Parents in Oakland aren't happy about a proposal to merge two schools--one high-performing and one lower-performing. Christin Ayers reports. (8-28-2019)
Oakland Parents Urge School Board To Reconsider Merging Two SchoolsParents in Oakland aren't happy about a proposal to merge two schools--one high-performing and one lower-performing. Christin Ayers reports. (8-28-2019)
Parents Speak Out Against Latest Wave Of Oakland School Closures, MergersParents in Oakland are upset about the latest wave of school closures and mergers that are impacting thousands of students. Andria Borba reports. (8-28-2019)
Mother Says Son Sank Deeper Into Addiction At Oakland Rehab FacilityIn the second part of an original report on an Oakland substance abuse treatment facility, KPIX 5 talks to another family that also had a life-threatening experience with their teenager at Thunder Road. Christin Ayers reports. (8-27-2019)
'It's Not Intended For Them'; Juul CEO Apologizes To Parents During Plant TourWeeks after San Francisco banned e-cigarette sales, the CEO of Bay Area-based Juul made an usual apology during a tour of the company's plant for a documentary. Betty Yu reports. (7-15-2019)
Dads Get In Free For Father's Day At The Alameda County FairKatie Nielsen was at the Alameda County Fair on Father's Day, where dads got in for free before 5:00 p.m. The competition between father and child was fierce. (6-16-2019)
San Jose 7th-Grader Among 8 Co-Champions at Scripps National Spelling BeeRishik Gandhasri, a seventh-grader at Silver Oak Elementary School in San Jose, was one of eight co-champions Thursday in the finals of the 92nd annual Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Meet Daniel Miller, Author Of 'Gifts Of Acceptance'Author Daniel Miller talks to host Michelle Griego about his latest book, 'Gifts of Acceptance, Embracing People and Things as They Are.'
CA Great America Hosts 'Courageous Kids Day' For Those Fighting CancerOn Mother's Day, California's Great America hosted the 30th Annual Courageous Kids Day for kids battling cancer and their families. Devin Fehely reports. (5-12-2019)
Discover The Cool Bugs That Will Be Insect Palooza With Norman Gerschenz Of SaveNature.OrgNorman Gerschenz, CEO and co-founder of SaveNature.org and Director of the Insect Discovery Lab brings some really cool bugs to the set for Michelle Griego to see - and even hold. They are just a few of the critters that'll be at Insect Palooza in SF on March 9 at Umpqua Bank.
Palo Alto Couple Paid $25K To Have Proctor Take Their Son's SAT For Him13 of those charged in the national college admissions scheme are high-powered Bay Area parents who are accused of paying to get their kids into elite universities. Juliette Goodrich reports. (3-13-2019)
Bay Area Defendants Charged In College Admissions ScandalSome of the most prominent people charged in the scandal include Bay Area parents. Investigators say they cheated to get their children into top universities such as Stanford, USC and Yale. Christin Ayers reports. (3-12-2019)
Professor, Students Discouraged By 'Pay-To-Play' Mentality In College AdmissionsAn East Bay professor talks about the "pay-to-play" mentality that has risen at elite universities following news of the nationwide college admissions scandal. Juliette Goodrich reports. (3-12-2019)
SF High School Student Faces Eviction After His Grandmother DiesA Galileo High School student is facing eviction from a public housing complex after his grandmother died. It is a complicated legal battle with an 18-year-old caught in the middle. Mark Sayre reports. (3-7-19)
Teen Who Got Vaccinated Against Mother's Wishes Speaks To LawmakersAn Ohio teen shared his story with lawmakers on Capitol Hill; the 18-year-old got vaccinated against his mother's wishes. Elizabeth Cook has the details. (3-5-2019)
Parents Concerned As Disturbing 'Momo Challenge' Hoax Encourages Child SuicideThe disturbing "Momo Challenge" could be targeting children watching videos online to kill themselves. It is even causing police to sound the alarm. Andria Borba reports. (2-27-2019)
Fertility Specialists Give Advice To Women Struggling With InfertilityFormer First Lady Michelle Obama talked about her own experience with in vitro fertilization in her book. Black Renaissance host Christin Ayers continues that conversation with naturopathic doctor Autmatma Shah and Yale/Harvard grad Dr. Collin Smikle, founder and director of Laurel Fertility Care in San Francisco.
Oakland Kids Speak Up As Superintendent Explains Budget Cut PlanSuperintendent Kyla Johnson Trammell explained the cuts are painful, but necessary. The Board of Education faced the wrath of the students who will be hit hardest by the cuts. Christin Ayers reports. (2-6-2019)
Parents, Teachers Fight Closure of Oakland's Kaiser ElementaryParents and teachers at a high-performing elementary school nestled in the Oakland hills are preparing to fight the Oakland Unified School District’s plan to shut the school down and transfer students to a larger school in North Oakland. Christin Ayers reports. (1-29-2019)
Oakland Teachers Rally Community Ahead Of Potential StrikeAt the Eastside Cultural Center, a group of Oakland teachers spoke to parents to garner community support ahead of a potential strike. Andria Borba reports. (1-29-2019)
Strike Vote Set To Begin For Oakland Unified TeachersTeachers at the Oakland Unified School District will begin voting Tuesday night on a potential strike. Juliette Goodrich reports. (1-29-2019)
Sky-High Bay Area Housing Costs Prompt Backyard Construction BoomThe high cost of housing in the Bay Area is splitting families apart as young people find they can’t afford to live in their own home towns. Some are finding that a solution is not far away. John Ramos reports. (1-17-19)
Family of Toddler Injured by Falling Tree Branch on Campus Sues Menlo CollegeThe family of a toddler who was seriously injured when part of a massive oak tree crashed onto her on the Menlo College campus in Atherton last year filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the school. Christin Ayers reports. (12-28-18)
Whooping Cough Outbreak Sweeps Marin CountyMarin County is getting hit with a whooping cough outbreak; hundreds of cases have already been reported. Emily Turner reports. (12-26-2018)
How to Contribute to Food for Bay Area FamiliesKPIX begins its 17th year partnering with Bay Area food banks to get families what they need for the holidays. Juliette Goodrich has more on what you can do to help. (11-21-18)
Tech-Savvy Parents Tell Nannies to Limit Kids' Screen TimeThey work at top tech companies by day but Silicon Valley parents are laying down the law when it comes to screen time for their kids. Betty Yu reports. (11-16-18)
Cal's New Freshman Running Back Is Muhammad Ali's GrandsonKPIX sportscaster Dennis O'Donnell met up with Cal's new freshman running back, Biaggio Ali Walsh, the grandson of Muhammad Ali and talked to him about his family, the legacy, and of course, his game.
Poison Apple Productions Brings Magic Of Theater To Kids & TeensAward-winning Poison Apple Productions has been creating performances with youngsters and teens for almost 20 years. Founder and Artistic Director Noelle Arms talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about their work and upcoming show, Alice in Wonderland Jr., happening November 23-25. For tickets go to poisonappleproductions.org.
Marin Woman's DNA Test Reveals Brother From S. Korea Living In U.S.A Marin County woman adopted from South Korea submitted a DNA test to find out more about her health history and discovered she has a brother living in Oregon. Amy Frazier tells us all about their reunion.
Newlyweds' Non-Profit Comforts Terminal Patients With Food and FamilyA just-married couple, stung by the loss of the bride's dad, set up a foundation to provide lasting memories for family members who have a loved one with a terminal illness.