George Avalos, Vallejo Times-Herald

George Avalos

Vallejo Times-Herald

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Past articles by George:

Bay Area prices soar amid jumps in prices for food and utilities

The pace of inflation has worsened in the Bay Area, driven by a jump in consumer prices. → Read More

Facebook owner Meta will chop 10,000 more jobs as tech layoffs worsen

Facebook app owner Meta Platforms said Tuesday it has decided to chop another 10,000 jobs and hold off on filling thousands of open positions. → Read More

Feds backstop all deposits of failed Silicon Valley Bank, second Bay Area bank plunges

Federal officials moved to insure all deposits at failed Silicon Valley Bank, hoping to inoculate the banking system against contagion, but shares of another Bay Area bank plunged. → Read More

22,000-plus PG&E Bay Area customers remain without power as snow dusts peaks – Times-Herald

PG&E crews toiled early Thursday morning to restore power to tens of thousands of the utility’s customers in the Bay Area in the wake of a violent wind storm. → Read More

Job boom: South Bay leads big Bay Area employment gains in July

The Bay Area powered to big job gains in July, a hiring boom led by Santa Clara County, which has reached an economic milestone: The South Bay has now regained all of the jobs it lost at the onset… → Read More

Bay Area powers to biggest job gains in three months but California falters

The job market in the Bay Area produced robust gains in June that accounted for nearly three-fourths of all the jobs added in California, whose employment sector remains wobby. → Read More

PG&E “excessively delayed” its response to monster inferno: state report – Times-Herald

PG&E conducted an “excessively delayed response” to the mammoth Dixie Fire of 2021, a stumbling effort that was a major factor behind the spread of the devastating inferno. → Read More

PG&E “excessively delayed” its response to monster inferno: state report – Times-Herald

PG&E conducted an “excessively delayed response” to the mammoth Dixie Fire of 2021, a stumbling effort that was a major factor behind the spread of the devastating inferno. → Read More

Bay Area consumer prices skyrocket and remain at 21-year highs

The Bay Area inflation rate skyrocketed in April, nearly matching the mammoth increase that was posted in February. → Read More

Google will invest billions in California, Bay Area gets big chunk

Google intends to invest more than $3.5 billion in California — which includes a big chunk in the Bay Area — as the search giant pushes ahead with a post-coronavirus expansion on a wide… → Read More

Bay Area, California job gains slow down dramatically in March

The Bay Area and California posted sturdy job gains in March, but the hiring increase last month slowed greatly compared with February. → Read More

PG&E’s top boss harvests total exec pay that tops $50 million – Times-Herald

PG&E’s CEO harvested a total pay package that topped $50 million in 2021 at a time when the besieged utility remained under scrutiny for a decade of disasters linked to deadly wildfires a… → Read More

Bay Area, California rocket to big job gains in February, post-COVID rebound widens

The Bay Area and California posted robust job gains in February, an upswing that suggests the struggling economies of both regions have begun to recover from their coronavirus-linked ailments. → Read More

Bay Area life sciences boom shoves building rents, vacancies higher: report

An “aggressive” expansion by life science companies is underway in the Bay Area, a shopping spree for space that has shoved rents and vacancy levels higher. → Read More

Hotel openings blossom in Bay Area amid COVID lodging recovery

Several hotel openings in Bay Area point to growing confidence that the region’s lodging market is beginning to recover from its coronavirus-linked ailments. → Read More

Federal Reserve raises interest rates: Bay Area faces widespread effects

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter-point on Wednesday, hoping to curb inflation and cool off the economy. → Read More

Bay Area, California COVID jobs rebound is far stronger than first thought

The Bay Area’s and California’s rebounds from huge job losses unleashed by coronavirus-linked business shutdowns are far stronger than first estimated. → Read More

Much of Bay Area tops $5 average gas price for first time

Bay Area gasoline prices have reached a brutal new milestone: For the first time, the average price per gallon has topped $5 in parts of the inflation-battered region. → Read More

California unemployment claims rise, remain far worse than normal

California workers filed 55,300 initial claims for unemployment benefits during the week that ended on Jan. 29, the government reported. → Read More

Bay Area job market soars to big gains in December, defies COVID surge

The Bay Area added jobs at a brisk pace in December, ending 2021 on a bright note that defied the fresh economic uncertainties unleashed by the omicron variant of the coronavirus. → Read More