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Home buyers are looking for amenities that signify a certain lifestyle, and that lifestyle involves homemade pizza served with a well-paired wine, according to Zillow’s annual Home Features That Sell Survey. The survey looked at marketing terms in home sales nationwide, but “pizza oven” and...

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Bay Area Soccer: Pro Hopefuls show skills in SF, Quakes fall to Dynamo, El Farolito; Stompers both win in NPSL

(Game report from correspondent Mike Alonso): Pro soccer hopefuls showed off their skills for scouts in a friendly match at USF last Saturday. The P2P squad, organized by Path2Pro Soccer, was able to secure a 1-0 result. The game was played at a good pace but often bogged down in the midfield....

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Waterfront living in Alameda for only $420K with this updated ‘floating home’

Many people are familiar with the hundreds of houseboats lining the bay in Sausalito, but the island of Alameda also has its own longstanding house boat community. “Most of the owners have been here several decades or more,” said realtor Bret Fouche. “They all pitch in and help one another and...

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Bay Area Soccer: Quakes go for 2nd win, Path2Pro showcase vs. USF, SF Glens add 4 Gators, El Farolito & Academica in US Open Cup, NPSL & UPSL schedule

Hoping their victory over Portland is a turning point for their season, the San Jose Earthquakes travel to Houston in search for their second win at noon on Saturday. It will be a tall task as the Dynamo have won three of their first four games this year and sit at fourth in the standings

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Leonard Griffin was introduced as the new head coach of the USF Dons on Thursday replacing Eddie Soto, who resigned last month. “I can’t wait to get started with this program that I truly believe can be competitive nationally and help restore USF to its championship pedigree,” said Griffin. A...

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Built in 1921, a quintessential Craftsman at 462 43rd St. in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood has all the vintage features buyers love in houses from this period. But it’s also not completely stuck in the past, with a remodeled eco-friendly kitchen and a complete systems upgrade courtesy of its...

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Looking to build up its ties with youth soccer in San Francisco, supporter-owned club SF City announced a partnership and development agreement with the San Francisco Elite Academy, which has a proven track record developing youth players for the college and professional game. The agreement will...

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It’s a familiar story to anyone recently looking for a home in San Francisco. A couple keeps placing offers on properties, only to lose the homes to higher bids. Eventually, they find “the one” and don’t want to take a chance they might lose out again. The first day it comes to market they...

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Making a great impression with a prospective employer is the number one goal of every job candidate yet most struggle with creating a memorable introduction when meeting new people. The stress of trying to be natural while at the same time positioning your unique value and skills can set you up to...

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Bay Area Soccer: Quakes thrashed by LAFC, NPSL & UPSL roundup

A matchup between the first place team and the last place team in the MLS Western Conference turned out exactly as expected. LAFC rode an early goal to blow out the San Jose Earthquakes 5-0 at Avaya Stadium on Saturday afternoon. “Honestly the game was disastrous,” said Quakes head coach Matias...

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The Earthquakes try to get their first result of the season when they take on LAFC at Avaya Stadium in San Jose. Kickoff is at 12:30 pm. San Jose has started off the season losing their first three league matches, two of them at home. They also lost a friendly against Mexico’s Monterrey this past

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After the interview, starting a new job is a great feeling with the future looking bright. Yet starting a job is just the beginning: It helps to know some of the unspoken rules that will help you succeed during the first few months. It’s no surprise that first impressions pave the road to good...

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In the 1920s and 30s it became fashionable for a time to build homes that looked like they came straight out of a fairy tale. Turrets, decorative eaves, leaded glass windows, and an interesting stucco application meant to look haphazard were some of the key elements to this whimsical style. On...

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There’s not a lot of single-families on the market in San Francisco in the $750,000 and under range. But those searching for one of those rare birds will find a lot to like in 45 Lobos. The 1911 home has an adorable cottage-style teal exterior with white trim, but the inside has been largely...

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Have you ever thought about what drives your career? Some people could be taken off guard with this question and give a semi-heartfelt answer while others may know exactly what they want in their career. Knowing the answer is important because your response will guide your next career choices. One...

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A few years ago Evan Sassano almost joined SF City as a player. Although he did not come on board then, he did eventually join as the club’s new manager for the upcoming 2019 USL 2 season. Before becoming a coach, Sassano was a starting defender on two UC Berkeley teams that won the Pac-12

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Daryl and Michael Shafran were checking out a high-rise penthouse in Rincon Hill nearly 15 years ago and knew immediately that they had finally found what they wanted—it just wasn’t the unit they were touring. Instead they fell in love with the private roof-top decks they saw at the low-rise...

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Oakland Roots announced two more player signings for their inaugural campaign: Oakland residents Julio Cervantes and Yohannes Harish. Both players were born outside of the United States before moving to America to be raised in Oakland. Cervantes, 25, was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. He began playing...

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When 48 Bache in Bernal Heights was listed back in 2017, the best the listing agent had to say about the then-625-square-foot cottage was that it was “a great location to build your dream home.” A buyer agreed, snagging the corner-lot home just blocks from both St. Mary’s and Holly parks for...

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