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united states. >> reporter: the paris accord was adopted in december of 2015 as a voluntary commitment by more than 190 nations to reduce pollution. the trump team was divided on the paris accord with secretary of state rex tillerson and the president's daughter opposing the withdrawing. the executive director of the georgetown climate center says pulling out for good could hit americans in the wallet! >> the rest of the word might literally put on some kind of a tariff and say, we're embracing carbon pricing strategies. >> reporter: 25 u.s. companies warned the u.s. would be foregoing a global leadership opportunity. china's president vows to stay in the paris accord adding his country is ready to lead the way. former president barack obama issued a statement saying in part he is confident that states, cities and businesses will now step up and lead the way. liz? >> speaking of businesses, what are you hearing specifically
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from california businesses about this? >> reporter: the reaction has been very swift and a lot of companies are expressing their opposition. elon musk in fact promptly tweeted leaving presidential council. climate change is real. and leaving paris is not good for america or the world. excuse me, he said he was departing the presidential councils which of course he was referring to his now former role as one of the president's advisers. liz. >> thank you. the former president obama helped negotiate the paris climate accord and as weijia just said he said today even as this administration joins a small handful of nations that rejects the future, i'm confident that our states, cities and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way." california governor jerry brown says president trump made a reckless decision. the governor says california will stay at the forefront of the efforts to tackle climate
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change. both in public policy and the private sector. >> whatever happens there, um, in washington, california will continue leading and not by itself. we are not alone. we are joined with almost the entire world! >> in fact, to underscore that late today, the governor announced a new partnership with the states of new york and washington called the u.s. climate alliance. the three governors are inviting other states to join them in efforts to curb greenhouse gases. more on the president's withdrawal from the paris agreement coming up on the "cbs evening news" at 5:30. we have some breaking news tonight. the verdict is in at the trial of the three santa clara county jail guards who have been accused of beating a mentally ill inmate to death. kpix 5's len ramirez is live at the courthouse with the decision from the jury just came down just moments ago. len. >> reporter: that's right. guilty on the first count, the jury hung on counts 2 and 3,
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which had to do with another inmate. so it was the jury found the defendants guilty for the murder of michael tyree in august 2015 here in santa clara county. the three defendants were all convicted this afternoon just a few minutes ago. their families were in the courtroom. the, um, defendants themselves were very, um, quiet, looking straight ahead. the families were -- started crying when the first verdict was rea for all three verdicts for the murder of michael tyree guilty. the case has been going on for years and the resulted in a lot of changes at the main santa clara county jail where this happened. this was a in custody death. it was an in custody murder now. and it resulted in several reforms blue ribbon commission
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was formed to look at the -- how the jails are run. the defendants all -- you know, were were in the jail working the night this happened. michael tyree was an inmate. the defendants said his injuries which were very severe internal bleeding things like that were caused by an accident that he caused himself. they jury went with the murder convictions that happened just a few minutes ago. the families were there with them. they should be coming out in a few minutes. but we are hearing now that maybe some of the people involved looks like the district attorney from santa clara county is about to give some remarks. so we can update this story later. back to you. >> thank you. >> len, i know this just came down. any idea though what the next step is? the penalty phase, correct? >> reporter: well, there won't
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be a penalty phase immediately. these three defendants were taken into custody. they walked in, in suits. they were out on bail. so they had their freedom during the trial. they walked in, in suits and they are now handcuffed and being led back into the jail where this all got started. and so these murder convictions second-degree murder convictions carry with them the potential for a very lengthy prison sentence. we don't know exactly what that will be at this point. >> thank you, len ramirez. students at solano county high school wanted to write about "black lives matter" for the yearbook. the principal said no. kpix 5 reporter susie steimle says the yearbooks at buckingham charter high school came out a couple of hours ago with a tribute to "black lives matter." susie, walk us through what happened. >> reporter: well, liz, like you just said, at first this piece was at risk of not making the yearbook altogether because
