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stepping up their response already. what they say you can do to help. good evening, i am allen martin. >> i'm juliette goodrich in for liz tonight. let's take a live look at the roads for you. commuters who didn't go into the office now trying to head home. some trying to make that trek into work on fridays. >> looking at downtown san francisco where hybrid work schedules are making a huge difference, especially on fridays. >> how that is impacting businesses as they try to recover from the pandemic. >> reporter: here in the financial district there was a noticeable difference walking the streets today. restaurants are feeling the impact, and so are those working here all week. less people means fewer customers in person, but also shorter lines for those who do commute on fridays. >> so many times people walk through the door and say, i can't believe you are open again. so excited to see you.
>> reporter: recently reopened its restaurant on market street, a sign that enough people are back working downtown. >> there is almost a golden gate bridge look to your curves on your sales and your labor. >> reporter: it is the customers who come in during the middle of the week that keep them going. sails usually drop ar frida. adjusting itsngst we cannot look historically anymore to get a baseline. you have to create a new baseline. >> reporter: pre-pandemic, there were plenty of catering orders from downtown offices. now it is encouraging gift cards for those employers. >> business has improved tremendously. fridays -- friday lunch particularly. is probably the weakest at the moment. >> reporter: restaurants don't rely completely on downtown workers. still, they can run the dining room on fridays with one or two fewer people. >> not coming on friday. you see it on the street today. those who work downtown five days a week notice fewer folks on the sidewalks and that there are more empty seats on the bus
on fridays. >> oh, yeah. tuesday through thursday is the biggest foot traffic downtown. >> reporter: an unexpected adjustment two years into the pandemic. part of the process of getting back to a busy downtown. >> i think there is a huge amount of resiliency in the city of san francisco. >> reporter: reporting in san francisco, shawn chitnis. kpix 5. we are following rain back into the forecast for part of your quicken. let's get to first alert chief meteorologist paul heggen. >> didn't amount to anything measurable, but a trace of rain. we will take that in the month of may. and the salesforce tower has been pretty much run at the level of those clouds throughout the day. we're just looking right at the bottom of the clouds as we look toward oakland. those clouds have been thickening up and giving some of that drizzle. a few actual showers north of the golden gate. others showers trying to make its way onshore right now. a lot of shower activity has been ducking underneath the
radar beam. literally flying underneath the radar. we are talking about a 1 in 3 chance as we head through the rest of this evening. rain chances dwindling even further as we go into tonight. saturday looks like the dry have the weekend. it doesn't mean it is going to be perfect for any outdoor activities. we will talk about the cool and breezy conditions coming up in the forecast. where getting a glimpse at what could be a rough summer. one that includes power blackouts. state power officials say it is possible there could be an energy shortfall of 1700 megawatts. that is enough to power 1.3 million homes. the trouble would come when you would expect. on the state's hottest days. the concern is we could see rolling blackouts just like in august of 2020 when a heat wave blanketed to several western states. >> looking at modeling, we are looking at the worst hour, which means the sunset -- is not going to help us. we have a huge amount of solar
in california's system. and it is still hot. people are still running their air conditioning in the worst month, which is looking like september. >> there is a good chance we could lose hydroelectric power just like last summer. that is when the facility at lake orville shut down because of low reservoir levels. >> two people were killed in a small plane crash. an emergency beacon went off in the park about 2:15 this afternoon just north of the golden gate bridge. investigators found the crash site and the two victims north of councilman road. no word yet on what led up to that crash. >> and i to a developing story. california lawmakers are making it clear even if roe v wade is overturned, they will protect reproductive rights in the state. kpix 5's max darrow has the story. >> reporter: to nevada relative that, the fight for reproductive
rights is personal. >> i had this vivid memory of what i saw in 1968 and that was an illegal abortion. >> reporter: it was her friend five years before roe v wade would have given her a legal option. >> she had to be at a hotel room in which the assistant came in first, laid down the plastic on the bed, and blindfolded her. >> reporter: three years after roe, -- >> i had a legal abortion in '76. no woman goes into an abortion with a sense of glee. >> reporter: jordan believes the supreme court does in fact -- all it will do is stop women from getting safe abortions. >> it has never stopped abortions all through history. and now that you have 50 years of safe, legal abortions, it is definitely not going to stop them. >> never before has this taken place in our country. a right taken away.
