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good evening, i'm brian hackny. >> i'm ann notarangelo. christian hartnet is telling us that kaiser permanente is about to go on a major hiring spree. >> it shouldn't be long at all before that happens and that is good for patients but kaiser permanente can't exhale just yet. the agreement between kaiser and the registered nurses union ends long-stalled talks over new contracts. the most recent one expired last august. 18,000 registered nurses in northern and central california were prepared to strike over a two-day period next week. but not any longer. the california nurses association says the new three- year pact is a big victory for registered nurses. >> and this is huge, and we are super excited that kaiser decided to increase the amount of nurses that will be taking care of these patients. >> not only does the contract call for the hiring of hundreds of more registered nurses at kaiser, it also includes more workplace protection, pay
increases, and better retirement plans. the registered nurses union says the new deal will also benefit patients. it says more nurses means better care for the increasing number of patients due to the affordable care act. >> if they need care, this he are entitled to it. they need to be admitted to the hospital, if they need to be admitted to the hospital, they are entitled to it. and they deserve the right level of care when they come to the hospital. >> kaiser is still negotiating with the national union of health care workers. that union represents over 2,000 mental health workers for kaiser, who went on strike last week. and they say low staffing is causing headaches at the workplace and has resulted in some devastating consequences for patients. >> either because of delayed care, at the beginning, or once we get them in, delayed care afterwards, in between, the time of one appointment and another appointment, yes, there have been suicides. >> registered nurses will put their contract agreement to a
vote on wednesday. the union hiring will start as soon as next week. live in san leandro christian hartnet, kpix 5 news. >> as for kaiser striking mental health workers they will be back on the job on monday ending a week long walkout and both sides say they want to head back to the bargaining table but at this point no new contract talks are scheduled. the man shot police in september is going to court. 24-year-old richard berez, iii was killed outside uncle sam's liquor store. in the wrongful death lawsuit today, attorneys say he had his hands up before he was killed. wallace chintzman, the canine officer who shot him, is named one of the defendants. aggressive tactics against residents who took their complaints straight to the chief. our mark kelly was there. >> my people should not be dead and gone for to you pay
attention. >> the line to speak stretched from the back of the room. and it gives the idea the large number of people who have a few choice words for berkeley pd. >> bullets, it needs to stop. >> last month, berkeley police riot gear on used smoke and tear gas to break up a peaceful demonstration that deinvolved into vandalism and violence. but at today's public forum, speakers say the cops went too far. >> we need to install an institute in this city to have control over the police. >> reporter: city leaders listened. many, police chief included, believe good can come from this anger. >> it is an opportunity for us to strengthen the bridges that we have been working on and build new bridges. >> the mayor's top aides have investigations whether police have crossed the line but careful not to blast the department. >> the demonstrators, what about their code of conduct?
we need to look at both sides of picture and i think we can do it. >> many here have picked their side and many worry the city they love is not on it. >> in berkeley mark kelly, kpix 5 news. >> berkeley is planning to hold another public meeting on tuesday. people in san jose today got a chance to weigh in on the police department's new drone. they secretly bought the drone a year ago and it didn't sit too well with people, concerned about privacy and they want to know how the police department plans to use it. and today, the police told them. >> we would use it if there is an explosive device that we wanted to get a realtime view of, so the uaf, would hover over it, to determine if it is an explosive device and allows our bomb technicians to look at that and determine how best it is for them to deal with it. >> police say the drone would also be used in an active shooting or hostage situation.
at least that's what they will start with. they say the community is comfortable with that, and they will start looking into other options for the drone. at the same time, the city- owned drone was stolen in san francisco, and somebody snatched it right out of a workers a car at golden gate park earlier this week. the department's lone drone is worth more than $3,000. the city bought it as part of a new program to assess trees and park facilities for maintenance and repairs. bay area home sales rose significantly last month. and so did the price of, according to new figures, from core logic, data, 9,000 homes changed hands, more than a 10% jump from a year ago. the median sale price rose by the same percentage to $628,000. but finalling out how to buy can be a challenge. in the east bay, inventory has dropped by 50% since november. still ahead, a fire rips through a california pet store, killing dozens of animals.
was hurt battling a fire in the city's affluent ingallside terrace neighborhood. it broke out on the 1900 block of ocean avenue just after 6:00 this morning. and the bike shop is listed as the address. firefighters had it knocked down in an hour, but one had to be taken to the hospital. tonight, there is no word on the extent of the injuries. dozens of animals died when a fire ripped through a los angeles pet store earlier today, but joy benedict shows us it wasn't the fire that killed the animals. >> smoke filled the air on the corner here in korea town as firefighters evacuated a four- story building. although everyone got out okay, the animals inside this pet store didn't fair so well. >> about 20 birds died when smoke filled the room. >> it is difficult. >> elizabeth lee and her husband have owned this business and in addition to the animals for sale, two of their own pets were inside when the fire started and also died.
