July 14, 2024
Unions get a raise in Bay Area's biggest city, while a Trump lawyer ends up in legal hot water.

South Bay Labor

Two public employee unions — MEF-AFSCME Local 101 and IFPTE Local 21 — secure a 15% wage increase over three years for 4,500 San Jose city workers, ending the threat of the biggest city strike since 1981.





John Eastman

Ex-dean of Chapman University Law School in Orange County, a former Trump advisor, is indicted on nine counts in Georgia as part of Trump’s sweeping racketeering case, and he also faces disbarment in California.




Home buyers

The median sale price of a single-family Bay Area home fell 5% from June to July, to $1.26 million. But due to Fed hikes, mortgage rates are topping 7% now — the highest in 21 years — spiking monthly costs.