COVID: Post-Holiday Surge Strains Hospitals As Protracted Stay-At-Home Order Strains Bay Area BusinessesAs public health officials grapple with a post-holiday surge in coronavirus cases, regional stay-at-home orders for the Bay Area will remain in place indefinitely until the strain on the healthcare system is relieved.
No Crab For Christmas! Battle Over Wholesale Price Delays Commercial Crab SeasonThe commercial crab season officially opened on Wednesday, but there will be no Dungeness crab for Christmas. In Bodega Bay not a single boat has left the harbor.
COVID Restrictions: Exasperated Bay Area Restaurant Owners Consider Defiance Of Shutdown OrdersRestaurant owners across the Bay Area on Monday said their long simmering fear and frustration over COVID restrictions has finally boiled over, becoming red-hot anger mixed with thoughts of open defiance of public health orders.
COVID Restrictions: As Virus Slams Rural California, Many Still Pan Shutdown OrdersBrenda Luntey is openly violating California’s order to close her restaurant to indoor dining. But she wants her customers and critics to know she isn’t typically a rule-breaker. It’s a matter of survival.
COVID Business: Much-Needed $1/Hour Wage Hike Strains Novato Businesses Struggling To Survive COVID-19It has been two years since the City of Novato approved a series of minimum wage hikes and now, despite the economic disaster brought on by the pandemic, businesses will have to pay more to their employees beginning January 1.
COVID In Oakland: 'Chopped' Winner Creates Food Collective To Help Black Chefs Survive The PandemicOakland Chef Rashad Armstead who gained TV cooking show fame as the winner 'Chopped,' is sharing his good fortune and business skills with other black food entrepreneurs during the pandemic.
COVID-19 Economy: SF's Iconic Flower Mart Tries New Strategies To Survive The PandemicThe Flower Mart reopened just before Mother's Day, but they're doing about 30 percent of their usual business.
COVID In Workplace: Cal OSHA Adopts Stricter Workplace COVID Pandemic Safety RulesCalifornia officials have approved new regulations requiring employers to implement safety measures aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, the latest state to adopt stricter rules.
COVID In Alameda: Alameda Gym May Not Survive Second Shutdown As County Drops To Purple TierMariner Square Athletic Club in Alameda was hoping to celebrate its 40th anniversary next February. Over the last six weeks, they saw signs of hope the business can survive, until this latest blow.
Bankruptcy Court Approves Sale Of Cash-Strapped J.C. PenneyJ.C. Penney is on course to emerge from bankruptcy by Thanksgiving, after a U.S. bankruptcy court approved the sale of the ailing 118-year-old retailer to its two largest landlords and its primary lenders.
Proposition 15: California Voters Reject Move To Dismantle Property Tax SystemCalifornia voters have rejected a proposal to partially dismantle the state’s 42-year-old cap on property taxes, a move that would have have raised taxes for many businesses in a pandemic-hobbled economy.