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a mystery no more. we have the goods on the google barge off treasure island. >> it's a story you'll see only on kpix 5. a source confirms it's been ongoing for more than a year. spawned in the so-called google x division of the company, both in secrecy even for most employees but personally directed by sergei brin. a high tech show room for google products. reserved for high level vips and tech geeks. a four story building constructed of shipping containers that can be assembled and disassembled at will.
it's designed to be disassembled and reassembled anywhere in the world. it could be at a ski resort one morning and at at a beach later. an invitation only requirement. there is only one problem. the company was informed by the u.s. coast guard last summer that a building is a floating vessel and subject to all applicable federal maritime regulations. construction appears stalled while google struggles to work within the safety requirements by the coast guard. in the meantime it sits moored in san fransisco bay amid tight security. let's go to treasure island where we've been pursuing this mystery behind the barge for days. >> reporter: we found a freedom of information act request with
the coast guard concerning the barge, sitting back in the water where the flood lights are. in the meantime documents released in portland, maine, they reveal that the coast guard there back in may met with a google executive to review construction plans. it is a lot of secrecy but some are saying the mystery for google is the mastery. >> telling us what you might know ... >> reporter: with ever knock on the door. >> i don't know anything about it. >> reporter: eefr phone call and the e-mail, the notes are stacking up. google itself isn't commenting, the mayor says he knows nothing about it. san fransisco supervisor had a spokesperson told us she has no comment but might say something in a week. then there's the u.s. coast guard. it issued a longer statement today saying it has an
obligation to protect sensitive proprietary information and regarding barge b.a.l. 0010, coast guard per cent northwesterly have been on board to conduct routine inspections and insure compliance with environmental protection recommendations. but they won't say whether the barge is in compliance. the document we did receive today is this lease agreement that the owners of the barges have with the treasure island developmental authority. it is called by and large and they've leased not only the pier but the property i'm standing on, this building behind me which is hangar 3, 727,000 square feet. they're paying $80,000 a month along with a $158,000 security deposit. >> thank you. one more thing, and this will make you smile. google senior executives were worried that media, all of us, covering the opening of the new
eastern span of the bay bridge in september would notice the unusual barge and start asking questions. but no reporter ever did a story on it until last week. couple of boys are spending hallowe'en in the hospital. the boys, ages 12 and 13, were trick-or-treating with two other friends in cloverdale when a pickup hit them. one boy was flown to the hospital with double leg fractures and the others had head trauma. the driver was not injured and is cooperating with investigators. a united express flight san antonia made an unscheduled stop in phoenix after someone made that threat. a bomb squad and police dogs searched the plan. passengers were on -- plane.
passengers were on their way a short time later. two parents are suing. how seaton medical center lost that stillborn baby's body. >> reporter: october 28th of last year, a family was devastated by the stillborn birth of their daughter but later as they were preparing for the funeral, hospital officials informed them of another problem. after a nurse wrapped the baby in a sheet, the body was not taken to the morgue. instead she was accidentally thrown in with the laundry. but wait, it gets worse. laundry is shipped off premises to santa cruz. 70 miles away and it was a worker at that offsite facility that discovered the baby's body as it was on a conveyor belt going into an industrial washing machine. because it's a lawsuit the hospital can't talk about it. >> we can't comment beyond
acknowledging the fact that this is pending litigation. but our hearts certainly go out to this family and everyone here is praying for their comfort and consolation. who would leave their kids locked in a car for more than 14 hours? police say this guy, julio reyes of san jose. he said his car along with his 10-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son were missing. but after they questioned him, he admitted that he went to a friend's house and left the car and the kids behind in milpitas. >> the children were very cold, very tired, very hungry, and so the officers took them into protective custody and brought them back here to the police station. >> the children are okay tonight. reyes is facing a felony child endangerment charge. dogs are being tested for rabies after biting people last
night. it all started when a man walking his dogs was attacked by two loose dogs. three neighbors ran out to help. they were also bitten. police shot one of the dogs after it charged at them. >> he was walking backwards with a gardening tool and he threw it at the red dog and the red dog yelps and she brings it down. >>. something is making stanford students sick. 52 students who are sick all ate the the florence moore dining hall. the dining hall, common areas, and bathrooms in the complex are undergoing intensive cleaning and the source of the outbreak still unclear but it looks like norovirus. residents at a castro valley care facility were left to fend
