Huge Rent Hike May Force Popular Piedmont Gas Station to Close
A popular neighborhood gas station in the East Bay is in jeopardy: the operator tells KPIX 5's Don Ford that his landlord decided to double his rent starting next year. (12-14-18)

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Pot Dealer Who Once Served Time Opens Legal Cannabis Shop in OaklandA special program in Oakland is giving people -- even those with criminal convictions -- a chance to work in a business they never thought possible. Meet Mr. Blunt -- yes, that's his real name. Christin Ayers reports. (11-30-18)
Fresh, Green Christmas Trees Carry a Steep Price Tag at Bay Area LotsFriday's wet, dreary conditions and slippery roads were not optimal for holiday shopping -- especially on tree farms. So KPIX 5's Don Ford wanted to find out if the weather kept people away. (11-23-18)
Fishermen Give Thumbs-Up to First Catch as Commercial Crab Harvest BeginsJust in time for Thanksgiving, commercial Dungeness crab season began Thursday and San Francisco fishermen are pleased with what they've seen so far. Don Ford reports. (11-15-18)
Threat of Import Tariffs Prompts Push for Home ImprovementsMany homeowners are moving up their project dates to buy Chinese-made products now and store owners items such as cabinets and flooring products could cost, on average, hundreds of dollars more come the first of the year. Da Lin reports. (11-2-18)
Spenger’s Fish Grotto in Berkeley ClosesCustomers who visited the restaurant Wednesday were surprised to discover a note on the door saying the seafood restaurant had permanently closed. Don Ford reports. (10-25-18)
SF Shoe Startup Struggles to Meet Demand After Megan Markle Seen Wearing Their WaresMegan Markle and Prince Harry are on their first royal tour and eco-friendly shoes (made by a San Francisco company) worn by the duchess have sparked a fashion frenzy. Julie Watts reports. (10-19-18)

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