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tonight: this local legend is caught up in a murder investigation.. on now at 11:00, he used to be one of the world's premiere surfers. tonight this local legend is caught up in a murder investigation on the beach. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken bass, the suspect admits he choked the victim but there is a quick in the case. kpix's betty yu is in santa cruz to explain. >> reporter: the man accused of murdering someone in the volleyball courts over the weekend is known in the community to sleep along the sea wall. but decades earlier he was more known as a surfing legend. kevin reed was the first to conquer aerials in the surfing world back in the 70s. one of his maneuvers landed him on the cover of surfing magazine in 1975. >> [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: and that was kevin
in a documentary. the west siders, a few years ago. but this past weekend the 58-year-old ended up behind bars, arrested for a homicide for killing another homeless man. he had admitted to choking the victim to investigators. >> these two individuals were known to each other, this altercation over a very specific to the two of them. >> reporter: but today the santa cruz da says careful review and autopsy findings determined there is not enough evidence to charge kevin who is now known as kevin callahan, he's now out of jail. >> he's not an aggressive personality, he wouldn't go looking for a fight. >> reporter: pro susher and owner of arrow surf and sport bob pearson called kevin his friend. they travelled the world together. >> he's the first guy to do air, five years before anybody else. what he did was phenomenal. >> reporter: he said his friend fell on to hard times in the
last three to five years and kevin leaned on alcohol to get through it. just two weeks ago e visited him -- he visited him and brought him an old board that one of his fans gave bob. >> he was tearful about seeing his board. he grabbed it, hugged it, took a few photos with it and my daughter, and the other people around and he was stoked. >> reporter: bob says his nonprofit the santa cruz surfing club preservation society is discussing at its next meeting with its members how they can help kevin get back on his feet and find a place to live. in santa cruz, betty yu, kpix 5. another warm night tonight after a toasty tuesday across much of the bay area. one city even reached the mid 90s. now, paul, is the spring heat actually going to stick around? >> for a little bit longer before it begins to go away. that mid 90 location was napa, hot chardonnay up there. 94 degrees, concord, 91 for you. san jose almost close to 90,
fremont, san francisco, downtown san francisco 83. half moon bay though, 69 degrees. that's where we will begin to see the end of the heat wave tomorrow. notice the wind coming off the beach. the onshore flow will only be prevalent right at the beach. but that is the beginning of a big cool down that will drop temperatures from 25 to 30 degrees between now and what's coming up on friday. we'll talk more about specifics and one chance of rain that's entered the toerk, that's coming up. >> all right, paul, thank you for that. police say a stabbing near a park in north berkeley appears to be a random attack. police just released this sketch of the suspect, investigators say that he stabbed the victim in the abdomen on san diego road near john inkel park. he did not rob the man, the victim survived. tonight detectives are searching for the suspect asking people in the area for any surveillance footage they may have. for months we've been reporting on claims of sexual harassment and assault in a bay area va clinic. recently, one woman told us about how her boss tried to
grope her and kiss her. tonight after our investigation, a va director is apologizing. christin ayers with a story you'll only see on kpix 5. >> i want to apologize for the story, from cbs in the bay area. >> reporter: tonight, this va director is apologizing. >> that's not my values, that's not the values of this organization. and frankly, that's not what i intended to say. >> reporter: he's talking about what he said to kpix 5 during an interview about allegations of sexual harassment at the veterans administration. we interviewed three women who accused a va supervisor of harassment and stalking. >> he tried to grope me he tried to kiss me. he literally exposed himself to me. >> and he told me he wanted to have sex with me and, you know, i just got up and left. >> reporter: when we first told
david stockwell about the women's claims, he defended the investigative process and said this about employees. >> they could certainly vote with their feet as well as their employment decisions of working for the va. >> reporter: when we pressed him further. your answer is that they should leave? >> no. my answer was follow through the process in the va if you don't think it's fair, logically, you have two things you can do if you say the entire system built isn't fair. you can go outside of that system and try and find remedy, or you can exit the system. >> reporter: now stockwell is changing his tune. >> i actually called my wife and said look at this news article that had he just portrayed -- they just portrayed, what do you think? and she said if i heard that from my boss, i would be offended as well. >> reporter: connie swafford
