Flaring at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond Tuesday afternoon sent a large plume of black smoke into the sky that could be seen across the Bay Area. (8/10/21)
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Locals Gather Supplies to Be Sent to Tonga After Massive EruptionJocelyn Moran reports on Bay Area efforts to collect relief supplies for Tonga following destructive eruption (1-18-2022)
Oakland Unified Faces Latest Student Protests Over Omicron Safety ConcernsJustin Andrews reports on continuing student and teacher sickouts to protest Oakland Unified COVID safety measures (1-18-2022)
Feds Launch Website Distributing Free At-Home COVID Testing KitsLen Kiese reports on the early beta launch of a federal government website where you can sign up for free at-home COVID test kits (1-18-2022)
Talking Tsunami: USGS Scientist on Tonga Volcano EruptionKPIX 5's Brian Hackney spoke with USGS volcanologist Wendy Stovall about the unusual submarine volcanic eruption near Tonga that sent tsunami waves across the Pacific. (1-15-22)
Tuesday Morning Weather Forecast with Darren Peck1/18/21
Vigil Planned for Michelle Go, Bay Area Woman Killed In New York CityA candlelight vigil for Michelle Go, a Bay Area woman killed in New York City after being pushed in front of a subway train, will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in San Francisco's Portsmouth Square. Jocelyn Moran reports.
Oakland Students Plan Boycott Over Omicron Safety ConcernsHundreds of students in the Oakland Unified School District were ready to boycott classes on Tuesday. Organizers say their demands to safely return students to school amid the Omicron surge haven’t been met. Justin Andrews reports.
SF Woman Finds Her Missing License Plate on Identical Car Stolen From Another ResidentA San Francisco woman who had her front license plate stolen off her car uncovered much more than her property when she went searching for it on Monday. Betty Yu reports.
Bay Area Woman Tracks Her Stolen License Plate To Identical Stolen CarA Bay Area woman launched her own investigation after someone stole her license plate and started racking up parking tickets. Betty Yu tells us what she found.
COVID: Oakland Students Call For Boycott Over District's Handling Of Omicron SurgeIn Oakland, students were planning a school-wide boycott to show their frustration with the District's handling of the Omicron surge. Andrea Nakano has more on their concerns.
COVID: Wastewater Analysis May Indicate Omicron Outbreak Has PeakedThe Omicron surge positivity rate has hit a two-week low. Maria Cid Medina talked to Santa Clara County health experts who say wastewater analysis may also indicate the outbreak is on the decline.
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Bay Area Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebrations were impacted by the pandemic. Shawn Chitnis shows us how people around the Bay Area honored the late civil rights leader.
COVID: Unions Push Back On New Rules For Health Care Workers Who Test Positive For CoronavirusNew state guidelines allow healthcare workers who test postive for COVID-19, but are asymptomatic, to come back to work. Kenny Choi tells us the new rules are getting pushback from unions.
Fremont Woman Killed in New York After Being Shoved In Front of Approaching Subway TrainA Bay Area woman was killed in New York City over the weekend after being shoved in front of a subway train. Juliette Goodrich reports.
Bay Area Relatives Get Message Of Hope From TongaA family got a message of hope from Tonga after massive underground volcano triggered a tsunami and wiped out the island nation's communications infrastructure. John Ramos talked to Bay Area HAM radio operator trying to help.
Raw Video: Aerial View of Police Standoff in South San JoseA man brandishing knives and having a mental health crisis was in custody following an hours-long standoff with police in The Woods area of South San Jose Monday.
Dozens Of Cars Broken Into At Fremont Apartment Complex Parking LotMore than 30 people woke up to shattered glass outside their car at Fremont's Mission Peak Apartments Monday morning after someone rampaged through the parking lot overnight. Andria Borba reports.
Valero Donates 40,000 to Food Bank of Contra Costa and SolanoScott Anderson, Valero John Calender, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Hundreds March In D.C. On MLK Day To Urge Senate To Pass Voting Rights BillHundreds marched in Washington D.C. on Monday for voting rights. Senate Democrats will take up the bill protecting voting rights on Tuesday, but as Skyler Henry reports, it is almost certain to fail.
Omicron Surge Testing Americans' Faith in Biden Adminstration's Handling of COVID PandemicThe omicron surge has brought about a loss of faith from some Americans in President Biden's ability to handle the pandemic. CBS reporter Natalie Brand has the new poll numbers.
49er Faithful Still Feeling Afterglow of Dallas' DemiseThe Dallas Cowboys were hoping for a white-out and a win over the 49ers, but they didn't get either. Len Ramirez reports.