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arriving to a raging inferno. three people are still missing. good morning, it's wednesday, september 15, i'm elizabeth wenger. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning. it is 5:00 on this wednesday morning. let's get a quick look at traffic and weather. we'll start with gianna franco. >> good morning. we start off with one accident on 880. southbound 880 affecting your drive on the off-ramp, the mission boulevard off-ramp, one car involved. all the activity is on the right side of the road but chp and crews are on scene so expect slight delays exiting off the freeway. also some roadwork reported along the peninsula that may slow you down. i'll have details coming up. but right now let's check your forecast. here's tracy. >> thanks, gianna. we have another nice day expected and temperatures are warming up yet again. 81 in concord, 84 in livermore. 74 fremont, 78 in san jose. 65 in san francisco. the lower 80s in napa and santa rosa. we'll have more bay area cities
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and their high temperatures ies later today. for the first time we are getting a sense of what it was like as emergency crews responded to the san bruno pipeline explosion. >> third alarm. multiple houses, we're trying to get hose. we have possibly several blocks on fire at this time. >> call for fourth alarm to this. it appears that we have a plane down in a neighborhood. multiple structures on fire and we have a fireball still coming out. we're going to need to do a law enforcement alert. we're going to need every pd officer we can to assist with evacuations.
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hours later everyone learned it was a pipeline explosion. those first responders on the scene had no idea what they were up against. anne makovec is in san bruno where some of them talked about the ordeal and where the governor will take a tour. anne, good morning. >> reporter: the governor is slade to be here at 2:45 this afternoon. lieutenant governor abel maldonado had been filling in for him since he was on a trip to asia but he will be here touring the devastated crestmoor neighborhood. the ntsb is here to investigate. 37 homes were destroyed. 50 people were killed, four
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dead, likely seven since three people are still reported missing. in addition to the investigation on the ground, the ntsb got 90 e-mails with tips from people who live around here, only one though with a report of someone smelling gas a few weeks prior to the explosion. they are asking anyone with those claims to email them and also report if they contacted any officials about it at that time be it representatives from pg&e, police or fire or the public utilities commission. another big factor in this investigation, how long it took for the gas in the area to be turned off after the pipe ruptured. yesterday we heard from first responders and what they experienced in the first moments after the blast. >> i happened to be crestmoor elementary school. i was at my son's baseball game. we thought there was a plane crash.
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then the second call came in for south city fire i personally was thinking it might be a terrorist thing. we have a whole neighborhood thing on fire with incredibility heat and fire, many homes are burning. and as we took the turn there were citizens fleeing the street running up the hill. >> we really didn't have any radios or any communication. so what we did was ask citizens to drive people with second- degree burns on their arms and their face to the hospital. >> reporter: and again, you heard the other problem they were dealing with, lack of water. it appears a water main had ruptured during the blast, as well. another big challenge and another part of the ntsb investigation. now, i mentioned if you have any tips for them' supposed to email them. i'm going to be speaking with a spokesman from the ntsb at 5:30 this morning. if you have any questions that you would like me to ask him, please email them right now to
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us at >> some amazing stories from those firefighters. anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. well, moments after the explosion, a local man grabbed a cell phone and started recording. walter mccaffrey says the blast knocked him off his feet. but after making sure that his family was out of the house, he called 911 and then he grabbed his cell phone and took this video. he was not injured. the coroner has identified a fourth victim. 81-year-old elizabeth torres was home watching the football game on tv when the pipeline blew. torres lived with her daughter, one of her nine children. her son-in-law suffered severe burns trying to rescue her. also among the dead, jackie grieg and her 13-year-old daughter janessa, and jessica morales. the three people still missing are all members of the same family. 50-year-old greg bullis, his 17- year-old son william, and greg's 85-year-old mother lavonne have not been seen or
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heard from since thursday. san bruno detectives will keep working it as a missing persons case until they hear otherwise from the coroner's office. >> we are calling people. we are trying to see if anybody else has seen the individual, contacted any friends, work related employment, et cetera. >> the missing family members and confirmed victims were in a tight cluster of homes. several lived on claremont drive, jessica morales lived at a home right next to the explosion. let's check traffic and weather. saw a little bit of mist out there but i don't think it's going to affect the commute. >> live look at the bay bridge. a little drizzle but light traffic. metering lights are off, everything clear at the toll plaza. what we are dealing with is construction eastbound 92 this is going to affect commuters out of half moon bay.
