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lot involved just back to march of 2020 in some senses, but not at our disposal. speculative treatments in the pipeline. dr. peter chen hong, thank you so much. >> thank you so much, liz. in other news tonight, happening tomorrow, oakland city council is meeting to vote on a requiring proof of a vaccination in certain businesses. if the vote passes it means people will have to show their
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proof of indoor dining, gyms, museums, and other indoor spaces. city councilmember dan koff says he hopes his proposed ordinance will encourage people to go get vaccinated. >> in oakland, we have just above 80% vaccination rate. that is not horrible, but there are still a lot more people who need to be vaccinated. this will encourage people to get vaccinated by making them realize that they cannot always go everywhere they want to go unless they get vaccinated. >> if the ordinance is approved it will take effect on february 1st of next year. royal caribbean says 48 people have tested positive for covid-19 on board the world's biggest cruise ship. after a week around the caribbean, the symphony of the seas docked in miami. the company says that guest tested positive and other cases were detected after each person who tested positive had to be
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quarantined. royal caribbean says 90% of people on board were fully vaccinated. as coveting concerns are growing, queen elizabeth the second is changing christmas plans. normally the queen traveled to her country estate in sandringham. the queen will be celebrating at crystal palace this year instead. precautions have been taken of the palace, the queen has canceled her pre-christmas lunch with her extended family. british socialite maxwell is in the hands of a jury. the 59-year-old is accused of recruiting and grooming for teenage girls to have sex with financier jeffrey epstein. the victims claim maxwell took part in the abuse, occurring between 1994 and 2004. prosecutors claim she is a willing participant in the illegal acts. maxwell's defense team challenged the credibility of her accusers. two years ago, epstein committed suicide in it jail. officially closed after a
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42 year run, signs across the kmart ingress allie made sure that customers know why the store is closing. everything from store closing to everything must go, left loyal customers feeling a little emotional. >> i'm 58 years old and this is the place we always went. >> loyal customers so they have years of memories shopping about store.
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♪ i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪ ♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪ consumer goods corporation procter & gamble is issuing a voluntary recall for more than 30 aerosol spray products. the recall is due to concerns that the chemical benzene, known to cause cancer, in products such as panting, ozzie, herbal essences, and waterless.
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although procter & gamble has not received any reports related to the recall, the company says it is pulling products out of caution. a busy week at airports across the u.s. with christmas coming just as covid-19 cases are on the rise. the pandemic is not the only big concern for airlines as kris van cleave reports, another problem could force them to cancel flights in the new year. report: a standoff between two federal agencies could have slight halting consequences for airlines caught in the middle. starting on january 5th, u.s. airlines may have to stop using equipment which helps pilots land in bad weather or low visibility, more than 40 of the nation's busiest airports, following an faa order prompted by concerns about interference from newly activated 5g cell phone towers. >> 5g is now the biggest issue facing the airline industry. remarkable to say in a world
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where we are still under covid- 19. >> reporter: airlines have no choice but to adhere to the faa order. >> if we go back to decades-old procedures and technology for flying airplanes, cancel thousands of flights per day, and hundreds of thousands of customers, it will be a catastrophic failure of government. >> reporter: the wireless industry insists there is no safety issue, arguing the aviation industry's fear mongering relies on computer discredited information and deliberate distortion of fact. at&t and verizon are pledging to reduce signal strength on cell towers near airports. >> we have 39 countries where you have this deployment, there have been no issues. >> reporter: tennessee senator marsha blackburn believes expanded 5g service is essential. >> what we are looking at is a late to the table objection by the faa. >> reporter: the sec says it is optimistic that a solution can be worked out. the wireless industry has spent about $80 billion buying the bandwidth for 5g and opposes any further delays.
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the airlines essay without a solution, those flights will have to be delayed and canceled and it could impact an estimated 32 million flyers over the course of next year. kris van cleave, cbs news, washington. state attorney general rob botta announced a lawsuit over allegations it has improperly disposed of hazardous waste. disposing of items like aerosol cans, alkylene, and lithium batteries with insect killer sprays in landfills instead of at facilities that can properly process that type of waste. >> based on the company's behavior, one might reasonably wonder whether walmart has rebranded to save money, pollute the environment. in our lawsuit we allege walmart is violating the hazardous waste control law, the medical waste management act, the customer personal information law, and the unfair competition law.
