After a pandemic break, the Alameda County fair is set to open in Pleasanton. Juliette Goodrich reports. (10-21-21)
Alameda County Fair Set to Reopen FridayAfter a pandemic break, the Alameda County fair is set to open in Pleasanton. Juliette Goodrich reports. (10-21-21)
At 90, William Shatner Finds Eternal Life With New AI TechnologyThe iconic William Shatner talks to Bay Area Focus Len Kiese about Storyfile Life, a new multimedia platform, where users can capture and preserve their image and life stories and talk about them with future generations. For more information, visit storyfile.com
Tradition of Portuguese Bloodless Bullfighting Endures in Central ValleyIn the fields of the Central Valley, a transplanted tradition has taken root: bloodless bullfights. The animals aren't hurt but that's not always the case for the men who face them. Devin Fehely reports. (10-10-21)
Beloved Parade of Champions Returns to Santa ClaraSanta Clara’s Parade of Champions began as a welcome-home to the troops in 1945 and continued for half a century. On Saturday the community revived the tradition for a post-pandemic era. John Ramos reports. (10-9-21)
Giants-Dodgers, Fleet Week Power San Francisco RecoverySan Francisco was buzzing Friday night as post-season baseball collided with Fleet Week. Andrea Nakano reports. (10-8-21)
Intrepid Fans (and KPIX Reporter) Crowd McCovey Cove for Giants-Dodgers NLDS Game 1KPIX 5's Wilson Walker rigged up a kayak for live coverage from McCovey Cove outside Oracle Park as the Giants and Dodgers prepared to meet in an historic post-season matchup. (10-8-21)
Don't Miss The Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17Mill Valley Film Festival Executive Director and Founder Mark Fishkin talks about this year’s festival that showcasing filmmakers from around the world, October 7-17. For more information go to mvff.com.
Don't Miss 'Alternative Voices' Celebrating SF's Punk Rock ScenePhotographer and curator Jeanne M. Hansen and rock & roll critic Jonah Raskin talk about Alternative Voices, a new photo exhibit at the SF Public Library celebrating the heyday of the city’s punk rock scene through the eyes of those who lived it. On view Oct. 9, 2021 – Jan. 23, 2022, Admission is free.
South Bay Beat Institute's Rome Hamner Teaches The Art Of Taiko DrummingRome Hamner, Co Artistic Director of the South Bay Beat Institute talks to Bay Area Focus host Len Kiese about Taiko drumming workshops, the history of the Japanese drumming in the Bay Area, and performs a solo piece. For more information go to playfulpeople.org.
New Exhibition in San Francisco Brings Art to Life Through TechnologyRenaissance 2.0 at Modernism West, a gallery in San Francisco's Mission District, takes a dazzling look at the future of machine-enhanced art. Betty Yu reports. (9-24-21)
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.
Professional Matchmaker Lisa Sisemore From 'It's Just Lunch' Shares Dating TipsReady to date again? 'It's Just Lunch' matchmaker Lisa Sisemore talks to BAF host Len Kiese about the joys and challenges of finding that 'special' someone and addresses many of the complications posed by Covid.
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.
Exhibit in San Francisco Mission District Showcases Lowrider StyleA new exhibit in San Francisco focuses on lowrider art and how a lifestyle once considered criminal activity became a catalyst for positive social change for the Latino community. Len Ramirez reports. (9-16-21)
Don't Miss Award-Winning Director Peter Nicks' Documentary 'Homeroom'Award-winning director Peter Nicks talks to BR host Jan Mabry about his latest documentary, 'Homeroom' that follows Oakland High's Class of 2020 through the pandemic. Don't miss 'Homeroom,' now streaming on Hulu.
SRA Scholar Uses Camera to Help Photo Subjects Heal from TraumaMost of us have heard the old adage that a picture's worth a thousand words. SRA scholar Paulo Orozco would agree because he uses his camera as a tool to tell the stories of others in need. Elizabeth Cook reports. (9-3-21)
Rapper, Producer Tajai Massey's Hiero Day Hip-Hop Festival Jumps Off Sept. 3-6Vern Glenn talks to rapper, producer Tajai Massey who first topped the charts with the 'Souls of Mischief' back in the 90s. Tajai talks about his life, his art and the upcoming Hiero Day hip-hop festival, September 3-6, in Oakland. For info go to hieroday.com.
Hardly Strictly Festival Sponsors Live Music Sunday in SF BayviewCOVID-19 has again pulled the plug on the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival as a live event but, on Sunday, residents of San Francisco’s Bayview District got a chance to see what may be the only live performance of the event. John Ramos reports. (8-22-21)
Oakland Symphony Conductor Michael Morgan Dies at 63Longtime music director and conductor of the Oakland Symphony Michael Morgan died Friday, symphony officials said. (8-21-21)
COVID: Stevie Nicks Pulls Out Of BottleRock FestivalFormer Fleetwood Mac lead singer Stevie Nicks dropped out of headlining this year's BottleRock Festival due to COVID concerns. Andrea Nakano tells us what this means for the Labor Day music festival.
Don't Miss Adonal Foyle's Swinging For Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament Aug. 9Television sports analyst and former NBA player Adonal Foyle talks to Vern Glenn about a cause close to his heart -- his upcoming Swinging for Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament on August 9 at the Round Hill Country Club, in Alamo. For tickets and information visit kerosenelampfoundation.org.
Liam's List July 30: Sonoma Film Fest, Joan Jett, Jazz Returns at Black Cat SFKCBS reporter Liam Mayclem will be providing KPIX 5 users with a weekly weekend tip list of Bay Area entertainment, music, film and online entertainment.
Chef Joseph Paire Puts Comfort Food And Cannabis On The Menu At The Limewood Restaurant At The ClaremontChef Joseph Leroy Paire III tells BR's Jan Mabry how he is putting his own brand of Southern comfort food and cannabis pairings on the menu at the Limewood Restaurant inside the Claremont Hotel. For more info visit limewoodrestaurant.com.
Mezzo-Soprano J'Nai Bridges Collaborates On 2 Powerful Commemorations To The 1921 Tulsa MassacreAmerican mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges lent her beautiful voice to Daniel Bernard Roumain's "They Still Want To Kill Us" and Dr. Adolphus Hailstork's "Tulsa 1921 - Pity These Ashes, Pity This Dust." She talked to BR's Jan Mabry about her experience.