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news. >> right now at 4:30, looking live from our treasure island camera this morning, giving you a look at the skyline of san francisco. good morning to you. it's tuesday, may 31st. i'm len kiese. >> and i'm amanda starrantino. let's start this tuesday with a check on our weather and traffic, beginning with first alert meteorologist jessica burch. still a little warm out there, jessica. >> that is so true, amanda. as we head into the weekend, june gloom is right around the corner and making its appearance very shortly. this is a live look over the city line in san francisco. it's a pretty clear setup for us today. even along the coast, we are experiencing sunshine, 60s in sight, even in the bay, upper 80s in the forecast for us today on our inland areas. today is one of the warmest days of the week for us, no matter where you live. we're ranging about five to seven degrees above average. the winds will kick on as we head into the afternoon sitting anywhere around 15 to 20 miles per hour, especially along the coast and in the bay. you'll feel that as we head into the afternoon hours.
another thing to mention, too, we are still under a red flag warning for solano county and all that sacramento valley today until 8:00 p.m. relative humidity stays low. the winds aren't nearly as bad as last week the last time the national weather service issued this. we'll highlight that in the full forecast. for now i'll send it over to geia gianna, how are things looking? >> no major accidents or incidents but people are back to work so we'll likely see more cars on the roadway this morning. it is a little windy out there this morning so be extra careful on the bridges. caltrans issued a wind advisory for the san mateo but not the golden gate. things look good marin county into the city, no delays or brake lights. bay bridge an easy way as you work your way out of emeryville, oakland, into san francisco, and quiet on the san mateo bridge as far as claysdelays go, but agai wind advisory is in effect. be cautious if you're in a
larger, high-profile vehicle. i'll have a look at the commute in my next report. len? dramatic video shows flames erupting in a west oakland furniture store in a broad daylight arson attack. betty yu reports the family-owned business is struggling to rebuild. >> fire! oh my god, fire, fire! >> reporter: it took seconds for flames to rip through couches and thick smoke to fill up dimensional furniture store in oakland. video shows a man casually walking in 2:00 p.m. may 15th, he appears to pour fire accelerant on couches before setting them ablaze and running out the door. >> i started screaming "fire" i tried to warn my cousin who is in the warehouse and her partner who is in the bed area. once i hit about here, i realized oh shoot, i got to try to put out this fire. i called 911, left the phone in my pocket. i looked for fire extinguishers,
i used one and the fire was still there. >> reporter: manager david nguyen was able to successfully how to put out the flames to save his store. he said it took about ten minutes to reach a 911 dispatcher and firefighters arrived shortly after. while most of the furniture may look fine, virtually every piece has smoke damage. he estimates the damages total up to $200,000. >> we're slowly getting back to pre-covid levels and then now we're just like, nothing. >> reporter: david said he'll have to close his store for about two months to get things back in order. his family owned dimensional outlet furniture since 2006. >> it's a really hard time to get furniture. we worked hard to get -- we have to plan five, six months in advance for furniture to come in because of the supply chain issues. >> reporter: his worker also temporarily be out of a job. normally memorial day weekend is
good for business. oakland police said it's investigating the arson and the motive is unknown. in oakland, betty yu, kpix 5. turning now to the fire watch, crews made quick work of a pair of small fires that broke out in sonoma county and the santa cruz mountains and in contra costa county, the fire that burned more than 200 acres in the wetlands near bay point over the weekend is expected to smolder for the next couple of days. >> it's very dangerous out there on the ground, and we urge all of our residents, all across the region, to be extremely cautious. and as we mark the unofficial start of summer, fire crews are warning people to be extra careful with their outdoor cook, along with power tools and poorly-maintained cars that can throw sparks. last night a beacon burned brightly atop mt. diablo in honor of our fallen heroes. it was lit until sunsent and will continue to shine until sunrise. a joint proclamation will allow
it to shine every memorial day, veteran's day and pearl harbor day. >> families will see this from davis to the south bay to san francisco and remember those that served and those that sacrificed. >> kpix 5 sara donkey reports no one knows that sacrifice more intensely than those left behind to keep their memories alive. >> it's heartening to see that all of you today clearly understand the meaning of this day. >> reporter: mary tolovson's benjamin joined the army and was deployed to 31st, 2008 in a mortar attack. >> when the knock on the door came, our lives were forever changed. >> reporter: mary spoke to a crowd at walnut creek, thousands of miles away karen meredith stood behind her son's grave in virginia, her son first lieutenant ken eighth ballard was killed in a tank accident in iraq 18 years ago.
