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breaking news, a high speed chase through several east bay cities ends in shots fired. >> we're live at the scene. >> and new body camera video, a man shot by the cops. his family said he never had a chance. now they're suing oakland police. >> new questions about a contra costa school board trustee running for reelection, does he really live in the district he represents? >> kpix5 news at 6:00 begins
now with breaking news in a wild case through the east bay. the suspect reportedly wearing body armor carrying an uzi. it ended at this intersection, 22nd and international in oakland. that is where kpix5's andria borba is live with the latest for us. >> reporter: at this point the suspect is in the hospital being treated for his wounds. we'll zoom back into that shot so you can see the evidence markers littering the ground on east 22nd avenue here in oakland right now. this all began in vallejo we think around 3:45 this afternoon about 33 miles from where we're standing right now. the chase reached speeds of 120 miles per hour. you are seeing video now from chopper 5. the shots fired were fired at the end of the chase. opd and vallejo police department both confirm that it was a vallejo officer who fired the shots. the suspect has been taken to a hospital. here is what this sounded like as it unfolded on the
dispatcher's side. >> armed and dangerous felon, 11th street going northbound now. >> supposed to be armed with pistol and assault rifles. >> shots fired at 23rd avenue. take cover. >> suspect's given up, hands are up. >> reporter: now dispatchers warned -- i don't know if you could hear that clearly -- of the suspect wearing body armor and carrying an uzi. there is a several block section in oakland roped off as crime scene investigators try to figure out what happened. we are waiting to hear from the vallejo police department now. they are en route to the scene to explain why this chase ran so many miles and at such high speeds and what happened here at the end. that suspect is in the hospital at this point. live in oakland, andria borba, kpix5 news. oakland police just released body cam video of a deadly confrontation with a
homeless man back in march. >> police. >> don't move! put your hands up! >> officers had been watching 32-year-old joshua pollack for 45 minutes as he lay unconscious between two houses on 40th avenue with a gun nearby. one officer placed his camera on top of the armored vehicle they were using to shield themselves. they continued to order him to get his hands off the gun in english and in spanish. after about 47 seconds pollack moves. >> get your hands off the gun! get your hands . >> officers attempted cpr, but pollack died at the scene. his family is now suing opd saying he never had a chance because he was still disoriented when he was shot. they claim officers could have safely taken the gun away in the 45 minutes he was unconscious. opd hasn't given any details but said in a statement it is "committed to transparency in
the sharing of information with our community when it does not jeopardize the integrity of an active criminal or administrative investigation." the alameda county d.a.'s office is still looking into the shooting. he's been called a liar repeatedly and now a controversial school board member is seeking reelection in an east bay district where we're told he may not live. kpix5's da lin on the questions that continue to shadow jeff bell in contra costa county. da? >> reporter: that's right, allen. jeff bell had rented a room out of this antioch house recently as the landlord evicted him as he seeks reelection in this district. there are two problems, one credible information suggesting he does not live in this district, two, multiple people have called him a liar. >> tuesday at 7 p.m. still haven't got cashier check. should have cashier's check on saturday afternoon. i will be there on tuwith cash.
