Oakland Scholar Heads To College Seeking To Serve OthersFor many incoming college freshman this summer will be their last at home before heading off to campus, where most will experience freedom and independence for the first time. But for Grace Chu, both are already second nature as self-reliance is a skill she learned early on.
Bay Area Scholars 'Walk the Walk' To Support Community That Helped Them SucceedFor more than 20 years, KPIX 5 has brought viewers the stories of Students Rising Above scholars. These amazing young people have faced incredible challenges on the way to college success and beyond. Recently, the organization held its annual fundraiser, which was also a heartfelt homecoming for some very special SRA alums.
Napa Scholar's Fighting Spirit Has Her Overcoming All ObstaclesClaudia Yanet Garcia has learned not to let anyone or anything hold her back; it's a can-do spirit that shines through in every part of her life, especially when she steps into the ring.
East Bay Scholar Presses On Through Online Learning; Seeks To Serve CommunityMany students are struggling with the stress that comes with online learning, but Miguel Angel Moya is using this time to reflect on how he can serve his community after graduation. Like most college students in California, Moya is spending his freshman year leaning into his computer for hours online. The 18-year-old human biology major is fatigued.
Oakland Lawyer Filling Need For African Americans Seeking Estate, Retirement Planning ServicesVerleana Green discovered that many African Americans don't have estate plans, and when they pass away the assets they do have are often tied up in probate court. Michelle Griego reports.
UC Berkeley Student Learns To Adapt, Stays Engaged With Video-Blogging During Shelter-In-PlaceLike many college kids, Jocelyn Gama is studying online at home, but she's also found a creative way to stay in touch with others as we all shelter in place.
'Root 101' - A New Wine Pairing Experience At WALT's Oxbow Tasting RoomWinemaker Megan Gunderson and Michelin-rated chef Ken Frank talk about 'Root 101,' a new wine experience at WALT Winery's new Oxbow Tasting Room in Napa.
Internationally Acclaimed Mona Golabek's 'The Pianist Of Willesden Lane'Internationally acclaimed concert pianist Mona Golabek talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about her solo show, 'The Pianist of Willesden Lane,' presented by TheatreWorks.
Making Waves Academy Helps Students Navigate The Long Road To CollegeMaking Waves Academy's Director of College and Career Counseling Jon Siapno and pre-nursing student Te'Arie Jackson talk to BAF's Michelle Griego about helping kids navigate the road to college.
Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair Comes To Alameda County FairgroundsThe Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair is happening September 14-15, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
Don't Miss Mezzo Soprano J'Nai Bridges In SF Opera's 'Carmen'Since Georges Bizet's opera 'Carmen' debuted more than a century ago, so many African American divas have taken on the title role of the sexy seductress. Her latest incarnation is mezzo soprano, J'Nai Bridges.
Michelle Griego Goes Onstage, Backstage At HamiltonWe're going to Hamilton! Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego, a true #HamFan gets an exclusive look inside 'the room where it happens,' literally.
Re:THINK Ice Cream... It's Not Only Good, It's Good For YouCEO George Haymaker brings delicious Re:THINK Ice Cream flavors to the set for Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego to taste and explains why Re:THINK is not only good, it's good for you.
'Hers By Chantell' Creates Beautiful, Believable Wigs, Hair Pieces For A Fraction Of The CostCelebrity stylist Chantell Carrtherol brings model Annette Perot with her to Bay Area Focus and talks about her amazingly believable lace-front wigs and hair pieces for women who want a change in style, and others who want them due to hair loss.
BR Goes Onstage, Backstage At HamiltonWe're going to Hamilton! BR's Michelle Griego, a true #HamFan gets an exclusive look inside 'the room where it happens,' literally.