A new whistleblower is taking on Menlo Park-based Facebook just a couple weeks after Frances Haugen testified to members of Congress that the tech giant chooses profit over safety. Maria Cid Medina reports. (10-22-21)
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Walnut Creek To Use COVID Relief Funds For Hiring Police Officers, Curb Retail CrimeIn the wake of a spike of retail crime, including a large smash-and-grab at Nordstrom, Walnut Creek officials approved using COVID-19 relief funds to fund additional officers to patrol the city's main shopping corridor. Katie Nielsen reports. (12/1/21)
Top San Jose Officials Blast Bail Policies After Murder Suspects Released – 'A Danger To The Community'Top San Jose officials, including Police Chief Anthony Mata, are sounding the alarm about bail policies after three murder suspects were released awaiting trial, saying it puts the community at risk. Maria Cid Medina reports. (12/1/21)
Airbnb Rental Scam Has Strangers Showing Up To Homes That Owners Never ListedA Southern California family had quite the shock when strangers showed up at their door, saying they had rented the home on Airbnb, since the homeowner never listed it. Kristine Lazar reports.
Walnut Creek to Increase Police PresenceWilson Walker reports on how Walnut Creek plans to increase police presence following a series of retail thefts downtown. (12/1/2021)
World AIDS Day: How HIV Research Helped Pave Way To Fight COVID-19 PandemicAs the world marks World AIDS Day, researchers note the four decades battling the disease have proven crucial in battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Kiet Do reports. (12/1/21)
Bay Area Students React To Abortion Rights Showdown At Supreme CourtAs the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on a Mississippi abortion case that could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, Bay Area students react. John Ramos reports. (12/1/21)
San Jose Homicide Suspects Released Over "Zero Bail" LawLen Ramirez reports on the response to two homicide suspects in San Jose being released because of the state's bail laws.
Person Shot In Fremont Residential NeighborhoodPolice officers and other first responders were gathered along a residential street in Fremont Wednesday afternoon.
Michigan School Shooting: 4th Student Dies, 15-Year-Old ChargedAuthorities in Michigan said a 4th student has died from Tuesday's shooting at a high school north of Detroit. Meanwhile, the 15-year-old suspect faces murder, terrorism and other charges. Nancy Chen reports. (12/1/21)
Procession Held For Slain News Security Guard Kevin NishitaLaw enforcement from across the Bay Area paid their respects Wednesday to fallen news security guard and former officer Kevin Nishita, with a procession from Alameda to Mountain View. (12/1/21)
Shooting in San Jose Leaves Victim With Life-Threatening InjuriesA person was shot and gravely injured in San Jose Wednesday afternoon, police said.
San Jose Police Push To Use License Plate Readers To Catch CriminalsSan Jose Police want to use license plate readers to catch criminals. Kiet Do explains why some residents are against it.
Housing Shortage: Inventory In Santa Clara County At All-Time LowPeople looking for a single-family home in Santa Clara County will find big backyards, but not many homes with "for sale" signs, as inventory has reached an all-time low. Andria Borba reports. (11/30/21)
Oakland Resident Says Increased Police Not Only Answer to Stopping Street ViolenceWilson Walker reports on one East Oakland resident tired of debate over addressing the city's violent crime problem (11-30-2021)
Study Shows Vital Sierra Snowpack Could Disappear Due to Climate ChangeMax Darrow reports on a study produced by local scientists that gives grim outlook to Sierra snowpack (11-30-2021)
Supply Chain Problems, Pandemic Likely to Keep Inflation Rising in Short TermSkyler Henry reports on how getting the COVID pandemic under control is the best way to stop rising inflation (11-30-2021)
Theranos Trial: Elizabeth Holmes Cross Examined By ProsecutionOn her fifth day on the witness stand, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was questioned by prosecutors for the first time in her fraud trial. Len Ramirez reports. (11/30/21)
HIGH FLYING: Bay Area Startup Sets Sights On Developing 'Perpetually Flying Drone'A Bay Area startup has set its sights on developing a “perpetually flying drone”, that can stay airborne for days, or even weeks at a time.
Gov. Newsom Calls On CHP To Help Stop Smash And Grab RobberiesGovernor Newsom called on CHP officers to help patrol malls and freeways in an effort to stop smash and grab retail robberies. Maria Medina asked shoppers if they feel safe.
Vietnam Airlines Makes Maiden Voyage From SFO To Ho Chi Minh CityVietnam Airlines traveled from SFO to Ho Chi Minh city on Monday. Kenny Choi tells us the airport was awash in green and yellow to mark the launch.
Exclusive: Slain Officer Kevin Nishita's Adoptive Daughter Remembers HimFor the first time we are hearing from the family of the security guard and former police sergeant Kevin Nishida. In an exclusive interview, Maureen Campos, his adoptive daughter talks to Betty Yu.
Tesla Braking System Causes Young Driver To Fail His DMV Driving TestTesla's unique braking system almost cost one young driver to flunk his DMV driver's test. Kiet Do tells us how his failing score got reversed.
Maureen Campos Remembers Her Adoptive Father Kevin NishitaBetty Yu conducts an emotional interview with Maureen Campos, the adopted daughter of slain retired police officer and television crew security guard Kevin Nishita (11-29-2021)
Port Of Oakland Cargo Volume Down 20% In October As Ships Divert SouthJohn Ramos reports on how diversion of cargo ships to larger SoCal ports is reducing cargo volume at the Port of Oakland (11-29-2021)