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housing in this community, i recognize the important need for access to basic rights like water, sanitation, food, community, addiction counselling. >> reporter: as a candidate for mayor, he views the issue of homelessness through the prism of his own experience, understands its raw urgency, and believes it's a problem within our power to solve. >> what i learned while living in this parking lot is that things can change really quickly. your safety can change really quickly. and there are so many frequentsy of violent attacks, of assaults that so it's necessary that we have a volunteer patrolling this street every day. >> reporter: jim spence adamantly disagrees. the san jose police officer believes our current approach to homelessness rewards questionable choices and bad behavior. >> so many of these homeless people, they want a handout. they think for some reason they deserve something. >> reporter: spence's philosophy is deeply rooted in his decade
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as a beat cop. >> most of the people in those camps doing that, they wanted to be there. they did not want to obey the rules. they did not have the same ideas about cleanliness, about getting a job, about getting being part of society. >> reporter: marshall and jim will share the ballot, but have virtually no shared beliefs. no common ground on policy or politics. each is using their respective campaign as a trojan horse of course to inject ideas into the political discourse. for marshall, it's the homeless crisis and climate change. >> i'm ready to be the next mayor of san jose because i've been focusing, researching, and developing strategies on our climate crisis for now nearly a decade. >> jim jumped into the race frustrated with our response to the pandemic, mask mandates and vaccine requirements. >> the politics of whether to mask or not mask or to get a shot or not shot, i think that's an individual decision. and as an american, i believe that's your choice.
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and you shouldn't be told by government. >> reporter: the ballots are in the mail, and voters have between now and june 7th to decide which two candidates will face off in the november election. in san jose, devon fehely, kpix 5. >> and be sure to stay with kpix 5 and cbs news bay area for continuing coverage. we'll keep you informed on all the big issues leading up to the june primary. this story caught our attention. the union that represents warni tourists to avoid national parks in san francisco. here is the reason why. the union has been raising the alarm over police staffing levels. it claims those areas will not be safe, especially during the upcoming memorial day weekend because of limited staffing. they say throughout the park region, there are only 11 patrol officers on duty. normally there should be 83. the chairman of the police order says a lot has to do with low pay and the high cost of living in the bay area. >> our starting salary for officers assigned to the san francisco field officer at
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$67,769. so it's actually considered below the poverty line in san francisco. so we're having a serious problem trying to recruit and retain officers. >> until the officers staffing problem is resolved, families are being encouraged to visit places like yosemite, monterey or parks like north of point reyes. all right. taking a live look at thrive city right now. this is the warriors watch party. fans here are ready. the dubs are one game away from the sweep of the dallas mavs. more from here in just a minute. but first, kpix 5 sports reporter vern glenn is at the mavericks american airlines. >> the dubs have a chance to make yet another finals appearance. breaking out the brooms potentially. vern? >> courtside american airlines center, it won't be long now. about a half hour away before warriors, mavericks, game four. and just imagine, if the dubs could close this out.
