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and solano counties still happening? >> what we said when prop 64 was coming about was you can't just legalize it in one state because that will drive prices down in one state and make it peaceful possibly for one state, but the rest of the states don't have consistent laws like ours. so it's still a very valuable commodity in places like virginia and new york and so forth that haven't legalized it. >> reporter: the lone outstanding suspect of the five in this case is amber hembry also known as skittles, a crip from richmond, virginia, where pot is not legal for recreational purposes. >> what might be really cheap here and you can come get it here, it's easy to get and abundant, you can take it back and make two, three, four times your money in another state. >> reporter: the weed is funneled across state lines with little signs of abatement. >> it's much more lucrative where it's illegal. you'll make way more money on it. >> reporter: yesterday was not the first home invasion over
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the interstate transport of marijuana. in october, 2016 two men were killed and one woman shot in the face in sebastopol after a crew from philadelphia allegedly killed them over pot. the suspects in that case, robert randolph and maria lebron from philly, still have murder warrants out for their arrest. it's cases like these leaving sonoma county in a legal lurch. >> we are investing any marijuana robbery, any home invasion type stuff that occurs in sonoma county. we'll follow where it takes us, but we're not routinely worried about interstate commerce because that's more of a federal issue. >> reporter: at least until there's a standard federal law or similar state laws in place nationwide about marijuana. >> it's up for each state to decide, but you got to think that if marijuana was legal in every state, it would drive the prices down. the commodity would be up and it wouldn't be such a valuable commodity for the black market. >> reporter: in sonoma county, andria borba, kpix5. again.. they are still looking
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for the last suspect... ambe >> authorities have identified the victim killed yesterday in the crime spree as 54-year-old jose luis torres and they are still looking for that last suspect, amber hembry considered armed and dangerous. for months since the start of the wine country wildfires and this evening some people are finding themselves victimized not once but twice. kpix5's emily turner has a story you will only see on 5. and you stuck me in a ." he lived in coddinto >> that one is performed with the medical. >> reporter: buried under piles of fema paperwork robert percy is half blind and at his witt's end, but still he says he can't get what he needs. >> i've -- wit's end, but still he says he can't get what he needs. >> i've been asking for assistance and you stuck me in a hotel and forgot me. >> reporter: he lived in a mobile home park that partially caught fire. it didn't totally burn down thanks in mart to robert's efforts. he woke up to fight the fire with his garden hose. >> there was one across the street that the flames just got into and if that one would have
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caught on fire, then this whole park would have gone because it would have just continued right around in circles. so i stayed and i put that out. >> reporter: at some point in that firefight he got something in his eye and he lost it. he paid his own medical bills, but he can't go back to his smoke contaminated house until his surgeries are complete and his eye is healed. otherwise he risks losing the other one. >> i got a delivery of clean rock. so that's what i'm doing. >> reporter: the days before his last surgery fema kicked him out of his motel and rejected his claim to help clean his trailer. that's when legal aid sonoma stepped in and even disaster attorney kendall jarvis has had a hard time. >> there isn't a party available to hold responsible and get answers to these questions. who is it? who do we need to call to get an answer? i don't know who that person is. i haven't been able to find them. >> reporter: robert isn't her only client. we asked and fema said only 3,356 applicants have been
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approved for aid out of the 16,660 who applied in sonoma county. at least two dozen of those rejected fire survivors have turned to legal aid and even more plan to attend their fema seminars. >> it feels like a crushing bulldozer taking your feelings and just pushing it aside. you don't matter at this point. >> reporter: lorna rockman mcintyre's daughter has cerebral palsy and her therapy horse crystal prescribed to her by a doctor died in the fire of since then medical bills are stacking up and she has regressed. fema rejected her claim for aid as well. >> i definitely feel there is a black hole. >> reporter: legal aid accuses fema of rejecting aid without a clear reason, repeatedly losing clients' documents and a lack of clarity when it comes to their policy. the issues are so widespread legal aid worries the process systemically infringes on
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people's rights. >> if you are denied by the government those benefit, then the government should be able to tell you why you're denied. otherwise how do you prove up the government is or isn't adhering to their own regulations? so there is no due process in that because you haven't had a clear process that tells you why you are or are not eligible. >> reporter: we reached out to fema specifically about these allegations. in a written statement they say, "we are committed to helping the people affected by the wildfires and want to insure those who are eligible receive the maximum level of assistance. programs are often limited. sometimes a specific need may not fit within our program." >> everybody promises you and you get your mind set on it as a goal to look forward to and then they send you to somebody else. >> reporter: legal aid has its next fema seminar tomorrow morning at their santa rosa office. they have several more coming up after that. for that information you can go to legal aid's facebook page.
