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and the public.. remembering now at noon, paying tribute to a bay area police officer who was killed. family, friends and the public remembering augustine gus vegas. good afternoon, i'm michelle griego. frank mallicoat is off. thousands of people crowded into richmond memorial auditorium to pay their
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respects. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is outside the memorial which has just ended. anne? >> reporter: the funeral is wrapping up right now. it is a packed house inside memorial auditorium. you would be hard pressed to find a dry eye among them. [ bagpipe music ] >> reporter: augustine vegas, known as gus, was honored by hundreds of law enforcement officers but the most touching tribute -- >> best parts of me are from him. [ crying ] >> reporter: were from gus' ten children. >> you will live on and you will will forever be in our hearts. >> reporter: gus vegas had been with the richmond police force for 15 years but his family life was number one and in his off time he founded a nonprofit to help children in foster care. >> the love and encouragement you showed all of us kids, dad, it's the same love and encouragement we will show our kids. >> reporter: the suspect in vega's death is the father of
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his 6-year-old grandson, robert vega, accused of shooting gus in his home last week in vallejo. robert was in a relationship with one of the officer's daughters. >> dad's final breath came doing exactly what he always taught us and that was to protect our family at all costs. >> reporter: you could see gus' wild side at today's memorial. >> i remember feeling so cool that my dad would pick me up from school every day on the [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: memories as they say good-bye at the richmond civic center plaza today. >> we're going to be okay. you taught us right. and we'll see you again, pop. >> reporter: now, part of the write-up about gus in today's program says that life is truly about the impact that we have on others during the time we're allotted and by all accounts, gus made the most of it. live in richmond, anne makevoc, kpix 5. new at noon the feds have filed a new motion firing back at apple for refusing to unlock the phone of one of the san
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bernardino shooters. in the motion, federal prosecutors say the company has chosen to repudiate the judge's order instead of following it. the department also says apple designs its products to allow technology rather than the law to control access to critical data. more than 200 people were exposed to tuberculosis after a va hospital employee tested positive for the deadly disease. the employee was diagnosed in october but continued working at the va hospital in palo alto until last month. several california representatives sent a letter to va secretary robert mcdonald demanding answers. part of it reads, the va must have protocols in place for notifying management and instances of exposure to a particular disease or infection. the va has not responded to that letter. a state senator from oakland acted today to restrict the movement of coal through california cities. this follows a dispute over a plan to bring in three million tons of coal a year by rail partly with public funds from
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utah to a former army base in west oakland. today, senator lonny hancock proposed two bills addressing potential threats to public health and the environment in oakland specifically. she also has two bills that apply statewide. . east bay drivers may find the afternoon commute home a little smoother. two new express lanes opened in the eastbound direction of interstate 580 through the tri- valley. and as kpix 5's kiet do reports, even more relief is on the way. >> reporter: they new express lanes opened april the 5 a.m. so far, so good. this is the counter-commute direction. not a lot of traffic volume on the roads. but they are still charging to use these express lanes. this has been years in the making with the 580 express lanes opening up within just the past couple of hours here east bay commuters finally getting more relief and more options. the new express lanes are 580 eastbound starting at hacienda and goes for 11 miles. the express lane is free for carpools, buses, van pools, motorcycles and qualified clean
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air vehicles but here's the catch. you will need the new fastrak flex tag. it looks just like this. it has an indicator switch numbered 1, 2 and 3 and you select how many passengers are in the vehicle. you need the new flex tag to use the lanes for free. solo drivers can use the old fastrak tag but you will be charged a fee calculated on the amount of traffic on the road. freeway signs will constantly update you on the cost to travel from exit to exit and these new express lanes are in effect from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and are free outside those hours. these transponders receive and sendcy signal when you pass under the sign and then charges your fastrak account accordingly. 580 westbound lanes will open up on monday morning. that's when the express lanes will be open in both directions here on 580 in the east bay.
