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Bay Area Unemployment Rates Just Dropped to Record Lows

Bay Area Unemployment Rates Just Dropped to Record Lows

Having slipped in October, the number of people living in the city of San Francisco with a job increased by 4,600 in November to a record 557,400 and the unemployment rate dropped to 2.3 percent, which is the lowest unemployment rate in San Francisco’s modern history, with the previous... Read More »

San Francisco Population Hits 880,000; Bay Area Over 7.7 Million

The estimated population of San Francisco proper has crossed the 880K mark, hitting 880,418 on the first of July, according to data from California’s Department of Finance. That’s an increase of 7,955 or 0.91 percent since July 1, 2016, matching the population growth rate over the previous year which... Read More »

Landmark Uptown Oakland Club Building on the Market

Landmark Uptown Oakland Club Building on the Market

The colorful Uptown Oakland building at 2120 Broadway, which also fronts Franklin Street and is home to both the landmark Club BNB (formerly Bench and Bar) and its sister Club 21, which together are billed as the Bay Area’s biggest gay and lesbian dance club, is now on the market... Read More »

Sale of Uber’s Uptown Station Has Closed, Opening Late 2018

Sale of Uber’s Uptown Station Has Closed, Opening Late 2018

The sale of the waylaid Uptown Station development at 1945 Broadway in Uptown Oakland, which has been under construction since 2015 when Uber purchased the former Sears building for $123.5 million with the intention of occupying the new campus in the second quarter of this year, has closed escrow... Read More »

Oakland A’s Relegate New Ballpark Site to the Disabled List

Oakland A’s Relegate New Ballpark Site to the Disabled List

Two weeks ago the Peralta Community College District’s Board of Trustees directed the college district’s Chancellor to immediately discontinue talks with the Oakland Athletics who were positioning to acquire the 13-acre parcel of community college-owned land at 333 East 8th Street upon which they had planned to build a new... Read More »

Take Three for an East Bay Infill Project

Take Three for an East Bay Infill Project

With false starts in both 1991 and 2002, at which points 34-unit and 32-unit buildings had been approved and permitted, and site prep had actually gotten underway but was subsequently abandoned, new plans for four-story building to rise at the corner of MacArthur Boulevard and Wesley Avenue, a couple... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Hold Despite Fires and SF’s Slip

Bay Area Home Sales Hold Despite Fires and SF’s Slip

Despite the marked impact of the recent wild fires in Sonoma and Napa counties, which resulted in an average 18.7 percent drop in sales activity versus the same time last year, the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area ticked up 1.9... Read More »

Oakland A’s Ballpark Plan Could Be DOA Based on Board Vote

Oakland A’s Ballpark Plan Could Be DOA Based on Board Vote

With representatives of the student and faculty associations of Laney College having recently voted against allowing the Oakland Athletics to acquire the 13-acre parcel of community college-owned land at 333 East 8th Street, a little south of Lake Merritt in central Oakland and upon which the A’s had formally... Read More »

Building Up Berkeley: Refined Designs for Seven-Story Development

Building Up Berkeley: Refined Designs for Seven-Story Development

Plans to level the 24 Hour Fitness at 2072 Addison Street, in Downtown Berkeley, and develop a new seven-story building upon its site are slated be approved by the city this week. As newly rendered by Kirk E. Peterson & Associates for Ruegg & Ellsworth, the proposed development would... Read More »

San Francisco and Bay Area Employment Slip from Record Highs

San Francisco and Bay Area Employment Slip from Record Highs

Having hit a downwardly revised record of 555,000 in September, the number of people living in the city of San Francisco with a job slipped by 1,800 in October to 553,200. But with the labor force having dropped by 3,300 to 568,500, the unemployment rate actually dropped to 2.7... Read More »