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>> cbs weekend news is next. captioning sponsored by cbs . >> duncan: tonight a major oil spill off southern california. crews scramble to contain the crude after an offshore pipeline ruptured. at least 126,000 gallons pour into the ocean. beaches are fouled, wildlife killed. >> the impact to the environment is irreversible. >> also tonight vaccination or suspension for not getting shots. some as early as tomorrow. the crackdown rejected in some states. >> i truly believe that the mandate only divides us and only divides us more. >> duncan: overseas, covid contradiction. poor countries still bait for vaccines but in europe the virus' retreat marks the return to old customs.
>> plus divided democrats, the latest on a showdown putting the president's agenda in doubt. >> eye on america, what climate change is doing to the great lakes region. >> so this is the road to nowhere. >> it is. >> and later, we cruise to san francisco to celebrate the culture of low-riding. >> we've got heart, we've got soul. we've got spirits. >> this is the cbs weekend news from new york, with jericka duncan. >> good evening and thanks for joining us. california officials and cleanup crews are trying to limit the damage from a major offshore oil spill south of los angeles. the kreut has-- crude has spoiled beaches, killed fish and birds and threatens local wetland ksz right now the cause of the spill is under investigation. it's connected to an off-shore oil platform known as elly. cbs's lilia luciano is in newport beach tonight with the very latest.
lilia, what are you seeing? >> jericka, the good flus is we have just learned that the leak has been stopped. the bad news is all around here, all along the shore you see these balls of tar. it smells like you are in the middle of a gas station. behind me you can see some of that contained crude that has been stopped by that berm so it wouldn't get into the river that goes upstream into very delicate wild land. the work is on to stop the impact of this massive spill by sunrise the soil started washing a shore in huntington beach, about 40 miles south of l.a the crude killing wildlife and threatening nearby wetlands. >> our local response efforts have been focused on two major priorities. first protecting the health and safety of our residents and visitors. and second, preventing an eke cloj-- ecological disaster. >> the coast gawd deploys skimming equipment and booms to slow the spread.
a ruptured pipe-line from an offshore oil rig spewed at least 126,000 gallons of oil into the ocean, some five miles offshore. >> when did you realize that something was going on? >> so yesterday i came out and there were a lot of fish just like swarming everywhere, jumping out of the water. >> the smell hits you and we are just looking at in our beautiful ocean, this is our home. and there is just gunk everywhere. >> beaches are closed for cleanup but that didn't stop people from heading there to see the damage. this area is home to about 90 species of birds, some endangered, some of them now dead or coated with the slick tar. >> it is really heartbreaking to see something like this. >> it is hard to assess the true environmental and economic impact to the area. this weekend they had to cancel an airshow so the people, the species, everybody is being affected. but the crews are working around the clock to stop the spill.
and clean it up, jericka. >> and good thing they were able to stop that leak as you reported, lilia luciano in newport beach, thank you. millions of americans are facing deadlines as vaccine mandates take effect. as of today about 67 percent of a cult ms. this country are fully vaccinated. cbs's tom hanson is in new york where jobs are on the line, right, tom. >> yeah, that's right, jericka. here at the nation's largest school system one out of every ten teaches in new york city is unvaccinated but tomorrow will be the first day that every teacher will be required to have at least one dose. >> when schools open monday roxanne rizi could face suspension from her teaching job. >> i liken this to psychological warfare. >> all 148,000 new york city school employees were required to get their first shot by last friday, eral appeals. >> if i do decide to do this, i will never stop fighting unless i am dead.
>> i will never stop fighting for my coworkers who won't do it. >> in washington monday is the deadline for state workers to show they have had their shots and a similar deadline past in connecticut, a new study found unvaccinated americans eight times more likely to test positive for covid. dr. anthony fauci said on "face the nation," mandates make sense. >> i think that the emergent nature of what we are dealing with actually does justify that. >> west virginia is struggling with one of the highest infection rates in the country. but when it comes to vaccine mandates for school children, governor jim justice says not a chance. >> from the standpoint of mandates, i don't believe in imposing upon our pree domes overs and over and over. >> new york school mandate goes into effect as children are increasingly at risk. the cdc says hospitalization of patients four years and under is at the highest rate so far in the pandemic. >> and states and cities are
bracing for potential fallout in the form of worker shortages. the state of connecticut even deploying the national guard as potential replacements for unvaccinated workers, jericka. >> tom hanson for us tonight, thank you. >> only about a third of the world's population is fully vaccinated against covid-19. developing countries lag far behind. cbs's elizabeth palmer explains why and reports from london tonight. >> in britain this morning more than 40,000 runners came out to the london marathon. the first in two years. there is growing confidence that lethal covid is in retreat, at least in the developed world. in israel too. vaccines, that is stlee of them including the booster-- booster are the new normal for everyone over 12. >> that coverage the developing world can only dream of. many countries especially in africa still don't have nearly enough. and their leaders blame trade
