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it was just last week that his ex-girlfriend took the stand and took back her allegations of domestic abuse. she told the court she made it up after he dumped her in an attempt to get money and hurt his career. she was in a fight with another woman, she said. the judge said she couldn't trust the recantation but wanted to make sure her change of heart wasn't coerced. the judge said she reviewed 911 calls, witness statements and photographs of the injuries and then reached the conclusion that she believed ennis made up the assault. and so the domestic violence charges against foster were dropped and additional charge of possession of an assault weapon was knocked down to a misdemeanor. >> today, reuben foster's defense team scored a touchdown. this could not have gone better for the team. it's not just the recantation that led to the decision but
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it was the entirety of the evidence that was put on at the preliminary hearing. >> reporter: the 49ers released a statement just now saying, quote. >> reporter: meanwhile, the district attorney's office just released a statement saying that they are disappointed by the decision because they believe the evidence shows that foster did in fact hurt his girlfriend and they say that it is all too common for victims to recant. >> thank you, ann rubin. back to the new nfl policy on the national anthem and players. a protest that started two years ago. the policy approved today by the nfl requires players to stand for the national anthem if they are on the field. if the players don't stand, their team could face a fine
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but not the players themselves. the policy also allows players to stay in the locker room while the anthem is being played. joe fonzi reports. reporter: i think they were looking for clarity and compromise. i'm not sure that they achieved that. nfl owners meets are usually about things that happen between the white lines, tweaks to the rules. last year there was the issue of the raider move to las vegas. this year, the owners addressed the issue that last season evoked emotional responses no matter what part of the country it was raised. it started as a relatively unnoticed one-man protest two seasons ago. colin kaepernick's decision to "take a knee" during the national anthem sparked emotion on both sides of the flag versus patriotism issue. the movement grew. the weekend after the president made comments in alabama referring to nfl players as so bs -- >> he's fired. >> reporter: -- owners and players alike thought they had
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to express different forms of team unity during the anthem. today, commissioner roger goodell announced the decision by the owners designed to apiece both sides. >> we want people to be respectful of the national anthem. we want people to stand. that's all personnel. and make sure that they treat this moment in a respectful fashion. that's something that we think we owe. we have been very sensitive in making sure that we give players choices but we do believe that that moment is an important moment and one that we are going to focus on. it was unanimously adopted by the clubs. >> reporter: not quite. the vote wasn't 32-0. 49ers ceo jed york abstained from the vote. in interviews today york said, i wanted to make sure we focused on the progress aspect of this, not focus on the protest. and i think there's so much more to it than a player standing. we want to make sure we have an all encompassing sort of solution to how we look at
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this and not point the finger at one group or another. >> reporter: a further clarification of the new policy. teams will not be required to be on the field for the anthem, but protests will be punished. based on the discretion of individual teams. new york jets he won't impose any new club rules, fines or restrictions. and the players union obviously has a stake in today's decision. that body was not consulted by the owners and issued this statement: >> the owners objective today was to obviously bring clarity to a divisive issue last season. it remains unclear if they have accomplished that. >> a couple of other notes. the 49ers have said they will close the concession stands
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during the anthem. and colin kaepernick and eric reid the two 49ers most associated with kneeling during the anthem as of right now are free agents and unemployed. >> i was going to say, jed york abstained. what was the reason for that? >> reporter: i think it was probably indicative of the part of the world that he represents. if you look on the east coast, the new york jets owners saying i'm not going to institute any new rules for the players anything that they have to follow. i think his comments are most appropriate. there are so many entities that have taken this argument politically hostage and he is saying it isn't about that. it's about what the original intent was, which everyone seems to have lost with that original intent was. >> so what about the nfl players union here? is this -- this obviously isn't the final say on this. are they going to appeal this? and will this still take effect do you think at the beginning of the new season? >> as things exist now, the owners have the right to
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implement something like this because it's not covered in the current collective bargaining agreement but there is a new collective bargaining agreement on the horizon coming. and this will undoubtedly be something that's negotiated at that point. >> joe, thank you. we spoke with fans today about this new rule. as you might imagine, reaction was mixed with fans taking the stand on both sides. one fan said he feels that the new policy steps on the players' rights to express themselves. >> they have a freedom of speech and the freedom to do what they want to do. if they want to kneel during the national anthem, it has nothing to do with disrespecting the flag. it has something to do with what they are "standing" for, and that's my opinion. >> it sounds reasonable. that way, you have the choice kneel or not but you're not affecting other people. that sounds reasonable. >> another fan we spoke with said he thinks the protests should have stayed off the field to begin with. now to the south bay where three cities there are going to ask residents if they want to place a big tax on some of
