For fans of the Prolific Oven’s chocolate cakes and other decadent desserts, the news was bittersweet: the beloved bakery chain is closing its doors. Devin Fehely reports. (8-16-19)
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Bay Area Bakery Chain Set to Close at End of AugustFor fans of the Prolific Oven’s chocolate cakes and other decadent desserts, the news was bittersweet: the beloved bakery chain is closing its doors. Devin Fehely reports. (8-16-19)
Minor Mistake Results in Major Marin Power OutageAccording to PG&E, the outage started at the Ignacio substation in Novato. "There was an issue with the set-up of protective systems ... which resulted in the outage," a company spokesman said. Andrea Nakano reports. (8-16-19)
San Francisco Cosmetics Business Grows Into Billion-Dollar BrandIn 1978 Jane and Jean Ford -- twin sisters from Indiana -- landed in San Francisco with no money. A flip of a coin led them to build a billion-dollar brand of cosmetics. Elizabeth Cook reports. (8-15-19)
Amazon Wants To Open Liquor Store, Deliver Alcohol To Prime Now CustomersAmazon may be mostly known as an online shopping site, but a public notice outside its warehouse at 888 Tennessee Street in San Francisco's Dogpatch says the company is now trying to open a liquor store. Betty Yu reports. (8-11-2019)
Battle Brewing Over Proposed Costco On Large Pleasanton LotThe city of Pleasanton is moving ahead in the approval process for a new Costco store. But one group of concerned residents says it's a bad idea. Katie Nielsen reports. (8-11-2019)
Illegal Pot Grow Blows Transformer Leaving Local Businesses Without Power For MonthsA large illegal pot farm blew out a transformer in East Oakland last May. Luckily there was no fire, but as Da Lin reports, it did cut power to a dozen businesses, and they are still in the dark.
East Bay Warriors Fans Wistful as Last Vestige of 'Oracle' at Oakland Arena RemovedThe arena where the Warriors have played for 47 years will no longer be known as Oracle. Christin Ayers reports. (8-8-19)
California's Largest Recycling Business Shuttering Hundreds Of CentersRePlanet is closing all 284 of its centers in California. Residents now have fewer places to go, and as Wilson Walker explains, people who rely on recycling for their livelihood will be hit the hardest.
Sprawling Rohnert Park Housing Project Promises Affordable Housing To People Who Need It MostThe sprawling 'Parkside' project in Rohnert Park is the largest development of its kind in that city. As Don Ford Tells us, it will bring affordable housing to people who need it most.
Part & Parcel Brings Women Plus Size Fashion That Finally FitsPart & Parcel CEO Lauren Haber Jonas talks to Bay Area Focus about her new apparel company that brings women plus-size fashions that finally fit.
Vallejo Draws Would-Be Homeowners Looking for Affordable Bay Area HousingVallejo is one of the few places in the Bay Area where a buyer can shell out less than a half million dollars to own a home. Betty Yu reports. (8-2-19)
Amid Housing Crisis, Number Of Housing Permits Down Across Bay AreaDespite the strong demand for housing in California, new numbers show the number of residential building permits is down significantly in the Bay Area and across California. (8/2/19)
Bay Area Home Sales Suffer June SwoonBay Area home sales in June were the lowest for that month in 11 years, according to the latest data from CoreLogic. Betty Yu reports (7-26-19)
Leading S.F. Landlord Accused of Gaming Rent Control LoopholeNew landlords in the city are allowed to pass on a whole laundry list of expenses to rent controlled tenants. Susie Steimle reports. (7-25-19)
Report: Popular Wearable Devices May Not Accurately Track Heart Rates In People Of ColorThe heart rate sensors in the most popular wearables tech, including the Apple Watch and Fitbit, might not work as well for people of color, according to a new study published by STAT. Betty Yu reports. (7-24-2019)
Justice Department Launches Antitrust Probe Of Big Tech CompaniesThe U.S. Department of Justice is launching a sweeping antitrust investigation into big tech companies, including Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple. Maria Medina reports. (7-23-2019)
'Because' Delivers Convenient Direct-To-Consumer Adult Diapers To Your DoorstepLuca Gulco, founder of 'Because' talks to Bay Area Focus about this new, convenient, direct-to-consumer adult diaper.
Developers Eye Alameda Shoreline For Ambitious Housing ProjectDevelopers have a plan to build over 1200 bayfront apartments at the South Shore Shopping Center on Alameda Island. It could take decades, and as Andria Borba reports, not every is thrilled.
Bay Area Jobs Market Powers OnThe Bay Area job market is so robust, it produced more than 40 percent of all jobs created in California during the first half of the year, according to state labor officials. Betty Yu reports. (7-19-19)
Facebook Plans To Launch Digital Currency 'Libra' Roils FedsFacebook is courting controversy on Capitol Hill with its plans to launch a digital currency. As Allen Martin tells us, some in Washington are even calling 'Libra' a potential threat to national security.
'It's Not Intended For Them'; Juul CEO Apologizes To Parents During Plant TourWeeks after San Francisco banned e-cigarette sales, the CEO of Bay Area-based Juul made an usual apology during a tour of the company's plant for a documentary. Betty Yu reports. (7-15-2019)
Protests Expected At Amazon SF Offices Over Company's Ties To ICEAs Amazon's annual "Prime Day" sale begins, protests are expected at the company's offices in San Francisco over the company's contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (7/15/19)
Amazon Prime Day Protests Planned By Immigrant Rights, Labor LeadersImmigrant rights and labor leaders are planning protests on Amazon's Prime Day to demand the company to cut ties with ICE. Betty Yu reports. (7-14-2019)
FTC Approves $5 Billion Fine for FacebookAt $5 billion, the fine the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it’s given to a technology company. Betty Yu reports. (7-12-19)
Valley Fair Mall Gets Billion-Dollar RenovationIn the South Bay a company is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on what they hope will be the mall of the future. Devin Fehely reports. (7-11-19)
Damage, Losses From Southern California Quakes Estimated At $1 BillionThe economic loss from the Southern California earthquakes is estimated at $1 billion. Nicole Comstock tells us how recovery efforts are going in Ridgecrest, the community hardest hit by the 7.1 magnitude quake.
New Numbers Show Silicon Valley Tech Jobs Are Moving NorthFor years, Silicon Valley has been the crown of the South Bay but new tech employment numbers show that its reach is expanding farther north. Betty Yu reports. (7-5-19)
No Dangerous Substance In Suspicious Package Found At Facebook Mail FacilityFacebook officials said no dangerous substances were found in a suspicious package that was found at the company's mail facility in Menlo Park on Monday, prompting the evacuation of several buildings. Jackie Ward reports. (7/2/19)
Downtown Los Gatos To Go On 'Road Diet' To Boost Business, Entice VisitorsIn one week, downtown Los Gatos will undergo a rapid and dramatic transformation, all in an effort to boost business, encourage foot traffic and entice visitors to linger and stay a bit longer. Kiet Do reports. (7-1-2019)