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say it's time for those responsible -- to pay up. and they're filing a lawsuit to cover the costs. od afternoon, now at noon, south bay families who lost everything in flooding say it's time for those responsible to pay up and they are filing a lawsuit to cover the costs. good afternoon, i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. there's been a lot of finger- pointing over who is
responsible for the coyote creek flooding and damage. today families in san jose spoke about the devastation and many are upset with how officials handled the evacuation. >> we're on the first floor, so we did lose everything. we had no warning and it was a little disconcerting to find out that the animals had been in the park rescued and moved and we weren't given, you know, the decency of a warning. >> kpix 5's jackie ward explains, residents are now taking action and filing claims. >> reporter: it's been nearly five months since this neighborhood was under four feet of polluted water, and as you can see, this neighborhood is still covered in filth. people are living among it. they are putting the blame on the city of san jose, the santa clara valley water district and the county of santa clara. at one point, san jose says 14,000 of its residents had to be evacuated and find temporary housing. the san jose mayor admitted the city failed to provide adequate
warning to people about the likelihood of the flood and that more should have been done. amanda haas is the attorney representing the victims and says some of those who were displaced still need a stable place to call home. >> it's good to hear some acknowledgment that there was -- they could have done more and sooner. but until people have been compensated with no warning, there's more to do. >> reporter: since march san jose talked about a plan to extend floodwalls and levees upstream of coyote creek in order too prevent this level of flooding from happening again. residents who live where it flooded are skeptical and said the potential for this level of flooding has always been there, but long range plans to protect the area that were considered more than a decade ago were determined to be too big and expensive by the u.s. army corps of engineers. therefore, it was never carried out. the city of san jose estimates that there is $73 million worth
of damage. in san jose, jackie ward, kpix 5. >> the attorney says some people who had direct contact with floodwaters have had persistent respiratory and skin issues since february. santa cruz county is taking emergency action to keep running water flowing to a community. >> reporter: the town of davenport has 400 residents and it was on the brink of losing running water. the county is stepping in to make costly repairs to the water pipes. still, officials are blaming a closed down cement plant for the problem. the pipes kept the water flowing to the community but cemex shut down the plant in 2010 and this year's severe storms damaged the pipes on the property. county leaders say they have asked cemex to repair the pipe for six months. the town is relying on a backup water source since february, and that's set to dry up in
weeks. >> just because they have chosen to close the plant, their responsibility doesn't end. i hope they do the right thing. >> reporter: the county supervisor says today if the situation is not resolved, the county may be forced to take legal action. for now, the santa cruz county sanitation district will make the repairs, costing the county about $220,000. cemex has not responded to our request for comment. in the newsroom, i'm jessica flores, kpix 5. caltrain's board of directors is meeting to discuss fare and parking changes. the transit agency says it needs the hikes to close a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. kpix 5's katie nielsen on the what the proposed changes could mean to commuters. >> reporter: 60,000 people each weekday hop on caltrain and soon, that trip might cost more. frustrating some commuters. >> i never imagined i'd be in this position where i would depend on caltrain, and it's
frustrating feeling like you're a hostage. >> reporter: increasing the zone fare by 25 cents, eliminating the eight-ride tickets and increasing monthly parking from $55 to $82.50 is the proposal. it would raise the go pass rates from $190 a month to $285. >> that's going to help improve the service? then i'd be all for it. >> reporter: other commuters say, paying more might not be worth it. >> i think i would be looking elsewhere for other routes, but right now the options are limited in terms of getting to the city. >> reporter: today caltrain held a public hearing at its headquarters in san carlos to discuss the proposed changes. >> two things about caltrain riders. they already pay their fair share of the fare. >> reporter: after today's public hearing, caltrain staff will make a final recommendation regarding the fare hikes to the board in august. if they go into effect, it will
be in october. in san francisco, katie nielsen, kpix 5. >> caltrain is also discussing a pilot program that could reduce nighttime and weekend fares. have you ever bought or sold something online and been a little nervous about meeting the person for the exchange? the bay area's first county- backed safe exchange zone opened today. it's in redwood city at the maple street correctional center. there are two specially marked parking spaces all within view of high definition cameras that are monitored around the clock by jail personnel. the best part is, anybody can go there for a transaction. >> a nominal cost to the taxpayer. it gives the taxpayer the opportunity to come here free of cost. you don't have to live in redwood city. you don't have to live in san mateo. it's open to everyone. it's open to everyone. >> obviously, there's no way to guarantee every transaction will be trouble-free. but the chances of something going awry are much lower than at a home or business. right now, protestors are clashing with police in
