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>> i cannot. >> reporter: ramirez committed those crimes in both san francisco and los angeles. 9-year-old linda lleon was killed in this building that still stands. >> we had a gun in our pocket, just because of everything we knew about how they guy was pure evil. >> reporter: sur has a connection with the case, he was on the night stalker task force as a young officer, 31 years ago. >> he had these almost like black, almost colorless eyes. i remember seeing him very up close up in the jail one time where you snow, it's something that stays with you forever. >> reporter: richard ramirez died in prison three years ago. the accomplice. they say they know who the guy is, why won't they arrest him? we'll look into that at 6:00.
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mike sugarman, kpix 5. no jail time for three san francisco students accused of clamping a bike lock around their african american neck. they must complete 30 days of a work release program and serve community service. they must also pay a $600 fee. they're placed on two years of court probation. the third student received the same sentence, minus the weekend work. the students were all roommates at a campus dorm in 2013, in addition to the bike lock defend, the three candidates who are white are accused of scrawling racist messages, and calling the victim racist names. they've been charged with a hate crime, but it was too hard to prove that in court. the incident rocked the community, and led to massive protests at san jose state. three children have been left orphans by a violent crash on highway 4. the martinez family was eastbound in discovery bay when their van
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was hit head-on about 11:20 last night. reporter lee martinez on what happened next. >> real rough road, not very well maintained. >> reporter: highway 4 out in the delta can be dangerous, even in the daytime according to locals. last night, a family of 6, heading into the east bay in their dodge van didn't make it home. right before the bridge leading into contra costa county, the chevy pickup hit them head-on. the parents died at the scene. >> a good samaritan was passing by, and stopped, and excavated the four passengers out of the vehicle. >> reporter: the survivers were taken to tracy sutter hospital with only minor injuries. the chevy driver was taken to the hospital with major injuries. >> we don't call them
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accidents, we call them collisions. >> reporter: more often than not, they see drivers breaking the rules. regulars say they've seen a lot of cars in the delta over the years. >> pass a lot where they shouldn't. >> reporter: california highway patrol says it doesn't respond to more collisions out here, but it's a road that requires more focus. locals say it is a dangerous drive, because there's low visibility and nothing stopping you from driving off the road. >> you're done. you're going into the water. >> that's lee martinez reporting. chp says the cause of the accident, still under investigation. officers believe that speed may be a factor. the driver of the chevy truck has not been charged in the collision. police are on edge in san jose. suspects have become bolder in recent weeks and officers fear their lives are in danger. latest? a shootout at a cafe.
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kpix 5's lynn ramirez found out the police department has been pushed to the limit. >> reporter: for san francisco officers on swing shift tonight, there's more tension than usual. >> there's a lot of officers nationwide that have been attacked, killed. >> reporter: it's not only what's happening in other parts of the country. >> we've had two officer involved shootings. we know that the streets are very hot right now. >> reporter: in just the last week, police shot and killed a suspect who was threatening people with a knife. they safely negotiated the freedom of a 3-year-old hostage, and arrested her father after a day long standoff. they investigated the city's 9th homicide at a vietnamese coffeehouse, and are still looking for the suspect. early saturday morning, officers shot it out with a 24- year-old man with an assault rifle. >> leaned out the car and started firing at them with a firearm that resembles an ak- 47. >> reporter: the officer shot and wounded the suspect who was
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taken into custody. it doesn't help that all of this happened when san francisco pd is in the middle of a staffing crisis. >> we need more officers. we're not joking around when we say we have an issue. it's a fact. we have a problem. >> reporter: with each new critical incident that happens, officers involved are taken off the streets while the cases are investigated, leading to deeper shortages. in san jose, kpix 5. a structural mess right now for a bay area business. the massive air conditioning unit crashed through the ceiling at the babies "r" us store in colma. a section of the roof caved in with it. nobody got hurt. the store is closed for now, no word on when it will reopen. weather also to blame for a mudslide in moraga. >> this all happening on the 900 block of augusta drive. julia good ridge tells us,
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neighbors are now pointing fingers at east bay mud. >> this is about as close as i can get to these two homes. these families had to clear out asap. this particular home, you can see directly behind me, the flooring actually buckled, and the deck area collapsed. while there is a break in the storm right now, these families are saying, what are we supposed to do? >> right now, i can't live like this. we're packing up every night. >> reporter: darlene and her husband are moving out of their muraga home, they have no choice. you can see where a huge chunk has slid away. >> it's just gone. >> reporter: their next door neighbors had to move out immediately. darlene knows at any moment, both homes could slide into the creek below. >> they said if you heard rumbling, you would want to like run. that rumbling would mean that something's going to go.
