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2 foot-tall head dresses elaborate performances in music that makes you want to get up and dance. the mission district's best party makes a come back. >> it reminds me that we're still home and this is still ours. a lot of us have been displaced. good evening. we do begin tonight with a holiday weekend barbecue leading to a rescue mission. >>. >> new at 6:00, lot of grills fired up, one of them started a backyard fire. it quickly spread to multiple homes last night. one of the residents nearly lost their lives. >> reporter: the fire started at the backyard in this house. fire fighters said someone turned on the the grill to burn off food debris before walking away and when they returned, the
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grill was on fire and the flames quickly spread to other homes. >> i took the hose and watered everything i could find to try to keep the flames off it until the fire department got here. >> reporter: she saw the flames burning saturday night. >> couple of people started yelling, so i knew somebody was called 911, so i just it wouldn't war with the hose arer the boosh cue fire started one house down from him but quickly spread to the tree next to his fence and thabing yards. >> it was just adrenaline fall, keep it off the fence because as you can see this is all straw and wood out here. these trees out here were on fire. i was so afraid the embers were going to>>eporter: leaving was an option for him. >> i have a handicapped wife in this bedroom. >> reporter: he said the garden
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hose bought him just enough time. the fire fighters showed up as flames were getting out of control. >> the fireman came out here and i yelled at him that the fire was under the awnings. he yelled on the radio can be p they had hoses within two minutes. >> reporter: neighbors helped him evacuate his wife. >> i got my wife out of here screaming and crying the whole way. it's hard to move her. arer the people that started the barbecue fire declined to talk to me. fire fighters say three neighboring homes had fire damage to exterior walls, and the fire destroyed two shats. >> i have a friend that lived on the other side of empire avenue, and she lost her home to a fire in a barbecue fire on father's day several years ago, so the first thing i did was get rid of my gas grill. >> reporter: many neighbors say no hard feelings. they hope it will be a teachable
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moment. >> i'm sorry it happened. they were trying to have a barbecue on memorial day. lesson learned. look how eds it can get away from you. now they're not sleeping in their homes tonight. >> reporter: just property damage. no injuries. fire fighters say it was an accident, and they're not going to punish the people who started the fire. and fire fighters do remind people to always keep a burning grill 15 feet away from anything flammable and do not leave it unattended. let's go to tracking our fire weather watch. actually, cilanto county. >> this weekend, we have had strong enough winds out over the water that the national service has put a gail warning for sailors. we have had a 50 miles an hour gust out there. if we switch our view, looking from the top out across the
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straight and over towards cilanto county, that's where the red flag warning is in place tomorrow. it covers the entire sacramento valley, specially along that west side of the sacramento valley. anything west of i-5, those foothills, watch how the winds pick up tomorrow. you can see the screen light up as those northerly winds. really focus those offshore winds. you can see the streamlines taking it off shore. that's how you really dry it out. this is going to be a concern for tomorrow. it's tomorrow morning from 11:00 a.m. until tuesday night. but if you're not in that red flag barning, tomorrow is actually going to be the nicest of the three-day weekend. i'll explain why coming up in the forecast in just a few minutes. a line of empty chairs in front of a county church is
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serving as a tribute to the victims of the texas school shooting. we spoke to community leaders who created that memorial. >> reporter: you can't miss it when you pass by had church. the pastor and her congregation wanted to honor those students and teachers. they hope it inspires others to prevent a shooting like this from happening again. >> i received the news about what happened in uvalde, and was numb and was frozen actually for several days. >> reporter: one atestify other, a small chair symbolizes the young child taken too soon last week at robb elementary school in texas. the memorial captures the sadness in this community that so many are feeling across the country. >> there's also a sense of empowering for the kids and being able to put the chairs out to kind of do the work of folding paper to remember the names. >> reporter: days after the shooting, pastor emily lynn and
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her sisters decided to build this tribute together. >> the looking up of each of the names, reading them through, noticing the age, and pausing around each person. >> reporter: and how old are you two? >> 7. >> 8. >> reporter: even at such a young age, these two understand what happened and why it's so wrong. >> they were still growing up, and they got -- and they were still growing up, and they got killed, and that's really sad. >> reporter: children far too young to learn this lesson, painful for parents to accept this is their reality. >> there should not be anything like that anymore. >> and we hope it won't happen again. >> i think it was both very heart breaking to watch them be i part of it. why should they have to do this? >> it's very touching to read the comments that people have. so it's healing for people. they're able to cry together. >> reporter: mixed in with all the flowers, some cookies for
