SJ BART Project May Create 5-Year Construction Zone On Santa Clara AvenueOne of San Jose's main streets could become a long-term construction zone. Len Ramirez tells us that a panel is seriously considering a twin tunnel option for the San Jose BART Project.
Bay Area Company's Bionic Suit Gives Mild-Mannered Reporter SuperpowerKPIX 5's Da Lin strapped on a power-assist suit from Ekso Bionics, an East Bay company, and found out it lets workers lift and hold heavy objects for long periods with the touch of a finger. (11-10-17)
California PUC Adds Background Check Requirement for Ride-Hailing DriversUber and Lyft drivers aren't required to be fingerprinted but for the first time they will have to go through a background check every year. Melissa Caen reports. (11-9-17)
Wine Country Businesses Plead for Tourists to ReturnWith skies in the North Bay returning to blue, local businesses -- hard-hit by a drop in revenue during the wildfires -- tell visitors it's OK to come back. John Ramos reports. (10-24-17)
Berkeley Landmark Business Shuts Its DoorsThe Wooden Duck, a custom furniture shop just east of I-80 near University Ave in Berkeley, can't keep up with a changing Bay Area economy -- and cost of living. John Ramos reports. (10-20-17)
Northern California's Marijuana Industry Takes A Hit From WildfiresThe Northern California wildfires have hit the marijuana industry, burning dozens of pot farms and leaving many more engulfed in smoke.Juliette Goodrich reports. (10/17/17)
Nestle Buys Interest In Blue Bottle Coffee - With Some QualificationsYet another beloved Bay Area business is being taken over by a a corporate giant but, as KPIX 5's John Ramos explains, the deal for Blue Bottle Coffee could be different. (9-14-17)
Soaring Salmon Prices Boost Interest in Sport Fishing ExcursionsSalmon prices are sky-high and, as KPIX 5's Don Ford found out, you can blame the lingering effects of the drought. (8-24-17)
San Jose Pizza Shop Deals Employees a Slice of the ActionKPIX 5's Wilson Walker gets a taste of the business model at the South Bay's first pizza co-op, where the employees finally get a piece of the pie. (8-18-17)
Berkeley Butcher Shop Posts 'Warning' To Appease Animal-Rights ProtestersPlagued by animal-rights activists protesting their business, The Local Butcher Shop in Berkeley placed a sign outside their establishment "warning" that meat comes from animals. Emily Turner reports. (8-3-17)
Fate Of Pleasanton Taco Truck Up In The Air After 18 YearsNelly’s Taco Truck has been serving up food on a Pleasanton street for 18 years. Now the city is ordering it to stop doing business at its spot on Vineyard Avenue after complaints from the nearby Casa Real Event Company. Susie Steimle reports. (7-21-17)
VIDEO: Long Lines On Day One Of Recreational Pot Sales In NevadaPeople began buying pot just after the stroke of midnight in Nevada, with lines outside dispensaries circling the block.
At Issue: Ride-Hailing Services and SF GridlockPhil Matier spoke on Sunday about Uber, Lyft and their impact on traffic congestion in San Francisco with supervisor Aaron Peskin. (6-18-17)
Workers Claim Online Babysitting Startup Stiffs SittersIndependent contractors of a San Francisco-based babysitting agency called Wondersitter say they've been cheated out of months of pay. Andria Borba reports. (6-15-17)
ConsumerWatch: Prepaid Card ProtectionsOne in ten households uses a prepaid debit card as their primary card but prepaid cards don't come with the same protections as credit cards. Julie Watts reports there are new rules that could change that. (6-9-17)
Venerable San Jose Chinese Restaurant ClosingSan Jose's oldest full-service restaurant, Wings, will close in three weeks -- no match for the new economy. Kiet Do reports. (6-8-17)
Silicon Valley Startup Creates Digital Mirror For Makeup MasteryA Bay Area startup's new smart mirror scans your face and lets you try on different looks virtually. Betty Yu reports. (5-13-17)
San Francisco Rolls Out A New Tool To Help Small BusinessesSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee initiated the city's small business acceleration program. Jackie Ward reports. (5/9/17)
Abandoned Marin County Quarry Reborn As Solar Energy FarmThe solar facility boasts more than 6,000 panels and will generate about a megawatt of electricity when it goes online in about a month. John Ramos reports. (4-27-17)
Entrepreneur Strives To Make Dry Cleaning Earth-FriendlyDan Miller is bringing Mulberry's Garment Care, his organic, eco-friendly dry-cleaning operation from Minnesota to the Bay Area. Betty Yu reports. (4-21-17)
Central Valley Asparagus Growers Losing Local Market Share To MexicoCalifornia farmers say they're losing out big to cheaper produce coming from Mexico and one local crop in particular is hard-hit: Delta asparagus. Melissa Caen reports. (4-21-17)
Daly City Restaurant Celebrates 100 Years In BusinessEstrada's, a Bay Area landmark restaurant, needed a miracle and one came in the form of the hit Food Network show, Restaurant Impossible. Elizabeth Cook explains. (4-7-17)
Oakland Craft Brewers Battle Anheuser Busch Over Proposed Beer GardenA beer battle is shaping up in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood. Jessica Flores reports. (4-6-17)
A Mom Made Healthy Ice Pops For Her Family And A Business BlossomedThey're making healthy Fairytellla ice pops. They're similar to other pops, but with an Organic twist. Juliette Goodrich reports. (4/4/17)

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