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it is shut down that connector to northbound 280. that's in effect until 7:00 a.m. again, use highway 1 to head north out of half moon bay. elsewhere check the drive we have a closure until 7:00 a.m. 280 northbound between black mountain and truesdale. you can see some slight delays on the sensors. south 880 not affecting the main lines on the off-ramp. fog and drizzle at the coast and the bay and areas of fog inland this morning. temperatures in the 50s. for this afternoon, a mix of sun and clouds expected along the coastline. yesterday a fairly nice day temperatures ranging from 60 to 64 degrees. a little more of the same today. sunshine for most around the bay with highs near 70.
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mostly sunny and warmer conditions inland. high temperatures in the mid- 80s. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. time is 5:07. coming up next, a man shot dead overnight after answering the door. >> also ahead, san francisco one step closer to adding a tax on food. >> and san jose decides how the high-speed rail system should run through downtown. ,, hmm, do i wear hats? i could wear hats, if i partook in hat type things (birds chirping) like strolling in an orchard ♪ is this my husband? awesome cool hat, mom
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good morning, you're looking life at mountain view. so far, so good, headlights northbound up to speed heading 101 out of san jose along the peninsula. traffic in six minutes. answering a knock at the
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door proved deadly for a man in the bayview district. there was an argument then a fight after two armed men appeared at a home on pal lou avenue at 11:00 p.m. the man who opened the door was shot to death. another man in the house was assaulted. the san francisco police have two suspects in custody. booze is another step closer to costing more in san francisco. supervisors giving initial approval to a new tax on alcohol served at bars and restaurants but the vote was 7- 3. now, that is one vote short of what's needed to override mayor newsom's promised veto. the new fee would add an extra 5 cents to a bottle of beer, even more for hard liquor. the money would go to alcohol abuse programs. an elevated track is the best way for california's high- speed rail system to go through downtown san jose, that's what the city council decided yesterday by an 8-2 vote despite concerns that an aerial track will be noisy and
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unattractive . the track would reach heights up to 60 feet. it would be about one-fifth the cost of an underground tunnel. construction of a tunnel would take longer and be more disruptive. the decision now goes to the california high-speed rail authority. and honda is returning to the port of richmond. the company pulled out in the mid-'90s but it says it will continue shipping vehicles there and will boost business at the port by 25%. honda will also make $37 million in improvements to the facility. okay. well, students at a pennsylvania university are banned from using social media this week. it's an experiment by the harrisburg school of science and technology. >> should be interesting. the week long ban isn't a punishment. it's an exercise designed to get those students, the staff and faculty to think about social media when it's not available. so our question of the day is, what would you do without social media, without the facebook, twitter, all these
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ways that you might keep in touch, myspace, and you correspond and interact with people online? send your answers to or post your answers on facebook. we're also on twitter, so tweet us. i would write more letters. >> i would write more letters. >> i'm all over facebook. >> don't you like to get mail? >> i only get bills. >> i get some nice cards and -- >> you do? >> and letters. >> i can't remember the last letter i got. >> you don't have any letters from boyfriends in high school? i kept a couple of those. it's nice. >> i still have maybe junior high. taking me back to the day. >> 5:13. a little warmer today but tracy, we have a few changes out there. >> yeah, we have changes. rainfall moving into the bay area. i'll let you know when and who is most likely to get wet, your forecast in just a few moments. ,,,,,,,,,,
