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learned why it's the ultima case . this is kp ix 5 news. >> a bay area neighborhood at war over this garbage can. tonight we've learned why it's the ultimate case of bureaucracy gone wrong. >> that garbage can has been sitting by the curb for a month, and it's starting to leak some nasty goo. we sent christin ayers to finding out why won't somebody pick it up. >> this trash can still sitting here tonight filled wefrg from paint cans to pesticide bottles and leaking oil. neighbors called the hazardous materials division to pick it up, but they told me they are worelied this will all be in vein an. >> i think it's pretty gross.
it's crazy the city is not picking it up. >> talking trash about this trash can. >> paint, motor oil, cleansers, all hazardous materials. neighbors say they're complained to the city and to waste management. >> pretty much every week i've seen a trash truck stop here. >> but instead of trashing the can, waste management wrote it a ticket citing it for not having a lid, among other violations. >> i think it's silly. >>itis a shame. city has time to tag it but do nothing about it. >> why the can is caught in a bureaucratic back and forth over who should dump it, thingss are getting worse. in the past couple days it started leaking motor oil and residents are worried it will flow into a storm drain just a block away. we reached out to a city but got no call back. cc who lives nearby says this is
a matter of jurisdiction. >> it's my understanding that the trash companies are not supposed to be picking up hazardous materials as part of their routine cleanups. >> felgren poured kitty litter on it so soak up smouf the oil but says it's up to the county's hazardous materials division to pick it up, but a month has passed and still no movement. . >> i'm disappointed, yeah. >> in martinez, christin aishgs. >> the neighbors tell christin they worry in worst-case scenario heavy rain could wash that into nearby lake. breaking news. we've learned a fire has broken out on a blown-out gas rig in the gulf of mexico. the well is about 60 miles northwest of grand isle, louisiana. this is what the well looked like earlier today with natural gas spewing out of it. 47 workers were evacuated, no one hurt. right now the company, wild well
control, is assessing how to bring the well under control. of course, three years ago we all remember an oil rig exploded in the gulf. it was the worst offshore disaster the u.s. has ever seeven. tonight, a bay area little league that has moved all baseball games to a different field because of rattle naks. juliette goodrich learned one little bit was actually bit. >> yes. liz, rattlesnake warning signs are post snake park and now parents and children are taking note after a little bit was bitten by a rattlesnake at a nearby field. put out a warning e-mail to all parents, keep an eye out for rattlesnakes after a player's little brother was bitten by a rattler at one of the baseball games. >> he kind of wanders off into the grassy areas next to the field, apparently to use the restroom, and next thing we knew, we heard a commotion.
>> the boy was bitten at black hawk field. since then, all games have been moved to. >> the snake park. >> yes, snake park. >> because there's a big statue of snake over on the playground. >> but the league says it's safer here. less dry brush. rattlers have also been spotted near the batting cages at sycamore park. kids here know to be on the lookout. >> they've told us rattlesnakes. >> we were listening to our parents and not going out there. >> the california poison control center says about 800 people are bitten a year. about two people a year die. signs posted snake park advised visitors to stay alert instead of the dry brush especially early morning when snakes are themselves. rattlers won't strike unless provoked or scared, and if ever bitten, call 911 immediately. kim knows fers hand younger siblings have a tendency to wander off during the ball
games. >> that is my three-year-old blake so he is going to have to watch where he's roaming around, too, right. >> i do. absolutely. never mind running on to the field and getting hit by a ball, but just keeping him out of the street and away from rattlesnakes now. >> as the little bit who was bitten by the rattlesnake, he was taken to oakland's children's hospital and treated with antivenom. he is home tonight. >> well, rattlesnake season generally runs between april and october. also tonight, the big question, how could the oakland police department not have seen this coming. the violent protest after the george zimmerman verdict. thoo's what the oakland city council demanded to know just a few hours ago. linda yee got a blunt answer from the police chief. >> within hours of the zimmerman verdict, the protest turned violent, and there were not enough cops to stop it. police chief sean went. >> what happened that evening
