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    A vineyard estate in Walnut Creek’s Northgate neighborhood goes above and beyond showcasing exceptional craftsmanship, amenities, and ultimate privacy. This 5,143-square-foot home comes with four en suite bedrooms, an executive office and a professionally-landscaped backyard.  Nestled against acres of open space protected by the Williams Act, the 1.2-acre property commands attention at the end of the cul-de-sac at 3716 Northgate Woods Court. Custom-built and meticulously maintained and updated, it is on the market for the first time. A team of talent, the late Donald Grimoldi of Grimoldi Construction and Gary Wheeler of Arete, created the two-level estate. About 5,143 square feet of living space features a richly-layered interior designed by Sandra Brown Interiors of Danville, with gorgeous finishes from Crema...
    On a balmy evening in Atwater Village, diners at candlelit tables shared plates of Cuban food and flights of beer, serenaded by an accordion player down the block. The scene was almost romantic, but for one catch: The tables were a few feet from rush-hour traffic zipping past on Glendale Boulevard. “A table in a parking space, I was a little surprised,” utility inspector Luis Castillo said as he and a co-worker ate blackened tilapia and arroz con pollo. “But it’s nice to sit down and eat.” The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped commutes, workplaces and schools. Now, Southern California’s street network, the region’s largest public space, is transforming, too. With COVID-19 cases surging, and indoor dining banned, more...
    Californians couldn't help but poke fun at the Glendale Galleria parking garage that was turned into an outdoor dining space amid the pandemic - but customers and vendors are just happy it's there. On Friday, the Glendale Galleria shopping center in Los Angeles County unveiled it's new ooutdoor food court in its parking garage after indoor dining was shut down for a second time.  Photos of the makeshift venue show small tables with up to four chairs, all six feet apart, situated in a parking garage as long pipes and support beams hang overhead. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has changed the landscape for struggling restaurants and eateries, and many are simply looking for ways to financially stay afloat. The...
    ROGERS PARK — The city will allow Jarvis Avenue businesses to close the street for expanded outdoor dining, reversing a decision to have diners and drivers share the road in a set-up that worried some business owners. Jarvis Avenue is one of 11 city streets that have been approved for the new expanded outdoor dining program, which allows restaurants to extend seating into the roadway. But unlike the city’s other expanded dining areas, Jarvis Avenue businesses were told to keep a lane of the street open to traffic. That didn’t sit well with some of the participating businesses, who worried about safety and said having car traffic so close to diners made for an unpleasant experience. The...
    ROGERS PARK — As Sandra Carter was getting her business ready for the second weekend of Jarvis Square’s expanded outdoor dining program, she took some time Friday to play traffic cop. While rearranging tables on Taste Food & Wine’s outdoor patio, Carter stopped to tell pedestrians wandering along Jarvis Avenue that the street they thought was closed to traffic actually wasn’t. As patrons gathered in the dining area that expands onto Jarvis, Carter motioned at oncoming drivers to slow down, pointing to the shared street set-up. “You see traffic just barreling down,” said Carter, who co-owns Taste Food & Wine. “We’re not comfortable with it. I’m absolutely terrified.” Jarvis Avenue is among at least 10 city streets...
    GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- On any given day, the Glendale Galleria parking lot would be packed with cars.COVID-19 has changed all of that since the mall is closed.Now the mall is getting creative to help restaurants struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.There are tables set up for outdoor dining at the multi-level parking garage. It might not be the ideal setup since cars are passing in and out for curbside pickup and parking."It's kind of a little odd to be sitting in a garage, but I think people are happy to be sitting outside eating the food that they really enjoy," said Steven Sayers, senior general manager for the Glendale Galleria.The Glendale Galleria first closed in March, but then reopened...
    UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- There have been several cases where drivers have crashed through makeshift seating areas since the return of outdoor dining amid the coronavirus pandemic.The latest incident happened Saturday when a van slammed into a cafe on the Upper East Side.It occurred at around lunch time on 1st Avenue near 74th Street.Police say no one was hurt.In Brooklyn, jarring surveillance video shows an out-of-control vehicle plowing into an outdoor dining area on July 21.EMBED More News Videos Jarring surveillance video shows an out-of-control vehicle plowing into an outdoor dining area outside L'wren in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Security footage shows a pickup truck crashing into L'Wren's curbside dining area around dusk on Tuesday.RELATED | Is dining outside...
    Surveillance video shows a pick-up truck hurtling into a seating area outside a Brooklyn restaurant, injuring three people. At least one diner, as well as a couple of tables and chairs, were thrown to the ground when the vehicle slammed into a barrier outside the L’Wren bar in Sunset Park Tuesday evening, according to the shocking footage obtained by WABC. Three people were hurt, but their injuries were not deemed to be serious. Police said the 22-year-old driver had been operating the vehicle without a license. He was given a summons. The eatery’s owner told the outlet that the driver tried to pull away after the crash, but was flagged down. “I honestly never thought any of this stuff...
    Surveillance video shows a pick-up truck hurtling into a seating area outside a Brooklyn restaurant, injuring three people. At least one diner, as well as a couple of tables and chairs, were thrown to the ground when the vehicle slammed into a barrier outside the L’Wren bar in Sunset Park Tuesday evening, according to the shocking footage obtained by WABC. Three people were hurt, but their injuries were not deemed to be serious. Police said the 22-year-old driver had been operating the vehicle without a license. He was given a summons. The eatery’s owner told the outlet that the driver tried to pull away after the crash, but was flagged down. “I honestly never thought any of this stuff would...
    NEW YORK -- Jarring surveillance video shows an out-of-control vehicle plowing into an outdoor dining area in New York.Security footage shows a pickup truck crashing into L'Wren's curbside dining area around dusk on Tuesday.The car slammed into several tables where patrons were eating.WATCH | SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS CRASHEMBED More News Videos Jarring surveillance video shows an out-of-control vehicle plowing into an outdoor dining area in Brooklyn. Three people were hurt, but fortunately their injuries were not serious.Restaurants are required to put up 6-inch planters or barricades to provide a buffer between diners and traffic."I honestly never thought any of this stuff would happen, you know we built the barrier pretty tough to where if it does happen they would be...
    Three people have been rushed to hospital after a pick-up truck plowed into an outdoor dining area in Brooklyn.  Surveillance footage shows shows a blue Ford hurtling into a seating barrier set up outside L'Wren in Sunset Park on Tuesday evening.  The impact knocked two women and one man to the ground and they were taken to nearby Lutheran hospital with minor injuries, according to FOX 5.  The video shows tables and chairs were also flying into the air, as other patrons shot out of their seats to escape the oncoming vehicle.  Fox 5 NY Privacy Policy Surveillance footage shows shows a blue Ford hurtling into a seating barrier set up outside L'Wren in Sunset Park on Tuesday...
    SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Jarring surveillance video shows an out-of-control vehicle plowing into an outdoor dining area in Brooklyn.Security footage shows a pickup truck crashing into a restaurant's curbside dining area on Tuesday.RELATED | Is dining outside really safe during coronavirus pandemic? Experts weigh inThe car slammed into several tables where patrons were eating.Three people were hurt, but fortunately their injuries were not serious.The driver, who has not been charged, stayed at the scene.RELATED | Outdoor dining gets creative aboard aircraft carrier, in greenhouses, and on rooftops----------* More Brooklyn news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
    BURBANK, Calif. (KABC) -- Several cities across Southern California are shutting down otherwise heavily-trafficked streets in order to accommodate al fresco dining amid the coronavirus pandemic.In Burbank on Thursday evening, crews were putting barricades in place along sections of San Fernando Boulevard and traffic was being rerouted as the city prepared to allow restaurants in the downtown area to add outdoor seating."It's good for businesses and it's good for us because we still get to support out local businesses, so I'm excited," said one resident.In Seal Beach, diners can enjoy a table for four overlooking the ocean as establishments in that city offer scenic views for open-air dining."It's our second time doing it and we've enjoyed it," said customer Sharon...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The tsunami of news about the current coronavirus outbreak and now the reopenings can be overwhelming. To help you navigate through what you need to know here’s a news roundup of the top coronavirus and reopening-related stories from the last 24 hours. Southbay Businesses On Emotional Roller Coaster After Being Forced To Close A Day After Reopening SANTA CLARA — The surge in COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County prompted a quick end to what had been a happy re-opening for many businesses including salons, spas and gyms. Now, after another shutdown order just hours after the re-opening, workers feel confused and disappointed. “It’s a wave of emotions. I’m definitely upset. We just...
    ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Even as Alameda County's COVID-19 numbers continue to go up, today the Board of Supervisors voted to file a variance attestation with the state, allowing public health officials to keep outdoor businesses open."We were very grateful for the approval process, it's something that we had hoped would come earlier but we are so grateful the supervisors passed it," said Kathy Weber with the Alameda Business Association.RELATED: Everything to know about California's confusing coronavirus reopening planGovernor Gavin Newsom's orders on Friday put many restaurants in the county in limbo, as he rolled back re-opening guidelines. As one of only two counties in the state without a variance, Alameda's public health officials had no power to advance...
    Amid a continued surge in California’s COVID-19 cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that the state is rolling back many of its reopening measures. Some changes — including the closure of indoor operations for restaurants, movie theaters, zoos and museums, along with all operations for bars — went into effect immediately across the entire state. But others apply only to the 32 counties on the governor’s growing “watch list” for troubling coronavirus trends. Counties that have been on the list for three consecutive days must also close all indoor operations at gyms, hair and nail salons, places of worship, indoor malls and non-essential offices. Seven of the nine Bay Area counties are currently on the governor’s watch list. For Contra...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The latest rollback of California’s COVID-19 reopenings due to the rising number of cases in the state on July 13 has led to many adjustments in the Bay Area. Effective Monday, all indoor activities are being shut down across the state in the following sectors: Restaurants Wineries and tasting rooms Movie Theaters Family and Entertainment Centers Zoos and museums Card rooms Bars (all operations) In addition, the state health department is requiring all counties on the state monitoring list to close: Fitness centers Worship services Offices for non-critical sectors Personal care services Hair salons and barbershops Shopping malls As of July 13, the following Bay Area counties are on the...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California Alcoholic Beverage Control officials say five Sacramento-area restaurants were among those cited for continuing to allow indoor dining over the Fourth of July weekend. ABC was directed to visit dozens of locations from July 3-5 to check and see if health orders due to the coronavirus were being enforced. Statewide, a total of 5,822 businesses were contacted by ABC agents. Of those, 52 were issued citations. The following Sacramento-area businesses were issued citations for allowing indoor dining: El Burrito Taqueria on Natomas Boulevard in Sacramento, La Fiesta Taqueria on Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights, Clubhouse Bar & Grill on Fair Oaks Boulevard in Carmichael, Players Sports Pub & Grill on Sunrise Boulevard in Fair Oaks, and...
    SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Restaurants in Sonoma County are adjusting now that the county has tightened restrictions as the number of COVID-19 cases rises."I am disappointed. I have 16 employees and I'm having to cut everybody back. It's going to be hard on everyone," said Diana Madura, owner of Jeffrey's Hillside Café in Santa Rosa.She turned three parking spaces into dining areas Monday morning as her indoor dining room sat empty. She says this will cut down her business by 60%."Sonoma County, we rely on tourism. And all the events that happen in the summer months that get us through the winter are not happening. The motels are suffering, the wedding people are suffering, all of us. It hits...
    WALDWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A driver in New Jersey lost control and swerved right into a restaurant’s outdoor dining area Friday. Surveillance video shows the moment a woman veered into the parking lot of Nellie’s Place on Franklin Turnpike in Waldwick. The car can be seen dragging picnic tables and tent frames. Fortunately, the restaurant was closed because of the rain, so no one was outside at the time. Police say the 57-year-old woman fainted at the wheel and eventually stopped after crashing a short distance away. Some workers were inside the restaurant at the time. “It was a little catastrophe. It was a little disturbing and upsetting,” owner Karen Schultz said. “Obviously, the first thing was to make sure...
    ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- In the East Bay, it's a big step back for reopening plans in Alameda County. Guidance from the state is forcing the county to shut down outdoor dining immediately -- but not everyone is willing to comply.Octavio Guzman owns La Penca Azul in Alameda. He says keeping his restaurant afloat hasn't been easy, especially in Alameda County where outdoor dining is now off the table, suspended less than a month after it was allowed to reopen."It's very confusing, things change overnight," said Guzman.Outdoor dining was permitted under Alameda County health guidelines, but the county announced the state's tightening of restrictions Friday night. Restaurants, wineries and bars can only offer drive-thru, pick up or delivery under...
    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Novel coronavirus cases have spiked in Contra Costa County.The latest data shows over 8% of people tested in the last 7 days came back positive with the virus. MEDIA RELEASE: More than 8% of Contra Costa COVID-19 Tests Now Positive https://t.co/gfUpSYeZAD— Contra Costa Health Services (@CoCoHealth) July 11, 2020In hopes to slow the spread, the county has implemented several new changes.CORONAVIRUS IMPACT: Some restaurant owners outraged after Alameda County suspends outdoor diningNumber one, effective Sunday at 11:59 p.m. all indoor religious gatherings will be banned."We're probably less than 10% capacity and huge space everyone was spread out and no singing. Everything right along with the guidelines so it's just disappointing that services won't be...
    ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Under new state guidelines announced Friday night, residents in Alameda County can no longer dine outdoors due to COVID-19. Restaurants, wineries and bars can only offer drive-thru, pick up or delivery under the state order.Outdoor dining was permitted under Alameda County health guidelines, but the county announced the state's tightening of restrictions Friday night. @AlamedaCounty Update on Outdoor Dining: Today we learned the state issued updated guidance, dated July 9th, prohibiting outdoor dining in non-variance counties, which includes Alameda County. pic.twitter.com/jEEFXz3jWW— Alameda County Public Health Department (@Dare2BWell) July 11, 2020Under the county's reopening plan, outdoor dining , along with retail businesses and summer schools, were allowed to reopen on June 29.The state's guidance prohibits outdoor...
    ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Under new state guidelines announced Friday night, residents in Alameda County can no longer dine outdoors due to COVID-19. Restaurants, wineries and bars can only offer drive-thru, pick up or delivery under the state order.Outdoor dining was permitted under Alameda County health guidelines, but the county announced the state's tightening of restrictions Friday night. @AlamedaCounty Update on Outdoor Dining: Today we learned the state issued updated guidance, dated July 9th, prohibiting outdoor dining in non-variance counties, which includes Alameda County. pic.twitter.com/jEEFXz3jWW— Alameda County Public Health Department (@Dare2BWell) July 11, 2020Under the county's reopening plan, outdoor dining , along with retail businesses and summer schools, were allowed to reopen on June 29.The state's guidance prohibits outdoor...
    Tropical Storm Fay may have ended up saving lives when an SUV plowed into a popular Bergen County restaurant's temporary outdoor dining area after the driver fainted following a COVID test. Surveillance video captured the lunchtime crash, which scattered tables, chairs and tent poles before slamming into a pair of Dumpsters Friday at Nellie’s Place in Waldwick. Witnesses said the driver had just submitted a sample for a COVID test at the Rite Aid up the street when she lost consciousness heading down Franklin Turnpike. Her SUV hit the curb outside a small shopping center, crossed the street and careened through the garden of the Sounding Board Home Theatre Company before barreling into the restaurant parking lot, they said. Because only...