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emily turner, kpix5. plans to house the sonoma wildfire victims in shipping containers has been blasted. burners without borders blames the santa rosa permitting process and lack of funding. the converted containers would have provided shelter to 75 displaced people loaned by a group that runs the burning man festival. the group said it was trying to serve those who weren't eligible for government-funded relief. if you drive across the richmond san rafael bridge, you may see some new electronic signs that have to do with the third lane crews hope to open in a few months. kpix5's da lin has more on what drivers can expect. da? >> reporter: allen, slow going now in the eastbound direction of 580 leaving marin county to go to contra costa county, but bridge workers think adding that third lane will help drivers a little bit. they just have to wait two more months. they just have to wait two more months. (gopro footage of traffic on bridge) afternoon commute
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>> reporter: in the eastbound direction of the richmond san rafael bridge. >> crawling 5 miles an hour. pretty bad. >> reporter: this is typically the sight, a sea of brake lights. >> better go to the bathroom way beforehand. you'll be sitting there a while. >> reporter: thousands of cars funnel down to two lanes. >> it got to the point where i time my commutes across the bridge and i'm very worried that i'm going to get stuck. so i'm getting ready to. >> reporter: the bay area toll authority believes drivers will see relief once they turn the shoulder lane into a third lane on the lower deck in april. .. they're going to bike lane. drivers can only use that third lane between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. every day. depending on traffic, bridge workers can also extend the hours. there are roughly 20 signs above the road letting people know when they can use it. green arrow means lane is open. a red x means closed. workers are testing the signs
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this month. >> i think that it will be intuitive, but it is a different approach to traffic management, to have a lane that is available only for peak period use. >> reporter: in the next few weeks crews will reconfigure and restripe the three lanes from the sir francis drake boulevard on ramp to the point richmond exits. given traffic on the bridge has gone up 13% in the last five years, that's according to the mtc, not everyone is convinced 1 extra lane will ease the problem -- one extra lane will ease the problem. >> once you're on the bridge it will shave a few minutes off the traffic there, but it won't help the choke point at sir francis drake. >> reporter: many people tell me they do think that third lane is going to help again set to open sometime in april. by the way, upper deck going to san rafael, that shoulder lane will be turned into a bike lane and that bike lane is set to open in 2019. live in san rafael, i'm da lin, kpix5. one of berkeley's worst
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traffic trouble spots is getting a fix. the area around the gillman street exit of i-80 near golden gate field has two dangerous intersections. cars are frequently colliding because they are coming in at all directions. there is a right handing of the solution, -- a rendering of the solution, two round-abouts, one for the intersection 80 on and off ramp and the other a short distance away where gillman crosses the east more freeway and this is what -- east bay freeway and this is what it looks like now. public hearings are slated for next week on the project. construction is expected to begin next year and could take three years to complete. the judg the lawsuit between waymo and uber has come to a screeching halt. in a surprise courtroom the judge announced boat sides reached a deal over allegations of stolen trade secrets. waymo was suing uber for $1 billion claiming a former waymo engineer gave uber its self- driving car technology. didn't get 1 billion, but in the settlement announced today
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waymo will get uber stock worth roughly $245 million and uber agrees not to use waymo technology. unced... >> the testimony was really interesting, but there never was a smoking gun. we heard all about uber's, you know, corporate culture and misdeeds, but we didn't hear that they had actually gotten the files. >> after the settlement was announced uber's ceo continued to deny they'd stolen waymo's technology. coming up closing signs and liquidation sales, what's behind a storefront selloff in san francisco. >> the outburst that took stage at san jose's state of the city address. >> this california lawmaker was a me too pioneer and now she is accused of sexual misconduct. >> tomorrow is national umbrella day. do you even know where your umbrella is? it's been 15 days since it's
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rained here in the bay area. tomorrow will be day no. 16, but there is a significant weather change coming tomorrow. we'll talk about that next.
