As the Vallejo police department prepares to welcome a new police chief, the department is facing three new civil rights violation lawsuits which allege racial profiling, excessive use of force and other police misconduct. Da Lin reports. (9-19-19)

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New Lawsuits Target Vallejo Police DepartmentAs the Vallejo police department prepares to welcome a new police chief, the department is facing three new civil rights violation lawsuits which allege racial profiling, excessive use of force and other police misconduct. Da Lin reports. (9-19-19)
San Jose Unions, Housing Activists Battle Business Leaders Over High-Rise Fee ReductionSan Jose’s labor unions have joined affordable housing activists to battle with the city’s business leaders, this time over the proposed renewal of the “Downtown High-Rise Fee Reduction Program." Kiet Do reports. (9-19-19)
Marin County Votes To Buy, Give Coast Guard Townhomes To Pt. Reyes StationPoint Reyes Station residents are celebrating a victory against the housing crisis after Marin County voted to purchase Coast Guard land to give to the town. John Ramos reports. (9-18-2019)
Perception, Jokes About Potential 'Barack Obama Blvd.' Concern Milpitas MayorOn Tuesday evening, the city of Milpitas voted to name a portion of a road after former president Barack Obama. But the city's mayor is wary about the move because a of a landfill at the end of the road. "It cannot be the Barack Obama, or 'B.O. Boulevard,'" he said. Wilson Walker reports. (9-18-2019)
Some Berkeley Residents Offended By 'Gourmet Ghetto' Neighborhood NameSome are saying the nickname "Gourmet Ghetto," for the famous Berkeley neighborhood that cooked up a food revolution, is not aging well. Some say the name so offensive that it has to go. Don Ford reports. (9-18-2019)
Richmond Nonprofit's 'Yellow Brick Road' Aims To Become Iron Triangle's Safe OasisFor years, Richmond's "Iron Triangle" has been notorious for crime. But now, a nonprofit is planting the seeds of peace. They hope a mile-long section in the neighborhood will become an oasis. Christin Ayers reports. (9-17-2019)
Oakland Unified School District Apologizes After Failing To Deliver Lunch To Over 150 StudentsThe Oakland Unified School District is apologizing after failing to deliver hot lunches to roughly 150 kindergartners, first graders and second graders at Oakland’s Henry J. Kaiser Elementary School. Christin Ayers reports. (9-16-2019)
S.F. Opens New Jobs Center in Lakeview NeighborhoodIn San Francisco's Lakeview neighborhood there's a new center to help locals find work. Melissa Caen reports. (9-13-19)
Activists Demand Traffic Safety in S.F. TenderloinAs the toll of traffic injuries and deaths adds up in San Francisco, activists blocked one of the Tenderloin's most dangerous intersections to demand drastic action. Andria Borba reports. (9-13-19)

