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Oakley: Downtown building set for wrecking ball

Property on Acme Street had been frequented by vagrants and was deemed unsafe.

Herhold: The woman behind San Jose's Hayes Mansion

The Hayes Mansion, and the matriarch after whom it is named, are important pieces of San Jose history.

Livermore: Council approves process to preserve former golf course as open space

Livermore city leaders moved ahead Tuesday with plans to convert the shuttered Springtown Golf Course to open space and craft a ballot measure that would ensure it remains that way.

San Jose: Hayes Mansion poised to sell for $47 million

After several unsuccessful attempts at selling the financially-draining Hayes Mansion — which has sucked millions of dollars from City Hall over three decades — the City Council is poised to sell the sprawling property to a hotel developer.

Danville: Hated development in Tassajara Valley, now downsized and revamped, approaching approval

A downsized version of what began in 2007 as the New Farm development could be approved by the end of the year.

Town Crier: Montclair women's club building has new suitor

The Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts Club has a new suitor. The Kids Speaking Spanish (KSS) immersion school is testing the waters for support after seeing LePort Montessori School meet a tsunami of resistance.

Fremont: Council approves 80-unit apartment project

Construction of an 80-unit apartment building with below-market-rate prices near Stevenson and Mission boulevards could begin early next year, according to the developer.

Martinez: Habitat completes first phase of Muir Ridge project

First phase of Habitat’s Muir Ridge project opens in Martinez

Seeno family's Discovery Sales company locked in $159 million fight with IRS

As the FBI probe nears an end following bank fraud charges against the Seeno family’s Discovery Sales company, the homebuilding family continues to fight the feds on another avenue — taxes. The family has sued the IRS seeking a refund of $159 million in federal income taxes after the government claimed family members used an illegal tax shelter scheme.

Delta islands: Court temporarily halts sale to Southern California water district

Appeals court issues temporary order stopping Metropolitan Water District from buying Delta islands