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the removal of the new uc president janet napolitano. >> including the edge of santa clara county is the san luis reservoir with the storage capacity of more than 2 million- acre feet of water. this year, not so much. >> it's just dry, it's baked. >> reporter: from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado >> what a thunderous shot! >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, it's wednesday, november 13. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 now. let's get you out the door with a little weather and traffic. lawrence, more of the same? >> going to heat up around the bay area, a little more sunshine. we had a few showers yesterday but not today. that's moved on by. mostly clear skies out the door a little chilly in spots especially in some of the north bay valleys. they have dropped down into the upper 30s there but 42 and chilly into santa rosa. 48 in san jose. and 46 degrees in livermore. this afternoon, these temperatures going to be running above average. normally in the 60s for this time of year.
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we are moving back into the 70s. here we go. 10 degrees above average in livermore at 76. 74 in concord. and sunshine and 68 degrees in san francisco. let's check your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> we have an accident 5:01 this morning, the first since we have been on the air and it is in a spot that usually starts to slow around this time of the morning. westbound 4 approaching one of the bay point exits. there is an accident a solo car spinout and there is a big rig that pulled up just behind it. westbound 4 at bailey that's the exit right there. so one lane is blocked. here's a live look over at the bay bridge. so far cruising along. overnight roadwork should be picked up. traffic is up sear light approaching the pay gates. bart continues to roll along on time. more than 25 trains all on schedule. that is "kcbs traffic." back to you. >> thank you. new this morning, the fiery crash knocked out power to
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hundreds of people in rohnert park. the car hit a power pole at highway 101 and roberts lake road shortly before 11:00 last night. the newly opened graton resort and casino was also in the dark for a few hours. >> the power went out so i didn't know what was going on but nobody did. that was kind of the biggest upset was nobody was given information. so that was probably the worst part. >> it wasn't just the casino. more than 3600 pg&e customers in the rohnert park area loves power. it was back on around midnight. police are still looking for the driver of that car. 5:02. the president of the philippines now says the number of deaths from typhoon haiyan is likely to be much lower than earlier estimates of some 10,000. more than 2200 now confirmed dead so far. 8 people crushed to death after thousands stormed a rice warehouse on leyte island. two americans are among those killed in that storm. kpix 5's cate caugiran reports,
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survivors are still searching for food and water. she joins us with more. reporter: the situation there is getting even more desperate. the severe shortage of food and drinkable water has sparked looting and violence. reporter: soldiers with guns are stepping up security in tacloban city trying to prevent looting in a hard hit part of the philippines. panicked survivors are in dire need of food and water. children line the streets begging for anything they can get. residents are digging up pipes and smashing them to find water. this man says, we don't know if it's safe. we need to boil it. but at least we have something. officials say typhoon haiyan destroyed tens of thousands of homes and buildings and killed more than 2200 people. many bodies pulled from the rubble lay uncollected on the side of the road. airports are re-opening. survivors in tacloban city are lining up for miles waiting for a flight out. >> the goal of our family, to
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leave the city so that we can start a new life. >> reporter: a massive international relief effort is under way. communication is difficult so teams of experts like this one from the united states are traveling to devastated areas to assess the situation. >> we provide medical aid, search-and-rescue and assessments in communities that we can better inform the government and military what's needed. >> reporter: while some supplies are arriving, there's still much more that is needed. the security situation is also getting worse. eight people were crushed to death when looters stormed a rice warehouse looking for food. cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> the people of tacloban had feared their mayor may have been killed in the storm. but he and his family survived by hiding in the ceiling of their home. the water started rising and the mayor had no choice to
