San Francisco Investing $100M For Pre-Fab Homes To Address Housing Crisis

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced plans to invest $100 million in funds toward purchasing modular homes that would be constructed at a proposed factory within the city and help address its housing crisis. According to the mayor, the construction of modular homes, also known as pre-fabricated homes, would help…

via San Francisco Investing $100M For Pre-Fab Homes To Address Housing Crisis — CBS San Francisco

History and Birthplace of “Silicon Valley”

We didn’t know before they started construction. Nobody used to pay attention to San Antonio shopping mall. It was just a residential place more than the shopping mall.
We used to go for the pumpkin patch or Christmas tree lot.
It was the huge empty parking lot with the side street had a sign “Silicon Valley”.
When construction people started building something. Everybody was guessing what it will be.
We knew what it will be but, exactly what kind of office, hotel, cinema.
The scientists and engineers who worked at 391 San Antonio Road in Mountain View, California, laid the technological and cultural foundations for today’s Silicon Valley.

 

http://www.computerhistory.org/events/upcoming/#celebrating-birthplace-silicon-valley

 

 

 

Surfing Declared To Be California’s Official State Sport

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Surf’s up in California, where it’s now the official state sport. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill making it so. The new law declares surfing to be “an iconic California sport” — though it acknowledges that surfing originated with the Polynesian people and was imported into California…

via Surfing Declared To Be California’s Official State Sport — CBS San Francisco

Research Buoy Raises Red Flags About San Francisco Bay’s Health

 

According to the CBS,

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — A research buoy anchored off the San Francisco waterfront is raising red flags when it comes to the levels of carbon dioxide in the air we breath. Once a year, researchers pull the buoy out of the water and analyze the data it has gathered. “So when it comes up, you…

via Research Buoy Raises Red Flags About San Francisco Bay’s Health — CBS San Francisco

Silicone Valley Bay Area company Apple Becomes the World’s First U.S. Trilion-Dollar Company

According to the Wiki, ” Apple is a Silicone Valley Bay Area company Apple Becomes the World’s First U.S. Trillion-Dollar Company. Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services”.

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What Will $2,000 Rent You In Oakland, Right Now?

By Hoodline According to rental site Zumper, the median cost of a one-bedroom apartment in Oakland is now $2,100/month. To get a sense of how far a housing dollar stretches these days, we rounded up listings for apartments currently offered for $2,000/month or less. (Note: prices and availability are subject to change.) Hoodline offers data-driven…

via What Will $2,000 Rent You In Oakland, Right Now? — CBS San Francisco

Google’s Parent Births New Businesses: Balloons and Drones

By JACK NICAS The lab at Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has graduated two projects — one to build delivery drones and another making internet-beaming balloons — into independent businesses. Published: July 10, 2018 at 07:00PM from NYT Technology https://ift.tt/2ujnyFg via IFTTT

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by JACK NICAS — Pacosite’s Blog