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Oakland Waterfront Hotel to Become Affordable HousingOakland Waterfront Hotel to Become Affordable Housing
By - posted 9/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Housing, Oakland, Support the Bay

Z Hotel, located in Oakland’s Jack London Square, is slated to be converted into affordable housing. Thanks to Mercury News and The Registry SF for sharing the news that Riaz Capital will be transforming the hotel into micro studios designed for workplace professionals who earn between $50,000 and $120,000 a year more...

New Chill 1,000 sqft Beer Lounge Opening on AlamedaNew Chill 1,000 sqft Beer Lounge Opening on Alameda
By - posted 9/9/2021
Bars, Brand New, East Bay, Eat & Drink

Almanac Lounge in Alameda is opening a brand new 1,000 square foot lounge on September 11, 2021.  The vibes are set, the pillows are fluffed, the electric fireplace is ablaze, all that’s missing is you. Join us this weekend for the official opening of the Almanac Lounge. It’s hard to believe, more...

This is the Bay Area's First New Campground in DecadesThis is the Bay Area’s First New Campground in Decades
By - posted 8/30/2021
Brand New, East Bay, Outdoorsy

The San Francisco Bay Area has a brand new campground. which opened on Friday, August 27, 2021. Located within Coyote Hills Regional Park and next to the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay in Fremont, the 60-acre Dumbarton Quarry Campground on the Bay is the East Bay Park District’s first more...

New I-680 South Toll Lane Starts Friday, Aug. 20New I-680 South Toll Lane Starts Friday, Aug. 20
By - posted 8/20/2021
Brand New, East Bay, Transportation

Tolling operations began Friday morning for a new 11-mile express lane on southbound Interstate Highway 680 from Martinez to Walnut Creek. The express lane starting at Marina Vista Boulevard in Martinez will charge tolls from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and connects with a previously existing 11-mile express lane more...

Oakland's New Tiny Home Village for Unhoused Lake Merritt Residents Coming SoonOakland’s New Tiny Home Village for Unhoused Lake Merritt Residents Coming Soon
By - posted 8/4/2021
Brand New, East Bay, Getting Help, Housing, Oakland

Construction began this week on a tiny home village city officials intend for homeless people on city-owned land at Lake Merritt. The property, located at East 12th Street, will eventually house 65 people in tiny homes and provide a comprehensive set of services to help residents transition to stable housing more...

Stolen Bay Area Puppies OK After Carjacking, Police Chase & CrashStolen Bay Area Puppies OK After Carjacking, Police Chase & Crash
By - posted 7/13/2021
Bay Area Updates, East Bay

By Tony Hicks, Bay City News Foundation He was supposed to see a man about a dog. He ended up in law enforcement’s doghouse, according to Hayward Police. A man selling three puppies online met a man in South Hayward last Wednesday afternoon, who said he wanted to buy a pooch. When more...

Oakland Diverts $18M from Police BudgetOakland Diverts $18M from Police Budget
By - posted 6/27/2021
East Bay, Oakland, Police Reform

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Oakland city councilmembers redirected more than $17 million from proposed police spending to alternative methods of violence prevention when the council passed a $3.8 billion budget Thursday evening. The vote came at about 5:30 p.m. following hours of public comment and discussion at a virtual meeting. The more...