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1-888-5-helps-u live, from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix5 news.
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right now, and streaming on cbsn bay area, looking live from our exclusive salesforce camera tower looking east over the bay bridge. good morning. it's monday, march 22 and i'm len kiese. i'm michelle griego. welcome back, len kiese. we are glad you are back in now, we get a check of our weather with meteorologist, mary lee. good morning. nice to be back with you and start your day off and wake up with us. we are looking at temperatures this morning and the afternoon with sunshine and mild temperatures in the start of a warming trend for us. here is the live look with the mark hopkins camera starting with the golden gate and temps are in the 30s and 40s with mainly clear skies. a breezy start, especially at sfo and winds at 17 in
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fairfield. breezy conditions going through our day and the daytime highs, low 60s in san francisco, mid- 60s in oakland and san jose and upper 60s in concord. the rest of the week, temperatures on the rise and let's check with gianna for a look at traffic on this monday morning. it's monday and not bad on the freeways, for the most part, but there is a wind advisory in effect for the san mateo bridge. also, we have reports of fire crews on the scene on eastbound 580 near harrison street. it doesn't look like it's causing brake lights or issues. the bay area issues, okay for the golden gate in and out of marin county or into san francisco, traffic moving at the limit. things are fairly quiet with the commute out of the east bay and into the city with traffic light across the upper deck
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into san francisco. i'm anne makovec and we have new data in from astrazeneca. what could be the fourth vaccine to be approved to prevent coronavirus here in the u.s. we are hearing that astrazeneca has a study conducted here in our country that is providing 79% effectiveness in preventing symptomatic cases of covid-19 and 100%, as the others do, and preventing hospitalizations from coronavirus. they did not identify any safety concerns. we've heard a rare blood clots being identified in europe and that has already been approved and more than 50 countries, just not here in the u.s. for the timeline, that is up in the air with astrazeneca submitting this for peer evaluations in a medical journal and then presenting the case to the fda in the coming weeks. support across the bay area
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and the country for the asian community continues. this weekend, thousands gathered at multiple rallies against acts of hate and at the same time, the public outcry intensified for a hate crime charge in last week's spa shootings. eight were murdered in georgia and six were asian women. it's been nearly a week since a 21-year-old georgia man allegedly targeted the atlanta- based spas and there is no word on police if you will be charged with a hate crime. a former district attorney, stephen clark, explains that although most of the georgia victims are asian, but is not enough to improve or to improve intent or motive. >> are they a member of a certain group that would go after people because of race? what are they posting online and who are they communicating with? all of that is very vital in showing what the person's intent was. >> a new list the law signed in
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georgia lester said a suspect targeting a victim because of sex can be charged with a hate crime. in the bay area, a state assembly member, david chiu, is working with asian-americans and pacific islanders to propose a statewide hotline for reporting and dealing with hate crimes. they propose legislation for restorative justice programs and they want governor newsom to appoint an attorney general from the asian community. a rally in san jose drew a crowd of 1000 yesterday, calling for an end to asian hate. speakers were fired up and want no one to stay silent. >> hear us! [ cheers and applause ] [ bleep ] stop asian hate! >> we expect action and tangible results and that means curricuum in schools and actions by policymakers that say
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this is not okay. >> in san jose, a retired police officer launched a community patrol group to protect seniors in japan town. >> like most people, i was stunned and very sad and angry. as a police officer, my resolve built up to do something about it. the best way i could do this, as a retiree, is to organize these community safety patrols. >> the effort began saturday and volunteers are patrolling japan town to look for potential trouble and recording it for the police department. the group urges elderly people to be alert and aware of surroundings. in san francisco, participants held signs reading, stop asian hate, as they marched to civic center plaza. the response was organized by the lgbtq and asian alliance
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and they encouraged the crowd to share their stories. >> there has been a put your head down and work hard and get through it attitude, and just to accept the racism, i guess. it's a personal choice. say no. enough is enough. i cannot stand by and watch another grandma or grandpa be pushed over with violence or killed or murdered. >> we brought these stories on a kpix5 special, asians under attack, the bay area reacts. to see the full special, go to our website at and you will find resources with information or you can donate to help the aapi community. on our road to recovery, when it comes to reopening, san mateo was the only bay area county in the orange tier right now. san francisco is expected to
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relax restrictions and go orange in a matter of days and that prompts new found optimism on restaurant owners, workers and customers. in the orange tier, indoor dining expands to 50%, from 25%, giving restaurants a fighting chance to survive and owners are noticing signs of hope and the general public. >> it does seem like more and more people that are getting vaccinated are feeling comfortable with dining inside. >> i'm just so happy to see people out and about and enjoying themselves. >> san francisco could move to the orange tier as soon as wednesday and indoor retail would be limited to 50% and offices to 25%. in florida, a state of emergency with large crowds gathering for spring break over the weekend. trouble has hit record highs. cases in many states are on the rise with cbs showing more with
