The largest county in the Bay Area unveiled its boldest and most aggressive plan to end homelessness following success in reaching its 2015 goal to shelter the vulnerable population. Maria Medina reports. (8-13-20)
Santa Clara County Outlines Ambitious Plan to End HomelessnessThe largest county in the Bay Area unveiled its boldest and most aggressive plan to end homelessness following success in reaching its 2015 goal to shelter the vulnerable population. Maria Medina reports. (8-13-20)
Concord Waiter Receives $1,000 Tip In Social Media ChallengeA waiter at a barbecue restaurant in Concord received a huge surprise after receiving a $1,000 tip. The money was raised in a TikTok challenge. (8/13/20)
San Jose Gives Small Businesses Space To Remain Open During PandemicSan Jose is giving some small businesses more space to help them survive the pandemic. Katie Neilsen shows us how.
Online Classes Leave Bay Area College Students Paying For Apartments They Don't Live InCollege students are being forced to pay for apartments they will never live in due to online classes during the pandemic.Susie Steimle tells us why many are finding it impossible to break their lease for the Fall.
Proposed COVID-19 Surcharge Would Help Struggling Palo Alto Restaurants, BusinessesPeople may have to pay a surcharge when they shop or dine in Palo Alto. Maria Medina tells us it could be a lifeline for struggling businesses trying to survive the pandemic.
Time Running Out On Eviction Protections For Tenants In CaliforniaThe clock is ticking down on eviction protections for tenants in California with the statewide moratorium set to expire on Friday. Susie Steimle gets perspectives from a tenant and a landlord.
Santa Clara Supervisors Consider Extension Of COVID-19 Eviction MoratoriumSupervisors in Santa Clara County are expected to consider extending an eviction moratorium enacted due to the coronavirus crisis. The moratorium is set to expire at the end of August. Kiet Do reports. (8/11/20)
Hotels Install Office Amenities to Lure Bay Area Teleworkers Out of the HouseMore hotel are fashioning rooms into office spaces as working from home becomes a longterm option for many Bay Area professionals. Betty Yu reports. (8-10-20)
Bay Area Biotech Company Takes New Approach in COVID-19 TreatmentA South San Francisco biotech firm has come up with a way to make a COVID-19 therapy without relying on repeat antibody donors using a new class of drugs called "recombinant hyperimmunes." Ken Bastida reports. (8-10-20)
AC Transit 'Tempo' Rapid Bus System Opens to RidersThe Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District launched the East Bay's first-ever rapid bus transit system on Sunday. John Ramos reports. (8-9-20)
Small San Francisco Gyms Launch Campaign Urging ReopeningFrustrated San Francisco gym owners are launching a social media campaign to get back to work. (8/7/20)
A's Sue State Agency In Quest To Build Ballpark At Howard TerminalThe Oakland A's quest for a new ballpark along the waterfront is now heading to court. (8/6/20)
Project Home: Eviction Moratorium Prevents Landlord From Evicting Tenant Using His Home As AirbnbA Fremont landlord was shocked to find out his tenant was illegally renting his property on Airbnb, but as Susie Steimle reports, state and local COVID-19 eviction moratoriums prevent him from doing anything about it.
Alaska Airlines Warns Of Hundreds Of Bay Area LayoffsAlaska Airlines is warning it may have to lay off thousands of employees, including hundreds in the Bay Area, as air travel has plummeted during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (8/4/20)
Campaign Aims To Help Struggling San Francisco Chinatown RestaurantsA campaign begins in San Francisco's Chinatown on Tuesday to help small restaurants that are struggling in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Kiet Do reports. (8/4/20)
Independent Restaurants Ad Urges Congress To Pass RESTAURANT ActIn an ad voiced by actor Morgan Freeman, the Independent Restaurant Coalition is calling on Congress to pass the RESTAURANTS Act to save the industry. If not, Betty Yu tells us, COVID-19 threatens to shut down 85% of independent restaurants.
Bay Area Rent Prices Deflate as Pandemic RagesThe economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has caused the Bay Area's once skyrocketing rental housing market to come back to earth. Devin Fehely reports. (8-3-20)
San Mateo Supervisor Seeks Fines For Mask Violations After Businesses Forced To Close AgainA San Mateo County supervisor is seeking steep fines for those not wearing masks after the county was placed on the state's COVID-19 watch list, forcing salons, gyms and other businesses to suspend indoor operations. Kiet Do reports. (8/3/20)
Residents Cry Foul After Treatment Center Buys Pricey Homes in Quiet East Bay NeighborhoodsA substance abuse treatment facility is buying up houses and turning them into centers for troubled teens in the East Bay. Neighbors say the whole process was deliberately kept secret. Susie Steimle reports. (7-31-20)
Tens of Millions Face Hardship as Federal Unemployment Payments EndNearly 30 million out-of-work Americans, including thousands in the Bay Area, are scrambling to figure out how to pay for basic expenses as federal $600-a-week unemployment benefits expire. Devin Fehely reports. (7-31-20)
Costco Reports Spike in Coronavirus Outbreaks at South Bay StoresSanta Clara County health officials are investigating clusters of COVID-19 cases at four Costco stores in the South Bay. Len Ramirez reports. (7-30-20)
SF Rental Prices Dropping Due To Decreased Demand During PandemicRent prices are dropping in San Francisco while the suburbs remain steady. The City is still the priciest place for renters, but that may not be the case for long.
CEOs Of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google Face Tough Questions In House Judiciary Antitrust ProbeFour CEOs of the biggest and most influential tech companies took the hot seat Wednesday, testifying to lawmakers during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust issues. Len Ramirez reports. (7/29/20)
CEOs Of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google Face Tough Questions In House Judiciary Antitrust ProbeFour CEOs of the biggest and most influential tech companies took the hot seat Wednesday, testifying to lawmakers during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust issues. Anne Makovec reports. (7/29/20)