One of Santa Clara county's top health leaders said Friday the state's approach to the pandemic isn't working and the virus is just weeks away from spreading out of control in California. Maria Medina reports. (7-10-20)

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South Bay Health Officer Warns Coronavirus Could Soon Spread Out of ControlOne of Santa Clara county's top health leaders said Friday the state's approach to the pandemic isn't working and the virus is just weeks away from spreading out of control in California. Maria Medina reports. (7-10-20)
Lawmakers, Advocates Question Specifics of Gov. Newsom's Prison Inmate Release PlanCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that roughly 8,000 prisoners will be released to try to contain the COVID-19 outbreak at state prisons. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-10-20)
Oakland School District Plan for Reopening Involves Distance Learning at StartSchool is scheduled to begin in Oakland in just one month and some people in the community say any plan that involves returning to school is just too risky amid the coronavirus pandemic. Betty Yu reports. (7-10-20)
Crews Extinguish 3-Alarm Blaze in San Francisco Pacific HeightsCrews battled a three-alarm fire at Washington and Franklin streets in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood Friday night, bringing the blaze under control shortly before 9 p.m after it had damaged four buildings and displaced a number of residents. (7-10-20)
Pacific Heights Fire: Raw video from Keith Johnson of Pacifc Heights FireRaw video from Keith Johnson of Pacifc Heights Fire
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PIX NowHere's the latest from the KPIX newsroom. (7-10-20)
Oakland Schools Announce Plan for Phased Return to Classroom TeachingThe Oakland Unified School District announced Friday that the 2020-2021 school year would begin in August with all students in distance learning before returning to classrooms in phases. Betty Yu reports. (7-10-20)
Buster Posey Opts Out of Playing in Pandemic-Shortened SeasonBuster Posey of the San Francisco Giants announced he plans to opt out of playing in the upcoming 2020 baseball season. (7-10-20)
With Tech Campuses Deserted, Food Trucks Make House CallsIn Silicon Valley, instead of waiting for people to come to their food trucks, operators are taking their food trucks to the people. Len Ramirez reports. (7-10-20)
Martinez Merchants Board Up Shops in Advance of Weekend BLM DemonstrationA protest planned for Sunday in Martinez has residents and business owners saying they don't know what to expect. Wilson Walker reports. (7-10-20)
Surge in Demand for Virus Testing Leads to Long Wait TimesCoronavirus testing in California has ramped up as cases spike. All that demand is putting a strain on the system. Devin Fehely reports. (7-10-20)
SF AIDS Conference Ends With Focus on COVID-19The world's largest AIDS conference ended Friday by focusing entirely on fighting COVID-19. Experts including Dr. Anthony Fauci gathered online to discuss the latest in vaccines, research and the need for masks. (7-10-20)
S.F. Bayview Community Farm an Oasis of Racial Harmony – With VeggiesOrganizer Lawland Long says the Fang Asian Community Garden is more than just a garden. It’s a place for racial healing, understanding and learning. Don Ford reports. (7-10-20)
Steph Curry Helps Oakland Man Stay in His 'Warriors House'Stephen Curry and Dub Nation are stepping up to help a superfan from losing his Oakland "Warriors House" to foreclosure. (7-10-20)
Friday Evening Pinpoint ForecastMeteorologist Paul Heggen has the Bay Area weekend microclimate forecast. (7-10-20)
Berkeley Moves Toward Unarmed, Civilian Traffic EnforcementBerkeley could become the first city in the nation where unarmed transportation employees, not police officers, will be making routine traffic stops. Da Lin reports. (7-10-20)
Thousands of California Prison Inmates Set to Be Released Because of COVID-19 OutbreaksCalifornia officials will soon release another 2,100 inmates from state prisons in response to the coronavirus pandemic and now plans to release a total of more than 10,000. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-10-20)
Bay Area College Student, Foster Child Overcomes Challenge Of COVID-19 Shutdown Of CampusOdalis Millan's sophomore year at Sonoma State University began as the trip of a lifetime, as she left home to study abroad in Spain. Then COVID-19 hit and the country went into quarantine. The study abroad program shut down and Millan, along with her classmates, frantically made plans to get back to the United States.
California Officials React To President Trump's Continued Call For Schools To ReopenAnne Makovec reports on President Trump continuing threats to cut off funding to schools that don't reopen for in-person learning (7-10-2020)
Temperatures Warm Up Inland For A Hot WeekendMary Lee reports on anticipated warm-up for inland parts of the Bay Area leading to a hot Sunday (7-10-2020)
Friday Morning Weather Forecast With Mary LeeExpect continued mostly clear skies in the Bay Area heading into the weekend. Highs along the coast will be in the 60s, while inland highs could approach 100 by Sunday. Mary Lee has the forecast. (7/10/20)
Big Rig Crash Leads To Overnight Fire On Altamont PassA big-rig crash on Interstate 580 near the Altamont Pass early Friday morning led to a fire that scorched more than 200 acres and a shutdown of the highway. Katie Nielsen reports. (7/10/20)
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