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tv   KPIX 5 News at 430am  CBS  August 5, 2021 4:30am-5:00am PDT

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right now on kpix5 and streaming on cbsn bay area, looking live from our exclusive mark hopkins camera. good morning. it is thursday august 5. i am gianna franco. >> i am devin fehely. len kiese is off. good morning. you can see the fog settling in, in fact, even drizzle along the coast and around the bay. in san francisco we even have wet roadways, might need to use your windshield wipers a couple times if you are driving out and about with that patchy drizzle, strong on shore flow, sea breeze in full effect. with it daytime highs will be a few degrees below average once again, another cool day, low 60s along the coast. around the bay mid upper
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60s, 70s for peninsula, and inland locations we are talking 70s and 80s. air quality is moderate. we'll talk more about what you can expect taking you through the next several days coming up. let's check with gianna and those wet roadways. it's a little slick. i drove in from the coast and i was definitely using my windshield wipers this morning. things seem to be for the most part moving at the limit on major freeways especially east shore freeway, highway 4, 101. bay bridge toll plaza, you see traffic moving nicely with no brake lights or delays. san mateo bridge, traffic seems to be moving at the limit also with a travel time of 12 minutes between 880 and 101. nimitz freeway through oakland. traffic doesn't seem to be an issue but we will keep an eye
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on the roadways. we begin with an alarming rise in covid cases. the positivity rate hit 17% wednesday. >> we asked a ucsf infectious disease specialist what we need to know. >> latest variant delta plus is delta with mutation at the site where the spike attaches on to the launching pad or the receptor as we call it. this particular mutation makes it a little bit stickier. that's one issue. then it starts to be more vaccine evasive. >> latest surge has taken a huge toll on healthcare workers. >> kpix5 spoke with bay area nurses about what they're experiencing. >> reporter: as delta variant fuels the fourth wave some already exhausted front line workers who have worked through
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the pandemic feel a sense of daja vu. >> we don't have a huge amount of covid patients but i expect every two weeks for the number to continue to rise. >> reporter: a registered nurse at a bay area hospital didn't want us to reveal where she worked. she's done this for about five years. >> i work at the bed side in acute care hospital. >> reporter: the last year and a half has proven to be difficult, frustrating, physically, mentally exhausting. she hasn't burned out but has seen others who have and understands why. >> there has been turn over for nurses, nursing assistants. >> reporter: the trend is happening around the country and bay area hospitals are not immune. >> nurses, nursing assistants are one of the areas we continue to have to work through in order to find people to take care of our patients. >> reporter: the chief medical officer says though they have strong clinical programs they have to compete with other hospitals to hire. >> the times we have been
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through have been difficult for a number of reasons on society in general and nurses have been impacted by that. >> usually if you are a nurse, you care a lot. you will keep trying to give 100% until you have nothing left in your tank. >> reporter: sam has a lot left. >> i love helping people even itcan feel like an uphill battle. >> reporter: she hopes people do their part. >> if you haven't gotten a vaccine, i would love it if you got the vaccine. it will help us all. >> nurses tell us it creates a ripple effect when they test positive because it means there is one less healthcare worker available to care for patients. the city could be following in new york city's footsteps. city leaders are considering a plan that would require proof of vaccination for anyone entering indoor spaces like
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bars, gyms, sport arenas. the latest healthcare employee to require employees to be vaccinated. everyone from doctors to volunteers must provide proof by september 30 unless they have approved medical or religious exemption. this is after kaiser handed down a similar mandate. in sonoma health officials are requiring fire, law enforcement, emergency medical workers to show proof of vaccination or test weekly. the mandate takes effect september 1. relevant white house says vaccines are the only way out of the pandemic. international visitors might be required to prove they've been vaccinated before they can enter u.s. >> reporter: coronavirus' summer surge continues to grow. u.s. is now approaching 100,000 new cases a day. a month ago that number was below 15,000. >> the virus in our community is spreading rapidly. it is spreading everywhere.
