Most farmers are worried about their crops as they head into the second straight dry year. Vineyard owners say they may be the lucky ones -- at least so far. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-7-21)
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Napa Valley Grape Growers Say Dry Year Survivable But Fear Prolonged DroughtMost farmers are worried about their crops as they head into the second straight dry year. Vineyard owners say they may be the lucky ones -- at least so far. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-7-21)
COVID: Bay Area Restaurants Facing Worker Shortages As They Prepare For Indoor DinersBay Area restaurants are finally reopening indoor dining and seeing more customers. But as Betty Yu reports, there is an industrywide staffing shortage.
Bay Area Boba Tea Shops Prepare For Possible ShortageBoba tea lovers in the Bay Area could soon have their bubble burst if a nationwide boba shortage affects their favorite Taiwanese drink cafe. Maria Medina reports. (4/14/21)
San Francisco Restaurant Getting Hit By Non-Paying Patrons Who 'Dine and Dash'A restaurant in San Francisco is dealing with yet another blow on top of the pandemic. Betty Yu reports they've been hit by non-paying 'dine and dashers' both in person and virtually.
COVID: Bay Area Travelers Booking Sonoma Destinations Seeking Getaways Close To HomeAs the pandemic winds down and the Bay Area gets vaccinated, Sonoma County destinations are getting booked into the summer months by cautious travelers seeking getaways close to home. Wilson Walker reports.
East Bay School District Partners With Conscious Kitchen to Provide Organic Meals to KidsThe West Contra Costa Unified School District is working better together with non-profit Conscious Kitchen in a first-of-its-kind program that could be a model for the state and nation. Sharon Chin reports. (3-6-21)
South Bay Chefs Feed Furloughed WorkersThese have been tough days for the food service business but one chef in San Jose has been operating a unique kitchen to help struggling restaurants and their laid-off workers. John Ramos reports. (1-30-21)
COVID: SF Restaurants Getting Ready For Outdoor Dining But Rain Is On The MenuRestaurants in San Francisco are getting ready to reopen and serve food now that outdoor dining is allowed. Don Ford shows us how they are coping with rain in the forecast.
Bay Area Restaurants Honoring Kamala Harris On Eve Of InaugurationSome Bay Area restaurants are honoring Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris on the eve of the Inauguration. Betty Yu reports on the tributes to the Oakland native.
Fishermen Disappointed by Crab Catch Following Delayed Dungeness Season OpeningThe news for commercial crabbers this season has been almost entirely bad. Don Ford reports from Bodega Bay. (1-14-21)
First Dungeness Crabs Of 2021 Arrive In San Francisco After Season DelayedAfter a nearly two-month delay, crab season has officially started, with the first catch started arriving into Pier 45 in San Francisco on Wednesday night. Andrea Nakano reports. (1/13/21)
Chef, Restaurateur, Host, Author Tanya Holland Debuts 'Tanya's Kitchen Table' On OWNChef, restaurateur, podcast host, author, owner the Brown Sugar Kitchen, Tanya Holland talks to BR's Jan Mabry about her latest venture, 'Tanya's Kitchen Table,' on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Food for Bay Area Families: COVIDChella Raises Food Bank FundingBy (literally) bringing music to the streets, Albany COVIDChella raised $11,675 for Alameda County Community Food Bank. Len Kiese reports. (12-27-20)
South City Company Grows Greens Indoors to Counter Farm Land LossesA company called Plenty in South San Francisco is proving the value of low-water, controlled cultivation of leafy greens. Sharon Chin reports. (12-26-20)
Despite Pandemic, Sees Candy Prepares to Celebrate a Sweet CenturySees Candy had to close temporarily for only the second time in its 99-year history because of the COVID-19 pandemic but now Sharon Chin shows how it's finding a new sweet spot. (12-24-20)
Northern California Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Delayed Over Wholesale PricesThe commercial crab season officially opened on Wednesday, but there will be no Dungeness crab for Christmas. Don Ford reports this latest delay has everything to do with money.
BR Gets A Virtual Wine Tasting Experience With Coco Noir Wine Co-Founder Alicia KiddWine entrepreneur Alicia Kidd talks about Coco Noir Wine Shop & Bar opening soon in Oakland and gives Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry an amazing virtual wine tasting experience.
Virus-Reduced Team of San Jose Community Service Workers Feed HomelessOver the course of 2020, coronavirus has increased need throughout the Bay Area. On Thanksgiving Day, it also complicated efforts to provide help to those who need it. Wilson Walker reports. (11-26-20)
SF Glide Memorial Thanksgiving Day Feast Moves OutdoorsThe pandemic didn't stop Glide Memorial Church from serving meals to thousands of people in need. Organizers Thursday prepared their first-ever outdoor Thanksgiving feast. Emily Turner reports. (11-26-20)
COVID-19 Cravings Making Us Pack On PoundsGaining weight? Juliette Goodrich reports on why COVID-19 is driving us to the fridge or pantry with some pretty intense cravings for comfort food.
Second Harvest Food Bank Hands Out Meals in San JoseHundreds of struggling families in the South Bay have food on the table tonight thanks to Second Harvest Food Bank. Devin Fehely reports. (11-21-20)
COVID Purple Tier: Alameda Waffle Shop In Danger Of Closing As Indoor Dining Shuts Down AgainWith Alameda County closing all indoor dining due to re-entering the Purple Tier, an East Bay waffle shop dating back to the 1920s is in danger of closing. Kenny Choi reports. (11/17/20)
Start of Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Delayed Past ThanksgivingThe Year 2020 is taking out another of life's simple pleasures: there will be no local Dungeness crab in stores for Thanksgiving this year. Don Ford reports. (11-5-20)
3 Brothers Behind Beloved San Francisco Corner Store Retire After 45 YearsAfter 45 years, three brothers retired from their popular corner store and sandwich shop in San Francisco but the good news is -- it will stay in the family. Sharon Chin reports. (11-1-20)