Gentrification

Heatherwick Studio designed the UK’s Pavilion for the 2010 Expo in Shanghai. (Wikimedia Commons)

Google Taps Avant-Garde European Architects To Design Controversial New HQ In Mountain View

Some 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.

02/26/2015

Bernal Heights (Wikimedia Commons)

Salon.com Founder’s Speech Blasts His New Bernal Heights Techie Neighbors For Ruining The Vibe

Bernal 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.

01/29/2015

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Oakland Affordability Becoming A Growing Concern

In 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.

01/04/2015

(Mission Creek Video)

Viral Video Prompts San Francisco To Change Soccer Rules At Mission Playground

Outrage 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.

10/16/2014

(Mission Creek Video)

‘Playground Is Not For Sale’ Rally Planned After Dispute Over SF Mission District Soccer Field

A 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.

10/13/2014

MIssion Playground Confrontation

VIDEO: Soccer Field Reservation Flap Pits SF Neighbors Against Dropbox Techies In Caught-On-Camera Quarrel

A 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.

10/10/2014

The Fox Theater. (Creative Commons)

Oakland’s Uptown District Named Among Nation’s 10 Great Neighborhoods

Oakland’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.

10/01/2014

Street in the Mission District (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

08/20/2014

(CBS SF)

West Oakland Community Garden Trashed By Vandals, Possibly Over Gentrification

There’s a mess at one West Oakland community garden after vandals were reportedly targeting more than just vegetables.

08/05/2014

Screenshot of Bluoz.com. (Bluoz.com)

Gentrification And Crime, Techies And Drug Users: ‘Crackhead Cam’ Captures Transition Of San Francisco Mid-Market

San 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.

07/23/2014

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