Reporter, California and San Francisco Bay Area politics and economics

San Francisco Housing Frenzy Shifts Across the Bay to Oakland

bloomberg.com — Stacey Smith and her husband looked at about three dozen homes in the San Francisco Bay area and lost a bidding war before finally purchasing a four-bedroom house in June for $1.5 million -- 40 percent more than the asking price. Their search wasn't in Silicon Valley or San Francisco.

Twitter seeks to sublease part of San Francisco HQ

sltrib.com — Subleasing is becoming more prevalent in San Francisco as venture-capital investments decline and tech firms slow their hiring from a breakneck pace. While the city's overall office market remains strong, extra space is a warning sign that some companies overestimated their growth rate and are being forced to scale back.

Twitter Seeks to Sublease Part of San Francisco Headquarters

nreionline.com — (Bloomberg)-Twitter Inc. is offering about a quarter of the space at its San Francisco headquarters complex for sublease, adding to a growing amount of excess offices available in the city as the technology industry cools.

Twitter Seeks to Sublease Part of San Francisco Headquarters

bloomberg.com — Twitter Inc. is offering about a quarter of the space at its San Francisco headquarters complex for sublease, adding to a growing amount of excess offices available in the city as the technology industry cools.

San Francisco tech surge boosts costs in high-end building boom - SentinelSource.com: Bloomberg

sentinelsource.com — With San Francisco in the midst of an office and condominium construction boom to accommodate the technology industry and its workers, real estate companies are vying for crews to finish projects in a tight labor market. That's contributing to soaring costs that are leading residential developers to focus on high-end properties, exacerbating an affordability crisis in one of the most-expensive U.S.

San Francisco Tech Surge Boosts Costs in High-End Building Boom

nreionline.com — (Bloomberg)-For real estate developers such as Jeff Peterson, losing construction workers who can hang drywall, install plumbing and pour concrete in the San Francisco Bay area has become routine. "Guys are literally going to jobs and saying to the concrete crew, 'Hey, what are you making per hour?'" said Peterson, a purchasing director at Trumark Cos., a San Ramon, California-based developer of residential real estate.

San Francisco Tech Surge Boosts Costs in High-End Building Boom

bloomberg.com — For real estate such as Jeff Peterson, losing construction workers who can hang drywall, install plumbing and pour concrete in the San Francisco Bay area has become routine. "Guys are literally going to jobs and saying to the concrete crew, 'Hey, what are you making per hour?'" said Peterson, a purchasing director at Trumark Cos., a San Ramon, California-based developer of residential real estate.

Silicon Valley’s Powerful Steer Cash to Death Penalty Repeal Bid

bloomberg.com — Some of Silicon Valley's biggest names are pouring money into an effort to overturn California's death penalty as support for capital punishment has declined to the lowest in decades. Reed Hastings, the billionaire chief executive officer of Netflix Inc., donated $1 million, and Salesforce.com Inc.

Gay Athletes - Bloomberg QuickTake

bloomberg.com — Little wonder gay athletes keep their personal lives private when some of the world's biggest sports stars have labeled them worse than animals or used gay slurs as insults. More so when those brave enough to go public receive death threats. A lack of tolerance, however, is becoming less tolerated in professional sports.

Silicon Valley investors are finally getting marijuana investment fever

adn.com — Nation/World Author: Alison Vekshin, Bloomberg News Updated: 14 minutes ago Published 14 minutes ago SAN FRANCISCO - When three Colorado marijuana entrepreneurs made a presentation to 40 Silicon Valley investors last year, it was as though they were discussing something dirty.
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Aug 23, 2016

San Francisco Housing Frenzy Shifts Across the Bay to Oakland  http://bloom.bg/2c1NG26  via @business

Aug 05, 2016

San Francisco Tech Surge Boosts Costs in High-End Building Boom  http://bloom.bg/2amWded  via @markets

Jul 20, 2016

Silicon Valley’s powerful steer cash to death penalty repeal bid  http://bloom.bg/29UBv3q  via @bpolitics

Jun 29, 2016

San Francisco landlords gird for slowdown as startup frenzy ebbs  http://bloom.bg/2924WgO  via @bpolitics

Jun 20, 2016

In the Birthplace of U.S. Oil, Methane Gas Is Leaking Everywhere  http://bloom.bg/28IsXP0  via @business

Jun 17, 2016

San Francisco’s Housing Mania May Finally Have Reached Its Limit  http://bloom.bg/28JH0cl  via @business

Jun 14, 2016

California Overtakes France to Become Sixth-Largest Economy  http://bloom.bg/1Uy7YcH  via @bpolitics

Jun 09, 2016

San Francisco Is Bracing for Life After This Tech Bubble  http://bloom.bg/1VO458s  via @bpolitics

May 31, 2016

Pfizer and Merck Join $500 Million California Ballot Stampede  http://bloom.bg/25xO6BL  via @bpolitics

May 25, 2016

Growing L.A. Tech Scene Bets on Entertainment Beyond Cat Videos  http://bloom.bg/25ldZ7J  via @technology


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