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)
Bay Area Housing Prices Confound Dire Forecasts of Pandemic CollapseThe coronavirus pandemic is having an odd side effect on the Bay Area real estate market. Da Lin examines the upward trend that few saw coming. (12-26-20)
Christmas Eve Shoppers Hustle to Grab Gifts in San Francisco's Union SquareIt was far less crowded in the stores surrounding San Francisco's Union Square than it would be on a typical Christmas Eve. Still, many last-minute shoppers showed up. Betty Yu reports. (12-24-20)
Despite Pandemic, Sees Candy Prepares to Celebrate a Sweet CenturySees Candy had to close temporarily for only the second time in its 99-year history because of the COVID-19 pandemic but now Sharon Chin shows how it's finding a new sweet spot. (12-24-20)
Northern California Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Delayed Over Wholesale PricesThe commercial crab season officially opened on Wednesday, but there will be no Dungeness crab for Christmas. Don Ford reports this latest delay has everything to do with money.
COVID Isn't Stopping Holiday Shoppers From Flocking To Bay Area MallsThere are only a few days until Christmas and the holiday shopping blitz is on. Betty Yu asked health experts how safe is it to shop during the pandemic.
Pandemic Forces Shutdown Of Iconic Albany Bowl After 71 YearsThe historic Albany Bowl on San Pablo Blvd., in the city of Albany is closing after 71 years. It has a favorite spot for everything from birthday parties to bowling leagues.
Redwood City Restaurant Goes Virtual In Effort To Survive COVID ShutdownWith the shelter-in-place likely to be extended, some businesses are getting creative to stay open. Joe Vazquez shows us how one Redwood City restaurant is going virtual.
Victims Of Bank Of America EDD Debit Card Fraud Recount Stories Loss, FrustrationLawmakers plan to call Bank of America on the carpet in January over massive fraud involving unemployment debit cards. Kenny Choi reports on another trend he uncovered.
San Francisco Holiday Shoppers Find Plenty of Elbow Room in Union SquareIt comes as no surprise that the holiday crowds are noticeably thin in San Francisco's Union Square this pandemic-plagued year. Devin Fehely reports. (12-20-20)
COVID Takes Heavy Toll on Women in the WorkforceMuch is made of the human cost of the coronavirus pandemic. As KPIX 5's Emily Turner reports, the resulting economic crisis has been especially hard on women in the workforce. (12-20-20)
Costco Gas Station Planned for San Ramon Meets NIMBY ResistanceThe San Ramon Planning Commission has approved a 32-pump gas station on the border of San Ramon and Danville but residents say they're planning on filing an appeal because of health and traffic concerns. Don Ford reports. (12-18-20)
Limited Occupancy Seen as Key to Keep Businesses Open During PandemicA new study suggests there is an effective strategy to keep businesses alive and coronavirus infections down. Andria Borba reports on what some are calling the 20-percent solution. (12-17-20)
San Francisco Orders People Who Travel Out of Area to Quarantine Upon ReturnBeginning Friday, anyone traveling to San Francisco from outside the Bay Area will be required to quarantine. Betty Yu reports. (12-17-20)
Project Home: 'Big Wave' Community To House Special Needs Adults In Half Moon Bay After Decades-Long BattleAfter two decades of public pushback, a community for developmentally disabled adults is finally being built in Half Moon Bay. Susie Steimle reports. (12/16/20)