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best not to play into their hands. phil. >> reporter: that's right. one of the questions being out there is if you protest the protest are you basically bringing attention to the people you oppose? we have seen it in berkeley and portland and in seattle. question, should it be seen here in san francisco, as well? here's a thought from house minority leader nancy pelosi. >> i would say not to play into their hands. we expect if they're there, that other people were there to protest them. i would recommend that they do so with dignity and silence. >> reporter: sam singer, corporate crisis manager, agrees. >> there's no counterprotest, all the public sees is a bunch of nut jobs talking to themselves. what's going to get them the
attention, the news media attention from fellows like you, is when there's a counterprotest. >> reporter: with the violent images of charlottesville still fresh in the public's mind, counterprotest organizer melanie nathan from marin says it's no time to back down. >> i think it's critical for there to be a counter demonstration. if we stayed away, it might be interpreted as a tacit approval which is absolutely could never be. >> reporter: fear of a violent confrontation as we saw recently in seattle at a patriots prayer demonstration has local leaders calling for the federal government which controls crissy field to reconsider its permit for the demonstration. >> i have asked the park service if they have seriously evaluated their capacity to ensure the safety of people who would attend such a rally. >> reporter: the promise of a big opposition turnout and the possible question of violence is also being used as a chip. >> i see a turnout in force in
the mold of a build-up we show that will happen on that day, the more likely it will be that that permit should and will be revoked. >> reporter: in reaction, the organizer who led similar demonstrations in seattle and portland is doubling down, as well. >> the people at the top, they're doing everything they can to hold on to their power. >> personally, i would want to confront them directly. >> reporter: as you can see behind us, a group of protestors is already out trying to drum up support here at crissy field. you can hear the reactions of motorists, as well. so it's clear that this debate and this demonstration is going to be news for some time to come. allen. >> it will indeed. phil, the aclu defended the rally in charlottesville. is it saying anything about the crissy field rally? >> it's released a statement saying that while they are clear that the position of the first amendment must be held, it doesn't include or protect
people who incite or engage in violence. if they come with the intent of harming people, they are not engaging in protest under the constitution. it's interesting to note that the patriot prayer is nonviolent. they don't espouse supremacist views. it will be interesting to see how the aclu, which touts freedom of speech, falls on the issue. >> thank you. new at 6:00, in the past 24 hours, we have seen cities across the country and in california remove symbols of our confederate past. but what about changing the name of a northern california town? the debate comes up from time to time in the small coastal community of fort bragg in mendocino county. kpix 5's wilson walker found no one is too worried about honoring a confederate general. wilson. >> reporter: well, across the united states of america, there are about 1500 official
monuments effectively dedicated to the confederacy. they are as far west as arizona. you will not find one in california. but that brings us to the beautiful coastal town of fort bragg. is this connected to the confederacy!! well, that might be a question of degree of separation. >> oh, yes. 1857 it gets named fort bragg, um, first camp bragg and then fort bragg. >> reporter: look around the fort bragg history museum and you won't see much of braxton bragg. that's because this town was founded by lieutenant horatio gates gibson up from the presidio and he decided to name a fort after his commanding officer in the mexican-american war. >> then the mexican war bragg was considered a hero. >> reporter: so bragg himself never set foot in fort bragg. he was actually retired when the civil war started came out of retirement to be a confederate general and proved to be pretty awful at it, suffering a crushing defeat at
the hands of ulysses grant at the battle of chattanooga. >> the killers on your true hits channel skunk thank you for tuning in. we have some great things lining in. >> reporter: the mayor of fort bragg says this issue comes to town whenever current events collide with confederate history. >> it's always funny because it's someone from the outside that brings this issue to us. >> i think anytime you ask any group to make a change to a name of a school, um, of a athletic team, um, there are a lot of emotions involved. >> reporter: that east bay assemblyman tony thurman, assemblywoman shirley weber represents san diego. >> you become immune to these things at some point until someone points it out to you, then you have to assess it. so we are optimistic that cities like fort bragg will eventually have that conversation. >> the cost of changing all the addresses, all the, you know, all the companies of all the institutions -- it's a nightmare for the post office. >> reporter: but the mayor says
