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state now at 11.. past affairs become political ammunition. tonight: the first face- off in the bay if you can't trust gavin with your best friend's wife, how can you trust him with your state? tonight the first faceoff from the bay area in the race for governor. good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> i'm elizabeth cook. kpix 5 political reporter,
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melissa caen was there as the capped datz squared off. >> here in san jose tonight, six candidates for governor took the stage, all vying to be one of the two names on the november ballot f. -- ballot. >> reporter: the debate was mostly civil, but the candidates were not afraid to go on the attack, like when travis allen went after lieutenant governor, gavin newsom, over his affair with an aide, also the wife of his campaign manager. >> if you can't trust gavin with his boast friend's wife, how can you trust him -- with his best friend's wife, how can you trust him with your state? >> reporter: the candidates debated issues like health care, taxes, and immigration. with each of them mostly sticking to their party's platform. of the two republicans, they argued quite a bit.
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go to truth against travis. this is what politicians do. >> maybe if you learned how to use the internet, you would understand. >> i got my message across. >> i felt like i got pretty good rounds in. >> i thought i did great. how did you do? did you have fun watching? >> reporter: newsom refused to be a part of the post-debate press conference, but that didn't stop the other candidates from going after him. >> the former mayor, now lieutenant governor takes credit for the health care in san francisco and the early childhood. but guess what, those are both initiatives. and he is endorsing me. >> reporter: he tweets and talks, but we need people who actually come up with concrete plans. >> reporter: this is probably the last time we'll see all six candidates on stage together. gavin newsom has skipped several of these debates, not likely to participate in another primary debate. in san jose, melissa caen, kpix 5. tonight's debate started
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with a moment of silence for a man who once held the office at stake. former governor george deukmejian died today at his home on long beach. the two-term republican built his career on fighting crime. he previously served as attorney general. george deukmejian was 89 years old. tonight an embattled bay area judge is breaking his silence. aaron persky is fighting to keep his job after his controversial sentence in a sexual assault case. kpix 5 betty yu reports the judge says he did nothing wrong. betty? >> reporter: liz, judge persky says he is speaking out because of recall efforts, threatening the rule of law. if this campaign is successful, he would be the first california judge recalled from office in 86 years. >> i get an e-mail that said dear judge persky, how does it feel to be the most hated man in america? >> reporter: superior court judge, aaron persky, describing
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the backlash he has faced for two years, since sentencing former stanford university swimmer, brock turner, to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a fraternity house in 2015. the short jail sentence sparked national outrage for months. stanford law professor, michelle dauper is leading the million dollar campaign to recall judge persky. more than 90,000 signatures were collected in santa clara county, where the vote will take place. >> it is about this judge, but also about the fact women have had enough of having sexual violence not taken seriously in the criminal justice system. >> i think traditional recalls should be reserved for misconduct by a judge or incompetence. >> reporter: uc hastings is one of several law professors, who
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signed ananti-recall letter. >> they might seem lenient just in light of what the victim suffered, but this is not misconduct on the part of the judge. >> reporter: the sentencing in this case was given an accordance with recommendations of probation. >> brock turner was not convicted of rape, but convicted of sexual assault. and in the sentence he was given if you look at judge persky's actual sentencing record, it is not different from a sentence he would give a defendant of color under similar circumstances. >> reporter: judge persky argued today, if he is recalled, judges will be reluctant to make difficult decisions. >> when public opinion influences a juror's decision or a judge's decision, it corrupts the rule of law. >> the judge's future will be up to voters in santa clara county when they head to the polls on june 5. betty yu, kpix 5. tonight an east bay teenager pulled from a high school swimming pool has died. he drowned at san ramon valley
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high school in danville. a teacher pulled the 15-year- old freshman out of the deep end of the pool about 2:00 this afternoon. >> and once it came in, apparently the guy was floating in the water. ms libby, she quickly got into the pool, happening right after us. he quickly jumped in, she quickly jumped in, doing cpr until the medics came. >> that student pronounced dead at the hospital this afternoon. the school will have grief counselors on hand tomorrow. now to hawaii where new cracks spewing red hot lava and toxic gas are forcing more people to pack up and leave. kpix 5 andrea nakano shows us the dramatic new video tonight. >> this is the video coming in, where two new fishers have been discovered. the new vents are threatening a community on the eastern side of the island. after nearly 24 hours of relative calmness, the kilauea volcano is back to work.
