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Does Your Bay Area Neighborhood Have a High Wells Fargo Foreclosure Rate?

March 12, 2013 | 11:52 am

Does Your Bay Area Neighborhood Have a High Wells Fargo Foreclosure Rate?

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California is still struggling to get back on its feet after a devastating housing crisis. And Wells Fargo is partly to blame for the sluggish recovery because it is refusing to modify home loans, according to a coalition of homeowners groups. By foreclosing on homeowners who can’t make their payments, the San Francisco-based bank will […]

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West Oakland: Bubble, Burst, Rebirth

December 17, 2012 | 11:07 am

West Oakland: Bubble, Burst, Rebirth

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Marilyn Reynolds bought her West Oakland home in 2001 for $600,000. In 2010, after her husband’s work dried up and they split up, she was forced to sell it for $180,000 – to avoid foreclosure. Reynolds isn’t alone. Today, new businesses and families from the suburbs are moving in and changing the social landscape. Can […]

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October 18, 2012 | 8:23 am

A.M. Splash: Google Engineers Start at $128,336; SF Gets Earthquake Czar; San Mateo’s Lehman Lawsuit Proceeds; Yelp Stings Review Buyers

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Google, Facebook, Apple top list of highest-paid software engineers (Los Angeles Times) It pays to work for Google. The tech firm topped a list of the highest-paid software engineers, with an average base salary of $128,336. Facebook was second with an average base salary of $123,626, followed by Apple in the No. 3 spot at […]

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October 11, 2012 | 8:32 am

A.M. Splash: Oakland Sues U.S. Over Marijuana; Calif. Leads U.S. in Foreclosure Drop; Suit Filed Against Central Subway; Gas Prices Drop

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Oakland sues feds over pot dispensary (SF Chronicle) The city of Oakland took the unusual step Wednesday of filing a suit in an attempt to stop the federal government from seizing and closing down one of the largest medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Attorneys for Harborside Health Center said the suit against the federal […]

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California Legislature Approves Homeowners Protections

July 2, 2012 | 1:59 pm

California Legislature Approves Homeowners Protections

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California stepped out in front of the nation once again as the state Legislature voted overwhelmingly on Monday to give new rights to homeowners facing foreclosure. The legislation is largely based on a settlement that California Attorney General Harris helped negotiate with large lenders accused of defrauding homeowners. “I think we all should feel very […]

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