PIX NowThe headlines from the KPIX 5 Evening News for Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
The fight against single-use plastics gains momentum with the next ballot initiativeWilson Walker reports on growing pressure to ban single-use plastics in Bay Area communities (4-22-2022)
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San Francisco Zoo visitors benefit from longtime volunteers’ love for plants and natural habitatsIt is called the “San Francisco Zoo and Gardens” after Gail Secchia, one of its longest serving volunteers. reports Sharon Chin.
Authorities want to tear down a pedestrian bridge in SF’s ChinatownJohn Ramos reports that San Francisco officials are calling for a pedestrian bridge in Chinatown to be demolished (04/20/2022)
Despite rising interest rates, the Bay Area’s boiling housing market has yet to coolAs interest rates climb, many thought this would mean some potential buyers would back off. So far, that doesn’t seem to be the case in the hot Bay Area market. Reports by Max Darrow. (04/20/22)
First 4/20 celebration at Hippie Hill since COVID provides much-needed boost to SF cannabis businessesReed Cowan reports vendors doing booming business at first post-pandemic 4/20 celebration held at Golden Gate Park (4/20/2022)
Netflix shares fall as streaming giant loses subscribersNetflix shares were hammered by investors on Wednesday amid reports the streaming service is losing or spinning subscribers. It was a dramatic reversal of fortune for the streaming giant. reports Devin Fehely. (04/20/22)
Ukrainian soldiers make their last stand in the abandoned Mariupol steelworksSkyler Henry reports on the latest grim developments in the Battle of Mariupol (04/20/2022)
Biden administration to appeal decision that overturns federal mask mandateAllen Martin reports on the latest developments regarding the recently canceled mask mandate for air travel and public transport (4-20-2022)
Joaquin Ciria spends an emotional first day of freedom after his release from prisonKenny Choi reports that wrongfully convicted man Joaquin Ciria has been released after 32 years behind bars (20/04/2022)
First weather warning: storm ready to produce possible rain, lightning and hailKPIX 5 meteorologist Paul Heggen provides details on Thursday’s first weather warning day which finds a new storm arriving in the Bay Area (04/20/2022)
RAW: Exonerated Joaquin Ciria speaks after being released from SF jailJoaquin Ciria, the man who was exonerated from murder in San Francisco in 1990 earlier this week, has spoken after being released after spending the past 32 years behind bars for a crime he did not committed. (20-04-2022)
Crowds gather at Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park for the 4/20 celebration in San FranciscoJustin Andrews reports on the first 4/20 celebration at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park since the pandemic began (4/20/2022)
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Joaquin Ciria set to be released on Wednesday after being exonerated in 1990 SF HomicideAnne Makovec reports that Joaquin Ciria is awaiting release from SF County Jail on Wednesday after 32 years behind bars (04/20/2022)
First weather alert for Wednesday morningShowers return to the Bay Area
COVID: Even with travel mask mandate lifted, Bay Area residents remain cautiousMany Bay Area residents remain cautious and will still wear masks
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04/20: Annual Marijuana Celebration returns to Golden Gate ParkFor the first time since the COVID pandemic, thousands of people will gather in Golden Gate Park on Wednesday to celebrate 4/20
Mask mandate lifting surprises some Bay Area travelersBay Area travelers are rethinking their spring break plans due to the end of the mask mandate. Katie Neilsen spoke to some of them.
East Bay Siblings Launch Ukraine Donation CampaignTwo siblings from East Bay are doing what they can to help Ukraine. Katie Nielsen tells us they’ve launched a donation campaign.
‘Innocence Project’ Helps Bay Area Man Wrongly Convicted Walk Free After 32 YearsA Bay Area man arrested 32 years ago for a fatal shooting he did not commit will soon be free. Kiet Do tells us about the team that worked so hard for his freedom.
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