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and i'm emily turner, kenny is off this morning. thousands of firefighters are good morning, everyone. it's tuesday, july 31st. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm emily turner in this morning for kenny choi. thousands of firefighters are spending another morning on the front lines as fires force widespread evacuations in northern california. crews battling the mendocino complex fire have shifted their focus to lake county. the ranch and river fires are threatening towns on the western edge of clear lake. anne makovec is live in lake county this morning with the latest. >> reporter: in lakeport, the entire town is evacuated. 175 and 29 behind me are both still shut down, and according to cal fire, this pair of fires
is only 5% contained. it has already burned combined about 68,000 acres. seven homes and several other small buildings have been destroyed and more than 10,000 structures are considered threatened here this morning. the fires started on friday, one to the north of clear lake and the other west, and they have grown exponentially, burning through unpopulated rural territory. firefighters have had a lot of challenges including the terrain around here, and what they call long-distance spotting. it's basically debris that's on fire from the fires, taken by the wind and starting other fires elsewhere. firefighters have been working very hard to keep the flames away from the town of lakeport, where 5,000 people live. they were evacuated sunday, and those evacuations remain in place. >> we understand people are
eager to get back in, but we understand that we have a lot of unburned fuels in this area and a be sure it's beginning to hold before we allow people to come back home. >> reporter: yesterday there were new evacuations, and many of the lakeport evacuees had to move again. the centers open this morning include mendocino college in ukiah, lower lake high school, twin pines casino in middletown, and the clear lake senior center. as for the spotting, that's something we witnessed here along highway 175. we avoided taking that here to lakeport yesterday out of concern for the fire. that is still shut down. we drove through it and you could see all the little spots of glowing embers along the roadway. it was pretty interesting how the fire was table travel.
just look at that and you wonder how much it would take for those to take off and start a whole new side of this fire. anne makovec, kpix 5. >> we see time and time again, it wouldn't take much. what are you hearing from evacuees out there? >> reporter: we spoke with some yesterday, and there's a lot of anxiety right now. they are not getting the status of their homes. all the homes here in lakeport, everything is fine at this point. looks like a lot of evacuations are precautionary, and just due to the unpredictable nature of this fire. obviously they have seen what's happened time and time again. already this season here in northern california, just widespread devastation across neighborhoods. >> thank you, anne. the carr fire is now 23%
contained and more than 103,000 acres burned. on the fire lines, these crews had to retreat into their truck as flames surrounded themful the fire claimed six lives already, including two firefighters. it's ravaged neighborhoods, especially in the city of redding. but firefighters say the worst may be over for that town. some residents have been allowed to return home. >> reporter: officials say the fire in redding is so big it's created it own weather pattern, a fire vortex that's consumed more than 700 homes. ed left to run an errand, leaving his wife and two great grandchildren behind. >> i was talking to my grandson on the phone. he said grandpa, come help us, the fire is at the back door. i said i'm close by, i'm trying to get in there.
i said, i'm right by you. i said, i'm right by you honey, just hold on. grandpa's coming. >> reporter: but he never made it back. >> my wife wrapped them in wet blankets, got over top of them, and laid there until the fire took them. >> reporter: he said he never received any evacuation notices and officials are investigating. so far at least 40,000 residents have had to evacuate, many returning to neighborhoods that have been burned to the ground. >> it's feeling wonderful to be able to come home and sleep in our own bed, knowing that the house is still here. >> reporter: the fire has been raging more than a week now, devouring an area the size of denver. cal fire urged patience from people eager to go home. >> our entire community is under an incredible amount of stress. and our community needs to show just a little extra understanding and compassion to each other, and slow down. >> reporter: police are now on the lookout for looters and have arrested at least five
people found in evacuated areas. it will be another scorcher there. >> unfortunately those inland spots aren't getting a break. they will get a break at the end of the week but for now, another day of heat. this is a look at the current conditions here. the river and ranch fires, gusts still around 22 miles an hour along the ridge tops north of the lake itself. 78 degrees, still warm for early morning conditions, and humidity is still dry. they didn't get much relief or moisture overnight, another hot day in store. for the lakeport area, temperatures 99 today and then 93 tomorrow. so at least a little drop, but still in the 90s and it will be hot and smokey through the end of the week. this is a look at all the
fires. of course this is the ferguson fire. we have the mendocino complex fires here, then the carr fire there. low humidity in the forecast, strong winds and temperatures even in redding 103 degrees for the high this afternoon. so another hot day for those firefighters. they definitely have a tough task ahead. unfortunately still hot today, most likely tomorrow, staying in the 90s to triple digits for all the inland communities as well. air quality is not so good, especially around the carr fire. look at all that red. the wind direction is going to move some of this smoke from the mendocino complex fires into the north bay. so you may wake up and note that smokey sky this morning for parts of the north bay, mainly north of santa rosa. overall satellite and radar showing moisture, thunderstorm activity for parts of the higher elevations. right now we have a little rain near lake tahoe. that's the monsoonal moisture, bringing on that heat.
