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stop. so then he sideswiped the car in front of me as well and like he couldn't get through so he just like hit this bmw in her car got really messed up. >> reporter: her car only has minor damage. >> one of the first victims this morning was a pregnant female. >> reporter: the woman is in stable condition. some victims tell police after the suspect hit them he pointed his gun at them before driving off. oakland police finally spotted him. then he floored it leading police on a chase in east to west oakland hitting more cars including three to four police cruisers. oakland police decided to end the pursuit for public safety. a chp followed the sedan to berkeley. that's where police say blackman ditched his car next to the north berkeley bart station after a tire came off the rim. minutes later 20 to 30 cops surrounded the man with guns drawn. >> he had his hands in his pockets.
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he was walking steadily. >> reporter: he ignored you? >> he ignored all the commands. >> reporter: police fired a beanbag round at him leading him to surrender. police are looking for his gun. we are finding out more about the suspect from his neighbors. they say this is not his first rodeo. cup at 6:00, we'll tell you what he did last year to many of his neighbors cars that got him arrested. live in berkeley, da lin, kpix 5. dog owners on alert after a discovery at an east bay park. who would want to hurt pets who visit the ohlone dog park in hercules? john ramos on neighbors who are trying to limit the damage. reporter: on january 30th, hercules police got a call from residents who said they found something unexpected here at ohlone dog park. >> the citizens record finding approximately 100 tacks scattered around the dog park. >> reporter: dog owners picked
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up all the thumb tacks they could find and posted a sign warning people to be careful. but then last weekend the mystery became even more unsettling when 200 more tax were found strewn about in the park in a nearby creek. >> i'm calling it an intentional act. what the person's actual intent is, i don't know. but they did it on purpose. >> reporter: police may not know the motive for this. but larry says they also don't seem to realize the extent of the problem. >> we started collecting and found out there weren't just a few. there were thousands. >> reporter: the retire police officer himself is a regular visitor to the park. and says he and others have collected bags of the tacks over many different days all coming in the last three weeks. >> there would be more day after day. >> reporter: he suspect they are coming from someone with a grudge against park management.
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the dogs are in most danger and clarine is keeping his on a leash these days. it's a mystery with few answers and one disturbing question: why would anyone do something like this? in hercules, john ramos, kpix 5. new details out today on the zika virus. a yolo county resident has tested positive for the virus. we are told the patient recently traveled out of the country and had a mild case of zika. meantime, the cdc is warning of the potential of widespread zika cases across the united states. the head of the agency told members of congress today that he expects puerto rico and other u.s. territories to be hit hard by the virus. the zika virus is transmitted through mosquitos and has been linked to a rare birth defect causing head and brain abnormalities. there is no vaccine for the virus. some of the biggest names in surfing headed to northern california as we speak. that's after a competition in hawaii was called off at the last minute.
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the forecast says 40-foot swells never materialized on oahu's north shore so organizers called it off just hours before it was set to begin. meantime, our big wave surf contest titans of mavericks is still on for this friday near half moon bay. spectators are no longer allowed onshore line to watch. but they can view the action from the old princeton landing restaurant. so how big will the waves be for friday's mavericks competition? paul deanno is monitoring the ocean conditions. >> we have a big storm offshore in the north pacific which is going to fire off a large swell and we are going to see waves at the mavericks location a half mile offshore, not right on the beach, we could see waves in that one specific spot to about 40 to 60 feet. now, what are the conditions that lead to perfect conditions for mavericks? you want to have bigger waves. they're coming. you also want to have a longer period, as well. the period is the time between the waves. the longer that period is, the better the surf is at
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mavericks. so if you add everything up, you want a strong low in the north pacific. you want that. you want it up to 2,000 miles away so you can get that long swell and you can also get a long westerly fetch. you want those winds to come in from the west. you want the waves to come in from the west. basically, everything is adding up for perfect conditions this friday at mavericks and game on, we are going to be surfing there coming up on friday. the weather should cooperate as well if you want to go out there close by and watch. we'll talk about any rain chances locally. there is some rain in the seven- day forecast now. we'll have that coming up. in about 20 minutes, the issue of san francisco police and officers' use of force is going to be put up for debate. here's a live look at city hall where the police commission is set to hold its meeting. the police officers association is going to ask to change the policy. it wants officers to be able to carry tasers. the recent deadly shooting of mario woods has ignited protests and calls for change. president obama is headed to the bay area tonight. he is coming to attend two
