While Wine Country has been dealing with coyotes, foxes and bobcats for years, a vineyard in Mendocino County is attracting a bear with a taste for Pinot. Don Ford reports. (11/12/19)
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Wine Country Vineyard Becomes Popular Feeding Spot For BearsWhile Wine Country has been dealing with coyotes, foxes and bobcats for years, a vineyard in Mendocino County is attracting a bear with a taste for Pinot. Don Ford reports. (11/12/19)
Endangered Condor Being Treated For Lead Poisoning At Oakland ZooA giant California condor is getting nursed back to health at the Oakland Zoo after tests revealed the bird had lead in its system. (11/8/19)
Mural in Downtown S.F. Depicts Swedish Teen Climate Activist Greta ThunbergThe newest addition to the San Francisco skyline is a work of art -- a mural depicting Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, designed to draw attention to climate change. Joe Vazquez reports. (11-7-19)
Construction To Begin On New Park Above Presidio TunnelsConstruction is set to begin of a new park atop the tunnels of the Presidio. Once complete, the open space will provide sweeping views of the Golden Gate. Jackie Ward reports. (11/7/19)
SJ's Plans To Preserve Coyote Valley For Open Space Instead Of Urban SprawlSan Jose has decided what to do with the last big chunk of open land in Coyote Valley. As Len Ramirez tells us, this land was a longtime target for developers, but this time the wildlife has won.
Thousands Of Bay Area PG&E Customers Again Face Potential Power ShutoffsWith high winds and dry conditions in the forecast, tens of thousands of PG&E customers in the Bay Area are again facing the possibility that their power will be shut off. Jackie Ward reports. (10/22/19)
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)
Report: 5 Degree Climate Rise Could Endanger 2/3 Of North American BirdsA new report from the National Audubon Society says climate change could have a devastating impact on birds--not just struggling endangered species, but the ones we see every day. John Ramos reports. (10-13-2019)
Trump Administration Opens Public Land in Central California to Oil, Gas DrillingThe federal government has opened 725,000 acres in Central California to oil and gas drilling on land that has been off-limits since 2013.
Hundreds of Tires Dumped on State Park Land in Santa Cruz MountainsAn illegal dumpsite at Wilder Ranch State Park that has accumulated more than 250 discarded tires will be cleaned up in the next few weeks. Kiet Do reports. (10-3-19)
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.
Climate Change Protesters Take The Streets In San Francisco's Financial DistrictClimate protesters left their mark on San Francisco's Financial District on Wednesday as they took the streets and painted a giant mural. And a Bay Area company is now looking to outer space to help flight climate change. Andria Borba reports. (9-25-2019)
Reservoir Fire Burning East Of Milpitas 70 Percent ContainedOfficials said the Reservoir Fire burning east of Milpitas since Saturday is 70 percent contained as of early Monday morning. (9/23/19)
Potential PG&E Power Shutoffs In North Bay Loom As Fire Danger RisesPG&E may preemptively shut off power in several California counties, including Napa and Sonoma, due to expected high fire danger this week. Jackie Ward reports. (9/23/19)
Climate Protest Continues With Evening March in Palo AltoA daylong worldwide rally to demand action on climate change continued into Friday night in Palo Alto. Kiet Do reports. (9-20-19)
Youth Take to Bay Area Streets to Demand Action on Climate ChangeTens of thousands of young people took to the streets of the Bay Area on Friday as part of worldwide Climate Strike actions calling for more urgent action on climate change. Joe Vazquez reports. (9-20-19)
Berkeley Coffee Shops Offer Reusable Stainless Steel Cups In Pilot ProgramA dozen coffee shops in Berkeley launched a pilot program Wednesday to begin using stainless steel reusable cups that people can scan on their phone and take with them for up to five days. Christin Ayers reports. (9-18-2019)
Raw Video: Newsom Reacts After Trump Revokes California Auto Emissions WaiverGov. Gavin Newsom expressed confidence that the state would prevail over the Trump administration's decision to revoke California's waiver allowing the state to set stricter auto emissions standards. (9/18/19)
Save The Redwoods Seeks To Buy Private Giant Sequoia Forest For $15MConservation group Save the Redwoods has reached an agreement to buy one of the world's largest sequoia groves located in Tulare County, at a price of $15 million. (9/18/19)
Marin Co. Woman Petitions To Get Amazon To Collect, Reuse Its Delivery BoxesEvery day, thousands and thousands of online Amazon orders are delivered in a boxes. Now there’s a push to cut down on all that cardboard, and as Wilson Walker reports, it's largely the work of one determined woman in Marin County.
State Steps Up Multimillion-Dollar Battle to Eradicate Nutria from DeltaThe Department of Fish and Wildlife was recently awarded $10 million to wipe out the large invasive rodents and that effort is now well underway. Wilson Walker reports. (9-13-19)
Federal Plan To Allow E-Bikes On National Park Trails Raises Safety ConcernsThe Trump administration announced a plan to allow e-bikes on trails in national parks. John Ramos tells us nature advocates argue the policy poses a safety hazard.
Toxic Algae Warning Issued for Some California Lakes, WaterwaysCalifornia water officials on Friday warned people who plan to enjoy the state's lakes and reservoirs this Labor Day weekend to be cautious about harmful blue-green algae. Da Lin reports. (8-30-19)
Future Uncertain for Undeveloped Shoreline Property in BurlingameThe California Lands Commission will decide the fate of the property as parkland or a new hotel. Don Ford reports. (8-23-19)