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approximately are biblical blalt re of caldecott tunnel. it opene to just before dawn this morning >> guided by the chp, the first cars make their way through the tunnel. it opened to traffic just before dawn this morning on time and under budget. and good evening. let's take a live look at how traffic is flowing just outside the new bore and you can see it's flowing smoothly. kpix 5 tells us most drivers like what they see. >> reporter: with two brand-new lanes through the tunnel, there's a lot more room on the road. lunchtime saturday not a single bottleneck. smooth sailing for regular
tunnel goers. officials aren't too shy patting themselves on the back either. 160,000 drivers every day can now expect a quicker ride through the mountain. plus, the 417 million dollar project is done early and under budget. >> great accomplishment to come millions of dollars under budget. >> state of california and i'm proud to say the federal government, too, working together to gets a great project done. >> but not everyone is overly impressed. some say we've lowered our expectation with these massive projects. >> i think we've seen so many fiascos with respect to these public infrastructure projects we're shocked when it's done on time and at cost. >> reporter: according to caltrans, the largest chunk of money to build this bore is federal dollars from the american recovery and reinvestment act, along with local taxes and dollars. but when a project is done under budget, it's not the
price tag that gets people talking. for this tunnel, it's the design. >> it looks kind of like a spaceship at first. >> the lighting is great. hello when you pull in, hello. but yes, it's nice. >> reporter: mark kelly, kpix 5. >> the cars we shoulder you earlier going through the tunnel weren't technically the first. look at that. two cars actually slipped past the escort before the official opening. the cops went after them with lights and sirens, but they vanished out the other side. just when we thought we had seen the last of the bart negotiations for a while, bart wants to head back to the bargaining table over a mistake in the contract. don is at the station and commuters are faced with the possibility of another strike just before the holidays? >> reporter: i think everybody around the bay area is wondering what happened. we had a couple of strikes, finally got a resolution and
now, this. the question is, can it be fixed and can it be fixed without another strike? >> i may strike every time i turn around and they've got the best benefits in the world already. >> reporter: after months of acrimonious negotiations, two strikes and the accidental deaths of two workers, bart and its unions reached agreement on contracts. now a contract for paid family medical leave that bart is calling a glitch is about to send the two sides back to the bargaining table, raising once again the possibility of another strike. >> as you know, we have never spoken the word strike. it has always come from the district. our moments were pushed into a strike july 1st and we were pushed into a strike october 18th. >> are you being pushed now? >> no, because we expect to get a deal. we signed an agreement. we have an agreement. >> reporter: but bart's board of directors says a review of events leading up to the family leave provision shows it was never the board's intention to include it in the contract. the board ordered general manager to go back and reopen negotiations with the unions.
>> i believe this has turned what i view as a bad contract and has made it worse. not matter what, now the union has leverage to demand more. and so the cost of the contract sin eave take bli going to go -- is inevitably going to go up. >> reporter: the board is not comfortable with the potential cost of family leave, saying it could reach $10 million a year, more than $40 million over the life of the contract. the union disagrees. >> for the next three days we are looking at our options. legally we're looking at our options so we will be meeting with our entire negotiating team to see where we go from here. >> reporter: at this point it looks like a standoff with the union saying we've got a deal and management saying yeah, but it doesn't count because there's a clerical error. reporting live, kpix 5. >> if negotiations do resume, bart will have a new chief negotiator. the bart board revealed last night that thomas hawk is no
longer with the district. santa clara serves deputies say they shot and killed a woman after she threatened them with a knife. it started a little after midnight on cleveland avenue in san jose. the woman was in the driveway of the triplex and had some sort of weapon when three deputies arrived. witnesses reported hearing a lot of yelling and swearing. >> after one minute, i hear boom, boom, boom. then i tell my husband, i wake him up, say, you hear gunshots? >> it's not clear what led the deputies to open fire. her identity has not been released. a murder mystery in richmond. we investigated when google street view spotted something no one expected. >> reporter: the images found on google street view are disturbing. an aerial shot of sanford avenue in richmond and a grim geological marker. zoom in and you can clearly see a crime scene, cop cars and
officer. and look closely, a body. until now, it's been a mystery, but richmond police confirmed the aerial shot was taken in august 2009. the same day the body of this 14-year-old boy was found in the area. richmond police say that boy was kevin barera. the fact that google happened to be shooting images in the area that day, pure coincidence. >> it's a real pain to see those pictures on the internet. >> reporter: jose, kevin's father, saw the images. crime scene for the first time tonight. >> it bring me back, you know, some memories. that hurt me a lot. >> reporter: kevin's murder is still uninvolved. his family only knows that the boy was walking in his neighborhood one night and called a friend on his cell phone to tell him someone was following him. his body was found the next day. jose wants google to remove the images. >> that's just something that they have to remove.
