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tracking the stormy weather on the way. paul? >> ken, it's going to get stormy tonight. it was soggy this morning. we're getting a break between the two weather systems right now, not that much on the radar, kpix5 hi-def doppler showing a few showers over the east bay hills north and east of orinda and lafayette and heavier showers isolated between sonoma and napa county. it is raining between calistoga and points north on highway 29. let's talk about tonight. futurecast, we have the northern fringe of our atmospheric river to our south and we have an professorring cold front to the north. so we'll call it the squeeze play because -- approaching cold front to the north. so we'll call it the squeeze play because we have both systems encroaching on us. 9:00 tomorrow morning futurecast predicts as the wettest houring pouring in the most locations throughout the -- hour pouring in the most locations throughout the bay area. we'll have sunshine by 5:00 or 6:00 tomorrow afternoon.
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let's break it down. when will it be the stormiest in the bay area, 11:00 tonight until 11 a.m. tomorrow. we'll see burrs of moderate to heavy rainfall, -- bursts of moderate to heavy rainfall, gusts of wind. there is the opportunity for thunderstorms tonight and the risk of thunderstorms as the front moves through and more mountain snow. there's a change when the rain moves out. we'll have that coming up. >> thank you, paul. some locations in the north bay will see a few inches of rain this week and that's creating concerns over erosion on thousands of empty lots that were burned out by the wine country wildfires. kpix5's emily turner is live in santa rosa. emily? >> reporter: elizabeth, the army corps of engineers in most neighborhoods has moved out and yet the homeowners have yet to move in. so there are thousands of those lots in limbo and some of them, their owners are already out of town and yet those lots need to be maintained. even in bad weather the views are good, but there's hardly
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anyone here to enjoy them. not only are the lots empty, many of them are up for sale. >> it's never been seen like this. >> reporter: but this is a sign of the post wildfire times. since november 1st 116 home lots have sold. 128 more are currently on the market making the total put up for sale since the blaze about 244. those numbers are unheard of in the market real estate experts say. >> we were never even thinking about selling lots. if you were selling lots, you were selling maybe a 5 or a 10- acre parcel. >> reporter: but now the market is flooded with them. they present a unique problem for the city of santa rosa. more than 83% of the lots have been cleared and behind them the army corps has put into place erosion measures, but it's up to the owner to make sure they maintain them. >> so regardless whether or not somebody chooses to rebuild right now or they choose to put the property on the market, they still have to maintain the measures on the properties to insure the property will be stabilized and not lead to a
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bigger issue. >> reporter: like erosion, watershed contamination or even mudslides. >> we've seen what happened in southern california. we've been very fortunate we haven't had the rain up here, but regardless we need these measures to remain in place so we don't have issues. >> reporter: there are several things the fire department here in santa rosa says you can do. you're looking at one of them called hydroseeding. all the grass on this hillside has been planted and the root system of it is holding the hillside in place so it doesn't basically fall down and end up on the lots below it, but there is a double edged sword with hydroseeding. it keeps the hill in place, but the other side is weed abatement come late spring in midsummer when all this grass dries, it also becomes a fire risk. we know what happens when it burns on fountaingrove. so there is a weed abatement aspect on this. so be sure if you do hydroseed, you mow your lawn. in santa rosa, emily turner,
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kpix5. >> the brunt of this next storm is expected to pound southern california as well. the heavy rain prompted a flash flood watch in los angeles and much of the surrounding areas. take a look at the conditions in montecito right now, santa barbara fire posting this video earlier showing a creek that's pretty much all mud at this point. this is not far from where homes were destroyed during january's big mudslides. evacuation orders are in effect in montecito to avoid a repeat of the disaster that left 21 people dead. emergency crews say they have seen boulders falling down the hillsides in some areas scorched by recent wildfires. despite the danger some people say they're staying put. also issued for the la tuna canyon area in los angeles >> devastating. we'll ride it out. we're hopefully going to be watching the mud go by instead of feeling it. >> mandatory evacuation orders were also issued for the la tuna canyon area in los angeles county.
