The City Of San Jose launched a major push on Friday to improve downtown by filling up the area’s empty storefronts.
Merchants 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.
While the seemingly ubiquitous food trucks in San Francisco continue to cook up success, the City’s regulations governing them have not kept up. That’s why Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing legislation that will allow the trucks to operate closer to schools, limit their proximity to restaurants and cite violators.
As the final days of the presidential campaign of 2012 wind down, there is ongoing concern about what President Barack Obama’s law for requiring businesses to provide health care for its employees will do to small business owners.
In 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.
Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.
For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. from the South Side of Chicago is introducing a $10-per-hour minimum wage across the nation. As a representative, he introduced the measure to his fellow-congressmen in the House yesterday. It […]
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced Tuesday an initiative to allocate an increase in funds for small businesses and for neighborhood commercial corridors.
KCBS reporter Doug Sovern tried to find a small, local shop to make a copy of his key. But the simple task proved harder than he originally thought it would be.