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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 california's
population was considered mentally ill in 2020. opponents argue it's inhumane and ineffective. >> but kpix 5's john ramos heard from families who feel that forcing treatment may be the only way. >> disability rights groups say it's a matter of civil liberty. but some family members of the mentally ill say it may be the only way they can survive. there were only seven people at today's press conference. no crowd of supporters, no street full of marchers, but they're used to that. despite the happy pictures outside the alameda county administration building, families dealing with severe mental illness are often alone in the fight to get help for their loved ones. >> is there anything i could have done? how could i have done it differently? you know, anger that you cannot get help. >> reporter: patricia fontana's son grew up smart motivated kid and was a student at uc berkeley when he began to feel something happening to his mind. within two years he was sleeping
on the heating grates outside his former classrooms. now he is 38. and for last 14 years has been living on the streets. >> they don't see it as something wrong with themselves, you know. my son would tell me all the time you're the one that's crazy. i'm not crazy. >> reporter: and that's why families advocating for the seriously mental ill, or fasmi is supporting governor newsom's care court which offers some level of mandatory treatment. they say delusional people will not get the help they need unless compelled to do so. >> if someone is deteriorating and they will not cooperate voluntarily, then we think yes, you don't just like let them go and live on the street. >> but a state agency called disability rights california is at odds with the governor's proposal. a statement on their website says in fact it will doo more harm because studies show forced treatment lessens the likelihood of people seeking voluntary
treatment in the future. it favors a system that allows mentally disabled people to remain full autonomy over their lives without the intrusion of a court. >> the problem with honoring this delusional state is without treatment, the illness becomes more severe and more intrackable. >> that's what happened to patricia's son. and now she fears he will never get the help that could have changed both their lives. >> you know, it's like you're watching this train wreck, and it's coming and it's coming, and you can't stop it. >> reporter: in alameda county, john ramos, kpix 5. >> civil liberty groups have lined up to condemn the care court proposal. one says the draconian plan would take us back to the bad old days of confinement, coercive treatment and other deprivation of rights targeting people with disabilities. there is certainly a lot to
cover on this issue. you can read more about the care court program and find resources at chhs.ca.gov/carecourt. a scary moment for a school bus driver in san francisco after a bus is hit with a barrage of bullets. this happened yesterday morning in the bayview neighborhood. one of the. buts punching a hole in the windshield where the driver would have been. no children were on board at the time, but that driver was. they ducked for cover when the shots range out. the b d isswn o offering $50,000 to help find a missing oakley woman. this will bring the total reward to $60,000 to find 24-year-old alexis gabe. she was last seen on january 26 when she told a family she was visiting an ex-boyfriend in antioch. authorities in contra costa county served a search warrant at the home of gabe's ex-boyfriend. investigators were seen carrying
out evidence bags. there is no word from police yet on who was home or what was seized. a church ransacked and robbed in the east bay. kpix 5's justin andrews went to pittsburg and talked to the pastor about this major loss. >> for the first time the pastor is seeing the damage inside her church. >> they took the pictures off the wall? >> yeah, pictures off the wall. >> reporter: why would they take the pictures off the wall? she is devastated and hurt. >> it's a bad hurt to know that people would come in and break in a church and take so much. and they ransacked my office. >> reporter: not just her office, but the entire church. some time between late thursday and sunday morning, st. james cathedral of faith was a target for thieves. they yanked tvs off the wall, stole keyboards, microboards, a sound system and more.
