Planning Issues in Our Community
Development of commercial properties in the Eden Area is currently a hot topic. Local residents want to make sure that whatever is built is consistent with their vision.
See Eden Area planning issues
Books About San Lorenzo
Images of America: San Lorenzo, published in 2006, is a volume of photos of San Lorenzo and environs from the late 19th century to the post-World War II period. It was prepared by local historian Doris Marciel. The San Lorenzo Library has several copies.
The Idea of Home is a short novel set in part in San Lorenzo. The book's author, Curtis White, grew up in San Lorenzo. The Idea of Home was published in 1992 and is still in print. The San Lorenzo library has several copies to lend.
The old sycamores and the future of trees in
Walk or cycle through wildlife habitats in the wetlands. The San Lorenzo shoreline may be the best place for seeing how the tides affect the bay and inland marshes.
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County Political Boundaries Are Changing
MAY 17, 2011 The boundaries of the county's five supervisoral districts are changing based on the 2010 federal census.[See full story]
Is County Ordinance Reducing Local Alcohol Sales to Minors?
MAY 9, 2011 A researcher's claim that a 2005 county ordinance has decreased violence and crime associated with local alcohol sales was met with skepticism at a meeting last week in Castro Valley.[Link to Oakland Tribune story]
Director of San Lorenzo Homes Association Recalled: End of an Era
APRIL 9, 2011 A director of the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association has been removed by a vote of the membership, ending an era of relative tranquility in one of the nation's largest homeowner associations. [See full story]
Bay Bridge from San Lorenzo An Idea that Won't Die
MARCH 18, 2011 In 1991 and again in 2002 the Metropolitan Transportation Commission seriously considered building a new freeway-bridge across the bay, alongside San Lorenzo Creek and over the San Lorenzo Creek marshlands. In 2002 this idea was momentarily killed by the efforts of a few, but, like Lazarus, the bridge proposal is alive again. [See full story]
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