What are your rights and responsibilities if your business gets raided by ICE?

Efforts by Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers to turn California into a “sanctuary state” may run headlong into a widespread immigration crackdown by federal officials, leaving some businesses and employers in the crossfire.

A report from the San Francisco Chronicle said that U.S. immigration officials are preparing for a “major sweep” in San Francisco and other Northern California cities, with the goal of arresting more than 1,500 undocumented people as part of a pushback against California’s…

San Francisco hospitals near capacity as flu outbreak continues

San Francisco’s hospitals are nearly at full capacity as this year’s flu outbreak continues to drive increasing inpatient admissions and emergency room visits.

State officials today reported 32 people under the age 65 died last week from the flu. A total of 72 people under 65 have died from the flu since October, up from 14 deaths during the same time period last year. To track how prevalent flu is where you are and nationwide, click on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “flu tracker”…

These tech companies have the most job openings in the Bay Area right now

The Bay Area continues to be a draw for top tech talent, and some of the world’s biggest companies are on hiring sprees locally even if they are based elsewhere, a new study of hiring data by job data site Indeed has found.

Indeed crunched the numbers on the companies which had the highest share of job postings on its platform in the Bay Area. It also looked at what skills were most in demand and how many tech-related listings each company had by area or neighborhood.

It found that locally, Salesforce,…

Alaska Airlines starts painting its first Airbus A321 jet with a special theme

The first new passenger jet made by Airbus featuring the tail livery of SeaTac-based Alaska Airlines has been spotted exiting a factory in Germany.

The A321neo (new engine option) will be the largest aircraft in Alaska Air’s fleet when it enters service. It has a maximum capacity of 240 seats.

Alaska Air Group has long touted its fleet of Washington-made Boeing 737s. Its regional affiliates fly regional jets made in Brazil by Embraer and Q400 turboprop planes made in Canada by Bombardier.

Alaska…

Why this East Bay drug maker’s stock price nearly doubled last year

A new wrinkle to an old treatment helped an East Bay company nearly double its stock price as it moves toward a regulatory decision on its drug for removing “frown lines” between the eyebrows.

While the long-term prospects of Revance Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: RVNC) may rest more with the billion-dollar potential of its drug as a longer-lasting alternative to Botox for erasing facial wrinkles, the company is lining up clinical trials testing its drug as a therapeutic against neck spasms, a common…

Employers who help immigration raids will be prosecuted, California attorney general says

Employers who aid federal officials in potentially wide-ranging immigration sweeps targeting California will face prosecution and fines up to $10,000, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said this week.

Employers who do aid immigration authorities in such efforts could be prosecuted under the “Immigrant Worker Protection Act,” which took effect Jan. 1 and was created by San Francisco Democratic Assemblyman David Chiu. Under the terms of the act, employers in California must take multiple steps…

Home of the Day: An Extraordinary Private Villa with Enchanting Old World Charm

By Raelene Sprague, Luxury Property Specialists

Home of the Day is presented by the Silicon Valley Business Journal with Pacific Union. This is your invitation to view some of San Jose’s most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today’s featured property.

El Pintado Loop758 El Pintado Road, Danville, CA 94526 | $6,995,000

Transport yourself to the sun-kissed Italian landscape and relish the magnificent craftsmanship and enchanting old world…