was offended. >> who says that? >> reporter: this person says she was offended, she was shocked after seeing the apology. quote he meant what he said the first time. he was made to apologize. christin ayers, kpix 5. >> the va issued this statement saying quote allegations of harassment and assault are considered very serious by management and must be addressed. va northern california healthcare system does not tolerate the mistreatment of employees, male or female, and will take appropriate action on all allegations. the full statement is available on our website, cbssf.com. unclear exactly how a man died but 9 the 67-year-old inmate had preexisting medical conditions. he'd been hospitalized at valley
medical center since april. the sheriff notified the district attorney's office of the death. ann coulter was a no-show but the cancelled visit still cost taxpayers a fortune. kpix 5's joe vazquez is live to explain. joe? >> reporter: they were worried about an armed conflict on the streets of berkeley last week. the police presence was expansive. turns out it was also expensive. >> all the agencies in the county came together to assist berkeley. that comes at a cost. >> usa! usa! >> reporter: hundreds of demonstrators showed up last thursday even though ann coulter's berkeley speech was cancelled. so it still cost taxpayers. that's because uc berkeley police deployed the riot plan which called for about 400 extra police officers and sheriff's departments from neighboring agencies. >> about 400 of those were sheriff's office's personnel. so our stake to the tune of
$80,000 in reimbursement. >> reporter: spokesman kelly says neighboring police departments don't always get reimbursed when there's an unplanned riot like the one that brought oat a out yiannopolous, they're billed for their time. >> in talking to our oas director, somewhere in the neighborhood of half a million dollars >> reporter: oas, meaning office of emergency services, but thursday there was no emergency. turn out they ended peacefully. there might be people who look at this and say wait a minute, nothing happened. all that money for nothing happening in. >> right. and then you have to ask yourself, what is the price tag you put on a human life? what is the price tag that you put on destruction and vandalism and chaos? >> reporter: uc berkeley
spokesman says quote while the cost was substantial, it was worth it given that not a single injury was reported. reporting live in berkeley, joe vazquez, kpix 5. there's still a lot of questions tonight about a 15-year-old driver in san francisco. he's been identified as raejohn yak jackson, driving when he was murdered. a 16-year-old passenger was with him, the car was riddled with bullets. he was a student at jefferson high in daly city but dropped out last fall. no details about the suspect except they were in a separate vehicle. that suspect is still on the loose tonight. tomorrow hits the defense in the sierra lamar murder trial, has its chance to try to prove to the jury that the prime suspect is innocent. tonight, veronica de la cruz
lays out the prosecution. >> the trial is underway, saying torres kidnapped and killed the morgan hill teen five years ago. prosecutors spent most of the day highlighting forensic evidence. sierra's clothing fibers in torres's car, her hair on a rope in his trunk and his dna on her pants. >> what the da has to deal with is the fact that there is no body in this case, there's no murder weapon or crime scene, so these small bits of forensic evidence is all that sierra lamar left behind. >> the prosecution also played the 911 call from sierra's mother first reporting her missing. >> it did have a big impact on me. i can't imagine that poor mother realizing, coming to the realization that her daughter is missing, can't be found. just from that day forward. the panic, the terror. >> the defense is expected to suggest tomorrow that sierra was
unhappy at home and ran away. today the prosecution called the theory crazy and absurd, veronica de la cruz, kpix 5. president trump does not have the support to repeal and replace obamacare but he's putting pressure on congress to take a vote anyway. >> how's healthcare coming, folks? how's it feeling? we moving along? i think it's time now, right? >> vice president mike pence is lobbying house republicans to back the latest changes to the gop plan. a new amendment allows states to opt out of protections for people with preexisting conditions. according to cbs news, 20 house republicans opposed the bill as it is now. several others are still undecided. three more no votes would kill the bill. the white house hopes to have a vote before friday. tonight another 'w' for the dubs and they're making it look pretty easy, some hardcore fans will pay just about anything to
see this playoff run in person. kpix 5's andrea bosht -- andria borba is at oracle arena where it was loud and they got the 'w'. >> reporter: they certainly did, ken. we don't know if it's kevin durant or curry that are the reason that people are willing to pay the outrageous prices tort tickets. but everyone we -- for the tickets. but everyone we spoke with said another 'w' word. worth it. the only thing hotter than a bay area heat wave, warriors playoff tickets. how hot are the tickets? according to secondary ticket sales like tick pick, the average prize for the warriors jazz game one ticket, $516. >> we believe! >> reporter: and that price is cheap compared to what the it tollivers paid. >> $300 a piece. >> reporter: for the four of you, $2,400. >> yeah. >> reporter: for chris and