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take a look at this mess, an avalanche at lake tahoe crashing across highway 89 today. that popular roadway near emerald bay is still blocked with up to 15 feet of snow, very deep there and it spans more than 150 feet across the roadway. ound 4-30 on want to get an update on our breaking news this afternoon, a police officer involved in a shoot ing, we are told he was hit in san francisco about 4:30 on geneva avenue in the crocker amazon area. these are live pictures from chopper 5. there are a number of emergency vehicles there, several ambulances beginning to move out of the area. paramedics there. the address is 949 geneva which comes up as the amazon barbershop, the crocker amazon area there. it's at the corner of geneva and mission. that is an especially busy area especially at this time of the day. now a witness tells kpix5 he
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saw one injured officer and possibly several injured civilians, although we don't know the exact condition of any of those people right now, their medical condition. a huge police response to the area, as you can imagine. and five muni lines are having to be rerouted because that area is blocked off. of course, there's the big muni facility on geneva right there, so a lot of traffic is being affected. kpix5 reporter andria borba is nearly at the scene right now and as soon as we find out more, we will check in with her live and let you know. stay with us. our other big story, breaking his silence, facebook ceo mark zuckerberg speaks out about the data debacle that slashed the social media giant's stock value by $50 billion. . "there's more to do" .. and "we need to step zuckerberg now admits in the facebook post that his company "made mistakes. there's more to do and we need to step up and do it."
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kpix5's len ramirez on what the company is vowing to do. len? >> reporter: there's a lot the company says it has to do, but mark zuckerberg definitely feeling the heat from a backlash from the social media that he helped create. now yesterday the #deletefacebook was trending. today it's #where'szuck, at least before the statement that stop say was long overdue. facebook founder mark zuckerberg broke his silence saying he was spending time investigating what happened. in a statement posted to his own facebook page, zuckerberg said, "we have a responsibility to protect your data and if we can't, then we don't deserve to serve you. eye been working to understand -- i've been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn't happen again." >> a lot of people are asking themselves a question, why now? >> reporter: antonio garcia martinez with wired magazine
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used to be an ad man for facebook. he said the tools of analytica allowed them to harvest data of 50 million political users for facebook ads for donald trump have been around for years. >> the exact same thing was around in 2012. why now? one of the big stories is it's gotten to the point where the political world which is frankly more behind the rest of the world has been using for years. >> reporter: zuckerberg's statement said facebook began limiting the data those apps could harvest in 2014. he also announced he would investigate all apps that have access to large amounts of data, restrict developers' data access and make users understand apps that allow access to their data, but trading in data is a big part of facebook's business. >> i kind of depend on facebook just to gather data and influence for my e commerce store as well. >> reporter: zuckerberg's statement ended with a promise.
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"while this specific issue involving cambridge analytica should no longer happen with apps today, that doesn't change what happened in the past. we will learn from this experience to secure our platform further and make our community safer for everyone going forward." zuckerberg said that in the next month users will be notified via their news feeds about what apps they have agreed to use and how they can check those boxes off so that their user data does not get sent out. also critics have been saying today there's two words that are missing from zuckerberg's length any statement, i'm -- lengthy statement, i'm sorry. reporting from santa rosa today, len ramirez, kpix5. >> you can see facebook stock is on a bit of a rebound after steep drops monday and tuesday. separately facebook is planning a major expansion into sunnyvale. it has leased three big buildings in a complex under
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construction north of the 101/237 interchange. an artist rendering shows what the finished site may look like. the mercury news says facebook will get about 1 million square feet of office space. that's enough to hold as many as 6,000 workers. enterprise way and 11th a total of five buildings are being built at that site near enterprise way and 11th avenue. another tenant? amazon already has a research and development lab there and google has a presence nearby as well. a spokesman for facebook won't comment on that expansion and the price tag for all that office space is being kept secret. an east bay high school placed on lockdown after a student brings a loaded gun onto the campus. it happened at fremont high school in oakland. kpix5's kiet do reports. police are now trying to figure out why he had the gun in the first place. >> reporter: it all began around 9:15 this morning at fremont high school in oakland when a student was pulled aside on an unrelated topic. >> the behavior the student
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displayed seemed a bit suspicious, so they asked the student if that student had any weapons on them. it turned out that student had a loaded handgun in their waistband. >> reporter: the on campus police officer confiscated the weapon and arrested the student. it's unclear where the student got it or who it belongs to. sources tell kpix5 the student was not a troublemaker. >> at this point there's no indication this was anything related to a threat on an individual or group of people or the campus as a whole. we also unfortunately have not come to any understanding as to why the student had the weapon. >> reporter: a dozen heavily armed s.w.a.t. team members from oakland police responded and school was on lockdown for about 30 minutes. >> i thought something bad was going to happen, but nothing happened, so i was like safe. >> reporter: were you scared? >> yeah. >> reporter: in oakland, kiet do, kpix5. coming up a violent end to the search for a suspected serial bomber in texas, now police tracked him down and what they found today in his home. >> our first look at the dashcam video from that self-
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driving uber vehicle that hit and killed a woman in arizona.
