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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. on a wind-fueled fire in the altamont area as they work toward full containment. . fire crews are making progress on a wind fueled fire as they work toward full containment. good afternoon, i'm michelle griego. >> kpix reporter jessica flores is live at the scene with the
very latest this afternoon. jessica? >> reporter: michelle, ann, we have had the fast moving winds all morning. officials hearsay they've clocked in around 50 -- here say they've clocked in around 50 miles an hour. fire is mostly out. we're not seeing flames. here is what we're seeing. we're seeing this smoldering pile here. it is mostly out but they're concerned about flames whipping up again and that is why they're monitoring this fire closely. the wind still whipping up smoke in the grassy fields off byron highway as firefighters work to completely contain the grant fire. it started yesterday afternoon as seven separate fires straddling alameda and eastern contra costa county consuming 500 acres and burning two out buildings. >> we're dealing with what we call roll out our hot spots and materials that tend to flair up. >> the winds are mostly out
leaving behind debris and charred fields. they're keeping an eye on the land and are ready for the fast moving wind and dry brush fueling any more flames. >> this is a good reminder that fire season is here and it is time to clear the brush around the structures to make sure if the fire occurs near your home that your home has a chance of surviving. >> reporter: right now fire officials tell us that this 85% contained, no one has been injured and right now they're keep ag an eye on that pile right there, making sure that the fire doesn't flair up again. reporting live here in byron i'm jessica flores, kpix 5. another fire has badly danieled a teacher's union damaged a teacher's union building in san jose. a fire broke out at 2:00 a.m.. it houses the california teacher's association. there was another fire at the same location in march reportedly caused by a molotov cocktail. there are no reports of any
injuries in today's fire. the wind really is causing a problem when it comes to the dangerous fire conditions. we have a look at how long that is going to stick around. it is whipping. >> the wind has been strong all morning and continuing to stay that way. here is a look at the dublin camera. you can see the trees moving side to side there. a sign of some of those higher wind gusts. the here is a look at some of the peak gusts we've seen so far. at sfo, 44 miles an hour. mountain house near where jessica's live shot was, 48 miles an hour winds. altamonte, 516789 that is what we've seen over the past hour and two hours. 30 miles an hour for downtown san francisco, milbrae, a 40 miles an hour wind gust going through there. continuation winds at 26 miles an hour through sfo downtown, 21, it is getting breezy through the east bay hills and the north bay, especially right along the coastal mountain ranges. overall, the winds are helping clear out some of the cloud coverage out there, but we do
have cool temperatures, so that, at least; on the side of the firefighters. we'll have more on that in a bit. new information about how a woman with dementia ended up dead at san francisco general hospital. jackie ward explains the woman had been reported missing. >> reporter: ruby anderson signed herself out of the residential care facility for the elderly on the campus of sf july on sunday, may 20th. she was expected to return by 4:00 that afternoon. ten days later she was found in the stair well of a power plant. she was the resident of a care facility and not a patient of the hospital, the sheriff's department did not search the building for her when she was reported missing. >> we're looking at that to see whether it is a sheriff's department responsibility or the responsibility of the engineers in the building 24 hours and 7 days a week. >> reporter: the responding deputy followed protocol exactly calling her family, checked with the hospital to see if she had been admitted and called the jail toll see if she had been picked up. anderson's family didn't return
their calls until two days later. as investigators still try to find out what went wrong, buildings on campus not that are not direct patient care areas are being searched. >> they're going through, starting today, top to bottom, room by room inspection of the nooks and crannies and spaces and that will be part of the ongoing assessment. >> reporter: the facility where anderson was staying houses 50 residents ages 60 and older. it is a nonmedical boarding setting that provides services for personal care and attention. the medical examiner is still conducting an autopsy so it is not confirmed she died. the building anderson was found in used to allow access to staff from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. starting immediately, badge access will be required 24/7. the candidates running for district attorney in contra costa county will weigh in on an ongoing debate over i.c.e. cooperation. they will discuss immigration at
a planned forum. this comes as many advocacy groups are cutting ties with i.c.e.. they hold undocumented immigrants under a $6 million contract. school safety is back in the spotlight as the president meets with family members of victims of the deadly school shooting in texas. cbs correspondent mola lenghi has more from the white house. >> reporter: president trump left washington for texas where he will meet privately with the families of the victims of the santa fe high school shooting. ten people were killed in the attack earlier this month. it is the 27th shooting at a school since mr. trump took office. at wednesday's white house briefing, press secretary sarah huckabee sanders got emotional when a 13-year-old student journalist representing time for kids asked sanders what the administration is doing to improve school safety. >> one thing that affects mine and other student's health is the worry about the fact that we or our friends could get shot at
