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cleaner changes. good afternoon, i'm kenny choi. michelle has the day off. bay area leaders met this morning to figure out ways to fight climate change and help us breathe better air. kpix 5 reporter jessica flores tells us it's all starting locally. >> reporter: it's hand to believe on a beautiful day like today but the bay area is one of the worst regions in the nation for air pollution. today, bay area leaders vote on a plan that could drastically change that by 2050. it's called "spare the air, cool the climate," the 270-page plan with an ambitious goal to cut 1990 levels of greenhouse gases and smog by 80% by the year 2050. >> this is really an all in, everything on the table plan. >> reporter: the plan calls for 85 measures including tougher emissions restrictions on dairies and oil refineries. but the oil industry is fighting more regulations. >> looking at how the refineries can operate most efficiently, how they can produce their product, most
efficiently and with as low a carbon intensity as possible. >> reporter: the 24-member bay area air quality district board votes on the plan just as the american lung association ranks the bay area among the top 10 worst regions for air pollution. it also comes as the federal government rolls back protections on the environment. >> i hope it's sending a message to people that are discouraged right now because of this lack of national leadership and saying well, it -- it -- that -- it doesn't really matter because we can still do what we want to do and what we have to do here at home. >> reporter: the plan also calls for public education programs to encourage homeowners, business owners and drivers to help keep the air clean. in san francisco, i'm jessica flores, kpix 5. san francisco's annual 420 celebration is tomorrow at golden gate park. sfpd is expecting 15,000 people to take part. this morning, city leaders unveiled plans to minimize problems on the marijuana holiday. kpix 5's jackie ward tells us how the city plans to control
the crowds. >> reporter: we all know what 420 in san francisco looks like. >> love it or hate it the culturally historic 420 festival is not going away and it has significant impact on our streets, on our neighborhoods, and our parks. >> reporter: she hopes to increase public safety and decrease congestion the massive crowds bringing especially in the haight and golden gate park. and for the first time, the city of san francisco is working with the private sponsor to offset some costs. >> they are paying for the tense inning, for additional security -- they are paying for the fencing and for additional security. >> there will be no drugs for sale on hippie hill, no unauthorized music and no permitted concessions and no alcohol. >> reporter: this will be an adults only event and 40 to 45 park rangers will be monitoring what goes on. >> respect the park! you know? you don't -- you bring stuff in you take it out with you.
you pack it in, you pack it out. >> reporter: clean-up efforts were discussed today. we'll have more details on tonight's newscast about what it takes to remove 5 tons of trash that will be dumped here tomorrow. in san francisco, jackie ward, kpix 5. california's considering another step to protect legal marijuana from federal laws. the proposal which is the first of its kind in the nation would prevent state and local police from helping federal agents crackdown on marijuana activity that the state says is legal. the bill's sponsor said: essions' misguided war on marijuana." there are some major new protection laws.. for renters in san jose. city council members passed them late last night.. after hours of public comment. there are some major new protection laws for renters in san jose. city council members passed them last night after hours of public comment. they voted on two ordinances, one will force landlords to help tenants relocate if they take their property off the
market. and the other will require them to give just cause for evictions. a lot of residents showed up last night to show support. >> landlord gave us many years' notice after years of tenancy to double the rent and rent it out to someone else. >> so this ordinance will protect them and ensure that the house that they live this is habitable and is safe and that they have a way to complain without retaliation. >> the new policies will apply to all renters. it should impact nearly 450,000 people across the city. police in fresno say that a man shot and killed three men within moments of each other because he apparently hates white men. as carter evans reports, authorities aren't calling the gunman a terrorist. >> reporter: the shots rang out late tuesday morning. 16 rounds shot in four separate locations in approximately 90 seconds. >> we are getting reports of multiple gunshots incidents in
the downtown area. >> reporter: this is the man in custody, kori ali muhammed. he opened fire at 10:45 a.m. shooting a passenger in a truck who later died. he walked around a corner fired at another man and missed. he then claimed his second victim, reloaded and reached a catholic charities parking lot where a third man was shot and killed. all were white men from 34 to 58 years of age. this cell phone shows him opening fire. [ gunshots ] >> reporter: this woman saw people trying to help the third victim. >> they tried to, you know, do cpr and then when she -- made sure he has a pulse, there was nothing. >> reporter: police gave chase and muhammed surrendered. they say he shouted "allahu akbar," god is great in arabic. >> we don't believe this is terrorist related. we believe it is a hate crime.