>> they're not a number. they're not this headstone. it's a real person behind that. kenneth was 26 years old. he was my only child. >> reporter: first lieutenant ballard enlisted in the army just three months after graduating from mountain view high school. army corporal t.j. gonzalez was the son of a los gatos police officer who is now retired. december 28th, 22008 is seared into her memory when her father called to tell her t.j. had been killed in iraq. >> i can still hear his voice in my head. he sounded like a little kid as he was just crying and i remember driving home and we were about two hours away and the longest two hours. >> reporter: if you're wondering what can i do to support them? these families have this for you to think about. >> but we must go on living. we want to talk about our loved one. please listen. we want to hear stories or memories that you share. please share them. we need to cry sometimes. please be there for us.
say their names, share their stories, and always honor their memories. >> reporter: sara donkey, kpix 5. suffered through long absences, through incredible sacrifices, and often terrible losses, we have to make a pledge to those families, we will never leave you behind. >> that message to the families of the fallen from former defense secretary leon panetta. he delivered the keynote address at a memorial day ceremony yesterday in san jose. at arlington national cemetery, president biden spoke of his own loss after he and the first lady laid a wreath of the tomb of the unknown soldier. it was seven years yesterday that the president's son bo died of 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. >> and a giants manager gabe capler temporarily paused his national anthem protest to salute the flag in philadelphia. last week, he said he would sit out of the anthem indefinitely as a call to action on gun violence in the wake of the texas school shooting. the first funerals for the uvalde shootings will be held today. ro 19 students and two teachers died at robb elementary one week ago today. >> we need to keep our children safe. >> this morning, questions remain as to whether more children could have survived, had police rushed in right away. instead the on-scene commander gave instructions to wait even as children trapped inside called 911 repeatedly. it was more than an hour later when a federal tactical team finally stormed the room and killed the 18-year-old gunman. the school building where it happened is now set to be
demolished. president biden says there may be bipartisan support in congress to tighten restrictions on the kind of high-powered weapon the gunman used. this morning santa clara county investigators are looking into a hang-gliding accident that left a man dead and a woman critically hurt. it happened yesterday at county park in milpitas. video shows damage to the hang-glider's wing. it's unclear if that caused the crash or was the result of it. it is now 4:40. still ahead, gas prices hit new record highs. if you think the pain at the pump is bad now, experts say just wait. plus, you may want to check your freezer, the popular smoothie ingredient that could make you sick.
about two dozen flights were canceled as part of a nationwide wave. airlines called off more than 2,000 flights over the long weekend due to weather and worker shortages and with air travel approaching pre-pandemic levels, some airlines are already cutting back their summer schedules. delta is proactively canceling 100 flights a day in july to make sure the rest of the flights have the staff to get off the ground. a live look outside at the bay area bridges and freeways, where the last holiday weekend travelers are returning home from road trips. it was no vacation for their wallets as they were hit by unprecedented prices at the pump. i was one of them. it wasn't ceasy. kpix 5's andrea nakano reports the record prices are about to get worse. >> reporter: this is a common sight in california these days, at the this chevron here it's $6.59 per gallon for regular unleaded. this is fueling frustration as some drivers tell me they were forced to cut back on their
travel plans. drivers lined up at one of the busiest gas stations in marin county as people filled up their tanks after the memorial day weekend. >> this gas here is cheap and reasonable so i just come here. >> reporter: when frank gray says cheap and reasonable, he's referring to this, $5.85 for a gallon of regular unleaded. this price is well below the state average of $6.15, but well above the national average of $4.61. >> i've been, you know, really feas prices. i think $100 last weekend, for this little car. >> reporter: if the pain at the pump hurts now, gas experts say it's most likely to get worse this summer. >> it's going to mean they're going to have to dig far deeper. there is still the possibility we could see the national average go even higher, i would say or estimate 60% odds of the national average hitting that $5 a gallon mark at some point later this summer. >> reporter: with a bloomy