>> it's very hurtful to know that somebody would decimate it just totally ransack a place of refuge. >> reporter: that's youth pastor david dioff. he is still processing it too, trying to understand why. this isn't the first time the church has been broken into. it was just a few months ago this same thing happened, but nothing was taken. and back in november, part of the church was burned when a fire broke out. so they have been having services outside in the parking lot. >> and we want to be a beacon to the community, and as positive as we are in the community, it just sucks that somebody would come and try to steal our light. >> reporter: they disconnected the alarm system and smashed cameras from the walls, even taking gifts from their christmas toy drive. but the thieves did leave this gift. >> some can give blood still. >> they took at least $20,000 worth of church equipment, not
even counting the cleanup and repairs. >> in the word of god, he didn't promise me that it wasn't going to be troubled. he didn't. but he did promise me that he would be there when the trouble comes. >> i'm justin andrews, kpix 5. >> the pastor says they will now hire 24-hour security. she says it will be price it is. they have no choice. oakland city council members want to take cannabis tax money and spend it on the affect effects on the war on drugs. they're pushing it as the emerald new deal. they say up the money should be invested back into the communities. >> we're here to address the impacts that the war on drugs have had, especially considering that now there is a burgeoning industry that is creating significant wealth. >> the legislation is set for further discussion at the city's community development meeting. that will happen next tuesday. we have some new video of what federal investigators say is a sophisticated drug
trafficking tunnel. it's more than 1700 feet long running from tijuana, mexico to otay mesa in san diego. authorities seized more than 17,000 pounds of cocaine along with meth and heroin. six people face drug trafficking charges in relation to that. the homeland security secretary toured the texas-mexico border today. this comes a week before the biden administration hopes to lift title 42. the trump administration used title 42 to rapidly turn away asylum seekers. and now the biden presidency is facing criticism over the decision to phase it out. >> we knew very well that the cdc's title 42 authority would not be around forever, and it is our obligation, as well as the way we conduct ourselves to be prepared for changes in the landscape. >> now during the tour, at one stop, u.s. border patrol officers told the secretary they've already seen prepandemic levels of traffic at their post.
the latest federal numbers show border patrol agents stopped migrants from illegally entering the country nearly 202,000 times last month that is a 4% drop from march, but still a 20-year high. the agency is working to prefair for a potential surge of migrants if title 42 is lifted. his plan includes increasing resources and capacity at the southern border and crashing down on human smugglers. but republicans and even some democrats have criticized the administration's plans. >> this administration has taken a number of steps in the direction of destroying our border, wide open. >> a louisiana federal judge has already temporarily blocked border officials from starting to phase out title 42 as part of a legal challenge brought by more than 20 republican-led states. a final ruling in that case is expected as soon as this week. still ahead, bay area students walk out of class to take a stand for lgbtq rights.
>> and students get a chance to try out their career schools and get an upclose look at a career they might not have considered. coming up at 6:00, another blow for bay area restaurants. how the new surge of covid infection series leaving some scrambling to keep the doors open. thousands of students are about to graduate from bay area universities, and there are great job prospects for all of them. the hottest majors, the starting salaries, the competition among employers for some of the top
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. the corporations' own promotional costs, like free bets, taken from the homeless funds. and they'd get a refund on their $100 million license fee, taken from homeless funds, too. these guys didn't write a plan for the homeless. they wrote it for themselves.
some bay area students are standings up for lgbtq rights. students at james denman middle school in the excelsior neighborhood held a walkout in response to recent legislation in states that they say promotes discrimination. >> the don't say gay bill is kind of crazy. and it's pressing students that are openly or that are still in the closet for these causes. >> the students we spoke with said they're fighting for free expression and human rights. this week is national emergency services to honor those who put their life on the line every day, they gathered in san francisco to help those who risk so much. >> the job of a paramedic, emt, emergency room doctor, dispatcher are incredibly challenging. they've been even more
♪♪ ♪♪ nothing brings the pack together like a trip to great wolf lodge. now open in northern california. for state controller, like a trip to great wolf lodge. 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. a unique field trip to the uc davis medical center turned some high school students into surgeons for the day.
