Oakland’s core is on the verge of a makeover, heightening fears about rising housing costs and gentrification in a city celebrated for its racial and ethnic diversity. Where will the new workers live in an area so short on housing?
Created to preserve the small-town patina of a city, Measure A put an end to multifamily housing. City leaders have found a way around the archaic restriction, but reforming the impetus for the housing crises doesn’t look imminent.
Oakland’s minimum wage hike prompted more area restaurants to eliminate tipping. Is this the beginning of the end?
The answer depends on rent, jobs, more residents, and a host of other factors.
Early discussions about adding condos, townhomes, and light business have coincided with one resignation, a termination, and a tenant eviction.
As rental advocates embark on bolder tactics to keep rents more affordable, city leaders respond with relief, but is it enough? Rent control may be the next big battle
A literary baker who loves pies and her bread-loving partner bring a French-inspired take to Park Street.
Scuffle in council chambers typifies tensions in Alameda and elsewhere in the Bay Area regarding rental prices.
The Park Street Business Association updates its name, choosing Downtown Alameda Business Association to reflect its constituency.
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.