COVID Recovery: East San Jose Neighborhood Calls On City To Buy Vacant Storefronts To Aid Struggling BusinessesA plan to revitalize one San Jose neighborhood hit hard by COVID-19 has a unique twist: Get the city to buy up vacant storefronts to help struggling businesses get back on their feet.
Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?With the latest round of stimulus checks already distributed to most eligible Americans, many wonder if additional aid is forthcoming.
Intel Seeks To Address Global Chip Shortage Impacting Auto IndustryIntel has a plan to help alleviate the global chip shortage that has hampered the automotive industry, among others.
Economic COVID-19 Rebound; Demand For Uber Rides Showing Sharp IncreaseAs the economy slowly awakens from its forced COVID-19 slumber, there are signs of a recovery. Uber says it is facing a record demand for rides and meal delivery.
eBay Removes Listing for Art Created in California Japanese Internment CampThe online auction site eBay halted the sale of a number of drawings believed to have been created by an anonymous artist interned at the Manzanar concentration camp in California's Ownes Valley where thousands of Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II.
California Background Check System Snafus Delay Elder Care HiringA new portal from the California Department of Social Services is supposed to automate criminal background checks for home- and community-care providers but those trying to use it say they have been frustrated for months.

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California Background Check System Snafus Delay Elder Care HiringA new portal from the California Department of Social Services is supposed to automate criminal background checks for home- and community-care providers but those trying to use it say they have been frustrated for months.
COVID Vaccines: As California Eligibility Expands, Experts Say Delays May Be Short-Lived - 'It's Ramping Up'Getting a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in California remains difficult in many places as eligibility just expanded, but experts say the delays may be short-lived.
Newsom, 6 Other Governors Call on Biden to Lift $10K Cap on Tax DeductionsCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom joined six other Democratic governors on Friday in calling on Pres. Joe Biden to lift the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions that was a part of former Pres. Donald Trump’s massive 2017 tax law.
Hopeful Home Buyers Waive Contingencies to Compete in Red-Hot Housing MarketOne way that buyers in this hot real estate market are making their offers stand out is by waiving contingencies. Realtors worry this will lead to lawsuits.
California Realtors Advise Clients to Ignore 'Love Letters' From Would-Be BuyersRealtors are discouraging home sellers from reading overly-personal appeals from prospective buyers, known in the industry as "love letters."
Economic Recovery Post-Pandemic Likely to Be Uneven, Slow for Many Bay Area IndustriesAs California's stay-at-home orders gradually lift, the economic recovery has proven to be uneven and, in certain industries, anemic.