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Why has this Eastlake lot sat empty for years?

UrbanCore says COVID-19 has thwarted its chances of starting construction on its 361-unit Lakehouse Commons apartment complex, which has drawn controversy for years.


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East Bay Restaurants offering takeout or delivery

These East Bay restaurants have started curbside, no-contact pickup and in-house delivery. Find out who’s offering curbside and delivery.


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