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State May Downsize Program for First-Time Homebuyers


Gov. Newsom wants to spend $300 million the first year. But falling home prices and rising mortgage rates are complicating the launch.

Ruling Opens Door to Gig Driver Unionization


A court ruling that upheld much of a 2020 gig-worker initiative also struck down a part that labor advocates say could lead to legislation for driver unionization.

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Image caption: What role did the self-described "libertarian" venture capitalist play in SVB's collapse?
Did Peter Thiel Cause the Collapse of SVB?

Peter Thiel, the Donald Trump supporting Silicon Valley billionaire and venture capitalist, may have played a big role inthe bank run that ended in the failure of Silicon Valley Bank. But why?

Image caption: The government has avoided calling its plan to pay off SVB depositors a "bailout." But is it?
Silicon Valley Bank Collapse: the Causes and Bailout

SVB lobbied hard for bank deregulation, which may have led to its own failure. And depositors blew past limits on federal insurance, knowing they would lose their cash if the bank went under unless the government saved them. Here’s how …

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Seaside's Maligne restaurant to be scaled down, with plans to reopen in two weeks.

What happens when a fine dining chef buys a pizza oven? We’re about to find out.

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Soledad celebrates grand opening of Grocery Outlet

SOLEDAD — A large crowd of Soledad residents and dignitaries representing the city and Monterey County gathered last Thursday for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Grocery Outlet. The new grocery store, located at 401 Nestles Road, is independently …

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City of King temporarily leases site for Italian food truck

KING CITY — City of King in partnership with the King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture have encouraged the owners of Luigi’s and Pastability’s to open an Italian restaurant in King City. “A desire for more variety of businesses …

Image caption: Heavy storms prompted the state to extend tax deadlines for most California residents.
Storms Could Make Newsom’s Budget Problems Worse

Climate change driven storms are creating new problems for Gavin Newsom and California's budget process, which is already reeling from a projected $25 billion deficit that emerged after a $97 billion surplus disappeared.

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Stitch ’Em Up Embroidery opens in Soledad

SOLEDAD — Soledad Merchants hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 19 for Stitch ’Em Up Embroidery, a new screen printing and embroidery business located at 157 Kidder St., Suite B, in Soledad. The business offers embroidery, custom apparel …

Image caption: The future of malls looks like one where the rich get richer while lower-end malls simply die out.
Mall Culture and the American Dream

Shopping malls revolutionized how Americans shopped, socialized, and lived. Now, malls face an uncertain future. How did the dream of a new town square go so wrong?

Image caption: Suburbia has become a defining feature of the California landscape. But what does the word really mean?
How the Suburbs Shaped America, and California Shaped the Suburbs

America has become a mostly suburban country, and California is known for its sprawling ’burbs. But what is a suburb? It turns out California may not be as suburban as people believe.

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A Day Trip to Salinas Offers a Variety of Stellar New Dining Options

From Alvarado Street Brewery’s latest spot to Cali Glizzy Hot Dogs, historic Main Street is hopping


Owning homes is the primary way the middle class builds wealth, and an option no longer available to most Californians.
Is California’s Housing Crisis Making Inequality Worse?
California has some of the worst economic inequality in the United States. Is housing a cause? Could it be a cure?
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