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in case something goes down. >> it was meant to serve commuters at half the amount of ridership we're seeing now. >> reporter: that's right. all of the bay area's systems transportations are stretched to the max. so today is just another example of what we have seen in the last year or so and could be seeing again in the future. we'll be talking more about that in the 6:00. back to you, liz. >> it's amazing what a small problem can create such a huge issue. thank you. all this was going on, another problem a power outage in the east bay stopped trains between the bay fair station and castro valley. workers walked the tracks to figure out what caused the outage. turns out a pg&e transformer got overloaded and blew at 2:30 near the bay fair station. power and service were restored an hour later. >> ryan takeo is at the montgomery street station. ryan. >> reporter: that's right. we have been seeing a lot of this today. just folks waiting here for
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bart trains to arrive. the system still recovering. and add to it the giants game let out in the past hour. so that's not going to make this commute home any easier but we have seen a lot of people sitting and waiting for trains to get here heading to the east bay. >> that's a pain in the butt. >> it's ridiculous. >> it's really irritating. >> reporter: bart riders were irritated but could you blame them? the busy morning commute crowd dragged on through the afternoon. >> i didn't know it was going to be this bad. >> reporter: erica left pleasanton for work in the city this morning. she hit a wall at the montgomery station where excruciatingly slow single track service began. >> you have to wait 20 minutes to the next train. >> reporter: it was faster for her to walk. >> he is waiting probably an hour right now. >> reporter: we waited another 20 minutes with james as he waited for his friend mark to come in from orinda. >> what's the time? oh, yeah, 1:20. that's pretty bad. >> i'm from england.
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public transport in england is good. san francisco is behind the times i think. >> reporter: a day full of late arrivals leaving commuters searching for other options. you have to deal with this on the way back, too? >> i'm sure. maybe i can get a friend to pick me up. >> reporter: you could ask a friend of you could call for an uber. but if you do, you would be facing surge pricing. i just checked in the last 10 minutes. and you would pay 1 1/2 times what you would normally pay for uber. that's the demand. live in san francisco at the montgomery street bart station, i'm ryan takeo, kpix 5. now let's take a ok at the transbay terminal in san francisco. we set this camera out one of our employees on her commute home to oakland. at least 50 people waiting in line right now to get on an ac transit bus. muni and ac transit honoring bart tickets by the way. we'll continue to follow the story bring you updates a little later in the newscast. new at 5:00, he is one of san jose's most wanted. a sexual assault suspect who police say is getting more
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aggressive. he first targeted a woman in a public restroom last month then yesterday he forced his way into a teenager's home. just a mile away from that first attack. kpix 5's len ramirez with more on who police are looking for. len. >> reporter: elizabeth, i have covered a lot these stories over the years but police seem particularly concerned today with this suspect because of his boldness because of the fact that he is striking in broad daylight seemingly unconcerned about getting caught. >> reporter: take a good look at the man in these photos. police say he is behind two increasingly brazen sexual assaults on a woman and girl on west side of san jose. >> we need to put a stop to this immediately. we really are concern he is going to strike again. >> reporter: yesterday at 4:00 in the afternoon at casa view and rio vista in stevens creek. the suspect followed a 13-year- old girl home from school to her front door and forced his way inside. the girl fought back and he
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fled. >> actually kind of scary that someone would have the guts to go up to someone's house an try to enter it. we have had robberies here obviously. every neighbor has. but this actually this is outrageous. it isn't for economic reasons but that he wants to sexually assault somebody. >> reporter: he says the suspect's methods were similar when he attacked a 28-year-old woman at a market on april 2. in that case he followed the woman into a public restroom and tried to assault her. she fought back and he ran away. police say he was last seen with a dark messenger bag, black beanie and may be riding a light blue ten speed bike. >> use the power of social media and try to mobilize as a community throughout the whole bay area. somebody knows who this is. somebody needs to call us immediately so we can start doing follow-up and take him off the street. >> reporter: spiking of social media, this neighborhood has already mobilized. they have an email list and they have been communicating with each other about this assault that happened in this neighborhood yesterday afternoon. police are asking anyone with any information about that
