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Progressive Cities: Home of the Worst Housing Inequality

America’s most highly regulated housing markets are also reliably the most progressive in their political attitudes. Yet in terms of gaining an opportunity to own a house, the price impacts of the

Taxpayers pay for lobbying in Sacramento

The latest lobbying reports are out in Sacramento, showing how much special interests are spending to influence lawmakers. After reading the reports, you can’t blame taxpayers for feeling like the man
Google confirms speed limits on Google Maps only available in two areas

Google confirms speed limits on Google Maps only available in two areas

For years, Google Maps didn't support speed limits at all, a massively helpful feature on any navigation software. This finally changed last year, when the speed limit began to appear on Maps for
Google confirms speed limits on Google Maps only available in two cities

Google confirms speed limits on Google Maps only available in two cities

For years, Google Maps didn't support speed limits at all, a massively helpful feature on any navigation software. This finally changed last year, when the speed limit began to appear on Maps for

San Francisco’s ban on menthol cigarettes is liberalism at its worst

In San Francisco, megalomaniacal tech millionaires gorge themselves on exorbitantly priced plates of nettle fazzoletti while thousands of people live in unimaginable squalor. If you are interested in

The California Economy’s Surface Strength Hides Looming Weakness

If you listen to California’s many boosters, things have never been so good. And, to be sure, since 2011, the state appears to have gained its economic footing, and outperformed many of its rivals.

Bay Area companies paying employees to protest Trump

While many conservative claims about paid protesters demonstrating against President Trump have been met with skepticism and dismissal — in the Bay Area — some of them might actually be getting money

Bay Area demonstrators may be paid to protest, by employers

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle: It’s a common accusation lobbed at liberal protesters gathered at town hall meetings, statehouses and in the streets: They’re being paid to protest. Thanks

New Bay Area tobacco bans include non-tobacco products

Restrictive new anti-tobacco ordinances are spreading across the San Francisco Bay Area like a cigarette-sparked wildfire. Northern California cities already have some of the toughest anti-smoking

Bullet train driving local transit boondoggles

SACRAMENTO – Over the past six years, California legislators and the governor have increased overall general-fund spending by $36 billion but couldn’t find extra money to spend on road, freeway and
The 25 Best Workplaces in the Bay Area

The 25 Best Workplaces in the Bay Area

This ranking might surprise you.
These Bay Area Companies Are Set to Disrupt the Workplace

These Bay Area Companies Are Set to Disrupt the Workplace

How these companies became Silicon Valley's best places to work.

Suffocating Regulations Driving California’s Housing Crisis to the Brink

Stories about the desperate living arrangements of highly compensated California tech workers sound like tales of Third World misery. One newspaper reports that a Silicon Valley engineer pays $1,400 a

Cities and states threaten boycotts for companies bidding to build Trump’s border wall

Companies looking to help build Donald Trump’s border wall may face stiff penalties if lawmakers in several key markets have their way, especially in California. Already in San Francisco’s Bay Area,
Google is shutting down the Hands Free pilot test on February 8

Google is shutting down the Hands Free pilot test on February 8

Ever since March of last year, Google has been testing a new payment method called Hands Free. The premise was that you could pay for goods with your smartphone without ever having to remove it. The

The AFC Guide to Inauguration Resistance Actions

I think I have more Facebook invitations to different demonstrations in and this Friday than I have friends. If you live within a hundred miles of either city, it's likely you already have
Oakland Public Ethics Official Accuses Bay Area Politicans Of Abusing Free Warriors Tickets

Oakland Public Ethics Official Accuses Bay Area Politicans Of Abusing Free Warriors Tickets

Just before the NBA season started, the San Jose Mercury News reported that several Bay Area politicians had been abusing their access to Warriors tickets, using them to grease political wheels and
Smash Mouth Love Trent Baalke, Hate Chip Kelly

Smash Mouth Love Trent Baalke, Hate Chip Kelly

Smash Mouth—the house band from hit 2001 film Shrek—are prominent, prolific Twitter users who are unafraid to go to the mattresses to correct the record if you spread falsehoods online. The San Jose,