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    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. —  On a warm evening in late June, people flocked to alfresco tables set up along this town’s main drag to sip Sauvignon Blanc and eat wood-oven pizza for Dining Under the Lights, an event to welcome Marin County residents back to one of their favorite pastimes. About a mile away, Crisalia Calderon was hunkered down in her apartment facing a sleepless night as she grappled with the early symptoms of COVID-19. The 29-year-old housecleaner and her husband, Henry, a construction worker, both suffered terrible back pain, and she struggled to breathe. “Every time I tried to sleep, I felt like I was drowning,” she said recently, speaking in Spanish through an interpreter. A few days earlier,...
    Marin County is bolstering its roster of Spanish-speaking public health workers in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus among the county’s Latino residents. The county Department of Health and Human Services is set to hire five temporary workers who speak Spanish next week through a contract with the nonprofit Canal Alliance, a San Rafael-based organization that provides services for Latino immigrants. The workers will serve as “contact tracers,” charged with interviewing Marin residents who test positive for the coronavirus and forming a list of people they have come in contact with. The tracers then track down the people who might have been exposed to the virus and ask them to isolate from others. Contact tracing is a...
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- With fairs across California canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the sights and sounds of carnival rides and games have become a distant memory. But longtime fair vendor and CEO of Stream Food and Beverage, Phillip Delahoyde, wanted to make sure that people didn't miss out on another important part of the fair -- the food. "We decided that we were going to do drive-thru to bring fair food to the masses," Delahoyde states. Kettle corn, corn dogs, funnel cakes, and cotton candy are just a few of the fair favorites that customers can order.
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- A statue of Sir Francis Drake is being removed near the Larkspur Ferry Terminal in Marin County.The 30-foot tall steel sculpture was put up next to the terminal in 1990.RELATED: Movement underway to erase Sir Francis Drake namesake, sculpture from Marin CountyA petition has been circulating to remove the statue in Larkspur of the British explorer because of his history of slave trading. There has been a similar movement to get remove a statue of Sir Francis Drake in Plymouth, England.Sir Francis Drake's name is widespread in Marin County, from the long boulevard that runs from the bay to the coast, to the high school in San Anselmo.
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — The Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday extended a county eviction moratorium for the fourth time for residents economically suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension will last until Sept. 30 following the original moratorium passed March 24, according to the county. As long as a tenant gives notice within 30 days after their rent was due that they are unable to pay because of financial struggles during the pandemic, then the landlord cannot evict the tenant, according to the county. According to Leelee Thomas, a Marin County planning manager, the resolution provides 90 days for rent to be paid. A landlord may not charge a late fee for rent that was owed during...
    Contra Costa could soon become the third Bay Area county to authorize administrative citations for anyone violating public health orders. A vote on the proposed ordinance, which is similar to those in Marin and Napa counties, is on the Board of Supervisors’ agenda for their meeting Tuesday. It would give city and county officials the ability to cite social distancing scofflaws with fines starting at $100 for individuals and as high as $1,000 for businesses for each violation. Staff members began putting together the proposal following their meeting two weeks ago, July 14. In the time since, the Boards of Supervisors in Napa and Marin counties approved similar orders, though there are some differences. The Napa County order, the first...
    Marin County’s investigative police unit that probes illegal drug activity and major crimes will dissolve this fall after 43 years due to the coronavirus’ strain on city budgets. The decision to end the Major Crimes Task Force, which is led by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, came after city managers representing municipalities that contribute to the unit forecast budget deficits. Officials began stating their intent to withdraw from the program, resulting in the dissolution of the joint powers agreement that allowed law enforcement to deliver the task force service. Managers agreed to fund the first three months of the 2020-21 fiscal year and will later decide individually with their city and town councils how to redirect the remaining cash, officials...
    As California’s coronavirus cases and deaths continue to rise, some Bay Area officials are threatening to crack down on those who refuse to wear masks and practice social distancing — hoping to stop the virus before it overwhelms our health systems. Napa and Marin counties were the first to approve fines of up to $500 for people who refuse to comply with state and local health orders, but officials in some other jurisdictions now say they’d like to see that extended throughout the region. That would be a significant shift — so far, officials have relied mostly on voluntary compliance, with very little enforcement. For others, the existing rules aren’t enough. Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, on Thursday called on Gov....
