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2008-09-04 12:00:04

By Lisa P White It may seem obvious today, but 28 years ago it was hard to convince people that building high-density housing next to a BART station was a good idea. As suburban tract homes sprouted across the East Bay like kudzu vines, developers, employers, city leaders and residents resisted the idea of a mixed-use housing and commercial development near the Pleasant Hill BART station. "Everybody fought it; this was not an easy thing to do," said former Contra Costa County...

2008-08-11 21:00:44

By PETE SHERMAN The Springfield School Board ultimately will decide whether to follow School Superintendent Walter Milton's proposal to close the Laketown and Pleasant Hill elementary schools. But whatever the board's decision - which probably is months away - it seems certain to provoke wide-ranging reactions. Under Milton's plan, Laketown and Pleasant Hill students would be moved to two other schools in the district, both of which would be rebuilt and expanded. Milton's proposals are...

2008-07-15 15:00:28

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 17, 2008, at 10:30am, AvalonBay Communities, Inc., Millennium Partners, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), and the County of Contra Costa will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a innovative public/private transit- oriented development, Avalon Walnut Creek at Contra Costa Centre. The four partners are jointly investing $400 million in this residential/mixed-use Transit Village, which is adjacent to BART's...