>> reporter rachel wolf on the exercise giving students a taste of a career they may not have even considered. >> full blast. >> reporter: richard segundo is drilling down on her surgical skills. >> that's perfect. >> reporter: this senior at sacramento charter high school is heading to sac state, hoping to enter the >> i want to be a gynecologist. i like learning about my own body. >> reporter: the hands-on experience headed up by head and neck experts and residents at ucla. >> right now we're talking about treating a mandible fracture. >> reporter: motivation and drive makes a great surgeon, but so does creativity. . there are so many different nuances to each person. and we're doing a lot of quality of life and things that bring back the quality of life. you have to really indicator the surgery to the person and what's important to them. >> reporter: nearby, dr. burkland works with josh and
lamont. screwing metal plates into role models helps them better understand what it take, sometimes from our cancer patients if we're taking parts of you, boring parts from another part of the body to rebuild the jaw and put the plane plate on, that's about a 10 to 14-hour surgery. >> segundo soak it. in. >> i like to be hands-on right now. so being hands-on. >> how did it feel to have the drill in your hand and to know that you were doing that? >> it felt awesome. i kind of like this. >> glad for the opportunity to partner with some of the best and bring students into the health care industry just like her. hispanics make up less than 6% of physicians, blacks less than 5. this is the second one of the field trips with this high school. uc davis med center hopes to make it a tradition every year. >> i'm guessing a young paul would have jumped right in? >> no, biology was never my
thing. >> but you need to practice. you got to practice. >> i was always more interested in the earth science as opposed to the life scientist science. we'll talk some weather here. mostly clear skies as we head through tonight. not much fog out by early wednesday morning. that's good news for the wednesday morning commute. warmer temperatures, especially inland for the rest of the week. but you're going to notice a warm-up even along the coast and bay. with the warmer temperatures comes an elevated fire threat. that's going to peak thursday and friday. this is a measure that just combines all of the different factors that go into the fire danger, the dryness, the wind speed combines it all on a scale of zero to 10. we're going to be climb option that scale as we head through thursday afternoon with temperatures actually -- not quite as warm as tomorrow, but the winds are going to be shifting, becoming more offshore that is the assistant distinction. so in some of the higher values approaching a or 8 on the scale of zero to 10. watch what happens to 10:00
thursday evening. most those numbers drop once the sun goes down. where they do not is in solano county and portions of far eastern napa. this is where the fire threat is going to continue into thursday night. so solano county is under a fire from 11:00 a.m. thursday all the way through 8:00 p.m. on friday. the rest of the bay area, no advisories. it looks like the greatest fire weather conditions. the best combination of those dangerous conditions is going to stay over the central valley. it's nothing we're going to watch carefully. looking outside, blue skies overhead. temperatures were all over the place. today as expected, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s on the map. low 60s in san francisco. close to 70 in oakland. into the 70s in san jose and low to mid 80s for santa rosa and concord. we still have 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s on the map. 55 at half moon bay. still holding on to 38 in fairfield. 81 in concord and santa rosa. our temperatures will even out as we head through the rest of
the night. the onshore breeze is definitely noticeable. 29 miles per hour sustained winds at sfo. but that's the windiest spot by a wide margin. the winds not strong enough to push a significant amount of marine air into the valleys. tomorrow temperatures will start off in the upper 40s and low 50s. it's how much we warm up from there. we are going to warm up in san francisco, up to about 70 by 2:00 in the afternoon. but then the onshore breeze kicks in and the temperatures start backing off. should make it into the upper 70s before the cool air makes oates way across the bay. the cool air isn't going to make its way during the afternoon and certainly not into parts of the east bay where temperatures are going to top 90 degrees. let's zoom in. along the coast, you're going to stay cool. we lose the onshore strongest winds, but we don't lose the influence. low 60s along the coast. near 80 degrees down the peninsula with mid to even upper 80s in the santa clara valley. mid- to upper 80s for
