Governor Newsom called on CHP officers to help patrol malls and freeways in an effort to stop smash and grab retail robberies. Maria Medina asked shoppers if they feel safe.
Marin Brewing Company Shutting Down After 3 Decades Due To Pandemic StrugglesThe Marin Brewing Company is closing at the end of the month, after the owner cited continuing pandemic struggles became too much to bear. Katie Nielsen reports. (1/19/22)
Queen Of The Valley Hospital Workers Stage Picket Over Pandemic Staffing, Pay IssuesWorkers at the Queen of the Valley Medical Center were out picketing Wednesday night, claiming Napa County's largest hospital is severely understaffed and that they’re underpaid. Andrea Nakano reports. (1/19/22)
Suspect In Attempted Carjacking Killed In Shootout With San Jose PoliceA man suspected of stealing a vehicle and then attempting to carjack a second car was killed in a shootout with San Jose police officers in the city's Rose Garden neighborhood Wednesday night. Maria Cid Medina reports. (1/19/22)
San Jose Could Become Home To Cricket StadiumOne of the world's most popular sports, a stadium made for cricket could soon be built on the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds site in San Jose. Kiet Do reports. (1/19/22)
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Levee Project Launched to Protect Flood-Prone South Bay Community of AlvisoDevin Fehely reports on ground breaking for new levee project designed to prevent future flooding in the South Bay (1-19-2022)
State Attorney General Opens Civil Rights Investigation into Santa Clara County Sheriff's OfficeMax Darrow reports on California Attorney General launching an investigation into the conduct of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office (1-19-2022)
COVID: California Cases Drop Slightly Amid Omicron Surge; Experts Say Distinction In Hospitalization Numbers ImportantNew numbers from California state health officials Wednesday show COVID-19 cases are going down slightly. Meanwhile, experts say the distinction between patients hospitalized for COVID-19, versus with COVID is more critical during the omicron surge. Kenny Choi reports. (1/19/22)
Pandemic Driving More People to Work Remotely From Rental PropertiesThe pandemic has made it possible for many employees to work from just about anywhere. As Michael George reports, a lot of them are staying longer in rentals, like Airbnb.
Possible Explosive Device Outside Oakland Federal Building Turns Out To Be Elaborate HoaxA device that looked like a pipe bomb placed by someone near a federal building in downtown Oakland Wednesday was determined to be an elaborate hoax device. Katie Nielsen reports.
North Bay Doctor Helps Make Medicine More Accessible in Rural GuatemalaSharon Chin reports on a Bay Area doctor who is changing how people in Guatemala receive medical care (1-19-2022)
Wednesday Night Weather Forecast With Paul HeggenExpect fog, dense in some areas late Wednesday into Thursday. Conditions will remain dry for the next several days, with high winds possible on Friday and Saturday. Paul Heggen has the forecast. (1/19/22)
San Francisco Opens New Service Center For People in Need in TenderloinIt's a major part of San Francisco Mayor London Breed's emergency declaration to tackle problems in the city's Tenderloin district. Wilson Walker reports on a new service officially open to start helping people.
President Biden Discusses Progress with Agenda as Administration Marks First YearSkyler Henry reports on President Biden trying to put a positive spin on recent setbacks as he marks his first year in office (1-19-2022)
Stanford COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Mandate Faces Pushback As Deadline LoomsSome students at Stanford University are pushing back on a COVID-19 vaccine booster mandate as the school sets a January 31 deadline to receive the shot. Andria Borba reports. (1/19/22)
San Jose Faces Alarming Spike in Fatal Traffic AccidentsLen Ramirez reports on San Jose police investigate fatal accident that left two pedestrians dead Tuesday evening (1-19-2022)
Raw Video: Press Conference on Possible Explosive Device Outside Oakland Federal BuildingAuthorities were investigating a possible explosive device near a federal building in downtown Oakland Wednesday, forcing evacuations and street closures.
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Search Underway For Aggressive Mountain Lion In Belmont NeighborhoodJustin Andrews reports on search for a mountain lion that killed a second mountain lion on the Peninsula (1-19-2022)
State Attorney General Opens Civil Rights Investigation into Santa Clara County Sheriff's OfficeJocelyn Moran reports on California AG Bonta announcing an investigation into the conduct of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office (1-19-2022)
A's Future: Key planning meeting set for Wednesday on the A's Howard Terminal Ball Park planOakland planning commission set up for vote on Howard Terminal ball park environmental impact report
Flight Disruptions: 5G Rollout Will Impact Flights Out Of SFOTravel experts warn that Wednesday could see significant flight disruptions, as Emirates, ANA, Japan Airlines and Air India announced suspension of service to several US cities
TODAY'S Forecast: The latest forecast from the KPIX 5 weather teamTemperatures soaring into the 60s