A lot of people have been looking for ways to occupy their time during the shelter in place. A homeowner in Santa Rosa told John Ramos what started out as a small painting project became so much more.
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Reopened Then Shut, CoCo County Cancels Indoor Religious GatheringsA rise in COVID-19 cases has prompted Contra Costa County to once again cancel all indoor church services just days after they were allowed to reopen. John Ramos reports. (7-12-20)
Alameda County Restaurant Owners Slam State-County Confusion Over ReopeningSeveral cities in Alameda County pushed back on Saturday after the Alameda County Health Department suspended outdoor dining due to stricter state guidance. Da Lin reports. (7-11-20)
Locals Applaud Oakland Strategy to Keep Lake Merritt Crowd-FreeEven as Alameda County was rolling back outside dining at restaurants, the city of Oakland was trying to roll back crowds at Lake Merritt this weekend. Wilson Walker reports. (7-11-20)
South Bay Health Officer Warns Coronavirus Could Soon Spread Out of ControlOne of Santa Clara county's top health leaders said Friday the state's approach to the pandemic isn't working and the virus is just weeks away from spreading out of control in California. Maria Medina reports. (7-10-20)
Lawmakers, Advocates Question Specifics of Gov. Newsom's Prison Inmate Release PlanCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that roughly 8,000 prisoners will be released to try to contain the COVID-19 outbreak at state prisons. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-10-20)
With Tech Campuses Deserted, Food Trucks Make House CallsIn Silicon Valley, instead of waiting for people to come to their food trucks, operators are taking their food trucks to the people. Len Ramirez reports. (7-10-20)
Surge in Demand for Virus Testing Leads to Long Wait TimesCoronavirus testing in California has ramped up as cases spike. All that demand is putting a strain on the system. Devin Fehely reports. (7-10-20)
SF AIDS Conference Ends With Focus on COVID-19The world's largest AIDS conference ended Friday by focusing entirely on fighting COVID-19. Experts including Dr. Anthony Fauci gathered online to discuss the latest in vaccines, research and the need for masks. (7-10-20)
Thousands of California Prison Inmates Set to Be Released Because of COVID-19 OutbreaksCalifornia officials will soon release another 2,100 inmates from state prisons in response to the coronavirus pandemic and now plans to release a total of more than 10,000. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-10-20)
California Officials React To President Trump's Continued Call For Schools To ReopenAnne Makovec reports on President Trump continuing threats to cut off funding to schools that don't reopen for in-person learning (7-10-2020)
Berkeley Restaurateur Battles Insurance Companies Withholding Pandemic PayoutsMany insurance carriers are denying claims from businesses hard hit by the pandemic. In Berkeley, famed restaurateur Alice Waters is turning up the heat and fighting back. Da Lin reports (7-9-20)
Advocates Urge Governor to Protect San Quentin InmatesAt San Quentin State Prison more than 1,300 inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus and 7 have died. Wilson Walker reports. (7-9-20)
Coronavirus Closure Threatens Future of Oakland ZooToday, hundreds of lives are in limbo in Oakland. They're the 700 animals which live at the zoo along with the humans who care for them. Don Ford reports. (7-9-20)
San Jose Park Maintenance Crew Sent Home Due to CoronavirusThe entire maintenance crew at a large San Jose park had to be sent home because of a possible exposure to coronavirus. Sources tell KPIX that a worker at Lake Cunningham park tested positive for the virus and was in close contact with co-workers. Len Ramirez reports. (7-9-20)
Governor's Coronavirus News Update July 9, 2020Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on California’s wildfire preparedness efforts during his press briefing on Thursday but sought to allay concerns as the state begins to reach peak fire season. (7-9-20)
Oakland Renters Block Visits By Property Investors Over COVID-19 FearsSome renters in Oakland say their building owners are putting their health at risk by inviting investors to tour their apartments. The tenants are now determined to block them. Kiet Do reports. (7/9/20)
RAW: State Legislators Mark Levine And Scott Wiener Address San Quentin COVID-19 OutbreakState Assembly member Mark Levine and State Senator Scott Wiener speak at a press event discussing the coronavirus outbreak at San Quentin (7-9-2020)
Bay Area Teacher Fearful After Trump Pressures Schools To Reopen During PandemicPresident Trump is threatening to cut federal funding from schools that don't reopen this fall. Maria Medina talked to a teacher in San Jose who fears for the health and safety of himself, his family and students.
Spike In Coronavirus Cases At UC Berkeley May Be Tied To PartiesUniversity of California at Berkeley has reported a spike in coronavirus this week. Andrea Nakano reports on why parties on Frat Row may be jeopardizing campus plans for the Fall.
Demand At Bay Area Food Banks Surges Due To PandemicDemand at Bay Area food banks is surging due to the coronavirus pandemic. Len Ramirez went to Second Harvest Food Bank in San Jose, where they are really getting stretched thin.
San Anselmo Starts History Project Documenting Life During COVID-19 PandemicJohn Ramos reports on new history project started by San Anselmo's Historic Commission to document what life during pandemic was life (7-8-2020)
South Bay Residents Have Mixed Feelings About Planned ReopeningKiet Do reports on some Santa Clara County residents expressing misgivings that COVID-19 reopening has progressed too quickly (7-8-2020)
Santa Clara Co. Gives Green Light To Business Owners To ReopenWhile some counties are saying 'no,' Santa Clara County is saying 'go.' Maria Medina tells us that has brought a huge sigh of relieve to business owners here.
Some Unlikely Businesses Getting Lion's Share Of PPP FundsJohn Ramos reports on new data showing how many small businesses were left empty handed by Paycheck Protection Program (7-7-2020