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    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California has fully reopened and events are happening in the San Francisco Bay Area again. If you want something fun to do, but have no idea where to start, ABC7 News reporter Jobina Fortson has a list of Bay Area events.Weekend of June 18 - 20Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- This year marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday that recognizes the first day of freedom for enslaved Africans in Texas and commemorates the end of slavery in the United States as a whole.RELATED: How to talk to your kids about JuneteenthCheck out our list below of events across the Bay Area honoring Juneteenth:June 17Juneteenth...
    Today, June 15, 2021, California has officially reopened. Here in the Bay Area, we’ve been living under fluctuating coronavirus restrictions since March 2020, when a shelter-in-place order was instituted. Mask mandates arrived in April 2020. The state’s colored tiers reopening system came at the end of last summer. Now, the tiers are gone. So are capacity limits at restaurants, bars,...
    STANFORD, Calif. (KGO) -- As a clinical lab technician, Josipa Matusich is on the front lines of tracking the COVID-19 virus. But earlier this year, it was the virus that tracked her down. Eventually, Josipa fell ill along with more than half a dozen members of her family."After so many months of being careful and wearing masks, and doing social...
    As host of “The Great Food Truck Race,” Marin County resident Tyler Florence has seen the revved-up culinary competition travel more than 1 million miles over 14 seasons and criss-cross the country a dozen times. Only once during that span did the Food Network series manage to make a quick and early stop in Florence’s Bay Area backyard. But for...
    (CBS SF) – Several more Bay Area residents are $50,000 richer after the state announced the second group of prize winners in the “Vax for the Win” drawing on Friday. Gov. Gavin Newsom hosted the draw on a visit to San Diego County on Friday, where he also spoke to one of the winners from last week’s drawing. READ MORE:...
    A San Rafael forum on federal legislation turned clamorous after hundreds of maskless anti-vaccination protesters heckled U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman. The demonstrators interrupted the meeting about 15 minutes after Huffman, a Democrat whose district includes Marin, opened the forum Tuesday afternoon. The event, which was livestreamed on Facebook, happened at the San Rafael Community Center. Protesters filed into the room...
    Christmas in the Park was originally created as a display by the Lima Family in front of a mortuary. Now, the park features more than 40 animated displays, hundreds of Christmas trees, world famous hot chocolate and more. For more information, visit www.christmasinthepark.com.
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's one thing to make and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. It's another thing to convince people to go out and get it.Vaccine hesitancy remains a concern in the United States and around the world, but in the Bay Area? Not so much.New data shows San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties have the lowest vaccine hesitancy in...
    Having mostly gone without live music since early 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans have understandably been wondering when the first major ticketed concert might take place again in the Bay Area. And, at this point, it appears the answer is July 18, when the Spirit West Coast concert takes place at the Concord Pavilion. Chart-topping singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin...
    Alameda and Napa counties could finally advance to the least-restrictive stage of California’s coronavirus reopening system this week — just in time for the tiered system to disappear. California is set to do away with county-specific restrictions for businesses and gatherings on June 15, when Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he plans to lift most pandemic regulations. While other key...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- No Spare the Air alerts are currently in effect for the Bay Area.The air alerts are issued when ozone pollution is forecast to reach unhealthy levels. Ozone, or smog, can cause throat irritation, congestion, chest pain, trigger asthma, inflame the lining of the lungs and worsen bronchitis and emphysema, air officials said.Long-term exposure to ozone can reduce...
    June is Pride Month, and while San Francisco’s signature parade remains on hiatus until next year, the region’s chefs, restaurants, bars, hotels and nonprofit groups are stepping up to fill the void with specials. Here’s a sampling: Black Pride Dinner: On June 24, chef Nelson German, fresh off his “Top Chefs: Portland” appearance, and chef LaLa Harrison will team up...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Two years after he was convicted of aggravated child porn possession and sentenced to state prison, a former Bay Area policeman lost his appeal in which he argued the prosecution committed “repeated, pervasive misconduct.” Attorneys for former California Highway Patrol officer Eric C. Lund, 56, argued that the prosecution was wrong to play portions of 15 child...
    Despite the hot weather, in the 90s, hundreds of people gathered at events in San Jose and Alameda to honor veterans for Memorial Day. In San Jose people gathered at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Speakers included State Sen. Dave Cortese, Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez, and San Jose Councilwoman Dev Davis. In Alameda people gathered aboard the USS Hornet...
