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one example. >> silicon valley -- >> and the resistance is found in communities around the united states. in palo alto, leaders of several faiths announced a rally. >> we speak out today not only because our religious traditions demand that we do so, but also because we are friends and neighbors of muslims in our valley. >> i am heartened by the clear, unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful, disgraceful act. that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> the mayor michael bloomberg who has defended plans for the world trade center mosque defends the rights of the burners but only from a legal standpoint. >> the u.s. constitution says you have a right to do that. period. end of story. the government can't stop you from burning a book. i said i thought it was distasteful, disrespectful, an
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outrage. i thought it jeopardizes this country and our troops but the constitution protects it. >> gainesville city officials are looking for way way, so far without success, to stop the burning. >> earlier this week, the american commander in afghanistan, general david petraeus warned that the burning could put u.s. troops in danger. the interfaith protest against the burning will be held friday outside of the santa clara administration building in san jose. the only living person connected to an east bay killing spree will soon with be out of jail after a judge lowers his bail. the prosecutors say is that doesn't mean 72 year old charles ridden house has been killed of the killing of his wife and wife's friend, whose bodies were found at his vallejo home. investigators found one body in a bag in a bedroom closet. the other under some bushes in the back yafrd. but so far he's o bnlyeen charged with possessing explosive material.
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>> reporter: it seems to indicate that they don't have enough evidence to charge him with murder and that's a good thing because i don't think he did it. >> we have a duty not to charge people with crimes that we cannot prove. at this point as i said, it's way premature to be talking about -- who committed these crimes. >> the prosecutors say he remains a person of interest. the police say valdermero is responsible for two other killings connected to the case. the officers shot and killed him after a high-speed chase last week. the family of annie lei is now conducting its own investigation. the 24-year-old student disappeared a year ago today and her body found five days later on what was supposed to be her wedding day. the man suspected of killing her, raven clark, worked with her at a yale lab and now the investigator into looking into -- is looking into whether yale did a proper background check when they hired clark.
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an attorney for the family say they are considering suing the school. south bay police are on the hunt for a fire bug who they believe is responsible for more than a dozen fires. >> it's sunnyvale fire investigators who said someone set at least 15 fires since the spring, many of them near south fair oaks avenue and brayly park. georges is in sunnyvale where people are warned to be on the alert, george? >> reporter: that's right. all in this same area of sunnyvale and police believe it's the same arsonist at work. we're mere at a place that was hit in may. you see a charred-out power pole and the flames devoured a mattress nearby. the police urge everyone to keep their eyes out for anything. >> i hear a loud noise. >> reporter: this man says he came home from work and was eating dinner around 2:00 in the morning when he heard -- >> a loud noise. so i looked through the window and i didn't see anything. until about five or 10 minutes
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later i saw like fire truck coming. >> reporter: what he saw was one of 15 fires that have been set in the city of sunnyvale since may. firefighters say nine happened last week. this man lives on old san francisco road near fair oaks. >> i opened the door and see the flames on the white pickup truck across the street. >> the dumpster was set on fire. >> kelly mcbride saw a firefighter here and they say the arsonist torched a mattress in the back of the apartment and it burned out the front of this truck and two power poles nearby. that made her very nervous. >> i started parking my car further away. i got nervous so i started parking it in different yays. >> the police passed out flyers to neighbors warning them someone has been setting fire to cars, dumpsters and piles of trash. >> now you got to stay alert. >> nine fires reported last wednesday. in all, 15 fires and no one has been hurt. live in sunnyvale, bay area
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news. >> thanks very much. we have breaking news for you right now from oakland. look at this scene. that's a gigantic dump truck which has smashed into at least four cars. this is grand and mcarthur near 580 in oakland. now were we're unclear as to whether there have been injuries in this accident but by the condition of those cars, it's easy to assume there certainly may have been, but again, there's the dump truck at grand and mcarthur near the 580. the 580 adjacent to the right side of this screen, we have a crew on the way to the scene. but we'll keep you up to date as the newscast goes on. an unusual discovery at an east bay park. police seized nearly 2,000 pot plants, enough to fill a huge truck. local state law enforcement agents fanned out this morning at this regional wilderness park. that's located west of danvillel on interstate 680.
