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manufacturers. president trump also signed an executive order to expedite environmental reviews. in an earlier meeting with auto executives, the president promised it would be easier to get manufacturing permits. >> i am to a large extent an environmentalist. i believe in it. but it's out of control. and we're going to make a very short process. >> reporter: as mr. trump moves forward with his agenda, he still is talking about the presidential election results telling lawmakers he lost the popular vote because 3 to 5 million immigrants living in the country cast illegal ballots. >> it's a belief he maintained for a while a concern that he has about voter fraud. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan also responded to the allegations of voter fraud. >> i have seen no evidence to that effect. i have made that very, very clear. >> reporter: late tuesday afternoon, president trump hosted top senators at the white house to talk about the supreme court seat left vacant by the death of justice antonin scalia. the president announced he
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planned to nominate a replacement next week. cbs news has learned that trump has narrowed down the list to two appeals court judges. they are conservatives. charles schumer wants someone mainstream and promises democrats will fight against a conservative. >> you touched on this for a moment the issue of voter fraud which seemed to dominate today's press conference. did press secretary sean spicer mention what the white house is going to do about this if anything? >> reporter: spicer took so many questions about this very topic because we want to know where these allegations are coming from. what information is president trump referring to when he says there's this widespread voter fraud and spicer didn't provide any details. but he did say the president believes what he believes.
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and then eventually he said, an investigation is possible. but right now, there is not one in the works. >> thank you. while president trump was at the white house some of his cabinet nominees were back in front of the senate for confirmation hearings. south carolina governor nikki haley was confirmed this afternoon as u.n. ambassador. meantime, the senate judiciary committee wants more time before voting on attorney general pick. alabnator jeff sessions has denied for decades allegations of racism and pledged to maintain freedom and equality for everyone if confirmed. california senator dianne feinstein formally requested a delay on the vote earlier today. >> we are being asked to evaluate the nomination of our next attorney general who is charged with enforcing the law and unholding the protections women have fought so hard to
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secure. >> many, many millions of americans are deeply concerned about what the future will bring. that's a hallmark of what happened this past saturday in the march. >> after the delay, senator feinstein met with president trump and other senate leaders at the white house. back on capitol hill, votes were also originally scheduled today on the nominees for energy secretary and interior secretary but those votes were also postponed. senator feinstein met with the president, dozens rallied outsider her office. many people were chanting and carrying signs that criticized the nominees. the rally was one of several planned nationwide today by >> disgusting with what's happened to our country and we're here today [ indiscernible ] cabinet appointees by trump. they are multimillionaires. they almost all have positions on -- against what they have
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been nominated for. >> this morning, in front of city hall, all six women who represent san francisco as supervisors vowed to fight to protect women's health services this one day after trumpch president trump issued an executive order that bans the use of federal funding for providers outside the u.s. to discuss abortion as a family planning option. california governor jerry brown delivered his state of the state address today in sacramento. the governor hit president trump on immigration and climate change. allen martin reports. >> reporter: he didn't mention the president by name but he didn't have to. there was no doubt who the governor was taking swings at. we know that jerry brown can be feisty but today he came off sounding like a fighter ready for the fight! >> california's not turning back!! not now, not ever! his truth is marching on!! >> reporter: from the battle hymn of the republic to woodie guthrie. >> this land is your land. this land is my land. >> reporter: to english poet
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john dunn. >> no man is an island entire of itself. >> reporter: he channeled them all in his 16 minute speech calling california the great exception that it is, brown pointed to uncertain times and promised to defend the state on immigration. >> and let me be clear, we will defend everybody, every man, woman and child who has come here for a better life and has contributed to the well-being of our state. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: and the environment. >> whatever they do in washington, they can't change the facts. and these are the facts. the climate is changing. the temperatures are rising. and so are the oceans. >> reporter: then he changed course agreeing to work with the president spending money on infrastructure. >> and, in fact, he met with several labor leaders yesterday and committed to a $1.000000000000 investment in public works across america and i say amen to that, man. amen to that, brother. $1trillion. >> reporter: then switching back to the facts versus opinion theme, he quote another
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great scholar. >> as [ indiscernible ] said the famous dutch jurist very long ago, even god cannot cause two times two not to be four. >> now, the governor also outlined california's accomplishments the past seven years cutting employment by more than half leading the fight against climate change and providing health insurance to five million more americans. no mention today though of his budget and the projected $1.6 billion deficit. also today at the state capital, javier becerra was sworn in as california's first latino attorney general. he replaces kamala harris who is now in the u.s. senate. becerra has vowed to defend the state's liberal policies against president trump and congress. a fire in the library annex at san francisco state university. the annex has been evacuated now. firefighters are on scene. just a minute ago we heard the fire is under control.
