Friday marked the restart of limited indoor dining and reopening of movie theaters in Santa Clara and San Francisco counties. Katie Nielsen reports. (3-5-21)

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Indoor Restaurant Dining Resumes, Movie Theaters Reopen in SF and Santa Clara CountiesFriday marked the restart of limited indoor dining and reopening of movie theaters in Santa Clara and San Francisco counties. Katie Nielsen reports. (3-5-21)
San Francisco Bayview Restaurateur Provides Community SupportSharon Chin reports on how a successful San Francisco restaurant owner is paying it forward in the Bay View District (3-3-2021)
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)
Santa Clara County Relaxes Outdoor Gathering RulesSanta Clara County announced some major changes to COVID restrictions on Thursday night and said the county could be back in the Red Tier by the middle of next week. Katie Nielsen reports. (2-25-21)
Some Marin County Businesses Resume or Expand Indoor OperationsEmily Turner reports on the return to the red tier allowing some businesses in the North Bay to resume indoor activities (2-24-2021)
Businesses To Expand Operations After San Mateo County Moves into Red TierWilson Walker reports on San Mateo County restaurant owners having mixed feelings about return to red tier (2-23-2021)
South Bay Restaurants Donate Portion of Purchases Toward Texas Disaster ReliefA South Bay restaurateur is donating $1 for every entree sold at her Los Gatos and San Jose restaurants on Friday and Saturday this and next weekend to help storm-stricken Texans. Maria Medina reports. (2-19-21)
East Bay Restaurants Band Together to Boost Business Amid PandemicIn the Tri Valley, the coronavirus pandemic is forcing the restaurant industry to come up with new ways to drum up business. The result: Taste Tri-Valley Restaurant Week, an effort to help businesses survive. Andrea Nakano reports. (2-19-21)
San Leandro Used-Equipment Warehouse Shows Pandemic's Toll on RestaurantsThe pandemic’s heavy toll on the restaurant industry can be seen in Jose Bonilla Jr.’s cavernous San Leandro warehouse, which is packed with industrial ovens, grills, mixers, refrigerators, dining tables and chairs. Don Ford reports. (2-19-21)
Livermore Cites Bike Repairman for Working Out of His GarageLivermore cited A.J. Wright for operating a bicycle business out of his house after a neighbor complained but he says, during the pandemic, he's just doing what he can to get by. Katie Nielsen reports. (2-19-21)
East Bay Florists Welcome Valentine Rush After Months of LockdownSecond only to Mothers' Day, Valentine's Day is a lucrative time of the year for florists and, while the pandemic may be changing the way business is done, it hasn’t dampened people’s desire to say “I love you.” John Ramos reports. (2-13-21)
Sonoma Restaurant Closes Amid Controversy Over Former Staffer's BLM MaskA week after reopening, a popular Sonoma restaurant closed abruptly this week after receiving death threats. Don Ford reports (2-11-21)
State Ban on Disposing Treated Wood Hammers Home-Improvement BusinessThe state of California has banned the disposal of a common building material and it is leaving homeowners and contractors with no place to dump it. John Ramos reports. (1-31-21)
South Bay Chefs Feed Furloughed WorkersThese have been tough days for the food service business but one chef in San Jose has been operating a unique kitchen to help struggling restaurants and their laid-off workers. John Ramos reports. (1-30-21)
San Mateo City Leaders Mull Making Outdoor Downtown Dining Spaces PermanentDuring the pandemic, restaurants in San Mateo have added thousands of square feet of outdoor dining space. Now city leaders are wondering: should this be made permanent? Andria Borba reports (1-29-21)
Small Winery Operators Fear New California Wastewater Rules Will Cork ProfitsCalifornia regulators have approved a new set of statewide rules for wastewater discharged from wineries and some smaller operators in the North Bay are saying the requirements could put them out of business. John Ramos reports. (1-23-21)
Morgan Hill Police Report Burglary Spike; Businesses, Construction Sites TargetedPolice in Morgan Hill said the number of commercial burglaries in the South Bay community have skyrocketed in recent weeks. Katie Nielsen reports. (1-22-21)
Fishermen Disappointed by Crab Catch Following Delayed Dungeness Season OpeningThe news for commercial crabbers this season has been almost entirely bad. Don Ford reports from Bodega Bay. (1-14-21)
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)
San Jose Corner Market Sells Powerball Ticket Worth $2.76 MillionPeople were lining up at Paul’s Market on Empire Street in San Jose Thursday, hoping they can take advantage of the store’s good luck. (1-14-21)
Beloved Livermore Sporting Goods Store Closes After 51 Years In BusinessKiet Do reports on popular Livermore shop Dom's Outdoor Outfitters shutting its doors due to COVID-19 pandemic (1-14-2021)
Oakland Restaurant Week Expands to Include Local Businesses Struggling Amid PandemicIt’s Restaurant Week in Oakland but this year it’s unlike any other. For businesses that are struggling to survive, the event is more like a lifeline to keep their doors open. Andrea Nakano reports. (1-8-21)
Small Businesses in SF RIchmond District Hard Hit by Spike in BurglariesMany small businesses in San Francisco that weathered the pandemic are barely hanging on and, as Betty Yu reports, they are being plagued by a rising crime wave. (1-8-21)
California EDD Suspends 1.4 Million Virus Unemployment ClaimsThe California Employment Development Dept. flagged 3.5 million accounts as potentially fraudulent then disqualified 1.9 million of those, leaving 1.4 million claimants waiting for payments while their identities are verified. Kenny Choi reports. (1-8-21)

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