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on the job today while a three- member panel investigates the ongoing talks for the next week. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning. it's thursday, october 17. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 right now. >> yeah. let's get a check on weather and traffic. first with lawrence. >> good morning. not as cold around the bay area to start out the day today. we had a weak system move through late yesterday and overnight so that's brought with it a little more moisture outside the atmosphere and held temperatures up a couple of degrees. still we are looking at slightly cooler temperatures throughout the bay area this afternoon but a very nice day. we are going to see a whole lot of sunshine. see that weak system sliding through the clouds. that's moving out. lots of sunshine coming our way as we head throughout the day. the sea breeze likely to kick up earlier. still 43 degrees and cool in santa rosa. 50 in san jose. and 55 in san francisco this afternoon. low 80s inland but we'll start
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to see some cooler temperatures with a sea breeze kicking in along the coastline, 60s and low 70s here and about 75 degrees in san francisco. all right. let's check out your "kcbs traffic" with liza battalones. >> and we're looking at a rerun of what we reported to you yesterday as far as bart is concerned. bart trains are running this morning. they are still talking. no strikes for now. bottom line no delays for the bart system. you can catch bart today to get to and from work. no problems for the ferry, caltrain or the altamont pass. we also have our first accident of the morning in pleasanton. westbound 580 approaching foothill. a hit-and-run accident off to the right-hand shoulder. it's not slow down traffic too much right in the middle of the shot and still room on westbound 580 through the livermore valley. 880/237 in milpitas, no construction overnight. no problems there. and all of our silicon valley freeways are moving at the speed limit. that's a look at "kcbs
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traffic." a live look at the u.s. capitol where the federal government is open for business again. the senate and the house approved a plan to end the 16 his day shutdown. it was signed by president obama last night. it will fund the government through mid-january and allow the government to borrow money through february 7. more on that in just a moment. >> first, anne makovec is following the latest developments in the bart contract talks. anne, we not trains are running today as those marathon negotiating sessions enter hour 19. >> reporter: it's hard to believe. both parties have to be delirious right now. they have been at it all night here at the caltrans building in downtown oakland. now, the last official word we heard was from the federal mediator around 10:30 last night. here's what he had to say. >> negotiations have been continuing. the parties are totally engaged. some progress has been made. and the parties have authorized me as they had on the two prior
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nights to advice that on their interests and for the good of the public interest, trains will be running for the day tomorrow. >> reporter: when he said tomorrow, he means today. there is a gag order in place and he won't say exactly how much progress or how close they are to a deal. now, one thing that did change in the last 24 hours is that the unions are telling us there are going to let us know by 10:00 whether or not there will be a strike the next day. last night that announcement came at about 10:30 but that was better than 1 a.m. that's what happened earlier this week directly as a result of riders complaining that they have had to stay up until the wee hours of the morning to find out whether or not they even have a ride to work in the morning. we are going to stay here to let you know when the parties come out and whether or not there is a deal. right now live in oakland, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> let's hope so. stay with kpix 5 and kpix.com for the very latest updates on those bart negotiations.
