More than 300 people at Golden Gate Fields have now tested positive for COVID-19. The racetrack has approximately 540 workers, the state has said.
Plus: Blues Chocolates is back with a new name; Bad Walter’s Hanukkah ice creams; brick-and-mortar spots for La Guerrera’s Kitchen, La Santa Torta and Malibu’s Burgers.
These business owners switched from building phone booths to sneeze guards, designed a user-friendly testing kiosk and created a “cleanroom” for customers.
Alameda County restaurants have been ordered to close outdoor dining for the third time this year. Diners and restaurant workers are frustrated, resigned, but also understanding.
Hess told Berkeleyside from his ICU bed recently he was looking forward to his next meal at his favorite restaurant, Bette’s Oceanview, where he had eaten more than 8,000 times.
Lasher’s was known as the local “fix-it” spot where you could find unique and obscure parts
The owner of Finfine, one of the last businesses in The Village shopping plaza on Telegraph Avenue, says reopening outside Berkeley is not an option.
The downtown Berkeley book bindery, which Klaus-Ullrich Rötzscher has been operating since 1994, will close on Dec. 31.
This month, the East Bay welcomed Ono Bakehouse, Black Star Pirate BBQ and 15 new restaurants, and said goodbye to Corso, the Albatross Pub and 13 other food businesses.
The track has said 95% of the people who tested positive had no symptoms and that this is likely what allowed the disease to spread so broadly.
The new BerkeleyHolidays Gift Guide fosters community for female business owners — digitally. (Sponsored)
The Berkeley burger shack will relaunch with online and phone orders only during its soft opening.