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‘Tiny House Movement’ Takes Hold in Sonoma County

September 16, 2014 | 11:19 am

‘Tiny House Movement’ Takes Hold in Sonoma County

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Many in the pricey Bay Area are opting for a simpler lifestyle in a tiny house.

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Communal Project in Fresno Has Found a Different Way to Treat the Homeless [Video]

August 22, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Communal Project in Fresno Has Found a Different Way to Treat the Homeless [Video]

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Dakota EcoGarden was founded by a retired schoolteacher who used her savings to buy and refurbish a house.

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Cash Buyers Dominate Oakland Real Estate Market

August 8, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Cash Buyers Dominate Oakland Real Estate Market

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Oakland isn’t immune to the glut of cash in the Bay Area’s hot real estate market.

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San Francisco’s Tamale Lady Struggling

August 8, 2014 | 11:17 am

San Francisco’s Tamale Lady Struggling

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She’s having problems getting loan to open a restaurant while maintaining building she owns in Mission.

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S.F. Planners Back Chiu’s ‘Airbnb’ Proposal But Make It Tougher

August 8, 2014 | 5:00 am

S.F. Planners Back Chiu’s ‘Airbnb’ Proposal But Make It Tougher

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Legislation would legalize and regulate thousands of short-term rentals and cap them at 90 days.

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Berkeley Homeless Contingent Settles In Along Busy Rail Line

July 30, 2014 | 12:23 pm

Berkeley Homeless Contingent Settles In Along Busy Rail Line

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Following evictions in Albany, West Berkeley, rail officials and neighbors express concern about camps.

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Campos Wants San Francisco to Regulate Tenant Buyouts by Landlords

July 30, 2014 | 8:00 am

Campos Wants San Francisco to Regulate Tenant Buyouts by Landlords

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Proposed ordinance would reveal true scope of renters’ displacement by tracking payments to tenants.

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Richmond Police Investigating Housing Authority Contracts

July 25, 2014 | 10:23 am

Richmond Police Investigating Housing Authority Contracts

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Probe centers on $340,000 in maintenance funds allegedly steered to firm linked to insider.

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Rodents Prompt Berkeley Cleanup of Gilman Homeless Camp

July 21, 2014 | 11:26 am

Rodents Prompt Berkeley Cleanup of Gilman Homeless Camp

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City cleanup of encampment under the Gilman Street overpass is causing tension with homeless advocates.

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Tech Boom Spurs Changes in West Oakland

July 15, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Tech Boom Spurs Changes in West Oakland

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Sky-high rents are pushing people out of San Francisco, with many ending up in West Oakland.

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