Catalytic converter thefts have hit an epidemic high in the Bay Area. Kenny Choi shows us why these car parts are worth so much money and reveals the vicious cycle of illegal sellers, buyers and middlemen.
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Back In Jail: 'Prolific' San Francisco Retail Theft Suspect Back In Jail After New ArrestA woman, released on zero bail after being arrested for 120 alleged incidents involving thefts from the Target at Stonestown Galleria, was back in custody Monday after a new arrest.
Pleasanton's Candy Cane Lane Spreading Holiday Cheer Since 1953More than two dozen neighbors have been spreading holiday cheer for decades. Katie Nielsen take down Candy Cane Lane in Pleasanton.
East Bay Prosecutor Weighs In On Retail Crime WaveThe retail crime wave sweeping the Bay Area has residents wondering when it will stop. Andrea Nakano talked to an East Bay prosecutor who has ideas on where to start.
Safeway Installs Barriers To Deter Thefts At Store In San FranciscoShoplifting has gotten so bad at the Safeway in the Castro District the store is taking drastic action. Betty Yu show us the new barriers installed to deter thieves.
New Report Questions Need For More Police Officers In OaklandThe Oakland City Council will vote on Tuesday whether to add more police officers amid rising homicide numbers. Kenny Choi tells us a group opposing the increase says there is no staffing shortage.
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Original Report: Pandemic Pets Left Home Alone As Owners Head Back To WorkOne-in-five Bay Area households welcomed a new dog or cat during the pandemic. Anne Makovec tells us, in this KPIX Original Report, they may soon be home alone and owners are scrambling to find pet sitters as they return to the office.
Police, Prosecutors Insist Retail Theft Crackdown Is Yielding ResultsSan Francisco police say they're dealing with criminals who are guilty of much more than just property crimes, that they are making arrests, and those investigations will continue. Shawn Chitnis reports.
Push For Tougher Penalties For Targeted Attacks On TV News Crews, JournalistsAfter a security guard was killed in Oakland protecting a local television news crew, Kiet Do tells us lawmakers are pushing for toughing penalties for criminals who target journalists.
COVID, Homeless Encampments Are Final Straws For School In San Jose's Little Italy NeighborhoodSan Jose's Little Italy neighborhood is the latest community to run into problems from the combination of COVID and nearby homeless camps. Len Ramirez reports.
Bay Area Sees Population Explosion Of Feral CatsA lack of spay-and-neuter services in the Bay Area during the pandemic may be behind an explosion in the population of feral cats. John Ramos reports. (12/6/21)
Monday Night Weather Forecast With Paul HeggenExpect showers to develop Monday night, with the heaviest rain falling overnight. Conditions will remain damp for the Tuesday morning commute, but skies should begin clearing by midday. Paul Heggen has the forecast. (12/6/21)
North Bay Water Officials Warn More Storms Needed To Make Progress Against DroughtThe effects of October's massive rainfall appear to be fading, as water officials warn that much more rain is needed to make progress against the state's ongoing drought. Wilson Walker reports. (12/6/21)
Food for Bay Area Families - Delta Dental Donates to Alameda County Community Food BankKenzie Ferguson, Delta Dental and Regi Young Executive Director of the Alameda County Community Food Bank
COVID: More Contra Costa Co. Restaurants Allegedly Not Checking Vaccine CardsSome restaurants in Contra Costa County were accused of breaking COVID-19 rules by not checking vaccine cards at the door. Andria Borba reports some lawmakers want to hold them accountable.
New COVID Rules Rolled Out In Response to Omicron VariantWhile the delta strain of COVID-19 remains dominant, several mild cases of the omicron variant have popped up in more than a dozen states. Skyler Henry reports.
New COVID Testing Rules for International Travelers to U.S. Go Into EffectInternational travelers will need a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours before their flight to the U.S, regardless of vaccination status and regardless of nationality. Jocelyn Moran reports.
Parents of Accused Michigan School Shooter Deny Running From AuthoritiesNew questions today about what happened hours before last week's deadly high school shooting in Michigan. Right now, the parents of the shooter are in jail charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter. Michael George reports from Pontiac.
Food for Bay Area Families: St. Francis High School Donates to Second Harvest of Silicon ValleyMaddie LaForge, Saint Francis High School, Cat Cvengros, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley