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that. officers have been called to unit 34, 15 times in the past three years. 7 of those calls took place during the last three weeks. >> i deemed them as dangerous to me. >> reporter: in the daylight crews worked around massive mounds every clothing left behind. >> fire investigators are looking into it. neighbors say it was arson but we are going through the process to nail down what happened. >> it may not be over yet because i think if they did start it, their vindictiveness may not be over. >> reporter: now, the fire marshal says there were six units in the apartment complex. none of them are considered a total loss so the eight people displaced should be back in here shortly. back to you. >> thank you. a massive wildfire burning near yosemite has exploded nearly doubling in size. our allen martin shows us the
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destruction and how crews are working to get the blaze under control. >> reporter: this wildfire is now more than 45,000 acres. it's only 7% contained. firefighters did execute an all- out air attack on the massive flames that are ripping across the hillsides and over the mountaintops. now, about 5,000 people from mariposa county were told to evacuate. governor brown has issued a state of emergency in the area. flames have destroyed at least 8 structures. no injuries have been reported. right now, firefighters are worried about the weather and resources as they try to push back those flames. the historic part of mariposa looks like a ghost town. everyone has been evacuated. no power, hazy air and falling ash. mary foster, the owner of the mariposa hotel inn, watched from her balcony as the flames came over the ridge. >> came out last night, and there's nothing on the street. there's no cars, there's no people. kind of spooky! it's like an old ghost town. >> reporter: this is the busy
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season another tourists heading to -- for tourist heading to yosemite, all foster's rooms are booked but no one made it back to the hotel last night before the roads closeed. >> i'm concerned about the people that have reservations here. i mean, i feel really bad, they can't come, they can't call, they can't get in. i have people that are have left their stuff and went out for the day and their stuff is still here and they can't come. >> reporter: humphrey lives across from where the fire is. despite mandatory evacuation orders, he sat outside in his wheelchair and watched the flames. >> i feel safe. i'm right behind the highway patrolman. my dog's my scariest part. fire can have me but it -- i won't give my dog up. she deserves to live on. >> reporter: 2200 firefighters are working to contain the detwiler fire. it's grueling work. ground crews are cutting containment lines, in some cases just yards away from raging flames. helicopters are dropping water, an engines are posted at homes
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to protect them as the flames race closer. cal fire says it is hoping for more favorable weather conditions soon. >> pretty well seated in a steep area with a whole lot of fuel. , hot weather and wind, all those things combined, when they all come together in the middle of the day, the fire makes real aggressive runs uphills and the drainages. >> reporter: it is a bad combination. let's go back to some live pictures to give you an idea of just some of the smoke that's wide spread over this fire. but again, it's 45,000 acres in mariposa county. now, we should tell you that one highway into yosemite is closed. however, yosemite itself is still open as chopper 5 gives us another shot of some of the widespread smoke of this fire. but again, 45,000 acres, 5,000 people are evacuated, eight structures destroyed. and we can tell you the power is out to many businesses in that area but sometimes it's an
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option. they are shutting the power off as a preventative measure. power lines that feed yosemite national park right now are threatened. andria borba is on the fireline and her report comes up at 6:00. >> thank you. breaking news out of hayward right now. a man pushing a stroller down a street with a baby was shot and killed at around 3:00 this afternoon. chopper 5 is live over the scene at willow avenue near meekland avenue. police say someone in a car just pulled up and opened fire on the man. so far, there is no word on the victim's name or why he may have been targeted. we did just learn the baby in that stroller was not hurt. authorities are now trying to find the baby's other family members. new at 5:00, six members of a richmond-based street gang now behind bars accused of violent crimes like murder, robbery across the bay area and beyond. kpix 5's juliette goodrich with how they were taken down.
