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thanks to calmer weather. but crews in santa cruz county are still working to protect dozens of homes from the flames. now at noon, progress on the fire lines thanks to calmer weather but crews in santa cruz county still trying to protect moments from flames. the bear fire broke out monday night along bear creek road near highway 9. anne makovec is
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live in santa cruz county with the latest. >> reporter: 0% of the evacuations -- 90% of the evacuations were lifted this morning, good news for residents. two dozen homes north of bear creek road are still threatened this afternoon. the bear fire that's been raging since monday night is 30% contained. firefighters made progress overnight helped by low temperatures and calm conditions. >> we're reaching a turning point this is fire. >> reporter: at 8 a.m. people living in more than 200 homes were allowed back in. >> you feel very sorry for the people who lost their homes and the little things that you used to worry about they're not so worrisome anymore. >> reporter: the fire burned 321 acres and four homes. and it is expected to grow.
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the terrain is so steep, containment lines could only realistically be built several acres away from the fire which will continue to burn from the borders. >> we are using dozers the best we can to get the fire lines in the best locations. >> reporter: 7 firefighters are injured from burns to broken bones fighting this fire. firefighters are planning on sending a helicopter up to do more water drops over the burn zone this afternoon. yesterday, those efforts were halted because somebody was flying a drone in the area so reminder that is illegal and certainly did stunt their progress yesterday. otherwise, job well done to cal fire on this blaze. right now live in the santa cruz mountains, anne makevoc, kpix 5. this man 54-year-old marlin coy of boulder creek is behind
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bars for allegedly looting an evacuated home. police say he stole $15,000 in jewelry and a mountain bike from the property. thousands of people are getting ready to return to the wine country neighborhoods after the wildfires there. kpix 5's jessica flores on the warning from health officials before they sift through the ashes. >> reporter: the devastation is for miles in this neighborhood. what was once a thriving community is piles of hazardous waste. >> a living room now unrecognizable. >> reporter: home after home burned to the ground. but just under the ashes some residents have found their most precious items. still, sonoma county officials are asking people to proceed with caution when sifting through debris. >> sifting is okay, removal is not. >> reporter: county health officials say disturbing the debris can release toxic fumes. the state and federal agencies will oversee the clean-up for
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everything from batteries to asbestos. you need to go through a government approved contractor to remove hazardous waste to get fema financial assistance. >> if you do it ahead of time and list health damages, you won't be reimbursed. >> reporter: sonoma county officials will explain the clean-up process at two meetings today. the first at sonoma veterans memorial at 1 p.m. the second at santa rosa high school at 6 p.m. >> i know people are worried about the timing. but i can assure them that we're moving just as fast as we possibly can because we know people have a lot of anxiety over this. >> reporter: at today's meeting the county will lay out housing options for the thousands of residents who lost their homes. in santa rosa, jessica flores, kpix 5. the tubbs fire is 91% contained. the atlas fire is up to 83% contained. the nuns fire is 80% contained. officials expect to have full containment of the fires burning in sonoma county by tuesday. the trump administration
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says the president has no plans to travel to wine country to survey the damage firsthand. but he is tweeting about the disaster. responders and fema team. we support you." a live look outside now... skies are looking gray around the bay area... it's cooler, too. and there's rain on the way. neda iranpour is here with a look. neda? king news... skies are gray across the bay area. rain is on the way. >> jackets will be a good idea this afternoon when we get rain. i want to show you live cameras. look at the gray skies. it's not smoke for a change. this be will be welcomed relief. our transamerica camera showing the gray skies over the bay, as well. even in san jose you're getting gray cloudy conditions and our dublin camera here it is also more clouds out there. and the golden gate look at the flag right there. it's blowing with the winds coming from the west. we have that onshore flow and
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that's why we're so cool outside. 67 concord, oakland 58. temperatures are not even going to rise that much more compared that what we have right now. look out our hi-def doppler. yes, there's green. it's just off the coast moment. so crescent city starting to see some drizzle from it. eureka is next in line and yes those north bay hills will be next in line. so the next few hours it will rain. more coming up. we have just learned the name of the san francisco police officer who was critically injured in a hit-and- run. authorities say the suspect struck officer [ non-english language ] riding a bicycle on turk street by franklin. the officer was rushed to the hospital. assistant police chief toney chaplin says the officer has been with the sfpd for four years. police say that the suspect sped away eventually abandoning the car near the panhandle. the me, too hashtag has taken social media by storm. it was initially meant as a
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response to sexual harassment claims in hollywood but many women are sharing their stories. kpix 5's jackie ward tells us now powerful women in politics are coming forward. >> reporter: me, too is a social media movement that started after the harvey between stein sexual harassment scandal was revealed. it's something a number of politicians in sacramento can relate to because they have been sexually harassed themselves. >> maybe it's something i did. maybe i -- maybe i -- maybe i. >> i thought it was the price of working in politics. >> enough is enough. >> reporter: nearly 150 female california legislators, lobbyists and state capital staff are now saying, me, too. as a lobbyist in sacramento, pam claims she is a victim of sexual harassment, most disturbing about 2 years ago. >> he rushed up behind me, rushed me into the restroom, um, locked the door behind him, exposed himself, began to masturbate all in a matter of
