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Quirky luxury "Flintstone" house off market after failing to find a buyer (Video)

Quirky luxury "Flintstone" house off market after failing to find a buyer (Video)

It seems the Bay Area's booming real estate market hasn't been a boon to every seller – the Bay Area’s iconic “Flintstone” house in Hillsborough off Highway 280 has been taken off the market after no buyer would [Read entire story]

Quirky luxury "Flintstone" house off market after failing to find a buyer (Video)

It seems the Bay Area's booming real estate market hasn't been a boon to every seller – the Bay Area’s iconic “Flintstone” house in Hillsborough off Highway 280 has been taken off the market after no buyer would [Read entire story]

West Coast lures more college grads as talent war rages

West Coast lures more college grads as talent war rages

"Go West, young man," Horace Greeley famously said (or John Babsone Lane, depending on the chronology). Many recent graduates are taking that advice literally and spurning the traditional lure of East Coast cities for [Read entire story]

Alameda, Oakland re-negotiating Coliseum debt

Alameda, Oakland re-negotiating Coliseum debt

Alameda County is negotiating with Oakland to pay off $100 million in debt that is left over from when the city last lured the Raiders franchise from Los Angeles, a new report says. San Francisco Chronicle columnists [Read entire story]

Newark gives 386-house development the green light

Newark gives 386-house development the green light

A 386-house development on 69 acres in Newark will move ahead after the City Council unanimously approved the plan late last week, according to the Bay Area News Group. Dubbed Sanctuary Project, the development had been [Read entire story]

Union Square merchants launch effort to help homeless move along

Union Square merchants launch effort to help homeless move along

The Union Square Business Improvement District is paying for a "homeless outreach member" to patrol the 27-square block neighborhood in an effort to connect homeless people in the area with the social services they need [Read entire story]

Disney CEO Iger says he’s ‘selling hard’ to move Raiders to Los Angeles (Video)

Disney CEO Iger says he's 'selling hard' to move Raiders to Los Angeles (Video)

The effort by Los Angeles boosters to lure the Raiders to Southern California is apparently ramping up, with Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger saying in an interview Friday he is increasing pressure to move the [Read entire story]

Gallery: Celebrity water hogs of the East Bay

Gallery: Celebrity water hogs of the East Bay

More than 1,800 East Bay customers went over their water allowance during the recent billing cycle, and there are several celebrities on the list. The East Bay Municipal Utility District calculated overages on a 60-day [Read entire story]

Critics bash PG&E for plan to raise fee on green energy

Critics bash PG&E for plan to raise fee on green energy

Utility company PG&E has filed papers to raise its exit fee for customers transferring to local green energy programs, in some cases as much as doubling the price, a new report says. The San Francisco Chronicle reports [Read entire story]

Developer ditches $165 million Transbay deal to buy Parcel F for 750-foot tower

Developer ditches $165 million Transbay deal to buy Parcel F for 750-foot tower

Residential developer Crescent Heights has pulled out of a deal to pay $165 million for Parcel F, a highly-coveted Transbay site that had been the subject of a tug-of-war between four major development [Read entire story]

Tech industry pushes back against politicians’ calls to battle terrorists

Tech industry pushes back against politicians' calls to battle terrorists

Tech leaders in the Bay Area are pushing back against calls from politicians including Hillary Clinton and Sen. Dianne Feinstein to monitor social media more closely for terrorist activity, saying the measures they've [Read entire story]

Customers sue Berkeley shop, calling it a "wine pyramid scheme"

Customers sue Berkeley shop, calling it a "wine pyramid scheme"

Disgruntled customers are suing Berkeley-based wine store Premier Cru for running a "wine pyramid scheme," in which they invested in wines purchased in advance but then never received, a new report says. The Bay Area [Read entire story]

Lafayette puts rent control back on the table after tenant complaints surface

Lafayette puts rent control back on the table after tenant complaints surface

The suburb of Lafayette is once again considering a controversial emergency ban on rent increases and rent control, after a property owned by San Francisco-based Sack Properties once again ran afoul of complicated lease [Read entire story]

Rdio layoffs in San Francisco following acquisition by Pandora

Rdio layoffs in San Francisco following acquisition by Pandora

Online radio company Rdio will lay off 123 people in San Francisco as it merges with Oakland-based media company Pandora, according to a WARN report filed with California’s Employment Development Department. In [Read entire story]

Tartine, Blue Bottle call off engagement, will not merge

Tartine, Blue Bottle call off engagement, will not merge

The expected merger of Bay Area favorites Blue Bottle Coffee and Tartine Bakery has fallen through, the companies said this week, as the ability to combine their infrastructure became too difficult, the San Francisco [Read entire story]

As El Niño looms, winterizing services skyrocket in California

As El Niño looms, winterizing services skyrocket in California

This year's looming El Niño weather pattern has become a boon for small businesses that provide winterizing and weather-proofing services. Thumbtack, a platform for home services, released data this week that showed [Read entire story]

Here are Oakland’s most violent neighborhoods, ranked by median home value

Here are Oakland's most violent neighborhoods, ranked by median home value

New data from home industry tracker Trulia has outlined which Oakland neighborhoods have the most police reports filed for violent crimes, and you might be surprised how high the median home prices are in some of these [Read entire story]

SEC probe into pre-IPO trading adds new chapter, as tech roars

SEC probe into pre-IPO trading adds new chapter, as tech roars

The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched a probe into the trading of pre-IPO shares, and has focused on an unregistered brokerage firm, NetCirq LLC, as its first target, the Wall Street Journal reports. "The [Read entire story]

Hedge fund mogul, Big Tobacco duke it out over cigarette tax proposal

Hedge fund mogul, Big Tobacco duke it out over cigarette tax proposal

A former hedge fund mogul and a powerful union are joining forces to put another cigarette tax measure on next November's ballot, as California and Big Tobacco prepare to go toe to toe again over a proposed $2-per-pack [Read entire story]

Hedge fund mogul, Big Tobacco duke it out over cigarette tax proposal

A former hedge fund mogul and a powerful union are joining forces to put another cigarette tax measure on next November's ballot, as California and Big Tobacco prepare to go toe to toe again over a proposed $2-per-pack [Read entire story]