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.
SF Startup Promotes 'Beyond Organic' Baby Formula to New MomsBreast milk may be best for babies but new mothers have a healthy alternative in "Bobbie," a formula created with grass-fed dairy, no artificial ingredients, GMOs, corn syrup or soy.
Wells Fargo Giving $2M Grant To Oakland-Based Small Business LenderWells Fargo will be giving a $2 million grant to Oakland-based small business lender on Monday morning, according to bank officials.
Van Ness Construction Woes Prompt Landlord To Sue Japanese Internment Camp SurvivorDelays and construction issues for the Van Ness Improvement project have led to financial hardships for small business owners, including a WWII Japanese internment camp survivor.
Milk Pail Market In Mountain View To Close After 45-Year RunThe owners of the Milk Pail Market, a Mountain View staple, are calling it quits in June after a 45 year run.
Year One A Mixed Bag For Businesses In California Marijuana MarketIn a nation increasingly embracing legal cannabis, California stands out as the country's biggest pot shop. Some companies are doing well but many are not.
Palo Alto Restaurateur Rents Home To Help Workers With Housing, CommuteA Silicon Valley restaurant owner is now a landlord for her employees, allowing them to live nearby their workplace at an affordable price.
Facebook Won't Provide Free Meals To Employees At New Mountain View OfficesThis fall, Facebook will no longer be providing free food for some of its employees.