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their biggest employers all in the name of improving the quality of life. ktvu's tom vacar joins us now live from mountain view, one of the cities looking into this controversial plan. tom. >> reporter: it's controversial but simple. the companies that help create congestion and help create the high cost of housing are going to be asked, the voters will, to place a tax on those companies simply because they will have to pay for the head of each person because it's that each person when they all add up that actually make the problem get even bigger. and that's what's going to happen in these three towns if the voters say yes. here's that report. reporter: following the recent lead of seattle, mountain view, home of google and many other tech companies, and cupertino, home of apple, have recommended to their city councils to put a so-called yearly business per person head tax on the november ballot. east palo alto will do the
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same. the idea, raise millions of dollars in revenues to make major transportation improvements and start additional affordable middle class housing. >> $100 for sole proprietor, a little more as you go up. as you get to larger employers over 500, we would have a sliding scale which would bring you up to what could be $250. >> reporter: google, mountain view's largest employer, is looking at millions a year from this but has yet to speak out on the head tax. apple, cupertino's biggest employer, is also looking at millions in head count taxes. >> everybody recognizes that we have a housing crisis and also a transportation crisis. these two are joined at the hip. so i think even major employers are now having a hard time attracting and retaining talent. >> reporter: even mountain view's business-supported chamber of commerce has yet to decide. >> we're reserving our official position until we
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really truly understand what this revenue measure is going to entail. >> reporter: stanford law professor and urban planning expert michele wild anderson says it's best to let the voters decide but sees the danger that a head count tax to fix current problems, cities just might be tempted to keep following the money. >> it gives the government an incentive to -- one more incentive, really, to permit new square footage on commercial property because each time they do that you'll bring in one more employee here, one more employee -- a dozen there. and that's the basis of the revenue, a head count. >> reporter: so for mountain view, cupertino and east palo alto, gridlock and excruciating housing costs are becoming unstainable even for those making the super high high-tech salaries, a real problem and we have probably reached the tipping point. tom vacar, ktvu fox 2 news. >> there is a similar tax plan in seattle and just today,
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amazon, starbucks and other companies pledged more than $350,000 toward an effort to repeal seattle's newly passed tax on large employers. this move comes two weeks after the seattle city council unanimously passed the tax that will charge big corporations about $275 per full-time worker each year. the money raised from that tax would pay for affordable housing and homeless services there in seattle. we have some breaking news right now from san francisco where a tour bus has caught fire. skyfox is over the double- decker bus right now. this is happening at columbus avenue near broadway. san francisco fire tweeted that one person was injured by smoke inhalation. want to show you some video now from just a few minutes ago where you can see heavy smoke pouring out of that bus. again, this is a very busy area of the city especially during rush hour. it's right there on the edge of chinatown and north beach. again, happening near broadway
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and columbus. so needless to say, you should probably try to avoid that area if you can. we are working to get more information. as soon as we do, we'll bring it to you. secretary of state mike pompeo said today that plans for next month's scheduled summit between president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong-un are still moving forward, that despite growing concerns that the history making face-to-face meeting between the leaders of the u.s. and north korea may not happen on the scheduled date of june 12th. the secretary of state told congress the u.s. is still ready to meet with the north korean leader, but he also said the united states is ready to walk away from the summit if the right deal isn't on the table. >> our posture will not change until we see credible steps taken towards the complete verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the korean peninsula. >> top trump administration officials are reportedly going to singapore this weekend to
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set up the agenda and logistics for the scheduled summit. president trump's son-in- law and senior adviser has had his security clearance restored after almost three months in limbo. jared kushner's lawyer said today that his client has now completed the security background check process that began last year. it was held up in part because kushner neglected to fully account for his contacts with foreign nationals. as soon as police officers walked on to a property in san jose, three dogs charged and officers opened fire. coming up, an update on the dog who was shot and why the department says those officers did nothing wrong. >> plus -- >> what's in a comic book? everything if it involves black panther and also has an oakland theme. ahead why the crowds have been here all day. >> and an easier way to get the city come out and clean up trash seems to be working. up next, why oakland is pleased with the progress it's seeing but the mayor still isn't satisfied.
