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>> right now, san jose police out in force on the eve of cinco de mayo, hoping that revelers don't get carried away. first a story you will only see on nbc bay area news. >> this is a mace take they shouldn't have made. >> she said her dinner out changed her life forever. she has been awarded nearly $2 million after eating pizza at a local restaurant. thanks for joining us on this friday. i'm raj mathai. >> one moment she was eating a slice of pizza and the next in terrible pain.
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a bay area woman claims a chicken bone pierced her esophagus and almost killed her. she settled with the restaurant and is telling her story for the first time. >> that san francisco mother said the chicken bone landed her in the hospital for weeks. she needed surgery and needed feeding tubes and hopes the jury's decision will send a message about safety to food suppliers. >> i thought i had a bad piece. i tried to cough it up and department have any luck. >> setting with her attorney, she talks about the meal two years later. there was a chicken bone on the barbecued chicken pizza she ate at a round table pizza in south san francisco in february of
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2010. the bone locked in her esopha s esophagus. >> it was suspended like a bridge and punctured in two places. >> she fought a-threatening chest infection and doctors performed 14 surgeries in a matter of weeks. >> there was a high risk and i mustn't swallow or i can die. >> she filed a lawsuit against foster farms and round table pizza. a jury awarded her $2 million for pain and suffering and $500,000 for medical costs. they said we regret the injuries caused by a chicken bone. the product was sold to restaurants as an ingredient and not at retail. foster farms maintained an outstanding food safety record for more than 70 years. >> this is a mistake they shouldn't have made. >> at trial she learned foster
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farms and round table know there could be bones on pizza. >> their agreement with the manufacturer was that there could be up to two bones in processed products. there could be bones in there and they should have looked. >> she hopes her case will improve quality control at both companies. >> i have two more surgeries. one in june will put a chip in my vocal apparatus that gives me more voice and more breath. >> felicity prepares if more surgery and her attorney is preparing for an appeal. nbc bay area news. >> happening now on the eve of cinco de mayo, police are preparing for massive crowds. a live look over downtown san jose from our chopper, sjpd hoping to avoid the violent and rowdy crowds that plagued the celebration. let's bring in george kiriyama
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and you have seen how violent this holiday can be in downtown san jose. what's the plan for tomorrow? >> i have. we will have a huge police presence as well as east side san jose. here in downtown, some of the police are out here on the corner of fourth and santa clara. we have not heard of any cirquo de mayo arrests so far, but police are digging in for the long weekend. >> on downtown street corners, you see them. police presence on stand by in case anything happens this cinco de mayo weekend. >> because of that, we do have enough officers that will be out there in full presence. highly visible and making sure it's a safe environment for everyone to celebrate. >> what are they want to avoid is this scene of out of control crowds running around. 56 people were arrest and
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several business his windows broken as rocks started flying. business owners do not want to repeat that night. >> for my business is vandalized or stuff is stolen, that's me financially. >> nrt heart of the mexican american community on the east side, it was a festive mood with many passing cars displaying flags and colors. >> we welcome everyone to celebrate and there is no reason for individuals to fear. >> shawn will not be taking any chances, he and other neighboring businesses will be staying overtime to guard their stores. >> i plan on being here an hour or two to see if they will be rough. i will keep an eye on my business. >> you are looking at live video. pictures from up above again. no cinco de mayo-related arrests so far. we will give you an update. live here in downtown san jose,
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nbc bay area news. >> hope it stays quiet. police need your help looking for the gunman who unloaded on a home in milpitas. it happened off of piedmont road. several shots fire and no one hit. two parked cars were damaged. at least four people were involved. if you have information, they want to hear from you. no cause behind the raging fire in san jose that occurred thursday. flame destroying a house on topaz avenue and it also charred the home next door. everyone got out okay, but one was treated for smoke inhalation. >> a trait crime investigation is intensifying after a transgender woman was shot. a community is calling for the end to violence against them while the search for the killer continues. nbc bay area's cheryl hurd joins us from oakland.
