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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.

Silicon Valley investors are finally getting marijuana religion

economictimes.indiatimes.com — By Alison Vekshin When three Colorado marijuana entrepreneurs made a presentation to 40 Silicon Valley investors last year, it was as though they were discussing something dirty. "There was an uncomfortable chuckle in the room, kind of like you're talking about porn," says Fulton Connor, the Sand Hill Angels Inc.

Silicon Valley Investors Are Finally Getting Marijuana Religion

bloomberg.com — When three Colorado marijuana entrepreneurs made a presentation to 40 Silicon Valley investors last year, it was as though they were discussing something dirty. "There was an uncomfortable chuckle in the room, kind of like you're talking about porn," says Fulton Connor, the Sand Hill Angels Inc. member who arranged the meeting.

Oakland Nears Firing Goldman as Swap Burdens City: Muni Credit

bloomberg.com — Between debating the location of a proposed dog park and discussing taxi permit fees one night last month, the city council in Oakland, California, turned to severing ties with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The vote for the city administrator to begin the process of firing the fifth-biggest U.S.

San Francisco Landlords Gird for Slowdown as Startup Frenzy Ebbs

nreionline.com — (Bloomberg)-Office landlords are bracing for a cooling of San Francisco's red-hot market as weaker startup valuations and lower venture-capital funding temper years of runaway growth in the technology-industry hub. The city's office-vacancy rate jumped in the second quarter by the most since the last recession, while the amount of space available for sublease almost doubled, according to a report to be released this week by brokerage Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

San Francisco Landlords Gird for Slowdown as Startup Frenzy Ebbs

bloomberg.com — Office landlords are bracing for a cooling of San Francisco's red-hot market as weaker startup valuations and lower venture-capital funding temper years of runaway growth in the technology-industry hub. The city's office-vacancy rate jumped in the second quarter by the most since the last recession, while the amount of space available for sublease almost doubled, according to a report to be released this week by brokerage Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

San Francisco housing market cools, but it's still hot by most standards

independent.ie — After four years of crammed open houses, heated competition and dizzying price gains that sent the median cost of a home to $1.2m (€1.06m), San Francisco's real estate market is starting to lose steam. The inventory of luxury homes is at a record high. A smaller share of deals have bidding wars.

SF Housing Mania May Have Finally Reached Limit

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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

May 17, 2016

Silicon Valley Mansions Linger on Market in Real Estate Slowdown  http://bloom.bg/27uEaY0  via @technology

May 01, 2016

Rare San Francisco Republicans Are Objects of Desire  http://bloom.bg/1T6sf8l  via @bpolitics


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