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makovec. frank and maria are off today. kpix 5 reporter lisa chan live in martinez where emotions are running high. >> reporter: the contra costa county sheriff's department just held a news conference and they said that they are devastated by the loss of one of their own. yesterday carlos francis spent the afternoon with his friends on el dorado beach in south lake tahoe. all four why in the lake more than 100 yards offshore when his sister fell off the kayak. a friend helped her back to the kayak. as the friend swam back to his kayak, deputy franceies thought his friend was drowning. he jumped into the water to help the friend when his body went into shock and he drowned. ♪[ music ] >> the mood, um, around this agency we're all devastated.
we have lost one of our family members. he was well liked, well respected, hard working. and we are in close contact with the family to get through this. >> deputy francies was our colleague and friend. he was an outstanding person and professional. we are proud to say he was a contra costa county deputy sheriff and he will be missed. >> reporter: the flags are lowered in honor of the deputy. he has been with the contra costa county sheriff's department for 3 1/2 years. the sheriff's department says they have been in close contact with deputy francies' family and they plan to hold a memorial sometime soon. live in martinez, lisa chan, kpix 5. >> you can find out more on the life and death of deputy carlos francies on cbssf.com. a fire in oakland chased more than a dozen people from their homes overnight. it started at around 2:30 on international boulevard and 8th street just east of lake
merritt. everybody got out safely including two pet guinea pigs whom firefighters were able to rescue. when firefighters got there, they found flames shooting from that building and soon the fire jumped to another building. a charred staircase and soot covered debris is all that remains of the first building. four families, 17 people, were left homeless. one man said his story of waking up to see that fire and frantically alerting his family. >> i was sleeping and fire was burning around 2:20 or something. all of a sudden i had to wake up and i go to the window i thought i was dreaming. i went to the window, i saw, uhm, arrange flame like shooting up from my window. >> the red cross says it is now having a hard time finding hotels in the east bay for all those families. if the red cross can't find hotels to accommodate them, it says it will open a shelter. tragedy in yosemite national park where two children were killed by an oak tree. park rangers report the tree
fell on their tent while they were sleeping. the u.s. and cuba took a step toward normal relation this morning. the u.s. reopened its embassy in havana. an historic moment three marines raising the american flag standing next to the three marines who lowered it over 50 years ago. despite the new policies, there are some differences between the two countries. cbs reporter craig boswell explains from washington there is plenty of opposition to the obama administration's attitudes towards cuba here at home. >> reporter: not since 1961 has the u.s. flag flown over an embassy in havana. >> whoo! ♪[ music ] >> reporter: that changed today. >> for more than half a century, u.s. cuban relations have been suspended in the amber of cold war politics. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry says the move makes it easier for the two governments to engage with one another. >> the leaders in havana and
the cuban people should also know that the united states will always remain a champion of democratic principles and reforms. >> reporter: cuban diplomats in washington have their own message from the american government: lift the trade embargos restricting tourism and business between the two countries. >> there cannot be normal relations between two countries when there are sanctions, economic sanctions, that damage the cuban people and damage even the interests of the american people. >> reporter: kerry said that the obama administration is in favor of lifting the embargo. but only congress can take that action and many there oppose it. >> he has made the argument that if the embargo hasn't worked for 50 years, why shouldn't we try something new? my question is, why hasn't he made a similar argument to the castros. >> reporter: senator rubio and others vow to block any move to lift the trade embargo as long as cuba continues to repress its people. craig boswell, cbs news, washington. >> and it could be sometime before the u.s. sends an
ambassador to its new embassy in cuba. congress also vowing to block the nomination of whoever president obama picks to fill the post. hot temperatures and winds are forecast for firefighters batting the "jerusalem fire" this weekend. it's now burned more than 24,000 acres in lake and napa counties. firefighters have made significant progress overnight. that fire is now 52% contained. 50 buildings though still considered threatened. loud noises coming from the tesla plant in fremont this morning. police got several phone calls about an evacuation alarm coming from the factory. tesla says a crane accidentally crashed into a power line there. pg&e fixed the problem and known was injured. tesla says most of their employees were moved to their palo alto offices for the day. now, in the meantime, tesla is offering its upcoming stock at $242 per share. the company says it needs that cash to help with the development of its model 3, which is due out in 2017.
