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Study Finds It Would Take More Than 30 Years For Teachers In San Francisco And Oakland To Reach $75,000 Salary

The report by the National Council on Teacher Quality looks at how much teachers make and how long it takes them to max out on their salary.

12/03/2014

(CBS SF)

Couple Transforms Shipping Containers Into Tiny Homes Near Port Of Oakland

Luke Iseman and Heather Stewart were tired of San Franciso’s sky-high housing costs, so for $2,300 — less than the cost of renting a one-bedroom in San Francisco — the couple bought a used shipping container from the Port of Oakland.

11/06/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Lee Signs ‘Airbnb Law’ For Short-Term Rentals In San Francisco

Residents who rent their San Francisco spare room out to travelers on websites like Airbnb have reason to rejoice.

10/27/2014

(CBS SF)

San Jose Considers Converting City-Owned Land Into $400K Lots For Homeless To Safely Camp In Cars

Nearly 500 homeless people in Santa Clara County live in their cars. Now the city of San Jose is considering designated parking lots to give those folks a place to stay.

10/03/2014

The Watermark condominium building stands in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Many New SF Condos Are Owned By Out-Of-Towners, According To Report

San Francisco’s luxury condos are being purchased by wealthy buyers who have an unquenchable thirst for high-end real estate but don’t live in the city.

09/30/2014

Rick Kitagawa

Rent Rise Forcing Artists To Flee San Francisco

Artist Rick Kitagawa and studio owner Solange Gabrielli worry that San Francisco will lose its reputation as a haven for entertainers, artists and colorful characters priced out of the city by soaring housing costs.

09/21/2014

Chipotle Presents Cultivate San Francisco In Golden Gate Park

Top Chef Says San Francisco Cost Of Living Drives Cooks Away

San Francisco’s high cost of living is forcing many expert chefs to take their culinary talents across the bay to Oakland or to other states.

09/07/2014

(Photo courtesy of Arthur Patterson/sfist)

Tech Bus Breaks Down, Blocks J-Church Muni Tracks Near Dolores Park In SF

A private shuttle bus broke down while blocking San Francisco Municipal Railway tracks near Dolores Park Tuesday morning.

08/05/2014

(CBS SF)

Protesters Block Tech Shuttle Buses On First Day Of Muni’s Pilot Program

Police moved in after protesters blocked two buses in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday morning — day one of an 18-month pilot program designed to incorporate tech shuttles into the city’s mass transit commute.

08/01/2014

(Luiz Felipe Castro/Getty Images)

San Francisco Ranks In Top 5 For Business And Cultural Opportunity Worldwide

San Francisco also ranked third in world for intellectual capital and innovation, up from the fifth spot in the previous survey.

05/27/2014

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