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aquifer, and the water district says there is nothing they can do to stop it from flowing out to the bay. on north 10th street near the 101 over crossing, and just below the surface of the storm drain, a pipeline of apparently good clearwater empties out. where it mixes with street debris and flows in an unending stream down the drain. >> i can hear it before i got to it. >> reporter: hasan is a plumber know something about leaking water, so when he heard it while riding his bike recently, he investigated and was upset to find what he calls wasted water. decals painted on the side of the storm drain say it flows to the bay. >> we are in the middle of a drought, all this water being wasted is what caught my attention, why, why is all this water not being put to good use.
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>> reporter: that is what we wanted to know, so we called the santa clara valley water district, which manages the underground water supply. >> in this case, this is shallow groundwater being pumped, and that shallow aquifer is not used for drinking water supplies. >> reporter: she says it is likely the same overflowing aquifer the causes flooding a nearby highway 101 where it crosses beneath the railroad crossing. for years, caltrans has been pumping water from it to keep the pavement drive for drivers, but carrasco says water official should be trying to conserve the water. >> they are telling us to save water, but this water is going down the drain every single day. this needs a long-term solution. >> reporter: the water district says it agrees and will be looking at potential long-term plans, but as of now, there is no way to save it. >> one of the challenges to reusing that water is there is lack of infrastructure right now to take it to where it could be used. >> reporter: no pipes, no
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plumbing. does that water provide any benefit as it has out to the bay? >> reporter: it is difficult to say. we did not have time to be able to trace this particular flow on its way to the bay, whether or not it empties out into a critical river. if that's the case, then it could provide some benefit. if not, if you go straight into the bay mother this water, which is freshwater, it may not be fresh drinking water, but it could be used for other purposes is just going to waste, and not being used in a severe drought. >> maybe the water is being used by wildlife, recharging groundwater further downstream, we will never know. len ramirez reporting live, thank you. the latest drought monitor report came out today, and the situation is dire. officials say the past year has been one of the driest on record, with much of the state seeing 50% or less of normal rain levels. list chicken with chief meteorologist paul heggen with more perspective on just how bad this water year was.
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we know it is bad. the bay area, we only got 35 to 40% of what is normal throughout the water year, which begins october 1 and ends on september 30. over 20 inches below normal rainfall for santa rosa. over a foot for san francisco. what impact does that actually have other than just these scary looking numbers? here is what the drought monitor looks like 1 year ago at the end of the last water year. we had severe drought across most of the bay area, but compare that to this latest, now we have exceptional drought across most of the bay area, and that is the worst category. we didn't see any change to the drought monitor with this week's update, but the entire state is in a bad situation with almost 90% of the state now in extreme drought conditions. we will look at the seven-day forecast and see if there's any moisture headed our way in a few minutes.
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severe drought conditions prompting the city of livermore to take drastic action. the city is officially in a stage 2 water shortage emergency. in an effort to reduce water use by 15%, landscaping is limited to certain days, and a max of three times per week. odd-numbered addresses can water only on mondays, wednesdays, and fridays, while even-numbered addresses can water on tuesdays, thursdays, and saturdays. two hour fire watch tonight, cruise and chester county say that later went has help them finally gain control over the fawn fire . a palo alto woman is accused of starting this lays last week. it devastated communities near lake shasta. it's now 90% contained. flames charred more than 8500 acres and destroyed 185 homes and other structures. three people were also injured. chopper 5 over the
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aftermath of the small brush fire in a remote area of san ramon this afternoon. it's the second one in as many days. investigators say it started on bollinger canyon road after a tree fell onto a powerline. about 100 people in that area lost power. no reports of any damage tonight after an earthquake struck the north bay this morning. the 3.4 magnitude quake was centered 2 miles southeast of santa rosa. it happened around 6:00. nearly 1000 people reported to the usgs that they felt it. noted that massive pot bust in the east bay, where authorities seized about 100,000 illegal there one a plant, and it nearly $10 million in cold cash. kpix 5's juliette goodrich gives us an inside look at the san leandro facility that was rated overnight. >> reporter: i'm inside one of the legal grow operations, and you can see just how many plants were growing here and seized, more than 100,000 marijuana plants. hundred thousand dollars in cash here in this warehouse, and you can see over here
