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Bankrupt Fairmont hotel can help spur downtown San Jose rebound, following reorganization

The 805-room Fairmont San Jose filed for bankruptcy on March 5 and closed its doors the same day, in an abrupt shutdown that is slated to last two to three months.

Travel Troubleshooter: I paid twice for my airline ticket — can I get one refunded?

After a mix-up with her cruise line, Ruby Tyson pays for her airline tickets twice. Is there any way to get one of them refunded?

Jill On Money: Welcome to the roaring ’20s?

Many economists are now looking for growth to jump by 6-7% this year, which would be the best rate since the mid 1980s.

Bezos’ ex MacKenzie Scott marries chemistry teacher

Dan Jewett most recently taught chemistry at the private Lakeside School, which Scott’s children attended.

She was homeless and abused. Now, she’s a CEO in Silicon Valley

For the first time, HomeFirst CEO Andrea Urton opens up about the intense trauma in her past, and how she rose up to lead Santa Clara County's preeminent homelessness services agency.

$1 billion, three deals, show downtown Oakland real estate muscle

In less than two years, foreign and local buyers have plunked down more than $1 billion to buy just three well-known office buildings in downtown Oakland, including Uptown Station.

Plan to allow thousands of California oil wells faces vote

After a state appeals court blocked Kern County's effort to speed up new oil and gas drilling, officials overseeing the state's prime oil patch have revised an ordinance that could permit tens of thousands of new wells over the next 15 years.

Massive erosion to Monterey County properties raises question of who is responsible

Both Roland Unruh and Pebble Beach agree that the erosion is major and that it needs to be shorn up. What they disagree on is whose responsibility it is to reinforce what are now walls along the creek bed on his property.

Marin home sales stay brisk in pandemic winter

The latest data from the county assessor's office shows the market continuing to defy seasonal trends.

Audiences hold back, even as more movie theaters open

Theaters reopening in New York City this weekend did not set the box office on fire. North American theatrical grosses stayed relatively muted, despite some major new releases like Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” and Lionsgate’s Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley action flick “Chaos Walking,” according to studio estimates Sunday.
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