Contra Costa County is reaching out to youth influencers to pass on the message of coronavirus prevention in their own words. John Ramos reports. (8-3-20)

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CoCo County Launches COVID-19 Info Campaign Targeted at Gen ZContra Costa County is reaching out to youth influencers to pass on the message of coronavirus prevention in their own words. John Ramos reports. (8-3-20)
SJ Police Chief's Tweet on Weapons Seizure Slammed Over Rosary, UFW EmblemSJPD police chief Garcia was congratulating officers on a recent violent crime bus and in a tweet he showed a picture of guns and ammo confiscated but also on the evidence table was a face mask with UFW logo and a rosary. Len Ramirez reports. (7-23-20)
AIDS Walk Goes Online in Joint Production by New York, San FranciscoOrganizers in New York and San Francisco teamed up to host a virtual AIDS Walk this year and the stars showed up. Devin Fehely reports. (7-19-20)
Castro Valley Girl Launches Facebook Fundraiser to Save Oakland ZooA 6-year-old Castro Valley girl is trying to save the Oakland Zoo, one bracelet at a time. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-9-20)
Martinez Community Leaders React to Viral Video of BLM Mural VandalismA viral video showed a pair of angry Trump supporters smearing paint over a Black Lives Matter street mural. Now the city leaders in Martinez say their town's reputation is on the line. John Ramos reports. (7-6-20)
Bay Area Communities Take Fourth of July Celebrations OnlineThis year's Fourth of July celebrations are completely different from any in recent memory. Most fireworks displays have been canceled and the big parades have gone virtual. Devin Fehely reports. (7-4-20)
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)
4 San Jose Police Officers on Leave During Investigation Into Racist PostsFour San Jose police officers have been placed on administrative leave while the department investigates a private Facebook group of active and retired officers that includes racist comments. Da Lin reports. (6-27-20)
San Jose Police Union, City Leaders Denounce Officers' Racist Facebook GroupSeveral active and retired San Jose police officers participated in a closed Facebook group where racist comments and posts were made. Betty Yu reports. (6-26-20)
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)
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)
Bay Area Gyms Cut TIes With CrossFit Over Founder's George Floyd TweetA powerhouse fitness brand is losing support after the founder sent out a controversial tweet about George Floyd. Andria Borba reports. (6-8-20)
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)
Trump Slaps Silicon Valley Social Media Firms With Executive OrderEscalating a feud that began when Twitter tagged a Trump tweet with a fact-check link, the president responded by signing an executive order aimed at social media companies Thursday, Kenny Choi reports. (5-28-20)
Pres. Trump Steps Up Feud With Social Media ProvidersBay Area tech giants Facebook and Twitter drew fire from both sides of the political spectrum Thursday while bracing for a possible executive order from President Trump over monitoring political messaging on their platforms. Natalie Brand reports. (5-28-20)
Napa Valley Pizza Chef's Online Cooking Demos Draw Global AudienceA celebrated Napa Valley chef offered a simple online cooking class to draw business to his pizza restaurant and it has become so popular that people now tune in from around the world. John Ramos reports. (5-16-20)
Army of Contact Tracing Workers Being Recruited to Help Combat CoronavirusExperts say contact tracing is going to play a critical role in fighting the coronavirus. It’s been practiced for decades, used to fight SARS, Ebola and AIDS, but never on as big a scale. Maria Medina reports. (5-14-20)
County Officials Say Tesla Exit From Fremont Would Severely Harm Bay Area EconomyElon Musk tweeted Saturday that he is not only going to sue Alameda County for blocking Tesla from reopening its Fremont plant but he will also move Tesla headquarters out of state. Da Lin reports. (5-9-20)
Antioch Planning Commissioner Caught in Coronavirus Comment ControversyAntioch planning commissioner Ken Turnage drew fire when he said "let nature take its course" with COVID-19 deaths. Da Lin reports. (5-1-20)
Socially-Distanced San Franciscans Join Tony Bennett Virtually to Sing 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco'The city by the bay's favorite adopted son led a virtual singalong of his “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” classic Saturday to raise spirits and salute caregivers during the coronavirus outbreak. John Ramos reports. (4-25-20)
San Jose Catholic Church Streams Daily Services to Worldwide AudienceWith skeleton crew and simple smartphone, Five Wounds Portuguese National Church in San Jose is building an international audience for its online services during the coronavirus lockdown. Devin Fehely reports. (3-27-20)
Coronavirus Forces Churches to Take Services OnlineHouses of worship are scrambling to find digital ways to connect their members with clergy. Devin Fehely reports. (3-20-20)
Facebook Cancels Developers Conference Over COVID-19 ConcernsFacebook announced Thursday that it has canceled its upcoming F8 developers conference in May amid ongoing concerns about the spreading coronavirus. (2-27-20)
South Bay Teen Who Had Been Kidnapped, Raped Uses Snapchat to Get HelpA 14-year-old girl who was kidnapped and raped was able to lead authorities to three suspects with the help of her Snapchat account, San Jose police said. Devin Fehely reports. (1-17-20)

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