>> reporter: but he sees the silver lining. four years after his son's murder, a chance to appeal to police and the public for answers. in richmond, kpix 5. >> we reached out to google after business hours yesterday for comment. no one has gotten back to us. miami police say they believe they found the body after man who fell out of a private plane on thursday. shortly after the piper pa-46 took off on the small airport south of miami, the pilot road for help. he said that a door was open and a passenger fell out. that triggered a search on land and sea. the man's body was found in a swampy area. a rare type of meningitis is spreading across a college campus. the dilemma over using a vaccination not approved in the united states. >> biggest obstacle is time. >> this is nothing short of an olympic sprint. >> on standby for now. how the u.s. navy is gearing up
meningitis on campus. the first case of bacterial meningit student retu princeton university is trying to stop the spread of a rare type of meningitis on campus. the first case of bacterial meningitis developed when a student returned from spring break in march. an outbreak was declared in may and at least one student is still hospitalized. the illness is rare in the united states and can cause serious complications including brain damage. >> treat it quickly, so the community that may have other cases has to be aware of the symptoms, because the quicker you put someone on antibiotics the more likely they are to recover. >> the only vaccine for men jiet advertise b is -- meningitis is approved in australia and europe but not in the u.s. the university will offer it to students. international aid efforts are finally reaching more typhoon survivors in the
central philippines. helicopters from a u.s. carrier airlifted tons of cargo including food, water, medicine, blankets. the united nations say 11 foreign and domestic medical teams are now in the philippines. the death toll now stands at more than 3,600. nearly 1,200 people are still missing. and a massive navy hospital ship off the southern california coast is deploying to go to the philippines. crews are loading up tons of supplies. >> stretching nearly 900 feet, the u.s. naval ship mercy is one of the largest hospitals in the country. its crew is on standby. they could set sail for the philippines as early as sunday, with more than 1,000 pallets of food and medicine for victims of typhoon haiyan. commander tony costa is in charge of supplies. >> how many people does it take to get this ship ready? >> literally hundreds of people are working together right now to prepare the ship to get
underway in five days. >> costa helped stock the mercy last year for a bye annual humanitarian mission to asia. it can treat as many as 300 patients a day and could help some of the 12,000 injured in the philippines. the ship can hold a medical staff of about 1,200 people, from dentists to surgeons, but the military must first determine what the greatest needs are in the philippines before they decide who to send. 5,000 sailors and marines aboard the uss washington are already assisting with relief efforts. 600 other u.s. troops are also on the ground providing aid. at least 1,000 more are on the way. >> the biggest obstacle is time. this is nothing short of an olympic sprint. >> reporter: it could dock off the coast of the philippines as early as mid-december. cbs news, san diego. >> a telethon was held thursday to raise money with the red cross for the typhoon victims. thanks to you we brought in
since the assassination of president john f. kennedy. cbs chief washington schieffer was next friday marks 50 years since the assassination of president john f. kennedy. cbs chief washington correspondent bob sheafer was working as a newspaper reporter in texas that day. recently he recalls a personal
impact of a national tragedy. >> people had never really gone through anything like this. i think this took a toll on the nation's psyche, and i think it may have, you know, in a funny way impacted people more than they realized at the time. it certainly did me. it affected my whole outlook on life. you know, i was very sad, like we are when there's a death in the family. then i came to understand that i had used up some emotional thing inside of me, where i couldn't really react to things like this. i just sort of used that up. and then once i got it back, the more i realized take advantage of every moment of every day. i came to realize that day thatit can all end unexpectedly, where we least expect it. and it can end just like that.
>> tonight, cbs news presents a special edition of 48 hours as it happened, john f. kennedy. bob sheafer takes you inside the four days that changed america and american television history, tonight at 9:00 right here on kpix 5. well, this is your last weekend to visit could it tower -- coit tower for a while. it's set to close on monday for five months of renovations. the 80-year-old tower, plans call for rejuvenating the mural. they will fix some of the cracks in the walls and upgrade the plumbing and lighting. all right, i guess you have some rain in the forecast of yours? >> we do. speaking of san francisco, san francisco has gone 55 days without any measurable rain. so we need rain obviously around the bay area. we could be getting some by by the end of the week. speaking of 55, it's actually 55 degrees right now in san
francisco, both coit tower. 58 right new in livermore and 60 degrees out in concord. checking weather headlines, cool morning to start you off with on sunday. sunshine once again, should be a pretty pleasant day around the bay area and slightly warmer. a weak high pressure system moving in and then rain. that's going to be our biggest weather story for this coming week. widespread rain it looks like. for tonight, a few clouds along the coast and bay. cool and clear in your inland spots. temperatures may be in the upper 30s to 40s. so we do have a weak high pressure system that is building in our satellite and radar, bringing it pretty quiet weather over the next couple of days. we can show you what we're talking about in the futurecast. there is a low up in the northwest and it kind of keeps skirting east to the bay area, avoiding us. all that is going to change. it looks like late monday into tuesday. that's when we start with wet weather in the north and slowly spreading south. widespread rain around the bay area before tapering off on
wednesday. here's a look at your pinpoint forecast lows. a lot of 40s, some 50s. 50 degrees overnight in san francisco. low to mid-40s in some of our inland spots. pinpoint forecast highs for tomorrow, maybe a degree or two warmer tomorrow but pretty much kind of a similar day on tap. 61 in san francisco. mid-60s in oakland. 68 degrees in fairfield. here it is, here's your forecast over the next several days. quiet weather sunday and monday. and then the changes begin in the north bay late monday night. it looks like right around midnight, and then tuesday could be a wet commute before tapering off by wednesday. then we've got drier and more mild weather coming by friday into next weekend. quick check, what's going on around the bay area this weekend. we've got the san mateo event center, festival there. temperatures in the mid-60s. >> thank you very much. as you just saw -- >> a lot going on in sports.
