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>> i'm allen martin in for ryan yamamoto. for the first time in more than two decades, santa clara county is going to get a new sheriff. >> len ramirez has a look at the five candidates who all agree it's time for a change. >> reporter: four of the five candidates for sheriff come with extensive law enforcement backgrounds, but all are running on reform platforms after sheriff laurie smith was indicted for corruption in office last year. >> i think right now we have a great opportunity to really reimagine and restructure how we serve our communities. >> reporter: bob jonsen has been palo alto's chief of police since 2018. he has a 35-year law enforcement career that also includes the l.a. county sheriff's office and menlo park p.d. he is also a former actor who appeared as one of the storm troopers in ""star wars": return of the jedi." his plan would be to create advisory councils from the community and staff. >> i think you need to have a leader that's engaged. i think the community deserves that especially in our country
environment, having someone who is open to accountability and police reform. >> thank you very much. >> reporteget cisti nagaye has served as a deputy sheriff for 20 years. she is also a former army medic and champion bodybuilder who says the sheriff's office needs a change in culture. >> i am running because law enforcement is failing. >> reporter: as sheriff, she wants to do away with the warrior cop culture, and replace it with a guardian cop mentality. >> the trust starts with training. our deputies need more training. we currently have defense tactics training every other year. it's only four hours long. and that needs to be changed. >> reporter: businesswoman ahn colton is the only candidate with no law enforcement background, but said this in a recent forum. >> take responsibility to be the keeper of the peace and the people's protector. >> i want to come in and completely restructure and change our organization from the top down. >> reporter: sergeant sean allen is a 32-year veteran of the sheriff's office who says big
changes are needed. he served and patrolled the gang unit and the jail, which he first saw as a 19-year-old who was falsely arrested and let go after a weekend in the county jail. >> i was in the sixth floor where michael was murdered. >> reporter: allen says one of his priorities is to improve mental health services in the jail. >> how do you bring the public into the department? open that door so they take an active part in smart policing and changing the culture. it's actually deputy advertising your oversight people. >> we are supposed to be protectors and servers. >> reporter: kevin jensen overcame poverty and growing up with a father in prison for armed robbery. he rose through the ranks in the sheriff's office, serving for 29 years. >> i think we have to reestablish trust. >> reporter: he retired as captain in 2013. he was also assistant chief of the department of correction. if elected, he wants to investigate how the sheriff's office allowed itself to go off the rails under sheriff laurie smith. >> i don't believe we can just go forward and say well, that's all done and it's in the past.
we have to examine what got us here, even if it's painful. and at least do investigations where people are held accountable, that's what we have to do. >> reporter: public safety, reform, rebuilding the public trust, all part of what the candidates for sheriff say they'll do starting on day one if elected. in san jose, len ramirez, kpix 5. >> 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. well, elon musk has revised the financing plan he is using to buy twitter. the buyout was partially funded through loans that were backed by his tesla shares. but now musk is dropping that plan. instead, he is going to provide an additional $6 billion in equity funding. some investors seeing this as a new sign thatk mus carnival returns this weekend to san francisco's mission district.
kpix is a very proud sponsor. >> sharon chin tells us about the force behind carnival, its long-time artistic director who is finally bringing the event to a permanent home. >> and i get goose bumps, and i just get excited, just knowing that it's a dream come true. >> reporter: a dream nine years in the making. for roberto hernandez, this new cultural arts healing center is more than a home for 44-year-old carnival. thinking about it brings back a sweet memory, i remember as a little boy watching my mom and dad dance the cha-cha-cha. and i would just smile. not only in my face, but inside. it just made me feel happy. >> reporter: the new center on florida street the latest project for the man known as mayor of the mission. it's only a few blocks from where he lived as a child when he cemented his life-long calling. >> i just can't sit back and
watch somebody just deteriorate. >> reporter: when he was 12 years old, roberto's father sent him to delaino. >> i thought we were poor. i realized we weren't. >> reporter: he met union leader huerta and realized how they lived. >> at that time they had no water, no bathrooms. then living in sheds. i came back, and i just hugged my parents and said thank you. >> reporter: as an adult, he began to fight for his community. fight evictions, gentrification, and poverty. neighbors bring him their pain, from losing jobs to losing loved ones to covid. >> it's hard. it's -- it's tough, you know. i pray every day. and i get up and i meditate. and i let go of that pain. and ask the creator to give me strength and give me hope and give me courage. >> and this building --
>> this is the future permanent home of carnival. >> offers a new source of hope and courage. two years after breaking ground on city-owned land, 90 units of affordable housing are set to open this fall. followed by the cultural arts center in the new year. it's designed as a safe space where healing can come through dancing for beat of the drums. >> and that beat connects to your heart and it connects to your soul, your spirit, your mind, your body. and you get transformed. >> reporter: a recent cinco de mayo fundraiser gave voice. nearly 80% of the $6 million project is funded be, the work is far from over. >> whatever amount of time i got left, i just want to give back. >> reporter: giving back to neighbors. >> i'm proud of him. he is here from the mission. >> reporter: will become like family. for 65-year-old man of the mission, he is still very much man on a mission. in san francisco, sharon chin, kpix 5.
