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fisn't just about polar bears. we're fighting for our lives, we're fighting for clean air and clean water. that's why i wrote the law to send billions from polluters to uncos itmmersuiethinffstg president was with us back then, tom steyer. and he's still fighting for us, pledging to make clean air and clean water a right for everyone, regardless of your zip code. that's the truth. that's tom steyer. i'm tom steyer and i approve this message. right now at 7:00. >> i'm just worried about my water. >> east bay neighbors wondering if their water is safe to drink. why toxins under a high school are bringing a city council member to tears. >> heartbreaking, just absolutely heartbreaking. >> the victim suffered a major contusion underneath her chin.
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>> the relationship now revealed between a murder suspect and a woman found brutally stabbed inside a bay area airbnb. >> it's a tragedy, you know. >> he was trying to help another driver. instead his life was cut short by a hit and run driver. the search tonight in the south bay. >> i don't know how like you can live with yourself, driving away after killing someone. >> reporter: a popular and well respected police chief fired. >> this is what, the 10th, 11th police chief in my 7 years? we keep changing one after another. >> and the former oakland a's player now getting death threats from baseball fans. >> i will kill your family, i will kill your kids. right now on the kpix 5 news at 7:00 and streaming on cbsn bay area, not long ago we found out when testing will begin oakland in response to toxic ground water and at mcclymonds high school. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm allen martin in for ken bastida. the whole situation has one
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city councilwoman calling for the school to be rebuild. andria borba is at campus tonight. >> reporter: the hunt for tce will be on this weekend at mcclymonds high school. it's known to be in the ground water right now. now the concern is the air. it's eeriely quiet at mcclymonds high school after a second day with no students or faculty on campus. the campus is empty because of concerns over tce in the ground water and whether it's vaporizing into classrooms. an outside vendor will test the air quality this weekend. >> we're going to start tomorrow but will have to ntin intxt we as wellso is unclear how quickly we can get back. >> reporter: the 350 high schoolers may end upholding classes at nearby elementary or churches. one council member represents the west oakland neighborhood. >> i'm advocating for a full rebuild of the mcclymonds high school and that the state
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really needs to step up. it's been heartbreaking to lose ramone, to lose darryl. heartbreaking, just absolutely heartbreaking. there is nothing that can express the pain a parent feels at the premature loss of a child. >> reporter: 2 recent aluns from mcclymonds, both football players, died from leukemia and bone cancer respectively. >> we need to call upon the state leaders and our health professionals to find out what linkages there are to the cancers we've seen, to the lead exposure we find in our young people. >> reporter: east bay mud says it's safe to drink the water and bathe in it. ground water is not our source, and the area by the school, tce wouldn't be able to enter our system. >> i live nearby and i was drinking a glass of water when i heard about it, and i put it
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down. i got suspicious. yeah, it's kind of alarming. especially kids in this neighborhood deserve better. >> reporter: west oakland has deep industry roots in the area. a quick search revealed at least 5 locations nearby contaminated with tce, one just a half mile away from where i'm standing here. andria borba, kpix 5. the man at the center of a murder investigation at a south bay airbnb is being held without bail tonight. the 25-year-old have a japanese native who speaks no english. he surrendered to police yesterday, and he's now charged with killing his girlfriend inside a room they rented in san jose's east foothills. the body was found wrapped in bloodied blankets. police suspect a kitchen knife found at the scene was the murder weapon. >> the victim suffered a major contusion underneath her chin. the wounds went upward.
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now at 7:00, a paraplegic bay area rapper we featured in 2014 is accused of heading a multimillion dollar identity theft ring. amir rashad has been charged along with 3 others with stealing identities, taking out bogus loans, and even buying gold bars, one worth a million dollars. he was in court last week and is suntly free on a quarter million dollars bail. a good deed turns deadly. tonight the chp is on the hunt for a hit and run driver that hit a man trying to help another driver. the good samaritan had pulled over around 2:00 a.m. on southbound 101 in san mateo to help with a crash, then he was struck. the driver that hit him sped away. investigators say they're looking for a blue or green box-shaped suv. possibly a toyota subaru.
