Oakland Protests, Staffing Shortages Send Police Overtime Estimate To $30MOakland’s Police Chief says the city has spent $3-million on overtime for his officers covering protests, and the department could spend upwards of $30-million on overtime, despite budgeting just $15-million for this fiscal year.
Price Hike For Disneyland Tickets Goes Into EffectVisiting Mickey and Minnie just got more expensive.
Bay Area Crude Oil-By-Rail Shipments Halted After Price Per Barrel Drops SharplyThe low price of oil has has prompted an energy company to halt the transportation by rail of Bakken crude through the Bay Area.
Host Mayor Expects To Lose Money On Super Bowl XLIXThe mayor of the host city for next Sunday's Super Bowl says he doesn't expect to see an economic boost from the biggest sporting event of the year.
First Ticket Offer For 2015 Burning Man Cost A Whopping $800 EachIf you really, really want to make sure you get your tickets to this year’s Burning Man be prepared for a little sticker shock.
Egg Prices Could Rise As Much As 40 Percent When New State Regulations Take Effect In JanuaryNew state regulations that take effect in January that require poultry farmers to provide more space in hen houses is expected to drive up egg prices.
Uber Apologizes For Surge Pricing During Sydney Hostage CrisisSan Francisco-based Uber was hit with a new round of criticism overnight after users reported a spike in fares around a hostage situation in downtown Sydney, Australia.
Craigslist Ad Offers ‘Just Opened Up’ San Francisco Sinkhole To Rent For $2,800One clever Craigslist poster is offering to rent you a massive sinkhole that opened up in the street Wednesday after days of rain. The hole, at Sixth Avenue and Lake Street, was 20 feet by 30 feet Wednesday but had grown to 30 feet by 28 feet as of Thursday morning. The pit is 10 feet deep.
Sub $3 Gas Becoming A Common Sight In Bay AreaOil prices continued to tumble Friday after OPEC producers elected not to cut production. That means we could see the slide in gas prices continue for the foreseeable future.
San Jose Nearly As Unaffordable As San FranciscoToday’s development comes courtesy of Rent.com, who assembled a list of the country’s most populous cities, taking into account median household incomes and rental vacancy rates (provided by the 2012 U.S. Census) as well as their data of this year’s median rental rates.
Same-Sex Marriages Projected To Add $414 Million To California EconomyMore than any other state, California will benefit financially from the growing legality of same-sex marriages, according to new analysis from NerdWallet.
San Francisco Jail Inmates Getting iPads As Part Of $275K Education Pilot ProgramThe San Francisco Sheriff's Department has announced more details of a partnership that will bring some jail inmates 100 iPads as part of a $250,000 educational program.
50% Entry Fee Increase Planned For Yosemite National ParkPark officials announced Monday that they plan to increase the entry fee from $20 to $30 per vehicle for a single week pass. The Annual park pass will jump from $40 to $60.
Subscribers Warned Of Massive 'Renewal' Bills From Third Party CompaniesConsumer advocates are advising newspaper and magazine subscribers to disregard official-looking renewal notices from unauthorized billing companies. The third-party companies usually charge well above the publisher’s regular price for a subscription renewal.
Resellers Offering 49ers-Eagles Tickets For Less Than Face ValueMembers of the San Francisco 49ers "Faithful 49" loyalty program were offered "exclusive" pre-sale single game tickets for this Sunday's matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, but just below the purchase window on Ticketmaster, fans were being offered resale seats for far less, often right in the same section.