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girl. >> reporter: maria had not gotten a flu shot and kept working two jobs even when she had a soaring fever to help provide for her children and mother who all live together in a san jose apartment. >> she kept working and there is a time where she told me she could not sleep and i told her she had to go home and sleep. she was stressing about making a payment for her rent, the car, anything. >> reporter: she said her daughter and the family have learned a painful lesson. >> be careful with the sick, the flu, influenza, so very careful with that. if you're pregnant, you'll go in the hospital, but if like you or your baby survive and maybe not either one survive. both can die. >> reporter: fortunately there were not two deaths in this case. the mother maria is still hospitalized here at valley medical center in san jose. funeral arrangements for the little girl are pending the
mother's release from the hospital. liz? >> such a heart breaking story, len. do doctors mention whether pregnant women are at a greater risk from the flu than others? ase cont >> reporter: yeah. this is something that is probably not talked about enough, but pregnant women do face more danger from the flu than nonpregnant women. they're more likely to be hospitalized and there is some evidence that the flu can cause birth defects, particularly because of the high fever infants. the cdc does recommend pregnant women get their flu shots and also say it helps the baby even months after it is born. new numbers from the centers for disease control show flu deaths in california have risen again. it's now up to 97 statewide. now deaths among children nationally have also increased. seven more have died bringing that total to 37. the cdc says the season is far from over and it's still not
too late to get a flu shot, especially for people over 65 and children under 5. r off at day care.. got a huge showing o a south bay father tracked by i.c.e. agents while he was dropping his daughter off at daycare got a huge showing of support today. he has been in jail for months now. kpix5's devin fehely is life in the man's community in san jose. devin? >> reporter: fernando coreo's wife and daughter say he is a dedicated family man that doesn't deserve to be locked away in a federal detention facility awaiting deportation, but i.c.e. say it's more complicated than that. they say he has been deported repeatedly and returned without permission to this country and they say he has two prior convictions on his record. this picture was posted of the man's wife and three daughters christmas day with the caption one elf short. it had been nearly two months since her husband fernando was detained by i.c.e. agents after dropping their daughter off at daycare in mid-
november. >> i've been left to be a single mom of three girls. financially we are devastated. >> reporter: the father of three has been held at the west county detention center in richmond the past three months. today activists rallied outside the i.c.e. office in san francisco. they say the trump administration's immigration policy is capricious and cruel and gives little regard to the family, u.s. citizens, who he all leaves behind. >> they're not criminals and they don't deserve this. nobody deserves this. it's just been very hard. >> reporter: a spokesperson said coreo has been deported to his native mexico two times since 2003 and has two prior convictions for fraudulent identification and driving under the influence, but his wife said that doesn't make him a criminal, simply a casualty of a broken immigration system.
>> it's devastating to know that hundreds of thousands of families are going what we're going through. our daughters are paying the ultimate price for someone's beliefs and it's not fair. >> reporter: fernando will be back in court february 22nd when his attorney and family will ask a judge to allow him to remain in the united states. in san jose, devin fehely, kpix5. president trump claims democratic senator chuck schumer is complicating negotiations on daca. on his way home from the world economic forum in switzerland, the president tweeted that schumer is unable to act on daca because the senator took a beating during the government shutdown. meantime democrat nancy pelosi said the president's immigration plan is racially motivated. >> that plan is a campaign to make america white again. it will bring a tear to the eye of the statue of liberty and bring fear to the hearts of people who are here playing by the rules.
