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for an armed robbery sentence in nevada. good afternoon, i'm kenny choi. now at noon, oj simpson granted parole after serving nearly nine years for armed robbery in nevada. good afternoon, i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. cbs reporter chris martinez is live in carson city where the parole board just decided simpson's fate. chris. >> reporter: michelle and kenny, this was a unanimous vote by this parole board. they needed a majority of seven, four sitting in today.
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all four voted to grant him parole. this is exactly what a lot of folks were expecting to see today. there wasn't a lot of doubt that he was not going to be granted parole. here he is coming up on his ninth year serving a prison term for this crime that he committed about 10 years ago or so. what happens now is they look ahead to the actual release of oj simpson. he cannot leave prison until october 1 at the earliest. and then there are questions about what will happen after that. he spoke today to these commissioners, this board, rather, he talked about the crime at length which was something people really weren't expecting to happen. and then did he what a lot of legal experts said he needed to do he showed remorse. he said he was sorry and apologized to the victims and the state of nevada and then they also heard from simpson's oldest daughter and also the victim of the crime who both
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spoke in support of his release. so simpson said if he was going to be able to leave he would like to move back to florida. that now becomes the focus certainly for him and his family is how does that happen? because once he is released, assuming it will be on the october 1 or shortly thereafter, now we have to deal with the probation guidelines and there are going to be some very strict guidelines. they say he will be followed very closely. he has to check in with probation. they have to get an agreement between nevada and florida to actually allow him to move back there. so there's a lot of things here that are still murky in terms of what happens next. what we know for sure is that as of october 1, oj simpson will be allowed to leave prison a free man. >> chris, you just said we heard from simpson, daughter, friend and victim and the attorney. which testimony do you think was the most effective for simpson? >> well, certainly legal
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experts say that there were two things that were very helpful here. this parole board needed to hear. one was remorse from simpson several times. he was the most important voice they heard from today but also hearing from the victim of the crime, the victim saying that he has forgiven oj simpson, that he doesn't think oj simpson is a dangerous person or a danger to anyone and he supports his being allowed to leave prison. so those two especially, of course, probably weighed heavily for the board. >> all right, chris martinez in carson city, thank you. switching gears now a wildfire burning out of control west of yosemite national park is threatening thousands of homes and forcing evacuations. we have team coverage on this fire. first kpix 5's katie nielsen on the latest on the firefighting efforts. katie. >> reporter: more than 3,000 firefighters are working around the clock to get control of the detwiler fire, which grew
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overnight to 48,000 acres. strong winds are fanning the flames and pushing the fire south away from yosemite, it's now more than 100 square miles larger than the city of oakland. the fire destroyed 45 buildings and threatens 1500 homes. crews are attack the blaze from the air and on the ground. >> there was pot shot crews behind my property line cutting anything they can't to keep the fire from coming in. >> reporter: more than 4,000 people are under evacuation orders due to fire danger but also because the blaze damaged water and power lines. crews on the scene say the weather is hurting their firefighting efforts. >> dry at night, almost as much as during the day. so when you have the same burning conditions all the way 24 hours a day, it's really hard to get in front of it. >> reporter: as of right now, cal fire estimates they only have that fire 10% contained. several bay area fire departments actually have crews
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on the fire lines. firefighters from san francisco left for mariposa county just after 1:00 this morning. crews from marin and san rafael fire departments are helping, as well. all day today firefighters will be dealing with more heat and wind which is making that fire extremely unpredictable. for more on that let's go to roberta gonzales. katie, the weather has not been very helpful at all. in fact, it's been a beast and these winds will increase during the sunset hours again today. now, this is the very latest as far as the weather impact is concerned. at the surface we have light winds, but it's pushing the smoke towards mariposa. daytime high today at 94 degrees. relative humidity into the teens. upper level winds are carrying the smoke from nevada into idaho, smoke in the sacramento valley. very poor air quality in throughout these areas. [ clearing throat ] >> we'll continue to monitor that situation as the news continues. >> thank you. valero is facing an antitrust battle with the state
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over plans to buy storage terminals in the east bay. as kpix 5's anne makovec reports, california's attorney general is speaking out on his belief that the move would lead to higher gas prices. >> reporter: the attorney general set up his news conference today in front of this valero gas station to emphasize that its normal drivers they are trying to protect. valero owns this refinery in benicia but wants to expand, buying petroleum terminals in martinez and richmond. california's attorney general is trying to block the move, filing an antitrust lawsuit saying if the sale is approved, all petroleum terminals in northern california would be controlled by refineries raising concerns about competition and the possibility of higher gas prices. >> we believe this is not only critical for california's consumers, but it is indispensable to keeping competition, the basis of prices of gasoline throughout
