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Can Fees on Market-Rate Housing Subsidize Affordability in Oakland?

Mayor Libby Schaaf’s housing task forces considers a levy on market-rate housing, but developers warn about discouraging much-needed construction.
January 01, 2016

Housing and Retail Transform a Corner

Oakland's lone construction crane signals a major change for an ugly and long underutilized corner connecting major thoroughfares.
December 16, 2015

The Hive Is Buzzing

Signature’s new development in Uptown has re-envisioned urban living, marrying indie businesses, apartment living, and public hangouts. Is it a sign of things to come?
November 13, 2015

Kaiser Auditorium Renovation Underway

Emeryville’s Orton Development gets the go-ahead to mastermind the revival of the 101-year-old venue that’s been dormant for a decade.
September 26, 2015

The Kapor Commitment to Leveling the Tech Playing Field

Freada Kapor Klein and Mitchell Kapor signal a welcome movement in the VC focus, namely opportunity for the underserved.
September 23, 2015

It’s Not Just the Earthquake; It’s the Inferno

Most area cities remain woefully unprepared for the profusion of fires expected to break out in the wake of the Big One
September 05, 2015

Oakland Techonomy Has Major Pluses

Twitter, LinkedIn, and Yelp stocks took a dive, so does it stand to reason that Oakland’s booming tech economy will follow suit? Is Oakland headed for tech apocalypse?
July 15, 2015

Find an Event and Buy a Ticket with Applauze

A free downloadable app makes the whole process less time consuming and more seamless.
July 13, 2015

Sunset, Water Street Market Jazz Up Jack London Square

Jack London’s Market Building recently announced big news: the Ferry Building Marketplace developer is in, and Sunset magazine will be a tenant.
July 01, 2015

How Midnight Cinema is Bypassing the Record Industry

Oakland pop rockers Midnight Cinema has a new business model for getting its music out, and at the moment it doesn’t involve major recording studios or record labels.
June 09, 2015