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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

A man uses two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

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

(CBS)

Vacant Oakland Stores Filled By Fledgling Businesses In ‘Popuphood’

In what could be one of the most innovative new concepts in urban planning, at least five owners are setting up shop rent free in formerly vacant Oakland stores.

11/29/2011

(CBS)

Woman Knocked Unconscious In San Rafael Mugging

San Rafael police are searching for two males who knocked a woman unconscious and robbed her as she was leaving work on Wednesday night.

09/15/2011

A view of Market Street heading east toward the Ferry Building in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisor Pushes For Car-Free Market Street

A new resolution introduced at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday urges more limits on private vehicles on Market Street. Board president and mayoral candidate David Chiu told the board that he ultimately wants Market Street to be a car-free zone.

09/14/2011

The Salsa Stage at the San Jose Jazz Fest.

Thousands Turn Up For San Jose Jazz Festival

It’s a busy music weekend in the Bay Area as jazz lovers are gathering in the South Bay for the 22nd annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/13/2011

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Apartment Projects Could Pave The Way For Walnut Creek Revitalization

Several apartment projects are going through the planning process in Walnut Creek, as the city is seeing an apartment boom this year.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/05/2011

Second & San Carlos Street Garage, San Jose

Downtown San Jose Parking Rates On The Rise

Soon drivers will have to open their wallets a little wider to park in downtown San Jose after the city council has approved a 33 percent rate increase at downtown garages.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/22/2011

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