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wild weather in los angeles county. numerous lightning strikes within the last 90 minutes or so . that storm delayed the monday night football showdown between the raiders and chargers -- raiders and chargers for half an hour. what appears to have been a stand of palm trees right next to that house. there were so many lightning strikes fire officials urging everyone to stay inside. good news, the lightning is over and we are not hearing reports of significant fires. i'm ken bastida. >> i'm elizabeth cook. chief meteorologist paul heggen is tracking that storm and the cooldown headed our way. finally. i'm so excited. >> we can deliver that good news. >> fall is here. >> still thunderstorms activity over southern california right now. let's take a closer look at that. the radar loop over the last three hours, another crowd to grambling state strike over santa barbara this moved away
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from doloanand e phia stadium where they had chargers game. there is a roof over the field but the end zone is open to the air. cloud to ground lightning threat. this system is not going to make its way towards us. we will be under the influence of the storm system moving towards the pacific northwest which will drop our temperatures big-time. livermore made it up to 94 degrees. 70 degrees. that is an abrupt shift in temperatures. it will bring a big drop in those temperatures. we will take a look at tomorrow's high temperatures in detail coming up. >> there has never been in a time in america when this much power was in the hands of so few private citizens. right now at 7:00 and streaming on cbsn bay area, facebook may be back online, but in a way, it's problems are just beginning. 12 hours from now, the senate consumer protection subcommittee will hear from the
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former facebook employee who blew the whistle on the social network, right here on cbs 60 minutes last night. >> facebook has over and over again shona chooses profit over safety. >> reuters got a hold of haugen's prepared statement. >> she is expected to urge regulation over the social media giant, saying as long as facebook is operating in the dark, it is accountable to no one, and it will continue to make choices that go against the common good. haugen has filed at least eight federal complaint against the social media giant alleging facebook's own research shows that it amplifies hate, misinformation, and political unrest. >> misinformation, enticing to people. it keeps them on the platform. >> yes. facebook has realized that if they change the algorithm to be safer, people will spend less time on the site and will click
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on less ads and make less money. >> reporter: she says in 2018, facebook changed the algorithm that controls what shows up on users feeds. >> one step from there to saying, we will show you news t one political candidate and not another because we want one to get elected. and, that is really terrifying. when companies have that kind of power. >> tonight, facebook is telling cbs news hate speech has declined by 50% on its platforms in just the last three quarters and that's the idea it had any responsibility for events like the january 6 capital riots is, quote, absurd. you can watch the hearing live tomorrow morning beginning at 7:00 on cbsn bay area. meanwhile, today's nearly 6 hour outage did not just locked billions of users out of their facebook, instagram and what's up accounts, some employees were actually unable to physically access the menlo
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park headquarters, to keep users updated. the company's chief technology officer had nowhere to turn, but twitter. as for what caused the outage, sources tell kpix 5 the problem has been traced to a networking issue between data centers. >> users we spoke with her happy it is finally back. >> reporter: i'm juliette goodrich in the east bay, it affected everyone. if you have facebook, what's up or instagram, it was down. but, everyone had a different coping mechanisms, it seems today. >> reporter: have you noticed it is acting a little funny? >> yeah. affixed me out. >> what did you think? it was you? >> yeah. >> that's crazy. people were freaking out about that. >> my entire job is social media so i was scared something was going to happen but we quickly realized that everything is down right now. >> i am sure that is happening.
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>> are you talking to your dad more today because you're not on social media? >> not really. >> there is a bit of hope every time i open instagram that maybe it is back online. >> have you noticed your brothers talking to you more today? >> no. >> still not? >> reporter: how are you surviving? >> i'm doing better than usual. >> really? note to self. >> yeah. >> less social media. yeah. the one person on this planet that does not have social media. >> wow. you pick up your phone and call people. >> just like a normal human being. old-school. >> what is old-school anymore? >> old-school? pick up the phone. texting, talking face-to-face with a person. not being attached to your phone. >> reporter: nevermind the social impact, how about the estimated economic global impact being tracked at a loss of $1 billion. in the east bay, juliette goodrich, kpix 5. >> if you think you had it
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tough time with the outage wait until you hear what it personally cost mark zuckerberg. that is coming up later. the giants will be hosting either the cardinals or the dodgers in the playoffs beginning friday at 6:30. and, right now, three-time world series manager bruce bochy is back at the ballpark to be inducted into the bay area sports hall of fame, tonight. >> i am so proud to go in with the people that are in there. one of them played for me. ricky henderson. i guess that shows you're getting old when a player goes in with you. but, this is a very special day for me. >> also among the class of 2021, you heard him there, ricky henderson. brian young, natalie coghlan, and america's cup sailor, paul kaler. >> just hit and eight year high for homicides in oakland. 17 just last month.
