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nbc bay area news, starts now. >> right now at 11:00, a quiet part of the bay area buzzing with investigators. two people are dead, with crime scenes spanning several miles. good evening, thanks for being with us. i'm raj mathai. >> i'm jessica aguirre. investigators are working on two separate crime scenes. it started in the los gatos mountain and ended on highway
17. deputies are still in los gatos with jean elle. >> reporter: they are, jessica. the shooting in this quiet community happened more than 12 hours ago. sheriff's deputies are still here collecting evidence. two people connected to this scene are dead. but we don't know why. investigators work into the night, documenting a deadly crime scene in the los gatos mountains. deputies discovered a chaotic scene, inside a home in redwood estates just before 11:00 this morning. >> got a text from a friend of mine, saying there was a murder across the street from my house. and was i okay? >> reporter: phil said he left home just before neighbors heard gunshots. he believes that someone killed a man who moved in about a year ago. he has two boys. >> a nice guy. had nice kids. he was active in their lives. he played sports with them and stuff. so, it's kind of sad.
>> investigators say one person was shot to death in the home. and two others hurt. evidence markers stretch around the corner from the home. witnesses remarked a prius seen at the scene. the driver crashed at the hamilton avenue exit. >> the driver fled on foot. he was later detained. the passenger was transported to valley medical center, where he pronounced dead. >> reporter: investigators didn't know who was involved. the sheriff's department is not calling the man who was detained along highway 17, a suspect. they also say they do not believe a gunman is on the loose. it's a small comfort to people in this neighborhood, who are anxious for answers. jean elle, bay area news. an earthquake in the north
bay, just big enough to startle a lot of people. a 3.5-magnitude quake struck, just three miles from the geysers. this is near middletown. it happened about 30 minutes ago. no reports of any damage. a frightening scene out of vallejo. a car in flames off eastbound 80. no one hurt. but the flames jumped into the neighboring hillside. chopper over the scene just before 5:00. firefighters were able to top the flames from spreading. tonight, the fire is out. a total of 20 acres were burned. and no one was hurt. allegations of sexual misconduct against three police officers. the oakland police department internal appears is on this case. opd put the three officers on paid leave and released this statement. quote, the oakland police department will not tall rate
any misconduct of any kind. and the oakland police department holds all employs accountable for their actions on and off duty. four city supervisors are joining the call for a new police chief to replace greg sur. after months from only hearing from protesters, this new call from city leaders seems to come from almost all of the blue. but is it really out of the blue? >> not out of the blue. but as a result of the blue ribbon commission, a report critical of the san francisco police department, saying among other things it targets minorities. but chief suhr has a lot of reporters. and they're calling today's announcement a political stunt. jane kim was the first to make a call. not for a firing but for the mayor to make a search for a replacement. the message, as reality is, as long as chief suhr continues to
lead this department, we will be unable to address the serious problems in this report. >> i don't see how this chief can lead this department and affect the change that is needed. >> reporter: only the mayor or police commissioner can remove the chief. the community has asked us to fast track change and not butt politics before police reforms. and unfortunately that's what this does. chief's suhr's comments, i'm focused on working with our department to move these reforms forward. the leader of the naacp says keep chief suhr he's because pushing for the reforms. >> it's not just about one man. it's about the system. i think we should chill and move with speed on the reforms. >> reporter: supervisor scott winer who was running against
chief kim, said i support chief suhr. and he said that kim's announcement makes his stomach turn. >> terry, thank you. you see at city hall, where terry is, in the warriors colors. that's steph curry's wife. it's a done deal. the warriors are moving on to the conference finals. cheryl hurd is at the oracle. 20,000 fans just now leaving the arena. it wasn't easy, cheryl. >> it wasn't easy at all. fans are streaming out of the arena. and cars out of the parking lot. it was a tough game for the warriors. but everyone will agree, that the warriors lived up to their name. there was excitement in the air at oracle arena. it was all about the two-time
mvp. >> steph curry. >> i'm excited that curry is back. he's exciting to watch. he adds an element they are missing. >> reporter: the team captain was presented with the most valuable player award. but it was a close game. too close for comfort, as the champions fought hard to end the portland trail blazers' season. >> they came out fighting. but the warriors, how we do, we got the magic touch. >> reporter: it was a hard fight, but the warriors won. they're going to the next round. >> i want the spurs. >> repter: bring on the spurs. >> yes. >> i think the warriors should play okc because i think it's an easier bet. >> reporter: can you believe those two are going home together? spurs/thunder, game six, tomorrow. reporting live in oakland, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> more highlights and locker room reaction later in this
newscast. working the woman vote. democratic presidential front-runner hillary clinton's campaign volunteers are reaching out to women voters tonight. all part of a phone banking campaign, called women's wednesdays. taking place in 34 locations, including right there in san francisco. >> they're talking about the issues that matter to them. and the issues that matter to secretary clinton. she likes equal pay, family leave. >> barbara boxer joined on the campaign, via the statewide conference call today. another shooting in the east bay. this time, the victim was a pregnant woman. it happened around noon at pittsburg. a car targeted the woman's sedan. she was a mother of four. family members identified her as shaniqua marie.