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these kids and apples for the two teachers. more reminders of the innocence stolen at that school. >> that's that the focus should be on, not politics, but on what can be done. this is a problem that all of us share. >> we are one nation. we should work together as a nation. >> reporter: a message made out of a sense to act, and its message for others to do the same. >> we need the space. take the time. whatever you're feeling is good and right, but please do something with that grief. authorities say a fugitive in last month's deadly sacramento mass shooting has been arrested in las vegas. investigators believe metula payton was one of the gang members who opened fire on april 3rd killing six people and wounding 12 others. he was taken into custody at an apartment complex and is
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expected to be extradited back to mexico. he and his brothers are each facing three counts of murder for death of three women. they were bystanders caught in the cross fire. authorities say the martin and paytons were both part of the two rival gang groups that squared off in the downtown area. this all happened as the bar in the area were closing. the groups opened fire spraying 100 rounds where dozens of people were gathered. seat belt safety is the primary focus this weekend. they're also going to be looking out for distracted drivers and people driving under the influence. we're all driving under the influence of the most expensive gas in the state of california. the price of a gallon of gas topped $6 a gallon. gallon regular is now 6.14 a
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gallon. california's gas tax already the highest in the country is going to up even more on july 1st. in san francisco, a gallon of regular is 6.39. nationwide, it's 4.61. ♪ the mission district's biggest party is back. hundreds of dancers showing off their fancy footwork as carnival returns to san francisco if sounds of music filled the air this afternoon. kpix 5 was there. jocelyn moran was there as well for all the excitement. >> yes, she was. >> reporter: covers of love, the theme of this year. those who participated proudly represented the colors of their flags and traditions. >> today we actually performs a
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dance. as you can see everything is hand made from head to toe. >> the dance returned after two years of hiatus. you can see the smiles. >> my grandma lives down the street. >> i was born and raised in mission. i'm a product of this celebration. my mom was seven months pregnant with me on a float 33 years ago. it reminds me we're still home, and this is still ours. a lot of us have been displaced. >> reporter: a sense of home, of community. >> seeing the little kids running around, the colors, the dancing, and you can just be you. >> reporter: edwin now lives in seattle, but flew back. his daughter loves dancing. >> i think it's important to be able to connect and understand different cultures, communities, be able to see what life they bring to community. how important it is to keep
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these traditions alive. >> reporter: one of those traditions many were excited for. >> every year, always excited. it's a lifestyle. it's more than low riding. >> the cars have always been my favorite and when the floats from my country go through. >> reporter: what's your country? el valve doo-- we first brought you the carnival this morning, but you can watch 24/7 on my mobile device. happening tomorrow, memorial day events are planned around the area. the parade will start with a pancake breakfast followed by a praud and carnival. they will hold a special service at the auditorium. admission is free. and hillsboro will have a parade outside its town hall with a music festival. that goes until mid afternoon. still ahead at 6:00 and streaming on cbs news bay area.
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>> the search for a person of interest in cases of vandalism on the peninsula. and how you can help name two falcon chicks high above the campus. it's coming up. and later in the hour, how san francisco is honoring a have a lor known for his bravery and a
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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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belmont police trying to identify a person of interest in several cases of vandalism over the past few months. police released these photos of a bearded man wearing a gray jacket and walking a small dog. police think that he put stickers on stop signs reading stop masking kids and stop the vax pass. and if you recognize the person, you're asked to be in touch with
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the police. now to the famous falcon family perched high above the cal campus. >> i do like this love story. we have been following the story of anny the falcon and her new partner for weeks now, and you actually have a chance to name her growing chicks. here's new video of them in their nest. so there is alden, the father. he's actually stepping up to feed the chicks, one male and one female. they sure have grown since they hatched at the beginning of the month. the chicks even had a rare visit from humans friday for their banding, and they weren't very happy about it. can't blame them. that's bird speak. the falcons looked very upset when the humans -- that would be handlers plucked them from their nest. >> there's an online contest
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being held by the group cal falcons for you to name them. you can submit your ideas on their social media pages. the winners will be announced next friday. since jules has a -- at her home, i would think you would be good at naming them. freddie comes to mind and freeda. let's bring in darren. falcons maybe should have some tie in with rock bands. maybe we'll name one of them zeplen. >> anyway, more on our weather now. i know you were working on a fire. there's something cooking now, huh? >> yeah. i wanted to adjust the camera that sits on mount diablo.
