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.
Bay Area Law Enforcement Agencies Carry On Holiday Toy Drives Despite Pandemic RestrictionsAcross the Bay Area those who organize yearly toy drives are finding creative ways to get the job done despite coronavirus pandemic restrictions. John Ramos reports. (12-12-20)
San Francisco Firefighters Compete for Best-Decorated Fire HouseThe San Francisco Fire Department is reviving a tradition that began and ended seven decades ago: a competition to determine the best-decorated fire station. Joe Vazquez reports. (12-10-20)
COVID: People Yearning For Holiday Tradition Flock To Christmas Tree LotsThe pandemic has forced many of us to change the way we celebrate the holidays this year but one yearly tradition though is more popular than ever. Andrea Nakano reports that Christmas tree farms are struggling to keep up with the demand.
Scout Holiday Tree Lot in Piedmont Shifts to Online OrderingLike many operations during the pandemic, the Piedmont Scout Tree Lot has gone online this year, allowing customers to pre-order trees for pickup or delivery. Devin Fehely reports. (11-29-20)
South Bay Shoppers Brave Stepped-Up Enforcement of Pandemic RestrictionsSanta Clara County said it wants to keep the public as safe as possible this holiday shopping weekend. By noon Friday it had already issued 76 violations for non-compliance with its COVID-19 protocols. Betty Yu reports. (11-27-20)
Electronics Deals Still a Draw for East Bay Black Friday ShoppersThe pre-dawn lines of Black Friday shoppers weren't as prevalent as in past years but, in Dublin, early-morning lines did form outside the Best Buy. Devin Fehely reports. (11-27-20)
Black Friday Crowds Descend on Livermore, Avoid Downtown S.F.This Black Friday was a tale of two quite-different shopping experiences in the Bay Area. Da Lin reports. (11-27-20)