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SF City Attorney Sues Two Landlords Over Short-Term Rentals

April 24, 2014 | 1:28 pm

SF City Attorney Sues Two Landlords Over Short-Term Rentals

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Suit says conversion of residential units to tourist hotels significantly contributes to housing crisis.

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Economic Recovery Continues as State Added Jobs Last Month

April 18, 2014 | 10:38 am

Economic Recovery Continues as State Added Jobs Last Month

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The unemployment rate in California is down nearly 12 percent from what it was in March last year.

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San Francisco’s Housing Boom Repeats an Old Story

April 15, 2014 | 6:30 am

San Francisco’s Housing Boom Repeats an Old Story

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Commercial office construction, rabid development and dot-com entrepreneurs have shaped decades of change.

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San Francisco Hotel Tax May Be Just the Beginning of Regulation for Airbnb

April 10, 2014 | 4:17 pm

San Francisco Hotel Tax May Be Just the Beginning of Regulation for Airbnb

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Supervisor David Chiu proposes measure to ensure city’s housing serves residents rather than tourists.

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California ‘Deadliest State’ in U.S. For Shootings by Police

April 9, 2014 | 6:00 am

California ‘Deadliest State’ in U.S. For Shootings by Police

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Study by ex-FBI agent identified 102 fatalities in state and over 1,000 incidents nationwide in 2011.

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Silicon Valley Spends Big Bucks Lobbying in Washington, D.C.

April 2, 2014 | 5:00 am

Silicon Valley Spends Big Bucks Lobbying in Washington, D.C.

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Big Tech is fourth now, right behind Big Health, Big Insurance, and Big Oil and Gas.

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Report: You Need to Earn $29.83 an Hour to Afford a 1-Bedroom in San Francisco

March 28, 2014 | 8:00 am

Report: You Need to Earn $29.83 an Hour to Afford a 1-Bedroom in San Francisco

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Living in the Bay Area isn’t easy, but for average-wage workers it could be worse.

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Berkeley School Board Set to Slash Funding for Cooking and Gardening Program

March 25, 2014 | 11:08 am

Berkeley School Board Set to Slash Funding for Cooking and Gardening Program

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Faced with budget shortfalls, the Berkeley School District opts to cut cooking and gardening classes.

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California Unemployment Rate Still Edging Downward

March 21, 2014 | 11:25 am

California Unemployment Rate Still Edging Downward

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State reports that jobless rate fell a tenth of a point in February and now stands at 8 percent.

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Berkeley Neighborhood Thwarts Starbucks’ Plan for New Outlet

March 14, 2014 | 7:00 am

Berkeley Neighborhood Thwarts Starbucks’ Plan for New Outlet

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A group of South Berkeley neighbors and business owners campaigned to stop the coffee juggernaut.

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