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cbsn bay area, a live look at san jose, where tensions were high at city hall. anti-vaccine protesters gathered outside, and at one point stormed the council chambers. thank you for joining us this evening. and elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken bastida. city leaders were discussing whether to make it mandatory to show proof of vaccination inside any city-owned property. kpix 5 's maria simbra dena live where the mayor spoke about this a short time ago. >> city leaders have heard from a lot of people who are against this proposal, including that group that interrupted the meeting. but the mayor said just a few minutes ago that that would not sway his decision. >> reporter: their message loud and clear. at one point the group took their protest inside city hall, forcing councilmembers to stop their meeting. >> the first and primary function of government is to protect the health and safety of its residents.
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but i certainly appreciate and understand that people are frustrated. >> reporter: mayor sam liccardo is proposing attendees and staff inside city-owned properties, like the shark tank, convention center, and center of the performing arts, show proof of vaccination at gatherings of 50 or more. >> we've got to follow the data. we've got to follow the science and make decisions to protect our residents. >> reporter: with the pandemic proposal getting pushed back to the question is, will that have an impact on the city council's boat? >> i get shut out of participating in society. that is a form of coercion. >> i would like to know, what gives you the right to dictate that we should get a vaccine when we choose not to, and you don't know my body. >> and city councilmembers just went into the chambers after a short rake. they say they do plan to vote on this proposal tonight. >> thank you for that update. benicia could become the first in solano county to impose an indoor mask mandate. city council there is voting on
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that as well tonight. solano is the only bay area county without such mandate. we'll have an update at 11:00. take a live look at oakland, where some schools are dealing with another hurdle, returning to in person learning. as kpix 5's kenny choi reports, they're dealing with a covid testing mishap. >> the false positive tests not only affect thing this school behind me, but at least two others within the district. ousd says it's the fault of the testing company but the testing company isn't saying much tonight. >> reporter: more than a dozen false positive tests, when they should've indicated covid negative, forced the alameda county department of health to force one classroom into full quarantine at home and possibly more. >> it's happened. as soon as we start to get some concerns we really dug into it. >> reporter: ousd says vestra
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labs conducted rapid test on campus friday after a positive test came to light. it's unclear how many students or staff at montera middle school montclair elementary and oakland high school were tested overall. >> in addition to the false positives, just starting the school isxiok >> reporter: ousd apps covid dashboard shows 12 classes throughout the district are in full quarantine at home. today ousd began informing those who received false positives whether they could come back to class, starting tomorrow. >> will you still use the same we are currently working with, in this situation with the state and with the county. they are looking very, very closely at what's going on here. they're working with the company as well, to make sure that this, whatever it was that went wrong, doesn't happen again. >> reporter: the latest covid alarm forcing classrooms to quarantine at home is yet another incentive for parents and teachers who don't want to go back to zoom school to get vaccinated. >> from the data we have in the
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u.s. in the last year, the kids are getting it from the adults in their lives.'s of vaccinating the adults is probably the best thing you could do. >> we reached out to vestra labs to ask them some questions about what happened with those false positive tests. they redirected us to the california department of health and we are still waiting to hear back. in oakland, kenny choi, kpix 5. the district apps covid safety protocols include contact tracers, who work with students and families to help during quarantine and come up with a plan for returning to school. right now contra costa county sheriffs are investigating a homicide in brentwood. con fire tells kpix 5 that three people were shot . at least one person was killed. the shooting happened on brentwood boulevard and seller street. police have blocked off an area next to a truck and a shipping container. no word yet on what led up to the gunfire. more information as we get it in. now to our fire watch. the caldor fire is creating so much toxic air in tahoe, it's now one of the most polluted
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areas in the world. check out this time lapse from one of cal fire's lake tahoe cameras. typically you would be able to see the water from here, but the air is so thick you can barely see past the first line of trees, and it's so bad in some areas that the air can't even be measured by the air quality index. meantime, new video this evening gives a new look at firefighting efforts in el dorado county. nevada national guard assisting california crews, doing water drops from helicopters. so far, flames have scorched more than 117,000 acres. thousands remain evacuated and hundreds of homes have been destroyed. fire crews are making slow progress on the dixie fire as more evacuations are being lifted. more than 731,000 acres burned across butte, loomis, and shasta county's. meanwhile, back here in the bay area we've been seeing some lingering smoke the past several days. but as chief meteorologist paul heggen tells us, it's clearing
