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>> well, ryan and sara, no recommendations will be changing for the city of san francisco and the state of california about covid protocols inside chase center tonight. the nba has made some changes for people interacting with the players. as for you the fan, doctors say you should make some changes if you plan on going into chase center tonight or any large indoor event any time soon. >> as the warriors are making a run in the nba conference play-offs, covid-19 has been making a run in the bay area, even hitting warriors coach steve kerr. no rules about masking or vaccine card checks will be happening at chase center for fans per san francisco and state guidance, though the nba is asking anyone who interacting with players to mask up. if you're lucky enough to have tickets to the first game of the western conference finals, what
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should you do? dr. peter chin-hong, doctor of infectious diseases at ucsf says -- >> first of all, we need to engage in life. we have the tools to continue to keep people away from the hospital. >> reporter: but he says definitely bring a mask, and not the homemade kind. >> bring a mask in. i think gone are the days of cloth masks. and if you're going to a crowded indoor area, and right now we're estimating that probably 1 in 20 people around you who have absolutely no symptoms are probably infectious in san francisco and in the bay area. >> reporter: it's advice season ticketholder marion perris intends on following tonight. >> i have to be safe. and restrictions have dropped. and i have no idea of the people around me. i just need to be safe. this isn't the kn95. i'll use that when i'm in there. >> reporter: as for game one of the western conference finals, warriors president brendan s
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schneider talked with klay thompson. >> let's do that and call it a game err day. >> reporter: dr. chin-hong says think of the masks as an umbrella. you bring them out for rainy days and put them in away for times of sun. as for the warriors, in case you didn't know, the warriors so far this play-off run, the only play-off run here at chase are 6-0 at home. ryan, sara? >> all right, thanks, andria. in the meantime, let's check with vern who is inside chase center right now as the warriors get ready to tip off tonight. >> been there, done that. but it's been a while for these warriors on this western conference finals stage. you know what? steph curry and the gang, they have seen this movie before. >> we're hungry enough knowing we have been on the radar for the last two and a half years in terms of being realistic championship contenders. and now we're knocking on the door, starting to get back to the finals.
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>> standing in their way, luka doncic and the dallas mavericks. he's a machine, averaging 31 points per game in the play-offs. andrew wiggins will be hisser from defender tonight, and curry wanting to see a little more this round from the typically stoic wiggins. >> even when he dunks on somebody, we want him to yell, get attack one time. no, whatever the taunting word is, how they text now, go do that one time. >> usually i'm just cool all the way. i've never been before. so it's a special opportunity. and you'll see a lot more smiles the further we go. >> all right. from the baseline here, i've got jay-z blasting in his ear. but you know what? they're going to roll the ball out there and get this going against 6:00 p.m. our time.
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western conference finals game one. no need to say much more than that. we'll see you next hour from the thrive city watch party. back to you in studio. >> hey, listening to jay-z at a basketball game, this basketball game. >> pretty good life. >> it doesn't matter how loud it is. that sounds good to me. here are a few numbers for you. the average price of a ticket for game one tops $600 according to stub hub. the cheapest seat available is 168. 68% of fans are coming from right here in california, followed by texas and new york at 5%. and we want to see any photos or videos showing off your warriors pride. share them on social media with and you could see them on live tv. let's check with meteorologist paul heggen at a look at conditions. >> conditions significantly warmer than they were at this point on tuesday. temperatures from 5 to 14 degrees above where we were at 5:00 tuesday evening. let's take a look at the
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specific numbers where they stand right now. it looks like a late june, early july temperature map. we've got 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, a 30-degree spread from 64 at half moon bay to 94 degrees in fairfield. 93 in concord. 90 in livermore. mostly 70s around the bay, although the downtown temperature has dropped back into the upper 60s. the problem is while temperatures tomorrow are going to be a little lower, the winds are going to be stronger, and they're going to be offshore winds. especially later in the day and into tomorrow night. so a red flag warning is in effect for solano county. it looks like the greatest fire threat, the worst combination of low humidity and offshore winds is going to shape up in the central valley. solano county humidity levels lower than 10%. we're going to check the hour-by-hour wind gusts, check more the fire threat coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you very much. a look at san francisco. it's world class views like this that have made the city a top destination. but a major new report card sought on quality of life here,
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and it isn't pretty. more on how san franciscans apparently feel about their own city. max? >> reporter: in a san francisco chamber of commerce poll, 76% of the people surveyed feel the city is on the wrong track. here is a couple of reasons why and how mayor london breed is responding today. the san francisco chamber of commerce city beat poll did not paint a pretty picture of the city. >> i'm not surprised by that. >> no. not at all. >> reporter: only 20% of the 500 voters surveyed think the city is headed in the right direction. 76% think it's on the wrong track, and 83% say crime has gotten worse. >> i don't know. i think a lot of things tend to get sensationalized. but i do agree that, you know, crime can -- it is definitely on my mind. >> the chance to move to other cities. >> reporter: the poll reveals 80% of respondents think san francisco needs more police officers on the streets in high crime areas and 81% think there needs to be more caseworkers on
