Lisa Fernandez, FOX 5 DC

Lisa Fernandez


Oakland, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Lisa:

California has had more snow than Chicago this winter

It's not too often that California cities beat Chicago in a snow record. But that is exactly what has happened this winter, as more white stuff has fallen in the Golden State than in the Windy City. → Read More

Sierra smashes snowiest December on record

A record-breaking snowfall fell in the Sierra this December - a whopping 16 feet. → Read More

Jewish house of worship in San Jose goes up in flames, Torahs spared

The Chabad house, a Jewish place of study and worship, went up in flames this week, but fortunately, the Torahs were spared. → Read More

Sierra could get 80 more inches of snow by Christmas

Scientists are predicting that between 60 and 80 inches of snow could actually fall between now and Christmas Day. → Read More

San Jose mayor pushes for mandatory booster; could be 1st in California

In what could be an unprecedented move in California, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said he wants to make all city employees, as a condition of employment, and residents or visitors who enter city-owned facilities, to have a booster shot or third round of vaccinations. → Read More

Scott Peterson resentenced to life in prison for murder of pregnant wife

Nearly two decades after being sentenced to die, Scott Peterson was resentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the 2002 slayings of his pregnant wife and unborn son that gripped the world then and since. → Read More

Adventurous wolf dies after being struck by vehicle in California after 1,000-mile journey

An adventurous California wolf who traveled from Oregon all the way down to Southern California has died after being struck by some type of vehicle. Known as OR-93, a radio-collared male wolf from Oregon, was found dead along Interstate 5 in Kern County. → Read More

Security guard arrested after not wearing mask on bus dies in Santa Rita Jail

The story of what happened to Maurice Monk, a 45-year-old security guard who suffered from mental illness and who died in a cell on Monday, raises questions about the care he received while incarcerated and why he was in Santa Rita Jail in the first place. → Read More

Afghan family seeks ordinary life in Bay Area after fleeing Taliban

This family of four yearns for the ordinary. That's after they escaped from the Taliban in Afghanistan in late August, and then spent an 80-day journey in Qatar and a processing center in Wisconsin before they arrived in Hayward this month as newly arrived refugees. → Read More

Mother forced to give birth at Santa Rita Jail awarded $250K

Candace Steel, a mother who ended up giving birth inside a Santa Rita Jail cell, has been awarded $250,000. → Read More

‘Rape culture’ stories revealed; students stand up against sex assault

Student stories of sexual assault are forcing administrators to offer more sophisticated sex education. → Read More

DA charges San Francisco police officer with manslaughter for 2017 shooting

DA Chesa Boudin's office noted that this case is the second homicide prosecution against an on-duty law enforcement officer in San Francisco history. → Read More

'Everybody forgot about us:' Afghan refugee hopes to reunite with sister in California

At the end of the summer, the world was focused on making sure Afghan refugees got safely out of their homeland to escape the Taliban. Now, two months later, Reza, his wife and three daughters feel like no one cares. → Read More

Gov. Newsom to make 'major announcement' for students, staff at schools

Newsom's announcement will come after a handful of school districts, such as Los Angeles Unified, West Contra Costa Unified and Oakland Unified have all approved vaccine mandates for students. → Read More

California 1st state in nation to announce vaccine requirements for students

After mounting pressure from the community and school boards, California on Friday became the first in the nation to require students be vaccinated for in-person learning. → Read More

BART train drags woman to death as she's tethered to dog

A BART passenger was dragged and killed by a train departing the Powell Street station as she was on the platform but her leashed dog remained inside the car, authorities said Tuesday. → Read More

VISION Act to amend California's sanctuary law put on hold

A California bill that would have closed some loopholes in the state's sanctuary law has been put on hold. → Read More

Family of prison officer who died of the coronavirus sues San Quentin

The 55-year-old Sgt. Gilbert Polanco, who was also was a U.S. Army veteran, was the first employee to die from the virus at San Quentin. → Read More

A look at 3 California wildfires: Dixie, Caldor, Cache

Firefighters are battling 15 blazes in California right now, and here's a look at three of them: The Cache Fire, the Caldor Fire and the Dixie Fire. → Read More

San Francisco becomes 1st major city to require full vaccination at restaurants, gyms

San Francisco will become the first major U.S. city to require full vaccination for patrons at indoor establishments like restaurants, cafes, bars, and gyms. → Read More