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uploaded using the desktop app. 27 faces, and not a single recommendation for tagging. on a post titled an update on our use of facial recognition, they say we need to weigh the positive use cases for facial recognition against growing societal concerns, especially as regulators have yet to provide clear rules. >> this is a really big thing they are doing, and subtly shutting down. >> reporter: the company has been under tremendous pressure ever since the 2016 cambridge analytical scandal, the 2019 fine of $25 billion from the ftc for privacy violations that allege facebook misrepresented user ability to control the use of facial recognition technology, and this year's $650 million settlement for facebook users in illinois for using photo phase tagging without permission point >> these things have been going on for quite a while, and it's clear at this point that facebook has decided it is no longer worth fighting without
having a legal framework that tells them it's okay to run a. >> reporter: it will take time for law to catch up with technology. it sounds like facebook will leave the door open for future use point >> there are benefits to this type of stuff, but the problem is there are a lot of privacy concerns as well. facebook very clearly has not solved those issues which is why it is backing away point >> not going to miss it. >> reporter: a lecture at san jose state says good riddance to facial recognition. he is weaning himself off of facebook. >> the less information facebook it's, and sort of wants to grab from us, i think it is fine. just as a large corporation, i am not super aligned with their business decisions. some of it is not super ethical. >> reporter: as you saw, some of the changes are already taking place, and they will start phasing it out over the next few weeks. live in menlo park, kiet do, kpix 5. to the coronavirus now, children across the bay area
will soon be able to roll up their sleeves for a covid-19 shot . this after pfizer's vaccine received final approval from the cdc's director. joining us live right now is infectious disease expert was santa clara valley medical center. thank you so much for joining us this evening. the cdc making it official now, there is still a bit of convincing to do for some skeptical parents. what are you telling them? >> great question. this is an exciting time for us, because we have been waiting for this approval for a while now. what i would tell parents is that the covid-19 vaccine was studied quite robustly. children of different ethnicities, they were enrolled in the study. included children that were obese, because we know obesity is a risk factor for covid-19, as well as with medical comorbidities. because a lower dose was used in this age group compared to 12 to 18-year-olds, and adults, the risk of side effects,
including the local side effects, as well as systemic side effects, was far lower. most children had a bit of soreness in their arm, and some percentage of children had fatigue my headache, muscle pains, but no serious adverse events, including myocarditis, or serious allergic reactions, or appendicitis, or neurological side effects were seen. we tell parents that the safety data is quite robust. >> we heard from some students today who are asking questions of their own. when asked, how do you know the vaccine won't hurt kids in the future? >> right. typically with vaccines, when we talk about long-term side effects mother usually occur in the first few months after vaccination, and we have that length of follow-up with this particular vaccine, at this dose, for this age group. the likelihood of any type of serious events, including myocarditis, are much higher in children who get sick with the
covid-19 infection and disease than with the vaccination. >> another question from some students, how safe is pfizer's vaccine compared to the measles vaccine that gets have to have for school right now? >> that is an interesting question. it seems that the pfizer vaccine is extremely safe. compared to data is hard to assess, because the measles vaccine was studied in a different time mama but it seems that it compares and safety to most of the pediatric vaccines that we give regularly to protect her children from childhood diseases. >> a quick question from the parents out there. a lot of kids don't like the idea of having to get a shot with a needle. do you have any tips for parents to ease their kids fears about the needle, or any tips to make it so it isn't so traumatic or dramatic? >> i volunteered in our counties vaccination clinics
earlier on, and one tip that a used is to keep the child engage are distracted so they don't look at the needle going in. it's a very small needle, and the amount is small, so usually they barely feel it. one trick is to keep the child engaged and distracted point >> thank you so much for joining us. great tips. >> thank you for having me. it's been a pleasure. >> distraction works for me as well. the l.a. county sheriff's speaking out on the county's vaccine mandate for law enforcement. he says the department is in danger of losing hundreds of officers. we have more on the new concerns over the vaccine mandate. >> reporter: as of right now, 51.7% of l.a. county sheriff alex vienna waivers employees are fully vaccinated. he says he wants those numbers to increase, but without a mandate. >> we have competing priorities, and we have to provide public safety, and i'm severely understaffed as it is.
