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illegal pot farms causing an environmental crisis in california. the massive new crackdown next.
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now at 11:00, a brutal attack at a sleepover. the weapon, a hammer. tonight the search for the masked intruders. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm ken bastida. that attack happened early yesterday in santa cruz county at a home in aptos.
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kpix 5's katie nielsen picks up the story from there. >> about 1:40 a.m., several masked men entered the home of monte vista drive and immediately assaulted several teenage boys with a hammer. the suspects then stole some items from the home and fled. >> reporter: this 17-year-old identified as alex is in the icu after police say the intruders attacked him and his friends in their sleep. alex's family says he has been in and out of a medically induced coma, and undergoing brain surgery. deputies say this does not appear to be a random attack. >> based on the way the attack occurred, it appears they were targeted. that's one of the reasons the things the sheriff's office is looking into. what precipitationed this attack. >> you get up just yesterday morning and try to pull out. they had the whole intersection with yellow tapes. >> reporter: the sheriff's office don't have much to go off of. >> describing the suspects as males between the age of 18-20
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that were wearing masks. surveillance video in the area, we have some cameras that show a vehicle leaving, however it is very difficult to capture that car leaving. >> reporter: two 16-year-olds also injured in that attack are out of the hospital tonight. live in the newsroom, katie nielsen, kpix 5. tonight police are searching for the armed home invaders who shot and killed an oakland father-to-be in front of his pregnant wife. 51-year-old juan lu was known as harry to his family and friends. he died last tuesday when three armed men burst into the couple's home on carrington street in east oakland. >> he was getting ready, and i think at that time they shot him. >> harry died at his wife's feet as the robbers ran out. the couple's first child, a son, due in august. harry had been working three jobs to provide for his family. an all-out assault tonight
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on illegal pot farms that are poisoning the environment. betty yu on the massive crack down across california. >> reporter: the state attorney general has called illegal marijuana grows california's new gold rush bringing profits and devastation to the environment. the problem has gotten so bad, state and federal officials are now teaming up to crack down on goers. the legalization of recreational marijuana has not stopped a legal pot farms including these. last year federal agents tracked the brutal terrain. they found living quarters and trash dumps. >> there are areas of the forest now that i have gone from being pristine to killing zones. >> reporter: the water supply is getting contaminated. wildlife is suffering, and ultimately so will people.
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state officials announced they will cruise $2.5 million in federal money. >> it is catastrophic. we literally have at least two species that are about to become extinct, strictly because of the marijuana cultivation and all the residual garbage and dangerous pesticides and everything. >> reporter: the use of the highly toxic banned pesticide is quickly spreading, becoming a favorite tool among the mexican drug cartels who run many of the illegal grows. >> that herbicide, that pesticide is making its way into our streams, our waters. before you know it, it could be a part of what you're using when you purchase marijuana. >> reporter: grows have been found in iconic parks including yosemite. closer to home two years ago, the santa clara county sheriff's office seized a nearly 5,000 marijuana plants and a loaded assault rifle on
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uc santa cruz property during a major raid. officials now say california produces more marijuana than mexico. most of it goes to buyers outside the state. in the santa cruz mountains, betty yu, kpix 5. tonight another tesla has crashed while it was on auto pilot. this time a model s ran into a police officer's car that was parked in laguna beach this morning. the officer was not inside the car at -- at the time. the driver of the tesla walked away with minor injuries. tesla has been under scrutiny. back in march, an apple engineer was killed when his model x crashed into a barrier on 101 in mountainview. tonight the company had this to say, "tesla has always been clear that auto pilot doesn't make a car impurvious to all accidents." nancy pelosi at a rally in nashville tonight.
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he was campaigning for marsha blackburn who is expected to face democrat in the senator race. >> this is chuck schumer and, of course, the ms-13 lover nancy pelosi. >> he has previously described gang members as animals. so far nancy pelosi has not responded to the excepts. the embattled governor of missouri is calling it quits tonight. eric greitens, a rising republican star, has been under fire for possible campaign finance violations. and an extramarital affair with his former hairdresser. but he insists it was the mounting stress and legal bills that led to his decisions to resign. >> i am not perfect, but i have not broken any laws nor committed any offense worthy of
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this treatment. >> reporter: greitens will step down on friday at 5:00. roseanne was suppose to be on tv tonight, but abc canceled the hit show after the star's racist tweet. reporter tom wait on the fallout. >> reporter: roseanne bar was back on twitter tonight posting this. don't feel sorry for me guys. i just want to apologize to the hundreds of people, and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet. barr also retweeted a string of other posts from people defending her racist joke. barr's epic spiral began at 2:45 this morning with this post. muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby, equals v.j. v.j. is valerie jarrett, a former high-level advisor to president trump. by 11:00 a.m., abc canceled the show. roseanne's twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.
