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louise will be shut down within 60 to 90 days. >> they're going to continue all the other services and the reason why they're shutting us down was because that we were losing money. >> the people down in morgan hill and gilroy and south county really only have that hospital as an option. >> daughters of charity have been taking business -- a process that closed yesterday. the timing of today ease move has the county board member wondering if they chose bankruptcy over sale. >> there's going to be a degradation of service social security before we can straighten things out. >> it's possible they'll go bankrupt. that's another concern that we have and especially with our pensions and things like that. >> again, there are planned cuts at o'connor hospital in san jose as well. including the pediatric department and the neat owe nate al intensive care unit.
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coming up at 6:00 the cuts and the plans to save the hospitals altogether. robert handa, nbc bay area news. >> that's big news for a lot of south bay families. new video of protesters taking over san francisco's si city hall. >> lloyd and active as you can -- loud and active as you can see. black lives matter. the rallying cry. it's across the bay area and across the country. let's look at a bird's eye view. this is a planned march against police brutality. below, you see protesters marching through the streets of san francisco. this is market street right now. they're walking slowly down market. obviously tying up rush hour traffic and traffic heading to the giants game this evening. nbc bay area's mark matthew is at city hall and what's the plan here? how long will the protests last. >> i wish i could tell you that. they're marching west on market street. i started covering this at noon
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today when the rally began on the steps of city hall. but it was clear pretty early on that they intended to go inside and stop the supervisors from conducting what the protesters called business as usual. >> the black lives matter rally on the steps of city hall was organized by service employees union members who told the crowd it wasn't just about officer involved shootings. >> it's about housing, health and poor education. it's about jobs. jobs. >> but the biggest responses from the 200 to 300 participants came when speakers talked about housing. >> black families have held their homes for generations and they're losing their homes. >> one said her son was shot and killed in june of 2001 and last year she lost her home to foreclosure. >> my son is dead. my home is gone. all i got left is my soul and my
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voice. >> is it all about the rich and nothing about the poor? nothing about the poor working class? we're here to stay. city hall is our building. >> and as sf to reinforce that statement, at 2:00 this afternoon, the protesters moved inside to take over the 2:00 p.m. supervisor's meeting. board president temporarily shut down the meeting. the protesters stayed. meanwhile, at the front door of city hall marchers from a second black lives matter rally that began in the mission reached city hall and were stopped at the security gates by deputies and police in helmets and visors. the front doors were locked and the whistles and chanting created a deafening noise inside the marble entrance. >> by 3:00 the protesters had exited the building and they marched down to market and where
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they are now on market near the u.n. plaza heading west. we don't know how much longer they're going to be protesting or how much longer this march will continue. but we'll be back at 6:00 with the latest. reporting from city hall, mark matthews matthews nbc bay area news. >> this is a fluid situation what's happening in the streets of san francisco. let's go across the bay also active in the east bay. protesters blocking streets and freeways there. it started at oakland's franco ga wa plaza. at one point 880 was shut down but the chp cleared the scene. on the south bay, pictures from san jose this afternoon. a march for dozens of people towards city hall. the demonstration we should add was peaceful. we'll keep monitoring all the protests across the bay area throughout the evening. now to the developing story, asiana airlines is back in the news after the deadly crash.
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today in hiroshima japan, sent the plane skidding off the runway. the tail struck the runway. investigators found an an ten it caught in the landing gear suggesting it clipped a communications building. damage to the left wing and engine. 20 people were hurt. in san francisco in july 2013 an asiana flight struck the seawall on landing causing it to crash and catch on fire. three were killed and 200 hurt. the ntsb blamed it on pilot error. now to an nbc bay area follow-up. it took nearly two years, but tonight we have answers about the death of two b.a.r.t. workers. christopher shepherd and lawrence daniels were struck and killed while inspecting tracks. it happened during a strike by b.a.r.t.'s two largest unions. a substitute train operator hit those workers. ntsb report released today found the b.a.r.t. rail access policy was to blame.
