Traditional Fourth of July Parade Returns to Half Moon BayThe 50th anniversary of the Half Moon Bay Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade & Festival was extra special this year because it had been canceled last year.
Oakland Firefighter at White House Sunday for Celebration Honoring Frontline Workers, 1st RespondersAn Oakland firefighter has been invited to the White House for the Fourth of July.
History Remembered at Historic Juneteenth Festival in Marin CityJuneteenth commemorates the unofficial end of slavery in America but June 19, 2021 was the first time it was actually recognized as an official, national holiday. That had special meaning to people gathered at Marin City for a celebration.
Holiday Traffic, Sweltering Heat Monday Prompt First Spare the Air Alert of 2021A combination of tailpipe exhaust and sizzling temperatures expected Monday have prompted Bay Area air quality officials to issue a Spare the Air alert for Memorial Day.
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.