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biting commentary. but the transgendered community is furious over his recent comedy special entitled "the closer." >> it was about 90 minutes long and 60 minutes of that special was directed towards the trans community. >> reporter: orlando o'shea and jennifer rile are leaders of trans life sonoma. they've joined other trans advocates in demanding the luther center canceled the four shows. but it is one hot ticket. >> four sold out shows. >> reporter: what does that tell you? >> the fact that they sold out within a couple of days, very popular. a lot of people want to see them. >> reporter: but that's why the activists are so oh posed. they say by making fun of transgender, chappelle is giving license to others to ridicule and physically attack what a small number of people. the center said when they rented the center out they didn't
realize it would be to chappelle. but in the end, quote, we determined it is not our role to ce censor, particularly from one renting and diverse artists. this decision was not made lightly. rile says she also believes in free speech, but not if it contributes to suicide and murder within her community. >> in this sense, i am not concerned about being part of cancel culture, as long as this is to help protect my community, i'll do that. >> reporter: the activists say they're accomplishing something just by speaking up, whatever the outcome. realistically, this show is going to go on. >> realistically, the show is going to go on, yeah. i don't think -- i don't think my goal was ever to shut the shows down, although, you know, we came out with that angle. my role is to be a voice and to stand up and say that the community is hurting because of
this. >> john ramos, kpix 5. just last week a venue in minneapolis canceled chappelle's sold-out show hours before he was to hit the stage. posting they work hard to make their venues the safest spaces in the country. chappelle made a surprise appearance at madison square garden on saturday night opening for fellow comedians chris rock and kevin hart. the reward is growing for anybody who can help find the person who shot and killed an uber driver in oakland. kpix 5's anne makovec with more clues. >> reporter: there is more money on the table and new efforts to try to keep people safe in oakland's aapi communities. kon "patrick" fong was killed getting into his car. police have released video of the murder, hoping someone might recognize the figures or their voices. and a warning, it is disturbing
to watch. >> break it off! get out! >> you just saw the two suspects there. an investigator said the car they used was later found in san francisco. now the chinatown chamber of commerce in oakland is announcing a $20,000 reward for any info that leads to an arrest. 12,500 from the opd, an 7500 from the crimes against asians reward fund. the group also says they want to help fund more police presence and security cameras in other areas. >> right now our police department is working day and night and chasing bad guys. we're hoping we can find ways so that there are more resources to prevent crimes from happening. >> the funding is going to also help get a dedicated police officer in oakland's little saigon, which is where the shooting happened. the police chief says he's hoping to open a satellite police station there.
>> when you have officers available to be present and visible, they can be a deterrent to crime. they also can make arrests when people engage in criminal activity. >> if you want to get another look at that surveillance video of the shooting, go to our website, kpix.com. ryan? breaking news from the sierra. new wildfire breaking out within the past hour. this one is burning near the community of pollack pines. if you have driven up to south lake tahoe, this is along highway 50 past placerville. you can see the smoke from the alert cam. three to seven acre, and there are homes in the area, and we'll keep an eye on this one as that continues to burn. and firefighters are reporting progress on the big wildfire burning west of yosemite. it's mostly the weather giving fire crews a bit of a break. more than 18,000 acres have burned since friday. but crews are starting to get a handle on it. containment has jumped to 26%. the fire is burning in mariposa county, not too far from
yosemite park. and this evening some evacuation orders have been reduced to evacuation warnings. nearly 3,000 firefighters working around the clock are making progress containing the oak fire near yosemite national park. a wave of humidity moved into the area overnight, allowing crews to work on hot spots and set up control lines. but the fight is far from over. >> there is brush that has been on the ground for years now that is tinder dry. it takes one spark and instantly you have a fire. >> reporter: fire officials are confident they can keep the fire out of yosemite. >> at least one of the roads into yosemite is closed and inaccessible right now. but we don't believe the fire is going to get into yosemite. >> reporter: at least 55 homes and other structures are damaged or destroyed. one reporter on the ground got a close-up look at one of the homes. >> fire officials are still trying get a good look at how much damage has been done by the oak fire. we have homes like this one that even though it's sitting right in the middle of the burn star, it's untouched by the flames. but if you look across the
