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2013 levels. we're seeing the perfect storm building up and it's right in front of us. officials say their water allocations are low and the cost of purchasing outside water is sky high. plus they had to drain. anderson reservoir, their biggest for a 10 year. seismic retrofit. they say this like a plane crash is a real emergency. there's always folks out there. that went away to the plane's going to almost crash into the ground, and i think this is right, but it will be painful because people are going to go well. the tap is still working. why can't we wait till later? the reason they say a real risk of running out of water in late 2022 residents are nervous. here we go again with the drought. there is no rain. it's sad and it sucks right now. but because we need it, it remains to be seen what specific rules will be implemented, whether it's limits on lawn watering pool. fulfilling or washing cars at home. that, of course, might send more people to
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pacific hand car wash, which is just fine with them will help us as much as we can and making sure that we can, you know, save water and wash cars at the same time. valley water is now calling on santa clara county to declare a local emergency, which might help get the area on the state's emergency list. valley waters. also launching a big education campaign to hope to get residents on board, julie all part of living in california, and ruben, reporting live for us tonight, and thanks. another city in the north bay is declaring an official water shortage. the city council in sonoma unanimously voted this week to enact the initial phase of the city's water shortage. contingency plan the stage one water shortage declaration asked for voluntary conservation from customers. all sonoma residents, businesses, schools and city facilities are being urged to cut their indoor and outdoor water use by at least 15. we're following breaking news out of the lake tahoe area crews
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working to contain a small fire there is burning near rubicon bay along highway 89. it started before three this afternoon. north tahoe fire says it's about three acres. fire crews are fighting the fire on the ground and from the air, no homes are in any danger, but authorities have issued a voluntary evacuation order and closed part of highway 89. the cause of the fire is still unknown. account fire crew helped rescue a person from a car that plan and nearly 300 ft down mount hamilton road. it happened around 12 30 this afternoon just west of the lick observatory sky. foxx was overhead as the person was loaded into a rescue helicopter and then flown to the hospital. so far, there is no word on what caused the crash or the condition of that person who was rescued well that a big spending on california's homeless problem today the mayors of california's biggest cities officially back to state budget proposal to spend a billion dollars a year to battle homelessness. ktvu kristen captain joins us now live and christian. those mayors say flexible funding is
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what cities need to address this problem? yeah, that's exactly at the mayor saying that they need that flexible funding. and they also say they need the ability to decide on a city by city basis what they really need so they can come up with long term solutions. the mayors of the 13 largest cities in the state say homelessness consistently ranks as the most important issue in wednesday video conference, the mayor saying that the state has a once in a generation surplus. yes. and now is the time to invest $4 billion amounting to $1 billion for each of the next four years for flexible funding, direct the local communities that are grappling with large on housed populations. and needing resources to be able to nimbly respond as our cities have the mayor's say 59% of the state's homeless live in the biggest cities. those cities they say, have been innovating solutions based on what works locally, including tiny home villages and converting hotels into transitional housing. now they
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say, to maintain those programs for long term success. they need a long term commitment that includes a funding source that allows us to also fund. operating reserves at these new buildings that we are purchasing. we cannot wake up five years from now and have dilapidated buildings that have not been maintained. we have to deliver on our promise of dignity, the mayor say. despite years of working to battle homelessness, they've never received the funding they truly need for a long term solution. they're saying they need bold plans with accountability and transparency, sacramento's mayor, saying the ultimate goal is permanent housing. but there are significant steps for many people before. they can succeed in permanent housing, and that is to get them off the streets into either congregate shelter or tiny homes or even safe ground environment or safe parking. lawmakers are already
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working on the state budget and a final decision on this $4 billion.4 year. homeless spending proposals should come in the next few weeks reporting live christian captain ktvu fox two new christian. thank you. meantime, the lake merritt lodge in oakland, which has been providing emergency housing for vulnerable homeless have since since the pandemic is actually full now. today city leaders marked that milestone. people are staying at the lodge. many either have medical conditions or are 65 years or older. which puts them at risk of serious complications from covid 19, the residents get three hot meals a day and are provided navigation services to help find permanent housing. we've done so much, and this is a huge step forward, but we have so much further to go. we need 100 spaces like this to deal with the growing homelessness crisis and the number of people that are living on the streets like this is a different country, elevator. oakland's
