Archive for February 2020
Facebook to fund ad outreach for Chinatown businesses hit by COVID-19 fears
The move comes on the heels of Facebook's cancellation of two major Bay Area conferences in response to COVID-19 concerns.
Julia Roberts buys a view (and a home, too) in San Francisco
It has room for 1,000 bottles of wine as well.
Moscone loses major games developer conference GDC to coronavirus
The four-day event was scheduled to begin March 16. It could still happen later this year.
Ironman triathlon to bring thousands of visitors to Sacramento in 2021
Officials from Ironman Group and Visit Sacramento announced that in 2021, Sacramento will host the California Ironman triathlon.
Timbuk2 taps new president with ties to Kanye West, Williams-Sonoma; CEO moves on
The new executive is all about the supply chain.
Sacramento’s new cannabis chief facing a volatile industry
Davina Smith, Sacramento's second head of cannabis policy and enforcement, arrives as the industry is under scrutiny and in turbulence.
Targeting deadly emphysema, Peninsula med device company seeks $86M IPO
The company has accumulated a deficit of $210 million over its 25 years, but it has a product on the market.
S.F. men’s salon closing, blaming pricey rent increase and tight labor market
Factors contributing to the salon's closure are hitting restaurants and retailers across the region.
Local nonprofit closing one of its thrift stores
Snowline Hospice, a locally based nonprofit that provides end-of-life care and bereavement services, is closing one of its thrift stores.
How Vineti Inc. CEO Amy DuRoss employs laser focus on patient therapies
From a long education path rooted in the humanities, the company's co-founder has traveled a long, snaking path to her current executive role dealing with one of the hottest areas in the biotech industry.