Electric Scooters Set to Roll Back Onto S.F. StreetsOn Thursday San Francisco awarded its first official permits for electric scooters but, as KPIX 5's Andrea Nakano reports, some of the biggest players in the game -- are being shut out. (8-30-18)
Bay Area Company Builds Prototype of Next-Gen Autonomous AutoA Bay Area startup called Zoox is putting a new spin on self-driving cars. Instead of building the technology around the car, they're doing it the other way around. Betty Yu reports. (8-17-18)
Redwood City Residents Oppose Coffee Stand's Bikini-Clad BaristasA Peninsula neighborhood is trying to shut down plans to open a new drive-through coffee operation where customers are served by scantily-clad baristas. Opponents say they’re not anti-business but argue the baristas wearing bikinis at Pink Pantherz Espresso are too hot to handle. Maria Medina reports. (8-17-18)
SF Small Business Calls Out City's Needle Exchange PolicyS.F. mayor London Breed is sending a message that more needs to be done to help small businesses. But one business is firing back, suggesting the drug problem is out of control. Susie Steimle reports. (8-15-18)
At Issue: Techs and The CityKPIX 5's Phil Matier talks with San Francisco supervisor Aaron Peskin about the impact of insular technology companies and their workforce on the city's culture and economy. (7-29-18)
Salesforce Faces Backlash Over Contract with Federal Immigration AgencySalesforce has a contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and now, as KPIX 5's Joe Vazquez learned, one local company has decided to turn its back on the tech giant and its business. (7-26-18)
Patrons Donate Big to Palo Alto Restaurant That Trains Special Needs WorkersThe folks at Ada's Cafe in Palo Alto go out of their way to hire developmentally disabled employees but the restaurant has been going through tough times. Now, as KPIX 5's Kiet Do explains, public generosity has created new reason for hope. (7-26-18)
Landmark S.F. Restaurant, Closed Since 2007, Struggles to ReopenJulius' Castle on Telegraph Hill has won city approval to reopen but neighbors are opposed. Wilson Walker spoke with the owner about the battle that's been dragging on for years. (7-20-18)
Muni Tunnel Construction Hammers West Portal BusinessesWork on the Twin Peaks tunnel is scaring away customers along West Portal Avenue in San Francisco. Mary Lee reports. (7-19-18)
St. Helena Winery Sues Google Over Lewd Reviews OnlineA tiny Napa Valley winery sued Google in small claims court for not removing reviews of its business which included obscene language. Emily Turner reports. (7-12-18)
Pacifica Man Launches Craft DistilleryWhat started out as a side hustle is quickly turning into big business for one Bay Area entrepreneur. Julie Watts reports on how Jason Tripp's love of craft spirits is paying off. (7-6-18)
ConsumerWatch Weekend: Social Media in the WorkplaceSaturday marks the ninth annual Social Media Day. While social media may be great for sharing selfies and cute cat pictures it has also become an important tool for building brands and even your career. Julie Watts talked with Mehak Vohra, founder of Jamocha Media, a digital marketing company in San Francisco. (6-30-18)
New 'Rideshare for Yachts' Lets Landlubbers Lease Bay SailboatsFirst there was rideshare, then bike share. Now people can sign up for boat share. Betty Yu got a taste of sea air and salt spray thanks to a new service called SailTime San Francisco Bay. (6-29-18)
Beloved Oakland Restaurant Closes After 91 YearsMexicali Rose has been serving up food to devoted diners for more than nine decades. On Friday evening it will serve its last meal. Julie Watts reports. (6-29-18)
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Hires Young Teens to Handle Summer RushThe Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has hired about 60 14-year-olds to help fill 1,700 summer positions. Management says it has been hard to find enough seasonal employees. Len Ramirez reports. (6-22-18)
California Pot Vendors Scramble to Unload Inventory Before New Rules Take EffectA big shakeup is coming to California's multi-billion-dollar recreational marijuana industry. Retailers are facing a major deadline which could cause a pot shortage. Peter Daut reports. (6-21-18)
San Jose Goes Easy on Electric ScootersWhile San Francisco has recently cracked down on electric scooters, San Jose is -- so far -- taking a much different approach. Devin Fehely reports. (6-21-18)
Metal Shop Sues Berkeley Bowl for Emeryville EvictionThe popular East Bay independent grocery store trying to expand is being sued for allegedly attempting to kick out a 70-year-old business next door. Da Lin reports. (6-15-18)
Swan Oyster Depot, Favored by Anthony Bourdain, Mourns Loss of Famous ChefThe sudden death of author, culinary star and television personality Anthony Bourdain in an apparent suicide early Friday left those who work at his favorite San Francisco restaurant in shock. Susie Steimle reports. (6-8-18)
St. Helena Winery Sues Google Over Bad ReviewThe owners of Charter Oak Winery are suing Google for refusing to take down a bad review that called the winery "a toilet." The owners claim the reviewer never stepped foot onto the winery and therefore violate Google's policies. Emily Turner reports. (5-29-18)
Mushroom Growers Face Labor Shortage as Demand BoomsEven though mushroom industry workers are unionized and earn a living wage with benefits it's hard for growers and processors to fill positions. Len Ramirez reports. (5-24-18)
Popular Berkeley Cafe Abruptly ClosesThe Elmwood Cafe in Berkeley has suddenly shut down. Some suspect it may be linked to allegations of racial insensitivity first reported in 2015. Da Lin reports. (4-20-18)
S.F. Mayor Responds to Credit Union Lawsuit Over Taxi MedallionsAs KPIX reported on Wednesday, a San Francisco credit union is suing the city for $28 million for loans they made to cab drivers to buy medallions -- medallions made nearly worthless by the rise of Uber and Lyft. Wilson Walker talked with interim S.F. mayor Mark Farrell. (3-29-18)
Berkeley Cuts Cannabis Tax in HalfBerkeley pot users got a tax break on Thursday. The city dropped its taxes on marijuana from 10 to five percent. Susie Steimle reports. (3-29-18)

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