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Google pairs up with developer on Bay Area housing commitment

Mere weeks after Google unveiled a $1 billion commitment to help spur new housing development and preserve existing affordable homes in the Bay Area, the tech titan has partnered with a real estate developer to bring some of that housing to fruition. Sydney, Australia-based Lendlease Corp. has made a formal agreement with Google to help...

Ex-mayor Tom McEnery to revive old Manny’s Cellar space

A popular and colorful part of San Jose’s history — a historic basement once known as Manny’s Cellar — is set to get a new life under a plan by a prominent local developer. Tom McEnery, onetime San Jose mayor and the developer behind the bustling San Pedro Square Market food hall, is working out...

San Jose’s Oakridge Mall lands new gaming tenant GameWorks

San Jose is months from getting the Bay Area’s only GameWorks, a gaming and entertainment venue, set to open at the Westfield Oakridge mall this winter. The announcement comes as big-box retailers and malls in the Bay Area and across the country look to catch up and adjust with consumer tastes that increasingly favor experiences...

Big tech company to move HQ from Sunnyvale to San Jose

Rambus Inc. is moving its headquarters from its longtime home in Sunnyvale to North San Jose, making it the latest in a long list of tech companies to look southward for office space as commercial vacancy rates tighten along the Peninsula and San Jose continues to grow. The longtime Silicon Valley tech company, which makes...

Valley Fair owner aims to go green on shopping center overhaul

When the newly-expanded Valley Fair Mall comes online next year, the busy shopping center will not only be bigger, but greener, according to the mall owners, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, known as URW. Valley Fair, which sits on the border of San Jose and Santa Clara, is currently undergoing a $1.1 billion expansion and renovation and is one...

8×8 will move HQ from San Jose to Campbell, expand throughout Bay Area

When searching for its new headquarters, a major San Jose-based tech company decided to go west. Cloud Communication Company 8×8 has leased nearly 178,000 square feet in Campbell and have started looking for more office space throughout the Bay Area and elsewhere, company officials said Monday. After a monthslong search for a new headquarters space,...

Silicon Valley chambers of commerce rebuff new rebranded group

When the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce last month announced it would expand its reach and reinvent itself as the Silicon Valley Central Chamber of Commerce, the news was met with a mix of reactions, primarily skepticism and confusion from other chambers. And at least two of those chambers in Silicon Valley told San José...

Tech absent in congressman-hosted chat on contractor treatment

Rep. Ro Khanna on Tuesday gathered a candid round table to discuss the treatment of contract workers in tech, but notably absent from the conversation were any of Silicon Valley’s major employers. That’s not for lack of trying, according to Khanna, the second-term Democrat whose district encompasses Silicon Valley. His office invited about 20 major...

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