Displacement, Segregation (News)

Transit towns a step to cut carbon footprint

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 04/17/2008 - 10:00pm
When DeeDee and Doug Ligibel saw the townhouse they now own in Hayward, DeeDee was taken by the old-fashioned brownstone look and the entryway's fragrant wisteria bloom.

Four years later, she's thrilled with something else: the luxury of living near a BART station, close by a downtown that includes a weekly farmers' market.

"I hardly ever drive," Ligibel said. "I love it, absolutely love it."


Tenant advocate stages protest

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 04/16/2008 - 10:00pm

A tenant who serves on the Marin County Housing Authority board is so frustrated that tenant complaints are unresolved that he walked out of a board meeting this week in protest.

The Rev. Isaiah Wallace, one of two tenants who serve with the five county supervisors on the board, said, "Somebody needs to do something to get them started up."

Where you live may signal life expectancy

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 04/16/2008 - 10:00pm

OAKLAND — Where you live might be killing you.

If you're black, born and raised in West Oakland, for instance, you're likely to die of health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer 15 years sooner than a white person who was born and raised in the Oakland hills.


Poll: Most in region see themselves as Bay Area citizens

Submitted by News Desk on Mon, 04/14/2008 - 10:00pm
Phone survey results reveal majority wants freeway expansion, among other findings

Bay Area-ite? Bay Arean?

We have yet to find a good name for it, but most residents of the nine-county region strongly identify as citizens of the Bay Area, a new poll shows.

Prop 98 - Non Profit Housing Developers May Be Selling Out The Poor

Submitted by News Desk on Mon, 04/14/2008 - 10:00pm
The cancellation of a meeting meant to teach people about the disastrous effects of Prop 98 at Housing California's annual conference, leaves many to believe the poor have been sold out!


Report: The affluent live longer

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 04/09/2008 - 10:00pm
Better neighborhoods lead to healthful food, more exercise, data show

Your address strongly influences your longevity, according to a groundbreaking report released Tuesday on the life expectancies of Bay Area residents.

On average, residents living in a county's poorest neighborhoods live 10 years less than their more affluent counterparts, according to the report "Health Inequities in the Bay Area."


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