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ac transit buses are also operating this morning. ac transit workers have threatened to strike. rank-and-file workers rejected two proposals that union leaders supported. governor brown stepped in yesterday and appointed a three- member panel to investigate the ongoing talks. if there is no agreement within the next week, the governor could issue a 60-day cooling- off period like he did with bart. >> obviously, we're very gratified to hear that, very relieved for our riders, particularly the 30,000 schoolchildren who tomorrow would have had to try to find some alternative form of transportation. >> hopefully it will give us time to sit down with the district and maybe be able to come up with a contract that members can live with. >> union members say the big issues include medical benefits and safety of drivers and passengers. >> well, it's a done deal in our nation's capital. with minutes to spare president obama signed a law ending the government shutdown and the debt ceiling crisis. at least for now. >> reporter: just nine minutes
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before the midnight deadline the , the president signed the bill to open the government and raise the debt ceiling. last night on capitol hill the bill passed easily out of the senate and then through the house largely with democratic support. the president praised congress for finally reaching an agreement. >> we'll begin re-opening our government immediately. and we can begin to lift this cloud of uncertainty and unease from our businesses and from the american people. >> reporter: the deal keeps the government funded through january 15. but a budget conference in congress now has to come up with a broader budget deal by december 13. it also raises the debt ceiling through february 7. as the system of income verifications for subsidies within president obama's healthcare bill to prevent fraud. this is the only change to obamacare. as part of the signed deal, federal workers will receive back pay for the time they were furloughed. many now are already looking ahead to the new deadline this
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deal has created for congress. >> we'll have a second chance between now and january to prove to the american people, the republican party wan govern and the congress can address the problems that face us all. >> there was a strange outburst during the house vote. look closely center of your screen. a woman described as a long- time house stenographer just began shouting and had to be removed from the chamber. lawmakers say she was yelling about the house being divided and at one point she yelled, praise be to god lord jesus christ. the budget stalemate and government shutdown have harmed the tea party's popularity according to a new survey. the pew research poll conducted this month found 49% of the public viewing the tea party unfavorably. the 30% having a favorable view. in june, the gap was smaller just 45 to 37%. three years ago the polls showed more people had a favorable impression of the tea party. republican senator ted cruz of texas was a driving force
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behind the idea of not passing a budget plan without big changes to healthcare reform. the tea party favorite is popular in his home state of texas but the houston "chronicle" which endorsed him in the general election criticized him in an editorial this week. newark, new jersey mayor cory booker defeated a tea party candidate last night in a special u.s. senate election. the democrat beat republican steve lonega in. by 10 points. the special election became necessary when frank lautenberg died in june. the rush was on to get to alcatraz before the government reopened. there was a small crowd already in line to buy tickets late yesterday afternoon. >> we pulled over to look at the pamphlets and the gentleman said i think we're going to be open and then we saw the news vans. i said something's going on. so here we are booking. >> alcatraz tours resume today.
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>> and visitors centers and campgrounds will re-open today. yosemite national park roads, public areas and the rest of the park opened up yesterday. about a dozen east bay high school soccer players were robbed during a scrimmage at lowell park in west oakland yesterday afternoon. two men started taking backpacks the players had left on the field. when the teenagers confronted the men, they say one of them showed a gun. the robbers got away with the backpacks without firing any shots. uc-berkeley is increasing security after four armed robberies on or near campus in the past week. the latest was just after 7:30 tuesday morning. a student told police two men demanded his property and one showed him the handle of a gun in his pocket. so far police haven't come up with any evidence to link any of the robberies. a cleaning lady given credit for breaking up an identity theft ring in benicia. the suspects were believed to be operating out of two hotels. a worker at one of hotels found stacks of stolen credit cards
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and equipment used to steal identities. >> from all the items that i observed, they appeared very sophisticated, high-tech, and the man ever -- in how they were trying to wash the checks and reissue them to fraudulent people. >> hotel management locked away the items, called the police when someone came and asked for the items. officers arrested three people. state dmv is cracking down on people using disabled placards illegally. they caught 241 people on the first day alone including 25 right here in the bay area. it is a misdemeanor. fines can be as high as $3,500. what happens in vegas can sometimes haunt you forever. a drunken night in sin city cost a cal law school grad his freedom. justin teixeira was taken to prison boot camp yesterday after being convicted of beheading a bird at the resort last year. he was caught on surveillance