>> i lost the dog, and the dog is like family. >> firefighters say the fire started around 8:30 when the store owner opened up. >> chances, are when they were starting to open up, it just got enough oxygen for the fire to take off and set everything off. >> the store sprfers kept everything contained before firefighters arrived but nothing could stop the smoke which quickly filled the cages filled with birds inside. >> the smoke will affect humans and animals and kill people. >> and they are calling the fire an accident. and they say it started in a back storage room in the cerealing with the electrical wires, particularly because a pet store like this has a lot of electrical cords supplying all of the fish tanks inside. >> and the cleanup could take a couple of days, the good news is the fire damage is minimal.
>> about 100 fish were also lost in the pet store fire. oracle co-founder larry elson is bankrolling a new bay area refuge for endangered animals. the humane society conservation society for wildlife care will be built on a 170-acre site in the can't cruise mountains and serve as a broud -- santa cruz mountains and serve as a rehabilitation center for amphibians and rel tiles. not too late to get a flu shot. and some people were doing that at the san rafael medical center, in marin, and offering free shots to the low income families and the medical director of the center says getting immunized is important each though this year's vaccine is not as effective as vaccines of the past. >> we are still encouraging people to get a flu shot who hasn't been vaccinated yet. >> and in addition to free flu shots people can enroll in the affordable care act. free admission at a price. tonight the bay area community predicting a traffic nightmare,
and there were once 29 of these freedom trains around the country and the bay area is the last one. organizers made the difficult decision to call it quits, due to low ticket sales. the trains were the idea, king's widow, core retia scott king, they commemorate the three civil rights marchs in 1965. for the mlk holiday, rangers say traffic getting to the park could be a nightmare because of road closures on highway 1 in marin county. repairs are being made on the road because of storm damage in december. if you are planning to take advantage of the free admission offer, plan some extra time for travel. >> always good advice with highway 1 being washed out along the shoreline there. nothing to wash anything out looking ahead. a few sprinkles in the north bay but aside from that, the week ahead looks high and dry, as we head out to the road bed of the golden gate bridge.
you can see the bare yes -- barrier that shut the bridge down last week, now functioning beautifully. 55 at oakland. 52 at livermore. and 55 in san jose. santa rosa, 55. and if you are heading out tonight, temperatures will remain mostly in the mid-50s with kind of cool conditions and mostly cloudy skies. and in advance of this very weak front that is moving into the bay, hardly even a front. but i have to show this for out the door tomorrow morning. not necessarily limited to along the coast but it will probably be limited to light showers. and to the north bay, in the early going tomorrow morning, and a chance off and on during the day, it just is not going to amount to much at all. around the bay and inland, south of the golden gate bridge, not much. and the future cast bears that out. you can see a few sprinkles working their way in. way in the northern end of sonoma county and sag south as the day goes on. for the rest of the bay area, some sunshine around midday and later in the afternoon and a fairly mild day again. here is what we expect. high pressure that has sunk a
little bit south, opens the door, ever so slightly, to the chance of a few showers in the north bay. and overnight tonight, and in the early going tomorrow. but after that, as the week goes ahead, the high pressure just pumps up and we will look to be near 70 degrees by the latter half of the up coming week. 10 degrees above average high force this time of the year. and now, it is supposed to be wet but it is not shaping up that way. the air quality has suffered as a result of the coast. and tomorrow there is a spare the air day. but tomorrow for the first time in a long time, no spare the air day. we overlook the embarcadero, a few north day sprinkles. no spare the air day for tomorrow. and no rain in sight next week. that's what is in the headlines. heading up north, you can find some rain, you have to go a few hundred miles up the eureka and reading a mix of sun and showers and tahoe and yosemite look beautiful and sacramento and fresno, temperatures in the low 60s tomorrow and a few clouds at monterey and 67
degrees. high temperatures look like this. low to mid-60s for the most part. san jose tomorrow, 65 degrees. and 66 at livermore and 65 in san ramon and 66 for oakland. up in the north bay, looking at low 60s for the most part, santa rosa 63, and a lot of clouds around san rafael and vallejo. low 60s will do it. a look ahead, after some clouds tomorrow and monday, we will clear it out. the rest of the week looks sunny and warm for the most part. with temperatures approaching the low 70s by the time we hit next weekend. >> you can track all of this for yourself, such as it. by getting your weather on the go. the cbs bay area weather app. you can check realtime radar, and conditions in your area, and you can send us your weather photos, just search kpix in the app store or google play and track it all for yourself and for sports, you need an expert in the house and we have one. >> there is. >> well, i claim to be. >> how about that? >> does that work? >> nice tie by the way. >> i like that. >> give me that tie.
