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    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...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Novel coronavirus has spread worldwide at a blistering pace, from a cluster of cases in Wuhan, China to a pandemic now affecting most of the world, every U.S. state, and all Bay Area counties. We're keeping track of the major moments here.Updates are usually posted weekdays by 8 p.m.June 15, 2021 After 15 months of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The state of California has finally reopened its economy after the COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on the Bay Area state and continues to impact people around the world. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the...
    SANTA CLARA, California (KGO) -- The San Francisco 49ers and Santa Clara County announced Monday that the mass vaccination site at Levi's Stadium will conclude services on June 24.Since its launch in December, the site has administered 350,000 doses.RELATED: COVID-19 Updates: 80% of eligible SF population has at least 1 COVID-19 vaccine dose, mayor saysHealth officials say cases in Santa...
    Instead of the usual sea of orange and black, rainbows filled the home of the San Francisco Giants on Friday as Oracle Park hosted the city’s first-ever Pride Movie Night. Hopes for a big Pride celebration parade were again dashed by the pandemic, for the second year in a row, but the Dykes on Bikes were still able to continue...
    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...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Asian police officers are underrepresented in every Bay Area county, according to an ABC7 analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.Santa Clara County reported the largest gap of Asian officers compared to the population. Asians only make up 10.5 percent of police officers, despite making up more than 36 percent of the population. In San Francisco, Asians...
    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 (CBS SF) — The alleged kingpin and six of his associates have been charged with drug trafficking after federal agents shutdown a criminal organization responsible for a pipeline funneling illegal fentanyl to San Francisco Bay Area streets, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Acting United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Among the many places in San Francisco that sat dark and quiet during the pandemic, Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 were top on that list.For a good part of a year, little to no tourism in the city has made it so hard for so many of the businesses in this area -- which saw an...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Tuesday night the San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent said that all schools will start back up for in-person learning August 16 for kids in the city.This news comes as San Francisco Unified is being questioned for attempting to qualify and receive 12 million dollars of grant money for opening early -- Something that some lawmakers...
    Punk rock icon John Doe was midway through a concert set last week when someone pointed out that he’ was being watched from behind. The musician, a founding member of the influential SoCal band X, turned and looked up to see a small boy smiling out of a second story window in the house next door. Doe returned the smile,...
    Before the pandemic hit, Kim Krause got her daily workouts at the Temescal Pool in Oakland. Then the coronavirus arrived and shuttered swimming pools like everything else. As most of humanity hunkered down with sourdough starters and puzzles, the 58-year-old took to jogging. But it just wasn’t the same. By the end of April, Krause was ready for something she’d...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco has announced the city's new rental relief program, which is the latest emergency measure to help ease months of money fears from those suffering most during the COVID-19 pandemic.The city will take the next several months to field applications and distribute more than $90 million in aid, thanks to initial funding from the U.S....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Parklets have popped up by the thousands in San Francisco -- A temporary solution to pandemic dining, that is now up for permanent discussion."It helped us survive. Without the parklets I don't think we would have been able to come back as we did," said West of Pecos manager, Josselyn Bonilla.She's proud of her parklet and...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — The Hilton San Francisco Union Square, the largest hotel in the city, said it’s been preparing for its grand reopening the entire time it suspended operations. After displaying a lit-up heart and “SF” to honor the city during the pandemic, they kicked off a 5-day countdown which ended Sunday night. READ MORE: Grass Fire Burns...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Doctors in San Francisco say that Thursday was a monumental one in the fight against COVID-19. It's the first time in 14 months that Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, one of the largest hospitals in the city, has zero COVID-19 hospitalization cases."I did have tears in my eyes!" said Dr. Monica Gandhi of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Monday we learned that California will not ease their indoor mask guidelines like the CDC has done until June 15th.That's when the state has already planned to do away with the tier system and allow businesses to fully open."Just wear a mask!" says San Jose's Nina Rozela.EXPLAINER: What fully vaccinated people can, cannot do according to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — While widespread herd immunity against COVID-19 still remains elusive, some local infectious disease experts believe it has been achieved in some areas of the San Francisco Bay Area. One of those pockets, UCSF infectious disease specialist Dr. Peter Chin-Hong said, is likely San Quentin State Prison, which was hard hit by a major COVID outbreak....
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Optimism is again soaring among San Francisco Bay Area residents as COVID-19 cases plunge, vaccinations soar and businesses prepare for the state’s lifting of all coronavirus restrictions on June 15, according to a survey by Charles Schwab released on Wednesday. The Bay Area was one of the regions the San Francisco-based financial services company targeted...
