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measuring the effects of drought foot by foot and pond by pond. the research team heading to the creeks attached to the russian river, trying to figure out what the fish are facing as the drought wears on. after more than 40 years of delivering smiles in service , a beloved east bay postal worker completes his final route. >> excited and a little sad. this is cbs news bay area with juliette goodrich.. thanks for joining us. it is the news that has the tech world buzzing. new twitter boss, elon musk , is expected to cut the staff in half as he tries to squeeze some cash out of his $44 billion purchase. mary lee is in san francisco with more on these looming layoffs. >> reporter: we went to twitter headquarters today, which was pretty quiet since many employees are still working from home. the big topic today
was twitter . unexpected layoffs. >> i'd say i come here once a week. it's strange to think that elon musk is in the stories about us right now. >> reporter: the market is one of kendall blake's favorite what stops. it's also just at the way from quitter headquarters. today's topic of conversation, the massive twitter layoffs expected to hit employees on friday. >> it's not cheap to live here in san francisco. how is is going to affect that many people who live here? will they need to move? will they need to locate? finding a job is not easy. it is scary in that way to imagine it for the stress of the people at twitter must be feeling right now. >> reporter: elon musk reportedly plans to eliminate about 3700 jobs at twitter, which is about half of the social media company's work force, according to bloomberg news. one analyst , dan ives, told cbs moneywatch, musk overpaid for twitter by about $20 billion , which would likely force the billionaire
to make sharp staffing cuts. east bay professor , nolan higdon, teaches history and communications. he says he is not surprised by the effect of layoffs because the tech industry is not immune to the downturn of the economy. >> silicon valley did a slick campaign making you think the industry cared about workers. it would give you a nice coffee, ping-pong table, stock options. but now when push comes to shove, i bet a lot of workers wish they had the power of previous generations to push back against the layoffs or push back against their employer, forcing to go back to the workspace. >> reporter: with these massive layoffs limit, kendall says she is definitely worried for twitter employees at the social media platforms and her friends use everyday. >> we rely -- so many of my friends rely on 24-hour news.
it's frightening to wonder about the future of twitter. >> reporter: twitter employees have been bracing for the playoffs ever since elon musk took over. that's according to bloomberg news. we will have to wait and see what happens tomorrow. reporting live in san francisco, i'm mary lee, kpix 5. twitter is not the only tech company slashing its workforce. lyft is cutting 13%. tech former open door saying it is laying off 18% of its workforce. the financial tech giants strike bases empty to announcing it would lay off 14% of its staff. as we just heard in mary's report, musk may also scrap twitter is the remote work policy. kpix 5's lauren toms joins us now with that part of the story. you kind of a sense of what is happening in the surrounding area near twitter headquarters. >> reporter: exactly. earlier today, i spoke with district soup supervisor matt dorsey. mass layoffs like this can have
the potential to rattle the committees they are housed in. but this is somewhat of a unique situation here. many of the twitter employees have been working from home for the pandemic, which hit the market neighborhood pretty badly. when i spoke to matt dorsey, who is, again, his district is home to twitter headquarters, he told me while he doesn't wish layoffs upon any company , the in person policy could be good for the neighborhood. >> from the standpoint of the city and what it means for the neighborhood i represent, our interest is making sure that people are coming back to work and shopping in our local stores and supporting our small businesses , like here at the market on market street. we want people coming back to work. and we have to do our part as a city, making sure we are keeping our streets safe . that's why public safety has been a big priority for me. we've got to do our part to bring people back, too. fingers crossed that whatever happens
with twitter , more people come back to work , and that will be good for all of us. >> reporter: dorsey almost totally that there is a statewide law that requires companies laying off 50 or more employees to notify the city. the city as of this evening has not received this warning from twitter . he said this policy is a place largely so the city can provide these workers with resources and job training they may need. he suggested many of the employees who may face layoffs look to the city's open jobs opportunities here in san francisco. >> and there are pictured you get a sense the mood around, as you were visually , sometimes you feel it. >> the coffee shop we were sitting in went out of business in the pandemic. matt mentioned that it was one of his favorite coffee shops in the city. but we are getting some information that there was an email sent out to put their employees today.
