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up a major catalytic converter theft operation. katie? >> reporter: yeah, investigators told me tonight was a tip from a community member with just a vehicle description and a partial license plate that started the case, and in the end, 30 people arrested, accused of running a massive criminal enterprise. now, the investigation itself started about 11 months ago, when a tip came in to livermore police, that concerned resident saying a pickup truck was slowly circling in the neighborhood. days later, officers saw that same truck and when they pulled over the driver, they found four freshly stolen catalytic converters in the bed of the truck. officers continued to follow the trail back, and say that eventually led to two drop houses, one in placer county and one near stockton, and an enterprise of 30 people dealing
in stolen catalytic converters, stolen cars, and guns. >> we were looking for maybe finding a few people that were selling them, but for it to be so bold, it was quite the discovery, and we were happy to be able to serve search warrants and recover that property. >> reporter: all in all they said they recovered hundreds of catalytic converters that were being stripped down and were eventually going to be sold for scrap with a vandalism value of more than $1.2 million. liz? >> unbelievable. good work by livermore police there. incredible bust. all right katie, thanks. well now at 7:00, police in santa rosa want to know if you recognize these two men. we're told that they held up a west america bank branch at gunpoint this morning and tied up the employees as they did it.
fortunately nobody was hurt. don't's show at the fox theater in oakland has been canceled after a woman was shot and wounded just outside. chopper 5 was over the scene this afternoon at telegraph street. the victim is in stable condition, but no word on whether she was the intended target or just in the wrong place at the wrong time. so far no arrests. tonight a pedestrian is dead following a two-car crash in san francisco. it happened just before 8:00 this morning at franklin and union in russian hill. video shows first responders arriving at the scene, but by then, there was nothing they could do. so far no word on the victim's name or what caused the crash. tonight another union square retailer is calling it quits just ahead of the holiday shopping season. the former dsw is the niece empty store front of in the district, which is struggling to rebound from the pandemic, with the christmas tree and skating risk back in place, the new executive director of the
union square alliance is determined to improve the district's image. >> i think they're going to me to herend be surprised to see how activated, how beautiful, really, most importantly, how clean and safe. >> and while some businesses are leaving, the executive director tells us a new watch store just opened on geary, and nine more restaurant and retail openings and reopenings are coming. the covid front tonight, south bay health leaders are encouraging everyone to get a booster shot to prevent a winter surge. dr. sarah coat coat yes said if you've been fully vaccinated and it's been six months, you won't be turned away. >> we know that protection fades from the original vaccine series, and so it is important to get a booster.
>> federal health officials estimate about 900,000 five to 11-year-olds have had their first covid shot by now. 100,000 of them here in california. nationwide, about 28 million kids in that anyone group are eligible for the low-dose pfizer vaccine. meanwhile, about 60 million americans 12 and up remain unvaccinated. on cbs mornings, the surgeon general said that vaccines are getting covid to the point we can leave with it. >> we can get do a place where i think it's somewhere in between the cold and the flu. yes, it is a virus that is circulating, but doesn't disrupt our way of life. meanwhile tonight, the cdc is warning of a renewed measles threat because some 22 million babies around the world missed their shot during the pandemic. if you are flying out of oakland for the holidays, you might want to get there extra early. andria borba tells us it's one
of many u.s. airports facing a potential shortfall of security screeners. andria? >> reporter: well, elizabeth, last month the problem at u.s. airports was with the carriers, the airlines themselves. and them canceling flights out of the blue. coming up for this thanksgiving holiday, the concern could not be with the carriers, but the security checkpoint. be honest, how early do you get to the airport before your flight in? today i got there maybe 20 minutes before my flight started boarding. >> normally about an hour and a half. i try to, but i didn't do that this time. [ laughter ] >> reporter: travel experts say cutting your airport run down to the wire could leave you stranded this holiday season, while the tsa security check points haven't long at oakland international today, that could change in 12 days when the federal vaccine mandate deadline hits security screeners. and for those looking at their calendar, that is the monday before thanksgiving.
