Pres. Trump is traveling to Mount Rushmore for a speech and an elaborate 4th of July fireworks display to be set off above the monument for the first time in more than a decade. (7-3-20)
Trump's Mount Rushmore Visit Sparks ControversyPres. Trump is traveling to Mount Rushmore for a speech and an elaborate 4th of July fireworks display to be set off above the monument for the first time in more than a decade. (7-3-20)
Newsom Set To Announce Increased Enforcement Ahead Of 4th Of July To Slow COVID-19 SpreadAhead of the 4th of July holiday weekend and rising numbers of coronavirus cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom is set to announce increased enforcement of health orders to slow the spread of COVID-19. Kiet Do reports. (7/1/20)
Facebook Faces Growing Chorus of CriticsFacebook claims it is a neutral platform for people to express their ideas but, as hate speech and fake news proliferate online, advertisers are pulling away from the social media giant. Devin Fehely reports. (6-29-20)
Facebook Says It Will Crack Down on Hate SpeechFacebook announced Friday it will begin banning ads that scapegoat ethnic groups and minorities in addition to labeling potentially “harmful” posts from public figures Ken Bastida talke with Cnet editor Ian Sherr. (6-26-20)
Peninsula Lawmaker Wants To Make COVID-19 Mask Violations Subject To FineWith the number of coronavirus cases on the rise, a Peninsula lawmaker wants stricter enforcement of the state's mandatory mask law. As Joe Vazquez reports, violators would be subject to steep fines.
Two Black Women From California On Short List To Be Joe Biden's Running MateTwo African American politicians from California are on former Vice President Joe Biden's short list for a running mate. Devin Fehely tells who is on that list.
Antioch Police Union Head Apologizes For FB Post About Slapping Protesters' FaceThe head of a Bay Area police officers union has apologized after making a social media comment about police and protesters. Wilson Walker reports on the backlash and the apology.
Bay Area Attorney Sues Facebook, Calls Site's Standards Enforcement Inconsistent, CapriciousA Bay Area attorney known for suing e-mail spammers is suing Facebook after having his account blocked numerous times for what he says is protected political speech. Andrea Nakano reports. (6-22-20)
Calistoga Microgrid May Keep City Out Of The Dark During Planned Power ShutoffsWildfire season is underway and that means PG&E planned power shutoffs may return soon. Wilson Walker reports the city of Calistoga has installed a new micro grid that may help keep them out of the dark.
VIDEO: Oakland Mayor Schaaf Says Nooses At Lake Merritt Investigated As Hate CrimeFive ropes with nooses that were found in trees around Oakland’s Lake Merritt have been taken down and will be investigated as hate crimes, according to Oakland police and Mayor Libby Schaaf.
San Jose Dismantles Trailer Park Built To House Homeless During COVID-19 ShutdownHomeless advocates are wondering why San Jose is dismantling a trailer park the city built to house elderly homeless people during the COVID-19 shutdown. Len Ramirez asked city leaders for answers.
South Bay Politician Blames Poor Translation for Racially-Insensitive RemarkKansen Chu, accused of making racially insensitive comments in the debate over affirmative action, says the whole thing is a misunderstanding. Len Ramirez reports. (6-15-20)
Demonstrators Stage Sit-In On San Jose Mayor Liccardo's Front StepsWith increasing calls to demilitarize the police, demonstrators took their message to San Jose Mayor Liccardo's steps, staging a sit-in in front of his house. Reporter Maria Medina tells us they say his proposed ban on rubber bullets is not enough.
Interview: SF Head Of Police Accountability On Defunding PoliceAs calls to defund the police grow louder, elected officials are starting to weigh in. Paul Henderson, San Francisco's Executive Director for Police Accountability, confirmed that some city leaders are standing behind the idea of defunding the police. Interview with Veronica De La Cruz.
New Health Order Calls For More COVID-19 Testing In Santa Clara CountyLeaders in Santa Clara County are calling out private healthcare systems about how they're being pushed to do more COVID-19 testing. Len Ramirez reports on this new public health order.
Sister Of Slain Oakland Federal Officer Delivers Powerful Testimony Before CongressPatrick Underwood's murder remains unsolved, but police believe he was targeted the night he was killed as protests raged in downtown Oakland over the death of George Floyd. Wednesday his sister testified before Congress saying "America is in pain and is crying." Allen Martin reports. '
Renewed Calls To Disband Oakland Unified School District's Police DepartmentThere is a renewed push to disband and defundOakland Unified School District's police department. As Andria Borba reports, parents and board members are talking about where to spend the money instead.
SF Public Works Apologizes For Painting Over Black Lives Matter Mural On Bernal RockA city public works department apologized for painting over a Black Lives Matter mural on a boulder high atop a hill overlooking Bernal Heights. Bernal Rock has become the center of a tug of war between neighbors.
Coronavirus Cases Climb As Restaurants Reopen In SouthbaySanta Clara County officials are keeping an eye on a rising key indicator in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Len Ramirez reports Santa Clara County is seeing a small spike in hospitalizations just as restaurants reopen to diners.
Berkeley Lawmakers Approve Black Lives Matter MuralBlack lives matter murals are going up in cities across the country. Now, Berkeley lawmakers are meeting to decide where to place a mural in their city.
San Jose Police Chief Announces Changes To Crowd Control Policies, Use Of ProjectilesSan Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia announced an immediate change on the use of rubber bullets and other crowd control policies after projectiles were used on nonviolent protesters late last month. Kiet Do reports. (6/9/20)
Murals Dedicated To Black Lives Matter Movement, Breonna Taylor Go Up In Downtown OaklandMurals popped up in Downtown Oakland over the weekend, including a Black Lives Matter mural stretching three blocks long. Another mural is dedicated to Breonna Taylor, who was killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky earlier this year. (6/8/20)
Hundreds Turn Out To Clean Up Oakland Chinatown Businesses Damaged In LootingA crowd estimated to be at least 300 people turned out Sunday to clean up businesses in Oakland's Chinatown that were damaged by looters and vandals during the recent unrest. (6/7/20)
Drew Brees Apologizes for Criticism of Colin Kaepernick Anthem ProtestsSaints QB Drew Brees apologized for comments that were “insensitive and completely missed the mark” when he repeated his opposition to former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem in 2016. (6-4-20)