    The city of Hayward will open up the streets in its restaurant-rich downtown this Saturday so that food lovers can take advantage of Alameda County’s alfresco dining. The pilot program, now in its second week, will take place on B Street between Foothill Boulevard and Watkins Street and on Main Street from A to C streets. Vehicular traffic will be rerouted starting at 2 p.m. The event, which includes both small businesses and restaurants, will run till 10 p.m. For the inaugural event June 27, many restaurants set up tents and socially distanced tables in the streets and on the sidewalks. Confirmed participants for this week’s event include Buffalo Bill’s Brewery, PLaYT, The Dirty Bird Lounge, Charlotte’s, TikTok Desserts, Rockit...
    By JANIE HAR, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Indoor restaurants and outdoor bars in San Francisco will not open next week as planned, while in Santa Clara County officials plan to reopen hair and nail salons but will also hold off on indoor dining because of rising coronavirus infection rates. Despite the variations in what's open for business and what's not, health officials from both San Francisco Bay Area counties on Tuesday stressed the continued need for people to stay home, wear a face covering when in public, and practice social distancing in order to coexist with a stubborn virus that's “going to be with us for a long time." “We flattened and — some would say we crushed...
    As coronavirus cases surge across California, reopening plans in many counties have paused or been rolled back. The decision is the state’s attempt to slow the growth of case totals that have swelled since some counties began allowing businesses to reopen and loosened restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings. Statewide, positive test rates are up from 4.9% two weeks ago to nearly 7%. It can be challenging to keep track of the changes in restrictions in your county. Here’s what you need to know about what you can — and can’t — do right now. And remember, the state requires the use of face masks when in public. Where can I eat and drink? In Alameda, outdoor dining is open. Bars can serve...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Outdoor bars and indoor restaurants will not be allowed to reopen as planned on July 13, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced in a press conference Tuesday.Hair salons, nail salons, zoos and indoor museums were all scheduled to reopen in San Francisco on June 29, but were also postponed indefinitely as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations started to climb.All of those business reopenings are postponed indefinitely. Mayor Breed did not specify when they may be allowed to reopen.READ MORE: San Francisco will postpone reopening of indoor dining, restaurant association saysGiven the current coronavirus statistics, Director of Public Health Dr. Grant Colfax said, "We are forced to conclude that it will not be responsible to allow indoor dining...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Outdoor bars and indoor restaurants will not be allowed to reopen as planned on July 13, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced in a press conference Tuesday.Hair salons, nail salons, zoos and indoor museums were all scheduled to reopen in San Francisco on June 29, but were also postponed indefinitely as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations started to climb.All of those business reopenings are postponed indefinitely. Mayor Breed did not specify when they may be allowed to reopen.READ MORE: San Francisco will postpone reopening of indoor dining, restaurant association saysGiven the current coronavirus statistics, Director of Public Health Dr. Grant Colfax said, "We are forced to conclude that it will not be responsible to allow indoor dining...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Another round of business reopening in San Francisco may soon be delayed amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic.RELATED: California didn't reopen too quickly, Gov. Gavin Newsom says as watch list grows to 23 countiesIndoor restaurant dining, which was slated to reopen on July 13, will be postponed, says the Golden Gate Restaurant Association.Hair salons, nail salons, zoos and indoor museums were all scheduled to reopen in San Francisco on June 29, but were also postponed indefinitely as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations started to climb."Although this is clearly both a disappointment and a financial blow for our industry, our biggest concerns remain with the health of our workers, patrons and residents of the state. We are encouraged that...
    Health officials reinstated a ban on indoor restaurant dining in Marin County on Sunday, just a week after lifting it. The county cited the continuing threat of the coronavirus pandemic. The ban was set to take effect at 11:59 p.m. Sunday and last at least three weeks. Outdoor seating and takeout service remain permitted, with safety precautions. The order follows an announcement by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday that Marin and 20 other counties had been placed on a “watch list” because of virus transmission rates. Counties on the list faced rollbacks in their economic reopening plans if their data did not improve over the weekend. “The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is forming strike teams to help...
