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stuck footing the bill. >> we give flight not flightless. >> every year, millions of older egg laying hens are put to death. >> the cost of the flight is about $50,000. that comes out to about $43 a bird. >> alarming statistics about safety in some bay area schools. >> and i am not going to sit here and be told by you that i don't have a sense of what the judgment is. >> the u.s. is one step closer to a military strike on syria and the debate rages on. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's thursday, september 5. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 straight up now. time for a look at weather and we'll kick it over to lawrence. >> summer returning to the bay area. we have a transigicianal day. low clouds out the door and fog a little thick coastside looking toward the bay bridge
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now. we have a transitional day today. looks like the fog will give to lift throughout the day and we'll see a whole lot of sunshine. temperatures now in the 50s and the 60s. by the afternoon, it's going to be one more mild day outside. it will be warm inland in spots with these temperatures probably a little bit below the average in many areas, about 83 in livermore, still comfortable, 83 in concord. should be about 79 degrees in san jose. much hotter days are on the way. we'll talk about it coming up let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> the roads are looking good if you are traveling the nimitz freeway. we are at 5:01 this morning. so now that we're past that 5:00 hour, a lot of the overnight roadwork is being picked up. so we're talking the san mateo bridge, there is a stall reported on westbound 92. it's on the line approaching the high-rise so a dangerous area a heads up westbound 92 traffic, but looks okay from this vantage point drive time in the green past the toll plaza westbound towards the peninsula. they are working to clear it
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now. there is a live look at the nimitz. the overnight roadwork should be in the clear stages right about now. we saw a lot of it in this area northbound and southbound 880 from high street all the way up towards those downtown oakland exits. so far a great start for all mass transit. bart systemwide on time. they should have more than 25 trains all rolling along right now. muni, caltrain and ace also look good. that's traffic. back to you. all right, liz, thank you. developing news overnight in richmond. neighbors in a residential area woke to the sound of gas tanks and tires exploding after a home caught fire. the fire started in a van on south ninth and virginia at about 2:30 before spreading to a carport and then the home. firefighters had the blaze under control within an hour. but evacuated nearby homes as a plea causing. no one was injured in the fire. they evacuated nearby homes as a precaution. "rideshare" companies could get the go-ahead today to operate in california. the state public utilities commission will consider new regulations when it meets this morning in san francisco.
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the proposal would require driver training, background checks and insurance coverage. "rideshare" operators are supporting the rule. cab companies are opposed. standardized tests as we know them may soon be out in california public schools today. state schools chief tom torlakson and susan bonilla will discuss replacing the pencil and paper star tests. proposed new tests would be done on computers. they are similar to the common core programs used in 45 other states. president obama is now in russia where he will spend a couple of days in st. petersburg at the group 20 economic summit. he just arrived there a short time ago. the white house says the president will not meet one on one with the russian president vladimir putin. that personal get-together canceled after russia granted asylum to edward snowden. bart trains worked overtime while the bay bridge was closed last weekend and kpix 5's anne makovec is live in daly city
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this morning with more on the bart hangover. anne. >> reporter: yeah. running all those extra hours really took its toll on bart trains and that is precisely why this system does not run 24 hours a day all the time as it did during the bay bridge closure that we saw last week. that meant an extra 235,000 miles for the trains. those trains operated 7800 hours more than normal. thursday was bart's third busiest day ever with more than 475,000 trips. friday was the fourth busiest. with all that extra wear and tear, bart says more than a dozen cars are now out of service for maintenance. problems include doors not opening, cars overheating and windshield wipers sticking. it could take a week or longer to get all of those problems fixed. now, bart crews have to work on the trains when they aren't running. that is, because they have to shut down the third rail for workers' safety and the trains
