Pandemic

29 Jun 2021

CDC Screwed Up: Don’t Throw Away the Masks

It was a little suspect when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted the mask mandate for fully vaccinated people in indoor public spaces. The decision is now proving to be a wrong turn in the fight against the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Yes, fully vaccinated people are pretty

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08 Jun 2021

San Francisco, and Most of Bay Area, Just a Few Weeks From Herd Immunity

Herd immunity is the unicorn we’re all chasing as a way out of pandemic life, but reaching that point is easier said than done. San Francisco, however, looks like it’s on track to get there faster than any other major metropolitan California city. What constitutes herd immunity varies widely depending

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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04 May 2021

San Francisco Hits Yellow Tier, Prepares to Reopen Indoor Bars

San Francisco is just one of six counties in California to reach the yellow tier in the state’s reopening blueprint, and is the first in the Bay Area to achieve that goal. The yellow tier is the least restrictive, allowing capacity limits to increase in a myriad of businesses and

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27 Apr 2021

The Fake Grassroots Newsom Recall Effort Passes Signature Threshold

Sixth time’s the charm if you’re the five guys trying to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. As of Monday, the “grassroots” effort surpassed the 1.5-million signature threshold to force a special election. Californians will now have to deal with this circus at the ballot box sometime between this summer and late

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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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12 Mar 2021

Cowgirl Creamery is Closing the Ferry Building Location

I don’t know about you, but I love cheese more than I like most people. And I’m a people person, which goes to show now much I love cheese. So this is obviously a bummer considering how wonderful Cowgirl Creamery‘s cheese is. According to the Chronicle, after 18 years Cowgirl

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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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