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,,,, first time in over half a century. .. in a stunning about-face in u.s. foreign policy, the united
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states will restore relations with cuba for the first time in over half century opening the door to economic development and travel between the two countries. good afternoon, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. the thaw in relations was announced immediately after the releasing of an american who had been a prisoner in cuba for the last five years. craig boswell reports from the white house with more details. >> reporter: american alan gross is back in the u.s. after five years as a prisoner in cuba. the 65-year-old returned with his wife at his side. >> i'm incredibly blessed finally to have the freedom to resume a positive and constructive life. >> reporter: president obama announced the u.s. is reestablishing diplomatic relations with its cold war enemy. >> neither the american nor cuban people are well served by a rigid policy that's rooted in events that took place before most of just born. >> reporter: the u.s. plans to open an embassy in havana east travel and allow for more business between the two
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countries. many lawmakers are not happy with the president's decision. >> today by conceding to the oppressors, this president and this administration have let the people of cuba down. >> reporter: u.s.-cuban relations have been strained since fidel castro's rise to power. raoul took over for his brother. president obama spoke with him on the phone tuesday. >> i made clear my strong belief that cuban society is constrained by restrictions on its citizens. >> reporter: gross was sentenced to 15 years in prison because he was trying to establish internet connections in cuba. he was released on humanitarian grounds. craig boswell, cbs news, the white house. >> cuba also released a cuban citizen who was working for u.s. intelligence. in turn, the u.s. released three cubans convicted of spying. and some breaking news at noon now. police searched ray mcdonald's house last night after he was accused of sexual assaulting a woman. a woman telling the san jose police department that mcdonald
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possibly assaulted her on monday. this is his second run-in with the police this year. last month the defensive end was cleared of domestic abuse charges involving his pregnant fiancee. four cars were tore. this morning in noe valley in castro neighborhoods in san francisco, they were torched. the first around 4:15 at cumberland and church. 40 minutes later a second car set on fire at 17th and church. the next fire was on liberty and raburn just after 5. an hour after that, firefighters responded to another car ablaze just a few yards further down raburn street. >> everything is still under investigation but it's suspicious. >> no word on what was used to start the fires. a man driving a stolen car crashed into a power pole this morning in san jose and died. officers say crews will be clearing the scene until 1:00 today. it happened on yerba buena road at chisholm street. the driver died at the scene. a benicia resident shot an
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intruder who broke into his home this morning. the suspect broke through the sliding glass door of an elderly couple's home on panorama drive around 4:30. the victim yelled at the man to leave but he didn't listen. that's when the homeowner shot hatch in the torso. he was taken into custody before going to the hospital. detectives say hatch explained he was really drunk and mistakenly thought he had locked himself out of his house. students across oakland unified school district are planning a massive walkout. it was supposed to start at noontime. kpix 5's anne makovec joins us from the district office where students plan to end their march this afternoon. anne. >> reporter: and the plan was to have students at all grade levels walk out of class and march here to the district office on broadway and downtown oakland. it was going to start at noon. these students say they wanted to have their voices heard when it comes to racism, inequality and police brutality. the last big protest in oakland
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was on monday when 200 people doppler radar chaining themselves to the oakland police headquarters and shutting down nearby streets. 25 people were arrested. the oakland school district says it encourages students to find ways to spread their message but walking out of school or risking injury or arrest is not encouraged. >> if students are getting arrested, if students are being physically injured, if their safety is at risk, then we're not being responsible stewards if we're encouraging that behavior. >> reporter: he says the district does support the group in principle but not the way it's going about today's protest, set to start at noon starting at the individual schools and then ending here at district headquarters. live in oakland, anne makevoc, kpix 5. we have a break in the weather right now. but there's more rain on the way. and that's not good news for some of these massive trees around the bay area. this is burbank drive in santa clara. a tree came down on an
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apartment building. the ground is weak with saturated water from all the rain. california officials are worried that all this rain will give people an excuse to forget water conservation efforts. experts say it's too early to know if the storms are ending the drought. they say california is still into deep hole. amc the latest movie theater that won't show "the interview." a group posted a message online saying the world will be full of fear if this movie is shown. it's about an assassination plot against the leader of north korea. new york premiere of the movie has also been canceled. actor bill cosby will not be charged with child molestation. judy huth claimed cosby molested her when she was 15. but the l.a. county district attorney's office said the statute of limitations has passed for those charges to be filed. cosby's attorney says huth was trying to extort money from him. oakland police trade in their blue uniforms for red. how officers on bikes are
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helping christmas come early for some kids. >> and there's fresh powder in the sierra. the roads are slick and traffic is moving slow. >> but ski season is in full swing. >> when you thought it was safe to put the umbrella away, we're tracking rain together as the news continues right here on kpix 5. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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napster's co- founder, sean parker well, street has been a bummer lately but a reprieve today. the dow is up 163 points at this hour. napster's cofounder sean parker has given stanford $24 million to cure allergies. the silicon valley tech entrepreneur is deathly allergic to peanuts, tree nuts