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>> wow. >> reporter: lava spewing hundreds of feet in the air just yards away from this home in leilani estates. >> unbelievable. 30 yards away from me. >> reporter: but now a new danger. >> after a pause last night, you can always be hopeful maybe this is coming to an end. we didn't expect it to come to an end. but sure enough, it opened up today. >> reporter: one of the new vents is to have said tohave destroyed a home. this happened across the state where 1,700 people had to leave their homes. >> they looked very active. they were pretty active vents. as we have been saying, you know, this eruption is not over. >> reporter: and then the earthquakes. after a 6.9 quake on friday. the big island has averaged one
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earthquake per hour. still residents who have the chance have been returning to their homes in leilani estates, packing up as many of their valuables if they can, not knowing if this will be the last time they have a home to return to. with all the recent activity, homeowners have been warned to leave at a moment's notice. >> the cracks went from two inches to 12 inches wide and eight feet deep. you could hear the rumbling. that was on either side of my house. >> it's a much smaller subdivision compared to leilani estates. at this point they have not been able to go back to their home to collect essential items because of the volcanic ashes. tonight a bay area water agency is pouring more than half a billion dollars into the delta tunnels project. the governor's plan build two 35-mile tunnels to divert water from the sacramento river south including to silicon valley. santa clara valley water district initially opposed the
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project, but they are now pledging up to $650 million to help pay for it. the plan still faces several hurdles before construction can begin. speaking of hurdles, the warriors just cleared a big one tonight. golden state another step closer to another nba title. fireworks exploded over orca arena. and they punched their ticket to a fourth straight western conference finals. kpix 5 christin ayers is at oracle arena tonight for us, christin? >> reporter: the fans loved it. the warriors would steam roll and move on. that's what happened out here to want. the fans were celebrating like it was a final's game.
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>> it feels good that the team pulled through. >> it's the first time we're going to go play in houston, so i'm a little worried about it. but we're going to win. this is all about draymond green, setting up the tone for our team. he's the soul and anchor, great anticipation skills. james harden better look out for golden state warriors. if you want to beat the champions, you're going to have to bring it. >> warriors! >> you see the shirt? it's warriors all the way. >> i think we're going to come out strong. i think we can beat their offense. >> warriors! so the warriors will be playing
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games three, four and five, they are going to be paying close attention on thursday at 6:00. that's when tickets will go on sale to the general public. reporting live, christin ayers, kpix 5. yet another bomb shell involving stormy daniels and that hush money her lawyer claims may have ties to russia. in a tweet, michael avenatti claims a russian put half a million dollars into an account set up by president trump's lawyer, michael cohen. the same amount where cohen's account, where his $130,000 payment to daniels came from. that money was to silence the adult film star about the alleged affair with mr. trump. tonight they question about the payment, but it's not clear exactly what it was for. it's wednesday morning in iran. lawmakers started the day by setting the paper u.s. flag
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ablaze in parliament, shouting death to america. l that's not the only ominous warning after president trump pulled out of the iran nuclear deal. >> the united states will withdraw from the iran nuclear deal. >> reporter: fulfilling a campaign promise, president trump announced he's pulling the united states out of the iran nuclear deal. >> the iran deal is defective at its core. >> reporter: the first step? initiating new sanctions on iran. >> we will be instituting the highest level of economic sanctions. any nation that helps iran and his request for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned by the united states. >> reporter: president trump said he has proof iran violated the 2015 agreement reached under president obama to freeze iran's nuclear ambitions, but produced no evidence. >> the deal allowed iran to
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continue enriching uranium and overtime reach the brink of a nuclear breakout. >> immediately after the announcement, hasan rouhani warned the country may soon start their nuclear program. >> for the united states to effectively defect sends a message to the world, that we can't be trusted. >> france, germany, u.k. released a joint statement. president obama calls it a serious mistake. benjamin netanyahu praises the move. >> i thank president trump for his courageous leadership, his commitment to confront the terrorist regime in teheran. >> reporter: president trump indicated the sanctions will resume immediately, but the u.s. treasury is allowing a grace period for businesses to wind down their ties to iran. allen martin, kpix 5. nancy pelosi tweeted, "the
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trump administration's actions are dangerous." eric swawell, "we must do what we can to keep iran from getting a nuclear weapon. president trump just got them a hell of a lot closer today." president trump has signaled he is open to renegotiations, but iran may be unwilling to come to the table. >> tonight, we are learning about about the test. a woman from idaho says she's the distant cousin of joseph deangelo. the woman who wishes to remain advocate. and so she sent in her family's dna for testing. the fbi got a hold of that data and discovered that her father's 12 genetic markers matched the suspect they were looking for. the woman tells a local paper that at first authorities called her, thinking her father was the killer.