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out. some blue sky today. >> i think they will be even bluer tomorrow. some good news for us, but it's the complete opposite side of that around tahoe. let's take a look at the tahoe basin and the current quality map. this is just about as bad as it could possibly be. unhealthy, very healthy, or flat out hazardous air quality levels surrounding lake tahoe. the smoke from the caldor fire has just been named at south lake tahoe. around the bay area, it's been fine. ground-level air quality just briefly tipped up into the eaand e santa clara valley for the most part it's been pretty good. any smoke overhead has been farther up in the atmosphere, and that's going to remain the case with even less of it tomorrow. the surface smoke is going to continue to be pushed farther up to our east and northeast, but what what happens wednesday night, especially into thursday. we start off okay on thursday. some service-level smoke, and that the air quality problem causing kind. it's going to make its way into the north bay and parts of the
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east bay and we could see more of that as we get closer to the weekend. we'll take a look at the long- range smoke forecast coming up in the full forecast in just a few minutes. tonight a new lead in a possible kidnapping case in the south bay. campbell police released this video from west campbell avenue and lavon drive. it happened sunday afternoon. this van pulls to a stop and it appears that a woman tries to get out of it. that's when police say it looks like this guy hops out, runs around from the driver side and pushes her back inside. unclear if the two knew each other, but witnesses say the woman appeared to be in distress. police also believe the suspect stole that van the day before from a home depot in san jose. it's a 2019 white ford transit, california license plate 04135w2. bo's side the vehicle. officers say they spotted that van at one point, but the driver sped off. a bay area ceo has agreed to plead hilty in the college admissions bribery scheme. prosecutors say marcy pella
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tele paid $500,000 to get her son into usc. pella tele will become the 33rd parent to admit to charges in the case including felony conspiracy. pella tele is married to former 49er lou pella tele. under the plea deal, she could serve six weeks in prison and pay a $250,000 fine. vta hopes to resume some service by this weekend, possibly in time for sunday's niners/raiders game at levi's. the agency is testing some of its trains this evening. there is no specific timeline for when the system will fully restart, but vta is hoping to have some level of service soon. >> taking care of people takes time. we are trying to build a foundation for these employees to be able to come back to work without having setbacks. >> before service can start up again, vta will have to inspect and certify 42 miles of track and 61 stations, and the
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employees will have to be retrained and recertified. still to come on kpix 5 news at 7:00, we catch up with a bay area man whose family is stuck in afghanistan. >> so how we can help them, how we can get them out of there. and how staffing shortages could have millions of students without a teacher this fall. mark plus it's something that hasn't happened in years. what major cities just surpassed san francisco as having the highest rent in the country. we'll tell you about the world's first train powered totally by the sun. it's been built and tested right here in the bay area.
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this evening many bay area families are still worried about their loved ones in afghanistan. the afghan community in fremont has been rallying for an extension to the august 31st deadline to fly more people out of afghanistan. >> every minutes, 24/7, we are on the news to see what's going to be happening. >> the first hope is god and the second hope is the united states state department to help take them out of there. >> this evening the pentagon says more than 58,000 people have already been flown out of kabul in just the last 10 days. president biden says the u.s. will not extend its afghanistan evacuations past the 31st, despite pressure from g-7 allies and members of congress. it comes as the taliban announces a and on afghan
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citizens from leaving the country, and says plans for the u.s. to extend its rescue mission could be considered a violation of its deal. the white house says it does have a contingency plan in case the deadline is not met, but is relying on cooperation from the taliban. >> every day we're on the ground is another day we know that isys k is seeking to target the airport and attack both u.s. and allied forces and innocent civilians. school districts across the nation and right here in the bay area are seeing staffing shortages. one survey found that 75% of districts don't have enough teachers. many are saying they quit teaching because of the pandemic. >> it's much earlier than i expected. at least five or six years earlier than i ever expected it would. i was a chemistry teacher, and you deal with numbers a lot, and numerically, it only made sense for me to leave.
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>> this evening, rock fans are mourning the loss of the rolling stones drummer, charlie watts. the 80-year-old musician passed away peacefully in his home in london. watts played in the rolling stones for more than 50 years, and earlier this month the band announced watts would sit out of it's no filter tour, which was scheduled for this fall, due to an unknown medical issue. there's a new survey out that shows that san franciscans no longer pay the highest rents in the country. what? that's right. according to zucker, the average price for a one-bedroom apartment in new york city averages $2810 a month. in san francisco, the same floor plan is $2800. a deal. zone for says it's the first time in at least seven years that rent prices in another city have topped san francisco. let's take a live look outside.