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the streets. >> i love the city. i'll be here. but i can understand the issues with families and things like that. >> the numbers in the chambers poll about public safety are not a surprise. >> reporter: speaking at the chamber's breakfast today, mayor london breed said the city is short hundreds of police officers and public safety is a top priority in her proposed city budget that will come out in about two weeks. >> i need your help to advocate for police officers in this budget. every year when i propose academy classes at the board of supervisors, there is a cut. we all have to change that. >> i think these polls are more confirmatory than anything. they confirm what we already know. >> reporter: james taylor, a professor of politics at usf doesn't think the poll results will really serve as a wake-up call to elected officials. however -- >> it would be at their peril to ignore that. >> reporter: shireen khan has lived in the city for several years. she wasn't surprised by the results, but doesn't agree with the picture the survey paints. >> i've heard a lot of people say that stuff, but i don't know
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if it's coming from a place of, again, knowledge or if it's coming from a place of wanting a change. i love it here, and i can't imagine going anywhere else any time soon. >> reporter: according to the poll, there was another figure here that we thought we'd bring up. about 46% of the respondents said they'll likely leave san francisco within the next few years. about a quarter of the people gave crime as their primary reason. we're live in san francisco, max darrow, kpix 5. sara? >> pretty telling, max. thank you for that. not a great day to check your 401(k). stocks plummeting on wall street. the dow seeing its biggest drop in two years. the dow fell more than 1100 points. the nasdaq was down 566. the s&p lost 165. a lot of factors behind this. but the one big surprise was target. the retail store saw a 52% drop in profit, and that's renewing fears that inflation is hurting u.s. companies. target shares sank 21%. to the coronavirus. a live look at santa clara county.
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dr. sarah cody is speaking out after u.s. covid deaths hit one million in less than 2 1/2 years. one telephone first reported deaths was in santa clara county. dr. cody tells us her thoughts on that grim milestone. >> you know, i have a really difficult time wrapping my mind around a number that large. i ask myself is there something else that we could have done that we didn't do? these are people's family members, their parents, their kids, their coworkers. and everyone around them. it's just difficult to imagine how much grief. >> and as cases are rising again, dr. cody says now is the time to be masking up indoor, especially if it is a large event and there is poor ventilation. the fight intensifies. it keeps san francisco's laguna honda hospital open. at the same time the hospital draws up plans to shut down and transfer patients to other facilities. kpix 5 anchor allen martin is here with the effort to save the
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facility that some say is crucial to the community. allen? >> ryan, let's be clear. all hope is not lost for laguna honda, but that said, it's complicated. the city, the county pushing to get the hospital recertified after the centers for medicare and medicaid terminated the hospital's participation in the program. but while that happens, cms is requiring the closure plan and the transfer of patients in order for laguna honda to continue to receive federal funds. earlier this week, residents were told the hospital could be closed by the feds as early as september. the issue boils down to what was deemed substandard care and safety violations at laguna honda. but city leaders at a rally today to save the hospital pointed out that with more than 700 patients, each one with a unique situation, it's challenging. >> we know that this is challenging work, and we know that sometimes there might be mistakes made. sometimes we may not be able to
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catch everything. but that is no reason, that is no reason to close an important facility like laguna honda in the city and county of san francisco. >> also speaking up for laguna honda today, nurses as well as former patients. there have been a lot of patients at the hospital that served the community for more than 150 years. one former patient, michael, spoke passionately about his experience. >> it was because of the care that i receive and the rehabilitation to my quality of life that i stand here today without a walker, or a wheelchair, independently living in the community and maintaining a life of sobriety. >> at today's rally, it was stressed that laguna honda is san francisco's primary long-term care facility. to lose it would be a crushing blow to health care in the city and some of the city's most vulnerable residents. now adding to the problem is
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where to transfer these hundreds of patients. there is a shortage of skilled nursing facilities in the bay area. so many could end up being sent to hospitals out of state. sara? >> wow, allen, thank you. still ahead on kpix 5 and streaming on cbs news bay area, potential relief for parents struggling with this baby formula shortage. the action just taken by the president to try topply after a yearlong fight for equal pay in soccer, the historic deal to even the playing feel. field. >> it's the other bay area team making headlines and for the wrong reason. we'll check in with what's called the loneliest
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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. for state controller, only yiu will save taxpayers money. wait, who, me? me? no, not you. yvonne yiu. yvonne yiu. not me. good choice.
