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)
Dispute Over Plan To Transform Old San Jose Hospital Into Urban VillageA piece of old San Jose may get a second life. Len Ramirez tell us a developer plans to turn the old San Jose Hospital into the city's newest urban village.
San Francisco One Of First Cities To Tax Uber, Lyft RidesUber and Lyft rides in San Francisco could start costing more. Da Lin reports that's because the city may become the first in the state to tax them.
Dave Chappelle Among Comedians Seeking To Save Punch LineComedy legend Dave Chappelle has joined local comics and city officials in an effort to save the Punch Line comedy club, which may be forced out of its current location on Battery Street. Emily Turner reports. (5/21/19)
New State Law Proposal Could Create New Rules For E-Scooter, E-Bike CompaniesA California lawmaker has proposed a new law that would create new rules of the road for electric scooters and bikes. The bill just passed the Assembly and moves on to the Senate for approval. Maria Medina reports. (5-20-2019)
Tela Stock Plunges As Analyst Calls 'Code Red' On Car-Maker's IssuesTesla stock was hammered Monday after an analyst once bullish on the electric car maker said the company's various issues have put it in a "code red" situation. Andria Borba reports. (5/20/19)
Ford Announces Global Job CutsFord says it is cutting thousands of jobs around the world.
Gucci Under Fire For Selling Turban As Fashion AccessoryAn uproar over a head wrap made by Gucci and offered for sale at Nordstrom has prompted the retailer to pull it from their shelves. Betty Yu reports that American Sikhs want an apology from the designer.
Shack On San Francisco's Potrero Hill Hits Market For $2.5 MillionA shack in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood has just hit the market for a jaw-dropping price. (5/14/19)
Developer Backs Out Of Controversial Ohlone College Housing ProjectA developer has pulled out of a controversial housing project at Ohlone College. John Ramos tells us why a plan for hundreds of apartments and townhomes ran into a wall of resistance.
SF Startup Promotes Unique Baby Formula to Health-Conscious MomsBreast milk may be best for babies but new mothers have a healthy alternative in "Bobbie," a formula created with grass-fed dairy, no artificial ingredients, GMOs, corn syrup or soy. Betty Yu reports. (5-10-19)
Bay Area Wine Producers Fear Effect of Increased China TariffsWith the U.S. and China embroiled in what appears to be a worsening trade war, The tariff increase and the threat of further escalation has raised concerns in Bay Area wine country. Wilson Walker reports. (5-10-19)
AT&T's Early '5G' Implementation Lacks SpeedMany iPhone users on the AT&T network in the Bay Area got a surprise: where it used to say "LTE" in the corner of the screen it now says "5Ge" but crazy fast speeds aren't on the way. Kiet Do explains. (5-9-19)
Neighborhood Near SAP Center Gets New Life Through Urban DevelopmentsThe North San Pedro St. area is one of the oldest sections of downtown San Jose. After decades of blight and neglect, it's seeing new life spring up in the shadow of the SAP Center. Len Ramirez reports. (5-8-2019)
Rideshare Drivers Plan To Strike Ahead Of Uber's IPOUber is about to raise billions by going public on May 9, while Lyft has already cashed in with Wall Street investors. Now, rideshare drivers who also want a piece of the action are planning a collective protest. Wilson Walker reports. (5-7-2019)
'Power Plant Park' Could Make Richmond The Cannabis Capital Of Contra Costa CountyThe city of Richmond's planning commission recently approved the proposed 18-acre marijuana production facility. It's expected to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue once it's completed. Katie Nielsen reports. (5-5-2019)