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this is kpix5 news. now at noon, temperatures rising and with them, the potential for wild fires. bay area fire crews are on alert. good afternoon, thanks for
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joining us, i'm kenny choi. >> and i'm michelle griego. we have team coverage on the heat and fire danger from the north bay to the south bay today. let's start with meteorologist mary lee. >> reporter: tracking strong offshore winds. mount saint helena, 42 miles an hour wind gusts. diablo, 37. mount tam, 23 miles an hour wind gusts as well as danville. a red flag warning in effect now until 11:00 a.m. tomorrow. the north bay mountains, east bay hills and diablo range due to the strong gusty range. low humidity. that means an extreme fire danger. also, offshore winds. we are heating up. heat advisory today for most of the area. temperatures well above average this time of year soaring into the triple digits inland. and the 24-hour temperature change, we are much warmer compared to yesterday at this
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time running anywhere from nine to 18 degrees warmer compared to yesterday. the hot gusty conditions mean a fire risk is rising. kpix5's jackie ward is in santa rosa where crews are getting ready to fight if disaster strikes. >> reporter: if there is a red flag warning in effect in santa rosa, you will see in front of every fire station. the fire department is facing two threats. fire, plus the potential loss of power. this combination led to increased staff and equipment. >> we will try to keep the fire small. >> reporter: standing by is a strike team made up of five engines: there is also a county funded task force consisting of eight pieces of equipment plus a leader. cal fire stocked up with aircrafts, dozers, crews, and engine. >> it's what we do.
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compared to october of 2017, we don't want to live through that again. a little work and lost sleep now to prevent something like that is worth it. >> reporter: a possible public safety power shutdown might happen tonight. pg&e has lowered the number of people it will affect. >> i do have generators, extra food. water. i'm set up so if anything should happen, i have my papers ready. >> i'm very concerned to enough may not have been done to make sure that we don't have another large fire like that. >> reporter: temperatures will possibly peak at 103 degrees today. which makes the national weather service consider this a moderate heat risk event. the weather coupled with a potential psps is why the finley community center will open as a cooling center. the red flag warning has been extended until 11:00 tomorrow morning in the north and east
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bay hills and isrosa , jackie w kpix5. pg&e will let the santa rosa fire department know if they are going to do a shut-off at 12:30 while the threat of power outages looms in the north bay, it's a reality in the sierra foothills. 20,000 customers have had their power shut off because of the fire risk. some are furious with pg&e for not helping them with generators. it is unclear how long the outages will last because they have to wait for an all clear on the red flag warnings. >> reporter: i'm anne makovec in san jose where the fire department recruits are undergoing a training exercise despite the hot dry conditions today. so they know what to do when a real fire breaks out. there are five scenarios. 21 recruits are going through today designed add close to real life as it gets. the smoking power resembles a high-rise fire. this mock rooftop teaches them how to cut holes to let the
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smoke escape. there's a propane fire where an instructor controls the flames in case things go awry. and, two structures that resemble homes where the firefighters are put to a real life test. >> they have to go in and find their victim chest are mannequins. come out in zero disability and disentangle themselvessed to get out. >> reporter: today's high fire danger is only adding to the difficulty. they are taking frequent breaks. this has been in the works six months and the department wasn't about to postpone it. >> if we had a fire in a real structure today, we wouldn't say we will come back tomorrow. we have to fight it today. so they need to practice regardless of how the weather is. >> reporter: the recruited involved in this training session will graduate from the academy on october 4. in san jose, anne makovec, kpix5. and we will have continuing coverage on the fire watch on air and online at we are just learning that two people under the age of 65 have died of the flu in santa clara county. one was an adult, the other was
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a child. their flu vaccination status is unknown, but both cases are being investigated. the search is on for a suspect who shot and killed a woman last night in san jose. it happened on monterrey road in san jose near rotor road. when san jose police arrived, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. police have not released any suspect information. this is san jose's 26th homicide since january. a fiery crash shut down both directions of i-80 in vacaville early this morning. just before 6:00. a commercial van carrying gas tanks collided with another vehicle. the van's engine compartment caught fire and sparked fears the tanks could explode. eastbound lanes reopened an hour later and westbound lanes were back open by 8:00 a.m. a fire broke out at a house in south san francisco early this morning. the two-alarm blaze was reported just before 2:00 on randolph avenue. no injuries reported. president trump tweeted out