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>> reporter: east may mud owns the homes as part of its watershed. >> that house is completely unstable. >> reporter: both families have an attorney to help them figure out what happens next. until the rain stops, east bay mud says they're monitoring and put down these large tarps to get the soil to dry faster. >> reporter: take a look at how saturated this hillside is. the roots of this oak tree couldn't support it anymore and it came crashing down. you can see how close it came to this home. >> darlene says as heartbreaking as it is to leave this home of 13 years, they're clearing out and fast, with many unanswered questions. >> is it a year thing? is it a fix it, is it a gone thing? we don't know. >> what have you been told from east bay mud? >> nothing. >> reporter: so this is a closer look at the structural damage. you can see how the home, the ledge is actually teetering over the side.
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that happens to be a bedroom. above that is the kitchen area, so that's understandably why the families were told to clear out, and fast. at this point, they don't know what they're supposed to do. they said these problems actually came about in january, so now it's a big test in terms of what they're going to do with east bay mud, and what east bay mud is going to do with them. >> terrifying to watch your home crumbling beneath your feet. i can't imagine. check out this other mess in muraga. a sinkhole opened up. traffic pulled, fell straight down and ruptured the gas line below. pge and crews are working round the clock to restore gas service to 2500 customers. that's the bad side of all the rain. here's the good side. our reservoirs certainly appreciating a good fill up, after all the recent rains. there is so much water it's
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rushing down the pill way. lake shafta is now at 79% capacity, and at 103% of its historic average for this time of the year. butte county's lake oroville is at 70% capacity, and 97% of its historical average. these are levels not seen since 2013. the last wall finally came tumbling down in pacifica. the latest building to be demolished because of the eroding cliff. a bigger mess, however, might be the next apartment building to the north. it has been yellow tagged with the residents and the property owner are challenging that with a city hearing scheduled for next week. as for the building that came down today, all the debris needs to be hauled away before the city can examine the stability of the soil and decide what to do next. you may be able to put the umbrella away for now, but for how long? >> yeah, we're going to get
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over to kpix 5 chief meteorologist, paul deanno. >> let's start with one. we have yet to have one dry day for the entire month of march. we had 13 days in the bay area are measurable rainfall. but that high pressure has taken the track and sent it to far northern california and the pacific northwest. they will now be blocked by that building ridge. we had rain 13 consecutive days, but we will not do number 14. the good news once again, all three of our largest reservoirs are at, or above historical average for this time of the year, and the water will continue to rush into those reservoirs, because we had 20 inches of rain in the shasta reservoir. >> thanks paul. another sexual harassment case at uc berkely. >> coming up, what a cal coach is accused of doing to a reporter that just got him fired. >> plus, you see her every
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afternoon on kpix 5. still ahead, the lawsuit just filed over judge judy's salary. >> and new b.a.r.t. train cars and the way the bay area will get our first look at what could be the future of transit, and what makes them different. ,,
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u-c berkeley is in the procs of firing an assistant coac. for allegedly violating the school's sexual harassment policy. cal says the coach s sexually harassing a female sports reporter. the university s new at 5:00, uc berkely is firing an assistant coach for violating the school's sexual harassment policy. the university says the assistant men's basketball coach, has been suspended, pending terminating proceedings. he will not be traveling during the upcoming ncaa men's basketball tournament. other bay area headlines, a san francisco apartment building has gone up in flames again. this place look familiar? a three-alarm fire at 27 and mission broke out just before midnight. it's been abandoned since
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another fire in january of last year. one man was killed then. no injuries this time. meanwhile in san mateo, two suspected car thieves in the hospital, after this nasty crash. they were trying to get away from police after breaking into a car on harvard road. they smash into a cement pole on el camino real near hillsdale boulevard. the first of b.a.r.t.'s new cars is on its way to the bay area. it's one of ten being shipped from the factory in new york for testing. 50 new cars should be in place by next year, and eventually, more than 1,000. remembering a chp officer that got his start in the bay area. >> the sierra accident that has law enforcement in mourning. >> and protesters try to storm another trump rally. how donald trump is defending his supporters. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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officer nathan taylor had bn with the law enforcement community mourning the loss of a chp officer this evening. officer nathan taylor had been with the highway patrol for nearly 6 years. he got his start in the bay area, he leaves behind a wife and three sons. one of his brothers is also a chp officer. taylor was hit by a car saturday while helping direct traffic after a crash on i-80 near donner summit. he passed away from his injuries late last night.
