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Community college board halts plan for new Oakland Athletics ballpark

After students and faculty of Laney College objected to a proposal to build a new Oakland Athletics ballpark on land owned by the community college, the school's governing board decided to put the brakes on the plan. [Read entire story]

Ship traffic, Dec. 7

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Facebook again named best large company to work for in 2018

Social media company Facebook has once again been named as the best place to work in 2018 by career listing and employee review site Glassdoor. Facebook also earned the honor in 2017. [Read entire story]

Women Land In ‘Facebook Jail’ After Posting Negative Comments About Men

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Many people on Facebook are talking about the wave of sex misconduct cases. But some of the phrases some women are using are getting them banned from the site. Comedian Kayla Avery has [Read entire story]

Women Land In ‘Facebook Jail’ After Posting Negative Comments About Men

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Many people on Facebook are talking about the wave of sex misconduct cases. But some of the phrases some women are using are getting them banned from the site. Comedian Kayla Avery has [Read entire story]

San Francisco ballot measure could speed up approvals of 6 million square feet of Central SoMa office space

A planned 2018 ballot measure could speed up approvals of 6 million square feet of San Francisco office projects in exchange for more developer fees for affordable housing. If approved, the measure would allow new [Read entire story]

Business News Roundup, Dec. 6

Online video YouTube hiring more monitors YouTube is hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its [Read entire story]

DoorDash delivers, Microsoft dries out and Zuckerberg takes leave

Slice of the market The Cheesecake Factory is delivering 10,000 free slices of its eponymous fattening dessert for free Wednesday, through San Francisco’s DoorDash. [Read entire story]

Why a robot could be your next rental agent

San Francisco-based Zenplace is using robots to help rent properties faster. It's the latest sign that fewer people will eventually work in real estate as technology boosts productivity and squeezes profits. [Read entire story]

Google blocking YouTube on some Amazon devices

Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon’s Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. The decision to block YouTube is [Read entire story]

Shervin Pishevar takes leave from VC firm and Virgin Hyperloop One

Prominent Silicon Valley investor Shervin Pishevar, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, said he is taking a leave of absence from his duties at his venture capital firm Sherpa Capital and transportation startup [Read entire story]

Business planning software company Anaplan raises $60 million with an eye on adding more international offices

Anaplan is still looking to go public eventually, but the CEO said there's no timeline for taking that step. [Read entire story]

The Bay Area’s 10 most significant restaurant openings of 2017

The Bay Area is known as one of the most challenging regions in the world for restaurant operators, but this year's new eateries show that the appetite to jump into the Bay Area culinary scene is as big as ever. [Read entire story]

Our all-Oakland Structures podcast spectacular

The subject of how Oakland's real estate market is changing was top of our minds for our massive Oakland Structures special issue, which delved into the city's commercial, residential and retail market. It's also the [Read entire story]

Ship traffic, Dec. 6

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Executive Lane: Still waiting on your Tesla Model 3? The Bolt is ready now

There’s a reason the Chevrolet Bolt won honors as the North American Car of the Year. It’s the first affordable, long-range electric car, going 238 miles between charges. Nothing short of a technology marvel. [Read entire story]

S.F. mayor names senior adviser for transgender initiatives amid federal retreat

San Francisco's mayor names a senior adviser on transgender issues as the Trump Administration seeks to roll back gains. Intel and Bank of America briefly discuss policy issues arising from employees drawn from the [Read entire story]

Alphabet leads the pack in bumped up $1.5 billion investment in Lyft

Alphabet Inc.’s investment fund CapitalG is now leading a $1.5 billion infusion in ride-hailing company Lyft, a number that is up from the original $1 billion the companies disclosed in October. The investment brings [Read entire story]

GOP tax plan a mixed bag for tech firms, though experts say good outweighs bad

Throughout the first year of President Trump’s tenure, Silicon Valley corporations and executives have made their opposition to a number of the administration’s efforts clear, weighing in on immigration, net [Read entire story]

I went to buy an iPhone X. T-Mobile told me it wasn’t worth it

I think of T-Mobile most often when I see it's insulted Verizon and when I see someone wear a pink tutu at a party. Still, it's presented itself very well over the last couple of years as the carrier that thinks most [Read entire story]