tv CBS News Bay Area Evening Edition 5pm CBS November 4, 2022 5:00pm-5:31pm PDT
>> i found my work laptop was remotely wiped and ppsee ople lose yor tekp 5's da lin she is hopeful there is a silver lining in the requirement for the remaining workers to return the office. >> reporter: pre-covid, market street would be buzzing with tech and office workers getting off work at this hour, but this is how it looks now, not very busy. some wonder if the twitter shakeup could change all of this. >> three years ago we could not stand here. it would be an army of people everywhere. >> reporter: he says his business is down to about 15% of what it was pre-pandemic. they used to see about 6000 customers each weekday. >> we had to shut down our whole meat department. you could not keep it alive. >> reporter: he owns the market, which is on the first floor of the twitter building. it is a marketplace filled with groceries, hot food, and even
a bar. >> it is sad, but you have to keep your chin up, right? you have to keep fighting. >> reporter: he feels bad for the twitter workers lost their jobs. he helps the requirement for the remaining workforce to return to office will keep his business alive. >> we welcome them back, because we missed them for the past 2 1/2 years. personally i think the more people on the street and talking is better for the community and rebuilds the fabric of our neighborhoods. >> reporter: mayor london breed agrees. she says getting workers back to the office will help revitalize the area. >> twitter does have an in-house area, food system, that exists. i want to understand whether or not that will continue and whether or not restaurants in the area will be impacted. >> reporter: she is reaching out to see if she can meet with elon musk. some experts say musk may move parts of twitter out of san francisco, due to the high cost of doing business here. >> the unemployment in san francisco is not even at 3%.
there are so many opportunities to work in san francisco at various capacities. >> of twitter decides to leave, this landlord will bring new people in here and we will build new relations with them, but i am hope twitter does stay here because there is a lot of intellectual property and san francisco. a lot of knowledge. >> reporter: despite the last two years, he is staying positive. >> i believe san francisco will always come back. >> reporter: in san francisco, i am da lin, kpix 5. >> it is unclear how many workers lost their jobs as musk let's looks to cut costs. >> workers have already filed a class-action lawsuit alleging the mass layoffs violate adequate notice. >> some breaking news on this front. elon musk tweeted, basically saying he had no choice. he said, regarding twitter's reduction in force, unfortunately there is no choice when the company is losing over $4 million per day. everyone was offered three months of severance, he says,
which was 50% more than legally required. but as you mentioned, state and federal law does require large companies like twitter warn employees 60 days before mass layoffs. that did not happen, so now five former twitter employees filed this lawsuit and in a setup that feels like severance, some employees were actually told they will remain employed through february, but in a, quote, nonworking capacity, and their access to twitter systems would be deactivated. >> these employees are saying they did not get enough notice about the layoffs. they were informed through the grapevine, really. this is a very trump kind of move for elon musk. he is coming in, clearing house. bringing in his own people and he really feels like he wants to take control in his own way. >> reporter: she says there are unionized workers also speaking out against the way that musk has dealt with this situation, so more lawsuits could be in the works.