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climb into the ceiling space. >> water was going up. so we had to go all the way in there climbed all the way up here. here. no. we had to move over there. up here. almost to the ceiling here. >> people have started calling the mayor the ghost they are so surprised he survived. but he and his family did. kpix 5 is joining hands with the red cross to raise money for the relief effort. we'll have a phone bank all day tomorrow. details at a police chase took a dramatic turn in east oakland last night. officers were pursuing an suv, which overturned at 82nd and bancroft. the driver took off. no word on what led to the chase or whether the driver has been found. two cars crashed in central richmond after a chase yesterday afternoon. a silver dodge challenger ran a red lite and smashed into
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another car with two women inside. those women a mother and daughter were taken to a hospital. police say they pursued the challenger to get a man wanted for a felony warrant. officers caught two of the three suspects. talk about a possible curfew for oakland teens turned into a lot of yelling last night. [ yelling ] community members shouted down a councilman knoll gallo as he made the proposal last night. he called for fines, community service or jail time for kids or teens that are found outside between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. but no one in the audience spoke in favor of the curfew. >> crime committed by you. what about the 18 to 35? [ yelling ] [ indiscernible ] you can't deal with that. >> the public safety committee declined to send the curfew
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plan to the full city council. the interim police chief says his officers are needed elsewhere in the city. he plans to apply for the permanent police chief job. the new chief will be hired by march. a federal judge turned the police over to a compliance director thomas frazier last december. and we asked whent about frazier's role in hiring the new chief. >> reporter: isn't it his word that will rule as opposed to the public's when it comes to hiring the chief? >> well, no. i mean, hiring authority rests with the city so the city can appoint who they so choose. >> reporter: but can't he overturn that? >> i imagine he will have some input on that. >> oakland is holding a series of meetings to get public input on choosing the new chief but only a few people are attending the meetings. the search is on for the missing student. the last time any saw derek chow was when he left the bayview. he was on inger son avenue going to city college but never
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made it. call police if you see him. there are no clues in the disappearance of paulo netto. he was seen in the mission a week ago. he called his sister to say someone was after him and to call for help. lawmakers will hold a hearing to look into delays and other problems that plague the construction project. they will investigate safety issues including the defective bolts on the new eastern span of the bay bridge. the committee isclaired by mark desaulnier one of the bay bridge's strongest critics, one of the chairs. what to do about overcrowded prisons here in the state, an assembly committee is looking for ways to cut the prison population to satisfy a federal court concern regarding healthcare for the inmates inside. this morning's hearing is the second by the committee.
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another one is on december 4 in san francisco. millions of dollars on the line in a federal courtroom in san jose which involves samsung and apple technology. the jury will hear opening statements today. apple was awarded more than $1 billion by another jury but the judge found problems with that and ordered a new trial. some bay area news. walnut creek police plan to clear what's left of three small homeless encampments today. all are located in the city's downtown area. police decided to take action after receiving dozens of complaints including reports of thefts, assaults and aggressive panhandling. one encampment had a recent outbreak of scabies a contagious skin infection. the redwood city woman charged with killing a menlo park couple last month is pleading not guilty. prosecutors say 54-year-old marjorie reitzell's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when she hit the couple walking their dog in menlo park.
