Fifth & Mission

The flagship news podcast of the San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco City Hall columnist Heather Knight and director of news Demian Bulwa discuss the biggest stories of the day with Chronicle journalists and newsmakers from around the Bay Area. | Get full digital access to the Chronicle: sfchronicle.com/pod

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1
Derek Chauvin Guilty: Now What?
Activists Melina Abdullah and Akil Riley, Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer and police reform expert Alex Vitale talk about where America goes from here following the conviction of the ex-cop who killed George Floyd in Minneapolis.
26 min
2
Making Muni Faster
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is trying to add HOV lanes to highways in the city, but some residents are fighting back. Reporter Ricardo Cano explains why the SFMTA seems to be at the center of so many pandemic squabbles.
16 min
3
Oscar Grant’s Mom Is Right
With Daunte Wright the latest in a long string of Black men dying at the hands of police, Wanda Johnson says it's past time for the country to get armed cops out of traffic stops. Columnist Justin Phillips agrees.
13 min
4
Racism in the Bay Area Food Industry
Anti-Asian attacks and rhetoric are rising, and they're impacting Asian food workers who have to interact with the public in a big way
12 min
5
Different Pandemics for Different Neighborhoods
Not every part of San Francisco has been equally fortunate. Reporter Susie Neilson talks about the Chronicle's analysis of Covid-19 cases by neighborhood. Plus: Trisha Thadani on the’s city’s efforts to vaccinate its hardest-hit communities.
14 min
6
Johnson & Johnson Suspension: How Bad Is It?
The pause on one of the country's three vaccines comes at a bad time as everyone 16 and up becomes eligible for shots this week in California. Reporter Erin Allday talks about why it happened and what it means for the race to herd immunity.
19 min
7
What the First Day of School Looked Like in S.F.
Education reporter Jill Tucker takes you behind the scenes of the first day back in school in San Francisco. The district, which was among the last big public systems in the country to bring students back, opened 22 elementary schools.
18 min
8
Fifth Woman Accuses Dominic Foppoli
An ex-girlfriend says she was sexually assaulted by the Windsor mayor. Meanwhile, some residents of the town are launching a recall bid. Foppoli released a statement denying the allegations and attacking lawmakers who have called for his resignation
12 min
9
Wine Country Mayor Faces Criminal Investigation
Hours after The Chronicle published an investigation into Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office opened a criminal probe
11 min
10
"Prince" of Wine Country Accused of Sexual Assault
Four women have told The Chronicle that vintner and Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli isolated and assaulted them after nights of drinking between 2003 and 2019. Foppoli denies the allegations. Content warning: Sexual assault.
26 min
11
Reopening: The End Is Near
With vaccinations growing, Gov. Newsom delivered staggering news on Tuesday: California plans to lift most pandemic restrictions and fully reopen on June 15. Unless something changes, that means the end of the color-coded tier system for counties. Reporters Erin Allday and Aidin Vaziri discuss what this means for schools, for events like concerts and for mask-wearing — and whether there's still a chance of a backslide.
14 min
12
Imposteraunts!
If beloved Blowfish Sushi closed in December, how can people still order sushi from a restaurant of the same name in the same space? Reporter Janelle Bitker has been following this fishy story.
19 min
13
Stanford's Professor of Women's Basketball
The Cardinal's NCAA title adds to the remarkable legacy of coach Tara VanDerveer. Her team is the most consistently successful in Bay Area sports, but this was their first title in 29 years.
10 min
14
How Much Longer Will We Have to Wear Masks?
There are few more obvious tokens of the pandemic than the masks covering everyone’s faces. But despite the rising number of vaccination rates, Californians shouldn’t expect to tear them off any time soon. Health writer Erin Allday joins to explain why.
15 min
15
We're Here. We're Queer. We're in Power
Have we entered a new era for LGBTQ politicians? Reporter Tony Bravo talks about the groundbreaking rise of gay and transgender leaders. Plus: Rachel Swan breaks down the tension over the response to anti-Asian crimes.
18 min
16
50-64: You're Vaccine Eligible! But ...
But there aren’t enough shots. Reporters Catherine Ho and Nanette Asimov discuss what the Bay Area can expect as eligibility opens for those 50 and over. Plus: Alexei Koseff talks about help for the region's poorest residents to get vaccinated.
