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5:30. >> right now on kpix 5 and "cbs news bay area," more local news at 5:30. breaking barriers behind the wheel of a bus. the new crop of women drivers joining the vta. as some states try to ban lgbtq books, two bay area authors hope to bring their authentic stories from the margin to the mainstream. >> our top story at 5:30, a special tribute and final homecoming for the late norm mineta, a man who helped shape the city of san jose. good evening to you. i'm ryan yamamoto. >> hello, i'm sara donchey. the city is paying tribute to norm mineta. he served as mayor, congressman and history-making cabinet member. he devoted his life to public service, representing san jose. today his widow brought his ashes home as people lined the streets to pay their respects. tomorrow a public ceremony will be held to remember him. former president clinton will be among the speakers. >> kiet do reports today was all about his hometown saying goodbye. >> reporter: mr. mineta's
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cremated remains traveled thousands of miles from the east coast and are finally here at san jose city hall where he will lay in state throughout the day. the community came out today to say welcome home. as norm mineta landed at the airport that bears his name, while his motorcade passed through his childhood neighborhood of japantown, amidst the outpouring of love and respect, it all begs the question, was he a friend, a hero, a public servant? perhaps all of the above. blanca alvarado was a close friend. >> these moments of reflection are a tribute to a man who was everybody's bff. >> reporter: as the procession winded down fifth street, mineta's wife dani looked on and the young children at lotus preschool. today they learned mineta was san jose's first asian american councilmember and mayor, who served ten terms as a u.s. congressman and later as
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transportation secretary. >> knowing that mr. mineta has come from the san jose japantown community, it makes a difference. and maybe they don't quite get the whole thing now, but they will. >> the procession passed by his childhood home, a home he was forced out of in 1942 to be imprisoned in a japanese internment camp for two years. boy scout troop 201 learned how he rose above the racism of the day to serve as a cabinet member. >> and for them to understand that there is somebody that look likes them can grow up to be a leader in today's america. >> knowing how he lived his life and how he was selfless and served the people around him, i think that's how i would want to live my life. >> reporter: the procession stopped by wesley united methodist church, where mineta went every sunday and sat not in front, but in the middle with everyone else. >> he had such humility about him that it was always about what he could do for others. >> reporter: mineta's modest
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city was legendary. alvarado told the story of how he reacted when he landed at his namesake airport for the first time. >> i feel proud and honored, and then i'm remind by my wife to take out the garbage. >> reporter: alvarado said it best. norm mineta did it, not for glory or prestige, but for the common good. >> he was the most impactful person in the history of san jose. norman mineta will always be our friend. >> in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. >> a well-deserved homecoming there. we posted more about norm mineta's background and his time in the internment camps, including the stouffer his unique friendship with a fellow boy scout that lasted through congress. you can find it on the home page at san mateo police found illegal fireworks and explosives in a man's car during a recent bust. they say the san mateo police officer arranged to buy
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fireworks from jose gonzalez, illegal fireworks at that. when they met up and arrested gonzalez, this is what they say they found inside of his car, different kinds of fireworks with cash, a handgun, and marijuana. gonzalez was booked into the san mateo county jail. police say this is part of an active and ongoing effort to crack down on those illegal fireworks. on the ten-year anniversary of daca, advocates are calling for congress to pass legislation for a pathway to permanent citizenship. the obama era executive order allowed immigrants brought to the u.s. as children to have access to work permits and protection from deportation. but many of these same children who were granted daca status ten years ago are now adults with their own kids and family and no access to term citizenship. >> we're urging congress for a permanent bipartisan protection for all of our dreamers. >> research survey shows that 74% of u.s. adults say they favor citizenship for young people brought to the u.s. illegally as children.
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hope, love, pride, presented by waymo.well, all throughout p month, kpix 5 has really committed to celebrating the history highlighting the challenges and showcasing the unique stories of the lgbtq community. and people have long been drawn to the arts for their celebration of truth and beauty, often finding echoes of their own experience transformed in a play or a musical or in the pages of a novel. >> but gay writers haven't always enjoyed freedom of expression. devin fehely sat down with a pair of authors to discuss the courage required to put their authentic selves on the page. >> reporter: there have always been gay writers and artists, but for much of modern history, their most personal stories have been left at the margins,
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memoirs penned in invisible ink, with characters unseen, unheard and effectively erased. >> quite frankly, the drive to erase us is very real. so that means the rae rest assistance has to be real. >> reporter: author elaine castillo was a bright and bookish child. >> i loved books because i was deeply invested in books. >> reporter: but even her favorite books she says were at best imperfect mirrors, rarely reflecting the reality of her experience in their pages. >> you would read books and it was patently obvious that the books had never conceived of someone like me reading this book, especially in you read a book and they made some passing comment about like a filipino house boy or filipina seductress. >> reporter: elaine is the child of filipino immigrants. a daughter of the city of milpitas and a proud bisexual woman. those strands of her identity braided together form the backdrop of her debut novel "america is not the heart."
