San Francisco’ nightlife scene generally only makes headlines when something bad happens outside a club or restaurant. But according to a new report by the San Francisco Controller’s Office, the industry contributes more than $4 billion to the local economy.
As anyone who drives can attest to, gas isn’t cheap. Especially in San Francisco (of course, it should be noted that in most European countries, gas is upwards of $8/gallon). But with the recent political upheavals in North Africa and the Middle East, gasoline prices have spiked.
Bay Area homeowners received some unwelcome news today when real estate site Zillow posted their data on fourth-quarter home values across the country during which values significantly fell. According to the SF Chronicle, “the accelerated declines are likely to bring the real estate market to a bottom later this year”.
Forbes just put out its America’s Most Miserable Cities list. What exactly makes a city miserable? Is it a depressed economy and housing market, high rates of violent crime, and rampant unemployment? Yes – to all of the above. And, guess what, the Golden State has eight of the twenty most miserable cities in the entire country.