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a family of mountain lions closes a popular south bay park. the cats behavior that rangers
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say is concerning. a racist message left in the bathroom of the bay area community college and students say it is becoming a trend. and e scooter company getting their way and you may soon see many more of them on the streets of san francisco, possibly thousands more. good evening, i am veronica dellinger delacruz. >> if you are thinking of going for a hike this week and you need to stay away from one popular spot in the south bay. we are at the rancho san antonio open-space where some mountain lions have moved in. >> park visitors first spotted the family of mountain lions, a mother and three cubs last week. reports came in that the caps cats weren't afraid of people so park rangers decided to close a small portion of ranch in san antonio. ultimately deciding to close the entire park today. that is not the only concern. the cubs are at an age where they will soon separate from
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their mother. >> we had a video taken by a preserve visitor last week fairly close to this family and that they were nonchalantly walking across the trail. >> the mountain lions are not showing fear of people. that is concerning to us. >> the family of cougars made its presence known to visitors that all week. >> rangers decided to keep the public out the entire weekend starting today. >> for public safety and safety of the mountain lions. >> and bring in the state department of fish and wildlife but >> right now fish and wildlife have placed deer carcasses in the preserve to try and draw the family to a specific location. >> is in the plan is to use that loud noises and other measures to instill fear of people in the mountain lions. >> it makes us uncomfortable that they are getting that habituated to being around people so we want to nip this in the bud. >> today many adopted by the
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open space only to learn it was closed. >> i think it is very important to preserve it wildlife, we have taken too much of their habitat so it is the least we can do. >> we are trying to keep the people and cats separate. >> although the teenaged cats are at the age when they were soon leave their mother she says it will not stop her from returning. >> the decision to make it safe for us and save for the animals here and come back and enjoy it again. >> for now the closure of the 4000 acre open-space is through the weekend. rangers say they cannot remember the last time they closed it to the public. kpix 5. right now president trump is on his way to the g7 summit in france leaving behind a deepening trade war with china. natalie brandis at the white house for the president spoke just a short time ago. natalie. >> the trade war with china taking a dramatic turn today with tariff hikes announced across both sides and the president urging u.s. companies to find an alternative to china. >> president trump launched his
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latest were with china just hours before leaving for the g7 summit in france. >> our economy is doing great. we are having a little spat with china and we will win it. >> late friday the president tweeted that terrace on $300 billion worth of chinese goods would increase from 10-15 % september 1 and current terrace on $250 billion in chinese products would rise from 25 to 30 % on october 1. this latestfor tat started writing morning when china said it would place new tariffs on $75 billion worth of u.s. products in response to a previously planned u.s. tariff hike regina said it would also move forward with previously postponed import duties on u.s.-made autos and auto parts. >> that is one of the areas where the chinese are punching the hardest. >> earlier in the day the president called for corporations to cut ties with beijing saying our great
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american companies are hereby ordered to start looking for an alternative to china. >> in response to the president's latest tariff hikes the national retail federation said in a statement it is impossible for business to plan for the future in this type of environment. the standoff between the world's two largest economies that rattled investors and stocks limited friday. >> it just makes it more likely that a recession will come sooner rather than later if we have all these pressures from the trade conflicts spilling out. >> concerns of a global slowdown are likely to dominate discussion among leaders of the g7 summit this weekend. senator dianne feinstein said in a statement today the economy is showing signs of weakening due to the trade war and set this latest round of tariffs will only make things worse expressing concerns about the impacts, substantial impacts to california and its agricultural products. meanwhile the u.s. chamber of commerce is urging the u.s. and china to get back to the negotiating table. at the white house, natalie brand, kpix 5.
