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COVID Mandates: San Francisco Easing Some Indoor COVID Masking Requirements Feb. 1San Francisco health officials announced they will once again allow office workers, gym members and other "stable cohorts" of people remove their COVID masks indoors as of February 1st.
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Oldest Living Aquarium Fish Swims at California Academy of SciencesMethuselah is a 4-foot-long, 40-pound Australian lungfish and she (he?) is likely the oldest aquarium fish in the world. Andria Borba reports. (1-27-22)
Health Experts Warn COVID Rapid Tests Are Less Reliable Than PCRHealth experts are warning that rapid antigen tests may not be detecting the omicron variant as well as past variants and are giving false negatives in people who are infected with COVID-19. Maria Cid Medina reports. (1-27-22)
San Francisco Easing Some Indoor COVID Mask Requirements Feb. 1San Francisco health officials announced Thursday they will again allow office workers, gym members and other 'stable cohorts' of people remove their COVID masks indoors next Tuesday. Andria Borba reports. (1-27-22)
San Francisco Bayview District Native Unites Faith-Based Community to Help OthersJefferson Awards Silver Medalist - Veronica Shepard uses her connections to rally the faith-based community to make sure underserved African Americans live healthier lives.
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San Francisco's 'Mayor of The Mission' Helps Feed People Struggling To Survive During PandemicThe San Francisco man dubbed the Mayor of Mission District is known for protesting evictions and being a driving force behind the Carnaval parade and festival, which KPIX 5 sponsors. But that is not the only reason why he is this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Peninsula Woman’s Nonprofit Helps Battle Extreme Poverty In Bay Area, Around The GlobeJefferson Awards Silver Medalist - Peninsula woman Delfarib Fanaie is helping make a difference in the battle against extreme poverty in the Bay Area and around the globe.
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San Jose Schools to Allow Cops Back on CampusesThe San Jose Unified School District is set to temporarily allow police officers back on campus during school hours while the district works to craft a more permanent policy. Kiet Do reports. (1-27-22)
Tax Season Begins as IRS Impacted by Lingering Pandemic ProblemsTax season is looking very different this year and there are some simple steps to avoid wasting your time. Kenny Choi reports. (1-27-22)
Friday Evening First Alert WeatherChief meteorologist Paul Heggen has the Bay Area microclimate forecast. (1-27-22)
Talking COVID: SF Eases Indoor Mask RulesRyan Yamamoto talks with Dr. George Rutherford about the current trends in COVID infections and newly- eased mask requirements in San Francisco. (1-27-22)
SF Police Double Reward for Info on 1970s Serial Killer 'The Doodler'San Francisco police announced Thursday they've doubled the reward for information leading to the Doodler's identification, arrest and conviction. Wilson Walker reports. (1-27-22)
49ers Fans Targeted by Ticket ScammersScammers are zeroing in on this weekend's NFC Championship game and it's a warning for anyone hoping to score last-minute tickets. Len Ramirez reports. (1-27-22)
Injured Resident Rescued From Fire at East Bay Senior FacilityNeighbors helped with a rescue as flames swept through senior apartments in Pleasant Hill. Shawn Chitnis reports (1-27-22)
Raw Video: Scene of Fire at Pleasant Hill Senior Living FacilityA two-alarm fire burned at a senior living facility in Pleasant Hill Thursday afternoon, with firefighters rescuing a victim trapped on a second-floor balcony.
Mayor London Breed Ready For Sunday's NFC Title GameVern Glenn sits down with San Francisco Mayor London Breed ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship game.

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