Longshoremen to Stop Work at Port of Oakland on Juneteenth in Solidarity With BLM ProtestersMany communities in the East Bay will be holding their first public Juneteenth celebrations Friday in the wake of the recent BLM protests. Da Lin reports. (6-18-20)
Calistoga Microgrid May Keep City Out Of The Dark During Planned Power ShutoffsWildfire season is underway and that means PG&E planned power shutoffs may return soon. Wilson Walker reports the city of Calistoga has installed a new micro grid that may help keep them out of the dark.
Westfield Valley Fair Mall in San Jose Reopens to Enthusiastic ShoppersShoppers long-denied a mall fix returned to Valley Fair in San Jose on Monday but the experience was much different. Maria Medina reports. (6-15-20)
Protesters Outside Fremont Tesla Factory Demand Improved Safety for WorkersA small group rallied outside the Tesla plant in Fremont on Monday to demand better protection for workers from the novel coronavirus. Juliette Goodrich reports. (6-15-20)
Reopening: Westfield San Francisco Centre Opens For First Time Since MarchFor the first time since March, Westfield San Francisco Centre on Market Street will welcome customers, with restrictions. Mask wearing, along with social distancing is required. (6/15/20)
San Francisco Restaurants Welcome Diners For First Time Since PandemicFor the first time in months, people were able to dine outside in San Francisco. Betty Yu shows us what that was like in the era of COVID-19.
Bay Area Malls Reopen With New Coronavirus-Era RestrictionsAs some shopping malls reopen their doors in the Bay Area, the big question remains: will people return? Don Ford reports. (6-12-20)
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Partially ReopensThe Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk reopened Thursday but most of the arcade games and all of the rides, including the Giant Dipper, were still in lockdown because of the pandemic. Len Ramirez reports. (6-11-20)
California's Slow Reopening Hurts HiringCalifornia's new unemployment claims increased by 29,426 to 258,000 -- far above those of the next state leader Florida, which had 110,520 claims. Kenny Choi reports. (6-11-20)
Popular Santana Row Dim Sum Restaurant Not Reopening Due To CoronavirusSantana Row in San Jose is slowly reopening as shelter-in place restrictions ease. Maria Medina reports why one popular restaurant won't be coming back.
California Movie Theatres To Reopen Under Strict COVID-19 GuidelinesMovie theatres In some parts of California got the green light to reopen but will the new safety measures be enough to draw people back to the big screen? Tina Patel gives us a look at what cinemas will look like during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bay Area Gyms Cut TIes With CrossFit Over Founder's George Floyd TweetA powerhouse fitness brand is losing support after the founder sent out a controversial tweet about George Floyd. Andria Borba reports. (6-8-20)
Hundreds Turn Out To Clean Up Oakland Chinatown Businesses Damaged In LootingA crowd estimated to be at least 300 people turned out Sunday to clean up businesses in Oakland's Chinatown that were damaged by looters and vandals during the recent unrest. (6/7/20)
Santa Clara County Allows In-Store Retail, Outdoor Dining But Business Owners Still StrugglingIn-store retail and outdoor dining is now allowed in Santa Clara county, but many business owners said Friday that it is far from business as usual for them. Maria Medina reports. (6/5/20)
AMC Theater Chain Says Survival in DoubtThe AMC theater chain reported in a financial filing that the company has “substantial doubt” it can stay in business due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic lockdowns. Andria Borba reports. (6-4-20)
Santa Clara County Businesses Prepare For Limited Reopenings, Outdoor DiningSanta Clara County was the first in the Bay Area to impose a shelter-in-place because of the coronavirus pandemic and they have been one of the last to begin loosening it. Tuesday, the County Health Officer announced that some businesses can reopen starting June 5th - with conditions, of course. John Ramos reports.
Launch Success! SpaceX Rocket Lifts 2 Americans Into OrbitA rocket built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel. CBS special report (5-30-20)
Pres. Trump Steps Up Feud With Social Media ProvidersBay Area tech giants Facebook and Twitter drew fire from both sides of the political spectrum Thursday while bracing for a possible executive order from President Trump over monitoring political messaging on their platforms. Natalie Brand reports. (5-28-20)
Salons In Napa County Set To Reopen Under New GuidelinesSalons in Napa County and in much of California are set to reopen after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the state's first move into Phase 3 of the reopening process. Kiet Do reports. (5/27/20)
What Happens When The AC Breaks During A Heat Wave During A PandemicWhen temperatures soar, air conditioning is so important. Juliette Goodrich tells us what happens when the AC goes down during a pandemic.
Businesses Struggle to Lure Back Laid-Off Workers Who Earn More on UnemploymentIn California workers earning less than $43,000 per year are receiving more from state and federal unemployment. Some employers trying to reopen are finding the offer of full-time work a tough sell. Len Ramirez reports. (5-22-20)
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)