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>> beautiful. >> we are going to do it today. a lot of sunshine around the bay area. cool to start in spots but it's going to william up nicely. we'll talk about that coming up. >> all right. the big traffic headline, bart trains are rolling. no strike. they did leave the yard on time. no delays for the bart system or any local transit. i'll have more "kcbs traffic" in a minute. >> you got a reprieve. >> we all did. >> thank you. but we begin with some breaking news out of pleasant hill this morning. loud explosions coming from this hou fire scaring neighbors in the dove court neighborhood there. the fire started around 1:30 this morning and when firefighters got there, the house and the cars in the driveway were in flames. firefighters say the explosions happened near the cars. downed power lines made it difficult to fight the fire but it didn't spread. bart trains are running this morning and contract talks resume in a few hours.
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labor and management bargained until 12:30 this morning. they resume at 10:00. there's a gag order so no information about what's happening in the talks but a federal mediator said there is no strike today. >> we are intimately involved in the negotiations. we are devoting all our efforts and energy to achieve an agreement. no questions. >> the talks went on for another two hours. one person not at the talks yesterday was thomas hock. he will be back today after a trip to disney land. he spoke at a conference there. union members say his absence was helpful. they complained about him during the negotiations. so are you sick of all this? many are but most are just tired of staying up light to find out if the trains are running or not. >> everyone is up until midnight twittering, facebooking, texting each other.
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how are we going to get to work set up a carpool? >> we'll keep you posted on the latest developments throughout the day today and you can always go to ac transit is trying to convince the governor to block a threatened strike by its workers. management for the transit agency hand-delivered a letter to governor brown asking for a cooling-off period. if the governor agrees, buses would keep rolling for the next two months. some commuters can't imagine the possibility of overlapping strikes by bart and ac transit workers. >> that would really be bad. it would hurt a lot of people, too. a lot of money would be lost for people who just can't get to work. >> bart and ac transit workers face similar issues. both want pay raises to make up for financial setbacks from the last contract. ac transit workers might go on strike tonight at midnight. five people were hospitalized after a pickup
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truck collided with a vta bus on 680 in milpitas during yesterday's afternoon commute on southbound 680 near the highway 237 connector. four bus passengers as well as the truck driver were slightly hurt. it took nearly two hours to clear the wreckage. >> today senate leaders are optimistic about reaching a last-minute deal to end the government's partial government shutdown. tomorrow is the day the u.s. will reach its debt limit. cbs news' susan mcginnis reports from capitol hill, the negotiations continue even as time is running out. >> reporter: senate republicans and democrats worked through the night on a bill to re-open the government and avoid default. the efforts were resumed after talks in the house fell apart. >> we felt blindsided by the news from the house but this isn't the first time. >> reporter: the house balked at the senate plan and propose the its own, again -- proposed
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its own, again, adding provisions that limited the affordable care act. >> trying to find a way forward in a bipartisan way to continue to provide fairness to the american people under obamacare. >> but tea party republicans weren't convinced and the house bill died before it was voted on. conservative house members say their constituents agree that the fight over the president's healthcare law is worth it. >> there's a higher principle. >> reporter: the government will no longer have the authority to borrow money to pay bills starting tomorrow it risk default on its loans. >> this isn't what russia is doing to us. this isn't what china is doing to us. this is what the house of representatives is doing to us. >> reporter: the credit rating agency fitch has put the u.s. on warning for a downgrade of its aaa rating because of threat of default. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> because of senate rules it takes days to pass bills even with bipartisan support. the process can be sped up but
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it requires the approval of all 100 senators. happening today, another 7,000 workers in the bay area could be furloughed as part of the goverment shutdown. as sharon chin reports, shutdown procedures are already under way at lawrence livermore and sandia laboratories. >> reporter: employees leaving lawrence livermore and sandia national labs wonder if they will return the rest of the week. this engineer is worried. >> we live paycheck to paycheck. >> reporter: employees will get paid early for new year's eve and president's day holidays to cover lost time. they can also cash in vacation pay or go without pay. >> we'll have to come to an agreement. why wait until the last minute? >> reporter: a union rep says life is already tough. >> many of our employees are going through foreclosures and short sales and some are even in bad shape having trouble buying food. >> reporter: researchers would also leave behind important
