The number of bars in San Jose that require vaccination cards is still small but growing. Len Ramirez reports. (7-30-21)

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South Bay Bars Demand Proof of Vaccination Despite Customer BacklashThe number of bars in San Jose that require vaccination cards is still small but growing. Len Ramirez reports. (7-30-21)
Gilroy Garlic Festival Returns to Enthusiastic CrowdsPeople came from across the state and nation to Gilroy for the return of the famous and much-loved garlic festival. Da Lin reports. (7-23-21)
San Francisco Bars Consider Requiring Proof of VaccinationYou could be showing more than ID at some bars in San Francisco soon. They could be asking to see proof that you're not just 21 but vaccinated against COVID-19 as well. Andria Borba reports. (7-23-21)
Napa Valley Tourism Rebounds Despite COVID SpikeWhile the Delta variant is leading to a spike in coronavirus cases, Napa Valley hasn’t seen it have much impact on tourism. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-23-21)
2 Oakland Dining Spots to Require Proof of COVID VaccinationTwo Oakland restaurants -- Palmetto and Kon Tiki -- will start refusing service to those without proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or a recent negative test for the coronavirus. Andria Borba reports. (7-22-21)
Gilroy Fired Up as Garlic Festival Returns – With ChangesFor the first time since the 2019 mass shooting and last year's COVID shutdown the Gilroy Garlic Festival is making a comeback but it's going to look a bit different this year. Len Ramirez reports. (7-22-21)
Several San Francisco Restaurants Add Dine-In Surcharges to Cover EmployeesThe next time you dine out you might notice something extra on your tab. A growing number of restaurants are using a new approach to offset ballooning costs. Betty Yu reports. (7-18-21)
A Look at the History of Nathan's Famous Hot DogsGerman immigrants brought frankfurters to America in the 1800s. Nathan's Famous hot dogs in Coney Island helped elevate the food to an American classic. Michael George reports. (7-4-21)
Infrequent Beer Deliveries Leave Many San Francisco Bars Tapped OutGolden Brands, one of the Bay Area's major beer distributors, has made some unwelcome changes to its delivery schedule and small bar owners in San Francisco are hopping mad. Wilson Walker reports. (6-20-21)
San Francisco Nightlife: Lively Again But Not Quite Back to NormalOn the first Friday of reopening, restaurants were back to full capacity, not just in street-side parklets but in the inviting interiors San Francisco dining is all about. Andria Borba reports. (6-18-21)
San Francisco Businesses Team Up to Draw Visitors DowntownOn the first weekend after California's reopening some businesses are teaming up, using a new tactic to draw people back into downtown San Francisco. Wilson Walker reports. (6-18-21)
Restaurant Owners Worry About Patrons Behaving Badly After COVID ReopeningIn a matter of days restaurants will be able to fully reopen for the first time in over a year. KPIX 5's Susie Steimle spoke with some owners who are a little nervous about what happens next. (6-11-21)
1 Killed in San Jose When Truck Plows Into Outdoor Dining AreaOne person died and two others were injured Friday night after a pickup truck crashed into an outdoor dining area of a sports bar and restaurant in San Jose. Maria Medina reports. (6-11-21)
Wine Country Toasts Early Exit From COVID RestrictionsJust about everyone in Napa Valley that reporter Wilson Walker spoke to Friday used the same word to describe the state of business, tourism and the general vibe: normal. (6-11-21)
Unlicensed Street Vendors Sell Food, Alcohol on SF Fisherman's WharfDozens of illegal vendors have set up shop selling merchandise, food and even alcohol in direct competition with licensed merchants along San Francisco's waterfront. Da Lin reports. (5-30-21)
Taste of Temescal Food Crawl Returns to Telegraph AvenueThe annual Taste of Temescal culinary crawl returned to Oakland Tuesday evening after it was canceled last year due to the pandemic. Kenny Choi reports. (5-18-21)
As Experts Question Need for Masks in Bay Area, Many Remain Reluctant to Remove ThemHow comfortable will Californians be giving up their masks? That’s a question many people are asking themselves these days as wearing a face covering becomes more of a choice than a mandate. John Ramos reports. (5-9-21)
Barflies Buzz as San Francisco Enters Yellow TierAt long last San Francisco bars reopened (with restrictions) Thursday as the city entered the yellow tier. Andria Borba reports. (5-6-21)
Service Industry Employers Lament: Where Are the Workers?At the same time the restaurant industry is bouncing back with customers filling tables, many restaurant operators are facing a new hurdle: hiring back employees. Wilson Walker reports. (5-6-21)
COVID Reopening: San Francisco Slides Toward Yellow TierWhat seemed a distant dream a few months back is now just days away from happening: people back in restaurants, gyms and theaters in San Francisco. Andria Borba reports. (4-30-21)
East Bay Businesses Donate Proceeds to Support Asian Community OrganizationsOn Saturday, Bay Area restaurants, bars and other businesses pledged to donate part of the day’s take to Asian community organizations. John Ramos reports. (4-17-21)
Nation's 1st Food Court Led by Women of Color Serves Up Opportunity in San FranciscoSharon Chin reports the seven entrepreneurs who are running the new La Cocina Municipal Marketplace in the Tenderloin are serving up what they hope will be a model for the country. (4-16-21)
Slow Recovery Prompts Businesses to Rethink Future in Downtown San FranciscoFor small businesses in downtown San Francisco which rely on a high volume of office workers, the post-pandemic economic forecast is as cloudy as a Sunset District summer. Susie Steimle reports. (4-15-21)
South Bay Restaurants Raise Money for Anti-Hate Efforts Supporting AAPI CommunitySouth Bay restaurant owners took a stand against Asian hate by raising money this week to fight hate crimes against the AAPI community. Maria Medina reports. (4-15-21)

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