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s people over profits plan makes a living wage a right. creates thousands of good paying green jobs in california. pr everyone making under $250,000. tom's plan also makes health care a right, by adding a public option to obamacare. protects union negotiated plans. and ensures californians can make their own health care choices. i'm tom steyer and i approve this message. tonight there's ongoing
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problems leading to the decision and what's next for the department. a toxic chemical causes the closure of an oakland high school. >> we've had 3 students pass away from cancer, so you worry about these things. >> tonight parents give the district an earful. now at 11:00 and streaming on cbsn bay area, oakland's police chief fired after 3 years on the cob. good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. the police commission voting to oust an kirpatrick. maria medina has more on the mayor's message to the city. >> city officials say the firing related to the police misconduct scandal that started in 2000 and put the department under federal monitoring. a recent meeting revealed the police department has slid
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back in progress with reforms. kirkpatrick was the first police chief in oakland. she was selected and appointed by mayor libby schaaf in 2017 and was tasked with restoring confidence in the department that was rocked by a sex scandal involving officers and an underaged girl. >> meanwhile oakland's police department has been under federal monitoring for 17 years. the department has struggled to comply with the negotiated settlement stemming from the police misconduct case in 2003. more than 100 oakland residents sued the city saying a band of rogue officers planted drugs and beat people up. attorneys for victims as well as a court appointed monitor say police have been backsliding on some of the required reforms, isciply actio for use of excessive force. now kirkpatrick was hired in
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2017 after a sexual abuse scandal. an uproar over how oakland police handled that case prompted the ouster in 2016 of the previous chief. oakland has one of the strongest models of civilian oversight in the country. the police commission was created in 2016 after a ballot initiative aiming to rebuild trust between officers and 7 volunteer commissioners have the rare authority to discipline officers and fire the chief. tonight the oakland police officer's association reacted to the firing in a statement saying quote, oakland police officers are disappointed in the actions of the police commission and the mayor. these events don't bode well for public safety in oakland. deputy chief darren allison has been named the interim chief of the department. here's maria medina with more on tonight's decision. >> reporter: after the police commission's unanimous vote late tonight, the commissioner chair as well as mayor libby schaaf spoke out during a news
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conference. the chair says the discussion on firing the police chief began about a week ago, it is time for a new leader. >> the oakland police commission voted unanimously to join mayor libby schaaf in terminating the chief of police. >> reporter: after a closed door meeting, the oakland police commission announced their decision to fire oakland police chief ann kirkpatrick. the firing is without cause, but tonight they said they'd lost confidence in her over time. >> there are a lot of improvements, but the disparities continue to exist, and there are a series of other issues that have just contributed lthe confidence. >> reporter: sources with the city tell kpix, some of the issues with kirkpatrick stemmed from failing to uphold reforms as the department runs
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under federal oversight launched after a lawsuit over police misconduct in 2000. there were also signs of tension between the chief and those that oversee her. last year the federal monitor criticized the chief's decisions involving officers that shot and killed a homeless man. >> in oakland you have to earn the trust of every key stakeholder, and if this commission does not continue to have confidence in this chief, i believe it's my duty to heed their request. >> reporter: the mayor agreed with the decision tonight after she said she'd spoken with the federal monitor about the termination, and he didn't object. still she says she has no regrets on hiring kirkpatrick in the first place. >> she stood up and came to oakland 3 years ago in the wake of a very shameful episode for our department, but i must respect the authority and role of our independent police commission. >> reporter: and it wasn't all
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negative. the mayor gave credit to kirkpatrick for reducing gun violence and officer involved shootings. she's entitled to one year's pay to the tune of $170,000 if she signs a release. outside the oakland police department, maria medina, kpix 5. >> our morning team will have the very latest developments on the chief's firing starting tomorrow at 4:30. some oakland oakland parents are demanding answers about toxic chemicals found under mcclymonds high school. they tell kpix 5's betty yu they're much more worried about what might have already happened. >> reporter: a cancer causing chemical found in ground water forces an oakland school to abruptly cancel classes, and parents are demanding answers. >> this is an insult to
