Caltrain is proposing a $25 billion project that could make the commuter rail system more like BART. Susie Steimle tells us that would mean more trains, , and increased ridership.
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Caltrain Multi-Billion Dollar Plan Promises Major Upgrades To Commuter Rail SystemCaltrain is proposing a $25 billion project that could make the commuter rail system more like BART. Susie Steimle tells us that would mean more trains, , and increased ridership.
Marin Homeowner Denied Permit For Backup Generator As PG&E Power Shutoffs LoomCalifornians are told large wildfires may be the new normal and residents should prepare for power shutoffs. John Ramos met a Mill Valley homeowner who hit a wall at City Hall, when he tried to do just that.
Report: ICE Flew Thousands Of Detainees In And Out Of Oakland Int'l AirportICE chartered nearly a thousand flights in and out of Oakland International Airport between 2010 and 2018, carrying nearly 43,000 detainees to be deported or transferred to other detention centers, according to a report by the Mercury News. Betty Yu reports. (7-21-2019)
Bay Area Lawmakers Set To Question Robert Mueller This WeekBay Area Representatives Zoe Lofgren, Jackie Speier and Eric Swalwell are on the committees that will hear testimony from former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller on July 24. Melissa Caen reports. (7-21-2019)
Tom Steyer Campaigns, Denounces Trump In San FranciscoWhite House hopeful Tom Steyer visited Manny's in San Francisco, a familiar stop for Democrats. In addition to campaign priorities, he was also asked about President Trump's recent attacks on four congresswomen of color. (7-17-2019)
Donald Trump Jr. Attends Presidential Fundraiser In San Francisco's Nob HillA fundraiser for the president, hosted at a posh Nob Hill residence, starred the president's own son. Joe Vazquez reports. (7-17-2019)
Pilot Program Allows People Living In Cars, RVs To Park In Lot Near SF's Balboa BART StationSan Francisco is offering a temporary solution to the growing number of people who live in their cars. Joe Vazquez tells us about a pilot plan to let people park overnight near the Balboa BART station.
Amazon Prime Day Protests Planned By Immigrant Rights, Labor LeadersImmigrant rights and labor leaders are planning protests on Amazon's Prime Day to demand the company to cut ties with ICE. Betty Yu reports. (7-14-2019)
Mission Residents Stay Home In Fear Of ICE Raids Despite No Reported ActivityThough there were no reports of ICE raids on Sunday in the Bay Area, immigrant rights activists said people still stayed home behind closed doors.Joe Vazquez reports. (7-14-2019)
Bay Area Immigration Advocacy Groups Brace For Potential ICE SweepsImmigrant rights activists in Berkeley have been preparing for the rumored ICE raids--staffing extra volunteers at hotlines where people could report ICE activity--but so far Sunday, the phones have been quiet. Katie Nielsen reports. (7-14-2019)
FTC Approves $5 Billion Fine for FacebookAt $5 billion, the fine the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it’s given to a technology company. Betty Yu reports. (7-12-19)
Bay Area Activist Groups Prepare for ICE RaidsBay Area immigrant groups are urging the community to stay calm and know their rights with the threat of ICE raids looming this Sunday. Team coverage from Christin Ayers in Oakland and Wilson Walker in the North Bay. (7-12-19)
Gov. Newsom Signs Wildfire Safety LegislationGovernor Newsom signed a major wildfire legislation and safety bill at the Capitol Friday morning. KPIX 5's Melissa Caen breaks down the contentious bill and how it impacts the liability of utility companies. (7-12-19)
Defense Rests Case in Ghost Ship Fire TrialThursday marked the end of a big chapter in the Ghost Ship trial as the defense rested their case. Andria Borba reports. (7-11-19)
Report: ICE To Begin Arresting, Deporting Thousands Of Undocumented FamiliesThe New York Times reported Wednesday that mass round-ups of undocumented families long promised by the Trump Administration will begin as soon as Sunday. Veronica Delacruz reports. (7-10-2019)
Bay Area Politicians Call For Secretary of Labor Acosta To ResignPoliticians in the Bay Area are calling for U.S. Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta to resign. He's accused of giving a sweetheart deal to billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing underage girls. Melissa Caen reports. (7-10-2019)
Ghost Ship Warehouse Defendant Almena Testifies He's Tired, Brokenhearted, Just So SadThe most anticipated moment of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire trial happened late Monday afternoon, when master tenant Derick Almena took the stand. Juliette Goodrich was in the courtroom.
War Of Words Between Kamala Harris, Joe Biden ContinuesThe war of words between Senator Kamala Harris and former vice president Joe Biden continued Sunday. Biden says the 2020 election is about the future, but Harris says Biden still hasn't apologized for his past. Melissa Caen reports. (7-7-2019)
At Issue: The State of the RepublicWhere is the balance of power among Congress, the court and the presidency? Phil Matier discusses past and present politics and government with Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord). (7-7-19)
7.1 Magnitude S. California A Reminder 'The Big One' Could Hit The Bay AreaThe 7.1 magnitude quake in Ridgecrest was so powerful, people felt it all the way in the Bay Area.Brian Hackney explains, a quake on the Hayward Fault is overdue and could be even worse; Jackie Ward talks to a seismologist..
California Offers Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT) To Combat Opioid AddictionMarlies Perez from the CA Dept.of Health Care Services talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about a new program called MAT, which provides prevention, treatment and recovery services to help patients struggling with opioid addiction.
Gov. Newsom Visits Incoming Affordable Housing Complex In EmeryvilleWhat was once a vacant lot along San Pablo Avenue will soon be 87 brand new affordable housing units, thanks to state funding and a $4.5 million bond from the city of Emeryville. Jackie Ward reports. (7-2-2019)
Immigration Crisis At Border Sparks Outrage In The Bay AreaPresident Trump signed a bill to help the government cope with the surge of migrants at the southern border. But the immigration crisis continues to spark outrage--from Texas to right here in the Bay Area. Joe Vazquez reports. (7-1-2019)
Cost Of Fixing Old Highway 101 San Rafael Off-Ramp Millions More Than ExpectedThe cost to replace an aging Highway 101 off-ramp in San Rafael has soared beyond the original estimates. Don Ford went there to find out why the cost of the fix jumped millions of dollars.
At Issue: Pride ProgressKPIX 5's Phil Matier discusses LGBT progress in the 50 years since Stonewall with state senator Scott Wiener (D-S.F.)
At Issue: Border AgreementKPIX 5's Phil Matier talks with U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord). (6-30-19)
New Rules Hit Medicinal Pot Users High Prices, Limited ProductsIn an odd twist, the new laws that govern recreational pot use is hurting people who need marijuana to survive. John Ramos talked to a medical cannabis store owner and a patient in Marin.
Stanford Offers Billions In Benefits To Santa Clara County In Campus Expansion TalksStanford University is offering billions of dollars to Santa Clara County to improve housing, traffic and local public schools. But in exchange, the university wants a clear path for its own expansion plans. Len Ramirez reports. (6-25-2019)
At Issue: Wildfire Costs / VaccinationKPIX 5's Phil Matier and state senator Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) discuss two issues facing the California legislature. (6-23-19)