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Coroner calls death of Mario Gonzalez a homicide in clash with policeA coroner’s report concluded that the death in April of Mario Gonzalez following an encounter with police officers from Alameda is technically a homicide. Kiet Do explains. (12-10-21)

Walnut Creek is strengthening the police presence downtown, but are shoppers feeling safer?KPIX 5’s Juliette Goodrich spoke to shoppers in downtown Walnut Creek to find out if they think the city’s enhanced security is working. (12-10-21)

Omicron launches Curveball to return to corporate office plansMany businesses in San Francisco expected January to be the month they saw their employees return to the office. Omicron could cancel this plan. Max Darrow reports. (12-10-21)

Pandemic-induced golf resurgence leaves future of San Jose Muni courses uncertainIn 2020 and 2021, the 4 courses owned by the city of San Jose saw a sharp increase in the number of laps played. But, when the pandemic ends, city planners are wondering if golfers will stay. Len Ramirez reports. (12-10-21)

Food for Bay Area Families: Blackberry DonationBlackberry donates $ 35,000 to the Contra Costa and Solano Food Bank. (12-10-21)

Retailers push Congress to limit online sales of stolen itemsRetailers are leading their fight against mass shoplifting in the halls of Congress. Reports by Andria Borba. (12-10-21)

Precise Friday night forecastExpect another dry day before an atmospheric river storm system hits the Bay Area. Paul Heggen has the exact forecast. (12-10-21)

Approaching wet storm promises relief but drought won’t endAs a system of atmospheric river storms approach, it is hoped that the season will be closer to normal than initially feared. Paul Heggen and Wilson Walker team cover. (12-10-21)

Omicron case reported in South BayAnother case of omicron in the Bay Area has been identified in a person who had yet to receive a booster. Health officials say it’s a warning that one or two doses of the vaccine is not enough. Shawn Chitnis reports. (12-10-21)

Students who rise: Ruiz ArvizoThe holidays can be a challenge for those struggling with weight. Diego Ruiz Arvizo is no exception, but he’s now using his own weight loss journey to inspire others. (12-10-21)

Liam’s List December 10: Films, Metallica and Holiday MagicKCBS reporter Liam Mayclem provides KPIX 5 users with a weekly list of weekend tips for Bay Area entertainment, music, movies and online entertainment.

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Law Challenge, Leaves Ban In PlaceAnne Makovec reports on Supreme Court decision on controversial Texas abortion law (12-10-2021)

San Francisco Boy Scouts Raise 14,500 Pounds of Food for San Francisco-Marin Food BankTony Verreos, Boy Scouts of San Francisco Cody Jang, San Francisco-Marin-Food Bank

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1st case of COVID Omicron variant confirmed in Santa Clara CountyJocelyn Moran reports South Bay health official confirms first case of COVID with Omicron variant in Santa Clara County (12-10-2021)

Raw Video: Dr Sara Cody Talks About First Omicron Variant Case In Santa Clara CountySanta Clara County health official Dr Sara Cody announced on Friday that the new omicron variant of COVID-19 had been found in a county resident. (10/12/21)

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Holiday lights bring happiness to East BayA house of Hercules has been decorated with a holiday display that attracts almost as many smiles as it does electricity. Katie Nielsen reports. (12-9-21)

Beloved security guard Kevin Nishita is laid to restFamily, friends and former colleagues from several Bay Area police departments gathered Thursday morning to remember Kevin Nishita. Maria Cid Medina reports from San José. (12-9-21)

Restaurant owners across the country seek financial help from CongressMore than 3,000 restaurants across the country on Thursday approved a letter asking Congress for additional financial assistance to help them recover from losses from the pandemic and stay open. Kenny Choi reports. (12-9-21)

Alameda County imposes water restrictionsThe Alameda County Water District officially declared a water shortage emergency Thursday evening and new restrictions are in place, effective immediately. Andrea Nakano reports. (12-9-21)