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5:09 now. millions more americans could end up on cholesterol-lowering drugs. the dramatic shift in the way doctors treat heart risk coming your way. >> plus the mistake one couple made that caused a small explosion in the car's trunk. >> i hope you choke to death. >> choke to death! >> that's not nice. >> the bizarre court appearance that brought actor alec baldwin to tears before he lashed out at the reporters. >> back to dry weather around the bay area. but when might we see some more rain? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and this accident in bay point is slowing down what's an already slow commute through antioch. so expect to give yourself some extra time through there. all right. we know the commute can always be a headache. we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. ask the question or share a gripe by e-mailing us at or you can find me on twitter, tweet me at #wengerelizabeth and watch to see if your question gets answered on the air. ,,,,,,
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actor alec baldwin had some strong words for the papara baldwin made those commentst >> i hope you choke to death. >> that's not nice. >> actor alec baldwin had strong words for the paparazzi. he made the comments at a new york courthouse yesterday. he was there to testify against a canadian woman he calls a
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deranged stalker. baldwin says the woman imagined a romantic relationship between the two and bombarded him with cell phone calls and emails. he said he even cried over it. baldwin is trending on twitter. also airline marger. the u.s. justice department allowing a merger. tallest building one world trade center the tallest building in the united states a patriotic 1776 feet tall. pope francis is trending. the new pontiff was the most talked about person on the internet in 2013. and sf bat kit so many more than 10,000 strangers have signed up to make one kid's batman dream come true. follow us on twitter at #cbssf. 5:14. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> on twitter you can watch trending now on the roads is this accident. the only one out there right now, but it is causing some
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delays westbound 4 bailey road solo spinout a big rig behind it. sounds like it's blocking one lane. slowdowns beginning around "a" street towards loveridge. give yourself some extra time on highway 4. bay bridge toll plaza looks good approaching the pay gates and continues to look good all the way into san francisco. the overnight roadwork is clear. here's a live look at some of our sensors in the east bay. if you are coming up northbound 680 between monument and 242, various lanes blocked blocked. caltrains says that should be picked up in the next 45 minutes or so. they have been doing ongoing roadwork through pleasant hill. bart continues to roll along on time with no delays. if you have questions once you hit the roads tune to kcbs 740- am and 106.9-fm. that is your latest traffic. lawrence says we're warming up in the bay area. >> back to dry weather again. we would love to see some storms getting in here, but right now it's a return to sunshine and high pressure. out the door this morning a
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little chilly in spots just beginning to see some patchy valley fog develop in the interior valleys. 40s and 50s in most areas now. this afternoon, sunny skies again and these temperatures warmer today well into the 70s in some of the valleys a lot of 60s and 70s around the bay and low 60s but sunny even out toward the coast. high pressure building back in and as this ridge builds, we'll see plenty of sunshine today and probably the next couple of days. then things shift gears toward the weekend. more sun and above average temperatures for this time of year and no threat of rain at least for the next couple of days. 78 redding. 69 yosemite. 69 sunny into monterey bay. towards the afternoon sunshine and 70s in the south bay. 60s at the coastline. and those numbers running up into the 70s in much of the east bay. then inside the bay sunshine
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there, too. some pretty comfortable numbers. 68 san francisco. looking good out there now. we are going to see cooler temperatures for tomorrow then friday a few more clouds coming our way. a slight chance of rain, i don't think that will happen. i think that system will fall apart before it gets here so cloudy and dry conditions. looks like it will stay dry the next seven days. >> should we start worrying about that? >> i don't want to get worried too early. i have seen it change every year where all of a sudden it seems like terrible conditions very dry and all of a sudden the spigot turns on. >> rains every day in january, february and march. >> so enjoy it now. >> thank you. happening today, a two-day sentencing hearing is set to begin in boston for reputed mobster james whitey bulger. the 84-year-old was convicted in august of taking part in 11 murders. bulger fled boston in 1994 ahead of an indictment and spent more than 16 years as a fugitive before he was captured in santa monica. hawaii is about to become
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the 15th state to legalize same- sex marriage. the state senate passed the bill yesterday afternoon and governor neil abercrombie is expected to sign it today. new guidelines urge more people to consider using cholesterol-lowering drugs to prevent heart attacks and strokes. the change allows doctors to look at other factors beyond a patient's cholesterol level to estimate the heart attack risk. the recommendation comes from the american heart association and the american college of cardiology but some cardiologist worry more people will be on statins that are unnecessary. another. ecigarette exploded inside a car. melted plastic in a big black hole is what's left of an oregon couple's back seat. they left the device charging in the truck when it exploded. >> had enough power and momentum to shoot all the way through into the back seat. >> i'm just glad my grandkids weren't in the back seat. >> no kidding. no one was inside the car at
