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fendt check to a pregnancy test. put a small amount of the drug, along with a little water on the test strip, and wait five minutes. two lines on the strip mean the drug is free of detect double fentanyl. one line, that's a positive test result. allison says they want to make the tests as accessible as condoms were during the height of the aids crisis. >> do you remember the time that you would go to a bar, maybe during the aids crisis, were you did just find a condom in the bar for free, we're doing that with fentanyl testing strips, bringing the fentanyl test strips to places where recreational drug users actually go. >> reporter: that include bars, restaurants, and tattoo parlors. >> we want to make sure these people are savvy and safe, have informed consent before they do drugs. >> right now allison and her partner are paying for those test strips themselves, but they are looking for more funding for their nonprofit to expand the testing program. governor newsom just launched a new effort to clean
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up california, especially its roads. he kicked it off near interstate 80 in richmond today. it is a one million-dollar effort. caltrans crews picking up trash all over the state, part of the governor's 12 billion-dollar comeback plan. >> it's too dirty. time to clean up the state. time to be a little bit more accountable. time to use our tax dollars a little bit more appropriately. >> the governor says this will also give thousands of jobs to veterans, people who are transitioning from homelessness, and at risk youth. >> communities want to be involved in making their own neighborhood more beautiful and livable, and safer. >> last year caltrans crews collected enough waste in the bay area to fill up 18,000 trash trucks. so what happens if the trash returns after this? the governor says the crews will be back out there. we first brought you governor newsom's remarks live on cbsn bay area. you can watch 24/7 streaming on or the kpix 5 news
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app . there has been a covert outbreak at the state capitol, and now, california lawmakers and staffers must all wear masks. reporter heather janssen in sacramento with details. >> reporter: the masks are back inside the state capitol after this memo revealed the nine cases. jacqueline navarro wasn't thrilled to hear four of the cases involved people who had the shots, and she's worried about the more contagious delta variant. >> it's definitely a concern, which is why i wear a mask. >> reporter: we are told some of the people who tested positive at the capitol also wore masks. robert withrow thinks it's inevitable california could bring back a mask mandate statewide. >> you're only mandated to wear a mask at certain places, but not everyplace. we are going to have a huge uptick, probably. san leandro will soon have a new police chief. the city manager appointed bill
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fridge and. fridge and is currently the chief at seaside in monterey county. he's been chief since 2018. he was a finalist for the top spot in oakland, where laurent armstrong was hired. fridge and will become chief on september 13th, the day after act in chief susan mannheim her steps down. today california's attorney general unveiled a new plan to investigate police shootings throughout the state. >> first, a law enforcement bulletin on 18 1506 notification requirements. two, our criminal law divisions 18 1506 protocols. three, the investigation procedural guidelines for our division of law enforcement. stdata the state justice department estimates there will be up to 50 officer involved shootings each year that require your their involvement, and to meet that challenge, there will be two police shooting investigation teams staffed by 27 special agents, one team from northern california, another from southern
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california. caught on camera, a father tackling a sex offender caught creeping outside his young daughter's bedroom. as reporter ryan hale tells us, the family had to actually pin him down and duct tape that suspect until police arrived. >> reporter: surveillance cameras at these home in stanislaus county capturing the aftermath of a frightening encounter. in and breaking into your young child's room while they're sleeping. i spoke with martha zepeda, and her older daughter, ceci, who didn't want to show their faces. cc translated for me what her mother said happened. >> she was basically saying that he wants, knocked at the door, he tried to open the door, then peeking through the windows, trying to see, and he was trying his private parts. >> reporter: cc also translated for me that her father then warned the man, who the
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stanislaus county sheriff's office is identifying as daniel diaz, a registered sex offender, to leave or else. she says he apparently didn't leave but went around to the other side of the house, and that's when her father heard the man come through the window of his little girl's room. >> the man turned on the lights and at that point my sister woke up and she got scared. >> reporter: this older sister says she screamed for her husband and her father tackled him and pulled him out of the house. the camera captured outside and cc's father pinned him down, and you can hear him duck taping diaz to restrain them as they called 911. >> i was pretty scared because i thought the man had taken a man kidnapped him. it's really sad that people are outside doing things like that. >> reporter: martha tells me her younger daughter is fine, but she's scared, something ceci is feeling, too. >> i feel like i'm not safe. >> reporter: an intense and disturbing morning for this family in the neighborhood, after hearing about what happened.
