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students do every day. set up tables and try to recite new members to their groups. >> the video posted by the conservative turning point shows a berkeley student being attacked by a man wearing black. with a backpack. yelling and swearing at the student. knocking his phone out of his hand before finally punching him in the eye. milten witnessed the attack. the president of the turning point berkeley. and vice president of the campus republicans. >> the individual who is the perpetrator said you're promoting violence. which is ironic. considering he assaulted my friend. and again threatened to shoot him. >> police confirm they are investigating the incident. and released this photograph of the suspect. who they say may or may not be a student. we obtained these photographs showing the alleged attacker up ose. >> l's clear this
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university condemns violence and harassment. no matter who the perpetrators are or victims. it's intolerable. and has no place on the campus. >> berkeley had share of trouble when it comes to conservatives efforts to speak and bring speakers to campus. in february of 2017, a riot break out forcing the cancellation of a speech by controversial come men at a timer. >> there's a lot of work to do when it comes to free speech. this is an indication. a perfect indication of the work that has to be done. >> now after the attack we're told a suspect headed towards downtown. police are looking for the guy who threw the punches. but they say there was another person with the suspect. they would like to speak with him. anyone with information is asked to contact the police. >> all right. thank you.
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today donald trump jr. took to twitter to draw a contrast between his perception of the media attention on the attack. compared to the jussie smollett case. and his tweet reads. when a liberal cries wolf and fakes an attack. creating a tsunami of attention. when a conservative student gets punched in the face and caught on video. it barely makes a ripple. >> empire actor jussie smollett free on bopd after being charged today with felony disorderly conduct. filing a false police report. smollett said nothing as he walked out of the jail in chicago. police arrested the 36 year-old actor three weeks after he claimed he was targeted and attacked by two people who shouted racist slurs. beat him and threw a noose around his neck. investigators say smollett hired those two men. and concocted the story. in hope of getting paid more money. lawyers say the actor denies the
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allegations. we posted a time line of the alleged chain of events on our web site. >> today striking oakland teachers rally at 86 schools and in frnt of city hall to fight for better wages and conditions in the classroom. >> negotiations are expected to resume tomorrow morning. live tonight. >> the union says it was a successful day one for teachers. now as far as we saw today, many parents took their kids out of school. they stayed home or went to reck centers. so again they say it was a successful day for teachers. >> today oakland teachers, educators, are support staff said enough enough. >> oakland teachers showed strength in numbers coming together to rally for better wages and improvements in the
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classroom. teachers need to live and work >> especially a new teacher. oakland rent is so high. it's not sustainable. you can't live in the city that you teach in. i never thought would happen. >> teachers and parents of the community school were on the picket line this morning. according to the principal only 14 of the 430 students here came to school. >> these two late arrivals made it 16. that's because she had to work today. >> it's like a catch 22. i support them. but i have to cross the picket line. >> she is a teacher. >> it feels powerful right now. and we'll get exactly what the students deserve. >> the unit is asking for a 12% pay raise over three years. the district is offering a compensation package of 8.5% over four years. >> it is more than what the fact
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finding report recommended. based on our financial situation. >> the union hinted it will not accept the districts latest proposal. >> the district has moved. but we again we need a contract that will truly change the way this district operates and puts students first. >> we're here at union headquarters in about 30 minutes about 5:30. the union will give us an update and numbers. and they will also give us as much as information as they can. about what to expect tomorrow. we will of course have this live for you on our news app and web site. >> thank you. even thogh the district said oakland schools were open despite the strike. it appears very few parents took advantage of that. >> many took kid to one of the reck centers or other places
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providing free child care. we're live at redwood heights elementary school. >> we're told they have enrollment of 350 students. teachers who were picketing here told us five showed up. the principal wouldn't confirm that. we saw one leaving this afternoon. as for parents who needed to leave their parents some place. a block from here is the reck center. they were busy today. >> we'll figure out ways to keep them baz si. >> bringing her daughter and three of her friends to the $1 movie. black panther and ralph breaks the internet. >> it's cool that the theater is doing this. and giving out a discount to the school district students. >> name and your name. and signature. >> she's trying to find a place