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with two other students chasing a bird. he will be serving his sentence after he finds out if he passes his bar exam in california to become a lawyer. a completion in burlingame of the first block of a major construction project on burlingame avenue. there will be a party in the 1200 block of burlingame avenue from 5:00 to 8:00. a public hearing is planned this evening to discuss a plan to charge for parking at the larkspur ferry terminal. it's currently free. the idea would be to charge $2 to $5 daily only on weekdays. this evening's hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the larkspur ferry terminal. 5:10. coming up free speech and a t- shirt. a controversial case involving a south bay school heads to federal court this morning. >> plus an alleged victim in a small town rape case says she is excited to know someone is taking a special look. why a special prosecutor could refile charges. also ahead -- >> okay! >> all right. so let's put the baby right here. the baby is crying. >> like a life-sized version of
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the game operation. the hands on experience for some local budding health professionals coming your way. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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now getting a second look. 14-year old daisy coleman cs e raped her a rape case that rattled the small town of maryville, missouri, is now getting a second look. 14-year-old daisy coleman claims a teen acquaintance raped her last year but charges
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were dropped two months later. now the prosecutor who dropped those charges is asking for a special prosecutor to take another look at the case. >> i was more than excited. i felt like i was going to be able to work with someone who was actually excited about this case. >> until that time, the witnesses never told me they were willing to cooperate and testify after they invoked their fifth amendment rights. >> the prosecutor says he dropped the case because coleman refused to testify. he decided to look into it once again after the victim gave a television interview saying she would testify. coleman says some boys gave her some alcohol at a party where later she said she was allegedly raped. the accused boy maintains the sex was consensual. that story is trending right now. also trending, deal reached. congress agreed on a budget deal that avoided the debt ceiling deadline and default and reopened the federal government. bart strikes trains up and running as bart management and the unions continue their
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talks. miley cyrus always trending. her new album bangers debuted at number one on the billboard 200 and oreos. the new study suggests that america's favorite cookie is as addictive as cocaine remember, you can follow us on twitter #cbssf. >> are you a dunker? >> i'll eat it anyway but i like the filling first. >> as long as you get it. how about, you liza? >> i'm a splitter. split it apart, check it out, then go for it. good morning, everybody. we are going to talk about the thursday commute where as we have been reporting to you on kpix 5, bart trains are rolling no strike for now. and they are operating with no delays on the system. no problems for ferries, caltrain and the first ace train left stockton for san jose on schedule. as we check on the bay bridge commute where the metering lights are still off, it is wide open at the toll plaza. by and large, light traffic for the bay area commute with no major accidents out there. the chp just cleared up a minor fender-bender that happened in pleasanton westbound 580
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approaching foothill. they are clearing it off to the right-hand shoulder. san mateo bridge westbound 92 at the toll plaza there, that has been fine. no delays before you pay your money and cross the bridge heading towards the peninsula. and over southern marin at the golden gate that's also looking good. no backups as of yet for all of marin county approaching san francisco. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." here's lawrence. >> all right. a lot of sunshine coming our way but the temperatures going to be cooling down a little outside today as high pressure is going to weaken somewhat. still, out the door, we have mostly clear skies maybe a couple of high clouds drifting overhead. we have some great weather ahead today but the temperatures going to be coming down sea breeze going to be stronger as we head in toward the afternoon. not quite as cold out the door this morning heading out. and then more beautiful autumn sunshine continuing the next couple of days. high pressure weakening somewhat as low passes to our east. still that ridge is going to be stagnant there. that means it's going to sit around and bring a lot of
