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bay area reservoirs filled to capacity. does that mean our drought is finally over next?
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live from the cbs bay area studios this is kpix5 news. breaking news tonight, an amtrak train plows into members of a legendary bay area band. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> i'm elizabeth cook. that crash happened just after 7:30 tonight at jack london square in oakland. kpix5's christin ayers is there right now. >> reporter: yeah, guys, the general manager of the jazz club yoshi's told me it was 10 minute to show time. he says two -- minutes to show time. he says two members of the tower of power band, the bassist and drummer were rushing across the street and waited for one train to pass and tried to cross, but a second train going the opposite direction hit them. the two were thrown several
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feet. the manager called 911 and stayed by both men's sides. he said they were both unconscious at the time and appeared to have broken bones. the men were taken to highland hospital and were responsive at that time. >> we don't know if they didn't hear the train or we don't know how the tragedy happened, but we're very, very sad about this. the bad is, you know, emotionally destroyed. so are all of us working with them for days and many years. so it's really sad. >> they just said we're sorry, but the show has been canceled. they're cancelling the next two shows are canceled due to an emergency outside. >> reporter: this was supposed to be the band's last night in oakland. they were scheduled for two back to back shows here. there are signs posted on the door announcing both were canceled. many concertgoers were telling us they didn't even know a band member had been hurt until they stepped outside. a fellow musician put up a facebook post a short time ago
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saying he had talked to one of the men at least and said one is going into surgery. another is doing well considering the circumstances, but we do not have an official condition on both of them. live in oakland christin ayers, kpix5. >> this tweet tonight from sheila e., please pray for my friends, the tower of power members, hit by a train in front of yoshi's in oakland. more breaking news, a hazmat scare on this alaska airlines flight at many net a san jose -- manetta san jose airport. three flight attendants got sick. the plane flew in from seattle. a white chemical used to deice the plane in seattle leaked into the cabin. an ambulance transported one of the flight attend ats to the hospital. all of the passenger -- attendants to the hospital. all of the passengers are okay. it's official. tonight the entire bay area is out of the drought. just 1 year ago 97% of the state was bone dry. compare that to the latest map
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showing most of northern california in the clear, but betty yu found out it doesn't tell the whole story. >> reporter: rowers gliding across the lexington reservoir in los gatos, water gushing over the spillway and locals documenting it all on camera. >> it's crazy. >> it's amazing. it's been probably 15 years since we've seen it this high. >> we've lived here for 14 years i think and we've never seen it this high. so i wanted the girls to experience it. >> reporter: more than 40% of california including the bay area has come out of the five year drought after relentless rain overflowed reservoirs like lexington and surged into creeks and rivers. this time last year 97% of the state was in drought and less than a year and a half ago this is what the guadalupe river in downtown san jose looked like, bone dry, weeds and vegetation filling the river bed which was scattered with dead fish. i'm standing at the very bottom of the guadalupe river and as
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you can see, there is not a drop of water in sight. today take a look. the river is flowing and some of it right onto the walking trail next to the guadalupe river still within its banks and the water is about 9 feet below flood stage today. experts say it will still take several years of above average rainfall to replenish groundwater reserves. people pumped groundwater to make up for shortfalls in rain. the santa clara valley water district is reminding people now is not the time to stop conserving. >> we've made some permanent changes and those changes are going to help us for the next dry period. the next drought could be just around the corner. >> reporter: in los gatos, betty yu, kpix5. we're getting a break from the rain now, but there's another concern tonight, black ice, paul? >> pretty quick transition. radar has cleared out. skies have also cleared out. it's january. it will get cold. napa 34, san jose 33, fairfield 34, mid- to upper 30s, concord,
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livermore, san jose. so there will be a few spots that, freeze and where that happens if there's water on the road is the perfect recipe for black ice. please watch out for that especially on secondary roads away from the bay tonight. radar for the first time this year is completely dry, but even after the rain stop falling from the sky it continues to fill our reservoirs. lake oroville just today 45 billion gallons of water added to that one reservoir. we'll talk about our next rain chance coming up. >> thank you. much of this east bay park is under water tonight. look at chopper 5 under lake deval in livermore. the area will be closed the next few days because of mud and debris. snakes and other critters have been washed into the water. we were sent this photo. we've also learned the campground and reservations are closed the next seven days. concerns of water contamination in hollister tonight after floodwaters crashed through a levee. that levee broke along the
