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a sweater while walking down a flight of stairs. that's a true statistic. it is not even including sweatshirts. you won't hear president obama mention that in any of his speeches. i moved to los angeles a couple of years ago. i had to buy a car. i had never opened a car before. i go to a salesman and he is telling me all about the engine of the car. you can tell by looking at me i'm not the kind of guy who knows a lot about how the engine works. i'm the kind of guy who falls down the streets trying to remove a sweater. he said only two types of cars have this engine. this and the porsche 911. what a coincidence. the only other car that has this engine just happens to be a really expensive sports car. it makes me wonder what happens if you go to the porsche
. this is kpix 5 news. on the first full day of summer, people out in the water were horrified to see this, a mini van sinking in the bay. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken bastida. right now rescue crews are wrapping up efforts to pull that sungen mini van out of the bay almost six hours after it plunged into the water. kpix 5 joe vasquez is at the marina green in san francisco with a decision crews made just a half hour ago. joe. >> ken, the assistant fire chief tells me right now they've decided within the last half hour they are going to leave the van in the bay. the body is still inside.
here's what has a lot of people scratching their heads. how could this happen. not mitch of a parking lot but somehow that van had to gain enough speed to go over one curb here, another secondary curb right here and then all the way into the bay. it happened just after 5:00. >> i saw the air bag was deployed, and there was one person in the driver's seat is all i saw, and the car was just floating there. >> it happened just after 5:00. ted madison saw drive from the parking lot off the seawall and into the bay without stopping. some sailors swooped in and tried to help. >> two kids with their shirts off just dove in the water and cliemd up in the back of the car. i have the video. they were banging on the glass trying to break the glass because it started to sink quickly as the water was filling up. they heard somebody yelling, "help me!" and they were trying to figure out if it
was a mail male or female voice. >> also watch it had futile rescue attempt from the shore. the car was -- the hood was under, and it was nose down and at that point, the people jumped in the water, and they were banging on the back and then it started to go, like, straight up and down and then it started going down and down. >> and it eventually sank, and they for hours were trying to locate it. finally did a couple hours later, and thaen they -- within the last couple of hours they've been trying to tow it out of the bay to no avail. they had trouble getting the tow strap around it. it's dark down there. the currents in the water are difficult. it was enough for the divers to identify that there is a body in the car, but they're going to come back in the early morning light and try to recover everything. >> yeah. safer for everybody including the divers to try to do this when there's more light out there. joe, do we know how this
happened, what prompted this? was she avoiding something or he? was it brakes failing? what happened? do we know? . >> no. you know, we're trying to piece together what witnesses said. it does not appear to be the case that she or he, the driver, hit the brakes, but there may have been a cur curve so they may have been going down then turning right shafrply into the bay. police told us they still don't know who this is. it is not a missing persons case at this point so they're trying to figure out even who that person is. >> all right. we'll know more at first light tomorrow for sure. joe vasquez in san francisco. thauveng, joe. believe it or not, about 400 people drown in vehicles every year in this country so what should you do in if your car winds up in the water like this? first, they say unbuckle your seat belt. sometimes when you're panicking, you forget to do that. that can actually hinder your escape. then as soon as you can if
you're not under water, try to open that window. if it won't open, try to break it open. do not open the car door, they say. that'll just let water rushing inside and you'll actually sink faster. if there are kids in the car, help them out through that window then get yourself out. right now, it's a total mess at airport terminals up and down the west coast. southwest had a major computer meltdown. this was a scene at oakland airport a little while ago. you can see all the massive amounts of passengers packed in there. sfo and san jose are also affected but it's really bad at southwest. big operation at oakland where kiet do is now. kiet. >> liz, the passengers here at oakland international airport got the word at 10:20 tonight all planes got the green light to take off. the problem is they're all stacked up two to three deep all trying to get out of a handful of gates. here's what it looks like at the