>> the president is offering a pass to citizenship for 1.8 million dreamers, but he wants cuts to legal immigration and $25 billion for a border wall. meanwhile president trump is denying reports that he tried to fire special counsel robert mueller last year. cbs reporter mola lenghi is at the white house with details on why the president reportedly backed down. >> reporter: liz, the president and his staff had been saying for months that mr. trump has never even considered firing special counsel robert mueller, but this new york times article claims not only did the president consider it, he ordered his attorney to have it done. reporters pressed president trump about a new york times story that claims mr. trump tried to fire special counsel robert mueller last june. >> fake news, folks, fake news. typical new york times fake story. >> reporter: according to the times, president trump backed down after white house lawyer don mcgahn refused to carry out the president's order and
threatened to quit. cbs news has confirmed the president discussed conflict of interest concerns about mueller with top advisors at the time, but by august mr. trump publicly insisted there was no thought of removing mueller. >> i've been reading about it. no, i'm not dismissing anybody. >> reporter: earlier this week the president again told white house reporters there's been no collusion and said he looks forward to talking with mueller. since mueller's takeover of the russia investigation lawmakers on capitol hill have had his back. >> there's sort of a force around mueller, congressional republicans at least congressional republican leadership are prepared to defend. >> any effort to go after mueller could be the beginning of the end of the trump presidency. >> reporter: in august senators cory booker and lindsey graham created new legislation for judicial oversight. >> the reality is we are in a position right now should the president order the firing of a special prosecutor, we really have no check or balance on his power. >> reporter: the president's
attorney is emphasizing white house cooperation with the investigation. so far mueller's team has interviewed more than 20 white house employees. the president said just this week that he expects to speak to mueller under oath as part of the russia investigation within two to three weeks. of course, that is pending ongoing negotiations between the president's attorneys and mueller's team. mola lenghi, kpix5, the white house. the police chief leads to a tense situation in san ramon ending in a crash and search that put -- police chase leads to a tense situation in san ramon ending to a crash and a search that put a school on lockdown. the car smashed into a home. the driver got out on foot. neighbors took this video of search teams going through backyards looking for the suspect. nearby the elementary school was put on lockdown for a time. the man was arrested eventually. he was wanted on two felony warrants. two people arrested this morning for allegedly stealing
a car, then ramming it into a police vehicle. that one came to an end when the suspect drove onto a dead end road in san leandro. in a desperate move the driver turned around and rammed the patrol car, but then he crashed into a telephone pole. the driver and a passenger were arrested. meanwhile in hayward chp officers tried pulling over a blue dodge ram because of its paper license plates. during that pursuit this morning the truck sped through a red light. as the officers followed, they smashed into another car. the officers and that victim are expected to be okay, but the dodge ram was able to get away. this evening a new price tag for last winter's spillway emergency at the oroville dam, reconstruction of two spillways will not be completed until next fall. that work alone will cost about $500 million. the total now the department of water resources says it can estimate other recovery costs associated with this. the total price tag for that
now at 870 million. renters in san francisco could get more protection. tenant groups today filed petitions for a new ballot measure that would guarantee free legal representation to any renter who get an eviction notice. supporters say it's needed because many low and middle income renters are unfairly targeted for eviction. >> most tenants do not get attorneys. so this would shift that dynamic so any landlord who is evicting would know their tenant would be represented in the court case. >> money for the legal representation would be paid partly by city taxes. if the petitions are approved, the measure would appear on the june ballot. for the first time san francisco will take a closer look at distracted driving. police will be focusing on streets that see the most collisions. that includes harrison between sixth and eighth streets, octavia boulevard between market and page and geneva between mission and san jose
avenue. in california distracted driving is a factor in 80% of all crashes. it is becoming more dangerous even than drunk driving. the city received a grant of more than $100,000 to conduct this year long study. a racetrack in redwood city could soon be revamped into a huge new tech complex. it's the old go-kart track and mini golf business known as malibu grand prix between highway 101 and blumquist road. thousands of people had fun there until it closed in overgr home to a couple big office buildings that could accommodate almost 8,000 workers. traffic congestion is the main argument against the development. redwood city is taking public comments for the next three weeks. coming up sick people flocking to this little restaurant in san francisco for the secret elixir that cures all ills they say, the soup
that's selling out every day. party.. back for round two. >> celebrating 160 years of good times at this brisbane bar, the mistake that's bringing the party back for round 2. >> and in furry family was deemed a little too dangerous live in the wild, but the oakland zoo stepped in, how mama bear and her cubs are doing right now.
