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  1. East Bay city to require millions in concessions from new downtown highrisesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Business Journal

    Berkeley's City Council has voted to require specific community benefits from tall buildings in the city's Downtown area, a move that will likely require millions of dollars in concessions from developers. The concessions would affect up to seven projects over 75 feet that are allowed under the city's 2012 Downtown Plan.

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  2. St. Paul's TargetExpress sets opening dateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Business Journal

    At just 17,000 square feet in size, the store is tiny even by the standards of the Minneapolis retailer's new small-scale concept. Target opened the first 20,000-square-foot TargetExpress near the University of Minnesota last year and an 18,000-square-foot location opened in San Francisco this spring .

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  3. Mayor taps Sacramento State to conduct study on local minimum wageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Business Journal

    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has enlisted California State University Sacramento to conduct a study looking at how a new minimum wage for Sacramento could affect the regional economy, said researchers involved in the effort. The study, which started in May and is being conducted by several faculty members and a student at Sacramento State's College of Business Administration, also seeks to look at how a higher minimum wage has affected business in San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and Chicago.

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  4. Major developer launches Oakland affordable housing projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Business Journal

    Related California , a division of the Related Cos., has partnered with the development arm of the local Acts Full Gospel Church, which owns land where the partners will build a 59-unit affordable building at 9400 International Blvd. The developers recently secured $15.7 million in financing for the $29 million project through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, which allows investors to fund affordable housing in exchange for a tax break. The Low-Income Tax Credit is "the key to all these affordable housing projects," said William Witte , CEO of Related California.

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  5. 'Nobel prize for computer science' is officially awarded to this Boston tech luminaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | Business Journal

    Just days after Michael Stonebraker landed $25 million in new funding for his startup, he was also given the Turing Award at a ceremony in San Francisco on Sunday. The award is considered by many in the field to be the equivalent of the "Nobel Prize for computer science."

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  6. Meet the ex-Uber driver in San Francisco who won a labor case against the ride-app giantRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Business Journal

    The California Labor Commissioner has ruled that an Uber driver in San Francisco is an employee of the ride-hailing app company and not an independent contractor as Uber claims, a decision that could have damaging effects for on-demand app companies, many headquartered in the city. The ruling involves Barbara Ann Berwick , an Uber driver that worked for two months last summer then resigned.

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  7. Wildfire season 2015: Here's how many Bay Area homes are at riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | Business Journal

    More than 2 million homes in California, including roughly 400,000 in the greater Bay Area, are at high or extreme risk of wildfire this year, according to a recent study. The Golden State's estimated 2 million homes at risk constitute more than 1 in 4 of the national figure, 4.5 million, said Verisk Insurance Solutions, which publishes an annual study.

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  8. 2U just hired a chief impact officer. Here's what that means.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | Business Journal

    The position was created specifically for Jim Shelton , and it sounds like another of those wacky Silicon Valley titles or yet another iteration of the three-letter executive . So I asked Shelton himself to explain it to me.

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  9. New San Francisco moratorium proposal targets large restaurantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Business Journal

    At the board of supervisors' meeting Tuesday, Campos introduced legislation that calls for a moratorium on combining retail spaces on 24th Street. The proposal would prohibit retailers and restaurants from merging adjacent spaces that would exceed 799 square feet.

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  10. Boston isn't one of Amazon's most well-read cities in America. What happened?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | Business Journal

    Amazon released its list of the 20 most well-read cities in America on Tuesday - and Boston didn't make the cut.

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  11. Home of the Day: Elegant 1919 Beaux Arts BeautyRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2015 | Business Journal

    Home of the Day is presented by the Silicon Valley Business Journal with Pacific Union and Christie's International Real Estate. This is your invitation to view some of San Jose's most-luxurious properties.

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  12. EXCLUSIVE: 206-unit tower designed by global architecture firm to land in OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Business Journal

    A Portland-based developer is landing in Oakland with plans to build a 206-unit apartment tower in the city's Uptown District. The global architecture firm that renovated the Ferry Building and worked with the San Francisco Giants in Mission Bay is designing the new market-rate tower.

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  13. Alameda County restaurants with high-risk health code violations in the fourth quarter of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Business Journal

    Here is our updated database of Alameda food facilities cited for critical violations of the local health code. It now includes restaurants cited in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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  14. Central SoMa boom: New apartment building proposed to replace donut shopRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | Business Journal

    AllStars Donuts was built in 1966, and would be razed in place of a nine-story apartment building built by Realtex Inc. San Francisco-based developer Realtex Inc. just proposed its fourth apartment building in the rapidly changing South of Market neighborhood , filing an early proposal for an 89-unit residential building. The nine-story building at the corner of 5th and Harrison Streets would replace All-Star Donuts - which was built in 1966 and sells the "worst type of food to munch on during the wee hours of the night," according to one Yelp reviewer .

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  15. OmniEarth, maker of globe-mapping tech, closes $5M Series A roundRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2015 | Business Journal

    OmniEarth, an environmental analytics company based in Arlington, has landed $5 million in Series A funding, which includes the $1.3 million in financing announced last week.

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  16. Louisville makes Zagat's list of America's Next Hot Food CitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | Business Journal

    Zagat , the national restaurant guide, has ranked Louisville No. 7 on its new list of America's Next Hot Food Cities.

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  17. From 'Shark Tank' to N.C.: California bakery heads eastRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | Business Journal

    Florian and Shannon Radke are the owners of Cinnaholic, a California-based vegan bakery that will soon open shop in Charlotte. It's been almost a year since the California entrepreneurs behind vegan bakery Cinnaholic appeared on Shark Tank, and they are now ready to take a big step in the expansion plans cooked up after impressing investors on the ABC reality TV show.

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  18. Can UC Berkeley unseat Stanford as the No. 1 entrepreneurship school? VC Rebecca Lynn thinks soRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | Business Journal

    University of California Berkeley is one of the top schools in the world for entrepreneurship. But venture capitalist Rebecca Lynn won't rest until it's No.

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  19. From 'Shark Tank' to Charlotte: California bakery heads eastRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | Business Journal

    Florian and Shannon Radke are the owners of Cinnaholic, a California-based vegan bakery that will soon open shop in Charlotte. It's been almost a year since the California entrepreneurs behind vegan bakery Cinnaholic appeared on Shark Tank , and they are now ready to take a big step in the expansion plans cooked up after impressing investors on the ABC reality TV show.

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  20. From 'Shark Tank' to N.C.: California bakery heads eastRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | Business Journal

    Florian and Shannon Radke are the owners of Cinnaholic, a California-based vegan bakery that will soon open shop in Charlotte. It's been almost a year since the California entrepreneurs behind vegan bakery Cinnaholic appeared on Shark Tank , and they are now ready to take a big step in the expansion plans cooked up after impressing investors on the ABC reality TV show.

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