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right now on kpix 5, streaming on "cbs news bay area," more local news at 5:30. students get drone lessons in the south bay. hoping this training can launch a potential career path. be careful before swiping that credit card. thieves are looking to skim your personal information. our top story at 5:30, the protest at the port. these truckers fighting for their job. their battle could affect the already struggling supply chain. good morning. i'm sara donchey. >> i'm ryan yamamoto. kpix 5 has documented the complaints from these truck drivers. they're fighting a new law that requires them to be employees of the trucking companies they do business with. as kpix 5's john ramos reports, they tried to fight the bill in court. that didn't work, so now they're taking it to the streets. >> reporter: we've been telling
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you how ab-5 will impact the trucking industry. today the drivers showed up to demonstrate how it might affect consumers as well. it was not business as usual at the port of oakland this morning. the independent truck drivers who make up 90% of the operation are on strike over ab 5. the new law requires trucking companies make their drivers employees shutting out the independent operators who own their own rigs. protesters blocked other trucks from entering the port as a way to get lawmakers' attention. >> if the port got affected, the government will listen and they will have to. that's what we're actually doing. we'll continue until we get it. >> reporter: trucks lined up down the streets as police made a deal with the protesters to allow ten trucks in every 30 minutes. >> right now in good faith, i need everyone to separate, make a path and let five in. >> reporter: currently trucking companies deal with permits and
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insurance needed to work in the port and the independent drivers just drive. ab-5 requires each owner operator to do that themselves. many see it as a ploy to force drivers into companies where they could be required to join a union. jason rabinowitz with the local teamsters doesn't see anything wrong with that. >> the greedy trucking companies are denying the right by miss classifying them as employees. that's not right. every worker, every driver deserves the right to have a union and all the benefits that come with that. >> reporter: the truckers on the protest line say they shouldn't be forced out of their lifestyle to appease a union in sacramento. >> an owner operator becomes an owner operator because they want to be their own boss. >> reporter: in the meantime the shipping containers are stacking up. the drivers say take a good look, this is what it will be like if they're forced out of
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the state. >> go back to the same problem, the ships backing up on the sea without being unloaded. so what happens, the consumers have to pay for that. if you now remove 90% of the truckers, who is going to pull out the containers. >> reporter: the truckers plan to continue their strike through wednesday. at the port of oakland, john ramos, kpix 5. legal challenges have delayed implementation of the law. those have been rejected. now the trucking industry is waiting to find out when enforcement will begin. uber will pay millions of dollars to customers with disabilities. the ride share company reached a settlement over a lawsuit that it overcharged customers with disabilities. the suit claimed that people who used wheelchairs and walkers were charged extra for the time it took to load and unload that equipment, a violation of the americans with disabilities act. uber will pay the money out to more than 65,000 app users. the ride share company reached a statement saying, quote, it has
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long been our policy to refund wait time charges when they alerted us. prior to this matter being filed, we made changes so that any rider who shares they have a disability would have wait time fees waved automatically. a scary incident involving a ride share driver carjacked in san jose. they wound up jumping out of their car to escape. san mateo police say the female driver picked up a passenger on saturday. at the end of the ride, randy jay, pulled out a knife and ordered the driver to keep going. she drove to san mateo where she was able to jump out of the car. police say jay stole the car and then drove to morgan hill. apparently jay turned himself in to san mateo police. he's facing carjacking and kidnapping charges. authorities in sunnyvale warning people about credit card skimming devices at convenience stores. the city's department of public safety shared these photos of those devices found at a 7 eleven on el camino real. card skimming is a way for thieves to steal information
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from your credit card or debit card's chip. they look like regular card readers. experts say you can spot a skimmer if it looks different from a usual car reader, if you're able to wiggle the reader. the skimmer may be attached to this current case that's under investigation. san jose police saying it was a chaotic weekend across the city. here is a breakdown of what happened. police say a man was struck by a car and killed last night near the intersection of story road and cull march drive. police say a pedestrian was standing in the middle of the road and the driver took off. on the same day and in the same neighborhood police responded to a large fight turned into a homicide. police say the fight started in a restaurant at the intersection of story and king, and the fight moved outside just before 2:00 in the morning. the victim was found in the street and died at the hospital. >> all indications right now is that male was beaten, punches, kicks.
