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    SAN FRANCISCO -- More than two-thirds of Americans think Thanksgiving leftovers are even better than the original meal, and it turns out that many prominent Bay Area residents agree. The video in this story is from a related ABC7 News article. A next-day Thanksgiving sandwich tastes better than the freshly served dinner, according to 66 percent of 2,000 U.S. residents...
    Bay Area residents spent Thanksgiving Day savoring their opportunity to feel normal — or something close to it — but the emotional weight and residual stress of an enduring COVID-19 pandemic were not so easy to shed. A year ago, the anxiety of a growing winter surge had dampened Thanksgiving’s festivities, with most families either isolating themselves at home or...
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking residents not to burn wood on Thanksgiving Day but is not issuing a Spare the Air alert that would ban them from doing so. Air quality in the region is expected to be moderate Thursday for the holiday so the air district is discouraging the burning of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — The rampant retail smash-and-grab robberies happening in the Bay Area and elsewhere have some people rethinking their own safety, leading to a boom in gun sales and enrollment in self-defense classes. John Parkin, the president of the Coyote Point Armory in Burlingame, has seen a tremendous uptick in gun sales in the past 18 months....
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- There are just two weeks until Thanksgiving Day, marking the second holiday season under the COVID-19 pandemic.A big difference this year is the added protection of vaccines and boosters to better our chances of staying healthy. However, even with the added layer of protection, health experts say there is still a level of risk when...
    The Fairfield Police Department has arrested three individuals in connection with the death of a 19-year-old Carmel woman who was reported missing after leaving a Halloween party in Sacramento, according to a social media post. Leilani Beauchamp was determined to be the victim of a homicide, police wrote. On Saturday evening, Fairfield PD received a missing persons report for Beauchamp,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced Monday morning that it had restored power to the majority of customers who lost power during the storm the day before. As of 9 a.m. Monday, PG&E reported that 59,715 customers across the Bay Area were without power — down from 380,000 customers during the worst of the...
    The biggest storm in two years was on track to inundate the Bay Area with heavy rain and high winds Sunday, sparking some relief from drought-weary residents and a slew of stern emergency warnings for those living near wildfire burn scars. Across Northern California, meteorologists and county officials told residents to prepare for flash flooding, downed power lines and possible...
    A fire on Sunday afternoon left eight people displaced in downtown San Jose. More than 40 firefighters responded to the blaze, which erupted shortly after 2:30 p.m. at a house on the corner of Fifth and St. John streets. Crews arrived to find flames shooting from a second-story window, said Capt. Jesse Allread of the San Jose Fire Department. The...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A new poll by Joint Venture Silicon Valley reveals that a majority of Bay Area residents to consider leaving the region in the next few years.1,600 registered voters were surveyed from five Bay Area counties. The polls finds that 56% of people surveyed are likely to leave.RELATED: More people leaving California than moving in: Is the...
    A new poll suggests that the majority of San Francisco Bay Area residents are unhappy with life in the liberal bastion and want to leave soon, with 56% of respondents saying that they plan to leave in “the next few years.” According to SFGate, the poll, conducted among 1,610 registered voters across five Bay Area counties by Joint Venture Silicon Valley...
    More than half of the residents living in the San Francisco Bay Area say they are considering moving out of the area permanently, according to a poll from Joint Venture Silicon Valley released Monday. The survey of voters in five Bay Area Counties found that 56 of respondents said they were likely to leave the region within “the next few...
    FAIRFIELD (KPIX) — Fire crews in the North Bay and East Bay were on high alert Sunday evening as a Red Flag Warning went into effect for those regions at 11 p.m. due to forecast high winds. ???? ????Red Flag Warnings ????????remain in effect for the North Bay Mountains and East Bay hills and valleys as well as the...
    More than 50 years have passed since Linda Ellner traveled from Youngstown, Ohio to Puerto Rico for an abortion as a teenager, but she still remembers the visceral terror she felt throughout the trip. On Saturday, the 71-year-old Planned Parenthood volunteer joined her daughter and some 300 others in downtown San Jose, and thousands more across the country for a...
    Max Chavez remembers the moment when he finally found the coding error that was causing his two-dimensional red and yellow ball to defy the laws of physics. He was watching the ball on an old Mac computer on a cafeteria table at East Palo Alto Academy. It was 2016, he was a freshman at the high school and he’d become...
    SUNNYVALE, Calif. (KGO) -- Two South Bay residents are being recognized for their life-changing work to Build a Better Bay Area.The MacArthur Genius Grant is a prestigious award that highlights the best and brightest across the United States.These filmmakers, scientists, writers, historians and artists are exceptionally creative visionaries inspiring change.RELATED: Athlete and quadruple amputee Philippe Croizon inspires students in SFAmongst...
