Montclair Rejects Candidate Seeking to Reduce Spending MONTCLAIR, N.J. — Voters in this historically liberal town rejected on Tuesday a mayoral candidate who had campaigned on a platform of reducing spending and debt and freezing taxes. The candidate, Karen Turner, placed second in the three-way race. 05/7/2012 - 3:00 pm | View Link
Real Progress Montclair’ aims to watchdog debt, taxes In a release Tuesday, Real Progress Montclair claimed that Turner has "the most in-depth and broad understanding of Montclair's overall finances, debt burden and management structure compared to any other candidate currently seeking the mayoral position." 03/9/2012 - 1:06 am | View Link
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What began as a trickle with the construction of the Oakland City Center on 12th Street, the city’s first privately funded downtown office building in 30 years, is now a flood of investment pouring into Oakland.
Will the city be welcoming, gracious and magnanimous or hostile, guarded and, dare I say it, conservative in its response to the changing times?
Because for a city that sees itself as a culturally diverse, racially tolerant place with room for people of all ilks and from all walks of life, few if any of those attributes are reflected in the words and actions of some citizens on this issue.
A small sampling of those attitudes was on display at last week’s Oakland City Council meeting, called to lay the foundation for a housing equity road map, a long-term plan to provide tenant protections and affordable and low-income housing.
Openness toward visitors and new arrivals has been replaced with open hostility, and xenophobia is sweeping through some sectors of the city.
Oakland isn’t the only Bay Area city with rising housing prices and a critical shortage of housing for middle-class and low-income residents.
Is the city going to be able to handle growth and gentrification in stride and adequately address it through public policy goals, or is it going to turn into another slugfest played out on city streets?
With its annual and seasonal pass overhaul that started this weekend, Walt Disney World is leaning more on using prices to shift some visitors away from the busiest times of the year. Florida residents who want access to the theme parks every day of the year will pay $649 — a $120 hike.
Oregon gunman Christopher Harper-Mercer was angry he didn't have girlfriend and believed everyone else was 'crazy,' according to a source. This is a developing story. -- Some faculty, staff and students embraced or brought flowers to a makeshift memorial Monday as they returned to an Oregon community
seattlepi.comCourt orders EPA to revise ship ballast dumping regulationsseattlepi.comFILE - In this May 3, 2007 file photo, Inland Seas Education Association instructor Conrad Heins holds a cluster of zebra mussels that were taken from Lake Michigan off Suttons Bay, Mich. A federal appeals court on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, ordered the U.