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political fundraisers in sillicon valley. tomorrow the president will be at the atherton home of venture capitalist steve wesley. this is president obama's first bay area visit this year. some other bay area headlines tonight. another high-end heist in the heart of san francisco. police say several suspects went into the salvatore ferragamo store last night in union square and they then stole more than $10,000 in merchandise. an employee tried to stop them but the thieves ran out. el nino being credited with clearing up the water of many bay area lakes. toxic blue-green algae caused officials to ban swimming at several of the lakes late last year. the rain and cooler weather purged the algae from at least three spots so far. kpix 5 viewer sent us this photograph. that's a porsche on fire. we are told this is southbound 101 near hillsdale boulevard in san mateo. the viewer says he took this
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picture at about 9:30 this morning. it looks like the driver made it out okay. a big budget challenge for uc-berkeley. the school is running a $150 million deficit. the chancellor says they will consider consolidating academic programs, look at spending on athletics and consider cutting staff. a review by administrators blames the deficit on reduced state funding an increased pensions costs and tuition fees for instate undergrads hasn't gone up in the last five years. i'm mike sugerman in san francisco where the weather is supposed to be nice this weekend. and that's good because the naked parade is back. that story is coming up. >> plus, forget big sales. a bay area principal develops a new app taking school fundraising to a new level. >> and the new big boost for google and its driverless car technology. as,, ,,,,,,
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an unusual way of celebrati valentine's day. they are planning to bare it
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new at 5:00 no flowers or candy. one group as an unusual way of celebrating valentine's day. >> they are planning to bare it all for a nude march in san francisco. kpix 5's mike sugerman says the city has just given them the green light. hey, mike. >> reporter: well, liz, in san francisco for some, nothing says valentine's day like the naked parade. and it's back. in free spirited san francisco being naked in public was considered free expression. it was fine until 2013, after that you would get a fine for taking off your pants. >> taking your pants off at castro market and displaying your genitals to everyone, that's not free expression. >> reporter: that was supervisor scott weiner's explanation three years ago. [ yelling ] >> reporter: protests, demonstrations, and arrests followed. often led by gypsy taub activist and tv host. >> i do naked interviews and protests on channel 29.
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>> reporter: not on channel 5, huh? >> i wish -- i'm open to doing it on channel 5. [ laughter ] >> will you guys do it? >> that's not up to me. >> reporter: a provision in the law allowed for nudity during festivals, parades and fairs but several times when miss taub went to get a permit she was turned down. >> applied for a permit in september. it was also denied. a district court judge ordered a tro, a temporary restraining order, against the sfpd and he ordered them to give us the permit. >> they are allowed to be naked if they want to be naked. and as long as they fall within the confines of the permit, they are not violating any law. >> reporter: so they can't go naked into a store and buy a soft drink, for instance. although to get a citation, someone would have to complain. that's the way the law is written. gypsy hopes that won't happen. the saturday parade from castro and market to city hall is being done, she says, for love. >> the human body is a beautiful thing. we're all born naked and there's nothing wrong with our
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bodies. >> reporter: you might have noticed misstop there was topless. that's okay in san francisco. the law says you can't show your genitals. except this weekend from noon to 2 p.m. walking down market street. in san francisco, mike sugerman, kpix 5. looking for a hotel deal online could backfire. >> coming up, the warning that you are using a bogus booking site. >> and overflow crowd here today over the proposed firing of the director of the california coastal commission and kpix 5 is the only bay area station here. coming up tonight at 6:00 why some say this is not just over one person's job but possibly the future of the california coast. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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the towel... kpix 5's allen martin is here with the latt on a shrinking g-o-p field. in the race for the white house two republicans are throwing in the towel. kpix 5' allen martin is here with the latest on a shrinking gop field. >> reporter: carly fiorina is dropping out after poor showings in iowa and new hampshire. the 61-year-old former ceo of hewlett-packard had promoted herself as an outsider who climbed the corporate ranks. she picked up momentum from debate performances last fall. but she wasn't able to hold on to that in 2016. also today, new jersey governor chris christie ended his campaign. he spent more than 70 days in new hampshire holding a lot of town hall meeting there but his
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image as a blunt brash east coaster was overshadowed by businessman donald trump. he won in new hampshire. so that leaves six republican candidates still standing including trump, ohio governor john kasich, who came in second in new hampshire, the others senator ted cruz, jeb bush, marco rubio and ben carson. on the democratic side vermont senator bernie sanders beat former secretary of state hillary clinton. 60% to 39% in new hampshire primary last night. an exclusive interview with bernie sanders is coming up on the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" tonight. ken, liz. >> thank you. new at 5:00, schools all over the bay area are turning to an app to raise money. >> from livermore to san jose, we're talking thousands of dollars. kpix 5's emily turner on how one school in san francisco brought in more than $60,000 reporter: when it comes to fundraising for schools, you can say good-bye to bake sales and good-bye to goodwill.
