As COVID infection rates soar in the Bay Area, some small businesses are making big changes to handle the omicron surge. Da Lin reports. (1-9-22)

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COVID: Bay Area Businesses Stung by Staff Shortages, Customer FalloffAs COVID infection rates soar in the Bay Area, some small businesses are making big changes to handle the omicron surge. Da Lin reports. (1-9-22)
Supply Chain Crisis Crimps Furniture Supply as Demand SoarsDemand for furniture is peaking at a time when deliveries are back-logged. Len Ramirez reports. (1-7-22)
Future Uncertain for Fading Mountain View Shopping CenterA once-popular South Bay mall is now a ghost town. Kiet Do reports. (1-6-22)
Man Wounded in Shooting at Shopping Mall in ConcordDozens of police officers swarmed into Concord's Sunvalley Mall on New Year's Eve after a shooting left at least one man wounded with a hunt for the gunmen underway. Andrea Nakano reports. (12-31-21)
Wet Weather Dampens Post-Christmas Shopping in SF Castro DistrictRainy weather and worries about the surging COVID omicron variant likely led to a slower than expected day of shopping in San Francisco's Castro District Sunday. Betty Yu reports. (12-26-21)
Post-Christmas Price Slashing Lures Shoppers Back to MallsNow that Christmas shopping is technically over, a lot of people are bargain-hunting -- braving cold weather and virus fears -- at Bay Area shopping centers. Da Lin reports. (12-26-21)
SFPD Plays Grinch, Citing Unlicensed Food Vendors in Union SquareSan Francisco launched a crackdown on unlicensed street vendors -- particularly those selling food -- in the downtown shopping district Sunday. Da Lin reports from Union Square. (12-19-21)
Shoppers Crowd Stores on Final Pre-Christmas WeekendIt’s the last weekend before Christmas and Shawn Chitnis checked in with shoppers in Walnut Creek on a sunny day before the storms arrive. (12-19-21)
Last California Kmart Prepares to Close SundayThe once-mighty retailer that boasted nearly 2,500 stores ends its West Coast presence this weekend by liquidating virtually everything in its Grass Valley location. George Warren reports. (12-18-21)
Holiday Shoppers in San Francisco Stung But Undaunted by Inflation SpikeGovernment data shows consumer prices surged last month, up 6.8 percent in the past year. That has retail patrons feeling the pinch with the holiday shopping season in full swing. Kenny Choi reports. (12-10-21)
Walnut Creek Boosts Police Presence Downtown But Do Shoppers Feel Safer?KPIX 5's Juliette Goodrich spoke to shoppers in downtown Walnut Creek to find out if they think the city's beefed-up security is effective. (12-10-21)
Tips on Thwarting Holiday Season Package TheftJuliette Goodrich has a look at how people are fighting back against so-called porch pirates. (12-9-21)
Retailers Praise Increased Police Presence in SF Union SquareSan Francisco olice have beefed up patrols downtown ever since a rash of retail thefts a few weeks ago and, so far, it's making a difference. Andria Borba reports. (12-9-21)
San Francisco Steps Up Police Patrols in Union SquareHoping to reassure holiday shoppers and prevent more smash-and-grab retail robberies, SFPD officers are out in force and visible around San Francisco's Union Square. Andria Borba reports. (12-3-21)
Burlingame Shoppers Show Up for Small Business SaturdayBusiness owners in Burlingame told KPIX they are grateful to see the support of their community not just on Small Business Saturday but throughout the past year. Shawn Chitniss reports. (11-27-21)
Bay Area Black Friday Shoppers Brave Crowds to Snap Up DealsDespite some added security concerns, holiday shoppers were mostly undeterred. Betty Yu reports. (11-26-21)
Convention in Santa Clara Puts Focus on Small BusinessesRather than flocking to big box stores there was a huge turnout Friday to support small, local vendors in the South Bay. Shawn Chitniss reports. (11-26-21)
Black Friday Shoppers Return to Find Selection LimitedThe ongoing supply chain issues are affecting the Christmas shopping season even as in-person store traffic is up. Da Lin reports from Walnut Creek. (11-26-21)
SFPD Ramps Up Presence in Union SquareSan Francisco police are ramping up security this Black Friday around Union Square following a spate of smash-and-grab burglaries across the Bay Area. Max Darrow reports. (11-26-21)
Bay Area Shoppers Wary as Retailers Ready Return of Black FridayBay Area shoppers spent Thanksgiving at home as major retailers did not open their stores on the holiday and opinions were mixed about whether they would return to malls on Black Friday. Shawn Chitniss reports. (11-25-21)
Link Found Between Smash-and-Grab BurglariesDetectives from two Bay Area police departments separated by about 50 miles seem to have found links between two recent smash-and-grab burglaries. Max Darrow reports. (11-25-21)
Barricades, Heavy Police Presence In Walnut Creek After Smash And Grab RobberiesHoliday shopping in Walnut Creek has slowed to a crawl as police tighten security in and around Broadway Plaza. Andrea Nakano talked to shoppers and shop owners.
Bay Area Police, Businesses Gear Up for Continuing Mass Smash-and-Grab AssaultsIn the wake of a spate of smash-and-grab heists, Bay Area law enforcement officials are preparing for a continuation of this type of crime. Shawn Chitniss reports. (11-21-21)
Thieves Ransack Louis Vuitton Store in San Francisco Union SquarePolice officers in San Francisco responded to Union Square Friday night following reports of looting and vandalism at retail stores there. Kenny Choi reports. (11-19-21)

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