'We Feel Alive Again;' BottleRock Napa Valley Attendees Soak In the New NormalIt almost felt like old times for attendees at BottleRock Napa Valley as the festival finally kicked off Friday after being canceled last year because of the pandemic.
'Long COVID' Patients Face Daunting Symptoms, Expenses; Syndrome Not Well UnderstoodHarvard economists estimate if the pandemic ends in the fall, the cost of COVID will be a astronomical $16 trillion. Included on that spreadsheet is a certain group of patients who are suffering from the lingering symptoms of a COVID infection, a syndrome is now known as long COVID.
Napa Naturopathic Doctor Accused Of Selling Fake COVID Pills, Providing Fake Immunization CardsA licensed naturopathic doctor in Napa was arrested Wednesday in an alleged scheme to sell homeoprophylaxis immunization pellets and provide fake COVID-19 vaccination cards, federal authorities announced.
California EDD Now Requiring Proof of Job Search To Collect Unemployment BenefitsAfter more than a year of a COVID-19 hiatus, California officials once again Sunday began requiring state residents to provide proof of an employment search to obtain their unemployment benefits.
San Jose Man Arrested In $3.6 Million COVID Loan Fraud Scheme; Feds Say Funds Used For Luxury LifestyleA San Jose man was arrested for fraudulently obtaining $3.6 million in federal COVID relief loans using fake documents and using the proceeds to finance a luxury lifestyle, authorities announced.
California EDD Will Require Proof of Job Search To Collect Benefits Beginning In JulyCalifornia will stop giving unemployment benefits to people who are not actively applying for jobs, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration has announced.
Zero Bail Extended By Santa Clara County Superior Court Until 2022The Santa Clara County Superior Court Bench has voted to extend the emergency zero bail schedule until January 31, 2022, the court announced Wednesday.
Gym Owners With Huge Weight Off Shoulder as COVID Restrictions Finally LiftedSouth Bay gym owners and users expressed relief and happiness over the state's lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions this week since it makes it possible to accommodate more people but mostly because it encourages more people to come back to gyms.
Even With California's Reopening, Many Business Customers Keeping Masks OnFrom small neighborhood bakeries to big-box grocery stores, large numbers of Bay Area customers Tuesday continued to wear face masks even though they were no longer required by state law. 
Child Care Providers, Parents Struggle After Industry Devastated By COVID PandemicThe pandemic has forced more than 8,500 licensed child care sites in Califorina to close, at least temporarily, amounting to tens of thousands of slots. As more and more parents return to work, families and providers are scrambling for solutions.
COVID Reopening: The Challenge Of Recovering From Pandemic Weight GainAs the pandemic wanes, the hope is that Californians will be able to return to a more normal life but will there be a return to a more normal weight?