Oakland Lures Holiday Shoppers With Free Saturday ParkingMerchants and shoppers in the City of Oakland are receiving a holiday gift: free parking on Saturdays. It's something of a gift for the merchants, too: business owners hope it will allow them to compete with the malls and big box stores during the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season.
KCBS Exclusive: Small Vendors Barred From Republican National Convention By Romney CampaignIn this KCBS exclusive, reporter Doug Sovern at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, found out that the Romney campaign has barred merchants from selling their wares at the event, instead setting up their own store.
Berkeley Council Approves Public Vote On Sit-Lie Ban After a lengthy debate, the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 early Wednesday morning in favor of putting a measure on the November ballot that would prohibit sitting on sidewalks near businesses during daytime hours.
Berkeley Council Considers Putting Sidewalk Sitting Ban On BallotCity leaders in Berkeley are considering Tuesday night whether to put a measure before voters this November that bans sitting on public sidewalks, a plan backed by the city’s mayor.
Berkeley Mayor Wants To Ban Sitting On SidewalksBerkeley voters may be asked this November to consider a measure that would ban sitting on the city's commercial sidewalks.
Despite Merchant Complaints, Mayor Lee Won't Remove Occupy SFDespite recent arrests at the Occupy SF encampment and complaints from nearby merchants, Mayor Ed Lee said Wednesday that there were no immediate plans to remove the encampment.
San Francisco's Sit-Lie Law Proves Successful In The HaightThe controversial San Francisco law has been enforced for six months, with mainly positive results.
San Francisco Announces Beautification Project Along Bayview CorridorSome of San Francisco's busiest corridors are getting a clean up and restoration through a Department of Public Works program.
Tech Report: Amazon, Google Challenge GrouponKCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid said the daily deal coupon market is growing by the day as Amazon and Google have both jumped in over the past week.
Sidewalks Covered With Gum Cost San Francisco MerchantsThe city of San Francisco is cracking down on merchants who don’t keep the area in front of their businesses clean.
Businesses Anxious For Devil's Slide Tunnel To OpenMerchants along the San Mateo County Coastline are anxious for the Devil’s Slide Tunnel Project to open.