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can't run without that third rail. back to you. >> all right, anne. are you hearing anything from bart riders about the conditions of the trains? >> reporter: a lot of them don't really want to talk to a news crew at 5:00 in the morning because they are rushing to their trains and they are half asleep but i actually experienced the trains myself this past weekend and i did notice a little bit of odor in the air. it was also very hot. so that was something that people were complaining about all weekend long, ac not running in a lot of these trains. so time for them to get a little tlc. >> that is very true. thank you, anne makovec live in daly city. 5:05 now. investigators are looking into how convicted kidnapper ariel castro managed to kill himself while being in protective custody. he hanged himself with a bed sheet in a state prison cell on tuesday night. castro was supposed to have been checked every 30 minutes. he was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years for holding three women captive in his home outside of cleveland for a decade. a growing number of bay
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area children don't feel safe at school. we sent our da lin to find out why nearly 20% of 11th graders in the hayward school district feel that way. >> my freshman year there was like six fights the first day. >> reporter: fights and bullies are some of the main reasons students tell me they feel unsafe at school. >> fight, people carry things, you know,. >> reporter: things like guns? >> well, yeah. >> reporter: close to 20% meaning one out of five hayward 11th graders feels either unsafe or very unsafe on campus. the survey was done between 2008 and 2010, but it was recently released by >> 20% is alarming. you know? that's a lot. and they obviously know that something is not right. >> reporter: veteran educator dr. ida oberman says school safety has a big impact on academic success. >> if they feel unsafe, it physically shuts down their
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ability to learn just in terms of brain research. we know that emotionally it makes it impossible for them to take in new information. >> reporter: hayward unified school district says it's aware of the problem. it's worked with police and implemented programs in recent years to improve safety. and the district says things are getting better. 52 students were recommended for expulsion in the 2011-2012 school year. that's a big drop compared to a few years back when 82 students were recommended for expulsion. most hayward high school students agree there's an improvement but say more can be done. >> i feel safe honestly to tell you, but there are some fights at school which kind of make you feel insecure but if you stick with the good kids, you're all right. >> reporter: in hayward, i'm da lin, kpix 5. >> you can check out how your school district did in the survey by going to our website, click on "links and numbers." distraction scams have bay area police on high alert and
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they are warming homeowners these kinds of burglaries come in several different forms. in fremont, it's the snake search. police have surveillance video of a woman who posed as an animal control officer. she got one victim to go into her backyard to help look for poisonous snakes. then accomplices went in the front door and stole cash and jewelry. there were similar snake scams last week in san mateo and burlingame. also in burlingame, two men got a driver to pull over claiming she had a flat tire. one of them stole her wallet right out of her car. in napa, police are warning people not to fall for a scam involving fundraising for police dare program. and burglars hit a san carlos home when a homeowner was lured up a ladder to check a roof. there is a pricy lesson. safeway will pay $600,000 for clean air violations and fines. environmental protection authorities say the pleasanton retailer didn't properly fix greenhouse gas leaks from its
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refrigerators. they say safeway failed to keep properly maintenance reports. in addition to the fine, they agreed to reduce emissions 7% by 2015. the internet giant google is investing in affordable housing. the franklin street apartments in mountain view are available for families making about $50,000 a year. a one bedroom runs $937 a month. a two-bedroom costs about $1,100 and a three-bedroom is about $1,300 a month. google has invested in free internet and computer equipment for the complex. it opened up yesterday and is already 100% leased. here we go. 5:09. plans to create a state called jefferson are in the works again in the far reaches of northern california. siskiyou county supervisors voted 4-1 to secede from the state of california. they are hoping other counties on both sides of california- oregon border will do the same. many people in the rural area feel state government overlooks them in favor of the big cities. time now is 5:09.