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>> it's gloomy out there. a lot of cloud cover. some drizzle, measurable drizzle and sprinkles last night. will it continue this week? the rest of the week? i'll let you know.
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no commitment, deposit, or installation fee. visit to learn more. it's been a month since oakland introduced a new app and phone number for people to report trash, potholes, broken lights and other problems on city streets. ktvu's henry lee is in oakland now with how 311 is working and how many calls they are getting. henry. >> reporter: well, frank, complaints have gone up. people are using 311 to report potholes and graffiti. but the number one problem, take a look here, illegal dumping.
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>> i fill up my trash can once a month with trash that's been thrown around. >> reporter: carol chang has a bird's-eye view from her home on twitter court in east oakland. she wants to see more birds. but instead -- >> shoe boxes, old bags full of lunch people who come have and lunch and throw their garbage away, and there's so much garbage in the field you can't see it because of the hay is so high. >> reporter: this empty lot and her cul-de-sac seem okay for now but chang says that won't last. >> there's trucks and station wagons that come up and just dump things off and tires and everything. >> reporter: we told her about a new app launched by oakland called oak 311. she says she will use it. >> because it's easier than trying to call 911. >> reporter: that's what mayor schaaf wants to hear. last month, the mayor introduced oak's 311 to report things like potholes, graffiti and illegal dumping. ever since it went online, complaints have gone up 12%
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from 5,291 requests last year to 5,916 during the same time frame last year. >> we need all hands on deck to address the quality of life issues in oakland and 311 gives everybody the tool to be part of the solution, to be the eyes and ears for the city so we know where to go and what to do, what you need fixed. >> reporter: when it comes to illegal dumping, the mayor says the city has a goal. >> we want to see at least 90% of those complaints picked up within three business days. frankly, i'd like it to be one business day. >> reporter: chang hopes the city will respond quickly after she reports problems so she can get back to enjoying nature. >> you hear birds and you hear chipmunks and you hear squirrels. you can't go wrong! >> reporter: to report a problem in oakland call 311 or download and use the oak 311 app. live in oakland, henry lee, ktvu fox 2 news. >> just wondering here, if
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they are getting 6,000 calls a year, is it really realistic to believe that the city will be able to respond in three working days? >> reporter: well, that's actually 5,000 complaints in a month! there are trying their hardest to keep up with the flow but obviously with this new app, expect more people to call in. but the mayor says she is adamant about getting those illegal dumping calls at least responded to winning three days. >> 5,000 calls a month. that was my mistake. sorry about that. thank you. ktvu is learning more about the man who fell to his death monday while hiking half dome in yosemite national park. a "go fund me" page is set up for -- his linkedin page says he was a biochemist working in new york. he fell from the cables around 4:30 monday afternoon during a thunderstorm. his body was recovered yesterday afternoon. the national park service said this was the first death on
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half dome since 2010. the kilauea volcano in hawaii is putting more homes and one geothermal plant in danger with continuous eruptions. crews are trying to keep the community safe but it's extremely difficult. the hawaiian volcano observatory reports that another small volcanic explosion took place at the summit of kilauea early this morning. jeff paul with the latest from hawaii. >> reporter: it's been three weeks since the kilauea volcano started erupting and there's no end in sight. more than 2,000 people have been evacuated. lava, ash and toxic gas are major causes of concern. >> it looked like a film seem out of "lord of the rings" with lava everywhere, huge tools and rivers and the vent. >> reporter: the lava is inching closer to a geothermal plant with may release toxic