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we got a perspective a couple of floors up from warriors radio play by play tim roye and what he expects tonight. >> i expect dallas to come out with some desperation. i think they're going to be ready to give the warriors a physical time. so i expect a physical game. and i think for the warriors it's a matter of hanging around. just keeping in touch and trying to wear them down. >> boy, i feel like giving you a pir of binoculars. i thought you had the best street in the house, but we are up there. >> that seat went away a few years ago. we have a bird's-eye view here in dallas. and we have a great working area, great working space, good people. but it is pretty high up. but you just learn to deal with it. i'm blessed. this is the sixth western conference final i've worked. it's great to be working for a fan base that's as dedicated and passionate as dub nation. >> win or no win, , we are com
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home tomorrow. let's see what happens when they roll the ball out in just a jiffy. back to you in san francisco. >> those seats are disrespectful. back in the bay, fans are arriving at the warriors watch party. >> kpix 5's kenny choi live with fans who are eager for a sweep. hi, kenny. >> you know, guys, if you can't be at the game tonight and in dallas, this might just be the next best thing. take a look and listen at the crowd that is here. they are amped. they are ready for this game. they have already set their lawn chairs. they've been waiting here for hours. these fans are the dedicated ones, and they can make a pretty compelling argument that they are more die-hard than even the fans that come to chase center when there is a game inside at the arena. >> sweet. this is where it's going to happen to dallas. >> reporter: you can claim to be a die-hard fan. >> we don't want no beef. this is crab city. >> reporter: but have you ever
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shown up seven hours before tip-off -- >> thompson, three. >> reporter: for a game you won't even be able to get into? that's nearly 1800 miles away. >> we don't care nothing about no brisket. we like sour dough, ghirardelli and dungeness crab. this is town business. >> reporter: meet james mccoy. he is first in line, and everyone behind him knows it. in a nice way. >> you start the line on this side, you in the shade. >> thank you. >> reporter: the berkeley native has been a warriors fan since 1968, getting into games at the coliseum through a security guard friend, but has never been able to see a game inside their new sparkling home where ticket prices are in the hundreds and thousands courtside. >> this is die-hard from the cow palace days. we still here. we believe. >> reporter: james says it's too expensive to buy a ticket these days, but that doesn't matter. >> you got people dancing, kids playing basketball, and they shirts out to the crowds. i keep missing the shirts, and
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i'm mad! >> reporter: it's that kind of passion and enthusiasm that creates a unique energy from 3,000 plus fans packing thrive city in front of chase center. >> this is beautiful. it brings all the communities together like a guy down there, he from hayward. i met people from san jose. i had people from modesto. >> reporter: they'll watch along with james on a monstrous screen tonight. >> wiggins. >> reporter: who knows what kind of aerial takeoff will come next. >> he didn't care. he was like from the playgrounds in berkeley where i'm from, san pablo park or grove spring in berkeley. he went to it. he's going to get to it. he went after it. >> reporter: whatever it is, you can bet james mccoy will be on his feet. >> the warriors are going to do it. >> reporter: because he's cold-blooded and might just be the warriors' number one die-hard fan. >> i cherish this ring. this is the biggest thing i got in my jewelry box. >> reporter: so the dance party has already started.
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you see fans with brooms in their hands. and i confirmed. i saw james out there right in the middle, right. he's got a front row seat to this. that's why he came seven hours early. this is really the first time the warriors are doing something like this on this scale for this play-off run this season. that's because back in 2019 during their last championship run, that was in oakland. so this is the first venue in san francisco for something like this. fily r a tipff is ans, just about 19 minutes away. guys? >> all right, thank you. a live look at san francisco. a new ballot measure could make supeisor aaron peskin is cont introducing a measure for the november ballot which he says would be the largest expansion of rent control since 1979. it takes advantage of a loophole in a state law which prohibits cities from imposing rent after
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1975. if cities take advantage of rezones that let them build taller buildings, their market rate units would be subject to rent control. the measure needs six votes a the board of supervisors to qualify for the ballot. coming up, meet the 8-year-old san francisco girl who has been chosen as the grand marshall for this week's carnival parade. how she shows passion for her culture through poetry. coming up all new at 6:00, crack down on water wasters. the local agency that's getting tough and going after people who are not conserving enough. the new fine some people could be forced to pay up.
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some questions about why the suspect involved was arrested multiple times and not held.
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yes on h. recall chesa boudin now. taking a live look from the house, president joe biden speaking about the shooting in texas. >> would not have to do this again. another massacre, uvalde, texas. an elementary school.
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beautiful innocent second, third, fourth graders. and how many scores of little children who witness what happened seehappened see their as if they're in a battlefield, for god's sake. they'll remember it the rest of their lives. there is a lot we don't know yet. there is a lot we do know. their parents who will never see their child again. never have them jump in bed and cuddle with them. parents who will never be the same. to lose a child is like having a piece of your soul ripped away.
