SFO, AAA expect increase in holiday travel

Friday is projected to be the busiest day of the holiday travel period…

Fewest layoffs since ’08 as economy strengthens

The job market is getting healthier, adding to evidence that the economy is improving as 2011 nears an end…

SF jobless rate drops to 7.8%

San Francisco’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent in November, based on preliminary unemployment numbers released by the State Employment Development Department…

Fixed mortgage rates drop again to record lows

The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell back down to 3.94 percent…

PayByPhone system will be extended citywide

The PayByPhone system, already used in San Francisco’s Castro district, will be extended citywide. The system recognizes the user and identifies the individual parking location…

Research firm: Holiday buyers willing to spend

Shoppers are again doing some holiday spending after taking a break following their spree over the Thanksgiving weekend…

SF improves infrastructure with bonds

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today announced a package of nearly $325 million in money from bonds approved by city voters thatwill help the city continue to improve…

Givebacks to the community

Many non-profit organizations in the Bay Area begin accepting donations during this holiday seasons…

Holiday gifts shopping tips

Flat, hard packages will be welcome this year. Tablet computers are extremely popular, and electronic reading devices such as the Kindle have come down in price…

San Francisco’s lowest hourly pay increases to $10.24

San Francisco, CA-Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that the City’s minimum wage will be adjusted to $10.24 per hour from $9.92 per hour, reflecting a change of 3.2 percent, effective January 1, 2012…