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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. new at 5:00, relief for parents struggling with the formula shortage. president biden just announced he will invoke the defense production act to increase domestic production of the formula. he has also authorized flights to import supplies from overseas. >> i've directed the department of defense and the department of health and human services to
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send aircraft planes overseas to pick up infant formula that meets u.s. health and safety standards so we can get it on store shelves faster. >> the fda also reached an agreement to reopen the abbott plant at the center of the shortage. the michigan plant was shuttered in february due to bacterial contamination. and new people in charlotte show people lining up in their cars, waiting for hours to get their hands on formula. a local health care organization was giving out more than 1400 free cans. a new discovery in a bay area cold case. the body of a missing woman has been found. the alameda county district attorney says the body of missing homicide victim cynthia "linda" alonzo was found in oakland. she was killed 18 years ago. alonzo went missing on thanksgiving.
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murder and suicide in at online class at his high school last year. >> he was evaluated by a mental health care professional, and a short time later, he was released. he was actually cleared and went back to school and participated in his high school graduation. >> new york's governor now tapping the state police to
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investigate social media platforms and hate speech on their sights. there was a rally today in san francisco against violence, racism, and hate. city and community leaders holding that rally in front of city hall, following those mass shootings across the country over the weekend. >> we're going redouble our efforts in partnership with the california department of justice, and with any other law enforcement agency, local, state, or federal that shares our commitment, our unwavering dedication to getting guns off of our streets before they're used to shoot and harm other people. >> well, the d.a. also says he is going to redouble his efforts for the california department of justice and other law enforcement agencies to prevent mass shootings from happening here in california. okay. let's check in with first alert chief meteorologist paul heggen. definitely can feel the warmth outside today. >> in the city it was noticeably warmer. farther inland, it was flat-out hot. and if you don't have air conditioning in san francisco, which most residences don't, probably got a little toasty.
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now the onshore breeze is kicking back in, the free air conditioning. there are still hot temperatures inland. mostly clear skies for everybody tonight. the temperatures are going to drop off. it's not going to be as warm tomorrow. temperatures about 3 to 5 degrees cooler, even for inland spots compared to today's high temperatures. but that's still well above normal. and despite the cooler temperatures on thursday, we have a high fire threat in the forecast. there is continuing into friday. let's take a look at the humidity wind speeds. we'll take a look at the relative humidity levels coming up at 5:30. the winds are going to start off calm tomorrow morning, or close to calm. no significant gusts on the coast in the north bay. but the onshore winds are going to kick in faster than they did today. wind speeds already gusting over 20 miles per hour on the coast by noon. while temperatures are going to warm up, they're not going to be as warm as where we've been for the past 12 hours or so with temperatures stuck in the upper 60s for san francisco. for 50s along the coast. the onshore winds are going to push cooler air farther inland, which is why temperatures are going to take a step back along with a passing cold front.
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but by 6:00 tomorrow evening, mostly onshore winds, but an offshore wind kicking in solano county. not too strong yet, but they become more widespread and become a little stronger as we head into the first hours of friday morning. looking at 20 to 25-miles-per-hour gusts, solano and making their way into inland parts of contra costa and alameda. the offshore direction is going to bring some slightly cooler air into the bay area and reinforce the cooldown that happens tomorrow. it also brings very dry air into place. humidity levels are going to be lower than 10%. and that significantly boosts the fire threat. greatest potential is going to be in the central valley where the strongest winds and lowest humidity levels will shape up. not necessarily all bad news for us, though. because of the rain we had in april, the fire fuels aren't that dry. we can track that with information from the wildland fire assessment system. it looks at the moisture in medium vegetation. anything that is bigger than grass but smaller than full-blown trees. the blue line is where we've been throughout the year.