    A Novato man was arraigned on a hate crime charge for allegedly using a racial slur against a neighbor. Christopher Robert Grunebach, 36, was also charged with battery against the neighbor. Grunebach pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges. Grunebach is no longer in custody. The next court hearing is set for Jan. 19. In a phone interview Wednesday, Grunebach denied using the slur his Black neighbor alleges. “I never said that to him and I would never say that,” he said. “I’m not at all racist. I’m half Cuban. The guy’s been harassing me for years here.” The accuser reported the allegations to the Novato Police Department on Friday. He told police the incident happened at about 9 p.m....
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (KGO) -- Across the country, communities of color are bearing the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. In California, Latinos make up more than 50% of COVID-19 cases. But in the Bay Area, specifically Marin County, the disparity is worse.Latinos make up 16% of Marin County's population, yet currently account for nearly 80% of the county's coronavirus cases. It's the largest racial disparity of any county in the Bay Area, and part of the reason the county has landed on the state's watch list.WATCH LIST: 35 California counties where COVID-19 is getting worseAnother factor is the outbreak at San Quentin State Prison, but take those numbers out of the equation and more than half of all the cases...
    Another North Bay county has the newfangled authority to fine anyone not wearing a mask or complying with social distancing protocols. The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a temporary measure to make violations of public health orders punishable by administrative fines, following in the footsteps of officials in Napa County, who put a similar measure in place last week. The move authorizes city and county employees, as well as police officers, to cite businesses and individuals not complying with the orders, though the priority is first to intervene and educate. Depending on the severity and frequency of the violations, individuals can face fines between $25 and $500, while businesses can be fined between $250 and $10,000. The policy suggests...
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Marin County supervisors have approved a temporary ordinance that imposes civil penalties on people and businesses who fail to follow orders aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus.RELATED: Coronavirus crisis: Face coverings mandatory in Fremont, coming soon in Sonoma, Marin countiesPart of the ordinance calls for allowing more government employees, not just police officers, to enforce laws like the mandate to wear masks.Everyone is asked to wear a face-covering when they are interacting with others who are not members of their household in public and private spaces. Specifically, the order states that people must wear face coverings when:Assistant Marin County Administrator Daniel Eilerman emphasized the focus will be on getting people and businesses...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) – The Marin County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt an ordinance that allows county enforcement officers to cite individuals who are not complying with COVID-19 safety measures. Specifically, citations ranging from $25 to $500 can be given to individuals who are not wearing masks, according to Assistant County Counsel Renee Brewer. The ordinance allows county personnel to enforce violations, and will be used as another tool to ensure compliance with public health orders, according to Brewer. Some local residents spoke up against the ordinance, arguing that it will increase tensions between people of color in Marin County and law enforcement officers. A few locals questioned the power that such an ordinance will give...
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Marin County supervisors are considering a temporary ordinance that would impose civil penalties on people and businesses who fail to follow orders aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus.RELATED: Coronavirus crisis: Face coverings mandatory in Fremont, coming soon in Sonoma, Marin countiesPart of the proposal calls for allowing more government employees, not just police officers, to enforce laws like the mandate to wear masks.Everyone is asked to wear a face covering when they are interacting with others who are not members of their household in public and private spaces. Specifically, the order states that people must wear face coverings when:Assistant Marin County Administrator Daniel Eilerman emphasized the focus will be on getting people...
    As coronavirus cases in Marin continue to rise, health officials are focusing containment efforts on senior centers, which account for 80% of the county’s COVID-19 deaths. A team of health care workers is testing the residents and staff on a weekly basis at the centers in Marin with confirmed cases, officials said. Since the beginning of the pandemic, that team has “stewarded at least eight outbreaks to completion,” said Dr. David Miller, an infectious disease specialist at Kaiser hospital in San Rafael, who is one of the leaders of the effort to control the spread of the coronavirus in Marin’s senior homes. There are 55 residential care facilities and 13 skilled nursing centers in Marin with a combined 2,700 residents,...
