Red Bus, Taxi Lanes Cutting Into Bottom Line, SF Merchants SayThe bright red bus and taxi lanes popping up on San Francisco streets are not getting rave reviews from merchants, who say they are cutting into their bottom line.
Oakland Merchants Concerned AC Transit’s Rapid Bus Plans Will Hurt Local BusinessA number of East Oakland merchants want to put a detour in the path of AC Transit’s proposed Bus Rapid Transit along a stretch of International Blvd., because they're concerned with how it will affect their businesses.
Illegal Tobacco Sales To Youth Drop In San FranciscoDespite the drop over the last two years, the city still lags far behind the statewide average.
SF Shop Owners, Bike Advocates Battle Over Polk Street Bike Lane ProposalThe proposal being looked at would eliminate parking and build a bike lane on one side of the busy street.
Oakland Lures Holiday Shoppers With Free Saturday ParkingMerchants and shoppers in the City of Oakland are receiving a holiday gift: free parking on Saturdays. It's something of a gift for the merchants, too: business owners hope it will allow them to compete with the malls and big box stores during the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season.
KCBS Exclusive: Small Vendors Barred From Republican National Convention By Romney CampaignIn this KCBS exclusive, reporter Doug Sovern at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, found out that the Romney campaign has barred merchants from selling their wares at the event, instead setting up their own store.
Berkeley Council Approves Public Vote On Sit-Lie Ban After a lengthy debate, the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 early Wednesday morning in favor of putting a measure on the November ballot that would prohibit sitting on sidewalks near businesses during daytime hours.
Berkeley Council Considers Putting Sidewalk Sitting Ban On BallotCity leaders in Berkeley are considering Tuesday night whether to put a measure before voters this November that bans sitting on public sidewalks, a plan backed by the city’s mayor.
Berkeley Mayor Wants To Ban Sitting On SidewalksBerkeley voters may be asked this November to consider a measure that would ban sitting on the city's commercial sidewalks.
Despite Merchant Complaints, Mayor Lee Won't Remove Occupy SFDespite recent arrests at the Occupy SF encampment and complaints from nearby merchants, Mayor Ed Lee said Wednesday that there were no immediate plans to remove the encampment.
San Francisco's Sit-Lie Law Proves Successful In The HaightThe controversial San Francisco law has been enforced for six months, with mainly positive results.
San Francisco Announces Beautification Project Along Bayview CorridorSome of San Francisco's busiest corridors are getting a clean up and restoration through a Department of Public Works program.