>> thank you for that. a live look outside right now, switching gears, on this chilly start to the weekend. soon the rain could return. >> first alert meteorologist paul heggen tracking the next round of weather. >> it is cool and even chilly in some spots, but any friday evening plans, go ahead. the rain is way to the north. the pacific northwest is getting soaked with another atmospheric river. but some of that moisture will sneak down toward us, beginning already tomorrow. let's track our hour-by-hour rain chances. north of the golden gate. rain chances ramp up already around lunchtime, peaking in early afternoon, but diminishing by late afternoon and evening. rain chances are later to arrive around the golden gate. san francisco and oakland, those rain chances peak by late afternoon and the farther east and south you go, the chances are lower overall and also peaking in the evening time frame on saturday, but there is more rain to come. a good
chance of rain, but it won't necessarily add up to measurable rain for everybody across the bay area. likely less than 1/10 of an inch. heading out waterfront park on saturday, be prepared for showers, especially later in the day. temperatures reach the low 60s and then cooler weather will accompany the rain chances into early next week. i will check all of that coming up in the full forecast. a high school junior from san francisco is in the hospital this evening, recovering from a stab wound. the victim's aunt tells kpix 5 some classmates attacked her knees near o'farrell, just before noon. she is expected to make a full recovery and police say they did detain one possible suspect. they are still working on a motive. stack a hearing today on the attack on paul pelosi in his san francisco home. david depape is held without bail on six counts, including attempted murder. the two sides return to court on november 28 for a status hearing and again on december 14 for a
preliminary hearing to determine whether the case will proceed to trial. during the past few hours, house speaker nancy pelosi released this video message. >> thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind words, your prayers, and your good wishes for paul. it will be a long haul, but he will be well and it is just so tragic how it happened, but nonetheless, we have to be optimistic. he is surrounded by family, so that is a wonderful thing. >> david depape, meanwhile, has pleaded not guilty to all charges in the case. the vallejo police chief abruptly stepped down. shawny williams took over a scandal plagued department and leaves the same way. william says he believes the department has made progress during his time there. deputy chief jason ta will serve as interim chief. oakland's chinatown community is celebrating the opening of the renovated and renamed wilma chan park. it
comes a year and a day since the late alameda county supervisor was hit and killed by a car while crossing the street in alameda. formerly known as madison park, it upgraded much more than just its name. $100,000 went towards beautification and new amenities as well as a multilingual plaque honoring chan's community advocacy. >> she absolutely open the doors for others. not only are representative for the aapi community, but other communities. she stood across all bridges for all of our neighborhoods, for our residents, and really around language access. something we really value. >> the county said wilma chan will be remembered for preserving chinatown's culture and preventing displacement. right now, democrats and republicans locked in a fierce
election battle are gearing up for the final weekend before tuesday's midterm elections. reporter skyler henry is on capitol hill with a look at the last minute messages to voters. >> reporter: as tuesday's midterms approach, georgia republican senatendidate heer ter nator raphael warnock on the issue of crime. >> you don't support our police, but i do. criminals think they are more powerful than our police and i say not on my watch. >> herschel walker is wrong for george and i think people all across the state, democrats, republicans, and independents can see it. >> reporter: in pennsylvania, mehmet oz has been arguing that illegal drugs and violent crime are plaguing the state. he is up against democrat john fetterman. >> we have families worried about crime, so much so they won't send their kids outside. >> reporter: in recent days, fetterman has been focusing on high inflation, pointing some blame in corporate america. >> i think it is even much more
critical to push back against kind of the corporate greed and the price gouging. >> reporter: oprah winfrey took some by surprise when she announced she backs fetterman for senate, even though she paved the way for oz's rise to daytime tv celebrity. republicans would still need to win two pivotal races in georgia, nevada, or arizona, to take control of the senate. so far more than 35 million americans have voted early, by mail or in person, according to the united states elections project. >> democrats are feeling encouraged by that, because the larger the turnout, the better it is for democrats. >> reporter: friday, president biden spoke of the southern california communications company that stands to benefit from the push to get more chips made in america. the president was joined by representative mark levin, seeking reelection in a tight house race. skyler henry, cbs news, capitol hill. last night, former president trump once again
signaled his intent to jump into the race. the official declaration could come on november 14, shortly after the midterms. campaign spending for next week's elections has set a new record for the cycle. it is expected to top $16.7 billion across federal and state races, including ballot measures. that is according to open secrets, a nonpartisan group that tracks the money. experts say a big factor is the number of key open congressional seats up for grabs. >> the cycle we saw a huge leap in spending during the primaries. >> issues have also attracted big dollars this midterm season, especially after the supreme court decision to overturn roe versus wade. we've got you covered on election night. national races and results on kpix 5, local races on kbcw, and streaming on cbs news bay area. our coverage begins tuesday at 5:00. still ahead on kpix 5,
hospitalizations due to the flu are at a 10 year high. the troubling new data from the cdc and how you can protect yourself and your children. driverless cars are hitting the bay area streets, but is it safe to roll out such unproven technology? people all over the bay area are hoping to win the largest lottery prize in history. what they say this is what voting yes on prop 31 means. yes on 31 ends the sale of candy flavored tobacco products. yes, stops big tobacco from targeting our kids. yes, protects kids from nicotine addiction. vote yes on 31.
