UPDATE: Bay Area Counties Pausing Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Shots; State Continuing With Plans To Reopen On June 15In the wake of a decision by federal health officials to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson single dose COVID-19 vaccine, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties on Tuesday halted distribution of the single-dose vaccine.
Not Guilty Plea In Video-Taped San Francisco Attack On Uber Driver Subhakar KhadkaAppearing via Zoom, Arna Kimiai entered a not guilty plea Monday to multiple charges stemming from a violent confrontation with Uber Driver Subhakar Khadka that was recorded by an in-vehicle camera and went viral on social media.
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.
EDD Fraud: Fresno Man, Central Valley Inmate Plead Guilty To $103K Unemployment Benefit SchemeTwo people, including an inmate at a prison in the Central Valley, have pled guilty in connection with a scheme defrauding the California Employment Development Department (EDD) out of $100,000 in COVID-19 unemployment benefits.
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.
Gas Pump Sticker Shock: Bay Area Approaching Nation Leading $4 A Gallon Average PriceJust in time for California's reopening from all COVID-19 restrictions and the first unencumbered summer travel season since 2019, prices at the gas pump have again soared to a nation's high of $3.99 a gallon in San Francisco.
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.
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.