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it was crazy. they were coming after us. my dog was rolling on the ground, trying to shake them off. >> aggressive bees on the swarm in a neighborhood. they are blamed for the death of two dogs. thanks for joining us. i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm teri sweeney.
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a frightening ordeal for the community. christy smith has the latest. >> you can see the things hanging down. they are clusters of bees. >> his son was removing the remaining bees at night. he was harvesting yesterday, two hives and noticed hostile behavior. >> when he lifted the lid, they made a huge swarm, a group of angry bees, a behavior we had never seen before. they are africanized bees. >> known as killer bees. that's what he suspects. they got rid of the hives but not before they were swarmed. >> my hair was buzzing with them. they were all over me. >> reporter: two people went to the hospital with bee stings. >> we put out an advisory
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warning people to stay out of the area. >> there's a report two small dogs died, possibly after being stung. norman lot is a volunteer with the beekeepers association. he brought a lure. by evening, the situation calmed. we asked him what he thinks they are. >> i would say by their personality, probably their hive was taken over by africanized beehives. >> boom, boom, boom, they were coming after me through the window. it was nuts. >> the africanized honeybees were discovered in the bay area in 2014 in la fayette. they a they attack in large numbers. if you are attacked, run in a sil zag pattern. they will chase you farther than regular honeybees. a warning after a teenager was sexually assaulted there.
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the victim told police a man attacked her. this is near san pablo avenue. she was walking along near the path. police say the suspect is hispanic and fled on to the path. injuries to his face and neck as a result of the assault. new at 11:00, police arrested two suspects in a robbery linked to a smartphone app. five robberies. in each case, it involved the app offer up. you can upload photos of an item to sell. when the seller met with the buyer, they were robbed of the item. sheryl sandberg made an appeal as she delivered the commencement speech to the berkeley class of 2015. nbc bay area, marianne favro is
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joining us. >> it's so emotional. it's been little over a year since her husband died suddenly. today, during the speech, she told the graduating class, you will be defined not by what you achieve, but how you survive. >> today, i'm going to try to tell you what i learned. >> reporter: emotional and inspirational. at times, tearing up, she spoke about the biggest shock of her life when her husband died of cardiac arrhythmia vacationing in new mexico. >> what followed was unthinkable. i walked into a gym to find him flying on the floor. i flew home to tell my children their father was gone. >> reporter: she told them of the intense grief that followed. >> i learned in the face of the voice or in the face of any challenge, you can choose joy and meaning. >> reporter: she talked about
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the power of gratitude. >> it is the greatest irony of my life. that losing my husband helped me find gratitude. gratitude for the kindness of my friends, the love of my family and the laughter of my children. >> reporter: she reminded them they must learn to tackle the disappointments and challenges ahead. >> i'm sharing this with you today in the hopes that on this day in your lives, with all the momentum and joy, you can learn in life the lessons i only learneded in death. lessons about hope, about strength and about the light within us that will not be extingui extinguished. go bears! marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> focusing so much on gratitude. her comments we are emotional. to watch more, go to our
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website, www.nbcbayarea.com. happening now, crews are shutting down a stretch of interstate 80 between richmond and san pablo. it's the first phase of easing congestion in that area. it is closed in both directions. it started a few minutes ago at 11:00 and set to end at 7:00 a.m. detours are set up to help drivers get around the construction. a crash on southbound interstate 280 sparked a small brush fire in san jose and produced a hero. it happened about 3:30 this afternoon. the driver was having a medical emergency when he slammed into a tree. a good samaritan was able to pull the man out of the car right before it caught fire. you see what happened after it did. the driver went to the hospital and is expected to be okay. just in time for a crowd, the sinkhole in the mission
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district is fixed. good thing here. the hole was so big, it almost swallowed an suv after it opened up at the height of the evening commute on wednesday. crews replaced the sewer line and repairs to the roads. beta breakers runners are prepared to descend on san francisco tomorrow. 40,000 runners are signed up this year. if history is any indication, twice that number could end up on the course. people tapped into the breakers expo at pier 35 to pick up their bibs. there are safety reminders. >> no bags, running belts x fanny packs are okay. no alcohol is allowed on the race course officially. >> officially is right. many people ignore the last rule, which leads to arrests every year. street closures have begun. they are stepping up service to
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get everyone to the finish line tomorrow morning. the race starts near the embark dare row at howard and main. the runners head down howard to hayes street and run through golden gate park. many say that is their favorite park. a police chase turned sp eea rescue overnight. a marin chp officer tried to stop a driver. it ended near petaluma when the car ran over spike strips. smoke coming from the car. they pulled two children out of the car along with the woman who had been driving. the woman facing charges of dui, evading police and child endangerment. coming up next at 11:00, using google to hide in plain sight. backlash after this photo surfaced online. plus -- >> what did they tell you?