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a lot of witnesses reported seeing different things. it was a very chaotic scene. always a fairly busy side of town, king and story for years has been a very busy intersection with numerous things occurring there. also to say, san jose police announced the arrest of saunray winchester wanted in connection with a homicide last week. he's suspected of stabbing a woman who died at the scene. winchester has been booked into the santa clara jail. a father and son charged in the 1996 disappearance of cal polity student kristin stewart. >> this fphoto of paul flores i all you'll see from inside the monterey county courtroom where flores is on trial for the rape and murder of kristin smart as a college freshman. he's now 45. his father ruben on trial for an accessory charge for what
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prosecutors say is a decades' long coverup to help his son. we can't record or live report from inside the courtroom. instead we'll use photos and notes taken inside the trial. up first, chris pure vel, an assistant district attorney who told the jury point-blank, the evidence will show kristin was murdered by paul flores. he took the jury back 26 years to 1996. the iphone didn't exist. bill clinton was the president, and since then he said a lot has changed. what has not changed since 1996, he explained, was what he called flores' predator behavior towards women. into the courthouse for his son and his own opening statements, ruben flores. attorneys for the flores father and son duo told the jury there's no body, no physical evidence or forensic evidence that linked paul to kristin's
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disappearance. paul left her at the dorm, his attorney said, and asked the jury to focus on the evidence or what he described as, quote, sorpt of evidence. >> both men are being tried at the same time, but each have their own separate juries. on the peninsula, dozens of health care workers at redwood city's sequoia hospital are on strike demanding a new contract. the employees say they want better working conditions, more staff support, better benefits and higher wages. >> they offered us 4%. it's not enough to pay the rent. we've been fighting. we've been understaffed and overworked. enough is enough. >> the strike was authorized last month when 95% of union members voted to take action. sequoia hospital is owned by dignity health who says it will continue to negotiate and provide quality patient care. the union has 300 technical and
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service workers that does not include registered nurses. a woman's long fight to bring her nephew from ukraine to the bay area. a reunion months in the making. a heat wave sparks wildfires in europe. the scary view from a passenger train. infected with coronavirus but still testing negative. why covid rapid tests may be less effective against new variants. plus -- >> higher prices and supply chain issues are cited as the reasons for the planned shutdown of this san jose frozen food facility. how hundreds are going to lose their jobs. how employees found out the
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a teenager refugee from ukraine in the bay area after a long and difficult journey. >> anna warner reports his aunt had been desperately trying to get him here to safety and finally made it happen.
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>> this is how maryn ace seifi's, who had been working to bring illia to live with her in the bay area since february. his parents can't leave odessa. her sister is a police officer and men over 18 aren't allowed to leave. they put teenager illia on a train to the border where she flew to pick him up. that's where she learned the hard truth as she told cbs this morning's tony dokoupil. >> at the time the u.s. had no program for ukrainian refugees fleeing the war. >> america, the country of free people and i as a free person cannot bring my only nephew from the war zone. that's the reality. how come? >> reporter: with no clear way for illia to enter the u.s., maryna says the only other
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option for him seemed to be crossing the mexican border. >> i felt like, okay, i will try. >> reporter: so a month later her husband returned to poland, then traveled with illia through spain, colombia and finally to tijuana, mexico, where maryna met back up with him and begged u.s. border officials permission to take him home with her. they refused. >> what was that like? >> it was horrible. i was sad. i was worried and extremely angry, extremely. >> angry at -- >> at the system. at the system. >> reporter: officials then separated them and sent her nephew first to a detention center, then a shelter. >> it was like a jail. it was a jail, but for kids. >> reporter: the 16-year-old waited for weeks not knowing what would come next. >> you can just do whatever you want with me because i'm not human. >> you felt like you weren't human? >> sure. i'm a prisoner.
