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the home. the statehouse now vacant. nobody -- the house is now vacant. there is nobody there. >> reporter: so far nobody is hurt but like the sign says neighbors just want the violence to end before it gets even worse. >> just stop, please. the people are gone. leave us alone. >> reporter: in el sobrante, joe vazquez, kpix 5. a school security officer in the east bay caught tackling a student. kpix 5 reporter da lin is in oakland where the district's police chief held a news conference in reaction to our story. da. >> reporter: yeah, liz. they know the video makes them look very bad so after we broke the story yesterday, they decided to release the video publicly today to get their side of the story across. but some students and teachers here don't buy it. they say you should never put your hands on a student. >> you should never hit or touch a student. >> i want them to get fired.
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>> reporter: outraged over the surveillance video, a school security officer tackling a student in the main office at fremont high in oakland. the student in the video said the guard punched. >> it becomes an altercation. there is no doubt punching, i didn't see any punching. >> reporter: the student's mother gave me these pictures taken in the hospital of 16- year-old roberto canales showing bruises on his face, shoulders, arms and hands. she calls it a senseless attack. >> i don't like it because my son, he 16 years old. >> reporter: she gave me roberto's medical reports which showed at the time he was under the influence of cocaine. school administrators says because he appeared high they couldn't let him leave. >> they asked a student to go
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into a particular office. he failed to comply. all the student had to do was comply. >> reporter: the guard pushed the student against the wall and the confrontation lasted for a minute before he was handcuffed. the guard remains on the job and the district police chief isn't ready to say whether or not the force was justified. >> anytime you have a physical altercation where someone doesn't want to comply, it is never going to look good. >> reporter: but the mother says the adults could have used other ways to restrain her son. >> very, very hard with my son. >> even if he is high or on drugs he was not hurting no one so shouldn't have pushed him around. >> reporter: some students and teachers want the district to fire the security guard and the vice principal, liz. next month, those folks will have a community meeting to talk about it. >> da, this isn't the first time a guard confronted a student in that office. what happened last time? >> reporter: yeah, so this is the second time. different guard. so about two years ago in 2014,
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two school security officers tackled, choked, punched this one kid. those two guards eventually resigned. the district police chief said at the time and he said today as well that he was embarrassed about that incident. he says this incident is different from the previous one. >> all right. da lin, thank you. a snowboarder at sugar bowl managed to survive an avalanche but that was just the beginning of his problems. >> ah! [ censored ] [ censored ] >> ah! [ censored ] ah, ah! >> check out christian mares' wild ride. that's gopro video of him coming down the mountain with tons of snow. problem is prosecutors say he trespassed onto an active avalanche zone and now he is facing criminal charges. sugar bowl says he endangered everyone on the mountain. by the way, they say this avalanche is not related to a ski instructor who went missing last week. a bay area surfer is
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presumed dead after getting knocked into rough waves off the marin county coast. rescue crews were out at rodeo beach today looking for any sign of the veteran surfer. kpix 5's anne makovec on why this rescue was so personal. reporter: it's a popular surfing spot off the marin county coast, where 40-year-old dan dafoe came several times a week. >> he has been surfing out here for 30-plus years, you know? >> reporter: dan was last seen alive last evening when went surfing off rodeo beach with two friends. once he was out in the open water he somehow fell unconscious and stopped breathing. his friends tried to do cpr in the water but a large wave crashed over them and dan was washed away. the coast guard and fire department tried to find him for about two hours but quit when darkness and rough waters made it unsafe. the community is so small, many of the rescue workers knew dan. >> it was even weighed harder on us to make that decision. but, you know, we work with
