Surviving In A Sea Of Wealth: San Francisco’s Tenderloin Endures Change, Protects Housing, And Looks To The FutureRandy Shaw, executive director for the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, talks about the district's history, how it got it's name, what led up to its seedy reputation and how it deals with gentrification while protecting housing.
Most Americans Spending At Least Half Their Pay On HousingThe surging cost of rental housing has squeezed a rising proportion of U.S. families since the Great Recession struck in 2007.
Google Taps Avant-Garde European Architects To Design Controversial New HQ In Mountain ViewSome Mountain View residents fear Google is changing the face of their city. Those concerns could peak they see the architectural plans for Google's proposed expansion of its headquarters. Founder's Speech Blasts His New Bernal Heights Techie Neighbors For Ruining The VibeBernal Heights, once home to artists and blue-collar workers is now "the hottest zip code in town." David Talbot says that's a bad thing and blames the techies who moved in.
Oakland Affordability Becoming A Growing ConcernIn Oakland, unemployment is down, but still high. Homicides are down, but home invasions spiked. Now, questions about affordability are creeping into the conversations about Oakland.
Viral Video Prompts San Francisco To Change Soccer Rules At Mission PlaygroundOutrage about a soccer field confrontation at Mission Playground between Dropbox tech workers and Latino youth has prompted San Francisco’s top park official to change the policy about permits and fees to use the field.
'Playground Is Not For Sale' Rally Planned After Dispute Over SF Mission District Soccer FieldA caught-on-camera dispute between some tech industry employees and a group of teens at a the San Francisco Mission Playground soccer field has sparked calls for change in San Francisco Park's and Recreation policies.
VIDEO: Soccer Field Reservation Flap Pits SF Neighbors Against Dropbox Techies In Caught-On-Camera QuarrelA incident captured on camera that quickly went viral depicts the increasingly acrimonious relations between long-time San Francisco residents and the newly rich techies encroaching on their neighborhods, as a group of Dropbox employees who reserved a soccer field using a new city-sponsored app try to get a group of kids using the field to move.
Oakland's Uptown District Named Among Nation's 10 Great NeighborhoodsOakland's Uptown District has been a petri dish for transformation, turning areas struggling with blight into a re-surged community that's now recognized as one of the nation's 10 greatest neighborhoods.
Tenants Of San Francisco Mission District Building Say They’re Being Unfairly Evicted About 30 tenants of a San Francisco Mission District-apartment building say they’re being unfairly evicted and didn't have proper warning to do anything about it in court.
West Oakland Community Garden Trashed By Vandals, Possibly Over GentrificationThere's a mess at one West Oakland community garden after vandals were reportedly targeting more than just vegetables.
Gentrification And Crime, Techies And Drug Users: 'Crackhead Cam' Captures Transition Of San Francisco Mid-MarketSan Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood is undergoing a transition. While it has a burgeoning nightlife, a blogger’s webcam shows not all of it is pretty.