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the trump campaign's ties to ru is he the right now at 11:00 this former fbi director is taking over the investigation into trump campaign's ties to russia. is he the right man for the job? tonight his background and his bay area ties. good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm ken bastida. let's get right to kpix5's andria borba in the newsroom tonight. >> well, ken and liz, the latest whiplash inducing turn of events from washington d.c., the department of justice has appointed robert mueller as special counsel in the investigation into president trump, his associates and russian ties. >> impeccable character, someone who knows the law. >> reporter: kpix5 security analyst jeff harp, form early assistant special agent in charge -- former assistant special agent in charge of the
san francisco fbi office served under mueller and said he was hands on in his years as the director of the fbi. >> when you go into his briefing, there was no good answer i don't know. that's not a good answer for him. you need to know, very sharp guy and he asked very blunt and direct questions and he expected the answers. >> reporter: the calls for a special counsel to look into russian ties ratcheted up in the days since the firing of james comey. the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein made the call to bring in mueller. >> it took a lot of guts for him to make this decision and to place someone with such sterling credentials to take over this position. everyone in this country should breathe a sigh of relief right now. >> director mueller, impeccable credentials i think will provide a great deal of comfort on both sides of the aisle. >> reporter: mueller is also a former u.s. attorney and marine. harp said he's a good choice to lead the investigation. >> if you want to have an independent body looking into a
matter that is of such high importance as this, you want to make sure that it's someone that can look at it without any blinders on, that they aren't going to be influenced by politics and they're not going to be influenced by either party of congress. >> reporter: harp also says americans should feel confident in the choice of mueller. >> he will do a very thorough, complete and competent investigation. >> now before joining the fbi mule early worked at a law -- mueller worked at a law firm in san francisco in the '70s and at the u.s. attorney's office in s every -- in san francisco in the '80s rising to chief of the internal division. later mueller joined a d.c. law firm. a few attorneys from that firm will join this investigations. andria borba, kpix5. >> this statement tonight from senator dianne feinstein. "bob was a fine u.s. attorney, a great fbi director and there's no better person who
could be asked to perform this function. he is respected. he is talented and he has the knowledge and the ability to do the right thing." tonight president trump said, "a thorough investigation will confirm there was no collusion between his campaign and any foreign entity. tonight a bay area democrat is pushing for president trump to be removed from office. assemblyman evan lowe from san jose introduced a resolution today asking for the president to resign and if he doesn't, it calls on congress to impeach him. >> when looking at this issue and focusing on the president, there's historical context to this. we can't wait any longer for an additional shoe to drop. we need to take affirmative action. >> this measure is largely symbolic. only congress can start the impeachment progress. we're getting our first look tonight at the suspected fire bug behind a string of arsons in the east bay accused of setting car fires all over contra costa county.
joe vazquez with how investigators finally track him down. >> we are very relieved to have the suspect in custody. >> reporter: the suspected arsonist is 36-year-old james bishop, iii. he's been charged with 14 counts of arson, but it's believed he actually set 30 or more cars on fire in contra costa county. officials set up a countywide task force to catch him. home surveillance video from past fires helped lead to his arrest. >> an older toyota rav4 was identified through security video provided by homes and businesses close to fire occurrences. >> reporter: police and fire investigators caught bishop after a fire saturday they believe he set right here in this benicia driveway. >> we got him stopped at mcdonald's east second. >> reporter: a short distance away near mcdonald's police spotted a toyota rav4. bishop was inside. he's now in jail under more than $3 million bond. bishop once posted a gofundme page describing himself as a starving artist who needed
money to finish college. on saturday police found ammunition in his car which he says not allowed to have with past convictions of receiving stolen property and sex with a minor. the number of fires was alarming to officials, as was the fact that more than one of the fires was very close to houses including this one where a little girl was sleeping in a bedroom right above. >> man, that's scary, yeah. so they put him away? >> reporter: yeah. he's in jail. >> good. >> reporter: the benicia man who owns the car that was torched saturday has a message to authorities who caught the suspect. >> thank you for, concord police. i hope this is the last one. >> reporter: in benicia joe vazquez, kpix5. tonight a young man is in the hospital after being beaten and stabbed at a park in san francisco the a group of six young people chased the victim down this evening in the middle of the park and began beating him with a golf club and bottle. the attackers took off when
bystanders started screaming at them. >> we just seen a lot of police come and the paramedics came and women thought some guy oded and -- we thought some guy od- ed and he was up on a stretcher with blood on the side of his face and head. >> the victim had two stab wounds. he was taken to the hospital. one of the biggest bands in the world just blew their curfew, in santa clara the clock struck 10:00 and irish rockers u2 were just getting started. now the 49ers may have to pay the price for disturbing the peace. maria medina is live at levi's. is the show over yet, maria? >> reporter: that is the big question of the night. a 49ers spokesperson said the show would end at 10:00. that did not happen. youtube just left the stage a few minutes ago well past the deadline and the question now is will the 49ers be fined?