vo: climate change is fueling a wildfire crisis. destroying our forests. threatening our communities. polluting our air. prop 30 taxes the wealthiest 0.2% to reduce the tailpipe emissions that drive climate change. and prevent wildfires and toxic smoke. so we have clean air to breathe. some say we shouldn't act. tell that to our kids. this is about their future. kevin: calfire firefighters, the american lung association, and the coalition for clean air support prop 30. yes on 30.
driverless cars are hitting the streets of san francisco at night, but kpix 5's shawn chitnis asks the question, should companies be moving forward with this technology so quickly? >> reporter: they are hard to miss even at night. the fleet of electric vehicles make up for the quiet sound with a loud look all around. the ride may start like any other service you can call upon a nap. but once inside, you quickly see how this will be unlike any other. >> be sure to keep your hands and arms in the car. >> reporter: that is part of the appeal for nicholas, a san francisco resident who works in tech and does not have a car. >> you want a different experience and want to try something new before anyone else. >> reporter: so he uses uber and lyft and public transportation to get around. now he feels like he has one
more option. >> i was excited. i couldn't believe this was coming. it waited for the green light, came over here and parked in front of me. there was no one driving. >> reporter: he has used cruise several times at night, but he and other customers are limited to the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. in san francisco and a specific region of the city. >> we picked the hardest city first for a reason, because if we can do this here, we can do this anywhere. >> reporter: they say it is part of the strategy to make sure the fleet is safe. the company says they have covered more than 4 million miles since starting operations, including 400,000 miles with public riders. >> i have been driving here since 1983. >> reporter: but some who share the road worry it is not nearly enough to make sure the technology is safe. >> i think they have to give pause and they have to start saying, are we moving too fast? >> reporter: mark gruber is with the san francisco taxi
workers alliance. he has watched his industry evolve and take on one new challenge after another. as he sees multiple companies moving forward with driverless cars, he thinks regulators should require more testing for this technology. >> you are able to teach the vehicle something that is new and different, which is r different than a human driver. >> reporter: the san francisco fire department reported one incident this year where a cruise car got in the way while one of its trucks responded to a call. other agencies pointed 2911 calls complaining about cruise vehicles driving erratically or blocking lanes. >> they are not driving distracted, they are never drowsy, they are not drunk. >> reporter: the company says the technology is programmed to have the car pull over to avoid creating issues for other drivers. >> at the wheel, moving. you are looking outside to make sure you can proceed. >> reporter: nicholas remembers his hesitation at first. he plans to keep using cruise when possible at night.
>> hopefully nothing is going to happen and nothing has happened to me, so it is safe. >> reporter: safe to some and under stto others. trying to win over more writers, one trip at a time. shawn chitnis, kpix 5. powerball fever is heating up across the bay area ahead of tomorrow's record drawing. >> the $1.6 million jackpot is now the largest lottery prize ever offered. >> it blows past the previous record of $1.5 billion set six years ago. the jackpot has been growing for three months. we found lots of people at this daly city 7-eleven buying tickets and hoping to win big. >> it has been busy this morning. a lot of people buying for the lotto. take their chances. >> reporter: have you bought your ticket? >> yeah, i bought two. >> reporter: what will you do with the money? >> go on vacation. australia.
