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San Francisco city leaders vote unanimously to ban plastic straws, single-use foodware

San Francisco city leaders vote unanimously to ban plastic straws, single-use foodware

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutSan Francisco's board of supervisors voted unanimously to join cities such as Vancouver, Berkeley and Seattle in banning plastic straws.The legislation proposed by Supervisor Katy Tang not only includes the elimination of plastic straws, but many non-recyclable plastic items like coffee stirrers. It also includes language that would make San Francisco the first city in the country to ban fluorinated chemicals in food containers. Because San Francisco uses 1-million plastic straws a day, the issue took center stage.RELATED: "I wanted to start with legislation to...

July 26, 2018
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3 earthquakes strike South Bay in less than an hour on Monday afternoon

3 earthquakes strike South Bay in less than an hour on Monday afternoon

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out MILPITAS, Calif. (KGO) -- A 3.3 magnitude earthquake struck 10 miles northeast of Milpitas on Monday afternoon.The earthquake struck at about 1:27 p.m. and had a depth of 4.2 km, USGS reports. Two more quakes followed shortly after in the South Bay.RELATED: Around 1:29 p.m. USGS recorded a 2.9 magnitude quake near Milpitas and at 1:43 p.m., a 2.6 quake was recorded west of Saratoga.There are no reports of damages or injuries at this time.See more information on the recent earthquakes on .RELATED STORIES & VIDEOS:Related topics:Copyright © 2020 KGO-TV. All Rights...

August 18, 2020
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San Francisco has been in COVID-19 'red zone' for 7 weeks, health director says

San Francisco has been in COVID-19 'red zone' for 7 weeks, health director says

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy Alix Martichoux and Melanie Woodrow SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The crisis in San Francisco is far from over, Mayor London Breed emphasized in a press conference Tuesday.As of Tuesday, San Francisco had 7,692 confirmed coronavirus cases and 67 related deaths. Hospitalizations have dipped slightly since last week, with 88 people currently being treated for the virus.RELATED: "We see the numbers declining, but that doesn't mean we don't have several people every day testing positive for the virus," said Mayor Breed.Every day, the city has seen at least 50 new...

August 12, 2020
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1 killed, several hurt after police pursuit for robbery suspect ends in crash in San Francisco

1 killed, several hurt after police pursuit for robbery suspect ends in crash in San Francisco

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy Kris Reyes SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- One person has died and several are injured after a police chase for a robbery suspect ended in a fatal crash in San Francisco on Saturday night, officials say.The crash happened at the intersection of Geneva and Prague near the Crocker-Amazon Playground just before 8 p.m.Officer Robert Rueca with the San Francisco Police Department said the vehicle involved in the crash was being pursued by officers, wanted for armed robbery. The chase started downtown and police later lost the vehicle.Afterward, police got a call of a...

August 16, 2020
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DOJ accuses Yale University of discriminating against Asian, white applicants

DOJ accuses Yale University of discriminating against Asian, white applicants

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutThe two-year investigation concluded that Yale "rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race."By Michael Balsamo WASHINGTON -- A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday.The findings detailed in a letter to the college's attorneys Thursday mark the latest action by the Trump administration aimed at rooting out discrimination in the college application process, following...

August 14, 2020
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New touch-free crosswalk signals installed at San Jose intersections amid pandemic

New touch-free crosswalk signals installed at San Jose intersections amid pandemic

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Touch-free crosswalk signals have been installed at several intersections in San Jose.ABC7 was at South Bascom Avenue and Renova Drive Wednesday afternoon where a tech operator was busy replacing them.The new devices give people the option of waving their hand to trigger the walk signal instead of pressing a button.RELATED: This means fewer germs are spread through touch.Santa Clara County chose 25 of the busiest expressway intersections to have them installed.VIDEO: Cleanliness may provide 'false hope' when combating COVID-19, doctor...

August 13, 2020
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PG&E says power outages possible through Wednesday after Cal ISO issues Flex Alert

PG&E says power outages possible through Wednesday after Cal ISO issues Flex Alert

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) says customers need to be prepared for rolling blackouts through Wednesday evening due to the heat wave that is still gripping much of California.The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) issued a flex alert on Sunday, asking people to conserve electricity each day from 3 p.m. through 10 p.m., when temperatures remain high and solar production is failing due to the sun setting.Cal ISO said the record-breaking heat is causing a strain on supplies.The ISO issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for...

August 17, 2020
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3 Oakland zip codes have worse COVID-19 case rates than Florida and Georgia

3 Oakland zip codes have worse COVID-19 case rates than Florida and Georgia

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutThe hardest hit zip codes span Fruitvale and East OaklandBy Alix Martichoux SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Three Oakland zip codes have rates of infection higher than two of the hardest hit states in the country, Georgia and Florida, and nearly as bad as the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, New York City.WATCH LIST: The three zip codes, 94601, 94621 and 94603, span Fruitvale and East Oakland. There are between 2,472 and 2,594 confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in each zip code, .In Florida, the state with most coronavirus cases per capita, that number is...

August 11, 2020
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Gov. Newsom says 'no money in the piggy bank' to fund Trump's $400 weekly unemployment order

Gov. Newsom says 'no money in the piggy bank' to fund Trump's $400 weekly unemployment order

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutGovernor's briefing comes after data glitch, California public health director's abrupt resignationBy Alix Martichoux SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California is strapped for cash and Gov. made that point clear at the top of his press conference Monday on the pandemic.EDD QUESTIONS: Saturday that extends additional unemployment payments of up to $400 a week to help cushion the economic fallout of the pandemic. But under Trump's plan, the $400 a week requires a state to commit to providing $100.Coming up with 25% of the funding would require significant cuts elsewhere,...

August 11, 2020
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Wildfire burning in San Mateo, Santa Cruz counties prompts evacuations

Wildfire burning in San Mateo, Santa Cruz counties prompts evacuations

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out LA HONDA, Calif. (KGO) -- A fire spread Tuesday west of Skyline Boulevard in San Mateo County and into Santa Cruz County in an area where 200 to 300 people live.According to CAL FIRE, multiple lightning strikes caused fires across the area with the largest fires burning in the Butano Creek drainage.The fires have burned a total of 7,500 acres, are 0% contained and are threatening a total of 1,200 structures.CAL FIRE says two first responders have been hurt but the extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.An evacuation center has been setup at Pescadero...

August 19, 2020
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