this is more than a matter of practicality. >> i take umbrage with confederate flag. i take umbrage with statues glorifying what happened in this country in the war between the states. >> reporter: he says people have revisit this issue many times over the years and while opinions may vary from neighbor to neighbor, fort bragg has made peace with its namesake. >> the man never set foot in our town. like said, we have no statues. we're fort bragg because we're fort bragg and we're proud of it. we don't want anyone from the outside coming in telling us to change our name. >> reporter: now, i have talked to some locals today. they say that this does come up even sort of among personal conversations among folks oftentimes when new people move into the community. maybe they are a little less comfortable with it than folks who have been here for a long time. but chance are, this conversation will never go away. the mayor says folks have decided to let it go. live in fort bragg on the california coast, wilson
walker, kpix 5. a bay area electrician has been fired after his employer found out he was scheduled to speak at the white supremacist rally in virginia. we spoke on the phone with john and he says the company in san francisco let him go today. a spokesman for the company says his actions did not match their policies. he is the second bay area worker to get fired over the virginia rally. cole white left his job at the top dog chain in berkeley this week. white was identified as a participant at the rally after a picture of him was posted to social media. new at 6:00 a bay area professor who harassed one of his students is being allowed back in the classroom. kpix 5's len ramirez in san jose state asking why the school would allow his return. >> reporter: allen, this has been a very sensitive subject for san jose state university not just the fact that there was a sexual harassment by a professor on a student here. but the way it was handled,
sharp criticism of the university as well as allegations of a cover-up. now students are about to return and so is the professor. professor lewis will be returning to the classroom this fall after serving a suspension for harassing a female student in 2015. he will be teaching graduate students in the education department at sweeney hall. female students are not pleased. >> would you feel comfortable being in his classroom? >> definitely not. no. just because there are other people around, it would be okay. but i mean, it probably wouldn't be okay, but i just -- i -- i would not feel comfortable plain and simple. >> reporter: a university investigation found the man inappropriately asked a female student if she was single and told her he would like to date her. a statement issued today by san jose state said:
>> a fellow person who says he has been harassed for publicizing the case says the reinstatement is an outrage. >> now this happens that's even more shocking. this is disgusting. >> reporter: decides the 2015 case i mentioned there was an earlier case, allegations that came up in 2014 by two other students. university says it investigated but were not able to substantiate that case. live in san jose, len ramirez, kpix 5. new at 6:00, the bay area's high cost of living has a majority of renters wanting to pack up and leave. a new survey shows 83% of tenants want out. but as devin fehely explains, some aren't packing up just yet. >> reporter: they could be the phase of silicon valley's
future if they could just afford to live here, they could be the faces of silicon valley's future. >> everyone has to have several roommates. >> cost of living is too high. >> reporter: they are all looking to build careers in technology. they are run into the sky high cost of living in the bay area. >> this is california and i am a san jose native and it seems strange for me to have to move out of my native city just to at least live comfortably. >> reporter: their experiences are common. it's not good news for silicon valley. >> people have to be resigned that this is a high cost area. and there's a high ticket price to get in here and you have to pay that price. that's one scenario. the other scenario is, no, actually, we finally hit the limit. in a poll like this one, it suggests we might be there. >> reporter: the three people are not leaving yet. they each hope to gain a financial foothold here in silicon valley before looking or moving somewhere else. >> we'll have to see what happens in the future as we progress in our careers and make more money.
obviously the cost of housing is, you know, still rising. >> i feel like if i didn't live in california, so much money would go towards living wherever i am. and i have family here. >> reporter: evin fehely, kpix 5. a big bay area real estate company just bought out an apartment complex near the apple campus in sunnyvale. they paid $107 million for this 192-unit complex. as of now, the company doesn't appear to have any redevelopment plans for the nine buildings. real estate experts say multi- family housing on the peninsula is becoming a safe bet for investors as more people continue to move in. talk of a later start for bart. proposed plans to run the trains at 5 a.m. instead of 4 a.m. could some sooner rather than later. juliette goodrich talked to some early riders who aren't happy about it. >> reporter: allen and veronica, yeah, a lot of mixed reviews and riders still like
that 4 a.m. time. but don't change your alarm clock just yet or change your work schedule. this is all in the discussion phase. let's face it. no one likes a schedule change if it affects routine. >> what's everybody going to do do? how are they going to get to work so early? >> reporter: at 4 a.m., a schedule change may be inevitable if bart decides to run an hour later beginning at 5 a.m. >> people who do get up very early have to be in the city and have to get to the airport, keeping that early time is really the way to do that. >> reporter: bart had already been planning a systemwide late start at 5 a.m. beginning next fall 2018 for seismic retrofit work but with the recent voter-pass $3 $.5 million bond to renovate the 45- year-old transit system, bart said it could use the extra hour sooner. >> i mean, if it needs to be done, it needs to be done but it would affect a lot of people going to work. i know early risers are trying to stay off the highways.
