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Calif. Jobless Rate Steady, Bay Area Adds Jobs

January 18, 2013 | 11:59 am

Calif. Jobless Rate Steady, Bay Area Adds Jobs

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California’s jobless rate stayed stuck at 9.8 percent in December, but Bay Area rates were much lower, according to a report from the Employment Development Department. Statewide unemployment dipped below 10 percent in November for the first time since the beginning of the recession. All the Bay Area counties had jobless rates under 9 percent, […]

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December 13, 2012 | 2:42 pm

Photos and Video: King Tides May Give a Glimpse of Bay Area’s Climate Change Future

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Want to know what the Bay Area coast will look like in years to come? Tides are rising to a their highest levels of the year Thursday and Friday. A rare juxtaposition of the sun and moon is pulling the water two or three feet above its normal levels, and has caused minor flooding around […]

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An Interactive Map of the Cheapest Places to Rent in the Bay Area

December 10, 2012 | 1:32 pm

An Interactive Map of the Cheapest Places to Rent in the Bay Area

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A few weeks back we shared an interesting map by the real estate startup Kwelia, showing residential rents by Bay Area zip code. The most expensive zip codes were in red, while the cheapest were in light yellow. On Sunday Kwelia launched an update to the map that’s pretty nifty – it’s now interactive and organized by census tract. […]

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A Map of the Cheapest Places to Rent in the Bay Area

November 27, 2012 | 9:00 am

A Map of the Cheapest Places to Rent in the Bay Area

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Update, April 21, 2013: The real-estate data firm Kwelia updated its map of Bay Area rental prices to make it a little more nuanced. The firm revised the map to show median (instead of average) per-square-foot prices for apartment rents and zeroed in on neighborhoods a little more closely by showing rental rates for each […]

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You Can Now Fill Up on Algae Fuel in the Bay Area. But How Ecological Is It?

November 16, 2012 | 4:20 pm

You Can Now Fill Up on Algae Fuel in the Bay Area. But How Ecological Is It?

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To the list of things that started in the Bay Area (blue jeans, Sourdough French Bread, fortune cookies) you can now add automobile fuel made by algae. On Tuesday, four service stations in Oakland, San Jose, Berkeley and Redwood City became the first in the world to pump the fuel,  which is blended with conventional […]

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How a Sandy-Type Storm Could Short-Circuit Silicon Valley

November 6, 2012 | 3:35 pm

How a Sandy-Type Storm Could Short-Circuit Silicon Valley

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First the good news: The Bay Area has plans in place for a storm as big and bad as Sandy. Now the bad news: Planning is about as far as it goes. We haven’t built new levees or seawalls, moved electrical equipment higher up, or relocated much of anything out of the flood plain. So […]

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November 5, 2012 | 3:14 pm

Photographers Discover Beauty in BART

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You may think of it as that thing that gets you to and from work every day, but others with cameras have seen something else in BART: magic in the way raindrops gather on a handrail, or a story in the way a man wears a hat. BART staff gathered this collection together in a […]

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How Much do the Blue Angels Cost?

October 8, 2012 | 3:06 pm

How Much do the Blue Angels Cost?

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It’s not often that the U.S. government goes all out to entertain its citizens, but that’s more or less what happened over the weekend when the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels zoomed over the Golden Gate as part of Fleet Week. The squadron doesn’t go into combat — individual pilots might when on other assignments — […]

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October 4, 2012 | 4:27 pm

Watch the America’s Cup Sailing Race Second Round

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The America’s Cup sailing race has returned to the San Francisco Bay. Organizers say they’ll have live coverage on YouTube here: Video from earlier today, posted by jboeger, is available here: Earlier on Thursday, racing on a relatively calm San Francisco Bay (the wind was blowing 9 to 13 knots over a flat sea) Artemis […]

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October 2, 2012 | 8:24 am

A.M. Splash: Area Nears Record Heat; 12,000 Lose Power in Berkeley; Agency Mulls Beach Fees

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Bay Area temperatures climb near record high (SJ Mercury News) The Bay Area’s Indian Summer warm-up on Monday nearly sizzled the record book. But aside from Kentfield in Marin County, which hit a record 97 degrees for Oct. 1, it was hot — but not record hot — in cities across the region, according to […]

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