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and they want to take the soccer park for a parking lot. >> if we had to move the soccer field which we have not yet determined, we had to do some brainstorming on where it could be put around the city. >> reporter: then they got in hot water the with environmentalists. >> see the tall trees in the back? they are all going to come down. the soccer field footprint would take out over 370 trees. >> reporter: chris says he is worried about plans to put soccer fields plus fieldhouses in parking in an open space a half mile from the stadium. it's also the location of ohlone burial grounds. >> when they put in the boulevard, they unearthed over 100 ohlone bodies and the soccer field will be going on the site. it's the fifth largest archaeological site in the state of california. >> reporter: and neighbors are weighing in too saying traffic and year round field lighting
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would decrease property values. >> we chose this for the open space and we enjoy the outdoor life. we walk, we bike, we run. we just don't want to have artificial lights in our eyes and just it would be really disappointing. >> reporter: i also spoke to a 49ers spokesman this afternoon who said the team needs about 21,000 parking spots for football games. the extra 6,000 spots they want are for special events that would help pay for the stadium such as concerts and things like that. this will be hashed out at a big city council meeting tomorrow night. live in santa clara, len ramirez, kpix 5. >> the city is urging people to be patient saying this is not even close to being a done deal. the plans will be studied further in the coming months. >> new at 5:00, they waited in line for a ride and they ended up getting robbed at gunpoint. oakland police say some armed men held up a group of people
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in the casual carpool line in the rockridge district this morning. kpix 5's ann notarangelo joins us with the latest on this investigation. anne. >> reporter: ken, we are near the intersection of hudson and claremont here in north oakland. this is a popular spot for people to pick up casual carpool. and about 9:00 this morning, armed suspects showed up as about 15 people were waiting in line to get rides into san francisco. this is a popular spot because it's easy access to highway 24. we just spoke to one of the victims, who was involved in today's incident, she said there's 15 people in line and then all of a sudden, three men come up with guns, pointed at them, and tell them to give us everything you have. so they complied. she also said some people were able to walk away very casually. they walked away and got away. but most people lost everything, all their belongings. they lost bags and electronics. apparently, though, these witnesses gave very good descriptions because within 2.5 hours, opd had located the
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suspect vehicle and they say they have three suspects in custody. now, the oakland police department is not talking on camera but in a news release, they say that the investigation is continuing. they also say that officers understand that this is a big cause of concern for people in the area, area 2 north oakland. and the oakland hills. there are a lot of people who rely on casual carpool to commute to and from work. the woman we spoke with has been using it for 25 years and it's growing in popularity. we saw it grow in popularity especially during the most recent bart strike and in fact bart is encouraging people to use casual carpool after october 11 if bart goes on strike. ken, until now, of course, casual carpool has had a very good track record. a lot of people perceive it to be very safe but clearly this is going to make some people uneasy. in oakland, ann notarangelo, kpix 5. >> also new at 5:00, smoke pouring out of the roof of this church. the church in oakland just a couple of hours ago.
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firefighters worked from the top down breaking apart the roof of that building on 8th street. just when it looked like things were calming down flames erupted on the other side of the church. smoke visible in the area, you can see it from san francisco in fact. no word how it started. oakland's illegal sideshows are popping up again, the latest one turning violent [ screaming and gunfire ] >> shots rang out early saturday morning during the aftermath on middle harbor road near the port of oakland. you can see people kicking and jumping on the car because the driver apparently crashed into another car doing donuts as part of the event. when police showed up, they found shell casings and two cars but no one was around. they are still investigating. it sounds like something out of the wild west. six people from an outlaw motorcycle gang are arrested over the weekend! now south san francisco police are working to link the men to
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a shooting outside a bar saturday night in broadmoor. mark kelly joins us. what is this motorcycle gang? >> reporter: well, liz, we now have two names. one is called vagos. the other is called the wanted. both are from the stockton area. now, authorities call them an outlaw motorcycle gang and arrested six of them on everything from weapons possession to an outstanding warrant. can authorities link them to shooting this weekend that landed two in the hospital? the donut shop on el camino real in broadmoor has leftovers from saturday's shooting all over the parking lot. these circles mark where shell casings once lay. authorities are looking into whether this weekend's shootout was between two rival motorcycle groups. customers are quick to show us where the bullets hit. according to police, gunshots
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went off here at a mexican kitchen 7:50 saturday night. today we find the restaurant all locked up at lunch. locals tell us that's unusual. when the shots fired, pasquale was working in his motel. he heard it all. >> i heard the sound of bullets. >> reporter: how many bullets did you hear? >> i heard two rounds. >> reporter: when authorities got to the scene, they tell us not a suspect or victim in sight. but the story doesn't end there. 10:30 that night two victims showed up at the hospital. they ended up here at san francisco general hospital. one, a 37-year-old man in critical condition with a wound to the abdomen. the other, a 41-year-old man in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the arm. folks who live and work along this road tell us it's a safe area and have no idea why the bikers were here or what the shooting was over. do you ever see a lot of bikers out here? >> no, no.
