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Donald Trump invokes fifth amendment right during New York Deposition

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. 

4m
Aug 10
Antioch's water desalination plant will provide around 6 million gallons of drinkable water

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.   

1m
Aug 10
Federal court finds pharmacy giant liable in SF opioid epidemic

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.      

1m
Aug 10
State lawmaker pushes for safe drug consumption sites to curb overdose deaths

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.

1m
Aug 10
Veteran’s health care gets a big expansion as Biden signs off on the PACT Act

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. 

4m
Aug 10
Contra Costa libraries struggle to fill job vacancies

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.

1m
Aug 10
How air pollution from heavy traffic is impacting Oakland residents

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.

3m
Aug 10
Tips to stop the spread of deadly Avian Influenza

If you want to help stop the spread of the deadly Avian Influenza, take down your bird feeder. KCBS Radio's Jim Taylor has the details on a nationwide outbreak reaching the Bay Area.

1m
Aug 10
Preparing kids for a return to school at this stage of the pandemic

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.

11m
Aug 10
Fire fighting training drills bring smoky skies to Sonoma County

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.  

1m
Aug 10
Facebook cooperates with out-of-state police investigating an illegal abortion

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.  

1m
Aug 10
California gas prices down, but still high compared to national average

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.  

1m
Aug 10
Farm workers take on 335-mile march urging Gov. Newsom to sign Voting Choice bill

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.

1m
Aug 10
National gas price average down from its highest peak in June

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. 

3m
Aug 10
Sebastopol music store set to close its Main Street doors for good

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.  

1m
Aug 10
‘Reimagine SamTrans’ program offering free bus rides through Aug.20th

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."  

1m
Aug 10
Trump set to face questioning in a New York civil fraud probe today

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.

4m
Aug 10
Democratic voters show ‘surge of energy’ in yesterday’s primary elections

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.

4m
Aug 10
FDA proses new monkeypox vaccine method to prolong scarce supply

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.

1m
Aug 10
Kenan Thompson announced Emmys host for next month's ceremony

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.

3m
Aug 10
'Cal Kids' program starts college savings accounts for next generation

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.

4m
Aug 10
Appeals court rules Congress has authority to demand Trump's tax returns

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.

3m
Aug 09
Owners pass the torch on community anchor Hicklebee's Children's Books

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.

1m
Aug 09
New small cruise option offers Bay Area waterway travel

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.

1m
Aug 09
Emergency housing vouchers aid many, but waitlist is still overwhelmed

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.

1m
Aug 09
Some parents refuse to vaccinate children, others struggle with accessibility

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.

1m
Aug 09
Modern DNA technology solves 1982 murder of Palo Alto teen girl

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.

1m
Aug 09
Author of book about Trump's document flushing discusses legal context

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.

6m
Aug 09
Business that knowingly purchased stolen catalytic convertors shuts down

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.

1m
Aug 09
T-Mobile is offering up new home internet options

T-Mobile is expanding its home internet service, making it available to more people. But there's a catch.  For more, KCBS Radio news anchor Holly Quan spoke with CNet Editor at Large Ian Sherr.

3m
Aug 09