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BART set to kill ‘seat hog’ ordinance before it even began

A plan by BART to fine riders who take up more than one seat during commuter hours is now set to be voted on to be rescinded, more than a year after the transit agency's board passed the measure but never enforced [Read entire story]

Meet the highest-paid Bay Area executives under 40 in 2017

Everyone knows that Silicon Valley executives rake in tons of cash — but what about Bay Area executives outside of the Valley? The Business Times has put together our annual list of the Bay Area's highest-paid [Read entire story]

Here’s how 3 BART janitors made more than $365,000 last year (video)

Three janitors for BART made a combined $365,000 in overtime in 2016, the transit system confirmed this week, the last year that such pay perks will be available. KRON first reported the amounts, which came on top of [Read entire story]

Outsourced UCSF tech workers sue regents

Thirteen former IT workers at UCSF who had their jobs outsourced to Indian workers and were then forced to train their replacements have sued the state claiming harassment and discrimination, the East Bay Times [Read entire story]

Judge orders Uber to give due diligence report it conducted on Otto to Waymo

A judge has ordered Uber to turn over the full, unredacted term sheet it made with self-driving car startup Otto over to Google's Waymo, because it might contain information that shows Uber had knowledge of the alleged [Read entire story]

Video: How ridesharing, ecommerce vehicles are making San Francisco traffic worse

A surge of ridesharing vehicles and ecommerce delivery fleets is contributing to San Francisco's intensifying traffic congestion, as city transit officials scramble to get a handle on just how many Uber and Lyft drivers [Read entire story]

Airbnb launches new restaurant reservation tool in San Francisco

Short-term rental site Airbnb has launched a restaurant reservation tool for its travelers and is now rolling it out for the first time in San Francisco, the company said this week. Airbnb poured $13 million into Resy [Read entire story]

San Francisco solar company manipulated data before IPO, former managers say

San Francisco solar company Sunrun manipulated sales figures before the company went public in August 2015, former managers said this week, a development that adds to the debate about how solar companies report their [Read entire story]

Former tennis pro says East Bay landlord was major player in bid-rigging case

A former tennis pro-turned real estate investor testified in federal court last week that that well-known East Bay landlord Michael Marr was a major participant in an illegal bid rigging scheme that affected foreclosure [Read entire story]

Zillow’s next step may disrupt real estate brokerages

Real estate tracking portal Zillow is close to creating a business model in home buyers can skip the traditional "middle man" step of using a brokerage. A new column in VentureBeat argues that Zillow, which currently is [Read entire story]

Caltrans worker gets $3 million court award after supervisors ignored his allergies

An employee at the California Department of Transportation has won a $3 million award in a lawsuit he filed alleging that his supervisors ignored his allergies to some chemicals and perfumes, despite repeated warnings [Read entire story]

Garbage collection rates in the city to climb by almost 15%

The City of San Francisco is proposing to raise its residential garbage collection rates by 14.42 percent starting in July, it's first increase since 2013. “The recommended residential rate increase will help pay for [Read entire story]

PG&E sued in new Ghost Ship fire lawsuit for not noticing ‘red flags’

PG&E has been named as a defendant in a new lawsuit filed by the families of some of 36 people that died in Oakland's Ghost Ship fire, which alleges that it should have been aware of the warehouse's improper use of [Read entire story]

San Francisco considers basing fees and fines on income level

The City of San Francisco is considering a sweeping new plan that would base fines and fees on a resident's ability to pay, following the recommendations of a task force that examined inequitable application of city [Read entire story]

SoFi CEO says U.S. student debt is a major problem

The CEO of San Francisco-based fintech SoFi said this week that American students don't get enough education about student lending, which leads to poor financial decisions can ultimately hurt lenders. “I wish there [Read entire story]

LendingClub looks to former Paypal exec at it eyes consumer credit

San Francisco-based fintech Lending Club has named a former PayPal executive as its president, saying this week that Steve Allocca will begin next week and report directly to CEO Scott Sanborn. Alloca was the head of [Read entire story]

Would you pay $12.5 million to live in this Noe Valley house near Mark Zuckerberg’s?

If you have almost $13 million in your shopping budget and have always wanted to live in Noe Valley, now's your chance: A posh $12.5 million listing at 526 Duncan Street just came on the market. Check out the property [Read entire story]

Jack London Square gets new retailer, eatery as Oakland waterfront booms

Jack London Square is adding a new clothing and gifts store and a Burmese restaurant, executives from the 434,000-square-foot waterfront development said this week. The eatery, Grocery Cafe, will relocate from East [Read entire story]

Uber will let former employees have more time to exercise private stock options

Former employees of Uber will now be able to exercise their stock options much longer than the previous 30-day policy, as the beleaguered company attempts to boost morale and give longtime workers more incentives to [Read entire story]

You should sit down for this: BART’s seat hog plan is still in the pig pen

A year after BART voted to fine riders taking up room on more than one seat, it still has no official ordinance in place and does not enforce the measure, the transit agency said this week. Last April, BART's board [Read entire story]