San Francisco, CAKRON4

How bad will the Delta variant get?

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – One day after CDC recommendations that fully vaccinated people mask up in public indoor settings, California health leaders are following suit. Every bay area county except Solano County has had that recommendation in place for nearly two weeks. With cases spreading and mask recommendations, back...
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Sacramento, CASFGate

Smoke from Dixie Fire floods Sacramento: Will it reach SF Bay Area?

Winds pushed wildfire smoke from the raging Dixie Fire in Plumas County to the south Wednesday, flooding the Sacramento Valley. Photographs from the state capital showed an eerie scene with chalky skies and low visibility. "This smoke has Sacramento looking like it's fog & overcast outside while maintaining 100+ degree...
San Mateo, CAPosted by
CBS San Francisco

Bay Area Businesses Challenged With New Mask Guidelines Amid COVID Delta Surge

SAN MATEO (KPIX 5) — With the newest federal and state guidance recommending people wear masks indoors in areas of high disease transmission regardless of vaccination status, many businesses are trying to figure out how to move forward with yet another change. Some establishments will continue to require masks, some spots will soon require masks, and others will still leave it up to the customer. At the Sandwich Spot in downtown San Mateo, manager Juan Morales told KPIX 5 more of his customers wear masks than don’t, but they don’t require all customers to wear them. As the guidelines have changed several...
Vallejo, CABayInsider

Major staffing changes at Vallejo City Hall

VALLEJO, Calif. - The city of Vallejo announced major staffing changes within city hall a day after Anne Cardwell was appointed interim city manager by the Vallejo City Council. Cardwell tapped Kyle Long to serve as Vallejo's permanent fire chief. Long had been serving as interim fire chief following the...
San Francisco, CASFGate

Twitter closes SF, NYC offices just two weeks after reopening

Twitter said Wednesday that it has closed its San Francisco and New York City offices just two weeks after reopening them. A Twitter spokesperson said the company came to this decision "after careful consideration of the CDC's updated guidelines, and in light of current conditions." The company has also paused...
San Francisco, CAKRON4

Former Recology exec will plead guilty, cooperate in corruption probe

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – A former executive with Recology — the company contracted by San Francisco to handle waste collection — has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with federal investigators looking into corruption at City Hall, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Paul Giusti, 65, Recology’s former government and...
California StateKQED

California Once Again Recommends Everyone Mask Up Indoors

California health officials on Wednesday formally recommended that everyone resume wearing a face covering indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. The recommendation comes one day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued similar guidance for people who live in areas with high COVID-19 transmission rates. According to the...
Berkeley, CAPosted by
CBS San Francisco

UPDATE: Wednesday Flex Alert Issued by Cal ISO Goes Into Effect; Energy Conservation Encouraged

FOLSOM (CBS SF) — A statewide Flex Alert calling for the conservation of electricity amid hotter temperatures across Northern California went into effect Wednesday afternoon. The California Independent System Operator (ISO) scheduled the Flex Alert Tuesday. The Cal ISO is asking residents to conserve electricity from 4 p.m to 9 p.m., to reduce the strain on the state’s power grid. While the Bay Area was mostly seeing moderate temperatures Wednesday, much of Northern California — particularly the Central Valley — was anticipated temperatures in the upper 90s and low 100s. Hot weather returns to interior #NorCal through Friday with widespread triple digit heat...
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CBS San Francisco

COVID: Some Call on CDC to Use Different Metrics to Determine Mask Guidance

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — California health officials on Wednesday aligned with the CDC’s latest indoor mask guidance, recommending all people wear face coverings in public indoor space where there high or substantial levels of transmission, But some health experts are questioning whether the best metric is being used to determine policy during this latest confusing chapter in the fight against COVID. Updated Mask Guidance from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Contra Costa County has one of the highest case rates in the Bay Area, according to the latest CDC data. Bay Area counties including Contra Costa have already recommended that all residents,...
Oakland, CAHousing Wire

Oakland homeowner alleges appraiser bias

An Oakland homeowner says the home valuation process failed her due to the color of her skin, according to a complaint filed with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Cora Robinson, who is Black, claims that appraiser Thomas Kearney violated the Fair Housing Act by undervaluing her home by...