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gas. crews have already removed 50,000 gallons of flammable liquid from the facility and the governor says people are safe. >> if we really felt that the plant was at risk of triggering a well-being exposed, then that's when we would order the evacuations. >> reporter: since the volcanic activity began, the big island has experienced hundreds of tremors and more than 20 vents have opened up increasing the risk of exposure to toxic gases. the lava is also causing explosions as it enters the ocean and cools, sending fragments of gas flying in the air. now with nothing to do but wait and watch, first responders are praying for an end to the uncertainty. >> we can't predict anything that's going to happen. it's hard when we try to explain to the residents what we would like them to do because it changes so much. >> reporter: local authorities say they are monitoring the gas levels at the geothermal plant. if those levels spike it could
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trigger a mass evacuation. in pahoa, hawaii, jeff paul, fox news. here in the bay area, we are dealing with some drizzle this morning. at least i was. >> a lot of it. >> i know, right? >> measurable. >> that's what i thought, too. because it seems like it was a little heavier but i didn't want to call it lane. >> well, i didn't see rain. what i saw was drizzle. it was measurable. .01, .02. and that's -- it was wet out there and i know the morning commute was damp and it was -- it's cool. temperatures are down. they are cooler today than yesterday because we know -- knew it was coming because we talked about the lows in a position that continue to stretch out the marine layer. check it out. the marine layer is well up over 1,000, 1500, 1800 feet deep. all that cool, moist air is rushing inland and it's continuing to trigger thunderstorms up around the lake tahoe area -- not lake
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tahoe, pardon me, up around the redding area, with. so this pattern is very, very similar to what we saw last week and the week before. what was it last week and the week before? for us, clouds, cooler than average, pretty good air quality. not sweating the fire danger. but just those things. not the weather for may you would expect. novato, santa rosa, cloudy in almost nine bay area counties except san jose. 59 in walnut creek. look at the departure from yesterday. so it was cool yesterday. in santa rosa drops 11 from yesterday and it was already cool, 6 degrees cooler in napa. mountain view, san jose and san carlos similar two degrees off in mountain view. as you go into tomorrow, the forecast is, hm, yeah, more of the same. that low -- there's one off the coast now and there's still one over the basin and they are on either side of us
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and they are going to deliver more cloud cover well inland and that's going to keep places like sacramento, places like davis, in the mid-70s. not the mid-80s which you would expect but the mid-70s so very cool weather. it's going to stay with us. now, you may have been hearing some talk of rain or showers possible on friday. now, some of the models are suggesting that. keep a jacket handy. it's not warming up soon. still to come, today the only place in the world where you can stand in line and buy a special black panther comic book happened to be here in oakland. >> coming up next, we are there as hundreds of fans lined up to get their hands on one of the 500 copies that went up for sale. >> and coming up later, new at 6:00, from playing heavy metal to helping the community, the new partnership between metallica and bay area food bank. >> if we get all our fans and members of the community to
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help and if they are encouraged by what metallica is doing, then we can, you know, have a bigger reach. to california schoolsd, need big change. marshall tuck is the only candidate for state superintendent who's done it before. less bureaucracy, more classroom funding. marshall tuck for state superintendent. marshall tuck.
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i support the affordable care act, and voted against all trump's attempts to repeal it. but we need to do more. i believe in universal health care.