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california. >> reporter: but valero says it does not compete with plains all american pipeline, the company that owns the terminals. in a joint statement to the ceos of both companies, they said: reportedly took place at a student residence on campus. the woman told police: anne makovec, kpix 5. stanford issued an alert about a rape that happened on campus. the woman told police the crime occurred early yesterday morning. she described the suspect as a 53-year-old light-skinned man. police say that the two are acquainted. the incident is under investigation. uc-berkeley plans to roll out a new policy for inviting speakers. this follows riots in february after a conservative speaker was invited to campus. jessica flores tells us, the university has just canceled an
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event with another conservative speaker. >> reporter: fighting words from conservative speaker ben shapiro. but according to uc-berkeley officials, shapiro's views have nothing do with why cal denied the initial request to bring him to campus in september. >> we want ben shapiro to come to berkeley. >> reporter: after violence and threats of violence stopped other conservative speakers from speaking on campus, berkeley college republicans say berkeley is blocking shapiro from campus, calling the university anti-free speech. >> it's complete nonsense. this campus has hosted dozens of speakers over the years from the conservative libertarian movement. >> reporter: student affairs tells the college republicans that they can't identify an available venue for 500 people on september 14. but the emails go on to say the university wants to work with the group to come up with options. the university also says all student groups now have to follow new speaker rules, requests must be made eight weeks in advance.
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groups must submit publicity materials to an adviser at least 5 weeks in advance. and groups may need to meet with uc police for a security assessment six weeks in advance. >> so come, let's sit down and get the ball rolling. that hasn't happened yet. >> reporter: in berkeley, jessica flores, kpix 5. friends of senator john mccain say the arizona republican and his family were spend the next few days considering his treatment options after he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. the 80-year-old remains optimistic. he tweeted today, quote, i greatly appreciate the outpouring of support. unfortunately for my sparring partners in congress, i'll be back soon. so stand by. >> the former vietnam prisoner of war was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. the diagnosis came less than a week after he had surgery to remove a blood clot. today, members of the senate have been wishing him a speedy recovery. still ahead, the head of tesla gets a green light to bring his ultra fast hyperloop system to another part of the
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country. >> plus a mom says her family was unfairly kicked off a jetblue flight. how the airline and others are pushing back against customer complaints.
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hyperloop tube.. connecting new york city and washington d-c. elon musk says he has been given the green light to build a fast hyperloop tube connecting new york city and washington, dc. he tweeted out today, quote, just received verbal government approval for the boring company to build an underground new york-philadelphia-b-dc hyperlook. new york to dc in 29 minutes.
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musk later clarified that there's still a lot of work needed to get formal approval. engineers working on the project say that people will be able to travel in pods through a tube using magnetic levitation at speeds of more than 700 miles an hour. a new york mom says her family was removed from a jetblue flight because her 1- year-old kicked another passenger's seat. but now the airline is pushing back against the story. kris van cleave reports. >> reporter: mandy's cell phone was recording when a ground agent informed her jetblue was removing her family of five from a flight in fort lauderdale. >> i need to get back to new york. i need my kids back home. >> reporter: she says the airline's decision came after her 1-year-old kicked the seat of another passenger. >> we're recording this. what happened. i want to hear from you what happened. >> reporter: the airline denied her account saying the family was removed after a verbal altercation that included physical threats and profanities against a nearby customer. it's the latest example of airlines pushing back rather
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than backing down to customer complaints. last week, when ann coulter launched a twitter war with delta over a reassigned seat, the airline shot back, your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary. [ screaming and crying ] >> reporter: and in may, jetblue denied it kicked a family off a plane over a birthday cake. the airline said the family cursed and yelled at the crew. [ screaming ] >> reporter: in april, united airlines was sharply criticized for being slow to respond to dr. david dao's violent removal from a plane in chicago an incident experts say provided as early as with a much-needed wake-up call. >> social media has changed the way people interact with companies. airlines were falling all over themselves to apologize over anything. and now over the past week having taken that back somewhat and saying the customer is not always right. >> reporter: kris van cleave,
