Former president Donald Trump invoked his fifth amendment right today in lieu of answering questions in his New York Deposition today, reportedly repeating the phrase "same answer" for hours of questioning. This left many wondering what exactly this means for the case against Trump and for his potential political motivations. For more on this, KCBS Radio news anchors Patti Reising and Bret Burkhart are joined by Joseph Moreno, former federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice.
Desalination plants are usually found in coastal countries in the Middle East where drinking water is more valuable than oil. But as KCBS Radio's Matt Bigler reports this is the first time such a plant is being built in the Bay Area, to help one city combat the drought.
A California District Court found Walgreens liable for its part in the opioid epidemic. The lawsuit was filed by the City of San Francisco against the pharmacy and other industry players. KCBS Radio reporter David Welch has more.
Safe and supervised consumption of potentially deadly drugs, It's an approach that many in the U.S. consider radical, but it's working around the world. Here's KCBS Radio's Jim Taylor with more.
This morning President Biden signed the PACT Act, a bill that will expand health care for Veterans exposed to toxic burn pits and has been called by White House officials the most significant expansion of veteran benefits in over 30 years. For more, KCBS Radio news anchor Liz Saint John spoke with Michael Blecker, executive director of Swords to Plowshares, a Bay Area-based nonprofit dedicated to helping veterans.
Libraries throughout the Bay Area are going through a staffing shortage. It's no different in Contra Costa County, where hiring can't keep up with the usual library demand. KCBS Radio's David Welch has more.
New Kaiser Permanente research on air pollution in Oakland found that traffic-related pollution leads to negative impacts on health and finances, as poor health from bad air, in turn, impacts how often you have to see a doctor. For more, KCBS Radio news anchor Liz Saint John spoke with Mary Prunicki, Director of Air Pollution and Health Research at Stanford's Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research.
School is starting again, and that means it's time to think about COVID-19 in the classroom. To answer your questions, KCBS Radio news anchors Melissa Culross and Eric Thomas spoke with Dr. George Rutherford Director of Prevention and Public Health Group at UCSF. If you have a question you would like answered on a future episode of Ask An Expert, please email us at: AskUs@KCBSRadio.com.
There will be smokey skies in Santa Rosa again today as firefighters train for a second day of peak fire season. As KCBS Radio’s Megan Goldsby reminds us in this report, the worst months are still ahead of us.
You may once again be seeing the hashtag #deletefacebook on your news feed. This is after the social media giant handed over private messages to out-of-state police investigating an abortion case. KCBS Radio's Matt Bigler joins us from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park with the story.
Gasoline prices are on the way down, although they're still significantly higher than they were one year ago. Triple A reports the average price for a gallon of regular fuel in California is $5.39 KCBS Radio's Jeffrey Schaub is at a Mill Valley ARCO station, where prices are even better than that, but still not low enough to make drivers happy.
A group of more than 30 California farm workers is on a nearly month-long march through the Central Valley to call attention to a bill they hope Governor Newsom will sign. KCBS Radio’s Megan Goldsby reports he vetoed a similar bill last year.
The national gas price average is back down to just about $4 a gallon, and although California's average remains higher, it's down about a dollar from its highest peak in June. For more, KCBS Radio news anchors Melissa Culross and Eric Thomas spoke with UC Berkeley professor and energy economist Severin Borenstein.
A nearly half-century-old Sebastopol musical instrument sales and repair shop and community gathering spot - is set to close its doors for good, in what is once again a case of an iconic Bay Area business being done in by online competition. But as KCBS Radio's Jeffrey Schaub reports, "Peoples Music" isn’t going away altogether.
SamTrans, which offers bus service in San Mateo County and to portions of San Francisco and Palo Alto, is FREE to ride through August 20th. KCBS’s Margie Shafer reports it's part of a program called "Reimagine SamTrans."
Former President Trump is facing questioning today in New York in a civil fraud probe about whether his company manipulated asset valuations to get better loans, insurance terms, and tax breaks. This is happening just days after his Mar-a-Lago residence was searched by FBI agents investigating whether Trump took classified documents from the White House. For more on what to expect, KCBS Radio news anchors Melissa Culross and Eric Thomas spoke with KCBS Political Analyst Marc Sandalow.
Four states held primary elections yesterday, Connecticut, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, and Democratic voters had a big showing at the polls, similar to the Nebraska election several weeks ago. For more, KCBS Radio news anchors Melissa Culross and Eric Thomas spoke with CBS correspondent Bob Costa.
The FDA has issued an emergency order, changing up how monkeypox doses are administered. As KCBS Radio news reporter Holly Quan tells us, it's an attempt to stretch out supply.
The Emmy Award Ceremony takes place next month, and today, NBC and the Television Academy are announcing that Saturday Night Live Star Kenan Thompson will be hosting the broadcast. Kenan is well-respected for his decades tenure at SNL and is expected to bring a comic turn to the event. For a closer look, KCBS Radio news anchors Patti Reising and Bret Burkhart spoke with Mike Schneider, Senior Editor for Variety Magazine.
Children in California, born on or after July 1st of this year, are eligible for a savings account to start them on the road to affording a college education. The state-funded program is dubbed, "Cal Kids" and will provide up to $100 for newborns and as much as $1,500 for low income students. For more on the program and what needs to be done to get the money, KCBS Radio news anchors Patti Reising and Bret Burkhart spoke with Kathleen Pender, Bay Area Freelancer who has written a story about this in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Congress may soon get a look at former President Trump's tax returns. A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. ruled today that the House Ways Committee Chairman has the authority to request the former president's returns. For a closer look, KCBS Radio news anchors Patti Reising and Bret Burkhart spoke with Renato Mariotti, Former Federal Prosecutor and Partner with the Chicago Law Firm, Thompson Coburn.
A renowned bookstore in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose is being put up for sale. But KCBS Radio news reporter Margie Shafer says it will only be sold to someone who will ensure the bookstore remains a corner stone of the community.
You've always wanted to take a luxury cruise, but you really don't want to leave home. How about eight days exploring Bay Area waterways? Here's KCBS Radio news reporter Jim Taylor with more.
Emergency vouchers for housing issued during the pandemic have helped somewhat to ease the housing crunch, but as KCBS Radio news reporter Jennifer Hodges explains, there is still plenty of people on the waiting list.
As schools get ready to re-open as early as this week in Sonoma County, community health leaders are asking parents of small children to make sure they receive the MMR or measles, mumps and rubella vaccines. KCBS Radio news reporter Jeffrey Schaub explains that some parents are abstaining, even though it’s a state requirement.
A Sunnyvale Detective just solved the 1982 murder of a 15-year-old Palo Alto girl. DNA evidence, along with modern science, played a big role. KCBS Radio news reporter David Welch has more.
The book about former President Trump's staff discovering he flushed important documents down the toilet is coming out in the fall. "Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America" will be on bookshelves October 4th. Author and New York Times White House Correspondent, Maggie Haberman spoke with KCBS Radio news anchors Patti Reising and Bret Burkhart to talk about it all.
East Bay Police have shut down a recycling business they say was a major buyer of stolen catalytic converters. KCBS Radio news reporter Matt Bigler has the story.