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threatened. it is unclear if that is still the case at this hour, but at this point, no evacuations have been ordered. onto our top story at 7:00 emma as students in san francisco prepared to head back to class. school district is ordering students-teachers to either get vaccinated or commit to weekly testing. staffers have until september 7th to comply. that evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm ken bastida. one expert that we spoke with said that it's all about building protection around the unprotect did, and he'd take it several steps further. >> since they are not eligible for vaccines yet, the under 12 set, that is, the best way to protect them is to form a wall of immunity around them. so that is vaccinating teachers, staff, parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents, any adult in contact with the kid. >> as for san francisco teams, most will be starting the school year vaccinated. the health department says that of the city's nearly 34,000 12
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to 17-year-olds, more than 30,000 have had their shots. some parents are still concerned. they're protesting monday's full reopening and pushing for the district to offer a distance-learning option. >> castro valley, san ramon valley, and san jose's east side union are just some of the bay area district that welcomed the students back today. so how did it go? >> i'm devin fehely in san jose, in front of mt. pleasant high school, where there was more than just first day jitters today. there were legitimate lingering concerns about health and safety amongst students and their parents. the school system, east side unified high school district, has put a number of safety measures into place. they've installed advanced filtration systems in all of their high schools. students and staff are required to wear masks indoors at all times and teachers are required to provide either proof of vaccination, or test weekly. the superintendent says that parents and students still
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aren't comfortable coming to campus in person, they have the option of choosing independent study. >> it is very watch what its name to. it is an independent study program where a large part of the work is done independently. >> reporter: independent study is in essence like giving out the material, handing the student a textbook, and saying that they're a sickly going to have to figure it out on their own. because of that difference, only 163 families have explored independent study, out of the more than 22,000 in the school system. in san jose, devin fehely, kpix 5. students at castro valley high school waited in long lines just to get in the door today. that district is requiring masks, not just indoors, but also in crowded spaces outside. >> i'm just going along with whatever i have to do, but i guess it's kind of a pain. >> just safety, i think. i don't think it should bother anybody. doesn't bother me.
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>> i'm max darrow in south san francisco, where students will head back to the classrooms tomorrow. in those classrooms will be cleaner than they've ever been before. the district bought 30 of these uvc mobile disinfecting units. we are told they can disinfect an entire classroom and about 3 to 4 minutes. this will be done every day after school. as for sf ust staff, the district is working to get us updated vaccination rates, but the superintendent says about 70% were vaccinated in the spring. >> we are going to be maneuvering in a very cautious way, making sure that we are communicating what the expectations are for health and safety and holding ourselves accountable, and holding one another accountable, but we are excited to get kids back. >> we are nervous, but i think for now it's the best for isabella to go back to school and be with her friends and socialize. but obviously with a mask on
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and all that. >> reporter: as for enforcing the district's mask mandates, the superintendent says they will handle issues on a case-by- case basis. in south san francisco, max darrow, kpix 5. kpix 5 has you covered on all of our platforms for back- to-school. tomorrow morning we're talking kids and mental health. expert advice live on how to help them deal with a school year that is anything but normal. that's tomorrow morning beginning at 4:30. it's not just grade schoolers going back to class. san mateo's community colleges are also holding pop-up vaccine clinics this week, targeted to students but open to everybody. the next is set for thursday at skyline college. chopper 5 spotted some long lines for testing at the santa clara county fairgrounds. we are told that demand has quadrupled in the past month there. the good news is fewer of those tests are coming back positive. that is good news. the statewide average has now fallen to 6.2%, and that is down nearly a full point in the past 10 days. john's grill in san
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francisco, a landmark place to eat, they're taking no chances. starting tomorrow, it will be the first restaurant in the city to require proof of vaccination from its customers, whether they're dining indoors or outside. >> i'm sure there will be. there's going to suit some people who really appreciate us for taking the extra steps to be safe and make sure that they're safe, and our communities are safe. and i'm sure there's going to be plenty of people who don't love it, and we'll take it as it comes. an update now on the flaring that sent a huge cloud of black smoke billowing up from the chevron refinery in richmond. we are told it was a sulfur dioxide release with no threat to public health or safety, but certainly got people's attention. the plume of smoke was visible for miles. here is how it looked from the top of the mark hopkins hotel in san francisco. and to one of our cruise on the ground at petaluma. onto the fire watch, some
