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sponsoring free speech week, posted these flyers saying, "your city is run by thugs in black masks," which were promptly torn down by some members of student government. you got a reaction. you're ready to film it. was this just to stir up some trouble? >> not at all. i would say that, you know, obviously it's more effective to use language that is provocative. that's sort of the point we're trying to make even if you don't agree with what's said. it still has a right to be said. >> reporter: on the other side b.a.m. which stands for by any means necessary opposes the event and is calling for people to show up and "shut down" free speech week. while they say they aren't outright advocating for violence, their name and history indicate it's not out of the question. ing which is -- c -- which is
why uc berkeley is going to spend half a million dollars for security on the event. ann coulter canceled her appearance, but milo said free speech week is still on and said they'll announce the full plans at a press conference tomorrow. despite the confusion campus officials say they're moving forward according on plan no matter the cost. >> we understand that's very uncertain and unclear right now, but we can't afford to play games when it comes to the safety and well being of the campus community here. >> reporter: one of the leaders of that group by any er back there. or a.m.b. ould in fact, we'll show you a live picture of that event where yvette falarco who is the local leader is taking the mic. there are protesters there. i just spoke to the spokesman for uc berkeley. he said obviously it's an open campus. anybody can be here, but that group itself because of its history of violence is certainly not welcome especially on upcoming free
speech week, in fact, it happens. we'll have more on this story, especially the press conference behind me, coming up at 6:00. live from berkeley, emily turner, kpix5. the warriors are starting training camp, but one of the biggest story lines has to do with last season's nba title. cbs5's veronica de la cruz is here to explain. >> -- kpix5's veronica de la cruz is here to explain. >> warriors star steph curry and kevin durant have already said they'd rather not attend because they disagree with president trump's agenda. today the general manager of the team said the organization has been in contact with the white house but nothing is settled. there is no invitation yet. head coach steve kerr says the players will meet as a group to decide in the next few days if they would go if invited, sain but portcuanstatement about president trump. >> the things that he said and the things that he hasn't said
in the right times that we wouldn't stand for it and by acting or not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to. >> however, curry also said it's up to the team as a whole to decide. if the warriors do choose to go, it would likely be late february next year during an east coast trip. since taking office president trump has already hosted championship teams in football and baseball. senator john mccain may have killed another republican attempt to repeal and replace the affordable care act. the arizona senator says in a statement that he "cannot in good conscience vote for the graham-cassidy proposal." that's the bill the gop leadership is trying to push through right now. they can only afford two republican no votes and senator rand paul of kentucky is already against it. so now the white house is rsna. >>on undeonmes citoe sede
ca senate, most especially senator susan collins from the great state of maine, to join us in giving the people of maine and the people of america a fresh start on healthcare reform. uding the potential of high premiums for people with pre- existing conditions. today in >> senator collins said she had several concerns includine g withpo l preexisting conditions. today in san francisco senator bernie sanders praised mccain during his speech. >> thank you, john mccain. and john mccain has the conscience that i wish very enough that the rest of the republican leadership had that conscience as well. at deadline passes... >> republicans have until september 30th to pass the bill with a simple majority. after that deadline passes they would need 60 votes. the feud between president trump and north korea's leader is getting personal responding to the latest rounds of u.s.
sanctions, kim jong un calling the president a dotard which means weak or old person. president trump firing right back. >> the personal jabs and threats for attack have really been intensifying here off the last few days between president trump -- over the last few days e tween president trump and kimh north korean dictator, and the tensions took center stage e united nations this week. in response to u.s. sanctions the north korean foreign minister threatened to test a hydrogen bomb in the pacific ocean. secretary of state rex tillerson said on good morning america that all options for the white house remain on the table. >> once we can assess the nature of this threat, the president will make a decision regarding the appropriate actions. >> reporter: north korea's kim jong un took aim at president trump slamming him for his speech to the u.n. general assembly this week.
