KPIX 5 Political Analyst Melissa Caen Looks At Important California Races
The presidential election isn't the only thing on the ballot this November, but the presidential candidates can affect all those other races. KPIX 5 political analyst Melissa Caen explains what voters should look for.

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Cost Of California's High-Speed Rail Project Climbs By $2.8 BillionCalifornia is being sued for unauthorized spending, as the bullet train's first phase comes in well over budget. Melissa Caen reports. (1/16/18)
Lawmaker Aims To Protect America's Vulnerable GPS Satellite SystemAn attack on America's GPS system could cripple infrastructure and topple our economy. Kiet Do talked to a lawmaker whose plan would backup the system and prevent such an attack.
Talking Politics: Trump Sh*storm / Oprah MomentumKPIX 5's Phil Matier and Melissa Caen ask former S.F. mayor and assembly speaker Willie Brown about Pres. Trump's colorful approach to immigration and whether Oprah Winfrey is likely to challenge him in the 2020 presidential campaign. (1-14-18)
At Issue: S.F. Mayoral RaceWith the sudden death of mayor Ed Lee and supervisor London Breed stepping in as acting mayor, the coming race for the city's top job has become very complicated. Supervisor Aaron Peskin walks KPIX 5's Phil Matier through some possibilities. (1-14-18)
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo Welcomes a Mike Honda ChallengeCurrent San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo spent Saturday with volunteers helping to clean up the Guadalupe and Coyote Creek watersheds -- and looking over his shoulder, figuratively speaking, at a likely political opponent. Devin Fehely reports. (1-13-18)
Bay Area Democrats React to Trump's Racially-Charged VulgarityOn Saturday, Democratic Bay Area congresswomen Barbara Lee and Nancy Pelosi spoke out against the president's vulgar characterization of Haiti and African countries as "sh*tholes." Da Lin reports. (1-13-18)

News

PG&E Urged To Refund Ratepayers Following Tax Law OverhaulState regulators are calling on utility companies to pay it forward by passing on their tax cut savings to customers. But Andrea Nakano reports PG&E is pushing back. (1/16/18)
Ryan Presses Dems To Back Funding Bill To Avoid Government ShutdownWeijia Jiang reports on House Republican leaders pushing for short-term spending bill to keeping government open (1-17-2018)
Data Helps Zero In On Worst Blocks In San Francisco For Car Break-InsA Bay Area parking app company recently compiled data on where not to park in San Francisco. Sharon Chin reports. (1/16/18)

General

High School Student Paralyzed From Neck Down After Wrestling Match InjuryA high school community is rallying around an East bay teenager who suffered a life-changing injury. Juliette Goodrich tells us Ryan Joseph is not paralyzed from the neck down..
Lawmaker Aims To Protect America's Vulnerable GPS Satellite SystemAn attack on America's GPS system could cripple infrastructure and topple our economy. Kiet Do talked to a lawmaker whose plan would backup the system and prevent such an attack.
Monday Night Forecast With Paul DeannoRain on the way.

Gov't, Politics & Law

Homeowners Incentivized To Part With Wood-Burning Stoves And FireplacesResidents in parts of the Bay Area can receive up to $3,500 in rebates to stop burning wood and begin using a cleaner burning alternative. Len Ramirez reports. (1/16/18)
Cost Of California's High-Speed Rail Project Climbs By $2.8 BillionCalifornia is being sued for unauthorized spending, as the bullet train's first phase comes in well over budget. Melissa Caen reports. (1/16/18)
Lawmaker Aims To Protect America's Vulnerable GPS Satellite SystemAn attack on America's GPS system could cripple infrastructure and topple our economy. Kiet Do talked to a lawmaker whose plan would backup the system and prevent such an attack.

Local News

Oakland Mayor Says She'll Go To Jail To Protect Sanctuary City PolicyJust hours after the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to end any cooperation with agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mayor Libby Schaaf said Wednesday she would go to jail if needed in her opposition to ICE raids. Phil Matier reports. (1/17/18)
Caught On Camera: San Ramon Residential Burglary SuspectA man who busted into a home in San Ramon to steal property left behind a recording of his face and distinguishing tattoo on surveillance video. (1/17/18)
Two Children Injured In Antioch CrashElizabeth Cook reports on crash in Antioch that injured multiple people including two children (1-17-2018)

KPIXTV

Oakland Mayor Says She'll Go To Jail To Protect Sanctuary City PolicyJust hours after the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to end any cooperation with agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mayor Libby Schaaf said Wednesday she would go to jail if needed in her opposition to ICE raids. Phil Matier reports. (1/17/18)
Caught On Camera: San Ramon Residential Burglary SuspectA man who busted into a home in San Ramon to steal property left behind a recording of his face and distinguishing tattoo on surveillance video. (1/17/18)
Two Children Injured In Antioch CrashElizabeth Cook reports on crash in Antioch that injured multiple people including two children (1-17-2018)

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