♪[ music ] >> reporter: from start to finish u2 played their classic album the joshua tree for the first time in decades. but did the music go silent right when the clock struck 10:00? city of santa clara leaders say if it didn't, the 49ers leaders who manage levi's stadium will be in violation of city curfew and fines. >> we had some issues in the past with concerts that department start on time -- did not start on time that were being held in the middle of the week. >> reporter: for you two and their fans who -- for u2 and their fans who flew from all over the world found themselves in the middle of a spat they hoped wouldn't impact the show. >> i flew in from el salvador. i'm disappointed. i thought it would last long early. >> reporter: the spokesperson
told kpix5 they asked for an hour extension past 10 p.m. just in case. city leaders denied the request, but then two weeks later granted more than two dozen curfew extensions for great america which is right next-door. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: a historic concert that may have ended on a bad note for the 49ers. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: so the 49ers would face about a $1,000 fine. i reached out to the mayor to see if she could comment and i have yet to hear back from her. maria medina, kpix5. tonight another south bay school is reporting cases of the norovirus. empire elementary in san jose brings the total to 13 schools. cleaning crews have been scrubbing down classrooms countywide. about 200 students got sick. some schools had to cancel all
noninstructional events this week because of the outbreak. health officials say the illness is common, but it is unusual for this many people to get it at this time of year. tonight we know what caused the mysterious bad smell that stretched from san francisco to the east bay. back in december lots of people said it smelled like rotten eggs, just nasty. air quality regulators said that it was the whichever ron refinery in richmond. -- the chevron refinery in richmond. they've already issued the refinery four violations because of the noxious odor. the refinery is denying they had anything to do with it. tonight 1,100 more cisco workers are about to lose their jobs on top of the 5,500 jobs cisco announced it was cutting last august. as the company continues to shift its focus to the software side of things. at this point cisco is not saying where the job cuts will come from exactly. a security guard is out of
a job tonight after a confrontation with a customer in san francisco. that security guard is white. the customer is black. veronica de la cruz shows us what appears to be a racial profiling incident caught on camera. >> yeah, ken. things got ugly after a routine food run in the mission on mother's day. take a look. >> you just said i'm loitering? i'm a customer. >> you're loitering. >> am i loitering? this is my food i just bought. >> amos gregory just finished shopping at the grocery outlet bargain market on south van ness. he got back in the parking lot and stopped to smoke a cigarette and that guard approached him, called him combative and said he refused to leave the property. the guard blamed black lives matter. >> black lives episode? >> that's right. that's you. >> what were you talking about? >> that's all you guys ever do. >> you guys? you guys? what you guys?
>> that's right, people like yourself. >> all of a sudden i'm a black lives matter protester and you people protest and, you know, i'm like okay. well, i'm a shopper. >> the security company immediately fired the guard and apologized to amos. they told us the guard was clearly the wrong person in the wrong position and it never should have happened. veronica de la cruz, kpix5. tonight a san antonio spurs fan is so unhappy with the golden state warriors he's suing the team. it's all over leonard reinjuring his ankle after landing on zaza's foot. spurs fan juan vasquez's lawsuit seeks $73,000 in damages. the nba decided not to
discipline zaza. at the center of a concussion debate, tom brady. kpix5's betty yu with what his supermodel wife gisele bundchen told cbs news. >> i just have to say otherwise i'm a little bit -- as you know, it's not the most like let's say an aggressive sport, right? football like he had a concussion last year. i mean he has concussions pretty much every game we don't talk about, but he has concussions. i don't really think it's a healthy thing for your body to go through, that kind of aggression all the time could not be healthy for you, right? >> tom brady's wife made an admission this morning. >> the patriots win the super bowl. >> the 39-year-old has never been officially diagnosed with a concussion which has many wondering did the patriots' star quarterback or team choose not to report the concussions or did bundchen get it wrong?