places like san francisco, not much heat at all with 53 degrees. we are seeing a lot of brake lights heading out of antioch. westbound highway 4, this is a live look where the slowdowns begin as you're heading westbound. we had an accident near harbor but that looks like it's finally in the clearing stages. you can still see all the delays. those delays are likely to stick around through the morning commute. 20 minutes to get to 680 there. not a problem on 680 southbound, getting to highway 24 with an easy ride. heading along highway 24 to 580, smooth sailing in both directions. back to you, michelle. thank you. it appears north korea could be building new missiles. according to the washington post, u.s. spy agencies believe construction is taking place at
a factory that's already produced and icbm capable of hitting the eastern u.s. satellite and radar photos of missiles last month after pyongyang agreed to disarm its nuclear arsenal. president trump says he'll force a government shutdown in october if he doesn't get funding for a border wall. he also wants congress to roll back family sponsored immigration and the visa lottery program. >> if the president wants to shut down the government, that's his prerogative. i think it would be a mistake and i don't think it's going to be necessary. >> republicans in congress worry closing the government weeks before midterm elections could hurt them with voters. the government will shut down
if congress fails to pass a funding bill before the end of september. apple is pushing back against attacks that could pull millions from their pockets and into the city of cupertino. jackie ward is live with more this morning. >> reporter: we are talking about a potential $10 million the city of cupertino says it could work with. but it's targeting apple, and while apple is the biggest company that would be affected by this proposed tax, it's not the only company that would be hit with it. any businesses with 100 or more employees would be taxed on a per-employee basis instead of a flat fee based on square footage, which is in place now. supporters say it could support a light rail or commuters lanes. seattle tried to pass a similar tax but repealed it after pushback from businesses. we spoke with someone who's
lived here 31 years and supports the idea. >> these corporations, especially the larger ones, are located in the areas where we have infrastructure needs, so i can see where that would be helpful. >> reporter: apple employs more than 25,000 people in cupertino and argues they already do a lot for the city, citing improvements on sidewalks and crosswalks and finding ways to reduce traffic. apple has given more than $70 million to the city of cupertino. the chamber of commerce is also against the proposal, saying it was thrown together last minute and is asking which exact projects this would help fund. other bay area cities are considering similar tax proposals, and voters many mountain view will decide if it's right for their city in november.
