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for wherever you want to go. chase. make more of what's yours. now at 11:00 breaking news, a police officer has now died in connection with the riots at the capitol and tonight new indications that more attacks are planned. also tonight santa clara county is down to just three icu beds, the covid timeline that has a top health expert so worried. you can actually see the future with this virus now. it's predictable and it's terribly concerning. more rain expected to arrive in the bay area overnight, when the wet weather should give way to a dry spell. >> good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> i'm elizabeth cook. now at 11:00 and streaming on cbsn bay area breaking news, a live look at the u.s. capitol where an officer injured during yesterday's riots has now died. in the last two hours capitol
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police announced officer brian sicknick collapsed in his division office after "physically engaging with the mob." >> also tonight president trump released a video acknowledging for the first time that he will no longer be president after inauguration day. reporter michael george joins us live from capitol hill tonight where calls for the president's removal are growing louder. michael? >> reporter: well, ken, tonight we heard from an increasingly isolated president trump. he's got staff members resigning, close allies telling him to step down and as you said, for the first time he's admitting that come january 20th he won't be the president anymore. a day after the attack on capitol hill president trump says in a new white house video that he's outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem. the president also acknowledged his time in the white house is coming to a close, although he did not concede the election. >> now congress has certified
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the results. a new administration will be inaugurated on january 20th. my focus now turns to insuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. >> reporter: top democrats are demanding president trump's removal from office under the 25th amendment or for him to face a second impeachment trial on capitol hill. >> by inciting sedition as he did yesterday, he must be removed from office. >> reporter: president-elect joe biden also blamed president trump for inciting his supporters to violently storm the capitol building. >> he unleashed an all out assault on our institutions of our democracy from the outset and yesterday was what the culmination of that unrelenting attack. >> reporter: tonight we're learning the capitol police chief resigned amid intense criticism. >> the calvary should have been coming to get those people the hell off the steps and the platforms, but that would have been very, very ugly and difficult to do if you didn't have superior force. >> reporter: cbs news has
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learned that some of the rioters involved in the attack may still be in the washington area and new intelligence shows they may be planning new attacks in the city and on federal buildings. >> michael, the next big event, of course, is inauguration day less than two weeks away. what are authorities in d.c. doing to beef up security ahead of that? >> reporter: well, i can tell you right now in d.c. it's 2 a.m. and you would think it would be entirely quiet, but there are two things we can see even from the windows here in the senate building. one is national guard troops, hundreds of them being moved into the city and they will be here for the inauguration. the other thing we're seeing are construction crews that are working to bring in fencing, barricades and an unscalable wall. so a lot of people are asking why this wasn't here in place yesterday, but it will be in place for the inauguration. >> michael george at the capitol for us, thank you, michael. back in the bay area tonight protesters took to the
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streets calling for trump's removal from office. they started at twitter headquarters in san francisco right after the president's account was unsuspended. then they made their way to city hall waving signs that read "stop the fascist coup attempt" and "out now." and the images from the nation's capitol have outraged and appalled people across the country, but here in the bay area local activists can't stop thinking about how the law enforcement response would have been very different if it was a black lives matter protest. kpix5's andrea nakano joins us from oakland tonight where some are calling the police response a double standard. >> reporter: oakland has been the center of numerous protests fighting for the human rights of the black community. one of the biggest activists in our area tells me tonight while she feels rage, there is also hope. >> if we said we were going to a rally with our leader anywhere within the vicinity of the capitol, we would have been
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met with tanks and ar-15s. we wouldn't have gotten within 1,000 feet of the capitol. >> reporter: cat brooks is the executive director of the justice teams network, an organization that works to end state violence against brown and black communities. as she watched the events unfold at the capitol, she kept thinking of her 15-year-old daughter who is following in her footsteps. >> i got to send my baby into the world. she's not always going to be here with me. what am i sending her into? >> reporter: criticism against the capitol police department has been swift. >> we know this is unacceptable. we know we should be better than this. >> reporter: but despite the disturbing images broadcast across the nation brooks says seeing the threat to america's democracy on display can be positive. >> part of me was like good,