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and shellfish. his donation to stanford will create a new research center that will bear his name and the center's goal will be to cure all allergies with a single treatment. a lot of fresh powder fell in the sierra overnight making for tricky driving conditions over donner summit. this is a look at how hard it was coming down this morning in placer county. cars and trucks were pulled over on the side of interstate 80 required to chain up. and for a while crews were out checking if chains were on the wheels. >> it's hard because we couldn't get our chains on. likely they just lifted the controls. so that's good. but it's definitely difficult when you're not used to it. >> chains are required but i don't know how to put them on. i have never done it before. >> crews turned around anyone who wasn't equipped with chains to drive through the snow. i remember driving through the sierra the first time and seeing a lot of people on the side with chains. >> chaining up. four-wheel drive car is so much easier. zip right up. >> the best $30 investment i have ever made in my life. >> then it's $10 on the other side to take them off? >> but just to buy them is only
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about 30 bucks. always have them, then you just slip them the 20 to put them on. leave it to the pros always. i'm going to leave it to hi- def doppler radar to show you when rain is going to be moving into the bay area. look at this right now. we have had a few scattered showers hit and miss and some these cells contain that yellow and that orange, which is copius amounts of precipitation fall all at once. that's a beautiful scene looking out towards the transamerica building where the clouds are getting darker and darker. our temperatures are currently in the 50s. the winds are fluctuating between the south and southeast at 9 miles per hour. here's what you need to know this afternoon. we will have rain developing and it's going to spread from the north to the south scattered showers through the evening hours before it begins to taper off. and then one more juicy storm on tap for friday. here's futurecast. you can see this early afternoon, the rain begins to fall from the north all the way into the south and all points in between. at some point we have those cells that leash out a bunch of
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heavy rain all at once. some of those little cells can contain up to an inch of rain. i don't think we'll see this move through but nevertheless we'll stay wet all the way through early-morning tomorrow morning. the bulk of the day is going to be dry. we'll even get some peeks of sunshine which means maybe a few rainbows out there. over the next 24 hours we have put our computer models into gear here and come up with these totals, expecting anywhere from a quart to half inch of rain throughout many locations in the bay area. this is development of this area of low pressure pushing through, then a break, then rain on friday with another half inch of rain. meanwhile, we have cloudy in throughout the central valley in the mid-50s. you saw snow on the fly in the greater lake tahoe and rain hitting the northwestern section of the state of california. sun goes down at 4:53. back up tomorrow 7:20. in between, we have more showers and our high temperatures into the 50s and
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low 60s. these temperatures are actually rather seasonal for this time of the year. meanwhile, here's out extended forecast. rain develops today, it tapers off early tomorrow morning for a mainly dry day. the last storm of the workweek will be on friday. and then we have winter officially arriving on sunday and we have with it a dry weather pattern. scattered showers moving into the bay area. i'm going to hunker down with my new best friends this afternoon. susan is with the alameda county food bank. drum roll! >> >> very good! >> hi there, don. you're with clorox, executive violent and you were with me last year, too. >> yeah. >> the clorox company has been very giving for many years. >> most people are familiar with clorox because of our liquid bleach but many don't know that clorox has been out of oakland for 100 years and with that, we have given back to the community and the
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alameda county community food bank is one place that we have loved to be able to be part of that organization. >> why did you choose the alameda county food bank? >> it's really the difference they make in the people's lives. the ability to provide meals to families and to children. it's been a great organization for us to partner with. and on behalf of clorox, i'd like to present this check -- >> i was trying to hide it here so nobody at home could see it. >> -- to susan and the alameda county community food bank for $50,000. >> that's when i need the drum roll! $50,000! and how many people is this going to get to feed? >> so this will -- we serve about 116,000 children, adults and seniors every month. one in five alameda county residents. the other thing i want to say about clorox real quick is we have a long history of their involvement with the food bank and we're so fortunate to have them as a partner. not only with funds but also with expertise, a lot of professional help through clorox. >> i know all of you at home are starting to feel really warm and fuzzy through this
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great donation so you can help too by visiting us online at kpix.com/give. frank and michelle, was this awesome or what? >> 50 grand, that's a lot of money. >> do a lot of families some good. >> great, roberta, thank you so much. and santa swapped his sleigh for a motorcycle and passed out toys around east oakland this morning. it's all part of the oakland police department's 8th annual toy giveaway. there's santa. santa handed out toys to kids he saw along the way. >> i was scared at first what did i did? >> they were asking for ages? this has to be with the ages? then like i got a gift for them. i'm like okay. >> well, more than 175 toys were purchased with money donated to the traffic division. the iconic san francisco flower mart almost became a victim of the tech industry takeover. now it's looking at some big, big changes. how the flower mart will renovate. coming up. >> we want to invite all you
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pet lovers send us your questions about their health and well-being. just email pets@kpix.com or on our facebook page, and we'll have our pet expert give you an answer every friday right here at noon. a san francisco start-up is looking for a thief on a por ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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well, today's tip of the day is going to be is with cara cara oranges. i love them. a new crop from florida has been on the market and let me
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tell you something they are taking the citrus world on fire. it's a navel orange that is like pink inside. it's real pink inside. come over here, let's talk about it. when you buy them, cut them in half, they are beautiful no seeds. they peel easy like a navel orange because they are. and loaded with flavor especially in the juice. when you select them, make sure the navel is small. the smaller the peel. the oranges have to be heavy for their size. that means that they are packed with juice. and that's important. not pulp. when you bring them home, store them on the counter, do not store them in the refrigerator. never store citrus in the refrigerator. the cold temperatures will deplete nutritional value and turn that juice into pulp and that you don't want. cara cara oranges, loaded with flavor and great for you. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer, and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. look how beautiful these are. a san francisco startup is looking for a thief on a popular dating app.
