ABC offers training for nearly 1 million on-sale alcoholic beverage servers
The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has launched a training portal for nearly 1 million alcoholic beverage licensees, managers and servers.
Restaurants open but having trouble finding staff
FOX26 Fresno 4/9
After an extremely difficult year, many restaurant owners have now been given the green light to reopen. But they are facing a new problem, they simply don’t have the staff.
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Pandemic-weary chefs, cooks enjoy serving from home
Williamsport Sun-Gazette 4/10
Beaten down by the pandemic, many laid-off or idle restaurant workers have pivoted to dishing out food with a taste of home. Some have found their entrepreneurial side, slinging culinary creations from their own kitchens.
San Jose businesses call for permanent street closures for outdoor dining
Businesses are proposing al fresco dining for good. A portion of San Pedro Square in Downtown San Jose closed for outdoor dining since the early days of the pandemic. Restaurant and shop owners are hoping this entire street will be shut down to make up for lost revenue the past year.
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Community Foods Market in West Oakland Hard-Hit by Pandemic (VIDEO)
CBS San Francisco 4/10
Community Foods Market in West Oakland is facing a 28 percent decline in customer traffic since November. It’s the only grocery store in area and is funded by community members.
COVID: San Francisco Nightlife Rebounds as Pandemic Restrictions Ease
CBS San Francisco 4/9
With rebounding traffic, diners eating indoors and movies projected on the silver screen at Fort Mason, Friday nights in the city feel a lot different from what they were a year ago.