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it looks like this soccer player is taking his cues from gymnastics. the fancy flips throw that made it as our play of the day. plus -- >> i really just love like how the ice feels and all the jumps and spins. >> and a unique class in the east bay lets students fly across the ice. the "cool school" combining skating practice and life lessons coming up. >> and we are get egg ready for much warmer weather. summer about to make a big return. we'll talk about it coming up. >> we made it to thursday. so far the commute looks really good if you are heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll have your travel times plus another check of mass transit after the break. ,,,,,,,,
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during an undercover drug s in sunnyvale has died. santa clara police and sheriff's p a meeting with more bay area headlines for you. a man shot during an undercover drug sting in sunnyvale has died. santa clara police and sheriff's deputies set up a meeting with him at the hobee's parking lot yesterday afternoon. minutes later they opened fire. it's unclear what prompted it. the suspect died at the hospital. a 2-year-old boy was killed in what appears to be a horrible accident in oakland. the toddler was hit after he ran out into the street yesterday afternoon in a parking lot on the embarcadero. police say the child was
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playing near his mother who was selling fruit out of her car at the time. he was run over by a pickup truck. the driver is cooperating with police. the company that provides ambulance service for santa clara county is now trying to get out of its five-year contract early. arizona-based rural metro recently filed for bankruptcy protection and is dealing with labor disputes. the company says it's losing money on its santa clara county contract. it's up to the board of supervisors to decide whether to put the contract up for rebidding. the county says backup plans are in place on the slight chance rural metro is unable to continue its service. fresh off his "sexting" scandal anthony weiner is making headlines once again. this time for getting into a shouting match at a jewish bakery after someone yelled "scumbag" > takes one to know one [ censored ] who told you you're my judge? >> thank god you worked out your problems. stay out of the public eye. >> that's not for you to judge, my friend. i don't take my judgments to
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you and i don't judge you. >> you're a bad example for the people. you're deviant. you're not out in the public. >> go visit with your rabbi. >> think about your wife! >> wow. weiner's running for mayor of course of new york. last night, last night he said he doesn't mind people getting up in his grill but when someone starts talking about his wife, he takes offense. looks like atherton taxpayers will be picking up the tab for extra security during a recent visit by president obama. the president attended two fundraisers back in april at private homes owned by levi strauss heir john goldman and venture capitalist mark highing. yesterday the city council looked at ways to get them to pay the $8,000 for extra police service. >> they can't go after the federal government. but the
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residents who live here owe us the extra money. >> turns out the city failed to tell the hosts they were liable for extra security costs. so according to atherton law, the city cannot force them to pay. day 3 of the bay bridge, i wonder how we're faring right now? >> i don't know. let's check in with elizabeth and find out. >> it looks good right now no big delays at all getting across the span with the new more graceful curves. the "s" curve is ancient history right now. so green on our sensors on 80. if you are continuing farther south along the peninsula this is a live look closer to candlestick. northbound and southbound 101 moving at the limit this morning all the way down towards san bruno. check the rest of the bay area, we had a lot of overnight roadwork on northbound and southbound 880 but now all those yellow sensors which were showing speeds under 40 miles per hour, we are looking better in hayward and towards downtown oakland. this is a live look. the headlights by the way, that's southbound traffic and
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it continues to cruise all the way down towards the san mateo, dumbarton bridges and continuing even more farther south on the southbound 880 ride near 237, silicon valley commuters look really good right now all the way out towards sunnyvale. so yeah, no big hot spots. our thursday morning drive is off to a great start. i want to show you this map just beginning to see those yellow sensors. i know a lot of folks commuting from tracy off 205 through the livermore valley just beginning to see those first bit of delays. that's traffic. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> it would be nice to have a little summer weather around the the bay area. looks like we are getting back to that. not bad weather lately but the temperatures going to heat up. so if you have been looking forward to warmer summer weather, it's on the way. we have patchy fog to begin with some 50s and 60s. by the afternoon, it still will be a very nice day outside. 70s inside the bay, sunny and breezy, mild and warm inland into the 80s. 60s toward the coastline. low pressure still making its way out of town.
