• Home prices growing steadily nationwide - 05/26/2015 10:24 AM PDT
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    One of a Kind
    ( Remax Accord )
    One of a kind: Historic charmer in downtown Pleasanton

    The modern day train sounds blend into the past for owners Tom and Pam Mays who have spent the past 20 years researching local history, scouring architectural salvage yards for authentic period fixtures, and creating a beautiful home for modern-day living with a respect for the past. 
    Coldwell Banker
    The Schneider Residence, built by Doug Schneider in 1991 atop a Lafayette ridge, offers panoramic views from its 1,000-foot elevation.  
     
    Alain Pinel Realtors
    The thick grape ivy that hugs the facade and brick chimneys look like they have been there for centuries.  
     
    Alain Pinel Realtors
    Opportunity is knocking at the front door of this amazing Los Gatos property that offers beautiful interior amenities and a spectacular view.
     
     
    Sotheby's International Realty
    Just minutes from the Blackhawk, Diablo and Round Hill country clubs, is a gorgeous custom designed home crafted with a meticulous attention to detail and featuring rarely seen amenities that turn this home into a one-of-a-kind showcase.  
     
    Alain Pinel Realtors
    Authentically Tuscan as if hand-plucked from the sun-kissed Italian landscape, this magnificent estate adorns the end of a private drive in one of Saratoga's exclusive areas.  
     
    05/26/2015 01:36 PM PDT - To afford a one-bedroom unit in Marin County, someone earning the California minimum wage of $9 per hour would have to work 140 hours per week, according to a report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition  
     
    05/26/2015 09:57 AM PDT - U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5 percent in March from 12 months earlier, the S&P said Tuesday. Prices increased at the same pace in February.  
     
    05/23/2015 06:25 PM PDT - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Friday announced a new public-private partnership to construct new housing for formerly homeless veterans and families in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood.  
     
    Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group
    05/26/2015 11:57 AM PDT - A locked gate blocking a road that may or may not be private has opened a strident conflict among neighbors in a hidden rural enclave of the city.  
     
    Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group
    05/23/2015 02:58 PM PDT - Neighbors of the Concord Naval Weapons Station worry about traffic, property values and maintaining open space as development of the former military base finally draws near.  
     
    05/23/2015 08:31 PM PDT - A UC Berkeley lecturer and a team of Cal students set out on a cartography project to present a more positive narrative about the thoroughfare.  
     
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    05/23/2015 03:13 PM PDT - Michael Morgan gazed wistfully across the Calvin Simmons Theatre, the concert hall in the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center where the maestro for years skillfully guided ensembles.  
     
    Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group
    05/23/2015 02:59 PM PDT - The 9 acres atop of the tech firm's new Frank Gehry-designed building across from its main headquarters are filled with a plethora of native trees and flowers, lawn furniture, white boards, viewing decks and a half-mile walking trail overlooking the city's marshlands.  
     
    05/21/2015 11:26 AM PDT - 33-acre property will accommodate future school as enrollments climb  
     
    05/21/2015 03:59 PM PDT - Donates 380 acres to park district, 10 to churches, 8 for park, as part of 500-home buildout  
     
     
    ( Randy McMullen )
    Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield reunited?

    'The Amazing Spider-Man' co-stars have been spotted together around L.A. amid reports their romance is back on.