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it is spreading intensely. >> reporter: some experts believe the situation is about to get worse. >> this virus is so extremely contagious your chances of getting through this without having become either vaccinated or infected is essentially zero. >> reporter: most cases involve the delta variant and most hospitalizations involve unvaccinated people. >> it's just keep increasing. you thought we would have been okay last week and this week it's higher. >> reporter: so far only half of the u.s. population is fully vaccinated. the pentagon will soon require active duty troops to be immunized. white house is planning to require nearly all foreign visitors to be vaccinated before they can enter. >> we cannot get out of it unless the world gets out of it together. >> reporter: as countries begin offering booster shots world health organization has called for moratorium on additional doses saying most of the world has yet to receive even a
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single vaccine. >> one more note, world health organization wants countries to hold off on boosters until end of september and hopes by then at least 10% of the population of every country will be vaccinated. on fire watch we are getting a look at the devastation dixie fire has caused in small plumas town of greenville. there is not much left but rubble. homes and businesses all consumed by flames. u.s. forest service says the fire to burn through the town of about 800. it's grown to 428 square miles across plumas and butte, now the eighth largest in california history. in placer a fire that broke out yesterday near colfax has scorched acres. thousands have been forced to evacuate homes in several areas
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across nevada and placer counties. a towering plume of smoke could be seen from over 70 hours away. two overnight shelters are now open. the air could get bad here. parts of the bay area are under air quality advisory due to wildfire smoke from fires in trinity and sis cue counties. this shows the spots seeing the unhealthy air. most spots are green but some are ticking up to red and orange. air quality advisory will be in place until tomorrow. pge stock has dropped after utility's admission about two recent wildfires. it's not just pge taking the hit. survivors of north bay fire storms and camp fire were to be paid in full for losses out of a trust based partially on pge stock. survivors are being affected. pge stock fell 3.5% after it told the public utility system
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that the equipment may be to blame for the fly fire in plumas county and the dixie fire. >> i think the shareholders made a bad bet on pge and ended up with cash. victims were forced to take stock he deal and itis unfortunate because we are being used and abused to shield other investors. >> it's estimated the victims' trust fund holds up to 25% of pge stock. every time the stock dips the pot for survivors gets smaller and smaller. coming up, a new documentary takes in depth look at what's behind california's devastating fires. >> fire can be our friend or our enemy. >> climate change is only partly to blame and what may be an even bigger factor. you don't have to go to a galaxy far, far away to get the full star wars experience but you do have to shell out a big
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chunk of change. taking a look live outside at the skyline in san francisco. the time is 4:40. we'll be right back.
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one business in contra costa says it is not going to follow the new mask guidelines even though mandate applies to almost all of the bay area. a few hours before the mask mandate went into effect, it
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posted this statement saying it's aware of the guidance and will not be enforcing it. contra costa county district attorney's office says they will be sending enforcement officers to the business. >> most businesses want to do the right thing. we don't want to be punitive. we are trying to work with them, educate them, ensure they can operate safely for everyone. >> if danville bowl does not implement it could be fined $250 for first offense and up to $1,000 per day if they still refuse to ask customers to wear masks. record rebound for uber. elise preston reports from the new york stock exchange. it was an up and down day on wall street amid continuing concerns among investors about delta variant and sluggish jobs market. 330,000 jobs were added last month according to payroll processor adp. that's only about half of what
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was expected. dow jones fell 323 points. nasdaq was up 19. s&p 500 dropped 20. uber rebounded after dismal year of pandemic related losses. yesterday the ride sharing app posted best ever quarterly numbers. revenues reached almost $4 billion as ridership bounced back and delivery service expanded. shares of uber dropped as the company continues to operate at a loss. target is latest big bucks retailer to up ante to attract workers. it's offering free college tuition to 340,000u.s. employees. target will cover cost of textbooks. bachelors and associates degree programs are available with most of the course work done online. that's your cbs money watch report. for more head to i am elise preston. new, a new documentary
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taking a hard look at why wildfires are becoming more extensive and explosive. an academy award nominated film maker embedded herself with fire crews in california to find out. >> she says change is just partly to blame. by california wildfires in 2018 jumped from the screen in the new documentary bring your own brigade. lucy walker was with crews as they battle deadly fires in malibu and paradise focusing on the toll for firefighters and survivors who ran for their lives. >> most people i know lost everything. >> it kills people, takes people's homes, towns, livelihoods. it's stuff you don't get over. >> reporter: the documentary goes beyond hellish events and
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images and examines what's causing the fire age saying climate change is just part of it. >> climate change is a performance enhancer. higher temperatures especially at night make it much harder to fight the fires. >>e zeros inonw fikl on la replanned with saplings. >> making fires burn faster and hotter. >> i am not hearing this story any more. >> reporter: she explores controlled burns. >> fire can be our friend or our enemy. >> reporter: when they first arrived here by boat they called it bay of smokes because of fires in the area. she says it's always burned but the native americans knew how to control it. >> prescribed burning where there is a practice of deliberately setting fires as a way of actually living more safely with this landscape that we love so much. >> reporter: walker says "brin your own brigade" refers to
