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    Knott’s Berry Farm has tacked on an additional day to its new weekend chaperone policy that went into effect after multiple fights broke out involving teenagers and may extend age restrictions even further to help restore order and confidence at the Buena Park theme park. Under the updated policy, all visitors 17 years old or younger must be accompanied by a chaperone at least 21 years old on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to enter the Knott’s Berry Farm theme park or Knott’s Soak City water park. An initial announcement from Knott’s required chaperones on Fridays and Saturdays. The latest update adds Sundays to the list of chaperone days. Knott’s may require chaperones on additional days of the week as necessary, according to the park’s official Twitter account. Knott’s instituted the new chaperone policy last week for visitors under 18 years old after a series of fights involving rowdy teens caused panic and chaos that forced the early closure of the park to ensure guest safety. Knott’s saw dramatically lower attendance and noticeably shorter wait times during the first weekend with...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The return of the Boston Marathon on Patriots Day is a reminder of what we have missed because of the pandemic. It will also be a nice shot in the arm for so many businesses. The sidewalks were full in Boston on Saturday, with crowds gathered along Boylston Street yet again. READ MORE: Melrose Woman With Learner's Permit Crashes Into Headstones At CemeteryStore managers like Chris Marino at Marathon Sports say this weekend is their Super Bowl. “We are back to 30,000 runners this year, so many more people out and about. People from across the world and from across the country. So yeah, business is good,” said Marino. The store was selling last-minute running gear and Marathon memorabilia. They’ve increased staffing and added a pop-up outside their store to keep up with demand. “It’s a marathon for us,” Marino said. READ MORE: 'The Energy Here Is Fantastic': Boston Marathon Runners Enjoy B.A.A.'s Fan Fest Ahead Of Main EventRestaurants report that reservations have been made for weeks, making for packed business all weekend. Martha Sheridan, President and...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — With omicron COVID cases dropping rapidly in the Bay Area, shoppers and diners appeared to be roaring back to small businesses on this Valentine’s Day weekend. Huge crowds were seen in many parts of San Francisco on Saturday evening. Some small businesses owners said looking at the early preliminary weekend numbers, they were very optimistic. READ MORE: Woman, Child Drown In Blackhawk Backyard Pool“It feels like the pandemic is over. It feels like people are back,” said Khalil Shaw, who was among the hundreds of people gathered enjoying the warm weather in San Francisco’s Dolores Park. From the East Bay to the South Bay, many people made their way to the city for a good night out. “It was a last-minute surprise for me to get out of the house, come to city. Super comfortable being here in a restaurant. I love the feeling of a little bit of normalcy,” said Danville resident Lisa Harrison, who went to the House of Prime Rib with her husband Greg Harrison for a date night to celebrate early...
    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- Streets are blocked off in Inglewood for a festival this week. The Taste of Inglewood festival is not only getting people pumped about the big game on Super Bowl Sunday, but it's also getting people excited about Inglewood community.The Super Bowl is bringing in people from around the county and the three-day festival is giving them a fun past-time with vendors, food trucks and live music from Thursday to Saturday."Personally for me it's good advertisement," said Betty Woldegiorgis, co-owner of The Nile Bar in Inglewood. "It's a good exposure for me and we have people from all over the world."Local business owners say this is a huge boost to the Inglewood economy, especially after going through a pandemic."To have this for the city it means everything coming out of Corona," said Chaka Steward, co-owner of Dippity donut shop. "We've all been in, so it's good to see everybody out. We're finally getting there. Almost lifted the mandates for the mask and stuff like that so just a little bit of getting back to normal."The events of...
    OLYMPIC VALLEY (CBS13) – Ski season in Tahoe is starting a month early after a significant snowfall covered the mountain in the white stuff. For only the third time in 72 years, Palisades Tahoe will be open to skiers in October. READ MORE: Vacaville Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Cats In Her Freezer“That is really exciting,” said Norman, who’s visiting Palisades Tahoe. When three feet of snow hit the mountain, what other choice do you have? “We got a ton of snow. We kind of always get snow up here in the Sierra in October but this was substantial,” said Palisades Tahoe spokesperson Alex Spychalsky Spychalsky says it was a quick decision to open this coming Friday. “I had about a month to get ready for opening day and that’s not the case anymore we only have a couple days,” said Spychalsky. So it’s all hands on deck prepping the mountain for visitors. READ MORE: Trunk Or Treat Event Helps Bring Sacramento Community Together After Tragic Shooting“We really kicked it into overdrive our lift crews have to be out there...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City has some of the best architecture and urban design in the world.Now, everyone has a chance to see some of the most iconic buildings and locations in the five boroughs with Open House New York."Open House New York is a civic organization that is nearly 20 years old," said Pamela Puchalski, the Executive Director of Open House New York. "It promotes the exploration of New York by creating experiences for New Yorkers and out of towners that allow them to experience and explore places that they passed by every day but have never had the chance to discover."From Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, Open House New York will hold its annual opening weekend to give millions of New Yorkers and visitors access to a behind-the-scenes look at more than 200 locations for free.Open House New York Weekend is one of the largest architecture festivals in the country.Open House New York Weekend features a range of new sites and returning favorites, as well as several special series curated by Open House New York...
