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live, from the cbs bay area studios. this is kpix5 news. >> right now on kpix5 and streaming on cbs news bay area, a new reward in one of san francisco's most notorious serial killer cold cases. how police now hope to find the doodler decades later. first, just in, san francisco updating its rules on masking and vaccine requirements. good evening, i'm amanda starrantino. office members, gym members and cohorts of people ma groups must be up to date on vaccinations. that includes boosters when eligible. the cases are still high, but dropping quickly. marin county is also slowly
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changing some of its covid rules. the county says students and staff do not have to wear masks indoors. and sporting events will no longer be limited to 50 people indoors but masks are still required at all indoor events. the public health officer says the county is not in the endemic phase yet. but he is seeing parallels with diseases like the flu. marin county has more than 94% of those five and older fully vaccinated, the highest in the state. here are the new numbers just released from the state. california's test positivity is at 18.8%. down 2% from seven days prior and there are nearlyse our other top story today, renewed effort to solve a sacol in the 70s , a serial killer would draw his victims before killing them. he was dubbed the doodler,
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terrorizing the city's gay community. justin andrews is live with how detectives are closing in on this case. this is really interesting. >> reporter: it really is amanda. this comes 48 years to the day after the first victim's body was found with 17 stab wounds. as a result of a new investigation though, police confirmed a sixth victim to the total of gay men whose bodies were left and found along beaches all across the west side of the city. while there is no suspect publicly identified, thursday morning, police increased the reward to $200,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the so-called doodler. it is a mid-70s murder mystery that rocked the bay area. detectives started digging learning that a serial killer picked up at least five victims over an 18 month time. police said he found his victims in gay bars and nightclubs in san francisco, tempting and captivating them with sketching. he told them he was a cartoonist, passed along a
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piece of paper with a sketch of their face before having sexual encounters, then brutally stabbing them todeath. the killings occurred between january, 1974 and june of 75. gripping the community. the victims, all gay white men in san francisco and they all suffered similar injuries. stab wounds to the back and chest. the case remains cold, but open. there was some action in 2018 when sf detectives re-examined evidence and dna searches. then in 2019, they announced a new $100,000 reward for information. decades later, still nothing. but police say this case is still very active. now, there have been some reports over the years that find this killer may have been connected to as many as 14 killings. so far six have been confirmed. the taboo of being a gay man in the 70s may have contributed to the homicide cases going
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cold all this time. i'll send it back to you. to the supreme court now where it is official. san francisco native justice stephen breyer has announced his plans to step down. natalie brand reports all eyes are now on president biden to see who he will nominate for the high court position. >> reporter: eme court justice stephen breyer joined president biden at the white house to announce his plans to step down nearly 30 years after then senator biden presided over his confirmation hearing. >> i was proud and grateful to be there at the start of his distinguished career in the supreme court. and i'm very proud to be here today on his announcement of his retirement. >> reporter: president clinton nominated the long time liberal justice back in 1994. his retirement will not change the ideological makeup with the court now split. >> it is a kind of miracle. when you sit there and see all of those people in front of
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you. people that are so different in what they think. and yet, they have decided to help solve their major differences under law. >> reporter: the retirement comes just ahead of midterm elections that could change the balance of the senate. and president biden is expected to fulfill a campaign promise to make a historic choice. >> that will be the first black woman nominated to the united states supreme court. >> reporter: the front runner on the list of potential candidates is 51-year-old federal appeals court judge katanji brown jackson who clerked for justice breyer. >> without a doubt, being a law clerk for justice breyer was one of the most rewarding professional experiences of my life. >> reporter: senate majority leader chuck schumer wants to move quickly on confirming a nominee. he is expected to follow a similar time line that republicans followed to approve amy coney barrett in just over a month. natalie brand, cbs news, the
