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right now at 7:00. we kind of had to, you know, close down this past week. because we don't have the staff to fill in the gaps. for us. >> it's deja vu all over again for bay area restaurants. the double trouble they are now facing heading into the busy summer months. >> it just suck that is somebody would come and try to steal our live. >> a contra costa county church reeling after thieves ransacked the sanctuary. and this isn't the first time they've been targeted. a police motorcycle officer in the right place at the wrong time, the terrifying collision caught on camera. my dream won't die that easily. >> and a vallejo market sifting through ashes after an arson all caught on camera.
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right now at 7:00, streaming on cbs news bay area, california's covid positivecy it rate stands at 5% more than double where it was a month ago. but still below the well -- the all-take we saw past january. thank you for joining us i'm ryan yamamoto. elizabeth cook on assignment. mask options in most businesses. we hit the streets and found more people are taking the option once again. i put it on just out of politeness and courtesy to others. but if i'm in place where i don't know a lot of people it's no big deal to put it on. >> you got to be safe. i take care of my parents. i can't afford to be sick. >> a number of people who have the covid is rising a lot. and we all need to -- wear the mask. >> the latest surge is a major blow for bay area restaurants. andria borba shows us the impact on the already fragile
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workforce. >> reporter: set getting a seat at a table in the bay area or anywhere else may be difficult. one two punch of low staffing and now covid 19 outbreaks. inside the kitchen at handful project on geroux in the mission the executive chef is trying to channel nervous energy for the official grand opening he hopes tomorrow. but that depends on the results of som pcr projects as his restaurant and many other restaurants have been hit hard by the wave of covid-19 sweeping the city. >> making my head spin because i'm so anxious to get started. >> the restaurant had to close the soft opening over the weekend because of what the cocorn calls the perfect storm of staff sick with covid-19 and not enough staff to work in the first place. >> we are not at 100% fully staffed, still hiring if anybody is looking for work come see us
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especially sushi chefs. but it's challenging not fully staffed that's why we had to close down this past weekend. we don't have the staff to fill in the gaps. >> seats at hand roll project are empty for now. pu but many other restaurants find themselves in the same boat and closing doors temporarily. >> we don't have a chef and sue chef and cook you can't make the meal. or you don't have anybody to serve customers. we're not out of this yet. >> for electronic and lee opening hand roll project isn't the only headache. >> our other restaurant, hina we actually have to shut down this week. because we -- we've got some sick staff members there. and that's a small operation as well. >> reporter: in the meantime they're crossing their fingers and hoping for negative results and rapid and pcr tests to open tomorrow. >> right at the finish line, people get sick. and we have to kind of postpone
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a little bit. and hopefully everybody is ready and strong for tomorrow. >> reporter: the golden gate restaurant association hopes congress will push through a restaurant relief bill to help give extra funding to restaurants. in the meantime, restaurants ask that you please bring patience with the staff. because they are likely working double shifts and overtime to cover for the workers who are out sick. in san sco, andria borba kpix 5. >> a dramatic crash in redwood city where a motorcycle officer was baseline sided at the intersection of fifth and bay street. a security camera at a nearby gas station captured the collision. a warning it's hard to watch. the officer enters the intersection. a blue sedan slams into the officer. sends her flying. she was rushed to a hospital waiting for details on her injuries. happened at a four-way intersection where all drivers are required to stop. the injured officer is actually with south san francisco police
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in redwood city conducting special traffic enforcement. a stretching trevrpg experience for a san francisco school bus driver who had dodge a bullet. look at the hole on the left. the driver's side windshield police say the bus was parked and empty except for the driver. when that gunfire erupted on fitzgerald avenue and bay view yesterdayed. this happened as the driver was not hurt. so far no word on any arrests. a pastor in pittsburg says they have no kois but to get 24 hour security after one sbroek flew in their church and ransacked the place between late thursday and sunday morning at st. james cathedral of faith. church leaders say someone disconnected the alarm system and nachd the cameras. they yanked tvs off walls and stole at least $20,000 worth of church equipment. >> it's just a bad hurt to know that people would come in and break in a church and take so much. >> and we want to be a beacon to
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the community. and as positive as we are in the community it just sucks that somebody would come and try to steal our light. >> the church had another break-in a few months ago and before that a fire forcing them to hold office sns parking lot. veilio police made an arson arrest after a doughnut market went up in flames this morning. fire crews responded to the anchor pantry around 3:30 this morning to find the store front engulfed in flames. the owner could only watch after her security system sent a notification to her phone. >> it was someone that was an experienced arsonist. they had a bottle of gas. they had a blanket that they used as a wick. they knew exactly what they were doing. my dream won't die that easily. i'll definitely come back and billed it better than before. >> police later arrested 32 xavier williams on suspicion of arson. the motive unclear. meanwhile, the neighborhood is raising money for those repairs. a firefighter was among
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three people hurt in an apartment fire in san jose. the it broke out around 10:00 this morning on fitchville avenue not far have valley medical centers. two residents also hurt one taken to the hospital with burn injuries. the cause of the fire is under investigation but firefighters tell us it may have started in a unit under construction. still to come, a bay area city wants to become a sanctuary for people seeking abortions. >> under no circumstances shut anyone make a decision what i do or anybody with a uter us does with their body. >> details on the proposed resolution being debated right now. and the truth is out there. but where? the unusual hearing of washington, d.c. seeking answers about ufos and the bay area expert who says it's about time. and apple is not the type of company to take stems backwards why the company delays employees returning to work. temperatures topped out all over the place across the bay area today. into the 80s inland, mid-70s for
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every guest. effortless from the start. celebrity cruises. fanduel and draftkings, two out of state corporations making big promises to californians. what's the real math behind their ballot measure for online sports betting? 90% of profits go to the out of state corporations permanently. only eight and a half cents is left for the homeless. and in virginia, arizona, and other states, fanduel and draftkings use loopholes to pay far less than was promised. sound familiar? it should. it's another bad scheme for california.