    Bay Area staircases — aside from getting our hearts pumping and quads crying — connect us to the world around us, helping us reach mountain vistas, gardens, artwork, seascapes and neighborhoods. Through them, we can also learn incredible stories about this region, whether the staircase runs through a Civil War-era fort, past a neighborhood mosaic or along America’s oldest trail...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco high school seniors will now have the choice to go back to in-person classes starting May 14, according to the SF Teacher's Union.There are less than four weeks left in this school year, and starting Friday, the seniors will be able to go back to classes on campus."I would hope that high schoolers are...
    SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — Three more dead whales have been spotted in the San Francisco Bay in recent days, bringing the total to eight this year, experts said Friday. The gray whales were found washed ashore on April 27 in Tiburon, on Monday at the Port of Oakland and on Tuesday at Angel Island State Park north of San Francisco,...
    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....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The largest convention still scheduled to take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco this year has canceled.The American College of Rheumatology would have drawn 16,000 people to the city in November. But, the San Francisco Chronicle reports organizers had questions about COVID restrictions and whether international travel would be allowed.The conference would have brought...
    DISCOVERY BAY (CBS SF) — Fire crews in Contra Costa County are at the scene of a brush fire in Discovery Bay that has grown to approximately 15 acres Wednesday evening, according to fire authorities. According to fire officials in the East Bay, the vegetation fire — being referred to as the Headwater Fire — is burning east of 6673...
    ROME (AP) — A jury in Rome on Wednesday began deliberating the fates of two young American men who are charged with killing an Italian police officer near the hotel where they were staying while on summer vacation in 2019. Finnegan Lee Elder, 21, and Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, 20, were indicted on charges of homicide, attempted extortion, assault, resisting a public...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The California tourism industry is ready to rebound. Visit California, a non-profit organization that promotes tourism, held a press conference in San Francisco Tuesday morning to announce that the state is open for business, and to encourage Californians to vacation in-state."Just from June of 2020 through February of 2021, California lost nearly $12 billion in visitor...
    SANTA CLARA (AP/CBS13) – The San Francisco 49ers took Notre Dame guard and Bay Area native Aaron Banks after trading down five spots in the second round of the NFL draft. The Niners took Banks with the 48th pick Friday night to bolster the offensive line a night after taking quarterback Trey Lance with the third overall pick. READ MORE:...
    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...
    A magnitude 2.8 earthquake early Wednesday in Piedmont was felt across the East Bay and in San Francisco. The quake, at 12:18 a.m., was centered on the Hayward Fault just west of Lake Temescal, near the Caldecott Tunnels, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The USGS Did You Feel It website got more than 2,000 responses. Most came from Oakland...
    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...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- ABC7's Live Doppler 7 is the most powerful radar in the Bay Area. Watch the live stream above to track rain as it moves through the region. (the live stream will only be active when it's raining in the region).RELATED: ABC7 Storm Impact Scale explainedWatch the latest AccuWeather forecast here and get the latest weather stories...
    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...
    Mathilde’s Hibiscus & Coconut Sherbet. Wildflower Honey with Ricotta Walnut Lace Cookies.    Rhubarb Crumble with Toasted Anise. Jasmine Milk Tea with Chocolate Almonds. Salt & Straw is opening at San Ramon’s City Center Bishop Ranch just in time for local ice cream fans to sample the artisan purveyor’s new springtime line of flavors called Eat Your Flowers. This Contra...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Vaccine supply is dropping yet again in San Francisco. Compared to early April, the city is bracing for a 38% drop in doses this week.RELATED: How to register for a COVID-19 vaccine in every Bay Area countyTwo of the city's mass vaccination sites, at San Francisco City College and in Mission Bay, only received 500 first...
    The Bay Area powered to big job gains in March, an upswing that added to mammoth employment increases in February, offering hope the region may be starting to shake off the economic malaise from a year of coronavirus-linked shutdowns. Santa Clara County, the East Bay, and the San Francisco-San Mateo region each gained thousands of jobs, the government reported Friday,...
    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 city of San Francisco made it official Tuesday, the annual 420 celebration at Golden Gate Park will not take place for a second straight year, due to the pandemic.Mayor London Breed says Robin Williams Meadow will be fenced off.RELATED: Bay Area rapper E-40 talks with ABC7, urges people to stay inside on 4/20 to prevent...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — A 3.4 magnitude quake rumbled near Calistoga Saturday morning and was felt across California’s Wine Country. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 7:13 a.m. with a epicenter near St. Helena Road in the coastal mountain range between Santa Rosa and St. Helena. READ MORE: COVID: Santa Clara Bible Study Group Wins Supreme...
    Four dead gray whales washed ashore San Francisco Bay Area beaches in nine days, with experts saying Friday one was struck by a ship. They were trying to determine how the other three died. "It's alarming to respond to four dead gray whales in just over a week because it really puts into perspective the current challenges faced by...