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a saratoga home. he casually rifled through the drawers. and looks for anything of value. he then unknowing stares straight into the camera. police are hoping someone recognizes him. people dodging bullets on the way home from work. robbers in one oakland neighborhood are so bold they are lying in wait for people like this man. he was nearly shot in the head in a struggle over his wallet. you can see the gunsmoke from the shot. the worst of it is happening along a stretch of international boulevard from fruitvale to high street. da lin is there and the thieves are targeting a group on a day. >> reporter: they call it mexican friday targeting construction workers. right now we are at the corner of international boulevard and 34th avenue. most of the robberies in the area happen around this area as you can see, this is a pretty busy spot. just right around the corner from the fruitvale bart
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station. the police say the bad guys are getting more desperate and violent. a dramatic robbery caught on camera. you see two men running up to a car, one potential victim immediately takes off running. the car speeds away leaving an older man fending for himself. during the brief struggle the robber fires off one shot narrowly missing the man's head. the robber takes the victim's wallet and least. >> it's insanity but that's what's happening on this street. >> reporter: councilman noel gallo says police are reporting a 60% increase in robberies along the busiest corridors in his fruitvale district. 42 cases between july and october. police used this map to pinpoint those robberies. most of them along international boulevard. and they happened mostly on saturdays and fridays. >> fridays are known as mexican fridays to the thugs and those that are making the robberies because on friday afternoons,
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friday evenings is when a lot of us get paid in cash. >> reporter: this robbery happened on a recent friday as the victims were coming home from their construction jobs. it was the son who drove off without his father. >> i have a son, i hope my son doesn't drive off but it happened out of fear. >> reporter: the robberies are so bad, especially at construction sites in east oakland, that some workers are arming themselves. you see in this picture given to councilman gallo one man with his shotgun guarding a job site. >> here, the individual and i'm not saying it's right and we condone it but they are trying to do what they can to protect their workers that are trying to repair homes. reporter: police say the robbers are targeting hispanic men and hispanic women. snatching their purses and their belongings. live in the fruitvale district in oakland, i'm da lin, kpix 5. >> councilman gallo says the victories in the robbery you just saw did not report it to police. he says many victims in his
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district are either illegal immigrants or scared of retaliation. breaking news, a 10-car pile-up causing traffic backups in contra costa county and the wet weather may have been a factor. the trouble started on northbound 680 just north of ygnacio valley road. multiple vehicles several injuries. our ann notarangelo is live in the backup and anne, what's the situation right now. >> reporter: right now the cars are moving particularly. it seems to be a typical evening commute but it's slow going throughout the san ramon valley. anybody heading northbound on 680. it was about 3:00 when this all started. there was reports of a car on fire at the exit on northbound 680. the chp actually doesn't think the car was on fire. they think there was steam coming out of an engine of the either way the rain put it out but it triggered a bigger incident. at one point, 10 vehicles were involved. one of the cars flipped on its side and five people were taken to the hospital.
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we don't know the extent of their injuries. but they were all talking and asking to get medical aid. so that's a good sign. several lanes were blocked and they were reopened about 4 p.m. chp asks people to remember especially because of the rain, we're not used to driving on slick roads, they are asking people to slow down and be mindful of leaving enough room between you and the car in front of you. they are also pointing out that they have recently had four fatalities in this area, three of those people not wearing seatbelts. and so they are reminding people that all the folks that were involved in today's incident all were wearing their seatbelts and elizabeth it looks at this point like their injuries are minor. >> all right. ann notarangelo reporting live for us tonight, thank you, ann. now, this is the second night in a row an accident has tied up traffic on 680 during the commute. yesterday, a driver died in a crash near martinez. drivers in a lot of places dealing with slick evening commutes. there are still some lingering showers out there.