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found in a crop was remote part of the park near bowling jer canyon. they say they have a street value of about a quarter million dollars. they arrested one man but a second one escaped. a camp had been set up with tents, food and a pump which drew water from a spring located nearby. a senior aide to barbara boxer faces drug charges. marcus stanley was arrested in washington, d.c. police say he tried to hide a bag of marijuana during a security screening. stanley was a senior economic adviser to boxer and worked on the senate environment and public works committee. he resigned immediately. senator boxer's office said she accepted his resignation because, quote, his actions are wrong and unacceptable." the state supreme court heard arguments for and against the government schwarzenegger's furlough fridays. the justices seemed unlikely to
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overturn the decision which upheld the furloughs. unions argue they cannot order furloughs without the legislature's approval. several judges had skepticism that the union would have opted for layoffs over furloughs. >> are you really arguing that furloughs are not less drastic than laying off tens of thousands? >> the court has 90 days to issue its ruling in the cases before the court, employees were required to work two fewer days a month. currently the state workers are being furloughed for three days a month. democrat jerry brown today challenged republican meg whitman to debate him in southern california before the november 2nd election. the two scheduled gubernatorial debates will be held in northern california as things stand. one of them is set for dominican university in san rafael. tom brokaw will moderate the october 12th debate live here on nbc bay area and, of course, on some new and expensive equipment is checking south bay air for signs of industrial
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toxins. at air quality monitoring station is the latest addition of the cupertino's park. they will sample and measure airborne materials. residents are concerned about the cement plant two miles away despite previous rounds of air testing. >> neither of those provided anything of real concern, however the community and the city of cupertino were concerned that there may be things that we hadn't measured for or additional risks that were not being accounted for by the monitoring that we had done previously so we placed this trailer to get a full spe trum of everything we can measure. >> the equipment cannot determine the source of compounds that are measured but the results will be compared with 31 other bay area monitoring stations. 950,000 a year. that's what oracle says it plans to pay mark hurd as president. when you add in the bonuses it
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could balloon up to $10 million. he resigned from hp last month following sexual harassment allegations from a customer. hp responded with a lawsuit to try to block him from joining the company. if hurd ultimately joined oracle he's also eligible for stock options totalling 10 million shares and that's on top of a $40 million severance package from hp. the world's biggest search company wants to give us extra time during the day. isn't that nice of them? business and tech reporter, scott budman will show us how. >> they want to make your searches faster giving you extra time. google unveiling "google instant" a predictive search to guess what you want to find starting with the first letter you type into the search bar. the more letters the more t possibilities change for example, "w" will bring you weather. this is also a potential boon for advertisers.
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"t" brought up target. they say this can shave from two to five seconds off of each query, faster searches mean more searches which means you see more ads on google, the most-used search engine but with new technologies many of them are threatening that domination google says it can do anything to stay ahead, perhaps giving you faster service. >> they don't rest over there, do they? scott, thank u thank you. next, the search for potential fire victims in colorado. coming up, the battle to bring a raging colorado wildfire under control and why some people are refusing to leave. and good afternoon. i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri live in san jose. an our ban farm helps to provide bright future for youth and giving back to the dmunt at the same time. they're working away hard right here. we'll have details on how you can get involved and your cool summer forecast in just minutes. >> a brand new infant that's 6
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weeks old. that's silly to they will them they have to be in a seat by themselves. >> safety or silliness, a look at a new call to ban lap babies from airplanes. but first, grocery wars, how a new crop of bay area grocery stores could mean big savings for you. and we're waiting to hear whether there have been any injuries from our breaking news, a dump truck in oakland, rams at least four cars at grand and mac ke you up to date as i-580. upol police investigate the accident. [ female announcer ] we know jerry brown was mayor of oakland,
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but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked. fact: brown promised to cut crime. but murders doubled, making oakland the 4th most dangerous city in america.