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now hello to school [ indiscernible ] it looks like any other collection bin for donations but the power of this one is exceptional. $68,000. >> what's really icing on the cake, last year it was like holy smokes. >> reporter: for the last few years they have been donating clothes to the bin. they have been turned into more than $68,000 of funding. it goes directly back to the school itself. >> it's a great way to do good and look good. >> reporter: the company provides local schools with bins, bags and tags for clothing. it picks up the donations and sells them on its site. 40% of the profits go back to the schools that donated the items. think ebay without the work. >> we don't need to go anywhere. they don't need to raise funds it none of that. it's just clean out your closet and support your school. >> reporter: for yikwo, that means art consultants, p.e. consultants, field trips and supplies, things they might not get in today's tight educational budget. >> it's the opportunity to provide a more whole education
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and for our kids it's fun. >> reporter: it started in the bay area by a former principal who got the idea while cleaning out her kids' closet. now her company raised more than $300,000 for bay area schools and after only two years, partnered with 22,000 schools nationwide helping fashion fill funding gaps. in san francisco, emily turner, kpix 5. the stars are out this week for the pebble beach pro-am. clint eastwood was there. the actor once was the mayor of carmel. larry the cable guy showed off his spring. interesting choice of golf attire. he is of course in character. and you might think that was a pro. it's actually green bay packers quarterback aaron rodgers. >> he is a pro. >> well, he is a pro, different sport. >> good golfer, too. >> a lot of people showing up. looks like huey lewis there, timberlake is coming this year. should be a good turnout. >> fabulous weather. >> and so many folks have had
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the chance to drive from santa clara where the super bowl was head right south, hour and a half, two-hour drive and you're there and the weather has been perfect there. arguably a little too warm. it was 85 degrees at pebble beach the past couple of days. winds are beginning to turn more onshore which will take away the 80s. and for some of you the 70s. but we are staying above average for a while. that said, there is rain in the seven-day forecast. hang on for two minutes. i'll get you there. san francisco 68 mild degrees. that's the coolest day of the past three. but well above average. san jose you're 64. santa rosa 70. concord and oakland 68 degrees currently. radar scanning, we have three of them. south bay we have our radar at mount vaca, the radar toward eureka finding nothing. we are beginning to see a drop in the snowpack. over one week it's down 11%. hey, some of it's melted and it's ending up in the reservoir because we have been warm in the sierra as well but snowpack is now only 3% above average. see we need a change. we need some rainfall. we'll talk about why we won't get any soon. tonight with a little cloud cover, oakland and san jose and
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san francisco all staying in the 50s. maybe you're heading down to pebble beach. it will be beautiful weather to watch the tournament there. tomorrow and friday, highs around 70 degrees with a mixture of sun and clouds. so we did get some cloud cover once again today. because the ridge of high pressure is no longer directly over the bay area, it has slid to our south, it is allowing some of the cloud cover, the southern edge of a couple of fronts, to make it into the bay area. so we are getting cloud cover. but we're thumbs down on the rainfall. the rain is going to stay well to our north because that ridge will stay close enough to send all the rain into oregon and washington. this is futurecast. this is a wide version. next storm, there are storms out there. pacific northwest. friday, another front. more for the pacific northwest. zero for us. actually over the weekend high pressure will reestablish itself and notice all of northern california is completely dry. so there are some storms but
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that ridge is now taking them and sending them well to our north. so we're partly cloudy again tonight, watch for some patchy valley fog. mild again tomorrow with a mixture of sun and clouds. and we'll stay dry right through the weekend. highs tomorrow around 70 degrees. it sounds like we are giving you an april forecast. it's cooler than the entire we are. we are still 10 degrees above average. fremont and napa 71. san francisco 67 degrees. if anything, we are going to get warmer on sunday and monday. valentine's day maybe outdoor brunch because we are going to be in the 70s again inland. but there it is. perhaps the pattern begins to shift to cooler cloudier weather. it's still a week away which is the not good part but the good part is, for the first time in about 10 days we have rain on the seven-day forecast. >> great news. good to see that again. >> take it when we can get it. >> absolutely, thanks, paul. everybody looks for a great deal when booking a hotel but consumerwatch reporter julie watts discovered some online booking sites can lead travelers in a bad place. >> reporter: now, we're not talking about orbitz, travelocity or those other big sites. rather, the travel industry says there are thousands of smaller third party booking sites that they say lead people to believe they are dealing