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covid housing program is partially funded through fema. libby schaaf says she is hoping for more flexible local funding. so buildings like this one can be purchased and operated permanently to help ease the homeless crisis. we are now less than a week away from california's full economic reopening in preparation for june 15th. the state announced changes this afternoon to it's masking guidelines are political reporter greg lee joins us now with what you need to know about those face coverings, greg. julie. good evening. we have been expecting the state to update its guidance for some time today announcing california will align with the cdc meaning if you are vaccinated, you can go most places without one of these. california health officials say we're well on track to fully reopen the economy on june 15th on that day, the state will also align masking guidelines with the cdc. fully vaccinated. people can resume everyday activities without wearing a mask except in a few limited settings that
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are required by federal. um and now state rules. those settings include public transportation and transportation hubs indoors and k through 12 schools and childcare centers. health care settings and long term care facilities, correctional facilities and homeless and emergency shelters. unvaccinated individuals, indoor public settings and businesses continue to be required to wear a mask. red health and human services secretary dr mark galli said the risk of covid infection remains as children under 12 are not eligible for the vaccine yet. the state also provided guidance for businesses. when it comes to masks they must provide information to all patrons and get to, uh, maybe in attendance or visiting the venue. uh stipulating what the requirements are, galli said business owners have three options based masking on vaccine, self attestation or an honor system. implement a vaccine verification system or require all customers to mask
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up. no person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in an activity or entry into a business. we asked ucsf infectious disease expert dr monica gandhi on the four about the updated guidelines, but it's going to be very difficult for businesses to know if someone's unvaccinated or not, um, because there's no also vaccine passports in our state, so i knew is going to be some confusion. now, workplaces are still subject to cal osha rules. a lot of eyes on that meeting that just started a short time ago. dr galli said that the states not pushing for what and one outcome or another instead just providing information reporting live. gregory ktvu, fox two news. all right, greg. thank you. the number of californians fully vaccinated for covid-19 is now above 53% state, health officials say more than 18 million people, 12 years and above are immunized for the corona. virus, nearly 12% close
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to four million more have received one shot of the dose of the vaccines of the two doses of the vaccine. now senate clara county is administered 2.4 million doses. alameda county is close to two million. health officials are warning about another covid-19 variant that is rapidly spreading in the u. k. the delta variant, which was first detected in india is now responsible for more than 60% of new infections in the u. k. the u. s is seeing more than 6% of cases involving the strain. health officials say the threat of variance is even more of a reason to get vaccinated when people are vaccinated. they just don't get infected hardly as much and if they do, probably for shorter periods of time. the u. s. is pushing to get 70% of american adults. at least one covid shot by july 4th. some states are setting up pop up sites at train stations and airports to vaccinate more people over the past year. health restrictions from the
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pandemic effectively shut down what had been a booming wedding industry in northern california's wine country. but now as we emerge from covid ktvu rob roth tells us larger weddings are starting to return. yum this bride to be spent much of wednesday with her parents sampling potential menu items for her upcoming wedding. oh my gosh! it's to die for it really is katherine moresco booked her wedding for november, had visa to a winery in saint halina. my fiance and i have been together seven years, so it's time mariska. her groom in many other couples are making up for time lost to the pandemic shutdown. the wedding industry worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the napa and sonoma county economies. was reduced to almost nothing the past year, but with restrictions now lifting weda to, he says they ao longer reserve for weekends only august through early november. we do have weddings booked often four or five days a week each week, one event planner says about 90% of the
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wedding scheduled for 2020 are being rescheduled for this year and into next, and the guest lists are growing from what they've been the past few weeks. but folks that are planning going for forward into the summer and into the fall. we're seeing headcounts or climbing appreciate late because everyone's happy to get together. other larger events are also returning, but not as quickly, according to the sonoma valley chamber of commerce, corporate meetings, anniversaries, other events, things along those lines as well, uh, those a lot of the time and up being indoor meetings, so they are coming back a little bit slower because i think there's a little bit of hesitance from people too. gather with large crowds indoors. one problem hampering the recovery is a labor shortage cater that might have been able to do five events over weekend now is finding they can staff up for two county health departments currently require mask wearing indoors and proof of vaccine or a negative covid test. within 72 hours of the event for each guest, but what about after
