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people we spoke to throughout the area. >> i was in the elevator. i thought it was a cheap elevator, what's going on? >> reporter: pretty scary? >> it was. >> not too bad. because we're used to because we're californians. >> i thought it was scary! [ laughter ] >> i have no idea. >> it was good. it was great. welcome to san francisco. >> that's what said. >> we were looking at the sights and were were going like this so yeah, we felt it. i felt it. >> reporter: we have confirmed that just a short distance away from here on the cal memorial campus construction crews who were actually working on a seismic upgrade of that stadium did also feel the earthquake and were able to continue with their work on that upgrade. from here we are going to turn it over to mark sayre in menlo park. he spoke to the u.s. geological survey today about this quake. mark. >> reporter: well, christin, seismologists here at the usgs says everything about the quake is that it's on the hayward
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fault but they caution they need to get additional data instrumentation, additional readings, before they can say that absolutely 100% for sure. >> bk is berkeley so now it's very close in just a sharp pulse. >> reporter: the doctor with the usgs says the epicenter of the quake was just south of the uc-berkeley campus at a depth of 6 miles. >> so it's down quite distance in terms of distance from the surface. however, it was felt widely throughout the san francisco bay area. >> reporter: residents from as far south as santa cruz as far north as santa rosa, and into the sacramento area reported feeling the quake. >> so this is a strike foot motion so the hayward fault is a right lateral so one side moves when you look across the fault moves to the right relative to if you're staying on the opposite side. the same type of fault is the san andreas fault. >> reporter: as to the question could this be a foreshock to the big one?
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dr. aguard says that's possible but probably unlikely. >> there's always a chance that this could be followed by a larger earthquake. but the chances of that happening decrease rapidly with time. >> reporter: now, geophysicists say they are not surprised by the fact that different parts of the bay area are giving different reports. one person felt a sharp jolt, others reported more than one jolt spaced over time. that's consistent with the way that the different waves called s and p waves originate from these earthquakes travel through the soil. so depending on where you are you probably experienced this differently. they are not surprised once again allen, they believe this was a hayward fault quake but they can't say that absolutely for sure until they get more data in from sensors. >> as far as aftershocks, have they said anything to you? i have only heard of one, it was pretty small. >> reporter: yeah. they have had a few. there was one that was a 0.8 another i think was a 1.8. there may have been an additional one from them. they have all been semiautomatic. they say it is en -- they have all been small.
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they say it is nothing bigger than the 4.0. >> thank you, mark sayre and christin ayers. we just saw the stadium at cal there, a timely retrofitting going on. thanks. for more information on today's quake and earthquake preparedness, log on to our website, another big story we're following, the death of ousted libyan leader moammar qaddafi. people in libya are celebrating the end of his rule knowing he will never return to power. tara mergener shows us the final moments of qaddafi's life. >> reporter: bloody images on al-jazeera tv show muammar qaddafi captured alive. during a violent clash in his hometown of sirte, rebels pushed the former dictator against a truck. he may have been trying to flee in a convoy when nato plane struck from above. rebels took videos and photographs after they killed qaddafi to prove he is dead. fighters fired shots into the air. as people celebrated on the streets of tripoli to mark the
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end of 42 years of tyranny. leaders of libya's newly formed government say the country is now lib liberated. >> the new government is consolidating the control over the country and one of the wore's longest serving dictators is no more. >> reporter: the obama administration spent $135 million to help launch the interim government. the u.s. also participated in the nato bombing operation when the rebellion began. when tripoli fell in august, qaddafi disappeared. >> the libyan people now have a great responsibility to build an inclusive and tolerant and democratic libya that stands as the ultimate rebuke to qaddafi's dictatorship. >> reporter: revolutionary forces still need to deal with fighters that remain loyal to the former leader bout qaddafi, they see an easier path to the future without qaddafi. tara mergener, cbs news,
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washington. qaddafi was armed with a golden pistol when he was killed. rebels held his into the air like a trophy. the former dictator apparently had a fascination with golden guns. rebels found several similar weapons when they raided his compound in august. an east bay security guard is behind bars accused in a shooting rampage. now, police say that the suspect fired shots in his hometown of concord last night then got into a gunfight with coworkers at the richmond apartment complexer with work. he was arrested hours later near placerville in el dorado county. anne makovec on how it all happened. >> keeping the residents safe and then you come in here and y'all have a shootout with each other? that's ridiculous. >> reporter: dozens of shots were fired last night and the suspect on the loose for almost 8 hours after a smoothout between three security guards at this -- shootout between three security guards at this public housing complex in richmond. >> there are a lot of shots