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peninsula. best bet on 280. 280 construction eastbound 92 and northbound 280 between black mountain and trousdale. that will be there until 7:00 a.m. eastbound 92 connector to 280 shut down until 7:00 a.m. for roadwork so plan for those delays. san mateo bridge, traffic is actually free-flowing across the span. no troubles an easy 13 minutes from 180 or i-880 to 101. that's between hayward and foster city. no delays out of the east bay. 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. if you are taking 580, so far, so good. lots of green on our sensors. no delays to report. mass transit problem-free. no delays systemwide. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. tracy, i saw some drizzle this morning. >> yeah, drizzle out there this
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morning. low clouds, fog, a little misty, too. you can also get constant weather updates on kcbs radio. here's a look at what you're expecting out the door. areas of fog especially inland with temperatures in the upper 50s. low clouds and fog around the bay and fog and areas of drizzle for the coast. for the afternoon, mostly sunny, warming up to the mid- 80s. sunshine around the bay up to the upper 60s and a mix of sun and clouds, 60 to 64 degrees. upper 70s in milpitas and santa clara. lower 80s in morgan hill and los gatos, nice day in the south bay. 74 mountain view, 76 sunnyvale, just along the coast 60s. east bay 80s, 78 dublin, 82 pleasanton. along the bay from 27 in san leandro, 71 in oakland, 66 degrees in berkeley and 63 degrees in richmond. north bay locations, mid-70s
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in san rafael and san anselmo. temperatures up to 5 degrees warmer than yesterday. mid-60s in san francisco. seven-day forecast, i mentioned something about some rainfall. we don't typically talk about rain this time of the year but this hasn't been a typical year so anything goes. today mix of sun and clouds, same thursday. take a look at friday. more clouds expected. we'll cool down a bit giving way tie chance of showers in the forecast saturday and sunday. we have a chance of showers both weekend days with cooler temperatures expected. the chance does not stick around in the forecast too long. monday and tuesday sunshine and warmer weather expected. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. here is a look at some of this morning's top stories. three people remain missing after last week's pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno. greg bullis, his son and his mother lived in a home near
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where the four victims were killed. police plan to continue working it as a missing persons case. sarah shourd is resting in oman right now a day after being released from a prison in iran. she was in custody for 13 months. her fiance and another male friend are still in custody. iran accuses the of three espionage. the tea party pulled off an upset in delaware's primary for u.s. senate. conservative christine o'donnell beat mike castle endorsed by the state republican party. her opponent in the general election will be chris coons. toyota recalled millions of cars because of its acceleration problems. some drivers claim toyota's electronic throttle control system is flawed. toyota says there is no evidence of a defect and is
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up. >> microsoft's bing has passed yahoo as the number 2 most popular search engine. nielsen says they have just under 14% of the search market share. yahoo 13.1%. analysts credit bing's bells and whistles which include a constantly changing back drop and the ability to stream content from the search results. going the handling 65% of all search traffic. i stick with google. stay were what i know. a 12-year-old walking for a good cause has finished his journey across the country. zach vonner reached santa monica six months after leaving tampa, florida. he raised awareness for money for homeless people. his mother and brother were by his side the whole time. zach said his age motivated him to keep going.
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before he took office. it is 5:27. in the next half hour what a new report says about the future of the california economy. >> and i'm live in san bruno where the investigation continues into what happened before, during and after the explosion here. we are going to be talking live with a man in charge from the ntsb coming up next. this is your captain speaking, we are fourteenth in line for take off. beep, beep, beep. looks like its bumper to bumper on the interstate. i gotta get to cleveland! should have skipped that second soda. remove your belt, your watch, your shoes. i wonder what gas costs today. seven dollars for a pillow! an extra bag costs what? i hate traffic! (train child) the train is now arriving. (announcer) the train has arrived indeed. amtrack. enjoy the journey. which would be great... if i was seven. i'm forty-six.
