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now at 11:00 breakingws, san francisco public defender jeff adachi dies at age 59. >> plus a cliff collapses, two women are buried. only one makes it out alive and tonight why the bay area coastline is so dangerous right now. >> i know what i'm doing.
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so, you know, maybe people should listen. >> and a group of california kids confront senator dianne feinstein about climate change. good evening. i'm veronica de la cruz. elizabeth has the night off. >> i'm ken bastida. we begin with some breaking news tonight. the death of san francisco public defender jeff adachi, sources are telling kpix5 that he had a heart attack tonight. he was 59 years old, leaves behind a wife and a daughter. adachi was elected public defender in 2002. he was known for fighting police corruption and for immigrant rights. he ran a failed campaign for mayor back in 2011. san francisco mayor london breed has these words tonight. "jeff always stood up for those who didn't have a voice, had been ignored and overlooked and who needed a real champion." tonight the search has been suspended for a woman buried under thousands of pounds of dirt at a san francisco beach. the fire department got the
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call about a cliff collapse at ft. funston at 2:40. by 3:11 crews on the scene evacuated one woman from the beach while a frantic search began for a second. at 4:06 digging was halted while search dogs scoured the scene. digging resumed at 4:23 and stopped around 5:20. 6 p.m. san francisco fire officially shifted that search to a recovery efforts. we have team coverage for you beginning with kpix5's betty yu who has new information on the victim. >> reporter: we're learning that she is a young woman in her 20s. san francisco fire called this a freak accident. a woman who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. u.s. park police say they will s after sunset we spotted plenty of activity among emergency crews. the victim, a woman in her 20s, buried and trapped under tons of dirt after a cliff collapse. >> we have the ocean that's coming in on high tide.
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we have the sand that's very dense. it's cracking. there's a lot of concerns in the dark even with our high powered lights that this becomes a hazard to our firefighters and the likelihood that this individual has a chance of survival after three hours under this is very unlikely unfortunately. >> reporter: san francisco fire said witnesses tell him two women and a dog were walking at the base of the cliff when it gave way. one woman was pulled out from the landslide by bystanders and is okay. firefighters spent the afternoon and evening feverishly digging on their hands and knees and with shovels and other equipment searching for signs of life. >> k-9 teams were indicated on the northern end of this slide and we really isolated to multiple spots where we were searching for this individual and we were not able to locate the victim. >> reporter: the case now falls under the u.s. park police. >> we climbed just about all of
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the cliffs around here. it's ridiculous. i feel foolish for not thinking about the danger. >> reporter: again, they have not been able to locate this woman's body. san francisco fire says it will be back out here tomorrow morning to assist u.s. park police. in san francisco, betty yu, kpix5. >> a combination of factors led to this disaster today from the weather to the geology of the cliffs along the coast. kpix5's andria borba continues our team coverage with that part of the story. >> reporter: it's no secret the soil and sand here along this portion of the california coastline is very soft with storm after storm pounding the coast this winter. coastal erosion has moved from theoretical to a reality. today's massive landslide on ft. funston has a cause that is easily untraceable for dr. roland bergman, a landslide expert at cal. >> when we have these big rainstorms, they saturate the ground and it weakens the soils
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and rocks and clearly what happened today was directly in response to this rainfall. >> reporter: pacifica is also notorious for cliff erosion. it sits near where the san andreas fault runs back into the pacific ocean. ft. funston is very close to the epicenter of the great 1906 earthquake and their geological connection can be traced to the rocks. >> all of it up and down the coast from pacifica to daly city is made up of the young rock and that's very susceptible to failure and landsliding. so this is a known problem. >> reporter: the signs warning of unstable cliffs dot ft. funston and regulars are well aware of the impermanent nature of the stunning coastline. >> this is the descent. >> reporter: dr.bergman says limiting beach access while the cliffsides stabilize would be wise. >> these failures don't happen that often, but they do happen on a regular basis. so given that we just had this
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really awful event, it would make sense to me personally to keep that area off limits for a while and certainly not let people walk up to the cliffside. >> reporter: at ft. funston, andria borba, kpix5. >> for a look at what the cliffside looked like before this slide here's our chief meteorologist paul deanno. >> ken, basically a before and after snapshot here. on the left-hand side a screen shot from google satellite. that's on the left. that's before this afternoon's slide. now today's video on the right. let's take it full. you can see how much the coast has changed. you kind of lose perspective here. that's 200 feet high, that cliff, and what's happened this winter with the stormy winter the surf has undercut the cliff making it more unstable. the rain on top has made the soil heavier. we've actually outlined the area that slid today and unfortunately the people involved in this were right at the bottom of the cliff and all of that earth came right down. it's good to remember that
