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Gospel Singer Edwin Hawkins Dies At 74Gospel star and Oakland native Edwin Hawkins has died. John Ramos tells us, the singer was battling pancreatic cancer and died in his home in Pleasanton.
"Phantom Thread" - H.B. Movie ReviewWorld renowned dressmaker, Reynolds Woodcock [played by Daniel Day-Lewis] and his sister Cyril [Lesley Manville] are at the center of British fashion as they dress royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship. Eventually, Reynolds finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.
Explosive Trump Tell-All Flies Off Shelves at Bay Area Bookstores"Fire and Fury," Michael Wolff's new book about the Trump White House, went on sale Friday and is already sold out just about everywhere. Andrea Nakano reports. (1-5-18)
Inside Folsom Prison 50 Years After Johnny Cash Made It FamousKPIX 5's Allen Martin takes viewers on a look inside Folsom Prison, a half century after a legendary concert by Johnny Cash that gave the world Folsom Prison Blues. (1-1-18)
Remembering Actress Hiep Thi Le Who Fled Vietnam And Became A Hollywood StarKiet Do tells the incredible story of actress Hiep Thi Le who fled Vietnam in a fishing boat, grew up in Oakland, and went on to become a Hollywood actress. She died last week at 46.
Dania Denise Talks About The Miss California Petite PageantDania Denise talks to Bay Sunday's Kenny Choi about the Miss California Petite Pageant that celebrates women in a unique way.

Interviews

Talking Politics: Trump Sh*storm / Oprah MomentumKPIX 5's Phil Matier and Melissa Caen ask former S.F. mayor and assembly speaker Willie Brown about Pres. Trump's colorful approach to immigration and whether Oprah Winfrey is likely to challenge him in the 2020 presidential campaign. (1-14-18)
At Issue: S.F. Mayoral RaceWith the sudden death of mayor Ed Lee and supervisor London Breed stepping in as acting mayor, the coming race for the city's top job has become very complicated. Supervisor Aaron Peskin walks KPIX 5's Phil Matier through some possibilities. (1-14-18)
At Issue: Expanding Rent Control in CaliforniaAn effort to expand rent control died Thursday in a legislative committee after hours of testimony from hundreds of landlords and renters. Phil Matier discusses the future of rent control with state assemblyman David Chiu (D-S.F.). (1-14-18)

Local Community

Oakland Mayor Responds with Quick Cleanup for Illegal Dump Near High SchoolKPIX first exposed an illegal dumping ground near Ralph Bunche Academy in Oakland on Wednesday and Mayor Libby Schaaf promised to take care of it. On Friday, the cleanup crew arrived. Christin Ayers reports. (1-12-18)
Viewer Donations, Silicon Valley Shelter Give New Hope to Struggling FamilyIn the shadow of multi-million-dollar Silicon Valley estates some Bay Area families -- the working poor -- are forced to live in RVs. Now, there's new hope and a temporary haven for one such family. Betty Yu reports. (1-12-18)
Bike-Share Rack Beside Oakland Fire Memorial Draws CriticismAn installation of Ford GoBikes at the Rockridge BART station is being called disrespectful. That's because it's right in front of a memorial to the victims of the 1991 Oakland Hills fire. Da Lin reports. (1-12-18)

KPIXTV

Taking An Ancestry Test Could Make It Harder To Buy Life InsuranceDNA testing kits promise insights into your ancestry, but regulators and consumer advocates warn it may make buying life insurance harder. Julie Watts reports. (1/17/18)
Package Thieves In San Jose Surprised With Horns, Trash, Dog FecesOne resident who is tired of package theft is trying to teach thieves a lesson, and he's using bait packages to do it. Maria Medina reports. (1/17/18)
Alameda County Deputy Arrested For Alleged Role In Inmate BeatingAn Alameda County Sheriff's deputy was arrested Wednesday for his alleged part in the criminal assault of a Santa Rita Jail inmate. Christin Ayers reports. (1/17/18)

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