    Writers, artists, poets, a virologist, activists and filmmakers are among the luminaries named as this year’s MacArthur fellows. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday announced 25 people will each receive $625,000 over five years to use as they please. The Chicago-based foundation has awarded the “genius grants” every year since 1981 to help further the pursuits...
    NAPA (CBS SF) — Winds howled across the mountains and hills of the North and East Bay early Monday with gusts topping 60 mph on the highest peaks as Red Flag Warning conditions gripped the region and Pacific Gas & Electric prepared to turn off power to hundreds of customers in Wine County as a wildfire precaution. The National Weather...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Due to dry winds and other weather conditions, PG&E has issued public safety power shutoffs to about 7,100 customers in small portions of 10 California counties Monday.In the Bay Area, Napa, and Solano counties will be affected by the PSPS starting at 5 a.m. Monday.RELATED: What to do right now to prep for a planned power...
    Thousands of Bay Area residents woke up without power Sunday morning after a light rain caused outages, mostly in the East Bay. Throughout the Bay Area, 28,900 PG&E customers are impacted, said spokeswoman Deanna Contreras. Of those, 23,800 are in the East Bay. Richmond and El Cerrito were hit the hardest — 19,700 customers there lost power. Castro Valley, Fremont,...
    When an FDA advisory panel agreed Friday that only those 65 and older or otherwise at high risk of severe COVID-19 should get vaccine booster shots to bolster their immunity, Colleen Logan found herself left out of that equation. The 60-year-old Walnut Creek kindergarten teacher worries that working with kids too young for the shots puts her at risk of...
    SAN JOSE — Two decades later, David Lerma holds back tears when he recalls digging through the rubble of the Twin Towers. The 64-year-old retired San Jose Fire captain was one of four department firefighters deployed to New York City the week after 9/11 to search for survivors. For more than two weeks, he spent 12-hour shifts scraping up piles...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- In an all-out effort to get more Americans vaccinated, President Joe Biden announced a strict, multi-step action plan on Thursday.Among the changes, he called for a vaccine mandate for large businesses with 100 or more workers, or weekly tests. These orders would impact about 80 million Americans.Around the Bay Area, ABC7 News found mixed reaction.RELATED: Biden...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — People across the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday were remembering the sinister hue the skies took on the one-year anniversary of the day wildfire smoke turned the sky an apocalyptic shade of orange. Photos: Smoke-Darkened Sky Creates Eerie Glow Over Bay Area One year ago on September 9, 2020, skies over...
    DANVILLE (CBS SF) — While Gov. Gavin Newsom has been spending the final days before the recall election urging a no vote, his opponents remain entrenched in their belief he should be ousted from office. Their reasons are varied, but their commitment is strong. READ MORE: UPDATE: Crossing Guard Fatally Struck, Child Hurt By SUV Outside Lafayette School “I personally...
    San Mateo County, which has the fifth highest median income in the country at $122,600, was hit by a spike in hunger as thousands lost their jobs during the pandemic and signed up for food stamps. In March and April of 2020, when businesses were shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19, 64,500 county residents were out of work, according...
    About 120,000 vaccinated Californians in the San Francisco Bay Area are struggling to prove they were vaccinated after not receiving the proper CDC cards. "Right now it would be too difficult to go back to 120,000 people and redo their cards. People have to understand we're still in the middle of a pandemic, where resources are stretched so thin, we're...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An air quality advisory has been issued for Monday as wildfire smoke continues to drift through the region. The smoke is expected to stay aloft and bring hazy skies but air quality at ground level will be in the good to moderate range, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials said. Pollution levels are not...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's a new chapter in our fight against COVID-19.With the Delta variant surging, both the FDA and CDC have authorized third doses of coronavirus vaccines to be given to those most at risk- specifically those who have compromised immune systems.RELATED: CDC panel votes to recommend booster shot for immunocompromised following FDA authorization"The most common reasons why...
    By now, most Northern California residents know the state is in a severe drought, having received the least amount of precipitation over the past two years than any time since 1976-77. As reservoir levels drop, cities, water districts and private water companies are increasingly putting in place rules limiting water use. Some are already setting monthly water allotments, with surcharges...
    PITTSBURG, Calif. (KGO) -- 62 million credit card holders have had their credit limits slashed or their credit cards closed in just the first four months of this year.This has happened to one out of three credit card holders, according to the online marketplace, Lending Tree. It's all due to the coronavirus.The pandemic has hit so many of us in...