>> joining us live now ceo of carnival san francisco, roberto hernandez. roberto, let's talk more about the cultural arts healing center in the mission. you've got 90 units of affordable housing. how do people apply for that? who is your target audience. who do you want to live there? >> latinos that have been evicted from the mission district during this dot dot boom that basically have been left homeless. and we also want to ensure that people aren't living in grand juries and aren't living in cars. >> yeah, noble cause. i know that has been a cause near and dear to your heart recently. and tell me what you're most excited about for this weekend personally. >> personally, i'm so excited that after being sheltered in place, children, young people, adults and seniors will be able to get out and dance out on the
street. the street becomes our stage. and we're going to have so much fun in the parade and as well as on harrison street and 24th street. we actually put up a dream of mine that's finally come true to brighten up the streets and give people an amazing, wonderful, fun filled time this entire weekend. >> roberto, do you feel like the time is right? the city really needs this, the people telephone city, the mission? we need this kind of thing right now. >> yeah, you know, it's time to heal. and we need to move forward. part of moving forward is eating together, dancing together, and co-existing together. a lot of families t i know of are finally going to be able to come together. because that's what the beauty of carnaval has always been.
whether you still live here or gentrified or moved out, the carnaval. my family is coming, my brother is coming, we're looking forward to being united especially after two years of covid. >> i know the theme for this year is colores de amor. can you tell me more about that? >> well, right now, as you all know, there is a war going on in the world. we just had -- and i just -- my heart goes out to the families in texas, you know we have too much violence going on. right now what we need, the only way we can counter violence, and also the hate that's going on in this country, is by promoting amor, promoting love. and colores de amor is a way that brings us all together.
whether you're black, you're purple, you're gray, you're brown. whatever color, bringing all of us together. and in the spirit of love and being with each other is important. but most important is that we got to love ourselves. and if we love ourselves, we can love everybody else. that's what we're going to promote this weekend is fill people with love so they can go home with love. >> all right, roberto. a noble message. thank you so much for joining us. i look forward to seeing you this weekend. you can catch our live coverage of carnaval sunday at 10:00 a.m. on cbs news bay area. still ahead, where is alexis gabe? the reward that's growing to find the missing contra costa woman. and now two years since the murder of george floyd, the police reform measures just signed by the president. coming up all new at 6:00, a bay area team taken and never seen again. now six years later, her family and friends are still not giving up hope. their message as they honor their 15-year-old.
plus -- >> online booking apps have made it easy to find a place to stay for a weekend getaway at small towns like stinson beach. but some say it's gotten too easy, and now the county has put the brakes o 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.