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jerry brown. he just can't deliver the results california needs now. in san francisco today,
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veteran anchorman, was remembered, a friend and family. among those giving eulogies was his coanchor for 12 years. another co-worker, sportscaster, wayne walker recalled the first time he met him. >> i looked at him and i said, god, this guy looks more like raffle cramden then he does walter cronkite. but, that's what it was all about. i remember jackie gleason's man identified with him and that was dave. >> he dayed at the age of 81. he was a fixture in bay area tv and radio news for 50 years. there is a potential food fight brewing between smaller grocery stores and big corporate supermarket chains and it could mean money in your wallet, according to the "the contra costa times" smaller stores like
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fresh and easy and henry's farmer's market are getting ready to open in the south and east bays. these are smaller stores which could offer shoppers better deals and shoppers say they are looking forward to the competition. >> that would mean more options. they would be able to price-check different places going to the more convenient place and i think that it would be real good for everybody that's doing bad right now, you know? >> on the other hand, staying in the grocery game won't be easy. recently pw markets closes seven of 11 stores citing increased competition from big did she box stores. >> it's not unusual to is see babies sitting on laps on airlines. but they're considering stopping. the ntsb says safety should come first but some parents think the ban would be more dangerous. >> molly is the last child she
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just flew into an airport with her mom free of charge but that could change. the it in hit the is asking the federal aviation administration to require children under the age of 2 to be in separate seats and restrained. >> to think of a brand new infant that's, 6 weeks old that's silly to tell them that they have to be in a seat by themselves. >> parents we talked with say they don't like the idea by but the ntsb says it's safety first. using a march 2009 crash of a overloaded plan in montana as emphasis. while all 14 people on board the 10-seater plane died investigators say four of the children were flown a good distance from that plane. >> i don't understand the argument that it's not safe to have the kids in the seat. i understand, that it might annoy people who don't have kids that you have too many people in a row. >> parents say the rule could be a problem for new moms as infants need to be nursing during landing to help with the pressure on their ears. and what about the pressure on their wallets? >> you wouldn't be able to
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afford to go as often because you'd have to pay for a full-priced seat for a baby. it's already expensive. >> i wouldn't fly. i'd have to do more driving, which is not as safe as flying. >> something the faa is well aware of, they have, so far, resisted a child restraint requirement saying it would likely lead to more highway deaths than lives saved in the sky. kris sanchez, bay area news. the faa will take a new look at the ntsb recommendation but an agency spokesperson says, there are no plans to change those rules. now, an update on our breaking news. this is live chopper video over grand and mcarthur near 580 in oakland and you can see right there, look at that! that's the mess that was made of several cars, apparently, by an out of control dump truck but we're making an assumption. we have the officer from the california highway patrol. officer eckert, thank for being with us. tell us what you know, what and
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and were there injuries here? >> you have the report. it appears we had a dump truck that lost it its brakes and went out of control and we had reports of striking up to ten vehicles as it came to a stop. there are reports of injuries involved. we don't have anything in terms of details of the extent of injuries but from reports none are life threatening. >> so you talked with the truck driver and he told you, i lost my brakes? >> i didn't personally talk to him but the reports we have from the incident is that the truck driver reported his brakes failing and causing the collision itself. we have the off-ramp on 580 to assist with oakland pd to close down the area for investigation. so the eastbound ramp is closed off. >> are any of the injuries serious? >> none of them as i have on the reports here are life threatening. but it's a major investigation
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base on the amount of vehicles involved. >> and clearly they've all been removed from the scene given the fact we see no more ambulances. thank you for being with us this afternoon. >> thank you. >> several cars, up to ten, were reported to the chp were hit after this dump truck, apparently, lots its brakes coming off an off-ramp at grand and mcarthur off of 580 and you see the result there. several cars smashed and the officer says apparently none of the injuries is life threatening. that's the good news. we'll keep you up to date. and now, weather. jeff ranieri is not here. he's at the emma farm in san jose to talk about veggie lution. >> yes kind of like evolution. look at what they are growing. fresh tomatoes, zucchini, squash. they're working. this isn't just a regular farm,
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this is a community farm where people come out and they volunteer their time and all of that time and effort goes towards a really great cause. this is amy, the veggie lution director. tell us what it is. >> it's about connecting people to farming and the land and getting healthy food into bellies. >> one of your big marquee things is to give back to the community? >> right. we donate a lot of food to the soup kitchens to help people in need. >> and people who come out and volunteer time can also take some food back with them as well? a really great thing they're doing out here and they have a benefit and fundraiser dinner tonight. thank you very much, amy. that dinner and benefit happening, excuse me, on saturday. we'll have more on that coming up at the 6:00 show. the weather, unseasonably cool out here as of lately. and well, it will continue into the next couple of days.
