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for some bay area parents. we begin with san francisco's retail crime crackdown heading into the holidays. just hours ago, the district attorney announced charges in friday's looting at union square. kpix 5's betty yu is live with the details. >> reporter: this press conference to announce the charges was originally set up outside in the courtyard of the das office, and then it was moved inside after a group of demonstrators showed up with megaphones and signs. you hear right there, they chanted, recall chester putin, just outside of the gates. they are facing a recall election in june. today, the da announced he has filed felony charges, including looting and grand theft against nine people are participating
in friday's organized crimes at louis vuitton and under other union square stores, including walgreens. two of the nine people arrested for alleged to have been in possession of firearms. they said these thefts are not specific to san francisco, but happening in other parts of the bay area, and across the country. he also said what happened last weekend was not a result of his policies. >> a lot of people feel what we are seeing from you today represent a change in attitude, and they question the sincerity of your stern rhetoric, because we have seen these acts for months and months and months on end. >> it said the media haven't been paying attention to these incidents until recently. if you look at our charging, we have been charging these cases consistently since i took office. the only exception was covid-19 we had severe bottlenecks in the courts, my office, policing, and in the jails.
we made a very specific and intentional decision to avoid an outbreak in the justice system. >> reporter: he added that his office has filed charges in 86% of commercial burglary cases that have been presented to his office by sf pd this year. we have inquired about the specifics of his prosecution record. >> and if these people are going to serve that much time in jail. we will see. thank you. we have an issue with people repeatedly to make the same act over and over again. >> the police chief and mayor london breed both promised to london breed today while kickin the city's shop and dine in the 49 campaign. that includes parking garages and limiting vehicle access to prevent quick getaways. >> people feel a certain way
because there are a number of stores boarded up. they are still showing up in shopping. we will make sure that we do everything we can to keep our cities safe. the people mother employees, the merchants, and residents alike. bars are up along university avenue in palo alto, where a large group attempted to smash their way into a high end consignment store on sunday. broadway plaza in walnut creek is also fortified tonight after a five including injuries are incident injured employees on saturday. one business owner worries it will only deter shoppers and not thieves. >> is going to hurt the business more than it will save anyone from anymore future theft. this is a hindsight, monday morning quarterback, ineffectual. we discovered plenty of people signing up for self- defense classes with property crime on the rise.
>> there are a lot of things happening, and there's a lot of high intensity when i walked out alone or with my daughter. >> there is still a lot of people looking to come in to get what they need to protect themselves in their home. coyote point armory in burlingame has seen an uptick in gun sales the last year and a half. sales of nonlethal weapons such as pepper spray are also up 100%. two men are in the hospital tonight following the shooting in san jose. it happened just after 2:00 this afternoon on story road might not far from the 101-680 interchange. one of the victims has life- threatening injuries. so far police have not made any arrests, or given suspect descriptions. two men accused of trying to kill former oakland police captain ersie joyner are now facing murder charges for the death of their alleged accomplice. 24-year-old in-n-out and 20- year-old kemandre king were
arraigned today in dublin on that count and several others. they are accused of shooting joyner several times while robbing him at an oakland gas station last month. joyner shot and killed a third man in the struggle before the others took off with the suspected getaway car. at that suspect is being extradited to california from texas. joyner is recovering from surgery for multiple wounds to his legs and torso. elizabeth holmes fraud trial is in holiday recess until monday, following the founders third and most grueling day get on the stand. she spent nearly 7 hours addressing one of the prosecution's strongest points, that she put a pfizer company logo on some validation documents sent to walgreens, even though pfizer never validated theranos. she said she did it because the two companies had worked on a previous project, but said, quote, i wish i had not done that. >> it could be something that is damaging, so it is good to
get it out of your witness, to explain why that happened. the fact of the matter is the prosecution has already said that it indicates deception. >> holmes also explained that theranos switched to commercial analyzers shortly after the walgreens lunch because too many samples were coming in all at once for her machines to be practical. she said she never told walgreens or investors in order to protect trade secrets, though she did tell fda regulators. a new lawsuit seeks to put an end to california's pandemic state of emergency. grants governor newsom extra powers to deal with the crisis. he extended it through next march, but a group that filed suit in southern california his current conditions no longer justify it. a new emergency in san francisco tonight due to the drought. the city just declared a water shortage, and is calling on all sf customers to cut back by 10%. for now, that is voluntary. a little-known side effect of the pandemic. >> i keep reminding myself that