    For more than three decades, South Bay artists have opened up their workspaces to visitors as part of the Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS) event. Like so many other long-standing traditions, last year’s event was cancelled due to COVID-19. But this year, residents can once again peek inside local artists’ worlds. This year’s studio tours will take place over two weekends, Sept. 18-19, and Sept. 25-26. At hundreds of locations throughout the South Bay, artists will exhibit their work in their homes or studio space. Participating artists come from across the region and across the spectrum of artistic mediums, from painting to jewelry to ceramics and mixed media. Cupertino artist Myrna Ehrlich was trained as a software engineer but has always created art on the side. She recently completed a master’s degree in architecture at the California College of the Arts. For the first weekend of Open Studios, Ehrlich will be showing some sculptures, encaustics, collages  and poured acrylic paintings at a studio at 10366 Avenida Lane. Ehrlich will be sharing studio space that weekend with fellow Cupertino artist Tanya...
    LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KGO) -- The historic fires have led to historically bad air quality in the Lake Tahoe basin, so bad that many visitors are canceling their up coming visits, or leaving and returning to the Bay Area. It's not a good development, especially heading into the crucial Labor Day holiday.For those toughing out the smoke in the Lake Tahoe basin, scenes like these have become the norm, if not the new normal. #DEVELOPING “We’re inhaling smoke, even in the house.” Residents and visitors to the Lake #Tahoe Basin say the smoke from the #Caldor fire has become almost unbearable, just in time for the normally busy Labor Day weekend. #abc7now pic.twitter.com/imujNs3jgl— Laura Anthony (@LauraAnthony7) August 25, 2021Tomas Schmitt and Amy Vernetti just arrived in King's Beach for a month in glorious Tahoe. So far--it's been a haze."It's not what we expect from Tahoe," said Vernetti,RELATED: Wildfire smoke triggers worst air quality in world in Tahoe"But I think even with a ton of ash flying around, it's still one of the most beautiful place on earth. We're not going...
    DENVER (CBS4) — Many restaurants and attractions in Downtown Denver are understaffed, but they’re trying their best not to let customers feel the affects. Locals have been filling popular spots since the state reopened, now thousands from out of town are adding to the masses. “It’s so awesome! All-Star game only eight hours away? Works for me!” said Lamont Villa, a Yankees fan from Kansas. Villa spent Wednesday afternoon with his two children in Downtown Denver. The Villa family arrived days before the All-Star Game and turned the event into a vacation. READ MORE: Pena Boulevard Shut Down Due To Car Crash (credit: CBS) “Right now we’re going to walk to the end of 16th Street. The plan is to just see the sights and enjoy this weekend and just wing it!” said Villa. “We have tickets to all the festivities, the games.” The Villas say Denver’s food scene has been their favorite part of the vacation, but labor shortfalls haven’t gone unnoticed. (credit: CBS) “I did notice staffing issues at some restaurants we went to. We had a little...
    By WCCO Reporter Pafoua Yang MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This Fourth of July marked one of the first holidays since COVID restrictions lifted in Minnesota — and Stillwater visitors and businesses certainly felt the impact. READ MORE: Target Field Opens At 100% Capacity With Special Giveaways Brian Jones was visiting from St. Louis, Missouri. “It’s awesome to see. I mean it’s a good community out here. You guys seem friendly, and it’s awesome to see everybody just kind of meshing together and enjoying the incredible view,” Jones said. Fridley resident Elizabeth Lepsch says it was kind of a surreal experience. “It’s almost like bizarre [laughs] to be out and about again without a mask, and being able to just have fun with your friends and not be worried about getting sick,” Lepsch said. Since COVID restrictions have lifted in the state, businesses have also felt the positive impacts. Hunter Shriver is the house front manager at Mon Petite Cheri. READ MORE: For Minneapolis Fire Crews, A Busy Fourth Of July (credit: CBS) “We’re in the process of, yeah, really just kind...
    LASALLE COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- A busy and fun weekend is ahead for July 4 in the Chicago area, as many people start to celebrate their independence from COVID-19.So many visitors made the journey to Starved Rock State Park in LaSalle County, parking was at capacity by 1 p.m., and officials said the site was closed to additional visitors. Starved Rock State Park parking is at capacity and the site is closed to additional visitors on this July 3 Saturday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/uv0u9dBBw8— Illinois DNR (@IllinoisDNR) July 3, 2021The Chain o' Lakes Marina is expecting to do brisk business this July 4th weekend. Wave runner riders and boaters of all stripes are coming to gas up.RELATED: July 4th Fireworks Shows 2021"It doesn't even compare to last year," said Elizabeth Jaworski. "It's good to get back to normal, get back on the water, have fun and enjoy the holiday."EMBED More News VideosAfter the COVID pandemic essentially cancled the Fourth of July last year, people are gathering all over the Chicago area for fun in the sun with friends and family. That joy...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Independence Day is just two days away, and after so many of last year’s events were canceled, this Fourth of July promises to be a huge celebration. From the suburbs to Coney Island, people cannot wait. READ MORE: 2021 Nathans Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Competitors Weigh In At Hudson Yards The holiday weekend kicked off at Fort Hamilton, where fireworks lit up the night sky over Brooklyn, celebrating Independence Day as the city emerges from the pandemic. At Coney Island, visitors from all over the world came for the big events. “Fireworks! I want to see the fireworks. Missed it,” said Ramon Gonzalez, from Puerto Rico. “Oh, I can’t wait. Been looking forward to it all year,” said Tracy Smith, from Sacramento, California. Web Extra: Where To Watch 4th Of July Fireworks Around Tri-State Area Coney Island is hosting a fireworks show Sunday night. Smith and his family came from the west coast for the fireworks and the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. “We used to watch it on TV in California, so I...