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the library annex is on north state drive near the mall. we haven't heard how it started or if anybody was injured there. we'll kind posted on anything that comes up. new at 5:00 a sad choice in the search for a missing 18- year-old driver whose car went into the alameda creek. today crews recovered the car but no sign of the young woman. the search area is expanding to include the entire length of the alameda creek all the way to the san francisco bay. kpix 5's john ramos on evidence the teenager desperately tried to escape her submerged car. >> reporter: for four days authorities have been searching niles canyon trying to find a missing young woman named jayda jenkins of tracy whose car was found yesterday upside-down in the rushing water. >> we came in came here with the best of intentions to do this recovery operation. we were hopeful, we were optimistic, that we could do this recovery today. >> reporter: the car became accessible today after flow was
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reduced to two dams upstream. when the vehicle was pulled to shore the news was worse. >> once we recovered the vehicle. we looked inside and were unable to find our missing person. i can't tell you how disappointed we are right now. >> reporter: they say her seatbelt was unbuckled. she possibly escaped the car. they vow to search from point of entry to the bay if necessary. jayda's family and friends have been part of the search and spotted the car. >> until i find her, she is coming home. it's not that she is not. she is coming home. >> reporter: but that effort will be more difficult because water managers at del valle and calaveras reservoirs say they can't hold back any more runoff and at dusk the spillways will again be opened. >> so we're running out of -- of time and daylight. so that's what we're doing now
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is we're maximizing our time. >> reporter: in fremont, john ramos, kpix 5. >> jenkins was studying to a social worker. her school issued a statement saying its community is praying for a miracle. this just in. 7 people hospitalized after a serious automobile accident in oakley. chopper 5 over the scene just a few minutes ago. two vehicles involved there. you can see the front of one of the cars was completely smashed in. five of the victims are high school students. we are told it happened in front of freedom high school about 3:30 this afternoon. officials say there have been crashes at this intersection in the past. well, the storms are done for now. but the damage is everywhere on our roads. >> bay area drivers are in for a bumpy ride as a result. potholes turned streets and highways into mine fields. >> kpix 5 reporter kiet do on the rules when it comes to who pays for these pothole repairs. kiet. >> reporter: yeah. most of the time it's you and
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me that pay for our own potholes. here in the bay area we have some of the highest repair bills in the nation at about $1,000 per vehicle per year. but there is a way that you might be able to get caltrans to cover some of that cost. at calderon tire in san jose potholes mean business is rolling right along. lewis dixon hit a pothole on an exit ramp off highway 17 and shredded his tire. the repair will cost him $250. >> i didn't have a wreck after hitting that hole. i almost lost control of the car. >> reporter: which brings us to a program that few people know about where drivers can file a damage claim against caltrans. caltrans says, if you feel that you have lost money or property and a result of any action or inaction by caltrans, and your claim is for $10,000 or less, you can file your claim directly with caltrans. you have to get two repair estimates and then wait 45 days
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for processing. caltrans says each case is taken on a case-by-case basis and the damage from new potholes likely will not get covered. >> if somebody hit a pothole, say, 15 minutes after it developed, then, you know, that's certainly not our fault. but if it's been out there for most of the time, then that's another question. >> reporter: for lewis, he is in too much of a rush and filing a claim is too much trouble. he will let it go -- this time. >> we pray for rain. we need the water. and i say, this is one of the prices you have to pay for no long suffering with the drought. >> reporter: and so back in 2015, caltrans got about 4,000 claim requests. they approved about 10% of them. if you file a claim you can appeal but it will probably get into small claims court. kiet do, kpix 5. a member of the ski patrol from squaw valley was killed this morning. it was an accident above the