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once it's out of the way high pressure going to build back into the bay area. so warmer weather on the way but we have one more day of those temperatures staying down a few degrees. still, it will be comfortable in many spots. that patchy fog going to give way to mostly sunny skies as we head throughout the morning. in fact, lots of sunshine in toward the middle of the day and the afternoon. in parts of the east bay looking very nice. temperature-wise, in the south bay you will see some 70s and some 80s. 60s out toward the coastline. east bay numbers moving well into the 80s once again in most spots. and then as you get inside the bay you'll find some sunshine today, 75 degrees in oakland, 70 in san francisco. looking out over the next couple of days. by tomorrow we may see some announce inland and by this weekend some upper 90s on saturday and sunday. then slow cooling toward next week. probably some of the warmest temperatures we have seen in quite some time. i think it will feel nice. >> i like it. lawrence, thanks. students at a school in oakland are getting out of the classroom and even though it's 90 degrees outside they are going on the ice. >> it's the first school in the
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country offering figure skating classes and since it's a public charter school, it's free to the students. and that's why oakland school of the arts is this week's "cool school." reporter: oakland school for the arts offers several creative outlets for its students and now it has a new one. after hitting the books, the students come across the street here to the oakland ice center. they do a few warmups, lace up and get right on the ice. figure skating is now being offered every day for two hours before lunchtime. >> i really just love like how the ice feels and all the jumps and spins. just really fun. >> reporter: on the ice, they can perfect their skills or learn something new. >> i want to learn more. i think that ice skating is a beautiful sport. >> it gives them a level of confidence and concentration and focus that it's really hard to approximate in other ways. >> there you go, there you go. >> reporter: it takes a lot of concentration just to get comfortable on the ice. but these 1 1-year-olds have
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been skating since they were preschool age. >> i think it's a really good opportunity for the chance to learn life skills for what they have as a passion and have it incorporated into their daily schedule. >> reporter: exploring passion and creativity is what the school is all about while preparing students for the future. >> sometimes you don't land jumps so you can't do spins and it's just like just never give up because someday you are going to get it. >> i kept thinking that when i was skating on the ice. never give up. >> i notice we covered part of your little skating episode. >> i didn't fall. i did not fall. so that was good. >> so far though this is the first year of the program. they only have two students doing it this year but they are hoping to agree that little gal is terrific. >> so what's cool about your school out there? you can submit your nomination at our, the kids are back. we would love to hear from you. we might come out and feature your school on our morning show. 5:20. a big rescue mission in the bay area. why someone is spending $50,000 to save the doomed chickens.
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the last a's pitcher to throw 17 consecutive unbeaten starts was catfish hunter way back in 1973. yesterday, a's righty jarod park her a chance to make it 18 in a row. yu darvish and aj pierzynski trying to get on the same page. wrong page. bottom of the 1st the reigning al player of the week brandon moss stays hot two-run shot. jarrod parker allowed two runs in six innings and still hasn't lost since may 22nd. josh donaldson a three-run hit down the left field line 9-2 home run number 20 for the a's third baseman. coco crisp is eating wheaties, not coco crisp. four home runs in the last five games. a's win 11-4. they take two out of three from the rangers. they are now tied with texas for the lead in the american league west. how about this? panda supporters in full force in san diego for a good reason. pablo hit not one, not two,
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pablo sandoval hit three home runs against the padres. still has 13 for the season but a breakout night for pablo sandoval. giants win in san diego 13-5. my first interview of the year with jim harbaugh we call it coach's corner tonight on the 6:00 news. you'll never know what you're going to get with harbaugh. like a box of chocolates. see you tonight, everybody. a fancy flip throw by a new york high schooler on the soccer field is today's play of the daily. the ball will bounce off the goalie's fingertips. check it out after a little header there. and right into the goal. not bad. helped his team to a win and he did it a second time. here he goes again, different play, gets a little momentum and voila! there she goes. the tartans win it 3-0 against the south glen falls new york
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[monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. schools. the high-tech proposal that may replace pencil- and-paper exams. a bluegill square change may be on the way for standardizing testing in california schools. the high-tech proposal that may replace pencil and paper exams. >> reporter: bart has a hangover. we'll tell you about the toll taken on the system after running 24 hours a day. >> a little summer heat coming back to the bay area but not
