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erry brown took on wall street banks, mortgage scammers and public officials stealing from taxpayers. at this stage in his life, jerry brown has the independence to make the tough decisions california needs. as governor i'll cap government salaries and pensions. on the budget, we have to face reality. we have to make due with what we have. and no taxes without voter approval. jerry brown, knowledge and know-how that works for you. until two years ago, when my dad transferred to istanbul. they settled in quickly. found their local deli. a few shortcuts. and a neighborhood hangout. but there's one thing they miss. their beloved hometown team. so i asked citi -- how many thankyou points it would take to give them something special. their old seats, 5 and 6, row c. [ male announcer ] citi thankyou points can be used for almost anything you choose. what's your story? citi can help you write it.
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the man responsible disrupts the co a policeman crushed under a scran and it's no accident. the search for the man responsible disrupts the commute home. you put her out there and you should be ashamed for sacrificing nicky diaz on the alter of your ambition. >> blame her, blame me but don't take accountability. >> the attacks intensify but the polls show little change. the one area where meg whitman now appears vulnerable. i was made fun of every day. >> a cyberspace campaign to save lives. how victims can vent online about life after bullies. and late tonight, a change in the state's welfare policy. no more vacations to vegas on the tax-payer's dime. i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. it is bad enough to live in an apartment complex where five women have been raped or
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sexually assaulted since june. now some people want to move out. but they say they can't get out of their lease. and what is more, robert lyles uncovered a weak spot in the security system. >> reporter: with five attacks in four months you expect there to be stepped up security and over my heft shoulder you see the security gate but it's over my right shoulder you can walk into the regency park apartments. and you see the guard tonight. you can walk through this section without any questions. and those who live here say is this a security facade and they want out but it will cost, big. how would you describe the security? >> a joke. >> reporter: candy didn't want her face shown. she is afraid of retribution because she has nothing kind to say about the security guard. >> this is what you are going to get. he is texting or on the phone, walking. >> reporter: but it wasn't hard
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to find others not afraid to show their face. >> i see four or five guard bus they are all congregating. they are all together. >> reporter: five women have been attacked in the complex since june. the most recent was saturday. the complex stepped up security. a little peace of mind. >> the guy is not going to come up and wave. and he is going to be somewhere in the complex and they are not. >> reporter: in fact cbs 5 cameras found the front entrance fortified but at the rear entrance, no guards and watch that's man waits for someone with a key and strolls into the complex. the sheriff's department says that saturday's victim provided this description of the suspect. he may be the same man that attacked on september 16th. >> maybe he lives in the complex or somewhere local. >> reporter: security lapses led him to ask for a guard dog. >> have to get a working type
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dog. we have to get a health professional to sign off on. >> reporter: he asked to be released from the lease. >> there is a safety clause in there. >> reporter: residents assume any risk. what does that mean? >> we're going to move. we're looking for apartments and i'm going to talk to the property manager and an attorney if i have to. >> reporter: you're willing to break the lease? >> it is $3,000. i'm not happy if we have to pay it. but i would prefer to be safe than for men -- me to come home -- >> reporter: here is another look at the composite sketch from saturday's attack. he is a white male, 5'8" or 9. medium build brown hair with facial hair. on saturday he was dressed in all black including a black baseball cap. the suspect description from saturday is similar to the description of the attacker from september 16th. and at that time he was passing himself off as a door to door
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carpet cleaner. >> hopefully that sketch will help. and maybe someone will recognize him. >> hopefully. >> robert lyles, thank you. a fremont motorcycle officer is in the hospital after authorities say a driver intentionally did that. slammed a stolen van into the officer, dragging him and his bike across two lanes of traffic. witnesses say the officer's legs were pinned under the van. the driver ran off. and hours later police detained a person who is an associate of that suspect. that person was apprehended on a bart train at the south hayward station. the station was closed for 45 minutes in the evening rush hour. the maid scandal got the headlines but it has not seemed to hurt meg whitman all that much. in our poll taken after the maid story broke, jerry browne maintains a slight lead over
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whitman. the same results as a poll taken before the scandal. but monongahela tee know voters, it is a different story. brown has always had a big lead over whitman there. but tonight his lead has grown. but whitman is not giving up on the latino vote. she is charging full-steam ahead asity well brown shows us. >> reporter: [ speaking in spanish ] >> reporter: it is meg whip whitman's face but not her voice. she has shifted her campaign strategy. she doubled her advertising on a spanish language channels. in lynwood today, brianna and her friend are not sure who will get their votes. but brianna can't forget this moment. nicky diaz, whitman's illegal immigrant housekeeper cried.
