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)
Need Grows In Bay Area Amid Ongoing Battle For COVID-19 StimulusWhile politicians in Washington battle over the specifics of a stimulus package for Americans in need, that need is growing for many Bay Area families and cities that could use some financial help. Andrea Nakano reports. (10/7/20)
Airbnb Bans One-Night Rentals For This Year's Halloween WeekendAfter last year's deadly party in Orinda, Airbnb is introducing a ban on one-night bookings Halloween weekend. Betty Yu says the company says it is matter of public safety and public health.
Four Bay Area Counties Cannot Move To Next Tier On CA COVID-19 Reopening GuidelinesFour Bay Area counties won't be allowed to move into the next reopening tier because they failed to meet certain requirements. Joe Vazquez explains.
Reopenings: Santa Clara County To Allow For Limited Indoor Dining, Gatherings In Orange TierSanta Clara County officials announced changes Monday to its health orders that could soon pave the way for limited indoor dining and gatherings once the county moves into the Orange Tier of reopening. Len Ramirez reports. (10/5/20)
Affordable Housing Advocates Question Safety Of San Francisco SROs Amid COVID-19 CrisisIt's one of the oldest forms of affordable housing in San Francisco, SROs, short for single room occupancy hotels. Now the very people who fought to preserve this housing of last resort are calling it dangerous. Susie Steimle reports. (9/30/20)
Reopening: Indoor Dining Resumes In San Francisco, Is It Safe?For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor dining has resumed in San Francisco, with restaurants at 25 percent capacity. But is it safe? Andria Borba reports. (9/30/20)
Kevin Hart Brought Message Of Financial Literacy To Oakland...Then Everything ChangedJP Morgan Chase brings comedian Kevin Hart to Oakland to school students on financial literacy, tour businesses and team up with the Warriors' Steph Curry just days before the COVID-19 shutdown. Oakland Promise CEO Mia Bonta talks to BR's Jan Mabry about how to keep students on track during the pandemic
Oakland Afr.-Am. Chamber Of Commerce Raises $1M To Help Black Businesses During PandemicBR host Jan Mabry talks to Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce president Cathy D. Adams about the organization's $1 million fund to give grants black businesses during the pandemic.
UC Davis Researchers Study Effects of Wildfire Smoke on Wine Grape HarvestNorthern California vineyards have been exposed for weeks to wildfire smoke but how much actual damage have the grapes sustained? It's complicated. Don Ford reports. (9-25-20)
San Francisco Company Offers Rent Guarantee to Small LandlordsSay you're a landlord and you could guarantee that, if your tenant doesn’t pay rent, you don’t lose money? Zumper, an online rental platform, is launching a first-of-its-kind rent guarantee program aimed at doing just that.Susie Steimle reports. (9-24-20)
UAL Begins Rapid Coronavirus Testing for Hawaii-Bound Flights From SFOUnited Airlines is rolling out rapid COVID-19 tests for its flights from SFO to Hawaii. It would mean travelers would not have to quarantine for 14 days. Len Kiese reports. (9-24-20)
Berkeley Approves Ban On Junk Food Sales At Grocery Checkout AislesSix years after enacting a tax on soda, Berkeley officials became the first in the nation to ban unhealthy food from being sold at checkout aisles at most grocery stores. Don Ford reports. (9/23/20)
Pandemic Spurs Backyard Granny Unit Construction BoomThe pandemic has spurred backyard granny unit construction boom in the Bay Area. Betty Yu talked to a builder who is building and delivering these units in a fraction of the time.
Alameda, San Mateo, Solano Counties Move Up To Red Tier In CA Reopening PlanAlameda, San Mateo and Solano counties are in the Red Tier, after moving up a rung on the state's color-coded coronavirus tracking map. Maria Medina tells us which businesses will reopen, and which ones will not.l
Tesla Unveils Electric Vehicle Battery Breakthroughs; Investors Fear Long Wait To AdoptTesla is working on new battery technology that CEO Elon Musk says will enable the company within the next three years to make sleeker, more affordable cars that can travel dramatically longer distances on a single charge. (9/22/20)
Plans Unveiled for Development Around Future Downtown San Jose BART StationPlans unveiled by the VTA and London-based design firm Foster Partners show how a future downtown San Jose BART station could spur a densely-packed development around it. Len Ramirez reports. (9-20-20)