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resort. investigators say 42-year-old man was killed while handling explosives at the top of gold coast ridge. they are reducing avalanche threats. he was killed by the detonation. heavy snow is causing problems across yosemite valley. park rangers say the stormy weather has been causing trees to fall all around the park. slick road conditions forced ski and snowboard area in badger pass to shut down today. people are being urged to stay off the roads. there's so much snow in the sierra nevada right now that crews are running out of places to dump it. a big storm dumped 20 inches in tahoe city over the weekend. plow drivers have been working hard to clear snow from the roads but now the big problem they are having is they are running out of space to put it. mountains of snow. the city's public utilities department is working to try to find a new storage spot. >> i think it's nice to have that problem though, right? >> it's good to have the problem, yeah, i mean, there's
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no quick way out of a drought except the way we're going right now, right, paul? >> there's a ton of snow in the mountains and paul is going to let us know if there's even more on the way. >> typically a big drought ends with an equally large flood and we have a flood of snow if there is such a thing over the past couple of weeks. california snowpack for the entire state is 197% of average. nearly double what we typically have this time of the year and we're actually railroad ahead of what we expect the snowpack to be in april. now, look at some of the individual ski resorts. mount rose has received 461 inches of snow this year. >> wow. >> boreal more than 400. "sierra at tahoe" 330. a lot of snow. we are getting a break. talk about how long coming up. >> all right. thank you, paul. coming up, mountains of trash and debris being pulled from the water. how the recent rains are causing a huge mess and impacting ferry transit across the bay. >> plus, burglars using power tools to cut open a locked storage shed. what they made off with and the damage they left behind.
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>> and the oscar nominations are in. what's special about this year's pool of nominees that hasn't been seen in a decade. ,, ,,,,
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area. but as kpix 5's don ford shows us.. the trouble runs much deeper the water in san francisco bay, san pablo bay, wherever you look right now cloudy because all the storms that blew through the bay area all that silt. but as kpix 5's don ford shows you the trouble runs much deeper than just muddy water. >> there was definitely prop contact, propeller a boat contact right here and then maybe right here. >> reporter: he points to where this giant log was hit several times by an unknown boat before he and his army corps of engineers came and pulled it from the bay. this huge pile of giant trees is getting larger by the day. all washed down into the bay by
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flooding. >> everything that's in this pile and that pile over there came off the john dillard in the last two weeks, two weeks. >> reporter: the john dillard is one of two highly specialize the boats equipped with cranes that are trying to keep the shipping lanes clear of debris and it's a big job. >> our biggest concerns i think are the ferries that travel about 30 knots. >> reporter: oh, yeah. >> got about 300 people on board. >> reporter: wow. ferry captains are on high alert for debris. they travel before dawn and after dark. so avoiding debris can be very hard. and this is what happens when a ferry accidentally hits a submerged log. in this case, a giant propeller was damaged. >> hopefully it will be back in the next couple of days. we had to put two brand-new propellers on it. >> reporter: it's not just giant trees and logs that the corps of engineers is finding in the bay. there's a lot of unbelievable stuff out there, as well. >> you get a lot of refrigerators. >> reporter: refrigerators ? >> yeah. and most of them still have food in 'em. >> reporter: ew!
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>> yeah. [ laughter ] >> reporter: in sausalito, don ford, kpix 5. a 15-year-old boy is the victim of alameda county's first homicide of the year. authorities say he was killed in a drive-by shooting last night along princeton street and smalley avenue in hayward. we're learning the victim has been identified as lamar murphy. these are photos from his facebook page. he was pronounced dead at the scene. it was raining at the time of the shooting. so investigators say they have been having a hard time tracking down witnesses. right now santa cruz police searching for three thieves who used a concrete saw to cut their way into a storage shed. these surveillance photos showed sparks flying as the masked men removed the doors, stealing landscaping equipment yesterday morning early, at the [ indiscernible ] de la vega parks and rec department. they caused about $2,000 worth of property damage.
