Peet's, Blue Bottle Among Coffee Roasters Benefiting From Demand for Premium BeansSince COVID-19, the temporary closure of coffee shops has forced high-end coffees into the direct-to-consumer market, translating into a relative boom for some smaller-scale roasters such as Berkeley-based Peet's and Oakland's Blue Bottle.
Their Costa Rica Wedding a COVID Casualty, Couple Among 1st in San Mateo County to Marry OnlineWith their destination wedding plan scotched by the coronavirus pandemic, Thomas and Klee Baxter became one of the first in San Mateo county to be married via video conferencing.
San Mateo County Churches, Retail Stores, Beaches To Reopen On June 1 With RestrictionsA newly-revised coronavirus stay-at-home order issued by San Mateo County health officials Friday will allow places of worship, retail stores and beaches to reopen with some restrictions starting June 1.
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.
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.
Bay Area Pastors Rally Against COVID-19 Church Closure, Insist They'll Reopen By End Of MayRepresentatives for churches across the state of California -- including the Bay Area -- united on Thursday to rally, calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to allow them to reopen their doors.
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.