Newsom Enlists California Highway Patrol To Help Stop Smash And Grab RobberiesAfter a rash of smash-and-grab robberies, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered California Highway Patrol officers to increase patrols on freeways adjacent to busy California shopping centers and make stops at the malls.
Bay Area Bargain Shoppers Find Black Friday Is Not What It Used To BeBlack Friday shoppers said some Bay Area stores still offered big discounts to get customers in the door, while others were not offering much. Retail experts said part of that was a supply chain issue.
Long Lines At Bay Area Test Sites To Ensure Safe, COVID-Free Thanksgiving GatheringsThe pandemic forced many to skip holiday parties last year so this week will be extra special for families who will gather for Thanksgiving. But some are taking the extra step to play it safe by getting tested for COVID-19.
COVID: High Vaccination Rate May Prevent Post-Holiday Spike Of Contagious Delta VariantHealth experts believe the state's high vaccination rate will protect Californians from a surge that we saw after last Fourth of July when cases and deaths spiked dramatically.
Biden Signs Bill Making Juneteenth a Federal HolidayPresident Biden on Thursday signed into law a measure that makes June 19, or Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
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.