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2 over the weekend which prompted the police chief to ask everyone for help to curb the gun violence. >> we are accountable going out there every day and doing our best to address those that pick up firearms and use them in our community. we have arrested over 40 homicide suspect so far this year, but we still continue to see these crimes committed in our community. >> the police department says it has lost 50 officers in the last six months. so, what is going on? kpix 5's andria nakano is digging in and we will have a full report coming up tonight at 11:00. still to come, it is a father daughter experience that almost did not happen. >> i am very happy that i am finally getting it. >> i am lucky to be here. >> how this bay area covid-19 survivor is using his own brush with death to try to save lives. feeling the heat, how chili peppers earned a bay area scientist the nobel prize, and how his work could benefit all
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of us. >> they are back. yeah. the roar of the blue angels signaling the arrival of what you can expect in san francisco, sleet week. >> don't be surprised if you go outside on t lawnmissing. how the drought has created a new target for thieves. be sure to join allen marsden every weekday at 3:00 p.m. for an early jump on the days
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despite the bay area is relatively high vaccination rates, nearly 2 million people, tens of thousands in each county, have yet to roll up their sleeves. >> on the road to recovery, allen martin has the story of
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one newly vaccinated covid-19 survivor from san mateo county who is using his second chance to try to save others. >> a very lucky guy, ken and elizabeth. a recent survey found that most vaccinated adults do not believe the covid-19 shot works and that it poses a greater risk to their health than the actual virus. that is why this 38-year-old father wants everyone to know his story. >> these days in the bay area, it is common to see healthcare workers prepare a covid-19 vaccine. >> you can sit on the table. >> reporter: for this nurse practitioner, nothing could prepare her for her next to patients. >> i'm about to cry, thinking about it. >> reporter: a disorder clinic and sentences?, jose gimenez and his 12-year-old daughter, sadie, are about to get there first covid-19 shots. >> i'm happy i am finally getting it. >> i'm very lucky to be here.
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>> reporter: lucky, because jose almost died and sadie almost lost her dad. >> it was touch and go for him for a while. >> reporter: here is what happened frequent covid-19 vaccines rolled out, jose was skeptical, not knowing who or what to believe. >> joe rogan, one year, and i have conspiracy theorist and the other. doctors and professionals on tv. >> reporter: the bar manager decided not to get vaccinated. he thought if he got sick he would just fight it off. >> take my vitamins, my supplements, try to lose weight. >> reporter: jose is not the only one. according to a recent survey, three out every 10 american adults remain unvaccinated. the reasons are varied and complex but one thing is clear. >> we have seen our icus philip. >> reporter: dr. thomas yancey is a critical care specialist at the medical center. he was on the team that took care of jose's. with the delta variant, doctors now see much younger unvaccinated patients ending up on ventilators. >> the lungs are not doing their jobs anymore. >> reporter: healthy lungs look like this. here are the lungs of a covid- 19 patient, much like jose's.
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the infection inflames the lungs. they fill up with a dense fluid, making it impossible to deliver oxygen to the body, or to remove carbon dioxide. >> with this much water filling the lungs, the patient is literally drowning. >> i had an odd headache. >> reporter: jose went to a clinic where he tested positive for covid-19. he ended up in the emergency room at mills peninsula. >> rapidly deteriorated to developing respiratory failure letter. >> reporter: the 38-year-old was rushed to the icu and put on a ventilator. his family was shocked, worried and scared. >> when, why? how? >> reporter: the next thing jose remembers? >> waking up in the hospital almost a month later. >> reporter: his first thought? >> where am i, what is happening? >> reporter: his second thought? sadie. >> where is she. is she okay? what's the one thing i live for, every day. >> reporter: according to the cdc, people like jose with a prior covid-19 infection, still need to get vaccinated.