we are the most understaffed agency in the entire nation. to throw this on top of that, you are attempting the hand of fate. >> reporter:'s argument is if you implement to mandate, he will either lose the good chunk of deputies early retirement, which already is up nearly 20% from 1 yuriko, or it will leave for other departments and counties without mandates. by the sheriff's count, 655 people have either already left, or have plans to leave, and in terms of the unvaccinated personnel, sworn in professional, he says 4185 of them could be let go with a mandate in place. >> i think the board is to actually start doing policies based on facts, and doing studies first, and understanding what they are doing, and asking the impact first, before committing themselves. >> reporter: the l.a. county supervisor responded to villanueva in part, saying, i have heard from constituents, including from within the
sheriff's department, expressing disappointment with the sheriff, and calling for enforcement of the mandate. instead of being an obstacle, i encourage the sheriff to work with us, and help provide education and outreach to those who remain unvaccinated. meanwhile, unlike the elected dylan waiver, the lapd chief michael moore is beholden to the cities mandate, and plans to take action if his officers refused to report vaccination status. >> in the absence of them returning that information within 48 hours, the department or myself will initiate disciplinary proceedings against the employees, civilian or sworn. >> they report that exceptions will be made for those with medical conditions, or religious beliefs but they will be required to test regularly. coming up, how last week's atmospheric river they actually help save salmon populations. plus -- a group of scientists is worried about the future of the giant sequoias, some of the oldest and largest trees on earth. their mission to ensure the survival of the iconic trees.
ports along the california coastline remain backed up as the nation's supply chain crisis continues point >> with billions of dollars of products sitting on the coast, we shall have all that precious cargo is being protected. >> reporter: 1 hour into their morning patrol, and the special enforcement bureau team is in full swing, looking for anyone who may have been on this panga, spotted on the coast. the small boats are often used to smuggle drugs or humans. today, eight lifejackets found on board mean at least eight
possible rescues point >> typically they will end up at the rocks and treasurer shoreline. we want to make sure everyone is safe point >> reporter: an ocean and land search showed up no one, so it's on to regular patrol, which lately is anything but routine. the cargo ship chaos of the ports of l.a. and long beach means this elite unit's job is no heightened. >> it's literally like a parking lot. i've never seen it like this. >> reporter: warships in limbo mean more possibility is high risk responders will be needed, helping injured cruise on the container ships, law enforcement cause, rescues. this unit trains constantly. on this day, air rescue five simulates a ship landing. moments later, they are practicing an evacuation from a moving boat. they use sensors to look for signs of radiation, or weapons of mass destruction. port security is a priority. >> a possible terrorist attack would be devastating point >> reporter: as his product security. >> we are talking about
hundreds and hundreds of millions and billions of dollars of products that are offshore that need to be protected. >> reporter: these men and women who do that are all former s.w.a.t. team members, license paramedics, then to dive school. >> in the same shift we can be working in the air, and have a mountain rescue cliffhanger, and then fly out to a missing somebody in the ocean, and then have a hostage rescue, and then fly out to something else, and handle all of that in the same day point >> i feel i have the best job in the world, absolutely. >> reporter: the unit confirmed today that they have increased troll around the ports, as the cargo ship back up continues. i'm lori perez. looking live at san francisco now, the new welcome ambassadors program has officially launched. the 2 year $12.5 million project will place welcome stations and key transit and tourist areas to assist commuters and visitors. >> these ambassadors are exactly what the city needs.
