COVID: SF Supes Approve Emergency Ordinance To Increase Hotels To House Homeless People During PandemicSan Francisco supervisors approved an emergency ordinance calling for an increase the amount of hotel rooms for homeless people as the COVID-19 pandemic endures.
California's Increasing Jobless Numbers Reflect Pandemic-Stricken Restaurant, Hotel WorkersCalifornia's unemployment rate edged up nearly 1 percentage point last month as the state shed more than 52,000 jobs led by the pandemic-hobbled restaurant and lodging industries.
Oakland Spends Homekey Funds On Single Family Homes For HomelessThe goal of a new $10 million housing plan in Oakland is to create homes for people pushed into homelessness. It’s called Project Reclamation.
Tourists Trickle Back To San Francisco As More Hotels, Restaurants Set To ReopenSan Francisco's world-famous Fairmont Hotel is now hosting guests after a six-month closure. The city also announced Friday that more openings might be on the way. Could it be enough to help the city turn the corner on the worst of the pandemic?
San Francisco Gyms Reopen For Indoor Workouts For First Time Since COVID-19 Pandemic StartedOn Monday, COVID-19 reopenings were expanded for a number of San Francisco businesses with gyms, hair salons and other personal services now being allowed to have a limited number of customers indoors.
COVID Reopenings: San Francisco Business Owners Prepare To Reopen After COVID Restrictions Eased For the first time in nearly six months, San Francisco hotels will also be allowed to fully reopen for business Monday and they will not be alone.
Hotels Install Office Amenities to Lure Bay Area Teleworkers Out of the HouseMore hotels are fashioning rooms into office spaces as working from home becomes a longterm option for many Bay Area professionals.
SF's Healthy Streets Offers Shelter Assistance, Hotel Rooms To HomelessIn recent weeks, some San Franciscans have raised concerns about a longtime problem they believe has suddenly gotten worse.
CA Hotels Sue To Overturn Emergency COVID-19 Ordinance To Increase CleaningLeaders with the state's hotel industry on Monday announced they've filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court, seeking to overturn an emergency ordinance passed earlier this month that increases cleaning at the city's hotels and commercial offices.
Hotel Rooms Leased For Homeless In Alameda County Sit Empty Months Into COVID-19 PandemicAt the start of the coronavirus pandemic California officials knew immediately if it spread into the homeless population a disaster could occur, so the state leased hotels to house people living on the streets. Now, months into the pandemic, many of the rooms sit empty.
Reopening: COVID-19 Restrictions Slowing Tourists Return To Napa Valley HotelsMany hotels in Wine Country's Napa Valley have welcomed guests back, but rooms aren’t fully booked yet. It’s not because the reservations aren’t coming in -- many rooms are intentionally sitting empty.
San Francisco Supervisors Renew Demands For Hotel Room For Homeless During COVID-19 OutbreakSeveral San Francisco Supervisors were once again voicing their displeasure with what they say is the city's slow pace in placing homeless people in hotel rooms amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Better Together: 'Hunger At Home' Chefs, Hotel Execs Give Food To Unemployed Hospitality, Food WorkersWhen the hotel and restaurant world collapsed, they were left holding millions of pounds of food. Hunger at Home collected that food and is making it available to the workers, and anyone else who lost their jobs.
California's Historic Homeless Hotel Quarantine Shows Progress, Need for More RoomsRoughly 7,000 people in California have been moved out of shelters, vehicles and rough streets to ride out the pandemic in hotels, an effort Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in March to shield some of the state's 150,000 estimated vulnerable homeless.
Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Hotels Struggling During COVID-19 Shutdown Tourism is San Francisco's largest industry, according to the San Francisco Travel Association. But with 70 of the city's 215 hotels temporarily closed under the shelter-in-place order, will not be business as usual when they reo