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seconds. >> reporter: lopez and 146 other women signed a letter blasting what they called dehumanizing behavior. quote, men have groped and touched us without our consent. made inappropriate comments about our bodies and abilities. insults and sexual innuendo disguised as jokes have undermined our professional positions and capabilities. democratic state assemblywoman cristina garcia says the lobbyist grabbed her inappropriately five years ago and that's one of the reasons she signed the letter. >> it's not our responsibilities, the victim's responsibility. how do they help fix this problem? >> reporter: lawmakers are sharing their experiences with harassment, too. from a former south dakota state senator on facebook, to others: of more than 12- million facebook posts, comments and reactions. it was tweeted nearly llion ti >> reporter: authorities are reviewing her allegations. in just 24 hours, me, too is part of more than 12 million
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facebook posts, comments and reactions. it was tweeted nearly a million time in 48 hours. in the newsroom, jackie ward, kpix 5. today the u.s. senate will get its first look at a healthcare bill written by republicans and democrats. the plan attempt to stabilize the individual insurance market by reinstating subsidies for insurance companies to bring down the cost of coverage for low income americans for two more years. president trump announced last week that he would halt those payments. he says they are a bailout for insurance companies. i won't do anything to enrich the insurance companies. >> it could come in december when the next government funding bill due. republicans will need democratic support to get a new spending bill passed which means that democrats could force a compromise on healthcare. college town is on edge as a white nationalist leader delivers a speech on the university of florida campus.
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hundreds of protestors and police officers swarmed the campus hours ahead of a planned visit by richard spencer. a woman was dead in charlottesville, virginia after he appeared at a school there. the university of florida says it has spent about half a million dollars on security. still ahead, a bay area company gets the go-ahead on a new cancer drug. >> plus, checking the safety of midsized cars. which models pass the latest crash tests. we are the generation that had it all.
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we are the generation that had the music and the moves. we are the generation that had a dream.
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we came together to feed the world's children. we came together to protect them, and in this dangerous world we have to keep on saving them and protecting them, even when we're gone. if we remember unicef in our will, we'll be the generation who left a better world for children. visit from the f-d-a... with the regulatory approval of a drug to fight blood cancers. first drug new at noon, gilead sciences is getting the green light from the fda with
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approval of a drug to fight blood cancers. it's the first drug approved for patients who have relapsed or been resistant to therapy in the past. the insurance institute for highway safety is out with the latest round of crash tests. this times it's focused on the safety of front passengers in midsized cars. nikki battiste results. >> reporter: the ford fusion is one of 10 cars that earned good marks from the insurance institute for highway safety in new passenger side crash tests. >> overall, we're seeing much improved performance in these midsized cars compared to some of our research tests that we did. >> reporter: in this test, the cars crashed just 25% of the vehicle's front end into a barrier while traveling at 40 miles per hour. the ford fusion, honda accord, lincoln mkz, the 2018 subaru legacy and out back, hyundai
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sonata, mazda 6, nissan altima and maxima and 2018 toyota camry got good marks. jetta got acceptable and the passat and chevy malibu got marginal ratings. researchers say the main problem is their restraint system. >> for these vehicles, the head almost contacted the dash. >> reporter: the group is calling on manufacturers to improve features in those cars. they got good ratings on the driver's side. turning to football, they are known for costumes, face paint and being decked out in spikes and skulls and, of course, we are talking about oakland raider fans who are regarded as some of the most eccentric and devoted in the nfl. for more than two decades, these diehards have packed the most notorious fan section in
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the league at the black hole. some wonder if raider nation will follow to las vegas. >> i will start out the first game. i'll give me blessing to the oakland raiders, like, just hard to let go. it means everything. >> he has spikes from head to toe. crazy. these characters say they will always be fans of the raiders. >> got to love the tradition. you can see the raiders play the chiefs right here on kpix 5. a special edition of news and pregame coverage starts at 4 p.m. feels like football weather out there and i'll have your raider forecast here in just a moment. i want to show you the airport right now. it's gray outside. we'll see more gray coming through. in fact, more green, as well. here's a look at our wind
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direction. it's all coming off the coast. that's why it feels cool. it's brisk. west-southwest winds over across the south bay to the north getting southwest winds in napa at 11. fairfield 23-mile-per-hour sustained winds. here's why. we do have this system of course to the north and this is what we have been watching very closely to see when it will arrive. so here's your futurecast. 5:00 today, the north bay hills are expected to get the rain from this calistoga will begin and then sebastopol and getting heavy through this area st. helena, glen ellen, petaluma, areas that experienced all those burns now going to get some good rain up to half inch through 11 p.m. here's the totals.