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alameda county sheriff's deputies busted through the doors in the raid. >> it seems to be a common trait running into $1 million in cash in a closet in a bag. watches come on jewelry, a lot of great, a lot of money. >> reporter: seven people arrested so far, but deputies say there will be more arrests to follow. monday laundering, tax evasion, illegal growing operations, just to name a few of the charges. to give you a closer look at the inner workings of this warehouse, you can walk down this hallway here, and you can see that there are other locations where plants are growing. these are the early stages of marijuana plants. >> it's modern-day bootlegging in the form of marijuana. that's what we are dealing with. this is an organized drug enterprise that was operating sophisticated marijuana grows using about half 1 million square foot of space throughout
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those different cities. >> reporter: deputies calling the enormity and complexity of this operation unbelievable. in san leandro my juliette goodrich, kpix 5. >> authorities destroyed nearly 38 tons of marijuana plants today, and they say more arrests could be on the way. an illegal gambling ring in daly city is shutdown tonight. police served a search warrant on monetary after this morning, and arrested four suspects. the officers also seized cabling machines, firearms, illegal drugs, and cash. take a live look at oakland right now, where the city's chinatown neighborhood is adding new layers of security to combat crime. security cameras and extra lighting will be installed in key locations throughout the neighborhood. community leaders are also calling for more law enforcement presence following several attacks in that area. pittsburgh police have nabbed a vehicle involved in numerous recent sideshows on
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city streets. dash cam video led police to the suspect, who earned himself a hefty ticket. his car will also be impounded for 30 days. still ahead on kpix 5 and cbsn bay area , as more people get vaccinated in the bay area, an interesting trend is emerging. why some doctors say we are living in a bubble. and hundreds of carp go belly up at a popular east bay lake. what's going on? why the caldor fire up north is leaving a sour taste for some wine lovers. be sure to join us weekdays for the kpix 5 news app 3:00, followed by the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell .
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we continue to follow breaking news out of southern california tonight. these are live pictures of that big pallet yard fire in l.a. county. this one broke out this afternoon in carson, and spread to some industrial buildings. you can see the sheer amount of water they are pouring on this from hose wagons stationed all around the perimeter. still smoke coming out. it is starting to turn to
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lighter colored smoke which is good. all that would gets going, and all the oxygen within those pallets as they are stacked up creates a gigantic bonfire. you can't make a bigger one than what we had a few hours ago, but they appear to be getting it under control now. if you look in tight, you can see the flames are still there, despite all that water that is being dumped on this gigantic pallet yard fire. is been going on for several hours in the city of carson. no word yet on how it got started. several bay area counties are seeing a drop in the number of covid-19 infections, and statewide, the number of covid deaths and positivity rates are drastically different depending on where you live. according to the state department of public health, more than 70% of californians are fully vaccinated, and a little more than 8% are partially vaccinated. kpix 5's kenny choi is live in san francisco to tell us how
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politics is playing a role. >> reporter: even though a high percentage of bay area residents have already been vaccinated, as you mentioned, there are still a lot of people who come to this site every day to get their first shots. early on in the pandemic, the hispanic community felt the brunt of the covid-19 pandemic, but now it is more of the rural areas that are disproportionately impacted covid-19 deaths. the numbers are high as case rates go down. 82% of eligible latinos in the city have gotten at least one dose. this site alone has vaccinated more than 5000 people so far. >> through the latino task force and ucsf, they really did a push in terms of educating people to get tested before the vaccine. >> reporter: during the course of the pandemic and vaccine rollout, there has been a growing difference between counties leaning republican
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versus democratic. according to data analyzed by the san francisco chronicle, the 23 counties where more than 50% of residents voted for trump in 2020, and also represent a percent of the state population, have gradually taken on a larger share of the death burden across california, from just 2.9% of statewide covid deaths in march of 2020 215.1% just last month. >> it shifted because of the vaccines, and it shifted because, particularly in the bay area, in california, there have been interventions that reach out into these communities of vulnerable populations. the same data shows democratic candidates have received the vaccine at a higher rate than republican counties. it is a trend that mirrors what is happening in other parts of the country as well. >> where 70 percent of voters voted for the republican party, the death rate is about 32 per hundred thousand. if you look at counties where less than 10% voted for trump, the death rate is 10 per 100,000.
