There's a last-minute push to save a Walgreens store in East Oakland. One city leader is calling the store the lifeblood of the neighborhood. Katie Nielsen reports. (7-23-21)

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Oakland Community Scrambles to Halt Closure of Neighborhood WalgreensThere's a last-minute push to save a Walgreens store in East Oakland. One city leader is calling the store the lifeblood of the neighborhood. Katie Nielsen reports. (7-23-21)
Alameda Shops Targeted With Spate of Americans With Disabilities Act LawsuitsDozens of business owners in Alameda have been hit with an ADA lawsuit recently, all from one plaintiff: Orlando Garcia, the same person behind over a thousand similar ADA complaints in San Francisco. Andria Borba reports. (7-22-21)
Campbell Jewelry Store Owner Plagued by Repeat Smash-and-Grab HeistsCampbell jeweler Aaron Peleg says he's been robbed by brazen smash-and-grab burglars four times and the crooks seem to get bolder every time. Kiet Do reports. (7-9-21)
Target Cuts Store Hours in San Francisco Due to Shoplifting SurgeTarget has cut back operating hours at its stores in San Francisco because of rampant and increasingly brazen incidents of shoplifting at certain locations in the city. Andria Borba reports. (7-2-21)
Valley Fair Mall Billion-Dollar Makeover Coincides With Retail ReboundIt's going to be a big weekend in the South Bay. Valley Fair Mall in San Jose is celebrating its reopening and a major facelift. Kiet Do reports. (6-25-21)
Albany Shops See Renewed Signs of Life as State Reopening NearsOn Solano Ave. in Albany, small business owners are seeing a surge in street traffic and excitement as the state prepares to reopen on June 15. Da Lin reports. (6-13-21)
Pandemic Provided Novato Shop Owner Lessons in Business and LifeVonnell Osmidoff, who owns Island Glow, a small resort-wear shop in Novato, has learned some tough lessons while keeping her business alive during the pandemic but she has no regrets. John Ramos reports. (6-13-21)
Unlicensed Street Vendors Sell Food, Alcohol on SF Fisherman's WharfDozens of illegal vendors have set up shop selling merchandise, food and even alcohol in direct competition with licensed merchants along San Francisco's waterfront. Da Lin reports. (5-30-21)
New Housing, Shopping, Entertainment Development Planned for Shuttered Hilltop MallRichmond's Hilltop Mall in is officially dead. In its heyday it was a bustling shopping center. But, as Wilson Walker reports, there's a new future for the 77-acre property off I-80. (4-23-21)
Community Foods Market in West Oakland Hard-Hit by PandemicCommunity Foods Market in West Oakland is facing a 28 percent decline in customer traffic since November. It's the only grocery store in area and is funded by community members. Da Lin reports. (4-9-21)
San Francisco Merchants Lament Recent Spike in BurglariesA crime wave is sweeping through San Francisco and many business owners are frustrated. They’ve struggled through the pandemic and now thieves are robbing them blind. Andrea Nakano reports (2-26-21)
Off-Duty Oakland Cops Hired to Patrol Big Retailers Hard-Hit by ThievesSome stores in Oakland are now paying upwards of $100 per hour for off-duty police officers to provide security after crime rates spiked in the past few months. Katie Nielsen reports. (2-18-21)
Bay Area Drug Stores Begin Offering COVID-19 VaccinationsIn a major step forward in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. CVS pharmacies will now be giving out free vaccines. Wilson Walker reports. (2-11-21)
Couples Getting Engaged During the Pandemic Design and Buy Rings RemotelyShopping for the perfect engagement ring doesn't necessarily involve going from store to store these days. More people, particularly millennials, are buying remotely. Betty Yu reports. (1-28-21)
Longtime Livermore Retailer Dom's Outdoor Outfitters to CloseDom's Outdoor Outfitters in Livermore is a beloved family-run business and it is closing after 51 years. Juliette Goodrich reports. (1-14-21)
Retail Experts Offer Tips For Those Holiday Store ReturnsPerhaps some holiday gifts you received may have missed the mark and you want to take them back. Before you do that, Danya Bacchus has some tips from retail experts.
Christmas Eve Shoppers Hustle to Grab Gifts in San Francisco's Union SquareIt was far less crowded in the stores surrounding San Francisco's Union Square than it would be on a typical Christmas Eve. Still, many last-minute shoppers showed up. Betty Yu reports. (12-24-20)
San Francisco Holiday Shoppers Find Plenty of Elbow Room in Union SquareIt comes as no surprise that the holiday crowds are noticeably thin in San Francisco's Union Square this pandemic-plagued year. Devin Fehely reports. (12-20-20)
Struggling SF Chinatown Businesses Ask Mayor Breed for ReliefSan Francisco Chinatown small businesses have been hit extremely hard during this pandemic and they’re asking the mayor for help. Kenny Choi reports. (12-19-20)
Dublin Grants $10,000 to Small Businesses Hit by PandemicSmall businesses hit hard by the pandemic may see some financial relief in Dublin. The city is now giving out $10,000 grants. Da Lin reports. (12-18-20)
Limited Occupancy Seen as Key to Keep Businesses Open During PandemicA new study suggests there is an effective strategy to keep businesses alive and coronavirus infections down. Andria Borba reports on what some are calling the 20-percent solution. (12-17-20)
Black Sunday Holiday Expo Showcases Small Businesses With Big AmbitionsThe economic disaster of COVID-19 has been a struggle for many but some African American business owners in Oakland are showing what resilience looks like. John Ramos reports. (12-6-20)
South Bay Residents Squeeze In Last-Minute Shopping Before COVID LockdownNew coronavirus stay-home restrictions begin Sunday at 10 p.m. in San Francisco, Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties. In San Jose, Da Lin talked to people doing some last minute shopping. (12-6-20)
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)

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