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July 1, 1988
Unemployment in the San Francisco Bay Area increased substantially in May for the first time in four months, the state reported. The jobless rates all rose by half a percent or more although they remained below the comparable figures of 5.8% for all of California and 5.4% for the nation, said the state Employment Development Department. In San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties, the rate was 3.9%, compared to 3.4% in April. It was 3.
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June 28, 1993 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unexpected act of compassion, the federal base closing commission voted Sunday to spare the Navy Supply Center in Oakland, but moments later decided to shut down two other facilities in the hard-hit Bay Area. The actions brought projected Bay Area job losses as the result of base cuts to 25,600.
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June 28, 1993 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unexpected act of compassion, the federal base closing commission voted Sunday to spare the Navy Supply Center in Oakland, but moments later decided to shut down two other facilities in the hard-hit Bay Area. The actions brought projected Bay Area job losses as the result of base cuts to 25,600.
NEWS
July 1, 1988
Unemployment in the San Francisco Bay Area increased substantially in May for the first time in four months, the state reported. The jobless rates all rose by half a percent or more although they remained below the comparable figures of 5.8% for all of California and 5.4% for the nation, said the state Employment Development Department. In San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties, the rate was 3.9%, compared to 3.4% in April. It was 3.
OPINION
July 5, 2013
Re "Minimum wage debate reignites age-old arguments," Column, June 30 Michael Hiltzik doesn't need to look all the way to American Samoa for an example to debunk the theory that boosting the minimum wage increases unemployment. The San Francisco Bay Area's economy is booming, and it's doing this in a state with one of the country's highest minimum wages. In May, the counties of San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo each reported unemployment rates no higher than 5.4%. At the same time, San Francisco's minimum wage - $10.55 an hour - is the country's highest.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- The technology boom hasn't made San Francisco unaffordable for just middle- and lower-income households. Technology workers are also struggling to afford the soaring cost of living in the city. Entrepreneur Jon Wheatley moved to San Francisco from the United Kingdom four years ago. He says it was the best place on the planet to build his startup DailyBooth, which was one of the first photo-sharing services, and for a time, the most popular one. With the rise of Instagram and other photo-sharing services, DailyBooth sold to Airbnb and shut down in November 2012.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn and Chris O'Brien
SAN FRANCISCO - Ray McClure was lucky enough not only to get hired as one of Twitter's first employees but to get some stock. When he left Twitter in 2007 after one year, McClure cashed out a bit at a time by selling his shares privately. He opened an art gallery with his wife. He bought a house in San Francisco, sold it several years later for a tidy profit, then bought another. And he hasn't had to work, spending the last year at home caring for his 18-month-old daughter. "It changed my life in a very positive way," McClure, 35, said.
NEWS
September 11, 1992 | JAMES E. FOWLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Biff Yeager's face might look familiar. He's the founder and owner of Mobile Mailbox, a deliv ery service in Holly wood. It's a successful business, but it's only a sideline. A bit part. Yeager's real job, his main role, is acting. "Mobile Mailbox has given me the opportunity to make my living as an actor," Yeager said. Every year thousands of people flock to Los Angeles grasping for the elusive butterfly of motion picture and television stardom.
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