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yet. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and take a look at this. traffic heading towards the dublin interchange. it is definitely starting to get crowded now in the westbound lanes commute direction. we'll have more traffic coming up. good morning, everyone. it's thursday, september 5. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30 now. russia is warning the united states now a strike against syria could lead to a nuclear catastrophe. just a couple of hours ago the president arrived in russia for the g20 economic summit in st. petersburg. the president has been emphasizing the need for military action to prevent the syrian government's further use of chemical weapons. he has gained some support. but bay area congress members have mixed feelings. >> what are you hearing from constituents? >> that they are absolutely against it. they don't see it as america's problem. >> some people will never be for anything. and i totally respect that. but i do not believe that we can ignore the use of chemical weapons. >> on capitol hill yesterday,
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the senate foreign relations committee advanced a resolution authorizing up to some 90 days of u.s. military force against the syrian government. it also says any military action must be part of a broader strategy in syria to hasten a negotiated political settlement to remove bashar assad from power. developing as you wake up a charred car and damaged home are left behind after a fire overnight in richmond. neighbors say they heard gas tanks and tires exploding around 2:30 this morning. firefighters say it started in a van on south ninth and virginia. flames then spread to the carport and then to the home there. some nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution. 5:31 now. let's check the weather. i'm excited for this warmup. >> big changes coming our way. it would be nice to see a little summer before it's all over. we are going to get that going here in the next couple of days. today kind of a similar day to yesterday. not going to be a bad day. starting out with some patchy fog and looks like the temperatures in the 50s and the 60s now but by the afternoon, i
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think we're looking at some great weather ahead. we'll see plenty of sunshine. these temperatures up in the 70s and even 80s into the south bay. maybe slightly below the average but still very, very comfortable. in the 80s in many spots in the interior valleys and then inside the bay, we'll find some sunshine this afternoon about 70 degrees in san francisco. and 75 degrees in oakland. temperatures going to get much hotter as we head in toward the weekend. we'll have more on that coming up. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. it's been a relatively problem- free commute since we have been on the air for the last hour or so. we had one earlier stall on the san mateo bridge in the commute direction westbound 92 but we just checked in with chp. all lanes are clear now. so everything is cruising along at the speed limit out of hayward heading towards the peninsula all those taillights westbound traffic. the nimitz freeway in the east bay both directions starting to pick up. but now the roadwork has completed overnight. the delays are really minimal all the way up towards downtown oakland. similar thing along the peninsula. this is a quick live look
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approaching candlestick. that's traffic. back to you. >> all right, liz, thank you. an eye-opening look inside some bay area schools. new numbers show nearly 20% of 11th graders feel unsafe in the hayward school district. cate caugiran is live in hayward this morning. and cate, the students there feel uneasy. >> reporter: michelle, with this new survey being fresh into the new school year students and parents are hoping that some kind of change can be made. now, the survey says close to 20%, meaning one out of five hayward 11th graders, feels either unsafe or very unsafe on campus. the survey was done between 2008 and 2010. but recently was released by students here at mount eden high school tell us it's the bullying and fights that are the main reasons they feel unsafe at school. some students say they have even seen their peers carry guns on campus. >> my freshman year there was like six fights the first day.
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>> 20% is alarming. you know? that's a lot. and they obviously know that something is not right. >> reporter: hayward unified school district says it is aware of the problem. the district worked with police an implemented programs in recent years to improve safety. and in the next half hour we are going to hear from experts who talk about how a student's sense of safety and how that affects their performance in school. reporting live in hayward, cate caugiran, kpix 5. happening today, standardized tests here in california public schools may be in for a big change. today state leaders will discuss replacing the old pencil and paper star tests. the proposed new tests would be done only on computers now. those tests are related to the "common core" program that's been adopted by 45 other states. today's the day "rideshare" companies hope to get approval here in california. the state public utilities commission meeting in san francisco this morning will consider new regulations for "rideshare" services. the proposal would require driver training, background
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checks and insurance coverage. "rideshare" operators support the rules. cab companies do not. bart trains got a real workout during the bay bridge closure this past weekend. the aging fleet traveled an extra 200,000-plus miles. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in daly city with the hangover the system is feeling now that the bridge is up and working. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of the trains coming into the station here in daly city behind me need maintenance. that is because crews weren't able to do that maintenance during the five-day shutdown when they were running 24 hours because they have to shut down the third rail in order to do that maintenance which means the trains can't run. now, during that five-day shutdown, that meant an extra 235,000 miles for the trains. they operated 7800 hours more than normal and thursday was bart's third busiest day ever with more than 475,000 trips. friday was the fourth busiest and with all that extra wear and tear, bart says more than a dozen cars are now out of service for maintenance,