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let me show you what in looked like about noon. those raindrops scattering on our golden gate bridge camera. the rain started early this morning in pacifica. enough to leave some puddles. and it's just a taste of what's to come. chief meteorologist paul deanno looking head to our next round. >> there are more rounds coming. this was unlike the past four or five rain chances. it didn't rain overnight. it rained during the day impacting anybody out and about driving on the roads. so scattered showers are winding down. light showers on 680, 238 and 880 in the east bay around hayward, union city and fremont. but all in all the majority of the rainfall is finished. north bay has a nice chunk of rain. mill valley one inch. received an email from a gentleman in corte madera and he got an inch. ben lomond half inch. novato nearly half inch. walnut creek .12." san jose no rain. futurecast showing round number
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one moving out but watch this. as soon as lunchtime tomorrow, we see the next round of rain moving in. more rain is coming up on saturday. we'll talk about it next. new details in the case of a body found on highway 29 in the north bay. officials identified the victim as 57-year-old maria cruz pasquale. authorities are still trying to contact her family in spain. she worked at a group home for boys in rohnert park. her body was found in the middle of highway 29 near calistoga over the weekend. an autopsy revealed she died of blunt-force trauma likely from being hit by a car. investigators are trying to figure out how she got there. they say it's rare to see pedestrians walking on that road. san jose police used concussion grenades to end a nine-hour standoff. police believed a man had
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barricaded himself inside a home near larch grove court and hayes avenue. police arrested two adults and 7 children but the suspects was not there. classes at nearby oak grove high started late due to the standoff. a crowd of angry uc students couldn't stop a proposed tuition hike from moving forward. [ screaming ] >> video shot by the "sacramento bee," students stood in the rain all morning trying to block the regents from entering today's meeting at ucsf. they also shattered a glass door as they tried to force their way in. in the end, the board committee voted 7-2 in favor of the proposed hike. it will raise tuition by 5% per year over the next five years to close state funding gaps. but students say they can't afford it. >> i'm from a single mother household. i do not have the money to afford this. and i'm not just doing this for myself. i'm doing it for my kids in the future. >> governor brown one of the
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two no votes at today's meeting pitting him against the uc president as the proposal moves to the full board of regents. our phil matier will have much more on that ahead at 6:00. be on the lookout for hot crab as in stolen. it's a crustacean caper on bay area streets. so just what will thieves do with five cases of crab? >> who is watching your uber ride? tonight the company fesses up to a secret device that can track customers. how one employee is accused of using it to spy. >> this doll has acne and stretch marks. the new barbie celebrating "normal." ,, ,,,,,,
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new york state could soon be declared a federal disaster. check out this amazing vide man sent up his drone to sh th a powerful storm blasting new york state could be a federal disaster. check this amazing video. a man set up his drone to show the white-out conditions in his neighborhood. jericka duncan is in west seneca where officials blame the storm on at least six deaths. >> reporter: it's hard to dig
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out when snow is this high. people we spoke to say they used today as an opportunity to stock up on necessity before the second storm hits. it is not unusual for western new york to get 100 inches of snow every winter. but the buffalo area could get that much by the time this deadly four-day storm is over. >> this is an historic event. i believe when all is said and done, this snowfall will break all sorts of records. >> it's winter storm knife in regards to the knife that cut through the heart of erie county. >> reporter: vehicles buried in snow are making it difficult for crews to plow the roads. [ beep beep ] >> reporter: rescue teams spent the day trying to get to hundreds of people stranded in their vehicles. >> we have 18 snowmobiles that are responding to ems calls, are responding to stranded motorists. >> reporter: the niagra university women's basketball team was stuck on their bus for
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at least 24 hours. >> the kids were great. they hung in there trying to cheer each other up. >> reporter: more lake-effect storms will blast the area overnight with up to 5" of snowfall per hour. residents are urged to stay home until this deadly weather finally clears out on friday. people are also being advised to be careful removing snow. several people had deadly heart attacks while shoveling. another man was found dead in his car buried under at least 12 feet of snow. the buffalo bills are offering snow shovelers $10 an hour and a free ticket to a game for helping to clear out the field before sunday's game against the new york jets. jericka duncan, cbs news, west seneca, new york. >> we can deal with a little rain, right? the president taking matters into his own hands to deal with immigration. he will bypass congress and announce his plan tomorrow night. it is designed to protect as many as 5 million illegal
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immigrants from deportation. the president says reform is overdue. >> everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. unfortunately, washington has allowed the problem to fester for too long. and so what i'm going to be laying out is the things that i can do with my lawful authority as president to make the system work better. >> republicans are blasting the move as an abuse of presidential power. crab season kicks off with a crime. someone made off with five cases of fresh dungeness. tonight we ask, what can anyone do with black market crabs? >> plus, "million dollar baby." a family may be forced to declare bankruptcy. how a trip to paradise led to an insurance nightmare. ,, ,,,,,,
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here's a clue. or maybe it's a seagull's lunch. it was monday, november 17th, just after noon when whole foods on market street was waiting for its first delivery of fresh dungeness crab this season. newly caught off the san francisco coast. but it didn't arrive. >> well, sure. people do that. >> reporter: mel of pier 45 seafoods says five finger discounts can quickly become four finger ones if the thieves aren't careful, crabs tend to claw back less so when they are already cooked as these were. crab capers are common and even more common in the ocean. poaching pots. >> pull it up, don't rebait, it just take the goods. >> reporter: the thieving started over the weekend and it's already happened to him. but right off a truck? where are they going to sell hot crab in the city? i don't mean boiled. >> a lot of places you can sell them probably, yeah, at the right street corner.