>> reporter: that means the 4 a.m. bart commuter will now be joining the 5 a.m. riders. and that could make for an even busier train right each morning. >> it's bad. train comes and em try train comes from daly city and then it's gone 5, 10 minutes later, it's full, as well. >> reporter: for some bart read irs, switching to the crowded roads at that time is -- for some bart riders, switching to the crowded roads is not an option. they are looking at plans to shuttle over 2400 commuters who ride bart at 4 a.m. in buses but some riders have even bigger hopes for bart down the line. >> may try to eventually make bart 24 hours because they got people that got to be work at 3 a.m. you know, 4:00 in the morning. >> reporter: so as it stands right now, come tomorrow, bart trains will be operating at 4 a.m. there is no change. now, should that change down the line, we'll certainly have news reports on it. there will be flashes about it. we'll let you know. but right now, those trains are
still rolling at 4 a.m. in pleasant hill, juliette goodrich, kpix 5. how about sleeping in? dreams of a quiet retirement one country rattled by the constant firing of cannons. a couple says their neighbor's strategy to scare off birds has gone too far. >> shoplifters caught and given a choice to avoid charges. the program a judge is calling extortion. >> and some major money back for people who got an annoying robo call. how you could earn up to $900. >> after a very chilly start to the week, there is some surprise sunshine in san francisco and also points north. this beautiful picture live right now from fort bragg where the skies are clear albeit still chilly. your weather forecast with 90s returning. find out when next.
the fire killed a man and two children: 10-year old linda van, and nine- year federal investigators are searching for clues to a deadly mobile home fire in san jose. it killed a man and two children, a 10-year-old and 9- year-old. they were all inside the home when the flames spread yesterday in golden wheel park. investigators had dogs out sniffing for anything that could have started the fire or help it spread. firefighters say the home was
fully engulfed when they got there and partially collapsed. this is devastating. >> these things go up like a matchbox. it's sad. so as a community do you what you can do. you bring something to give something to this family that you don't know what to do. you don't know what to say. >> a "go fund me" account is set up to raise money. clean-up is under way at santa rosa's largest homeless camp. crews used a backhoe. that's on bennett valley road. the last residents moved out this week. the city gave them vouchers for free hotel space. the clean-up is part of santa rosa's broader strategy to improve homeless housing. new at some people in wine country are waking up in a war
zone. can you imagine that all day? it's the reality for people living fire that a winery. susie steimle reports from napa where some of the neighbors are fed up. >> reporter: they are. the cannons are going off about every 40 seconds. that's legal. which has some neighbors saying, maybe they should change the law. >> this is going to be our dream, our retirement. >> reporter: jennifer leslie and her husband bought in napa county fixer-upper farm to begin a more relaxing lifestyle in may. but their one big problem. [ cannon noise ] >> the cannons start up at 6:30 a.m. every morning 7 days a week and go continuously for 12, 14 hours a day or more, sometimes they are blasting all night long. >> reporter: farmers across napa county use propane cannons to scare away birds during harvest season. they are allowed to do so under the right to farm ordinance. jennifer's neighbor, who owns a
vineyard, uses them so often, we could barely get through our interview. [ inaudible ] [ continual cannon noise ] >> i'm not complaining about his, um, use of the cannons. it's the misuse. >> reporter: lee has lived in napa for more than 4 decades. he and other neighbors are so frustrated with the owners of the vineyards, they have written them into their will. >> if they buy my property, it can't be him. >> reporter: agricultural commissioner fred clark says he is sympathetic to complaints but there's little he can do to stop the cannons. [ continuing explosions ] >> absent and ordinance that regulates or controls the use of bird cannons, um, it's difficult to really do anything regarding this particular operation. >> reporter: one person's money making a vineyard and right to farm should not supersede everybody else's right to
enjoyment of life and right to farm as well. >> reporter: neighboring solano county does have some limitations in place on bird cannons. they can only be used one hour a day 30 minutes after sunrise and 30 minutes before sunset. they also are regulated you can only have one cannon for every five acres of land. this eight acre property has 4 cannons. alan? >> yeah. neighbors get tired of wearing earplugs, i'm sure. thank you. paul deanno has a look at the weather. what's the forecast? >> we're warmer with temperatures climbing back toward 90, coming up on friday and saturday. 85 in concord for a high today. it's about 7 degrees warmer than yesterday. san jose 81. santa rosa 78. very comfortable in both redwood city and hayward. mid-70s there. san francisco 6 degrees warmer. 68 degrees. making a big deal of this total solar eclipse. and for good reason. they are pretty rare. the last time we had a total solar eclipse traverse the united states was 1979.