    Marin County experienced a third consecutive month of record-high unemployment in June as the economy continues to reel from the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at home orders. June unemployment was 10% in Marin, which is the county’s third-highest unemployment rate on record. The second-highest rate was recorded in May at 10.5% and the highest was in April at 11.3%, according to state labor statistics. The county’s previous record was set during the recession in January 2010 at 8.4%. June 2020 also marked Marin’s highest unemployment rate for the month of June since 1990 when records began. By comparison, the unemployment rate for June 2019 was 2.4%. “Overall the total of all the industries as a percentage, Marin County gained 5.7% over...
    INVERNESS, Marin County (KPIX 5) — As if pandemic, social unrest, and economic uncertainty weren’t enough, the community of Inverness is facing a water shortage. The unincorporated census-designated place doesn’t have reservoirs. It doesn’t have wells, nor is it connected to a nearby water district. They only have small streams and rainfall, said Wade Holland, Inverness Public Utilities District Customer Services Manager. “In the middle of May, we only had 23 inches for the year and our normal is 37,” said Holland. “We began to realize there was a problem but, there was still hope of getting more rain. We didn’t.” Customers are being asked to conserve. The Osprey Peak Bed and Breakfast is closed but owners David Herbst and...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — Marin County’s Office of Education and its Health Department has jointly recommended a gradual reopening for local schools with new protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including daily screening of students and teachers. In the guidelines released Wednesday, county officials will allow teachers to meet with students individually or in small cohorts, but in-person instruction is barred before September 8. Related: Read The Guidelines For Yourself The approach accounts for rising COVID-19 case numbers in Marin and across the region, including among young people, but also aims to prepare students and staff eventually to be in schools full time, the two departments said in a joint statement. “Our goal is to support the...
    SAN RAFAEL (KPIX) – Counties have been dealing with the pandemic for more than four months now and officials say it’s time to beef up enforcement of public health orders. In Marin County, residents may be keeping an eye on their neighbors. Marin County actually does a pretty good job when it comes to wearing face masks. But “pretty good” isn’t good enough. “We still are not where we need to go,” said Supervisor Katie Rice. “And given this virus is going to be around for quite a while, we really have to get to 100 percent compliance.” So, the county has established an email address, [email protected], where people can report violations of the health order, with the focus on...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.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 webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    A Marin County couple charged with getting their daughter fraudulently admitted to the University of Southern California as a purported volleyball recruit have become the latest of the holdout parents in the nationwide college scandal who have agreed to plead guilty, prosecutors said Monday. Todd Blake, 54, and his wife, Diane Blake, 55, of Ross, will plead guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton in Boston at a yet-unspecified date, prosecutors said. Both will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud, and Todd Blake also will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering. Under the terms of the plea deals, Diane Blake, a merchandising executive, would serve...
    Almost 8,000 Marin County businesses and nonprofits borrowed money under the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to data released by this week by the Small Business Administration. The program was created by Congress in April to help small businesses weather the economic storm caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In Marin, more than 85% of the borrowers got small loans under $150,000. The SBA released only the names of companies that got large loans of $150,000 or greater and provided only a range for the loan amount each company was given. The largest loans, between $5 million and $10 million, went to nine companies in Marin. They included the Corte Madera-based restaurant chain Il Fornaio, the professional services firm Nes America...
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (KGO) -- The Marin County Fair, which was cancelled due to COVID-19, will hold a drive-thru option for two weekends starting today.Fair food fans can drive up to the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium parking lot in San Rafael. The drive-thru is open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. July 10-12 and 17-19.Gabriella Calicchio, director of Marin County Cultural Services and producer of the fair, said this brings "a little taste of the fair.""To be able to bring a little fun right here where people don't have to travel, where they don't have to expose themselves unnecessarily. There will be a server in full PPE who then hands it to them through their car vehicle," Calicchio said.CEO and vendor...