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to leave her 11 year-old son before she goes to work. first she considered taking him to school. but saw teachers on the picket line. >> i went to school to drop him. and i didn't feel right leaving him. not because of safety. but because i felt that i wasn't supporting them bringing him to school. >> the teachers recommended she take him to the reck sne. gearing up to handle kids with no place else to go. they were expecting a little bit of chaos. but a lot of fun. >> we want to create a safe space for kids to come to. >> we'll be coming out and teaching a class. we have musicians. we have put together curriculum based on the requests and responses of teachers. >> the reck center can handle 60 students grades three and up. up to 75 younger kids can hang out at the nearby church. support was universal among
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students and parents. some students wanted to be in school. >> i'm not taking it like a break. it's like we're like fighting for justice for the teachers. >> the reck centers and the library and other places. gearing up to go as long as they can. they hope they don't have to go very long. the theater won't do the dollar show tomorrow. they will try to do it again monday. everybody is hoping they reach an agreement between the union and school district and get the kids in school. >> okay. thank you. keep up to date on the strike by down loading the news app. and enable push alerts. we'll send updates and let you know as soon as an agreement is reached. we have resources on our web
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site. >> san francisco police served warrants today as several locations. targeting illegal marijuana grows and possible human trafficking. >> breaking news in fair field. live picture from sky 7 showing all lanes are reopened on interstate 80. this was the scene earlier today. a big rig rolled over. >> it happened about 3:00. the big rig was hauling wrecked cars. no word on injuries. you can see the traffic was backed up for miles. >> now san francisco police arrested 50 fugitives during a sweep of the tenderloin. 38 of the 50 arrested are wanted in jurisdictions including berkeley and walnut creek. the suspects are wanted for range of crimes including burglary, aggravated assault and drug dealing. sweeps part of a program to make san francisco safer. a similar operation last october. that operation netted 37
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arrests. >> pg&e has three days to provide details on the wild fire mitigation plan for the next five years. issued a ruling from a judge the this comes after pg&e filed for bankruptcy. facing massive liability from several wild fires. >> we knowyou havequestions about pg&e bankruptcy. because you have asked us. you can find the answers online. when news breaks you can down load the app. and we'll send out updates through push alert. >> stay with us. emotional reunion between a woman and her dog. >> coming up the dog napping and
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thanks to the work of the police department. >> after the suspects tried to extort the victim for thousands of dollars. we have the story. >> a woman's best friend. the love between this dog and owner clearly evident on this video taken by police. capturing hearts on social media. earlier this month, cocoa was allegedly taken from his home. after a burglar ransacked the place and stole jewelry and items. the victim devastated to learn her dog was stolen. >> he was malnourished and not fed properly. the cage smelled. >> days later, a note left on her front lawn raised even more concern. cocoa was alive. but the burglars allegedly demanded $20,000 in ransom for the return. she went directly to the police. investigation led detectives to 41 year-old todd and 43
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year-old. it turns out the two lived in the same neighborhood as the victim and targeted her knowing how close she was to the dog. neighbors were stunned. >> knowing that somebody did something like this in the neighborhood. any neighborhood. to take a ransom some dog. and it's not right. >> they reunited on valentine's day with the help of detective mcman. >> making a difference and in someones life. is just you can't put words to describe that. >> the suspects have been charged with attempted extortion. conspiracy and burglary. >> we take pride in everything we do. we're here for the community. and work together as team. >> police knowing how meaningful these moments can be. >> tipping can be confusing. what is the proper amount to give someone? we have some tips for us. about that. >> tipping is expected in
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restaurants and nail salons and hair places. you know the places. or do you? let me show you a report. >> from the teenager who made the sandwich at the delly. to a coffee shop. more and more service providers might expect something a little extra. does that mean you must pay up? >> tipping can be imposing. >> coming into the coffee shop to get a coffee. you feel obliged to tip. >> in a recent consumer tip survey more than 1,000 american adults, 27% said there are more situations today where they are expected to tip. than two years ago. >> consumers are resentful about the idea they have to tip people. just for doing their job. like really i have to tip a smoothie maker? or the coffee maker with a precalculated tip. >> how much to tip.