we get one monday. just to our north. and then one actually closer passing through far northern california. that will be the next coast-to- coast total solar eclipse, mark your calendar, i don't think you have that one far away, august 12, 2045. 28 years from now. concord tonight 61. livermore 61. vallejo 59 degrees. oakland tonight low cloud cover for you anywhere near the bay 58 your low in oakland. so we have an area of low pressure moving out. as for what's moving in, it's a big broad strong area of high pressure. it's not going to move directly over the bay area. that kind of thing we'll see in september and october where places like pacifica and bodega bay and fort bragg will likely see the 70s, 80s or 90s. we're not there yet. this ridge stays off to the west. we still have some semblance of an onshore flow which will keep temperatures near the water in check near normal. inland you're going to get warmer. overnight tonight the low cloud cover will not push all the way inland so we'll be clear tonight in place like fairfield and san jose. 62 and 61 for a low there.
san francisco 57 degrees. we're back to normal tomorrow with earlier sunshine near the bay. widespread 70s for you in oakland and mountain view. 80s return to napa and san jose. and livermore hitting 90 degrees for a few minutes tomorrow. it gets warmer as we head toward friday and saturday anywhere from the mid-80s to mid-90s inland but we stay cool near the water, not much changes there. we'll stay right around 70 near the bay, low 60s continue at the coast. should be a pleasant but warmer weekend. back to you. >> thank you. neighbors angry to see homeland security agents on their streets. they thought it was an immigration raid. what police say was going on. >> can big daddy cain stop the slugger from hitting a home run in his 7th straight game? what could possibly go wrong in a ceremonial opening pitch? find out coming up.
to smile about in 2017. he came into today's game in miami having lost 8 straight decisions. hasn't seen a win column since may 15. he had to face the hottest hitter that perhaps only the eclipse might be able to stop. this many been a good season for the giants. matt cain making his first start since july 31. line drive in front off his glove. that error kept the inning alive and the next hitter, tomas doubles into the corner to bring home two more. and make it 4-0. the only drama late, whether miami's stanton could homer for a 7th straight game but the streak ended when he singled in his final at bat in the 8th inning. that sent fans to the exits. marlins win 8-1. matt cain loses his ninth straight decision. that hasn't happened since barry zito in 2010.
