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creek, and san jose. we view a report on livermore with more on how this is changing the way people shop at the height of the season. >> reporter: allen, here here at the san francisco premium outlets in livermore. it's a lot of shoppers out and about today. however, i did notice when you get on to the on ramp and offramp, there is a police presence in case there were to be robbers that come in, storm in, and try to take off on to highway 850. talked to shoppers who said they are a little apresencive after this weekend. a holiday sharping experience taint d centsh crim bay area over the weekend. a mob of 40 to 50 people was described running in with hammers and other tools, breaking into a jewelry store and taking off. >> yeah, my friends were actually there when there was a robbery. they had to be stuck in a
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store, because they saw them run out and everything, out of a jewelry store. >> reporter: you brett she was nervous. today during the day, she was shopping with her mom and sister. >> it's been alarming. that's why we're out here shopping during the daytime. >> reporter: going to change your shopping hours and habits? >> most definitely. >> reporter: my opper say roiee nexte esll they hit next? >> i thoughit would happen here in walnut creek. i don't think it will happen in pleasantton or dublin. >> reporter: but there was an attempt at pleasanton, a group of nine trying to break in. this is where this group tried to bust through. when they made it inside at 1:19 in the morning, they quickly realized that each and every store here has gates up, so you can't even go inside. >> reporter: police say nothing was stolen and no
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arrests in this case yet, but they say they do have surveillance video. >> it's devastating, you know, to see what happened lately. >> reporter: is there stepped up enforcement today? we did notice more of a police presence throughout the tri- valley area at various shopping destinations, a visual deterrent during the holiday times. >> so juliette, you mentioned the security gates, but are stores going to be changing their holiday hours to try something else to change this up? >> reporter: yes, you know, during the holidays, you hear about these extend hours and open all night long. so we have reported about target not being open on thanksgiving. that's a result of covid. but i'm hearing a lot of stores are going to be reducing their hours. they won't be having those black friday hours. coming up at 6:00, i spoke to some shoppers who said they're not even going to go out the
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day after thanksgiving, they're staying inside. >> thank you, juliette. now to kpix 5's shawn chitnis with how the people inside are dealing with this lawlessness. >> reporter: leaders have said they want an increased security and police presence. tonight at this shopping center, you can see there are more patrol cars from walnut police than what we saw yesterday. it was at this nordstrom where 80 people came in and robbed the store. we know that five employees were injured. they've been treated and released. the expert we spoke to on this said more needs to be done to prevent the crimes, as well as prosecute them after. shoppers were back at the walnut plaza in walnut creek after 80 suspects robbed the nordstrom on saturday, but they could not help the thought of it happening again before the holiday season. >> normally these things are
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well organized, they are larger groups. >> reporter: former police chief howard gordon said these are not without victims and could easily become violent. he wants to see local law enforcement agencies coordinating together to try to catch criminals before they get to the store. >> you will see substantially more starting today in and around areas that are highly trafficked coming into the holiday season, black friday, in shopping malls, so the state is supplementing those efforts. >> reporter: the governor promised a stronger presence starting today, echoing what local leaders said over the weekend. but critics say they're not confident there will be any real change. and if they arrest all 80 and prosecute all 80120 the maximum, i'll come out and comment them for that, but until that, they don't have a track record of doing that. >> i have no sympathy, no empathy what so much for people smashing, grabbing, stilling people's items, creating havoc
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and terror on our streets, period. none. full stop. >> you should enjoy your life and carry on in life the way that you normally can. you know be mindful of what's around you, be safe. >> reporter: so we reached tout the contra costa and santa clara district attorneys. they both declined to comment , saying they want to wait for charges to be processed if their respective cases, but we are speaking to the san francisco district attorney, and we'll bring that interview to you later tonight. shawn chitnis, kpix 5. >> oakland's top cop is wave of weekend violence. he call it unprecedented. here is a marshall list of what
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weren't on. officers took gunfire as they tried to stop a series of robberies targeting marijuana dispensaries and other businesses. police say a carjacking led to a police shootout in the city's rockridge neighborhood, leaving one man dead, and hundreds gathered at side shows with people firing shots into the air. >> i'm ask councilmembers to step up and start having a conversation about the loss of life in this city, beyond the politics of whether you support police or not, this city has had to deal with overwhelm mink violence over the weekend, and it's unacceptable. >> the police chief said to make sure the city is safe, especially this holiday week, he'll deploy tactical teams throughout the city. all eyes on theranos's founder elizabeth holmes who took the stand for the second day in san jose. she talked aboutty successes her blood testing start-up had in 2009, including clinical
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trials with cancer patients, and also made a point to make eye contact with jurors. len ramirez is covering the trial. she'll the latest at 6:00. a live look at the white house. if confirmed by the senate, jerome powell would stay on for a second term at the central bank. this as the punter water in new poll numbers. skyler henry explains. >> reporter: the new cbs news poll turned up low numbers and bad political news for president biden. more than two thirds of americans, 67%, now disapprove of how the president is handling inflation. he talked about positive indy daughters like falling jobless claims and rising retail sales, but acknowledged there are challenges. >> we know its tough to keep up with the surprising cost of gasoline, food, housing, and
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other be essentials perform. >> reporter: he hopes his social spending bill will bring economic and political relief. but opponents say it could have the opposite effect. >> this idea that we're going to spend $1.75 trillion, but trust us, it's not going to cost you anything, nobody buys that. >> reporter: president biden is looking for stability at the fedetocoue callmarkable prfrom pandemic recession. monday, the president nominated trump appointee jerome powell for a second four-year term as fed chair. skyler henry, cbs news, the white house. still ahead, new details in a deadly christmas parade tragedy. what we are learning about the driver accused of plowing into a crowd in wisconsin. plus a kpix 5 investigation. thousands of dollars worth of
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merchandise stolen. so where does it all go? what we uncovered. >> and later, the bay area county reversing course, the covid rules now in effect despite your vaccination status. a beautiful sunset wrapping up and very nice start to thanksgiving week. we'll see if we can keep advertise going as we get closer to the holiday. a full forecast is coming up. ♪ ♪ increased transportation benefits. one more thing you can rely on. one of many cost-saving medicare advantage benefits from scan health plan for 2022. call today, or ask your agent about scan health plan.
