CA Inks Deal With Motel 6 To House Homeless During COVID-19 PandemicGovernor Newsom announced a plan to protect the state's homeless people during and beyond the pandemic. Wilson Walker reports on California's new deal with Motel 6.
Famed Bay Area Restaurateur Leads Chefs Suing Insurers Over Denied Virus ClaimsLed by Thomas Keller, who made Yountville's The French Laundry a world-famous landmark of fine dining, a group of chefs who say they have paid millions in insurance premiums over the years are now organizing to demand their claims be paid. Anna Werner reports
Massive Cargo Ship Slips Under Bay Bridge on Way to Port Of OaklandPort of Oakland officials Thursday welcomed the arrival of a massive freighter, the MSC Anna, which spans 1,312 feet in length. Don Ford reports. (4-16-20)
Fremont Issues New Mandate to Cover Face While ShoppingFremont will now require all employees and customers of many essential businesses to wear masks or face coverings. Andria Borba reports. (4-16-20)
Trump Administration Releases Phased Plan for Restarting EconomyPresident Trump said he’s open to some states “reopening” before federal social distancing guidelines expire at the end of month but appeared to back off his claim of absolute authority. (4-16-20)
Staggering Job Losses Reported as Silicon Valley Leaders Plan Economic RestartAlmost 22 million have sought jobless benefits this past month — by far the worst stretch of U.S. job losses on record and now Silicon Valley leaders are putting together a strategy for coming back after quarantines are relaxed. Anne Makovec reports. (4-16-20)
Raw Video: Gov. Gavin Newsom Updates State's Effort To Help Business Owners, Self-EmployedGov. Gavin Newsom Wednesday announced a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program to help small business owners and self-employed individuals manage their access to unemployment relief funds. (4/15/20)
Jeff Harry Shows You How To 'Rediscover Your Play'Jeff Harry, founder of 'Rediscover Your Play,' talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about how he helps his clients find their inner selves through play.
South Bay BART Extension Nears Target Start Date as Pandemic Complicates PlansAt a BART board meeting Thursday, staff designated June as their latest projected starting date for service to the long-awaited Berryessa and Milpitas stations. But is that realistic? Len Ramirez reports. (4-10-20)
Frontline Fast Food Workers Protest Over Worker Safety, Pay During COVID-19 PandemicWorkers at a Hayward McDonald’s on Thursday protested working conditions. Kiet Do reports. (4-9-20)
Newly Minted Livermore Nurse Heads To NY To Join Fight Against COVID-19A Bay Area nurse who just got certified is off to the front lines in New York. Don Ford tells us she is part of an army of nurses deployed to fight the war against the coronavirus.
SF Launches Recovery Task Force To Help Businesses Hurt By COVID-19 PandemicSan Francisco is launching the Economic Recovery Task Force, to help small businesses who were dealt a devastating blow by the coronavirus pandemic. Wilson Walker talked to one businesswoman who wonders if will be enough.
Historic Job Loss Numbers Lead to Flood of Unemployment ClaimsUnemployment claims are up almost fourfold and California's once-golden Silicon Valley is not immune. Len Ramirez reports. (4-3-20)
SF Dentists Court Risk Of COVID-19 Contamination To Treat Emergency PatientsWhen California banned all non-urgent medical procedures, a lot of dental offices closed down. But as John Ramos reports, a few stayed open to handle dental emergencies, even though they are some of the highest risk healthcare workers in the country.
SF Dentists Court Risk Of COVID-19 Contamination To Treat Emergency PatientsWhen California banned all non-urgent medical procedures, a lot of dental offices closed down. But as John Ramos reports, a few stayed open to handle dental emergencies, even though they are some of the highest risk healthcare workers in the country.
Instacart Shoppers To Stage Nationwide Strike Over Coronavirus ConcernsShoppers working for the delivery app Instacart are planning a picket on Monday citing the need for protective safety equipment and higher pay as business surges during the coronavirus pandemic. Katie Nielsen reports. (3/30/20)
Historic Spike in Unemployment Claims May Indicate Bay Area Jobs Boom is BustAs the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, Bay Area businesses posted a surge of layoff notices. Da Lin reports. (3-26-20)
Plumbers Helping Delivering Pharmaceuticals During Coronavirus Shelter In PlacePeople across the Bay Area are finding creative ways to help each other during the coronavirus outbreak. Don Ford tells us about a Good Samaritan plumber, who has his team doing more than just unclogging pipes.
California's Napa Valley Vintners Bracing For Big Hit From CoronavirusWine country vintners are bracing for a big hit now that all the tasting rooms are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Betty Yu talked to the owner of HALL wines in St. Helena.
CA Restaurants, Bars Can Offer Alcohol 'To Go' During Statewide Shelter-In-PlaceRestaurants and bars have been especially hit hard by the statewide shelter-in-place order. Devin Fehely tells us the governor's office has given them at least a partial life line.
SF Speeds Up Hiring Process For Much-Needed Nurses, Medical PersonnelSan Francisco is fast-tracking the hiring of health care workers and eliminating red tape. Da Lin was at a job fair for nurses at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
Las Vegas Strip Goes Dark As Nevada Orders Shutdown Of Casinos Over CoronavirusThe famed Las Vegas Strip became a ghost town early Wednesday after the governor of Nevada ordered all casinos to be shut down for 30 days to stop the spread of coronavirus. Hector Mejia reports. (3/18/20)
Small Businesses Get Creative To Stay Open During Coronavirus PandemicSmall business are feeling the impact from the coronavirus and some owners are having to get creative to keep their doors open. Don Ford talked to one business owner in Berkeley.
Bars, Restaurants Scramble To Comply With Gov. Newsom's Orders To Slow CoronavirusBars and restaurants across California are scrambling to comply with Gov. Gavin Newsom's directives to close or reduce the capacity of establishments to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Jackie Ward reports. (3/16/20)

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