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this is kpix 5 news. >> gusty winds and low humidity, that means a high fire threat. we'll be tracking how long these conditions are going to last in the first alert forecast.
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an oakland restaurant owner shot and killed, the tough loss for his family and community. just in, the cdc committee green lights the booster for children. that fire danger running high in parts of our region thanks to strong winds and dry conditions. this is new chopper video just taken a few minutes ago over a small brush fire in san jose. this is at kelly park along lucretia avenue. firefighters are there mopping that one up. take a look at concord, not much green on the hillsides right now. definitely concerning. and it's a similar picture in solano county, which is part of that red flag warning right now. chief meteorologist paul heaggan is here. we were talking about this yesterday and here we are. >> conditions are going to be more concerning as we head through tonight and tomorrow. every one of the circles on the map indicates a different spot where we measure the various weather conditions, looking for that combination of low humidity
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and gusty winds. when one of the circles turns red, that's one of the spots that's observing actual red flag conditions. this one's at sfo. not concerned about a wildfire breaking out at the airport. you can see a few around sacramento and actually the greatest fire threat is going to shape up over the central valley over the next 24 to 36 hours. a few yellow circles on the map indicating spots that are flirting with red flag conditions. again, the red flag warning for solano county continues through friday evening. the greatest threat is through the central valley but we need to watch the higher elevations as well, the wind advisory in effect for the higher ground of eastern sonoma county, all of solano county, most of contra costa county and much of alameda county as well. 20 to 30-mile-per-hour sustained winds, gusts up to 50 miles an hour, especially in spots above 1,000 feet in elevation. that wind advisory goes to 2:00 tomorrow. we'll track those conditions hour-by-hour coming up in the full forecast. >> hoping for the best. through some new details this afternoon on a shooting that killed a well-known
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restaurant owner. kpix 5's kenny choi has the late fres oakland. >> reporter: this east oakland community is mourning the death of the owner of this restaurant called lucky 37. his 11-year-old son was with him when he was shot multiple times last night. people have been stopping by to pay their respects, placing candles, balloons, and flowers today. loved ones say they have lost a son, friend, and leader in this community will never be the same. >> he's very family oriented. he's head strong. he cares a lot about the community. he cares a lot about his family. he made sure everyone was good, even if he wasn't. >> reporter: he was just 39 years old, about to celebrate his 40th birthday at the end of the month. we'll hear from one of his closest friends, who was with his son at the hospital last night. in east oakland, kenny choi, kpix 5. two people have been killed
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in a freeway shooting and a crash also in oakland. the chp says a car went over an embankment on 580 and crashed into the seminary off ramp last night. two people inside the nissan sedan died. two others are hospitalized. no information right now on a suspect or a motive. new at 3:00, charges have been fired against a leader of an anti-abortion rights group. the activist allegedly stalked and threatened a san francisco doctor who provided abortions. >> and we here in san francisco have a obligation, both under the law and as people of conscience, people of principle, to ensure that medical staff, medical professionals who provide reproductive services are able to continue to do so with dignity and in safety. >> the d.a. says the group also allegedly damaged a statue at san francisco general hospital. an arraignment is set for this afternoon. and just in, cdc committee
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voted to recommend a third dose of the pfizer covid vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. the fda already granted emergency use authorization for the booster. pfizer says its shot raises omicron-fighting antibodies 36 times over in this age group. pfizer said it didn't have any safety issues in its vaccine trial of 4,500 children. u.s. health officials are investigating a growing number of monkey pox cases. it's a rare virus. malika marshal reports a massachusetts man is the first to be infected in the u.s. >> monkey pox is a viral infection usually found in west africa but the cdc is reporting unusual clusters. at least one case has hit the u.s. massachusetts doctors say a man who recently traveled to canada is in the hospital with the infection. >> we are in the process, as you can imagine, of working with public health authorities on contact tracing. >> reporter: the disease, which was first discovered in monkeys, causes a rash that can look like chickenpox. the virus originates in wild
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animals like rodents and occasionally jumps to people. in europe, monkey pox has turned up in the uk, portugal, and spain. person-to-person transmission isn't common, but in england, scientists see evidence it's spreading through the community with cases that involve sexual contact. outbreaks of monkey pox are typically linked to travel to africa and health officials say there's no need to panic. >> this is not going to spread and get into the general population and cause an epidemic like coronavirus has. >> reporter: monkey pox comes from the same family of viruses as smallpox. most people recover within weeks, but according to the world health organization, the disease can be fatal in up to 1 in 10 people. i'm dr. mallika marshal, cbs news, boston. california's attorney general is telling consumers to be vigilant during this baby formula shortage. in a statement, he writes, quote, we are keeping a close eye out for unlawful activity, including the sale of expired or
