Oakland Rapper Turns Housing Frustration Into Hip-Hop AnthemAs one of the hottest rental markets in the Bay Area, Oakland has its share of stories of residents getting priced out after having lived in the city for decades. Including a well-known East Bay rapper who recently channeled his frustration into a new song and video.
This Is What 'Christopher Columbusing' Looks Like In OaklandOakland filmmaker N'Jeri Eaton got busy "Columbusing" this past Halloween weekend in a culturally-rich area dealing with a surge of well-endowed techies.
Flyer Warning About Black Man 'Asking For My Phone Number' Raises Questions Of Racial Profiling"Weak game" or a "dangerous phone thief" are dueling perceptions in the latest salvo on gentrification and police profiling in Oakland neighborhoods.
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.
Salon.com 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.