California Gold Rush Town Typifies Labor-Shortage Plight Vexing BusinessesBusinesses struggled to get through the Great Recession with minimal staff after low demand forced them to lay off workers. The opposite is playing out in the pandemic.
UPDATE: 2 Men Shot Outside South Bay High School Football Playoff GameTwo men suffered non-life-threatening injuries and a high school playoff crowd was forced to flee to safety while the teams drove to the ground for cover on the field Friday night after gunshots rang out at the CCS Division 1 championship game between St. Francis and Serra high schools.
Motorist Arrested on Suspicion of DUI, Gun, Drug Offenses in Suisun CityA driver who was zooming down State Route 12 at 103 mph in Suisun City early Friday morning was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, along with gun, drug and traffic-related offenses, police said.
Man Arrested in San Carlos on Suspicion of Methamphetamine, Firearm PossessionSheriff's deputies arrested a man on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and a firearm and related offenses in San Carlos Friday night, police said.
COVID: Expert Says New Omicron Coronavirus Variant Likely Already in U.S.While no cases have been discovered in the United States, a UCSF infectious disease expert believes the variant first identified in South Africa is already here.
COVID: Highly Contagious Omicron Variant Prompts New Travel RestrictionsNew travel restrictions will go into effect on Monday as a new coronavirus variant is circulating. The Omicron variant was first discovered in South Africa, but now it's believed to have reached Europe and Hong Kong.
San Francisco Firefighters Pull Drowning Coyote Out Of BayA wayward coyote was recovering Saturday after being rescued by firefighters from the San Francisco Bay.
New COVID Variant 'Omicron' Identified; Here's What You Need To KnowThe World Health Organization issued a warning Friday of a new COVID variant named 'Omicron' that has been identified in South Africa and other counties.
Federal Court Blocks COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for California PrisonsA federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked an order that all California prison workers must be vaccinated against the coronavirus or have a religious or medical exemption.
Holiday Fair in Santa Clara Puts Focus on Local Crafts and CreatorsA line of shoppers wrapped around the Santa Clara Convention Center on Friday for the Holiday Fair that supports small businesses and craftspeople.
Drowning Teenager Pulled From Surf at San Francisco Ocean BeachA teenager who was rescued Friday morning after being submerged in the surf at Ocean Beach will recover, the San Francisco Fire Department said.