Creators Of 'Kits Cubed' Help Young Oakland Students Find Their Inner ScientistA pair of high school students are making science more interactive and inviting for kids in Oakland who have yet to tap into their inner scientist. Sharon Chin introduces to Ahmed Muhammad and Eli Berrick, this week's Jefferson Award winners.
How California's EDD Fraud Is Perpetrated By Criminals On The Dark WebMore than $11 billion in unemployment benefits have gone to criminals instead of the millions of Californians who desperately need money. Kenny Choi shows us how the fraud is perpetrated in playbooks on the 'dark web.'
Victims of EDD Debit Card Hacking Describe Experiences on the Road to RecoveryUnemployment debit card accounts of tens of thousands of Californians have been hacked and KPIX has learned that Bank of America, which has the exclusive contract to handle the funds for the state Employment Development Department, is facing yet another class-action lawsuit. Kenny Choi reports. (2-6-21)
California Lawmakers Tackle EDD Fraud With Proposed LegislationState lawmakers unveiled a slew of bills to tackle issues related to the Employment Development Department. Kenny Choi reports. (2-4-21)
Lawmakers Unveil Reforms To California’s Troubled EDD Unemployment Payment ProgramIn the wake of billions of dollars lost to fraud, a group of California lawmakers unveiled legislation Thursday designed to overhaul the state's troubled Employee Development Department (EDD) unemployment payment program. Anne Makovec reports. (2/4/21)
Lawmakers Grill Bank of America Execs Over California EDD FraudMonths after KPIX 5 first exposed an epidemic of EDD fraud in California, Bank of America was finally forced to answer tough questions from lawmakers. Kenny Choi reports. (1/26/21)
EDD CRISIS: Good Samaritans Rally To Help Bay Area Man After EDD Payments FrozenGood Samaritans Rally To Help Bay Area Man After EDD Payments Frozen
Stymied Claimants Call Out Identity Service Hired by EDD to Fight FraudIt recently suspended benefits to millions to combat fraud. Now, many claimaints tell KPIX that getting re-verified is a job in itself. Kenny Choi reports. (1-21-21)
PG&E Tests New Wildfire-Detection Powerline Tech in CalistogaPG&E has chosen Calistoga to test cutting-edge wildfire-prevention technology for the first time in North America. Don Ford reports. (1-21-21)
COVID: SF Website Vaccine Sign-Up Crashes On Launch Day; Doses Running OutSF Mayor Breed warns doses of the COVID-19 vaccine may run out by Thursday. Andria Borba tells us the city's vaccine sign-up website crashed the day it was launched.
EDD Benefits Thieves Gain Personal Identification To Hack Victims’ Bank AccountsHackers and thieves have gotten access to private information to impersonate people and drain their Bank of America accounts. Kenny Choi reports the latest scam involving EDD debit cards.
Spreading New Strain of Coronavirus Worries Bay Area Health OfficialsCalifornia is now the first state to top 3 million cases and public health specialists are raising a red flag about another variant of the coronavirus now circulating in the Bay Area. Elizabeth Cook reports. (1-18-21)
EDD Fraud: Bank of America Hit With Class-Action SuitA class action suit has been filed against Bank of America for its role in the widespread fraud involving California Employment Development Department (EDD) debit cards. Kenny Choi reports. (1-15-21)
EDD Fraud: Class Action Suit Filed Against Bank of America Over Hacked Unemployment Debit CardsA class action suit has been filed against Bank of America for its role in the widespread fraud involving California Employment Development Department (EDD) debit cards provided by the bank to people receiving unemployment benefits. Anne Makovec reports. (1/15/21)
EDD Fraud: Class Action Suit Filed Against Bank of America Over Hacked Unemployment Debit CardsA class action suit has been filed against Bank of America for its role in the widespread fraud involving California EDD debit cards provided by the bank to people receiving unemployment benefits. Kiet Do reports. (1/15/21)
Social Media Crackdown After Capitol Siege Stokes Free Speech DebateNumerous tech companies and social media giants have cracked down following last week's siege at the U.S. Capitol. Jeff Nguyen reports on law experts who said the companies are well within their rights to do so. CNET editor Ian Sherr also weighs in on the impact on the companies. (1/11/21)
SF Mime Troupe Actor, Director Velina Brown Talks About 'A Red Carol'San Francisco Mime Troupe actor, director Velina Brown talks to BR's Jan Mabry about theatre in the era of COVID-19, and the company's latest radio play, 'A Red Carol' now playing through January 17. For more info, visit sfmt.org.
ID.me CEO Defends App Despite Growing EDD Backlog Due To Identity FraudThe number of backlogged unemployment claims is growing despite EDD's identity verification tool. Julie Watts went directly to the CEO of ID.me for some answers.
Amateur Sleuths Solve Cryptic Message by Infamous Zodiac Serial KillerA team of amateur codebreakers has deciphered a coded letter from the infamous Zodiac serial killer who terrorized Bay Area communities in the late 60s and early 70s. Andrea Nakano reports. (12-11-20)
Self-Driving Farm Tractor Rolls Into Service at California VineyardAn Alameda County winery has become the first customer to try out the world's first autonomous electric tractor. Don Ford reports. (12-10-20)
Jefferson Awards: South Bay Teen Helps Encourage Young Students Through Distance LearningWith the shift to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, South Bay teenager Andrew Lu is reaching children across the country and across the world through his virtual classes. Sharon Chin reports on this week's Jefferson Award winner. (11/18/20)
California Astronaut Aboard Historic Space X Flight Making History Of His OwnVictor Glover is one of the astronauts aboard the historic SpaceX rocket mission that will soon dock with the International Space Station. Glover is from Southern California and as Jeff Newman reports, he is making history of his own.
2 New Electric Vehicle Makers Target Silicon Valley Car MarketAn electric vehicle competition is about to hit Bay Area roads. In one corner: a first-of-its kind luxury sedan. In the other: a more affordable option outfitted with cutting-edge technology. Betty Yu reports. (11-13-20)
Apple Unveils New Generation Of M1 Processor ComputersApple unveiled its latest line of personal computers with the new M1 based processor.

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