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we know there's a control burn that's happening, that's pretty much where this camera is pointed. you can see how light colored the smoke is which tells us the flames are not too intense or burning any structures. that falls in line with a control that would be burning grass. here's why this is also good. that's going obviously from left to right. in other words, it's going from west to east. that's an onshore wind. this would be a good day for a control burn. tomorrow, the winds will be coming from the north and coming towards the camera. that means they're going to be a lot stronger and dryer, and it will be a lot less favorable for control burns tomorrow. good to get things out of the way now. if you see that, no reason to panic at this point. that's planned. that's the red flag warning. and by the way, anny hawk and oakly sitting just here on the other side, not even included in
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the red flag warning tomorrow on that side of the delta. the real focus for this is going to be the same place it's been for the past couple of weeks. that west side of the valley. this part of the state's vulnerable tomorrow. you can see how the winds pick up on monday. brighter the color, the stronger the winds. it's not only monday. it will also be tuesday. that covers unaspect of monday. for the overwhelming majority of us, this is not going to be a big factor. in fact, tomorrow is the nicest day of the three-day weekend for a couple of reasons. one, it will be the warmest. not hot, just warm. low 80s for daytime highs. that's actually kind of a sweet spot this time of yore. it will continue to be a bit breezy near the water tomorrow. let's look how this plays out. tomorrow morning's lows start
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off in the low 50s. it's going to be blue skies tomorrow just like today. and the high coming in close to 80 degrees. it will be in the low 70s in the bay. in terms of the wind, we're just dealing with this stubbornly persistent system. you know how we had a chance for rain yesterday if? that's the system. shows up beautifully on water vapor. it's going to sit over here and pretty much stall out and be stationary. so now we have this big imbalance in the atmosphere. a big area of low pressure right there. as long as it sits there, we feel its presence. that's what happens when you get areas of low pressure. and that's why we've got that red flag warning for the next two days. other than that, it's a warmup that starts for us. if we look at the seven-day forecast, look at tuesday and wednesday. the winds will have calmed down
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by then. we warm up to the mid 80s for san jose. we're going to be in the mid 90s for the weekend. straight ahead in sports, what have the warriors been doing? giants and a's made some noise today. and there are
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i've lived in san francisco for 20 years. i'm raising my kids here. this city is now less safe for all of us. chesa boudin is failing 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.
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baseball up top and the giants last couple of days, they have made the worst team in the league look like contenders. let's take it to cincinnati where the giants got great defense, hit hard in the fifth. he snagged it and tagged the runner. that's a heads-up baseball play. giants no hit until the seventh. tyler delivered a solid gap over the club's first hit of the game. that chased after 6 2/3 shutout
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innings. top of the eighth, sometimes luck happens. a wicked hop off the glove of kyle farmer. that's how the giants got their first run. giants put a couple on, and watch it go. a three-run blaster for the giants to head 4-2. his third homer of the year. all of them this week, and they weren't done. a sixth run eighth inning was enough as the giants won the game 6-4. their road trip continues tomorrow in philadelphia. a's elvis an dress was feeling great. handed out maple bats. then against the rangers, stepped up swatted this in the fifth. eli white tried and could not glove it. rbi double. the a's came from 4-0 down made
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it a one-run left, tony kemp scored and tied this game. two batters later, sheldon noisy grounded a former a's marcus, and this happened, in the dirt. it allowed him to score and tie it. fifth error of the game for texas. danny tried to close it out but left the door open here in the ninth when his pitch went in the door. he rolled in and tied it until the bottom of the inning. winning run at second. loury got through. christian came in and scored the winning run. the a's walked it off 6-5. avoided a four-game sweep. he host the astros on monday. nba playoffs, celtics, heat, title run in progress. a spot against the warriors in the league finals is on the line. moving pictures with analysis on
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our game day sports show tonight. what's up with the western conference champs? is t warriors have been resting since thursday night. nba finals game one is this thursday. here's coach kerr. >> i got a lot of sleep the past couple of days. i played golf. took a long walk the other day with my wife and dog and had brunch. it was a wonderful day. so those days are probably gone now from tomorrow until the end of the final. >> new shellout at the indianapolis motor speedway over 300,000 for the inde 500. seven laps left. that's marcus ericson. cruising. until seven-time rookie spun out of control and into the wall. that brought in a regular flag stop. his pit crew, not happy. it's a restart, and despite
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onward efforts on the outside, ericson held him off to win and became the second swedish driver to reach victory lane here. and he celebrated how? with a ceremonial cold bottle of milk. now, pga, fort worth, texas. started the day seven shots back. hey, sam, come on. jarred it, and got his attention. so the world's number one ranked player needed to answer here, and -- missed to the right. what a come back for burns. his third win for the year. that's 1.5 million and change for burns. i once saw juliette line up and crush one right off the tee. >> once. >> true story. >> you saw that once.