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sunshine today and the next few days. 72 degrees, mostly sunny, finally getting some clouds moving near the coastline toward friday. but the weekend looks nice as high pressure will strength nienstedt as well and that should do you the temperatures to warm up. looking at 79 degrees and sunny in san jose today. 77 in fremont. 69 and cooler and getting breezy in the afternoon in pacifica. east bay temperatures sneaking into the low 80s in the warmest spots then inside the bay you will feel that sea breeze temperatures cooler into san francisco at 75, and 76 in sausalito. next couple of days more sunshine on the way maybe slightly warmer at least in the inland valleys toward friday and saturday. and no rain in sight keeping you dry but some clouds may be moving into our skies toward the middle of next week. >> not bad. all right. >> very nice weather continues. >> i like it. lawrence, thanks. happening today, the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals in san francisco will hear a heated case concerning three morgan hill students. those students refused to remove shirts with the american flag on them. they had those shirts on during
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cinco de mayo in 2011. school officials say the students' civil rights can be curtailed for safety. a lower court agreed and tossed the case out. but the students appealed. getting a leg up in the competitive job market is important even if it's five or 10 years down the road. kaiser has a youth career day a chance to get a head start in the medfield. >> i'm going to have you lean up here. reporter: you are looking at the future of the healthcare industry. fresh faces from oakland tech and life academy high getting a life-changing view of the business side of medicine. >> they really get the feel for what it's like to interact as a human being and as a health professional. >> reporter: 150 teenagers were the guesting of kaiser's healthcare innovation center in san leandro, a medical simulator of sorts where the
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students witness everything from surgery to childbirth. >> okay. >> all right. so let's put the baby right over here. baby is crying. >> reporter: you're going to go home tonight and say, i delivered a baby! [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> reporter: how's that make you feel? >> i would like to do it when i get older. >> reporter: is this helping you to reinforce those thoughts? >> yes. >> reporter: that's the whole idea. this is kaiser's first youth career day where the hope is to introduce a new generation to careers in healthcare, from doctors to administrative jobs, the medical works. and these students were enjoying every bit of it and taking notes. >> you have to have a lot of patience and care towards your patients. you have to know how to make a person feel comfortable and how to make them feel like nothing -- >> reporter: are you more excited about becoming a nurse now that you were here? >> yes, a lot more excited. i can't wait. >> reporter: did anything scare you? >> uhm, not really. no. everything was just really fun
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and interesting today. >> i see a budding professional group. i'm exited for them and us. >> what a cool opportunity. >> hands on experience. >> talk about a field trip. career day also included community college students as well from san francisco, san pablo, and sacramento. and it was such a hit, kaiser said we're going to keep doing it. they are going to do it again next year, as well. what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at coolschools@kpix.com. we may come out and feature your school on the show. it's 5:20. an alligator is spotted in a florida neighborhood. that's not too unusual. but the big shocker, where it decided to make its home. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, the tigers rev their horsepower in the motor city and what was will ferrell grabbing a microphone in the dodgers game? we'll tell you about that coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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alligator was living there. deputies found the gator wh they were serving an arrest warrant at the home--- the man who quite a surprise in a hot tub in vero beach, florida. deputies found a gator when this were serving an arrest warrant at the home. the man who lived there said it was there when he moved in and he kept feeding it. he was later arrested for
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possession of an alligator. good morning, everybody. it was win or go home for the los angeles dodgers who faced elimination against the st. louis cardinals. maybe the dodgers just needed a little star power. >> at first base, number 23, adrian ay-ay-ay-ay, ay-ay-ay- ay, gonzalez! >> maybe adrian, he may want will ferrell to introduce him before every game! bottom of the 3rd, solo shot. dodgers lead 3-2. it was l.a.'s first home run of the series against st. louis. 5th inning carl crawford sends another souvenir to right. make it 4-2. fourth home run of the play-offs for crawford after hitting just 6 during the regular season. then in theth, gonzalez again. a 6-2 lead, dodgers win 6-4 forcing a game 6 in st. louis friday night. jim leyland shook up his line-up card to spark the
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tigers offense and man did it work. detroit with a huge second inning. tigers score five in the inning and they tie the series at 2 beating the red sox 7-3. and as he was going home, jim leyland told the media, i'm not going to hang on to that line-up card for good luck. maybe i'll sell it in some bar on the way home. maybe he should use it in the next game. that's it everybody. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. play of the day now from the pga grand slam of golf in bermuda. check out this tee shot from adam scott. the 17th hole, not quite the hole in one that golfers dream about but scott late we're tap in for a double eagle. look at that. ever so close. he ended upsetting the course record for the round with a 7- under 64. play of the day, adam scott. and he won the tournament. a bird strike grounds passengers again. the extreme measures one bay area airport is ready to take to fix the problem.
