COVID-19

14 Apr 2021

BREAKING: SF Has Lifted The 11 p.m. Restaurant Curfew

Another big domino just fell in San Francisco’s slow but (hopefully) sure return to normal post-COVID life. The SF Department of Public Health just announced that they are lifting the 11 p.m. curfew for restaurants and bars that offer indoor dining. The new freedom for such bars and restaurants takes

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06 Apr 2021

Newsom Says California Could Fully Reopen by Mid-June

On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said that California now has the lowest COVID-19 test positivity rate in the country. He followed up Tuesday with an announcement that he’s hoping to fully reopen the state by June 15. That target date is scheduled exactly two months after vaccine eligibility is extended

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07 Sep 2022

What it’s Like Writing About San Francisco for 20 Years

In celebration of my 20th year in SF, I am extremely excited to announce Slouching Towards Neverland: 20 years of Writing About San Francisco. Here’s a quick rundown: – This limited edition, hand-signed, new zine covers my two decades of writing about this strange and beautiful city. – Besides well known

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30 Mar 2021

Contra Costa County Starts Vaccinating All Residents 16 and Older

As of Tuesday, all residents and those who work in Contra Costa County age 16 and older can schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The sudden move comes just seven days after the county dropped eligibility age to 50.  The county credits the expansion to a recent influx of vaccine doses received

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23 Mar 2021

Offices and Outdoor Bars Reopen in SF and Two Other Bay Area Counties

Outdoor bars?? Yes, please!  The sun is shining Tuesday with news that San Francisco, Marin and Santa Clara counties have all been moved to the orange tier in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Not only are bars finally permitted to operate outdoors without food service, but indoor dining

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16 Mar 2021

California Now Taking Applications for COVID-19 Rent Relief

California has launched an online application portal for tenants and landlords impacted by COVID-19. Through the relief fund, people can request assistance for last year’s unpaid bills for rent and a variety of utilities. The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program is made possible by $2.6 billion coming from the U.S.

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02 Mar 2021

Three More Counties Get Green Light For Indoor Dining Under Red Tier

Santa Clara, Napa and San Francisco counties were moved over to the state’s red tier designation Tuesday, allowing indoor dining, movie theaters and gyms at limited capacity. Of the Bay Area’s nine counties, four now remain in the most restrictive purple tier. Marin and San Mateo counties had already been

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23 Feb 2021

‘Another Victim of the Times’: Virgil’s Sea Room Closes for Good

Unlike many businesses that staked claim in the city over the past decade, the folks at Virgil’s Sea Room avoided the tired and obnoxious practice of forcefully hammering a square peg into a round hole. Instead of trying to be San Francisco nouveau, they relished being part of the culture

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09 Feb 2021

Newsom Unveils State’s Largest Vaccination Site at Levi’s Stadium

The official home of the San Francisco 49ers is now California’s greatest symbol of hope in the effort to combat the devastating Covid-19 pandemic. The Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara opened its gates Tuesday to host the state’s largest vaccination site to date.   When vaccine supply allows, the site will

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