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intersection, you see the moment of impact, wow. a blue sedan slams into that officer and sends her flying. she was rushed to the hospital. we are still waiting to hear the latest on the status of her injuries and how she is doing. this happened at a four-way intersection with all drivers required to stop there. the investigation will focus on whether the driver of that car sped through the intersection. here is another part telephone story. the officer injured was with south san francisco police. we've been told she was in redwood city conducting special traffic enforcement, among other things. officers were looking for people running stop signs. more on the story as we get it. also new at 5:00, disturbing video of a man setting a vallejos by on fire. watch security video clearly showing the man crouch down, starting the fire and then walking away. it all happened overnight at a market on the corner of marin and georgia in downtown vallejo. our max darrow on how the store owner watched it all happen. >> the anchor pantry here in
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downtown vallejo, it's all boarded up. there is extensive damage inside and outside. but the community here in vallejo is rallying to help the business owner who says this disaster won't decimate her dream. >> that's him starting it and actually walking away. >> reporter: this is the surveillance video jessica brooks watched around 3:00 in the morning after getting a notification on her phone. a random man setting her barely 1-year-old downtown vallejo market anchor pantry on fire. >> it was someone that was an experienced arsonist. they had a bottle of gas. they had a blanket that they used as a wick. they knew exactly what they were doing. >> reporter: smoke filled the inside, and flames engulfed the storefront on marin street. >> just sadness, and i was just stunned and couldn't believe it was happening. >> that was confirmed to be an arson case. vallejo police took a 32-year-old man identified as xavier williams into custody and booked him for arson. the suspect, seen in the video --
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>> was picked up within two blocks of the fire's location momentums after the fire was called. in so that's one individual, potential danger to our community that is off the streets. >> reporter: a pile of rubble now sits out front the anchor pantry. and the business next door, the joint, was also red tagged. but across the street inside the alibi bookshop, karen finley is on a mission to mobilize the immunity to help lift her neighbors. >> so we spring into action, embassy that's what we do. so we started a gofundme and we're starting one for stephanie at the joint. >> reporter: they've already raised more than $25,000. >> the community has really stepped up and is supporting. and it's been incredible to watch. >> i can't believe that. that's amazing. >> reporter: brooks now has her eyes on climbing out of the rubble. a new future is on the other side. >> my dream won't die that easily. i'll definitely come back and build it better than it was before. >> reporter: in marijuana, max
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darrow, kpix 5. on the fire watch now, firefighters are battling a brushfire just below the iconic griffith park observatory in los angeles. take a look. park rangers have had to evacuate the observatory, and they're turning away hikers from entering the trails nearby. crews say the fire broke out around 3:00 this afternoon and it's grown to almost four acres. also, a firefighter was hurt battling an apartment fire in san jose this morning. this one broke out in a two-story building just before 10:00 a.m. it happened on fitchville avenue north of the willow glen neighborhood. it may have started in a unit that was under construction. two others were injured. a cat was saved. live look at oakland, where there is a new push to make the city an abortion sanctuary. leaders set to vote on the resolution to make it a right to choose city. they want county and state leaders to provide additional money for abortions and reproductive health. >> because we know that abortion is health care rights. and access to health care is incredibly important.
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i also want to say that this is a right to our democracy. first they want to take away our right to abortion. next you know they're going to want to take away our rights to vote. >> oakland leaders want to follow in the footsteps of santa clara county. lawmakers there voted to approve funding to help women from out of state seeking abortions. latina leaders coming together in san jose for a cause. they are pushing to make sure their votes are heard. the women are rallying in support of measure b. >> it will move san jose's mayoral election to the same year as the presidential election starting in 2024. kpix 5's kiet do explains on how this could magnify the power of latino voters. >> reporter: we are here in east san jose at the blanca alvarado community resource center for one of the largest concentrations of latina power we have seen in the south bay in quite some time. all to tell voters one message. >> exercise your power, our power by voting.