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pretty cheap place to live, san francisco. real bargain. >> a bargain. >> the air is looking a lot clearer today, too. >> save a whole $10. paul heggen is here. looks like the smoke is going to stay out for a while, although today was really nice. today was nice. there was some smoke further up in the atmosphere. we didn't have to really worry about that. and the ground-level air quality is going to be fine tomorrow, but some changes further down the line kind of mess with us a bit. fog, clouds, some coastal drizzle as we head through the rest of tonight. one more day of below average temperatures, one more day of that onshore breeze hoping to push the smoke out of here and then we are going to see an inland warming trend his weekend and the return of at least some smoke in the atmosphere. let's talk about that. this is the amount of smoke that the satellites are indicating overall in the atmosphere. that little patch of yellow over santa clara county is
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mostly far up in the atmosphere, but the onshore breeze is going to continue pushing that out, so things look good for tomorrow. the problem is the winds are going to shift and they're going to turn to the northwest in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere, maybe even straight out of the north, and take some of that smoke and send it down towards us. sme of it towards us by late thursday. this is in bed yet, it has that northerly wind continues as we head towards the end of the work we, more smoke in the atmosphere. this is tracking not just ground-level smoke but through the whole depth of the atmosphere. the more of it is there overall, the better the odds are that some of it is either going to settle down to ground level, just pulled down by gravity, or it's going to blow in a long ground-level. and once it's here, it's going to be tough to get rid of, even as the winds try to shift around. we don't get that real onshore breeze to return until early next week. by monday, that's when we should be able to shake some of that return smoke across the bay area. in the short term we are going to be watching good air quality tomorrow, turning to okay air quality on thursday. back into the moderate category
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by friday and saturday. not forecasting anything worse than that yet, because we are looking at long range data. it remains to be seen how much that smoke is going to be at ground-level we'll keep you updated as we get closer to the end of the work week and the weekend, just in case the air quality in the bay area does return into those unhealthy categories. right now just the fog making its way closer and closer to downtown. 60 degrees on the nose downtown. that's the cool. the warm spot is 10 degrees warmer. not much of a difference. 70 livermore ending concord. that fog is going to spread into the inland valleys by early tomorrow morning and then it will backup. temperatures dropping down to the upper 40s in the northbay valleys, low to mid 50s yells. that if you degrees below normal and will be a few degrees below average for our high temperatures one more day tomorrow. low 60s along the coast, mostly mid-70s down the peninsula and around the south end of the bay, up into the 80s as we head inland in the santa clara valley. just above 80 degrees in san jose, which is one degree below average. low 80s for the tri-valley. the warm spots inland in the east bay that one. mid to upper 80s. we can avoid having any 90 degree temperatures on the temperature map in august. that's a win for us but that's
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not going to be the case past tomorrow. mid-60s in san francisco tomorrow afternoon, very similar to today. east bay upper 60s and low 70s with mid to upper 70s for the northbay. most of the northbay, until you had further north. low 80s for windsor and st. helena and temperatures in the upper 80s for inland mendocino county and lake county. the warmest days in the forecast, friday and saturday. low to mid 70s or san francisco. that's not bad. sinking on sunday. but pence for oakland in the east bay get up to around, maybe even above 80 degrees and up to around 90 degrees in san jose for the end of the work weekend the first half of the weekend. of course some of the temperature forecast depends on how much smoke is in the atmosphere overhead to reflect the sunlight back off into space, so we'll keep you updated on both sides of that. temperatures inland in the east bay reached the upper half of the 90s friday and saturday. even the northbay getting up to around 90 degrees, and along the coast near 70 degrees as we get into the first half of the weekend.
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to using less energy from 4-9pm, together, let's flex our power to save our power. sign up for flex alerts today. let's take a live look at sfo this evening, where there are new travel concerns worldwide, caused by the surge in the delta variant. the state department added more countries to its do not travel advisory. >> they include morocco, saint maarten, and the ba
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ii gernor so asked people not to travel to the islands through october, unless it is for essential business. but despite the travel advisories, sotrbig demand to spots like hawaii and mexico. >> the phones are still ringing off the hook. i think people are trying to get out in case borders close, so people are hungering and yearning to travel. the time is now. >> essentially planes are actually extremely safe in terms of ventilation, so you want to have your mask of course, and it's mandated anyway. i always turn on the ventilation above the seat. >> travel experts say if you do travel, consider buying travel insurance to help get a refund instead of a travel voucher, which could eventually expire. in sonoma, a pair of inventors set a w landspeed chr
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is fully powered by the sun. yes, no battery. has 22 solar panels and reached a top speed of 30.7 miles per hour. >> i think it's important to play with technology and to experiment, and i think this is a step in that direction. >> we should mention the solar train set a world record because it's the only one out there. the oakland zoo is mourning the loss of one of its tigers. a spokesperson says 10-year-old ginger died after a long battle with chronic kidney disease. the tiger first came to the bay area in 2011, along with three other cubs, this after the zoo says they were confiscated by police from a private owner in texas. more animal news coming.
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finally here at 7:00, a
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wayward tortoise is being blamed for an afternoon traffic jam in the east bay. concord police say an officer noticed an unusual backup in the neighborhood. upon closer inspection, she found the culprit -- a 200 pound tortoise named et, who had escaped his backyard. luckily the officer was able to find et's owner and get him out of the road. >> no hurry. >> et phone home. et go home. thanks for watching. the news continue streaming on cbsn bay area. >> we will see you back here at 11:00 tonight with more news. take care.
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