Airbnb To Begin Collecting Occupancy Taxes In San Francisco In OctoberThe 14 percent hotel tax is expected to net millions of dollars a year for the city of San Francisco.
Evacuations Still In Place, 150 Structures Damaged Or Destroyed In Weed WildfireThe Boles Fire is only 25 percent contained as almost a thousand firefighters are trying to bolster containment lines.
Animal Update: Finding Pet-Friendly Housing In The Bay Area If struggling to find affordable housing in the Bay Area wasn’t bad enough, pet owners have an added variable to deal with when searching for a home, especially during the
More SF Landlords Evicting Tenants Without Any Evidence, According To New Housing ReportA new report shows a rising trend of San Francisco landlords evicting tenants for alleged nuisances that include cooking late at night and parking a car outside of the lines.
Pleasant Hill Man Arrested For Alleged Burglary Attempts In Concord NeighborhoodA 30-year-old Pleasant Hill man was arrested after allegedly trying to burglarize homes in Concord’s Dana Farms neighborhood early Wednesday morning, a police lieutenant said.
Brushfire Near Yosemite National Park Prompts 13,000 Evacuation OrdersAuthorities have sent evacuation orders to some 13,000 phone numbers as a wildfire bears down on a foothill community near Yosemite National Park in Central California.
Evacuation Lifted For Hundreds Of Campbell Residents Following Gas Main LeakUtility crews have stopped the leak of a 4-inch natural gas main in Campbell Monday morning that had prompted police to evacuate hundreds of residents near a construction project, a police captain said.
Destructive Wildfires Threaten Hundreds Of Homes In Northern CaliforniaFirefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain — one of which was menacing a small town and prompted the evacuation of a long-term care hospital.
Bay Area Sets Record For Million-Dollar Home SalesA record number of million-dollar homes were sold in the San Francisco Bay Area during the second quarter, a research firm said Thursday, another sign that affording a place to live is a growing challenge for anyone who isn't tied to the booming technology economy.
Crews Work To Keep Yosemite Fire From Giant Sequoia TreesFire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.
Thunderstorms Could Complicate Yosemite Fire Fight; Nearby Sand Fire 75% ContainedThe fire danger is high Tuesday morning as crews battle two massive wildfires in Northern California.
Survey Finds West Coast Home To Most Overvalued Housing MarketsIn his Bubble Watch blog post, Jed Kolko writes that while national prices among the top 100 markets are 3% undervalued, that’s not the case in most California markets. All three Bay Area Cities included in the survey, San Jose (6th most overvalued), Oakland (7th) and San Francisco (10th). The value determination is found by comparing current prices with historic values, income and rents.
Belmont Police Searching For Burglary Suspects That May Have Been Casing Other HomesBelmont police are searching for two men they said tried to break into a home in a downtown neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, and may have been casing other homes to burglarize.
Grass Fire Burns In East Palo AltoFirefighters were battling a grass fire in a field behind a Palo Alto residential neighborhood.
Study Shows Oakland Homes Appreciating At Faster Rate Than San Francisco’sA new report from ZipRealty finds Oakland homes appreciating at a faster rate than San Francisco in the last year.