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supporters, and the people of iowa. >> reporter: the presidential campaigns moved on to new hampshire, while iowa democratic officials were sorting out an epic meltdown, blaming a coding issue for the delay. the candidates tried to make the best of it. >> what an amazing night we had last night! i'm someone that thrives in chaos. you want a steady hand in chaos, right? >> reporter: due to the technical glitch, staffers went to each caucus site to cross check hard copy results and make sure the numbers were right. joe biden was shut out of the lead after hitting an optimistic note earlier on tuesday. >> i feel really good about getting more than our fair share. >> reporter: precincts here said they didn't get to chlogy monday caucus, and delayed results were a glaring embarrassment. so in some ways, the biggest loser of the iowa caucus may be the iowa caucus itself. it was a chaotic and confusing
night with the whole nation watching. allen, veronica, back to you. >> well, michael, i mean, that leads us to this, have we learned any time about how this all started. you mentioned something about an app? >> reporter: yes, this mobile app seems to be the source of a lot of problems. it was something new they'd never used before. they say when that didn't work, they had to go back to good old fashioned paper counting to count the results. nevada was also planning on using the app, but already said they no longer will. >> all right, michael george in des moines, we appreciate your reporting tonight. thank you. and hundreds of americans have been evacuated from wuhan china, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. they'll arrive at travis air force base, and chopper 5 caught some of the preparations underway. we saw crews setting up fences around the main hotel on the
base and they also set up tents. about 250 passengers will be quarantined for 14 days at the facility. officials say there will be 2 flights carrying more than 500 u.s. citizens that will head to 2 military bases here in california. the plane headed to travis is expected to arrive at 1:30 in the morning. the other flight will head to another base in san diego. leaders in san francisco's china town are launching a pr offensive to deal with fears over the coronavirus. kpix 5's andria borba on the effort to tamp down rumors impacting this community. >> reporter: well, the rumors have been running rampant around china town and social media about where the virus is and is not. that's where the department of public health has stepped in to say the virus is not in san francisco. in front of china town's aa
back re, a show of support from the chinese merchant's association. >> we're healthy here, so don't worry about the rumors. china town is safe. >> reporter: typically the bakery has a line out the door, but someone posted a rumor on a social app that the store had coronavirus. >> yesterday someone told me wow, what's going on? >> reporter: even the foot traffic is down 50 percent by some merchants' estimation. it's one of the many rumors being shot down by the department of public health ahead of this weekend's parade. >> the risk is very low, and we're not asking people to make changes like canceling events. >> reporter: at the city college china town campus, community leaders got a crash course in the fact and fiction co the novel says there's reason to be concerned about coronavirus in contrast with the regular winter flu. >> we don't know a lot about the virus. there's no treatment, and there's no vaccine.
so there's a lot of uncertainty. we're concerned about both. one is a known threat that we can predict every single year. >> reporter: emergency managers in san francisco say common sense health practices are the key to staying healthy. >> wash your hands, take normal precautions, flu season precautions to protect yourself and if you are sick, stay home. >> reporter: there are a lot of people here on the streets of china town wearing masks over their face. at this point the department of public health says those are not recommended, they're not necessary. the coronavirus is not here. live in china tonight, andria borba, kpix 5. also in the south bay, coronavirus concerns keeping customers away and local businesses there are feeling the pain. some business owners at pacific rim plaza tell us foot traffic and sales are down. at health source usa, the owner put up a handwritten sign with a request for anyone who has recently returned from china to come back in 14 days.
