A San Francisco production company that can’t open its annual Halloween attraction due to the COVID-19 pandemic has come up with a creative seasonal service to offer instead: “screaming” telegrams delivered by terrifying costumed clowns. (10-8-20)

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SF Company Offers ‘Screaming Telegrams’ From Terrifying ClownsA San Francisco production company that can’t open its annual Halloween attraction due to the COVID-19 pandemic has come up with a creative seasonal service to offer instead: “screaming” telegrams delivered by terrifying costumed clowns. (10-8-20)
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)
Santa Cruz Ends Summer Season in Pandemic DoldrumsSanta Cruz is ending its summer season much the way it began -- with closed beaches. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and recent wildfires, the local tourist industry has been served a double punch. Len Ramirez reports. (9-4-20)
Bay Area Fire Departments Overwhelmed After Illegal Fireworks Spark Dozens of BlazesBay Area fire officials warned that illegal fireworks were creating an extreme fire danger leading into the Fourth of July holiday and, sadly, those predictions came true. John Ramos reports. (7-5-20)
Bay Area Communities Take Fourth of July Celebrations OnlineThis year's Fourth of July celebrations are completely different from any in recent memory. Most fireworks displays have been canceled and the big parades have gone virtual. Devin Fehely reports. (7-4-20)
Contra Costa County Fire Crews Brace for Busy Holiday WeekendLike much of the Bay Area Contra Costa County has seen an explosion of illegal fireworks -- and wildfires sparked by them -- in recent weeks. Wilson Walker reports. (7-4-20)
Oakland Steps Up Holiday Weekend Patrols to Crack Down on Illegal FireworksThe Fourth of July holiday weekend is typically a time for family gatherings and fireworks but, with civic celebrations canceled, there's concern over illegal fireworks and the dangers they pose. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-3-20)
Officers Go on Patrol in Pacifica to Keep Beach ClearLinda Mar beach in Pacifica is one of many that will be closed this holiday weekend and, as Don Ford found out, they aren't kidding around. (7-3-20)
Trump's Mount Rushmore Visit Sparks ControversyPres. Trump is traveling to Mount Rushmore for a speech and an elaborate 4th of July fireworks display to be set off above the monument for the first time in more than a decade. (7-3-20)
East Bay Towns Prepare for Stay-at-Home Fourth of July FestivitiesResidents of Danville and Fremont love their towns' annual Independence Day parade. This year they'll have to love them virtually. Andria Borba reports. (7-2-20)
South Bay Officials Call on Public to Report Illegal FireworksThis year San Jose and Santa Clara County fire officials are asking people to join in the fight against unlawful fireworks displays. Len Ramirez reports. (6-25-20)
Thousands Join Jubilant Juneteenth Festivities Around the Bay AreaThere were Juneteenth gatherings Friday in San Jose, marches in San Francisco and a big festival at Lake Merritt in Oakland. Andria Borba reports. (6-19-20)
Juneteenth: Long-Celebrated in Black History Perhaps Poised to Become National HolidayKPIX 5's Devin Fehely takes a look back at the roots of the Juneteenth celebration marking the effective end of slavery in the U.S. (6-19-20)
Juneteenth Celebrated With Rallies, Marches Across Bay Area and NationA midday overview of Juneteenth celebrations and events with KPIX 5's Michelle Griego and Len Kiese. (6-19-20)
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)

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