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that were fired here last night. >> reporter: 50-year-old doran long worked as a security guard at the crescent parks apartment. police say went to work, argued with his supervise, went home to concord and loaded up his gun after arguing with his supervisor. >> the suspect was armed with at least one shotgun, at least one rifle, and at least one handgun. possibly more weapons. >> reporter: the first shots of this rampage were fired here at this home in concord. it is near where long lives and neighbors tell me they had a long running dispute. >> something about the gutters and the grass and the music, you know, attitude about that, attitude about the children down there. >> reporter: after firing dozens of shots here, narrowly missing a 9-year-old child, police say long returned to the apartment complex to confront his supervisor at their office. first he tried to shoot the door open then started firing through the window hitting the supervisor several times but he shot back according to police as did another security guard on patrol who was alerted by
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all the gunfire. all told, more than 50 rounds were fired. >> what if there were children outside? it's ridiculous. it's ridiculous. it's not -- it's not cool at all. >> reporter: long then escaped and was missing from 10:30 p.m. until almost 6:00 this morning. he was picked up in el dorado county near lake tahoe after an officer saw him vehicle. >> i'm just surprised that it came to such a peaceful ending and i'm glad it did. >> reporter: now two east bay cities will prosecute their cases as neighbors wonder, who is patrolling their complex? >> the guy that shot him, he did look like he was on medication. he looked spaced to me. >> reporter: they are debating whether or not security guard should carry guns. in richmond, anne makovec, cbs 5. authorities today released dramatic nine one calls from a shooting at a cupertino cement plant. >> what happened was we're having safety meeting and one
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guy went postal and pulled out an ak-47 and started shooting everybody. >> was he in the meeting. yeah. he just walked out and walked back in with the gun and just went crazy. >> in another section of the recordings, one of the injured also called 911 who described his injuries as he waited for help. the gunman shareef allman shot and killed three coworkers at the lehigh quarry. six others were injured. allman shot and killed himself as authorities closed in on him the next day. talk about time. what had people taking cover here in the bay area just hours before that earthquake? >> they got a safe place to sleep, they have people that will talk to them. >> help is here. the aid that's arrived for bay area "occupy" protestors. >> there was certainly one good thing about a rotten economy but why that party may be over. ,,
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first aid station. san francisco is the third city this morning, registered nurses joined "occupy sf" to set up a first aid station. san francisco is the third city to have national nurses united provide basic medical care to protestors. it's located at justin herman plaza. >> we are working with the community and making sure they are healthy to carry the message for all of us. >> nnu members are also scheduled to join "occupy dc" today and detroit on saturday. after countless protests bart is looking to establish an official policy on when it will shut down cell phone service in its stations. the new proposal would call for shutting down cell service only in times of extraordinary 9/11 type events. the agency was criticized this year when it shut down its
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internal cell network to suppress a planned protest. in other bay area headlines in san francisco today, mayor lee was joined by police chief greg suhr to officially open the city's first special victims unit. several investigative units will work together to help victims of domestic violence as well as child and elder abuse. they hope it will provide victims better access to police and victim services. on i-80 in vacaville this morning, what a mess. commuters were met with all of this, feathers and chickens after big rig overturned carrying 5,000 live chickens. they were alive. no one was seriously injured. it shut down all westbound traffic for hours while they cleaned up that mess. having trouble keeping up with the rent? you're not alone. rents are up again in the bay area. just ahead, the new batch of renters that is driving price up. and we are usually encouraged to reuse and recycle. why pg&e is being blasted for apparently doing just that.
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and it looks like today we panned out to be five to eight degrees warmer than yesterday and looking outside right now, way out west we have a bank of some low clouds and fog pushing onshore tonight and the direct effect on your friday as eyewitness news continues on cbs 5.