>> closed captioning for this newscast is sponsored by living spaces. n soup at a small san flu sufferers swear by it. others call it a cure for whatever ails you. it's the chicken soup at a small san francisco restaurant. kpix5's wilson walker says people are lining up and the soup is selling out. >> in mexico we put in carrots,
potatoes, cabbage and for the flavor we put a little bit of jalapenos. >> reporter: another winter day at poncho's mexican grill and that means cooking up another batch of the chicken tortilla soup. it's not just any chicken soup. the talk of the neighborhood is that this slightly secretive broth can cure what ails so many. >> the flu is worse this year. my daughter has been in bed for a week. >> reporter: sheryl ruben is just one of the believers spreading the word to family and friends that this soup offers hope for the flu stricken and as a result, poncho's is swamped. >> everybody knows each other in this neighborhood. so everybody is talking about the soup. >> tamiflu and poncho's chicken tortilla soup. >> reporter: it's entirely possible. science has shown warm soup broth can help keep you hydrated and boost your immune
response. >> it's like jewish penicillin. >> i like to recommend always a little bit of spice to make it sweat and get everything out of the body. >> reporter: i just had the flu a couple weeks ago and the only thing that made me feel better was standing in a scalding hot shower, but word about the soup is getting out around the neighborhood. people are showing up for it. >> yeah. a lot of people are coming in and said i'm feeling kind of sick and i heard your soup was good. >> the word is spreading as quickly as the flu is spreading. a family of black bears have a brand-new permanent home at the oakland zoo. here's a look at when they first arrived at the zoo last june. that was after mama bear and her three cubs broke into a cabin in kern county. the older bear took a swipe at a woman who was trying to shoo them away. a little later state wildlife officials found out people had been feeding the bears and that likely led to the animals
rummaging through neighborhoods and garbage cans and behavior. so the bears needed a new habitat and that's where the oakland zoo stepped in. >> three cubs with mom had already been taught how to raid cabins and were determined all four of them had to be put to sleep and we took the position, you know, at least for these four bears we can provide a quality home for them and allow them to continue to live. >> it's a new habitat, very cool, has trees to climb, several dens, a swimming pool. the public can see the black bears starting in june. one of the bay area's original watering holes marking a major milestone. for the second time 7-mile house on bayshore boulevard in brisbane is celebrating its 160th birthday today. they had a similar party five years ago by mistake because of a little math error. the owner said she spent the past 14 years researching the restaurant's roots back to the mid-1800s.
>> we started going to libraries and museums and found out how this place started. we realized that our year was wrong and that we started as a toll gate and that was jackpot for us because we didn't know. >> 7-mile house may have been the bay area's first toll plaza collecting from travelers using a private road and a shortcut to what is now san mateo. the a's unveiled a new team jersey today to mark their 50th season here in oakland. first baseman matt olson helped show off the solid green jersey as he talked with our dennis o'donnell at the team's new headquarters. the a's plan to wear it at home games every friday during the upcoming season. the jersey's debut is march 30th, the second game of this upcoming season. the music industry's best and brightest are arriving in new york city for the 60th annual grammy awards. rehearsals are underway for sunday's show at madison square
garden. reporter nikki batiste takes us behind the scenes. >> reporter: two time grammy host james corden tested his teleprompter and jokes at madison square garden, but to hear the punchline you'll have to tune in sunday for the 60th annual grammy awards. where's the grammy for best karaoke? >> i think as soon as i do that, it would really ruin the grammys forever. >> reporter: this year's show is back in new york. >> there's an energy here that's different than pretty much any other place. >> reporter: following on the black dresses worn at the golden globes many attending this year's grammys are expected to don white roses. it's what supporters of the me too and time's up movement say they'll be wearing. entertainment tonight's nancy odell will be hosting the red carpet event. >> it definitely will make a statement. >> reporter: out in the audience seats are already
assigned. jay-z, beyonce and sting will be among those with the shortest walk if they win. jay-z has eight nominations. 77-year-old neil diamond will receive the lifetime achievement award. he just announced retirement after being diagnosed with parkinson's disease. khalid will perform their grammy nominated suicide prevention song. >> 1-800 is a song about continuing to persevere even in your darkest of times because the outcome may be one you can't see. >> reporter: he says joining them on stage will be real life survivors. nikki batiste, cbs news, new york. >> the grammy red carpet live show starts at 3:30 p.m. sunday followed by the grammy awards at 4:30 and you can catch the event here on kpix5. this weekend could be one of the best of the ski season's so far. there's tons of new powder in the sierra nevada. caltrans crews have been
