Power Shutoffs: PG&E Issues All Clear After 167,000 Customers Left In DarkPG&E on Wednesday looks to restore power to about 167,000 customers in Northern California, including Wine Country, after the utility shut off electricity as part of its Public Safety Power Shutoff. Emily Turner reports. (9/9/20)
On Some City Blocks County Lines Don't Line Up With CA Color-Coded Plans For ReopeningBay Area businesses are waiting for their county to get permission to reopen, but as Joe Vazquez explains, in some cities the difference between opening or staying closed, could come down to one city block.
Red Tier Status Gives Green Light To Some South Bay Businesses To Reopen But Not OthersSanta Clara County moved up on the State's 4-tiered reopening plan, but as Maria Medina reports, some businesses that are now in the 'Red Tier' are not getting a green light.
PG&E Power Shutoff Leaves Santa Rosa Residents In The DarkA smoky day has given way to a very dark night in Santa Rosa. As Andrea Nakano reports, some small businesses and residents are feeling especially powerless.
Santa Rosa Residents Prepare For More PG&E Power ShutoffsThe red flag warning in the North Bay mountains has forced the city of Santa Rosa Fire to prepare for another Public Safety Power Shutoff. Andrea Nakano tells us for people living are getting accustomed to the blackouts.
Salon Owner Prepares To Reopen In San FranciscoFor the first time in months, hair and nail salons are open in San Francisco, but as Betty Yu reports, some are biding their time.
SF's Boudin Bakery Offering Dungeness Crab Kits For Labor Day WeekendSan Francisco's oldest continuously operating business, Boudin Bakery, is offering at-home Dungeness crab feasts just in time for the holiday.
Reopening Plans Revamped WIth Simplified, Color-Coded TiersCalifornia has moved to a new color-coded system to track how individual counties are handling COVID-19 and when restrictions can loosen. Andria Borba reports. (8-28-20)
Black Restaurant Week Kicks Off In Bay AreaBlack Restaurant Week kicked off in the Bay Area, showcasing delicious American, Caribbean and African cuisine. Betty Yu tells us, it also brings in much-needed revenue to small businesses hit hard by the pandemic.
Small Business Owners Demand To Reopen At Rally At SF City HallStruggling small business owners say they are being devastated under the current COVID-19 restrictions. Andria Borba talked to some owners as they rallied at San Francisco City Hall.
More Than Half of San Francisco Storefronts Closed Due to PandemicMore than half of all storefront businesses in San Francisco are no longer open due to COVID-19, according to the survey by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Joe Vazquez reports. (8-24-20)
Appeals Court Grants Lyft, Uber Reprieve Over Driver Ruling, Averting ShutdownLyft and Uber received a reprieve in from an appeals court Thursday, hours before the ride-hailing giants looked to shut down California operations. Andria Borba reports. (8-20-20)
Air Quality Worsens As Wildfires Blanket Bay Area With Heavy SmokeThe worst air quality on the planet can be found in the Bay Area right now, due to wildfires raging across Northern California. Team coverage begins with KPIX Chief Meteorlogist Paul Heggen and in Maria Medina in San Jose.
Wildfires Raging Across Bay Area Forcing Evacuations, Closing Highways, Destroying HomesHundreds of wildfires are raging across Northern California forcing evacuations, closing highways and destroying homes. KPIX 5 team coverage has Joe Vazquez in Napa County and Andrea Nakano in Vacaville.
SJ Salon Vows To Remain Open In Defiance Of COVID-19 ShutdownAs salon owners around the state open in defiance of the COVID-19 health orders, Maria Medina visits one San Jose salon that never shut down and doesn't plan to.
PG&E Cuts Power To San Jose Neighborhood After Transformer BlowsA San Jose neighborhood that lost power is hoping it doesn't get stuck in the dark again. Maria Medina reports, the mayor is accusing PG&E if lying to customers about the reason for the outage.
Fingers Point at Multiple Culprits for Power BlackoutsIs California's power problem the result of too-quick adoption of renewables or bad management of public utilities or unprecedented heat? Maybe all of the above. Emily Turner reports. (8-17-20)
Rolling Blackouts: What the Future HoldsKPIX 5's Juliette Goodrich spoke to a Stanford University professor of economics about California's power crisis and what can be done to prevent future blackouts. (8-17-20)
Friday Night Rolling Blackouts Hit North Bay HardKPIX 5's Katie Nielsen was in San Rafael Friday evening where the lights suddenly went out in the middle of dinner, darkening one restaurant owner's' spirits. (8-14-20)
Santa Clara County Outlines Ambitious Plan to End HomelessnessThe largest county in the Bay Area unveiled its boldest and most aggressive plan to end homelessness following success in reaching its 2015 goal to shelter the vulnerable population. Maria Medina reports. (8-13-20)
Concord Waiter Receives $1,000 Tip In Social Media ChallengeA waiter at a barbecue restaurant in Concord received a huge surprise after receiving a $1,000 tip. The money was raised in a TikTok challenge. (8/13/20)
San Jose Gives Small Businesses Space To Remain Open During PandemicSan Jose is giving some small businesses more space to help them survive the pandemic. Katie Neilsen shows us how.
Online Classes Leave Bay Area College Students Paying For Apartments They Don't Live InCollege students are being forced to pay for apartments they will never live in due to online classes during the pandemic.Susie Steimle tells us why many are finding it impossible to break their lease for the Fall.
Proposed COVID-19 Surcharge Would Help Struggling Palo Alto Restaurants, BusinessesPeople may have to pay a surcharge when they shop or dine in Palo Alto. Maria Medina tells us it could be a lifeline for struggling businesses trying to survive the pandemic.