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i'm allen martin. we are going to begin with a disturbing discovery at a cemetery in colma. human hearts were found buried there and attached to them, the photographs of two couples. anne makovec in colma with what police have learned so far. anne. >> reporter: two human hearts and two photos, allen. obviously, a very disturbing discovery. they found animal carcasses dumped here before but never anything like this. it's not unusual to notice an air of mystery at a cemetery but two human hearts found in jars here at holy cross cemetery in colma are started a statewide police investigation. >> there was a picture in each jar of a young couple, two different couples, that were attached to these organs. >> reporter: they were current photos attached with pins. investigators are working leads
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on who those couples might be. a groundskeeper found the jars buried in an isolated area barely deep enough to cover them. nearby, partially smoked cigars and candles. >> based on our detectives' investigation and looking into some religious rituals that this is possibly related to a religious practice called santeria. >> reporter: the coroner tookus difficulty hearts and did a full investigation. >> did determine that they were human. also determined that they had previously been autopsied and there was traces of embalming fluid in them and they had been surgely removed. >> reporter: police say that indicates this wasn't a homicide. >> we have not connected it to any interment or gravesite in colma or within san mateo county. >> reporter: so now the search continues up and down california. they are checking with mortuaries and with cemeteries to find out if there's been any recent disturbances. this actually happened, the discovery was made on october 12. it's been a few weeks. still no new information at
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this point. >> all right, anne makovec in colma, thank you. well, better get ready got a soggy weekend for you. people all over the bay area today in fact woke up to a friday morning that was kind of soggy thanks to a series of storms that moved through. this is what it was like in san jose just about an hour ago. so how wet is it going to get over the weekend? let's check in with tracy in the weather center for more. >> that's right, allen. couple of different systems rolling through the bay area, one yesterday, another this morning. and the biggest one, the one that's going to be packing the biggest punch is going to be for the weekend. wet conditions expected. here's live look outside towards the bay bridge. cloudy skies, yeah, that's all over the weather menu as well as some light scattered showers in the forecast well into the afternoon. they are very spotty in nature currently, we are going to move in and pick up and see who is seeing what just to the north of sonoma and napa some light showers another pushing into san rafael and mill valley. milpitas light showers as well as livermore.
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our forecast for the afternoon, cloudy with just a 20% chance of showers in the forecast inland for the bay and also for the coast. now, here's a big story. this weekend up two inches possible in parts of the bay area, as the biggest storm of the season, it's still early, moves through saturday and sunday. coming up, i'll let you know which of the two weekend days will be a washout. back to you. >> thank you. right now, pg&e crews have just capped a natural gas leak in san francisco. it's in the sunset near 29th and irving. first calls came in at 10:00 a.m. pg&e's been there for a couple of hours now working on this. tell us a third party struck a one-inch gas line causing the leak. it's shut off and traffic is allowed back into the neighborhood. pg&e has agreed to move the gas pipeline that exploded in san bruno out of the glenview neighborhood. the utility made that decision at the request of state and local leaders as well as the
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families affected by the blast. lawmakers say there must be a better location for the line than through a residential neighborhood. today local leaders will be meeting with pg&e to start looking at alternate location. and happening now, protestors in oakland are kick off a campaign against police brutality. we have some live pictures from the fruitvale bart station. that is where oscar grant was shot and killed new year's day 2009. a rally just kind of getting organized, getting going now. today's event part of the 15th annual national day of protest. this kicks off two days of demonstrations and protests against police brutality. we are told tomorrow they will rally again in oscar grant's name. they are planning a demonstration at oakland city hall in fact hoping to shut down bay area ports tomorrow, as well. former bart police officer johannes mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for shooting oscar grant and mehserle by the way going to be sentenced next month. president obama arrived in los angeles this past hour. he is campaigning across the
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west for fellow democrats. this is the big push with early voting under way and just a week and a half until the general election. the president will be speaking at a rally at usc for senator barbara boxer. that's what you see happening right now in southern california. big crowds starting to gather there. after that mr. obama will travel to las vegas to support senate majority leader harry reid. and the president flew out of sfo this morning. it was a busy stop. couple of fundraisers here in the bay area last night. one was to help out san francisco district attorney kamala harris who is running for state attorney general. money problems at san francisco pride force out the head of that organization. the executive director says she was going to be leaving this week. the shake-up comes after nonprofit groups hired to work the annual pride parade claimed that they never got paid. andre has apologized and says that the groups will be getting their money which apparently totals $46,000.