working around the clock the last couple nights to get the roads like interstate 80 and highway 50 ready for big crowds. after the bone dry december skiers, riders, you can imagine, are pumped. >> early morning you guys got to get out here. get out here quick before all the powder runs are gone because we're getting freshys. >> it's on. >> i'm excited. >> it's awesome. i love it. being able to come up here every weekend, it's amazing being able to live in that area like that and being able to experience that. >> a lot of people woke up to this in the tahoe area, their vehicles buried by fresh powder. it's not just great news for skiers, but for the snowpack as well. ken, it's called freshies that's helped get the snow back above 30%. we went dry today. is that a sign of things to come? the answer in your seven-day is
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of a waterspout over humbolt bay yesterday. it rocks the boats.. you can see it swirl across the check this out. the national weather service posted this video of i guess it started as a waterspout over humboldt bay yesterday. it rocked some boats there, comes in, swirls across the water, the same weather system that brought us all kinds of weather yesterday. waterspout when it's over water. then what? >> as soon as it makes contact with land even though this was an island right there, that's land and becomes essentially a tornado, very rare in northern california that we get any kind of tornado, but humboldt county had a tornado yesterday. >> crazy. [ coughing ] >> liz is all choked up. it's a big deal. a lot of folks dealing with allergies out there and colds.
liz, feel better. we have a live look at a change coming, clouds today along the coastline. you'll get sunshine and not a drop of rain any time soon in the bay area. as active as the weather has been the past three weeks, we're going the opposite. we won't see a drop of rain for a while. livermore, santa rosa 51, concord 55, clearing skies tonight and chilly, vallejo and concord and san jose down to 38, napa and santa rosa 36, brisk around oakland, a low tonight of 42 degrees. north of ukiah tomorrow there may be a few showers. the storms are still coming. the storm track will not carry the storms into northern california. we're kind of closing the book on rain in january. we are above average, 16% above average in san francisco. kind of surprising only 9% above average in livermore, only 6% above average in santa rosa. that's because in january it is supposed to rain a lot. thankfully this january it did after such a dry, dry december. storm track lifting to north, ridge of high pressure hanging
out at least a week. the cloud cover is spilling in. this line will continue to migrate towards seattle and keep us rain free for a while. watch the clouds and a few showers north of eye i -- ukiah tomorrow. everybody will have sunshine in the afternoon. sunday will be the milder choice and nothing on the radar for the foreseeable future. we'll go out to next wednesday. the ridge is closer, stronger and we are staying completely dry for a while. what to expect over the next several days is this, fog tonight, inland valleys, the deltas, the strait will see some, but it's sunny and cool tomorrow afternoon and the storm track stays away all of next week. 60s tomorrow, santa clara valley, tri-valley, that's about it. vallejo and oakland 58, san francisco 59 degrees. extended forecast, sunny across the board, highs in the mid-60s inland, low 60s near the bay, upper 50s at the coast. just like that the active
foot rain forest in seattle. and steve hartman, on the road, with a whistler in washington spreading a little joy. coming up in just a few seconds on the cbs evening news. thanks for watching at five... veronica and i are back in 30 up next we'll look at new flu numbers and explain why this season is so bad, a first look inside amazon's 70,000 square foot rainforest in seattle and steve hartman on the road with a whistler in washington d.c. spreading a little joy coming up in just a few seconds on the cbs evening news. >> good show. >> thanks for watching at 5:00.
veronica and i are back in 30 minutes with more news and maybe some whistling. [ wrestling ] -- [ whistling ] mo glor: the worst flu epidemic in years claims more victims. >> never even got a chance to talk to her again. >> glor: also tonight... >> fake news, folks, fake news. re glor: ...the president's reaction to reports he had to be talked out to firing the special counsel. >> glor: a police family's worst fears. is what is this? >> this is a rusty fig. >> glor: a look inside amazon's jungle. >> it's a place where all g ployees can come and hang out and get in touch with nature. >> glor: and, steve hartman at the seat of power. ( whistling ) tl glor: pucker power. >> i think the whistle helps me get beyond the politics.