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>> she looked good doing it, i tell you. >> but you had the chip and the put. give you credit. brian's the tennis player. get brian in on that one too. coming up in our next half hour, protestors sending a clear message to the president on his visit to
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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
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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. you're watching kpix 5 news at 6:30. >> do something! do something! sending a clear message to president biden visiting tex in the wake of the school shooting.
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pressure building for congress to take action now. welcome back. >> i'm brian hackney. cbs was in texas for the president's visit. >> reporter: president biden paid his respects for the people killed in last week's school rampage. dozens gathered to catch a glimpse. some spoke about the shooting's deep and painful impact on everyone in this tight community. >> we all know the family in some way, shape, or form. >> our state leaders have let us down. they continue to do what texas does not. we want gun control. and they don't. >> enough is enough. >> reporter: the justice department announced sunday it is getting involved with plans to very view the law enforcement response to the mass shooting. >> there were errors made. if you look back, if you rewind, it all started with the weapon,
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okay, the ak-15, is automatic assault rifle. an 18-year-old purchased that rifle. >> reporter: a more than hour-long delay between the time the gunman entered the school and agents unlocked the door and killed him has raised anger and rage. the -- during the more than hour-long ram beige under the belief the immediate danger had passed. >> there's no excuse for that. >> reporter: in a news conference friday, the director of the texas department of public safety said that was the wrong decision. cbs news, uvalde, tex. amid the calls for new gun legislation can be texas congressman is standing firm in his support for gun rights. >> the problem isn't a red flag gun law could have solved this. the problem is that the
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background check didn't capture the full story of this person. >> a republican representative adam kensinger is making it known that he is open to a ban on ar-15 rifles. >> i have opposed a ban fairly recently. i think i'm open to a ban now. i think it depends what it looks like. >> in order for congress to pass any new legislation, it would require the order from ten legislate churs. one person is dead, seven others injured. it happened after midnight at an outdoor celebration with about 1,500 attendees. witnesses say the gunshots broke out during an argument, and people ran for cover. two children are among the injured. pope afrancis is naked one of two cardinals. the pope has chosen bishop ronald mcel roy. he shares similar ideologies
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with pope francis. in fact, he has chris sized the campaign to exclude catholic politicians who support abortion rights from communion. this comes after san francisco's arch bish shop barred pelosi from receiving communion because of her support for abortion rights if archbishop previously sent a letter warning it could happen. it's not clear if f that's the reason he passed over him. he did release a statement following the announcement congratulating him on the the the appointment. also acknowledging his ties to different churches across the city. we are learning nancy pelosi's husband was arrested for dui in napa county around 11:45 last night and booked into county jail at 4:00 a.m.
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his bail was set at $5,000, and he was released. the speaker will not be commenting. it happened while she was on the east coast. she gave the commencement speech at brown university today. concord's vice mayor has also been arrested for dui. pulled over by clayton police after drinking and having dinner last week. she released a statement saying she takes full responsibility for her actions and apologizes to her community. she is taking action to make sure it does not happen again. still ahead here at 6:00. >> right now. [ bleep ]. >> a customer caught on camera abusing a bay area restaurant worker. the owner tells us scenes like this are making another problem even worse. and a warning for parents after a recess snack sends a number of kids to the hospital. that's next.