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the policy meant track workers were solely responsible for their safety and had no communication with the train drivers. b.a.r.t. dropped that policy the day after the accident. one of the bay area's biggest water districts is taking drastic steps tonight to get people to conserve. penalties, rate increases and watering restrictions are on the way. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez is live in oakland where the utility district declared a stage 4 critical drought today and jodi, i understand that's the highest stage possible. >> reporter: it is. it's actually the first time an east bay history that they had to declare a stage 4 drought. when it comes to water, we're in a crisis situation. if we don't start ramping up our conservation, we'll have to pay the price. >> there's a drain from the washing machine -- >> leonard spent the day installing a laund troy landscape system.
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rerouting a family's washing machine water from the sewer to the garden. >> you can use -- lightly used water from the washer the clothes washer and plumb that to your garden. >> if you have water that could nourish the water, no reason to send it down the sewer. >> more people may be pushed to take similar steps. >> we're in a stage of drought that's worse than the stage 4. >> for the first time ever the east bay municipal utility district took the extraordinary step of declaring a stage 4 critical drought. the board approved mandatory 20% cutbacks and stricter outdoor watering rules. it also set the stage for rate increases and penalties for overusers. >> although it comes from the sky, it is not free. we have to make the best use of the water we have today. >> the new rules and fees are drawing praise from those who
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are already scaling back. >> i think that's brilliant. i mean, sometimes people need a little prod to do the right thing. >> reporter: the mandatory 20% cutbacks and the new watering rules go into effect immediately. the board hopes to implement the rate increases and the penalty for those who use four times more than the average user in the coming months. those proposals need to go through another public hearing. live in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. thank you, jodi. we continue our drought coverage online. click on the running dry story box on the front page to get to the drought page. that's at nbc decision 2016 day one on the campaign trail. hillary clinton made a first stop on her second presidential campaign. this time around, more low key. she's in iowa to hold small group meetings at coffee shops and gas stations.
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they know her as secretary of state and senator and first lady. the goal is to make the campaign much more personal and aim it at middle class voters. >> i'm running for president because i think that americans and their families need a champion. i want to be that champion. there's something wlong when hedge fund managers pay lower tax rates than nurses or the truckers i saw on i-80. >> right now, mrs. clinton is the only democratic hopeful. but the field of republican candidates continues to grow. that leads us to florida senator, marco rubio. he talked about becoming the first hispanic president in u.s. history. >> i hope it would be an affirmation that this continues to be a nation of equality and opportunity. it doesn't matter how your last name is pronounced or where your parents came from. if you work hard and persevere in this country, you can go as far as your talent and work take you. >> the republican senator appeared on the "today" show this morning.
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he joins rand paul and texas governor ted cruz as gop presidential hopefuls. jeb bush has yet to announce. another step in the relationship between the u.s. and cuba. president obama will remove the communist island from the list of state sponsors of terror. this after a historic meeting and handshake between president obama and cuban president raul castro in panama. the next step to normalizing relationships is the opening of embassies in both countries. cube wa as added to the terrorism list in 1982 foreits support of rebels in latin america. that includes new republican presidential candidate marco rubio by the gop's opposition might not matter. that's at 5:30. still ahead, the lion has left the building. what happened to the famous california cougar that spent hours just sort of chilling underneath that house?
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also -- >> and i heard my phone buzzing. i was lucky enough not to ignore it. >> he checked his smartphone and helped save a life. i'm skod budman. technology coming to the rescue at a local park. that story is next. i'm michelle roberts in san jose where dozens of protesters are out here. they're fighting for a plot of land on the evergreen valley community college campus. hear why school officials say it's a good thing for students. good afternoon. i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri. a beautiful shot towards downtown. but it remains windy. we'll talk more about the wind and how it's going to warm us up and how hot we'll go in just a few minutes. then at 6:00, police officers wear body cameras what would happen after a shooting? >> the one rule california is considering that has officers objecting. that's new at 6:00.