16 min
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Polling on Recall is Good News for Newsom
A new poll shows opponents of California Gov Gavin Newsom have a lot of work to do. A strong 56% of likely voters oppose the recall, compared to 40% backing it. Meanwhile, Newsom’s job approval rating among likely voters is 53%, virtually unchanged from the before the pandemic that ignited anger against him. The Chronicle's Joe Garofoli explains the numbers, how the pandemic is at the center of recall momentum, and how leading Democrats aren't likely to run to replace Newsom.
16 min
18
Vaccine FOMO Is Real
People are posting inoculation selfies and beginning to restart their lives. But what about those who haven't yet got their shots? Reporter Ryan Kost on Fear of Missing Out. Plus: Erin Allday on fears of a fourth surge of the pandemic.
18 min
19
SF New Deal: Helping Restaurants Survive
Lenore Estrada's Three Babes Bakeshop lost its customer base when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Her efforts to distribute leftover pies led to her co-founding SF New Deal, which has paid 184 restaurants to provide 1.83 million meals to the hungry.
26 min
20
Vaccinations for All Adults Almost Here
Starting April 1, all Californians 50 and older will be eligible for a shot, and anyone 16 and older will qualify on April 15. Health reporters Catherine Ho and Erin Allday talk about the big news, and new concern about the P.1 variant of the coronavirus.
14 min
21
San Francisco's Decimated Downtown
There's enough office space for lease in the city to fill 11 Salesforce Towers. Can it be turned into housing? Chronicle reporter Roland Li explains why that's a lot harder than it sounds -- and also gives some alarming statistics on plunging San Francisco tourism dollars.
19 min
22
Oakland's Experiment: Paying a Guaranteed Income
Oakland will launch one of the country's biggest guaranteed income programs this spring. The idea is to give 600 residents -- all of them low-income parents of color -- a monthly payment of $500 a month for at least 18 months with no strings attached. Chronicle reporter Sarah Ravani talks about why the idea is spreading, and how supporters are looking for proof that basic income can boost people’s health and increase racial and gender equity.
13 min
23
Racist Tweets are Latest Crisis for S.F. Schools
Education reporter Jill Tucker discusses the tweets attacking Asian Americans that have prompted broad calls for the resignation of San Francisco school board member Alison Collins.
17 min
24
What Will Yosemite Look Like This Summer?
The stunning scenery is a given, but pretty much everything else about California's beloved national park remains up in the air. Park officials are still deciding whether to cap daily visitors due to the coronavirus or allow everybody in at once. Chronicle reporter Kurtis Alexander previews what to expect on a visit.
12 min
25
Orange Tier, Here We Come
It's happening: The Bay Area is moving toward post-pandemic life. And while virus variants are coming our way, the news looks good so far as vaccinations grow. Reporters Trisha Thadani and Erin Allday talk about what's about to open up.
19 min
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Anti-Asian Hate: How the Media Can Do Better
As the nation reels from the Atlanta mass shooting, Vox’s Cecilia Lei, an Asian American Journalists Association president, speaks with Heather Knight about how the rise in anti-Asian attacks has affected her and her family, and about how journalists and news organizations can better cover this type of violence.
18 min
27
Out of Prison, Right Into COVID Lockdown
Jeremy Puckett was exonerated after spending 19 years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit. But he had to trade one kind of lockdown for another: He was freed just as coronavirus shelter-in-place orders came down.
16 min
28
Kevin Fagan on Hunting The Doodler
He's covered the Zodiac, the Unabomber and others. Now, Fagan turns his attention to a forgotten serial killer who preyed on San Francisco's gay community in the '70s for The Chronicle's new true-crime miniseries, The Doodler.
16 min
29
A Year of Shelter-in-Place
Health reporter Erin Allday joins hosts Heather Knight and Demian Bulwa to talk about life in the coronavirus pandemic one year after the Bay Area's shutdown order. We hear from listeners, medical workers and former Fifth & Mission host Audrey Cooper.
27 min
30
A Critical Care Doctor's Pandemic Year
Dr. Maya Kotas of UCSF talked to Fifth & Mission from New York last May when she was volunteering to help at the epicenter of COVID-19. Now, she talks again to the Chronicle's Sarah Feldberg about the last heartbreaking year.
21 min
31
Why San Francisco's Parklets Should be Permanent
Supervisor Ahsha Safai is backing Mayor London Breed's legislation to let those makeshift structures in parking spaces remain forever as a way to boost struggling small businesses. He also discusses his idea to remake the school board and why the city should purchase more hotels for homeless people.
