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current job. >> they need more counseling. our kids are having more problems, they are having more anxiety problems, more suicidal thoughts, more truancy. >> reporter: mental health does not follow a schedule. students don't only have needs when on campus. >> reporter: dana fain is a guidance counselor at cooper middle school in san jose. she believes the school system can come up with a better way to cover classroom vacancies without impacting counselors. >> we are coming back from a global pandemic. students are facing a mental health crisis. a lot of my day is taken up with suicide assessments, safety plans, talking kids through anxiety attacks. >> reporter: a spokesperson for the district says pulling counselors and others into the classroom is a choice of last resort. >> normally they serve when there is an unexpected absence. this new change allows them to have a predictable schedule. one day per week they are available for substituting, they are doing their regular jobs.
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>> devon, this begs the question why is it so tough to get substitute teachers? >> reporter: you have to think about where the substitutes come from. many of them are retired teachers who have returned to the classroom part-time. and because many young students still can't get vaccinated, many of those potential teachers have decided that it is not worth the risk. >> test, all the way around. thanks. to the coronavirus now, johnson & johnson may ask the feds to greenlight its covid-19 booster shot this week. that is according to the "new york times". the fda has a meeting scheduled for next week to get boosters ready for moderna and johnson & johnson. coming up tonight at 7:00, the father of a teenage girl wakes in the hospital, and has been in the icu for nearly a month which is when doctors tell him he almost died. >> i was just sitting there, wondering if i messed up. >> miraculous story.
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>> tonight, a lesson. what happens to one bay area family and the message the father wants everyone to hear. fairfield is getting tough on sideshows. the city plans to find people up to $1000 or even send them to jail just for watching them. reporter rene santos with the get tough policy. >> reporter: from up above, officers spot a sideshow in sacramento, with all eyes on a red car driving fast and doing illegal doughnuts. feet away, crowds of people are watching. sideshows are also keeping officers busy in fairfield. in march, an innocent driver was hit head-on by a man who police say was part of the sideshow. michelle says she has gotten caught while driving with her daughter stuck in the middle of a caravan of fast drivers with no way to escape >> i was scared. i knew, my instinct new, if we get hurt, there is no way that
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help can get to us. >> reporter: a new fairfield city ordinance will crackdown on illegal sideshows, making participating, even as a spectator, a crime. anyone caught can be charged with a misdemeanor and spend up to six months in jail or face a $1000 fine. we ask fairfield police what some of the hotspots are for sideshows. we are told in the south part of the city near cordelia road and the mall have been problems bought for sideshows. michelle is doubtful the new law will make a difference. >> it's going to get worse. they are rebels. >> reporter: the new ordinance will be enforced on all city roads in fairfield as well as public and private property. the city also has a task force which cracks down on the dangerous stunts. >> our landmark drug trial began today in ohio. for major pharmacies are being sued over there roles in the opioid crisis. two counties in northeast ohio
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say cvs, walgreens, giant eagle, and walmart should be held responsible for the cost of opioid addictions. this is the first time pharmacy companies have been put on trial for the opioid crisis. >> currently, this year, the last statistics that i have heard, we are on pace to have more overdoses this year than we did in 2017, which is when we think of the height of the opioid epidemic. >> reporter: the trial is expected to last 6 to 7 weeks. the supreme court opened the fall term today. for the first time eight of the justice have been in person since march of 2020. justice kavenaugh joined remotely after testing positive for covid-19. in the coming months, the justices are expected to tackle issues such as the second amendment and religious liberty. most notably, they will revisit abortion-rights in a case from mississippi. the law bans abortion after 15 weeks pregnancy. >>thisis not a case where
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they tried infowhole thing. >> landmark cases come as president biden's commission gets ready to present its ideas on reforms for the high court. ideas such as term limits or increasing the size of the supreme court would face a fight in congress. coming up, how this hatch could make getting your vaccines pain-free. we will show you how it works. planning to visit family this holiday season? the new guidelines just released by the cdc. all new at 6:00 after a groundbreaking 60 minutes report, the mounting pressure for facebook to release research data. i'm sean ramus in lhasa lafayette. this tree needs to be cut down for safety, but the neighbors disagree. now, a third party may decide he was right. we will have that story coming up. kpix 5 news at 6:00 with ken and a little elizabeth is coming up next. on the cbs evening news. >> we have a lot of news to
