Wine Country Sees Surge of Memorial Day Weekend VisitorsIn Napa Valley, there is relief that COVID-19’s grip may be coming to an end. As a result, a lot of people are treating Memorial Day weekend as a kind of spring break from the pandemic.
Memorial Day Weekend: Stockton's Weber Point Fountain Set to Reopen SaturdayStockton's Weber Point fountain, a popular interactive water feature located in downtown Stockton at the Weber Point Events Center, will reopen for the 2021 season starting Saturday.
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.