>> reporter: promise after promise, excuse after excuse the landlord said jeff bell never paid his back rent. after three months the landlord evicted bell in september, at least his fourth eviction in recent years. the landlord showed me this bounced check he said bell gave him. >> i can't trust him anymore and i don't want to see and i don't want to talk. i don't want to do any deal with him anymore. >> reporter: the landlord asked us to protect his identity fearing for his safety. bell is seeking his second term as a contra costa county board of education trustee. a credible source tells me bell has been living outside of co co county with his wife. the bounced check shows an address in the sacramento area of 1 bell found out i was doing a -- area. once bell found out i was doing a story about him, he updated his address in the district yesterday afternoon. last night i went to check out that address, no signs of jeff bell, but i found his supporter
who claims bell lives in the house. so does he live here? >> he has always lived in antioch. he maintains a couple different residences. >> reporter: in this house? >> he does. >> reporter: how long has he lived in this house? >> it's been a minute. he does live in antioch, but because he -- >> reporter: so how long has he lived here? >> because he's gone through -- >> reporter: i asked you a simple question. how long has he lived in this house? >> i don't know how -- how simple of a question that is. >> reporter: for 30 minutes she could not and would not answer how long bell has lived there or show any proof of bell living there. his residency. >> they're asking questions for two years about his residency whether it's in his car, at his family in sacramento. >> reporter: fellow trustee vicky chavez said a person who can't manage his money shouldn't manage a district. >> he prides himself on sitting on the budget committee and going to sacramento to take care of their budgets and it's like no. how can you do that? >> reporter: bell has a history of lying. in september he called out sick
to his board of education meeting and was caught on video that came night speaking at a different meeting. an investigation also found he lied in his 2014 candidate statement claiming he has multiple college degrees. the east bay times also found his mugshot after he pleaded no contest to cashing a bad check. right now in his bio on the board of education website he claims he's a film producer. >> he's not to be trusted. >> reporter: ingrid newman and sharon matia from southern california said bell lied to them earlier this year about paying for a tv project. they later learned bell has no experience in film production and wasted several thousand dollars of their own money on a project that never panned out. >> he knew exactly what to say, how to say it. >> and he conned us. >> reporter: i repeatedly reached out to bell trying to get his response to the allegations. he says he was busy last night and again today no response. instead he does have the time
at least to send out this e- mail. last night he sent this scary clown to both the landlord and myself as we were doing an interview. >> so as you pointed out numerous times, this is a reelection. he's run once before. he won the first time. any support within the district? what's the overall feeling? >> reporter: yes. he had a good number of supporters, but over the years that number has dropped. in fact, the east bay times editorial board earlier this week actually called him a liar and they're endorsing one of his challengers. >> all right. da lin in antioch, thanks so much. google employees across the globe staged a worldwide walkout today to protest the search giant's handling of sexual harassment claims. chopper 5 was overhead as employees scrawled out not okay, google, in chalk at the mountain view headquarters of the company. kpix5's kiet do is live for us. >> reporter: these are
typically tech workers who just kind of keep their heads down, focus on the work, but today we've seen something we've never really seen before. they openly criticized their own employer en masse while on the clock. you could make the argument that what happened today was historic. >> i have friends. i have family who have been sexually ha is raked time and time again -- harassed time and time again and as a result we need to show a way time's up and this is the best way we can do that. >> reporter: from dublin to london, zurich to singapore, from massachusetts to new york city, google employees came out by the thousands and at 11:10 a.m. local time headquarters in mountain view did not disappoint. streaming in by the thousands to the google plex they chanted and wrote time's up. >> respect women because whatever happens to women, it's women who is getting affected. >> reporter: today's walkout is in response to a new york times investigation that found the company quietly protected executives accused of sexual misconduct and made hefty payouts after they resigned. in response the company said it
fired 48 employees with none receiving exit pack, but it seems that was not enough. a po on the cut a core group of seven employees who organized the walkout listed their demands. end forced arbitration for sexual harassment claims. they want more pay equality and sexual harassment reports to be made public and a uniform reporting process for sexual harassment claims. >> if there was one company that could pull it off, it would be google. >> reporter: san jose state professor meg verick is an hr expert and said this is a chance for google to lead the way and trigger massive change within tech and beyond. >> google today has an opportunity and they shouldn't miss the opportunity to make a sincere effort to address the employee concerns. >> reporter: and ceo sundar pichai released a statement saying in part, "employees have raised constructive ideas for how we can improve our policies and processes going forward. we are taking in their feedback to turn these ideas into action."