really largely is an intelligence failure. >> the chief explained they expected a big protest the next day. >> we had a plan for -- for responding, however, when all the information that we were getting was all contrary to bringing people in that night, the decision was made to bring them in the next night. >> i mean, you railly didn't anticipate any type of protest based on a verdict saturday afternoon. >> well, there's aulgs a possibility that could happen. in hindsight obviously we would do things differently. >> but later protests that week brought more violence. a waiter was attacked with a hammer, and demonstrators marched on the street and onto interstate 880 blocking traffic. >> monday seemed like you got caught off guard again. >> monday we planned for it to be similar to sunday. we had basically the same intelligence for sunday. sunday was very successful. >> there doesn't seem to be any easy answers on thousand tackle future demonstrations and protests. there is one problem. the oakland police sfors
undermanned. in oakland, linda yee, kpix 5. >> the chief says overtime pay will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and that does not include damages for the businesses. just 45 minutes ago, the san mateo county sheriff's office put out an alert. they're warning women in san carlos about a serial peeping tom. the guy has been seen at least twice on the town's north side spying on women in the shower at night. well, deja vu for former new york congressman anthony weiner. he just couldn't stop sexting, even after he lost his job and almost lost his wife. this time around he's running for new york city mayor. he swears he is not dropping out, and tonight his wife is standing by herman sglantny has made some horrible mistakes. >> with his wife by his side, anthony weiner once again admitted he sent racy photos and had x-rated chats with a woman
he met online. >> our marriage, like many others, has had its ups and its downs. it took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy to get to a place where i could forgive anthony. >> weiner was forced to come forward after a gossip web site the dirty posted the new images, which were allegedly sent to an unnanled 22-year-old woman. >> there is no question that what i did was wrong. this behavior the is behind me. i've apologized to my wife, and i'm grateful she has worked through these issues with me. >> the other woman told the gossip web site that weiner used the alias carlos danger and their six-movant online relationship began last july, a week after weiner his house seat. >> weiner's wife has been driving his mayoral campaign.
she says the matter is behind her. >> i love him. i have forgiven him. i believe in him, and as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward. >> until today, weiner was running neck and neck in the mayor's reyes. he and his wife have been married for three years. they have an 18 month old son. >> also to be the, the royal baby is home with mom and dad. prince william has already said that he has changed a nappy. in case you didn't know, that's british for diaper. crowds welcomed the little prince when the duke and duchess of cambridge walked out of the hospital. new parents, future king and queen of england, sounded remarkably like every other new parent. >> i think any -- any parent, i think, probably knows what this feeling feels like. >> got her looks thankfully. >> no, no, no. >> so what's the little fellow's name? well, still no word. >> he's a prince. >> we don't know if they haven't decided on a name yet or if it's
just a royal secret. you don't need to know right now. but what we do snow that reports say the royal baby could inherit $1 billion. >> lucky little baby. >> yes. well, it's strawberry season. only on 5 we'll show you what one family did that they say exposes just what a dirty business it can be. and two state workers charged with taking kickbacks for five years. why it would take so long to catch them. and how a trip to wal-mart landed these two little northern california girms a book deal. low cloud coffer moving back over the city if you are not a fan of humidity and bad hair days, find out why this picture is a good thing. your forecast coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
field that grows a well-known brand of strawberries. >> in this northern california farming community, strawberry fields are everywhere. >> it does make me nervous. >> melissa and sam pleaser live just feet away from one owned by driscoll's, the popular brand we all see in supermarkets. it's lying fallow now, but once a year it gets fumigated before planting. >> see a machine with 12, 13 people in these white chemical suits, gas masks, full gear. >> the fumigant contains chloral pick ren, a former chemical war fair ajent. there are con frikting studies over whether it causes cancer, but melissa points to a uc scientific panel that warns it could be a potent carcinogen. >> we've all grown our children here. they talk about they're 76 times more likely to get cancer having been exposed to this stuff.
