George Avalos, San Jose Mercury News

George Avalos

San Jose Mercury News

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • East Bay Times
  • LakeCountyRecordBee
  • Vacaville Reporter
Past:
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Monterey Herald
  • L.A. Daily News
  • The Sun
  • Daily Bulletin
  • Pioneer Press
  • Silicon Beat
  • Oakland Tribune

Recent articles by George:

PDF to cloud to homegrown tech titan: Adobe celebrates 40th anniversary

Adobe has reached its 40th anniversary, an event that marks a four-decade journey during which the company created tech products that have become vital tools for consumers and professionals alike. → Read More

San Jose, Oakland airports post-COVID flights soar during October

San Jose and Oakland airports posted passenger activity numbers in October that topped the one million mark -- yet the flight activity at both aviation hubs remains far weaker than before the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

VTA moves ahead to seize key downtown San Jose sites for BART project

Officials are moving to seize key downtown San Jose sites for future BART facilities — but some business entrepreneurs claim a transit agency has failed to be transparent in the byzantine pro… → Read More

VTA moves ahead to seize key downtown San Jose sites for BART project

Officials are moving to seize key downtown San Jose sites for future BART facilities -- but some business entrepreneurs claim a transit agency has failed to be transparent in the byzantine process. → Read More

Tech and biotech Bay Area job cuts: more than 7,600 in two months

A two-month spree of brutal job cuts among tech and biotech firms has chopped more than 7,600 positions in the Bay Area, a forbidding trend that's coming to light in official state labor notices. → Read More

Fortinet widens Sunnyvale tech footprint with new real estate deal

Fortinet has widened its shopping spree for Sunnyvale sites where the tech company can undertake future projects to expand its Silicon Valley footprint. → Read More

Three big downtown San Jose projects advance, adding hundreds of homes

Three big downtown San Jose projects have gained final city approval in a decision that allows more than 900 homes and hundreds of thousands of square feet of offices to be built. → Read More

Layoffs mount: Twitter, tech, biotech firms chop 900-plus Bay Area jobs

Twitter and other companies have unveiled plans to chop more than 900 Bay Area jobs in a fresh round of tech and biotech layoffs. → Read More

San Jose office building at choice site faces foreclosure — again

A San Jose office building that was seized through foreclosure in 2021 is in default on its loan -- again -- following two aborted efforts to develop housing on a choice site near the city's mega malls. → Read More

Layoffs mount: Twitter, tech, biotech firms chop 900-plus Bay Area jobs

Twitter and other companies have unveiled plans to chop more than 900 Bay Area jobs in a fresh round of tech and biotech layoffs that could jolt the region's increasingly wobbly economy. → Read More

Big San Jose office building is bought by billionaire California family

A big office building in north San Jose has been bought by a family of California billionaires in a deal worth more than $80 million, a transaction that hints at sturdy interest in Silicon Valley real estate. → Read More

Big chunk of San Jose retail center is bought by real estate investors

A big chunk of a retail center in San Jose has been bought in a deal that suggests investors still hunger for South Bay real estate despite economic uncertainties that the coronavirus unleashed. → Read More

More than 6,000 tech and biotech job cuts roil Bay Area economy

Tech and biotech companies have revealed plans for enough job cuts to erase more than 6,000 jobs in the Bay Area. → Read More

More than 6,000 tech and biotech job cuts roil Bay Area economy

Tech and biotech companies have revealed plans for enough job cuts to erase more than 6,000 jobs in the Bay Area, cutbacks that could weigh on the region's economy in the weeks and months to come. → Read More

Bay Area soars to big October job gains — but tech layoffs loom

The Bay Area job market powered to its strongest employment gains in three months during October, a hopeful upswing ahead of a slew of tech layoff announcements. → Read More

Texas Instruments eyes big South Bay office lease in a relocation

Texas Instruments is eyeing a deal to lease a big chunk of office space in Santa Clara, a deal that shows the South Bay commercial property market remains attractive amid widening economic uncertainties. → Read More

Homes, offices and hotel could sprout in Santa Clara after city OK

The first phase of a massive redevelopment that would create a new village in Santa Clara could sprout across the street from Levi's Stadium following a key city government approval. → Read More

Tech job cuts: Streaming giant Roku plans to chop hundreds of jobs, layoffs include San Jose

Roku, a streaming giant, has disclosed plans to jettison hundreds of employees -- including scores in San Jose -- a decision that widens the increasingly painful job cuts that have jolted the Bay Area's tech sector. → Read More

Cisco employment cuts: San Jose tech titan may chop 4,000 jobs in “rebalance”

Cisco began filling in employees Thursday about how they will be affected by the San Jose tech stalwart’s restructuring that’s poised to eliminate thousands of jobs worldwide. → Read More

Cisco eyes restructuring, job cuts, severances, real estate trims, San Jose tech giant says

Cisco, a San Jose tech stalwart, said Wednesday it is eyeing terminations and severances to help "rebalance" its workforce, a potentially wrenching plan that includes shedding real estate. → Read More