Bay Area Lawmaker's Bill Extending To-Go Cocktail Sales For 5 Years Heads To Newsom's DeskA bill from a Bay Area lawmaker extending to-go cocktail sales, which have become a way to help bars and restaurants struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic, is heading to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk.
Less Frequent Beer Deliveries Leave Many San Francisco Bars Tapped OutGolden Brands, one of the Bay Area's major beer distributors, has made some unwelcome changes to its delivery schedule and small bar owners in San Francisco are hopping mad.
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.
COVID Reopening: State Health Officials Give Updated Guidance For Bars, Breweries, WineriesThe California Department of Public Health on Wednesday released updated public health guidance changing the restrictions and requirements for bars, breweries and distilleries.
COVID Business: Walnut Creek Mulls Cash Grants To Struggling EstablishmentsThe city of Walnut Creek is considering a plan to offer cash lifelines to businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while it may not solve their financial problems, it may offer a way to hang on until real help can arrive.
San Francisco Offers $2.5M In Relief For Nightlife Venues Shuttered During COVID-19 PandemicAs San Francisco's indoor bars and nightclubs remain closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor London Breed on Monday announced the city will provide $2.5 million for the city's entertainment and nightlife industry.
SF Streets Empty As Smoky Air, Raining Ash Force COVID-Weary Residents Back InsideWith empty tables, deserted parks, and very slow streets, for the second day in a row, the bad air gave San Francisco an emptiness that felt more like the start of the shutdown.
Reopening: State Imposes Restrictions On Sonoma County Indoor Dining, Bars, Tasting Rooms, Movie TheatersCiting rising COVID-19 cases, state health officials Sunday ordered Sonoma County to once again prohibit indoor dining, shut down indoor winery tasting rooms and allow bars to remain open only if they also serve food at outside tables.
COVID-19 Reopening: San Francisco Officials Forced To Delay Reopening Indoor Dining, Outdoor BarsCiting an uptick in new COVID-19 cases, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday that she was delaying the scheduled July 13th reopening of outdoor bars and indoor restaurant dining.
COVID-19 Closures A Huge Blow Bay Area Businesses Hoping To Recoup Losses July 4 WeekendGovernor’s Newsom’s announcement to ‘hit the dimmer switch’ on reopening, hit the business community hard. They were banking on the July 4th weekend to recoup some of their losses.
COVID-19 Reopenings: Contra Costa County Officials To Delay July 1 Bar ReopeningsContra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen says she and her colleagues will heed Gov. Gavin Newsom's warning and not give local bars approval to reopen on July 1.
Gov. Newsom Orders Bars in 7 Counties to Close, Urges Contra Costa, Santa Clara to Follow SuitGov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered bars that have opened in seven California counties to immediately close and urged bars in eight other counties to do the same
Reopening: San Francisco Bar Reopening For Outside Seating DelayedSan Francisco bar owners, who have been struggling financially with their doors shuttered by COVID-19 restrictions, had the green light they were given to reopen service on patio areas and outside tables taken away Friday after Mayor London Breed delayed all planned June 29 reopenings.
Coronavirus Reopening: California Allowing Schools, Gyms, Bars To Open Next WeekCalifornia will allow schools, day camps, bars, gyms, campgrounds and professional sports to begin reopening with modifications starting next Friday.
San Francisco Bar Owners Struggle With Reopening RequirementsFor more than two months, Doug Dalton's bars including Rickhouse, Nightingale, and Pagan Idol in San Francisco's Financial District have sat empty - completely shut down.