he also says sales are down about 30 to 50 percent over the past week. >> reporter: why are people not coming in? >> i don't know, it's maybe they're staying home. they don't want to go in public places. >> reporter: they don't want to go to a public place? >> yeah, they're scared. >> reporter: at ranch 99 supermarket, management posted a sign on the front door with information about the coronavirus. it's in english and chinese. every single worker inside wearing a mask. and we learned a short time ago that 5 health care workers at good samaritan hospital in san jose may have been exposed to the coronavirus. now this happened when one of the confirmed patients went there last week for treatment. those workers are staying home until next week as a precaution. live look at sfo right now. united says it plans to stop daily flights from san francisco to hong kong starting saturday. yesterday hong kong reported its first coronavirus death. the airline has already
suspended flights to and from other cities in mainland china. a new report reveals china's economy will take a big hit from coronavirus. the illness is expected to cost china about $62 billion. now to give you some perspective, ebola which ravaged parts of africa led to a loss of $53 billion. this of course is a developing story, and we'll continue to follow both on air and online. you can also stream news any time on cbsn bay area, it's available on all your favorite devices. well in less than an hour, president trump will give his state of the union address. and at least 8 house democrats say they're not coming. among them, congresswoman maxine waters as well as representatives from texas, tennessee, georgia, florida, and new york. they all say they're boycotting. congresswoman alexandria
ocasio-cortez tweeted in part quote, after much deliberation, i have decided that i will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize trump's lawless conduct and subversion of the constitution. none of this is normal, and i will not legitimize it, end quote. still, president trump's approval rating is the highest it's ever been. a new gallup poll shows 49 percent of americans now approve of his performance. his speech tonight is expected to highlight the economy and trade. the president also plans to discuss immigration, national security, and health care, but he's not expected to mention the word impeachment, even as senators get ready to take their final vote tomorrow. >> i will vote for impeachment and removal not because i hate this president, because i don't, but because i love our country more. >> the house managers have abused the constitutional process by trying to use impeachment to settle a partisan score. >> meanwhile undecided west
virginia democrat joe manchin has called for censure instead of impeachment which is a formal disapproval. you can catch the cbs evening news at 5:30 tonight followed by live coverage of the president's state of the union address. and this note, we'll bring you kpix 5 news at 6:00 on our new streaming service, cbsn bay area, available on kpix.com. dramatic video shows what firefighters were up against earlier in pleasant hill. this raging fire broke out in a home threatening others nearby. this is video captured by the fire crews as they arrived on scene. flames were shooting out of the window there from that home on belmont court. the house was elevated and surrounded by vegetation, making it difficult for crews to access. still unknown what caused the blaze. >> it didn't spread to other edgation for structures. >> it's a hillside fire, definitely hard to access, but the crews arrived quickly and were able to contain it relatively fast. >> no one was home at the time
of the fire. all crews made it out safely. and a fire broke out at a vacant building it was once a denny's restaurant. the cause is still under investigation, but investigators are calling it suspicious since it was a vacant building. tonight we're learning a deadly shooting in brisbane was not part of a home invasion. police now calling it a random incident. the shooting was an isolated incident that happened yesterday afternoon. mad n of the rive todeadfrgut w dent who shot him. now that resident we're told is safe and cooperating with police. however, it wasn't the only incident in brisbane yesterday. many hours before that shooting, there was in fact a home invasion, but at a separate residence. the home invasion happened less than 2 miles away from the shooting just after midnight. someone kicked in the front door of a home, but when the resident fired his gun into a wall, the suspect left
immediately, the resident and his family unharmed. macy's announced today they're closing their headquarters in san francisco and will be relocated to new york or atlanta. antioch is among 125 slated to close in the next few years as they shift to smaller format stores and out let'ses. meanwhile sephora is opening 100 new stores this year. once the expansion is complete, they'll have 600 locations in north america. their u.s. headquarters are located in san francisco. there's a new plan to change the way bay area commuters use public transportation. a new bill called for an integrated transit system made up of coordinated schedules. the new idea includes universal local bus fares and routes across all 9 counties. passengers tell us they
already juggle many transit agencies on a daily basis. >> i spent years as an undergrad and graduate student commuting 3 hours round trip across 3 cities and 3 different transit agencies to get to class and back home. >> the bill would attempt to get all 27 bay area transit agencies working together. coming up, downtown san jose is looking for revitalization, could span sushi be the answer? >> plus could the next iphone followed in half? the new clue that apple is working on a foldable device. >> and what a company is accused of doing that could have put consist maniers in danger. >> and and tonight we have clear skies for much of the bay area. the question is when will it ever rain again? we'll provide an answer in the forecast as we look live at the golden gate bridge after the break.
