BART Board Approves Expanded Use of License Plate ReadersThere will soon be more automated license plate readers in BART parking lots. On Thursday, the board voted to expand the camera program at a cost of $2.5 million. reports Katie Nielsen. (14-04-22)

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billionProclaiming that Twitter must be “transformed”, activist investor Elon Musk has offered to buy the San Francisco-based social media giant for more than $43 billion. reports Sara Donchey. (14-04-22)

Wine country businesses hit by wave of ADA compliance lawsuitsNapa wineries have faced severe drought conditions for years, but are now facing something unexpected via the legal system: a series of lawsuits against the ADA. Reports by Kenny Choi. (14-04-22)

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First weather alert on Thursday eveningA little more rain and then a brief dry spell before the next storm arrives – that’s the prediction of chief meteorologist Paul Heggen. (14-04-22)

South Bay Flood Mitigation Project Opens in San JoseThursday’s groundbreaking ceremony in Alviso marked the start of construction of the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline project aimed at reducing the risk of flooding in the South Bay. Kiet Do reports. (14-04-22)

San Francisco sheriff teams up with military to recruit new deputiesThe San Francisco County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with the U.S. military to find more qualified candidates. reports Shawn Chitnis. (14-04-22)

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billionProclaiming that Twitter must be “transformed”, activist investor Elon Musk has offered to buy the San Francisco-based social media giant for more than $43 billion. Reports by Max Darrow. (14-04-22)

Bay Area Jewish Volunteer Group Organizes Ukraine Aid EffortsUnited Hatzalah volunteers in the Bay Area are working to send hundreds of people on the ground to the Ukrainian border to help those fleeing Russian aggression. Reed Cowan reports. (14-04-22)

Man Convicted of Brutal 2014 Mission District Murder of SFLuis Gutierrez, 29, was convicted of first-degree murder for the 2014 murder of Ronnie Goodman Jr. Juliette Goodrich reports. (14-04-22)

North Bay officials hail rain but say fire season has begunWhat does a few rainy days mean after another dry winter? As for dryness, not much. Wilson Walker reports. (14-04-22)

Oakland police melt down seized guns to make garden toolsIn a program called “Guns to Gardens,” the Oakland Police Department is melting down firearms used in homicides and other violent crimes to create something that could help build better neighborhoods. Video report by Alex Montano. (14-04-22)

San Jose mall shooting suspects arrestedSan Jose police arrested three men wanted in connection with an Oakridge mall shooting last December. reports Len Ramirez. (14-04-22)

Oakland Zoo heron rescue team resumes patrols near Lake MerrittThe Oakland Zoo’s Heron Rescue Team has resumed patrols for the first time since the pandemic, in an effort to protect the baby birds, which have taken up residence near Lake Merritt. Reporting by Ryan Yamamoto. (04/13/22)

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COVID concerns weigh on Easter gathering plansEaster is right around the corner and with COVID cases on the rise in some parts of the country, you might be wondering how safe it is to gather. Jocelyn Moran has raised this concern with health experts.

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter, says social media giant needs to be ‘transformed’Proclaiming that Twitter must be “transformed”, activist investor Elon Musk has offered to buy the San Francisco-based social media giant for more than $43 billion, just days after the Tesla CEO said that he would no longer join the company’s board of directors. reports Anne Makovec.

San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital Loses Medicaid and Medicare FundingLaguna Honda Hospital is now excluded from Medicaid and Medicare participation after a recent investigation revealed issues with hygiene and effective infection prevention.

Breaking news in politics with KCBS Doug SovernKPIX 5’s Anne Makovec talks California politics with KCBS radio political reporter Doug Sovern – SF’s redistricting battle, reparations task force and a Newsom challenger in November

COVID Easter: How safe are Easter gatherings this year?As Easter weekend approaches, Bay Area residents wonder if it’s safe to attend large gatherings

Salinas Fire Update: Firefighters Forced to Retreat; Massive fire engulfs Salinas food processing plantA massive 4-alarm fire broke out at the Taylor Farms food processing plant in Salinas late Wednesday night, prompting the evacuation of surrounding neighborhoods.

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