Welcome to the hub of American prosperity. Yesterday, the Census Bureau released the results from the 2011 American Community Survey, and in the competition for Wealthiest City in America, the Bay Area snagged gold and silver.
San Jose took the top spot, with a median income of $76,593 and San Fra ... More >>
"Uncertainty!" Scottinsh dramatist David Mallet wrote "Fell demon of our fears! The human soul that can support despair, supports not thee."
The human soul and the economy have that in common. By now, it's been ingrained in our consciousness by news stories and stump speeches: Uncertainty is holdin ... More >>
Lara Hata/SF WeeklyProspect: High-end dining in San Francisco is not in danger.Twelve months, ten storylines: It's SFoodie's annual look back at the year in food.Back in January, people were talking about the San Francisco restaurant scene as if it were flagging fast. The fretting was fueled by t ... More >>
Had Pelosi-as-witch been standing on her private property when John Dennis melted her, he'd be in big troubleJohn Dennis, Nancy Pelosi's Republican congressional opponent, informs us that his campaign platform does not include the privatization of America's sidewalks. We don't usually need to poi ... More >>
If you had 1:35 a.m. in your Lennar Hunters Point Naval Shipyard pool as the hour the Board of Supervisors would vote on the massive project -- you're the big winner. The board approved the gargantuan redevelopment plan by an 8-3 vote this morning following at least 10 hours of meetings and oft-i ... More >>
When we got wind that the Guardian was planning a response to the "Worst-Run Big City in the U.S." article I wrote with Benjamin Wachs, we guessed they'd do two things: Focus almost entirely on one chart that went along with our lengthy article (nearly completely ignoring the article) and propose ... More >>
Forbes magazine recently came out with a list of America's Best and Worst Cities for Families. The publication looked at the 40 most populated metropolitan areas according to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and then used the Economic Policy Institute's Basic Family Budget Calculator to dete ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs
What's that, you say? Didn't Gavin already give a Newsom-isode on the economy? Well, yes, but that was the "Economic Climate." This is the Newsom-isode on "Economic Development."
What's the difference? Well, one kind of tells you what Gavin plans to do, and the other kind o ... More >>