Sonoma County Prepares for Stay-Home Order Beginning SaturdaySonoma County is now joining five other Bay Area counties in imposing the stay-at-home order which will start Saturday just after midnight. Businesses are bracing for the next round of closures. Andrea Nakano reports. (12-10-20)
Self-Driving Farm Tractor Rolls Into Service at California VineyardAn Alameda County winery has become the first customer to try out the world's first autonomous electric tractor. Don Ford reports. (12-10-20)
COVID Lockdown: Bay Area Restaurateurs Say Take-Out UnsustainableRestaurant owners across the Bay Area say their long simmering fear and frustration has finally boiled over, becoming anger mixed with thoughts of open defiance of public health orders. Devin Fehely reports. (12-7-20)
Bay Area Beauty Shop Operators Push Back Against New Virus LockdownAs the Bay Area begins its third round of lockdowns, the beauty industry is pushing back saying that their livelihoods are in jeopardy. Kiet Do reports. (12-7-20)
Black Sunday Holiday Expo Showcases Small Businesses With Big AmbitionsThe economic disaster of COVID-19 has been a struggle for many but some African American business owners in Oakland are showing what resilience looks like. John Ramos reports. (12-6-20)
South Bay Residents Squeeze In Last-Minute Shopping Before COVID LockdownNew coronavirus stay-home restrictions begin Sunday at 10 p.m. in San Francisco, Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties. In San Jose, Da Lin talked to people doing some last minute shopping. (12-6-20)
Contra Costa County Braces for New Lockdown SundayOn Friday, Contra Costa County shocked its business community by announcing new restrictions to begin ahead of the state stay-at-home order. John Ramos reports. (12-5-20)
San Mateo County Plans to Stay Open as Long as PossibleSan Mateo County isn't shutting down ... yet. And it could be about to get an influx of customers from nearby counties. Betty Yu reports. (12-4-20)
Pleasanton Business Owners, Residents Dread Economic Effect of Stay-at-Home OrderThe stay-home order imposed by five Bay Area counties means a tough year for many local businesses is going to get even tougher. Andrea Nakano reports. (12-4-20)
Debit Card Distribution Called Weak Link in EDD Fight to Stop FraudState lawmakers are taking action to help millions of Californians receiving their unemployment benefits through EDD Bank of America debit cards which are vulnerable to fraud. Kenny Choi reports. (12-4-20)
Bay Area Small Businesses Fear Virus Shutdown Will Sound Death KnellBusiness owners in Walnut Creek told KPIX 5's Da Lin the new stay-at-home order may deliver the final blow that will shut them down for good. (12-4-20)
Gov. Newsom Announces 3-Week, Stay-at-Home OrderWith a new stay-at-home order days away for four out of five state regions, bars, wineries, personal services, hair salons and barbershops will close again. Andria Borba reports. (12-3-20)
Fear, Prejudice Contribute to Pandemic Slump in San Francisco ChinatownSan Francisco's Chinatown is fighting for its economic life as fear of the pandemic is causing long-time businesses to fail. John Ramos reports. (11-29-20)
As Coronavirus Surges, SF and San Mateo Counties Roll Back to Purple TierWith COVID-19 cases still soaring, San Francisco and San Mateo counties were set to turn back from the red tier to the purple tier, triggering a new wave of restrictions. Betty Yu reports. (11-28-20)
Pandemic Forces Beloved Peninsula Breakfast House to Close IndefinitelyThe Millbrae Pancake House, which has been serving up breakfast without interruption since 1959, is the latest business establishment to shutter operations because of restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Devin Fehely reports. (11-28-20)
Santa Clara County Issues Tough New Restrictions on Businesses, Travelers, SportsWith new COVID cases and hospitalizations continuing to surge, Santa Clara County health officials Saturday announced further restrictions on local businesses, discouraged non-essential travel and will now require a 14-day quarantine. Da Lin reports. (11-28-20)
Small Business Saturday Turns 10 in Make-or-Break Pandemic YearFor many independent businesses Small Business Saturday opens a critical holiday shopping season and, in this pandemic year, one-fifth say they will have to close if things don't get better soon. Sharon Chin reports. (11-28-20)
Whales Lingering Off California Coast Keep Crab Season on IceWith warm weather and plenty of fish food to keep migrating whales lingering off the West Coast, commercial Dungeness crab season is still a no-go with no beginning in sight. Don Ford reports. (11-27-20)
Bay Area Small Business Group Says Shop Small, Think Big on Black FridayA group of activists and store owners is asking shoppers to help them reclaim Black Friday by foregoing discounts and paying a percentage of sales to Black and Indigenous organizations. Susie Steimle reports. (11-26-20)
Point Richmond Businesses Fear Domino-Effect Following Starbucks Impending ClosureThe same neighbors who fought to keep a Starbucks from setting up shop in Point Richmond years ago are fighting now even harder to keep it from shutting down. Da Lin reports. (11-22-20)
San Francisco on Brink of Return to Purple TierSan Francisco could move into the purple tier as soon as Sunday. If that happens the curfew would take effect in 48 hours on Tuesday. Betty Yu reports. (11-20-20)
San Francisco CrossFit Forced to CloseDa Lin reports from the San Francisco Presidio where CrossFit just finished its last session and is closing for good, another victim of the coronavirus pandemic. (11-15-20)
Contra Costa County Rolls Back Reopening for Gyms, RestaurantsBackward, forward, backward -- Contra Costa County is trying to slow the coronavirus spread and, once again, health officials are targeting gyms and restaurants. Wilson Walker reports. (11-14-20)

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