Linda 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)
Chase Center Wins Recognition for Advanced Cleaning PracticesChase Center, home of the Golden State Warriors, is the first sports venue in Northern California to earn the GBAC STAR Facility accreditation, considered the gold standard in the cleaning industry. Betty Yu reports. (8-7-20)
Livermore Looks Past Street Closures to Revive Downtown BusinessesLike some other cities Livermore tried a strategy of closing off downtown to vehicle traffic to allow outdoor dining but it wound up hurting more than helping businesses struggling to reopen. Da Lin reports. (8-7-20)
Drive-In Concerts Extend Entertainment Options at Alameda County FairgroundsThe Alameda County Fairgrounds is doubling down on the drive-up entertainment model this summer. Devin Fehely reports. (8-7-20)
City Closes Oakland Chinatown Street to Allow Outside DiningThere's a new way to spend the weekend in Oakland's Chinatown and it's called StreetFest Fridays. Don Ford reports. (8-7-20)
Research Underscores Importance of Face CoveringNew research suggests people can spread coronavirus simply by talking and some masks work better than others. Allen Martin reports. (8-7-20)
Lawmakers Demand EDD Send Checks To Californians Still Waiting For BenefitsState lawmakers sent a demand to Gov. Newsom to get unemployment benefits paid now and fix EDD's broken system later. Andrea Nakano talked to a woman who has been waiting for months for a check.
Santa Clara Co. Health Official Urges California To Hit Reset Button To Control Of COVID-19A Santa Clara County health official says there have been talks about hitting the reset button to get control of COVID-19. Maria Medina reports.
Bay Area Schools Begin Waiver Application Process For In-Person LearningSome Bay Area schools are applying for state waivers for in-person learning. Kenny Choi tells us who is applying and what it takes to get one.
Alameda County Offers Stipend To Help COVID-19 Patients QuarantineAlameda County is offering to give a stipend to people diagnosed with coronavirus so they can avoid financial crisis while in quarantine. Wilson Walker talked to a health provider in Hayward about the plan.
Fines For Violating COVID-19 Health Orders Go Into Effect In San Mateo CountyEmily Turner reports on the first day of enforcement for a new COVID-19 ordinance requiring health orders to be followed (8-5-2020)
Alameda County Barber Finds Creative Way Around COVID ClosureDon Ford reports on a barber from Alameda County who has taken his hair-cutting business on the road (8-5-2020)
Dr. Anthony Fauci 'Cautiously Optimistic' As U.S. COVID-19 Case Numbers DipChris Martinez reports on Dr. Fauci feeling some optimism about U.S. response to coronavirus (8-5-2020)
Mill Valley Teachers Protest COVID-19 Plan To Teach From Empty ClassroomsTeachers in Mill Valley were being told to instruct from their empty classrooms. Andrea Nakano reports on this major sticking point in negotiations between the teachers union and school District officials.
California Undercounting Coronavirus Cases Due To Technical ProblemCalifornia is undercounting coronavirus cases due to a technical problem. Betty Yu tells us how that could affect plans to reopen.
SJ Teachers Don't Want District Forcing Them Back Into Classrooms During PandemicTeachers in San Jose say their school district is risking their health by forcing them into classrooms. Devin Fehely talked to some of them at Willow Green High.
Grant Program To Boost Outdoor Dining For Restaurants In SF's ChinatownDon Ford reports on a plan to help promote outdoor dining in San Francisco's Chinatown (8-4-2020)
Bay Area Transit Changes Amid CoronavirusKPIX Traffic Anchor Gianna Franco discusses the many changes to public transit systems across the Bay Area amid COVID-19.
Independent Restaurants Ad Urges Congress To Pass RESTAURANT ActIn an ad voiced by actor Morgan Freeman, the Independent Restaurant Coalition is calling on Congress to pass the RESTAURANTS Act to save the industry. If not, Betty Yu tells us, COVID-19 threatens to shut down 85% of independent restaurants.
OUSD, Teachers Fail To Agree On Reopening Plan For Oakland StudentsWit less than a week before students in Oakland go back to school, the District and teachers haven't agreed on a reopening plan. Andrea Nakano tells us the results of Monday's talks.
CoCo County Launches COVID-19 Info Campaign Targeted at Gen ZContra Costa County is reaching out to youth influencers to pass on the message of coronavirus prevention in their own words. John Ramos reports. (8-3-20)
As Telemedicine Grows, Problems FollowThe pandemic has led to a significant increase in video visits between patients and their doctors but we're now learning the shift has cut off many seniors, rather than connecting them. Ken Bastida reports. (8-3-20)
San Mateo County Gym Moves Rowing Machines Outdoors to Stay AfloatFor the Row House Gym in Belmont the new normal means sweating it out in the great outdoors. Kiet Do reports. (8-3-20)
Hayward Sets Up New Coronavirus Testing Site to Relieve Traffic ImpactThere's a new testing site at Hayward's Skywest Golf Course and now it's by-appointment-only. Andria Borba reports. (8-3-20)
Governor's Coronavirus Update: Aug. 3, 2020In his first news conference in several days, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday outlined how the state was intervening to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in the Central Valley. (8-3-20)