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>> and jerry, you should be ashamed. >> reporter: whitman's campaign admitted it will be tough to get latino votes. she blamed jerry brown for orchestrating the scandal. >> you put her out there. and you should be ashamed for sacrificing nicky diaz. >> you blamed her, blamed me, blamed the left, blamed the unions but don't take accountability. >> reporter: the exchange is part of the fight for latino votes. hispanics are 37% of california's 36 million people and 19% of the electorate on november 2nd. and compared to the mid-terms last year, 300,000 more latino voters are expected to turn out this year. >> latino voters will make a difference. >> reporter: arturo is the executive direct over a nonpartisan group and says that whitman may in a struggle but
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the worst thing brown could do is assume he could win the latino vote. >> i would spend as much money on spanish language advertising as whitman is. >> reporter: the service employees international union wants to boost brown's standing with latino voters, ones like brianna who is undecided. >> i don't want someone that is racist or doesn't like latinos. >> reporter: and with the race a tossup her vote could determine the next governor of california. in the race for lieutenant governor, san francisco mayor gavin newsom who is a democrat is ahead ofable maldonado, 42 to 37%. he has held the lead in four other recent survey usa polls. the california supreme court says last year's state worker furloughs are legal. today's ruling say it is
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governor doesn't have unilateral authority to order those furloughs. but that the legislators gave him the okay when they approved a budget that assumed savings from the furlough program that the governor wanted. and right now leaders are pushing unions to accept concessions for the 2010 budget. without them the governor won't sign off on the spending plan. checking bay area headlines now, the state filed suit against the owners of a chain of car washes. the sick denver family is accused of exploiting workers by unanimous fying time sheets. the state is demanding of $.6 million in back wageses and penalties. the family owns the exclusive coy restaurants. the former bart police officer accused of convicting an unarmed passenger is asking for a new trial. he wants to present evidence
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about a case in kentucky about an officer who mistook his handgun for a stun gun. the kentucky grand jury found no reason to indict the officer. mehserle will be sentenced next month. in san jose there is a faster way to get across town. the express train service shaves six to eight minutes off the trip between south san jose and downtown. there are three trains in the morning and evening commutes. and the best part? free why fie. what kind of kid were you in high school? a jock, a nerd, a bully, were you bullied? if so, here's a chance to tell your story and help someone out. >> reporter: there is a growing core russ on the internet that is sending a message to gay teenagers, life is worth living. >> stay alive, our community needs you. >> reporter: we have seen a sharp spike in teen suicides
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because of antigay bullying. seth walsh in southern california, billy lucas in indiana, and asher brown in texas. and dan savage posted a seven minute video entitled it gets better. >> however bad it is now, it gets better and it can get great and it can get awesome. your life can be amazing. but you have to tough this period of it out. >> reporter: but the gay strait alliance network has taken the message one step further launching the make it better project.org. >> i was coming to terms that i was gay. >> and i was made fun of every day. >> the site encourages the community to shoot and upload videos in hopes of turning victims into activists. >> we have lives and power right now. and we can use it to make it better right now.
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>> did you ever think about committing suicide? >> yes. >> reporter: at the lgbt community center at san those jose state, students say these videos would have helped when they were in high school. >> you can help that one person who might be thinking i'm going to end my life today. >> i'm happy is out there the more people that come to you is a -- that say it does get better, the easier it is to believe them. >> reporter: kitt doe, cbs 5. welfare recipients taking luxury trips with your tax dollars. tonight, a change in the welfare policy. >> haven't used a telephone book for years. what happens when you try to opt out of the yellow pages delivery? and a model of misbehavior. the snack that got this abercrombie cover boy bounced
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from a cover shoot? unseasonably cool weather. your pinpoint forecast as eyewitness news continues. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] jerry brown and oakland's schools. what were the facts? fact: march 7, 2000. brown asks voters for new mayoral power to appoint school board members. he gets it, and promises better schools. but the drop out rate increases 50%. the school budget goes into a 100 million dollar deficit.
