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new information about the deadly shooting at a bay area veterans home next. epers, fantastic creatures. farmer's market goers, cholesterol lowerers cell phone silencers. the new lease on lifers, and the positive thinkers. here's to you all that see every day as an opportunity to thrive your way. kpix5 news begins with breaking news. former president george herbert walker bush has died at the age of 94. the live picture from just outside the bush family residence in houston, the gate outside the home on post oak lane illuminated with christmas
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lights. good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm ken bastida. tonight we take a look back at george h.w. bush's time in the bay area and countless statements of farewell that are coming into our newsroom tonight. first a look at his life and legacy with reporter chris martinez. >> i, george herbert walker bush, do solemnly swear. >> reporter: when george herbert walker bush took the oath of office in 1989, he already had an impressive legacy, world war ii hero, texas oilman, director of the cia and vice president. politics would dominate his life. bush was born in 1924 in milton, massachusetts. on his 18th birthday he enlisted in the navy becoming the youngest fighter pilot in world war ii. during an air raid in the pacific he was shot down, a rescue famously captured on film. >> i knew if something didn't pick me up, i would be captured. >> reporter: shortly after returning from the war he married barbara pierce. they would have six children and 17 grandchildren. >> i think he's the wisest,
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smartest, most decent, caring person i know. >> reporter: bush studied at yale university. he graduated phi beta kappa in just 2 1/2 years, but he left new england to make it on his own. he carved out his fortune in the wildcat oilfields of texas. in the '60s bush turned to politics. he was elected to congress in 1966 and became a power player in the republican party. in 1980 he ran unsuccessfully against ronald reagan for the gop nomination, then agreed to be reagan's running mate. he was reagan's vice president for eight years before becoming the 41st president of the united states. >> i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: during his one term in the white house bush played a key role in the reunification of germany. he also took on saddam hussain for invading kuwait launching operation desert storm, the first gulf war.
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>> a new world order can emerge. a new era. >> reporter: bush formed a coalition of 30 nations to liberate kuwait in just six weeks, but he was criticized for not removing iraq's defiant leader. after the war the economy slowed down. >> read my lips, no new taxes. >> reporter: bush was forced to break that campaign promise and raised taxes as the economy continued to sink. so did his approval ratings. in 1992 he lost the election to bill clinton. in later years the former rivals raised millions for victims of the tsunami in southeast asia and hurricane katrina. bush remained active during retirement. he saw his oldest son become president and another son, jeb, served two terms as florida's governor. he even win celebrate his 8th, 85th, -- 80th, 85th and 90th birthdays. >> can't play golf anymore, but i still can jump out of a plane. >> reporter: in his final
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health bush developed a form of parkinson's making it difficult to walk. he used a wheelchair when he was awarded the medal of freedom in. 2018 bush's wife was at his side holding his hand when she passed at her home. his devotion to her to the end never failing. chris martinez, cbs news. >> in 1989 president george h.w. bush visited the bay area to tour the growing silicon valley. >> kpix5's andria borba in the newsroom with that part of our coverage tonight. >> the 41st president left for a time of sweeping global time and part of that change was happening here in the bay area in silicon valley. in 1989 during his first 100 days in office president bush buzzed through silicon valley to trumpet america's ability to compete in foreign markets.
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he toured the ford aerospace plant in palo alto where he gave a speech in front of 500 workers. >> i want to give the high five symbol to hi-tech and i want to do it by investing in competitiveness. >> during his brief stop he urged support for his controversial plan to cut capital gains taxes. he urges the silicon valley crowd to pressure congress to support his plan. the president then traveled to moffitt field where he waved to onlookers before boarding air force one to fly to southern california. he was scheduled to meet briefly with former president ronald reagan. now reaction has been coming in during the past couple of hours including from four presidents, present and former. george w. bush says in a statement, "george h.w. bush was the man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. the entire bush family is deeply grateful 41's life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared for and
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prayed for dad and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens." president trump tweeted this. "through his essential authenticity, disarming witt and unwavering commitment to faith, family, country, president bush inspired generations of his fellow americans to public service." former president barack obama and his wife michelle wrote, "after 73 years of marriage george and barbara bush are together again now, two points of light that never dimmed, two points of light that ignited countless others with their example." and former president bill clinton wrote, "he never stopped serving. i saw it up close working with him on tsunami relief in asia and here at home after hurricane katrina. his remarkable leadership and great heart were always on full display." george h.w. bush is survived by his five children, 17 grandchildren eight great grandchildren. funeral arrangements are pending tonight. >> thank you for that.
