Teenage Programmer in East Bay Creates Internet Study-Buddy Platform for StudentsAn enterprising teenager in the East Bay is pondering how to invest his six-figure profit after selling a startup he founded during the pandemic.
California Gold Rush Town Typifies Labor-Shortage Plight Vexing BusinessesBusinesses struggled to get through the Great Recession with minimal staff after low demand forced them to lay off workers. The opposite is playing out in the pandemic.
Holiday Fair in Santa Clara Puts Focus on Local Crafts and CreatorsA line of shoppers wrapped around the Santa Clara Convention Center on Friday for the Holiday Fair that supports small businesses and craftspeople.
Bay Area Bargain Shoppers Find Black Friday Is Not What It Used To BeBlack Friday shoppers said some Bay Area stores still offered big discounts to get customers in the door, while others were not offering much. Retail experts said part of that was a supply chain issue.
Bay Area Shoppers Wary as Retailers Ready Return of Black FridayBay Area shoppers spent Thanksgiving at home as major retailers did not open their stores on the holiday and opinions were mixed about whether they would return to malls on Black Friday, given COVID concerns and recent smash-and-grab thefts.
Smash-And-Grabs Prompt Heavy Security Presence At Valley Fair, Santana Row As Holidays NearWith the holiday shopping season set to begin, police and security presence were heavy at Valley Fair Mall and across the street at Santana Row, in the wake of a series of disturbing retail robberies across the Bay Area.

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Holiday Fair in Santa Clara Puts Focus on Local Crafts and CreatorsA line of shoppers wrapped around the Santa Clara Convention Center on Friday for the Holiday Fair that supports small businesses and craftspeople.
Bay Area Shoppers Wary as Retailers Ready Return of Black FridayBay Area shoppers spent Thanksgiving at home as major retailers did not open their stores on the holiday and opinions were mixed about whether they would return to malls on Black Friday, given COVID concerns and recent smash-and-grab thefts.
Personal Data of Thousands of Sonoma County Agencies' Clients Possibly HackedThe personal data of 2,347 clients of three Sonoma County agencies may have been exposed during a breach of a county contractor's network, county officials said Wednesday.
Fires, Drought, Supply Chain Issues May Mean Shortages At Bay Area Christmas Tree LotsSupply chain issues are already putting a crunch on finding the perfect holiday presents and now they could also mean a Christmas tree shortage at tree lots across the Bay Area.
Bay Area Grocery Stores Compete to Keep Prices Down, Shelves StockedA week before Thanksgiving, grocery stores have stocked up on a lot of food items people will use for a traditional holiday meal even as supply-chain logjams and rising food prices persist.
Livermore Couple's $86 Million Award In Monsanto Pesticide Case StandsCalifornia's highest court rejected on Wednesday a challenge by Monsanto Co.'s to $86.2 million in damages to an East Bay couple who developed cancer after spraying the company's Roundup weed-killer in their yards for three decades.