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Landlord rents $1,500 studio to two cats, Louise and Tina

Louise, one of two cats, sits in a scratching post in David Callisch’s studio behind his home in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The cats owner is renting the 400-square-foot studio from friend Callisch. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) Louise, one of two cats, stands on a scratching post in David Callisch’s studio behind his home in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The cats owner is renting the 400-square-foot studio from friend Callisch. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)...
Tags: Business, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Palo Alto, Soccer, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Good, Bob, Jack, Bombay, Bay Area, Southern California, Willow Glen, SAN JOSE Calif

MLB rumors: Giants, A's involved in Sonny Gray trade talks with Yankees

MLB rumors: Giants, A's involved in Sonny Gray trade talks with Yankees originally appeared on Perhaps Sonny Gray could be coming back to the Bay Area. Jon Heyman of Fancred reported Thursday that Giants and the A's are two teams said to be involved in a possible trade for the current Yankees pitcher. For now, it's simply a rumor -- but it's gaining traction, especially toward San Francisco.
Tags: News, Mlb, Giants, Yankees, New York Yankees, Bay Area, Sonny Gray, Jon Heyman

Name in the wild: Blunts+Moore

Now that the sale, possession, and use of recreational cannabis have been legal in California for a full year, what’s happening with weed branding? Well, cannabis ads are still outlawed on San Francisco’s Muni buses, streetcars, and cable cars. On the other hand, I’ve been noticing a lot of outdoor advertising in strategic locations around the Bay Area: big, bold billboards near freeway on-ramps and bridges. Some are for companies that were founded before full legalization took effect on Januar...
Tags: California, Marijuana, San Francisco, Atlanta, Cannabis, Linguistics, Oakland, Eaze, Bay Area, Edward Hopper, Bay Bridge, Phillies, Moore, San Francisco Chronicle, Arena, Oakland Coliseum

Brendan Lorber's Playlist for His Poetry Collection "If This Is Paradise Why Are We Still Driving"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Brendan Lorber's impressive poetry collection If This Is Paradise Why Are We Still Driving repeatedly transforms the banal into the beautiful and thought-provoking. In his own wor...
Tags: Music, Minneapolis, China, San Francisco, Rome, Radiohead, David, Brooklyn, Williams, New Jersey, Rosetta, Broadway, Argentina, Cia, Scorsese, Osborne

PE-backed Therma Holdings buys Yearout Mechanical

Therma Holdings, a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital, has acquired Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Yearout Mechanical, a design-build provider of mechanical, fabrication and maintenance services. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Therma Holdings LLC (“Therma”), a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital, today announced it has acquired Yearout Mechanical, an Albuquerque, N.M.-based design-build provider of mechanical, fabrication and maintenance s...
Tags: Trends, United States, M&a, New Mexico, Bay Area, Albuquerque, SAN JOSE Calif, Westport Connecticut, Albuquerque New Mexico, PE, Gemspring Capital, Canada Gemspring, Therma, Therma Holdings, Therma Holdings LLC, Joe Parisi Brooks Corcoran

SPELLLING – “Under The Sun”

Next month, Chrystia Cabral will release her second album as SPELLLING, Mazy Fly, the follow-up to her 2017 debut, Pantheon Of Me. The Bay Area artist has already shared two advance singles, "Hard To Please” and “Haunted Water,” the latter of which we named one of the More »
Tags: Music, Bay Area, Spellling, Chrystia Cabral

Nomibis: A Vintage Shop in Reims, France, Shoppable on Instagram

A flea market in France you can shop on Instagram? Julie recently spotted Nomibis, run by Fabienne Nominé and companion Pascal Bisson, who first opened a shop in the city of Reims, France (once the site of the coronations of the French kings), but ten years later discovered that they could sell things more artfully and more quickly on Instagram. Now they use their own Reims home to style their found “antiques and eccentricities,” then post them on their Instagram feed (@nomibis) and on their web...
Tags: Books, Instagram, France, Maine, French, Bay Area, Julie, Antiques & Vintage, Shopper's Diary, Design Travel, Reims France, French Style, Marston House, Elsie Green, Vinalhaven, Nomibis

