After 24 years, the unconventional bookshop Adobe Books, known for its backroom art gallery and communal atmosphere, is under threat of eviction. The eviction date is indefinite, and shop owner Andrew McKinley says there’s still hope for the store as he works to transform the store into a collective run by volunteers.
McKinley says he's facing closure because his new landlord wants to raise his rent to $6,000 per month – a 20 percent increase. Forrest Bookstore, the Zen oasis a few blocks from Adobe, is also preparing for closure due to rising rent.
By 2017, the Golden State Warriors plan to scamper out of Oakland to the more polished side of the court over at San Francisco’s waterfront. This move was announced in May at a press conference held in San Francisco. That day was cloudless, and the waterfront shimmered on San Francisco’s Pier 30. Loudspeakers belted Train’s “Soul Sista," a fire department boat shot off water cannons, and Mayor Ed Lee smiled as though his daughter were coming home for Christmas, which would be true if his lost daughter were the Golden State Warriors basketball team.