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PIX NowKPIX 5 Evening news for Friday, January 14, 2022.

Omicron puts many downtown San Francisco businesses in limbo over returning to the officeMax Darrow reports on the impact of the lingering pandemic on the return-to-office plans of many businesses in San Francisco’s Financial District (1-14-2022)

The 49ers faithful bring their pride to DallasLen Ramirez reports on the atmosphere surrounding this weekend’s upcoming Wild Card game between the 49ers and the Cowboys in Dallas. (01/14/2022)

Lunar New Year street fair in San Francisco’s Chinatown canceled due to COVID-19 Omicron surgeThe omicron COVID-19 surge is dealing yet another blow to the business community in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Da Lin reports. (01/14/22)

French bulldog stolen from owner at Gunpoint in Oakland; Reward offeredShawn Chitnis reports tearful Oakland woman pleads for return of stolen French Bulldog (1-14-2022)

Friday Night Weather Forecast with Paul HeggenExpect fog late Friday through Saturday. Conditions are expected to remain dry throughout the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, with slightly above average highs. Paul Heggen has the forecast. (01/14/22)

New ban on mass gatherings in Sonoma County surprises business ownersWilson Walker reports on the new ban on mass gatherings in place in Sonoma County. (01/14/2022)

Noncitizens eligible to vote in San Francisco school board recallAs San Francisco decides whether to recall members of the Board of Education, noncitizens eligible to vote in the recall could play a big role in the outcome. reports Andria Borba. (01/14/22)

South Bay health officials are asking private healthcare providers to ramp up COVID testingKiet Do reports that Santa Clara County health officials are providing guidance on getting a COVID test during the omicron surge and calling on private health care providers to perform more testing (01/14 /2022)

Increase in scams involving QR codesKPIX 5’s Len Kiese talks to CNET senior writer and cybercrime expert Bree Fowler about the rise in scams involving QR codes and how to protect yourself

American Red Cross declares first-ever national blood crisisThe American Red Cross has declared its first-ever national blood crisis. CBSN Bay Area’s Amanda Starrantino chats with Regional CEO Jennifer Adrio about what the company is doing.

Santa Rosa scholar serves other students of color in her communityElizabeth Cook shares how a busy Santa Rosa SRA counselor is doing her best to make a difference (1-14-2022)

San Francisco supervisors discuss how to help schools deal with COVID surgeJocelyn Moran reports that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is trying to find solutions to the COVID problems faced by schools in the city (1-14-2022)

Virtual hearing into misconduct and corruption allegations against Santa Clara County SheriffJustin Andrews reports on Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith’s first virtual hearing on corruption allegations (1-14-2022)

PIX NowKPIX 5 Friday Noon News Update

Liam’s List January 14: MLK Celebration, Lumineers & Comfort Food at ConcordKCBS reporter Liam Mayclem provides KPIX 5 users with a weekly list of weekend tips on Bay Area entertainment, music, movies and online entertainment.

Climate change and its impact on children’s healthKPIX 5 anchor Len Kiese talks to Dr. Mary Prunicki of Stanford School of Medicine about climate change and its impact on children’s health, including how wildfire smoke affects children.

San Francisco lowers mega-event threshold, toughens COVID requirements to attend high-risk environmentsA new health order takes effect in San Francisco on Saturday, revising the threshold for mega-events to 500 indoor gatherings and outdoor events to 5,000 attendees. reports Jocelyne Moran.

OUSD declares Friday to be a wellness day for teachers after work stoppagesOakland Unified has designated today as a wellness day for teachers in the district. This follows teacher work stoppages that took place at a number of schools earlier this week. reports Justin Andrews.

COVID Surge puts chill on football fever as 49ers face Cowboys on SundayThe Niners Faithful hope to come back from Texas with a victory but at what cost? People traveling this weekend are at risk of accumulating COVID cases during the ongoing omicron surge. Reports by Andrea Nakano. (1-13-22)

San Francisco lowers speed limits for 7 streetsA new state law that took effect this year will reduce speed limits to 20 mph for seven streets in San Francisco that pass through business districts. reports Katie Nielsen. (1-13-22)

Expert says a quarter of Americans on Omicron could be asymptomaticOn average, one in four Americans could be infected with COVID-19 and not know it, according to a Bay Area medical expert. Reports by Maria Cid Medina. (1-13-22)