New CA Bill Aims To Combat Housing Crisis By Creating Regional 'Housing Alliance'State lawmakers say the affordable housing crisis has become so severe that a piecemeal solution--allowing individual communities, cities and counties to decide how to tackle the problem--just won't work anymore. Devin Fehely reports. (5-26-2019)
Talking Politics: SFPD Turmoil / The Nancy 'n' Donald ShowWhat's the future of S.F. police chief William Scott? Will the escalating feud between the president and House speaker go into syndication? Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown ponder out loud. (5-26-19)
Police Union Wants Chief To Step Down After Apology For Raid On Journalist's HomeThe San Francisco Police Officers' Association Saturday called for San Francisco's police chief to resign. Betty Yu tells us the union called the chief's apology for raiding a journalist's home a "shameful display of self-preservation."
Plan Scrapped For Controversial Vallejo Cement FactoryThe five-year battle on a controversial cement plant in Vallejo is over. Da Lin reports that Vallejo Marine Terminal will no longer seek permission to build a cement plant at the old General Mills site in South Vallejo.
Faked Pelosi Video Foreshadows Political Chaos as Imaging Tech AdvancesA doctored video of Nancy Pelosi that surfaced this week has been viewed millions of times and two social media giants are refusing to take it down. Melissa Caen reports. (5-24-19)
Marin’s ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh Released From Federal PrisonJohn Walker Lindh, the Marin native who was given the nickname “American Taliban” after he was captured in Afghanistan, has been released from federal prison after serving 17 years of a 20-year term, his lawyer said. Jackie Ward reports. (5/23/19)
SFPD Speaks Out On Case Of Bay Area Journalist Accused Of Leaking Police Report Jeff Adachi DeathA judge ruled a freelance journalist will get his equipment back taken when police raided his home. Phil Matier tells authorities believe he leaked a police report about the death of SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi.
Dave Chappelle Among Comedians Seeking To Save Punch LineComedy legend Dave Chappelle has joined local comics and city officials in an effort to save the Punch Line comedy club, which may be forced out of its current location on Battery Street. Emily Turner reports. (5/21/19)
Diablo Valley College Offers Freshman Students Tuition RefundMany students are staggering under the weight of college debt. John Ramos tell us Diablo Valley College is offering to help them stay debt free.
State Officials Push Back Against Potential ICE Expansion In CaliforniaICE is looking into opening new detention centers in California to house thousands of people, but state officials are vowing to push back. Melissa Caen reports. (5-19-2019)
Talking Politics: Candidate Inflation / HousingHow many more Democrats will run for president? Also, housing in California becomes another "third rail" of local politics. Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and former S.F. mayor and assembly speaker Willie Brown discuss. (5-19-19)
Proposal To Create More Affordable Housing In California Shelved Until 2020Despite homelessness in California, and the state's escalating housing crisis, Melissa Caen tells us a proposal that would have sped up construction all over the state has hit a massive speed bump.
San Francisco Supervisors Weigh Proposal To Close Juvenile HallA committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is expected to consider a proposal that would close the city's juvenile hall, which advocates say is mostly empty. Jackie Ward reports. (5/16/19)
Opponents Of Strict Alabama Abortion Ban Receiving Bay Area SupportOpponents of the Alabama's newly-enacted abortion ban, the strictest in the country, are gearing up to challenge the law in court and are getting support from people in the Bay Area. Susie Steimle reports. (5/15/19)
UC Regents To Consider Housing Proposal On Berkeley CampusThe University of California Regents are expected to consider a proposed housing development on the Berkeley campus, a plan that has raised controversy among Berkeley city officials. Jackie Ward reports. (5/15/19)
FEMA Closing Sonoma County Trailer Neighborhood For Wine Country Fire VictimsA makeshift trailer neighborhood in Sonoma County, where wildfire victims have been living for 19 months, will be removed in July. Don Ford reports. (5-14-2019)
San Jose Plan To Fix Potholes Hits RoadblockSan Jose is still scrambling to fill potholes from this past winter and they had a plan to make it happen. Kiet Do tell us about a new roadblock.
East Bay Residents, Businesses, Drivers Want A Say In Plan To Redo San Pablo AvenueSan Pablo Avenue runs through 6 cities, from Oakland to San Pablo, and it's due for a makeover. Juliette Goodrich reports drivers, residents and businesses have strong opinions about the project.
Developer Backs Out Of Controversial Ohlone College Housing ProjectA developer has pulled out of a controversial housing project at Ohlone College. John Ramos tells us why a plan for hundreds of apartments and townhomes ran into a wall of resistance.
Kamala Harris Looks To Reboot 2020 Campaign By Shifting Aim To TrumpKamala Harris is looking to reboot her presidential campaign by shifting her focus to President Trump. Several national polls show her lagging in 4th place. Melissa Caen reports. (5-12-2019)
Talking Politics: Trump Blocks, Congress TacklesDemocrats are saying the president has plunged the nation into a "constitutional crisis." Also, will attempts to compel Pres. Trump to reveal his tax returns succeed? Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown discuss. (5-12-19)
At Issue: State Budget Spending PrioritiesKPIX 5's Phil Matier talks with assemblyman Phil Ting (D-S.F.) about California's projected budget surplus. (5-12-19)
Gov. Newsom Proposes Plan For Large Budget Surplus In May ReviseGovernor Gavin Newsom has a $21.5 billion budget surplus to work with in 2019. The deadline for the legislature and Newsom to agree on a budget is June 15. Melissa Caen reports. (5-11-2019)
'Mayor Pete' Buttigieg Campaigns in San FranciscoThe fast-rising presidential candidate known as "Mayor Pete" was in San Francisco Friday night for a grassroots fundraiser. Andria Borba reports. (5-10-19)