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They said it: Caught not wearing a mask

“No, I’m not going to sip and put my mask on, sip and put my mask on, sip and put my mask on, eat and put my mask on. While I’m eating and I’m drinking, I’m going to keep my mask off.”. San Francisco Mayor London Breed after she was...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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Press Democrat

Flam: Mask rules aren’t making sense

San Francisco Mayor London Breed sent an important but unintentional message when she was caught violating her own mask mandates while partying away, maskless, in a jam-packed jazz club. Her excuse was incoherent; she said she was “feeling the spirit,” enjoying the music and so not thinking about a mask.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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Concord Restaurant, Bar Patrons Divided Over Vaccine Mandate

CONCORD (KPIX) — Friday night in downtown Concord and the vaccine mandate is in effect for indoor dining, bars and gyms. Many restaurants feared the mandate, concerned that business would take a dive if customers were required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. It wasn’t a typical weekend evening at Lima Restaurant. The indoor dining room hasn’t been this empty since the pandemic began. “It’s Friday, seven- seven-thirty p.m. Usually we’re packed but people are coming out less,” said John Marquez, chef and owner of Lima who said his business has endured enough and won’t comply with the...
CONCORD, CA
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Consumer finds hard plastic in frozen chicken potstickers; recall initiated

Ajinomoto Foods North America Inc. of Hayward, CA, is recalling more than 16 tons of pounds of raw, frozen chicken and vegetable potsticker products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically clear flexible and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. “The...
HAYWARD, CA
San Mateo Daily Journal

Medical center workers strike in Redwood City and Northern California

Roughly 750 Kaiser Permanente workers in Northern California responsible for maintaining key medical and other facility equipment have walked off the job, demanding higher pay and better working conditions. The workers, represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 39, claim they are being underpaid in comparison to similar...
REDWOOD CITY, CA
NBC Bay Area

East Bay Residents Protest COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in Walnut Creek

A very vocal crowd gathered in Walnut Creek Friday evening to protest vaccine and mask mandates there and across Contra Costa County. The anti-mandate group called the “East Bay Freedom Lovers” started on the Telegram app just seven weeks ago. “We’re basically freedom lovers in the Bay Area,” said Kristen...
WALNUT CREEK, CA
whatcom-news.com

Recall: Frozen chicken and vegetable potstickers may be contaminated with hard plastic

Ajinomoto Foods North America Inc., a Hayward, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 33,567 pounds of raw, frozen chicken and vegetable potsticker products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically clear flexible and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today, September 25th.
HAYWARD, CA
KRON4

Protest against vaccine mandates held in Walnut Creek

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KRON) – Protesters showed up in front of Walnut Creek’s City Hall on Friday, demanding an end to Contra Costa County’s new vaccine mandate. It requires customers at indoor businesses, like gyms, bars, and restaurants, to show proof of being vaccinated or a negative COVID test in order to enter.
WALNUT CREEK, CA