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closing architects in the georgia trial of the three men accused of killing unarmed black jogger ahmaud arbery. the three are charged with murder i,ing a extra rate ised assault and false improvement
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prosecutors say that mcmichaels had no reason to kill arbery, but claimed they did it out of fear and self-defense. >> you have to have more than stale information from an unreliable source. a citizens arrest is for emergency situations when the crime really happens right in front of you, and you can take action right then and there to arrest somebody. >> you are allowed to use force that is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury if you believe its necessary. >> prosecutors say they plan to take two hours to present their rebuttal arguments tomorrow. the jury could begin deliberating after that. >> ray: new details in a christmas parade tragedy in wisconsin. five people were killed. more than 40 others were injured after a driver in an suv plowed into the crowd. this evening, we're getting our first look at that suspect. police have identified the driver of this suv who plowed into a crowd at a holiday
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parade in waukesha, wisconsin, as 39-year-old darrell brooks of milwaukee. police say he was involved in a domestic disturbance just beforehand, and that he acted alone. >> there is nevidence this is a terrorist incident. >> reporter: police say an officer shot at the suv to try to stop it, but had to stop firing to avoid the crowd. the victims who died range in age from 52 to 81 years old. >> last night our wonderful waukesha parade became the scene of a horrific tragedy. >> we saw the whole thing happen. >> reporter: richard's son and niece were marching in the parade, and the suv went through his yard, damaging a car. >> you think in hindsight about what response you could have to stop the guy, and it just -- even if i was right in front of
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him, he would have been hard to stop it. he was going probably 30 to 35 miles an hour when he went past. >> reporter: president biden spoke about the tragedy this afternoon. >> an entire community is struggling to cope with the horrific act of violence. >> reporter: he'll nice five counters of first-degree intentional homicide and possibly other charges. >> the main street where this all happened is back open tonight. san francisco police are investigating two homicides over the weekend. the first one happened friday night on connecticut street. officers found a 25-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. the second happened last night on geary street, where police have say a 30-year-old man was stabbed. so far no arrests have been made in either case. >> doordash will pay for than $5 million to settle a labor dispute with some of it drivers in san francisco. a wage theft complaint accused doordash of cheating nearly 4500 delivery workers out of healthcare coverage and paid sick leave.
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the majority of the $5.1 million settlement will go to workers who made deliveries in san francisco between 2016 and 2020. this is the largest settlement ever reached by the office of labor standards enforcement. doordash, which is headquartered in san francisco, did not admit wrongdoing, and we reached out to doordash for a statement, but have not heard back. a fire sent smoke shooting up from an overpass near 880 in oakland this afternoon near 23rd avenue. the fire was contained to a homeless encampment under the roadway. no word on any injuries. a howell lot of people looking to the weather with the holiday on thursday. >> it looks good for the holiday, and the lead-up to the holiday, where a lot of people will be traveling, whether just locally, around the state, or across the country. a lot more travel this year compared to last year. it will be slightly cooler tomorrow. a little dry cold front is sneaking throughty bay area. we'll see cloud cover overhead tonight and early tomorrow, but
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the odds of those clouds squeezing out any sprinkles that would even reach the ground are very low. here are the rain chances for the next seven days. this is a mostly blank chart. there is a chance by next monday night. so we're talk about seven full days in the future of a couple of showers. let's take a look outside. just beautiful out there this evening. nice sunset in progress. the last rays of sunlight on the horizon. temperatures dropping down to the upper 50s in oakland and concord. 65 still in san jose, after your temperatures reached up into the 70s. we'll start off near normal, 40s inland to around 50 along the coast. the cootest temperatures for the north bay valley dropping down to around 40 degrees. not quite as chilly as this morning. and then as we burn off some locally dense fog early
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tomorrow morning, we'll warm up. temperature should be close to 60 degrees by noon. along the coast you'll stay around 60 for the afternoon, but mostly mid-60s for high temperatures tomorrow. a couple of degrees above normal for november. the wind gusts, 15 to 20 miles be tomorrow d esday night. this would be a distinct concern if we hadn't had all of that rain in october and early this month, but fortunately that really tamped down the fire danger. those high winds will diminish as we head through wednesday, down to regular wind gusts by wednesday afternoon. the wind should not be a problem if you have any outdoor plans on thanksgiving. temperatures will be in the 40s to start the day.
