Eden Housing profits grow as go-to builder for local subsidized housing projects

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Eden Housing, the nonprofit builder of a senior citizens’ center in Orinda, has become even more profitable, according to new figures obtained in the last several days. The figures are based on forms filed with the Internal Revenue Service. Eden Housing is constructing the 67-unit Monteverde Senior Apartments at the corner of 2 Irwin Way […]

Stakeholder Group: Doctors Medical Center cannot be preserved as full-service hospital

Union files complaint over closure of Doctors Hospital

An independent team of health care experts on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of preserving a full-service hospital at Doctors Medical Center and called for a full evaluation of alternatives. In an interim report issued to the West Contra Costa Healthcare District board, Dr. William Walker, director of Contra Costa Health Services and chair of […]

Linda Delehunt campaigns to get Orinda back on track

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Major changes are needed to preserve Orinda’s semi-rural environment and to protect the city’s schools, according to Linda Delehunt, a candidate for the Orinda City Council. Orinda needs to “maintain a charming community,” Delehunt said during an interview on Wednesday, September 24. “Traffic gridlock is considerable and intolerable” in Orinda, the candidate declared. Over the […]

Tax group opposes increased sales tax measures in El Cerrito, Pinole, and Richmond

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The Contra Costa Taxpayers Association opposes increases in three local sales taxes in — Pinole, Measure S, El Cerrito, Measure R, and Richmond Measure U — on the November 4th ballot. Pinole’s Measure S hikes the sales tax from .5% to 1% sales tax cap for increased public safety salaries and pensions. Richmond’s Measure U increases […]

Recap: Baker – Sbranti candidate forum

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The Hispanic Chamber Commerce held a candidate forum for the upcoming Assembly District 16 race, September 24, at the Walnut Creek Council Chambers. Participating were the top two vote getters from the California June Primary, Republican Catharine Baker and Democrat Tim Sbranti The format of the forum was a series of questions directed at both […]

Clayton Valley Charter High School results speaks louder than politics

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David Linzey can be found most times during the school year sitting at his desk like any Principal of a high school the size of Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS). He is dressed in casual attire, the school’s Eagle mascot prominently displayed on his polo shirt. Yet Linzey seems more a CEO of a corporation than an administrator working for […]

Development, schools are leading issues for Orinda Council election

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Increased real estate development and the quality of Orinda’s schools have emerged as the leading issues in the race for seats on the Orinda City Council. Six candidates are vying for three city-council seats. Incumbents Amy Worth and Dean Orr are seeking re-election. Also seeking seats on the city council are Eve Phillips, Linda Delehunt, […]

For-profit home builder Eden Housing gets special treatment from Orinda Council

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What entity generates $12 million a year in income, makes an annual profit of $7 million, has $64 million is assets, and pays no taxes? The answer is Eden Housing, a nonprofit organization located in Hayward, California. Eden builds homes. The financial numbers come from the federal-government tax return of Eden Housing. The tax return […]

Democratic Party endorsements for Concord City Council far from unanimous

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Dr. Harmesh Kumar, is not especially happy with the Democratic Party these days.  Following interviews with all candidates for the three open slots for Concord City Council, he was not endorsed by their Central Committee. Kumar felt such recognition was owed him given his record of public service as sponsor of the Diversity Festival, being […]