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>> there's no chance that the driver that fled would not realize he hit something. >> it's crazy how you just can't see someone who's innocent and trying to help someone else. i don't know how you can live with just driving away after killing someone. >> the coroner's office is still trying to get in touch with the victim's family. the search for a palo alto couple missing since saturday has a new focus tonight. authorities are concentrating on shell beach at the state park. that's the spot where several cadaver dogs indicated alerts or hits as they call it. there's been no sign of 77-year-old carol kiparsky and her husband 72-year-old ian irwin for nearly a week. they left their rented cottage in inverness and haven't been seen since. carol's son is helping in the search. >> we're accepting now a tr even though we don't have
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positive confirmation in we hav accepted that this is a loss and it's hard. >> tomorrow volunteers will conduct another large ground search above the beach. well many oakland residents still in shock tonight after the sudden firing of city's police chief. kpix 5's da lin has more on why ann kirkpatrick might have been let go. >> reporter: the chief was popular among the rank and file, but observers say shher c reform this police department. the 183rd academy graduation, a joyous day, overshadowed by the firing of chief ann kirkpatrick. >> my decision yesterday was extremely personally difficult for me. but i made it because i believe that it was in the best into of oakland. >> reporter: the police commission and the fid kirkpatrick oucauslater said it
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was over her failure to increase compliance with court ordered reforms related to the riders police misconduct lawsuit that resulted in federal oversight of opd that's dragged on since 2003. >> there's a problem with the backsliding. that was very bad and ultimately unacceptable. >> reporter: the police department was so close to full compliance, just 3 items left, but under kirkpatrick's leadership, a federal judge added 5 more tasks. some of those are related to the police shooting of a homeless man in 2018. the commission and the federal monitor wanted chief kirkpatrick to fire those officers, but kirkpatrick refused. single game record she was sold to the city of oakland and its residents as a reformer. but when she came here she turned into a conformer. >> reporter: the mayor wants to launch a national search for the next chief, but the
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chair of the police commission says she's like to hire someone from within the police department. drastic cuts could be coming to san francisco schools due to a $32 million short fall. the superintendent says that number could double in the next school year. he's looking at the possibility of budget cuts and lay offs totaling $26 million unless some november budget initiatives close that gap. up next new fallout from the sign scandal rocking the mlb. >> the messages that fans are sending the players. >> i have to look down and see someone saying i hope your kid gets cancer. it makes me want to see that person face to face. >> and many asking tonight if japan is really ready to hold the winter olympics in the midst of the coronavirus
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outbreak. >> and the wild bear that's the talk of the town. what neighbors are saying about her calm, cool demeanor. >> we could all use a bit of that. especially when you hear it won't be raining any time soon. but the weekend looks pretty good. we have the details coming up in the forecast when we come back. >> and don't forget we're streaming now on cbsn bay area. find us on, the cbs news app, or your favorite platform. when i came home from prison
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my sons were in their teens. so i got involved in juvenile justice, i didn't want them to
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go through the same thing i went through. michael bloomberg created the young men's initiative. in helping keep other young men and young women from entering into the criminal justice system. and we see it, we see it in young people being employed. we see young people being removed out the system. running for president, what better platform for him to speak about real justice, real reform. i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message. tonight death threats toward some players on the houston astros tonight because of that sign stealing scandal. >> that includes former a's outfielder josh reddick. the astros used cameras to steal signs from opposing catchers during the 2017 season. they ended up winning the world series that year.
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reddick says fans are getting out of control on social media. >> i will kill your family, i will kill your kids, blah blah blah. it's really depressing to read because this is over a game of baseball. it's not worth that drastic measure. i put a post about my kid rolling over for the first time and i have to look down and see i hope your kid gets cancer. it makes me really want to see that person in person. >> the astros take the field tomorrow in spring training for the first time since news of the scandal broke. meantime giants pitcher derek rodriguez, son of hall of famer pudge rodriguez opens up cactus league play tomorrow in arizona. looks like a lot of sun down there, and for us some clouds, some sun, no rain. we'll take what we can get, and tonight it's variable clouds and sun. it's dry and warm in the middle of winter.
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highsfrom today show santa rosa all the way to 75 degrees. concord hit 73. in redwood city it got up to 72. all that rain is just drying up even before it reaches the ground with low pressure south and west of the bay area. it keeps things mild tonight. livermore tonight down into the mid-40s. there's the low. we're getting that southwest flow and no rain. early on saturday we wake up to cloudy skies south of the golden gate. not so much in the north bay. more sunshine. low scoots east, high pressure builds in, so by saturday afternoon and sunday we see slowly increasing sunshine. but the temperatures take a bit of a dive tomorrow after a partly cloudy night tonight. a mix and sun of clouds on the weekend. cool on the coastline and mild for everybody else. we're still for the most part a little warmer than average,
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and it will be really warmer than average as high pressure builds in next week. numbers in the 70s by then. in the meantime high temperatures for tomorrow will be cooler than average in san francisco, but that's close to the coast. 66 ees l abovaverage. in toow, tomorrow in sathe n south bay w have clouds to start with 67 at campbell and 65 in morgan hill, and 66 at milpitas. over in the east bay we get clouds and slow clearing by sunday. 65 for danville and 68 at pittsburgh. antioch up to 69, and as we get up into the north bay, mid-60s will do it for the most part. a few high clouds floating overhead, but not so much as the south bay. and sunshine for ukiah and cloverdale and temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s. in the extended forecast, things are going to be warming up for monday, tuesday, and
