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Demonstrators rallied on Thursday outside the Rotunda building in downtown Oakland, where Phil Tagami’s California Capital & Investment Group is located, calling on him to keep his promise not to bring coal into Oakland. Photo by Ethan Buckner.

McElhaney Puts Damper on Tagami’s Coal Plan

News has spread of developer Phil Tagami’s action to negotiate a deal with four counties in Utah to ship coal to a new export terminal at the Oakland Army Base that could begin operation as [...]
Electric vehicle charging stations.

San Leandro Opens Three Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Public Use

The City of San Leandro announced that it has installed three new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that are now available for public use. Two of the stations are located at the City’s Downtown Garage, [...]
A thinned eucalyptus stand.

Park District Board Receives Federal Grant for Fire Prevention

The East Bay Regional Park District took a major step forward this week in its long-term public safety efforts to reduce fire hazards in the East Bay Hills by accepting $4.65 million in federal grants [...]
A pile of coal sits near the Crandall Canyon Mine northwest of Huntington. Mining experts say Utah has about 40-45 years of coal left. Photo courtesy of Kristin Nichols, Deseret Morning News.

Tagami’s Behind-the-Scenes Deal to Bring Coal to Oakland Draws Opposition

Now that the Oakland Army Base development project is well underway, city developer and project manager Phil Tagami is working on a behind-the-scenes $53 million deal to ship coal from Utah through the new Oakland [...]
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Berkeley Launches Program to Help Homeowners Conserve Energy And Water

Berkeley this week officially launched the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program, which enables homeowners and commercial property owners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay them off through their property tax bill.
Rendering of CyberTran.

Richmond Seeks Support for “Cybertran” Ultralight Rail Transit System

By Post Staff   The Richmond City Council has agreed to continue searching for federal and state dollars to fund an innovative transit system that could bring a high-tech passenger rail transit system to the [...]

Largest Professional Parks Conference Coming to Bay Area 

George Wright Society’s 18th biennial conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites—“Engagement, Education, and Expectations: The Future of Parks and Protected Areas” — is taking place March 29 – April 3 in Oakland.  </
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 [...]