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working the story for months now. he is here with word of a major lawsuit. this 67 page complaint that was served today alleges that bank of america acted negligently and failed to protect tens of thousands of edd clients from fraudulent transactions as the civil lawsuit in a class-action lawsuit was filed today. >> this lawsuit is intended to be a wake-up call for bank of america. >> reporter: since last fall hundreds of thousands of edd accounts have been locked by either bank of america or the employment development department to weed out fraudulent, on the planet claims in suspicious activity. forcing legitimate recipients to call the bank. >> as soon as i told her there is fraud on my edd card, she said, i'm sorry, i am unable to
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help you. >> there working to solve the they admit is at least a $2 billion fraud problem involving the debit cards. >> i want america to be accountable, i want our voices to be heard, i don't want to feel like i am second-class just because i have an edd card. and that is how they made me feel. >> reporter: the complaint filed in federal court alleges bank of america failed to provide basic security measures like chip technology for its edd debit cards. that they did not respond in a timely manner to fraud of customers and breached the contract with edd. >> i do think this is a very useful step forward in making sure that the bank is aware of just how serious the problem is, making sure that the public is aware of just how serious the problem is. >> reporter: he is back to work in real estate but says it is the principle of not having her case resolved that bothers her and worries others have lost much more. >> when i heard 4700 of these people lost, i'm thinking, what is the recourse for these
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people? with families and rent to pay? >> tell me about some of the information you've gathered so far. >> yes, well, your reporting has been essential to our investigation. we believe that the damage in this case is in the tens or hundreds of millions of dollars because there were so many victims. >> we know that you have been in contact with bank of america since we first started reporting on this back in october. have you received any response from them? >> reporter: we have reached out to bank of america asking for interview multiple times since we first started reporting on this months ago. they did send us a statement today in response to the lawsuit that was filed, saying that it is working every day to prevent criminals from stealing money, while helping those legitimate benefit recipients to get their benefits. we are going to post the entire statement on our website, we are going to stay on top of this story, we are going to
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hear from a person who was working with edd for years, he's got a compelling story, that will air on monday. now to the latest on coronavirus, only a third of california's vaccines have been administered. gov. newsom is addressing the slow rollout. >> we've got to increase the pace and distribution in the demonstration of these vaccines. the reality is we need to get these vaccines out of the freezer and into people's arms. >> santa clara county is trying to ramp up its vaccinations but as devin fehely reports, officials worry they might run out of their supply. >> reporter: the county was depending on the federal government to get them more shipments of the vaccine. but with the news that the federal stockpile has basically been depleted, county officials say they are increasingly alarmed with their supply and therefore the entire operation could be disrupted.
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>> it is so organized, i love it. >> reporter: the corner of the vaccination site belies the chaos of the system as a whole. 92-year-old gloria herz got her first shot was morning. it is an open question of what the supply will like weeks from now when it is time for second shot. >> at the federal government had done this early on, we would not have so much angst. >> reporter: santa clara county had protesting as many people as possible the no-show -- initial dose. confident that it would be restocked in time. >> we learned this morning, no such stockpile exist's. this throws in the chaos, expectations around vaccine delivery. >> reporter: santa clara county accelerated its vaccination efforts this week giving 6000 shots a day, 30,000 a week. but the supply issue could throttle or stall all of their hard work. >> we don't have enough
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vaccines, the federal government has indicated yesterday that we are actually not getting any vaccines due to some inventory issues they have. >> which ends even more uncertainty to the vaccine rollout, that has been rocky from the very start. >> it is very frustrating, i have my parents, my in-laws come in to think that they may not have the opportunity to get vaccinated when they need to is pretty upsetting. >> just a reminder they are offering vaccinations for healthcare workers in people older than 75. they cannot offer them to people 65 or older just yet. in san jose, devin fehely, kpix5. we put together a covid-19 vaccine resource page, with information on how to sign up for vaccines, in each county, just go to new at six, suffering major damage, it was caused by the recent king tides. the pier is now closed as crews make their repairs is something that could take a month or longer. high surf advisory poster for
