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People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Berkeley Council Approves Public Vote On Sit-Lie Ban

After a lengthy debate, the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 early Wednesday morning in favor of putting a measure on the November ballot that would prohibit sitting on sidewalks near businesses during daytime hours.

06/13/2012

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Berkeley Council Considers Putting Sidewalk Sitting Ban On Ballot

City leaders in Berkeley are considering Tuesday night whether to put a measure before voters this November that bans sitting on public sidewalks, a plan backed by the city’s mayor.

06/12/2012

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Berkeley Mayor Wants To Ban Sitting On Sidewalks

Berkeley voters may be asked this November to consider a measure that would ban sitting on the city’s commercial sidewalks.

06/03/2012

Walnut Creek Police

Walnut Creek Mayor Claims Victory Over Downtown Nightlife Violence

In the beginning of the year, it seemed as if police were regularly and routinely being called to certain night spots in the downtown area on reports of shootings, fights and robberies.

03/12/2012

The Macy's website. (Macys.com)

Macy’s Lease For Online Offices Adds To SF Tech Real Estate Boom

San Francisco landed another big commercial tenant Thursday, and hit a milestone in its drive to make the city a hub for high technology.

03/01/2012

Walnut Creek Police

Walnut Creek Increases Patrols In Downtown Area

This comes after nine people were arrested during late night skirmishes last weekend.

02/04/2012

Walnut Creek Police

Walnut Creek Police To Step Up Patrols After Weekend Brawls

In response to another weekend in which drunken brawls took center stage at a handful of downtown Walnut Creek bars, police are stepping up patrols in the area.

01/31/2012

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San Jose Hopes To Soon Feature Fastest Free WiFi In US

San Jose is beefing up its free downtown Wi-Fi network in the hopes that speeds will soon be the fastest in the U.S. San Jose was among the first large cities to implement free wireless internet access to anyone downtown in 2004. Now that network is being rebooted.

01/17/2012

A sign outside LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

LinkedIn To Expand Office Space In San Francisco

The popular professional networking site LinkedIn is expanding its office space in downtown San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee announced this week.

01/12/2012

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A’s Owner Buys Historic San Jose Hotel

The landmark Sainte Claire Hotel has been sold to real estate developer Lew Wolff, a purchase other developers and local officials see as emblematic of the growing vitality of downtown San Jose.

12/29/2011

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