Governor's Coronavirus Update: Voter InformationGov. Gavin Newsom and California secretary of state Alex Padilla outlined steps they are taking to ensure a safe election in 2020. (5-8-20)
Coronavirus California Update: Dr. Mark Ghaly on Criteria for Reopening EconomyDr. Mark Ghaly outlined the specific criteria the state will require as counties and businesses plan their reopening timelines. (5-7-20)
Governor's Coronavirus Update: California Budget ShortfallGov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday: "My optimism is conditioned on ... more Federal support." (5-7-20)
New Testing Site In East San Jose 'Quick,' 'Super Easy'Despite a mixup in the address of one of Santa Clara County's new COVID-19 testing sites, Kiet Do tells us that dozens of people showed up on Tuesday and the process takes about two minutes.
Antioch Planning Commissioner Caught in Coronavirus Comment ControversyAntioch planning commissioner Ken Turnage drew fire when he said "let nature take its course" with COVID-19 deaths. Da Lin reports. (5-1-20)
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom on COVID-19 Testing and New CasesThe governor said California is now averaging 25,000 tests per day for coronavirus. (5-1-20)
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom on State Response to UnemploymentGov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that nearly 4 million Californians have filed for unemployment insurance since the lockdown began. (5-1-20)
Governor Lets Bay Area Beaches Remain Open With RestrictionsAfter rumors that he might close all beaches and state parks in California, Gov. Newsom on Thursday instead confined his closure order to Orange County beaches. Kenny Choi reports. (4-30-20)
Governor's Coronavirus Noon News Update (Full Version)Gov Gavin Newsom announced a new online portal to help parents find child care resources in their area and the closures of some state beaches and parks in his Thursday noon coronavirus update. (4-30-20)
Vallejo Official Tosses Cat During Zoom Meeting Then ResignsIn a city of Vallejo Zoom video conference, planning commissioner Chris Platzer appeared to be drinking then picked up his house cat, held it up to the camera, and casually tossed it aside. Now he says he's resigning. (4-26-20)
SF Mayor Warns Weekslong Extension of Shelter Order 'Very Likely'San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday said that the city's current coronavirus shelter-in-place order set to expire next week would most likely be extended "a few weeks or even a month." Wilson Walker reports. (4-24-20)
San Francisco Officials Update Public on City's Coronavirus ResponseMayor London Breed, public health department director Grant Colfax and other city officials spoke to the media at an afternoon conference on Friday. (4-24-20)
News Conference: Governor's Update on California's Coronavirus Response EffortsFull recording of Gov. Gavin Newsom's noon news conference in which he outlined a new statewide program to feed at-risk seniors among other issues. (4-24-20)
California Coronavirus Update by Gov. Gavin NewsomFull recording of Gov. Gavin Newsom's noon news conference on California's response to the coronavirus epidemic. (4-23-20)
Sausalito Businesses Reopen To Few Customers Amid COVID-19 Stay Home OrderNormally Sausalito would be bursting with tourists on a warm day like today. But Jackie Ward shows us that business is slow as shops reopen during this COVID-19 pandemic.
BART Require All Riders To Wear Face Coverings Beginning 4/22As of Wednesday, BART will require all riders to wear face coverings. Len Ramirez reports on the new rules and how they will be enforced.
CoCo County Supe Says Feds Should Boost Aid to Beleaguered Local GovernmentsKPIX 5's Devin Fehely spoke with Contra Costa County supervisor John Goia, who is calling for an equitable allocation of federal funding to help maintain hospitals, long-term care facilities, 911 operations and other critical services. (4-19-20)
News Conference: Gov. Newsom on Sheltering Homeless During PandemicGov. Gavin Newsom, San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo addressed the state's efforts to shelter homeless Californians to prevent the coronavirus from spreading among that vulnerable population on Saturday. (4-18-20)
Majority of Bay Area Counties Implement Face Covering MandatesCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom says he’s leaning toward implementing a statewide mandate to require face coverings in public but most Bay Area counties and cities are a step ahead. Andra Nakano reports. (4-17-20)
Bay Area Small Businesses Fear the Worst as Business Rescue Fund ExpiresThe small business rescue fund set up by Congress exhausted its $350 billion funding on Thursday. Andrea Nakano reports. (4-16-20)
Trump Administration Releases Phased Plan for Restarting EconomyPresident Trump said he’s open to some states “reopening” before federal social distancing guidelines expire at the end of month but appeared to back off his claim of absolute authority. (4-16-20)
Staggering Job Losses Reported as Silicon Valley Leaders Plan Economic RestartAlmost 22 million have sought jobless benefits this past month — by far the worst stretch of U.S. job losses on record and now Silicon Valley leaders are putting together a strategy for coming back after quarantines are relaxed. Anne Makovec reports. (4-16-20)
Coronavirus Pandemic Strains State EDD With Nearly 1 Million Unemployment ClaimsThe California Employment Development Department said Thursday it has now processed nearly one million claims since the beginning of March and KPIX 5 is learning that a lot of people are still having problems getting through. Juliette Goodrich reports. (4-9-20)
Bay Area Congress Members Defend Fired Navy Ship CaptainLocal Congress members Jackie Speier and John Garamendi questioned the decision by Navy Secretary Thomas Modly to oust Capt. Brett Crozier, a Santa Rosa native, from his command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt over a leaked memo. Juliette Goodrich reports. (4-4-20)