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California property values poised to soar

click to enlarge Justin Sullivan/Getty Images file photo Real estate in San Francisco and around the Bay Area is poised for an upswing, much like the trend before the recession hit. In the half-decade before California was clobbered by its … Continue reading

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San Francisco revitalization money is in the hands of judges

Future funding for revitalizing blighted areas in San Francisco hinges on the results of a California Supreme Court ruling expected in the coming weeks. Gov. Jerry Brown pointed to city redevelopment agencies as cash-wasting bureaucracies when he took office in … Continue reading

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Environmentalists, developers clash over how to deal with the rising tide

As weather patterns take unprecedented turns and polar bears step through soft spots in the sea ice, the subject of climate change continues to generate quarrels. At the federal level, hot air howls among lawmakers, who bicker over emission-reduction goals … Continue reading

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In Mountain View, 2 Contrasting Economic Worlds Intersect

But closer to downtown, Carolina Rivera finds herself in a decidedly less attractive environment — the crowded office of the Community Services Agency, where she is looking for a job. She has three children to support and has not found … Continue reading

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