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president trump. he failed to deliver on one of his biggest campaign promises: live from the cbs bay area studios this is kpix5 news. tonight a major defeat for president trump. he failed to deliver on one of his biggest campaign promises, getting rid of obamacare. good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm ken bastida. kpix5's cate cauguiran shows us tonight the president is pointing the finger at democrats. >> well, president trump promised americans he would be able to negotiate better than any politician, but in this case he failed to do that and tonight he's passing the buck. >> i've been saying for the last year and a half that the best thing we can do
politically speaking is let obamacare explode. >> tonight obamacare is still in place at least for now. the president says democratic leaders are to blame. >> i think the losers are nancy pelosi and chuck schumer because now they own obamacare. they own it. >> for house speaker paul ryan who has spent seven years railing against the affordable care act, it was devastating. >> obamacare is the law of the land. it's going to remain the law of the land until it's replaced. we'll be living with obamacare for the foreseeable future. >> the decision to pull the healthcare came after a three month republican blitz. we spoke with cbs face the nation host john dickerson. >> reporter: how big of a defeat is this? >> it's a big defeat for the president and speaker of the house, paul ryan. it's not unheard of, but it is a big defeat for a president who came to washington promising two things. this was a test of marketing and negotiation and on both of those the president came up short. >> many conservatives opposed
the bill because it didn't go far enough to repeal obamacare, but some moderate republicans say it went two far and could leave 24 million americans without health insurance over the next decade. today the president promised the next gop would be better once as he predicts obamacare collapses. >> at the heart of this is this idea that there will be enough pain that people will come to the bargaining table and i think that's a difficult political position to hold onto. >> ken jacobs with uc berkeley labor center has been studying the impact to california if the gop bill had passed. >> healthcare costs are much higher in the bay area than the country as a whole. we could have seen costs go up very, very high. the effects of this bill could have meant 3.7 million californians losing access to medicaid. 500,000 here in the bay area. >> jacob said california had a lot to lose, even though obamacare is still in place, he is concerned about the current administration's let it burn
attitude. >> knowing that their actions will have a big impact on how stable it is going forward is really disturbing. cate 5 >> the labor center estimates obamacare saved 2800 lives in california a year. cate cauguiran, kpix5. tonight a new poll by cbs news finds more than 3/5 of voters surveyed disapprove of how president trump has been handling the healthcare issue. only 29% approve. tonight top democrats are savoring the moment. >> today is a great day for our country. it's a victory. what happened on the floor is a victory for the american people. >> the failure is completely among the republicans. president trump and the congress. they weren't even trying to get democrats involved. >> and here's a look tonight at tomorrow's front page of the new york post. the headline, "is there a doctor in the house?" we are following breaking news in the east bay right now, a fire tore through an apartment complex in pleasant
hill on contra costa boulevard near bill's ace hardware. nobody was hurt, but sadly two dogs passed away. the red cross is assisting 10 people who were displaced. a woman who lives nearby described the scene for us. >> the whole building was on fire like the front, the side. there's a giant tree and it was insane. >> reporter: you saw people kind of coming out? >> people were already way back here. we were here before these lines were put up and it was just chaos. there were cops and firefighters, ambulances. >> right now firefighters are mopping up the mess. they just told us it started as an accidental cooking fire in one of the two front units. both of those units are now uninhabitable. here's a live look outside in san francisco right now, most of the bay area drying out from today's storm, but the wet weather is not over yet. earlier today drivers got caught in these kinds of downpours in the south bay as the strongest storm of the week
soaked the bay area. kpix5's chief meteorologist paul deanno shows us it's still raining now in some places. >> the front cleared about 3:00 we got a break, but still some isolated scattered showers on the radar right now including marin county and a few that may head right toward san francisco. where it's raining currently, north of san rafael, south of novato, passing through petaluma, a few showers for american canyon and vallejo and tiburon getting a few showers. a lot of rain in the north bay, mount tam 2 inches of rainfall in the last 24 hours and san jose .1-inch of rainfall, so much less in the south bay. we have the front. it has moved through. we're looking much drier with one exception and that exception will fall over the weekend. we'll talk about some shower chances then coming up in a few minutes. >> thanks, paul. in pleasanton backyards are