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juliette. >> reporter: hi, ken. yes, the fbi and the richmond police coming together in a special task force. they started this investigation back in january really zeroing in on the manor boys, a street gang that has crept into richmond and throughout other areas in the bay area and beyond. >> this is a case that has impacted people in the city of richmond and the bay area should not live in fear. >> reporter: today the fbi and richmond police announced the names of these suspects, four behind bars, two still at large, linked to a violent criminal network called the manor boys. >> their crimes include murder and the conspiracy to commit murder, human trafficking involving the sex trade, robbery to include home invasion takeovers, firearms assault to include shooting at people, automobiles and inhabited dwellings. >> reporter: operation crescent moon and operation big house
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formed to get this violent street gang off the streets. here's some of the evidence seized, cash, drugs and firearms. these are photos of associates of the manor boys. the task force is investigating them and say more arrests will be happening soon. >> i give a warning to the other ones out there that you better start looking over your shoulder because they're coming. >> reporter: the manor boys' crime spree spans throughout the bay area. in richmond, el sobrante, oakland, antioch and sacramento. the manor boys' violent crime spree dating back to july of 2016 to the most recent may of this year, the murder of a discovery bay woman alexandria switzer killed in richmond. a 15-year-old was arrested this week in connection with her murder. and 21-year-old terry watts is still at large with an arrest warrant out for murder. >> this task force is designed to identify and dismantle violent gangs across the bay area. >> reporter: so as we learned today, there have been six
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arrests, two suspects still at large, and you saw those blurred photos of those manor boys associates. police and the fbi say they are tracking them down and they will have announcements for future arrests very soon. in richmond, juliette goodrich, kpix 5. police are investigating a smash-and-grab robbery at a jewelry store in antioch. the thieves entered the jewelry store at the somersville towne centre mall about 11:30 this morning. the four suspects used metal tools to break the glass cases and then ran off with the jewelry. the employee was also pepper sprayed during the robbery. the value of the jewelry has yet to be determined. if you live in the south bay, you conceiving some money. a bay area water company has been called out for overcharging its customers. kpix 5's len ramirez is live in san jose and explains how much the company is paying up. len. >> reporter: well, it's in the millions, ken. you know, this water company provides water service to over a million people here in the santa clara valley.
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now, as you mentioned, it is applying to give a refund to its customers. but it denies that it did anything wrong. the san jose water company denies that it intentionally double billed its customers. >> we don't believe that that's a fact. let me add that there's been a complaint filed. >> reporter: but it has agreed to refund an average of $5.70 to every one of its 220,000 ratepayers. it's a $1.8 million debt to be paid for a big issue that surfaced last january -- billing issue that surfaced last january. >> they paid a rate that was not in effect at the time that they were billed. >> reporter: john tang says it happened when san jose water changed billing methods from a pay in advance system to a pay in arrears plan. he says the water company has the right to bill in advance. but a san jose consumer watchdog group says the company should have skipped a big cycle so customers wouldn't have to pay twice bush a billing cycle so customers wouldn't have to pay twice. they should changed to a pro
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rated system that is more accurate. >> i'm living pay check to paycheck. >> reporter: gary came in person to pay. he says the company never mentioned the problem. >> if they are going to overcharge us, then they should let us know and reimburse us. they should send us a note or letter and let us know, you know, what's going on, why are they overcharging us, if there was a mistake. then that's okay. but if they are being dishonest, that's something different. >> reporter: now the question is, are consumers owed more money? the consumer group says overcharges could be as high as $13 million. >> the customers' complaint has been filed and we'll go through the process with the puc to determine a resolution. >> reporter: and the company says it also is applying to the puc which will have the final decision on that refund. reporting live in san jose, len ramirez, kpix 5. finally a fix is in the for troubled millennium tower. >> coming up, the plan to stabilize this sinking symbol of luxury living in the city. >> plus, oj simpson ready to
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make his case. why many believe he has a good chance of getting out of prison. >> and the new gold in the sierra foothills. what is has suddenly brought precious metal to the surface?
