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this is kpix5 news on kbcw. >> a sellout crowd packs the coliseum. >> we are still $89 million apart. the good news is, we have four days to find a settlement. >> bay area commuters could be in trouble. with time running out, bart and its unions can't agree on how far apart they are. and community concerns prompt pg and e to shut down a large underground pipeline. good evening, the national gas transmission line runs through much of san carlos. kpix5 tells us, pg and e's memo revealed it could fail. >> residents have been worried about the safety of the major gas line that runs beneath their community. thinking of the gas line explosion and wondering, could it happen here? >> that's kind of a scary feeling just because there's a lot of parks and schools in
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this area. >> an engineer noting line 147 had an old style seem, had concerns according to the chronicle. and wrote an e-mail questioning whether the line was safe. san carlos officials showed kpix5 that e-mail. >> whether or not it was damaged by their own testing process and whether or not we are sitting on a san bruno situation. >> san carlos declared a state of emergency and friday, the judge ordered the line completely shut down. reduced pressure by 20%, and ordered a third party study. >> study found that the testing did not cause the growth cracks and so point by point is as the employee lifted their questions, we were able to address each one. >> mow spokesman says pg and e will conform with the court order. >> an abundance of caution, we're going to shut down the line as early as monday or tuesday.
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>> utility did not say whether any repairs or inspections would be made during a shutdown. company attorneys have about ten days to contest the order. live in the newsroom, i'm don knapp, kpix5. >> the pipeline has been around for quite some time. inspectors believe it dates back to 1929. the clock is ticking towards another possible bart strike. we are five days away from the end of the 60 day cooling off period. the two sides were talking today, but it was mostly about safety and work rules, not the big issues of wages, healthcare, and pensions. the meetings ended mid afternoon and won't resume until monday. there's a lot to discuss. they can't agree on how far apart they are. bart says it is $89 million. the union says it's $30 million. >> make sure that you understand that we need a four- year contract. unions keep demanding a three- year contract. we need to get a four-year contract and that's part of the
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disparity in the numbers. >> it was the mediator's decision to take tomorrow off. if there's no deal by thursday night, workers could walk off the job. day five of the government shutdown came and went with no agreement. there was some movement. susan tells us lawmakers agreed to bring back some furloughed workers and pay others. >> many of the workers furloughed will soon be back on the job. defense secretary, chuck hagel, can legally bring back most of the 350,000 civilian department of defense employees. as for the rest of the government workers sitting at home, the house unanimously passed legislation that would give furloughed employees retroactive pay once the shutdown is over. the senate and president are expected to approve. >> doesn't do me any good right now, because i'm not getting paid. >> darren is an it manager for the national science foundation, he is encouraged about back pay, but his wife says the bills are already piling up. >> if those checks don't come
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in, what happens to you? >> start praying really hard. >> while hundreds of thousands of workers will go back on the job and others wait for pay, there is still no deal in sight to restart the government. republicans say they want to negotiate healthcare with the president. >> this administration has been almost absent when it comes to discussions and working out our differences. >> the president and testimonies say there will be no negotiations until the government is reopened. >> this crisis could be over in hours. meanwhile, they have a message for lawmakers. >> the house, the senate, and the president all need to come to some sort of consensus. >> something many government workers are no doubt hoping for. cbs news, washington. >> defense contractor says it will furlough about 3,000 employees on monday because of the government shutdown. the company has 6400 employees in palo alto. it's not clear how the furloughs will impact them.
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there were two military operations in africa today in the war against terror. one resulted in the capture of a senior al-qaeda leader wanted for years. >> been on the fbi's most wanted list for years. with the $5 million bounty on his head. the senior al-qaeda leader was indicted for the 1998 embassy bombings in kenya and tanzania. hundreds of people were killed. u.s. forces finally caught up on the streets of tripoli, capturing the libyan national in broad daylight. and went after a senior leader in a predawn raid. the pentagon would only say there were some casualties and no americans were injured or killed. the group claimed responsibility for the attack on a shopping mall two weeks ago. more than 60 people were killed in the four-day terrorist assault. cbs news. >> the somali raid was carried
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out by seal team 6. immigrants rights groups held rallies across the country today. these marchs in san francisco and san jose were among some 150 nationwide protests. the demonstrators are protesting delay tactics. designed to stall legislation that would create a path to citizenship for people who are in the country illegally. and the events kicked off shortly after governor brown signed a series of bills to protect immigrants. one would prohibit local law enforcement from detaining people for deportation if they are arrested for a minor crime and otherwise eligible to be released. he also signed a measure that will allow undocumented immigrants to be licensed as attorneys in california. well, a program that would provide monthly rent checks to three strike prisoners is about to launch in santa clara county. freed inmates would get $1,000 a month for a year. the money would be paid directly to the landlords.
