The De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park has opened its doors for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced its closure in March. (9/22/20)
De Young Museum Reopens With Frida Kahlo ExhibitThe De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park has opened its doors for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced its closure in March. (9/22/20)
Bay Area Thrash Metal Legend Survives Deadly Case Of COVID-19Bay Area thrash metal drummer Will Carroll is happy to be alive after COVID-19 brought him to the brink of death. Kiet Do got a chance to meet with him and hear his story.
San Jose Casino Reopens With Tents In Parking Lot For Outdoor GamblingCasinos in Santa Clara County are betting big on outdoor gambling. Kiet Do is at Bay 101 Casino in San Jose, where they are setting up tents in the parking lot.
Rangers Kick Jazz Pianist Out Of Golden Gate Park Where Live Music Once ReignedThe pandemic has been hard on musicians who now have fewer venues to play. As John Ramos reports. now even Golden Gate Park -- where live music and jam sessions have played since the 60s, is on the list of forbidden places.
San Francisco Black Panthers Artist Influenced Generations of Civil Rights LeadersIn pamphlets, posters and the Black Panthers newspaper, Emory Douglas used his artwork to paint a picture of what was going on as American culture underwent seismic changes six decades ago. Kenny Choi reports. (8-27-20)
Can-Do Spirit Animates East Bay Youth Theater ExpansionCrews have begun work in preparation for construction of a new performing arts center for young people scheduled to open January in Danville. Don Ford reports. (8-27-20)
25 Years After Jerry Garcia's Death, Grateful Dead Fan Base Endures, ExpandsJerry Garcia’s death might have felt like the end of the story for Deadheads in 1995 but it has not worked out that way. Wilson Walker reports. (8-8-20)
Drive-In Concerts Extend Entertainment Options at Alameda County FairgroundsThe Alameda County Fairgrounds is doubling down on the drive-up entertainment model this summer. Devin Fehely reports. (8-7-20)
Bay Area Filmmaker Shares Story Of Her Family Divided By A CultA Bay Area filmmaker is sharing the story of how she escaped a cult and the impact that had on her family. Joe Vazquez tells us more about the documentary, 'Blessed Child.'
Oakland City Concilwoman Proposes Converting Coliseum Parking Lot to Drive-In TheaterOakland council member Rebecca Kaplan and others are working with the Coliseum authority to install massive screens in the parking lot of the Coliseum to show movies and live baseball to socially-distanced fans. Don Ford reports. (6-29-20)
How a San Francisco Artist Made Rainbow Flag the Enduring Symbol of PrideBetty Yu reports on how San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker was chosen to design what would become the worldwide symbol of LGBT hope and pride. (6-28-20)
With Subdued Festivities, San Francisco Celebrates 50 Years of PrideIn San Francisco's Castro District, the 50th Pride celebration this year was supposed to be one big party. Then the world changed. John Ramos reports. (6-27-20)
SF Public Works Apologizes For Painting Over Black Lives Matter Mural On Bernal RockA city public works department apologized for painting over a Black Lives Matter mural on a boulder high atop a hill overlooking Bernal Heights. Bernal Rock has become the center of a tug of war between neighbors.
California Movie Theatres To Reopen Under Strict COVID-19 GuidelinesMovie theatres In some parts of California got the green light to reopen but will the new safety measures be enough to draw people back to the big screen? Tina Patel gives us a look at what cinemas will look like during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Remembering Bay Area Legacy of Playwright, AIDS Activist Larry KramerThe Bay Area impact of award-winning playwright, LGBT-rights activist and leader in the national fight against AIDS discrimination, Larry Kramer, who died last week, is recalled by Dr. Anthony Fauci, former KPIX anchor Hank Plante and others. (5-31-20)
Alameda County Fair Livestock Auction Goes Virtual In Era Of COVID-19The Alameda County Fair is the largest in the Bay Area and its also a victim of COVID-19. Along with the cancellation, comes questions about what will happen to all the farm animals that are normally shown and then auctioned off. John Ramos shows us an unusual solution.
'Young Sheldon' Star Iain Armitage Talks About His Shelter-In-Place Routine Ahead Of Season FinaleIain Armitage, star of CBS comedy 'Young Sheldon,' spoke to KPIX 5 reporter Gianna Franco about what he's been doing during the shelter-in-place order and shows off some additional skills besides acting. 'Young Sheldon' season finale airs Thursday evening on CBS.
Socially-Distanced San Franciscans Join Tony Bennett Virtually to Sing 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco'The city by the bay's favorite adopted son led a virtual singalong of his “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” classic Saturday to raise spirits and salute caregivers during the coronavirus outbreak. John Ramos reports. (4-25-20)
Members Of Bay Area Metal Band Death Angel Recall Battle to Survive COVID-19Death Angel drummer Will Carroll was in a coma for days and tells KPIX 5's Betty Yu he thought he was dead and could see the face of the devil. (4-19-20)
Would-Be '4/20' Celebrants Warned to Stay Away From Golden Gate Park MondayThe billowing clouds of marijuana smoke and hordes of people typically seen in Golden Gate Park on April 20 won’t be there this year. Jackie Ward reports. (4-19-20)
Norcal Man Creates Delightfully Nutty Squirrel Tables During COVID-19 Stay Home OrderA Rocklin man is trying to spread joy to his neighbors and help out wildlife at the same time during the COVID-19 stay at home order. Dina Kupfer shows us his delightfully nutty squirrel tables.
Don't Miss The Mystery Of Edwin Drood At Foothill Music TheareActor John Mannion talks to Bay Area Focus about Foothill Music Theatre's production of 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood,' where every night, the audience decides how the play will end.
Bay Area Talk Show Host Toan Lam Talks About 'The Toan Lam Show'Talk show host Toan Lam loves telling other people's stories. He stopped by Bay Area Focus to talk about his latest project, 'The Toan Lam Show.'
Meet Warriors Chase Arena Host Crystal LeeFormer Miss California Crystal Lee is the Warriors new in-arena host. Lee talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the Dubs, her career, and the launch of her new lifestyle show, 'Destination.'