Ernesto Garcia Morales



Ernesto Garcia Morales




Farm-to-Fork Event A Fast Sellout

For days, Steven Starr, a Sacramento resident and proclaimed foodie, was planning on buying two tickets to the second annual Farm-to-Fork dinner on the iconic Tower Bridge. He'd circle the date and send reminders to his phone.
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Nearly a Decade and Two Ordinances Later, a Blighted Building Remains

After years of neglect, progress could finally be coming to the abandoned Victorian house on 18th and Shotwell streets — nearly a decade after a blaze left the building uninhabitable. According to public records, property owners Ping and Nancy Cheuk gained approval from the San Francisco Planning Department on June 6 to move ahead with plans to fix the 111-year-old structure.
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Development at 15th and S. Van Ness Raises Hackles

A major infill development planned for the vacant lot at 15th and South Van Ness Avenue may run into a roadblock at next Thursday’s meeting of the Planning Commission, if local opposition has its way. a $21 million mixed-use development orchestrated by San Francisco-based JS Sullivan Development — includes 38 market-rate residential units, 7 affordable housing units, 5 commercial retail spaces and 39 underground parking stalls.
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Fresh & Uneasy

On June 21, the Chronicle reported that Fresh & Easy, an American chain owned by the British grocery giant Tesco, had signed a lease on the former Delano’s IGA space at 23rd and South Van Ness. Delano’s, a six-store chain owned by Harvey Delano, former CEO of Cala/Bell Markets, closed in February of this year, after months of rumors that the chain was on its last legs.
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University of Dreams matches college students to global internships

With thousands of college students searching for that perfect internship, securing one can feel impossible. Eric Lochtefeld, however, can often make it happen. Lochtefeld has built an $11.6 million company attracting students to some of the top internships around the globe. The average tuition paid by students and their families is $7,500 and more than 1,500 students participate in the program every year.
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Ubiquitous portable classrooms get green makeover

A San Francisco green modular building company is enhancing the look and feel of classrooms by making them more sustainable. Project Frog collaborates with various school districts and architects in delivering a fast, cost-effective approach to smart building. The firm develops ways to cut energy costs and hopes its designs are a model for how structures will be built in the future.
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Ernesto Garcia Morales

I'm a Sacramento-based reporter specializing in business and lifestyle, capturing the humanistic side of journalism - the subjects, the environment and everything in-between.

I graduated from San Francisco State University with degrees in journalism and history.

My byline can be seen in the Sacramento Bee, SFGate, KQED Public Radio, the San Francisco Business Times, and others.

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