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rescue professionals and we knew it was the right thing to do. >> reporter: the water temperature here is about 54 degrees. rescuers say there's no way dan survived the night. >> ever since i was little coming out here he always took me under his wing. >> reporter: friends and family spend the day along the coastline waiting for word. >> it's hard to, like, fathom this whole experience. >> reporter: dan was born and raised in san rafael, worked as a local contractor and moonlit in a band called "atomic machine." >> it's a huge loss for us. he will truly be really missed. >> reporter: there are still a lot of questions this evening. why exactly did dan stop breathing in the ocean initially? was it a medical condition or did he have an accident in the ocean? we may never know. in the marin headlands, anne makevoc, kpix 5. no talk of any new programs from governor brown in his state of the state address today. instead, he focused on comments
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already made. governor says california needs to take care of its obligations and be prepared in case of another economic downturn. he touted the steps already being taken to fight income inequality, things like the minimum wage hike and a tax credit for low wage workers. the governor also reiterated his budget proposal to use two billion dollars in temporary surplus money to repair aging infrastructure, from state offices to levees and beyond. and he urged lawmakers to act now when it comes to maintenance on the roadways the highways and the bridges. >> we have no choice but to maintain our transportation infrastructure. doing so without a permanent and expanded revenue source is impossible. that means at some point sooner rather than later we have to bite the bullet and enact new fees and taxes for this purpose. >> and although it's been one of his top priorities, the governor made no mention today
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of the $68 billion high-speed rail project. this was governor brown's 14th state of the state address. tonight new technology is being used in the investigation into the deadly greyhound bus crash. they are using a special scanning device to document damage inside and outside of the bus. they are trying to determine where the two victims were sitting before they were thrown from the bus. >> we don't know where the investigation is going to go. and we cannot leave any sort of evidence or any stone unturned in an effort to find out exactly what happened tuesday morning. >> cameras recovered from the wreckage could determine if the driver was dozing off when he veered into the guardrail. other bay area headlines, home surveillance video showing a woman rummaging through drawers at an open house in san jose. turns out she tricked the real estate agent. the woman asked the realtor to watch her sleeping child in her car so that she could check out the house. she didn't get away with any
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valuables because the owners are locked them away. -- had locked them away. this guy and his friend in trouble with the law after a late-night beer ran in palo alto. they used a stun gun to make off with two cases of beer from a 7-eleven store. a man learned the hard way what can happen if you don't pay your bridge toll. police tried stopping the alleged toll evader but he led them on a chase across the bay bridge. he weaved in and out of traffic sideswiping two cars before slamming into a semi. the officers eventually caught him near the fremont street exit. in orinda crews are trying to get a road back open after an enormous tree came crashing down. the 120-foot live oak collapsed this morning at around 10:00 completely shutting down minor road at camino pablo am no one was hurt. ann arborist we spoke to says a tree likely came down because of the steep slope and soft soil due to recent rain. >> pretty standard, you know,
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after a bunch of dry years and with the drought, you know, has weakened the trees so then you get a bunch of rain and it tends to, um, cause some problems. >> live oak trees can live to be more than 300 years old. this one was relatively young about 130 years old. the road is expected to be open in a few hours. the rain will be back in a few hours. kpix 5 hi-def doppler radar already tracking the next round of rain as the 11th storm of the month. a wind advisory is in effect for tomorrow afternoon for the north bay mountains and east bay mountains. some more downed trees are possible. we could see some high elevation wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour and rough surf. a high surf advisory is in effect for tomorrow. waves will be 12 to 16 feet. we'll talk about how much rain coming up. it's a mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects. coming up, the federal health warning after a pregnant woman in the bay area was possibly exposed. >> and the bay area is welcoming tens of thousands of
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super bowl 50 visitors. we'll take you to the rooms set aside for the nfl players. ,, ♪ great change comes from doing the right thing. like the radical idea that health isn't an industry. it's a cause. so we do things differently. we combine care and coverage. and believe prevention is the most powerful of cures. so forgive us for not going with the flow. we just think the flow should go with us.
