Feature Articles

Input on Park, Webster Street Changes Sought

Jul 14,2021

The city invites the public to provide feedback on the Commercial Streets Program to help the city decide what’s next for streets transformed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes included the introduction of parklets.

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White smoke spews from cars “performing” an illegal sideshow on July 4 at Alameda Point.

Sideshows Continue Unabated at Point

Jul 14,2021

Sideshow activity and drag racing at Alameda Point has now become a weekend routine. Despite community outrage and being given a host of ideas on how to curb the activity, the city appears to be doing nothing about it. Even the private security detail is absent when needed.

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Some Good Old-Fashioned Base Ball

Jul 14,2021

The Oakland Colonels took the field last Sunday in Washington Park. The Colonels are part of Bay Area Vintage Base Ball, a 15-year-old organization that uses the Spalding 1886 rulebook and strives for historical accuracy.

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Mortgage Rates Down Again

Jul 08,2021

Freddie Mac’s July 1 Primary Mortgage Market Survey showed that the 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell 6 basis points from last week’s 3.04 percent to 2.98 percent.

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Newsom Signs Rent-Relief Bill

Jul 08,2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 832 into law on June 28. The bill allocates additional federal rent relief dollars to the state rental assistance program. The program provides assistance to housing providers with qualified tenants.

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Corica Park to Hosts Backpack Drive

Jul 08,2021

Corica Park’s On the Green Golf & Play Summer Camps for underserved youth in the East Bay are just almost here. As part of the program, Corica is hosting a backpack drive to provide campers with essential school supplies.

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