The U.S. Justice Department sent a letter to S.F. Mayor London Breed saying that the city's current COVID-19 policy allowing only one congregant in places of worship "is contrary to the Constitution..." Joe Vazquez reports. (9-25-20)
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Justice Dept. Tells S.F. Mayor Her Rule for Places of Worship UnconstitutionalThe U.S. Justice Department sent a letter to S.F. Mayor London Breed saying that the city's current COVID-19 policy allowing only one congregant in places of worship "is contrary to the Constitution..." Joe Vazquez reports. (9-25-20)
Bay Area Cities Hire Extra Help in Rush to Complete 2020 CensusCities and counties across California are trying to make sure we get an accurate population count and, in many instances, they've hired their own workers to supplement the efforts of federal census takers. Devin Fehely reports. (9-25-20)
San Jose Volunteers Become Early Climate Action Warriors in New State InitiativeCalifornia is looking to recruit a new generation of climate change warriors and San Jose is the first to join the fight. Len Ramirez reports. (9-25-20)
Contra Costa County Prepares for Deluge of Mail-In BallotsIn KPIX 5's Vote Smart series Andria Borba looks into how your ballot will be processed here in California. She reports from Orinda where Contra Costa County is already rehearsing for election day. (9-24-20)
Trump's WeChat Ban Blocked by Federal Judge in S.F.U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler entered an order early Sunday granting the preliminary injunction in a motion brought to the court by a WeChat user group and six WeChat users. Emily Turner reports. (9-20-20)
Republican Senate Solidarity Key to Success of Trump Effort to Replace GinsburgAll indications are that President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will move ahead with a Supreme Court nominee. So the first question is: what if they succeed? Wilson Walker reports. (9-19-20)
Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Brings Outpouring of Grief, PraiseAcross the nation and in the Bay Area, political leaders were quick to express praise and admiration for Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Team coverage from CBS News and KPIX 5. (9-18-20)
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Look BackRuth Bader Ginsburg, the longest serving woman on the U.S. Supreme Court and a strong liberal voice on issues dividing the nation, has died. Nikole Killion looks back at an historic life and legacy. (9-18-20)
Despite Opposition, Richmond Moves Forward With Point Molate ProjectJohn Ramos reports on the Richmond City Council approving a massive residential project after decades of fighting.
A Look Back: San Bruno Rocked By PG&E Pipeline ExplosionAllen Martin looks back at the deadly San Bruno Pipeline that left eight people dead and destroyed over 30 houses on Sept. 9, 2010.
Judge's Ruling Eliminates SAT, ACT Standardized Tests From UC's Admissions ProcessA Bay Area judge upended UC's college admission process by eliminating consideration of students' SAT, ACT standardized test scores. Wilson Walker tells us what led to the decision and says the ruling could spread nationwide.
Police Reform Bill Stripping Badges From Bad Cops Fails in LegislatureWilson Walker reports on how a bill that would allow “bad officers” to be permanently stripped of their badges failed to pass the California Legislature. (9-1-20)
Gilroy Man Charged With Threatening Local Health OfficerLen Ramirez reports on the arrest of community college instructor Alan Viarengo last week for allegedly sending more than two dozen threatening letters to Santa Clara County's health officer. (9-1-20)
State Lawmakers Debate Police Reform Bills on Final Night of SessionAs they prepare to burn the midnight oil on the last day of the legislative session, California lawmakers are looking at a number of police reform bills. Andria Borba reports. (8-31-20)
Bay Area Election Officials Say They're Ready for Mail-In BallotsSolano County elections office was recently remodeled to process a huge increase in mail-in ballots so, when the governor announced that all voters will be mailed ballots, it was no big deal. John Ramos reports. (8-31-20)
Flavored Tobacco Ban Meets Resistance from Many Black SmokersSB 93 banning flavored cigarettes, authored by San Mateo Sen. Jerry Hill, includes menthol among the prohibited flavors. The CDC says menthol is preferred by 80% of Black smokers. John Ramos reports. (8-30-20)
Reopening Plans Revamped WIth Simplified, Color-Coded TiersCalifornia has moved to a new color-coded system to track how individual counties are handling COVID-19 and when restrictions can loosen. Andria Borba reports. (8-28-20)
California Legislators Mull Police Reforms as Session End NearsCalifornia lawmakers are considering a range of police reform bills but, despite widespread support, they're not getting very far. Wilson Walker reports. (8-27-20)
Vice President Mike Pence to Headline Third Night of RNCNational political correspondent Paul Reid reports on the 2020 Republican National Convention. (8-26-20)
California Supreme Court Upholds Conviction, Overturns Scott Peterson Death PenaltyThe California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the conviction but overturned the 2005 death sentence for Scott Peterson in the slaying of his pregnant wife and said prosecutors may try again for the same sentence if they wish. Marissa Perlman reports. (8-24-20)
Governor Newsom's Noon Update: Wildfires, COVID-19In his noon news conference Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom talked about the state's efforts fighting some 600-plus wildfires and delivered an update on the coronavirus pandemic. (8-24-20)
Central Marin Police Cracking Down on Anti-MaskersDon Ford reports on how the Central Marin Police Authority is going to fine individuals for not wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. (8-18-20)
Hundreds Of SFUSD School Bus Drivers Laid Off As Of Aug. 31As San Francisco students embark on distance leaning this Fall, hundreds of school bus drivers learned they are out of a job. Joe Vazquez filed an exclusive report.
Gov. Newsom Noon News UpdateGov. Gavin Newsom on Monday addressed the challenges the state is facing responding to the extraordinary heat wave which has resulted in rolling blackouts and a spate of wildfires. (8-17-20)