UC Davis Researchers Study Effects of Wildfire Smoke on Wine Grape HarvestNorthern California vineyards have been exposed for weeks to wildfire smoke but how much actual damage have the grapes sustained? It's complicated. Don Ford reports. (9-25-20)
Berkeley Approves Ban On Junk Food Sales At Grocery Checkout AislesSix years after enacting a tax on soda, Berkeley officials became the first in the nation to ban unhealthy food from being sold at checkout aisles at most grocery stores. Don Ford reports. (9/23/20)
Beekeeper Teams Up With Bay Area BarsA beekeeper has teamed up with San Francisco barkeepers on a project aimed at keeping his hives healthy and their drinks delicious. Don Ford reports. (9/22/20)
Better Together: Feeding Seniors in NeedSince the pandemic began not many of us have adapted like Adrian Williams who shifted her non-profit from helping young San Francisco children to those in need on the other end of the age spectrum. Allen Martin reports. (9-17-20)
Wine Country Grape Growers Fear Significant Damage From Wildfire SmokeSmoke and ash from the wildfires permeate every corner of the Bay Area. This is also home to one of the most renowned wine regions in the world and that’s presenting a tough choice for grape growers. John Ramos reports. (9-12-20)
SF's Boudin Bakery Offering Dungeness Crab Kits For Labor Day WeekendSan Francisco's oldest continuously operating business, Boudin Bakery, is offering at-home Dungeness crab feasts just in time for the holiday.
Black Restaurant Week Kicks Off In Bay AreaBlack Restaurant Week kicked off in the Bay Area, showcasing delicious American, Caribbean and African cuisine. Betty Yu tells us, it also brings in much-needed revenue to small businesses hit hard by the pandemic.
Palo Alto Mulls Outdoor Dining Surcharge To Aid Struggling BusinessesLooking to aid struggling businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, city officials in Palo Alto are considering a surcharge on outdoor dining. Kiet Do reports. (8/13/20)
Campaign Aims To Help Struggling San Francisco Chinatown RestaurantsA campaign begins in San Francisco's Chinatown on Tuesday to help small restaurants that are struggling in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Kiet Do reports. (8/4/20)
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.
S.F. Bayview Community Farm an Oasis of Racial Harmony – With VeggiesOrganizer Lawland Long says the Fang Asian Community Garden is more than just a garden. It’s a place for racial healing, understanding and learning. Don Ford reports. (7-10-20)
Warriors, Uber Eats 'Golden Giveback' Aims To Help Local Restaurants, Essential WorkersThe Golden State Warriors have partnered with Uber Eats to drive business to local restaurants and feed essential workers in the process. The program is called the Golden Giveback.
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.
Coronavirus Cases Climb As Restaurants Reopen In SouthbaySanta Clara County officials are keeping an eye on a rising key indicator in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Len Ramirez reports Santa Clara County is seeing a small spike in hospitalizations just as restaurants reopen to diners.
Wineries Welcome Go-Ahead to Reopen Tasting Rooms With RestrictionsOn Friday, Governor Newsom issued orders to allow wine tasting to resume in California but, as much as Napa Valley wineries have been looking forward to the news, it still caught some of them by surprise. John Ramos reports. (6-6-20)
Better Together: 'Hunger At Home' Give Good Meals To Newly-Unemployed Restaurant, Hotel WorkersHotel execs, chefs and restaurateurs have created 'Hunger at Home' to provide delicious to the many restaurant and hospitality workers, now unemployed due to the pandemic. When Don Ford went to see them in action, the cars were lined up around the block.
Napa County Restaurants Allowed To Offer In-Person Dining In Reopening PlanAs of Wednesday, restaurants in Napa County are allowed to offer in-person dining once again after its reopening plan was approved by the state. Kiet Do reports. (5/20/20)
Study Looks At Impact Of Airflow In Restaurants On Transmission Of COVID-19Besides social distancing, restaurants may have to consider airflow before opening up indoor seating. Omar Villafranca looks at research from UC Davis and the University of Oregon about how the virus can travel.
Coronavirus Update: California Restaurants Await Word On Reopening PlansRestaurants across California are awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom's news conference on Tuesday where he is expected to announce guidelines to reopen dining establishments amid the coronavirus pandemic. Kiet Do reports. (5/12/20)
Better Together: Valley Verde Hosts Vegetable Seedling GiveawayValley Verde is hosting a vegetable seedling giveaway for low-income families. To qualify families must be either low-income or struggling from COVID-19. Info at: ValleyVerde.org
South Bay Food for the Needy Programs See Surge of the Suddenly-UnemployedBusiness shutdowns caused by the coronavirus outbreak deepened the worst U.S. economic catastrophe in decades. Len Ramirez reports from the South Bay where food-aid programs are seeing a spike in demand. (5-8-20)
Better Together: 'Off Their Plate' Feeds Front Line Health WorkersA group of local restaurants -- members of "Off Their Plate" -- are trying to help health workers battling COVID-19 to eat well as they do good. (5-2-20)
Pandemic Meat Shortages Offer Opportunity to Rethink Your DietSince you're likely seeing a sparser selection in the meat section of your supermarket why not embrace the change to a reduced-meat diet? Devin Fehely reports. (5-2-20)
San Jose Volunteers Organize Food Drive for Salinas Valley FarmworkersSan Jose volunteers are making sure that one group of essential workers is not overlooked in the COVID-19 crisis. Len Ramirez reports. (5-1-20)