the nfl is particularly sensitive to concussions. in the last decade researchers have linked degenerative brain disease to football players and athletes with repetitive brain trauma. teams can now be find hundreds of thousands of dollars and possibly lose draft picks for failing to take players out of games. brady told espn just this week his wife wants him to take good care of himself and still have energy. >> i'm planning on having him be healthy and do a lot of fun things when we're like 100 i hope. >> the nfl says that there are no records that indicate brady suffered a head injury or concussion or complained of concussion symptoms. tonight brady, the patriots and the nfl players union have no comment. betty yu, kpix5. tonight b.a.r.t. is owning up to their own mistake unveiling a new emergency lighting system that should keep passengers out of the dark. b.a.r.t. first discovered a lighting issue during the massive power
outage in san francisco last month. the montgomery station lights never clicked on. then again a week later a downed pole knocked out power to the richmond station and the lighting suspect failed. now b.a.r.t. says it's fixing the problem by adding new batteries. >> something is not right even though we have these checks and this may not we're doing. it wasn't getting done or the documentation wasn't correct. something wasn't being handled correctly, so we've taken care of the situation. >> b.a.r.t. said 14 stations made the battery upgrade. so far six have been fixed. the spillway at the oroville dam will be shut off on friday so crews can start fixing it. the department of water resources says it plans to fill the giant crater in the spillway with concrete. they're hoping to make it functional by november 1st when the rainy season starts, but work is expected to continue well into 2018. the state has already borrowed $500 million to make those repairs. the home is that the federal
government will re-- hope is that the federal government will reimburse them. incredible new video of a pod of whales having a blast on monterey bay. a photographer who specializes in kayak whale watching spotted them on monday surfacing and slapping their tails. at 1 point they came even closer making waves of their own that rocked the kayak back and forth, the whole scene playing out just about a 1/2 mile from shore. tonight there's an explosive new tactic to crack down on overfishing and to bust boats fishing illegally. >> susie steimle will show us how bay area technology is helping in the hunt for fish pirates. >> reporter: this is what happens when commercial fishermen don't play by the rules in indonesian waters. the government wants these videos to serve as a warning to anyone fishing illegally in its waters. >> globally one of every five fish is as you said before
would be called illegal, unreported or unregulated. >> reporter: the technology used to spot the illegal fishing was developed right here in the bay area. programmers at google earth and sky truce based in oakland partnered with a nonprofit conservation group oceana to create a tracking system for commercial fishing vessels. >> a lot of people don't have a clue where their fish comes from. >> reporter: a kpix5 investigation showed some bay area diners aren't getting the fish they ordered. we performed dna tests at over a dozen bay area restaurants and found 11 of 16 fish samples were mislabeled. >> fish fraud is definitely an issue. it happens and it's a great disservice to the people in the industry who are honest and trying to do the right thing. >> reporter: paul johnson is a wholesaler on pier 33 in san francisco. he said his distributors are very specific about where the fish comes from, but he acknowledges that's not always the case. >> every consumer deserves to
know what they're eating and they need to be educated. >> this heat map shows where we think fishing is. >> reporter: google's brian sullivan showed us how anyone can log onto globalfishingwash.org and see where commercial fishing vessels are anywhere in the world. >> the vessels are broadcasting their identity for safety. the technology is designed so others nearby can see where the other boats are so they don't collide. >> reporter: the signal each ship sends can also be used to catch illegal activity. often a clue is when the tracking system is entirely turned off. >> you can see it fishing outside the international water. then it disappears and reappears. now it's going to disappear and reappear all the way over here. so this area here is multiple days travel to get from here over to there. >> reporter: global fishing watch has also caught fishermen entering marine protected areas. >> here you can see two fishing
