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The Oakland YIMBY Conference participants. Photo: Scott Wiener's Twitter

YIMBY Conference Debrief

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Last week Oakland hosted the YIMBYtown conference, described as a “… three-day gathering for grassroots community organizers, political leaders, educators, housing developers, and everyday people to identify problems, create solutions, share resources on the issues that impact housing on local, state, and national levels.” YIMBY, or “Yes in My Back Yard,” is an association of […]

Today’s Headlines

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One Cyclist Killed and Two Injured in Hit and Runs (SFChron) Supes Gripe over Road Work and Conditions (SFExaminer) Lower Haight Residents Awoken by Late Night Street Work (Hoodline) City Takes Over Street Trees (SFExaminer) El Rey Theater Landmarked (Curbed, Hoodline) Roundabout Coming to Moraga (EastBayTimes) Motorist Injures Child at Belmont School (DailyJournal) SMART Train […]
51st and Broadway area in north Oakland, including the Shops at the Ridge on the northeast corner. Source: Google Streetview

‘Shops at the Ridge’ Create Suburban Dystopia at 51st and Broadway

The intersection of 51st/Pleasant Valley and Broadway in north Oakland lies at the confluence of three of Oakland’s most walkable and bikeable districts – Temescal, Rockridge, and Piedmont Avenue – adjacent to Oakland Technical High School, California College of the Arts, and several senior housing complexes. Yet, it has always been a barrier to connecting […]