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.
Don't Miss Alameda's 3rd Annual Bike For The ParksGene Oh talks to BAF's Michelle Griego about Alameda Bike for the Parks, a 25-mile scenic ride for all levels and ages, happening Saturday, September 29. For more info go to bike4parks.alamedaparks.org.
Tech Workers Delay Starting Families Due to Cost of LivingSome Bay Area tech workers say the high cost of living in Silicon Valley is preventing them from becoming parents. Julie Watts reports. (9-13-18)
Candytopia Offers Sweet Respite from Troubled TimesBay Area residents can live out their sugary fantasies at "Candytopia" in San Francisco. Betty Yu reports. (9-5-18)
BART Official Urges Action to Fix Slow East Bay Paratransit ServiceMany with special needs in the Bay Area rely on paratransit buses which are often slow and unreliable. Now one East Bay official is taking action in response to an ongoing KPIX investigation. Juliette Goodrich reports. (8-31-18)
Separated Immigrant Family Reunited at SFOIt was an emotional reunion as an immigrant family, separated at the border, met again at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday afternoon. It was the first time that Sophia had seen her biological mother or grandmother in months. Julie Watts reports. (8-9-18)
Bay Area Family Fights for Daughter's Right to Use Medical CannabisA Santa Rosa child is about to start kindergarten but a ban on cannabis could keep her out of the classroom. KPIX 5's Betty Yu reports on the unusual battle now playing out in court. (7-25-18)
ConsumerWatch Weekend: Kids and TechSummer is in full swing and that means kids have more free time for technology. KPIX 5's Julie Watts talks with Dr. Catherine Pearlman, a family coach and author of "Ignore It" (7-7-18)
Young Boy's Story Highlights Risks Foster Children FaceFoster homes are supposed to provide temporary safe living arrangements for children who can't stay safely with their own parents but often the children end up at even more risk. Susie Steimle reports. (5-11-18)
Oakland Activists Bail Out Mothers Held Behind BarsFor the second year in a row, Oakland-based Essie Justice Group is joining other non-profits across the country to collect donations to bail out incarcerated mothers. Christin Ayers reports. (5-11-18)
Bay Area Cinco de Mayo Events Emphasize Family FunAlthough many use the Mexican holiday as an excuse to drink, KPIX 5's Andria Borba reports there are many others who are keeping the meaning of the day front and center. (5-5-18)
Dr. Collin Smikle Talks About Laurel Fertility CareDr. Collin Smikle, director of Laurel Fertility Care talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about helping couples grappling with infertility.
Investigators Used DNA Clues from Public Websites to Track Golden State KillerDetectives say they searched several public genealogy sites that let you upload a file from DNA processed somewhere else and search their site for family matches -- no search warrant required. Julie Watts reports. (4-27-18)
'Right At Home' Helps Seniors Live IndependentlyJessica Price, owner of 'Right At Home' talks to Bay Area Focus about ways to help deal with aging loved ones and help them live independently, in their own homes.
Ecole Bilingue Gives Kids The Gift Of LanguageChildren learn new languages faster than adults so why not give them the gift of bilingual education. Mehdi Lazar from Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley tells Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego how it works.
South Bay Mother of Triplets Sets Half Marathon RecordAnn Marie Cody is racing into the record books. She has the fastest time in the half marathon for a woman with triplets. Devin Fehely reports from San Jose. (4-15-18)
Girl Scouts Address Confusion as Boy Scouts Try to Recruit GirlsMarina Park, the CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern California, set out to dispel confusion that has arisen since the Boy Scouts began their efforts to recruit girls. Mary Lee reports. (4-12-18)
Parents Discuss Learning Firsthand About Excitement of Spelling CompetitionBack in 2014, Usha and Raj Gandhasri of San Jose spontaneously decided to compete against their peers in the adult competition just minutes after their oldest son, Rutvik, took part in the children's spelling bee. It wasn't easy. Sharon Chin reports. (3-16-18)
Kindness Reunites 67-Year-Old Homeless Man with Birth MotherThanks to an act of kindness by an Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy, a 67-year-old man living on the street in the East Bay was recently able to meet his birth mother in a reunion 65 years in the making. Elizabeth Cook reports. (3-15-18)
Alum Rock Students Walk Out in Protest Against School DistrictHundreds of kids walked out of class to protest what they say is poor leadership within the Alum Rock Union School District. Kiet Do reports. (3-8-18)
Feds Target Cannabis Chemical CBD Despite Proven Medical BenefitThe DEA asserts all cannabis extracts - including CBD - are controlled substances and illicit. Parents of children who benefit from the drug, like Zachary hope a lawsuit filed in an SF court, will change that.
CA Considers Ban On Minors Playing Tackle FootballCalifornia lawmakers are considering a bill to ban minors from playing tackle football before high school.