25 min
32
Will the Bay Area See One More Coronavirus Surge?
As society reopens and vaccinations spread, COVID-19 is on the run. But as Chronicle reporter Annie Vainshtein reports, health experts say the Bay Area may see a fourth pandemic surge — thanks to more contagious variants, the relaxing of rules and spring break. Also, sports writer Ron Kroichick talks about fans returning to Giants and A's games, and whether that's a good idea.
18 min
33
It's All Political: California Dreaming: Gavin ...
For coverage of Gov. Gavin Newsom's State of the State speech Tuesday night, Fifth & Mission presents The Chronicle's It's All Political podcast, hosted by Joe Garofoli. Sacramento reporters Alexei Koseff and Dustin Gardiner join host Joe Garofoli to break down Gov. Newsom's speech as he likely faces a recall.
25 min
34
Back to School: A Plan for San Francisco
After a year of distance learning, young kids in San Francisco public schools now have a date to return. Meredith Dodson, co-founder of the family group Decreasing the Distance, talks about the plan and its highlights problems.
19 min
35
Bay Area Man Admits Role in Historic FBI Burglary
March 8, 1971. While the nation watched the first Ali-Frazier fight, eight activists broke into a small FBI office near Philadelphia. The files they stole and leaked would change uncover Cointelpro and change America.
18 min
36
Trump, a Pandemic and a Coup: A Long-Distance L...
Reporter Tatiana Sanchez tells the story of a two-year separation and a remarkable reunion for San Francisco schoolteacher Kenny Kruse and Yar Zar Min of Myanmar.
15 min
37
Breaking: California's New Equity Vaccine Plan
Health reporter Catherine Ho talks about a big change in the state's vaccine program that will steer 40% of the supply to eligible people in the roughly 400 lowest-income ZIP codes.
8 min
38
The Bay Area Reopens, But is That a Good Idea?
San Francisco and other counties entered the red tier on Wednesday, reopening indoor dining, gyms and museums. But is that smart with just a fraction of the population vaccinated and variants taking hold? Chronicle reporters Aidin Vaziri and Steve Rubenstein discuss the city's first day in the red tier and why it has some doctors concerned.
21 min
39
Is the End of Shutdown Near?
San Francisco prepares to open indoor dining and other activities as the city moves into the red tier. Erin Allday talks about whether we can expect another surge or if vaccines mean the worst is coming to an end.
16 min
40
What's Next for Schools After Reopening Deal?
Reporters Alexei Koseff and Jill Tucker talk about California's multibillion-dollar reopening plan, which could mean a windfall for schools if they meet certain dates and requirements.
17 min
41
Was it Blackface or Acne Cream? Blackface Accus...
Two boys who were forced out of a Bay Area high school over what appeared to be a blackface photo have filed a $20 million lawsuit, saying the selfie was years old and they were actually wearing acne medication. It's the latest emotional dispute over racism on campus and the responsibility of schools. Reporter Matthias Gafni and columnist Justin Phillips talk about the case and the necessary conversation it raises.
19 min
42
When Will Tourists Return to San Francisco?
The city's 215 hotels are usually packed nightly. But a year into the pandemic, half of them are temporarily closed, the rest mostly empty. S.F. Hotel Council CEO Kevin Carroll talks about how a key industry can rebound.
25 min
43
The Cost of Anti-Asian Racism
Reporter Janelle Bitker talks about conversations she's been having with Bay Area Asian Americans who have been victims of coronavirus-related racism, including a recent series of brutal physical attacks.
21 min
44
Remembering Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The legendary poet, publisher and City Lights founder, who died Tuesday, is remembered by Jerry Cimino of the Beat Museum and others, and we hear him recite from "A Coney Island of the Mind."
18 min
45
Half a Million Dead
The U.S. has surpassed 500,000 dead in the COVID-19 pandemic as steady progress is being made on vaccinations. Reporter Erin Allday talks about that and new worries about a variant spreading in California.
17 min
46
Can San Francisco's Iconic Cable Cars be Saved?
San Francisco's 148-year-old cable cars have been out-of-service for nearly a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with no timeline for returning.
16 min
47
Is the Winter Surge Over?
We're not out of the woods, but health reporter Erin Allday says the Bay Area is turning the corner on the pandemic. Plus: Business reporter Carolyn Said on a study estimating tens of thousands have died due to the nation's unemployment crisis.