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live look at oakland where the city council could vote to declare oakland a right to choose sanctuary city. supporters of the idea rallied at city hall earlier today in response for the leaked draft decision sbaking the supreme court is poised to overturn roe v. wade. oakland council members now calling on alameda county and the state to follow their example. >> we are calling on our county, alameda county to join and our state the state of california to join in funding re iprtucodvetit only legal but actually available. >> it was on this day in 1990 when the world health
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organization stopped classifying homosexuality at a mental disorder. may 17th is celebrated each year to raise awareness on the rights and violations against lesbian, guy, bisexual transgender and intersex people. president biden issued a statement a statement saying we have the responsibility to speak out against hate when we see it. and earlier today, the president traveled to buffalo to condemn white supremacy in the wake of the supermarket shooting killing ten people over the weekend. ehn the first lady met with members of the shooting victims in what the president described as of an act of direct terrorism. >> white supremacy a poison. it's a poison. been allowed to fester and grow in front of our eyes. we need to to say as cheerily and forcefully as we can that the ideology of white supremacy has no place in america. the fda gave emergency authorization to covid booster
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shots for kids five to 11 years old. pfizer said the third dose raised omicron fighting antibodies business six times. kids can get the third shot five months after the first two primary vaccines. the cdc independent advisory committee meets thursday to vote on the booster. and the white house says the nation's baby formula supply could be back to normal as early as mid-july. and one of the largest manufacturing plants in the u.s. comes back online with new safety standards. in the meantime, the administration is working with other manufacturers to boost their own production. we have been running our plants 24/7. we have increased production by more than 30%. and we are now feeding more than 200,000 more babies a month than we were before. congress is working on legislation to make baby formula more affordable. votes on those bills could come this week. and coming up up on the
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streaming service, cbs news bay area we have tips for parents struggling to get their hands on baby formula right now. you can watch our stream wherever, whenever, find us on pollute on it tv, channel 21 and any platform using the free cbs news app. live look at capitol hill where congress is wrapped up its first public hearing and in more than 50 years on ufos. one lawmaker says we shall be taking these sightings seriously. >> unidentified aerial phenomena are a potential national security threat. and they need to to be treated that way. for too long the stigma associated with uaps hat gone gotten in the way of intelligence analysis. >> he kent wnl the one. kpix wills walker has reaction from the bay area. >> is this one of the phenomena we can't explain. >> i do not have an explanation for what this -- this specific object is. >> very significant. it's been 50 years since we had our last ufa hearing.
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and it's about time. >> for the state director of the mutual ufo network today, was a very big day. and by this afternoon, reuben riate watched the hearing twice. he says if nothing else the government is again on record as saying there are plenty of incidents that they simply cannot explain. >> we want to know what's out there as much as you want to know what's out there. >> you're watching the military there before congress acknowledging something. does it feel a bit like we told you so. >> we told you so, yes. yes it's a historical moment. and hopefully people will accept this as hey we are dealing with something that -- something that's very real. >> i deal with it actually every day, wilson, because every day i get emails or phone calls from people. >> now a senior astron me at seti has made a career of looking for extraterrestrial intelligence. >> i don't think we're being visited, no.
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i've never thought that. there are a lot of reasons i don't think. >> he thinks the hearing looks like the last tight time the government was knitted they were looking for something. >> they were doing that because they thought finally where a we're in touch with the extraterrestrials. they were thinking maybe we are in touch with a new soviet craft. i think that's the fntal interest of the navy theseme un. i mean they want to know what these things are, because, you know, it could be something that's significant. >> i doubt it personally you but could be. >> so no bombshell evidence or any real answers today but for long-term believers it was a small victory. just to see congress asking questions. >> the stigma is going to change, i believe. people will take this more serious. >> in fremont wilson walker, kpix five. >> let's check with paul heggen no flying saucers no rain, no clouds nothing in the sky. >> a little strip of fog on the
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horizon. >> okay. >> there's about it but that is an explain phenomenon, well explained phenomenon around the bay area. same area of high pressure warming our atmosphere over the next couple days will squash the marine layer, a shallow layer of fog on the coast tonight. the warm-up continues. even warmer temperatures on the way tomorrow. the warm spell will continue through the weekend into early next woke. although temperatures drop slightly because the storm system dropping from the north. we saul call it an inside slider because of the bath it slides from the north inside of the coastline now while that's turning our winds north bring slightly cooler temperatures towards us for thursday and friday it's a slight drop in temperatures. but it's also going to produce the normal winds. that is an offshore direction means higher fire threat. this slides a little too far inside the covert line to bring that most significant fire threat to the bay area. the most significant threat looks like it shapes you through the central valley potentially in solano county. future cast indicating low humidity levels.
