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jail. >> matt mahan said it's at least partly why crime is up in the city. >> you might remember the huge fire that burned at a san jose depot. that store burned to the ground. the man accused of starting that fire had repeated offenses for battery, theft, drug use in the weeks right before the fire, but he was out of jail. >> council man mahan tells kpix 5 cases like that are prime example of how the jail policy is putting public safety at risk. >> reporter: matt mahan had is a clear thoughts. >> i don't want our police officers out there rearresting people who are going to be back in jail. >> he pointed to a group of 30 people who have been arrested 10 times or more for various crimes during a 15-month period during
the early days of the pandemic. they were booked and quickly released in order to reduce covid risk at the jail. many never showed up at the court appearance and went on to commit more crimes. the covid policy at the jail needs to change. >> it's pretty clear to me that the public safety risks, we're seeing crime up 10% year over year outweigh any public risks. i think it's pastime to change direction on these policies. >> our police department has many more important things to do than pick people up simply to have them released the same day. >> reporter: at a city of san jose rules committee meeting today, mahan introduced a policy where they meet with the sheriff and the judge and mahan wants the meetings to happen before the city spends hundreds of thousands of dollars tracking down and rearresting. >> putting more water in a leaky bucket doesn't solve the
problem. we need a commitment that they're going to detain high risk offenders. >> reporter: mahan wants them to look into whether this was even legal. >> my reading of the state constitution is that that should be the sole discretion of the judge and at this point it appears that an unelected, unaccountable administrator is making decisions about who should be released pretrial. >> reporter: if the memo is approved, the full council could vote on it this summer. they had no comment. judge zaner and sheriff smith didn't respond. cindy chavez was unavailable. kpix 5. new at 5:30. pete arredondo has been placed on administrative leave. he has been facing a lot of criticism to the botched response. last night at the uvalde city council meeting residents and parents basically demanded he be
fired immediately. the superintendent said he's going to wait before the investigation is over before he makes a final decision on that. los angeles police are searching for a man who attacked a navy veteran on the street. it happened at korea town. a man sucker punched the 32-year-old man who was waiting for the bus. unprovoked attack. thengem a bystander saw what happened and confronted the suspect. >> i started playing my video game. that man should be incarcerated for what he did. it's not right. he needs to get help. >> reporter: the bystander left before he woke up. when he regained consciousness he was treated for face, head, shoulder injuries. san francisco fire department still investigating what caused this building to catch fire on florida street. they say two adults, four children had to be rescued. one adult was taken to the
hospital in critical condition. the other three are expected to be okay. san francisco mayor london breed has tested positive for covid. this is just days after breed sat next to steph curry at the warrior rally. her office says she's feeling well and she's vaccinated and boosted. she will not attend public events in the near future including this weekend's pride parade. >> two more years so it's time to celebrate! >> give me your final thought. how much are you looking forward to riding in your own car in your own -- kpix is proud to celebrate many pride stories. >> a familiar face came to call
san francisco home. >> this was a place where there was opportunity, an opportunity to transform myself. >> it may be a sign of how far we've come that when mayor london breed introduced jeffrey t tumlin as the transportation director, the fact that he was gay was almost an afterthaought. >> he's a long-time resident of noey valley and h lgbt dictor. that was deal bei a rising star in the movement towards public transit and away from private automobiles. but being gay has shaped his decisions from a young age to his 20s when he moved to san francisco in 1991. it wasn't easy and he even had bouts of homelessness, sleeping in his car. >> san francisco from the very beginning was the only place
i've ever felt at home, even as a 12-year-old. i didn't quite know why then but, you know, it became, you know, clear later. >> reporter: now tumlin is high profile advocating for policies. >> there was a period of time when i realized i was the ranking transport bureaucrat in the country until damn him petan ecretary a outranked me. >> reporter: he feels a huge responsibility to the gay community. >> it's funny, i've never been as aggressively out as a gay man than i've been in this job. yeah, i think i did that out of a sense of obligation. >> reporter: he is distressed at the way trans people are still being treated and ask that we show this early picture of him in a dress to show support.
his husband hub peterson says he admires that commitment. >> i think it's one of the things that i so like about him, the way he feels enormous feeling of responsibility. >> reporter: despite all the support, tumlin admits his intense drive to succeed stems from childhood feelings of shame. >> i'm still not quite recovered from that. i'm an over achiever. >> so are you working towards a goal of being a slaker some day? >> i am working towards that goal. >> reporter: it's been a journey of discovery, though it's not in his nature to relax, tumlin relax, he's happy with the manp be >> for me the word pride is very much about not only being proud of who we are but also proud of what we've accomplished in our work becoming, you know, fully engaged selves.
