Highway 29 in Napa County has reopened and so have a number of wineries that have suffered from road closures, smoky air and a general lack of customers. John Ramos reports. (10-10-20)
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Napa Valley Sees Slow Reopening of Wineries That Survived Glass FireHighway 29 in Napa County has reopened and so have a number of wineries that have suffered from road closures, smoky air and a general lack of customers. John Ramos reports. (10-10-20)
Caltrans Plan for Electronic Signs on Highway 1 Met With Coastside CondemnationYour drive along Highway 1 could look a little different if a Caltrans plan to put up some electronic traffic signs coastside goes ahead. Devin Fehely reports locals are none too pleased with the concept. (10-9-20)
Bay Area Woman Rows Solo From San Francisco to Hawaii40-year-old Lia Ditton braved big sharks and even bigger waves to row her way into the record books. Don Ford reports. (9-26-20)
UAL Begins Rapid Coronavirus Testing for Hawaii-Bound Flights From SFOUnited Airlines is rolling out rapid COVID-19 tests for its flights from SFO to Hawaii. It would mean travelers would not have to quarantine for 14 days. Len Kiese reports. (9-24-20)
Detours From Highway 50 Closure To Give Some Businesses A BoostTravelers heading to South Lake Tahoe during the next two weeks should prepare for detours as Caltrans shuts down Highway 50 through Echo Summit in both directions for bridge work until Oct. 2. (9-18-20)
San Francisco Hotels to Reopen MondayOn Monday, San Francisco hotels will be allowed to reopen after six months but, as Devin Fehely reports, it's just the first step in a long road to recovery for the tourism industry. (9-13-20)
Coastside Communities See Unwelcome Crowding as Heat Drives Traffic to BeachesWhen the weather heats up, people head to the beaches. -- normally welcomed but, during the pandemic, it may become too much of a good thing. John Ramos reports. (8-15-20)
Hotels Install Office Amenities to Lure Bay Area Teleworkers Out of the HouseMore hotel are fashioning rooms into office spaces as working from home becomes a longterm option for many Bay Area professionals. Betty Yu reports. (8-10-20)
Ban On J-1 Visas Stuns Non-Profit Working To Bring Foreign Students To U.S.International students who want to work while attending school in the U.S. are no longer welcome. Maria Medina reports on the impact of the Trump administrations ban on J-1 visas.
European Union Bars Travelers From U.S. Due To Surge In COVID-19 Cases Across Americabanned all U.S. travelers from journeying to continental Europe for at least the next 14 days because of the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases across America.
Pandemic Reopening: Leisure Travel Allowed in Sonoma CountyJust in time for summer: leisure travel is allowed once again in Sonoma County. Wilson Walker reports. (6-19-20)
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)
Area Residents Bemoan Vehicle Congestion on Mount Diablo Access RoadDespite closure signage and barricade, vehicle traffic is crowding an access road into Mount Diablo State Park, annoying neighbors who, on Saturday, decided to take a stand. Da Lin reports. (4-25-20)
SFO Looks Like A Ghost Town As Travel Comes To A Near StandstillSan Francisco International Airport has reported a 97% decrease in travel. Don Ford takes a look businesses inside the now-deserted airport.
Fourth Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Santa Clara CountySanta Clara County health officials confirmed a fourth case of corona virus, on Saturday. Face masks are selling out in the area. Danya Bacchus reports the Trump administration is tightening travel restrictions amid heightened fears of a US outbreak.
Capitol Corridor Train Sees Sharp Rise in 'Supercommuter' RidershipThe rail line connecting the Bay Area to Sacramento is seeing record growth. Mark Sayre reports from Santa Clara. (2-14-20)
Cost Of Traveling To Super Bowl LIV Likely Will SoarRight now, you want to be at Super Bowl LIV in person, it's going to set you back thousands of dollars. Devin Fehely tells us, it's likely going to cost even more, the longer you wait.
Robin Bates, Executive Director & Founder Of Maison Noire Americaine Has A Passion For ParisRobin Bates, executive director and founder of Maison Noire Americaine talks to BR host Jan Mabry about her love affair with Paris, and how she is sharing her passion for the City of Light with African American expats and blacks from around the world. Be sure to check out her website for upcoming events and information, maisonnoire.org.
Meet Jacqueline Ngo Mpii, Curator of the Wildly Popular City Guide 'Afrique A Paris'Jacqueline Ngo Mpii talks about her new guide to help navigate all things Afro Paris - the art, music, literature and more. This hugely popular little book is titled 'Afrique A Paris' and it is already in its second printing. BR host Jan Mabry got a chance to meet Jacqueline at the Museum of the African Diaspora, in San Francisco.
Storm Watch: Bay Area Braces As Holiday Storm ArrivesTeam coverage of the first storm to hit the Bay Area and the Sierra, causing traffic backup and travel delays just in time for Thanksgiving. Andria Borba, Darren Peck and Gianna Franco report.
SFO Launching Curbside Uber PickupJust in time for the holiday travel season, passengers at SFO can pay more for Uber drivers to pick them up curbside. (11/20/19)
Bay Area Couple Lands Dream Job Tending Historic Island LighthouseA couple recently found out their dream job would become very real. They'll get to live on their own private island in the bay and tend to a historic, iconic lighthouse. Devin Fehely reports. (9-22-19)
Closure Of SFO Runway 28L For Repairs May Cause Delays For Bay Area TravelersStarting September 7, runway 28 Left (28L) is going out of service for major, extended repairs. Don Ford tells us, the closure may cause delays for Bay Area travelers.
Sightseeing With Hotel Nikko Chief Canine Officer 'Buster' In '49 Dogs and One Cat'Hotel Nikko's Chief Canine Officer 'Buster' and the hotel's VP and General Manager, Anna Marie Presutti, show Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego Buster's new coffee table book, '49 Dogs and One Cat.' To get a copy, go to hotelnikkosf.com/shop.