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new video out of lassen volcanic national park, which is now completely shut down due to the dixie fire. and here are some new images of the utter devastation that fire has left in its wake. the latest numbers show nearly 1000 buildings have been destroyed or damaged in this fire. it now covers 762 square miles across four different counties. it is still only 25% contained. the weather could be a problem for the california fire crews later on this week. chief meteorologist paul heggen joins us now with what we can expect. >> there's a chance for a few thunderstorms to develop, and any time there's a chance of that, it really occupies our attention. let's take a look at what's going to happen. we are looking at this area of moisture in the mid-levels of the atmosphere over 70 livorno, or will be by tomorrow morning. we're looking at some forecast model data. that is going to break off from
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the pack and had a towards us, which at least provides the moisture you need for some showers or even full-fledged thunder storms to develop. but you need a trigger in the atmosphere to get those going, and i don't think that trigger is going to be all that strong. we'll be watching for maybe a few elevated showers, all the reign of which would just evaporate on the way down. but any cloud-to-ground lightning strikes produced by those would reach the ground, and that's a concern with any new fire starts. that the first of two different areas of moisture. the next one coming from a different source. this is going to be the remnants of tropical storm kevin. some of that gets swept up into the overall flow of weather across the pacific and could be headed our way as we head into the weekend. a little too far down the line for any details on that one just yet but it also has our attention in the long-range forecast. take a look at futurecast. some new data coming in now showing the radar simulation if anything is going to develop tomorrow night into early thing forecast. a smoky end to a 12 hour standoff in san jose. our cameras were there when it appears police used tear gas to get the suspect to surrender. the first calls came in around 1:00 this morning about a man waving a gun from a condo
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balcony on silk creek drive. police say the suspect fired at least one shot. no one was hurt. this evening we are hearing from in oakland couple who was nearly run down by a driver in an apparent fit of road rage. >> did you get his license plate? >> did you see that? >> of course. he's coming back. >> careful. >> he almost hit us because we were going around a blind spot and he rolled his window down and thought we were the ones in the wrong, and he was like, cussing at us exquisitely. >> it all played out just before 6:00 saturday evening in the oakland hills. a couple says the driver sped past them two more times after the initial confrontation. the third time driving straight at them. >> he had murderous intent all times until he eventually hit me. the neighbors yelling hey, watch out, that actually saved me, as he would've hit me square on. >> he is bruised but not seriously hurt. police still have not found that driver. the head of the oakland chinatown chamber of commerce is calling on governor newsom to declare a state of emergency to free up resources to fight
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violent crime in that city. >> i'm asking sending the police, the chp, to the city of oakland. all areas, we need your help. >> chinatown leaders, people you know and have a good relationship with our standing in front of other television cameras, asking the state to come in and help with essentially mutual aid. are they right? have we reached that point? >> i think they're right in the sense of this department needs more resources and more help. >> police chief leronne armstrong told our wilson walker that his department is already accept help from the atf and the fbi to clear open cases. still to come, a new strategy in the recall race. >> those that think this thing is not close, it is. >> so why is governor newsom telling voters to leave half their recall ballot blank? and again bust in santa clara county turns up weapons,
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ammo, and something unusual -- this little dog. and the drought is putting the squeeze on bay area wineries. the big changes they're having to make to stay afloat. a big name pulls out of bottlerock. the headline act who
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here we go. we're exactly 5 weeks out from the september 14th recall election. governor newsom and his challengers are stepping up their game, for sure. san diego businessman john cox, who was the republican nominee for governor in 2018 brought his campaign to san francisco today. he plugged his plan for a 25% income tax cut alongside what he called a gavin napoli board meant to highlight wasteful
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spending. >> i'm not a politician. i'm a businessman, and i've been watching the absolute crushing mismanagement of the state. it's got to change. >> governor newsom doesn't want you to mark john cox's name, or anyone else's on your recall ballot. in fact, he's urging voters to ignore the second of the two questions, who should replace him. if enough people vote yes to recall him in question one. >> one-vote and done. vote no. >> there are 46 candidates on the side b of that ballot. if newsom is recalled, and his supporters don't mark their preferred replacement, a new governor could be elected on a relative handful of votes, and with california so heavily democratic, newsom's fate will likely come down to turnout.