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recalled baby formula and price fixing or collusion among manufacturers or retailers. as for the formula shortage itself, the head of the fda says it will start getting better within days. debra has more. >> reporter: there is relief in sight regarding the nationwide baby formula shortage, according to the head of the fda. >> within days, it will get better. but it will be a few weeks before we're back to normal. >> reporter: dr. robert told a house subcommittee his agency is working on a number of solutions and asked for more resources. >> it would sure help if we had a larger number of people. >> reporter: one of the major reasons for the shortage is the shutdown of abbott nutrition's michigan plant in february over safety concerns. lawmakers grilled the fda chief about the agency's response to warnings of violations at the largest formula factory in the u.s. >> the agency received reports as early as september 2021 but
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did not inspect the associated facility until january of 2022. which is indeed unconscionable. >> we need to make sure this plant is resafe to open but it's hard to see any evidence that fda has made it a priority to get this plant cleaned and cleared and back online. >> reporter: the hearing comes as the white house is trying to formulate a solution for parents. president biden is invoking the defense production act to boost domestic supplies. >> i know parents all across the country are worried about finding enough infant formula to feed their babies. >> reporter: the president is also launching operation fly formula to import more product from overseas to speed up delivery so that store shelves don't remain empty or near empty for long. cbs news, capitol hill. new new at 3:00, senator dianne feinstein introduced a bill that would raise the age to buy assault weapons from 18 to
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21. this follows the deadly shooting at a buffalo grocery store in which the 18-year-old suspect was legally allowed to purchase an assault rifle. in a statement, she said, quote, it makes no sense that it's illegal for someone under 21 to buy a handgun or even a beer yet can legally buy an assault weapon. that suspect from the buffalo shooting appeared in court today for a felony hearing. michael george reports authorities continue to investigate the possibility of hate crime and terrorism charges. >> reporter: the suspect in saturday's mass shooting in buffalo appeared before a judge in an orange jump suit and handcuffs as emotions in the community run high. >> you're a coward. >> reporter: authorities believe the 18-year-old kept a personal diary of his planning on the social media platform, discord, and kept those posts private until 30 minutes before killing 10 people. >> it really hit home. it hurt. >> reporter: buffalo resident sharon doyle staged a silent protest outside the courthouse thursday, still affected by the
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events. >> i've been going to counseling every day just to get it off my chest. >> this is unity. >> reporter: members of the nfl's buffalo bills visited the scene of the shooting wednesday, handing out groceries and serving meals to residents, now left without a grocery store. >> to be out here and to see people smiling and laughing again and that warms my heart. >> reporter: the majority of people who live here are black and officials believe it's why the alleged gunman targeted this community. >> the most serious threat we face as a nation is from within. it's white supremacy, it's white nationalism. >> reporter: officials in new york have announced an investigation into social media companies the suspect allegedly used to discuss hateful ideologies, including discord and twitch. both sites have promised to cooperate with law enforcement. michael george, cbs news, new york.
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today, the u.s. senate approved billions of dollars in new aid to ukraine in response to russia's invasion. meanwhile, president biden hosted the leaders of finland and sweden to talk about their applications to nato. natalie brand has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: president biden called it a momentous day, telling the leaders of finland and sweden they have the full backing of the u.s. a day after the countries applied for nato membership. >> having two new nato members in the high north will enhance the security of our alliance and deepen our security cooperation across the board. >> reporter: finland, which shares an 800-mile-long border with russia, and sweden, have historically remained neutral. but public sentiment in the countries has changed following russia's invasion of ukraine. >> after 200 years of military nonalignment, sweden has chosen a new path. >> reporter: joining the defense alliance requires unanimous approval from current members,
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but turkey has voiced opposition. >> we are open to discussing all the concerns turkey may have. >> reporter: three weeks after president biden's initial request for additional defense and humanitarian aid for ukraine, the senate has passed a nearly $40 billion package. but 11 republicans, including kentucky's rand paul, who held up the vote for a week, opposed the measure. >> there is no free lunch. $40 billion cannot be created out of thin air. >> it appears more and more maga republicans are on the same soft-on-putin playbook that we saw used by former president trump. >> reporter: lawmakers also welcomed the leaders of finland and sweden to capitol hill. senate leaders say they will work swiftly in their role to assist u.s. approval of their nato application. natalie brandt, cbs news, washington. still ahead on kpix 5, south bay mall employees speaking out. why they say they should not have to pay to park at work.
