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you're watching kpix 5 news at 5:30. >> well, a couple of breaking stories at 5:30. first we begin in martinez, where fire crews getting a handle on a three-alarm vegetation fire. you can see it right there. this one burned near some neighborhoods along pacheco boulevard. cal fire was called in to help. crews will still be on scene, toe, through the evening to continue some mop-up duty. our other breaking story from washington, d.c. four people critically injured after a lightning strike in lafayette park. that's right across from the white house. getting a report they were standing under a tree. live pictures, you can see some storm clouds around the capitol. two men and two women have been rushed to local hospitals. a in morgan hill, how it could change the character of that community. good evening. i'm ryan yamamoto. >> and i'm sara donchey. the development of the butterfield 5 tech park comes as the demand rise for industrial space in the silicon sale.
the five new buildings are located on butterfield boulevard just north of downtown morgan hill. as len ramirez reports, it's changing already. >> reporter: well, this new development is massive several tech-ready buildings, part of a new wave of construction happening in this part of morgan hill. and the question becomes how much will all these projects change the community. on the north end of butterfield avenue and morgan hill, buildings and opportunity are sprouting, like the fruit trees once did a century ago. >> right behind me is butterfield five. five buildings, 410,000 square feet, industrial r&d advanced manufacturing space. and just to the north across the street, you have mbk, which is building 389 new housing units. >> reporter: and that's just the beginning. it's all part of a plan to grow jobs in what is still most lay
bedroom community. >> more than 70% of our workforce leaves morgan hill and goes either north or south. we want to keep them here. >> reporter: this brand-new complex doesn't even have a tenant yet, but it's modern developments like this that will help the city attract businesses. and at this point, morgan hill can afford to be picky in what kinds of businesses it wants. >> really focus on r&d and manufacturing and high-end engineering. >> reporter: along with the industrial space, there is housing construction, including market rate low income and even farm worker housing. but neighbors say there is a struggle to find the right mix. the city, once bursting with a quiet country charm, has changed. >> it's dissipating that country feel. all that agriculture is new housing, new tract homes. >> reporter: one long-time resident said new activity, visitors and neighbors is good for the city's vitality and the growth of its downtown and restaurant scene. it's progress that some say has been a long time coming. >> the growth is okay with me, because we had a moratorium for
like 40 years. and i think people need a place to live. >> reporter: a place to live, but more and more also a place to work. in morgan hill, len ramirez, kpix 5. okay, a live look back at the white house. the biden administration has now declared monkeypox a national health emergency. that's a rare designation aimed at freeing up emergency funds removing some of the red tape to help everyone respond. >> joining us live now, ucsf dr. peter chin-hong. thanks for joining us. there has been a lot of criticism on the federal response to monkeypox so far. can you explain how this declaration will help? and is it coming too late? >> well, i think, ryan, the main criticism is speed. i think this declaration should have been made a long time ago. and the reason why is we need everyone coming together to share data. i think everyone thinks this is actually the tip of the iceberg. we actually have more cases.
because jurisdictions and states don't have an obligation to report to it the cdc until it's a national emergency. number two, i think it will help with the three ms. so money, first of all, medicines. we have t-pox i think will be great if we have it under emergency use authorization instead of having to fill out all that paperwork to get it -- a patient treated. and the third m is of course metadata, because we need these communities to talk to the cdc so we know what's going on. you know, everyone is focused on vaccines, but we're limited by the actual numbers coming in. but even that i think this will allow us to think rationally about whether or not we can get as many doses as possible into the arms, even if we have to deliver it in a different way. >> so tell us about what you've seen so far from people who have had the virus. we're starting to see some more images, people sharing pictures on social media, but i think is helpful because you know what to
look out for. and one of the things i hear people complain about is how painful this is. describe what this is like for people. >> yeah, so, you know, again, although it doesn't kill as many people, people said it feels like death sometimes when it's so extensive and it's so painful. it's like being in -- like one of my patients described it as putting his hand in a tub of hot water and not being able to take it out. so people can have bleeding in the rectal area, bleeding while urination and peeing, sores in the mouth so you can't eat or drink, near the eyes. if it gets in the eyes, it can cause vision loss there is a lot of suffering with this. >> and we know the virus is spread from skin-to-skin contact. what's the likelihood of getting exposed from everyday activities like touching surfaces at the gym. we have that big event coming up, the outside lands festival
coming up where people are going to get very close together. should those people be concerned? >> they shouldn't be concerned. i would think of that as low risk in general. i'm more concerned about activities that happen before and after outside lands when people get together in private, intimate settings. so you're right, ryan. the biggest for risk is skin to skin from an open lesion. because what happens in that context is you make these little microabrasions in the uninfected skin, and the virus can get in that way. other ways are of course bedsheets of somebody with active disease in a household, not in the general population, not in bed, bath and beyond, but in a house and an active case. and then in terms of respiratory spread, this is really an animal virus. you really need to be up close and personal in general for three to six hours without a lesion visible to get it from respiratory spread. that's what we believe at this point. >> thank you very much, dr. peter chin-hong for joining us.
