16 Years Of Hiking Fees While Water District Pays Meter Readers $100,000 SalariesBay Area residents are facing steep water rate hikes as California's drought stretches into a fourth year. In one small East Bay water district, a resident said it’s the lavish spending habits of an old boy’s network that is making their bill go up.
Immigrants Get Student Visas From Colleges But Never Attend ClassIf you want to come to the United States and get a job, it’s a well-known secret that a student visa is the easy ticket in, and all you need is $20,000 to enroll in the right university.
Operation Babylift: 40 Years After Bay Area Opened Arms To Vietnam's Orphans, Historic Sites Hidden In Plain SightHarmon Hall now sits vacant and locked up just across Old Mason Street from the former military air field. But in 1975 it was the first U.S. home for orphaned children from the war, including three little girls who reflected on their 40 year journey with KPIX 5.
Bay Area Forever Changed As Planeful Of Babies From Saigon Lands During Live Broadcast 40 Years AgoIn a first-ever breaking news moment captured live on television, the Bay Area saw history in the making, as a region's identity and place in history was forever changed in the first of several flights filled with babies.
Town Of Clearlake Takes Center Stage In Emotional Battle Over Medical Marijuana Cultivation BanThe town of Clearlake in Lake County is now center stage in an emotional legal battle over medical marijuana, and patients say a complete ban on all cultivation is putting lives at risk, and are filing a suit to stop it.
Bay Area Medical Marijuana Clinics Allegedly Run By Organized Criminal Enterprise Still RunningSeven suspects, including two doctors, have been charged so far. Despite the serious criminal allegations, we found the operation hasn't slowed down.
Black Market Bars Selling Booze Popping Up In Bay Area Homes, GaragesIt looks like any other house on the block, but inside police say it’s the modern day version of a speakeasy, selling something called summer coolers.
Tax Forms For 4,500 Covered California Enrollees Still Missing, Weeks Before DeadlineLast month, KPIX 5 reported on the problems Covered California has had issuing tax forms to people who bought insurance on the state-run exchange. Now, tax forms for thousands of customers are still missing.
Families Of 5 San Francisco Men Who Mysteriously Disappeared Seek AnswersHow can you just disappear without a trace? It's a mystery, but it's been happening with increasing frequency in San Francisco. That has the families of some of the missing wondering about foul play.
Lab In Berkeley Accidentally Discovers Solution To Fix Color BlindnessFor millions of Americans, a world without seeing color is reality. A solution for color blindness has been developed in a Bay Area lab.
Bay Area Home To Elite Training Ground For Professional Video GamersGeoff Robinson is a veteran of the world of StarCraft. The 29-year-old can spend up to 12 hours a day scouting the enemy. Back on Earth, he's getting paid for this.
Number Of Teens Tried As Adults Skyrocketing In Santa Clara CountyA 14-year-old San Jose gang member could spend life in prison if convicted of attempted murder. He is among the growing number of teens who are being tried as adults.
Covered California Sends Out Nearly 100,000 Tax Forms Containing Errors, Others Deal With Missing FormsTens of thousands of people who buy their health insurance through Covered California will get an unpleasant surprise when they file taxes this year.
How An Oakland Man Created The Nation's First Cat CafeThe country's first caffeine-infused cat cafe is keeping busy in downtown Oakland.
Prosecutors Allege Organized Crime Running Chain Of Northern California Medical Marijuana ClinicsThe alleged owner of a chain of medical marijuana clinics faces criminal charges in one of the first cases of its kind in the state. Prosecutors said it's a criminal enterprise, a prescription mill generating millions of dollars, with most of the money laundered and sent overseas.