Facebook Profits Top $10B as Revenue SoarsFacebook doubled its profit in the second quarter thanks to a massive increase in advertising revenue, especially the average price of ads it delivers to its nearly 3 billion users.
COVID: Pandemic-Era Microchip Shortage Is Making Auto Parts Hard To GetBay Area drivers may need patience if their cars break down. The pandemic created a shortage of microchips. That created a shortage of new cars, which sent the price for new and used cars skyrocketing. Now it's landing in your local auto repair shop.
COVID Reopening: SF Restaurant Facing Mountain Of Debt, Forced To Adapt, Simplify MenuChef owner Dennis Lee started experimenting with the square shaped sourdough pizzas during the pandemic. It became a social media hit. But like many restaurants, debts loom overhead.
COVID Reopening: Bay Area Cities, Businesses, Residents Imagine Life After June 15With about a week to go before the state’s grand reopening, residents and businesses across the Bay Area were envisioning life after June 15.
COVID: Struggling Santa Clara Co. Businesses Cautiously Optimistic About Reopening June 15After months trying to stop the spread of COVID-19, Santa Clara County is on the road to recovery with only 12 new cases. Local business owners were preparing for the possibility of reopening without restrictions on June 15.
Christesen's Western Wear in Pleasanton to Close Doors After 92 Years in BusinessAn iconic retail store that has been a fixture in downtown Pleasanton for decades, Christesen's Western Wear recently announced it is going out of business.
COVID Recovery: Planning Commissioner Seeking Rescue Plan Funds For Struggling East Jose BusinessesA San Jose Planning Commissioner called on city officials Monday to use federal COVID-19 American Rescue Plan funds to give businesses a much needed economic boost in a neighborhood that has been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID: Low Case Numbers, Reduced Restrictions Have San Francisco Edging Towards NormalityWith COVID case counts low, vaccination rates high and a couple of major sporting events happening, San Francisco residents and visitor were enjoying a new sense of normal Friday.
Bay Area Restaurant Owners, Operators Face Charges on Tax, Labor PracticesThree people have been arraigned in connection to tax evasion and labor law violations at Japanese restaurants in San Jose, Concord and Daly City that they owned and operated.
COVID Reopening: San Mateo County Returns to Yellow Tier; Bars To Resume Indoor ServiceSan Mateo County on Tuesday became the second county in the Bay Area to return to the less restrictive COVID Yellow Tier, according to California health officials.
East Bay Homebuyers Pay $200-400K Over Asking As Home Prices Soar To Record Levels It's not just the weather, the red-hot real estate market is sizzling right now with bidding wars and multiple offers. The pandemic continues to push home prices in the East Bay to record levels.
COVID: San Francisco Business Leaders Brainstorm Ideas To Revive A Deserted ChinatownAt the start of the pandemic, there were empty storefronts and deserted streets in San Francisco’s Chinatown. A year later, it isn’t much better. Now business leaders are brainstorming on ways to bring people back.
COVID Reopening: San Francisco Officially Moves To Yellow TierSan Francisco on Tuesday became the first county in the Bay Area to return to the less restrictive COVID Yellow Tier, according to California health officials.
COVID Reopening: San Francisco Health Officials Say City Should Reach Yellow Tier Next WeekHealth officials in San Francisco on Friday announced that it appeared likely the city would move into the state's least restrictive Yellow Tier next week.
California Population Growth Slowing; What Does It Mean For The State's Future In 1962, when California’s population of more than 17 million surpassed New York’s, Gov. Pat Brown celebrated by declaring a state holiday. In the coming days, when the U.S. Census Bureau is expected to release the state’s latest head count, there probably will be no celebrations.