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stanford university football fans are in for a huge sticker shock next season. the university jacking up season ticket prices almost 200%. we crunched the numbers. normally a season ticket goes for about $500. now fans have to pay an additional $1,000 per seat with six home games that comes out to about 250 bucks a game. >> 200%, that's too much. that's too much. unless the game is going to be 200% better. last year was kind of -- i mean, we didn't get into the rose bowl. >> according to a national cbs sports report, college football attendance was down across the board last season. ♪[ music ] did you enjoy it? rain-free for the first time in a long time. it's been very wet throughout the bay area for the month of january. but we're dry now. will we stay dry all the way through the weekend? an update on that thursday rain chance coming up. >> coming up all new at 6:00 tonight, we are getting our first look at mudslides and storm damage that have closed
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stretches of scenic highway 1. the epic clean-up under way along the coast. ,,
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good evening to you. weather is calming down. surf is now calming down. the high surf advisory is done. we see less angry of a sea and current temperatures right now in the upper 40s to low 50s. oakland at 52. livermore you're checking in at 48 degrees. san jose 52. santa rosa 53. and we are scanning 300 miles in any direction from san francisco. we are coming up dry. that has not happened in a long time. chilly night tonight, foggy away from the water. maybe even some freezing fog in napa valley towards sonoma valley, as well. santa rosa 31. napa 32. out toward cordelia and fairfield 32. san jose 36. so chilly cloudy foggy start but things are changing. a much-needed break here. the low pressure system that yesterday gave us widespread showers with some hail is now causing snow in colorado and moving way from us. there is a ridge of high pressure which is building in. it's going to give us dry
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weather for several days but 4 hours ago we were talking about one fly in the ointment a rain chance coming up on thursday. i'm happy to report because we don't need any rainfall for the time being, that moisture will stay well to our north and west and not only will it be rain- free on thursday, most of the day will also be cloud-free. so we are going to be dry for a while. that represented the final rain chance for the entire month of january. because by the time we hit saturday, a ridge of high pressure not close, sitting directly over the bay area which means sunshine in many spots, many of us will enjoy temperatures in the low to mid- 60s. that's coming up this weekend. tomorrow, wednesday, mid-50s, vallejo 54. redwood city 56. san jose 57. santa rosa 53. and your extended forecast, calling for only a slight increase in clouds on thursday. mid- to upper 50s there. friday we're steady and milder. weekend 60s saturday and sunday. and the next rain chance is not until next tuesday night. that will be mainly for the north bay. so we are going seven days
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without a rain chance. that's your kpix 5 forecast. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ard nominatio
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are in... and one film is already making history. "la la land" has scored a record did your favorite film make the cut? the academy award nominations are in and the winner is? one film is already making history. >> yes. "la la land." it got 14 nominations. danielle nottingham reports on the oscars from los angeles. >> reporter: the musical romance "la la land" leads the
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oscar race with 14 nominations a tie for the most nods ever. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: the film has been a hollywood favorite from the start tapping into traditions of cinema's golden age. the other contenders for best motion picture show a diverse field including arrival, denzel washington's fences, and "hacksaw ridge," which also scored a director nomination for mel gibson ending his 10- year exile for comments. >> interesting that hollywood has essentially i guess forgiven mel gibson. >> reporter: also nominated for best picture, hell or high water, hidden figures, lion, manchester by the sea, and moonlight about a young black man who struggles with identity growing up in a poor miami neighborhood. nominees for best actress are natalie portman, emma stone and meryl streep for lawrence foster jenkins, among others.
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amy adams was left off the list for arrival although the film got 8 nominations overall. the awards will be given in hollywood on february 26 with jimmy kimmel has host. the nominees for lead actor are ... >> reporter: best actor nods went to casey affleck, andrew garfield, ryan gosling, viggo mortenson and denzel washington for fences. >> but why do you think that is? >> it's the most diverse field in a decade. danielle nottingham, cbs news, los angeles. >> so you saw "la la land." you said it was good? >> i saw most of them, yeah. >> really? >> yeah. i did not have -- [ overlapping speakers ] >> it was good. >> you're lying. [ laughter ] >> that's it for kpix 5 news at 5:00. the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> allen and veronica will be here at 6:00 with movie reviews. >> and the latest news and weather, always on see you then.
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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: the president doubles down on a falsehood. mr. trump says millions -- voted illegally but in 50 states they say it didn't happen. >> i would urge the president not to -- >> pelley: also tonight, mr. trump signs off on oil pipelines and presses auto executives for more jobs. a new hd satellite. >> a resolution with a higher speed will actually allow us to see events in real-time. >> pelley: and the oscar nominations are out. >> quite a few women -


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