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late today an fda panel recommended tweak booster shots, updating their formulas just in time for the fall so they better match the strains they believe might be circulating. >> while the shots still greatly reduce the risk of dying or having severe illness, there are breakthrough infections that increase the risk for a mysterious long-term problem. >> you're such a brave girl. >> reporter: as the pandemic continues to evolve and new variants emerge, some believe it's just a matter of time before we all get covid. >> no, no. no one wants to get infected. >> reporter: cliff morrison would know. more than two years after cliff caught the virus, he is still suffering from strange neurological problems. >> a lot of the brain fog. i sometimes forget where i'm at. and i can be in a very familiar location, and all of the sudden i don't -- nothing looks familiar. >> cliff is not alone. one in five individuals infected
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with the virus go on to develop what's called long covid. the syndrome refers to a constellation of symptoms, including crushing fatigue, debilitating headaches, and cognitive changes. >> probably the most disconcerting thing for me was the fact that i could no longer remember names. and people would tell me something and five minutes later i would -- you know, i wouldn't remember it, or i would repeat myself. >> people feel like their brain is working slower, that it's harder to access that information this their head, that it's harder to hold information in their head and manipulate it. >> reporter: dr. >> wanna hellmuth and her team are struggling to unravel the mysteries of long covid. >> a lot of people go to their physicians and their doctors don't know what to do for this. >> reporter: in one study they collected blood and spinal fluid samples from patients and found lots of abnormalities. >> not only do we see higher markers of inflammation in the
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fluid, then some people were also seeing markers of vascular disregulation, or that the blood cells within the brain compartment, that those cells aren't acting and behaving normally or perhaps they're causing or contributing to or responsive to some sort of inflammation in the brain compartment. >> reporter: dr. hellmuth says if they can figure out what's causing it, they may be able to treat and prevent it. the team is now enrolling individuals who had covid and suffer from cognitive issues, as well as those who suffered no lingering effects. >> we really need to know what the differences are in these two groups. >> reporter: as for cliff, he believes in the science and the vaccines. the retired long-time nurse helped create the aids ward at san francisco general. he sees a lot of parallels with hiv and covid, such as the outright manipulation of facts. >> i do realize that some people think that this is not completely real or it's not as bad or maybe it's been something that's just been orchestrated to
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divert people's attentions or whatever. but it's real. >> if you've been infected and have no signs of lingering symptoms, you may qualify for a study. they may provide some answers to scientists and patients like cliff. for more information, go to our website, new numbers statewide show covid hospitalizations are up 46% from the beginning of the month, and the positivity rate is now 13.2%. a man arrested for shooting and killing one person, wounding another man on a san francisco muni train was arraigned in court today, but not on homicide charges. bail was set for $75,000 for jevon green. his attorney said his client will only face firearms charges. earlier he told the chronicle green was acting in self-defense when 27-year-old bowen attacked him with a knife. a 70-year-old man wounded in the shooting is expected to survive. california's attorney
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general says we are dealing with an epidemic of hate. >> hate crimes have gone up almost 33% between 2020 and 2021 to level the state hasn't seen since the aftermath of september 11th. >> anti-black hate crimes are still the most prevalent. they were up 13% to 513 incidents. anti-asian hate crimes are up 178% to 247. and crimes attacking people because of their sexual orientation were up 48%. hispanic or latinx up 29%. and attacks involving religious bias were up 32%. >> while there is no single solution, it's up to all of us to heed the call because when our communities feel empowered, they come forward. >> the state is hiring a hate crime coordinator within the department of justice to encourage more victims to come forward.
