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Monthly Archives: July, 2015

Housing prices drive up commute time, but shrink family, social time for a far flung workforce

By Patrick Cochran, Bay News Rising staff reporter — Ask commuters rushing to catch a Pittsburg-bound BART train at the end of a busy work day to describe their twice-a-day trek … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

When no place to park means no place to live: S.F. car dwellers “hammered by cops”

By Erasmo Martinez, Bay News Rising staff reporter — Melodie has lived in an RV since 2008, but this day, the 57-year-old looks distraught as she gazes down the road: A … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Indie bookstores increasing, drawing customers with an appeal Amazon can’t match: community

By Elisabetta Silvestro, Bay New Rising staff reporter — The demise of independent bookstores has been predicted many times. They not only survived, they are regaining ground: The number of independent bookstores … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

New profit-sharing coffee spot to open in October, offering ‘jobs with dignity’

By Michaela Payne, Bay News Rising staff reporter — At an Uptown construction site, the din of trucks will soon be replaced by the low roar of coffee grinders. Baristas will … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Parade Day in the Bay as Warriors Win it All

By Patrick Cochran, Bay News Rising staff reporter — Fans on both sides of the Bay may feud over their Giants or their A’s, but when it comes to the Golden … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Union cabbies give mayors an earful at Uber soiree: ‘We pay high fees, they pay zero’

By Erasmo Martinez, Bay News Rising staff reporter — As mayors from across the country quietly filed into Uber’s Market Street headquarters, protestors outside roared their dissatisfaction with the tech giant’s hotly debated business practices. Uber ferried its distinguished visitors, in town … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment