East Bay

Let's Revisit the CyberTran Plan

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 09/19/2008 - 1:16pm

By Jeffrey R. Smith

As many local residents know: Alameda is an island. But that could change: it may become an atoll, a shoal or an oyster bed. Many residents are also aware that fuel prices are rapidly catching up to the prices of table wines: a gallon of the carbonated pink Catawba currently sells for less than $5!

Small Band Fights Big Development

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 09/19/2008 - 10:36am

A group of San Leandro residents who don’t support the construction of hundreds of new housing units as part of the Transit- Oriented Development (TOD) has banded together to fight the project.

Estudillo Estates resident Frank Lynn started a group called “Save San Leandro” to protest the San Leandro Crossings project that is part of the TOD plan. They say city officials don’t listen to the public’s opinion.

Teens show their urban planning prowess

Submitted by Reporter on Sun, 08/31/2008 - 10:00pm

DEVELOPERS, PLANNERS, city officials and community members have tried for years to devise a cohesive and appealing plan for the area along San Pablo Avenue at the Del Norte BART station in El Cerrito. Now, 10 students from Kennedy High School in Richmond have come up with their own ideas for the area as the culmination of their summer internship in a program sponsored by the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee.


East Bay incomes higher, but poverty rates not going down

Submitted by News Desk on Mon, 08/25/2008 - 10:00pm

If the East Bay economy could be judged by Pleasanton's median household income of $113,345, or its poverty rate of 2.1 percent, the region would seem to be doing fine.

The U.S. Census Bureau released statistics Tuesday that show the Tri-Valley city of about 68,000 people has regained its place as the most affluent midsize city in America.


Report: Some Pleasanton Apartment Complexes Discriminate

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 08/22/2008 - 3:02pm

A new study released by ECHO Housing, a nonprofit housing counseling agency, says 30 percent of Pleasanton apartment complexes that were audited showed some form of discrimination based on race.

East Bay local agencies ask voters for money

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 08/20/2008 - 10:00pm

East Bay voters face a double-edged ballot on Nov 4.

At the same time they pay more at the pump and the grocery store, cash-strapped local public agencies are asking for money, too.

Of the 58 local ballot measures on Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano County ballots, a third propose new or extended taxes totalling more than $750 million.

Nearly half the measures raise funds for schools either through bonds repaid with property taxes or parcel taxes.



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