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june 15th, california's restrictions will loosen to align with the c d. c many in the industry don't expect to return. to pre pandemic days until at least next year. rob roth ktvu fox two news. when unpaid parking tickets pile up vehicles are often towed away coming up tonight at 5 30 protests erupt as word spreads that san francisco is planning to restart these controversial toes. plus, if you need a job and have any construction skills at all, this is the time for you because there's such a shortage of people in construction. it's really a crisis, and i'm keeping an eye on the weather. we've got some breezy conditions out there. we'll talk about that. and. also when our temperatures will also when our temperatures will start t this is the silence volvo never wants you to hear. so we're as committed to protecting you in an accident,
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than nationwide, but one thing could be standing in the way a severe lack of available workers and one industry, in particular, is feeling that shortfall. construction ktvu tom baker joins us from a big north bay development worthy contractors still need help, tom, we'll take a look. this is going to be a wonderful complex for senior citizens. if and when it gets built now in the north bay alone, including marin napa sonoma men have seen on like counties there's need for as much as 40,000 new living units just to catch up on need and demand. though the pandemic slightly slowed down construction work, worker shortages remain rampant. the situation is dire. there was worker shortage tom before the pandemic can before our tragic
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fires from three years ago. it was bad then as a problem now it's a full fledged crisis. this will slow down housing growth there's very few weeks ago by that our organization doesn't hear from our 1000 plus members about workers. do you have any workers and entry level experience? they are really in short supply. many parents discourage their children to take up construction careers, and there are far too few women. some contractors will hire to train the builders exchange has two programs to get people shovel ready in an industry where the pace starts higher and goes up quicker. for every five workers retiring. only one is coming in exchange workforce development director robin barf alot heads up the north bay construction co building skills that we know are really important to any entry level employee. and so we were. with them over the 4.5 to 5 months
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to instill those basic skills like how to read a tape measure. basic construction math, how to use power tools. the exchange also works very closely with santa rosa junior college to teach more sophisticated skills, techniques and technologies to speed placement and career advancement. i would pay a ridiculous amount of money to get a qualified person in here, i would hire 15 people. today, but contractor michael wolff says ads produced no results and many qualified workers prefer to stay at home on stimulus or double dip by working under the table unless you have a strong work, thank ethic and a desire to get out there and do something. why would you now? the shortage will last for quite some time and consider this that will give early people in earlier seniority as other people backfill behind them something. think about reporting live. tom vacar ktvu fox two. new
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interesting to be sure. all right, tom. thank you so much. a new bipartisan team is taking on the wavering infrastructure talks in washington d. c this comes after president biden pulled the plug on talks with lead republican negation negotiator in the senate republicans are focused on roads, bridges, ports and broadband. in addition, democrats want to see investments in schools and childcare. the biden administration says the game plan remains unchanged. and the president sees progress. he's quite familiar with the fact that this process can take it takes some patients at times that they're going to be moments where we're near death, and then it comes back. senate leadership continues to struggle over who has the upper hand. but the white house says president biden will continue to be engaged with his domestic agenda, especially infrastructure throughout his eight day overseas trip. state attorney general rob bonta is acknowledging the critical work being done by the california racial and identity profiling advisory border rip up. bonta
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spoke this morning during a rip up board meeting. the border analyzes and makes recommendations on vehicle and pedestrian stops by law enforcement agencies in the state. in its most recent report, it found that out of four million vehicles stopped by 15 agencies. black people were searched at 2.5 times the rate of white people even though white people were pulled over more often. there were more individuals who are perceived as black, who ended up being searched, detained on the curb or in a patrol car, handcuffed or removed from their vehicles. and that is something we have to address. we might not be able to speak to precisely what causes that to happen, but nevertheless, it is a disturbing picture, and it's something that we have to work to change, bonta says. by next year, nearly all law enforcement agencies in california will be required to collect detailed information regarding their traffic stops and searches. and turning our attention to the weather. today we had lots of sunshine inland. but look cloudy out of the coast today, those clouds kind
