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Plans to Gentrify Jingletown

Plans to Gentrify Jingletown

Plans to redevelop the old An-Fo Manufacturing Co building at 3129 Elmwood Avenue, on the edge of Oakland’s Jingletown, near the Fruitvale BART Station, have been approved. As envisioned, a conversion of – and addition to – the existing structure would yield a 30-unit residential development, with 9 studios,... Read More »

Employment in San Francisco Dropped in Q1

Employment in San Francisco Dropped in Q1

With the number of people living in San Francisco with a job pegged at 543,900 last month, a nominal 200 higher than the month before, employment in the city has dropped by 3,300 in the first quarter of the year versus gaining 6,900 in the first quarter of 2016,... Read More »

Former Cal Coach Scores on Fast Break from East Bay Home

Former Cal Coach Scores on Fast Break from East Bay Home

Purchased by Cuonzo Martin for $2.5 million in mid-2014, two months after Cuonzo was named head coach of Cal’s men’s basketball team, the 4,123-square-foot Piedmont home at 88 Sandringham Road hit the market listed for “$2.495 million” last month, two weeks after Cuonzo resigned from Cal and accepted a... Read More »

The Story behind This $350K Over Asking Sale in West Oakland

The Story behind This $350K Over Asking Sale in West Oakland

Built as a duplex in the early 1900s, the two-story West Oakland building at 960-962 16th Street was subsequently converted into the House of Prayer Church of God with a parsonage on the second floor. Purchased for $367,000 in April 2014, the then-church was re-converted into a two-unit residential... Read More »

Shuttered Oakland Chicken Shack Back on the Market for $2 Million

Shuttered Oakland Chicken Shack Back on the Market for $2 Million

The shuttered Church’s Chicken shack at 345 East 18th Street, which is two blocks from the southeastern shore of Oakland’s Lake Merritt, is back on the market with a $1,999,999 price tag having failed to find a buyer last year. The corner parcel, which has since been stripped of... Read More »

Rents Tick Up in San Francisco, Drop in Oakland

Recent reports of a sharp drop in apartment rents in both San Francisco and Oakland shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, as it’s a trend we first noticed forming last year. And as we first reported a couple of months ago, asking rents in the two cities had... Read More »

400-Foot-Tall Downtown Oakland Tower Closer to Reality

400-Foot-Tall Downtown Oakland Tower Closer to Reality

The refined plans for a 40-story downtown Oakland tower to rise up to 400 feet in height upon the western quarter of the Downtown Oakland block bounded by Franklin, Webster, 13th and 14th Streets, a block which is currently covered by the 520-space Downtown Merchants parking garage, could be... Read More »

The First Home in Albany to Break the $2 Million Mark

The First Home in Albany to Break the $2 Million Mark

Listed for $1.685 million on the first of March, the sale of the remodeled Craftsman home at 1613 Sonoma Avenue, over in Albany, has already closed escrow. And with a contract price of $2.45 million, or roughly $1,040 per square foot, it’s the first home sale in the city... Read More »

Renderings for Proposed 25-Story Oakland Tower Revealed

Renderings for Proposed 25-Story Oakland Tower Revealed

With a 24-story tower rising across the street at 1700 Webster, the final plans and renderings for a proposed 25-story tower to rise at 1721 Webster Street, in Oakland’s Central Business District, will be presented to the city’s Design Review Committee on Wednesday afternoon. As proposed by the Holland... Read More »

NFL Approves Raiders’ Move to Las Vegas

NFL Approves Raiders’ Move to Las Vegas

In a near unanimous vote of 31-1, the NFL owners have approved the Oakland Raiders proposed move to Las Vegas, an outcome which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise. As we wrote when other “credible sources” saw the loss of Sheldon Adelson’s support for the proposed $1.9 Las... Read More »