    MORGAN HILL, Calif. (KGO) -- In the South Bay, a restaurant in Morgan Hill that's been serving customers outside for a month, is ordered to stop by the state. And that order could affect every restaurant in Santa Clara County."I really have no idea why the state ABC is doing this," Ladera Grill owner Dan McCranie said.These dramatic surveillance pictures provided by McCranie show members of Alcohol Beverage Control abruptly shutting the restaurant down Friday night."When we were visited by these two armed officers, everyone was very worried and wondering what was going on," restaurant manager Chris Provini said.The closure caused confusion and outrage at the restaurant - which had been open for outdoor dining since June 5. The city's...
    MLS stars were left stunned after their £52 "room service meal" was a tragic sandwich and a banana at Disney World. League athletes are staying at the resort while they prepare for the MLS Is Back Tournament which gets underway in Florida next week. 3This was the state of Omar Gonzalez's £52 lunch optionCredit: Twitter @Omar4Gonzalez 3The menu appears delicious but in reality, it is far from Michelin star Credit: Twitter @Omar4Gonzalez   Staying isolated from the rest of the public, food resources are obviously limited with little option but to eat in the dining room or their room. Toronto defender Omar Gonzalez showed off their makeshift menu that included "House brined cracked pepper turkey breast, smoked gouda, honey...
    CONCORD (KPIX) – Governor’s Newsom’s announcement to ‘hit the dimmer switch’ on reopening, hit the business community hard. They were banking on the July 4th weekend to recoup some of their losses, and shutting down indoor restaurants and bars may do very little to stop the spread of coronavirus, according to one Bay Area health official. At Todos Santos Plaza, many restaurants have been fortunate to have an outdoor dining component to their business. A health official tells KPIX 5 the spread of COVID-19 isn’t happening here, it’s happening closer to home. At Lima restaurant in downtown Concord, indoor dining was supposed to start July 1. “We started hiring people, we start preparing menus, ordering more product, and then for...
    As coronavirus cases continue to spike, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has tightened restrictions around the state ahead of the July 4 holiday weekend. The governor announced Wednesday that indoor businesses including restaurants, wineries and theaters in 19 counties –including two in the Bay Area– must immediately close and cease operations for three weeks. Citing a 32% spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the last seven days, Newsom announced plans to step up enforcement of health rules and use “strike teams” to ensure compliance at workplaces and businesses. What does this mean for Bay Area counties? We examined their latest public health orders. Alameda  After initially planning to enter the next phase of reopening on July 1, Alameda County announced plans to...
    Parts of Main Street and University Drive in Fairfax City, Virginia, have been turned into an outdoor dining area. (Courtesy Fairfax City Economic Development Authority/ Fairfax City) Fairfax City and the Fairfax City Economic Development Authority have created City Square, turning parts of Main Street and University Drive into an outdoor dining area for Old Town Fairfax restaurants in Virginia. City Square is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day this summer and includes a total of six outdoor seating areas. Four of those areas are designated for specific restaurants — East Wind, Havabite, Bellissimo and Eerkin’s — with the others available for anyone who buys takeout from other restaurants, including Auld Shebeen, Sister’s Thai, High Side, Caribbean...
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- It's reopening day for some businesses, but not all, in Marin County.Officials have given the green light to barber shops, hair salons and indoor dining but other businesses, which thought they could unlock their doors Monday, are being told not so fast, due to a spike in new COVID-19 cases.RELATED: Newsom adds Bay Area county to California COVID-19 watch listRoger Carpenter is happy to be back in the chair, finally getting a haircut at Caladonia Street Barbers in Sausalito. The shop's been here 100 years, and finally got the green light to reopen."It gets the economy going, back in the chairs and taking care of clients," said barber Carlos Garcia.Roberto Sbaraglia can now serve customers...