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>> republicans are motivated to come out and vote the recall. democrats aren't so passionate. >> ballots will start going out by mail no later than monday. every registered voter will get one. taking a look at your top headlines this evening, new york governor andrew cuomo remained defiant as he announced his resignation, a week after independent investigation found that he sexually harassed multiple women. >> in my mind, i've never crossed the line with anyone. this is not to say that there are not 11 women who i truly offended. there are. and for that, i deeply, deeply apologize. >> lieutenants governor kathy hogle takes over in two weeks as new york's first-ever female governor. covid hospitalizations just hit their highest point of the pandemic. some are so short on beds, ambulances are forced to wait
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outside with emergency patients. >> when patients get admitted to us, almost all of them are unvaccinated, and i think that has a little bit of the exasperation effect. >> meanwhile, the number of kids contracting covid-19 has increased fivefold since the end of june. some school districts in texas and florida are now starting to issue mask mandates in defiance of their governor's orders. a bipartisan victory for president biden, as 19 republicans joined senate democrats to pass a trillion dollar physical infrastructure plan. it now heads to the house as the senate pivots to an even bigger budget bill, a $3.5 trillion expansion of the nation's social safety net. that measure is not likely to win republican support. california's drought emergency having a devastating impact on some bay area wineries. griffins layer vineyard produces some of the best syrah and pinot noir grapes in the sonoma, but this year it's bone
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dry, and in order to preserve the life of the vines, the owner has made the grim decision to cut off all the fruit before it can write in. >> we dug a well. that produced nothing. so we are just -- breaks my heart. >> doesn't happen overnight. you're going to have to take 5 or 10 years to find out whether we've still maintained the quality of the wines that made this area famous. >> the growers can still drill wells, but there is a growing push to regulate how much water they can take. live look outside at the fog rolling into san francisco tonight. beautiful. >> very majestic look. chief meteorologist paul heggen is here with another check of your forecast. >> we are keeping our eyes on
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that monsoonal moisture over arizona and southern california that has a chance to sneak up towards us by tomorrow night into thursday. at first blush you see the word moisture, you think, hey, that's what we need, but not in this way, because whenever we see that monsoonal push coming toward us, it elevates the chances of thunderstorms developing. we don't want any cloud-to- ground lightning strikes. let's switch to futurecast and show you how things are going to shape up over the next couple days. tomorrow no problems other than the inland heat in the east bay. this forecast model does anticipate a few showers trying to get going late tomorrow evening and into tomorrow night . these radar returns on the simulation are so light that this would all evaporate before it could reach ground level. but they are also so light they don't have much of a chance to grow into full-fledged under storms as opposed to just those elevated showers that the radar sees, that we don't experience on the ground. we had further into thursday morning, a few stronger returns showing. little blips of yellow here and there. those would be the spots where
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potentially we would see something growing into an elevated thunderstorm. the base of the cloud is way off the ground, so all the rain evaporates before it reaches us, but the cloud-to-ground lighing strikes are going to be the concern there. this all moves through very quickly. by 11:00 in the morning everything is off to our north and this little monsoonal push is going to be in the rearview mirror, hopefully without any cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, because the vegetation is so dry. it's not going to take 12,000 lightning strikes like we saw a year ago to cause trouble it. just a couple would be a big issue. if you're going to be heading out to catch the perseid meteor shower, tonight is the night to do that because we're going to have clear skies inland, temperatures dropping down to the 60s. look off to the northeast between midnight and 4:00 in the morning, you'll be able to see 30 to 50 per hour. this is one of the best meteor showers of the year. tomorrow night with a chance of showers moving through we're going to see passing clouds. the best visibility is going to be tonight. temperatures right now all over the place but they're going to even out as we head through the rest of the night. 80 degrees-plus in the east bay with temperatures around the bays in the 60s. 50s and low sixes by early tomorrow morning with daytime highs tomorrow reaching up to a
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few degrees above average. low to mid 60s along the coast. close to normal. 80s down the peninsula and around the south end of the bay, mid to upper 80s and even some 90s farther inland in the santa clara valley, up to 86 in san jose. low to mid 90s for the tri- valley with the warm spots east of mt. diablo reaching up to 100 degrees. 60's and 70's around the bay, upper 60s in san francisco with temperatures for the east bay reaching the 70s. mostly upper 80s for the north bay. temperatures stain very steady as we finish off the rest of the work weekend head into the weekend. just a little bit of a cooldown as we go into early next week. as i mentioned about 10 minutes ago, we are watching a little more cloud cover headed our way saturday and sunday with another outside chance of a couple dry like strikes. not going to put any of those thunderstorm icons in the forecast, but at this point just something we're going to watch as some of that moisture from the tropics tries to sneak up towards us this weekend. i'll have another update on is your family ready for an emergency? you can prepare by mapping out two ways to escape your home, creating a supply kit, and including your whole family in practice drills.
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a little preparation will make you and your family safer in an emergency. a week's worth of food and water, radio, flashlight, batteries and first aid kit are a good start to learn more, visit the search is on in san jose for three french bulldog puppies. police say they were abducted by gang members. detectives recovered the pups' mother and one of their siblings during a recent drug and weapons bust, and reunited mom with her human family. they say there's a reason these dogs are in demand. >> it's been well publicized that this breed of dog is very popular right now, and along with being very popular, very
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expensive. this just goes to show how brazen these gang members were. they do anything to get something of value, steal it and try to sell it. >> police say the puppies are worth up to $15,000 a piece. the bust also netted drugs, guns, and three arrests. former giants slugger aubrey huff just got himself suspended from twitter. >> huff posted on instagram, quote, twitter hates when people speak the truth, i'll never stop. it is kind of unclear what tweet actually sparked the suspension or how long it was up, but huff has a history, according to some, of posting inflammatory and offensive remarks on social media. we reached out to twitter for comment on the suspension. so far, no response. still to come, the headline act who ju
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bad news for bottlerock ticketholders. stevie nicks, of fleetwood mac flame, has called off next month's headlining performance, along with the rest of her live shows this year. >> the 73-year-old says that she's concerned about the covid surge, and despite being vaccinated, she wants to be cautious. country star chris stapleton will be taking her spot. >> thank you for watching. the news continues streaming on cbsn bay area. >> we'll see you back here with more local news at 11:00.
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