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scientific work. >> you cannot work and you're not allowed to work even at home so -- >> reporter: frustrating? >> yes. >> reporter: some fear the goverment shutdown will accelerate a brain drain highly qualified scientists leaving for the private sector. >> going to lose younger people. they have already lost several good people just walking away. >> reporter: and although an east bay congressman requests back pay for furloughed lab workers, union reps advise them don't count on it. sharon chin, kpix 5. >> the shutdown is costing the u.s. a lot of money. moody's analytics puts the tab at $22 billion so far. 4:36 now. a baggage handler is arrested in connection with a dry ice explosion at l.a.x. the past few days. this was the scene sunday night when one ice bomb exploded two others were found. nobody was hurt. 28-year-old decarlo bennett was arrested report in explosions. police had suspected the culprit was a disgruntled employee since the devices were all left in areas that require
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special clearance. san diego's ex-mayor is under house arrest this morning. yesterday, bob filner pleaded guilty to felony false imprisonment for placing a woman in a head lock. he also pleaded guilty to two battery misdemeanors for kissing and groping two others. he will serve three years' probation and three months home confinement. you know what lawrence was doing yesterday? >> at the beach. >> grabbed my little girl and went to the beach. what a gorgeous day. time to enjoy the sunshine all the way to the coastline. today looks like another one of those days. of course, a little chilly to start if you are headed out the door but the offshore winds continuing. high pressure holding on for one more day. we'll see changes as we look toward tomorrow. in the meantime, if you are stepping outside you have clear skies everywhere you go over the city of san francisco looking good. and the temperatures in the 50s in livermore, 56 degrees in san francisco, 53 in san jose, the cool spot again, 41 degrees in
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santa rosa. this afternoon, sunshine and 80s in the valleys. 70s inside the bay, 80s into san jose and more 70s at the beaches. all right. let's check your "kcbs traffic" with liza battalones. >> hey there, lawrence. good morning, everybody. the big traffic news is that bart trains are running this morning. first trains left the yard at 4:00 a.m. on schedule. there is bart service, no strike for now. if you are heading for the ferries, caltrain, altamont commuter express, all local transit on schedule this morning. bay bridge, there is roadwork which is taking place on the incline section, some lanes closed until 5 a.m. traffic wide open at the toll plaza. san mateo bridge fine no major construction projects leaving hayward bound for foster city. the golden gate commute is extremely quiet. that southbound 101 drive is moving at the speed limit between novato and san francisco. and the silicon valley commutes are also looking good. 101 in both directions to and through santa clara into san jose, right here wide open for
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both directions of 101 approaching mckee. that's "kcbs traffic." guys? >> thank you, liza. two young children are okay and back with their families after the car they were in was stolen in san francisco. police say a woman took the car near 22nd and folsom around 6 p.m. and took off. the car and the two toddlers were found on sweeney street. police describe the suspect as a thin white woman with short curly brown here. she is still on the loose. fremont police want to use surveillance cameras to crackdown on crime but as kpix 5 reporter keit do reports, the plan is stirring up controversy controversy. >> reporter: bad guys beware you soon may be watched in fremont a lot. this is a picture from a test surveillance camera at central avenue and joseph street. the city is on track to get 20 more just like it. >> i understand the privacy concerns. >> reporter: the city council voted to reallocate $160,000 in federal grants that might be
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used to buy more cameras and install them at intersections throughout the city. fremont police say they have had a lot of success with surveillance video. it helped them catch a woman stealing packages last christmas. and this man, who robbed and beat an old woman at a nearby walmart last week. however, if the city uses the federal grant it would require the cameras to be installed in low and moderate income areas like central downtown. police say they are not targeting the poor. >> we are restricted by the grant funding to put the cameras in these specific areas but it really doesn't have a correlation to the fact that we believe that more crime occurs in these areas and it's just about finding the specific locations within these areas that meet part of the bigger project. >> reporter: that bigger project? cover the whole city with cameras! only three people spoke tonight and accused the city of trying to sneak the issues past residents. >> i would expect our local elected representatives to protect what little privacy we have left. this is a horrible idea!
