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COVID: Treasure Island Restaurateur Leads Team Building Desks for At-Home SchoolkidsA restaurant owner on Treasure Island is leading an effort to help local students struggling with remote learning by giving them a locally-built study desk to call their own.
San Francisco Opera Moves Costume Sale Online to Raise Funds for Opera House StaffFor the first time in six years -- and the first time ever virtually -- the San Francisco Opera hosted an online costume sale offering more than 500 items of adult and child ensembles to benefit the cast and crew of the War Memorial Opera House.
Tech Entrepreneurs Offer Free Job Training To Unemployed Tech WorkersTwo longtime friends have teamed up to help jobless tech workers, giving for free a training program that would normally cost thousands of dollars a person.
San Jose Woman Creates Website, Network Linking PPE Donors To Frontline WorkersA San Jose woman has been closing a critical gap in the coronavirus pandemic - how to quickly get PPE from donors to recipients.
Facing Soaring Demand for Services, SF - Marin Food Bank Calls for VolunteersThe San Francisco-Marin Food Bank is putting out an urgent call for people to help distribute food to a growing number of people who depend on the service.
Oakland Community Assistance Organization's Food Truck Stolen Then Found DamagedAn East Bay community organization that helps feed thousands of people in need now could use some help after its food truck was stolen Wednesday night.
Glass Fire Evacuees Gather at Napa Hotel for Prayer, Mutual ComfortA prayer service in Napa was held for evacuees of the Glass Fire Saturday as they struggled to deal with the disruption in their lives.
Self-Help Workers in St. Helena Build Their Own HomesA self-help housing project in St. Helena is building homes for lower-income families in one of the most expensive communities in the Bay Area.
Oakland 1st Grade Teacher Longs For In-Person Instruction After Coming Full Circle To Her RootsFirst-grade teacher Tanesha Walker recently saw her new classroom for the very first time. The moment was met first with silence, then joy as she realized the room would be hers to decorate as she pleased.

KPIX 5 Better Together Video Reports

Treasure Island Restaurateur Leads Team Building Desks for At-Home SchoolkidsA restaurant owner on Treasure Island is leading an effort to help local students struggling with remote learning by giving them a locally-built study desk to call their own. John Ramos reports. (11-15-20)
2 Bay Area Girls Among First Female Eagle ScoutsSince the Boy Scouts of America started allowing girls to join we are starting to see the very first class of female Eagle Scouts. Sharon Chin met two of them. (11-5-20)
Jefferson Awards: 3 Teens Cut Hair for the HomelessAs Sharon Chin reports, this week's Jefferson Award winners are students who traded their laptops for clippers and razors. (11-4-20)
3 Brothers Behind Beloved San Francisco Corner Store Retire After 45 YearsAfter 45 years, three brothers retired from their popular corner store and sandwich shop in San Francisco but the good news is -- it will stay in the family. Sharon Chin reports. (11-1-20)
Facing Soaring Demand for Services, SF - Marin Food Bank Calls for VolunteersThe San Francisco-Marin Food Bank is putting out an urgent call for people to help distribute food to a growing number of people who depend on the service. Sharon Chin reports. (10-18-20)
Art - Not Visitors - Crowds New Exhibit at S.F. deYoung MuseumSan Francisco's deYoung museum is showing how local artists continue to thrive in their work amid the pandemic. Emily Turner reports. (10-10-20)
Better Together: Feeding Seniors in NeedSince the pandemic began not many of us have adapted like Adrian Williams who shifted her non-profit from helping young San Francisco children to those in need on the other end of the age spectrum. Allen Martin reports. (9-17-20)
Latino Leaders Shift Carnaval SF Focus to Coronavirus Community ResponseAs the COVID-19 pandemic forces heritage celebrations to be canceled, Latino leaders in San Francisco are turning their attention to addressing a crisis that is plaguing the community. Joe Vazquez reports. (9-13-20)
South Bay Restaurateur's Generosity Facing Financial Ruin Matched by Community SupportA Los Gatos restaurateur facing pandemic-induced insolvency decided to spend his final days in business making free meals for wildfire victims and firefighters. He didn't expect the response he got from his community. Maria Medina reports. (9-10-20)