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wenger. we have been debating, is it mist, drizzle, low fog? did i have to use my windshield wipers this morning. but this is a look at the transamerica pyramid at 5:30 this morning. we'll have traffic and weather coming up. i'm sydnie kohara. >> i'm elizabeth wenger. for the first time we are getting a sense whatever it was like as crews responded to the san bruno pipeline explosion. >> we have multiple houses. t north side is starting to burn. we have some houses. we're still in the evacu marking the
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it wasn't until hours later it was learned it was not a plane that went down. this was a pipeline explosion. the governor will tour the area of the fire disaster later today. anne makovec is in san bruno where she has been speaking with investigators from the ntsb. good morning, anne. >> good morning. >> reporter: the governor is going to be here this afternoon to give his first look at the
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devastated neighborhood here in san bruno. the investigation continues. joined live now by the notice spokesman, christopher hart, where does the investigation stand? >> the piece of the pipe are on the truck. we expect them to be looked at in washington at the metallurgy labs tomorrow. there is still quite a bit of work on site. we'll be doing a lot of witness interviewing. we have witnesses from pg&e, we have other witnesses. we requested people to respond to us on email and some of them we'll be following up w we'll be looking at the control and monitoring stations that control the flow of gas through this area. we'll be looking at the valves that flank this on either side. so we have quite a bit of work on site. >> reporter: many aspects -- the email aspects, we have been talking a little bit about that. you got about 90 e-mails. what kind of tips are you getting in from people who lived around the neighbor? >> only one of those reported smelling gas and calling pg&e two or three weeks ago and pg&e responded. the rest of them have been very help. things like providing video,
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things like talking about dead vegetation because dead vegetation can indicate an underground leak issues of that sort. some people just saying i'm such-and-such an engineer and i'm available to help. so it's been quite a variety. >> reporter: so the reports of the dead vegetation and one report of somebody smelling gas. that does indicate the possibility that there was a leak ahead of time. but are you convinced on that? we had heard a lot of rumors about people smelling gas but now you only got one email of somebody actually saying it? >> yes, and that email was a few weeks ago. we are looking for something immediately prior to this because that will help us determine if there was a smell of gas immediately prior, that suggesting a failure mechanism sums a leak where gas would be escaping, versus a catastrophic rupture failure which would typically not have a gas smell in advance. that's one. reasons it's important for us to -- that's one of the reasons it's important for us to know if there was an odor of gas immediately before the event. >> reporter: the pipeline on the way to washington, d.c. what are you going to be look at on the pipeline? >> they will be able to put it
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through their metallurgical examination, detailed even microscopic to look at for example, was it fatigue of the metal in the pipeline? was it corrosion? was it damage from excavation? and that's one of the reasons we'll looking at the history of excavation in the area of the pipeline. >> reporter: thank you. if you have any tips, email them to the ntsb at we have that email address for you on our website, if you have any questions for christopher, i'm going to be speaking live with him again at 6:30. email your questions to us at >> thank you so much, anne makovec live for us in san bruno this morning. pg&e said it would not charge customers for the san bruno firestorm. the california public utilities commission is considering a plan from utilities that could
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force customers to pay for fire damage that insurance doesn't cover. utilities say they need to pass on some fire costs because their insurance is getting more expensive and harder to get. a final decision on the plan is not expected for at least a year. the san bruno disaster has people wondering if they have potential time bombs under their cities. one example is livermore, where the fire department has a map showing a large gas pipe line in the southern part of town. it's mostly under vineyards but it's not far from the shadow brook neighborhood t runs to sunol. cbs 5 obtained a 2009 pg&e report which called that pipeline the highest risk pipeline in the bay area. >> our citizens deserve some information from pg&e so we know what this means. >> and what have you gotten from pg&e? >> so far nothing. the truth, nothing. >> the pg&e documents also show a high risk pipeline in fremont in the city's irvington and
