The city of Burlingame is moving forward with a plan to put a fee structure in place for businesses that want to operate parklets. Max Darrow reports. (1-22-22)

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Burlingame Begins Charging Businesses to Keep Parklet Dining AreasThe city of Burlingame is moving forward with a plan to put a fee structure in place for businesses that want to operate parklets. Max Darrow reports. (1-22-22)
Napa Valley Looks to Restaurant Week to Help Jump-Start Economic ComebackRestaurant week kicked off in Napa Valley Friday night. It is a shot in the arm for those trying to stay in business but, for others, the pandemic has forced them to call it quits. Andrea Nakano reports. (1-21-22)
Two Years On, Employment Still Below Pre-Pandemic PeakShawn Chitnis talked to experts about what it will take to help the Bay Area bounce back and how small businesses are trying to hire in this economy. (1-21-22)
COVID: Bay Area Businesses Stung by Staff Shortages, Customer FalloffAs COVID infection rates soar in the Bay Area, some small businesses are making big changes to handle the omicron surge. Da Lin reports. (1-9-22)
Bay Area Mayors Call on Congress to Aid Struggling RestaurantsThree Bay Area mayors sent a letter to Congress saying that, without a financial boost, a wave of independent bars and restaurants could close for good. Da Lin reports. (1-8-22)
Pleasanton Begins Dismantling Downtown Parklet SheltersPleasanton is telling downtown businesses to remove parklets and remaining outdoor setups, putting a number of business owners in a tough spot. Juliette Goodrich reports. (1-7-22)
New Year Eve Celebrations Scaled Back or Canceled Around the BayNormally crowds would be starting to pack the Embarcadero in San Francisco on New Year Eve. Not this year. Shawn Chitnis reports. (12-31-21)
Century-Old San Francisco Bakery Set to CloseA San Francisco bakery that makes traditional rice cakes called mochi will be closing after more than 100 years. Kenny Choi reports. (12-30-21)
Wet Weather Dampens Post-Christmas Shopping in SF Castro DistrictRainy weather and worries about the surging COVID omicron variant likely led to a slower than expected day of shopping in San Francisco's Castro District Sunday. Betty Yu reports. (12-26-21)
'Winter Wonderland' Street Fest Promotes Recovery in SF ChinatownSaturday saw the second annual Chinatown Winter Wonderland, created to help revitalize the famed San Francisco neighborhood hard-hit by the pandemic. Shawn Chitnis reports. (12-18-21)
San Jose Shop Owner Holds Toy Drive Despite Closing BusinessA San Jose business owner who shut his doors for good amid the rise in smash-and-grabs isn’t letting that rob him of his holiday spirit. (12-17-21)
Facing Pandemic-Depressed Business, Bay Area Restaurants Struggle to Stay OpenLast year, restaurants were getting ready to package up holiday meals to go. This year, in-person dining is back but the question is: how long can restaurateurs continue to serve? Andrea Nakano reports. (12-16-21)
Holiday Pairings From Chef Leilani Baugh Of Magnolia Street Wine Lounge & KitchenChef Leilani Baugh, chef, owner of Magnolia Street Wine Lounge & Kitchen and Roux & Vine Catering shares holiday wine pairings from a few of her favorite vintners with BR's Jan Mabry. Visit Magnolia Bar Lounge & Kitchen, located at 3443 San Pablo Ave in Oakland, inside the historic California Hotel. For more information, visit
Small-Scale California Cannabis Growers Say They're Barely Hanging OnSmall marijuana growers in California say state and local regulations are tilted against them. John Ramos reports from Santa Rosa. (12-12-21)
Burlingame Parklets Permit Plan Bites Businesses' Bottom LinesThe city of Burlingame has a plan to allow business owners to turn temporary parklets into permanent parklets but it'll come with a price tag. Max Darrow reports. (12-11-21)
Restaurant Owners Across Nation Ask Congress for Financial AssistanceMore than 3,000 restaurants across the country endorsed a letter Thursday asking Congress for additional financial aid to help them recover from pandemic losses and stay open. Kenny Choi reports. (12-9-21)
Retailers Praise Increased Police Presence in SF Union SquareSan Francisco olice have beefed up patrols downtown ever since a rash of retail thefts a few weeks ago and, so far, it's making a difference. Andria Borba reports. (12-9-21)
Berkeley Bookstore Raffles Autographed Edition of McCartney's 'The Lyrics'A Bay Area bookstore has received a very rare item that they intend to raffle off to help homeless children. John Ramos reports. (12-5-21)
South Bay Retailer Shutters Store in Response to Smash-and-Grab Crime WaveA longtime business owner has cleared out his shop and closed his doors indefinitely amid a spate of brazen retail robberies across the Bay Area. Maria Cid Medina reports (12-3-21)
South Bay Jeweler Says Police Presence Inadequate for Smash-and-Grab ThreatSmall merchants who do business in outdoor strip malls and local business districts say they are the most exposed to smash-and-grab thefts. Len Ramirez reports. (12-3-21)
Smash-and-Grab Thieves Hit South Bay Jewelry StorePolice in San Jose are investigating a smash-and-grab robbery at the Eastridge Mall Thursday afternoon. Kiet Do reports. (12-2-21)
Teen Programmer Creates Internet Study-Buddy Platform for StudentsAn enterprising teenager in the East Bay is pondering how to invest his six-figure profit after selling a startup he founded during the pandemic. Sharon Chin reports. (11-27-21)
Burlingame Shoppers Show Up for Small Business SaturdayBusiness owners in Burlingame told KPIX they are grateful to see the support of their community not just on Small Business Saturday but throughout the past year. Shawn Chitniss reports. (11-27-21)
Convention in Santa Clara Puts Focus on Small BusinessesRather than flocking to big box stores there was a huge turnout Friday to support small, local vendors in the South Bay. Shawn Chitniss reports. (11-26-21)

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