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vaccination rate is around 80% for those eligible. those who are studying this latest variant tell us they are hopeful that the vaccine will continue to prevent severe disease and people dying from covid-19. >> sounds like it can be pretty bad. i mean, minute around long enough for them to know a lot about it. >> reporter: parents already knew their kids needed the vaccine, too, but furanoses working a at hospital, omicron only confirmed this was the right call for their children. >> i was scared. i was shocked. >> reporter: healthcare leaders say vaccines remain an important tool to controlling the spread. >> it's clinics like this today that really are in the neighborhood, where people go,
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where people are familiar with, that are so important to really reach those people who still need to get vaccinated. >> what should people be doing to react to this latest variant? >> i think that the recommendations continue being the same. >> reporter: so far they said we need to continue following the recommendations. >> there is not a single information that will be sufficient to prevent transition, so you need to do ventilation, masks, vaccinations. >> reporter: and omicron may confirm what some already suspected, the virus will remain a threat. >> i don't think that we are going to make this virus go away. we need to learn to co-exist with it, and defend it, make it as mild as possible. >> reporter: and the vaccines are part of how that will happen. >> if you want things to get back to normal, you have to do the normal thing and get vaccinated. >> shawn, you were telling us
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earlier not everybody is excited about the vaccine clinic opening up today? >> that's right. we saw about 10 people show up we signs against the vaccine, trying to convince people not to go into the clinic. one person even had a mega phone to try and spread claims, again, against the clinic and any trying to get the vaccine. >> first amendment rights. thank you, shawn. >> health officials agree what people can do right now is get vaccinated, and if you are vaccinated, get the booster. we have a resource guideposted right now for you on kpix.com opinion >> the smoggy air conditions around the bay area is our other big story. a layer of dirty haze over all parts of our area today.
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>> sunny and warm. high pressure gives you sunny and warm, but high pressure also puts a lid on the atmosphere. it presses down. look at the view from the top of the sales for tower today, and salesfor tower today. the air just keeps getting recycled every day. the good news is it looks lot worse than it is. yellow, as we learned so well when we were back during smoke season and the wildfires, moderate. so we don't have an air quality advisory, we're now under a "spare the air," but it's not going to look pretty out the the next few days. i'll be pack with the rest of the forecast in just a few minutes. the other big story, oakland's mayor laying out her plan to fight a surge in violent crime. it calls for hiring more police officers. >> there is nothing progressive about unbridled gun violence.
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this is what oaklanders want, a presencive and effective approach to safety, and that includes adequate police staffing. >> the mayor speaking out for the first time since a form are police officer and security guard was killed in a downtown oakland shooting. it follows a deadly shooting yesterday near lake merritt. in that case, a man confronted people trying to steal his car. wilson walker on the mayor's plan. >> reporter: the mayor said the most immediate need is more police officers. but that is not a short-term solution. >> the staffing levels have fall bean he the voter approved minimum staffing of 678. as of today, we have 677 officers serving the city of oakland. >> reporter: oakland's ongoing wave of violence, the mayor said she will present city council with new assessment of
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the city's safety needs. >> that analysis will make the case that additional police staffing is needed in the wake of this violence spree. >> oh, it's a long drawn-out process. from recruitment to training, to getting them into the academy, to field training, to acting independently as an officer is probably 18 months or more. >> reporter: james is a criminology professor with san francisco state university, and also a former police officer. he says reversing the losts at opd will take time, and that's just on the personnel front. >> to go back and resurrect those programs, you have to convince the community, you have to convince the city council people. you know, there's funding issues. >> mayor schaaf said that conversation will start excuse friday. today she spoke about some of the victims in oakland's recent string of killings.