    By LINDSAY CHRISTIANS, The Capital Times MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Patio or bar stool, sidewalk cafe or upholstered banquette, sitting or standing — safety recommendations for public dining are the same. Stay six feet apart from people you don’t live with. Sanitize your hands. Wear a mask when you can. “Outdoor seating rules are the same as indoors,” said Bonnie Koenig, an environmental health services supervisor with Public Health Madison & Dane County. “Physical distancing does not go away because you’re outside. It’s really about how close you are — whether you’re inside or outside, you’re still at risk if you’re standing too close together and not wearing face coverings.” On June 15, Dane County moved into phase two of...
    Several Bay Area counties are preparing for new steps in reopening their economies next week. But with coronavirus-related hospitalizations and other key indicators in the region and across California on the rise, Gov. Newsom has warned the state could revert into earlier phases of reopening if the situation worsens. Here are the current and upcoming reopening plans for seven Bay Area counties, all of which have volume restrictions and social distancing rules, particularly in indoor settings. Contra Costa County July 1 will bring the opening of non-facial personal services, such as nail and waxing salons, tattoo shops and massage services. Indoor dining and bars, regardless of food service, will be allowed to operate. Indoor leisure businesses like arcades, bowling alleys...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The city of Denver approved the first communal outdoor dining area in the city. The Glenarm Patio will open at 500 16th Street. Restaurants include Lime, Maggiano’s Little Italy, 5280 Burger and Hard Rock Cafe. (credit: iStock/Getty Images) The move would allow the food establishments to expand their serving capacity while practicing safe health guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. Denver is also taking applications for temporary outdoor expansion for restaurants and bars. City officials released the following updated data on that program: 227 applicants have submitted complete applications 146 have been approved to operate 65% of applicants that have submitted all required materials have been approved to operate. Any restaurants interested in communal dining can send...
    For Piedmont residents Naomi and Sunny Grewal, it was an early Father’s Day celebration and the couple’s first time out without their 1- and 3-year-old children since March. Kitchen Story, the Oakland eatery known for modern Korean food, was the last restaurant the Grewals dined at before the lockdown. It felt almost ceremonial to return on the day Alameda County allowed restaurants to resume outdoor dining. “We love it here and have been supporting this restaurant with take-out from the start,” said Naomi Grewal, sitting on the three-table patio and covering her face when a server approached with their order. “It feels good to be out. We also feel safe because there’s no one else here.” After three months, Alameda...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The city of Oakland is waiving fees and streamlining the permitting process allowing businesses to expand onto sidewalks and parking spaces all while complying with the Alameda County shelter- in-place order.It's called the Flex Streets Initiative, that allows restaurants like Crogan's in Montclair to use larger portions of sidewalk and parking space for outdoor dining.LIFE AFTER COVID-19: Here's what restaurants, gyms will look likeMichael Williams owns Crogan's and created an outdoor dining space with caution tape that included the sidewalk and parking spaces in front of his restaurant. He said the city has been great during this permitting process."It's a life saver, like- you can't keep doing to-go's and make it," Williams said.Williams said he plans...
    ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- It's a new step forward in reopening, this time It's Alameda County's turn. Outdoor dining and retail got the okay to reopen to customers.It's lunchtime at Crogan's restaurant in Oakland where there's a new outdoor dining space with a tent on La Salle Avenue."Oh my God, it almost feels normal, we miss hanging out and eating out," said Tia Ny from Oakland.LIFE AFTER COVID-19: Here's what restaurants, gyms will look likeThis restaurant and others may now serve diners outside with lots of cleaning and sanitizing mixed in."It's not going to be normal but this is kind of cool and different, what more do you want?" said Crogan's owner Mike Williams.In Berkeley, the Stained Glass Garden...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco restaurants opened their patios Friday for the first time in three months. The city is now allowing outdoor service."It feels good to get back to somewhat of normalcy in this crazy world that we are living in right now," said JJ Sweidan, the owner of Squat and Gobble restaurant in San Francisco.RELATED: Restaurants spring into action after surprise announcement in San FranciscoSan Francisco's mayor surprised everyone earlier in the week and announced she was moving up the reopening date from Monday to Friday. That sent restaurant owners into overdrive."It was a scramble. There have been a few sleepless nights and your brain is running around all over the place trying to get ready for...
