Meet Amy Wender-Hoch: as a child, she was inspired by the encouraging words of a pro quarterback who took the time to chat with her. Today, she harnesses athletes’ star power to encourage underserved children to believe in themselves. (1-15-20)
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Jefferson Awards: Amy Wender-HochMeet Amy Wender-Hoch: as a child, she was inspired by the encouraging words of a pro quarterback who took the time to chat with her. Today, she harnesses athletes’ star power to encourage underserved children to believe in themselves. (1-15-20)
Warriors Host Bay Area Kids on Christmas Day at Chase CenterBefore their game against the Rockets on Wednesday, the Warriors gave some Bay Area kids a Christmas gift they won't forget. Emily Turner reports. (12-25-19)
Donations Sparse for Richmond Holiday Toy DriveRichmond Fire and Police Holiday Toy Program has issued an appeal for more donations as it has fallen well short of the number of toys requested by families in need. Don Ford reports. (12-12-19)
Potential Tariffs On Chinese Imports Affect Toymakers In Swing Of Holiday Shopping SeasonA second wave of tariffs against Chinese imports scheduled to take effect in less than a week could have a significant impact on the toy business as the holiday shopping season goes into full swing. Joe Vazquez reports. (12-9-2019)
Kristi Yamaguchi Opens Holiday Skating Rink in San RamonKPIX 5 meteorologist Darren Peck talked with Olympic gold skater Kristi Yamaguchi on Friday night in San Ramon. (11-15-19)
National First Generation College Day Celebrated at Santa Clara UniversityStudents and faculty at Santa Clara University took time to celebrate those who are the first in their families to attend a four-year college or university. (11-8-19)
Santa Clara Co. Warns Parents In All School Districts Of Deadly Fake Opioid PillsThe Santa Clara County Health Department has sent a health advisory regarding opioid overdoses from fake pills--which look nearly identical to percocet or oxycodone--to all school districts in the county. Kiet Do reports. (9-23-2019)
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)