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. the san francisco district attorney will not be pursuing criminal charges against larry baer. the giants' ceo under investigation for an altercation with s wife at eight hayes valley park. the das office is the evidence does not warrant charges. he remains on leave with the giant. a recycling truck driver now recovering in the hospital after a close call in oakland, this morning. there was an explosion in the back of his trucuacallednto clear the scene. no word on the cause. after three freeway shootings in three days, the east bay's highway surveillance system getting new scrutiny.
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kpix five getting a look inside the control center where officers monitor 160 cameras. they say the system is held lead to more than 260 arrests since it was installed in 2016. welcome back. the city of san jose me be getting into the banking business. city leaders are not too happy with big-name banks they have been working with. so a new city bank is getting an airing. >> some councilmembers say the city's current bank, wells fargo and prospective new bank, chase, both have a vehicle and wage violations that go against the city's values. they are looking into options they say the city deserves better. >> reporter: san jose runs an airport, police department, libraries and parks, but a bank could be next?
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>> what we are proposing explore different models. sergio mendes and two of their want the city to look into the possibility of creating its own community bank. the bank would mostly be used for business services like paying contractors spin we don't know the ins and outs just yet, but the value i see is the money generated from the bank would stay in the community. the current partner is wells fargo which has a contract until 2021. chase bank the highest bidder to replace it but to do business the city would have to waive its wage theft ordinance that prohibits a city from doing business with companies that have wage theft violations. chase currently settling 22 wage theft cases for $160 million. >> until they close those cases it's important that the city not do business with them. >> reporter: setting up its own bank would be new territory for san jose and risky. >> in good years we have a
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great outcome and banks usually do great in good years but in bad years taxpayers are on the hook. >> reporter: an interesting idea but needs a lot of study. >> dealing with taxpayer dollars is serious business in the amateur hour. need to make sure we understand exactly what we are doing. >> this is a very difficult issue if in fact council has been speaking about it for the past several minutes about half hour or go. there is no solution yet. one compromise might be to have approve interim contract with the existing bank while the city intensely studies setting up its own bank again that is an idea for a compromise at this point nothing solid. teachers in dublin ready to strike if the union doesn't reach a contract deal with the school district. both sides back at the bargaining table today the union says they are out and an
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impasse after 11 months in negotiations. teachers want better pay and smaller class sizes along with more counselors and other in the districts. they will pay more than $13 million to a man who spent more than six years in prison after police framed him for murder. the san francisco board of supervisors are expected to approve the payment to jamal trulove. it will settle a class-action lawsuit. he was wrongfully convicted of the 20 -- 2007 murder of his friend and neighbor in a low income housing project. the city's attorney office has denied the allegations. five months after governor brown vetoed the idea of a bill to open the safe injection site in san francisco, it is inching closer to governor newsom's desk. the assembly health committee today took up ab 362 co- authored by san francisco senator scott weiner. it would allow the city to launch a supervised site for illicit drug use. >> missing from this bill is
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any effort to look at methadone strategies or other strategies aimed at erasing addiction. >> evidence shows people are much more likely to enter treatment programs people who access the centers increase the rate of treatment access by more than 30%. >> of course the bill still has a long way to go but governor newsom has said he is receptive to the idea. a san francisco street could soon bear the name of its late public offender. resolution has been introduced before the board of supervisors to rename it gilbert street. he died last month at the age of 59. it runs parallel to six and seven streets between brian brennan streets the resolution calls for it to be renamed. kamala harris is surging toward the top of a growing list of democrats in the 2020
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race. a new poll shows she has jumped eight points since december with strong gains among women and minorities she's not third in the standings behind bernie sanders and second. former vice president joe biden leads the pack despite not having officially entered the race. voters apparently see harris as more electable than sanders. harris jumped ahead of centers on that question in second place but biden stays solidly in first doubling her number. >> james mattis is returning to the hoover institution at stanford university to take on the same role he had before he joined the trump administration. he will start on may 1st. he will join the public tank re write about domestic and international security policy. he believes he has an obligation to pass along lessons for the benefit of future generations. former house speaker paul ryan joined the board of fox
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corporation the parent company of fox news. ryan retired from congress several months ago. his appointment to the fox board comes as the company is going through changes. in a deal set to close tomorrow, disney will acquire most of 21st century fox. spring might be approaching but flu season is here to stay. a second wave hitting the u.s.. why your flu shot might not protect you. this bird might look like a run-of-the-mill pigeon, but it is worth more than most people's homes. >> coming upthe talk of the town and one north bay city how one man hopes to prove a point by displaying naked mannequins in his yard.