crumbling tonight as a nearby creek continues to eat away and threaten homes. jessica flores shows us all the rain we got today is not helping. >> reporter: another round of rain and more worry for some homeowners here in pleasanton time it rains they're watching the edge of their backyard hoping it doesn't crumble away any more. just 5 feet of grass and red danger tape standing between the backyard pool and the creek below. the rushing water already swallowed a chunk of the yard. >> every second it just keeps going away. we've probably lost 20 feet by now. >> reporter: the pleasanton backyard starting eroding away during last month's winter storms. today the homeowners are still on edge hoping every bit of wet weather doesn't flood the creek below and force water toward their property. as creek levels ticked up, roads got soaked. this car overturned in the slippery mess on highway 17. the driver says he thinks he
hit sliding rocks. while the wet skies made trouble for some, others welcomed the rain. >> it's a good day to run. as long as you keep warm, it's okay. >> reporter: back in pleasanton the creek current is steady. this new wall is helping keep the water away from the eroding backyard. there are also sandbags placed below, but the homeowners here are waiting for permanent repairs. i'm jessica flores, kpix5. tonight we're getting our first look at the man arrested for quadruple murder in sacramento. 56-year-old salvador vasquez- oliva is being held in connection to the four murders that happened in the south land park area of sacramento. police say a worried family member called 911 early yesterday morning asking for officers to do a welfare check at vasquez's home.
when officers went inside, they discovered the four bodies. police say two victims were children. neighbors say one of the adult victims was their mother. another fa they tell our sister station in sacramento vasquez lived at the home with his wife, two children and another family member. officers have not commented on the re quez and >> moved here two years ago and we welcomed the kids. you know, we loved kids. it's really breaks my heartton there are children involved. >> officers have not commented on the relationship between vasquez and the victims. none of the victims' names have been released. tonight a uc berkeley investigation finds the chancellor violated university ethics rules all to stay in shape. chancellor nicholas dirks used investigators hired by the uc president found that cal chancellor nicholas dirks used improper freebies including membership at a fitness center, personal training sessions and the transfer of exercise equipment to his home. ork obligations. dirks has now paid uc rules bar employees from
unauthorized use of campus resources or from mixing private interests with work obligations. dirks has now paid for those perks and he'll be stepping down in june. the list of major companies boycotting youtube is growing tonight. pepsico, wal-mart and starbucks have yanked their ads now, this after at&t, verizon, volkswagen and others pulled their ads earlier this week. the companies are upset that their ads sometimes appear alongside offensive videos. for google hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue could be at stake. it has already apologized and promised to fick the problem. a b.a.r.t. extension -- fix the problem. a b.a.r.t. extension decades in the making finally opens tomorrow in the east bay. cbs5's veronica de la cruz is here now with the news lots of people in fremont have been waiting for for a long time. >> that's right. the warm springs b.a.r.t. station opens tomorrow morning for the first time. the first train will roll in bright and early around 7:00 in the morning. the new extension shuttles
commuters an extra 5 miles from the fremont station to the new warm springs station in south fremont. plans were first drawn up in the early '90s. today b.a.r.t. held a ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. completion was supposed to be three years ago, but b.a.r.t. ran into huge delays. the new station has a big 2,000 space parking lot with dozens of electric vehicle stations. it is also expected to help congestion on surrounding freeways. ou're part of t ay or not you >> they'll have an alternative to getting on 880 and 680 and in the future it's a big deal because this will eventually connect to silicon valley. >> you're part of the traffic if you're part of the south bay or not. >> 25 years later we're finally going to open the station. >> b.a.r.t. said the project came in at more than $100 million under budget. passengers are expected to use the station during the
