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These are the top 5 enterprise questions on containers and Kubernetes
Despite having been around for over a decade, containers have significantly grown in popularity and adoption over the past few years. In fact, by 2025, more than 85% of global organizations will be ru
Big tech threw $200m at a ballot measure to hurt gig economy workers. And they won
Having won in California, they will seek devastating victories elsewhere
Bay Area man believes he has immunity to COVID-19 after participating in Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine trial
A Bay Area man volunteered for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine trial, and now believes he could be part of the data that indicates Pfizer's vaccine may be 90% effective.
Bay Area man believes he has immunity to COVID-19 after participating in Pfizer's vaccine trial
LAFAYETTE, Calif. (KGO) -- A Bay Area man volunteered for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine trial and now believes he could be part of the data that indicates Pfizer's vaccine may be 90% effective "When I left I didn't feel any different. My arm was a little bit sore."That was in September, after Lafayette resident, Daniel Horowitz, received his first injection during Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine trial."I met the criteria because I'm over 65, but I'm in good health," he said.Horowitz also says it hel...
Stanford doctor warns to rethink holiday travel as COVID surges
With Thanksgiving two weeks away, the doctor in charge of Stanford’s Critical Care Task Force for Covid-19 is making a plea to rethink the holiday and limit travel.
Worried about crowds while shopping for holiday meals? One Bay Area grocery store is offering reservations
At Rainbow Grocery, people can now make reservations for a limited number of evening holiday shopping spots. Bi-Rite plans to be open on Thanksgiving for the first time ever.
San Jose launches 'Cash for Trash' cleanup incentive program for homeless residents
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The City of San Jose hopes the launch of a new community cleanup incentive program will reduce some of the blight around local homeless encampments.The pilot program is called "Cash for Trash," and has been created in collaboration with the BeautifySJ initiative and Mastercard.The plan incentivizes homeless residents to pick up trash at encampments by providing them with garbage bags and a reloadable Mastercard City Key debit card.For every bag of trash participants ...
California nursing homes see surge in coronavirus cases amid statewide spike
Coronavirus cases are again starting to mount in California nursing homes in what could be start of a third deadly wave of the virus — reigniting worries that as spread in the community accelerates, it is spilling over to settings where residents are most vulnerable to dying from COVID-19.
Indoor dining is getting shut down across the Bay Area
Several Bay Area county health officers are planning to stop or reduce indoor dining, pointing to a study on indoor coronavirus transmission in restaurants published this week.
Demand for Bay Area Food Banks Is Soaring. Here's How to Find (and Support) Them
Find a food bank near you, discover how to offer them your support and learn why demand is so high right now.
Why COVID-19 is surging in California and the Bay Area
The reasons are many, but there's one major source that keeps popping up.
Gov. Newsom says he shouldn't have attended birthday party at French Laundry amid COVID-19 surge
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Governor Gavin Newsom released a statement Friday afternoon after he attended a birthday party at French Laundry in Yountville in Napa County as coronavirus cases surge in California. According to the San Francisco Chronicle , the dinner on Nov. 6 was for one of Newsom's political advisers and included families from several different households, which his administration has discouraged since the pandemic started.
California’s Coronavirus Caseload: 1 Million and Counting
More than half of California’s nearly 40 million residents live in counties now under the most restrictive measures for businesses and public gatherings.
California, Oregon & Washington Issue Travel Advisories
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Coronavirus live updates: California breaks record, exceeds 20,000 new coronavirus cases in a day
Bay Area health experts are bracing for an uptick in deaths in the coming weeks, with cases already climbing rapidly and many residents eschewing public health entreaties not to travel or gather with more than their own household members for Thanksgiving. Deaths across California already are on the rise.
DA dismisses 14 cases handled by San Jose cops tied to bigoted social media posts
Investigators found the police officers in question only had a minor role in the bulk of the cases. They noted evidence wasn’t handled and there were no interactions with defendants.
BART to slash costs, with possible service cuts, layoffs on horizon: ‘This is not sustainable’
BART’s board approved a cost-cutting plan Thursday that includes an employee retirement incentive package as the pandemic robs the train system of its ridership and some directors fear for the agency’s long-term financial viability.
Gun sales have surged during the pandemic, up 500% for one Bay Area store
Rising fears of violence are driving more people to buy guns in California, many for the first time. Gun sellers say they’re barely keeping up with demand.
How California Officials Are Prepping for Potential Election Unrest
Although state officials say they haven't yet heard of any specific election-related threats in California, they've developed plans to respond to potential incidents of voter intimidation, civic unrest or cyberattacks.
BART adding unarmed, social work trained safety staff in push for policing reform
BART will add ten specialists with social work training to its police force and formalize a program with ten unarmed ambassadors to respond to calls about homelessness, mental health, and drug addiction.
Santa Clara County hits 1 million registered voters
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Santa Clara County officials have registered more than one-million voters for the upcoming general election, which is the highest number they've ever recorded, and say they're prepared for a major turnout."We have implemented brand new voting equipment and electronic poll books, a voting system, (and) ballot on demand," said Shannon Bushey, the county's registrar of voters, who says she has spent the past three years preparing for 2020. "We have done every ...
