Social Distancing Practices To Be Challenged During Sunny Memorial Day WeekendAhead of the Memorial Day weekend where crowds of people are expected to take advantage of relaxed shelter-in-place restrictions, keeping up the social distancing could be a challenge.
Retail Businesses Look Forward to Restricted Reopening in Marin CountyBeginning Monday, a number of Bay Area counties will relax some of their shelter-in-place rules. In Marin County, some so-called “non-essential” businesses will be allowed to reopen with a lot of conditions.
Mountain View High School Music Teacher Wrestles Tech to Keep Choir in Sync and OnlineMeet the Madrigals, one of five Mountain View High School choirs that continue to practice after the shelter-in-place closed their campus in March.
San Francisco Man Turns To Facebook Ad To Line Up Virtual Dates During COVID-19 LockdownA San Francisco man tired of dating apps decided to cut through the noise by buying Facebook ads to market himself.
Coronavirus Update: Central Valley Town Declares Itself 'Sanctuary City,' Defies Stay-at-Home OrderOfficials in Atwater, near Merced, unanimously agreed Friday not to enforce the nearly 2-month-old order intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus, meaning local authorities won't interfere with any business or church that decides to reopen ahead of state restrictions.
Napa Valley Pizza Chef's Online Italian Food Cooking Demos Draw Worldwide AudienceA celebrated Napa Valley chef offered a simple online cooking class to draw business to his pizza restaurant and it has become so popular that people now tune in from around the world.
Vocal Anti-Lockdown Protesters Call on Livermore Mayor to Reopen CityAnti-lockdown protests have been sprouting up across the country and California in recent weeks. On Saturday that protest movement came to Livermore.
Oakland Crackdown on Parking at Lake Merritt Reduces Weekend CrowdsOakland's weekend parking ban around Lake Merritt appeared to be working and preventing some sunbathers and party-goers from showing up Saturday.
Oakland Cracks Down on Large Gatherings at Lake MerrittOakland has banned food trucks and street parking around Lake Merritt after seeing large crowds there on previous weekends.
Mixed Emotions In North Coast Communities Over Bay Area Daytrippers Seeking Escape From Shelter-In-PlaceWhile people are supposed to be staying put, a lot of Bay Area residents are breaking out to visit places like Fort Bragg and that's creating a rift among North Coast locals torn between staying healthy and reviving a tourism-dependent economy.
Surge In Meal Kit Demand Boosts Hiring At Blue Apron East Bay Fulfillment CenterTo meet a surge in demand from consumers stuck at home, Blue Apron has hired more than 300 people at its fulfillment centers which include a facility on Regatta Blvd. in Richmond.