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is pretty much an industrial area and there doesn't appear to be any homes in the path of this fire again. we have been watching the fire since it broke out around four this afternoon and again as alex mentioned cruz appear to be getting a good handle on this fire, making a lot of progress. we are working to bring you a live report coming up in just a little bit later on in this newscast, all right now to danville and a two alarm fire damage to home and burned vegetation before crews were able to get the upper hand on it. the san ramon valley fire protection district responded. 1 50 this afternoon to reports of flames in a yard at a home on valley vista drive sky. foxx flew above the neighborhood and you can see the charred hillside there. there were no injuries reported with this fire, and the cause is being investigated. in rohnert park. investigators have exhausted all leads into a trash can fire outside the home of a city council member. police say someone put fireworks in a trash can and then set it on fire outside of the home of
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councilman willie linares, on the fourth of july. linares has said he believes the vandalism was payback for his support of a ban on fireworks sales. linares was among the council members who voted to ban fireworks sales earlier this year. today, police said their investigation included interviews with neighbors and reviewing video footage from several cameras in the area. several weeks of thorough investigation. we have exhausted all of our leads and have not identified a suspect at this time. we believe, based on the information that we've gotten through this investigation that this was a deliberate act, police say they believe the person shown in a video getting out of a van in the area is responsible for starting that fire. anyone with information is asked to contact police knew at six. oakland police say gunfire erupted downtown. found this afternoon not far away from police headquarters. officers are investigating the shooting. that happened just after three
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o'clock at eighth street and broadway near chinatown. police say no injuries have been reported so far with this shooting anyone with information about what happened or anyone who has security camera footage should put in a call to oakland police. we have video of yet another brazen retail theft at a san francisco drugstore, and it comes after the governor and local officials pledged to crack down on a crime that is forced many stores to close down our crime reporter henry lee has the latest it's happened again. four women run off after stealing from a cvs pharmacy at van ness and jackson in san francisco, this time just before six monday night. it's the latest grab and go crime in san francisco that's forced many drug stores in the city to close. the man who took this video tells me he feels sorry for the workers who have lost their jobs or had their hours reduced because of what he called out of control, shoplifting. organized retail theft has become such a hot button issue that it's now a point of focus in the upcoming gubernatorial recall election. former san diego mayor kevin faulconer spoke outside the
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shuttered walgreens at larkin and bush in san francisco, blasting the governor, a governor who has supported the lessening of laws when it comes to stealing items under $950 lowering those consequences. at a news conference last week, newsom said he signed a new law that maintains task forces across the state that crackdown on retail theft. san francisco police chief bill scott supports the legislation. when they see these things go viral, the perception of lol insists the perception that anything goes really that has to be overcome. 23 of the top 10 cities for organized retail theft in the united states are in california. ella's number one, san francisco's number five and sacramento is number 10 henry lee ktvu, fox two news. we are now less than two months from california's gubernatorial recall election and today, a new poll from u. c. berkeley shows that it is shaping up to be a tight race for governor newsom to hold onto his seat, 47% said they
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would recall him well, 50% of likely voters say they are opposed to recalling him. governor newsom has pulled two of his children from a summer camp that did not require kids to wear masks. a spokeswoman for the governor said the nuisance mr communication from the camp, saying it would not enforce mask wearing which is a violation of state policy requiring masks for everyone in the youth settings since children under the age of 12 can't be vaccinated, an organization called reopened california schools initially tweeted about the issue, citing it as an example of newsom's contradictory behavior. after weeks of saying vaccinated people did not need to wear a mask. the cdc now says there are certain situations where they are recommended, especially indoors in parts of the country where cases are on the rise. ktvu is andre senior has a look now at the new guidance announced today. major change announced by the centers for disease control and prevention tuesday, even
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vaccinated people should return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the u. s. where the coronavirus is surging. the health agency also focusing on a return to classes this fall. cdc recommends that everyone in case it 12 schools where enough. indoors including teachers staff. students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. triggering this change, the more easily transmissible delta variant. it's on the rise. the u. s averaging more than 57,000 new cases a day 24,000 people hospitalized behind the rise in cases, the vaccinated and areas of low vaccination rates. this moment, and most importantly, the associated illness, suffering and death could have been avoided with higher vaccination coverage in this country. the cdc recommendation for areas of substantial transmission. i'm sure the bay area is going to say. we just read. we're going