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the gray line is where we should be and the red line is where we don't want to be. that's record dry territory. we're very close to what's normal for mid- to late may. same thing when you look at the larger vegetation. the full-grown trees about a no levf moisture in the larger vegetation in terms of the fire fuels. of course it's going to dry out more and more as the warm spell continues. even with warmer temperatures in the forecast the next couple of days, we are going to be seeing above average temperatures overall. all the way through the weekend, into early next week. the fire fuels are going dry out. right now we've got the heat inland. 90 degrees in santa rosa and livermore. 93 degrees in concord. but only 84 degrees in san jose. 77 in oakland. and 68 degrees in san francisco. season temperatures are going to drop back down into the mid- to upper 50s to around 60 degrees, which is mild for this time of year. the high temperatures tomorrow returned to closer what's normal for this time of year, 4 to 8 degrees above average. only upper 50s to around 60 degrees along the coast after you made it up into the mid-60s today. around the south end of the bay
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with mostly low 80s into the santa clara valley. all the way up to the mid-80s around morgan hill. temperatures inland in the east bay, mostly in the low to mid-80s. some of the hot spots are going to coincide with gustier winds later in the day. solano county, upper contra costa. mid- to upper 70s for oakland and the east bay with low to mid-80s as you head farther inland in the north bay. the temperatures are still above normal. they're going to be very similar again on friday. and over the weekend for another warm spell is going to kick in by early next week. temperatures heading up by monday and tuesday. most noticeable farther inland where temperatures in san jose close to 90 degrees. by tuesday of next week, in the short-term, the fire threats occupy our attention for thursday and friday. it's just solano county under the red flag warning. at this point it's possible that other portions of the bay area may eventually be included. but right now it looks like the greatest fire potential is going to be just off to our northeast to sacramento and the central valley. >> not good wherever it is. >> no. and a little early in the
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season. but there is no such thing as fire season specifically anymore. >> year round. thanks, paul. still ahead, a new era in u.s. soccer. the historic deal after a year's long fight for equal pay for women. and a south bay high school student taking a stand for women's rights to choose. the grass rights fight for reproductive rights. coming up on our streaming service cbs news bay area, brand-new features in the uber app. we'll talk about the features. plus some challenges the company has faced in the last two years. you can watch our stream whenever, wherever. you can 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
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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.
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students at san jose's lindbergh high school are making their voices hearded on reproductive rights. more than 100 students staged a walk out during lunch today. the student-organized march is lindbergh's first ever women's
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rights rally. the students told kpix they feel passionately about a woman's right to choose. >> we stand up and we mobilize and our future will be a thousand times better. i want to make sure that our voices are heard, that people recognize that students have so much power. >> well, this rally actually started as an instagram poll. >> i think there is a lot of factors that could be attributed to us being able to get this done. and i think just that has been
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going on before i was a part of it has all added up. >> we'll be each other's biggest cheerleaders for sure. i can't wait to watch the women 2023 world cup, and i know they'll be cheering us on in 2022 in qatar. >> california senator dianne feinstein applauding the agreement, saying i'm proud the united states is the first country to ensure that men and women's soccer teams are paid fairly, and i hope other nations will follow our lead. the warriors getting a lot of attention. but a team on the other side of the bay is making headlines for the wrong reasons. ho's feel about their team being called the loneliest in baseball. and they lost everything in the fire, but were denied help from fema. their plea to the president for help. and you might have heard her sound at giants and
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with the sports spotlight shining so brightly on the warriors, another bay area sports team is struggling with fan attendance. good evening, i'm sara donchey. >> and i'm ryan yamamoto. the a's are averaging just over 8,000 fans per game, down from more than 20,000 in 2019. and the empty seats are becoming something of a spectacle. >> kpix 5's wilson walker talked to fans about what they're seeing and what comes next. >> i moved here in 1980. billy martin was manager. i've been an a's fan ever since. 42 years. 42 years. >> on a perfect afternoon for baseball, there was a common thread among many of those who filed into the oakland coliseum. >> only the die-hard fans are here, i believe. >> reporter: it is some of those who remember the glory days of this team and this ballpark who are still showing up to see another noteworthy chapter in a's history. >> i'm not sure this is the smallest crowd i've seen here. i was here for the 2700 crowd. and for the first time i heard
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