    FOLSOM, Calif. (KGO) -- The lack of Sierra snowmelt has significantly reduced the size of Folsom Lake. It's 68 feet lower that it was last year, the equivalent of a five-story building.RELATED: Raft company struggles to stay afloat as drought depletes Russian RiverOnly one of the lake's 13 boat ramps was open over Memorial Day Weekend.Tomas Jimenez made the trek out, driving over two hours.RELATED: 26% of California classified in worst drought category"This is my third or fourth time and it was never that low," Jimenez, a Hayward resident. "No boats, no jet skis, no. It's kind of weird."Besides the lack of snowfall, the ground has become so dry that, as the snowpack melts, it's absorbed into the ground instead of going in the reservoir.See more stories and videos about the drought here. Folsom Lake is not much of lake ???? pic.twitter.com/KvFSANbnAh— K. (@thereallkcamp) May 28, 2021
    NAPA, Calif. (KGO) -- Many of us were taking a big step this Memorial Day weekend - stepping out, hitting the road and having some fun after a difficult year.The Napa Valley was a big destination. In fact, some wineries report record breaking sales.RELATED: Visitors return to Sonoma Co. in large numbers for Memorial Day weekend"This is the first time we've been out," said Loralie Yumang.Loralie Yumang and Mike Jefferson from Concord were exploring Yountville and finding lots of others had the same idea. Some shops and restaurants had wait times, with long lines down the street."I think we're coming back, on a trajectory and coming back to our old way of life," said Mike Jefferson.V. Sattui Winery president Tom Davies was feeling tired after the holiday weekend brought crowds he never expected.RELATED: OLE Health administers 10,000th COVID-19 vaccination in Napa Valley"This is the busiest we've been in two years, flat out. People excited to be here because they've been cooped up for a year."This winery was hosting its first wedding ceremony of the season."I'm excited to marry the woman...
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — Visitors down the shore saw a lot of sunshine Monday after a gloomy weekend. Many people are out and about on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Eyewitness News was also in Stone Harbor, where beaches opened in a special way. READ MORE: Philadelphia High School Senior Who Overcame Adversity Wants To Help Other Foster Care Children Succeed Dozens of people raced along the 95th Street Beach in Stone Harbor on Monday for a color run. Everyone was wearing white and getting doused in color cornstarch. “Very messy,” one boy said. “You have paint everywhere — even in your mouth sometimes.” Even the mayor joined in on the fun. “This is our first-ever color run for our beach opening,” Mayor Judy Davies-Dunhour said. “We always try to change things up for beach opening and this was an idea that came forward out of the recreation department. I loved it.” READ MORE: Police Investigating Broad Daylight Double Homicide In Philadelphias Spring Garden Neighborhood And while families wore long sleeves, they still dug their toes in the sand...
    A lot of people headed to Folsom Lake in Northern California for the Memorial Day weekend. But they were met with a surprise…low water levels.
    SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Many of us took a big step this Memorial Day weekend, hitting the road and getting away, some for the first time since the pandemic began.In the North Bay, Sonoma County Wine Country is seeing some of its biggest crowds in a very long while, providing a huge boost for small businesses.RELATED: Triple digit heat coming to Bay Area for Memorial Day weekendIt's the weekend to make a splash on the Russian River. Water levels are low due to the the drought, but there's enough to cool off near Memorial Beach."No masks out here, we're taking it easy, it's nice," said Matt Parks from Santa Rosa.Lifeguard Jim Boyce, was keeping an eye out."We just want people to be safe, don't drink and swim, keep an eye on your kids," said Boyce.'VIDEO: As crowds flock to South Lake Tahoe, here's what officials want visitors to knowEMBED More News Videos Lake Tahoe is seeing huge crowds this Memorial Day weekend as pandemic guidelines begin to ease. Here's what local officials there want you to know. The Cantoria...
    NAPA (KPIX) — In Napa Valley, there is relief that COVID-19’s grip may be coming to an end. As a result, a lot of people are treating Memorial Day weekend as a kind of spring break from the pandemic. The streets of Napa have not looked as crowded in a long time as they did Saturday. With many people vaccinated and a lot of restrictions soon coming to an end, the Memorial Day holiday had become the weekend to play. READ MORE: 2-Alarm Blaze Damages Oaklands Historic Sunshine Biscuit Factory Building “Feels like we’re firing on all cylinders and the wheels are back on the bus,” said Lindsey Gallagher, president and CEO of “Visit Napa Valley.” The tourism group just opened its new visitor center downtown and not a moment too soon. The streets and sidewalks were full of people tired of sheltering at home and determined to have a good time. “Revenge travel is one of the things that we know is going to be a trend for 2021,” said Gallagher, “and we also are hearing a lot about...