[ inaudible ] >> reporter: police say he recorded videos professing antiwhite views. earlier tuesday, they issued a wanted bulletin for muhammed in connection with the shooting death of a white security guard last week. >> he saw that media release. and as a result, he made a decision to himself that he was not going to go to jail for shooting a security guard. that he was going to kill as many people as he could and that's what he set out to do. >> reporter: police say muhammed also pointed his revolver at two women who were with a 4-year-old child. but those women were latina and he did not open fire. carter evans, cbs news, fresno. former new england patriots tight end aaron hernandez killed himself. his lawyer plans an investigation. hernandez's lawyer says he was shocked and surprised when he was told that the former nfl star was found hanging from a bedsheet in his prison cell. he was just acquitted of
killing two men in boston in 2012 but he was serving a life sentence for the murder of odin lloyd in 2013. back here in the bay area, "skydrone5" giving us this exclusive view of the massive mess in contra costa county. the 50-foot-wide sinkhole is on appian way in pinole. it's already swallowed the access road behind the bay park retirement community. the dining hall and exercise room are closed as a precaution but officials say the building is not at risk of collapse. the facility is working with the city and a private contractor to fix the problems. a bridge that's threatened by a landslide in moraga is off limits to drivers. hundreds of people used the canyon road bridge to commute. but the landslide has been slowly getting worse because of all the wet weather. and at this point, it's unclear when it could re-open. the city's police department wants traffic apps like "waze" to steer drivers away from the bridge. >> we would like some of these services to change the routes they are putting out so we can
stop the vehicles before they get there. >> but even with federal money for the repair work ahead, moraga's town manager says that the hillside needs to be stabilized first. a search is under way in the sierra to find a small plane that disappeared on its way to the bay area. the single-engine aircraft left the truckee tahoe airport just before 4 p.m. on monday. it was heading to the petaluma municipal airport but never made it. the civil air patrol and the chp are now looking for the plane but they say that bad weather has made their search difficult. still to come, russia's brand-new crown jewel, a closer look at the kremlin's new arctic military base and why the outpost is causing new tensions. >> plus, many of us have heard of an endless summer but what about a never-ending winter? lake tahoe resort that says its lift may never shut down because of all the snow. >> and we'll be taking a look at the snowfall totals as well as the impending rain that promises to move into the bay area. plus, the weekend is right around the corner. we have that forecast coming up. ,,
congressional seat is heading towards a june runoff. off officially in georgia, the race to fill an open congressional seat is heading towards a june runoff. democrat jon ossoff officially fell under the 50% threshold last night required to win the specks election. that sets the stage for a runoff against republican karen handel in the historically conservative district. the seat has been held by republicans since the 1970s. president trump says that ossoff would be a disaster so he sent out a series of calls and tweets against the candidate. >> only you can stop this super liberal democrats and in
particular, jon ossoff. >> the president took credit for the outcome tweeting quote, despite major outside money, fake media support, big r win with runoff in georgia, glad to be of help! ossoff got more than $8 million in contributions, most of it from outside of georgia. he reported more individual contributions from the bay area than his home state. the president focused on veterans this morning. he met with the va secretary in a closed-door meeting. president trump is preparing to sign an extension to a bill that allows veterans to get medical help from private providers if they can't get it at the va or if they live too far away from a va facility. >> we're all united by a very common mission. we will protect those who protect us. i have been saying that a lot over the last two years. rallies, speeches. we will protect those who protect us. >> the program is first established in response to the
va crisis back in 2014. it was set to expire this year. instead lawmakers voted unanimously in the senate to extend it. while president trump focused on past service members, vice president mike pence talked with sailors and marines aboard the u.s.s. ronald reagan in japan. he promised that washington would defend its allies against what he calls the most dangerous threat in the region, north korea. >> we will defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective american response. >> and he spoke a day after north korean state tv showed video of a mock missile attack on the united states during a musical performance celebrating the birthday of north korea's founder. new at noon, we are getting a look at russia's newest military base. as jonathan vigliotti shows us, it sits in the arctic circle in an area rich in oil and gas reserves. >> reporter: president putin
has never passed up a photo op and his latest candidates come from the icy arctic. photographed in march, pensively walking among glaciers. the kremlin has also previously released video of reindeer riding russian soldiers. all of this part of the unveiling of the country's crown jewel, russia's sprawling trefoil military base located outside the arctic circle can house 150 troops and warplanes! while parts of the base remain top secret, the military offered up a virtual tour of the interior of the building. this pr rollout comes as moscow moves to lay claim to the region's huge oil and gas reserves believed to be worth as much as $35 trillion. russia the u.s./canada, denmark and norway have all been trying to assert jurisdiction over parts of the arctic. robert english is a former defense department policy analyst. >> we all stand to make money in the arctic. but, of course, this will all