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surveillance video caught the moments of a small shark getting stolen.. right from its tank! esta with a bizarre theft at an aquarium in texas, surveillance video showing a small shark getting stolen right from its tank. >> reporter: caught on camera, watch as a man reaches into a shark tank at the san antonio aquarium, pulling a 16-inch gray horned shark out with his bare hands and walking past surveillance cameras. another man follows behind, carrying what looks like a bag. moments later the two return, and with the help of a woman, conceal the shark in a stroller and roll it away. >> once they took it out, they put it in a blanket, went into a secure area of the building. the blanket was wet. >> employees noticed a trail of water and followed the suspects to the parking lot, reporting their truck to police. authorities tracked the shark
down after seeing a photo of a shark on a san antonio facebook page asking $300 for it. >> when we got into the garage and into the house, it looked like a mock-up of here, a lot of different marine animals in the home. very much knew what he was doing and kept that animal alive. >> reporter: two people confessed to stealing the shark. it's estimated to be worth up to $2,000. employees call this shark a fighter and survivor. she's likely to make a full recovery. laura podesta, cbs news, new york. >> glad the shark is okay. >> of all the things to steal, it wouldn't be a shark. >> you wouldn't steal anything,
i know that. >> it's true. jaclyn? wouldn't catch me trying to steal a shark. right now we are tracking slowdowns, and we have a new crash to tell you about. highway 4 westbound, travel times are in the yellow out of antioch, 18 minutes over toward 680. we have a new accident near 242. looks like a car involved in that with some injuries, so emergency crews are heading to the scene there. definitely a visual distraction. we are not sure if it's blocking any lanes. we are slow in the eastbound direction as well. this is a live look at highway 4 approaching fort chicago highway. coming down the hill there
westbound, just seeing that steady stream of cars th rning lining up. we have a new crash along westbound 580. not seeing any major backups yet but the real slowdowns are in tracy, through the altamont pass. supercommuters, you know the drill. 32 minutes from 205 toward 680. take a live look at the san mateo bridge, everyone on their best behavior this morning along that stretch. that's a check of traffic. neda? along this stretch, we have a little fog out there. another day of foggy conditions at the golden gate bridge, and that's anywhere near the water. we have the early morning marine layer, as we have been getting. live look from our roof camera ear, at least there are no clouds covering the view of this. san francisco feels cool under the clouds, 53 degrees with a little moisture air as well. 57 in livermore, oakland 55,
concord 60 degrees. another warm day inland. places like san francisco and oakland, not so much. temperatures will be a little below average for san francisco. a look at the visibility map right now, half moon bay down to 4 miles. some areas around the bay we have a little drizzle in the air. santa rosa now under a mile, so keep that in mind if you're heading through the north bay. that fog is hanging low in the valley spots, as it does. it's building a little bit toward fairfield but staying away from you for now. sunrise at 6:12 a.m. and 8:19 p.m. tonight for the sunset. wind speeds are bringing in cooler air, right now west northwest winds in most
locations. look how strong through fairfield, 21 miles an hour. 60 for half moon bay, 891in mor these numbers are a couple degrees cooler than yesterday. across the east bay, low 90s for antioch and brentwood, 92 in pleasant hill. so a little bit of a west wind blowing through the delta keeping temperatures from getting too hot. 68 in berkeley, not too warm there. napa and sonoma in the mid-80s, which is not bad. this is where a lot of that heat is. of course away from the water, it will be very toasty. the mendocino complex fire, temperatures still on the rise. that ridge is still in place e r fo the higher elevations across the sierra. then this low is going to nudge it a little more to the east. that's when we'll start in temp
right now noticing a little rain coming through. parts of the sierra tahoe and foothills, that may continue again this afternoon as the unstable air creates thunderstorm activity. this is good news. by the next couple days, we'll see temperatures dropping from the 90s to the 80s. we'll be right back. i am extremely proud of jackie, gaby and stephanie. we worked with pg&e to save energy because we wanted to help the school. they would put these signs on the door to let the teacher know you didn't cut off the light. the teachers, they would call us the energy patrol. so they would be like, here they come, turn off your lights! those three young ladies were teaching the whole school about energy efficiency. we actually saved $50,000. and that's just one school, two semesters, three girls. together, we're building a better california.
there's a strong possibility of tommy john surgery after this. watch last night. hosmer scores on this gapper, game tied. giants win 5-3, back to the even mark for the season. a's only 11,000 showing up last night. they saw an offensive explosion. in the fourth, martini dropped one off granderson, and he
didn't feel so hot after taking a baseball to the noggin. a's win 10-1 and jackson gets the victory, a's back in the wild card race. tomly is expected to miss two weeks with a hip injury, playing only two games last year with a shin injury. the players seem to like john gruden. >> he's bringing us film from like 1976, when you didn't even think they had film. like grainy film where you can barely see the players. but he has that knowledge. >> as long as you win games, who cares about the projector?
see you tonight. >> reporter: the city of cupertino is considering what they are calling an employee tax, which seems to be taking aim at apple. >> reporter: and 8,000 people still under evacuation orders as a pair of fires continues to threaten communities in lake and mendocino counties. we are live there next. if i never get off this island, tell my family i love...