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>> reporter: so what's the deal? what happened? >> honestly, i have no idea. no idea. >> reporter: all right. as authorities continue their investigation, residents hope the rival gangs are from out of town. it won't be back on their quiet street ever again. >> this is a safe place. i never seen like this. >> reporter: so we reached out to broadmore police for more details on the whole investigation. we were told the chief is the only one who could comment. and he is unavailable until tomorrow. live in broadmoor, mark kelly, kpix 5. a tragic accident outside a mills in east contra costa county this morning. a 12-year-old boy was hit and killed while riding his bicycle near the excelsior middle school in byron around 8 a.m. the driver of an suv told officers that she dropped off her own children and then hit something while turning around. she got out and saw the boy underneath her suv. police say that the driver is
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cooperating with the investigation. >> it's unfortunate. we just remind people to look twice in each direction because it's something that can be avoided. the traffic that you don't see that can kill you is the traffic that you don't see that you can potentially kill. >> police don't believe that speed or alcohol were factors in the crash. the boy has been identified as burgess hu from discovery bay. and neighbors are planning a candlelight vigil for him tonight at 7:00 at the timberpoint school in discovery bay. other bay area news today san francisco police got ahold of cell phone video showing these two pit bulls fighting as people cheered them on. police say that it happened at the hunters view public housing development. two people were arrested from that incident. authorities are still looking for these four suspects, a black male with jeans and long-sleeved black shirt, a man of pacific islander descent in a dark jacket and jeans, a black woman
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in red shirt and gray sweatpants and another man pacific islander descent with a camouflage jacket. palo alto police used the find my iphone app to track down this guy. they say 48-year-old mario zargoza of san jose stole an ipad out of a home in san jose. police later found several stolen electronic items and jewelry as well as prescription drugs at zargoza's home. he has been booked on four felony charges. detectives want to know if he is connected to other burglaries in palo alto. chaos and confusion in kenya. police gain control in the shopping mall hostage crisis. now a uc-berkeley grad speaks out about surviving the terrorist attack. >> this type of activity is not just a bad behavior but illegal. >> they can make or break a business. the major crackdown on companies that buy phony yelp reviews. >> not bad for the first full day of fall. low 80s for you in vacaville,
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blackhawk you hit 82. milpitas 81 degrees today. sausalito coming in close to 80 degrees. but don't get used to it. another weather change is coming. find out how cool we are going to get next. >> and putting smartphones strength to the test. you may be surprised which popular models are the easiest to break. ,, ,,,,,,
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tonight. gunshots . it appears that the deadly three-day standoff and hostage crisis at a mall in kenya is coming to an end tonight. [ gunfire ] >> people went running for cover when gunshots rang out this morning. kenyan forces say they took back control of the westgate mall in nairobi and believe all the hostages have been released. this is cell phone video from when al qaeda linked gunmen stormed the mall on saturday killing at least 62 people. one survivor described trying to help a young victim. >> all the other kids, lie
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down, lie downright now. lie down. and the poor boy, i tried to, you know, put my hand there to stop the bleeding. i don't know what i was doing. i don't know what i was doing. but i couldn't save him. i couldn't save him. >> kenyan officials report more than 10 suspects have been arrested. president obama says the u.s. will provide kenya with whatever law enforcement support is necessary. a uc-berkeley graduate was one of the more than 170 people injured in the attack. 26-year-old elaine dang moved to nairobi last year to work for an online restaurant guide. she says two of her kenyan friends were killed in the mall. dang posted a picture on twitter to let everyone know that she is okay. >> i am also very grateful for, like, the kenyan people. everyone was so helpful and supportive. >> she also said that she hopes the shooting doesn't paint an ugly picture of kenya, a country that she loves. a bay area woman takes on abercrombie & fitch and wins. >> i felt like it was right for me to stand up and say something about it. >> now the company is making a
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change to its infamous employee dress code. it was looking like a blowout on the bay but now the tide is changing. how oracle could be on its way to one of the biggest comebacks in america's cup history. ,, pepper jack cheese, mushrooms,