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which makes us rebels with one cause. your health. and the process is underwayo transform part of san franc into "super bowl city." the 50 logo is going up everywhere... on h we are just days away from super bowl 50 on kpix 5. the process is started to transform san francisco into super bowl city. the logo of 50 is everywhere. on the ground crews are busy in justin herman plaza putting up the tents and fencing to house thousands of fans. the waterfront will be transformed into super bowl city. it will be jam-packed for the week of activities leading to the game. >> 16 days, here we go. plenty of super bowl activity in the south bay, too. here's a live look at levi's stadium in santa clara where the game will be played. san jose is also hosting events in the week before. kpix 5's kiet do shows us sillicon valley is ready to welcome the teams and all the fans. reporter: you can see hints around downtown san jose that
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the most watched sporting event in the world is coming. >> we're nervous, anxious and really excited. >> reporter: at the marriott in downtown, home base for the nfc champs, the entire hotel has undergone a top-to-bottom $10.5 million renovation. the entire exterior of the building will be wrapped in the team's colors and logo, and the players will be staying in rooms like this that were redone with high-speed internet, modern colors and textures. >> designers call it kind of contemporary chic. so really it was moshe a renovation. it was a -- it was more than a renovation. it was a transformation. >> reporter: crews are trimming palm trees getting them ready for opening night february 1 the first time the teams will meet the media and fans. san jose also has designated a so-called special event zone for a week before the big game. it encompasses a large area of the downtown core that will ban peddlers that might sell counterfeit goods or hand out
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free samples or literature and keep out drones out of the area. right next to levi's stadium itself, a big metal framed building skeleton is going up. a small army of workers erecting the structure that's nearly as tall as levi's stadium itself. fair to say that the area has not seen a show like this in quite some time. we are back here on the western side of levi's stadium looking at what used to be red lot 1 and vip parking lots. whatever the structure is going to be, it is going to be huge! now, there are a lot of local community events in the days leading up to the super bowl. some of them free, some of them not. for a complete listing, check out our website, in santa clara, kiet do, kpix 5. a near catastrophe at a california zoo. >> coming up, how first responders rescued a guy who fell into the gorilla exhibit. >> controversy on the campaign trail. how a presidential candidate turned a preschool field trip into a pro-life rally. >> a brand-new temporary homeless shelter is being built and set to open next week just
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in time for the super bowl. it's just a coincidence the city says. or is it? i have that story coming up at 6:00. find out if you could get help paying for health insurance
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this man stuck 20 feet below. the gorillas were in a different part of the exhibit at the time. first responders say the man had a broken leg. they were able to get him out. a sacramento area woman is grateful to firefighters who saved her and nearly two dozen of her pets from a house fire overnight. the woman was able to escape safely along with her 14 dogs, 4 cats and 5 birds. two of the dogs required oxygen. one bird died. the cause of the fire is under investigation. now to campaign 2016. pro-life and preschoolers. two topics that typically do not mix unless you're a republican presidential candidate carly fiorina. the former hp head is being accused of ambushing a group of children on a field trip and ushering them into a pro-life rally in iowa. one parent told the guardian the move showed very poor taste. the arena camp says the group of parents, kids and teachers followed her into the rally.
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president obama's nominee for army secretary could make history. if he is confirmed, eric fanning would be the first openly gay secretary of a u.s. military branch. today he appeared before the senate armed services committee. he told members his highest priority is making sure the more than 1 million active guard and reserve soldiers are fully trained and properly equipped. given the urgent threats from isis, the committee chairman senator john mccain asked this question. >> are we winning? >> mr. chairman, i think it's too early to tell. we clearly are, um, putting a lot of pressure on isis but they are also showing they can pressure us. a great deal of work needs to be done. i do believe it's a long fight. >> fanning also expressed concern about plans to reduce the army size to about 450,000 active duty troops. major snowstorm forecasted for the east coast and it's already wreaking havoc at airports around the country.
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airlines have already canceled hundreds of flights. they have issued waivers for travel all weekend. dc is the bull's eye for the storm which could dump up to two feet of snow. the city's mayor has already canceled school for tomorrow. several states have already declared states of emergency. >> extreme weather back east. here not necessarily extreme but we're going to get some more weather. it's been persistent with storm after storm and we have another one overnight tonight into tomorrow. and also impacting your weekend. seattle is looking wet all the way through the afternoon now. the timing of this keeps getting locker for the end of this next storm -- longer for the end of this next storm. the rain comes tonight at midnight. it won't be heavy but it will last about 36 hours. we'll have a chance of rainfall. snow in the mountains, we love this. winter storm warning for the western slopes of the sierra as the snow level will start at 7,000 feet. drop to 5500 feet on saturday. ten to twenty fresh inches of snowfall expected in the sierra at the higher elevations.