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of hung out and kept a little cooler out there, but cooler across the bay in general and windy. we've seen the wind really ramp up over the last couple of hours. and right now, if we take a look at our peaks, you can see not too bad, but we're about 35 mph for middle peak. we were pretty, you know, up close to the almost 45 mile per hour range of mount diablo, but that's pulled back a little bit. take it down to the surface. and we're still quite gusty. so santa rosa 26 mile per hour gusts 33 in nevada boy napa just ramped up to 36 37 in fairfield. and if you take it down a little bit further south, you see, it's really widespread this afternoon, so quite gusty out there, and that wind will start to relent a little bit as we get into the evening a little breezy tomorrow, but not quite to this degree. a live look at storm tracker to and you can see that you know, we do have some those clouds at the coast as i mentioned, but also your i might move a little further to the north, where we have some thunderstorms popping now this is well out of our viewing area, but just to show you that, you know, there's a front that's tracking through and this is some of the stormy weather ahead of it, and it has some lightning associated with it as well. uh that again will
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not be affecting us. but it is part of the system that has kept us a little cooler and certainly brought the wind to bear as we've been dealing with over the last few days, that kind of northwest flow, and eventually that system is going to track off to the east. and when it does, of course, that's jeremy, whether we'll move with it. right now, though, pretty nice out there as we take a live look outside at the golden gate bridge, and you can see the temperatures are only 57 degrees in san francisco. but across the rest of the bay, um 66 in santa rosa 63 in oakland and livermore and about 65 in san jose, so certainly another well below average day today. tonight we will be a little bit cool as well. you can see our inland communities are valleys getting down to about 40 degrees, and, of course around the bay. it'll be a little warmer than that out at the coast about 53. now, tomorrow we start to see the beginning of a little bit of a change, right? we're going to start to warm up, but it is very gradual, so still below average temperatures, but we'll start to see low to mid seventies inland, as opposed to struggling to get out of the
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sixties. we'll start off with a little cloud cover tomorrow, but it shouldn't be too pervasive. i think it'll be similar to what we had today. and then taking a look at the bigger picture here. there's another system of the gulf of alaska. that's gonna be tracking towards us this weekend. we'll talk about that. and your extended forecast when i come back in just a bit for nelson back to the desk. president biden begins his first overseas trip as president. i'm matthew rivera in washington with a closer look at the high stakes summit with world leaders and coming up on ktvu news at six. france reopens its borders to foreign tourists and we'll tell you whether or not visitors from the u. s are welcome and a decades long battle could be over as the developer in the controversial keystone pipeline project backs out
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as well as russian president vladimir putin. before taking off for his foreign trip on wednesday, president biden sounded optimistic, strengthening the alliance make it clear to putin and to china. europe and the united states are tight. g seven is going to move, but the president faces a number of challenges. mr biden is under pressure to curb china's growing international commercial and political reach. got a cold war here with comments china that they created. the president is also expected to address climate change and the coronavirus during his meeting with g seven nations. he says he has a global vaccination strategy. the biden administration is reportedly buying 500 million doses of the pfizer vaccine to donate to the world after previous announcing it will send 80 million vaccines abroad by the end of june. he does want to show rallying the rest of the world's democracies. that democracies are the
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countries that can best deliver solutions for people everywhere. and that goes for covid-19 while addressing u. s. troops in england wednesday evening, the president underscored america's returned to diplomacy. we're gonna make it clear that the united states is back, he intends to affirm the country's commitment to nato. during its summit next week. the stakes increasing next wednesday, though that's when the president meets with russian president vladimir putin, with whom he'll address cybersecurity after several recent high profile russian based ransomware attacks in the u. s what i'm worried about is how will how will putin view? uh will biden bring up the issues that that really do matter, while abroad? the president will be in touch with a group of bipartisan lawmakers on capitol hill, who are working to reach a deal. on infrastructure in washington. mala rivera fox news, advocate, same message directly at sf mta. now that's some pandemic policies are set to expire here
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today to tell the mta to stop telling people home stop poverty, toes. well they say this policy unfairly targets the homeless plus even when the state reopens on june 15th, your city or county will still have the ability to set its own rules coming up what san francisco says it's planning to do. i'm morgan, and there's more to me than hiv. more love, more adventure, more community. but with my hiv treatment, there's not more medicines in my pill. i talked to my doctor and switched to fewer medicines with dovato.