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everybody in this community. >> reporter: parents angry over the lack of information and the short notice that school would be abruptly canceled the rest of the week and possibly into next week. this after a cancer causing chemical known as tce was found in the ground water. the district says they received results last friday. >> we know that there is tce in the ground water. it is not in the drinking water, and we don't know if it's not air. that's why we're testing. >> reporter: the presence of tce was first discovered when the school was removing an underground petroleum tank outside the gymnasium last fall. >> i made the decision out of an overabundance of caution given we don't know the results of the testing at this time. but any potential hazard meant that i did not feel safe having our students and staff still at the facility. >> reporter: testing is
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expected to be done over the weekend. results could be ready next week. vapors from polluted soil and ground water could move into buildings and contaminate the indoor air. >> the fact that the concentrations, um, were found just above the level that requires us to go into indoor air testing does not mean there's a vapor intrusion risk. is warranted, and that's what we're doing. >> reporter: angela jones is a junior at mcclymonds high school. >> i'm feeling shocked, ashamed, disappointed. i'm ready to go to college. >> i did not receive enough information. i don't feel comfortable having my daughter return back to mcclymonds high school. i didn't feel confident in the answers we were given, and i feel like there's a lot more that we need to know as patients. a robo call won't work. >> it makes me question not only my health, but the health of the community. people period that's in our area. just the fact that we live around all these factories. >> reporter: there will be 2
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meetings on monday for updates on the closure at west oakland middle school library. in oakland, betty yu, kpix 5. we have an update on the south bay's first coronavirus case. santa clara county's public health department says a man has fully recovered and been released from isolation at his home. meantime, a bay area couple is now back in california, and one of them has the coronavirus. they were stuck on the diamond princess cruise ship in japan where more than 600 people tested positive, including rick wright of redwood city. his wife cathy is concerned. >> i'm just hoping for the best. that i don't have it. we were celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary and also celebrating that we were now empty nesters. >> rick is now at a san francisco hospital. cathy remains quarantined at travis air force base in fairfield. she just got tested for the virus. if that test comes back negative, she can go home as
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soon as her 14-day quarantine is complete. for the latest on the evacuees returning home and the global effort to keep the coronavirus from spreading, you can head to our website. we've got the latest there, the search for a couple who vanished from a marin county vacation cottage is now a recovery mission. 77-year-old carol kiparsky and 72-year-old ian irwin of palo alto were last seen at their rental home in inverness last saturday. late today there were 4 separate alerts from canine teams at shell beach in west marin. the clues point to the water, and tomorrow crews plan to use jet skis and boats as well as drones and an airplane. they say they'll be searching both the bay and the shoreline. some new evidence could be the key to cracking 44-year-old bay area cold a case. detectives have released a picture of a person of interest linked to the disappearance of sherry roach.
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she was reported missing from a san mateo halfway house in 1976. she was only 17 years old at the time. investigators hope that the person in the photo next to her can provide some leads. but they need to find him first. >> it gives me hope, just, you know, to give us all closure i would ask her, you know, why. why she left or what happened and that i loved her, and i missed her. >> sherry roach would have just celebrated her 61st birthday. a contra costa county man could spend the rest of his life in prison in connection to a series of armed robberies and sexual assaults. oakland police say 25-year-old damon watkins pulled a gun on a woman on january 15th and allegedly forced the victim to go to a remote area and sexually assaulted her. he's accused of a similar attack on january 25th.
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a frantic freeway rescue. good samaritans run toward a wall of fire to save the driver of a burning fuel tanker. >> the bay area park where a mountain lion attacked a little girl is set to reopen with a few precautions. for hundreds of years
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america systematically stole black lives, black freedom and black labor. and i know my story would've turned out very differently if i had been black. so today i'm proposing a sweeping strategy to invest in black wealth creation. the wealth gap is inextricably linked to the racial inequalities of the past, and i'm determined to make breaking that link a centerpiece of my presidency.
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a courageous rescue on a highway in indiana after a tanker truck flipped over and burst into flames. it was carrying thousands of gallons of jet fuel when it swerved and hit a guardrail. the impact caused it to flip over, split open. 3 bystanders ran toward the wall of fire, helped the driver get away before that tanker exploded. the driver is now in critical condition with severe burns. a firefighter was among 7 people hurt when a swarm of bees went on the attack in pasadena. people scrambled across colorado boulevard as firefighters on a ladder truck used smoke to calm the angry hive on the side of the howard johnson hotel. it's unclear what set the bees off to begin with. rancho san antonio preserve in cupertino will reopen tomorrow after game wardens there caught and killed the mountain lion that bit a 6-year-old girl.
