UPDATE: Walnut Creek Police Arrest 4th Suspect in Nordstrom Smash-and-Grab RobberyPolice in Walnut Creek on Wednesday announced the arrest of a fourth suspect in connection with the organized smash-and-grab robbery at the Broadway Plaza Nordstrom last month.
'This Is The Worst Time' – Half Moon Bay Merchants Blast PG&E Utility Work, Highway 92 Backups Before HolidaysBusiness owners in Half Moon Bay are criticizing PG&E over the decision to begin infrastructure upgrades along Highway 92, leading to massive weekday backups and negatively affecting holiday shopping traffic and sales.
Walnut Creek City Council to Hold Special Meeting on Nordstrom Smash-and-GrabThe Walnut Creek City Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday to discuss hiring five new police officers to patrol downtown in response to the Nov. 20 looting of Nordstrom by 90 masked bandits rushing the store just before closing.
Burlingame Shoppers Show Up for Small Business SaturdayBurlingame business owners said Small Business Saturday successfully brought in more customers as the holiday season begins.
Holiday Fair in Santa Clara Puts Focus on Local Crafts and CreatorsA line of shoppers wrapped around the Santa Clara Convention Center on Friday for the Holiday Fair that supports small businesses and craftspeople.
Heavy Police Presence Doesn't Dampen Black Friday Holiday Shopping Spirit In Union SquareAfter a rash of smash and grab retail robberies, among the greeters, shoppers, and visitors in Union Square on Black Friday, were San Francisco police officers.
Smash-And-Grabs Prompt Heavy Security Presence At Valley Fair, Santana Row As Holidays NearWith the holiday shopping season set to begin, police and security presence were heavy at Valley Fair Mall and across the street at Santana Row, in the wake of a series of disturbing retail robberies across the Bay Area.
UPDATE: 3 Charged with Felonies in Walnut Creek Nordstrom Smash-and-Grab RobberyThree people have been charged with multiple felonies related to the ransacking of a Nordstrom department store in Walnut Creek last weekend, Contra Costa County prosecutors said Wednesday.
Nervous Holiday Shoppers Find Barricades, More Police After Walnut Creek Smash-and-Grab RobberiesHoliday shopping in Walnut Creek has slowed to crawl as police tightened security in and around Broadway Plaza after roughly 80 people stormed the Nordstrom during one of Bay Area’s violent weekend smash and grabs.
UPDATE: Flash Mob Smash-and-Grab Robberies Dampen Holiday Spirit in San FranciscoThe holiday shopping season has been shattered by the recent robberies in San Francisco's Union Square and at other retailers across the Bay Area, leaving some shoppers in SF worried about getting caught up in the mayhem of another flash mob smash-and-grab.
UPDATE: Shaken Holiday Shoppers Changing Plans in Wake Of Retail Smash-and-Grab Crime SpreeA violent smash-and-grab robbery spree targeting retail shops across the Bay Area has shoppers, store employees and business owners on edge at the start the holiday shopping season.
COVID Business: New Executive Director Hopes to Change Image of San Francisco's Union SquareSan Francisco's Union Square is losing another major retailer with DSW -- the Designer Shoe Warehouse -- becoming the latest business in the neighborhood to close up shop for good.
Major Retailers Roll Back Thanksgiving Day Shopping as Pandemic Drags OnThis year, there will be fewer shopping days leading up to Christmas because some of the biggest names in retail say they’ll be closed Thanksgiving Day to allow employees to spend time with family.
Retail Forecast Bright As Holiday Shoppers Return To High-End Stores, MallsThe future looks bright with retail stores forecasting a record-breaking holiday shopping season, this year. Sales could be more than ten percent higher than last year according to the National Retail Federation.
Retailers Warn Supply Chain Delays Could Wreak Havoc On Bay Area Holiday Shopping SeasonRetailers are sounding the alarm on the upcoming holiday shopping season due to serious supply chain issues that are slowing shipments of manufactured goods around the world.