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public service. she was walking her dog near shoreline drive and grand street. a popular spot for people to walk in the morning and the evening, as well. as you can see here, she was struck by a vehicle, suffered major head injuries, and then was taken to highland hospital where she was pronounced dead. her service, 30 years as a politician working here in alameda county. was first elected in 1949, and then served in the state assembly. she was the first asian american in the state assembly as the leader there. she is survived by two children and two grandchildren, as well. take a look at some of the video from chopper 5 from earlier this afternoon. we have very few details of what exactly led up to the fatal accident this morning, but alameda police confirming
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there was a female driver involved in this accident. that driver remained on the scene, and is cooperating with this investigation, as it is ongoing. we did receive a statement from the office, from chan's office today, saying during her 30- year career in public service, supervisor chan had been a staunch advocate for children, for families, the elderly, affordable housing, and healthcare for the uninsured. wilma chan, again, 72 years old, walking her dog early this morning in this area, shoreline drive and grant street, when she was struck by a vehicle. police again saying the person involved, the knee mail driver, cooperating with the investigation. we have talked to some of her colleagues as well as some of her friends who say they are devastated by this loss. the family also saying that they are thanking first responders for their efforts, trying to resuscitate and her revive her, but unfortunately
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she died at highland hospital this afternoon, shortly after 2:30. the family is asking for privacy at this time. we'll have much more coming up tonight at 11:00. governor gavin newsom's office reacting to the news on twitter, saying we are deeply saddened by the tragic house of alameda county supervisor wilma chan, championing healthcare, affordable housing, support for families, has touched the lives of many. our thoughts are with her loved ones at this time. well, in the south bay, the valley transportation authority trying to recover from sort of a one-two punch. first it was covid, and then a deadly mass shooting back in may. vta took a big step forward today. >> reporter: 27 people graduated from their class today. they are brand-new bus drivers. however, the agency is still
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down about 70 but drivers. they are make manage some head way on that front. thorough these new graduates, it wasn't easy, but it was worth it. after a tough ceo year and a hall of dealing with the pandemic, the vta paused for a brief moment to feel some joy. evora burten is one of five graduating women to enter this male-dominated field. what go women bring to this field that men don't? >> love. and we bring strength. we know hough to open up and support. >> so happy that you're graduating. >> reporter: this graduating class now bring there's total number of bus driver tuesday 862. full staffing is 9323. bus service is now running at 90% capacity. for some routes, that means pick ups that happened every 12 to 15 minutes is now a 20- minute wait. >> so we can't offer that faster service until we have
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more drivers on the road. so as we hire more drivers, we can work toward getting to 100% service. >> reporter: the agency has 70 but driver opening. starting pay is 42,000. topping out at $70,000 in four years, and, yes, have a pension. eric used to be homeless and ran the well-known 22 line to stay warm and dry. the other day, he actually drove it. >> it's great to be able to pray for them and give them a little encouragement, and talk to them and treat them like a human being. >> reporter: jessie davis, 61, is the old it's graduate in the class. >> been through a lot in my life, and to make this change and to accept this challenge, i'm just overflowing with joy to know that you can do it. i'm not done yet. >> so as we heard, they have to hire drivers to get back to the service level they want. when is that supposed to
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happen? >> reporter: well, that is anybody's guess at this point, but they are making headway, chipping away at that shortage. they're expecting another 28 drivers to graduate on december 29th. so maybe by next year, who knows. >> okay. we'll keep our fingers crossed. meantime, monished its seeing a shortage of employees. muni said despite its workforce being 95% fully vaccined, more than 100 transit operators have every not complied wet the mandate or are looking for approval for their application for an exemption. we have reached tout b.a.r.t. to see if it is seeing staffing shortages, but haven't gotten a response yet. in san francisco, dozens of police officer on live for refusing to follow the vaccine mandate.
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sfpd said more than 50 companies have been placed on leave, including 41 sworn police officers. those put any leave now have pending termination proceedings. the commission is meeting right now. san francisco's chief of police is expected to discuss the issue in his report. this comes as thousands of bay area children, ages five to 11 begin to get their shots. devin is joining us from a vaccination site in san jose where he saw long lines of children waiting to get vaccinated. >> reporter: basically wining down through the day, but throughout the day, we saw long, a steady dream, of parents and children eager to get their shots. >> i was basically thinking i just want to get this over with. and then after, i was glad i finally got the first round of the vaccine.
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>> reporter: abbey hanson, 11 years old, and today the pitch perfect voice of the recently vaccinated. >> as soon as i get home, i'm telling them, and i'm going to say it didn't hurt, honestly. >> reporter: abbey was part of the first wave of students ages five to 11 to get their shots, requiring out to doctors' offices and vaccination clinics on the first day they were eligible. >> knowing that the children's dose is a third of the adult dose made us feel a little bit safer. >> reporter: even though young children typically experience mild symptoms from covid-19, they are capable of spreading it to others, and some parents felt that their children were vulnerable as long as the were unvaccinated. >> there's holidays we didn't celebrate. there's friends we didn't see. there's birthday parties we didn't have. >> reporter: rosalie brought her fine-year-old son isaac to get the shot, the only one of they are three children old enough to be vaccined.