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with the actual hotel. for example, this hampton inn and five results are actually ads from smaller third party booking companies. their web addresses are similar to the hotel's. kevin carroll of the san francisco hotel council says consumers who click on them often don't realize they are dealing with a middleman and that can be a problem. >> when they arrive it may not be the room they wanted. it may not be the type of room or the level of room or may not be -- have the accessibility needs they might need and it may not also include the loyalty programs of the hotel, as well. >> reporter: or you may have trouble changing or canceling a reservation. the american hotel and lodging association says some of these sites are simply out and out frauds that you will take customers' money or even steal their identities. it's estimated consumers lose more than $1.3 billion a year because of deceptive or fraudulent booking sites. so how can you tell if you're on a third party booking site? look for extra words in the web address like reservation or the name of the city or simply call
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the hotel directly and ask. now, a bill introduced in washington today would require these third party travel sites to clearing identify on every page of their website that they are not affiliated with the hotel. in the newsroom, julie watts, kpix 5. fast food joints aren't exactly known for always getting your order correct. a man's apology after throwing an alligator into a wendy's drive through. here's the closing numbers from wall street. the market closed mixed today. he
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re-writing the rules to all for driverless cars. it's a step forward for google. defining the feds are rewriting the rules to allow for driverless cars. that's a step forward for google. the government is now redefining the word driver to include computers. google wants to develop cars without steering wheels, pedals
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or human drivers. google also filed a patent to create a driverless delivery truck. on board lockers will be opened by customers with a credit card. you might want to start calling it the hot dog king. burger king's newest menu item takes a left turn. the fast food franchise will start serving hot dogs later on this month. one executive called it the biggest launch since the 1970s when the company introduced its first chicken sandwich. burger king will serve two versions a classic grilled dog and a chili cheese hot dog. the franchise started experimenting with hot dogs in five cities last year. couple of bay area restaurants are celebrating foodie honors. they are among the top ten in the country according to yelp. now, we don't get number one. that went to porto's bakery and cafe in burbank but berkeley's cheese board pizza was behind it in second place. san francisco's gary danco came in 6th. nearly half of the businesses on yelp's top 100 list are
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based here in california. an explanation from the florida man who threw a live alligator through a fast-food drive through window. a 23-year-old florida man was arrested for pitching the 3- foot alligator through the window of a wendy's drive through. he is charged with illegal possession of an alligator and assault with a deadly weapon. today he apologized and said his stunt was meant as a prank. >> it was a prank on a buddy who works at wendy's. i'm sorry for what i did. just being stupid, not thinking and obviously i found out what the consequences were. >> a judge has ordered him to avoid contact with any animals other than his mother's dog and to undergo a mental health evaluation. well, now for a look at what's ahead on the "cbs evening news." scott pelley is in new york. scott? >> reporter: hi, ken and liz. great to be with you in the bay area. here's the "cbs evening news" tonight. after his landslide victory in new hampshire, we'll talk with
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bernie sanders about the next big battle, south carolina. plus, what donald trump's triumph last night means for the rest of the gop pack. and a cbs news investigation looking into home medical tests that claim they can detect cancer before there are symptoms. those stories tonight on the western edition of the "cbs evening news" at 5:30 right after kpix 5 news. ,, ,,,,,,
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until the kpix 5 newsroom. new at 6:00 tonight, tigers tragedy. a mating attempt at a northern california zoo goes horribly wrong! new details on the deadly attack that has left zoo workers devastated. >> and people who lost their homes in the "valley fire" just trying to move on. the major roadblock that's keeping them from rebuilding. those stories and a whole lot more tonight at 6:00. >> thank you. that's it for us here at 5:00. the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> allen and veronica will see you back here at 6:00. and remember, the latest news and weather, always on cbssf.com. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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>> t >> thank you! >> pelley: one taste of victory, and trump is hooked. >> reporter: will you win south carolina? >> oh, i'm going to win south carolina. >> pelley: also tonight, fresh from his new hampshire win, sanders takes us to his brooklyn roots. what hardship formed the character that you have now? a cbs news investigation, dubious medical tests unapproved by the f.d.a. and, at 93, he found love online, the love he lost seven llcades ago. >> and i said, "i'll see you soon," and away i went, and i never saw her again. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. w

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