outlook on the future of gas prices, those we talked with say it's time to make a change. >> i had to cut back on plans because of the gas, you know, and so it's time to buy an electric car. you save more. >> i'm on the market for a new car, and i definitely will not buy a car that isn't a hybrid or electric hybrid. >> reporter: the petroleum analyst with gas buddy is not expecting relief in the future. he's predicting a 15-cent increase in the next two weeks. in corte madera, andrea nakano, kpix 5. this morning your "money watch" report wall street hop rebound it experienced last week and the eu taking action against russian imports. >> european union leaders have agreed to ban 90% of russian oil imports by the end of the year. it's the strongest stance to
date for the block against russia's war in ukraine, one european official says it immediately covers two-thirds of oil imports from russia, the embargo covers all oil brought in by the sea, but does allow for a temporary exemption for pipeline deliveries. the fda is investigating a hepatitis "a" outbreak possibly linked to organic, fresh strawberries. there have been more than a dozen cases in california, minnesota and north dakota with at least a dozen people hospitalized. the packages of fresh campo and had, eb brand strawberries were sold in march and april at walmart, trader joe's and other stores. the fda says to throw the fruit out even if they've been frozen. and what will mcdonald's locations in russia be called now the world's largest burger chain is leaving the country? patent filings indicate new potential names include fun and tasty and just like that, in response to the war in ukraine, mcdonald's is selling its 850 stores to a russian businessman
who runs 25 of his own locations. and that is your "cbs money watch" report. for more head to cbsmoneywatch.com. at the cnbc broadcast center, i'm matt piper. let eight get you caught up on your forecast and traffic this morning. >> we start with first alert meteorologist jessica burch and the forecast for the rest of the week, how is it looking? >> june gloom is among us and it is starting to cool down a lot as we wrap up this week and head into the weekend. we have a chance of rain. i totally spoiled my oel forecast by saying that, but we do, into the weekend condensed clouds push in from offshore thanks to low pressure. current temperatures upper 40s/lower 50s throughout our bay area this morning. it's a very average start for us this morning with clear skies and that's how we're going to, how the forecast will stay as we head into the afternoon hours. one thing i want to start off with, solano county is under a
red flag warning until 8:00 p.m. this evening. take a look at relative humidity, it drops down as we head into the afternoon hours around 3:00, 10% near vacaville and fairfield and as we head into the evening hours we don't see too good of a recovery process. add to that the winds aren't nearly as strong as last week when we had the red flag warning. we are dealing with the onshore flow kicking up as we head into the afternoon, along the bay area, fairfield, concord sitting 10 to 15 miles per hour. here is the big reason why we warmed up today, today is one of our above-average days for us here no matter where you live in the bay due to high pressure ridging its way into the pacific northwest so all that warm air from the equator pushing in from the south. right behind that is a low pressure system pushing from the north, developing and pushing down just enough to bring us cloudy conditions as early as wednesday and thursday and potentially a chance of rain as we head into the weekend. let's take it a step back,
though, daytime highs ranging mostly in the upper 70s/lower 80s. if you live near los gatos and fremont, 79 for your daytime high. as we head off into the east upper 80s/lower 90s. it's above average but we're getting closer and closer to summer b a month away. with that in mind look at what we're expecting near petaluma, more low 80s in sight for us and upper 70s near mill valley and up north a similar trend but let's get a good look at what we can expect for the next seven days. like i said, june gloom is on its way. tomorrow is the first day of june, we see partly cloudy skies then but once we head into the weekend there is a chance of scattered showers, really just 0.01 of an inch but nonetheless, temperatures cool down at that point, too, we are keeping a close eye on the gradual cooling trend we're so close to. gianna, how are things going? >> as far as crashes go we are looking good. we see the brake lights building in the altamont pass for super commuters who are back to work
today after a long holiday weekend. we're seeing more brake lights westbound 580 as you work your way coming out of tracy headed toward the dublin interchange. i'll zoom in and you can see speeds stretching down to about 30 miles per hour. the brake lights stretching as far back as mountain house on 205 itself and slow once you get on to 580. just about north flynn is where things stay slow. once you're past that it looks better toward the dublin interchange. san mateo bridge not a bad ride. the extra volume is starting westbound foster city direction, if you're headed towards 101 that's the commute direction. there is a wind advisory in effect for the san mateo bridge. a heads up if you're traveling in a larger, more high-profile vehicle, you might feel a little, it might feel a little gusty as you work across the span, same for the altamont pass. there's a wind advisory for the altamont pass as well. keep that in mind as you take 580 this morning. everything else is quiet, 880, oakland a live look near the coliseum, traffic is moving nicely in both directions with no delays, south of here traffic
