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Mike Sugerman

Empty paint buckets sit in a dumpster.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s ‘Bucket Man’ Went On An Expenses-Paid Trip To Europe— An Opportunity Of A Lifetime

San Francisco’s Bucket Man was offered the opportunity of a lifetime when he was sent on an all-expenses paid trip to Europe where his musical talents were acknowledged.

08/25/2014

Countdown to Kickoff

KPIX 5 News Special: Levi’s Stadium Countdown To Kickoff

The KPIX 5 news team aired a special 1-hour noon newscast from the field at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday.

08/17/2014

Group photo of staff. (photo courtesy Old Skool Cafe)

Supper Club In San Francisco’s Bayview Gives Young People A Second Chance

Old Skool Cafe in San Francisco’s Bayview District is giving young people, who made some previous bad decisions, a second chance in life.

08/04/2014

A man pushes shopping carts outside of a Walmart store. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Demise Of Big Box Stores Predicted With Rise Of Internet Sales

Big box stores like Walmart and Target may have to reinvent their business model or end up on the dustbin of history, according to a major investment firm.

07/30/2014

Two cats up for adoption play at the Contra Costa Humane Society, (Mike Sugerman/CBS)

Contra Costa Humane Society Urges Adoptions As Dogs, Cats Face Euthanasia At Crowded Shelters

Animal shelters around the Bay Area are seeing an influx of dogs and cats to the point of overcrowding, and are urging people to consider adopting or fostering an animal.

07/28/2014

Mike Sugerman relaxes in an ale bath. (Heather Waldschmidt)

About The Bay: Take A Relaxing Beer Bath At Calistoga Ranch

Mike Sugerman soaks in a relaxing beer bath at Calistoga Ranch and was surprised to say it could be the cure for what “ales” you.

06/16/2014

Colma Police. (CBS)

FBI Database Shows Colma Police Officer Ratio Highest In Bay Area

The town of Colma, home to 1,593 residents and 1,000 times more deceased residents of the many cemeteries there, has 12 police officers – the largest ratio of any Bay Area city.

06/11/2014

A man holds a crack pipe. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

About The Bay: San Francisco Police Skeptical About Crack Pipe Giveaway Program

The crack epidemic is far from over, especially on the streets of San Francisco, and one group is trying to make it easier and safer for addicts to get their fix by giving away crack pipe kits.

05/27/2014

Bike Shop (credit: DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Bicycle Thefts Up 70 Percent Over Past 5 Years

While smartphone thefts have been getting a lot of recent attention, three times as many bicycles are stolen in San Francisco every year as iPhones.

05/12/2014

Apple's iPhone 5C model (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

State Senators Explain Why Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Failed, KPIX 5 Reporter Robbed Of Device

State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said money may have been one reason his fellow State Senators may have refused to go along with a bill that would require mandatory kill switches that would make stolen phones useless.

04/25/2014

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