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>> if there is a story you want to read and it hasn't been writing yet, write it. >> reporter: elaine credits her loving and accepting parents for enabling her to be her authentic self, an authenticity that now infuses her art. >> my parents were surprisingly progressive. i never had to feel that because i -- because of who i might end up with or who i might not end up with, i might lose the love of my parents. >> reporter: but unconditional love is not a luxury afforded all lgbtq artists. >> my parents wanted me to be a frou frou pink tutu ballerina girl. and i fought that, because that didn't seem like me. >> reporter: gabrielle, president of the board of the billy defrank center is in the process of writing a memoir. she said her mother's expectations felt ill-fitting, suffocating and unnatural. >> back then all coy say was no.
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i'm not feminine, and i'm not butch. i'm not, you know, a tom boy. i'm not that. but i couldn't -- i didn't have the language for what i was. >> reporter: now antolovic describes herself as nonbinary and a lesbian. back then she always felt different. >> i've always felt like i'm different. but i don't feel bad different. >> reporter: she hopes her memoir will some day soon sit alongside the thousands of other books, works of lgbtq fiction and nonfiction curated by the center. one of the largest collections in the south bay. >> it's good to know that our people exist, because in the strange sort of way, libraries bring your culture alive. >> reporter: gabrielle and elaine both say they're troubled by efforts in other states to ban lgbtq books or block them from being part of a school's
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curriculum. >> this is a classic tactic of a culture that wants to squash difference by getting rid of the books. >> reporter: being an artist is rarely easy. conjuring worlds from a blank page requires work and imagination and a dedication to the craft. and for lgbtq artists, moving their stories from the margins to the main page is an act of courage one key stroke at a time. devin fehely, kpix 5. >> castillo's newest book "how to read now" a collection of essays exploring essays of identity and art will be released next month. and you can find all of our stories from pride month in a special section on our website at still ahead, the first ever report on self-driving car crashes is out. how it's putting new scrutiny on tesla's technology. and a little online nostalgia. the end for a web browser that
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once dominated the internet. coming up all new at 6:00, a change in the bay area real estate market, and it's leaving some sellers frustrated. >> actually told wait to put it on the market because it's going to sell so fast. but ever since then, it's gotten progressively slower. >> could the housing frenzy finally be fading way? and what
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tesla's autopilot is number one on a new government report for most crashes by a vehicle using driver assist technologies. overall these type of vehicles got into 367 crash, six of them fatal. five with serious injuries and a majority of those crash, 273 involved tesla. the agency found the vehicles were either full self-driving
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teslas or running the uto software. fine fine saying the data, quote, underlines the need for more thoroughly and comprehensive testing and more oversight on driver assisted autonomous vehicles before they're deployed. tomorrow elon musk set to take questions from twitter employees for the first time since he agreed to buy the company. he is going to take presubmitted questions. these are not off the cuff questions.k announced the $44 million deal was on hold pend mortgage details about the number of spokesman bots on twitter's platform. okay. it is the end of an online era. microsoft has officially retired the internet explorer web browser. right? wow. microsoft edge is going to take its place. edge launched back in 2015. and for the last few years has gradually been phasing out internet explorer. starting today, opening the internet explorer app will redirect you to microsoft edge.
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>> i feel old. coming up, it's a mural that's gotten global attention. the bay area reverend inspiring young people with his black history collage. coming up right here on the cbs evening news, a huge hike in interest rates. the federal
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he is known as reverend g, and has international attention for a black history collage that covers most of his san francisco church, even his ceilings. >> sharon chin introduces us to this week's bay area jefferson award winner. this is impressive. >> you're going to see this, ryan and sara. in his 44 years, the reverend inspires his congregation every week. but many more get inspired by what he calls his great cloud of witnesses. >> everybody is great.