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a memorial ceremony will be held in his honor tomorrow morning in west sacramento. part of one of san francisco's most popular tourist spots could be closed off to cars and buses. twin peaks is home to some of the best views of the city. but the metropolitan transportation agency says it's dangs rows -- dangerous for bikers and pedestrians. it is considering closing the east side of twin peaks. they're calling it super tuesday 3. the presidential candidates scrambling for last minute votes. five states are up for grabs, including the winner take all states of ohio and florida. live in ohio right now, where it seems like it's everyone against donald trump. >> reporter: ken, you are absolutely right, and there is so much at stake tomorrow, including enough delegates to turn both hillary clinton and donald trump into the likely nominees if they win big.
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but the timing of these primaries is clashing with a new level of tension at donald trump's rallies. that is something all the candidates in both parties are talking about. security escorted a small group of protesters out of the donald trump rally in hillary -- hickory, north carolina. >> we're not angry people. we're good people. >> reporter: trump is hoping to sweep tuesday's primaries, which could make him virtually uncatchable. but ohio polls have governor john kasich neck and neck with trump. >> i'm not going to take the low road to the highest office in the land. >> reporter: in florida, marco rubio supporters are calling voters. >> we're going to shock the country, and we're going to do what needs to be done. >> reporter: ted cruz is focusing his efforts in other
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states. he answered at one point he would not back trump if the businessman is nominated. >> if for example, he were to go out on 5th avenue and shoot somebody, i would not be supporting donald trump. >> reporter: using similar language to separate themselves from the republican leader. >> the end of the day, love always trumps hatred. >> reporter: hillary clinton is leading bernie sanders in several states, but the polls also had her winning michigan last week, which she lost. clinton already has more than half of the delegates needed to secure the nomination, but sanders says the momentum is now in his favor after that surprise victory in michigan. he's using the same argument he used there in ohio, illinois, and missouri, which is he's tougher on trade, and better for the american worker than clinton. live in florida, kpix 5.