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top democratic candidates were in san francisco today mapping out a strategy to beat president trump in 2020. >> we have got this guy who came in on a slow indian a slogan of make american great again. >> comes fire said democrats must take on the president on the economy and senator elizabeth warren spoke saying when the government only works for certain people it amounts to corruption. the front runner however, joe biden, did not attend. he sent a video message instead. barrett county celebrating victory. he issued the executive order shortly after his inauguration. san francisco and santa clara counties sued and won a preliminary injunction a few months later. today a court gave a final warning for sanctuary cities
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and counties. the santa clara supervisor said anything" our taxpayers and tax dollars to washington and we expect those federal funds to help deliver essential public health and safety services rather than being used as a bargaining chip on federal immigration policy. it racist graffiti has turned up again at a community college in the east bay despite an ongoing effort to move to promote diversity and inclusion. kristin ayres is at dbc -- dvc and pleasant helper it's been at the school year has not even started and already students are talking about it. a case of cea campus bathroom. one of several in recent months. >> the signs are all over diablo valley college in pleasant hill. our diversity is our power. stand against racism and xenophobia. inside campus bathrooms, stop hate. but a bathroom is where the latest case of racist graffiti was discovered on campus.
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in a letter to students college president susan lamb wrote last spring we enjoyed a series of hateful acts by a cowardly individual who wrote racist messages and restrooms. today i am angry and frustrated to learn of another such incident. the president did not describe the graffiti but students say it sounds familiar. >> those racist words to latinos or african-american assent. >> it happened three times last year. >> it is unfortunate that there are 70 individuals that have negative views about people like me. >> students we spoke to said dvc is overall a welcoming place. >> it's disappointing when people come in and they tried to taint what people have already started here to create diversity and inclusion. >> they applauded the president's letter and said what is needed now is an open dialogue. >> i think having something like that this semester will be a good way to show them that
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this campus will not stand for anything like that. >> we want to be a safe space for everyone and hopefully they can learn from the hurt that they inflicted on other people. >> campus police are investigating and asking anyone with information about the incident to come forward. the college president said 80 anyone interested in finding out the content of the graffiti can contact the dean of their individual college. in pleasant hill, kristin ayres, kpix 5. a young black man was the target of an unusual hate crime on the peninsula. he told police he was hanging out with a female friend at her home when three of her family members arrived and attacked him. the adults allegedly tied him down with a wrote rope, assaulted him and threatened to kill him all hurling racial slurs. when he was finally untied he went to the police. >> the victim reported throughout his attack the suspects yelled at him using multiple racial slurs and he believed his race to be a motivating factor . >> suspects were arrested at
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the scene of the alleged attack on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. criminal threats and a hate crime. the victim was treated at the hospital for non-life- threatening injuries. extra security measures will be in place this weekend in silicon valley pride. that festival begins tomorrow in downtown san jose and security is going to be tight. all the attendees will be wanted with metal detectors, all bags inspected and searched and bags larger than a backpack will not be allowed. weapons and sharp our depth objects are also not allowed. the police department marked a milestone today becoming the first major police department to raise the rainbow flag over their headquarters to celebrate pride week. >> we are getting a look tonight. the 6.5 million square foot space will feature offices, shops, restaurants, hotels, and even a job-training center. google plans to build 500 plans listed the station.
