COVID: Bay Area Houses Of Worship Plan For Indoor Services After Supreme Court RulingHouses of worship across the Bay Area are making plans in the wake of last week's Supreme Court decision that struck down outright bans on indoor religious services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. John Ramos reports. (2/9/21)
Anti-Abortion Demonstrators March in Downtown San FranciscoThe annual Walk for Life event in San Francisco coincides with the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion. Da Lin reports. (1-23-21)
South Bay Church Racks Up Huge Fines Defying County COVID OrdersWith flagrant fines of over $1 million against Calvary Church in San Jose, the County of Santa Clara continues to individually fine and threaten lead pastor Mike McClure and now his youth pastor Carson Atherley with jail. Devin Fehely reports. (1-21-21)
Rain Dampens Parishioners but Not Their Spirit at Outdoor Christmas ServicesSome outdoor Christmas Day masses were canceled because of the rain but those that held services said it's a reflection of what the 2020 pandemic has taught them -- survival is dependant on flexibility and adjustments. Da Lin reports. (12-25-20)
Online or In-Person, Bay Area Christians Worship Together on Christmas Eve2020 has changed how we celebrate the holidays but, Thursday night, people were still coming together to worship and celebrate on Christmas Eve. Andrea Nakano reports. (12-24-20)
South Bay Church Defies Lockdown, Holds Christmas Eve ServiceIn defiance of an injunction and a contempt ruling from a judge, Christmas Eve services were still being held at San Jose's Calvary Chapel. Andria Borba reports. (12-24-20)
Undaunted by Pandemic, South Bay Church Takes Celebration to the StreetWhen stay-at-home orders tightened during the pandemic, a San Jose church was forced to get creative to keep the connection to its community strong. Devin Fehely reports. (12-13-20)
San Jose Church Leaders Warn Congregants to Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe at HomeCommunity and faith leaders are trying to prevent the annual Catholic celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe from becoming a super-spreader event in Santa Clara County's Latino community. Devin Fehely reports (12-11-20)
San Jose Pastor Racking Up COVID Fines For Refusing To Stop Indoor ServicesA San Jose pastor says the mounting fines will not stop his ministry. Joe Vazquez reports the church was found in contempt of court for refusing to stop indoor services.
COVID: Calvary Chapel San Jose, Pastor Held In Contempt For Defying Gathering, Mask OrdersA Santa Clara County judge Tuesday held a San Jose church and its pastor in contempt over holding large indoor gatherings with hundreds in attendance in violation of COVID-19 safety protocols. Devin Fehely reports. (12/8/20)
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)
Court Orders Defiant San Jose Church To Limit Services To 100 GuestsA defiant San Jose church that has been holding indoor services with hundreds of parishioners during the pandemic was slapped with a restraining order on Monday. Andria Borba has details of the lawsuit.
South Bay Church Lawyers Up to Fight County Over Public Gathering ViolationsSanta Clara County and San Jose's Calvary Chapel are headed to court over the church's weekly services which are in violation of public health orders. Emily Turner reports. (11-1-20)
COVID-19 Test Site at Oakland Church Attracts Those Previously UncheckedA coronavirus testing event at an Oakland church highlighted the importance of discovering people who aren't infected. John Ramos reports. (10-31-20)
SF Archbishop Meets With East Palo Alto Community for Social Justice DialogueThe San Francisco Archbishop went to church in East Palo Alto Saturday, not to preach but to listen. Wilson Walker reports. (10-10-20)
SFPD Joins in National 'Faith and Blue' Community Outreach EventFriday kicks off the first ever "Faith and Blue" day at churches not only in San Francisco but across the country. Andria Borba reports. (10-9-20)
Glass Fire Evacuees Gather in Napa for Prayer, Mutual ComfortA prayer service was held for evacuees of the Glass Fire Saturday as they struggled to deal with the disruption in their lives. John Ramos reports. (10-3-20)
Justice Dept. Tells S.F. Mayor Her Rule for Places of Worship UnconstitutionalThe U.S. Justice Department sent a letter to S.F. Mayor London Breed saying that the city's current COVID-19 policy allowing only one congregant in places of worship "is contrary to the Constitution..." Joe Vazquez reports. (9-25-20)
San Francisco Archbishop Leads 'Free the Mass' March to Reopen ChurchesLed by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, hundreds of Catholics marched in San Francisco Sunday, demanding city health officials ease restrictions on public indoor religious services. Devin Fehely reports. (9-20-20)
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)
South Bay Baptist Pastor Fined for Violating Ban on Indoor Church ServicesA Santa Clara pastor posted a video this week after being slapped with $10,000 in fines for violating the health order. Maria Medina reports. (8-27-20)
SF Priest Stirs Controversy Calling for In-Person Worship Amid PandemicA San Francisco priest chastised his parishioners for putting fears over faith and skipping Mass to "avoid the remote possibility of dying from covid." Kenny Choi reports. (7-30-20)
Armenian School in San Francisco Vandalized With Hate SpeechVandals sprayed the Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School in San Francisco with racist graffiti, claiming to be in support of an anti-Armenian movement by Azerbaijan. Andria Borba reports. (7-24-20)

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