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big crackdown on fake revie. ch, julie . most companies know that a write-up on yelp can make or break their business. now there's a big crackdown on fake reviews. on the consumerwatch, julie watts explains how those bogus posts can get a business into trouble. reporter: >> again, i'm really sorry about what happened. >> reporter: when hvac service heating and air had to reschedule an appointment, debbie ramos said she never imagined it would earn them a one star review on yelp but she was even more shocked at the response they got when they offered to make it up to the yelp super reviewer. >> he will change the review if he gets a check. >> reporter: paying for reviews is a clear violation of yelp's policy and the new york attorney general has now made it clear, it's also against the law. 19 companies have agreed to pay $350,000 in penalties for either writing fake online reviews or paying others to do it for them. >> this type of activity is not just a bad behavior but it's
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illegal. >> reporter: yelp says their review filter algorithm has been filtering out fakes for years but hopes the attorney general's action will add another layer of deterrent industrywide. fake reviews are more common on various sites thanks in part to a growing number of online reputation management companies that will write reviews for a price. >> use remember clearly relying on consumer reviews to find a -- users are clearly relying on consumer reviews to find a local business and that's a big incentive to game the system. >> reporter: a study in 2011 found a one star increase to a yelp review could raise revenue by 5 to 9%. and while fake reviews might mean a bad meal for some, for others it could be dangerous. >> it really does hurt my business. >> reporter: while debbie ramos won't go as far as to pay for a good review, she admits they are so important, she does do a little something to encourage repeat reviewer business. >> our yelp customers don't know this but if you leave a yelp review, we will hand write a letter saying thank you very much and me put a starbucks
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gift in. >> reporter: that's not against the law since the reviews are not in return for the gift card but guidelines require you fully disclose if you are compensated for a review. representatives from the california attorney general kamala harris' office wouldn't say if they are looking into similar action here. and remember, if you have a consumer complaint, give us a call 888-5-helps-u. abercrombie & fitch agreed to change a policy to settle two discrimination lawsuits brought by bay area women. hani khan of san mateo and halla banafa of milpitas will get a total of $71,000 plus a every attorneys' fees. banafa sued last year claiming she was denied a job at abercrombie because of her hijab. khan sued in 2011 saying that she was fired from the stockroom at the hollister store inside the hillsdale more for refusing to take off her head scarf. >> if it could happen to me in
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the bay area, it can happen to anyone. i'm not anyone different. i felt like it was right for me to stand up and say something about it. >> abercrombie says it has updated its look policy to state that the exceptions can be made for religious beliefs. it specifically said that head scarves can be worn in the workplace and employees can appeal to human resources if they are deny. bart and its unions are back at the bargaining table in the hopes of averting another strike. the two sides have three general sessions scheduled for this week. and the unions will hold supplemental sessions to discuss union-specific issues. bart is offering 10% raises over four years but the unions want a 21% wage hike. today one bart board member said the unions aren't being reasonable. the unions say bart's first offers were way too low. there could be a strike if the 60-day cooling-off period ends without an agreement. we are just 2.5 weeks away from
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the 11:59 p.m. deadline on october 10th. >> we have been here before, haven't we? >> we have. >> a couple of times? >> mm-hm. >> you know, weather-wise, i can feel i in the air, feeling like fall. >> nights are getting longer and cooler. feels like fall. some of the trees are even turning. not sure if that's because of the drought or because of the cooler weather. live look outside shows a beautiful fall day. first full day of fall live from san jose looking towards the coast and that marine layer just being very patient and waiting its turn to move in. it will move in tonight and tomorrow morning. we'll be foggy for you in san jose. it is nothing but sunshine over the city right now. you made it into the 70s today in san francisco. currently 68. how about oakland? you got to 80 today. currently 78 degrees and we are still in the 80s for livermore and concord and santa rosa. it has been a temperature slide in livermore until today. 94 degrees last thursday. but you bottomed out on saturday with all that rain, 72 for a high. and today you're back above normal with a high of 48 degrees in beautiful livermore.