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the idea is to help them get back on their feet. no other county in the state does this. there are about 70 former third strikers and estimated half of them would receive help. a peninsula man is accused of driving drunk and causing a deadly wrong way crash. the chp says 24-year-old, zachary, was going northbound in the southbound lanes at 3:40 this morning. he hit a taxi carrying two passengers. one of the passengers was ejected and killed when a second car hit the cab. the cab driver suffered major injuries. in southern california, this is the aftermath of a fire caused by a big rig that went off the freeway and crashed into a car dealership in oxnard. the crash damaged at least 16 of them. the dealership was closed at the time. the truck was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. gusty winds might have been a
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factor. those winds fanned this fast moving brush fire. the flames came right up to the freeway interchange and briefly shut it down. a red flag alert is in effect for the los angeles area through tomorrow evening. a grass fire that sent smoke billowing across the bay area is now 100% contained. it burned more than 1,000 acres yesterday. also destroyed a barn and farm equipment. two people were treated for smoke inhalation, but no one was seriously hurt. it was scoreless through 9, but in the end, the a's came through in a thriller. nobody was in their seats. bases loaded and he comes through. the a's win 1-0 to even the series at a game a piece. no celebration at the coliseum is complete without a slice of walkoff ties. >> come up, it's what you
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dream of. looking for something out over the plate, stay in the middle of the field, you want to stay in the middle of the field. fortunate to come through. >> that's fun to see. the a's can win through game three on monday. >> a day at the fair ruined for a california family. >> that's when he is like, no, disabled kids know he needs to go. >> their two-year-old was denied a ride because he is autistic. the fair says that's not the whole story. 's one sound conc n't be hearing and it's hard to miss the sounds of hardly strictly bluegrass. there's one sound concert goers won't be hearing. the kpix and weather center, good evening, everybody, we do have another day on top for your sunday. but a big-time cooldown is in the forecast. i'll pinpoint that day as the news continues right here on the cw. ,,,,,,,,
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we all have our little tricks.
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mom swaps one of my snacks for a yoplait. i don't mind, i mean it's orange crème. and when mom said bobby was too edgy... 'sup girl. i just swapped him out for tyler. 'sup girl. mom never questioned bobby again. two can play at this game. [ female announcer ] swap one snack a week for a yoplait. and everybody wins. a fresno couple says their two-year-old son was not allowed on a ride not because of his height or weight, because he's autistic. they say he went on several rides with his dad earlier in the day with no problems, but
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the fun came to an end when they approached a ride called the chopper hopper. >> at first said he was too small and an adult had to go with him. my husband said, i'm going to go with him, we won't allow him to go on a ride because he's autistic. >> boy was turned away because his dad didn't want to pay to accompany him. however, they offered the family a free day at the fair to make up for them. well, across the country, it's been a wild weekend for weather. while we were enjoying the sun, a snowstorm blasted south dakota. thousands of people lost power. farther east, a rare october tornado ripped through the city of wayne, nebraska, destroying a dozen homes and damaging businesses. a few people were hurt, but no one was killed. >> and then, there's tropical storm karen. sizzling out in the gulf of
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mexico, it's now weakened to a tropical depression, all watches and warnings have been canceled along the gulf coast. and alameda is getting a $5.7 million makeover. the regional park district is replacing more than 80,000 cubic yards of sand that has been washed away and pumping it in for about two months. the goal is to restore the beach and system to how it was 25 years ago. >> well, the sounds of musicians picking a banjo filling the air at golden gate park this weekend while bluegrass is drawing its usual large crowds, patrick tells us there's something missing this year. >> it's the first weekend of october and with summer now a memory, a familiar sound. the hardly striply bluegrass festival. >> it's a lot of music that is directly related by the fact that it's real. >> hundreds and thousands of people attended the annual
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event. this, the 13th year. hosting among others, steve earl and harris, founder passed away in 2007, but his son keeps it alive. >> it's an important part of it. so there's a lot of different musical generas that are represented. >> right now, we are seeing folks pass along to another generation as we speak and it's an exciting time because of that. >> familiar sound that wasn't there today, the blue angels due to budget cuts. for the past several years, they were scheduled the same weekend as the schedule. a fact not lost on earl. >> do you miss the blue angels? >> no. that's the best part of the sequester. it's dangerous to fly low over a place with, you know, half a million people out in the field. there's a lot of more traditional stuff, speaks to people and really fundamental and basic way. >> the festival will continue through sunday night and you'll be able to hear this noise for as long as san francisco will have the bluegrass festival.
