Black Friday Crowds Descend on Livermore, Avoid Downtown S.F.This Black Friday was a tale of two quite-different shopping experiences in the Bay Area. Da Lin reports. (11-27-20)
Bay Area Small Business Group Says Shop Small, Think Big on Black FridayA group of activists and store owners is asking shoppers to help them reclaim Black Friday by foregoing discounts and paying a percentage of sales to Black and Indigenous organizations. Susie Steimle reports. (11-26-20)
Virus-Reduced Team of San Jose Community Service Workers Feed HomelessOver the course of 2020, coronavirus has increased need throughout the Bay Area. On Thanksgiving Day, it also complicated efforts to provide help to those who need it. Wilson Walker reports. (11-26-20)
Despite Pandemic, Thanksgiving Day Marin County Mountain Bike Ride Rolls OnCOVID-19 didn’t stop an annual Marin County Thanksgiving Day tradition called the "Appetite Seminar," said to be the longest-running mountain bike event in the country. Kenny Choi reports. (11-26-20)
Pandemic Pushes Bay Area Families Into New Thanksgiving TraditionsWith a historic pandemic dominating the year, Thanksgiving 2020 was always going to be the holiday where the realities of social distancing and safety collided with tradition. Andria Borba reports. (11-26-20)
SF Glide Memorial Thanksgiving Day Feast Moves OutdoorsThe pandemic didn't stop Glide Memorial Church from serving meals to thousands of people in need. Organizers Thursday prepared their first-ever outdoor Thanksgiving feast. Emily Turner reports. (11-26-20)
Second Harvest Food Bank Hands Out Meals in San JoseHundreds of struggling families in the South Bay have food on the table tonight thanks to Second Harvest Food Bank. Devin Fehely reports. (11-21-20)
Holiday Travel Down at Bay Area AirportsHealth officials pleaded with people to not travel this Thanksgiving. From the looks of Bay Area airports, many took that advice to heart. Wilson Walker reports. (11-21-20)
Pared-Back Pandemic Feasts Goose Demand for Tiny TurkeysAcross the Bay Area, small turkeys are almost sold out as families and the food industry adjust to downsized Thanksgiving plans during the pandemic. Andrea Nakano reports. (11-20-20)
Pandemic Thanksgiving: Shoppers Go for More TP, Less TurkeyPre-Thanksgiving grocery shopping has always been a competitive sport and, with the coronavirus reducing the size of family gatherings, this year is like no other. Andria Borba reports. (11-20-20)
Demand for Coronavirus Testing Soars in Bay AreaWith many still planning to visit family for the holidays -- despite official warnings -- lines at Bay Area virus-testing facilities are growing longer. Da Lin reports. (11-20-20)
CA Officials Urge People Not To Travel Or Have Large Gatherings ThanksgivingGiven California's surge in COVID-19 cases, politicians and health officials are making a plea for people getting ready to travel for Thanksgiving. Andrea Nakano tells us they are saying 'don't go.'
West Coast States Issue Holiday Travel Advisories as COVID-19 Cases ClimbCalifornia issued a travel advisory Friday ahead of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. It’s the latest attempt to tackle the recent rise in coronavirus case numbers. Kenny Choi reports. (11-13-20)
With Coronavirus Resurgence, Experts Discourage Holiday GatheringsThe latest spike in coronavirus cases comes at a crucial time for fighting the virus: the holidays. Len Ramirez reports from San Jose. (11-12-20)
100-Year-Old WWII Vets Take Ride Of A Lifetime In Restored C-47 AircraftFor Veterans Day, two World War II veterans take the flight of a lifetime over the San Francisco Bay in a magnificently restored C-47 aircraft. Don Ford got to hear their amazing stories.
Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases, Health Officials Issue Holiday Gathering GuidelinesAs coronavirus cases increase in California, Betty Yu tells us that health officials and lawmakers are issuing health guidelines for holiday gatherings.
East Bay Homeowners Amp Up Halloween Decorations to Keep Spirits HighWith trick-or-treating considered a high-risk activity, many East Bay neighbors are banding together to give their communities something to celebrate. Andrea Nakano reports. (10-30-20)
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)