San Rafael Boosts Outdoor Dining as New Virus Cases Prompt Reopening RollbacksSan Rafael's Dining Under the Lights is a weekly event and is expected to last through the summer, so long as restrictions are not tightened again.
Oakland Council Members, Small Business Owners Seek Change To Business TaxThree members of the Oakland City Council and a coalition of small business owners and labor union officials on Thursday called for changes to the city's business tax code.
Reopening Retracted: Bay Area Businesses Again Board Up Storefronts as Looting ContinuesAcross the Bay Area, small business owners are trying to protect their stores and restaurants -- already hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic -- from the ongoing threat of looting and vandalism.
Retail Businesses Look Forward to Restricted Reopening in Marin CountyBeginning Monday, a number of Bay Area counties will relax some of their shelter-in-place rules. In Marin County, some so-called “non-essential” businesses will be allowed to reopen with a lot of conditions.
Oakley Chamber of Commerce Falls Victim to Pandemic Funding FalloffIn the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, Oakley business owners will be missing an important partner after the city's chamber of commerce shut down on May 1.
Coronavirus Impact: San Francisco's The Barrel Room 'Left Hung Out To Dry' With No Help From Federal GovernmentThe Barrel Room in San Francisco's Financial District says it was on track to have its best year yet, until the coronavirus pandemic hit.
Customers Scarce As Sausalito Businesses Slowly Reopen After COVID-19 ShutdownBusinesses in Sausalito are slowly reopening after weeks of being closed and although business is slow, one ice cream shop is hoping for the best.
Oakland To Issue Grants For Small Businesses Impacted By CoronavirusCity of Oakland officials are making grants available to small businesses to help them stay in business through the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.
Born in SF, American Craft Brewers' Future Dims As Coronavirus SpreadsAfter Fritz Maytag revived San Francisco's Anchor Steam Beer, launching the modern microbrewery movement, craft brewers flourished across the U.S. But Americans' love of beer has been trending down and, with COVID-19 closures, many brewers worry their livelihoods could be doomed.
Bay Area Restaurateur Has Tips for Healthy Eating at HomeWhile the statewide stay-at-home order is in place, even our diets may have changed -- perhaps not for the better -- as we make fewer trips to the supermarket.
Castro Valley Gun Shop Owner Claims Store, Ordered Shut, Is 'Essential Business'In a time of quarantines and stay-at-home orders, should a gun store be considered an "essential business?"
Berkeley Small Businesses Struggle to Survive Coronavirus DownturnFears of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 have Bay Area business owners and their employees on edge, wondering if they’ll be able to financially survive the ongoing crisis.
Beloved Bistro In San Francisco's Cole Valley Continues With Sale To StaffThe San Francisco restaurant industry is facing multiple challenges these days between soaring rents and the difficulty of finding staff who can afford the city.
Tsugaru Joins Lengthening List of San Jose Japantown Business ClosuresAfter nearly 50 years in business, the restaurant Tsugaru will shutter and join a small but growing list of decades-old businesses that have shut down in the small, quaint Japantown area of San Jose.
Walnut Creek Leaders To Consider New Regulations For Sidewalk VendorsIn response to a new state law significantly limiting cities in how they regulate sidewalk vendors, the Walnut Creek City Council on Monday will discuss proposed new regulations for sidewalk vendors.