Maria Medina reports on the Health Officer for San Mateo County issuing a scathing criticism of California’s current COVID-19 watch list and policy for closing businesses. (8-6-20)
San Mateo County Health Officer Criticizes State COVID-19 ResponseMaria Medina reports on the Health Officer for San Mateo County issuing a scathing criticism of California’s current COVID-19 watch list and policy for closing businesses. (8-6-20)
California’s High Unemployment Rate Signals More COVID-19-Related HardshipsLen Ramirez reports on some Californians who have lost their jobs that appear to be losing some hope of ever being called back to that work. (8-6-20)
San Francisco Doctor Researches Impact of Toxic Dump on Hunter’s PointSharon Chin reports on the research of Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchia, who's discovered elevated levels of arsenic in Hunter's Point residents. (7-29-20)
Coronavirus Quarantine Unleashes Vivid Dreams for ManyIf you have experienced any strange -- even nightmarish -- dreams having to do with the coronavirus pandemic, you are not alone. (4-23-20)
Currys Buy Meals For 1000s Of Oakland Kids During COVID-19 School ClosuresSteph and Ayesya Curry have stepped up to help the thousands of Oakland kids affected by school closures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus..
Southbay Costco Sells Out Of Water, Toilet Paper As Fears Over Coronavirus MountCBS Weekend News
Coronavirus Concerns Prompt SFO To Screen Some Travelers From ChinaA new strand of coronavirus has now infected at least 218 people across Asia. Now, San Francisco International Airport is screening some passengers arriving from Wuhan, China. Kiet Do reports. (1-20-2020)
World Health Organization Says Video Game Addiction Is A Now A DisorderVideo game consoles were a hot gift this past Christmas, but they come with a serious warning about video game addiction. The World Health Organization is calling it a "gaming disorder."(1-1-2020)
Is Your Food Safe? USDA Gives Power Outage Fridge TipsThe USDA has been monitoring the PG&E power outages and knew people might try to salvage questionable food left in their warm fridges. A USDA official gave tips for when to toss out food. Kiet Do reports. (10-29-2019)
How To Stay Healthy As Wildfires Send Layer Of Smoky Air Across Bay AreaThe Kincade fire has send a large plume of smoke into the sky, and much of it is blowing into the Bay Area. Devin Fehely tells us how to stay safe as we are forced to breathe all of this unhealthy air.
Gov. Wants Last-Minute Changes On Measure That Would Tighten CA Vaccination LawsA bill that would tighten California's vaccination laws is inching closer to the Governor's desk. He has indicated he will sign it, but Melissa Caen reports, he has some last-minute requests that could slow it down.
'It's Not Intended For Them'; Juul CEO Apologizes To Parents During Plant TourWeeks after San Francisco banned e-cigarette sales, the CEO of Bay Area-based Juul made an usual apology during a tour of the company's plant for a documentary. Betty Yu reports. (7-15-2019)
Recent San Mateo County Measles Cases Have Direct Ties To SFOCalifornia has seen the highest number of measles cases since 1993. San Mateo County has reported 4 cases of measles so far, all of which have a direct tie to San Francisco International Airport. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-11-2019)
'Power Plant Park' Could Make Richmond The Cannabis Capital Of Contra Costa CountyThe city of Richmond's planning commission recently approved the proposed 18-acre marijuana production facility. It's expected to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue once it's completed. Katie Nielsen reports. (5-5-2019)
Low Vaccination Rates Found at Bay Area Private SchoolsKPIX found kindergartens in three Bay Area counties where fewer than 50 percent of students are immunized against measles -- all are small private schools or charters. Melissa Caen reports. (5-3-19)
Santa Clara Health Official Confirms Person Infected With Measles Visited GoogleSanta Clara County's public health director confirmed that a San Mateo resident infected with the measles visited Google in April. Maria Medina reports. (4-17-2019)
Patients Begin Moving Into New $2 Billion CPMC Hospital on Van Ness AvenueSaturday was moving-in day at the brand-new Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center hospital on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco and patients were impressed. Devin Fehely reports. (3-2-19)
A Cure For Addiction May Be In The Form Of A New PillAlcohol addiction is a nationwide epidemic but there may be hope on the way in the form of a new pill. Bill Stilley, CEO of Adial Pharmaceuticals talked to BAF host Michelle Griego about this new breakthrough.
Theranos CEO Accused Of Billion Dollar Medical Fraud Appears In CourtFormer Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes was in court on Monday. Len Ramirez tells us more about the case which could land her behind bars for as many as 20 years.
Donor Network West Finds Badly-Needed Transplants For African AmericansDonor Network West's Ayanna Anderson and heart transplant recipient Anthony Robinson talk to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the importance of becoming a donor.
Study: Some Drugs Could Put You At Risk For DementiaSome popular medications may make you feel better, but may be bad for your brain. Allen Martin tells us they may even put at a higher risk for dementia.
S.F. Researchers Find Fix for Gene Linked to Alzheimer's DiseaseA research team in San Francisco has identified the gene that is the primary risk factor for developing Alzheimer's. More importantly, the scientists have reportedly created a way to correct the harmful gene in human cells. Juliette Goodrich reports. (5-5-18)
Dr. Fred Luskin Talks About The Power Of ForgivenessDr. Fred Luskin is director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project. He tells Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego how he is helping people discover the power of healing though forgiveness and sound.
MDA Shamrock At Papa Murphy's Helps Kids & Adults Fighting Muscular DystrophyPapa Murphy's has teamed up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to raise money for kids and adults suffering from this disease. Sara Shamrock of MDA in SF and Stephanie Kodweis, owner of Papa Murphy's tell BAF all about MDA Shamrock.