San Jose VTA Outlines Plan to Return Light-Rail System to Full ServiceA VTA spokeswoman announced Thursday there is a five-point plan to get its light-rail system up and running by the end of July. Maria Medina reports. (7-8-21)
Graffiti Vandalism Soars in San JoseSan Jose's graffiti problem is getting out of hand and neighbors and business owners are fed up. Len Ramirez reports. (7-8-21)
San Jose Security Company Accused Of Not Paying Workers While Receiving Over $400K In PPP LoansA security company based in San Jose is accused of failing to pay its employees, while it received hundreds of thousands of dollars in government assistance during the pandemic. Maria Medina reports. (7/7/21)
Oakland Police Chief Hopes to Tap Into Public Support with Anti-Violence RallyWilson Walker reports on Oakland Police Chief giving details on his planned weekend rally at Lake Merritt calling for an end to street violence (7-7-2021)
Husband Of Innocent Bystander Shot At Jul 4 Block Party Shares OrdealThe husband of an innocent bystander struck by gunfire on the Fourth of July, at a Santa Rosa block party is speaking out. He told Andrea Nakano about the horrific ordeal.
Frustration In Oakland After July 4 Weekend ViolenceCity officials and local leaders in Oakland express frustration over the city's rising homicide rate and a July 4 weekend that was marred by multiple shootings and other violence. Wilson Walker reports. (7/6/21)
San Leandro Officer Struck By Suspected Catalytic Thieves' Getaway CarA San Leandro officer is recovering after an alleged catalytic converter bust turned dangerous. Devin Fehely shows us how the officer was hit by the suspect's getaway car.
July 4 Violence Leaves 2 Dead In 7 Separate Shootings In OaklandPolice in Oakland were investigating a spate of crime across the city on July 4, including 2 fatal shootings and an out-of-control side show. Andrea Nakano reports on the holiday weekend violence.
San Jose Touts Illegal Fireworks Crackdown; Residents Report Widespread DefianceIt was another noisy, flashy, fiery Fourth of July in San Jose despite a much-publicized crackdown on illegal fireworks. Len Ramirez reports. (7-5-21)
Inmate Firefighter Takes Fire Truck for Joyride in Sierra FoothillsAn inmate firefighter is accused of taking a firefighting truck for a joyride. Surveillance video captures the moment the truck plowed through a fence in Shingle Springs. (7-5-21)
Oakland Police Chief Condemns July 4 Crime 'Chaos'The Fourth of July reeled into "12 hours of non-stop chaos" Sunday night with several victims wounded by celebratory gunfire, a homicide and a massive sideshow marred by gunfire. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-5-21)
Target Cuts Store Hours in San Francisco Due to Shoplifting SurgeTarget has cut back operating hours at its stores in San Francisco because of rampant and increasingly brazen incidents of shoplifting at certain locations in the city. Andria Borba reports. (7-2-21)
Neighbors Lament Vandalism by San Jose Airport Homeless Camp ResidentsBusiness owners in San Jose say they're fed up with a homeless encampment near the airport and they're not going to take it anymore. Kiet Do reports. (7-2-21)
Investigation Continues Into Botched Detonation of Illegal Fireworks in L.A.It’s been two days since a botched detonation of illegal fireworks ended in an explosion that ripped a Los Angeles police department bomb truck apart and injured 17 people in South Los Angeles but investigators said they still did not know what went wrong. (7-2-21)
Alameda County Bomb Squad Seeks to Learn Lessons From LA Fireworks Disposal BlastThe Alameda County Sheriff's Office will be coordinating with investigators in Los Angeles to fully understand what led to the fireworks-disposal explosion on Wednesday. Katie Nielsen reports. (7-1-21)
Oakland Grapples With Spate of Suspicious FiresThe Oakland Fire Department says that, in any given year, only about 10 percent of arson cases are solved and there are 30 confirmed arson fires so far this year. Kenny Choi reports residents are fearful and frustrated. (7-1-21)
San Jose Approves Fines, Possible Jailtime For Promotion Of Street Racing, SideshowsThe first major U.S. city to do so, San Jose had made promoting street racing or sideshows a crime, as city leaders continue to crack down on the illegal activity by pursuing every avenue possible. Maria Medina reports. (6/30/21)
Bay Area Authorities Beef Up Patrols, Fireworks Crackdowns As 4th Of July LoomsWith conditions across the Bay Area very dry, authorities across the region are ramping up patrols and illegal fireworks crackdowns ahead of the 4th of July holiday. Katie Nielsen reports. (6/30/21)
Bay Area Cosby Accuser Stunned After Assault Conviction OverturnedA North Bay woman who was one of the first to publicly accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault expressed her disbelief after the onetime actor and comedian's conviction was overturned. Kenny Choi reports. (6/30/21)
Rookie San Jose Police Officer Hailed As Hero After Saving Elderly Woman In Apartment FireA rookie San Jose Police officer with just seven days on the job helped save an elderly woman who suffered a massive heart attack after her apartment caught on fire. Devin Fehely reports. (6/30/21)
RAW: Full Interview with Bay Area Bill Cosby Accuser Helen HayesNorth Bay resident and Bill Cosby sexual assault accuser Helen Hayes speaks to KPIX about Cosby's release from prison (6-30-2021)
Bill Cosby Released From Prison After PA Supreme Court Overturns Sexual Assault ConvictionTeam coverage of the surprise overturning of Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction by Pennsylvania Supreme Court (6-30-2021)
Bay Area Law Firm Represents 1000 Rideshare Assault ClaimsA Bay Area law firm representing hundreds of clients suing Uber and Lyft for sexual assault, was in court to Monday seeking to consolidate dozens of lawsuits into a single claim. Kiet Do has more on the case.
Reality Check On Oakland Police Cuts Reveals What May Be A Budget IncreaseA reality check on what is being billed as Oakland police budget cuts, may actually be a budget increase. John Ramos digs into the numbers.