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.
San Francisco's Randall Museum Reopens After Major ExpansionHome to over 100 animals, model trains and workshops, the Randall Museum has reopened after extensive renovations. Wilson Walker reports. (2/7/18)
New Bill Aims To Make It Easier For Breastfeeding Moms At WorkBreastfeeding in the workplace could soon get a lot easier and a lot more comfortable. Susie Steimle tells us about a bill that, if passed, would do just that.
Prosecutor Details Horrendous Abuse Inside Riverside County HomeThe parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family's Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children malnourished, undersized and with cognitive impairments. (1-18-18)
Viewer Donations, Silicon Valley Shelter Give New Hope to Struggling FamilyIn the shadow of multi-million-dollar Silicon Valley estates some Bay Area families -- the working poor -- are forced to live in RVs. Now, there's new hope and a temporary haven for one such family. Betty Yu reports. (1-12-18)
Excessive Video Gaming May Officially Become A Mental Health DisorderThe World Health Organization is poised to classify “gaming disorder” as a mental health problem, similar to a drug or alcohol addiction. Sharon Chin reports. (12/26/17)
2 Bay Area Boys Get Best Christmas Gift When Sailor Dad Comes Home EarlyChristmas arrived early for two Bay Area kids on Saturday. Jackie Ward tell us their father cut his Navy deployment short to come home for the holidays.
Raphael House Helps Families Fallen On Hard TimesRaphael House Executive Director Ralph Payton and Event Manager Erin Reeser talk to host Kenny Choi about the work they are doing to help families find financial stability and independence.
Bay Area Woman Pregnant with QuintupletsA Bay Area woman is expecting quintuplets and is battling with her health care provider over the doctor she wants to deliver her babies. Susie Steimle reports. (11-24-17)
Trump Tops Turkey Day Topics to Avoid at DinnerHow well did you navigate the Thanksgiving dinner conversation? Surveys show that more than any other topic, you were most likely to start an argument if you talked about President Trump. Sharon Chin reports. (11-23-17)
Alameda County Discourages Truancy by Holding Parents AccountableWith the alarmingly high number of truant students in Alameda County, officials been taking a tough love approach toward parents whose kids miss too many school days. Sharon Chin reports. (11-17-17)
Marin Mom Part Of Growing Number Of Parents Who Smoke MarijuanaA new study says one in five parents smoke marijuana. Betty Yu met a mom in Marin County who does just that. In fact, she feels smoking pot makes her a better parent.
Wildfire Evacuee Family Welcomes New Member Born in Their Napa HotelA husband and wife who fled the firestorm in Napa County ended up having their baby in a hotel. Katie Nielsen reports. (10-20-17)