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whistleblower complaint about president trump. good afternoon everyone, i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. that complaint was declassified and released to the public a few hours ago. cbs reporter natalie brand is live on capitol hill with more details. natalie? >> reporter: and kenny, the acting director of national intelligence was grilled for about three hours over this complaint. he defended his handling of it but he also went on to say he believes the whistleblower acted in good faith and he called the entire situation unprecedented. the acting director of national intelligence told house lawmakers it was not his role to decide the allegations in a whistleblower complaint were credible. >> i'm in no position -- tell the chair or tell the committee to do an investigation or not do an investigation. >> reporter: joseph maguire testified just minutes after the nine page complaint was released to the public. it alleges president trump used the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 u.s. election.
in part based on a phone call with ukraine's leader where he urged him to investigate joe biden and his son. the complaint goes on to allege the white house sought to move the electronic transcript of the call to a different computer system. >> our president sacrificed our national security and our constitution for his personal, political benefit. >> reporter: president trump responded on his way back to the white house from the united nations. >> it's another witch hunt. here we go again. it's -- adam schiff and his crew. making up stories. >> reporter: maguire testified he initially withheld the complaint from congress because many of the allegations in it were based on privileged conversations between president trump and a foreign leader. >> such calls are typically subject to executive privilege. a privilege that i do not have the authority to waive. >> reporter: republicans focus on a section of the complaint in which the whistleblower admitted not being a direct witness to most of the events.
>> the inspector general found the whistleblower displayed arguable political bias against trump. >> reporter: the release of the complaint may accelerate the impeachment inquiry now underway but it could still wake weeks or months. meanwhile, speaker pelosi was asked about the timing of all of this. whether there's a deadline today. and she said the facts will determine the timeline. meanwhile, acting director maguire is right now in a closed session with the senate intelligence committee. both california senators are on that committee and in that meeting right now. kenny, back to you. >> natalie brand live on capitol hill with the very latest on the whistleblower complaint. natalie, thank you. we'll have much more on this story coming up on the eyewitness news at 5:00 and online. kpix.com. new at noon, an elementary school in monoterra locked down for hours after reports of a suspicious person in the area. kpix 5's anne makovec is
reporting with more details. >> reporter: from the elementary school students are being released here this morning to their parents. waiting outside. but it has been a very concerning several hours for this community. the scare began right after the opening bell when a suspicious person was spotted in the area here around fair long view elementary school. and it was put on lockdown. children staying in their classrooms and parents were notified, many of them came to this school. chopper 5 had a view above the school as they were waiting for their students to be released. and we spoke with one parent who's just happy this is over. >> we're very happy that we're stay and they took great care of our kids. we're gradeful. >> reporter: as far as we know the suspicious person was never located and school will resume here tomorrow as normal. in monoterra, anne makovec, kpix 5. it's feeling more fall-like around the bay area today. temperatures are starting to og here in some places.
with the look. mary? >> yeah, relief from the heat for sure after record-breaking high temperatures yesterday. now we're looking at that ocean much cooler compared to yesterday at this time. if youstepped outside you felt that difference. a lot more refreshing out there for today. here's a live look where the transamerica cam. this is looking west and you can see the low clouds and fog off in the distance as we look west at the golden gate. so 24 hour temperature change, and we are much cooler compared to yesterday at this time. check it out. half-moon bay, 20 degrees cooler. sfo ten degrees cooler and also for napa 11 degrees cooler in novato. san jose, 12 degrees cooler in fairfield and looking at nine degrees cooler in livermore. and this is just the start. we are going to continue to cool down as we head through the rest of the workweek and into the weekend. i'll have that forecast coming up. michelle? all right, mary thank you. new at noon, b.a.r.t.
