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.
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?
Central Valley Foster Farms Chicken Plant Cited Over Deadly COVID OutbreakCalifornia has cited and fined a Foster Farms chicken processing plant that saw a deadly coronavirus outbreak last year, saying the company failed to protect its workers.
Hilton San Francisco Union Square Reopens As Bay Area COVID Cases PlummetThe Hilton San Francisco Union Square, the largest hotel in the city, said it's been preparing for its grand reopening the entire time it suspended operations.
Bay Area Health Officials Endorse Keeping Current Mask Guidance Until June 15Bay Area health officials said Wednesday they agree with the state's guidance on face masks, which is to continue wearing masks in most indoor settings for the next four weeks.
Oakland International Airport Eyes Expansion As Travel Begins Returns To Pre-Pandemic LevelsAs the air travel industry continues to recover from the pandemic shutdown, officials at Oakland International Airport are eyeing plans for a huge expansion.
CDC: Vaccinated People Can Go Without Masks In Most Indoor SettingsIn a move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places.
Californians Urged To Vacation In State As Tourism Officials Seek Reopening ReboundCalifornia tourism leaders are urging residents to spend their pent-up travel dollars exploring their home state, as coronavirus case numbers stay low and the industry reels from a 55% decline in revenue.
'We See The Train Coming Down The Track'; San Joaquin Valley Runs Out Of ICU Beds The number of available intensive care unit beds in California’s San Joaquin Valley plummeted to zero for the first time Saturday, state officials announced as ICU units fill up statewide amid spiking COVID-19 cases.
COVID Update: CA Notify Smartphone Exposure Notifications App Goes LiveA new smartphone app is now available for Californians to let them know if they’ve been too close to someone who's been infected with the coronavirus.
COVID Surge: 1,700 New Cases Reported In Santa Clara County; 3 South Bay Hospitals Out Of ICU BedsAs new COVID cases continue to surge in Santa Clara County Wednesday, health officials confirmed a record 1,700 new cases and reported that three South Bay hospitals had reached ICU capacity.
COVID Update: Ghaly Warns Hospitalization Rates Still Rising, Shutdown Orders Could Be ExtendedState public health chief Dr. Mark Ghaly on Tuesday said that California's COVID positivity and hospitalization rates remained alarmingly high, with coronavirus hospitalizations increasing 71% in just two weeks.