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the serious threat to homesr yosemite. flames out of control now one week after this wild fire started. the serious threat to homes near yosemite. gridlock on the bay bridge. what caused bumper it bumper mess and why drivers could face it again tomorrow. and talk of moving the big bay area's game. why some football fans aren't on board and who is welcoming the change. good evening. the rim fire near yosemite national park is now the largest in california history at more than 200 square miles. the fire covers an area roughly of size of san francisco, oakland, hayward and couper tee know combined. as that fire consumes everything in its path, some people are being forced to leave.
talked to people packing up and heading out. >> reporter: i at just 10 years old, lei la smith understands her home could be destroyed. packing up the truck was difficult. >> kind of on edge. stressed out trying to figure out what's going on. where the fire is. how big it is. >> reporter: the only thing the smiths can do, like many out here, is to have faith firefighters can stop the flames before they reach their homes. a job that's become more intense every day. >> so i was like, let's make signs. they're driving up and down all day long. >> reporter: just a few minutes after the signs go up, firefighters pass by. >> they are. we got a honk. >> reporter: the smiths don't think they have to evacuate. joe and bud thought the same thing until they went to get their mail. as they came back up to their home, they were told to turn around. with nothing from their home, joe says she didn't have the
medicine she needs. >> the deputy went back and he got the pills. and brought it back to us. and that was wonderful then we found out they got to stop and couldn't do it any more. we lucked out. >> reporter: despite being forced to leave their homes and the uncertainty, they're confident firefighters will get a handle on the fire soon. the red cross says every day they have more people staying in their shelter. last night they had 184 people. they expect it to be higher tonight. >> the fire is threatening some of san francisco's vital utilities it want governor declared a state of emergency for the city. the city owns power lines outside the fire zone. 85% of its water comes from the
hetch hetchy reservoir. they've shut down two of three hydro electric power stations. they're prepared to tap up reservoirs. cal fire is may recollecting better progress against another fire. this one in el dorado county. the empire fire has burned around 38 acres. one house was destroyed. there was concern the fire might spread to a nearby business district. the fire broke out around 3:00 this afternoon. it's now 70% contains. drivers could be in for a big headache tomorrow. cal trans has closed three toll lanes. don knapp shows us that caused a lot of confusion and a big back up today. >> reporter: with all that's going on with the new bay bridge, it's understandable that drivers aren't quite ready for this. traffic diversions that led to massive back ups, adding as
much as an hour or more today. here's the reason. three toll lanes were shut down friday night to allow lane 17 to be converted to fast track only. that meant confusion for drivers. the confusion led to big back ups lasting well into the evening. we should expect more tomorrow. the same three right lanes will be closed again. crews should have lane 17 fast tracked for monday morning. the commute lasts just three days before the bridge is shut down completely wednesday evening at 8:00 until tuesday, september 3rd at 5:00 a.m. when the span is finally open to traffic. >> can it be we're almost there? a new eastern span of the bay bridge. wow. >> just a reminder that the bay bridge is closing next week. we are counting down to wednesday night's shut down and the opening of the new span.
tuesday morning t september 3rd. you can find all the details on our website. be sure to check out our survival guide at kpix.com. a man is dead after a daytime shooting in downtown san jose. it happened around 1:00 this afternoon near north 3rd street. at this point it's unknown if the shooting was gang related. this marks san jose's 33rd homicide of the year. the search today for an oakland toddler came up empty. daphne webb was reported missing nearly 7 weeks ago. as brian webb shows us, police are quickly running out of places to look. >> reporter: a lone helicopter hovers over one of the last spots that holds hope of finding baby daphne. >> we pray and trust god that the right thing is going to happen. >> reporter: four dozen
volunteers decked out in orange, many flanked by cadaver dogs flanked out. a spot suggested by the fbi. searching for something, anything that might lead them to a lost little girl. for a few hours police thought they'd come up with a few clues. a pick and ax. it turned out to be a false alarm. >> we had young men top 8 to 10 years old, they fixing the trails. >> reporter: baby daphne disappeared in july. her father was arrested and released and now considered a person of interest. to the rest of daphne's family, finding nothing brings some hope. >> on one hand i'm relieve. we're still searching. >> reporter: after 9 hours the search was called off. no clues, no answers. police say they have one more area to search, but don't won't
say where and won't say many when. in oakland, brian webb, kpix 5. moving celebration of a civil rights landmark event. tens of thousands packed the national mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic march on washington. >> this is not the time for nostalgic commemoration. nor is this the time for self- congratulatory celebration. the task is not done. the journey is not complete. >> some of those in the crowd had attended the march 50 years ago. the actual anniversary is wednesday. president obama will make a speech from the same spot where reverend king gave his historic speech. there were similar anniversary celebrations around the country today. including a march in san jose.