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suspect to call police in san jose or dial 911. reporting live in san jose, len ramirez, kpix 5. new at 5:00, a woman accusing a former 49er player of sexual assault is going public. she is filing a lawsuit against ray mcdonald and current 49er linebacker a ahmad brooks. >> reporter: today's lawsuit involves a day and a night of drinking at ray mcdonald's house. the case that san jose police are still looking into. in one part of her lawsuit the woman says that brooks groped her at mcdonald's house in december. tmz reports that the woman claims there is video of what happened. and it will show that attack. the most serious allegations are against mcdonald. she says she slipped by his pool and passed out. she woke up in mcdonald's bed and did not give consent for sex. >> it's important that alleged rape victims and all victims know that they cannot be
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legally bullied and should not be deterred from reporting to the police if they believe that a crime has been committed against them. >> the 49ers have put out a brief response saying they are aware of the report regarding ahmad brooks. they have disappointed and are following the situation. this incident cost mcdonald'sist spot with the team. he is off the 49ers now. he said it and a domestic violence accusation showed poor judgment. it cost him his spot with the team. a smash-and-grab robbery at a boutique store in san francisco last month. take a look at how the suspect peeks into the window of the store on west portal avenue. after checking for witnesses he uses a rock to smash the front door window and enters the store. he then grabs stuff from the back. then on his way out, he grabs what appears to be jewelry from a table in front of the store and then takes off. he is still on the loose tonight. even a priest isn't safe
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when it comes to theft. a 62-year-old priest was sitting outside the san francisco church st. teresa of avila reading his ipad when police say that a suspect came up and grabbed it! while the two struggled over that tablet the priest started yelling for help. the suspect then let go but not without swiping the priest's iphone. the new bay bridge has been plagued with its fair share of problems. and now there's another one to add to the list. caltrans tests found bay water may be seeping into the foundation of the eastern span's tower. and that means the critical anchor rods could be exposed to corrosive water. it's an issue that raises major questions about the long-term integrity of the structure. caltrans is now trying to figure out if the water got inside during construction or if it's an ongoing leak. >> this is the project from hell. i wish we weren't spending the kind of money we're spending after we already spent $6.5 billion to buy the bridge in the first place. >> caltrains was paid $1.3 billion to provide quality
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control during construction. and the mtc says the extra costs for testing and repairs falls back on tollpayers. >> brutally honest about that. the east bay rattled again by a trio of earthquakes. >> got kind of freaked out. >> plenty of people felt t what scientists now say about a chance of a larger quake. [ screaming ] >> a school bus driver's solution to some misbehaving kids. what he did that made terrified parents call nine one. -- 911. >> more sunshine today but if you are in the north bay look north and east. those are thunderheads. the rain may not get here today, but there is a chance of a thunderstorm for parts of the
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folks in concord felt another series of earthquakes this morning. three of them hit within 35 minutes. the first one a magnitude 3.2
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struck at 7 a.m. there were two more about 7:30. the largest a 3.5 quake. kpix 5's anne makovec reports on some of the folks who felt those jolts. >> reporter: freaked out for a little bit. >> reporter: dozens of people reported feeling the earthquake swarm in concord and pleasant hill. >> just kind of a -- a waving action. >> reporter: right afterwards, this man says his mother came to wake him up. >> she said she felt the earthquake this morning and then she heard noise outside and looked out the window right after the earthquake and saw the tree had fallen on our car. >> reporter: luckily, no damage to any vehicles on pleasant hill's doris drive. >> as long as nobody is getting hurt i guess they don't bother me too much. >> reporter: a 3.6 earthquake struck the same area sunday afternoon and at least 8 aftershocks were reported so far. scientists say the concord fault which runs through concord to suisun bay could do major damage in the east bay.
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>> while these events don't necessarily relieve pressure, what they do is give us information about what's going on and now we know a lot more about this fault. >> reporter: as for the residents rattled? >> we're in earthquake country and you take it in stride. >> reporter: geologists say there is a 3 to 4% chance of a 6.7 magnitude quake or greater on this fault, the concord fault, in the next 30 years. in pleasant hill, anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> the whale that was beached at the pacifica may have died after being hit by a ship. biologists conducted a necropsy today. they found injuries of blunt- force trauma. the 42-foot adult female had four broken vertebrae and a broken rib and internal bleeding. the humpback whale was beached yesterday morning. it's the second one in three weeks to wash ashore in pacifica. chaos on a school bus! [ screaming ] >> a camera captures the screaming kids and upset parents. the fallout after a bus driver
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tries to punish his passengers. >> champion or cheater? a scathing report sets the record straight on "deflate- gate." it could spell serious trouble for tom brady.