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>> closed captioning for this newscast is sponsored by living spaces. suspected seri ized texas... we're learning more about the suspected serial bomber who terrorized austin, texas. a short time ago austin's police chief said marc anthony conditt essentially confessed to the crimes -- mark anthony conditt essentially confessed to his crimes in a 25 minute recording on his phone. he bought the materials from a home depot. >> reporter: the investigators searched the house of mark anthony conditt trying to find clues from the serial bomber. >> i think there is a treasure
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trove of information in his house as well as digital information that should shed light more upon who he is, what he was doing and why he was doing it. >> reporter: investigators tracked conditt to a hotel outside austin. as he drove from the hotel, police followed and his car ended up in a ditch. when the s.w.a.t. team approached, police say he detonated a bomb killing himself. >> the suspect is deceased and has significant injuries from a blast that occurred from detonating a bomb inside his vehicle. >> reporter: austin's mayor says police believed surveillance cameras caught conditt dropping pack ages off at a fedex facility. since march 2 five bombings killed two people and injured several others. police say con dit was skilled and -- conditt was skilled and made sophisticated devices. he used batteries and smokeless powder with shrapnel to build deadly pipe bombs. >> we're still trying to piece together why is it that someone like this would go on this
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effort? >> this afternoon the atf said that they are fairly certain there are no other explosive packages still out there. an autonomous car operated by uber hit and killed a woman walking on a street in tempe, arizona. this is the dashcam video just into the newsroom. the woman was walking across the street with a bicycle three nights ago in an area without a crosswalk. there was an emergency backup driver inside, but they were unable to stop the car in time. the death is said to be the first ever involving self- driving technology. ans home and hospital... the hazmat situation in menlo park had crews zeroed in on one particular closet. it happened at a veterans home and hospital near the corner of willow and perimeter roads. chopper 5 overhead about 2:30 this afternoon. crews in white hazmat suits had the parking lot roped off. it started when a cleaning crew noticed a strong smell coming from a locked closet. been
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the smell was strong enough that some of the workers felt sick. crews never found anything dangerous, however, and everyone has been allowed back inside. here in the bay area a thief snatches a laptop from a starbucks customer, but she wasn't giving it up without a fight. you can see the thief running away with the laptop. the victim and a witness are in hot pursuit. this is video from the starbucks at grove and center street in castro valley monday night. a get-away car was waiting, but the victim caught and wrestled her laptop away from the thief before they could take off. a bay area musician was able to track down his one of a kind electric violins stolen from the truck of his car. dave kim was performing on saturday when his violin was taken, but kim had a bluetooth tracker inside his case and led him to a convenience store in daly city. police questioned the cashier who said her husband recently
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bought the electric violins. with the help of daly city police, kim was reunited with his violins. an oregon police officer finds himself in a standoff with a mountain lion holed up inside a motel. the owner called police after spotting a large animal with flowing eyes in part of the building under construction. the officer managed to lock the animal in a room. wildlife officers then fired frank life darts through an air vent -- tranquilizer darts through an air vent to put the big cat to sleep. the museum of ice cream has been a big hit nationwide, but it's dealing with another round of fines. the problem? visitors of the famous sprinkle pool are taking those sprinkles with them. what's wrong with that? well, they're plastic and the plastic pieces are being found on city streets and sidewalks sparking environmental concerns. san francisco department of public works issued two fines in january totaling $500, but the punishment is much steeper it turns out in miami.