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>> reporter: and there is the political divide when it comes to vaccinations. just a few weeks ago, the peer research center released its latest poll showing that 86% of democrats in this country have gotten at least one shot, compared to 60% of republicans in this country. live in san francisco tonight, kenny choi, kpix 5. in about 15 minutes, the west contra costa county unified school district is scheduled to hold a special meeting. the board is considering mandating vaccines for everyone in the district, from board members, the students. the mandate has the support of the county's health department, and we will be monitoring the meeting tonight. we will update you at 11:00. also, today, the monterey bay aquarium announced a proof of vaccination mandate for guests, and it starts on november 1. guests 12 and up
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will be required to show their vaccine card, or digital vaccine record, or a negative covid test that is taken within 72 hours of their scheduled visit. regardless of vaccination status, masks will be required for everyone ages three and up. tuitt 6:00, a disturbing history at an east bay park. hundreds of dead fish have been floating to the service of the lake, and officials are trying to get to the bottom of why this is happening. about 500 dead carp have been found at lakeshore park in newark. the lake is man-made, and the freshwater fish are native to europe and asia. reports of the dead fish began about 2 weeks ago. officials suspect the die off is a result of dissolved oxygen in the water, which can happen when temperatures rise. they are also looking into whether someone or a group of people dumped carp in that lake without anyone knowing. the wine industry says the
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destructive caldor fire is having an impact on this year's grapes. the owner of gold mountain winery in el dorado county says he lost about six macros of grapes this year due to power outages, smoke, and watering restrictions. other nearby wineries have seen grape yields down some 30 to 50%. another problem many wineries are dealing with is a shortage of workers just to pick the grapes. they say a combination of the pandemic, and the wildfires, are to blame. we keep talking about how much we need a change in the weather pattern. we are ready for fall, paul. as we wrap up september, we had average rainfall for most of the bay area for the month of september. we hope that continues into the rainy season. short-term, mostly clear skies tonight, but patchy fog inside the bay and along the coast. pleasantly warmer my even pleasantly hot temperatures
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further in the and will continue through the first weekend of october and through monday. then some big changes next week. we see a steep drop in temperatures from monday to tuesday. right now but looking to the north, it's looking nice. the temperature downtown is pleasant at 71 degrees, after a high of 83. 77 in oakland. everyone else still in the 80s. 82 in san jose, to 88 degrees in concord. today's dog walking forecast is brought to you by molly and san francisco, seems confused by the high temperature, but it will drop off eventually into the 50s. even with the warm daytime temperatures, we still end up with the 50s for overnight onth sps on the map. it will won'long to dissipate. that will be gone by 10:00 in the morning. passing clouds overhead the
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rest of the day. temperatures will warm up from that pleasantly cool start in the low to mid 50s with cool spots around santa rosa. the high temperatures around average .75 in san francisco with upper 70s for oakland in the east bay. temperatures are going to be well into the 80s further inland, and the hotspots in the east bay will reach up into the low 90s. we won't see much change day-to- day saturday, sunday, and even into monday. there's the temperature drop. it's a bigger drop for the north bay and inland in the east bay. that will be abrupt, and it will continue wednesday and thursday to below average temperatures by the latter half of next week. no raindrop icons in the forecast, but may be drizzle out of the additional cloud cover wednesday and thursday. any actual rain chances is beyond the scope of the 7 day forecast. take a look at tomorrow's hour by hour temperatures coming up at 7:00. we have sports coming up
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after the break. buster posey got madison bumgarner for how many years. he will use those reps to his advantage for the first time. plus, raymonde is back, working at recology is more than a job for jesus. it's a family tradition. jesus took over his dad's roue when he retired after 47 year. now he's showing a new generation
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what recology is all about. as an employee-owned company, recology provides good-paying local jobs for san franciscans. we're proud to have built the city's recycling system from the ground up, helping to make san francisco the greenest big city in america. let's keep making a differene together.