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there is a hollowness in your chest. you feel like you're being sucked into it and never going to be able to get out, suffocating. it's never quite the same. it's a feeling shared by the siblings and the grandparents and the family members and the community that's left behind. scripture says -- jill and i have talked about this in different contexts, another context. the lord is near to the broken hearted and saves the crushed in spirit. so many crushed spirits. so tonight, i ask a nation to pray for them. give the parents and siblings the strength in the darkness they feel right now.
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as a nation, we have to ask, when in god's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? when in god's name we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done? this is 3,44 8 days, ten years since i stood up at a high school -- a grade school in connecticut where another gunman massacred 26 people, including 20 first graders at sandy hook elementary school. since then, this have been over 900 incidents of gunfires reported on school grounds. marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland, florida. san jose, texas. oxford high school in michigan. the list goes on and on. the list grows when it includes mass shootings at places like
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movie theaters, houses of worship, as we saw just ten days ago at a grocery store in buffalo, new york. i am sick and tired of it. we have to act. and don't tell me we can't have an impact on this carnage. i spent my career as a senator and as a vice president working to pass common sense gun laws. can't and will prevent every tragedy, but we know they work and have positive impact. when we passed the assault weapons ban, mass shootings went down. when the law expired, mass shootings tripled. the idea that an 18-year-old kid can walk into a gun store and buy two assault weapons, it's just wrong. what in god's name do you need except to kill someone?
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running through the forests with kevlar vests on, for god's sake. it's just sick. and the gun manufacturers have spent two decades aggressively marketing assault weapons which make them the most and largest profit. for god's sake, we have to have the courage to stand up to the industry. here's what else i know. most americans support common sense laws, common sense gun laws. i just got off my trip from asia, meeting with asian lead ee leaders. and i learned of this while i was on the aircraft. what struck me on that 17-hour flight, what struck me was these kinds of mass shootings rarely happen anywhere else in the world. why? they have mental health problems.
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they have domestic disputes in other countries. they have people who are lost. but these kinds of mass shootings never happen with the kind of frequency they happen in america. why? why are we willing to live with this carnage? why do we keep letting this happen? where in god's name is our backbone to have the courage to deal with it and stand up to the lobbies? it's time to turn this pain into action. for every parent, for every citizen in this country, we have to make it clear to every elected official in this country, it's time to act. it's time for those who have struck to delay or block the common sense gun laws, we need to let you know that we will not forget. we can do so much more. we have to do more.
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our prayer tonight is for those par parents lying in bed, trying to figure out will i be able to sleep again. what do i say to my other children, what happens tomorrow? may god bless the loss of innocent life on this sad day. and may the lord be near the broken-heart and save those crushed in spirit, because they're going to need a lot of help, a lot of our prayers. god love you. >> all right. that was president biden addressing the nation after that horrific mass shooting that killed 18 children at an elementary school. much of his speech was about a call for action and calling on
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congress to pass gun laws. >> president biden saying, to lose a child is like having a piece of your soul taken away. a very impassioned speech as he
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warm temperatures around the bay today, hot inland. t red flag warning. tomorrow for solano county, the only advisories across the bay
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area. just for solano county. one more hot day in store for us tomorrow for inland parts of the bay area. it's not going to be quite as warm around the bay because the onshore breeze is going to kick in. it didn't kick in at all today. back to normal temperatures by thursday and friday and near average temperature pattern is going to continue as we head into memorial day weekend. tracking the current winds we do have the offshore winds farther inland, but they're not that strong. that's good news. we're going the track some stronger gusts in the higher elevations as we head through the rest of the night. the strongest gusts are going to get up to around 35 miles per hour. that's significantly lower than the 45 plus gusts we were tracking last week with the last red flag warning. the atmosphere is dry. humidity levels are still going to be run from 13 to 30% by 7:00 this evening. those numbers will go up somewhat overnight. as the temperature cools down, the humidity levels go up. but they're going to level off in the 25 to 40% range which is still dry. and the atmosphere dries out again tomorrow. the winds are going change
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direction. you see the wind flowing through the goldin' gate. as we look into the late afternoon time frame. and these going to help. temperatures tonight dropping down into the upper 50s and low 60s. that's well above normal for this time of year. high temperatures in san francisco; they occur early in the day. there is that sharp drop-off as we head into the late afternoon. we're going to be seeing that onshore breeze definitely reasserting itself. but it's not going to happen in time for temperatures inland to stay out of the 90s. well into the 90s for inland parts of the east bay. they'll be the hot spots we'll have look at the seven-day forecast which does include that big drop in temperatures from wedn 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.