is moving really nicely into hayward, all the way down into that fremont area northbound towards the bridge, everything is pretty quiet there. golden gate bridge looking good as well. we don't have any brake lights or issues and no fog either so everything pretty quiet out of marin county this morning, 20 minutes from highway 37 to south 101 headed down into the city. a live look at the bay bridge, traffic is moving nicely here. we don't have any accidents or issues and no wind advisory for the bay bridge. the wind advisories are only for the san mateo bridge and for that ride as you head into the altamont pass. right now, it's looking clear out of oakland, emeryville, across the upper deck in the city under ten minutes for your ride there. that's a look at traffic. here's vern with sports. >> good morning, everybody. straight ahead, what have i got? well, warriors and celtics, that might come up. it is the nba finals. what college baseball team is headed for greatness? like the saying goes, yesterday nine innings not enough for the giants. techni
philadelphia, yesterday was memorial day, once known as decoration day and hit skipper gabe capler so hard, he stood for the national anthem. he paused his anthem protest in honor for those who served and serve. top nine, tied 2-237 evan lon goria, a solo shot gave the giants the lead. logan webb going for the complete game but kyle schwarber had other plans, back,away, da strikeouts. extra innings, curt casali, two-run shot. casali's fourth homer for the year, factored in the giants beating the phillies final of 6-4. over the a's, jose altuve and christian bethancourt got acquainted. yordan alvarez, woo, 470 feet,
huge fourth inning blast. a's blackburn allowed a season high four runs. top of the eighth, alvarez again, 444 feet. he's got 14 home runs this season, second most in baseball behind aaron judge. astros beat the a's, final of 5-1. nba playoffs, who is counting? i am. just a mere 40 some-odd hours before the celtics and the warriors open up the league finals. not boston's first rodeo. >> we don't celebrate eastern conference championships in this organization. we don't hang those banners. we're here for bigger and better things. >> overwhelming, huh, that's 17 nba championship banners hanging, tying the lakers for most in nba history. the warriors eager to compete with one of the most storied franchises in sports. >> storied franchise that you look up in the rafters and you see all the names that have, you know, donned that jersey.
>> celtics and the lakers are the two biggest brands in the game, the green and white verse j jerseys, it's classic nba stuff so it's exciting to be playing them. ryan reeves hipg up the boys, game seven at carolina, winner of the eastern conference finals, rangers chris kreider third period goal, rangers won it 6-2, a finals matchup, poor fella, against tampa. pac-12 baseball news and notes. as you watch stanford clinch the conference tournament a couple n aing the cardinal yesterday was given the second overall seed in the ncaa tournament. they'll host a regional this weekend versus binghamton, texas state and uc santa barbara in it. by the way, the cardinal have a 16-game win streak, very proud of head coach dave esger. esger was stanford's starting short stop on the 1987 national championship team.
>> announcer: live from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news. right now at 5:00 an east bay furniture store struggling to rebuild this morning after a shocking incident. >> slowly get like, you know, getting back to pre-covid levels and now it's just like nothing. >> a closer look at the dramatic video of an arson attack. deadline day for contra costa county. make sure your property is
properly made when it comes to weed abatement. i'm justin andrews. i'll have that story coming up next. plus remembering the fallen, how the bay area paid tribute to our nation's heroes for memorial day. and it's als awareness month, a unique way that a san jose family is bringing attention to the disease. good morning to you. it is tuesday, may 31st. i'm amanda starrantino. >> last day of the month, i'm len kiese. good morning to you. let's get a check of weather and traffic beginning with first alert meteorologist jessica burch and going to be warming up a tad bit, huh? >> today is one of the warmest days of this week. we're actually going to highlight that in a second, len. june gloom is among us. we have cloudy conditions returning to the forecast as we head into the rest of this week. for now, enjoy these clear skies we're expecting today. let's take a look at those daytime highs alone, expecting upper 80s in the forecast for unland