her male passenger was shot but expected to survive. >> someone on that highway seen something. please come forward. she has four kids. four kids. >> now there's been nearly 20 shootings on highways and freeways around the east bay since november. pittsburg police don't believe today's shooting was related to the previous shootings. a chilling investigation into the south bay. police say a san jose man attacked his own mother with an ax. when officers arrived on lansing avenue, they initially tased the man but shot him when he wouldn't back down. he is hurt but alive. he was taken into custody. police say he suffered from mental illness. the mother was also injured but is expected to be okay. crews are expected to work through the weekend to fix this sinkhole in soma. they've got to replace a pipe to repair the sewer line. the sinkhole opened up
yesterday, trapping an sov with a family inside. no one was hurt but they were really shaken. i had one woman who worked for me for three months without a paycheck. >> no paycheck because of flaws in the system. i'm stephen stock. coming up, we investigate the department of social services. find out why so many of the home health care workers wait weeks or months to get their paycheck. thank you for picking me up when i needed him. >> that missing boy rreunited with his family. i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri. we're tracking fog and a colder weekend. details in a few minutes.
take care of the most vulnerable people in our community. but after a year-long investigation, we discovered it often fails the people it's supposed to help. >> stephen stock found out that california's in-home support program is antiquated and open to fraud and abuse. >> reporter: the state system shows hundreds of people working under california's system of in-home support services were paid late or not at all. we found a system of antiquated rules, paper time sheets and frustrated participants, who were often left in limbo with no money and often no recourse. >> that's why i have to be here all the time. >> reporter: the red line at the doorway where her two children stand, delineates the problem jamie has. >> they only pay for in-home. >> reporter: that's right. clark says even though her son's
condition requires constant supervision, the rules stipulate she can't go outside her home with jimmy, if she expects to get paid by ihss. >> he is autistic. and he needs 24-hour supervision. >> reporter: jimmy clark is 1 of 450,000 children and adults who are disabled, sick, mentally ill or need care, by workers paid through california's in-home support services. administered by california's department of social services and overseen by local offices. ihss was designed to save taxpayer money, by having the state pay for approved care, delivered by qualified providers in recipients homes. that way, people in need like jimmy clark, don't have to be institutionalized. family members can get paid by the state to take care of those people where they live. >> i was getting care 24/7.
>> reporter: 73-year-old genie brown lived through a hip replacement, vertebrae fusion, treatment for nerve damage in her hands. >> the biggest problem i found was, they made the recipient responsible as the employer. >> reporter: for most of the 3 1/2 years of her recovery, she says she was barely conscious. constantly taking vicodin or oxycontin, every few hours for the pain. were you being taken advantage of? >> in that respect, yes. >> reporter: even though, the rules was that brown account for the provider's time. >> i'm supposed to take care of the hours and make sure the hours are okay on the timesheets and sign the timesheets. >> reporter: we discovered hundreds of workers getting paid late or not at all. timesheets held up because of minor mistakes were not processed in a timely manner all
because the system is run and processed on paper through the mail. >> the first thing i would do is upgrade the technology so payroll can be done online. >> reporter: the department of social services most recent data shows nearly 500,000 errors. while that makes up less than 4% of the entire statewide total, it means delays in pay for tens of thousands of workers. or in some cases, them not getting paid at all. >> they do pass off the buck of the problem on to the recipient. >> reporter: tanya joy knows the problem firsthand. she's been a paraplegic since breaking her spine years ago. joy relies on an ihss care worker like lucy whitestone, to establish simple tasks like getting the laundry done or going to the bathroom. >> i had one woman who worked for me for three months without a paycheck. >> reporter: if 2010 to 2014, there were more than 157 court
cases against the state or a local ihss office, for failure to pay maj wages to workers. >> all that is due. without my check, we're not going to be able to pay it. >> reporter: we discovered when providers aren't promptly paid, they don't show up for work, meaning the recipients who depend on providers suffer, too. >> my caregivers just leave me high and dry, i don't get a chance to get out of bed. >> reporter: everyone we talked to about this problem, agreed that the paper-by-mail system has few checks and balances, leaving it wide-open to mistakes, as well as a risk of fraud and abuse. >> i get abused. stealing from you. >> i would make sure there were enough people monitoring what's happening to the funds they are being allocated and paid to the employs. >> you think there's fraud and abuse going on?