southwest koubter it. the kiosks are out of order unable to check in passengers. ajents are unable to check in bags or change flights so passengers were being turned away. inside the secure area it's organized chaos. lines are long as everybody is trying to get a new boarding pass. at one point gate ajints were keeping track with pens and paper. some folks just slept on the ground. three restaurant that is closed, actually reopened to provide people food and drinks. we talked to one traveler who decided to just come back tomorrow. >> it's not tend of the world. there's going to be other people that are going to be in a much more difficult situation and need to really be somewhere tomorrow, but for me i'm just going to take off and go home. >> and so we got late word from our man on the inside that they closed the doors to his plane. he is on a jet right now getting ready to take off to lax. total delay for him is two hours. some people are seeing delays as
long as three, perhaps even four hours. a total of about a dozen flights are affected here. the southwest twitter feed is blowing up tonight. they blame it on a computer glitch that affected mostly west coast flights but got their nerds working overtime and working through this problem now. >> amazing how a computer glitch can create this kind of chaos. now, kiet, you heard something about the police being called in. >> yes. so when they made the announcement that the planes railroad getting ready to take off, people got ant si so they had to call in three alameda sheriff's dep tis to keep the peace. also in
news tonight, the bart union could call a strike in as soon as ten days. tonight one bart worker is accused of pulling a really dirty trick to manipulate public opinion. da lyn tracked that worker down in a story you'll only see on kpix 5. >> federal mediators are working with bart and its unions to
hammer out the contract. the unions cite safety as the main sticking point saying bart station ajents often get attacked and harassed but bart says the unions are using worker safety as a way to get public sympathy. >> get to the table and negotiate a fair contract. >> in fact, bart says the station ajent george went as far as filing a fake police report to pressure bart in its latest contract negotiations. bart says the fake report landed an innocent man in jail for a few days. we tracked down george figueroa at his union office friday afternoon. >> any response to what
bart is alleged at this point. >> no response. >> i see. they said you made a false report. are you -- what do you say about that. >> now, the district attorney will file charges. we also ran into him yesterday at a station where he passed out fliers to riders about a
possible strike. >> police say the fake report was filed two weeks ago. figueroa told bart police a man punched him in the chest ot a pay gate. police arrested the man. but bart says surveillance footage shows there was a verbal argument, no punches. >> the station ajent appears to not have been touched whatsoever. >> declined to comment directly on the accusation sgls we find it reprehensible they would put something out in the public without notifying the union and alleging the union committed some action. >> but hasn't the union done the same thing with bart. >> no, we have not. >> the da will charge him with one count of filing a false police report, a misdemeanor, and in friday he is frill employed with bart. >> and the bart contract talks will resume next week. we've learned that tonight, oakland has a new plan to catch the bad guys. from now on, each part of the city will have its own most
wanted list. only on kpix 5, christin ayers tells us who will be responsible to catch them. >> in a city where roughly three out of four homicides went unsolved last year, oakland's new police chief is meeting with the captains of the city's five crime districts pinpointing oakland's highest risk most-wanted criminals in each district. >> we'll be specifically asking are they in custody,what have you defense attorney, -- done. >> cleef land is oakland's most wanted as we speak today. >> oakland police say he is the worst of the worst in a one-man crime scene suspected of two shootings, three carjackings and two kidnappings, and he's likely to be the first person featured on a new most wanted web site.
>> i've seen other didn'ts where they do have this. why are we just getting to this now. >> being more effective at getting in custody. >> more k effective than the way the department used to hunt down wanted criminals with squads of officers searching city wide. now, police will need to get the combhunty on their side wanting to turn in criminals who may be hiding out in plain sight. >> we have people right now that are wandering around the city the community may not know about. >> it's partially the department's fault that police have not been clear enough about who they're looking for and what they're doing to find them, but that will change, and with it police hope so will the number of crimes solved. in oakland, christin ayers, kpix 5. >> oakland police hope to have their most wanted web site up and running within the month. one of the most famous cooks in america is out of a job tonight. the rocking of food network
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i've done. i want to learn d grow from this inappropriate hurtful language is totally totally unacceptable. i've d stakes along the w . have you sign paula deen's apology yet? well, here's the gist of it. >> i want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that i've done. i want to learn and grow from this inappropriate hurtful language is totally totally unacceptable. i've made plenty of mistakes along the way, but i beg you, my children, my team, my fans, my partners, i beg for your forgiveness. please forgive me for the mistakes that i've made. >> now, the mistakes that she's referring to teal with her admitted use of the "n" word years ago.