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pacheco creek early tuesday morning flooding farmland and hundreds of family homes. at the same time the pacheco creek was flooding the south side of lover's lane. nearly 50 people were rescued there, dozens more evacuated on their own. >> the flood plain ends like right in middle of my little chunk there. so it's not required for me to have flood insurance, so i don't because it's very expensive and i gambled and i lost this time. so we'll see what happens. >> hollister residents are not out of the woods just yet, more rain expected in the region tonight and tomorrow. due to fears that the local water supply may have been contaminated, city officials distributed bottles of water today. in sonoma county floodwaters from the russian river are finally receding tonight, but joe vazquez shows us the clean-up is just beginning. >> reporter: as floodwaters have turned guerneville into an international story, the
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underwater miniature golf course has become a memorable landmark. >> my friend called me and said do you know that your house is under water? so i was like oh, my god! >> reporter: it's mary hess' first flood. she's lived upstairs here about a year. she had to evacuate a few days ago. >> puma, yup. he's watching. he loves the attention. >> reporter: a friend has been feeding her cat. her landlord has been out on the river. >> tom has been out in boats rescuing the neighbors, but i've never seen this. >> reporter: like many homes in the guerneville area, josh van wykland's is elevated. he lived upstairs which stayed dry, but downstairs where his brother liz is a different story. -- lives is a different story. >> reporter: your brother lives here? >> on the other side of that wall in that bedroom over there. >> reporter: the water there is still a little too deep to safely survey. josh says they did their best to clear the floor before the flood. >> we got everything important
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off the ground except for the microwave got left obviously. >> reporter: the russian river peaked yesterday evening at nearly 38 feet. that's about 6 feet above flood stage. floodwaters covered homes and streets in some of the lower lying neighborhoods. this was river boulevard yesterday in mont rio. tonight you can see how much the water has subsided. it's almost back to normal. >> this is minor. major would be a lot deeper. >> reporter: it looks bad to me. >> yeah. it looks bad to a lot of people. you live out here on the river you're used to it, you know. >> reporter: as bad as this looks, nearly everyone i spoke with in guerneville insists this is actually a minor flood. history has taught them things could have been much worse. in guerneville joe vazquez, kpix5. pg&e crews are working on downed power lines from skywood way to grand view drive closed both directions.
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it's expected to reopen in a couple days. in santa clara county highway 152 is closed from watsonville road to mount madonna road. the reason for the closure? mudslides. the road is expected to reopen sometime tomorrow. lines.. kpix tonight in the east bay a growing sinkhole creating gridlock for drivers and rupturing sewer lines. kpix5's da lin is in the town of orinda. >> reporter: this sinkhole has wrecked a lot of people's community. this might look like a small street, but it's a major thoroughfare with thousands of cars going by it every single day. there's a school and two neighborhoods past this point. we sent sky drone 5 into the hole to get a better prospective. the city said the sinkhole developed yesterday morning. it started out small, but the pavement quickly gave way. this sinkhole is about 25 feet wide, 15 feet long and 20 feet deep. the city says it will take them at least three weeks to repair this road.
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at ano in orinda i'm da lin, kpix5. >> the photos from sky drone 5 also got an inside look at another major sinkhole in the east bay. this one ruined alhambra valley road at the intersection of mill valley road. it's just a mud yip mess. there are still pieces of a -- muddy mess. there are still pieces of that roadway laying in the ground and right down the middle a stream of water. police face off tonight, the mother of a man shot and killed by bay area officers lashes out at the cops. >> that didn't last long. the golden state warriors hired this bay area police chief, why they ended the deal just hours later. >> apple plans to start producing its own original shows. tonight we asked can it really compete with netflix and amazon? ,,,,,,,,
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inauguration day. oakland's barbara lee is one of several lawmakers boycotting the trump transition. 10:09:09 "while i applaud and appreciate the peaceful transition of power, my participation in a celebratory event such as the inaugu real tacit tonight oakland's barbara lee is one of several lawmakers boycotting the transition in washington. >> while i applaud and appreciate the peaceful transition of power, my participation in a celebratory event such as the inauguration would be a real passive endorsement of the policies and the agenda of the president- elect. mey" is >> north bay congressman jared huffman is also skipping next friday's swearing in. fbi director james comey under investigation tonight. veronica de la cruz tells us it's tied to his actions for the election. >> just when you thought you heard the last of hillary clinton's e-mails, a new investigations opened today. 12 days before the election fbi director wrote to congress that he reopened the e-mail investigation after agents discovered e-mails on a laptop
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used by clinton aide that appeared pertinent. >> i don't think it was the factor in swaying the election, but i think it was a factor. >> the new probe was launched by the justice department watchdog to exam policies and procedures the followed by the fbi director and will examine whether certain officials should have recuses themselves and if nonappropriate information was inappropriately given -- and if information was inappropriately given to the campaign and the media. the mother of a man shot and killed by san francisco police lashed out at the police department tonight. kpix5's andria borba shows us the confrontation. >> reporter: inside the lovie ward recreation center, oakland community members and the family of shawn moore faced off with san francisco pd over the city's first officer-involved shooting of the year.