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coastlines in california, especially they're temporary. what you see today may not be there years from now because things are always evolving at the coastline and sometimes that evolution involves a slide. back to you. new details about a stabbing at a high school in union city where police say one student stabbed anothe kpix5's katie nielsen is at james logan high school after speaking with a victim's family tonight. katie? >> reporter: i was able to talk with the victim's brother he told me that after his brother was stabbed in the stomach here at logan high school he was rushed to the medical center in castro valley where he immediately went into emergency surgery for his injuries. that surgery wrapped up around 3:00 in the afternoon and his brother is expected to survive. police cars with sirens wailing raced to james logan high school in union city after someone called 911 around 11:00 this morning to report a
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student stabbed another student with a knife. the school was immediately locked down as police searched for the suspect and anxious parents rushed to campus. >> fear, fear, safety. we need the police here. we need safety. schools are bad nowadays. >> reporter: but none of the students were allowed to leave due to the lockdown. >> it's a big school like 4,000 students or so and it takes a long time to check the school, to check the areas where someone could be hiding and make sure everyone is safe. >> reporter: police say officers arrested the suspect a few hours later at a hayward shopping center and lifted the lockdown around 1:30 this afternoon. according to students we talked with today, the stabbing happened in a hallway and the suspect is a freshman at the school. they said the suspect did not get along with the victim or the victim's friends. >> i think it is a common problem, but he didn't have to pull out a knife. he could have just -- i mean i don't know. i wouldn't pull out a knife if i was in that situation. >> reporter: tonight police are not releasing the name of
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that suspect because he's a juvenile. now the victim's brother told me that he and his family do not want to be identified because they don't know the motive behind the attack. the brother did add that he graduated here at logan high school just last year. live in union city, katie nielsen, kpix5. new at 11:00 a group of young activists confronting senator dianne feinstein in her bay area office saying she should support a green new deal that some other democrats have proposed. >> we are trying to ask you to vote yes on the green new deal. >> okay. i'll tell you what. we have our own green new deal. >> the government is supposed to be for the people by the people and all for the people. >> you know what's interesting about this group is i've been doing this for 30 years. i know what i'm doing. you come in here and you say it has to be my way or the highway.
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>> well, feinstein said that she does not sponto ultimatums, been around a while. she also pointed out that she was recently reelected by a margin of nearly 1 million votes here in california. >> i know what i'm doing. so, you know, maybe people should listen a little bit. >> i hear what you're saying, but we're the people who voted you. you're supposed to listen to us. that's your job. >> how old are you? >> i'm 16. i can't vote. >> you didn't vote for me. >> well, the middle and high school kids are part of a group called the sunrise movement. a little later they tweeted that feinstein "seems to be stuck in the past." tonight the senator tweeted this. "unfortunately it was a brief meeting, but i want the children to know they were heard loud and clear. i have been and will remain committed to doing everything i can to enact real meaningful
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climate change legislation." after today's encounter feinstein is suddenly garnering praise from pundits on the other side of the aisle. two prominent writers tweeted that they now love feinstein. well, we are heading into the weekend with oakland teachers still on strike and no end in sight. kpix5's andrea nakano has the latest on what they want and what the district is now offering. andria? >> reporter: talks lasted late into tonight, but they have ended for the day. the union president using the words nothing much to describe the progress of the talks. the oakland education association posted late tonight on its facebook page that the oakland school board wants to close 24 of the city's 86 public schools over the next year and the oea will not let that happen. so stopping school closures is now high atop of the list along with class size and pay. as day turned to night in oakland, negotiators sat at the
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bargaining table looking for a compromise to get the teachers back into the classroom. earlier in the day -- >> we support oakland students! >> reporter: -- a local group of teachers, parents and students picketed outside a school slated to shut its doors. students just want to repay what their teachers do for them in the classroom. >> they have been supporting my education so i can succeed in life. >> reporter: here are the demands at the top of the teachers' wish list, a 12% raise over the next three years, a reduction in class size by two students per class and new today, to reverse school closures such as root academy. the district is offering a 7% raise with a 1.5% one time bonus, but it flat out s to address school closures. >> no. school closures is not part of the negotiations at the table. >> reporter: roughly 3,000 teachers have walked off the job in the first multi- strioakld teachers
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since 1996 and they seem to have tremendous support from the community. a long list of oakland restaurants are even offering discounted meals to teachers like farley's east. >> i feel like as an educator i know what it takes to go into a classroom to motivate students to make them the people we want them to be because they're our future. so if you don't invest in your kids, you're not investing in the future. >> reporter: teachers say they have braced themselves for a long fight to make sure their demands are met to help them better educate the kids. >> we all know what's on the line here, what's at stake and we know how much it's going to take and how long it might take to get to the place that we need to get for our young people. >> reporter: the president of the oea hopes both sides will be at the table this weekend, but they are prepared to be back picketing on monday. live in oakland, andrea nakano, kpix5.