street at their neighbor's property, you can see how some people just weren't as lucky. there are still flames on the ground here. smoke in the air. cars are completely charred and burnt to a crisp, and the entire property is just destroyed. >> reporter: the oak fire is the third large wildfire mariposa just this month. >> it's not you this time, it will be next time. >> the folks are really on pins and needles. >> reporter: well, we are getting to the time of year where paul spends so much of his time focused on fire conditions. and we've been pretty lucky so far, at least in the immediate bay area, right? >> right. and the air quality isn't too bad. i want to talk about the conditions around the oak fire first, and then we'll get to the smoke situation, how it might impact us. the weather might help overnight with a wave of humidity that actually sparked fires into this morning. the atmosphere has dried out. the humidity now is below 20%. the temperature stands at an even 90 degrees. the winds aren't that strong, and they have been consistently from the southwest. the consistency of the winds,
the fact that the gusts are below 15 miles per hour gives fire crews some predictability in terms of where they need to stage to boost containment levels. in terms of the smoke the oak fire is producing, the direction that the bulk of the smoke blows is determined by the winds that are about a mile and a half, two miles up in the atmosphere in terms of where the widespread smoke. some of that has been directed toward the bay area. a little haze on the horizon. and that's going to be the case over the next several days. the winds out of the east and southeast help direct the smoke plume towards the bay area. but air quality ground level has been okay. the east-southeasterly winds have been trying to syndrome the smoke into the bay area. if it was ground level, that smoke would infiltrate at ground level and deteriorate our air quality. even with winds calm, some of the smoke would get pulled down to ground level and our air quality would also deteriorate. but neither of those are the case. the winds are onshore out of the opposite direction, and that helps to refresh the air at
ground level. we get that pacific air just continuing to flow in every day with that strong onshore breeze. and the marine layer keeping the smoke locked up in the upper-levels of the atmosphere where we look at it but don't have to breathe it. the air quality in the moderate category. that's tomorrow and the rest of the week for north bay and the east bay. we'll take a look at the temperatures with the marine layer in a few minutes. >> thank you. new at 5:00, an upscale community of monte sereno is taking a new approach to affordable housing. that city isff incentives to build so-called granny units. the town of monte sereno located next to los gatos. devin fehely has a look at whether the strategy will help ease that area's housing crisis. >> reporter: how do we build more housing, and specifically, more affordable housing? it's one of the most pressing problems and complex challenges that this area is facing. well, the city of monte sereno says they've come up with a
solution, but critics or septics wonder if it truly addresses the problem or just side steps it. the cornerstone of the city's plan involves building as many as 225 adus, also known as granny units. >> adus are a way to add to the housing stock and create more affordable housing. >> reporter: the international city council says it's the best solution for a city that's run out of land to develop. but neighbors like cindy fox remain skeptical. >> if it's all adus, i don't think it's going to solve the issue. that's my opinion. we are desperate for affordable housing. teacher, service worker, diversity. >> reporter: the councilman says currently in the city there are just a four undeveloped plots of land where house cog be built. and even if you built on every single one, it still wouldn't be enough. don't be so quick to dismiss the value of a granny unit housing
someone's adult children or aging parents. >> those people will be living in an affordable house, not taking up another house. and the housing stock has actually increased. >> reporter: in order to encourage more people to build adus, the city is cutting its building fee in half through december 1. housing advocates say it seems like the city is following the letter, but not the spirit of the law. >> anybody that gets help by living in a granny unit in the back, that's great. is that what the original intent was? no. it was to avoid having extremely wealthy people living in exclusive communities. >> reporter: a spokesperson for the city says monte sereno has a track record of success and says that they're one of just a handful of cities that actually met their housing requirements the last time. in monte sereno, devin fehely, kpix 5. >> okay. we're counting down to 49ers football. 17 days to go until the niners' first preseason game against the packers right here on kpix 5.
