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good samaritans, and people who have dedicated their professional careers to keeping others safe, as well as supporting a free press. >> oakland's wave of high-
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profile and deadly violence continued over the weekend. the city's 127th homicide came sunday, when a hand was shot and killed while trying to interrupt an auto burglary in the middle of an afternoon on a busy grand avenue. >> there is nothing progressive about unbridled gun violence. this is what oaklanders want, a comprehensive and effective approach to safety, and that includes adequate police staffing. >> reporter: in oakland, wilson walker, kpix 5. now oakland's 126th homicide came saturday when retired police officer kevin nishita succumbed to injuries
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he suffered earlier while working as security guard for a local news crew. he also work go ahead with kpix 5 crews, and was supposed to be on vacation with this family in hawaii later this week. we spoke with his daughter. >> if you think about try together go forward in your everyday life, like what would kevin want us to be, and what would kevin want us to do, what might that be? i know for one thing, he wants me to stop crying. i know he'll want us to take the vacation, but to be honest, like, it's too hard to do it. and i don't even know how many months can pass until we can go on that airplane without crying that he was supposed to come with us. i know he'll want us to keep telling funny stories about
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him, even in it's embarrassing. i just know he doesn't want us to be sad. >> you can see much more of betty's interview tonight at 11:00, and we'll be posting it any kpix.com. you will also find a link there to a trust fund for the nishita family. meanwhile, tonight police in san ramon are warning about an uptick in a specific scam targeting seniors. elderly women walking near mosaic park were approached by women who approached in suvs, struck up a conversation and used a sleight of hand technique to steal their jewelry. police are warning not to wear expensive jewelry or watches while out off loan.. >> police say they found more than $2,000 worth of merchandise in 19-year-old
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rodney robinson's car as part of that smash-and-grab. >> tonight police are looking for a smash-and-grab group that hit a shoe store. it was the second time the shoot has been hit. some of the shoes they sell are worth up wards of $1,000. people armed with hammers smashed their way through an antioch walgreens, stealing thousands of dollars of items from plexiglased display cases. the air quality has a lot of people talking right now. >> you can breathe easy, because darren peck tells us it looks a lot worse than it actually is. >> yeah, its moderate, but still does not look pretty out there. that's a view from the stop of
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the sales force tower. that's an inversion like this. that's high pressure pushing down. there's your lid on the atmosphere. everything is getting trapped underneath it, and we keep recycling the same air. let me show you what the air quality readings are like. moderate everywhere, bay area wide. we're not even under a "spare the air," but it's not going to look pretty, and moderate is not the best air quality. we would like it to be good. so maybe don't overdo it out there the next few days. prosecutors in elizabeth holmes fraud trial will get a chance to cross-examine her tomorrow about the testimony that prompt third break down in tears on the stand in san jose today. she described how she processed being raped during her freshman year at stanford, by dedicating herself to building a business.
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she testified her former business partner and live-in boyfriend, "sunny" balwani was controlling, saying he often bull yesterday her and sometimes forced her into sex. she even took notes which were shown to the jury. she is accused of intentionally misleading doctors, and patients, about an advanced blood testing technology that turned out not to work. >> twitter stock fell almost three% today after testimony that jack dorsey is stepping down. he spent 16 years at the helm of the social media company he co-founded. he said in a statement the company is ready to move on from its founders. the chief technology officer p raag will take over at ceo. dorsey will stay on as a member of twitter's board until may to help with the trances. a live look at sfo which just we willed him to first ever direct flight from vietnam to the u.s. vietnam airlines plans to make two flights per
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tweak in each direction. the bay area home to the largest vietnamese population outside of vietnam. we'll have more details on this story tonight at 11:00. still to come, it could be a game-changer for everything from national security to fighting california wildfires. >> do you think that we will 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 trick that has actually been around forever. plus with no in the end sight to the log jam at southern california ports, why are so many ships bypassing a relatively empty oakland? and a reminder, our food for bay area families drive on. to donate your time or money to help our neighbors in need this holiday season, just go
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it's a warehouse start-up with a lofty goal, keep a green in the sky fortes, weeks, maybe forever. >> their plan could change the world. they are hoping to use some energy saving tricks that have been around forever. >> reporter: we are heading up to emmyville to check out a start-up where they are making some lofty claims about a perpetually flying drone that could soon stay in the sky forever? how do we know that that's not just science fiction talk? >> we have engineers. we have the science, and we do know what we're doing. >> reporter: tony stark, eat your heart out.