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the schools become so bad the state has to take them over. it was "largely a bust," he admitted. jerry brown. failure as governor. failure as mayor. failure we can't afford now.
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recipi using your ta so when was the last time you were able to take a vacation? guess what, welfare recipients have been using your tax
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dollars to take luxury trips. an l.a. times investigation found that people used the welfare debit cards to charge nearly $70 million on everything from vegas casinos to disney vacations and world cruises. the money was supposed to be used on food and rent. >> while ordinary californians are struggling to earn jobs you have people receiving taxpayer dollars going out on some of these trips and most people are offended by that. >> the state stepped in and canceled the use of the welfare debit cards in casinos and cruise ship lines. call it a cure for sickouts. with the number of muni drivers calling in sick soared over the summer, the agency launched a new policy. bring in a doctor's note to prove are you sick. since then the number of calls has plummeted 40%.
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you innocented maybe it is phone book season. the new directories being dropped off every day. and as julie watts explains, not everyone is happy to see them. >> reporter: suddenly they are everywhere, new phone books. in some cases, more than one of the same book. even this abandoned house in berkeley got a book. do we use them? >> no we don't. >> reporter: floyd nimitz of the group phone book free san francisco has collected 1500 unwanted directory. >> each one of the phone books is an orphaned phone book. it has been given to us in a vote of no confidence, essentially saying we don't want these phone books. >> reporter: he is not the only one calling for change. last year leland yee sponsored a bill that would have given consumers opportunities to opt out of deliveries. it went nowhere. >> it is doesn't make sense to
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cater everything to what is a small minority at this point. >> reporter: peter hill represents the yellow pages association and he assists that plenty of people let their fingers do the walking. >> eight of ten people in california use the yellow pages, the print edition. >> reporter: that is a figure opponents dispute. the yellow pages association does have a website that allows consumers to opt out of some deliveries. >> i call it a pseudo opt out policy. opt out, people know that opt out doesn't work. >> we're working to make sure that the site is as easy to use as possible. but we can improve on it. >> reporter: if you are tired of your phone books stacking up we'll put a link on our website, www.cbssanfrancisco.com. and leland yee will try again to pass real opt out legislation. if you have a consumer problem
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or complaint log on. an abercrombie & fitch model chose the wrong time to snack on a croissant. the new york times says he was kicked off the job after being spotted with the pastry at an inopportune moment. the agency kept an eye on what they ate, drank, and whether they exercised. the aboutsy for the model said it wasn't the croissant it was a question of respect on an important job. the might have been hungry. >> might have been fired for a jelly donut and a coke. check this out, san francisco city hall honoring our san francisco giants, the national west division champions. and it looks like they just flooded city hall in orange. and by way, the next game the first game of the championship series will be thursday under partly cloudy skies. tomorrow morning, temperatures in the 50s and partly cloudy
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conditions. official sun up is at 7:07. and check this out. we have this inside slider trying to work its way into our backdoor producing thunderstorms in the high sierra. and snow level down to 7500 feet. pinpoint forecast i'm not optimistic. you see rain drops in the hamilton area at 7:05 from that inside slider. otherwise it is dry. these are tricky to forecast these particular systems. but wait until you see how it affects the seven-day forecast. but meanwhile, cooler air mass in place. tomorrow's numbers go up gradually compared to today. well below average except in santa rosa. 74 in san jose, and a couple degrees warmer in campbell. north wind 10 to 20 miles per hour. outside number will be 81 in brentwood. north bay from 72 in mill valley to 80 degrees in sonoma.
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and in the extended forecast, the inside slider wants to back back up into the area on wednesday with a slight chance of an isolated shower. over the weekend just in time for the blue angels. and that is your pinpoint forecast. eyewitness news will be back right after this. ,, as governor, he balanced budgets without raising taxes. and california created 1.9 million jobs. as attorney general, jerry brown took on wall street banks, mortgage scammers and public officials stealing from taxpayers. at this stage in his life, jerry brown has the independence to make the tough decisions california needs. as governor i'll cap government salaries and pensions.
