Concord Restaurant, Bar Patrons Divided Over Vaccine MandateFriday night in downtown Concord and the vaccine mandate is in effect for indoor dining, bars and gyms. Many restaurants feared the mandate, concerned that business would take a dive if customers were required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.
Costco Limits Water, Toilet Paper, Other Purchases Due To Supply Chain DelaysShoppers are getting hit with purchase limits and, in some cases, higher prices at Costco but unlike during the pandemic, this time it's not driven by hoarding or panic buying.
SF City Planners Won't Allow Taqueria El Farolito In North Beach Due To 'Chain Store' BanThe Mission District born San Francisco Taqueria El Farolito had big plans to open up a new spot across town in North Beach at Grant and Columbus, but now, they may have to look elsewhere.
Amazon Purchases Land In Pleasanton For Undetermined ProjectAmazon representatives confirmed Friday that their company purchased almost 60 acres of land in Pleasanton for a project that has not been determined.
California Orders More Insurance Options for Homeowners in Wildfire-Risk AreasCalifornia insurance commissioner Ricardo Lara has ordered the state’s “insurer of last resort” to offer more comprehensive coverage for homeowners who can’t buy private insurance because they live in areas threatened by wildfires.
Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming?A spike in COVID cases is still preventing the ongoing economic recovery from reaching millions of Americans, though a fourth stimulus check could help.

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Newsom Signs Bill Targeting Productivity Quotas At Warehouses Run By Amazon, Major RetailersCalifornia on Wednesday became the first state to bar mega-retailers from firing warehouse workers for missing quotas that interfere with bathroom and rest breaks under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Epic Games CEO Says Apple Won't Let Fortnite Back Until Case EndsTim Sweeney, CEO of Fortnite maker Epic Games Inc., said Wednesday it’s been told by Apple that the game will be “blacklisted from the Apple ecosystem” until the companies’ legal case is resolved.
Lifestyle Expert David Viggiano Shares Hottest Products From The Inspired Home ShowLifestyle expert David Viggiano shares fun, practical and environmentally friendly products for the home with Bay Area Focus host Len Kiese.
Bay Area District Attorneys Settle With Ulta Beauty Over Improper Disposal Of Hazardous MaterialsTen district attorneys in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas announced Monday that they have reached a settlement with the cosmetics company Ulta Beauty for improperly storing, handling and disposing hazardous materials.
East Bay Construction Company Owners Charged With $5M Workers' Compensation FraudThe Alameda County District Attorney's Office has charged three owners of East Bay painting and construction companies in an alleged $5 million workers' compensation fraud scheme.
CA Insurance Commissioner: 325,000 Residents Near Recent Wildfires Won't Lose InsuranceHomeowners and renters in 22 Northern California counties are guaranteed not to lose their property insurance policies over the next year after the state announced a moratorium on Monday for people who live near recent wildfires.