live in mountain view, kiet do, kpix5. still ahead a case of corporate espionage. >> a company with california ties that was targeted. >> reporter: people living in this san francisco neighborhood say they've lost sleep since uber moved into this building. we'll explain why. by creating affordable housing, ll "reduce h" expanding mental-health services, and providing clean restrooms and safe shelters with independent oversight, open books, and strict accountability measures to make sure every penny goes to solving our homeless crisis. vote yes on c. endorsed by the democratic party, nancy pelosi, and dianne feinstein. california's public schools rank 44th in the nation. 44th. i'm marshall tuck, i'm a public-school parent, and i know we can do better. in the public schools i led, we got more funding into our classrooms, supported our teachers, and we raised graduation rates by 60%. that's why president obama's education secretary endorses me.
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permit to operate in a residential zone, but about a month ago uber opened this 24 hour bicycle repair and recharge facility for its jump electric bike sharing business. neighbors say the noisy roll-up door is opening and closing all night long as trucks arrive to drop off and pick up bikes. jeannie barr lives next-door and says there's no escaping the noise. >> with the garage door open, the trucks going in, the bikes going off, a lot of noise, a lot of talk. >> reporter: neighbors say the tall apartment buildings and victorian homes tend to focus sound. so the noise coming through some people's windows is amplified. >> this is a unique area where sound carries different ways and up high above you can hear things that you might not necessarily hear at their level. >> it's been awful and the neighbors have been surprised that nobody was contacted on the street about this kind of use. >> reporter: it turns out the city wasn't contacted either. this letter to the building's owner from the planning department says the 24 hour
bike shop does not qualify under the previous tenant's use permit. uber told us in a written statement today, "jump plans to cease nighttime operation and we will continue working with the planning department to address any concerns." but the notice of enforcement demands uber immediately discontinue use of the facility until they get a new permit. so far that hasn't happened and the neighbors are wondering why not. >> they keep saying they shouldn't be operating 24 hours and yet they are. >> reporter: in san francisco, john ramos, kpix5. paul deanno standing by with a look a the forecast and it has been feeling like summer out there. >> for some of you warmer than summer. trivia question. what do aha, van halen, wham, tears for fears, u2 and today's weather hain common? >> 80s. >> nice. two children of the '80s right over there. 80s across the board, even half moon bay hitting 80 degrees,
san francisco 81 tying you for the second warmest day of the year on november 1st, oakland 83, santa rosa 88, concord 85 degrees. bay area science fair is coming up saturday at at&t park. please join me. we'll have a great time. there are booths all throughout the stadium with cool hands on science experiments, hope to see you and your kids there, 71 degrees, still sunny and warm this weekend at at&t park beginning at 11:00 on saturday morning. there is a very large ridge of high pressure. it is big, strong and most importantly, it's not moving. so the ridge of high pressure that stays close to us will do what it has been doing, which is keep us mild and we will stay mild and stay warm and completely dry for the foreseeable future. 80s not as warm tomorrow, but still above average, napa 80, concord 81, livermore 83, 75 in fremont, 70 in san francisco with morning fog and 65 is your high for pacifica. your extended forecast, the warmest day of the next several will be saturday, mid- to upper
80s again inland. we gain an hour of sleep saturday night. that's awesome. sunday the sunshine continues and we stay above average and dry into next week. eventually we'll need some rainfall. i don't see a drop over the next week. back to you. >> thanks. a final cross-bay battle between the raiders and the 49ers is playing out tonight at levi stadium. >> the football field is not the only place where competition is going on. kpix5's betty yu on the friendly face-off between chefs representing oakland and san francisco. >> hey, betty. >> reporter: hi, veronica and allen. we're talking about michael mena's tailgate and all the fans get one of these final battle of the bay rags and that's before they feast on food from san francisco and oakland chefs tonight. i surveyed a few of them. so far it seems like there's no clear winner. inside michael mena's tailgate at levi stadium the lobsters are ready to be boiled and
