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Popular Berkeley Cafe Abruptly ClosesThe Elmwood Cafe in Berkeley has suddenly shut down. Some suspect it may be linked to allegations of racial insensitivity first reported in 2015. Da Lin reports. (4-20-18)
S.F. Mayor Responds to Credit Union Lawsuit Over Taxi MedallionsAs KPIX reported on Wednesday, a San Francisco credit union is suing the city for $28 million for loans they made to cab drivers to buy medallions -- medallions made nearly worthless by the rise of Uber and Lyft. Wilson Walker talked with interim S.F. mayor Mark Farrell. (3-29-18)
Berkeley Cuts Cannabis Tax in HalfBerkeley pot users got a tax break on Thursday. The city dropped its taxes on marijuana from 10 to five percent. Susie Steimle reports. (3-29-18)
China Tariffs Threaten California Wine IndustryIn response to Pres. Trump’s new tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum, China is now threatening to increase tariffs on certain U.S. imports, including a 15 percent tax on wine. Melissa Caen reports. (3-29-18)
California Could Cut Marijuana Taxes to Help Cannabis IndustryIn Sacramento, Republican Assemblyman Tom Lackey and Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta proposed a plan Thursday to dial back the state tax rates on marijuana to encourage buyers to patronize legal shops. Wilson Walker reports. (3-15-18)
Sausalito Fears Ferry Stop at Fort Baker Would Bring Traffic WoesSausalito is already a top tourist destination -- now the city is worried that a new ferry stop could make traffic even worse. Emily Turner reports. (3-8-18)

Business

To Reduce Waste, Berkeley Is Taking On Disposable Food ContainersThe City of Berkeley is considering a law that would require businesses to have reusable or compostable utensils and to-go containers. Christin Ayers reports. (4/23/18)
San Francisco Seizes Electric Scooters While Finalizing RegulationsSan Francisco is cracking down on electric scooters while also trying to set some ground rules. Joe Vazquez reports. (4/23/18)
Oakland Rally Seeks Expanded Rent ControlAs the housing crisis continues, city leaders and tenant advocates in Oakland are promoting a measure that would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act, which currently places limits on rent control. Jessica Flores reports. (4/23/18)

News

President Trump Meets With French President MacronWeijia Jiang reports on talks between President Trump and French President Macron ahead of administration's first state dinner (4-24-2018)
PIX Now - Tuesday 1pm news update from KPIX 54/24/18
Suspect In Toronto Van Attack Charged With Ten Counts Of MurderKenneth Craig reports on Toronto van attack suspect facing over two dozen charges in incident that left ten dead (4-24-2018)

Gov't, Politics & Law

To Reduce Waste, Berkeley Is Taking On Disposable Food ContainersThe City of Berkeley is considering a law that would require businesses to have reusable or compostable utensils and to-go containers. Christin Ayers reports. (4/23/18)
San Francisco Seizes Electric Scooters While Finalizing RegulationsSan Francisco is cracking down on electric scooters while also trying to set some ground rules. Joe Vazquez reports. (4/23/18)
BART Tests On 10-Mile Stretch North Of San Jose Could Get NoisyThe quiet neighborhoods that border the BART tracks in Berryessa are to get noisy. Len Ramirez tells us it's because BART and VTA are running round-the-clock trains, to test the new tracks north of San Jose.

Local News

Alleged Serial Auto Burglar Who Targeted Tourists In San Francisco ChargedKenny Choi reports on alleged auto burglar being arraigned on 20 counts in front of SF judge (4-24-2018)
Massive Fire Consumes Apartment Building Under Construction In ConcordJessica Flores reports on huge fire that forced the evacuation of about 250 people early Tuesday morning (4-24-2018)
Tuberculosis Case Detected At School In FairfieldA tuberculosis disease was detected in a child at Laurel Creek School in Fairfield. Macy Jenkins reports. (4/23/18)

National News

At Issue: Housing Near Transit HubsA state senate committee voted down a bill introduced by San Francisco's Scott Wiener that would have limited a city's ability to block construction of some multi-family housing projects near transit hubs. KPIX 5's Phil Matier talks to Wiener about the future of his idea. (4-22-18)
KPIX Sunday Morning News WrapA roundup of news and sports with Devin Fehely, Melissa Caen, Neda Iranpour and Vern Glenn. (4-22-18)
Former First Lady Barbara Bush Laid To Rest In HoustonBarbara Bush was eulogized in Texas Saturday before family, friends and former presidents. Weija Jiang shows us the touching tributes to the former first lady.

Politics

Network Of Surveillance Cameras Near San Francisco's Union Square Is GrowingA network of security cameras in San Francisco is about to get much bigger. Katie Nielsen reports. (4/23/18)
BART Tests On 10-Mile Stretch North Of San Jose Could Get NoisyThe quiet neighborhoods that border the BART tracks in Berryessa are to get noisy. Len Ramirez tells us it's because BART and VTA are running round-the-clock trains, to test the new tracks north of San Jose.
Trains Won't Be Pulling Into San Francisco's Transbay Terminal Anytime SoonTransportation officials are still deciding on how trains will arrive at San Francisco's Transbay Terminal. Wilson Walker reports. (4/23/18)

KPIXTV

President Trump Meets With French President MacronWeijia Jiang reports on talks between President Trump and French President Macron ahead of administration's first state dinner (4-24-2018)
Suspect In Toronto Van Attack Charged With Ten Counts Of MurderKenneth Craig reports on Toronto van attack suspect facing over two dozen charges in incident that left ten dead (4-24-2018)
Pet Some Very Cool Bugs At Insect PaloozaNorman Gershenz, director of SaveNature.org and the Insect Discovery Lab in San Francisco brings some very cool bugs for Michelle Griego to hold, or NOT!

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