Chris Filippi

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Chris is a proud graduate of Castro Valley High School and San Jose State University who is glad to be back home in the Bay Area.  KCBS hired Chris in 2006.

Before coming to KCBS, Chris was a reporter for KIRO radio in Seattle and KFBK radio in Sacramento.  He also had a stint at TechTV in San Francisco after starting his professional career at KLIV radio in San Jose.

Chris has had the chance to cover several major stories during his career including the Scott Peterson trial, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and most recently the deadly gas line explosion in San Bruno.  His coverage of the Peterson trial included repeated appearances on CNN, MSNBC and CourtTV.

Chris spends most of his free time chasing after his young daughter as well as enjoying rare quiet moments with his wife.  He’s also involved in more fantasy sports leagues than any sane person should ever consider and is constanly hoping his beloved Oakland Raiders will one day return to greatness.

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An overflow spillway stands dry at the Lexington Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in Los Gatos, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Extreme Drought Conditions Force Santa Clara County Water Officials To Let Los Gatos Creek Go Dry

Water officials said they need to reduce flows from Lexington Reservoir to Los Gatos Creek by more than half, so there’s enough water to keep at least some the creek wet until the winter.

07/03/2014

California Aqueduct in the San Joaquin Valley. (AP)

Water Supply Flow May Shift From South To North For Santa Clara County

he severity of the drought has Santa Clara Valley water officials considering a dramatic proposal to increase their supply by shifting water north from the southern end of the Central Valley.

06/25/2014

Heirloom Tomatoes (credit: Abdullah Pope/AFP/Getty Images)

Fresh Food Options At San Francisco Bayview Stores Expanding

A grassroots campaign to bring healthy food options to San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood is starting to make an impact with better food choices on the way.

06/20/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Department To Require Officers To Work Overtime To Cover Patrol Shifts

The new overtime plan is expected to be implemented in the next week or two and would require some officers to work 2-3 hours of overtime on days when staffing is below minimum levels.

06/19/2014

City College of San Francisco. (CBS)

City College SF Likely To Retain Accreditation As College Commission Changes Rules

City College of San Francisco is expected to retain its accreditation and will not be forced to close. On Wednesday, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges proposed new rules in a turn of events.

06/11/2014

(Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

San Jose Leaders Approve Tough New Regulations For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The new rules would limit where medical marijuana dispensaries could be located and would also force them to grow their own marijuana.

06/11/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Make Multiple Arrests In Unrelated Shootings That Injured Two Toddlers

Oakland Police say they’ve made multiple arrests in connection with a pair of unrelated shootings on Monday that wounded two young children.

06/10/2014

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Alameda Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Responds To ACLU’s Mandatory Pregnancy Test Lawsuit

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department is now responding to an American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU) lawsuit challenging its policy of mandatory pregnancy tests for all female detainees under the age of 60.

06/06/2014

California State Senators speak during a session of the California State Senate in Sacramento. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Vote To Roll Back Prop 227 Bilingual Education Ban

A challenge to California’s ban on bilingual education in public schools took a step forward Tuesday after the state Senate approved a measure aimed at overturning key sections of the law.

05/29/2014

Firefly Restaurant in San Francisco. (Firefly Restaurant)

Cooks Being Snatched Up In San Francisco’s Booming Restaurant Industry

San Francisco’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level in six years, but for those in the restaurant industry, the booming economy is making it hard for some small businesses to fill job openings.

05/28/2014

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