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it divided the student body here so heavily. administrators were worried about that. but in the end, it became a lesson about the first amendment for both teachers and students alike. when ariana goldman and vanessa were asked by their school to put together a "black lives matter" piece for the yearbook, initially they were taken aback. >> you don't really expect that out of buckingham. >> reporter: but they dove right in interviewing teachers and students to find out how buckingham charter magnet high school felt about race. >> people from our own culture didn't want to support it because they were scared of what people were going to think. >> reporter: so the school decided to pull it starting an even bigger fight. >> after all we just went through to get all the interviews, all after that work they're not going to put it in because it's racist? >> reporter: they then contacted the aclu. >> it was a pure violation of the law of, you know, first
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amendment state constitution in california education bill. >> reporter: they won. the controversial piece is in the center of the yearbook. these two girls say they learned some lessons. first, this is still true. >> high school is hard. [ laughter ] >> reporter: but also that it's worth putting up a fight to find out how strong your voice can be. >> black people as a community are like [ indiscernible ] i hope everyone understands that "black lives matter," "all lives matter." my voice matters. >> reporter: the schools did not provide anyone to go on camera for the story but it provided a statement saying it supports students' right to free speech. and that the more voices that are included, the more students hopefully will understand about each other. live in vacaville, susie steimle, kpix 5. bart is admitting three of its janitors earned hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime. the "mercury news" first reported that in total those three janitors earned an extra
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$365,000 by putting in nearly 8,000 hours of over time. bart confirms those numbers and says all the work was inside the stations in downtown san francisco. >> the idea here is to try as best as possible to stay on top of the cleanliness. these are employees who are literally cleaning up feces, urine, needles, they're scrubbing elevators. >> bart has now ended overtime for janitors as it tries to balance its budget. and the transit agency plans to hire four new people to help clean those downtown stations. the nba finals start tonight. the warriors going up against the cavaliers in game one. christin ayers and dennis o'donnell are live at oracle arena tonight. first, let's talk about what fans are going to see as soon as they get there and as soon as they walk in. and that is security. christin, what can fans expect? >> reporter: they are definitely seeing some changes tonight, ken, for this game one
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nba finals trilogy matchup. golden state warriors, cleveland cavaliers, needless to say it is a big game. and there is a big security presence to match it tonight. i was speaking to authorities earlier today. they are telling me they have more manpower on the ground than they would last year at oracle arena in light of the recent attack in manchester. officers say they are focusing on the inside of the arena and the perimeter. fans are seeing more officers here more bomb-sniffing dogs and more bomb specialists. >> we're impressed. there's a lot of security which i like to see. i was sticking with a couple -- i was speaking with a cup of the oakland officers on the way in and i think they have done a good job keeping us safe and secure. >> reporter: authorities not going into detail tonight about all of the changes they say fans may not necessarily notice everything they changed but they have made some tweaks behind the scenes and they say there will be an increased focus not only as the game is going on inside oracle arena but their big focus is going to be as people are exiting the
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game outside of the arena following the game. live at oracle arena, christin ayers, kpix 5. >> thank you. now let's switch to our sports director dennis o'donnell. dennis, sounds like there's, um, at least one very lucky fan who will be sitting in the stands tonight. tell us that story. >> reporter: you know, ken, they're all over the place. in fact, tony, come in here. tony mayfield is one of the fans you're talking about. he floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee, huh? >> that's right. that's two heavyweight championships in basketball tonight and only one guy that can walk away with the championship. >> reporter: i'm buying this right now. he is one fan. going to game one is a dream come true. but one person got a ticket for being an imposter. here's vern glenn. >> he put the cavs shirt on. what are you doing? so every time the camera goes on he is up trying to dance and