    San Francisco restaurants opened their patios Friday for the first time in three months. The city is now allowing outdoor service."It feels good to get back to somewhat of normalcy in this crazy world that we are living in right now," said JJ Sweidan, the owner of Squat and Gobble restaurant in San Francisco.RELATED: Restaurants spring into action after surprise announcement in San FranciscoSan Francisco's mayor surprised everyone earlier in the week and announced she was moving up the reopening date from Monday to Friday. That sent restaurant owners into overdrive."It was a scramble. There have been a few sleepless nights and your brain is running around all over the place trying to get ready for this but I think...
    Dining out is radically different because of the coronavirus, and the “new normal” will impact how D.C.-area chefs work and how restaurants do business. For WTOP’s “Finding a recipe for recovery” series, some of the D.C.-area’s prominent chefs shared what their thoughts on the future of dining. There’s still a lot of uncertainty about how restaurants will adapt, and the chefs are working their way through it without a recipe. WTOP spoke with Chris Morgan of Bammys, Haidar Karoum of Chloe and others about what restaurants will do to bring customers back into their dining rooms, and if they think people will even be willing to come back like before. Read other parts of this series: Part 1: Coronavirus’ impact...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As counties continually ease their COVID-19 shelter-in-place restrictions, you'll be able to go out to eat this week just about anywhere in the Bay Area. Everywhere except Alameda County.The East Bay county is the lone standout, still not allowing for any sit-down dining at restaurants, indoor or outdoor. While the curve of new coronavirus cases has flattened in other Bay Area counties, it's been steadily rising in Alameda since March. It now has the highest total case count in the region, surpassing Santa Clara County.RELATED: Berkeley epidemiologist 'cautiously concerned' over rise in COVID-19 cases in Alameda CountyNapa County was the first to allow for sit-down dining back on May 19. The rest of the North Bay...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco's reopening date for outdoor dining just got moved up, right in time for the weekend."We would put a two-top here, a two-top here, as long as they're six feet apart," said chef and owner of Canela Bistro and Wine Bar, in the Castro, Mat Schuster.LIFE AFTER COVID-19: Here's what restaurants, gyms will look likeMayor London Breed's office said health indicators are good, so she surprised San Francisco's restaurant industry Tuesday by announcing that permitted restaurants could open for outdoor dining on Friday, June 12th, instead of Monday, June 15th, as previously announced."We went into a little bit of a scramble to start getting everything ready," said Schuster, who on Tuesday was mapping out where...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Santa Clara County is moving forward with a new phase of reopening Friday, allowing outdoor dining and indoor shopping among other activities.As of Friday, a newly-revised shelter-in-place order takes effect, allowing for an easing of initial restrictions that have been in place since March 16 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.REOPENING CALIFORNIA: Here's everything allowed to open (and what we're still waiting on)Waiters wheeled out tables and chairs on the patio at Flames in downtown San Jose Friday morning, preparing to welcome customers to dine outdoors.The Kitchen has been open for carry-out service since April 27 but the orders come slow -- just two an hour at best, said the manager. This day couldn't come...
    SANTA CLARA CO., Calif. (KGO) -- Santa Clara County announced another round of reopening businesses will start on Friday, June 5.The revised shelter-in-place order allows for "in-store retail, outdoor dining, all manufacturing, small service businesses, childcare and summer programs, as well as religious, cultural, and civic activities" to reopen with modifications."No contact in-home services," such as house cleaning, and "low-contact" businesses like shoe repair are also allowed starting Friday.PHASE 3 REOPENING: These 10 CA counties are still not allowed to reopen hair salons, restaurants, schoolsChildren can attend summer camps or childcare facilities as long as the group sized is 12 or fewer.Religious services can take place outside in groups no larger than 25.As far as recreation goes, drive-in movie theaters...