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problems include doors not opening, cars overheating and windshield wipers sticking. it could take a week or longer to get all of the problems fixed. i just spoke with a bart riders who says it's not just the cars that need maintenance, the platforms do, too. that's coming up in the next half hour. >> will any of this come into play during the bart negotiations in the weeks to come? >> i'm sure it will be discussed. the bart spokesman brought it up thanking the workers for doing all their extra work during the closure and the workers mentioned it, too, saying, hey, who are you counting on now to get around the play? >> hopefully they can hammer it out before october. anne makovec live in daly city, thank you. the bike and pedestrian path on the new eastern span of the bay bridge is so popular, there's talk of expanding lanes all the way across. right now you can enter the path from emeryville and oakland. and it stops right before yerba buena island. but a billion-dollar makeover
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that's in the works for the entire western span could ticket the bike path to san francisco. >> people are so excited about the new bridge. and then they immediately ask, when is it going to connect to san francisco? >> there are significant engineering challenges and timeline for the project but a price tag for a bike walking path on the western span would be about $500 million. >> that's a half a billion bucks. new this morning the information is out today pricing out how much the president's affordable care act is going to cost you. a study released by the nonprofit kaiser family foundation found a silver policy for a single person making b-29 thousand dollars a year -- making about $29,000 a year could be $190 a month. others could pay $140 a month. a national nonprofit is trying to help clear up confusion. new america media created a forum yesterday to help reporters who work for minority
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media outlets to get information to their audience. >> there is probably an information gap that is so vast and so challenging between now and the end of the year, people barely know what the human impact is. >> it is a little confusing. head on over to to find all the information on "covered california" and the healthcare town hall meetings planned around the bay area this week. click on "links and numbers." 5:38 now. a bay area airport banking on new cheap flights to europe. how they are expected to bring in tens of millions of dollars to oakland. >> and it's pricy plane trip for chickens. why someone is spending $50,000 to put these birds in the air. we'll tell you where they went too. ,, too big. too small. too soft. too tasty. [ both laugh ]
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morning after catching a charter flight out of hayward. they will be retiring at an animal sanctuary thanks to a rescue group called animal place. it paid for the unusual flight. the hens are older past their egg laying prime and would otherwise be killed. >> they are killing them. they gas them to death. they literally bring out a big garbage bin the kind you put out for curbside pickup and they stuff 50 to 60 hens in each bin and funnel in gas. most of the hens on the bottom suffocate. and a lot of them actually survive the gassing and then workers there manually break their necks. >> some rescued chickens remain in the bay area and are available for adoption for $10 each. at the beginning of the academic year, it's time for the annual question: is a college degree worth of the time and the money? >> okay. let's chat. according to cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger, a resounding yes is the answer to that question. and i'm sure parents that have been helping their kids are applauding, jill. you're sending them to college for a good reason. why is it such a big dealing?
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>> reporter: well, you know, let's look at the unemployment rate right now. across the country it's 7.4%. if you have a high school graduation, it's 7.6%. but check out what the numbers are for those folks who do get some more education. let's say some college or an associate's degree, 6% unemployment. a bachelor's degree or higher, the rate drops to 3.8%. so much easier to land a job with more education. >> that's right. and, you know, families look at those numbers and them their children to attend college backup what about the massive debt they are accumulating? >> reporter: yeah. that's the bad news. sallie mae says families are borrowing to cover over a quarter of college costs. that's why student loan debt total, federal and private, now close to $1.2 trillion. guys, that's an average of $26,000 per student who graduated in 2013. one out of every five adults who is over the age of 20 owes
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some money on student loans. more than half of them are really worried about there debt. that's according to a new study by the urban institute. so what's the answer? students and their families need to be really careful not to assume too much debt for education. a good rule of thumb? keep your total education debt less than your projected first year's salary. >> if you are going to make $100,000 out of the gate, though. anyway, let's talk about salaries. it depends what you study, i guess, right? >> reporter: absolutely. this varies considerably by profession. you look at medical prep programs, engineering, computer science degrees, those kids can see first year salaries of over $75,000 per year. but the poor liberal arts major who maybe gets an entry level clerical job the number can be half that. the good news, there are a lot of new tools and resources that help families make some of these decisions. i found a really good one. i just want to pump them up a little bit.
