San Francisco Custodian Testifies Before Senate About Job Safety During Coronavirus PandemicA custodian from San Francisco testified remotely before a Senate subcommittee hearing about the impact of coronavirus on essential workers. Those who testified are seeking paid sick days and more access to PPE. (5/21/20)
Supervisor: Potential Buyer Found For Seton Medical Center After State LeavesSan Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa said a hospital group is poised to purchase Seton Medical Center in Daly City after the state stops leasing the facility next month. (5/21/20)
Santa Clara County Gears Up For Phase 2 ReopeningIn Santa Clara County, the hardest hit in the Bay Area during the coronavirus pandemic, officials gear up for Phase 2 of the reopening of businesses, which is set to begin on Friday. Kiet Do reports. (5/21/20)
Better Together: 'Hunger At Home' Give Good Meals To Newly-Unemployed Restaurant, Hotel WorkersHotel execs, chefs and restaurateurs have created 'Hunger at Home' to provide delicious to the many restaurant and hospitality workers, now unemployed due to the pandemic. When Don Ford went to see them in action, the cars were lined up around the block.
Napa County Restaurants Allowed To Offer In-Person Dining In Reopening PlanAs of Wednesday, restaurants in Napa County are allowed to offer in-person dining once again after its reopening plan was approved by the state. Kiet Do reports. (5/20/20)
International Travel Not An Option For Many SFO Travelers Due To COVID-19San Francisco International Airport has seen a dramatic drop in air travel due to the coronavirus. Andria Borba reports that a few airlines are just weeks away from resuming flights to Europe.
Coronavirus Update: Phase 2 Reopening Underway In Contra Costa CountyPhase 2 of the reopening process has come to Contra Costa County, with non-essential retail businesses being allowed to open with curbside pickup and delivery Tuesday. Kiet Do reports. (5/19/20)
Players May Not Be Ready For Live Sports By June 1Fans were delighted to hear Gov. Newsom say that live sports may be back by June 1. But Andrea Nakano tells us that the players might not be ready.
Business Slow On Day 1 Of Phase 2 Of Reopening In San FranciscoMany business owners in San Francisco didn't know what to expect on day one of phase two for reopening business after the COVID-19 shutdown. Betty Yu talked to store owners who were eager after weeks of being shut down.
Coronavirus: Bay Area Counties Doing A Balancing Act When It Comes To ReopeningBay Area counties have started to open up, after months of shutdown for COVID-19. Joe Vazquez reports on the delicate balancing act counties face when it comes to reopening.
Coronavirus Update: San Mateo County Entering Phase 2, Businesses ReopenA revised shelter-in-place order went into effect in San Mateo County on Monday, allowing for certain retail businesses to reopen, as part of the state's Phase 2 guidelines. Kiet Do reports. (5/18/20)
Pandemic Business Falloff Claims Pleasanton-Based Specialty's Cafe & BakerySpecialty's Cafe & Bakery, a Pleasanton-based chain that had locations around the West Coast and as far away as Chicago, announced Sunday it is going out of business after 33 years. Betty Yu reports. (5-17-20)
Study Paints Troubling Picture of Bay Area Poverty Before Coronavirus OutbreakA new study on poverty in the Bay Area gives a picture of economic inequality, race disparities and financial insecurity millions face in the region. Devin Fehely reports. (5-17-20)
Las Vegas Prepares to Reopen In Wake ff Coronavirus PandemicSeveral major properties have stated that they're aiming to be open May 26 but they need the blessing of the Gaming Control Board and the Nevada governor. Sara Donchey reports. (5-15-20)
Daly City Shopping Complex Installs Hands-Free Bathroom FixturesWestlake Shopping Center in Daly City is getting ready to reopen by installing new fixtures that require no hand contact in all its public restrooms. Don Ford reports. (5-14-20)
Sen. Feinstein Answers Questions About Husband's Stock TransactionsSen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) was questioned last month by law enforcement about stock transactions by her husband, Richard Blum, shortly before the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States and sent share prices tumbling. Maria Medina reports. (5-14-20)
Governor's Coronavirus Update: Proposed 10 Percent Pay Cut for State WorkersGov. Newsom painted a grim financial picture for the state Thursday as he presented a revised budget that reflected a massive decline in revenue and a proposed 10 percent cut in pay for state workers. (5-14-20)
Governor's Coronavirus Update: Budget Balancing Strategy and EducationGov. Gavin Newsom revealed the projected size of the California budget shortfall and explained how his administration will attempt to balance it and still maintain resources for public education. (5-14-20)
Coronavirus: Napa Reopens But Customers Rare At Some BusinesesSome businesses in Napa have reopened after being closed for weeks during the coronavirus shelter in place orders. Kenny Choi went there to see if shoppers were coming out.
Coronavirus: Resentment Builds When Businesses Following Rules To Reopen See Others Who Don'tResentment can set in during the COVID-19 pandemic, when some businesses, like Tesla, defy orders, and reopen, while others remain closed. John Ramos talked to a business in Berkeley trying hard to follow the rules.
Alameda County OKs Tesla Reopening; Demonstrators Show SupportAlameda County has given the green light to Tesla over its move to reopen the Fremont assembly plant, and demonstrators came out Wednesday to support the company and demand more reopenings in the region. Juliette Goodrich reports. (5/13/20)
Coronavirus Update: San Jose Leaders Consider 'Al Fresco' Dining PlanSan Jose city leaders are considering an "al fresco" dining plan that would make it easier for restaurants struggling in the coronavirus pandemic to use outdoor spaces such as parking lots to conduct business. Kiet Do reports. (5/13/20)
Study Looks At Impact Of Airflow In Restaurants On Transmission Of COVID-19Besides social distancing, restaurants may have to consider airflow before opening up indoor seating. Omar Villafranca looks at research from UC Davis and the University of Oregon about how the virus can travel.
Researcher Puts Popular Yet Controversial COVID-19 Antibody TestMany medical experts question the value of the COVID-19 antibody tests currently on the market. There are no hard numbers, but when Marina Medina went to get one, the lab was packed. She talked to a Bay Area researcher who is putting the tests to a test.