The warm weather after weeks cooped up inside brought crowds to Bay Area beaches and parks on Memorial Day. Joe Vazquez was at Ocean Beach where social distancing was a matter of perspective.

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After Weeks Inside Bay Area Crowds Flock To Beaches, Parks On Memorial DayThe warm weather after weeks cooped up inside brought crowds to Bay Area beaches and parks on Memorial Day. Joe Vazquez was at Ocean Beach where social distancing was a matter of perspective.
Bay Area Residents Hit Parks, Beaches; Most Try to Keep Their DistanceAs cooped-up Bay Area residents ventured out to experience a surfeit of sunshine, Memorial Day weekend crowds at beaches and parks were mostly manageable Sunday. Joe Vazquez reports. (5-24-20)
Holiday Travelers Challenged by Plethora of COVID-19 RestrictionsIf you're not sure where you can go and what you can do when you get there this weekend, you're not alone. Andria Borba reports from Pacifica. (5-22-20)
'COVID-19 Park Ambassadors' Hand Out Free Masks at Oakland's Lake MerrittA holiday weekend and warm weather are conspiring to test the limits of social distancing at Oakland's Lake Merritt. Da Lin reports. (5-22-20)
Bay Area Parks Brace for Big Holiday Weekend CrowdsAhead of the Memorial Day weekend where crowds of people are expected to take advantage of relaxed shelter-in-place restrictions, keeping up the social distancing could be a challenge. Andria Borba reports. (5-21-20)
COVID-19 Restrictions Impact Cinco De Mayo Celebrations In San JoseTuesday was Cinco de Mayo, but with the shelter in place, Bay Area Mexican restaurants are doing things different. So are police. Len Ramirez reports from San Jose, where folks were celebrating, pandemic style.
SF Chinese New Year Parade Forges Ahead Despite Coronavirus ConcernsSan Francisco's Chinese New Year Parade is still on for Saturday. In Chinatown, city leaders want people to put their coronavirus fears aside and come to the celebration. Katie Nielsen reports. (2-7-20)
SF Chinatown New Year Parade Will Go Forward Despite Coronavirus FearsThroughout Chinatown foot traffic is light during what should be the busiest time of year. Andria Borba reports. (2-6-20)
Bay Area Lunar New Year Celebrations Go On Under Shadow of CoronavirusWary locals plan to go forward with new year celebrations even as many events in China are being canceled as the coronavirus spreads. Mark Sayre reports from the San Jose Tet festivities. (1-24-20)
First Bay Area Baby of 2020 Born in San LeandroIt didn’t take long for the first Bay Area baby to be born in 2020 and it seems he was pretty eager to get here. John Ramos reports. (1-1-20)
Suicide-Prevention Volunteers Assemble at Golden Gate Bridge on New Year DayThe Bridge Walk Angels came to the Golden Gate Bridge on Wednesday to "engage positively with those may have come to the bridge to end their lives." Don Ford reports. (1-1-20)
SF Recycles Christmas Trees Into Mulch and Greenery for Zoo AnimalsAfter they've graced your house and made your holiday bright your Christmas tree has a second life to lead. Emily Turner reports. (12-27-19)
Christmas Day Business Booms at Jewish Delicatessen in BerkeleyWith so many places closed on Christmas it can be tough to find a good meal if you're out and about. At Saul's in Berkeley, though, it's the busiest day of the year -- a party where everyone is welcome. Don Ford reports. (12-25-19)
Shoppers Crowd Bay Area Stores In Final Countdown To ChristmasMany stores like Target and Old Navy had extended hours and shoppers definitely took advantage of them on Christmas Eve. Betty Yu reports. (12-24-2019)
Last Minute Christmas Shoppers Try To Beat The Clock At Sunvalley MallOn Christmas Eve at the Sunvalley Shopping Center in Concord, it was apparently not too late for last minute shoppers to find gifts. Don Ford reports. (12-24-2019)
Tasty Tradition: Tamale Factory In San Jose Quickly Sells Out During HolidaysIt's a tasty holiday tradition in San Jose: a business that specializes in making tamales filled many orders that customers made in advance. Devin Fehely reports. (12-24-2019)
Family Behind NorCal's Oldest Candy Shop Makes Candy Canes The Old Fashioned WayFor many of us, candy canes are a symbol of the holiday season. But for the family behind the oldest candy shop in Northern California, the red and white canes are part of their heritage. Sharon Chin reports. (12-23-2019)
Great Holiday Gift Ideas From Lifestyle Guru Phyllis BowieLifestyle guru Phyllis Bowie shows BR host Jan Mabry some unique holiday gift ideas that have meaning and won't break the bank, from black designers, artists and entrepreneurs.
Lifestyle Guru Amy Sewell Shares Some Amazing Holiday Gift IdeasLifestyle guru Amy Sewell shares the latest holiday gift ideas with Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego. For more ideas go to
Fog Stymies Holiday Getaway Plans at SFOOn one of the busiest days of the year at SFO, holiday travelers' plans for a "clean getaway" hit some turbulence. Betty Yu reports. (12-20-19)
Fog Delays Frustrate Travelers' Getaway Flight Plans at SFOHeavy fog delayed hundreds of flights at SFO Friday making holiday travel even more stressful than usual. Don Ford reports. (12-20-19)
Donations Sparse for Richmond Holiday Toy DriveRichmond Fire and Police Holiday Toy Program has issued an appeal for more donations as it has fallen well short of the number of toys requested by families in need. Don Ford reports. (12-12-19)
Yule Pay More: Shortage Drives Up Christmas Tree PricesA national Christmas tree shortage means real trees are going to cost consumers more this year. Susie Steimle reports. (11-29-19)
Sunrise Ceremony Marks 50th Anniversary of Alcatraz OccupationOn Thursday, hundreds gathered for the annual Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving sunrise service. Chris Bollini and Kenny Choi report. (11-28-19)

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