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in a public health option to compete with private insurance companies. and expanding medicare to everyone over 55. and i believe medicare must be empowered to negotiate the price of drugs. california values senator dianne feinstein fans of the blockbuster movie black panther were waiting in line again today but this time it wasn't for a screening of the film. it was for a chance to get their hands on an exclusive edition of the new comic book being sold at one store in the world, and that is here in oakland. rob malcolm was there as
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hundreds waited in line for a copy. >> reporter: at oakland-based comic bookstore cape and cowl, the line stretched for a long way. the exclusive edition of the comic book with an oakland themed cover was designed by toronto-based artist jamal campbell, which hit the mark for fans of the blockbuster movie. >> it was cool for me to be able to see that they are kind of giving a shout out to oakland again through the comics. >> right away you can see here you got the whole welcome to oakland sign. you got the things over here. i don't know if you saw the movie there's a lot of emphasis on the city. >> reporter: they offered the store the chance to commission the special cover. >> every month marvel gives stores a list of different books they can make their own
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cover for. so we wrote to marvel and says black panther is what we want to do. >> i'm picking it up for my brother and friend. he doesn't live here. >> reporter: grossing $1.3 billion worldwide, it became the third highest grossing film ever in the united states. fans found value in the message of the movie and now with the special edition comic book, which was flying off the shelves, for 4.99. >> i want my kids to be able to see people who look like them and know they have superpowers too. >> reporter: the store ordered 3,000 copies of the special comic. they usually sell 50 copies monthly. >> we put them up for presale about three weeks ago. orders were steadily coming in and this past weekend, it just exploded to the point where we had to stop taking preorders. >> i was out and about doing my own thing and he said, thomas you have to come here
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and, i did and i'm glad that i did. >> it's out of our hands. if marvel says we can do more, we will. >> reporter: don't be alarmed if you didn't get it. 1500 were held for pickup and we are told not everyone will show up. so if you come back in a week, you, you may get a little in your home, as well. in oakland, rob malcolm, ktvu fox 2 news. >> one very hot item. an argument brought police to a san jose home. when they opened the gates to that property, they say three dogs charged them. that's when police shot at the animals. coming up next, the department says those officers did nothing wrong. >> plus, groundbreaking on a billion-dollar development that won't forget about low income earners. coming up, where some of the apartments will be renting more than $2,000 below median rent. >> and people are trying to change the name of a san francisco scenic park.
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a rottweiler is recovering after it was shot by two san jose police officers. the officers say they fired after the dog and two others charged at them while they were responding to a call for a domestic disturbance. ktvu's south bay reporter jesse gary fills us in on the story. >> reporter: he says an argument in the back of his property in the 3000 block of florence avenue block police early wednesday morning. officers opened the front gate and went inside and that's when three large rottweilers charged toward the veteran patrolmen. both opened fire hitting one of the dogs. >> the ones that didn't get shot ran off. the one that did couldn't move a lot so we just stepped out to the side and that's when we seen him. we saw blood all around. >> reporter: moran says oso the animal injured by the gunfire was rushed to silicon valley veterinary specialists
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with a gunshot to a leg. doctors told us the dog is recovering and doing well. >> he might not walk again. >> i hope he does. but he is okay. >> reporter: san jose animal control officers went to the scene and say moran won't be cited since the dogs were on his property when officers opened fire. >> it sounds like it was an unfortunate situation. i think the police were there trying to do their job and the dogs typically will protect their property. >> reporter: san jose police say neither officer was injured in the incident and that the shooting is justified. >> they are right to do that if their lives were threatened. at that point the dogs charged at them and the officers fired. >> reporter: as for the initial call, a domestic disturbance stemming from an argument, san jose police say no one was ever arrested or cited. in the san jose studio, i'm jesse gary, ktvu fox 2 news. the wings of a plane that was approaching terminal at sfo this afternoon clipped a concrete post. here's a picture where you can
