With Subdued Festivities, San Francisco Celebrates 50 Years of PrideIn San Francisco's Castro District, the 50th Pride celebration this year was supposed to be one big party. Then the world changed. John Ramos reports. (6-27-20)
SF Public Works Apologizes For Painting Over Black Lives Matter Mural On Bernal RockA city public works department apologized for painting over a Black Lives Matter mural on a boulder high atop a hill overlooking Bernal Heights. Bernal Rock has become the center of a tug of war between neighbors.
California Movie Theatres To Reopen Under Strict COVID-19 GuidelinesMovie theatres In some parts of California got the green light to reopen but will the new safety measures be enough to draw people back to the big screen? Tina Patel gives us a look at what cinemas will look like during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Remembering Bay Area Legacy of Playwright, AIDS Activist Larry KramerThe Bay Area impact of award-winning playwright, LGBT-rights activist and leader in the national fight against AIDS discrimination, Larry Kramer, who died last week, is recalled by Dr. Anthony Fauci, former KPIX anchor Hank Plante and others. (5-31-20)
Alameda County Fair Livestock Auction Goes Virtual In Era Of COVID-19The Alameda County Fair is the largest in the Bay Area and its also a victim of COVID-19. Along with the cancellation, comes questions about what will happen to all the farm animals that are normally shown and then auctioned off. John Ramos shows us an unusual solution.
'Young Sheldon' Star Iain Armitage Talks About His Shelter-In-Place Routine Ahead Of Season FinaleIain Armitage, star of CBS comedy 'Young Sheldon,' spoke to KPIX 5 reporter Gianna Franco about what he's been doing during the shelter-in-place order and shows off some additional skills besides acting. 'Young Sheldon' season finale airs Thursday evening on CBS.
Socially-Distanced San Franciscans Join Tony Bennett Virtually to Sing 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco'The city by the bay's favorite adopted son led a virtual singalong of his “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” classic Saturday to raise spirits and salute caregivers during the coronavirus outbreak. John Ramos reports. (4-25-20)
Members Of Bay Area Metal Band Death Angel Recall Battle to Survive COVID-19Death Angel drummer Will Carroll was in a coma for days and tells KPIX 5's Betty Yu he thought he was dead and could see the face of the devil. (4-19-20)
Would-Be '4/20' Celebrants Warned to Stay Away From Golden Gate Park MondayThe billowing clouds of marijuana smoke and hordes of people typically seen in Golden Gate Park on April 20 won’t be there this year. Jackie Ward reports. (4-19-20)
Norcal Man Creates Delightfully Nutty Squirrel Tables During COVID-19 Stay Home OrderA Rocklin man is trying to spread joy to his neighbors and help out wildlife at the same time during the COVID-19 stay at home order. Dina Kupfer shows us his delightfully nutty squirrel tables.
Don't Miss The Mystery Of Edwin Drood At Foothill Music TheareActor John Mannion talks to Bay Area Focus about Foothill Music Theatre's production of 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood,' where every night, the audience decides how the play will end.
Bay Area Talk Show Host Toan Lam Talks About 'The Toan Lam Show'Talk show host Toan Lam loves telling other people's stories. He stopped by Bay Area Focus to talk about his latest project, 'The Toan Lam Show.'
Meet Warriors Chase Arena Host Crystal LeeFormer Miss California Crystal Lee is the Warriors new in-arena host. Lee talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the Dubs, her career, and the launch of her new lifestyle show, 'Destination.'
Don't Miss Grammy Award-Winning Violinist Madds Tolling At Yoshi'sGrammy Award-winning violinist Madds Tolling stopped by the studio to talk with Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about his upcoming gig at Yoshi's. As a special treat, Madds performed live.
Violins Of Hope Tour Showcases Instruments Played During The HolocaustProducer Patricia Kristof Moy talks to Michelle Griego about 'Violins of Hope,' a powerful show touring San Francisco showcasing a collection of violins from the Holocaust.
South Bay Residents Grapple With Business Falloff as 'New Normal' in Coronavirus EraSanta Clara County is imposing restrictions on gatherings of 35 to 100 people, ensuring organizers have a six-foot distance between attendees, that they prevent the attendance of anyone with sickness, fever, or symptoms, and additional guidelines. Maria Medina reports. (3-13-20)
SF Lawmakers Push To Ban Large Gatherings In Effort To Contain CoronavirusSan Francisco lawmakers were getting aggressive in hopes to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Andria Borba tells us about their latest push to ban large gatherings.
Don't Miss 'Black In Space: Breaking The Color Barrier'Don't miss 'Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier,' a new documentary on the Smithsonian Channel about black astronauts and the space race. BR's Jan Mabry met director Laurens Grant and Smithsonian curator Cathleen Lewis at a special screening at Google's X Moonshot Factory.
Coronavirus Impacts South Bay Cinequest Film FestivalThe Cinequest Film Festival in the South Bay is hitting the pause button because of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, Wilson Walker reports other Bay Area events are going on as planned.
Raw Video: Cinequest Week 2 Postponed Due to Coronavirus ConcernsAt a news briefing on Saturday morning in San Jose, Cinequest co-founder Halfdan Hussey said the second week of the film, media and technology festival would be re-scheduled for August. (3-6-20)
Actor Jon Steiger Gives Insight On Role In 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' AdaptationJon Steiger sits down with Anne to talk about to adaption of J.K. Rowling's book, Harry Potter and the Cursed child into a play. Steiger talks about how he became part of the cast and what to expect about the play.
Filmmaker Cali Gilbert Talks About Her Award-Winning Film 'Invisible'Award winning filmmaker Cali Gilbert talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about her new film, "Invisible," winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival.
Photographer Matt Herron Recalls The Historic March On SelmaBR's Jan Mabry talks to photographer Matt Herron about his work chronicling the historic March on Selma, in 1965. He recounts his work with Martin Luther King, SNCC, and shares personal stories about the everyday people he met along the way as they battled to desegregate the South and give black people the right to vote.
San Francisco Native Johnny Mathis Brings New Tour to Bay AreaWhat were the chances Johnny Mathis would still be touring 64 years after recording his first album? Sharon Chin reports. (2-28-20)