Phil Matier: San Francisco Developers Renege On Paying Special Tax For Transbay Terminal, Caltrain Extension
The San Francisco Board Of Supervisors are meeting Tuesday to create a special tax district around the Transbay Terminal to cover the cost of its reconstruction including the Caltrain extension. Downtown developers had earlier promised to pay in, they are now lobbying, and threatening a lawsuit claiming the amounts are too excessive due to soaring property values.
Former Mayor Art Agnos is calling on Mayor Ed Lee to come to the San Francisco Flower Mart building and tell the tenants what the city is going to do to protect them from eviction as its long-term lease is about to expire.
Affordable housing activists wanted a measure on November’s ballot, making it hard to for developers in San Francisco to build unless one-third of the new housing is reserved for renters in the low to moderate-income range.
While technology companies scramble to get into the virtual reality business, Google jumped right in with this do-it-yourself solution: cardboard.
The 50-year-old iconic domed theater has long been in the crosshairs of developers, as the site is seen as valuable land for both business and residential developments.
A crowded field of 10 candidates shared the microphone Wednesday night in the latest Oakland mayoral debate at City Hall with many of the nine challengers taking direct aim at Mayor Jean Quan.
Our technology analyst ponders why the game developer behind the Flappy Birds app is shutting down shop for what he’s reportedly calling an addictive pastime.
The maker of Candy Crush Saga, one of the most popular apps across Facebook and on mobile devices, has obtained a trademark from the European Union for the word “Candy.”
Apple Inc. said its website for software developers was hacked Thursday. It’s possible that some developers’ names, mailing or e-mail addresses was accessed, although other information was encrypted and can’t be accessed. The company said it took the site down immediately on Thursday and has been working on fixing the problem since.
The FTC’s chairman, Jon Leibowitz, defended the government’s approach. “When you are talking about children, you have to give the benefit of the doubt to privacy,” he said last week on Capitol Hill.