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in pleasanton, kiet do, kpix 5. sad news in the sports world. the oakland a's have announced former infielder tony phillips died this week. he is known for making the final defensive play in the a's sweep of the giants during the 1989 world series. it's not clear how phillips died. he was 56 years old. to washington now where the body of justice antonin scalia is lying in restate in the great hall of the -- in repose in the great hall of the u.s. supreme court. cbs news' weijia jang has the tribute. >> reporter: the sun just started coming up above the supreme court when a group of people kneeled to pray for the late justice antonin scalia. >> we came out this morning to be here to witness his last visit. >> reporter: his casket arrived for the final visit following close behind were his children and his former law clerk serving as honorary
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pallbearers. once inside the current members of the court joined a short ceremony. after the ceremony the public was allowed in. a high school junior from north carolina said she respected him. >> he is definitely someone who stands up for what he believes in and sticks with what he thinks is right for our country. >> reporter: president and mrs. obama are expected to arrive to the court sometime this afternoon to pay their respects. but they will not go to the funeral. the white house is sending vice president joe biden to represent the administration saying he has a personal relationship scalias. >> we believe we have settled on a -- an appropriate and respectful arrangement. >> reporter: the private funeral will be held tomorrow at the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception here in the nation's capital. weijia jang, the supreme court. campaign 2016 now where it's down to the wire in south carolina. voters go to the polls tomorrow
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in a pivotable primary contest. craig boswell on the republican scramble for last-minute support. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. >> reporter: donald trump's war of words with pope francis softened thursday night. >> the pope is a wonderful guy. >> reporter: that spat made headlines around the world after the pope criticized trumps focus as building walls as not christian. he and his five rivals for the republican nomination are going throughout south carolina for a day before voters go to the polls. >> south carolina and texas share a tradition of fighting for freedom with everything in us. >> we want to do for america what your governor and your legislature has done for south carolina. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: marco rubio has five rallies today. the first one here in columbia where some voters are waiting until the last minute to decide. >> like a lot of people make up
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their mind tomorrow morning. >> there could be some surprising tomorrow. >> there could be. >> reporter: and in the midst of the scramble for votes, this moving moment at a town hall meeting in clemson thursday. >> but i was in a really dark place for a long time. i was pretty depressed. >> reporter: a young kasich supporter spoke of job loss and divorce. >> i would really appreciate one of those hugs you have been talking about. [ applause ] >> reporter: the polls open early saturday morning. craig boswell, cbs news, columbia, south carolina. >> the latest major polling shows the race tightening. trump has a commanding lead. cruz is five points behind. a live look at the big board. as we wrap up the week on wall street the dow is down about 48 points. author harper lee known best for the novel to kill a mockingbird has died. lee received the presidential medal of freedom in 2007. she published the book in 1960 and it was one of the most
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widely read novels of all time. the story of a girl in a southern town. her father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman. gregory peck played harper lee. lee stunned the world by allowing a second book called go set a watchman to be published. she had written it before to kill a mockingbird using many of the same characters. it was set 20 years later. reviews were mostly negative. but it was still a best-seller. still ahead, this isn't lava flowing. the phenomenal that has people flocking to yosemite to get a look. plus designed to carry tourists into space. the new rocket veldheer in california. >> reporter: good afternoon, i'm roberta gonzales live in the south bay where it is all about san jose today. we have baseball with san jose state tonight. we have san jose's greatest band in the whole wide world. and we have all your weather you need to know about as the
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for a commercial spaceship. the program has been on hold since a deadly accident ovee mojave desert later today virgin galactic will reveal its latest prototype for a commercial spaceship. it's been on hold since a deadly accident over the mojave desert 16 months ago. the first version of spaceship 2 broke apart in a test flight killing the pilot. the rocket is designed to carry six passengers on a sub-orbital flight for a few minutes of weightlessness and view of the earth. >> the most important thing is that after the unveiling today, that we spend months after months without test pilots testing until we're sure that
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we're ready to send people safely into space. >> virgin galactic is racing with spacex, amazon and microsoft to be the first to offer commercial space travel. volvo has a solution for people who always seem to misplace their car keys. it's created an app that replaces the physical key with a digital one. car owners can even send it to friends or family who are borrowing the car. volvo will test the technology in sweden and hopes to have it available next year. yosemite is always a hot spot for photographers but a rare phenomenon has even more people snapping pictures. it's called a fire fog. take a look. the optical illusion, it looks like fire flowing off a cliff but park rangers say it's sun glowing through a waterfall. the angle of the sun has to be just right and it happens only for a couple of weeks in february. cool. time now for a look at our friday forecast. roberta gonzales is live at san jose municipal stadium. and you have some friends there, roberta. ♪[ music ]
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>> reporter: it's sweet hiya. we are at the stadium in san jose where today, we have san jose state. they are squaring off against lancaster. they got a baseball game. we're starting to feel spring fever here in the south bay so we thought we would bring out san jose fun to play at super bowl city and now here playing live. they are the most requested band in the bay area now and we have [ non-english language ] how are you doing? >> great. >> you guys are just on a roll right now. what has been the key to your success? >> sticking together. loving each other through the good, the bad, life. we are a mix from egypt, the band from san jose, this is our hometown so it's an honor to play the san jose giants today. >> you know, that's what makes it so unique here in the bay area and the silicon valley. people come from all over and mix and mesh together to make
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the most beautiful environment. >> i love this rainbow. >> it's a big day at municipal stadium because we have san jose state playing here. there's a huge job fair here tomorrow. find out more about that if you need some employment but right now you need your weather. let's look at our hi-def doppler radar. we have light rain to the north and south. nothing substantial. anything we receive will be generally less than .10". current temperatures san jose varying from the low 50s in santa rosa to the low 60s here in san jose. let's get to it. our satellite and radar indicates that we have a pretty impressive cold front but once it bangs up against eureka, it begins to fall apart at the seams as it drifts down south. so we are just left with a stray shower here and there across the state today for your getaway friday. if you are lucky enough to head to the high sierra, temperatures in the mid-30s. otherwise, we do have a winter
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weather advisory that goes into effect at 2:00 today. and that's because we're expecting even more snow on top of the nearly 3 feet that fell over the past 36 hours. let's head to northstar. >> today temperatures again 50s, 60s. the extended forecast, blue skies for the weekend and warming trend on monday. again, sweet hiya. we want more information about where you will be playing next because i'm loving you guys. you want to find out where their next event, go to cbssf.com. go to "links and numbers."