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lows tonight 50s. that's one sign ken was talking about, longer cooler nights. fremont do you to 53. oakland 58. and sunrise tomorrow morning 7:00 getting later by about a minute or two every day. onshore flow was still strong but not here. it is up to the north. oregon, washington, still getting some showers. our rainfall is done for a while but low pressure moving into the northwest will kind of kick up the onshore flow tomorrow. and grabbing more of the ocean influence temperatures are going to drop by about 5 to 10 degrees tomorrow and wednesday. but that same lope area now slides over the rocky mountains and the same low will give us a different wind flow. a wind flow from the north and northeast. that's going to warm us up for next weekend. the same low pressure area giving us two different types of weather, cooler for the next couple of days and warming up toward the weekend. tomorrow and wednesday the two chilliest days of the week. then the offshore wind is going to be a warm weekend near the water even the city may get close to 80 degrees coming up on saturday and sunday. for tomorrow, tuesday, livermore down to 77. san jose cooling off to 74. sunnyvale will hit 72.
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cupertino 73. 70s that's it for pleasant hill. san ramon and pleasanton nice but cooler than normal. mill valley 73. daly city 65. san leandro 71. and also the 70s to our north, ukiah 76. cool the next couple of days but hey, it's fall. thursday back to the 80s inland. saturday and sunday near the bay with an offshore wind, we will be up near 80 degrees. >> wow. >> the first full weekend of fall, we'll feel more like summer. >> can't complaining. >> very nice weather, yes. >> thank you. the comeback continues. oracle team usa still alive in the america's cup after winning its fifth straight race. sports director dennis o'donnell here now. when i left a week ago they were talking about it being done last weekend. >> it's already the longest in the history, 162 years, this is the longest it's ever taken to win the cup but i like it. i get to go out there every day, i'm out there on the marina or at pier 27. it's a lot of turn. there was only one race today after the start time was
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delayed but when ac72s hit the bay, oracle closed team new zealand's lead 8-6. the winds coming through the golden gate forcing a 30-minute delay. team oracle once again was first to the start line and by mark 4 they opened up a 21- second lead on new zealand. they would win by 33 seconds. the second race of the day was postponed. so if team oracle can sweep tomorrow's races, the series will be all tied. >> really got a huge -- the guys have been working very hard. again last night the shore team until the early hours of the morning and the boat's just going fantastic. >> we're very upbeat. we know we can win. the oracle guys -- we have an opportunity to get back into it. bit of a down wind staying chose school dean barker has to be feeling the heat.
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the kiwis have been ready to celebrate for a week. 1:15 tomorrow, if oracle winds every wins, another race at 2:15. >> it's cool the way it's working out. thank you. and a reminder, you can watch the raiders take on the bronx -- we'll change. that raiders whip the broncos -- there you go! >> -- in a half hour, that happens on our sister station cw 44/cable 12 at 5:30 this evening. drop, dunk and slid across tables. smartphones duke it out in a demolition derby. which device was crowned the king of durability. >> i think people need to be aware --
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♪ for a store near you go to benjaminmoore.com/bayarea. 9 million of the 5-s and 5-c models since the ree friday. thats almost twice . apple's new iphone launch was a record-breaker. shoppers snapped up 9 million of the 5s and 5c models since the release on friday. that's almost twice as many smartphones as the iphone 5's opening weekend last year. apple shares jumped 5% on the news. if you did get the new
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iphone, handle with care. new durability tests show the 5s and 5c are more likely to break if you drop them than the previous iphone models. the company square trade tested four phones against several hazards such as dunking them in water and dropping them. the biggest loser was samsung's galaxy s4. and the phone that fared the best was google's moto x. now for a look at what's ahead on the "cbs evening news with scott pelley." >> reporter: great to be with you in the bay area. as you have been reporting scores of shoppers have been killed in nairobi as terrorists continue to hold off security forces at a shopping mall. our charlie d'agata is on the scene at the mall. plus, we are going to show you how this same terrorist group recruits americans to its cause. those stories tonight on the "cbs evening news" at 5:30 right after kpix 5 news. land o'lakes sauté express meal starter, with herbs, spices, butter and olive oil.
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>> pelley: tonight, the terrorist siege of a shopping mall continues. scores of shoppers have been killed in nairobi as terrorists hold off security forces. >> reporter: moments ago there was a series of explosions and waves of gunfire. they've even started firing tear gas. >> pelley: charlie d'agata is there. dean reynolds shows us how this terrorist group recruits americans to its cause. rules banning electronics on takeoff and land willing be changing. sharyl attkisson has the story. and charlie rose and norah o'donnell speak with the former president about hillary's choice. >> reporter: do you think she'd ra e president or a grandmother? >> (laughs) captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelleoo

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