Governor Newsom's lifted California's shelter-in-place order on Monday, and while the move is good for business, Andrea Borba tells us, not everyone is on board.
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COVID Business: Reopening Relief Tempered By Fears Of Rising Cases, HospitalizationsGovernor Newsom's lifted California's shelter-in-place order on Monday, and while the move is good for business, Andrea Borba tells us, not everyone is on board.
Team Coverage: California Lifts COVID Stay-At-Home OrderCiting increased ICU capacity and improved case numbers, state officials lifted the stay-at-home order on Monday. Allen Martin reports on the state's decision. Juliette Goodrich reports on how East Bay restaurants are preparing to resume outdoor dining. (1/25/21)
Stymied Claimants Call Out Identity Service Hired by EDD to Fight FraudIt recently suspended benefits to millions to combat fraud. Now, many claimaints tell KPIX that getting re-verified is a job in itself. Kenny Choi reports. (1-21-21)
PG&E Tests New Wildfire-Detection Powerline Tech in CalistogaPG&E has chosen Calistoga to test cutting-edge wildfire-prevention technology for the first time in North America. Don Ford reports. (1-21-21)
EDD Fraud: Bank of America Hit With Class-Action SuitA class action suit has been filed against Bank of America for its role in the widespread fraud involving California Employment Development Department (EDD) debit cards. Kenny Choi reports. (1-15-21)
First-Time Unemployment Claims on the RiseNationwide 965,000 people filed first-time unemployment claims last week. In California the number was 181,600 new claims, up 20,600 from the week before. Allen Martin reports. (1-14-21)
First Dungeness Crabs Of 2021 Arrive In San Francisco After Season DelayedAfter a nearly two-month delay, crab season has officially started, with the first catch started arriving into Pier 45 in San Francisco on Wednesday night. Andrea Nakano reports. (1/13/21)
Project Home: Proposed Tax On Large Corporations Seeks To Address California Homelessness CrisisA proposal introduced in California's legislature seeks to address California's worsening homelessness crisis by taxing large corporations. Susie Steimle reports. (1/13/21)
Berkeley Council Considers Banning Most Gas, Diesel Car Sales By 2027Looking to cut greenhouse gas emissions, leaders in Berkeley are seeking to sharply reduce the number of gas and diesel vehicles sold in the city. Katie Nielsen reports. (1/13/21)
Emails Reveal EDD, Bank Of America At Odds Over How To Resolve Fraud Victims' ClaimsDespite assurances from California's Employment Development Department (EDD) and Bank of America that they are working together to fight fraud, Kenny Choi tells us that emails between EDD and Bank of America obtained by KPIX 5 show the two are not on the same page.
Social Media Crackdown After Capitol Siege Stokes Free Speech DebateNumerous tech companies and social media giants have cracked down following last week's siege at the U.S. Capitol. Jeff Nguyen reports on law experts who said the companies are well within their rights to do so. CNET editor Ian Sherr also weighs in on the impact on the companies. (1/11/21)
Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump AccountTwitter announced Friday afternoon it has permanently suspended the account of President Donald Trump over concerns his tweets could incite violence. Ken Bastida reports. (1-8-21)
COVID Relief: Many Small Businesses Still Waiting For First Round Of Pandemic ReliefGovernor Newsom is set to unveil his budget on Friday which includes relief for small businesses. But as Betty Yu reports, some local business owners haven't received the relief money that was already promised to them.
Educators Will Be First In Line For New Affordable Housing Project In AlamedaTeachers will among the first on the rollcall for a new affordable housing project in Alameda. Don Ford reports educators will have priority access at the new Roseville Village.
Young Girl Fatally Struck By Vehicle At San Jose Used Car DealershipAuthorities in the South Bay are investigating an incident Wednesday where a young girl was struck and killed by a vehicle being unloaded from a car carrier at a San Jose dealership, police said. Andrea Nakano reports. (12/30/20)
Tallest Cranes Ever Bound For Oakland Are Good Sign For Local EconomyWith some major technical maneuvering, three giant container cranes -- the biggest we've ever seen in the Bay Area - passed under the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges Wednesday morning. Don Ford reports, their arrival is very good news for our local economy.
COVID: Danville Restaurant Possibly Last Holdout In Stay-At-Home OrderA defiant restaurant owner in Contra Costa County is still refusing to close outdoor dining despite the ongoing stay-at-home order and facing ever growing fines. Wilson Walker reports. (12/29/20)
COVID: Future Generations Will Pay For Trillions Of Dollars Of Pandemic Deficit SpendingMillions of $600 COVID stimulus checks could hit bank accounts as early as Tuesday night. So far, lawmakers have approved trillions of dollars for pandemic relief. John Ramos asks economists, 'who pays for all this deficit spending?'
COVID: Pandemic Sends Bay Area Rent Prices PlungingThe pandemic is hitting the Bay Area housing market hard, with rent prices continuing to plunge. Joe Vazquez tells us which cities are experiencing the largest rent reductions in the country.
SF African American Arts & Cultural District Keeps The Bayview StrongThe San Francisco African American Arts and Cultural District works to preserve, strengthen and promote Black culture in the city's Bayview District. Director of Programs Ericka Scott and Operations Director Ebon talk about the non-profit's mission, upcoming events, and more.
ID.me CEO Defends App Despite Growing EDD Backlog Due To Identity FraudThe number of backlogged unemployment claims is growing despite EDD's identity verification tool. Julie Watts went directly to the CEO of ID.me for some answers.
Retail Experts Offer Tips For Those Holiday Store ReturnsPerhaps some holiday gifts you received may have missed the mark and you want to take them back. Before you do that, Danya Bacchus has some tips from retail experts.
New Year to Usher In a Slew of New California LawsKPIX 5's Devin Fehely takes a look at some of the new legislation that will take effect at the stroke of midnight Jan. 1, 2021. (12-27-20)
COVID Relief Bill Signed but Local Business Owners Say More Is NeededSunday night the president signed legislation for $900 billion in coronavirus economic aid but small business owners in the Bay Area say it's far from what's needed to avert layoffs and potential bankruptcies. Da Lin reports. (12-26-20)