Livermore Reopens First Street To Help Businesses Hurt By COVID-19 Street ClosuresStreet closures in downtown Livermore were supposed to help businesses survive the pandemic but they ended up hurting many retailers. So, the city has decided to reopen First Street this weekend.
Danville Scales Back Street Closure After Retailer ComplaintsClosing down the main street to allow for outdoor dining has been a popular idea in many smaller Bay Area cities. But in some cases, the closures are hurting businesses.
Morgan Hill Goes All-In With Outdoor Dining as Pandemic Wears OnMorgan Hill is feeling the same economic pressures from the pandemic as any other place but this community is showing how much can be accomplished when you embrace change rather than try to resist it.
San Jose Closes Stretch Of San Pedro Street To Unveil Downtown Outdoor Dining ProgramSan Jose has joined cities around the Bay Area in implementing a "safe streets" program to give people and businesses room to spread out.
Santa Clara County Health Recommends Businesses Submit Online Form To Resume Operations EarlyHealth officials in Santa Clara County are urging all businesses planning to resume operations under the new health order, including those already open, ti complete the new online social distancing protocol form before the Monday deadline.
Alameda Re-Striping Lanes On Park, Webster Streets To Make Room For Outdoor DiningThe city of Alameda will re-stripe Webster and Park Streets to cordon off space for outdoor dining and shopping during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, city officials said Wednesday.
Santa Clara Co. Restaurants On Edge After Mixed Messages On Outdoor DiningThere is growing confusion and fear among restaurant owners in the Southbay who are caught in a battle between the state and the county over outdoor dining.
Alameda County Heath Department Eases Stay-at-Home Order to Allow More Businesses to OpenAlameda County now allows outdoor restaurant dining, outdoor fitness classes, outdoor museums and indoor retail stores including malls to operate.
San Francisco Restaurants Enter Coronavirus Era With Al Fresco DiningOn Friday, COVID-19 health restrictions in San Francisco were relaxed enough to allow outdoor dining at restaurants. Customers were lining in the city to learn what it takes to make al fresco dining work in the age of social distancing.
San Francisco Restaurateurs Hope City Will Permit New Outdoor Dining Options After ReopeningThe coronavirus economic disaster has landed squarely on the service industry. So what can be done to mitigate a crisis that has already forced some restaurants to close for good?
Plan For Dining Outside 'Al Fresco' Could Save Struggling San Jose Restaurants During COVID-19 PandemicTo give struggling restaurants a much-needed lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has proposed usings streets, sidewalks and parking for expanding outdoor dining 'al fresco.'