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>> the idea that a network would ncel their top performing show is incredibly unprecedented. >> reporter: the hollywood reporters rebecca sun says thewriters for roseanne were set to start meeting as soon as today. >> there are a couple of hundred people who work on roseanne, you know, the writers, the fellow cast mates, all these crew members who are really just working class people, >> reporter: co-stars of the show like sara gilbert condemned the comments, saying the current situation was sad and difficult for all of us. meanwhile the target of barr's racist post, valley jarrett responded -- valerie jarrett responded on a town hall. >> i'm fine, but i'm worried about all the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come down to their defense. and they see somebody clinging to their purse. >> late tonight, roseanne barr blamed ambien for one of the reasons why she went on her racist tweet storms. as far as her representation,
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her agent has dropped her. reporting from just outside abc studios, i'm tom wait, kpix 5. hundreds of bay area activists face off against police. tonight the fight for feathered freedom that ended in dozens of arrests. these new state license plates are going digital. tonight how they work and how much they cost. and he needs a new $54 million private jet. tonight he is asking his congregation to pay for it. and a stem cell transplant in utero. the breakthrough bay area surgery to save a baby's life.
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after shooting and wounding a juvenile. breaking news in union city. three armed robbers are on the run. it happened about 90 minutes
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ago at san andreas park. one fired off several rounds as they were leaving, hitting the victim in the leg. he is expected to be okay. hundreds of activists warned a north bay egg farm today, trying to free the birds. >> the protest landed many of the human participants in lockup instead. >> reporter: it's about as peaceful as an arrest could get. 40 activists and animal rights organizations held flowers and sang songs as they volunteered to be placed in handcuffs, >> we tried everything in our power to avoid arrest. however there's about 40 people determined to advance their cause. >> we would like this to be a
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national discussion. >> and earlier today a wall of protesters walked out of the farm in petaluma, carrying chickens they believe are being mistreated. >> what's going on with it had animal? >> she's got an apparent neck injury. >> direct evidence believes they have the legal right to do this. an argument they have made before. an argument that has worked as all previous california charges farmers say. >> it's bull crap. >> reporter: phil brooks lives nearby, works in the industry, and says farmers are close personal friends of his. >> i understand their ., but they don't have the right to come -- their point, but they don't have the right to come on private property, disturb a legitimate people. these people take care of theanimals better than some people take care of their kids. >> reporter: but they are desperate for public discussion. they are willing to go to prison if necessary.
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the organizer called out whole foods and amazon executives specifically today. >> it is time for whole foods to have a conversation with the activists exposing them. i think when they will, even the executives at whole foods and amazon will acknowledge there is something profoundly wrong about what they're selling. >> reporter: this might be the last horrah for a while for co- founder wayne chung. he is facing multiple felony charges for carrying out a similar action in utah that could land him in prison for the next 60 years. in petaluma, kpix 5. tonight a evangelist is asking his congregation to help him build a $54 million jet. he says god told him he needs a brand new falcon 7x. all in order to preach the gospels. >> i really believe he wouldn't be riding a donkey. >> reporter: this would be his
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fourth plane. it is unclear how much money he has raised so far. cbs news could not reach for comments. well from planes to cars, metal license plates could soon be a thing the past. jackie ward shows us the new digital display boards created by a bay area company. >> from the beginning it was about simplifying registration. >> reporter: to a mono chromatic display, allowing drivers with a push of a few buttons on an app to customize their license plate with dmv- approved features. they could switch their plate's banner for different causes, change their plate's background color. one day share with other drivers around them an amber alert. >> law enforcement really likes the r plate because it shows compliance. they also like the ability that if the vehicle was stolen, they could actually track the plate. something they can't do right now. >> reporter: the digital plate also allows the owner to sew their personalized data, like where the car has been and how long it was traveling. that makes some concerned about
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their privacy. >> and all tracking data is actually stored on the device and it is turned on by the user. so there is never an instant where that data is ever shared with dmv or law enforcement. >> reporter: they claim this digital display will not lead to your information getting hacked. >> it's going to be real temper proof when you try to open up the plate as well as when it is being transmitted. it has been perfected in that. >> reporter: the dmv spends roughly $30 million a year to manage registrations. as more consumers get these on their cars, the dmv will feed money in fees, postage, shipping supplies. right now there are about 200 of these on the roads in california. they cost junction $-- they cost junction $700. tonight california is a step closer to legalizing pot prescriptions for pets. a bill by san jose democrat says they sailed through the