butter. gourmet hotdogs are on the grill and the pork cutlets deep in the fryer. >> that was probably the best brisket i've ever had in my life. >> reporter: it's from san francisco. >> i'll have to give it to them for the food, a little bit of an upgrade. i still love my raiders, but this is off the hook. >> reporter: in the kitchen tonight guest chefs sarah and evan rich from san francisco's rich table serving up their signature porcini spiced brisket next to oakland chef james ciabu dishing out his chicken fried pork chop sandwich. what's it like representing oakland because the raiders won't be in oakland much longer? >> it's kind of like the last hurrah for me, so maybe a farewell. >> i think they'll get out of eating the brisket. >> reporter: tonight there are 500 plus fans savoring some 50 dishes. >> the spirit of the tailgate has always been this
collaboration but competition with different chefs and even with our own team. so this one was really interesting because it's all bay area, so we're using all bay area product. >> it's too close to call. the oakland chefs outstanding, very spicey like the raiders. >> san francisco, you can't go wrong with brisket. >> reporter: and the fans told me tonight that even though both teams are tanking this season, they came here to have a really good meal and a lot of fun. looks like so far they are and we hope it stays that way throughout the night. back to you. >> we are so lucky to live here in the bay area, all this good food. >> it doesn't matter what the record is because the food is good. just eat. >> vern glenn got there at 3:20 >> he saidice said there were 10 arrests already. >> oh, my goodness. keep it calm. just eat the food. 8-1, the warriors are looking for a little competition. so who did they bring in today? why steph curry might have
nick mullens started as quarterback for the 49ers tonight and threw touchdowns on his first two nfl drives. he's looking like a hall of famer. 49ers lead 14-3. at least there's one hall of famer tonight, the 49ers honoring terrell owens for his induction over the summer. t.o. spent the first eight seasons of his career with san francisco before a very public breakup in 2004, but as they say, time heals all wounds. >> me leaving here, it had ing performance based. obviously just a difference of opinions here and there. yeah, this is us rekindling, connecting and reconnecting and being a big family. >> that is too bad. he should have never left. the warriors hosted the harlem globetrotters at practice today and the way golden state is playing right now they're making every other
team in the league look like the generals. steph curry working with the globetrotters after practice to add some new tricks to his game, like he needs them. he had 37 points last night. while the offense and fireworks get all the headlines, draymond green continues to anchor the defense. >> reporter: is the defensive player of the year award something you're chasing? >> i need that. >> reporter: you need that? >> i need that bad. >> reporter: how bad? >> real bad. i made second team all defense last year. i'm angry about that still and i'll be angry until i right that. so that's a serious issue this year. klay thompson arrived at oracle addressed as jackie moon from the movie semi pro. klay said will ferrell sent him the costume after it was joked
that he looked like jackie moon after wearing a headband in chicago. javale mcgee dressed as the grinch complete with his fannie pack and after the game mcgee put the costume back on to meet with reporters. >> they had to custom make it. this is custom right here. >> reporter: are you going to find another use for it or does it go back in the closet until next halloween? >> i think this one will stay in the closet. i don't really have nothing else to wear it with. the world series trophy needs to be repaired after a fan hit it with a beer can during the red sox parade. one fan was arrested for hitting boston managitn. itabouthonly thing that went wrong for the rookie manager all year. >> i panicked because it kind of like hit me, hit my daughter. you myuger, she didn't care. she's like oh, it's part of it. we're fine actually. i just got to be ready to make that play the next time.
>> ow. >> i think the fans were trying to be nice and say hey, you need a cold beer, but probably not a good idea, right? >> you're supposed to get the headache from drinking the beer, not getting hit by it. can they fix the trophy? >> absolutely. >> good. thanks, dennis. coming up in our next half hour maybe you've gotten them, text messages telling you who to vote for, where they're coming from and how to stop them. >> coming up a new company says it could revolutionize firefighting with a new product, but state and federal agencies say they're not interested. why some local fire departments tell us they are. proposition 11 solves two issues.