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cbs news, reagan national airport, virginia. >> united's ceo announced yesterday the airline will revamp its social media team to respond faster to prevent and resolve disputes. let's get a check of the forecast with roberta. >> it looks pretty but it sure is cool outside right now. our kpix 5 studios looking out towards the bay in the direction of the port of oakland this morning. now this afternoon we have a bit of a breeze that's beginning to kick up. it's in the mid-70s now in livermore. it's our satellite-radar. we had a pretty robust sea breeze this morning that kicked in that low clouds and fog bank all the way inland a good 60 miles to the east. we do have that zonal flow continual. that's going to encourage that fog to push back. low 70s now going up to 7 the
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79 in the high sierra. haze there yosemite, sacramento and fresno all from the detwiler fire in the mariposa area. official sunout tonight 8:27. the sun comes up tomorrow morning at 6:03. and these are the numbers you can expect very typical for this time of the year. we're talking 64 degrees. we have the sunshine in pacifica. 60s, 70s across the bay. 70s with a refreshing breeze across the peninsula. up to 89 in santa rosa. we're almost there in the low 80s. slightly below average in san jose. and 80s common in our inland areas except towards the delta. you know what i'm talking about. discovery bay, brentwood, all in the low 90s. warmer on friday, and now i have increased our temperatures for the weekend. going with 100 degrees away from the bay, 99 on sunday. still in the 90s on wednesday. today the san jose victory party in san jose for joey chestnut, 72 hot dogs in 10
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minutes. you go, joey! oh, before any of you go? we'll be right back right after this. ♪[ music ]
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seniors in san francisco's chinatown... now helps 40-thousand elderly in four bay area counties. what started as a war on poverty program in 1966 to help seniors in san francisco's chinatown now helps 40,000 elderly in four counties in the bay area. spearheading the non-profit called self-help for the elderly is a woman whose personal inspiration first brought her to that agency 40 years ago.
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she is this week's jefferson award winner. >> reporter: whether it's helping seniors with alzheimer's and parkinson's, or leading a specially choreographed dance class, anna chung has been part of the bay area self-help for the elderly since the late '70s. born and raised in hong kong, annie's older brother and sister's experience with san francisco's "summer of love" almost dashed her hopes of coming here. >> for a while my parents said you shouldn't go to san francisco. >> reporter: she eventually made it, attended san francisco state, and right away she went to work for self-help for the elderly, in 1981 becoming the its director. >> most of them either needed shelter or housing or food or clothing or income. >> reporter: the nonprofit now helps 40,000 seniors a year in four bay area counties. in addition to serving 300,000 hot meals a year, self-help also provided seniors, most of whom don't speak english, housing, employment training,
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home care and hospice. but annie says it isn't a handout. >> empower the seniors to make them feel independent, strong, more importantly to feel dignified. >> reporter: a woman and her husband have been coming to the agency's jackie chan activity center on geary for 21 years. for lunch and karaoke. >> so josephine ma has working with annie for decades . >> she is very tough. that's a good thing. >> reporter: for annie, working with seniors reminds her of her mother, who lived to be 101. >> seniors, they just teach me so much. >> reporter: so for decades of serving seniors, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to annie chung. allen martin, kpix 5. are low-income and min >> more than 90% of the clients are low income and minorities and annie says that in addition
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to the asian community, many services are provided to the hispanic and russian communities, as well. nominate your local hero for a jefferson award online at we'll be right back. time now for our lunchtime tip of the day. here's fresh grocer tony tantillo. >> reporter: well, today's tip of the day is going to be is with apricots. i did a tip on them before the patterson apricots. these are bigger and they have some great meat to them and texture. but right now, in the market these are my favorites. they are much smaller but they got such a high sugar content to 'em. it is incredible! but selection and storage is very, very important. when you buy them, the more orange they are the better they will be free from any shriveling, and heavy for their size. when you bring them home on the counter. now, these apricots, look at this, see how easy they break
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apart from the pit? the juice is incredible. they might be the most nutritional of all summer fruits loaded with nutritional value. they are a super food! they are also great on the grill. but when they're this sweet and small, i don't put them on the grill. i break them open in half and i just enjoy them. and i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. nd always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy.
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for an armed robbery sentence in nevada.
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we'll have continuing coverage of the decision and mo o.j. simpson's granted parole after serving nearly 9 years for an armed robbery sense in nevada. we'll have continuing coverage of that and more tonight at 5:00. perhaps the most watched parole hearing in the history of tv. >> i have to tell you on social media people are already sounding off about the decision. so you knew that was coming. >> what was amazing it was just like the trial. i had no email coming in during that time. everybody was glued to watching the parole hearing. ♪[ music ]
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