What Was Open on Christmas Day? Not a LotKPIX 5's Don Ford went on the hunt for retail and dining establishments that stayed open on a bright, clear Christmas Day around the bay. (12-25-18)
Salvation Army Volunteers Bring Christmas Cheer to HomeboundFor hundreds of volunteers in San Francisco, preparing food for the sick and elderly is as much a Christmas tradition as Santa and presents. Devin Fehely reports (12-25-18)
SF Firefighters Host Last-Minute, Drive-Thru Toy DriveThe firefighters will be at Lefty's Ballpark all day on Christmas Eve to collect toys. Joe Vasquez reports. (12-23-2018)
Dangerous Surf To Blame For Bay Area Holiday Crab ShortageDungeness crab may not make it to Bay Area holiday dinner tables this year. As Betty Yu tells us, dangerous surf is keeping crab fisherman from going out to sea.
Bay Area Post Offices Stay Open Sunday Dec. 23 For Last Minute ShipmentsThe partial government shutdown will not affect the mail. In fact, as Da Lin reports, select Bay Area locations will be open Sunday, Dec. 23, so folks can make sure last-minute gifts arrive by Christmas.
Bay Area Airports See Heavy Holiday Getaway TrafficThe rush to get out of town for the holidays is in full swing and KPIX 5's Betty Yu is monitoring the annual madness at Oakland International Airport. (12-20-18)
San Jose to Close 'Christmas in the Park' Event Early to Prepare for BCS ChampionshipSan Jose's popular "Christmas in the Park" event will be ending early this year but, as Maria Medina explains, there's a big gift in it for the city. (11-23-18)
Fresh, Green Christmas Trees Carry a Steep Price Tag at Bay Area LotsFriday's wet, dreary conditions and slippery roads were not optimal for holiday shopping -- especially on tree farms. So KPIX 5's Don Ford wanted to find out if the weather kept people away. (11-23-18)
Shoppers Cut Thanksgiving Day Celebrations Short to Line Up for DoorbustersIn the Bay Area, crowds hit the stores in search of those pre-Black Friday bargains. some stores staying open late into the night. Betty Yu reports. (11-22-18)
Thanksgiving at San Francisco's Glide Memorial Comes With Much More Than TurkeyFor a lot of people, Thanksgiving can be a tough time but, as Kiet Do reports, volunteers in San Francisco made the day something special for anyone looking for a hot holiday meal and some conversation. (11-22-18)
Oakland Arts Students Deliver Food and Song to the Homeless on ThanksgivingStudents from Oakland School for the Arts banded together on Thursday to provide a Thanksgiving Day meal for the homeless. Don Ford reports. (11-22-18)
Concord Turkey Trot Brings Out Runners, Serious and NotThe 4th annual turkey trot in downtown Concord got underway around 8 am Thursday at Todos Santos park. It featured a "tot trot" for kids along with 5-and 10-k races.some runners even dressed up for the occasion. (11-22-18)
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)
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.
Make-A-Wish Foundation Kicks Off Macy's Believe Campaign This Holiday SeasonJust in time for the holidays, the Make-A-Wish Foundation kicked off the Macy's Believe Campaign. Kids will send their letters to Santa and help raise millions. Make-A-Wish kid Anthony Slocumb and Kelsey Wetzstein from Make-A-Wish Bay Area share their story with Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego.
Experts Say Decorative Halloween Spider Webs Dangerous to AnimalsWith Halloween right around the corner, animal care experts are sounding the alarm about a certain spooky decoration which can be deadly to wildlife. Don Ford reports. (10-18-18)
Kristina Richens From The Republic Of Tea Teaches The 'Art Of Tea'Kristina Richens, Minister of Commerce for Republic of Tea stops by Bay Area Focus to share some fall and winter seasonal blends and shows Michelle Griego how to make the perfect cup of tea.
Jeff Zappelli Of WALT Wines Shares Some Great Pinot Noirs For The HolidaysJeff Zappelli, General Manager of WALT Wines brings some popular Pinot Noir wines from his tasting room in Sonoma.
Celebrate Tashlique With Reboot At SF's Ocean BeachDavid Katznelson, executive director of Reboot talks to BAF's Michelle Griego about a new take on Tashlique, the Jewish New Year tradition of casting out the old.
San Bruno Police Arrest Dozens for Illegal FireworksIt was a busy Fourth of July for the San Bruno police department. Wilson Walker reports. (7-5-18)
Fog Stays Mostly at Bay for SF July 4 Fireworks ShowIt was a good night for fireworks along the San Francisco waterfront as the fog waited until most of the show was complete before moving in. Betty Yu reports. (7-4-18)
Rohnert Park Residents Stage Impromptu Fireworks Show in Parking LotIn Sonoma County, last year's catastrophic wildfires have left some folks uneasy, especially around fireworks. But not everyone is worried. Joe Vazquez reports from an amateur fireworks display in Rohnert Park. (7-4-18)
Illegal Fireworks Explode Over San Jose NeighborhoodsDespite a coordinated effort to catch and punish violators, illegal fireworks shows were visible all over San Jose Wednesday night. Maria Medina reports. (7-4-18)
San Jose Cracks Down on Illegal FireworksSan Jose is hoping to avoid another flurry of illegal fireworks shows popping up around the city. Maria Medina says that, while past crackdowns didn't work police and fire officials aren't giving up. (7-4-18)