>> i do. >> reporter: we reached out to the social services by comment by e-mail and by telephone. but neither the woman in charge of ihss, eileen carol, nor her spokesperson would answer questions on camera. california state assembly is planning to hold hearings on this issue late their month. >> if you have a tip for stephen or anyone in the investigative community, give them a call at 1-888-996-tips. let's turn things over to jeff ranieri. we have a big weekend coming up, with the bay to breakers. >> fog expected to roll on in. and for tomorrow morning. also, that fog making a return by this weekend. colder temperatures for everyone. we look at the morning forecast for tomorrow. you can see the clouds, rolling across the bay area. 53 in san francisco. and areas of isolated drizzle to
start. coldest temperature in the north bay at 49. and 56 for the south bay. as we look at your microclimate forecast for thursday, numbers go down a few degrees. it will be the fourth-consecutive day of the fog at the coastline. it will impact the temperatures. overall, it will be beautiful in san jose. 78 and 80 in cupertino. cold in pacifica, 62. palo alto, 76. for san francisco, take your jacket. 63 in the marina and 65 in the mission. for the north bay, east bay and trivalley, instead of low 80s, it's going to drop to 79 in napa, towards mill valley, 75. east bay, 79 in fremont. and over towards oakland, we'll have a cooler westerly wind, making it into downtown. and for the trivalley, plenty of low 80s. by all accounts, another beautiful day coming our way, as we head throughout thursday's forecast. the only problem is if you
suffer from allergies. the pollen will be up there. winds blowing out of the west. oak is going to be the biggest irritant. moderate levels of mull bury, grasses and for ash. watch out for that if you have allergies. by this weekend, a cool front moves on by. that will help to drop temperatures as early as friday's forecast. we think we're in good for about a three-degree to eight-degree increase. by friday, 74. down to 72. and then, sunday, 71. bay to breakers, it will be cool. the race start line early, 58 degrees. morning fog, winds west, 5 to 15. i suggest, everyone at home, you wear your layers if you're heading out here. >> any layers. >> lots of layers. >> a full costume. don't leave anything out. >> thanks, jeff.
up next, not in my backyard. the garbage deal struck by two south bay cities that's causing a stink for some folks. >> and we have jimmy. >> hey, guys tariq and i are playing celebs face-off. do not change the channel. a pot dispensary for senior citizens. the berkeley council gave this store a green light. and popular on our facebook page, dangerous kicks. payless is pulling boys' light-up shoes off of the shelves. investigators are looking at a report that the shoes sharked a fire in an suv in texas. back in two minutes.
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it's not just a sedan. it's a subaru. a world war one cannon -- taken from outside's the richmond it's big. it's old. and it is gone. a world war i canon from right outside the richmond city's veterans hall. that's surveillance video, showing the canon being hauled away. the venders was setting up for a cinco de mayo festivities. police suspect the thieves will melt the canon down. some san jose homehomers are making a sink about crash. trucks in the guadeloupe landfill. that's across the street. the residents say the trash and the fumes from the trucks is creating a stench. that will be a big mess when the plan goes into place. a heroic act for a bus
driver. he helped reunite a missing boy with his family. he was honored at the a.c. transit board meeting in oakland. on april 30th, he was driving his bus on grand avenue, when he saw a boy on his scooter on the sidewalk. he said the 7-year-old boy looked too young to be alone. and something didn't seem right. >> when i got him in the bus, i started talking to him, i realized -- i realized he was lost. and i realized that he didn't realize he was lost. >> good man. after talking to the boy for some time, he learned his name. his name was danny. he had traveled all the way from his family's home in piedmont. danny has a mild form of autism. he worked with police to bring him home to his family. >> happy ending for everyone all around. up next, we're going to hear from the rriors. we'll take you back out to oakland.
let's go to the party in oakland. collin, that was good basketball. >> that was a great game. steph curry's game four heroics, they were supposed to take the wind out of the blazers' sails. but portland refused to roll over. steph curry, pregame, showing off the mvp hardware in front of the fans for a second time. warriors playing from behind all night. curry would hit the three to take the lead 75-73. and klay thompson, arguably the best player on the floor tonight, his he would go for 33 pane late in the fourth, warriors with a two-point lead. steph, the stepback three. and portland gives the warriors all they can handle. golden state, headed to the western conference finals again, with a 125-121 game five win. >> step back. to put it to a five-point lead.
probably a shot only he can make. and so, we've got, you know, i thought a gutty effort from a lot of guys. it wasn't our best stuff. but we got it done. >> now, the warriors, if the thunder meet the spurs, the conference finals would start on monday. if it goes seven, game one would be next wednesday. so, we got to wait and see. live out of oracle arena, colin resch. >> i'm counting on collin reminding me. a glimpse into the future of travel. that's coming up next.
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the first hyperloop by 2020. elon musk encourages others to use the idea. >> 30 minutes in that little tube. >> i don't think i'm going to do it. >> supercool. >> thanks for joining us here at 11:00. we'll leave you with the hyperloop thought in your head. >> see you tomorrow. bye-bye. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- jada pinkett-smith. andy cohen. musical guest, gallant.