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>> we are girls, and we didn't know if it was going to happen to us, like it could be us. >> that's ryan hill reporting. diaz is facing a litany of charges, including child endangerment, peeping and prowling. an illegal fireworks bust in san francisco. police seized about 70 pounds of explosives. police say they received a tip from the fire department that someone was selling illegal fireworks in the mission district. officers from mission police station went undercover in this operation and they bought the fireworks, and then arrested the suspect who sold it to them. all fireworks, including those labeled safe and sane, are illegal in the city. some car thieves are getting more than they bargained for. a radioactive device stolen from a work truck in sacramento. now, federal agents are on alert. reporter elizabeth kling is getting a closer look at the stolen device and the potential harm it could cause. >> reporter: car break-ins are not new at the oak ridge apartments on college oak drive in sacrament. >> one gentleman over here had his back window smashed out of
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his van. >> my wife's car actually got broken into before. >> reporter: last weekend the thief took off with something so dangerous that it's triggered a homeland security alert. the stolen device is called a nuclear gauge and it contains radioactive amounts of cesium 137. if misused or tampered with, the cesium could cause serious injury or death. the sheriff department responded to investigate the burglary and they notified their bombs bought in the fbi about the crime. >> that is a concern. >> it's sad that in this state it's not surprising. >> reporter: the device was stolen from a work truck belonging to wallace cool, a local engineering firm. they say it was secured in a locked metal box, bolted to the truck. the nuclear gauge is used at construction sites, shooting a beam of gamma rays into the soil to measure density and moisture content. engineers seno risk if left alone, but now, people who live in the area are worried about being exposed to harmful radiation if it's misused. >> there's a lot of kids that play around here, for something to be out there like that, that's kind of dangerous. >> authorities are worried that the thief may not even know
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that the hazardous thing was stolen, or it could be hazardous. the engineering firm is offering a reward for the return of this gauge. two people are dead, another seriously hurt after this, the corvette they were in, crashed into a backyard swimming pool. police say the driver lost control early this morning in chico. the sports car hit a curb, went airborne over a wall, then flipped into that pool. all three people inside the car ejected. the third the him still in the hospital this evening. no word on why the driver lost control of that car. coming up preventing flooding in the south bay, the work being done right now at the anderson dam and reservoir. in the bay area man looking to break his own record for the longest nonstop teeter totter session. coming up all new at 6:00, a struggling bay area college sued by its own alums. what the group is demanding from its alma mater. we all should be able to
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live in a safe community. >> oakland's poli delicia: this is where all our recycling is sorted -- 1.2 million pounds every day, helping to make san francisco the greenest big city in america. but that's not all you'll find here. there are hundreds of good-paying jobs,
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with most new workers hired from bayview-hunter's point. we don't just work at recology, we own it, creating opportunity and a better planet. now, that's making a difference.
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former president jimmy carter and his wife rosalyn celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary today. it makes them the longest married presidential come full in history. the former president says his biggest secret to a long- lasting marriage is to marry the right person, and never go to bed angry. the carders also say they read the bible together every night. one east bay man is looking to break an unusual record he first set 50 years ago. take a look. this is chuck walker. you can see him and his buddy, mike hart, and you can see they're working together to break a record for the longest nonstop teeter totter session. so they set up their own on the classic playground toy in concord and got to seesawing.
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walker said he's trying to beat the record he said when he was 18 years old. he says at the time, he and his friend teeter tottered for nine days, totaling 260 hours. so far they've made it five days. >> guess there's no speed limit, you can go as low as you want. >> keep on teeter tottering. okay, keep the food and water coming. the bay area woman who has made it her mission to help low income families. we'll introduce you to this week's jefferson award winner. now that the bay area is reopening, we are
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a tickertape parade. usually it's a team that wins a championship. these folks are a team and they are winners. today new york city honored its pandemic champions, the front- line workers. 10 marching bands and 14 floats representing 260 groups of essential workers. nurse sandra lindsay was the parade's grant marshall. she was the first person in the country to get an fda approved covid shot. >> this is just amazing. it's a big hug from new york. >> a lot of our hometown heroes, the sanitation workers, the nurses auntrocery, transit, you name it, just to be able to give them just a thank you.