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walmart issued a statement saying, quote, the state is demanding a level of compliance, regarding waste disposal from our stores, of common household products and other items that goes beyond what is required by law. we intend to defend the company. next, and amazon driver being hailed a hero. we will show you the moment the worker stepped in to stop a dog attack. coming up tonight on the cbs evening news, >> i am dr. don john lou boudreau. i remember there are a lot of things in life we want, but can't have. health insurance shouldn't be one of them. covered california is making health insurance more affordable for millions of us. even if you've looked before, you should look again. enroll by december 31st. emergency planning for kids. we can't predict when an emergency will happen.
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this evening, and amazon delivery driver is being lauded for his bravery in standing between a customer and a pitbull. >> the family got to meet and thank the driver in person. reporter lauren martinez was there. >> your package i was coming to deliver right now. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. thank you i appreciate it. >> i'm so glad i was here. >> reporter: michael ray and his daughter, lauren, are you thinking delivery driver stephanie botts who saved the day. on monday, a ring doorbell camera captured lauren holding the family dog max in her arms trying to swat away and aggressive dog. >> get back. get back. >> reporter: lots of put herself in front of the dog, allowing max to get inside
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safely. >> the screams made me think of my own child. i would only hope that somebody would jump in and help her if they were in a similar situation. i wouldn't even think it is motherly, just the human thing to do. >> reporter: lots of said delivery drivers go through so much we do not see captured on camera. >> your a bad dog. >> reporter: >> two days prior i had been bit by a dog, two days before that i had saved a baby that was not yet two years old. we really do go through a lot and we are there when other people aren't. and, sometimes it is not even recognized. i have a coworker who put out a fire in a backyard the other day. we are really there, sometimes nobody is there. >> reporter: to show appreciation, members from amazon and seven are two logistics, the local courier company contracted by amazon surprised lots and her family. >> we got you guys tickets to
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christmas at the las vegas ballpark. >> thank you. >> reporter: everyone wanted to tell lots and she is amazing. even max. no one could forget her classic line at the end of the video. >> your a bad dog. >> on three, say bad dog. >> bad dog. >> amazing. if you look at her, she is not a large person. she stepped right in there without a second thought. >> i was to say, i'm just glad it ended happily. >> absolutely. it makes you want to hug all the delivery drivers who are doing such an amazing job right now. they are really there out on the streets, they are seeing a lot of things and they risk a lot to do their job. >> good for her. today was day three of the salvation army's holiday toy distribution event. community members came out to support families in need that had been affected by the pandemic. a three day toy giveaway will help 1300 children this year. so much good work being done right now for people who desperately need it.
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>> we see those stories and are happy to share as many of them as possible. we are also happy to share that we have a good chance of rain on the way. it is what we need. it may interfere with your christmas weekend plans, but, we need the rain. this storm system offshore is getting its act together and it will be drifting. and, i mean a drifting over the next two days. this is cut off from the main flow over the jetstream that carries the weather across the northern hemisphere. this will just be very slowly approaching the coast which means we are in for several consecutive days of continuing rain chances. it will not rain everywhere all the time for the next seven days but waves of rain will continue moving in. let's track the first one arriving tomorrow. tonight we will see some fog spilling in from the central bay increasing clouds further overhead. the rain is going to be moving into the coastal section of the northbay by midday tomorrow. spreading over the north bay and moving toward the golden gate by 3:00 in the afternoon, that rain is going to continue moving further across the bay starting to make its way over the santa cruz mountains and
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into the santa clara valley. likely to be a wet commute for tuesday evening, maybe still dry around san jose. allowing extra time in stopping distance with you are on the road. light and moderate rain but locally heavy downpours that will not last long enough to lead to any significant flooding threat but we will be on the lookout for it just in case. the steadiest rain will move out tomorrow evening but lingering off and on showers will be with us the rest of the night with steadier rain is still falling for the south day and into the santa cruz mountains is restart the day on wednesday. that activity will slide off to the east as we get into an off and on pattern through the rest of wednesday morning. another wave of moisture is going to move in wednesday afternoon. we will truck that coming up at a 6:00. for this first wave we are talking about anywhere from a half an inch of rain, higher spots will pick up a bit more. for the to the south, more limited amounts especially around san jose. a decent amount considering you're in the rain shadow of the santa cruz mountains but up to 1 inch