jennifer, the price was cheaper but still painful. >> i want to say like, under $200. each. >> reporter: so $400. >> $400. >> reporter: the only way to guarantee your credit score won't get slammed, [ indiscernible ] tickets. >> section 107, row 13, baby! >> reporter: and still you need to be gold blooded to handle the sticker shock. >> under $200. we used to come when it was $30 a seat, sit on the first level, all that. lakers games, all that. sixers, yeah. that was 30 years ago. >> reporter: and for the chance to watch the dubs play some sweet music on the jazz, sacrifices will be made. >> rice and beans for a month, maybe. >> reporter: now that $516 average price is not even the highest for the series. tick picks says if this series goes to a game six, a big if at this point, game six in utah,
the average price is already over $800. live in oakland, andria borba, kpix 5. tonight a hong kong investor is dropping big bucks to buy an oakland landmark, buying the oakland marriott. price tag, $143 million. that's $20 million more than the current owner paid for the hotel years ago. gap capitol also has an office in san francisco and owns properties throughout the area. now a wild in flight fight, all caught on camera. fists were flying as this plane prepared for takeoff from tokyo to l.a. the stress of flying appears to be getting to more travellers every day. and tonight reporter erica mandy says buckle up. because things are about to get worse. [ bleep ] >> reporter: another flight, another viral video. this time a fist fight between passengers on a plane about to
leave tokyo, japan for l.a.x. >> it was the most frightening experience i ever encountered. >> reporter: a mother with her baby feet from the fight speaks from her home in orange county. the man started the fight after ranting about government conspiracies. >> that guy's crazy. >> it just so happens it's occurring at a time when there's a lot of angry focus on how airlines treat passengers. >> reporter: aviation attorney patrick bailey says this latest video seems to have nothing falling on the airways but it comes at a time for bad pr with the aviation industry. >> i think what's really made the biggest difference is the iphone. >> oh my god! >> reporter: remember this? a man literally dragged off a united airlines flight last month. the video prompted public outrage, a lawsuit settlement, and an apology from united's ceo on capitol hill tuesday. >> safety or security, an issue, we will never again ask a customer to give up their seat once they're on board. >> reporter: but it doesn't
help, you may now get even less leg room. cnn money reports american airlines plans to decrease the space from seats one to two inches for economy class on some of its new mraens next year -- planes next year. the flight attendants worry they're on the front lines of this bash lack. but the women -- backlash. but the women we spoke to says the flight attendant was heroic. >> she put himself between them, that's not an easy place to be. >> reporter: the man in the red shirt was taken off the flight and arrested. [ indiscernible ] apologized to its customers. l.a.x., erica mandy, kpix 5. three kittens in redwood city are safe tonight, the three week old babies got stuck inside construction equipment and could be heard crying for help. the peninsula humane society and spca used a portable inspection camera to locate the kittens inside a boom lift then a modified bird lift to capture
them one by one. they're receiving care in a nursery in burlingame. tonight one bay area city's plans to ban pot growing is on hold. the santa rosa council is looking for a moratorium on all out oit door -- outdoor cultivation, despite prop 24 which legalizes it. they've had complaints about the odor and cannabis related crime. after hearing from one speaker, the measure was shelved until later this month. ever since californians voted to legalize recreational pot, more people are embracing it, especially women. california's cannabis economy has a projected value of $7 billion. only on 5 tonight, betty yu shows us how the stoner stigma is going up in smoke. >> have a good one. >> reporter: megan doly fisher isn't shy about her cannabis use. >> two years ago i got my medical card and i began to see
immediate results. >> reporter: she regularly uses the san francisco-based on demand delivery app e., the most [ indiscernible ] marijuana company to treat her insomnia. she's a single mom who now works in the have i. >> in the last two years, i've seen a change in how people do it. i think it's important that people treat it like the plant that it is and the medicine that it is. it shouldn't be stigmatized. >> reporter: at dispensaries across the bay area, including the guild in san jose, that stoner stigma appears to be slowly fading. >> these days it's no longer that high school kid that's kind of smoking a joint behind school. it's more of that executive. she's a mom, she's anyone and she's, she doesn't feel that people look at her as basically as a pot head. >> reporter: and the numbers prove it. according to ease, its newly released cannabis report found that women are the fastest growing group of new users.