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saying he has authorized the release of the full transcript of his controversial phone call with the president of ukraine tomorrow. cbs news learned the president ordered the state department and the pentagon to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to ukraine days ahead of that july phone call. in it, he said that he is said to have pressured the leader of the country to investigate joe biden and his son hunter. >> i said hold it up. let's get other people to pay and everybody called me saying oh please can we play. and there was never any quid pro quo. >> the controversy the fueling renewed democratic calls for impeachment. seven democratic freshmen in the house from swing districts signed an op ed says if he used taxpayer dollars as leverage for his own gain, that would be a threat to all we have sworn to protect. >> if they want to do it, go
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hard or go home. stop talking about it. go to amazon, buy a spine, and do it. >> house speaker nancy pelosi is reportedly planning to put a resolution on the house floor to address calls for impeachment and joe biden says he will call on congress to comply with inquiries. edings we'll have much more on this developmenting story on the kpix5 news at 5:00. and online at today more than 20 world leaders including president trump are taking the stage at the united nations. as hilary lane reports, the president addressed a number of hot button international issues. at the forefront, iran. >> reporter: president trump took aim at iran during his address to global leaders at the united nations general assembly. >> not only is iran the number one state sponsor of terrorism but iran's leaders are fueling the tragic war ins syria and yemen. >> reporter: the u.s. blames
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iran for recent attacks on saudi oil facilities. sanctions against teheran have been increased but there has been no military response from the u.s. or saudi arabia. >> hoping to free itself from sanctions, the regime has escalated its violent and unprovoked aggression. as long as iran's menacing behavior continues, sanctions will not be lifted. >> reporter: the president also addressed the on-going u.s. trade dispute with china. he called for a campaign to reform international trade. >> not only has china declined to adopt reforms, it has embraced an economic battle dependent on massive market barriers. heavy state subsidies. currency manipulation. >> reporter: this was the president's third address to the world body. this time, he took a softer tone saying the u.s. is not looking for conflict. >> we desire peace,
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cooperation, an mutual gain with all. >> reporter: the president steered clear of climate change issues. he highlighted what he considers america's economic prosperity and repeated his desire to fully secure u.s. borders. hilary lane, s news, the united nations. this afternoon, tenants and critics are rallying against a massive san francisco landlord. companies forcing rent controlled tenant to pay their mortgage. what nay are doing is legal but in our series, tenants and city supervisors tell kpix5 that it is wrong. meet patrick shannon. a senior living on fixed income in north beach. his wife suffered a stroke and money is tight and his landlord is raising the rent. >> i wish they would have picked on me when i was in good fighting form. they come at me when we are vulnerable. >> veritas investment owns 500 buildings and $2,000. the company is valued at $685
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million and has a history of passing the cost of operating the building onto existing rent control tenants. uts, reirs. ction to >>erit ne be good corporate citizen and i hope they understand that. >> supervisor aaron peskin cosponsored legislation in 2017 to put an end to this type of pass through. tenants are no longer supposed to be on the hook to pay for increases in property taxes or their landlord's debt. the law isn't retro active so we might still have to pay. a spokesperson for veritas say it is company is encouraging tenants who cannot afford the increases to apply for a hard time exemption. you can send your suggestions to project home at you can find the entire original series there as well.
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still ahead, anti- government protests in britain as the new prime minister suffers a major defeat in his battle to leave the european union. plus, the iphone 11 to the test. how apple's new $700 phone did when dropped onto concrete.
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new at noon, the california department of public health has issued a public health advisory urging everyone to stop vaping. this as federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into san francisco-based e-cigarette maker juul. the wall street journal report it is investigation was launched by the u.s. attorney's ofce in northern liforn. the focus on the probe remains unclear. juul is facing several federal and state investigations into its marketing. juul has not d th wh official mmfrom cothe centers of disease control testified on capitol hill today about the vaping epidemic. the cdc reports 530 cases of lung injuries in 38 states connected to vaping. there have been nine confirmed deaths. >> what do we not know so far? probably the most important thing, we don't know the cause.