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he is trying to get the attention of the camera so he had a plan. i wasn't sure what the plan was. >> reporter: it was during game 4 of the celtics and cavaliers when four seconds changed everyone for this person. >> what was the plan? >> i just wanted to wear warriors gear under the shirt i was going to put on and really try and get on the jumbotron so i could trick the whole stadium. put my shirt up. the whole stadium started to boo. >> reporter: the clip went viral and it got the attention of the warriors. team vice president of communications raymond ritter reached out. >> i just talked to him and he said, if i wanted to go to a finals he would talk to the team and see what they say so they called me back and i ended upcoming here. >> all i know is i'm going to tag along. he knows what he is doing. i'm excited to see the game. >> reporter: the warriors picked him up this afternoon thrill of a lifetime for their first-ever experience at oracle arena. >> you might get a chance to
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meet steph curry. >> yeah. i think i am. that's my favorite player of all time. >> reporter: what do you think he would say? >> i would just be, like, star struck and be, like, what am i going to say? i don't know what to do. >> reporter: well, i can guarantee you, he is going to meet steph curry because in fact, ken, it was curry's idea when he saw the fan pull up and see the warriors shirt, curry told the warriors, i want to fly him out and get him in game one. he will meet steph curry tonight. great story. >> why does that not surprise me? steph would step up like that. get that kid in here. we can use it. what a great trick he pulled on everybody. and i love the dad's reaction. i'm just letting him take over. he seems to know what he is doing. [ laughter ] >> thanks, dennis. ♪[ music ] a multi-million dollar revitalization is dealing with a major messup. >> coming up why, the pavers in the santa rosa courthouse are covered in paint. >> plus, they are putting up a fight against amazon. how walmart plans to get your online orders to you in record
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time. >> and the cats and the rabbit. you will have to take them both. why these two-family members, the cat and the rabbit, cannot be separated as they search for a forever home. >> closed captioning for this newscast is sponsored by "living spaces." ,,
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a paint mistake creating a major headache in santa rosa. odd markings now cover old courthouse square, this after millions of dollars were spent on a major face-lift. kpix 5's emily turner on how the square was given an accidental paint job. emily. >> reporter: it was all done with the best of intentions. they were intending to organize vendors for a festival and a parade. but unfortunately, it backfired. city leaders say when they walked up to the square and saw
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what happened, their stomach dropped. santa rosa's old courthouse square cost $10.5 million and took a year to build. but it only took a few minutes to mar. less than a month after the grand opening, volunteers with the rose parade and festival painted out vendors stalls all over the new pavers. >> they thought they were buying some paint that was chalk based and not necessarily paint. but unfortunately, it appears that what they bought was paint that was chalk-like. and so now we are trying to figure out how to remove it. >> reporter: this is the soaking sound of that regret. the city is now trying to pressure wash the paint off after the chemical remover and their scrubbing approach didn't work. until some solution is sticks and unsticks the surface paint, there's no telling how much the clean-up will cost. >> it's sad because, you know, the city went and spent $10 million to make this beautiful park for everyone to enjoy and then someone would -- maybe it was a mistake, but still. someone has to be accountable. >> reporter: which is where insurance comes in.
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use of the square requires it. so either the rose parade's carrier will pay or the parade people themselves. but either way, the city won't be on the hook for the final bill. whatever that may end up being. >> we cross our fingers because we hate to have to pick up an investment we just paid for. >> reporter: this is the area where they were pressure washing today with that heavy duty pressure washer. you can see it actually looks good compared to some of the spots i showed new that video earlier. so hopefully, for this city's sake, this will all work out and they won't have to replace those in order to get rid of the paint. emily turner, kpix 5. san francisco's mayor and several others trying to encourage tourism took a swipe at the trump administration today. mayor ed lee and the ceo of united airlines took center stage at an event celebrating san francisco's tourism industry. and both sounded similar themes. >> contrary to, um, what's
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coming out of washington, dc, we are open to everyone from mexico city to new york city. >> we're going to fly right over it. >> oscar munoz the ceo of united did not comment on his airline's recent passenger dragging fiasco. travel to the u.s. has reportedly dropped as much as 16% since president trump took office. after months of protest oil is now flowing through the controversial dakota access pipeline. but opponents say the fight is not over every over. a $3.7 billion project was strongly opposed by the standing rock sioux tribe. they say it could contaminate the drinking water of communities downstream. president trump signed an executive order allowing the pipeline project to be completed. walmart testing a new delivery service using its own store employees as drivers in an attempt to beat out online