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to strengthen that recommendation. why not do it right now? when cases and hospitalizations are still high, and then we can come off when we get to really, really low rates. as for governor, gavin newsom, he says he's looking into learning details about the cdc announcement. until then. i want the beneficiary the benefit of actually reading the details before the state comes out with a guy like reaction also coming in from the white house press secretary jen psaki, praising the cdc's actions as another tool in the arsenal of the war with the virus. we're not saying that wearing a mask is convenient or people feel like it, but we are telling you that that is the way to protect yourself, protect your loved ones, and that's why the cdc is issuing this guidance, the guidance on masks and indoor public places applies in parts of the country with at least 50 new cases per 100,000 people in the past week, officials say. that includes about 60% of u. s counties. i'm andre senior ktvu,
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fox two news. and here's a look at the conditions in the bay area. this is a map of the bay area on the cdc's website showing the level of community transmission as you can see for county, san francisco alameda, contra costa and solano are highlighted in red, which means they are considered areas of high transmission. well, santa clara san matteo marin, sonoma and napa counties are in orange, meaning substantial areas of transmission under the new cdc guidelines, that would mean that mass are recommended. indoors in all of the bay area except solano county. in light of the cdc's updated mask guidance today, president biden was asked about possible vaccine mandates for federal employees. it's under consideration right now, but if you're not vaccinated, that you're not really as smart as i thought you were. yeah, this all comes as the white house reportedly reimposes indoor masking requirements for staff members. it was only two months ago when the mask mandate was
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lifted for vaccinated staff. california state university is now requiring students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against covid-19 before returning to campus this fall. the csu system previously said it would require vaccinations after the fda gave full authorization to the vaccine. but now it's saying the recent spike in covid cases in california and the highly infectious delta variant are alarming new factors to consider all certifications showing proof of vaccination must be completed no later than september, 30th. right now we've gotten to a point where the willing have been vaccinated, and there are small subset of the population. who for reasons out of their control can't be vaccinated. and so i think we have to make sure that we reach those folks. however the burden of the delta variant is really being led by the unvaccinated and particularly young folks, young adults like the students that we have here, there will be exemptions for medical and religious reasons, but those who are unvaccinated will have to undergo regular covid
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testing coming up tonight. here at six. the city of tokyo sets a new daily record for covid cases. today, we'll tell you why olympic officials say they're not concerned about a widespread outbreak among athletes and coaches also had an american olympian, bringing attention to mental health. we will hear from gymnast simone biles about her decision to withdraw from today's competition. we'll check in with that buyer in the south bay plus your weather when i return. see you back here. and potential strains on the state's power grid due to heat and tight supply. what you need to know about an upcoming flex alert and let's give you a live look here with the traffic conditions on highway 24 through lafayette here during the heart of the evening commute, you can see pretty busy there, folks headed eastbound along the freeway ktvu news at six o'clock, we'll be right back. this unplugged device is protecting our beautiful coastlines and more.
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issue on the world stage. today, one of the favorites of the tokyo olympics withdrew from competition. i say put mental health first, because if you don't, then you're not going to enjoy your sport and you're not going to succeed as much as you want to. so it's okay sometimes to even sit out the big competitions to focus on yourself because it shows how strong of a competitor in person that you really are. simone biles, perhaps the most famous u. s olympic athletes stunned the sports world today when she suddenly pulled out of the gymnastics team competition. the us ended up winning the silver medal as ktvu is, rob ross tells us biles decision is helping shine a light on the mental health of athletes. with her grace and power. simone biles is certainly the face of us gymnastics, if not these olympic games, but in the vault, the four time gold medalist twisted fewer times and she had planned and landed poorly. at first, many people thought she was injured. no
