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Lafayette Planning Commission reluctantly OKs big housing plan
News 4 days ago
Lafayette Planning Commission reluctantly OKs big housing plan

LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette Planning Commission gave its reluctant approval early Wednesday morning - amid concerns about traffic congestion and fire...

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Big north San Jose office buildings are bought by Florida investors
News 6 days ago
Big north San Jose office buildings are bought by Florida investors

SAN JOSE - Two big buildings in a north San Jose office complex have been bought by investors from Florida who said they wanted to grab the sites...

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Lake Tahoe: $14 million deal to preserve wild lands, forests, remote lake near Truckee
News 6 days ago
Lake Tahoe: $14 million deal to preserve wild lands, forests, remote lake near Truckee

A mountain lake that looks as if it was sprung from the pages of a wilderness calendar, along with rugged forests north of Lake Tahoe that are home...

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Inside Clean Energy: New power plant rules leave small community power producers on the sidelines
News 2 weeks ago
Inside Clean Energy: New power plant rules leave small community power producers on the sidelines

California’s local and regional governments have chipped away at the dominance of big utilities and played a big role in expanding renewable energy...

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Intuitive Surgical wheels and deals for Sunnyvale properties
News 2 weeks ago
Intuitive Surgical wheels and deals for Sunnyvale properties

SUNNYVALE — Intuitive Surgical has widened its holdings in Sunnyvale with the purchase of some older industrial buildings, fresh evidence that the...

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Coronavirus retail: Valley Fair, Oakridge malls prep re-openings
News 3 weeks ago
Coronavirus retail: Valley Fair, Oakridge malls prep re-openings

SAN JOSE - Two of the Bay Area's biggest malls, Westfield Valley Fair and Westfield Oakridge, intend to reopen their doors within days, the...

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Decision delayed again on East Bay city’s 315-unit apartment plan
News 3 weeks ago
Decision delayed again on East Bay city’s 315-unit apartment plan

LAFAYETTE — The decision on the city’s controversial 315-unit apartment plan known as the Terraces of Lafayette was scheduled Monday — but has been...

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All DMV offices will open for business Thursday with precautions taken
News 3 weeks ago
All DMV offices will open for business Thursday with precautions taken

The Department of Motor Vehicles will reopen all of its field offices on Thursday, easing the angst of thousands of drivers with expired licenses...

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A record number of retail stores are expected to permanently close this year
News 3 weeks ago
A record number of retail stores are expected to permanently close this year

By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business As many as 25,000 retail stores in the United States are expected to permanently close this year as consumer...

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For Bay Area residents on the economic edge, coronavirus has become final straw
News 3 weeks ago
For Bay Area residents on the economic edge, coronavirus has become final straw

It wasn’t long ago that Satel Medina thought she and her husband might finally be able to find something bigger and more comfortable than the one...

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Coronavirus Live Updates: COVID-19 in the Bay Area, Thursday June 4
News 1 month ago
Coronavirus Live Updates: COVID-19 in the Bay Area, Thursday June 4

California is seeing increases in the number of cases reported daily of COVID-19 infections, and the Bay Area is mirroring the trend. As of...

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Bay Area cooling centers to open as temperatures soar
News 1 month ago
Bay Area cooling centers to open as temperatures soar

Cooling centers are set to open in the South Bay and East Bay on Wednesday amid a searing heat wave. The National Weather Service forecast office...

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Big Cupertino apartment complex is scooped up by large investor
News 1 month ago
Big Cupertino apartment complex is scooped up by large investor

CUPERTINO - A veteran Bay Area real estate company has bought a big apartment complex in Cupertino that's located a mile away from Apple's vast...

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Mountain View extends COVID-19-related tenant eviction protections
News 1 month ago
Mountain View extends COVID-19-related tenant eviction protections

Bay City News Service MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Mountain View City Council on Friday approved the extension of a local urgency ordinance suspending...

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Big chains filed for bankruptcy every week in May. Here are 6 of them
News 1 month ago
Big chains filed for bankruptcy every week in May. Here are 6 of them

By Jordan Valinsky | CNN Business Temporary store closures. Near-zero travel demand. People shopping online even more as they’re stuck home. It was...