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you're watching kpix5 news. our top story at 6:30, it's enough to make you want to set your phone on silent 24/7 for the next five days at least. first it was all the unsolicited phone calls. >> now political campaigns are blowing up phones with text messages. kpix5 political reporter melissa caen with where they're coming from and how you can stop them. >> can you? >> we can try. so it's happening all over the country, text messages say vote for proposition this or candidate that, even if you didn't give anyone permission to text you. so we wanted to know who is to blame and does it work? the text messages just keep coming, dozens of them from people you don't know asking you to vote for a candidate or ballot measure. >> the one topic that really sets voters off. >> reporter: john arntz is the director of elections for san
francisco. his office gets many calls a day of people complaining about the texts. that's because campaigns get our information from the local elections department. >> it's not the department's fault people are getting text messages and phone calls from campaigns. >> reporter: when you register to vote, you give your name, address and sometimes phone number and by law campaigns are allowed to get all that information. even if you don't give your phone number, campaigns can use your name and address in the file and get your number from another source. >> i think it's going to be the norm. the question is a lot of people don't like it because they think it's too personal. >> reporter: john durham is an expert on marketing strategy for brands and candidates. he says even though not everyone like the text messages, they are cheap and they work. >> our purpose of our business is to inform, persuade and remind and those text repter: says this is all pretty new and in the future text messages will probably be more targeted, but for now there's just no way to stop all the text messages.
although john arntz says some campaigns will stop contacting youonce you've turned in your ballot. now that's how you get people to vote. i voted today. i want to point out even if you text back campaigns saying take me off your list. sometimes they'll text back or try to argue with you. that's not a foolproof way. according john durham, even when people are annoyed, they are getting a reminder an election is coming up and that has actually gotten even some annoyed people to vote. >> thanks. head to our website www.kpix.com/election and our reporters will be live on election night covering the bay area's hottest races. watch live team coverage at 8:00 tuesday on www.kpix.com. update on a new and environmentally friendly way to
fight wildfires. we first told you about the company that said its product can put out fires in record time, but kpix5's julie watts explains the company is getting some pushback from state and federal agencies. >> reporter: the homes behind me are a perfect example of the increasing fire risk as communities continue to expand into areas with dense vegetation. now one company claims it can revolutionize firefighting but state and federal agencies say they're not interested. a raging pallet fire extinguished in about 20 seconds using an additive called pts. the company claims ptx extinguishes fires faster than any other product on the market. water on the left, ptx on the right, the additive extinguished the fire almost a minute faster and left the burnt wood cool to the touch. firefighters were impressed that unlike current retardants
ptx is biodegradable and nontoxic. >> i would highly suggest testing it out because it was pretty impressive. >> reporter: but cal fire says it won't happen any time soon at least on the state and federal level. the agency simply does not have the testing facilities needed to insure new products are safe and effective. so they rely on the federal national forest service for testing which tells us ptx does not meet its requirements of either water enhancer or foam specifications, so they have no plans to test it either. >> seeing it firsthand made me more of a believer. >> reporter: the san mateo fire chief said while cal fire and the feds may not be interested, san mateo city is. he was one of a half dozen fire chiefs who showed up to a ptx demo and were impressed how little water was needed and how fast the charred products cooled. it's officially available on the market today. it will take some time to approve this product for testing even at the local level, a matter of months. meanwhile cal fire tells us there are other products that
do make similar claims and they aren't legally prohibited from doing the testing. they say they simply don't have the facilities. in san mateo county, julie watts, kpix5. new details, charges have been filed in the accidental shooting of a toddler in oakland. the boy's father faces two counts of felony child abuse. his 3-year-old son was shot monday night. he is in critical condition. police say the father had put a loaded semiautomatic gun on top of an entertainment cabinet. the child apparently found it and shot himself by accident. drivers gone wild in the south bay, sideshows kept officers very busy halloween night. this one happened in san jose about 1:00 this morning on 880 and gish road. cars are swerving and the tires smoking there. officers say this was one of three huge sideshows. >> we estimate we had approximately 10050 to 200 vehicles involve -- 150 to 200