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private firefighters wealthy homeowners hire and hopes for a day that will no longer be necessary. 4:46. let's get a check of your forecast. i had my windshield wipers going. it was a little misty. we've got that mist and drizzle this morning with that strong ocean breeze kicking in. watch for wet roadways if you are about to hit the roads this morning. a live look with our san francisco cam. you see the foggy conditions out there as we start our day and our temperatures are running in mid to upper 50s to about 60 degrees in concord. oakland 57, 59 livermore, 56 san francisco and santa rosa, 62 for san jose. here we go walking you through our day in san francisco. we are looking at mostly cloudy skies for our morning and catching some clearing topping out at 64 degrees, below average for this time of year with strong westerly winds up
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to about 20 miles per hour in the afternoon. in oakland for east bay topping out at 68 with sunshine and pacific ocean breeze and for the south bay in san jose, warming up to the mid 70s with plenty of sunshine. here is the satellite and radar view as pacific low swings through as we look to today. with that low pressure system we are looking at daytime highs on the cool side once again so below average by a few degrees. on futurecast taking you hour by hour, sunshine inland and for parts of the peninsula, we will see cloud cover still along the coast and for parts of the bay. as we look to tomorrow morning, marine stratus surges back in but we will see temperatures warmer for your friday and clearing a bit earlier. for air quality forecast, moderate air quality for today so still tracking with westerly winds keeping smoke away. as we look to tomorrow we could
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see hazy skies as we look to your friday. we'll be tracking that closely for you. as we look to daytime highs for peninsula, low 70s in san mateo, mid 70s for red wood city, mid 80s morgan hill. inland east bay topping out at 84 in concord, 86 in antioch, upper 70s to low 80s for the tri valley. around the bay, 63 daly city, upper 60s for alameda. north bay, mid to upper 70s to low 80s this afternoon, mid 80s for ukiah as well as lake port. friday we are going to warm tout 70s south bay san jose, into the 80s friday and through the weekend. inland east bay, hitting mid 90s tomorrow and staying in the low to mid 90s saturday, warming from the north bay to the 80s friday and saturday and low to mid 60s along the coast.
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let's check with gianna for a look at the roadways on this thursday morning with even some slippery spots with that drizzle. >> crash north bound 880 near the split as you work towards the maze. delays are minimal. it's quite early for that morning ride. probably still okay to take 880. if you want to play it safe use 580 as an alternate. the crash is stuck out there blocking that one lane. where we are seeing slow and go conditions is the ride into the altamont pass. tracy 205 mount house area as you get onto 580 all the way to north flynn. 32 minutes 205 towards 680. head lights west bound toward dublin interchange, things look a little bit better. we are moving at a much better place as you approach that area. no delays on east shore. morning ride out of south bay
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north bound 101 san jose to sfo, 36 minutes. pretty easy commute out of san jose. bay bridge toll plaza seven minutes is your travel time from oakland to emeryville. the maze into san francisco, no brake lights or issues. nimitz freeway is looking pretty good but there is that crash north bound near the 80 split near the maze. star wars fans are getting excited for immersive experience in a galaxy not too far away. florida to be exact. but the price tag is out of this world. >> it will cost $6,000 for a family of four just for two nights. the rate includes admission to the hollywood studios along with food and nonalcoholic beverages. the hotel is set to open next spring. a first glimpse, this girl may have magic in her fingers.
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innings. dickerson found the right potion in arizona, grand slam monday and a three run shot last night, giants blow it open 7-1, final game of the four game series is today in arizona. dodgers and astros mookie betts made. ten strike outs in seven dominant innings. dodgers win 7-5 but are still three and a half back of the giants. an out away from ending it in the ninth but newcomer slapped a pinch hit single. san diego took the lead in the tenth but back come the a's. olson jumps pitch and nearly hits it out. starling marte was flying behind him to score the winning
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run. a's ninth walk off win as they rally back and beat padres 5-4. warriors have traded pascal to the jazz for a second round draft pick. he averaged 14 points per game and was named to the all rookie team. warriors prospects playing in exhibition game in sacramento including draft pick moses moody who knocked down a couple threes and scored team high 19 against miami heat but seventh overall pick had the play of the night, didn't face a ton of defense but impressive nonetheless. the 18-year-old scored his age in his first game as a pro. the heat win the game. quakes in portland playing timbers. can't stop the rebound shot. will tie it in the first and that's how it ended. quakes have not lost a game in six games. a's have the day off today.
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that giants game will be on at 12:40. 4:56. coming up, as delta variant surges vaccinations are surging too. >> this is just one of the places where you can get vaccinated today. will it be enough? we're live next. looking live over east bay hills, our air quality could take a turn for the worse. who could see the most wildfire smoke this weekend. a live look outside before
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you can. air quality ad ea becse the wildfire hitting e squad dare devils. what it means for california. we'll get the answer live. good morning. i am devin fehely. >> i am gianna franco. len kiese has the morning off. let's get a check of weather with mary. good morning. we are starting with drizzle with on shore flow kicking in. watch for wet roadways. you might need to use your windshield wipers especially along the coast and around the bay. through the afternoon with the strong sea breeze, daytime highs a few degrees below average for this time of year once again. inland 70s and 80s. around the bay, mid to upper 60s with some clearing. along the coast, cool, cloudy, breezy in low 60s. air quality forecast is


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