California Promotes Federally Funded Mortgage Relief ProgramThe application process is now open for the new California Mortgage Relief Program that will provide $1 billion in federal funds to help homeowners dealing with pandemic-related financial hardship.
VTA May Need Power of Eminent Domain for Downtown San Jose BART ProjectOfficials with the Valley Transit Authority say they may need to use the power of eminent domain to take over some parcels of land to build the BART to downtown San Jose project.
Rallies Planned Around Bay Area for Anniversary of January 6 Capitol RiotsThe one-year anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., will be remembered in at least a half-dozen Bay Area cities on Thursday, including Walnut Creek, Oakland, San Mateo, and San Francisco.
COVID Surge: Nonprofit Reports Outbreaks at 2 San Francisco Homeless SheltersThe nonprofit St. Vincent de Paul of San Francisco reported an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at two shelters in the city Wednesday.
Despite Wet December, California Imposes Outdoor Watering Restrictions As Drought Drags OnFor the second time in a decade, Californians will face mandatory restrictions governing their outdoor water use as the state endures another drought and voluntary conservation efforts have fallen short.
Former GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Elder To Raise Funds For Congress CampaignFormer Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder announced Tuesday he is forming a political committee to raise funds for House and Senate contests and will bypass a possible rematch with Gov. Gavin Newsom this year
San Mateo Supes Appoint Don Horsley as Board PresidentThe San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Supervisor Don Horsley as board president for the upcoming year.
Sen. Wiener Drops Bill Banning Some Intersex Surgeries For ChildrenState Sen. Scott Wiener announced this week he’s withdrawing a bill that bans some medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children until they are old enough to participate in the decision.
San Francisco’s Cable Car Line Running Again After Weekend ShutdownMuni's California Cable Car line resumed regular service on Monday morning after being down over the weekend, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials said.
SF-Based Twitter Bans Marjorie Taylor Greene's Personal AccountTwitter said Sunday it had banned the personal account of far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for multiple violations of the platform’s COVID-19 misinformation policy
Bringing Home The Bacon May Be Challenging Amid New California LawsThanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the coronavirus pandemic. Now she's facing a new challenge.
Report: Despite Decline In Police Stops, Blacks, Transgender Still Searched More Than Whites in 2020Traffic and pedestrian stops by California law enforcement agencies dropped significantly in 2020 compared to the year before, but Black or transgender people were still more likely to be searched than white or cisgender people, according to a state report released Friday.
Wild Mushrooms, Some Toxic, Begin to Fruit in East Bay Regional ParksNaturalists said this week that they expect wild mushrooms to grow in abundance around local parks in the East Bay, fueled by recent rainfall.
Gail Berkley-Armstrong, Respected Bay Area Journalist, Dies at 74Veteran Bay Area journalist Gail Berkley-Armstrong died Sunday at the age of 74 after a long battle with an undisclosed illness, according to her former employer the Sun-Reporter.
Pacific Grove’s Asilomar Beach Closed After Massive Sewage SpillThe Monterey County Health Department announced Thursday that it closed parts of Asilomar Beach after 1,000 gallons of sewage released from a manhole into a nearby storm drain.