COVID: Elderly, Healthcare Workers Getting First Found Of Vaccine In Santa Clara Co.Santa Clara County public health officials say their priority is getting as many doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered to the healthcare workers and seniors in nursing homes who form the first wave of the vaccine rollout. Devin Fehely reports.
East Bay Mortuaries Beginning To Run Out Of Space With Spike In Deaths From CoronavirusJuliette Goodrich reports on East Bay mortuary operators doing their best to accommodate increasing numbers of families looking to bury relatives who died from COVID-19 (1-5-2020)
Oakland Residents React To Possible OPD Budget Cuts Amid COVID Financial CrisisJohn Ramos reports on concerns voiced over possible cuts to the Oakland Police Department as Oakland tries to close a massive budget gap (1-5-2020)
COVID Vaccines: San Francisco Vaccinations Well Under Way; Nearly Complete At Laguna Honda HospitalVaccinations of healthcare workers from COVID-19 are well underway in San Francisco, with thousands receiving the shots. Meanwhile, inoculations are nearly complete at Laguna Honda Hospital. Andria Borba reports. (1/5/21)
COVID Vaccines: Many Questions Remain Over Vaccine Distribution In Bay AreaWhen it comes to getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Bay Area counties and hospitals are still making their plans. Ken Bastida reports. (1/5/21)
COVID Learning: San Mateo Supervisor Seeks To Halt All In-Person Learning Over Surging CasesCiting the surge in COVID-19 cases, the head of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors wants all in-person learning to be halted. Meanwhile, parents and some school officials are pushing back. Kiet Do reports. (1/5/21)
Oakland Police Union Warns Of Possible OPD Budget Cuts Amid COVID Financial CrisisKatie Nielsen reports on concerns voiced over possible cuts to the Oakland Police Department as Oakland tries to close a massive budget gap (1-5-2020)
California Dentists Granted Emergency Waiver To Distribute VaccineCalifornia officials have granted dentists an emergency waiver to administer COVID-19 vaccines, as the state faces distribution issues of the shots while cases continue to surge. Katie Nielsen reports. (1/5/21)
Napa County Seeking Volunteers To Help With Plan For Mass VaccinationsNapa County health officials are working to speed up the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine. Andrea Nakano reports they are looking for volunteers to help with the process.
Dentists On Frontline For COVID-19 Exposure Relegated To Third Round For VaccineDentists are on the front lines when it comes to coronavirus exposure, but they have been relegated to the third tier for the COVID-19 vaccine. Allen Martin tells us they are pushing to change this healthcare decision.
COVID Stay Home Order: City Leaders Frustrated By NYE Bash At Granite Bay MansionAn estimated 100 people defied the stay-at-home order and gathered for a New Year's Eve party at a mansion inside a gated community in Granite Bay. Renee Santos has details.
Kaiser Permanente San Jose Emergency Room Outbreak May Be Linked To Air-Powered CostumeKiet Do reports on possibility that an air-powered costume may have spread COVID virus in South Bay outbreak (1-4-2020)
Bay Area Hospitals Grapple With Post-Holiday Surge As Businesses SufferBay Area hospitals are grappling with the post-holiday surge in coronavirus cases. Devin Fehely reports the lengthy stay-home-order has businesses feeling the strain, too.
Newsom Admits California Needs To Fix COVID Vaccine Distribution IssuesAndria Borba reports on the state's plan to speed up the COVID vaccine rollout (1-4-2020)
COVID Cuts: Oakland Leaders Face Heat Over Fire Station Cutbacks Amid Massive DeficitWhile Oakland faces a $62 million budget deficit, leaders in Oakland are facing heat over possible rotating shutdowns of up to three fire stations. John Ramos reports. (1/4/21)
Raw Video: Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday Jan. 4 Update On Coronavirus ResponseCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom provided an update to the state's coronavirus response and the latest COVID-19 data. (1/4/21)
City of Lafayette Enlists Lobbyists to Relaunch Small Business Assistance ProgramLafayette is hiring a politically-connected consultancy to help restart an assistance program for its local small businesses hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic. John Ramos reports. (1-3-21)
Restrictive Messaging, 'Pandemic Resentment' Contribute to California COVID SurgeDespite having the strictest guidelines, California leads the nation in COVID-19 cases. Some doctors have blamed inconsistencies in the messaging for leading people to form their own guidelines. Da Lin reports. (1-3-21)
Bay Area ICU Capacity at Record Low but Experts See Glimmer of HopeState stay-at-home orders will remain in effect in the Bay Area until at least Jan. 8 with potential to extend depending on intensive care unit capacity projections, state health officials said Saturday. Wilson Walker reports from San Leandro. (1-2-21)
Small Business Owners' Optimism Tested as New Year Dawns With Virus SurgingMany Bay Area business owners say they are limping in the New Year but are determined to fight to make it through the pandemic and public health orders. Devin Fehely reports. (1-1-21)
Most Bay Area Stay-at-Home Orders Likely to Be ExtendedMany Bay Area health officials believe the shelter in place order that was initially set to expire next week will likely be extended. San Francisco has already done it. Da Lin reports. (1-1-21)
COVID Surge: South Bay Officials Say Hospitals Running Out of RoomSanta Clara County officials say ICU remaining capacity is around 8%. There is some positive news about what they're seeing post-Christmas but they're asking everyone to stay home New Year's Eve. Kenny Choi reports. (12-31-20)
COVID-19 Continues Deadly U.S. SurgeU.S. vaccination efforts are moving forward but not as fast as some hoped. Elise Preston reports. (12-31-20)
RAW: Chopper 5 Video Of Iconic Cliff House Sign Being Taken DownPeople gathered Thursday afternoon on the last day of 2020 to pay their respects to another COVID casualty as the iconic sign of San Francisco's beloved Cliff House restaurant was taken down.