'Home Hardening' Seen As Next Level Protection In Age Of Constant WildfiresWith more devastating wildfires in the last several years in California, homeowners are doing much more to increase their chances of saving their homes from burning down.
Muni Transit Supervisor On Leave After Investigation Revealed Public Safety ConcernsA transit supervisor for Muni is now on administrative leave following a KPIX 5 investigation in which a whistleblower said favoritism in training was putting public safety at risk.
East Bay Clinic's Unapproved Stem Cell Therapy, Marketing Practices Draw ScrutinyA growing number of elderly and disabled Americans are looking for relief from pain in the promising new field of stem cell therapy. But many clinics are offering therapies that have not yet been shown to be safe or effective.
Netflix 'Tales Of The City' Reboot Set For Pride Month DebutA groundbreaking series of novels which feature LGBTQ themes and a San Francisco landmark are getting renewed interest during Pride month with the debut of a new miniseries on Netflix.
San Jose Students Vie for $1 Million Prize for Ocean ResearchA group of students from Valley Christian High School in San Jose are on their way to Monaco. They'll find out if they've won a $1 million prize in an international competition to invent new ways to map the ocean floor.
Homeowners Fear Losing Property Over 'Managed Retreat' Policies To Address Sea Level RiseBy 2100, the U.S. Geological Survey predicts some 600,000 homes will be at risk of flooding. While the state Coastal Commission wants to let nature take its course, homeowners are fighting back.
U.S.-China Trade War Drying Up Wine Exports From Napa ValleyThe U.S. trade war with China is drying up wine exports from Napa Valley. Some wineries reporting sales to China have hit rock bottom as a new round of tariffs are expected on June 1.
Repair Of Iconic '60s Era Synthesizer Turns Into Long, Strange Trip For EngineerFor years, an urban legend circulated online and in documentaries purporting how part of a groundbreaking musical instrument -- versions which are stored at a Bay Area university and other institutions -- was dipped in LSD.
Inside TransTime Cryonics Facility: Bodies Frozen, Awaiting A Future ReawakeningIt is the stuff of science fiction and Hollywood movies. The promise: upon your death, your body is frozen until some future medical breakthrough restores you to full health.
Go Behind-The-Scenes, Onstage, Backstage With The Stars Of 'Hamilton'After months of mystery, SHN Orpheum Theatre opened its doors and invited KPIX 5 anchor and #1 Hamilton Fan Michelle Griego for a tour onstage and backstage, and a look inside ‘The Room Where It Happens,’ literally.
Whistleblowers Claim Bay Area Air Quality Management District Improperly Disposed Of RecordsThe agency in charge of protecting the air in the Bay Area has long been criticized by local activists for protecting polluters instead. Now, two former employees say they believe they have new evidence to support that accusation.
SF Tenants Say Non-Stop Renovations To Rent-Control Property Amount To Eviction HarassmentIt’s not an easy job to get tenants on rent control to leave a building. In fact, in the past few years San Francisco has passed even stricter eviction laws. But more than 100 tenants of the city’s biggest landlord tell us they think he’s trying to annoy them into self-eviction.
Brake-Slamming BART Turn In Oakland Is The Result Of An Old Political FavorThe tight, brake-slamming BART turn beneath the streets of downtown Oakland is the result of a 1960s political favor that changed BART's original design.
Therapy Gives New Hope For Patients with Alzheimer's DiseaseA Bay Area doctor is taking a controversial approach Alzheimer's disease and claims that -- through personalized therapy -- the cognitive decline associated with the disease can be reversed in some cases.
Van Ness Construction Woes Prompt Landlord To Sue Japanese Internment Camp SurvivorDelays and construction issues for the Van Ness Improvement project have led to financial hardships for small business owners, including a WWII Japanese internment camp survivor.