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on kpix5 and streaming on cbsn bay area, a new vaccine mandate coming to schools in the east bay. good afternoon. i am len kiese. >> i am gianna franco. in a late night vote open unified decided all students 12 and over must be vaccinated to enter classrooms. >> the decision is already getting a strong reaction from teachers and parents. >> reporter: disapproval is the first of its kind here but other school districts may follow suit. this student vaccination requirement is a mandate and there is really no other option. how will that affect you and your family? are your kids going to get it or what? >> we'll look into it. like i said our position is who
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we go to. >> reporter: two kids in the district, he feels nobody, not even our children, should be forced into vaccination. >> a hipaa thing. it's not anybody's business who has the shot and who doesn't. >> reporter: last night oakland leaders voted it is their business. all children 12 and over must be fully vaccinated. only exceptions are medical or personal belief reasons. weekly testing is not an alternative. the board needs to work out a time line on when this takes effect and should know more next month. teachers also sounding off. >> for me a vaccine mandate is not a magic bullet. even with a mandate in place, we still need weekly mandatory testing at all sites. >> reporter: she said the district has been poor in handling covid in oo asor student vaccination enforcement, some say there is concern with alienating students and families. >> if somebody does have the shot it's not their business to tell anybody and i feel it
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shouldn't be anyone's business to ask. if you trust your physician and science, go wdon't know what he will do when it comes to his two children and getting the shot. when things are ironed out, we will let you know. there can soon be a statewide vaccine mandate for public school students 12 and over, that from california's top health official today. he says they're closely watching roll out of such mandates in oakland and los angeles. health officials say they've administered more vaccines than any other state and add california continues to have one of the lowest transmission rates in the country. a cdc panel is meeting to discuss use of booster shots. last night, fda granted emergency use authorization for certain people that. includes americans 65 and older, people 18 to 64 at ri se
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at higher risk like nursing home employees. cdc must get stamp of approval for any boosters and they're expected to vote on the measure today. taking a look at richmond where the bart station is open after someone died on the tracks. bart says there was no foul play and the person intentionally entered a restricted area. i am anne makovec at the live news desk covering a huge climate bill just signed by governor newsom. a live look at the state capitol in sacramento this afternoon, state now investing more than $15 billion into protecting california's environment, largest investment in state history. >> not just to climate proof but to future proof california, to make us more resilient, make us more capable of addressing these extremes. >> newsom signed the bill into larry county at the site of the knp complex fire in sequoia
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national park. that is where trresifoil to try to keep them safe from flames. the package of bills signed include moreonse as well as pro from extreme heat and sea level rise, including technology and prepositioning resources to minimize loss. >> if not now, when in the hell are we going to do it? what more evidence do you need of a world that's heating up and kids that are choking up and in growing number of of acres and communities and states burning up. >> knp complex fire has burned about 50 square miles. it is not expected to be contained until october 10th. >> thank you. we know air pollution isn't good for us but a study shows it is worse than we thought. ian lee has the story on the world health organization's findings. >> reporter: the world health organization is slashing recommended levels for air
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pollution, saying harmful effects of dirty air kick in at lower levels than first thought. the mple a of breathing ion, contributes to 7 million deaths a year. >> reporter: health officials say polluted air increases risk of conditions like pneumonia, asthma, heart disease, strike, and cancer. w.h.o. is urging nations to cut levels of several pollutants including nitrogen monoxide, carbon monoxide, fine particulate matter which can travel through the lungs and into the blood stream. >> clean air is a political choice and a societal responsibility. >> reporter: scientists say some of the most dangerous pollutants are fossil fuels burning from cars and power plants. last week, a court in indonesia found government officials guilty of environmental negligence for failing to tackle air pollution in the capitol and ordered them to clean up the smog. health experts say drastic cuts
