Closer Look


Closer Look: North Bay Group Helps Vets Get Housing

Next week, a North Bay veterans’ group will begin helping vets and their families with the basic need of housing. But getting a roof over their heads is just the beginning.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/25/2011

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Closer Look: More Fines Instead Of Service For Traffic Tickets

Given the choice, most people who get a traffic ticket would choose community service over paying what have become hefty fines.

CBS San Francisco–08/17/2011


Closer Look: San Francisco Hookah Lounges Snuffed Out

San Francisco’s Department of Health has snuffed out the city’s burgeoning hookah scene. Last month, nearly two dozen hookah lounges were told to close their doors.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/03/2011

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Closer Look: ‘Reshoring’ Jobs Back To America

To the more than two million Californians who are out of work, the disappearance of jobs is discouraging. But, for the first time in fourteen years, manufacturing in the United States has added jobs.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/22/2011

First Look At 'Gears Of War 3'

A Closer Look: Art Community Takes An Interest In Video Games

Video games may not be regarded as by the general public as art, but that view may be about to change. The National Endowment for the Arts announced that it will make funding available for the creation of video games beginning next year.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/09/2011


Closer Look: Bay Area Teacher Chosen For NASA Project

NASA has picked six teachers from a nationwide search to fly on its latest scientific endeavor. Among those picked, a physics teacher at a San Jose school.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/02/2011

Homeless man in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Closer Look: San Francisco Sit-Lie Law Effective?

San Francisco Police Park Station Captain Denis O’Leary told CBS 5 the law Sit-Lie has been effective despite the criticism.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/01/2011

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Closer Look: More Police Departments Consider Wearable Cameras

Many police agencies are turning to wearable cameras for their officers to help document arrests and counter video images that police agencies often claim just tell one side of the story.

CBS San Francisco–05/27/2011

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Closer Look: Gang Injunctions Over The Years

The legality and the effectiveness of gang injunctions are being tested in Oakland. Around 40 gang members have been named in a proposed injunction that covers the city’s Fruitvale district.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/24/2011

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Closer Look: Ads For Sex Products, A Double Standard?

Commercials for male erectile dysfunction medication are seen frequently on TV. But a company that makes personal oil designed for women claims they have difficulty buying ad time.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/12/2011