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>> there's a lot you could name, too. new york's mayor says the men and women honored today made history during the city's toughest hour. living in the rural areas of southern san mateo's coast can be certainly isolating and challenging, especially for low income folks who are still learning english. >> that's where the region's only community resource center comes in. the one who had set up is this week's bay area jefferson award winner. >> rita mann set a hernandez is known as a catalyst for change on the south coast, a go to person if you have a problem, or a good idea. >> reporter: farmworkers get a ride to pescadero community church for a family-style home- cooked meal. the free weekly events, a long- running program of the 23-year- old nonprofit. >> it's festive, it's friendly. >> reporter: executive director rita manzella hernandez. >> we make sure that it's safe
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and the people know that it's a place where they are welcome. >> reporter: rita has headed point a for the last five years. it serves 2500 people, farmworkers, undocumented immigrants, and other low income folks in pescadero, the honda and san gregorio. the family resource center provides what many people need for daily living, from farmers markets and food giveaways to programs in financial education and age, health and wellness, and youth leadership. >> we are really that bridge between them now and a place where they are more sustainable with their families. >> reporter: farmworker christabel crews says puente provided clothes, esl classes and medical assistance. today he goes back as a board member. >> it's not only personal for me but in general for the whole family. >> reporter: volunteer eugenia cerrato's is grateful for financial support and food over
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the years. >> support for not only for my family, for the community. >> she's a great advocate. >> reporter: development director alejandra ortega says they can meet needs as they arise because rita is open to new ideas, whether it's starting a covid relief fund for undocumented families, or a co-op childcare center. >> she's there to listen and then, okay, what can we do to provide the service? where can we get the funds from, but we need to talk to? >> rita, herself an immigrant from mexico, claims great we ward in serving others. >> this is the right thing to do, and i love what i do. >> reporter: for the community resource center to make life better for families, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to rita hernandez. >> rita says puente's outreach and partnerships have made a big difference in the pandemic, especially because at least 90% of south coast agricultural workers have been vaccinated on
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the south coast against covid- 19. that's a big deal. >> that's amazing. she's a huge bridge to get them that information. sharon, thank you. if you'd like to nominate a quiet hero for a bay area jefferson award, go to our website, and click on the nominations tab for the online form. paul heggen joining us again and this is kind of looking like deja vu all over again. that line behind you, fog and if you areas of drizzle. >> we did change the wording a little bit. you can go back in the dvr and check the way we word it just so you know it's a different day and i'm wearing a different type. is pretty much the same pattern we've been in for one more night, then some changes kick in. the warming begins around e water thursday. the heating begins inland and it is going to be hot this weekend for inland parts of the bay area. share that seven-day forecast in just a second. first let's check out today's
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high temperatures with a nice look from the top of the mark hopkins hotel. us to see more blue sky this evening compared to the past few evenings but there is fog hanging out in the distance and it only made it up to 59 degrees in downtown san francisco, barely warmer than that in half moon bay. temperatures did back 70 degrees in san jose but that was cooler than we expected, about where we expected to end up in concord and fairfield coming into the mid to upper 80s. your temperatures are going to be about 10 degrees warmer for tomorrow. 57 half moon bay, 63 at sfo but still in the upper 50s downtown. mid-60s for open and 63 degrees and a word with mostly 70 starter inland but just below 70 in san jose and still in the 80s for concord and in fairfield. entities breezy out there once again this evening. watch what happens to the winds as we go through the rest of this evening. the wings gradually calm down, it will still be a noticeable breeze from time to time tomorrow but when they start off with connor wins tomorrow morning, they don't pick up as fast.
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still the strongest gust, never mind the sustained wind, the strongest gust are only going to be 10 miles an hour by noon. that's a big change from the past few days and even during the afternoon, which is our windiest time of day, near the coast 20 miles an hour, further inland still just 10 to 15 miles an hour. that lack of a strong onshore wind gives those temperatures a little more room to warm up. fog is going to spread out into the inland valleys but that heat dome over the desert southwest holding towards us is going to squash the marine layer, which gives the sun a lot more chance to burn through a lot more quickly so unobstructed visibility and linda by 9:00 in the morning and visibility even around the bay are going to be unobstructed already by noon, pushing that fog all the way back toward the coast and even some peeks of sunshine along the coast for the next several afternoons, even though your temperatures aren't going to be a whole lot different. temperatures tonight dropping down into the 50s, also not a whole lot different from where we've been the past several nights. the difference is going to be tomorrow. around the bay it will be a modest warm-up, temperatures into the upper 60s for san
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francisco once that early morning fog retreats. that's almost exactly normal for this time of year. santa rosa warming into the upper 80s tomorrow afternoon, 10 degrees warmer than today, close to 90 degrees and even hotter weather on the way this weekend. concord gets up into the mid to upper 90s by thursday afternoon. plenty of sunshine throughout the day. san jose maybe not quite that warm but also a significant jump from that 71 degree high temperature today, that lack of a strong onshore wind making its way through the valleys. it's going to lock temperatures in the sand valley to reach up into the upper 80s. on the rest of the map we are going to see colder temperatures along the coast but you'll see some sunshine, that the france for you. temperatures around normal around the bay and about five to 10 degrees above normal further inland. the hotspots east of mt. diablo reaching up to around 100 degrees already tomorrow for fairfield and antioch at the hotter weather is still in store for us for friday, saturday and sunday. even with the hotter temperatures tomorrow, our fire danger index only climbs to a 3 or 4 for inland parts of the east bay and northbay, that's less than half way up the scale because we are not going to
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have that strong wind, so the increasing temperatures balanced by the decreasing window. not as big a picture on friday, the numbers of the climb up to around 4 or 5. you see a lot more yellow orange in between the communities, especially in solano county, eastern contra costa county, eastern alameda county. that fire thread on friday is going to be escalating and it will stay elevated as the vegetation continues to cook with the near triple digit temperatures through the weekend and and down to what's normal by tuesday and wednesday. low temperatures around the band along the coast are going to back down to below normal by the middle of x we. we'll talk about which parts of the bay area are under excessive heat watches and excessive heat warnings coming up at 6:00. new at 6:00, we chat one on one with oakland's police chief about rising crime in the city and asking what he hopes a major rally later this week will achieve. plus, -- i'm john ramos at mills college in oakland, where the school is being sued by some of its own alumni.