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>> reporter: crisis averted for now. congress votes to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. i'm susan mcginnis in washington. coming up, i'll tell you what happens next. >> reporter: live in oakland, bay area homeowners could get some mortgage relief starting today. we'll tell you about the free event that could put a few extra hundred dollars in your pocket. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> reporter: and bay area homeowners in need of mortgage relief. we'll tell you about a free event that could save your home and some money. >> high pressure weakening overnight temperatures likely going to be slightly cooler but we have another warmup on the way. we'll talk about that coming up. >> bart trains are running at this hour and now we have backups at the altamont pass. details coming up. good morning, it's thursday, october 17. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30. we are going to take a live look at capitol hill as the federal government is it finally back in business. the u.s. senate and the house approved a plan to end that 16- day shutdown and avoid a national default. president obama signed the bill last night. cbs news' susan mcginnis joins us live from washington, where a lot of work still needs to be done but they did get it done at least for now, right? >> reporter: yeah, exactly right, frank. it happened in the wee hours of the morning actually. the president got this bill at 12:30 in the morning. but the president, the house
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and the senate finally got it done and now lawmakers realize the hard work starts now. federal employees are heading back to work and barricades around washington memorials are coming down. just after midnight, president obama signed into law the bill that ends the 16-day government shutdown and raidses the nation's debt limit to avoid -- raises the nation's debt limit to avoid default. >> there's a lot of work ahead of us including our need to earn back the trust of the american people that's been lost. >> reporter: the plan from senate leaders harry reid and mitch mcconnell passed easily in the senate. >> shutting down the government was not smart or right and i hope we never do this again. >> reporter: but in the house, 144 republicans voted against the bill because it didn't do enough to limit the president's healthcare law. >> we fought the good fight and we lost. >> reporter: the agreement funds the government for three months raises the debt ceiling for four months and calls for immediate long-term budget
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talks. >> nobody thinks it's going to be easy to get to a deal. but i will tell you i would not have fought so hard for so long to get in a room with chairman ryan if i didn't think we could find common ground and work something out. >> reporter: the heads of the budget committees in the house and senate have 57 days to find a compromise. they begin negotiations this morning on capitol hill over breakfast. now, that breakfast is under way right now. we could hear from these budget committee chairman after that to get a tally of whatever progress they might be making and, frank, we also may hear from the president later this morning. >> susan, this is all good but it clearly is just a temporary solution. so what happens now? >> reporter: right. so we have now deadlines that are only months out for both the debt ceiling having risen and for the government to re- open so what is inside this deal is a deadline of mid- december for this budget committee and for all of lawmakers to come to an agreement on a long-term deficit strategy. so this is sort of a laying
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down of the blueprint by mid- december of what we're going to do for taxes and spending for the next decade or so. this they hope will keep us from facing these two crises again. >> i guess it's only fitting that congress does this work and they are now taking a break, right? >> reporter: yeah. we have these four budget committee folks meeting for breakfast right now laying out this blueprint but, yeah, the senate other than that has gone on recess. they are taking that week they were supposed to take during the shutdown and during the negotiations. they will be back on monday the 28th. and the house is adjourned until tuesday. >> well, work to be done. >> reporter: they shut down the government and "they" need a break. >> hopefully they can get it taken care of down the road. susan mcginnis live in. what, thanks. the stock market reacted favorably yesterday as it became clear the government shutdown was about to end. the dow was up over 200 and then nasdaq closed 45 points higher. but based on future trading, wall street seems poised to open lower today. we'll have more business news
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from jill schlesinger coming up in just a few minutes. bay area parks and attractions affected by the shutdown are set to re-open today including the rosie the riveter national historic park over in richmond, muir woods national monument in marin county and, of course, alcatraz right in san francisco bay. the big question this morning: can bart and the unions come up with a contract agreement? both sides have been talking since yesterday morning at 10:00. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in oakland with the latest developments. anne, that marathon session is still going on. >> reporter: it is. they pulled an all-nighter. they have been here as you mentioned since yesterday morning. so the negotiations continue. last official word we heard was at about 10:30 last night from the chief negotiator. no strike today. tomorrow, no guarantees. reporter: it's been a week since the state-ordered cooling- off period ended and the piecemeal 24-hour strike aversions have only proven to
