Bay Area Gas Prices, Traffic Race Towards Pre-Pandemic LevelsOnce deserted streets and highways across the Bay Area are filling back up with cars as we possibly near the end of the pandemic, and gas prices have rocketed up to meet demand. Devin Fehely reports. (3/2/21)
COVID Reopening: New Technology SF Restaurants Using To Keep Diners SafeWith the imminent return of indoor dining in San Francisco, a lot of people are wondering if it is safe. Betty Yu reports on the new technology restaurants are using to ensure the safety of their customers.
Santa Clara County Delivers COVID-19 Vaccine Direct to FarmworkersSanta Clara County health officials opened a mobile vaccination unit at Monterey Mushrooms, a large agricultural employer in Morgan Hill. John Ramos reports. (2-28-21)
Health Expert Hails Potential of Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine in Pandemic BattleA new milestone in the fight against the pandemic came Friday when the Food and Drug Administration's advisory committee recommended the approval of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency authorization. Maria Medina reports. (2-26-21)
Oakland Releases Environmental Impact Report on Proposed Waterfront BallparkAnother step was taken Friday toward the construction of a new waterfront Oakland A's ballpark and adjacent development including a stadium seating 35,000. Wilson Walker reports. (2-26-21)
Single-Shot COVID Vaccine Set for U.S. Deployment Within DaysAn FDA panel has cleared the way for Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine and California is anticipating the delivery of more than a million doses in the next three weeks. (2-26-21)
Science Lovers Shocked To Find Fry's Electronic Stores Closed For GoodScience aficionados were in shock Wednesday after learning Fry's Electronics suddenly closed all its stores after 36 years. Kiet Do reports on the San Jose-based store's role in shaping Silicon Valley.
COVID: Marin, San Mateo County Move Into Red TierSome Bay Area counties will be moving into the red tier at the stroke of midnight on Wednesday. Betty Yu tells us what that will mean for businesses and residents.
Businesses To Expand Operations After San Mateo County Moves into Red TierWilson Walker reports on San Mateo County restaurant owners having mixed feelings about return to red tier (2-23-2021)
Backup On The Bay: Long Line Of Cargo Ships Wait To Dock At Port of OaklandThe Port of Oakland has been the fullest it has been in years, with numerous ships waiting in San Francisco Bay to dock. Don Ford reports. (2/23/21)
Lawsuit: Elderly Homeowners Were Duped Into Signing Up For PACE Home Improvement ProgramAfter signing up for a program to make their homes energy efficient for no money down, Susie Steimle says elderly homeowners are dealing with liens and deceptive contractors.
COVID Reopening: Santa Clara County Business Owners Anxiously Wait As Neighbors Look To Enter Red TierWith neighboring counties likely to enter the Red Tier, possibly as soon as Tuesday, restaurants and business owners in Santa Clara County wonder when it will be their turn. Devin Fehely reports. (2/22/21)
Below Market Rate Rent Discrepancies Widespread in SF Housing MarketIn a previous report, KPIX found that some affordable units in San Francisco have become more expensive than market-rate units. Susie Steimle found the problem goes deeper than originally thought. (2-19-21)
San Leandro Used-Equipment Warehouse Shows Pandemic's Toll on RestaurantsThe pandemic’s heavy toll on the restaurant industry can be seen in Jose Bonilla Jr.’s cavernous San Leandro warehouse, which is packed with industrial ovens, grills, mixers, refrigerators, dining tables and chairs. Don Ford reports. (2-19-21)
Congressional Hearing Focuses On Robinhood and GameStop stock controversyAnne Makovec reports on congressional hearing about Robinhood role in GameStop stock controversy (2-18-2021)
Black Woman Leads Charge for Change Among Silicon Valley EntrepreneursVern Glenn visits with an African American entrepreneur who is breaking multiple barriers in Silicon Valley. (2-12-21)
Bay Area Drug Stores Begin Offering COVID-19 VaccinationsIn a major step forward in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. CVS pharmacies will now be giving out free vaccines. Wilson Walker reports. (2-11-21)
Small Bay Area Landlords Keep Properties Vacant Because of Rent ControlSusie Steimle reports on some local landlords deciding to leave properties empty due to Bay Area rent control rules (2-10-2021
SF's Salesforce Work-From-Home Policy May Have Impact CitywideSan Francisco's Salesforce Tower stands as a towering reminder of how working used to be before the pandemic. Betty Yu says the company's work-from-home policy may have citywide impact.
'All Clear' Issued After Chevron Oil Spill Dumps 600 Gallons Of Petroleum Into BayHealth officials in Contra Costa County have given the 'all clear' in Richmond after hundreds of gallons of Chevron petroleum spilled into the Bay. Andria Borba tells us what is not clear are the long-term environmental consequences.
Victims of EDD Debit Card Hacking Describe Experiences on the Road to RecoveryUnemployment debit card accounts of tens of thousands of Californians have been hacked and KPIX has learned that Bank of America, which has the exclusive contract to handle the funds for the state Employment Development Department, is facing yet another class-action lawsuit. Kenny Choi reports. (2-6-21)
Google Unveils Mountain View Development PlansGoogle is revealing its plans for a big development in Mountain View that includes affordable housing. Allen Martin reports. (2-4-21)
California Lawmakers Tackle EDD Fraud With Proposed LegislationState lawmakers unveiled a slew of bills to tackle issues related to the Employment Development Department. Kenny Choi reports. (2-4-21)
CBS Evening News Anchor Norah O'Donnell Talks About Women & The Pandemic Series, Biden InterviewNorah O'Donnell, anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, talks to KPIX 5's Elizabeth Cook about a special series this week covering the impact of the pandemic on women. O'Donnell also talks about her upcoming interview with President Joe Biden ahead of Super Bowl LV on Sunday. (2/3/21)