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>> announcer: right now at 7:00 -- >> warnings from fire officials on this memorial day. what activities they wish you would avoid. i'm tracking the low humidity levels and gusty winds elevating the fire threat. my brother was someone who wanted to serve his country. >> on this memorial day, we are taking time to pause and honor those we have lost in the line of service. the thing i do is very small, but i want to put my hand in there to help people. >> the story of how a vietnamese refugee in san jose is using his talents t helpho streaming on cbs news bay area, dry w weatherho andse gusty win driving a red flag warning for
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part of the bay area. thank you for joining us. i'm juliette goodrich. paul heggen has been tracking the conditions for us right now. >> we have that red flag in effect until 8:00 tomorrow for solano county only. that is the only county that is under the red flag warning in the bay area. the majority of the central valley is under that red flag warning through 8:00 tomorrow evening. and the conditions are kind of borderline within solano county in terms of critical fire weather. we're going to fall a little short of that threshold. still it is an elevated fire threat with offshore winds gusting up to 25 miles an hour late tonight into early tomorrow. humidity levels will drop later in the day tomorrow to 10% to 20%. the gustiest winds and lowest humidities are going to occur at the same time. that helps. right now, a few spots reporting red flag conditions mostly around sacramento, down towards stockton and modesto. all these open circles on the fire weather tracker, that's good news for now. more good news, the weather was fantastic for memorial day,
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topping out anywhere from the upper 50s along the coast, near 80 degrees farther inland. a warm-up in store for the next couple of days. let's head to contra costa county. >> reporter: firefighters say fires have burned more than 150 acres there in the past week. and on this memorial day, barbecues are just one the many activities they are worried about heading into the summer. along with power tools and poorly maintained cars that can spark flames. >> it's very dangerous out there on the ground, and we urge all of our residents all across the region to be extremely cautious. >> confire says it has p preemptively boosted staffing and brought in more equipment like a second bulldozer. in northern contra costa county, crews are keeping an eye out for hot spots in the wetlands and bay point. a fire there scorched about 200 acres when it broke out on saturday but flared up again when the winds picked up
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yesterday, burning another 30 acres. crews expect it to smolder for another couple of days. other news, one man is dead and a woman infolling aang glid isng happened around noon at ed levin county park. the sheriff's deputies telling us the man died at the scene, and the woman had to be airlifted out. there is no w condition at this hour or how the accident even happened. people across the bay area, they gathered on this memorial day to honor those who gave their lives in defense of our freedoms. and while many mark memorial day with barbecues and trips to the beach, gold star families who lost loved ones to war don't want people to forget its true meaning. andria borba spoke with the sisters of a fallen soldier from los gatos. >> reporter: the man wearing this million dollar smile along
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with his fatigues is army corporal t.j. gonzalez, the youngest of four and the only boy, t.j. is the son of a veteran and now retired los gatos police officer. he wanted to be just like his dad. >> dad trained him to be a gentleman. so when dad wasn't home, he'd open doors. he always checked the doors to make sure they were locked. >> reporter: t.j. enlisted in the army. ♪ he was killed in action on december 28th, 2008, in iraq. older sister tammy can still remember every detail of the call from her dad that changed her family forever. >> i can still hear his voice in my head. i mean it sounded like a little kid because he was just crying. and i remember driving home, and we were about two hours away, and the longest two hours. >> reporter: like so many families, t.j.'s family celebrates memorial day with family gatherings but also centers the day on those who gave the ultimate sacrifice,
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like their little brother. >> when you wake up in the morning, i think that the meaning it holds now to us, knowing that it really is a remembrance of the men and women who gave their life, and t.j. for that matter. you wake up thinking about that and remembering that and knowing that's really the importance of it versus the family and the barbecues and the mattress buying. >> reporter: they are not looking for pity. they are asking for honor for men and women like t.j. who were daughters and sons, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles and friends. megan and tammy, their sister shaula, and mom and dad all wonder who t.j. might have been had he made it off the battlefield. they remember him every single day, telling the tales of uncle t.j. to their kids, assuring his memory lives on. >> he was always very patriotic and very proud and just appreciate that my brother was someone who wanted to serve his country. even though he's not here, like,