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the big parade may be over, but pride month continues, and so does our focus on the real life stories of people on the margins. >> shawn chitnis has the story of a woman from india who traveled across the world to live an authentic life. >> when you look back at that now, what do you say? what do you think? >> i see a person that was deeply hurt and deeply in survival mode. >> reporter: college is a life-changing experience for most people. and for ishani, it marked her arrival both in distance and discovery. >> i felt like i had landed in a land of freedom. and so it was all up from here. that's the look i have in my eyes. >> reporter: born in india, she says she had to escape to the u.s. so she could start living her life as it was always meant to be. >> since i knew the culture would never be proud of me, the only option left for me was to leave. >> reporter: only in the bay area could she plan her future
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while still pleasing her parents abroad by attending a well respected school in states. >> i saw american college like a movie. because that's all i knew it to be. >> reporter: but she was curating her image for two worlds. wshthat represented the future anasde the other leaving her trapped in the past. >> every winter, i would pack my identity away into a suitcase and go back home as a good indian son. and that was so difficult. >> reporter: she would even send back photos to her parents so they couldn't suspect anything. her last visit to india was in 2017. >> towards the end of college, i decided i cannot keep doing that. because it's ripping up me into shreds. >> reporter: her parents came to california to celebrate her child's education, but they did not accept ishani as their daughter. >> there were lots of tears and lots of words and dialogue. >> reporter: as an immigrant, she would need a legal pathway
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and the financial independence to become the woman she is today. >> this is fast forward to graduation day. >> reporter: a full circle moment for the shy student who became a confident commencement speaker to the lgbtq community. >> i came to berkeley to be myself. and i was able to speak to the students as a truest form of myself. >> wow. that's four years. >> that's four years. >> reporter: meeting others like her through the nonprofit parivar bay area. she realized she didn't have to give up what she always was willing to sacrifice. >> one of the first organizations where i saw the mixing of the queer identity and the south asian identity. and it was done in a way i had never seen before and i didn't think was possible. >> rediscovering her heritage here in the u.s. by bridging east and west. today as she walks through the tenderloin, home of the city's transgender district, she feels truly seen. reporting in san francisco, shawn chitnis, kpix 5. >> you can find all of our pride
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stories from this month on the special section of our website, up next, the peninsula couple avoiding jail time after paying more than half a million dollars to help their daughters get into college. and with more people going electric on the roads, can california keep them powered up? what's needed to make sure people don't get stranded. coming up all new at 6:00, cash for cops. an east bay city offering big incentives in an effort to keep its police officers amid a labor shorta
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a hillsboro couple who admitted to paying $600,000 to get their daughters admitted to usc and ucla will not be going to prison. real estate tycoon bruce
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isaacson and his wife davina pleaded guilty. it came after the couple cooperated with investigators and helped prosecutors convict other parents and coaches. the couple was sentenced to one year probation and $8500 in fines. the search is on for the suspect wanted in a string of assaults along a trail in rohnert park. they all happened over the weekend on the smart bike path between southwest boulevard and rohnert park expressway. in separate incidents women were assaulted by a man riding a black mountain bike. a third woman reported a man on a bike chased her and exposed himself. searches for a burglary suspect accused of stealing firearms and power tools. investigators released these photos of a suspect. one shows the man with a holstered gun on his hip. deputy says the suspect is connected to at least three burglaries in napa and calistoga this month. bart is reopening bathrooms at two of its stations,
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montgomery and lake merritt. bathrooms at ten had been closed since 9/11. attendants will monitor the newly opened facilities. bathrooms at powell and 19th streit veto in oakland reopened earlier this year. and muni riders weighed in, and the agency is bringing back several bus lines starting july 9. muni will bring back three routes that had been canceled during the pandemic. eight other routes will be modified to help people get around. up next, the california restaurant offering a clever incentive to boost their sriracha supplies in the middle of a shortage. a lot of news tonight, including the blockbuster and historic testimony from inside the white house. a former aide revealing the president tried to take the wheel of the presidential suv and nearly attacked a secret service agent after trump was told it wasn't safe to go to the capitol du
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>> the beautiful thing about that is every time you leave your house you have a full tank of gas, if you will. >> and we already are at a good start because we have federal grants that are coming. we have state money. the utilities are putting money on the public and private companies are investing in infrastructure. >> now on the federal level, president biden signed a law last year allocating more than seven billion to build out a network of electric charging stations across the country. at the same time, the companies that pour the cement we drive on are driving the pledge to go green. how cement makers are trying to pave the way to a cleaner future. >> reporter: how much cement is the state of california using? >> i'm going stay it's around 11 million tons per year. >> reporter: second only to texas. california cement is a hot commodity. >> our entire civilization is
