Pandemic Points Up Need to Diversify Lake Tahoe Tourist EconomyThe COVID-19 pandemic helped expose the growing vulnerability of Lake Tahoe’s increasingly tourism-dependent economy as housing costs balloon, year-round residency declines and more workers commute from afar.
National Park Service Proposes Parking Fees at Popular Bay Area BeachesSunday is the final day for the public to weigh in on a plan to begin charging fees at some national park sites in the Bay Area.
Palo Alto Man Dies Rescuing Child in Lake PowellA 49-year-old man from Palo Alto drowned Thursday after rescuing his child who was struggling to swim in Lake Powell on the Arizona-Utah state line.
Monterey Bay Tour Boats Encountering 'Friendly Whales' That Like to SocializeMonterey tour operators don't know why so many whales are approaching and lingering near their sightseeing boats but they and their passengers are loving the close encounters.
Wine Country Sees Surge of Memorial Day Weekend VisitorsIn Napa Valley, there is relief that COVID-19’s grip may be coming to an end. As a result, a lot of people are treating Memorial Day weekend as a kind of spring break from the pandemic.
COVID: High Percentage of Vaccinated Residents Makes San Francisco a Low-Risk Setting for Summer FunMedical experts say Memorial Day 2021 is vastly safer than last year, particularly in San Francisco where 4/5ths of the population have received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Memorial Day Weekend Air Travel Set to Soar as Motorists See Highest Gas Prices in YearsWith fears of pandemic fading, Californians are taking to the skies and roads this Memorial Day. Too bad the price of fuel is at its highest in years.
Significant Post-Pandemic Increase in Air, Road Travel Anticipated for Holiday WeekendMemorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial start of the summer travel season and there will be no shortage of travelers in Bay Area airports and cars on local roadways.
Debate Intensifies Over Reopening JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park to Auto TrafficJFK Drive has been off-limits for cars in the eastern half of Golden Gate Park for about a year and there's a lot of support for keeping it that way. Others say the policy limits access for low-income residents and out-of-towners.
Blue & Gold Fleet Moves to End Ferry Service to Angel Island From SFBlue and Gold Fleet service from San Francisco to Angel Island may end due to declining sales, a company spokeswoman said Friday.
Pandemic in Paradise: 'Paychecks From San Francisco Get Spent in Hawaii'COVID-19 stay-at-home accommodations allow many workers the freedom to do their jobs from anywhere and Hawaii business leaders are targeting Silicon Valley employees with visions of spending the pandemic in paradise.