The U.S. government is condemning Belarus after it forced a Ryanair jet to make an emergency landing in order to arrest Roman Protasevich a dissident journalist on board the flight. Debra Alfarone reports. (5/24/21)
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White House Condemns Belarus Regime After Flight Diverted, Journalist ArrestedThe U.S. government is condemning Belarus after it forced a Ryanair jet to make an emergency landing in order to arrest Roman Protasevich a dissident journalist on board the flight. Debra Alfarone reports. (5/24/21)
CDC Says 100 Million Americans Are Fully VaccinatedThe U.S. has reached the goal of 200 million vaccines administered in Pres. Biden's first 100 days in office but vaccine hesitancy and a slowing vaccination rate is a new battlefront to the war on COVID-19. (5-1-21)
Bay Area Indian Population Assesses Impact of Impending COVID Travel BanThe Biden Administration announced on Friday new travel restrictions from India as that country experiences an out-of-control surge of COVID-19. Maria Medina reports. (4-30-21)
COVID Crisis: Local Indian Americans Trying Desperately To Help Family Members Back HomeAs the death toll mounts, South Bay Indian Americans are trying to help with the COVID-19 crisis in India. Len Ramirez talked to lawmakers and residents who are finding ways to send aid to family members back home.
Bay Area Armenian Americans Pleased by Pres. Biden's Recognition of 1915 GenocideArmenians in the South Bay gathered to celebrate what they see as the end of denial after Pres. Biden described the 1915 massacre of Armenians as "genocide." John Ramos reports. (4-25-21)
England Bids Farewell to Philip, Queen Continues Her Reign AloneQueen Elizabeth sat by herself at Prince Philip’s funeral Saturday and now will embark on the next phase of her reign alone. (4-17-21)
COVID: Scientists Fear New 'India' Variant Found In Bay Area May Be More ContagiousResearchers at Stanford have detected the so-called India variant of the coronavirus in Santa Clara County. Devin Fehely explains, it carries a double mutation that scientists fear could make it more contagious.
Lawmakers Visit Southern U.S. BorderU.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle visited the southern border to address the surge of migrants crossing into the country. (3-26-21)
Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Begin New Life in CaliforniaMeghan, Duchess of Sussex, accused Britain's royal family of actively encouraging lies about her. (3-4-21)
Stanford Researcher On Science Of Compassion Got Secret Visit From Meghan Markle, Prince HarryPrince Harry and Meghan Markle were in the Bay Area February of 2020 right before the pandemic. Juliette Goodrich tells us about a secret visit Stanford researcher on the science of compassion.
Bay Area Sikh Protest Outside SF Indian Consulate; Continue Calls for Sovereign NationDozens of demonstrators gathered outside the Indian Consulate in San Francisco on Tuesday. John Ramos reports more here.
Tallest Cranes Ever Bound For Oakland Are Good Sign For Local EconomyWith some major technical maneuvering, three giant container cranes -- the biggest we've ever seen in the Bay Area - passed under the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges Wednesday morning. Don Ford reports, their arrival is very good news for our local economy.
Hospitals Begin Vaccinating California Health Care Workers for COVID-19The first Californians are getting vaccinated for COVID-19. Ken Bastida reports on the tricky logistics involved. (12-14-20)
U.S. Prepares For Initial Shipments Of COVID VaccineAs COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the Bay Area and strain local hospitals, plans are now underway to prepare for the initial shipments of the first available vaccine. Allen Martin tells us one part of the world has already begun to roll up its sleeves.
Azerbaijan-Armenian Conflict Plays Out as War of Words on San Francisco PeninsulaA long-running dispute between Armenians and the nation of Azerbaijan has exploded in violent conflict. Now supporters on both sides are fighting a public relations battle here in the Bay Area. John Ramos reports. (11-1-20)
Armenian School in San Francisco Vandalized With Hate SpeechVandals sprayed the Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School in San Francisco with racist graffiti, claiming to be in support of an anti-Armenian movement by Azerbaijan. Andria Borba reports. (7-24-20)
FBI: SF Chinese Consulate Harbors Researcher Accused of Lying to FedsPresumed by the FBI to be inside the consulate, Tang Juan, a biology researcher, is now charged with visa fraud -- accused of lying about her connections to the Chinese military. Wilson Walker reports. (7-23-20)
Researchers Announce Progress Toward COVID-19 VaccineA team of scientists moved one step closer in the quest to create a safe and effective vaccine for the novel coronavirus. Ken Bastida reports. (7-20-20)
Christopher Columbus Statue Removed from Coit Tower in San FranciscoCity crews removed a statue of Christopher Columbus at Coit Tower in San Francisco amid an ongoing push to remove monuments to historical figures associated with racial injustice. Wilson Walker wanted to find out: what will replace it? (6-28-20)
Better Together: Students Tap Connections To Score 1000s Of Masks For HospitalsThe post-WWII generation is answering the call as it unites in the fight against COVID-19. John Ramos shows us a pair of students who tapped their connections, here and in China, to get thousands of much-needed emergency supplies.
Newly Minted Livermore Nurse Heads To NY To Join Fight Against COVID-19A Bay Area nurse who just got certified is off to the front lines in New York. Don Ford tells us she is part of an army of nurses deployed to fight the war against the coronavirus.
Stranded in Peru During COVID-19 Lockdown, S.F. Couple Gets Cleared to ReturnChris Timm and his wife were among tens of thousands of Americans stuck abroad during the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday they finally got some good news. (3-27-20)
San Francisco Declares State Of Emergency After CDC Predicts Spread Of CoronavirusThe Centers for Disease Control is prepping for a potential pandemic and says it is inevitable the coronavirus will spread. Kiet Do reports San Francisco has already declared a state of emergency.
Flu Often Overlooked as Fears of Coronavirus RiseKPIX 5's Da Lin breaks down the relative risks to Californians from coronavirus and the “regular” flu. (1-30-20)