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Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of Dec. 4, 2017:

The Great American Single-Family Home Problem
Published by the New York Times on Dec. 1, 2017 
BERKELEY, Calif. — The house at 1310 Haskell Street does not look worthy of a bitter neighborhood war. The roof is rotting, the paint is chipping, and while the lot is long and spacious, the backyard has little beyond overgrown weeds and a garage sprouting moss.

Essential California: The many different facets of California's housing crisis
Published by the LA Times on Dec. 4, 2017
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, Dec. 4, and here’s what’s happening across California. 

Exclusive: Major tenant eyes Oakland's Uptown Station
Published by the San Francisco Business Journal on Dec. 4, 2017
CIM Group, which is in contract to buy Uptown Station, is also in talks with a major tenant that could lease the entire Oakland building, according to three sources familiar with the property.

New Oakland Homeless Shelter Using Storage Sheds Set To Open
Published by CBS Local San Francisco on Dec. 4, 2017
OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — A dozen people will get a fresh start in a new homeMonday as the city of Oakland welcomes the first group of homeless people to live in a vacant lot set up with storage sheds.

Town Business: City Workers Plan to Strike, and Oakland's Affordable Housing Fees Slow to Raise Money.
Published by the East Bay Express on Dec. 4, 2017
Strike: Oakland's largest unions informed city officials on Friday that they're planning to strike. The work stoppage is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, unless the unions and city strike a deal today.

Oakland city workers strike as talks break down; mayor calls walkout unlawful
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on Dec. 4, 2017
Labor unions representing thousands of city workers in Oakland said they will go on strike starting Tuesday, interrupting nearly all non-emergency services with the first major walkout in the city in four years, after negotiations came to a halt Monday.

Affordable Housing Development Offers Relief From Soaring Bay Area Rents
Published by Housing Finance on Dec. 4, 2017
Families have a new affordable place to live in the San Francisco Bay Area’s high-cost housing market.

Anonymous donor helps evicted East Oakland woman buy back home
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on Dec. 5, 2017
Last March, Dorothy DeBose was given 10 minutes to clear her belongings out of the home she lived in for most of her life. 

Rents are down in Berkeley and Oakland, but still out of reach for many
Published by Berkeleyside on Dec. 6, 2017
Rents are down in Berkeley in Oakland, even though many people still can’t afford to live in the newly built apartments that have been sprouting up in the East Bay.

Port of Oakland Gives Old Army Base New Life, Work Starts 2018
Published by the Oakland Post on Dec. 8, 2017
A big chunk of this city’s decommissioned Army Base just got new life as Port of Oakland Commissioners approved a plan that re-invents the site as a Seaport Logistics Complex.  Port officials called it a game-changer for global trade and transportation.