we need people, like james, and some of the folks who are here that are out on the streets, that enjoy this work and what they are doing, and that want to help people, because that is going to make all the difference in everyone's experience. >> the program is part of mayor london breed's downtown recovery plan. once fully operating, the city will deploy nifty welcome ambassadors to the busiest areas in san francisco. the program is expected to create more than 100 jobs. up next, a mystery solved in southern california. the new video that sheds light on the spiral siding, and it is probably not what you think. humming up tonight on the "cbs evening news" -- we have a packed broadcast tonight. president biden on the world stage unveils new regulations to cut methane
we can't predict when an emergency will happen. so that's why it's important to make a plan with your parents. here are a few tips to stay safe. know how to get in touch with your family. write down phone numbers for your parents, siblings and neighbors. pick a place to meet your family if you are not together and can't go home. remind your parents to pack an emergency supply kit. making a plan might feel like homework, but it will help you and your family stay safe during an emergency. california's worsening drought and wildfires are posing a major threat to the largest trees on the planet. one restoration project, years in the making them i could give those trees a longer future. >> reporter: on california's sierra nevada mountains, scientists are on a mission to restore the areas past for the
future. unrecognizable in their small size, these tiny trees are young giant sequoias. jim clark is with archangel agents tree archive, a group working to preserve the ancient trees. >> when you have dry mountainsides with the dry dead standing timber, it is a tragedy waiting to happen. >> reporter: they are planting 150 saplings on privately owned land in the mountain community of sequoia crest. a wild fire ripped through the region last year was gorging the landscape, and killing many large sequoias. >> the one thing we all agree on is that this area needs help to regenerate. >> reporter: lost with each tree our future cones and seeds point >> that is why we are here, to help assist the trees that can no longer do what they have naturally done. >> reporter: these 2 foot tall trees are cloned from a 225 tall foot sequoia called the
waterfall tree. researchers collected clippings from that tree 7 years ago, before it was lost in a wildfire last year. the archangel tree team nurtured the saplings in the lab, until ready to be planted in the california mountains. scientists say the trees will have an undeniable environmental benefit. >> they sequester carbon dioxide, and the bigger the tree, the more carbon sequestered. are back it is important for sequoias to survive and thrive point >> we are planting them see her grandchildren, and your grandchildren's grandchildren point >> we hope in years to come, there will be a legacy left for future generations. >> reporter: a legacy that will strengthen and draw out with time. researchers are marking the trees that they plant using gps coordinates so they can be monitored over time. the recent storms may have helped save some salmon. officials say the rain has increased the flows of local rivers, and that helps move juvenile salmon around, and
lowers water temperatures to keep salmon eggs cooler. in gold river, a new fish ladder gives people an up close look at the fish, it also gives salmon access to a natural habitat. >> it's cool, and to see the salmon come up the river farther, and in this natural river setting they have right below the dam, heading up below the entry to the new fish lab. >> more rain is still needed to save the salmon run this year. right now, the hatchery is planning to raise 500,000 more baby fall run chinook point new video shedding light on a mysterious jet packer spotted flying around los angeles. you might've seen this. it happened in the fall of 2020. mistry. the humanlike figure could be seen moving around the sky police say a lot of calls came in from citizens. even pilots say the person was getting too close to the airport. it turns out it was a jack's killington balloon character from "the nightmare before christmas." >> not a great halloween trick.
very clever, but a little dangerous. >> that's probably expensive and got away. or it's the story they are telling us. here is the story of going to tell you about the weather. it will rain again. we are tracking this next storm system am a and a majority of the energy will miss us to the north. it will send showers into the bay area, starting potentially as early as this time tomorrow, well after the sun goes down. the only thing tonight is the development of dense fog. it will dissipate in the sun will help to warm temperatures to back up to around normal for this time of year's. the showers are offshore, but starting to move onshore after the sun goes down with the most widespread and heaviest rain falling between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.. it'll be a few hours later for san francisco and oakland. the central they will get maximum rain between midnight and 4:00 a.m.
