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Political Beat, The Bay Area »

[By Nathan Wyss | 24 Nov 2012 | One Comment]
US Congressman George Miller joins OUR Walmart strikers at the store in Richmond, Calif. (Nathan Wyss/ CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

Amid the Black Friday shopping frenzy, workers, protesters, labor groups launched what they called a nationwide strike against big box retailer Walmart in protest of the company’s treatment of employees.

The company said the strikes, which took place at select stores around the country, were “made for TV” events attended largely by non-Walmart employees.

Bay Area Snapshots, San Francisco, Silicon Valley »

[By Beat News Service | 6 Oct 2011 | No Comments]
A memorial paying tribute to Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs grows outside the company's store in Downtown San Francisco. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

Apple fans gathered outside the company’s San Francisco flagship store at Stockton and Market Streets to pay tribute to the co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday after a long fight with pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old.