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squeezing out small businesses. and you can tell... by all the empty storefronts. kpix 5's susie steimle spoke to sky high rents in san francisco are squeezing out small businesses. you can tell by all those empty storefronts. kpix5's susie steimle spoke with a lawmaker who said the city needs to start cracking down on commercial landlords.
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right, susie? >> reporter: that's right, veronica. walking up and down haight street today i saw about a dozen empty storefronts just like this one and lawmakers are saying they're partially to blame. they're calling it a passive city hall and greedy commercial landlords are at fault here and they want to make some changes now. become one coo r another" meg >> i'm just watching the city become like one cookie cutter shop after another. >> reporter: megan johnson is a san francisco native. she's owned the animal house pet supply store in lower haight over a decade, but in this neighborhood longstanding local businesses like hers are getting fewer and farther between. >> revolver has gone out of business recently. costumes on haight is going out of business which breaks my heart. >> i have seen store fronts vacant for almost two decades. >> reporter: the san francisco supervisor says the city hasn't been tough enough on commercial landlords. under current san francisco law landlords have 270 days or nine
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months to fill their vacant spaces before being fined. sandra says that's too long of a leash. >> if they don't want to rent out their commercial space, they should get out of the business. >> i believe this room is going for 7,500 or 8,000 a month. >> reporter: this owner said he never could afford the rent for his t-shirt and comic book shop on haight street. >> there's no way. >> reporter: it was on a week to week lease paying 1/4 of the rent. when his landlord finds someone willing to pay full price, he's kicked out. he said it's a good opportunity and a symbiotic example between landlord and tenant in pricey san francisco. >> there's so many vacant store fronts everywhere that if landlords were required to have them be used, there would be cheaper rent and more cool stuff going on. >> reporter: the supervisor also told me today she thinks two specific things need to change, one being that the city needs a better system for how it counts these vacant store
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fronts. right now it doesn't have any idea how many vacant store fronts there are in san francisco. she also wants the fee to increase. right now if you're caught with a vacant storefront too long, you'll get fined $711. she wants that number to go up. in san francisco, susie steimle, kpix5. sky high home prices are turning us into a nation of renters. there's no surprise in the bay area, but the trend is nationwide. 1/4 of the 100 largest cities in the u.s. show renting is the new norm. here in the bay area 59% of people in oakland rent. that's up 12% in 10 years. 56% rent in san francisco. that's up 4%. then 42% rent in san jose, up 16%. ast night new at 6:00 a tactic we don't see that often in san jose, protesters disrupting the mayor's state of the city address last night. kpix5's devin fehely on what has him so fired up. be able to live in san
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jose." liz gonzalez is a member of "serve the people sa group opposed t >> reporter: the protests were loud and disruptive by design. >> people are fearing that they won't be able to live in san jose. >> reporter: liz gonzalez is a member of serve the people san jose, a grassroots group opposed to google's plans to build a mega campus in downtown. >> we have to be in their face because we're fighting for our right to stay in the city that we grew up with, that we love, where our family and friends are. >> reporter: the group interrupted mayor sam liccardo's state of the city address four times. >> i just think shouting at each other is not the right way to have a dialogue. >> reporter: city downwoman deb davis worries their message about the woeful lack of affordable housing will be overshadowed by their in your face methods. >> we have a process set up. it will be public. there will be plenty of time for everyone's voices to be heard. >> the lack of affordable housing afflicts our community at all levels of income. >> reporter: the mayor said the city's housing crisis
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predates google. he unveiled his own ambitious plan to build 25,000 new homes, 10,000 affordable, in the next five years and believes the public needs to temper its expectations of the tech giant. >> google is not responsible for san jose's problems. that's ridiculous. they're part of this community. they have to be responsible for the social problems in this community. >> from my conversations with google executives, they want to be part of our community. >> reporter: a community with a growing vocal opposition to their presence. the suspect shot in a confrontation with antioch police died. 40-year-old lloyd harris was a dangerous fugitive police say wanted in connection with a recent felony assault. he was also a person of interest in a previous homicide investigation. him into custody he police spotted harris near the 76 gas station in antioch. they say when they tried to take him into custody, he resisted. that's when one officer opened fire. harris was taken to the hospital where he later died.
