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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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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | March 17, 1995
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kyong-A Ha's relatives, seeking a cure for the insomnia she had suffered for years, tried psychology and medication without success.So the Korean woman's family turned to Emeryville evangelist Jean Park, who saw demons as the source of the problem and decided to cast them out through prayer.It was a decision that apparently led to Ms. Ha's death.During an attempted exorcism last week that lasted as long as six hours, Ms. Park, her mother and three other women tried to oust the spirits, hitting the 25-year-old woman as many as 100 times on the chest and face, breaking at least 10 of her ribs and muffling her cries while Ha strained to be free, police said yesterday.
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.
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.
FEATURES
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
July 15, 2012
Baltimore's effort to recover millions of dollars in lost revenue stemming from the wave of home foreclosures that followed the collapse of the housing market in 2007 was vindicated Thursday when Wells Fargo Bank, the nation's largest mortgage lender, agreed to pay at least $175 million to settle claims that it discriminated against African-American and Hispanic borrowers by steering them into high-cost, subprime mortgage loans. Baltimore will receive $7.5 million, and seven other communities - Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington - will benefit as well The Justice Department, which announced the agreement, said it is the second largest fair-lending settlement in its history.
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.
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