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tower. there's now a plan to stabilize the 58-story high- rise... and stop it from tilting. we have developing news around the sinking millennium tower in san francisco. there is a plan to stabilize the 58-story high-rise and stop it from tilting. kpix 5's phil matier is there with the plan to prop it back upright, phil. they can fix it, huh? >> reporter: it's not going to be easy, but for mayor ed lee it can't come fast enough. here's what he had to say today. >> we all confirmed that we should quickly move to reinforce that building so it stops sinking and tilting. >> reporter: the one-time
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symbol of san francisco's new upscale urban living, the millennium has become a worldwide sensation but for all the wrong reasons. >> i don't think the mayor of san franciscan go anywhere without somebody asking about that tilted sinking building and what's going on. >> reporter: it's going to be expensive. early estimates are between $100 million and $150 million but department of public works head says it's the way to go. >> bedrock is a solid foundation that we can anchor to, and in this case, it looks like the pier that is were sunk did not go deep enough and that part of town is bay mud and bay mud can cause a lot of different things, imbalances and floating. >> the pressure has to be on the developer. they are responsible for doing this. and they have to come up with a solution. >> reporter: but jerry dodson who paid $2.3 million for his family's condo says it's even more important to do it right. >> i'm concerned that to drill into a foundation where there
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are existing cracks may result in an unpredictable outcome. >> reporter: is there a danger here? >> from everything we have heard, that it, um -- i mean, tilting is of concern but is not up to the magnitude that we believe the building is going to tip over. but we do need to find a solution to stop this tilting. >> reporter: now, who is going to pay for that solution? well, the lawyers are going to be working that out. by the way, at 6:30, we are going to take you inside upstairs. we are going to give you a dramatic demonstration of how severe the tilt is in one of these condos. in downtown san francisco, phil matier, kpix 5. back to you guys. >> thank you. oj simpson could soon be a free man. tomorrow a new nevada parole board will decide whether to release the former football star from prison. cbs reporter john blackstone on why some say he has a pretty good chance. >> count 1, conspiracy to commit a crime, guilty. count 2, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, guilty. >> reporter: this was the trying that put oj simpson
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behind bars nearly a decade ago. in 2007, grainy surveillance video from a las vegas casino showed simpson leaving a sports memorabilia dealer's hotel room and heading back into the national spotlight. tom arranged the meeting with dealers who had items apparently stolen from simpson. he made an audio recording of the confrontation part of which was later played in court. [ yelling and cursing ] >> that one phrase from oj simpson, don't let anybody out of the room, that really got him convicted. that's what jurors said -- >> i think you're right. they considered that kidnapping when they said don't let anybody out of here and then the guys, they pulled out guns around turned it into an armed robbery. that's why he is in jail today. >> reporter: tom was given community and testified for the prosecution. the nevada jury found simpson guilt of kidnapping and armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. he was sentenced to a minimum nine years in prison. >> i am sorry for what has
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happened. >> reporter: he was last seen at a parole hearing on lesser charges four years ago. >> i just wish i had never gone to that -- to that room. i wish i didn't. i wished i had just let it go. >> reporter: at that hearing the parole board ruled in simpson's favor but he was not released. a retired prison guard says he befriended simpson and said he has been a model inmate. >> he has been in that prison for nine years without one write-up. he has helped other inmates with problems. i mean, he has gotten in no trouble in nine years. that's very hard to do. >> reporter: the parole board is not allowed to take oj simpson's murder trial into consideration when it makes its recommendation tomorrow. but it will take into consideration his age and his behavior here in prison. legal experts say taking oj's celebrity out of the equation, it's likely that he will win parole. john blackstone, cbs news, nevada. >> you can watch the simpson parole hearing live tomorrow
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morning at 10:00 right here on kpix 5. we have some breaking news out of washington tonight. we are just learning that senator john mccain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. it was discovered when doctors performed that recent surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye. the senator's office says that he and his doctors are reviewing treatment options that could include chemotherapy and radiation. meantime, president trump wants republican senators to keep their promise. he doesn't want them to leaving for recess until they pass a healthcare reform plan. >> for seven years you promised the american people that you would repeal obamacare. people are hurting. inaction is not an option. >> today the president summoned gop lawmakers to the white house for the second time in less than a month after two versions of a bill to repeal and replace obamacare failed. now on the table, an effort to repeal obamacare and replace it later.
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>> we could have a vote on either. and if we end up voting on repeal only, it will be fully amendable on the senate floor. >> as with the other healthcare plans, republicans can only afford to lose two republican votes when any bill reaches the senate floor. if republicans repeal obamacare now and replace it later, 32 million americans would lose their health insurance over the next decade according to a reth it also estimates average premiums would increase by 25%. president trump's son slated to testify on capitol hill next week. this comes amid fierce scrutiny over donald trump, jr.'s meeting with a russian lawyer during the 2016 election. the president's former campaign chairman paul manafort was also at that meeting and has been asked to testify, as well. the public hearing would come
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before the senate intelligence committee. meanwhile, president trump's son-in-law jared kushner also expected to testify, but behind closed doors. in big sur 35 miles of highway 1 are finally back open south of pfeiffer canyon bridge. caltrans blasted away the last of a landslide. that portion was closed for months after winter storms but high one is still closed at the washed out pfeiffer canyon bridge near salmon creek at the site of the separate mudslide. a new gold rush is on in northern california. gold has resurfaced along the banks of the feather river, the yuba river and all the feeders that run into them. the said surge is a result of this winters's strong storms. also, a shift in sediment from the breakage of the oroville damage spillway. gold panners are finding everything from nuggets to small flakes. >> really them to quit their
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job. really just want to put on some boots and go down to the river. that's really the truth. >> people are cashing in their finds. store owners say gold panners are leaving with an extra $40 to $300 in their pockets. >> there's another gold rush. ♪[ music ] weather has been pleasant in the sierra and the central valley. it's been hot around here. a tale of two regions. coming up, how july shaped up for the bay area, whether the sunshine sticks around, and is there another weekend hot spell? that's next. >> and coming up all new at 6:00 tonight, a potential source of water for hundreds of thousands in the bay area. "sky drone 5" flying over what could one day be the largest new reservoir in decades. the hurdles to getting it built. >> but first, markets closed up again today. here's a look at the closing numbers.
