San Jose Unions, Housing Activists Battle Business Leaders Over High-Rise Fee ReductionLabor unions in San Jose have joined together with affordable housing activists to battle once again with the city’s business leaders, this time over the proposed renewal of the Downtown High-Rise Fee Reduction Program.
Assembly Passes Landmark Gig Economy Bill; Awaits Newsom SignatureA bill that would provide new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft was approved the state Assembly Wednesday and now just needs Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature to become law.
Uber Lays Off More Than 400; 'Making Some Changes To Get Us Back On Track'Ride-sharing giant Uber laid off more than 400 employees in its engineering and production divisions Tuesday in an effort to reshape the company and refocus on its top priorities, officials said.
Critics Say Just One Woman On Forbes List Of '100 Most Innovative Leaders' Sends Wrong MessageForbes' annual list of the 100 Most Innovative Leaders in the business world is generating an unexpected buzz and backlash after the magazine selected 99 men and just one woman.
Facebook Will Stop Automatic 'Tag Suggestions' On Your Friends' Faces In PhotosFacebook says it is ending its practice of using face recognition software to identify users' friends in uploaded photos and automatically suggesting they "tag" them.
Silicon Valley Becomes Hotbed for Employee ActivismU.S. tech employees are trying to remake the industry from the inside out -- pushing for more control over how their work is used and urging better conditions, job security and wages for affiliated workers.
Fruit Fly Threatening Brentwood's Multi-Million Dollar CropsA nasty new pest is threatening to invade the Brentwood area’s multi-million dollar fruit crops.
San Francisco Cosmetics Business Grows Into Billion Dollar BrandLong before anyone knew what a "industry disrupter" or "influencer" was and years before Mark Zuckerberg was even born, two sisters came to San Francisco and started a beauty business that is still thriving today.
Protecting Your 401k: What Is The Yield Curve And Why It MattersThe bond market is flashing a big neon caution sign.
Keep Your Home, Business & Family Safe With Tips From Byers SecurityProfessional security consultant Anthony Byers of Byers Security gives BR host Christin Ayers tips to help keep our homes, businesses and families secure from break-ins and safe in the event of a disaster.
Walgreens Plans To Shut 200 Stores In U.S.Pharmacy chain Walgreens plans to close 200 stores in the United States as it seeks to cut costs.
Part & Parcel Brings Women Plus Size Fashion That Finally FitsPart & Parcel CEO Lauren Haber Jonas talks to Bay Area Focus about her new apparel company that brings women plus-size fashion that finally fits.
Downtown Los Gatos To Go On 'Road Diet' To Boost Business, Entice VisitorsIn one week, downtown Los Gatos will undergo a rapid and dramatic transformation, all in an effort to boost business, encourage foot traffic and entice visitors to linger and stay a bit longer.
Marin Business Owners Concerned About PG&E Power ShutoffsPG&E has not shut off power in Marin in light of extreme weather yet, but many believe it is inevitable because parts of the county are considered high risk for wildfires.
SF Appeals Court Convenes Panel To Hear Plagiarism Case Against Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven'A federal appeals court in San Francisco announced Monday that a rarely convened 11-judge panel will take up a copyright dispute over the rock band Led Zeppelin's iconic "Stairway to Heaven" song.