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frustrate commuters. with so many making alternate plans, bart ridership is down every day over the same period last year. >> bart's phones are ringing off the hook. our emails admission forms are flooding with concerned riders and concerned people from the bay area. >> reporter: a total of 7 strike deadlines have come and gone. there's a gag order on the status of negotiations. but even last evening signs of contention after bart spoke out about some of the union's current benefits. >> once again it speaks to the district bargaining in the press giving misinformation and mischaracterization and it's very disconcerting. we are trying to get a contract resolved. >> reporter: and the "trying" continues. we'll let you know what happens when the parties finally emerge probably sometime this morning. anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> remember to stay with kpix 5 and kpix.com for the latest updates on the bart negotiations. governor brown is blocking an ac transit strike. union workers have threatened
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to walk off the job this morning. but yesterday, the governor appointed a three-member board to investigate the dispute. it's due to report back to him in a week. then the governor will decide whether to order a 60-day cooling-off period requested by management. 5:36. a look at weather. we like it when you get bored because that means something is good happening. >> you know, fog all summer long and then we don't have any hurricanes to talk about but it won't be long and we'll get back into the rainy season here in the bay area but not yet. >> thank you. let u enjoy. >> plenty of sunshine today although the temperatures will cool down just a little bit outside as we have seen a weak system slide near the bay area overnight. out the door you go and you can see the clouds sliding to the east of us overnight making their way on through. we may see a couple of trailing high clouds for today but otherwise starting out mostly clear this morning. temperatures in the 40s and 50s generally. 43 in santa rosa, 55 san
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francisco. this afternoon lots of sunshine again but slightly cooler, 79 degrees in san jose. 81 still in morgan hill. sunny in the east bay. 70s and some low 80s there. then approaching the golden gate you will feel the sea breeze a little more. still a pleasant 75 in san francisco, 79 in oakland and some 60s and 70s right out along the coastline. let's check your "kcbs traffic" with liza battalones. >> hey there, lawrence. and good morning, everybody. bart trains are running this morning with no delays for the bart system. all local transit just in fine shape with no problems for the altamont commuter express, caltrain or golden gate ferries. the bay bridge commute has been fine. it's early. enjoy the light traffic while it's there. westbound traffic continues at the limit all the way across the bridge into san francisco. we are seeing backups this morning though for the altamont pass westbound 580 slow now from the 205 interchange just a brief delay there. once you make your way through the livermore valley, it picks up. there is room for westbound 580
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heading down the dublin grade, as well. silicon valley no problems for san jose, sunnyvale, palo alto and saratoga. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." guys? >> all right, liza, thanks. in just a few hours struggling homeowners are expected to line up in oakland to stop the foreclosure of their homes. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is live at the oakland marriott where a huge mortgage relief event kicks off later this morning. >> reporter: organizers here told us that one person was able to cut his mortgage in half. that's one person who attended this event. that's only one of thousands who this event is designed to help every, single year. reporter: the help is much- needed. it's a time when many homeowners are under water with their monthly payments and bills. this event is designed to help them, help them avoid foreclosure and make their mortgages affordable. it's put on by the neighborhood assistance corporation of america, or naca, as part of the american dream event. this will be the first time the
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event is in oakland. we spoke with naca organizers this morning, who say the american dream event is a great one-stop shop for homeowners looking for help. >> you can come in here, you can learn how you're spending your money, how to better spend your money. meet with the decision-maker the banker who can say yes, i approve that lower mortgage on the spot. >> reporter: according to realtytrac there are more than 1700 homes in oakland and 1300 in san jose in some stage of foreclosure. this event is for those homeowners and ones who might be on that course. typically, homeowners save on average between 500 and $1,000 a month on their monthly payments. and the best part of this event, it's free. now, this event will take place over the next five days. the doors will open at 8 a.m. and it will go to 6 p.m. so again that will be from today starting thursday all the way until next monday so homeowners will be able to come here to the oakland marriott citycenter and be able to sit face to face with the lender and come out with a same day solution. so it's a good event for the