19 min
48
How a Year of Distance Learning is Impacting C...
No San Francisco public school student has seen the inside of a classroom in nearly a year, though six elementary schools are ready to reopen -- eventually. Chronicle reporter Jill Tucker explains the latest on the move to reopen the city's schools and how Zoom school has spelled disaster for some kids.
22 min
49
A Man in Crisis Killed: Will the Officer Be Cha...
Reporter Rachel Swan talks about her investigation into the police shooting of a mentally ill man in Danville. An officer killed Laudemer Arboleda, who was unarmed, after stepping in front of his car during a low-speed chase.
22 min
50
The New Battle of People's Park
Just as in 1969, when Gov. Ronald Reagan sent in the National Guard, activists want to preserve the Berkeley park while UC wants to build housing. Times — and the stakes — have changed, but reporter Sarah Ravani says the fight is a familiar one.
15 min
51
Extra Spicy: The Fight to Save Chinatown
The 2021 Lunar New Year marks a full year of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on San Francisco’s Chinatown. Well before the Bay Area shut down, America’s oldest Chinatown experienced reduced business and xenophobia. With thousands living in Single Room Occupancy hotels and legacy businesses on the brink of closure, the neighborhood is fighting to survive. This is an episode of The Chronicle's food and culture podcast, Extra Spicy.
29 min
52
Chinatown's Endangered Banquet Halls
Large banquets have long been crucial to San Francisco's Chinese community, and the halls that host them have been the backbone of Chinatown. Journalist Melissa Hung talks about their decline and efforts to save them.
19 min
53
New Coronavirus Variant Found in Bay Area
The South Africa mutation has been identified in two patients, in Alameda and Santa Clara counties. As reporter Erin Allday explains, this could present a challenge: Current vaccines aren't as effective in fighting this variant.
16 min
54
Trump Trial Moves Forward
The Chronicle's Washington correspondent Tal Kopan has the latest from the impeachment of Donald Trump.
20 min
55
Will S.F. Schools Reopen This Year?
A deal between the district and labor unions only sets the conditions needed to return. Will it happen before summer? And what might the school day look like? Jill Tucker has answers.
16 min
56
Why You're Hitting the Pandemic Wall
Feeling exhausted, confused and just plain over it? You're not alone. Reporter Ryan Kost looks at the mix of good and bad news on the coronavirus front and why it's causing so much uncertainty.
16 min
57
Phil Matier Says Goodbye to the Chronicle
Ending his column after 35 years, Matier talks to Joe Garofoli about covering Gavin Newsom and Kamala Harris from the beginning in this excerpt from the It's All Political podcast.
12 min
58
Is Your Vaccination a Ticket to Freedom?
Once you get vaccinated against COVID-19, can you change your behavior? See your family? Get rid of masks and distancing? Yes and no. Reporter Erin Allday has the latest advice from medical experts, plus an update coronavirus variants.
17 min
59
Newsom Scoreboard: Vaccines Up, Polls Down
California's vaccine rollout is improving. Still, Gov. Gavin Newsom's poll numbers have dropped, and a recall effort is humming along. Sacramento reporters Alexei Koseff and Dustin Gardiner have the latest.
17 min
60
SF vs. SF: City Hall Sues the Schools
Chronicle Exclusive: City Attorney Dennis Herrera is suing the San Francisco Unified School district and Board of Education in an attempt to force classroom doors open after 11 months of distance learning.
17 min
61
Why Lowell High is Dropping Selective Admissions
Reporter Jill Tucker talks about the San Francisco school board's proposal for the elite public school, which has long been a feeder to the UC system. The move has upset some Asian Americans, who make up a disproportionate percentage of the enrollment at Lowell.
18 min
62
Feeding the Hungry During a Pandemic
Paul Ash, longtime executive director of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, just retired, and Tanis Crosby has signed on to replace him. She explains to host Heather Knight why she wanted the demanding job and her plans for feeding swelling lines of hungry people.
11 min
63
A Whiplash Week in the Pandemic
Reporters Alexei Koseff and Jill Tucker talk to Demian Bulwa about the extended eviction moratorium, vaccine distribution, a school reopening plan stalling and Gov. Newsom feeling political heat.
21 min
64
San Francisco's School Renaming Revolution
A stand against the racist legacies of slaveholders and oppressors, or an unnecessary and expensive distraction from the crisis caused by coronavirus? And: Renaming Lincoln High? Really? Jill Tucker on the controversy.