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cofounder of build zoom david peterson has posted this picture of a suspect on a dating app called tinder. the app has thousands of local users and he claims the woman broke into his office and stole laptops on three different occasions. >> there's so much petty crime and this whole class of criminals has basically been taught, hey, we can basically do anything, no one is going to investigate it. >> he posted the picture on tinder four days ago hoping someone will recognize the woman. he says he will pass his leads on to the police department. liquor stores will soon have a new set of rules to abide by in contra costa county. the board of directors approved what they call "alco-pop" restrictions. they want liquor stores to place the drinks in different locations than sodas and next to the alcohol. the ordinance only affects unincorporated areas of the county. and there's a new loophole in the law that requires chain restaurants to list the calories in the alcoholic drinks. the law doesn't apply to people
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who order from the bar or to drink -- not -- drinks that aren't listed on the menu. restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops or convenience stores with 20 or more locations must show the calories now on a menu board by december of 2015. the flower mart in san francisco is not going anywhere. but it will soon have a new look. current tenants and realty company have agreed to develop the space on sixth and brannon. the wholesale operation will move below street level and retail will take over at street level and office space will be built above. the flower mart has been in business for more than 100 years. the holidays go up in flames. but not really. why the san francisco fire department is deliberately setting a christmas tree on fire. >> and a reminder this noon if you have a consumer problem or a question, give our hotline a call, at 888-5-helps-u. volunteers are there right now. >> 'tis the season to shop for new jobs. jill schlesinger has tips on turning your holiday party into a networking opportunity. reporter: you may be
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tempted to suspend your job search for the holidays based on the theory that companies are quiet right now. but it's quite the opposite. the holidays are a great time to look for a job because many managers are under pressure to fill positions by the end of the year. several companies are also planning to lift hiring freezes after the 1st of the year. you'll miss a lot of opportunities if you wait until january 2 to resume your job search. and it's easier for you to stand out from the crowd during the last two weeks of the year because everyone else is taking off. here's what you need to know. holiday get-togethers are great for networking. use the gatherings as an opportunity to let people know that you're job hunting. ask if anyone knows someone who works at your dream company, like google or any other place you would like to work. if you know someone who works at one of your target employers, contact them directly yourself with holiday greetings. another benefit of the holiday season is that people are generally in good spirits and more apt to help you or lend advice. so use the remaining time of the year to find that jolly job. you may be glad that you did.
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i'm jill schlesinger for kpix 5. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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credit card a lot this holiy season. tonight-- the plastic. coming up at 5:00 you'll probably be swiping your credit card allot this holiday season.
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tonight, the hidden perks to using plastic. how it could save you thousands. that story and more at 5:00. the san francisco fire department purposely lit up a christmas tree today but it was all to raise awareness. and there it goes. fire officials spoke on the importance of fire safety over the holidays. the christmas tree fully engulfed in flames in only 8 seconds. the fire chief said it's important now to show homeowners how deadly and how fast the fire can burn a tree and possibly a home. well, bay area bicyclists had his gopro camera rolling when he suddenly ran into a deer. >> we want to warn you the video is graphic. but keep a close eye on the road ahead. he was riding along near sausalito when all of a sudden, this happened. >> oh!! >> every time we see it. >> oh. >> the deer jumped over the guardrail on alexander avenue right into his path. he had a mild concussion but is
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okay. as for the deer, nobody knows. >> i think the deer limped off to live another day. >> i posted that on my facebook page and people went nuts. every, single cyclist i know had a near experience like that. i had a near experience with a squirrel and turkey. >> never a deer. >> oh, yes, so much bigger. >> i have a friend who dislocated a shoulder with one. awful. >> hopefully the deer is okay, too. that's it for kpix 5 news at noon. enjoy your day, everybody. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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>> eric: you want me to sign this? >> rick: it would mean a lot -- a leap of faith on your part. >> eric: but if i sign this, i lose any leverage i have with this company. >> rick: dad, you are the company. you always have been. and because of your generosity, you don't own the majority of the company any longer. but you do own the voting rights. >> eric: and it would give you final say about everything. >> rick: does that worry you? dad, everything you said to me about leadership and getting over my anger for caroline and ridge -- i took that to heart. you were right. i've changed. >> eric: yes, you have. >> rick: dad, i'm ready. i don't want to pressure you in any way, but i want to run this company with caroline into the

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