Bay Area Officials Ponder Easing Indoor Mask Requirements in Wake of New CDC GuidanceMore than a year after the pandemic began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that fully vaccinated Americans could dispense with wearing masks in most settings.
COVID Reopening: Solano County Remains Stuck in Red TierAs many Bay Area residents are enjoying the new allowances that come with the state's Yellow Tier, one Bay Area county is lagging behind the rest of the region.
BART Officials Present Revised $1.02B Budget; Moves Up Start Of Extended HoursBART officials took another step Thursday toward approving a balanced budget for fiscal year 2022, as the transit agency's budget officials presented a revised proposal that includes an $8 million increase in passenger revenue.
San Francisco Corruption Scandal: City Reaches $1.7M Settlement With Permit Expediter Walter WongSan Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced the city has settled a civil lawsuit worth more than $1.7 million against Walter Wong -- a business executive who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Blaming COVID-19, Airbnb Reports 1Q Loss Of Nearly $1.2 BillionAirbnb reported Thursday that its first-quarter loss more than tripled, to $1.17 billion, as travel remained depressed by the pandemic, but revenue topped the same period in 2019.
Apple Holds Edge In App Store Trial Despite Nagging IssuesApple seems to be prevailing in an antitrust trial examining whether its mobile app store illegally skims profits from smaller companies.

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COVID Recovery: State Senate Approves Plan To Permanently Allow To-Go Cocktail Sales In CaliforniaA proposal in the California legislature to permanently allow to-go cocktail sales, which began as a measure to help struggling bars and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic, moves closer to approval.
PG&E Warns Of Scammers After Fake Utility Worker Deceives Foster City Victim Out Of $1,000PG&E is warning of scammers masquerading as utility workers trying to steal financial information from customers, file fraudulent tax returns, and then cash the refunds in their names. 
Napa Valley Grape Growers Say Dry Year Survivable But Fear Prolonged DroughtMost farmers are worried about their crops as they head into the second straight dry year. Vineyard owners say they may be the lucky ones -- at least so far.
Farms, Ranches In Southern Santa Clara County Grapple With Worsening DroughtAs Santa Clara County falls deeper into drought, local wine and crop growers said they would be okay for this year, but cattle ranchers are already hurting.
Apple's App Store Chief Fends Off Attacks In Antitrust TrialApple’s top app store executive on Thursday faced an avalanche of documents unleashed Thursday by an Epic Games lawyer aiming to prove allegations that the iPhone maker has been gouging app makers as part of a scheme hatched by Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs.
Port Of Oakland Cargo Traffic Reaches All-Time High In 1st QuarterThe Port of Oakland reported an all-time high in cargo traffic volume during the 1st quarter of the year, as trade between the U.S. and Asia is reaching what officials described as "unprecedented" levels.