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Bay Area hotel outlook brightens, recovery is years away

SAN JOSE — The battered hotel sector in the Bay Area remains years away from a full post-coronavirus recovery — but a significant rebound is expected to begin during 2021, lodging experts said Tuesday.

Hotels in Santa Clara County are expected to recover before their counterparts in the East Bay, while hotels in the San Francisco-San Mateo region face the longest recovery period of the three major lodging regions in the Bay Area, according to a report released by hotel analysts with CBRE, a commercial real estate firm.

Ongoing rollouts of vaccines to combat the coronavirus, along with federal stimulus

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Oceola Community Center will house Howell Area Parks and Recreation

The Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority’s new home is officially complete.

The 43,000-square-foot Oceola Community Center will open to the public Wednesday with most services available. The new community center will open in three phases to comply with safety regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting May 5, community members can purchase memberships, try out the fitness rooms, walking track and open gym and begin participating in some programmed activities. Fitness classes and drop-in sports will open at the end of May.

Building hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to start. Those who are interested in a membership should

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Area parks and recreation services gearing up for delayed summer season | Local Government

The city needs multiple lifeguards, swim team coaches and pool managers, as well as American Red Cross, aquatic fitness and group fitness instructors. It also needs a number of maintenance workers in various areas, as well as day camp employees, athletics staff and customer service workers.

Garber said the city would have liked to have started the hiring process in January, as it typically does, but was unable to due to COVID-19.

“Applications are coming in but they’re not coming in as fast as we would like to get them on payroll in order to get, say, Washington Park pool

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Possible make-over for Cook Recreation Area on Percy Priest Lake

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A better outdoor experience at the Cook Recreation Area at Percy Priest has been brought to the attention of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.

The Corps is evaluating a proposed action to lease the Cook Recreation Area on the shoreline of J. Percy Priest Lake in Hermitage, Tennessee, to provide the public with improved outdoor recreation opportunities. The initiative could lead to the renovation and reopening of a 57-site campground closed in 2004.

“We’re in the process of looking into a long-term park and recreation lease for the

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US Forest Service seeks comment on Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area trail construction

The Dillon Ranger District is accepting comments on a proposal to construct more trails at Frisco Nordic Center.

The new trails are part of a second phase of winter and summer trail expansion on U.S. Forest Service land at the Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area. The proposed second phase includes the construction of 1.7 miles of 10 new winter Nordic ski trail segments and 5.4 miles of 14 new summer multiuse, nonmotorized trail segments.

The project’s second phase aims to provide better experiences for recreationists of various ability levels by creating loop trails. The Forest Service indicated in its notice that

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27 Bay Area transit agencies! No wonder travel is so hard

The Bay Area is served by 27 transit agencies. Twenty-seven.

From bigger ones such as VTA, BART, AC Transit, Capitol Corridor, SFMTA and Caltrain to more-local systems such as LAVTA, WestCAT, County Connection and Tri-Delta Transit, getting around on buses, trains and ferries requires struggling with a confusing maze of agencies, schedules, uncoordinated connections and differing fare structures.

Little wonder transit was used for only 12% of all commute trips in 2018 while 75% used cars. And then the pandemic struck — and transit patronage plummeted.

Meanwhile, Bay Area residents pay dearly through taxes, tolls and fares for transit

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