Oakland Mayor Schaff's $3.85 Billion Budget Includes Funds For Homeless, Public Safety, BlightOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf released her 2021-23 budget Friday, a $3.85 billion plan that includes homelessness, public safety, jobs, and healthier neighborhoods.
Fremont Neighbors Fed Up After Home Destroyed By Fire Becomes Rat-Infested Illegal Dump SiteA home destroyed in a fire has brought blight to Fremont’s Centerville neighborhood because it has become a rat-infested, illegal dump site.
Oakland Non-Profit Launches Pilot Program to Pay Homeless to Fight BlightA non-profit organization in Oakland is enacting a pilot program to manage homeless encampments by paying campers for their belongings.
'I Am Sick Of It' – Leaders Get Earful From Downtown San Jose Neighbors Near I-280 Rat InfestationA rat-infested downtown San Jose neighborhood is getting attention from city and state leaders.
Clean Up Begins At Large Illegal Dumpsite In South San JoseThe city of San Jose and Union Pacific Railroad on Monday began cleaning up one of the biggest illegal dumpsites the South Bay has seen.
SJ Considers Creating $3 Million Fund To Clean Up Increasing Trash, Blight On City StreetsSan Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and several councilmembers on Monday announced a proposal for $3 million in extra funding to address an increase in trash and blight in the city's streets.
'A Mess Out There' - San Jose Looks At Spending $3 Million On Cleaning Illegal Dumpsites, BlightSan Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and three councilmembers will introduce a plan that will dedicate $1 million a month until the end of the year to clean illegal dumpsites and pick up trash from the streets.
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.