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with unpaid parking tickets. they say this unfairly targets the homeless. ktvu reporter henry lee is here now, with the latest on this controversy, henry. well, 100, the city it actually stopped towing cars with unpaid tickets during the pandemic, but this will start up once again very soon, and advocates for the homeless say that's unconstitutional. hey, hello, poverty and tell us how bad the protesters gathered outside sfm to headquarters on wednesday. they're upset because san francisco will once again tow cars for unpaid parking tickets, which they say unfairly targets the homeless. we're here today to tell the mta to stop telling people's homes stop poverty toes. protesters say the city had suspended these types of toes during the pandemic, but we'll once again tow cars with five or more unpaid tickets in a couple of weeks, people have no place to live but the vehicles and they have no place to park those vehicles because the empty i won't stop giving them tickets and towing their homes away. feeling their belongings. cities decision to resume
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poverty tones. it's shameful and it acts as a barrier for low income communities of color to get back on their feet during shelter in place, city officials say they are sympathetic to those who have to sleep in their cars. in a statement, the city attorney's office said in part, homelessness is a difficult issue that the city works tirelessly to address every day at the same time, homeless or not, if you have a car and park it on city streets, you have to park it legally, the same rules apply to everyone. these aren't for the health and safety of the community. these are for debt collection. these are, um not essential to the functioning of the city. tory larson is one of the attorneys representing the coalition on homelessness, which is a pending suit against the city over the towing issue, she says, towing cars belonging to the homeless is a violation of the fourth amendment against unlawful seizure. she's seeking a court order barring the practice. we're not asking them to apply the law unequally were saying that nobody deserves to lose their vehicle for this reason, even if your house even if you have the means to big of a punishment for a non crime. the city says there are payment alternatives for those who
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can't afford tickets and that just letting the pile up isn't an option. san francisco will resume towing cars with unpaid tickets on june 21st reporting live in the newsroom. henry lee ktvu fox to be all right, henry. thank you. members of san francisco's asian american community are expressing concern today over efforts to defund the police department, asian seniors and community leaders held a rally this morning on the steps outside city hall. they say, cutting funding and police staffing puts the aapi community. the at risk, especially while there's a rise in the number of hate crimes. yesterday, i learned that there's a group that is proposing to take 6.8 million more from the police department. but a homeless we have a serious problem with the homeless. taking more money from the police department is not the answer. the group plans to deliver letters to the board of supervisors, urging them to support mayor. london breeds
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budget plan which protects police officer staffing police in palo alto are looking for 11 people who swarmed louisville thanh store and stole $100,000 in handbags. police released this photo of one of those thieves that have happened at stanford shopping center around 5 30 monday afternoon. police say the group ran into the store grab. 36 handbags and then took off running through the mall. witnesses described the suspect as possibly or the suspects, rather as possibly in their late teens or early twenties. fortunately no one was hurt and no weapons were used. we are now less than a week away from june 15th the date california is set to fully reopen the state will no longer use the color coded tier system and businesses are making last minute preparations to get back to full capacity. ktvu is elissa harrington has more now on the plan in san francisco. we are finally moving back to some level of normal. we are getting back to where we need to be at a small business. webinar san francisco mayor
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london breed said yes, the city will align with the state on reopening guidelines. we are ready to go along with the state and reopen san francisco on june 15th. that means no more capacity restrictions for your business is no more distancing requirements. yes, some rules will remain around really large indoor events. starting tuesday, there will be no capacity restrictions and no physical distancing restrictions. the exception will be at large events like concerts or professional sports games. attendees must be fully vaccinated or have proof of a negative covid tests before entering for outdoor events, proof of vaccination or negative test is recommended face coverings will still be required inside, including on public transportation and restaurants can bring people back indoors at 100% capacity. laurie thomas with the golden gate restaurant association, said they need a lot of guidance. moving forward for businesses to open successfully. some restaurants are scrambling to get staff ready and
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rearrange dining rooms. i personally i'm short 16 check. there's because we're using our inside chairs outside and nobody can get chairs. i was on the phone with miami today, and they're like it's on a container ship from, you know, god knows where. mayor breed said she is also working to keep park. let's an outdoor dining permanent in the city. i'm elissa harrington ktvu, fox two news. live shows are returning to las vegas, and the performers say they are more than ready. circus soleil is going to start live unrestricted performances in sin city on july 1st, but it's not just big performances that are returning casino tables are filled arenas are packed and niche business conventions are brimming with why i tourists. was certainly concerned, and i think everybody in our industry was, you know, we didn't know how people would react. people would feel comfortable going out again sitting next to other people if they feel comfortable, you know, going without a mask, whatever. it wasn't and we're seeing that that's not an issue at all. booking agents say they're seeing pent up demand for live
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shows and booking at 2019 levels through 2023 encouraging news on the national covid vaccination rate 14 states have now reached 70% vaccination rate for residents, president biden had set a goal of getting at least one covid vaccine dose into the arms of 70% of adults by the fourth of july. the cdc says that 43% of the population has been fully vaccinated and 52% of americans have received at least one does. their goal is eliminating aids as a public health threat, and they have only a few years to do it coming up the goal set by the united nations plus work from home here to stay, the ceo of one of the bay area's largest employers say how many people won't be coming back to the office once the pandemic is over?