>> driscoll's has always reassured them there is no risk. >> they'll bring you strawberries and say, oh, you're perfectly fine. we would never put you in danger. >> the children's grandfather manuel was skeptical. oakland-based pesticide action network helped him set up drift catchers to monitor chemical drop lift in the air during fumigation. the results. >> it was scary. it was scary, especially for the kids. >> pesticide action network found lifls of clor pick ren almost two times higher than what scientists paid by the state say is acceptable for adults. for children, it was four times higher, but california considers much-higher levels acceptable so despite the family's appeals, the state did not find driscoll's in violation. >> the state and the federal government set these levels so high they'll never be -- it's impossible for them not to be within their legal rights. >> we followed all the appropriate laws and best practices in the industry.
>> kelly bell is with driscoll's. she says the company has gone above and beyond the law paying for the family to stay in a hotel during fumigation. >> you do take precaution sglu huh. >> your workers wear their hazardous suit sgls absolutely. >> you do put tarps on it. >> uh-huh. >> and you do pay them to leave if they feel concerned about it so all that points to there is something back there that concerns you about these fumigants. >> what i think that points to is that we are completely committed to following the law. >> it's all very disappointing for the family. >> we have to try to come together and come up with a way away from these really super dangerous chemicals. >> but the strawberry industry says those safer alternatives are years away. >> now, the state decide to go with hire acceptable levels to conform with u.s. epa guidelines. in that lawsuit that will be filed against the epa tomorrow, the pesticide action network
wants the feds to make the regulation stricter for children's sake. ajents with the california department of justice arrested two state employees that they say were on the take. attorney general harris says 42-year-old stephny clark and 62-year-old danny compson took bribes from a vendor to inflate quotes for office supplies. investigators are still combing through the evidence. >> we have a lot of things to go through. you know, we've seized computers. we've seized paperwork. we have to go through all of that and see if it leads anywhere else. obviously if it does, if we find other employees, other companies, other invoices, we'll take a look at those and move forward. >> clark works at the department of fish and game. compson works for caltrans. the vendor was also arrested. all three are accused of bribery, conspiracy and misappropriating state funds. paul, last night we talked about threat of thunderstorms. today still a little humid but
getting back to normal sglit's moving off. this is rare to have two straight cloudy dais, two straight humid days. we had it out there, but it is now past tense. it is moving out. what's moving in pretty views in the sky. here's video to show you from earlier this evening. we've got nearly the full moon outside. we'll show you what that looks like in that picture right behind the bay bridge. gorgeous shot there. the clouds are rapidly filling in. the on shore flow is moving, but nothing on the radar. you do not have a rain. kpix 5 high def doppler showing completely dry conditions. a few out of how had sprinkles on the windshield when you drove to work or driving the kids to camp this morning. your forecast for tomorrow morning and beyond, mainly sunny skies, beautiful day tomorrow, warm, not hot, upper 80s, sunny and warm on thursday with a high of 88 degrees. what wasn't normal was all that tropical moisture making a trip from phoenix and tu sown,
arizona all the way up here. we kind of had a little mini season, two days of humid air with a few showers around. that is now lifting out of here. as for what is moving in next, high pressure, but high pressure in a good spot if we don't like it too hot off to our east all getting that offshore wind warming us up. instead inland areas will be warm and not hot, and we will have comfortable conditions near the bay and at the coast. little bit of a change as we head toward the weekend. stronger on shore flow will drop temperatures a little bit. all in all staying close to normal each of the next seven days so humidity going down. will be warm, not hot away from the water and we'll have that morning fog bag. you saw it already. it'll be there tomorrow morning. san jose, 81 for a high. san mateo 71. looking at widespread 80s inland. pleasant hill 87. pleasanton 88. mill valley 76. al immediate tomorrow afternoon sunshine 70 and 91 tomorrow
cloverdale. extended forecast upper 80s, away from the walter, low 70s near the bay and that will consider right through the weekend into next week. bye bye humidity won't miss you. >> this actually is pretty good weather for camp. >> this is good stuff for camp. get outside and enjoy, kids. put sunscreen on them. >> how is it for baseball. >> we had a great day for baseball today. you ever heard of rocky mountain oysters. >> oh, yeah sglif a competition you can't believe that took place tonight. the giants have not one but two chances to snag the victory. we'll tell you if it got one next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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champion giants next mondayt the white house..good timin the . well, jientds are going to the white house. we know that. >> yeah. also, we know that the doed line is july 31st to determine whether or not you're going to trade a player so i thought tonight's double header was critical given the giants' faltering status, but as elizabeth pointed out, obama will host the world champion giants next monday at the white house. good thing by the timing by the president because the giants e.r.a. is now higher than the national debt. eric stars first game of double header and perhaps his last.
