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International Technological University (ITU) campus in San Jose. (CBS)

Immigrants Get Student Visas From Colleges But Never Attend Class

If you want to come to the United States and get a job, it’s a well-known secret that a student visa is the easy ticket in, and all you need is $20,000 to enroll in the right university.

04/24/2015

Children brought to the Bay Area on Operation Babylift (Pan Am Historical Foundation)

Operation Babylift: 40 Years After Bay Area Opened Arms To Vietnam’s Orphans, Historic Sites Hidden In Plain Sight

Harmon Hall now sits vacant and locked up just across Old Mason Street from the former military air field. But in 1975 it was the first U.S. home for orphaned children from the war, including three little girls who reflected on their 40 year journey with KPIX 5.

04/15/2015

President Gerald Ford carries a newborn from Operation Babylift at San Francisco International Airport, April 2, 1975. (KPIX/CBS)

Bay Area Forever Changed As Planeful Of Babies From Saigon Lands During Live Broadcast 40 Years Ago

In a first-ever breaking news moment captured live on television, the Bay Area saw history in the making, as a region’s identity and place in history was forever changed in the first of several flights filled with babies.

04/15/2015

City of Clearlake. (CBS)

Town Of Clearlake Takes Center Stage In Emotional Battle Over Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ban

The town of Clearlake in Lake County is now center stage in an emotional legal battle over medical marijuana, and patients say a complete ban on all cultivation is putting lives at risk, and are filing a suit to stop it.

03/18/2015

420 MD medical marijuana clinic. (CBS)

Bay Area Medical Marijuana Clinics Allegedly Run By Organized Criminal Enterprise Still Running

Seven suspects, including two doctors, have been charged so far. Despite the serious criminal allegations, we found the operation hasn’t slowed down.

03/17/2015

Alcoholic drinks known as "Summer Coolers" that police say were sold at an underground bar in East Oakland. (CBS)

Black Market Bars Selling Booze Popping Up In Bay Area Homes, Garages

It looks like any other house on the block, but inside police say it’s the modern day version of a speakeasy, selling something called summer coolers.

03/10/2015

(CBS SF)

Tax Forms For 4,500 Covered California Enrollees Still Missing, Weeks Before Deadline

Last month, KPIX 5 reported on the problems Covered California has had issuing tax forms to people who bought insurance on the state-run exchange. Now, tax forms for thousands of customers are still missing.

03/06/2015

(Clockwise from left) Shawn Dickerson, Sean Sidi, Jackson Miller, Cameron Remmer and Crishtian Hughes of San Francisco have disappeared in recent years. Collectively, they are known as the "California 5." (CBS)

Families Of 5 San Francisco Men Who Mysteriously Disappeared Seek Answers

How can you just disappear without a trace? It’s a mystery, but it’s been happening with increasing frequency in San Francisco. That has the families of some of the missing wondering about foul play.

02/24/2015

EnChroma CX sunglasses, which claim to fix color blindness (CBS)

Lab In Berkeley Accidentally Discovers Solution To Fix Color Blindness

For millions of Americans, a world without seeing color is reality. A solution for color blindness has been developed in a Bay Area lab.

02/23/2015

Evil Geniuses, a training house for professional video gamers in Alameda. (CBS)

Bay Area Home To Elite Training Ground For Professional Video Gamers

Geoff Robinson is a veteran of the world of StarCraft. The 29-year-old can spend up to 12 hours a day scouting the enemy. Back on Earth, he’s getting paid for this.

02/20/2015

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