Hiring is booming in the Bay Area. In some counties jobless rates have never been lower and hiring has never been harder. Simon Perez reports. (6-21-19)
Bay Area Sees Record Low UnemploymentHiring is booming in the Bay Area. In some counties jobless rates have never been lower and hiring has never been harder. Simon Perez reports. (6-21-19)
San Francisco Moves Closer To Banning All E-Cigarette Sales CitywideSan Francisco is on track to become the first city in the U.S. to ban e-cigarette sales. Small businesses told Betty Yu that it would be a disaster for them. (6-18-2019)
PG&E Agrees To Pay $1 Billion To Governments For Wildfire DamagePG&E has agreed to pay $1 billion to local governments for their losses from wildfires dating back to 2015. Those payments will be included in the utility's Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan once it's finalized. Joe Vazquez reports. (6-18-2019)
Google Pledges $1 Billion To Address Bay Area Housing CrunchGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai announced Tuesday that the tech giant would invest $1 billion over the next several years to help build housing in the Bay Area. Emily Turner reports. (6/18/19)
San Francisco Considers Banning All E-Cigarette Sales CitywideThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors is expected to consider a measure banning sales of all electronic cigarettes citywide. (6/18/19)
Apple CEO Tim Cook Cautions Tech World In Stanford Grad SpeechApple CEO Tim Cook delivered the commencement address at Stanford on Sunday. His advice to the Class of 2019 included a strongly-worded message targeted at his own industry. Devin Fehely reports. (6-16-2019)
New Chase Center Hosts Job Fair for Future EmployeesChase Center will open doors of opportunity for workers in San Francisco who previously found it too expensive or time-consuming to travel to Oracle Arena in Oakland. Devin Fehely reports. (6-15-19)
Luxury Condo Market in San Francisco Still HotReal estate analysts say the condo market in the city by the bay is still wild. The current median condo sales price in San Francisco is $1.25 million. Betty Yu reports. (6-14-19)
New BART Cars to Be Assembled in Bay AreaStarting this fall BART's sleek new rail cars will be made in Pittsburg. Wilson Walker reports. (6-14-19)
New Zero-Emission Bay Ferry Set To Launch In FallNew ferries powered by hydrogen fuel cells are just months away from hit the waves on San Francisco Bay. They will be the first commercial vessels in the world to go emissions-free. Kiet Do reports. (6-13-19)
First-Of-Its-Kind Makeup Startup Created For Asian AmericansOrcé Cosmetics is a first-of-its kind makeup startup that's made for Asian Americans and wants to help shatter the narrow standards of beauty within Asian culture. Betty Yu reports. (6-11-2019)
Sephora To Shut U.S. Store Doors For Inclusion, Diversity TrainingThe personal care and beauty store Sephora is shutting its doors for an hour on Wednesday morning to train its employees on inclusion and diversity. Maria Medina reports. (6-4-2019)
Apple Unveils Latest Updates In Response To User Feedback At WWDCAmong the updates to its products unveiled at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference are privacy improvements and a native app to track menstrual cycles. Kiet Do reports. (6/3/19)
Vallejo Tenants Get Slapped With Notice To Double Their RentTenants at two apartment complexes in Vallejo just got slapped with a huge rent increase. John Ramos tells us the spike could turn many of them out onto the street.
Explosions Set Off Fire At Chemical Plant In Santa ClaraTwo explosions rocked the industrial area of Santa Clara late Saturday afternoon, sparking a fire at a chemical plant. Andrea Nakano tells us how it all started.
Community Foods Market Opens Bringing Fresh Food, Produce To West OaklandA grassroots market opened its doors in West Oakland on Saturday. Da Lin was there on opening day.
Swedish Company Bringing Pogo Sticks to San Francisco as Scooter AlternativeSan Franciscans may soon be able to bounce their way around town, if a Swedish-based mobility company called Cangoroo has its way. Devin Fehely reports. (6-1-19)
Report: DoJ Preparing Antitrust Investigation of GoogleSilicon Valley tech giant Google may be at the center of an anti-trust investigation by the Department of Justice, according to the Wall Street Journal. Maria Medina reports. (5-31-19)
IPO Wealth Begins Showing Up in Rising Bay Area Home SalesThere is an increase in buyer activity across the Bay Area suggesting that IPO expectations are already showing up in the real estate market. Betty Yu reports. (5-30-19)
Family Sues Tesla After Model X Pinned Pregnant Mother In Garage, Broke Her BonesA family filed a lawsuit in Alameda County suing Tesla, claiming the company's car pinned an 8-month pregnant woman into the wall of her own garage, breaking her bones and sending her into premature labor. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-29-2019)
Bay Area Bakery Launches Construction Co-Op To Help House Service Industry WorkersThere’s no doubt the Bay Area needs more housing and now a group of entrepreneurs with an unusual business model are pitching in to help. John Ramos reports. (5/28/19)
'Hers By Chantell' Offers Amazingly Believable Wigs, Hair Pieces At A Fraction Of CostCelebrity stylist Chantell Carrtherol, creator of 'Hers by Chantell' brings model Annette Perot with her to Bay Area Focus and talks about her amazing lace-front wigs and hair pieces for women who want a change in style, and others who want them due to hair loss. Chantell's products are like the ones the pros use in Hollywood, but sell at a fraction of the cost. Check out hersbychantell.com for more information.
Meet Celebrity Stylist Chantell Carrtherol, Creator Of 'Hers By Chantell'Celebrity stylist Chantell Carrtherol brings model Annette Perot with her to BR and talks to Christin about her amazing lace-front wigs and hair pieces for women who want a change in style and others who need them for medical reasons. Chantell's products are like the ones the pros use, but at a fraction of the cost. Check out hersbychantell.com for more information.
Plan Scrapped For Controversial Vallejo Cement FactoryThe five-year battle on a controversial cement plant in Vallejo is over. Da Lin reports that Vallejo Marine Terminal will no longer seek permission to build a cement plant at the old General Mills site in South Vallejo.
Glassdoor Plans Move Into Downtown San FranciscoDespite a wave of tech companies abandoning San Francisco a heavy-hitter now headquartered in Marin County, is moving in. Susie Steimle reports. (5-24-19)
Faked Pelosi Video Foreshadows Political Chaos as Imaging Tech AdvancesA doctored video of Nancy Pelosi that surfaced this week has been viewed millions of times and two social media giants are refusing to take it down. Melissa Caen reports. (5-24-19)
Amazon Offers Gift Cards to Subjects Who Agree to Full-Body 3-D ScansAmazon is offering a gift card to anyone who signs up for a 3-D body scan but there's speculation about how the company could use the results of those scans. Nicole Comstock reports. (5-23-19)
Uber Launches Submarine Tours of Great Barrier ReefFrom May 27 through June 18, exploring the world's largest coral reef system will be easier than ever thanks to mini-submarine tours by Uber. Anne Makovec reports. (5-23-19)
U.S.-China Trade War Drying Up Wine Exports From Napa ValleyThe U.S. trade war with China is drying up wine exports from the Napa valley. Some wineries reporting sales to China have hit rock bottom as a new round of tariffs are expected on June 1. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-22-2019)