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injury, thankfully, and that's why i took a step back because i didn't want to do something silly out there and get injured. biles pulled out of the team competition, she says she just wasn't there mentally, and it's been really stressful this olympic games. think just as a whole, um, not having an audience. there are a lot of different variables going into it. those of us who have never stepped foot in that kind of an arena can't know the mental toll of having to be perfect. you know, they're thinking about all the what if you have the mistakes, dr joanne, dark hair is a sports psychologist in palo alto, who has worked with olympic athletes they are thinking about the what they don't want to do. thinking. don't mess up. don't. make a mistake. don't embarrass yourself. we should be out here having fun, and sometimes that's not the case at age 24 biles as a young woman, but not in gymnastics. perhaps she processes pressure differently now wonders university of santa clara psychology professor dr thomas plant is that as we get older. it's possible that some
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things can get into our head in ways that would maybe we're not true when we were younger, less mature and maybe more naive double. kidder says she tries to get athletes to focus on positive thoughts. and that can be true for anyone under stress to perform. if you can see it, see it in your mind and then say it to yourself. ah i can do this and then do it execute when it counts at gymnastics camp and encore gym in walnut creek tuesday, biles is still very much an inspiration. perhaps now even more, so i really respect that as a gym as she is willing to say, hey, i need a minute, so just let me step out for a second put mental health first because. if you don't, then you're not going to enjoy your sport and you're not going to succeed as much as he want to. it's not clear if biles will compete in the upcoming individual competitions. she says she's taking it day by day, rob roth,
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ktvu fox two news. meantime, the covid situation is getting worse in tokyo as the city hit a new record for daily infections. today, the city reported almost 3000 new infections, beating a daily record that was set back in january. only about 25% of the population there is fully vaccinated. organizers are now cracking down on covid restrictions at the olympic village. but doctors say so far there's been no widespread outbreak among athletes and coaches. this is the most tested, um and possibly even the most vaccinated, but the most tested community almost certainly anywhere in the world. tokyo remains under a state of emergency, and fans are barred from stadiums, but that is not stopping big crowds from gathering at some olympic venues, trying to get a glimpse of the action. how already pretty nice day pretty hot day out there. we have the fire we
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talked about in the san jose milpitas area. they're still mopping that up, but again the fire conditions. not horrible. it's summer, so fire conditions are high in our area, but it's not horrible. this isn't a red flag of entering like this so in the fire zone nearby coyote creek, you see temperatures generally in the mid eighties in this area. the county creek area. if you play familiar with it if you live down that area, but it's sort of divide san jose and milpitas, and it's a kind of a riparian. see that it's a creek, and it's got a bunch of brush in it. and so that's what burned so quickly. we have had no reports of structures being consumed or anything like that. it was just a quick flash fire with those dry brush is going up quickly. um and then being put out fairly quickly. i mean, in less than a couple hours up on this thing now, and it looks like they got a really great handle on it. okay, there are the high temperatures from today. yeah, right. 98 in fairfield. it was, um 20 fairfield today at this one. no, no. is twice 20 degrees warmer in fairfield right now than it was last night at this time that so it's a big bump up in temperatures. there's some of that some tropical moisture
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right there. and then there's the coastal fog. it's beautiful sunset. it's gonna be a beautiful sunset. the fog came back to the coast who has gone most of the day. beaches got up in the mid sixties for a time. tomorrow's gonna be a lot like today, except i think we'll see a lot less or feel a lot less of the humidity. um as we go into it, so when we get back here, i'll talk about the five day forecast will look into concerns for fire, danger and thunderstorms and all that when i see you next. bill c n a bit. thank you. california's electric grid operator is once again asking people to conserve energy. within the last two hours, calista has issued a statewide flex alert for tomorrow between four and nine pm no flex alert was called for tonight. calyx so issued the alert due to heat and tight supply conditions. customers are asked to avoid using large appliances and to take other steps to save power. want to get you an update now on the breaking news we've been covering in the south bay today. that's where brush fire is burning in coyote creek near the san jose milpitas border, ktvu is asked. the smith has
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just arrived there at the scene and is getting more information on the firefight here, asking if it does look like crews are getting the upper hand here. is that right? yeah that is right. in fact, i actually just spoke with a san jose fire battalion chief who tells me they are making really good progress and are getting the upper hand on this vegetation from fire. i'm here at iris chang park. and they tell me that this fire started near a creek. and so when i asked him, you know what? what are some of the challenges, they said the wind. it has definitely windy out here and then also, there is a lot of vegetation and a lot of fire that burned and also they mentioned homeless encampments in this area. the battalion chief said that the. origin is unknown. um but they are investigating it right now, and i have to mention that the smoke has dwindled down around four o'clock. there was a lot of smoke that was produced from this fire. you could see it on the highways, uh, coming into