police have made an arrest in a hit-and-run in santa clara where the car was also stolen. this is in the rivermark area on the north side of the city. police say just before 8:00 this morning, a car was stolen and the suspects tried to flee but they crashed. a monumental lawsuit filed in burlingame this week. a law firm there is suing the obama administration on behalf of 21 children across the u.s. saying the federal government violated their rights by causing climate change. >> these children believe that they have the constitutional right to a safe climate and that this government as well as prior governments have gone about to destroy the climate. >> the lawsuit wants the president to create a national plan to decrease concentrations of carbon dioxide to save levels by the year 2100. local law enforcement ramps
up for super bowl 50. how authorities plan to crackdown on the dark side of the big game. >> and check out this friend. just like kids, pets need their shots, too. the important vaccines for your four-legged family members. >> and that looks like my roxy! hi, everybody, from the kpix 5 weather center. let's go outdoors because the coast is clearing. the city by the bay has blue skies. and we have your weekend warmup forecast as the news continues right here on kpix 5. ,,,,,,ç,
and your friend. >> this is kialana, my lab. and about a month ago, i sent out a shoutout to all the other nine siblings for their birthday and i got some grief about not mentioning her by name. so here she is. >> the question comes from one of our viewers who has an older dog who has some health ailments, doesn't go out very often. do pets at age 17-plus, need a rabies vaccine? i have two dogs arthritic, they rarely leave the house but their licenses are due soon. what do you think? >> in california, it's actually the law that all dogs are rabies vaccinated. there's no discussion. we as veterinarians can determine whether or not we can void that. sometimes for example young puppies are traveling from one state to another and they are under 4 months of age until we can say no vaccine but older dogs like this one that she is talking about as long as they are healthy and there's no reason not to vaccinate they
should be vaccinated every three years. >> and there's no concern about vaccinating an older dog? >> no. all dogs need to be licensed in san francisco so the dog licensing is coming up for renewal so you have to be rabies vaccinated in order to get the dog license. >> very good. and there are some exemptions too old or near death maybe? >> yeah. if i think that they are not going to make it, then obviously i'm not going to vaccinate. yeah. >> also some being too young. >> yeah. then the too young, exactly. then were you asking me about cats. it's not a law another cats to be vaccinated as far as i'm aware for cats to be vaccinated. but if they are outside they should have the rabies vaccine. >> okay. thank you. we invite all you pet lovers send us your questions about their health and well-being. just email firstname.lastname@example.org or on our facebook page, and we'll have our pet expert give you an answer every friday right here at noon. all right. roberta, give us our weather forecast.
we hear it's getting hot. >> yeah. we're going to have the dog days of summer return. ba da bump. let's get to it. we have our weather watchers reporting in. let's take a look at the current conditions around the microclimates. george san francisco reporting 6. orinda bill moon says it's 78. we have 80s in redwood city according to robert and dana in novato reports low 80s, as well. everybody is reporting clear skies except right there but we are beginning to see the skies clear out over ocean beach. temperatures in the 60s and 70s. it is now 80 degrees in livermore jumping out ahead of the pack. it's been brisk. west-northwest at 16 in san francisco also at sfo. along the coast half moon bay northwest at 13. fairfield calm winds after we had some increasing winds up to 21 miles per hour earlier. the coast is clear right there.
that's beautiful. hey, yesterday 24 hours ago from sausalito to san francisco, we are totally socked in. do you remember that? now, let's take another view. this time around from the east bay looking out towards the bay waters where we have the lawrence hall of science at the university of california in berkeley reporting. clear skies. warmer and breezy today and a big-time warmup on your saturday. there you have that deck of low clouds and fog now beginning to scrub out right there around the san mateo coast. we now have high pressure, it is building in with the passage of that trough from yesterday. this high pressure from the four corners states so it's going in a backwards fashion here heating up inland areas. a slight offshore push over the weekend. and it will be downright hot into the triple digits in many of our inland locations. 93 degrees in sacramento today. upper 70s in the greater lake tahoe area. we have a red flag warning in effect. 72 in monterey bay. sundown 8:05. makes an appearance tomorrow morning with clear skies at the
coast at 6:24. today's numbers 70s beaches, bayside. 80s north and south. inland 93 degrees. west winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. that's a sea breeze. there you have 101 on saturday and sunday towards brentwood tracy oakley. and hey, we have ourselves a football game tonight. it's preseason as the raiders play host to the st. louis rams. clear skies 72 degrees dropping into the mid-60s. but i'm sitting way up in mount davis way up there where the temperature will be like in the low 60s. but i'll have a beautiful clear view. >> so you'll be able to see the game and the weather. >> yes. >> keeping an "eye on the bay." thanks. taylor swift is in the bay area getting ready to shake it off once she takes the stage at levi's stadium tonight and tomorrow. if you have a ticket show up early to avoid big traffic delays. the show starts at 7:00 but the parking lot opens at 3:00 this afternoon. the stadium officials also