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>> i was excite ford my first vaccine to come. >> reporter: there is a lot of hand holding and encouragement, and they stressed the importance of this age group get their shots. >> we are still not out of the woods of this pandemic. no one has declared the pandemic as being over, so it is still important to take some precautions. >> reporter: so abbey and isaac, the two young children in my story today, they kind of handled their shots like champs. they didn't scream or even flinch, but there are some cryers and screamers, but the staff here did a fantastic job be trying to ease those children's fears. in san jose, devin ferraro, kpix 5. >> for everything you need to know about get your child vaccinated, including where to sign up, head to our website, kpix.com. click the banner at the top of the page. a live look now at san
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francisco's financial district, where many small business counting down the days until larger businesses make big returns to the office. max darrow on how that move could jump start the economy. max? >> reporter: there are a lot of people returning to the offices near san francisco, but it's happens slower than other places in the country. some, though, don't expect a big return until the top of next year. the pace of life is grin fog pick back up in san francisco's financial district, and for a long time barber, that's a good sign. >> i'm very optimistic. i still think that financially we'll bounce back. it's just happening so slow. >> reporter: his main client people who work in daytime jobs in the financial district. so when most of the businesses went remote, he lost about half
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of his glints only will come back, you know, will start filling up again when the offices fill up. it's happening slower in san francisco than in other major cities. the embarcadero center and the sales force tower, 18% of their tenants have returned to the office so far. that's the lowest of all of their regions. >> as we talk to people, january seems to be where many companies are landing. they talk about return to office. >> reporter: jeff is the executive director of the bay area council economic institute. he said one key metric keeping a close eye on is traffic, including toll numbers on the bridges and public transit rider shipp. >> ridership. traffic has picked up over the last few months. >> a lot more people have been coming out, and that's really good for the community. >> reporter: but still, it's
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not quite to pre-pandemic levels. over in union square, the executive director for the business improvement district said a return to the office will be important for them, as well. >> it's vital to the health of a lot of our small businesses. they rely heavily on foot traffic and people. they want to come out and be here to serve the community, and they are looking forward to the return back to the office. >> reporter: a lot of companies are looking at returning with a hybrid model, a combination of in person work and remote work, so when the foot traffic does start to increase in san francisco, it's not going to happen all at once. now at 6:00, another story we're following. catcher buster posey is reportedly planning to announce his retirement from playing baseball tomorrow. posey joined the giants back in 2009. he was won three world series titles with that team, and much more in his career a bit later
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in sport president. an east bay man's family fighting for justice. their vigil and campaign to change the way that the police treat people suffering from mental illness. plus why oakland could soon see a
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tote today marks three years since the shooting of a man by the police. >> we have more from danville. >> reporter: well, elizabeth and allen, things wrapped up here a short time ago. today was the three-year anniversary of the shooting death of a man here in danville. his family is pushing to mark the moment and make a change. gathered in front of he danville library, a group of mothers, members of an unfortunate sorority of women who lost their sons in police shootings, came to mark the three-year anniversary of arbalett a's death. >> it didn't have to happen. so thank you for everyone who has extended their support and love. we will continue to fight for justice, and hopefully this will never, ever happen to anyone else again. everyone else ins of angelo kinto and myles hall also stood and then marred down the street in danville, asking for justice
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and change in the way the mentally ill are treated. >> people with mental health are so much more likely to be shot and killed by the police. so we need to have more ways that the police don't show up. >> this horrible injustice that has not ceased in these three years. >> reporter: andrew hall, the sheriff's deputy was convicted just last week of assault on him, put the jury hung 7 to 5 on a voluntary manslaughter charge. >> i'm requesting them to retry the case for voluntary manslaughter. >> reporter: hall is still employed by the contra costa sheriff's office and is also accused of the shooting of tyrelle wilson in danville earlier this year while off- duty. asking for a change in how people of color and people went mental illness are treated by
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law enforcement. >> these are four individuals with a history of mental health struggle, who were murdered for their illness. would we ever do this to a cancer patient? >> reporter: this is not just about marches and vigils for these families. they say they want to enact change on city, state, and federal levels, to make sure that no one else has to suffer the same pain they have. aundria borba, kpix 5. city leaders approved a new policy that allows recreation vehicles in oakland, and tiny hopes on wheels, to be parked on private property, given the owner's approve. help to to get rvs off the streets while also providing more affordable housing options to those struggling to find traditional housing. >> let's bring paul back in. enjoy the 6:00 sun sets, because soon they'll be 5:00 sun sets.
