On the ballot this year is a proposition that says it will help wildfire victims and change state property tax policy. Susie Steimle reports. (10-23-20)
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California Prop 19 Means Different Things to Different HomeownersOn the ballot this year is a proposition that says it will help wildfire victims and change state property tax policy. Susie Steimle reports. (10-23-20)
Audits Show Fraud Permeates Through Federal COVID-19 Relief ProgramsA pair of audits of the Small Business Administration that are about to be released find “significant evidence” the SBA approved hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in potentially fraudulent loans. Kenny Choi reports. (10/21/20)
Oakland Firm Ramping Up Production Of 3D Printed HomesOakland-based Mighty Buildings has created a massive 3D printer to build houses from the ground up, an eighth of an inch at a time. John Ramos reports. (10/21/20)
San Jose Allows Some Restaurants To Stay Open Until Midnight After Police ShutdownsSan Jose has agreed to allow some downtown restaurants to stay open until midnight. Len Ramirez tells us, this comes after incidents when police tried shutting down diners early.
Reopening: San Francisco Co. Becomes First In California To Move Into Yellow TierSan Francisco County is the first in California to move into the Yellow Tier meaning many indoor businesses will be able to reopen, but with limited capacity. Joe Vazquez breaks down the new rules.
San Francisco Co.'s Move To Yellow Tier Welcome News For Downtown BusinessesBusinesses in San Francisco's Financial District welcomed news that San Francisco moved to the state's Yellow Tier. Wilson Walker reports many are wondering if office workers will return.
Santa Clara Co. Official Calls CA Plan To Allow Fans In Stadiums Is 'Unconscionable'Santa Clara County's Chief Executive Officer described the state's plan to reopen stadiums as reckless, mind-boggling and unconscionable. Devin Fehely has more on the new rules.
Feds vs. Google: Bay Area Tech Giant's Search Policies Target Of Justice Department Antitrust CaseThe Justice Department sued San Francisco Bay Area tech giant Google Tuesday, claiming the company has been abusing its dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers. Kiet Do reports. (10/20/20)
Google Search Policies Target Of Justice Department Antitrust CaseThe Justice Department sued San Francisco Bay Area Tech giant Google Tuesday, claiming the company has been abusing its dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers. (10/20/20)
PG&E Planning More Power Shutoffs Due To Dry, Windy Weather ConditionsPG&E has announced the possibility of more Public Safety Power Shutoffs later this week. Paul Heggen has the forecast about today's Red Flag Warning, and Betty Yu tells us more about the planned power shutoffs.
Santa Clara County Eyes Lifeline For COVID-Affected Small BusinessesWith federal stimulus monies still tied up in Washington, Santa Clara County officials may be taking a bold step to help struggling small businesses. The county could soon be creating a new $100 million low-interest loan program for small businesses. Len Ramirez reports. (10/19/20)
San Mateo County Launches Task Force To Enforce COVID-19 Health OrdersAn eight-member task force is set to enforce COVID-19 health orders in San Mateo County, with fines of up to $3,000 for businesses who violate rules meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Kiet Do reports. (10/19/20)
San Jose Amazon Distribution Center Worries Neighborhood Business OwnersA massive new Amazon fulfillment center planned for San Jose promises hundreds of jobs but it could lead to some losses as well. Len Ramirez reports. (10-18-20)
South Bay Theaters Stay Closed Despite Getting Green Light to ReopenMovie theater operators in Santa Clara County say virus-control restrictions make it unprofitable to reopen. Len Ramirez reports. (10-16-20)
With Power Shutoffs, Some Calistoga Seniors Face Tough Choice – Stay or LeaveSome parts of the North Bay are still in the dark due to PG&E public safety power shutoffs and it has become a health and safety issue at one seniors community in Calistoga. Andrea Nakano reports. (10-15-20)
Vote Smart: The Battle Over Prop 22Are Uber drivers and other members of the "gig economy" truly independent contractors? Or are the actually part-time employees, eligible for the same benefits as other such workers receive? Devin Fehely delves into the controversy over Proposition 22. (10-15-20)
Seniors At San Francisco’s Midtown Park Apartments Prevail In Longest Standing Rent Strike Against CityThe longest-running rent strike in San Francisco has come to a close, as tenants at the Midtown Park Apartments won their battle against the city. Susie Steimle reports. (10/14/20)
Latest PSPS Outages Leaves Thousands Of Bay Area PG&E Customers In The DarkThousands of people in the Bay Area are without power late Wednesday night as part of Pacific Gas & Electric Company's latest Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). Andrea Nakano reports from Calistoga, where much of the town is without power. (10/14/20)
East Bay Firefighters Call on Oakley to Pause New DevelopmentThe East Contra Costa fire district sent a letter to the Oakley city council telling them to stop approving new residential and commercial projects until they pay up and increase impact fees charged on developers. Da Lin reports. (10-11-20)
City Home Sales Surge Even as San Francisco Exodus ContinuesThere have been many reports of people fleeing the city during the pandemic but new numbers show the flip side of the exodus. In fact, San Francisco has seen something of a real estate buying frenzy lately. Kenny Choi reports. (10-9-20)
African American Business Group Seeks to Buy Oakland Coliseum Site for NFL FranchiseA local investment group is looking to buy Oakland's stake in the Coliseum site and build a new stadium to lure an NFL franchise, which would be the first in the league to be majority-owned by African Americans. Da Lin reports. (10-9-20)
Vote Smart: Proposition 23 and the Dialysis IndustryDevin Fehely takes a close look at how Prop 23 would potentially overhaul the dialysis industry. (10-9-20)
Google Shows Details of Major San Jose Development ProjectGoogle is about to disrupt more than technology. Len Ramirez takes a look at how the Silicon Valley titan's huge development plan will transform downtown San Jose. (10-8-20)
Rent Control Back On Ballot In California With Prop 21Voters will decide on the issue of rent control for the second time in two years. Rent control could be expanded statewide if voters approve Proposition 21. Susie Steimle reports. (10/7/20)