Local Companies

Kids can get photo IDs to aid after disasters

Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) is teaming up with Lifetouch’s SmileSafe Kids to offer free SmileSafe Kids identification cards that can help reunite children with parents in the event they are missing following a disaster. Children who attend the “1906 Expo” scheduled today through Monday at Pier 48 in San Francisco can get the cards, which were developed in partnership with The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Bay Area Council takes new office space downtown

The Bay Area Council, a business-sponsored, public-policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area, signed a new long-term lease for 8,295-square-feet on the 14th floor at 201 California St., San Francisco. The council will occupy space on the 14th floor of the building, owned by Equity Office Properties Trust (EOP). The council was represented by Monica Finnegan and Ross Robinson of Newmark Pacific.

After mob thefts, Black Friday offers glimmers of hope for retailers

Shoppers hunted for deals amidst heightened security

By Sydney Johnson
SF unveils plan to encourage holiday shopping at small businesses

Effort includes trolley to take shoppers into neighborhoods

By Bay City News
California leaders must crack down on brazen ‘flash mob’ retail looting and robbery

Group robbery in Union Square and in other cities requires strategic response

By The Examiner Editorial Board