>> reporter: more than a dozen women in leadership roles, urged the senate to pass the women's health production act, which would codify roe v wade. >> reproductive choice is personal. it is private. and it is serious. and we should trust women to make those decisions. >> reporter: as some of our local elected officials continue their push to codify roe v wade, other elected officials doubled down in their support. >> i think those decisions should be made by the elected representatives back in the very states. i think that is the correct answer. >> i wish i could sit down with each one of them and talk about what i experienced in 1968 with an illegal abortion. >> reporter: to jordan, it comes down to personal freedom. >> no matter where you stand on that issue, you've got to be able to allow people choice
over their own bodies. that is where i really stand on this. you are against abortion. fine. never have one. but it cannot be against choice for other people in their lives. >> reporter: in nevada, max darrow. kpix 5. tesla is going to cover travel costs for any employees seeking abortions out of state. the company did move from palo alto to texas last year. texas has banned abortions. texas says that travel and lodging would be covered for healthcare services not available in an employee's home state. we will have continuing coverage on kpix.com and streaming on cbs news bay area. a bay area congressman pushing for more help to fight organized retail crime. representative eric swalwell sending a letter to the fbi to get involved with local and state law enforcement.
a recent survey found most retailers are seeking an uptick or they are seeing an uptick in crimes. congressman says they are getting more violent too. >> i cannot tell you the trauma that it brings to a store clerk who experiences this. i have had these folks as witnesses before as a prosecutor. i have worked with them as victims of crime. we also mentioned it is getting more and more violent. and it has to stop. we have to be able to take back our communities and take back our retail. >> swallow says the role could be especially helpful in stopping crimes before they start. a car went over that cliff in san francisco. you're looking at images from san francisco firefighters taken just hours after the crash. they say the car went off a cliff near the old sutro baths in the lands and neighborhood just before 3:00 in the morning. the car dropped 30 to 40 yards.
two of the people in that car in critical condition. they are still investigating. they say no word whether drugs are all all played a role. new video of a brush fire near mayer island comes to us from the way health firefighters. this -- did block off some lanes of traffic this afternoon. still ahead on kpix 5 and cbs news bay area, an early and maybe eerie sign that bay area firefighters are gearing up for a busy fire season. the steps you can take to help them out. battle for control. the gilroy garlic festival may be getting a revival but not in a way that makes the locals very happy. >> it is a little bit irresponsible to use the legacy. taking on oakland's digital divide. why advo out-of-state corporations wrote an online sports betting plan they call "solutions for the homeless". really? the corporations take 90 percent of the profits. and using loopholes they wrote, they'd take even more.
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fire crews also using bulldozers . last year, the county says 60 residents were forced into fee. part of the problem overgrown weeds and a lack of defensible space. >> now is the time just as the fire district has taken all of these preparedness steps. our fire prevention folks have sent notices. we ask for voluntary cooperation. people prepared their homes and property through weed abatement and anything they can do on their properties to be prepared for fire. this fire season they have developed a digital evacuation planning tool. that helps homeowners plan for a wildfire escape route. we're putting that website on the screen right now. you can find your evacuation zone by visiting cws alerts.com/know your zone. back to you. the battle over the future location of gilroy's garlic location continues. two cities pushing --
debating the festival's return to their city, one organizer is adamant stockton would be the better home for the event as he claims gilroy's hesitancy this close to the event is unsettling. can christopher, his grandfather helped cofound the festival in the 70s, claims the move is downright theft. >> you cannot take the festival away from gilroy. it is a little bit irresponsible for them to use our legacy for themselves. >> reporter: some kind of garlic festival could not happen at san joaquin fairgrounds. a lawsuit from a florida pension fund is looking to block elon musk's purchase of twitter. he wants to keep musk from buying the social media giant before 2025. the plaintiffs argue the merger cannot be made that quickly, saying it would harm shareholders. twitter and elon musk have not responded to that suit.
oakland students getting a big tech upgrade. taking a live look at oakland knock on the mayor and oakland undivided. announcing a plan to make sure that all 50,000 students in oakland public schools have access to a computer and internet at home. one principle says that makes a difference for kids and their parents ability to help. >> also have parents learn the software learning platforms to help kids grow in reading and math. that made a tremendous growth in our data for our students. so we are very proud to be partners with oakland undivided. >> the program costs about $12 million. there is some help from private partners. >> plans for the weekend in a busy sports weekend in the bay area. so, the giants are hosting a series tonight. they have the game against the st. louis cardinals. playoff basketball tomorrow night. the warriors take on the memphis grizzlies in game three. >> that always makes it a fun weekend.