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>> they said, i don't know. >> investigative unit makes a big discovery that could impact you when you take your car into the shop. what we found that could lead to a change in state law. low clouds tonight, which could set the stage for drizzle tomorrow. on the way, summer-like temperatures and a warm up. what it means for the sunday forecast when we come back. i want to show you some cutting edge technology.
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sight. that's what police in philadelphia are accused of using google to hide in plain sight is what police in philadelphia are accused of doing. look at the photo showing a
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police suv outfitting with two license plate readers and a google map decal on the outside. it's to make a police car look like a google car. after this picture surfaced, the police department received immediate backlash. using the google decal was not approved and has been removed. automated plate readers can take in several in a minute. if you ever searched for a mechanic, we have new information that could impact you and consumers across the state. >> a reporter broke the story that could lead to a change in the law. >> we are continuing our investigation into the bureau of automotive repair. it was created to protect consumers from shady shops and dealerships. when businesses are caught doing something wrong, we discovered
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their bad track record is kept secret and exposing how millions of dollars that should be refunded to consumers ends up in the wrong hands. >> this is my first mitsubishi. >> reporter: he thought his car had everything he wanted. >> leather seats in the back. >> reporter: it was missing something he didn't know it needed. >> no cad laddic converter. >> reporter: they rely on it to make toxic gases less harmful. when he took the vehicle into the shop to get the first smog test, the mechanic couldn't find it. your car wasn't going to pass without it? >> not a chance. >> reporter: the dealership denied selling a faulty car. he filed a report. they receive roughly 12,000
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repair complaints from consumers each year. in february, we discovered 97% of the the complaints, the repair shops never get disciplined. >> they are taken care of with the shop. >> reporter: patrick heads the bureau and told a state law limits when his agency can fine or cite the shops. they mainly advocate for consumers by reaching out to autorepair shops on their behalf. it won consumers over $5 million in refunds and autorepairs last year. while autoshops say they will pay up, the state bureau doesn't confirm whether they are paid. a consumer investigator told him the dealership was going to pay
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$200 for the converter. when did you get the check? >> i never received it. >> ever? >> no, they never returned my phone calls. he reached out to the bureau of automotive repair. they said the agency doesn't have the power to force them to pay up. >> i said they can outright lie? she said yes. >> reporter: he isn't the only one questioning their work. after watching our original investigation, she began pushing for a new state law to force changes at the bureau. >> your investigative reporting showed us there were gaps here and the consumer isn't as protected as they could be or should be. >> reporter: her bill outlines the bureau's power as a watchdog and reinforces the ability to enforce fines. the results of all the investigations be posted online. right now, details surrounding
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thousands of complaints are kept secret from the public, even when they confirm the repair shop took advantage of them. >> we posted information where we felt they violated the law. we would be -- we would be in trouble as a governmental agency. >> reporter: siding with the autorepair industry over a consumer? >> we are not siding with anyone. >> you have the ability to levy fines to affect the behavior of automotive repair shops and should be doing more of that. >> this wasn't never like this. >> albert wonders why they didn't issue any fines after his car fell off the lift and mechanics kept the damage secret. what did they tell you this noise was? >> they said i don't know. >> reporter: after we aired the story, the attorney general's
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office got involved and is accusing the shop of fraud. they are working to pull the shop's license, potentially shutting it down. meanwhile, that change in state law could rattle the entire autorepair industry. lawmakers aren't expected to pick up the legislation for weeks. matt was left with one option on what to do with the missing car part. >> put it on my credit card. >> he paid $1,000. he's more frustrated by the long term costs to consumers across california being neglected by a state agency created to protect them. >> i was expecting some action, not left out to dry. >> what did you think when you were told they didn't have power to do anything? >> why do you exist. >> reporter: the bureau won't comment but can reopen a case if consumers complain they refused