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specifically, voting yes on measure b. >> reporter: measure b would move the san jose's mayor election to coincide with the presidential election. right now it's held in offcycle years. and by doing so, the latina coalition of silicon valley says voter turnout would increase by 30%. and latina voter turnout would increase 150%. >> this is meeting voters where they're at. meeting working people where they're at. making sure when we're voting in november, that we're capturing that voice at the local level. otherwise there is low engagement, and you don't get as many voices a the table. >> reporter: dressed as rosa the riveter, a virtual who's who backed measure b. >> it is a good business model to have increased representation. it's important that local city leaders who are making decisions that impact our daily lives represent all of our voices. >> we deserve good lives. and measure b is a way we can
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get there. >> reporter: not to mention blanca alvarado, long-time social activist known as the god mother of east san jose. >> our obligation is to encourage, to animate the energize the voter turnout. it's good democracy to do that. >> is it your view that the presidential election and all the hoopla and drama that comes with it would overshadow the mayoral election if they were to happen in the same year? >> absolutely. absolutely. >> reporter: pat wait, president of citizens for fiscal responsibility says since san jose alternates elections for odd and even number districts, turnout for half of the districts would suffer. >> without the mayoral election, i think you'd see even lower turnout. you've got even fewer voters picking half the representatives on the council. >> reporter: and wait says it would be difficult to have a meaningful public debate on local issues like homelessness and affordable housing. >> the mary's race would be overwhelmed in terms of the voice, by the voice of the national elections. i think we end up suffering as a
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city because of that. >> reporter: measure b is enjoying a wide margin of support. a wide poll of voters show 60% voting yes. >> what i know about latinas is when we put our mind to something, we get it done. >> si se puede! si se puede! >> reporter: in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. >> we'll keep you informed on all the big issues leading up to the june primary. san jose police have made an arrest in a deadly shooting near san jose state. officers identified the suspect as jessica garrison. she was booked into santa clara county main jail for homicide. the arrest comes one day after garrison told police that she and her boyfriend had been shot on tenth street in downtown. the man was pronounced dead at the scene. garrison was taken to the hospital and later into police custody. the motive for the shooting is under investigation. president biden visiting the site of the mass shooting in buffalo earlier today. he and the first lady paying their respects to the ten
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victims who lost their lives to a gunman. a live look at the tops grocery store in buffalo this evening. the parking lot is still blocked off as authorities continue to investigate the scene. president biden calling the at attack domestic terrorism. cbs news is live in buffalo with more on the president's visit. >> ryan, good evening. president biden when he spoke here said that white supremacy is a poison on this nation. and tonight we're also learning more details about the depth of planning that went into this attack. according to police, the shooter visited this store the day before the shooting. >> white supremacy is a poison. it's a poison. >> reporter: speaking in buffalo tuesday, president biden called the supermarket mass shooting a murderous, racist rampage. ten lives were lost saturday, and three people wounded at a tops grocery store, where police say a white gunman intentionally
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targeted black people. president biden also called out the unfounded racist ideology known as replacement theory. >> i call on all americans to reject the lie, and i condemn those who spread the lie for power, political gain, and for profit. >> reporter: earlier the president and first lady paid their respects at a memorial to the victims. they met privately with the families, listening and offering comfort. >> buffalo is hurting. >> reporter: denise alston lost her friend pearl yung in the attack. >> she didn't care who you was, what color skin, what political issues you shared. she was serving. >> reporter: crime tape still encircles the perimeter of the store. they're working as quickly as possible to process the scene so it can reopen. the suspected shooter remains behind bars after pleading not guilty to a preliminary murder charge. investigator says he scouted targets for months, and officials are now concerned
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about copycats. >> we have been made aware of many social media posts going around with possible threats. >> reporter: president biden says the u.s. has to get assault weapons off the streets and tackle internet radicalization. and pearl young, one of the victims, was 77 years old. her friend told me she was general trous everyone. she probably even would have been generous to the shooter if the circumstances had been different. buffalo, new york, michael george. ryan, back to you. >> thank you very much, michael george reporting live in buffalo. the man accused of a shooting inside an orange county church appeared in court today. david chou has been charged with five felony count, including one count of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder. investigators say chou traveled from las vegas to carry out his attack. that left one person dead and injured another. >> the lying in wait with the
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personal use of a firearm makes this case alone without more life without the possibility of parole, assuming we can prove all the charges. >> the judge has grid to not give bail to chou. the judge also grid to continue his arraignment until next month. to the war in ukraine, where the battle for mariupol appears to be over. russia appears to hold the entire port city. new video released appears to show wounded ukrainian troops being carried from the steel plant on stretchers. others were bussed to russian-controlled areas where moscow said the wounded would be treated. ukraine's last defenders in mariupol have endured relentless strikes from russian force for more than two months. still ahead on kpix 5 and streaming on cbs news bay area, a green light for the first covid booster shots for kids. what parents should know. plus, a bay area school bus driver forced to take cover when she is caught in the crossfire
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of bullets. and a new subscriber slump has netflix cutting corners. the blunt message to employees about its new culture. temperatures a little warmer today than yesterday. the warm-up is going to continue tomorrow. take a look ahead to the weekend forecast, coming u
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fanduel and draftkings, two out of state corporations making big promises to californians. what's the real math behind their ballot measure for online sports betting? 90% of profits go to the out of state corporations permanently. only eight and a half cents is left for the homeless. and in virginia, arizona, and other states, fanduel and draftkings use loopholes to pay far less than was promised. sound familiar? it should. it's another bad scheme for california.
