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at the state capitol "like one day a week, tops." the same gavin who, as mayor, "split town" during a massive oil spill and "jetted off..to hawaii." gavin's not gonna work... as governor. gavin's not gonna work... marshall tuck will change that. in california, 3 million kids can't read at grade level. tuck turned around struggling schools, raising graduation rates over 60%. marshall tuck for state superintendent. marshall tuck. judge are turning up the heat... before voters are se organizers of the recall effort against a santa clara county judge are turning up the heat just days before voters are set to go to the polls. good afternoon i'm kenny choi. >> and i'm michelle griego. let's get to jessica flores who is at a rally to recall the
judge. >> reporter: certainly crunch time for the rallies for and against the recall effort against judge persky. a press conference is just about to start here. the district attorney and public defender in the county are joining forces against the recall effort here. they say recalling the judge would under mine judicial independence. the other side says persky should be recalled because of his sentencing in the stanford rape case. and just about an hour and a half ago they held their own rally. >> reporter: the rally from the recalled judge aaron persky campaign turned heated. with a man trying to silence the women speaking. >> you need to back up. >> reporter: stanford professor michelle gober is one of the women leading the recall effort. she says judge persky gave favorable and light sentencing in the rape case against brock turner who was found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. >> we need to make sure people
vote. we want to make sure turnout is high. >> reporter: she is also calling out attorney james mcmanus who is helping lead the effort against the recall. mcmanus claimed in a recent magazine interview that the victim was not attacked. >> his comments have reached a new low with the comments of jim mcmanus and judge persky has been silent for about a week. >> reporter: judge persky can't comment specifically on the case, but here he is earlier this month saying recalling judges sets a dangerous precedent. >> will the public wonder will judges have the guts to make the hard decisions? >> reporter: now we did get just a statement from mcmanus' spokesperson just a little while ago. it says as a firm with a long history of fighting for citizens rights, we are proud to have led the legal fight against his recall effort and in the defense of the judicial
independence. this is all up to the voters pap lot of voters past their ballot but they can head to the polls on june 5th. i'm jessica flores kpxi 5. we have more demanding a closer look at the bay area auto maker. >> reporter: consumer advocacy group are calling the department of motor vehicles to investigate what they call the deceptive auto pilot marketing techniques of tesla. >> we have robot cars run among on california roads. and the people who make them claim they are not really robot calls when crashes happen. >> reporter: this comes after a serious of crashes involving the electric calls went on auto pilot mode. the latest happening just yesterday. where a model s slam into a parked police officer's car. the officer wasn't inside at
the time and the driver of the tesla walked away with only minor injuries. >> tesla has escaped all regulations related to tesla autonomous vehicles in california because it claims that this is not an autonomous vehicle. >> reporter: apple engineer crashed his model x into a barrier. tesla had this to say. tesla has always been clear that auto pilot doesn't make the car imperious to all accidents. statements like that are not enough for consumer watchdogs. >> these cars are not ready for the road. these functions are not ready to work autonomously. and when people rely on them, they cannot. >> reporter: jackie ward kpix 5. a driver that crashed his car into a power pole early this morning is facing dui charges. the accident happened about
2:00 a.m.. police say the driver was under the influence at the time. the crash knocked out power to more than 800 pg&e customers. it's been restored to most residents now. pg&e says it will take until about 3:00 this afternoon to complete the repairs. some residents in san francisco had to evacuate their homes early this morning after a small grass fire started in a residential area. it started around 5:30 on sweeney and colby streets near interstate 280. crews extinguished the flames about an hour later. it's not clear if the windy conditions extinguished that fire. it was windy this morning. what does it look like right now? >> winds are starting to pick up now. they will stay pretty strong. take a look at our skies. we have all kinds of layers of clouds going on. low clouds hovering around the beaches. but higher clouds over san francisco. this is looking out toward the west. we can see sutro power where earlier that was not possible.