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cover tonight, the stunning facebook news. the social network along with instagram and what's up and 3 billion users knocked off the internet. what you didn't hear from the facebook whistleblower last night on 60 minutes. we have exclusive reportin
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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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covid-19 shots, flu shots, childhood vaccines. even if we know we need them, getting protected can be a pain . now researchers are developing a new technology which could make getting those vaccinations pain-free and without needles. >> reporter: for james todd, vaccines come with anxiety. >> i'm not fond of them. i have a phobia. >> reporter: he is not alone. according to the cdc, as many as 25% of adults and many children have a fear of needles. some, so severe it prevents them from getting vaccines. but, one day, needles, at least the ones we are used to may not be necessary. >> it is pain and anxiety free. >> reporter: dr. joseph at
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stanford university is working with researchers at the university of carolina chapel hill, a tiny patch that can deliver vaccines when applied to the skin. >> our approach was to 3-d printing microneedles and is a breakthrough in 3-d printing that we pioneered. >> reporter: the doctor says the pain patch is painless and more effective than traditional shots. >> we have 100 to 1000 times more of the targeted immune cells in our skin than we do in muscle. >> reporter: each person would require a smaller amount of vaccine. it would not be need to be kept as cold as vaccines used in liquid form. >> when you think about global access, you will need things like that. >> reporter: right now, the patches being tested on animals. dr. joseph says of the results are promising and within five years he says this could change
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the way people get their shots. or, more specifically, how you could give yourself your shots. researchers are testing the covid-19 vaccine. they say this technology could be used for many types of vaccines. >> a live look at sfo now. the cdc is releasing guidance for the holidays. it says the safest way to celebrate the holidays is by having virtual celebrations, gathering outside with social distancing and celebrity only with people who live in the same household. if you are gathering indoors, make sure the windows and doors are open, wear a mask if there are lopeople inside. people are also urged to hold off on holiday travel unless you are fully vaccinated. >> let's focus like a laser on continuing to get those cases down. we can do it with people getting vaccinated, and also in a situation where boosters are appropriate to get people boosted, because we know that they can help greatly in diminishing infections, and
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advanced disease. up next, a bay area professor just won a
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navy shsailing and for fleet week. wildfireso a new threat cafor grassland ho
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>> we look at the rescue efforts of a nonprofit in gold country. >> we took in 3700 animals last year, we are already over 4700 animals this year. >> reporter: gold country wildlife rescue is seeing an unprecedented increase in animals needing care this year due in part to wildfire prevention. >> because of all the tree clearing going on by pg&e and homeowners who are being forced by their insurances to clear brush and clear trees. >> reporter: founder and executive director sally sue stein says historically, tree cutting would be done in the winter months, when there are no babies. but now, it is year-round. >> everyone of those trees that comes down his full of babies during baby season. when they come week after the animals, sedate them and work on it for a couple of hours, cleaning wounds, giving medication, sometimes when they are critically ill we give them iv fluids, whatever they need. >> reporter: additionally, the nonprofit animal rescue is currently caring for eight burn victims from this year's
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wildfires. >> we do have two raccoons that we just got recently from antioch, from a brushfire. of course we have the three bear cubs, everybody's favorite it seems on our social media. they all came in with acute burns and now a lot of them are moved out into outdoor cages. the bear cubs for instance we need to keep them until they are old enough to be released. >> reporter: adding fuel to the fire, space at auburn facility is running low, and their team of volunteers is stretched thin. >> this year because of the increase in the number of animals, we did have to increase staffing. very costly. that is what we do. we are passionate about it and we keep raising funding to make it happen. >> gold country wildlife rescue is hoping to add an enclosure big enough to house up to six bear cubs to keep through the winter. >> they are saints. a uc san francisco physiology professor has won the nobel prize for medicine.
