Oakland residential rents climbed the fastest in the month of August of any city in the country, at an annualized clip of 20%.
The median rent for a one bedroom in the East Bay city is now $1,980, which, of course is very high, but nothing compared to the $3,500 per month median rent in "I lost my wallet" San Francisco.
On the corporate side, Pandora had located its global headquarters in the city, And Uber has just announced it is taking over an old Sears building, just a couple of blocks from Pandora.
Uber officials say that extensive renovations will be made to the seven-story building and that when completed the company will employ up to 3,000 people at the location.
Uber is also moving forward with plans for a two-building campus in San Francisco's Mission Bay.
Some say it's going to be the new Brooklyn and, indeed, a Brooklyn Deli has opened in the Pandoa-Uber area.
I happened to be in the area recently and stopped into the deli, which appears to be managed by Asians. Something you wouldn't see run by Asians in Brooklyn, NY.
Since I have something of a New York accent, I asked if I could get a discount, on the pastrami sandwich I was ordering, because my accent was adding authenticity to the place. No go on the discount. Typical deli owners.