hamburg, germany. this is ahead of the g20 summit. firecrackers and bottles have been thrown at police and at one point, police told demonstrators to take off their facemasks. then smoke bombs were used and police water cannons moved in to disperse the protestors. president trump is among the many world leaders who will be attending the g20 summit there. he is already making headlines ahead of it. he said the world should confront north korea and criticized russia. weijia jang has more from the white house. >> reporter: president trump has arrived in germany in preparation for the g20 summit which kicks off tomorrow. his first stop included a meeting with german chancellor angela merkel. one key topic will be the nuclear program of nuclear. >> i don't like to talk about what i have planned. but i have some pretty severe things that we're thinking about. >> reporter: president trump will hold his first face-to-
face meeting with russian president vladimir putin tomorrow. this morning, he delivered perhaps his strongest criticism of russian activity since taking office. >> we urge russia to cease its destabilizing activities in ukraine and elsewhere and a support for hostile regimes including syria and iran. >> reporter: the white house confirms that the president will talk about syria and isis during the meeting tomorrow. but it's unlikely he will bring up alleged russian interference in the 2016 election. the president has struggled to articulate his thoughts on whether russia did or did not interfere. >> i think it was russia but i think it was probably other people and/or countries. and i see nothing wrong with that statement. nobody really knows. nobody really knows for sure. >> reporter: mr. trump blames president obama for failing to take action during the election. weijia jang, cbs news, the white house. new at noon, the government ethics director just announced
he will resign before the end of his term. walter saab has had run-ins with the trump administration and in an interview he said, the current situation has made it clear that the ethics program needs to be stronger than it is. but he didn't specify what that current situation is. his term wasn't scheduled to end until january. he had been appointed by president obama. private employers in the u.s. added 158,000 jobs last month. mostly in the service industry according to a new report out from adp and moody's analytics. that gain fell short of expectations. it was down from the 230,000 new jobs it reported for may. and signs of sluggish hiring are sending stocks lower. taking a live look at the big board this afternoon, you can see the dow is down almost 125 points. a new passenger claim against united airlines. this time, a mother says she was forced to give up her toddler's seat even though she paid nearly $1,000 for it. the details coming up.
up. >> reporter: if you think it's difficult managing a 25-pound two-year-old on your lap for just a short interview -- >> i'm sorry. i need to give him water. >> reporter: -- try doing it unexpectedly for an entire three-hour flight. >> i was concerned for his safety. i put the seatbelt over him for the two of us and it was difficult. >> reporter: shirley yamauchi and her son what waiting to take off on a houston-to-boston flight after a day of traveling that started in hawaii when a man who had been on standby said her son was in his seat. the same seat the child had a ticket for. yamauchi told the flight attendant. >> she shrugged and walked away away. >> reporter: she considered acting further but was afraid of retaliation after dr. dave dao was forcibly removed from a flight when he didn't give up his seat. she complained after arriving in boston but it wasn't until five days later long after her
husband posted pictures on social media that united apologized saying, there was a mistake scanning the child's boarding pass making it appear like he was not checked into the flight. we deeply apologize for this experience. we are refunding her son's ticket and providing a travel voucher. united has now apologized directly to shirley and her family. the airline says it's working with its employees to make sure this situation doesn't happen again. the faa strongly recommends against parents holding their children on their laps. most airlines require children two and over to have their own seats. kris van cleave, cbs news, reagan national airport, virginia. >> we want to clarify that that incident happened on united airlines, not american airlines, like what was said earlier. again, it's united airlines. another airline qatar airways is the latest one to be exempted from the laptop ban in cabins on directed flights to the u.s. the airline says today
it met u.s. security requirements for its flights. several other countries have exemptions. in march the u.s. announced the ban for eight countries citing security concerns. we are moving closer to the weekend and some warmer temperatures. >> roberta gonzales has our forecast. >> and how about that? we cleared out a lot sooner along the bay today. we still have clouds lingering along the immediate seashore. but a hint of some sunshine in pacifica. so let's see what's in store for the remaining portion of the afternoon. we see the clouds still lingering around ocean beach back through half moon bay into daly city and colma. a bit of a break and clouds onshore overnight through friday but we have high pressure building in. so that means our temperatures are going up. they will spike but primarily away from the ocean, away from the bay. warm sunshine and breezy conditions slated for your
friday and then summer temperatures this weekend. high pressure over the four corners states. remember, we have the winds rotating clockwise around the area of high pressure so it's bringing in warmer air from arizona and new mexico into the inland areas and into our interior valleys. 104 fresno today. 104 in redding. a high near 100 degrees at the state capital. a chance of monsoon moisture into the high sierra. mid-60s seasonal along the seashore. seasonal highs on our coastline to 65 in pacifica, 67 degrees in san francisco. and that's where we should for this time of the year. 70s and 80s at the peninsula this afternoon. inland a robust wind up to 20 with stronger gusts and up from 86 degrees experienced on wednesday in livermore to 93 degrees today. outside number 97. that will be towards the delta, discovery bay, brentwood, also in antioch. and then also to the north in throughout the lakeport area.