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white house. >> president biden says he will make his decision before february. justice breyer said he will retire when the court's current session ends this summer. i'm anne makovec in the live news desk. i just got a chance to speak with justice breyer's brother who is a federal judge in san francisco. knowing that justice breyer prides himself on being a political light, i wanted to get his views. >> it doesn't mean you do something just because the politics of the situation dictate that it makes sense. that's not the same thing as saying that political considerations shouldn't be taken into account. >> reporter: he says his brother's legacy is his devotion to the constitution and that the justice has been bothered by the loss of civics classes in public schools because everyone should know how the process works. as for his future, he says his brother will likely return to massachusetts where he spent
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most of his adult life. >> he has great interest in building. he loves to cook. he loves to write, he loves to talk. i think he will be pretty busy. >> reporter: as for his successor, both breyer brothers are in agreement. they hope the senate is able to choose a person over a party. amanda? fewer americans signed up for unemployment benefits last week. the labor department says first time filings for weekly jobless claims fell by 30,000 to 630,000. slightly better than expected. still ahead on kpix5 and cbs news bay area, coming together to rebuild a house of worship. how the community is helping a south bay synagogue. and reflecting in our time in the pandemic. we take you inside a new art exhibit opening in the east
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today on international holocaust remembrance day, the
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community is helping to rebuild a synagogue in san jose after it burned last month. kpix5kpix5 has an update. >> reporter: this synagogue had only been open a few months before a fire damaged it. but the rabbi says they are rebuilding with the support of the community. >> it is amazing to see how the community got together to rebuild. >> reporter: on international holocaust remembrance day, there are two parts to today. remembering and action. >> as they afflicted the jewish people, so they multiplied. jewish people come together. the same we have here in our community. we all come together to build something much bigger and much stronger. it's the actions that we do. >> reporter: the fire happened on december 22nd. security footage shows it started in the carport area and quickly took over the entire building. san jose police say their
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investigation determined it was not a hate incident. since the fire, their have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> starting a capital campaign to build something twice or triple the size. so far, over $650,000 has come in. >> reporter: now, they are hoping to make it a reality. san jose, jocelyn moran, kpix5. and holocaust memorial day is being marked around the world. services across europe brought many people to tears. and faces of survivors are part of a memorial exhibit commissioned by britain's prince charles. >> what better way of rejecting that kind of philosophy that led to the holocaust and honoring survivors than this project? >> the prince hopes the exhibit will compel future generations to choose love over hate. a new art exhibit opens in the east bay. the home body exhibit is coming
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to berkeley. it spans over 20,000 square feet inside the space. it includes original murals, portraits, sculptures. through state of the art projection mapping and augmented reality. the exhibit reflects on the time spent over the last two years of the pandemic. >> this show has five different installations that walk you through what we all kind of experienced mentally. what does that do to us as people and what does that do to the way we see ourselves and each other? >> home body opens tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. the exhibit will run through february 20th. well, now time for a check of our weather with first alert meteorologist mary lee. hey mary. >> hi amanda. good afternoon to you. here is your first alert weather forecast. as we are looking at sunshine and temperatures on the rise. as i look ahead to the end of the week into next week, there are a few changes and i will show you this in just a moment. but first, let's take you live outside. and here we go. as we look to our sales force
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tower camera east across the bay. a little haze. temperatures mid to upper 50s to low 60s at this hour. a little bit warmer compared to yesterday at this time for many of us. about eight degrees warmer at that 24 hour temperature change in hayward. 10 degrees warmer in san jose. 8 degrees warmer in santa rosa. looking at 5 degrees warmer in concord and livermore compared to yesterday at this time. we will continue with that sunshine as we head through our afternoon with those daytime highs above average this time of the year. running about 3 to 7 degrees above average. low 60s along the coast. low to mid 60s around the bay. mid 60s for the peninsula and inland. this afternoon. now as we look ahead to next week, and the climate prediction center precipitation outlook, and, it does show below average rainfall for next week. we are really hopeful that we would see at least some rain for next week.
