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to the strain on our power grid. good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. a statewide flex alert is in effect until 9:00 tonight due to the lingering triple digit heat and other parts of the state, as well as the fast- growing bootleg fire in oregon, which is threatening transmission lines that fell down into california. let's take a live look at current power demand. you can see that we are right up against the forecasted peak, but still well below what's available. again, that flex alert is in effect until 9:00 tonight. let's bring in chief meteorologist paul heggen. should be a lot easier for the bay area to conserve because it's not so hot here. >> a bit on the chilly side. san francisco made it up to 57 today, the coast only 55. other parts of the state are to bhot. re going these are the high temperatures for tomorrow.
the inland heat continues. temperatures well into the 90s for most inland parts of the state, if not above 100 degrees, so that is going to put more stress on the statewide power grid. our temperatures aren't going to be nearly this level. the hottest spots around the bay area, farther inland in the east bay only reaching the upper half of the 80s around antioch and brent wood. most temperatures going to be in the 70s inland by temperatures around the bay in the 50s and 60s yet again tomorrow. a closer look at tomorrow's high temperatures around the area and how long this pattern is going to last coming up in just a few minutes. a 4000 acre fire forcing evacuations near yosemite national park. just 5% contained at this hour. one couple shared their video of the river fire that was racing toward their home as they tried in vain to fight back with a garden hose. >> ashes were falling just everywhere, and he was still whipping at the flames getting close to the house, 20 feet from the house, and i just said, we got to go. to the north, crews are
gaining ground on a fire that now covers an area triple the size of san francisco. the beckwourth complex is 23% contained. here is a look at some of the destruction in the small community of doyle, where the fire tore through more than 20 buildings. chopper 5 over pleasanton ridge regional park where the search is on for a missing runner and it's intensifying tonight. 37-year-old philip kreycik of berkeley has been missing since saturday when he failed to return from what was supposed to be an hour long run. more than a dozen local agencies and nearly 100 volunteers are combing the park looking for him. also in alameda county, a sheriffs dive team says it believes it has located the body of a missing swimmer in lake del valle, using sonar and robotic cameras. they say it appears that the man drowned after jumping in near the dam yesterday. live look at san francisco, where new numbers show a rise
in certain types of violent crimes. kpix 5's andria borba on this crime stat that has the police chief particularly frustrated. >> the concern from chief william scott is over gun violence and the incidence of it in the city so far this year. >> reporter: while rolling out the midyear crime statistics, sf pd chief william scott along with mayor lund inbreed wanted to refute the notion that san francisco is crime infested. >> it's personal to me when people look at our city and they think what they see on the video is what the city represents. we all live here, work here. this is a great city and it's a safe city. >> reporter: the numbers were a mixed bag that included a slight rise in homicides year- over-year, but a significant spike in gun violence, with 119 shootings compared to 58 incidents at this point in 2020. >> you will go to jail.
we will catch you eventually. >> reporter: scott said these aren't just statistics, that each number represents a family affect did. he was pushed to the ground and killed on a morning walk in january in the anza vista neighborhood. >> we don't want another family to be attacked like my father. >> reporter: while frustrated that the arrest made by sf pd that haven't been prosecuted by the da's office, chief scott would only offer this criticism of the a chesa boudin's policies. >> if a person has been arrested five times, when do we detain them? even if they got an ankle monitoring system, they still can make crimes. we know this because we've been able to prove crimes that way. wind we detain the person until they have their day in court? and for some people, that needs to be done so they're not victimizing more people while they're waiting on their day in court. >> reporter: a sentiment echoed by mayor breedy. >> now that they turned these cases over, there needs to be some level of accountability. >> reporter: car break-ins made infamous through videos that have gone viral on social media are up nearly 700 cases year-
over-year. >> some of the plans to combat some of these rising crime statistics include an excess of officers in areas like here, around fisherman's wharf and ghiradelli square. 16 officers, in fact, whose job is to patrol this area and make sure that tourists don't get their vehicles broken into while they're parked here, enjoying the sights and sounds of san francisco. they say that this is going to take a lot of work and perhaps some years to get the sf pd forces numbers back to where they could be. live in san francisco tonight, andria borba, kpix 5. >> a lot of work in the. if you'd like to watch the full press conference, we posted a link to it on our website, kpix.com. it's a hard note for governor newsom. a judge just denied his request to be listed as a democrat on the september recall ballot. because his campaign missed the deadline to submit his party
affiliation. the campaign said that it was inadvertent but the judge ruled it's too late. we reached out to the governor's office for a comment. have not heard back. still to come, how the white house is looking to san jose for help in solving the nation's gun violence crisis. we just learned there will be no about-face from the state on school masks, despite what the cdc says. and the breakthrough treatment for people traumatized by the pandemic. what you need to know before trying it. this is a tool for people to start addressing trauma in a really safe way. >> we don't even know what the long-term risks are.
