Bay Area bridges’ tolls up by $1 next year

Starting on January 1 next year, a $1 increase will be charged for travel over the seven bridges in the Bay Area, KRON4 reported. The Bay Area Toll Authority said that from $6, the regular toll will increase to $7 for motorcycles and two-axle cars and trucks at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay, Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, […]

Workers wanted: SF businesses bear burden of pandemic’s labor force impact

“We are hiring anyone that shows up.” This sign can be seen in French Tulip Flowers in the Noe Valley neighborhood, San Francisco, ABC7 reported. Business owner Andrei Abramov said: “Right now we’ll take anyone who are willing to learn and stay with us.” Presently, Abramov and his girlfriend only man their shop every day, […]

“We made a mistake”: SF restaurant says sorry for denying service to police officers

Three police officers from the San Francisco Police Department were denied service at a dining establishment on Friday because the staff was “uncomfortable” with their weapons, the restaurant said through social media, KRON4 reported. The post said that the staff at Hilda and Jesse, with location on Powell and Union Street, politely requested the uniformed […]

Alameda County logs 5 omicron variant cases

The Public Health Department in Alameda County confirmed five ‘mildly symptomatic’ cases of the omicron variant. A dozen of local COVID-19 cases were connected to a Wisconsin wedding on Nov. 27, health officials said, where one of the attendees has a history of international travel. The five omicron variant infections were confirmed by a California […]

Vandals cut off head of Legion of Honor’s Greek statue

This week, extreme damages were seen on the Greek statue standing in the Legion of Honor grounds, sparking indignation and confusion as the statue at one of the oldest museums in San Francisco has been vandalized. The loss left curators and community members reflecting its value, ABC7 reported. “Oh my God, who would do this?” […]

SF store starts warm weather gear donation drive for homeless people

This holiday season, a Tenderloin business has thought of a way to be of help to homeless people. A vintage clothing store Vacation is now gathering blankets, jackets, and new socks now through the year’s end with a goal of giving it out to people who need help, KRON4 reported. The pandemic has affected the […]