hotter weather on friday and over the weekend, summertime here in the bay area. that's the forecast. back to you. the 19th season of "big brother" is under way here on cbs. and there's a twist. it's the summer of temptation! you may notice the house decor is also coming into play. i asked the show's host, julie chen, about the huge trees seen on recent episodes. >> yes. it's an apple tree, you know, um, we have tried to recreate our version of the garden of eden, adam and eve, pick the apple, take a bite, there are consequences. and every week, these houseguests are faced with a modern-day temptation like that where, as we all know, with a temptation comes a consequence. >> you can watch a brand-new episode of "big brother" at 9:00 tonight right here on kpix 5. time now for our tip of the day with fresh grocer tony tantillo. today how to choose the best watermelon.
>> reporter: well, today's tip of the day is going to be is going to be with watermelon. it's outdoor time with a lot of grilling going on, and watermelon a lot of times is the centerpiece. seedless watermelons are a great value in the market right now. you have to select and store them right or lose the flavor. so let's talk about selection. buy it, nice and heavy for its size. you want to make sure there's the whole thing -- where it sits on the bottom where the vine is attached, nice and yellow, not white. and, of course, the old- fashioned way, hit it like this. when it feels hollow, that's when it's going to be nice and ripe. but the weight is the most important. the heavier the better. that way, it's loaded with juice. when you bring them home, store them in a cool, dry place, but don't store them in the refrigerator like this. the unused portion, if there is any, then you want to store in fact refrigerator. watermelon in the market, enjoy. 'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. nd always remember to eat
college. an east bay mother who lost her son to a hazing ritual is now working to protect other families from a similar tragedy. sharon chin reports. reporter: max harrington did what he was told pledging a fraternity at chico state. he did pushups in raw sewage and chugged gallons of water or getting blasted with ice cold water and air. the 21-year-old died of water intoxication. >> everybody needs to know. >> reporter: it was 2005 but his mother debbie smith knows the details by heart. >> oh, my god, my son spent the last days of his life in this disgusting sewage infested cold basement. >> reporter: in his memory, debbie has changed her name to add mm exposing the horrors of hazing through her two-year-old nonprofit the antihazing awareness. she talks to students and parents and schools and community groups. she described how hazing can seem harmless at first. matt had to carry a brick
everywhere but it quickly escalated to the brutality in the basement. >> i didn't know that he was brainwashed into believing that that was okay. >> reporter: past rotary president says debbie's message is life-saving. >> each time i have had the opportunity to speak with debbie, i'm always deeply moved. she is an angel. >> reporter: debbie has also extended forgiveness to the 7 young men responsible for matt's hazing like jerry lim who spent several months in jail. >> to get that kind of forgiveness it goes a long way in forgiving yourself eventually. >> reporter: now as a father working toward his law license, jerry has joined debbie in speaking against hazing. >> matt still had plenty of life ahead of him and any way i can help to make at least some kind of small amends for that i'm more than willing to do. >> reporter: debbie will share matt's story with anyone who will listen, driven by a dream she had after he died. >> and he said, mom, i'm okay. and i want you to know they messed with the wrong mom because he knew that i would
make sure that something happened and that we would save lives in his memory. >> reporter: so for her anti- hazing movement had week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to debbie smith, matt's mom. sharon chin, kpix 5. >> if you to like to nominate your own local hero for an award go too cbssf.com/hero. we'll be right back.
are just now being notified of the attack... which happened nearly a week ago! that story and more at five. i-x 5 news at another violent teen robbery hits bart in oakland. we ask bart why commuters are being notified just now of this attack that happened a week ago. that and more at 5:00. that's it for kpix 5 news at noon. it's a nice day. >> yes. warm, it is sunny. even around the bay. so go out and enjoy it. ♪[ music ]
♪ >> quinn: please. eric, please forgive me. i'll do anything. >> eric: did you think this was permissible, to kiss my wife? >> ridge: no. >> eric: was this about sex? >> ridge: no. >> eric: yeah, you couldn't resist it, that's all, right? >> ridge: dad, no. >> eric: or was this about getting the best of me behind my back? >> quinn: no, i never heard him say a bad word about you, even in private. >> sheila: "in private"? >> eric: oh, so it wasn't all impulsive, the way you say. you sought out private places and times when you could be together? >> quinn: no, no. that's not what i was saying. the -- the times that we were together, it was either by accident or -- or -- or it was about protecting you. >> eric: yeah, from finding out, yes. >> ridge: from being hurt, dad. it seemed wrong to set off this bombshell thas