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>> reporter: in fremont, kiet do, kpix 5. >> if that project does go through, the city could have the cameras up by the end of next summer. 4:41. from drug dealers to pastor, the real life story about redemption filmed here in the bay area. >> after a year of bullying a teenager takes her own life the two suspects who may have pushed her over the edge on social media. why they may not go to jail. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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california. check out this carcass of an 18 foot long oarfish (or-fish). a southern calif a rare sea beast is discovered off the coast of southern california. take a look. it's the carcass of an 18-foot- long orr fish. a southern california snorkeler found it off the coast of catalina. they can grow up to 56 feet long. it took 15 people to haul this big one out the water. >> i have never heard or seen one. >> scary. >> a giant eel. from one sea monster to
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another people are being told to stay out of the water in los angeles county after a surfer got near a shark in two feet of water. the woman captured a picture two feet under the surfboard at manhattan beach. some people are not surprised. >> their habitat is being taken and now they are moving here i suppose. >> i guess so. lifeguard spotted sharks in the same area about a month ago. amazing what you see in the water, sharks, sea lions. i saw a whale out there one time. huge. >> friendly. >> you're hoping. [ laughter ] >> you're hoping it's not a killer whale! hey, guys. around the bay area today we have sunshine coming our way looks like a great day. how the the door mostly clear skies and chilly especially in
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the valleys temperatures in the 40s. high pressure overhead will bring with it more sunshine and, of course, we have been kind of rounding up some very nice days. the beautiful autumn weather is continuing. temperatures in the 50s in many spots now although 41 in santa rosa. looks like the pattern will change a little starting to see changes in the atmosphere now but for today looks like another day of autumn sunshine and warm temperatures and slight cooling toward tomorrow. then changes again as we look toward the weekend. winds not too bad. moving out of the east- northeast so you have that offshore breeze blowing but not too strongly so making for another nice day around the bay area. high pressure breaking down a little bit so we're going to see plenty of sunshine but a weak system dropping over the top of it so cooler weather on the way for tomorrow at least slightly. central valley numbers in the 80s. 70s into monterey bay of temperatures around our bay again going to be spectacular. 80 in san jose. 74 in half moon bay. east bay temperatures running up in the 80s again and inside the bay beautiful sunshine, 79
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in oakland. 77 in of is. next couple of days we are going to see cooler weather maybe a few more clouds on thursday then temperatures warming up again slightly on friday and saturday before cooling down heading in toward next week. let's check out your "kcbs traffic" with liza battalones. >> good morning, everybody. it's deja vu all over again as far as bart is concerned. no strike this morning. can't tell you about tomorrow. but we can tell you that they are on schedule. those first bart trains left the yard at 4:00 this morning. no delays across the board for local transit. if you are heading for the altamont pass, 580 is looking good so far no major delays leaving the altamont pass bound for the silicon valley. just a briefly delaying leaving the 205 interchange. in silicon valley 880 and 237 great options through milpitas. here's the interchange where there are no problems for westbound 237 as it rolls through the san jose area. just keep in mind if you plan on driving into the city there is roadwork that has shut down
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the southbound 101 connector ramp to the central freeway. it will be closed for about the next 15 to 20 minutes. so far the bay bridge toll plaza is looking good. as with the san mateo bridge, still trouble-free for the drive out of hayward bound for foster city. so overall a good start to the morning commute. that's a look at traffic. >> thank you. two florida girls now face criminal charges accused of cyber bullying a 12-year-old girl who committed suicide. anna werner reports, comments on facebook led police to the you can suspects. reporter: police say rebecca sedgwick was relentlessly tormented by two classmates for a year. the arrests were made after the 14-year-old suspect boasted on the internet about the bullying. >> she made a comment in reference to, yeah, i bullied rebecca and yeah, she's dead. but i don't give a blank. >> reporter: the 14-year-old and her 12-year-old accomplice allegedly has rayburn reservoired sedwick at school then followed her online. taunts, you should drink bleach
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and die, no one likes you. and you should go kill yourself. sedwick jumped off a tower near her home after writing friends, i am jumping. i can't take it anymore. we spoke to her mother tricia norman last month. >> i want them to pay for it because they took my baby away. they took her confident away. now she is gone from me. >> reporter: the sheriff hasn't ruled out charging the suspects's parents. >> if you can't supervise your child, if they don't behave, then take away their devices. it don't allow them so-to-have facebook. >> reporter: so who do you blame here more, the girls or the parents? >> both equally. >> reporter: anna werner, cbs news, winters haven, florida. >> the two young suspects are under house arrest. the sheriff says they are unlikely to face jail time because this is their first offense. an actor who appeared in the fx sons of anarchy series got help from his father after
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he got caught trying to skip out on his bar tab. tmz posted this picture of paul vazquez handcuffed on a curb in san jose outside a bar. he reportedly got drunk, made a bill of $56 at the bar and tried to skip out. the bar called police. the person's father paid the tab. actors and others were in downtown san jose last night for a movie filmed in the city. from the historic california theater, the film is based on the life of a drug dealer. >> reporter: it did have it all, the lights, the stars, the film called "i'm in love with a church girl" premiered tonight at the california theater in downtown san jose. >> we definitely felt so much love from the people who live here in san jose so it means a lot to be back. >> big part of the dna of the movie is san jose. >> reporter: the man from san