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we have guidelines. >> a simple rule of thumb. to tip 15 to 20% of the pretax restaurant tab. don't tib less than 15%. if the server was rude or offensive. speak to the manager. don't stiff the server. >> another finding, 46% say they favor a system that would do away with tipping altogether. and instead charge higher prices. a remedy promoted by the founder of shake shack. how do consumers feel about paying higher prices in exchaeng of not tipping? >> if tips were included on the check like many countries. it would be easier. >> i would not be willing to pay higher prices if tipping was included. >> i like the tip being included. it's a no hassle deal. >> if you are look for tools to help. there are apps like tab. and let's you split tabs or keep track of who owes what.
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among friends. even tipping. to see the complete list of recommended service providers. i posted a list. >> okay. thank you. >> now we want to up dapt the weather forecast. we inch closer to the weekend. >> it's still chilly. >> it is indeed. as a matter of fact today's temperatures three to zempb degrees below average. live doppler 7. all is quiet here. not the case in southern california. los angeles and pasadena. malibu. reporting sw sp showers. remember this is the same system that brought us snow over the high peaks yesterday. and hail and spotty showers yesterday. it is producing hail. one thing i want to tell you about is wind advisory. until 6:00 p.m. tonight. good reason for it. the winds have been gusting.
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fair field out of the north 29 miles per hour. 36 in napa. and the wind is not helping. many of us who actually have allergies especially the tree pollen. it's kicking up. and a tough one. moderate for tree pollen into tomorrow. u vurks index as well. pine and juniper and cedar. don't worry we have rain. that will hopefully calm the pollen down. a gorgeous view from the santa cruz camera. plenty of sun. another vantage point. it will be a good looking sunset. mid-50s. live picture. it's hazy but it is breezy as well. 55 in santa rose. 56 concord. east bay hills camera. a bright view. here's a look at the highlights. cold and wind over night. near record lows. dry pattern for the weekend and rain returns next week. this morning we had upper 20s to low 30s. we'll do it again.
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concord approaching its record 32 degrees. 31 livermore. 27 lake port. 34 san jose. 39 oakland. 42 san francisco. cold enough it require the heavy winter coats tomorrow morning. tomorrow afternoon it's a bright breezy day. temperatures mid to upper 50s. nice looking way to end the workweek. for the chinese new year parade it will be dry. but cool. 4:00 p.m. start time is 5:15. cooler by 8:00 p.m. grab the jacket. rain chances next 7-day forecast. slight chance sunday night. the rest will wait until next week. here's a preview of the system. monday rain begins. it is going to get heavy especially in the north bay. going into tuesday. and then actually starting to come through here on wednesday. it looks like an atmospheric river. for the north bay. next week. but not so much in the south
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bay. here's a sampling of the rain totals. third of an inch in san jose. perhaps two to four inches in the north bay. i will tell you the storms have been weakening. stay tuned that will change. 7-day forecast. cold morning sunny day. a few clouds saturday. sunday night oscars. chance showers in the north bay. level one for monday. level two tuesday. and level one wednesday and thursday. much milder. temperatures mid to upper 60s by an ex week. >> all right. a woman traveling in san francisco gets banned from tinder. >> she says it's because of her >> she says it's because of her profile photo. you know when you're at ross and... wow! realize you can totally eat out more? that's yes for less. get the latest spring trends for your home at 20 to 60 percent off specialty store prices. at ross. yes for less.