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. tropical are heading to san francisco, getting word of a multicar pileup on northbound highway 101 at san bruno avenue. a chain reaction crash involving at least five vehicles. and of the drivers has been taken to the hospital with minor injuries. the lanes are clear but expect residual delays to the area. new developments in the deadly netherlands tram shooting investigation.
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dutch police have arrested a third person in connection to the case. police have also revealed a letter found in a getaway car suggests a terrorist mode of. police have not released the contents of the letter, but they say other motives are not being excluded at this time. history's shooting left three people dead and five injured in the city. the one born in turkey is being held on suspicion of manslaughter with a possible terrorist motive. police say there does not appear to be a direct link between the gunman and the victims. meanwhile we are learning more about the dems. 119 -year-old woman from a nearby city two were men from the town of utrecht. blacks are now flying at half staff as a tribute.
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learning more about the little girl swept away in the stanislaus river. five -year-old matilda ortiz lived with her mother in oakland, and spends weekends with her father who lives in patterson. the little girl slipped on a rock and fell into the river, sunday. the search resumed today but crews found no sign of her. new details revealed in the sudden death of an emmy award- winning so opera start. gustavsson john spent nearly three decades playing neil winters on the young and the restless. last month, the 52 -year-old was found dead in his home. an autopsy report says he died from heart disease. it is no abnormal thickening of the heart muscle and makes it harder to pump blood. the report also said alcohol was a factor, but not the primary cause. tomorrow may be the first day of spring, but some people
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are still stuck in flu season. >> in fact it is speaking right now. we are not out of the woods just yet. >> i know a lot of people that came down with a very hard, very sick. >> reporter: she didn't get the flu vaccine but is now thinking she should have. >> our friend just left with the flu she is super sick. studio city pediatrician says he has seeing double the number of patients in the last month sick with the flu. a new strain of the virus always making the rounds. >> we are seeing more flu a this year they are miserable high fever, body ache, chills, nausea. >> reporter: he doesn't know why but flu season is speaking so late in march. >> in l.a. 17% of the tests right now are coming back positive, the
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highest it has been this year which is abnormal. >> reporter: this map from the cdc shows every county in california with elevated flu activity. antiviral drugs like tamiflu are selling fast. this pharmacy have sold out of the kids version and other pharmacies have had to restock supplies. >> pretty heavy flu season i feel like like somebody is sick every single day. >> reporter: 60 children have died from the flu this season and the last. two more just reported earlier this month. she doesn't want to take any more chances. >> i will get my shots. some people who are sick got a flu shot the doctors say it is a different strain. a new bill in sacramento takes aim at the ugly side of the beauty industry. ab 495 would ban cells of cosmetics that contain any of the 20 toxics chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive
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harm. that includes things like mercury, lead, formaldehyde and asbestos. he may be baseball's biggest are come about to become the highest-paid player in sports history in the u.s. dennis o'donnell has more on the record-setting deal. >> monopoly money. trout. until they sign bryce harper to $330 million last month, harper didn't even make it to opening day as baseball's highest-paid player. mike trout, the angel in the outfield, has agreed to a contract extension with l.a. that will pay him $430 million over the next 12 years. that is $36 million a year. the two time mvp finished second four times for that award. he is 27 years old, unquestionably the best player in baseball. angels have made the playoffs just once in trial's eight years with the team and because
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i know you are wondering, the los angeles angels cell the cheapest beer in baseball, $4.50 for 16 ounces. i'm guessing that's going to change. >> for sure, to pay that chunk of money. thanks for that. another grammy-winning band will be playing at the brand- new chase center this fall. the dave matthews band scheduled now to play a special concert at the warriors new home september 10th. they join metallica in the san francisco symphony for chase minter's fall show lineup. also announced a the black keys and modest mouse on november 20 . more fall shows at the sports arena will be announced later this week. a daring brain surgery giving a group of kids a new chance in life. born with a devastating disorder. >> they cannot walk they cannot talk. they cannot feed themselves. >> exclusive story behind it experimental treatment
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pioneered right here in the bay area. you can watch the original report on this life-changing gene therapy on the kpix five news at 7:00. there are about six other people streaming this balding girl bald eagle camera online no doubt it's popular. we meet the crew behind it. to simone, i leave the van gogh.
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to harrison, the wine collection. to craig, this rock. the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. i leave these things to my heirs, all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything in your power to preserve and protect them.