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the time. 5:18. golden state warriors unveiling new plans for the san francisco waterfront arena. what is behind the new slimmed down look. good morning, everyone. the 49ers say good-bye to two football players and steph curry was only part of the story for golden state last night. incredible game against detroit. the story coming up. >> and what's cool about your school? you can email your nomination to us at we may come and feature your school on the show. ,,
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for their proposed waterfro arena in san francisco. the new desi the golden state warriors are showing off scaled back plans for their proposed waterfront arena in san francisco. the new design lops off 25 feet from the original line and provides more public and park space. the plans for a billion-dollar hotel and high-rise condo project across the street will not change. >> probably what maybe 3% of the people who can now see over it out of the discussion? that's about it. >> everything that was unveiled really is in direct response to the feedback we have gotten not only from our citizens advisory committee but the regulatory agencies. >> the 18,000-seat arena is projected to be finished by october 2017 if all goes according to plan. good morning, everybody. there is nothing like home cooking where the warriors have had 27-point leads in each of
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their last three games at oracle. warriors looking for the fifth straight win over detroit. eight points, nine rebounds for bogut as golden state jumped out to a 9-2 lead. how about this? andrew iguodala behind the back, david lee, ouch! he had 17 points, nine rebounds. jermaine o'neal for the slam. warriors 35-16 after one quarter. this one was the highlight reel. stephen curry a game-high 25 points. the pistons need a new enjoin. golden state wins 113-95 and curry wowing them all night. this is what i call brother love. sharks in calgary. sharks on the power play first period. pavelski to marleau. scores. san jose 2-0. in overtime thornton fires, game winner, sharks win 3-2 to break the five-game losing streak. 49ers fans don't have kyle williams to kick around anymore released yesterday. unfortunately for him he will
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be best remembered for his two fumbles in the 2011 nfc championship game. perrish cox also released by the 49ers. what 49ers fans have to remember is defense couldn't stop the new york giants at the end of the game, either. it's more than about one player. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. play of the day from the second division hockey league in norway. we go to all ends here. most players went to the dressing room this guy did not. adrian decided to stick around and celebrate. his unique moves delighted the crowd and the video has made its way to televisions and computers all around the world. for today's play of the day, all we want to do is dance, dance, dance. >> awesome. >> i think he was twerking there too a little bit. all right. 5:24. answering the call. the bay area nurses stepping up
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to help the storm-ravagedded philippines. >> president clinton says president obama should keep his healthcare promise. i'm susan mcginnis in washington. coming up, what that promise was and the white house reaction. >> reporter: and a new round of protests expected today against the new president of the uc system, janet napolitano. what people are having a problem with coming up next. ,, ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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[ telephone rings ] good evening, this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald i have to i have to's aftermath is crippling the central -- typhoon haiyan as aftermath is crippling the central philippines. how one group here at home is answering the call for help.
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>> reporter: it is the first meeting as president of the university of california system. janet napolitano is receiving loud criticism with more expected today t. >> a few showers yesterday. will we see any more to come? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and going flying and checking driving conditions through the altamont pass. more traffic coming up. good morning, it's wednesday, november 13. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. new video from the philippines where people are begging for help five days after typhoon haiyan. the sick, injured and elderly and children are top priorities as it sends planes to get people out of the destroyed city of tacloban. thousands are waiting to evacuate that city. cbs correspondent seth doane is there. >> reporter: officials here in the philippines say eight
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people were killed where looters rushed a building and the walls crushed the people. there is a sense that desperation and frustration are growing. you hear stories of neighbors helping neighbors but there are other stories that stay with you quite a bit more. there's one gentleman we met as we were coming in. we helped get his wife and son on a relief flight to manila to get them to safety. he stayed behind to bury his younger brother today. now he and his family are having a difficult conversation his father a businessman wants to stay and invest and rebuild. his mother is too scared and wants to leave. so there is a tug of war. when you stand on the street where homes are in the street where fires are still burning, it's hard to imagine these places as the neighborhoods they once were. for cbs news, seth doan,
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tacloban, the philippines. cate caugiran is in the newsroom. cate, people all across the bay area stepping up volunteering to do what they can to help the victim is. >> reporter: yes. the disaster in the philippines is hitting close to home for many in the bay area and we met a group of nurses that plans to travel to help. they say it's not just business. it's personal. reporter: tacloban city crippled with widespread death and debris. victims there line up looking for help, a special group of volunteers here in the bay area is lining up to answer their calls. >> i said this is the best way not only as a nurse but as a filipino-american to give back to my roots. >> reporter: registered nurse and first generation filipino- american jane sandoval was one of the first to respond to the registered nurse response network. the agency organizes nurses for international disaster relief. it got nearly 1,000 online forms from volunteers and more are coming.