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no single product, brand, tance, oadditivehas been linked to all cases. this investigation is ongoing and very dynamic. >> in response to the outbreak, the cdc has mobilized its emergency resources to assist public health agencies across the country. dueling protests in the streets of london as effort to achieve brexit are dealt a major blow. citizens on both sides of the issue are dealing with a bitter debate as the deadli closcen elizabeth to suspend parliament long enough to force the deadline and force the leaving of the european union. but that plan was overturned this morning. vi>>seo adty was unlawful. >> prime minister johnson maintains that suspends parliament was part of the normal routine, but opponents
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are calling foul saying the sis tension was employed to stifle debate on brexit plans. he says he is determined to achieve it by the october 31 deadline. let's see how the stock market is doing. the dow is down by about 130 points. apple says the glass on its iphone 11 is the toughest ever. cnet tested the claim doing drop tests from three, six, eight, and 11 feet down to a concrete surface. neither the 11 or the pro cracked but there were some flawed pixels and the phone blacking out. >> if you love your phone, don't drop it. we are looking at plenty of sunshine. you can see the hazy conditions
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out there. temps on the rise in the 80s and 90s currently. 91 concord. 80 oakland. 82 san francisco. 91 livermore. san jose, 87. santa rosa at 92. our temperature only going to climb as we head through the afternoon. you saw how hazy it was looking south. we have a spare the t for today. the air quality unhealthy for sensitive group ins the east moderate air quality in the north bay coast and central bay today. this is all because of the strong ridge of high pressure in place. and offshore winds. the wind blow from the lands, note the ocean and with it temperatures are on the rise. that high fire danger as well. so, plenty of sunshine for today. temps well above average running from 15 to 20 degrees above average for today. as we head through tomorrow, temps maybe a little cooler but still hot. we are still looking at a heat advisory not just today, but
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tomorrow as well. speaking of that high fire danger, we are looking at strong gusty winds that will pick up even more as we head through the overnight hours. wind gusts really pinpointing the north bay. and, the north bay mountains under that red flag warning. still pretty windy wednesday morning and finally things will be tapering off as we go through the rest of your wednesday. if you want some relief from the heat, it is coming. a low pressure system will bring a stronger marine influence for us by the end of the week. sunset at 7:03. triple digit heat, fairfield, concord, liver for, 97 in san jose. 92 oakland. 87 san francisco. another hot day tomorrow. finally, that marine influence kicks in for us and the on shore flow thursday. cooling it down friday. and especially into the weekend. temperatures drop below
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average. 30 degrees cooler by the end of the week. >> we'll take it after that. thanks mary. the cbs crime drama ncis is back to kick off its 17th season tonight. the mystery surrounding the character zeba's disappearance begins to unravel tonight after viewers were led to believe she died in an explosion. she first returned during last season's finale to give special agent gibbs a cryptic warning: i spoke with the actress about her new story line. >> she is coming back to potentially help gibbs. he's in danger and it's a real threat. and it is basically these two people running away from someone who comes from her past. who is a real threat. >> you can watch ncis tonight on kpix5. we'll be right back.
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the juul record. they took $12.8 billion from big tobacco. juul marketed mango, mint, and menthol flavors, addicting kids to nicotine. five million kids now using
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e-cigarettes. the fda said juul ignored the law with misleading health claims. now juul is pushing prop c, to overturn san francisco's e-cigarette protections. say no to juul, no to big tobacco, no to prop c. something new is comeing to disney theme parks in those at disney branded hotel restaurants will feature meatless options. more than 400 vegan dishs will be added at disney world in florida by early october. followed by disney land in spring of 2020. a reminder now, if you have a consumer problem or question, email us. consumer or call the hot line, 888-5-helps you. we'll be right back.
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today's tip of the day will be kiwi. kiwi is a super food. day. of the vitamins you need and dietary fiber. they are great for us. th ey are e alsoth great when i comes to meat tenderizing. they are great in salsasment great in so many different ways. they have so versatile and so beautiful too. when you buy your kiwi, you want to make sure you buy them with this beautiful light tan color all the way around. very important. and, a little give to the touch. not too much.
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just a little give. when you bring them home, store them on the counter, not the fridge. when they become really right, they are ready to enjoy, they have a nice give. if you are not ready to eat them, you can put them in the fridge and they last four or five days. they have to be nice and soft and that flavor is there. sweet and juicy and loaded with nutritional value. and i'm tony, your fresh grocer and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. coming up at 5:00, we continue to follow the developing story out of washington. house speaker nancy pelosi is expected to announce a formal impeachment inquiry of president trump. we'll have more on the heat advisory coming up to night at 5:00. >> we have a lot going on today. you can keep updated online at and that's going to do it for us here at kpix5 news at noon.
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try to stay cool out there. >> uh-huh.
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