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the city council will take a final vote next fall. san jose's most chronic homeless finally have a roof over their heads tonight. the city officially cut the ribbon on second street studios today. brand-new $40 million complex built exclusively for the homeless. >> here i have a picture. i am going back to school. when it came to the line that asked me for my address i teared up because i actually had something to write down. i have an address. >> the rent is subsidized based on attendance ability to pay. the mayor said the city has 13 more projects like this one ready to break down break ground. san francisco has pulled the plug on cashless stores. as of today it is not illegal for stores to ban cash payments. if you want to pay cash at a store like amazon go just tell them at the door. the rule only applies to brick
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and mortar stores, not to vendors like food trucks. >> more electric scooters could soon be powering their way onto san francisco's streets, up to 27,000 of them. >> we are pretty sure this is not how the autopilot feature is supposed to work. new video of a tesla driver asleep at the wheel. >> the flames are not the only danger in a wildfire. tonight cal fire him and shades why it is so important to get out when they tell you to get out. >> a proud sponsor of this year's petfood express bay area pet fair. that is next month at the alameda county fairgrounds. tomorrow morning we are featuring 22 i was up for adoption. make sure to join as bright and early at 6
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san francisco could be in the path of scooter tsunami. the city has reopened the permitting process and nearly a dozen companies have flooded in. betty you on has in thousands of new scooters could actually be out on the streets. >> right now skipping school are the only two companies allowed to operate in the city as part of its pilot program. riders could soon have a much larger fleet to choose from. >> since the city released the application for electric scooter companies to operate, 11 have applied, including skip and scoot. each one could add up to 2100 scooters to the streets. that could mean as many as 27,500 scooters in total . the sf mta has not said how many companies would be approved. >> i think it's convenient. i
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love the convenience of riding it all. >> she is taking the scooter for a spin for fun. >> we almost got hit earlier, someone was blowing their horn at us. it's like a bike lane, share the road. >> san francisco allows a maximum of 2500 on the street. >> thousands more seems like a could be problematic. i know it is already crowded as it is, people on bikes and stuff already, you know, bike lanes. but if people are smart about using them i think it should not be too big of a problem. >> it would kind of help get cars off of the streets i guess. i feel like a big part of the commute is all the traffic. >> they ce scooters is a good fit for last mile commutes. that is exactly what melissa stankus and her husband collin
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use their scooters for every day . last spring scooters were pulled from the streets after much criticism that they were public nuisances. >> the city said they expect to issue permits in early fall so there will be no gaps in service when the current permits expire october 14. in san francisco, betty you, kpix 5. >> the city said the new permits will be effective for no longer than one year. able to live a long list mark corridor in marin could lose a little sleep tonight. about 90 minutes ago crews began testing out the new crossings and the train control system between larkspur. this overnight testing will continue for about two weeks followed by text runs with actual trains. once it's opened the new segment will link up with the larkspur ferry. >> it is very significant and we are very excited to make the connection to the ferry. it
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gets us that regional connection to san francisco. we think it will be huge for ridership and huge for the whole system. >> the smart train currently runs between santa rosa and then to repel. passenger service the larkspur could begin as soon as december new video out of southern california shows what appears to be a driver asleep at the wheel of a moving tesla. this was on i-5 last weekend. you can see that driver relaxing with arms crossed and his head tilted to one side or the car going about 70 miles an hour at the time. it may have been on autopilot. tesla said the feature is not an invitation to take a snooze. tonight yet another measles scare. this time at the happiest place on earth. health officials say a new zealand teenager visited both disney parks in anaheim on august 12 while infected with measles. she also spent four nights at nepas tel. people who visited those locations around that time are advised to look out for symptoms. supreme court
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justice ruth bader ginsburg is recovering tonight after a cancerous tumor was discovered on her pancreas. the court said the 86-year-old just completed three weeks of radiation and no further treatment is needed at this time. we also learned there is no evidence of disease in her body. ginsburg has had several bouts of cancer since 1999. connected center for disease control looking into what could be the first u.s. death linked to vaping. the man was being treated in illinois for mysterious pulmonary problem associated with vaping. nearly 200 cases have been reported in 22 states including in california. >> we can say that we are seeing a pattern of lung injury that we have not seen before. on the text x-ray the whole thing looks abnormal and it looks abnormal equally throughout the entire lung. >> the american vaping association takes the position that thc or illegal drugs are to blame for these lung injuries. tonight brazil's president mobilizing his military to help fight the fires that are ravaging the amazon rain forest.