it's all in god's timing. >> how global restrictions are leaving the area adoptive parents with open hearts and empty arms. we show you the new safety steps b.a.r.t. is taking heading into the holidays, and a possible winter surge. if you are hoping to get in a little skiing this thanksgiving, not looking good. another resort announced it has no idea when it will open. the rest of the things for getting forecast does look good. similar temperatures tomorrow, but a warm-up was so they kick in as we head through the holiday weekend. we take a look at that coming up in the forecast. kpix 5 is helping our neighbors in need i didn't have to shout out for help. because you didn't have another dvt. not today. one blood clot puts you at risk of having another, so we chose xarelto®, to help keep you protected. xarelto® is proven to treat and reduce the risk of dvt
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tonight, covid-19 restrictions have left many bay area parents with open but empty arms. >> we found out that the pandemic has slowed down or suspended adoption plans. >> reporter: jessica learned sign language as she prepares to adopt a little boy in china who is hearing prepared. the problem is she can't bring him home to san jose. >> sometimes i feel anxious and impatient, and just saddened. >> reporter: she got match with a 7-year-old boy last year, but china has stopped all foreign travel in the pandemic. >> the waiting is difficult, because i had expected to travel and complete the adoption long before now. >> it impacts a jobs and -- >> reporter:susaof holt international children's
services has 40 years experience in overseas adoptions. >> i have never seen anything that begins to compare with the magnitude of this issue. >> reporter: 400 american families are on hold their adoption of chinese children. 140 families are working with hold. china has told them it will reopen its borders when it is safe. the best guess, after beijing hosts the february olympics. >> we feel confident that there will not be travel until at least after the olympics are over. >> reporter: the good news? to protect them from covid, china has put adoptive children and their caregivers together on lockdown, and sometimes those caregivers have shared updates. jessica has emailed sign language videos she has recorded at home to connect with her son, an ocean away. his caretakers have sent back videos of him following her lessons. >> it's really cute. you can see him watching it and listening, and doing the signs,
so that gives me a spark of joy and hope. >> these are her school pictures. 4 the pandemic is also delayed domestic adoptions. kimberly from san francisco was filing papers to the doctor great-niece the city sheltered in place. it was tough getting the required physical. >> they wouldn't allow you to go into the hospitals. >> reporter: besides zoom, visits with the social worker were distant outside, even in the rain. >> i didn't want to be wet. >> reporter: alternative family services in oakland saw a third fewer adoptions last year as assume meetings were placed in person parent training, cpr classes, and court hearings. >> it took a lot longer due to the fact we weren't able to meet in person, but we were
able to get it done. >> reporter: kimberly's adoption became final after a year. jessica's application drugs into its fourth year. >> i keep reminding myself it's all in god's timing. >> reporter: she waits for the day when she no longer holds an image in her hand, but a son in her arms. sharon chin, kpix 5. november is national adoption month. we posted or information on those organizations just profiled on kpix.com . taking a look at your top headlines, the man accused of plowing his suv through a wisconsin christmas parade has been charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide, and a six this likely after an injured child died today. an officer said 39-year-old darrell brooks seemed to be intentionally moving side to side to strike as many people as he could with his car. in addition to the six deaths, dozens more were hurt. new doorbell camera footage from a nearby home shows brooks a short time later asking to use the phone. the unsuspecting resident obliged, and even gave him a
coat and sandwich. >> in a roundabout way, maybe i helped and slowed him down for 10 minutes. >> the criminal record dates back to the 90s. 2 days before the parade, he was released on $1000 bail after allegedly running over his child's mother with the same suv. the will mock eda now concedes that the bail amount was inappropriately low. the fate of three white men accused of murdering ahmaud arbery is in the hands of a george or jerry tonight. they are accused of chasing down and shooting the unarmed 25-year-old lack man as he ran through their neighborhood last year. the suspects claimed he was a burglar, and they were trying to make a citizens arrest. president biden has ordered the release of 50 million barrels from the nation's strategic oil reserve to help drive down gas prices. he also asked the ftc to look into whether any price gouging is going on at the pumps.