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jose wrote the movie, produced it, shot much of it here in the city. it's the story about his own life. he wrote it in prison. >> this guy is the biggest drug trafficker in all of california. >> reporter: it's the story of a drug dealer who finds love and god and redeems his life. he goes on to become a church leader. >> there's two kinds of people in this world, people who do, people who believe, people who grab and people who don't. i believe in it. i love my city. that's why we gonna have the premiere here. >> i'm in between churches right now. >> reporter: the lead character is played by hip-hop ja rule who just finished his own two- year prison sentence in real life for weapons and tax evasion. >> it's good to see that people can change,have second chances. i think that's what america is like, love to see people bounce back from tragedy to triumph. >> it's good to see people from
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the hometown be successful. your past doesn't determine your future. he changed it for the better. >> reporter: all because of you. [ laughter ] >> no. >> church girl. >> reporter: in san jose, joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> i'm in love with a church girl opens this friday. many plan to show it to congregations. it is 4:51. wall street is eager to snap up twitter. how the blogging company is breaking tradition on its upcoming ipo. >> why apple is betting on a famous name in fashion to polish its image. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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products. it's hiring angela ahrend to take over as the well, apple is turning to a star from the world of fashion
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to sell more products. it's hiring angela, currently the ceo of the luxury label berberry. she is widely credited with turning around the fortunes of the brand by modernizing. next up, the cupertino tech giant. >> what looks right, set the right colors, the right size, are we giving the troops what they really want on the shelves? are we going to have shops in manila, london, paris? that's what she is all about. >> when she takes over next year, she will be the only female executive in the company. if couldn't can't reach a deal to raise the nation's borrowing limit by tomorrow, the u.s. could default and could be armageddon for the economy. credit agency fitch is reviewing the nation's aaa credit rating for a possible
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downgrade. wall street investors are getting nervous. yesterday, the dow was down 133. the nasdaq lost 21. and the futures are suggesting a lower open for u.s. stocks again today. one said u.s. treasuries are like glue that binds all the world financial markets. the default would lead to a catastrophic chain reaction in markets around the world. if the u.s. can't pay its debt, treasuries would turn into risky investments and carry higher interest rates leading to higher interest rates on mortgages and student loans. still the corporate world is trying to go about business as usual. twitter is planning to list its shares for its ipo on the new york stock exchange. this breaks a long-standing tradition of high-profile tech companies listing on the nasdaq. the nasdaq has faced certain problems lately including at facebook's ipo last year which led to confusion. that's your moneywatch. for the latest business news,
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following me on twitter #gigi stone tv. coming up at 4:55, it is a common tool to use to fight crime but wait until you see where some police in one bay area city want to install the surveillance cameras. >> reporter: another morning, another sigh of relief for bart passengers. there is no strike today. but we'll update you on where negotiations stand coming up next. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a lot of work to be done on both the economic issues and work rules. but the good news is we're back there. we had progress last night and hopefully, we can continue to tackle those big remaining issues. >> bart trains are running today. there are signs of movement but no deal yet. it's still unclear if the strike deadline was just extended or if strike something now off the table. >> obviously, it would be a real mess. >> meanwhile, ac transit workers announced they would walk off the job come thursday. >> that's why ac transit asked governor jerry brown to step in and order a 60-day cooling-off
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period to delay a thursday strike. >> people live from paycheck to paycheck. >> reporter: 7,000 workers at lawrence livermore and sandia labs could be furloughed today. >> this isn't what russia is doing to us. this is not what china is doing to us. this is what the house of representatives is doing to us. >> today is the last day the united states government can borrow money to pay its bills. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, it's wednesday, october 16. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 5:00. get you out the door with a little weather. lawrence, another beach day, right? >> another great one outside, lots of sunshine all the way to the coastline. the weather we love at this time of year. out there right now, though, a little cool in spots. we have mostly clear skies at the coastline. the temperatures running generally in the 40s and 50s. but high pressure overhead right now so you have nice
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clear skies and really just a gentle breeze this morning. otherwise, some calm conditions. numbers out the door, well, it is chilly in the north bay valleys, 41 degrees in santa rosa right now. 52 degrees in san jose. 50 in livermore and 51 in oakland but by the afternoon what a day it's going to be again even out at the beaches. some of the temperatures again into the 70s. 70s a few 80s inside the bay. and some 80s in the valleys. how long will it last? we'll talk about that coming up. right now, we have liza battalones with your "kcbs traffic" report. >> good morning. if you are a bart rider just know that you can get into work this morning. bart is running. the trains are on time, no strike. full service on the system. no delays reported for golden gate ferries, caltrain or ace. meanwhile, if you plan on hopping in your car and making the highway 4 commute, so far that has been trouble-free with light traffic leaving antioch bound for pittsburg down the willow pass. even the altamont pass so far is looking okay


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