school. specifically, can you tell me what the administration has done and will do to prevent the senseless tragedies? >> i think that as a kid and certainly as a parent, there is nothing that could be more terrifying for a kid to go to school and not feel safe, so i'm sorry that you feel that way. >> reporter: the president's commission on school safety also meets today. this is the third meeting since it was created in the wake of the parkland shooting. after parkland, the president said he would look into stricter background checks, raising the minimum age for buying assault weapons and possibly arming teachers, but no action has been taken. committee chair education secretary betsy devos says the commission wouldn't offer the final recommendations until the end of the year, mola lenghi, cbs news, the white house. president trump is considering another high profile pardon speaking on-air force one. he may grant clemency to businesswoman martha stewart. she was convicted in 2004 for obstructing justice, lying about
a stock trade. trump said stewart used to be one of his biggest fans. trump also said that he is considering commuting the sentence of former illinois governor and apprentice contestant rob blavoyavich. the u.s. and north korean delegations have ended two days of talks in new york with no announcement yet on whether a summit between president trump and kim jong un is back on. secretary of state mike pompeo and a north korean chairman ended the meetings about 90 minutes earlier than expected. a state department official says it is a result of, quote, the parties making progress and the meeting going well. meanwhile, there is more work being done in north korea and singapore where delegations are working out the logistics of the possible summit. >> the it is all a process. we'll see and hopefully we'll have a meeting on the 12th. that is going along very well but i want it to be meaningful. it doesn't mean it gets all done
at one meeting. maybe have to have a second or a third. >> reporter: president trump also revealed today the north korean delegation will be travelling to washington d.c. tomorrow to deliver a letter from kim jong un. >> melania trump is making headlights by staying out of sight. her last public appearance was 21 days ago when she revealed her be best campaign. that prompted speculation about where she has been. i see the media is working overtime speculating where i am and what i'm doing. rest assured i'm here at the white house with my family feeling great and working hard on behalf of children and the american people. excitement is in the air. we can feel it. as the warriors and the cavs get ready to square off for the nba finals for the fourth straight year. they hit the court at the oracle arena and that is where game one of the series tips off at 6:00 tonight. fans are optimistic warriors will come out on the top.
according to odds makers, cleveland enters the series as the biggest underdog in 16 years. warrior star kevin durant's 7 foot wingspan is larger than life. 50 feet to be exact. the plane landed at oakland international airport later today and the airline tweeted this photo, says it hopes the plane will serve as a good luck charm for k. d. around the team. the state senate passed the last call bill. it would allow bars in san francisco, oakland and other major cities to serve alcohol two hours longer than they do now. the measure needs to clear the assembly and be signed by the governor. supporters of the bill say would be a major boom for the restaurant industry. lawmakers are also considering creating a state backed bank to handle money from the marijuana trade. right now most banks refuse to accept money from pot related
businesses, so transactions are conducted largely in cash which can be dangerous. the measure, which cleared the senate this week, would permit charter banks and credit unions to provide limited banking services to the recreational marijuana industry. recreational pot became legal in california on january 1st. coming up, lava flows from hawaii's kilauea volcano and is running hotter and faster as the clock is ticking, workers are trying to build an emergency escape route. >> sales are forcing another retailer to close dozens of its stores.
i call it like i see it. the race for governor has turned into a scam. gavin newsom's trying to elect a republican who was endorsed by trump. and villaraigosa's being bankrolled by a handful of billionaires. it's everything that's wrong with politics. and none of it is helping struggling families. here's my pledge to you. i'll keep our budget balanced. invest in affordable housing. fight for universal healthcare. and stand up to donald trump. as governor, you can trust me to do what's right- because i always have.
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 scientists say the lava from the kilauea volcano is getting
hotter.. more fluid.. and flowing at a rate of about six football fields an hour. . scientists say the lava from the kilauea volcano is getting hotter with more fluid and flowing at a rate at six football fields an who. molten rock has over run the main road leaving people in 500 homes with one escape route left. workers have started to dig out a new evacuation route but that could take weeks. two military helicopters are on standby. >> they can evacuate 45 people at a time. >> you're trying to keep it from getting to that point. >> absolutely. we don't want that to happen. >> the number of homes destroyed this week has jumped from 41 to more than 70. time for a check on our weather forecast. more on the whipping wind with neda. >> the coastline. that is what is contributing to cooler than normal conditions. here is the view of pacifica a
from the surf line camera watching people trying to get through the whitewash to the waves. it is cool along the coast. you can expect those temperatures to stay right around the 50s in places like pacifica. here is a look at the headlines, 10 to 12 degrees below average. another windy one as ann just mentioned, whipping winds. we'll see warmer conditions for. this is the view facing west. you can see the tower where we have the coastal clouds hanging low and sticking around for awhile but they burned off. livermore, 59, san francisco, 56. san jose at 63. the temperatures will stay cool, maybe rise a few more degrees and that is it. here is why. west winds are pretty strong, sustained at sfo, 26, downtown, 20, oakland, 21, berkeley, 50, the winds are contributing to the cooler air. the futurecast is showing we'll get a slight, slight break of winds, but then they will pick right back up again, 5:00 this afternoon.
