BR Gets A Virtual Wine Tasting Experience With Coco Noir Wine Co-Founder Alicia KiddWine entrepreneur Alicia Kidd talks about Coco Noir Wine Shop & Bar opening soon in Oakland and gives Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry an amazing virtual wine tasting experience.
Project Home: San Francisco Passes 'Long Overdue' Ordinance Requiring Landlords To Report VacanciesSan Francisco supervisors unanimously approved a measure that will help the city track how many apartment units are sitting empty. Susie Steimle reports. (12/2/20)
COVID: Bay Area Charities Say Donations Down Drastically As Need RisesSome Bay Area charities and nonprofits report donations are down drastically due to the pandemic at a time when the demand has become dramatic. Joe Vazquez reports. (12/2/20)
COVID: Mayor London Breed's Dinner At French Laundry Prompts Calls For AccountabilitySan Francisco residents and business owners are demanding accountability from Mayor London Breed after it was revealed that she at The French Laundry for a birthday party as the city looks at new restrictions to curb growing COVID-19 cases. Kenny Choi reports. (12/2/20)
With Vacancy Rates High Bay Area Rent Prices PlummetingRent prices across the Bay Area are plummeting. They are down nearly 24 percent in one city. Betty Yu shows us what we can get for our money now.
$1 Wage Hike During Pandemic Is Terrible Timing For Some Novato BusinessesThe City of Novato approved a series of minimum wage hikes. John Ramos reports that due to the pandemic, businesses may have a tough time paying their employees $1/hour more come January 1.
Victims Of EDD Debit Card Scam Fighting Bank Of America For Their MoneyKPIX first reported scammers were emptying the bank accounts of people with EDD debit cards issued by Bank of America. Kenny Choi reports that since then, we have heard from dozens more who are fighting with B of A to get their money back.
Transition: Women Named To Biden Economic Team; Trump Doesn't Concede As Arizona Certifies ResultsPresident-elect Joe Biden is set to announce members of the new administration's economic team, including Cal economist Janet Yellen. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump refused to concede as Arizona certified a Biden win in the state. Skyler Henry reports. (11/30/20)
COVID: New Shelter-In-Place Possible For Some California Counties As Cases Shatter RecordsAs COVID-19 cases in California continue to shatter records, officials said new shelter-in-place orders could be possible for some counties in the Purple Tier. Andria Borba reports. (11/30/20)
Fear, Prejudice Contribute to Pandemic Slump in San Francisco ChinatownSan Francisco's Chinatown is fighting for its economic life as fear of the pandemic is causing long-time businesses to fail. John Ramos reports. (11-29-20)
As Coronavirus Surges, SF and San Mateo Counties Roll Back to Purple TierWith COVID-19 cases still soaring, San Francisco and San Mateo counties were set to turn back from the red tier to the purple tier, triggering a new wave of restrictions. Betty Yu reports. (11-28-20)
Santa Clara County Issues Tough New Restrictions on Businesses, Travelers, SportsWith new COVID cases and hospitalizations continuing to surge, Santa Clara County health officials Saturday announced further restrictions on local businesses, discouraged non-essential travel and will now require a 14-day quarantine. Da Lin reports. (11-28-20)
Small Business Saturday Turns 10 in Make-or-Break Pandemic YearFor many independent businesses Small Business Saturday opens a critical holiday shopping season and, in this pandemic year, one-fifth say they will have to close if things don't get better soon. Sharon Chin reports. (11-28-20)
News Conference: Santa Clara County Officials Announce Stringent Measures to Combat VirusCiting a record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, public health officials in Santa Clara County announced sweeping news changes to county services and public businesses and urged people to isolate at home as much as possible. (11-28-20)
Black Friday Crowds Descend on Livermore, Avoid Downtown S.F.This Black Friday was a tale of two quite-different shopping experiences in the Bay Area. Da Lin reports. (11-27-20)
COVID Travel: Millions of Californians Drive, Fly Despite Warnings To Stay Home For ThanksgivingAs many as 50 million Americans are estimated to have traveled for Thanksgiving despite increased cases of COVID-19 and warnings from public health officials to stay home. Susie Steimle reports. (11/25/20)
'Shop Concord' Gift Card Save Money While Helping Struggling Local BusinessesSmall businesses all across the Bay Area are struggling due to the pandemic. Don Ford reports the Concord Chamber of Commerce has a new idea they think can help.
Lawmakers Seek Answers After $140M In Unemployment Benefits Paid To PrisonersCalifornia lawmakers are demanding answers after prosecutors said more than $140 million in state unemployment benefits were paid to prisoners, including those on death row. Kenny Choi reports. (11/25/20)
Some CA Gig Workers May Owe EDD Overpaid BenefitsGig workers getting unemployment may be on the hook to pay back some of their benefits. As Kristine Lazar, some may owe the state money due to overpayment.
SF's Iconic Flower Mart Gets Creative To Survive PandemicSan Francisco's iconic Flower Mart is struggling due to the pandemic. Emily Turner tells us, they had to get creative to stay afloat.
FDA Allows Emergency Use of Antibody Drug Trump ReceivedThere is another hopeful milestone Sunday after the FDA issued an emergency-use authorization for Regeneron's antibody cocktail to treat the coronavirus. Emily Turner reports. (11-22-20)
Little Sign of Pre-Thanksgiving Pandemic Panic Buying in East BayThe surge in COVID-19 cases has reportedly caused a new round of panic buying days before the Thanksgiving but worries about a lack of toilet paper may be overblown. John Ramos reports. (11-21-20)