    OCEAN CITY, N.J. (CBS) — Playland’s Castaway Cove on the Ocean City boardwalk is getting ready to reopen this weekend. A four-alarm fire damaged the amusement park in January and destroyed the park’s arcade and offices. Brian Hartley is Vice President of Playland’s Castaway Cove and joined Eyewitness News Friday morning about what visitors can expect. READ MORE: Police: Investigation Underway After Two People Found Shot To Death In Burlington County Apartment Complex So what can guests expect at the park this weekend? Hartley says they’re hoping to have 22 out 362 rides, running this weekend. “For the customers, they won’t see much difference,” he said. “We’re still going with the same as last year as far as COVID-19 procedures, we’re social distancing, spacing people out during the rides, and also wiping down and cleaning rides between ride cycles.” Hartley also mentioned that customers will walk into the park from a different entrance between 10th and 11th Street. READ MORE: Firefighters Douse Flames Inside Southwest Philadelphia Home After Man Barricades Himself Inside, Officials Say As of Friday, they are still in...
    (CNN)An attempt to enforce an emergency curfew on spring breakers at Miami Beach last weekend devolved into chaos. But this weekend, city officials say they're prepared.Authorities have extended a curfew and state of emergency in the Florida city. Restrictions include an 8 p.m. curfew in the entertainment district, a series of road closures aimed at stemming traffic, and the suspension of in-house dining at restaurants and cafés in what authorities call the "High Impact Zone."JUST WATCHEDMiami Beach mayor's message to spring breakersReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHMiami Beach mayor's message to spring breakers 03:05City officials outlined the emergency measures in a statement on Tuesday, and said violators will be subject to arrest and criminal prosecution. The restrictions will be lifted on March 29 at 6 a.m.Last Saturday, city police fired pepper balls in an attempt to break up throngs of mostly maskless partiers on the city's main thoroughfares. The aggressive enforcement action came just hours after Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber declared a state of emergency and set a curfew, saying the crowds that descended on the city are "more than we...
    various restaurant and nightlife associations of different tourist locations adhered to the Catalan Federation of Associations of Restoration and Musical Activities (FECASARM) have denounced the lack of legal offer for this weekend, when it is expected to achieve a level of mobility with figures prior to the pandemic with the lifting of the regional confinement in Catalonia for bubbles of coexistence. The employer has accused the Generalitat of having “accommodated” and approve so “systematic” measurements “outdated, arbitrary, disproportionate, ineffective, incoherent, discriminatory and counterproductive.” Likewise, they have reproached him for not “making the slightest effort” in looking for formulas that make the economic viability of companies and the protection of people compatible. The association has ensured that the Catalan Public Health Agency bases the maintenance of the restrictions for the sector on the non-use of the mask during most of the time of stay in the establishment and the non-maintenance of the safety distance in a relevant time. “These arguments are entirely inconsistent since in the illegal parties, dinners of friends and family in places without any control, people not...
    PARIS (Reuters) - The mayor of the French Mediterranean city of Nice called on Sunday for a weekend lockdown in the area to stop the flow of visitors and curb a sharp spike in coronavirus infections. "We need a strong measures that go beyond the nationwide 6 p.m. curfew, either a tighter curfew, or a partial and time-specific lockdown. A weekend lockdown would make sense ...that would stop the inflow of visitors," Mayor Christian Estrosi said on franceinfo radio. (Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Frances Kerry) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: France, coronavirus, Europe
    PRINCE Philip is set to remain in hospital over the weekend — but he is not allowed any royal visitors. He has been told he needs to stay in bed for “rest and observation”. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 4The Prince has been told he needs to stay in hospital over the weekend for 'rest and observation'Credit: Getty Images - Getty 4Cops stand guard outside London’s King Edward VII HospitalCredit: Reuters The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, was taken ill at Windsor Castle earlier this week. He was taken to central London’s King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday and is expected to remain there for several more days. But under strict Covid-19 rules Philip faces a lonely stay in his private room as visitors are banned. The Queen and other royals would only be allowed inside during “exceptional circumstances”. Her Majesty, 94, and her husband have been protected from Covid-19 for a year by a group of loyal staff dubbed HMS Bubble. UNWELL FOR SEVERAL DAYS A source said: “Everyone loves a visitor when...