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san francisco pride is operating at a debt of nearly $100,000. the next step in the fight over proposition 8 will come on december 6. that's when a federal appeals court will hear arguments on its constitutionality. prop 8 was passed by voters in 2008 to limit marriage to being between one man and one woman. after a tough loss, the giants are now on the way to philly again. they loaded up on the bus at at&t park this morning. they are headed east in hopes of beating the phillies once more and clinching that world series spot. this is after the phillies beat the giants last night at at&t. the final score was 4-2. the giants of course wanted to finish the series up last night but they still like their chances. >> we are going to win one game in philadelphia. it's a tough team, tough environment, but we're ahead 3- 2. we would rather be ahead 3-2 than the other options. >> game six of the national league championship series is tomorrow. the exact time not set yet. but according to the website stub hub, there are more than 4100 tickets available for a
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potential world series game 1 in san francisco. right now, the tickets starting at about $360 and go up to $600. expect those to go up as time gets closer. he was caught on tape slapping the cuffs on his stepdaughter's boyfriend. why a san jose police officer will not be facing any charges. and some more drama for actress lindsay lohan. where the judge is sending her next. ,,,, i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message.
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he worked his whole life, served his country defending our freedoms, and depends on social security. so, who would want to privatize it? corporate lawyer david harmer. harmer's social security privatization plan would cut guaranteed benefits and gamble with social security on wall street. while we worry, harmer's wall street friends would make billions in profits from privatization. david harmer. a social security privatization plan we can't afford.
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meg whitman. cut administrative overhead. put more money in the classroom. more charter schools. jerry brown? his union backers want to make it nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher. they oppose reform. oppose charter schools. oppose change. jerry brown: no changes in education. meg whitman: more money in the classroom. more charter schools. a chance for change. afternoon... after what appears to be a deadly shark attack. it happened this morning at "surf" beach three beaches near santa barbara are closed this afternoon after a deadly shark attack this morning at surf beach, which is at vandenburg air force base north of santa barbara. one witness says the victim had his leg bitten off and lost a
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lot of blood. we are told the coroner is investigating and those beaches are going to stay closed for at least three days. a man accused of barricading himself in a shopping mall near sacramento and then starting a fire is now in custody. 23-year-old alexander corney pigee is charged with burglary and arson. police say that he claimed to have a gun when he entered an electronic gaming store at the roseville galleria yesterday. he is also suspected of starting a fire earlier in the day at a wal-mart store. workers there say he had been fired from the store. nobody was hurt there but it caused extensive damage to the complex. costa mesa police found a mummified female body in the front seat of an illegally parked car. the driver admits she had the corpse in her car for months possibly since january. the driver is reportedly a 57- year-old homeless woman. police say she had been driving with the body in the passenger
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seat. >> when i heard the person had been driving around, i thought, that person is sick, also. that person needs some help. it's bizarre, it is. it's really unfortunate. >> the driver says she befriended her "passenger" at a park about a year ago and was allowing her to sleep in the car. the coroner's office says the autopsy is inconclusive but foul play is not suspected. no word whether the driver will be charged with -- uhm, anything of. charges have been dropped against a south bay police officer accused of falsely arresting a 15-year-old boy. prosecutors say he was within his rights when he handcuffed the teenager for allegedly having sex with his stepdaughter. kcbs radio's matt bigler tells us the officer isn't completely off the hook yet. >> reporter: in deciding not to file charges against this san jose cop accused of a fake arrest of this 15-year-old boy, prosecutors say officers have wide discretion to investigate cases even cases involving family members. in this case, the cop slapped