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see the plane with its wing against the post. the aer lingus flight from dublin landed at 3:15 and as it was being towed into the gate, according to the airport, the wing made contact with the post. the passengers were still on board, no injuries. the workers who were towing the plane in are subcontractors. no information yet on how much damage there is to the plane. no other flights were affected. police in oakland are investigating a deadly home invasion robbery. it happened last night around 9:43 near carrington street and 42nd. when officers arrived at the scene, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. the victim died at the scene. police have released no suspect information. tesla today released new information on the deadly crash involving one of its electric cars in walnut creek this weekend. tesla says the model s that plunged into a pond on sunday was not operating in self steering autopilot mode at the time of the accident. 34-year-old keith leong of danville died when his tesla hit a fence, veered off the
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road and crashed into a pond off crow canyon road. the chp is still trying to determine the cause of the crash. uber is ending their self- driving car operation in arizona. the announcement today comes more than two months after a woman was hit and killed by one of uber's self-driving cars in that state. the ride hailing company previously suspended operations of autonomous vehicles following the march 18th accident in which a 49- year-old woman was hit while crossing the street in the phoenix suburb of tempe. the vehicle was in self- driving mode with a backup driver at the wheel. we are learning more about the deaths of those two whales in the bay last week. officials from the marine mammal center in marin county said today both died from injuries caused by people. scientists say the fin whale that was found near jack london square in oakland on friday morning died after being struck by a ship and that the gray whale carcass that washed ashore in marin county later on friday died
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after being severely entangled in an accident possibly involving a ship's propeller. construction is about to start on a new housing and business development that's taken more than two decades to hammer out. alameda point with create a new community on what was once a military base. ktvu's rob roth says the plan will include homes for high income people, low income people and those in between. >> reporter: it was a moment that has been more than 20 years in the making. city of alameda leaders helped break ground on a billion- dollar development on what was once a navy base. it's called alameda point. >> we are solving a lot of important problems with this project. >> reporter: since the navy left in 1997, the 68-acre lot has been vacant. but under the plan, a new community will spring up. 800 homes and apartment, about a quarter of them designated as affordable ranging from $500 a month to about $2,000 a month. and some homes will go to teachers. >> where our teachers are struggling to stay in our communities, we want them to live here and work here.
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>> reporter: the project is also looking to attract a high- tech campus, restaurants and other businesses creating perhaps 5,000 or more jobs here. >> the city lost a lot of jobs when the navy left. we have a great opportunity here to create space for jobs. we can do it here far more cost-effectively than, say, in san francisco or the peninsula. >> reporter: more people brings more traffic. that's the concern of the mayor. >> it's not sufficient. we have to solve that problem. we are working with bart. >> reporter: but built into the project is a new ferry terminal plus buses expected to run every 15 minutes to a bart station. >> our whole focus is to reduce reliance upon vehicles and so we have shuttle services that will be connecting to bart. >> reporter: the developer also says that unlike the hunters point shipyard development, there are no reasons for concern about toxic chemicals in the soil here. >> we're doing a lot of
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ongoing testing and monitoring of the soils but heretofore everything is looking good. >> reporter: with construction about to go into full swing, the developer says people should start being able to move in here in about two years. in alameda, rob roth, ktvu fox 2 news. a ruling on the president's twitter page. coming up next, why a judge says president trump cannot block users from viewing his tweets. in the face of senseless violence, we need hope.
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i'm jeff bleich. preventing violence has long been my cause.
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after columbine, i led president clinton's youth violence commission. i joined joe biden to reduce domestic violence, helping boys become men. i beat the nra in court, defending gun laws that save lives. today, a new generation is rising, and this is our moment. in the streets and in the capitol, i'll stand with them. jeff bleich, democrat for lieutenant governor.