>> of course, that's fun for us. really fun for the sports department. vern joins us for the announcement the 49ers made today as they went back to camp. >> his first touchdown pass, you know what they're going to say? treyaria. it sounds official when you hear who the 49ers starting quarterback is from the head coach's mouth. >> this is trey's team. ago, and we're going with that. >> reporter: trey lance arrived at the team facility after officially being named the 49ers quarterback one. jimmy garoppolo also reported to camp, but still, they're trying to trade him. no quarterback controversy. nothing to see here. to the fellows in the locker room. >> i feel that we kind of already knew that, at least for a couple of months now. so it's not like a huge revelation today. but having kyle come out and
concretely say it, i won't have as many people argue with me when i tell him. >> i know jimmy is here. he is the perfect guy to have kind of in this situation and to help kind of pass that mantle. so i'm excited. excited to see what happens for trey and excited to see what happens for jimmy as well. >> armstead and the rest of the team will be on the field tomorrow morning some time after 10:00. and you know it's going to be a little bounce in everyone's step. again, 17 days before they pop the pads with the packers, right here on kpix. >> that first workout probably hurts a little. >> a little sore. >> they're in shape. >> they're all right. they were working out in the off-season. vern, thank you so much. we brought you the players and coaches' news conferences live on "cbs news bay area." you can stream 24/7 on kpix.com or the app. you can also find the full schedule of open practices and training camp in a very special
49ers section on our website at kpix.com. still ahead on kpix 5, streaming on "cbs news bay area," duelling teaches from former robert muellers. could it be a preview of a 2024 face-off? >> this november the people are going to vote to stop the destruction of our country. >> i truly do believe that elections are about the future. >> and record rains trigger deadly flash flooding in st. - you okay? - there's a flex alert today so i'm mentally preparing for the power outage. oh, well we can help stop one because we are going to reduce our energy use
a live look at our nation's capital where former president trump delivered a speech about crime. it was his first visit back to washington since he left office, dropping hints that he may be running again for the white house at nearly the same time as former vice president mike pence also spoke in d.c. to a conservative youth group there. cbs reporter natalie brand has details on the dueling speeches between the two former robert muellers. >> reporter: in a preview of
2024, donald trump and his vice president held dueling appearances in washington, d.c. >> when we win a triumphant victory in 2022 and when a republican president takes back the white house in 2024 which i strongly believe will happen. >> reporter: mr. trump focused on crime ahead of the midterms. >> we need an all-out effort to defeat violent crime in america, and strongly defeat it and be tough and be nasty and be mean if we have to. >> reporter: former vice president mike pence, when asked about the divide between the two former running mates said they don't differ on issues but focus, expressing a desire to move past 2020. >> i truly believe the elections are about the future, and it is absolutely essential at a time when so many americans are hurting, so many families are struggling, that we don't give way to the temptation to look
back. >> reporter: looking back, the january 6th select committee hearings have drawn a contrast between the actions of the former president and his vice president on this day. in a new book to be released later this year, pence says the former president severed their relationship on january 6th. president biden in some of his most forceful remarks about his remarks about the assault -- >> donald trump lacked the courage to act. >> reporter: took aim at mr. trump's message of law and order. >> you can't be pro insurrection and pro cop. you can't be pro insurrection and pro-democracy. you can't be pro insurrection and pro american. >> reporter: and in a major development in the criminal investigation into january 6th, marc short, pence's former chief of staff confirmed he testified before a federal grand jury looking into the assault. natalie brand, cbs news, capitol hill. some of the country's top infectious disease experts met at the white house today to
discuss the future of vaccines and how to make them more effective. >> we need vaccines that can protect us, no matter what mother nature throws at us. the vaccines we have are terrific, but we can do better than terrific. >> new variants are responsible for more than 90% of recent cases. manufacturers now hoping to release boosters strictly targeting the new variants by this fall. meanwhile, president biden still on the after recently contracting covid, despite a li little hoarseness. he said he is feeling great and hopes to return to in-person work by the end of the week. one person was killed as record rainfall caused major flash flooding in st. louis. up to 10 inches of rain fell overnight. one person died after being stuck inside of a car found in eight feet of water. other people waded through waste deep waters trying to escape with their pets in their arms.