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god doesn't make junk. >> reporter: at ingleside presbyterian church, the reverend first posted muhammed ali's photo in the gym in 1980. >> it's all about love, honor, respect. >> reporter: he kept adding pictures. >> and i saw the guys when i started putting up more pictures, they would go up and read. >> reporter: and today the collage and church. >> i'm proud to say, you know? >> reporter: are san francisco landmarks for the largest black history mural of its kind in the nation. >> the great city of san francisco. >> reporter: the images cover the whole church, except the sanctuary. they're role models for children. >> many of the kids have been told you're black, you can't do this. you can do whatever anybody else can do if you're willing to discipline yourself and get to work. nobody going to give you anything. taking charge of your life. >> reporter: michael len has known reverend g since he was a child. >> always doing a positive min mind-set. >> my father figure. >> reporter: now he is program director at the ingleside community center inc. the nonprofit reverend g started in 1986.
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kindergarten through eighth graders who come here for basketball tutoring, and technology programs do research on the people pictured and discover anything is possible. >> i would love to follow my dreams. >> reporter: 10-year-old sincere perkins aspires to have his picture on the wall one day for his kids and grandkids to see. >> i can show them where i'm at on this wall. i would cry of joy because i would know i was a good kid back in the day. >> you've got all these pictures, this collage to inspire others. what inspired you? >> my mother, to be honest with you. >> reporter: reverend g's mother, a widow, raised nine children. >> she had a saying that every child must sit on its own -- i get emotional -- must sit on his own bottom. you're responsible for your own life. no passing the buck. no nothing, it's on you. >> reporter: reverend g does offer support. a 16-year-old food bank, for example, feeds 100 people a month with grocery donations
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from local stores. long-time friend walter quinn sr. reverend g. has made his place of worship a place of service. >> so when reverend g came, he picked up that mantle. that's him serving the community. >> reporter: the 78-year-old is doing just what his mother taught him. >> you got to think big. if you think it, you can do it. >> reporter: so for inspiring people with his black history collage and supporting them with education and food, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to reverend roland gordon. reverend g. says he gave up the potential as an nba player to go into the ministry. and over the years, he started a variety of programs, including a black boys after school program in the '80s and larger food bank that merged into another group. >> and he does this all himself? >> he insists that he has to go up there with the ladder himself, yes. >> oh my goodness. >> he's got them up in the ceilings, in the bathroom, all over the church. he is a really interesting, very
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unique personality too. that was a great story, sharon. thank you so much. if you know of a quiet hero who is serving his or her community, nominate that person for a jefferson award. just fill out the details on the online form at okay. first alert meteorologist paul heggen is here. if you don't like the weather today, all you have to do is wait until tomorrow, right? >> big changes ahead of us. temperatures are going to be back to below average for the next few days. our roller coaster ride that has taken us through much of the month of june is going to continue for the next several days. the big changes are courtesy of the storm system getting closer to the west coast. it's going to settle in. basically just off the coast of oregon and northern california. but close enough to us that it's going to help to kick in a stronger onshore breeze. and because it's low pressure, it's going to allow the marine layer to expand vertically. we're starting to see the fog forming along the coast. it's going to spread through the bay the rest of the night. nothing out of those clouds tomorrow.
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just intermittent clouds and sunshine. should see plenty of sun during the afternoon. but temperatures are going to be noticeably cooler. more cloud cover overhead by tomorrow night, and a chance, an outside chance of a couple of sprinkles north of the golden gate on friday. blink and you'll miss them on futurecast radar simulation. a couple of little radar freckles, mainly the higher elevations at the north bay, the odds of seeing even a trace of moisture are about 10%. so don't get your hopes up for much of that. looking outside right now, there is the fog. it's been getting closer and closer to sutro tower. temperatures topped out all over the place. today the onshore breeze kept temperatures cool in pacifica. only upper 50 there's. we had 50s, 60, 70s, 80s and 93 degrees for a high temperature in concord. just short of 93 degrees in santa rosa. the inland temperatures are going to be 10 to 15 degrees cooler than where they topped out today. right now i still have a number of 80s mainly for the north bay and inland east bay. 76 in san jose with mostly 60s around the bay area and 50s along the coast. a noticeable breeze out there this evening, especially at sfo.