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they are looking at what it means to get a technical degree. so they show a two-year technical degree from a community college can be incredibly valuable. sometimes with average first year salaries of about $50,000. that's $11,000 more than those with bachelor's degrees. so i really would encourage you to do your homework. maybe worth while, just two years could be enough. >> i'm going to check it out. that's for sure. jill schlesinger, thank you so much. >> thank you, jill. time for traffic now. let's kick it to liz and find out how the roadways are faring on this wednesday morning. >> things are looking okay. they always say one of the worst degrees to get by the way is journalism. let's go out live towards the new bay bridge. the new eastern span. so far, so good by the way if you are traveling all across the upper deck behind the pay gates starting to see a few delays looks like in the far right lanes. that's where we are starting to see those delays build. so pretty typical for this time of the morning. later on in the morning commute though usually past about 7:00
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we have noticed the delays quickly back up. they get bad to worse pretty easily especially down the eastshore freeway. right now the drive time is in the green. i think drivers are just checking out the new views on the span because traffic once you get on the bridge looks good out of oakland all the way into san francisco. it's just all those approaches that have been really backed up past couple morning commutes. so here's a live look. it's in the east bay. this is westbound traffic now 22 minutes all the delays are farther east through the altamont pass and the livermore valley. really bunching up now past the wind turbines out to at least north flynn. so there you go. 22 minutes right now. it starts to pick up a little bit as you get closer towards the dublin interchange. westbound 237 traffic moving at the limit right now out of milpitas towards sunnyvale and bart now has more than 40 trains and they are all running on time. that is traffic. for more on your latest forecast and this hot weather heading our way, here's lawrence. >> looking forward to seeing some heat around the bay area. i think a lot of folks are. temperatures today not bad just
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maybe slightly below the average in spots. out the door we go. we have some patchy fog to start out the day becoming mostly sunny though as we head in toward the afternoon. then we'll heat things up starting tomorrow. the temperatures going to warm up maybe some 90s beginning to pop up in some of the valleys even hotter over the weekend. all right. here we go. low pressure still slowly making its way out of town. of course the temperatures not going to heat up until that low moves out. so going to keep the numbers down slightly for today. mild to warm in spots outside. going to be hot in parts of the central valley. you will see about 96 degrees in fresno. the high country about 75 degrees. still a lot of smoke from the fire up toward lake tahoe and yosemite. 70 degrees partly cloudy skies into the monterey bay and about 83 degrees in ukiah. around the bay today we'll see some 70s for highs this afternoon. a lot of 60s out toward the coastline with a mix of sun and clouds. and the valleys plenty of sunshine and those temperatures up into the 80s. the next few days here we go. we are going to bring summer back to the bay area just in time for the weekend. temperatures soaring well into the 90s inland. then it looks like we'll slowly cool things down as we head in toward the middle of the week.
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all right. time to check out your schoolcast for today. this for st. veronica school in south san francisco. starting out with some patchy fog this morning. temperatures in the upper 50s middle of the day, yeah, just when kids start to get out for lunch the sun breaks out. that's pretty nice. temperatures in the 60s. in the afternoon for the final bell, almost 70 degrees. so looking like a great day ahead. hey, if you would like us to do your forecast for your school, go to and we will put that on the air. >> they may need to wear a little sweater though. >> maybe a little sweater to start the day but by the afternoon, here we go! [ laughter ] >> all right, lawrence. thanks. >> wouldn't quite go that far. >> thanks, lawrence. [ laughter ] 5:48 now. some container of the chobani yogurt are exploding. sue kwon found out what's causing the yogurt to blow up. >> reporter: chobani yogurt is the top selling brand of greek yogurt in the country. and it's leaving a sour taste after consumers started opening bloated cups containing soupy
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spoiled yogurt. >> what you have is basically the product is fermenting in your refrigerator which is why you're seeing bulged tops or when you open it, it's foaming. it's basically fermenting just like you would be fermenting beer. >> reporter: food safety attorney bill marler shared these photos sent to him by consumers last week and told us in a skype interview that he had a hard time finding any information from chobani. >> they knew about this before thursday before i got a tweet. they knew that there was a problem on their facebook page on their homepage on their blog. they were already starting to get customer complaints as far back as a week ago. >> reporter: the problem? just announced: mold commonly found in dairy. the company says it is limited to a small 5% of products produced at their idaho factory. chobani says it has been working with stores to voluntarily pull and replace products with the code 16-012 and expiration dates of september 11th through october
