Dan Brinkman to replace Howard Ainsley as interim CEO of Hawaii Health Systems Corp.

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Dan Brinkman has been selected by the East Hawaii Regional Board of Hawaii Health Systems Corp. as Howard Ainsley’s interim replacement as CEO of the system's East Hawaii region. Brinkman will start his new position on Aug. 1. Ainsley will assist with the transition until his departure on Aug. 9. Brinkman will oversee the HHSC region, which includes hale Hoola Hamakua, Kau Hospital and Hilo Medical Center, the third largest hospital in the state for the last six years. “I’m honored and...

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French battery maker scores multi-million dollar contract with Kauai utility

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A French battery maker has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Kauai Island Utility Cooperative to provide a battery energy storage system for the Lihue-based utility’s $54 million, 12-megawatt Anahola Solar project, which started construction late last month. Saft, one of the top designers and manufacturers of advanced technology batteries, will be providing eight battery units, which will help stabilize the electrical grid against intermittent fluctuations that may happen with...

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Philz Coffee to bring massive new campus to the Dogpatch

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San Francisco favorite Philz Coffee is set to open a massive campus in the Dogpatch next year. Landing at 1258 Minnesota Street, the new Philz Coffee will serve as a new training facility, office space and retail locale for the company on the ground floor of a 39-unit condo development, Millwheel North. The new campus is set to open in early 2015, according to a company statement. “The space is massive in size and exquisite in feel,” said Philz Coffee CEO Jacob Jaber. “We plan to build...

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Jan’s must reads: Pretending I’m rich and living in a mansion

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What’s been on my list of personal and professional reading materials the past two weeks? Not nearly enough. For starters, I moved — from near the Arboretum in northwest Austin to the southwest fringes near Circle C Ranch. Moving has had a detrimental effect on my reading habits lately. But that being said, I have caught a few fun stories on websites, mostly of which involve very expensive houses. It’s fun to dream about that mansion that will probably have to wait for heaven, in my case....

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Second group sues to stop San Francisco’s huge hike in evicted tenant payments

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A second group is going to court to stop a newly-enacted San Francisco law calling for bigger payments to tenants displaced under the Ellis Act. The Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in San Francisco seeking to stop the city law, passed last April. Now, landlords must pay renters the difference between the tenant’s current rent and what they would have to pay for a similar apartment for two years. Those payments can reach into the tens or...

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Silicon Valley’s highest paid female excutive? Not Mayer, not Whitman, not Sandberg

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The top-paid female executive in Silicon Valley (indeed, the entire U.S.) isn't a CEO. She's Safra Catz, president and CFO at Oracle Corp., who took in $44.3 million in 2013, according to Three other Silicon Valley executives number among the top 10. Yahoo Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer placed number three on the ranking with $24.9 million a year; Hewlett-Packard Corp. CEO Meg Whitman, was seventh at $17.6 million; and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg captured the eighth position at $16.1 million....

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Guess how fast homes sell in Houston?

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Houston has one of the fastest-moving housing markets in the nation, according to ZipRealty Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIPR). The California-based real estate brokerage released a new report that found Houston has the fourth fastest-moving housing market among 25 major markets in the country. The median number of days a Houston home is on the market is a mere 17 days, according to ZipRealty. The national median across the 25 major cities was 29 days. Houston tied with Seattle for the fourth-fastest...

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New phase launches in $93M Cleaborn Homes redevelopment

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The $93 million public housing redevelopment of Cleaborn Homes for 362 new apartments in Downtown Memphis entered its final stretch this week. Birmingham, Ala.-based general contractor Capstone Building Corp. pulled 22 permits – a total value of $8.1 million – to launch the final, 67-unit phase of the Hope VI project Cleaborn Pointe at Heritage Landing. The complex is a few blocks southeast of FedExForum across Lauderdale Street from Foote Homes near Vance Avenue. That fourth phase has a...

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Japantown apartment project revived as Silicon Valley rental market surges

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An 8-acre industrial site in San Jose's Japantown neighborhood is back in play for apartments, as continued strength in the region's rental market revives long-dormant plans up and down Silicon Valley. The owner of the site at 357 E. Taylor St. expects to go into contract soon with a major multifamily developer, said Kevin Perkins, associate principal of Emeryville-based Libitzky Property Companies, which has long owned the property. The land is fully entitled for about 400 residential units....

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Outlook ‘gloomy’ for San Francisco’s 10K new affordable housing goal, report says

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San Francisco appears to be on track to meet the mayor’s goal of 30,000 new housing units by 2020 but the outlook for meeting affordable housing goals is “gloomy,” according to a civil grand jury report. Mayor Ed Lee said this year he wants one third of the city’s new and rehabilitated housing – 10,000 units – to be affordable to low-income residents. To reach that goal, all of the units scheduled for rehabilitation in the city’s public housing complexes (4,575) will have to be...

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