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our county. >> reporter: the da's crime unit will up end the traditional relationship between police and prosecutor as they take a more hands on role on who gets investigated, arrested, and prosecuted. >> criminal street gangs were driving out most of the gun crime in our county, so that gave us something to focus on. >> reporter: and for people living in communities captive to gun violence, the change can't come quickly enough. >> reporter: there's been a lot of shootings, you know, around here lately, so i'm not surprised. and i think they should do something about it. >> reporter: san jose had 34 homicides in 2019, up from 28 the year before. a 21 percent increase. it's a troubling trend, and everyone touched by gun violence from the street to the courtroom wants to see reversed. >> because we have little kids to raise, you know,
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and this is not the future. >> reporter: so how will we know if the initiative is effective? if there's less gun violence in 2020 than 2019. a look at the top stories at 5:30, if you hope to ride bart in the south bay soon, don't hold your breath. >> they still have work to do before they can bring the bart trains in. there's still no opening date, and officials say they won't have a timeline until march at the earliest. we learned 4wuhan evacuees that arrived at travis air force base today were taken to hospitals because they showed symptoms of the coronavirus. and the lunar new year parade is going on in san francisco as planned. health officials say no one in
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san francisco has been diagnosed with s,t' ectly sa tat. the fired the onomy added 225,000 jobs, much higher than the estimates from wall street. the unemployment rate did climb to 3.6 percent. that's because about half a million people entered the work force last month, so more people were counted as unemployed. but it's up from a 50 year low of 5.5 percent. >> i was watching all the geniuses this morning on wall street. what do you think it's going to be? 110. well 225,000, that's only for last month. >> experts say the warm weather helped to add jobs, especially in the construction industry which was boosted by 44,000 positions. a apped up in the college
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admissions scheme has been handed the toughest punishment yet. he paid thousands of dollars of bribes to get 4 of his children into elite colleges and also attempted the scheme with a fifth child. the judge called his actions egregious. the sheriff of orange county has a problem with california's sanctuary state law. now the orange county sheriff's office released new data showing it released more than 2,000 inmates with i.c.e. detainers over the last 2 years. of the 2,000, more than 230 were rearrested. >> the new offenses include child molestation, rape, robbery, drug trafficking, and a litany of other crimes that would have been prevented arguably if i was allowed to turn them over to the custody of i.c.e. >> but don't make it sound the reason we have a crime problem is because we
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have undocumented immigrants released into the community as a result of sb-54. >> supporters of the sanctuary law say most undocumented immigrants have every right to be here and it protects them from being targeted by the feds. the giants held their first media availability of the first 2020 season, and the most notable speaker wasn't the team's new manager, it was an assistant coach. aliyssa natkin will make history, becoming the first female coach in mlb history, and she seems ready to embrace the role. >> this is my job. this is the next step. it's with any career, when you take that next step, you go in, you go in hard, you go in ready to work, so that's kind of the focus and that's why i'm here. all this other stuff is new and
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wasn't expected. definitely a lot of wow moments. >> and the giants looking to pump up fans with their annual fan fest tomorrow at oracle park. they'll have autographs from players and coaches. gates are set to open at 10:00 a.m. coming up, witnesses describe dramatic moments people scramble to escape a hotel fire. >> and another controversial year at the oscars. a look at those going head to head on hollywood's biggest night. >> coming up, a new fight over how to help the homeless in san francisco and questions on whether every neighborhood is doing their fair share. growing up in la, bad air forced us indoors.
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a person is dead and 2 in grave condition after a fire at a southern california hotel today. it was reported in multiple units of the venice hotel around 2:00 this morning. more than 100 firefighters were needed to stop the flames that engulfed 2 floors of the hotel. at least 2 people jumped out of windows on an upper floor to escape the flames. >> i open the door and see black smoke engulfing the hallway and black smoke was shooting out the window. she was hanging on the edge and a hand slipped and she just fell straight on her
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stomach. >> the building reportedly did an inspection several weeks ago. president trump has threatened to veto the bill after threats of corruption and misuse. the spread of coronavirus didn't stop thousands of couples from saying i do at a mass wedding in south korea, but the ceremony defendant some unusual touches to it. couples from 64 countries gathered to marry in south korea where abouttwo dozen cases of the deadly coronavirus have been confirmed. but you can see some of the brides, grooms chose to wear masks at the ceremony. authorities did urge the church to cancel it all together in light of the virus, however this big
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right now. they actually opened up with a video touting all the accomplishments in oakland this past year. the mayor is expected to touch on some of the city's problems including the homelessness and housing crisis. the mayor has faced criticism and quite a bit of it for not managing those problems even though the city has invested millions of dollars to try and knock down crime and other problems it's having. we'll have the latest from the address on i'm ken bastida at the live news desk, back to you. all right, ken, thanks. crews are putting the red carpet for the 92nd academy awards down. >> but this year a lack of diverse nominees stirring up controversy for the star studded night. reporter chris martinez has that and a look at who could take home the big honors. >> reporter: they're rolling out the red carpet and hollywood is preparing to honor its very best.