Search Still on For Popular Taco Trailer Stolen in San Jose – NBC Bay Area
The Ayala family in San Jose are not giving up on dreams of sending their boys to college after a popular taco truck was stolen last month.
The Future of the Bay Area’s Innovation Ecosystem
How will COVID-19 shape the future of the Bay Area’s innovation ecosystem? The Bay Area is renowned globally for its strong presence of technology giants, successful startups, and unmatched ability to capture venture capital investment. These factors have largely influenced and driven the Bay Area’s economic growth over the last decade, exemplified by its rapid GDP growth. Between 2015 and 2018, the Bay Area experienced a 5.9% compound annual growth rate in GDP – one of the highest growth rat...
$5,000 in grant money being offered to help small businesses in SJ, SF gear up for winter
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- We're still months away from the official start to the winter season. Still, small business owners know it's never too early to begin preparing- especially during the pandemic."Even though we are lucky to have sort of a late summer, once we hit winter, we're going to have some issues once that weather comes in," Rachel Kaiser told ABC7 News.Kaiser is the general manager at District San Jose It's the threat of bad weather that's behind Kaiser's push for $5,000 in gran...
Northern California man creates epic Metallica-themed Halloween light show at home
TRACY, Calif. (KGO) -- This Fall, a Northern California man is continuing an annual tradition by turning his home into a dazzling Halloween light show for his neighbors to enjoy.Tom BetGeorge, of Tracy, choreographed the light display to the song "Enter Sandman" by Metallica.He says spent more than 80 hours making sure every note of the song was represented in the...
Damage from California's wildfires estimated at $10 billion, experts say
STANFORD, Calif. (KGO) -- The economic toll of our state's wildfires is still being calculated, but early estimates peg it at $10 billion so far.Can this continue year after year without a major change in policies and in forest management? Climate change experts at Stanford have been studying the problem.The question becomes how much will it cost to create policies and prevention programs to manage the growing devastation caused by wildfires that grow in size and intensity by the year."We spe...
Bay Area COVID Cases Decline in Statewide Trend – NBC Bay Area
As other parts of the nation worry about a second wave of coronavirus, the Bay Area and the state are seeing a downward trend in cases, likely due to adherence...
California Republicans lash out at Gavin Newsom over state's new health equity metric
The California Department of Public Health unveiled the new health equity component of...
Yes, people are leaving San Francisco. After decades of growth, is the city on the decline?
San Francisco’s bleak economic vital signs over the past six months strongly suggest residents are leaving amid record job losses, widespread remote work, and a coronavirus pandemic that shows no signs of ending.
Bay Area counties seek more resources for homeless amid pandemic
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — “County governments, city governments, state governments are going into deficits exactly at the same time when people need more resources and investment from county city and state government.” As Bay Area counties burn through their reserves throughout the pandemic, a good chunk of it goes to housing the homeless in hotel rooms. But still, counties like Santa Clara and San Francisco need more resources and more rooms. Many counties like San Francisco are housing...
Santa Clara County supes to consider extra aid for COVID-19-positive people in quarantine
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday meeting may approve a program to provide extra aid to people having to isolate after testing
Schools chief Tony Thurmond's 'end hate initiative' prompts contrast with President Trump
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced an “Education to End Hate” initiative Monday that he and others presented as an
Bay Area Now 78% 'Red' On State's COVID-19 Reopening Map
As of Tuesday, three more Bay Area counties joined the four already in the second or "red" tier of the state's pandemic monitoring map, meaning that they're eligible to reopen indoor dining, churches, and gyms at limited capacity, and more.
Safe-parking site opens in Mountain View
Mountain View, along with MOVE Mountain View and Alta Housing has opened a new safe 24-hour parking site on Terra Bella Ave.
California unemployment rate drops to 11.4% in August but is still among nation’s worst
California’s August unemployment rate of 11.4% was fifth worse in the nation, as the state continues to reel from its dependence on travel and tourism.
The Uncertain Future of Corporate HQs
The Covid-19 pandemic has left offices empty across America. Given their cost, it may be temping for corporations to imagine an office-less future. But that’s unlikely to happen. In fact, questions about where a company places their offices matters now more than ever. Consider the backlash surrounding Amazon’s recent search for a second headquarters. Companies need to be more sensitive to the impact they have on America’s economic geography. They should stop accepting subsidies when they chos...
Council’s Advocacy Helps Secure $1.2 Billion for BART
Gridlock may rule the day in Washington, D.C., but that didn’t stop the Bay Area Council from helping unlock $1.2 billion in federal funding for BART’s program to dramatically improve service along its Transbay corridor. The federal Department of Transportation grant is the largest BART has ever received. Behind the strong leadership of House Speaker […]
San Jose Officials Promise Crackdown on Illegal Sideshows
San Jose police and city leaders said Friday they've seen a significant rise in sideshows and street races in the past few months.
Update: San Jose City Council Approves Bay 101 Casino Settlement
Update: San Jose City Council Approves Bay 101 Casino Settlement - Campbell, CA - After years of legal battles, the City Council voted 10-1 Sept. 22 to approve a 2020 settlement agreement and put a series of suits to bed.