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outside lackland air force base in san antonio, texas. the base was put under lockdown this afternoon while police search for the person suspected of shooting at the base. someone reported hearing two gunshots that came from off base. it happened near an area where airmen were training. no one was hurt. the lockdown has since been lifted. based security forces say they have a few leads, but they're being assisted now with multiple angel agencies to try to track down that suspected shooter. united nations has reaffirming its goal to end aid with a plan to eliminate this disease as a public threat by the year 2030. the u. n is holding a three day high level meeting in new york countries are adopting a political declaration to end aids inequalities around the globe, especially in third world countries. the declaration calls on governments to make sure treatments and prevention programs are available to at least 95% of those who are at high risk. inequalities in power in status in rights and
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voice are driving the hiv pandemic. inequality is killed, the u. n. says covid 19 pandemic is causing hiv infection rates in some countries to go back up, doctors say they're concerned about children, especially girls in africa. work from home is officially here to stay even when the pandemic is over. in an interview with cnbc this week, salesforce ceo marc benioff said 50 to 60% of staffers will likely work from home that is up sharply from about 20% before the pandemic hit. many have suggested some of its unused leased space will be used for events, training facilities and what he called cultural engagement centers and there is an ongoing battle between apple employees and ceo tim cook. employees have reportedly launched a campaign to push back against cooks plans for a widespread return to the office. last week, cook sent a memo to staff saying workers should be in the office at least three days a week by september, but according to an internal letter obtained by
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to homes today, sky foxx flew overhead while crews put out the flames spreading on a hillside. the fire started around 11 a.m. near sunnyside avenue in west edmondson court. it's forward. progress was stopped about an hour and a half later, flames destroyed part of what properties acres bo injuries were reported, and it's unclear how the fire
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started. well, the bay area knows all too well when a wildfire erupts, second counts, seconds rather count one of the biggest challenges and communication is communication and getting life saving information to the community and quickly but now there is a new system designed to kick in when a wild fire breaks out. ktvu meteorologist mark tamayo shows us how it works. the parched hillsides are already showing more than a hint of an extremely challenging fire season at our doorstep. i don't like being at doomsday guy, but in my 30 plus year career, this is the most uncomfortable i felt going into a fire season as dry conditions lead to growing fear a new tool is emerging to help first responders and the public. they can actually put a point on the map, use the current weather and get an estimate of where the fire will go. charlie crocker is the ceo and co founder of zone haven, a real time internet platform. form that is designed to be the go to place for sending out and receiving information during hazardous events during an actual event, there's every
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city and county is putting out different press releases. you've got news channels coming in, you know, stuff gets out of date communication gets missed. how can we have one place one common operating picture? one alert scenario where people can go and find out what's happening. while the platform was initially rooted in wildfire evacuations, it is equipped to deal with different hazards ranging from earthquakes to tsunamis to flash floods, the key to push it out. the targeted information relies on a zone system during a wildfire. a specific zone is linked to critical messages that may include evacuation orders, traffic management and updates to community warning systems. we bring in of huge amount of data geography, historical weather patterns historical disaster patterns, number of structures, population traffic flow simulations. all that stuff we bring in nate, are strong as a deputy chief with cal fire and felton, his introduction to zone haven with during a firefight last summer. this easy, you august lightning
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complex, we had approximately 77,000 residents evacuated between san mateo and santa cruz counties. the paper map has been the starting point for first responders to devise a firefighting plan. that map is now on a screen and chief armstrong walks us through a simulation in the next one hour. the systems expecting that fire to impact these two zones, and that gives us a population, a total acreage and the number of structures in there the projections lead to quick decisions that could trigger evacuations. this animation shows the growth of this easy, you august lightning complex in red dots and. the expansion of evacuation zones in red boxes. people rapidly became familiar with it. they were getting into the system registering with it, finding out what zone they live in, and they were watching that daily, although zone haven was in its infancy during last year's fire season, it was an instant game changer. a new fire season could lead to new opportunity and zone haven is expanding its presence. mark
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brown is the executive director for the marine wildfire prevention authority zone haven is new to marin and will soon be live well. also only had our wild on irving interface areas mapped and zone haven is coming in and mapping our entire county. this map shows the areas where his own haven is already live. the coverage will be quickly changing as more counties come on board this summer zone haven will be that tool because fire was don't care about jurisdiction. they just go over county lines as zones continue to roll out over the coming weeks. it is crucial to find the zone that you live in. this could be the first line of defense if a large wildfire flares up. which unfortunately could be a reality. mark tamayo ktvu, fox two news and after years of drought and wildfire, california's forests need help cal fire is asking landowners for unopened cones from california native trees such as pine, fir, cedar and redwood trees. they're looking for people with stands of at least 15 to 20 trees on their