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mission san jose districts. state assemblyman jerry hill of san mateo would like a law that would force utilities to go public with locations of high risk pipelines. the san francisco giants helped out the people affected by the pipeline explosion. children from san bruno baseball league were part of ceremonies last night at at&t park. the giants donated $3 from every ticket of the game to the recovery effort. the team says more than $100,000 was raised. and for more information on how you can help and for the very latest on the investigation, log on to our website, it is 5:36. we hope it's looking like a smooth commute in the middle of the week. gianna, good morning. >> not a lot of bad news to report so easy commute. here's a live look at the nimitz freeway where traffic is cruising along 15 minutes northbound north 880 to the maze. eastshore freeway not bad clear between richmond and berkeley all the way to the bay bridge
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on 80 everything cruising right along. highway 4 extra volume a little yellow on highway 4. here's live look at the antioch bridge. still dark but no delays to report. along 580 traffic is still smooth sailing easy commute 57 miles per hour as you head through the altamont pass in livermore. no troubles. let's hope your forecast looks as good. i don't know, i saw some drizzle this morning, tracy. >> yeah, drizzle this morning, plenty of fog as well but that doesn't mean we are going to have a good day. just means a cloudy morning. additional warming is actually expected today as far as our highs. yesterday in concord, 76 degrees. 74 santa rosa, 74 san jose, 62 in san francisco. today the lower 80s in concord. hey, that's nice. lower 80s in santa rosa. 78 degrees in san jose. and 65 degrees in san francisco. so temperatures are warming up a bit. we'll take a look at more bay area cities and their highs the lower 80s in fairfield and pleasanton, lower 70s in
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oakland, mid-70s in benicia, lower 80s in sonoma and in santa rosa. today we're warming up with plenty of sunshine but rainfall is moving into the bay area. i'll let you know when in just a few moments. >> thank you. in other news, human remains found in yosemite national park may belong to a livermore man who went missing seven years ago. they were found in the northeastern part of the park. they may belong to a man named fred clawson. clawson went on a solo hiking trip in july of 2003 but never returned home. he was 46 at the time. it's not confirmed that the remains are his but there is evidence that clawson is linked to the site. a uc-berkeley graduate is now resting in oman a day after she was released from prison in iran. sarah shourd reunited with her mother yesterday and is expected to get a medical exam today. shourd's mother says her daughter has been having some
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health problems including a lump in her breast. shourd was in custody for more than 13 months. her fiance and another male friend are still in custody. the three were arrested last year near iran's border with iraq. iran accuse them of espionage but they say they accidentally crossed the border while hiking. all three have been told they will eventually have to face trial. shourd spoke briefly with the media yesterday. >> in all of my efforts starting today are going to go into helping procure the same freedom for my fiance shane and my friend josh fattal because i can't enjoy my freedom without them. >> the mothers of fattal and bauer appeared on this morning's early show. you will see that starting at 7:00. >> my greatest concern to immediately is how hard must it have been for shane and sarah to separate and they have become very close to josh also, to -- the separation of these three must be extremely painful
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for them. >> that entire interview can be seen in the first half hour of "the early show" this morning on cbs 5. it's expected more than a year before california's unemployment rate falls below 10%. the new anderson forecast from ucla predicts the state's economy will grow at a barely perceptible rate in the coming year. the forecast is for unemployment to average 12.2% for this year and not to return to single digits until the end of 2012. real personal income is expected to grow slightly this year with more growth in the next two years. the relationship may be rocky between former president bill clinton and california attorney general jerry brown. but mr. clinton is now endorsing brown's candidacy for governor. that endorsement came yesterday just a day after brown apologized for making a joke about the monica lewinsky scandal. the two men traded barbs in 1992 as both sought the democratic nomination for president. brown a former governor faces
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republican meg whitman in november. the tea party movement has pulled off a stunning upset in delaware's republican primary for u.s. senate. conservative christine o'donnell beating nine-term congressman mike castle who was endorsed by the state republican party. o'donnell's main opponent in november will be democrat chris koonce. >> stood before most of you a little over a week ago and said we are not in this to come close. we are in this to win big. >> charles rangel beat five challengers despite an ethics investigation. he is more or less guaranteed election in november in this heavily democratic district.