    MONTEREY — It’s going to be so hot you might as well throw out the barbecue and cook your ribs on the pavement for Memorial Day. The North and East Bay got a taste on Sunday of what National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Mehle said is going to be a scorcher of a week as temperatures climbed into the low...
    Holiday weekend heat is expected to bring the year’s first 100-degree temperatures to Northern California and is prompting warnings to people planning to cool off in the water. Saturday’s temperatures will be around normal for late spring; the heat will start moving in on Sunday. The hottest temperatures are expected Monday: mid-90s in San Jose and Gilroy, near 100 in...
    MENLO PARK, Calif. — The number of dead whales washing ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area this spring continues to climb, with another massive gray whale seen rolling in the surf at Pacifica State Beach on Friday afternoon. The latest — a 47-foot-long adult male — is the 10th gray whose carcass has ended up on Bay Area shores....
    A strange trail of lights was spotted in the night sky over the Bay Area in California this weekend that raised concerns among residents who thought the glowing display could be a 'UFO.' Although some had hoped it was visitors from another planet, the chain of light was from Elon Musk's Starlink satellites that launched into orbit on May 9....
    There’s an emerging truth showing up at hospitals across California: The more vaccines in arms on the outside means fewer patients sick with COVID-19 on the inside. And nowhere is that clearer than the Bay Area. The region’s counties have the highest percentage of vaccinated residents in California and among the lowest hospitalization rates, according to a Bay Area News...
    Residents in California took to social media Thursday to report spotting a possible meteor in the Bay Area sky. One resident posted images of the object on Twitter, which they said could be seen just south of the Bay Area. Another resident described witnessing a "white glow with blue and green." NASA GIVES ALL CLEAR: EARTH SAFE FROM ASTEROID THREATS...
    AN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Get ready for a clammy start to the weekend, Bay Area!"For most of us it's drizzle, but up in Lake, Mendocino and northern Sonoma counties -- we are going to be watching for the possibility of dry thunderstorms and that means lightening that could reach the ground," said ABC7 News meteorologist Mike Nicco."Right now the biggest...
    Santa Clara, Morgan Hill and Mountain View added more homes and people among Bay Area cities in 2020 even as California’s overall population shrank for the first time since 1900. Santa Clara added 2,066 new housing units last year, a 4.2 percent increase that is the eighth-largest increase in the state, according to new data from the California Department of...
    Normally this time of year, as Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer beckons, we’re looking over the packed schedules of our favorite venues and arts groups and wondering where we’ll get the time and money to see all the cool shows and concerts we want to attend. This year? Not so much. The past year has been terrible...
    Thousands of Bay Area landowners hoping to lock in tax savings flooded assessors’ offices this year, transferring ownership of homes and other properties to their children before new rules took effect limiting the next generation’s ability to inherit their parents’ advantageous property assessments. “Everyone is going, ‘Oh-oh, the window is closing if I want to transfer my property to my...
    California’s population shrunk in 2020 for the first time since the state has maintained records of its population, an unprecedented reversal for the largest state in the nation that comes not long after its lack of population growth cost it a seat in Congress. The state lost 182,083 residents in 2020 — a 0.46 percent decline — according to new...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's been over a week since the Centers for Disease Control announced people can start taking off their masks outdoors. But if you take a quick walk around San Francisco, you'll still see more masked faces than not.There seems to be a bit of confusion about how San Francisco's rules compare to the new CDC guidelines....
    Nearly two months after President Joe Biden signed a COVID stimulus bill directing $1.7 billion in relief funds to the Bay Area’s public transportation agencies, that money has not yet been spent — even as many transit systems keep pandemic-related service cuts in place. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which is responsible for distributing the funds to BART, Caltrain and two-dozen...
    Homelessness — not COVID, not wildfires and not even the sky-high price of housing — is the problem Bay Area residents are most concerned about, as massive encampments shine a spotlight on the issue in nearly every corner of the region. In a new poll, 60% of respondents said they are very concerned about homelessness in the nine-county Bay Area,...
    Flour or corn? If your answer is corn, you’re in luck. This Taste-Off is for those of you who love tortillas and want the very best yellow corn tortillas you can find. To be clear, it’s not a debate. Flour tortillas are excellent wrappers and preferred by some for all things. But the corn tortilla is nothing less than essential...
    Is the Bay Area ready to dance once more? Porter Robinson, the acclaimed electronic dance music (EDM) artist, is betting on it since he’s hosting the second installment of his Second Sky Festival on September 18-19 at Cesar E. Chavez Park in Berkeley. And the lineup for the festival has just been announced. Besides getting to witness Robinson headline the...
