A curfew took effect across most of California at 10 p.m. on Saturday night, prompting bars and restaurants around the Bay Area to close earlier than usual The month-long curfew is impacting every county in the state’s most restrictive tier for reopening, the purple tier. That includes Contra Costa, Alameda, Napa, Sonoma, Solano and Santa Clara counties; San Francisco is expected to join the purple tier and get a curfew in the coming days. At the Old Wagon Saloon & Grill in downtown San Jose, a bell rang out at 8:37 p.m. alerting customers of last call for the night. Less than half an hour later, saloon officials warned social-distanced patrons still nursing perspiring glasses of beer that the saloon was closing. Customers started picking at fries and taking the final sips of beverages before pulling masks over their faces and emptying the outdoor patio space spotted with heat lamps. Though the curfew doesn’t take effect until 10 p.m., the saloon wanted all customers out by 9:30. Rene Ramirez, 28, said he would prefer the curfew to be a bit later. He was at the saloon with two friends, and they wanted to unwind after another long week of work.“Sometimes… Read full this story
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