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many other ukrainian refugees, both adults and minors, are still seeking entry into the u.s. even though the biden administration launched a fast track program in april for those fleeing the war, some other ukrainian minors have been sent to shelters. melissa adamson is an attorney with the national center for youth law. >> separating children from family members can be extremely traumatic, can have short and long-term effects for their health, mental health, it can be extremely traumatizing. >> reporter: she visited the shelter where illia and other ukrainian minors were held. >> to paint another picture of the facility for you, it's very small. the facility is surrounded by a metal chain link fence. all the doors and the windows inside have alarms on them. there's no green outdoor space. >> reporter: but illia is now finally free and safe after his long journey, to the relief of his parents still in war torn odesa.
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>> his dad said, maryna, i owe you until the end of my life. i starred crying. it was tough. you never think that one day he will text things like that, saying how grateful he is for me saving his son's life and he will never forget. >> do you feel like that's what you did, you saved his life? >> absolutely, absolutely. >> reporter: anna warner, cbs news. coming up, northern california's hot and dry conditions making it harde
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stocks ending the day in the red. the dow dropped 215 points. the nasdaq fell 92, and the s&p 500 closed down 32 points. the reversal rep thatpple plao slow hiring and spending potential economic downturn. shares of apple fell about 2%. speaking of apple, it has been hit with an antitrust class action lawsuit over the apple pay policies and practices. the company is accused of illegally profiting from pay card issues. google pay and samsung pay don't charge card issuers on transactions. t we reached out for comment but have not heard back. a train stopped by wildfire in spain. look at that. this was filmed by a
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passenger -- passengers. across the country in the meantime, 30 wildfires continue to burn forcing thousands of evacuations and adding to spain's fire danger, several european countries caught in a heat wave. tourists cooled off in the fountains near the eiffel tower. great britain experiencing historic temperatures causing that country to issue their first ever extreme heat warning. on going heat wave is pushing wildlife to the brink. >> volunteers in sacramento are taking matters into their own hands to try and help some of the animals. one animal lover fosters raccoons out of her house. she cares for baby raccoons while the mom is recovering from heat exhaustion. she says the drought and heat has been making it hard for raccoons to find water. >> we got three this weekend that were dee hydrated. where they would usually go, there's not. now they're depending on poem's
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back yards, which they're going to get in trouble there. >> other people have been care for these dee hdehydrated animals. another consequence of this historic drought we're facing here in california. a lot of places, like we talked about in europe facing extreme heat. >> a lot of the records they were breaking in europe are not just for the day, they're all-time. hottest it's ever been in that location. the pictures are pretty incredible. here at home we had a pretty interesting day. 50-degree difference from the hottest inland locations to the coast. normally we brag about a 30-degree difference from the hottest inland locations to the beach. today it was 50. let me put some specific numbers on. pacifica only made it to 58 -- actually a 40-degree difference, from 58 to 98. still impressive. normally we talk about 30. we were well above that.
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daytime high today of 98 in concord. you can visualize the spread on here from the deep shades of purple from the hottest inland locations, at near 100, to the cool greens, and the better way to visualize this is to lay on top of that where that beautiful wet gray blanket we were seeing coming in from the golden gate. had the coast and pacifica socked in today. you can see the streamer coming in from the golden gate. this is what july looks like around here. even though the inland temperatures are hotter than average, we'll start bringing those down, too, over the next couple days. we'll visualize that forecast by using that same wonderful feature here. watch the marine layer fill in a little more of the bay tomorrow. a little more than it did today. this is one of the leading indicators that you'll get a cooldown. the more of the onshore flow we can get, the more of the marine layer, the nice wet great blanket we can pull in, the
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bigger the benefit for cooler air. watch wednesday. tuesday is already better than today was. we didn't get much today. that's wednesday. so you definitely see the trend here. we don't have any major large scale pattern shifts coming, but we do have our friend in july, that beautiful marine layer, going back to work over the next few days. you're going to see in the seven-day forecast it's about to look a lot better. no more of these upper 90s for those inland locations. tomorrow, it's mid to upper 50s for morning lows. daytime highs already look better tomorrow. so instead of the 98s for concord and livermore, we've got an 89 or a 90. you'll go to only 84 in santa rosa. that's the benefit of the petaluma gap. the same onshore flow, we always see it come from the golden gate. there's a gap in the hills that points right at petaluma. that cool air can spread out. santa rosa will cool down before inland alameda and inland contra costa do.