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handcuffs on a teen in front his parents and then let him off with a warning. the analogy being used is it's sort of like a speeding ticket. if you get pulled over for speeding, the officer can let you off with a warning which is kind of what happened here. so no charges filed against the cop. he is still not out of the woods, however. he may face charges or i should say he may face discipline from the department, the internal affairs unit is still investigating this, and he is still on paid leave so we'll see what happens next with this officer. i'm matt bigler in san jose for cbs 5. checking some other headlines for you around the bay area, an alleged peeping tom at cal is in custody. police arrested 29-year-old gregorio hernandez of berkeley. investigators say that he got into the women's locker room dressed as a woman and then used a cell phone camera to take pictures of women in the shower. hernandez by the way not affiliated they say with the school. the fremont police officer shot in the line of duty is back home. officer todd young underwent numerous surgeries, spent 48
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days in the icu. and he now faces months of rehabilitation. young was shot back in august when he tried to arrest an alleged gang member in east oakland. a good will store in san jose, you could say it has ris front ashes. it re-opened today a year after burning to the ground. the alum rock store is larger, modern and as new state-of-the- art features, as well. all right. coming up, the truth about mommy brain. what really happens to new mothers when they are bringing up a baby. and our forecast for today, scattered showers are expected. cool temperatures. and the weekend? yeah, could be a washout. we have your weekend forecast. how much rainfall we're expecting and when, if, yeah, it will move out. i'll let you know when coming up. ,,,,,,,,
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our kids can't afford another four years of crippling cuts to public schools. class sizes are too big, and all the standardized testing just isn't working. so classroom teachers looked closely at the plans of both candidates for governor. and we're supporting jerry brown.
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brown's plan focuses on a well-rounded education... with history, science, and the arts as well as english and math. schools where teachers and parents work together. and that's why we urge you to vote for jerry brown, a leader we can trust to make our public schools a priority again. i'm among 30,000 employees who used to work for hp. i was supposed to retire there. carly fiorina changed all that. fiorina laid off 30,000 people and she shipped our jobs to china and india. i had to pack my bags and i was out the door that night.
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we even had to train our replacements. she didn't need 5 corporate jets. one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now. i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. "mommy brain." usually, it usually, it refers to new moms who are a little mindless. but maybe you have heard the phrase mommy brain? if you haven't, it kind of refers to new mothers who are a little, you know, mindless. [ laughter ] >> but new research suggests the opposite is true. and that a woman's brain actually grows after she has a baby. new moms who seem to take the most pleasure in being a parent saw the greatest growth. you know it? you love it. particularly in areas affected linked to motivation and behavior so why the change? well, researchers think it's because of an increase in
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estrogen and oxytosin. she avoided jail but lindsay lohan goes back to rehab. she failed a drug test. the judge called her an addict, ordered her back into rehab. she is to remain at betty ford center until january 3. the judge warned lohan that she face jail time if she has another relapse. today lohan's fifth court appearance since may. >> you seem like you're having a lot of fun this that motherhood story and women losing their brains. >> the opposite is true it kicks in and they're not -- >> you had a little fun with it. >> i did have a little fun with it. >> we are going to have fun with the weather. >> what you call fun others call rain. >> if we didn't have our rainy season last year, we would have had worse wildfires.
