George Avalos, San Jose Mercury News

George Avalos

San Jose Mercury News

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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

Recent articles by George:

Project of 377 homes may sprout near downtown San Jose’s Google village

A big apartment development that could produce hundreds of homes is being eyed near the Diridon train station and proposed Google transit village in downtown San Jose. → Read More

Project of 377 homes may sprout near downtown San Jose’s Google village

A big apartment development that could produce hundreds of homes is being eyed near the Diridon train station and proposed Google transit village in downtown San Jose. → Read More

11th-hour water agency bid for massive Bay Area cattle ranch fell short

The final price for a vast cattle ranch wound up at less than the list price, a moving target that eluded government attempts to buy the mammoth property — including an 11th-hour bid by a loc… → Read More

Huge Bay Area ranch gets new owner after odyssey of deal efforts, wildfire

The mammoth N3 Cattle Co. property in Northern California has a new owner with a purchase that preserves the pristine ranch and that transpired after some twists, aborted purchase deals and a destructive wildfire. → Read More

Massive Bay Area ranch lands local buyer who will preserve it

A huge ranch that stretches over more than 50,000 acres in four Northern California counties in and next to the Bay Area has been bought by a local resident who aims to preserve the ranch’s r… → Read More

California job gains lose steam as COVID recovery wobbles

California posted its weakest job gains in eight months in September, a hint that the economy’s rebound from huge job losses linked to the coronavirus has begun to wobble. → Read More

Huge Silicon Valley tech campus lands veteran buyer

A huge tech campus in Milpitas has landed a veteran buyer from Seattle in an all-cash deal. → Read More

Bay Area, California job gains lose steam as COVID recovery wobbles

The Bay Area and California posted their weakest job gains in eight months in September, a hint that the economy’s rebound from huge job losses linked to the coronavirus has begun to wobble. → Read More

Old Camera 12 in downtown San Jose lands indoor miniature golf tenant

A closed movie theater that is undergoing a wide-ranging revamp is slated to become the future home of an indoor miniature golf outlet that could help revive that section of downtown San Jose. → Read More

COVID economy woes: California unemployment claims rocket higher

California workers filed 80,700 initial claims for unemployment during the week that ended on Oct,. 16. → Read More

Santana Row-style mixed-use village makes progress in San Jose

A big-box retail San Jose mall could be transformed into what experts call another Santana Row. → Read More

Big affordable homes project moves ahead with San Jose property deal

A complex of nearly 100 affordable homes near downtown San Jose has taken a big step forward with the purchase of the property by the project's developer. → Read More

Oakland seaport hunts for business amid Southern California cargo bottleneck

The Oakland seaport, buoyed by more dockworkers hired this year, urged shipping lines to divert some cargo from gridlocked Southern California to the East Bay. → Read More

Google gives city downtown San Jose affordable housing properties

Google has given the city of San Jose the ownership of three parcels at a prime downtown site near the SAP Center where the municipality intends to build affordable homes. → Read More

Real estate: Investor grabs fraud-mired Sunnyvale offices, residences

An office building and apartment site in Sunnyvale linked to a Bay Area real estate fraud case have been bought, but it’s unclear if investors who were bilked will recoup any money from the s… → Read More

Key Los Altos housing development site bought by veteran homebuilder

A long-stalled housing project in Los Altos could be revived after facing foreclosure now that a big developer has bought the site where the project could rise. → Read More

San Jose boutique hotel development site tumbles into loan default

The development site for a boutique hotel in San Jose has tumbled into a loan default and could face foreclosure of its mortgage. → Read More

Oakland port avoids cargo bottleneck by adding dockworkers

The Port of Oakland has been able to ease a bottleneck that impeded container handling through the hiring of dock workers, a move that avoids the current woes in Southern California ports. → Read More

Student housing tower in downtown San Jose clears final city hurdle

A student housing tower proposed for downtown San Jose’s SoFA district has won final city approval and is slated to break ground in 2022. → Read More

Fraud-linked downtown San Jose apartment complex purchase closes

A big downtown San Jose apartment complex that was entangled in a Bay Area real estate fraud case has been bought in a deal that may return some cash to investors who were bilked by its developer. → Read More