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COVID: San Francisco Teams With Giants to Give Out Free Tickets With VaccinationsThe San Francisco Department of Public Health on Wednesday announced it would be partnering with the SF Giants to give out vouchers for game tickets to those receiving their first COVID vaccine.
COVID: Masks, Social Distancing Slowed Spread Of Common Childhood IllnessesAll of the social distancing, handwashing and masking not only slowed down the prevalence of COVID-19 in kids, but also slowed down other childhood illnesses.
California Reopens: Bay Area Air Travelers Deal With Return Of High Prices, Airline Staffing Crunch - 'It's Ridiculous'The days of wildly cheap pandemic airline fares are over, even though Bay Area airports are not back to pre-pandemic traffic levels.
COVID: Time Running Out On CA Eviction Moratorium To Help Struggling Bay Area RentersState lawmakers are scrambling to hammer out a deal to extend California's eviction moratorium before the June 30th deadline.
Bay Area McDonald's Restaurants Offer Free COVID Shots and Menu ItemsMcDonald's franchisees in California have partnering with the state Department of Public Health to offer free vaccinations at over 70 locations throughout the state, including some in the Bay Area.
Santa Clara County Extends Eviction Moratorium In Unincorporated Areas Through SeptemberSanta Clara County has passed an eviction moratorium for unincorporated areas of the county as the state's tenant protections are set to expire at the end of the month.
California Reopens: San Francisco Seeks To Have All City Libraries Open By FallAfter a handful of San Francisco public libraries reopened last month for indoor service, city officials announced on Monday plans to reopen more libraries throughout the summer.
Santa Clara County Officials Lift Final COVID-19 Local Health OrderOnce a local epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, Santa Clara County health officials announced Monday they were lifting the final order put into place to stem the tide of the deadly pandemic.
Newsom Wants State To Pay Past Due Rent, Extend Eviction Protections Past JuneWith a possible eviction crisis looming across the nation, Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will pay off all the past-due rent that accumulated in the nation's most populated state because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Pre-Pandemic Saturday Night Vibe Returns To San Francisco Bars, RestaurantsThe sounds of a piano and people socializing filled the lounge at Lion's Den on Wentworth Place in Chinatown Saturday evening. The venue opened in March of this year as the first club in the neighborhood in nearly 45 years.
Santa Clara County Mounts Effort to Boost Vaccination Rate to Reach Herd ImmunityThe Bay Area's largest county is pulling out all the stops to reach herd immunity and offering its residents incentives if they get the COVID-19 vaccine.
San Francisco Nightlife: Not Quite Back to Normal But Getting ThereOn the first Friday of reopening, restaurants were back to full capacity, not just in street-side parklets but in the inviting interiors San Francisco dining is all about.

Coronavirus Video Reports

COVID: NorCal Parents Demand An End To Mask Mandate In SchoolsA group of Sacramento parents is preparing to sue the state to relax school testing and quarantine requirements. Julie Watts tells us more about their efforts to end mask mandates.
COVID Vaccines: CDC Raises Concerns After Rare Reports Of Myocarditis Among TeensA CDC advisory panel found there is a likely association between mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and reports of myocarditis among young people. Health experts say the cases are rare and mild, and stress that the benefits of vaccination outweigh risks. Elizabeth Cook reports. (6/23/21)
Delta Variant of Coronavirus Accounting For One Fifth of Cases NationallySkyler Henry reports on health officials warning about the danger of dominant delta variant of COVID-19 (6-23-2021)
COVID: Pandemic Safety Measures Delay Onset Of Common Childhood IllnessesAs COVID-19 fades and health restrictions loosen, Bay Area pediatrician offices are beginning to fill up. Andria Borba tells us what they are seeing, and why.
COVID: CA Lawmakers Scrambling For A Deal To Extend Eviction MoratoriumThe June 30 deadline for California's eviction moratorium is fast approaching. Devin Fehely talks to Bay Area lawmakers, nervous renters and frustrated landlords.
California Reopens: Bay Area Air Travelers Deal With Full Flights, High PricesAfter a year of COVID-19 restrictions, the familiar complaints of high prices and packed planes have returned to Bay Area airports this summer travel season. Wilson Walker reports. (6/22/21)
South Bay Contractors Struggling to Find Construction Workers for JobsLen Ramirez reports on developers and contractors facing labor shortage with sheer volume of construction work (6-22-2021)
Santa Clara County Lifts Last Remaining COVID RestrictionsDevin Fehely reports on Santa Clara County health officials confirming they are phasing out the final COVID health order, aligning with state rules (6-21-2021)
Santa Clara County Officials Lift Final COVID-19 Local Health OrderAnne Makovec reports on Santa Clara County health officials confirming they are phasing out the final COVID health order, aligning with state rules (6-21-2021)
Biden Administration Tries New Tack to Reach Vaccination GoalThe president plans to hit the road this week for one final push to reach his goal of having 70 percent of adults partially vaccinated by July 4. (6-20-21)
Gov. Newsom Visits Oakland to Promote COVID Relief for Small BusinessesJustin Andrews reports on Gov. Gavin Newsom continuing to promote programs the state has set up to help small businesses still struggling as the state reopens from the pandemic (6-17-2021)
COVID Reopening: Bay Area Business Owners Desperate To Hire WorkersThe June 15 reopening is happening in the midst of a labor shortage. Kiet Do tells us business owners are desperate to hire new workers and what may be keeping some employees from coming back.

KPIX 5 Better Together -- Our Community Cares

Rapping Senior Citizen Dancers Beat Back Asian Hate in San Francisco ChinatownA group of senior citizens in San Francisco's Chinatown are making their own moves against Asian hate crimes with a new rap that's mostly in Cantonese.
Grandparents, Grandkids Share First Hugs Since Pandemic At Palo Alto Retirement CommunityAfter a year of phone calls and zoom meetings, grandparents at a Palo Alto retirement community were finally able to savor a hug from their children and grandchildren.
Oakland Man's Non-Profit Refurbishes Thousands Of Used Computers, Laptops To Help Close Digital DivideAn Oakland man leading a technology nonprofit had a big part in helping close the digital divide among the city's students during the pandemic switch to virtual learning.
Marin County Nonprofit Brings Therapy Dogs to Comfort FirefightersFirefighters aren't the only ones getting ready for what's expected to be a very busy fire season. A San Rafael woman and her dog are hitting the road to bring some comfort and joy to those battling blazes on the frontlines.
East Bay Businesses Donate Proceeds to Support Asian Community OrganizationsSaturday was a day of action in the East Bay, with a call for businesses to stand against hate directed at Asians and Pacific Islanders.
Better Together: Sunnyvale Neighbors Stay Connected With Nightly WaveAt the start of the pandemic many bay area neighbors found ways to stay connected while still remaining physically distanced.
West Contra Costa Unified School District Partners With Non-Profit Conscious Kitchen To Provide Kids Organic MealsAn East Bay school district is working better together in a first-of-its-kind program that it says could be a model for the state and nation.
San Francisco Bayview Restaurateur Provides Community SupportA San Francisco businesswoman is making a difference in her Bayview neighborhood as it deals with a high concentration of coronavirus cases and a growing number of residents with food insecurity.
Formerly Homeless Oakland Man Leads Project To Clean Up EncampmentsAn Oakland resident who was once homeless is now on a mission to clean up homeless encampments in the city and has trained other volunteers to help him in the process.