vessels. >> reporter: using the technology and some images from a private satellite greenpeace were able to track down tied fishing vessels they assume were illegally tracked down to a cargo ship. there have been instances of slavery exposed on commercial fishing vessels. in 2015 hundreds of men were freed after the associated press discovered they had been enslaved on cargo ships for months at a time. since february the nonprofit sea shepherd assists in helping five vessels. the conditions on board were deplorable. >> you could be buying fish that have human rights abuses. >> reporter: dr. warren is a senior scientist. >> once you have these kind of tools the people that buy fish from other people in the supply change can start making certain demands to insure the legality of the catch they are buying. >> reporter: dr. warner said
the u.s. is still behind other countries when it comes to transparency in fish labeling. roughly 28% of fish sold here is mislabeled compared to 8% in europe. >> our incentives should be set up for those who fish sustainably have the right to fish more. we have beautiful weather today, but a warm-up will be nice. >> we'll get warmer starting tomorrow continuing right into the weekend. chopper 5 flying into levi's stadium earlier tonight. oakland 56 degrees, san jose 55, 57 in santa rosa, 58 in concord. many upper 40s tonight to start off your thursday, napa 48, san rafael 49, 48 for fremont and redwood city. a little fog right along the coastline is possible. can you believe it? it's already bay to breakers
time. this sunday should be beautiful running weather. we've lost the chilly breeze from the ocean which was a west to southwest wind. now we're getting a northwest wind. the ocean ask just as chilly always -- is just as chilly as last week, but with the wind coming from the other direction courtesy of this ridge it doesn't matter so much right along the coastline. our temperatures will continue to respond especially inland where they will warm up significantly. beautiful day tomorrow in san francisco, future says, mid- to upper 60s in san francisco, close to 70 degrees. so up to 10 degrees warmer by tomorrow afternoon. the warming continues into the weekend, but most of that warming will be away from the water with that summer-like temperature spread. if you want to cool off, you have the opportunity to be 30 degrees cooler at the coast. in concord normal is 76, tomorrow 82, campbell 81
degrees, mountain view 77, union city 74. san ramon sunshine nice day 77 degrees. 60 fowler in daly city and 80 with sunshine in cloverdale. we get warmer friday, warmest weather saturday, sunday, monday, 60s only at the beach, 70s near the bay and 80s to 90s inland with slight cooling world the middle of next week. we're warm. i don't want to call that hot, but it's going to be warm. >> thank you, paul. look forward to it. well, a home run started this guy's iphone. tonight the response that he never expected from the oakland a's. >> here's tonight's guests on the late show with stephen colbert. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
>> closed captioning for this newscast is sponsored by living spaces. after the a's showed him some real team spirit. a seattle mariner's fan has a good reason to cheer for oakland tonight after the a's showed him some real team spirit. >> oakland's ryan healey lobbed this bomb into the upper deck last night in seattle. it hit peter johnson right in his pants pocket shattering his iphone 6. peter tweeted the a's this picture saying hey, can you guys please buy me a new phone? your two run shot broke mine and to his shock the team replied don't worry, peter. the a's are buying you a new phone. >> we have the a's results from tonight. by the way, i saw a few brooms out at at&t park today.
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coming up next on kpix5. average at at&t park... johnny cueto said >> giants looking for a dodgers sweep, but clayton kershaw took the hit with a lifetime 1.36 earned average at at&t. johnny cueto said this pitch slipped out of his hand. what do you think? nearly hit yasmani grandal. they exchanged words. cueto accused grandal of stealing signs, benches clear, smoke and no fire, always the case with these two team. the 20th career win today against the giants. they win 6-1 to snap san francisco's five game winning streak. a's in seattle wrapping up their six game road trip, bottom of the 5th, one drops to center field, two runs come home and mariners win 4-0. okayland finishes the road trip at one and five.
steve kerr will travel with the warriors to san antonio for games three and four, the conference finals, another good sign as kerr continues to recover from spinal cord leak surgery. last night warriors won 136- 100. after losing by 36 san antonio head coach gregg popovich wasn't interested in taking questions from the media. >> reporter: was it immediately from the start that you saw this or did it take a couple minutes -- >> oh, quit slicing hairs, geez. no. it was at one minute and 37 seconds. >> reporter: was that one guy or a collected belief. >> i think it was one guy who didn't believe and he infected everybody else. >> you guys asked pop some good questions, all of them, enjoyed the responses. >> that is mean. lebron james looking relaxed before game one of the eastern conference finals. james drives in for the layup giving the cavs the 61-36 lead.
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