Demand for furniture is peaking at a time when deliveries are back-logged. Len Ramirez reports. (1-7-22)

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Supply Chain Crisis Crimps Furniture Supply as Demand SoarsDemand for furniture is peaking at a time when deliveries are back-logged. Len Ramirez reports. (1-7-22)
Oakland Homeowner Blames Caltrans for Repeat FloodingTheresa Mendoza of Oakland blames a Caltrans drainage ditch and culvert that runs along her back fence for three recent flooding events in her home. Andria Borba reports. (12-16-21)
Alameda County Imposes Water RestrictionsThe Alameda County Water District officially declared a water shortage emergency Thursday night and new restrictions are in place, effective immediately. Andrea Nakano reports. (12-9-21)
San Francisco House Fetches Astronomical OverbidOverbidding on homes has become the norm for real estate in the Bay Area but usually that doesn't mean spending a million dollars over the asking price. Max Darrow reports. (12-9-21)
Santa Cruz Mountain Community Struggles With Unreliable, Unsafe Water ServiceIn Boulder Creek, a small community nestled deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains, frustration over an unreliable water supply is growing. Part One of a 2-part series. Maria Cid Medina reports. (11-18-21)
Projects to Curtail Homelessness Score SuccessOver the past 3 years, KPIX 5's Project Home team has profiled dozens of unhoused Bay Area residents. Now there's some good news to share. Andria Borba reports. (11-11-21)
Berkeley House Sells for $1.5 Million Over Asking PriceA house in Berkeley was listed for $2.75 million. Ten days and nine offers later the home sold for $4.25 million. Max Darrow reports. (10-29-21)
Proposed Street Extension in San Jose Draws NIMBY ResistanceA San Jose street project called the "Charcot Extension" has been on the books for decades and is now beginning to move forward. Neighbors say the area has changed and they’re putting up a fight. John Ramos reports. (10-16-21)
San Jose Set to Impose Steep Penalty for Residential Water OveruseSan Jose will soon have the toughest water conservation measures of any major city in the state. Kiet Do reports. (10-15-21)
Fire-Hardening Saves Homes But Insurers Resist Rate ReductionsCalifornia homeowners who have taken steps to make their properties resistant to wildfires expect to see their efforts recognized by their insurance companies. Most of them are in for disappointment. Kenny Choi reports. (9-30-21)
Project Home: Insurance Moratorium Gives Temporary Relief To Homeowners In Fire ZonesThe past three years, California ordered temporary moratoriums following major fires to stop insurance companies from dropping policies. But as Kenny Choi tells us, when the moratoriums expire it could hit closer to home than you think.
Demonstrators Call for Continued Eviction Moratorium at S.F. RallyWith the state eviction moratorium about to expire, local housing advocates are demanding action to help renters who have fallen behind on their payments. Devin Fehely reports. (9-26-21)
Lifestyle Expert David Viggiano Shares The Hottest Products From The Inspired Home ShowInternational Housewares Association spokesperson and lifestyle expert David Viggiano shares fun, practical and environmentally friendly products for the home with Bay Area Focus host Len Kiese. For more, visit
San Jose Homeless RV Parking Site Spurs NIMBY BacklashSan Jose announced its first temporary Safe RV parking spot for homeless campers and it's located in a dense residential neighborhood. Kiet Do reports. (9-3-21)
Apple Commits Millions to Relocate Homeless Campers on Its PropertyApple Inc. announced it will spend several million dollars to find permanent housing for dozens of homeless campers who have been living on about 60 undeveloped acres owned by the tech giant. Kiet Do reports. (8-13-21)
Tenants Receive $475,000 Buyout to Move Out of San Francisco ApartmentEven in the crazy world of San Francisco real estate, a $475,000 voluntary buyout offered to one couple to move out of their apartment has captured national attention. Max Darrow reports. (7-30-21)
Battle Over Sausalito Homeless Encampment Nears a ShowdownThe city of Sausalito has given residents of a tent encampment at Dunphy Park until Tuesday to leave but the campers have vowed to stay. Da Lin reports. (6-27-21)
East Bay Startup Tackles Housing Crunch With 3-D Printing TechnologyMighty Buildings of Oakland has created seven 3D-printed ADUs (accessory dwelling units) that are already out in the community. Susie Steimle reports. (6-24-21)
Real Estate Madness in Manteca as Home Prices Pass Million-Dollar MarkNew home buyers, many fleeing the Bay Area, are pouring into Manteca and they're ready to pay. Anna Giles reports. (6-24-21)
Tips to Avoid Power Outages During Impending Heat WaveSunday there are concerns that the state's power grid could become overloaded in the hotter days ahead. Devin Fehely reports on what experts are urging people to do to avoid outages. (6-13-21)
Drought Crisis: Healdsburg Bans Sprinklers; Limits Personal Water UseHealdsburg officials have unveiled tough new restrictions on water use, ordering sprinklers and drop irrigation system to be shut off immediately. John Ramos reports. (6-12-21)
With Eviction Moratorium About to Expire, Tenants Ask for ReliefThe statewide eviction moratorium is set to expire in 20 days, putting more than one million Californians at risk of losing their homes. Susie Steimle reports. (6-10-21)
CoCo County Supervisors Step Up Battle Against Illegal FireworksThe drought together with the rise in California wildfires has prompted Contra Costa County to crack down on illegal fireworks. Kenny Choi reports. (6-10-21)
Marin County Residents Fall Short of Water Conservation GoalThe Marin County water district is calling on customers to cut back water usage by 40 percent but, so far, efforts are falling short. Da Lin reports. (6-4-21)

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