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in los good question.. they are still cleaning up the damage in san bruno but kerry bush has a good question tonight. how are people in that disaster area in san bruno receiving their mail? look around. they're small but you will see signs of progress in this san bruno neighborhood shattered when a gas explosion leveled it several weeks ago. some of the signs are obvious like the debris removal and workers in the street. some a little less obvious like this new mailbox. >> we issued a press release. we issued letters to the community saying come to the post office if your house was affected by the disaster, come to the post office and get your
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mail. >> reporter: you might not think that would be a big deal after losing everything you own. but james says they learned something from katrina, mail is a bigger deal than you think. >> if first sign of normalcy the postal service showing up. in is a sense of normalcy for the community. they are used to seeing the postman show up every day and it is comforting to know things are returning to normal. >> reporter: people who lost their homes got the option of forwarding their mail or a p.o. box. pension checks to prescriptions, continued to get to homeowners even after their homes were gone. >> it is important to people. that's why we have to get up and running as quickly as possible. >> reporter: i need your good questions. send to many -- to me. dusty baker riding high. it's not just about the playoffs. i'm dennis o'donnell.
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and how did hunter mahan respond to the pressure? ,,,,,,,,,,
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ma'am, can you identify the other airline that charged you bag fees? that's it. that one...right there. exactly how much did the other airlines make off with? ♪ it was like $25. was that one-way? or roundtrip? roundtrip. $50? did you have a second bag? yes. mm! it was $35. that's $120 roundtrip. [ gasps ] oh! ah! ♪ [ ding ]
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setback..the eagles quarterback won't play sunday against the 49ers. d a rib cartilage michael vick's incredible comeback story has suffered a
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setback. he won't play sunday against the 49ers. he suffered a rib cartilage injury in yesterday's loss to the redskins and he will miss two weeks. the 49ers will face kevin kolb instead. and shaun mccoy is injured. the niners will take all the help they can get on sunday. san francisco dropped to 0-4 yesterday in atlanta. the jury trial '92 chargers are the only team to have made the playoffs after starting 0-4. my mind don't focus like that. i don't worry about am i okay? you know what? 53 guys. that's my responsibility. i mean there are coaches that are riding pretty high and at the end of the season their job will be in jeopardy. that's the nature of our job. and i'm thankful for that. okay.
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the ryder cup ended today with the united states trying to win on european soil for the first time since 1993. they began three points down and made them up. it came down to the final match. hunter mahan flubs his chip and concedes the hole. and ewe pianos win the ryder cup and mahan was a wreck after the match. >> we're all proud to be part of this team. it's been a good team. and we're all disappointed we didn't come through. >> wow. [ crying, screaming ] by now it is down to business for the giants who start the series against the braves on thursday. tim lincecum expected to get
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the start. the rosters will be finalized on thursday. the reds are in the playoffs. and dusty baker got a two-year contract extension. >> how many people have a two- year contracts? here? you? [ laughing ] i have a one-day contract. number four, the europeans got the ryder cup hardware but the americans get the highlights. the eagle has landed. on sunday this photo was stopped just before woods hit the camera. the camera was not damaged. number two, nfl play of the week by taylor mays who looked like will yeah mays, catching the blocked punt. and patrick chung had a blocked punt, a blocked kick and an interception returned for a touchdown tonight all in the same game against the
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dolphins on monday night football. and the fate rots win big 41- 14. >> wow -- patriots win big 41- 14. >> heart goes out to the kid for missing the shot. >> and phil mickelson grabbed the microphone and took the pressure off him but gives you an idea. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,
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[ male announcer ] sacramento and silicon valley are only one hundred thirty miles apart. they may as well be on different planets. sacramento, mismanaged, ineffective. silicon valley gave us apple, intel, ebay.
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here meg whitman started with 30 people. led them. managed them. executed the plan that grew this main street company to fifteen thousand employees and made small business dreams come true. to change california let's send meg whitman up the road... about a hundred and thirty miles. until two years ago, when my dad transferred to istanbul. they settled in quickly. found their local deli. a few shortcuts. and a neighborhood hangout. but there's one thing they miss. their beloved hometown team. so i asked citi -- how many thankyou points it would take to give them something special. their old seats, 5 and 6, row c. [ male announcer ] citi thankyou points can be used for almost anything you choose.

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