and of course a little change in our weather too. >> yeah. pitchers are going to take even more of a drop for mother's day. happy mother's day. >> thank you anyway. i'll take it. >> a little bit of rain. will definitely take even a little bit of rain in the forecast. it is not going to amount to a whole lot. a few showers out there for the north bay already. patches of mist and drizzle. about six to eight hours or so. mostly cloudy tonight. that patchy fog and drizzle is going to spread into some of the inland valleys by tomorrow morning. it is going to be breezy and cool saturday. saturday looks like the better half of the week and for any outdoor activities it on mother's day, we bring that chance for showers. nothing but further to the south. right now, that chance of showers is north of the golden gate. barely showing up on first alert doppler because the radar is located in south bay. by the time that radar beam gets to the north bay, it is well above ground greater levels. we're going to see a few of
those hit and miss showers. we switch over to the future test. a pretty good depiction of what we expect over the next few hours. showers making their way through sonoma and marin counties. napa county, your chances are quite a bit lower. trying to send some of those showers into san francisco and maybe down the peninsula. i think that is going to take the form of some drizzle like we saw in the past couple of hours. generally damp and not much in terms of a miserable rain chance. fog as we head through the rest of tonight. that should dissipate as we head to late morning. the next round of rain is not going to hit until mother's day. mid to late morning. it is a good chance of rain. you have the best chance of anybody. the number and percentages are significantly lower for san francisco and oakland. close to zero for san jose and inland parts of the east bay. adding all of it up, it is not going to be a whole lot. on the high and maybe a little bit more than 1/10 of an inch of rain.
otherwise, 300. i think that is -- right now looking toward the golden kate from the mark hopkins hotel. fog making its way through the golden gate. temperatures mostly in the 60s. 59 degrees for downtown san francisco. unnoticeable breeze there. is the onshore breeze is going to be smaller tomorrow. temperatures are going to struggle to warm up. we will start off around 50 degrees. the temperatures will make it up into the upper 60s. we are talking 20 to 30 mile an hour gusts by mid to late afternoon. temperatures about 3 to 5 degrees below average. the warmest spots only reaching the low 70s. a drop in temperatures even more than that for inland parts of the bay area from saturday to sunday. off and on rain chances could make their way as far south as oakland on sunday. and again on tuesday.
best chance of rain overall is north of the golden gate and right along the coast. once temperatures drop for mother's day, we are going to spend the rest of the week trying to claw our way back up to average temperatures by the end of the week. >> i'm sure we csun in the horizon very soon after. >> oh, yeah. >> enjoyed this rain. >> just in time for memorial day and the kids getting out of school. >> all right. thank you. cbs evening news is coming up. >> here is norah o'donnell with a preview. >> good evening, allen and juliet for coming up at kpix 5 news at 6:00. former secretary of defense mark asper about then president trump asking him to shoot muscles missiles into mexico to destroy drug cartels. we have that and all of today's headlines tonight on the cbs evening news. coming up, big sports weekend ahead. we will give you a little taste of what is to come. simultaneously, just a half mile down the road there is a pretty big game being played at
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is ahead of the transition. that is our mantra. >> dillon brooks has definitely left his mark on this series. the warriors have had three days to stew over gary payton. and that could lay in their favor tomorrow night. >> you want every single emotion you can have in a playoff series. somebody want to smoke you, you got to or you lose. putting all emotions aside are not letting your emotions get the best of you. if your emotions get the best of you, they should. >> stephen adams will be ready for the smoke. tremont famously kicked adams during the 2016 playoffs. adams is returning tomorrow night. he missed the last three games after testing positive for covid. steph curry print could give his mom an early mother's day gift by taking care of the basketball tomorrow night. he gave it away five times in game two. -- she is always a phone call away. >> thankfully she was not at game two because i would have gotten an earful after the game. outside of having to worry
about the penalty. more so just the embarrassment of getting a text from mom. i'm still on her radar. >> happy 91st birthday to the say hey kid. the greatest living baseball player. missed you willie mays. how about a win on his birthday? giants host the cardinals tonight. snapping a four-game losing streak third from one giant's legend to another, tomorrow is buster posey day. it will be his first appearance at the ballpark since his retirement and press conference last fall. posey told knbr that he hopes to remain a part of the giants organization going forward. college hoops. here we go. the cal bears landed kentucky's former starting point guard. he was a big-time recruit out of high school, but he has yet to burst onto the national scene. he spent last year at texas as a role player. formula one is holding its first-ever race in miami this weekend, but it's biggest star is starting to sit out if a new rule is enforced that bans
drivers from wearing jewelry. lewis hamilton let the bling do the talking in today's press conference. look at this. he showed up wearing three watches, eight rings, four necklaces and if one earring is not enough on each year, why not where to? hamilton said there is plenty to do in miami if he does not race. he is not lying there. reminds me of the old days when i used to show up with the double earrings. absolutely not. >> bring back the old days. up next, the flower business booming again. or should i say blooming again? for mother's day. what to expect
chat. sunday is mother's day. >> if you have not heard, we are here to tell you. for many of you, this is a chance to celebrate with your mom and maybe flower her or shower her with flowers. the sf flower mart buzzing with a blooming business this morning. they say everything is rocking and rolling for mother's day. one floor is saying this is a welcome return for the industry. >> we also have our weddings back. and events are back. all of the stuff is happening, so it is layers and layers of things that did not really happen last year. so there is a different vibe and energy and frazzle factor. >> expect to pay a little more for the flowers this year. we are told of the supply should be good. so no excuses, gentlemen up here. >> right, well it is done. i will take a homemade card any
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