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hillary clinton is stopping by the homes of bay area billionaires and big donors this week. she is in san francisco today for two major private fundraisers in between the events clinton scheduling a last-minute photo op with mayor ed lee. they met for tea in chinatown. she will be back in silicon valley on friday for another big donor event. and here's a look at who is hosting her. billionaire environmental activist tom steyer held a luncheon at his home this afternoon clinton at the home of a female philanthropist. and on friday ebay ceo will be hosting her. each fundraiser is $2,700 a person. rand paul will be in the bay area this weekend. he will attend a forum in san francisco aimed at millennial voters. paul is also expected to open a campaign office in the city. he wants to build a relationship with the tech industry in the early days of his campaign. the report on the new
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england patriots "deflate-gate" is finally out. and it doesn't look good for quarterback tom brady. the nfl found two patriots staffers likely deflated the team's footballs in the january afc championship game against the colts. it also concluded brady was, quote, generally aware of the tampering. the patriots of course won the game went on to win the super bowl. the record did clear coach bill belichick of any wrongdoing. the copilot who crashed a "germanwings" plane into the french alps did a dry run just hours before. the first official report on the march crash found andreas lubitz practiced the suicide mission on an earlier flight. the officials say lubitz put the plane into descent mode five times in 4 1/2 minutes. then two hours later crashed the same plane killing himself and 149 others. in both flights, lubitz waited until the pilot was out of the cabin. a school bus driver in arizona has resigned after he
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allegedly locked rowdy children on board. [ screaming ] >> help us! >> footage shows the kids screaming for help as the driver refuses to let them off the bus. some parents tried to pry open the doors when the driver suddenly speeds off they call 911. >> the kids are crying. he is actually driving away. with our kids! all our kids on the bus! >> the driver took the children back to their school where he finally let them off. he told officers he felt threatened by the parents. other bay area headlines in san jose, the police department remembered its fallen officers. the photos of all 12 were on display including michael johnson killed in the line of duty this year. the observance comes before national peace officers memorial day on may 15. san francisco police arrest a street vendor after a brawl
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near at&t park last night. two vendors were arguing when one pulled out a knife! the suspect ran away but police quickly arrest him. the victim was taken to the hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries. san jose's land deal with the oakland a's is illegal. a judge ruled the city broke the law by not putting the issue before voters. san jose says it's going to appeal the ruling. the deal gives the team the option to buy land downtown. paul, looks like the skies are relatively clear today. but we have changes? >> mother nature is consolidating moisture in a few spots. she is taking the clouds away today but giving it back tomorrow. warmer weather today but tomorrow we have a tiny more than zero rain chance for the bay area. a lot of sunshine today minimal if any morning cloud cover and fog but with the onshore flow even when it's sunny it's still chilly.
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we will see lots of lightning up and down the sierra tomorrow. it's beginning today just to the north and west of tahoe. out to where mount rose ski resort a few showers south and west of redding in the northern sacramento valley. tonight calm, calm around here upper 40s. oakland 49. fremont 49. san francisco 50. let's talk about what's happening. we had a big thunderstorm maker yesterday in western washington. that is this low pressure area. it is working its way from washington to oregon now crossing the state line into nevada and northeastern california toward weed and mount shasta. this unstable air will arrive tomorrow stick around through friday, as well. this we know for sure: if you look off to the east tomorrow, toward the sierra, you will see a ton of thunderheads. the tops of 30 or 40,000-foot- high clouds that will be yielding rain, thunder and lightning over the sierra. what we're not sure of but there is the chance is that
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some of this unstable of a makes it to the bay area or some of the thunderstorms as they decare and turning into showers may -- as they decay and turning into showers may work their way into the bay area tomorrow. so a two-pronged chance for rain for the eastern parts of the bay area away from the water tomorrow. high pressure will build in for the weekend. but the general onshore flow will be with us temperatures near or below average. a beautiful picture tomorrow morning. not much going on. by tomorrow afternoon, especially south of san jose, higher elevations, even south of morgan hill, and out towards let's say the north bay mountains, mount vaca, mount diablo and the diablo range, 10 or 15% chance of thunderstorms. we may see showers from the leftover showers and thunderstorms pass by overnight into friday morning and another chance of a few showers or storms off to our east on friday. you add it all up it doesn't amount to much. but all it would take is one thunderstorm over the bay area for a few million of us to be
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dealing with lightning or thunder tomorrow and there is a tiny chance of that happening. tonight cool. tomorrow sun and clouds. breezy and cooler for everyone and isolated mountain thunderstorms tomorrow. 70s in oakland tomorrow 4 degrees above average thanks to morning sunshine. santa clara 69. keep your eye to the sky in morgan hill tomorrow. 69 degrees you could see some activity to your south and west. san ramon 71. watch out pittsburg, concord, clayton, walnut creek, you're right around mount diablo, you may have showers tomorrow. san rafael 71. sonoma 73. and especially up in lake county mendocino county you are under an increased risk of a thunderstorm tomorrow. it's not a big chance but certainly worth mentioning because a lot of folks live here. got to bring the kids inside if you hear thunder and there is that chance late tomorrow and also friday. we calm down a little bit sunnier for the weekend a little cloudier in the morning toward knicks week. rare that we get a thunderstorm chance. the rule of thumb we use in our house if you hear then it's