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that child suffered only minor injuries in sunday's attack. a fish and wildlife officer spotted the female in a tree yesterday. they sedated it, and after matching its dna to evidence from the attack, they made the decision to euthanize it. >> we are encroaching on their space. >> i don't know what they'll do because they're getting more familiar with people and yet there are hundreds of people who walk there all the time. >> warning signs have been posted advising hikers to be on the alert. california's new roof top solar mandate is a little clouded tonight over objections from environmentalists. state regulators gave a sacramento utility the go ahead to bud its own solar site that homeowners can tap into, rather than install their own panels. they say it provides clean
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energy without raising prices high high further. tonight it's the grand finale of the event that draws beer lovers from around the world to a specific brewery in the north bay. >> andria borba is live at the bar where it's last call for pliney the younger. >> reporter: the line has actually gotten a little longer in the last hour. now i talked with the manager inside. he says there is a chance that they may run out of the younger which means some of these people may be turned away without a taste of the beer. still, it's a risk they're willing to take. whether it's at their new headquarters in windsor or the old pub in downtown santa rosa, pliney the younger enthusiasts stood in line for hours. >> it's his were actually quite tame compared to the opening weekend. >> it's an 8 to 10 hour weight
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max depending on when they go in line. >> reporter: and you waited? >> 8 hours. >> reporter: was it worth it? >> it was. >> reporter: and for many of the younger fans, this isn't their first time this season. how many times? >> this is our 4th ip >> reporter: according to the sonoma county economic development board, in 2019 these 2 weeks brought in $14 million to the local economy and this year while the final count is not on, the county is expecting record breaking numbers. russian river says the good weather helped, but also for the first time this year they bottled the beer for the customers to take home. the idea to do that was born out of the kincade fire. >> that kind of thing really inspires us to think of creative ways to draw more people to our community. >> reporter: while hotels and
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restaurants are getting a piece of are these 2 creative entrepreneurs that come out every year to sell girl scout cookies. >> she sells cookies to everyone waiting in line for their drinks. she's usually the top seller. >> reporter: while it was a secret in the past, the word has gotten out, if there are leftovers, you may be able to get a taste of it tomorrow. andrea nakano, kpix 5. brian, i know you're a beer expert, pliney the elder, the younger, the pilzners, the the hops, is it going to rain? much. february 20th, 1962, why is that date famous? february 20th on this date? >> it isan francisco.
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>> it didn't actually. but john glenn, first american to orbit the earth. it's also ansel adams birthday. he was born in 1902. right now concord 51, san francisco 55, and santa rosa 46. things remain warm. there's a low off the coast, high clouds filtering in because of that low, but this is going to be too far south, kick inland too far over the south land in los angeles and san diego and they'll get rain. we'll get clouds. maybe saturday morning a sprinkle or two, but this one is going to miss us and the temperatures continue fairly mild. more clouds tomorrow, but it's still warm. cooler weekend. slight chance of a few sprinkles saturday morning. despite the fact that it remains dry and we're well below average in rainfall, the reservoir storage isn't that bad. shasta is above average, oroville and folsom right there. so there's some good news and
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bad news. so let's finish with the bad. i don't know, you know, sunny weather in february, might as well enjoy it. highs tomorrow in the south bay low to mid-70s with 73 for san jose and 72 morgan hill. tomorrow the farther north you go the more sunshine you get. temperatures in the mid to low 70s. up in the north bay nice. 74 in petaluma and in ukiah 73. the extended forecast, we might get a few sprinkles late friday early saturday. monday through thursday back to sunshine and warmer temperatures. and that's the weather. a new push tonight to create a national park spanning the entire state of california. the proposal
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an el dorado county woman wants crte the world's longest gold chain
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figuratively speaking of course. >> preservatinnifer apman is proposing a t ongold rush national state park spanning the state, all sites dedicated to our gold rush roots would be linked together under the national park umbrella with a visitor center in placerville. >> we have a gold belt here, and there's quite a lot that could be part of the park. >> the various sites would maintain their current jurisdictions and ownership and creating the national historic park would require congressional involvement. what have we got here on a thursday night in sports? the last word on warriors' klay thompson, and ncaa selection sunday will be here be
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nba up top, and the warriors, the only time you'll see klay thompson in a uniform this year is in a video game. the team announced he's out for the season. torn acl recovery. steph curry? been practicing with the team. just a matter of time. >> steph started working out earlier this week. >> he's not ready yet right? >> no. >> okay, good. >> rockets didn't have to worry about him tonight. the rockets and james harden caused trouble at chase
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center. a lob for russell westbrook, and it got worse. rockets had 25 threes. warriors anderson over the towel guy! stop it up, sweat off the floor. the rockets won 135-105. sharks in white. go ahead, put em up. traded blows with the new jersey devils. sharks tied at 1. third period. they had almost killed the power play here, and this then happened. subbann. that's lindsey vonn's fiancie. devils won it 2-1. first of a 4-game road trip for san jose. college ball. what were you doing in february 1989? i was calling it as a saw it in baltimore, maryland.
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you? it was the last time the usf team beat gonzaga at gonzaga. tonight it looked like it mighppagain. the zags were 31-22, and then reality. they turned it over, couldn't score. minutes later, gonzaga scored 49 second half points to win the game 71-54. give me randy bennett, give me five! st. mary's has it rolling again. fitz found range toward the end of game. the gales won it 57-51. santa clara lost at brigham young. >> and the madness starts in a
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few weeks. >> yes, just a few sundays from now. >> maybe st. mary's again. we'll see. >> we'll see what the gales do. we'll be right back. now, we know the trump strategy- try to win by attacking, distorting, dividing. mr. president: it. won't. work. newspapers report bloomberg is the democrat trump fears most. as president, universal healthcare that lets people keep their coverage if they like it. a record on job creation. a doable plan to combat climate change. i led a complex, diverse city through 9-11 and i have common sense plans to move america away from chaos to progress! i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message.
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