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.
DOJ Sues Visa in San Francisco Court To Block Purchase of Plaid Inc.The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Thursday against credit card company Visa Inc. to block the company's purchase of financial technology startup Plaid, calling it a monopolistic takeover of a potential competitor.
San Francisco Voters Approve Tax Hikes Targeting Big Business, LandlordsSan Francisco voters concerned about economic disparity have overwhelmingly approved several tax measures targeting landlords and big businesses whose CEOs earn far more than their average workers.
COVID Reopening: Despite Getting Green Light, South Bay Theaters Stay ShutteredWhether big-name theater chains or smaller independent movie houses, in the South Bay, box offices remain closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Southwest Airlines To Cut Workers' Pay In Effort To Avoid Furloughs Due To PandemicSouthwest Airlines will cut pay for nonunion workers in January and says union workers must also accept less pay or face furloughs next year as the pandemic continues to hammer the airline business.
Reopening: Indoor Dining At 25 Percent Capacity Can Resume In San FranciscoSan Francisco became the first Bay Area county to move to the state’s orange tier Tuesday, meaning restaurants and other indoor businesses can reopen with restrictions.
Wells Fargo CEO Apologizes For Memo Comment On Black Talent Pool Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf has apologized after he blamed the lack of diversity at the San Francisco-based bank on "a very limited pool of Black talent to recruit from."
Downtown Comes Alive As Smoky Skies Clear, People Go Back Outside In BurlingameTuesday's blue skies seemed like a novelty after a week of otherworldly phenomena due to unhealthy air.