Rainy weekend ahead in Bay Area, with sunshine on the horizon next week

Heller predicted 3-4 inches of precipitation at “pass level” on the ascent into the Sierras, with snow levels between 4000 and 5000 feet. She called the storm “not too impactful,” potentially requiring only brief chain controls if the rain and snow fall a little heavier than expected.

Weekend storm should help Bay Area’s shelter-in-place orders

Overall, the Bay Area is at 40% of normal rainfall for the water year, which started Oct. 1. That shortfall isn’t much of a surprise after the bone-dry February. But the lack of rain could have unfortunate consequences for the start of fire season this year. Pi said the recent storms have delayed fire season […]

Coronavirus slowing in Bay Area? Experts track data to see whether shelter in place is working

Reports of people who test positive for the coronavirus are the simplest and easiest to track, but they’re also not very reliable markers of the actual spread of disease or the severity of illness in a community. Other important signals include the number of people hospitalized, how many people have died and how many people […]

David Kinch’s Mentone and other new Bay Area restaurants open for takeout during coronavirus

David Kinch, the chef-owner of Michelin-starred Manresa, opened Mentone in Aptos on Wednesday, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The restaurant is accepting pre-orders for pizzas, salads, wine and cocktails, with curbside pickup available. Mentone is open 4:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday at 174 Aptos Village Way, Aptos. Order via www.mentonerestaurant.com.

Bay Area brewery Cleophus Quealy to close permanently due to coronavirus shutdown

Cleophus Quealy has seven employees, and all will be paid as if they were working their normal work schedules for two months, including their lost tips, healthcare and 401k contributions. “We have always given people a living wage and made sure that they can afford to live in the Bay Area,” Watson said. “It’s been […]

Bay Area coronavirus updates: San Francisco reports one new death, preps for imminent surge

A full list of online coronavirus resources: Where to get your questions answered What you need to know about Bay Area shelter in place orders due to coronavirus? How ‘flatten the curve’ works in the coronavirus pandemic How a mild case of the novel coronavirus can quickly turn deadly Study shows how easily coronavirus can […]

Airbnb announces $25 million program for housing in Bay Area, LA County

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced the plan at the 2019 Philanthropy Innovation Summit at Stanford University during a panel discussion with Gov. Gavin Newsom and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, a philanthropist and lecturer at Stanford University. Arrillaga-Andreesen is married to Marc Andreessen, whose firm Andreessen Horowitz funded Airbnb and holds a seat on its board of directors.

Bay Area athletes’ coronavirus boredom cures: trick shots, ‘Call of Duty,’ waxing

This year has been the toughest year of my life, and I wasn’t expecting to have to end my senior year like this. Very saddened but whole heartedly understand. To my teammates, coaches, fans, and the University of Oregon, thank you for providing me with the best 4 years of my life. Although our unfinished […]

A positive effect of coronavirus? Overlooked animals are being adopted

The San Francisco SPCA already had to postpone its annual fundraiser this year and there is a concern that in an economic recession, there may be an increase of people surrendering animals due to financial hardship. The shelter-in-place order also happened at a quieter time of year for organizers ahead of spring “kitty season,” when […]

See’s Candies shuts down amid coronavirus

“We are very sorry to have to say that sees.com is not taking orders at this time,” it said. “In recognition of the guidance provided by local health authorities, See’s has suspended production and shipping of product. We will work to keep you updated as we develop plans to safely resume operations.”