Since moving to the Bay Area I’ve realised there are a whole different set of different rules for pricing and economics here. Salaries, real estate, and commodities are all distinct from the rest of the US. With that said there is one site that I love that perfectly sums up the idiosyncracies here – Burbed.com:
Are they f’ing kidding me? The local economy isn’t generating jobs? Hello, Apple/Google/Facebook are still hiring like crazy. Even Yahoo is hiring (srsly). Most of the In-n-out’s are hiring too.
I don’t know what evil nefarious agenda Shea Homes has, but clearly they hate the Real Bay Area and are acting as economic terrorists. A cynic would have to wonder if they’re doing this to get concessions from the City of Mountain View.