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (KGO) -- Get ready for fried food, cotton candy and giant corndogs!The Marin County Fair in San Rafael is canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but you can still get your fair food fix.Organizers will be holding a fair food drive-thru for two weekends in a row.The menu includes funnel cakes, caramel apples, churros, kettle corn, caramel corn, lemonade, strawberry lemonade, and moreThe drive-thru will open July 10-12 and July 17-19 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.It will be at the Veterans' Memorial Auditorium parking lot in San Rafael.Customers must stay inside their cars.
    Santa Clara County is off the state’s watch list, but a Bay Area neighbor is back on, hammering home the notion that there’s no guarantee it will stay that way. The list of counties that Gov. Gavin Newsom and state health officials are monitoring in partnership with local leaders grew by six, from 19 late last week to 23 to begin the week. New to the list: Colusa, Madera, Marin, Merced, Monterey and San Diego. Back on the list: Contra Costa. If the math doesn’t add up, allow the governor to explain. “When I last left you on Thursday, there were 19 counties on that list. Today we have 23 counties,” Newsom said at his daily video news conference. “You...
    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 — KPIX.com/KPIX 5 News/CBSN Bay Area — will be publishing a news roundup each morning. Here a roundup of stories from over the July 4th weekend. m Seriously Ill COVID-19 Imperial Valley Residents Moved To San Francisco Bay Area Hospitals SAN FRANCISCO — Seriously ill COVID-19 patients from Imperial Valley were being treated early Monday in two major San Francisco Bay Area hospitals after an outbreak of the virus has overwhelmed medical facilities along the California-Mexico border. In emails to KPIX 5, officials at both UC-San Francisco and...
    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...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.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 webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    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 — KPIX.com/KPIX 5 News/CBSN Bay Area — will be publishing a news roundup each morning of the top coronavirus and reopening-related stories so you can start your day with the latest updated developments. Giants Star Buster Posey Uncertain He Will Play In COVID-19 Shortened Season SAN FRANCISCO — As the San Francisco Giants gathered Saturday for a pre-season workout, the team’s star catcher Buster Posey was still on the fence over whether he will play in Major League Baseball’s COVID-19 shortened season. While he took part in the...
    STINSON BEACH (KPIX) — As one of relatively few beaches in California that was easy to get to on Saturday, Stinson Beach in Marin County was expected to be jam-packed. A lot of people did show up but it wasn’t the problem it might have appeared to be. “If you look down the beach you see how incredibly crowded it was,” said Jessica Tracy from Berkeley. “We were sort of giving ourselves a pat on the back for being more safe. But, once you go down there, you see that it’s also equally spread out.” It’s actually a trick of the eye. Objects seen from a distance appear to be closer together so it seemed like everyone was right on...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.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 webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced that Marin County has been added to the list of California counties that are being closely monitored for increased COVID-19 activity. Marin joins Contra Costa and Santa Clara as the San Francisco Bay Area counties on the list. The California Department of Public Health created the watch list of counties as the COVID-19 situation has changed significantly over recent days such as a spike in confirmed cases, hospitalizations, outbreaks in congregate settings, or an increase in community transmission in workplaces. The watch list is based on COVID-19 data and triggers a review by state health officials of open business sectors and current COVID containment strategies among other factors. “Now is...
    Marin has recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases of any Bay Area county relative to its population, according to new public health data. That does not include cases at San Quentin State Prison, where more than a third of the inmates have tested positive for the virus. Cases in Marin climbed by 52 on Thursday, bringing the cumulative total to 1,311. The county also reported that a man in his 40s diagnosed with coronavirus died this week, marking the 19th coronavirus-related death in Marin. The man was the first person under the age of 50 to die with a coronavirus diagnosis in the county. According to public health data compiled Wednesday by the Bay Area News Group, Marin had...
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Coronavirus cases are surging at San Quentin State Prison and there is now major concern for residents of Marin County, where the prison is located.Hospitals have filled to the point where they can't handle many more people.RELATED: San Quentin State Prison inmate describes dire conditions inside prison as COVID-19 cases skyrocket"I don't think there is any room currently but with pending discharges there might be room again," says Marin County Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.He's referring to hospitals in the county that are dealing with not only the community uptick in COVID-19 cases, but also San Quentin State Prison's huge rise in cases, "We're really operating at that point where you have to wait for...