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baseball in the leadoff spot. they never face each other, but
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if anyone can hit madison bumgarner, it has to be buster posey. tonight, giants fans will watch him pitch for the first time at oracle. >> naturally he's downplaying it, but he meant so much to the world championships that were won here. i'm sure the fans are waiting to see him, and recognize him, and appreciate him for all of those good times. bumgardner received a standing ovation the last time he was in town. he didn't pitch in the series. almost 2 months later, he is pitching all right, trying to help ruin the giants division title aspirations. a sac fly for the giants was the only run them a win number 104, the most ever in the san francisco giants era. no living human being has seen more wins send this giants team has delivered. if you have parted responsibly because you are 117 years old. 106 is the all-time record set by the new york giants in 1904,
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and two back of that mark is this team, yet the division still hasn't been clenched. >> it's crazy to have as many wins as we do, and still fighting for the division. it's easy to scoreboard watch and all of that, i'm sure. a lot of us will watch tonight, but as long as we take care of business, we control our own destiny. >> after a 3 day excused absence from warriors training camp, draymond green made his first appearance today at chase center. the last time we saw him, he was winning gold for usa in the olympics. he is easily the most vocal player, but when it comes to the andrew wiggins vaccine status, he is going to mind his own business. >> i think there is something to be said for people's concern about something that is being pressed so hard. like, why are you pressing this so hard, like so much, just
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pressing and pressing and pressing. i think you veno ople feel not going ask m to get a polio would i go ask him if he got a covid vaccine. >> tom brady won six super bowls with the patriots, and on sunday returns to new england for a reunion with bill belichick. reportedly, the relationship is strained a bit by the end of their historic run together. >> i still have a lot of great friends, but they will know exactly how i'm feeling once i'm out there. >> there's not enough superlatives and adjectives to complement him on everything that he's achieved, and continues to achieve. so. it's unbelievably impressive. >> the soundbite machine is bill belichick. tom brady, 44 years of age, and he just keeps getting better, like a fine wine from napa. >> bill belichick just gets more animated every season. >> it will be a tough game.
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thanks. the "cbs evening news" is coming up. >> hears norah o'donnell with the preview. here's what we are working on after kpix 5 news at 6:00. atop facebook executive grilled on capitol hill. why one senator compares instagram to big tobacco, pushing a product they know is harmful for team girls. up next, a new chapter for governor newsom, and surprisingly it has nothing to do with politics. coming up all new at 7:00, evidence is growing that hardening are home against wildfires can save it. this one survived the caldor fire, but if you are looking for a break from your insurance company, good luck. >> you have an insurance company come in, saying you need to do this hardening, and then they still get dropped from their policy. >> the push for change on
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♪ i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪ ♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪
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finally tonight, governor newsom's childhood experiences have inspired him to embark on a new chapter as a children's book author. >> he wrote a book titled and emma and his struggles with dyslexia, a condition that the governor says he learned to overcome as a child. the book is scheduled for release in december , and all
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proceeds will be donated to the international dyslexia association. >> i had no idea. >> that's pretty great. thank you for watching at 6:00. the "cbs evening news" is >> o'donnell: tonight: crisis averted, and for now the government stays open, but the president's agenda is on life support. can members of his own party come to an agreement on how much to spend on president biden's domestic priorities? democrats divided: at the 11th hour, west virginia's joe manchin reveals a new plan with a cheaper price tag, but can he get progressives on board? threats to school boards: tonight, the stunning request asking for help from the f.b.i. to crack down on unruly behavior from parents because of covid rules. toxic for teenage girls: a top facebook executive is grilled. why one senator compares instagram to big tobacco,

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