A bill that would tighten California's vaccination laws is inching closer to the Governor's desk. He has indicated he will sign it, but Melissa Caen reports, he has some last-minute requests that could slow it down.
Gov. Wants Last-Minute Changes On Measure That Would Tighten CA Vaccination LawsA bill that would tighten California's vaccination laws is inching closer to the Governor's desk. He has indicated he will sign it, but Melissa Caen reports, he has some last-minute requests that could slow it down.
'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)
Recent San Mateo County Measles Cases Have Direct Ties To SFOCalifornia has seen the highest number of measles cases since 1993. San Mateo County has reported 4 cases of measles so far, all of which have a direct tie to San Francisco International Airport. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-11-2019)
'Power Plant Park' Could Make Richmond The Cannabis Capital Of Contra Costa CountyThe city of Richmond's planning commission recently approved the proposed 18-acre marijuana production facility. It's expected to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue once it's completed. Katie Nielsen reports. (5-5-2019)
Low Vaccination Rates Found at Bay Area Private SchoolsKPIX found kindergartens in three Bay Area counties where fewer than 50 percent of students are immunized against measles -- all are small private schools or charters. Melissa Caen reports. (5-3-19)
Santa Clara Health Official Confirms Person Infected With Measles Visited GoogleSanta Clara County's public health director confirmed that a San Mateo resident infected with the measles visited Google in April. Maria Medina reports. (4-17-2019)
Patients Begin Moving Into New $2 Billion CPMC Hospital on Van Ness AvenueSaturday was moving-in day at the brand-new Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center hospital on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco and patients were impressed. Devin Fehely reports. (3-2-19)
A Cure For Addiction May Be In The Form Of A New PillAlcohol addiction is a nationwide epidemic but there may be hope on the way in the form of a new pill. Bill Stilley, CEO of Adial Pharmaceuticals talked to BAF host Michelle Griego about this new breakthrough.
Theranos CEO Accused Of Billion Dollar Medical Fraud Appears In CourtFormer Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes was in court on Monday. Len Ramirez tells us more about the case which could land her behind bars for as many as 20 years.
Donor Network West Finds Badly-Needed Transplants For African AmericansDonor Network West's Ayanna Anderson and heart transplant recipient Anthony Robinson talk to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the importance of becoming a donor.
Study: Some Drugs Could Put You At Risk For DementiaSome popular medications may make you feel better, but may be bad for your brain. Allen Martin tells us they may even put at a higher risk for dementia.
S.F. Researchers Find Fix for Gene Linked to Alzheimer's DiseaseA research team in San Francisco has identified the gene that is the primary risk factor for developing Alzheimer's. More importantly, the scientists have reportedly created a way to correct the harmful gene in human cells. Juliette Goodrich reports. (5-5-18)
Dr. Fred Luskin Talks About The Power Of ForgivenessDr. Fred Luskin is director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project. He tells Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego how he is helping people discover the power of healing though forgiveness and sound.
MDA Shamrock At Papa Murphy's Helps Kids & Adults Fighting Muscular DystrophyPapa Murphy's has teamed up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to raise money for kids and adults suffering from this disease. Sara Shamrock of MDA in SF and Stephanie Kodweis, owner of Papa Murphy's tell BAF all about MDA Shamrock.
'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.
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.
Woman Snaps Pics Of Raw Meat Delivery In Unsanitary Carts At 99 Ranch MarketA Bay Area mom's photos of nasty conditions at a San Jose meat market are going viral. As Devin Fehely reports, now the store is doing 'damage control.'
Acute Stroke Therapy Trial Proves Successful In Palo AltoStanford doctors tried out a new medical technique and the surgery changed the life of a stroke patient. Devin Fehely reports. (1/24/18)
Massive Sewage Spill Shuts Down Monterey Bay Beaches.Nearly 5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the Monterey Bay forcing several popular beaches to close. Maria Medina reports the massive spill could feel a football field.
Deadly Flu Epidemic Hits California HardMore than half the country is seeing a spike in flu cases. John Blackstone reports, the situation in California is deadly.
Stanford Medical Center Proposes Blood Delivery Via DroneStanford Blood Center is hoping to get blood delivered to hospitals via drone. Devin Fehely reports. (12-29-17)
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)
Stay Healthy, Exercise Through The Holidays With Fit KidsAshley Hunter from the Fit Kids Foundation talks to Bay Sunday host Kenny Choi about the importance of children staying fit and healthy through the holiday season.
Fitness Tips You Use At HomeGYMGUYZ trainer Kat Salsman and owner Nigel Brown talk about at-home exercise and fitness with Bay Sunday host Kenny Choi.
Dr. Roger Crystal Talks About Life-Saving Drug That Prevents Opioid OverdosesDr. Roger Crystal talks to Bay Sunday's Kenny Choi about Opiant, a life-saving nasal spray that can prevent opioid overdoses.
Covered California Wants Everyone To Know Open Enrollment Has BegunUnlike the federal government, California wants you to know that Covered California open enrollment has begun and rates remain affordable. Allen Martin reports. (11/1/17)
All Santa Rosa Public Schools Sustained Fire-Related DamageIn the wake of the wildfires, every public school in Santa Rosa requires decontamination and repairs. Emily Turner reports. (10/23/17)
Am. Academy Of Pediatrics Releases Guidelines For Teens Who Want TattoosFor the first time the American Academy Of Pediatrics released recommendations for teens who want to get tattoos. Chris Martinez reports.