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S.F. startup looks to unused commercial space for housing crisis fix

Starcity is seeking to convert defunct and underused commercial and hospitality space into group housing geared toward the middle income demographic squeezed by high housing prices. [Read entire story]

Our Structures podcast tackles partial stake sales, Salesforce Tower and modular housing

On this week's issue of the Structures podcast, multimedia producer Kevin Truong and real estate reporters Blanca Torres and Roland Li dive full on into the policy wonk behind partial stake sales, which allow landlords [Read entire story]

GOP tax plan could be ‘devastating’ for Bay Area and first-time homebuyers, economist says

Based on a Pacific Union calculation factoring current home prices and average mortgage terms, 70 percent of home sales are at a potential loss if changes to the deduction limit are passed. [Read entire story]

Back from the dead: How Obama-era overtime reform could see new life

The election of Donald Trump was expected to spell the end of a bevy of Obama-era policies, including the Department of Labor's so-called final rule, which would have vastly expanded the number of employees eligible for [Read entire story]

Everything you wanted to know about affordable housing on our Structures podcast

Affordable housing sits at the center of most of the debates over development in the Bay Area. It’s no surprise given that local rents and housing prices have skyrocketed to record highs. But – like in the most [Read entire story]

Are California employers ready for new rules banning questions about salary and criminal history?

Starting on Jan. 1 employers in California won't be allowed to ask applicants about their criminal or salary history. [Read entire story]

Fast 100: The Bay Area’s fastest-growing tech companies

The sheer number of technology companies on the Fast 100 list, our annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area, speaks to the health and strength of the sector across the region. Tech [Read entire story]

Book ‘em Danno: The San Francisco neighborhoods with the most parking tickets

San Francisco holds the dubious distinction of the highest average ticket price on the country, with the city issuing $124 million annually in tickets, according to research from parking startup SpotAngels. The company [Read entire story]

Bay Area neighborhoods with the highest rise in economic opportunity, according to Yelp

The Bay Area neighborhoods seeing the biggest year-over-year change in economic opportunity are centered in San Francisco, Santa Clara County and the East Bay, according to a Yelp ranking. “Economic opportunity” is [Read entire story]

LinkedIn looks to finally add video ads to its platform

LinkedIn was relatively late to the game when it came to incorporating video into its business strategy, but is now looking to make up for lost time by starting to sell video advertising on its platform. According to a [Read entire story]

Former oncology researcher starts beauty business based on permanent makeup

Shareen Adair started her chain of iCandy Eye Salons after seeing the cosmetic eye business remain robust even during the Great Recession. [Read entire story]

Here are the biggest 2017 exits (so far) from top Bay Area VC firms

Our list of VC firms in the Bay Area contain some of the top names in the industry including investors with storied histories like Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins, along with relative newcomers like GV and The [Read entire story]

Crunched by numbers: The 6 costs that are killing Bay Area small business

According to government statistics, Bay Area costs are rising at 3 percent per year. Try telling that to a small business owner. [Read entire story]

Express lanes between Walnut Creek and San Ramon get ready to roll out

The new project on I-680 is part of a much larger effort by the MTC and its partners to create a 550-mile network of express lanes. [Read entire story]

Raising the barre: Glenn McCoy guides the S.F. Ballet forward

The S.F. Ballet employs up to 450 people depending on the season. The Business Times spoke to Executive Director Glenn McCoy about the ballet's financial planning and how it operates in the current economic environment. [Read entire story]

This major Bay Area landlord’s next move-in will be itself

Prometheus Real Estate Group is looking to downtown San Mateo for the location of its new headquarters. [Read entire story]

Here are San Francisco’s most expensive luxury condo buildings

The number of sales in the San Francisco luxury condo market hit a new high in June, after a year when global political and economic events put a damper on activity, according to a new report from Paragon Real Estate [Read entire story]

Would you pay $225 for this haute cuisine tasting menu at the new China Live eatery?

China Live opened this spring with the promise of elevating high-end Chinese food in San Francisco. Its new haute cuisine restaurant Eight Tables, scheduled to open next month, is firmly centered on that goal. The [Read entire story]

Quizlet smartens up its expanding edtech products

The company’s online platform allows users to create sets of terms or learning concepts and test themselves and others using flashcards and games. After more than a decade of bootstrapping operations, the startup took [Read entire story]

Streamlined federal guidelines may ‘unleash’ autonomous vehicle industry

The goal, according to the report, is to create a more uniform regulatory environment, while ensuring that the government does not “impede progress with unnecessary or unintended barriers to innovation.” [Read entire story]