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they're charging the museum $5,000 in fines. the plastic sprinkles are not biodegradable. with this morning's rainfall it has now rained 13 of 21 days in march. it kind of feels like even more than that. there's more rain coming tonight. it is going to be stormy. we changed when the rain will end. wait till you see what happens when the pattern changes. it's all coming up in weather next. ♪ [ upbeat music ]
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for 2 full years when you sign up for tv. plus, get 3x the speed of at&t and directv. click, call or visit a store today. francisco... it happened around 4-30 on updating our breaking news this afternoon, a police officer in san francisco shot. it happened about 4:30 on geneva avenue in the crocker amazon neighborhood. that is the corner the address is 949 geneva which comes up as a barbershop in the area. that is the corner of geneva and london street which is just a block away from the busy intersection of geneva and mission. you can see a lot of police officers, firefighter, emergency crews in that area which has been cordoned off. a number of businesses there as
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well are affected this situation including a wells fargo, a little caesar's pizza and walgreen's. >> they have someone on the floor. >> i turn to you and i was going to tell you i am. she is. >> they have someone on the floor now. >> this is video posted to snapchat moments after the shooting. five muni lines are being rerouted to avoid the crime scenes, still do not know the conditions of the officers or others that could be injured in this. >> 949 geneva, officer down, barbershop, 406, geneva, officer down, barber ship. >> the busy intersection of geneva and nearby mission street could be closed for a good bit of time. please be advised to avoid it. a number of muni lines are affected. we'll have more details as they come into our newsroom. rain free for much of the bay area right now. that will change big time overnight into tomorrow morning. it will get stormy, rain, wind,
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chance of a thunderstorm overnight. here's a look at the radar, a little rain east of petaluma west of napa heading north and east. i think that will get you in yountville and st. helena. otherwise after a wet morning we are drying out. mother nature will bring the rain back tonight. it's mild outside, close to 70 sticky degrees in concord, 65 and humid in livermore, 59 in santa rosa, san francisco 63. overnight it's all about the rain, but it will be a warm night, fremont dropping to 56, vallejo 56, redwood city and oakland mid- to upper 50s. so a warm night because we're on the warm side of a front. let's talk about what's going on. flooding rainfall very likely central and southern california. the northern edge of the atmospheric river will make it as far north as big sur. that's moisture coming up from the south. there's a pretty strong cold front coming in from the north. those two will both encroach on the bay area and squeeze together overnight and tomorrow morning. by 4 a.m. the rain gets more intense over
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the santa cruz mountains. watch the front coming in from the north moving northwest to southeast. it will pour. it will get windy. there will be an enhanced risk of thunderstorms all tomorrow morning. the front quickly moves out. by 5:00 or 6:00 the rain and clouds are gone. it should be sunny at this time tomorrow but very stormy between now and then, but we aren't done. friday morning another weather system gives us a few showers in the north bay, everybody a chance of at least a sprinkle. saturday there will be another weather system moving through giving us showers and they've added a rain chance sunday. we won't have a completely rain free day until the beginning of next week. how much rain the next couple days? an inch to 3 inches in the north bay, about as much in the santa cruz, about half that for the south bay and the minimum of an additional inch of rainfall in san francisco over the next two days. stormy weather is likely the first half of tomorrow. friday looks mainly dry, a couple showers but not the case for the weekend. both weekend days now have some rainfall. a stormy morning, the highs
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tomorrow behind the front rather chilly, napa and san rafael 58, napa 51. friday a few showers. there's the change both saturday and sunday carrying the chance of at least light rain and then like magic it all goes away. af . next week not only do we get dry starting monday, we may stay dry for 10 days after that. mother nature turning off the spigot after sunday. that's your forecast. we'll be right back.
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cbs evening news is up next. >> jeff glor is here with a preview. >> reporter: up next tonight on the cbs evening news why mumps cases are on the rise even if you're vaccinated. >> and how chewbacca helped a boy in need of a heart transplant coming up in just a few seconds on the cbs evening news. icer shot in s >> thank you, jeff the. before we leave you, another -- jeff. before we leave you, another economic on our breaking news story. >> a police officer shot in san francisco, the late word, the officer does not have life threatening injuries and that is good news, at least two others wounded as that officer responded to an incident on geneva avenue in the crocker amazon neighborhood. you're looking at live pictures from chopper 5, still a busy crime scene, lots of emergency vehicles. five different muni lines impacted and we're keeping an eye on it from up in chopper 5, also reporters on the ground. we'll have live reports from the scene coming up at 6:00.
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♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> glor: dangerous storms on both coasts. snow from the fourth nor'easter of the month makes travel in the east difficult or impossible. and thousands flee with the threat of mudslides in the west. onso tonight... >> there could be other packages out there. >> glor: the fear in austin did not disappear with the death of the bomber, as police continue to sweep for explosives. the president defends calling vladimir putin following criticism from his own party. mark zuckerberg breaks his silence as facebook remains in crisis mode. they were vaccinated as children, so why are more and more young adults getting mumps? and the sound of joyous news. >> do we seriously have a heart?

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