those numbers look good, but apple got cored in after hours trading today following its fourth quarter earnings report. shares tumbled by 7% briefly drag the tech giant below its historic $1 trillion market cap. earnings and revenue beat wall street expectations. however, the company missed its shipment estimates on iphones. apple said it plans to increase prices to make up for slowing sales. a federal grand jury in san francisco has indicted a
chinese government-owned company for economic espionage targeting a u.s. tech company with bay area ties. the defendants including a second company in taiwan are accused of conspiring to steal, convey and possess stolen trade secrets from chipmaker micron technology. >> it's time for china to join the community of lawful nations. international trade has been good for china, but cheating must stop. >> micron is based in boise, idaho, but has offices in milpitas. it has a large share of the dynamic random access memory, dram for short. china didn't have that technology until recently the justice department said. the port of oakland gets a massive refrigerator. we took a look inside. >> the refrigerator known as the pacific ocean offered no help for us today whatsoever. that's the sunset, amazing
big corporations are making and just got a huge tax break. but the middle class is struggling. prop c is a common-sense plan. the top 1% of businesses pay their fair share to tackle homelessness for all of us. companies with revenue greater than $50 million pay, not small businesses or homeowners. the prop c plan is supported by the democratic party, nancy pelosi & dianne feinstein vote "yes" on c. big corporations pay for it, not you.
food bound for asian markets. it's expected to process up to 1 million tons of perishable products every year. >> oakland's really been lacking in cold chain compliant infrastructure. so this is really kind of solidifying the infrastructure within oakland that's needed to handle this type of business. >> in the past shippers would have to use alternate ports for perishables. the new facility is expected to create about 200 new jobs in oakland. we may change our clocks on sunday, paul, but the sunsets will remain the same, just earlier. >> exactly. that means the beautiful pictures are going to continue. this has been a great week for sunsets and there we go again, but perhaps grabbing your attention more perhaps is the temperature outside. it's still 80 in concord and 80 in santa rosa. that's a warm night out there, san jose 78, san francisco 71, oakland 74. once the sun does completely disappear we will cool off efficiently down to the mid-50s for vallejo, fremont, redwood city, mountain view and san jose. we fall back this weekend. parents, rejoice, an extra hour
of sleep! sunrise bumped back to 6:38, but here's the tradeoff. sunset is now seven minutes after 5:00 coming up on sunday. it's not going to feel like falling back in campbell. it will be 81 tomorrow and our forecast for saturday is 83 degrees. so we're staying warm all throughout the bay area because the ocean influence, we just saw this big refrigerator, if you will, in oakland, there's a bigger one, the pacific ocean, but it's not in play now. the winds are coming from the north, so a minimal ocean influence. temperatures will stay above average for the foreseeable future as long as this ridge of high pressure doesn't move. it centered off to our west is giving us north winds. it's not just about is there a ridge close by. where is it located? down to our south we'd be getting a west to east flow, chillier. the ridge isn't going to move much, so the temperatures won't either. something new tomorrow, though, some low clouds and fog return to the coastline over the city of san francisco spilling into
part of san francisco bay, gone by the afternoon. as we look towards saturday, plan on no fog, sunshine from start to finish. your weather headlines, we will have coast and bay fog overnight tonight, temperatures not that warm tomorrow, not as warm but still above average. we'll do the wide view first and then go region by region coming up. this is the wide shot, 78 redwood city, 79 san jose, 81 for santa rosa, plenty warm. we stay dry over the weekend. the warmer choice is saturday. let's go local and head to the south bay first. we're above average in morgan hill 83, union city 74, the coast 80s to the 60s, walnut creek 80, antioch 83, dublin 80 degrees, mill valley 73 degrees tomorrow, alameda 72. you'll likely have morning fog, afternoon sunshine, sonoma 82 and ukiah 81, lakeport 80 degrees. extended forecast, a little warmer saturday, a couple degrees cooler sunday, a little change from day to day, but the overarching forecast of dry, sunny and warmer than average
is not going anywhere for each of the next seven days. we'll stay very unnovemberlike in november. back to you. >> it will be a nice weekend. >> thanks, paul. atms, uber, lyft, the internet, digital money, power grid, cell phone towers, b.a.r.t., they all rely on gps. >> but experts and lawmakers warn the gps system we use for free faces a growing cyber security threat and time is running out. >> this is a major national security issue. >> the threat is real. we see it on a global basis. >> we hope it won't take a 9/11 or katrinalike disaster. >> tonight at 11:00 how hackers are figuring out ways to warp a critical signal tocreate gps we by the people literally, the ones on the machines, how that works.