second inning kevin crushes the three-run shot to left field. reds top out nine runs on 15 hits and destroy the giants 9 to 3. allow 7 runs. did not make it out of 3 ird inning. the giants desperately need to avoid losing a double header. pablo game through early. one run scored and decides to send buster pose home. this time he's safe. giants up two to nothing. barry zito didn't get out of the 5th inning. zito has not won a game since mae 30th. giants take the lead. giants take game 3, 5 to 3. expected back in the starting lineup tomorrow. 2-2 in the 8th. brandon moss gone. a's up 4 to 2. now, last night, i'd say grant balfour was an automatic.
call it a sports caster jings. matt dominguez takes him to tie the game. balfour's first blown save since april of last year. no fooling. here's how the game ended. norris knocks down a wile peg. he's got the runner off first base and threw it away. a winning run scored. the a's were sloppy. they committed three errors. they suffer their first loss to houston in ten games, five to four is the final. >> after one and 11 last season, kansas jay hawks coach charlie white starts top five with a message to his incoming recruits. >> so i said have you looked at that pile of crap out there so if you don't think you can play here, where do you think you can play. >> no. 4, daren rough for the phillies. have a nice trip see you next fall. st. louis over philadelphia. at no. 3, oxnard, california. cowboys turning dez bryant signing not a football but a baby. ken, does this happen to you
often. >> if i have a sharpie, yes. >> thank you. no. 2, yankees rangers nelson cruz full extension. elizabeth, did he catch the ball or not. >> yes. >> he did catch it? take a gook look. >> oh, come on. he got it. >> no, that was a trap. no. 1, from russia, true story, a dung-throwing competition. it tuk months to prepare as organizers have been taking cow dung and drying it for the big contest. the winner received a bottle of champagne. i'm not quite sure that the prize is worth throwing cow dung. >> no. one got hit in the head. looks like it hurt. >> we'll talk about that. >> be right back. . this is a bay bridge highlight from kpix 5. >> the single tower on the self-anchored suspension span is actually made up of four gigantic legs. each leg arrived by barge in sections and was lifted
carefully into place straddling all four of the top is the grillage where the 500-toven cable saddles sit. the total height is 525 feet. >> this bay bridge highlight is sponsored by chase. so you can. thank you. so you can make a payment from your cell to almost anyone's phone or email. (speaking french) so you can express your gratitude... in the moment.
their book.. of advice for life.. is going to be publi. . fwro little northern california girls just land tded the deal of a lifetime. >> their book after advice for life is going to be published. the story of two cousins in sacramento county and their book of rules went viral when one of the little girls lost the handwritten notebook in a wal-mart parking lot. an employee found it and wept to the peed yeah to find the owner. >> if i knew it was going to get published, i would have probably wrote a little neater. >> the girls are 8 and 10 years old. some of those rules don't night the dentist or stuff food in your mouth. also good advice. and color on paper, not on people. i've been telling you this for years. >> yeah gl publishing the book, and it's due out in october. >> fantastic. who knows what's next for them. >> sky is the limit. >> we'll be right back.
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