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that wind being funneled through the san bruno gap. 38 miles per hour sustained winds at sfo with 46-miles-per-hour gusts. the wind wasn't strong enough or long enough today to push much of that marine layer into the inland valleys that will not be the case tomorrow. stronger winds. that's going to help to limit how much our temperatures warm up from a pretty close to normal start. we'll begin the day in the low the mid-50s. temperatures in san francisco only reached the low 60s by early afternoon. once the breeze kicks in, as temperatures start to back down to about 60 degrees by this time tomorrow, santa rosa gets a little time to warm up. temperatures are going to be mild, just a couple of degrees below average. a lot of the north bay is going to settle in the mid-70s by thursday afternoon. i forgot what day it is for a second. temperatures topping out int the upper 70s by concord. that's 16 degrees cooler than today's high temperature of 93. san jose gets about a 10-degree drop, down to mid 70s for highs with plenty of sunshine for most of the day. but that stronger onshore wind is going to affect the temperature pattern across the
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entire bay area. still upper 50s along the coast. the warmer spots only reaching up to the low 80s tomorrow afternoon. our temperatures drop even more for friday. and they don't bounce back too much on saturday. a cool start to father's day weekend. but we do warm up for dad's day itself. back to near normal temperatures. mid 60s in san francisco. low 70s oakland. near 80 in san jose on sunday with near 80-degree high temperatures inland in the north bay and low 80s inland in the east bay before temperatures heat up again the other side of the temperature roller coaster monday, tuesday and wednesday. we'll check out tomorrow's dog-walking forecast at 6:00. >> thank you, paul. i'm elizabeth cook. coming up at 6:00, the warriors one win away from the nba title. we're live in boston ahead of game six. plus -- after a year and a half of real estate insanity, could the bay area be heading toward a buyers market? we take a look, coming up at 6:00. and if you are doing everything you can to save water, but are still seeing high rates, it could be something in your pipes.
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the issue and how you can fix it. the news at 6:00 is coming up in about five minutes. sara, ryan? >> thanks, elizabeth. and still ahead here at 5:00, more women getting behind the wheel. how one local div
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was a special graduation ceremony today in san jose with 15 new bus drivers getting ready to hit the road for vta. and some of them are breaking barriers. >> i did it.
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so i'm actually very happy. >> reporter: after nine weeks of training, 15 new graduates are ready to get behind the wheel for vta. five of those new drivers are women. >> this used to be like a man job, but now women can do it. >> it's not just a man's job. this bus does look a little challenging, but it really, really isn't. it's just like driving anything. >> reporter: the makeup of this new class of drivers reflects a new effort by vta to recruit diverse drivers to better reflect the community they serve. vta employees more than 800 bus driver, and only 16% of them are women. >> we need a lot more women. >> i know that half of our passengers that ride vta are women. so i think that maybe that might make them feel a little more comfortable when stepping on to the bus to see women operators. maybe they might feel encouraged to apply. we do need the operators. >> reporter: the vta is still actively recruiting new drivers to fill what they call a chronic soldier of drivers. >> if you love to drive, definitely come on over. >> reporter: if you want to be
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part of the next class of drivers, apply through the vta website. >> that's it for the news at 5:00. kpix 5 at 6:00 begins now with ryan yamamoto and elizabeth cook. right now on kpix 5 and streaming on "cbs news bay area," real estate frustration and a new shift in the bay area housing market that's leaving some homes sitting on the market. we're live in boston for game six of the nba finals. the warriors fans who paid big money to make the journey to beantown and is not even going to the game. >> we're going find a bar to watch the game, because the tickets are ridiculous. and later, at a time when every drop counts, the free service in the north bay that checks if you are wasting water. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ryan yamamoto. we start with the cost to borrow money. just getting even more expensive. >> the federal reserve announcing its biggest interest rate hike in years, going up by 3/4 of a percentage point. >> that means rising mortgage rates. the average rate on the popular
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30-year fixed mortgage surged to more than 6%, up from 5.5% just a week ago. >> and new at 6:00, kpix 5's andria borba reports the rising costs could be creating a shift in the housing market. >> reporter: for anyone used to the bay area housing market being white hot, the idea of a buyers market is unfathomable. but with interest rates rising, and more homes coming online, a cooldown might be under way. meet ian and lauren and their kids 5-year-old jeff and 2-year-old evelyn. >> this is my favorite toy. >> reporter: they're ready to sell their 1500-square-foot three bedroom, three bath home on falling star drive in martinez and move somewhere bigger with more room for little feet to run. but there is a slight problem. no buyers. >> we were told that everyone, there would be tons of bidders. it would be very competitive and we would immediately sell. >> we launch on may 9th, and nothing. chirping. critics. >> reporter: not a single offer since the listi


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