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subway. what's thrown it off track this time. right now at 7:00 and streaming on cbs news bay area, as teachers get ready to head back to the classroom next month, they may be coming from a far distance away. that's because more and more of them are finding it very difficult or even impossible to live where they work. good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ryan yamamoto. the median home price in santa clara county hit $1.8 million just last month. a starting teacher's salary at alum rock high school is only about $64,000 a year. >> kpix 5 reports the district has come up with a plan to keep its educator close to home. >> reporter: the idea behind this proposal is for the alum rock school district to get into the business of building its own subsidized housing for teachers and staff. and the way they would pay for it is to reissue an already passed bond measure that's proven to be popular with the voters. one thing the alum rock school
district has plenty of is land. acres and acres on 21 school site, much of it practically unused. it's on these sites where the district is now looking to build subsidized housing for teachers and staff. >> we want to make sure that we offer our workforce a place that they can afford to live so that they can serve our students the best way they can. >> reporter: this doctor says the school board will vote this week on a plan to tweak bond measure j, which passed in 2012, to include about $50 million to build workforce housing and then resubmit it to voters this november. >> all of the measures that have been brought to the voters, they have been very supportive of the work we're doing in the district. >> reporter: alum rock would follow the path first trail blazed by the jefferson union high school district in daly city, which just opened more than 100 units of subsidized
housing for its staff. >> it actually gives me a sense of self, having that place i can call my own and, you know, actually feel like an adult. >> reporter: robert randall was living in seven roommates before he moved into his own apartment built by the district. his rent is $1,550, a fraction of the market rate for his area. >> i wouldn't underestimate the feeling you give someone when you give them like a foundation to build a future upon in the bay area. >> reporter: alum rock says if its own plan is approved, it will help attract and retain the best employee candidates, which will help students in the long run. >> this particular project is very exciting in terms of innovation, in terms of bringing our community members together. >> reporter: in san jose, len ramirez, kpix 5. in berkeley, the search is on for a semi truck driver who slammed into a free way overpass in berkeley, then took off. that impact left chunks of concrete littering gillman street just below interstate 80.
at last check, gillman was still closed for cleanup and inspections, but caltrans says that free way overpass is safe for drivers. in oakland, police say they believe they found the suspect vehicle in the deadly shooting of an uber driver in broad daylight. but the suspects are still on the run. >> she says every night she can't sleep. every night she is in pain. she's just pleading with the community and with the police and the government to help her with her situation, and she's just under a lot of duress. >> the woman crying is the girlfriend of the victim, khan fong. he was shot and killed sunday morning on 13th street in oakland. surveillance video from the scene shows the two suspects approached his parked car, opened the door, and then begin shouting orders at him. now, seconds later, a single deadly shot. you could soon see a new type of emergency message pop up on your phones and california freeway billboards.
it's a yellow alert. the governor just signed off on that new statewide system to spread word fast about hit-and-run drivers. this will happen starting next year. law enforcement can ask the chp to activate an alert with a vehicle license plate or description ain a designated ara following a deadly hit and area. in the sacramento area, a woman who lost her husband to a hit-and-run last month says she wishes that system had been in place back then. >> being able to get an alert out that we're looking for the description of the vehicle might help us with that because right now, i feel like it's up to robert's loved ones to try to get out there and get in front of the community. >> the chp opposed a push for yellow alerts back in 2015 claiming it would water down the am amber alert. the bay area is ramping up efforts to get people protected from monkeypox.
today vaccine clinics were held in santa clara county and san francisco for the most vulnerable groups. but because of low supply and high demand, only a limited number of doses were given out. those who did receive it say they feel relieved. >> if there's anything we've learned in the last couple of years, it's that it's up to each of us to protect our community. and after being isolated from my friends and community for so long, i want to be able to give people a hug without worrying that i might be spreading something. >> san francisco only received 7,700 doses of monkeypox vaccines. of the 35,000 it had requested from the federal government. and mayor london breed says the city is in desperate need for more because of the rapid spread of the virus. in a letter sent to health and human services secretary xavier becerra, she said in part, quote, this is a critical point in the spread of this virus, and we need to take more urgent action in cities like san francisco, where there are large communities at greater risk.
