Under a new Oakland law, there could be fewer ‘trivial’ evictions
Landlords trying to evict over a lease violation will have to prove that it caused them “substantial actual injury.”
From strollers to wheelchairs, can Oakland build housing that’s accessible to all?
The city has set a goal of adopting a “universal design” ordinance to build apartments and houses that work for a wider range of residents.
More than a newspaper: For its vendors, Street Spirit provided a job and fostered friendships
The East Bay homeless publication has lost its funding. If it’s not revived, dozens will lose income, and customers will lose connection.
Evictions cases are rising fast after end of Alameda County moratorium
Oakland’s moratorium is still in place but ends in July. Berkeley’s expires Aug. 31.
‘Street Spirit’ newspaper to cease publication after losing funding
The editor of the newspaper that has chronicled homeless issues since 1995 hopes to restart Street Spirit. Its June issue will be the last until a new funder is found.
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