saving people money on car insurance. i'm michelle griego. and i'm emily turner, in for kenny. a pair of wildfires - burning dangerously close about 10- thousand structures in lake and mendocino counties. crews are working around the clock to try and drive the flames away good morning, i'm michelle griego. >> i'm emily turner in for kenny choi. crews are working around ock to
away from homes, the ranch and river fires threatening towns on the western edge of clear lake. officials have expanded evacuation orders there. anne makovec is live in lake county this morning. >> reporter: i'm here in the town of lakeport. it's all evacuated and both highways here 175 and 29, they are both shut down. the good news, it's a little less smokey than it was when i was here yesterday. but firefighters say this fire only 5% contained, and they have burned about 68,000 acres combined and several buildings have been lost, more morning. the fires started on friday and have grown, bunking through unpopulated rural territory.
firefighters have had a lot of challenges here with the rugged terrain. they have been relying on air drops to protect these towns. firefighters have been working hard to keep the flames away from lakeport, where 5,000 people live. those people were evacuated sunday, and those evacuation orders remain in place. some refuse to leave. >> leaving some of our people behind that wouldn't leave their property was hard. they're in like they're eighties. >> reporter: yesterday there were new evacuations as well, and about 100 evacuees had to move yet again. mendocino college is open this morning in ukiah, lower lake high school, twin pines casino sent in clear lake. lear lake
there are about 2,000 firefighters working on the front lines right now, but just a massive area for them to be dealing with. so we're getting an update later this morning about how well the containment lines have been able to hold. anne makovec, kpix 5. >> any clue when the evacuation orders will be lifted? >> reporter: firefighters are not giving any indication of that right now. it looks like all the communities where the people have been evacuated from are safe right now and the fire seems to be moving away from there. even the highway behind me, 17ovin uld see glowing embers on the side of the road. there is the possibility those could take branchpart ofst ignited a little bit. so that's the challenges firefighters are dealing with right now, making renone of
that actually does threaten these towns. the carr fire in shasta county is now one of the most destructive in california's history. six people have died, including two firefighters, and hundreds of homes have been destroyed. yesterday some evacuees in redding were allowed back in to assess the damage. and northern california animal shelters are dealing with an influx of pets separated from owners during the evacuations. >> reporter: these dogs are far from home, curious and confused. >> they were very nervous. they know something is going on. >> reporter: rescued from the flames in redding, 17 dogs the the blaze burns closer to the shelter they were in. >> it was quite a task because the last thing in redding.
>> reporter: picked up by a transport team, the pups are taking refuge in roseville at the new, not even open yet, placer county spca facility. >> we just didn't have a facility that was capable of bringing in this number of animals. >> reporter: the spca will assess the pet's medical and behavioral needs to determine if it's ready for adoption, or if it needs to be reunited with its owner. >> we are just happy to give them a safe place to be and the love and attention they need. >> reporter: saving pets from a deadly wildfire as an entire community copes with disaster. >> we needed to be there to lend whatever hand we could. let's check the weather in that area today. the wind isgoto yes, smoke to be a
problem. it's going to work down into parts of the north bay this morning and this afternoon. that wind shift is going to cause problems in the north bay. look at the fires right now. this doesn't include all the fires, because there's 98 throughout the state. these are the large ones. this one of course the ferguson fire. then the mendocino complex fire, wind gusts 22 miles an hour right now through the ridge tops. they will continue to deal with that. then the carr fire, 103 degrees expected near redding today and again tomorrow. so not much relief in sight. it will be dry, hot and windy, and smokey as well. look how much smoke is being sent over northern california. of course the air quality is poor in the eas in and purple. en neareala, it's wind
it will start to indealing with this morning. this is a look at the futurecast with the winds. not breezy out there right now, just places like fairfield. then around 1:00 p.m. or so, you could notice a little wind in places like santa rosa. again, that northwest direction will mean all the difference. we have the overall southwest flow but as we get the northwest flow, you can see where it's getting shaded in yellow and blue through this afternoon. that's where the smoke will work its way towards places like santa rosa. for most bay area locations we're dealing with the onshore flow and that coastal cool air, helping mix out a lot of that smoke. places like san francisco, you won't necessarily be dealing with smokey skies. it's the inlandtithe end of