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i'm proud of him. >> reporter: andria borba, kpix 5. ♪ a bay area landscaper is doing what he can to help those displaced by the war in ukraine. you might ask, how can a gardener make any kind of impact? kpix 5's kit doe with the story of the man who does good with his hands. >> reporter: here in san jose, 6,000 miles away from ukraine, this man can still feel the pain. he has been a landscaper for nearly 40 years. by now, the work is second nature. >> i work by hand here, but my mind is work. >> reporter: the images from the front lines in ukraine evoke anger, despair, and disgust. the one thing he refuses to feel is helpless. after a full day's work, this 68-year-old puts down the leaf
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blower and picks up his most powerful weapon in the fight against dictators and authoritarian regimes, oftentimes he paints well into the night. >> i think about everything i need to do. good thing i need to do. and i help every people, thinking like that and do like that. >> reporter: dao escaped vietnam by crowding into a boat with his family in the mid-'80s. they spent nearly a month adrift in the ocean with little food and water. he resettled in america with nothing but somehow found a way to put four kids through college. as a war refugee himself, the bond with ukrainians is strong. >> they lost everything. they lost their relatives, their brother, sister, family. i feel very hurt. people in ukraine look like us. >> thank you very much. [ applause ] >> reporter: and so after half a century of work, dao is putting on what is perhaps one of the most consequential hart shows of his not so secret life. dao has completed about 1,000
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paintings, but this one is special, titled "peace for you." it sold for $1,200. >> and i know is the thing i do is very small, but i want to put my hand in that to help people. ♪ >> reporter: the proceeds from that painting along with 20% of the total sales will be donated to a nonprofit, nova ukraine. >> $3,740. >> for ukraine. i feel so good. i feel so good. >> can one person make a difference in the world? >> yes. >> if everybody does something -- >> yes. >> it all adds up? >> if everybody do the good thing together, we will help everything change. the lives will be better for the future. >> reporter: in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. >> the art show has been extended one more weekend, and you can check it out friday through sunday on martha street in san jose.
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you can head to for more details on how you can help. and still to come, time to check your refrigerators. we have a warning about strawberries from the fda. despite a lot of reasons why there should still be a slump, retail sales actually went up last month. what's behind the rebound in retail.
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self-driving cars. like a trip to great wolf lodge. our power grid. water treatment plants. hospital systems. they're all connected to the internet... and vladimir putin or a terrorist could cause them all to self-destruct... a cyber 9-11 that would destroy our country. i'm dan o'dowd and i wrote the software that keeps our air defenses secure. i approved this message because i need your vote for u.s. senate to send a message... congress needs to fix this. ♪ ♪ that tribute coming from danville. the fda is investigating an
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outbreak of hepatitis a that may be linked to organic strawberries. they say there have been 17 hepatitis a cases reported with most in california. the strawberries were sold between march 2nd and april 25th under the fresh kampo or heb labels. the strawberries are well past their shelf life, but the fda says people who bought and froze them should throw them away. businesses in san jose now have more time to apply for covid relief. the city had set aside millions of dollars in rescue plan funds for grants to small businesses. now, the grants, they range from $5,000 to $15,000. the new deadline is june 30th. and kpix 5's len ramirez checks in with some store owners who are experiencing a retail boom on this holiday weekend. >> reporter: well, there's a lot of reasons why this could still be a down time for retailers. the pandemic is still around. there's high gas prices and high inflation. but despite all that, people
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still want to get out, shop around, and spend some money. shoppers filled the sidewalks at santana row. perfect weather and no health restrictions seemed to put the crowds in a buying mood, easing up on the pursestrings and filling up on the shopping bags. >> now we can come out and have a little bit of more freedom and spend the money we didn't get to spend. >> reporter: they're not alone. nationwide, retail sales rose 1% in april, showing consumers are weathering the chilling effect of inflation. for many at this luxury shopping destination, they were buying the wants, not necessarily the needs. >> it makes you feel good a little bit to spend unnecessarily. >> reporter: retail, restaurants, and the box office are also up. top gun: maverick had a $156 million opening weekend, breaking memorial day records. it's a bounceback for theaters, which were close to shutting down two years ago. a blockbuster like top gun makes it feel pre-pandemic normal.