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property. cal fire is asking them to collect pine cones that are green still on the trees and likely to have good seeds inside. top third of the tree having good, you know a lot of green cone enough to fill maybe two buckets to home depot buckets. let's say. the cones are taken to the cal fire reef reforestation center in davis. they are dried out and put into cold storage until they're ready to be planted. then cal fire offers the seedlings to landowners to help restore land burned in wildfires. and of course, wildfire season is on everyone's mind. we do have some things in our favor today. one of them is that we have lower temperatures than normal, right? that's helpful, but we've also had quite a bit of wind out there. today. it is onshore flow, which 10. to be kind of a moisture air mass as opposed to offshore flow right where we get the drier air coming our way. so you know, we always have to keep an eye out for it, and any time there's wind, there's going to be concerned. let's take a look at the highs from today. people
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were well below normal again. you can see 60 degrees in san francisco, which is 71 in santa rosa. check out liver more just 68 degrees. same story in san jose. so. those temperatures have been cool out there. we had some nice sunshine, but certainly some clouds around the bay and at the coastline for sure live. look outside there at the golden gate bridge. pretty nice view. and right now in san francisco, we're sitting at 57 degrees about 60 in berkeley, 65 in san jose, so mostly sixties around the bay pretty comfortable out there a little bit cool a little bit risk for june, right? also brisk is the wind. it has really kicked up this afternoon and were gusty. just about everywhere you can see 37 mph gusts right now in nevada 36 now napa 39 in fairfield, and it's not just one area of the bay. it's really widespread today. so hayward right now, 26 mph. we're getting a little bit better out at the coast sfo now down to about 22 mph, but that is to say the wind is still with us, and it will persist as we go throughout the evening and then start to ramp down as again the overnight hours, few clouds rolling in his stick
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live. look at storm tracker too. we do have that stormy weather far to our north, but it is kind of interesting to see. this is ahead of the front that's tracking through which is the reason we've been cooling down. this has lighting associated with it. we talk about wildfires. obviously lightning is a very big concern, something they could touch off fire. so that's something i do not like to see on the map, and nonetheless, it is there. but as this low pressure system starts to track to the east that will also track away with it as well as some of that wind that we're experiencing. so tonight's gonna be a little cool out there again. 40 degrees in santa rosa, so some of our valley is going to get chilly and could even get close to those thirties. tonight. you can see about 50 in san francisco 50 in mountain view. so the upper forties low fifties for most, but if you go on further north clear lakes can be under frost advisory tonight and even a freeze warning at that area you see even higher north in purple, so there's going to be some cold air out there for sure. so we are going to have this one system track through again. it's gonna give us a little cool tonight and breezy in spots, but there's another system on its heels. that's now in the gulf of alaska, and that
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one will be approaching on friday. now it does look like it's going to bring some showers to extreme northern california, but as far as we're concerned, i'm going to show you here. future cast. it doesn't just hold together. there, enough for it to make it down to you know the bay. i mean, we could see a sprinkle maybe a light shower in the northern reaches of sonoma county. but this is friday at three o'clock and you see it just kind of starts to fall apart as it so often does. here are highs tomorrow we are going to have mostly sunny skies. once you get into the afternoon, a little bit warmer to see those temperatures ticking up a couple degrees but still. below average. we should be, you know, 80 degrees inland and we're not there yet. we will start to warm up, though, as we head into saturday and sunday and you can see by the time we get to monday, we're starting to get back to those seasonal temperatures as we roll into the weekend, andre back to you, uh, heat returns. all right. thank you so much collar well this afternoon at san jose, the police chief continued the tradition of raising the rainbow flag in front of police headquarters two years ago, san jose police became the first major city police department to
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raise the flecked. during pride month. you see it there, the department says. it's just one of many lgbt initiatives they have introduced, including having a community liaison program and making policy changes for interaction with transgender people. a santa fell based nonprofit that trains guide dogs, is taking his first big step to return to full operation and help those in need. guide dogs for the blind. got 12 puppies ready to hit the road in their special ban today, the puppies are going to salt lake city and colorado, where people will help raise the them. the ban will also pick up young dogs that are between 15 and 20 months and bring them back to the campus for formal training. what our puppy raisers do is they do all the hard work of training these guys with their house manners how to walk on a leash. how to settle in public. and then um, when are those when these pups served between 15 and 18 uh those are so cute.
