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City Of Vallejo

Vallejo May Implement Fees For Blighted Foreclosure Cleanup

Foreclosed properties in Vallejo are now under target by city officials who claim that some of them have become eyesores in the neighborhood. Officials are now proposing stiff fines for owners who let their properties go.



Silicon Valley Gaining Back Jobs Lost In Recession

A report released Thursday claimed it will take another two to three years for the Bay Area to regain all jobs that were lost in the recession. However, the report also suggested that the road to recovery runs right through Silicon Valley.



Downtown Walnut Creek Experiencing Economic Boom

Several new stores, shops and restaurants have opened in downtown Walnut Creek, attracting bigger crowds to the area.


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About The Bay: Technology May Actually Decrease Available Jobs

The recession isn’t the only reason there are fewer jobs out there today; technology is also changing the face of the job market.


About The Bay: SF Economy Going In Dueling Directions

It’s the best of times in San Francisco. And, the worst of times, too.


A general view of the HDTV monitors at the Haier booth at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Jan. 7, 2010 in Las Vegas. (David Becker/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: More Americans Ditching Cable, Satellite TV

Increasing numbers of Americans are dropping cable and satellite television service, and the weak economy is to blame, according to the Associated Press.

KPIX 5–08/10/2011


Sales Of High-End Goods Soar Amid Economic Uncertainty

A recent Wall St. selloff has some traders fearing a double-dip recession. That perception may scare off many would-be shoppers, but not those who can afford luxury goods.

KPIX 5–08/04/2011

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About The Bay: The Plight Of Day Laborers

In his travels About the Bay, KCBS reporter Mike Sugerman looks at the difficulties facing day laborers, who are struggling to find work in these tough economic times.


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East Bay Customers Could Face Water Rate Hike

Leaders of the East Bay Municipal Utility District are considering a plan to raise water rates over the next two years.


California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom give remarks after being sworn in as the 49th Lt. Governor of California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Newsom Touts Job Creation With Texas Governor

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom staged something of a bipartisan summit Thursday in Austin, where a delegation from the Golden State came to see how jobs are being created in the Lone Star State.

CBS San Francisco–04/14/2011