(Warning: Contains footage of living human hearts) For those whose lives depend on getting a heart transplant, the wait can be agonizing. But amazing new technology could mean new hope. John Ramos reports. (9/23/20)
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Heart Transplant Breakthrough: New Machine Could Mean New Hope For Patients(Warning: Contains footage of living human hearts) For those whose lives depend on getting a heart transplant, the wait can be agonizing. But amazing new technology could mean new hope. John Ramos reports. (9/23/20)
Study: Bay Area's Prolonged Bad Air Quality Was Deadly For Vulnerable PopulationsA new study out of Stanford says the recent string of days of bad air quality in the Bay Area was very hazardous, even deadly for certain groups. Ken Kiese tells us who the most vulnerable groups are.
Jefferson Awards: Los Altos Woman Makes 1000s Of Free COVID-19 Masks For People Who Need OneFriends of Marian Aiken of Los Altos say she is so generous, it's as if she only has one organ: her heart. Sharon Chin tells us this week's Jefferson Award-winner had never sewn a mask until friends needed coronavirus protection. Now she has made thousands.
Santa Clara County Health Workers Seek Out Small Businesses To Spread Safe COVID-19 PracticesSanta Clara County is stepping up outreach efforts to help small businesses survive the pandemic and the economic downturn. Len Ramirez reports. (9/22/20)
Gyms And Other Businesses Reopen For Indoor Operations In San Mateo CountyEmily Turner reports on gyms, restaurants and other businesses happy to resume indoor operations after San Mateo County moves to red COVID-19 monitoring tier (9-23-2020)
COVID REOPENINGS: San Mateo County gyms reopen as COVID restrictions are easedSan Mateo County gyms reopen as COVID restrictions are eased
Pandemic Spurs Backyard Granny Unit Construction BoomThe pandemic has spurred backyard granny unit construction boom in the Bay Area. Betty Yu talked to a builder who is building and delivering these units in a fraction of the time.
Tips For Getting A Good Night's Sleep During The PandemicPandemic insomnia has caused many restless nights over the past six months. Joe Vazquez asked sleep experts for some tips on how to get a better night's sleep.
Alameda, San Mateo, Solano Counties Move Up To Red Tier In CA Reopening PlanAlameda, San Mateo and Solano counties are in the Red Tier, after moving up a rung on the state's color-coded coronavirus tracking map. Maria Medina tells us which businesses will reopen, and which ones will not.l
East Palo Alto Emerges As Coronavirus Hot Spot In Bay AreaDevin Fehely reports on alarming spike in COVID-19 cases being reported in East Palo Alto (9-22-2020)
Alameda, San Mateo And Solano Counties Move To Red Tier For COVID ReopeningDr. Mark Ghaly announces Alameda, San Mateo and Solano counties have moved from Purple to Red Tier of state's COVID-19 monitoring system (9-22-2020)
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.
CDC Flip-Flops On Guidance Regarding Coronavirus SpreadFor the second time in as many months, the Centers for Disease Control has reversed course on a major announcement regarding the coronavirus. Kiet Do reports. (9/21/20)
Santa Clara County Expands Program Helping Homeless Quarantine From COVID-19Santa Clara County is ramping up a program to house people who have either tested positive for the coronavirus or have been exposed to someone who has, and whose living conditions make it difficult to effectively quarantine. Devin Fehely reports. (9/21/20)
San Francisco Archbishop Leads 'Free the Mass' March to Reopen ChurchesLed by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, hundreds of Catholics marched in San Francisco Sunday, demanding city health officials ease restrictions on public indoor religious services. Devin Fehely reports. (9-20-20)
South Bay Health Officials Message to the Public: Get a Flu ShotConcerned that flu season is about to collide with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Santa Clara County public health department is encouraging everyone -- especially this year -- to get a flu shot. Devin Fehely reports. (9-19-20)
Bay Area Restaurants Celebrate Rosh Hashana With Special Meal KitsThe Jewish new year may look different in the age of COVID-19 but restaurants across the Bay Area are trying to preserve tradition with special meal kits. Betty Yu reports. (9-18-20)
Coronavirus Prevention Efforts May Curtail Flu Season SeverityAll the hand-washing and mask-wearing may pay dividends when it comes to reducing the number of infections expected in the upcoming flu season. Andria Borba reports. (9-18-20)
San Francisco Opens Popup Movie Drive-in at Fort MasonSan Francisco's first drive-in theater welcomed movie goers at Fort Mason on Friday evening. Don Ford reports. (9-1-20)
Jewish Restaurant in San Francisco Prepares Pickup Meals for Rosh HashanahIn what may be a trial run for the coming holiday season, restaurants in the Bay Area are pivoting to a pickup/delivery approach as the Jewish new year arrives. Betty Yu reports. (9-18-20)
San Francisco Hospitality Industry Hopes Return to Indoor Dining Boosts RecoverySan Francisco restaurants could be just weeks away from reopening their dining rooms again. Some say it could pave the road to recovery for the struggling tourism industry. Wilson Walker reports. (9-18-20)
San Francisco To Allow Limited Indoor Dining At Restaurants By End Of SeptemberMayor London Breed and city health officials revealed the blueprint Friday for allowing San Francisco's cash-strapped and world-renowned restaurant industry to begin limited indoor dining service by the end of the month. (9/18/20)
Cal/OSHA Order Sets New Virus Protections Following Oakland McDonald's Worker's TestimonyThursday saw some big wins for employees in California as the state made key rulings to step up safety precautions against COVID-19 in the workplace. Andrea Nakano reports. (9-17-20)
Health Inspectors Evaluate San Francisco Schools in Advance of ReopeningBack-to-school health inspections are now underway in San Francisco and, with the health department’s blessing, some schools plan to bring back younger students soon. Joe Vazquez reports. (9-17-20)