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which she says she hunted for food. which raises the question should images like this be banned from dating apps? >> weigh in. we'd love to hear from you. we spoke with the woman and brings us this report. >> i opened up tinder and within a few hours i was banned. from the platform. >> on the dating app. users swipe left to pass on potential matches and swipe right when they like what they see. one user found she couldn't swipe any direction. while on vacation in san francisco from vermont. >> they said i violated terms of service. and community guidelines. >> she suspects her profile photographs may have offended some users in the bay area. hunting is a family affair. these were the two images on her profile. >> i cropped it in a way there were no weapons or blood
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showing. we're not trophy hunters. we hunt for food. >> she was banned from the app. a user from san francisco took his complaint one step further. >> an individual e-mailed my employer. with screen shots of the profile and saying not nice things. >> we found plen tu of images of men posing with their hunted animals. making gestures and more. none of them have been reported for violating the standard. >> it's really about this double standard that exists. >> we reached out. and a spoke ts person sent a statement saying in part. we have a team dedicated to investigating each report. her account had been reported multiple times. the matter has been resolved and they can use tinder. as for if she wants to date back in the dating app pool. >> i'm not sure. i'll decide that at a later time. >> what she really wants. >> i would like to see the standards change. i want to see equality. what it
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>> interesting question. here's another look at the online poll. >> the question we posed was should images like the woman's with the dead deer be banned from dating app ts? you are saying no way. at least two third says >> the wait is almost over. moving into its new $2 billion hospital in about a week. doing so will require transferring some 250 patients by ambulance. >> we were at the old hospital on california street. for practice move. they spent years preparing for the moment. 200 personnel will transfer patients to the campus. including nurses and therapists. >> every single detail we have thought of from how to handle patients individual needs and a wheelchair or interpreter.
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to flight next to them. >> the real transfer happens march 2. no roads will be closed. police will help with traffic flow. >> the women behind the film rome could make history at the ♪ [baby crib musical mobile] millions are still exposed to the dangers of secondhand smoke.
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coming up at 6:00. we're going to take you live to oakland. a look now where union leader are about to give the impressions of day one of the teachers strike there. and what to expect tomorrow. getting set up now. we received new information on sunday's fatal shooting involving a sheriff deputy. why officials just revealed about the case. all coming up in a half hour.
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>> we'll see you then. >> the women of roma could make history if they take home an oscar. >> the award season has been a whirlwind for oscar nominated actresses. the first mexican woman to get the best actress nod. and best picture. up for ten oscars. >> it's been rewarding from day one. making the movie and. reward the way the people the public. the academy recognize and embrace the film. we're already winners. >> great attitude. the film follows a domestic worker and the family she works for in the neighborhood of mechani mexico city. >> print out a ballot and follow along sunday. find it online. >> news anchor will be in hollywood for the oscars starting tomorrow. covering the preparations
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heeding up to the show. the only place you can watch the oscars this sunday at 5:00 p.m. coverage starts at 1:30. tune in. >> she has a lot of good content lined up. >> great dress apparently. >> i don't know which one of the four or five she was choosing from. >> world news tonight is coming up next. >> we appreciate your time. hope to see you again in a half hour. everyone's got to listen to mom. when it comes to reducing the sugar in your family's diet, coke, dr pepper and pepsi hear you. we're working together to do just that. bringing you more great tasting beverages with less sugar or no sugar at all. smaller portion sizes, clear calorie labels and reminders to think balance. because we know mom wants what's best. more beverage choices, smaller portions, less sugar.
5:30 pm tonight, the actor jussie smollett officially charged with a felony. just a short time ago, surrounded by a crush of cameras as he left court. the police superintendent who on live tv today admonished the actor, asking how could he allegedly orchestrate something like this? how could he use a noose? and revealing concern for the true victims of racism and homophobia. and tonight right here, the evidence. the alleged check paid to those two brothers. president trump's long-time adviser, roger stone, hauled before the judge today to explain why he posted an image of that judge with what appeared to be the crosshairs of a gun next to her head. the bombshell development late today in north carolina. the congressional race. were they filling out ballots?


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