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Berkeley Housing Boom: More Than 1,400 New Units Under Way

January 16, 2014 | 11:52 am

Berkeley Housing Boom: More Than 1,400 New Units Under Way

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The rise in downtown construction is raising concerns about the impacts of greater population density.

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San Francisco Props B and C Reignite Past Waterfront Battles

November 1, 2013 | 5:45 pm

San Francisco Props B and C Reignite Past Waterfront Battles

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Proposed new developments recall the battles after the Embarcadero Freeway came down.

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Photo Gallery: In Oakland Artists’ Enclave, Residents Ponder Life With New Neighbors

April 22, 2013 | 6:00 am

Photo Gallery: In Oakland Artists’ Enclave, Residents Ponder Life With New Neighbors

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By Kyung Jin Lee, Deborah Svoboda and Dan Brekke When he was in China earlier this month, Gov. Jerry Brown announced something that was very important to a handful of residents on a fairly obscure stretch of Oakland’s waterfront. The governor said that a Chinese real estate firm would bankroll a $1.5 billion development on […]

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Development Threatens California Farms–and Farm Economy

January 17, 2013 | 12:38 pm

Development Threatens California Farms–and Farm Economy

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Despite written policies protecting farmland across Central California’s agricultural heartland, the state’s most productive region is on track to lose 570,000 acres of prime, irrigated land to development by 2050, according to a new report. The American Farmland Trust says the loss could drain between $100 billion and $190 billion from the […]

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Treasure Island Development Plans Inch Forward

December 3, 2012 | 11:03 am

Treasure Island Development Plans Inch Forward

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by Matt Smith and Katharine Mieszkowski, The Bay Citizen After a decade of delays, San Francisco is taking concrete steps toward turning the former sandbar known as Treasure Island into a $1.5 billion condominium community. However, obstacles remain for the project, a top priority for three of the city’s mayors. Barriers include political uncertainty about […]

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