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we have video of a customer caught behaving badly, mistreating a san francisco restaurant worker over an order of french fries. now, the restaurant owner told kpix 5 it is just one ugly example of a larger problem as
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his industry struggles to emerge from the pandemic. >> reporter: you can hear the customer demand to speak to a manager at a my savory hot dogs at stones town mall in san francisco. seconds later, she starts grabbing whatever she can on the counter. the owner says his employee accidentally range the customer up for chilly cheese fries instead of regular cheese fries, a difference of 25 cents. after getting a refund, the customer came back. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: this time, she threw her drink at the cashier, cursed at her, and yelled, sorry, not sorry on her way out. >> i don't think people realize how hard it is to do customer service at a restaurant. i have had our employees get yelled out, get called names, for whatever reason, i note the employees that have english as a second language get picked on a
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lot more. >> reporter: this is not the first time the owner says his employees have dealt with angry or irrational customers. last year we did a story on a customer who spit at a cash she. >> we asked her politely to put on a mask, and she refusesed. >> reporter: he says he just opened six weeks ago. >> it's really hard to find workers. >> reporter: he described this employee as hardworking, juggling two jobs. she hasn't returned to work since the trauma. in san francisco, betty yu kpix 5. now a warning to parents to keep cannabis products away from children after three california third graders were hospitalized after eating cannabis gummies at school. they were brought by a student and shared at recess. the kids were taken to the hospital after showing signs of intoxication.
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school officials said they're worried the students may have been reacting to carbon month mock side, but they weren't. pay nearly a million dollars far ledgedly trapping dozens illegally. the da filed a lawsuit against the fisherman. the suit claims he set nearly 100 crab traps and claimed he didn't know fishing was banned. state workers seized 70 traps and released at least 260 back into the ocean. cal tran spends about $26 billion of your money a year on transportation. now a new state bill could impose a toll on highway 37. 37 runs from -- cal trans says because of rising sea levels, it could be under water in 20 years, so they would like to get even more road money to fix the
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problem. if it's passed, a toll on the road could start as soon as 2026. they haven't said how much the toll would be. the state senate is expected to consider a bill banning chemical testing on cats and dogs, prohibits testing on pets from products from pesticides, food additives and drugs. the state assembly passed the pets act unanimously. it includes testing for vaccines and bio medical research. san francisco senator scott weaner who offered the bill claims chemical testing on pets is both unreliable and potentially fatal. coming up next, an unhappy mother duck sets up a rescue mission. and the properties that could said real estate reported on lake tahoe. if you haven't made your
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outdoor plans for tomorrow, this third and final day is probably going to be the nicest day of the three-day weekend. i'll explain why i'll say that even though there's a red flag warning. we'll look at that in the first
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a very distressed mother duck set off a very delicate rescue mission many san francisco this morning officers saw the duck frantically quacking at a storm drain near oracle park, so they took a closer look and found baby ducklings down the drain. the officers removed the grate and carefully pulled them out reuniting them with their mother which then led her ducklings back to the san francisco bay. well, two tahoe estates could shatter real estate records. one is being listed for 64.5 million. five acre estate has two properties, a five-bedroom castle and a four-bedroom beach house. all together, the homes total
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more than 16,000 square feet. there's another one that's been listed at 5 million. it also consists of two properties, five-car garage, two guest houses, both are on the nevada side of the lake. we would resume you're going to have quite a few guests. the homes are still not the priciest on the mark. there's a 20,000 square foot mansion that has been listed for 100 million. if sold, they would break a tahoe record held by the thunderbird lodge which sold for 50 million back in 1998 and was once the most expensive private home in the country. if you're visiting lake tahoe this weekend, might notice lake levels are low. a number of boat ramps are closed.
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wow. take a listen. so this young pea unanimousist entertained shoppers with his sweet musical skills. he has been playing the piano for two years and is only 7 years old. i saw them around walnut creek. it's a program they have. it's a cool thing. we have a piano on our fifth floor that darren happens to play during his break. i hear you. >> right. never that good. >> you're getting there. >> but there's an opportunity -- if you like that kind of thing, coming up in september, they put out a dozen at the bhutan kl garden, anybody can go up and play. >> you should join that one. >> i'm going. it's coming up in september. let's refocus. we'll get caught into the first alert forecast now. two things. tomorrow, nicest day of the weekend. let me explain why i would say
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that. it's going sob sunny but a bit warmer than today. we're going to be in the low 80s tomorrow. so it's a little warmer, just as sunny, and a little less windy for the majority of us. we had a strong onshore wind today. it was windy through the gaps and passes. we had 25-30 mile an hour gust. tomorrow is still a little breezy. not as bad but still a bit breezy tomorrow. 81 is pretty much right on the mark for average for this time of year for most of our inland locations. we had to warm up quite a bit to get there. there is one minor issue. in addition to the breeze, which will turn back on again, some of that wind tomorrow is actually going to be coming from the wrong direction over here. we're going to see northerly winds pick up again. so we're going to go back now to that view we were looking at.