workweek. we'll have a crew when the first train rolls into the station tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. departure times on the fremont line will be slightly adjusted because of this new stop. veronica de la cruz, kpix5. as punishment for the san bruno pipeline explosion, pg&e is publicly shaming itself. tonight we'll show you the apology ads. >> and what is that smell? there's a mysterious new scent in this bay area neighborhood. tonight we track down where it's coming from. >> she won the world cup and tore off her shirt, tonight the national honor for san jose's soccer superstar. ,,,,,,,,
dozens of homes were destroyed. pg&e is taking the blame for it in a very public way. >> on september 9th, 2010, pg&e learned a tragic lesson we can never forget. >> you'll be seeing these videos for the next few months, apology ads from pg&e. they identify the tragedy. >> this gas pipeline ruptured in san bruno. the explosion and fire killed eight people. >> apologize. >> we are deeply sorry. >> and identify what the company is doing to prevent another explosion. >> actions can make pg&e safer. >> but the videos are not voluntarily. connie jackson, the san bruno city manager. >> pg&e is required as a condition of their probation to place television advertising . >> it was right here at the northern district of california courthouse where a jury found pg&e guilty of six counts of violating federal law including one court document of obstructing the national transportation safety board investigation into the blast. as parts of its sentence, the
judge ordered the company for three months to air television commercials spending up to the cost of $3 million. the order doesn't require pg&e to apologize in the videos, but they do. >> we are deeply sorry. >> san bruno has heard a lot of apologies from pg&e over these last 6 1/2 years and i think i can say that this one actually does begin to ring a little bit more true. we hope that this is the really truly beginning of the transformation that needs to happen. >> very strange circumstance where you're putting an advertisement on that you're compelled to put out there with an apology with negative news. >> pj johnson is a crisis communication consultant and said pg&e did the right thing. >> the way they handled which was to go right at the subject makes it more compelling and therefore, will be better off for pg&e in the long run. >> melissa caen, kpix5. >> we contacted pg&e repeatedly
today to find out whether rate payers will pay for those ads. so far we received no answer from the utility. police say a prowler who has been trying to break into cars is on the loose in north berkeley. early sunday security cameras captured images of a man trying to open car doors. he walked into a backyard on spruce street. there he is, the suspect wearing a dark jacket, jeans and a black baseball cap. he's about 5' 8, probably in his 40s. the man walks with a slight limp and may be linked to other property crimes. a lot of people have walked around san francisco wondering what's that smell? it's nice. kpix5's susie steimle says tonight the mystery is solved. >> reporter: it's no secret the streets of san francisco can have an unpleasant aroma. >> so it can smell like urine. >> reporter: thanks to mother nature, some areas of the tenderloin and the mission are coming up smelling --
>> a lot like orange blossoms. >> reporter: they're called victorian box trees. friends of the urban forest helped strategically plant these trees around the city to help mitigate bad smells. >> we recommend these for areas that might not have the most beautiful smell throughout the day. >> reporter: much like the mission where they thrive, these trees blossom at night. >> there's a lot of plants and trees that are pollinated in the daytime. well, this may be a way for it not have to compete with all the daytime activity. >> reporter: arborists say we're noticing them more this year because they barely bloomed during the drought. there are 5,395 of these trees in san francisco helping nip some city smells in the bud. >> these trees are at the tail end of their full bloom. so you only have a little bit more time to get out there and breathe it all in. in san francisco susie steimle, kpix5. tonight oakland mayor libby schaaf is throwing a hail mary of sorts to try to he could the raiders from moving to las vegas.
she sent a letter to the nfl commissioner ahead of monday's ownership meeting which will determine if the raiders will receive approval to relocate. the letter included these plans for a new 55,000 seat stadium. it would sit in the southwest corner of the current coliseum site. schaaf says the $1.3 billion plan is fully financed and also calls for new developments and a new transit hub. >> we have already done the work to rezone and do the environmental clearance not just for the new stadium, but for the ancillary development. not only have we put together all of the financialing to build a stadium without as much debt burden on the raiders themselves, but we have a more economical stadium because we do not need the roof. >> what are the nfl owners going to do? i'll be at the nfl owners meeting in arizona monday and i'll have a live report from phoenix coming up at 5:00 and 6:00.