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dr. david julius won the prize along with a scientist from la jolla for their work on pain sensation. the team use capsaicin, the chemical from chili peppers which causes the burning sensation, the used it to find the nerve ending that senses heat. they credit the discovery with being julia -- dueling being curious. >> they see always hot chili pepper sauces, i was thinking, we have to get this project done. and my wife said well, then you should get on it because we are looking at these things and spices, but you are right. sensory systems, what we see and how we hear, and how we sense temperature and pressure, these really tell us about how we interact with the world. when he we see things in the world around us it begs these questions, naturally. >> don't touch the chili pepper and then your eye. medical experts say groundbreaking research will help develop treatments for chronic pain. hundreds of hispanic owned businesses getting a much needed financial boost. >> this comes after a stanford
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university read report found 86% of latino owned businesses experienced immediate negative effects of a pandemic and what is proportionately less likely to receive government help, like ppp loans. the pepsico foundation is now investing $50 million into hispanic owned restaurants, bodegas, and butcher shops through its program, together we go. >> these are places where mothers and fathers earn their living and raise their children. those legacies are lost. >> i came from a poor family, but now, i think having the recipes, sharing my family recipes. >> some business will go towards business development like building websites and delivery apps. >> wonder if those birds will fly by again. >>the retailgian y get d shping
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and supply issues. apple and hasbro and other big- name brands have selected discounters all through october and november. the companies deals are available on a special webpage. a barbie is jetting off for world space week. the doll is reaching new heights to inspire young girls. this barbie doll is a mini version of italian after not christopher serenity. next year she is set to be europe's first female astronaut to command the international space station. the doll, her mini me has already completed her first mission. she is getting the training of a real life astronaut, jetting off on a zero gravity flight to inspire young girls to choose careers in space. >> maybe the footage, those images will kindle a spark of passion in some girls hearts, and that would be incredible. >> it is not just a beautiful doll, it is a smart meant. i think it is remarkable.
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>> part of the sales from the astronaut barbie will be donated to women in aerospace scholarships. still time to get it ticket, nobody won saturday's powerball jackpot drawing which means the biggest lottery prize in eight months is now even bigger. the estimated jackpot tonight is $670 million. keep in mind, the odds of winning that jackpot are one in 292.2 million. there is still a chance. >> there is always a chance. you can use your winnings to purchase a ticket on one of those civilian flights, maybe. >> sure, you can get a ride on the 0g thing and keep your weightlessness experience confined to 2 to 3 minutes which is what most people can handle. let's take a look at southern california, first. some thunderstorms rolling through los angeles. the rain is certainly a good thing but they don't want the cloud to grousetelephone you. this prompted a delay to the start of the raiders and chargers game because of cloud to ground lightning in the area.
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there is a roof over most of the field but the enzymes are open. so, without an enclosed structure, they had to delay the start of the game to keep everybody safe. they are about to kick off of the lightning is making its way to the north now. that is being caused by an upper-level storm system stuck there off the coast of southern california. big changes are to see of the storm system which will be sending moisture into the pacific northwest. we went to see that, but the onshore wind will get stronger and our temperatures will drop off significantly. stronger onshore wind will help improve our air quality over the next couple of days. moderate across-the-board today. could be a whole lot worse especially this time of year. tomorrow should be better and it should be good for everybody. wednesday, thursday, friday, i think we can keep that good air quality into the weekend. high temperatures today. we are still hot inland, 94 degrees in livermore, concord made it to 92. san jose just short of 90 degrees. those temperatures will be significantly cooler tomorrow but 15 degrees cooler than today.
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temperatures in san francisco made it to 73 degrees, that is 2 degrees above average. below average temperatures back in the forecast starting tomorrow. current temperatures in the 80s and 90s further inland. the cooler air has not arrived just yet. 92 in concord and 94 in fairfield. downtown, the temperatures are below 70 degrees and only 5 degrees at half moon bay. that onshore breeze will take the cooler air over the water along with fog spilling into the bay and inland valleys. the santa clara valley and north valleys have reduced visibility to start the day tomorrow. all this gray is high cloud cover which will be moving through the upper levels of the atmosphere. it is not going to block the sun but it will filter it and that will slow down the warm-up tomorrow. temperatures start off close to if not slightly above average tomorrow morning. the cool spot in the north bay valley, everyone else in the middle portion of the 50s. sentences go with a high of 73
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today. only mid-60s for high temperatures tuesday afternoon. santa rosa made it into 93, today. only 73 degrees for a high temperature tomorrow. clouds over the north bay will be thicker than the rest of the bay area, keeping temperatures below normal and beginning tomorrow. concord reaches up to almost 80 degrees, but 79 for a high temperature, a few degrees below average. san jose exactly at the normal high temperature but the further south you go the clouds will not be quite as widespread, temperatures will warm into the upper 70s there. temperatures in the 60's around the bay, 60s near the coast with mostly 70s inland. the warm spots inland and the east bay only reaching up into the low 80s and temperatures will continue dropping as we head through the rest of the work week. below average temperatures stick around through friday with a bit of a warm-up over the weekend. the warmest day will be sunday and there's high temperatures are either close to or still slightly below normal. we will see more cloud cover, especially thursday and friday across the bay area which may obstruct visibility for some of the fleet week festivities everyone is concerned about the air show friday saturday and sunday.
