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thousands of pot smokers and mariju now at noon, people already starting to pack into san francisco's golden gate park. thousands of pot smokers and marijuana advocates arriving for the 420 celebration. good afternoon, i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. we are a little over 4 hours away from the biggest moment for the marijuana celebration
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and the crowd is only expected to grow. kpix 5's anne makovec is live at golden gate park. >> reporter: things are going pretty smoothly here albeit a little bit smokey at golden gate park. what's known as hippie hill near the meadow you can see from the pictures here that we got earlier from chopper 5. there are thousands of people gathered here. crowds have been growing all morning long leading up to the magical minute 4:20 this afternoon. the 420 revelers started showing up at dawn. >> come here wake and bake enjoy the beautiful day. >> reporter: smoking is not allowed in golden gate park technically but it is today. >> everybody will be on their best behavior not too crazy. >> reporter: between 8,000 and 15,000 people are expected to
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gather at hippie hill today. streets are blocked off. the city brought it portable toilet after past years were out of hand. >> it's all good. it's just a day of fun. >> reporter: extra police officers are standing by to be sure it stay that is way. >> it makes it be more calmer out here, you know. >> reporter: just a few yards from the party, normal life continues in golden gate park. these tennis players say they don't mind. >> we're not going to stop our thing. we won't stop doing our thing. we'll all get along. >> reporter: there are snacks with midday munchies and efforts to get out the vote for the ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana in november. being here today seems like -- >> getting high, being positive, peace. you know. [ pause ] >> reporter: anytime you have a gathering this large thousands of people you're going to have a garbage left behind. so the city is already
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preemptively organizing a big clean-up for tomorrow right here at hippie hill. live in san francisco, anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> the now for a different perspective on today's event head to our facebook page. emily turner talked to some students at the high school where this phenomenon began. take a look at the video and then we would like to hear your comments on 420 up on facebook right now. across the country support for legalized marijuana use continues to climb. according to a recent cbs news poll 56% of americans said the use of marijuana should be legal. that's a new high. and a slight increase to a year ago. 36% think it should not be legal. that's down 7 points from last year. a break for renters in san jose. the city council has decided to cap rent increases. but kpix 5's kiet do explain why the housing fight is not over. >> reporter: they had a marathon session last night going for 11 hours until 2 a.m.
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one of the longest meetings on record and one for the record books. for the first time san jose has revamped its rent control laws. rent increases are capped at 5% down from 8%. the housing department pushed the city to tie the increases to the inflation rate which is around 3% but there wasn't enough support to do so. the new cap also only applies to apartment buildings built before 1979 which is about a third of the units in san jose. the council also passed an antiretaliation ordinance which protects renters from getting evict should they report maintenance or code violations. 500 landlords and renters signed up to give public comments. >> unfortunately, this proposal is probably the least business friendly thing i have seen in 30 years of business. >> reporter: there were competing proposals but the most interesting was by councilmember nguyen who wants the city to pass a billion- dollar bond and use the revenue for affordable housing. >> we are working with the county to discuss what a countywide housing bond might
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do, recognizing we can get a lot more resources that way and i'm hopeful that we can find a formulation that our voters will support that will get more house house out there and built. >> reporter: the council is not done. next month they will limit the number of rent control buildings that are demolished each year to protect tenants from losing their homes. in downtown san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. it was a very busy day on bay area freeways this morning with a few crashes making it tough on commuters. traffic on northbound 880 came to a halt around 4:30. the cause, a big rig that hit the center divide at alvarado niles road. one person was seriously injured. a short time later, there was another wreck in the southbound lanes. all lanes were cleared by about 10:30. in daly city a rollover
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accident made a mess of traffic on southbound 280. investigators say that the driver that caused the wreck early this morning apparently fell asleep at the wheel and hit a dump truck. that caused a chain reaction crash involving two other cars. the chp closed two lanes to clear the accident. there were no major injuries. pittsburg police are on the lookout for a man who shot and killed a driver on highway 4 in pittsburg. it happened last night around 9 p.m. near loveridge road. the victim's car careened off the highway and plowed into a fence on california avenue. that stretch of road is no stranger to shootings. last june two people were shot at on highway 4 while driving. the victim was a 19-year-old girl. just days before another shooting killed a 20-year-old. you can expect a packed house at san francisco city hall this evening. on tonight's agenda will be an update on wearable body cameras for police. after several controversial officer-involved shootings, the department of human resources will give an update on negotiations for alternatives to use of force. that includes tasers instead of guns. the meeting starts at 5:30. three people are charged in connection with the water crisis in flint, michigan. two state regulators and city employee were charged with
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evidence tampering and other felonies and misdemeanors. for the first time, raising the lead tainted water crisis to a criminal case 18 months after switching the water shy to the flint river blood tests showed children had dangerously high levels of lead. houston still under water and with more rain in the forecast, the fear is there could be more flooding. emergency crews pumped out the murky floodwater from this toll road. looking for a sunken car and its driver, one of those killed, a 49-year-old woman whose car was stuck in an underpass. officials say at least 7 people died in the recent floods. to campaign 2016. donald trump and hillary clinton are using big wins in new york to cement their status as front-runner for the presidential nomination. cbs reporter craig boswell has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: donald trump and hillary clinton celebrated their new york primary victories with tributes to
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their home state. clinton chose alicia keys. ♪[ music ] >> while trump went old school senate? >> new york, new york ♪ >> reporter: with new yorkers singing their praises, trump and clinton are closer to becoming their party's presidential nominees. >> the race for the democratic nomination is in the home stretch and victory is in sight! [ applause and cheers ] >> we don't have much of a race anymore. senator cruz is just about mathematically eliminated. >> reporter: the question now becomes, what can clinton and trump's opponents do to stop them? >> if we nominate donald, hillary wins. and if hillary wins by double digits. >> reporter: ted cruz was shout out yesterday and trump only needs 393 now to clinch the nomination. >> we have a path toward victory which we are going to fight to maintain.
