COVID: Employers Hopeful End Of Federal Unemployment Benefits Will Bring Workers BackMore than two-million Californians have lost federal unemployment benefits that helped them stay afloat financially during the worst of the pandemic.
Nurses Say Continuing Personnel Shortages Beset COVID Care WorkersMore than a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic nurses say they're dealing with a severe shortage in staffing and plummeting morale.
Returning to Offices, Pandemic Pet Adopters Seek Training to Ease Animals' AnxietyWith families now returning to offices and schools, what will happen with the pets they adopted during quarantine?
COVID Recovery: Students Cheer Return of In-Person Classes at San Jose State UniversitySan Jose State University welcomed tens of thousands of students back to campus for in-person learning Thursday with fanfare, mask-wearing and a mix of worry and optimism.
Stretch Of San Francisco's Great Highway Reopening To Weekday TrafficA stretch of San Francisco's Great Highway will be reopening to weekday traffic after being limited to pedestrians and bikes as a safe recreation zone for more than a year during the COVID pandemic, city officials announced Thursday.
COVID Surge: Mask Mandate Returns To Bay Area Businesses With No Limits On CapacityWhile the masks are back on, there will be no capacity limitation like earlier in the pandemic. The June 15 re-opening remains in place.
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.