there's a gym in sacramento that's harnessing the power of its members' workouts to help power the building. >> reporter chris martinez shows us how it works. >> press go on your bike so we can calculate how many watts we can generate in a class. >> reporter: at sacramento eco fitness gym members aren't just energizing their bodies, they're energizing the building. >> good job. >> reporter: workouts here helping power everything from equipment to lights to fans. >> the months and months of trial and error. so we had to go through reprogramming. >> reporter: the gym owner helped wire the system that eight cans specially designed
equipment to the -- helps connects specially designed equipment to the gym itself. it starts with this treadmill. >> the faster they go, the faster the machine will turn on and they need to maintain a certain tempo to keep the machine going. >> reporter: inside every piece of equipment is a microconverter similar to what's used in wind turbines. it harnesses kinetic energy generated during a workout and converts it to ac power. >> the energy produced immediately goes straight into our battery. >> reporter: the energy stored there is redirected to every electrical outlet in the building. >> get that watt number up. >> reporter: for gym members racking up watts has become part of daily workouts. monitors show how much they generate and a monthly competition tracks who created the most power. >> more of a challenge to myself. it's pushing it how hard you can go, how much energy you can produce. >> reporter: a new take on people power helping create healthier members and a healthier planet.
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announcer: it's time to play "family feud." give it up for steve harvey! [captioning made possible by fremantle media] [cheering and applause] steve: how y'all? how's everybody? appreciate y'all. thank y'all. i appreciate you, folks. thank y'all. well, welcome to "family feud," everybody. i'm your man steve harvey. [cheering and applause] you know what? we got another good one for you today. returning for their third day with a total of $20,000 from las vegas, nevada, it's the champs. it's the mathis family. [cheering and applause] and from charlotte, north carolina, it's the harris family. [cheering and applause] >> come on! steve: everybody's here trying to win theirself a lot of cash,
and somebody might have a shot at driving out of here in a brand-new car. uh-huh. hey. let's go meet the harris family. >> hi, steve. steve: hey, kate. how you doing? kate: fantastic. how are you? steve: good, good. what do you do for a living? kate: i work for the american red cross. steve: oh, ok. that's a great organization. they help a lot of people. kate: yeah. steve: what do you do for a living, mike? michael, english accent: i also work for the american red cross. i alleviate human suffering, although i think these ladies would disagree. ha ha ha! steve: so what relation are you? kate: i'm his daughter, the oldest daughter. steve: uh-huh. kate: this is my mom jo. steve: oh, this the boss. let me just stop all this. kate: no. wait. hold on. jo, english accent: excuse me. yes, i am. steve: yeah, i know. jo: ignore here. steve: i already know. jo: thank you. good. steve: miss jo, you ain't got to tell me nothing. these kids--she think because she's the oldest she thinks she got pull. jo: yes. steve: i know the boss when i see it. jo: right. steve: now i done i found out who you are, see how i'm through talking to her? jo: uh-huh. steve: she not in charge of nothing. jo: right.