Google’s Growing Empire May Transform Biggest City in Bay Area

Mar 2, 2018 · 6 min read
The San Jose Diridon train station. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

By Rob Urban, Mark Bergen, and Dina Bass

Far more people sleep in San Jose than work there, a challenge for the California city’s tax coffers. Now officials are hoping a massive property sale to Google will change that.

Google parent Alphabet Inc., already Silicon Valley’s biggest property owner, is negotiating to buy 40 acres of…

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