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>> many transgender women say they don't have anywhere to go. many of them hang out here near 14th and broadway in downtown. that proved deadly for one woman on sunday. >> brandy had a zest for life. they are trying to find the killer. she was shot and killed early sunday morning while sitting in her car with three other friends. a killing that appears to be motivated by hate. a trend is on the rise. >> we're don't save spaces for minorities. we don't save spaces for the transgender community and young gay men. where do they go to socialize and get services? >> tiffany woods is the former supervisor at the trivalley health center in fremont. >> the perception is that
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besides the sensationalism, their lives don't matter. >> for appears hate crimes among women is on the rise in the bay area. the san francisco district attorney's office said about a third of all hate crime this is year target transgender women. >> i have been rape and robbed at gunpoint and carjack and shot. >> coleman, a transgender woman said she was in the car when she was shot. police need to do more to protect people like her. >> they barely solve the regular murders. a black transgender murder? they figure you set yourself up and it's the life you choose. >> police say they need your help in solving the crime. >> we apologize for the signal
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programs. that was cheryl hurd. anal elderly woman remains in critical condition after a house fire. they got a call and the smoke was coming from a home on 41st. inside they found a woman unconscious. she was rushed to st. francis hospital. crews were able to get the house fire under control. >> up next, the cop corruption case that rocked the bay area. a key figure learns his fate. also -- >> a disease people don't like to talk about because it involves the bathroom. >> she wants to suffer in silence. a cure for something many in the bay area live with every day. >> anxiety and depression. aubrey huff's first interview explaining why he left the giants. >> i'm jeff ranieri in the whether center. increased sunshine for the south bay and temperatures in the upper 70s and looking for something to do. it's all about the livermore wine country festival. we will haveow hotetain h h hot
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it will get in the seven-day forecast coming up.
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stolen drugs and crooked cops. a dramatic scandal that rocked several east bay police departments and brought down a glitzy private investigator. here's jodi hernandez. >> it's a very disturbing video and it's about as strong evidence as one could have. >> this under cover video showing private i christopher butler and norman welsh taking part in an apparent drug deal helped lead to butler admitting
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he is guilty. butler stood up in front of a federal court judge today and in his own words described how he helped welsh steal drugs from law enforcement evidence lockers and then sold the drugs for cash. >> it's hard for a defendant to go into custody knowing he will do a prison sentence. there comes a time when it's important to get it done. >> butler also admitted to teaming up to rob prostitutes. he told the judge he helped open a massage parlor that provided sexual services in pleasant hill and he collected money from the women who worked there in exchange for welsh's police protection. >> he feels extremely bad for a lot of reasons. a lot of people got hurt by this. his family particularly. >> meanwhile coconspirator pleaded guilty for his is also heading to prison.
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he is sentenced to three years behind bars. >> what are he did was wrong and he is prepared to pay the price for the wrong decisions. >> jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> two arrests during the first ever open house. officers detaining two people who caused the disruption in that event. thens showed up to get an inside look at what the department is all about. there was a police helicopter fly over and police say it was their effort to let the community know they are doing their best to fight crime in a difficult situation. >> really solidified and strengthened and hope for a good turn out. . >> despite the move, two dozen protested the event. the department should go on trial for officer-involved killings in oakland.
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>> no pets are sick, but tainted dog food made more than a dozen people sick. the centers for disease control said 14 people in the midwest and on the east coast came down with salmonella after dishing up their dog's food. the food was made by diamond petted if pet food. the same plant produced food contaminated by toxic mold that killed dozens of dogs. >> a day at sea they will not soon forget. a couple from sonoma is credited for saving a tangled whale's life. they held free the whale from nets and buoys three miles off the coast of bodega bay. this was the whale spotted off the coast of orange counto april 17th. yesterday the fishermen used 12-foot polls and hooks to untangle the mess.
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typically it is violation of the marine mammal protection act, but the crew is exempt under the law's good samaritan clause. >> two weeks ago in a panic he left the team. for the first time, the giants star aubrey huff is opening up about anxiety and depression. he said he woke up at the team hotel in new york city and couldn't breathe. he thought he might die. it was the beginning of an eight-hour panic attack. he packed his bags and left the team without telling anyone and caught a flight back to his home in mpa, florida. he is back with the giants and shared his story with the chronicle. he added i was always taught that people who had anxiety issues were weak-minded people. now that it happened to me, you can see you can't control it. to people this happened to, there is nothing you can say or do on the outside to make somebody feel better. he is seeing a counsellor in san francisco and the giants put him on the disabled list.
