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OMG, It’s Zillow-Palooza 2012 – Half Day Real Estate Forum at Palace Hotel Oct. 12th – FHA Commish! USC! Free!

Friday, September 14th, 2012

I don’t know, this whole deal sounds like a lot of cheerleading for the real estate industry, which is still heavily subsidized by the Feds.

Oh, and the state of California as well.

But “post-bottom landscape” and “good time to buy?” Well, after hearing those phrases bandied about, how can you resist?

So if you want to be the next Donald Trump, have at it. After all, you can’t win your share of middle-class welfare if you don’t play.

Just don’t get too optimistic, again…

“Zillow, USC Lusk Center to Host Housing Forum in San Francisco; FHA Commissioner Carol Galante to Give Keynote - “California’s Housing Market: Navigating the Post-Bottom Landscape” - To Explore Whether It Is a Good Time to Buy, Issues Around Prop 13

SEATTLE, Sept. 13, 2012  – After a housing recession that eclipsed the Great Depression, many markets are again experiencing home value appreciation sparked by high demand but a low supply of homes. What are the sources of this situation, and how long will it last? What will come next? What should real estate professionals and consumers know about this “new” housing market?

To help answer some of these questions, Zillow®, the leading real estate information marketplace, and the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate will host the half-day “Forum on California’s Housing Market: Navigating the Post-Bottom Landscape” Oct. 12 at San Francisco’s Palace Hotel.

“When it comes to today’s housing market, it’s a confusing time for professionals and consumers alike,” said Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries. “The sheer size of California’s real estate market, along with the fact that cities in the state were among the first to enter the housing recession, combine to make California a kind of bellwether for what to expect as other major housing markets begin to stabilize and recover. We’re thrilled to host an esteemed group of national and California-based experts to discuss the state of the market and issues of particular relevance to California.”

“With rising rents and historically low mortgage rates, owning a home appears to be very appealing,” said Richard Green, Lusk Chair in Real Estate at USC. “But underwater borrowers are reluctant – or unable – to sell, tying up supply in a high-demand environment. We look forward to discussing the implications of these factors on the housing market.”

This will be the second housing forum hosted by Zillow this year. The first, “America’s Housing Crisis: Private-Sector Responses and Public Policy Innovation,” was held in New York in April.

Full details of the San Francisco event are below, and guests can register for this free forum at http://cahousingforum.eventbrite.com. More information and updates about speakers can be found at www.zillow.com/blog/category/housing-forum.

       Forum on California’s Housing Market:
        Navigating the Post-Bottom Landscape
              October 12, 8 a.m.-noon
                   Palace Hotel
               2 New Montgomery St.
                   San Francisco

                 Keynote Speech by
                   Carol Galante
       Acting Federal Housing Administration
     Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for
                      Housing

    Top Housing Experts in Public and Private
       Sectors Will Debate and Discuss in Two
                      Panels:
     Is It a Good Time to Buy in California?:
          The Housing Market’s New Normal
    Moderated by Richard Green, Director of the
          USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
                        and
                        —
        Prop 13 in a Healing Housing Market
     Moderated by Colleen Edwards, Owner, EMC
                      Creative
Other speakers include:
    —  Spencer Rascoff, CEO, Zillow
    —  John Burns, CEO, John Burns Real Estate Consulting
    —  Bert Selva, President, Shea Homes
    —  Eric Gutshall, President and COO, Haven Realty Capital
    —  Dowell Myers, Professor, Director, Population Dynamics Research Group,
        USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
With a special overview of the nation’s housing market by Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries.

About Zillow, Inc.

Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) is the leading real estate information marketplace, providing vital information about homes, real estate listings and mortgages through its website and mobile applications, enabling homeowners, buyers, sellers and renters to connect with real estate and mortgage professionals best suited to meet their needs. In addition, Zillow operates an industry-leading economics and analytics bureau led by Zillow’s Chief Economist Dr. Stan Humphries. Dr. Humphries and his team of economists and data analysts produce extensive housing data and research covering more than 150 markets at Zillow Real Estate Research. Zillow, Inc. operates Zillow.com®, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow Mobile, Postlets®, Diverse Solutions(TM) and RentJuice®. The company is headquartered in Seattle.

Zillow.com, Zillow, Zestimate, Postlets and RentJuice are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc. Diverse Solutions is a trademark of Zillow, Inc.

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Don’t Forget, the KRAFT Fight Hunger Bowl is Almost Here – Tickets Still Available for December 31st Game

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

There’s was some news conference yesterday that nobody told me about so oh well.

But find out all about it after the jump.

Now, which squad do you think will win on Saturday? The Bruins…

…or the Illini?

 

It’s like $25 for a cheap seat – you can afford that, right?

See you there!