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this is our camera which has a bird's eye view of east bay. right now, we have to point it out towards pittsburgh. it sits off camera for you. that is a control burn. that's been going now for just about the last 36 hours. it started yesterday morning. it's at about 250 acres. it's burning through the mallard slew. there's nothing to burn out there but the weeds, and they're having a hard time getting to it, so they're going to let it go. sometimes it can be difficult to tell exactly where these things are. so you can see we stuck a pin on our camera. that's the vantage point we have over pittsburgh. when you come in to take a look at that southern shore there as you work your way up into the delta, that's the mallard slew right there. so you can see it's burning through the weeds, nothing in pittsburgh is threatened by it. it's fire season, so we're going
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to watch these things very closely. there's the red flag warning for tomorrow. this stays into effect until tuesday night. so and particularly, the focus is going to be the west side of the sacramento valley. we had a fire a week ago which started last weekend. this is the area tomorrow with those northerly winds where humidities are really going to drop, and it will be a bit of a concern to be aware of. that red flag warning is a bit of a hitch in that tomorrow. be a ware if you are inland tomorrow. the warmup continues. we're going to be in the mid 80s by wednesday. as we take a look across the rest of the seven-day forecast, we're going to be near 90 for our inland valleys. all right. juliette, back over to you. up next, how san francisco
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is honoring a 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.
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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.
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welcome back. new at 6:00, a ceremony was held today to honor the uss san francisco and the battle during world war ii. the event today remembered a sailor commended for his bravery even as he battled racism. john ramos has that story. >> reporter: the memorial to the uss san francisco sits in a quiet stot next to lands inn. its flag pole filled with holes from the bombardment they took on november 13, 1942. >> the uss san francisco and her
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ships filed right into the center of a japanese ar mad da. they opened fire in the pitch dark, and it was a brawl. there's no better way to describe it. >> reporter: miraculously, the ship was not sunk, but 77 sailors died in the battle, including much of the command staff, and their names were red aloud and a bell rung to honor their passing. a kitchen attendant, one of the few jobs an african american could hold back then. he fought in the battle of wouned soldiers. shots are ripping through the wall while he's carrying this guy down. he stands between him and the doorway where the bullets are coming through and takes the full brunt of this machine gun fire. he says he probably should have gotten the medal of honor for
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his actions will be but instead, they named a ship for him. was that unheard of at the time? >> absolutely. there were no ships that had ever been named after a black sailor or an unlisted man. >> a fighting ship named for a fighting man. >> reporter: the navy used his historic story in films as a way to placate african americans who may have been angry about the role they were given in the role. >> they may pour soup between battles, but in battles, they pour it with the best of them. >> this is wartime, so making sure african americans are going to be loyal to the country when you have the japanese on one side and hitler on the other, it's important to hold it together. >> reporter: his valor was remarkable considering his war was on two fronts. >> the double v for victory. if you were black, you turned
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your fingers the other way. one the victory is over segregation, the other is over our enemies. that was prevalent in the black community. >> reporter: so it was important for them to extend an honor to him for what he did. >> absolutely. >> reporter: in san francisco, john ramos, kpix 5. we want to thank you for watching. 60 minutes is next. >> we'll see you back here at 11:00. until then, the news continues on kpix.com. for now, good night.
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i joined the district attorney's office to pursue justice for everyone. but like so many of my colleagues, i resigned in protest because chesin inrfer in i every single casest 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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out-of-state corporations wrote an online sports webetting 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 funded by cbs and ford. we go further, so you can. shots fired, shots fired! >> as a result of the wounds inflicted by ar-15 style rifles... (gunfire/ ...the weapons used in the worst of the recent mass shootings-- >> perfect. >> doctors, first responders civilians and children are now being trained to use something called a bleeding kit, an idea that comes from saving americans on the battlefield. >> tourniquet. >> hurry up, hurry up! >> you believe that these mass casualty events have become so common, that it is important for everyone in this country to be prepared. >> everyone. >> that's where we are in america today? >> that's where we are. (/ ticking/ )

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