A start-up company on the Peninsula is offering homeowners a chance to place a 'granny unit' in their backyard quickly, and as John Ramos tells us, without having to deal with the bureaucracy of city hall.
Homeowners Can Eliminate Red Tape With Prefab Backyard 'Granny Units'A start-up company on the Peninsula is offering homeowners a chance to place a 'granny unit' in their backyard quickly, and as John Ramos tells us, without having to deal with the bureaucracy of city hall.
Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly Hologram Tour Kicks Off In San FranciscoDecades after their passing, rock legends Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly will return to the stage as holograms as part of a nationwide tour that kicks off in San Francisco this week. (9/17/19)
Old, Exposed PG&E Gas Line In Briones Park Has Neighbors, Fire Officials ConcernedAn exposed PG&E pipeline, that runs about 40 feet through Briones Park near Lafayette, is raising concerns among fire officials in and neighbors alike. Don Ford went out to take a look at it.
Newsom Announces Actions Targeting Youth Vaping EpidemicGov. Gavin Newsom announced several actions aimed at a rise in youth vaping, including higher taxes on the products, larger warning labels and a $20 million awareness campaign. (9/16/19)
Raw Video: Trump Announces Proposed Ban On E-Cigarette FlavorsPresident Donald Trump announced his administration would seek a ban on flavored e-cigarettes other than tobacco, in the wake of a teen vaping epidemic and a rise in vaping-related illnesses and deaths. (9/11/19)
Delays, Cancellations Continue At SFO Amid Runway Construction ProjectThousands of passengers flying from San Francisco International Airport have faced delays and cancellations since last week, as the airport continues construction work on runway 28L. Jackie Ward reports. (9/11/19)
Newsom Signs Bills Limiting Vaccine Exemptions Amid Protests At CapitolAmid a day of protests at the State Capitol, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law bills that limit vaccine exemptions that doctors can issue. (9/10/19)
Only One Woman On Forbes List Of '100 Most Innovative Business Leaders'Only one woman made the list of Forbes Magazine's '100 Most Innovative Business Leader.' Devin Fehely looks at the numbers.
Raw Video: Attorneys General Announce Antitrust Probe Of GoogleAbout 50 attorneys general, from both major political parties, have launched an antitrust probe on internet giant Google. (9/9/19)
San Francisco Offers $2.5 Billion to Buy PG&E Electricity InfrastructureIn an effort to create a city-run electric utility in San Francisco, mayor London Breed and city attorney Dennis Herrera issued a statement Sunday outlining an offer to pay $2.5 billion to acquire Pacific Gas and Electric Co. power infrastructure serving the city. (9-8-2019)
BART Looks to Relocate HQ in Pricey Downtown OaklandBART is looking to buy and they’re not looking far. 2150 Webster is right across the street from their current HQ and it was recently renovated top to bottom. Wilson Walker reports. (9-6-19)
8 Attorneys General Launch Facebook Antitrust InvestigationAttorneys general from eight states and both major parties have launched an antitrust investigation against the social media giant Facebook. Anne Makovec reports. (9/6/19)
Bay Area Home Health Care Provider, Doctors Charged in Medicare Fraud SchemeFederal prosecutors in San Francisco on Thursday announced criminal charges against 28 people, including 13 doctors and two home health care companies in an $8 million kickback scheme. Melissa Caen reports. (9-5-19)
‘Chickens Everywhere’; Fiery Big Rig Crash Shuts Down Westbound 80Westbound Interstate 80 in San Pablo is closed as crews are removing hundreds of chickens following a fiery big-rig crash early Thursday morning. Jackie Ward reports. (9/5/19)
Walnut Creek Residents Fight Opening Of Popular Drive Thru RestaurantA group of neighbors in Walnut Creek is taking on Amy's Drive Thru, a popular restaurant, because they worry it could overwhelm their residential neighborhood. Christin Ayers reports. (9-4-2019)
Kaiser Workers Stage Labor Day Protests Ahead Of Possible StrikeWith a potential strike looming, about 1,000 Kaiser Permanente workers in Oakland held a Labor Day rally, demanding changes from their employer. (9/3/19)
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Chase CenterYears in the making, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Tuesday for the Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco. Phil Matier offers his analysis of the project. (9/3/19)
Statewide Rent Control May Be Coming To CaliforniaGovernor Gavin Newsom reached an agreement with large landlord and tenant advocacy groups to advance a rent control bill. Da Lin tells us people on both sides find flaws in the bill.
SF Company Revisits Blood-Test Tech in Wake of Theranos DebacleMicrodrop, a new blood testing company, is promising accurate blood-test results with just a prick of the finger. Betty Yu reports. (8-30-19)
Ride-Hailing Companies Push Back Against Bill That Would Reclassify 'Gig' WorkersCompanies like Uber and Lyft are pushing the state of California to come up with a new classification for workers that falls somewhere between "company employee" and "independent contractor." Len Ramirez reports. (8-30-19)
FTC Investigates S.F. Based E-Cigarette Maker Juul Over Ads Targeting TeensLawsuits are mounting against Juul and, now, investigators are taking a hard look at the company’s marketing practices. Andrea Nakano reports. (8-29-19)
Uber, Lyft Propose $21/Hour Minimum Wage For Drivers After ProtestsUber and Lyft are considering a $21/hour minimum wage for drivers among other employee protections The proposal comes after days of protests that ended Wednesday. .Joe Vazquez reports. (8-28-2019)
Ex-Google Engineer Indicted For Stealing Self-Driving Vehicle TechnologyFormer Google engineer Anthony Levandowski was indicted on 33 counts Tuesday, charged with stealing self-driving car technology from the company shortly before he joined Uber's efforts to catch up in the high-stakes race to build self-driving vehicles. Devin Fehely reports. (8-27-2019)
Chase Center Opens Doors For Sneak Preview Media TourThere was a special media tour of the Warriors' new home. Wilson Walker takes us inside the state-of-the-art Chase Center.
San Francisco Could See 27,000 E-Scooters On Streets If All Applicants Are LicensedEleven e-scooter companies have applied for permits to operate in the city of San Francisco and each operator could add up to 2,500 scooters to the streets. Betty Yu reports. (8-23-19)
President Trump Says He'll Boost China Tariffs as He Heads to G7Escalating his trade war with China, President Trump bumped up his tariffs on Chinese imports Friday. (8-23-19)
Future Uncertain for Undeveloped Shoreline Property in BurlingameThe California Lands Commission will decide the fate of the property as parkland or a new hotel. Don Ford reports. (8-23-19)
Bay Area Bakery Chain Set to Close at End of AugustFor fans of the Prolific Oven’s chocolate cakes and other decadent desserts, the news was bittersweet: the beloved bakery chain is closing its doors. Devin Fehely reports. (8-16-19)
Minor Mistake Results in Major Marin Power OutageAccording to PG&E, the outage started at the Ignacio substation in Novato. "There was an issue with the set-up of protective systems ... which resulted in the outage," a company spokesman said. Andrea Nakano reports. (8-16-19)