Pandemic Provided Novato Shop Owner Lessons in Business and LifeWith the end of the state’s COVID tier-restrictions just days away, one business owner in the town of Novato reflected on her pandemic experience, and her struggle to survive.
Concord Relaunches E-Gift Card Program to Boost Local ShoppingTo encourage more local shopping, the city of Concord plans to fund the relaunch of an e-gift card program where local businesses receive a bonus card when a local resident uses one.
Christmas Eve Shoppers Hustle to Grab Gifts in San Francisco Union SquareIt was far less crowded in the stores surrounding San Francisco's Union Square than it would be on a typical Christmas Eve. Still, many last-minute shoppers showed up.
COVID: Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers Brave Bay Area Malls But Is It Safe?Many last minute Christmas shoppers said they headed to Bay Area malls to find gifts Tuesday evening, because at this point, it's too late to order them online.
Apple Temporarily Closes All Its California Stores as Pandemic WorsensCupertino-based Apple has closed its 53 stores statewide amid the pandemic.
COVID: Small Business Saturday Turns 10 in Make-or-Break Pandemic YearFor many independent businesses Small Business Saturday opens a critical holiday shopping season and, in this pandemic year, one-fifth say they will have to close if things don't get better soon.
COVID Shopping: Despite Pandemic, South Bay Shoppers Head to Stores on Black Friday, Enforcement UpDespite the COVID pandemic and the risks, many shoppers were still determined to carry on their Black Friday traditions. Popular stores like Zara at Valley Fair mall had a socially distanced line Friday evening.
Bay Area Bargain Hunters Brave Long Lines On Black Friday Despite PandemicThe coronavirus pandemic could not keep bargain hunters from shopping on Black Friday.
Bay Area Small Business Group Says Shop Small, Think Big on Black FridayA group of activists and store owners is asking shoppers to help them reclaim Black Friday by foregoing discounts and paying a percentage of sales to Black and Indigenous organizations.
CHP Issues Holiday Warning -- Vehicle Burglaries Only Take SecondsWith the holiday shopping season about to crank into high gear on Black Friday, the California Highway Patrol took to social media, warning local residents to take precautions to prevent vehicle break-ins.
'Shop Concord' Gift Cards Save Shoppers Big Money While Helping Local Businesses SurviveConcord is helping local small businesses survive during the pandemic. Go online and buy a “Shop Concord” gift card and the City of Concord will add 50 percent more value to it.
COVID-19 Surge: New Wave Of Panic Buying Empties Bay Area Grocery ShelvesA new wave of panic buying is coinciding new COVID restrictions, a dramatic surge in cases, and traditionally, the busiest time of year for grocery stores.
Target Joins Walmart In Closing Stores On Thanksgiving Day Before 'Black Friday'Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a decadelong tradition of jump-starting Black Friday door buster sales.
Shoppers Delight As Westfield Reopens Bay Area Malls Under New COVID-19 GuidelinesWestfield opened its Bay Area malls Monday with stepped up COVID-19 sanitizing efforts and social distancing rules after being closed for months due to the pandemic.
Berkeley Prepares to Permit Reopening Wide Range of Services by End of WeekThe Berkeley health officer is prepared to allow indoor and outdoor retail, religious services, outdoor restaurant dining, outdoor museums and outdoor fitness classes to open by Friday if virus infection figures stay stable.