san francisco currently has 141 cases of monkeypox, up from 86 just a few days ago. nationally there are about 2,300 cases. now to the coronavirus. bay area counties are getting ready to roll out the novavax covid-19 vaccine after it was just cleared for use by the cdc. unlike pfizer and moderna, which uses mrna technology, novavax uses that traditional protein bases approach. the hope is that it will appeal to americans who have yet to be vaccinated. vaccines are expected to be rolled out in the next few weeks. and according to the cdc, right now 77% of the u.s. population 18 and older are considered to be fully vaccinated. 51% have received at least one booster dose. another delay for a subway extension in san francisco. muni officials confirmed that a june 20th fire in the yerba buena/moscone station could delay completion of the project by another six to eight weeks. the fire did not damage any
trains, but it stopped testing inside the central subway. muni still says that its plans for revenue service this fall, but it has not yet set a firm date. the project was originally supposed to be done in 2018. still to come, it was a deadly bay area explosion that led to 50 african american sailors to be convicted of mutiny. the effort decades later to clear their names. plus, sesame place under fire after a character appears to ignore two african american girls. how the theme park is explaining itself. and a manhunt for the suspect in a deadly bay area bowling alley shooting is now over. where police tracked him down. and a tiny house slows the bay bridge commute to a crawl. so how did it get there? no-sky july is taking over. downtown san francisco once again after a pretty typical july day. temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-90s inland. similar temperatures tomorrow, but then a little change for the end of the workweek. we'll talk about that in the first alert forecast.
in 1944, a huge explosion rocked the east bay when two munitions ships blew up while being loaded. the port chicago disaster led to the largest mass trial for mutiny in military history. but as kpix 5's john ramos reports, a bay area lawmaker's ongoing effort to exonerate these so-called port chicago 50 is finally gaining steam. >> reporter: the explosion at port chicago was so loud, it could be heard in san francisco. but what happened afterwards could be heard across the country, and it's still echoing today. in 1944, port chicago used segregated, all-black units to load munitions aboard ships. on july 17th, something went wrong, and two ships loaded with 5,000 tons of explosives blew up, destroying the base and much
of the nearby town. 320 sailors died, but one who survived, morris suble, later told his son about the conditions at the base. >> he said, we were never trained to load ammunition. it was something we had to learn on our own, so we improvised. >> reporter: immediately following the disaster, the surviving sailors were sent to vallejo to resume their jobs. but 50 refused to work without proper training. the so-called port chicago 50 were tried and convicted not for refusing an order but for mutiny. this is the nephew of one of the sailors killed in the blast and a former air force paralegal. he says the trial was a sham, tainted by racism and would never happen today. >> if you are given an order that is unlawful, you are not required to follow it. and in this particular case, i believe the direction for them to continue loading munitions without any training, you know,
was tantamount to an unlawful order. >> reporter: but last week the house of representatives passed a bill that contains a resolution asking the u.s. navy to fully exonerate the convicted sailors. it was sponsored by congress members mark desaulnier and barbara lee. >> this is just saying the obvious, that the united states congress exonerates these now all deceased american sailors for the crime that they were convicted of, of mutiny. >> reporter: after the war, the sailors' sentences were all commuted and one was later given a full pardon. but the families of the men who had to deal with the shame say that's not enough. a full exoneration would clear their records, not just say they're guilty but we forgive them. >> this is a public acknowledgement of racism during world war ii and an event that would later trigger the de desegregation of the military. you don't move forward by forgetting. you move forward by recognizing
the sins of the past and looking to correct those in the future. >> reporter: in the east bay, john ramos, kpix 5. >> now, this is actually the fourth time desaulnier has introduced the bill and the second time it's passed the house. he says he senses the effort is gaining support in the senate. a sesame street theme park under fire after a viral video sp. this happened at the sesame place amusement park in pennsylvania. the video shows a costumes character giving a high five to the crowd and then waving off her daughter and niece. the mom appeared with the family's attorney to demand a formal apology. >> i just want them to be able to do the right thing being that me, my niece, and my daughter have all suffered, one, embarrassment, discriminatory behavior, which should not happen during these days and times. >> the family is also demanding
the performer wearing the costume be fired and that the company pay for mental health services for the children. sesame place did apologize, saying, quote, the performer did not intentionally ignore the girls and is devastated by that misunderstanding. sesame place says costumes create blind spots making it hard to see children. sesame place invited those girls back and followed up with a second statement promising better training for employees. police in livermore arrested a man accused in a deadly shooting at a popular bowling alley. they took 27-year-old roger aleman garcia into custody at his home in lathrop. police say he's a convikcted felon. he's accused of shooting and killing one man and wounding two others at granada bowl on saturday. police say it started with a fight. the victim who died was antonio vargas. he was a daca recipient who had just started a carpet business in livermore. a homeless man was charged wa attempted murder after he
