Beaches in Santa Cruz County reopened late Monday afternoon but, before then, officers were telling beach-goers to go home. Kiet Do reports. (9-7-20)
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East Bay Restaurants Welcome Diners Back Inside For BreakfastKiet Do reports on indoor activities now allowed in Alameda County due to reduced COVID-19 restrictions (10-23-2020)
Reopening Advances in San Francisco But Progress Lags in Latino CommunityMoving into the yellow tier means San Francisco is opening up even more but not everyone is celebrating. There is still a dark cloud in the Latino community which continues to make up about half of all positive COVID-19 tests. Joe Vazquez reports. (10-22-20)
San Jose Allows Some Restaurants To Stay Open Until Midnight After Police ShutdownsSan Jose has agreed to allow some downtown restaurants to stay open until midnight. Len Ramirez tells us, this comes after incidents when police tried shutting down diners early.
San Jose Woman Creates Website, Network Linking PPE Donors To Frontline WorkersA San Jose woman has been closing a critical gap in the coronavirus pandemic - how to quickly get PPE from donors to recipients. (10/21/20)
Court Orders Release Of 1700 San Quentin Inmates Over COVID-19 OutbreakAn appeals court in San Francisco has ordered San Quentin to release more than half the inmates. Others must be transferred. Betty Yu tells us it's because of how the prison mishandled the pandemic.
Reopening: San Francisco Co. Becomes First In California To Move Into Yellow TierSan Francisco County is the first in California to move into the Yellow Tier meaning many indoor businesses will be able to reopen, but with limited capacity. Joe Vazquez breaks down the new rules.
San Francisco Co.'s Move To Yellow Tier Welcome News For Downtown BusinessesBusinesses in San Francisco's Financial District welcomed news that San Francisco moved to the state's Yellow Tier. Wilson Walker reports many are wondering if office workers will return.
Santa Clara Co. Official Calls CA Plan To Allow Fans In Stadiums Is 'Unconscionable'Santa Clara County's Chief Executive Officer described the state's plan to reopen stadiums as reckless, mind-boggling and unconscionable. Devin Fehely has more on the new rules.
San Francisco Becomes First Major California Urban Center To Move Into COVID-19 Reopening Yellow TierCity officials announced Tuesday that San Francisco has been elevated to the yellow tier of the state's COVID-19 reopening scale, the first major California urban center to enter the minimal level of restrictions. Emily Turner reports. (10/20/20)
Santa Clara County Eyes Lifeline For COVID-Affected Small BusinessesWith federal stimulus monies still tied up in Washington, Santa Clara County officials may be taking a bold step to help struggling small businesses. The county could soon be creating a new $100 million low-interest loan program for small businesses. Len Ramirez reports. (10/19/20)
California Scientific Panel To Review Vaccines; Distribution Plan UnveiledPreparing for the next step in the battle with COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newson Monday unveiled the framework for a massive statewide vaccine distribution network, driven by a group of immunization and public health experts which will green-light any vaccine approved by the federal government. Andria Borba reports. (10/19/20)
No Pandemic Baby Boom: Bay Area Birth Rate FallsSome were predicting a Covid "baby boom" but, as it turns out, just the opposite is happening. Juliette Goodrich reports. (10-18-20)
Bay Area Family Keeps Halloween Tradition Alive With Drive-Thru Haunted HouseThanks to the pandemic, Halloween traditions will look very different this year but one East Bay family is still giving neighbors a fright. Andrea Nakano reports. (10-16-20)
South Bay Theaters Stay Closed Despite Getting Green Light to ReopenMovie theater operators in Santa Clara County say virus-control restrictions make it unprofitable to reopen. Len Ramirez reports. (10-16-20)
Oakland Leaders Call for Increased Coronavirus Testing in Fruitvale NeighborhoodThe Latinx community in Oakland is calling for federal help to combat high COVID-19 infection rates. The Fruitvale neighborhood continues to have the highest positive cases in Alameda County. Da Lin reports. (10-16-20)
United Airlines Offers Preflight Rapid COVID-19 Testing at SFOUnited Airlines has started offering pre-travel coronavirus testing at San Francisco International Airport. The option could have a significant impact on air travel to Hawaii, which is beginning to reopen to tourism. Don Ford reports. (10-15-20)
San Francisco Announces Reopening Of City's Playgrounds With Some RestrictionsMichelle Griego reports on San Francisco Mayor London Breed announcing the reopening of playground in the city for the first time since COVID-19 shutdown in March (10-14-2020)
San Jose Restaurant Operators Excited To Bring Guests IndoorsLen Ramirez reports on restaurants preparing to reopen for indoor service in San Jose after Santa Clara County moved to less restrictive orange COVID-19 tier (10-13-2020)
Businesses In Oakland's Jack London Square Struggle Through COVID DownturnJuliette Goodrich reports on COVID-19 turning once bustling Jack London Square into a ghost town (10-12-2020)
Gov. Newsom Says State Is Making Progress With COVID-19 Testing, Contact TracingGov. Gavin Newsom and Dr. Mark Ghaly provide update on California's COVID-19 response (10-12-2020)
Sunset District Marijuana Shop Sees Business Boost From Pandemic AngstBarbary Sunset, a marijuana shop on Irving Street in San Francisco's Outer Sunset neighborhood, is celebrating its one-year anniversary and has seen a significant uptick in sales to customers trying to control stress and anxiety from the coronavirus pandemic. Betty Yu reports. (10-9-20)
South Bay Leaders Fear COVID-19 Confusion Could Lead to New Wave of InfectionsWith President Trump touting his experimental treatments as a "cure" for coronavirus, Santa Clara County health officials fret that the public could ease up on social distancing, masks. Len Ramirez reports. (10-9-20)
Members Line Up Early For Alameda County Gym ReopeningsHealth clubs in Pleasanton saw people lined up early on the first day of Alameda County's expanded reopenings for indoor businesses. Kiet Do reports. (10/9/20)
Alameda County Reopening: Gyms, Personal Care Services Back In Business IndoorsAlameda County enters a new phase of reopening Friday, with activities and personal care services now welcoming back customers indoors, including gyms. Kiet Do reports. (10/9/20)