i was noticing the trees here kind of flopping here and there because those winds are pretty strong. especially in the east bay. look at these areas shaded in the yellows and oranges. right now sustained winds at 25 through san francisco. 16 oakland. it's a lot breezier up across the hills burg gusts at 30-35 miles per hour. i'll talk about what this means for our temperatures. san francisco wants to be better prepared for the next emergency. the city is increasing its resources if for first responders. anne makovec on what is prompting this move. >> reporter: the mayor wants to spend more than $44 million over the next two years to make sure the city is ready next time you have to call 911. included in the budget proposal, 90 new 911 dispatchers. calls have gone up 40% since 2011 with dispatchers answering 1,000 more calls per day. >> anyone who calling 911 in our city needs to make sure there is a live person on the
other end of the line. it is sometimes a matter between life and death. >> reporter: also included in the proposal, $13 million for new fire equipment. trucks, engines, and ambulances with the goal of shortening response times. >> making sure we have environmentally responsible vehicles. to the highest emission standards and more agile vehicles. >> reporter: the mayor says the $44 million for this plan will come from the city's discretionary funds. >> we need to be investing resources to make sure that the residents of our city are safe. >> reporter: the mayor has to present his budget proposal to the board of supervisors by friday and four days later a new mayor will be elected. anne makovec kpix 5. >> it takes nine months to a year to train a new 911 dispatcher. a man hunt is under way in tennessee for a man that killed
a sheriff's deputy. officials say the deputy was shot when he stopped the vehicle that was believed to have been stolen. steven wiggens has been identified as a person of interest in the shooting. tennessee residents have been warned via cell phone about the search. wiggens is considered armed and dangerous. a large explosion has rocked a ups facility in kentucky. this morning several tanks blew up in lexington. officials say it appears to have been accidental but what triggered the blast remains under investigation. two people were injured in that explosion. a high ranking north korean official is on his way to new york to meet with secretary of state mike pompeo. the outcome of this meeting could determine whether president trump or north korean leader kim jong un will hold a summit in two weeks. >> reporter: one of kim jong un's closest advisors is on his way to america for a meeting and dinner with mike pompeo and they will have a lot to discuss. the future of the summit
between president trump and kim jong un could be decided tonight. that is because both sides are going to have to decide soon whether to proceed with the june 12th meeting if it's going to happen. for now the trump-kim meeting is officially off. but both sides are preparing as if it will be on. news crews spotted a u.s. team in singapore working on logistics for the possible summit. president trump canceled that summit last week in a letter to kim. north korea had stopped communicating with the u.s. but yesterday president trump communicated that kim's visit was a solid response to his letter. he has been in all of the meetings with u.s. officials, discussing denuclear -- but this will be the first time that the two have talked in america. in fact, apart from trips to the u.n., chris visit will be the first that a north korean official has visited the u.s.
in 18 years. mola lenghi cbs news the white house. a judge in the golden state killer case will make a decision soon on whether to release crucial documents. >> joseph de angelo is -- deangelo is accused of killing 12 and raping more than 50 others. the judge says he was reviewing the more than 70 pages of documents including warrants. he plans to make a final decision by tomorrow. the sacramento b reports he plans to release the information on friday. the most active fissures spawned by hawaii's kilauea volcano is shooting molten rock hundreds of feet into the air. the new health hazard raining wn residents. >> also ahead e startling harvard university study found that the death toll from hurricane maria in puerto rico may be dramatically higher than first reported. we all know guys like gavin...
boasting. overselling his achievements. making false claims. as lieutenant governor, he skipped many of his duties, saying the job was "so dull," he only shows up to work at the state capitol "like one day a week, tops." the same gavin who, as mayor, "split town" during a massive oil spill and "jetted off..to hawaii." gavin's not gonna work... as governor. is part of a bigger picture.
that bigger picture is statewide mutual aid. california years ago realized the need to work together. teamwork is important to protect the community, but we have to do it the right way. we have a working knowledge and we can reduce the impacts of a small disaster, but we need the help of experts. pg&e is an integral part of our emergency response team. they are the industry expert with utilities. whether it is a gas leak or a wire down, just having someone there that deals with this every day is pretty comforting. we each bring something to the table that is unique and that is a specialty. with all of us working together we can keep all these emergencies small. and the fact that we can bring it together and effectively work together is pretty special. they bring their knowledge, their tools and equipment and the proficiency to get the job done. and the whole time i have been in the fire service, pg&e's been there, too. whatever we need whenever we need it. i do count on pg&e to keep our firefighters safe. that's why we ask for their help.
last month in concord is now being called a just coming into the newsroom now official word that a massive fire last month in concord is now being called arson. a huge re broke out tuesday at an apartment complex under construction. this was back in april. local officials teamed up with atf investigators to determine the blaze was deliberately set. they are also announcing a reward of $25,000 leading to a suspect. we'll have more on this story coming up at 5:00. >> lava spewing and spreading from hawaii's kilauea volcano is forcing new emergency
evacuations on the island. the 2,000-degree molten rock exploding from the craters is creating rivers of lava that continue to devastate a community on the big island. meanwhile health officials warn of a new hazard. the rocks with glass fibers can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs if inhaled. >> this stuff is all over. it's all around your house. >> all over. >> it's raining down. >> yeah. >> and here are the latest numbers that keep going up. lava has now destroyed 112 structures including 71 homes. let's get a check on our weather here in the bay area. how is it looking out there? >> we had a lot of cloud cover. we're starting to see a little bit of blue sky out there. that is a good sign. don't expect temperatures to warm up very much. looking toward the north. now let's see what it looks like toward the east. a little bit more cloud coverage hovering over places like oakland at this hour. we will see pockets of
clearing, pockets of clouds and also big ships out there across the bay and west winds are pretty strong. sfo i just checked flight view they have a delay of an hour and a half because of low cloud view. they will continue to linger for the next few hours. winds are really strong right now. these gusty areas. we are seeing gusts around 30- 35 miles per hour through the east bay hills. and sfo 25 miles per hour sustained winds. so continuous winds coming out of the west, southwest direction. that is also contributing to the cooler air as far east as fairfield antioch, and concord. right now also wanted to show you this roof camera shot. winds are blowing that flag around. temperature wise we're in the 50s for san francisco. 66 in livermore. 63 in concord. yesterday at this time concord you were up into the 80s. that will not happen today. here's a look at our dramatic cool down all because of this low.