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>> just absolutely stunned, but this would have happened to her. >> now the golden state killer is linked to a dozen murders and at least 50 rapes in the 70s and the 80s. the law says you're suppose to know about it, but most people don't. for decades, a state-run bio bank has been storing data and dna without consent. your dna may be used for more than just research. nearly every baby born in the u.s. gets one shortly after birth. their newborn blood fills six spots on a special card used to test the baby for dozens of disorders, that if treated early enough, could prevent severe disabilities, even death. we randomly selected six new
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moms to talk about their child's test. but like most parents, none knew what happened after the test. weren't you aware the state was storing your child's dna? >> no. >> do you think you should have been aware? >> absolutely. >> reporter: for the baby's own potentially life saving test, researchers only need a few spots. the remaining blood becomes property of the state and may be sold to outside researchers without your knowledge or consent. >> i didn't realize there was a repository. >> companies aren't very good at keeping data safe. they try. >> there should be something done. >> it is identifiable. >> while parents don't have the right to opt out before storage, they can ask the agency to destroy the sample after the fact. >> these samples are needed to create the new testing technology. >> reporter: fred lorie, former director of the screening program says the samples are invaluable to researchers and primarily used to identify new diseases, ultimately saving
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more babies. he exlains regulations -- explains regulations are made to be self-supporting. lorie says to help recruit cost. while the state may not profit off the dna, what about the researchers. >> do any of those studies result in something the company could make money from? >> theoretically, yes. i'm not aware of any cases where that has happened. >> reporter: it depose through a review board. researchers are set to destroy their samples. >> there is no chance one of these labs could pull a cambridge analytica without the department's knowledge to be used for other purposes? >> i want to say no, but i'm not going to say no because, you know how humans can be sometimes. >> reporter: but he stresses the blood spots are deidentified. no name, just a number. >> there is no such thing as deidentified dna. >> jamie cortz says blood spots are identifiable. he notice investigators
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recently identified the golden state killer using unidentified dna. researchers aren't the only ones with access to blood spots. we discovered coroners express them to identify bodies. we found at least five search warrants were identified blood spots including one to test the job. now state law, for most, it is the only disclosure. >> everyone who came into the room gave us another pamphlet. i signed a reference material. they don't tell you you must read it. >> reporter: when we asked these moms to search their documents, only one could find the required brochure, admitting in the midst of giving birth, raising a tiny human, she hadn't found the time to flip to page 13, and she's not alone. we commissioned to survey u.s.a. news polls. despite state law.
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three quarters of -- two-thirds weren't sure if they would ever get the screening information. after reading the pamphlet. these moms say it is still not clear. >> did it actually say outside research? >> reporter: using them for department approved studies, which actually means giving them to outside researchers. >> that probably could be clarified. >> reporter: 84% of parents say they want the newborn screening information early in the pregnancy. >> the burden is on you. who is he asleep with? a new mom. remember to call him and follow up. >> reporter: many want the right to opt out before the judge are concerned, before storing the baby's blood indefinitely. now this is just the beginning of a story. head to for an ex-- for more of an extended version to find out if your dna has been used for research. julie watts, kpix 5. well a close call in monterey bay.