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plus an inside look at a history lesson on the bay bridge tunnel.
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some employees at valley fair mall in the south bay are taking action, saying they shouldn't have to pay to park at work. well, this comes as the mall celebrates its billion dollar renovation plan. >> they are celebrating these accomplishments off the backs of those who are working every day, continuously, just pouring out their hard-worn time for a barely livable wage in today's society. >> employees are paying $3 per day, but if they want a monthly pass, that's $40. that policy has been in effect since february. they're asking the mall to let them park for free instead. the mall says their parking plan has to do with security and that it prevents customers from being inconvenienced. we brought you that small protest as it was happening live on cbs news bay area.
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you can watch 24/7 streaming on a tiktok video about the bay bridge tunnel recently went viral, and we just got something of a history lesson on that tunnel. kpix 5's jocelyn moran got to walk through. >> did you know there's a pedestrian walkway? >> reporter: that video posted by east bay resident samuel has more than 340,000 views on tiktok. it shows a tunnel with a walkway and at one point in the video, you can see the stairs toll collectors use to get to their booths. it generated quite a bit of reaction and curiosity. we talked with caltrans office chief of public affairs. there are two tunnels. the first one was a public access tunnel that was used to get to the bus stops. >> there's a big green state sign there that shows you, this was the public access tunnel right here. >> reporter: that tunnel is a straight walkway. >> anyone that needed to get to the toll plaza could come to the
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burma roadside where the buses stopped and then that was their access. >> reporter: he says the other tunnel in the video that showed the stairs was used only by toll collectors. >> they needed to safely access under the freeway and pop up where their toll collections were. >> reporter: he says the reason it was open that day the video was taken was because contractors were working on the bridge were using it, and he says it's pretty dangerous when you get up to the booths because of the ongoing traffic. >> two weeks ago, an oversize load destroyed that one. >> reporter: these tunnels are full of history. he says they've been here since the 1930s. back then, the toll collectors were actually state police too and he says these tunnels were their access ways to their day-to-day jobs. >> our icon is bridges in the bay area, so if you dig a little deep and are interested in the history, this is kind of a fun fact to discover. >> reporter: so we talked about the tunnel with the stairs that has never been open to the public. well, the other tunnel, the public access one that was used to get to the bus stops, it's no longer open to the public as of
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recently. these gates have just been installed. >> these are just recently added, and as you can see, they can be opened for public use if buses come back. >> so unfortunately, those tunnels are not open for the public right now. buses at those bus stops, well, they stopped running as of a few years ago and bar t ney says there's no reason for those tunnels to be open right now but if transit resumes through those bus stops, those gates can be unlocked. >> don't head there for the weekend. let's talk about something a little more fun, a place you can go if you can pay for it, the warriors off to a good start in the western conference finals. they got the win in game one last night, beating the mavs 112-87. game two is tomorrow night at 6:00. then the best of seven series heads to dallas. and you know what? we have had a lot of visitors. i feel like they've gotten to
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enjoy our beautiful weather. texas weather can be -- look, i lived there, and i'm a safe distance now where i can say this. it's a little interesting. i think that's a polite, diplomatic way. >> this time of year, late may, steamy. >> very. >> most of the time. >> yeah, you lived in houston. i went to texas a&m. it's air you can wear from about early may onward. around here, what we're concerned about is the high fire threat, tonight into the first half of the day tomorrow, red flag warning for solano county. the rest of the bay area, there is a wind advisory for the interior hills of the north bay, much of napa county and the most inland parts. everything east is under that wind advisory through 2:00 p.m. tomorrow. warm weather is going to continue through the weekend and through most of next week. maybe not quite as warm as yesterday but still warm enough and the drier air is on its way in. humidity levels, inland in the 20% to 30% range, down to 16% for santa rosa and you see the gray at the top of the screen. that's the really dry air that's going to be pulled down into the
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bay area by the north, northeasterly winds that are going to become stronger as we head through the rest of the evening and into tonight. freeze the maps at 11:00, that's when the wind advisory goes into effect for the north bay interior hills and most of the east bay. wind gusts are going to be strongest at the higher elevations so we see a 36-mile-an-hour gust in healdsburg but santa rosa estimating a 40-mile-per-hour gh gust, mainly napa county and solano county where we have the overlap of the lowest humidity levels and the strongest winds, those gusts just staying in the 40 to 45-mile-an-hour range for parts of napa county and solano county around vacaville. finally, the winds start to relax tomorrow but it's still going to be a breezy day and we're still going to have to watch the fire weather conditions even after the most critical time hired is in the rear view mirror. and you can see how dry the fire fields are right now, normal levels of dryness for this time of year but we're in the latter half of may. things get a little crispy around here during that time frame. 64 degrees right now, the temperature in san francisco.
