San Jose Plans to Let Restaurants Use City Streets, Property for Outdoor DiningA San Jose ordinance will provide local restaurants access to public space and private adjacent property for open-air operations. Devin Fehely reports. (5-8-20)
Long-Awaited Reopening Gets Off to Slow Start in Sonoma CountyThe Sonoma County health officer permitted retail stores to implement curbside pickup and delivery and eased some other restrictions. But, as Wilson Walker found out, there was no mad rush to reopen. (5-8-20)
Napa Flower Shop Sees Booming Demand on 1st Day of ReopeningKiet Do reports from Garaventa's Florist and Gifts in Napa where the employees are happy to get back to work and face a backlog of orders as Mothers Day approaches. (5-8-20)
Yuba City Retail Businesses Reopen in Defiance of State OrdersYuba City could be called the capital of several rural counties' insurrection against California’s coronavirus strategy. Wilson Walker reports. (5-7-20)
Bay Area Beekeepers Wary as 'Murder Hornets' Arrive in U.S.KPIX 5's Don Ford talks with a local beekeeper who explains what's at risk if the so-called murder hornet spreads from Washington state to California. (5-7-20)
Hard-Hit Santa Clara County to Go Slow on ReopeningSanta Clara County had the first reported COVID-19 case and death. As California begins easing the business lockdown, local official are in no rush to abandon restrictions. Len Ramirez reports. (5-7-20)
Small Lenders Come Through for Paycheck Protection Program ApplicantsThe U.S. Small Business Administration’ Paycheck Protection Program has come under a lot of fire for benefitting the big guys over small businesses. The good news is the tide appears to be turning. Elizabeth Cook reports. (5-7-20)
Coronavirus Reopening: San Francisco Shop Owners Await Mid-May EasingSeveral categories of retail businesses will be allowed to operate with storefront pickup as soon as May 18. Andria Borba reports from San Francisco. (5-7-20)
Business Owners Eager to Get Back to Work With Lockdown Rules Set to Ease MondaySix Bay Area counties will allow construction projects, real estate transactions and some other businesses to resume operations with certain conditions on Monday, John Ramos reports. (5-3-20)
Oakley Chamber of Commerce Falls Victim to Fundraising Falloff Due to CoronavirusThe Oakley Chamber of Commerce announced that it is ceasing operations effective immediately. Da Lin reports. (5-2-20)
Bay Area Businessman Uses Office Supplies to Build Face Shields for Frontline WorkersA Bay Area business owner has gone from selling Tesla air fresheners to producing face shields -- made using office supplies -- for frontline workers. Maria Medina reports. (4-26-20)
Marin Shop Owners Cling to Hopes of Imminent ReopeningDon Ford reports. (4-23020)
Entrepreneurial Health Provider Offers Quick Coronavirus Testing at Bay Area Parking LotWidespread virus testing is one of the keys to reopening the country but there is still no organized effort to do that so entrepreneurs are stepping in to meet that need. John Ramos reports. (4-19-20)
CoCo County Supe Says Feds Should Boost Aid to Beleaguered Local GovernmentsKPIX 5's Devin Fehely spoke with Contra Costa County supervisor John Goia, who is calling for an equitable allocation of federal funding to help maintain hospitals, long-term care facilities, 911 operations and other critical services. (4-19-20)
Bay Area Small Businesses Fear the Worst as Business Rescue Fund ExpiresThe small business rescue fund set up by Congress exhausted its $350 billion funding on Thursday. Andrea Nakano reports. (4-16-20)
Staggering Job Losses Reported as Silicon Valley Leaders Plan Economic RestartAlmost 22 million have sought jobless benefits this past month — by far the worst stretch of U.S. job losses on record and now Silicon Valley leaders are putting together a strategy for coming back after quarantines are relaxed. Anne Makovec reports. (4-16-20)
S.F. Mayor Caps Third-Party Delivery Fees to Help Struggling RestaurantsSF mayor London Breed said to ensure the survival of restaurants, she executed an emergency ordinance to cap the fees at 15% that a third-party can charge a restaurant for delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Betty Yu reports. (4-10-20)
New Rules for South Bay Marijuana Dispensaries Block In-Store Sales of Recreational PotRecreational marijuana users in Santa Clara County can no longer make in-store or curbside purchases, according to the county's new stay-at-home order. Maria Medina reports. (4-3-20)
Historic Job Loss Numbers Lead to Flood of Unemployment ClaimsUnemployment claims are up almost fourfold and California's once-golden Silicon Valley is not immune. Len Ramirez reports. (4-3-20)
With Restaurants Shuttered, Napa Farmer Sells Fresh Eggs Direct to PublicIf you’re looking for eggs at your local market, then you need to start thinking outside the carton. There’s a farm in Napa that has all the eggs you want. Don Ford reports. (4-3-20)
Small Berkeley Business Retools Operations to Build PPEBetter Together: Don Ford visits a small, family-run business that developed a simple way to make much-needed face shields for health care workers. (4-2-20)
California Expands Financial Support for Small BusinessesGov. Newsom announced further support for small businesses and employees impacted by COVID-19 Thursday, including a "one year reprieve" on sales tax for business owners and a new job-searching website. Len Ramirez reports. (4-2-20)
Bay Area Bars, Restaurants Get Creative to Stay Afloat During PandemicFrom takeout cocktails to "drink futures," Bay Area drinking and dining establishments are coming up with some clever ways to keep from going under. Andria Borba reports. (3-27-20)
Corner Stores Offer Essential Supplies as Big Chains Struggle to Stay StockedNeighborhood corner stores have been a lifeline for people unable to find basics at their local big chain retailers. Don Ford reports. (3-26-20)

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