grind to a halt if we see a new arms race instead. >> reporter: while the u.s. has a military presence in the arctic including airfields and infantry bases, there is concern in washington that russia has pushed in recent years to expand its own military capabilities there. >> some u.s. senators have already called on the trump administration to grow its presence in the arctic including building more icebreaking ships. russia is believed to have 40 of the vessels. the u.s. has 2. jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, london. speaking of cold areas, one tahoe ski resort says it has enough snow to stay open all summer long. squaw valley is toying with the idea since the snowpack is 85% above average. they could keep the lifts running into next season. squaw has already gotten 700 inches of snow this season and that's the second most ever. they have been planning to be open until at least the 4th of
july. let it snow! >> i can't imagine skiing red dog all the way into next season and, of course, the ice rink there as well, that's lots of hiking to be noted. okay. let's look at the snowfall totals this season alone. we are expecting more rain. our live hi-def doppler radar not picking up anything as of yet but as we pull this on out, you can see that we have the rain gathering and even intensifying across the northwestern section of the state of california. and it is leaning back all the way over the pacific ocean. so here's the deal. we are noticing increasing clouds now from our kpix 5 studios. looking out past pier nine where the winds are a little bit on the fly there. we do have pretty blue skies. we'll call it partly sunny now. how about another view? this time around looking towards golden gate bridge where we have the clouds on the increase and that's where we look at the clouds to thicken first of all in the north bay and then gradually sliding in a
southerly direction. temperatures right now high 50s in santa rosa with mostly cloudy skies. otherwise, we are in the 60s. it was sure cooler this morning by 10 degrees in many of your inland locations. good afternoon to charlie raines. it's a nice spring day near 70 degrees in vallejo and you're spot on there. charlie, we have winds under 10 miles per hour. these winds will be increasing to about 15 later today right now at 7 in vallejo. upstream we go to napa at 6. this is the area of low pressure. i'm not impressed with it at all. it's a weak disturbance. and it will bring us one more shot of rain showers this week not another chance of rain until next wednesday, thursday. so we have a nice dry warming trend working here. but tonight overnight there you have the leading band of the precipitation by about 8:00 tonight. far northern sonoma county. all this slides across the central bay by 2:00 in the morning and notice, it's falling apart at the seams as it drifts out towards the santa clara valley. then high pressure builds in. a few clouds but that's about it. meanwhile, rainfall totals, couple of goose eggs in san jose to about a tenth inch in
santa rosa. temperatures today 50s and 60s. by the time the sun sets at 7:49, i got to tell you, it looks like if we see any rain, it's more of a smattering of showers overnight then high pressure builds in look at your thursday it's going to be a good-looking afternoon this time tomorrow. even warmer on friday then we hang on the warming trend to be partly cloudy by tuesday. but near 80 degrees by friday away from the bay. >> i like the sound of that. >> right? >> yeah. >> plan your outdoor activities. >> for at least 7 days. >> thank you. let's check the stock market. >> the dow is down 105 points. up next, a little dog with some big tricks. how he dazzled people with this and his skills on the skateboard. >> plus, huge changes for one of tennis's biggest stars. the life changing event for serena williams. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
o'reilly had been with fox news channel for 2 decades. the announcement comes after mu embattled fox news host bill o'reilly has been fired. he had been with fox newschannel for two decades. the announcement comes after multiple settlements had to be paid out to settle sexual harassment allegations against him. since the settlements became public, more than 50 advertisers pulled their ads from o'reilly's show.
all right. tennis star serena williams has announced she is pregnant. this morning on snapchat, she shared a post which showed a pictures of her in a yellow swimsuit with the caption 20 weeks. the 23-time grand slam champion and her boyfriend got engaged in september. it's their first child. if the 20 week timeline is accurate it means she won this australian open while pregnant. a crowd expected at oracle arena tonight for the warriors's second play-off game of the season. tickets are still out there if you have the money. a front row seat going for almost $3,000 on warriors.com. but there are some cheaper seats on the site for as little as $127 each. splash brother klay thompson expects another tough game tonight against the trail blazers. >> play-offs, tight game or not remember at the end of the game we got the win and i'm happy we did but it's good we didn't blow them out. we don't get to relax.
we got to come out and respect them on fire on wednesday. >> we are waiting for an update on kevin durant who is listed as questionable for tonight because of a strained calf. tip-off against portland at 7:30. here's something you don't see every day. a pug, wow, look at that riling a skateboard. even uses his back legs to push. it was taken yesterday in monday. you can see the playful pup pick up the board in his mouth and, yeah, set it down so he can skate again. that's awesome. the man who shot the video says he has never seen the pooch before. it made for quite the show for onlookers. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,