>> reporter: which brings us back to tumlin's first news conference. it may be a good thing the lgbtq thing was mentioned. in san francisco, john ramus, kpix 5. >> tumlin said he's concerned about the threats to gay rights and the younger generation who have grown up in an era of lgbtq acceptance can bring change. you can find all of our pride segments on kpix. join us for our live pride special on kpix and on "cbs news bay area." a major global meeting tomorrow on the monkeypox outbreak. the bay area lab taking a lead role in preventing it from spreading. >> five years ago juul took the world by storm.
diagnostic test for monkeypox. liz has more. >> ryan, sarah, it is among first academic medicalso thee ces t world health organization has scheduled an emergency meeting tomorrow on the outbreak. >> the virus that causes monkeypox isn't new but the fact that most are occurring outside where the virus historically lives, well, that is. >> i called the hotel. look, i've been diagnosed with monkeypox, can you help? they told me, do not come in. we are not prepared to deal with patients. >> now the clinical virology lab at stanford medicine is ready to quickly identify patients. the goal, prevent further exposures and identify it. >> we don't think there's going to be large numbers of cases of monkeypox, but in case there is,
we need to be prepared. >> reporter: more than 2500 cases have been diagnosed in 42 countries including the united states. in the u.s. 140 cases are confirmed. roughly one in four are in california including some in alameda and san francisco >> it' importa tont justik fect >> reporter: dr. benjamin penske runs the lab. he said all the testing including the confirmatory ones previously done only at the cdc can now be done at stanford. >> we expect that the turnaround time will be much more rapid. >> reporter: that will speed up identifying others who may have been exposed. antiviral drugs and vaccines may be used to treat this virus and stop the spread. the current outbreak continues to primarily affect men who have sex with men. >> those individuals should be careful, but at the present i'd say the general public is probably relatively safe.
>> reporter: tomorrow the world health organization should determine whether this should be classified as a public health issue. others are the h 1 n 1, ebola, polio, zika and covid-19. brian. >> thanks, liz. juul is about to be out of the market completely as the fda is preparing to order the san francisco based company to pull its products off the shelves. juul has faced increased scrutiny and they're all saying it was appealing too much to teenagers. neither the fda or juul has released a comment. shares of the company fell 8.5%. still ahead, it could make the difference for bay area students and whether or not they can afford college. the
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accepted the lower payment. the lawyer for the former employee says the reduced payment would not deter misconduct by tesla. students and leaders are calling on lawmakers to double the maximum amount of the pell grant. they spoke about an increase in funding for low income college students. doubling the amount would mean $13,000 per school year for those who qualify. >> getting $13,000 a year, that means i'd have to work maybe only 15 hours a week, focus more on maybe getting an extra internship to help me with my major. >> for me, every -- every dollar counted. any help that i could get made a direct impact in my ability to attend college but also complete it. >> the pell grant is the largest
grant for low income households. pretty warm day in the bay area, but nothing like yesterday. >> temperatures 15 to 25 degrees cooler yesterday around the bay and the coast. farther inland, we still have people in the 90s. this evening we're seeing more clouds overhead. even an outside chance with showers and a thunderstorm. we'll check out first alert doppler in a moment. back into more of a normal june pattern by the end of the work week. still toinland back to average temperatures for the bay. looking down the line, it will stick around mild along the bay and the coast. here's a look at first alert doppler. they're trying to build up just a little bit farther to the northwest. still pretty far away. we'll keep an eye on this in case the lid on the bay area unravels. we'll be keeping an eye out for any showers. it will produce cloud-to-ground
lightning strike. even though these are accompanied by some rainfall which we hope to put out. there's no guarantee any fires will be put out. the lightning has been occurring to the southern and central valley. thousands of lightning strikes today. we'll switch over to future cast. it shows the area of storms off to the south. just barely as we head into the rest of the evening. quiet down. sprinkles here and there possible. lightning strikes there and the calmer normal june weather pattern including the return of the fog along the coast. it's going to speak to the golden gate and looking live at san jose. 97 in concord as well. 103 in fairfield.
