Homeowners In Wildfire Prone Areas Using Drones, 3-D Technology To SurviveThousands of Californians have lost their homes in recent fires. John Ramos shows us a company that's using drones and 3-D technology to keep them safe from wildfires.
Silicon Chip Shortage Throttles Car Sales on Labor DayFor car dealerships, it has been a Labor Day like no other as a worldwide computer chip shortage has decimated supply. John Ramos reports. (9-6-21)
Sonoma County Inventors Set Record For Solar-Power LocomotivesIn a history making trip, a pair of Sonoma County inventors set a new land speed record for locomotives powered by the sun, with plans of being the fastest solar powered vehicle in a future attempt. John Ramos reports. (8/24/21)
Tesla Elon Musk Unveils Plan to Build Humanoid RobotsTesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company plans to build a humanoid robot called "Tesla Bot" which will be aimed at doing “repetitive and boring tasks.” Kiet Do reports. (8-20-21)
Researchers at Stanford Use Tech to Boost Human Athletic PerformanceStanford scientists are using technology to unlock the secrets of human performance and overcome the body's weaknesses. Kiet Do reports. (7-29-21)
California EDD Adopts New 'Pay-Now' Policy to Break Claims LogjamThe Employment Development Dept. claims payment process launched during the pandemic as a system to cut down on fraud but it soon left hundreds of thousands frozen out. Now the EDD is changing its payment policy. Devin Fehely reports. (7-23-21)
COVID Surge From Delta Variant Forces Delay in Returning to OfficeLen Ramirez reports on companies deciding to delay workers returning to offices in Silicon Valley due to COVID case surge (7-20-2021)
UCSF Researchers Help Paralyzed Man Translate Thoughts to TextUCSF neuro scientists announced a major advance in helping a paralyzed man convert brain waves to speech text. Elizabeth Cook reports. (7-15-21)
COVID: Pandemic Microchip Shortage Ripples Into A Shortage Of Auto PartsBay Area drivers better hope their cars don't break down. Wilson Walker reports on the COVID-era microchip shortage that could leave you without wheels.
COVID Reopening: Google Workers Return To The OfficeHundreds of Bay Area Google employees headed back to work on Monday, two months ahead of the company’s full reopening. Some workers told Kiet Do talked they now seek a better work/life balance.
Richard Branson Soars to Space Aboard Virgin Galactic Rocket PlaneOn Sunday, British billionaire Richard Branson and a crew of five others soared into space onboard a Virgin Galactic rocket plane. Devin Fehely reports. (7-11-21)
Sierra Earthquake Damage Serves as Reminder That 'Big One' Is Due in Bay AreaThe magnitude-6 earthquake that shook the eastern Sierra Thursday was, despite significant damage, still barely a "moderate" temblor. The quake that's overdue on the Hayward Fault is likely to be hundreds of times more powerful. Brian Hackney reports. (7-9-21)
Magnitude 6 Earthquake, Numerous Aftershocks Strike Eastern SierraTeam coverage of the eastern Sierra Nevada earthquakes from Katie Nielsen, Ken Bastida, Juliette Goodrich and Paul Heggen. (7-8-21)
Moderate Quake, Aftershocks Strike Eastern Sierra NevadaA magnitude 5.9 earthquake that struck the Eastern Sierra Thursday afternoon was felt across Northern California, including much of the Bay Area. Team coverage from Paul Heggen, Allen Martin and Juliette Goodrich. (7-8-21)
Not a Bird, Not a Plane – U.S. Gov't Admits It Doesn't Know What UFOs AreA long-awaited official government report on unidentified aerial phenomena was released on Friday and they say they have no explanation for scores of sightings. The conclusion? Inconclusive. Juliette Goodrich reports. (6-25-21)
East Bay Startup Tackles Housing Crunch With 3-D Printing TechnologyMighty Buildings of Oakland has created seven 3D-printed ADUs (accessory dwelling units) that are already out in the community. Susie Steimle reports. (6-24-21)
Silicon Valley Antivirus Software Mogul John McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Prison CellAllen Martin reports on Silicon Valley antivirus mogul John McAfee being found dead in his Spanish prison cell of an apparent suicide (6-23-2021)
Prime Day: Competing Retailers Offer Deals As Amazon Sales Event ReturnsDelayed due to the pandemic last year, Amazon is back with its Prime Day summer sale, and competing retailers look to cash in as well. Len Kiese reports. (6/21/21)
Massive Backlog of EDD Claims Continues to GrowBrian Hackney reports on the large backlog of EDD claims in California still waiting to be processed (6-21-2021)
Longtime Bay Area E.T. Hunters Skeptical of Pending Gov't UFO ReportAs the government prepares to release a full accounting of unexplained aerial phenomena this month, scientists in the Bay Area who have looked for extraterrestrial life doubt they'll see anything conclusive. Juliette Goodrich reports. (6-17-21)
Jefferson Awards Winner: Christina OrtegaWith very few California high school students being enrolled in computer science, this week's Jefferson Award winner heads a nonprofit aiming at bringing those numbers up and bridging the digital divide. Sharon Chin reports. (6/16/21)
FDA Approves First Drug That Slows Cognitive Decline In Alzheimer's PatientsThe FDA has approved the first Alzheimer's treatment that attacks the actual disease process itself. But as Ken Bastida reports, the move is not without controversy.
Alameda County Links Up With Zonehaven Wildfire Evacuation SystemAlameda will be the latest county to connect to a new wildfire evacuation system. John Ramos tells us it is a software program known as Zonehaven.