when you make the drive home from work or school, expect to maybe hold onto the wheel tighter. reason why we're getting the west winds, right here, the low bringing us the cooler air, breezy conditions, a chance for afternoon showers but after the low, we have a ridge of high pressure bringing us plenty of sunshine and warm weather. it is on the way. for now it is a look at how much cooler we'll be, 67 for the high in san francisco. 65 in palo alto. temperatures in the east bay right around the mid to upper 60s where you should be in the mid to upper 70s. 59 for you. look at the sunset at 8:25. sunrise at 5:49. here is the 7-day forecast. check it out. for friday, mid-80s it will be warm yet again and the weekend, a lot of people will wish they had swimming pools and they will complain about the warm weather after the cold weather for today. >> we're never happy, neda. too cool or too hot.
>> never just right. let's look at the big board right now and see how the stock market is doing. dow has been down all morning and right now it is down about 206 points. more sears and k-mart stores will close their doors as sales plunge and losses mound. sears announced 72 stores will close in the near future. sears and k-mart have 3,500 stores between them when they merged in 2005. they have lost more than $11 billion since 2010. that was the last profitable year. two hours, ten minutes and 15 seconds. that is not the length of this show. it is the new speed record just set by a pair of climbers who ascended the famous route of yosemite national parks el capitan. they raced up the nearly 90-degree steep rock yesterday afternoon in preparation for the
feat, both men climbed the 2,900 foot nose of el cap eight times in the past few weeks. they broke the last record by nearly 10 minutes. >> congrats, guys. supporting juvenile offenders with reading, writing and encouragement. we'll meet this week's jefferson award winner. 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.
but as kpix 5's sharon chin . stats show that 85% of young people in juvenile hall are functionally illiterate. >> they are far less likely to commit another crime if they get some sort of support and that comes from this week's jefferson award winner. >> writer and poet cyrus teaches young men 15 to 18 at camp sweeney, the alameda county detention center for low level offenders. i feel lucky to be here. >> many come reading at a 5th grade level. county librarian cindy chadwick marvels at what he can do. >> in a matter of weeks, they can improve six grade levels in the reading comprehension. >> for 15 years, cyrus has taught the right to read program, a partnership at the county library. he focuses on group discussions to improve readingcomprehent
nsion. >> we're not able to show or speak to any of the students, but we can share samples of the poetry. >> when i get out, i want to breathe out freedom. no chains, no bracelets, just free from all evil. i hear myself thinking what have i done? i hear myself asking god for forgiveness. >> writing helps heal emotional scars and boost self esteem according to wendy still. >> they socially reengage. they become part of the community, they see themselves as part of the community. >> reporter: cyrus's work prepares them for high school, college or work when released. >> none of this is about doing a job for him. this is his life's passion. >> from empowering the young men
going to be with white asparagus. look at how beautiful this is. the sun never hets it so the chemical reekz -- the sun never hits it so the chemical reaction never takes place. when you cook with it, take a knife or a peeler and shave the very top of it off because that part is very firm. what is inside is very tender. let's talk about selection. when you buy them, nice and white all the way through. could have a little bit of green on the top, that is okay. make sure it is free from yellowing. squeeze it. when you bring it home, shelf life is shorter than the green asparagus. great on the grill and the purple, so colorful and versatile and fun. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. eat fresh and stay healthy.
oakland mayor libby schaff declared today tower of power day. >>. it was 50 years ago the legendary funk band got its start in oakland. of the celebration is under way right now. the tower of power will perform at oakland's fox theater tomorrow and saturday. >> and they are so good, too. >> they are. >> i like that song. >> just hearing a few bars is, like, gets you want to get going with it. >> makes you want to play pool or something. >> thanks for joining us. let's go play pool.
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.
♪ ♪ >> liam: you honestly believe this, don't you? you really think that you're -- like, you're the man for steffy. >> bill: but part of you must believe it, too. or you wouldn't have proposed to hope in the blink of an eye. you were just standing at the altar, liam, so save the misplaced outrage. >> liam: mis-- misplaced? i'm sorry, you made me think that you and steffy were still together, that there was an