Kevin Durant details what a future statue of him would look like

Programming note: Watch the Warriors take on the Nuggets tonight at 6 p.m. PT streaming live on the MyTeams app. Back in November, Kevin Durant was asked if he has given any thought to what winning a third straight championship would mean to his legacy and the Golden State franchise. "I know for a fact that we'll all get our jerseys retired, we'll probably all get statues here in front of the Chase Center," Durant told Chris Haynes of Yahoo. "We'll be Bay Area legends forever.
Tags: News, Yahoo, Golden State Warriors, Bay Area, Nuggets, Kevin Durant, Durant, Golden State, Chris Haynes, Chase Center

Riding the RV revolution, Outdoorsy fuels up with $50 million in fresh funding

Outdoorsy is building for the road ahead. The three-year-old company, which connects customers with underused RVs and other trucks big enough to camp in overnight, just raised $50 million in Series C funding led by Greenspring Associates, with participation from earlier backers Aviva Ventures, Altos Ventures, AutoTech Ventures and Tandem Capital. That puts its total funding, in less than year’s time, at $75 million. (We’d separately reported on its $25 million Series B round last February. It...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Ecommerce, Europe, Yosemite, Australia, Tech, Austin, Automotive, New Zealand, Venture Capital, Aviva, Bay Area, Greenspring Associates, Cavin, Altos Ventures

Disappointing photos show what living in San Francisco on a tech salary really looks like

Tech workers come to Silicon Valley in droves with dreams of working for one of the world's biggest tech companies, like Google or Apple, or with hopes of founding their own startup. Such a position entails a comfortable salary, but having a tech salary in the nation's most competitive real estate market doesn't always promise a life of luxury. Here's what working in Silicon Valley's tech sphere really looks like. The dream of working for one of Silicon Valley's many tech behemoths, along wit...
Tags: Apple, Google, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Bay Area, Bay Area Though

A $72 billion Canadian investor is poised to start making venture capital bets in Silicon Valley

The C$95 billion Canadian pension fund OMERS is expanding into Silicon Valley to make venture investments in US startups. OMERS Ventures hired Michael Yang as a managing partner from Comcast Ventures to lead the effort. He's planning to staff up and open offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto. US venture capital funding has been climbing, with almost $100 billion invested last year, an 18-year high. Yang is planning to invest in industries like healthcare, transportation, and media. A huge Ca...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Trends, Canada, Silicon Valley, Lightspeed, Comcast Ventures, Bay Area, Ontario, Yang, Felix Paul Studios, Lerer Hippeau, OMERS Ventures, Michael Yang, Uber Lyft China, Palo Alto US

Could Gov. Newsom’s ambitious housing goals be sidelined by a worker shortage?

Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he wants to build as many as 3.5 million new houses by 2025 to solve California’s housing crisis. But those ambitious goals could be derailed without hundreds of thousands of new construction workers needed to dramatically accelerate the pace of California home building, even assuming that cities agree to zone for more housing and there’s money available to build it all. And it’s hard to imagine, given recent trends, where that many additional workers in the low-wage, ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, California News, Sport, UPS, Soccer, Construction, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, SAN JOSE Calif, Blake, Romero, Diaz

We pay through the nose to live in California

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s inaugural address was a bit too long and somewhat disjointed, but he did make some cogent points, including this one: “Even in a booming economy, there is a disquieting sense that things are not as predictable as they once were, that we must now run faster just to stay in place. Stagnant wages. Costs that keep rising – rent, utilities, visiting the doctor – the basics are increasingly out of reach.  We face a gulf between the rich and everyone else – and it’s not just inequal...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, California, Opinion, Sport, Austin, Soccer, Missouri, Hawaii, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Capitol, Austin Texas, Bankrate, Dan Walters

Jeter scores 23 as Arizona routs Cal 87-55

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Chase Jeter scored a career-high 23 points and Arizona rolled past California 87-65 on Saturday night to complete a Bay Area road sweep. The Wildcats (13-4, 4-0 Pac-12) led by 12 at halftime and turned it into a rout in the second half, extending their winning streak to six games. Jeter, […]
Tags: News, California, Sports, Ap, Arizona, PAC, Bay Area, Wildcats, Berkeley Calif, Jeter, Chase Jeter

Why Silicon Valley needs more visas

Henrique Dubugras Contributor Share on Twitter Henrique Dubugras is the founder Brex, the billion-dollar corporate credit provider for startups. When I hear protesters shout, “Immigrants are welcome here!” at the San Francisco immigration office near my startup’s headquarters, I think about how simple a phrase that is for a topic that is so nuanced, especially for me as an immigrant entrepreneur. Growing up in Brazil, I am les...
Tags: Google, Column, Elon Musk, California, Entrepreneurship, Mexico, Berlin, Singapore, Immigration, US, Toronto, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Tech, Tesla, Canada