for themselves eight days, not three. the abandoned seniors of valley springs manor were discovered on saturday. the f.b.i. and other law enforcement agencies met to discuss possible charges. starting tomorrow, millions of americans will have more trouble getting enough food to eat. brian web shows us. >> i already know what i'm going to eat tonight. >> reporter: brenda white started using food stamps five months ago to help put food on the table. tonight it is a salad and a soda. >> that $23 in cash. >> reporter: for 47 million americans on the food stamp program, a big chunk of benefits disappears tomorrow. for a family for four on the maximum benefits, that's $432 a year gone or $36 a month. >> $36 a month may not sound
like much but it's at equivalent of 36 meals off the table. >> reporter: bay area food banks are bracing for the fallout at a time they're stretched thin handing out food to 147,000 people in san fransisco and marin counties every week. >> there's no buffer for people at the low income spectrum. whatever hits them, hits them in the gut. >> my heart goes out to those people. >> reporter: brenda says she'll survive but worries about families worse off than her. brian web, kpix 5. >> there's talk of more hong-term cuts to food stamps. one bill is to cut it $40 million over ten years. a terrifying ride home for some students, a bus drove off a flooded road in kansas and went into a creek. all kids got out of the bus and
got to safety. >> it was -- we didn't know much and we all panicked and got out safely. >> only the bus driver was hurt. he was flown to a hospital in serious condition. only on kpix 5, blood money. tonight wait till you see what happens to all that blood that people donate for free. and inside the secret smuggling tunnel buried under california's border. we'll be back in 70 seconds. it's estimated that 30% of the traffic in a city is caused by people looking for parking. that's remarkable that so much energy is, is wasted. streetline has looked at the problem of parking, which has not been looked at for the last 30, 40 years,
we wanted to rethink that whole industry, so we go and put out these sensors in each parking spot and then there's a mesh network that takes this information sends it over the internet so you can go find exactly where those open parking spots are. the collaboration with citi was important for providing us the necessary financing; allow this small start-up to go provide a service to municipalities. citi has been an incredible source of advice, how to engage with municipalities, how to structure deals, and as we think about internationally, citi is there every step of the way. so the end result is you reduce congestion, you reduce pollution and you provide a service to merchants, and that certainly is huge. . tonight the white house is banking on some silicon valley he geniuses to fix obamacare. we've learned that thousands of engineers from oracle and other tech companies is consulting on
what needs to be fibsed and how. newly released reports reveal that on the day healthcare.gov launched october 1st, only six people enrolled. by the end of the second day, that number was up to 248. every year millions of people donate their blood for free. only on 5, wait till you see what we discovered happens to those free donations. >> reporter: amaca watson gives blood to help her community. >> saving a life is priceless. >> reporter: but her donation doesn't stay local or priceless for long. at blood banks like this one that the red cross runs in oakland. blood gets separated into products, red blood cells,
plasma, and platelets. it is an expensive process. >> for us to collect the blood, for us to test the blood, and for us to process the blood and distribute it, we incur great fees. >> reporter: the cost has to be passed on and that's why blood is big business. >> it is one very valuable commodity. >> reporter: arthur caplan is an expert on blood. >> think of it as oil. it has to be refined and shipped. >> reporter: the fda regulates the blood supply but what about surprises? >> shortages of blood products, that people gouge. >> reporter: the red cross and an umbrella group of blood banks called blood system controls the blood supply. hospitals are their main customers. >> our physicians need this every day for emergency care as well as for routine medical and surgical care. >> reporter: a unit of plasma
runs $50. platelets are the most perishable, about $525 per unit. then hospitals tack on their own surcharges. >> we choose to have it here, paid as part of hospital bills. >> reporter: then there's the blood that goes overseas. just through july of this year, more than a billion dollars worth of blood products was exported to over 100 countries, mostly in europe. the biggest importers? germany austria and spain. >> reporter: drugs made out of the blood components are also exported. turns out nonprofit blood bank sell blood components to for profit pharmaceutical companies. the companies we talked to didn't seem eager to talk about it. >> they say give a gift, i
support blood donation but it doesn't mean that the industry side of this business couldn't use a tougher examination. . >> in the u.s. you can't sell your blood. have you to donate it. that haw was created to keep the blood supply safe. if you're underground you will be found. that is the message being sent to drug cartels as of this uncovered a super tunnel in san diego. it is dug to smuggle drugs into the u.s. from tijuana. it's equipped with that electric rail system as well as a ventilation system. . >> this complex underground passage way zig-zags for a third of a mile. under the border at a depth of approximately 35 feet. >> it was just finished so no drugs made it through, but