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new details about this mountain lion who felt right at home. you can see him there. he felt at home in southern california. the cougar has left the building. the mountain lion named 3678922 was discovered in a crawl space not far from downtown l.a. wild life officials left the crawl space door open last night hoping he'd leave when he got
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angry. wouldn't you know, he left today. >> i asked if we would get a spot on the star map now. we're officially a celebrity house. >> if it sounds familiar to you, it's because he is somewhat famous. three years ago he traveled from the santa monica mountains crossing two freeways before taking up residence in l.a.'s griffith park. he even made it on to the pages of national geographic magazine. happening in the bay area a looming land battle is bay area. in san jose, it's up for grabs. tonight, shopping center developers will place their bids on the land while dozens of students and faculty protest the sale. nbc bay area's michelle roberts is live at the city hall where there's a demonstration going on right now. mi develop. >> reporter: behind me they're chanting. they're going to walk to a meeting at the district office where they're hoping the
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district puts a stop to this plan that will sell off a part of the campus. open space in the south bay isn't easy to find which is why this 27-acre plot on the evergreen community college campus is expected to bring in $1.5 million a year. >> this is about opportunity. this is about the future. >> chancellor rita cespedes will act as a buffer between students and a tight budget. meaning the state budget decreases, students won't have to pay the difference in tuition costs. buffering and preparing in good time for what we know will happen. >> district officials say leasing the land is an opportunity. but some staff members call it a huge mistake. >> i don't want this college to be landlocked. where we have no room to expand in the future. >> ralph nichols has been teaching at evergreen for more than 20 years. >> we feel like the land should be devoted to college use and
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not a revenue generating source. >> he'd like to see the land developed into a recreation space or new research facility not another shopping center. in the '90s, 6 acres on the campus was converted into a strip mall and that space alone will bring in more than $500,000 to the district this year. >> there are obviously many concerns to be addressed and will be addressed. >> reporter: the march has now begun. they're going to walk a half mile to the district office where the board meeting will start at 7:00 tonight where the board may accept a bid estimated $1.5 million or postpone the plan altogether which is what they're hoping for. live in san jose i'm michelle roberts, nbc bay area news. >> michelle will continue to follow that and keep us posted. not long ago we told you about a new app to help save lives. now we know it works. >> it was not only designed here but put to the test in our own backyard. scott budman joins us from
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sunnyvale with the story. >> raj, we check apps and alerts on the phone all the time. this is the story of a young man alerted by his cell phone that someone at a nearby park was having a heart attack. he rushed over to help save a life. >> one, two, three, four five six. >> you're hearing life-saving cpr in action. >> i ran up and i found a man down on the ground suffering from cardiac arrest. >> two weeks ago in sunnyvale, walter huber helped save a life thanks in part to an app. >> i looked at my phone and it was a cpr alert. >> walter was using pulse point, an app developed in the south bay that alerts people who download it that someone nearby is having a cardiac arrest. in this case at a park near walter's home. >> i immediately went ahead and started cpr and assisted by some of the people there. they were on the line with 911
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and also trying to help me. >> the victim 63-year-old fareed rashdi was saved that day. he's now resting at home. the makers of pulse point say it's the first life saved in santa clara county using the app. >> seeing a life saved because of the app, it's amazing. it's very very satisfying for our team. >> the pulse point app is a free download for your smartphone. it's also used by firemen and police officers to see what other crews are doing, see if they can help out. reporting live in sunnyvale, scott budman, nbc bay area news. that's a good story. great use of technology. thanks, scott. let's get a check of the forecast now. seems like the wind gusts are sticking around. >> yes, they're pretty persistent. breezy conditions through portions of tomorrow not as windy as it has been the past two days. it's gusty at the coastline.
