Housing Crisis Averted in San Leandro?

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Housing Crisis Averted in San Leandro?

The city's rent review board has nothing to do.

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Berkeley Pledges Support and Funding for Worker Co-ops

City council unanimously supports plan to develop the country's most comprehensive co-op support program

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Arreguin Sees the Light on the Density

Berkeley mayor acknowledges a change of heart regarding the need for cities to build more housing

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The Big Blue Eviction

The new owner of The Big Blue Haus, a beloved Oakland space for queers and artists, is evicting all the tenants, and renters say he told them he plans to turn it into an Airbnb.

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Amazon Works Hard to Keep Secrets

Under its agreement with UC Berkeley, the online giant can seek to block the release of public records or redact parts of them.

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Aisha Wahab Made History

The 31-year-old Hayward resident became the first Afghan American elected to public office in the United States.

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Ending a Double-Standard at Laney College

California has invested millions in educating formerly incarcerated students at community colleges, but those students have struggled to get campus jobs. That could finally change.

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Fixing Oakland’s Death Traps

After years of delay, the city is finally taking action to retrofit thousands of seismically unsafe soft-story apartments.

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Rigel Robinson Represents the Next Generation

At 22, the recent Cal grad is the youngest-ever member of the Berkeley City Council.

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Oakland’s Lead Paint Problem Persists

The city has yet to launch a program to check older homes for lead paint, even though children are still being poisoned. Funds from a recent lawsuit, however, could jumpstart the effort.

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Excessive Water Consumption Killed Santa Rita Inmate

The death of Jesus Dickey of Berkeley has contributed to mounting concerns about the state of mental health treatment in the jail.

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Haircuts with Heart Provides Free Haircuts to the Homeless

Volunteer stylists, shears and blow-dryers in hand, provide pampering services for those who need it the most.

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