During the Great Recession, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District began closing fire stations. Now the district’s board is considering voting themselves out of existence to change improve service. John Ramos reports. 10-17-20)

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East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Mulls Merger WIth Con FireDuring the Great Recession, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District began closing fire stations. Now the district’s board is considering voting themselves out of existence to change improve service. John Ramos reports. 10-17-20)
Bay Area Counties Grapple With Avalanche of Mailed BallotsIn county registrar of voters offices across the state workers are busy verifying signatures and getting ballots ready for processing in what is shaping up to be an historic absentee-ballot election. Wilson Walker reports from Palo Alto. (10-16-20)
Oakland Leaders Call for Increased Coronavirus Testing in Fruitvale NeighborhoodThe Latinx community in Oakland is calling for federal help to combat high COVID-19 infection rates. The Fruitvale neighborhood continues to have the highest positive cases in Alameda County. Da Lin reports. (10-16-20)
California Sen. Feinstein Takes Heat Over Warm Words for Lindsey GrahamSen. Dianne Feinstein’s kind words directed at Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), along with a friendly hug, have stirred outrage among prominent liberals. Joe Vazquez reports. (10-15-20)
Vote Smart: The Battle Over Prop 22Are Uber drivers and other members of the "gig economy" truly independent contractors? Or are the actually part-time employees, eligible for the same benefits as other such workers receive? Devin Fehely delves into the controversy over Proposition 22. (10-15-20)
Amy Coney Barrett SCOTUS Nomination Edges Toward ConfirmationRepublicans powered Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett closer to confirmation Thursday, pushing past Democratic objections. (10-15-20)
East Bay Firefighters Call on Oakley to Pause New DevelopmentThe East Contra Costa fire district sent a letter to the Oakley city council telling them to stop approving new residential and commercial projects until they pay up and increase impact fees charged on developers. Da Lin reports. (10-11-20)
South Bay Leaders Fear COVID-19 Confusion Could Lead to New Wave of InfectionsWith President Trump touting his experimental treatments as a "cure" for coronavirus, Santa Clara County health officials fret that the public could ease up on social distancing, masks. Len Ramirez reports. (10-9-20)
Vote Smart: Viewers' Early-Voting Questions AnsweredNapa County Registrar of Voters John Tuteur answers viewers' questions about voting in this historic election. (10-9-20)
Vote Smart: Proposition 23 and the Dialysis IndustryDevin Fehely takes a close look at how Prop 23 would potentially overhaul the dialysis industry. (10-9-20)
As First Week of Early Voting Ends Counties See Surge in Ballots CastThe first week of early voting is coming to an end and one thing is clear: a lot of voters have already cast their ballots, Wilson Walker reports. (10-9-20)
Trump Set to Return to Campaigning as Biden Stumps in NevadaPres. Trump will head back on the campaign trail on Monday and, tomorrow, he'll host an event from the White House. Meanwhile, Joe Biden hit the campaign trail in the battleground state of Nevada. Debra Alfarone reports from Washington. (10-9-20)
Google Shows Details of Major San Jose Development ProjectGoogle is about to disrupt more than technology. Len Ramirez takes a look at how the Silicon Valley titan's huge development plan will transform downtown San Jose. (10-8-20)
Oakland Revives 15-Year-Old Slavery Disclosure LawThe city of Oakland is taking a step to make companies disclose any historical ties to slavery. Kenny Choi reports. (10-8-20)
East Bay Man Receives Multiple, Misdirected BallotsA Lafayette man has some extra ballots on his hands. They arrived at the correct address but the problem is: the people they were addressed to don't live there and never did. Wilson Walker reports. (10-8-20)
Oakland Leaders Propose New Plan to Relocate Homeless CampsThe proposed "Encampment Management Policy" would ban tents within 150 feet of schools and no more than 50 feet from homes, businesses, playgrounds, parks and other recreation areas. Da Lin reports. (10-4-20)
Trump Says He's Feeling Better; Chief of Staff Says Next 48 Hours CriticalPresident Trump said in aTwitter video on Saturday evening that he is feeling "much better" but a source familiar with his health said Saturday that his vitals over the past 24 hours were "very concerning." (10-3-20)
Trump Treatment News Leaves More Questions Than Answers, UCSF Professor SaysUnderstanding the severity of the president's condition will take time, said Dr. Bob Wachter with UCSF School of Medicine, in an interview with KPIX 5's Wilson Walker. (10-3-20)
Bay Area Researchers Say Experimental Coronavirus Treatment Comes With Risks for PresidentAmong the treatments for COVID-19 that President Trump received Friday is an experimental antibody drug that is being tested in 70 locations in the United States, including the Bay Area. Andrea Nakano reports. (10-2-20)
President Trump Moved From White House to Walter Reed for COVID-19 TreatmentPresident Trump was relocated to Walter Reed Medical Center Friday evening and received experimental treatment. Christina Ruffini reports. (10-2-20)
Santa Clara County Gears Up for Influx of Poll WatchersSanta Clara County's registrar of voters is preparing for a potential increase in poll observers during the presidential election, after Pres. Trump called on his supporters to go to the polls on election night. Len Ramirez reports. (10-1-20)
Justice Dept. Tells S.F. Mayor Her Rule for Places of Worship UnconstitutionalThe U.S. Justice Department sent a letter to S.F. Mayor London Breed saying that the city's current COVID-19 policy allowing only one congregant in places of worship "is contrary to the Constitution..." Joe Vazquez reports. (9-25-20)
Bay Area Cities Hire Extra Help in Rush to Complete 2020 CensusCities and counties across California are trying to make sure we get an accurate population count and, in many instances, they've hired their own workers to supplement the efforts of federal census takers. Devin Fehely reports. (9-25-20)
San Jose Volunteers Become Early Climate Action Warriors in New State InitiativeCalifornia is looking to recruit a new generation of climate change warriors and San Jose is the first to join the fight. Len Ramirez reports. (9-25-20)

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