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it's mild today. san jose nearly hit 70. currently 65 there. oakland 64. 50s for concord, livermore and santa rosa and san francisco checking in at 62 degrees. you can see the rain on your television screen. that's the rain forecasted by our computer models overnight tonight vallejo 52 and wet for the kids at school tomorrow. fremont 53 and redwood city 54 degrees. so the storm track is still active. it's diving to the south and then lifting to the pacific northwest. it's already rained in seattle and portland for two days from storm number 11. we are still waiting for the onset of precipitation but you see things building to our north and west. once again, southern california left high and dry. we will get the rainfall here and points north. shasta five feet of snow possible between now and monday. at least above 10,000 feet. that's tremendous. midnight tonight here comes the rain in the north bay for the drive to work and the kids heading off to school tomorrow light to moderate rain not that heavy but any rainfall will slow down the morning commute. evening commute, rain still
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there. saturday afternoon so we are talking rain from early friday morning all the way through midafternoon on saturday. add it all up, we're talking only about a half inch to an inch in the east bay. peninsula an inch or two including you in san francisco. the north bay as is often the case with a front that comes in from the north, you will see the most rainfall. 1.5" to 2.5" of rainfall and the santa cruz mountains will see 2", as well. cloudy tonight, rain arrives late. we are wet tomorrow morning, winds will be strong, as well. and we'll stay showery all the way through saturday. watch what happens after that. so a soggy day tomorrow. oakland windy wet 62. san jose 63. once we get through with saturday, we may go a week without a drop of rain even in the strongest of el nino winters. we look back at 1988, 1983. there was a pause in fact middle of winter. the pause here begins sunday. we are looking at five to seven days no rain after saturday. >> all right. thank you. a mosquito-borne disease infecting thousands of women from around the world. >> the warning for bay area
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women tonight after a local pregnant woman may have been exposed to the virus. we'll have that next on kpix 5 news at 5:00. a pregnant bay area woman is being tested for the zika ,,
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virus. the mosquito- borne virus h been spreading fast in trop regions... and now there ara growing number of ca u-s. while the a pregnant bay area is being tested for the zika virus which usually is in the tropics but now it's in the u.s. there is no major risk for expectant mothers who get it. it has been determined that women can pass the virus on to their babies causing birth defects. there is an alarming incidence of what we call microseverally in the baby a investment al abnormality of
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small brain and -- developmental abnormality of the small brain. and they have a difficult time following birth. >> the cdc has named 14 countries and territories in latin america and the caribbean and are advising pregnant women to avoid traveling there. you think eating at mom and pop restaurants is healthier than fast food? not always. a new study finds that dishes at local eateries had as many calories as chain restaurants. dishes were sampled in san francisco, little rock and boston. on average mom and pop meals were 1200 calories. new at 5:00 an important recall for parents. more than 71,000 infant car seats are being recalled because the handles can break off. it covers the b safe 35 and b safe 35 elite carriers as well as the b safe 35 travel system
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made from october 1, 2014, to july 1, 2015. britax received 74 complaints about the handles cracking or breaking offer. it says it will notify registered owners and ship them a reinforcement kit for free. from fires to dangerous falls, those hoverboards people got for the holidays may not be the safest way to get around. now one company is offering refunds for the devices. amazon says it will give customers their money back if they bought the two-wheeled toys on its website amid growing safety concerns about the devices. the consumer product safety commission is probing at least 40 reports of hoverboard fires including one in santa rosa this week. now for a look at what's ahead on the "cbs evening news." scott pelley is in new york. scott >> reporter: hi, ken and liz. great to be with you in the bay area. here's the "cbs evening news" tonight. a white-out is plowing towards the east coast. there's already trouble on the
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roads. flights canceled and stores cleared out. 75million people prepare for the first blizzard of the year. plus, how will the city of flint fix the lead contamination in its water? and he will give us the 88 keys to living to 100. ♪[ music ] >> those stories tonight on the western edition of the "cbs evening news" at 5:30 right after kpix 5 news. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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to go.. when the super bowl comes to town. and now we know where. how the city plans to keep them out of sight.. from tourists.
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the mayor said the homeless have to go when the super bowl comes to town. now we know where. at 6:00, how the city plans to keep them out of sight. >> we first reported bart using fake cameras on trains. they are not the only ones. why so many bay area businesses are giving off a false sense of securit those stories and more at 6:00. there's a trend in outdoor winter art in minnesota. people are freezing their jeans and other clothing and then putting them in their yards as ice sculptures. >> hm. >> it's their way to add a little comedy to the cold temperatures. [ laughter ] >> not going to be so funny this weekend. >> it all started with one minneapolis resident placing frozen pants across the neighborhood to lighten the mood. now neighbors are joining in on the fun and posting the photos on social media and some say the trend is a little strange. one man says that he saw some frozen pants while walking his dog. the pooch got scared and ran away. >> creepy. >> you can do that when it's 20
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below zero all winters long. >> the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. captions by: caption colorado >> pelley: freeze >> pelley: d.c. deep freeze going nowhere fast in the ice capital of america as the east stocks up for the blizzard of of america as the east >> they've run out of organic carrots, which is a terrible thing. >> pelley: also tonight, residents of flint say rip 'em out. >> will you ever trust the water coming through these pipes? >> not until they're replaced. >> pelley: the west looks ahead to the inevitable tsunami and takes preparations to new heights. and 88 keys to living past 100. >> i love to play the piano and make people happy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is or western edition. the east is bracing for a


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