rescue teams used boats to take people to shelters. and take a look at this train station in the st. louis area, underwater, and it looks like pretty much a river there. which flash flooding can be so dangerous for so many reasons. especially when you're driving. deceptively so. >> that's a one in 200 year flood event. but with the influence of climate change, it's more likely to be a once every 30 to 50 year event. >> we talked than in the south. it's another 100-year flood event. >> 500-year floods become 100-year floods where we cannot buy a drop of rain. well did have a few showers that skirted through inland and the east bay. we're talking trace amounts of rainfall. we had a few drops. the windshield driving home, it was nice to see in the middle of july. it's too bad we can't get into the fire sites. this one is burning along the sonoma and mendocino county line. this is to the southeast of cloverdale. this is estimated to be a couple
acres at this point. we'll hope that it doesn't grow further, but obviously the vegetation is very dry. the winds aren't that strong across the bay area. hopefully that is going to help the fire crews to help contain this one. temperatures are going to run close to normal as we head through the rest of the week. very little change in the overall weather pattern. more monsoonal moisture headed to us from the south late this week. so friday, saturday and sunday, you're going notice some more clouds overhead. but i think that's about it in terms of the impact over the bay area. any threat of showers or thundershowers or dry lightning strikes mainly going to stay over the high sierras. we're going have to watch that over the weekend. the fog is making its way in from the west. temperature in the near the bay. 70s and 80s farther inland. not bad for late july. only low 80s in livermore and concord. you're heading out to the a's game against the astros, game two of their series trying to build a little winning streak.
gametime temperature 65 degrees. should it be mostly clear at the start of the game. but that fog is going to roll right across the bay and spread well into the inland valleys by early tomorrow morning. and it's a deep marine layer. about 2,000 feet, which does provide at least some moisture to some of the parched vegetation across the bay area. take every little bit we can get. that fog is going to back out by probably 9:00 at the latest. it's going to be a bit more stubborn around the bay, but should it retreat to the coast. temperatures tonight close to normal this time of year. dropping down into the mid- to upper 50s for most. some of the cool spots in the north bay valleys drop into the low 50s and high temperatures tomorrow. everybody within a couple of degrees on either side of what is normal for this time of year. it's rare to have this long after stretch of almost exactly average temperatures. but we'll enjoy it while it's here. no extreme heat in sight. mostly 70s around the peninsula and the south end of the bay. and farther into the 80s as you go farther inland in the santa clara valley, 84 for los gatos
and 87 around morgan hill. temperatures mostly in the 80s inland and the east bay. the very hottest spots east around antioch and brentwood reaching 90 degrees. but in july, it's not that hot. temperatures in the mid-60s for san francisco. upper 60s to around 70 degrees for oakland and the east bay. and it will be a mix of mostly upper 70s and low 80s for the north bay until you go farther inland. another scenario where every mile that you go farther north in sonoma and napa counties, it's going to get warmer and flat-out hotter by ukiah and lakeport. farther north a slightly elevated fire threat, but not out of control. the highest values in the zero to 10 index only to around 4 or 5 for solano county, parts of contra costa county and alameda county. the usual trouble spots. let's take a look at the seven-day forecast. not much change to our temperatures day to day. especially near the water. hovering in the mid 60s in san francisco. and right around 70 for oakland. low to mid 80s in san jose.
the one change you will notice is more cloud cover overhead, especially by friday, saturday and sunday with the next push of monsoonal moisture. but without anything to trigger pop-up showers or thunderstorms, we're going to see the clouds as opposed to any dry lightning threats into those fire fuels. we'll keep an eye on it just in case. that's usually the big trouble make their time of year. >> hopefully, it stays pretty safe here in the bay area, especially with all the fires popping up around us. >> we're going have to watch the sierra over the weekend. anything that develops there, that smoke can make its way towards us. >> thank you so much. still ahead, russia threatens to end two decades of cooperation in space. it is a cross between a car and a motorcycle. the pod, as it's being called, could make city driving easier. and don't forget to join us for our new 7:00 a.m. newscast joining us live on bay area. find
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you're watching kpix 5 news at 5:30. >> right now on kpix 5, streaming on "cbs news bay area," a live look at soccer fans take over oracle park. the matchup between two of the world's most popular clubs. and more than $800 million on the line tonight. the boss giving all his employees a shot at the mega millions prize. a south bay organization buys the home of cesar chavez. what they plan to do with it. good evening. i'm sara donchey. >> a nonprofit group brought the home of cesar chavez. that look at how the property will be used. >> well, the chavez house here in san jose was already a city historical landmark, but it always remained a home for extended chavez family members. the sale of the property now to a local nonprofit means it will be preserved as a historical si
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