experts are predicting a tsunami of psychiatric illness post pandemic. >> and for some, a breakthrough treatment promises relief. juliette goodrich on what you need to know before you try this. >> reporter: in the bay area, covid may feel under control, but for many of us, we may still feel chronically exhausted, burned out, anxious and depressed. now there's a new treatment, but it does come with controversy. meet julia whitty. for years she struggled with ptsd and severe depression. >> it impacts everything in your life. >> reporter: doctors prescribed traditional antidepressants. some were helpful up to a point. >> nothing has really worked to deal with it. >> reporter: that is until she tried a drug approved by the fda more than 50 years ago. it's a powerful anesthetic known as ketamine. >> i feel brighter. i feel more optimistic.
>> reporter: julius is the drug helped her navigate the extreme isolation and stress of covid. >> i shudder to think actually, if i had gone through the pandemic without the ketamine. >> reporter: ketamine is used in war zones, emergency rooms, pain clinics, and in veterinary medicine. that here in marin county, it's used to treat the mind. >> it's the best antidepressant we have, and especially when embedded in psychotherapy. >> reporter: dr. phil wolfson is the medical director at the center for transformational psychotherapy. at the center, therapists use ketamine off label for medical conditions is not approved to treat. >> for depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress and other mood concerns. >> reporter: patients take a low-dose lozenge or get a shot in the arm. the psychotherapy session can last up to three hours. >> this is a tool for people to start addressing trauma in a really safe way. >> reporter: it's a mind altering experience. >> it's like going into a deep dream. >> reporter: ketamine is
classified as a hallucinogen. it distorts the senses, can put you in a trance, even produce a full out of body experience. >> i had a little trepidation when i first came into use it, but actually the feelings for me have been so euphoric and so blissful that i don't have any fear about atl anymore. >> reporter: the therapist believed the psychedelic trip is key. >> when you come back from your journey, you come back with what we call new mind, so you have a different perspective. you're no longer stuck in the loop of whatever it was. >> reporter: new treatments are desperately needed. dr. lawrence par is with the national institute of mental health. >> while we do have good drugs to treat depression, and in general they're fairly safe, they don't work all the time. >> reporter: and they may take weeks to show any benefit. parks says ketamine provides rapid relief within an hour or two to people who have not responded to other medicines. patients feel better for about a week. >> the discovery of ketamine being an effective antidepressant was really one of the major break is in the
past 50 years. >> however, he is concerned about the widespread off label use of the drug. park points to clinics popping up that offer iv infusions of ketamine. it's not always covered by insurance, and often without a qualified mental health ofessional on-site. >>hai uld say to the patients is to be really cautious about thinking about using them. >> reporter: in addition, ketamine has been abused for years as a party drug. >> under the monitor of special k. >> reporter: a recent stanford study shows concern. the drug appears to impact a part of the brain linked to an of behavior. researchers are urging caution. >> we don't know how to optimize the benefit and limit the risk, and we don't even know what the long-term risks are. >> reporter: dr. wilson believes ketamine's 50 year record supports it safety and has seen no evidence of dependence in patients. while the drug does not work for everyone --
>> miracles happen all the time. >> reporter: as for julia -- >> a very, very positive experience. >> the center just got approval to begin a ketamine trial with patients who have a year or less to live. in san francisco, juliette goodrich, kpix 5. >> it turns out there is also an fda approved nasal spray made from a chemical cousin of ketamine, but it must be administered in a dock or's office under supervision. taking a look at your top headlines, a bit of a backwards light on the road to recovery. california confirmed nearly 9000 new covid cases over the weekend and nearly 100 additional deaths. and the state's test positivity average has risen to 2.6%. and in just the past couple of hours, the state confirmed that k-12 students will have to stay masked up that school until further notice, despite the cdc saying it safe or fully vaccinated students to go without. there will be exceptions for students with special needs and the state says it will review its guidance on an ongoing
basis. san jose mayor sam liccardo was among the city and law enforcement leaders invited to the white house today for a roundtable discussion on reducing gun violence. san jose recent.new rules requiring that all gun purchases be recorded, and mandating that gunowners carry insurance. the bay area is among five major metros where the feds are deploying gun trafficking strike forces. >> the president is genuinely engaged with local communities, trying to understand what's happening on the ground. >> we recognize that we have to come together to fulfill the first responsibility of democracy. that's to keep each other safe. in the biden administration says it stands by cuban demonstrators who just mounted the biggest protest in decades against the communist government. they say they are angry over a lack of freedom, along with a
failing economy, and shortages of food, medicine, and power. cuba's president blames the unrest on u.s. sanctions. we asked bay area cubans for their take. >> the party line is that the embargo will just simply end, than a lot of these troubles wouldn't be occurring. and frankly, i can't necessarily argue with that. >> they trade with countries it'sanemt by government, unfortunately. >> the president declined to comment today on the possibility of lifting the sanctions, but did promise and a date later this week. it's raining fish in utah right now. sounds like a biblical plague, but it's actually an effort to restock about 200 high elevation lakes. the time-saving method has been around since the 1950s and apparently has a high success rate. wildlife workers say one plane can deliver 35,000 freefalling fish in a single flight. what's? >> hence the term, flying fish. california would take just
about any kind of rain right now as we look live at the sunny skies in the south bay. >> tomorrow the city of santa clara is expected to call for conservation beyond valley waters, 15% cut by declaring a local drought emergency, and paul, no relief on the horizon from that. >> we wouldn't expect it at this time of year, anyway. the best we can get is a little bit of drizzle when the fog thickens up like it has been throughout today, for instance along the coast and around most of the bay as well. the onshore breeze is going to continue through the rest of this week and that means our cooler than average temperatures are going to continue through the rest of this week as well. the heat retreating a little farther awaiting the east and southeast. temperatures are going to stay on the cooler side through the end of the work week and just a little baby warm-up in store as we head into the weekend.