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>> when the tragedy hits, you think about how easy our life is here. we take for granted, we wake up in the morning and turn on the lights and take a shower. they don't have that option. >> reporter: getting to the victims and the worst hit areas will be a major challenge. sandoval knows it will be unfamiliar territory for her but she says her experience and willingness to help will overcome it. >> also, working in the emergency department, we serve the underserved. and unfortunately, the opportunity to help in the philippines, the tragedy that it is, would give me just more of what i am, the fabric of what i am, to help. >> reporter: the hardest part, getting money and getting organized. these nurses say they can do it. >> that's what we do. sometimes we have to go beyond the walls of the hospital and help those in the community and we are so blessed we can do that. >> reporter: the national nurses united has assembled a team of nurses and hopes to deploy next week.
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live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> kpix 5 has teamed up with the red cross to raise money for the relief effort there week. we'll have a phone bank all day tomorrow. details at only on kpix 5, the lack of rain is starting to have a major effect on one of northern california's largest reservoirs. water levels are so low at san luis reservoir, islands are popping up in places where they are rarely seen. san luis is along 152 near the border between merced and santa clara counties and right now it's nowhere close to its storage capacity. >> it looks fun to kayak on because there are islands not here before. >> we had rain probably three weeks ago, it rained maybe all of four seconds. >> government-ordered protections for delta smelt and salmon also plays a role in the water levels. there are also federally mandated water delivery contracts for los angeles and santa clara counties and to farmers in the central valley.
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i love the sunshine but we need the rain. one of the driest stretches since 1849. it's going to be sunny all the way to the coastline. patchy fog inland 40s and 50s. by the afternoon these temperatures going to be running above the average, sunshine and about 72 degrees in san jose. about 72 in santa clara. 73 in morgan hill. those temperatures moving well into the 70s into the east bay and some of these temperatures as much as 10 degrees above the average. 68 degrees and sunny in san francisco. and we should see about 67 degrees in sausalito and no rain in sight, guys, at least for now. that's the latest. back to you. anne makovec is live over at uc mission bay in san francisco where we are expecting another round of protests against new uc president janet napolitano. anne, napolitano will come face
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to face, i guess, with those protestors later today. >> reporter: that's true. and you can see outside the meeting headquarters, you have barriers already lined up in case these protests are very large i have covered a lot of protests here of the past uc president mark yudof but janet napolitano is bringing new concerns over her political background. she is set to speak here at 9 a.m. my school sold itself to the government. reporter: student protestors spoke out at the uc regents meeting calling janet napolitano's former role as secretary of homeland security a threat to undocumented students. >> it's an insult that you would appoint janet napolitano and the repression she represents! >> reporter: they say the mass deportations under her leadership at the federal level fly in the face of progress made by uc students fighting for citizenship and there is concern that her background is more about politics than
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education. >> the uc president is supposed to set the vision federal government uc campus. she is supposed to inspire critical thinking and freedom of thought. >> reporter: napolitano was not present during this portion of the meeting yesterday. but the message to the board of regents was clear. >> we will not accept napolitano as the uc president! we demand that she resign! and that you find someone else on your short list to put in that position!! [ screaming ] >> reporter: back out here live outside the uc mission bay campus, you can see some police officers going in and they have riot gear so they are going to be prepared for anything. we want to mention, janet napolitano just two weeks ago announced a new initiative, $5 million for counseling and financial aid for illegal immigrant students. but these protestors say it's too little too late. >> how about the protestors? are they all uc students? >> reporter: you know, a lot of them are not. the protests mainly yesterday were organized by a group called, by any means necessary, which works for fairness and equality for immigrants.