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7th. eating the yogurt could cause a stomach ache but no serious health concerns. marler believes a full recall or health scare is not necessary. but he hopes all companies will realize these days with social media, waiting to respond to customer complaints could spoil one's healthy reputation. sue kwon, kpix 5. >> so we checked around. costco has not pulled chobani from its shelves but safeway and walmart have. and if you bought one of the bloated cups you can take it back to the store for a full refund. an international airline is headed to oakland bringing dreamliners, dollars and dirt cheap deals to europe. oakland international just inked a deal with budget carrier norwegian airlines. it will be flying dreamliners direct to oslo and stockholm starting at just $240 each way. great deal there. the airport expects the flights to draw 40,000 tourists to the bay area each year. >> five flights between oslo
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and stockholm will create $77 million in economic impact for the region. the thing that we have expected with the dreamliner is really opening up international markets to add a more affordable price. >> right now, there are no bay area nonstops to oslo or stockholm. the introductory flights are already on sale. >> brush up on your swedish. 5:51. higher education may help you avoid a zombie attack of all things. the uc school with a class that teaches you how to survive the world of the walking dead. >> plus, checking your picks and checking them twice. how technology is giving fans the inside track on fantasy football. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. new jif whips -- whipped peanut butter, ma'am. oooh. [ store manager ] fluffy, dippable, and oh-so-delicious -- people love it. i got one! [ female announcer ] give your day a lift with new jif whips. we can't keep them on the shelves. i got one!
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breezy, cool, 62 degrees. >> and maybe to get there you may need to cross the new bay bridge. so here's a live look right now at conditions at the toll plaza. they turned on the metering lights earlier already turned on before 6:00 this morning. the backups continue. we'll have the latest on your travel times coming up in just a few minutes. today is the official start of the nfl season and super bowl ad fever is already started. dannon announced plans to advertise its oikos greek yogurt in the super bowl. anheuser-busch, into it, and gm also committed to running ads. what's the rush? to start the hype earlier. it's estimated a 30-second commercial will cost a record $4 million. >> and it's worth every penny. >> i think so. >> if they're good. >> i guess. all right. well, fantasy football is giving fans real-time stats usually reserved for the coaches. now 49er great jerry rice is teaming up with intel to explore how big data and
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technology can enhance fantasy football. intel says it can deliver real- time stats to the fans giving them the edge when they choose which players to start on those sundays. rice believes the data is beneficial to the game even breaking down player stats in certain weather and their potential for injuries, as well. >> productivity. i want to see a receiver the yardage of the catch, also how much catches, how many yards all of that and the same thing with the quarterback. >> yak yards. got to have that stuff. more than 20,000 pieces of information are collected and analyzed in a single game. i just play 'em. >> i do a lot of research before i get my team together. >> how did you do last year? >> not very well. i think i finished fourth. not bad. >> it's fun. next time you have a marathon zombie watching session and i know you have many. >> of course. >> you can pass it off as homework i guess. >> yeah. only if you're student at one
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southern california university though. uc-irvine is offering a course this fall called society science survival lessons from amc's the walking dead. the school says the course will explore concepts like post- disaster nutrition and the foundations of human survival. in preparing for the course, professors got to meet and interview cast members. and i don't know, i'm a little scared. >> i think that's an easy "a." i could be wrong. >> i don't know. you could learn a lot there. in the next half hour, neighbors in a residential area of richmond were woken up early this morning after a few loud bangs. how a home caught fire. >> and the bart system is experiencing a bit of a hangover. we'll tell you about the toll taken from the running 24 hours during the bay bridge closure. too big. too small. too tasty. [ both laugh ] [ male announcer ] introducing progresso's new creamy alfredo soup. inspired by perfection.
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snakes bit a little girl. >> it's the newest bay area scam distraction burglaries. the thieves say something to get you out of the house so they can get in. >> you have the advantage. >> private fundraisers at private homes cost the city of atherton thousands of dollars and it looks like taxpayers are stuck footing the bill. >> we give flight to the flightless. >> every year, millions of older egg laying hens are put to death. >> the cost of the flight is about $50,000. that comes out to about $43 a bird. >> alarming statistics about safety in some bay area schools. >> and i am not going to sit here and be told by you that i don't have a sense of what the judgment is. >> the u.s. is one step closer to a military strike on syria and the debate rages on. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's thursday, september 5. i'm frank mallicoat. >> m


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