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canceled in the u.s. over the past two days mostly due to severe weather and ongoing staffing shortages. this year the number of air travelers is close to pre-pandemic levels, but the average cost of a domestic airline ticket this summer is up more than 45% compared to last year. >> definitely makes you rethink after "f" it's worth it. >> reporter: this memorial day stretch is expected to be the busiest for travel in two years. despite already eye-watering gas prices, experts believe we may not have hit the peak yet. >> there is still the possibility that we could see the national average go even higher. i would say or estimate 60% odds of national average hitting that $5 a gallon mark at some point later this summer. >> reporter: still, for many americans, breaking out of 2 1/2 years of pandemic life is worth the costs. >> we haven't traveled since covid, so it's nice to get out and enjoy a little break.
>> reporter: juliette goodrich, kpix 5. there is a big problem when it comes to air travel this summer. we apologize for that technical error. >> reporter: he is moving toward becoming a commercial airline pilot. >> right now i'm embarking on the 400-hour mark, and i spent about $60,000 to $80,000 to get an actually commercial license to where you need to, maybe over $100,000.
>> reporter: the immense time for certification will eventually place him in high demand. over the next decade more than 14,000 pilot openings are projected each year, but the pandemic slowed the rate of newly minted pilots with only 4,300 graduating in 2021. at the same time, older pilots accepted covid error buyouts, further thinning the ranks. >> we're not quite back up to the number of pilots we had pre-pandemic, but we're close. >> reporter: southwest ceo bub jordan is ramping up hiring in search of 2,000 new pilots. >> we have about 5%, 6% of our aircraft right now that we can't fly because we don't have enough staffing. >> reporter: in atlanta, delta's chief training captain says his airline is confident they'll meet demand. >> we're training 400 to 500 pilots every month in qualification training. so we feel good right now. >> reporter: some carriers are long-term solutions for the pilot pipeline. united and alaska airlines
created in-house flight schools, while delta started the propel program, helping staffers pivot to pilot life. >> there is no quick fix. some of the ideas being thrown around include raising the pilot retirement age from 65 to 67, or lowering that 1,500 flight hour requirement but unions are against those changes. so this pilot shortage is likely to last for years to come. cbs news at laguardia airport. while memorial day is considered the unofficial start of summer, some popular water spots in sacramento county saw smaller crowds than usual. aaa says 39 million americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more for the holiday, but places like folsom lake saw people. californians paying $6.15 a gallon, nearly $2 more than last year. >> for me it was no matter what
we're going to go out. it is something that i'm mindful of because i had to fill up our suv yesterday. >> definitely thought it would be busier. don't know why it wasn't, really. a local restaurant also had to slightly raise prices because of inflation. all right, renters, especially those of you in the east bay, listen up. because we understand a lot of you are going to have to brace for a sharp rent increase come adjustment oakland housing regulators say july 1 some landlords will be able to raise your rent up 7%, that's the highest one-year jump in the history of the city of oakland. one council member is fighting back. >> we talked to one renter trying to figure out what to do next. >> reporter: walking inside her oakland apartment for almost 20 years, she is now scared. >> pay your food or pay the rent. >> reporter: that's a real reminder each and every day for her as she cleans the dishes
she's trying to clear her mind of what could come. >> this is too much. it cannot happen. it cannot pass because there's already too many homeless, you know, in the city. and then i don't want to be one of them. >> reporter: housing regulators in oakland say starting in july for rent-controlled properties, landlords will be able to raise rent by up to 6.7%, the highest one-year jump in the city's history. many say the timing is just terrible. council member carol fife is leading an effort to bring oakland in line with neighbors like san francisco by further limiting price increases on rent-controlled apartments. >> the monthly rent due on the first day of each month will be increased. >> reporter: as gonzalez reads the letter she got from her landlord earlier this month, she can't help but think what she's going to do in july. some property owners say the price hike is necessary because they too are facing rising
costs.hey ed to make money or they need to pay bills or whatever, but they need to think of others. they need to help people that are low income so they won't end up on the streets. >> reporter: until then, she says she will keep fighting and hoping a compromise gives her a fresh start. >> i think 6.7% is too much. 3% is okay. it's double of what it is right now, so i think it's fine. more than 3%, i don't think it's acceptable. >> reporter: justin andrews, kpix 5. council member fife's ordinance is scheduled for a vote tomorrow. if passed, the policy would undo this year's rate at the last minute. in danville a lot of people gathered at oak hill park to mark memorial day. ♪ beautiful sounds. this band kicked off the observance ceremony honoring local veterans. it was also a nine-member color
guard. danville's mayor introduced a retired u.s. army major on stage to talk about what memorial day means to him. >> world war i, world war ii, the korean war, every man and woman, if you close your eyes, you will see them very vividly on that american flag. >> following the ceremony, there was this, a flyover. and then on the ground a 21-gun salute. vietnam veterans ofb d apicnic. aia san jose woman and her family came up with a unique frosty bring attention to als disease. >> more needs to be done to find a treatment or cure for this disease. devin fehely explains. >> reporter: no one on the planet would blame you after being diagnosed with als if you wanted to scream at the top of your lungs at the heavens or ask how life could be so unfair, just rage at the injustice of it all, all the while knowing the disease would eventually rob you
of your ability to do those things and even more basic functions like walk and talk and breathe. jamie berry says for as long as she can in every way that she knows how, she intends to battle this disease. >> you're happy with the life you have. your dreams and future have all been ripped away from you. >> reporter: since i last spoke to her, als robbed her of the ability to use any part of her body below the neck. but she has has a voice and is determined to use it. >> i knew it was my job to do what i can every day to be an als advocate. >> for mother's day this year, jamie and her husband jason came up with a creative way to amplify her voice and bring some much-needed attention to the deadly disease. >> it took a while to get it to go properly, the letters didn't look funny. >> reporter: jason mowed the letters in san jose.
