George Avalos, East Bay Times

George Avalos

East Bay Times

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent articles by George:

Downtown San Jose is poised to boom — but challenges loom: developers

Downtown San Jose is in an excellent position to boom — but some challenges loom — two busy developers say. → Read More

Wildfires: PG&E warns of financial losses due to Dixie Fire as blaze rages on

PG&E warned on Thursday that financial losses are “probable” as a result of the Dixie Fire that has scorched parts of Northern California. → Read More

California unemployment claims jump to highest level since reopening

Unemployment claims in California jumped last week to their highest levels since the state's much-touted reopening of an economy that has been enfeebled by coronavirus-linked ailments for well over a year. → Read More

Credit Karma seeks employee downtown Oakland office return in September

Credit Karma expects its workers to return to the office in September, a move that solidifies the financial services tech company’s headquarters presence in downtown Oakland. → Read More

Huge downtown San Jose tower project pushes ahead with a full-scale review

A big downtown San Jose project of office towers, restaurants, shops, and entertainment sites heads closer to reality with a full-scale review of the potentially iconic development. → Read More

Just-bought San Jose hotel lands back on the sales block

A San Jose hotel that was bought in June through a court-supervised bankruptcy auction is already back on the sales block, a marketing brochure shows. → Read More

Apple-leased buildings in Cupertino are grabbed by big NYC investors

Apple-leased office buildings in Cupertino have been bought by New York investors, a fresh sign that properties in Silicon Valley tech hubs remain a hot ticket. → Read More

Housing: Future San Jose BART station site sparks plans for new homes

Hundreds of homes are being planned for a site near a future BART station that is slated to be opened east of downtown San Jose. → Read More

Concord shooting: One dead, one hurt after freeway gunfire

One person was killed and a second individual was injured after a freeway shooting on State Route 4 in Concord Saturday night. → Read More

Santa Cruz: Police arrest two suspects linked to BLM mural vandalism

Two men have been arrested on felony counts in connection with the alleged vandalism of a Black Lives Matter mural painted on a street in Santa Cruz. → Read More

Dixie Fire: Crews make some progress, 10,000-plus structures imperiled

Fire crews managed a tiny bit of progress by Saturday night against the huge Dixie Fire in the rugged terrain of Northern California’s Feather River Canyon, with containment of the blaze incr… → Read More

Santa Cruz: Black Lives Matter street mural is vandalized

Vehicle tread marks vandalized a “Black Lives Matter” street mural in Santa Cruz, a defacement that has triggered a police probe. → Read More

San Jose tech company launches expansion, doubles office space

An autonomous vehicle technology company has more than tripled its space in San Jose and says it’s in hiring and growth mode. → Read More

San Jose tech company launches expansion, triples office space

An autonomous vehicle technology company has more than tripled its space in San Jose and says it’s in hiring and growth mode. → Read More

Leading developer sees post-COVID South Bay real estate boom

Chuck Toeniskoetter, one of Silicon Valley’s high-profile real estate executives, is convinced that strategic transitions he organized in 2021 can ensure that his San Jose-based development a… → Read More

Hundreds of affordable homes are eyed in north San Jose

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Dai Thanh Supermarket owners find sites for two new stores in San Jose

The owners of the popular Dai Thanh Supermarket in downtown San Jose have bought parcels for two new stores in the same city and will keep the existing store open for at least two to three more yea… → Read More

Sales start for bankrupt developer’s Bay Area real estate empire

A downtown San Jose apartment complex is slated to become the first property unloaded as part of the sales of the chunks of the real estate empire of a bankrupt developer linked to a federal fraud … → Read More

COVID jobs: California unemployment claims rise, recovery stays shaky

Workers in California workers filed more unemployment claims last week, a setback that keeps the weekly total far worse than what was normal before the start of mandated business shutdowns to comba… → Read More

Wildfires: PG&E will place 10,000 miles of electric lines underground

PG&E will launch a wide-ranging plan to place thousands of miles of electric lines underground in a quest to reduce the likelihood of deadly and destructive wildfires. → Read More