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in 2014 bush celebrated his 90th birthday by skydiving near his home in maine. he made similar parachute jumps when he turned 80 and then 85. then he told his granddaughter jenna he had "one more left in me." >> in 2015 with barbara nearby he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a houston astros playoff game. at the time bush was recovering from a broken vertebrae in his neck. i met him in 1988 at the republican national convention. he was the nominee and he announced that he was bringing on this guy named dan quayle as his vice president and we all said who is that? but he answered every question. he was quite gracious. he really was a nice man. he would talk to you one on one and i think the world's going to miss him. >> that's the theme of kind of everybody's statement tonight in remembering him is what a class act he was and what a gentleman he was. >> absolutely. >> we'll have much more on george h.w. bush, his life and legacy up on
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our website right now, well, the other top story tonight, president trump has issued an emergency declaration for the state of alaska after a powerful earthquake created chaos all over the city of anchorage. several major roadways crumbled and buckled leaving some drivers stranded. reporter ileana diaz gives us a closer look at the aftermath. >> reporter: ceiling tiles came crashing down the moment the earthquake hit. this was inside the studio of ktva, the cbs affiliate in anchorage. its newsroom was nearly destroyed. computers, lights and cameras were tossed around, but al tion pee stard. fo flew off supermar is one left a car marooned in od
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the middle. witnesses say a power line fell onto this church sparking a fire. >> it was like something out of a movie. i called my mom like mom, there was an earthquake request. i love you. they said it was a tsunami. i was all hysterical, of course. >> reporter: alaska's governor issued a disaster declaration for the state and said the size of the effort quake will make for a lengthy recovery. >> we're no stranger to earthquakes in alaska, but each one brings its own separate challenges and this one was i thought very strong. >> reporter: and there were at least 10 powerful aftershocks. >> we're going to go ahead and shelter. >> reporter: tremors set off metal detectors and kept alaskans on edge. >> i'm still shaking. >> reporter: the earthquake could be feltmoving in from the north. center tracking that for us tonight. >> hey, liz. the rain, if you look at the kpix5 hi-def doppler in the immediate bay area has not yet begun to fall, but where you were showing it a minute ago it
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is coming down. this low pressure spinning over the cape now will press south as the night goes on and that means rain as you can see on the futurecast. here we are at 11:00 at night, rain entering sonoma county. it's a fast mover. by sunrise, wham, it mostly moves through dropping from a 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch of rain. this is tomorrow at sunrise. the rest of the day looks showery until about midafternoon and then we will clear it out. we'll have details on the amounts, timing and what's next. there is more coming in when we cover the forecast in a few minutes. >> brian, see you then. anr nf from his ails >> veronica de la cruz is -- a woman. >> veronica de la cruz is here to fill us in. >> kareem hunt can be seen shoving and kicking a woman at a cleveland hotel last february. hunt is seen pushing the woman. she shoves her hand in his
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face. the melee is worse and the woman is knocked down. hunt gives her a final kick. police were called, but after interviewing the parties decided not to press charges against anyone. asked about offseason issues months later, the team ceo dismissed concerns. >> kareem is a young man, second year in the league. obviously had a very big year on the field last year. i'm sure he learned some lessons this offseason and hopefully won't be in those kind of situations in the future. >> of course, all this comes on the heels of 49ers linebacker reuben foster cut last monday from the team over domestic violence allegations only to be picked up bye next day. the chiefs w in the bay area sunday to play the raiders at the coliseum. a massive data breach at the world's largest hotel operator, but that may not be the worst of it. kpix5's maria medina is at the san jose marriott with reaction from the hotel guests tonight. >> reporter: the hack
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involving 500 million marriott and starwood properties guests began four years ago, but those guests are just learning about it now. >> it doesn't make me feel safe. i certainly would like to know exactly what the hackers were able to get ahold of. >> reporter: hackers gained access to personal information of a half billion guests from addresses, dates of birth, even passport numbers. some credit card numbers and expiration dates also were compromised. >> all the info that a crook could use to spin up a fake account in your name. >> reporter: marriott learned about the breach in september, but discovered during an investigation the hackers got into the marriott starwood reservation system starting in 2014. >> i'm worried about my information out there in the hands of somebody that's going to do wrong by it. >> reporter: the breach affects sheraton, westin, element, aloft, w hotels if, st. regis, four points, le
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merideine and the collection. all were starwood companies before marriott acquired the companies in2016. >> if you're staying at a hotel, you got to give them your information. so it's really on them to keep it secure. >> reporter: marriott is alerting customers through e- mail. meanwhile several attorneys general are investigating the data breach. in downtown san jose, maria medina, kpix5. from cannabis concept to budding entrepreneur, meet oaklnepot shop proprietor, his name? mr. blunt. >> police chased down a tesla, the driver asleep behind the wheel. turns out he's area city official. >> and why the temporary transbay terminal starting to look a little less temporary these days.