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just saw on twitter that the current wind chill in great falls, montana, is 25 degrees below 0 making san jose today 105 degrees warmer than great falls, montana. it hit 80 in san jose today. all of these are record highs, livermore 80, san rafael 79, napa and san francisco 76 and at the airport in oakland it hit 72, all record highs, zero record highs tomorrow and i don't think we'll see any record highs the next two weeks. the temperature pattern is certainly changing by tomorrow. looking at the radar which is dry, looking at a satellite review and i'm circling something for you. it's the beginning of the end of that heat. our ridge of high pressure is pulling away to the west allowing things to go up and over the ridge, the first of which will be a dry cold front which will change our wind direction tomorrow. it will be up to 14 degrees cooler tomorrow, still above average, but it won't feel that way with the breeze and the fact we've been in the 70s and 80s and tomorrow we'll be in the mid- to upper 60s. so a breezy day, windy in the
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hills, but the dry part is not changing. today is 15 straight dry days, 16 and 17 over the weekend, likely all the way to 22 straight dry days in my seven- day forecast. highs tomorrow, still warm, but the big heat is gone. oakland tomorrow 67, napa 68, san jose 70, san francisco 66 degrees. your extended forecast keeps us in the 60s across the board, a little cloudier next week, but the one thing still absent from the forecast is rainfall. i don't see any organized rain the next seven days. that's your forecast. r this invasiv >> thank you, paul. coming up a west coast invasion. >> we're talking about these guys, the freak-out over this invasive giant rodent. paid.. >> sports settling in and what a busy day! giants at at&t park today. why? >> and jimmy g. got paid. jimmy g.'s happy. he had a bit of a faux pas at today's press conference, though.
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parent of youngsters...get em out and teach em how to throw a football.... ...and maybe one day, he'll be nfl up top and the 49ers, parents of youngsters, get them out and teach them how to throw a football and maybe one day he'll be the highest paid player in nfl history. worked out for quarterback jimmy garoppolo. if you haven't heard the numbers, hold onto something, five years, 137.5 million. general manager john lynch gave a shout out to jed york. >> it's easy spending other people's money, but, jed, i want to thank you. >> that's the owner, jed york, to the right of garoppolo at a presser today. jimmy g. unbeaten as the 49ers cashed in. imagine what drew brees will get? celebratory plans? >> i just got here yesterday, me and my family. we had a nice little dinner in
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san fran. >> san fran? that's fingernails on a blackboard stuff for the locals. considering he's unbeaten for every nfl start he's made, we'll let it go. he's got the next five years to get the hang of the verbiage. he is certainly sold on the weather. >> it is 75 degrees out here. it's not a snowstorm like chicago. so we just came from that. i can speak on that. it's a lot better here. i don't know. there's other factors that go into it. [ laughter ] >> that's a big part. golf, you know who else had pretty good weather? the best in the world to swing a club. let's go to pebble beach and hello sea faring creature and look at this few coming up and look at bill murray doing whatever he wants. round 2 of the pebble beach pro- am and roy mcelroy, that's your boy, v, struggling, a four-putt double bogey, a 3-over 74. par 3 7, you can't even see
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peter mcnulty. it's worth it out of the cat box and in! he's five back. the leader is world's no. 1 player, dustin johnson at monterey peninsula club rolled in one of his eight birdies. johnson sought a 7-under 64. he and above hossler are 2-up on the field at 12-under par. at one under. back at 9-under jason day and john rahm, jordan spieth 5- under after carding a 66 and you see rory at 1-under par. baseball revealed today giants right fielder andrew mccutchen a day before annual fan fest meeting the press the first time. nine years the face of the pirates franchise, five time all-star, 2013 national league mvp, but the most nerve wracking moment? popped the question on national tv. >> when you woke up that morning, you went hey, this is
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it. i'm going to do it on the ellen degeneres show. >> yeah. tried not to think about it. i was reciting everything, reciting my words, reciting things i had to say. i'm like okay, don't let it get in there because it's on national television you're going to be proposing. remember what you're going to say and honestly, i blacked out. i don't remember what happened. i do remember she said yes. i looked up and the ring was on her finger. >> andrew, we've been there when it comes to popping the question. i'll be back in about a half hour as i try out for the nfl scouting combine with a hopeful. >> you are full of tricks. >> thank goodness she said yes. thanks, vern. coming up in our next half hour a reputation as a champion for women in the state capitol, but now a lawmaker is facing her own me too moment. >> the hits keep coming at the white house, another staffer facing abuse allegations. >> and the shocking new numbers for the flu season coming out
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of california.