    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...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — Restrictions on public recreation areas in Marin County have been put into effect during the red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service for elevations of 1,000 feet or more from 10 p.m. Sunday to 8 p.m. Monday. The Sky Oaks watershed of the Marin Municipal Water District on Mount Tamalpais, Natalie Coffin Green Park in Ross, Leo Cronin parking lot in Lagunitas and Mount Vision Road in Inverness are closed during the red flag period. Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes trains in Mount Tamalpais State Park June 10, 2020 in Marin County, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Mount Tamalpais State Park roads north of Panoramic Highway on Pantoll Road and Ridgecrest Boulevard are closed to...
    MARIN CITY, Calif. (KGO) -- The southbound lane of Highway 101 is closed due to a fire burning alongside the freeway near the Marin City onramp to southbound 101.Southbound traffic is diverted off to the Marin City exit and northbound traffic is diverted off to Alexander Ave.The fire was first reported around 10:20 p.m. and a sig alert was issued around 10:40 p.m.At 11 p.m. authorities opened up all northbound lanes. Crews are on scene of 1/4 acre fire near 100 block of Drake Avenue. Forward progress stopped, although lingering smoke is impacting #MarinCity and #Sausalito. Southern Marin, Central Marin, Mill Valley Fire Depts and @MarinSheriff assisting. #MarinCounty pic.twitter.com/OIeVawx2xL— Marin County Fire (@marincountyfire) June 28, 2020Stay with ABC7 News for...
    SAN QUENTIN (CBS SF) — A COVID-19 outbreak among inmates and staff at San Quentin State Prison topped 700 confirmed cases Saturday with plans underway to transfer an undisclosed number of inmates to a state facility in Kern County. According to state prison COVID-19 tracking, 610 inmates were actively infected with the virus at San Quentin. Three other inmates stricken by the disease had been released from state custody and at least 25 were being treated at Bay Area hospitals under heavy security. The dashboard showed that 568 inmates have been infected within the last 14 days and no inmate has completely recovered from the virus. Among prison employees, 89 have tested positive with 6 of those being able...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — Prompted by a spike in coronavirus cases locally, Marin County announced Friday it will delay the reopening of some businesses that had been told they could restart operations on July 29. As of Thursday the county had recorded 54 new cases — its highest single-day number since the pandemic began. As well, Marin County has a pandemic-high number of COVID-19 patients in hospital, 12, with five of those in intensive care. With more than 500 inmates found to be infected during the past two weeks, San Quentin State Prison is compounding the surge in cases. A number of critically-ill prisoners have been transferred to local hospitals. More than 75 prison staff, some of whom are...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.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 webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.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 webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Time moves slowly for anyone counting days, especially when you own a neighborhood bar and haven't filled stools, or mixed a drink, or run the tap, or rung a sale in 100 days. That's a milestone, now."We have never been through anything like this," said Ed Bacci. Bacci is only the third owner of Nave's Bar in Fairfax since prohibition.He and his wife, Pattie closed to observe sheltering in place just before St. Patrick's Day. Optimists keep those green decorations up. They certainly qualify.RELATED: Everything to know about San Francisco Bay Area's shelter-in-place order"He never expected it to be this long," Pattie said. "That's why he left them up. He never expected it to be...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The novel coronavirus pandemic and protests over the death of George Floyd are having a major impact across the world but also in cities across the Bay Area. Join anchor Liz Kreutz for ABC7's new interactive newscast weekdays at 3 p.m. with live updates about what's happening where you live.On Tuesday, 17-year-old Jasper Lauter will join Kreutz to share his experience after he was verbally assaulted by a couple in Marin Co.RELATED: 'You look like a female!': Transgender teen verbally assaulted, mocked by couple in Marin CountyTim Obert, CEO and co-founder of Seven Stills Brewery in San Francisco will also give an inside look into reopening his business amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.Check back here...