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stinger singer r. kelly in police custody tonight, the sex abuse charges leveled against him. >> patriots owner robert kraft caught up in a (upbeat music) (engine starting)
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(light beeping) (upbeat music continues) narrator: toyota tacoma. it's equipped to rip. toyota. let's go places. singer r. kelly spending the night in a chicago jail. he turned himself into police hours after being indicted for criminal sexual abuse. tonight activists say it's a long time coming. reporter jericka duncan has details. >> reporter: singer r. kelly surrendered to police tonight after prosecutors announced new charges against him. state attorney kimberly fox.
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>> robert kelly was indicted before a cook county grand jury on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. >> reporter: the 10 felonies involve four victims, three under the age of 17 when r. kelly allegedly performed multiple forced sex acts on them between 1998 and 2010. >> we need actual witnesses and victims to have the courage to tell their stories. >> reporter: today's charges come a month and a half after fox encouraged any victims or anyone with evidence to come forward. her statements came days after the docu series surviving r. kelly aired. in the series several women described being sexually, emotionally and physically abused by kelly. ♪ i believe i can fly ♪ >> reporter: this could be the second time the r and b singer faces a trial. in 2008 kelly was acquitted on 14 counts of child pornography. prosecutors were not able to convince jurors beyond a reasonable doubt that a sex video with kelly showed a girl
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as young as 13. >> are you innocent? >> reporter: kelly denied any wrongdoing, but the accusations seem to have silenced the three time grammy winning r and b singer. >> mr. kelly is strong. he's got a lot of support and he's going to be vindicated on all these charges one by one if it has to be. >> that was jericka duncan reporting. kelly is expected to face a judge tomorrow. from the super bowl ring to sex trafficking sting, tonight the billionaire owner of the new england patriots robert kraft is facing charges of his own. kraft is being charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution. it comes after a raid on a florida massage parlor called orchids of asia day spa. kraft is among more than 100 people linked to the bust. police say the 77-year-old went to the spa twice and received what detectives call paid act. >> we're as equally stunned as everybody else.
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>> does the video contain mr. kraft inside receiving the alleged act? the answer is yes. >> the charges are misdemeanors and generally carry no more than a 60 day sentence in county jail. the nfl released a statement today saying it is aware of the matter. tonight empire strikes back, actor jussie smollett is being written out of the show. in a statement top brass said, "to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of jamal from the final two episodes of the season." tonight the fbi is now looking into the case which could lead to additional charges. smollett is accused of staging a hate crime attack on himself to advance his career. take a live look tonight, the richmond-san rafael bridge which will be seeing a lot of construction in the coming months. after those concrete chunks had fell from the upper deck earlier this month, caltrans announced today that it will have to make more repairs to
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the expansion joints, 31 on the upper deck and 30 more on the lower. the work will take months to complete and will be done mostly at night. tonight downtown san francisco is preparing for the biggest lunar new year's parade outside of asia. tomorrow is the big day and there's going to be firecrackers, lion dancers and many other things in store for the year of the pig celebrations. also you've got to be prepared for street closures. the parade starts at second and market going past union square and ends at columbus avenue. the street closures begin at 3:00. should be a good night out there, paul, but maybe cool? >> chilly, yes. umbrella, no. sunglasses, no because it will be at night, but you will need your jacket. it will be chilly tonight and tomorrow night in san francisco, everywhere throughout the bay area, 30s out there. look at current temperatures, livermore down to 37, santa rosa 36. you set a record low in santa rosa this morning, 27 degrees, lots of 30s as you start your