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elise preston. >> reporter: officials in miami beach have announced they are extending the 8:00 p.m. curfew and highly trafficked areas through april 12. thousands of spring breakers, many maskless, flooded the streets to find a saturday night an emergency curfew. a s.w.a.t. team had to break up the crowd, fearing a new coronavirus surge would be sparked. the city's mayor announced the extended mayor yesterday. >> 1000 infections per day. 1500 people checking into the hospital. our city isn't escaping that, even with vaccine being delivered. >> reporter: florida leads the country in cases of the highly contagious virus variants. still, some vacationers insist the strict measures miami beach is implementing are excessive. >> i'm from detroit and they come to our city and act up but
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our mayor don't make up curfew because of that. >> reporter: more than one dozen states are seeing rising covid cases and americans are increasingly on the move. more than 1.4 million flyers went through u.s. airports friday, setting a pandemic record. health experts remain cautiously optimistic with more than 81 million american adults having received at least one vaccine does. >> there is enough of a backstop that i don't think we will see a fourth surge. >> reporter: more than 15% of the population is fully vaccinated. elise preston, cbs news. the livermore valley joint unified district will welcome students back to class. elementary students can come to school four mornings per week and middle and high schoolers will have the option of attending two mornings and rotating groups and all students can stay in full time distance learning if they choose with more than 80% of teachers
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in the district having at least one coronavirus shot. and contra costa county, the youngest mt. diablo students will return part-time starting thursday and grades three through 12 will follow starting next monday. lets go live to oakland. the teachers union approved a tentative agreement with the school district. it would get some students back in the classroom by the end of the month and under the plan, pre-k through second grade and priority students could opt in for in-person learning starting march 30 and upper elementary grades with follow april 19. real approval is still required from the school board. still ahead on kpix5 and streaming on
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this unplugged device is protecting our beautiful coastlines and more. put off chores and use less energy from 4 to 9 pm to help keep our state golden.
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crews ships are setting sail again after more than one year. we have more from diane king hall in the money watch report. >> reporter: wall street is looking for direction this morning after a mixed close in trading last week with the dow slumping 234 points on friday and the nasdaq gained 99 and the s&p 500 fell, too. a mega merger is on track in
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the railroad industry with canadian pacific buying kansas city southern in a deal estimated at around $29 billion. it will be known as canadian pacific kansas city after the merger and will be the first railroad connecting the u.s., canada and mexico. cruise ships are on track to return to north american waters. not for many u.s. ports. royal caribbean plans to set sail in june, based in the bahamas and st. martin's and will visit several islands. all adults will have to be vaccinated against covid-19 and anyone under 18 will be tested for coronavirus. that is your cbs money watch report. for more, go to i'm diane king hall at the cbs broadcast center. large crowds gathered in new york city and washington, d.c., chicago and other cities, nationwide in response to the spot killings in georgia. protesters call for the end of attacks against the asian community.
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we spoke with several child psychology experts about things happening in the country. >> it's important to ask children what they heard and saw and then take steps to correct it. in addition, parents can emphasize that while hostile acts or comments are not the fault of the victims, racism happens in our society. >> we don't want to instill anxiety in our children. do prepare them. >> be clear how much you love your child. you love your child's skin color, hair and features. let them know that not everyone is going to appreciate these qualities about them. >> experts say parents can model how to express and regulate emotion about racism and show that it's okay to talk
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about it. we have posted a list of resources where you can go for information or to donate to help the aapi community and you can find them on our website at in the wake of the prince harry and meghan markle's interview, the british royal family is reportedly considering hiring a diversity chief. at comes after the duke and duchess of sussex and a member of the royal family had raised concerns about how dark their baby's skin would be. that would reportedly help the monarchy modernize and they would oversee diversity training for members of the royal family. it's 4:46 and let's go to the forecast with mary lee. >> good morning, len. so good to have you back. mostly clear skies with temps on the chilly side and 30s and 40s. 39 in concord and upper 40s in livermore and 47 in san francisco. low 40s in san jose and santa
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rosa, 38. a breezy start with 18-mile per hour winds sustained out of the west at sfo and 12 at half moon bay and 13 in oakland with 17- mile per hour winds in fairfield and 13 in concord. going through our day, plenty of sunshine and breezy conditions along the coast and the bay and looking inland, temps on the mild side and upper 60s inland. a warming trend with the ridge of high pressure looking at sunshine and mild temperatures and timing it out on futurecast hour-by-hour, high clouds with more sunshine as we look to your tuesday and as well, for your wednesday. most of the week we will see dry conditions. breezy through the dray and right around the bay and looking to tomorrow, we see more northerly winds, offshore with watching the wind and the
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higher elevations, the hills in the mountains with those gusty and offshore winds. sunrise at 7:09 and the sunset at 7:23. daytime highs, mid-50s along the coast in san francisco, low 60s and mid-60s in san jose. as well, santa rosa later today. the extended forecast, what you can expect, checking out that sunshine, feeling like spring. spring officially arrived saturday and it is feeling like it for sure. temperatures climb through tuesday and wednesday, slightly cooler thursday and temperatures are climbing as we look to friday and especially by the weekend, at this point. the warmest days out of the extended forecast with all of that sun. checking with gianna, we have breezy conditions this morning. how are the roadways?