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the longer range weather models are trending drier. sunset at 5:27. sunrise tomorrow at 7:16 a.m. snow reports. if you are headed up to tahoe, looks great. sugar bowl looking at the sunshine. here we are with the seven day forecast. we have been talking about just a little bit of change for us. so the seven day forecast, the first alert weather for san francisco, oakland, and san jose. we are going to set a ridge of high pressure back off just a bit. and that will cool us down a few degrees here as we head through the end of our week into next week. and a few more clouds as well. a little more of that on shore flow kicking in as we look ahead to the inland east bay and the coast for your first alert seven day forecast. you can see the gradual cooldown as we look ahead to the end of our weekend and into next week with temperatures kind of taking that tumble as we look to next monday. but, amanda, still looking dry over the next several days. back to you. big nfl news today. pittsburgh steelers quarterback
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ben roethlisberger is retiring after 18 seasons. >> the time has come to clean out my locker, hang up my cleats and continue to be all i can be to my wife and children. i retire from football a truly grateful man. >> the 39-year-old has two super bowl rings, countless team records, and a likely spot in the hall of fame. he called his journey exhilarating. the steelers never had a losing season with him as qb. well, we are just three days away from the nfc championship game. niners versus rams and we want to see your 49er photos and videos. you can share them by using the hash tag kpix5 on facebook, twitter, and instagram. coming up, they are serving the bay area in big ways. a preview of the jefferson award ceremony honoring our local heros. and today on the drew barrymore show, actor kate hudson stops by to chat about
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her eco friendly wellness brand and
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we profile bay area people who have done extra service for our community. sharon chin has more on the jefferson award ceremony where we celebrate a whole year's worth. >> reporter: we will honor 55 bay area people with medals for their service. ordinary people doing extraordinary things. they have leaped into service in the pandemic from serving groceries to neighbors to providing students technology for virtual learning. winners range from young people who organize online tutoring to a 90-year-old who fast tracks the complex grant making process. some have led non-profits for decades serving low income folks with food, clothing, and holiday toys and providing at- risk teens with education and job training. >> i hope you enjoy your lunch. >> reporter: several serve the homeless. one man delivers daily meals to
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their camps. another dons hazmat suits to clean up homeless camp sites. several jefferson award winners empower diverse people to find and change share voices through journalism. through media, and technology, and through poetry. some invest in non-profit leaders. one volunteer is helping military veterans navigate red tape to get benefits. and for the first time in our 17 years profiling jefferson award winners, we have had a father and son honored for two different programs. the father for helping families in crisis. his son, for distributing science kits for underserved kids. this shows the impact one person can make. and during the ceremony, we reveal the five winner to be considered for a national jefferson award. presented later this year by its parent non-profit,
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multiplying good. sharon chin, kpix5. >> and you can still reserve your seat for tonight's online ceremony at 6:00 by going to you will also find information on how to join sharon for the live red carpet at 5:00. and check out the same site if you want to nominate a quiet hero for the jefferson award. it is at it is always nice to see those stories of our unsung heros in our community. coming up, a different kind of buzz from starbucks. the coffee giant's latest drinks to help keep you going. and, coming up on our streaming service, cbs news bay area, we will hear from our sports team about the 49ers game this weekend. what they say the team need to do to make it to the super bowl. you can watch our stream wherever, when ever. find us on pluto tv, channel 1021
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feds have a new strategy to make america's roads safer. the financial incentive for safe to slow drivers down and redesign streets. that story and more at 3:00. now let's check in for one last time with our first alert meteorologist mary lee. >> here is your first alert weather forecast. we are looking at sunshine this afternoon with temperatures on
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the rise. so, we are looking at that sun. hazy sunshine with our sales force tower camera. in the mid to upper 50s to low 60s at this hour. as we head through the day, we'll be in the 60s with that sunshine as we go through our afternoon. now, seven day forecast, san francisco, oakland, and san jose, we are going to see some changes. a few more clouds stream in. as we look ahead to tomorrow. the rest of the week, and into next week. that will be the case for the inland, east bay, and the north bay, and the coast with cooler clouds, cooler temperatures, staying dry the next several days. back to you. >> all right mary. i think this is good for us on our morning show. before we go. some new food and drink options to tell you about at this lunch hour. first, if coffee is not enough for you anymore, starbucks has new energy drinks. you can get them online and in grocery stores starting this week. the 12-ounce cans come in mango, guava, raspberry lime
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and pineapple passion fruit. they will be on sashop starting march 1. if you think you can take the heat, pizza hut is out with a spicey lovers pizza loaded with red jalapeño peppers, a custom made topping with herbs and crust chili peppers and a peppery sauce. a large will cost you about $13. mary, i think we have to start out the energy drinks. ds >> all right, we'll have to check it out. let you know. that's it for kpix5 news at noon.
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