and export restrictions in the developed world. >> african union enjoys masiyiwa. >> we want to buy from their same manufacturers but to be fair those manufacturers know very well that they never gave us proper access. >> the world passed another milestone in the pandemic this week. five million people have now died from the virus, 700,000 of them in the united states. there is a similarly high death rate in russia. only a third of russians have had a shot of locally developed sputnik v vaccine and this weekend a record number of them, 1700 died from the virus. australia too is wrestling with a covid surge. the city of melbourne has rolled out a huge testing program as the country prepares to reopen foreign travel. and people in melbourne will tomorrow when the dub-- win the
cubious honor of having spent the most number of days under lockdown on the planet. 246 and counting. >> elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. >> duncan: president biden faces new pressure this week to unite his party. budget battles among democrats have reached new lows and tensions are high. cbs's christina ruffini is at the white house where the attention remains on two bills and really two democrats. christina, good evening. >> good evening, jericka. the senate passed that bipartisan infrastructure bill almost two months ago but it still hasn't become law and that's due to objectors in the president's own party. >> we want to make sure that we're fighting for all of us, not just for some of us. >> house progressive democrats are adamant they won't compromise policy goals to cut down a proposed multitrillion dollar social spending bill. >> i think that one of the ideas that is out there is fully fund
what we can fully fund, but maybe instead of doing it for ten years, you fully fund it for >> the debate is over a 3.5 trillion dollar social spending measure, without which some how democrats say they won't support the smaller 1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill that passed the senate in august. >> 3.5 trillion should be a minimum. but i accept that there is going to have to be give and take. >> but two democratic senators, joe minchen and kyrsten sinema want a smaller, less expensive bill. >> mr. president. >> away at his home in wilmington, the white house says president biden remains engaged with lawmakers. but the democratic infighting poses a risk to his domestic agenda. >> mr. president! >> after meeting with the president on the hill last week some house democrats say they are willing to negotiate. >> we don't want to pit roads and bridges against child care. >> but today pramila jayapal head of the progressive caucus wouldn't give a bottomline.
>> it is going to be somewhere between 1.5 and 3.5, and i think the white house is working on that right now. >> president biden will trasm to michigan on tuesday to try to build support for the infrastructure plan and that spending program also known as the build back better plan. jericka. >> duncan: christina ruffin-- ruffina from d.c., thank you. in asian cha-- dozens of chinese fighter jets and bombers have flown toward the island in two waves, since friday. china claims tie want has its territory, but the two have been split since 1949. in texas a small plane came crashing down on to a highway about 60 miles west of houston and it was all got on video. the plane was trying to take off when it clipped a light pole. luckily no one including the pilot was hurt. >> and also in the sky over all we ker keer-- all but ker key, take a look, hot air la balloons
captivated the crowds for thelo. last year's gathering cancelled by covid but not this year. the weather picture perfect. straight ahead on the cbs weekend news, changing times, how our in-- increasingly cashless economy means fewer coins in your pocket. >> also the highs and lows of climate change along the great lakes.
>> duncan: the u.s. mint stamped out nearly 15 billion coins last year, that is up 24 percent from 2019. so why are signs like these asking for change still seen in several parts of the country? we asked cbs's michael george to spend some time to find out. >> a penny for your thoughts maybe hard to find lately. coins are once again in short supply. even though the u.s. mint says it is cranking them out at near
record speed. the problem is americans just aren't using their change. >> sometimes it is simpler to go cashless. >> the mint's director is now asking people to dust off their spare change and start spending it. >> together we can get coins moving again and into the hands of the people in businesses that desperately need them. >> it's part of a nationwide trend. america is going cashless. >> a survey by the atlanta federal reserve showed the use of cash and checks dropping fast, while credit and debit cards climb steadily higher. >> not only is it easier, but people like zoe miller says hands free payments feel safer during a pandemic. >> i think that is when i really got into apple pay and using my credit cards. >> now adays you can even pay at a food truck with a credit card or app but america's cashless trend, while convenient, is having some unintended consequences. >> the first problem is it
marginalizes the poor and unbanked. >> dr. jay zagorsky is a senior lecturer at boston university. >> most of us have credit cards, most of us have debit cards but somewhere around 7 percent of u.s. society doesn't. and why don't they? because many people find that banks are quite expensive. >> when we rely only on electronic payments, it can increase the risk of hacking or losing privacy. >> i'm not saying credit cards are evil and that cash is great, i'm saying by keeping both of them around, we're protecting ourselves and protecting society. >> instead of a cashless future, maybe just a future with less cash. michael george, cbs news, new york. >> duncan: i'm old schoolk i still have a piggy bank. still ahead on the cbs weekend news, troublinged waters, how the great lakes are changing with the climate.