suggest taking caltrain or vta to the concert. in just a few months super bowl is going to draw hundreds of thousands of people to the santa clara and the entire bay area. but these big events can also have a dark side. kpix 5's kiet do shows us how local law enforcement plans to crackdown on human trafficking. reporter: with super bowl now 6 months away the santa clara sheriff's office is giving us an exclusive behind the scenes look at their dedicated human trafficking task force. highly trained detectives use specialized equipment like this scanner to uncover sexual photos and videos of children buried deep in encrypted drives even if deleted. smartphones can be hacked even if they have a password to extract data, text, emails and browser history. >> they can't hide it. we'll find it. >> reporter: fact is human trafficking for sex or labor has never been easier faster or more lucrative. it's a $32 billion a year business. >> it's growing faster and has more money in it than arms trafficking or drug
trafficking. >> reporter: technology is driving the boom. there's now a whole new generation of websites. sty viking, eros, lovings and slicksa with features like ratings, search filters and reputation management. >> one gets taken down another pops up. they are usually always ahead of the game. >> reporter: the most popular by far is backpage.com with tens of thousands of sex ads a day all over the world. but backpage is in the crosshairs of cook county sheriff tom dart in illinois who is trying to shut down the site saying backpage is enabling underaged prostitution and human trafficking. the company's attorney sent kpix 5 court documents saying it's a first amendment issue. quote, the constitution does not allow censorship by vigilante with a badge seeking to impose his views of what is or is not permissible speech. back here in santa clara county, the d.a. says they work with website operators to discourage human trafficking. >> sites that have not been willing to work with us are simply cites that we give more attention to them.
>> reporter: up until recently anybody looking to buy sex during the super bowl or otherwise used a website known as redbook.com. while the fbi shut them down last year, we asked the fbi what they were planning on doing with backpage.com now. they had no comment. in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. a controversial movie opening this weekend is prompting some safety concerns. we are talking about "straight outta compton." the first showing at oakland's grand lake theater last night had people lined up around the building. the film chronicles the rise of the rap group nwa and given the film's gang references, some theaters have increased security but so far no reports of any major trouble. still ahead, the importance of getting a good night's sleep and how your career can suffer when you do not. >> and we have a reminder. if you have a consumer problem or question, give us a ring on our hotline at 888-5-helps-u. volunteers are there right now.
with baby red potatoes. it's potato salad time and the reds make a wonderful red potato salad that's a hit at picnics. selection and storage is important. when you buy it red all the way around a beautiful bright red free from any shriveling and sprouting. when you bring them home, store them in the refrigerator. do not store them at room temperature. room temperature, they are going to get dull and turn green and won't taste good. they will taste awful. in the refrigerator. shelf life about 7 to 10 days but not that long. these have high sugar to them so store them for about 7 to 10 days at the most. beautiful red potatoes for that potato salad. and i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. if you are ready for some football, we hope you are, because we are, kpix 5 is your home for 49er preseason football. tune in saturday at 4:30 for a
preview of the 9ers' first game an at 5:00 they play the texas -- houston texans. checking the big board it's looking good. the dow is up more than 80 points. and a good day on the job starts with a good night's rest. today, jill schlesinger has tips on how to improve your work with sleep. >> reporter: this week we celebrate national relaxation day. doctors are quick to remind us that one of the best ways to relax during the day is to get enough sleep at night. according to the national sleep foundation, americans only get 6.9 hours of sleep on weeknights. experts recommend 7 to 9 hours. lack of sleep is attributed to serious health problems like heart disease, stroke and depression. sleep deprivation can also impair your focus and negatively affect your memory. lack of sleep may also be detrimental to your work performance. lost productivity costs over $3,100 per employee with insomnia, $2,500 for those are less severe sleep problems. in california, 8% of people
coming up tonight at 5:00, major headaches for people trying to get their hands on birth and death certificates. and that's all because of a shortage of a very special kind of paper. that story and lots more tonight at 5:00. all right. the hot temperatures on their way, ro? >> yes. very hot inland. 101 degrees in the warmest locations. extremely dry so be careful. it's a dog days of summer. >> thank you for joining us. captions by: caption colorado email@example.com
♪ [ birds chirping ] >> thomas: steffy would never let that happen. >> ivy: i don't really think she has a choice, thomas. >> thomas: ivy, this is beginning to sound a lot like blackmail. >> ivy: you've seen the video. you've seen that it's not an accident. it was murder. >> thomas: aly was my cousin, too, all right? her death was a tragedy. but murder? that's going too far. >> ivy: well, i doubt the police will see it that way. >> thomas: you wouldn't go to the cops. >> ivy: why should i cover for steffy? hmm? she took away someone's life. she took away aly's life. she took her away from her father, from her friends. she died in vain, and what? i'm just supposed to stay quiet? no. i want something in return.