squatters http://kalw.org en In legal grey area, West Oakland resident discovers free house http://kalw.org/post/legal-grey-area-west-oakland-resident-discovers-free-house <p></p><p class="p1">Like everywhere in the Bay Area, home prices in Oakland have recently gone through the roof. The price of a house there is up almost 70 percent in the past two years. But West Oakland resident Steve DeCaprio has discovered an unusual way to acquire a home for free. DeCaprio has become an expert in finding and taking over abandoned homes – and it’s not as illegal as it might sound. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:34:35 +0000 Jeremy Dalmas 40443 at http://kalw.org In legal grey area, West Oakland resident discovers free house Squatting with a cause http://kalw.org/post/squatting-cause <p>Just after midnight in San Francisco&rsquo;s Hayes Valley, two men smoke cigarettes outside the gate of an abandoned school. They&rsquo;re waiting for the right moment to break in.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 02:02:23 +0000 Charlie Mintz 15151 at http://kalw.org Squatting with a cause How to occupy a building: the Dutch example http://kalw.org/post/how-occupy-building-dutch-example <p>This Saturday, the Occupy Oakland movement plans to take over an empty building to create a center for like-minded people. Whether or not the movement can hold onto the space is up in the air, but one need only look to the Netherlands for a possible glimpse of things to come.</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 20:32:41 +0000 Artjoms Konohovs 4888 at http://kalw.org How to occupy a building: the Dutch example