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SMART to consolidate headquarters in Petaluma - North Bay Business Journal

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 4:54pm

SMART to consolidate headquarters in Petaluma
North Bay Business Journal
The final lease was among three finalists, which real estate sources said included a downtown property owned by Basin Street Properties and a property at 1039 N. McDowell Blvd. owned by PB&J Acquisitions and Investcorp International. Shirlee Zane, a ...

Senate confirms Pritzker as commerce secretary - KSRO

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 2:18pm

Senate confirms Pritzker as commerce secretary
KSRO
Pritzker has led several companies and currently serves as chair of investment firms Pritzker Realty Group and Artemis Real Estate Partners. She's also on the board of the Hyatt Hotels Corp., the chain co-founded by her father. She has donated ...

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Senate confirms Pritzker as secretary of Commerce - KSRO

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 12:58pm

Senate confirms Pritzker as secretary of Commerce
KSRO
Pritzker has led several companies and currently serves as chair of investment firms Pritzker Realty Group and Artemis Real Estate Partners. She's also on the board of the Hyatt Hotels Corp., the chain co-founded by her father. She has donated ...

AP Survey: Bernanke comments surprised investors - KSRO

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 12:08am

AP Survey: Bernanke comments surprised investors
KSRO
Some economists argued that continuing the $85-billion-a-month in bond purchases much longer risked inflating dangerous bubbles in stocks, real estate or other assets. As rates have sunk and bond yields have dwindled, many investors have moved money ...

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Homes Across The Country Are Selling At Lightning Speed - Business Insider

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 9:59am

Homes Across The Country Are Selling At Lightning Speed
Business Insider
“Prior to starting your house hunt, you give your lender all of your financials,” says Scott Sheldon, a loan officer with Sonoma County Mortgages. “You let them pull a copy of your credit report, run your debt ratios ... “If you are diligent about ...

Women in Business 2013: Wendy Whitson, Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon ... - North Bay Business Journal

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 6:38am

Women in Business 2013: Wendy Whitson, Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon ...
North Bay Business Journal
Professional background: Practicing real estate attorney for 26 years; managing director of firm for past two years. Education: ... Tell us about yourself and your company: The Anderson Zeigler firm traces its Sonoma County roots back over 100 years ...

James Mackey, Man Convicted Of Bizarre Football Player Crossbow Murder, Up ... - Huffington Post

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 11:47am

James Mackey, Man Convicted Of Bizarre Football Player Crossbow Murder, Up ...
Huffington Post
In that document, Mackey said he had remarried a childhood sweetheart, achieved a master's degree in humanities, earned average-to-exceptional ratings while working in the kitchen, obtained a real estate license and became certified in air conditioning ...
Man in surreal Stockton murder case up for paroleStockton Record

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Man in surreal Stockton murder case up for parole - Stockton Record

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 12:10am

Man in surreal Stockton murder case up for parole
Stockton Record
The freedom of James Mackey, after spending almost half his life in state prison for the crossbow murder of a Stockton real estate agent, could be in the hands of Gov. Jerry Brown by next month. Mackey, 49, was found eligible for parole at a March 21 ...

NASCAR knew it had potential in Sears Point - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 11:06pm

NASCAR knew it had potential in Sears Point
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Location, location, location does not apply just to real estate. As NASCAR's Cup ... When the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors finally signed off on the request for track upgrades in 2000, 250 operating conditions were attached. “We had it all to ...

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NYC heir, 89, sent to prison in Astor theft case - KSRO

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 1:31pm

NYC heir, 89, sent to prison in Astor theft case
KSRO
She had inherited the money from her third husband, Vincent Astor, a great-great-grandson of real estate and fur magnate John Jacob Astor, one of the United States' first multimillionaires. Marshall arrived in the courtroom in a wheelchair with his ...

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A look at the jurors for George Zimmerman's trial - KSRO

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 7:14pm

A look at the jurors for George Zimmerman's trial
KSRO
She has worked in real estate and run a call center where she said she had experience resolving conflicts. When asked if Zimmerman did something wrong by following Martin instead of waiting for police, she said: "Yeah, I guess he did do something wrong.".

Probe ordered into Detroit pension funds, benefits - KSRO

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 1:52pm

Probe ordered into Detroit pension funds, benefits
KSRO
An executive overseeing $200 million in real estate investments pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiring to bribe a city treasurer to get business. The former city treasurer also is under indictment. Earlier this year, an Alabama businessman ...

Maine governor to stop talking to 3 newspapers - KSRO

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 5:36pm

Maine governor to stop talking to 3 newspapers
KSRO
... of Environmental Protection Commissioner Patricia Aho, a former lobbyist portrayed as working behind the scenes to roll back environmental laws and regulations opposed by her former clients in the chemical, drug, oil, and real estate industries.

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Fed suggests it's closer to slowing bond purchases - KSRO

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 5:12pm

Fed suggests it's closer to slowing bond purchases
KSRO
Low rates help fuel economic growth. But they also raise the risk of high inflation and dangerous bubbles in assets like stocks or real estate. Timothy Duy, a University of Oregon economist who tracks the Fed, called its statement "an open door for ...

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Men's Wearhouse ousts founder, pitchman Zimmer - KSRO

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:05pm

Men's Wearhouse ousts founder, pitchman Zimmer
KSRO
Men's Wearhouse kept expanding, focusing on large markets where business was sluggish to take advantage of lower real estate costs. It also expanded beyond sports coats and trousers to casual sportswear in the 1980s and then went into the tuxedo rental ...

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Twice as nice - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 11:01am

Twice as nice
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
There on the western side of the road near Arista winery, the land is both a source of sought-after Russian River pinot noir grapes and organically certified milk, an amalgam of modern-day Sonoma County agriculture and throwback to the region's ...

4 Things You Should Know About the California Wine Industry - Care2.com

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 7:04am

4 Things You Should Know About the California Wine Industry
Care2.com
Development is eating up formerly arable land as housing expands, particularly in wine country, where many people want to invest in real estate thanks to the high values in the region. Since living next to a vineyard or even owning a small winery ...

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High court to hear NJ housing discrimination case - KSRO

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 6:48am

High court to hear NJ housing discrimination case
KSRO
The housing law prohibits discrimination in all sorts of transactions involving real estate and applies to banks and mortgage companies as well as governments, like the one involved in this case. The Obama administration tried to ward off high court ...

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More car shoppers deciding to lease instead of buy - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 2:32am

More car shoppers deciding to lease instead of buy
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Leasing can be an attractive option for professionals who work in sales or real estate who want to appear successful when interacting with clients, said Ben Stone, executive director of the Sonoma County Economic Development Board. “Maybe some people ...

GUEST OPINION: Shame on supes for not restoring library hours - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 2:14am

GUEST OPINION: Shame on supes for not restoring library hours
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Since August 2011, my two young children, along with hundreds of thousands of Sonoma County residents, have been deprived of the use of our public libraries on Mondays and evenings. A decline in earmarked real estate taxes resulted in an ill-advised, ...

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