East Bay Florists Say 'I Love You' to Valentine Customers After Months of LockdownSecond only to Mothers' Day, Valentine's Day is a lucrative time of the year for florists and, while the pandemic may be changing the way business is done, it hasn’t dampened people’s desire to say “I love you.”
Holiday Lights Around the Bay Area Deliver Christmas CheerAround the Bay Area, holiday light installations -- both amateur and professional -- illuminate the night in the final days of an exceptionally dark year.
Bay Area Rain Dampens Parishioners but Not Spirits at Outdoor Christmas ServicesSome outdoor Christmas Day masses were canceled because of the rain but those that held services said it's a reflection of one thing the coronavirus pandemic has taught them: flexibility.
Beating the COVID Blues, Bay Area Musicians Tour Neighborhood DrivewaysSome top-flight Bay Area musicians who can't tour the country and world during the pandemic have been touring local driveways instead.
Bay Area Law Enforcement Agencies Carry On Holiday Toy Drives Despite COVID Pandemic RestrictionsAcross the Bay Area those who organize yearly toy drives are finding creative ways to get the job done despite coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
Christmas Present: San Francisco Firefighters Compete for Best-Decorated Fire HouseThe San Francisco Fire Department is reviving a tradition that began and ended seven decades ago: a competition to determine the best-decorated fire station.
Scout Holiday Tree Lot in Piedmont Shifts to Online Ordering Due to COVID-19Like many operations during the pandemic, the Piedmont Scout Tree Lot has gone online this year, allowing customers to pre-order trees for pickup or delivery.
COVID: Small Business Saturday Turns 10 in Make-or-Break Pandemic YearFor many independent businesses Small Business Saturday opens a critical holiday shopping season and, in this pandemic year, one-fifth say they will have to close if things don't get better soon.
COVID Testing: Bay Area Health Officials Encourage Testing Following Holiday GatheringsCOVID-19 cases are expected to spike following the Thanksgiving holiday and, in response, public health officials are asking anyone who attended a large group gathering to get tested.
Bay Area Small Business Group Says Shop Small, Think Big on Black FridayA group of activists and store owners is asking shoppers to help them reclaim Black Friday by foregoing discounts and paying a percentage of sales to Black and Indigenous organizations.
Pandemic Presses Bay Area Families to Find New Ways to Observe Thanksgiving HolidayWith the pandemic grinding on, Thanksgiving was always going to be the holiday where the realities of social distancing and safety collided with cherished family traditions.
Pared-Back Pandemic Feasts Goose Demand for Tiny TurkeysAcross the Bay Area, small turkeys are almost sold out as families and the food industry adjust to downsized Thanksgiving plans during the pandemic.
SF Indoor Dining Ban Wallops Indian Restaurants on First Day of DiwaliA ban on indoor dining is now in effect in San Francisco and it could hardly come at a worse time for Indian restaurants on the first day of the Diwali holiday festival of light.
Health Officials Offer Tips For A Safe Halloween In The COVID-19 Era Just days away from Halloween, health officials were offering tips on how to safely celebrate with your children in this era of COVID-19.
San Jose Hot Dog Eating Champ Joey Chestnut Wins 13th Title at Coney Island ContestJoey Chestnut gobbled 75 weiners and buns in 10 minutes to win his 13th title and, around the 8-minute mark, he made history by eating his 1,000th career dog.