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the state capitol. you're watching kpix5 news. champi our top story at 6:30, the accusations that have shocked the state capitol, a california lawmaker who championed women's rights in the me too campaign
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now under investigation for groping. >> our elizabeth cook has been following this story for us. liz? >> assemblywoman cristina garcia was recognized nationally as an advocate in the me too movement. now the democratic member of the legislative women's caucus is being investigated for sexual harassment. a 25-year-old aide to another lawmaker says garcia squeezed his buttocks and touched his crotch during a 2014 legislative softball game. a second man tells politico garcia tried to grab his crotch during a 2017 fundraiser. garcia's high profile advocacy of the me too movement earned her national attention. back in december she was included in time magazine's silence breakers cover story those who spoke out against sexual harassment. last year her charges against male lawmakers that prompted two to resign. >> it's not our responsibility. it's the the victim's responsibility. it's how do you deal with
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power? how do they help fix this problem? >> garcia denies the claims but said she'll take an unpaid leave of absence while they are investigated. she issued a statement saying, "upon reflection of the details alleged, i am certain i did not engage in the behavior i am accused of. any claims about sexual harassment must be taken seriously and i believe elected officials should be held to a higher standard of accountability." garcia is urging the assembly rules committee to expedite its investigation. in the past hour another bombshell from washington, a second white house staffer has abruptly resigned following allegations of past domestic abuse. olent and emotionally abusive. ago... white house speechwriter david sorenson stepped down. that was after his former wife claimed that he was violent and emotionally abusive. just two days ago white house aide rob porter said he was stepping down because of similar allegations by two ex- wives. cbs reporter weigia jiang live at the white house where president trump broke his
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silence over porter today. >> reporter: today president trump praised rob porter. he wished him well and he reminded the public that porter is maintaining his innocence even though earlier this week the president's chief of staff said he found out the claims against porter were true. this discrepancy just added to the controversy surrounding how this white house has handled the allegations. president trump answered questions for the first time about ousted white house staff secretary rob porter on friday. >> it was very sad when we heard about it and certainly he's also very sad. >> reporter: porter resigned wednesday after allegations against him became public. both of porter's ex-wives have reported he physically abused them. the president said he recently found out about the claim. >> he did a very good job when he was in the white house. as you probably know, he says he's innocent and i think you have to remember that. >> reporter: former vice president joe biden blasted the
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comments. >> before i walked on stage i read a staple from the president saying he wish -- statement from the president saying he wishes him luck. he has so much talent. that's like saying that axe murderer out there, he's a great painter. >> reporter: the administration is already under fire for its handling of the allegations and the timeline for who knew what and when continues to take shape. cbs news has learned porter told counsel don mcgahn over a year ago this his security clearance background check may include derogatory information. the fbi sent a file including the claims to the white house in june. then in november porter's ex- girl friend called mcgahn to tell him about the abuse allegations. mcgahn passed some information to chief of staff john kelly, but the white house insists kelly only became "fully aware" of accusations against porter on wednesday. initially kelly defended porter, but in an e-mail to staff thursday night he
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condemned domestic violence. today president trump did not mention rob porter's ex's during his statement, the women involved in this case, and that has drawn a lot of criticism from democrats and women's groups. >> what more can you tell us about this latest staffer sorenson who has resigned? >> reporter: on the surface these two cases appear to be very similar because we're talking about ex-wives who are making allegations of domestic violence, but one of the reasons why the porter story blew up so much is because people wanted to know what white house officials knew about porter and when and the distinction here is that porter worked right alongside president trump. he was a high level staffer, an aide who required a security clearance. sorenson was a low level staffer who worked in the executive office building and did not require a security clearance.
