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Anthem Blue Cross Donates $ 85,000 to Alameda County Community Food BankJanet Paine, Program Director, Anthem Blue Cross Regi Young, Executive Director, Alameda County Community Food Bank kpix.com/give

SFPD reports significant drop in crime since increased deployment in Union SquareJocelyn Moran reports that San Francisco Police are touting a drop in crime in Union Square since increased deployment after high-end retail thefts (12-9-2021)

Final farewell to beloved ex-policeman and security guard Kevin NishitaJustin Andrews reports on the public memorial held for former police officer and security guard Kevin Nishita, who died protecting a media team in Oakland (12-9-2021)

COVID: United States reaches 60% full vaccination level but concern remains for delta and omicron variantsUS reaches 60% full vaccination level, but concern continues for delta and omicron variants

Kevin Nishita Memorial: Hundreds to gather for Kevin Nishita Memorial ServiceFamily, friends and former colleagues will come together to remember Kevin Nishita, a beloved security guard who was killed while protecting a media team.

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Experts say real Christmas trees have a positive impact on healthIn the old question of whether to buy a real or a fake Christmas tree for the holidays, experts say the choice could impact mental health. Kenny Choi reports. (12/8/21)

COVID: UC expert encouraged by Pfizer data on recall shots against OmicronAs the Omciron variant of COVID-19 spreads, an expert from UC Berkeley told KPIX 5 he was encouraged by Pfizer’s data on the effectiveness of booster shots against the variant. Katie Nielsen reports. (12/8/21)

Foster City’s new mayor makes historyFoster City has just made history after city council unanimously appointed a minority woman as mayor for the first time in the community’s 50-year history. Reports by Maria Cid Medina. (12/8/21)

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Oakland business owners struggle to recover from pandemic amid spike in crimeWilson Walker Reports Oakland Business Owners Hope Increased Police Staffing Will Reduce Widespread Retail Crime (12-8-2021)

Half Moon Bay businesses complain about traffic problems caused by PG&E workKiet Do reports on construction of PG&E along Highway 92, causing massive traffic back-ups in Half Moon Bay (12-8-2021)

Affordable home available in Mountain View Mobile Home ParkJohn Ramos reports the real estate case which has just seen its price drop in Mountain View (12-8-2021)

Group pushes California to become abortion sanctuary if Roe Vs. Wade is toppledAs the Supreme Court considers a case that could overturn the Roe v Wade decision legalizing abortion, one group is urging the state to become a sanctuary for women from other states seeking the procedure. Reports by Andria Borba. (12/8/21)

Jefferson Award Winner: Capt Herman BarahonaThis week’s Jefferson Award winner is a fire captain who leads the way in ensuring that no child in central San Mateo County is left behind when it comes to holiday gifts this season . Sharon Chin reports. (12/8/21)

Legal Analysis: Retired Judge LaDoris Cordell considers Scott Peterson’s convictionRetired Superior Court Judge LaDoris Cordell rules on Scott Peterson’s new conviction (12-8-2021)

Instagram Head faces tough questions from Senators amid anger over possible harm to young usersInstagram CEO Adam Mosseri has been called to testify before a U.S. Senate panel and faced some heated questions about the app and its potential negative impact on young users. Michael George reports. (12/8/21)

Maxim Integrated Donates Over $ 172,000 to Silicon Valley Second HarvestVivek Jain, Vice President / Maxim Integrated Cat Cvengros / Silicon Valley Second Harvest (8/12/21)

Prosecution and defense rest in Holmes trialLen Ramirez reports on the end of the testimony phase of Elizabeth Holmes’ trial and the scheduled start of jury deliberations. (12/8/2021)

Weather reportPaul Heggen reports the coming rain in the Bay Area weather forecast. (12/8/2021)

New data shows Pfizer’s COVID vaccine effective against Omicron variantNatalie Brand reports new data on the effectiveness of Pfizer COVID vaccine (12-8-2021)