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to air pollution worldwide could add two years to our lives. the w.h.o. is calling on governments to follow its formula fo cleaner future. >> w.h.o. ke conference in scotland next month. an air quality advisory issued for the bay area today and tomorrow. here is the reason why. you see that haze out there as we look to the tri valley with our live dublin camera. tracking light offshore winds, that's bringing more haze back to our region, checking air quality at the moment right now looking at good to moderate air quality. we have that haze aloft in the upper levels of the atmosphere. that air quality advisory in effect today and tomorrow, still looking at for the most part moderate air quality today and tomorrow. see co alk about wh wi temperatures coming up. a black lives matter activist moving to sue los angeles police department after
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an alleged swatting call. a report on how the victim isn't so sure about the explanation. >> just showed up. we were supposed to be at a press conference. >> reporter: the black lives matter l.a. cofounder recorded this instagram video last august when lapd officers showed up to her home after they say they got a 911 call about a hostage situation. >> we got a call that there is a male holding you guys hostage and he wants $1 million or he will kill you within an hour. >> no! there is nobody in the house except my own security. >> we got called because of that. we want to be sure you are okay. >> i am fine. my kids are petrified. >> reporter: police learn the call may have been a swatting incident, when a person falsely reports a crime. >> it was not accidental. they were not coming to quote unquote keep me safe. they were coming to invoke
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terror. they were coming to terrorize. >> reporter: in the lawsuit, she claims police never made contact with her before more than 20 officers surrounded her home intactcal gear. >> does lapd call the landline? no. does lapd call her cell phone? no. does lapd take measures to ensure that the call is not a hoax? no. >> reporter: she believes it was retribution for leading massive protests throughout l.a. in the days following the murder of george. they told us in a statement officers acted swiftly and professionally saying in part we have no doubt if lapd officers would have been delayed in their response or did not take the threat to kill hostages seriously, would be suing for not providing adequate police response. >> the mayors of san francisco, oakland, san jose came together this morning to discuss moving
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let's take a live look at the big board on this thursday afternoon to see how wall street is fairing. dow is in the green about 544 points. there is confusion about the biden administration's policy on migrants who have been camping on the southern border in texas. many have been deported. sources tell cbs news more than 1,000 have been allowed into u.s. to ask for asylum. >> reporter: haitian migrants
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scrambling to find their place in line and arguments break out on the tarmac as u.s. deportation flights ramp up in an effort to clear out the camp re than 14 haitians have been deported since sunday and there are plans for as many as seven flights a day to their homeland. fewer than 5,000 migrants remain in the camp as conditions deteriorate. just outside the bridge camp there are state troopers lined up as far as the eye can see in either direction here. the point is to build a wall of vehicles to prevent anyone from slipping into the u.s. tiffany burrow is director of organizations operations for organization. >> we see people in the asylum seeking process but it appears the majority are not. >> under the bridge, there are a lot more people. over here we are seeing a
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trickle of them although it's in the hundreds. so it's a lot for us too. >> reporter: in washington, members of the congressional black caucus met with white house officials demanding accountability for what they consider the mistreatment of migrants. >> we witnessed cowboys with their reigns again whipping black people, haitians, into the water and we're saying to the president and everybody else you have to stop this madness. >> reporter: the same lawmakers are calling for removal of border patrol agents seen on horseback intimidating migrants. the agents are currently under investigation and in the meantime have been reassigned to administrative duties. u.s. special envoy to haiti has resigned amid the crisis. he cited quote inhumane and counterproductive decision to
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deport thousands of haitian refugees from u.s. border in his resignation letter. he wrote u.s. approach to haiti is deeply flawed. he says haiti is unable to provide basic services and security to citizens and that will have consequences in the u.s. and its neighbors. time for a check of weather with meteorologist mary lee. at this lunchtime hour, tracking mostly sunny skies, a little bit haze out there. here is a live look with our sales force tower camera as we look east across the bay. you see that haze as we look at our lunchtime noon hour, looking at temperatures in the 60s, 70s, 80s. concord you are 83 with sunshine, 89 livermore, 70 in san francisco, 76 in san jose, 72 for santa rosa right now. the drought monitor was just released this morning, latest drought information and not a lot has changed. an exceptional drought, the very worst drought category for
