California Department Of Corrections New Telecom Contract Reduces Inmate Phone Call PricesThe California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced Monday that it has reduced the cost of phone calls for inmates after signing a new, six-year telephone service contract.
COVID: SF Restaurants Use High-Tech Tools To Make Indoor Dining SafeWhen diners return indoors to La Mar in San Francisco, the food and the space will look familiar, but hidden in its HVAC system is patented technology that works to safely clean indoor air.
Fremont Installs Red Light Cameras For Safety But Some Fear Revenue Is Driving ForceA Fremont resident insists the city's new red light cameras are not the solution to making streets safer. Instead he argues, this is all about money for the city.
COVID: Twitter Cracks Down On Coronavirus Misinformation With 'Strike System' To Remove ViolatorsTwitter says it has begun labeling tweets that include misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and using a “strike system” to eventually remove accounts that repeatedly violate its rules.
Zoom Posts Big Quarter Even As Subscriber Growth SlowsZoom’s astronomical growth is tapering off along with the pandemic, raising questions about whether the San Jose-based videoconferencing service’s immense popularity will fade.
Fed Judge in SF Approves $650 Million Facebook Privacy Lawsuit SettlementA federal judge in San Francisco has approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the permission of its users.
Twitter Announces 'Super Follows,' Will Let Users Charge Followers To See Premium PostsTwitter is branching out from advertising to find more ways to make money — both for itself and for its most prolific users, whether those are businesses, celebrities or regular people.
The Game Changer: New Test Helps Doctors Find Hidden Prostate CancerNew technology is making it easier for doctors to detect prostate cancer in men and could prove to be an effective treatment for the disease.
San Francisco-Based Airbnb Reports Huge 4th-Quarter LossSan Francisco-based home-sharing site Airbnb posted a $3.9 billion loss in the fourth quarter of 2020 as it suffered from the pandemic downturn in travel and recorded one-time costs for becoming a public company.

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Bay Area Gas Prices, Traffic Race Towards Pre-Pandemic LevelsGas prices in the Bay Area are racing towards pre-pandemic levels as the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues and more cars and drivers hit the road.
COVID Vaccines: CVS To Receive 200,000 Doses Of Newly-Approved Johnson & Johnson ShotCVS announced it would receive the recently-approved COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson in the coming days, as the pharmacy chain seeks to increase its rollout of the shots.
Bay Area Health Workers Cheer Newly-Approved 1-Shot Johnson & Johnson VaccineExperts believe the newly-approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, which only requires one injection and needs only normal refrigeration, could be a game-changer.
Sacramento Doctor Appears in Virtual Traffic Court While Performing SurgeryThe Medical Board of California said it would investigate a plastic surgeon who appeared in a videoconference for his traffic violation trial while operating.
Bay Area Health Expert Hails Potential of Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine in Pandemic BattleA new milestone in the fight against the pandemic came Friday when the Food and Drug Administration's advisory committee recommended the approval of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency authorization.
Fed Judge in SF Approves $650 Million Facebook Privacy Lawsuit SettlementA federal judge in San Francisco has approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the permission of its users.

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Third Stimulus Check: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400A third stimulus check seems likely, but it won't necessarily be the $1,400 amount that everyone keeps talking about.
COVID: San Francisco Restaurants, Museums Ready For Indoor Red Tier ReopeningWith three more Bay Area counties moving into the Red Tier Wednesday, many local businesses are moving ahead with plans to welcome people back indoors.
COVID Reopening: SF Restaurants Get Set For Indoor Dining Under Red TierUnder the Red Tier, San Francisco restaurants can offer indoor dining for the first time since September starting Wednesday, March 3.
Bay Area Gas Prices, Traffic Race Towards Pre-Pandemic LevelsGas prices in the Bay Area are racing towards pre-pandemic levels as the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues and more cars and drivers hit the road.
COVID Impact: San Francisco's Only Krispy Kreme Shuts Down Due to PandemicThe Krispy Kreme doughnuts in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, the city’s only Krispy Kreme shop, closed its doors Friday.
COVID Reopening: Napa County Indoor Dining Can Resume With Red Tier Move; Wineries Continue Outdoor-OnlyNapa County re-entered the state's COVID-19 Red Tier on Tuesday, allowing for the return of indoor dining and several other sectors, but the county's famed wineries must continue outdoor operations.
Bay Area Favorite Specialty's Cafe and Bakery Reopens In Mountain ViewThe COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a crippling blow to many industries, perhaps none more so than restaurants. But on Tuesday, there was a bright spot for one local favorite.
Stimulus Check Update: When Could Another Economic Relief Payment Arrive?A third economic relief payment should reach the bank accounts of millions of Americans, but the timeline remains somewhat uncertain.