    FAIRFAX, Calif. (KGO) -- June is pride month, a time to celebrate inclusiveness of the LGBTQ community. But verbal assault toward a transgender teen in Fairfax caught on camera is shedding light on discrimination in our own backyards.17-year-old Jasper Lauter walks us through the grassy area of Bolinas and Elsie where he was placing rainbow colored flags, celebrating Pride on Saturday evening, pointing out where he was verbally attacked. “You look like a female. There’s only two. Male and female & that’s it!” This couple verbally assaulted 17-year old transgender teen @JasperLauter in Fairfax.Jasper: “If you don’t stand up when [this is] happening it’s just going to continue.” #Pride #LGBTQRights 4/6pm pic.twitter.com/IzJeduECMc— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) June 22, 2020"They're mocking me...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — Marin County is preparing to allow the reopening of more indoor-based businesses effective June 29, including gyms and fitness studios, hair salons and barber shops, nail salons, hotels and short-term lodging facilities, and indoor seating at restaurants. Guidelines for businesses to follow to reopen and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus were released Friday by the Marin Recovers Industry Advisors and are available on the “Guidelines for Reopening” page of MarinRecovers.com. Outdoor businesses and activities that may resume June 29 include campgrounds and RV parks, picnic areas, and outdoor-based vehicle gatherings such as drive-in movies and related events. Businesses and organizations preparing to reopen in Marin County must complete a Site-Specific Protection Plan showing...
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Highway 1 is closed at Stinson Beach due to an explosion and multi-structure fire on Tuesday morning.Marin County Fire and deputies with the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene around 9:40 a.m. in the area of Downtown Stinson Beach. Deputies, @CHPMarin and @marincountyfire on scene of structure fire in the area of downtown Stinson Beach. Avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/hvOOd9AFUr— Marin County Sheriff (@MarinSheriff) June 16, 2020The fire is under control, but clean-up is expected to last most of the day, Marin County Fire officials say.Hwy 1 closed at Stinson Beach due to explosion & multi-structure fire. Fire under control, but clean-up expected to last most of day. Avoid area. #MarinCounty pic.twitter.com/b1JUQs8QA1— Marin County Fire...
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. -- The Marin County Sheriff's Office says a search is underway for a missing teenage girl.17-year-old Emma Hock was last seen around 1:30 a.m. in the area of Woodside and Pinehill in Tam Valley, according to the sheriff's office."Emma is possibly in an altered state of consciousness and not dressed for the weather," the department tweeted.She was last seen wearing purple top, purple skirt, forest green hat, white Air Jordan shoes.If you see her call the Marin County Sheriff's Office at (415) 479-2311. Deputies, @MarinSAR and our UAV Team currently searching for Emma Hock. Last seen around 0130 this morning in the area of Woodside/Pinehill in Tam Valley. Emma is possibly in an altered state of consciousness...
    A campaign is underway to convince Marin County officials to rename Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and remove a 30-foot-tall metal sculpture of the 16th-century explorer connected to slave trading. Lauren Brown, who was raised in Larkspur, plans to tell the Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that more than 5,000 people support her petition to rename the road. Brown said she created the petition after seeing a Black Lives Matter caravan drive on the boulevard on June 7. “I was really struck by the irony of it all, how here we are advocating for this massive movement on a street that is named after someone who enslaved people,” Brown said. In addition, Brown said questions have been raised by...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.There are confirmed cases in the nine Bay Area counties and California's first COVID-19 related death was a Placer County man who was a passenger on a cruise out of San Francisco. Local emergencies related to coronavirus have been declared in Solano, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, and Alameda counties. 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 webpage on Monday, Wednesday...
    With California heading toward peak fire season, Marin County is attempting to strengthen its emergency backup power system before Pacific Gas and Electric Co. implements power shutoffs. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors authorized spending $1.35 million to purchase two diesel generators and install transfer switches at two more county buildings so generators can quickly be hooked into their electrical systems. The action follows a $740,000 allocation on the initiative in January. Supervisors Kate Sears and Damon Connolly said they were disappointed with the Department of Public Works’ judgment that it would be impractical to use battery storage at county buildings at 120 N. Redwood Drive and Kerner Boulevard in San Rafael — where solar photovoltaic arrays have already been...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.There are confirmed cases in the nine Bay Area counties and California's first COVID-19 related death was a Placer County man who was a passenger on a cruise out of San Francisco. Local emergencies related to coronavirus have been declared in Solano, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, and Alameda counties. 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 webpage on Monday, Wednesday...