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san jose of 86 81 to 1 and so traffic was so much slow getting here because a lot of people looking at this fire, but again, it is diet. has died down. not as much smoke no street closures that we know of no freeways impacted and no evacuation orders. although people are asked who live on milk drive here to shelter in place because there is still again a lot of smoke in the area. we do have a lot of people who are out here, just looking at the fire crews. they tell me they're going to be out here for at least 3 to 4 hours to mop up in. and, um, you know, take care of this fire. but for the most part again, it has dwindled down. and um, the investigation is ongoing as to what caused this fire, alex. all right. good to see the crews are getting a handle on
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that fire that there was putting off a lot of smoke in the south bay throughout the afternoon. ktvu is azenith smith reporting live for us in san jose. thank you, azenith smith. coming up after the break an emotional day on capitol hill as four officers detailed firsthand experiences during the january 6th capital riot will have the latest on today's testimony and the man accused of shooting and killing eight people at several spots across the atlanta area appeared in court today what he appeared in court today what he did to avoid the death penalty. wthe insurance company wasn't fair. i didn't know what my case was worth. so i called the barnes firm. i was hit by a car and needed help. i called the barnes firm, that was the best call i could've made. i'm rich barnes. it's hard for people to know how much their accident case is worth. let our injury attorneys help you get the best result possible. ♪ the barnes firm injury attorneys ♪ ♪ call one eight hundred, eight million ♪
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at the capitol, which they fought to defend during the january 6th insurrection. it was an emotional hearing as several of the officers shared the physical and verbal abuse they endured foxes lauren blanchard tonight with more on the testimony we heard today. i feel like i went to #### and back to protect them and the people in this room, but too many are now telling me that #### doesn't exist. or that ####, actually, wasn't that bad? officer michael finn, known was beaten unconscious during the capital attack. the indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful. four officers testifying in the first hearing of the house, january 6th a select committee, she guys wine. you guys held the men detailing what they went through that day. if that turned into a firefight, we
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would have lost and this was a fight. we couldn't afford to lose. clearly still angry today, especially towards lawmakers, who have since downplayed the violence, the same people who we helped the same people who we. gave them the borrowed time to get to safety. now they attacking us. i need you guys to address. if anyone in power had a role in this across town in d. c a handful of republican lawmakers speaking outside the justice department, they want answers on the treatment of incarcerated insurrectionists. due process must be afforded to all americans period. minority leader kevin mccarthy pulled his nominations for the committee, calling the panel partisan. currently it's made up of seven democrats and two republicans appointed by speaker nancy pelosi. why is telling the truth hard? guess in this america it is, the officer said they want the lawmakers to improve safety at
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the capitol, saying when the fencing came down earlier this month, they lost a layer of protection in washington. boren blanchard, fox news. the man accused of killing eight people, including six asian women at atlanta area spas pleaded guilty to murder today. robert long accepted a plea deal from prosecutors in cherokee county in exchange for a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, long pleaded guilty to all 23 counts, including four counts of malice murder, 11 counts of aggravated assault and criminal attempt to commit murder. one victim's attorney spoke out after the hearing. this case really is a culmination of many cultural issues that are coming together all at once. we have pornography. we have gun violence. we have religious concerns and whether or not there's some fanaticism and certain areas so this really this case and embodies multiple serious, difficult questions that we need to start asking, prosecutors say long admitted
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that he was drunk during the shootings, and he was planning to go to the massage parlor due to a sex addiction before he planned to kill himself. if the case had gone to trial, state prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty long still faces more than a dozen counts in fulton county, where he is charged in the deaths of four more people coming up tonight on ktvu news at 6 30 indoor concert with a couple 100, attendees sparks a covid outbreak in santa cruz county. also, the nfl is back coming up a little later in sports here from the 49ers about the quarterback competition on day one of training camp, also expanding healthcare coverage to all california. is over the age of 50, regardless of immigration status will tell you about the bills are getting s
