After years of development, the BlackFly personal aerial vehicle will soon be on sale. Reporter John Blackstone set out to see how someone with no flying experience could manage behind the controls. (10-15-21)
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CBS Correspondent Takes a Flying Car Up for a SpinAfter years of development, the BlackFly personal aerial vehicle will soon be on sale. Reporter John Blackstone set out to see how someone with no flying experience could manage behind the controls. (10-15-21)
U.S. Reopens to International Travelers Who Have Been VaccinatedThe international terminal at SFO has been quiet over the last 18 months or so with travel restrictions in place for foreign nationals. But, in a few weeks, that'll start to change. Max Darrow reports. (10-15-21)
COVID: First Cruise Ship Docks In San Francisco A Sign Of Hope For Ailing IndustryThe first cruise ship docked in San Francisco since the start of the pandemic. John Ramos tells us many see it as a sign the cruise industry is making a comeback.
Cruise Ships Cleared to Return to San FranciscoA record number of cruise ships is expected to resume calling at the Port of San Francisco in compliance with public health mandates, according to Mayor London Breed. Da Lin reports. (10-8-21)
National Park Service Proposes Parking Fees at Popular Bay Area BeachesSunday is the final day for the public to weigh in on a plan to begin charging fees at some national park sites in the Bay Area. John Ramos reports. (9-25-21)
Grilling Tips From Chef Darryl Bell, Owner Of Stateline Road 816 BBQ SauceChef de Cuisine Darryl Bell of Press Restaurant in Napa shares grilling tips and the story behind his Stateline Road 816 BBQ Sauce at a backyard cookout with BAF producer Jan Mabry.
TripSavvy's Molly Fergus Shares Travel TipsTripSavvy VP and General Manager Molly Fergus shares travel tips with Bay Area Focus host Len Kiese and shows you how to 'vacation like a pro.' For more, visit tripsavvy.com.
Grilling Tips From Chef Darryl Bell, Owner Of Stateline Road 816 Barbecue SauceChef de Cuisine Darryl Bell, Jr. of Press Restaurant in Napa welcomes BR to his home to share Kansas-style barbecue grilling tips and the story of of his Stateline Road 816 Barbecue Sauce. Order the sauce, rub and brine at stateline-road.com.
Go Wine Tasting At JMoss Winery & Tasting Room In NapaNapa vintner James Moss shares the story behind his family's award-winning wines and gives BR's Jan Mabry a tour of the winery and tasting room. For information and reservations go to jmosswines.com.
National Park Service Considers Charging Parking Fees At Some Bay Area Parks, BeachesPlaces such as Stinson Beach, China Beach and Baker Beach have bee free to access for decades, but that could soon change. Devin Fehely explains what visitors could be required to pay.
COVID: Tourists Urged To Postpone Travel Plans To Hawaii Due To SurgeThe Governor of Hawaii was urging people not to come there. Maria Medina tells us COVID surge happening in Hawaii is so bad the governor issued a warning for tourists to stay away.
San Francisco Set to Expand Vaccination RequirementsSan Francisco is about to impose the strictest vaccine mandate of any major city in the nation. Andria Borba reports. (8-19-21)
Luxury Automakers Unveil Stunning Vehicles at Monterey Car WeekKPIX 5's Betty Yu surveyed the scene in the final days at Monterey Car Week and got an eyeful. (8-13-21)
Monterey Bay Tour Boats Encountering 'Friendly Whales' That Like to SocializeMonterey tour operators aren't sure why so many whales are approaching and lingering near their sightseeing boats but they and their passengers are loving the close encounters. Len Ramirez reports. (7-29-21)
COVID Reopening: San Francisco Tourist Activity Rebounds on Holiday WeekendIn San Francisco this weekend big crowds are out and about enjoying the first holiday weekend since the state's reopening. Betty Yu reviews what's going on around town. (7-3-21)
July 4th Holiday Travelers Fill San Francisco International AirportJustin Andrews reports on holiday travelers heading out of town at SFO (7-2-2021)
BART to Restore Service Earlier Than PlannedBeginning Aug. 2, BART will restore Monday-Saturday service through midnight and trains will run on 15-minute intervals between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. and every 30 minutes afterward. Andria Borba reports. (7-1-21)
Bay Area Recreational Vehicles Selling Fast As Millions Of Americans Plan Road TripsMillions of Americans are planning to travel in recreational vehicles this summer, more than double the numbers before the pandemic. Sharon Chin tells us just buying an RV may be the first bump on the road.
Gov. Newsom Announces New Travel Vaccination Incentives, Promotes State TourismJustin Andrews reports on Gov. Newsom's newly announced vaccination incentives and promotion of California tourism (6-14-2021)
San Francisco Sees Sharp Spike in Tourism as Memorial Day Weekend BeginsTourism experts say the big crowds in the city this Memorial Day weekend signal an upward trend in the economic recovery. Da Lin reports. (5-29-21)
Wine Country Sees Surge of Memorial Day VisitorsThis holiday weekend people are flocking to the Wine Country. The crowds are bigger than what many are used to seeing before the pandemic. John Ramos reports. (5-29-21)
High Percentage of Vaccinated Residents Makes SF a Low-Risk Setting for Summer FunMedical experts say Memorial Day 2021 is vastly safer than last year, particularly in San Francisco where 4/5ths of the population have received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Andria Borba reports. (5-28-21)
Memorial Day Weekend Air Travel Set to Soar as Motorists See Highest Gas Prices in YearsWith fears of pandemic fading, Californians are taking to the skies and roads this Memorial Day. Too bad the price of fuel is at its highest in years. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-28-21)
Holiday Weekend Travel – And Gas Prices – Set to SoarWith fears of pandemic fading Californians are taking to the skies and roads this Memorial Day. Too bad the price of fuel is near its highest in recent memory. Andrea Nakano reports from Oakland Int'l Airport. (5-28-21)