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the fda just granted emergency authorization allowing children to get a covid booster shot. this covers kids ages 5 to 11 and those who got their first two doses after five months can now get the pfizer vaccine. according to company data, the vaccine raised omicron-fighting antibodies by 36 times. and earlier today, we spoke to dr. yvonne maldonado to talk about the booster approval and the fda decision. >> it comes at a really good time because this vaccine, the primary series, for this age group was authorized in late october, early november. so we're just about five months plus out from that. and it's time for kids to be
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considered for boosters. and more importantly, the cdc group advisory group is going to meet on thursday and give us more information about their clinical guidance. so they'll give us a lot more information. and we as pediatricians will be able to get that information out to families. so when they have questions. >> according to pfizer, out of the 4500 kids tested in the vaccine trial, there were no health issues reported. apple is delaying its plan to bring employees back to the office three days a week. the company is citing increases in covid-19 cases for that delay. apple was set to require its employees to come in starting on may 23rd, and the company has not set a new return date just yet. employees have been coming in two days a week as part of ramp-up efforts that started in april. for now that mandate will stay in place, and apple is reinstating its mask mandate for employees at about 100 u.s. retail stores. we're also getting a closer look at google's new silicon valley campus. it's right by nasa's ames
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research center near moffett field. the campus is more than a million square feet. it's pretty big. it's got 20 acres of open space, an event center, even some short-term employee housing. there is also public access to expanded trails that have panoramic bayviews. big news for netflix. the streaming company will lay off 2% of its workforce. that works out to about 150 people losing their jobs. the layoffs come after netflix reported its first subscriber loss in a decade. the los gatos-based company is now exploring low-cost ad supported tiers with the hopes of raising revenue. netflix is also taking a harder line with its employees, the company telling works they are may have to work on content they don't agree with. it came after some employees pushed back on that content. the new memo said not everyone will like or agree everything on our service. if you find it hard to support our content breadth, netflix may
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not be the best place for you. a battle over bots could stop elon musk from buying twitter. musk destroyed to buy twitter last month for $43 million. now he says the deal can't november forward unless twitter proves less than 5% of its accounts are fake or banned. meanwhile, the turnover at twitter is continuing. three more senior employees announcing they are leaving ahead of the anticipated buyout. a big rally on wall street today. the dow was up 431, the nasdaq up 321, more than 2.5%. the s&p gained about 81. fire crews still putting out hot spots after a grass fire in san jose. it happened near a creek by kelly park on roberts avenue and story road this afternoon. that fire burned nearly four acres. the cause of that fire is under investigation. that was a small fire, but it's coming more normal as the years go by. >> whenever the temperatures warm up, we have to worry about
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an elevated fire threat. and temperatures are going to continue warming up as we head through the rest of this week. that's one of the things we'll have to keep an eye on. in general it's going to be a pleasant weather pattern. temperatures are going to be running at least a few degrees above average, if not way above average farther inland. even warmer temperatures tomorrow is an area of high pressure in the atmosphere centered way out here over the pacific. builds close enough to us to compress the air overhead. there is more air on top of it gets compressed and warms up. we're tracking a system it's going to miss us to the northwest. it is going dive down what we call an inside slider because it slides down from the north inside of the coastline. these are the kinds of systems that we have to watch, not because they bring us any chance of rain. completely wrong trajectory for that, but they bring us an elevated fire threat. as it makes its way into the great basin, it turns into an offshore direction. this one looks a little too inside to significantly boost the threat across the bay area.
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forecast humidity levels, they disappeared on me. okay. not sure what happened there. they're going to be lowest over solano county that we have a fire weather watch that continues through 8:00 on friday. that's the one county in the bay area that is under a fire weather watch. everyone else no advisories in effect. right now looking at oakland. seeing plenty of sunshine. only 60 for downtown san francisco with a mix of 70s and low 80s. 71 in san jose but 81 degrees in santa rosa and concord. if you're heading out to the coliseum for the second game of the a's, steadily cooling off as we head through the rest of the evening with a noticeable breeze to make things feel a little cooler. kind of typical may baseball weather for the bay area. the winds are going to remain fairly gusty as we head through the evening. once the wind goes down, the winds are going to calm down significantly, income, mcing almost calm. we're not going lose the onshore influence as we head through the
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next couple of days. but pretty weak. temperatures along the coast should make it up into the low 60s. san francisco should make it up to 70. upper 70s for oakland and the east bay with the onshore flow dropping temperatures back as it strengthens during the late afternoon and early evening. tonight upper 40s and low 50s. that's normal for this time of year. high temperatures tomorrow, though, going to be about 5 to 10 degrees above normal around the bay. warming up the around 70 degrees 2:00 in the afternoon in san francisco. and then the onshore breeze strengthens and temperatures start to back off a little faster than other parts of the bay area. santa rosa, no such worry there's. your temperatures are going the start off in the upper 40s. you're going warm up by 42 degrees, up to 91 for a high in the afternoon. concord a warm-up to 91 degrees by 4:00 as well. that onshore flow not strong enough to push any significant marine air inland. san jose well above normal too. up into the mid-80s during the afternoon. just a couple of high clouds way up in the atmosphere, otherwise plenty of sunshine.
