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Southwest flight attendants hold strike at Oakland Airport

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — In the East Bay, flight attendants with Southwest Airlines picketed outside the Oakland Airport. Flight attendants with Southwest Airlines walked the picket line on Tuesday demanding that the airline agrees to a new contract with its union. Outside the Oakland airport, Southwest employees and off-duty...

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman on Why He’s Been a YIMBY Since Day One

Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO of Yelp and a longtime San Francisco resident, has contributed hundreds of thousands to YIMBY-related local political causes, including $100,000 to November’s YIMBY-backed “Affordable Homes Now” ballot measure. Stoppelman made waves when he called hybrid work “hell” and the “worst of all worlds” and...
Stanford Daily

Stanford acquires 759-unit apartment building in drive to expand postdoc housing

Stanford acquired Oak Creek Apartments in Palo Alto to expand housing opportunities for members of the Stanford community, especially postdoctoral scholars, according to a Sept. 20 Stanford News report. The announcement of the acquisition follows the recent drop in Stanford graduate housing available to postdocs, which left some postdocs scrambling...
Commercial Observer

GIC-Backed CitizenM Lands $210M Loan for Four New Hotels

CitizenM has secured a $210 million financing facility for a 904-key portfolio of four under-construction and soon-to-be-delivered citizenM hotels. JPMorgan Chase provided the loan, Commercial Observer learned from a source familiar with the matter. Newmark brokered the deal with a team led by Dustin Stolly, Jordan Roeschlaub and Nick Scribani.

Eli Lilly Seeking 300K SF In South San Francisco

Drug company Eli Lilly is looking for 300K SF in South San Francisco, a space more than double the size of the company’s existing 130K SF footprint in the city. The company looked at space owned by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Boston Properties, Kilroy Realty and BioMed Realty, according to the San Francisco Business Times, which first reported Eli Lilly's intentions.
Stanford Daily

Frosh failure hasn’t even sold single startup by end of New Student Orientation

Freshmen have many questions during new student orientation. How many units should I take? Which clubs should I join? How many custom cloth masks should I shamelessly steal from the archery club’s activities fair booth before they get suspicious? Fortunately, most freshmen situate themselves before their classes start. However, some have already failed Stanford, not selling even one startup before the end of orientation.