Travel: Largest cruise ship ever to be based year-round in Southern California coming to Long Beach

Come December, Southern California cruisers will say “ahoy” to the new 4,000-passenger Carnival Panorama, currently being built at the same Italian shipyard where the ship it’s replacing, the 3,100-passenger Carnival Splendor, was constructed a decade ago. Just months away from a sea test at the Fincantieri shipyard near Venice, Italy, the Panorama is the third vessel in Carnival’s Vista Class, following the 2-year-old Carnival Vista and 9-month-old Carnival Horizon. It will not only be Carnival...
Tags: Travel, Australia, California, Mexico, La, Singapore, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hawaii, Italy, San Diego, Long Beach, Trevor

Apple Buys 50 Business Class Seats From San Francisco to Shanghai Every Day (mac rumors)

Apple is United Airlines' biggest customer at the San Francisco International Airport, according to signs the airline has available that were shared on Twitter today. According to United, Apple spends $150 million on airline tickets each year, and purchases 50 business class seats on flights to Shanghai every day. Curious who are @United largest global corporate accounts? @Apple is in the top spot and contributes very much to success of SFO international flying especially the Shanghai serv...
Tags: Apple, Google, News, China, Israel, San Francisco, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sfo, United, United Airlines, Bay Area, Shanghai China, San Jose International Airport, San Francisco International Airport

Stream Tørsö’s New EP Build And Break

Around Christmas, the Bay Area hardcore powerhouse Tørsö released "Grab A Shovel," the lead single from a new EP recorded by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, Jeff Rosenstock). Last Friday, we named "Grab A Shovel" one of the best songs released over the holiday break. And today, the full EP is … More »
Tags: Music, Bay Area, Album Stream, Tørsö

Government shutdown in Southern California: Workers, businesses prepare themselves for empty payday

When the partial government shutdown took effect just before Christmas, Mark Muñoz, father to seven daughters, braced for the worst. The 40-year-old Ontario resident, who works as a fire captain with the U.S. Forest Service, has weathered shutdowns before; he said he was always retroactively paid for wages lost. But there was never a guarantee. And there’s no guarantee now. “It brings an enormous amount of stress,” said Munoz, who works primarily in the San Bernardino National Forest but also re...
Tags: Business, California, Mexico, Sport, Economy, Nasa, Soccer, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Pasadena, Chatsworth, Donald Trump, Irs, Bay Area, Southern California, Ontario, Jpl

Survivors, U.S. Center for Safe Sport clash over Jean Lopez reinstatement

An arbitration panel’s decision this week to lift longtime USA Taekwondo national team coach Jean Lopez’s lifetime ban from the sport for sexual misconduct stunned the American Olympic sports community and left survivors of sexual abuse and their supporters demanding answers. Lopez’s reinstatement came less than a month after his brother Steven Lopez, the two-time Olympic champion, had a similar ban lifted. Jean Lopez’s reinstatement was especially surprising to longtime athlete safety advocates...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Germany, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Sydney, Croatia, Houston, Denver, Bay Area, Poe, U S District Court, Gilbert

Startups are betting that letting people work from home, an RV, or a New Zealand mountaintop will lure top talent away from Silicon Valley

Tech companies are increasingly adopting all-remote workforces. A few years ago, investors were hesistant about startups that don't even have a office — but the success of all-remote companies like Zapier and GitLab, as well as the increasing availability of chat tools like Slack and Zoom, have given them confidence.  Startups are fighting with Silicon Valley tech giants for the best talent, so hiring remotely can be a way to attract better talent who live in other parts of the globe. Startups...
Tags: Google, New York, Colorado, Russia, Nigeria, Time, America, San Francisco, Trends, Arizona, Portugal, New Zealand, New Orleans, Siberia, Silicon Valley, Quinn

$1.6 million for a house with no kitchen? Only in the Bay Area

A Silicon Valley home for sale for a cool $1.6 million has a built-in fire pit, a two-car garage and plenty of other amenities, but it’s missing one crucial feature — a kitchen. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home in San Carlos suffered an accidental cooking fire about a year ago, and now all that remains of the kitchen is a blackened shell. The damage has rendered the home unlivable, but that major flaw isn’t stopping the owners from seeking a high price — a testament to the intense heat of th...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Joe, Redfin, Bay Area, Southern California, San Carlos, Alameda de las Pulgas, North Hollywood, Laurel Plaza, NoHo West, Allen Buchanan, Re Max Star Properties

