As Californians Exit East, Reno Motels Become Last Resort for Low-Cost HousingSilicon Valley firms from Apple to Tesla have set up operations in the Reno area, bringing waves of tech workers. For Reno's down-and-out, however, the boom has pushed housing prices up and the tourist town's many motor lodges have become their housing of last resort.
San Jose's Paolo's Restaurant Closing After 5 Decades To Make Room For Tech Workers' CafeteriaA mom-and-pop Italian restaurant in San Jose has served hot pasta to comic legends, to baseball greats. But now, it's losing its lease, to make way for a sleek cafeteria for tech workers.
Yelp CEO Reviews His Own Site On 10th Anniversary, Weighs In On Rising San Francisco RentsCEO Jeremy Stoppelman didn't seem disturbed as he sat down to discuss Yelp's evolution in the 10 years since he began working on a way for people to share recommendations about local merchants with Russ Simmons, a fellow engineer he met while working at PayPal.
Gentrification And Crime, Techies And Drug Users: 'Crackhead Cam' Captures Transition Of San Francisco Mid-MarketSan Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood is undergoing a transition. While it has a burgeoning nightlife, a blogger’s webcam shows not all of it is pretty.
San Jose Seeks San Francisco Tech Firms Amid Protests Against TechiesAs protests heat up in San Francisco over so-called “Google buses” and tax breaks for tech companies, San Jose officials are hoping to lure companies with a friendlier business climate.
SF Mayor Disputes Link Between Soaring Tech Sector, Rising RentsSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has come to the defense of the city’s technology industry, saying the job growth in the tech sector should not be blamed for skyrocketing rents in the city.
Phil Matier: Twitter IPO Heralding New Tech Boom, Or Bust?This, of course, is not the Bay Area's first tech boom. But one of the differences this time around is that it comes after a recession.
San Francisco's Mayor Touts Mid-Market Revitalization Ahead Of Twitter IPOIn anticipation of Twitter’s initial public offering this week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee took a stroll down Market Street on Monday to check out and assess the rapidly changing Mid-Market area.
Phil Matier: A Mayoral Tale Of Two Cities While low approval ratings plague Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, it doesn't appear she'll be going anywhere. Meanwhile, San Francisco's Mayor Ed Lee is leading his city in a period of rapid expansion.
Many Left Behind As Silicon Valley ReboundsWhile the ultra-rich are getting even richer, record numbers of Silicon Valley residents are slipping into poverty.
Silicon Valley Tech Boom Sparks Huge Real Estate SaleAccording to a recent regulatory filing, long-time real estate investor and developer Carl Berg is selling about 100 commercial properties in Santa Clara County and Fremont.