Economic COVID-19 Rebound; Demand For Uber Rides Showing Sharp IncreaseAs the economy slowly awakens from its forced COVID-19 slumber, there are signs of a recovery. Uber says it is facing a record demand for rides and meal delivery.
COVID: Plan To Keep San Pedro Street Closed To Traffic Has Strong Support From BusinessesThe city council is studying an idea to create a new pedestrian mall on San Pedro Street between Santa Clara Street and W St. John Street.
Movers Relocate Historic San Jose Apartment BuildingSan Jose's Pallesen apartment building, constructed in 1910, was moved Sunday to save it from the wrecking ball.
COVID Pandemic Devastates San Francisco Tourism; Visitor Spending Dropped By $8 Billion In 2020It didn't take much to notice the devastating impact the COVID-19 outbreak had on the usually vibrant San Francisco tourism industry in 2020.
Travelers Booking Sonoma Co. Destinations For A Post-Pandemic Getaway Close To HomeAs the pandemic appears to wind down, many are expecting a surge of travel from the long-quarantined masses. A lot of people, however, may want to keep those travel plans closer to home for any number of reasons. For Bay Area destinations like Western Sonoma County, that could mean a significant rebound in 2021.
COVID: Labor Shortages Loom As Reopening Bay Area Businesses Try To Rehire Former WorkersLabor analysts warn that California may be faced with a looming labor shortage as the state races to reopen more and more of its economy that was shut down over the past year.
Prince Harry Joining San Francisco Mental Health Wellness StartupPrince Harry has joined a San Francisco mental health wellness startup as the firm's chief impact officer.
COVID: South Bay Businesses Ready To Reopen As More Counties Move To Orange TierThree more Bay Area counties are expected to enter the less restrictive Orange Tier this week, allowing at least one business sector to reopen for the first time since the pandemic began.
A Year After COVID Lockdown South Bay Health Officials Reflect On Costs, ChallengesA year ago, public health officials faced historic challenges when they ordered a Bay Area-wide lockdown because the novel coronavirus had begun to sicken people at an alarming rate.
COVID-19 Fiscal Woes Forces Goodwill To Close Eight San Francisco Bay Area Retail Stores The lingering fiscal woes triggered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay to announce the closure of eight retail stores in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties and the layoffs of 61 employees.
COVID: San Francisco Bar, Restaurant Owners Cautiously Optimistic About Move To Red TierWith San Francisco returning to the state's Red Tier Wednesday, the city's service industry has more flexibility and many business owners are feeling more confident.
Historic Petaluma Creamery Delivers $844K Payment Toward Delinquent Wastewater Fines, FeesThe city has threatened to evoke Petaluma Creamery’s wastewater discharge permit and gave the company two weeks before the city shuts off access to the sewer system due to outstanding fines and fees.
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.
Fry's Electronics Shutting Down Operations; Victim Of COVID-19 Fiscal WoesLong-time San Francisco Bay Area retail mainstay Fry's Electronics has announced it will be shutting down its 31 stores across nine states as a result of the fiscal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID Closures: Old Saint Mary's Cathedral In San Francisco Makes Online Plea For SupportA 167-year-old Catholic church in San Francisco is in danger of becoming a casualty of the pandemic, leading it to make a desperate plea for donations to keep the doors from shutting for good.