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San Francisco Ballet brings Nutcracker performances to life at War Memorial Opera HouseAn American holiday tradition that began in San Francisco returned to the live scene this holiday. The beloved Nutcracker opens the San Francisco Ballet season at the War Memorial Opera House after the stage went dark for 21 months during the pandemic. Sharon Chin reports.

Weather forecast Wednesday night with Brian HackneyRain will finally leave the Bay Area Thursday evening once thunderstorm cells have passed over South Bay (12-29-2021)

COVID: UCSF’s Dr Peter Chin-Hong on New Year’s Gathering Safety, Omicron SurgeUCSF’s Dr Peter Chin-Hong chats with Allen Martin of KPIX 5 about safely coming together to celebrate the New Year, as well as his predictions about the increase due to the omicron variant. (12/29/21)

Jurors in Elizabeth Holmes fraud trial to resume deliberations in 2022The jury in the Elizabeth Holmes federal fraud trial has completed a sixth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict and will not meet again until 2022.

A guilty verdict in the trial of Ghislaine MaxwellMichael George reports on the jury’s deliberations at the conclusion of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial, with a guilty verdict on five of the six charges in the trial. (12/29/2021)

Food for Bay Area Families: Infineon AmericasKiet Do Reports Infineon Americas Donates $ 200,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank in Silicon Valley (12-29-2021)

Traffic problems continue in the Sierra, even after the reopening of highwaysRachel Wulff reports drivers face chain restrictions, slow travel times as snow continues to pile up in the Sierra and at low altitudes (29-12-2021)

Local food banks on a mission to end hungerBarbara Abbott of San Francisco-Marino Food Bank talks about increased needs this holiday season and how the pandemic and supply chain issues have posed additional challenges for local food banks

Omicron Surge Drives More Cancellations, Closures From NYE To SFJustin Andrews reports more San Francisco locations have canceled New Years Eve events due to increase in COVID cases (12-29-2021)

Sonoma Clean Power Donates $ 13,500 to Redwood Empire Food Bank12/29/21

Wednesday afternoon weather forecast with Darren Peck12/29/21

Heavy rains hit peninsula, more snow is thrown in already covered SierraThe team’s coverage of heavy rain and snow forecast for the latest storm system to hit northern California (12-29-2021)

Some Bay Area Counties Reinstate Mask Mandate As Omicron Cases RiseJocelyn Moran reports Contra Costa and other Bay Area counties reinstated mask requirements (12-29-2021)

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Additional weather: measurement of current snow accumulationKPIX 5 meteorologist Darren Peck dives into the current snowpack and explains how that turns into water content benefiting our reservoirs.

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Omicron: Bay Area Counties Tighten Health Orders To Fight Rise In Omicron CasesContra Costa County health officials are issuing a new health order requiring masks to be worn indoors in all indoor public places without exception.

NYE fireworks canceled: Waterfront business scrambles after NYE fireworks display in San Francisco is canceledOmicron fears forcing cancellation of San Francisco NYE fireworks display

Today’s forecast: the latest forecast from the KPIX 5 weather teamEnd of showers, drop in temperature

World mourns loss of NFL Hall of Fame coach John MaddenThe world mourns the loss of NFL Hall of Fame Coach John Madden. He died at the age of 85. Andrea Nakano gives us a glimpse into Madden’s lasting impact on the NFL and beyond.

San Francisco cancels annual New Years fireworks showSan Francisco has canceled the annual fireworks display due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. Betty Yu explains that for businesses, it’s a disappointment for one of their biggest parties of the year.

COVID: Holiday Bowl canceled hours before game due to coronavirusThe COVID cases forced the cancellation of Tuesday’s Holiday Bowl college football game between UCLA and the state of North Carolina, just hours before kickoff.

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Theranos: no verdict after 36 hours of deliberation in Elizabeth Holmes fraud trialThere was no jury verdict yet on Tuesday in Elizabeth Holmes’ fraud trial after 36 hours of deliberation. Kiet Do reports from the San José courthouse.