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Work-From-Home Culture Takes Root in California

New U.S. Census Bureau data shows a large segment of Californians are working from home for part or all of the week. Researchers say the shift will ripple through the broader economy in ways big and small.

(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Mountain View Minimum Wage Gets Biggest Bump in Five Years

People making minimum wage in Mountain View may soon see bigger paychecks. Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, Mountain View employers must pay their employees at least $18.15.

(Nov. 22, 2022) → Read the full Mountain View Voice report

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Silicon Valley Organizations Promote Locally Crafted Holiday Gifts

Silicon Valley is home to Y Combinator, the world’s first startup accelerator, and many of its success stories—DoorDash, Dropbox, Quora—are based in the Bay Area. But the soul of Santa Clara County’s entrepreneurial spirit is far from the high-tech world. …


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O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub Celebrates 20 Years in San Pedro Square

Amid the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley, full of Instagram-friendly bars and restaurants with fake greenery and gaudy wallpaper decals, one old-school Irish pub remains as popular with locals today as ever. After 20 years, O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub has …


Image caption: California has three cities of more than 1 million people, and 187 of over 50,000.
Cities in California: What Does it Take to Be One?

California is full of places and communities, but most are not cities. Here's what it takes for a community to become a city, the benefits of being one—and why the state has a 'de facto moratorium' on new cities.


Image caption: Billionaires do not have to control where the public gets its news. There are alternatives.
Taking Back Information Control From Billionaires

Billionaires now own Twitter, Facebook and numerous other online and offline media outlets. But there are other information sources not run by the super-rich. We've found a few and listed them here.


Image caption: Elon Musk is now in control of the world's most influential social media outlet. What happens next?
What Elon Musk Really Wants From Twitter

Elon Musk says he plans to make Twitter a haven for 'free speech,' but a look at his list of investors suggests that the world's richest person may have other reasons for purchasing the highly influential social media platform.


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San José Foos Champion San Jose Culture

If you know which sandal best represents which Bay Area city, where exactly to find eats from the Almaden hills to Berryessa or if a girl is from Evergreen or Saratoga based solely on her lashes, you might be a …


Image caption: 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 the housing crisis a cause?


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San Jose Expands Free WiFi to Two More Neighborhoods

The network is now available in neighborhoods near Independence High School and Andrew P. Hill High School.


Image caption: Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon is one of 82 tribal gaming operations in California.
A Guide to Gambling in the Golden State

In California, you can bet on a horse race, buy a lottery ticket, put money on poker in a card room and play slots at a tribal casino all in the same day.


Image caption: Why has the future of legalized sports betting in California suddenly become so bleak?
The Future of Sports Betting in California Looks Dim

California will likely reject legal sports betting, despite being the state with the most pro sports franchises and the biggest potential gambling market.


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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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