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Letter: While renters, my wife and I saved for a down payment
News 1 month ago
Letter: While renters, my wife and I saved for a down payment

Re: “Think there’s a housing crisis now? Just wait for the rent relief plan” (Letter to the editor, Eastbaytimes.com, May 25): Years ago my wife...

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Judge rules in favor of sage grouse over oil, gas leases
News 1 month ago
Judge rules in favor of sage grouse over oil, gas leases

By Nichola Groom | Reuters A U.S. judge in Montana has thrown out a Trump administration directive that weakened an Obama-era policy aimed at...

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Letter: Think there’s a housing crisis now? Just wait for the rent relief plan
News 1 month ago
Letter: Think there’s a housing crisis now? Just wait for the rent relief plan

Don’t force landlords to stop investing in housing Re: “Creative California plan to avoid post-pandemic evictions” (Editorial, Eastbaytimes.com,...

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County extends comment period for proposed oil drilling in Brentwood
News 1 month ago
County extends comment period for proposed oil drilling in Brentwood

Contra Costa County officials have extended the comment period for a proposed exploratory oil and gas drilling project in unincorporated Brentwood...

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Coronavirus: Oakland modifies ‘Safe Streets’ program
News 1 month ago
Coronavirus: Oakland modifies ‘Safe Streets’ program

OAKLAND — The city is expanding its “Slow Streets” program to include ways to make it safer for pedestrians to walk to essential services such as...

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Decision delayed on 315-unit East Bay housing project
News 1 month ago
Decision delayed on 315-unit East Bay housing project

LAFAYETTE — Voicing concerns about potential “life and death” evacuations in a wildfire and increased traffic congestion, the Lafayette Planning...

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Workers at Marin County Whole Foods and Safeway test positive for coronavirus
News 1 month ago
Workers at Marin County Whole Foods and Safeway test positive for coronavirus

An employee at Whole Foods in San Rafael and another at a Safeway in Mill Valley have tested positive for the coronavirus, the companies confirmed...

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Coronavirus: Retail back in business as California takes first steps to reopen
News 1 month ago
Coronavirus: Retail back in business as California takes first steps to reopen

In the first step toward reopening an economy decimated by coronavirus, retail stores throughout most of California can reopen their doors Friday —...

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Newsom says first community spread of coronavirus occurred in nail salon
News 1 month ago
Newsom says first community spread of coronavirus occurred in nail salon

California’s first instance of community spread of the novel coronavirus occurred in a nail salon, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a Thursday briefing....

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DMV reopening 4 Bay Area field offices on Friday for certain transactions after coronavirus closure
News 1 month ago
DMV reopening 4 Bay Area field offices on Friday for certain transactions after coronavirus closure

The Department of Motor Vehicles will open 25 field offices on Friday, May 8, to those with appointments or who require certain transactions that...

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‘My neighbor’s ‘honk’ signs made me crazy with rage’: Roadshow
News 1 month ago
‘My neighbor’s ‘honk’ signs made me crazy with rage’: Roadshow

Q: I live a block from a street that has busy traffic even during the pandemic. On Saturday, a family who lives on that street decided to celebrate...

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Coronavirus: Tax deadline delay for business property may hurt schools, cities, assessor warns
News 2 months ago
Coronavirus: Tax deadline delay for business property may hurt schools, cities, assessor warns

State government proposals to delay the filing of business property tax statements could erode badly needed revenue for schools and other public...

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Santa Clara County details assisted-living coronavirus cases
News 2 months ago
Santa Clara County details assisted-living coronavirus cases

Santa Clara County is now reporting the number of staff and residents at each assisted living facility with coronavirus cases, identifying 18 where...

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John Muir Land Trust’s Linus Eukel keeps the music of conservation going
News 2 months ago
John Muir Land Trust’s Linus Eukel keeps the music of conservation going

For Linus Eukel, the move from opera singer to executive director of the John Muir Land Trust was a natural and logical one, even if it leaves...

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Tale of two Pleasantons: Texas town re-opens — with margaritas! — while its California namesake stays home
News 2 months ago
Tale of two Pleasantons: Texas town re-opens — with margaritas! — while its California namesake stays home

In Pleasanton, Texas, Sheila Crouch served margaritas on the rocks Friday to the customers she hadn’t seen in weeks at Paisley’s dress shop to...

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