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yeah, there it is, right? there's the cancer. >> reporter: brooks feels the attack further brought to the surface the racism that has been bubbling in our society. >> now we have a choice as a country are we going to put a band-aid on a gunshot wound and bury it again, right? or are we going to address this thing that has resurfaced that has been infecting and impacting every facet of our lives as americans anyway? >> reporter: brooks says this has escalated the justice team's network to escalate its organizing efforts and she hopes what happened in washington will help recruit allies to their cause. in oakland, andrea nakano, kpix5. tonight some breaking news on the pandemic, about an hour and a half ago results were released from a new study suggesting that the pfizer vaccine does, in fact, protect against that muted strain of the coronavirus. the strain that spreads more rapidly than the original. it's been detected in south africa and the uk along with several cases now in southern
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california. the study is still preliminary and it needs to be reviewed by experts. tonight california just hit a two-day record for covid deaths, 1,042. 583 of those were added in the last 24 hours, up 2% from yesterday. kpix5's katie nielsen spoke with one public health expert who says while this is concerning, it was not unexpected. >> reporter: intensive care units in santa clara county are almost full. there are only three icu beds available at all hospitals in the county. public health experts say this is actually something they could predict because now they've realized covid follows a timeline. right now hospitals are overwhelmed and deaths across the state at record numbers, but to understand why one health expert says we actually have to go back to thanksgiving. >> thanksgiving has had a profound effect and we're still seeing the residue of that
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right now. >> reporter: dr. john schwartzberg is a public health professor at uc berkeley and says experts figured out these covid surges actually follow a predictable timeline. after a holiday gathering where people have been exposed like thanksgiving schwartzberg says it takes about six days for them to become symptomatic and get tested which then sends the positive test rate up. within a week about 20% of people who get infected with covid need to go into the hospital and hospitalization rates go up. a few days after that some patients will need more advanced medical care and icu admissions increase. within another week the death rates start going up leading us to where we are today, exactly six weeks after thanksgiving and seeing record numbers of people dying from covid. >> we can actually see the future with this virus now. it's predictable and it's terribly concerning. >> reporter: christmas was two weeks ago, new year's one week ago. public health experts say the numbers that we see in the coming days and weeks will tell
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us how successful people were at keeping their distance over the holidays. in san jose, katie nielsen, kpix5. >> one more note tonight, santa clara county plans to fine kaiser hospital in san jose. 43 staffers tested positive for coronavirus between december 27th and january 1st. an outbreak potentially linked to an inflatable christmas costume, the county says that kaiser violated a health order by failing to report those cases in a timely manner. still ahead tonight the man behind the batkid documentary is launching his latest project, how he hopes to provide new perspective on one of california's biggest problems. >> we really do hope the series can be a vehicle for dialogue and change. intense backlash over a trip to vegas, tonight why one bay area lawmaker says it's playing russian roulette with covid.
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rain making its way into the north bay as we speak and there's more rain offshore that looks impressive right now. it's going to weaken as it moves in, but most of the bay area should see at least some shower activity the
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a new documentary series on california's homeless has been picked up now by amazon, apple and google. >> in tonight's project home susie steimle has a behind the scenes look. he now wants to endear his audience to people living on the street. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: you might know his work from his documentary about batkid, the heart warming story of a boy with leukemia who got to save san francisco through make a witch. don harvey has won emmys and
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has been featured at sundance. he's done some difficult work as a documentary filmmaker shining light in dark places. >> i know what it's like to be hungry. >> reporter: but he may have met his match. >> i know what it's like to eat out of a dumpster. >> because when you look at homelessness in total, it's such a gigantic issue. so how do you break it down into something people can relate to and might want to watch? >> reporter: his latest project is a documentary series called "the waho it starts with some history. >> we wanted to see when did the term homeless start making its way into the news and just being something that people would say and it does trace back to the reagan era and a lot of the initiatives that he defunded. >> reporter: president reagan slashed spending on public housing and subsidized housing. now 40 years later this is our grim reality. >> more people on the streets. there's not a lot of housing available and you're dealing with a lot of smaller organizations who are trying to make a difference while waiting for the federal government and
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state government to catch up. >> we can't expect people to live healthy lives if they don't have a stable roof over their head. >> reporter: the chief community health officer with kaiser permanente, kaiser helped fund the film, its hospitals often overwhelmed with this population. >> we know if you're homeless and get admitted to the hospital, you stay two to three days longer and when you're discharged from the hospital, you're 50% more likely to be readmitted. >> reporter: this series touches on a lot of what we've covered in project home like the alarming number of people aging into homelessness or how this crisis disproportionately impacts the black population. harvey like so many people who covered this topic found a personal connection that changed the way he thinks about the unhoused population. >> my interaction with one woman and her name is donna smith, so she ended up living in a van with her son down near the beach here in alameda and it's a place where i go walk my