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homeowners who are in need. live in oakland, back to you in the studio. >> it's a win-win, cate. we know it's a really popular event, too. any advice for people who might be heading your way today? >> reporter: well, that's a great question, frank. when i spoke to organizers this morning, they say walk-ins are accepted. but the best bet for those homeowners who want to come is to preregister on the website and that's naca.com. just so you can have all your documents before you come in. >> good idea. cate caugiran live for us over in oakland. thank you, cate. u.s. postal service is hiring here in the bay area. it has immediate job openings here in san francisco. , the peninsula land north bay area towns, as well. open positions include mail handlers to tractor-trailer operators. you can find out about the job opportunities at the usps.com website and search under california. a bird strike forced an alaska airlines flight from san jose to hawaii to make an emergency landing in oakland. the pilot felt a vibration in an engine shortly after take-
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off from san jose. they believed they hit a bird. birds are a growing concern at mineta international. >> one time my copilot had to hand the airplane to me because he couldn't see out the windshield because of the bird there. >> the airport has hired a biologist who has been scaring the birds away and eliminating their food source and now has permission to shoot the birds as a last resort. 5:41. as the current round of d.c. drama ends, we are looking at the impact now of that latest crisis. >> cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger joins us now with a look at the -- >> cumulative. >> -- cumulative impact on the economy. good morning, jill. >> reporter: i'm glad you can laugh about it because i'm going to give you some of bad news. >> oh, i know you are. tell us how much is this all going to cost? >> reporter: when i do it with a smile it's easier to take in. originally we thought it would be about $2 billion in direct costs to the government. but now estimates that the
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total economy was setback by $22 billion. that's because of reduction in government spending and the job markets and increased costs of servicing the government debt and standard & poor's says it shaved .6% from 4th quarter growth so now we are looking at the 4th quarter now 2% annualized growth, not great. the fed also said that the economy continues to expand at a modest to moderate pace but said uncertainty due to the shutdown and debt ceiling debate were creeping into their reports early in october. >> jill, what's the effect on the economy of us going from crisis to next crisis? there always seems to be a deadline there. >> reporter: yeah. absolutely. you know, there's a new study that's trying to quantify this. what is the impact of fiscal action and inaction from late
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2009 right through today? .3% on annualized base business. it raised unemployment by .6% this year amounting to 900,000 fewer jobs created, thank you very much, our friends in washington, d.c. one way to think about it is without this crisis, we would see unemployment of 6.7% today instead of 7.3. >> all right, it. you gave us the bad news. -- all right, jill. you gave us the bad news. any good news is. >> reporter: yes, with a smile. some of the negative effects of the fiscal crisis could be reversed next year, right? there were some really positive forces percolating before this all started, a pickup in global manufacturing, nice steady rise in the u.s. housing market but then again, you know, we could be doing this all over again early next year. if you are still worried, check out my investor survival kit on jillonmoney.com. i'm thinking about having some sort of those needle dolls that we can use congressmen and poke them so they don't do it again.
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>> that would be voodoo. >> reporter: we'll try anything. >> the weekend is almost here. thank you so much for that report, jill. [ laughter ] >> reporter: take care. >> thank you. 5:44 right now. attention all would-be fathers. which diet is likely to boost your sperm count? plus -- >> not sad here. it's fun. we have fun. >> it's music video featuring cancer patients that's gone viral while two nurses are documenting their courage. coming your way. >> and more heartbreak out of the philippines. new video of a bell tower collapse and the search for survivors. ,, ,,,,
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earthquake that hit the philippines on tuesday. the shaking destroyed the bell tower... bricks, debris came incredible new video of the powerful 7.2 earthquake that hit the philippines on tuesday. the shaking destroyed this bell tower of a church bricks debris, it all came crashing down on visitors below. the 16th century church is the oileddest in the country. nearly 150 people have died. >> the great shake-out since the loma prieta earthquake. the 7.1 quake blamed for killing 63 people in northern california. the annual great shake-out being held today at 10:17 in
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the morning. people are encouraged to duck under their seats and cover their heads as practice to prepare for another big quake. i was hosting an event in new hampshire. i kept looking at the tv. why is everything shaking? everyone here was okay but what a story. status quo for this morning for bart. no strike for now. no delays on the bart system. no delays on bart, ace, muni and caltrain. bart, muni, caltrain and ace as well as ferries. westbound traffic heavy from 8th street approaching loveridge. it picks up through pittsburg into concord. a backup at the toll plaza in just a few of the toll lanes.
