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he insists.. he did not try to shut down the russia investigation. tonight, he calls the whole thing: now at11:00 president trump fires back insisting he did not try to shut down the russia investigation calling the whole thing a witch hunt. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm andria borba. president trump sounded off on the special counsel and said the probe is hurting the country. >> it's not just the investigation being led by former fbi director robert mueller, but there are current house and senate investigations as well. in advance to the trip to the middle east, president donald trump held a press conference with the president of colombia that was at times combative. >> no, no. next question. >> mr. trump also downplayed the importance of appointing former fbi director robert
mueller as special counsel to the investigation about russian interference with the 2016 election and possible collusion with his campaign. >> well, i respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt. >> on capitol hill after a briefing from deputy attorney general rod rosenstein about mueller's appointment senators from both sides of the aisle brought up the c word, criminal when talking about the investigation. >> it's the mueller investigation that would bring forward solid evidence on which you could base a criminal case and indict someone. >> i think the shot to the body is it's now considered a criminal investigation. >> during the news conference the president also denied that he urged now fired fbi director james comey to shut down an investigation into former national security advisor michael flynn. >> there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but i can always speak for myself and the russians, zero. i think it divides the country.
>> now north carolina senator richard burr of the senate intelligence committee said michael flynn has not yet decided if he will honor the subpoena issued to him to testify and release documents before that committee. in the newsroom andria borba, kpix5. things are going to really start heating up tomorrow. some spots in the bay area will flirt with the 90s and this is just the beginning of a big warm-up, paul. >> it's going to last for a while. remember a couple days ago when nobody could get above 65 degrees. that will not be a problem away from the water the next couple days because of that, a big strong ridge of high pressure heading in our direction. it's cut off the ocean influence for a good chunk of the bay area. not as chilly overnight tonight, vallejo 52, redwood city 51, ocean temperature 48 degrees, still below average, so we'll stay chilly along the coastline. tomorrow we begin to see a significant warm-up close to 90 degrees, details about tomorrow and how hot we get over the weekend coming up. fire at the google
developers conference in mountain view sent three members of the event staff to the hospital. it broke out in a kitchen at shoreline amphitheater where the conference was being held. earlier the fire department told us one of the victims has life threatening injuries. google tells us tonight the injuries are minor. no event attendees were hurt. the conference will continue as scheduled tomorrow. tonight firefighters in oakland say they are getting sick of responding to a blighted city building that has become a hotbed for drugs and crime. the old miller library has been sitting abandoned for decades and tonight one council member tells christin ayers the problem property is making the whole city look bad. >> this is really sad. it's a blight. >> reporter: tonight the historic miller library in east oakland is boarded up wall papered with asbestos warnings to keep squatters out. >> people are living here starting fires.
>> reporter: city councilman nole guya walked us -- noel gayo walked us through this and told us it's now a drug bin. >> we've come very close to walking in and finding people doing drugs in one end, prostitution in the other. >> reporter: in april there was one fire and in a week and a half another leaving the inside looking like this. one firefighter was injured and the battalion chief complained to the city. >> he has a right to be frustrated. >> reporter: public works officials are paying attention. they've put up caution tape since the fires and multiple layers of fencing, but city officials say that may not change much. >> you come back tomorrow morning i'm sure those supports will be removed and people will be inside. >> reporter: gayo said some groups have expressed interest in leasing the building including a church across the
street, but they would have to shell out $2.5 million for structural improvements. the city is accepting offers, but in the meantime gayo said the city is setting a bad example. >> this is city property. the city government has to show an example in terms of how we maintain what we own. >> reporter: in oakland christin ayers, kpix5. the other side of the bay a supervisor supervisor supervisor is fed up with filth telling parkgoers to clean up their act or pay the price. this is a familiar sight at dolores park on sunny weekends, big crowds, lots and lots of trash. now supervisor jeff shehey announced legislation to increase fines for littering at the park from $192 to $1,000. the legislation will also give park patrol officers clear authority to hand out those citations. the legislation also aims to ban glass in parks citywide except for baby bottles. a showdown in santa clara
tonight after the big u2 concert at levi stadium blew right past its curfew. the city is now following through on its promise to punish the 49ers for disturbing the peace. >> reporter: u2 took the stage last night, but tonight the 49ers management team is now in the spotlight. >> they deliberately and willfully violated the law. >> reporter: santa clara mayor lisa gilmore said because the concert continued until 11:00 the 49ers which oversees levi's stadium where the concert took place broke the 10 p.m. curfew law. the mayor is promising to fine the 49ers $1,000, but that's not all. in a statement released late thursday the city wrote, "we will pursue all appropriate legal action and take steps to insure this doesn't happen again." >> we made a promise to our community. so we cannot affect their quality of life. it's already affected in terms of traffic, litter, garbage, noise, those types of things.