week. for now foggy and drizzly over the golden gate bridge. that's right, drivers. please be careful across the span. we have slowdowns heading out of antioch. this crash set the tone here. it's no longer blocking lanes, but you can see the brake lights in the westbound direction, 21 minutes to get to 680 there. this is the eastbound direction of highway 4 near fort chicago, a stream of slowdowns all the way to 680. this is a live look at highway 4 near fort chicago highway. more on that coming up in the next report. in a few hours, congress will be grilling officials on
the migrant families separated. this comes after abuse allegations at immigrant detention facilities. nude and cold in concrete cells. dianne feinstein and chuck grassley are demanding the probe. the first trial stemming from the mueller investigation is set to begin in virginia in less than an hour. paul manafort is facing 18 counts of bank and tax fraud related to work he did before working for then-candidate trump. he's given up his plans to challenge special counsel robert mueller in court. apple is speaking out against a proposed tax in cupertino. jackie ward is live this morning to explain why. >> reporter: this is the kind of tax that other bay area cities have considered, but
tonight cupertino is deciding whether they want to apply the employee tax. it seems to be taking aim at the largest employer, which is apple. they employ about 25,000 people in cupertino. this tax would affect any company with more than 100 employees, not the square footage plan. the city says it could bring many and additional $10 million and help fund projects like light rail and new commuter lanes. the chamber of commerce says they need more specifics regarding where the influx of money would go. >> what we need to do is figure out what the it is what we want to fund before we come up with the funding mechanism. >> reporter: apple's vice president wrote a letter to the city council saying apple already does a lot for cupertino, giving the city $70 million for public benefits, and has helped improve
sidewalks and crosswalks. mountain view voted to put a similar tax on their ballot this coming november, and others are considering doing the same thing. jackie ward, kpix 5. the economy was on fire in the second quarter. according to the government, it was the strongest quarter in nearly four years. will it last? jill schlesinger is joining us to help us answer that question. start with what's behind the strong quarter. >> reporter: that catalyst for the 4.1 percent growth rate is a combination of factors including a jump in exports, foreign buyers snapping up u.s. goods like soybeans before the tariffs went into effect. and the republican tax cuts propelled improvements and even the government got a bump in
spending. >> is the growth expected to last? >> reporter: we are likely to see a slower pace in the second half of the year. for all of 2018, the gdp is likely to expand by 3%. i know that doesn't sound like a lot, but we have averaged 2.2% since 2009. so if we were to see 3% this year, it would be the best annual pace since 2005. it would also mean this expansion, which is right now the second longest on record, it has a shot at becoming the longest one if it lasts for another year. to learn what part of the economy didn't participate in the growth, you have to go to jillonmoney.com. time now 5:41. cyclists want changes on a
forecast in just a few minutes. in southern california -- good morning, everybody. this is a live look at san josi, clear skies out there, especially compared to the fog in san francisco. you'll start to feel the warmth, temperatures in the mid- 80s for san josi. not so much the 90s in the south bay. temperatures will slowly start to cool off. i'll explain coming up in the full forecast in a few minutes. in southern california, fire raced toward homes and a p complexes in santa clarita just northwest of los anles. a helicopter made water drops while firefighters fought the
fire from the ground. embers caused damage to 13 units. that fire is 85% > a large bus camera straddling lanes, at one point veering near an oncoming cyclist on mt. diablo. on facebook the head of the organization says it's been happening more frequently, and they are asking members to contact lawmakers about the problem. >> i think it definitely warrants a discussion and warrants looking into. >> the corners are tight and roads are narrow. anything larger than a regular size vehicle is kind of a safety hazard. >> cyclists say they don't want albanned, just more regulations on them. mars got close overnight and the view was spectacular. >> for four hours, the red planet appeared at only 35.8 million miles away. >> only. >> it's the closest it's been