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there is a wind advisory issued by the chp overnight for the san mateo bridge. if you are working across to hayward or foster city, be careful if you are traveling in a high-profile vehicle. no accidents or incidents with 880 clear in both directions. if you are traveling to hayward, you should be good to go. a live look at the nimitz freeway with traffic moving nicely north and southbound in the same for 101 across the peninsula but there is a troubled spot on 101 south of the toll road with a vehicle hitting the right shoulder and flipping over. it is stuck on its wheels on its side and a lot of activity on the scene. the altamont pass commute looks okay for the dublin interchange. east of their, brake lights are starting out of tracy and working westbound on to zero five on to 580 and things are busy at grant line, at this point.
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toward the dublin interchange, on 680, looking all right. your travel times are 31 minutes to 680 and checking travel times on the freeways, a lot of green and that is good news with no situations on the freeway there. sfo out of south bay, 37 minutes. that is your morning ride. the time is 4:50. still ahead and streaming on cbsn bay area, opening day for baseball is about a week away. the giants put on a great show from arizona and the only bay area playing in the ncaa and a look at the latest match up after the i'm morgan, and there's more to me than hiv. more love,... more adventure,... more community. but with my hiv treatment,... there's not more medicines in my pill. i talked to my doctor... and switched to... fewer medicines with dovato. prescription dovato is for some adults
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welcome back. it's 4:52 on this monday morning and we are starting off with mostly clear skies and temperatures in the 30s and 40s. through the afternoon, feeling like spring with mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures, many of us into the 60s. 61 in san francisco and for san jose and 68 for concord. santa rosa, close to 70 degrees and in fairfield, the start of a warming trend for us through the week with offshore winds kicking in. here is dennis with sports. the stanford women are the only bay area school playing in the ncaa tournament. they are in san antonio as one
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of the favorites to win the national title. coaching in her 33rd straight ncaa tournament, the cardinals dominated utah valley state from the opening tip. haley jones has a nice wrap around to freshman, cameron brink. a homecoming for williams and they knocked down six, three- pointers to move past candace wiggins foremost in program history. the senior guard left stanford with 30 points. a layup and the cardinals lead 53-20 at the half. everybody and white was sharing the ball. stanford dished out 24 assists and shot 56% and they blow out utah valley state 87-44 to advance to the second round. >> a great first game for us and people were doing nice things and we need to build on the good things. >> i told my teammates to stay here in my hometown as long as possible.
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>> it's great for us. she really got us going. >> it couldn't come soon enough. i kept looking at the clock and it was 2:00, 3:00. but once we got out there and the ball tipped, we were out there having fun with my best friends. >> i think it's great. whoever made this, thank you. >> oklahoma state on tuesday and the cardinals have won 15 straight games with the last seven all by double digits. in baseball, buster posey back in the giants lineup and long gloria, it's going to tombstone. hitting .474 with four home runs in the cactus league. the next inning, a 2-run blast
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and the second long-haul of this spring. two innings later, he ripped a triple into the right corner, bringing home two more runs. the giants won 10-4 and the a's had the day off. tuesday, three years since the giants president pulled the trigger on the trade that sent pitcher tyler ervin to the orioles in exchange for yaz. the giants have a valuable player and hit almost 354 games last year and finished eighth in mvp voting. the 30-year-old has proved he is simply a late bloomer and not a flash in the pan. the cardinal will play oklahoma state and the men's tournament continues later. we will break it down tonight at 9:30. have a great day, everybody.
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it's 4:56 and still ahead on kpix5 and streaming on cbsn bay area. no money needed. you can get to and from your vaccine appointments free of charge. i'm emily turner in livermore. a big day. kids are going back to school shortly.
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bay area lawmakers to protect asian-americans. astrazeneca ready for america. the overnight results on the vaccine's effectiveness and when it will apply for emergency use in the u.s. closing the distance in livermore. we are live with changes to expect amid new rules from the cdc. good morning. it's monday, march 22 and i'm len kiese. i'm michelle griego. sunny, mild and breezy all week long and let's go to mary lee with today's bright forecast. you are the expert, mary. i just say breezy. good morning and happy monday. we are looking a plenty of sunshine through the day and for the week ahead. a ridge of high pressure is in control with a breezy start and you can see the flag whipping in the win this morning and we will see the wind picking up through tuesday and wednesday with offshore wind kicking in for us and that will be a concern


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