in a rare statement given directly by the dictator kim called the president mentally deranged and threatened mr. trump would pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the dfrk. this morning president trump tweeted kim jong un of north korea who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people will be tested like never before. the war of words comes after the president announced new sanctions yesterday that further isolate the rogue regime. >> if they don't have the funding for the ballistic missiles, for the nuclear production, then they can do less of it. >> reporter: the order cuts off access to u.s. banks and expanders the treasury department's ability to target assets of anyone trading in goods, services or technology with north korea. when president trump announced sanctions on north korea this week, he noted that china would play a larger role and impose their own sanctions. china, of course, is responsible for 90% of trade with north korea. while china said they will
tighten their restrictions on north korean banking, they won't go as far always the u.s. is requesting. >> you just mentioned we know the u.s. security council put those economic sanctions on north korea. do we know, though, are they having any sort of impact? le >> reporter: liz, the u.s. state department says that they have seen an effect recently as a result of those economic sanctions that were put on north korea earlier this month, but the real question is whether any change of behavior among the kim jong un regime will also take effect. so far we haven't seen that happen. >> thank you. the white house may soon replace its travel ban with new rules that are specific to individual countries, could happen before sunday when president trump's 90 day travel ban on six majority muslim countries expires. the department of homeland security wants the president to impose new travel restrictions. it would vary from country to country. they could include bans on
travel to the u.s. or restrictions on visas, but so far no countries are rules have again laid out. the u.s. education department is scrapping the a universities should investigate campus sexual assaults. new interim instructions for colleges include recommendations on what schools are obligated to do in response to such allegations. education secretary betsy devos said the previous rules were unfairly skewed against the students who were accused of assault. new at 5:00 a controversial statue was just unveiled at a san francisco park. it recognizes a dark time in japan's history when women was sexually exploited. kpix5 reporter da lin live in the st. mary's square where the comfort women's statue is getting some pushback. >> reporter: that's right. people say organizers in japan wrote more than 1,000 letters to try to stop the statue in san francisco, but two years of
persistence, here it is unveiled this afternoon in honor of the sex slaves during world war ii better known as comfort women. m from pu a japanese group even sued the ci southern ca it's the biggest human sex trafficking crime recorded in modern history. as many as 400,000 young women and girls forced into sexual slavery for the japanese military. young suli is one of the estimated 70 comforwomen still alive today. >> there are hundreds who passed away before who are in heaven. they're all watching us and they are very, very happy. >> reporter: the 89-year-old flew in from south korea to help unveil the statue at st. mary's square in san francisco. three girls, chinese, korean and filipina represent the young girls captured and forced to become sex slaves for japanese soldiers. the grandmother on the ground represents a former comfort
woman who is seeking justice. >> the crime will remain. it's not going to go away no matter how hard they try to erase or try to make us forget. >> reporter: like many other girls, lee said kore homesh e when she was 16. she said she was beaten, tortured and raped. she said she was forced to serve about five soldiers a day. >> they want to whitewash the history. they want to cleanse history. >> reporter: supporters of the statue say the japanese government tried to stop them from putting it in san francisco. today the consul general of japan in san francisco criticized the statue. he said it's a one-sided interpretation of history without presenting credible evidence. ms. lee has a choice word for the consul general. >> what kind of bull [ bleep ] is that? mr. con sell general, you are wrong -- mr. consul general, you are wrong and you are
lying. >> reporter: in the u.s. there are eight comfort women statues. san francisco is the first major u.s. city to have one. live in san francisco i'm da lin, kpix5. the release of a new apple product usually means lines out the door. why today's debut looked like a dud compared to years past. >> plus a local grocery owner fragically killed, how he's being remembered as -- tragically killed, how he's being remembered as police search for the driver who left him for dead. >> and we take an inside look at the week long fix for cable cars.
apple shares tumbled 5% th isweekly performance during an original product launch since a decade ago. it looked like business as usual at san francisco's stores and in palo alto today. kenneth craig tells us why the new iphone 8 isn't getting the typical fanfare. >> reporter: in japan only a handful of people lined up for the new apple 8 outside this tokyo apple store. in sydney, australia, buyers of the new device seemed less than enthusiastic about it. >> it's not much of an upgrade. in my opinion it should not have been called an 8. >> i'm neutral. i just need a new phone. >> reporter: stores worldwide are seeing fewer people. laura rivera got her preordered iphone in just 20 minutes. >> i was a little bit surprised about that. also last year when the 7 came out, there were people camping out here for days.