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a little cooler inland with low temperatures in the upper 40s along the bay and along the coast. tonights will warm up. close to 70 degrees inland for high temperatures thanksgiving day, even low 60s along the coast. temperatures will peak by saturday and sunday. close to 70 degrees in san jose, even above 70 degrees on saturday, and we start backing down ttleas head don't see any rain chances in the entire seven-day forecast, but it is a don't get another of rain for the rest of this month, october-november still goes into the record books as the 11th wettest combination of those two months on record in san francisco, so at least we've got that. >> got to hold on to that one. >> we can be thankful for it. >> we better. [ laughter ] >> thank you, paul. well, coming up, the giants open up their checkbook to help solve one of its biggest off-
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season need. plus a bay area county is reinforcing mask rules. and how common will vaccine boosters be now that they're becoming readily available? what will take them -- will we take them just like a yearly flu shot? we ask a stanford doctor that at 8:15. you can find cbsn bay area at, or the kpix news app.
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last week giants general manager scott harris said the team was close to signing a couple of pitchers. >> he wasn't bluffing. vern joins us. >> giants got a wish list! checked it twice! first signed brandon belt, and now pitchers? nice. deskafani, come on done! he inked a new three year deal. nicknamed disco, he joined the giants in 2021, and had his best season in the majors. he had a career high with 13 wins. >> at the end of the day, if we get, you know, three seasons from anthony, like his 2021 season, we'll be at thbecahe a reallyr,ut tag to t' in our clubhouse and organization. . >> reporter: and then, they
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did haven't stop! reportedly the giants are nearing a deal to bring back alex wood, two-year contract worth over $20 million. he posted a 10-4 record last season. and buster posey may be retired, but how about one more honor? he was named the national league comeback player of the year. posey returned to all-star form after sitting out in 2020, then went ahead and dropped the mic and retired on his own terms. so you can't accuse the giants of not being aggressive, as they go after keeping their own, and we're sort of near the beginning of free agent activity. stay tuned. >> very dramatic. [ laughter ] thanks, vern. still ahead, thieves target bay area businesses, stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise? the effort to track stolen goods. and the shooting of a
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case of shooting that injured a retired bay area police captain. the arrest just announced. but first, retail thieves strike across the bay area, making off with thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise. now the question, where does that stuff go? >> the latest heist happened in san jose's posh shopping center where andria borba is live with the effort to track the stolen goods. andria? >> reporter: well, allen and elizabeth, the videos of these smash and grabs have gone viral. experts say that stay there to find a place to sell these items at 100% profit without getting caught. thieves dashed a business on sunday night and made off with
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over $40,000 worth of pricey exercise gear. >> one of them had a visible gun in this waistband. so this is who we're dealing at. it's not oppounit ve planned and organized. they are armed. >>the stories a high-end robberies and wondered where all of that merchandise goes, well, we bought some. how much is it? >> fifty. >> reporter: this is from our investigation in february of 2020, about a swarm of smash have smash-and-grab-s. we even had a counterfeit expert authenticate them we matching garment to tabs. >> my informed guess would be
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that we stole them. >> reporter: where are you getting all the stuff, ma'am? >> i don't know. >> reporter: is it stolen? >> don't know. it's none of my business. >> reporter: organize $task forces exist and have made busts like operation focused lens in 2014. where there l these latest stolen items end up? >> you're going to see it in flea markets. you'll see it's on-line. on-line marketplaces. you're going to see it -- you know, we've seen storms behind stores. >> reporter: michelin said while me isa victimless crime, that is far from reality. >> not retail crime, organized crime. so when you talk about human trafficking, when you talk about drug cartels, that's the area that we're in right now, and retail theft is funding those types of really bad crimes. >> so andria, santana row obviously not the only shop
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area in that part of san jose. any of the others hit? >> reporter: well, allen, san jose police said yesterday around the same time as the santana row heist here, across the street at valley fare, authorities saw some stealing some things, but security guards were able to call san jose police in time, and that store in that mall was not cleaned out like this one here in santana row. >> all right, andria, thanks. oakland police have arrested three suspect in connection the shoot having to a retired oakland police captain percy joiner. the attempted robbery happened in broad day light whine joiner was at the oakland gas station october 21st. the suspects are seen opening his door and one appeared to take his back pam pac. that's when joiner pulled out a pistol and opened fire. investigators say one


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