On Monday, BART service will ramp up to near pre-pandemic levels, including the return of late-night trains and expanded weekend service. Da Lin reports. (8-1-21)
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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. Da Lin reports. (8-1-21)
Tenants Receive $475,000 Buyout to Move Out of San Francisco ApartmentEven in the crazy world of San Francisco real estate, a $475,000 voluntary buyout offered to one couple to move out of their apartment has captured national attention. Max Darrow reports. (7-30-21)
As Mask Mandates Reappear in Bay Area, Condemnation of the Unvaxxed GrowsFor the first time in the pandemic it seems like more people in the Bay Area are taking sides with the vaccinated becoming more vocally annoyed with those who haven't taken the shot. Wilson Walker reports. (7-29-21)
Former California EDD Director Analyzes New Unemployment DataCalifornia's unemployment claims jumped to their highest level since the economy reopened. Employment attorney and former EDD director Michael Bernick talks with KPIX 5's Allen Martin. (7-29-21)
Silicon Valley Giants Join U.S. Gov't in Mandating Vaccination for EmployeesAs some states and cities step up incentives, the White House is calling on state and local governments to offer $100 to those who get vaccinated. Natalie Brand reports. (7-29-21)
Chef Joseph Paire Puts Comfort Food And Cannabis On The Menu At The Limewood Restaurant At The ClaremontChef Joseph Leroy Paire III tells BR's Jan Mabry how he is putting his own brand of Southern comfort food and cannabis pairings on the menu at the Limewood Restaurant inside the Claremont Hotel. For more info visit limewoodrestaurant.com.
Bay Area Businesses Start Updating Masking Policies After Latest ChangesMax Darrow reports on Burlingame businesses changing their masking requirements after updates to CDC and state health recommendations (7-28-2021)
Business Owners Speak Out On Plan For Urban Village In SJ's Little Portugal NeighborhoodDevelopers have unveiled an ambitious plan for the next phase of San Jose's future BART station in the Little Portugal neighborhood. Len Ramirez talked to some business owners concerned about the impact of the proposed urban village.
Disney Moves Thousands of High-Wage Workers Out of CaliforniaDisney is packing up thousands of its highest-paid workers and moving them to Florida. The company, born in the Golden State, now says California isn't business-friendly enough. Kandiss Crone reports. (7-24-21)
Oakland Community Scrambles to Halt Closure of Neighborhood WalgreensThere's a last-minute push to save a Walgreens store in East Oakland. One city leader is calling the store the lifeblood of the neighborhood. Katie Nielsen reports. (7-23-21)
Bay Area Health Officials Urge Employers to Require VaccinationThree Bay Area counties are urging employers to consider requiring employee vaccinations to promote COVID-safe workplaces. Kiet Do reports. (7-22-21)
San Francisco Mulls Installing Sidewalk Trash Receptacles Costing $20 K EachThe city of San Francisco wants to replace green trash cans with bigger, "smart" ones. The prototype being considered will cost taxpayers about $20,000 per can. Kenny Choi reports. (7-22-21)
Bay Area Reopens: Festivals Set To Return To Fremont, San JoseFollowing last year's pandemic pause, the Fremont Festival of the Arts and the San Jose Jazz Festival are gearing up amid rising concerns about the Delta variant. Katie Nielsen reports. (7/21/21)
Chinatown Businesses Say They're Targets Of Frivolous ADA Lawsuits; DA InvestigatesSan Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin's office is launching an investigation after several Chinatown merchants were hit by potentially fake lawsuits and so-called "demand letters." Andria Borba reports. (7/21/21)
Bay Area Space Fans Giddy With Excitement Over Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin LaunchBay Area skywatchers watched excitedly billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space launch on Tuesday. Kit Do caught up with some of them at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland.
Oakland Lawmakers To Vote On Future Of A's BallparkIn a matter of hours, Oakland lawmakers will vote to determine the future of the A's in that city. Betty Yu tells us that both sides are still at odds on many issues.
Food Halls Catch On With Bay Area Diners, Restaurant OwnersAfter being hard-hit by the pandemic, a growing trend in the Bay Area dining scene is the popularity of food halls, which offer multiple food options for customers at lower costs for restaurant owners. Len Ramirez reports. (7/19/21)
A's Plan to Reject Oakland's Financial Proposal for New BallparkA financial plan put forward Friday for a new baseball stadium for the Oakland A's to stay rooted where they are is way off base as far as the team is concerned. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-16-21)
San Jose Convention Center Homeless Shelter ClosesThe San Jose Convention Center is back open for business after clearing out a temporary shelter for nearly 300 homeless people during the pandemic. Kiet Do reports. (7-16-21)
Bay Area Call for Voluntary Indoor Mask-Wearing Gets Mixed ResponseA new recommendation to resume wearing masks indoors is a wake-up call that the coronavirus and its variants are still active but not everyone's happy about being asked to return to face covering. Len Ramirez reports from Campbell. (7-16-21)
Hayward Officials Oppose Restarting Power Plant After ExplosionThe California Energy Commission held a public meeting on Calpine Corp’s application to restart its Hayward power plant following an unexplained explosion at the facility. Wilson Walker reports. (7-15-21)
Napa Naturopathic Doctor Accused Of Selling Fake COVID Pills, Providing Fake Immunization CardsA Napa doctor has been arrested for handing out fake COVID-19 vaccine cards and defrauding patients with a vaccine alternative. Andrea Nakano reports. (7/14/21)
A's Stadium Battle: Team, Howard Terminal Critics Dig In As Crucial Vote NearsWhile the Oakland City Council will decide next week whether to approve a deal on a proposed new ballpark for the A's at Howard Terminal, opponents of the plan spoke out Wednesday and the team's president issued an ominous warning. John Ramos reports. (7/14/21)
Team In Marathon Negotiations Ahead Of Vote To Decide Fate Of Oakland A'sIn just a week, Oakland lawmakers will vote on the future of the A's. Andrea Nakano tells us the team is in marathon negotiations to get the deal done.