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>> there is nothing progress uv about unbridled gun violence. this is what oaklanders want, a compressive and effective approach to safety, and that affing. adequate >> the latest homicide at lake merit that fell on the border of districts two and three. i reached out to both of these city council offices today, but did not receive a response. the mayor says the more officers are part of a comprehensive plan on violence prevention. she touted operation ceasefire, and teams that can respond to situations where officers not needed. a shoe store in santa clara was the latest target of a smash-and-grab overnight. police say group of 25 to 35 people smashed the glass doors and ransacked the place. santa clara leaders say it's just another example of how crime is becoming a bay areawide issue. >> as a leader of this city, i'm going to do everything in
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my power to work with the police department, my staff, as well as other cities, too, because we're all in this together, and we're l combating the me key creator ja dorsey stepping down as ceo of the social media giant. he'll stay on as a member of twitter's board until at least next year. the chief technology officer parag will take over as ceo. >> in a lot of ways, this offers twitter an opportunity to kind of have a reset, street and even though the current ceo now has, with the company for a number of years, it's still an opportunity to say, well, let's take things in a slightly different direction. let's see if maybe we want to do think this way instead and see if it works. >> still ahead here on kpix 5 news at 6:00, why one man said his tesla is the reason he
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dmv has reminded all of its field offices to be aware of electric vehicles during driving tests. in particular, the region rattive breaking system that slow this car down without actually pressing on the brake pedal. that caused problems for a driver taking this driving test. we have the story. >> reporter: in gilroy, a young driver was confident he did well enough to pass his driver's test, but knew he was about to fail. were you feeling good about the test? >> i was, yeah. >> reporter: bryce rosenbloom did not get very far in his driving test when trouble began. >> right off the bat, told me that it was brakes on its own. and she told me that happened twice before we left the parking lot. she told me i failed. >> reporter: bryce was in a tesla model 3, and like every other electrical vehicle on the
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market, it has region rattive braking. it uses the kinetic energy to recharge the battery, all without using the brake. shed the instructor never told him to turn off that braking. it says applicant did not slow car. only put foot on brake after car was slowed and stopping. >> so i asked her what i could do next time to pass the test, and she told me to not take a tesla. >> reporter: bryce's father kneel talked to the instructor. >> in essence, she said the car was breaking itself, and i said, okay, but that's how the car works. and she said he needs to show me that he can actually move his foot from the gas pedal to the brake. and i said but, ma'am, the tar car wasn't set up like that. like if he lifts his foot off the gas and puts it on the break, the car is going to stop
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in the middle of the road. >> reporter: we got an e-mail in response to our query. the come her be advised their their license should be arriving in the same soon. >> they said they changed it, and i was freaking out a little bit. >> shocked? >> yeah, speechless. >> reporter: the dmv said they issued a recommendation to their employees. >>vy too take my hat off to them for moving that fast. >> they're known for being slow, but it was quite impressive how quickly they moved with this. i think it's important to stand by something that you believe in. so if you believe in something strong enough, you could fight for it. >> keeping up with technology,
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huh? hey, the first time in four days on the witness stand, elizabeth holmes broke down in tears. she cried and stuttered when she recounted violent episodes from her past. said she was raped during her freshman year at stanford. he said he was forced into sex by her boyfriend and business partner "sunny" balwani. she will undergo cross- examination by federal prosecutors when the case reassuming tomorrow. >> it is one of the biggest daying to shop on-line. a whopping $11 billion will be spent on cyber monday. amazon says globally customers ordered 1600 tunnels per second on black friday, and today could be even busier. and while you're shopping on-line, be sure to jot these
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important dates down. the u.s. postal service and fedex are urging shoppers to get their orders in by december 15th in order for packages to arrive before december 25th. and if you're planning to use ups, the company says that you should ship it by december 21st. >> i guess we can all take umbrellas off of our wish list. >> unfortunately. >> for the next seven days for sure. the news i have for the next 10 days is not good in terms of rain. first, look what showed back up today. that's a live view from the top of sutro tower, looking out towards the golden gate bridge. that is a beautiful blanket of fog that has just rolled in at pretty much the elevation of the deck of the bridge. looks like you would expect to it in june or july out there. we don't often see that kind of
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view this time of year. it can happen, but doesn't happen often. it is not terribly foggy on the bridge, but, still, expect some slow downs. and that's the only place. you won't experience fog anywhere else, just into the golden gate. we should be around 60, and instead we're riding around 70. we'll start to cool down a little by the weekend, next weekend. morning lows tomorrow will go back down to the upper 40s. daytime highs tomorrow, shades of yellow, showing us those low 70s once again for daytime highs. tomorrow will be one of the warmer days in the seven-day forecast. storm track looks impressive. it's just aimed the wrong way. there's a lot of rain in in there and it's all going up to the pacific north west. there is historic flooding
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happening just over the border, not far from vancouver top for the next week and half, that's the same story. this is the accumulated rainfall between today and friday december 10th, nothing, from now through then. there's a possibility maybe we might feat sprinkle going into sunday or monday. you'll see i've get a cloud in the seven-day forecast, but the system responsible for that cloud over there and going to be one of those inside sliders. it does not look promising, but does cool us down. we go from the mid-70s over the next few days for places like san jose, down to the upper 60s. it's not dramatic, but at least it will be a step towards normal. we're never going to quite get there. remember, 60 would be the average daytime high for just about all of us bay area-wide.