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two storms could cause problems. here's hurricane igor from the international space station. it's still far out in the atlantic with diminished winds. even farther out in the atlantic hurricane julia became a category 4 this morning and tropical storm karl is bearing down on the yucatan peninsula today. they expect heavy rains from karl. it is 5:42. still to come, another death in california from the whooping cough outbreak. >> also ahead, big ideas on a big canvas. how you can put your vision for the future in a message four stories high. ,,,,,,,,,,
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a live picture of your drive along 101 where traffic
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is cruising right along. you can see 101 here at rangesdorf, mountain view not bad. clear from san jose northbound into the peninsula into san francisco. no troubles on the way to the airport. on the maps, good news to report on 280, construction now cleared between black mountain and trousdale all lanes now open traffic not affected through there. 280 also clear working your way near 92. east 92 connector to the northbound side of 280 bass closed -- expected to be closed. still expect closing on the hillsdale on-ramp to eastbound 92 as well as delaware so heads up there. taking a live look at 2 0 through san jose. traffic light this morning. travel times throughout the south bay, guadalupe parkway 5 minutes northbound between 58 and 280. 101 clear from 280 to 237. only 11 minutes on 280 itself
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from 101 to 85. mass transit is all on time. lots of good news from the traffic center. here's your forecast. plenty of clouds out there, some fog and even some areas of drizzle. delays on arrivals at sfo around 40 minutes for this morning because of the fog and the clouds. and also some areas of fog inland. for this morning, as you head out the door. for this afternoon, though, boy, looks nice. mostly sunny with warmer conditions inland highs up to the mid-80s. sunshine for most of the bay, temperatures near 70 degrees in our warmest spots and a mix of sun and clouds along the coastline. temperatures ranging from 60 to 64 degrees. highs today lower 70s in union city and also in fremont. lower 70s in san mateo and palo
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alto. upper 70s from pleasant hill, near 80 in walnut creek and danville, temperatures slightly cooler closer to the bay with 71 degrees in oakland. 69 in alameda, 72 in san leandro. san francisco today 65. 73 mill valley, 77 kentfield. farther inland temperatures warming up to the lower 80s from napa to sonoma to petaluma. also in santa rosa and fairfield. our seven-day forecast, inland bay and coast similar conditions thursday and friday. but take a look at the weekend: saturday and sunday chance of showers in the forecast. this isn't the rainy season. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. let's take a check of today's top stories. federal investigators say a piece of a gas pipe that exploded last week in san bruno is expected to arrive in
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washington for analysis tomorrow. the national transportation safety board's lead investigator told cbs 5 this morning his staff continues to interview witnesses and follow up on about 90 tips that have been emailed to the agency. uc-berkeley graduate sarah shourd is resting in the arabia peninsula nation of oman right now a day after she was released from a prison in iran. she was in custody for 13 months. her fiance and another male friend are still in custody. iran accuses the three of espionage. and an elevated track is the best way for california's high-speed rail system to go through downtown san jose. at least that's what the city council decided yesterday by an 8-2 vote. the decision now goes to the california high-speed rail authority. california health officials are reporting a ninth baby has now died from whooping cough. the baby was less than two months old and from san bernardino county. whooping cough is a bacterial infection that causes severe
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coughing spells. more than 3,000 whooping cough inspections have been reported in california just this year. today an fda panel will consider the future of a once popular weight loss drug. a recent study found meridia can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in people who have underlying heart disease. the panel could decide to strengthen warnings for the drug or just pull it off the market. meridia is already banned in europe. the drug's maker says the product is safe for people who do not have heart disease. 5:49. silicon valley on the cutting edge of technology and art. right now, you can express yourself in a very big way with pictures, posts or even old- fashioned speech. kiet do has more from san jose on what you can expect at this year's zero one sj festival. >> reporter: it is fleeting, interactive and electronic. it's public art silicon valley style. >> i'm interested in seeing what kind of conversation happens. who knows. >> reporter: starting now through sunday it's being
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projected on the side of santana row's newest four-story building in san jose. the premise is simple: answer the question, what is your dream for the future? users can draw their answer using a smart phone and a short time later the 30-foot image appears. >> when you put it in space and you start seeing the other people around you doing that kind of thing, it changes the way you interpret it and it changes the interrer actions that you have with people and the ideas that you're engaged in. >> reporter: send your thoughts, 140 characters or less, via text, email, twitter, facebook or voicemail. for details go to nancy is a graphic designer and admits it's amazing. >> i love the concept. i love the whole idea of public art. and, you know, something being created as you watch it. >> reporter: redefining art one upload at a time. >> what is it? >> i don't know. >> looks like scribbling. >> good concept. >> i like it. 5:50.
