A self-help housing project in St. Helena is building homes for lower-income families in one of the most expensive communities in the Bay Area. (9-19-20) More info: OurTownStHelena.org/projects
Low-Income, Self-Help Workers in St. Helena Build Their Own HomesA self-help housing project in St. Helena is building homes for lower-income families in one of the most expensive communities in the Bay Area. (9-19-20) More info: OurTownStHelena.org/projects
Students Rising Above: A Scholar Becomes a TeacherFirst grade teacher Tanesha Walker is seeing her classroom for the first time this year but, when SRA first met her, she was in high school. Michelle Griego reports. (9-18-20)
Santa Clara County Offers Free Flu ShotsSanta Clara County will be offering free flu shots as health officials try to get a jump on influenza because of potential complications from COVID-19. Len Ramirez reports. (9-17-20)
Better Together: Feeding Seniors in NeedSince the pandemic began not many of us have adapted like Adrian Williams who shifted her non-profit from helping young San Francisco children to those in need on the other end of the age spectrum. Allen Martin reports. (9-17-20)
Bay Area Teachers Unions, Districts Wrangle Over Classroom ReopeningMore elementary schools in Bay Area counties are starting to reopen with waivers but school districts within those counties and teachers' unions have to reach agreements before kids come back to the classrooms. Kenny Choi reports. (9-17-20)
Latino Leaders Shift Carnaval SF Focus to Coronavirus Community ResponseAs the COVID-19 pandemic forces heritage celebrations to be canceled, Latino leaders in San Francisco are turning their attention to addressing a crisis that is plaguing the community. Joe Vazquez reports. (9-13-20)
S.F. Muni Honors Driver Who Died on the JobLast month San Francisco Muni driver Antonio Cahiling had a heart attack on Noe Street, crashing his empty bus and died. Saturday, a car caravan drove his last route on the Divisadero line to honor his memory. Devin Fehely reports. (9-12-20)
Series of Unfortunate Events Bedevil 'City That Knows How' If Not 'How Long'From the pandemic to the fires and the smoke -- these trying times are certainly taking a toll on our mental and physical health. Wilson Walker reports. (9-11-20)
South Bay Restaurateur's Generosity Facing Financial Ruin Matched by Community SupportA Los Gatos restaurateur facing pandemic-induced insolvency decided to spend his final days in business making free meals for wildfire victims and firefighters. He didn't expect the response he got from his community. Maria Medina reports. (9-10-20)
Despite Opposition, Richmond Moves Forward With Point Molate ProjectJohn Ramos reports on the Richmond City Council approving a massive residential project after decades of fighting.
A Look Back: San Bruno Rocked By PG&E Pipeline ExplosionAllen Martin looks back at the deadly San Bruno Pipeline that left eight people dead and destroyed over 30 houses on Sept. 9, 2010.
On Some City Blocks County Lines Don't Line Up With CA Color-Coded Plans For ReopeningBay Area businesses are waiting for their county to get permission to reopen, but as Joe Vazquez explains, in some cities the difference between opening or staying closed, could come down to one city block.
PG&E Power Shutoff Leaves Santa Rosa Residents In The DarkA smoky day has given way to a very dark night in Santa Rosa. As Andrea Nakano reports, some small businesses and residents are feeling especially powerless.
How San Mateo Co. Registrar Is Protecting Votes From Hackers, CyberattacksElection 2020 is weeks away and voters will soon begin casting their mail-in ballots. The San Mateo County Registrar of Voters talked to KPIX 5's Devin Fehely about how they are preparing to to defend the election from hackers and cyberattacks.
Neighbors Complain 'Vendors Row' at Lake Merritt Creates Evening Traffic BedlamSome Oakland residents are complaining about the crowds attracted by a group of outdoor vendors operating along Lake Merritt. Neighborhood residents want them gone but the vendors say they’re just trying to survive. John Ramos reports. (9-6-20)
Red Cross Updates Fire Victim Shelter Protocols for Social DistancingThe recent wildfires were California's first big test for the Red Cross in the age of coronavirus. Emily Turner reports. (9-5-20)
Coastside Businesses Bank on Locals' Support as Some Beaches Close Labor Day WeekendSmall business owners in Pacifica are hoping that customers will still come even though the beaches will be shut down. Betty Yu reports. (9-4-20)
15 Marin County Schools Set to ReopenThe majority of schools set to reopen early next week are private but there are some public schools on the list. Kenny Choi reports from Tiburon. (9-4-20)
SF Chef Gets Non-Profit Funding to Supply Meals to FirefightersIn an effort to thank fire crews battling the wildfires in northern California, the Gary Sinise Foundation is providing them with thousands of meals prepared by San Francisco's Big Jim's Barbecue. Don Ford reports. (9-3-20)
Police Reform Bill Stripping Badges From Bad Cops Fails in LegislatureWilson Walker reports on how a bill that would allow “bad officers” to be permanently stripped of their badges failed to pass the California Legislature. (9-1-20)
Sonoma County Opens Wildfire Assistance Centers in Healdsburg, GuernevilleSonoma County opened two assistance centers for wildfire victims in Healdsburg and Guerneville staffed by representatives from government and social service agencies. John Ramos reports. (8-29-20)
Pleasanton Barber Shop Sees Daylong Line After Alameda County Permits Outdoor HaircutsThe simple act of getting a haircut is one of the things that has become quite complicated in recent months. In Pleasanton on Saturday, there were plenty of people ready to take advantage of newly-loosened restrictions. Wilson Walker reports. (8-29-20)
Reopening Plans Revamped WIth Simplified, Color-Coded TiersCalifornia has moved to a new color-coded system to track how individual counties are handling COVID-19 and when restrictions can loosen. Andria Borba reports. (8-28-20)
Alameda County Food Banks See Extraordinary DemandThe Alameda County Food Bank director of community engagement tells KPIX “We’ve never seen anything like this in 35 years in business." Don Ford reports. (8-28-20)