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around 80 tomorrow for the east bay shoreline. we've been watching the smoke for the last several days. there was a new addition today in front of the marsh fire, watch the hills in the foreground. that was the fire that took off in the hills, not that far. it was put out fairly quickly, not putting more smoke in the sky. but we have had issues with air quality. for now, it's a better story. pretty much moderate now. you've got moderate air quality for those inland parts of contra costa county. let's put final numbers on the seven-day forecast. if we look at the trend for san jose on the bottom, it doesn't go down a whole lot. you bring the temperatures down a little. you go down to the low 80s by the time be get to friday and saturday. in the microclimates, the top two lines are inland east bay valleys and north bay valleys, a lot of mid 80s in here. that's the main headline in the first alert forecast. we'll get you below average for the middle part of july.
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liz, over to you. >> thank you, darren. coming up all new at 6:00, hundreds of jobs on the chopping block. why a popular frozen food supplier is shutting down in the south bay. plus, the state rolling out inflation relief payments to millions of californians. but not everyone is getting extra cash. why some of the most vulnerable residents are being left out. it's the latest blow for an iconic san francisco cookie factory. how inflation is taking a big hit out of a family-owned business. the news at 6:00 is coming up in about five minutes. sara, ryan. >> south bay high school students get a crash course in
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35 high school students in the south bay are getting a high-tech lesson in piloting drones this summer. kpix 5's devin fehely has more about the program from san jose state. >> reporter: introducing local high school students to math, science and engineering, hopefully deepening their passion and steering them towards those professions. >> i'm really interested in robotics. >> reporter: sometimes big dreams take flight on small wings. this was her first time piloting a drone. >> i was scared it would crash into someone. >> reporter: the presentation high school junior is interested in engineering and the environment. hoping to harness the power of technology to address some of the country and planet's most
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pressing problems. >> i think i would like to use technology to address some of the environmental issues that we have currently. >> reporter: she is one of nearly three dozen students taking part in a special summer program organized by san jose state's mineta transportation institute. >> i have a passion for building and seeing how things are made. >> reporter: francesco wants to become a civil engineer. he hopes a summer course will lay the foundation for his future career. for now he's enjoying building something intangible, a sense of community with like-minded students. >> this is my first time being in a room of like-minded people. i love it to be honest. that's what i'm most excited for to be in college. the university hopes the program will jump start a lifelong love of the sciences, the engine that drives the local economy. >> we're doing our part here at san jose state university to make sure we have an educated workforce to lead us into the future. >> reporter: this is day one of
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a three-week course that will so involve multi-al field trips and opportunities for hands-on learning. right now on kpix 5 and streaming on cbs news bay area, dozens of employees go to work only to be sent home. why a popular food supplier in the south bay says it has no choice but to shut down. infected with covid but testing negative. why you shouldn't bank on the rapid tests. an iconic san francisco cookie factory struggles to stay open. how one man is fighting to keep his family business alive. good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm ryan yamamoto. we're getting a taste of how inflation is impacting bay area workers. >> hundreds of jobs wiped out as a frozen food plant is wiped
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out. the news came as a shock to employees who showed up to work this morning. >> reporter: amy's chicken facilities in santa rosa, oregon and idaho will be unaffected by this shutdown according to the company. employees coming into work say they were blindsided by the bad news. >> alma martinez came to work but was told to go home because she no longer has a job at amy's kitchen. she says she came to work yesterday and no one said anything about the shutdown. she's one of about 300 workers who will lose their jobs. >> we love the company. they take care of us employees. they give us everything that they can to make us


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