>> duncan: the great lakes region has been called a climate refuge, protected by cooler temperatures and sitting high above sea levels. the five lakes are surrounded by 10,000 miles of coastline, but at ben tracey reports in tonight's eye on america, nothing is safe from climate change. >> you are not going to beat mother nature. this is really an example of the force of the lake. >> when you live along a great lake named superior, you never forget who has the upper hand. within and the lake wins every time. >> dennis stachewicz is planning director for the city of marquette on michigan's upper peninsula. >> this is the road to nowhere. >> it is. >> this shattered stretch of road used to be lakeshore boulevard. >> lake erosion really got the best of it.
but ultimately it failed because nature caught up with us. >> the solution was expensive, nearly 3 million dollars to rebuild the road 300 feet away from its increasingly unpredictable neighbor. >> the intensity of the storms have really increased. >> so you are seeing the eck dreams get more extreme. >> the extremes are getting way more extreme. >> more intense storms fueled by climate change are battering shorelines in cities throughout the great lakes, pulling the land right out from under some homes. >> cities like chicago, milwaukee, detroit, cleveland, they all have to adapt to this. >> melissa scanlon is director of the center for water policy at the university of which wisconsin milwaukee. the city sits on another great lake, michigan, which has swung from record low water levels in 2013 to record highs the past few years. >> so it is normal for the great lakes to rise and fall.
how is that cycle changing? >> the highs are getting higher, and the lows are getting lower. i am most concerned about flooding. and sewage contaminating the drinking water supply for millions of people. >> when intense storms overwhelm milwaukee storm water system, sewage can imet dumped into lake michigan. >> what we are trying to do is instead of speeding up the water, slow it down. >> kevin share runs the district replacing concrete channels built in the 19 '60s with more natural creeks to try to prevent future flooding. >> you think cities around the great lakes are prepared for what is coming? >> none of us are. >> but with access to so much fresh water, the great lakes region is still considered something of a climate haven. dennis stachewicz says with the right solutions they hope to weather the storm. >> change is occurring, and we probably need to prepare for it. >> for eye on america, ben tracy, cbs news, marquette,
dust this is new video today of the volcano erupting on the spanish island of la palma, look at that, geologists describe it as increasingly aggressive. more than a thousand homes have been destroyed since the volcano first erupted. so far no deaths are reported. now to a sunday blessing for creatures both big and small. the annual pet blessing was a drive thru in the philippines today. cars lined up with curious canines hanging out mt windows to be sprinkled with a little holy water. not to be left out our maition's capitol cats and cawings also had a blessed sunday at the national cathedral. >> amen. when we come back, we take a spin through the colorful history of san frarn's low rider
>> duncan: we end tonight in san francisco where among the events the hispanic heart taj month is a look back at the rise of the city's low rider culture. lynn ramirez of cbs station ktix explains how something once seen as criminal drove social change. >> so you ready to roll? >> cruising san francisco's mission district in roberto hernandez's 1964 chevy low ride certificate both a thrill. >> this is for you, bro. >> and a journey through a civil rights struggle. >> and you were arrested for doing this. >> i was arrested 13 times. >> did that push you over the edge to file the lawsuit in federal court? >> yeah, and being brutally beaen on the street and inside the police station, i was done. >> young latinos drove flashy
cars that road low, hopped and danced on three wheels. >> low riding was labeled as bad boy behavior. we were stereotyped, all well they can't afford these cars, they must be selling drugs. >> hernandez won his lawsuit against san francisco police and now 40 years later curated a museum exhibit to commemorate it. >> low riders are in music videos, they're in movies, they're in commercials am we get invited to all these social gatherings that i would have never imagined ever being invited to be part of, mainstream society. >> the cars became attractions at civic events, this one last weekend raised money to buy holiday toys for children. >> we've become roll models for other people in our community. >> forcing the police to back down was only the start. >> it made a huge statement and sent a big message to the city of san francisco. and that was the beginning of us also doing voter reg. >> that became the catalyst for a civil rights movement.
>> yeah, it was. >> he credited cesar chavez for showing him how to organize when they worked together with farm workers. >> that was very powerful, how i was able to tuesday those skills that i learned here approximate terms of creating the movement to defend the right of our people to be able to cruise. >> the exhibit showcasing the history of low rider resistance as has a simple message. >> because we are human beings and we have got heart, we've got soul, we've got spirit. >> hernandez formally known in san francisco as the mayor of the mission, is now 65 and has stayed true to the idealism hard learned in his 20s. lynn ramirez, cbs news, san francisco. >> duncan: heart, soul and spirit. always makes for a great story. that is the cbs weekend news for this sunday, later on cbs, "60 minutes,." i'm jericka duncan in new york, have a great night.
live from the cbsn bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news. >> this was worth a whole season and all of the torture and nobody saw this coming and we will go all the way. >> it is official in the final game of the season. the giants finally got the west and how the teams and fans are gearing up for their first orange october and five years. >> it is everyone out of the water here where shark attacks a surfer and we have that story coming up. an old east bay jail set to be demolished but one former inmate explains why he is fighting to save it. good evening. we begin this evening with bay area baseball fans celebrating the giants biggest win of the season so far.
>> the giants for the first time since 2012 are champions of the national league west. >> it took a franchise record 107 wins but they finally won the division on alaska the season with the team heading into the postseason, some are already dreaming about the world series. >> we have team coverage beginning with da lin live at oracle park with the winningest season in team history. >> reporter: that is right. the game ended about three hours ago, but a lot of fans don't want to leave and there is too much excitement and joy here and now so thar rentto ue to celebrate tos win