always some good information. >> thank you so much,ryan. thanks, sara. police searching for several people involved in a casino robbery turned into a double shooting. two guards at hustler casino were shot as they went in an armored van this morning. one is in critical condition. the other suffered cuts and lacerations. the suspects ran off with an unknown amount of cash. coming up, you probably felt it. airline seats getting smaller and smaller. how a new look -- i know a new look in how it could impact your safety on a
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senate is working on a key piece of president biden's economic agenda. it's a $740 billion spending bill, that is designed to address climate and health care costs. key elements of the bill include major investments in climate, tax credits for clean energy, a provision to allow medicare to negotiate prescription drug price, and tax revenue raised by 15% corporate minimum tax. >> i think we can change the face of the country with this legislation and reduce inflation, not increase it. >> it will actually reduce the deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars over time. >> the bill is called the inflation reduction act, but republican lawmakers argue it will do the opposite. >> if you look at electricity costs, you look at gasoline costs, you look at food costs, none of that is going to be addressed or dealt with by big fat tax increases on companies in this country that create jobs. because we all know that's going to get passed on. >> the bill has no gop support.
so the senate needs all 50 democrats behind it. they're hoping to pass the measure before leaving town for their august recess. airlines have been shrinking the size of their seats for years. now the faa is asking the public to weigh in on space and safety. kris van cleave has that story. >> reporter: airline seat width is down as much as 4 inches over the last 30 years to as little as 16 inches wide. and seat pitch has shrunk from about 35 inches to 31, and in some cases as little as 28 inches, allowing airlines to add more seats they can then sell. the group flyers rights estimates only about 25% of passengers, one in four actually fit in those seats. and more than half of flyers in a recent survey were dissatisfied with the leg room in economy. what do you think of the size of airline seats right now? >> i think they're tiny. i'm 5'9". and i typically fly with my knees to my chest for several hours long. it's challenging.
>> on average, i think that the seats are too small. >> that would be a greet improvement to have the seats much larger for everybody. >> reporter: the faa says it's focused on identifying the minimum seat spacing necessary to safely evacuate an airliner in 90 seconds. its review of ten years of incidents found the overall level of evacuation safety was very high. human behavior, of course, a critical factor if a plane must be evacuated in 90 seconds or less. when marlins flight 383 had an engine fire on takeoff in 2016, it took nearly 2:30 to get everyone off, in part because passengers grabbed their luggage. faa research has found that seats close than 28 inches apart could present a real challenge to getting out of a plane in a hurry. as they draft new regulation setting this minimum seat size, they have a public comment period open for 90 days. but the agency only wants to hear about safety. they're not interested in comments about comfort.