agents made big bucks. they seized 325 pounds of cocaine, 17,000 pounds of marijuana, three people have been arrested. a live look at castro in san fransisco. hallowe'en festivities are in full swing tonight. just moments ago, we caught a flash mob dancing to michael jackson's thriller. take a look. ♪ thriller, thriller night ♪ . . >> very good. king of pop would be proud. the city was cancelled back in 2006 after it got out of hand. but people still hang out this and tonight all is well. hallowe'en, like everything else, is changing. >> yes, there is now an app for that. >> reporter: well, you know, you walk into a neighborhood and you see, i don't know, the temple of doom here in san jose and you know you're not going to get away with a good candy haul now
there's a way to hit more houses more quickly. the witching hour is upon us. >> trick or treat! >> reporter: and this can send some to the dark side. >> candy! >> gob stoppers and snickers, too. >> reporter: some homes like craig thomas's are obvious targets for your sugar highs. others, a bit of a mystery. ring the wrong bell and you might get this. >> no candy here, go away. >> you turn your lights off but kids still try. >> reporter: candy efficiency is the name of the game. tonight, this app turns map to spotting goodness. >> you're not going to waste your time. >> reporter: each hallowe'en
friendly hunt marked with a convenient candy corn making it easy even in a name of 1200 homes for a wolfman to score. now, of course not every home in that neighborhood is on that app. maybe costume has something to do with t getting enough candy on hallowe'en. i'm apparently dressed as the blair witch project today or a poor reporter. >> i think it looks perfect. easy. >> very effective. >> if you need a costume in a pinch, hold up the flashlight, you're golden. >> that kid wolfing down that butter finger. >> yes. >> they should give out an app that shows the biggest candy bars. >> little stars next to the houses. that would be nice. >> not a pleasure for mom and dad running the kids around for the evening. here's a peek at our weather.
18 to 14-day outlook. i'm skipping ahead, for good reason, trending cooler and wetter. all of california in the not too distant future. sfo, clear skies, mild day with highs in the 70s. here's what you wake up tomorrow as we say hello to november. concord 47, rafael 46 degrees. alameda, first day of the new month, still mild and sunny, high of 72. trending cooler on saturday. high of 68. beautiful weather in alameda to get outside for the next couple of days. set up the changes for you. i could have shown you this map in june or july or august or september or october or the first day of november with high pressure anchoring off to you are our west deflecting any storms. we get the sunshine and mild weather. that's what we'll have for two more days. then on sunday the beginning of breakdown of this pattern. low pressure area coming through
the northwest making a glancing blow. cooler on sunday clouds increase ang the breeze increasing. the next system after that, a week from tonight, next thursday we'll see rainfall and that may be the first of many rain makers for us. much needed rainfall coming to the bay area. not tomorrow, warmest day of the week, lots of sunshine. breezy late in the day on saturday, sunday breezy all day with the pattern change holding off until next week. highs for your friday, livermore 77, san jose 74, union city, 71. pleasant hall, pittsburgh tomorrow, sunshine, 75. 70 in the city. lake port 73 degrees we fall back saturday night. 60s for highs on sunday, breezy. there's the likely pattern change, one week from tonight the first of many chances of rain. >> awesome.
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an accurate word, surprised, or have you got another word. >> i have a few other words for it. >> i have in my mind the thursday night top five. arizona state and washington state, back to football over the defender, and to himself. 51-yard touchdown. asu wins big. san diego state, obama, the bobsled team, and my favorite st. paulie's girl. number three, south florida and houston, a somersault in the air and the cougars beat the bulls. bang rs and dolphins. bernard is gone. look at him go. he got three blocks, flipped into the end zone, 35 yard score. he had two touchdowns in the game. number one, great finish in overtime. just the third time that it's
ever happened. and the bengals drop to 6-3. that was the surprising loss for cincinnati. you mention auldon smith is he ready to come back? he spent five weeks in rehab. i believe he's ready to come back. he could be back by november 10th. >> how do you think the nfl will treat his case. >> he'll get penalised. i don't think the suspension will come until the legal process is done. so probably next year. >> we'll be right back.
. [ michael jackson music, thriller ]. . >> you know when those dance troupes where some people take the practicing really seriously and some show up at the end. this is one of those situations. >> that's on castro street in san fransisco. normally a big party night for hallowe'en. subdued tonight but. >> flash mob. >> that guy in the third row was bad. >> he didn't practice.
they're dancing their sugar high off. >> we'll see you tomorrow. david letterman is coming up next with harrison ford. ( band playing "late show" theme ) >> from the heart of broadway, broadcasting across the nation and around the world, it's the "late show" with david letterman. tonight... plus paul shaffer and the cbs orchestra. i'm alan kalter. and now, all tricks, no treat, david letterman! (cheers and applause) captioning sponsored by worldwide pants and cbs ( band playing "late show" theme ) ( cheers and applause )