Homeless Residents Run Bike Business Behind Children's FairylandHomeless encampments have taken over Lake Merritt, Oakland's crown jewel. Behind the gates of Children's Fairyland, one camp turned into a bicycle business.
Tenants Say Renovations Are Pushing Them Out Of Rent-Controlled HousingAs San Francisco cracks down on owner move-in and Ellis Act evictions, tenants rights groups are worried about a new loophole: It’s being called “renoviction."
New Laws Forced Sex Workers Back On SF Streets, Caused 170% Spike In Human TraffickingPolice stats showed a drop in violent crime for San Francisco last year. But there’s one major category that is bucking the trend: Police recorded a 170 percent jump in reports of human trafficking in 2018.
State Task Force Investigating Shady Moving CompaniesMoving out of a home is a major undertaking, even when everything goes smoothly. But more and more often, unscrupulous moving companies are leading to moving nightmares.
Wine Country Vying to Become Major Truffle-Growing RegionNapa and Sonoma may have cracked the code on crafting world-renowned wines. Next up, the Wine Country could be acclaimed for growing some of the rarest and most sought-after delicacies in the world.
CA First Responders Fight 'Frequent Flier' Abuse Of Emergency ServicesFirst responders in California are trying to tackle a crisis that impacts emergency crews across the country: "Frequent fliers" who tie up the system by calling 911 hundreds of times a year.
A Rare Look At The Bay Area's Only Ghost TownGhostly echoes helped tell the tale of a place where its history was, at times, as murky as the San Francisco Bay waters that now threaten it.
California Biobank Stores Every Baby’s DNA; Parents Unaware Of PracticeIf you were born in California after 1983, your DNA may be stored by the government and may even be in the hands of outside researchers.
East Bay Paratransit Shaken Up Following KPIX InvestigationAfter a nine-month KPIX 5 investigation revealed major problems with a local paratransit agency, some changes are finally happening.
A Look Back at 70 Years of KPIX BroadcastingKPIX was the first television station in Northern California and the 49th in the nation. Here's a look back at 70 years of bringing you stories from around the Bay Area and the world.
Oil Tankers May Carry Harmful Tar Sands Through Bay Area WatersOil tankers may one day be carrying tar sands, the heaviest and dirtiest oil on the planet, through Bay Area waters. A spill could send the tar sands sinking to the bottom of the bay, creating health problems for many.
Music Memories Fill Seven Decades of KPIX Broadcast HistoryOn Dec. 22, KPIX officially turns 70 so it's time to get up and dance and sing out loud, as we look back across 70 years of Bay Area music history.