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Monster Cable, a San Francisco-based company founded by native Noel Lee, was selected by the 49ers as the new naming partner for the team's stadium at Candlestick Point. The stadium will be renamed Monster Park effective immediately. The four-year, multi-million dollar naming rights agreement will provide at least $3 million for city parks. "This is another example of how private-public partnerships can benefit our city," said Mayor Gavin Newsom. "We could have been forced to make $3 million in cuts to our Recreation and Parks Department, but instead the partnership we formed with the 49ers and Monster allows us to save programs for kids

Perhaps more than any other state in the union, California represents the American dream—the ultimate destination when the urge arises to reach a new frontier. It has been regarded by many ambitious dreamers as the land of opportunity, a melting pot of cultures, the location of the Gold Rush, Tinseltown and the center of the dot-com boom and bust. The beaches, mountains and cities of California are among the most beloved places in America to live, play and visit. CE retailers face a rapidly changing demographic in the Golden State. The whitebread California of the post-World War II years, as embodied by the likes

San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose Entrances & Exits: Blessed by an affluent, tech-savvy populace, the San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose market so far has managed to preserve a healthy block of independent, high-end dealers, in addition to supporting regional and national chains. The good guys! used 1998 to remodel its Concord and Dublin locations into its larger Audio/Video Exposition format, open a new Audio Video Exposition store in Palo Alto and replace its San Mateo location with an Audio/Video Exposition enhanced WOW! store. Office Depot closed its Oakland location then opened a new store in Millbrae across the bay. Costco opened its new store in Hayward and will

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