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Can Oakland Avoid Tech Conflicts as Startups Move In?

July 16, 2014 | 9:30 am

Can Oakland Avoid Tech Conflicts as Startups Move In?

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Entrepreneurs, investors and activists look to avoid tensions that have beset San Francisco’s boom.

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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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San Francisco’s Housing Boom Repeats an Old Story

April 15, 2014 | 6:30 am

San Francisco’s Housing Boom Repeats an Old Story

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Commercial office construction, rabid development and dot-com entrepreneurs have shaped decades of change.

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Mission Meetup: Tech Workers and Activists Share a Meal, Discuss Tensions

February 13, 2014 | 8:00 am

Mission Meetup: Tech Workers and Activists Share a Meal, Discuss Tensions

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EngageSF is bringing together new and longtime residents in the Mission to get a dialogue going.

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Watch: John Oliver Takes Down the Tech Industry, and the Industry Guffaws

February 11, 2014 | 1:07 pm

Watch: John Oliver Takes Down the Tech Industry, and the Industry Guffaws

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The comic takes aim at gentrification and Google buses, and the crowd goes wild.

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How Twitter’s Neighbor, the Tenderloin, Resists an Upgrade

January 21, 2014 | 7:00 am

How Twitter’s Neighbor, the Tenderloin, Resists an Upgrade

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Land-use protections, rent controls and a lack of single-family homes constrain development.

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Listeners Weigh In: What Stories KQED Should Cover in 2014

January 9, 2014 | 7:00 am

Listeners Weigh In: What Stories KQED Should Cover in 2014

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Ideas run the gamut, from labyrinths and climate change to unemployment and retiring boomers.

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Good Read: ‘An Autobiography of Gentrification’ in the Fillmore

December 9, 2013 | 6:00 am

Good Read: ‘An Autobiography of Gentrification’ in the Fillmore

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A letter to a slain brother recounts the diaspora from the one-time heart of black San Francisco.

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Innovative Investment Plan Could Save San Francisco’s Marcus Books

December 6, 2013 | 2:51 pm

Innovative Investment Plan Could Save San Francisco’s Marcus Books

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Historic black bookstore trying to raise $1 million to buy its current home and avert displacement.

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Bay Area Authors, Activists and Listeners Weigh In on Gentrification

November 18, 2013 | 6:42 pm

Bay Area Authors, Activists and Listeners Weigh In on Gentrification

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What, exactly, does the word mean? Voices from the community say what they think.

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