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>> yeah, if a few more days, and the dogs and kids will be on a weird schedule, we might be on a weird schedule, don't know. >> we're always on a weird schedule. and yeah, evening news people. morning news people are really on a weird schedule. [ laughter ] >> a typical fall rain event for the area. a couple of showers tomorrow morning, and then clearing out in the afternoon. another chance of light showers in the forecast on saturday. that's a new feature in the forecast. the first showers just making their way onshore in the north bay as we head towards about 10:00 this even. more progress towards the golden gate by about midnight as the rain continues for the north bay. the rain will be less impressive as it makes its way farther and farther inland. but at least some measurable rain is likely for the whole bay area, and the bulk of that shower activity is going to be moving out by early tomorrow morning, but the road are
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likely still going to be wet. so plan ahead for that, for some morning mist and drizzle. how much rain? for north bay, a tenth of an inch to a quarter inch for the highest arounds around santa rosa. this isn't a huge rain maker, but we'll take what we can get. a tenth to 2/10 of an inch of rain around the central bay. we have a chance on saturday. a much better chance by monday, monday night, and tuesday. we'll talk more about that coming up at 7:00. that's an atmospheric river. temperatures have dropped because a little bit. still 70 in livermore. 27 in santa rosa. otherwise still in the 60s. nice weather for a walk in san francisco. temperatures are steadily going to drop off with increasing clouds overhead, but that chance of showers isn't going to interfere with your evening
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walking or anything else, outdoor plans, but the showers not moving into san francisco until about midnight. temperatures tonight only dropping down to the mid-to- upper 50s. high temperatures tomorrow, a little cooler than the last few days. mid-to-upper 60s for most of us. that early morning cloud cover putting the brakes on a warmup. there's that chance of showers on saturday, but sunday looks likes the better half of the weekend for any outdoor activities, and then monday and tuesday, more wide spread and heavier rain for the entire bay area. we need it, and we're going to add up a little bit more. we'll talk about of we can potentially receive coming up at 7:00. cbs evening news is coming up. >> here is norah o'donnell with a preview. >> hi allen and liz. it is a busy news day. the new plan on capitol hill to cap the high cost of prescription drug prices. how it could impact you at the pharmacy. the cbs evening news now just
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surprised? well, there were hints, but still still, giants buster posey without catcher's gear or a bat in his hands? the r word? sounds strange when you say it out loud. the three-time world series champion will retire thursday as the greatest catcher in giants history. posey returned to his all-star form this season after sitting out in 2020. he goes out on his own terms. how many of us can say that. and on top of his game. nfl, more details in the aftermath of the henry ruggs face crash early tuesday morning. ruggs released by the raiders yesterday, was in a wheelchair this morning with a neck brace, during a las vegas court appearance. prosecutors said ruggs was driving as fast as 156 miles per hour seconds before impact. the driver of the other car and her dog were killed. ruggs' blood alcohol was twice the legal limit. derek castro heard from rugs
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just hours before the crash. >> he literally texted me atf midnight over a golf swing. how does my golf swing look, you guys need to help me, you know, and just seeing that and then getting the news when we woke up, i just -- i mean, don't even know how am i supposed to handle that? >> number 22, running back jeff wilson jr. is back at practice for the 49ers, but likely won't play sunday. but george kittle is likely to return after a calf injury. deebo samuel is dealing with a sore second half, but is expected to play on sunday. he had a 171-yard game. after the chicago win, he now has more receiving yards through his first seven games than any other player in team history. then there's packers quarterback aaron rodgers. he won't play sunday against
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the chiefs because he tested positive for covid-19, and it turns out he wasn't honest about his vaccination status when asked back in training camp. >> are you vaccinated? >> yeah, i've been impeached. other guys on the people haven't been vaccinated. think it's a personal decision. i'm not going to judge those guys. >> rodgers is one of those guys. the league has now deemed him unvaccinated, and that means a minimum of 10 days away from the team until he is cleared to play. the effect of rodgers not in this game, the packers went from a one-point underdog a seven and a half point underdog on sunday.
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one company wants you to trade in your hot thanksgiving meal for ice cream. salt and straw which has several bay area locations brought back its holiday-themed frozen treats. blazers include caramelized turkey and cranberry sauce. turkey ice cream, as well as parker house rolls with salted butter cream. dessert inspired flavors include candy's walnut cheesecake. senate sounds good. >> that one i would go for. >> salt and straw is infast
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effect. >> look, it looks like mashed poe day tees. does the turkey ice cream have chunked? and cravey? caramel sauce? >> no, not for me cbs captioning sponsor captioning sponsored by cbs ♪ ♪ ♪ >> o'donnell: tonight, america enters a new phase in the battle against covid as elementary school children get their first doses. kids ages 5-11 roll up their sleeves as ever school-aged child nationwide is now eligible for the vaccine. >> that didn't hurt a lot. >> o'donnell: the special mini- dose for kids, and why some parents tell us they're not in a rush. political earthquake: the upset in virginia's gubernatorial race. why suburban moms and independents who once voted for biden voted republican this time around. is it a warning sign for the democratic party? the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs. democratic leaders unveil a new plan to cut costs. but where do the lawmakers who raked in cask from big pharma
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