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71 in oakland, 75 in san jose, inland temperatures still warm. 82 degrees in livermore, robust 88 degrees in santa rosa. at least it's sonoma county airport. temperatures are going to drop down into the 50s, a few 40s, right along the coast and in the north bay valleys and temperatures tomorrow still going to be running about 5 to 10 degrees above average but not the really warm weather that we had yesterday. yesterday, we were 10 to 20 degrees above average. these numbers, similar inland to what we're seeing today. temperatures mostly topping out in the low to mid 80s. a little bit warmer around the bay with that on shore wind trying to push the marine air off the coast. it's going to be kind of successful with highs around 70 in the city with the upper half of the 70s in oakland and the east bay, but right along the coast, we don't lose that on shore influence. highs around 60 degrees for pacific and half moon bay. temperatures are just going to wiggle around a little bit as we head through the weekend and into early next week. another warm-up for inland parts of the bay area by monday, tuesday, and wednesday with highs in san jose topping out near 90 degrees tuesday and wednesday. inland parts of the east bay and
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the north bay also likely to get up to or even above 90 degrees and even up to the mid 60s along the coast by the middle of next week. still ahead, new wheels hitting one bay area city where hundreds more e-scooters will still be out on the streets. and coming up on our streaming service, cbs news bay area will hear from the stars of ""young sheldon"" ahead of tonight's season finale. you can watch our stream wherever, whenever, find us on pluto tv and any platform using the free cbs news app.
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all right, even more red on wall street today. it's been quite the week. the dow dropped another 237 points. the nasdaq fell 29. the s&p fell 22. berkeley is seeing a big influx of electric scooters today. the veo is launching its fleet of 500. it's part of the city's new micromobility program. the berkeley fleet will include both sitdown and stand-up
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scooters. the shared scooters can be rented and you know locked through the app. they're hoping the program will help people get around easier and it will also be good for the environment. coming up, there's a lot of hair that's being donated but this time, it's not to make wigs. the ecofriendly use for these locks.
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coming up at 5:00, they've grown to love this dog at one east bay animal rescue and she's coming up on a big milestone. find out why they hope she doesn't reach it. finally, at 3:00, your hair could fight an oil spill. a san francisco nonprofit makes special mats and booms out of human hair to clean these spills up. a single mat can absorb up to 1.5 gallons. hair is more ecofriendly versus mats made of plastic and hair can soak up around five times its weight in oil. don't want to leave that lying
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around. >> intersectesting decorative i. >> if someone's house is decorated that way, you want to run quickly out of there. but glad they can use it. the evening news is next. 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.
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captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: tonight, we begin with what could be a bat start to the summer as covid cases and hos hospitalizations e on the rise in at least 40 states. and the breaking news about covid boosters for kids. alarming news about children and the pandemic. cases skyrocket, as c.d.c. advisors are now recommending a third shot. long lines for formula as families grow desperate. the f.d.a. announces shuttered michigan plant at the center of the crisis could reopen next week. abortion ban, oklahoma passes the nation's strictest bill in the country, prohibiting nearly all abortions starting at fertility zigs. the war in ukraine -- new video tonight from inside mariupol, as


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