Redevelopment

5:44pm

Tue June 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Playwright captures Berkeley’s diverse character in the midst of its changing landscape

Daylighting: The Berkeley Stories Project written by Dan Wolf. Picture courtesy of Shotgun Players.

A new play in in Berkeley is trying to capture and preserve the diverse character of the city through the stories of its people. Playwright Dan Wolf interviewed hundreds of people from all around Berkeley and asked them these three questions: when did you come to Berkeley, why do you stay in Berkeley and what’s magical about Berkeley?

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5:10pm

Mon June 9, 2014
Politics

The San Francisco Shipyard: Creating a new town in the city

Hunter's Point Shipyards are the subject of San Francisco's largest redevelopment project
flickr user freeside510

San Francisco is booming as construction cranes transform the city skyline. One of the most significant changes is happening at the Hunters Point Shipyard. It's a project so big, it seems like a whole new town is being built within the city. Residences, shops, parks, and high-rises are being built and will replace the naval shipyard – once a major source of employment, but dormant for years. 

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10:41am

Fri June 6, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

San Francisco's Hunters Point: An in-depth series from KALW News

Hunters Point, San Francisco

San Francisco's Hunters Point Shipyard has played many roles. In the 1940s, it became a magnet for African Americans migrating from the South seeking jobs in the Navy's shipbuilding and maintenance industry. In the 1970s, when the military started to leave, it became an empty shell – a massive, polluted space eventually designated a Superfund site. Now, it's being redeveloped with the promise of new housing, jobs and open space. But in today's San Francisco, who is it for?

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10:29pm

Wed May 14, 2014
City Visions: May 19, 2014

YBCA's Deborah Cullinan

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) was founded in 1993, out of an expressed need for an accessible, high-profile San Francisco venue devoted to contemporary visual art, performance, and film/video representing diverse cultural and artistic perspectives.

YBCA, seen by many in the Bay Area as a catalyst for local and regional artistic activity and as a leader in arts ecology and in the community, is making a push to get more art on the street and to support artists in different ways.

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1:34pm

Thu February 2, 2012
Politics

How will redevelopment cuts affect Oakland?

Under CC license from Sean Kelly. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekellyscope/5077009404/

Yesterday, the lights went out for redevelopment agencies all over the state.

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