the message is big enough to be seen by passengers in passing airplanes. >> i just wanted it to be big and grand and huge for the heavens to see, for the planes to see, just for anyone to see because if you give up and you don't do anything -- >> if you don't try -- >> nothing's going to happen. >> als is a thief of precious time and family with friends, your ability, and your voice, and ultimately your life. but jamie has managed to steal back control of the story. she's not a victim of als, not yet at least. and like the flag planted near the sign, there's an awful lot of fight left in her. >> all that anybody with als wants is a fair chance. you know, we just want to live the lives we were meant to live. >> reporter: jamie is adamant she is not giving up. she says as long as there is breath in her body, she is fighting to end als. in san jose, devin fehely, kpix
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dramatic rescue in kansas. a neighbor jumped into action to save a 4-year-old drowning in an apartment complex pool. he performed cpr until paramedics got there. reporter emily hol wick was there as he reunited the boy and his mother for the first time. >> reporter: after 4-year-old xavier rigny slipped into the water at this lawrence apartment complex, it would be 3:22 before help arrived. >> the call in question comes in as a drowning. and we know it's a toddler. so the things that run through our head are just trying to get there in a hurry. >> reporter: before responders could get there, tom jumped into action after his 12-year-old son saw the child and alerted him. he performed cpr for two minutes, 41 seconds, which he learned years ago is a lifeguard. >> when he started to cough up water, that was a good sign. i didn't realize i had to keep going for so long. >> this is xavier, his mother, alexis. >> reporter: eight days later he was reunited with xavier and met
his mother for the first time. she said she was helping her 4-month-old when she realized xavier, who has autism, was gone, and the door was open. >> anything can happen in a matter of minutes. i'm just glad that he's okay now and he's my best friend, so i don't know what i would do without him. sorry. >> reporter: responders say what happened in this complex is a sobering reminder that drowning doesn't always look like you might think. >> drownings don't always draw attention to themselves. it's just attentive people and just eyes on the water and paying attention to your surroundings that saves lives. the world health organization says it's unlikely that a recent monkeypox outbreak will lead to a global pandemic but officials did say there's a window of opportunity now to curb rising cases. the public health body says monkeypox is not the same at all as covid-19 and the risks to the general public is rather low. however, health experts have been puzzled by that recent surge of monkeypox, especially
in the cases in europe, north america, and australia. the fda is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis a that could be linked to organic strawberries. they say there have been 17 cases reported with most of them in california. the strawberries were sold between march 2nd and april 25th under these labels that say fresh campo or heb. if you're not sure where you purchased strawberries, the fda is saying just throw them away. coming up, it could be a once-in-a-lifetime show or a nothing burger. the potential meteor shower that has stargazers so excited and when to look for it. we got a lot of news to cover this memorial day. president biden vows to take action after meeting with families in uvalde, texas. why the justice department is now reviewing the police response to that school shooting. the summer travel season got off to a rough start.
the culprits -- bad weather and high gas prices. plus, americans from coast to coast pause to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. 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
paris. authorities say the man disguised himself as an old woman in a wheelchair to get close to the painting. this was an apparent climate-related stunt. the man reportedly yelled "think of the earth." paris police heard him yell and arrested him. the good news, the painting itself is not damaged. a historic $2 million tabernacle has been stolen from a catholic church in brooklyn. new york police say the item was taken from the st. augustine rome catholic church sometime over the weekend. the thieves used power tools, according to police, to get inside before running off with this 18 karat tabernacle. police are asking for the public's help for information regarding this theft. people all across north america could see a dazzling splay in the sky tonight. >> or my favorite part, maybe not. you might not. okay, this is what astronomers are saying.
