Restaurant owners in Santa Clara County say they are getting mixed messages over the COVID-19 rules for outdoor dining. Maria Medina explains the dilemma.
Santa Clara Co. Restaurants Get Mixed Messages Over COVID-19 Rules For Al Fresco DiningRestaurant owners in Santa Clara County say they are getting mixed messages over the COVID-19 rules for outdoor dining. Maria Medina explains the dilemma.
Giants Begin Training For Coronavirus-Shortened SeasonAfter the start of baseball season was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Giants players on Friday begin training for a shortened season expected to start later this month. Vern Glenn reports from Oracle Park. (7/3/20)
‘Words Matter’ – Twitter Removing ‘Master,’ ‘Slave’ And ‘Blacklist’ From CodeFollowing a push from software engineers at Twitter, the social media platform will remove terms such as "master" and "slave" from its computer code to more inclusive language. Anne Makovec reports. (7/3/20)
Bay Area Minimum Wage Workers Getting A Much-Needed RaiseStarting Wednesday, minimum wage workers in the Bay Area will see a bump in their paychecks. As Don Ford reports, it couldn't have come at a better or worse time.
Facebook Faces Growing Chorus of CriticsFacebook claims it is a neutral platform for people to express their ideas but, as hate speech and fake news proliferate online, advertisers are pulling away from the social media giant. Devin Fehely reports. (6-29-20)
Oakland City Concilwoman Proposes Converting Coliseum Parking Lot to Drive-In TheaterOakland council member Rebecca Kaplan and others are working with the Coliseum authority to install massive screens in the parking lot of the Coliseum to show movies and live baseball to socially-distanced fans. Don Ford reports. (6-29-20)
Facebook Says It Will Crack Down on Hate SpeechFacebook announced Friday it will begin banning ads that scapegoat ethnic groups and minorities in addition to labeling potentially “harmful” posts from public figures Ken Bastida talke with Cnet editor Ian Sherr. (6-26-20)
Many Covid-19 Cases Traced To Construction SitesConstruction crews in Santa Clara County have been working since getting the green light to return on May 4 as pandemic restrictions loosened. County public health officials now say a third of the county's 89 workplace-related outbreaks since then have come from construction sites. Andria Borba reports
San Francisco Sunset District Residents Fight Proposed Housing DevelopmentAs San Francisco struggles with housing, developers are eyeing Western neighborhoods as the new frontier. As Susie Steimle reports, residents in the Sunset District are putting up a fight.
Longshoremen to Stop Work at Port of Oakland on Juneteenth in Solidarity With BLM ProtestersMany communities in the East Bay will be holding their first public Juneteenth celebrations Friday in the wake of the recent BLM protests. Da Lin reports. (6-18-20)
Calistoga Microgrid May Keep City Out Of The Dark During Planned Power ShutoffsWildfire season is underway and that means PG&E planned power shutoffs may return soon. Wilson Walker reports the city of Calistoga has installed a new micro grid that may help keep them out of the dark.
Westfield Valley Fair Mall in San Jose Reopens to Enthusiastic ShoppersShoppers long-denied a mall fix returned to Valley Fair in San Jose on Monday but the experience was much different. Maria Medina reports. (6-15-20)
Protesters Outside Fremont Tesla Factory Demand Improved Safety for WorkersA small group rallied outside the Tesla plant in Fremont on Monday to demand better protection for workers from the novel coronavirus. Juliette Goodrich reports. (6-15-20)
Reopening: Westfield San Francisco Centre Opens For First Time Since MarchFor the first time since March, Westfield San Francisco Centre on Market Street will welcome customers, with restrictions. Mask wearing, along with social distancing is required. (6/15/20)
San Francisco Restaurants Welcome Diners For First Time Since PandemicFor the first time in months, people were able to dine outside in San Francisco. Betty Yu shows us what that was like in the era of COVID-19.
Bay Area Malls Reopen With New Coronavirus-Era RestrictionsAs some shopping malls reopen their doors in the Bay Area, the big question remains: will people return? Don Ford reports. (6-12-20)
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Partially ReopensThe Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk reopened Thursday but most of the arcade games and all of the rides, including the Giant Dipper, were still in lockdown because of the pandemic. Len Ramirez reports. (6-11-20)
California's Slow Reopening Hurts HiringCalifornia's new unemployment claims increased by 29,426 to 258,000 -- far above those of the next state leader Florida, which had 110,520 claims. Kenny Choi reports. (6-11-20)
Popular Santana Row Dim Sum Restaurant Not Reopening Due To CoronavirusSantana Row in San Jose is slowly reopening as shelter-in place restrictions ease. Maria Medina reports why one popular restaurant won't be coming back.
California Movie Theatres To Reopen Under Strict COVID-19 GuidelinesMovie theatres In some parts of California got the green light to reopen but will the new safety measures be enough to draw people back to the big screen? Tina Patel gives us a look at what cinemas will look like during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bay Area Gyms Cut TIes With CrossFit Over Founder's George Floyd TweetA powerhouse fitness brand is losing support after the founder sent out a controversial tweet about George Floyd. Andria Borba reports. (6-8-20)
Hundreds Turn Out To Clean Up Oakland Chinatown Businesses Damaged In LootingA crowd estimated to be at least 300 people turned out Sunday to clean up businesses in Oakland's Chinatown that were damaged by looters and vandals during the recent unrest. (6/7/20)
Santa Clara County Allows In-Store Retail, Outdoor Dining But Business Owners Still StrugglingIn-store retail and outdoor dining is now allowed in Santa Clara county, but many business owners said Friday that it is far from business as usual for them. Maria Medina reports. (6/5/20)
AMC Theater Chain Says Survival in DoubtThe AMC theater chain reported in a financial filing that the company has “substantial doubt” it can stay in business due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic lockdowns. Andria Borba reports. (6-4-20)