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large brush fire that burr was burning in the south bay today. it started just after four o'clock this afternoon in milpitas and jumped coyote creek into san jose. people in the area were told to shelter in place. no homes are threatened. firefighters say they will remain on the scene for several hours watching for flare ups gymnast simone biles stunned the sports world when she abruptly pulled out of the gymnastics team competition. at first it was believed biles was injured. but the 24 year old later said she just wasn't there mentally and needed to step back. the us ended up winning the silver medal. it's not clear if biles will compete in the upcoming individual
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competitions. she says. she is taking it day by day. the cdc announced a major change today. health officials now say even vaccinated people should return to wearing a mask indoors in parts of the u. s. where the coronavirus is surging. the health agency is also recommending that students in k to 12th grades, teachers and staff where a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status, the more easily transmissible delta variant triggered that change. you're watching ktvu fox two news at 6 30 tonight. we're learning about a covid. outbreak in santa cruz county stemming from an indoor concert for county residents are now hospitalized, and the band that performed is at home isolating after band members also tested positive. ktvu is jesse gary has the details. after opening in june for the first time since covid appeared the doors of the felton music hall are again closed in july. we're taking the step to shut down until august 5th to make sure that
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all staff have been. received negative tests. owner thomas cousin says after a july 18th show at the hall to patrons became covid positive. then two more the following day, and then the performing artists grateful. shred all tested positive for covid 19. all for patrons have been hospitalized in santa cruz county, so that does qualify under the state definition of an outbreak. however, we expect there may be more based on some of the information has been provided to us by the menu that felton music hall. has been a decades old launching pad for new x and friendly surroundings for performers who've seen their shine fade. the hall was half full when the outbreak occurred. some patrons were vaccinated and nests were offered, but not mandatory. even if you had a perfect case scenario where everyone was vaccinated, and everyone was six ft. apart in the indoor area because of just the way the virus works and the breakthrough infections, um people were bound to, uh, you
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know, develop symptoms and contract. covid the grateful shred. posted a statement to social media saying in part, nearly all of the band and crew have tested positive and are at home recovering with their families. the owner of the music hall says he sent emails to all patrons who attended the show. july 18th, advising them to get tested moving forward, he said masks will be required and proof of covid vaccination necessary for all employees who want to be scheduled to work shifts really hope that everybody. goes and gets their vaccine because it's delta variant is nothing to joke with cousin says he expects these doors to reopen august 5th jesse gary ktvu, fox two news. in chicago. there is concerned that a major upcoming music festival could turn into a super spreader event. the four day outdoor event known as lollapalooza, is scheduled to begin tomorrow in chicago's grant park, like many cities across the country, chicago's positivity rate is on the rise.
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but the city's mayor says she is not having second thoughts about holding the festival since proof of vaccination or a negative copa test is required for admission. mhm. but i don't have any hesitation about lalla, particularly because the organizers have been very focused on public health and public safety. but critics argue that the music festival draws people from other areas with high transmission rates and could spread covid to businesses in the area as well as the larger community about 400,000. people are expected to attend over the four day festival. governor newsom was in the central valley today, highlighting the state's efforts to improve health care, access and affordability. the governor. visited a fresh no health clinic, where he signed a four part healthcare bill included in the state budget, among other things, the bill provides billions of dollars for mental health services for young californians up to 25 years old. of this bill $4.3 billion.04 billion
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dollars to provide comprehensive universal screening for mental help for every child aged 0 to 25. this is the biggest investment this state has ever made in this space for support, screening and services that most comprehensive investment. to really focus on brain health in a detailed, culturally competent bottom up way. second, the bill also expands health care coverage for californians over the age of 50, regardless of their immigration status. president biden today met with members of the intelligence community to discuss some of the most consequential issues confronting the u. s and the world. as fox news, madeline rivera tells us, the white house says the biggest challenges are threats from china. and russia. president biden taking time tuesday to meet with members of the intelligence community who have their hands full, assessing a range of threats. i can't make the decisions i need to make if