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sarah palin's husband is hospitalized tonight after a series accident. but the former vice president candidate still decided to appear at a florida rally for donald trump. she thanked the crowd for their prayers for trump, who she called the toughest guy i know. todd is in intensive care after serious injuries after a snowmobiling accident, no specifics were released by the family. sarah palin referred to the accident as quote a little wreck. an abandoned central valley prison could become a pot plant of sorts. they want to turn the now shuttered clermont custody center into a facility for growing marijuana and producing cannabis oil. the city owns the site, and could make $2 million a year for leasing and tax revenue. it could also provide jobs in an area hard hit by the
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draught. we're trying out for a weekend of heavy rain. >> it's nice to enjoy the break. now we can enjoy the sunshine, because we all know what just happened. a lot of little league games were canceled. now we get to enjoy some sunshine and get to enjoy the spoils of what has been an incredibly wet start to march. monday evening is a little chilly outside. but hey, that big yellow ball in the sky is the sun. upper 50s, livermore, san francisco, 61 degrees. in concord, oakland, san jose, and santa rosa. checking the radar coming up dry. we will be that way for a while. look at what we've done already this march. not even halfway through, and it already is the 4th wettest march in the past 32 years. it's already the 3rd wettest water year in the past 10 years. we're not exceptionally wet for the water year, but we've just been that dry for the past decade. we've already hit number 3 of the past 10. rough days of surf in our area beaches. that will continue until 9:00
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tonight. overnight lows with clear skies. it's still march, it can get chilly and it will be in the north bay. san jose 45. this got me this morning. 7:20 is the sunrise. it's kind of dark if you get up about 6:00 or 6:30. it will be for the next several weeks. big ridge of high pressure. we've been talking about it. it had been searing the storms in northern california. it will now muscle that stormtrack into the pacific northwest. no rest for the weary, seattle and portland, their roughest winter ever. we will get a dry break. that will inch its way over. it's close enough, and strong enough, it will keep us dry, likely for the next six additional days. our next rain chance is not until a week from today, next monday. those valleys get chilly tonight in the 30s. temperatures will climb, and actually be warm by the time we
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hit st. patrick's day. a lot of 6's on your television. livermore 65. in san francisco tomorrow, sunshine, 63 degrees. hello 70s away from the water. friday, the warmest day, 70s near the bay. the weekend, they've been pretty soggy the past two or three weekends. we will not be wet, but we will be a little bit cooler, a little cloudier. we've earned this. turn the sprinklers off. there is no reason to irrigate anything outside for at least the next three weeks. shut them off. a birthday shout out from the white house. >> how president obama is praising warriors superstar steph curry. that's next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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rebel entertainment partners ayments a hollywood talent agency is taking cbs to court over
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profits from judge judy. revel entertainment partners says it's been denied payments since 2010. the tv judge is among the highest paid daytime hosts. the fda is investigating kellogg. this comes after a viral video showing a man urinating on a factory assembly line full of cereal. it is too disturbing to show you, so we won't. kellogg says the video was recorded at its memphis plant in 2014, and adds that any products potentially affected would be very limited, and way past their expiration dates by now. the company is still working to identify the person in that video. filling out your ncaa bracket takes a few minutes, but your employer is paying the bill. job search estimates has cost businesses $1.3 billion an hour. almost 51 million workers could
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participate in office pools this year. march madness coverage begins by the way right here. >> i think we're required to watch. >> yes, part of our job. thursday morning, it's duke vs. north carolina. tip-off at 9:30. but do your work. if you're celebrating a birthday today, you have some very special company. warriors guard steph curry turned 28. what? that's all? he might get serenaded by fans tonight, since the team is playing at home. curry is receiving some pretty high praise on his birthday. president obama in an interview called him the greatest shooter he has ever seen and the best player he's watched since michael jordan. pretty high praise. >> absolutely. >> happy birthday. >> we're back after a quick break. stay with us. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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only on 5- we first exposed a potential safety hazard in i'm allen martin in the kpix 5 newsroom, new at 6:00 for you tonight only on 5, we first exposed a potential safety hazard in the hills. these fire hazards in the mud, and we're finding more pushing the city for answers. and it's time for the nfl to hand the soccer fields back to the kids, but the youth league won't take them back. we'll explain what we just found out. those stories and more tonight at 6:00. all right allen, thank you. that's it for kpix news at 5:00. the cbs evening news with scott pelly is next. >> allen and veronica will see you back here at 6:00, remember, we have the latest
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news and weather always on cbssf.com. >> that's gorgeous. >> there's the sun. >> pelley: on the eve of the high-stakes primaries, getting out the vote and tossing out the protestors. >> get 'em out of here. get 'em out of here. >> the rhetoric he uses is irresponsible. >> that's a toxic environment. it's not healthy. >> pelley: also tonight, what has isis done with two million msople? holly williams speaks to survivors of a city cut off from the world. a tornado carves through a midwest community. and, mr. hamilton goes to washington. broadway makes history at the white house. ♪ alexander hamilton captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. we're coming up on the most critical primaries yet, with fi

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