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an anonymous donor contributed the other half of it. gabe was last seen january 26 f visiting an ex-boyfriend in antioch. investigators have confirmed her disappearance was not by accident or choice. they very much suspect foul play. president biden has just signed an executive order reforming federal policing. this two years after the murder of george floyd. these new laws apply to federal law enforcement only, but the white house says they hope this will serve as a model for local police forces too. the executive order includes an officer database, logging misconduct, a ban on chokeholds, restrictions on no knock warrants, body armor requirements and new de-escalation requirements. >> it's amazing what we can do together to heal the very soul of this nation. >> president biden's executive order comes after bipartisan negotiations failed in congress back in september. coming up, ahead of the fda,
to hold repeat offenders accountable. he prosecuted zero fentanyl drug dealing cases, even though nearly 500 people have died of overdoses. i'm voting yes on h to recall chesa boudin now. we can't wait one more day when people are dying on our streets. the head of the fda faced congressional leaders on capitol hill today outlining the agency's missteps when it responded to contamination issues that shut down a michigan factory. that factory is at the center of
the baby formula shortage. the fda commissioner admits changes need to be made across the board. >> it was too slow, and there were decisions that were suboptimal along the way. frankly, the inspection results were shocking. standing water, cracks in the key equipment that prevents the potential for bacterial contamination to progress. >> the part of the delay in inspecting the plant was because of a covid outbreak. he also talked about the delay in reviewing an october whistle-blower complaint alleging safety violations at the abbott plant. lawmakers expressed outrage when they learned the interview didn't happen until december. for mental health awareness month, our gianna franco hosted a conversation with several bay area health professionals to discuss struggles experienced by so many. >> finding a therapist or counselor, let's be honest, it can be a process. sometimes it can take weeks or months to get a referral and the cost can be sky-high. if you're not covered by
insurance, what do you do if you can't find one? >> our half hour special takes a look at how to deal with the difficult times. catch it tonight at 7:30 streaming on cbs news bay area or find us on the cbs news app or pluto tv channel 1021. paul is monitoring here monitoring this heat. especially hot inland. >> still in the 90s for inland parts of the east bay. the marine air is making progress. the heat responsible for the record breaking temperatures yesterday and today beginning to breck down, slide off to the east. the approach of the storm system is headed for the pacific northwest. helped to funnel that surge of the fog and the marine stratus clouds up the coast towards the bay area, and that is going to continue spreading through the golden gate and into the inland valleys as we head to tomorrow morning. the fog shows up at bright white. the duller shade of gray is farther up in the atmosphere. the fog is going to back up to the coast, but the clouds higher up in the sky, they're still going to be streaming in as we head to that part of the day.
part of the system aiming for the pacific northwest. we're not going get any moisture out of the clouds over than coastal drizzle. but just the presence of the clouds and the fog to slow down the warm-up is going to keep a lid on how much the temperatures are going to be able to warm up. and the winds will have something to say as well. the onshore winds are going to die down as we head through the evening and overnight. at least most of the night. picking up pretty quickly as we head through thursday morning. not strong enough for a wind advisory, just a noticeable cool onshore wind, pushing that farther and farther into the inland valleys. all of it is going to drop temperatures inland by 20 degrees from today's highs to tomorrow's high temperatures. put this back down to where we should this time of year. look at the temperatures. huge spread. it only made it up into the low 60s at half moon bay. upper 60s in san francisco. upper 70s for oakland. low 90s san jose. mid-90s santa rosa. upper 90s concord, and 102 record-setting degrees in livermore. 99 degrees in concord. also a record for today. those are the two spots that set
new record highs. right now we still have a 42-degree spread in temperatures from 42 at half moon bay to 96 in fairfield. still holding on the 95 in concord and 93 in livermore. the north bay dropped back down, mostly into the 70s. still 83 degrees in san jose. that's a big drop from the high temperature of 93 degrees. the temperatures will continue falling tonight. down to where about where we should be this time of year. upper 40s for the north bay valleys. other whiez temperatures tomorrow will top out within a few degrees of average. upper 50s on the coast. low to mid-70s around peninsula. the south end of the bay, santa clara valley warmer, only around 80 degrees. it's not going to be that warm. but the santa cruz mountains are going to block the marine layer from making its way into for most of the day. warmer spots reaching the east 80s. much closer to normal for this time of year. a lot of upper 70s. if you stay below 80 this time of year, that's bonus territory. low 60s in san francisco. mid- to upper 60s for oakland and the east bay. with upper 60s and low 70s for