you're going to have to wait a little longer in the santa clara valley. it was good through pretty quickly. just a few lingering showers the first half of the day, and in the sun reemerges thursday afternoon. is not going to be substantial, but we will take every that we can get. around 0.1 inches to 0.25 inches south of the golden gate. generally lower than 0.1 inches as you go farther inland in the east bay, or in the santa clara valley point barely more than a trace for san jose. there are more rain chances further ahead in the forecast. once we get past early thursday, we dry out friday, saturday, and likely sunday. then another good chance heads our way monday, monday night, tuesday, and even lingering into tuesday night. we will add up all the rain chances coming up at 6:00. upper 60s, mid-60s across the
coast, temperatures very close to normal for this time of year. we are currently mostly in the 60s. everybody between 63 and 70. low temperatures tonight dropping down to a few upper 40s, and a lot of low to mid 50s in the map. everybody ends up 1 degree above average, very close to normal for this time of year. mid-60s again along the coast low 70s in the santa clara valley, right around 72 degrees in san jose. everybody inland and the east bay, 71 to 72. of them at school around the bay. upper 60s in san francisco. upper 60s to around 70 degrees for oakland in the east bay. highs around 70 degrees for most of the north bay. the cloud cover will thicken up a bit earlier by late afternoon. i will keep temperatures slightly cooler.
similar temperatures further north. we stay below average as we dry out site friday, saturday, and sunday. the first weekend in november is looking really nice for the next rain chance arrives. is also nice to see by monday, monday night, and tuesday. that will drop temperatures further. as we are looking at trace amounts for santa clara valley, it does look like the monday and tuesday system will bring more widespread and heavier rain tomorrow of the bay area. that's a long way down the line, but we will add up how much we are potentially looking up coming up at 6:00. knew it 6:00, indoor mask mandates are rolling back, but some bay area counties are going backwards on covid cases. it has only happened once before. the san francisco police officer now facing criminal charges for a deadly on-duty shooting. why a prominent attorney says it all could have been prevented. i'm john ramos in berkeley,
monarch butterfly population in california, which some scientists had feared might be inching to the edge of extinction. >> researchers discovered the monarchs may have found a refuge in gardens and backyards on the peninsula. >> reporter: scientists were concerned that the monarch population had dipped so dangerously low that perhaps they had reached a point from which they cannot recover. maybe even on the edge of extinction. and then came this new and surprising discovery of a population that didn't migrate the mother did not travel up and down the coast, and remained permanently, it seems, on the peninsula. so majestic monarchs appeared to have found a winter oasis in places like this community garden in palo alto point >> even last year, there were more resident monarchs and people's gardens that are not migratory. >> reporter: monarchs typically migrate thousands of miles to sites along the california coast in mexico. some citizen scientists were the first to discover a population of the butterflies
that seemed to prefer living on the peninsula year-round. encouraging news as the number of monarchs elsewhere plummeted. >> 3 years ago, the public's intent to 30,000, and last year it dropped to less than 2000 monarchs. >> reporter: the discovery of the year-round monarch population was published in the journal insect, and was based on data collected in community gardens in palo alto, and special habitats created on the google campus. the research suggested that a warmer than usual winter or global warming may be changing the butterflies behaviors. >> i'm excited and love seeing them here. >> reporter: they farm applauded a community garden in palo alto, and says she is proud of her fellow gardeners for creating habitat especially for the butterflies, and planting milkweed that is essential for their survival. >> it would be a huge loss. just the sheer beauty of the monarch butterflies is, you know, it would be lost.
>> reporter: the researchers raising hopes that the monarch may yet survive, the hope carried on wings as fragile as the butterfly zone. scientists say it is unclear if there has always been a small but unnoticed population of monarchs that didn't migrate, or if this is a change in response potentially to climate change. in palo alto, devin fehely , kpix 5 . right now on kpix 5, and streaming on cbsn bay area , an officer charged in a deadly shooting for only the second time in san francisco history. why prominent attorneys say a man's death could've been prevented. what one bay area school district is doing different to get students more comfortable with the covid vaccine. just as mask mandates are easing up, covid cases tick up in two counties. is this a case of moving too soon? the new restrictions threatening to eliminate a holiday favorite your
thanksgiving table, and the fisherman who are being affected for the very first time. we start with a san francisco police officer now facing voluntary manslaughter charges for a shooting that turned dead thing. >> kpix 5's andria borba spoke to the attorney representing the family of the man who was shot point >> this is only the second time an sf pd officer has faced charges like this? >> reporter: that is correct. an arrest warrant has been issued for kenneth cha . at this point, it is only the second time in the history of the department that this is happened. this is the encounter in january of 2017 that has sf pd officer kenneth cha facing voluntary manslaughter charges .