Milpitas woman uses man’s identity to claim unemployment benefits on his behalf

When 20-year-old Sebastian Alvarez opened a recording studio last spring, he couldn’t have anticipated that a pandemic would halt his business before it could get off the ground. But upon approval for unemployment insurance, he found himself in another unforeseeable situation—he couldn’t access any funds, because someone allegedly purchased his social security number, and was using his identity to collect benefits.

Dining at San Francisco restaurants has plummeted by 91%

New data about San Francisco's world-renowned dining scene shows that the industry is starving for customers. Sales in high-end restaurants to hole-in-the-wall eateries have fallen by 91% during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the city's Chamber of Commerce. 

More than 1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits

Just over 1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the coronavirus outbreak continues to threaten jobs even as the housing market, auto sales and other segments of the economy rebound from a springtime collapse.