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assembly today, allowing vets to discuss cannabis treatment with pet owners, something they're not currently allowed to do. supporters say that would be safer than having owners experiment on their own. but critics are concerned about the potential for pot poisoning. it is a surgery never done before, performing a stem cell transplant on one of the tiniest patients in the world, a baby, before she was even born to save her life. kpix 5 katie nielsen joins us now with those details. katie? >> reporter: ken, the baby treated at ucsf suffered from a genetic disorder that impacts up to 5% of the population and severe cases are deadly, if not treated. she is absolutely perfect in the eyes of her parents. but during an ultrasound months before she was born, doctors discovered she has the most severe form of the genetic bloodies order, which means her red blood cells don't work as
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they should and don't carry necessary oxygen around her body. >> a lot of patients with this disease, they are actually told it will be completely fatal. >> reporter: most offer fetal blood transfusions to keep babies with her condition alive until birth. and then do a stem cell transplant. but that course of treatment, they have their own problems, like finding a donor and powerful anti-rejection drugs that block the baby's immune system. >> it is rare to see survivors, but we are hoping that with fetal therapy, more of these fetuses could survive birth. >> reporter: tiffany mckenzie spent more than ten years to do a stem cell transplant as well as the necessary blood transfusions in utero using cells from the baby's mother. >> we made the discovery that the fetus tolerates stem cells that are harvested from the mother the best. and actually if you transplant stem cells from any other
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source, the mother's immune system will come in to fight the new cells. >> she got a series of five transplants from her mom's cells starting four months before she was born. >> and we are hoping that those stem cells will survive and give rights to new white blood cells. >> reporter: they have gone home to hawaii, but will still get regular checkups at ucsf. >> we are very excited that the baby was born healthy. for us it has been gratifying. >> and so she was born in february and it is still too early to tell if the procedure will be effective long term. but for now, she's doing great. researchers hope to use this same type of transplant to treat other diseases in the future like sickle cell anemia. katie nielsen, kpix 5. incredible what modern medicine could do. >> it is an absolute miracle happening right here in the bay area. let me show you a gorgeous sunset. look at the color of the sky
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just a few hours ago from our salesforce camera. the same view as i show you my weather maps have gone cloudy. you hit 95 today in concord, down to 62 with the west wind gusting to 24 miles per hour. here it comes, the big crash up to 25 degrees cooler tomorrow. santa rosa 54, currently down to 48 for you tonight. foggy, cloudy, low 50s. fairfield 51. cloud and fog returning tonight, topping your weather headlines up to 25 degrees cooler tomorrow, simply by changing the wind direction. temperatures will rebound though. pleasant weather in stored for your weekend. let's talk about wednesday, which you need to get through tomorrow, which will be a windy day, the wind coming from the ocean, the ocean temperature of 54 degrees. the air above it is 55 degrees. there's the boundary right there when this crosses over the bay area, which it will tonight. winds will actually increase even more and turn to the southwest. things are going to change. especially if you have been
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enjoying or not enjoying the heat inland. two days in the 90s. tomorrow you'll be in the 60s. we'll see partly cloudy skies. the sun will be raging even with the sunshine late may. it will feel chilly with the flow coming in from the ocean. now thursday a lot of clouds and some drizzle. the clouds will linger into the afternoon. if anything thursday will be cooler. perhaps we will found the sweet spots, not allowing things to get hot, but light enough that it does warm up a bit. it looks like the pattern may set up for friday, saturday, sunday. tomorrow though, concord, which is 16 degrees above average today. it will be 10 degrees below average tomorrow. 68 in santa clara, 55 at union city. pittsburgh barely in the low 7 -- pittsburg barely in the low 70s. 69 for a high of daly city. pretty significant temperature drop.
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thursday, a bit cloudier. this time it will not be as high. we'll be in the 80s inland, 70s near the bay. i'm more comfortable coming up. tomorrow will be jarring as it will be so warm and having the windows open. winds will be howling tomorrow afternoon, and it will be much colder. >> thank you, paul. tonight the world's first carbon fiber 3-d printed bike made by a bay area start-up. and here are tonight's guess on the late show with stephen colbert. in the face of senseless violence, we need hope.