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the entire north bay, east bay, tri valley, parts of san francisco county area, parts of the south bay. in red is an extreme drought, second worst drought category for the peninsula and for the rest of the south bay. the satellite and radar view, that ridge of high pressure building in today and also looking at light offshore winds as well. as we go through our day looking at just some passing clouds and a bit of haze. as we look to tomorrow, pretty much the same with our temperatures above average for this time of year. we have an air quality advisory in effect today and tomorrow because moderate air quality and that haze. here is what you can expect as we look to early next week. i am watching this low pressure system, upper level low that will bring rain to pacific northwest and could bring a few showers to the north bay as we look to next tuesday. sun set at 7:04 and sunrise tomorrow at 6:59 am. daytime highs, upper 60s to low
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70s along the coast, mid to upper 70s around the bay, mid 80s for peninsula and daytime highs into 80s and 90s inland. it is cooler as we look to our weekend and early next week for inland east bay and north bay, warming back up as we look to your friday and 70s and 80s for our weekend and into next week. kind of the up and down with our temperatures as we head through the next several days but cooler for the weekend ahead. >> a little bit of a roller coaster. thanks. coming up, what one bay area woman is doing to
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from the ground up, helping to make san francisco the greenest big city in america. let's keep making a differene together. princess cruises was born right here in california. for over 55 years, we've been helping californians
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from quilting to computer lab. why not also make it a covid testing and vaccination site? she worked to make it happen, heads up the corporation ich rves more than 300 older adults. yo ou shouldn't have to el get access to everything that you need. so we are extremely thankful for that. >> reporter: the staff called all the seniors and got more than 75% of them vaccinated earlier this year. by spring she encountered more people of all ages afraid to get the shot. she and her team went block by block person to person countering what she calls misinformation with personal stories. >> what it means is if you are unvaccinated and get covid, when you take it home to your grandmother, mother, father, wife, your children, you very well could be spreading it. >> reporter: she hosted
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discussion groups like one with a doctor and several african- american men. >> i am proud after that. for sure i know seven of the nine attendees at the focus group ultimately got vaccinated. >> reporter: word spread. >> when it took one person who said all right ms. felicia i will get the vaccine. then another young man walking in said "you got the shot, i will go get mine." that quick, we had a whole change. >> reporter: she shares her own health challenges. she had a kidney removed. >> i took off my cap, said i have lupus, let people see that i am still here even with all the illness that i live with. >> reporter: her next project is to drive to neighbors' homes with the vaccine if they hang a certain plaque on their door knob. this senior citizen katie hamilton says felicia simply
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cares. >> she is compassionate and concerned about the individual. >> reporter: for helping more than 1500 of her neighbors get vaccinated against covid-19, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to felicia thibodaux. >> nominate someone for the award. click on the nominations tab and complete the online form with the details about your nominee. we'll have a last look at weather when we come back. searchers in china have their hands full right now.
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bay area city leading the way when it comes to conserving water. what's the secret? at 5:00, how the community is stepping up during the drought. let's get a last look at weather with mary. you see the hazy skies in the tri valley with bl camera. haze out there. good to moderate air quality now. we have an air quality advisory in effect today and for tomorrow because looking at moderate air quality, so that haze that you see looking at especially inland just aloft in the upper levels of the atmosphere. as we go through tomorrow, another warm day. we will cool it down into early next week san francisco, oakland, san jose.
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inland east bay, north bay heating up again tomorrow and there we go for the cooler temperatures for the weekend and next week. >> thank you. a panda party in china. the panda research center is celebrating a massive amount of new cubs. >> this year, 24 cubs have been born so far and they've had nine sets of twins. researchers say this bodes well for the species. goodness. >> so cute! >> the one sleeping on his back with his paws up. so cute. >> pandas are my irit
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[ upbeat mellow instrumental ] ♪♪ >> steffy: well, i think we sufficiently tired out the kids. kelly and hayes passed out the moment i put them down. >> finn: play hard, crash hard. >> steffy: yeah. words to live by. did we do the same to uh, to paris? where is she? >> finn: she's upstairs, i think she's coming back. >> steffy: your instincts were right about her. i think she's great, you know. she's such a welcomed addition. >> finn: oh seriously. paris is awesome. she's great with the kids, a good friend. always upbeat. >> steffy: yeah. >> finn: makes it impossible to be in a bad mood when


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