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based on our material. >> reporter: from schools to roadways to building sacramento's golden 1 center. >> every building has a concrete foundation. >> reporter: even helping homes get fire ready. cement is used for all of it. now the material is working to cement itself in california's future, but how? we're giving answers. >> the california/nevada cement association released a plan. >> reporter: they tell cbs 13 the state has seven cement factories that must run all day, every day to maintain high enough heat to melt materials. those plants run on process and fuel-based emissions. california is now working to change that. with the promise to go zero carbon by 2045. >> we're committed to making the material itself carbon neutral. >> reporter: senate bill 596 will make california the first state to target greenhouse emissions from cement, a move that he says will allow the
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import commodity to remain in california, keeping jobs close to home and climate change in check. >> we're an essential part of the solution. >> reporter: so what will the new energy sources be? the state's clean air agency has to develop a metric comparing the environmental effects of different kinds of cement by july 2023. p. >> hot temperatures are making it trickier for vendors to store produce. the heat is scorching california fruits and vegetables. they usually use ice to make sure products stay fresh to sell. markets use ac, but they have been throwing out a lot of produce. fruits and vegetables are ripening faster resulting in shorter produce seasons giving grocers fewer options. >> usually there is an abundance, different types of cherry, apricots, plums. we're not having the product in for as long. we have what we have. there is definitely less that the farmers are able to pick
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because of the affect affecting that. an ongoing sriracha shortage has restaurants feeling the heat. >> one vietnamese restaurant in southern california is fighting the shortage in its own unique way. >> the owner of this restaurant posted she would give free food for an unused bottle of sriracha cost. >> the owner says she ce up with t awareness of climate change. >> it's just i think an interesting way to engage the community on what it is like to try to operate a small business in this environment. all of the weird little shortages you never expected. >> the restaurant owner says she has received more than 100 bottles of the hot sauce since thursday. >> offers have come in from as far away as switzerland and eastern canada. how do you ship a ban mi
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sandwich? >> you to credit. >> i'm down to half a bottle right now. and i'm conserving. i'm conserving. >> i put it on everything. >> i do too. >> and you take it for granted when you have it everywhere. >> now my aides get a drop. >> one shelf in our fridge is different hot sauces. i don't know where the sriracha is because there are seven or eight different one taos. i think we'll make it through. >> fingers crossed, we'll hold on. >> talk to me in a few months. where do i find it. to the northeast of sacramento, keeping you updated on the rises fire. this is growing there had been intermittently zooming the camera in this is the pg&e camera from bar ranch. you can see active flames still burning at the head. the latest infrared estimate is it's about 396 acres and growing rapidly. and it is producing a smoke plume orbiting overhead. that southwesterly wind is blowing the smoke away from the
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bay area. it's also helping the fire to grow. upslope even more efficiently than it would in the first place. that's the direction the fire wants to go. so the air crews have about another slightly less than three hours of daylight to get as many drops on this as possible. hopefully they can keep it from spreading further. let's talk about what's happening. waves of cooler air headed our way. the storm system is going to park itself off the pacific northwest over the next several days. little ripples in the atmosphere rotating around that are going to push those waves of cool air, riding along the onshore winds. they're going pick up as we head through tonight and tomorrow. today's temperatures the hottest we're going see for a while. inland parts upper 80s in santa rosa. mid 90s in concord. low 80s in san jose. a couple of degrees above average. it's been comfortable near the water. 65 in san francisco for today highs temperature. mostly 60s around the bay. it's down to 72 already in petaluma. relief is on the way. the fog is going to redevelop
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along the coast and try to spread inland as we head towards early tomorrow morning. i think futurecast might be a little too aggressive in the amount of fog that it's depicting. but there is going to be some of it out there. it will dissipate quickly. we will see plenty of sunshine, just would you tell us the inland heat. high temperatures -- low temperatures tonight dropping down mostly into the 50s. the coolest pots around santa rosa. the warmest spots in the low 60s. high temperatures tomorrow across the board almost exactly average for this time of year. around 60 along the coast. 70s down the peninsula and around the south end of the bay with low to mid-80s as you go farther inland in the santa clara valley. 82 in san jose to 85 in morgan hill. temperatures in the low to mid 80s for tri-valley. and mostly mid-80s. the warmest spots getting close to 90 degrees in brentwood, but staying in the upper 80s. a nice little change and cooler temperatures are on the way. mid-60s in san francisco. upper 60s and low 70s for oakland and the east bay.