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so those two distinctions are important here. needless to say, the white house took swift action today against sorenson and said as soon as they heard these allegations, they confronted him and he resigned. >> i'm sure they did. we appreciate it. thanks. also a short time ago president trump said that he will not authorize the release of the democrats' memo on the russia investigation. the president is asking democrats to work with the justice department on revisions. >> i will say i'm going to wait and see if the department does come brief us when we return to washington on tuesday. we did ask them to take a look at it. >> white house lawyers say the memo contains classified and sensitive passages that could put homeland security in danger. the democratic memo from california congressman adam schiff was written to rebut the republican memo released last week. another day of wild swings on wall street. tw yeah, the dow closing up, but
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it wasn't enough to erase massive losses for the week overall. two separate sessions of 1,000 point plus drops were the worst days in the dow's 121 year history. st 500..." >> the dow and the s&p officially in correction territory each down over 10% from their recent peaks and today has been another volatile day for the market. the dow charged out of the gates up over 300 points and midway through pulled a u-turn into the red and was down by almost 500. >> here is how those markets closed, the dow up over 330 points, the nasdaq and s&p on the plus side. analysts are still on the edge of their seats wondering what next week will bring. the second government shutdown in three weeks has ended. president trump signed the bipartisan $400 billion budget agreement this morning. the bill includes increased spending for the military, domestic programs and disaster relief. most democrats in the house
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voted against it. they wanted the bill to include a deal on daca to protect undocumented immigrants brought here as children. ed to re >> the speaker of the house's refusal to commit to considering bipartisan legislation to protect teenagers and young adults from deportation is unjustifiable and maddening! >> this agreement accomplishes getting the resources that we need to rebuild our military. >> an immigration overhaul appears to be the next major showdown in congress. president trump tweeted about daca today saying, "negotiations start now." we could be witnessing a diplomatic situation between north and south korea. there will be a lunch for the officials including kim jong un's sister. the north delegation received a welcome before the opening say
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enmonths. later in the games the sitter it -- statements. later in the games the sister of kim jong un was in attendance. the role marijuana could play in easing the opioid crisis next.
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2009. a total of 63 children have died so far... the latest was the cdc said this flu season is now as bad as the swine flu pandemic that gripped the country in 2009. a total of 63 children have died so far. the latest was a high school freshman in california and would have celebrated her 15th birthday next week, gabriella chabot. doctors were hoping we had turned the corner on the flu, but it doesn't seem to be in sights yet. hospitalizations are up and one of every 13 visits to the
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doctor last week was for flu- like illnesses. >> we are seeing an average of about 150 patients a day. we've been spiking up into the 170s. we actually saw 184 the other day. >> doctors are urging people if you are sick, stay home. some researchers are ucla are looking into whether pot could help ease people off opioids, reporter joe kwon with the story. >> cannabis can certainly help with pain. >> reporter: but this ucla psychiatry professor said it's unclear what type of pain marijuana could treat. >> back pain, stomach, headache pain. >> reporter: doctors have been prescribing opioids to treat those types of pain and other kinds. >> opioids relieve suffering physical and mental. >> reporter: but whether pot can do the same thing is something fong says the new research initiative hopes to find out. >> how can we use cannabis in a way to, no.
