San Jose Community Fights To Restore Painted-Over Chicano MuralA historic mural in East San Jose has been gone for over six months after it was mysteriously painted over. Some members of the community have not given up the fight to restore it.
Popular Mission District Spot Set To Close After New Year's EveAfter nearly three decades of slinging drinks and presenting an eclectic mix of music, the Elbo Room in San Francisco's Mission District is counting down its final days before closing.
Ground Breaks On 1st SF Mission Affordable Housing Development In 10 YearsSan Francisco city officials broke ground Wednesday on the future site of 80 new affordable housing units in the city’s Mission District, which will bring much needed housing to the neighborhood’s low-income residents.
Google Gets Earful From San Jose Residents Worried About Mega CampusThe tech giant received an earful from people concerned about high rents and gentrification at a community meeting Monday night.
Anti-Gentrification Protesters Use Scooters To Block Tech Buses In SF MissionActivists in San Francisco’s Mission District have blocked a part of Valencia Street Thursday morning to protest what they say is exploitation of the neighborhood by tech companies.
Lawmakers Kill Effort To Expand California Rent ControlAn effort to expand rent control in California died Thursday in a legislative committee after four hours of testimony as hundreds of landlords and renters raucously chanted from the hallway outside.
Palo Alto African-American Homeowner Fights Gentrification Despite Pricey Offers To SellLakiba Pittman was offered a million dollars for her home but she refused. She's fighting gentrification and wants to preserve her neighborhood's African American history.
Comic Web Series Focuses On Gentrification In OaklandOakland is the focus of a new web series, that looks at life and gentrification in the Bay Area city.
Cultural Impact Used As Argument Against Mission DevelopmentA major housing project in San Francisco was rejected this week, not because of complaints about traffic or noise, but rather the type of people it could bring to the neighborhood.
Oakland Residents Displaced From Building Under Renovation File LawsuitWith its lofts and turn of the century Victorians, West Oakland has become home to many Bay Area artists and musicians. But as gentrification transforms the neighborhood, those residents are getting pushed out.
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.