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Parents Protest Planned Merger of Two Oakland SchoolsA day after the Oakland school board voted to merge high-performing Henry J. Kaiser Elementary school in the Oakland hills with Sankofa Academy, a struggling school in the North Oakland flatlands, parents of Kaiser students are vowing to fight. Christin Ayers reports. (9-12-19)
Santa Cruz Officials Pass Curfew To Remove Homeless Tents On Main Beach OvernightSanta Cruz city council members found a way around the law to remove the tents on a homeless encampment on Main Beach near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk -- at least overnight. Maria Medina reports. (9-11-2019)
Richmond Is The Latest Bay Area City To Ban Sales Of E-CigarettesThe Richmond City Council unanimously approved the citywide ban on e-cigarettes on Tuesday evening. Christin Ayers reports. (9-11-2019)
Diverted Muni Buses Helped Chase Center Event Traffic At Expense Of ResidentsDual events at the Chase Center and Oracle Arena caused concern for traffic gridlocks in the area, but they went smoothly earlier this week. But Andria Borba reports that it was at the expense of nearby residents. (9-11-2019)
Fremont Moving Forward To Build Newly Approved Navigation CenterAfter hours of public comments Tuesday evening, the Fremont City Council approved the building of its first homeless navigation center behind city hall. While the vision has been approved, the city now works to get it up and running. Juliette Goodrich reports. (9-11-2019)
9/11 Memorials, Ceremonies Waning On 18th AnniversaryThe 9/11 attacks happened 18 years ago. But John Ramos reports that some things are beginning to change; some are questioning if we are starting to forget. (9-11-2019)
Crowd Awaits Fremont City Council's Navigation Center DecisionFremont residents came out in the hundreds Tuesday night ahead of a landmark vote by city council members on where to open up a homeless navigation center. Maria Medina reports. (9-10-2019)
Large Turnout At 'Sonoma Ready Day' As Residents Seek To Prepare For Fire SeasonTwo years after the devastating Wine Country fires broke out, organizers of Sunday’s “Sonoma Ready Day” were hoping to share some of the lessons learned with the public about being prepared for emergencies. They were not disappointed by the turnout. John Ramos reports. (9-8-2019)
Walnut Creek Residents Fight Opening Of Popular Drive Thru RestaurantA group of neighbors in Walnut Creek is taking on Amy's Drive Thru, a popular restaurant, because they worry it could overwhelm their residential neighborhood. Christin Ayers reports. (9-4-2019)
Local Dive Community Grieves Loss Of Mill Valley Hairstylist To Boat FireA Mill Valley woman was identified as one of the victims of the tragic Southern California boat fire. Even those in the diving community who never met her are feeling the loss. John Ramos reports. (9-4-2019)
Thousands Celebrate Culture At 154th Scottish Highland GamesThe annual Scottish Highland Games, a celebration of a proud people with the strength to endure, wrapped up Sunday at the Pleasanton fairgrounds. John Ramos reports. (9-1-2019)
San Francisco Housing Advocate Proposes Tiny Home Village On Tenderloin LotAs the Bay Area’s homelessness crisis deepens, a San Francisco housing advocate continues her big push for tiny homes. She's proposed transforming a public parking lot into a "stewardship village." Joe Vazquez reports. (9-1-2019)
Thousands Celebrate Culture At 154th Scottish Highland GamesThe annual Scottish Highland Games, a celebration of a proud people with the strength to endure, wrapped up Sunday at the Pleasanton fairgrounds. John Ramos reports. (9-1-2019)
Tourists And Growing Homeless Encampment Share Santa Cruz SandsMany tourists are flocking to Santa Cruz's Main Beach this holiday weekend, but they're sharing the sand with a growing homeless encampment. Kiet Do reports. (9-1-2019)
San Diego Mayor Describes His City's Success Reducing HomelessnessAs Bay Area homelessness seems ever more hopeless, San Diego is a bright exception. KPIX 5's Melissa Caen asked mayor Kevin Faulconer what's the secret? (8-1-19)
Pet of the Week: Dino Needs a New HomeMelissa Caen welcomes Dino along with handlers Dave Ely (Golden Gate Labrador Rescue) and Mike Murray (Pet Food Express) to KPIX studios on Saturday. (8-31-19)
Chalk Art Helps Keep Art Instruction at Mount Diablo Unified SchoolsArt instruction is often one of the first things to go when school districts slash budgets, but one East Bay school district is finding a unique way to bring art to all of its elementary students. Sharon Chin reports. (8-30-19)
S.F. Supes Mull Proposal to Let People Living in Their Cars Park in City-Owned LotThere could soon be a new option for people forced to live in their cars in San Francisco. They may be allowed to stay in a lot next to Balboa Park BART station. Andria Borba reports. (8-29-19)
San Jose Business Boycotted After Owner Paints Over MuralResidents in San Jose are boycotting a dental business after a mural depicting important Chicano history was painted over. Len Ramirez reports. (8-29-19)
49ers Welcome Dozens of Community Groups to Training Camp as Special Guests of TeamMore than 1,000 individuals representing more than 40 community groups attended open practice as guests of the Niners. Maria Medina reports. (8-29-19)

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