>> all right. lauren, thank you. we are going to go on to more of the jobs out of there. thanks for that report. you know what? there may be some openings . as a, semper cisco mayor london breed, quote, with talks of layoffs, a reminder that the city and county of san francisco is hiring with over 4500 vacancies. we are ready to help find people up. let's get to some other news we are following up on the bay area. we do have an update on paul pelosi. cbs news has confirmed that the husband of the speaker of the house was released from the hospital today. he is back on this evening after being attacked last friday . paul pelosi spent almost a week at sf general after undergoing surgery . speaker pelosi releasing this statement from twitter this evening. paul remains under doctor's orders and care as he continues to progress on a long recovery process and convalescence . he is now home surrounded by his family , who
requests privacy. meantime, new documents show the suspect in the attack, david depape, may be in the united states illegally. depape is a canadian citizen. the department of homeland security believes he entered the country as a temporary visitor back in 2008 and then didn't leave as required now, we will continue to follow all of the latest developments in the attack on paul pelosi right here on kpix 5 and streaming on cbs news bay area. and online on kpix.com. today marks one year since the tragic death of alameda county supervisor wilma chan . she was hit and killed by a car while crossing the street in alameda last year. this week, the alameda county da announced that criminal charges will not be filed against the driver of that vehicle, saying the decision comes after a very thorough and comprehensive investigation. the diaz office released a statement saying in part, based on the investigation, no charges against the driver of the car could be filed , sustained or
approved beyond a reasonable doubt. governor gavin newsom is withholding about a billion dollars in state budget money to help cities and counties fight homelessness because he says those governments aren't planning on doing enough with the cash. oakland mayor libby schaaf was one of the most vocal leaders pushing for money in the state budget to help them tackle this issue . but newsom says the plan submitted by local governments would only reduce homelessness by 2% by 2024 , which newsom says is unacceptable. >> we stand ready to meet all accountability measures , to accelerate progress and set more ambitious goals. i'm hopeful that this is just deposit. i join many mayors in feeling a bit perplexed about how delaying funding to address homelessness is going to accelerate progress. >> her fellow outgoing leader,
san jose mayor sam accardo, released this statement. the leadership is required to make this happen, but mayors will happily take the lead . in san jose, we have moved for the 700 people off the street in two years. let's put down the megaphones and pick up the shovels. still ahead on kpix 5 and cbs news bay area , we are knee-deep in the bay area creek as we head out with researchers and sonoma county who are looking into the impact the drought has on our fish. >> survival is impacted by so many things , but only the fish that are in with connected areas have a really solid chance of survival. after more than 40 years on the job, an east bay postal worker boxes route for the final time.
of rain . compounding years of drought have taken a big toll across the state, particularly on our watersheds . tonight, we are going to walk those creeks with some researchers that are trying to understand more about how the russian river watershed is responding to all of these dry years. wilson walker shows the story. >> survival is impacted by so many things, but only fish that are in with connected areas have a really solid chance of survival in these dry years. >> reporter: the russian river monitoring team are sloshing their way through the creek in the hills of western sonoma county. >> she knows the stream intimately. vote that means knowing the string like a doctor knows the patient, assessing its health in another dry year. >> in a sense, we are measuring the drought. we are measuring, what does that
really mean for these fish? what makes are they experiencing? >> 9.97. the ones we are focusing on today -- >> reporter: fish don't just need water. they need good oxygen-rich water that is moving. >> water coming in with all of this oxygenation is happening through the gravels and all of that. >> reporter: eventually, the fish will need to keep moving as well. >> they are going to need connection so they can move out to the estuary, into the ocean. >> reporter: if you are a steelhead industrial creek, this is your big interchange on the way to the pacific. the rusher river here , you have to be able to make it here. this project is about understanding how the creek is changing and what kind of odds these fish are facing as they try to make it out and back. >> to even has a chance to survive? there are so many
factors related to survival. it's hard enough for them to survive. >> we see these conditions plummets when they are disconnected from surface low. >> disconnection is the real killer. places where the >> that was once a pool, as you can see. we had down stream . some very large pools that are completely dry as well. >> reporter: year by year, the team is piecing together a picture of a watershed stressed by route. disconnected streams, tougher conditions, but all the fish know how to do is keep trying. summer managing pretty well. >> the fact that we are able to see so many fish, not even in the pool, but standing around the edge of the pool looking in, indicates that there was successful spotting in this stream. >> reporter: hope is that a better understanding of the creek and how it is changing will provide better strategies for how to get these fish better odds of survival.