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something else going on along with the cloudy skies this afternoon, how about some showers? spotty showers in the north bay, spotty showers moving into san rafael and another light line of showers pushing in through livermore and also into fremont. forecast for the afternoon, you probably know. 20% chance of showers. cloudy conditions, temperatures ranging from the upper 50s to the upper 60s. for tonight cloudy with a chance of showers late tonight. temperatures will bottom out from the lower to the mid to the upper 50s. here's what we're watching. we first of all had a minor cold front that came through. that's what brought us the rainfall yesterday afternoon and also for this morning. this is what we're watching. that is huge! nice comma shaped pattern, classic of a low pressure system. it is going to be moving into the bay area. it's going to give us some heavy rainfall over the course of the weekend and we could see up to 2" throughout the day in the north bay saturday and sunday, up to .75" in the east bay and the peninsula up to an inch in the santa cruz mountains and up to a half inch in the south bay. so it could be a relatively wet
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weekend. forecast for today, again, still a slim chance of showers. we'll keep it in the forecast. they will be spotty and light. temperatures from the lower to the mid-60s in san rafael and vallejo. mid-60s in concord and livermore. mid-60s in oakland and fremont. 67 in san jose. 60 degrees in san francisco. here we go. seven-day forecast, darken the clouds for you on saturday and sunday to let you know rainfall likely throughout the day. monday, tuesday, wednesday thursday, conditions improve. temperatures, hm, not so much. this weekend the all-star dog run on treasure island in san francisco. cloudy with rainfall temperatures in the lower 60s and this week sent berlin and beyond film festival. it's going on at the castro theater through october 28 and the san jose camera cinemas through october 30th. so if you are looking to maybe catch out a good flick or film that's going on, hey, this is
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the place to be. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> between going to have some wet dogs at the other event. >> we are. it's fridays. we have going to check in with the consumerwatch call center with julie watts with volunteers taking calls now. >> reporter: allen, every day our volunteers here are answering calls to 1-888-5- helps-u and helping our viewers. each one of our volunteers is different expertise. for instance, izzy is a former assistant superintendent of the san francisco school district. hey, what are you working on today? >> i'm working on a scam. this is scam season. people should be alert. before they jump in they should certainly call us and ask us what we know about the scam. >> reporter: great advice. hopefully the scam you're working on i believe it's an ebay or craigslist scam, craigslist scam, hopefully that one will soon be added to our case closed file like the one from [ indiscernible ] her case with pg&e. now, she lives in san bruno but her story has nothing to do with a gas line. it has do with pg&e leaving her in the dark off and on for the
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past 25 years. >> every two years the light goes out and it takes weeks and months before it gets fixed. >> reporter: tonight at 6:00 we'll tell you how our volunteers returned light to her dangerously foggy street. hey, if you have a consumer complaint or question, give us a call. we'd love to help. our volunteers are here right now answering your phone calls at 1-888-5-helps-u. you can find us on online. >> thank you. coming up, talk about a dream job. how you can make $100,000 and get an apartment in manhattan for wearing sunglasses. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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well, today's tip of the day is going to be is on persimmons one of our favorite of all. but you have to store them right. now, by the way, they are the ones you eat when they are hard not soft but when they are hard. if you eat them when they are soft they are mealy. when they are hard they have a wonderful sweet nutty and spicy flavor all put together. they are great on salads. now, when selecting them, what you want to buy them when they are orange all the way around, a little bit of a give not too much. when you bring them home, other
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persimmons like the chia persimmon you store on the counter but this one goes notice refrigerator. you want to treat it like an apple in the refrigerator, keep it nice and cold. what's great about these besides being crunchy, you should try them in a salad with bleu cheese, light vinaigrette, sliced up, they are great. they are loaded with vitamin a. the fuyu persimmon. don't say that too fast in company. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. >> keep it clean, tony. at 5:00 the roseville mall that caught fire may not re- open until january. can you imagine the economic impact? how city leaders plan a speedy recovery that. and more at 5:00. the clock is ticking to land his dream job if you have a shall we a eye for fashion.
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a six figure salary, the winner gets $1,000 a month allowance and a fully furnished apartment in new york city. >> just 300 square feet. [ laughter ] >> well, you know, it's fully furnished. the deadline to apply is next week. >> you're not going anywhere. [ laughter ] >> you're forecasting rain. >> yes, i am. i am forecasting. >> can i tell you about my rain? >> five seconds. >> up to 2" in the north bay. sunday the wetter of the two. ,,,,
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david harmer wrote an education plan titled "abolish the public schools." he even called our schools "insidious" and "socialism." as families struggle to raise their kids, to provide a good education, harmer bragged, "we can design a plan to dismantle them." david harmer is just too radical. we need jerry mcnerney. protecting local schools from devastating cuts. he's a moderate, endorsed by the stockton record, the independent, and our local teachers. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message.
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you know it's bad when the press asks if you'd take a lie detector test. meg whitman didn't tell the truth about not voting or about how long she lived in california. she got caught in insider deals at goldman sachs. she changed her story about physically abusing an employee. she campaigned as tough as nails on immigration knowing her housekeeper of 9 years was undocumented. her tv ads have been condemned as false and misleading. and even her hometown newspaper said meg whitman has demonstrated "a loose relationship with the truth"


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