>> gas supply companies are paying less and making a lot more. they do not seem to be passing that on to the consumers at the pump. >> critics say the white house has helped drive up oil prices by cutting domestic production. the move comes as more than 53 million americans are expected to hit the road thanksgiving. >> we won't be alone out there. tonight, b.a.r.t. is stepping up air quality efforts to keep writers on board through the holidays. the filters change out the air in each car every 70 seconds, and trap particles as small as 0.3 microns. >> as long as you stay away from everyone, and have your mask on all the time. >> reporter: you feel pretty safe? >> yeah, definitely. sugar bowl is the latest sierra resort to give up on the idea of thanksgiving skiing. it has joined heavenly and north star in delaying the opening indefinitely. it is to warm out there. it needs to be cold again. >> we need more moisture and
have been in short supply in the last few weeks after that great start. the dry weather pattern will continue through the holiday weekend. is this moves in, squeezing the atmosphere over the bay area, producing the offshore wind that we will experience tonight and tomorrow. the strongest gusts to be over napa county and solano county. santa clara county wiover 3les the rain continues to be directed to the pacific northwest. is this area of high pressure builds in overhead my our wind will calm down. drive and mild weather continues for the bay area, but the window for southern california will continue. red flag warnings go into effect tomorrow around los angeles and san diego, and continue for thanksgiving, and friday. 30 to 40 mile-per-hour sustained winds. the higher combinations, combined with very low relative humidity letter roofs and we are talkback critical fire conditions for southern
california through the holiday weekend. the bay area, it is nice. out of 51 already for concord, livermore, and santa rosa. upper 50s for oakland, san francisco, and san jose. chili tomorrow morning. a few locations in the upper 30s. most inland spots in the mid to upper 40s. despite the chilly start, temperatures will warm up nicely. we end up 2 to 4 degrees above average by wednesday afternoon, into the mid-60s across the board, except along the coast. mid-60s for the south bay and santa clara valley. mid-60s for most inland portions of the east bay. mid-60s for san francisco and oakland. mid to upper 60s for the north bay. maybe slightly warmer because of the downed sure went. looking ahead of thanksgiving, the day after tomorrow, a
little chilly in the morning, especially in the end. 8:00, mid-40s in the end, but in for more of a warm-up. upper 60s for highs. mid-60s for high temperatures around the bay and along the coast. these numbers are still above average for late november. then even more of a warm-up for inland parts of the bay area through the weekend. 70 degrees or san jose by saturday, sunday, and monday. north bay indies bay, not too far behind. upper 60s, if not close to 70 degrees for the rest of the weekend. everybody cools off a bit next week, but no rain in the 7 day forecast. there are some signs that early december could be more favorable in terms of rain chances. still to come, the grammy nominations are out. some bay area names are in. the local r&b act at the front of the pack. mrs. claus the shopping boss here to help you merry savers decorate with the best bargains ever! ross has savings on everything you need
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able to share those things, i want to be able to say, if i was ever in a position to make a difference and help, i would love to lighten the load for individuals. denominations are out for the 2022 grammy awards. >> plenty of bay area acts are in. vallejo native h.e.r. is up for multiple awards, including album of the year. oakland's literacy is for best traditional pop vocal album. also nominated, the san francisco symphony and conductor michael tilson thomas. and palo alto guitarist will ackerman. >> the grammy awards are airing live january 31 on cbs. jazz musician jon batiste leads the pack with the lemon nominations. justin bieber, h.e.r., doja cat have ate a piece. billie eilish and olivia rodrigo each have seven.
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buzzed with an unexpected warning. >> it read something like your heart rate has been below 43 for the last 10 minutes. i thought what, that can't be right. >> she said she was treated at the hospital and released, but when she got the same warning again a week later, she was diagnosed with a second degree heart block, and fitted with a pacemaker. she now says she feels great, and grateful. a special thanksgiving for her. >> absolutely. thank you for watching. the news continues streaming on cbsn bay area. enjoyed the evening. the news continues at 11:00.
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