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days after the anniversary of the loma prieta quake. today's jolt in the bay area has some eerie time just days after the anniversary of the loma prieta quake the same day as the statewide earthquake drill in california. more than 8 million people took cover today. this is the great california shake-out. students were taught the drop, cover and hold drill and emergency responders and the hospitals took part in a more in-depth drill. >> it's very realistic. you know, we have the ability of not only finding people that are buried which is what you typically see on the news but also trapped or lost in buildings. >> this drill also, of course, designed to help people in their homes and business prepare for an earthquake. ton marks 20 years exactly since -- tonight marks 20 years exactly since one of the worst fires in bay area history. on october 20, 1991, a massive
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fewer erupted in the oakland hills. 25 people died. the flames leveled more than 3,000 homes. neighbors who lost their houses say even though it's been two decades, the pain is still fresh in their minds. >> we saw our house in flames and there was flames shooting out of the windows and everything. [ crying ] >> i know it's been 20 years but it's so -- it's home. i lost everything, and the kitty cat, too. >> the economic loss from the fire is estimated at $1.5 billion. the fire started as a grassfire in the berkeley hills. there's some new evidence that shows pg&e's problems with its natural gas pipeline go back 70 years. state regulators say that there are documents that show the utility installed salvaged or junked transmission pipe in the 1940s and '50s. the findings are raising fears about more undetected problems like the one responsible for the deadly explosion and fire in san bruno last year.
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looking for a place to live can be a painful process. but in some parts of the bay area, it really hurts! rents are through the roof in the south bay and the peninsula. and len ramirez tells us, people are paying more for different reasons. len. >> reporter: well, that's right. no matter with your live in the bay area right now, you have likely seen your rent go up by quite a bit. in fact, in many parts of the bay area, rents have returned or even surpassed their pre- recession levels. >> $3,500 for a house, 5 bedrooms. >> reporter: rents have always been high in silicon valley but this first time renter was surprised how now the sky seems to be the limit. >> our landlord raised our rent $200 right before we moved in. >> reporter: a new report shows bay area rents especially in the south bay and peninsula are on the rise. in santa clara county, the average apartment rental is now $1,792 a month up almost 13% from a year ago according to real fax. in san mateo county prices
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average $1,866 a month up almost 11% in a year. analysts say two things are happening. silicon valley is hiring again increasing the demand for rentals and many former homeowners are entering the rental market because they have to. >> a lot of people who could not afford to make a $6,000 a month mortgage payment gave up their house and their credit took a hit but now they will have that kind of disposable income so they will center to go and rent a place for $1,500 or $2,000 a month, they can do that. >> two bedrooms... >> reporter: ron stern who runs a service called bay rentals says high-priced neighborhoods are driving up the averages but he says there are still some decent places that are affordable. >> in santa clara county, in general under $1,500 for two bedrooms. we have 75 different places. >> reporter: still, with demand and prices high, people worry that they will eventually get priced out of the area. >> the whole economy is going bad so everybody from the tenant to the landlord are trying to, you know, make ends meet so unfortunately, it's a double end sword. >> reporter: some places in the
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bay area have risen even more. in fact, elizabeth, cupertino is the city with the highest year-to-year gain. it's gone up 18% in the city of cupertino in just one year. the big convenient probably the fact that cupertino has some of the best schools in the state. but yet 18% that's an enormous increase for people to pay. >> it's getting very expensive out there. len, thank you. republican presidential candidate michele bachmann returned to the bay area today. it's her second visit in just about a month. she spoke at the commonwealth club of california in san francisco. she spoke about how to fix america's financial future. she pulled no punches when talking about the current administration. >> but when government gets in the business of blindly choosing winners and losers as in the case of the solyndra of this administration, then it becomes our cash for government's clunkers. and worse, american competitiveness in the world
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becomes badly damaged. that's the casualty. >> last month bachmann spoke at a private home in marin for about 150 supporters. they paid $100 each to hear her speak. since then, the minnesota congressman has been struggling in the polls. it's a case of satellite deja vu. a piece of space junk is heading to earth again. a defunct european satellite will plummet through the sky late saturday or early sunday. the german aerospace center estimates that the chance of anyone being struck by debris is one in 2,000. the nasa satellite that fell last month, the injury risk was one in 3200. unfortunately, experts can't pinpoint exactly where it's headed. >> we need more precise information. >> that's right. >> struggling with the fog. >> once the fog pushes onshore tonight in the overnight hours, then it clears out tomorrow, we are going to be enjoying
