San Jose Leaders, Union Pacific Clash Over Debris, Graffiti And Noise ComplaintsOfficials and local residents in San Jose are clashing with Union Pacific over reports of debris, homeless encampments and noise stemming from railroad property.
City Clears Out Homeless Camp in East OaklandCity of Oakland crews on Thursday cleared out a large, problem-plagued homeless camp in east Oakland that was the site of two large fires and at least one homicide last fall.
San Francisco Unveils Plan To Help Reduce Storefront VacanciesFaced with a spike in the number of empty storefronts in San Francisco, Mayor London Breed is vowing to cut the costs and the red tape for businesses to open new retail locations in the city’s neighborhoods.
Despite Booming Economy, Vacant Storefronts Common In San FranciscoThe increasingly common site of vacant buildings and empty storefronts around San Francisco despite the thriving economy has local business owners and city officials pushing for change.
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.