19 min
65
Is San Francisco Really Over? (Again?)
From the end of the Gold Rush to COVID-19, people have predicted San Francisco's demise whenever times have gotten hard. Total SF host Peter Hartlaub says the city has always rebounded from disaster, and will do it again this time.
24 min
66
The Man Who Finds Bodies
Keith Cormican has a very unusual job: he finds and retrieves dead bodies in lakes and rivers across the country.
26 min
67
How Scary Are COVID-19 Variants?
As scientists race to understand the newly discovered coronavirus mutations, Erin Allday explains how they might change the trajectory of the pandemic. Plus: Aidin Vaziri shares some practical tips we can all take to protect ourselves.
16 min
68
COVID-19 Crushed Mayor Breed's Homeless Plan
Shortly after she took office, San Francisco Mayor London Breed pledged to add 1,000 shelter beds to help with the city’s homelessness crisis. But after the coronavirus pandemic emptied out shelters, the city has been forced to recast its goals around homelessness. Chronicle City Hall reporter Trisha Thadani talks about the state of the city’s shelter system.
14 min
69
"Ding Dong the Devil Is Gone"
The center of the resistance reacts to Inauguration Day: Residents of San Francisco and Oakland describe an unusual mix of relief and optimism after watching President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris get sworn in.
14 min
70
New President, New COVID-19 Response
How quickly can Joe Biden change the course of the coronavirus pandemic? Dr. George Rutherford, an infectious disease doctor at UCSF, is optimistic about the new Biden-Harris administration.
20 min
71
Virus Mutation and a Bad Vaccine Batch
A new coronavirus variant is spreading, and it might be even more contagious. Meanwhile, thousands of vaccine doses are shelved after several people reported allergic reactions. Reporters Catherine Ho and Erin Allday have details.
17 min
72
Why One Tech Titan Is Committing to San Francisco
Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson tweeted a thread that went viral calling for his fellow tech leaders to #committothebay. He says he's tired of them packing up for Austin or Miami and "dunking" on San Francisco on the way out.
23 min
73
California's Unemployment Benefits Nightmare
California has suspended 1.4 million unemployment accounts in its quest to crack down on fraud -- but hundreds of thousands of legitimately unemployed people got caught in the freeze. Business reporter Carolyn Said talks with Demian Bulwa about the issue, and what California is doing to fix it.
15 min
74
Vaccination Frustration
Why has California fallen behind almost every other state in getting COVID-19 vaccines into people’s arms?
17 min
75
The Impeachment of Donald Trump, Part 2
No president had ever been impeached twice before the House passed a resolution charging Trump with “incitement of insurrection.” in this joint episode of Fifth & Mission & It's All Political, Heather Knight and Joe Garofoli talk about what's next.
16 min
76
The Top 25 Restaurants in the Bay Area
Restaurant critic Soleil Ho has a brand new list of the region's best eats, which she'll update quarterly to reflect the quickly changing restaurant scene during the pandemic.
17 min
77
House Barrels Toward Impeachment
Introducing an article of impeachment, House Democrats accuse President Trump of “inciting violence against the government.” The pressure is on Republicans, say Tal Kopan and Joe Garofoli in this joint episode with It's All Political.
17 min
78
Sick for the Long Haul With COVID-19
Charlie McCone, 31, got the coronavirus in March. It's wrecked his life. The "long-hauler," as doctors call people like him, still has brutal symptoms and wants to warn other young healthy people not to be cavalier about the disease.
27 min
79
Should the President be Removed?
On a joint episode of Fifth & Mission and It’s all Political, Demian Bulwa and Joe Garofoli talk about attempts to remove President Trump. Plus reporter Chase DiFeliciantonio on Facebook and Twitter finally cracking down.
23 min
80
President Trump's Mob
Encouraged by a president trying to hijack the election he lost, a mob of extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol. How did the chaos unfold? How did we get here? And what happens now? Tal Kopan, Joe Garofoli and John Diaz talk it over.
20 min
81
What Georgia's Senate Runoff Results Mean
With Raphael Warnock declared the winner over Kelly Loeffler and Jon Ossoff close to victory over David Perdue, Washington correspondent Tal Kopan talks about how the result will affect the Biden administration — and California.