>> we are anticipating that it will be am apply filed further come the thanksgiving period for a number of them is potenti vaccine mandate. >> reporter: late last month department of homeland security reps told congress that only about 60% of tsa screeners vaccinated. leaders are hoping those numbers pick up. this as more than 95% of domestic flights have returned to the skies. one representative of a travel group said give yourself at least 90 minute force the upcoming holiday. he said the combination of staffing shortages and more folks flying could cause trouble, because late smaller airports. >> the lines start to go out the door, clearry that's a sign that the business has not been running as optimally. . >> reporter: senate majority leader chuck schumer issued a warning and a mandate to the ts the department of homeland security themselves, saying you need to have a backup plan.
we reached out to the tsa today, as well as the union that represents the screener. we have yet to hear from them about what that backup plan might be it, if even exists yet, elizabeth. >> yeah, a good idea to get there early no matter what. >> reporter: yeah. >> all right, andria, thanks. according to the u.s. bureau of labor statistics, the annual inflation rate the bay area hit 3.8% last month, the high next about three years. so what is costing more? just about everything. gas. we're paying 40% more more a gallon of regular. in the market for a used car? get ready to pay 25% more. groceries certainly more expensive. meat, poultry, eggs, and fish up 13%. and your electric bill went up, too, about 9%. if you're sick of the high gas prices, might be a good time to go electric. one of the largest ultrafast charging stations in the
company just opened at valley fair mall in san jose. the 14 solar-powered bays can fuel up more in less than an hour. bothn register on-line tomorrow for two free a's tickets for the 2022 season. the steam also offering discounts for military members and first responders through their partnership with govx. coming up, why the feds are accusing uber of overcharging a certain group of riders. >> and area crabbers get permission to sell just off the boat. the big question tonight is when. and a country that just made it illegal for the boss to call you after hours. today's high temperature almost exactly normal for this time of year. a modest warmup as we head towards the weekend. we'll track tonight's fog coming up. the classic hollywood story.
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blastoff. new video into the newsroom this evening. spacex has sent four more astronauts to the international space station for nasa's spacex crew 3 mission. a spacex crew remember returned last week after more than 200 days in orbit. uber is charged with overcharging disablelinged riders. they start charging wait fees two minutes after the driver arrives at the wake-up spot. the doj said that is unfair to people who need more time to get into the car. it seeks a penalty, damages to
those who have been overcharged, and an amendment to the wait time policy. uber said it did change it policy last week to automatically waive late time fees, and had a policy of refunding them on request. adding quote we fundamentally disagree that our policies violate the ada and will keep improving our products to help everyone's ability to move around their communities. an early investor in theranos told a jury in the elizabeth holmes trial today,in' their business relationship soured over time and then sweet end again when the company needed more money. retired houston money manager allen put $1.2 million into theranos in 2006. by 2010, though, the said that she stopped taking his calls. he said he wanted to pull his investment but there was no
mechanism to do that. >> this goes along with the prosecution and the other evidence have shown us when people start asking questions of elizabeth holes, she shuts them down. >> he said that the relationship improved dramatic friday 2013 when the company was getting good press and needed more money, so he invested at $100,000, but by 2015 he was big ignored again, and told the next response he got would be from theranos lawyers. lawyers for kyle rittenhouse are seeking a mistrial after the judge twice challenged the prosecution's tactics. >> i was astonished when you began your and by comment on the defendant's post-arrest silence. that's basic law. it's been the basically in this country for 40 years, 50 years! >> and rittenhouse broke down while testifying in his own defense today. he is accused of killing two
men and wounding a third during a turbulent night of racial justice protests. >> i remember his hand on the barrel of my gun. >> you intentionally used deadly force against joseph rosenbaum correct? >> yes. >> why were you trying to get to the police? >> because didn't do anything wrong. i defend myself. >> rittenhouse has pleaded not guilty to murder, claiming self- defense. the 18-year-old faces life in prison in convicted. the national archives is set to release former president trump's white house records on friday after a judge rejected his bid to keep them away from the special committee investigating the january 6th capitol riot. the judge wrote quote presidents are not kings and plaintiff is not president. mr. trump immediately appealed. meanwhile, in flint, michigan, a judge has approved a settlement for victims of the lead tainted water crisis.