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>> you're going to try to do better next time? when is next time? you shot another black man in san francisco. >> reporter: emotions flared over the january 6th shooting of shawn moore on capitol avenue. >> excuse me. if you have a public comment, walk up -- ma'am, if you have a comment, walk up to the mic and get in line. >> reporter: sfpd said in the early tomorrow morning they went to check on a violation of a restraining order against shawn when he lashed out. >> at that time mr. moore kicked one of the officers in the face and the officer suffered injuries including scrapes and bruises. >> reporter: officers then shot shawn, a known schizophrenic, twice. shawn's mother, a nurse, said when she went to the home he barricaded herself in, her pleas were brushed off. >> the officers said to me, "your son is just fine. he's okay. he's not arrested," and my son
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was in the house, already had two bullet holes, one in his stomach, one in his groin, and they kept saying to me my son is okay. is that the way you the citizens of san francisco? >> reporter: the intersection of mental illness and police interventions has been a hot button for the department well over a year now, particularly after the shootings of luis gongora in the mission and another in the bayview. the interaction was captured on body worn cameras, but the video has not been released yet. >> he's not an animal. he's a person with a men condition. >> reporter: shawn moore re-- with a mental condition. >> reporter: shawn moore remains in the hospital. tonight there was a tentative agreement reached with the police officers ocean.
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officers would receive wage increases over the next 3 1/2 years under the proposed terms and they would also get a 1 time retention bonus. a formal vote is expected in the coming weeks. mayor sam liccardo released a statement saying this contract gives us a clear path forward. >> reporter: police chief greg suhr is on the rebound from the golden state warriors. the team apparently cut ties with him today after their decision to bring him on board as a security consultant drew swift backlash on social media. he was involved in a series of police scandals and shootings. in a statement today he said, "the last thing i want to do is cause a distraction for the warriors during this incredibly positive time for the team and the organization. i think this is in the best interest of everyone." apple may be adding a new
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kind of gadget to its lineup. kpix5's cate cauguiran reports the cupertino based company could be rolling out its own original tv shows by the end of the year. >> reporter: look out netflix and amazon, apple is looking to produce its own original content. the wall street journal reports apple has been in talks with hollywood producers to buy the rights to scripted tv shows. earlier this month apple announced plans to produce 16 episodes of carpool karaoke this spring, a popular sketch featured on the late late show with james corden. the bigger question, can apple pull this off with competitors like hulu, amazon and los gatos based netflix cornering the market with hit shows like house of cards and orange is the new black? apple does have its work cut out for them. >> this is going to be a big year for us. >> reporter: analysts say the iphonemaker does have a built in audiences of 20 million paid subscribers with its apple
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music app. apple plans to bundle original contact with its music streaming service. the wall street journal says apple hopes to debut its first original series by the end of the year. apple has not publicly comments. in the newsroom cate cauguiran, kpix5. take a look at this, a blanket of snow in the bay area. here's a look at the lick observatory on mount hamilton, all lanes closed but are expected to be back open at noon tomorrow. radar is clear in mount hamilton, the entire bay area, first time in a long time we are rain free. snowpack looks really good. it was below 100% this time last week. it's up 65% in a week, had to be a snowy week, it was. central sierra 162% of average, the south sierra 191%, snowpack and reservoir is looking good, why technically we are out of our drought now. today that happened. oakland 48 degrees tonight, san
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francisco 46, chilly in santa rosa, watch out for black ice, the usually cold spot if you've been below freezing between christmas and new year's. that's you in concord and livermore getting close. watch out for black ice on secondary roads away from the bay tomorrow morning. a ridge of high pressure finally building in. we will end up with 12 consecutive days with some type of rainfall to start the area. this area of low pressure is moving out and a ridge of high pressure will build in for several days giving us an opportunity for some vitamin d. we'll have sunshine tomorrow, should be a fantastic friday evening kicking off a holiday weekend. martin luther king, jr. day is coming up monday. all three days will be dry. when is the next chance of rainfall? the question will be with saturated ground will we see runoff or flooding problems with this? too soon to look at that now because we're talking next wednesday about six days away. here comes an active jet stream once again, but this time the
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storm track aimed to our north. we will get some rain, but the amount of rainfall we saw the last week or, so i do not see a repeat of that, but rain is likely toward the middle of next week. black ice, watch out for that tomorrow morning and then we're dry for four days, if not longer. the drought is officially done, but don't change any conservation habits. we need to use water we have widely. sunshine and napa, 55 degrees, drying out. weekend miami-dade, mid- to upper 50s -- weekend mild, mid- to upper 50s, martin luther king day mild. we need a dry day for several days because lots of folks got hit hard with. this they need an opportunity to go in, clean up and get back to some semblance of normal. >> thanks, paul. president obama had one last surprise for his vp and it brought joe biden to tears. >> and here are tonight's guest on the late show with stephen colbert. ays before joe biden,,,,,,,,,,,, as ceo of exxonmobile...