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>> reporter: bernie sanders' path is more narrow. he needs to win big in the remaining states. >> you can add the numbers up to get a way for sanders to survive but you need to do some voodoo to make it work. >> reporter: clinton's victim means she needs only 30% of the remaining delegates to win the nomination. craig boswell, cbs news, the white house. trump and clinton will expand their leads next week if poll numbers hold up in pennsylvania, connecticut, delaware, rhode island and maryland. those five states all hold primaries next tuesday. a strong aftershock in ecuador has caused some people to abandon their homes even those without damage. the 6.1 earthquake today was the strongest in the aftermath. weekend quake that killed more than 500 people. rescuers are still trying it find survivors and the death toll is expected to rise. still ahead a new face joining the founding fathers in
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your wallet. changes coming to u.s. money. >> plus, the warning about climate change not just for the environment but also for your health. >> it is slightly cooler today. but still well above average as far as our temperatures are concerned. take a look at this beautiful live weather camera. kind of hard to believe. but we have rain returning right here to the bay area. we'll track the raindrops together as the news continues right after this brief time-out.
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-- american the treasury department says a woman will replace andrew jackson on the $20 bill, specifically american abolition newest harriet tubman. originally it was to change the $10 bill but the success of the musical hamilton and social media outcry prompted the treasury to reconsider replacing the founding father. a solid start to the spring
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home buying season. u.s. home sales recovered in march after a february slump. the national association of realtors says sales of existing homes rose more than 5% last month despite fewer properties on the market. the number of listings has fallen 1.5% over the last year pushing up home prices. the median home price was up in march to $223,000 nationwide. mitsubishi is accused of cheating on environmental tests in addition to volkswagen. mitsubishi says it found evidence its own employees intentionally falsified fuel mileage data on more than 600,000 vehicles. all of the models are mini cars for which good mileage is the main selling point. google is accused of violating competition laws by the european union. regulators looked into preloaded apps on smartphones and other devices with the android operating system finding it favored the chrome browser in the search engine.
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they say google is denying customers in europe the ability to choose mobile apps. uber and lyft dodged the bullet in price regulation. a panel is blocking a law that would prevent uber and lyft from as. >> ing prices -- from adjusting prices called surge pricing. it would have also had stricter background collection for drivers. most people think climate change is an economic, environment or political issue but as cbs reporter omar villafranca tells us doctors say it's a health issue that needs to be addressed immediately. >> reporter: the american college of physicians warning climate change will have devastating consequences on everyone's health unless aggressive action is taken! >> we are the physicians of the nation and world, will bear the brunt of taking care of
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most of the conditions that result from climate change. >> reporter: they say the science is clear and compelling that climate change can cause potential health problems including heat-related illnesses, respiratory illnesses like asthma as well as insect and waterborne diseases. >> we have had more incidents of heat stroke over the last 10 years than in the prior decade. infectious diseases, tick-borne diseases, lyme disease, chikungunya, malaria, dengue fever and zika virus has been associated with hher temperatures in parts of the world. >> reporter: there are also concerns that rising temperatures and natural disasters could lead to behavioral and mental health challenges. >> more stress, more ainge silent, post-traumatic stress disorder. >> reporter: the group hopes this report will help convince skeptics that the health dangers are very real. omar villafranca, cbs news, dallas. >> the report says that the elderly, poor and sick are the
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most vulnerable to climate change-related health issues. santa clara is home to the largest multifunction charging station in california. the santa clara electric vehicle charging station opened today on tasman drive. there are 49 charging stations. coincidentally, they are across from levi's stadium so drivers can leave their cars to charge while they are watching the 49ers play. the station was put together through a grant from the california energy commission. this morning in oakland caltrans workers paused to remember their peers lost in the line of duty. at the annual ceremony a bell chimed after each name was read. caltrans employees paid tribute to their fallen coworkers and rededicated themselves to their safety and those of others. >> it is a dangerous world and we ask everyone to be patient as they are driving through a work zone. we're working at night. we're working during the day 24/7. and they need to pay attention to the road for their own safety, for other public safety
