COVID Vaccines: Software Engineer Develops App To Find Bay Area Appointments In Real-TimeAn East Bay software engineer has developed a free app that scours the websites of more than 20 healthcare providers in the Bay Area for open vaccine appointments, immediately notifying users in real-time. Kiet Do reports. (3/30/21)
Prince Harry Joining San Francisco Mental Health Wellness StartupThe Duke of Sussex is taking on a new leadership role at a San Francisco startup. Kiet Do reports. (3/23/21)
SF Startup's 10-Minute Battery Swapping Stations Could Revolutionize Market For EVsA San Francisco startup is offering a way to recharge electric vehicles in just 10 minutes. John Ramos tells us it could revolutionize the market for EVs.
Bank Of America Denies Claim Of South Bay Pastor Whose EDD Debit Card Was HackedA South Bay pastor filed a fraud claim with Bank of America after hackers drained his EDD debit card account. Kenny Choi tell us he got the same standard letter KPIX has seen so many times, saying his claim was closed.
COVID: Facebook Group Hunts Down Open Vaccine Appointments Across Bay AreaThere is a growing number of people in the Bay Area frustrated over finding open COVID vaccine appointments. Katie Nielsen tells us about some tech savvy people who are using social media groups to help.
EDD Debit Card Victims Getting Taxed For Money Hackers Stole From Their AccountsAfter enduring all the frustrations of fraud involving Bank of America EDD debit cards, Kenny Choi tells us now victims are getting taxed by the IRS for money they never received.
Game Changing New Test Helps Doctors Find Hidden Prostate CancerNew technology is making it easier for doctors to detect prostate cancer in men and could prove to be an effective treatment for the disease. Kiet Do reports. (2-25-21)
Science Lovers Shocked To Find Fry's Electronic Stores Closed For GoodScience aficionados were in shock Wednesday after learning Fry's Electronics suddenly closed all its stores after 36 years. Kiet Do reports on the San Jose-based store's role in shaping Silicon Valley.
COVID: California Suspends System Of Shared Vaccine Access Codes After MisuseThe state is changing the way it offers COVID-19 vaccines to disadvantaged communities after people who are currently not eligible for the shot used special codes to get appointments. Wilson Walker reports. (2/24/21)
COVID: After Months Of Videoconferencing How To Deal With 'Zoom Fatigue'After months of videoconferencing during the pandemic, a new study confirms many are feeling 'Zoom fatigue.' Maria Medina tells us how to deal with it.
Bay Area Scientists Cheer Successful Start of Mars Perserverance MissionNASA made history Thursday when its most advanced Mars rover landed successfully on the red planet to begin a mission to find signs of ancient life. Maria Medina reports. (2-18-21)
Bay Area-Developed Heat Shield Made Mars Mission PossibleNASA Ames developed a heat shield material called Pika that helped make the Mars Perserverance mission a success. Don Ford reports. (2-18-21)
Congressional Hearing Focuses On Robinhood and GameStop stock controversyAnne Makovec reports on congressional hearing about Robinhood role in GameStop stock controversy (2-18-2021)
Security Breach May Have Exposed Millions Of California DMV Vehicle Registration RecordsAndrea Nakano reports on a security breach with a third-party vendor that may have compromised California DMV registration records (2-17-2021)
Black Woman Leads Charge for Change Among Silicon Valley EntrepreneursVern Glenn visits with an African American entrepreneur who is breaking multiple barriers in Silicon Valley. (2-12-21)
Creators Of 'Kits Cubed' Help Young Oakland Students Find Their Inner ScientistA pair of high school students are making science more interactive and inviting for kids in Oakland who have yet to tap into their inner scientist. Sharon Chin introduces to Ahmed Muhammad and Eli Berrick, this week's Jefferson Award winners.
How California's EDD Fraud Is Perpetrated By Criminals On The Dark WebMore than $11 billion in unemployment benefits have gone to criminals instead of the millions of Californians who desperately need money. Kenny Choi shows us how the fraud is perpetrated in playbooks on the 'dark web.'
Victims of EDD Debit Card Hacking Describe Experiences on the Road to RecoveryUnemployment debit card accounts of tens of thousands of Californians have been hacked and KPIX has learned that Bank of America, which has the exclusive contract to handle the funds for the state Employment Development Department, is facing yet another class-action lawsuit. Kenny Choi reports. (2-6-21)
California Lawmakers Tackle EDD Fraud With Proposed LegislationState lawmakers unveiled a slew of bills to tackle issues related to the Employment Development Department. Kenny Choi reports. (2-4-21)
Lawmakers Unveil Reforms To California’s Troubled EDD Unemployment Payment ProgramIn the wake of billions of dollars lost to fraud, a group of California lawmakers unveiled legislation Thursday designed to overhaul the state's troubled Employee Development Department (EDD) unemployment payment program. Anne Makovec reports. (2/4/21)
Lawmakers Grill Bank of America Execs Over California EDD FraudMonths after KPIX 5 first exposed an epidemic of EDD fraud in California, Bank of America was finally forced to answer tough questions from lawmakers. Kenny Choi reports. (1/26/21)
EDD CRISIS: Good Samaritans Rally To Help Bay Area Man After EDD Payments FrozenGood Samaritans Rally To Help Bay Area Man After EDD Payments Frozen
Stymied Claimants Call Out Identity Service Hired by EDD to Fight FraudIt recently suspended benefits to millions to combat fraud. Now, many claimaints tell KPIX that getting re-verified is a job in itself. Kenny Choi reports. (1-21-21)
PG&E Tests New Wildfire-Detection Powerline Tech in CalistogaPG&E has chosen Calistoga to test cutting-edge wildfire-prevention technology for the first time in North America. Don Ford reports. (1-21-21)