Airbnb Bans One-Night Rentals For This Year's Halloween WeekendAfter last year's deadly party in Orinda, Airbnb is introducing a ban on one-night bookings Halloween weekend. Betty Yu says the company says it is matter of public safety and public health.
Vallejo Declares Public Safety Emergency Due To Spike In Crime Since PandemicThe city of Vallejo voted to declare a public safety emergency due to the dramatic spike in crime since the pandemic. Andrea Nakano tells us the Police Officer's Union is challenging the move.
Sting Operation Busts Professional Theft Ring With Millions In Stolen MerchandiseFive people have been arrested in what is believed to be the largest stolen property bust of its kind in California history, and quite possibly the largest in the nation. Kiet Do shows us the culprits and a warehouse, bursting with boosted goods.
Organized Crime Floods EDD With Fake Claims Locking Out Unemployed CA Workers In NeedCalifornia's EDD reopens this week promising major security changes after a government strike team found evidence of rampant inefficiencies and fraud. In a KPIX 5 Original Report, Kenny Choi tells us that organized crime was the culprit.
California Attorney General Calls for Police Use-of-Force ReformWeeks of protests fired up momentum to make sweeping changes to police use-of-force policies but, as KPIX 5's Devin Fehely reports, those reforms aren't yet materializing. (10-3-20)
SF Union Square Shooting Underscores Recent Spike in Downtown CrimeAlthough crime is down overall in San Francisco, the city is seeing increases in robberies and thefts in the area around Union Square. Betty Yu reports. (10-2-20)
Fatal Hwy 101 Crash Linked to Friday-Morning Petaluma HomicideAn early-morning fatal crash on Highway 101 has been linked to the slaying of a 28-year-old woman inside a Petaluma home, authorities said. (10-2-20)
Shooting Investigation Shuts Union Square in San FranciscoPolice in San Francisco were investigating a shooting in the area of Geary and Stockton streets that has shut down Union Square, according to authorities. (10-1-20)
Oakland Police Put More Officers On Street After 7 Homicides In 5 DaysPolice in Oakland said they are adding more patrols after seven homicides were reported in the last few days. Joe Vazquez reports. (9/30/20)
Protesters Clash With Oakland Police Forcing BART Station ClosureBART closed the 12th Street Oakland/City Center BART station due to civil unrest in downtown Oakland Friday evening. (9-25-20)
San Jose Revives Police Foot Patrols in Little Saigon NeighborhoodAfter accusations of a violent response to protesters, San Jose police are working to rebuild trust in the community, step by step. Kiet Do reports. (9-25-20)
San Francisco Residents Voice Frustration Over Rise in Home BurglariesSan Francisco residents are demanding answers about a spike in home burglaries, many of them caught on camera. Police say they're upping patrols but more needs to be done. Kenny Choi reports. (9-24-20)
Team Coverage: Grand Jury Decision In Breonna Taylor Case Sparks Nationwide ProtestsProtests took place in the Bay Area and across the country after a grand jury declined to directly charge Lousiville, Kentucky police officers in the death of Breonna Taylor. Maria Medina and Andrea Nakano report. (9/23/20)
UC Allegedly Admitted 64 Wealthy Applicants Based On Donations, Connections... Not GradesAccording to a new report, the University of California campuses in Berkeley, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Diego admitted 64 applications based on donations or family connections, not their grades. Andria Borba reports from Berkeley.
Family Of Miles Hall Seek New Resources For Families Dealing With Mental Health CrisisThe parents of Miles Hall, who was killed by Walnut Creek police in 2019, spoke out Monday, saying it wouldn’t have happened if there was someone else to call besides law enforcement. John Ramos reports. (9/21/20)
Walnut Creek Settles With Family of Police Shooting Victim Miles HallThe family of police-shooting victim Miles Hall and the city of Walnut Creek announced a $4 million settlement in their lawsuit. Andrea Nakano reports. (9-18-20)
Risk Of Wildfires Prompts Increased Overnight Patrols At Grizzly PeakDue to the risk of wildfires, authorities have increased patrols to crack down on fireworks use and bonfires along Grizzly Peak in the East Bay Hills. Joe Vazquez reports. (9/16/20)
Family Says Victim Killed In San Jose Mass Shooting Had No Gang AffiliationKiet Do reports on investigation into shooting near San Jose State that killed two and injured four Tuesday night (9-16-2020)
2 Dead, 3 Hurt In San Jose ShootingTwo people are dead and three injured in a shooting near San Jose State University, late Tuesday.
Attacker Sets Man's Hair On Fire With Blowtorch At Berkeley Boba Tea ShopIn a bizarre attack, a man armed with a blowtorch, WD40, a knife and an axe set a customer's hair on fire at a Berkeley Boba Tea shop. Joe Vazquez shows us how quickly it happened.
San Jose City Council Mulls Police Reforms, Restrictions On Rubber BulletsThe San Jose City Council is meeting Tuesday to discuss police reforms in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the protests that followed. One of the issues involves the use of rubber bullets, which the police chief is discouraging, but Mayor Sam Liccardo said that does not go far enough. Len Ramirez reports. (9/15/20)
7 Hospitalized Due to Possible Fentanyl Exposure During GG Bridge Crash InvestigationSeven people, including four CHP officers, were hospitalized Sunday afternoon after apparent exposure to the opioid fentanyl following a solo-vehicle traffic accident on the Golden Gate Bridge. Kenny Choi reports. (9-13-20)
San Jose Police Release Footage Showing Use of Force ConfrontationsSan Jose police late Friday released body camera footage of three incidents during May's George Floyd protests that had been recorded and widely circulated by the public. Maria Medina reports. (9-11-20)
San Jose Police Release Footage of Officers Clashing With ProtestersSan Jose police have released new bodycam video showing clashes between officers and protesters who took to the streets after the death of George Floyd. (9-11-20)