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Google Offers Offers KRAFT Fight Hunger Bowl Tickets for Just $36! UCLA Bruins vs. the Illinois Fighting Illini at the AT&T

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Google Offers San Francisco is a-offering this deal for the next few days:

All the deets, after the jump.

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USC Annenberg Predicts Death of the San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper, and Others, By 2016 – But “Big Four” Survive

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Via Ron Russell’s newsblog, SFBayAreaObserver, comes this from the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future.

Ouch:

“5. Most print newspapers will be gone in five years.

“Circulation of print newspapers continues to plummet, and we believe that the only print newspapers that will survive will be at the extremes of the medium – the largest and the smallest,” said Cole. It’s likely that only four major daily newspapers will continue in print form: The New York Times, USA Today, theWashington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.  At the other extreme, local weekly newspapers may still survive.

“The impending death of the American print newspaper continues to raise many questions,” Cole said. “Will media organizations survive and thrive when they move exclusively to online availability?  How will the changing delivery of content affect the quality and depth of journalism?”

But we’ll always have the SFGate, so there’s that.

Bye-bye empire, empire bye-bye:

Courage.

It’s Official: It’ll be the UCLA Bruins vs. the Illinois Fighting Illini at the “KRAFT Fight Hunger Bowl” Dec 31 at AT&T Park

Monday, December 5th, 2011

See? This is the news that came out last night:

Get all the deets after the jump, but before that, see me try to puzzle out who would play from five days back:

The annual Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (that new name is starting to sound normal to me already) is a coming to the Phone Booth on Saturday, December 31st, 2011.

Where else will you watch an NCAA bowl game in NorCal?

Get your tickets now

Oh, what’s that, you want to know who’s playing this year? Well, let’s look to the past:

2010 — Nevada 20, Boston College 13
2009 — USC 24, Boston College 13
2008 — California 24, Miami 17
2007 — Oregon State 21, Maryland 14
2006 — Florida State 44, UCLA 27
2005 — Utah 38, Georgia Tech 10
2004 — Navy 34, New Mexico 19
2003 — Boston College 35, Colorado State 21
2002 — Virginia Tech 20, Air Force 13

As you can see, sort of, there’s gotta be a Pac-12 team on the field – that’s current rule.

Here’s one stab at it:

“Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl 
December 31, 2011 San Francisco, CA, 3:30 pm ESPN 
Payout: $1.675 million
Pac-12 No. 6 vs. Army (WAC if Army not available)”

But it looks like their prediction has recently changed, based on this:

“Scout’s 2011 bowl prediction for the Illini has them heading out San Francisco to participate in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. There, Scout predicts, the Illini would take on the UCLA Bruins, who would be 6-7 on the season and also likely minus its coach as well. Two teams with a combined record of 12-13 and without head coaches doesn’t exactly sound like the most appetizing match up, but such is one of the downsides of the current bowl system.”

So, as recently as yesterday, some people were thinking it could be this squad…

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…versus this one, the crew from Illinois. (You know, they’re looking for men, as always.)

All right, see you there!

All right, all the deets after the jump

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OMG, the NCAA’s “KRAFT Fight Hunger Bowl” is Coming Dec. 31, 2011: Who Will Play at AT&T Park – UCLA, Illinois?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

[UPDATE: Or UCLA vs. Western Michigan...]

The annual Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (that new name is starting to sound normal to me already) is a coming to the Phone Booth on Saturday, December 31st, 2011.

Where else will you watch an NCAA bowl game in NorCal?

Get your tickets now

Oh, what’s that, you want to know who’s playing this year? Well, let’s look to the past:

2010 — Nevada 20, Boston College 13
2009 — USC 24, Boston College 13
2008 — California 24, Miami 17
2007 — Oregon State 21, Maryland 14
2006 — Florida State 44, UCLA 27
2005 — Utah 38, Georgia Tech 10
2004 — Navy 34, New Mexico 19
2003 — Boston College 35, Colorado State 21
2002 — Virginia Tech 20, Air Force 13

As you can see, sort of, there’s gotta be a Pac-12 team on the field – that’s current rule.

Here’s one stab at it:

“Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl 
December 31, 2011 San Francisco, CA, 3:30 pm ESPN 
Payout: $1.675 million
Pac-12 No. 6 vs. Army (WAC if Army not available)”

But it looks like their prediction has recently changed, based on this:

“Scout’s 2011 bowl prediction for the Illini has them heading out San Francisco to participate in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. There, Scout predicts, the Illini would take on the UCLA Bruins, who would be 6-7 on the season and also likely minus its coach as well. Two teams with a combined record of 12-13 and without head coaches doesn’t exactly sound like the most appetizing match up, but such is one of the downsides of the current bowl system.”

So, as recently as yesterday, some people were thinking it could be this squad…

Click to expand

…versus this one, the crew from Illinois. (You know, they’re looking for men, as always.)