11 min
82
The State of the COVID-19 Surge
Hospitals are filling up just as a more contagious variant of coronavirus invades California. Reporters Erin Allday and Jill Tucker talk about vaccine distribution, patients waiting hours for treatment, and what's happening with schools.
20 min
83
Why Georgia's Senate Races Matter to California
The results in Tuesday's runoffs — Perdue vs. Ossoff and Loeffler vs. Warnock — will have major ramifications Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Alex Padilla. It's All Political host Joe Garofoli joins Fifth & Mission host Heather Knight in this joint episode.
17 min
84
COVID-19 in 2021: What to Expect
2020 is behind us, but the coronavirus pandemic that's upended our lives and defined the past year is far from over. Health reporter Erin Allday discusses what’s in store in the first weeks and months of the new year.
16 min
85
2020: Listening Back on a Trying Year
Demian Bulwa hosts a review of the year that was, focusing on the four big stories of 2020: The coronavirus pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, the election and California's wildfires.
24 min
86
Bruce Bochy on His Past and Future
In this episode of Giants Splash, the former manager talks to John Shea about his life in the year since his retirement, which has included jumping out of a helicopter and managing the French team before the shutdown.
27 min
87
Hospital Crisis Eases, but Tough Times Ahead
California’s coronavirus numbers are showing signs that the worst of the post-Thanksgiving surge is behind us. Erin Allday talks about how soon is too soon to start getting our hopes up, and reflects on nearly a year’s worth of COVID-19 coverage.
15 min
88
Extra Spicy: 2020, What Was This Nonsense?
In the final episode of Season 1 of The Chronicle's food podcast, hosts Soleil Ho and Justin Phillips apply their “What is this nonsense?” segment to the year 2020, from a KFC movie to the politics of French Laundry dinners.
28 min
89
California at a Coronavirus Breaking Point
Coronavirus Warning: Do Not Gather for Christmas
15 min
90
Chronicled: Who Is Kamala Harris? Episode 3
"That Little Girl Was Me." In this episode of The Chronicle's 6-episode limited series profiling the vice president-elect, reporters and hosts Joe Garofoli and Tal Kopan explore how her childhood in Berkeley shaped her worldview. You don't have to have heard the first two episodes to enjoy this one.
20 min
91
California Is Driving the Holiday Surge
Vaccinations have begun, but COVID-19 is spreading so fast the state is opening makeshift field hospitals and bringing in hundreds of health care workers. If it gets much worse, doctors may need to ration care. Erin Allday on the crisis.
17 min
92
Best of 5M: One Man's Desperate Search for Help
In this episode from September, reporter Trisha Thadani tells the story of 23-year-old Will Andrews as he tried to kick his addictions to heroin and fentanyl while living on San Francisco's streets.
14 min
93
Are Shelter-In-Place Rules Working?
Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease doctor at UCSF, says some of the Bay Area's shutdown rules are too strict, and that schools and outdoor dining can operate safely with proper precautions.
26 min
94
To Catch a Fire-Setter
Cal Fire’s Mike Thompson suspected serial arson in a devastating string of blazes in Lake County. And he and his fellow investigators identified a suspect: Damin Pashilk, a former inmate firefighter. Lizzie Johnson tells the story of the chase.
25 min
95
Vaccination Drive Launches in Bay Area
Five front-line workers at San Francisco General Hospital were given their first doses of vaccine on Tuesday. The historic day opened up numerous questions.
16 min
96
The Vaccine Arrives in the Bay Area
Reporter Erin Allday talks about the historic moment and what you need to know about the massive immunization drive ahead. Plus: Annie Vainshtein on the psychology behind growing defiance of coronavirus lockdowns.
19 min
97
Will San Francisco Cancel Abraham Lincoln?
The San Francisco school board designed a process to take controversial names off of public schools, and 44 names could be ditched. One big surprise: The 16th president. Why? Education reporter Jill Tucker has a history lesson.
19 min
98
Far From Home, Far From Safe
California sent thousands of its most vulnerable children to out-of-state facilities run by a for-profit company. Allegations of rampant abuse and mistreatment have followed.
17 min
99
Coronavirus is Surging, So is Defiance
As California endures its worst wave yet of the pandemic, some residents and business owners are defying new shutdown orders. Plus, robot cars with no driver have arrived in S.F.
17 min
100
A Grim Milestone in California: 20,000 Dead fro...
As cases, deaths and hospitalizations surge, California medial experts warn that hospital beds will soon run out.
24 min