High demand = long line at Hayward’s COVID test siteResidents of East Bay waited hours for their chance to take a COVID test on Friday. Kiet Do reports. (1-7-22)
Omicron Impacts Staffing and Service at Bay Area Transit AgenciesBay area transit agencies are struggling to recruit staff as the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to impact service. Shawn Chitnis reports. (1-7-22)
Oakland Teacher Sickout closes 12 schoolsA sick teacher in Oakland on Friday forced the district to close a dozen schools. Da Lin reports. (1-7-22)
Pleasanton begins dismantling downtown Parklet sheltersPleasanton is telling downtown businesses to cut the remaining parks and outdoor facilities, putting a number of business owners in dire straits. Report by Juliette Goodrich. (1-7-22)
Supply chain crisis cuts furniture supply as demand soarsDemand for furniture peaks at a time when deliveries are late. Len Ramirez reports. (1-7-22)
Health Experts Predict Omicron Peak, Drop In WeeksAs businesses suffer and many schools are closed again, health experts are asking the public to hang on for about a month. Wilson Walker reports. (1-7-22)
Precise Friday night forecastChief Meteorologist Paul Heggen has the Bay Area weekend forecast. (1-7-22)
3 sentenced to life in prison for murder of ArberyThree men who pursued and killed Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life in prison. (1-7-22)
Omicron fear pushes too many mild cases in emergency roomsA wave of omicron cases is now flooding Bay Area hospitals. Andria Borba spoke to an emergency room nurse who said many patients she was seeing should have stayed home. (1-7-22)
BBB warns of COVID-19 test scamsAlma Galvan of the Better Business Bureau of Northeast California speaks on increase in fraudulent tests, vaccines and treatments for coronavirus as the number of COVID-19 cases rises and the demand for testing increases
Oakland College student takes on challenges on the road to successMost Students Rising Above Fellows build their success through hard work and determination, and Malia Johnson does and so much more.
Oaktown Jazz presents musical heritage to young peopleJazz music offers a rich heritage that transcends generations and plays a key role in contemporary culture. Justin Andrews introduces us to an Oakland nonprofit that uses music to help shape the lives of young people.
Hollywood legend Sidney Poitier has died at 94Hollywood mourns the death of legendary actor Sidney Poitier at the age of 94 … one of the last remaining stars of the golden age of acting. Journalist Michael George has more on his career breaking racial barriers on the big screen.
Friday afternoon weather forecast with Darren Peck1/7/22
Back to school plans amid COVID-19 outbreakKPIX 5’s Len Kiese speaks with Dr. Arnab Mukherjea, chairman of the East Bay Chair of Public Health at California State University, about going back to school amid the COVID outbreak, and of her advice to parents and students struggling with return-to-class anxiety
Oakland Teacher Sickout calling for increased security against COVID shuts 12 schoolsJocelyn Moran reports on impact of Oakland teachers’ illness calling for more OUSD COVID safety measures (1-7-2022)
PIX nowKPIX 5 Friday Noon News Update
Schools closed: West Contra Costa school closings, COVID testing efforts elicit mixed reactionThe West Contra Costa Unified School District will close on Friday and Monday due to continuing outbreaks of COVID-19.
School absence: Oakland Unified School District warns of potential absence of some teachersThe Oakland Unified School District warned parents some teachers could stage what they described as an “illegal disease” on Friday.
Liam’s List January 7: “Glow” at SF Exploratorium; Bottlerock 2022 tickets; New music from Elton JohnKCBS reporter Liam Mayclem provides KPIX 5 users with a weekly list of weekend tips for Bay Area entertainment, music, movies and online entertainment.
Today’s forecast: the latest forecast from the KPIX 5 weather teamShowers on Friday
Breeder killed: Breeder killed by a bull in the rural county of Contra CostaBull was euthanized by sheriff’s deputies after allegedly killing a rancher in a pasture in rural Contra Costa County