visit my family. >> australia, that sounds good. dreams of striking it rich, also evident in the south bay. this fremont woman knows exactly what she would buy with the winnings. >> there is a seven bedroom home in fremont for sale and i could buy that, plus a sports car for my son, and still have $400 million left over. >> she is ready to spend. if someone hits all the numbers tomorrow they can take the entire prize over 29 years or the lump sum of more than $782 million before taxes. >> you have to love it. you know what i will do? i will buy a house in the bay area, that is what i will do and then i will have a little bit left over. >> maybe i can retire, but i will definitely buy the house. >> yeah, it has gotten so crazy. >> it is worth two bucks to find out. a couple weeks ago we could not by a drop of rain. >> we will get plenty more over
the next several days. last year we got off to a great start to the rainy season and then it fizzled out. fingers crossed. that it is not that way this time around. it is friday and i have run out of words. let's take a look at what to expect as we head into the weekend. mostly cloudy tonight. it will not be as chilly because of the blanket of clouds holding some warmth near ground level. light rain continuing to drop north to south saturday evening. this will be light rainfall but then followed up after a dry break on sunday, more rain into monday and more on top of that monday night into tuesday. not a repeat of last year's atmospheric river. if this qualifies it will be on the low end of the scale, which is beneficial. we will see thickening cloud cover overhead tonight. showers dropping into the north bay around lunchtime tomorrow and then progressing from north to south, dropping to the golden gate by mid-to-late afternoon. different models have different versions in terms of when that rain will arrive in various places and you can see this is
not a widespread heavy rain event. parts of the bay area will miss out on this rain and the ones that do get rain, likely less than 1/10 of an inch of rainfall. deflect any outdoor plans to tomorrow afternoon and evening. dry most of the day. and moving again, north toh rothe , mostl sleeping and then back to and off and on shower pattern monday. additional rainfall and maybe rumbles of thunder to start the work week on monday. the dry break is good news for the half marathon sunday morning. 13.1 miles. ryan, 13.1 miles, you can do the whole thing, right? >> the whole thing. >> okay. the temperature at the start of the race will be in the 50s and not warming up a whole lot. the middle of next week, most of us looking at one
inch or maybe a little more of total rainfall, with the higher elevations picking up 1.5 inches of rain. the high spots closer to 3 inches of rain next week. this is much needed and it is in store the next several days. temperatures are in the low to mid 60s. 57 degrees in san francisco with the fog to go with it. temperatures tonight dropping down to the upper 40s and low 50s. temperatures tomorrow before the rain arrives, 3 to 5 degrees below average. temperatures in the low to mid 60s across the board saturday afternoon. we settle into the 50s for most of the bay area by monday, tuesday, even into wednesday, thursday, and friday. the most widespread and heaviest rain will fall sunday night, monday, monday night, and tuesday. showers take a break before another chance of showers heads our way for the end of next week. still ahead for the first time in more than a decade, alam
today the cdc announced hospitalization rates for the flu are the highest they have been in a decade. it comes amid a surge in the virus known as rsv. reporter dina demetrius has the details. >> reporter: cook children's hospital in fort worth, texas is slammed with so many cases of rsv it activated an
internal disaster code. >> the sheer volume of kids we are seeing is unprecedented. >> reporter: the respiratory virus also triggered a health emergency declaration in orange county, california. >> it is the younger children that are typically more impacted. >> reporter: rsv usually causes minimal symptoms, such as a cough or scratchy throat, but it can be severe in older adults and infants. >> there are ways can get plugged with mucus created by the infection and then they need assistance to breathe. >> reporter: the increase in rsv comes as covid continues to circulate and flu hospitalizations are at their highest in 10 years. >> because of covid restrictions, these children were separate. the virus could not find us. now that they are together again, the virus can spread readily. >> reporter: and infectious diseases expert at vanderbilt university medical center says parents should be alert, particularly with very young children. >> if they stop feeding, stop taking fluids, look lethargic
and sick and certainly if they have any difficulty breathing, contact your healthcare provider. >> reporter: he and other experts a vaccination against the flu and covid is the number one way to protect children. dina demetrius, cbs news, los angeles. >> the cdc says while respiratory cases are earlier this year, at this point they are not more severe. as if making the daily commute from the foothills to the bay area wasn't hard enough, a recent changes making it even harder for super commuters to get to work on time. >> i am traveling 110 miles one way to work. now my schedule is completely thrown off. >> concerns about crime will be on the mind of many voters when they had to the polls on tuesday. how the candidates for alameda county d.a. plan to address those concerns. and businesses are this is what voting yes on prop 31 means. yes on 31 ends the sale of candy flavored tobacco products.
yes, stops big tobacco from targeting our kids. yes, protects kids from nicotine addiction. vote yes on 31. ♪♪ entresto is the #1 heart failure brand prescribed by cardiologists. it was proven superior at helping people stay alive and out of the hospital. don't take entresto if pregnant; it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren, or if you've had angioedema with an ace or arb.