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coming up tonight at 7:00, could be a game-changer for national security. search and rescue, for fighting california wildfires. >> do you think we'll see a perpetually flying drone in the sky in your lifetime? >> by the end of this year you will. >> the bay area start-up hoping to achieve that lofty goal, using an energy saving trek that has actually been around forever. that's tonight at 7:00. tonight we're answering your questions. what you need to know about the no emoji variant. is it more transmission somebody else is it more deadly? and there the vaccines work against it? the cbs evening news is now just minutes away. straight ahead in sports, baseball gloves are picking up free agents like it's a black friday sale, but what about the giants, and what is the cost of winning? the
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limited availability in select areas. call 1.877.only.att. nfl up top, and the 49ers, first time since week three, they woke up this morning with a winning record. but sunday's win over the
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vikings came with a price. all pro linebacker fred warner, leader of that defense, has a hamstring injury that will shelf him one to two weeks. that is the same timeline for deebo samuel, who went down with a groin strain. so the 49ers will be without both players for sunday's game at seattle. oh, who has that game? we do. kpix 5. now the niners run game is not slowing down. elijah mitchell here gained 133 jarreds on 27 yards with a broken finger. why has this running game been good? listen to coach zimmers take. and they grab us around the waist, and our backs. until officials start calling it every play, they're not going to do it.
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>> refs flow flags, don't flow flags, and that's the game, and if you're going to sit on the sideline complaining of holding all the, should have your guys to make better plays. max scherzerer is out of a dodger uniform. the pitcher is headed back to the east coast. he agreed to a three-year deal with the new york mets worth $130 million. it makes him the game's highest paid player next season. and the rangers picked up scherzer's teammate, corey segers, after signing marcus simeon to play second base. the rangers have spent over a half billion dollars in the last 24 hours. hard pivot to golf. where lee elder passed away at the age of 87. older was the first black golfer to play in the masters
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in 1975. fred riley saying the words lee you have the honors. steph kurtis paid his respects on social media, mr. lee header one of my heros. words don't do justice to the impact you had on golf and the black community. all i can say right now is thank you for blazing the trail. it's on us to stay the course and keep going in your honor. serenaded by the usc band, the trojans today made it official, lincoln riley became the school's 17th football coach. a huge her for a fan base ready to have the men of troy back in the hunt for national titles. i know a third-year trojan at home that is awfully happy about that move. we were talking off camera, sc, boy, they had the money.
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they bought out his contract at oklahoma. that was $4 million. bought his home, and now they're buying a house for him in l.a. it's good to be the king. >> hey, when you're holding the card. >> they need the help and they know it. >> got to get on that agree cuting trail, though. >> that's true. >> all right, vern, thanks. up next, what jewish leaders in san francisco are saying about finally getting to host in-person celebrations for hanukkah once again. and streams today on cbsn bay area, we asked a local doctor how often you'll need to get a vaccination after getting a booster shot. you can find us on the kpix app.
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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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now at 6:00, the bay area jewish community celebrating the second night of hanukkah and check this out, chase center getting into the holiday spirit with its own festival of lights displays. this video from last night when the warriors hosted a hanukkah fan event, complete with a large men ora, and family
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friendly entertainment. and a 25-foot menorah's second can'tle was just lit. it's been a san francisco tradition since 1975 when bill graham sponsored the menorah. jewish leaders are happy to once again host a grand event this week. >> last night on the first candle, there was a thousand people strong in the square. we had a concert here. it was totally miraculous, so to speak, to have that feeling of everybody coming together in a safe, outdoors, to celebrate hanukkah. it was really, really special. and we want to see your holiday lights as we celebrate the season. you can e-mail your pictures and videos to bay area bright spots at kpix.com, or just tag us on social media using hash tag kpix bright spots. >> last of them. >> oh, every year. >> thank you for watching at
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6:00. the news continues streaming on cbsn patriots. you can find it on the kpix news app, and the cbs evening news is coming up next. >> book here at 7:00 captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: tonight: what we know and don't know about the new coronavirus variant omicron, as america braces for its first case of the covid strain. tonight, a "cbs news" exclusive. we go inside one of the labs where omicron was discovered by south african scientists. what we're learning, is it more deadly and will we know if our vaccines protect against the variant? plus the breaking news, the c.d.c. strengthens recommendations for the booster shot. what you should know. president biden urges calm. >> this variant is a cause for concern, not a cause for panic. >> o'donnell: what he's saying tonight about the possibility of new lockdowns. breaking news, tiger woods in an interview tonight revealing if he'll ever play professional golf again, just days after

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