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How surging anti-Asian violence is taking its toll on Asian-owned businesses

Apr 12, 2021
Reported hate crimes against Asian Americans in 2020 rose almost 150% in 16 of America’s biggest cities, according to an analysis of police data.
Finnie Phung and her husband, who run Green FIsh Seafood Market in Oakland, California, have a few dozen tanks with live seafood for sale.
Photo by TIffany Luong for Save Our Chinatowns, courtesy of Finnie Phung

In Oakland and elsewhere, health care is investing in affordable housing

Mar 12, 2019
Kensington Gardens' experience is indicative of a developing trend.
Ameria Lipscomb at her Kensington Gardens apartment.
Raquel Maria Dillon for Marketplace

Voters in a California city weigh taxing vacant properties to help ease homelessness

Oct 11, 2018
If the Oakland measure is approved, it would be the state's first such tax.
Homeless advocate Candice Elder checks in with Dorothy Smith at an encampment in Oakland in August. Smith, who raised her children in the city, said her disability benefits are not enough to afford housing.
Farida Jhabvala Romero/KQED

Some Oakland residents fear evictions following deadly warehouse fire

Dec 15, 2016
A few days after the fire, worried residents packed Oakland City Hall to ask for a moratorium on evictions.
The Ghost Ship warehouse fire that started on Dec. 2, 2016 killed 36 people.
Sukey Lewis/KQED

Bay Area fire highlights region's housing issues

Dec 5, 2016
Thirty-six people have died in a warehouse fire in Oakland. Authorities say the death toll could rise significantly.
A fireman walks by the fire-ravaged warehouse in Oakland where at least 36 people have died.
NICK OTTO/AFP/Getty Images

Oakland, California, might be the center of gentrification

To understand the process, look at 2523 Martin Luther King Junior Way.
A home foreclosure in Oakland, California, in 2006. The city is a textbook example of gentrification.
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Tech boom starts to transform Oakland real estate

Jan 19, 2016
Commercial real-estate developers scramble to keep up with next-gen office demands

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Oakland struggles to be the anti-San Francisco

Jan 12, 2016
As the tech boom spreads to the East Bay, the city tries to maintain its character

Silicon Valley comes to Oakland

Jun 25, 2014
The tech start-up scene in Oakland is distinguishing itself with diversity.

West Oakland: From Black families to tech geeks

Oct 16, 2013
The housing crisis hit many black families in West Oakland. One community activist thinks how the real-estate market is doing now doesn't match the neighborhood.