Robin Bates, executive director and founder of Maison Noire Americaine talks to BR host Jan Mabry about her love affair with Paris, and how she is sharing her passion for the City of Light with African American expats and blacks from around the world. Be sure to check out her website for upcoming events and information, maisonnoire.org.
Robin Bates, Executive Director & Founder Of Maison Noire Americaine Has A Passion For ParisRobin Bates, executive director and founder of Maison Noire Americaine talks to BR host Jan Mabry about her love affair with Paris, and how she is sharing her passion for the City of Light with African American expats and blacks from around the world. Be sure to check out her website for upcoming events and information, maisonnoire.org.
Meet Jacqueline Ngo Mpii, Curator of the Wildly Popular City Guide 'Afrique A Paris'Jacqueline Ngo Mpii talks about her new guide to help navigate all things Afro Paris - the art, music, literature and more. This hugely popular little book is titled 'Afrique A Paris' and it is already in its second printing. BR host Jan Mabry got a chance to meet Jacqueline at the Museum of the African Diaspora, in San Francisco.
Storm Watch: Bay Area Braces As Holiday Storm ArrivesTeam coverage of the first storm to hit the Bay Area and the Sierra, causing traffic backup and travel delays just in time for Thanksgiving. Andria Borba, Darren Peck and Gianna Franco report.
SFO Launching Curbside Uber PickupJust in time for the holiday travel season, passengers at SFO can pay more for Uber drivers to pick them up curbside. (11/20/19)
Bay Area Couple Lands Dream Job Tending Historic Island LighthouseA couple recently found out their dream job would become very real. They'll get to live on their own private island in the bay and tend to a historic, iconic lighthouse. Devin Fehely reports. (9-22-19)
Closure Of SFO Runway 28L For Repairs May Cause Delays For Bay Area TravelersStarting September 7, runway 28 Left (28L) is going out of service for major, extended repairs. Don Ford tells us, the closure may cause delays for Bay Area travelers.
Sightseeing With Hotel Nikko Chief Canine Officer 'Buster' In '49 Dogs and One Cat'Hotel Nikko's Chief Canine Officer 'Buster' and the hotel's VP and General Manager, Anna Marie Presutti, show Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego Buster's new coffee table book, '49 Dogs and One Cat.' To get a copy, go to hotelnikkosf.com/shop.
'Ladies In Red' Planning A Civil Rights Tour'Ladies in Red' Brenda Knight and Dora Smith talk to BR host Christin Ayers about the group's upcoming Civil Rights Tour and shares memories of past trips and events.
Caltrain Multi-Billion Dollar Plan Promises Major Upgrades To Commuter Rail SystemCaltrain is proposing a $25 billion project that could make the commuter rail system more like BART. Susie Steimle tells us that would mean more trains, , and increased ridership.
SFO To Open New Lot To Ease Rideshare TrafficThe rideshare traffic nightmare near San Francisco International Airport may soon be over. Airport officials announced a possible solution to ease the gridlock. Maria Medina reports. (7-3-2019)
Additional Lot At SFO Will Open To Ease Millbrae Rideshare GridlockSan Francisco International Airport has agreed to open 244 new parking spaces for rideshare drivers picking up fares in an effort to ease the traffic gridlock that's affecting Millbrae. Wilson Walker reports. (7-3-2019)
Instagram Campaign Launched to Shame Tourists Behaving Badly on Central CoastBig Sur's world-famous coastline has been a tourist attraction for decades but a new Instagram page is shaming visitors for endangering lives in pursuit of the perfect selfie. Len Ramirez reports. (5-10-19)
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Brake-Slamming BART Turn In Oakland Is The Result Of An Old Political FavorThe sharp, brake-slamming BART turn beneath the streets of downtown Oakland is the result of a 1960s political favor that changed BART's original design. Wilson Walker reports. (5-7-2019)
Neighbors Concerned Over Massive Redevelopment Near Berryessa BART StationPlans are moving forward for a new development near a pair of soon-to-be-open BART stations. The Berryessa and Milpitas stations could be surrounded by new housing and office space, but not everyone is sold on the idea. Devin Fehely reports. (5-5-2019)
SoCal Refinery Fire May Drive Regional Gas Prices HigherExperts are predicting that gas prices in California could stay above $4 a gallon after a refinery caught fire for the second time in as many weeks. Maria Medina reports. (5-2-19)
Lawmaker Proposes Charging Cars To Drive Down SF's Famous Crooked Lombard StreetSan Francisco's famous crooked Lombard Street may someday require a reservation and payment. Andria Borba tells us about the plan whose author says will ease traffic congestion in the area.
Novato Couple Back Home After Harrowing Norway Cruise Ship VoyageA Marin County couple were among those stranded last week after their cruise ship hit rough seas off the coast of Norway. John Ramos reports. (3-28-19)
Transportation Department Investigating How the FAA Certified The Boeing 737 MAX 8The call to review Boeing's 737 MAX 8 air crafts follows demands from federal authorities for the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing to hold on to all documents related to the troubled jet. Betty Yu reports. (3-19-2019)
Could San Jose's New Light Tower Become A World-Renowned Landmark?Move over, Golden Gate Bridge; San Jose plans to build its own iconic landmark in 2021, a light tower that is expected to attract people from all over the world. Maria Medina reports. (3-13-2019)
Civic, Business Leaders Tout Hovercraft Ferry Service for Bay Area TransitA group of business and civic leaders said Friday they're trying to get hovercraft as a new mode of transportation to get around the Bay Area. Maria Medina reports. (2-1-19)
Harbin Hot Springs Set to Reopen After 2015 Wildfire DestructionFor the generations of people who fell in love with Harbin Hot Springs, the 2015 Valley Fire’s destruction of the famed clothing-optional resort was heartbreaking. Now, the public can finally return to see what was lost and what has been reborn. Wilson Walker reports. (1-18-19)
New Ferry Service from Richmond to San Francisco LaunchesOn Thursday, a new ferry service kicked off from Richmond to San Francisco and KPIX 5's Wilson Walker was along for the ride. (1-10-19)
Klook Helps Make Travel Into An AdventureAnita Ngai, Chief Revenue Officer from Klook tells BAF about this new company that's helping travelers avoid the hassles and headaches and, instead, go on an adventure.