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prunes. conditions are so bad, in fact, near sacramento that the soil is dried out, and trees need about a third more water than usual. farmers say there is no water to spare, running the pumps more and we're trying to get, uh, electric builder. higher pump to coming from pumping from deep and pumps are growing up. growers in the sacramento area say there are more troubles ahead. come this winter because young trees are vulnerable to frost. if there is not enough water in the ground now that the covid shortened school year has come to an end, many students are catching up on lost learning. in summer school reporter lissy mid tree tells
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us some school districts are saying about three times as many students in summer programs compared to 2019. you got me everything nine year old abigail carmichael is excited about her first week of summer school. i like summer school because we get to do lots of fun things, especially compared to remote learning. this is way better because it's in person and you get to see friends that you haven't seen in a long time. other students seem to agree. i was getting really bored of staring at a screen, so i'm like, why not come and do interactive activities? lupe alonso diaz told us why her sons are in the summer program here at helen car castello elementary school. they wanted to, and so part of it is that it's not just summer school at summer camps before summer school was mainly intervention based for students who were falling behind. but this year, the out grove unified school
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district opened it up to other students. to many who were just excited to finally see their friends and teachers in person again, or get more familiar with the campus if they just finished kindergarten. parents are looking for a way that kids can start socializing and, you know, get back. it's been a long time and for adults, it's hard. i can only imagine for kids how difficult it can be. the district says roughly 20,000 elementary, middle and high school students are in summer school programs this year compared to 6400 and 2019, because there's some programs that we've never offered before, and now they're eligible. they can participate. new options this year, includes summer school for incoming seventh graders and enrichment programs on things like fitness or banned for high schoolers. our goal was to reconnect with students, reengage them back into school and into the learning environment. this is k. tv fox two news at six vaccinated californians will no longer have to wear masks in most situations when the state
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reopens in just six days. that was the announcement today from california's top health official. it aligns with the cdc. it follows the science as we know it today. as with everything with covid, we keep learning more and more every single day. every single week every single month and we try to incorporate that into our thinking. california is officially aligning its mass guidance with the cdc today. good evening, everyone. i'm julie julie haener and i'm andre senior in for frank now. the announcement comes as details on mask wearing for workplaces are still being worked out. a callow shal board meeting is going on right now to consider mask regulations in the workplace and a marathon meeting last week. we told you that sanders board were ruled california workers could go massless at work only if everyone was vaccinated. the state's health officer then sent a letter to the board saying that the state plants do away with most masking and social distancing requirements for people who are vaccinated. starting june 15th. the board received a briefing from the
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state's public health officer, and then we'll hear public comment. state health and human services secretary dr marc galle reiterated that stance in a news conference earlier today, ktvu political reporter greg lee has the details on what vaccinated and unvaccinated people will be asked to do. greg julie. good evening. dr galley also said he's not pushing cal osha for one outcome or the other. as for the state's guidelines, as we have been saying, starting on june, 15th if you are fully vaccinated, you can go most places without a mask. california health officials say we're well on track to fully reopen the economy on june 15th. on that day, the state will also align masking guidelines with the cdc fully vaccinated people can resume everyday activities without wearing a mask except in a few limited settings, um, that are required by federal and state rules. those settings include public transpor


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