COVID: Pleasanton City Order to Take Down Parklets Puts Restaurants in a PinchOutdoor dining has become a lifeline for many restaurants in downtown Pleasanton and elsewhere during the pandemic, but now businesses are being ordered by the city to remove their parklets or face fines.
Santa Clara Valley Water District Warns Customers To Continue Conserving Despite Recent RainfallDespite the recent rainfall in the Bay Area, officials with the Santa Clara Valley Water District are warning customers the need to conserve water remains as urgent as ever.
California Drought: Santa Clara Unveils Aggressive New Water Conservation PlanThe city of Santa Clara has unveiled a detailed and aggressive blueprint for conserving water during the state's extreme drought, laying out rules for everyday activities like watering landscaping and washing cars.
South Bay Officials Warn of Crackdown On Illegal Fireworks Ahead Of July 4th HolidayFourth of July celebrations often mean increased illegal fireworks usage in Santa Clara County, but with the region's extreme drought conditions and high temperatures, local leaders are cracking down.
San Jose Ordinance Could Set Hefty Fines For FireworksOfficials in San Jose are enacting a new ordinance that holds homeowners and party hosts liable for illegal fireworks their guests set off.
San Francisco Police Warn of Phone Scams Demanding Payment of FinesPolice in San Francisco on Monday warned residents of phone scammers claiming to be police and attempting to get people to pay fines on outstanding warrants or crimes.
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.
COVID Restrictions: No Fine Increases, But Contra Costa Supervisors Plead For ComplianceFollowing emotional, at times intense testimony, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday chose not to raise administrative fines for businesses that violate the county's COVID-19 health orders.
COVID Purple Tier: Santa Clara County Issues Over $115K In COVID Compliance Fines During Holiday WeekendSanta Clara County issued more than $115,000 in fines over the weekend to businesses failing to comply with local COVID-19 health guidelines, county officials said.
Santa Clara County Supes Vote To Extend Eviction Moratorium, Impose Fines For Mask ViolationsAmid a ticking "eviction time bomb" in Santa Clara County, the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an extension on the eviction moratorium for both private and commercial tenants.
CA Considers Mandatory Employee Notification Of Exposure To COVID-19 Within 24 HoursCalifornia lawmakers are considering a bill that would require companies to notify people no later than 24 hours after they knew or should have known about an employee’s exposure to the virus. Violators could be charged with a crime and fined $10,000.
Bay Area Health Officials Call For Enforcement Of Face Covering DirectivesOne by one, Bay Area counties are starting to crack down on violators of the coronavirus health orders as people defy the law and cases of COVID-19 continue to climb.
New Law Requires Contra Costa County Residents To Mask Up Or Pay UpContra Costa County supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance, on Tuesday, that allows city and county officials to cite people who don’t wear masks, or don’t keep a distance of at least 6 feet. Group gatherings can also be cited.
Contra Costa Supervisors Approve Fines For COVID-19 Health Order ViolationsThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday used its emergency powers to pass a new ordinance that establishes fines for violations of COVID-19 public health orders including the wearing of face coverings.
Contra Costa Supervisors To Consider Fines For Face Covering ViolatorsThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is preparing to consider an ordinance that would establish fines for violating public health orders involving wearing face coverings, social distancing and gatherings.