Two Oakland restaurants -- Palmetto and Kon Tiki -- will start refusing service to those without proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or a recent negative test for the coronavirus. Andria Borba reports. (7-22-21)

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2 Oakland Dining Spots to Require Proof of COVID VaccinationTwo Oakland restaurants -- Palmetto and Kon Tiki -- will start refusing service to those without proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or a recent negative test for the coronavirus. Andria Borba reports. (7-22-21)
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)
Several San Francisco Restaurants Add Dine-In Surcharges to Cover EmployeesThe next time you dine out you might notice something extra on your tab. A growing number of restaurants are using a new approach to offset ballooning costs. Betty Yu reports. (7-18-21)
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)
Bay Area Olympic Swimmer Dives Into New Career as Napa Valley VintnerNatalie Coughlin, Olympic swimming great, has a new life as an entrepreneur in the Napa Valley. As Vern Glenn found out, she's moved from water to wine. (7-5-21)
A Look at the History of Nathan's Famous Hot DogsGerman immigrants brought frankfurters to America in the 1800s. Nathan's Famous hot dogs in Coney Island helped elevate the food to an American classic. Michael George reports. (7-4-21)
Infrequent Beer Deliveries Leave Many San Francisco Bars Tapped OutGolden Brands, one of the Bay Area's major beer distributors, has made some unwelcome changes to its delivery schedule and small bar owners in San Francisco are hopping mad. Wilson Walker reports. (6-20-21)
San Francisco Nightlife: Lively Again But Not Quite Back to NormalOn the first Friday of reopening, restaurants were back to full capacity, not just in street-side parklets but in the inviting interiors San Francisco dining is all about. Andria Borba reports. (6-18-21)
San Francisco Businesses Team Up to Draw Visitors DowntownOn the first weekend after California's reopening some businesses are teaming up, using a new tactic to draw people back into downtown San Francisco. Wilson Walker reports. (6-18-21)
Gov. Newsom Visits Oakland to Promote COVID Relief for Small BusinessesJustin Andrews reports on Gov. Gavin Newsom continuing to promote programs the state has set up to help small businesses still struggling as the state reopens from the pandemic (6-17-2021)
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)
Restaurant Owners Worry About Patrons Behaving Badly After COVID ReopeningIn a matter of days restaurants will be able to fully reopen for the first time in over a year. KPIX 5's Susie Steimle spoke with some owners who are a little nervous about what happens next. (6-11-21)
NASCAR Returns to Sonoma Raceway Following Pandemic HiatusThis weekend will see the first NASCAR race at Sonoma Raceway in 714 days and local businesses are ready for action. Andrea Nakano reports. (6-4-21)
Outdoor Dining, To-Go Cocktails, Maybe Masks Could Last Past June 15Even though June 15 is California's reopening date, workplace COVID rules are still being finalized by state regulators and Gov. Newsom. Kenny Choi reports. (6-3-21)
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)
San Francisco Sees Sharp Spike in Tourism as Memorial Day Weekend BeginsTourism experts say the big crowds in the city this Memorial Day weekend signal an upward trend in the economic recovery. Da Lin reports. (5-29-21)
Vendors At Berryessa Flea Market Plead Hope to Survive Transit DevelopmentJohn Ramos reports on vendors at a San Jose flea market asking city officials for assistance amid development near Berryessa BART station (5-19-2021)
Taste of Temescal Food Crawl Returns to Telegraph AvenueThe annual Taste of Temescal culinary crawl returned to Oakland Tuesday evening after it was canceled last year due to the pandemic. Kenny Choi reports. (5-18-21)
As Experts Question Need for Masks in Bay Area, Many Remain Reluctant to Remove ThemHow comfortable will Californians be giving up their masks? That’s a question many people are asking themselves these days as wearing a face covering becomes more of a choice than a mandate. John Ramos reports. (5-9-21)
Napa Valley Grape Growers Say Dry Year Survivable But Fear Prolonged DroughtMost farmers are worried about their crops as they head into the second straight dry year. Vineyard owners say they may be the lucky ones -- at least so far. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-7-21)
Barflies Buzz as San Francisco Enters Yellow TierAt long last San Francisco bars reopened (with restrictions) Thursday as the city entered the yellow tier. Andria Borba reports. (5-6-21)
South Bay Farms, Ranches Grapple With Worsening DroughtSanta Clara County ranchers and farmers fear the worst as the region descends deeper into a severe drought. Len Ramirez reports. (5-6-21)
Service Industry Employers Lament: Where Are the Workers?At the same time the restaurant industry is bouncing back with customers filling tables, many restaurant operators are facing a new hurdle: hiring back employees. Wilson Walker reports. (5-6-21)

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