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rex tillerson put exxon's interests before america's i'm not here to represent the us government's interest. instead, tillerson sided with putin. with billions in russian oil deals...
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he opposed us sanctions on russia... ...for war crimes forced to pay hundreds of millions for toxic pollution... ...putting profits ahead of our kid's health. tell your senators to reject rex tillerson. and protect american interests not corporate interests. closed captioning for this newscast is sponsored by living spaces. just days before joe biden leaves office president obama
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had one last surprise for him. take a look. >> this also gives the internet one last chance to talk about our bromance. >> i don't deserve this, but i know it came from the president's heart. t he was going >> the president presented the vp with the nation's highest civilian honor, the presidential medal of freedom. biden said he simply thought he was going to do a toast for a senior staffer, pretty special. coming up in sports cal may soon have their new head football coach. >> and the warriors try to take care of the pistons before lebron and company come into town on martin luther king, jr. day. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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for the warriors as they host the pistons tonight. the highly anticipated rematch with the cavaliers is just days away, but no looking forward for the warriors hosting the pistons tonight. baron davis in the house to remind everyone how far the warriors have come. steph curry is not afraid to attack the room. somehow he get the shot over and in. curry had 24 points, but the warriors lead by only two at the break.
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out of the locker room curry's steal ignites the break to clay thompson, part of a 23-8 run. the warriors win 127-107. thompson and durant each had over 20 points. cal is reportedly set to hire justin will congress to be their next head coach. his last stop was in wisconsin as their defensive coordinator, son of former 49er dave wilcox. cal hosting washington tonight. this sophomore with his eighth double double of the season. he pads his rebounding stats and gives the bears a six point lead, 20 points and 14 boards. cal wins 69-59. sanford beats washington state tonight. terry porter is now head coach at university of portland and he had a rough night against st. mary's. calvin herman gave the gaels the lead. the pilots were six points shy
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of their all time low. matthew brown has been rowing the atlantic ocean since december 14th with it three others. team red boat is 450 miles from the finish in antigua and are on track to set the world record of 35 total days. he told us on satellite phone today that seasick, got the race off -- seasickness got the race off to a very rough start. >> i was not able to eat anything for more than 48 hours and i would try to drink water and would just throw up everything in my stomach. now we're all feeling good going strong going into the finish here. hopefully we can carry each other into contention for this record. >> we wish them the best and they are just out there with that satellite phone and hopefully they get to that finish because that's a tough trip. >> that's it and they're sick and that's all they have. they have each other and the
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boat. >> so much fun. >> they're trying to set a world record. >> good for them. >> we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, as ceo of exxonmobile...
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rex tillerson put exxon's interests before america's i'm not here to represent the us government's interest. instead, tillerson sided with putin. with billions in russian oil deals... he opposed us sanctions on russia... ...for war crimes forced to pay hundreds of millions for toxic pollution... ...putting profits ahead of our kid's health. tell your senators to reject rex tillerson. and protect american interests not corporate interests. all right. it's almost friday, just a few more minutes. friday the 13th. >> oh oh. >> the first of many this year. we're out of the drought, though. >> yes. >> so they say. get the water companies to believe it. the late show with stephen colbert is next. >> our next newscast tomorrow
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morning at 4:30. we'll have all the news you need to start your day. have a good night! >> it should not be hard to say that vladimir putin's military has conducted war crimes in aleppo because it is never acceptable you would agree for a military to specifically target civilians which is what's happened through the russian military and i find it discouraging your ability -- >> marco, marco, i'll take it from here. mr. tillerson, thank you so much for being here today, sir. >> thank you for your time and look forward to your questions. >> stephen: sir has anyone ever told you you have the rich, buttery texan voice that makes you sound like a wealthy car dealership owner with a heart of gold at secretly saves the town football team? >> yes, sir. >> stephen: a total layup -- given what vladimir putin has done in chechnya, syria and the


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