A 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)
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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)
Sacramento Police Investigate Fatal Black Friday Shooting at Arden Fair MallPolice in Sacramento on Friday night responded to a shooting at Arden Fair Mall that left one person dead and a second person critically injured. (11-27-20)
South Bay Shoppers Brave Stepped-Up Enforcement of Pandemic RestrictionsSanta Clara County said it wants to keep the public as safe as possible this holiday shopping weekend. By noon Friday it had already issued 76 violations for non-compliance with its COVID-19 protocols. Betty Yu reports. (11-27-20)
Electronics Deals Still a Draw for East Bay Black Friday ShoppersThe pre-dawn lines of Black Friday shoppers weren't as prevalent as in past years but, in Dublin, early-morning lines did form outside the Best Buy. Devin Fehely reports. (11-27-20)
Black Friday Crowds Descend on Livermore, Avoid Downtown S.F.This Black Friday was a tale of two quite-different shopping experiences in the Bay Area. Da Lin reports. (11-27-20)
Bay Area Small Business Group Says Shop Small, Think Big on Black FridayA group of activists and store owners is asking shoppers to help them reclaim Black Friday by foregoing discounts and paying a percentage of sales to Black and Indigenous organizations. Susie Steimle reports. (11-26-20)
'Shop Concord' Gift Card Save Money While Helping Struggling Local BusinessesSmall businesses all across the Bay Area are struggling due to the pandemic. Don Ford reports the Concord Chamber of Commerce has a new idea they think can help.
Little Sign of Pre-Thanksgiving Pandemic Panic Buying in East BayThe surge in COVID-19 cases has reportedly caused a new round of panic buying days before the Thanksgiving but worries about a lack of toilet paper may be overblown. John Ramos reports. (11-21-20)
Pandemic Thanksgiving: Shoppers Go for More TP, Less TurkeyPre-Thanksgiving grocery shopping has always been a competitive sport and, with the coronavirus reducing the size of family gatherings, this year is like no other. Andria Borba reports. (11-20-20)
COVID-19 Surge Prompts Panic Buying Leaving Grocery Shelves EmptyAmid new COVID restrictions to stem the recent surge in cases, Betty Yu tells us people are panic buying again.
Oakland Vintage Clothing Store Owner Uses Love, Healing To Fight Sex TraffickingOakland's International Boulevard is a notorious hotspot for sex trafficking. Sharon Chin shows us this week's Jefferson Award winner who us at the forefront of the fight to stop the abuses and heal the victims.