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giant amazon. here's how it's going to work. employees will deliver online orders as they're driving home from their shifts. the program would use walmart's 4700 stores and roughly 1.2 million employees to cut costs and delivery times. those who participate will be paid. the service will be tested first in new jersey and then arkansas. the marin humane society is looking for a home for an unusual pair of animals. kpix 5's don ford on a cat and a rabbit that share a special bond. >> meow. meow. >> reporter: marin humane has more than 100 kittens that need homes. they come from all over, strays, lost and found, some from families that just can't care for them anymore. then there's this. magic the rabbit and trigger the cat. >> they are definitely bonded. >> reporter: how long have they been together? >> since magic came on board. so tigger is nine and magic is six. magic is the rabbit. >> reporter: six years they
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have been together? >> yeah. yes. >> reporter: these two have developed a special relationship. they eat together and sleep together. and when one walks away, the other follows. marin humane says that when they are adopted out, they will be adopted out as a pair. >> when two animals are bonded, it means a lot. just like when people are bonded. we hope to find them a great home. >> reporter: their family had to move and they arrived here. this odd pair now looking for a new home. >> does the bunny here use the cat litter box? >> they both use litter boxes but different kinds of litter. >> reporter: so there are some differences of course. the rabbit doesn't chase mice and the cat does not eat carrots. but they are inseparable! folks here at the marin humane say this is the first time they can remember a bonded pair of a cat and rabbit. and the marin humane has been here for more than 100 years. in marin, don ford, kpix 5. animal theme, it is not the dog days of summer but it is
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warmer. fog rolling over the city of san francisco right now. when do we get close to 90? the one day that will be the warmest next. >> and all new at 6:00, it's only june 1. but some of the best seats for a certain bay area 4th of july parade already taken. where people are already staking their claims. >> but first, the markets closed up today. here's a look at the closing numbers from wall street.
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sometimes it's too hot no onshore flow. sometimes it's too cold, too much of an onshore flow. today, perfect. 70s and low 80s outside. inland. 60s and 70s near the water. very close to average. we'll get it again tomorrow. oakland 65 but concord right now 79. santa rosa 79. san francisco you're getting breezy with the marine layer and the cloud deck you see behind the financial districts.
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you're currently 61. livermore 73. overnight tonight, clouds will not push inland. but it will be mild. san francisco fog especially close to the coastline 52 degrees. let's call this the art & wine weekend. sunnyvale the art & wine festival sunshine 75 degrees. walnut creek, the art & wine festival. sunshine, 80 degrees. it will be beautiful over the weekend. lots of outdoor activity. we are in june now. 'tis the season to do lots of outdoor things and the weather will be conducive for getting outside this weekend. there's a lighter ocean breeze so we have just enough of the onshore flow to keep things cool not terribly hot, inland for the next couple of days you will be warm in the 80s so certainly warmer than earlier this week but 90s will elude us for a while. this ridge of high pressure now directly over the bay area which would eliminate the onshore flow. it's hanging out close, minimizing the flow from the ocean. it's just chilly as it was a couple of days ago. we are just not getting as much of the ocean influence. cloud cover at the coast that's
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it. everybody else with sunshine tomorrow. the morning and the afternoon. we'll see some cloud cover move in on saturday morning. it will be gone by late morning and everybody gets sunshine by saturday afternoon. so couple of cliff notes for you. low clouds and fog not pushing inland tonight. we will be mild near the water but warm inland and this is now the time of year folks where we are super dry. june, july and august add them all together we get less than half of an inch of rain. low to mid 80s tomorrow for vallejo and concord, san jose 81. san francisco 67. santa rosa 83 degrees with sunshine. same thing saturday. couple of degrees cooler on sunday. couple of degrees warmer on monday. the one day with potential to be hot and it's only one day that's next tuesday with 70s near the bay and low 90s are likely inland. that's your forecast. we'll be right back.
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the "cbs evening news" is up next. we have a preview. >> up next, president trump announces the u.s. exit from the paris climate accord. he leaves the door open to go back in. plus, the latest telephone annoyance. robo calls going straight to voicemail. and 50 years ago today -- ♪[ music ]♪ >> -- coming up, in just a few seconds on the "cbs evening news." >> should be good. go warriors! >> yeah. yeah. we got everybody there dennis o'donnell, christin ayers, and highlights coming up. sergeant pepper a great album.
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