Family & Parenting

Young Boy's Story Highlights Risks Foster Children FaceFoster homes are supposed to provide temporary safe living arrangements for children who can't stay safely with their own parents but often the children end up at even more risk. Susie Steimle reports. (5-11-18)
Oakland Activists Bail Out Mothers Held Behind BarsFor the second year in a row, Oakland-based Essie Justice Group is joining other non-profits across the country to collect donations to bail out incarcerated mothers. Christin Ayers reports. (5-11-18)
Bay Area Cinco de Mayo Events Emphasize Family FunAlthough many use the Mexican holiday as an excuse to drink, KPIX 5's Andria Borba reports there are many others who are keeping the meaning of the day front and center. (5-5-18)

Local Community

Mental Illness Propels Woman's Startling Descent Into HomelessnessA woman recently arrested for stabbing two strangers with a pair of scissors illustrates the plight of many of the Bay Area's homeless -- thousands of whom are mentally ill. Joe Vazquez traces the sad journey of Marina Vayner from suburban comfort to life on the streets. (5-18-18)
Special-Needs Riders Endure Slow Service on Paratransit VansImagine what it would feel like to sit in a bus for three-plus hours for a 14-mile ride. Then imagine what it's like for a disabled person. For many, that is a near-daily reality. Juliette Goodrich reports. (5-17-18)
Wounded Veterans Honored at SF BenefitABC correspondent Bob Woodruff's Stand Up for Heroes foundation fundraiser is Thursday night at the Masonic and, earlier in the day, 25 invited veterans were groomed and fed at a luncheon in their honor. John Ramos was there. (5-17-18)

Special Needs Kids

Special-Needs Riders Endure Slow Service on Paratransit VansImagine what it would feel like to sit in a bus for three-plus hours for a 14-mile ride. Then imagine what it's like for a disabled person. For many, that is a near-daily reality. Juliette Goodrich reports. (5-17-18)
Young Boy's Story Highlights Risks Foster Children FaceFoster homes are supposed to provide temporary safe living arrangements for children who can't stay safely with their own parents but often the children end up at even more risk. Susie Steimle reports. (5-11-18)
Golden State Warriors Team Up With Special Olympics To Host Basketball ClinicSome student athletes with developmental disabilities got to play ball with the pros Tuesday. John Ramos tells us about Freedom High School's annual Unified Basketball Clinic put on by the Warriors and Special Olympics.

Local News

Large Crowd Turns Out For 'Barbecuing While Black' Protest At Lake MerrittJoe Vazquez reports on barbecuing protest held in Oakland as response to viral video of unnecessary police call (5-20-2018)
Lawrence Hall Of Science In Berkeley Marks 50th AnniversaryJohn Ramos reports on Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science celebrates 50 years of learning (5-20-2018)
Warriors Fans Celebrate As Team Dominates Rockets In Game 3Betty Yu reports on a packed Oracle Arena full of fans cheering Warriors on to Game 3 victory (5-20-2018)

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