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>> all right, anne makovec live for us here in san francisco. thank you. around the bay area, a san francisco police officer is suing the city in federal court. lorenzo adamson claims he was racially profiled when he was stopped in may for not having a license plate. the "chronicle" reports the suit says officers didn't recognize their colleague and tackled him during the traffic stop. a man is set to stand trial for the murder of sandra coke. a federal investigator from oakland. the tribune says a judge ruled yesterday prosecutors do have enough evidence to try randy alana who had a relationship with coke. coke worked for the federal public defender's office in sacramento. her body was found in august five days after she was reported missing. 17-year-old christian burton will be back in court today for a pretrial hearing . the teen is accused of shooting and killing off duty paramedic quinn boyer in the oakland hills in april. burton will be tried as an adult. five others have been charged
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in juvenile court with multiple felonies. 5:37. let's check traffic. >> thanks. typical commute right now. no big problem spots out there. we had one earlier accident but that's already been cleared. so it is causing some extra slowdowns through antioch. the accident was closer towards bailey and it looks like now everything is completely gone back to normal so westbound 4 approaching bailey road where there was a solo spinout but again, everything is clear. now things are starting to fill in through the altamont pass actually beginning on 205 through tracy and all the way towards north flynn and even a few more tapping brake lights towards the dublin interchange. that drive time continues to tick up towards 18 minutes between the altamont pass and 680. and a quick look outside "kcbs traffic" reporting great traffic conditions right now up the nimitz freeway. that is "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. more than a million
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californians are being told their health insurance is being canceled. dave jones says insurers are canceling the policies because they don't meet federal requirements under the new healthcare reform law. anthem blue cross california has agreed to a two-month extension of about 104,000 individual policies. the company admitted it failed to give the required 90-day cancellation notice because of a computer glitch. the rough rollout of the affordable care act has drawn its share of criticism. now one of president obama's strongest supporters former president bill clinton is telling him to keep his promise. cbs news' susan mcginnis has the latest from washington. reporter: >> i personally believe even if it takes a change in the law the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got. >> reporter: president bill clinton is among the latest to criticize president obama for failing to keep his promise. >> if you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. >> reporter: that could help explain the latest quinnipiac
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poll which shows just 44% of americans view the president as honest and trustworthy. the white house says president obama has ordered his staff to find a solution for the nearly 5 million americans who will lose their insurance beginning january 1. >> it's not so easy to imagine how that happens. >> reporter: gale is a healthcare expert and served as an advisor during the first bush administration. she says there's likely not enough time to reverse course. >> how do you reinstitute something that was scheduled to go out of business january 1st? >> reporter: but republicans are pressing ahead with the plan to allow people to keep their existing policies which the white house opposes. >> that would cause more problems and create more problems and do more harm than, uhm, any good it would do. >> reporter: the house is expected to vote on the bill friday. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> today on capitol hill, the house oversight committee plans to question i.t.
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officials about security and technical issues with the troubled website. wall street hopes to regain the recent momentum after losses in the latest sessions. >> alexis christoforous of joins us live in new york with the latest on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it looks like we are in for another hope to will be lower here on wall street after the dow fell from a record high on tuesday. the index lost 32 points. the nasdaq was flat. the u.s. government is one step closer to selling its entire stake in general motors. the treasury department sold another $1.2 billion worth of the automaker stock last month. taxpayers are still in the hole though for about $12 billion after bailing gm out five years ago for nearly $50 billion. and ford is hoping to breathe new life into its luxury lincoln brand with a small suv. the mkc will be unveiled in new york later today with a base price of just under $34,000. it will hit dealer showrooms next summer.