>> reporter: a 49ers spokesperson explained to kpix5 u2 was scheduled to end at 10 p.m. they aren't sure why the music lasted another hour, but the opening act did hit the stage a little later than scheduled. still they claim they received zero noise complaints last night. but fans did take to social media to complain about long lines at the concession stand and soldout food which the leader of santa clara says is yet another concern added to the already long list. >> my reaction is that we expect better. we expect better. we expect service for the visitors that come, especially to the nonnfl events. >> reporter: the 49ers did ask city leaders for curfew extension just in case the concert went long and were denied, but a couple weeks later the city granted great america which is right next- door about 30 curfew extensions. the next concert here is in october with cold play also in the middle of the week. at levi's stadium maria medina,
kpix5. >> the mayor got back to us late tonight and said the city did get a lot of noise complaints despite what the team told us. a hike along a remote trail in humboldt county could have ended in tragedy. instead this happened, a coastguard helicopter rescue. a 29-year-old woman was hiking the lost coast trail in humboldt county, got injured. fortunately she was carrying an emergency radio beacon and was able to signal for help. she was medevaced to the hospital with unknown injuries. he was one of california's most notorious serial killers. investigators across the state worked tirelessly to track him down. in the end it was a 13-year-old boy who brought the night stalker to justis it. now he's a grown man and tonight he's telling his story to tom wait. >> reporter: richard ramirez terrorized, raped and murdered. his killing spree was brought down with the help of this 13- year-old boy james romero, now 45 living in arizona.
>> he looked right at me. >> reporter: james is describing his face to face encounter where ramirez on a summer night back in 1985, the night ramirez stalked his home here in mission vallejo. james was up late in the garage after a family road trip. >> i hear footsteps in the gravel, crunch, crunch, crunch. >> reporter: james bolted into the house, woke up his parents. they called 911. ramirez took off but not before fearless james ran outside. >> i look and i see the car and i get part of the plate. >> reporter: detectives quickly figured out james encountered the night stalker. investigators can. coming to the house asking him to look at random cars. >> they kind of just coached me on hey, we aren't going to stop. we can't get out ofthe car. we can't look at it. we'll drive through the parking lot. if you see a car this looks like the one you saw, let us know. >> reporter: police would find ramirez's car. james confirmed it.