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1, protect individuals from addiction and no. 2, potentially use it as an idea to reduce the scourge and negative consequences from the opiate epidemic? >> reporter: dr. fong is an addiction specialist who says now researchers at the university are just talking about ways to study those things. >> you can eat it. you can smoke it. with that in mind there are a lot of very interesting potentials that can be used for it. >> reporter: one doctor on the team has suggested using this, vaporized cannabis to conduct a study with patients who have been using opioids for a few months. >> vaporized technology might have the ability to deliver a more consistent dosage that might also be regulated easier. >> reporter: dr. fong said the biggest hurdle to getting that idea into a lab would be time, mon and staff but expects to start a study this year. he said the limited research existing does show -- >> thc and other cannabinoids in the body can be effective for pain control. >> reporter: the same research found marijuana users can also fall prey to the same problem
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associated with opioids. >> we know for certain it can cause addiction. >> reporter: so he said whether weed can wean people off opioids is far from answers. in westwood, joe kwon, kpix5. a wind advisory for the north bay hills tomorrow, gusts up to 50 miles per hour. what will that do to our temperatures? your forecast next. ♪ ♪ with the chase mobile app, michaela deprince could pay practically anyone,
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from destroying the delta. reporter carlos correa a multi-agency task force is trying to prevent an invasive rodent from destroying the delta. >> reporter carlos correa shows us the critter who is causing all this trouble. >> reporter: several months ago officials in san joaquin county had a report of a possible sighting of a nutria. they didn't find anything, but the latest pictures from down south are causing concern. this is the image captured by officials with the california department of fish and wildlife. it's a nutria which they say is larger than a muskrat and smaller than a beaver and an appetite for destruction. >> i think for us primarily the issue would be the infrastructure because if we
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get flooding or if we can't, you know, pump water off and maintain those levees, then, of course, it's going to be difficult to farm out in those areas. >> reporter: the rodent eats so much vegetation it threatens wetlands and there could also be loss of agriculture crops and levees. the animals have been sighted in three central valley counties and could possibly make its way into the delta in san joaquin county. >> usually what happens is somebody brings something like that into the area. it escapes. it doesn't have any natural predators and it begins to repopulate. especially these rodents have a lot of offspring every year. >> reporter: fish and wildlife officials are trying to eradicate the rodents and set up a multi-agency task force to come up with a plan to deal with them. >> we're all now getting together and trying to come up with a plan and just determine the extent of the problem and the infestation. we're in the process now of kind of putting out traps and
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trail cameras, get a sense of where they are, how many there are. >> reporter: this is the first of its population the state has seen since the 1970s. officials are turning to the public for help and reporting any sightings before things get it's of hand. >> they -- get out of hand. >> they wreck agricultural crop, carry diseases, can pass diseases on to livestock, people and pets. >> reporter: traps have been set up in various spots in merced, fresno and stanislas counties. in stockton, carlos correa, kpix5. friday night heading toward the weekend -- friday night heading toward the weekend, a weather change when you wake up tomorrow, but this evening we are still in the 70s in concord, santa rosa and san jose. we've fallen to the 60s for oakland, livermore and san francisco. overnight tonight the wind begins to increase especially in the north bay. a chilly night, mid-40s, but you've done that all throughout this warm spell, san francisco 52, san jose 46 degrees. radar, that part is not changing. this is not a wet pattern
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moving in but just a cooler pattern. we need snow in the sierra, snowpack 23% of average. there's the prospect for a little light snow in and around tahoe as soon as monday night. for the weekend there's a change. it was close to 70 at lake level today, tomorrow only 46, so not as warm with sunshine tomorrow. it will be breezy to windy sunday, high 48 degrees. if you or your loved ones are heading up towards the mountains, i've circled an area to the north and east of this ridge of high pressure because it's beginning to move. you felt it outside, hit 84 in alamo today. the ridge moves out. things going up and over the ridge following the storm track now have an opportunity to dive into northern california including a different air mass, not precipitation, but cooler air moving in tomorrow, windy as well. we could see wind gusts 15 to 25 miles per hour and highs tomorrow in the 60s. let's talk about precipitation because we'll get close. futurecast sunday evening, some rain for far northern california. watch this low move over the bay area but no rain for us of
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san joaquin valley may see a few showers tuesday. deep southern california, even arizona may get some rain showers as this low bypasses the bay area. to our south and east they will see precipitation. breezy, much cooler tomorrow 12 to 14 degrees, no more 80s in the foreseeable future and we're watching showers getting close to the bay area next week. san jose is hitting 70 degrees tomorrow, fremont 67, redwood city, sunny, breezy, 68 degrees, walnut creek 68, pleasanton and vallejo 69 degrees, mid-60s mill valley, daly city, sausalito, upper 60s for petaluma and cloverdale tomorrow 68 degrees. extended forecast, where are to highs in the 60s all of next week. you'll notice an increase in cloud cover but still conspicuously absent, zero
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rainfall, continuing to go 0 for february. on nightbeat at 10:00 a middle school is telling girls that they can't say no to boys who ask them to dance at an event. what do you think? do you think it's inclusive or send the wrong message? you be the judge tonight. it happens on nightbeat 10:00 on our sister station, kbcw 44 cable 12.