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KPIX Anchors, Reporters Take Hair Matters Into Own Hands Amid Coronavirus Shelter-In-PlaceIt's been five weeks since Newsom's announcement. While life may seem to be at a standstill for millions of people, it's not necessarily the case for their hair. The stay at home order called for the shutdown of non-essential businesses, which included hair salons and barbershops. This has left many to fend for themselves, when it comes to their monthly color touch-ups or haircuts. The on-air talent here at KPIX is no exception. Many of our anchors and reporters have had to turn to YouTube videos, tutorials or just plain luck for their hair maintenance. 
Coronavirus Update: Current Best Practices For Safe Shopping During Essential Grocery TripsAs Californians begin their 4th week of the coronavirus pandemic sheltering-in-place, many are adapting to ever-evolving guidance for safe grocery shopping, which now includes wearing a mask and disinfecting the groceries themselves.
South Bay Nurses Sing To Honor Essential Workers Amid Coronavirus PandemicSanta Clara Valley Medical Center staffers Chelsea Seradilla Benigno and Nanami Takeuchi wanted to salute their fellow health care workers so they performed Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli's "The Prayer" before their shift .
Talking To Your Child About Coronavirus and Shelter-In-PlaceKPIX morning anchor Michelle Griego sat down with her middle school-aged daughter to see how she's feeling about this uncertain time.
Disinfectant and Social Distancing: How KPIX Crews Stay Safe Amid Coronavirus
KPIX Workout Challenge: Staying Fit While Staying InsideDuring these uncertain times, one thing is for certain; nothing beats the endorphin-rush of getting a good sweat. At-home workouts have become a go-to while social distancing. Fitness studios, professional athletes, and celebrities have taken to their living rooms to get their daily dose of exercise. KPIX sports anchor, Dennis O'Donnell, jumped on the home-exercise bandwagon. He delivered his sports report while on his treadmill during Monday's 6PM newscast. 

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U.S. Census Hiring Part-Time San Francisco Bay Area Work ForceU.S. Census officials are in the process of hiring a large temporary San Francisco Bay Area workforce to collect information.
State To Hire Nearly 2,000 Temporary Staffers To Help Manage Surge In Unemployment ApplicationsThe state Employment Development Department plans to hire nearly 2,000 temporary full-time and hourly staff members in the coming weeks to hasten the delivery of unemployment benefits to workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Army Of Contact-Tracing Workers Being Recruited To Help Combat Coronavirus PandemicExperts say contact tracing is going to play a critical role in fighting the coronavirus. It’s been practiced for decades, used to fight SARS, Ebola and AIDS, but never on as big a scale.  
Surge In Meal Kit Demand Boosts Hiring At Blue Apron East Bay Fulfillment CenterTo meet a surge in demand from consumers stuck at home, Blue Apron has hired more than 300 people at its fulfillment centers which include a facility on Regatta Blvd. in Richmond.
Coronavirus Update: These Companies Are Currently Hiring New EmployeesMore than 4.5 million Californians have filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March. If you are among them here's a list of companies were are currently hiring.
Coronavirus Update: California 'Gig' Workers Now Allowed To File For Unemployment BenefitsAfter of waiting weeks for some form of state assistance, thousands of unemployed gig workers in California could finally begin filing for unemployment benefits on Tuesday.
Instacart Hires 300,000 Workers In A Month, Plans To Hire 250,000 MoreInstacart hired 300,000 workers in recent weeks to meet surging demand for grocery deliveries spurred by the pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Boosts Financial Assistance For Self-Employed, Undocumented WorkersGov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday outlined the financial relief being provided to the state's most vulnerable residents losing work amid the coronavirus emergency, including undocumented residents, those who are self-employed and contract workers.
Securitas Hiring Security Guards Across Bay Area, California To Protect Businesses Closed By Shelter-In-PlaceAn international security firm is planning to expand its workforce in California and the Bay Area to help protect businesses closed by the coronavirus shelter-in-place.
Coronavirus Jobs: Federal Dept Of Labor Hiring Bay Area Wage and Hour InvestigatorsThe U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday that its Wage and Hour Division will be hiring 45 additional investigators, including five in the San Francisco Bay Area.