only 71 in san francisco. 61 in pacifica. temperatures remarkably lower than where we topped out. we've got 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s. 98 degrees still in fairfield and parts of the east bay. the hot spots, santa clara valley have backed down since the hot temperatures. mostly in the 70s and the bay. temperatures around the bay will drop down to the 50s tonight. highs along the coast and the south end of the bay with low to mid 90s in the santa clara valley. blocking any marine influence. the east bay hills will do the same thing for inland parts. rising up well into the 90s. 97 for livermore, brent wood and
70 degrees in san francisco. mid to upper 70s for oakland and east bay. not quite as warm as other parts of the bay area. a little bit more of the bay -- marine influence making its way into the valleys. back to near average. san jose hovering around 90 degrees. similar conditions for inland parts of the east bay and they get a break from the 90 degree heat. temperatures in the 80s. pretty normal for mid june. see if it's getting any closer at 6:00. i'm elizabeth cook. a big setback to transform a massive parking lot into homes after the developer abruptly quits. this evening we ask what's the deal?
plus -- >> pg&e is going full throttle on a system that will immediately shut off power to the lines. how long the outages could last and what customers and utility company are saying. illegal fireworks are to blame for sparking this fire in the east bay. the warning out ahead of the fourth of july holiday. the news at 6 is coming up in about 5 minutes. sarah, brian. thanks, liz. this week's jefferson award winner is a two-time cancer survivor. >> how she's become a
a cancer diagnosis can be very scary. sharon chen introduces us to a two-time breast cancer survivor who takes support to the next level. ♪ ♪ >> i can relate to where they're coming from. >> reporter: joan knows how overwhelming it can be to hear those dreaded words, you have cancer. >> there's a saying that i heard from someone once that it's like being woke up in the middle of the night and someone putting a pillow case over your head and throwing you into the trunk of a car and then dumping you in a foreign country. >> reporter: joan also known as jonie has been there twice. >> my second diagnosis was fraught with a lot of setbacks.
i felt i was on this run away train. i was having the hardest time finding that information. so that's what really drives my passion to help patients. >> reporter: jonie is the volunteer information specialist for the second opinion, a nonprofit that offerings free second opinions for california cancer patients. she's provided empathy and support to hundreds of patients in the last six years. >> i don't know how i would have made it through that time without jonie. >> reporter:estster found out she had early stage breast ca cancer. >> larry was so loved. >> jonie accompanied her to appointments. >> i called jonie. >> reporter: that allowed her to take her husband to his chemo treatments. >> she's a rock. she's very calm and it -- but she doesn't sugar coat things. larry. >> reporter: jonie helps people understand their diagnosis and
can point them to clinical trials. she has access to medical libraries and the most current research. as a patient advocate she serves on scientific review committees. she's the voice of the patient. dr. ingrid oakley gervan. >> one of joan's super powers really is the ability to put herself in the shoes of the patient and the family members and to then articulate that as far as the research perspective goes. >> reporter: that super power. >> oh, just think how much i miss him. >> reporter: comes from connections and passion. >> i think people really miss him. >> reporter: jonie is helping her friend esther plan her friend's memorial. >> as they face their diagnosis and treatment with such will power and courage and optimism that it just lifts me even
though, you know, times the stories are very hard. >> reporter: so her volunteering to help cancer patients with information and help. this week's jefferson award goes to joan. >> by the way, you can nominate someone for a jefferson award. fill out the form at kpix5/hero. now at 6, get ready for more power blackouts. pg&e is going into auto shutoff mode. what that means for fire prone areas. >> it's a major worry if there's any fire anywhere near here that it's going to spread. >> tell the truth. tell the truth. tell the truth. >> a fight over emissions at a bay area school. both sides cool off after a crucial vote. later, a swimmer attacked by
a shark. heroic efforts to save him. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm brian yamamoto. brace yourselves for more blackouts this summer. >> not what we wanted to hear. pg&e is stepping up the power shutoffs across the bay area. kenny choi reports on the new effort to prevent wildfires. >> reporter: homeowners in high fire zones like marianne pierce are doing what they can to reduce the risk of a rapidly growing fire. >> it's a major worry if there's any fire it's going to spread. >> reporter: she and her neighbors hired bob's fire team to cut down tree limbs. >> any time it starts getting warm, may, june, july, more fear of fire. the people just get amped up and they want to get something