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Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of Oct. 9, 2017:

Unique Character Of Oakland Is Making It A Top Choice For Development, Residents
Published by BISNOW on Oct. 6, 2017
Oakland is a city uniquely its own, and has shifted from being a runner-up to pricey San Francisco to being a first choice for Bay Area living for many residents and a growing number of companies.

Why Oakland Coliseum site doesn’t work for big-league teams
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 8, 2017
Oakland’s Coliseum site — with its huge parking lot, easy freeway and BART access and acres of cheap land nearby — would seem to be the ideal place for a big-league sports team. And yet, all three Coliseum tenants are looking to leave.

Developers kick off 110 pre-fab homes, half-affordable, half-market-rate, in East Oakland next to Coliseum BART 
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on Oct. 9, 2017
Developers kicked off construction on 110 homes on BART-owned land adjacent to the Oakland Coliseum.

Bay Area residents say they need $4.2 million to feel rich here
Published by the San Francisco Business Times Oct. 9, 2017
Tech salaries are sky high, but what does it take to be rich in the Bay Area? It turns out that local residents believe they need several million dollars squirreled away to feel wealthy.

Oakland to try ‘safe haven’ camps for homeless
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 9, 2017
A few weeks ago, Mayor Libby Schaaf put on an Oakland A’s hat, an Oaklandish T-shirt with a stylized oak tree, jeans and sneakers to serve salami sandwiches to people living in the homeless tent community underneath Interstate 880 near Seventh Street, one of about 100 bedraggled encampments in Oakland.

Oakland Develops New Approach to Fixing Dangerous Intersections Faster
Published by the East Bay Express on Oct. 10, 2017
Four months after a community activist was killed in a hit-and-run crash near Lake Merritt, Oakland transportation officials announced Tuesday a new plan for how to improve the safety of dangerous intersections more quickly. 

Conflict as heated as the flames over Oakland hills fire prevention
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 11, 2017
When Robert Doyle walked out of his house Sunday morning in Walnut Creek, he felt warm winds fanning from the east.

Oakland declares homeless shelter crisis, expands options
Published by the East Bay Express on Oct. 12, 2017
OAKLAND — The Oakland City Council has declared a second “shelter crisis” as the city’s homeless population tops 2,700.
New Film Examines the Struggling, Post-Ghost Ship Underground Scene
Published by KQED on Oct. 12, 2017
The new documentary Underground Under Review is a “film about D.I.Y. spaces with a D.I.Y. approach
Oakland hills fire survivors brace for blaze they know is coming
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 13, 2017
A woodsy fragrance has lingered in Oakland for days, and the windows and doors that usually invite cool, seasonal air to waft through homes and apartments have been kept shut.