    A 61-year-old man was arrested Saturday in connection with a series of overnight brush fires in Larkspur and Corte Madera, the Central Marin Police Authority said. Eric Larson was taken into custody on a probation hold and booked at Marin County Jail on arson charges. Bail was set at $1 million. Larsen, who has no fixed address, was on probation for property crimes in Marin County, said Margo Rohrbacher, spokesperson for the police authority. No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged, Rohrbacher said. A total of six fires were set, the first three reported in the Corte Madera marsh area at 11 p.m. on Friday. Those fires were small and extinguished quickly, police said. On Saturday at 5:46...
    LARKSPUR, Calif. -- Police detained a 61-year-old man Saturday morning in connection with six brush fires set overnight in Corte Madera and Larkspur that were quickly contained but kept firefighters and police officers busy for several hours.Eric Thomas Larson was detained after a witness saw him the area of a blaze at Larkspur Plaza and notified police.He was taken into custody on a probation hold and booked at Marin County Jail while an investigation into his possible involvement in the fires continues, according to Margo Rohrbacher, spokesperson for the Central Marin Police Authority. Larsen, who has no fixed address, was on probation for property crimes in Marin County, officials said. Images from the vegetation fire in Larkspur this morning. No...
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Friday was reopening day for many Marin County retailers and some auto dealerships.Amy Anderson almost forgot what it's like to have real customers inside her boutique "Viva Diva" in downtown San Rafael but today, her doors are reopening.She missed her customers."Not being able to be with them every day was a heartbreak," Anderson said.RELATED: 2 Bay Area counties see COVID-19 cases surge, officials blame large parties, social distancing rule breakersDuring the closure, Anderson laid off her staff and nearly called it quits but vowed to survive."We're not going down without a fight," said Anderson.Safety measures are in place with hand sanitizer and lots of plexiglass.Two customers at a time are allowed inside the store.Trying clothes...
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- All of a sudden, the British explorer Sir Francis Drake has been getting a bad name.In Plymouth, England, there has been a movement to remove his statue.Now, there is a similar drive to erase him from Marin County."They think they're doing something important. They're not," said Dennis Patton of San Rafael.In 1990, his 30-foot tall, steel sculpture of Sir Francis Drake went up next to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal.RELATED: 'Unfortunate mistake': SF Public Works apologizes for painting over 'Black Lives Matter' muralI looked at it once or twice, I thought it was man from La Mancha or Don Quixote," said Marin County activist Noah Griffin.Since the Black Lives Matter movement heated up, the statue has...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.There are confirmed cases in the nine Bay Area counties and California's first COVID-19 related death was a Placer County man who was a passenger on a cruise out of San Francisco. Local emergencies related to coronavirus have been declared in Solano, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, and Alameda counties. 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 webpage on Monday, Wednesday...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.There are confirmed cases in the nine Bay Area counties and California's first COVID-19 related death was a Placer County man who was a passenger on a cruise out of San Francisco. Local emergencies related to coronavirus have been declared in Solano, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, and Alameda counties. 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 webpage on Monday, Wednesday...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.There are confirmed cases in the nine Bay Area counties and California's first COVID-19 related death was a Placer County man who was a passenger on a cruise out of San Francisco. Local emergencies related to coronavirus have been declared in Solano, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, and Alameda counties. 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 webpage on Monday, Wednesday...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.There are confirmed cases in the nine Bay Area counties and California's first COVID-19 related death was a Placer County man who was a passenger on a cruise out of San Francisco. Local emergencies related to coronavirus have been declared in Solano, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, and Alameda counties. 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 webpage on Monday, Wednesday...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.There are confirmed cases in the nine Bay Area counties and California's first COVID-19 related death was a Placer County man who was a passenger on a cruise out of San Francisco. Local emergencies related to coronavirus have been declared in Solano, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, and Alameda counties. 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 webpage on Monday, Wednesday...