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this weekend, i'll meteorologist joins us now with the other weather story, a big warmup. >> temperatures will continue climbing. today's highs were about 10 to 12 degrees above average in most locations, tomorrow's high temperatures are going to be even further above normal. let me step out here and make sure i kick the computer and it does what it is supposed to do. let's take a look at the high temperatures, anywhere from 7 to 10 degrees above average, 10 to 15 degrees above average as we had farther inland, and this will be the coolest day of the three-day weekend, so some very warm temperatures potentially record-setting in store for us by sunday and monday. back to the high surf advisory committee continues to 7:00 on saturday evening, 15 to 17 foot waves with some of the larger ones up to 20 feet and of course the ripcurrents and sneaker waves that go along with any high surf at event. we talk more about that, coming up in a few minutes. here is look at right
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speech in sonoma county, warmer weather could draw more people to the coast. don ford says rescue teams will be on alert. >> this weekend's weather will be beautiful, the beaches will be magnificent. why are rescue people so nervous? warm temperatures are expected for the weekend making for a very nice beach weather, attracting folks to the shore. but the national weather service is sounding the alarm about very high surf. the sonoma county rescue helicopter will be patrolling the coast. >> don't be surprised if you are in a bad spot, probably here , me or another flight officer telling you to get back. absolutely. >> the danger is real. this is where three people lost their lives in the surf just last week. a father and two children. the children are still missing. lifeguards here will be here all weekend. >> standing on dry sand and waves will come up, they can grab you and you will be in 10 to 15 feet of water within
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seconds. >> this is what a 20 foot wave looks like coming ashore. the energy of the surf should never be underestimated. the water from the waves here reaches hundreds of feet on shore. and for scale, those are two adults in the upper screen. >> it is one of the most gorgeous, pure, clean beaches you will ever see but at the same time it is the most dangerous beach you will never walk on. >> authorities asked to enjoy the scenery but never turn your back on the water and stay far up the beach. >> we are here to help but let's do our best to have a nice weekend to where you don't have a story about being picked up by a helicopter or lot worse. still ahead, the band is over, president trump back on some social media platforms. california sending backup to the u.s. capital ahead of
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california sending extra security to the u.s. capital. 300 national guard members will be deployed this weekend, this as washington, dc, beats of security ahead of president- elect joe biden's inauguration. and possible protests from now until then. after basis ended for a little over one week, president trump's facebook and instagram pages are back up and running. this is how both pages looked at last check. facebook which owns instagram had initially bowed to suspend the presidents accounts at least until the end of his term. we recheck to facebook for comment but so far, no response. millions of dollars on
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a special prosecutor has cleared six fully hope police officers of criminal wrongdoing in the shooting death of rapper willie mccoy. a special prosecutor determined lethal force was justified. police say he was sleeping in his car with a gun on his lap at a taco bell drive-through in 2019.
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officers claim once he woke up, he reached for his gun, so they opened fire on his car, hitting him 38 times. the family attorney insists new video shows him reaching for his gun, and his race played a factor in that shooting. police have arrested a man they say opened fire on police officers. 27-year-old of san jose was reportedly firing shots on the street corner early this morning. when officers showed up, based day he shot at them. nobody was hit, but he then ran into a nearby home, a standoff lasted for several hours, the suspect eventually surrendered. oh, they include the boss coley ctr., san francisco wholesale produce market in the bayview, and the one at city college could open by the end of next week. contra costa county says it is not considering any idiom style mass vaccination rights just yet. right now the county only gets
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12,000 doses from the state each week but it does not have a logistical capacity to inject much more than that. 36,000 doses have been administered. bay area-based delivery at insta cart says that it's will help pay for its workers to get covid-19 vaccines. meanwhile, trader joe's says it will pay its employees extra to get vaccinated. the grocery chain says that will also shift schedules to make sure that employees have the time to get the shots. the city of alameda is launching feed alameda, the new program to support local restaurants and people impacted by the pandemic. starting january 20, the program will pay local restaurants to provide 90 meals per week to alameda's homeless individuals. women and children at midway shelter residents at the fema trailers, and those who use overnight parking areas.