All right, see you there!

OMG, the First-Ever KRAFT Fight Hunger Bowl is Coming January 9th! Boston College Takes on Nevada

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

What, you don’t have your tickets yet?

It‘s almost here.

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OMGUNRVSBCATATTONESPN! Nevada to Play Boston College at the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, Jan. 9th, AT&T Park

Monday, December 6th, 2010

OMG, UNR VS BC AT ATT ON ESPN! Well, here’s the news – the almost-perfect University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack (and 10,000 rabid fans from the Silver State) will be a coming to town to take down the Boston College Eagles at the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

Check it:

Boston College, riding a five game winning streak* to close out the regular season, will face No. 13 Nevada in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl game at AT&T Park.  The 7-5 Eagles and 12-1 Wolf Pack will play Sunday, January 9, 2011 with a 6 p.m. /9:00 p.m. EST kickoff.  ESPN will televise the game to a nationwide audience.”

“Frankly, I don’t see how Nevada can lose.” Try using that line when you’re chilling at the UNR pre-game party at Pedro’s Cantina.

Anyway, http://www.kraftbowl.org/tickets/embl-tickets.html.

Here are your Boston College Eagles…

…and here’s that Wolf Pack from Nevada:

*That would match their recent five-game losing streak, would it not?

It’s tough to beat Nevada, which would have had a perfect season if it hadn’t had to play away at Hawaii this year.  I mean this is the same team that just beat (eventually) the (former #3) Boise State Broncos, right? There are just too many in the wolfpack, and QB Colin Kaepernick will be sure to connect like NYNEX, unless it’s snowing or there’s some other Act of Gaia going on or something.

All the the deets, after the jump.

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OMG, the NCAA’s Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl is Almost Here: Who Will Play at AT&T Park – Boston College, Boise State?

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The annual Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (that new name is starting to sound normal to me already) is a coming to the Phone Booth on Sunday, January 9th, 2011.

Where else will you watch an NCAA bowl game in NorCal?

Get your tickets now….

The Hub has all the deets:

“The Sun Bowl and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, two bowl games with Pac-10 tie-ins, will likely be scrambling to find replacements for a Pac-10 team. Both Oregon (Pac-10 champ) and Stanford (automatic BCS at-large) appear to be BCS bowl bound, while UCLA and California became bowl in-eligible over the weekend. That leaves the conference with just three bowl eligible teams with two more — Washington (at Washington State) and Oregon State (Oregon) — needing a win in their final game to get to six wins. Of the two teams, only Washington seems like a sure thing to become the fourth bowl-eligible team from the conference. That Pac-10 will likely see their fourth bowl-eligible team, Washington, land in the Holiday Bowl, leaving the Sun, Las Vegas and Kraft Fight Hunger bowl scrambling to fill their bowl slots.”

San Francisco’s Annual Emerald Bowl has a New Name: The “Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.” Srsly

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Here’s the deal on San Francisco’s NCAA-certified Emerald Bowl (fka San Francisco Bowl):

“The Emerald Bowl is a post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually at 40,800-seat AT&T Park (home of the San Francisco Giants) in San Francisco, California, since 2002. At the time of its launch in 2002 as the San Francisco Bowl the game was one of two college bowl games to be played in baseball-specific stadiums.”

O.K. then. Well, the news of the day is that this football game has a new title sponsor, Kraft, and a new name, the “Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.” Seriously.

That’s right, the same folks footing the bill for Farmer Gavin’s 400 square foot Victory Garden are taking over the Emerald.

Look forward to this cheer squad coming back to town if USC plays in 2010 the way they played in 2009:

via Hot Rod Homepage

(And here’s a video of USC’s retro Yell Girls in Union Square last December along with a modern tune from the famous marching band. Enjoy.)

I don’t know, maybe this new name will grow on me, the way it worked with the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

All the deets. Let’s hope for good weather on January 9, 2011.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 15 — The San Francisco Bowl Game Association, organizers of the annual college football bowl game played at AT&T Park, announced today that Kraft Foods will be the game’s new title sponsor for the next three years.  The game will be known as the “Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl” and will be part of a broader hunger relief program Kraft Foods plans to kick off in September in collaboration with Feeding America, the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization.
 
 
 
 

The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl will be carried nationally in prime time by ESPN on Sunday, January 9, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. (Pacific), pitting teams from the Pacific-10 (PAC-10) and the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).  The game is one of college football’s most popular bowl games, boasting three sellouts in four years and annual television rating increases.

“This is a great day for our game,” said Gary Cavalli, the Bowl’s co-founder and the only Executive Director in its eight-year history.  “We’re proud and excited to partner with Kraft Foods, one of the most well-known and highly-respected companies in the world.”

 
 Ever more deets, after the jump

 

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