a little guy at the coliseum ready to suit up for the royals against the a's. oakland trail 6-4. then matt chapman his sixth homer of the year, two-run shot to tie the game at 6. but in the ninth, kansas city's alex gordon singles. escobar scores the go-ahead run and the royals win 7-6. they take two out of three in the series. in boston, jordan liandry throwing out the first pitch. oh!! i'm not sure that was his target. >> oh. >> the photographer took it where it counts. no word if he was able to stick around and shoot the game. the 49ers are in transition. [ laughter ] >> let's face it. >> 2-14 last year. they are rebuilding the franchise one brick at a time. among the pressing questions, is the quarterback one of those bricks? last friday in his first game in a 49ers uniform, brian hoyer was just one of four passing
in two series against the chiefs. many believe hoyer will be the team's starter, only until they find another quarterback in free agency or perhaps the draft. but general manager john lynch says, don't eliminate hoyer from being the chief quarterback for the future. >> we want a franchise quarterback around here. and a lot of people are making assumptions as to what brian's role, is he a bridge? our response to brian and to everybody is, he has the first crack at being that guy. i love the way he is embracing that opportunity. i think probably exceeded my expectations of how i thought he could play. >> he told me he expects to get more playing time this saturday night against the broncos. coverage here on kpix 5 kicks off at 6:30. good night, that is a huge fish! >> this man is greg walker. that's an 18-pound striped bass on the sacramento river near pittsburg on his boat named -- on the rocks! [ laughter ] >> i don't know if that boat is
named after a cocktail or shipwreck. but whatever he is doing, craig walker, keep it up! you think you can do better than craig? send us your fishing pictures to the firstname.lastname@example.org and -- >> good fighting pitch. >> on the rocks. >> great name. >> all right. thank you. coming up in our next half- hour, business leaders breaking ties with president trump. executives resign in protest. well, the president hits back. the new fallout over his comments on charlottesville. >> i'd rather have my child but by golly if i got to give her up, we're gonna make it count. >> turning anger into action. the mother of the woman killed in charlottesville makes an emotional plea for her daughter's legacy. >> and bullets fly on a bay area freeway. what we're learning about the second shooting on interstate 880 in 48 hours.
explains that more business leaders are cutting ties with the president. >> reporter: good evening, allen. well, the corporate pushback to the president's comments continued today with the ceos of 3m and campbell dropping out of his collapse. so the president pulled the plug. just before departing trump tower in new york city, the president ended two white house business groups. he tweeted: >> reporter: in the past few days, several business leaders resigned in protest over the president's comments yesterday that white nationalists and counter-demonstrators were both to blame for violent clashes in virginia last weekend. >> not all of those people were neo-nazis, believe me. not all of those people were white supremacists. >> reporter: the controversial comments sparked condemnation from top ranking republicans and democratic lawmakers. >> what we saw yesterday was the president clearly
demonstrating that he doesn't know right from wrong, true from false, american patriotism from white nationalism. >> reporter: vice president pence says what happened in charlottesville is a tragedy. >> i spoke at length about this heartbreaking situation on sunday night in colombia. and i stand with the president, and i stand by those words. >> reporter: in a joint statement, former presidents bush said, america must always reject racial bigotry, anti- semitism and hatred in all forms. the president will face this communication challenge with a new communications director. the white house announced today hope hicks will take the position on an interim basis. the 28-year-old played a key role in the president's campaign media team. allen? >> brook silva-braga, thank you. in charlottesville, it was an emotional day as hundreds
gathered to honor the 32-year- old woman killed over the weekend. she was killed at the counter protest saturday in charlottesville. she was remembered as a passioned in a advocate in equal rights and equal justice. >> i'd rather have my child. but by golly, if i got to give her up, we're gonna make it count. they tried to kill my child to shut her up. well, guess what, you just magnified her. >> i love my daughter and you do, too. >> memorials will be held later this week for two deputies killed in a helicopter crash. san diego city leaders removed a plaque remembering the confederacy. a local councilman tweeted this picture of this now empty place on the sidewalk saying, quote, monuments to bigotry have no place in san diego. homeland security agents conducted a federal criminal
search in west oakland today and a lot of neighbors want them out. some mistakenly thought it was an immigration raid and wrote in chalk on the sidewalk, we love our neighborhoods and oakland pds a disgrace because oakland officers were directing traffic at the scene. a man was removed by lawsuit one of two men detained. this was a federal criminal search warrant over human trafficking of juveniles. neighbors don't believe it. we talked to a family member of the men taken into custody. >> we're actually a hard working family. we have been a family-owned business since 2005. so it does wreck me. they separated my family. >> we're calling on the family that this is not okay, that we're going to fight back, we're not going to let people disappear like this. >> oakland police directed traffic as requested by homeland security. later tonight, an oakland
couple will self deport to mexico after a decades long fight to stay in the country. i.c.e. denied their latest request even after senator dianne feinstein intervened. maria and her husband plan to take their 12-year-old son with them back to mexico. their three daughters, u.s. citizens, will remain in the u.s. their immigration fight started under past presidential administrations. senator feinstein blames the current white house. in a statement, she says: ." shoplifters busted, then offered a deal to avoid charges. the retail pro judge called "extortion." and you could call it a one "carrot" diamond. agement shoplifters busted and offered a deal to avoid charges. the retail program one judge called extortion. >> and you could call it a one karat diamond. how it ended up in a strange place.