they're hoping what they call the tao meteor shower will be something extra special this year. it's made up of particles from a comet that began to break up in 1995. the debris is expected to intersect with earth's orbit and may be visible to the naked eye. nasa says the best time is 10:00 tonight. paul knows that depends on where you're standing and the cloud cover. what do you think? >> we'll have mostly clear skies across the entire bay area as we head through tonight, so that part's looking good. now it's just whether the meteor shower lives up to potential expectations or whether it's just knnothing special. look out at 10:00 and see if you can see shooting stars overhead. storm system slipping into the great basin, squeezing the atmosphere and producing offshore winds. they will be developing this evening. and that elevates the fire weather concerns. right now the only spot that
actually offshore winds, santa rosa, where they're 14 miles an hour. a strong onshore wind, 31-mile-an-hour sustained wind at sfo. as the winds shift into tomorrow, we'll watch for a combination of low humidity and those offshore winds, especially in solano county where you're under a red flag warning. as i mentioned at the top of the newscast, real borderline in terms of the fire weather conditions. the humidity not as low as it usually would be. and the winds aren't going to be as strong either. the humidity shouldn't be too problematic tonight. they are going to the drop throughout the day tomorrow, especially north bay and east bay. down to about 10% to 15%. by the time these lowest humidity values develop, already the winds are going to be pivoting and becoming onshore once again. so the strongest offshore winds and the lowest humidity levels just aren't going to overlap timing wise. that's good news in terms of helping to keep the worst of the fire weather conditions from developing. central valley looks like they
have a greater concern with this system. today was beautiful out there for this memorial day holiday. only 59 along the coast. low 60s in san francisco. couple degrees below average, but a lot of 70s. the warmest spots up to 80 degrees. still 80 degrees right now in santa rosa, but only 68 in petaluma. 60s and 70s for most of us. 55 degrees right now at half moon bay. even with the offshore wind trying to develop, we're not going to lose the onshore influence. we'll see a wide range in temperatures by tomorrow afternoon. tonight's temperatures drop down to the upper 40s and low 50s. pleasantly cool. nice out there this evening. high tomorrow in san francisco reaching up into the upper 60s. by mid-afternoon, plenty of sunshine throughout the day. numbers about three degrees above normal. santa rosa should be several degrees above normal, aid 80s by mid-afternoon. we'll see the temperatures tumbling off once we reach the high of 86 in the north bay. 87 for a high in concord.
even the warmest spots are only going to get close to 90 degrees and nowhere close to it in san jose. highs reaching the 80s. anywhere from 60 along the coast to 90 for fairfield, antioch, and brentwood. most inland temperatures in the 80s. mix of upper 60s and low to mid-70s around most of the bay. we talked about the rain chance for the weekend. the two models show that they agree a decent chance of showers will move into the bay area late saturday night into early sunday. where they differ is how long it sticks around. the american models dries up quickly. the european model tries to keep the showers going into the sunday afternoon and evening. we'll take as much rain as we can get. right now it's the sixth day of the seven-day forecast, too soon to have much confidence in the specific timing or amounts. temperatures will be cooler over the weekend, especially inland. san jose drops to the mid-70s.
low 70s for a high over the weekend north of the golden gate. we'll take a look at potential rain accumulations coming up at 6:00. >> thank you. i'm juliette goodrich. all new at 6:00, the gold star mother sharing her son's story for us to look at memorial day differently. he escaped a war-torn country and makes a living as a landscaper. how he's using the power of painting to help ukrainians. also, forced to live in a tent after a fire leveled their home. a life-changing surprise for a single father and his four children. the news at 6:00 is coming up in five minutes. thank you. still ahead at 5:00, it's become a memorial day tradition. watch. ♪ [ playing "taps" ] musicians across the country honoring fallen soldiers with
♪ the sounds of a couple from concord with their own personal tribute to fallen soldiers this memorial day. they're both music teachers and decided to take part in taps across the america. it was launched by cbs reporter steve hartman. taps across america designed to let ordinary people offer their own musical talents as tribute
to the fallen. shannon moody on how it played out in iowa. >> reporter: it's perhaps one of the shortest songs we all know. just 24 little notes that have harmonized into a nationwide tribute. ♪ taps across america began in 2020 when dawn and husband greg joined in. >> i think tit's just my personl way of showing appreciation for their service. >> reporter: the couple often plays at veterans events, even funerals. they know each note by heart, and the heart in each note. >> i believe that music is really a central part of life and "taps" is such a special song, especially for military people, because it's played at the end of each day, and it's played to remember the deceased.
>> reporter: at the end of the day, at the end of days, let us not forget what this day is about. even if it's just a tribute in 24 notes. >> i do feel like this event is growing. that makes me happy. >> thank you to all who served. that's it for the news at 5:00. kpix 5 news at 6:00 begins right now. right now on kpix 5 and streaming on cbs news bay area a gold star mother sharing her son's story. how she's asking all of us to look at memorial day in a different way. >> it's important that we know who is fighting for their freedom. you can go and have your barbecue, but you do need to remember. then a hang gliding excursion takes a deadly hunter in south bay. what we know right now about what happened.
>> i need to do something. i feel i need to do something to help. he is a landscaper by day and an artist by night. how a south bay man with a big heart and a paint brush is stepping up big time to help ukrainians. good evening, i'm juliette goodrich. >> i'm reed cowan in for ryan yamamoto. for a lot of people out there, memorial day is for barbecues and pool parties and holiday sales. but for gold star families whose loved ones died serving our nation, the day is somber in remembrance. >> we look at a fallen mountain view soldier and his mother who wants us to think differently. >> this is karen meredith standing behind her son's grave this morning at arlington national cemetery in virginia. it was 18 years ago today that her son, first lieutenant kenneth ballard, was killed in a tank accident in iraq. >> they're not a number. they're not
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