The fastest growing private food companies in the Bay Area
 
Posted: 24 Oct 2014, 6:54 pm
It can be hard to scale a food manufacturing company, which requires a lot of logistics managing and tangible products, compared with the online presence of tech companies. Despite that, food manufacturers were hot on the list of the 100 fastest growing private companies this year, and companies such as health food manufacturer Core Foods, mushroom kit maker Back to the Roots and pizzeria chain Patxi's Pizza all saw tremendous growth. For Core Foods, which slings packaged, ready-to-go organic meal?

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Google CEO Larry Page appoints Sundar Pichai as product boss
 
Posted: 24 Oct 2014, 6:18 pm
Google Inc. CEO is handing over responsibility for the company's products to a key lieutenant, Sundar Pichai, putting him in charge of research, search, maps, Google+, commerce, ads and infrastructure, Re/code reported. The executives who ran each of those projects will not report to Pichai, whereas before they reported directly to Page, Re/code said. Citing an internal memo, Re/code said that Page hopes the changes will reduce bottlenecks in product development and let him focus on existing and?

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Slideshow: One Giants game for team, one giant opportunity for vendors
 
Posted: 24 Oct 2014, 6:01 pm
Leading up to the third game of the 2014 World Series ? the first at AT&T Park in San Francisco ? San Francisco Giants fans and vendors reveled in the experience of the team's third visit to the Series in five years. See our slideshow to the right. Ticket prices for Game 3 against the Kansas City Royals fell throughout Friday. A standing-room-only ticket that cost $535 Friday morning on ticket reseller app Gametime was selling for $499 Friday afternoon, five hours before the first pitch. Price?

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FNB Bancorp faces competition in buying Valley Community Bank
 
Posted: 24 Oct 2014, 5:36 pm
Valley Community Bank, with offices in Pleasanton, Livermore and San Jose, suddenly finds itself the center of attention as more than one suitor wants to acquire the bank's attractive franchise. This is a nice turn of events for long-suffering shareholders at Valley Community Bank, which got slammed in the 2008 financial crisis. Even today the bank garners just three stars out of five from Bauer Financial. Three stars stands for "adequate." Valley Community Bank struck a deal in May to be acquired?

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