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a special program in oakland is giving people even with criminal convictions a chance to work in a business they never thought possible. >> kpix5's christin ayers met one of the entrepreneurs with an unforgettable name. >> reporter: when blunts and moore opened earlier this week, it made history. it's a cannabis dispensary unlike any in oakland or in this country. alfonzo tuckee blunt was born to be a businessman and with a last name like his it's no surprise that he chose marijuana. >> i've been selling weed since
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i was 16. i've been going to the club since i was 19. >> reporter: but that dream of owning a cannabis club went up in smoke when he got arrested for selling weed on the street. >> i end up taking a five-year felony probation, kind of gave up on the whole getting a dispensary. >> reporter: then blunt heard about oakland's equity program, the first of its kind in the country. it reserves dispensary licenses for people convicted of cannabis crimes, people like blunt. one year later blunt's life came full circle with the grand opening of blunt's and moore, the dispensary he founded with his partner, brittany moore. >> this is really well known. >> reporter: his staff said working here has made them part of something bigger than just cannabis. >> i think it's long overdue as an african american woman in our community. we needed something like this. >> reporter: for blunt it's stranger than fiction. >> i'm an ex-felon with a club legally selling weed, record
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cleared, everything. to be the first of my kind to do it, that means everything to me. >> reporter: in oakland, christin ayers, kpix5. an unusual dui arrest on the peninsula involving a tesla with the driver asleep at the wheel and the car's auto pilot may have saved the man's life. the driver is alexander samek who chairs the planning commission for the city of los altos. overleap is now facing a -- unfortunately he is now facing a dui charge. his model s appeared to be driving all by itself about mor it was going south on 101 through redwood city at 70 miles an hour. an officer pulled alongside, noticed samek was sleeping. the officer moved behind the tesla, turned on his lights and siren, but there was no response. >> the unit came up in front of the vehicle and basically started slowing down assuming that the driver assist feature might have been used at the
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moment. that actually worked. the patrol vehicle started slowing down. the vehicle slowed down behind it. >> after the tesla finally stopped samek failed a sobriety test and was arrested. an investigation is underway in milpitas after a home went up in flames. check out these pictures from chopper 5 earlier tonight showing flames shooting through the roof. it happened around 6:00 on nieves street. it's not clear how the fire started and no word of injuries. tonight crews in san jose are trying to figure out what caused a vta to derail. per flew over the area just after 5:00 at sam carlos and waz way. the vta tells us the train had been brought on for the pac-12 championship game played at levi stadium tonight. it was headed to the stadium when it derailed no. passengers were on board. -- derailed. no passengers were on board. a major convenience or ominous sign?
