Gov. Newsom Faces Backlash Over Multi-Family Birthday PartyGov. Gavin Newsom attended a birthday party at The French Laundry in Yountville for one of his political advisers last week that included people from several households. Wilson Walker reports. (11-13-20)
Santa Clara County to Close Restaurant Indoor Dining Beginning Next WeekSanta Clara County and other counties throughout the Bay Area are seeing a sudden, rapid spike in COVID-19 cases and a significant increase in hospitalizations. Devin Fehely reports. (11-13-20)
Cold Weather Chills Business at Outdoor Dining Venues in SFFriday was the first real test of people's willingness to eat outdoors on a cold night in San Francisco's Mission District. Betty Yu reports. (11-6-20)
Return of Fall Weather Puts a Chill on Outside Dining During PandemicWith cold weather and possibly rain in the forecast this weekend it's going to be a challenge for restaurants already struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Devin Fehely reports. (11-6-20)
3 Brothers Behind Beloved San Francisco Corner Store Retire After 45 YearsAfter 45 years, three brothers retired from their popular corner store and sandwich shop in San Francisco but the good news is -- it will stay in the family. Sharon Chin reports. (11-1-20)
Despite Relatively Low Infection Rate, San Francisco Slows ReopeningSan Francisco’s case rate has gone from 3 people per 100,000 to 4 people per 100,000 in the last two weeks and so the mayor announced a pause in the city's reopening plan next week. Andria Borba reports from North Beach. (10-30-20)
Out-of-Control Driver Slams Into Outdoor Dining Area in San JoseAn elderly driver slammed his car into an outdoor eating area at Grand Century Plaza in San Jose Sunday, sending nine people to the hospital. Joe Vazquez reports. (10-10-20)
SF Tenderloin Street Closes for Outdoor DiningOutdoor dining has begun in San Francisco's tough Tenderloin neighborhood along the "Gourmet Corridor" on Larkin Street between O'Farrell and Eddy streets. Don Ford reports. (9-24-20)
Bay Area Restaurants Celebrate Rosh Hashana With Special Meal KitsThe Jewish new year may look different in the age of COVID-19 but restaurants across the Bay Area are trying to preserve tradition with special meal kits. Betty Yu reports. (9-18-20)
Jewish Restaurant in San Francisco Prepares Pickup Meals for Rosh HashanahIn what may be a trial run for the coming holiday season, restaurants in the Bay Area are pivoting to a pickup/delivery approach as the Jewish new year arrives. Betty Yu reports. (9-18-20)
San Francisco Hospitality Industry Hopes Return to Indoor Dining Boosts RecoverySan Francisco restaurants could be just weeks away from reopening their dining rooms again. Some say it could pave the road to recovery for the struggling tourism industry. Wilson Walker reports. (9-18-20)
Cabin Fever Overcomes Smoky Air, Virus Fears for Intrepid East Bay DinersSome of the people braving outdoor dining Saturday in the East Bay said they thought conditions had improved a little. Wilson Walker reports. (9-12-20)
South Bay Restaurateur's Generosity Facing Financial Ruin Matched by Community SupportA Los Gatos restaurateur facing pandemic-induced insolvency decided to spend his final days in business making free meals for wildfire victims and firefighters. He didn't expect the response he got from his community. Maria Medina reports. (9-10-20)
SF Chef Gets Non-Profit Funding to Supply Meals to FirefightersIn an effort to thank fire crews battling the wildfires in northern California, the Gary Sinise Foundation is providing them with thousands of meals prepared by San Francisco's Big Jim's Barbecue. Don Ford reports. (9-3-20)
Reopening Plans Revamped WIth Simplified, Color-Coded TiersCalifornia has moved to a new color-coded system to track how individual counties are handling COVID-19 and when restrictions can loosen. Andria Borba reports. (8-28-20)
Outdoor Dining No Panacea for SF Restaurants Suffering Pandemic Revenue PlungeSan Francisco restaurant sales have dropped 91 percent since the pandemic began, a new survey shows, and almost half of the city's eateries are closed -- temporarily or permanently. Betty Yu reports. (8-27-20)
More Than Half of San Francisco Storefronts Closed Due to PandemicMore than half of all storefront businesses in San Francisco are no longer open due to COVID-19, according to the survey by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Joe Vazquez reports. (8-24-20)
Reeling From Virus and Heat Wave, Outdoor Restaurants Grapple With Smoke HazardAll the bad air is keeping people indoors. KPIX 5's Betty Yu reports on the wildfires' impact on businesses already hurting from the COVID-19 pandemic. (8-21-20)
Heat Wave Melts Away Business at Outdoor Restaurants in East BayIn the East Bay the cooking isn't only in the kitchen -- it's hot inside and out in the Tri-Valley and that's bad news for outside dining. Da Lin reports. (8-15-20)
Withering Heat Forces Concord Diners to Wait Until DarkIt was a record-hot day in Concord Thursday with the mercury hitting 101 but Friday is expected to soar past that. Katie Nielsen reports. (8-13-20)
Livermore Looks Past Street Closures to Revive Downtown BusinessesLike some other cities Livermore tried a strategy of closing off downtown to vehicle traffic to allow outdoor dining but it wound up hurting more than helping businesses struggling to reopen. Da Lin reports. (8-7-20)
City Closes Oakland Chinatown Street to Allow Outside DiningThere's a new way to spend the weekend in Oakland's Chinatown and it's called StreetFest Fridays. Don Ford reports. (8-7-20)
Food Vendors Bring Taste of Summer to Sonoma-Marin FairgroundsHere's a good place for a quick getaway: the Sonoma-Marin fairgrounds. Although this year's fair is mostly canceled the food vendors are more than happy to give you a taste of summers past. Juliette Goodrich reports. (8-2-20)
North Beach Neighbors Band Together to Boost Restaurants' Business With Volunteer DeliveriesRestaurants have been hit hard during the pandemic but one neighborhood in San Francisco is banding together to help them -- perhaps setting an example for the entire Bay Area. John Ramos reports. (8-2-20)

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