    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced today it is extending an air quality advisory through tomorrow due to smoke from the McFarland, Monument and River Complex fires further north in California.The advisory was first issued earlier this week.RELATED: Bay Area residents advised to keep windows, doors shut through Saturday due to wildfire smokeThe air district says the smoke...
    NAPA, Calif. (KGO) -- When Frank Diaz was hired as at the Watermark in Napa, he expected a typical job doing tech support at a retirement community."I mainly thought it was going to be phone problems, connecting printers, setting up their TVs," recalled Diaz, who was hired during the pandemic.The shutdown in the spring of 2020 was hard on seniors...
    HAMILTON BRANCH — The ring of tight-knit homes nestled between Lake Almanor and the mountain ridge was deserted save for the Turners, their two dogs and a flock of chickens. Across the street, the former assistant fire chief had fled a few days ago, followed by the Edwards family farther down the forested road. Kicking at the fresh chunks of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Bay Area residents are advised to keep their windows and doors shut through Saturday as wildfire smoke continues to plague the area. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Friday it was extending an air quality advisory issued earlier this week until Saturday due to smoke from the McFarland, Monument and River Complex fires...
    Bay Area residents are advised to keep their windows and doors shut through Saturday as wildfire smoke continues to plague the area.The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Friday it was extending an air quality advisory issued earlier this week until Saturday due to smoke from the McFarland, Monument and River Complex fires further north in California.Though residents in...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) — The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s board of directors approved $8.4 million in state funds Wednesday for the Clean Cars for All program, which provides grants to encourage Bay Area residents to turn in their old vehicles for greener transit options. The program seeks to reduce pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions throughout the...
    ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. -- Alameda County would be in the most restrictive tier of the state's former pandemic reopening plan based on the county's current COVID-19 case data, the top county health official said Tuesday.In a briefing to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, county Health Officer Dr. Nicholas Moss said the county's seven-day average number of new cases per...
    Smoke drifting southward from fires raging in the state’s north will likely bring hazy skies to North and East Bay residents to close out the week, prompting authorities to issue an air-quality advisory for Thursday and Friday. Data from meteorologists and other sources led Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials to issue the alert Wednesday due to the River...
    (CNN)A mandate to wear face coverings in indoor public places is back for millions of residents -- even those fully vaccinated -- in the San Francisco Bay Area as the highly contagious Delta variant causes a spike in new Covid-19 cases.Health officers from San Francisco, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo and Sonoma counties and the city of...
    Officials in a large swath of the Bay Area announced Monday that residents will again need to wear masks in indoor public settings regardless of vaccination status amid a surge in COVID-19 cases fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant. The move comes several weeks after Los Angeles County became one of the first in the nation to return...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Citing a rapid rise in COVID delta variant cases, the health directors from seven San Francisco Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley ordered residents living in their jurisdiction Monday to once again wear masks at businesses, restaurants and other indoor public settings. The order goes into effect for residents — both vaccinated and...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Citing a rapid rise in COVID delta variant cases, the health directors from seven San Francisco Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley ordered residents living in their jurisdiction Monday to once again wear masks at businesses, restaurants and other indoor public settings. The order goes into effect for residents — both vaccinated and...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Two Bay Area women just won a prize anyone would dream of.Free flights anywhere in the world, plus a companion -- for a year.United just shared video of the five grand prize winners for the "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes.RELATED: United Airlines will now require new US-based employees to get COVID-19 vaccineAn airline captain jumped on...
    With traditional methods falling far short, Oakland is trying something new to curb homelessness — giving unhoused residents a say. Oakland is the first major Bay Area city to experiment with “co-governed” shelter programs, where residents work with the city and nonprofit service providers to design the setup, write the rules and even help run the sites. The City Council...
    As the delta variant surges across California, more than half of the Golden State’s 58 counties would now qualify for the most-restrictive purple tier under the state’s recently-retired color-coded blueprint for regulating businesses, schools and social gatherings. Thirty-six counties have COVID case rates that top the threshold — triple the number from last week, according to an analysis by the...
    LE CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Four people were killed and four others were hospitalized following a two-vehicle collision late Sunday in south central Minnesota. According to sheriff’s officials, seven people from California were in a Ford Expedition that collided with a pickup truck in Le Sueur County at an intersection in Sharon Township about 11:30 p.m. Le Sueur County Sheriff...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — On Sunday, the nation’s top doctor said he’s “worried” about the trajectory of the pandemic in the United States as the highly-transmissible Delta variant tears through the country. “I am worried about what is to come, because we are seeing increasing cases among the unvaccinated, in particular,” said U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. READ...