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the metering lights are still sof. san mateo bridge looking good as with 880. leaving oakland bound for hayward. nothing but light traffic that awaits you for both directions of the highway 892. that's a look at thursday's traffic. now to lawrence. got a lot of sunshine coming our way. the temperatures going to be cooling down just slightly around the bay area the sea breeze likely to kick in a little bit early. mostly clear skies but a weak system east of the bay area overnight. a lot of sunshine. sunshine warming things up the next couple of days but today the temperature will be down. high pressure weakening just a little bit. flying out of the sfo should be a good day to do it mostly clear no delays expected there. around the country got a couple of spots to watch out for slight chance of showers in denver especially into the evening. chicago also a slight chance of showers. we are expecting some rain and showers in new york at 69
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degrees. temperatures around the bay today we'll see those numbers still very nice. 70s and 80s inland. you will see some 70s at the coastline with the breeze kicking in. and the next couple of days warming back up as high pressure builds in for the first part of the weekend then cooling down and clouds toward the middle of the week. let's check out your schoolcast for today. this is for alamo elementary school in san francisco. your morning bell, a little cool maybe grab a light jacket with you temperature 57 degrees. by lunchtime, about 68 and sunny and mild. 75 as you get out of school. if you would like to nominate your school for our schoolcast, go to kpix.com/schoolcast. you can go there and line up your school. >> sounds good. thank you. in your healthwatch this morning, when it comes to the gym, women work out better than men. new data from nike shows women on average burn more calories. nike's fuel ban tracks the exercise of people around the world and get points. women racked up about 50 more
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points than men every day. >> men looking to boost their sperm count may want to skip the bacon and eat more fish. processed meat intake leads to poor semen quality. fish is linked to better quality. the suggests eating salmon and tuna work better than white meat fish like cod. two nurses at the university of minnesota children's hospital found a unique way to lift the spirits of cancer patients. they wanted to make a video featuring patients something the patients could look back on when the cancer is hopefully just a member relationship. they shot the video on their days off and before the shifts. >> it's not sad here. we have fun with our kid and with the patients while they're here. we don't want it to be a sad time in their life because they have enough stuff to worry about. >> nearly 70 staff members helped make the video. >> brave. 5:51. coming up a good samaritan is
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in the right place at the right time. how he managed to take down a robber with his bare hands. >> i thought it was odd. i think it's a cool gimmick to get people to come in. >> i don't know. do you like eating on the toilet? one california restaurant is flushing dining etiquette down the drain. ,,,,,,,, look at them with that u-verse wireless receiver.
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bank that was being robbed. suspect announced a hold- ud de a suspected bank robber is under arrest in orange county thanks to a customer in the bank that was actually being robbed. the suspect announced a holdup demanded money in fullerton but herb pierce jumped into action and stopped the robbery from happening. >> i had a feeling he would have completed the robbery so
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mr. pierce is a hero in that he stopped a crime. >> i don't feel myself being a hero. >> pierce broke his hand stopping the suspects. since he doesn't have health insurance, he is trying to figure out how to pay his medical bill. a toilet cafe is opening in southern california. a toilet cafe. >> the magic restroom cafe serves entrees in urinal plates and toilet bowl bowls. >> they have the option to have the seats up or down. l.a. diners say they are ready to try it out. >> thought it was odd. i think it's kind of a cool gimmick to get people in. >> does it gross you out? >> no, it's cool. >> yelp users say they like the decor during the opening weekend but the pan-asian cuisine could use improvement but they weren't impressed with the food. >> guess not. no thanks. we got some breaking news.
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we'll share this with you coming up shortly. the latest on the fire in redwood city. we'll have the very latest when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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alarm fire... at an apartment complex in redwood city. we have traveled in developing countries and there have been interruptions and government things interfering with your plans but, yeah, not here. >> the government shutdown is finally over. the debt ceiling has been raised and alcatraz and other national parks across the country are back open. >> some progress has been made. and the parties have authorized me as they had on the two prior nights to advise that on their interests and for the good of the public interests, trains will be running for the day. >> the trains are running and negotiations are still going. bart and the unions are inching closer and closer to a deal. >> hopefully it give us time to sit down with the district and maybe they will come up with a contract that the members can live with. >> ac transit workers will be on the job today while a three-
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member panel investigates the ongoing talks for the next week. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. we are following some breaking news right now. firefighters are battling a three-alarm fire at an apartment complex in redwood city. chopper 5 is over the fire now. these are live pictures. this is at the terrace apartments on woodside road in redwood city near union avenue. we have a crew on the way. we are going to bring you the latest as we learn more. >> good morning. thursday, october 17. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. bart trains are running today. there is still no contract agreement but unions promised to keep working today

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