Realtors are discouraging home sellers from reading overly-personal appeals from prospective buyers, known in the industry as "love letters." Susie Steimle reports. (4-1-21)

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California Realtors Advise Sellers to Ignore 'Love Letters' From Would-Be BuyersRealtors are discouraging home sellers from reading overly-personal appeals from prospective buyers, known in the industry as "love letters." Susie Steimle reports. (4-1-21)
COVID Vaccines: Software Engineer Develops App To Find Bay Area Appointments In Real-TimeAn East Bay software engineer has developed a free app that scours the websites of more than 20 healthcare providers in the Bay Area for open vaccine appointments, immediately notifying users in real-time. Kiet Do reports. (3/30/21)
As Travel Resumes, Consumers Struggle Using CreditsAs travel picks up with more vaccinations, some consumers said they're having a hard time using travel credits they have held onto since the pandemic hit. Kristine Lazar reports. (3/23/21)
Some Energy-Saving Remodel Plans Hit Homeowners With Financing GotchasA state-approved program to help low-income homeowners make energy improvements to their property has had catastrophic and unintended consequences. Susie Steimle reports. (3-18-21)
Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks Gender Neutral Sections In StoresRetail stores in California may be required to maintain gender-neutral sections for clothes, toys and childcare articles under a new proposal from a Bay Area lawmaker. Devin Fehely reports. (3/3/21)
Bay Area Gas Prices, Traffic Race Towards Pre-Pandemic LevelsOnce deserted streets and highways across the Bay Area are filling back up with cars as we possibly near the end of the pandemic, and gas prices have rocketed up to meet demand. Devin Fehely reports. (3/2/21)
Backup On The Bay: Long Line Of Cargo Ships Wait To Dock At Port of OaklandThe Port of Oakland has been the fullest it has been in years, with numerous ships waiting in San Francisco Bay to dock. Don Ford reports. (2/23/21)
State Ban on Disposing Treated Wood Hammers Home-Improvement BusinessThe state of California has banned the disposal of a common building material and it is leaving homeowners and contractors with no place to dump it. John Ramos reports. (1-31-21)
COVID: East Bay Restaurant Owners Angry Over Latest Stay-At Home OrderA group of restaurant owners upset over the latest shutdowns are mull protests as the current stay-at-home order bans outdoor dining until early January. Juliette Goodrich reports. (12/8/20)
Fraudulent Charges Appearing On Bank Of America EDD Debit Cards Of 350,000 Unemployed Californians.Something very scary is happening to thousands of unemployed Californians who receive their government benefits through a Bank of America debit card - their accounts are getting drained by fraudsters. Kenny Choi reports. (10/28/20)
Fraudulent Charges Appearing On Bank Of America EDD Debit Cards Of 350,000 Unemployed Californians.Something very scary is happening to thousands of unemployed Californians who receive their government benefits through a Bank of America debit card - their accounts are getting drained by fraudsters. Kenny Choi reports. (10/28/20)
Audits Show Fraud Permeates Through Federal COVID-19 Relief ProgramsA pair of audits of the Small Business Administration that are about to be released find “significant evidence” the SBA approved hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in potentially fraudulent loans. Kenny Choi reports. (10/21/20)
Audits Show Fraud Permeates Through Federal COVID-19 Relief ProgramsA pair of audits of the Small Business Administration that are about to be released find “significant evidence” the SBA approved hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in potentially fraudulent loans. Kenny Choi reports. (10/21/20)
Latest PSPS Outages Leaves Thousands Of Bay Area PG&E Customers In The DarkThousands of people in the Bay Area are without power late Wednesday night as part of Pacific Gas & Electric Company's latest Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). Andrea Nakano reports from Calistoga, where much of the town is without power. (10/14/20)
Berkeley Approves Ban On Junk Food Sales At Grocery Checkout AislesSix years after enacting a tax on soda, Berkeley officials became the first in the nation to ban unhealthy food from being sold at checkout aisles at most grocery stores. Don Ford reports. (9/23/20)
Campbell Man Claims Area Postal Workers Fudging Records to Hide Deteriorating ServiceA Campbell man claims the United States Postal Service is breaking the law and he said he has the evidence to prove it. Maria Medina reports. (9-11-20)
Cal ISO Warns of Possible Blackouts With Looming Heat WaveThe California independent system operator has issued a Flex Alert and warned of potential rolling blackouts as inland valley temps are expected to soar this weekend. Andria Borba reports. (9-3-20)
Free Noise App Makes Working At Home EasierAllen Martin reports on a free office noise app that makes working at home easier. (8-11-20)
Facebook Says It Will Crack Down on Hate SpeechFacebook announced Friday it will begin banning ads that scapegoat ethnic groups and minorities in addition to labeling potentially “harmful” posts from public figures Ken Bastida talke with Cnet editor Ian Sherr. (6-26-20)
San Francisco Renters Break Leases, Flee CityA survey from the San Francisco Apartment Association found that 7.5% of renters have broken their lease over the last three months. Kenny Choi reports. (6-18-20)
Bay Area Gas Prices Drastically Drop During Coronavirus Shelter-In-PlaceAs the Bay Area remains under a shelter-in-place due to the coronavirus pandemic, those who are driving are paying prices that haven't been seen in years. (4/23/20)
Instacart Shoppers To Stage Nationwide Strike Over Coronavirus ConcernsShoppers working for the delivery app Instacart are planning a picket on Monday citing the need for protective safety equipment and higher pay as business surges during the coronavirus pandemic. Katie Nielsen reports. (3/30/20)
Online Consignment Store TheRealReal Opens Physical Showroom in SF Union SquareThe luxury second-hand store could bring new life to San Francisco's shopping district. Betty Yu reports. (3-6-20)
Lululemon Leggings at Flea Markets - Real Deal or Steal?It's one of the most popular workout clothing brands on the market and an expensive one as well. Lululemon leggings can run you as much as $150 dollars a pair. What if you could buy them for half price? KPIX 5's Andria Borba investigates. (2-20-20)

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