City officials in San Francisco announced Wednesday it's cutting business ties with nearly two dozen states over laws restricting abortion. (10/16/19)
San Francisco Cutting Business Ties With 22 States Over Abortion RestrictionsCity officials in San Francisco announced Wednesday it's cutting business ties with nearly two dozen states over laws restricting abortion. (10/16/19)
Investigation Underway Into Massive Fire At Fuel Facility In CrockettInvestigators are seeking answers after a massive fire burned ethanol storage tanks at the NuStar fuel facility in Crockett on Tuesday. Jackie Ward reports. (10/16/19)
Scooter Companies Set To Expand In San FranciscoAfter being banned from San Francisco streets last year, several scooter companies are set to deploy 2,500 scooters over the next few months. KPIX 5 reporter Jackie Ward talks to Lime general manager EV Ellington about the company's plans. (10/15/19)
PG&E Facing Harsh Backlash, Sanctions After Widespread Power OutagesAfter last week’s Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more than 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday called on the utility to give a credit or rebate to affected residents and businesses. Betty Yu reports. (10-14-2019)
No Easy Fix For PG&E's Chaotic Public Safety Power ShutdownPG&E admits it needs to do better the next time it decides to carry out a 'public safety power shutdown,' which brought chaos and confusion to Bay Area ratepayers. Wilson Walker tells us the fixes won't be easy.
Meet The Co-Owners Of Oakland's Black-Owned Cannabis Dispensary 'Blunts & Moore''Blunts and Moore' co-owners Brittany Moore and Alphonso T. Blunt talk to BR's Christin Ayers about how they came to own Oakland's first pot dispensary created through the city's cannabis equity program which aims to repair the harm the war on drugs did to black and brown communities. Find out if there is a cannabis equity program in your community, and if there isn't, make it happen.
Chase X Essence Presents Currency Converstions To Raise Financial LiteracyJP Morgan Chase's La Sandra Hunt and Kimberly Nash talk to Black Renaissance about the next in a series of Currency Conversations to help woman raise their financial literacy. The series is presented by Chase Bank and Essence Magazine. For more information or to RSVP go to currencyconversations.com.
With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns of Future Safety ShutoffsCompany representatives admitted at a Friday-evening press conference they weren't fully prepared for this week's safety power shutdown. Katie Nielsen reports. (10-11-19)
Google Reveals Plan for Neighborhood-Transforming San Jose CampusGoogle has just formally submitted its proposal for a game-changing mega campus in downtown San Jose. If approved, the development is expected to transform the area. Devin Fehely reports. (10-11-19)
PG&E In Process Of Restoring Power; Some East Bay Schools Open Despite No ElectricityPG&E on Friday is in the process of restoring electricity to hundreds of thousands of utility customers impacted by preemptive power shutoffs. Meanwhile, some schools in the Lafayette area will be open Friday despite lack of power. Jackie Ward reports. (10/11/19)
State Regulators Demand Answers from PG&EThe end may be in sight for the blackouts that have sewn chaos and confusion across the Bay Area but demands for answers from PG&E are just getting started. Wilson Walker reports. (10-10-19)
State Senator Calls For Clear Parameters For PG&E ShutoffsWith preemptive power shutoffs by PG&E causing outrage across California, State Sen. Scott Wiener is calling for legislation to establish clear standards on when a utility can shut off power. (10/10/19)
Raw Video: Gov. Gavin Newsom Says Californians Should Be 'Outraged' Over PG&E ShutoffsSpeaking at an event in Oakland on Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said the hundreds of thousands of PG&E customers impacted by public safety power shutoffs should be "outraged" and "infuriated."
Walnut Creek Breaks Ground On Transit Village, 600 Apartments Near BARTA city in the East Bay looks to make progress against the ever-growing housing crisis. (10/8/19)
Facebook Settles Advertiser Lawsuit For $40 MillionFacebook is settling a lawsuit by advertisers who said the social media giant inflated the amount of time users watched videos for $40 million. (10/8/19)
Google Buys Sizable Plot Of Land In Gilroy To Use As Tree NurseryGoogle is planning to use a newly purchased plot of land in Gilroy to grow landscaping vegetation for its properties, according to an email to KPIX 5. Kiet Do reports. (10-6-2019)
Empty Shelves At Fry's Stores Raise Concerns About Retailer's FutureBay Area-based Fry's Electronics recently announced its Palo Alto store would be closing. But it may not be the only one; there are signs that are sparking concerns about the tech superstore's future. Devin Fehely reports. (10-6-2019)
Silicon Valley Tech Elite Gather for TechCrunch Disrupt SFThousands of people from around the world are in San Francisco this week for the annual conference known as TechCrunch Disrupt. KPIX 5's Allen Martin dropped in to sample the future. (10-3-19)
Whole Foods Seeks Statewide Restraining Order From Animal Rights ProtestersAnimal rights activists say Whole Foods Market is seeking a restraining order to ban them from all their California locations. (10/3/19)
Federal Judge's Ruling May Boost San Francisco's Plan For Safe Injection SitesThe city of San Francisco could revisit a plan to open safe injection sites for drug users, after a federal judge's ruling. (10/2/19)
In Surprise Move Oakland City Attorney Sues To Stop Coliseum Redevelopment DealThe Oakland A's and Mayor Libby Schaaf were thrown for a loop when the City Attorney filed a lawsuit to stop a redevelopment deal for the Oakland Coliseum. Andria Borba says the deal is now up in the air now.
Richmond Neighbors Want Toxic Soil Removed From Site Of Proposed Housing DevelopmentA plan to build 4,000 homes on top of a site in Richmond is getting a lot of pushback. As Da Lin tells us, the soil is contaminated with toxic chemicals and gases, and neighbors it removed before anything goes up.
Pleasanton Family Gets 24 Hour Security After Brazen Burglars Are Caught On TapeA Pleasanton family is trying to recover after a terrifying burglary attempt. Katie Nielsen tells us a new start-up security firm is going to provide them with cameras monitored by guards around the clock.
Bay Area Real Estate Market Cools DownHome prices are down 2.4% in a year for the nine-county Bay Area, dropping the median price by about $20,000. Emily Turner reports. (9-27-19)