just voted on a new turnstile designed to deter fare dodgers. kpix 5's jackie ward is in oakland with the results just in. jackie? >> reporter: michelle, the b.a.r.t. board of directors unanimously passed the swing style barrier fare gate that will be implemented into all of the b.a.r.t. stations in the near future. this is what it looks like all though this is not the final design. this is just an example of what they are deciding on. this gate beat out two other barrier options, a retractable barrier and the new york style. in a survey b.a.r.t. said that 89% of riders report that it is important to reduce fare evasion on b.a.r.t.. b.a.r.t. board director debra allen agrees saying by installing new barrier gates, a myriad of issues will be addressed. >> the quality of life issues, the crime, the drug activity, the homeless people living on trains and the professional
panhandling. the cleanliness, comprehensive approach to station hardening is going to go a long way in addressing those items. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. says it loses about $15 million to $25 million in revenue every year from fare evasions but b.a.r.t. director allen says she estimates that number might be closer to $35 million to $70 million. the estimated cost of this new project for the new fare gates is about $150 million. live in oakland, jackie ward, kpix 5. jackie thank you. now taking a live look at sfo. where a flight from washington, d.c. landed last night after a woman got stuck and locked in the bathroom. the pilot was forced to divert to denver so she could be rescued. >> get out the door and -- we'll get you out soon okay? >> united flight 1554 was diverted to denver. fire department responded and got the woman out safely. in the end it's still unclear how she got stuck.
we spoke to another woman who was on board that flight. >> someone had a big pick ax thing and they managed to get the door open after about ten minutes. everyone clapped. the woman came out. and we all felt really bad for her. and she was safe so that's good. >> the flight landed without moreissues and just before 11:00 last night. united airlines releasing a statement regarding this saying -- we are reaching out to all customers on board and the customer in the lavatory to apologize. new at noon new numbers released by the cdc show just how widespread vaping illnesses are. there are now 805 case of lung illnesses related to using e- cigarettes. a 52% increase in the last week. and there have been at least 12 deaths. meanwhile, the cdc is also warning this year's flu season could be a bad one. the flu season is just winding down in australia where the number of cases was the highest in history. 210,000 more cases than in 2018.
there have already been two flu deaths in the bay area. the cdc advises people to get vaccinated by the end of october. former french president gawkish rack is being remembered today. his son-in-law told the associated press the president died peacefully today among the loved ones. he was a fixture of french pot ticks for decades from prime minister to president. he was also one of europe's most vocal opponents to the 2003 u.s. led invasion of iraq. he was 86 years old. two bay area mothers and their children at risk of becoming homeless. their landlord claims the apartments they lived if for more than a decade are now condos. >> in our original report called project home we talked to city leaders who are calling this a loophole that needs to be closed. in oakland landlords can actually legally convert apartments into condos as long as the building has four or fewer units and once that happens the tenants losing there lose all rights associated with apartments.
they lose protections like rent control and eviction for just cause. [ speaking foreign language ] >> my daughter, she worries and gets nervous and she cries sometimes. because she doesn't want to move out. >> all rental units should be under the same set of rules. >> attorneys for the advocacy group la raza also say that the building might be too big to convert to a condo. it's much harder for building owners to reclassify larger apartment buildings. those rules don't apply though for smaller buildings. we want to here your stories about housing. send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll have another original report next monday and you can find the original stories on the website. kpix.com under the project home tab. still ahead, pain at the pump. what's causing the uptick in gas prices and when we might see some relief. plus a new look coming to gn
toad mayor libby schaaf joined architectings for the renovation of the oakland museum. the plans include significant improvements to the campus and gardens. these are new renderings of the planned upgrades. the renovation campaign is called "all in." it will support the museum's vision to become a center for community gathering. the cost of gas in the bay area has soared and having drivers feeling the pinch at the pump. gas prices have shot up over a dime in the past week. aaa also says that the higher prices are because the price of crude oil has soared. thanks to turmoil in the middle east. but with lower demand and saudi capacity coming back online drivers can expect a smoother
