In Oakland, students were planning a school-wide boycott to show their frustration with the District's handling of the Omicron surge. Andrea Nakano has more on their concerns.
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COVID: Oakland Students Call For Boycott Over District's Handling Of Omicron SurgeIn Oakland, students were planning a school-wide boycott to show their frustration with the District's handling of the Omicron surge. Andrea Nakano has more on their concerns.
Hundreds March In D.C. On MLK Day To Urge Senate To Pass Voting Rights BillHundreds marched in Washington D.C. on Monday for voting rights. Senate Democrats will take up the bill protecting voting rights on Tuesday, but as Skyler Henry reports, it is almost certain to fail.
Demonstrations in Bay Area Mark Jan. 6 With Call to Strengthen Voting RightsIn the Bay Area, people gathered in several cities at vigils commemorating the anniversary of a violent attack on our nation’s Capitol that took place Jan. 6, 2021. Andrea Nakano reports. (1-6-22)
Jan. 6 Anniversary: Bay Area Congresswoman on Capitol SiegeKPIX 5's Ryan Yamamoto spoke with Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) about the status of the investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. (1-6-22)
Landlords, Housing Advocates At Odds Over Program Giving Tenants First Dibs On PropertiesAs Bay Area cities search for ways to keep housing affordable, a new tool is being considered to help give tenants more muscle buying properties. John Ramos tells us landlords say the plans hurt them.
U.S. Census: Marin County Redistricting Gives Latino Community More Political CloutThe latest U.S. Census data has prompted new district boundaries in Marin County. John Ramos shows us how that could translate to more political clout for the county's Latinx residents.
Recent Rainfall Prompts Marin Officials To Consider Lifting Some Water RestrictionsRecent storms have prompted Marin Water to consider rolling back some restrictions. Andrea Nakano talked to water officials and residents.
CA Public Utilities Commission Aims To Reduce Rooftop Solar IncentivesIf you're thinking of going solar, you better act fast. The CPUC issued a proposed decision to reduce incentives for rooftop solar systems. The final vote is in January, but Kenny Choi reports, there are powerful interests on both sides of the issue.
First Lady Focuses on Family, Unity for White House Christmas CelebrationKPIX 5's Elizabeth Cook was given a rare opportunity to speak with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden as she directed decorations as the Bidens prepare to celebrate their first Christmas in the White House. (12-9-21)
Oakland City Council Votes To Hire More Police OfficersWith homicides and gun violence spiking, Oakland lawmakers voted to hire more officers. Andrea Nakano has more on Tuesday's vote..
East Bay Prosecutor Weighs In On Retail Crime WaveThe retail crime wave sweeping the Bay Area has residents wondering when it will stop. Andrea Nakano talked to an East Bay prosecutor who has ideas on where to start.
COVID: More Contra Costa Co. Restaurants Allegedly Not Checking Vaccine CardsSome restaurants in Contra Costa County were accused of breaking COVID-19 rules by not checking vaccine cards at the door. Andria Borba reports some lawmakers want to hold them accountable.
CA Drought: Marin Co. Water Restrictions Take Effect Dec. 1At the stroke of midnight on December 1, new water restrictions go into effect in Marin County. After the recent rains, Andrea Nakano reports some residents were caught off guard.
Major Outbreak Forces Cal To Postpone Game Against USCThe Cal football team is dealing with a widespread COVID-19 outbreak. City health officials confirm 44 have tested positive and said the team did not take proper measures to stop the spread. Andrea Nakano reports.
Controversial History That Could Bring Down Statue Of Thomas FallonThe man once hailed as a founding father of the City of San Jose is getting a new look and perspective. Thomas Fallon was honored with his own statue but as debate rages over that, we asked Devin Fehely to weight his record.
COVID: State Health Officials Blame Surge On Waning Immunity, Winter WeatherState health officials say COVID cases are increasing in California. Andrea Nakano explains colder weather and waning immunity may be contributing factors.
Droppings From Exploding Goose Population Pose Health Problem In Foster CityThere is a bird battle brewing in Foster City over the exploding goose population that leaves its droppings all over the parks. Maria Medina reports on the search for a solution to this growing health problem.
Bay Area Congressman Praises Just-Passed Infrastructure BillDevin Fehely spoke with Rep. Mark DeSaulnier about the newly-passed $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. (11-6-21)
Pelosi Juggles Spending Bill Votes as Democrats Remain DividedInfighting between progressives and moderates once again sidetracked a pillar of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda. (11-5-21)
COVID: Marin County Launches Campaign To Vaccinate Children As Fast As PossibleAnticipating CDC approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children, Marin County is launching a plan to get as many 5-to 11-year-olds vaccinated as quickly as possible. Kenny Choi has details.
President Biden Meets With Pope Francis at the VaticanSome Catholic bishops have said politicians like the president who support abortion rights should not receive the sacrament of communion. KPIX 5's Shawn Chitnis reports on the controversy and what the president said about it. (10-29-21)
COVID: Health Experts Plan Bay Area Rollout FDA Backs Pfizer Vaccine For Kids 5-11The U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted to back the Pfizer COVID vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. Maria Cid Medina talked to Bay Area health experts.
Santa Rosa Neighbors Blame City For Overflowing Creek, FloodingSome neighbors in Santa Rosa are furious after their backyard creek flooded. Andrea Nakano tells us they say the city could have prevented it.
Chaos At City Council Meetings Prompts Mayor To Issue Warning To ResidentsCity councilmembers have been forced to return to virtual meetings in Santa Rosa. Maria Cid Medina tells us it is not because of COVID-19. It's due to chaos and angry insults from a small group of residents.