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i'm not getting the best, unvarnished, unbiased judgment, you can give me i'm not looking to hear nice things. i'm looking to hear what you think to be the truth. homeland security secretary alejandro mayorkas, raising the growing risks of ransomware, telling congress during a brief. you think earlier in the day of a 300% increase and ransomware attacks over last year, we have seen more than $300 million in losses. the dangers aren't only abroad, with new yorkers warning of terror plots from people right here at home. what we see is an increasing amount of social media traffic. uh that is based on ideologies of hate. and extremism. all of this happening as the intelligence community digs into the origins of covid-19 in may, the president asked them to redouble their efforts, giving them 90 days to complete
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the task. china has been less than cooperative with investigators and the public theory still hasn't been ruled out. we know that the chinese communist party won't release. the background the data the facts won't let us talk to those people that worked in that wuhan lab. the white house is underscoring the importance of an intelligence community that is free from political interference. it's hoping to mark a shift in tone from the trump era when suspicion and hostility between the white house and the intel community cut both ways in washington. mala rivera fox news. in oakland tech high school graduate and this year's valedictorian hasn't slowed down since the end of the school year. hamad mohammed has spent his summer dedicated to giving back to the community. his kids cubed summer camp 2021 is his latest endeavor so far about 100 children ages 4 to 13 have attended the camp. they're learning all about science and working with experiments as part of mohammed's hope to fill young inner city kids with the
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wonders of science. the camp is free. mohammed, who. be attending stanford in the fall, has partnered with former nfl players marshawn lynch and joshua johnson to cover the cost of that camp. coming up the actions of the bay area school board ruled illegal will have the latest details in the case of that controversial historic mural at a san francisco high school and a few 100 workers walk out and take to the picket lines at lawrence livermore laboratory will explain why
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in san francisco today, a superior court judge ruled the school board failed to follow environmental impact regulations when it voted in 2019 to cover up the historic mural depicting george washington's life. the mural was drawn in 1936 and shows african american slaves native americans, white settlers and george washington's mount vernon estate. critics say the mural is offensive. this ruling means the mural must remain uncovered for now, but it doesn't prevent the school board from making new decisions about the mural as long as it follows the law, the san francisco board of supervisors is considering a measure which could bring more housing to the city. the proposal would allow developers to convert single family homes and corner lots to four plex is. critics say the proposal will ruin the charm of their neighborhoods and could affect property values. supporters say the four plex is will increase the cities.
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housing supply. right now, there's our h one or h two r h three zoning and that limits limits those properties in those parcels to one household or two households or three and this will say that throughout san francisco, anywhere that had those limitations, um it will now be lifted up to four. the city's planning commission will have will have until october to make a final decision and will make a recommendation to the board of supervisors. 200 skilled trade workers at the lawrence livermore lab. have started a three day strike. the walkout began at 4 30 this morning. their union claims the lab has not negotiated in good faith in a labor dispute involving staffing at the nuclear weapons research lab, the union says workers are not happy. the lab recently began requiring them to take mandatory on call work when before it was voluntary. lot of these guys aren't doing the on call or don't want to do the on call, but, um, they are
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forcing us to do it. and where we don't think it's right. they need to bargain it with us. uh and at least compensate us fairly for being on call for that time frame. in a statement to ktvu representatives from the lawrence livermore laboratory say that it offered to workers is competitive in terms of both pay and benefits. okay. it was pretty hot inland. today we saw some upper nineties tomorrow is going to be just as hot inland. we'll talk about that in the five day forecast when i see you next. ktvu heather holmes joins us. now she's in the newsroom with a look at some of the stories we are working on for the seven o'clock news over on ktvu plus well, julie new tonight, lawmakers struggling to finalize a massive infrastructure agreement will look at the remaining sticking points plus what a new report says about unused covid-19 relief funds. plus, we're going to have much more on that. new poll on the upcoming recall election against governor newsome. what the numbers say wn
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office. we'll have those stories and a lot more coming up live and seven over on ktvu plus. see you then. all right. we'll see you in a bit. heather tank you first coming up after the break tonight. pgd cruz returned to the north bay today in an effort to minimize fire danger and removed hundreds of thousands of dead trees that thousands of dead trees that cruise cut down months ago. is your family ready for an emergency? you can prepare by mapping out two ways to escape your home, creating a supply kit, and including your whole family in practice drills. for help creating an emergency plan, visit grass looks great, zeus! hey could you maybe trim the hydrangea too? sure thing, kevin. do you want me to do the boxwoods as well?