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netflix is sprucing up its service in the hopes you will watch a little longer. the video streaming service says its face-lift makes the tv screen appear cleaner and simpler and includes more information about each movie and tv show including why it might appeal to you. netflix's new look will show up on those using various players. a painting by the british artist francis bacon sold at auction last night for a record $142 million. the three studies of lucy and freud depicts bacon's friend and was sold as christie's here in new york. the previous record for an auction painting was $120 million for edward monk's the scream. if you are going to spend that kind of money on a painting, have a great spot to hang it. >> i was going to say you have to enjoy it. can't just put it in a vault. >> in a garage? >> not in the garage. [ laughter ] >> no, no. >> alexis christoforous with, have a great day. thank you. a bay area community is
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bringing a piece of the burning man to town. the city of palo alto is bringing aurora a 35-foot-tall interactive sculpture to city hall. the structure first displayed at burning man resembles a weeping willow with more than 4,000 hand made copper leaves hanging from 200 branches and it was all the idea of two children who wanted to see the display for themselves. >> can we see it? it's in crates in san francisco. so we just said, why can't we bring it to palo alto? and that's how it all got started. >> that's exactly what happened. starting friday, smartphone users can go online and control the sparkle and the speed of the lights from their phones. a public tree lighting ceremony is set for saturday afternoon. 5:43 now. you thought your commute was bad in why some bay area drivers may have to shell out $2,000 just to get to work. >> and three cars may have caught fire but tesla's ceo
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angeles sports arena to honor the tsa officer killed at l.a.x. attorney general eric holder called him a hero. paul ciancia is charged with the murder of geraldo hernandez. two police officers gunned down in the line of duty will be memorialized at the police department p sergeant lawrence butch baker and jeremy butler were killed by a suspect who died in a gun battle with the authorities. it will have a fountain and plants. boulders will have brass plaques bearing the names. 5:47. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> it's been super quiet since we have been on the air for the last hour, hour 15 minutes. no problems spots out there. we had one accident and that's already been cleared. so we'll show you a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. that's where you're heading to
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this morning. so far, so good. fastrak and the rest of the commuters are still getting by okay all the way into san francisco. lower deck traffic also looks good heading out towards oakland. there are some areas of overnight roadwork including in area northbound 680 between monument and 242. various lanes blocked until approximately 6 a.m. and the slowdowns are really building right now on highway 4 westbound. this is where we had that earlier accident. it was actually at bay point approaching bailey road. now the sensors are picking up slowing from "a" street through it your antioch exits. longer line of red sensors than usual at this time. morning. here's a live look now at the san mateo bridge commute. westbound 92 as you can see a few more cars on the roads but still only 14 minutes between 880 and 101. and in the south bay in san jose, there still may be
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connector ramps closed around the interchange. northbound 17 to northbound 280. in fact we're seeing a few taps of the brake lights in the northbound lanes. mass transit all looks great. bart systemwide on time. this is "kcbs traffic," kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> back to sunshine and above average temperatures in the afternoon. yesterday we snuck in a couple of quick light showers. it's back to sun today. out the door, mostly clear skies. we are seeping patchy, dense fog beginning to develop -- we're seeing patchy, dense fog beginning to develop in the valleys. by the afternoon nothing but sunshine all the way to the coastline. low 60s toward the beaches. you will find 60s and 70s and sunny skies inside the bay. and very mild moving well into the 70s in the valleys. high pressure now building back in. that is second the jet stream well to the north. so that's shutting down the rain heading well north of the bay area for now at least for a few days here so more sunshine and above average temperatures