one woman who was at the original march in washington. >> reporter: at st. james park in san jose. >> keep hope alive. >> reporter: a rich mix of people from all over the bay area united to address civil rights issues five decades after the historic march on washington. >> i mix african-american heritage as well as german. >> reporter: michelle wasn't even born at time of the original march. >> i think it was important for me to be here because if there was no movement like this there would be no me. there would be no my children and so on. >> reporter: it gave way to a one mile march to a building with marchers shouting, drumming and peacefully demonstrating. hundreds were here. one of the people here was actually at the march on that day. >> there were more people there than i've ever seen in one
place in my life. >> reporter: francis acknowledges progress has been made, but there's more to be done. >> seeing everybody there. to be united for a cause and trying to facilitate the fact we needed jobs and justice. which is something we still need. >> this is wonderful. all the people that are here. we all weren't able to make it to washington, d.c. but again, it's the importance of being visible in our communities. >> reporter: reporting from san jose. the big game between sanford and cal may be moving. >> i think that's -- why would they do that? >> that'd be an outrage. >> why the teams may face off at a new location next year. forget the backyard. how about putting your next garden on the roof. why one group wants to bring more of these to the big city. it's back. the threat of thunderstorms is back in the forecast. we'll pinpoint the location.
moved into residence halls at uc berkeley. they were greeted by upper class men, professors and new chancellor. classes start thursday. the football rivalry is almost as old as the game itself. where that game is played could be changing. this is last year's big game at cal's memorial stadium. the schools normally take turns hosting it. the soon to be finished levi stadium could change that. >> it's ridiculous. that's like stanford territory. it's steeped in tradition. >> but they may play the game in 2014 there. levi stadium holds 68,500 people, which is 6500 more than cal's field and 18,000 more than stanford stadium. cal players say they'd be happy to play at the new spot. it is win or go home
tomorrow for the italian team in part of the america's cup competition. new zealand holds a commanding 6 wins over italy. one more win sends new zealand on to challenge the defending champion. 54 miles an hour today. but high winds forced the cancellation of the second race. the idea of your own rooftop garden might sound relaxing. they're not just for looks. why one group wants more of them in the bay area. >> reporter: towering above the san francisco skyline is something you would not expect. >> it is so better than not having anything on the roof. >> >> reporter: this is a green roof. closed to much of the public
until now. a big advocate for more green roofs like this all across the bay area. they help inlate buildings, give i believe sects a home, create more energy efficiency. all great. what they can do to control flooding is unmatched. >> the biggest benefit of a green roof is it acts like a sponge. >> reporter: even a shallow garden like this can soak up 75% of the water from a heavy rainstorm. that means less water flooding our streets. we need more of them. >> knowing how environmentally conscious we are in the bay area. you don't have a lot of green roofs. >> reporter: this guy plans to change that. for the first time this october they're bringing their green
roof conference to san francisco. >> so investigating in green roofs and alms on buildings makes a lot of sense. that's why they're starting to take off. >> reporter: but for green roofs to grow here at home, policymakers need to create incentives. until that day comes, this skyscraper is one shining example that a garden could be coming to a rooftop near you. >> that would be fantastic. >> the city's alive green and walls conference runs october 23rd to the 26th in san francisco. we were talking about our gardens and the tomatoes. in one week i have not had one ripened want to. >> we don't have enough heat is what the problem is. my tomatoes, no. peppers, not so spicey this year either. it's this weather. we have more crazy weather in the forecast as well.
good evening, everybody. i wouldn't call it so much crazy. we have yet another chance of a thunderstorm. and the overnight hours. so fired up live doppler radar. what do you see on the screen? absolutely nothing. right now we see the clouds beginning to move into the bay. the moon on the rise as we take a look at the bay bridge. currently 62 degrees. low 60s to the north. and around the peninsula. so tonight the bottom line is we will become cloudy. slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm north of the golden gate bridge. end up with sunshine and then wait till you see the 7-day forecast. quite seasonal. today's highs, not bad. couple degrees off the average mark this time of year. pretty spot on.
