Renting In San Jose: How Far Does $2,400 Get You?

Curious just how far your dollar goes in the San Jose’s competitive rental market? We’ve rounded up the latest rental offerings from listing site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect if you’re hunting down housing with a budget of $2,400/month. 5494 Judith St., #4 Here’s a 2-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom upstairs condo listed for $2,400/month. It has a carport and extra parking, and the 800-sqaure-foot unit has laminated floors, window air-conditioning and granite kitchen counters. Pets aren’t permitted. (See the complete listing.) 229 Greendale Way, #2 This 650-square-foot 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment has a newly remodeled kitchen and is listed for $2,300/month. The unit has hardwood floors, a walk-in closet… Read More

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Want to survive the holidays? 11 tips for dealing with family and friends

Thanksgiving is coming up, and Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa will be upon us much sooner than we expect. What these holidays have in common is that they celebrate the spirit of togetherness among family, friends and communities. But with any collection of human beings, you’re bound to have conflicts. That’s true even in the most loving families, with people bringing to a gathering their different personalities and views on everything from the right food to serve to whether it’s OK to mix a political debate into a turkey dinner conversation. It turns out there are certain conflicts that are pretty common and often inevitable, according to experts. With that in… Read More

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Carolyn Hax: I’m 36 and I’ve picked a sperm donor, but my parents say to wait

Reading this on your phone? Stay up to date with our free mobile app. Get it from the Apple app store or the Google Play store. DEAR CAROLYN: Recently you gave advice about how it’s “never the perfect time to have a baby,” and that’s true, but does the calculation change any if you’re planning to be a single mom? I’m 36 and a year ago I broke up with a guy who still needed more time to decide about marriage/children. Since then I’ve been preparing to have a baby on my own. I’ve saved money and vacation time, arranged to work at home two days a week, interviewed nannies,… Read More

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Miss Manner: Extracting oneself from a neighbor’s monologue

Reading this on your phone? Stay up to date with our free mobile app. Get it from the Apple app store or the Google Play store. DEAR MISS MANNERS: On three separate occasions during the past month, my husband and I have come across somewhat elderly gentlemen who have been eager to share their life experiences. Two of these were volunteers at historical sites, and one was a neighbor who approached us in the driveway. Judith Martin In each instance, it quickly became apparent that the person was so interested in sharing his experiences that our interaction was not so much a conversation as it was a monologue. Each seemed… Read More

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Ryan Seacrest Has Now Been Accused of Sexual Harassment

Ryan Seacrest is the latest famous name to face allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ubiquitous TV and radio personality has been accused of acting inappropriately with a former stylist. This same publication reports that the the alleged victim made a substantial financial request of Seacrest in exchange for her silence. The American Idol emcee and Kelly Ripa co-host refused said request. The unnamed woman worked as a wardrobe stylist for E! and says the incident took place about 10 years ago. No details about her claims against Seacrest have been made public. A spokesperson for E!, however, has confirmed that the cable network is… Read More

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Ask Amy: Baby might not bring troubled siblings together

Dear Amy: My only brother and I have always had a difficult relationship. About two years ago, we stopped talking completely. When my husband and I found out that we were expecting our first child, I reached out to my brother to share the news. He was overjoyed, and we had a long conversation in which he apologized for his past behavior and told me he wanted to be a large part of his niece’s life I delivered about two months early, and our daughter stayed in the NICU for almost a month and a half. My brother (who has never made a lot of money) generously gifted my daughter… Read More

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