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of total rain. that's what we need and we need it to happen over and over again which will happen over the next seven days. take a look at our rain chances. the close of the bars are to the top of the scale the higher the rain chance and you can see the lowest rain chance we have in the forecast through next week is a 50% chance. rain moving in over and over again adding up to 2 inches of rain in the santa clarita valley. 3 to 5 inches in the highest elevations maybe even more than that in the northbay and santa cruz mountains. temperatures in the short term will drop down to what is normal. low to mid 40s around the bay and along the coast. high temperatures before the rain arrives will be at their warmest wear takes the longest for the rain to arrive around 60 degrees for san jose. mid-50s inland on the east bay and around the bay but only low 50s for the northbay because you will see more clouds and the earliest for that rain. plenty of rain chances in the forecast including for
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christmas eve. heavy rain more likely on christmas day but the more likely pattern is one wave of rain out-of-the-way. we will keep you updated as we approach the christmas holiday so you can adjust accordingly. new at 6:00, the san francisco da announces multiple arrest warrants issued in connection with a retail theft ring. new at 6:00, restaurants across the bay area dealing with covid-19 challenge. the omicron variant, what that means for you the next time you go out to eat or order takeout. with more rain on tap this week will it be enough to put a dent in the drought? we will check on conditions in the south bay. still ahead at five. i'm san ramus in the canal district where leaders are celebrating a victory in getting their people more political clout in marin county. coming up tonight at 7:00, a contagious dog virus now spreading in southern
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california. so far, 800 dogs have been infected and 7 have died. >> he was basically lifeless. >> we would be surprised if he does not
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after each new census, every county in california is obligated by law to reevaluate its political districts.
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>> new barriers were just approved in marin which may result in more political clout for latinos in the country. john ramus explains. >> reporter: this is the canal district of san rafael, the highest population of residents in the county. while diversity may be a goal, having everyone concentrated into one area does have its advantages. >> this story begins in san quentin prison. the state recently decided that inmates living there should be residents of the place they left last lived, not the city of san rafael. >> that's where we really represented, district 4 includes the canal area. >> reporter: they had to shift residents from other district but the law puts a priority on so-called communities of interest. >> determining who share things like language, you know, economic indicators, living in multifamily housing. >> reporter: that pointed directly to the canal district.
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so, district for will now include latino dominant neighborhoods along lincoln avenue, omar carrera lobbied hard for the change. >> that's one of the major accomplishments is now this community will speak with the larger bodies for their elected official. >> reporter: carrera believes the boundaries will make it easier to advocate for his community with one supervisor rather than three. >> we have a solid block of people to represent industry for. >> reporter: district for supervisor dennis for downey says he will speak with greater authority for the board on issues affecting latinos. >> because of that i am representing a majority of next communities in marin.
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>> reporter: more than anything, those who pushed for the changer but will empower latino residents to feel a part of the system and not be afraid to raise their forces across the political landscape. >> nobody is going to thrive in marin county unless the latino community is also thriving. i think that is the message that we want to send across all levels, including the political one. >> in san rafael, john ramus, kpix 5. right now on kpix 5 and streaming on cbsn bay area, omicron is now the dominant variant of coronavirus in the united states. tonight, why bay area restaurants say there is no choice but to shut down once again. >> we are assessing the damage after a magnitude 6.2 quake struck just off the california coast. police unveil a new initiative aimed at addressing the recent rise in violent crime. good evening, i'm brian hackney. >> this evening, we are focusing on the omicron rush. >> with covid-19 cases on the rise, people around the bay area are scrambling to get tested for celebrations.
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>> again impacting restaurants. shawn chitnis begins her coverage. >> reporter: hi felicia supper club host events in oakland, but is facing a setback as omicron spreads around the bay area. >> we had someone on the team test positive for covid-19 so we had to cancel the whole event, and it was just really incredibly frustrating. >> reporter: other restaurants in oakland announced services in temporary closures because of exposures or as a precaution for omicron. >> we are looking more promising , but it is what it is. >> reporter: restaurants in san francisco's cal hollow neighborhood say the latest covid-19 variant is a concern, but for now, they will the same safety measures they've had since the beginning of the pandemic. >> hand sanitizer is in the stores, we are making sur


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