Northern California

$216,181: That’s the household income needed to buy a house in San Jose metro area, report says

A new analysis shows the housing affordability crisis is escalating nationally. But the runaway markets are the San Jose and San Francisco …

Real Estate

Airlines close out the year with round-trip fare offers for under $200

This winter, airlines are making it easy to escape from San Francisco.<p>As travel booking site Expedia reveals, a slew of popular airline carriers are offering killer round-trip deals out of San Francisco to mostly domestic destinations, including some taking off as soon as Tuesday, November 21.<p>The …

Airlines

Closing arguments set for San Francisco pier killing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys were beginning their final arguments Monday in the trial of Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that touched off a national immigration debate.<p>The trial resumed Monday morning with instructions to the jury reminding them not to …

Crime

Chips in the bag: Marvell acquires San Jose-based Cavium for $6 billion

SANTA CLARA — The Bay Area semiconductor market showed few signs of settling down ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday when, on Monday, Marvell …

San Jose

How 'Free' Killed Video, And What We Can Do To Save It

On Feb. 14, 2005, three partners gathered at a pizza parlor in San Mateo, Calif. Like most startups, they’d found a problem they wanted to solve. …

Advertising Industry

Sam Smith spotted at 1951 Coffee Company in Berkeley

Customers and staff at Berkeley's 1951 Coffee Company had a surprise celebrity visitor this weekend. British troubadour Sam Smith stopped into the café on Sunday, Nov. 19, where he ordered an espresso and a cappuccino with almond milk.<p><i>Read the rest of this article on Berkeleyside.</i>

San Francisco

Best Ice Cream Spots in the U.S.

Whether it's a Good Humor bar or $10 sundae, Americans love ice cream—and fantastic parlors are creating brilliant flavors with ultracreamy textures …

Dessert

SF wants every renter to have access to an eviction lawyer

Two competing new laws, one from city hall and one a grassroots ballot initiative, have the same goal<p>Last week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors introduced a proposal for a new law that would grant renters facing eviction access to an attorney, something Board President London Breed says 90 …

San Francisco

Meghan Markle Favorite Birdies Slippers Opens San Francisco Store

Birdies, a brand of upscale women’s slippers that counts Prince Harry’s actress-girlfriend Meghan Markle among its many fans, has opened its first …

Meghan Markle

Here’s how bitcoin can fit with your stocks and bonds - MarketWatch

I<p>Is bitcoin a fraud, a fad, an asset, or the currency of the future?<p>Detractors explain its meteoric valuation by suggesting the former; proponents, …

Bitcoin

The Latest: Coast Guard suspends search for missing man

The Latest on (all times local):<p>2:00 p.m.<p>The U.S. Coast Guard says it has suspended a search for a man believed to be missing in a boating incident …

Business

Bay Area Soccer Roundup: El Farolito joins the NPSL, AFC San Francisco Hearts USPL

<b>El Farolito joins the NPSL, AFC San Francisco Hearts joins UPSL</b><p>One of the most storied teams in San Francisco soccer history is taking a step up the soccer pyramid. El Farolito announced today that they will be joining the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) starting in the 2018 season playing in …

San Francisco

Former 'Parkside Cleaners' Building Demolished For Condos

Last week, the former Parkside Cleaners building at 701 Taraval Street (and 17th Ave.) was demolished. It had also previously housed escape room …

San Francisco

The Photographer Behind Windows XP ‘Bliss’ Shot 3 New Wallpapers

<i>Bliss</i>, the photo used as a default wallpaper on Windows XP, is considered to be the most-view photo in the history of the world. The photographer …

Photography

Better, Bay Area Alternatives to Thanksgiving – The Bold Italic

Personal favorite: throw turkeys at all the things the right wing hates<p>Much like your conservative relatives, the holidays are here for the next few …

San Francisco Bay Area

Stop! You're Setting up Your Hiring Manager to Fail!

Implement these four practices to support your manager in the very important function of finding you the best talent.<p>It's impossible to overemphasize the impact the hiring process can have. When it's poorly executed, bad hires and poor employee retention will be the result.<p>And, as much as …

Recruitment

How many Thanksgiving dinners does your rent check gobble up?

This Thanksgiving, feast your eyes on this heartburn-inducing factoid — a month’s rent in San Francisco is equal to a whopping 38 turkey dinners with …

San Francisco Bay Area

Winter Walk returns to Union Square with drag queens, booze

Pop-up plaza will also feature food, crafting, and unbridled merriment<p>Once a bustling artery connecting Chinatown to Market Street, the small slice of Stockton in Union Square has been closed to years due to Central Subway construction—that is, except during the holidays when it opens to the …

San Francisco

Scalyr scores $20M Series A for super-fast log reading tool

In a time where every startup seems to be using machine learning to sift through massive amounts of data, Scalyr is a cloud-based service that is taking a different approach. It has built a tool the founder claims can sort through massive amounts of log data at lightning speed when compared to …

Startups

Thomas Edison discovery: Electrical wire from historic home lighting demo on sale for $120,000

A long-lost piece of electrical wire from Thomas Edison’s first underground cable for electric lighting is up for sale.<p>The wire is being sold by The Raab Collection, which will unveil the artifact on Tuesday. Valued at $120,000, the electrical wire is the only known artifact of its kind to have …

Thomas Edison

Stewart Island Community are forming marine guardian group

In the wake of an investigation into the viability of aquaculture at Port Pegasus at Stewart Island, a group of residents is seeking to establish a …

San Mateo County

Osaka mayor won’t back away from ending San Francisco sister city status over comfort women statue

Move would end <b>60-year-old program between Japanese and American cities</b>.<p>October marked the 60th anniversary of the formation of <b>a sister city pact</b> …

Japan

Black Friday San Francisco: 10 free things to do - Curbed SF

The joy that is Thanksgiving—a holiday meant to evoke gratitude, family turmoil, and starch-heavy side dishes—has given way to one of our country's grisliest past times: Black Friday. Lines that snakes around the block for door-busting sales (promising deals and discounts that are sometimes false) …

San Francisco

How to talk to your family about bitcoin at Thanksgiving dinner - MarketWatch

Between such potential conversation topics as Donald Trump, the national anthem, #MeToo, and whether oysters really belong in stuffing (GTFO), …

Business

Ingleside-Excelsior Light Launches Subscription Drive For Reporting In Southern Neighborhoods

The Ingleside-Excelsior Light newspaper has been a crucial source of street-level news for the southern neighborhoods since 2008. Now, it's starting …

San Francisco

Wild turkeys test San Francisco’s tolerance

MARTINEZ, Calif. — Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go …

Lifestyle

Veritas moving headquarters, hundreds of workers, to Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA — Veritas Technologies has struck a rental deal that enables the tech company to shift its headquarters and hundreds of employees to a …

San Francisco Bay Area

If Your Local TechShop Closed, Here Are Some Resources For You

For some, TechShop served as some kind of test to see if makerspaces could have a sustainable business model. This closure has been held up by some as proof that makerspaces can’t be profitable, or can’t exist at all. Frankly, after traveling around the world and seeing community spaces of all …

San Mateo County

Where the San Francisco Giants Can Shed Payroll

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 31: Hunter Pence (right) #8 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with Denard Span #2 after scoring on a sacrifice fly …

Sports

Recapping Round Two Of The CIF State Tournament: Divisions 1-5

The road to Santiago Canyon College continued over the weekend as 80 teams across five divisions were reduced to 40 across the state. Open Division …

Volleyball