East Bay

Study paints grim picture of East Bay

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 07/31/2008 - 10:00pm

OAKLAND — A new study shows the East Bay is leading the Bay Area in increasing poverty levels, low living-wage job opportunities, decline of housing affordability and sinking high school graduation rates.


Westlake Development Partners, LLC Awarded Major Grant From the California Department of Housing and Community Development

Submitted by News Desk on Mon, 07/28/2008 - 10:00pm
San Mateo Firm Receives $24.7 Million to Create Housing and Mixed-Use Properties Along San Leandro’s Downtown Transit-Rich Corridor

East Bay loses 6,800 jobs in June

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 10:00pm

The East Bay plunged in June to its worst month of job losses in seven years, and California also suffered employment losses, prompting two economists to declare on Friday that both regions have lurched into a recession.

Employers jettisoned 6,800 jobs in the East Bay in June, state labor officials reported Friday. The East Bay has lost 18,500 jobs in 2008. More than 10,000 of those jobs vanished in the past two months. The numbers were adjusted for seasonal changes.


Blacks' suit accuses Antioch of discrimination

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 07/16/2008 - 10:00pm
by Bob Egelko

(07-16) 17:48 PDT ANTIOCH -- A group of African American, low-income tenants accused the city of Antioch in a lawsuit Wednesday of trying to drive them out of federally subsidized housing by creating a police squad to target blacks for arrests, harassment and pressure on their landlords to evict them.


Survey Says That Some Landlords Discriminate

Submitted by News Desk on Tue, 07/15/2008 - 10:00pm

 The Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity (ECHO) recently revealed the results of their annual fair housing audit, and over one-quarter of properties tested in San Leandro showed a racial bias.

ECHO tests landlords and real estate agents around the Bay Area to determine if they treat renters differently because of gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, and several other factors.


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