All kinds of city news today

First, the Chronicle informs us that the Bay Area rental market is red hot, with low inventory and lots of would-be buyers sitting on their piles of cash waiting to see what happens with the purchase market.

Next, there’s also news that foreclosure rates “spike” in the Bay Area, although a few paragraphs down, the Chronicle story says that yes, foreclosures are up, but the level is still far below the record-setting days of 1996.

With the earthquake in Hawaii and the 17th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake fresh on some people’s minds, the City has announced a new earthquake preparedness plan, the first update to the plan in 10 years.

And don’t forget, the election is only 20 days away. Have I mentioned before that it’s important to register and vote???

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