A desalination plant outside Antioch is set to start operation in a couple years but previous California cities' experiences with de-salted seawater are mixed. Brian Hackney reports. (7-1-21)
Experts Claim Real Christmas Trees Positively Impact HealthIn the age old question on whether to buy a real or a fake Christmas tree for the holidays, experts say the choice could have an impact on one's mental health. Kenny Choi reports. (12/8/21)
COVID: UC Expert Encouraged By Pfizer Data On Booster Shots Against OmicronAs the Omciron variant of COVID-19 spreads, a UC Berkeley expert tells KPIX 5 that he is encouraged by data from Pfizer on the effectiveness of booster shots against the variant. Katie Nielsen reports. (12/8/21)
New Mayor Of Foster City Makes HistoryFoster City just made history after the city council unanimously appointed a minority woman as mayor for the first time in the community's 50 year history. Maria Cid Medina reports. (12/8/21)
PIX NowKPIX 5 Evening News headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021.
Oakland Business Owners Struggle to Recover from Pandemic Amid Crime UptickWilson Walker reports on business owners in Oakland hopeful increase to police staffing will curb rampant retail crime (12-8-2021)
Half Moon Bay Businesses Complain About Traffic Problems Caused by PG&E WorkKiet Do reports on PG&E construction along Highway 92 causing massive traffic back-ups into Half Moon Bay (12-8-2021)
Bargain-Priced Home Available in Mountain View Mobile Home ParkJohn Ramos reports the real estate bargain that just had its price lowered in Mountain View (12-8-2021)
Group Pushes California To Become Abortion Sanctuary If Roe Vs. Wade Is OverturnedAs the Supreme Court weighs a case that could overturn the Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion, a group is urging the state to become a sanctuary for women in other states who are seeking the procedure. Andria Borba reports. (12/8/21)
Jefferson Award Winner: Capt. Herman BarahonaThis week's Jefferson Award winner is a fire captain that leads the way to make sure no child in central San Mateo County child is left out when it comes to holiday gifts this season. Sharon Chin reports. (12/8/21)
Legal Analysis: Retired Judge LaDoris Cordell Weighs in on Scott Peterson ResentencingRetired Superior Court Judge LaDoris Cordell weighs in on resentencing of Scott Peterson (12-8-2021)
Instagram Head Faces Sharp Questions From Senators Amid Anger Over Possible Harm To Young UsersInstagram CEO Adam Mosseri was called to testify in front of a U.S. Senate panel and faced sharp questioning about the app and its potential negative impact on young users. Michael George reports. (12/8/21)
Maxim Integrated Donates Over $172,000 To Second Harvest Of Silicon ValleyVivek Jain, VP / Maxim Integrated Cat Cvengros / Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (12/8/21)
Prosecution and Defense Rest in Holmes TrialLen Ramirez reports on the testimony phase of the Elizabeth Holmes trial coming to an end, and when jury delibration is expected to begin. (12/8/2021)
Weather ReportPaul Heggen reports on rain ahead in the Bay Area weather forecast. (12/8/2021)
New Data Shows Pfizer COVID Vaccine Effective Against Omicron VariantNatalie Brand reports on new data about effectiveness of Pfizer COVID vaccine (12-8-2021)
Scott Peterson Resentenced to Life Without Parole for Murder of Laci Peterson and Their Unborn SonMax Darrow reports on emotional testimony during the resentencing of Scott Peterson for killing Laci Peterson and their unborn son Connor (12-8-2021)
Statistics Show Epidemic Of Car Break-Ins Getting Worse In San FranciscoCar break-ins are so common in San Francisco, no one seems to notice them. Betty Yu looked at the data and found one neighborhood where there are almost 30 break-ins a day.
Scott Peterson Resentenced To Life Without ParoleUnder the glaring eyes of Laci Peterson’s family, convicted killer Scott Peterson was resentenced by a San Mateo County Superior Court judge to life in prison without parole in the 2002 slaying of his wife and the couple’s unborn son, Connor. Justin Andrews reports.
PIX NowWednesday noon news update from KPIX 5
Patelco Credit Union Donates $10,000 to the Food Bank of Contra Costa & SolanoErin Mendez, CEO, Patelco Credit Union Melissa Morgan, Patelco Credit Union Wendy Haller, Patelco Credit Union Food Bank Spokesperson: John Calender, Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano
Scott Peterson Returning To San Mateo County Courtroom Wednesday For Re-SentencingScott Peterson is scheduled to be resentenced to life in prison Wednesday, more than 17 years after he was sentenced to death and more than a year after his sentence was overturned on appeal by the California Supreme Court. Justin Andrews reports.
Wednesday Morning Weather Forecast with Mary Lee12/8/21