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>> when is a stomach ache more than a stomach ache? it ends with the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease. a lot of people who have crone's disease are not willing to talk about it publicly. a young woman is being frank, hoping to bring about a cure. >> chelsea curry loves making cup take cakes. these are for her grandma and they made 700 sweet treats to raise awareness about a disease about as far from sweet as you can get. at the able of 15, kelsey was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. >> people don't like to talk about it because it involves the bathroom. you have to be near a bathroom often. >> it's an autoimmune disorder in the colon. the inflammation and bleeding
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can happen from the mouth to the anus. >> when are it involves the lining of the bowel, it causes bleeding and discomfort so we feel pain and it can lead to diarrhea, weight loss, fever. >> 1.4 million americans suffers from ulcerative colitis or crone's disease and more children are being diagnosed, perhaps because of better testing. >> on the bad days, i can't do anything. i am at home in bed and feet from the bathroom. it's rough. i can't really eat when i'm sick. >> kelsy is a counsellor at camp gut busters. after five years of meds, kelsey is considering surgery. >> for takes away the diseased part of the intestine, but doesn't completely fix the problem because then you are left without a large intestine. that's why we need research. >> a cure is a long ways off for crone's disease.
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>> kelsey will be honored at the crone's and colitis foundation. >> we are walking down the embarcadero. loud and proud. some people wear toilet seats around their necks so it's fun to joke about it. >> she will try to keep laughing and have the conversations hoping that the more people know about the disease that keeps her in the bathroom, the sooner there will be a cure. nbc bay area news. >> let's bring in jeff ranieri who is back having fun at the livermore wine festival. >> getting kicked off and love you guys quite a bit it was hard it get in the car and get here. the weather is phenomenal and everybody was so great tonight. the current numbers at livermore are 50 and in sunnyvale and 51. in san francisco, that's where we have excellent visibility. the downtown camera and look off to the center of the screen. the golden gate bridge and
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lights twinkling high in the sky. the moon is near a full moon phase. technically not quite there yet. the waxuous gibbuous phase it. occurs on cinco de mayo tomorrow night. let's bring you back throughout the morning hours. we have a clear start and on the cooler side. by the afternoon hours, the temperatures even a few 80s and gets hotter as we head into the back half of the weekend. here comes high pressure. we have been talking about it this way for the past three to four days. it won't move directly on top of california. that will keep us out, but it will nudge offshore. enough so that we will have these drying and slightly offshore winds throughout sunday. that looks to bring back beach weather and lower humidities and slightly increased the fire danger as well. sunday looks like the warmest days here over the next three. as we head throughout the
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morning, not too bad of a start. 49 in fremont and 50 in san francisco and 45 in santa rosa. one of the cooler spots. daytime highs top out in the 70s. 80 in almaden valley and close to 80 in livermore and also 72 here in oakland and 70 in san francisco. if you are so happened to look for something to do, saturday and sunday, livermore wine country festival will be happening. temperatures will be in the upper 70s as it starts to round out there on saturday and sunday. again it goes all day. it's not only about the wine. there is also plenty of stuff to do for the family, including your young ones. sunday and monday, also mid-and upper 80s and still thinking about the wine country festival. we had a great time and as we head throughout monday, tuesday, wednesday, and thursday.
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welcome back to nbc bay area. and you know the giants are moody. can timmy rescue his teammates. cy young is the winning pitcher on the mound. let's go out for action.
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bottom of the sixth and brandon has the run on and passed rickie weeks at second base. the game tied at four. top of the seventh and sergio romo. two rbis. that will put the go ahead runs on the board. brewers win, 6-4. jamie has more. >> once again, the one big inning that hurt tim lincecum on friday. he was happy with how he made adjust ams and said it was too late and takes full blame for the fourth straight loss. >> early, he was fighting himself. he made a nice adjustment and threw the ball well. i had all the confidence in the world. i wish i left him in there. ar are giving up the first
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inning, that's no way to put your team in a situation to win. i take a lost responsibility for the game as i should. we are supposed to go deep in the games and i haven't. they improved. simple as that. >> one of the things that helped lincecum make the adjustments is after the first two innings, he looked at the video to see what exactly he was doing wrong. from at&t park, nbc bay area. >> thank you, jamie. over to the a's and rays. bottom of the third and runners on second and third. luke scott singles to right. 3-1, rays. bottom of the fourth we go from there and jose molina had one on. homers to left to make it 5-1, rays. a's lose the final, 7-2. tomorrow is the running of the 138th kentucky derby known as the greatest two minutes in
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sports. you can watch the race here and race coverage begins at 1:00. post time is set for 3:24. raj and jessica, i have the horse rate here. his name is paul revere and the guy said that the weather is clear. can do. can do. if he said the horse can do. i got the horse right here. >> where is the guard? >> thank you, henry. >> thanks a lot, henry.of back in a mome. ba
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>>. >> first a hit show about storage wars and now a flea market war. in union city they hope a major network will pick it up. they have a facebook page and they will buy goods every sunday
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