    AVALON, Calif. (KABC) -- Catalina Island is one of the few places in Southern California where you have to hop on a boat to get there, but that isn't stopping visitors from returning now that it has reopened for business.The island's economy relies largely on tourism and with declining coronavirus cases across the region, businesses there are hoping that leads to an increase in visitors.Restaurants and stores are still only allowed to operate at 25% capacity, but those restrictions are not getting in the way of visitors."It's just really nice to be here, even amidst the pandemic, we're getting away and enjoying the sunshine," said Samantha Tuten.Hotel stays are only about 50% of normal, but business owners are hoping things improve."Some of the landlords have been good and given a little bit of a break to help make it by but it's definitely a drain and we're definitely in the negative we're looking forward to a lot of the visitors this weekend and hopefully a lot more in the future," said Jerry Dunn.The Catalina Island Conservancy says Jeep tours last...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Extreme cold closed down the Denver Zoo on Friday and it will remain shut down on Saturday and Sunday as well. Zoo officials said 20 degreees is usually when they consider closing, not only for the sake of the visitors but the animals, too. WEATHER ALERT: due to the frigid temperatures expected this weekend, we will be closed Saturday 2/13 and Sunday 2/14. Bundle up and stay warm out there! pic.twitter.com/BPEBPkCCOn RELATED: Frigid Temps Force 2nd Dose Drive-Up Clinic At Coors Field To Move Indoors This Weekend — Denver Zoo (@DenverZoo) February 12, 2021 RELATED: Date Set For Return Of In-Person Colorado Ballet Performances All of the animals have heated indoor holding spaces, so they are comfortable while temperatures plunge. “Some of the animals here, like the Przewalski’s horses and Bactrian camels, can enjoy temperatures well below 0 because of their native habitats,” zoo spokeswoman Carlie McGuire said. “So they can wander in and out of their holding spaces as they please, but everyone else prefers to be inside.” MORE: Show Some Love To Pets Without...
    Not all of Halloween is canceled in Colorado in 2020, even if most people are still trying to figure out what the holiday is going to look like during a pandemic that's already causing nightmares. With COVID-19 limiting our ability to get together, many people are on the hunt for safe events to celebrate the spooky season. Lucky for them, there are still plenty of haunted attractions this year, from corn mazes to drive-ins, all with social distancing and health guidelines in place. Here are ten things to do to celebrate Halloween in Denver and beyond this year. Denver Botanic Gardens Corn Maze Chatfield Farms, 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton Fridays through Sundays, through October 31 For those interested in celebrating the changing season, a corn maze is a perfect activity. The Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms location will have a seven-acre corn maze available for the public. There will also be a mini maze for children, and visitors will have the opportunity to pick out a pumpkin from the ten-acre pumpkin patch as well....
    MOORPARK (CBSLA) — Underwood Family Farms will welcome visitors back Thursday for its Fall Harvest. (credit: Underwood Family Farms) The farm, at 3370 Sunset Valley Road in Moorpark, had to close most of its family-friendly attractions – including the Springtime Easter Festival — to the public for in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. But it will reopen Thursday for the Fall Harvest, which will continue through Halloween. The Fall Harvest will include a more than 40-acre pumpkin patch, a hay pyramid, a country store, and wagon rides to and from the fields. The animal center will be reopened for viewing, and on weekends, roaming performers will entertain visitors at a distance. Visitors can also pick their own flowers, vegetables and fruit and take a ride through a corn trail. (credit: Underwood Family Farms) Walk-in admissions may be limited to keep down the crowds, and reservations are strongly recommended for weekend tickets. Weekend tickets are $15 each, and weekday tickets are $8. Discounted tickets are available for opening weekend, Halloween and for seniors, active-duty military, veterans and emergency first responders....
    OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Ocean City, Maryland officials are preparing for a pop-up car rally in the beach resort town this week. The unauthorized event will be help Sept. 22-27 and city officials are warning OCMD visitors to exercise caution this weekend. Excessive noise, extreme traffic delays and increased law enforcement presence. The town has created a special event zone to help deter motor violations by lowering speed limits and increasing fines and penalties. Officials also warn of significant traffic congestion and will make alternate routes to help with traffic. Heavy police presence is expected throughout the weekend. “Due to the pop-up car rally, this upcoming weekend is not going to be a typical fall weekend at the beach,” said Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan. “We encourage our residents to avoid traveling on Coastal Highway if possible, as traffic is going to be unusually heavy. In addition, we urge our visitors seeking a family-friendly experience to plan a visit to Ocean City for another weekend. We pride ourselves on being a coastal community that everyone can enjoy year-round, but...
    New Yorkers who escaped to the Hamptons during the pandemic have hunkered down for the year as they avoid paying city taxes and some rental properties charged $300,000 ahead of winter.   The arrival of the coronavirus pandemic prompted a number of Big Apple residents to flee to the affluent communities along Long Island's South Fork.    The Hamptons have long been a coveted holiday destination for wealthy Americans, who breezed into the towns for summer and left just as quickly with the arrival of autumn. Normally, Labor Day Weekend marked the final 'hoorah' for vacationing New Yorkers but local residents said those people haven't left yet - and there's no sign they will anytime soon. 'Nobody is f****** leaving,' one resident told  Vanity Fair. 'The town is bursting at the seams.' Local residents in the Hamptons said that wealthy New Yorkers who arrived early in the pandemic will likely stay through winter  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Trump opposes schools teaching The 1619 Project because people are trying to... Cardi B hits back at Candace Owens...
