Tag: Bay Area

Sacramento River (Pacific Southwest Region USFWS / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Bay Area Residents Seek Exodus to Sacramento

Soaring living costs throughout California over the past several years have pushed Bay Area residents to relocate to one of the last affordable cities in the Golden State: Sacramento, California’s inland capital.

BART train (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

BART Sued over Urine- and Feces-Covered Elevators

Two advocacy groups and two individuals with disabilities filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco on Wednesday alleging that BART has discriminated against people with disabilities by failing to maintain the transportation agency’s urine and feces-covered elevators.

SFO (Kyle Harmon / Flickr / CC)

SFO Airport Sinkhole ‘Emergency’ as Flight Volume Soars

Federal and state transportation officials are warning that San Francisco Airport’s rapidly deteriorating seawall has created the risk of runway flooding and sinkholes as passenger volume soars. San Francisco is legend for environmental hypocrisy, such as flooding the beautiful Hetch

Oakland fire warehouse (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

Artists Call for End to Oakland Evictions

Three Bay Area residents say they have collected over 1,000 signatures from local artists and have penned a letter calling on Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf to stop landlords from evicting residents of warehouses similar to the “Ghost Ship” where 36 people perished in a deadly blaze earlier this month.

Burnt-Ramen-punk-concert (Miles Gehm / Flickr / CC)

Burnt Ramen: Richmond Artists Protest Evictions

Over 100 supporters of Richmond’s legendary underground punk venue Burnt Ramen attended a City Council meeting on Tuesday night and protested outside against the closure of their “safe space,” in what they described as a “witch hunt” by authorities following a deadly fire on Dec. 2 that claimed 36 lives in an Oakland warehouse just 12 miles away.

Death Star (Kent Phillips / Disney / Getty)

Google to Build Housing to Help Deal with Bay Area’s Rent Crisis

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is planning to build 330 units of housing near its headquarters in what is seen as a response to the housing and rental crisis that has beleaguered Bay Area residents who are seeking more affordable, and often dangerous, alternatives to traditional living accommodations.

Catharine Baker (Flickt / CC / Cropped)

East Bay Times Endorses Republican Catharine Baker

The East Bay Times has endorsed a Republican for State Assembly: namely, attorney Catharine Baker, 45, who is up for reelection for the first time in the Bay Area’s 16th Assembly District — a tough reelection district for any Republican.