ride in the coming weeks. cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. some tumors are just too challenging or difficult to treat or cure. but sometimes miracles do happen. meet little quincy. you might never guess that a deadly cancer almost killed him or how a dedicated team of bay area scientists unlocked a cure. >> they asked us to trust them and we did. it was huge leap of faith. >> hear what the scientists did and the medicine they tried for the first time on an infant. quincy's cancer miracle. that's tonight on the kpix 5 news at 7:00. well, let's get a check of the forecast. it has been scorching in parts of the bay area. last couple of days. and now? a little bit of a change. >> it feels so much better outside. kenny and michelle. as we are looking at temps much cooler thanks to the sea breeze. yesterday at this time we were in the 80s and 90s. right now in the 70s and 80s. here's a live look with our salesforce tower camera looking east at the bay bridge. and the east bay. right now in concord, you are
at 81. oakland, 74. livermore 82 and san francisco 73. 77 in san jose. and 71 for santa rosa. here's the satellite and radar view. thstrong ridge of high pressure that brought the offshore winds. this ridge is going to continue to move to the west and away from us. this low pressure system will be the dominant weather feature for us. so as that low moves closer to us, that will push that ridge away. so more of that onshore flow and that marine influence as we head through the next several days and that is why today the start of a cooldown for us. temps will continue to cool as we go through the rest of the workweek. into the weekend and in fact, into early next week. so on futurecast, taking you hour by hour, and you can see the clouds and also areas ofng as we head through the day. tomorrow morning, waking up to gray skies and could see some patchy drizzle first thing tomorrow morning. and then looking at temps even
cooler for your friday through the weekend and into early next week. so looking ahead on futurecast, with this low pressure system taking that dip and moving even closer to us, could see a cool and unsettled weather pattern as we go through next week. could see some sierra snow as well. temperatures starting tomorrow dropping down to below average for this time of year. our sunset at 7:00 and our sunrise at 7:01. daytime highs for today check it out. upper 80s in concord and livermore and stow. low 80s in oakland and mid 70s for san francisco. so no longer talking about triple digit heat. we're going to cool it down friday into the weekend. and for the start of next week. so definitely feeling more like fall as we go through the next several days. >> all right. mary thank you. >> sure. premiere week continues on cbs tonight with a couple of brand new shows. >> yeah we talked to some of the actors about the new stories they get to tell in the new sitcom called "the unicorn." he plays a father and widower who is getting back into the dating scene with some help
from his friends. >> the show is really not just about dating. it's about -- it's about learning how to live again. and it's kind and earnest and from the heart and laugh out loud funny. >> from the executive producers of "the good wife" the new mystery "evil" looks at the line between science and religion. the unexplained mysteries along with the priest in training and a contractor. >> ben is an empire cyst. he doesn't believe in anything that you can't touch, taste, smell, feel. and he is a pure scientist. and an atheist. he doesn't believe in any of this. he brings a certain skepticism and sarcasm to it as well. >> the cbs primetime lineup starts at 8:00 with young sheldon. unicorn at 8:30 followed by mom at 9:00. then the new comedy carol's second act at 9:30 and evil at 10:00 and of course the kpix 5 news at 11:00. still ahead, getting people the tech training they need to
it can be hard to find a job if you don't have a basic knowledge of technology. >> a berkeley nonprofit has been training people for decades. sharon chin introduces us to its founder who's this week's bay area jefferson award winner. >> reporter: u.s. navy veteran mike paige got the computer skills he needed to land an administrative job. >> good thing you know when people learn word. >> reporter: thanks to mansour
adeen. >> he means everything to me. he is a friend. a confidant. mentor. >> reporter: he founded inner r computer basics and job hunting needed to secure employment and keep it. >> contrary to what a lot of people might think, there are significant number of people that have no computer skills. >> reporter: funded mainly by grants the nonprofit serves berkeley's homeless, low income and disabled. plus alameda county's formally incarcerated and bay area veterans. >> my goal for them is for them to be able to participate in the 21st century economy. >> reporter: the nonprofit serves about 200 people a year. and between 65 and 70% get placed in internships, college or jobs. >> this will make you smile. >> reporter: enter city services helped prepare megan smith for the work force.
>> it's really nice to have someone on my six as we call it in the military to have beey chapof the naacp is calm, rt: c member ben bartlett refers unemployed folks to him for training and has hired them afterwards at the law firm. >> been servicing so many people for so long. that he's always my go to. >> it's a great thing to see and a great feeling to know that we were able to make a difference in someone's life. >> reporter: so for equipping society's most vulnerable with basic vocational skills, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to mansour adeeem. sharon chin, kpix 5. >> you can nominate online at kpix.com/hero. we'll be right back. l you someh i wouldn't be here if i thought reverse mortgages took advantage of any american senior, or worse, that it was some way to take your home.
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