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typical drones of this size and weight category can fly for about five hours, but this? this is no ordinary drone. the team has been stead lip increasing flight times, and now they're up to 26 hours. do you think that we will see a me. tually flying drone in the sky in your lifetime? >> by the end of this year, you will. so by 2022, absolutely. let me show you around. everyone co-founder stefan krause gives a tour of the bay area med quarters. it is part manufacturing floor, part r&d. >> it's very especially designed to be extremely rigid, and weigh almost nothing. >> reporter: with a good dose of mad scientist and maker lab thrown in. >> this is like my own child. for me, this is everything. >> reporter: how do they do it? first off, the reason toes wig, but light. six feet across, but only weigh about 30 pounds spence there's in landing gear, the drones lawnment from a vehicle and
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land on these cheap 3-d printed skid questions, skids, and come to a scraping stop. solar panels recharge the batteries, but the secret sauce is in the artificial intelligence. on board sensors span for thermals, rising portion of hot air and shuts off the power tow blades, which folds back to reduce drag. the autopilot rides those thermals to save energy. the ceo said they got their idea from mother nature. >> so we looked at birds. birds that fly long stances. they're not constantly flapping their wings. we are constantly monitoring environmental conditions, feeding that pack into the autopilot. >> reporter: flying autonomously for compares to weeks at a time means they can one day conduct long-term surveillance or search and rescue operations, even conduct climate change research, and perhaps most urgently, monitor wildfires in real-time 24 hours
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a day. >> for persistent assets that are flying nonstop, most cost effectively and efficiently, can change how we do disaster management. >> it seems like an audacious thing to say that drones, flying robots are going to change the world. >> it's a contribution. all of us are drops in the ocean that contribute to changing the world. well, taking a look at your top headlines, a new u.s. travel span now in effect for south africa and seven of its closest neighbors, but the omicron variant behind it has already spread well beyond that region, including canada. >> this variant is a cause for concern, not a cause for panic. >> omicron contains an unusually high number of mutations, raising concerns about potential vaccine resistance. manufacturers say it will take them about two weeks to figure out if that is the case. in the meantime, experts say
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getting vaccinated or boosted now is still your safest bet. 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. and if you are looking for a booster shot, links have been posted at the state and county level on kpix.com. and coming up tonight at 11:00, we'll look at how the new variant is prompting people to reconsider their holiday plans. amazon fulfillment centers across the country are running at full speed on this cyber monday, but the deals aren't the only reason to shop now. the items may not last that long either. adobe analytics says out of stock messages this month are up over 100% from pre-pandemic levels. appliances and electronics along with home and garden supplies are the most limited.
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and the port of oakland talked about their port. >> niece no replacing los angeles. >> it's like driving on a 10- express highway down in l.a., compared to two lanes. it's just not as much infrastructure here. >> the port said because l.a. and long beach are so backed up, ships simply don't have time to stop here before heading back to asia, and that's translating to much higher costs for central valley growers and other local exporters, and allen shipping traffic at the port has dropped by more than 40% year over year. >> wow, what a catch-22. >> it's beginning to look a lot like crisp at the white house tonight. a military band played as the first lady showed off her holiday display. decorations include trees, garland, lit up in white.
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a display of ice blue -- cycles tripping down the highway, and a tiny replica of the white house itself. we're on the lookout for bay area bright spots this holiday season. you can send your pictures and videos by tagging kpix bright spots on social media. terrance, those lights should be twinkling brightly these nights. >> yeah, there will be nothing in the way. highlights here from the waldo grade and the golden gate bridge. an old friend back. look at that shot of the marine layer coming in over the marin head lands, and over the south end of the bridge, as well. that is so pretty. especially when you haven't seen it in a while. so we have a little bit of marine layer right off the coast, and some of it is trying to creep in from the golden gate. it actually looks better on the road than you would have thought from that view, so just be advised you might hit some patchy fog out there, if you're on the coast or right over the golden gate bridge, that's about it. a lot of low 70s on here.
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this is about 10 degrees above average, and i think that's important to remind you of that, because we've been doing this for so long that it's easy to lose perspective. we are well above average and we've been doing it for a while and most of the seven-day forecast. this isn't changing anytime soon. morning lows tomorrow will go down into the upper 40s for most of us. we likely will have some patchy going out there tomorrow, especially if the north bay valleys and possibly down here in santa clara valley. so keep that in mind as you're making your plans for tomorrow morning's commute into work. it's not like it's going to be a widespread dense fog advisory kind of day, but there will be some patchy fog out there. low 70s for the daytime highs for the inland valleys of the east bay. low 70s for the bay proper and working our way up through marin and sonoma, and we'll see that same story, which turns into the mid-70s as we get up into lake and mendocino county.
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it's very nice when you're in it, but knowing the deficit we've got for rainfall, we need to start seeing a change in this pattern, and right now there's no chance of that. this is mulling moisture from the philippines and pointing it at british columbia. historic rain up there. flooding. the pictures are incredible. as long as that continues, we see nothing down here. this is the accumulated rainfall through next friday, december 10th. so taking us all the way out a week, just about a week and a half, into december. there's still not a whole lot of reason to be hopeful we're going to see rain come back here. so we might as well enjoy it, guess. sunny skies and mid-70s. a lot to enjoy about that. it looks good, and from that standpoint, san jose is going to be 57 on wednesday. we'll keep the temperatures around 70 for the bay and oakland. there our my go climate. maybe a cloud next monday, but
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and earn a cash bonus when you open a new eligible account and complete required activities. well, kpix 5 has learned the dmv is warning its officers to be aware of electric cars during driving tests. >> it has to do with their regenerative braking symptoms. caused problems for a young driver in gilroy who was driving a tesla model 3 for his test. his car has regenerative braking, which means it slows down when you take your foot off the accelerate anywhere instructor failed the driver since he didn't physically move his foot from the accelerator to the brake. >> right off the bat warns me that the car is slowing down on
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its own as a top sign and stuff, and she told me that happened twice before we even left the parking lot. >> the driver's score has since been changed to passing. they have said that regenerative braking cannot be scored as an error now. keeping up with technology. here is fun project to ease you back into your workweek. the bay area park that wants you to name that cute little giraffe.
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is a fairy west in santa rosa has a big challenge for you tonight. >> name that giraffe. the mom and dad welcomed their 117-pound bundle of legs last month. staffers came up with six possible names for him. >> and much like the giraffe itself, there is a pattern here. the bay area themed choices are
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buster, curry, debate, jimmy g, and mattie review no. >> you can cast car vote on the safari west rib site through tomorrow. and here he is again for inspiration. what is your pick, do you have one. >> >> i already know a dog named buster and he's one of a kind, but i like jaredee, because it has a ring, j arefee the giraffe. >> i can see the children's books now. [
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