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)
China Tariffs Threaten California Wine IndustryIn response to Pres. Trump’s new tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum, China is now threatening to increase tariffs on certain U.S. imports, including a 15 percent tax on wine. Melissa Caen reports. (3-29-18)
California Could Cut Marijuana Taxes to Help Cannabis IndustryIn Sacramento, Republican Assemblyman Tom Lackey and Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta proposed a plan Thursday to dial back the state tax rates on marijuana to encourage buyers to patronize legal shops. Wilson Walker reports. (3-15-18)
Sausalito Fears Ferry Stop at Fort Baker Would Bring Traffic WoesSausalito is already a top tourist destination -- now the city is worried that a new ferry stop could make traffic even worse. Emily Turner reports. (3-8-18)
San Francisco North Beach Losing Longtime Local BusinessesThere are now four empty storefronts in a row on Columbus Ave in San Francisco's famed North Beach and locals fear it may be because the neighborhood is falling out of favor with the city's changing demographics. Joe Vazquez reports. (3-2-18)
MIT Study: Uber/Lyft Drivers Earn PeanutsA study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says people who drive for Uber and Lyft earn an average of $3.37 an hour. Melissa Caen reports. (3-2-18)
Marijuana Growers Tell State Regulators Taxes, Red Tape May Wipe Them OutAt a first-of-its-kind meeting in Ukiah Thursday night, cannabis growers met with state regulators and complained that their industry is facing collapse if taxes stay so high. Wilson Walker reports. (3-2-18)

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