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weather headlines showing fog offshore and a lot of cool air aloft that will keep numbers down as we head throughout the next three to four days and we may see a little bit of warming as we head into the weekend but don't expect any major heat waves cominging our way. look at the noon hour, san jose, upper 60s to 70. by 4:00 p.m. on our day tomorrow, low 70s coming back here toward san jose. the general pattern will keep this jet stream low to the south and that keepts cool air and fog moving in. that will have temperatures struggling to get out of the low 70s inland for tomorrow and at the coast, that means 50s and signature and fog coming back. despite the cooler weather lately it doesn't seem to be hurting the produce out here in san jose at our veggie lution community farm, providing support back to the community as youths and other volunteers
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donate their time. through noon tomorrow, upper 60s and low 70s. the seven-day forecast, notice temperatures will gradually be warming up but we'll stay in the 70s inland and 50s and 60s at the coastline. we'll have more from out here at our community urban farm coming up in the 6:00 p.m. hour. the food looks amazing and we're going to try some and we're going to make some. back to you. >> thanks a lot, jeff. >> we got more breaking news today. apparently the state supreme court has refused to order the governor and attorney general to appeal the ruling on proposition 8. apparently a legal group or legal conservative group had filed a motion with the court that they wanted the governor schwarzenegger and attorney general jerry brown to defend a voter-approved proposition 8 but today the state supreme court says, no. the governor and attorney general do no have the duty to do so. so no reason, that is, was given at the time. the ruling just now. but apparently, the governor and
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the attorney general will not have to defend proposition 8 at this point. >> and we'll have more on that later on. coming up right now a lion attacks its trainer at a las vegas hotel. it's caught on video. how did the trainer escape? but first, i got up in-- ors u detroit up in flames. wind whip with fire through dozens of home. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again. baccalaureate. correct. [ audience groans ] since this competition has been continuing for 48 hours and we have yet to eliminate anyone, it is the decision of this board
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to declare all 20 contestants winners. you have all competed admirably. admirably. a-d-m-i-r-a-b-l-y. admirably. [ male announcer ] at&t is making high speed internet affordable for only $14.95 a month with select services. at&t. rethink possible. that huge colorado wildfire has blackened nine and a half
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square miles burning at least 100 homes and forced thousands to evacuate. many residents are refusing to leave the boulder area risking their living trying to save their homes. tonight four people are missing but it's not clear if any of them lived in the homes destroyed by the fire. cooler temperatures and higher humidity are helping firefighters but they're still a long way from bringing this fire under control. a vegas exhibit featuring lie ones ended with a moment of terror. >> one of the lions turned on its trainer but the show nt injusnred tr f injured trainer. we'll have the story when we come back. ai !%
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cars in front of it. there were people injured but apparently none of the injuries is life-threatening. we'll have the latest for you coming up on nbc nbc bay area at 6:00. the "nightly news" is next. [ female announcer ] we know jerry brown was mayor of oakland, but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked.
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