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levy center. usf dons, and the 215th time, great start broncos. brandon clark at the corner. and 7-0 in the early lead. clark has 23. and later in the half, tight game. chris adams, the perimeter. bucket. gave the dons the lead. but the broncos said all right, that's enough. up 14. jordan brownridge, right to the rack. he had 18. and santa clara won it 70-64. they are 3-4 in the west coast conference. while the dons fall to 2-5. duke went to sixth ranked louisville and smacked around rick pitino's cardinals. after two straight losses, duke did it differently. the inside job here. amill jefferson. rebound and stick-back. he had 19. took a 12-point lead and made it look easy. jaheel okafor, excuse me, 611 freshman, how would you like to see him, man?
6'11",er fromman. how you would like to see him? >> and arizona coach, rich rodriguez, showing the love. utah in black was not. eighth ranked. and loving every part of it. ron rice, brandon taylor for the three. it is 10-2. stanley johnson. and a freshman finishes it off with a slam. they win it 69-51. first pac12 game between top 10 teams in seven years. here comes number one unbeaten kentucky. and this just in. they are really good. at alabama. we call it the throw-down. karl anthony, cats up 11. and then second half, kentucky can do it beyond the arc, too. evan booker. falling down. and he hits. kentucky relentless attack. a 70-48 final.
cats are 17-0. the other tony bennet, my team, my school, second ranked virginia and upset by the boston college, and eagles up 5, after olivia handlin did his thing. they are 17-0 for a reason. how about a back arching jam from anthony gill? 66-51 final, cavaliers, best start since my freshman year, when atms and mtv were new. nfl note. when it comes to representation, uc berkeley can certainly pop its collar in sunday's nfc championship game. packers and seahawks, two former bears, will play a huge role in that game. and green bay's aaron rogers and seattle back marshawn lynch will face off tomorrow in the pacific northwest. and now lynch and rogers are playing together, in berkeley, only one season, but even as teammates, lynch wanted to compete against the corner
back. >> i used to always challenge in throwing competitions. and i won't say i beat him every single time, because he has a heck of an arm. distance-wise. not accuracy. but yeah, he was a great teammate. we had a lot of fun. oakland guy. so he loved being in the bay area. and representing his city, as he used to say. >> and now, for something really different. it has been called the tesla of the sea. energy efficient. and it is coming. next week. >> solar is all wet. sort of. come aboard the 33-foot green line hybrid. >> she's got four panels above the cockpit. and simply put, that stores the energy under the sun. and it goes into a battery. no different than your laptop battery. and that powers the whole house, and the propulsion. >> all green, all electric.
one of the stars of the january 22 san francisco boat show. >> the current is wanting me to go that way but i'm trying to go against the current. >> now you're doing it. >> wow. >> if this knucklehead can steer it, anyone can. >> and you can control that with the ipad as well. >> what? ipad? if you can play a video game, you can sail this vessel. >> she's got the usual bells and whistles you might find in a bond movie, and with this ipad feature -- >> you can still watch the giants game, 49ers, raiders. and you can get it all. >> absolutely. we even have apple tv, so if you want to catch up on mad men or game of thrones, you can do that as well. >> or a kpix5 newscast. >> that's right. kpix. >> beautiful. beautiful. >> all right, hey, let's get
out of here. ross ramos looking to close it out up the line. up by one. at dublin high school. a miss. and coby, coby for the win. 79-78, over crazy mad cap antics at dublin high school. what a win. >> i love the excitement. >> yes. >> thanks so much for watching. we will see you again at 11:00. >> the latest news and
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