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president trump today called for changes to federal law to keep gang members from entering the united states. the president made the remarks during a discussion about the ms-13 gang in long island, new york, this morning. the fbi said ms-13 has as many as 10,000 members in 40 states including at least 2,000 members on long island. the president also defended recent comments calling gang members animals saying that the ms-13 gang is responsible for brutal murders. >> i called them animals the other day. and i was met with rebuke. they say, they're people. they are not people. these are animals and we have to be very, very tough. >> the trump administration also said that arrests of ms-
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13 gang members are way up. last year, immigration agents arrested nearly 900 ms-13 gang members. that's the highest in nine years. in los angeles, federal authorities said that they have charged 83 members of the so-called mexican mafia gang with conspiracy to run drugs from l.a. county jails. agents were seen taking suspects into a processing area east of downtown today. authorities say this is part of a years long investigation. it started leaders of the street gang controlling drug trafficking from within jails and prisons in california. a federal judge in new york city meantime ruled today that president trump's decision to block certain twitter followers for their political views is a violation of the first amendment. the judge says the president's effort to silence his critics is not permissible because the digital space he uses to connect with the american people is a public forum. the ruling rejects the trump administration's arguments that the first amendment does not apply to president trump in this case because he was acting as a private
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individual. tens of thousands of las vegas casino workers could walk off the job next week. union members have voted to authorize a strike at any time starting june 1st. it's a move that could cripple the city's world famous resorts. the move hands union negotiates a bargaining chip as they work to solidify new five-year contracts. the contracts of 50,000 bartend others, housekeepers, cocktail and food servers, porters, bellmen and kitchen staff expire at midnight on may 3 is it. mgm resorts international and caesar's operate more than half of the properties affected by a strike. both companies say they will continue to work with the union on a solution. the new york state supreme court judge has ordered a 30- year-old man to move out of his parents' house after they sued to have him evicted. the judge yesterday ordered michael rotondo to get out of his parents' new york home in two weeks. rotondo argued his parents didn't provide him with the six months that needed to move
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out. the parents said they have been trying to get him out for months! sending him five written notices. >> oh, he needs to get out! >> that's his mother and father's space actually because it's that time. he is 30! >> now, in addition to giving their son five eviction notices, they also offered him $1,100 to help him start his own life. they also included advice to help their son seek employment. the son called the efforts retaliatory and said he will appeal the judge's decision. still to come here, a park gives great views of the golden gate bridge but few know the man that this park is named after. coming up, why some groups are now pushing to change that name. >> and we are tracking that cool weather out there. even that drizzle that we saw this morning and last night. will there be more? i'll let you know. footsteps) (sound of car door opening) (car door closes)
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san pellegrino. (sound of footsteps) (sound of car door opening) (car door closes) (sound of engine starting) ♪ ♪ one of san francisco's most scenic parks may be getting a new name. the park sits across pacific avenue from the presidio heights neighborhood. ktvu's christien kafton has more on why that park could have a new name by the end of the year. >> reporter: julius khan has it all, a ball field and playground but some say the man it was named for was racist and now they want the
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name changes. the playground is iconic with a commanding view of the golden gate a favorite among locals but few know about the man julian khan. leaders in the asian-american community have launched and effort to change the park's name. >> he said that chinese people are, quote, morally the most debased people on the face of the earth. that chinese resorted to trickery and duplicity to circumvent our laws. >> reporter: leaders from a coalition of asian-american and other community groups today launched their effort asking the public safety and neighborhood services committee to consider the name change. organizers say that as a lawmaker, khan actively supported the chinese exclusion act aimed at keeping chinese immigrants out of the country and used racial stereotypes to support the ban. already, five of the city's supervisors have signed on to change the name putting it in a broader context saying, especially now, words and names matter. >> especially when an immigrant population all over the united states are under attack. even so much more important
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that we do this here in san francisco. because in san francisco, um, we have values here. >> what i like to do, then, is, um, make a motion. >> mm-hm? >> to pass this out of committee with a positive recommendation to the full board. >> great. without objection that motion passes. >> reporter: those using the park today say after learning julian khan's back story agreed that it's time to change the park's name. >> now that i know, you know, his name and what he did, i would say that's a good idea to get rid of the name of the park. >> reporter: the committee is going to recommend to the board of supervisors to change the name of the park. the board of supervisors is likely to go with that recommendation and instruct the city's recreation and parks department to seek public input on a new name for that park. there could be a new name in october or november of this year. in san francisco, christien kafton, ktvu fox 2 news. let's talk about our weather now bring in our chief meteorologist bill martin. i was looking at the deck this morning and it was all wet. >> right.