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five% is bone try with offshore wonder from late thursday into thtds night. looks like the greatest threat is staying stag in the central valley potential solano county especially higher elevations that's why it's under a fire weather watch through 8:00 p.m. friday. no other advisories across the bay area but the fire threat we will watch with dry weather continuing for a while. san jose from black mountain temperature stands at 67. nice evening. temperatures warmer into inland parts of the east anorth bay. 73 livermore. 75 santa rosa. just below 80 degrees in concord. but low 60s in oeblings and upper 50s in san francisco with the on shore breeze style still with us not as strong as yesterday with the exception of spo which is always windsy. but the wind took longer to kim in. temperatures into the low 60s in san francisco close to 70 for oakland and the on shore breeze while it's with us tomorrow it's going to be slow to kick in once again. temperatures starting off in the upper 40s and low 50s.
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not a lot of variation on the map to start the day. but we are seeing a wider spread in temperatures heading towards lunchtime. temperatures at that point around 60 on the coast well into the 60s on san francisco. 70s for oakland and east bay. 70 more san jose and 80s part farther inland high temperatures on along the coast san francisco elbowed occurring 2:00 in the afternoon. above average. for in time of year. but then our temperatures back off slightly and those locations as the on shore breeze does its thing. inland spots warm up. we are talking about temperatures in the mid to upper 80s to around 90 for the north bay mid-sates more san jose and saebt collar valley. upper 80s and low to mid-90s inland and the east bay. no record setting temperatures but definitely above average with warmer weather more pollen. we are locked into the medium high category with oak, mull berry and gas palin the workweek and into the weekend. temperatures just wobble around a little bit. once the temperatures warm up tomorrow. subtle changes day to day a couple degrees cooler wednesday to thtds. then we warm up in time for the
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week. the general theme, we're staying dry for a while and our temperatures are going to be above average for the foreseeable future. the warmest spots inland and the east bay and north bay. mid to upper 80s to around 90 degrees through the first couple days next week and along on the coast temperatures should reach briefly into the low 60s early each afternoon been before the on shore breeze reasserts itself. i'll vermont update on the fire threat coming up at 11:00. >> thanks, paul >> more more trouble for net flex the message the streaming down to top
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irchlt well tonight as apple delays the plan to bring employees back to the office three days a week. supposed to start next week. right now workers are in the office two days a week. the tech giant blames covid for delaying the ramp-up that began in april. apple is also reinstating its mask mandate for employees at about one hundred retail stores, that started today. tonight netflix tells employees they are losing jobs and telling others they are free to go. the lass got ohs based streaming service announced laying off 150 people, 2% of the workforce. after the company posted the first subscribe loss in a decked. meanwhile netflix making it very clear to workers remaining that they may have to work on won't they don't personally agree
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with. and a new memo that reads not everyone will like or agree with everything on our service. if you find it hard to support our content breadth netflix may not be the best place for you. well coming up, thousands of books donated to bay area schools today. details on the special message
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out-of-state corporations wrote an online sports betting plan they call "solutions for the homeless". really? the corporations take 90 percent of the profits. and using loopholes they wrote, they'd take even more. the corporations' own promotional costs, like free bets, taken the the corporations' own prhomeless funds., and they'd get a refund on their $100 million license fee, taken from homeless funds, too. these guys didn't write a plan for the homeless. they wrote it for themselves.
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for state controller, only yiu will save taxpayers money. wait, who, me? me? no, not you. yvonne yiu. yvonne yiu. not me. good choice. for 25 years, yiu worked as an executive at top financial firms. managed hundreds of audits. as mayor, she saved taxpayers over $55 million. finding waste. saving money. because... yiu is for you. yiu is for you. exactly. yvonne yiu. democrat for controller.
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thousands of lgbtq affirming books were delivered to nine bay area school districts today. this is video of the organization, gender nation, packing up books. they will go for the school libraries, california superintendent of public instruction tony thurman at today's ceremony. the gender nation has donated nearly 13,000 books to 800 elementary school libraries across the state. well thanks for watching us.
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the news continues streaming on cbs news bay area. liz and i will see you back here at 11:00. i joined the district attorney's office to pursue justice for everyone. but like so many of my colleagues, i resigned in protest
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