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either way clipper car terminals are returning to the transbay terminal. they were removed in august, but when cracked beams closed the new terminal the following month the old temporary terminal was pressed back into service. now the return of clipper card vending machines may be a sign the temporary terminal may be more than temporary. as for the reopening of the $2.2 billion salesforce terminal, no specific date has been given yet. hydraulic jacks are now bracing the structure while the cause of the cracks are being investigated. just days after flash flooding forced new evacuations in the camp fire burn zone butte county is bracing for more rain tonight. this week's downpours created an obstacle course of sorts, rocks and mud for residents forced out for the second time this month. this time lapse video out of southern california shows just how fast a small flow can
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become a flood. it was taken yesterday in riverside county where a dry depression quickly became a lake of mud. brian hackney is tracking the next round of rain headed our way, brian? it's just that far north of the bay. it's coming down in ukiah, light rain reported at 11:00 tonight. it is all headed south, not a lot. it's a fast moving system, but you will hear it when it falls tonight. it's going to come down pretty good as we overlook the city of san francisco. right now the numbers are mostly in the mid-40s to mid- 50s. in the immediate bay area nothing yet. it's all right up there from ukiah and north. it will be sinking south as that weaker low, weaker compared to the systems that moved through earlier in the week. it's not as robust as those, but it packs enough of a punch. futurecast nails the timing on this by an hour from now. we'll have rain beginning to move into sonoma county, then marin county and it moves fast. by sunrise we're looking at the south bay and then we'll go to
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scattered showers by 1:00 in the afternoon. what happens after midday tomorrow? northwesterlies come along and scour it out. sunday looks pretty good. there's sunday at noon. futurecast in terms of amounts, ukiah gets 2/3-inch. for the rest of us we get about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch, lesser amounts along the shore line. so more clouds tonight with north bay rain coming a little bit later. it will be wet tomorrow morning, clearing in the afternoon and then we get sunshine on sunday. winter storm warnings are posted for 1 to 2 feet of snow. overnight lows will be in the mid-40s and daytime highs tomorrow a little bit of a cold pool of air moving in. so we only manage mid-50s. in the extended forecast sunday's fine. monday is okay. tuesday and wednesday another system comes in, looks like flat out rain tuesday and then yet another system looks like it's due in in the week from today. so on again, off again all week long. >> it's kind of good, though.
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we need it. >> it's good for business for me. >> and a lot of other people. >> thanks, brian. it was canceled for smoke, but now the big game is on. it's back and this time with some very special guests. >> here are tonight's guests on the late show with stephen colbert.
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the smoke has cleared and the game is on. the cardinal are coming to cal for the 121st big game tomorrow. >> we promise this time. this comes after it was postponed because of all that just smoky hazardous air across the bay area a couple weekends ago. the bear will try to end stanford's eight year win streak and there will be special fans in attendance. first responders who worked the camp fire that devastated butte county, they've been invited. uc berkeley offered them 1,000 tickets to thank them for their service. a pregame ceremony saluting the first responders will be held before the noon kickoff at memorial stadium. they deserve it. >> absolutely. they deserve a good day. >> i can remember when i first started working in this market and people were talking about oh, the big game, but if you're not from around here, when people brought that up, i would go wait a minute. michigan and ohio state, they just played. that's the big game.
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they go oh, no. you don't understand. >> this is the big game. >> i get it. years later i get it now. all right. we got sports settling in. sports after dark. the lights were on at levi's stadium tonight. the points were few and the turnovers were plenty with the pac-12 football championship on the line.
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nfl up top, quick recap as veronica told you earlier, chiefs and raiders sunday without running back kareem hunt cut by the team as a result of video showing him shove and kick a woman at a cleveland hotel nine months ago, the video just surfacing. levi's stadium all dolled up for the pac-12 football title, washington huskies tied up with utah in white. key play jason shelley's pass bounced into the hands of huskies byron murphy and he's gone, 66 yards, only touchdown in the game. i feel bad for receiver siaosi mariner, just bounced right after him. huskies win it 10-3. they are the rose bowl bound pac-12
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champs. from that we pivot over to soccer. stanford rode in with a 45 game unbeaten streak, national supplies against florida state in white and look at gabby karl through defend withers, had not -- defenders, had not scored all year and boom, 1st half goal, opened the scoring. here's why i feel bad for this goalie, couldn't handle the goal here. stanford the defending champions are out, lost the game 2-0 and the noles get north carolina in sunday's final. oh, yes, and the axe is up for grabs tomorrow. 121st big game, stanford tries to make it eight straight against cal, noon kickoff. for the bears that 17-14 loss last year still stings. >> reporter: is that one of the losses when you look back, it kind of stings the most? >> oh, yeah. i had so many family coming to that game and telling them we're going to win. we came up short. that's a bigger chip on the shoulder now.
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>> reporter: family coming up this week? >> yes, ma'am. >> reporter: are you telling them all you're going to win? >> we're confident. >> stanford slight favorite to take care of business tomorrow. >> thanks, vern. >> we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ connecting people... ...uniting the world. ♪♪
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the bush compound there and recapping our top story tonight, former president george h.w. bush has died. the nation's 41st president passed away in houston earlier this evening. he had a lasting impact on america and all across the world holding a variety of public offices for decades and as president helping to oversee the end of the cold war. george h.w. bush was 94 years old. we're still waitg for pending funeral arrangements. >> the late show with stephen colbert is next. >> our next newscast tomorrow morning. we'll see you then. good night.
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