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new live pictures come in from mariposa county tremendous amounts of smoke being thrown into the atmosphere courtesy of a 45,000-acre fire burning in mariposa county the detwiler. only 7% contained. there's not that much wind. it is super hot, super dry. but one thing it is not is windy. so that smoke is not getting moved out quickly. the upper-level winds have carried some of the smoke from the detwiler fire from california all the way to boise, idaho! some of that smoke is being carried from 500 miles by the upper-level winds pushing it from the southwest to the northeast. same southwest flow here over the bay area is keeping temperatures in check, not too hot outside, although we have one 90 in santa rosa. sonoma county airport checking in at 90, hotter than concord, which is 89. livermore 83. san jose 77. oakland 71. and san francisco 66 degrees. for the month of july san francisco is almost near
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average but the tri-valley is four degrees above average. has to a big difference. vallejo 56. low cloud cover will work farther inland. but overnight lows will stay where they have been which is well within the range of comfort. so here are the southwest winds wrapping around a big strong ridge of high pressure centered over southern california. and a building area of low pressure will bring a couple of rain showers toward portland and seattle over the next 24 hours. right in between, that's a good place to be. we have enough of the onshore flow to prevent things from getting too hot but not so much that we're cloudy and chilly. the "june gloom" which wasn't present in june nor will it be present for the next couple of days. that said that stronger onshore flow tonight will push the clouds into the tri-valley into san francisco bay and they will likely last a little longer tomorrow so the clouds burning off a little bit later, but yielding once again another fantastic afternoon with temperatures close to average. then on friday, the cloud cover returns, hayward, castro valley, livermore, staying mainly cloudy in the morning, but sunshine and comfortable temperatures in the afternoon. the only change you may notice
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for the next seven days when it comes to weather is this weekend. saturday and sunday the ridge just gets closer and away from the water, temperatures will climb about 5 or 6 degrees into the low to mid-90s. so slightly warmer but not hot this weekend. the morning cloud cover, going farther inland the next couple of days but temperatures will stay close to those mid-july averages and then slightly warmer inland this weekend. another round of very comfy temperatures for your thursday. fremont 75. san jose 80. low 80s santa rosa and napa. 83 for livermore. 71 for oakland. redwood city 77. san francisco 66 degrees with morning clouds and afternoon sunshine. a little warmer over the weekend. low to mid-90s inland. but staying in the mid-70s near the bay. you're not going to warm up anytime soon and the beach, scratching and clawing to get above 60 degrees with partly sunny skies. that's a very pleasant seven- day forecast. we are back with more news in a minute.
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this saturday night in santa fe new mexico. "the revolution of steve jobs" ronicals job apple founder steve jobs the subject of a new opera in santa fe, new mexico. the revolution of steve jobs, chronicles jobs' life from childhood until his death in 2011 from pancreatic cancer. the show combines traditional orchestration with electronic effects. performance dates will be announced for san francisco, as well. thank you for watching tonight at 5:00. ahead at 6:00 a potential source of water for hundreds of thousands in the bay area. what could one day be the
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largest new reservoir built in decades? allen and veronica will have more in 30 minutes. ♪[ music ] linda macdonald, captioner vitac corporation ptio nsored b >> for seven years you promised the american people that you would repeal obamacare. >> mason: turning up the heat. e i don't think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan. >> next week we'll be voting on the motion to proceed. >> mason: also tonight, the president says calling his tnner talk with vladimir putin a secret is "sick." the kremlin says it's absurd. national security experts say the whole episode is dangerous. as australia mourns justine damond, minneapolis police put tat a transcript of the 911 call that led to her fatal shooting or a cop. and rewriting pre-history.

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