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wednesday started. national football league star reggie bush says he is forfeiting his 2005 heisman trophy. he won it playing college ball at usc but scandal has reared its ugly head. usc hit with heavy sanctions by the ncaa this summer after it was determined that bush received improper benefits during his college years. now, this is the first time in the 75-year history of the heisman that a winner has returned the award. it's given to the nation's top college football player. >> kim kardashian has anything to say? hard to believe someone would intentionally design a more uncomfortable airline seat but check this out. >> i don't think i could handle this. take a look at this. >> looks painful. >> an italian company has come up with the saddle seat. it provides almost 10" less leg room and would presumably cost less. the seat unveiled at an aircraft interiors expo in long
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beach. that does not look comfortable at all. the company says it hasn't taken any orders but it has gotten a lot of interest. maybe for a short flight of what, about 10 seconds? but just even to have to sit while you're taxiing? >> doesn't that look uncomfortable with the bump in the middle of the seat? men would have -- >> i don't know. >> i guess if you're trying to keep a flight reasonable, have to wait and see. students at a pennsylvania university, they are banned from using social media this week. it's an experiment just to see what happens. elizabeth is already sweating profusely. >> i don't know. i'm a little ott when it comes to facebook. keep clicking the refresh button. what would you do without social media? . >> george says he would get more things done. >> i agree. >> i'm right with you, george. jean emailed us, as well. i can pass on the twitter to trivial but must admit i'm addicted to facebook and frazzle if i can't access it. >> are you sure you didn't
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write this? >> i guess i would have to revert to what i did 40 years ago, hard-line telephone and face to face. it actually works quite well. i mean, think about it, people. when a big business deal gets done, do you think they do it, you know, using social media or with an email? no, they fly there, talk to them on the phone, face to face. and you get -- what about you? are you guys addicted -- >> i can live without facebook. i'm kind of email texting, but facebook? i'm okay without. >> i kind of like it. but the more you look at it though the more you want to look at it. i can very easily be an elizabeth. >> i know. [overlapping speakers] send your comments to or post your answers on facebook. we're also on twitter, so tweet us. all right. >> let's get a check of traffic. >> we have a couple of new
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accidents to start off with. first west 24 connector to west 580. chp not on scene yet. noninjury wreck, no lanes blocked. eastbound 80 connector to east 4 another accident through here. highway 4 itself a little sluggish through antioch. tracy? >> oh, thanks, gianna. forecast for today we do have some drizzle out there a little misty, plenty of fog and delays on arrivals at sfo around 40 minutes. later on today though more sunshine is expected. slightly warmer temperatures especially inland. thursday and friday no big deal but take a look at the weekend. is that the weekend forecast?? cloudy, a chance of showers and cooler temperatures? this isn't the rainy season. >> i need to unpack my winter clothes and sweaters. >> you need to. just for a weekend. just pull out one or two. >> thanks very much. it is 5:57. free at last. how a uc-berkeley grad is spending her first day of freedom after more than a year in captivity.
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