they lifted a fingerprint and ultimately identified ramirez. it wouldn't be long until his capture. >> when i was in court, i was in the room sitting with him. i was on the witness stand eight hours. his defense attorney had me swear in and they put the bible and had me swear standing right next to him. >> ramirez was ultimately convicted of 13 quillings and sentenced to -- killings and sentenced to death. in 2013 he died of cancer in san quentin at age 53. a san jose man will spend a year in jail for a deadly street race that killed a woman out jogging. back in january, 2014, gabrielle esparza and another driver were speeding down yerba buena road when the car pinned the jogger and
killed her. since then rumble strips have been installed to address the chronic situation happening along yerba buena road. a jury acquitted the other driver last month. new york police say terrorism is not suspected in this deadly crash in times square, but veronica de la cruz tells us extra anti-terror units are deployed around the city as aprication tonight. >> that's right, liz. -- as a precaution tonight. >> that's right, liz. law enforcement says the driver appeared to be high on synthetic for the at the time of that crash. the surveillance video shows the moment the car plowed into the crowd leaving a trail of injured pedestrians on the sidewalk before coming to a crashing halt. this tourist died in the crash identified tonight always 18- year-old alyssa ellsman from michigan. the car jumped the curb and continued down the sidewalk for
3 1/2 blocks mowing down pedestrians along the way. >> the honda eventually stopped on the northwest corner of northwest45th street where it collided with a metal stancion. >> the driver was arrested, 26- year-old richard rojas. he's been arrested twice before for intoxicated driving police say. row last remains in custody tonight. it is unclear what charges he will face. verizon center, kpix5. now -- veronica de la cruz, kpix5. now to a family secret making headlines around the world tonight, a reporter revealing that his family had a slave named lola for decades. only on 5 tonight joe vazquez talked to a family member here in the bay area who knew her as grandma. >> this is my grandmother and me. >> reporter: candace martinez, a preschool director in berkeley, says she is shocked to learn the full story about how her family secretly had a
slave. >> a lot of us didn't know. my brother and i talked on the phone yesterday morning like slave? we couldn't chew on that word. >> reporter: it's the cover story in atlantic magazine written by candace's uncle and it's sending shock waves around the world. it's the story of lola, the woman who spent 56 years as a slave in alex's family's household. >> no other word but slave encompassed the life she lived. my parents never paid her and they constantly scolded her. she wasn't kept in leg irons, but she might as well have been. >> reporter: as a child she was close to lola anded. >> her to be maikos -- and understood her to be a housekeeper. lola immigrated with the couple to america, cleaned house, raised alex and four other
children, occasionally asked for money to send her, but her owners never paid her. aleck eventually grew to realize what was happening but didn't know how to set her free and lola resisted leaving. eventually when her grandmother died, her grandfather took her in and helped her get odd jobs, but lola was old by then, never had children or even a boyfriend. >> it was probably a struggle of we know that she came here under circumstances she wouldn't control, but she's our mom and raised us. what do you do with that? any uncle did the best that he could. he would be the first to admit it's not enough. it's a brutal, messy, ugly and beautiful family lineage. >> reporter: a family story she's taking to heart. >> to be appalled and to be proud and then teach our children how to treat people and what's right and what's wrong and to pass that on with
the stories. >> reporter: lola's incredible saga played out in other states, washington and oregon, but it probably will not surprise you to learn it could be happening here. >> we know that there are victims lining lola here -- like lola here in the bay area. >> reporter: kayla patterson said there is a long history of this type of human trafficking here, not just housekeepers, but workers in nail salons and restaurants. >> in contra costa alone we were able to track 22 cases of labor trafficking in the last two years. so we know there are other labor trafficking victims out there. >> alex tizon, the author of lola's story decided to publish it for years. when the atlantic decided to make it their cover story, they called to tell him only to learn he died that very day. he was 57 years old.
the norovirus outbreak that started in san jose appears to be spreading more tonight, at least 28 new cases now in santa cruz county at a camp near boulder creek. cleaning crews are sanitizing surfaces at 14 schools in san jose. 368 students have gotten sick since the outbreak started around may 4th. medical tests delivered right to your door, tonight there is a new service that lets you screen at home for stds, even treat them, but are there long term risks? betty yu with a story you'll only see on kpix5. >> reporter: san francisco's russian hill, it's bustling with bars, singles and sex. thanks to popular dating apps, more young people are meeting and hooking up, but experts say all this casual dating has a dark side. >> we're now seeing a resurgence of the stds. >> reporter: this doctor says california is seeing an alarming jump in new cases of
chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphillis. one reason? fewer millennials are practicing safe sex. >> they connect online, meet. they may be mutually monogamous for a brief period of time and move on. >> reporter: the potential problem linked to online dating may have an online remedy called my lab box, the first nationwide std testing service. >> no longer do you have to suffer through embarrassment or awkward conversations with clinicians and your doctor. >> reporter: my lab box was recently introduced at a tech conference. since millennials tend to live their lives online -- >> we've taken those same tools and made it very easy for someone to test at home privately and conveniently on their own time. >> reporter: you order up to 15 different std tests online.
