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Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of Dec. 25, 2017:

A’s stadium: Could Coliseum become Plan B?
Published by the Mercury News on Dec. 24, 2017
https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12/24/as-stadium-could-coliseum-became-plan-b/
Once considered a long shot, there is a renewed push to sell the Coliseum site as the ideal home for an Oakland A’s stadium development, weeks after the team’s plans to build near Laney College collapsed.

Tuesday’s Briefing: Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks’ Violence Costs City $3.75 Million; GOP Tax Plan Strips Affordable Housing Funds
Published by the East Bay Express on Dec. 26, 2017
https://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2017/12/26/tuesdays-briefing-oakland-councilmember-desley-brooks-violence-costs-city-375-million-gop-tax-plan-strips-affordable-housing-funds
The GOP tax plan signed by President Trump last week likely will cost California about $500 million a year in affordable housing funds, reports Louis Hanson of the Bay Area News Group$. The affordable housing cut likely will result in the loss of about 4,000 housing units a year and comes at a time when the state is gripped in an affordability crisis.

Development of red-tagged West Oakland warehouse moves forward
Published by the East Bay Times on Dec. 27, 2017
https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/12/27/development-of-red-tagged-west-oakland-warehouse-moves-forward/
A developer’s plans to develop a blighted warehouse in West Oakland which has been a point of controversy for years into 102 live/work units are moving forward, with the goal of offering most of the previous tenants a place to live in the new building.

Opinion: Rebuilding Oakland community includes teaching parents
Published by the Mercury News on Dec. 28, 2017
https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12/28/opinion-rebuilding-oakland-community-includes-teaching-parents/
Recently, 25 parents gathered at Futures and CUES Elementary School at the Havenscourt-Lockwood campus in East Oakland for a special graduation. Instead of kids, the graduates were parents who completed an eight-week program designed to help them support the academic success of their children as they get ready to enter kindergarten.

Nestle layoffs hit Oakland as it moves hundreds of jobs out of costly California
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on Dec. 28, 2017
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/12/28/nestle-layoffs-oakland-technology-jobs-nsrgy.html
Nestle’s decision to move hundreds of jobs out of California promises to fuel reflection among Bay Area business and civic leaders on the challenges of operating in California, with its high-priced housing and traffic congestion.