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i'm jeff bleich. preventing violence has long been my cause. after columbine, i led president clinton's youth violence commission. i joined joe biden to reduce domestic violence, helping boys become men. i beat the nra in court, defending gun laws that save lives. today, a new generation is rising, and this is our moment. in the streets and in the capitol, i'll stand with them.
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jeff bleich. democrat for lieutenant governor. ithe race for governort. has turned into a scam. gavin newsom's trying to elect a republican who was endorsed by trump. and villaraigosa's being bankrolled by a handful of billionaires. it's everything that's wrong with politics. and none of it is helping struggling families. here's my pledge to you. i'll keep our budget balanced. invest in affordable housing. fight for universal healthcare. and stand up to donald trump. as governor, you can trust me to do what's right- because i always have.
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wheels to show you. it's the well tonight we have one of a kind wheels to show you. >> it's the world's first carbon fiber 3-d printed bike created bay santa clara start- up. some of the bike parks are printed as one single piece. the bike weighs 13 pounds. trying tag about $3 -- price tag about $3,000. the bike maker has venture capital backing from the cia. >> so there are some unique applications. my dream? it's to actually go out on the factory floor and print an aircraft swing some day in the factory floor, the way you wouldn't have to bring that wing to the factory.
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>> the ceo believes p-9 printing will revolutionize -- k-9 printing will revolutionize the factory. >> amazing. >> pretty amazing. speaking of defense. >> there was none tonight. [ laughter ] >> i saw that. >> word from the giants, losing bumgarner. but but the as had the leather all right if the ball stayed in the park. we'll explain next.
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marshall tuck. june 5th against the diamondbacks... ppy to madison bumgarner is scheduled to make his season debut against the diamondbacks. jeff was not happy to leave the game after one inning with a tight shoulder. derek rodriguez making his pro debut off the wall. the bottom of the 2nd, rodriguez strikes it out, freeland, his first career. there he goes. there he is. and off his knee. giants down 4-0. [ laughter ] nolan arenado, and well, let's go to the oakland as. as verses rays. ray's outfielder carlos gomez
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needed sunglasses, so we within the from the fans of a borrowed pair from the fan, top of the 3rd. you see judge cone took him deep, going yard. the next batter, he crushes the home run. rays go back to back to back and the as lose 4-3. frank open serena williams playing her first grand slam since becoming a mom last year. she won her first tie break and took the second set, 6-4 to beat i can tina in strike zen. >> reporter: the call, that's right, cooler hills. they took place across the board where people barreled out of the hill to get a piece of this machine. this year's win e chris anderson, who has his 21nd career history of all times. he has hi chiefed winners. the giants got beat 11-4. jeff
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bleich with a tight shoulder and a short thigh. >> yes, on the dli his e.r.a. was 10. he's coming back next tuesday. >> yeah. >> that's good news. >> we'll be right back. tony is a leader , slips through the cracks. sure california's schools are the best in the country. every child in california has a fair shot. i'm tony thurmond, and i'll lead california's fight against donald trump and betsy devos's anti-education agenda. please vote for tony thurmond for state superintendent. i'm dianne feinstein and i approve this message.
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i thought after sandy hook, where 20 six and seven year olds were slain, this would never happen again. it has happened more than 200 times in 5 years. dianne feinstein and a new generation are leading the fight to pass a new assault weapons ban. say no to the nra and yes to common-sense gun laws. california values senator dianne feinstein
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say no to the nra and yes to common-sense gun laws. when the worst oil spill hit san francisco, first responders went to work. and mayor gavin newsom, he went to hawaii. man: newsome left the day after the spill for a four-day vacation in hawaii. the same gavin who said his job as lieutenant governor was so dull, he only showed up for work at the state capitol one day a week, tops. gavin's not gonna work as governor. with stephen colbert is next. our next newscast is tomor still feels like a monday. >> it does. >> you know what i mean? whenever you have a holiday weekend, it always feels like monday. it is slow going. late show with stephen colbert is next. our next newscast is tomorrow
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morning, wednesday at 4:30. >> it'll feel like a tuesday. [ laughter ] >> when do we catch up? >> i don't know. >> i'm confused. >> september. >> good night. captioning sponsored by cbs >> the trump administration proposing import taxes on chinese electronics and machinery products. >> if this turns into a full- blown trade war, consumers could end up paying higher prices for many imported goods, including electronics. ♪ ♪ >> this weekend, come on down to crazy ernie's for my first post-tariff electronics sale. it's going to be crazy! like this new dishwasher was $850. now just $2,199.99! you know what's really crazy? engaging in a trade war with china via twitter without consulting your economic advisor. folks, crazy ernie has been
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