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reporting from municipal stadium, roberta gonzales, kpix 5. >> roberta, you could join the band! you look at home right there. all right. thank you. a cherished san francisco tradition happens tomorrow the annual chinese new year parade is the largest one outside asia. it includes elaborate floats, school marching band, stilt walkers and a dragon. the parade starts at 5:15 p.m. at second and market streets and then heads through chinatown towards columbus avenue. it can be a problem for people with more than one pet. our pet expert gives us meal time tips to avoid a feeding frenzy. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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. well, today's tip of the day is going to be is with cantaloupe. selection and storage is important. when you buy cantaloupe this time of year, you may cut them and they will be crunchy not a lot of sugar so here's what you want to do. when you buy them, make sure the net something tight all the way around. a little bit of green is okay this time of year but the less green the better. heavy for their size. that means they have a small cavity. when you bring them home, simply store them, here's the key now, you want to store them in the refrigerator. and let me tell you why. at room temperature, they will start to decay on you much quicker and get a little bit of that like a mouldy look to them and that you don't want. in the refrigerator, they will stay for 4 to 6 days that way.
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but take about a couple of hours before and get them up to room temperature because once cantaloupes get picked the sugar content stops. with honeydew the sugar content continues. so there you go. cantaloupes, some proscuitto wrapped it, great. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer, and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. meal time can be a feeding frenzy as pets compete for dinner or snacks. here is our pet expert dr. jill chase with some advice and cody and kona. >> back by popular demand. they are popular. >> they are not fighting though. >> no. i don't think so. but the question is good. are the dogs or cats that in a multi-animal family fighting for food? in which case i would say separate the bowls.
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in my house i had a cat who would eat until she burst so i would have to physically remove her so she wouldn't eat everybody else's food. if you have animals fighting you have to feed them in separate areas. you have to put one in one room, close the door and the other one in the other room. >> i think kona wants me. >> there you go. >> so it is -- you know, it seems like an easy topic but in fact, it does happen a lot in homes and a lot of owners may not know what to do to make their lives less stressful. so one, definitely different bowls for different animals and two, if you have animals that are going to compete for food or even start to fight, then separate them into different rooms. >> those are meals. what about snacks? when you're just -- >> snacks are tricky. that's a really good question. you know, you have to be prepared to feet if it's a dog situation where you can just -- you have to be prepared to separate so that nobody is fighting over each treat, right? that can absolutely turn into a dogfight and that can be very dangerous and scary. >> okay. all right. those are good tips to know. this is kona, right?
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>> yup. >> and then cody is kind of hanging out. >> yeah. >> they're much more active than they were the last time. last time they had passed out. >> i know. >> we'll bring them on again. i want to keep bringing them on so people can watch them grow. >> thank you to dan for bringing them in. if you have a question about your pet's health or well- being, just email pets@kpix.com or on our facebook page, and we'll have our pet expert give you an answer every friday right here at noon. we'll be right back. ,, ,,
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and the democrats in nevada. we're live in both states as people are hours away from casting their votes. that story and more at five. that's it for the k-p-i-x a big weekend in campaign 2016. we're live in nevada and south carolina as people cast their votes. that and more at 5:00. that's it for kpix 5 news at noon. have a great afternoon. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ,,
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♪ >> ridge: let's try and take it easy. no one is knocking maya. you know that. >> rick: trust me. i'm perfectly clear on who's being insulted here. >> ridge: [ sighs ] >> eric: rick, it's only for the weekend. it's for this one particular audience. >> rick: really? then why was it done behind my back? dad, did you or did you not tell me that this was my home? >> ridge: it's our home. it's her home. >> rick: then i won't be back in this house until my wife's portrait's back on that wall. >> ridge: [ sighs ] >> bridget: does rick miss being c.e.o.? be honest. >> maya: hmm. i don't know. it was so important to him for so long, but... maybe he just needed to prove to himself that he could be

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