COVID Recovery: Record Surge In Cargo At Port Of Oakland In March; 'Ships Are Full'International cargo traffic at the Port of Oakland surged to record levels in March as the economy begins to rebound from its COVID-19 slumber.
COVID: Bay Area Expert Says Michigan's Surge From UK Variant Not Likely In CaliforniaAs the highly transmissible UK variant drives a spike in COVID cases in several states, particularly Michigan, one expert in California believes the Golden State may not see the same surge.
COVID Reopening: Salesforce Preparing to Bring Vaccinated Employees Back To Office Next MonthWhile some car traffic has returned to 1st Street in San Francisco, the sidewalks of the Financial District remain fairly quiet. That could change next month when Salesforce Tower reopens for small vaccinated groups of employees.
COVID Recovery: East San Jose Neighborhood Calls On City To Buy Vacant Storefronts To Aid Struggling BusinessesA plan to revitalize one San Jose neighborhood hit hard by COVID-19 has a unique twist: Get the city to buy up vacant storefronts to help struggling businesses get back on their feet.
COVID Reopening: California Lifts Capacity Limits On Houses Of Worship In Wake Of Supreme Court RulingCalifornia public health officials announced Monday that COVID-19 capacity limits on houses of worship have been lifted, following last week's Supreme Court decision.
Covered California Launches New Enrollment Period Promoting American Rescue Plan SavingsState officials on Monday launched a new special enrollment period for Covered California to allow residents to receive reduced health insurance premiums available through the American Rescue Plan.
Inmate At Women’s Prison Part of Duo’s $100,000 COVID Fund FraudA California prison inmate, who pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to steal more than $100,000 in unemployment benefits designed to help those who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID Schools: AC Transit Resuming Bus Lines For Returning Students In Newark, Oakland, West Contra CostaAC Transit announced Monday the resumption of bus lines serving several East Bay schools as campuses reopen for in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID Impact: San Francisco Reopening All Indoor Pools For SummerSan Francisco displayed more signs of returning to pre-COVID-19 life Monday after the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced it’s reopening all of its indoor pools by mid-June.
COVID Reopening: San Francisco Public Elementary School Students Return To ClassroomsAfter months of heated public debate and a courtroom battle, thousands of San Francisco elementary school students returned to in-class instructions beginning with the opening bell on Monday.
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: Airbnb Cracks Down On July 4th Rentals To Prevent Large PartiesFollowing the model it used during higher-risk events like Halloween and New Year’s Eve during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, San Francisco-based vacation rental giant Airbnb announced Monday it will place strict limitations on one-day rental requests for the July 4th holiday.
COVID: San Francisco Launching Pro-Vaccine Campaign Across The CityEven before California fully reopens in mid-June, some San Francisco Bay Area counties will be moving into less restrictive tiers.
California Background Check System Snafus Delay Elder Care HiringA new portal from the California Department of Social Services is supposed to automate criminal background checks for home- and community-care providers but those trying to use it say they have been frustrated for months.
Contra Costa County Residents 16 And Older Can Book Appointments At Oakland Coliseum Mass Vaccination SiteContra Costa County residents 16 and older will be allowed to book appointments at the Oakland Coliseum mass vaccination site starting Saturday as federal health officials wound down their role at the facility and a local-state partnership took over.