a special honor tonight for a bay area woman behind an iconic moment in sports history. soccer star brandi chastain was inducted into the national soccer hall of fame. kpix5's betty yu was there. >> reporter: it was a fitting ceremony for a hometown soccer star. >> i feel like it's serendipity that we're here in san jose, that we're about to go into the stadium where the san jose earthquakes play to up 0 the national team because this is my home. >> reporter: brandi chastain won two world cups and two olympic gold medals with the u.s. national team, but this was her biggest moment at the women's world cup in 1999. after her penalty kick won the game she tore off her jersey, something more common among male athletes. >> reporter: did it happen just spur of the moment? >> no. i obviously wasn't thinking much about that. >> reporter: but she used the attention from it all to promote female empowerment in the sport. >> i'm hoping everybody who was
either there and saw it live, watched it on television feels as responsible for the growth of women's soccer in this country and soccer as a whole. >> reporter: during her speech she thanked her late parents and family for her support and her former coach for changing her position to defender. >> i think we would all benefit for seeing changes in opportunity and growth and development and for new adventure and you allowed me to see that lesson. >> reporter: in retirement brandi is coaching and changing lives of many young players she's never met. >> brandi chastain showed that anyone can be a professional not just soccer, but sports player. >> reporter: michael reed was at that famous game nearly 20 years ago. >> i mean that whole group did amazing things to put women in the spotlight. >> reporter: in san jose betty yu, kpix5. >> elizabeth was there. >> i was. we have a victory over the weekend. about 75% of it will be dry
including tomorrow. kpix5 hi-def doppler, still pouring around mop ray and hollister, a -- monterey and hollister, a few heavier showers over marin county heading toward vallejo, american canyon and napa. a lot of activities this weekend. the good guys get together both tomorrow and sunday. we're dry saturday, could be a few showers late day sunday, low to mid-60s. the rock and roll half marathon early this year this sunday in san francisco, mainly cloudy skies. most, if not all the race, will be done before any showers move through. one more chance of rain, the big rainfall that we had this morning, upwards of 2 inches of rain for the north bay. that moved out. the front is gone. we have one more chance of showers off to the west. it will be a glancing blow, likely a .1-inch of rain or less, so not much. tomorrow morning we're cloudy but dry. tomorrow evening we're mainly clear, a lot sunnier tomorrow
afternoon. sunday we'll be cloudy come sunday morning but no rain yet. showers will move in about 4:00 to 6:00 in the evening, quickly in and out, not a storm, just a front moving through. by monday morning the sunshine is back and get used to the sunshine and warmer weather because we have a blocking ridge of high pressure which will move in keeping all the storms to our north. we get to enjoy blue skies for most, if not all of next week. so any isolated showers are going to be over tonight, dry and pleasant tomorrow with some showers late in the day sunday. so most of your weekend is dry. next week a lot sunnier and warmer and mainly dry. concord 65 degrees, 66 in fairfield, redwood city 65, san jose 66 and santa rosa 63 degrees and a dry saturday. showers late sunday and that is it. monday through friday of next week mid-60s near the bay, low to mid-70s inland and upper 50s to low 60s at the coast. we are drying out. over to dennis. palm, warriors trying to
more than a car, it's a subaru. closed captioning for this newscast is sponsored by living spaces. e title..standing in their way: mission high school is hoping to become the first san francisco public high school to win a state title, but standing in their way, villa park of orange county. mission fans jacked out of their minds in sacramento this evening. bears led by 7 late in the 4th, but then it's a one point game. spartans would later tie and we went to overtime in. overtime mission's harris with the dunk in the final seconds. he had 31 points. the bears win 82-75, the first san francisco public high school to win a state title. >> and then you're going to get up into the stands. hey! >> reporter: what does it say about mission basketball to be
the first san francisco public school to hoist a trophy like that? >> we'll try to be the second as well. hills. moraga's campolindo lost to rosary academy 62-45 >> although today palo alto east side girls won their division and in the boys division 1 game roosevelt beat union city's logan 54-45. seahawks host pete carroll more interested in the warriors game than the guy next to him. 2nd quarter golden state leading sacramento 42-34. off the turnover ian clark to draymond green for the dunk. draymond scored 23 points. 3rd quarter warriors up just 9 now. steph curry hits a long two and warriors win their sixth straight 114-100. sharks in dallas the second time in four days.
hired wyking jones as their new men's basketball coach. jones was an assistant under previous coach the nissan sports report coming up next on kpix5. king jones hired as a new coach and rodgers in the two times u.s. open champ and andy north, how about that, wisconsin versus florida? final seconds of overtime badgers leading 83-81. this is the last chance for florida and chris chiozza hit the running three at the buzzer. florida wins 83-81 and they play sec rival south carolina in the elite eight sunday. how do you like it? tara vanderveer, stanford facing texas in the sweet 16, 4th quarter, cardinal up 5.
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