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the crowds are out. there's people all around having drinks. they're eating. they're shopping. they're coming into the movies. it feels real normal. >> reporter: and it may only be the beginning. retailers just hope they can keep up with what they're calling the pent-up demand. in san jose, len ramirez, kpix 5. president biden honoring america's fallen heroes this memorial day. the president and first lady laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier at arlington national cemetery. president biden spoke about his personal loss at the ceremony. it was seven years ago today that he lost his son, beau, to a brain tumor. >> i see him, not as he was the last time i held his hand but the day i pinned his bars on him as a second lieutenant. ♪ >> at the ceremony, the bidens planted a magnolia tree at the white house to honor gold star families. ♪
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>> and this couple from concord, they paid their own personal tribute to fallen soldiers this memorial day. they are both music teachers. they decided to take part in the taps across america program. and later tonight in the east bay, save mount diablo will actually hold a beacon lighting event on the summit. it is set for sunset at 8:23. it will include the playing of "taps." the beacon will shine through the night until sunrise. i know we live both in that area. we'll be able to see that, then. >> we will because we're not going to have any low cloud cover or fog to obscure visibilities, which is good news if you want to head out between 10:00 and midnight. look up and you may be able to see shooting stars as a meteor shower may happen. there's some questions marks in terms of how intense. we do have an elevated fire threat. red flag warning continues until 8:00 tomorrow evening for solano county. warmer temperatures over the bay
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area the next few days. then we'll flip the switch and go back to below average temperatures over the weekend and even the possibility for some light rain showers over the weekend. we'll talk about all that beginning with the wind speeds. still waiting for the winds to turn offshore. onshore winds across the entire bay area. the gustiest winds will occur around sunrise tomorrow. the humidity levels not too low right now, not too low overnight, but staying in the 30% to 35% range on the low end. the good news is even with this dry air, it's not going to overlap timing wise with the gust yiest winds. looking outside, you can see how dry the fire fuels are. temperatures anywhere from 57 degrees in downtown san francisco to still 74 degrees in
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santa rosa. really nice out there today. lots of sunshine overhead. we'll have clear skies throughout the night. upper 40s and low 50s to start the day tomorrow. temperatures are going to warm up only to arundown 60 degrees around the coast. mid to upper 70s to around 80 degrees down the peninsula, around the south end of the bay with low to mid-80s inland in the santa clara valley. low to mid-80s in the tri-valley with upper 80s from concord eastward through the delta, up to 90 degrees for fairfield, antioch and brentwood. upper 60s in san francisco. a few degrees above average. mid-70s for oakland and the east bay with low to mid-80s as you go farther inland. north bay, even some upper 80s around windsor. mendocino and lake county likely to top 80 degrees as well. looking at two different forecast models for the weekend. they agree it's a deentd chance of rain heading in late saturday night into early sunday morning. this is where they begin to diverge. the american forecast model says the rain isn't going to last too long.
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european model tries to keep it around to sunday evening. we'll keep you yuupdated as we t closer to the weekend. temperatures will be warm inland the next few days but cooling down to below average levels by saturday and sunday. that's going to be the case for all inland parts of the bay area. some of the coolest inland spots are going to be in the north bay with highs barely above 70 degrees. we warm up again early next week. the temperature roller coaster ride we so often see in the month of june in the bay area. >> paul, thank you so much. coming up, a sneaky attack on the mona lisa. we have details on the suspect's costume and this unconventional choice of weapon, you may call. ♪
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♪ what so proudly we hailed ♪ a man has been arrested after trying to vandalize the mona lisa with cake at the louvre in paris. authorities say the man disguysed himself as an old woman in a wheelchair to get close to the painting, and that is when he got up, and he
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smeared what appeared to be cake all over the protective glass. this was an apparent climate-related stunt. paris police were able to arrest the man. the painting itself was not damaged, and there you go. lots of people got pictures. coming up, details on a memorial daylight show. that's thanks to the cosmos, and how you can see it. up next.
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sky gazers could be in for quite a show tonight. earth is expected to pass through the debris trail of a comet, and that's been breaking up since 1995. nasa says the best time to check it out is at about 10:00 p.m. i want to thank you for watching. the news continues streaming on cbs news bay area. we'll see you back here at 11:00. have a great evening.
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out-of-state corporations wrote an online sports betting plan they call "solutions for the homeless". really?
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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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