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this year the comic book inspired joker leads the pack with 11 nominations followed by the irishman, 1917, and once upon a time in hollywood, each with 10 nods. they're among the 9 films all vying for best picture. >> for me this was a really good year with a lot of possibilities. >> reporter: variety magazine's tim gray says this year no one film is expected to sweep the awards, which could mean a night of surprises. and for the second year in a row, the ceremony itself will be streamlined with a long list of celebrity presenters replacing the traditional show host. >> i think everyone was nervous if it would change the dna of the oscars show, and it didn't. the ratings went up, i think the tv audiences liked it. >> reporter: but beyond the winners, this year there's a dark cloud hanging over the night, with many expressing out range over a lack of diversity
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among the nominees. harriet's cynthia erivo is the only person of color nominated among the acting categories, and no women were nominated for best director, including greta gerwig whose film was nominated for best picture and screen play. >> i think that's the narrative, exclusion and lack of diversity, and that will be part of the conversation up until the last envelope is opened. >> reporter: as for who will ultimately take home hollywood gold, only oscar knows. >> grammy winner billie eilish will be among the performers. elton john and randy newman will also take the stage. and today in new york, harvey weinstein's lawyers tried to chip away at witness testimony
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saying time can distort what people remember. the defense remained tight lipped as to whether weinstein will take the stand. antarctica just hit its highest temperature ever on the continent's northern tip. yesterday in san diego, the temperature was exactly the same. although it's summer in the southern hemisphere, it's not typical for the temperatures to match. studies have shown that many of the massive glaciers are melting rapidly. some nasty storms hit the washington dc area today, and authorities are now investigating whether it was one or more tornadoes that touched down. here's more from virginia. >> reporter: powerful winds caused extensive damage to homes and other buildings in maryland and virginia. some appeared to have had their roofs entirely blown off. >> it sounded like a train,
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like everybody says when a tornado goes through. and the house shook and i heard crashing and everything else. we jumped out and looked out the window and saw this mess. >> reporter: people in leesburg, virginia say the sky suddenly turned black as the storm hit. >> it was so dark and then everything turned white. and when it turned white, then that's when the wind and sound came, and it was quick. >> reporter: it seems everything you look in this community, trees are down. this one came down, this one sheared off. this one totally uprooted, and over there the siding is off that house. the storms that struck near the nation's capital are part of those that wreaked havoc across the country. south carolina was hit hard. >> it was crazy. my phone came across with a message saying imminent, and i just knew to get in the bathtub, that's all i knew. >> reporter: the weather is blamed for at least 5 deaths in the southeast.
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most in areas struck by heavy rains and flooding. >> i'm still shook up. i mean it's a terrible thing to happen, but it didn't scare me but i couldn't imagine what was going on. >> reporter: further north heavy snow is in the forecast. more than a foot is expected in up state new york and new england. cbs news, virginia. brian hackney in the weather center right now. luckily for us we're tracking a gorgeous sunset over your shoulder right now. >> you know, all of that is the, remember last week sunday it got blustery and cold here for a whole 12 hours. somehow we endured it. then it moved east and was hugely modified. >> that's it? >> you know how different our weather would be if we didn't have the rocky mountains and sierra? because all that influence could come into california, but it's blocked by the rockies. so we don't get the humidity
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usually. >> we're lucky. >> yes, geologically lucky. except when we get an earthquake. as we head outside, we have a beautiful finish to the day yet again. looking at the bay bridge, see that concrete block in the middle? that's essentially an artificial island because you can't built a suspension bridge all the way across the bay, it's too deep. right now livermore managed a high of about 70 today. already in the 70s, and it's just thursday. warm again tomorrow. santa rosa 68, fremont 66, and in san francisco 63. half moon bay managed only 57. in san jose it was 68. that's behind the record high of the date set just a couple of years ago. the record low back in 1893. it hit 26 for the overnight
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low. low temperatures tonight will be far north of that. in fairfield down to 41, 41 at livermore, and 42 in san jose. pacifica 49. here's how it looks. high pressure sitting offshore and we're looking for the high to stay in place for about 24 hour windshield that low pressure that's off the pacific northwest. diving south by the time we get to sunday, and when it does, that low produces offshore winds by saturday night, sunday afternoon, so pretty decent northeast, in fact strong enough that we have wind advisories posted beginning saturday night. we get gusts up to 60 miles per hour up in the north bay, introducing the possibility of downed trees and power lines and electricity going out. not quite so strong south of the golden gate, but plenty gusty saturday night through sunday afternoon. saturday, giants fan fest is 59 degrees, sunshine,
