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Assembly Committee Rejects Leno’s Ellis Act Reform Bill

June 18, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Assembly Committee Rejects Leno’s Ellis Act Reform Bill

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Sen. Mark Leno says the bill to curb Ellis Act Evictions could be reconsidered.

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East Palo Alto Struggles to Curb Gang Violence

June 17, 2014 | 8:00 am

East Palo Alto Struggles to Curb Gang Violence

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Persistent problems driven by drugs and turf wars, as demographic shifts help determine who flourishes.

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West Oakland Coffee Shop Vandalized Hours After Gentrification Protests

June 13, 2014 | 5:01 pm

West Oakland Coffee Shop Vandalized Hours After Gentrification Protests

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Masked vandals threw five bricks through the shop’s windows, damaging a coffee brewing machine.

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When and Where Did the Word Gentrification Originate?

May 18, 2014 | 8:00 am

When and Where Did the Word Gentrification Originate?

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Term emerged in 1960s London when sociologist described displacement of the poor in working-class areas.

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Good Read: San Francisco’s (In)Visible Class War

May 16, 2014 | 10:34 am

Good Read: San Francisco’s (In)Visible Class War

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Danah Boyd examines spectacle of San Francisco homelessness set against the city’s spectacular wealth.

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Residents, Neighbors Fight to Save Palo Alto Mobile Home Park

May 12, 2014 | 4:34 pm

Residents, Neighbors Fight to Save Palo Alto Mobile Home Park

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Mobile-home dwellers, mostly Latino and low income, would likely be forced to leave town if land is sold.

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‘Underwater’ Homes: A Crisis Persists in Bay Area, Nationwide

May 8, 2014 | 11:18 am

‘Underwater’ Homes: A Crisis Persists in Bay Area, Nationwide

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Study from UC Berkeley think tank says local governments need to take action if lenders won’t help.

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Richmond City Council Approves Increase in City’s Minimum Wage

May 7, 2014 | 3:30 pm

Richmond City Council Approves Increase in City’s Minimum Wage

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Berkeley also acts,, with City Council voting for more gradual hike and further study of the issue.

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Oakland Imposes New Rules to Slow Down Rent Increases

May 7, 2014 | 11:34 am

Oakland Imposes New Rules to Slow Down Rent Increases

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Ordinance places new limits on rent hikes based on capital improvements to properties.

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In SF’s Mission District, Evicted Artists Hold Garage Sale to Pay for Move

May 6, 2014 | 8:42 am

In SF’s Mission District, Evicted Artists Hold Garage Sale to Pay for Move

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Mother and son, lifelong Mission artists, lose their home of 30 years. But they aren’t going quietly.

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