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Stanford Communications Network Pulls Double-Duty As Quake Detection SystemA web of fiber optic cables under the Stanford campus is doing much more than just transferring data. As KPIX 5's Len Ramirez reports, it is now acting as an earthquake early-warning system. (10-20-17)
Some Bay Area Whole Foods Locations Targeted By HackersWhole Foods is warning customers of several Bay Area locations that they could be victims of a credit card breach involving the chain. Jessica Flores reports. (10/6/17)
AAA Study Finds Drivers Increasingly Distracted By Dashboard TechA new study by AAA finds drivers have become increasingly distracted by infotainment systems in dashboards, which have become much more sophisticated over the years. Jessica Flores reports. (10/5/17)
New App Tracks Local Crime in Real TimeA smartphone app designed to track crimes as they happen just got a $12 million influx of investor cash. It’s now launched service in San Francisco but not everyone thinks this is a good idea. Katie Nielsen reports. (9-29-17)
Actress Eva Longoria Talks Tech Diversity in San FranciscoOne of the most famous "housewives" in America was in the Bay Area Thursday, talking tech. Specifically, how to get more Latino women into lucrative, high-tech jobs. Betty Yu reports. (9-28-17)
SFPD: Uber, Lyft Drivers To Blame For Many Downtown Traffic ViolationsA new report finds drivers of popular ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft are to blame for nearly two-thirds of traffic violations in Downtown San Francisco. Anne Makovec reports. (9/26/17)

Cell Phones

New App Tracks Local Crime in Real TimeA smartphone app designed to track crimes as they happen just got a $12 million influx of investor cash. It’s now launched service in San Francisco but not everyone thinks this is a good idea. Katie Nielsen reports. (9-29-17)
Card Controls Let You Control Credit Card Security With Your CellphoneA Bay Area company says the key to keeping hackers away from your credit card information may be your cellphone. Kiet Do reports. (9/20/17)
Apple Expected To Unveil An iPhone X With $1,000 Price TagApple will open the spaceship campus for some big announcements and possibly an expensive new iphone. Sharon Chin reports. (9/11/17)

Local Community

Berkeley Landmark Business Shuts Its DoorsThe Wooden Duck, a custom furniture shop just east of I-80 near University Ave in Berkeley, can't keep up with a changing Bay Area economy -- and cost of living. John Ramos reports. (10-20-17)
FEMA Vows To Help Northern California Fire VictimsWhile FEMA is promising to provide support to wildfire victims, it is also working disasters across 20 states. Joe Vazquez reports.
North Bay Residents Frustrated Over Mixed Messages On EvacuationsEvacuees in shelters expressed a range of emotions Saturday night at a community meeting in Santa Rosa. Janine Marsden's family was told they were safe then, minutes later, were driving through flames in a frantic escape. Jackie Ward reports. (10-14-17)

Crime

State Legislators Launch Investigation into Alleged Sexual Harassment of a LobbyistThe search is on for the legislator who allegedly attacked a lobbyist, Pamela Lopez, two years ago. Melissa Caen reports. (10-20-17)
Focus on Start of Bear Fire Turns to Chop Shop in Santa Cruz MountainsNew clues are surfacing about the possible cause of the Bear Fire that's burning in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Devin Fehely reports. (10-20-17)
Suspect Arraigned for SFPD Bicycle Officer Hit-and-RunThe 50-year-old suspect is facing serious charges, including attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon on an officer. Andria Borba reports. (10-20-17)

Local News

Stanford Communications Network Pulls Double-Duty As Quake Detection SystemA web of fiber optic cables under the Stanford campus is doing much more than just transferring data. As KPIX 5's Len Ramirez reports, it is now acting as an earthquake early-warning system. (10-20-17)
Wildfire Evacuee Family Welcomes New Member Born in Their Napa HotelA husband and wife who fled the firestorm in Napa County ended up having their baby in a hotel. Katie Nielsen reports. (10-20-17)
High Cost of Housing Contributes to Bay Area Jobs LossExperts on the Bay Area economy are waving a warning flag, after employers cut thousands of jobs for a second straight month. Maria Medina reports. (10-20-17)

KPIXTV

Wildfire Evacuee Family Welcomes New Member Born in Their Napa HotelA husband and wife who fled the firestorm in Napa County ended up having their baby in a hotel. Katie Nielsen reports. (10-20-17)
High Cost of Housing Contributes to Bay Area Jobs LossExperts on the Bay Area economy are waving a warning flag, after employers cut thousands of jobs for a second straight month. Maria Medina reports. (10-20-17)
A Family's Heart-Wrenching Story of Death and Survival from North Bay WildfiresThree members of one family, severely burned in the Redwood Valley fire and recovering in intensive care, don't yet know that a fourth member of the family has died. Emily Turner reports. (10-20-17)

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