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saturday and sunday will bring the best viewing conditions with more of a warm-up further away from the water, but then those temperatures drop off as we head into early next week. this evening's dog walking forecast coming up at 6:00. >> thank you. new at 6:00, the east bay battle over trees. who wants to cut hundreds down and why some are fighting back. facebook on the hot seat with a whistleblower set to testify before lawmakers. what lawmakers say about this company and how it is prompting more questions about how the company actually operates. and, the company that seems to benefit from facebook being out for most of the day. >> still ahead of 5:00, a south bay homeowner tried to do the right
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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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there are some turf thieves on the loose in san jose. >> we are talking about the artificial grass people are using to replace their lawns. >> len ramirez has more on why this stuff is such a hot commodity. the drought has a lot to do with it? >> reporter: that's right. with a drought on you can see how something like this could happen. just a couple of days ago, there was a very big large and expensive piece of artificial turf, a big role that somebody rolled up with and then rolled away with.
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>> reporter: security cameras picked up a suspicious white suv driving slowly by with its headlights off. two minutes later, two men are seen walking up from the left and they go straight for a big role of artificial turf laying on the front yard of rick tilly's home. they struggle with the weight but then hoisted up and walk away. it is gone in seconds. >> the value was about $4000. >> reporter: mr. talley owns a small construction company and was planning to use the turf on a client job and install it on his front yard. >> it is a shame. it's pretty sad that people have to resort to these kinds of measures to steal other people's properties, especially people that are trying to make a living doing these types of services. >> reporter: one neighbor says she was surprised that thieves took turf. >> people are hurting for money and just to lazy to work. >> reporter: she says it makes sense because of the drought. >> that is what i'm thinking of on my yard. replacing the grass. >> reporter: one installer says
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demand for turf is at an all- time high and could range from $12-$18 per square foot for installation. troy scott, owner of heavenly greens is project wait times are now backlogged for months. >> you could imagine if someone was trying to do a side job and they spotted some turf, there is an asset to take, it is a little extreme. >> reporter: mr. talley says it is thousands of dollars out of his pocket, but he is hoping to get the turf back if you can catch the thieves. >> i had no idea someone would resort to those measures, over the grass. >> reporter: some people are already calling this a turf battle. mr. talley has been out of the country on an extended trip and found out about it when his alarm system went off. he says he will call the police as soon as he gets home. reporting live in san jose, kpix 5. now at 6:00 on kpix 5 and streaming on cbsn bay area. what is next for facebook following a massive outage and serious accusations by a whistleblower. >> there is a lot of uninformed lawmakers on capitol hill.
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if we want any hope of things changing, that needs to change. >> it's crazy. i'm sure people are freaking out about that. i thought it was me. social media is pretty much my entire job. >> the outage taking millions by surprise. how many reacted, and the social media platform benefiting from the blackout. a live look at the east bay, paul can tell us how long this hayes will stick around and when the bay area could see a major cooldown. the battle to remove hundreds of trees in the east bay, why one company says they need to go. the group fighting back. the hits come for facebook. >> the company's social media sites are returning from a six hour blackout. >> the event follows serious allegations a whistleblower made on 60 minutes cleaning the company chooses profit over
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user safety. >> the fallout? blooerg reporting ceo mark ettoa zuckerberg's personal net worth dropped by at least $7 billion. we have been following this story from all sides. kenny choi has more on what the future could hold for facebook. kenny? >> reporter: the whistleblower is set to testify before lawmakers on capitol hill, tomorrow. the bombshell allegations made by her have led to all questions about how the company operates, and controls its research data. >> there has never been a time in america that this much power was in the hands of so few private citizens. >> reporter: whistleblower francis haugen says facebook changed its algorithm in 2018 which controls on what shows up on users newsfeeds, leading to more divisiveness and keeping users more engaged.


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