people responsible. shots were fired on 88 two shootings in less than 48 hours on a short stretch of 880. now the chp is trying to find the people responsible. shots were fired near lewelling boulevard monday morning. then late last night bullets flew on 880 near jackson street in hayward. witnesses say a person was hanging out a car window shooting into another car. no one was hit. but the passenger was injured by broken glass. on monday a man shot into another car hitting the driver in the head. the victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. officers say that shooting appeared to be road rage. two young daredevils are now facing charges for climbing the golden gate bridge. you might remember this jaw- dropping video from may shows 18-year-old peter courier and 21-year-old thomas rector at the top of the north tower. no one knew about the stunt until they posted the video to
social media. whoops! now marin county is filing criminal charges against the men. both scheduled to be in court next month. the bridge district has also filed a civil suit against them. congratulations! you have won a cruise. well, if you heard that one on a robo call, you might be owed hundreds of dollars. >> doesn't feel like it at all. but the month of august so far is running warmer than average. the temperatures are running anywhere from half to two degrees above normal. that's a lot of sunshine from our vacaville camera. when we hit the 90s and how long they stick around coming up. >> have you heard? we have a total solar eclipse coming monday and our ken bastida will be reporting from the path of totality up in oregon. look for his reports starting saturday here on kpix 5. who are these people?
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handed, but then gets offered a deal to avoid facing criminal charges. turns out many big name retailers were doing that exact thing... but kpix five's kiet do just ruled a shoplifter is caught redhanded then is offered a deal to avoid charges. the many big name retailers were doing that. but kpix 5's kiet do says a judge just ruled that practice is illegal. >> reporter: you're looking at video from a company called corrective education company, also known as cec. did shows a woman getting arrested for shoplifting taken to a back room where she is
offered a dea . first the security guard will call police or sign a confession, watch a six-hour video, pay $500 to cec, and the company won't press charges. in their corporate video, they call it restorative justice. >> where it's really about bringing the offender and the victim together and figuring out how we're going to resolve that. >> reporter: san francisco city attorney dennis herrera called it a parallel simple of supposed justice. >> i had absolutely no doubt that there were very many unsuspecting individuals who were intimidated, who were fearful, and just signed up for this bogus program. >> reporter: he sued cec last year saying the company's actions were illegal and yesterday, san francisco's superior court judge agreed saying this is textbook extortion under california law. it constitutes false imprisonment, the retailer and cec are acting in concert and jointly liable which brings us to the point that cec had been
operating in 25 states including california at walmart, bloomingdale's, ralfuls and krogers, abercrombie & fitch, and burlington coat factory. california had thousands of victims raking in millions for cec. >> if you read the ruling he says the retailers were complicit even though we didn't sue them. so i think that law-abiding businesses are going to look at this and be quite concerned about partnering with this company. >> reporter: cec said, we are shocked and dismayed, california has tyy atpiivcae st we are disheartened for our partners and even more importantly for those californians who face a life- long scarlet letter because of one bad choice. we stand resolute in our belief that everyone deserves a second chance of we also tried contacting all the retailers in the stories but didn't hear back from them. in east san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. if you have ever gotten one of those robo calls saying you've won a free cruise, you may be able to cash in after all. it turns out you might be able
to file a claim and get as much as $900. it's thanks to a recent settlement involving a company called resort marketing group. it applies to calls made between july 2009 and march 2014 and it's easy to check if your number qualifies. head to our website, cbssf.com and look for the robo call story on the homepage. bay area native bruce lee was honored today in san francisco. a plaque was given to san francisco chinese hospital where the martial arts legend was made. a new movie is coming out about his life. the actor spoke about the mark on the industry. [ indiscernible ] >> revolutionary ideas about fighting. it didn't come into play in public until years later. >> lee died at the age of 32. the birth of the dragon movie
