California regulators have approved a new set of statewide rules for wastewater discharged from wineries and some smaller operators in the North Bay are saying the requirements could put them out of business. John Ramos reports. (1-23-21)

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Small Winery Operators Fear New California Wastewater Rules Will Cork ProfitsCalifornia regulators have approved a new set of statewide rules for wastewater discharged from wineries and some smaller operators in the North Bay are saying the requirements could put them out of business. John Ramos reports. (1-23-21)
Morgan Hill Police Report Burglary Spike; Businesses, Construction Sites TargetedPolice in Morgan Hill said the number of commercial burglaries in the South Bay community have skyrocketed in recent weeks. Katie Nielsen reports. (1-22-21)
Fishermen Disappointed by Crab Catch Following Delayed Dungeness Season OpeningThe news for commercial crabbers this season has been almost entirely bad. Don Ford reports from Bodega Bay. (1-14-21)
Longtime Livermore Retailer Dom's Outdoor Outfitters to CloseDom's Outdoor Outfitters in Livermore is a beloved family-run business and it is closing after 51 years. Juliette Goodrich reports. (1-14-21)
San Jose Corner Market Sells Powerball Ticket Worth $2.76 MillionPeople were lining up at Paul’s Market on Empire Street in San Jose Thursday, hoping they can take advantage of the store’s good luck. (1-14-21)
Beloved Livermore Sporting Goods Store Closes After 51 Years In BusinessKiet Do reports on popular Livermore shop Dom's Outdoor Outfitters shutting its doors due to COVID-19 pandemic (1-14-2021)
Oakland Restaurant Week Expands to Include Local Businesses Struggling Amid PandemicIt’s Restaurant Week in Oakland but this year it’s unlike any other. For businesses that are struggling to survive, the event is more like a lifeline to keep their doors open. Andrea Nakano reports. (1-8-21)
Small Businesses in SF RIchmond District Hard Hit by Spike in BurglariesMany small businesses in San Francisco that weathered the pandemic are barely hanging on and, as Betty Yu reports, they are being plagued by a rising crime wave. (1-8-21)
California EDD Suspends 1.4 Million Virus Unemployment ClaimsThe California Employment Development Dept. flagged 3.5 million accounts as potentially fraudulent then disqualified 1.9 million of those, leaving 1.4 million claimants waiting for payments while their identities are verified. Kenny Choi reports. (1-8-21)
Menlo Park Small Business Owner Shamed for Attending Trump DC RallyPeople are now identifying people who were photographed at the Trump rally in Washington on Wednesday and two women from the Bay Area are facing a backlash. Da Lin reports. (1-8-21)
Aluminum Can Shortage Hits Small Local BrewersHere's an apparent pandemic side effect you might not have imagined: a severe shortage of aluminum beverage cans. Don Ford explains. (1-7-21)
City of Lafayette Enlists Lobbyists to Relaunch Small Business Assistance ProgramLafayette is hiring a politically-connected consultancy to help restart an assistance program for its local small businesses hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic. John Ramos reports. (1-3-21)
Small Business Owners' Optimism Tested as New Year Dawns With Virus SurgingMany Bay Area business owners say they are limping in the New Year but are determined to fight to make it through the pandemic and public health orders. Devin Fehely reports. (1-1-21)
Santa Cruz Guitar Maker Recalls Fateful Collaboration With Late Bluegrass LegendKPIX 5's Wilson Walker explains how late bluegrass guitar player Tony Rice helped put one Bay Area business on the map for musicians worldwide. (1-1-21)
Most Bay Area Stay-at-Home Orders Likely to Be ExtendedMany Bay Area health officials believe the shelter in place order that was initially set to expire next week will likely be extended. San Francisco has already done it. Da Lin reports. (1-1-21)
SF's Historic Cliff House Sign Removed as Locals Mourn Restaurant's DemisePeople gathered Thursday afternoon to pay their respects to another 2020 casualty as the iconic sign of San Francisco’s beloved Cliff House restaurant was taken down. Don Ford reports. (12-31-20)
COVID Relief Bill Signed but Local Business Owners Say More Is NeededSunday night the president signed legislation for $900 billion in coronavirus economic aid but small business owners in the Bay Area say it's far from what's needed to avert layoffs and potential bankruptcies. Da Lin reports. (12-26-20)
South City Company Grows Greens Indoors to Counter Farm Land LossesA company called Plenty in South San Francisco is proving the value of low-water, controlled cultivation of leafy greens. Sharon Chin reports. (12-26-20)
Struggling SF Chinatown Businesses Ask Mayor Breed for ReliefSan Francisco Chinatown small businesses have been hit extremely hard during this pandemic and they’re asking the mayor for help. Kenny Choi reports. (12-19-20)
Dublin Grants $10,000 to Small Businesses Hit by PandemicSmall businesses hit hard by the pandemic may see some financial relief in Dublin. The city is now giving out $10,000 grants. Da Lin reports. (12-18-20)
Limited Occupancy Seen as Key to Keep Businesses Open During PandemicA new study suggests there is an effective strategy to keep businesses alive and coronavirus infections down. Andria Borba reports on what some are calling the 20-percent solution. (12-17-20)
San Mateo County Businesses Get Set for LockdownSan Mateo County supervisor David Canepa said he wished the county had joined the rest of the Bay Area two weeks ago. Andria Borba reports. (12-17-20)
CoCo County Restaurants Sue to Prove Pandemic Shutdowns Hurt Their BusinessA group of restaurants in Contra Costa County is taking the county to court to prove that being forced to close is, indeed, harming their businesses. John Ramos reports. (12-14-20)
San Francisco's Historic Cliff House to Close at End of 2020The Cliff House restaurant, which first opened 157 years ago, announced Sunday that the restaurant will close permanently on Dec. 31. Don Ford reports. (12-14-20)

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