against the eagles two weeks ago. he played through the pain last week in new york and said that he had sprained his mcl. starting in his place will be undrafted rookie matt. this will be his first nfl start. he has appeared in only one game this season. darren mcfaddin is also out with a ham spring injury. you can catch the raiders game against the texans tomorrow morning right here on kpix 5. kickoff at 10:00 a.m. followed by the fifth quarter. big 12 action, cal and colorado still going at it right now. we'll give you an update later on. our game of the day, georgia up on number seven auburn with a minute to go. fourth and 18. and now one last chance for auburn. >> dan steps up, throw down fall. a home run ball and it is picked off. lewis is going to score. >> remember, lewis already
scored. >> incredible finish. all georgia had to do was knock down the ball, but ricardo lewis scored on a 73 yard miracle. it auburn survives 43-38. we were amazed watching that one. ducks first game since stan it were plucked them last week. the anthony thomas, wait for it. here we go, be patient. find the hole and he does. look at the ac sell location. 86 -- acceleration. the ducks go up by 10. from there they decided to run away with it. a wide-open john hunt right here. nobody covering him. oregon takes care of utah 44- 21. watch this. on college game day, lee torso picked usc over stanford tonight. what? he closed swords with kirk herbstreet. check out his lip. he's bleeding. he caught a sword or the chest plate. i don't know what it was.
the anchor desk is not a safeplace to be. florida state had the inside track on the bcs title game. an easy game today. woodfield breaks a few tackles and then is off to the races and gone. nicely blocked. he goes 76 yards for the touchdown. florida state all over syracuse and the number two team in the country, as you see it right there, 59-3. let's switch gears and come down a little bit. last night for the city high school vooly ball team. balboa looking for the upset, but no luck. cardinals took the first two sets. lowell and another smash. to cap things off the championship point serve up and 8. there you go. lowell wins the city championship, they beat balboa. it's lowell's 29th volleyball championship, most in the
city's history. also a special shoutout to the 7th and 8th grade girls of st. mary's girls here in chinatown. they won their volleyball championship game earlier this week. congrats to them. i would like to see that. time now for a special saturday edition of the top five featuring the best five shots of this week. number five, here we go. it's okc minor league hockey forward goes through his leg and top shelf with the water bottle. he goes between his legs and then up. a water bottle shot. that's good. a lot of hits on youtube. number four, the high school from connecticut spins the ball and then he bangs it right through for a field goal. at number three, 9-year-old kid in germany, look at him go. look at the moves from this kid. a couple of spins, he's all over the place. look at that, nice smash. it's definitely worth a few more looks. he's amazing. all right, we go to number two
now. in at number two, harlem globe- trotters heaves it 195 feet, 9 inches and makes the shot. it goes right in. good for the guinness world book of records. number one. >> thompson waiting, waiting got it. ballgame over. >> yeah, ballgame over. the newest warrior from the other night, the buzzer beat tory sink the oklahoma thunder. warriors host the jazz coming up later on tonight. we'll have highlights of that game coming up. but finish that one up. >> i turned the tv off right before and then the next day i hear what a great shot it was. >> you know what you need to do? turn the tv off just before in close games. >> now i've got a new routine. >> you can never watch a final again. >> that's it for us at 5:30. we'll see you back in here in half an hour.
>> axelrod: tonight, hello winter. cold, snow, and heavy winds socked the pacific northwest, and now tornadoes are are in the picture as the weather moves to the heart land. we'll have the latest. more than a week after typhoon haiyan devastated the philippines, seth doane visits 1,000 people living in this school. he'll report on the challenges of helping the hardest hit. rapper jay-z says he will launch his clothing line at a store accused of racial profiling. terrell brown on jay-z tackling the problem head on. >> i want to thank the batkid for saving our city. >> axelrod: first he charmed a city, then a country, and now the world. carter evans on the power of batkid. the cape cod crusader just may spark a movement.
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