Articles Filed Under: San Jose (And South)

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JustQuotes: Five Years From A 49ers Free San Francisco?

“Santa Clara officials are expected to finalize a proposal with the San Francisco 49ers as early as today to build a 68,500-seat stadium in the South Bay city, in part with millions of dollars in public redevelopment money. The deal lays out a funding plan to move the five-time... Read More »

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again For The Cow Palace

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again For The Cow Palace

A year ago state Senator Leland Yee threw in the towel on his proposal to sell the state-owned Cow Palace for development and instead settled for “a compromise plan” to sell an adjoining overflow parking lot. Last October Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed the bill that would have enabled said compromise... Read More »

Peninsula Residents Aim To Slow Down High-Speed Development

Menlo Park and Atherton are plaintiffs, and Palo Alto is backing the lawsuit that objects to the proposed routing of high-speed rail through the Peninsula. The best case scenario for high-speed rail to San Francisco if the lawsuit is successful, a two to three year delay. ∙ High-speed rail... Read More »

We’ll Connect The Comments, You Connect The Dots (And History)

From a comment this afternoon: I remember Palo Alto holding up well (in nominal terms) and I trust the best parts of SF did too. But from a plugged-in reader last week: A friend of my Dad was just reminding us that he bought a... Read More »

How’s This For Compromise: No (Cow Palace Bill Vetoed)

How’s This For Compromise: No (Cow Palace Bill Vetoed)

In April state Senator Leland Yee gave up on trying to sell the state-owned Cow Palace for development and instead settled for “a compromise plan” that would have allowed an adjoining overflow parking lot (above) to be sold to Daly City and developed. On Tuesday the governor vetoed the... Read More »

Oh Jeeze, Here We Go Again (356 Santana Row #306 In San Jose)

Oh Jeeze, Here We Go Again (356 Santana Row #306 In San Jose)

Having hit the market two months ago for $4,000,000 and boasting $750,000 in upgrades, the asking price for 356 Santana Row #306 was quickly dropped to $3,500,000 after two weeks, and two days ago was dropped to $3,300,000. And while Santana Row isn’t in San Francisco, it’s a plugged-in... Read More »

A Less Than Smooth Closing Of Their Own: Financial Title Shuts Down

A Less Than Smooth Closing Of Their Own: Financial Title Shuts Down

According to a plugged-in tipster, Financial Title received a cease and desist order courtesy of the Insurance Commissioner a few hours ago. And while escrows were to be transferred to other title companies for closing, apparently some files have been confiscated which is making it difficult for some parties... Read More »

Can You Really Eat Your Eco-Cake And Have It Too?

Can You Really Eat Your Eco-Cake And Have It Too?

From a reader yesterday (in response to an interesting comment from a car-less couple happily inhabiting a 470 square foot studio in the city): i’m sick of people flaunting their eco credentials when they have two Prius’s (or would that be Prii?) sitting in the driveway of their 2000+... Read More »

An Updated Palo Alto Eichler Sure To Give Hardcore Purists A Fit

An Updated Palo Alto Eichler Sure To Give Hardcore Purists A Fit

It’s a bit to the south of San Francisco (Palo Alto), and the hardcore Eichler purists are sure to have a fit (“OMG! They used stainless steel and slate!”). But we’re fans of the “modernized” 443 Ferne. In a rather big way. ∙ 443 Ferne: Floor Plan and Photos... Read More »

JustQuotes: Talk About Terrible Timing (And Why He’s A Former)

“Merrill Lynch & Co. will eliminate 650 jobs and record a $60 million charge as it stops making new home loans through First Franklin Financial, the subprime lender that former Chief Executive Officer Stan O’Neal bought in 2006. Most of the job cuts at San Jose, California-based First Franklin... Read More »