>> reporter: analysts say preorders for the iphone 8 were lower than for the iphone 7 and iphone 6. why? many fans are holding out for the next iphone which goes on sale in just a ipup co will le on sale in early november. >> despite a lot of similarities, the iphone 10 actually does have some features that the iphone 8 isn't going to have with al recognition.au the full screen i think is a big selling point for a lot of people. >> reporter: but those features come at a cost. the iphone 10 starts at $999, 300 more than the iphone 8. >> i decided to go with this one. i just didn't think the 10 really was worth the extra money. >> reporter: the question now, will other apple fans believe the iphone 10 is worth the price and the wait? kenneth craig, cbs news, new york. a popular san francisco grocer was hit today and killed
and the drive is still on the loose. he was walking in the crosswalk when a speeding driver hit him at about 2:15 this morning near the intersection of jerrold avenue in the bayview. now flowers and a sign in gus' memory are left at the scene. police are looking for a silver sedan with heavy windshield and front end damage. they will step up their presence in that busy area they say. >> now we'll have some ofcersin patrolling that jerrold street and tolin street because it is a high traffic area. >> gus and his family owned the community market and haight street market and bay area produce. a thief made off unique an jewelry of pearls, gold and diamonds. the heist was last month at the ocean beach parking lot near balboa street. the suspect smashed the back window of a black cadillac
escalade. gray smoke spewed from a truck in east oakland and was engulfed in flames this morning. neighbors tried to put out the fire as it spread to the front yard of a house. another neighbor quickly moved their car that was parked nearby there. fortunately nobody was hurt, but no word on the cause. another fire ripped through a san francisco high rise unit early this morning. firefighters extended a ladder to rescue three people trapped inside. we're told two of them ar being treated for injuries from the flames and smoke. neighbors say it's the third fire at the parkmerced apartments within a year. in san jose three people were rushed to the hospital after being stabbed. ow police say that itha streppet just before noon. gunfire was also reported. in total five people including the stabbing victims have been detained as police try to figure out exactly what happened. the search for survivors in mexico continues after this week's powerful 7.1 earthquake. at least 293 people are dead. me used you can see crews trying to
break through the rubble of the collapsed building. some used their voice as a tool yelling through the cracks to see if anyone was trapped below. volunteers are told to write their name and emergency contact on their llm edinwh ile searching for survivors. where were why did you want to volunteer to do this? >> because this is my country and i need to help my people. >> nonprofit groups are gathering bottled water and clothing for the victims. right now hurricane maria is a category 3 storm churning its way through the turks and caicos. earlier this week maria slammed into puerto rico, that entire island still without power. since all cell phones and the internet are dead, loved ones are overwhelmed with emotion when they're reunited. today the mayor of san juan is checking on ntsiins thdeg gopue
and san juan you lived in a couple days ago is not existent. >> i'm concerned about them losing their lives. this is a life or death situation. we're not being dramatic. >> forecasters expect hurricane maria will gradually weaken over the next two days and pose no threat to the u.s. mainland. starting today some of san francisco's iconic cable cars are out of service as crews work on a system upgrade. kpix5 reporter don ford gives us an inside look at the changes happening at the historic cable car barn. e gearbox that drives the cable is being replacedâ john haley - director of transit for muni , "these have been here thirty the worl >> reporter: the california street cable cars are not running for the next week. the 4 miles of steel cable in the street will remain silent while back at the cable car barn the gearbox that drives the cable is being replaced. >> these have been here 30 years. they've served the world very well. it's time for a change. line
ill rebuild >> reporter: a specialized and carefully disassembling the massive wheel that pulls the iconic wheel. it's cramped, dirty and dangerous. this particular gearbox has been in service since 1984. >> like anything else mechanical, it wears out finally and it's time. >> reporter: gently half of the wheel is finally separated and with a sense of history in the room it is slowly lifted and moved to a safe place. in the next couple of days the worn out gearbox will follow. this is one of the new gearboxes. just like the old except it's different. it's hi-tech equipped with sensors for vibration, temperatures and speed. >> 24 hours a day seven days a week it will be collecting data and it will store it 30 to 50 years. >> reporter: this info should help muni spot problems long before the system is damaged. there are four cable car lines, but muni will rebuild only one
at a time. >> we don't want to break anybody's heart or have their heart left in san francisco. you knew i was going there. >> i knew you were going there. >> so they would miss out on that ride. >> reporter: in san francisco don ford, kpix5. in san francisco the entire west coast at 1:00 today fall began. it feels like it outside, but in perfect bay area fashion now that we begin fall, let us talk about hot weather. find out when the 90s return coming up. walk. the that makes sense. >> coming up at 6:00 tonight a hollywood blockbuster takes over the beach boardwalk, the latest transformers movie draws crowds to the santa cruz, how the big screen production is boosting the local economy.
