A Bay Area woman said Thursday she has become a victim of the new "brushing scam," involving mysterious packets of seeds sent from China. Maria Medina reports. (7-30-20)

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Bay Area Woman Targeted in Nationwide Scam Involving Seeds Mailed From ChinaA Bay Area woman said Thursday she has become a victim of the new "brushing scam," involving mysterious packets of seeds sent from China. Maria Medina reports. (7-30-20)
Restaurants In Alameda County Get Green Light For Outdoor DiningAfter getting shut down, restaurant owners got the news that outdoor dining is allowed in Alameda County. Andrea Nakano discovered one restaurant that never closed.
Governor's Coronavirus Update: New Statewide Closures AnnouncedGov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced additional restrictions and rollbacks of the state’s reopening plans as the coronavirus outbreak worsens in the state. (7-13-20)
Coronavirus Cases Climb As Restaurants Reopen In SouthbaySanta Clara County officials are keeping an eye on a rising key indicator in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Len Ramirez reports Santa Clara County is seeing a small spike in hospitalizations just as restaurants reopen to diners.
New California Unemployment Numbers Paint Grim Pandemic Picturein California an additional 533,568 new unemployment claims were filed this past week bringing our total in only the last month to over 3.1 million new claims. Kenny Choi reports. (4-23-20)
Undocumented Workers Face Bleak Choices As Stimulus Payments Pass Them BySome of the most vulnerable members of the Bay Area workforce aren't able to shelter in place. They're out looking for work with few prospects during the coronavirus pandemic. Da Lin reports on the plight of undocumented immigrant day laborers. (4-2-20)
Historic Spike in Unemployment Claims May Indicate Bay Area Jobs Boom is BustAs the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, Bay Area businesses posted a surge of layoff notices. Da Lin reports. (3-26-20)
Vape Shops Feel the Heat from Rise in Vaping-Related IllnessesHaight Street is home to many vape shops that say they are seeing sales drop significantly amid confusion and concern over vaping-related deaths and illnesses. Betty Yu reports. (11-15-19)
Juul Pulls Support For Prop C, Measure To Overturn San Francisco E-Cigarette BanAmid the recent vaping health headlines and a leadership shakeup, San Francisco-based Juul Labs announced it will cease active support of Proposition C, the measure to overturn the city's e-cigarette ban. Veronica De La Cruz reports. (9-30-2019)
Kawhi Leonard Billboard Taunts Warriors Fans Near Oracle ArenaAfter the Warriors' bruising upset in Game One of the NBA finals, Chopper 5 spotted a billboard that popped up Friday morning near Oracle Arena. It's an ad for New Balance but it's taunting the Warriors, too. Betty Yu talked to Dubs fans about the conspicuous trolling. (5-31-19)
Longtime Customers Mourn Loss of Historic S.F. Department Store Gump's on Its Final DayFor 157 years, Gump's department store has been an institution and, for generations of San Franciscans, it was part of a beloved holiday tradition. On Sunday, the institution and the tradition came to an end. Devin Fehely reports. (12-23-2018)
Shoppers Fill Union Square Seeking Last-Minute GiftsJust two days away from Christmas, shoppers are out in full force. Katie Nielsen reports. (12-23-2018)
Tesla Driver Accused Of DUI; May Have Been Using AutopilotAuthorities are trying to determine if a Tesla driver who was arrested for alleged DUI in Palo Alto early Friday morning had used the vehicle's "Autopilot" feature to help him get to his destination. (11/30/18)
99.7 Now's Shan Berries Show Us Here New Makeup Line 'Shades By Shan'Shan Berries from The Fernando & Greg Show and 99.7 Now! radio shows BAF's Michelle Griego her new makeup line, 'Shades by Shan.' Check out her website sbscosmetics.com where Bay Area Focus viewers can get free shipping - just by typing the promo code 'FOCUS.'
Proposed Martinez Pot Dispensary Next To Youth CenterA debate is heating up in Martinez over plans to open a pot dispensary next to a youth center. Da Lin talked to neighbors and parents.
Hidden Genius Project Works to Expand Diversity in TechnologyThe Oakland-based Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors black young men in technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Mary Lee reports. (7-20-18)
Hidden Genius Project Works to Expand Diversity in TechnologyThe Oakland-based Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors black young men in technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Mary Lee reports. (7-20-18)
Prius Power Problems Plague ToyotaProblems for Toyota are piling up as new complaints roll in about the Prius, one of their most popular models. Katie Nielsen explains.
Some Residents Wary Of IKEA Plan For Mega Store In DublinA plan is in the works for a giant IKEA store in Dublin but as Da Lin tells us, not everyone in town likes the idea.
Oakland A's Make Pitch To Buy ColiseumThe Oakland A's have made a pitch to buy their current home. Phil Matier tells us they want to take control of the entire coliseum in exchange for paying off taxpayer debt.
Tiny SF House Has Big Asking PriceA cottage in Visitacion Valley is the smallest free-standing house currently listed for sale in San Francisco.
After A Wild Ride On Wall Street, Stocks Bounce BackAnother day on Wall Street, not for the faint of heart. Nikki Battiste tells us about Tuesday's wild ride.
Stockton Mayor Pushes Experiment in Universal Basic IncomeLow wages. Rising housing prices. Loss of middle-class jobs. A looming threat of automation. These are some of the problems facing Stockton and its residents and the city's 26-year-old mayor, Michael Tubbs, is backing an experiment that could have national implications. John Ramos reports. (2-1-18)
California Considers Switching Off Power Lines As Wildfire PreventionSome people in California think switching off power lines could be key to wildfire prevention, but it may come with another set of dangers. Emily Turner reports. (1/31/18)

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