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>> reporter: five cases of cooked crab. street value $500. any witnesses have clammed up. the case is currently on ice. if someone asks you to buy a crab on a street corner, be suspicious. that's probably good advice anytime. mike sugerman, kpix 5. >> you have to have the muscle to pull off a caper like that. whole foods had enough crab at other stores. tonight uber is facing new privacy concerns over a tool that can be used to spy on any customer. the ridesharing app has a system called "god view." it gives employees access to locations of uber cars and waiting customers. now uber is investigating reports that a new york executive used the tool to track a reporter without her permission. uber said in a statement, quote, our data privacy policy applies to all employees. access to and use of data is permitted only for a legitimate
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business purpose. just yesterday, uber apologized after reports that a senior vice president said the company should dig up dirt on its media critics. be prepared for slow traffic on the bay bridge tonight heading into san francisco. one of the lanes will be closed on the upper deck starting at 8 p.m. the work should wrap up by 5 a.m. the closure is so caltrans can replace the expansion joints. talk about a million-dollar baby. a canadian woman is facing a $950,000 medical bill after her daughter made an early arrival in the u.s. jennifer kimmel's water broke 16 weeks early while she was vacationing in hawaii. she was put on bed rest in the hospital for six weeks until baby reese arrived nine weeks prematurely. the baby spent another two months in intensive care. she is healthy now. but blue cross is refusing to pay out on the family's travel insurance claim even though her doctor signed off on the trip. >> we had the ultrasound. we had the doctors approval.
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we had the blue cross insurance. i was only 24 weeks when we flew down there. we thought we were covered. >> well, blue cross says jennifer had a pre-existing bladder infection before her trip which disqualifies her from coverage. the family is trying to figure out what to do. if the wildlife is any indicator winter is on its way to california. this rather well-rounded or curvy bear was spotted taking a stroll around south lake tahoe over the weekend. it's definitely loaded up for a nice long hibernation. there is a possibility though that this bear is a pregnant female. >> or hit the buffet at the casino. fill up quickly at the gold nugget. [ laughter ] >> only 19.99. they said i could anything i wanted. a lot of trout. we have one round done and
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more rain to come. it felt like it rained all day. we are going to do it again tomorrow. two days in a row. how about that? oakland 59 degrees right now. san francisco, san jose, misting outside still. right around 60 degrees, sorry, san jose, you did not receive any measurable rainfall but santa rosa you did more than .25". livermore 63. showers wrapping up. but there are still showers out there and roads are wet. text or call your loved one before they leave the office and say get home a couple of minutes later tonight. we just want you to drive home slowly and safely. there have been a number of accidents outside all weather- related because the roads are slick. overnight tonight we stay cloudy. livermore 47. oakland 53. mountain view and napa in the mid-40s to lower 50s. we have a very active weather pattern. no one storm is going to be huge but we're talking about storms. it's more than one. it's the first one moving through now. it is beginning to move out but right on its heels, here comes the cloud shield that will be
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here before midnight for low number 2. it's going to get here tomorrow afternoon late tomorrow morning beginning to see some showers so round number 2, hopping on board this train the jet stream in the atmosphere which is the path of least resistance for storms and there's one behind that. we have rain for to remember after a break on friday round number 3 will move in on saturday. as i mentioned no one is a huge soaker but each one will give us a decent amount of rainfall. as a matter of fact, futurecast bumping up the numbers a little bit. north of the golden gate, we could see a few spots with another half of an inch of rainfall. in san jose you likely will see rainfall this time. so tonight's cloudy. with a few isolated showers. rain event number 2 gets here tomorrow. another wet drive home from work tomorrow. and this unsettled weather pattern lasts into the weekend at least saturday. not that warm tomorrow. san jose 63. san francisco 60. 2 to 5 degrees below average. campbell tomorrow showers for you, 64. union city 62. pittsburg will hit 60 tomorrow.