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the hot spots far inland in the east bay up into the low to mid-90s. 96 degrees for fairfield. today we had 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s tonight map simultaneous. low 60s along the coast. the onshore influence is still with us throughout the creation of the warm spell that's going to settle in for most of the bay area. temperatures after tomorrow minor little ups and downs as the wind sutly shifts from day to day. look likes the cooler days for san jose will be thursday and friday, and then it's right back up into the mid-80s. not even a hint of rain in the seven-day forecast, which is not a surprise this time of year. but it would be nice before the end of may rolls around if we had one more chance of showers to pay us a visit. instead, all those fire fuels are just going to be cooking in the above average temperatures. we'll take a look at the fire danger index. >> you've expressed concern over that over and over this year. . we appreciate it. the warriors look nice and loose heading into the western conference finals. but find out who isn't excited
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about going to chase center tomorrow night. plus, a church in the east bay devastated after thieves strike for a second time in a matter of months. and coming up on our streaming service, a doctor for stanford health care talks about a rare outbreak of severe hepatitis among young children. plus, we have tips for parentings struggling to get their hands on baby formula. find us on pluto tv channel i joined the district attorney's office to pursue justice for everyone. but like so many of my colleagues, i resigned in protest because chesa boudin interfered in every single case and failed to do his job.
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the office is absolutely in disarray right now. chesa dissolved my unit prosecuting car break-ins. now criminals flock to san francisco because there are no consequences. we can't wait. recall chesa boudin now. for state controller, only yiu will save taxpayers money. wait, who, me? me? no, not you. yvonne yiu. yvonne yiu. not me. good choice. for 25 years, yiu worked as an executive at top financial firms. managed hundreds of audits. as mayor, she saved taxpayers over $55 million. finding waste. saving money. because... yiu is for you. yiu is for you. exactly. yvonne yiu. democrat for controller.
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how about a live look outside chase center where the warriors and mavericks held their final practice. >> the latest on the western conference final, and an old friend is already getting dub nation all riled up. >> wait until you hear him. the state of the warriors fresh, rested. it takes 16 play-off wins to get a title. and it's eight and counting.
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injured gary payton ii doing what he can the maybe rush later in the series. otto porter jr. is on track to possibly play tomorrow night. at lip-synching, juans to skein know anderson feeling good. the only person not excited, charles barkley, who let his feelings about this great city come through at the end of tnt's coverage last night. >> this is the end of it all. i mean, san francisco, we'll be in san francisco. you know that. >> i hate san francisco. oh, i hate san francisco. >> why? >> i just dent like it. i got to like a city because y'all like it? >> no, i'm just asking why. >> i've never had fun there. >> want to go alcatraz, chuck? yeah, let's go to alcatraz. >> going to a family reunion? >> shots fired. now i don't think charles really
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believes half of the things that he is a viewing draw. i'll give him that. >> i mean, we can take him to alcatraz and just leave him. >> he has no -- he wans to get in, do the game and then get out. i'll see him tomorrow night. we'll see what we can straighten it out. >> put him on a cable car or something. eel enjoy that. >> send us your fan photos or videos using the #kpix, and we may show them right here on air. i'm john ramos in the east bay. currently most mental illness treatment is strictly voluntary. some call that a civil right. but families are saying it's only making things worse. >> it's time to listen to families, to the people who have lived with the consequences of withholding necessary medical treatment. >> plus, a bay area school bus caught in the crossfire. the scary close call for the driver. and congress trying to unravel the mystery of ufos.
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>> right away you are fighting with a system to get help. and you can't get it. >> families speaking out in support of a controversial plan to force treatment on people with severe mental illness. good evening to you. i'm ryan yamamoto. >> hello, i'm sara donchey. this evening we are hearing deeply personal stories of families who would be impacted by the governor's plan to overhaul mental health care. we're talking about the toughest cases of people living on the streets, the ones clearly in crisis. the issue, how to help them. >> the governor's proposed solution is something called care court. it would create a new wing of the court allowing a judge to create a care plan for a person dealinwith mental illness. the person who qualified is at least 18, with stits friendia or another diagnosed disorder. ab about 25% of


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