Activists, city discuss how community land trust can fulfill mission to create affordable housing.
Fracking, raising the minimum wage, and driver’s licenses for immigrants top the list.
LavaMae.org aims to restore a measure of dignity by filling the simple need for a place to bathe.
In the 1920s and 30s, downtown Stockton was home to “Little Manila,” the heart of Filipino America.
Oakland’s African-American male students have a disappointing high school graduation rate, their efforts often dragged down by poverty, crime and too many absences. More than half of African-American boys now in middle school are at risk of dropping out of high school. Oakland Unified is fighting back with something school districts usually leave to community […]
by Jon Leckie, Oakland Local At the corner of 23rd Street and San Pablo Avenue, lines for lunch grow long well before mid-day, but Saint Vincent de Paul of Alameda County is prepared. Serving up nearly 800 free meals a day, five days a week, to Oakland’s needy is something the community center has been […]
By Alexei Koseff, Peninsula Press In a region proudly defined by its tech industry and a network of millionaire entrepreneurs, East Palo Alto has always been outside the loop. A few miles from the new Facebook campus and Stanford University, it’s a place where homes can still be bought for low-six-figure sums, and you’re as […]
Last week, we wrote about a new budget calculator released by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) that attempts to offer a contrast to the Federal Poverty Guidelines, which say a family of four is “officially” poor only if it earns less than $23,550. What EPI hoped to do was illustrate that in plenty of places (the […]
Anyone who lives in the Bay Area knows it’s not cheap. Rents in San Francisco are notoriously high and rising, trickling out to affect housing costs around the region. Then there are the great restaurants that must be tried, the health care necessities that must be paid, child care, transportation — and that all adds […]