COVID: Restaurants’ Lawsuit Against Contra Costa County on HoldA lawsuit against Contra Costa County over its early adoption of a health order banning outdoor dining at restaurants is on hold since a state order went into full effect, making the county's earlier restrictions a moot point.
COVID Costs: San Jose Places Caps On Food Delivery Service FeesSanta Clara County and the South Bay's largest city, San Jose, both approved caps on food delivery service fees Tuesday in an effort to protect struggling small businesses in the wake of COVID-19.
COVID Business: Walnut Creek Mulls Cash Grants To Struggling EstablishmentsThe city of Walnut Creek is considering a plan to offer cash lifelines to businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while it may not solve their financial problems, it may offer a way to hang on until real help can arrive.
COVID: East Bay Restaurant Owners Angry Over Latest Stay-At Home Order Mull Protests - 'We Are Being Decimated'A group of East Bay restaurant owners upset over the latest shutdowns mull protests as the current stay-at-home order bans outdoor dining until early January.
COVID Restrictions: Exasperated Bay Area Restaurant Owners Consider Defiance Of Shutdown OrdersRestaurant owners across the Bay Area on Monday said their long simmering fear and frustration over COVID restrictions has finally boiled over, becoming red-hot anger mixed with thoughts of open defiance of public health orders.
COVID Restrictions: Several Bay Area Counties Begin Stay-At-Home Shutdown, Closing BusinessesMany Bay Area residents on Sunday got in their last meals out ahead of the new stay-at-home order that closes restaurant dining and bars, shutters salons and limits retail in an effort to curb spiraling coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.
COVID Reopening: Marin County Restaurants Brace For Winter Weather Amid Indoor Dining ShutdownSkyrocketing coronavirus cases and the closure of indoor dining in parts of the Bay Area have left some restaurant owners wondering if they will be able to survive into next year.
COVID Surge: Santa Clara, Marin Counties To Halt Indoor Dining; Move Back To Red Tier ImminentSanta Clara and Marin County will halt all indoor dining amid a sudden spike of COVID-19 cases, with other Bay Area counties set to follow suit, health authorities announced Friday.
COVID: Contra Costa County Suspends Indoor Dining, Movie Concessions, Indoor Gyms Over Surging Cases - 'We Must Act Now'Health officials in Contra Costa County announced that indoor dining, movie concession stands and indoor fitness centers will suspend operations next week as COVID-19 cases rise in the Bay Area, the state and across the country.
New Stanford Study Finds Significant COVID Risks From Indoor DiningA new study authored by a Stanford computer scientist found that indoor businesses were the biggest spreaders of COVID-19 -- providing bad news for a restaurant industry struggling during the pandemic.
Patio Heaters Are Latest Pandemic Necessity In Short SupplyMajor retailers across the nation are running out simple patio heaters. The popular Pastime Ace Hardware in El Cerrito is completely sold out. Manager, Jeffrey Pryde says it’s due to restaurants.
Cold Weather Chills Business at Outdoor Dining Venues in San FranciscoFriday was the first real test of people's willingness to eat outdoors on a cold night in San Francisco's Mission District.
SJ Allows Some Downtown Restaurants To Serve Until Midnight After Complaints Over Police ClosuresAfter complaints over police officers closing late-night restaurants, San Jose has agreed to allow some downtown restaurants to serve customers on city streets until midnight.
Reopening: SF's Move To 'Yellow Tier' Welcome News In City's Forgotten Financial DistrictSan Francisco has now moved into California's 'yellow tier' for reopening amid the coronavirus. The changes finally brings some good news for the Financial District -- a part of the city that has been largely empty since the shutdowns began.
COVID Reopening: San Jose Restaurant Operators Excited To Bring Guests IndoorsRestaurant owners and patrons were happy to hear that indoor dining is returning to Santa Clara County for the first time in months, even if only at 25 percent capacity to start.