BART Service Nears Pre-Pandemic Level Monday as Hours ExpandOn Monday, BART service will ramp up to near pre-pandemic levels, including the return of late-night trains and expanded weekend service.
COVID Delta Variant: UC Berkeley Infectious Disease Expert Warns on TransmissiblityThe CDC says new data shows the COVID delta variant is as infectious as chickenpox, and vaccinated persons appear to be able to transmit the virus as much as those who are unvaccinated people.
Lawmakers Mount Last Ditch Effort To Stop Walgreens Closure In East OaklandCity leaders in Oakland are trying to keep a Walgreens at 81st and International from closing, saying if it does, residents in the area will be left in a pharmacy desert while in the middle of a pandemic.
Newsom Appoints Special Counsel To Investigate Multi-Billion Dollar EDD Debit Card FraudGov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on Tuesday tapped a former federal prosecutor to help investigate billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits paid by the state.
COVID Experts: Vaccine Hesitancy Fueling New Cases Which May Lead To More MutationsAs cases climb in California, vaccination has stalled and experts worry about what that means for the future of the pandemic.
Animal Shelters Inundated With 'Pandemic Pups' as Adoptive Owners' Attention LagsDuring the COVID lockdowns, record numbers of people brought new pets into their homes. Now, shelters are seeing the opposite -- a record number of people looking to surrender their dogs.
SF Supes Vote To Keep Pandemic-Era Parklets Making Outdoor Dining, Bars PermanentIt looks like those pandemic-era parklets for outdoor drinking and dining are here to stay, in San Francisco. The city's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to make them permanent.
COVID: Pandemic-Era Microchip Shortage Is Making Auto Parts Hard To GetBay Area drivers may need patience if their cars break down. The pandemic created a shortage of microchips. That created a shortage of new cars, which sent the price for new and used cars skyrocketing. Now it's landing in your local auto repair shop.
San Francisco Outdoor Live Music Program Created During Pandemic May Become PermanentSan Francisco Mayor London Breed on Tuesday proposed legislation that would make permanent a temporary outdoor live music program that began during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID Reopening: Oakland A's Host Rangers With Fans In Stands For First Time Since PandemicIt was like the season opener all over again when the Oakland’s RingCentral Coliseum opened with no COVID restrictions, for the first time in nearly 2 years.
Bill Extending State Eviction Ban Passes Assembly, Goes To SenateThe California State Assembly passed a bill Monday extending the state’s eviction ban through September.
CPUC Extends Suspension Of Utility Shutoffs Because Of Pandemic DebtThe California Public Utilities Commission has approved suspending utility shutoffs for another three months as part of its efforts to address the significant utility debt that customers took on during the pandemic.
California Unemployment Rate Falls for 4th Straight Month, Regains Half of Jobs Lost in PandemicCalifornia has regained more than half of the 2.7 million jobs it lost at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Friday, a trend driven by restaurants and hotels hiring more people as the Golden State reopens its economy.
COVID Reopening: Pandemic Creates 'Employees Market' As Demand For Workers Exceeds SupplyOn the first day of California’s post-COVID grand reopening, demand for food service and hospitality workers continues to constrain the ability of restaurants and bars to operate at full capacity.
COVID Reopening Day: San Francisco Businesses Thankful To Have Survived PandemicAcross San Francisco, June 15 was a day to be grateful for what made it through the pandemic. For many bars and restaurants, surviving was never guaranteed. Now comes the gratitude, and the thanks.