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close enough that lightning could hit, keep the kids inside for 30 minutes, maybe hold off on the baseball game tomorrow night. >> good advice. that's, paul. >> good deal, thank you. back to our top story tonight, a cracked bart rail is causing a nightmare commute all across the bay area! bart trains are up and running again, but the residual delays from earlier today are causing a backup. this is a look at the san leandro bart station. people lining up to get trains back home. every. >> our newsroom staffer fighting to get home on ac transit has a live picture for us and tell us how it's going. how are people handling this? >> reporter: people are fine. they expect it. yes, i can hear you. can you hear me? >> go ahead. >> reporter: can you hear me? >> yes, go ahead. >> reporter: people seem to be fine right now. i have been here -- [ pause ] >> reporter: i have been here since 4:30. the line seems to be getting better. i talk to a couple of people who said they have been waiting
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about 30 to 45 minutes just to get on a bus. but right now these are line going towards el cerrito and richmond, not too bad right now. and the lines to go towards oakland downtown do not seem too bad. so right now we're seeing some better results. >> okay. good deal. everybody has to be patient earlier in the day. bart has said find alternate transportation. they didn't expect the trains to be running but they are so that's good news. coming up, cash incentives for killing your lawn. how you can get a drought friendly makeover for free.
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california's drought is driving some water districts to step up the rewards to customers who save water. kpix 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts on the newest crop
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of insenttives. >> reporter: it's more brown than green and hasn't been watered for months but in san francisco, an ugly lawn could pay off. >> brown is the new green. >> reporter: the city's offering free drought-tolerant landscaping to the winner of its ugliest yard contest. >> the way you change people's behavior has to be more than just a stick. there's also the carrot. >> reporter: and it turns out there's a need for more carrots. >> i'm not getting rich. >> reporter: ann weinberg of alameda got about $100 for removing her 200-square-foot front lawn a drop in the bucket compared to the $3,200 cost of the project. but incentives from some water agencies are growing. the contra costa water district now pays homeowners $2 for every square foot of lawn they get rid of. homeowners in palo alto and morgan hill can get 3. and in pacifica, it's up to 4. that's $2,000 for an average sized lawn. at both the contra costa and menlo park water districts, they are offering free or reduced costs consultations with a landscape architect. but it's not just the water
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district's offering incentives. a southern california landscaping company called turf terminators is offering to do the entire job for free. though it keeps the rebate that would normally go to the homeowners and it's only in l.a. for now. this company in modesto however is removing lawns for free as long as you use them to replace it and removal alone can cost more than $500 and take several weeks. >> i have some lavender. >> reporter: but many say the biggest reward is saving water. and the biggest incentive of all. >> it can be done. >> reporter: you'll find more information about the incentive programs on our website, just click "links and numbers." you know, water districts all over say they are seeing record numbers of lawn replacements more in the first four months of this year than all of last year. >> i think some mental thing. once you get past the not having the big green lawn you're okay with it. >> right. >> reporter: i think most people -- even if you're not water-conscious, eventually it's going to be you're the only one left with the lawn. >>
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jamie wanted a taste of the real new orleans and we just couldn't say no to that face. then we wanted more of that local flavor so betty says... oh yeah, that's betty. you're going to want to do this alligator thing. and betty didn't lead us wrong. a little later we passed some dancing. and who doesn't like dancing? especially when it's followed by fireworks everyone's nola is different. follow yours. i'm veronica de la cruz in the kpix 5 newsroom. new at 6:00 tonight, plenty of talk about the raiders moving to southern california. but only on "5", we have learned about a multi-million dollar plan that could be a sign they are not going anywhere. that and more at 6:00. >> thank you. thanks for watching us at 5:00. the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is coming up
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next. and remember the latest news and weather are always on our website, captions by: caption colorado >> pelley: deflate-gate, tonight the final report concludes that it's probable that members of the new england patriots cheated in the a.f.c. championship. what did quarterback tom brady know? also tonight, severe storms, including tornadoes, threaten the plain states. a cbs news investigation-- taxpayers paying hundreds of millions of dollars for dubious drugs for wounded vets. >> reporter: what you're saying is you were doing something wrong? >> uh, i couldn't disagree with that. >> pelley: and they sing like angels after battling their demons. >> as soon as i heard those people, i knew i was connected. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with s


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