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winds as high as 40 miles per hour. 25 in san francisco. also 22 in san jose. so let's take you outside of the sky camera network now and you can see plenty of sunshine across the south bay and currently 64 degrees. 67 in the east bay. san francisco checking in at 59. the most beautiful shot tonight coming in from the north bay with the underground camera in belvidere and winds northwest at 14. unlimited visibility right now. let's get the morning forecast for tomorrow. with breezy conditions staying in place. temperatures that are dropping down to the 40s. grow colder, especially in the north bay. 44 in the east bay and the south bay at 45. need the light jacket to start. also notice no fog tomorrow into san francisco. a sunny start there. clear to start. sunny skies as we head throughout your day on wednesday. the biggest thing is that increase in temperatures anywhere from 4 to 7 degrees warmer for tomorrow's forecast. that's going to put san jose at
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77 degrees. not going to be exactly hot, though in the peninsula here at the coastline. palo alto to 76. for san francisco the marina still expected to break into the 70s tomorrow. let's go up into the north bay east bay and the tri-valley. a few just a few of you expected to pop up into the 80s for tomorrow. like napa at 80. santa rosa, 81. you're going to get close in fremont. probably feel like it if you're out in the sun. the tri-valley. close to pleasanton and also livermore. warmer for wednesday. the same region of high pressure bringing the heat for tomorrow will stick around for thursday and friday. you know the drill. the longer this sticks around the more that heat just continues to build on itself each and every day. the other thing we'll see on top of that are some drier off shore winds by thursday and friday. that is going to be the key catalyst to help temperatures to
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go from the 70s on wednesday into the 80s by thursday. also on friday and saturday in san jose. that's also going to keep temperatures a lot warmer here in san francisco for thursday and friday. we'll begin to see numbers cool off throughout saturday and sunday's forecast. another week of some sunny and dry weather staying with us here across the bay area. looks like we may, might have a small chance of showers by next wednesday and thursday. we continue to monitor that. keep us posted. thanks, jeff. coming up at 5:00 the trouble a bunch of baby duck lgs got into and the firemen who came to their rescue. >> go pro goes on a spacewalk. what it feels like.
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my name is bret hembree. i am an electric crew foreman out of the cupertino service center. i was born and raised in the cupertino area. it's a fantastic area to work. the new technology that we are installing out in the field is important for the customers because system reliability i believe is number one. pg&e is always trying to plan for the future and we are always trying to build something stronger and bigger and more reliable. i love living here and i love the community i serve. nobody wants to be without power. i don't want my family to be without power. it's much more personal to me for that reason. i don't think there's any place i really would rather be.
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san jose is going all the way in its legal fight over the oakland a's. the case is going to the u.s. supreme court. the city filed a petition today for five years. major league baseball refused to allow the a's to head south to l.a. citing objections from the san francisco giants. the giants own the territorial rights. major league baseball should no longer be exempt from anti-trust
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laws. they believe the supreme court has authority in this case. the lawyers representing san jose say they knew from day one this case was headed to the nation's highest court. working on a contingency basis. >> speaking of the giants they're back at at&t park. a live picture from the exclusive camera. after dropping their home opener to the rockies yesterday, they're going to try again tonight. another notable night for fans. the giants are giving ut free madison bumgarner bobbleheads. >> the latest of earthquakes hits the east bay. 2.7 quake struck near the city of crockett just after 11:30 this morning. there are no reports of injuries or damage. two other small quakes struck the same area on march 1st and march 20th. >> two, one. and liftoff. the falcon soars from its -- >> a caffeine pick me up is
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headed to the space station. space launch launched the first espresso maker along with a shipment of groceries. the attempt to land the leftover booster back on earth and on a platform. did not work again. it was the third try. the supply ship should reach the space station by friday. go pro is in space. here's a firsthand look on what it looks to walk outside the space station. they snapped go pro cameras to the suits of two astronauts. when they shot the video, they were doing some maintenance outside. it is headquartered in san mateo. >> they need a periscope. >> fancy, raj. a duck tale coming up. local firefighters rescue a bunch of baby ducks. next.
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a big push for solar. the city that wants to make every home solar ready. that's tonight at 6:00. its waterfront location makes it the perfect home for ducks. usually. a series of photos showed the dramatic rescue of eight ducklings by firefighters. just out of the frame was mama duck. she was nervously pacing and quacking. eight of her ten kids had tumbled down the storm drain. this cardboard box was a temporary corral for the wandering babies. happy ending. once they were rescued, the family was reunited and wandered away. >> that's a good day's work by the fire department. >> great pictures.
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feel-good story. thanks for joining us here at 5:00. nightly news is next. hope to see you back here at 6:00. on this tuesday night, jailed for cheating. we're in the courtroom as an angry judge throws the book at educators convicted of one of the biggest cheating scandals in american history. sentences up to 20 years. trapped in the sky. the video from on board as passengers hear an airport worker banging and screaming below them. stuck in the cargo hold. fighting breast cancer. rita wilson says getting a second opinion may have saved her life. the staggering number of patients who aren't getting second opinions, even though doctors strongly encourage it. salary surprise. our cameras are there when employees learn they're getting a huge raise, some doubling their salaries. how their boss is doing it. "nightly news" begins ri


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