Don’t Mess with my Toot Toot: The Zydeco of Xyleco

Some 35 years ago, Rockin’ Sidney burst out into the music charts with an upbeat, cryptic, fast-tempo‘d hit called Don’t Mess with My Toot Toot, that represented perhaps the last appearance of a   accordion carrying hr lead melody in a hit song, and had music fans all the world over trying to figure out a mysterious yet undeniably catchy Cajun musical genre called Zydeco. It faded from the headlines almost as fast as it appeared, and Billboard Hot 100 was, alas, not further troubled by the mus...
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Tommy John, Jamie Moyer weigh in: Can anyone play a quarter century in MLB?

Tommy John is driving south on Interstate 5, somewhere between Bakersfield and the Bay Area, when his cell phone reception cuts out. Our call drops a moment later. I call him back. “This is Gavin Newsom,” says the voice on the other end. I have reached Tommy John’s sense of humor. As a rookie with the 1963 Cleveland Indians, John was teammates with World War II veteran Early Wynn. When John was released by the New York Yankees on May 30, 1989, the Yankees purchased Deion Sanders’ contract from T...
Tags: Japan, Sports, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Mlb, John, Seattle, Yankees, Major League Baseball, Los-angeles-dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers

Climate activists versus affordable housing

In what may signal the beginning of the end of alarmism over climate change, a group of civil rights activists is suing the California Air Resources Board. The issue is CARB’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by effectively limiting new housing construction. The lawsuit says this is driving up the cost of housing, worsening poverty and particularly victimizing minority communities. The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Assembly Bill 32), signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, committed...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, DMV, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, AB, California Air Resources Board, Susan Shelley, Fresno County Superior Court, Opinion columns, the Southern California News Group, Jane Cardoza

Derryck Thornton settling in as USC’s point guard

USC’s Derryck Thornton drives to the basket against the Stanford Cardinal in the second half of a NCAA basketball game at Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California on Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. USC Trojans won 77-66. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) USC’s Derryck Thornton celebrates after scoring against the Stanford Cardinal in the second half of a NCAA basketball game at Galen Center on the campus of the University of So...
Tags: Florida, Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Santa Clara, Oregon State, Duke, Usc, Bay Area, University Of Southern California, Cal, Weaver

California Today: Images of Black Panthers Through a New Lens

Wednesday: Exclusive images of Black Panthers in the Bay Area from the 1960s; how workers are hurting during the shutdown; and Google’s future mall office
Tags: Google, News, California, Bay Area, California Today, New Lens

BasisAI, a Singapore startup from Bay Area returnees, comes out of stealth with impressive creds

An intriguing new startup is out from under the radar in Southeast Asia after BasisAI, a Singapore-based company, revealed itself this week. The startup disclosed a seed investment from two prestigious investors in the region and some impressive credentials to back it up. Started by twin brothers Linus and Silvanus Lee and Liu Feng-Yuan — all Singapore nationals — the startup is, as the name suggests, focused on AI… but the exact scope of its business is not yet clear. In a phone interview with ...
Tags: California, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Tech, Silicon Valley, Temasek, Bay Area, Lee, Liu, Linus, Sequoia India, Land Transport Authority LTA, Silvanus, Silvanus Lee, Liu Feng Yuan

Silicon Valley real estate asking prices fall 12% from peak

There are more houses for sale in San Mateo County, Santa Clara County and San Francisco County than at any time since 2013; inventory in December was up 113% year-on-year, and asking prices have fallen by 12% since their peak. It's the most expensive real estate in America, and widely considered recession-proof due to the startups, universities, and other draws that bring buyers to the market. But increases in inventory are driving prices down: the number of properties with price cuts in...
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Tony Dungy cautions 49ers about 'red flag' with Antonio Brown trade

Tony Dungy cautions 49ers about 'red flag' with Antonio Brown trade originally appeared on The hot rumor in the Bay Area right now is the 49ers trading for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. ers All-Pro tight end George Kittle has started the recruiting campaign. Hall of Fame wide receivers Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice have made it clear they want it to happen.
Tags: News, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Hall of Fame, Bay Area, Antonio Brown, Tony Dungy, Michael Irvin, Jerry Rice, George Kittle