that low is bringing in those west winds that is what is contributing to the cooler air from the coast, moving all the way toward concord. yesterday concord reached 96. so 5-10 degrees below average for all of the bay area. hanging around the 60s and low 70s all across the south bay. east bay also same kind of thing. upper 60s, low 70s. no 80s, no 90s. around the bay temperatures staying pretty cool. in the 60s and the winds are not helping much. they are adding to that chill factor. sunset happening at 8:24. here's a look at the cooler air for tomorrow as well. standing in the 60s and 70s. and then we warm up for friday and saturday and sunday. >> nice warmup. >> that is good. on the weekend too. let's take a look at the big board. after a big selloff yesterday the dow has rebound. it's up big 320 points. a new report finds the disparaging number of deaths
caused by hurricane maria. 4600 people there died from the effects of the storm. until now, the puerto rican government's official death toll has just been 64. the mayor of san juan is among those blaming inadequate support services after the hurricane. >> the negligence that allowed those lives to be lost needs to be accounted for. >> and there are concerns that the eventual death toll from maria could climb by several thousands more. even if you are healthy and in your mid 40s, a new screening recommendations out today from the american cancer society. >> we want to invite all of you pet lovers out there. send us your questions. and we will have our pet expert give you an answer right here at noon.
when the worst oil spill hit san francisco, first responders went to work. and mayor gavin newsom, he went to hawaii. man: newsome left the day after the spill for a four-day vacation in hawaii. the same gavin who said his job as lieutenant governor was so dull, he only showed up for work at the state capitol one day a week, tops. gavin's not gonna work as governor. i support the affordable care act, and voted against all trump's attempts to repeal it. but we need to do more. i believe in universal health care. in a public health option to compete with private insurance companies. and expanding medicare to everyone over 55. and i believe medicare must be empowered to negotiate the price of drugs. california values senator dianne feinstein
four colon cancer that had spread to his liver. >> when they tell you and your wife that have two young children to get your life in order, that is scary. >> reporter: two different doctors gave him months to live. >> i wasn't supposed to have colon cancer. nobody in my family had colon cancer. >> reporter: with notaeumly history, and symptoms that showed weeks before diagnosis, studies have started to rise. while at the same time rates steadily declined in people over 55 because of screenings. in response, the organization has issued new guidelines recommending people start screening at 45 instead of 50. >> if you can identify patients with early on colon cancer, the better chance of treating.
>> he credits you for saving his life. >> that is high praise. >> reporter: it took 12 rounds of chemotherapy and nine surgeries. but four years later. >> we were able to treat. which is remarkable. >> reporter: sandy says if he had been screened at 45, he may have had cancer but not as advanced. >> you need to check. it's an easy diagnosis. it's an easy fix if you catch it early enough. >> reporter: cool ran cancer is -- colon cancer is considered a preventable cancer if caught in time. >> the new guidelines also call for some cases to continue screening through age 85 rather than stopping at age 75. we'll be right back. in the face of senseless violence, we need hope.
i'm jeff bleich. preventing violence has long been my cause. after columbine, i led president clinton's youth violence commission. i joined joe biden to reduce domestic violence, helping boys become men. i beat the nra in court, defending gun laws that save lives. today, a new generation is rising, and this is our moment.
in the streets and in the capitol, i'll stand with them. jeff bleich. democrat for lieutenant governor. time for our lunchtime tip of the day. here is tony tantillo. >> purple art chokes. and by the way they match don't they? purple artichokes are perfect this time of year. it's the new season coming around. if you over cook purple artichokes, they become green. so don't over cook them. squeeze them. you hear that squeakiness? that means they are fresh. simply store them in the refrigerator as soon as you can and they will last pretty good.
maybe about four or five days at the top. purple artichokes in the market they taste great, they look great, and on the grill with a little olive oil and salt and pepper and then put them on the grill. olive oil, salt and pepper. a little squeeze of lemon. that is a beautiful thing. and i'm tony tantillo your fresh grocer. always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. some people in southern california don't mind a visit from a bear from time to time. >> residents in the san bernardino mountain says bear visits have become chop especially on trash -- become common especially on trash days. >> we're supposed to clap the pans and be really loud and scare them off, but you are in such awe that sometimes you are like oh my gosh so you are busy taking pictures and stuff. >> she admits not all the
sightings are great, the bears has caused serious damage to cars and garages in her neighborhood. a journalist fakes his own murder and then showed up at the press conference about it. now he is explaning why he did that. we'll have that story and much more tonight at 5:00. >> i want to know why. all right that is going to do it on that note for kpix 5 news at noon. remember the bold and beautiful is coming up next. >> enjoy the day everyone. i hope to see you back here tomorrow. have a good day. maybe you could save energy by
when the worst oil spill hit san francisco, first responders went to work. and mayor gavin newsom, he went to hawaii. man: newsome left the day after the spill for a four-day vacation in hawaii. the same gavin who said his job as lieutenant governor was so dull, he only showed up for work at the state capitol one day a week, tops. gavin's not gonna work as governor.