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>> closed captioning for this newscast is sponsored by living spaces. traini story time, folks. >> we're ready. >> got a lot going on for the next few weeks including baseball spring training. end of the month it's the nfl scouting combine by invitation only for the 2018 draft. training for that is rigorous. boy, did i see that firsthand with a stanford linebacker whose next stop is the national football league. >> pretty much two shots at everything and one shot at the bench press. >> peter columbine, stanford linebacker explaining the upcoming nfl combines. >> i'd love to hit tom brady. i think everybody would love to hit tom brady, the edge rusher and the respect of what he's done for the game. tracking -- sacking tom brady
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is really something to mark off on your bucket list. >> get the gun show going nice and big. >> reporter: now how much would an average would be nfl prospect bench? >> you normally put two of these on and see if you can get it about 20 times. >> reporter: 225 pounds 20 times. he started me off at 135 and -- four. okay. you get the idea. >> having quick feet is essential in football. you got it. go faster, faster, faster. yeah. get them knees up, knees up. there you go. touch, touch. >> reporter: if von miller can do that in under seven seconds -- >> so can i.
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[ running ] >> 9:91. let's go, vern. get them knees up. get them knees up. i don't vern. linebackers can't run 7:22 in the nfl. >> reporter: what do you think? >> i want you to think about your performance today, go home, sit on the couch, grab the remote and watch what we do on sundays, all right? >> reporter: i can do that, coach. >> my thanks to peter for being patient with me. my thanks to steve baker, his agent. there are no 5' 3 players in the nfl. darren sprole is the shortest at 5' 6. >> you didn't do too bad. that's awesome. >> good job, vern. throwing up some pounds there, dude. >> proud of you, vern. have a good weekend! >> good night.
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fire fighting is a very dangerous profession.
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we have one to two fires a day and when you respond together and you put your lives on the line, you do have to surround yourself with experts. and for us the expert in gas and electric is pg&e. we run about 2,500/2,800 fire calls a year and on almost every one of those calls pg&e is responding to that call as well. and so when we show up to a fire and pg&e shows up with us it makes a tremendous team during a moment of crisis. i rely on them, the firefighters in this department rely on them, and so we have to practice safety everyday. utilizing pg&e's talent and expertise in that area trains our firefighters on the gas or electric aspect of a fire and when we have an emergency situation we are going to be much more skilled and prepared to mitigate that emergency for all concerned. the things we do every single day that puts ourselves in harm's way, and to have a partner that is so skilled at what they do is indispensable, and i couldn't ask for a better partner.
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announcer: it's time to play "family feud"! give it up for steve harvey! [cheering and applause] [captioning made possible by fremantle media] steve: thank you. how y'all? i appreciate y'all. thank you, folks. i appreciate it. thank you. appreciate y'all now. yeah, i do. well, welcome to "family feud," everybody. i'm your man steve harvey. [cheering and applause] and got another good one today, folks. returning for their second day with a total of $20,000 from buford, georgia, it's the champs. it's the mink family. [cheering and applause] and from kansas city, missouri, it's the shields family. [cheering and applause] everybody's here tryin' to win theirself a lot of cash, and somebody might drive out of here in a brand-new car.
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[cheering and applause] let's play "feud." give me teresa, give me shanese. top 7 answers on the board. here we go. name something of a person's that might literally be in the toilet. shanese: your cell phone. steve: your cell phone. teresa: job. steve: huh? teresa: job. steve: their job. shieldses: we'll play! we'll play! shanese: i think we gonna play. steve: we gonna play. [cheering and applause] all right, let's go, candace. name something of a person's that might literally be in the toilet. candace: well, i've dropped my jewelry before. you sit down and like, "ooh, my earring!" steve: jewelry. woman: good answer. [buzzer] audience: aww... steve: kenny, how you doing?

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