Complaints Of Gangs, Bedbugs, Blight Lead To Promised Upgrades At Oakland's Hillside ComplexHillside Apartments have been called the worst in Oakland. Neighbors have a nickname for the complex: Killside Prison.
San Jose Councilman Suggests Hiring Homeless To Clean Blighted Freeway RampsSan Jose is trying to figure out who will clean up the trash at a freeway off ramp being called an embarrassment, and the answer may be homeless people.
Oakland Neighborhood Sees Crime Decline After Buddhist Shrine Moves InResidents of a once blighted Oakland neighborhood are crediting a Buddha statue installed in a median for a remarkable change.
San Francisco First California City To Test Urban Farming Tax Break Law For Property OwnersSan Francisco will soon become the first city to enact a California law giving owners who turn empty lots into gardens the chance to get a tax break.
Antioch Voters Approve Half-Cent Sales Tax To Fight Crime, BlightVoters appear to have overwhelmingly approved a half-cent sales tax that is expected to bring in more than $4.3 million annually and help Antioch out of its current financial crisis, according to unofficial election results.
San Mateo Homeowner Faces Eviction Over Junk-Filled YardA contractor who has been remodeling his San Mateo home for ten years has been ordered to vacate the house after years of complaints from neighbors about the junk and clutter in his yard.
San Francisco Approves 'Large Vehicle' Overnight Parking Ban For Some NeighborhoodsSupervisors have approved a large-vehicle overnight parking ban on many San Francisco streets.
Vallejo May Implement Fees For Blighted Foreclosure CleanupForeclosed properties in Vallejo are now under target by city officials who claim that some of them have become eyesores in the neighborhood. Officials are now proposing stiff fines for owners who let their properties go.
Oakland Mayor Quan Accused Of Maintaining Blighted PropertyA resident unhappy about strict enforcement of eyesore properties is complaining about the unkempt property of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, dubbing her the “Queen of Residential Blight.”
Banks Find Loophole To Avoid Cleaning Up Richmond Foreclosures Richmond has some of the most strict laws about taking care of foreclosed properties, but residents say three banks have found a way around those regulations.
Key Downtown San Jose Street Opens To 2-Way TrafficCrews were out early re-striping St. James Street in San Jose on Thursday, the culmination of a 30-year fight by residents to see the heavily-used thoroughfare converted to a two-way street.
Neighbors Make Trash Deposit At SJ Bank In Protest Of Blighted Foreclosure About a dozen concerned members of a neighborhood group came to the Wells Fargo Branch at Story Rd. and King Rd. in San Jose Wednesday carrying trash bags instead of money sacks.