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there is evidence it provides a stronger level of protection. you can get covid-19 more than once. >> we cannot change the past for jose. but, potentially, we can change the future. >> ready? >> reporter: jose got vaccinated first. then, he held sadie's hand as she got hers. >> a really miraculous story. >> reporter: as they left the clinic, the father and daughter headed out for something you may take for granted, grabbing a bite to eat. >> to everyone out there, my messages, take that leap of faith. be aware of what you are doing, and get the vaccine. >> reporter: of course, not everyone is as lucky as jose. as of today, just over 6400 bay area residents have died of covid-19. elizabeth? >> a powerful story, thank you. taking a look at your top headlines, protesters rallied outside the supreme court as it began its first in-person term since march of last year. among the items on the docket,
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cases challenging roe v wade. a landmark federal trial will determine whether cvs, walgreens and other large pharmacies are liable for costs linked to the u.s. opioid crisis. ohio prosecutors accused the chains of creating a public nuisance by flooding communities with addictive pain pills. the companies say they merely filled prescriptions written by doctors. and, think the facebook outage was rough on you? bloomberg reports that cost mark zuckerberg more than $6 billion in personal wealth as the stock tumbled nearly 5%. but, he is still the fifth richest person in the world so i'm not feeling too sorry for him. >> a couple of zeros, he'll be fine. >> thanks, elizabeth. maybe you heard them today, the blue angels arckr ht theli aeal oaand airport ahead thei t ersan francisco. meanwhile, big ships are arriving. there is the uss rushmore
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sailing under the bay bridge a few hours ago on its way to pier 32. it is one of four vessels that will be open for tours beginning on wednesday. and, we posted a complete list of fleet week events on fleet week visitors might want to bring their bomber jackets to san francisco. >> chief meteorologist paul hagan is tracking a cooldown on the way. boots and sweater weather coming. >> invigorating. temperatures back down into what is normal for october, even below average by the end of the week. tonight we are tracking fog making its way through the golden gate which will spread out inside the bay and along the coast even into some of the inland valleys by early tomorrow morning. cooling trend will be step-by- step over the next few days. we will setter settle into ere temperatures with more clouds overhead and breezy conditions during daylight hours wednesday, thursday, and friday. wind kicks in tomorrow already is an onshore wind so that
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drops our temperatures and will also help to improve our air quality. when the air quality was at its worst, earlier today, we were in moderate category across the board which could be worse. tomorrow, moderate to start the day east bay in the santa clara valley which should improve by the afternoon. good air quality for everybody wednesday, thursday, and friday, hopefully into the weekend as well. the last rays of sunlight on the horizon, sunset times to getting earlier and earlier. 62 degrees downtown, 71 degrees in oakland with upper 70s in san jose, low 80s for livermore and in concord. temperatures tomorrow will be significantly cooler than the 80s and 90s we had for inland parts of the bay area, today. future cast tracks that fog showing up inside the bay and spilling into northbay valleys. some of it making its way into the set a clear value valley as well. that'll dissipate quickly. unaffected visibility by mid-to- late morning, but passing clouds overhead are going to filter the sunshine. not block it entirely but filter it enough combined with the onshore breeze, tomorrow's
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temperatures will be quite a bit cooler in the afternoon. tonight, we still end up slightly above average for most parts of the bay area. mid and upper 50s by early tuesday morning and then high temperatures tomorrow, 5 degrees below normal around the bay and at least a couple degrees through inland parts of the bay area. upper 50s and low 60s along the coast already tuesday afternoon. low to mid 70s down the peninsula and around the south end of the bay, warmer in the center clara valley. clouds will not be quite a stick or quite as widespread. you the upper 70s in san jose and a few spots about 80 degrees mid and upper 70s by the tri-valley with warmest spots inland just a couple of degrees above 80 instead of the widespread 90s over the past few days. mid-60s and sentences go, mid and upper 50s through the east bay, clouds will be thicker and widespread for the northbay. temperatures there are only warming up to the low and mid 70s. approaching 80 degrees for inland mendocino county. the cooldown starts tomorrow but we don't reach lowest high temperatures until the end of the workweek on friday. those readings could be a good 10 to 12 degrees below normal
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for a bit of a warm-up that kicks in over the weekend. sunday will be the warmer and sunnier half of the weekend, but even the warmest spots on the map will only be up to around 80 degrees. unfortunately, even with more clouds overhead this week, at this point we will see if we can find any hint of shower chances in the forecast between now and 11:00. >> just be grateful for the shower temperatures. >> exactly. still to come, and ecological disaster. 13 miles long. new information about the oil spill threatening wildlife off the southern california coast right now. and, watch out for thieves on your turf. really. bay area city where fake front grass is going missing in the dead of night.
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let's keep making a differene together. the oil spill in huntington beach is now a criminal investigation. the ceo of the pipeline operator says the cause of the leak could be a ship that dropped its anchor on the pipeline to cause a 13 mile slick which is now moving south, miles and miles of pristine beaches are closed.
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fish, wildlife, and sensitive marine habitats are all threatened. back in the bay area, pleasanton is expected to declare a stage ii water orrood at war usag uire cut as a drought drags on, watch out for thieves looking to steal your turf. >> a big role of artificial turf was stolen right from the front yard in san jose. the owner tells us it was there waiting to be installed, that role of turf, by the way, cost about $4000. >> how chili peppers landed
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a ucsf physiology professor has won the nobel prize for medicine for his work on pain sensation. >> dr. david julius shares the prize with a colleague from the scripps institute in la jolla. they used chili peppers to help identify a sensor in the nerve endings on the skin. it is believed their research could lead to new targeted pain therapies. isn't that amazing? >> something to think about next time the salsa is too hot. >> there you go. thank you dr. julius. thank you for watching, the news continues streamin on cb babe? ooh... oh! ooh! ooh... yeah? oh, yeah! there are many ways to say it... sí. yes. ...but when you find the best bargains ever at ross, you'll say yes for less!
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