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we're behind every customer smile. 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.
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we're counting down to carnival. the carnival grand parade is taking to the streets once again this sunday. after a two-year pandemic break, kpix 5 is a proud sponsor. this year one of the grand marshals is an 8-year-old girl and san francisco native whose par parents emigrated from honduras. >> how she uses the power of poetry to share her passion for her culture. >> cvez es mas valiante. >> these are the words of henna. an 8-year-old poet wise beyond her years and eager to tell stories of history, notable
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figures. >> this poem i wrote about cesar chavez, he really inspired me. >> reporter: and about the love of her culture, something she holds near and dear to her heart. >> sometimes i feel like i only belong over here where i was born. but my parents always tell me that i'm from honduras too. and it doesn't matter if i was born here, because have i the blood of them and they have the blood of honduras. >> reporter: her love of the written word started when she was very young when her mom gave her a book of poetry to read. >> she gave me a book that i could read and become a better reader. she told me this would bring more benefits in life and would improve my learning. then i asked her who writes the poems, and she answered me. she gave me a notebook and she told me she would help me to write poems. but first she would help me and teach me. and then i would have to do it on my own. she inspired me. [ speaking spanish ]
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>> reporter: her parents came to the united states about 15 years ago from honduras and are so grateful that the community has embraced their daughter's passion of poetry. >> i recited a poem at city hall, and i'm going to wear the exact same dress, and i really like it because it's colorful and it represents everything i like. >> reporter: a dress she will be wearing as one of the grand marshals in this year's carnival parade, and her parents couldn't be more proud. she shaid she very proud of her daughter and she is a very smart girl. her father says he wants his daughter to be well-known in san francisco, but the future, they hope to return to honduras one day to inspire other children. as for her future -- >> the number one thing i want to keep doing is still studying because studying is the most.
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studying is the most important thing. and hopefully i can keep praying. and when i get older, i write in english and i can keep writing more poems, but in english. >> reporter: her words -- [ speaking spanish ] are beautiful in any language. i'm gianna franco, kpix 5. >> catch our live coverage of the carnival parade sunday on cbs news bay area. that's it for the news at 5:00. >> kpix 5 at 6:00 begin news with allen martin and elizabeth cook. >> right now on kpix 5, streaming on cbs news bay area, crews out in full force, stepping out their wildfire defense. why it is critical in one bay area county. plus, cracking down on water wasters in the south bay. the big fines if you're not doing enough to conserve. >> we need people to know that we are serious about wanting to have more water conservation. and a special graduation ceremony in the east bay for
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japanese americans who were pulled out of school during world war ii. how a group of students made it all happen. good evening. i'm allen martin. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. we start with first alert weather. hot and dry conditions increasing the fire danger in northern california. >> let's take a look outside. the hottest day of the week so far. parts of the bay area baking in summer-like temperatures. the weather also fuelling the risk of wildfire. >> we have team coverage this evening. let's get right to our first alert chief meteorologist paul heggen. paul? >> temperatures were hot for inland parts telephone bay area. let's look at the highs, compare them to average. well into the 90s. 18 degrees above normal in san jose. getting up to 93 degrees, almost 23 degrees above average in on cord, and santa rosa. the sonoma county hobby airport an even 100 degrees. a whopping 24 degrees above normal. downtown santa rosa topped out at 97. we've got one more day to go in this hot weather pattern, which means the fire fuels are going to continue to dry out. that's a concern especially in solano county where we get gustier


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