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dog all the time and just thinking about how she had everything working for her. she had a home, a good job and then it just all went away. >> reporter: that's what he wants californians to take away from this, the human side of this crisis. these are the protagonists we don't naturally sympathize with, but he says we have to if we ever want to help. >> but we really do hope the series can be a vehicle for dialogue and change throughout the u.s. and maybe beyond. >> reporter: the way home is available for streaming now or binging. all of it is out. it's a four-part series. we've got links where you can watch it on our website, i watched all four parts of it and it was very well done. >> super timely. does the series examine the impact of the pandemic on this population? >> reporter: yeah. it was interesting. i was talking with them about that and don said they just wrapped up their shoot just
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before the pandemic hit. so then all of this started and they saw a whole different side to this story and decided well, we'll have to do a season two. so they're shooting season two now and that will come out later this year. >> look forward to seeing it. thank you. keep sending your stories and ideas to project home at and see all of susie's reporting on our website. also tonight a bay area lawmaker is urging california prison guards not to take a dangerous gamble with covid-19. the union that represents them is planning a two-day junket at caesar's palace in las vegas later this month. among the invited guests, representatives from all 35 state prisons as well as parole agents and retired members. >> why does anyone want to play russian roulette with this virus? do what the public health officials have asked us. that is how we will all stay safe and prison guards who are state employees, you especially
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should be modeling the best behavior. >> we reached out to the california correctional peace officers association for a comment on this. so far we have not heard back. paul heggen standing by with a look at our weather and hopefully showers are coming our way pretty soon. >> yes. some showers already making their way into the north bay and it's remarkable how similar this looks to the rain event that moved in about 36 hours ago. looks pretty intense on the radar as most of the rain is still offshore, some of it starting to make its way into the north bay, mostly into sonoma county, but a little bit into marin county now, but the same pattern will repeat itself. a lot of this is going to weaken as it makes its way across the bay area. we'll zoom in for a closer look where the rain is falling, just a few sprinkles around santa rosa, but there is rain in the vicinity of healdsburg extending down to around bodega bay. the majority of the rain is still offshore but steadily inching closer and closer to the coast. let's switch to the future radar and show you how things
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are going to evolve. here's the big picture perspective. it's been raining a while in mendocino and lake counties. here's future radar and how things will move in. within the next couple hours that rain will make significant progress towards the coast. it's going to move through the golden gate while widespread rain will fall in the north bay. we'll wind the clock forward a couple hours. that rain makes its way farther inland in the east bay. i think this forecast model overdoes the intensity of the rain a little bit. i think it's got a really good handle on the placement of it. it's going to weaken as it makes its way farther inland. the inland portions of the east bay, santa clara valley, you won't pick up a lot of rain out of this system and like the rain that came through yesterday, it's going to scoot through very quickly. it's going to be largely gone as the sun comes up tomorrow morning other than a few leftover sprinkles here and there and even those will be long gone as we head through the rest of the morning. we should see sunshine mixed with fair weather clouds heading into the the afternoon. how much rain overall? we'll add it up and futurecast isn't overly impressed with the
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amounts. generally we're talking around a 0.1-inch of rain, less than that for the santa clara valley and inland in the east bay, some spots in the north bay may be approaching a quarter inch of rainfall. this is not a drought buster. we'll take what we can get. the rain is about to move into santa rosa where temperatures are in the 40s, but still around 50 degrees around the water near oakland and san francisco, 51 degrees downtown. temperatures retreat slightly. we'll wake up to 40s tomorrow morning because of the blanket of clouds keeping us out of the 30s and our dog of date for tomorrow seems to be pretty happy about the direction the forecast is heading as the sun breaks through. jack gets to enjoy that sunshine in san rafael, temperatures rising to the upper 50s to around 60 degrees. that's going to be pretty typical territory across the entire bay area, upper 50s along the coast. the rest of us will reach high temperatures in the low to even mid-60s. these temperatures are 4 to 7 degrees above average for this time of year. that's a trend that's going to
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continue with similar temperatures over the weekend, even warmer temperatures by the middle of next week, mid-60s inland with low to mid-60s by the bay and the dry weather that kicks in by midmorning tomorrow will continue likely all the way through the martin luther king holiday weekend. we'll keep an eye on things just in case some rain tries to sneak our way. hey, paul, a 49er assistant coach is leaving, just not the one you're thinking about. st like cordless phones. - ( phone ringing ) - big button, and volume-enhanced phones. get details on this state program. visit right now or call during business hours.