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and also for our employees' safety. >> in the bay area, caltrans has lost 34 total employees since it started keeping records. to the weather now. let's go to roberta. i went for a walk today and it was beautiful. >> you know, the closest i got to getting outside because i'm always here in the studio just poring myself over the computer models and i went outside to the mailbox. oh, my goodness! it is so pretty outside! it really is. it took me aback. in fact, that's how it was in san francisco when i walk outside. but i want to share with you 60 miles to the south this is san jose and this is what 76 degrees looks like. but also, the relative humidity right now across the santa clara valley 15. whenever it's that low i think fire danger. be mindful of that. look at the clouds. livermore in the mid-70s. same in concord. it's 67 degrees in oakland and santa rosa. you saw high, thin clouds out
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there. this little area of low pressure that's falling apart at the seams even though we had the high, thin clouds robert sullivan is one of my weather watchers that i call my bffs. he said he came in to check in and report 75 degrees in redwood city and now he is going outside the backyard again. enjoy your day, robert. meanwhile, here's what you need to know today. perfect conditions today. shower chances tomorrow. we'll get wet on friday. thank goodness because that will be lowering our pollen count by them. it's a big suffering day for many of us that suffer from allergies. okay, here's the satellite and radar. this one right here still under cloud cover. that's what i have been tracking. it's an area of low pressure towards aleutian islands. it promises to bring us some light rainfall on friday. here's your thursday morning and you see we fill in with mainly cloud cover and a chance of a spotty shower. here's your friday morning commute. it will be wet. we'll have scattered showers throughout the day on friday. accumulation generally less than a quarter inch. we're currently in the 50s into the 60s at the high sierra.
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along the coast we have a beach hazard statement in effect tomorrow. we are in the 60s and in the 70s. your sunset is at 7:51. and by later on tonight mainly cloudy conditions. we'll call it cloudy thursday with showers. it will rain friday. try skies over the weekend. >> for the record, i stayed inside the whole day. [ laughter ] >> this morning. >> working hard. >> you guys i guess were working hard. i went to have breakfast. [ laughter ] >> hope you enjoyed it. >> i did. well, speaking of food, the big mac is going even bigger. mcdonald's is testing out a few changes to its biggest burger. the grand mac, looks good. >> oh. >> oh. >> it will have two patties weighing in at a third of a pound. but they are also testing out the junior mac which gives you one patty, sauce and fixings. i want to sing the song. dallas and columbus get the
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first taste of the new macs before they are taken nationwide. still ahead, it got a controversial win now how matt damon the marsh movie is sparking a new rule change for the golden globes. >> what's cool about your school, you can email your nominations to us at coolschools@kpix.com and we may come and feature your school on the show. your favorite ice cream flavors. the warm cookies you crave. now in one delicious treat. baskin robbins new warm cookie ice cream sandwiches.
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well, today's tip of the day is going to be is going to
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be red grapes. not your ofday red grapes. the mystic treats. these grapes are crunchy. they're big. they're revved. they're loaded with flavor. selection and storage very important. they are sold in clam shells up to 4 pounds. when you open them, look how beautiful that is. check the bottom and all the way around free from any moisture or decaying. nice and red the grapes. stems, nice and green. when you bring them home, in the refrigerator right away. now, they are not going to be around for a long time. in a few weeks they will be gone until next year. so if see them in the market enjoy them. the mystic treats. mmm! it's good. the martians golden globe win for best comedy is sparking a rule change. it drew criticism from hollywood because the film is a drama what a few amusing moments. it punished the hollywood foreign press to change the rules of. they now state that the movie theme should match the overall tone for the categories in
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which they're entered. "people" magazine just dubbed jennifer aniston as the most beautiful woman in the world. aniston says she very flattered by the title and this isn't the first time she got it. the 47-year-old also graced the cover of the magazine 12 years ago. the year her role as rachel on friends ended. the 26th annual most beautiful issue hits newsstands friday. she is beautiful. >> she is. a reminder now if you have a consumer problem or question, email us at consumerwatch@cbssf.com or call the hotline. that's 888-5-helps-u. we'll be right back. ,, ,,
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fire this afternoon for a fr to celebrate 4-20. why some the new filter is racist -- coming up on kpix 5 news at five. that's it for the k-p-i-x 5....news at n snapchat is under fire for a new filter to celebrate 420. why some say it's racist. that's coming up on kpix 5 news at 5:00. >> see you at 5:00. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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>> liam: you're married? you got married? you wouldn't do that. >> steffy: i told -- >> liam: you wouldn't do that. i wasn't gone that long, steffy! >> steffy: this time. you kept leaving. you went to australia, and when you came back, you changed. you said you were done with me. >> liam: i -- i never stopped loving you, though. and i never will. i never will. so, why don't you tell that to your new husband? tell him that. who is he? who is he? what's his name? tell me! >> bill: i don't want to hear

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