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we'll explain why coming. we'll introduce you to the strait a bay area student who is picking up more than good grades. the new distinction he earned in
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a massive construction project to rebuild anderson reservoir in morgan hill is underway. >> kpix 5's devon feely on efforts to make the earthquake
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safe. >> reporter: if this reservoir was full thism was to fail, it would be, in a word, devastation. devastation for communities downstream of here, and this project, the first of many, u wod ex in the iminate middle of a drought, the spillway at anderson reservoir is bone dry. but just four years ago it looked like this, the reservoir overflowing, sending torrents of water cascading over the spillway, and eventually flooding communities downstream. >> where we saw the flood just a couple years ago, and in fact we know we don't need a cataclysmic event for those floods to happen again. we just need a topping over again. >> reporter: the problem at the time was the water district couldn't empty the reservoir fast enough and make room for the next round of rain, thereby avoiding those devastating floods. the water district broke ground on a 10 year, $575 million project that would do two basic things -- and large the
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reservoir's drainage system, hopefully eliminating the threat of floods, and retrofitting the dam to withstand a major earthquake. >> we are 15 minutes away, in the case of a devastating earthquake, from total devastation. a wall of water would just destroy morgan hill. >> reporter: the district created this computer simulation to demonstrate the effects of a catastrophic failure of the dam. there is little risk of flooding today. santa clara county's largest reservoir has been depleted by the drought, and further emptied in anticipation of construction. it's much needed storage capacity lost until the retrofit is complete. >> it has more water than all the other reservoirs in santa clara county put together, and so we need it, and we are not going to be able to use it again until it's fixed, so this is a very important day. >> reporter: the complete rebuild of the dam is expected to take about a decade. there are some optimists at the water district who think they can complete the work in eight years. at anderson reservoir, devon feely, kpix 5. >> i think we all need to say that we obviously want to live
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in a community that is safe. oakland's police chief taking on a new strategy for combating a surge in violent crime. his appeal to the community. looking light outside, triple digits making a come back to the bay area. the spots that are going to sizzle in less than 24 hours. a group of mills college alums are suing their alma mater. what they are demanding from their struggling school ergo good evening, i'm juliette goodrich and for elizabeth. >> i'm ken bastida and we begin with the oakland police chief, in his own words, explaining why he's taking a novel approach to fighting a rise in crime. as we take a look at oakland, just the past six months, the city passing at least 67 homicides. that is up 30% from last year. and officers have recovered more than 600 firearms. kpix 5's wilson walker is live with more on the chief's plan to cut those numbers down. wilson? >> ken, the chief is having a
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rally at this very spot, the amphitheater here on lake merritt. on saturday it is a call to end the violence. the chief said it's also his own way of admitting that he and his force alone cannot turn around the numbers that you just rattled off. so what type of oakland citizen might be thinking about attending such a rally? just as we were finishing our conversation with the chief, someone walked up and wanted to join our conversation. had a listen. >> i live right over there. i see what's happening here. i've lived here for 14 years now. >> reporter: frustrated with crime, some of which has unfolded right near his lake merritt home, we didn't even have to tell danny about the chief's weekend rally. >> right, i heard about that. >> go ahead, then. >> i hope to attend the rally. i'd like to show my appreciation to the work, the hard work that the oakland police department is having, being shortstaffed, crime increasing. it's a serious problem. >> there's a lot of discussion
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