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nothing but sunshine all the way through the end of the month. now, yeah, end of the month! let's go ahead and look at some of our current temperatures right now. we are in the 70s east of the bay in concord and in livermore. it is 70 degrees in san jose. upper 60s to the north and inn santa rosa and san francisco the recipient of a west wind 10 to 20 miles per hour. cooler air mass has now pushed onshore. it's live, it's our cbs 5 weather camera. this particular time, looks like we're looking out towards nothing but blue skies, wow, the valley looks good at this hour. tonight overnight everybody becomes overcast because the clouds come onshore in san francisco then drive due east, 51 overnight in concord. mid-50s in mountain view. 53 north of the golden gate bridge. temperatures basically 50 to 57 degrees. tomorrow, it looks like we will wake up to more overcast skies and then sunshine but the dry weather pattern all the way through the endof the workweek
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leads to high fire danger. marine layer roughly 1600 feet deep pushes towards the altamont pass so a good 65 miles and then we clear out during the daytime hours even at the coast where today it was cloudy and cool. we have high pressure expanding with the departure of the area of low pressure that's providing some rain showers in throughout the pacific northwest. but as this expands again it heats up the atmosphere, it dries it out. the humidity plummets into the teens by monday and tuesday. until then, 60s at the coast, 76 in santa clara, 78 degrees the outside number in our inland areas of the eastern portion of our district. the winds are going to be breezy tomorrow afternoon. northwest 10 to 20. at 77 degrees in petaluma, the extended forecast does call for the dry weather pattern and temperatures near 90 degrees by sunday. wow! then monday night, offshore flow, really kicks in with very aggressive strong winds at the coast, and also in our higher
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elevations. that will lead to the potential of that high fire danger monday night all the way through wednesday. so this weekend since you're planning outdoor activities anyway with the stellar conditions, the pristine visibility, get on outside, do your grooming of all your landscaping and get the work done. >> going to go for a bike ride. >> you can do that, too! [ laughter ] >> afterwards. perfect. >> afterwards after my chores, thank you. doctors say normal life is being treated as a disease. >> there are two symptoms, spitting up and crying. >> even healthy babies do that! the three words causing potentially harmful overreaction.
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well now one local specialist is sounding an alarm. ies are being given no doubt you have seen the drugs to treat acid reflux disease. now one local specialist is saying too many babies are being given the drug, babies! dr. kim explains. >> reporter: the use of these
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drugs in infants has skyrocketed in the last decade. and direct-to-consumer advertising is thought to play a major role. it's a practice that spells trouble. for kelly lynn it's time for a check-up her well baby visit. she is 14 months old and the picture of health. but according to a new report, too many infants younger than kelly are being overdiagnosed and overtreated for what most consider an adult problem. but the ads call acid reflux. >> if you suffer from persistent heartburn two days a week or more despite diet change and treatment it may be acid reflux disease. >> they are being given a diagnosis for what they don't have and treatment they don't need. >> reporter: over five years the number of infants prescribed medication rose 16- fold. a gastroenterologist says we are treating normal life as a disease. >> there are two symptoms. spitting up and crying.
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>> reporter: he says most reflux and infants is physiological, normal spitting up. >> and most of it isn't acid because it's buffered by frequent feedings. >> reporter: people who take acid suppressing drugs have higher pneumonia, gastroenteritis and infections and poor absorption. >> if you have the condition the drugs will work well. if you don't have the condition, then the risks outweigh the benefits. >> reporter: he says if you are concerned, have your baby evaluated. but don't be quick to swallow all that advertising. >> really, before you're demanding a medication, just make sure that they are not other options that could be pursued first. some of the complaints -- many of the complaints in otherwise healthy thriving infants will outgrow them with time. >> he says when severe unexplained crying occurs in a healthy thriving infant, sensitivity to cow's milk protein or other components of
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the breast-feeding mom's diet or formula may play a role. some babies once crying are unable to calm themselves. this improves with age and maturation. being new in the world and getting used to new bodily sensation like gassiness can also play a role. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,, ♪ [ ukulele strumming ]
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