most enthusiast money will come from the state, which was accused of overlooking risks involving -- involved with switching water sources. and the nfl has find the greenberg packers $300,000 for violating the league's covid-19 protocols. quarterback aaron rodgers is among two players facing individual fines, and the former cal starr admitted to misleading people about his vaccination status after testing positive. a lot of us have answered work calls week mails, each text messages after hours, but it's not longer a problem in portugal. lawmakers there just passed a bill making it illegal for employers to contact workers outside of office hours. it's part of new work from home regulations, which also require reimbursement for work expenses and related costs such as increased utility bills. in spain, new drone footage
shows a cascade of red hot llama. the stream of molten rock is coming from the volcano in spain, which has been erupting since mid-september. there's the volcano. and it is amazing to see. >> yeah, it looks like painting almost, just the colors. >> slow motion lava with the steam coming up. and local agencies report in the tri-valley customers cut back by 20 percent last months compared to last october. >> and every drop counts. paul heggen tracking a bit of a dry spell we've had. paul? >> yeah, we've been in this unsettled weather pattern for about three weeks, and now we'll dry out for the next nine or 10 days, the way things are looking. patchy dense fog overnight. the warning trend will kick in beginning tomorrow, where average temperatures today were slightly above average. that dry stretch is just
beginning. an extended break through the rain will continue through most of next week as well. the fog will be developing as we head farther into tonight. so it will take a little longer to show up compared to last night. that fog filling in, especially in the valleys and around the bay. it's goes to dissipate, but might take a little while. the fog will disappear as we head toward lunchtime tomorrow. lots of sunshine tomorrow afternoon, helping temperatures to warm up to around or above what is normal for this time of year. beautiful look in downtown san francisco, as steps continue to cool off. most of us in the upper 50s. still 61 degrees in san mateo. those thumans will tumble down to theer 40s and low 50s by tomorrow morning. this is where we should be early in the morning this time of year. high temperature tomorrow afternoon reaching the upper
60s in san francisco. low-to-mid 60 $along the coast. upper 60s down the peninsula and around the south end of the bay. right at 70 in san jose. temperatures should reach up to about 70 degrees in the tri- valley. for the bay wu temperatures in the upper 60s both for san francisco and oakland in the east bay. some of the warmest temperatures on the map farther north in sonoma county. temperatures will stay steady for san francisco. upper 60s all the way through the weekend. oakland up to maybe 70 depress over the weekend. low-to-mid 70s this weekend for san jose. and then monday and tuesday a cold front will sweep through. this won't have any moisture to work with, though, so we'll see passing clouds monday and tuesday, and cooler tense as we head to the middle of next week. the break from the rain, obviously we'll be rooting for
more rain, because we need it. we'll have more data to look at between,000 and 11:00, so i'll have an update then. >> a set of alameda county b.a.r.t. tracks mark the end of the line for these bay area salmon. how the recent rain is highlighting a project to help them. >> and streaming tonight on cbsn bay area, a town hall on covid vaccines for kids. that's at 8:00, and at 9:30, we'll speak with two contestants from the challenge all stars. it premiers tomorrow on paramount plus, the new season. you can find us on kpix.com o emergency planning for kids. we can't predict when an emergency will happen. so that's why it's important to make a plan with your parents. here are a few tips to stay safe. know how to get in touch with your family. write down phone numbers for your parents, siblings and neighbors. pick a place to meet your family if you are not together and can't go home. remind your parents to pack an emergency supply kit. making a plan might feel like homework, but it will help you and your family stay safe
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salmon were being time yesterday by the weir between the b.a.r.t. tracks. but ship on the way, with a pair of projects in the works just below niles canyon. >> so these two fish ladders are the last step in getting access to the upper spawning area for steel head and salmon. >> to see the fish coming up again to spawn in that whole watershed is amazing.
it's really a miracle. >> over the years, the fish have had to be transferred upstream by hand. by this time next year, they should be able to make that journey on their own regardless of the weather. and good news for dungeness crab lovers. you'll be able to buy it pretty much off the boat at fisherman's wharf. >> but the question is when. the crab season has been delayed
the classic hollywood story. we meet the hero, the all-new nissan frontier. hero faces seemingly impossible challenge. ♪ tension builds... ♪ the plot twist. ♪ the hero prevails. in hollywood, this would be the end. but our here, we are just getting started. introducing the all-new nissan frontier. if you haven't gotten your covid-19 vaccine yet, you really otter. [ laughter ] the famous residents of the monterey bay aquarium have gotten their shots without incentives. >> they don't get a sucker or a band-aid, and they've not missed a beat, or a meal. [ laughter ]
>> they have a little piece of fish. >> a group of asian otters at a georgia aquarium did come down with covid. minx, a close country, they have also been found with the virus. so they are giving the monterey sea otters the vaccination. they are adorable. thanks for watching. the news continues streaming on cbsn bay area. >>
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