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dublin 62. benicia, martinez, right around 60. only the upper 50s for highs, san rafael, mill valley, daly city, half moon bay. and lakeport, more rain for you with a high of 52 degrees. so showers again tomorrow. friday we're dry. showers again on saturday. once we get dry on sunday, we're dry next week and that is critical because a lot of folks traveling for the thanksgiving holiday. we'll be rain-free next week. and if you want to check out the cbs bay area weather app, you can do that by heading to the itunes store or searching kpix 5 you can get it for android and the iphone. you need that now because we finally have rain to talk about. this is a nice turn of events and it's sticking around for a couple of days. >> thank you. move over, barbie. a new doll is designed to promote more realistic beauty standards. this is lanalie. she is meant to look more like the average 19-year-old girl. you can also buy a set of stickers to reflect the so- called flaws women might have
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in real life. their word, not mine. that includes acne, cellulite, stretch marks, scars. they call them flaws. the creator of the doll says she wants to show kids that reality is really cool. they don't seem to care if you're on the do not call list. the telemarketers keep calling. how they are getting around the law and what you can do about it.
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coming from local numbers, turns out they may not actually b i will -- may not actually be illegal. >> it only applies for phone calls that travel between states. >> reporter: they say the federal law only applies to interstate commerce. so they generally can't go after telemarketers calling from within your own state. and as for those violating federal law -- >> we get several hundred thousand complaints per month and obviously we don't have the resources to investigate each of those complaints individually. >> reporter: in fact, it's only taken action against 600 illegal telemarketers since the list's inception in 2003. why even bother to have the list if it doesn't work? >> i take issue with your premise that it doesn't work. if you didn't have a "do not call" list, what would you see is you would probably see even more calls coming into consumers. >> reporter: he says while his agency does go after the worst offenders, telemarketers are using technologies like spoofing and voice over internet protocols that allows them to make millions of calls
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cheaply and no trail. so instead of law enforcing their way to a telemarketer free society, the ftc is getting creative holding contest for the best technology to combat telemarketers. >> it will act like a spam filter for the phone. >> reporter: and fred for one can't wait. now, the ftc says it's up to each state's attorney general to go after telemarketers within their states. but kamala harris' office admits it's not a high priority here. the best way to stop calls, hang up. but you can pick up the phone call. you also don't want to press the button when they say press one to opt out. all that does is let them know that you are a valid phone number with someone there to answer. >> so frustrating. >> keeps ringing and ringing. >> exactly. >> all right. thank you. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,
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i'm veronica de la cruz in the kpix 5 newsroom. here's what's new at 6:00 tonight. taking on governor brown. how the fight over raising tuition is pitting the head of the uc system against the head of our state. plus, a southern california strike could mean empty store shelves just in time for the holiday shopping season. only on 5, how some bay area workers are rushing to the rescue. those stories and more at 6:00. >> thank you. thanks for watching us at 5:00. the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> remember kcbs, our radio partner, when you hit the remember the latest news and weather are always on our website, remember the latest news and weather are always on our website, >> friday the building lighting
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of the embarcadero. >> friday night we'll be there live. >> yup. captions by: caption colorado >> pelley: tonight, shut the front door. >> pelley: tonight, shut the front door. an historic sn eople stuck in their homes, stranded on the roads. >> keep going. we pulled over under this bridge and we've been sitting here ever since. >> pelley: jericka duncan tells us there's more on the way. nbc pulls the plug on bill cosby after another woman accuses him of sexual assault. don dahler reports. the president is about to roll out his go-it-alone plan for immigration reform. reports from major garrett and nancy cordes. jeff pegues on jetblue's plan to ,"ueeze more passengers on to its planes. and vinita nair with some unlikely crime fighters, not "csi miami," u.s.p.s east peoria. >> the boy is telling me


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