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- ( phone ringing ) - get details on this state program visit right now or call during business hours. dennis is here now with sports. stanford basketball has been impressive this season especially considering they don't really have a home. >> yeah. they don't need ruby slippers, liz, due to santa clara's ban on contact sports. stanford basketball has not played a single game at home. you know what? life on the road ain't so bad for the cardinal. stanford hosting washington tonight in their temporary home in santa cruz, final seconds
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first half cardinal spencer jones knocked down the three just before the halftime buzzer. stanford led at the break, 38- 21. second half play of the night freshman sensation ziaire williams, the steal, the windmill jam. williams reported his second triple double of the season. stanford won, 91-75. they are 3-1 in pac-12 play. the bears facing washington state, opening minute, cal grant who missed the last four games after an appendectomy knocks down the three. second half on the reverse they cap a 10-0 run and put wazzu up. th-60. cal is 0-5 in conference play. first half josh kunan with
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a rejection leaving to a fast break. usf is up six. the dons started the second half on a 12-0 run. usf outscored portland, 47-21 in the second half and won, 88- 64. nfl last february 49er assistant coach katie sowers became the first female ever to coach in the super bowl. >> you know, everyone says i'm the first to be in the super bowl. the most important thing lastan that will be the case. >> well, after four years sowers will not be returning because the 49ers are making the decision to help advance her career generally working with the receivers. she was the 49ers first female coach and the first openly gay
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coach in the nfl. college football alabama running back harris won the walker award given to the nation's top back. this season harris has rushed for over 1,300 yards, 24 touchdowns, finished fifth in the heisman race to cap off his college career monday night in the national championship game against ohio state. little known fact, he was
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spacex starting the new year off with a bang. >> three, two, one, zero, ignition. and liftoff. >> a falcon 9 rocket carrying a turkish communication satellite thundered into orbit from cape canaveral tonight, the first of at least 40 falcon 9 flights spacex is planning this ye
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before we go tonight we want to say a special thank you to one of the best street reporters i've ever known, our own joe vazquez. >> yeah. he is moving on to his next challenge after 16 years here at kpix5. joe, you've covered pretty much every single major news event over the past 16 years. you've been right there front and center, but you mentioned 2020 was your toughest year of reporting. >> yeah. it's been a tough year for all of us, right? >> yeah. >> so this was tough for our crews who are still out there covering a pandemic. normally we go to the experts and they would tell us what's going on and a lot of times this year the experts are going i don't know. >> right. >> so it's been very difficult, but the wildfires, the coverage of the george floyd protests. it's been a tough year, but it's also enabled me to spend more time with my family and i'm digging in. so i've decided i'm going to spend a little more time with
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them before i do something else. >> you're a spectacular newsman and a spectacular reporter. we will captioning sponsored by cbs >> world leaders are condemning the domestic terrorism at the u.s. capitol and pointing the finger at president trump. the attempted coup making headlines around the world. turkey's foreign ministry on twitter saying we believe that the u.s. will overcome this domestic political crisis in maturity. we recommend our citizens in the u.s.a. stay away from crowded places -- again, deliberately mimicking the language that the u.s. would normally use to warn its citizens in dangerous places in the world. ♪


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