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Flying Cars Take Flight, Samson Motors And ICON Aircraft Likely To Launch In Northern California

The flying car is coming, and it will likely be built right here in Northern California from two companies competing to put you in the pilot’s seat: Auburn-based Samson Motors, and ICON Aircraft, which manufacturing planned for Vacaville.

07/28/2014

Electric Vehicle

SUV, Van, Truck Owners May Soon Plug In To Electric Vehicle Revolution

Supersize plug-in hybrids, including 4-wheel-drive SUVs and pickup trucks, are starting to gain traction in the increasingly competitive electric car market.

07/28/2014

A sale pending sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Bayview-Hunters Point Real Estate Prices Soaring; $100,000 Over Asking Price Is Common

One of the most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods of San Francisco is seeing home prices soar as it joins the current real estate boom.

07/28/2014

Hetch Hetchy

Beverage Companies Using Bay Area Tap Water, While Residential Customers Face Mandatory Restrictions

Despite California’s ongoing drought, municipal water is being bottled—and in some case shipped out of state—for profit.

07/28/2014

Zillow

Zillow To Purchase Trulia For $3.5 Billion

Real estate website operator Zillow is buying competitor Trulia, which has its headquarters in San Francisco, in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal.

07/28/2014

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Proposed Low-Income Housing In Marin County Meets NIMBY Opposition

On Monday, Marin County will hold the first of three public hearings on low-income housing. Many homeowners are concerned about what could happen to their property values.

07/27/2014

A Halliburton hydrualic fracturing (fracking) operation in the Bakken Formation, North Dakota. (Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons)

Environmentally-Friendly Savior Of Oil Fracking Industry Could Be… Haliburton? New Fluids Made With Soy, Vegetables

In the environmentally sensitive Bay Area, “fracked” oil may be a dirty word, but new technology being pioneered by some environmentalists’ arch nemesis, Haliburton, could make fracking literally palatable by using fluids sourced from the food industry.

07/24/2014

Google Glass is displayed ahead of a discussion at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where participants discussed issues with the gadget and its role in storytelling. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Glass Among List Of Prohibited Items At Comic-Con 2014

Comic-Con attendees won’t be able to get their geek on completely as organizers have instituted a ban on Google Glass during panel sessions and screenings.

07/24/2014

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SF-Based Charles Schwab To Create 1,200 Jobs In Texas After Getting Incentive Package

Gov. Rick Perry announced Thursday that the financial services company’s Austin expansion will create 823 jobs and should generate $210 million in capital investment over the next decade.

07/24/2014

A VTA light rail train passes by the still under construction Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara (VTA)

Levi’s Stadium Bringing Real Estate, Development Boom To Santa Clara

As if things weren’t changing fast enough in Silicon Valley’s real estate market, the new Levi’s Stadium is shifting things into overdrive. The 49ers have yet to take the field in their new home, but the gold rush is already on in the neighborhoods surrounding the new park.

07/24/2014

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