of its nearly 100,000 patients in the bay area, a quarter were women in 2015. today, women account for one third of its users. >> this has been typically an industry that has been more male dominated, especially [ indiscernible ] more in the market but as, you know, as it's more opening up, especially with services like ease that offer home delivery, discreet, much more safe, a lot more women are open to trying it. >> reporter: ease has reacted to the growth in its marketing. using more women and bright colors in its ads, and images that suggest a floating sensation. >> this is actually the process as well, you've got all the different strains. >> reporter: it's no accident that new lines of products have been created with women in mind. oakland-based alchemy by dark hearts specializes in vapor pens, aromatic blends of cannabis extract.
the potency and exact dosage is labeled. >> you can really regulate exactly how much you're going to get and you can know fairly quickly what the effect is going to be. and if you want to have a different effect, you just sip a little more. >> reporter: dark hearts pens have become one of the industry's top selling products among women. and there are entire lines dedicated to treating women. actress and comedian whoopi goldberg has also launched a medical marijuana start-up, the whoopi and me line has bath salts for menstrual cramps and discomfort. >> you're looking at packaging now of products that would look right at home on a shelf at whole foods or in ulta. >> reporter: in san francisco, betty yu, kpix 5. another great day today. nice job by the way, last couple days. >> you're welcome, ken. nothing to do with it, but thanks, ken. the temperatures out, in santa
cruz, looking pretty. the sky was gorgeous, the sunset, thanks to our fine photographers, always giving us great pictures. livermore, 70 right now. concord 71, san francisco 61 and santa rosa checking in at 65 degrees mild night tonight, staying in the 60s for many of us. fremont 61, san jose 62. concord 63, upper 50s santa rosa and napa, san francisco one of the cool spots, 56. san francisco will be cooler tomorrow by eight degrees because the onshore flow is beginning to return. it's usually about a 24 to 48 hour process to envelope the entire bay area. not going inland, places like concord and martinez and bay point will still be plenty toasty with highs in the 90s. but things will change some. even though the ridge is exactly where it was 24 hours ago, won't move much tomorrow, it will move after that. that will allow the onshore flow and very chilly air over the pacific to invade the entire area by friday. if you like the warm weather, get outside and enjoy it
tomorrow. wednesday in the santa clara valley, upper 80s, do i hear 90, some spots in the santa clara valley, 90 degrees. by saturday, highs in the 60s. here's what to expect. minimal cooling at the coast begins tomorrow afternoon. then thursday, everybody's cooler by up to 12 degrees by friday and additional 10 to 15 degrees of cooling. add it all up, we go from the 90s to the 60s for some of us. napa 91, san jose close to if not hitting 90 degrees. livermore 93. santa rosa 90 and san francisco, a little bit cooler but very pleasant 75 degrees. your extended forecast, 80s inland thursday, 70s by friday and 60s by saturday. we do have a slight shower chance away from the water, north bay hills and east bay hills. 67 degrees will be your high on sunday with a slight chance of a couple showers. that is your kpix 5 forecast now over to sports. hey, paul. no cooling off for the golden
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of styles. utah slow warriors fast, and fast wins on this play. draymond gets the quick hoop on the break, warriors by 14 in the second. beat you on the run and in the half court, rudy no chance against curry's arsenal, spinning in circles, warriors up 54-39 after curry's reverse. hayward pushes it on ahead, andre, iggy finds a strain for the jam, warriors up 17, curry up 22 points and we've seen on the sidelines getting his ankle worked by the trainer but apparent he's okay. the warriors win 106-94. >> and he had him spinning around, are you getting used to that sort of thing? >> no. i still enjoy it. [ laughter ] i was, i'll keep enjoying it. i feel like i got one of the better seats in the house and i'm not even paying for it. energy game two is always tough,
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allowed five runs and didn't make it out of the 4th inning, the giants lose 13-5. gray off the disabled list for the a's after injuring his lap muscle in spring training, 1-0 twins in minneapolis. but then look at miguel, look at this go! this thing ends up in a restaurant in center field, 466 feet, the a's lose 9-1. warriors winner tonig,,
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