San Francisco Opens Help Center For Tenderloin District Residents In NeedWhen San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced her emergency declaration for the city's Tenderloin District, she talked about more police enforcement. She also acknowledged that a lot of people would need a place to get help. That site, The Tenderloin Linkage Center, is now open.
Patients Seeking Tests, COVID Relief Stressing SF Healthcare SystemSan Francisco General Hospital continues to see a lot of traffic, but it's not all sick patients. Many of the people showing up are those who just can't find a test anywhere else.
Storm System Brings Hope to Parched North Bay, ReservoirsLake Mendocino is where Gov Newsom declared a drought emergency back in April. Now, water is finally flowing into this reservoir again, raising the same question that is being asked across much of Californian. How much progress could reasonably be made here in one winter?
Significant Storms Coming To Drought-Parched Northern California; Fire Season May Be EndingReal, significant amounts of rainfall are finally on deck for Northern California. This is something the state is going to need to see a lot of - all throughout the fall and winter - to put a dent in the drought. But just this first sequence of rains could do a lot of work towards reducing our fire danger.
COVID: Vaccine Deadline for San Francisco Muni Operators ApproachesAs a vaccine deadline approaches, even bigger problems for San Francisco's struggling transit system could be ahead.
Plans To Create Permanent Homeless Housing at SF Japantown Hotel Face PushbackA San Francisco effort to get more homeless off the street is facing a funding deadline, and a lot of resistance in the city's Japantown neighborhood.
Overcoming COVID Vaccine Hesitancy, Myths, Misinformation Becoming More DifficultCOVID case numbers are rising and the consequences of that loom over everyone, so people are inevitably asking about the holdouts, those who are choosing not to get vaccinated. From anti-vax myths to old fashioned stubbornness, there are a lot of reasons behind that and changing minds, at this point, will be difficult.
Constant Sideshows At Former Naval Air Station Irk Alameda Residents; Now On City Council AgendaThe Alameda City Council will discuss an issue that has troubled several Bay Area cities in recent months. Sideshows have become routine at the retired naval air station. Many residents would like to see some changes.
Newsom GOP Challenger Faulconer Brings Longshot Bid For Governor To San FranciscoAmid the furor over the San Francisco School Board's handling of the pandemic, and several non-pandemic related controversies, the man hoping to unseat California Governor Gavin Newsom made a stop in the city Wednesday.
Judge Ruling Eliminates SAT, ACT Standardized Tests From UC Admissions ProcessA judge in Alameda County has found that, because of coronavirus, the SAT standardized test discriminates against people with disabilities. That means the test is out the University of California.
Postal Workers Union Sounds Alarm Over Budget, Trump Administration Rhetoric On Mail-In BallotsIn California's March primary, more than 100,000 mail-in ballots were rejected. For most of them, it was because they were not postmarked in time. That postmark date is critical. So now the country is facing a national election amid a pandemic, and voting by mail will be essential. What if the Postal Service can't handle it?
Park Elementary School In Hayward Resumes Classes With Curbside Meet-And-GreetPark Elementary is one of four schools in Hayward that resumed classes Thursday. The district admits this is a work in progress. And no, it's nothing like getting back to normal.
Calistoga's New Microgrid Will Keep Lights On During PG&E Shutoffs This Wildfire SeasonWildfire season is underway and if this year is anything like last year, PG&E planned power shutoffs may return soon. Enter the microgrid.
Mixed Emotions In Mendocino County Over Bay Area Daytrippers Seeking Escape From Shelter-In-PlaceIt's hard to blame anyone for wanting to get out of the Bay Area, just get away for a day amid the ongoing shelter-in-place. And while people are supposed to be staying home, some are now getting out to places like Fort Bragg, and that is causing some divide among the locals.
San Francisco Public Works Crews Soldier On During Coronavirus Sheltering-In-PlaceWhile much of the economy remains closed, one essential sector is busier than ever in San Francisco, and that is the city's Department of Public Works.