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>> did i leave the hose on or something? i didn't realize. >> yeah. it measured at your house and until the oakland hills and up to .02." it's not very much but the roads were wet, the ground was wet. and might be a little more of that tonight. but i think last time might have been the big kind of drive-by drizzle event. but there's as this pattern conditions not going to be -- there is going to be plenty of opportunity for more of that late nights and early mornings. the temperatures today really impacted by the low clouds. doh, right? warm in antioch. 66 in fairfield. 61 santa rosa. these numbers -- santa rosa, that's 18 degrees below average i would think for this time of the year. the story is this big stretched out marine layer because these two low pressure centers one over the great basin, one out in the pacific, we are sandwiched between them
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and they keep lifting the area. it rises, cools and condenses and moisture -- you get drizzle like this morning. so there's the satellite loop. you see the thunderstorms also -- not for us but for lake tahoe and for the cascades and the areas in northern california, snow mountain, they have been seeing thunderstorms. that's because of the low that sits over here and all this moisture wrapping back around. and for us, it just results in fog. a lot of it. that's the current satellite imagery. look at just all the clouds just blanketing santa rosa south. san jose is relatively clear right now. that's why they are 67 degrees. fairfield and concord, though, pretty much cloudy with 62. and then there's some clearing now at the golden gate bridge. but it's been all day, right? it took a while for the fog to burn off. the forecast overnight lows will be cool to mild. that's because all the cloud cover. not as dense fog at the coast because it's so high. um, actually, you know, like i just showed you at the golden gate bridge, folks out at the avenues last night and
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tonight, because the inversion is so deep, it's making for lovely weather in the evenings and the afternoons out at the beaches which is usually foggy this time of year. forecast highs tomorrow yellows are 70s. maybe a degree or two warmer. the pattern warms up. saturday and sunday warmer back to the 80s and by monday into the 90s. so what that tells you is those lows are migrating out. 71 in broad tomorrow. not much warmer. heats up sunday and monday. monday is memorial day. it will be a nice day off. >> thank you. amazon against the acl you. coming up next what amazon is selling that has the civil liberties group worried and in minutes, coming up new at 6:00, from playing heavy metal to helping the community, the new partnership between metallica and bay area food banks. food banks.
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the. clu has deep concerns over amazon selling facial recognition software to law enforcement groups. we have a report on the action the group is taking. >> i'm excited to introduce for you a new service called amazon recognition video which does realtime batch video analytics. >> reporter: back in 2016 amazon launched recognition a new service the company says can identify faces, objects and track people: it's offered at low cost through the giants cloud division. now the decision to market the tool to police is alarming
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people like this person with the aclu of washington. he says it's a privacy concern to vulnerable communities. >> of color, immigrants, are concerned because governments are being handed this pearful surveillance and they can use it in ways that aren't in line with civil liberties. >> reporter: it's unclear how many law enforcement agencies have purchased it but on amazon's list. customers it lists the washington county sheriff's office in oregon as one of them. analysts from that department says we were able to index more than 300,000 photo records within one to two days and identification time of suspects went from 2 to 3 days down to minutes. more than 40 organizations urged amazon to not give it to governments saying it's a threat to americans and freedom.
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it grew from a one-man protest by colin kaepernick into a movement that drew criticism from president trump. now there is a no protest policy when it comes to the national anthem. >> we want people to be respectful and people to stand all personnel and make sure they treat this moment respected feliz. >> the message here -- fashion. >> the message here stand and show respect for the national anthem and the flag. good evening. i'm frank somerville. >> i'm heather holmes in tonight for julie. that new policy was approved today during a meeting of nfl team owners. the new policy requires players and league personnel to stand during the anthem or the team would face a fine. it also gives players the option to stay in the locker room until the anthem is over. the policy was unanimously approved by the 31 team owners
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who voted, with one abstention, jed york, the 49ers owner. york didn't vote due to a lack of player involvement in the decision, he said. and he added the team plans to stop selling concessions during the national anthem, as well. joining us now is joe fonzi. this is afternoon a year of emotional debate. >> it's hard to imagine anything more divisive. it's still the most watched sport across the country. and the protest last season, opinions on how appropriate the protests were ran the gamut. the league tried to come up with a solution that would apiece both sides. it started as a relatively unnoticed one-man protest two seasons ago. colin kaepernick's decision to "take a knee" during the national anthem sparked emotion on both sides of the flag versus patriotism issue. the movement grew. the weekend after the president made comments in alabama referring to nfl players as sobs. >> he's fired. >> reporter: --owners and players alike


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