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East Bay Restaurants Band Together to Boost Business Amid PandemicIn the Tri Valley, the coronavirus pandemic is forcing the restaurant industry to come up with new ways to drum up business. The result: Taste Tri-Valley Restaurant Week, an effort to help businesses survive.
State Sen. Wiener Announces Bill to Phase Out Fracking In CaliforniaState Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced Wednesday that he’s submitting a bill that seeks to phase out fracking for oil in the state and would also create a buffer zone around oil extraction sites to ensure they are not near homes, schools or other community locations.
New Commercial Shipping Line Directly Connects Port Of Oakland To AsiaA new commercial shipping service linking the Port of Oakland to Asian markets kicked off Friday when the container vessel Africa Four motored into the Bay.
Victims of EDD Debit Card Hacking Describe Experiences on Road to RecoveryUnemployment debit card accounts of tens of thousands of Californians have been hacked and KPIX has learned that Bank of America, which has the exclusive contract to handle the funds for the state Employment Development Department, is facing yet another class-action lawsuit.
Bayer Submits $2B Settlement To San Francisco Federal Court Over Roundup Weed Killer ClaimsBayer AG has reached a settlement to resolve many current and anticipated future claims against its agrochemical subsidiary Monsanto Company arising from its Roundup weed killer, alleged to cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
Apple Tests New Way To Unlock iPhone Without Removing Face MaskSome iPhone users will soon be able to unlock their smartphones without needing to remove their face masks in public. There's just one catch.