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expected then things begin to change over the weekend. sfo we have clear skies no delays are expected there. if you are traveling around the country 45 and sunny in chicago partly cloudy 68 in denver, 55 in houston but only a chilly 39 degrees in new york for today. around the bay temperatures soaring well into the 70s inland. 60s and 70s inside the bay and low 60s toward the coastline. next couple of days starting to cool temperatures down a few more clouds come our way but we'll stay dry then warm up on sunday and monday. time now for your kpix 5 schoolcast. for st. eugene school in santa rosa, if you are headed out this morning, grab a jacket. it's chilly to start. temperatures in the low 40s. by lunch recess, warming up into the low 70s. by the time you get out, how about that, mid-70s very, very nice day indeed. if you would like to nominate your school for a schoolcast, go to and by the way, sunrise time
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today 6:48. sunset 5:00. setting very, very early these days. >> squeezing that daylight in. >> shorter and shorter. state senator ron calderon has been suspended. yesterday, the state senate voted unanimously to remove the los angeles county democrat from all his committee assignments. calderon is accused of accepting tens of thousands of dollars from an undercover fbi agent. at this point, he hasn't been charged and he denies any wrongdoing. 5:51. it's more than likely drivers will have to pay more to get across the golden gate bridge very soon. friday the golden gate bridge district plans to discuss a potential toll hike. plans on the table include increasing the toll to $8 over the next five years. the earliest of those plans would be implemented next april. hike would cost a driver commuting from marin five days a week $2,000 a year to get into work. the district is considering the increase to offset a five-year deficit of $142 million. san francisco's repair bill for the "rim" fire is more than
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$36 million. the fire that started near yosemite national park in august damaged the city's hetch hetchy water and power system. the examiner reports the city hopes its insurance policy will pay the damages the state doesn't cover. the federal government though has already rejected a request for disaster money. 5:52. frequent liars are seeing frequent changes for the worse. how -- frequent flyers are seeing frequent changes for the worse. how california is raising thebar. >> ghost town for sale. what you can get for $225,000 coming up. ,,,,,,
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headlines in recent weeks for catching fire will not be recalled. a tesla ceo elon musk told the "new york times" he stood by the model's electric car. he says it's five times less likely to have a fire than gasoline cars in the u.s. tesla's shares rose 2% after dipping 5% when the vehicles caught fire. frequent flyer programs are making it harder to fly for free. united and delta plan to increase the number of miles to earn to get flight deals. experts say airlines change their loyalty programs this past year in order to save money. the new programs will begin in february. $225,000 could get you a decent house in some parts of california or in some parts you can get an entire town. >> sure if you want to head to seneca a gold mining town in plumas county for sale on craigslist. seneca is about 4.5 hours northeast of san francisco. a quarter million bucks will get you 12 acres, complete with a gold mine, three cabins, scenic grounds along the feather river so nice view. the deal also includes a
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working gin distillery and liquor license. no utilities, buildings are run down and the property is impossible to get to in bad weather. police carrying riot gear are filing into the building here behind me in preparation for the uc regents meeting. coming up the controversy surrounding new president janet napolitano. >> and widespread death and did he struck devastating the central philippines provoking looters to steal what they can to survive. we'll have the latest on the relief efforts of the victim of typhoon haiyan. an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i felone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive.
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i didn't know what was going on but nobody did. that was kind of the biggest upset. >> reporter: gamblers are taken by surprise when the power goes out at the bay area's newest casino after a car crashes into a power pole. >> that's one leave the city to start a new life. >> it's been five days since
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typhoon haiyan destroyed everything in its path in the philippines and the need for food, water and medical supplies is only growing. >> if you continue to keep janet napolitano as president of the uc system, we will be a lightning rod! >> reporter: students make their voices heard demanding the removal of the new uc president janet napolitano. >> including the edge of santa clara county is the san luis reservoir with the storage capacity of more than 2 million- acre feet of water. this year, not so much. >> it's just dry, it's baked. >> reporter: from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." >> what a thunderous shot! >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. captions by: caption colorado c m good morning, it's wednesday, november 13. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. time now is 6:00.let's get you out the door with a little weather and traffic. >>


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