kris van cleave, cbs news, washington. >> in the past, simulated evacuations did not include real life obstacles like bags, smoke, comfort animals or being in the dark. people were in groups of 60. that's fewer than the count on a lot of regional jets, and the participants were all able-bodied adults under 60 years old. the author of the bill requiring the new study says those factors were not representative of the flying public. still ahead, storms cause major flash flooding in a burn-scarred area near south lake tahoe. a view of the damage from above. good evening. here's what we're working on tonight. what's next for basketball star brittney griner after a russian court sentences her to nine years in a penal colony? also, why the biden administration is now declaring monkeypox a public
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california's attorney general is intervening in a lawsuit that challenges the port of oakland's plan to build a sand and gravel distribution center. rob bonta says the eagle rock project violates the california environmental quality act. the site is located less than a mile from a oakland community. he and residents were fight it, saying it will cause major health problems. bonta issues a statement saying the eagle rock aggregate terminal will result in shorter life spans, more trips to the
emergency room, and chronic illness. a flash flood swept through an area near south lake tahoe. it happened after a storm rolled through yesterday. it impacted the middle of a burn scar in the town of markleeville. mud and debris shut down a highway in alpine county. madison keely with a look at that damage. >> reporter: drone 13 flew over a culvert, around it the road is collapsed underneath. today even we got warnings not to walk over the top of this area that's been washed out. a culvert is basically a tunnel that carries a stream or open drain under a road. when there is debris from these burn scars that wash into it, the giant pike gets blocked by rocks and water can't pass. so it sits under the roadway like a cavity in a tooth. the water has nowhere to go. and with enough water, the roadway is weakened. add to it, this roadway was already of concern after the
tamarack fire last year. work was already being done in areas like this to prevent a collapse, but this rain just came in quickly and with force. >> any work that caltrans does up to this point, i guess there is the possibility of if the weather is severe enough to put us back to square one, or god forbid, possibly have more damage, even more serious damage to repair after these weather events occur. so it's very much a fluid situation. >> thrill-seekers across the globe have made their way to iceland to catch a glimpse of a volcanic eruption. it comes less than a year after the volcano's eruption in -- the first one in last 800 years. scientist says the eruption of molten rock could become more common, which could be good news for tourists. >> i loved the eruption last year as well, especially in the beginning. but this is like special with the lava fountains like popping out in the middle. >> i had to sit down and have a
little cry because it's so beautiful and emotional. it's like the raw power of our planet. >> yeah. that's i don't know, sketch to me. >> you don't like that? >> no. i would never do that. >> that is incredible. >> no, it is. but i want to see the video. i don't want to be there when this thing blows up. i know, paul, that's probably not the scientific approach. >> no. that's not the kind of volcano that blows up. >> i don't want to slip and fall. someone actually broke their ankle there. that was in the script. >> okay. >> what, you would do this? >> i would definitely there. paul, you would go, right? >> let's plan our lists over the next couple of years. >> you're coming with us. >> where your grip shoes. >> she sounds like a great time! >> don't take me camping, ever. >> or near an active volcano. either way. >> no. >> at least we have just the monsoonal moisture. another muggyish day around the bayer and another active day in the high sierra.
numerous thunderstorms and flash floods with the amount of rain. the upper-level suburbs over the pacific, it's going to be swinging closer to the coast. it's going to help to nudge the monsoonal moisture a little farther away from us. so less of a muggyish feel to the atmosphere as we head through the end of the workweek tomorrow and into the weekend. right now looking outside, the fog is already creeping in around the top of salesforce tower. temperatures topped out in the low 90s in livermore. made it up into the mid 80s in san jose and santa rosa. the inland temperatures are going to be from 3 to 6 degrees cooler tomorrow, and that's going put us to a couple of degrees below average. still close to normal, but just on the other side of it. temperatures in san francisco reached up to around 70 today and even made it up into the mid-60s in pacifica. it's still at 63 degrees in half moon bay. the warm spot is 88 degrees in fairfield, already a slight decrease in temperatures. we still have plenty of 90s on the map inland at this time yesterday. 70s for the north bay. still barely above 80 degrees right now in san jose. the fog is going to push across the bay into the inland valleys
by early tomorrow morning. that shows up in the bright white on futurecast. the duller gray is cloud cover farther up in the atmosphere. that's still going to be streaming overhead. that's going to be some to filter sunshine for the first half of the day tomorrow, but not as much of that monsoonal moisture or cloud cover. another active day in thigh sierra tomorrow for showers and thunderstorms. but as the amount of moisture in the atmosphere decreases, that activity is going to subside as we head into the weekend. temperatures tonight drop do you think to the upper 50s and low 60s. pretty close to normal for this time of year. maybe a degree or two above average. tomorrow's highs near the bay almost exactly average, within a few degrees on either side of normal for inland parts of the bay area. but i think even the inland spots aren't going to be that warm. a mix of 70s and low 80s down the south end of the bay and down the peninsula with mostly low 80s in the santa clara valley. a couple of degrees above average for san jose, but a couple of degrees above average? we can handle that. even the warm spots around morgan hill the low 80s. low to mid 80s in the tri-valley. farther inland in the east bay,
even the hottest spots are going to hit the upper 80s. staying below 90 degrees, bonus territory in august. mix of 60s and low 70s for oakland. some of the warmer spots reaching or maybe exceeding 80 degrees. but the numbers are good 5 degrees below normal until you go farther north, where inland mendocino county and lake county, well, at least you're note going to be 100 degrees. but you're still going to be into the 90s. with the cooler temperatures inland, we're going see a lower fire danger tomorrow. fire danger index starts off near zero with the big push of marine layer air into the inland valleys. but even as temperatures warm up, the highest numbers on our zero to ten scale, around a three or a four. the it should remain the case as the slightly below inland temperatures continue which should be tuesday and wednesday of next week. san jose's temperatures drop maybe 5 degrees from tomorrow to monday. and then we bounce back by the middle of next week.