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wednesday with the mid-70s inland, and when you tune in to see darren peck tomorrow he won't be talking about the rain we got. thanks brian. here's what you missed if you're just getting home. public health officials are reporting 2 new coronavirus cases here in california. one in humboldt county, the other in sacramento county. the sacramento county patient returned to the u.s. from china on february 2nd. since returning the has been self-isolating at home and isn't showing symptoms but tested positive for the virus. health officials are also testing another traveler. d th over the virus, protesters in one ukrainian village threw
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rocks and lit fires leaving several police officers injured. meanwhile japan is grappling with the crisis ahead of the 2020 olympic games. the government is hoping the virus will be contained when the games begin in 5 months, but health officials are blasting the government about how they handled the outbreak aboard the diamond princess cruise ship. >> there was no single professional illness person inside the ship, and there was nobody in charge of infection prevention. the next big election contest is just hours away. tonight democrats are making their final pitches in nevada before tomorrow's caucuses. the newest poll shows bernie sanders with a double digit lead over the field. nevada will divide up 36 delegates based on tomorrow's results. and a couple of live looks from las vegas. on the left is a bernie sanders rally. but he's yet to take the
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stage. and on the right you see a pete buttigieg event. he's about to take the podium any moment you now to try and drum up last minute support. and everyone is talking about this little girl. this roaming bear in southern california. she had a whole neighborhood captive for hours because of her calm demeanor. it allowed photographers to go right up to her. she looked normal and healthy. some say she looked kind of depressed though. others believe she was just hungry. it was eventually tranquilized and be headinback home to tmi pr tfonew tional parin tiea. >> we have a whole gold belt here, and there's actually quite a lot that could be part of this park. >> every bloom that gets
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knocked off, before it's pollinated, is a loss of crop. >> and knock it off with the selfies already. a local grower saying tonight our crops are not your backdrop. plus the price keeps climbing and climbing. why this small package of oreos will cost you as much as a luxury car. [ fast-paced drumming ] [ fast-paced drumming ] try to win by attacking, now, we know the trump strategy- distorting, dividing.
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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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grand now we have to deal withed us climate change is an emergency. that's why i wrote the nation's most progressive climate law. and that's why i'm endorsing tom steyer. because when big oil tried to stop our clean air laws, he led us to victory. same wthe toneelin because when big oil tried to stop our clean air laws, when tom says we can sav believe him. i'm tom steyer and i approve this message.
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an almond orchard in full bloom is a beautiful site. >> but the perfect orchard selfie could cost you a big fine. some selfie seekers have been driving into inaccessible private orchards and damaging crops and water lines in the process, leaving trash behind from picnics. the blooms only last a few more weeks, but deputies warn do not trespass. if you do you could get slapped with a big fine or even arrested, leaving the crop at risk of lasting damage. >> every bloom that gets knocked off before it's pollinated is a loss of crop. >> i've seen people cutting into the trees with their initials to leave something behind. and tonight a woman in the sierra foothills wants to create a new national park based on the gold rush.
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jennifer chapman wants to connect the many historical sites up and down california into partnership parks with a visitor's center in placerville. they'd fall under the national park umbrella. >> we have a whole gold belt here, and there's actually quite a lot that could be part of this park. >> creating a gold rush national park would require congressional approval. state lawmaker wants to turn a north bay highway into a toll road. >> highway 37 is flood prone, and funding would go towards protecting it. in a statement, senator bill dodd warned that failing to act now could be devastating y.r commuters anonexe red al gi how much would you pay for 3 oreos. why one pack is going for close to 100 grand.
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huge tax breaks for the rich, while the middle-class continues to struggle. that's what happens when billionaires are able to control the political system. our campaign is funded by the working people of this country, and those are the people that i will represent. no more tax breaks for billionaires. we are going to guarantee health care to all people and create up to 20 million good paying jobs to save this planet. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message because we need an economy that works for all of us, not just wealthy campaign contributors.
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mis the nation's oldest because we need an economy that works for all of us, black-owned design and construction firm. before mike, we were desperate. there were not a lot of opportunities for black-owned businesses to compete. mike saw that and he leveled the playing field for black-owned businesses. over the years, we have heard a lot of talk. but mike came in, and he actually did something about it. and that's how mike will get it done as president. i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message.
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okay honestly, what's the most you'd pay for a package of oreos. maybe 15, 20 bucks? how about $88,000? oh, it's happening people. packages of the new limited edition supreme oreos have $88,000 bids on ebay right now. they say the word supreme is actually the logo of a hot new clothing brand, and that huge price, that's a package of just 3 cookies and the auction has 8 days to go. so the price could very well keep climbing. >> now it's red and white, so is it red velvet? >> that sold you, now you're in. >> cream cheese frosting. >> there's three of us, three cookies? the democrat trump fears most. as president, universal the democrat trump fears most. rejob eation. a doable plan to combat climate change. i led a complex, diverse city through 9-11 and i have common sense plans to move
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america away from chaos to progress! i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message.
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announcer: it's time to play "family feud." give it up for steve harvey. [captioning made possible by fremantle media] steve: come on. [cheering and applause] i appreciate that. thank y'all. thank y'all, everybody. i do. i appreciate y'all. thank you very much, folks. i appreciate that. thank y'all. well, welcome to "family feud," everybody. i'm your man steve harvey. [cheering and applause] got another good one for you today. returning for their 2nd day, with a total of $20,000, from matteson, illinois, it's the champs. it's the benton family. [cheering and applause] and from brockton, massachusetts, it's the landers family.


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