shot a mountain view officer at point blank range during a traffic stop. the officer pulled over 39-year-old jeffrey choy early friday morning after he ran a stop sign and red light. body camera images show that man pulling out an illegal handgun when the officer approached. police say he fired two rounds, hitting the officer in the arm. he then fled but was arrested in fremont on sunday. the officer is recovering. investigators are looking for the cause of a smoky fire that gutted a vacant commercial building in san jose. it erupted a few hours ago on park avenue, causing extensive damage. crews were able to get it under control before the flames could spread to neighboring buildings, including some apartments. no one was hurt. and a strange scene slowed the eastbound commute to a crawl on the bay bridge today. a tiny home -- check it out -- fell off a trailer on the lower deck. the left lane was blocked until crews managed to tow it away, backing up traffic onto city
streets in san francisco. surfers are flocking to streamer lane in santa cruz to enjoy the biggest swell of the season so far. >> as you can see, they are stoked. i wonder how many of them called out sick today to work the waves instead. what do you think, paul? those were impressive. >> you know what? good for them because the weather was pretty good for it once they got rid of a little bit of morning fog. take advantage of it while it's here. just make sure that nobody, you know, tells the boss. let's take a look at the big picture weather pattern. very little change to the pattern for the next 24 to 36 hours. the heat dome is still camped out off to our east, close enough for some toasty inland temperatures but nothing out of control for july. a couple of systems offshore are going to merge forces and head towards the pacific northwest. that isn't going to directly impact us in terms of any cloud cover, anything in terms of additional fog. but it is going to squeeze the atmosphere and produce some stronger onshore winds for the end of the workweek on friday. tomorrow's winds will be onshore but pretty typical for this time of year. the strongest gusts inland
around 20 miles an hour. the strongest gusts along the coast closer to 30 miles an hour. gusts in the 20 to 30-mile-an-hour range inland. temperatures inland are going to take a little break from the warm spell you've had recently. right now there's the fog rolling out across the bay as we look to the east from salesforce tower. 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s on the map as of 7:00 p.m. 84 degrees still in concord. most inland temperatures are a little more comfortable than that. 70 degrees in san jose. the fog will make a good push into the inland valleys as we head through tonight, but it's going to back up quickly. should be out of those inland valleys by 7:00 or 8:00, back to around the bay by 10:00 a.m. and all the way back to the coast as we head towards lunchtime tomorrow. even there you are going to see some sunshine breaking through to boost temperatures from a normal start. we'll start off in the 50s in most locations early thursday morning. high temperatures around the bay
still a degree or two belove average but comfortable. temperatures farther inland comfortably warm. mostly 80s with ninths sprinkled in there. around 60 along the coast. a mix of 70s and 80s down the peninsula and around the south end of the bay. mostly 80s in the santa clara valley. some of the warmer spots, morgan and gilroy getting up to or above 90 degrees. temperatures inland in the east bay anywhere from the mid to upper 80s for much the tri-valley to the mid-90s for solano and contra costa counties. low 60s in san francisco. upper 60s and low 70s for oakland and the east bay with mostly low to mid-80s until you go farther north. it's going to get warmer every mile, well into the 90s for windsor and st. helena. our temperatures will drop by a degree around the bay for the end of the workweek friday. a more noticeable drop inland down from 85 to 81 degrees for a
high temperature friday in san jose. then we bounce back into our typical july pattern as we head through the weekend and into the first half of next week. some changes by the middle of next week. we're going to see some additional cloud cover. there's going to be a little surge of monsoonal moisture headed up towards us. at the moment, it looks like all it's going to do is send more clouds towards the bay area. whenever that happens in late july and august, we have to keep an eye out for the possibility, remote as it might be at this point, of any dry thunderstorms. we'll watch that. it's day seven of the seven-day forecast. don't worry about it at this point. a high-flying rescue effort. the complex operation to save a racehorse stranded in the sierra. and join us weekday mornings at 7:00 for live local news streaming on cbs news bay area. you can find us on pluto tv channel 3350 and on any platform
a popular san jose pizza shop that survived the pandemic, well, won't make it through the summer. >> after 16 years in a prime location near city hall and san jose state, fourth street pizza has decided to close up shop. josh mckee started the business with his childhood friend. he says it struggled during the pandemic, but the final straw was a planned redevelopment of the building. fourth street is expecting their last day to be sometime in late august. now at 7:00, a horse and rider rescued from hundreds of feet down a cliff in the american river canyon.
this happened near forest hill. after saving the rider, a helicopter was dispatched along with emergency veterinarians equipped with special slings capable of carrying that injured, sedated that accident happened during the annual tevis cup race. that horse lost its footing and slid. both are expected to recover. imagine getting
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regular off-season gym, ice cream and a ride around town in thompson's convertible. he also got a box of autographed warriors gear and an autographed photo of kobe bryant. what would have been cool if they were in the bay area, take a ride on klay's boat. captain klay, right? >> i love seeing athletes do this. it's just so heartwarming and it means so much to the child and their family. >> it means so much. just a few moments, right? >> make a wish foundation is incredible. we certainly cover many of their wishes here. thank you for watching. the news continues streaming on cbs news bay area. >> see you back here at 11:00.
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