Beloved Livermore Restaurant 'Campo di Bocce' Closing Due To PandemicAnother Bay Area favorite is closing its doors for good. Betty Yu tells us the managers of Campo de Bocce in Livermore, said the pandemic finally took its toll.
Oakland Becomes First Bay Area City To Give Grocery Workers A RaiseOakland is the first city in the Bay Area to give its grocery workers a raise due to the pandemic. As Maria Medina reports, San Jose may be next.
San Jose City Council Weighs 'Hero Pay' For Grocery WorkersKatie Nielsen reports on San Jose officials considering mandated hazard pay for workers at chain grocery stores during the pandemic (2-2-2021)
Construction On Pittsburg Chick-Fil-A Restaurant Set To Begin, Prompts Traffic ConcernsConstruction will begin on Pittsburg's very first Chick-fil-A restaurant and while fans of the chain known for chicken sandwiches are happy, nearby businesses are concerned about long lines once it opens. Don Ford reports. (2/1/21)
Couples Getting Engaged During the Pandemic Design and Buy Rings RemotelyShopping for the perfect engagement ring doesn't necessarily involve going from store to store these days. More people, particularly millennials, are buying remotely. Betty Yu reports. (1-28-21)
Brokerages Limit Trading on GameStop Stock, Sparking Protest, LawsuitA Bay Area stock trading app is now facing a class action lawsuit after it limited users from buying shares of GameStop on Thursday. Katie Nielsen reports. (1-28-21)
GameStop Debacle Drives Protest Rally at Silicon Valley Stock Trade ServiceProtesters gathered outside the offices of Robinhood Markets in Menlo Park Thursday following a wild week of small-investor-driven price gyrations in GameStop and other much-shorted stocks. Wilson Walker reports. (1-28-21)
COVID: SF Restaurants Getting Ready For Outdoor Dining But Rain Is On The MenuRestaurants in San Francisco are getting ready to reopen and serve food now that outdoor dining is allowed. Don Ford shows us how they are coping with rain in the forecast.
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)