real people? living and breathing. hopefully not breathing like that. for all the things that keep you up at night, anthem blue cross has a solution. when it comes to the weather, the weekend is coming at a perfect time because it has been chilly the past 48 hours. it will be warm to hot next week. right in between, your saturday and sunday. i hope it's your weekend because the weather will be
fantastic. we are sunny at the beach but chilly. we are sunny in san francisco but chilly, 63. only 71 in san jose, 75 in concord, 72 in livermore, temperatures running about 10 to 15 degrees cooler than average. above 6,000 feet in elevation it is snowing, albeit lightly in portions of the sierra right around kirkwood and south of highway 50 seeing snow showers right now, none of that heading our direction, no precipitation for us in the reseeable future, although there are some significant weather changes coming, the first of which will be tonight. these numbers are low but not as lowell as the past -- low always the past couple nights. some of you -- as the past couple nights. some of you woke up to the lower 40s. concord 52, mountain view 55, 49 in santa rosa, 44 in san francisco. pacific coast fog fest, sunshine, no fog to speak up. as my weather producer said, it's because they want people to show up, so they wait until september to have that event in
pacifica. dry offshore winds are coming back. it's coming from the north and northeast not emanating from the ocean arriving tomorrow and some profound impact. some of you near the water like oakland will be 10 to 15 degrees warmer tomorrow because we're cutting off the ocean influence. as to why it's happening, the area of low pressure that moved through a couple days ago is sitting now over the inner moun flow of air. this building ridge of high pressure is also enhancing that north to northeast flow of air keeping us warm for the foreseeable future. as this ridge makes its closest pass to the bay area tuesday and wednesday next week, we'll see 90s inland as the offshore wind continues for the next sechilly tonight, warmer tomorrow, near the bay 80s and 70s at the beach. highs tomorrow fremont 82, napa 85, san francisco 77, 80 in redwood city, 82 with sunshine in livermore. your extended forecast, warm this weekend, a little warmer
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and it's making its california debut in santa rosa. the "big bounce" measures in at feet... and is it's being called the world's largest bounce house is and measures in at 10,000 square feet and is 32 feet tall. it's at the sonoma county fairgrounds through the weekend. >> who does that? >> is it for kids or adults?
>> hey, kids of all ages. >> see you in 30 minutes. captioning sponsor captioning sponsored by cbs >> think of your worst nightmare, and there it is-- no power anywhere in puerto rico. >> mason: and a miracle in mexico. " reporter: "move your hand," the rescuer says, and six hours after they first found her, paulina was rescued. >> mason: also tonight, it could be a fatal blow to the latest republican health care plan delivered again by senator john mccain. she needs a transplant to save her life. her sister in vietnam needs a visa to give it to her. >> all she asked for is another two to five years so that her grandkids will remember who she is. >> mason: why the u.s. is saying rt.