right now from the top of the mark hopkins hotel there is cloud cover and fog, even a little bit of drizzle on the camera lens. ground level, not much of that region just yet but that's going to change later on tonight. temperatures are cool, 55 downtown, that spot but just 60 degrees in oakland, not much one for the east bay. mid-60s for santa rosa, low 70s liver morant in concord, the warmest spots on the map, just a dramatic change from where we were 48 hours ago. it is a bit easy out there, still hot inland. temperatures up to 100 degrees, contrast between their hot temperatures and the cool weather around the bay area helps to get the onshore breeze to really kick in as you get a little further into the delta. we are getting some 30-plus mile an hour wind gusts indicated by all those brighter colors in contra costa and solano counties, for the most part the strongest gust around 15 to 20 miles per hour. temperatures dropping down into the low to mid 50s for the rest of us, farther east around 60 degrees, slightly below average for this time of year and high
temperatures tomorrow are going to be well below average, 5 to 10 degrees below normal and we're going to end up in the 50s, 60s, 70s to around 80 degrees for even the warmest spots farther east around the going to warm up into the upper half of the 80s. only the mid to upper 50s along the coast. temperatures down the a miof 60 thing for the southern half of the east bay. temperatures in the santa clara valley reaching the mid to upper 70s with a few low 80s santa clara valley. temperatures for the tri- valley, mid to upper 70s to around 80 degrees, farther east of the warm spots antioch and brentwood at 87 degrees. not very july like. temperatures around the bay only upper 50s. third day in a row, san francisco stuck 60 degrees with low to mid 60s for the east bay and mostly 70s for the north bay until you had farther north where temperatures are going to be a little tastier for inland mendocino county and most of lake county, in the 90s if not up to 100 degrees for ukiah and clearlake. temperatures stay very similar to tomorrow's readings pretty much the rest of the week, whether you're inland, by the bay or along the coast. just a little bit of a warm-up as we head into the weekend but low to mid 80s in july, we'll take that. a bit more of a warm-up on the way by early next week, away from the water close to 90
the sprawling google plex in mountain view no longer a virtual ghost town. >> they're coming back to work. employees are starting to return to the office on a voluntary basis, of course. 60% will be on a hybrid schedule for now. many told us that they're looking forward to the human interaction and the free food, of course. >> i don't need to cook on my own every day now. >> you're smiling. is that a good sign? >> of course it's a good sign for all the local businesses here in mountain view. >> the nearby sports page bar and grill also celebrating. they say they'll be able to start hiring again once those googleers return in full force.
for the first time in a long time, one of our cameras was able to hop aboard a san francisco cable car today. workers were giving free rides while doing some test runs. it' inspections before the cable cars officially reopen. people can hop on for free through next month. schedule and fares will kick back in in september. still to come, a suspected thief ends up in the doghouse after taking some stolen bay area puppies for a
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when their owner went to meet a prospective buyer. things took a turn. the victim says the man pulled out a gun and stole his truck with the dogs inside. police started chasing him and that's when he crashed on the freeway. the suspect was arrested. puppies were shaken up but are all doing okay. good news there. they're so cute. >> not so much for the truck. >> but it's the puppies that were the most important. thank you for watching. the news continues streaming on cbsn bay area. >> we'll see you back here at 11:00. more local news is your family ready for an emergency? you can prepare by mapping out two ways to escape your home, creating a supply kit, and including your whole family in practice drills. for help creating an emergency plan, visit safetyactioncenter.pge.com
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