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[20 Feb 2009 | Comments Off on Going once, going twice: Auctioning off a foreclosed home | ]

by Elise Craig and Melanie Mason/Oakland North
Upstairs, cell phones are charging. In the kitchen, snapshots of kids in football jerseys plaster the fridge. And in the living room, auctioneer Danny Green is selling this family home to the highest bidder.
Green’s voice ping-pongs across the room, a jumble of syllables and numbers that mark that characteristic auctioneer dialect, albeit one lightly seasoned by his Texan twang. There are elements of the soft sell – “lot of house for the money!”- and sometimes a harder sell — “you’re missing the …

Berkeley, Civic Life »

[3 Jan 2009 | Comments Off on Foreclosure doesn’t dampen development plans for San Pablo Ave | ]

By Will Jason
The 34 condominiums built on top of an abandoned gas station at 2700 San Pablo Ave. last year were supposed to signal the transformation of their southwest Berkeley neighborhood. Vacant lots and empty buildings would give way to a vibrant, mixed-use district.
Then the units didn’t sell, and the developer lost the property through foreclosure. The building failed to attract a bid when it was put up for auction in mid-December, and now, a year after its completion, it’s owned by a former lender who is renting the condos …

Business, Fremont, Immigration, Mission San Jose »

[3 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Karen Weise
As the economic downturn moved through Silicon Valley, Fremont’s East Indian community struggled with the possibility of returning to India.
Job cuts started hitting Silicon Valley in September, with layoffs from large mainstays like Yahoo and startups like YouSendit emailing services, according to TechCrunch’s Layoff Tracker.