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Downtown Berkeley, California Experiencing a Housing Boom

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More than 1,400 housing units are currently in development in downtown Berkeley, with demolition on one of the first in the pipeline scheduled to begin this week.

There are eight projects, including a hotel, planned in the downtown core, with two more planned just south, on Dwight Way, and another proposal on University Avenue just west of downtown that’s set to have its first public city review next week.

Demolition for The Durant, which has frontage on both Durant Avenue and Channing Way, was slated to begin Monday, Jan. 13, according to Downtown Berkeley Association CEO John Caner.

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Authored By Emilie Raguso – See the Full Story at Berkeleyside

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The Advocate’s 2nd Gayest City for 2014: Pasadena, California

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This beautiful but sleepy adjunct to Los Angeles, a kind of bedroom community for gays who like to garden, gets its high ranking primarily from having two gay elected city officials for its relatively small population, and a fractional boost from California’s many statewide elected LGBTs.

Nevertheless, Pasadena’s got lots to offer: two gay bars, the Boulevard (3199 E. Foothill Blvd., 626-356-9304), with karaoke and pool, and Club Caution, right around the corner in Highland Park; a number of LGBT-welcoming churches; the thriving Pasadena Lesbian Book Club (Meetup.com/QueerBooks-67); and arguably the best flea market in the world — antiques! vintage! — monthly at the Rose Bowl.

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Authored By Matthew Breen – See the Full Story at The Advocate

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The Advocate’s 9th Gayest City for 2014: Oakland, California

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Oakland, CaliforniaNo city in the United States can beat Oakland for its percentage of lesbian couple households.

And though nearby San Fran is the granddaddy of urban gay meccas, the much more affordable nearby Oakland is at least as diverse: UC Berkeley students, middle-class families, and integrated neighborhoods characterize the city.

Many bars and clubs attract black and Latino crowds for salsa and hip-hop, and the annual Black Pride and International Black LGBT Film Festival call Oakland home.

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Authored By Matthew Breen – See the Full Story at The Advocate

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The Advocate’s 11th Gayest City for 2014: San Francisco, California

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San FranciscoCalm down, San Francisco. Everyone knows you’re still the gayest thing going. The beautiful, panoramic City by the Bay is home to both well-heeled queers and a vibrant counterculture (witness the uproar over the recently announced ban on public nudity).

LGBT life here is not limited to the Castro neighborhood, though that’s a tourist draw for good reason — it’s a queer Disneyland. You’ll find us in every neighborhood, and gay-owned and gay-popular bars, restaurants, and business are everywhere. San Francisco is home to more nightlife than you can shake a go-go boy at, as well as vibrant bear and trans communities.

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Authored By Matthew Breen – See the Full Story at The Advocate

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The Advocate’s 14th Gayest City for 2014: Long Beach, California

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Good California cuisine, a bunch of gay bars and restaurants, marine life at the Aquarium, beaches, one of the country’s biggest Pride events, and a relaxed atmosphere all conspire to make Long Beach a surprisingly gay city.

Check out the lumberjack-chic atmosphere of the Mineshaft (1720 E. Broadway, 562-436-2433) and the civic-minded Paradise Piano Bar and Restaurant

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Authored By Matthew Breen – See the Full Story at The Advocate

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West Hollywood the Most Walkable City in California

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West Hollywood has once again been declared the most walkable city in California. Walk Score, a company that maintains a public access walkability index of any place in the United States, Canada and Australia, made the designation.

Walk Score’s bases its walkability ranking on proximity to amenities such as grocery stores, restaurants, schools, parks and public transit. With a score of 89, West Hollywood’s walkability is ranked higher than that of San Francisco (with a score of 84), Los Angeles (64) and San Diego (49).

“With its central location and compact size, West Hollywood is the ideal destination for visitors who want to experience the greater Los Angeles area without a car,” said Brad Burlingame, president & CEO of Visit West Hollywood, which markets the city to business and leisure travelers. “West Hollywood visitors appreciate the safe atmosphere, pedestrian-friendly streetscaping and the close proximity of our world-class hotels to dining, shopping and entertainment.”

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Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Drake Cruz, Pasadena, California

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Pasadena, CA: Drake Cruz, Gay Real Estate AgentPeriodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals.

Put your Real Estate needs in Cruz control. Nestled up against the San Gabriel Mountains, live here for an active, healthy lifestyle.

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Lake Tahoe is Reinventing Itself

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South Lake TahoeIt’s a long-awaited sight around here, as welcome as a big snowfall on the ski slopes ringing the lake.

Hard hats are swarming over Lake Tahoe’s “hole in the ground,” a vast construction site on Highway 50 that sat dormant for nearly five years. A $15 million shopping and dining complex has been rising from the barren concrete pit since August.

Modest in size but rich in symbolism, the development could be the first step in a larger project, a $400 million hotel and convention center that were planned for the property before the recession halted construction. The hotel complex would add momentum to an even grander concept, one that’s been kicking around for years: the wholesale reinvention of Tahoe as a tourist destination.

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Authored By Dale Kasler – See the Full Story at the Sacramento Bee

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First LGBT Retirement Community Resort to Open in Santa Rosa, California

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Fountaingrove LodgeFilling a long-overdue need to provide the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community more retirement options, Fountaingrove Lodge, the nation’s first full-service LGBT retirement community to offer luxury living and continuing care services, will officially open in less than two weeks.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 regional elected officials and LGBT leaders will join award-winning developer Oakmont Senior Living to celebrate the grand opening of the 10-acre retirement campus located in Santa Rosa, just north of San Francisco.

Seniors are the largest and fastest growing population in America, and currently the LGBT community accounts for 1.5 million of those seniors. In the next 20 years, the number of LGBT seniors is expected to double. Providing quality care options to this aging population is vital to helping them lead rich and full lives as they age. Fountaingrove Lodge is the first of its kind to give the growing number of LGBT seniors a place to enjoy a meaningful retirement in a community of friends.

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See the Full Story at LGBT Weekly

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Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Tom Campagna, Palm Springs

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Tom Campagna, Palm SpringsPeriodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals.

I am a problem solver that offers a great experience with a successful outcome. Palm Springs is known internationally as a GLBT playground where homebuyers will feel accepted.

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