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i'm ken bastida at the live news desk. we finally got some numbers in from iowa. the caucuses are over, but the computer glitch held up the returns for awhile. let's take a look at the latest numbers we have there, and a bit of a surprise, pete buttigieg with 27 percent. now this is of a percentage of delegates committed to each candidate. 62 percent in right now, and 27 percent going to pete buttigieg. bernie sanders behind him at 25 percent, and then elizabeth warren and a bit of a disappointment for joe biden in iowa. he's in fourth place right now with only 16 percent. meanwhile the 2 front runners have already moved on to the
granite state. they're in new hampshire, and that's where it goes in just a couple of days. they are wrapping up rallies right now in new hampshire. all this heading up now to super tuesday. live at the news desk, i'm ken bastida, back to you. all right, ken, thank you. big buzz in san jose today over a new restaurant offering up a taste of hawaii with a combination of sushi and spam. len ramirez has more on the effort to get other business owners to set up shop in downtown san jose. >> reporter: hey there, you know, retail has long been a problem and a challenge for san jose. a lot of businesses come in here, but a lot of them close up shortly thereafter. so with this restaurant opening just down the road here, there was a lot of optimism and fanfare today, but also the owners acknowledge a lot of risk. with that, san jose's newest
downtown restaurant was launched. they serve up specialty snacks using spam and egg, chicken and seafood wrapped in between layers of rice and seaweed. >> i would say it's a staple snack in hawaii. everyone is holding one everywhere you go. you go to the beach, everyone has one. >> reporter: the restaurant is opening on the walkway between san jose state and the plaza, but there are several closed and failed businesses along the road demonstrating the downtown's struggling retail market. >> not a lot of people can look past the closing businesses. we took the chance and we're doing well so far. >> reporter: a robust retail environment is an important component of a thriving downtown, but one that has eluded san jose for decades. but now san jose has a program called small business allies designed to help entrepreneurs
get a foothold in a challenging environment. >> they're able to work on small businesses with getting their permits filed and approved and getting inspections done, and they can kind of concierge their way through the maze to make it happen, and that's what happened here. >> the opening of a business was hard. we learned a lot along the way, messed up a lot of things, but the team at the city of san jose helped us. >> and i'm taking these back to my work friends and will enjoy my day! >> reporter: ultimately the success of failure of any business is in the hands of the consumers. >> when we come down here and walk around we think there's not a lot going on and go back and watch a movie, but now it's coming up. i like it and appreciate it. >> reporter: and there are now a lot more people starting to move downtown with a lot of the residential high-rises coming into the area, and there's hope that san jose will soon reach a tipping point where businesses will be
able to open and thrive much longer. len ramirez, kpix 5. well, walgreens has reached a settlement for allegedly employing an unlicensed pharmacist in the bay area for more than a decades. they'll pay $7.5 million to settle the state lawsuit. they allege the pharmacist took part in filling over 745,000 prescriptions. lee hasn't worked for walgreens since 2017 and was criminally charged last summer. tesla stock hit highs today after surging 23 percent earlier today. it comes after a major shareholder forecasted the company will hit a trillion dollars in revenue in 10 years and continue to grow. here's a look at the major indices. apple might be on the verge of unveiling a foldable iphone. the company just secured a patent for hinged devices with
flexible displays. apple first filed for the patent in 2016, but 2 big competitors beat the bay area tech giant to the punch. samsung introduced the galaxy fold late last night, and the motorola foldable razr goes on sale thursday. one of san francisco's famous painted ladies has sold for close to a million over the asking price. the victorian home is on steiner street and listed for 2.75 million and sold for 3.55 million. tourists reportedly mobbed the open houses forcing a listing agent for the property to pull down the open house signs. the bidding process was a competitive situation. rightly so. the home hadn't been up for sale in decades. brian hackney joining us now with the forecast. it's the goldsen hour out there. gorgeous sunset. >> i can't help thinking when they sold it decades ago what they sold it for. >> before full house or after.