since 2003. mars experienced a dust storm but it didn't stop stargazers. to see it again, you'll have to wait until 2035. i didn't see it. >> it was too foggy across a lot of san francisco. had to get above 1,000 feet basically to view it. nighttime hike. >> there's always 2035. don't need mars to see the red lights out here. already a busy start this morning for your tuesday commute. bay those metering lights were activated before 5:30 and the backup is growing toward the foot of the maze there. 25 minutes for those heading
into san francisco. once you get on the skyway, the ride is a bit sluggish. earlier problem involving a car block one of the lanes southbound 101 approaching caesar chavez. things pick up toward 280 but slowdowns already building this morning on 101. traffic alert at the oyster point onramp, shut down as you're trying to to get onto southbound 101. to get around that, use airport produce avenue as your onramp to get on southbound 101. chp estimates 7:00 a.m. for this, hopefully reopen by then. this is 101 near 380, traffic okay in both directions. we are still in the green for travel times. over to the 101 from 880, san
mateo bridge definitely getting busier westbound. we are in the green but that's likely to change within the next few minutes. neda? good morning, everybody. this is a live look at the low clouds, a little dark out there over san francisco and around the bay. also going to notice a little haze in the sky today. sunrise at 6:12 and sunset at 8:19 tonight. golden gate bridge, visibility is pretty low. there's a lot of moisture in the air. temperatures are cool through san francisco, 53 degrees, livermore 57, oakland 53. visibility still low around
half moon bay, down to 3 miles, petaluma 6, foggy conditions throughout a lot of the north bay this morning. that will be replaced with the smoke from the mendocino complex fires. the wind direction is going to push that toward santa rosa, so something to keep in mind if you live up there. may not feel too great outside. satellite and radar, we have the marine layer being pushed as far as fairfield, almost. san josi starting to see the cloud cover your way as well. sfo, west winds at 12 miles an hour. not too strong there. of course when we get the onshore breeze, we get the cooler water temperature contributing to keeping things chilly, pacifica 59 degrees today and union city 75. compare that to 91 in morgan hill, low 90s antioch and
brentwood again, livermore 92 degrees today. it will still be hot inland. temperatures will be dropping a little bit, from the low 90s to the 80s by the end of the week. 65 in sausalito with the cool air, oakland 70 degrees. these temperatures are close to normal for this time of year, but up north of course above average conditions. it's not good news for firefighters. this ridge of high pressure is bringing the heat and a little moisture for the higher elevations this morning and this afternoon. that's contributing to the heat inland. this low is going to start to move it to the east. when that dips closer to us, we'll get the drop in temperatures. right now the satellite and radar showing that moisture across the higher elevations. we saw the early morning rain in parts of tahoe. look at the temperatures, low 90s to the upper 80s.
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the nurse, samantha stewart, and a rape in brooklyn. officers say there's no evidence to support his additional murder claims. a suspect is in custody in connection with a deadly bart attack. investigators say 24-year-old jashawn combs turned himself in. he's accused of punching don sevens on july 21st, causing him to fall and hit his head. he later died. a bay area woman says she's never shopping at a popular store again after workers accused her and her family of shoplifting. erica martin gives care man in view. cops blocked her car and told
her safeway employees accused her of shoplifting and that a group of kids were stealing items and bringing them back to her car. >> i blame the safeway employees. for them to do something like that to me, it's hurtful and shameful. i'm not going back to that safeway ever. >> police say the family were calm and realized workers got it wrong. a spokesperson told us they called police because a man who had shoplifted there before had returned. the political newcomer campaigning today in the bay area at a soldout fundraiser. plus anne makovec is live as wildfires rip through northern california. >> reporter: thousands still under evacuation orders in lake ming up, the latest numbers on containment and the challenges firefighters are dealing with today.
this place from southern border to the northern border is set to ignite. >> now at 6:00, state of exhaustion for crews on the front lines battling deadly wildfires ravaging california. the threat to homes and evacuations underway. i would have no problem doing a shutdown. >> president trump doubles down on his threat of a government shutdown. and some of the biggest names in bay area tech being targeted for a possible tax increase. first, the death toll from the raging wildfires around the state is now up to 8. there are 17 fires burning, the largest ones to the north. the ranch and river fires are threatening the western edge of lake county, where