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weekend, fremont 37, napa 35, even san francisco chilly 42 degrees. kpix5 hi-def doppler is dry, will stay dry through the weekend. we'll get rather soggy monday. snowpack, man, do we have a lot of snow in the sierra, 144% of average. the central sierra including lake tahoe 152% of average. your tahoe report, 16 inches of new snow at alpine meadows with the base approaching 200 inches, what a great weekend for skiing with more snow coming sunday. kirkwood 181-inch base, most lifts are open and squaw valley199-inch base. there's no storm coming this weekend. so you can get up there and travel safely and enjoy the skiing sunday night before monday and tuesday. wetter pattern next week. our ridge of high pressure keeps us dry saturday and sunday. storms go over the ridge. then the ridge moves allowing some tropical moisture to move in as soon as monday morning
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for the north bay. tomorrow morning 11:00 clouds beginning to move into the longer than most spots. we're all cloudy by saturday evening, no rain. we're cloudy on sunday, no rain. the first dry weekend in more than a month. monday for the morning commute it's the far north bay getting showers in the morning working their way south, but notice heavy rain in santa rosa, virtually zero rainfall for san jose. that is going to be a theme monday into tuesday. the farther north you go, the more rain you'll get. the farther south you go, less. as a matter of fact in, this prediction right here by tuesday afternoon ukiah will receive 10 times as much rainfall as santa cruz. in the middle we find concord, san francisco and hayward with more than an inch of rainfall, so soaking rain is on the way. cloudier this weekend but mainly rain free. rain returns north bay first monday morning and the sharp cutoff from soaking rain to much less likely somewhere over the bay area monday into tuesday. upper 50s tomorrow, concord 57
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tomorrow, san francisco 56, santa rosa and san jose 58 and 59 degrees. we're dry sunday, wet especially monday afternoon, soggy on tuesday and then the rain moves out wednesday, but look at the highs next week. gone, the cold air, lows in the 50s and highs in the 60s. julie watts with your latest forecast tomorrow morning starting at 6 a.m., dry for the weekend for the first time in a month. we've earned it. >> finally. >> we need it, but that's enough for now. narrator: in utah, you're livin' on mountain time
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steph curry put on the hard hat to check out his future home. >> yeah. he got a tour along with wife ayesha of the new chase center in mission bay. it is the first time the curries have seen the inside since construction started 25 months ago. the chase center will host the first warriors preseason game in october. >> wow. that's quick. >> yeah. >> coming fast. >> i don't want to get too worked up about it, but a plane belonging to the phillies owner has landed in las vegas which happens to be where bryce harper lives. >> there's a philly fan among us. >> i know, i know. he's at the far end. >> i'm still smarting over the 2010 league championship series. i'm still waiting for ryan howard to swing. if you're a baseball fan, you'll know what i'm talking about. >> the mlb network pretty soon.
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ladies night and where do we begin beyond the velvet ropes? the hardwood. hey, a cal band ensemble, bears in pink running the floor against arizona state and what a pass, asia thomas for kristine anigwe. bishop rolled up 18. here she is here, the bears not beating arizona state in a regular season game in four years. right out of the cal playbook a little high, a little low for anigwe again, caldwell adding 20. bears stopped a five-game losing streak, won it 69-60. now these kids don't look nervous to me.
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they were backing stanford. down one into the game against arizona. in the last half minute alana smith let it go. 10th ranked stanford found a way behind smith, won it 56-54. in baseball actual frigid conditions in arizona, spring training opener for the a's against seattle. let's just say a little slow start as mitch haniger, second batter of the game, swung on gone, a two-run homer. the mariners won the cactus league opener 8-1. it's been 12 years since the warriors knocked out top seed dallas in the first round of the nba playoffs. that team became forever known as the we believe team. there was a little reunion. let's just say coach don nelson and i had a moment. >> reporter: do you miss it, coach? >> no. it's too hard of job.
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an exclusive look at two orphan mountain lion cubs who are recovering at the oakland zoo tonight. earlier this week they were found wandering in a half moon bay parking lot cold, wet and starving. sheriffs collected the pair, a boy and a girl, and brought them to the oakland zoo for care. >> they'll do well and end up in a zoo somewhere el


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