>> i talked to my dad and he said when he bought his house, the mortgage was 80 bucks a month. wow things have changed. >> the electric bill is way more than that now! >> we have a beautiful finish to this tuesday, and the problem is in all of this beauty, there's no rain in sight. we have a few clouds out there, but that's about it making for some beautiful sunsets. but not great on the rain front. the next week looks high and dry looking toward the pacific. the numbers now in the 50s. it gets cold again tonight with numbers down to 34 in santa rosa, 34 in napa, and 43 in san francisco. in san jose tonight we'll be down to 34. chilly at night, and the winds kept us really warmer than expected last night, so it didn't get down to sub freezing in most locations. the winds which put a little chill in the air will be calming down by tomorrow
morning. so that will help keep temperatures down, and during the day tomorrow and thursday not too bad. so the winds wind down, the high keeps us high and dry. we look at the rain chances coming into san jose the next 6 days, this is another way of saying there's really not a chance at all. it looks dry through early next week, so we're chilly tonight. mostly starry skies, that's good. venus out in the southwest sky gleaming away. sunshine on wednesday. we'll be near seasonal temperatures. but highest temperatures in the week coming in again by friday and saturday. the numbers will be in the warmest spots about 70 degrees. unusual for early february, but what isn't unusual about the weather these days? temperatures close to average, in san francisco 60 degrees, in concord 62, san jose 64, and in oakland 60. down in the south bay, not much in the way of fog, and temperatures top out in mostly the low 60s.
palo alto on university av h en high clouds and 57 degrees. in morgan hill 62, and in san jose 64. for wednesday in the east bay, it will look nice. a few high clouds, otherwise sunshine, and in concord 62. travis air force base tops at 63, 63 at vallejo, and north bay looks nice with santa rosa one of the warmest spots at 65, and for petaluma and down the 101 it's 65 tomorrow. kentfield 65 as well. and in san francisco again 60. up around ukia and cloverdale the low to mid-60s. in the extended forecast, it looks like nothing but sun as far as the eye can see. tomorrow in the mid-60s, but look at what happens thursday and friday. we get close to 70 in the
warmest spots. the bay in the 60s, the shoreline remains a bit chilly, but right into next monday and tuesday there's no rain makers on the way, and it's not such good news because here we are in the middle of wintertime when we normally get the most rain of the year, and there's none on the horizon. but it can rain in later february and march. we've had flooding in march before. i'm not wishing for flooding. i'm just saying it can rain, and sooner or later it will. >> in the meantime we'll enjoy the sunshine. thanks. coming up, the odd friendship spotted in the bay area that's now going viral online. the number of uninsured americans, rising. the cost of prescription drugs, rising. the threat to people with pre-existing conditions, rising. the good news, so is support for the one candidate who'll do something about it. as mayor, mike bloomberg helped expand coverage for seven hundred thousand people,
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captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: breaking news tonight: caucus confusion and chaos. iowa democrats begin releasing results nearly a day after the caucus ended. do we have a winner? and with candidates and voters angry, is the future of the iowa caucus in doubt? victory lap: the president heads to capitol hill for the state of the union with an acquittal all but certain in his senate trial and his poll numbers higher than ever, will he talk impeachment. plus our exclusive interview with senator susan collins. why she broke with her party on impeachment witnesses and if she'll vote to remove the president from office. should the president apologize? trapped in china: as more americans are air-lifted out tonight, others remain stuck in the coronavirus hot zone. plus anger and fear as some are