    SANTA CRUZ (KPIX) — On the final day of the Labor Day extended weekend, beach closures in Santa Cruz County were enforced with a steady and persistent law-enforcement presence at city, county and state beaches. Cowell Beach in the city of Santa Cruz was patroled by firefighter-lifeguards and police officers on ATVs vehicles. One officer spent the day intercepting new visitors who were seen carrying coolers and folding chairs onto the sand. The health order did not allow congregating in large groups or lounging on the sand — only water sports, such active swimming, surfing or kayaking were allowed. Officers were seen warning beachgoers that wading — even standing — at the edge of the surf was not allowed. “It’s not really fair and I don’t have the patience to be here,” one father told KPIX. At Natural Bridges State Beach, both the main parking lot and adjacent street parking were closed, forcing visitors to park in surrounding neighborhoods and make the quarter-mile trek to the strand. A lifeguard kept watch to ensure only water activities took place. Rangers were...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Historic Navy Pier is traditionally one of the top tourist destinations in the state. And for the traditional last hurrah of summer, Labor Day weekend, they would normally expect big crowds.But, of course, nothing is normal about the year 2020 so far.Jeffrey Le and Natalia Mak attempted a normal tourist visit for the long weekend from Los Angeles, California. They made it to Navy Pier just one day before it shuts down for the rest of the year."It's different, it's weird," Mak said. "Glad things are starting to open up."A behind-the-scenes look at the Navy Pier Ferris WheelEMBED More News Videos We're taking you on another kind of special tour: a behind-the-scenes look at what keeps this iconic ride spinning. There are of course, few traditional activities available this Labor Day weekend.The lakefront is nearly empty with none of the barbecues that often attract large groups.There was little foot or wheel traffic on the lakefront path Sunday.Even the lake is relatively empty, with just a few boats out.All the more reason some tourists are checking out the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Historic Navy Pier is traditionally one of the top tourist destinations in the state. And for the traditional last hurrah of summer, Labor Day weekend, they would normally expect big crowds.But, of course, nothing is normal about the year 2020 so far.Jeffrey Le and Natalia Mak attempted a normal tourist visit for the long weekend from Los Angeles, California. They made it to Navy Pier just one day before it shuts down for the rest of the year."It's different, it's weird," Mak said. "Glad things are starting to open up."A behind-the-scenes look at the Navy Pier Ferris WheelEMBED More News Videos We're taking you on another kind of special tour: a behind-the-scenes look at what keeps this iconic ride spinning. There are, of course, few traditional activities available this Labor Day weekend.It has also been far from a typical season for swimming pools and water parks, but many kids took advantage of one of the final days of the season at the splash pad in Park Ridge.On a normal Labor Day, Washington Park would be packed with...
    Thousands of visitors and residents flock to the beaches of Fort Myers Beach this holiday weekend amid a pandemic that still shows cases in this area of ​​southwest Florida. One of the main destinations on the west coast of Florida is filled this weekend with visitors and as expected thousands of people came to enjoy the beaches, all amid the constant recommendations of the authorities to follow the rules and thus avoid a rebound in the coronavirus. People of all ages can be seen enjoying the sun, sand, and warm waters on the beaches of Fort Myers. And it is that the weekend before work day has been used by many to relax a little. “I found that Lee County had a very low percentage of COVID-19 contagion and that was the first decision making and the second aspect was that the coast here, the sea here is calmer, less aggressive,” he says one of the visitors. Authorities urge all people to follow the CDC’s recommendations so that a spike in cases does not...
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– It was a long slow crawl into the mountains Friday evening, with heavy volume backups allowing for grueling progress only to be exacerbated by an overturned semi at Vail Pass. The Pak family of Aurora spent two hours on the road, but got only to the Beaver Brook area on the west side of Evergreen. (credit: CBS) “I’ve never really seen it like this on an evening drive to the mountains,” said Phil Pak, whose family has had a place in Winter Park for decades. Many of the cars bore out of state plates. Erin Pak talked about the reality that Colorado’s COVID-19 numbers are better than many other states. “Definitely we have a really good control on it. And other states are seeing that and saying hey we have a three-day weekend, let’s head out.” In Vail, things aren’t as bad as feared earlier in the pandemic. “People are still spending money. There’s still economic activity going on,” said Chris Romer, President and CEO of the Vail Valley Partnership. “What we are seeing is a...
    SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- In Sonoma County, they're expecting challenges this Labor Day weekend, especially along the Russian River.The smoke has just begun to clear from the fires, and now the crowds are coming.RELATED: Labor Day: Which Bay Area beaches are open and closed?Lance Waterhouse spent this morning enjoying a few last hours of solitude along an empty beach.He know it won't be that way this Labor Day weekend."It was absolutely nuts. Really."Lance was remembering Memorial Day weekend earlier this year, and pretty much every weekend since, with overflowing crowds splashing in the water, and COVID-19 tucked away deep in the recesses of their minds.WATCH: Bay Area celebrates Memorial Day weekend despite COVID-19 pandemicEMBED More News Videos It's a hot Memorial Day weekend... are Bay Area residents following social distancing rules? Amy Hollyfield is in the East Bay. Monte Rio Fire Chief Steve Baxman took one look that day, and gave up trying to contain his frustration."Look around. Social distancing is going out the door!""Are you concerned?" we asked."I am beyond concerned."When we caught up with Baxman today, he...
    OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Getting ready for this Labor Day Weekend? There are concerns your family get-togethers could lead to a spike in the coronavirus. “Large crowds are extremely dangerous, period,” Dr. Gregory Branch, Baltimore County Health Officer, said. Dr. Branch is among the 110,000 people in the state who contracted COVID-19. Ahead of the Labor Day Weekend, he’s ringing the alarm. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Both local and federal health officials don’t want to see a repeat of certain scenes, like a massive pool party on Memorial Day Weekend in the lake of the Ozarks. “I think everybody has to remember, even if you are in a smaller group of people, even if it’s extended family, you still have to wash your hands, wear your mask and watch your distance,” Dr. Branch said. “We are probably going to have a lot of people in Ocean City,” Rick Meehan, Mayor of Ocean City, Maryland, said. Ocean City’s boardwalk was also packed Memorial Day Weekend....
    POINT REYES (CBS SF) – The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday evening that evacuation orders and warnings have lifted near the Woodward Fire in the Pt. Reyes National Seashore, but it still threatens one neighborhood. Residents of Silverhills near the Bear Valley Visitor Center area still under an evacuation order, and the park headquarters and nearby community of Inverness Park are still under evacuation warnings. Orders and warnings were lifted Wednesday evening for Inverness, Drakes View, Sea Haven and Olema. They were lifted earlier for communities farther south. In a briefing Wednesday morning, operations chief Brandon Cichowski from the federal team from the Northern Rockies that is fighting the fire described cleanup processes inside the seashore and indicated the fire is largely under control. Marin County Fire Chief Jason Weber said that the remaining evacuation orders were lifting slowly to allow firefighters to build “fire lines that hold … so there’s no chance of rekindling” nearby. The Woodward Fire had covered 4,538 acres and was 41 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. The sheriff’s office urged residents to remain...
    MONTEREY – The city of Monterey is heeding concern from residents and is moving to provide some sort of crowd control on Fisherman’s Wharf as a way to curb the spread of COVID-19 and implementing its plan before the Labor Day weekend. “The council provided general direction to city staff with respect to coming up with a solution for crowd management,” said Hans Uslar, Monterey city manager. Residents and patrons shared their angst about the number of people on Fisherman’s Wharf even with the mask mandate the city issued on July 1 which, Uslar reported, has a 90% compliance rate. The council on Wednesday night heard about a dozen comments from the public, took in the city manager’s presentation, and considered reports from residents, staff, and posts on social media about increasing numbers of visitors to Fisherman’s Wharf.  Discussions included caps on the number of visitors, reservation-based access, limited parking and other requirements. City staff recommended the council enforce a potential new emergency order as soon as possible and before Labor Day weekend. The city is now considering placing a...
    GLOUCESTER (CBS) – With temperatures expected to soar into the high ’90s this weekend, local beaches may be busier than usual. One Massachusetts community is making sure there’s plenty of space for its residents. Gloucester is banning beach parking for out-of-town visitors this weekend after complaints of excessive traffic last weekend. East Gloucester resident, Barbara Ouellette, agreed with the mayor’s decision. “Gloucester residents, on the weekends, can’t even come to the beach.” Ouellette said visitors left a mess behind for residents to clean-up. Gloucester closed beaches to non-residents this weekend. (WBZ-TV) “People left trash all of over the beaches,” Ouellette said. “They parked in residential parking areas, the side streets. They parked halfway across people’s driveways. It was just awful.” To slow the spread of COVID-19, officials are limiting the number of non-residents and only allowing beach parking on weekdays. After taking the long drive, Andrew Doxer, of Newton, decided to stay at a nearby campground for easier access to the beach. “So you’re able to have one person drop everyone off. Drop all the gear off. That person drives...
    (CNN)After Memorial Day, as the United States began to reopen, coronavirus cases began to rise. The number of hospitalizations had risen in at least a dozen states some two weeks after the holiday weekend.For the Fourth of July weekend, a new analysis of cell phone data suggests even more people hit the road among 10 coronavirus hotspots, despite warnings from health experts. Mobility, experts say, is one driver of transmission of the novel coronavirus. Which international destinations are reopening to tourists?The analysis comes from data shared with CNN by Cuebiq, one of the private companies that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses to track general movement in the United States. Cuebiq gets its data when people download apps on their phones and opt into anonymous location data tracking. The company's full data set includes 15 million phones nationwide.For the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the data show that the numbers of people traveling were generally higher overall than Memorial Day weekend. The July 4 weekend was generally recognized as Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while Memorial Day weekend...
    ERIE, Pa. (KDKA) – Presque Isle State Park saw about 25,000 more people than it did last year over the Fourth of July weekend. Between July 3 and July 5, there were 107,598 visitors at Presque Isle, Erie News Now reports. That’s reportedly 25,295 more people than last year during that same weekend stretch. When visiting a #PAStateParks beach, if you cannot maintain 6 feet from others not within your household, you must wear a mask.
    DENVER (CBS4) – TSA screened nearly 2.7 million people nationwide over the holiday weekend. That’s low compared to the same week in previous years, but it’s by far the most since the COVID-19 outbreak in March. (credit: colorado.com/explore) In June, Colorado’s Tourism Office launched a campaign encouraging in-state travel for a safe and measured way to reinvigorate the hospitality industry. Despite COVID-19 cases spiking across the US, more than 100,000 people passed through Denver International Airport over the weekend. According to DIA’s scheduled seat capacity by city, the majority of travelers came from California, Arizona, Illinois and Texas — states with some of the highest coronavirus numbers in the country. (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images) New Mexico’s governor recently tightened travel restrictions, requiring out-of-state visitors to quarantine for 14 days. That includes residents returning to the state. In a statement to CBS4, state officials say Colorado has no plans to enforce a mandatory quarantine for visitors or Coloradans returning from other states. However, it’s still recommended that Coloradans cancel non-essential trips and do not travel if you feel sick. For more...
