Omicron Puts Many Downtown San Francisco Businesses in Limbo Regarding Return to OfficeMax Darrow reports on how the continuing pandemic is impacting plans for many businesses in San Francisco's Financial District to return to office (1-14-2022)
Lunar New Year Street Fair In San Francisco's Chinatown Canceled Due To COVID-19 Omicron SurgeThe COVID-19 omicron surge is dealing the San Francisco Chinatown business community yet another blow. Da Lin reports. (1/14/22)
French Bulldog Stolen From Owner at Gunpoint In Oakland; Reward OfferedShawn Chitnis reports on tearful Oakland woman pleading for return of stolen French Bulldog (1-14-2022)
New Ban on Mass Gatherings in Sonoma County Surprises Business OwnersWilson Walker reports on the new ban on mass gatherings in place in Sonoma County. (1/14/2022)
Non-Citizens Eligible To Vote In San Francisco School Board RecallAs San Francisco decides on whether or not to recall members of the Board of Education, non-citizens who are eligible to cast ballots in the recall could play an important role in the outcome. Andria Borba reports. (1/14/22)
South Bay Health Officials Call on Private Health Care Providers to Ramp Up COVID TestingKiet Do reports on Santa Clara County Health officials providing guidance on getting a COVID test during the omicron surge and calling on private health care providers to do more testing (1-14-2022)
Increase in Scams Involving QR CodesKPIX 5's Len Kiese talks to CNET Senior Writer and cybercrime expert Bree Fowler about the rise in scams involving QR codes, and how to protect yourself
American Red Cross Declares First-Ever National Blood CrisisThe American Red Cross has declared its first-ever national blood crisis. CBSN Bay Area's Amanda Starrantino speaks with regional CEO Jennifer Adrio about what the company is doing.
San Francisco Supervisors Discuss How to Help Schools Cope with COVID SurgeJocelyn Moran reports on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors trying to come up with solutions to COVID problems faced by the city's schools (1-14-2022)
Virtual Hearing on Allegations of Misconduct and Corruption Against Santa Clara County SheriffJustin Andrews reports on first virtual court hearing for Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith on allegations of corruption (1-14-2022)
Liam's List Jan. 14: MLK Celebration, Lumineers & Comfort Food in ConcordKCBS reporter Liam Mayclem provides KPIX 5 users with a weekly weekend tip list of Bay Area entertainment, music, film and online entertainment.
Climate Change And Its Impact On Children's HealthKPIX 5 Anchor, Len Kiese, talks to Dr. Mary Prunicki from Stanford School of Medicine about climate change and its impact on children’s health, including how wildfire smoke affects kids.
San Francisco Lowers Threshhold For Mega Events, Toughens COVID Requirements To Attend High-Risk SettingsA new health order goes into effect in San Francisco Saturday, revising the threshold for mega-events to indoor gatherings of 500, and outside events to 5,000 attendees. Jocelyn Moran reports.
OUSD Declares Friday To Be a Wellness Day for Teachers Following SickoutsOakland Unified has designated today as a wellness day for the district’s teachers. This follows teacher sick-outs held at a number of schools earlier this week. Justin Andrews reports.
COVID Surge Puts Chill on Football Fever as 49ers Face Cowboys SundayNiners Faithful hope to return from Texas with a win but at what cost? People traveling this weekend risk piling up COVID cases during the ongoing omicron surge. Andrea Nakano reports. (1-13-22)
San Francisco Lowers Speed Limits for 7 StreetsA new state law that went into effect this year will decrease speed limits to 20 mph for seven streets in San Francisco that go through business districts. Katie Nielsen reports. (1-13-22)
Expert Says a Quarter of Americans With Omicron May Be AsymptomaticAn average of one in four Americans could be infected with COVID-19 and not know it, according to a Bay Area medical expert. Maria Cid Medina reports. (1-13-22)
Recent Rains Precipitate Rough Rides on Bay Area RoadsThe number of potholes has increased drastically due to recent storms. Andria Borba reports. (1-13-22)
South Bay Water Conservation Trends UpThe South Bay has exceeded its water reduction target for Nov. 2021, according to the most recent data available. Kiet Do reports. (1-13-22)
South Bay Sewage Tests Show Sign of COVID DeclineData collected from wastewater in Santa Clara County show strong indications that covid cases could be on the way down. Len Ramirez reports. (1-13-22)
Port of Oakland Backlog Expected to EaseSan Francisco Bay will soon be less of a parking lot. Ships waiting to dock at the port of Oakland will now start staging 50 miles offshore. Wilson Walker reports. (1-13-22)
Los Altos Hills Installs License Plate ReadersLos Altos Hills has just installed the first batch of license plate readers. Max Darrow reports. (1-13-22)
Bay Area Nurses Demand More COVID Safety MeasuresNurses say they are being pushed to the brink because of staffing shortages and they don't like a new policy that keeps them on the job even if they test positive for COVID. Shawn Chitnis reports. (1-13-22)
Raw Video: Scene of Vehicle Crash on Great Highway in San FranciscoTwo vehicles crashed in separate locations along northbound lanes of the Great Highway in San Francisco Thursday, and police were investigating whether the two crashes were related.