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there are hundreds of thousands of them scattered all throughout the area, and many pose a fire threat. ktvu tom vacar was in napa county today, where a lot of that work is being done. a genie and its contractor at was career spending some days on the her
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blame winery above calistoga and many other properties as well sawing enormous dead trees into easier to hold chunks and hauling them away. after last fall's many wildfires in central and northern california pga came in and cut down 200,000 burned dead or dying trees. this in an effort to protect lines, properties and people from those falling trees. many of those trees. these were in the fire prince of the l n u and glass fires in the north bay, especially in napa and sonoma counties. we worked with the landowners to chip and remove the smaller pieces four inches in diameter or smaller, but it's usually our policy to leave the larger pieces because it's considered their assets. the homeowner's property, but many landowners now saddled with a lot of scattered dead trees on their land, say the debris was creating hardships and because of this feedback, pjd has decided to come back to these locations. take. inventory of the wood asked the homeowners if they want us to remove it,
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and then we'll haul it away for them. some of this wood is so badly burned, it's likely to go just directly into the chipper where it can be turned into mulch, which is very useful or fuel for biomass plants that create energy. but some of this wood is really quite good, and it's so good that it could actually be milled and turned into lumber, which could be used for homes and parks and all kinds of other practices of the 6000 affected properties in the ln you in glass fire area less than 20% so far have taken pg and e up on this offer, which really provides property owners with added wild park protection with this work that has been performed. there is definitely a fuel break, not only from the utility perspective but a fuel break from just what's remaining on people's property. truth is, everyone is rethinking forest management to keep most fires from starting in the first place, the industry as well as i think property owners and the community are being more proactive as well. as you know, utilities were doing working
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together to prevent this stuff in the future. the future is now as we soon enter the peak fire monks. tom baker burr ktvu fox to me. how yeah, and to tom's story i love the sound of chain saws in my neighborhood because they are not in the old days. but now you know you're pulling out. people put out a lot of these big, non organic or non indigenous trees, big pine trees that shouldn't be in certain places that are gonna be fire hazard. so cleaning up old dead trees. it's good stuff. we should all be doing it. it costs money a lot of times, but in the bay area, it's going to be the you know the difference. it can make the difference. these are the highest from today. you know, the highest inland up into the upper nineties tomorrow. same thing, um back into the 98 degree range for fairfield inn and conquered beautiful sort of evening. not quite sunset yet, but it's gonna be a heck of a sunset, isn't it? i don't have to tell you that. i mean, look at the subtropical moisture up top and then the fog down at the base. beautiful day at the
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beach is today. um, i know it's kind of. had. they haven't had many beautiful days, but it's a beautiful day out there for a time until the fog came back in, and some people i get chastised, sometimes for calling it not a beautiful day when the fog comes back because a lot of people move out to the avenues, right or specifically, they love the fog, and i get that temperatures right now. running 18 degrees cooler than they are warmer than they were last night. at this time, 17 degrees warmer and conquered. these are big numbers. 25 degrees warmer in santa rosa. i think it warmed up today. a bunch. um some tropical moisture that basically the western third of the country is covered and monsoonal moisture. we're seeing significant rain out in the four corners area have been talking about it for a week and a half now, and they're going to continue to get rain. some areas you know, like, i think i saw. oh palm desert. i think like an inch and a half or two inches of rain in a short amount of time. that's a lot of in two inches of rain on that kind of hardpan soil is going to get you a lot of run off a lot of flooding. a lot of problems like that, and they are, in fact having those, um,
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the fog for us tomorrow morning. there it is. right at the coast doesn't have much of an inland push, does it? usually i should be coming in, so it's going to be warm tomorrow, almost in some cases as warm as today, the hundreds of this purples and they'll be in the olympic valleys. so tomorrow looks like a pretty typical. late july early august day. these are the forecast highs. 91 in santa rosa air quality, it's still pretty good. we're not seeing a spare the error alert. this is a kind of pattern where you might expect to see one but so far they haven't pulled the trigger on that over the air quality district. the five day forecast brings a cooling trend just in time on saturday and sunday, which is good which find me because i don't you get too many like that fire we had in san jose today, when you get a lot of heat days in a row, which just happens, right? it doesn't take much. these fuels are dry anyway. it's a drought, second year drought. you get a lot of, um, fire starts and we've been fortunate we haven't had a lot of freeway fire starts this year. we've had a few or like today's fire and coyote creek. but as with these