mid80s to the north. 74 today in oakland. tonight we will have the layer of clouds. we'll experience temperatures between 54 and 60 degrees. this is interesting so you can see behind me. future cast, right there. isolated thunderstorm that wants to nick the far reaches of sonoma county. you see a little light precipitation. we see the clouds begin to dissipate as this air of low pressure continues to track to the north. meanwhile, this is that upper level trough. it's interesting. watch it in the full development stages. just falls apart at the seams. we'll keep that slight chance of a thunderstorm in the forecast before clearing out during the afternoon hours. pull your temperatures like this. with that additional cloud cover, 60s at the coast, 70s
peninsula. mid80s morgan hill. 85 degrees for the warm spot in brentwood and antioch. otherwise low 80s try valley. 78 degrees in san rafael and throughout most of mill valley. low 80s. in clear lake with partly to mostly cloudy skies there. for us, mostly seasonal temperatures each and every day. i'm talking about are you ready for some football? it's 49 tomorrow beginning at -- 49ers action tomorrow. tumbling into the 50s. a racetrack traded in fast cars for another kind of speed today. thousands of people paid $75 each to take part in the great bull run. it was held at a drag racing strip near richmond, virginia.
it's modeled after the famous event in spain. >> i didn't trust as much as my speed. >> i was just ready to go. they're like wait for the bulls. i'm like, i'm going now. >> veterinarians kept tabs. fences allowed runners to get out safely. yeah, i don't know. >> do you know who was roaming around richmond speedway as a little boy? >> no. >> me. >> my hometown. those are my people. >> you going to go back to run with the bulls some time soon? >> got your baseball wrap up coming up. a nice one for the giants. it was coco crisp living large earlier in the day in baltimore. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
do you see the 10% back in points, aw baby, i'm seeing triple again. plus another 10%, plus free shipping? yeah. you're good. this is the member triple play deal. this is sears. i guess you could say catcher kurt suzuki picked up where he left off. here he is back with the team in baltimore. got right down to business. 6th inning, wearing number 22 instead of 8, tucks it inside the left field line. nice double for the newest athletic. double of his own. tie game.
just had nay stuff. fastballs, change-up. 8 innings of one run ball. tied in the 9th. coco crisp got all of that. hits one over the field in right. ask put his team in the lead. parker likes it. it was grant's time to close it out in the 9th. got the orioles 1-2-3. texas lost. that means the a's are 2-1/2 back in the west. giants dugout, look out. almost took them out twice in the same at-bat. almost got it. and the cubs bats. aren't these the pirates? yeah. let's talk about this game. how about a 4-run 1st inning
for the g-men. buster posey on a broken bat. support tim lincecum who got the win. giants were nursing a 5-3 lead in the 9th. look at the panda go. nice agility. giants win it 6-3. they picked up a game on the dodgers. but they're 19 games back. best of the indy cars are going to rev it up tomorrow. a couple of guys zeroed in on their target today. ,, female announcer: female announcer: when you see this truck, it means another neighbor is going to sleep better tonight because they went to sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event.
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yards away from manhattan... 14th hole... k-j choi can kp the putter in the bag... one bo and in for the ace... choi two over for the tournam third round of the barclays. doesn't need his putter time the 15th hole. he gets an ace. how about that? it gets better. one group later. same hole. the lefty. no. yes. how about that. couple of aces on the 14th hole. reclaims a share of the lead. tied with gary woodland at 12 under par. tiger woods? 4 shots back going into the final round. deep in the heart of texas.
earthquakes. rumbling on the field tonight against fc dallas. san jose struck for 2 goals in the first 20 minutes. it was 2-0. nice shot. could they hold it? no. get called for a penalty. you're in the box. livid about the call. dallas just went ahead and hit the kick to tie it up. that is how it ends, folks. a 2-2 draw. we go under the lights. nascar. cup car. a lot of paint swapping there big time. yeah. that caused quite a delay. so did this one. a multi-car collision here. just a sea of car wrecks. final lap, matt kenseth held off kasey kahne. the cup. >> we all enjoy to come over
here. not only the sight seeing is amazing. the track is actually pretty good. you guys really make us comfortable. plus it is spectacular. >> yeah, that is helio. tomorrow's annual grand prix of sonoma. breaking news. they're on the outs. nascar is more popular than ever. indy car series. just trying to take care of those tv ratings which have been sinking. >> i think we need to improve our tv package so we can attract more sponsors. i don't think we need any more personalities. we're surviving. i think we're making it better. hopefully we'll go through a transition that will break that wall and just climb up and be successful again. >> well here's a marriage made in heaven. congratulations to our sports
keeping an eye on their tv, not their waistline. how football games impact people's eating habits. so before you plan the next game day party, consider this. researchers found fans of the winning teams ate healthier fans while fans of losing teams tended to drown their mark sayre row. researchers believe when a team wins it boosts fans self- control. another reason to root for the home team. we'll see you tomorrow night. have a good night. ,,,,
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