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rallies are happening all across the state to reopen youth sports programs. we stopped by one of those rallies in livermore today, where some frustrated students and parents are pleading with the governor to quote let them play. they are urging gov. newsom to work with coaches and schools to ease restrictions, and allow competitive sports to resume. happening tonight, lotto fever starting to heat up, you still have time to score big between tonight's mega millions and tomorrow's powerball. the combined jackpot, $1.4 billion. we caught some people this afternoon buying tickets. >> i going to buy me a nice house, and give a portion of it back and split the rest with family. i'm hoping i win, man, i don't ever win anything so i am hoping i win. >> you only have to win once. small chance but there is a chance. probably not much of a chance for rain, though, this weekend unfortunately. >> unfortunately her chances of winning the powerball jackpot,
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and rain, roughly equivalent over the next few days but there is better news down the line in the extended forecast so i don't want to leave you hanging with that. let's take a look at the weather headlines, fog tonight but it's will not be as widespread as the past few nights and early mornings. drier weather is going to continue throughout the weekend, dry unseasonably warm weekend with near record high temperatures sunday and monday. we keep track of that for you and then an elevated fire threat develops monday and tuesday because we are going to see very gusty wind picking up sunday night into monday, continuing tuesday, combined that with low committee levels and those very warm temperatures , that is a bad combination. the good news is the fire fuels, the grass is vegetation, not as crispy as they were back in the fall and summer but
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still something we have to watch. a high wind watch in effect from 10:00 sunday evening through 6:00 on monday but i think they will have to extend that into tuesday because it does not look at the wind will die down until tuesday evening and our fire danger index, fire weather index, does show an elevated fire threat for the north bay mountains and the east bay hills as we head into sunday night early monday morning already, with the strongest wind and the driest air actually kicking in a little bit later in the day on monday and continuing into tuesday so that is something we will have to monitor very carefully. right now temperatures still in the 60s and a few spots to bring down to the 50s but otherwise low to mid 60s. over an hour after the sun has gone down. temperatures are mild in petaluma for stormy weather. temperatures dropping off steadily, they look like they're ready to go for a walk, does prevent something reflective and enjoy the mild temperatures. temperatures start off in the 40s tomorrow morning but then we warm-up rapidly, low to mid 60s across the board already by noon, with high temperatures tomorrow afternoon along the coast right around 60 degrees
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but into the mid 60s around the bay, with a mixture of upper 60s and low 70s farther inland, and that is the cool day of the three-day weekend, temperatures going up a little bit more for sunday and monday, we start dropping off a bit tuesday and wednesday and then your eyes do not deceive you, that is a chance for some rain showers by the end of next week on friday. we talk more about that, coming up at 7:00. coming up in sports, dub nation is ♪ ♪ the chevy silverado trail boss. when you have a two-inch lift. when you have goodyear duratrac tires. when you have rancho shocks and an integrated dual exhaust. when you have all that, the last thing you'll need... is a road. the chevy silverado trail boss. ready to off-road, right from the factory. bay area homeowners, learn how you can eliminate monthly mortgage payments and improve your cashflow. look, this isn't my first rodeo
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charles barkley, always has an opinion. that is for sure. andre is here to tell us why his latest opinion has some people pretty upset. >> this might have gone over the line here. the warriors were scheduled to be in phoenix tonight but because of contact tracing for covid, within the sun's organization, the game is postponed. after the warriors finished up their 10 point loss in denver, the postgame show analyst house but the medicates for
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professional athletes to go to the front of the covid vaccine line. he is known for being controversial but his points last night ruffled more than a few feathers. >> listen, as much taxes as these players pay, let me repeat that, as much taxes as these players pay, they deserve some preference to treatment. >> for life and death? >> yes. >> he made the point the professional athletes could be a high priority because they are in the public more often. turn to college hoops, no haley jones for stanford in their matinee against utah and when you are the top team in the nation you can afford to miss her maybe here and there. hana williams made six of 10 from deep, she had 18 in the game. they opened the second half on a 16-one run and it was never close. stanford wins 82-54, they are now 11-0 into the combined cal and stanford's record, they are 11 and 11.
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they took another loss at colorado, the buffaloes made five of six from three, and they go on to win 75-59. kalis headed for the worst reason in over 20 years. for just the seventh time in nfl history, two quarterbacks from the same college will face off against each other in the playoffs. green bay will become cal fair territory tomorrow at 1:30. despite dealing with a surgically repaired thumb, the rams qb jared goff will get the start against the packers. he showed up in berkeley nine years after aaron rodgers left, between them, only to super bowl appearance is, it has been a decade since rogers won his loan title. >> they tell me why have you watched the super bowl ever? i say i've got all the memories right here. they stay fresh on the brain. >> and leave it to new york post, the jets higher in this is what was on the back page of
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the post, mr. green, welcome to new york. i hope you things that maclean's things up. there are no fans avalanche game so the media had some fun killing time during the intermission's by playing solitaire on the ice. they have the capability to project things on the ring including digital card games. they probably had a lot of fun out there. >> a great idea. >> that is
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cbs evening news is coming up next. here is norah o'donnell with the preview. good evening. coming up after kpix5 news at six, biden's ambitious covid plan. the president-elect aims to vaccinate 100 million in his first 100 days. wait until you hear about where you can get you are vaccine. that is all coming up tonight on the cbs evening news.
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think you for watching tonight at 6:00. the news continues streaming on cbsn bay area. you n find it ♪ ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: disturbing new details tonight. the violent mob got within how the vice president narrowly missed the mob. the chilling note left for pence by the man known as the q-anon shaman. tonight, speaker pelosi warns any lawmaker who helped rioters may face prosecution. 25,000 troops called up. security. and the threats that led president-elect joe biden to cancel his amtrak train to his own swearing in.


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