>> also just to kind of understand better, like, what we are facing, what we are potentially losing, what sort of scale of work is going to be needed if we are going to help these fish to survive under climate change conditions. >> reporter: that means keeping a continual watch on creeks like this one. and sonoma county, wilson walker, kpix 5. >> they can, wilson, for taking us there. san francisco has a reputation for dirty streets. a measure going before city voters really is not going to help matters. >> it is really disappointing. this is not why we pay the prices we do to live here. it's not the right thing for health and safety. >> two years ago, voters approved measure a to create a new city city street cleaning apartment. why it could abruptly be disbanded after tuesday. on this thursday evening, a spectacular sunset as we look
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let's go to first alert weather. paul heggen, is it just me? is it chilly? i come to work with my vest and a scarf. it's ridiculous. >> it was chilly this morning. it was cool today. 5 to 10 degrees below normal. more typical to what it should feel like around thanksgiving. it will be chilly against night. >> i don't mean the weather is ridiculous. we are kind of soft. >> i don't judge. i grew up in
a place i escape, minneapolis, when it gets down to 30 to 40 degrees below. if you call 30 to 40 is chilly, it is all about perspective. the first arrival of cooler deftly feels chilly. another chilly night tonight. our break from the rain chances is going to continue for another day. the storm system the product during tuesday and wednesday pushes further and further to the east. the next, already lining up to our north. that will be dropping down as we head into the weekend. clear skies tonight. no blanket of clouds to hold the warmth . not that we had much anyway. cold tomorrow morning. increasing clouds after the sun goes down tomorrow evening. increasing rain chances from the north as we head into saturday midday. north of the golden gate, any other plans saturday afternoon, being very flexible. for the rest of the bay area, late afternoon into saturday evening, have an indoor out turn it of as we will move quickly to the south. this will not amount to a whole lot.
maybe a 0.10 of an inch on average. a dry break on saturday night into the first half of the day sunday. this is where the forecast model runs out of data. likely to stay mostly dry throughout the daylight hours on sunday before the rain chances rent backup continuing into monday and tuesday. this forecast model has the best handle on where the heaviest range of phonics we get how much we may be looking at , anywhere from a half inch envelope into almost 2 inches in height and in oakland hills, the north bay mountains, in the santa cruz mountains. of these numbers will undoubtedly change. it was like a good soaking rainfall from most to the bay area next week over the course of several days. no flooding concerns. announce amount over the sierra. 2 to 4 feet expected. right now, beautiful's insight as we look at from the mark hopkins hotel. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s across-the-board. not a lot of variation. later tonight, chilly. upper 30s and the north bay valleys. some of the east bay valleys as well.
otherwise, low to mid 40s. today, 5 to 10 degrees below average. tomorrow's temperatures get up to around 60. by noon, into the upper 60s inland with low to mid-60s around the bay . these numbers aren't quite back up to normal, but they are within about 3 of 4 degrees. post halloween dogs in costumes, we have alpha here who looks very determined to tell you that he is a good dog. temperatures in foster city will reach up to the mid-60s. good walking weather tomorrow. get your pup rain -- walking. we will see the temperatures dropping off. temperatures go down as rain chances go up. that will begin saturday. we believe a chance of showers and forecast for sunday late in the day with a better chance sunday night continuing monday and tuesday. those are the days with the most widespread and heaviest rain. it's going to linger with some showers wednesday and thursday. a nice soaking rain to add some more moisture to the fire feels. hopefully will put an end to this particular fire season . with climate
change, fire season never really ends. at least, we will knock it down closer to where it should be. cbs evening news is coming up with norah o'donnell. here is a preview. coming up on the cbs evening news after kpix 5 news at 6:00, federal health officials are warning of a shortage of amoxicillin. that is a crucial drug amid the search of respiratory illness. how long could the shortest last? that's all tonight, and more. up next,
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a bay area postal worker has delivered his last letter and packages after 42 years on the job. there he is. lawrence choi started his career in 1980 as a postal park in san francisco. you then transferred to pinole where he has been delivering the mail for the last 38 years. and now, he plans to retire in says what he is going to miss most are the people in his neighborhood. >> i have seen them all. little kids, they grow up and get married and move out. it just kind of feels -- regret to leave. >> he has a great personality. always happy. always ready to come to work. he leaves smiling. okay, i will see you tomorrow.
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