    Several heart wrenching moments are packed into Sunday night’s Season 6 opener of “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell.” But perhaps none carry as much emotional heft as when the series host accompanies Oscar Grant’s mother to the Fruitvale station where her son was shot and killed on New Year’s Day 2009 by a BART police officer. “It’s...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A new vaccine site opened in San Francisco Wednesday morning in the Ocean View Neighborhood. Organizers say they chose the location because the area is marginalized and often overlooked.The site is located at 50 Broad Street near the MUNI 24 and M bus lines."We have vaccinated nearly 70% of people who are eligible for vaccination in...
    Reports of the Bay Area’s business exodus have been greatly exaggerated — at least if Time magazine’s new list of the 100 most influential companies in the world is any indication of Silicon Valley’s global standing. The list, released Tuesday and compiled for the first time this year, is dominated by the Bay Area and California. Of the 100 companies...
    Rain was falling Sunday morning in parts of the Bay Area and was expected to linger through late afternoon. The updating radar map above shows areas of rain in green, with greater intensities indicated by yellow and orange. The showers were expected to be most widespread around 2 p.m. High temperatures were not forecast to reach 60. A winter...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Did you know (or remember when) Queen Elizabeth II and the late Prince Philip of Great Britain visited the Bay Area nearly 40 years ago?In a rare U.S. visit by the royal family, Queen Elizabeth II, who just celebrated her 95th birthday, and Prince Philip embarked on a multi-day tour through the west coast, which included...
    It weighed on the mind of Kaleb Elarms-Orr how to balance the desire to play a senior season with the potential risk to his football future, which will continue this fall at Cal, Moreau Catholic coach Rob Gatrell said. The coach and his Division I-bound defensive end discussed the pros and cons prior to the season, and Elarms-Orr decided...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's one thing to make and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. It's another thing to convince people to go out and get it.Vaccine hesitancy remains a concern in the United States and around the world, but in the Bay Area? Not so much.New data shows San Francisco has the lowest vaccine hesitancy in California. Only 7% of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The pandemic has not slowed the Bay Area's housing market.Property taxes went up in 2020, and one county in particular has landed in the top five for the entire United States.The average in Marin County is more than $13,000, only Rockland County in New York is higher.RELATED: 'Last unicorn' of Bay Area real estate listed at...
    When will TV’s bewildering infatuation with reboots and revivals ever end? Apparently, not any time soon. Now news comes that “Nash Bridges,” Don Johnson’s Bay Area-based cop show, will be exhumed from the vast TV graveyard. This has caught us totally by surprise. We had no idea that the world was crying out for more “Nash.” But some programming executive...
    COTATI (KPIX) — A flock of feathered invaders is starting to cause problems for some residents in the North Bay town of Cotati. Chickens have long been part of North Bay’s history. At one time, Petaluma was known as the chicken capitol of the world. But now worlds are colliding as human residents try to cope with roosters taking over...
    Five of the Bay Area’s nine counties could move forward in California’s COVID-19 reopening system this week as the state reaches an encouraging milestone in its vaccination effort. Officials have said they will loosen the criteria for advancing to the orange and yellow stages of the reopening plan once California distributes 4 million vaccine doses to residents of more than...
    A LEAK at a large pond of wastewater threatened to flood roads and burst a system that stores polluted waters in Florida. State Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency on April 3 as officials ordered more than 300 homes to be evacuated. 3A reservoir near the old Piney Point phosphate mineCredit: AP What’s happened in Florida’s Piney Point?...
    Q: I’m a transplant who left the Bay Area after living there for decades. Thank you for helping me all those years to understand and cope with the South Bay traffic (“road boulders” especially helpful). I’ve been living now for three years in Southern California. Drivers are better here, which will be sure to stir up my friends by the...
    Before COVID-19, the average Bay Area commuter spent more than 260 cumulative hours each year traveling to and from their job. If that commuter worked from home instead, they saved almost 11 days by the time the anniversary of lockdowns rolled around earlier this month. In the midst of so much uncertainty and grief, many Bay Area residents have also...
    SAN JOSE — Federal authorities here arrested a man on federal charges that allege he was caught transporting 97 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in the gas tank of his car then jumped bail after being released, court records show. Edgar Gonzales was arrested in Santa Clara County March 23, in connection with a federal warrant based in San Diego. Court...
    No place in the country might be easier to leave these days than Silicon Valley. San Jose and San Francisco have the highest percentage of workers in the U.S. with few family and financial ties to their cities, according to a new study by Apartment List. And it signals that a Bay Area exodus could last a while. The listing...