Phil Matier: Oakland's Identity Changing Amid Tech BoomA new co-working space has opened in Oakland, as there are continued concerns about the crime rate and increasing rent costs throughout the city.
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.
SJ Lawmakers, Businesses Look For Alternatives To Minimum Wage HikeThe City of San Jose released a list of alternatives Tuesday to the upcoming ballot measure that calls for an immediate minimum wage increase from $8 to $10 an hour, because some think small businesses may not be able to support the sudden change.
Feinstein Wants California Legislators To Curb Abusive Lawsuits Over ADAThe senator said she is concerned that some lawyers are taking advantage of small businesses by filing lawsuits under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Tech Report: Twitter Launching Advertising Program To Promote Small BusinessesTwitter is launching a new advertising program in conjunction with American Express aimed at amplifying the tweets of small businesses.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Outlines Extensive Jobs PlanThe plan focuses on creating a stronger network for small businesses in San Francisco.
Some Silicon Valley Businesses Call On Amazon To End Sales Tax FightSmall business owners in Silicon Valley are calling on Amazon and other online retailers to end their campaign against California’s new sales tax law.
More Small Businesses In East Bay Closing DownKCBS 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.

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