Feds vs. Google: Bay Area Tech Giant's Search Policies Target Of Justice Department Antitrust CaseThe Justice Department sued San Francisco Bay Area tech giant Google Tuesday, claiming the company has been abusing its dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers. Kiet Do reports. (10/20/20)
Google Search Policies Target Of Justice Department Antitrust CaseThe Justice Department sued San Francisco Bay Area Tech giant Google Tuesday, claiming the company has been abusing its dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers. (10/20/20)
PG&E Planning More Power Shutoffs Due To Dry, Windy Weather ConditionsPG&E has announced the possibility of more Public Safety Power Shutoffs later this week. Paul Heggen has the forecast about today's Red Flag Warning, and Betty Yu tells us more about the planned power shutoffs.
Santa Clara County Eyes Lifeline For COVID-Affected Small BusinessesWith federal stimulus monies still tied up in Washington, Santa Clara County officials may be taking a bold step to help struggling small businesses. The county could soon be creating a new $100 million low-interest loan program for small businesses. Len Ramirez reports. (10/19/20)
San Mateo County Launches Task Force To Enforce COVID-19 Health OrdersAn eight-member task force is set to enforce COVID-19 health orders in San Mateo County, with fines of up to $3,000 for businesses who violate rules meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Kiet Do reports. (10/19/20)
San Jose Amazon Distribution Center Worries Neighborhood Business OwnersA massive new Amazon fulfillment center planned for San Jose promises hundreds of jobs but it could lead to some losses as well. Len Ramirez reports. (10-18-20)
South Bay Theaters Stay Closed Despite Getting Green Light to ReopenMovie theater operators in Santa Clara County say virus-control restrictions make it unprofitable to reopen. Len Ramirez reports. (10-16-20)
With Power Shutoffs, Some Calistoga Seniors Face Tough Choice – Stay or LeaveSome parts of the North Bay are still in the dark due to PG&E public safety power shutoffs and it has become a health and safety issue at one seniors community in Calistoga. Andrea Nakano reports. (10-15-20)
Vote Smart: The Battle Over Prop 22Are Uber drivers and other members of the "gig economy" truly independent contractors? Or are the actually part-time employees, eligible for the same benefits as other such workers receive? Devin Fehely delves into the controversy over Proposition 22. (10-15-20)
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