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June 19, 2005
The average luxury home in the San Francisco Bay area now runs a cool $2.7 million, up $329,000 from one year ago, according to a study by San Francisco's First Republic Bank. The average price of luxury homes - defined as homes with values above the $1 million mark - rose about 6 percent between the fourth quarter of 2004 and the first quarter of 2005 and nearly 14 percent from the first quarter of 2004, boosted by low interest rates and a tight supply of properties for sale, the survey said.
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BUSINESS
June 19, 2005
The average luxury home in the San Francisco Bay area now runs a cool $2.7 million, up $329,000 from one year ago, according to a study by San Francisco's First Republic Bank. The average price of luxury homes - defined as homes with values above the $1 million mark - rose about 6 percent between the fourth quarter of 2004 and the first quarter of 2005 and nearly 14 percent from the first quarter of 2004, boosted by low interest rates and a tight supply of properties for sale, the survey said.
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NEWS
July 11, 2001
The Baltimore area ranked third among metropolitan areas for lowest cost of public transportation. Metropolitan Area....Percent of household expenses....Rank Honolulu 14.4 1 New York 14.5 2 Baltimore 14.7 3 Chicago 14.9 4 San. Francisco Bay area 15.1 5 Boston 15.2 6 Washington 15.4 8 San Diego 15.8 9 Source: Surface Transportation Policy Project, 2000.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | March 2, 2007
There are two monsters looming over the Golden Gate in the tenaciously gripping Zodiac. The Zodiac killer slaughtered five people and critically injured two others in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late '60s and early '70s. He may have executed dozens more. Zodiac (Paramount) Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards. Directed by David Fincher. Rated R. Time 158 minutes.
NEWS
February 20, 2005
On February 17, 2005 MORRISWILKENFELD; A long time resident and Educator of California's San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Wilkenfeld, a WWW II Veteran, served in Europe during the war. He was the beloved husband of the late Gladys B. Wilkenfeld (nee Becker); devoted father of Alice L. Wilkenfeld; loving grandfather of Zoe, Benjamin and Zachary Karp. He is survived by a half brother William Morgenstein. A private ceremony will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 1999
Kay Boyle From an old and well-off American family, Boyle received little formal schooling, but spent much of her childhood moving around America . Her first collection of short stories was published in 1930, and her first novel, "Plagued by the Nightingale," in 1931. In 1963, Boyle, having worked in various schools and colleges, became a teacher of creative writing at San Francisco State College. She retired in 1979 and lived in the San Francisco Bay area until her death in 1992.
NEWS
December 17, 2006
RICHARD CARLSON, 45 Psychologist, author Richard Carlson, author of the best-selling Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, died Wednesday after falling ill on a flight from San Francisco to New York as part of a tour to promote his new book, Don't Get Scrooged, said a spokeswoman for HarperSanFrancisco, his publisher. A psychologist, he advocated tackling life with good humor, positive thinking and perspective. Born and raised in the east San Francisco Bay area, he earned a bachelor's degree from Pepperdine University and a doctorate in psychology from Sierra University.
NEWS
November 7, 1999
Jerry Blake, who arranged music for the dance bands of Lawrence Welk and Wayne King, died in Las Vegas Oct. 27 of congestive heart disease, his family said. He was 80. His band performed with vocalists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Fabian.David Schickele, a San Francisco Bay area filmmaker, violist and composer, died Oct. 31 of cancer. He was 62. He is best known for "Bushman," a feature-length film made in 1971 about an African student at San Francisco State University.Richard Marius, a novelist and former director of Harvard University's undergraduate writing program, died of cancer Friday at his home.
TRAVEL
May 20, 2007
While hiking in the San Francisco Bay area last month, I took this shot of the celebrated Golden Gate Bridge, looking toward the city. My wife, Ann, and I spent almost six days along the trails in the area, with a guide from the Sierra Club. The redwoods are a special treat here, too. The builder of the bridge, Joseph B. Strauss, also penned a beautiful poem in their honor. It's called "The Redwoods." William Hughes Baltimore The Sun welcomes readers' submissions for "My Best Shot." Photos should be accompanied by a description of when and where you took the picture and your name, address and phone number.
NEWS
May 20, 1997
Aaron E. Henry, 74, who was spit on, arrested, firebombed and once chained to a garbage truck during more than 30 years of fighting for racial justice in Mississippi, died yesterday. He led voter registration drives, boycotts and sit-ins as head of the state National Association for the Advancement of Colored People during the 1960s. He suffered a stroke in December. He died at a hospital in his Mississippi Delta hometown of Clarksdale. From 1980 to 1996, Mr. Henry served in the Mississippi House.
FEATURES
By New York Times News Service | November 11, 1990
Skiers in the San Francisco Bay area will have a new way to reach the slopes of the North Lake Tahoe region starting Dec. 7. The Sierra 49er Express train is set to start twice-a-week service from San Jose, Oakland, Richmond and Martinez to Truckee, Calif. The trip from Oakland takes 6 1/2 hours.Passengers who buy ski packages will get connections by van to hotels and ski resorts, including Northstar, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, at the north end of the lake. The 49er will leave the Bay area on Fridays and Mondays and return Sundays and Wednesdays.
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