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with love, california. . excitement is building for the birth of some bald eagles in
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big bear. popular live camera has been showing us how mom and dad take turns incubating eggs. >> joy benedict taking a look find the camera to show us how one group keeps it going. >> reporter: all eyes on the trees in the san bernardino national forest west across the lake and over a ridge, something stirring. it takes an eagle eye to spot it. >> i love them. remake sandy steers has been watching the bald eagles around big bear for more than a decade. >> i think they are fascinating creatures. >> reporter: so fascinating she helped start friends a big bear valley to keep an eye on the national bird, slowly making its way back to the forest. >> felt like we wanted to know more about what was happening. >> reporter: after watching with her scope for many years, the nonprofit finally raised enough money to install a camera and one nest and this fall and
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even better one. >> we had to hire somebody who has special permits, federal permits and state permits to be able to be around eagles to climb the tree and install the camera. >> reporter: now with a crystal clear picture, she is the only one watching. thousands are heading to youtube every day for a rare look at these majestic creatures, who in the last couple of weeks have laid two egg. >> we have people from all over the world e-mailing, asking questions. >> reporter: she seems to know a lot of answers. an avid bird or she has watched one of these grow. to call her jackie, born in this forest seven years ago at a different test nearby. >> we don't have any way of proving it, she is not tagged. >> reporter: two years ago she found a mate she mr. b had two chicks last year. >> unfortunately big storms, a lot of chicks did not survive. >> reporter: although bald eagles are said to mate for life that wasn't the case with jackie after a the younger bird started flying around. >> mr. b try to make them go away poking at him and he wouldn't leave. finally mr. b left.
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>> reporter: now the world is watching jackie and shadow and as the days go by there should be even more. >> we are projecting april 13th. >> reporter: although it will be hard to see with the naked eye this new technology gives us all a birds eye view to the fierce beauty and proud independence that make the bald eagle our nation's emblem. >> the most expensive bird to be sold at auction is a pigeon. this is armando, a chinese buyer nabbed him $1.4 million. he is considered by some to be the best long distance racing pigeon of all time. believe it or not pigeon racing has become a popular sport in china. bird owners can win thousands of dollars in prizes. >> he is going to make money on that bird. >> i wish
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we have the last super moon unfortunately we won't see it because we have clouds back showers will move back in as well beginning tonight overnight into tomorrow. let's take you live outside to the south bay in san jose cloudy skies their there temperatures cooler compared to yesterday but still above average for this time of year. warming up to fremont mid-70s for the highs, san jose as well as napa low 70s. redwood city topped out at 70 san francisco 68 in half moon bay 63 today. high def doppler tracking rain offshore some of this is forgot not hitting the surface mainly dry right now but that is going to change here's the reason why we have a in the jet stream, trough of low pressure we are tracking this weak weather system will bring the rain. let's time it out on futurecast hour by hour. showers begin to work in tonight , futurecast 10:00 p.m.
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check out tomorrow morning a massive a commute with rain across the bay area. could see heavy downpours, isolated thunderstorms for the first thing tomorrow morning stopping the clock here by 6:00 a.m.. as we go to the afternoon off and on showers for wednesday touching a bit of a break thursday and another weather system roles and friday on futurecast you can see rain beginning to push and friday. rainfall amounts not expecting a lot because this is a weak weather system one quarter to half inch of rain for tomorrow's storm system there. weather headlines rain returns tonight wet morning commute tomorrow showers linger through most of wednesday, short break thursday and more rain friday. because the clouds, because the showers overnight lows on the mild side. upper 40s to low 50s. daytime highs from above average temperatures today looking at below average temps tomorrow, a cold eight you will
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feel the difference about 3 -4 degrees cooler than average. for the south a santa clara san jose morgan hill and low 60s as well as campbell, walnut creek 62, 60 danville 69 san ramon tomorrow highs, berkeley 59, 60 alameda as well as oakland 61 san leandro and 53 clear like. seven day forecast, wet day tomorrow, especially in the morning and a cooler day a break thursday looking at rain in the forecast friday, dry and sunny for the weekend showers back in the forecast early next week. for tomorrow especially, amassed with the commute and i will have you covered tracking that starting at 4:30 tomorrow. spin class trauma the big name artist coming down on a bike company, pellets on over music rights.
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. it appears balaton will be pedaling through the courts. it is being sued for $115 million by a group of music publishers. the accused the company abusing more than 1000 musical works in spin classes and videos without permission they are artists like lady gaga, justin timberlake ariana grande and drake. >> that will do it for the news at 5:00. news at 6:00 begins right now. a bay area elementary school pulling ipads from the classroom after students accidentally access to. a recycling worker sent flying after a curbside pickup. the question now what did someone throw out. why a bay area homeowner
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fighting back at city hall. by throwing an unusual garden party. get umbrellas out the bay area bracing for another round of rain. emergency i.t. work in north bay. >> workers scrambling after students were able to access porn sites. >> reporter: this all happened in a classroom last week week. a second grade classroom at crestwood elementary in sonoma. the student typed in kissing as well as a euphemism for the female anatomy into a youtube search and stumbled upon an appropriate material. >> we have internet filtering that would have filtered a word search of someone was typing inappropriate words they would have


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