tri-valley. at or above 90 from concord east. 96 degrees for the hot spot. 70 in san francisco. upper 70s to around 80 degrees across the bay in oakland and the east bay. mid- to upper 80s for most of the north bay, some of the warmer spots getting up to around 90 degrees in napa. above 90 for windsor and st. helena by wednesday afternoon. with the northerly winds kicking in on thursday, our temperatures will drop back slightly. but basically, our temperatures are just going to wiggle around by a couple of degrees as we head through the rest of the week and into the weekend. it's going to remain dry for the foreseeable future. no rain in sight. and temperatures are going run at least a few degrees above average around the bay. more than 10 degrees above average farther inland. temperatures in the mid- to upper 80s to around 90 degrees for parts of east way and the north bay. that theme will continue right on in to early next week. >> all right, paul. i'm allen martin. coming up all new at 6:00, good news for bay area college grads. the job market is red hot right now. what companies are doing to
attract new hires. plus -- >> first came the great resignation, and now bay area restaurants are getting hit with a wave of covid-19 infections. we'll break down what it could mean for your weekend dinner reservation. and we're celebrating aapi heritage month. how a woman is helping preserve a disappearing language. the news at 6:00 coming up in about five minutes. sara and ryan? >> thanks. still ahead at 5:00, tackling the misystery of
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. 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. 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. are ufos real? hmm. that is the question a congressional committee pondered today. it looked at video like this, which is called unidentified aerial phenomenon. a hearing covering this topic hasn't been held in 50 years. >> so one lawmaker warning these sightings need to be taken seriously. >> unidentified aerial phenomenon are a potential national security threat, and they need to be treated that way. for too long, the stigma associated with uaps has gotten in the way of good intelligence analysis. >> kpix 5's wilson walker talked to some ufo believers. >> and is this one of the phenomenon that we can't explain? >> i don't have an explanation. >> it's been 50 years since we had our last ufo hearing, and
it's about time. >> reporter: for state director of the mutual ufo network, today was a very big day. and by this afternoon, rubin airate had watched the hearing twice. again on record saying there are plenty of incidents they cannot explain. >> we want know what's out there as much as you want to know what's out there. >> you're watching the military there before congress acknowledging something. does it feel a bit like we told you so? >> we told you so, yes. it's a historical moment. and hopefully people will accept this as hey, we are dealing with something -- something that's very real. >> i deal with it actually every day, wild. because ever day i get emails the doctor has made a career looking for extraterrestrial intelligence.
>> i don't think we're being visited, no. >> reporter: he thinks today's hearing looks a lot like the last time the government admitted it was looking for something. >> they were doing that because they thought finally we're in touch with the extraterrestrials. they were thinking maybe we're in touch with some new soviet craft. and i think that's the fundamental interest of the navy these days. they just want to know what these things are because, you know, it could be something that's significant. i doubt it personally, but it could be. >> reporter: so no bombshell evidence or any real answers today. but for long-time believers, it was a small victory. just to see congress asking questions. >> the stigma is going to change i believe. people take this more serious. >> reporter: in fremont, wilson walker, kpix 5. >> they're watching us. that's it for the news at 5:00. >> kpix 5 news at 6:00 begins now with allen martin. >> right now on kpix 5, and streaming on cbs news bay area,
bay area restaurants taking a double hit. staffing shortages and now a covid surge. >> at the finish line, people get sick. so we have to postpone a little bit. the motorcycle officer hurt in a horrific crash. the new video showing what led up to that collision. and good news for bay area college grads. the bay area market is on fire right now. the competition among employers for top students. >> reached out primarily saying send in your resume. we want to look at you. we think is a good fit. >> good evening. i'm allen martin. elizabeth cook is on assignment tonight. we are going to start with a sad milestone in the fight against covid. now according to johns hopkins university, the virus has officially claimed one million lives across the u.s. now the bay area has one of the country's lowest covid death rates. but a swell of new infections has made the bay area a hot spot in california with the state's
daily average 5%. the latest surge a major blow for bay area restaurants with workers testing positive for covid, some businesses having to scramble to stay open. as kpix 5's andria borba reports, this is leaving many restaurant owners on edge. >> reporter: getting a seat or anywhere else may be difficult this weekend. restaurants are getting hit with a one-two punch of low staffing and now covid-19 outbreaks. inside the kitchen on guerrero in the mission, executive chef jeffrey lee is trying to channel his nervous energy for the official grand opening. he hopes it will be tomorrow. but that all depends on the results of some pcr tests as the restaurant and many others have been hit hard by the wave of covid-19 sweeping the city. >> it makes my head spin. because i'm so anxious to get everything started. >> reporter: the restaurant had to clots
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