apology or not, the food network fired her today, and kiet do got an earful about paula from one bay area chef. >> at southern flavor soul food in hayward, news of paula deen's apology left a bad after taste. >> it doesn't matter how many times she apologizes, yeah, we can forgive it, but we won't forget. that's what needs to be understood sdpr the food network star is facing a racial diskrimm fwhags and sexual harassment lawsuit. at a deposition last week the plaintiff 's lawyer asked her have you ever used the "n" word yourself? d een answered yes, of course. oefk. in what context? well, it was probably when a black man burst into the bank i was working at and put a gun to my head. >> well, when did you use it? probably telling my husband. she later added things have changed since the 60s in the south. >> she was representing everything we do so for her to do that then make money off what
she does off what we do, kind of like a slap in the face so that's why a lot of people were taking it hard, because a lot of people look up to paula deen. >> deen also suffered a backlash when she kept pushing her high-calorie for three years. >> now, we're beginning to question everything that paula deen says. >> to offer an apology to those that i have hurt. >> deen actually released a total of three videos but was never specific in them. that, critics say, made the apology hard to swallow. >> it's estimated that paula was making between 5 and $8 million a year. well, san francisco is full of tourist sieths but lately we have noticed tons of visitors flocking to a certain house. obviously they know something the rest of us don't know. we sent sharon chen to find out what is so special about that
blue house. >> crowds flock today what looks like an average neighborhood. >> what do you think of it. >> it's good. >> they focus on one house. some neighbors can't explain it. >> i did not know that. >> but if you're from france. >> you need to see the golden gate bridge, the cable car. >> and the blue house on the hill. >> the blue house in san francisco's castro became legend after a french composer wrote a hit song about it four decades ago. 21-year-old maxima sings about living in a commune there during a two-week stay with his sister in 1970. french teacher dominic ramon says growing up in french, everyone knew the song. she calls it the frefrnl version
of frank sinatra's stranger in the night. >> the house is basically about this house and all these people coming and going. >> when angela padilla and her partner bought the house in 2007, their realtor told them the house inspeiered a song. >> we thought they were kidding around, just trying to increase the price of the house. >> for years, it was just another home on the block until a french reporter in san francisco wrote about it three years ago and published the 18th street address. >> she discovered the house wasn't blue anymore but gray. word got out, and a french business repainted the house blue for free two years ago. >> suddenly drove of tourists started to show up. >> they will leave loving notes to us in the mailbox, notes about how important the song was to them. each week, hundreds of people photograph the house and even
sing the song. [ crowd singing ] . >> it's why many french tourists leave their hearts in san francisco. sharon chen, kpix 5. >> so we asked around. many major tour companies tell us they don't stop at the blue house. the french consulate says most people take mass transit on their own and get off at delores park. well, the weather was beautiful today. >> yes, it was. >> some big changes are on the way. elizabeth wanger is in for paul tonight. hey, elizabeth. >> hope you got to enjoy all the sunshine and blue skies we saw out there today. a warming trend is not going to last long. we do have changes coming for the last half of the weekend. sunshine with a warmest day of our warming trend tomorrow and then the major changes, wet weather in june returns for sunday. likely, the later half of the day.
this is what's going on. that high pressure ridge is in place through saturday but we're actually watching a couple low pressure systems bringing low clouds and much cooler temperatures. that's going to be one of the biggest differences you'll notice come sunday then rain likely later in the day so with future cast, saturday is pretty quiet, but then sunday, the more sunset ld weather comes in starting in the north bay slowly moving south so showers continue on and off rain monday through thuz before we finally dry out. checking some numbers and temperatures around the bay area, for tomorrow, cool off along the coast. 64 is your high in pacifica. going to see pretty mild temperatures around oakland. mid 70s there and get hot in places like fairfield, concord, getting closer to that 90-degree mark. checking some numbers around northern california doing any traveling hot in the central valley cooler out in eureka 96 if you're hitting redding. over the next seven days, a warming trend continues into tomorrow. plenty of sunshine then the
changes begin sunday with rain returning to the bay area late in the day starting in the north bay moving south continued scattered showers minute into tuesday before drier, hotter weather returns wednesday through the end of the week. that is a check of your 7-day forecast. back to you guys. >> all right. thanks, liz. the giants lose another outfielder this time run tg bases. the cuban missile launches two home runs in seattle but was it it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health.
injured his hamstring last t in stock . 2010, the giants get to the world series largely because they don't have any injuries at all really to speak of. >> that's right. i'm wonder if ryan sab yan called you for help yet. >> not yet. >> giants angel pagan who injured his hamstring last night in stockton could need surgery. the flame thrower colin kaepernick had 94 meeld an hour. the injury bug kobts to hit the giants. rifles one off the right wall.
thinks he's hit a triple. hurts his right knee. x-rays were neg tiff. he's listed as day-to-day with a knee contusion. 3-3 tie in the 8. base hit to right. the go-ahead run comes around to score. the marlins win 6 to 3. miami has now won nine-straight games at at&t park. bartolo colon looking to become the pitcher since 2004. 3-3 tie in the sixth. coco crisp hits ninth homer of the year to right. solo shots for coco. 4-3 a's. launches a two-run shot to left, his second homer of the night and 15th of the year. the a's hit four hoimers to beat the mariners 6 to 3. the need for speed has been vital throughout danica patrick's career, but there is one task off the track where she struggles to keep up. >> klass was a struggle for me. i wanted to use my pointer
finger. >> danica was in sunny vail visiting the offices of one of her someone sores go daddy. the former indy star will return to sonoma monday but this time as a full-time member of nascar's cup. >> on the road, you're slowing down so much at the speeds we're going and a lot of places at the tracks you can really hit people if you want to and take out aggression if you want to and get revenge as -- as it was put. you know, i always try and stay on the good end of that. i try and give respect at the beginning. if they give me a reason to not, well, then this will be a weekend to give it back. speaking of taking someone out, the heat won their second-coffin sective nba title last night. that means another rant from media personality lan libertad. >> tony parker, of course he's going to retreat at the end. duncan done can remember the
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