San Francisco Restaurant Week, Eat Drink SF Give Industry Much-Needed BoostTwo major food events are back in San Francisco starting Friday, and organizers hope they will give a much-needed economic boost to the industry that's been hard hit by the pandemic.
Direct Flights Between SFO and Dublin, Ireland Resume for 1st Time Since PandemicDirect international flights between San Francisco International Airport and Dublin Airport in Ireland are returning for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, airport officials said Friday.
Marin County Judge Tentatively Rejects Cutting Inmate Crowding at San Quentin, Criticizes Officials Over COVID OutbreakA superior court judge in Marin County tentatively ruled Friday that state prison officials acted with indifference when they caused a deadly COVID outbreak at San Quentin last year but he said vaccines have since so changed the landscape that officials are no longer violating inmates’ constitutional rights.
COVID: Bay Area Airports, Tourism Industry Gears Up As Rules Loosen For International TravelersHard hit by the pandemic, the Bay Area's tourism industry is gearing up as the U.S. is set to loosen rules for international travelers vaccinated against COVID-19 starting next month.
COVID: Masking Rules for Certain Indoor Locations Relaxed in San Francisco, Marin CountyAs of Friday morning, fully vaccinated individuals can now go unmasked at certain indoor places in San Francisco and Marin counties, according to health officials

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COVID Relief: Bay Area Lawmakers Laud Passage Of $1.9 Trillion Stimulus PackageBay Area legislators celebrated Wednesday following Congress' passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion coronavirus pandemic relief and stimulus package.
Newsom Signs $7.6 Billion State COVID-19 Stimulus Package; Millions To Get $600 CheckGov. Gavin Newsom signed a $7.6 billion coronavirus relief package on Tuesday that will give at least $600 one-time payments to 5.7 million Californians while setting aside more than $2 billion in grants for struggling small businesses.
Congress Passes $900 Billion Pandemic Relief Package Delivering Aid To Businesses, IndividualsCongress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Stimulus Check Deadline Extended For 9 Million AmericansAmericans who have not yet received their $1,200 payment from the CARES Act now have another month to ensure they do.
Stimulus Check Latest: Revised HEROES Act, Passed By House, Includes $1200 Payment; $600 Additional UnemploymentThe revised HEROES Act, passed by Democrats in the House, would still include stimulus payments and enhanced unemployment benefits.
Oakland Among Several U.S. Cities To Create COVID-19 Resiliency Funds To Help Black BusinessesThe Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce raised $1 million to help struggling businesses weather the pandemic and expects to award some 150 grants, ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.