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the sierra expected to see almost 6" of snow above 6500 feet. it may not last. high surf advisory at the coast because of high waves, 13 to 18 feet up to 25 in some areas. temperatures also cool today, i'm sure you feel it out there. 61 degrees san francisco. 65 in san rafael. santa rosa 66. and now for your raiders forecast: chiefs coming to town, light rain expected, 65 degrees for that game. and your seven-day forecast, looks like this. it's going to be cool again tomorrow but then, the weekend. look at that. sunshine will be back, 70s and 80s inland. and monday, tuesday, wednesday, here's the problem. we're going to get more fire danger out there because the north dry winds will be back and hot air returns. >> that's not good. >> we'll take the weekend. >> yes. >> all right. >> thank you. wineries are re-opening this week throughout napa valley in the wake of the
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deadly wildfires. the tasting room at tamber bay in calistoga is back open. not only is it a winery, it's also a horse rescue and boarding facility. tamber bay is donating part of the proceeds from its two most popular wines to local rebuilding efforts. you're watching kpix 5 news at noon. we'll be right back. cbs eye on the community...
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appointment of "darin white" as minutes new at noon the oakland fire department has a new fire chief. the city announced the appointment of darin white as the new chief. he spend 30 years in the fire service mostly with the oakland fire department. for nine months he has been the department's interim chief. we all face more distractions these days but children in particular can pay a price when they can't focus in school. >> allen martin shows us this week's jefferson award winner discovered yoga as a way to overcome her own stress as a teacher and now she is using it to help students. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: as a teacher, katherine ghannam saw her students struggling. >> i saw them working diligently on academics and missing something. >> reporter: a way to cope with difficulty. >> exhale. >> reporter: something catherine was experiencing herself as a first year
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teacher. >> i had relied previously on exercise and swimming. and yoga tricked me into calming down. breathe out. in a way that i was very surprised by. >> reporter: katherine thought if it worked for her, why not the students? so eight year, she stopped teaching 8th grade english and writing formed a nonprofit called "headstand" and brought a special child-friendly yoga program into the classroom to help at-risk kids. >> it has tremendous power to relieve our students of stress while simultaneously helping them uncover their own gifts and empower them to use those gifts in the world. >> reporter: four bay area elementary schools are currently using "headstand"'s full-time yoga teachers. she says in its eight years, "headstand" has taught yoga to 10,000 children. >> yoga isfor me to get ready for hard classes.
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>> reporter: the program director says yoga works because katherine customizes it for the kids. >> common childhood games, but have a little edge when they're taught. >> when a student is able to come into the present moment, find peace and stillness, i am really moved by that experience. >> thank you for sharing. >> reporter: so for empowering young students to find focus and inner peace through yoga, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to katherine ghannam. allen martin, kpix 5. ♪[ music ]♪ >> you can find more about "headstand" or nominate your own local hero for a jefferson award online at we'll be right back. that's it for k-p- i-x 5 news at you could save energy by living off the grid.
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well, today's tip of the day is going to be is new crop fuji apples in the market. oh, this is beautiful. fall time, so many different varieties of appleses showing up, the new variety and crop. it is beautiful new crop apples. they are crispy. not cold storm which you buy later on throughout the year or next year. they are just picked in the stores. the fuji are popular. in the market years ago when it was expensive and large, now it's common to find it. as a matter of fact, the prices are great this time of year. selection and storage is
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important. when you buy them, this beautiful color all the way around. free from any shriveling or wrinkling whatsoever very firm to the touch. when you bring them home in the refrigerator right away. fuji apples, new crop, great salads, great out of hand. love them. 'm tony ta ntillo, your fresh grocer. nd always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. >> my favorite. eat them with peanut butter. >> peanut butter? yum! >> all right. don't forget, allen and liz will see you here at 4:00 for the news. we're the generation that had it all.
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we're the generation that had the music and the moves. we're the generation that had the style. well, sometimes. we're the generation that walked where no one had walked before, like no one had walked before, and, boy, did we know how to fly. we're the generation that had a dream and broke down walls. we came together to feed the world's children. we came together to protect them. and in this dangerous world, we have to keep on saving them, protecting them, caring for them even when we're gone. if we remember unicef in our will, we'll remember the children who desperately need our help, and we'll be the generation who left a better world for children. visit
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♪ ♪ >> steffy: you're serious about this. >> bill: i want my son back, yes. >> steffy: then you'll have him back. i'll see to it. >> bill: well, i might want liam back, but he doesn't want me back, steffy. >> steffy: he will. just let me work on him. >> bill: for how long? i'm losing my patience. >> steffy: hey, you are the leader of this family. you've got to keep trying. and we can do this together. i'll be your advocate. just let me talk to liam. no more threats against your son. >> liam: yeah, and you tell the foreign minister, if t


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