is set to open nationwide next friday. a story that you have to see to believe. a canadian woman shocked to find the engagement ring show lost a full carat size ring. she was digging up carrots to cook for dinner when a sparkle caught her eye. she lost her ring 13 years ago while pulling weeds and says, it must have fallen off in the process. she is thrilled to be reunited with it. >> wow. prolific gardener. try it again. might be six carrots. [ laughter ] >> that's cool. we are getting less cool around here. we are warming up over the next couple of days. concord in the 80s. still this evening 81 degrees. clouds at the coast heading to sfo. yesterday we were already
cloudy. 70 in santa rosa. numerous lightning strikes in tahoe all afternoon long. things are winding down. over the past 30 minutes, five or six new lightning strikes over the past 30 minutes just south of interstate 80 just to the north and west of the lake itself. in the immediate bay area, we are dry and we'll stay dry for the foreseeable future. lows overnight tonight upper 50s to low 60s. livermore down to 61. san jose 61. mountain view 62. napa, santa rosa, cooler in the mid-50s. low cloud cover is not going as far inland tonight. we won't be as chilly. we'll be warmer tomorrow. all those things that will happen with the weather because of that there's a ridge of high pressure. it's about 500 miles offshore. as it gets closer, it exerts more of an influence warming up the atmosphere and beginning to turn our winds more out of the north and less out of the west. that's less of an ocean
influence further warming up the bay area giving us less cloud cover, as well. for some parts of the bay area, you won't have clouds tomorrow. if you do, it will burn off earlier once again. yielding a mainly sunny afternoon perhaps two in a row for you at half moon bay and pacifica at the coast, some sunshine for you. of course more sunshine, it's still august, it's going to warm us up a little bit more. afternoon highs back to normal tomorrow. 80s inland. 60s and 70s near the bay. above average for two days friday and saturday. we'll cool down next week. the things are lining up in the atmosphere to give us a better chance for clearer skies for the solar eclipse. highs tomorrow concord up to 86. san francisco 68. sunnyvale 83. union city 78. should be in the 80s for san ramon and danville. 90 antioch tomorrow. 80 vallejo. novato 83. san francisco 68. that's exactly normal.
81 petaluma. lakeport close to 100. you will get there friday and saturday. hot inland friday and saturday with 90s. still 60s and 70s near the bay. and we all cool off and stay near average for the first half of next week. that's your kpix 5 forecast. coming up on nightbeat at 10:00 a new survey shows 38% of renters want out of the bay area. so tonight, we're asking you, is the high cost of living here worth it? tweet me. an east bay woman is using her
oakland kids what they can do. in fact... this week's jefferson award winner's own life is an example of finding inspiration in experience. janet he >> this week's jefferson award winner's own life is an example of finding inspiration in experience. >> reporter: janet heller has quite the childhood story. >> i got expelled from high school. i had a drinking problem. my parents split. my dad left the country. i wasn't sure how i was going to make it. >> reporter: until she wrote that story down. >> i took my expulsion story and i wrote my college essay
about that. and i got a scholarship to tulane university. >> reporter: she has been writing and helping young students channel their life stories. five years ago, she started the non-profit called chapter 510 and the department of make believe. >> because writing is hard. writing is intimidating. >> reporter: chapter 510 is a youth writing center based in oakland providing free in- school tutoring creative writing workshops and even publishing opportunities for students in kindergarten through high school. its volunteers have helped more than 600 students so far in a city where more than 80% of low income children fall behind in reading proficiency by third grade. janet believes the key to reading is writing. and the key to writing is connections. >> and they're writing things that they never would have written unless they participated in our program. [ singing ] >> reporter: this girl met
janet at her school last year. >> she gets it in mind and she will do it. the youth is the future. >> reporter: for janet, who has been in oakland 23 years, raised her children, tutored and volunteered here, this nonprofit is the payoff. >> my whole life, i have been a teacher, writer and community arts maker. but chapter 510 puts it all together. >> reporter: so for helping young people realize their creative writing dreams, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to janet heller. allen martin, kpix 5. >> chapter 510 has been at its location at 23rd and telegraph for two years. they plan to expand and offer a more inviting place for the entire city of oakland. nominate your local hero for a jefferson award online at cbssf.com/hero. >> for news throughout the evening, go to cbssf.com. >> join us for nightbeat at 10:00 on kbcw 44/cable 12 and you can see us back here tonight at 11:00. good night.
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