    With Shenandoah National Park in Virginia open, thousands of people are expected to drive down Skyline Drive for the July Fourth holiday weekend. This has some business and restaurant owners concerned. “We were completely booked this weekend,” said Joan Gentes, manager at Brookside Gift Shop and Cabins in Luray, Virginia. She said as travelers flock to Shenandoah National Park and the Luray Caverns for the holiday weekend, she is worried about the potential to spread the coronavirus. “For me, I feel like it’s a concern because people coming from other places might be bringing it here,” Gentes said. Eric Smith, owner of the West Main Market, said he is not planning on starting indoor dining anytime soon. He said his staff feels safer that way. A few restaurants in the area have closed permanently because of the coronavirus pandemic, making the already busy weekend even busier, according to Maureen Moss, co-owner of Moonshadows Restaurant in Luray. “We’re having, I think, a great influx for our particular restaurant for that reason, but also because there’s just a lot of people in the...
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced it will partially close Lookout Mountain during the Independence Day holiday weekend. Residents will only be allowed to access the area. Lookout Mountain (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images) While the office didn’t specify the reason for the closure, they say it will be closed on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. each day. They ask visitors to respect the closures and make alternate plans. RELATED: Holiday Traffic: CDOT Asks Travelers To Be Safe & Responsible
    SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- One North Bay county is bracing for big crowds this July 4th weekend amid a spike of new COVID-19 cases, which could put them on the Governor Newsom's watch list and force some re-opening rollbacks."It will be crowded and we won't be here," said Healdsburg resident Alice Burnett.RELATED: Alameda beaches remain open for July 4th holiday despite surging coronavirus casesBurnett will skip a trip to Memorial Beach on the Russian River this July 4th weekend, where weather will be warm and crowds of people may show up, because state beaches are closed."In the water, we're telling people keep your distance, everybody's been good about it," said lifeguard Jim Boyce.Down the road, Amy's Wicked Slush has expanded its "slush garden" seating area to accommodate more guests."I think it's making sure everyone's got masks on, we've been trying to enforce it, we wear masks and do sanitizing," said server Luis RodriguezDowntown Healdsburg was getting busy, there were lines for cafes and the Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza had some good news to report.RELATED: What's allowed and what's...
    (CNN)Some beaches in the northeastern United States are dealing with more than the threat of COVID-19 this holiday weekend. They have to contend with an unwelcome visitor: the Lion's Mane jellyfish. The fish, which can reach sizes of four feet in diameter with tentacles over a hundred feet long, have been spotted from Maine to Massachusetts."The ones that we're seeing here are probably not much bigger than maybe dinner plate, " says Steve Spina, Assistant Curator of Fishes at the New England Aquarium. "Which is big enough." This foot-wide Lion's Mane jellyfish is just one of many who have been spotted on Massachusetts shores in past weeks. This one washed up in Scituate, south of its usual waters north of Boston Harbor. As incidents like these are becoming more common, researchers are searching for explanations for the movement and growth of these animals. Because of their size, Lion's Mane jellyfish are particularly dangerous to swimmers. Their long tentacles can sting a person whose guard is down because the fish looks like it's feet away. Check what the weather looks like...
    LYTLE CREEK, Calif. (KABC) -- San Bernardino mountain residents are concerned that the recent closure of local beaches because of the COVID-19 pandemic could result in scores of tourists heading up to their neighborhoods on Independence Day weekend.On the Thursday before the Fourth of July, the roads to the mountain community of Lytle Creek were already jammed with cars, the swimming areas already filled with people."It's like the wild west," said Lytle Creek resident Frank Legett. "It'll take us an hour to get down the hill because people are parked along the creek. And not only that, but they stop in the street, too."Some Lytle Creek residents have placed their own signs on roads to discourage parking in their neighborhoods. The U.S. Forest Service says extra crews will be on patrol during the holiday weekend enforcing parking restrictions."We're towing 20 to 30 vehicles a weekend to make sure emergency access is maintained," said Forest Service spokesperson Zach Behrens.But while some mountain residents might not want visitors flooding their neighborhoods during the middle of a pandemic, the San Bernardino National Forest...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. If you’ve made the drive out to Afton State Park on a recent weekend, you might have found something there you haven’t seen before: a line of cars waiting to get in. Since COVID-19 descended on Minnesota, the number of people visiting the state park, one of the most easily accessible to the Twin Cities metro, has been way up. Since April, the park has been counting around 1,000 cars in its parking lots on busy weekend days. One Saturday in June saw a record of 1,400. In previous years, it would see hundreds. “It’s been record-breaking. It’s actually been higher visitation than we’ve ever seen before,” said Ali Crofts, assistant park supervisor. This year, after the park was so busy people parked on shoulders and in fields, staff started metering entry, creating a line to get into the park after parking spots have filled. Signs and staff typically tell people...
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