COVID: Pleasanton City Order to Take Down Parklets Puts Restaurants in a PinchOutdoor dining has become a lifeline for many restaurants in downtown Pleasanton and elsewhere during the pandemic, but now businesses are being ordered by the city to remove their parklets or face fines.
California Promotes Federally Funded Mortgage Relief ProgramThe application process is now open for the new California Mortgage Relief Program that will provide $1 billion in federal funds to help homeowners dealing with pandemic-related financial hardship.
COVID: New Restrictions Hit Struggling Bay Area Restaurants With Disappointing End To 2021Bay Area restaurants face new setbacks as the latest COVID-19 variant affects their staff and encourages businesses to take more precautions at the end of another difficult year during the pandemic.
Home Alone: Helping Pandemic Pets Cope When Their Owners Return To WorkDuring the COVID lockdown, our pets provided a lot of comfort and joy during the stressful time. But now experts and households alike wonder how our furry friends will fare as world slowly reopens and pet owners go back to work.
Unique Twist To Pandemic Shutdown Of Long-Established Santa Clara RestaurantHundreds of Bay Area businesses have shut down due to the pandemic, but for one Santa Clara restaurant the closure means the owners are also forced to leave the country.
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.
South Bay Families Welcome Return of In-Home Thanksgiving GatheringsFamilies across the country are grateful to be able to gather in person on Thanksgiving for the first time since the pandemic began.
COVID: Newly-Discovered Coronavirus Variant Mutates, Spreads Fast Among YoungA new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people
Owner Of San Francisco's Popular New Delhi Restaurant Hopeful Despite PandemicSan Francisco's New Delhi Restaurant that has hosted presidents, royalty, and ‘A list’ celebrities was on the brink of closing during the pandemic.
Travel Experts Forecast Return Of Pre-COVID Crowds This Holiday SeasonThis holiday travel season, the lines at airports are already looking a lot different than it did last year, as you can imagine. Expect it to be busy at airports, similar to pre-COVID levels.
Second Harvest Food Bank Grappling With Supply Chain Issues, Pandemic, Historic DemandSecond Harvest feeds almost a half a million people each month. Demand for food assistance continues to be an all-time historic high, 80% above pre-pandemic levels.