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horses will deploy starting tomorrow. the rain forest has been burning at a rate of three football fields a minute prompting global demand to do something about it. amazon produces vast amounts of oxygen for earth and is considered crucial in efforts to combat climate change. firefighters making more headway against a wildfire right here that destroyed at least seven homes in shasta county. 600 acre mountain fire northwest the reading is now 50 % contained and some evacuees are now being allowed to return home. this is why it is important to evacuate a fire zone when you are told. cal fire staged this retarded drop demonstration targeting an old suv. yikes. it didn't do so well, didn't fare so well there. that was just 9000 pounds of retardant either way. this big supertankers can carry about 80 tons. >> smart to evacuate when told,
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it is for a reason and let's hope that does not happen much around here but we are heading toward the peak of fire season september and october. we will keep you updated. temperatures tonight are cooler than average and cooler than they have been over the past 24 hours. concord 28 degrees -- concorde 8 degrees cooler. the priest did not make it all the way inland with the breeze. we are settling in the 60s tonight, livermore 65, san francisco 61 percent has a 66. san rafael, your load tomorrow morning 59, fremont 61, redwood city 60. the sun is up 652 tomorrow morning. a couple ideas for your weekend, maybe the summer days festival in foster city will be semi sunny, beautiful weather, warmer than average. upper 70s and low 80s, the warmer day of the weekend will be sunday about 3 to 4 degrees warmer. it was going on with the big picture whether?
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the storm gave us that strong offshore flow. that low is gone, and it the next several lows will pass by to the north because of this ridge of high pressure. if it were stronger we would have an offshore wind and temperatures in the 80s and 90s author at the bay area with the location that it in, it's not that strong. what it will do is limit the onshore flow. it will allow all the temperatures for those living near the coastline to stay in the 60s and 70s. a repeat performance on sunday. coastal and bay fog and clouds, afternoon sunshine, blue sky both of our weekend afternoons. 91 degrees with sunshine, a little hotter on sunday. 95 degrees under mostly sunny skies. hates will continue with minimal intrusion of that fogging cloud cover. afternoon 2-70 degrees above average. not hot but consistently above average and next week we will see an
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increase of cause and humidity around tuesday and wednesday. lots of 80s tomorrow including 87 yuan santa rosa, 83 and vallejo. low 90s concord, fairfield and livermore. a couple degrees warmer sunday and monday, close to 80 near the bay. close to 100 inland and then we cool off toward the middle of next week and continue that cooling at the end of the week. it will be warmer than average but the really hot stuff that can be a concern to folks prone to hot weather, that likely will stay away. >> awesome, it will be a nice weekend. thank you. did you know that donkeys get a kick out of classical music? >> i didn't know that. >> these guys did. how one oakland amusement park accidentally found that out. here are tonight's guest on it's time for the biggest sale of the year on the
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the folks at children's fairyland in oakland learned something pretty important this week. >> very important. donkeys like to dance. yes they do. now you know where they coined the term kicking up your heels. that is gideon and chiquita getting their groove on. workers were testing the pa system when, who knew. they realize that donkeys dig the soundtrack from disney's it
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fantasia. >> or they hate it, one or the other. [ laughter ] >> it kind of looks cute. >> all right, coming up and sports, opening the season with the big test welcoming one of the best teams in the country. and ahead, drama that just will not and. the latest
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one of the top programs in the country from florida has produced 18 nfl players in the last decade. the most from any high school in the country and it looked showed up at the game. raiders wide receiver antonio brown hanging out with the lasalle students without his helmet. opening drive of the game the spartan james kobe forced to give de la salle a 7-0 lead just 30 seconds into the game and later in the first the game now tied at seven, the raiders zion turner goes deep to marcus frisby who makes the one-handed juggling catch with the 71 yards forward to give st. thomas the lead in the top ranked team raiders go on to
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win 24-14. it is a helmet saw that that just will not end. antonio brown had his hearing in connection with this latest grievance over his helmet today. a decision is expected early next week. tomorrow on kpix we will see if jimmy gallant below can bounce back from his poor preseason debut in which he completed just that one of six passes with an interception against the broncos. there has been a lot of talk on social media and bay area radio about jimmy g's performance, something his head coach kyle shanahan can relate to. >> i had success my first couple years in houston as a court nadir and i was really young and decided it's easy, what is anyone get stressed out? go to washington and i wasn't as good anymore. i read a paper one day and told me how bad i was and that was my first job ever and that i got it because of my dad and i would like to say it didn't mess me up but it did for a little bit. >> now ios starting
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