within days a package arrives in the mail. you test by using a swab, urine sample or blood print. >> it's very simple. it averages five minutes or less to test. >> reporter: mail back your samples in the self-addressed envelope provided and get your lab certified results back electronically in a few days. >> if there is a positive, we immediately connect you with a phone consult with a local physician and for common infections they can give you a same day prescription. >> everybody does everything online these days. >> reporter: alexandra daigle and eric kahn of san francisco love the idea. >> if somebody wants to be secretive about it, they can order it at home and they don't have to wait at a doctor's office for hours and hours. >> it's really expensive to live here. so one of the options for us is working more. we're working almost seven days a week. so for us it could be great to have that option of are not having to take off work -- of
not having to take off work. >> reporter: this doctor sees the benefits but is concerned about a revolving door of infections. >> positive test, treated, positive test, treated. right? so where's the connection? >> reporter: she says millennials need to hook up with a doctor to come up with a long term plan not to get infected. some stds are life threatening. others can leave you infertile. >> how are we going to be able to protect you when you come to me at 38 and say i want my first baby and you can't get pregnant. >> reporter: for some it's nice to have an option to go online. >> at your fingertips. >> reporter: in tv tv betty yu, kpix5. >> -- in san francisco betty yu, kpix5. >> the doctor said the consultation usually includes followup for your personal condition. the costs start at about $79. it's warmer tonight, close to 70 degrees in concord, close to 60 in oakland, 58 for santa
rosa, 57 for livermore and san francisco, milder night tonight and a warmer or hotter weekend. fair season already. contra costa county is batting first this spring and summer. it's in antioch, started today and will last tomorrow and sunday. san francisco partly cloudy, cooler to the tune of 30 degrees cooler, 60 fowler degrees in san francisco sunday. it's -- 64 degrees in san francisco sunday. it's all about this big strong ridge of high pressure. we still have the lightest ocean influence along the coastline which will keep you cooler. that's why we get huge temperature spreads. places like livermore, no ocean influence, hot, half moon bay. the ocean running at 48 degrees. you will be chilly. tomorrow morning no fog, no cloud cover throughout the day, mainly sunny everywhere, but look at the change on saturday. beginning your weekend you'll have low clouds and fog in san
francisco, sonoma, marin down to monterey bay. if you want it cool, head to the beach. if you want it hot, head inland. san francisco 8 degrees above average tomorrow, 72 degrees for sunnyvale, sunshine and 87 friday. union city, san mateo low 80s, mid- to upper 80s, pittsburg, walnut creek 66. sonoma 85 tomorrow, ukiah 87 degrees in mendocino county. saturday and sunday a few low 90s, about 15 degrees above average and we will see cooling next week, back to the 60s near the bay and 80s inland, pleasant weather. you can find whatever temperature you want provided it's between 60 to 90 we will have it. >> good range. >> thanks, paul. a bay area lottery winner almost let the jackpot sl,,,,,,,
tonight >> the a's next 28 games will be played against teams from the eastern time zone beginning tone against boston minus pablo sandoval who has been on the disabled list since april 25th. kris davis trying to break out of a slump and it's not a bad way to slump. after jed lowrie homered davis hit an 0-2 pitch over the rickey henderson sign, his 12th home run. if the a's turn it around, davis has to start doing stuff like that. bottom of the 4th check out how far this home run goes. look at the guy in the outfield, wait for it, what a catch. a's 8-3 winners. the nba announced its all nba teams and golden state makes up 20% of the all league selection, steph curry, kevin durant named second time while
draymond green was third team, but klay thompson was left off the list which didn't seem to bother klay that month, but draymond had his back -- much, but draymond had his back. >> i think it's [ bleep ], but there's some guys on there high scores average 20 points and don't have near as many wins as we have. so how he could be left out, i don't really understand it. also the way klay can defend, you know. i don't understand it, but i guess they got to find some way to punish us. >> the warriors are in san antonio tonight where spurs mvp kawhi leonard did not practice today with a sore ankle and remains questionable for saturday's game three. i'm really going out on a limb here. no leonard, no chance for san antonio. how about that one? >> okay. >> tak,,
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