Second only to Mothers' Day, Valentine's Day is a lucrative time of the year for florists and, while the pandemic may be changing the way business is done, it hasn’t dampened people’s desire to say “I love you.” John Ramos reports. (2-13-21)
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East Bay Florists Welcome Valentine Rush After Months of LockdownSecond only to Mothers' Day, Valentine's Day is a lucrative time of the year for florists and, while the pandemic may be changing the way business is done, it hasn’t dampened people’s desire to say “I love you.” John Ramos reports. (2-13-21)
Kiss and Test? Expert Advice on Valentine Couples' COVID CanoodlingIn the middle of the pandemic, are traditional trappings of a day dedicated to love safe if you're not shacked up? Andria Borba reports. (2-12-21)
Bay Area Crowds Celebrate Lunar New Year Despite COVID-19 PandemicCommunities throughout the Bay Area are celebrating the Lunar New Year despite pleas from public health officials for smaller, safer gatherings as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage.. Maria Medina reports. (2-12-21)
Despite Pandemic, Large Bay Area Crowds Celebrate Year of the OxIt isn't exactly the low-key celebration many public officials were hoping for as sizeable crowds celebrated the Lunar New Year of the Ox on Friday. Devin Feheley reports. (2-12-21)
COVID: Santa Clara Co. Warns Lunar New Year Celebrations Could Become Super SpreadersThe Vietnamese community is being warned that Lunar New Year celebrations could become COVID-19 super spreader events. Kiet Do shows us how Santa Clara Co. is getting the message out.
Street Attacks Stoke Fear, Depress Business in Oakland ChinatownViolent, daylight attacks on seniors in Oakland's Chinatown are behind a sudden drop in business even as the Lunar New Year is almost here. Da Lin reports. (2-5-21)
Oakland Car-Caravan Demonstrators Highlight Dr. King's Legacy of Social ActivismA car caravan assembled at the Oakland Port Monday afternoon. It’s mission? To “reclaim Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s radical legacy.” John Ramos reports. (1-18-21)
Warm, Windy Weather Marks MLK Day Around the Bay AreaMartin Luther King Jr. Day saw powerful winds and warm, dry weather all around the Bay Area. Kiet Do reports. (1-18-21)
Hardy Horde Takes the New Year 'Polar Plunge' at Ocean Beach in San FranciscoIt’s tradition that's as durable as it is inexplicable: seemingly sane people jumping into frigid water on New Year’s Day. Don Ford reports from Ocean Beach. (1-1-21)
Bay Area Authorities Warn of Stiff Penalties for Illegal FireworksWith fireworks shows and New Year Eve parties canceled due to the coronavirus, the use of illegal pyrotechnics in the Bay Area is skyrocketing, so to speak. Katie Nielsen reports. (12-31-20)
SF Waterfront Visitors Say Goodbye to 2020KPIX 5's Da Lin asked passersby on the San Francisco Embarcadero how they plan to usher in the new year. (12-31-20)
San Francisco Tells New Year Celebrants: Stay HomeIt will be a New Year Eve like none other in San Francisco. Kiet Do reports. (12-31-20)
COVID: SF Restaurant Throwing New Year's Eve Bash In Spite Of COVID RestrictionsIn San Francisco, one bar may be defying county regulations by hosting a New Year's Eve party. Andria Borba talked to a UCSF expert who is pushing 'harm reduction models' for people who insist on gathering to ring in 2021.
Retail Experts Offer Tips For Those Holiday Store ReturnsPerhaps some holiday gifts you received may have missed the mark and you want to take them back. Before you do that, Danya Bacchus has some tips from retail experts.
New Year to Usher In a Slew of New California LawsKPIX 5's Devin Fehely takes a look at some of the new legislation that will take effect at the stroke of midnight Jan. 1, 2021. (12-27-20)
Holiday Lights Around the Bay Area Deliver Christmas CheerAround the Bay Area, holiday light installations -- both amateur and professional -- illuminate the night in the final days of an exceptionally dark year. Betty Yu reports. (12-25-20)
Bay Area Welcomes a Soggy ChristmasIt was no drought-buster but the rain that rolled over Northern California on Christmas Day was still welcome. Andria Borba reports from Ocean Beach in San Francisco. (12-25-20)
Christmas Eve Shoppers Hustle to Grab Gifts in San Francisco's Union SquareIt was far less crowded in the stores surrounding San Francisco's Union Square than it would be on a typical Christmas Eve. Still, many last-minute shoppers showed up. Betty Yu reports. (12-24-20)
SF Dancer Creates International Virtual NutcrackerAfter live performances of The Nutcracker ballet were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, a San Francisco dancer created a way to keep them going virtually. Susie Steimle reports. (12-24-20)
COVID Isn't Stopping Holiday Shoppers From Flocking To Bay Area MallsThere are only a few days until Christmas and the holiday shopping blitz is on. Betty Yu asked health experts how safe is it to shop during the pandemic.
San Francisco Holiday Shoppers Find Plenty of Elbow Room in Union SquareIt comes as no surprise that the holiday crowds are noticeably thin in San Francisco's Union Square this pandemic-plagued year. Devin Fehely reports. (12-20-20)
Bay Area Residents Tell KPIX Their Good News From 2020It turns out that, for many in the Bay Area, 2020 wasn't all bad. KPIX 5's Da Lin set up in San Francisco's Ghirardelli Square to ask passersby "What was your good news this year?" (12-20-20)
COVID: Pandemic Brings Puppy Shortage This Holiday SeasonIf all you wanted for Christmas is a puppy then you might be out of luck, this year, because there is a puppy shortage during this pandemic. But Andrea Nakano shows us it all depends on where you look.
COVID: San Mateo County Officials Urge Non-Residents To Stay AwayWhile most Bay Area counties grapple with the latest COVID-19 restrictions, San Mateo County is still open for business. Joe Vazquez tells us officials there are asking non-residents to stay away.