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California fast food workers to stage walkout Thursday

California fast food workers to stage walkout Thursday

Non-union cooks and cashiers at more than 30 restaurants across California plan to walk off their jobs Thursday, April 9 to demand that management do more to keep workers safe during the coronavirus
Sailor on Navy hospital ship Mercy tests positive for coronavirus

Sailor on Navy hospital ship Mercy tests positive for coronavirus

The positive test won’t affect the Mercy’s ability to receive and treat patients to take pressure off of Los Angeles area hospitals, a Navy spokesman said.
Nurse subdues man accused of firing flare gun, threatening violence at California hospital

Nurse subdues man accused of firing flare gun, threatening violence at California hospital

A man whose girlfriend was a patient at the hospital fired a flare gun into the air and threatened violence at the facility, witnesses and police said.
Coronavirus: Nearly a third of tenants fail to pay April rent on time

Coronavirus: Nearly a third of tenants fail to pay April rent on time

Thirty-one percent of apartment households failed to pay any of their rent as of April 5, according to the the National Multifamily Housing Council's Rent Payment Tracker, up from 19% in March.
Letter: Is plastics industry using crisis to undo bag bans?

Letter: Is plastics industry using crisis to undo bag bans?

The plastics industry is using COVID-19 to undo years of legislation to shield the environment and human health.
Letter: San Mateo County may literally save small business owners

Letter: San Mateo County may literally save small business owners

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors passed the urgency ordinance on Tuesday.
Letter: Health of homeless key to county public health

Letter: Health of homeless key to county public health

Where will you wash your hands if there are no public bathrooms or handwashing stations available?
Fremont detectives investigating first homicide of the year

Fremont detectives investigating first homicide of the year

Fatal shooting was reported Wednesday night near Mowry Avenue and Blacow road
Coronavirus: Top official says sports unlikely before Thanksgiving in Santa Clara County

Coronavirus: Top official says sports unlikely before Thanksgiving in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County Executive Officer Jeff Smith delivers message during discussion on when shelter-in-place orders might be eased.
Coronavirus: Second inmate at San Jose jail tests positive

Coronavirus: Second inmate at San Jose jail tests positive

25-year-old homeless man says he was exposed to COVID-19 through a friend
Watch: Steph Curry’s call inspires hope for Oakland coronavirus nurse: ‘I can’t thank God enough for what you’re doing’

Watch: Steph Curry’s call inspires hope for Oakland coronavirus nurse: ‘I can’t thank God enough for what you’re doing’

A week ago, when the ICU nurse felt particularly drained, she posted a photo on Facebook, pulling open her white coveralls to reveal a bright blue Warriors jersey. Then she got a call from Stephen
COVID19: Six dead at Hayward nursing home, cases there jump to 59

COVID19: Six dead at Hayward nursing home, cases there jump to 59

The deaths are the highest reported at any Bay Area nursing facility since the pandemic began.
Coronavirus: Santa Clara County reports 3 new deaths from COVID-19, nearly 100 new cases

Coronavirus: Santa Clara County reports 3 new deaths from COVID-19, nearly 100 new cases

Still, the county is well-positioned in its fight against the virus, even though local officials anticipate the region is still weeks away from the peak of the crisis.
Photos: The eerie desolation of major Bay Area airports during coronavirus shelter-in-place

Photos: The eerie desolation of major Bay Area airports during coronavirus shelter-in-place

Air travel locally as well as worldwide has ground to a near standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite budget shortfall, San Jose spends $17 million on tiny homes for homeless amid the coronavirus outbreak
With few cars on roads, some auto insurers offer rebates; California pushes for more

With few cars on roads, some auto insurers offer rebates; California pushes for more

Check with your auto insurance agency to see if you'll be getting a refund or credit.
Contra Costa Courts working to allow video conferencing during COVID-19 shutdown

Contra Costa Courts working to allow video conferencing during COVID-19 shutdown

The Contra Costa Courts system is working to use Zoom or some other video application to allow criminal defendants to "attend" court remotely.
Coronavirus: San Mateo County crosses 600 cases, pace slows

Coronavirus: San Mateo County crosses 600 cases, pace slows

San Mateo County has made it halfway through its third week of sheltering in place without reporting an increase of 30 coronavirus cases in a single day.
Bay Area coronavirus job losses will top 800,000: report

Bay Area coronavirus job losses will top 800,000: report

The Bay Area is expected to lose 835,000 jobs in May, while Santa Clara County will lose 204,000 jobs, and the combined region of San Francisco, the East Bay, and San Mateo County is expected to shed
Coronavirus: Amid bleak employment picture, Oakland woman got a job but can’t start due to courthouse closures

Coronavirus: Amid bleak employment picture, Oakland woman got a job but can’t start due to courthouse closures

Newly-hired workers are unable to complete background checks in at least two Bay Area counties that have shuttered their courthouses