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reporting from san francisco's golden gate park, kpix5. >> a gorgeous day all around and sunny skies at the coliseum. >> yes. sunny gray skies. >> i know. >> i told you earlier, every weather girl loves her sun and gray. >> i interviewed him in the locker room a couple weeks ago and i said, do your parents have a wicked sense of humor to name you sonny gray? he said ma'am, i have been teased all my life. he's a neat guy. he has to do celebrity weather caster. >> i invited him for that. let's invite you outside and take a look at the skies in san francisco this evening. boy was there a fire work display. we had lots of fireworks up here, 39 right here in san francisco. boy, it was a better shot than the 4th of july. this is being put on by pier 39 each and every saturday through
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the month of october because we don't have the celebration of fleet week. which is not just the blue angels, it's when the sailors come to town as well. we'll take fireworks instead. thank you to pier 39 for that and every single saturday, you can see it right here in the city of san francisco. another view of the bay bridge at this hour. take a peek at temperatures currently. oh, it is 67 degrees or 68 degrees in san jose. these temperatures, i believe, are off right now. mountain view and san francisco would check twice with that. liver more at 64 and oakland dropped down to the 60s after realizing a high of 85 degrees. average high in san francisco is 70. and instead, 13 degrees above average was 87 degrees toward the delta and also in santa rosa. cooler tonight with the starry sky, upper 40s in santa rosa. mid 50s mountain view and across the bay. now here's what we need to know. tonight, starry skies, cooler
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temperatures. tomorrow, a carbon copy from what we experienced today with wall to wall sunshine and a cooldown by midweek. area of low pressure taking precipitation well to the north of seattle. leaving it with sunny skies today, but rain in the forecast for them on monday. we are still under the influence of a huge ridge of high pressure with at least one more day of above average. unseasonally mild to warm conditions and then the temperatures gradually begin to trend downward. the half marathon tomorrow morning, i'll see you at the starting line at 8:00 a.m. 72 degrees at race time. climbing easily to the mid and high 70s. stay hydrated for that 13.1 mile run. 70s tomorrow along the seashore through ocean beach. 70s and 80s will come across the peninsula. morgan hill and in gilroy, still dry. humidity between 15 and 20 percent. san ramon at 88. near 90 through danville and
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then we go north of the golden gate bridge to the low 80s and petaluma, 81 tomorrow. and lake port mid 80s. here is the extended forecast. because we'll have the coast to cool off by monday, but notice wednesday, it's an area of low pressure that will nick north western quadrant of the state, leaving us with partly to mostly cloudy conditions wednesday and thursday and real autumn-like temperatures before we rebound by saturday. another event tomorrow on sunday if you're not running in the half marathon in san jose. it saved the music festival. good music, great kids doing great things to save the music and our local schools. >> thank you very much. speaking of good things, good news, a special honor tonight for a member of our kpix5 family. the hispanic foundation gave the award to the ramirez family. kpix5 reporter, len ramirez,
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his sister, sylvia, and their families. the award is given to families who have served their community. the siblings followed in their footsteps of their parents in community service. congratulations to len and his family. well, it t is something out of a science fiction movie, for one bay area man, it's a very real miracle. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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and he is seeing amazing results. >> attorney dean lloyd suffers from a degenerative eye disease, which destroys cells and impedes a person's ability to detect light. >> i saw nothing, except i could as ascertain daytime from nighttime. >> it will be commercially available is helping patients like lloyd. >> a perception was like a flash of light. now i can see boundaries and borders. >> the second sight was fda approved earlier this year, and patients are being screened at the 12 major u.s. hospitals chosen. the device includes a chip with an array of electrodes that is on -- and glasses with a video camera that transmits images. >> it converts that into an image that delivers electronic impulses to the electrodes in
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the chip that then stimulate the retina to generate a perception that the brain can interpreter. >> the device doesn't restore vision. the patients can detect light and dark. this identifying objects location and movement. >> walk down a sidewalk to my bus stop, to my office on a daily basis and i can see where the grass comes up to the sidewalk. >> the device isn't going to enable them to drive a car or, you know, read fine prints on a newspaper. but it might help them enjoy better quality of life. >> lloyd says he now almost feels naked without them. >> oh, your glasses look very nice. making some take a second look at the first government approved bionic eye. san francisco, c-net for cbs news. >> device costs $145,000 and is covered by medicare. second sight is working on
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software upgrades to improve resolution and provide color. boy, all kinds of reasons to shake and shout tonight. the a's going to detroit evened up. ,,,,,, to thsuffered in silence...
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♪ he loves me! that's right. [ mom ] warm and flaky in 15, everyone loves pillsbury grands! [ girl ] make dinner pop! so i should probably get the last roll... yeah but i practiced my bassoon. [ mom ] and i listened. [ brother ] i can do this. [ imitates robot ] everyone deserves ooey, gooey, pillsbury cinnamon rolls. make the weekend pop. what kind of weather conditions does our top weather person like? sunny gray, it was all about him as the a's took the night. i have it right here what they did with the tigers. sunny gray making his playoff debut. gray struck out nine. detroit tigers in 8 innings of
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work. 111 pitches and justin verlander, good steven both swing with the runners on for his final pitch of the night. 11 strikeouts, also no runs allowed. now bottom of the 9th, no outs. vote gets redemption. the walkoff base hits, the a's win it 1-0 and tie this series at 1. game three monday. another rough one for cal, loses against washington state by a final of 44-22. quarterback, conner holliday threw for over 500 yards. the sharks, 2-0 now. 19-year-old rookie scored two goals and the first ten minutes of the game and the sharks go on to win it 4-1 over the phoenix coyotes. but the story tonight is what happened here? the a's are boarding a plane within the hour to go to detroit. happy guys as they are tied up that series, one a piece. it's a three-game series now.
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>> all right, thank, we'll see you at 11:00. good night. >> there you go. >> right there. ,,,, ,,,,,,,, ,,
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