Ken Bastida

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San Francisco native Ken Bastida is the co-anchor for KPIX 5 News at 11pm and at 10pm on the CW 44/Cable 12. Ken is celebrating his 22nd year at KPIX 5 and more than 30 years as a professional broadcaster.

Bastida is a two-time Emmy Award winner… having been honored for his outstanding achievement in “continuing coverage” for his series, “Inside the Middle East.” He’s also received 10 Emmy nominations by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his outstanding work as an Anchor and Reporter. In addition, Bastida has been recognized for excellence by the Associated Press, the Radio and Television News Directors Association and the Peninsula Press Club.

Prior to his arrival at  KPIX 5, Bastida had an illustrious Bay Area radio career which began at KFRC Radio in 1978. He was a recipient of the prestigious George Foster Peabody award for his contributions to KCBS Radio during the Loma Prieta earthquake. Ken still appears on KCBS radio nightly and contributes to the station with special reports.

Bastida holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications from San Francisco State University, and in 2007 was inducted into the University’s Alumni Hall of Fame.

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An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Cargo Pilots Say Fatigue Leading To Big Danger Below

Dozens of huge cargo jets fly over Bay Area neighborhoods daily, and the pilots flying them say lack of rest is creating a big danger below.

11/16/2014

Oil drill in a Kansas corn field. (CBS)

San Francisco Shares Risk Of Earthquakes With Kansas City, Midwest Fault Known For Magnitude 8 Quakes

As the Giants and Royals prepare to face off in the World Series, both the Bay Area and the Kansas City have one thing in common: a risk of earthquakes.

10/20/2014

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CDC Using Twitter To Spread Information On Ebola

Ebola experts at the Centers for Disease Control are using Twitter to inoculate the public against ignorance.

10/08/2014

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‘The Star Spangled Banner’ Turns 200, Francis Scott Key’s Impact On Bay Area Landscape

This year marks the bicentennial of The Star Spangled Banner. Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics after he was moved by the sight of the flag flying over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore.

09/12/2014

Bryman College (CBS)

Bay Area Bryman For-Profit Colleges Close With Little Notice To Students

Bryman College Monday closed BioHealth College in San Jose and its other for-profit colleges in Hayward, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose, according to the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.

07/28/2014

Recology truck. (CBS)

Jury Orders Recology To Pay $1.3 Million To Ratepayers After Whistleblower Brings Lawsuit

A verdict has been reached this week in a fraud case against San Francisco’s garbage company, and both sides said they’ve won. A whistleblower brought a lawsuit against Recology, in a story that KPIX 5 first reported earlier this year.

06/17/2014

An open air pit used to burn trash at a base in Iraq. (Gwen Chiaramonte)

Veterans Returning Home From Iraq, Afghanistan Point To Open Air Burn Pits As New ‘Agent Orange’

Hundreds of veterans coming back from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are falling ill and many are dying of what’s being called the new “Agent Orange”: open air burn pits.

05/20/2014

Homepage of the online free encyclopedia Wikipedia.

Hiring Of Cal Wikipedia Guru Could Signal Return To Research Fundamentals

Kevin Gorman will advise students and professors on the best practices for editing and article on Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that gets 500 million monthly visitors, many of whom are doing the editing and updating of the website.

03/20/2014

Recology truck. (CBS)

Ex-Manager Alleges Recology Submitted False Claims For Payment From State’s Recycling Fund

San Francisco’s recycling company Recology claims to be the greenest in the nation. But a former supervisor said some of their recycling numbers were inflated when he was there, at the expense of California consumers who pay into the state’s CRV redemption fund.

02/26/2014

Gas Station

Toxic Eyesores Look Like Gold To San Francisco Developers

Abandoned gas stations are being cleaned up to satisfy San Francisco’s frenzied demand for housing. Ken Bastida reports for KPIX 5.

01/12/2014

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