San Francisco

Tackling the Bay Area's housing crisis

YIMBY Action CEO Laura Foote
YIMBY Action CEO Laura Foote. Photo: Chris Constantine for Axios

For Axios' first public event in San Francisco, we decided to take on a modest challenge — the Bay Area's housing crisis. All kidding aside, it's the issue on the minds of everyone who lives here, and all the hand-wringing in the world won't solve the issue.

By the numbers: The statistics are daunting, as noted by David Sobel, CEO of the San Francisco Housing Development Corporation. The average San Francisco home price is $1.15 million, while the average rent is $4,700 per month.

San Francisco Giants CEO avoids criminal charges

San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer. Photo: Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

The San Francisco County District Attorney's office said on Wednesday that San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer will not face criminal charges in an indictment that followed a public dispute with his wife on March 1, NBC News reports.

Details: Prosecutors will not proceed with the case against the Giants chief executive in the wake of a thorough review of the evidence, including "multiple videos, statements from several witnesses and the parties themselves," Alex Bastian, a spokesperson for the district attorney's office said. Meanwhile, MLB has filed its own inquiry and is moving forward with the fact-finding process to determine next steps.

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