Small Winery Operators Fear New California Wastewater Rules Will Cork ProfitsCalifornia regulators have approved a new set of statewide rules for wastewater discharged from wineries and some smaller operators in the North Bay are saying the new requirements could put them out of business.
Stimulus Check Latest: Parents Could Receive Monthly Payments With Expanded Child Tax CreditDemocrats are reportedly drafting a plan to expand the Child Tax Credit, which could lead to monthly payments for millions of the neediest Americans.
California's Increasing Jobless Numbers Reflect Pandemic-Stricken Restaurant, Hotel WorkersCalifornia's unemployment rate edged up nearly 1 percentage point last month as the state shed more than 52,000 jobs led by the pandemic-hobbled restaurant and lodging industries.
Martinez Approves Foundation Of Small-Business Microgrant and Marketing ProgramMartinez city leaders approved an offering of grants of up to $5,000 to qualifying local businesses this week as part of a program that would also beef up efforts to market those businesses and make improvements in the city's commercial areas.
Stimulus Check Update: When Could The Third Payment Arrive?A third stimulus check is likely given the political and economic landscape, but the timing remains a little less certain.
PG&E Tests New Wildfire-Detection Power Line Tech In CalistogaPacific Gas & Electric has chosen the Wine Country community of Calistoga to test cutting-edge wildfire prevention technology from around the world, in hopes to make their system safer.
Martinez Sued By Concord-Based Developer In Rift Over Housing ProjectA Concord-based housing developer has sued the City of Martinez over what the developer sees as unwarranted barriers to building a housing tract on a former golf course.
Stymied Claimants Call Out Identity Service Hired by EDD to Help Fight FraudThe Employment Development Department recently notified 1.4 million benefit recipients their payments were suspended and flagged due to possible fraud. Now many are complaining about problems they've experienced when they attempt to get re-verified.
COVID Housing: Report Warns Of Looming California Eviction Crisis; 1.1M Households Behind On RentRoughly 20 percent of renter households in California are behind on rent payments, with low-income residents and people of color being hardest hit, according to new research.
COVID Vaccines: San Mateo District Attorney Warns Of ScamsThe District Attorney's office in San Mateo County issued a warning to residents Thursday about scammers promising COVID-19 vaccines.
Cannabis Industry Group Partners With North Bay Credit Union To Offer Banking ServicesA California cannabis industry group announced Tuesday that it reached an agreement with a Bay Area-based credit union that will provide checking, wire transfers and other banking services for more marijuana companies.
EDD Fraud: Class Action Suit Filed Against Bank of America Over Hacked Unemployment Debit CardsA class action suit has been filed against Bank of America for its role in the widespread fraud involving California EDD debit cards provided by the bank to people receiving unemployment benefits.
Disappointing Catch Marks Start of Long-Delayed Commercial Dungeness Crab SeasonThe commercial Dungeness crab season has been open for two days but, so far, the catch isn’t quite what Bay Area fishermen had hoped for.
Google Muscles Up With Fitbit Deal Amid Antitrust ConcernsGoogle has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of San Francisco-based fitness-gadget maker Fitbit.