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Posted on 03/19/2019
Google widens downtown San Jose transit village property purchase
Google buys properties near I-280 in downtown San Jose, across from old hardware store site. SAN JOSE — Google has scooped up several more downtown San Jose properties, in a deal that has widened the scope of the sites the search giant seeks for its proposed transit village near the Diridon train station. The company bought properties that...
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Posted on 03/18/2019
A Little Vintage Decor
If Downton Abbey or Pride and Prejudice speak to your inner self, add a little Victorian charm to your décor with well-placed picks of porcelain. If farmhouse style is more your thing, vintage ceramic ware can bring your design to life. In housewares, ceramics and porcelain span the gambit from lanterns, pitchers, and vases to delicate teacups, figurines,...
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Posted on 03/15/2019
Google buys steel foundry site it needs for downtown San Jose transit village
Google pays about $5.3 million for Kearney Pattern Works and Foundry complex in downtown San Jose as transit village plans progress SAN JOSE — Google has bought a key downtown San Jose site that is expected to become part of the search giant’s game-changing transit village, paying about $5 million for a metal foundry across the street from...
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Posted on 03/14/2019
Leased solar panels can complicate — or kill — a home sale
Can going green by leasing solar panels for your roof cost you money — or give you headaches — when you go to sell the house? Possibly both. [email protected] Distributed by Washington Post Writers Group....
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Posted on 03/13/2019
$429 million mega deal: Famed Japanese developer buys big north San Jose office campus leased to Micron Technology
Office complex in north San Jose is bought for $429 million by a Japanese investor, showing strength of Silicon Valley market SAN JOSE — A famed developer from Japan has bought a big tech campus in north San Jose in a head-spinning Silicon Valley mega-deal valued at $429 million. Mori Trust, a Japan-based developer and real estate investor...
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Posted on 03/11/2019
5 Tips for Fiding a New Family Doctor
You don’t have to wait until you become ill before you think of getting a family doctor. You always tend to spend more than necessary when you don’t have a family doctor that will attend to your medical needs or if you select a practice that rejects your insurance. If you don't know how to go about choosing...
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Posted on 03/10/2019
Los Gatos Meadows closing after almost 50 years
For almost 50 years, Los Gatos Meadows has been a refuge for folks in their post-retirement years. That legacy appears to be coming to an end. On March 6, the Meadows’ owner filed a plan to close the senior facility, which also houses an assisted living community and a full-care nursing home. More than 150 elders, many of...
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Posted on 03/09/2019
How to solve the Bay Area housing crisis? Silicon Valley leaders hash it out
State laws, building near transit and more discussed Friday. By Marisa Kendall | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: March 1, 2019 at 3:05 pm | UPDATED: March 2, 2019 at 6:12 am Connect the Bay Area’s 27 transit agencies. Build more housing near transportation hubs. Write new zoning rules in Sacramento. And try again on a...
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Posted on 03/04/2019
5 Benefits of Having a Spa at Your Home
Have you ever considered the benefits of having a spa at home? Or you are nursing the ambition of having a Jacuzzi at home. This whirlpool birth is an excellent addition to the house as it gives your apartment an aesthetic touch. Apart from giving your home an attractive look, it fades into the house background. The benefits...
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Posted on 03/02/2019
How to solve the Bay Area housing crisis? Silicon Valley leaders hash it out
State laws, building near transit and more discussed Friday. By Marisa Kendall | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: March 1, 2019 at 3:05 pm | UPDATED: March 2, 2019 at 6:12 am Connect the Bay Area’s 27 transit agencies. Build more housing near transportation hubs. Write new zoning rules in Sacramento. And try again on a...
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Posted on 02/28/2019
500 years: That’s how long it could take some Bay Area cities to meet housing goals
Construction of homes for low and middle-income families woefully behind By LOUIS HANSEN | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: February 28, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: February 28, 2019 at 6:09 am SAN JOSE Housing construction in California is lagging so badly, it would take some towns and cities centuries at their current construction pace...
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Posted on 02/28/2019
10 Decluttering Projects You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less
Try these ideas to get organized at home one small step at a time Laura Gaskill January 23, 2019 Houzz Contributor. I cover decorating ideas, Houzz tours & the monthly home maintenance... Let’s face it: Clearing clutter doesn’t usually top our list of fun things to do. Sure, the joy of a clutter-free space is something we can...
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