The North Bay is one of the hot spots dealing with extreme fire danger and residents are busy clearing space around their homes in preparation for a drought-driven wildfire season. Da Lin reports. (5-9-21)
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North Bay Homeowners Scramble to Prepare Properties for Early Fire SeasonThe North Bay is one of the hot spots dealing with extreme fire danger and residents are busy clearing space around their homes in preparation for a drought-driven wildfire season. Da Lin reports. (5-9-21)
East Bay Real Estate Prices Soar Into StratosphereIt's not just the weather. The red-hot real estate market is sizzling right now in the East Bay! Da Lin reports. (5-7-21)
Hayward Couple Told to Clean Up Trash Left at Homeless Camp by Their HomeAn East Bay couple is caught in a trash battle with the county. They say they are being punished for a mess that is not theirs. Juliette Goodrich reports from Hayward. (5-6-21)
Most of Bay Area Under Extreme Drought ConditionsTeam coverage from Juliette Goodrich and Wilson Walker in the East Bay. (4-29-21)
Rising Sea Level Threatens Stinson Beach NeighborhoodsThe U.S. Geological Survey predicts that by 2100 the ocean could rise as much as seven feet, putting some 600,000 homes at risk of flooding. Many of them are in Marin County. Kenny Choi reports. (4-22-21)
Utilities Push to Cut Subsidies for Home Solar Energy SystemsHomeowners with solar panels get paid by PG&E for energy they kick back into the grid but utility companies are pushing to cut credits for home solar installations. Kenny Choi reports. (4-22-21)
Marin County Considers Imposing Home Watering RestrictionsAlmost 200,000 Marin County residents may be under mandatory water conservation restrictions in a couple of weeks. Kenny Choi reports. (4-8-21)
'Flex Pool' Program Matches Homeless San Franciscans to Vacant ApartmentsThroughout the pandemic San Francisco has seen an increase in vacant apartments, now people experiencing homelessness are being placed into those empty units. Susie Steimle reports. (3-26-21)
Campaign To Transform CoCo County's Oldest Adobe 'Rancho' House Into MuseumA fundraising drive has nearly reached its goal of saving and restoring the oldest home in Contra Costa County. John Ramos tells us that one day soon it may be a museum to fill a gap in the Bay Area’s history.
WalletHub Names Fremont Happiest City in America for 2021Fremont was ranked the happiest city in America in a WalletHub study that compared 180 of the largest U.S. cities. Allen Martin reports. (3-11-21)
Social Housing Seen as One Solution to Home Affordability in Bay AreaDemocrats across the country say there’s one solution that can help solve the housing affordability crisis, it’s what’s known as "social housing." Susie Steimle reports. (3-5-21)
East Bay Landscaper Charged in Stump-Grinder DeathThe owner of a Concord-based landscaping company is facing two felony charges for the death of an employee in 2018. Juliette Goodrich reports. (3-4-21)
Lawsuit: Elderly Homeowners Were Duped Into Signing Up For PACE Home Improvement ProgramAfter signing up for a program to make their homes energy efficient for no money down, Susie Steimle says elderly homeowners are dealing with liens and deceptive contractors.
Burned House in Fremont Becomes Illegal Dump SiteA house destroyed by fire in Fremont's Centerville neighborhood has now become an illegal dump site and the community is outraged. Juliette Goodrich reports. (2-15-21)
San Jose Neighborhood Roiled, Neighbors Riled by Wild SideshowsA San Jose neighborhood is demanding the police department and city leaders come up with a plan to put the brakes on illegal sideshows that have disturbed their community. Devin Fehely reports. (2-15-21)
Google Unveils Mountain View Development PlansGoogle is revealing its plans for a big development in Mountain View that includes affordable housing. Allen Martin reports. (2-4-21)
Educators Will Be First In Line For New Affordable Housing Project In AlamedaTeachers will among the first on the rollcall for a new affordable housing project in Alameda. Don Ford reports educators will have priority access at the new Roseville Village.
COVID: Pandemic Sends Bay Area Rent Prices PlungingThe pandemic is hitting the Bay Area housing market hard, with rent prices continuing to plunge. Joe Vazquez tells us which cities are experiencing the largest rent reductions in the country.
Holiday Lights Around the Bay Area Deliver Christmas CheerAround the Bay Area, holiday light installations -- both amateur and professional -- illuminate the night in the final days of an exceptionally dark year. Betty Yu reports. (12-25-20)
Bay Area Renters Fear Looming End of Evictions MoratoriumCalifornia's moratorium on evictions is scheduled to end at the end of January. A bill has been introduced that would extend it for another year. John Ramos reports. (12-7-20)
Party Squasher App Detects Parties At Airbnb RentalsHuge parties at Airbnb rentals are a major problem for unsuspecting homeowners. John Ramos shows us a new app, Party Squasher, that tells you when your Airbnb guest invites a crowd.
East Bay Homeowners Amp Up Halloween Decorations to Keep Spirits HighWith trick-or-treating considered a high-risk activity, many East Bay neighbors are banding together to give their communities something to celebrate. Andrea Nakano reports. (10-30-20)
Economists Say Low-Income Renters Are Experiencing a 'She-Cession'High housing costs in the Bay Area plus a lack of child care are forcing low-income moms to make tough choices. Susie Steimle reports. (10-29-20)
California Prop 19 Means Different Things to Different HomeownersOn the ballot this year is a proposition that says it will help wildfire victims and change state property tax policy. Susie Steimle reports. (10-23-20)