the north bay. cooler than other inland parts of the bay area because you're going to have more cloud cover to slow down the warm-up where until you get farther south. lake county still reaching the 80s there little ups and downs to our temperatures around the bay in san francisco and oakland as we head through the holiday weekend. a big drop in temperatures still upcoming for san jose. from 80 tomorrow down to around 70 degrees on sunday. but then we warm back up for memorial day. the warm-up continues for tuesday and wednesday for inland parts of the bay area. but just into the 80s. no return to the widespread 90s in the seven-day forecast. i'm elizabeth cook. coming up all new at 6:00, a new clue in the search for a woman accused of killing afrancisco p. shee authorities b selievean is. plus -- >> tomorrow the city of san jose will mark a terrible anniversary. it's been one year since the mass shooting at the vta railyard. i'm devin fehely. coming up, we'll take a closer look at some of the gun control
measures the city enacted, and whether they made us any safer. and bay area county halts vacation rentals at some of the most popular summer getaways. how they hope it will help ease the housing crisis. the news at 6:00 is coming up in about five minutes. sara, allen? >> all right, liz, thanks. still ahead here at 5:00, how one south bay man is fighting food insecurity by empowering families to grow th
finding waste. because... yiu is for you. yiu is for you. exactly. yvonne yiu. democrat for controller. 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. a san jose man is planting
seeds towards self-sufficiency so low-income families can produce food in their own home gardens. sharon chin introduces us to this week's jefferson award winner. >> in the garden, i like to rinse it off. >> reporter: she marvels at how her backyard has transformed. >> very good for you. >> reporter: from an empty wasted space into a beautiful thriving garden that nourishes her body and spirit. >> i enjoy looking at how it from seeds, the sprouting, everything, until the fruitsy harvest. >> reporter: she is grateful to raul lozano. >> watering, planting. >> reporter: back in 2011, it broke his heart to hear about people struggling in the recession. >> people were losing their jobs, losing their homes. and it was just bad. >> reporter: raul began teaching santa clara county low-income families to grow organic home gardens to fight food insecurity. >> i was trying to figure out a
way how people could grow their own food and practice food sovereignty. >> reporter: raul's san jose nonprofit -- >> here is a list of what you're getting, valley verde took root. the program takes on about 100 families a year for each year. they get seeds, soil, planter boxes if needed and workshops to teach people what to do. she feels empowered feeding her family healthy produce from her home harvest. >> as you grow, you learn a lot about nutrition, growing your own food and being independent. >> reporter: one of the unique things is it grows seedlings often used in ethnic food. for example, this is lemon grass, commonly used in southeast asian cooking. more than 70% of the program's families are immigrants. and early on, they asked raul to grow multi-ethnic fruit and vegetables so he has added items like thai basiltomatillos.
>> they're able to hold on to their heritage, teach their children who they are. >> bok choy. >> reporter: bends over backwards to insure home gardners have all the resources and support they need to succeed. >> he's just very passionate. he is very passionate about the work. and he cares about families in need. >> reporter: raul gives people a gift from the ground up. the gardening skill that he learned as a child and cultivated as a relaxing hobby now sustains local families. >> it's way more rewarding than i ever thought it was going to be. >> reporter: so for planting seeds of self-sufficiency for low-income families, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to raul lozano, sharon chin, kpix 5. >> if you know a quiet hero who is making a difference in our community, nominate that person for a bay area jefferson award.
just go to our website, kpix.com/hero and click on the jefferson awards tab. that's it for the news at 5:00. kpix 5 at 6:00 begins now with allen martin and elizabeth cook. >> right now on kpix 5 and streaming on cbs news bay area, as san jose marks one year since the vta mass shooting, what's being done to prevent future tragedies. >> i feel that we're just as vulnerable today as we were last year. plus, a bay area girl abducted six years ago and never seen again. the family's fight to bring her home. >> it's extremely hard. but i know i have to do it, because i have to be her voice. and who wouldn't want to live in this coastal bay area town? how vacation rentals are making that nearly impossible. good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm allen martin. on the eve of the anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in bay area history, and just one day of course after the tragedy in texas, gun control is top of
mind. >> tomorrow marks one year since a gunman opened fire at the vta railyard in san jose and killed nine coworkers. the city promised to take action. >> kpix 5's devin fehely reports on what changed and what still needs to be done to protect communities from gun violence. >> reporter: whenever there is a mass shooting anywhere in the country, and especially in your community, people have two questions. what caused it, and what could have been done to prevent it? or what can be done to prevent it from happening again? one day after the mass shooting in texas and nearly one year to the day after the vta shooting and real solutions that would make us significantly safer remain elusive. as the city of san jose prepares to mourn the nine lives that were ended, the countless lives of family, friends and coworkers who were upended by the city's deadliest mass shooting on record, vice mayor
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