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to pay what was previously promised. after the car fell off the lift, the owner plans to sell the business, and fight the fraud allegations when they go against the attorney general's office in august. nbc bay area news. if you have a tip, call us, 888-996-tips or an e-mail to e theunit@nbcbayarea.com. it's going to be cold. drizzle and mist for the morning. not just san francisco, but other parts of the bay area. low clouds coming in tonight. a misty start and sunny finish. set for a pretty good warm up. right now, 50s and 60s outside. mostly cloudy conditions. the low clouds continue to fill in for the north bay and san francisco. upper 40s to low 50s. a chilly start to your morning,
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as you can see. lots of clouds around. around 9:00 through 11:00 tomorrow morning, we see the low clouds. they may take time to clear around the south baby 11:00. breezy conditions by the coast. sunshine on the coast tomorrow, notice the beach weather not the nicest of days out there because of the wind direction coming in off the water through noon and 3:00 on the coast, you are seeing temperatures through ocean beach and half-moon bay in the 50s and 60s. that is subject to change. monday through wednesday, a big warm upcoming our way. not in time for the end of the weekend. highs tomorrow close to 70 degrees. low 60s in san francisco and the north bay. low 70s and the trivalley for tomorrow. here is the big warm up. high pressure builds in as we head through the first half of the week. this means 70s near the beaches. the valleys, temperatures climbing through the 80s. the five-day forecast trend
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boosts temperatures into the 80s, tuesday and wednesday. dublin and the tri valley, mid-80s. notice the decline thursday and friday. still a roller coaster week ahead. temperatures warming up for the middle part of the week. the highs move out with low pressure dropping in. by next friday we could see some showers. a little bit of everything in the forecast. warm up to the middle part of the week and a cooldown coming our way. >> lolts of changes there. thanks. setting a new standard. coming up next, the much anticipated grand opening in san francisco today. we'll be back.
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welcome back. i'm kellie johnson. bogus is yet to be ruled out of the opener. >> always be the focal point.
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they are tough to stop, you know, but you have to make it tough on them and not let the other guys have games where they are scoring 15 and 17 points. that's how you get beat. >> tie game. based loaded for buster posey. posey come through the ground-rule double to bring in two runs. san francisco wins four straight. 5-3 is the final t.as continuing against the rays. not those rays, these rays. brad miller taking kendall braveman deep and out. that is a two-run shot as the as lose, 6-0, the final. on the ice t sharks are in st. louis for the western conference series. tomorrow, the opener against the blues. that will do it for sports. more news after the break.
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years, the san francisco museum of modern art threw quite the re-opening party d after being closed three years, a san francisco museum of modern art threw quite the reopening party today. look out below. it was closed for republican no. free admission for visitors 18 and younger. the building now has ten more stories. that means three times more gallery space. 260 cue rated selections. the grand reopening included performances by local dance groups. the governor, lieutenant governor and nancy pelosi. those who have seen it say it's
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amazing. it sets the standard. sthak is great. thanks for joining us tonight. good luck tomorrow runners.
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i want to show you some cutting edge technology. this is a vhs tape. push that tape in and hit play. this is a flip phone. have you seen these before? it's called a compact disc. oh. looks like we're getting a facsimile. what year is it to you? it's old. you'd rather use newer technology? definitely. well, i've got something to show you. this is the 2016 chevy volt. it uses extended range electric technology. the prius hybrid uses battery technology developed 15 years ago. chevy expects volt drivers to get over a thousand miles between fill ups. it's got every technology there is. the prius actually belongs on the table. no, it's true. i'm telling you. [ cheers and applause ] mr. trump is the real life inspiration for ironman.

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