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and mix of 70s and mid-80s for most of the north bay until you head farther north into the upper half around windsor and st. helena. same thing for inland mendocino. it is going to have an impact on our fire danger index. it's not going to be zero. it's never zero. it's summertime around the bay a area. but it's going to be lower. the highest values we see on the zero to ten only around a 4 or 5. those numbers will continue to drop as even cooler weather settles in, especially inland. temperatures in san jose down to the 70s on friday and they stay there all the way through the holiday weekend and into the next workweek. similar conditions for inland parts of the east bay and the north bay. a little break from the inland heat, just in time for a three-day weekend. we like it when the timing works out like that. >> it's always nice. thank you, paul. coming up, all new at 6:00, an east bay city fighting to keep its police officers from leaving. the big incentives for cops that could be on the table. plus, an unexpected turnout of this east bay job fair. could the market be turning a
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tide? and more than 500 pounds of illegal fireworks seized. the big bust out of the north bay. the news at 6:00 is coming up in about five minutes. and still ahead here at 5:00, she is walking from oakland to the central valley. the message she is you want it all, just like i do... well now there's a new way to save with xfinity. now, get unlimited internet, wifi equipment and a free streaming box... ...risk free with no term contract and a 2-year rate guarantee for just $30 a month when you add xfinity mobile. learn how you can get all this and one unlimited line of mobile
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a young woman in the east bay is setting off on quite a journey. >> it all started with a question, where does my water come from?
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nina plans to hike roughly 240 miles on the bay trail to the headwaters of the river in the central valley. she spoke to kpix 5 quote journalist brian wonguyen. >> my name is nina gordon kerse. i'm setting out on a 240-mile walk from oakland to the headwaters where the east bay gets all of our water. we're so lucky that we can open our taps and water is there. it's not like i want to walk 240 miles. >> what do you want them to come away with. >> to think about the question that's on the back of my shirt. where does your water come from? it's definitely nobody's fault. i think it's a societal cultural piece where water has just been
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provided to us. we don't have to think about it. all we do is turn on the tap and it's there all the time. along the way, i'll be camping and sometimes i'll be sleeping in the vehicle. sometimes people have given me permission to sleep in their backyards or on their farms. like in the delta, i'll be sleeping on the pear orchard for a few nights. and then i'll be sleeping on a family ranch for a few nights. ♪ water is our life, water is our life ♪ >> reporter: as a high school teacher, i see that change in my youth all the time. like they are the change. ♪ water is our life, water is our life ♪ >> i wish to live in a world where people think about their water, and this is a way to do that, to bring awareness. >> we wish her safe travels. she expects it will take about five weeks to get to the river. >> quite the trek. well, right now at 6:00 and
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streaming on "cbs news bay area," an east bay city fighting to keep its police officers from leaving. the big incentives that could be given out to cops, but will it work? plus, california's eviction projections. the desperate pleas from families struggling to pay rent. >> this is not only very stressful for me, but it's very unstable for my children. and later, long lines of people eager to get back to work. the unexpected turnout at a bay area job fair. could this be the sign the market is changing? i came all the way out here, about an hour away to look for jobs. >> good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ryan yamamoto. we start with an east bay city looking to keep its officers on the beat amid a staffing shortage. >> san leandro is proposing a new cash incentive to deal with its hiring challenges. >> and new at 6:00, kpix 5's lauren toms says the plan doesn't target new recruits but
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would give bonuses to existing officers. >> reporter: the san leandro police force is currently staffed at under 60% after recent events have forced officers to choose between their careers or quality of life. today we spoke with their police chief who said he is choosing to reward current officers rather than incentivize new recruits. the san leandro police department is taking a silicon valley approach to beefing up its force. >> everybody talks about some of the private sector companies like google and things like that. they do amazing things for their employees. >> reporter: the chief has been a police officer for nearly three decades and knows firsthand how staffing shortages impact a police force. >> family time. that gets sacrificed. that's the most important thing in people's lives. they value being here and keeping the community safe, but that's their anchor. >> reporter: he says the force is currently staffed at about 60%. while he insists it is not impacting their work, he knew he needed a solution. >> people are forced to work
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