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december goes on, and we continue with these upper nineties like tomorrow and then again thursday, we're kind of we kind of open ourselves up for that a little bit. julie i'll see you back here at 10 11. we will see you then, bill. thank you. former president barack obama is taking his love of basketball to the next level. i am proud to join the team at nba africa as this initiative is taking off and look forward to a partnership that benefits the youth of so many countries. ultimately this is a win win for the league for the game of basketball and for the people of africa. nba to open mr obama is now a strategic partner and minority owner in the national basketball association's africa business, which oversees the basketball africa league. the league, says mr obama would use his stake in nba africa to fund the obama foundation youth and leadership programmes across africa coming up tonight in sports, the u. s women's soccer team failed to win for the second time at the tokyo
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olympics, but they could could they still take home the gold sports everybody. market body ish
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football fans know. training camps going and on the eve of the official opening, where players will actually be out on the field for the 40 niners. what do all coaches want? at this point? no injuries and no drama. that's pretty much the case for the 40 niners right now, except for one little detail. they have one player on sign that his name is trey lance that highly touted quarterback as their top. now, basically, he's got a rookie salary, which would give him about a four year deal worth $34 million. i don't know what's going on with his agent, but i would just say, after many years of covering teams, rookie quarterbacks need to be in there right away if he's going to challenge jimmy garoppolo for the job as top dog. well, you know, get the contract done, all right. no reason to delay jimmy garoppolo, however, according to the coach, who spoke today, pretty much top daca. jimmy's are going
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through to is what he's done means our best quarterback in the building right now, so he'll start out training camp that way, and we got three other guys behind him. now we're going to give trade the first chance, obviously as the backup and trace had seven practices with us, and i haven't seen him for 40 days, so, um not thinking about that right now. just haven't jimmy going? he's our starter, and jimmy's coming as the one and trades coming in as the two. kind of seems like quarterbacks and wide receivers are always in the middle of the theatrics, right has certainly been the case in green bay all off season all about aaron rodgers, who finally figured things out, didn't want to stay in green bay wanted to be traded, etcetera. what lengths will packer fans go to get a glimpse of their quarterback like that? in the dark of night, flying into wisconsin last night, somebody got a glimpse of aaron rodgers. trust me, that is him. it's been confirmed, just shows what lengths they will go to get a glimpse of their m v p
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superstar quarterback who wanted out, of course, but they actually wound up getting something done that will allow him to get out of town after the 2022 season. alright both the a's and giants are back in business. tonight they're just getting started, and there's big baseball news that regards the guy was so much talent who just cannot stay healthy talking about stephen strasburg at one time thought to be. the biggest up incoming pitching talent ever. he's got a world of talent, but he's going to be out for the season now with next surgery, which will be performed next week. thoracic outlet syndrome is what he's suffering from. he's made only five starts this year for the washington nats. 12 seasons as a major league pitcher. he's really only been healthy for four of them, although he does have a world series rig, let's talk olympics, right? you win a gold. you've got to be at the top of your game and in all
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honesty right now, the favored women's team in soccer for a u. s. a is not really there. remember, they lost their first one bounced back and won their second match needed at least a tie versus australia. that's exactly what they get nil nil today. alex morgan had a gold taken away with an offsides the advance to the knockout round versus netherlands, friday. four a.m. howard time women's softball team usa, number one. seed, however, but that didn't translate in japan as the hosting country blanks usa to nothing for the gold usa with silver and canada the bronze, so we'll have a lot more to talk about. obviously with the olympics and such and giant dodger highlights tonight at 10 8 also in action, that's the sporting life right now, right? we will see you later tonight, we will see you later tonight, mark. thank you, and t
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wolowitz: so, how does this game work? i just throw it, like a real ball? yeah, just nice and easy, right over the plate. all right. you suck, wolowitz! what's that about? i'm heckling you. it's a beloved part of baseball. sheldon: he's right. and given that you're probably still waiting to be picked for a game that was played in fifth grade, i'm sure you do suck. hi. what's going on? baseball. okay, this is not what i meant when i said go outside and play. he's practicing. for what? the angels wanted an astronaut to throw out the first pitch, so guess who they called? what, you? really?! well, a lot of people who weren't available, but then me! that's so cool! congratulations. i guess that makes you the athlete of the group. well, not just him! may i remind you that you're talking to the seeker, beater, chaser and water boy of the third place griffith park quidditch team. i know. watching your boyfriend run around with a broomstick
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between his legs isn't something you forget. c'mon now, throw one. all right, here we go. you look like a jackass! cut it out! you're hurting my feelings! now you know why we're not outside. ♪ our whole universe was in a hot, dense state ♪ ♪ then nearly 14 billion years ago expansion started... wait! ♪ ♪ the earth began to cool ♪ ♪ the autotrophs began to drool, neanderthals developed tools ♪ ♪ we built the wall ♪ ♪ we built the pyramids ♪ ♪ math, science, history, unraveling the mystery ♪ ♪ that all started with a big bang ♪ ♪ bang! ♪


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