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Among the members of East Lake United for Justice, which is opposing the new apartment tower by Lake Merritt, are  (L to R): Teresita Bautista, Nyia McClendon, Nischit Hegde, D. Alwan, Monica Garcia, Kah'lea McClendon, Mari Rose Taruc and son Kawayan, Victoria McClendon, Alma Blackwell and Amy Vanderwarker.

Residents Oppose Proposed Luxury Apartment Tower on East Side of Lake Merritt

Local residents are organizing to attend the Wednesday, April 1 meeting of the Oakland Planning Commission to oppose the proposed sale of public land on East 12th Street across the roadway from Lake Merritt to [...]
Organizers who attended the Bus Rapid Transit community meeting Wednesday evening at Allen Temple in East Oakland were  (left to right): Redana Johnson, Towanda Sherry,  Esther Goolsby, Cesar Fragoso, Jorge Hernandez, Mabel Tsang, Marina Muñoz, Omyinye Alheri, Davida Small, and Evelyn Sanchez. ​ Photo by Nikolas Zelinski.

Community Pushes for AC Transit Project without Displacement

Neighbors gathered at Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland Wednesday night to discuss their concerns about the new AC Transit project, called Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The project will build high-speed bus service along [...]
Rendering of Coliseum City.

5,750 Market Rate Units, No Affordable Housing Yet for Coliseum City

While many people are looking at the proposed Coliseum City development as the best and last chance to keep the Raiders and A’s in town in exchange for glitzy new stadiums, not as much attention [...]
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City Grants to Green & Beautify Neighborhoods

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi Kelly announced $1.2 million in matching Community Challenge Grants to residents, businesses, schools, non-profits and community groups to make neighborhood greening and beautification improvements. The San Francisco [...]
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San Leandro Announces Seismic Retrofit Incentive Program

San Leandro has been selected as one of six jurisdictions in California for inclusion in a statewide program that provides new funding for residential seismic retrofit work. Qualified homeowners who apply and are accepted in [...]
FutureBART

League of Women Voters & BART Present “Building a Better BART” Townhall, Nov. 13

The League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa County in partnership with BART present “Building a Better BART”—A Presentation Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Richmond City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, 5:30 [...]
Francesca Vietor, Program Director for Environment, Public Policy and Civic Engagement with The San Francisco Foundation. Photo courtesy of SFF.

Francesca Vietor of The San Francisco Foundation Attends White House Roundtable

The San Francisco Foundation’s Program Director for Environment, Public Policy and Civic Engagement, Francesca Vietor, recently attended the White House Green Infrastructure Leadership Roundtable to discuss sustainability with senior officials from agencies such as the [...]