COVID: Bay Area Religious Leaders, Faithful Offer Up Virtual Christmas BlessingAs a year ravaged by social unrest, wildfires and COVID draws to an end, San Francisco Bay Area religious leaders, choral directors and the faithful have taken to social media to deliver a message of hope during this stay-at-home holiday season.
Online or In-Person, Bay Area Christians Worship Together on Christmas Eve2020 has changed how we celebrate the holidays but, Thursday night, people were still coming together to worship and celebrate on Christmas Eve.
COVID: Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers Brave Bay Area Malls But Is It Safe?Many last minute Christmas shoppers said they headed to Bay Area malls to find gifts Tuesday evening, because at this point, it's too late to order them online.
COVID Holiday: San Jose's Sacred Heart Keeps Christmas Toy Drive Alive Despite SetbacksSacred Heart Community Service launched its annual toy drive on Monday, but in 2020, just like nearly everything else, this holiday giving event looks very different, and the needs are much greater.
COVID Surge: Demand For Tests High In Alameda County Amid Case SurgeSome COVID testing sites in the East Bay are noticing more demand and increasing the number of tests given per day amid the current coronavirus case surge, officials said.
COVID Travel: Tests Ahead Of Holidays May Give People A False Sense Of SecurityCOVID test sites have been packed around the Bay Area this week as residents rush to get swabbed before Thanksgiving, hoping to get the all clear before family gatherings.
COVID In Santa Clara: Santa Clara County Doubles COVID-19 Testing Capacity Ahead Of Holiday SeasonThe largest testing facility in the Bay Area plans to ramp up testing dramatically, ahead of the holiday season.
COVID Surge: Contra Costa Supervisors Advise 'Hunkering Down' Amid Coronavirus Case SpikeThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday issued an urgent plea with residents to curtail Thanksgiving gatherings, to continue with COVID-19 prevention basics.
Officials Fear Thanksgiving Family Gatherings Will Fuel Surge Of COVID-19 CasesWith just 17 days to go before Thanksgiving, health officials are asking Californians not to let their guard down.
Oakland Steps Up Holiday Weekend Patrols to Crack Down on Illegal FireworksThe Fourth of July holiday weekend is typically a time for family gatherings and fireworks but, with civic celebrations canceled, there's concern over illegal fireworks and the dangers they pose.
Focus On Crowd Control At Lake Merritt Memorial Day Weekend To Prevent Spike In COVID-19Oakland is a hot spot for the coronavirus so crowd control at Lake Merritt, the heart and crown jewel of Oakland, is especially important this Memorial Day weekend.
Local Thrash-Metal Heroes Hold Annual Holiday Shows At Slim'sBay Area thrash favorites Death Angel return to Slim's in San Francisco for the band's sixth annual "Another Death Angel Christmas Show" on Friday and Saturday night this weekend.
Marin Humane Society Issues Unique Warning About Christmas LightsWhen it comes to the Yule time season, Marin Humane Society issued a unique warning for local residents when it comes to draping the outside of their homes with Christmas lights.
Bay Area Storm Puts Damper On Holiday Travel, Shopping PlansMore than 50 million people across the country are expected to travel this wet holiday weekend and, for many, it is a popular weekend for shopping.
Airlines Offer Waivers To Help Travelers During Holiday Weekend Winter StormA number of airlines were giving out travel waivers ahead of the big winter storm that was expected to hit this weekend as millions of holiday travelers head home.