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Betty Yu

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Betty Yu joined KPIX 5 in November 2013 as a general assignment reporter.

She spent two years at WTVJ, the NBC-owned station in Miami, as a reporter before moving to San Francisco.

Prior to that, she was an anchor and reporter for News 12 The Bronx and Brooklyn, a 24-hour cable news station, for four years. She covered New York City crime, politics, sports, and severe weather.

In 2012, Betty was honored as anchor on the “Best Single Newscast” from the New York Press Club.

A Bay Area native, Betty graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with degrees in political science and rhetoric. She also has a Master of Science degree in journalism from Columbia University.

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San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

‘Cops’ TV Show To Follow San Jose Police Officers

A well-known TV show has started filming on the streets of San Jose, but this isn’t the kind of show you would want a small part in.

04/16/2014

An Air National Guard unit takes off on rescue mission from Moffett Field, April 4, 2014. Inset: Lyra Kaufman.

Rescuers From Moffett Field Reach Sick 1-Year-Old Off Mexican Coast, Await Navy Ship

Para-rescuers from the 129th Rescue Wing based out of Moffett Field reached a sailboat off the coast of Mexico to begin treating a seriously ill toddler Friday. Meanwhile, it might take up to another day for a U.S. Navy rescue ship to arrive.

04/05/2014

Redwood City detectives are crediting Pinterest with helping to reunite an owner with a bracelet stolen 31-years ago. (CBS)

Pinterest Helps Reunite Bracelet Stolen 31-Years Ago With Redwood City Owner

Detectives in Redwood City are crediting Pinterest with helping reunite a family with a piece of jewelry stolen over thirty years ago.

04/03/2014

Beef, meat, butcher

California’s Drought Contributing To Higher Beef Prices

The record drought in California may have meat lovers changing their eating habits. Over the past year, the price of beef has gone up significantly.

04/02/2014

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Some Bay Area Residents Refuse To Sign Up For Insurance, Will Pay Penalty

Despite an extended deadline to sign up for health care under Covered California, some in the Bay Area are choosing to pay a penalty instead of insurance because of the cost.

04/01/2014

Vandals poison lawns on Moreland Avenue in San Jose. Neighbors call the incidents "lawn tagging." (CBS)

‘Lawn Tagging’ Vandals Poison Lawns In San Jose Neighborhood

Lawns in a San Jose neighborhood aren’t brown because of California’s drought. According to residents, vandals have been poisoning lawns in a new kind of crime wave.

03/25/2014

San Jose Fire Department truck

SJFD Says Greener Fire Station Design Hampers San Jose Response Times

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — The sleek, new eco-friendly design of updated San Jose fire stations is making it more challenging for crews to meet their response time goals, according to fire officials. “They’re built [...]

03/18/2014

Authorities said a woman held onto this inflatable raft for 15 hours in Monterey Bay before she was rescued on March 5, 2014. (CBS)

Woman Rescued After Being Stranded In Monterey Bay For 15 Hours

A woman who set out on Monterey Bay to chase the sunset Tuesday ended up clinging to her inflatable raft for 15 hours overnight, stranded in the frigid waters.

03/06/2014

Menlo Park police cruiser. (CBS)

Facebook Agrees To Fund New Menlo Park Police Officer

Facebook has agreed to pay the City of Menlo Park more than $200,000 a year over the next three years for a community safety police officer. The officer will work out of a new substation near the social networking giant’s headquarters and serve the surrounding neighborhood.

03/05/2014

Highway 87 near the Taylor Street interchange in San Jose was flooded for several hours on the morning of February 28, 2014. Authorities said thieves stole copper wiring for a sump pump that keeps water off the road. (CBS)

Copper Theft Blamed For Flooding On Highway 87 In San Jose

Caltrans is blaming a group of metal thieves for flooding on Highway 87 during stormy weather Friday morning. The agency said thieves took copper wiring from a sump pump that was supposed to keep water off the road.

03/01/2014

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