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check this out. a great white shark spotted spinning around this lone kayaker today. at one point the kayaker fell into the water, jumped in, we don't know which. the chopper pilot said the shark was about 11 to 12 feet long. monterey bay has seen an uptick to great white shark sightings lately. >> i wouldn't be going in the water. >> yeah. >> i'm no shark expert, but falling out of the kayak is a bad move. i do not suggest it. >> here or anywhere. all right, overnight tonight, we're looking at the ocean breeze, limiting the heating throughout the day tomorrow. it will be cloudy in oakland tomorrow mornings san jose 56. this is our computer forecast model. predictions for the wind flows tomorrow. stronger ocean breeze will lead to widespread morning cloud cover. it will remain breezy and it will not be as warm. some of you inland could be up to eight, nine, ten degrees cooler than today. simply by turning up the fan
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from the ocean. now why is that fan turning up or increasing? a big strong ridge is centered to the south. more importantly a pet it strong stouter l. and -- more importantly, making it stronger. widespread cloud cover tomorrow morning. yes, we get the sunshine in the afternoon. the clouds will burn back to the coast. but the ocean breeze will be with us all day long, and we will stay rather chilly. for some of you, two to three degrees cooler than average. we'll push the repeat button on thursday. but the overall theme of cooler weather because of the ocean breeze is going to hang out for two days. so fog and low cloud cover pushing inland tonight. coolest day the entire week is what we get tomorrow. by the end of the week and the beginning of the weekend, we lose the ocean influence. then we'll get back, into the
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low 70s. you won't get there at 68. palo alto 70. danville only 70. fairfield will make it up to 75 degrees. only 59, chilly, breezy in daly city. mid-60s with afternoon sunshine for berkeley. little milder on thursday and friday. but we stay chilly near the water with highs near the bay. the temperature spread that we need is the preet. >> sounds good. >> thank you, paul. how sweet it is. tonight the bay area baker, just named the best in
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b-patiserrie in san francisco's pacific heights just won a james beard award for 'best outs a bay area bakery is the talk of the town tonight. >> b. patisserie in san francisco's pacific heights just won a james beard award for best outstanding baker. pastry chef and co-owner, belinda leong won. it's kind of like winning an oscar. >> this is a dream. it's like right when you get into this profession, you're like oh wow. james beard one day. one day. i was like i can't believe we got it. >> the pastry chef and her team started baking at 4:00 a.m. every morning, making 2,000 to 3,000 pastries a day.
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the key ingredient? butter. thousand pounds of it per week. i'm dennis o'donnell live at oracle. two teams are down, two more to go. every fire department every police department is part of a bigger picture. that bigger picture is statewide mutual aid. california years ago realized the need to work together. teamwork is important to protect the community, but we have to do it the right way. we have a working knowledge and we can reduce the impacts of a small disaster, but we need the help of experts. pg&e is an integral part of our emergency response team. they are the industry expert with utilities. whether it is a gas leak or a wire down, just having someone there that deals with this every day is pretty comforting. we each bring something to the table that is unique and that is a specialty. with all of us working together we can keep all these emergencies small. and the fact that we can bring it together and effectively work together is pretty special. they bring their knowledge, their tools and equipment
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and the proficiency to get the job done. and the whole time i have been in the fire service, pg&e's been there, too. whatever we need whenever we need it. i do count on pg&e to keep our firefighters safe. that's why we ask for their help.
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it seems hike all year the nba -- like all year, the fans, they are worried about the matchup in the western conference finals. i can tell you officially that date is set. draymond green trying to get some inside knowledge on the pelican. didn't really need it. final minute of the first half tied up at 54. kevin durant knocks down the three. golden state led by three going into the half. we have a ball game. but in the third quarter, durant up with the steal, back to durant with the dunk. warriors are up 67-56. later in the quarter, curry pulls up to make it 81-60. golden state started on a 25-4
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run. curry led the warriors with 28. under two minutes left, down to a seven-point lead. but draymond green knocks down the jump shot. green, a brilliant night. just shy of the triple double. warriors win 113-104, advancing to the finals for the fourth straight year. now the rockets, chris paul, one win away from his first conference final. tp3 scores 41. houston won 112-102. all to set up the series with the warriors beginning in houston on monday. >> we were destined to meet up with houston. >> i felt like that the whole year. the tray joke -- the trajectory run they're on. >> they have made it known their team has been built to beat us. kind of like what you said,
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their obsession, whatever you want to call it. that stuff has been said for about a year now. time to may. the philly fanatic trying to intimidate the giants. the bottom of the 3rd, derek hollin gets taken deep, giving philadelphia the lead, and they beat the giants tonight 4-2. next door, right next door to me, steven returning to the a's lineup after his mother passed away. george springer with six hits last night, doubles home, two runs, giving the astros the lead. they beat oakland 4-2. springer had two hits tonight. he's got eight in the last two games. but ken, elizabeth, the challenge here for the first time, the warriors actually begin to play a playoff series on the road again. live from oracle, dennis o'donnell, kpix 5.
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