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seasonal temperatures. actually fan fest, but fans fest suggests more than one fan shows up. that would be good. the pebble beach pro am is this weekend. saturday sunny, and sunday also sunny, but it will also be windy. the winds picking up in pebble beach and through carmel. 62 in san mateo tomorrow. saturday is the day to get stuff done, unless you like working in the wind. that will be sunday. san jose will be at 65 on saturday. over in the east bay, nice for tomorrow. good start to the weekend. it's high and dry in livermore, 64 degrees. 64 at vallejo. north bay is nice. fog forming tonight near the golden gate bridge. mill valley tomorrow at 65, 64 in santa rosa, petaluma 63, and up in ukia, still chilly with 59 in
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ukia. 65 at windsor. plenty of sunshine in the extended forecast between now and a week from now. we'll get clouds coming in thursday and friday. those clouds, when we look out far enough look like they might be producing some rain, but then the models all backed off and said probably not so. while we will get some clouds thursday and friday, it's still not looking like rain is coming in. we have an extended dry period underway. no sign of it changing, at least not yet. that's the latest in weather. coming up at 6:00, new concerns about coronavirus evacuees who just arrived at travis air force base. the symptoms that send them to a local hospital. and the iowa caucuses will go up as an epic mess. why democrats here in california are confident they can avoid a primary meltdown. coming up for you hopping on the wrong bart train monday. explain that to the boss.
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bart riders will see changes in their daily commute starting next week. >> if you typically take bart for morning or evening commutes or even the weekends, you'll see changes that impact some lines more than others, but it will certainly change some arrival and depoor which dedeparture times. they're hoping to increase service. peak service will be available for concord morning and evening, and for those who commute out of san francisco towards warm springs they'll now have later evening direct service available. other things to keep in mind, the fleet of future trains will be available on saturday and earlier weekday service on some lines, and there will be 2 line service for returns to san francisco on sundays. now remember all of this gets rolling on monday, so
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plan for that. >> also starting monday, bart's new ambassador program. >> it will add 10 community service officers who will walk trains in teams of 2, focus on patrols on the corridor, the teams will monitor safety every day from 2:00 to midnight, and the main purpose is looking for quality of life issues on board the trains and also at the stations. all right, that's it for the news at 5:00. >> the news at 6:00 starts now with ken bastida and elizabeth cook. now at 6:00, a cloud of concern hanging over the chinese new year parade. how organizers are trying to dispel unfounded fears on the coronavirus. >> reporter: how soon would you want bart to open in san jose? >> the answer is yesterday. >> commuter frustration. why south bay transit officials will not set a date for the bart extension to silicon valley. >> and a new fight over how to help the homeless in san francisco. a question of whether each
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neighborhood is doing its fair sure. our top story on kpix 5 and streaming on cbsn bay area. this just in, 4 evacuees who just arrived at travis air force base are showing possible signs of coronavirus. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken bastida. reporter ana giles is at the base now with developing details. >> reporter: we know that 5 people who were quarantined here at travis air force base have now been transported to local hospitals after showing symptoms of the coronavirus. the cdc wants to make clear that these people are just showing symptoms, they've not been officially diagnosed. the cdc wouldn't tell us which hospitals the patients were sent to. the 5 that were transported were among 53 passengers who arrived at travis air force base just this morning. and obviously there are still a lot of questions about safety, a lot of people wondering about at the time protocol, how are the patients taken to local hospitals, how do they remain isolated, we'll be
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getting answers on that later tonight. >> here's a live look from travis air force base where a cdc official is now giving an update on the patients. let's listen in. >> reporter: how are the isolation rooms handled to keep the patients separate? >> the isolation room is a place where there's negative pressure, so when people are breathing in this room, their air exchange, their respiration and breath doesn't move outside the room. also, if they're coughing for example, and that's one of the ways you transmit the novel coronavirus, those droplets stay inside the room and prevent anyone else in the health care facility from becoming infected. >> the novel coronavirus is also casting a shadow over san francisco's lunar new year parade, one of
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the largest of its kind in the country. >> but san francisco city leaders say those fears are greatly unfounded. kpix 5's katie nielsen is joining us now from china town. katie? >> reporter: yes, so this is actually supposed to be one of the busiest times of year here in china town with the festival going on and then the parade tomorrow. but here on grant street, the sidewalks and streets practically empty. many people say it's all because of the coronavirus. as music echos down the empty streets of china town, organizers continue to put the finishing touches on the 19 floats set to make their way down market street tomorrow night to celebrate the year of the rat. >> all of the floats have been lined up, and i've got my team on it making sure everything is perfect and ready for show time. >> reporter: despite concerns attendance will be down, the celebration must go on. >> this year


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