similar trend for inland parts of the east bay and the north bay. the warmest days will be wednesday and thursday. but even then, the hottest temperatures only climb up into the low 90s. and once this push of monsoonal moisture gets out of here, i don't think we're going to see another one until beyond the scope of the seven-day forecast. but we're always keeping an eye out for that this time of year. >> anbeth? at6:00, demonstrators destroy construction equipment at people's park today. we hear from berkeley's mayor on the escalating situation. plus -- >> a fire destroys a beloved south bay restaurant, but not enough to close the book on holder's country inn. i'm max darrow in san jose. how the owner plans to rise from the ashes. and a current monkeypox patient weighs in on the national public health emergency and why it's taken so long to get help. the news at 6:00 is coming up in about five minutes. sara, ryan? >> thanks, liz. still ahead here at 5:00, a
legend also fill the stern grove festival with the sounds of blues and psychedelic rock. betty yu shows us what's in store. ♪ >> reporter: at 80 years old, taj mahal has been making music husband way for six decades. the harlem born musician calls berkeley home. and on sunday, the grammy award winning blues and roots artist will take the stern grove stage. >> he is most known for blues, but he sort of expands out into different genres and types, styles of music. i think that's kind of what he is known for and what he's put his stamp on. ♪ she know how to ride ♪ >> reporter: taj mahal's music has been called traditional and avant-garde. he incorporates elements of music from the caribbean, africa, europe, and the hawaiian islands. stern grove executive director bob fiedler. >> for us in our 85th season, we're finishing with two, again,
sort of epic older gentlemen who have been doing it for a really long time. ♪ >> reporter: the ban mono phonics was born in san francisco. their sound blends heavy soul and psych rock. >> i saw them a couple of years ago up in petaluma and that really put them on my radar, and we're excited to have them. they bring an upbeat, energetic blues-funk sort of thing. >> demand for ticket reservations is high for the final two sundays of the season. however, a small number of tickets will be released on a daily basis. in san francisco, betty yu, kpix 5. >> that's it for the news at 5:00. kpix 5 at 6:00 begins now with ryan yamamoto and liz cook. >> right now on kpix 5 and streaming on "cbs news bay area," monkeypox is now national
health emergency. but for people suffering from it here, it's a little too little too late. a landmark south bay restaurant burned down. how the owner is trying to care for employees as he tries to rebuild. and arguments continue in berkeley over how police should be allowed to respond to protests at people's park. good evening. i'm ryan yamamoto. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. we begin with those new developments in the ongoing protests at people's park. the demonstrations are over planned construction of new student housing. as you can see from chopper 5, the protesters have vandalized and in some cases completely destroyed the equipment crews left behind after yesterday's clashes at the park. and now there is a debate over how law enforcement should handle the situation the next time tensions flare at people's park. >> the berkeley city council was going to have an emergency meeting tonight to potentially authorize the use of tear gas and pepper spray, despite it being banned in berkeley since 2020. that was until the mayor of berkeley sent out this tweet,
canceling the meeting, saying, quote, policy stands, and shame on the sheriff for threatening to not provide emergency support to berkeley. here is what the sheriff had to say about that decision. >> i explained to them if you're calling us to assist with crowd control, realize that my teams are trained with the deployment of tear gas, and we bring that with us. and i know that there is an issue with tear gas in the city of berkeley. >> the sheriff's office actually did respond to people's park yesterday. they had 16 people on scene, supporting the uc police. they didn't use any tear gas, but according to the mayor, they brought up that issue for consideration. >> upon further reflection, i still believe that using tear gas in law enforcement situation is wrong, you know. these are weapons of war. >> he says he has since spoken to the sheriff and has been reassured that the department ll