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consumed one candidate. there is one bay area race that's getting ugly with one side exposing secrets about a candidate's past. len ramirez shows us it's quickly turned into political theater. >> reporter: this was a planned press event that quickly went off script. basically a news conference was called to unleash this political hit piece against city council candidate larry pegram accused of using an alias when he filed for bankruptcy several years ago but that kind of political punch didn't go unanswered. >> when someone comes forward -- >> reporter: the well orchestrated news conference targeted the city council candidate but no one counted on peg gram to show up to dispute it in person. he tried to crash the news held at a san jose law office but was blocked at the entrance around turned away. >> i have been denied access to the building. they will not allow me to come in and defend myself and my reputation. >> reporter: inside, the santa clara county government
attorneys association a pro labor political action group released documents they say proves he used a false name to declare bankruptcy four years ago. he is running for council under the fiscal responsibility banner. >> why would someone sign something under penalty of perjury that's important as bankruptcy documents and a fake name? >> reporter: he was accused of using the alias to throw off creditors. outside he denied that and blamed it on a typographical error but had trouble explaining the signatures on the documents which look more like pellman than pegram. >> i went in and i was scribbling my signature and frankly i was trying get out of there as fast as i could. >> reporter: he says his bankruptcy has long since been resolved and denounces the attack as dirty politics. >> unions are after me. this is political. this is distortion. this is an attempt to discredit
me. >> reporter: the opponent wasn't involved in digging up the information but says it raises questions of character. >> if this is true i also would ask his supporters to reach out to him and ask him about this. he is campaigning on fiscal responsibility and if this is true, that it's not fiscal responsibility. >> reporter: now, mr. pagram has been described as mayor chuck reed's hand-picked candidate to run in district 9 and help chuck reed take on the labor unions but today mayor reed did not have time or was not available for comment today to either stand up and defend him or look into the situation. >> may be the bankruptcy attorney would be shed light on the confusion. >> reporter: would you think that would be the case. also there is the possibility if this is through an attorney or he did it on his own that there would be fraud or perjury charges but that happened in 1996 so the statute of limitations may have run out on this case.
>> 14 years. len ramirez, thank you. it sounded oddly familiar. the oakland police department called a sudden news conference today regarding an anonymous tip and the city's crime lab. so what's the story? syme reports. >> reporter: the press conference was announce -- simon perez reports. >> reporter: the press conference was announce and and they drew a crowd. the press conference designed to address allegations of misconduct in the oakland police department crime lab. oakland police chief anthony batts released hardly any details, no name of the employee in question, no characterization of the alleged misconduct. he did say the call came to the department on september 22 and was immediately investigated by the internal affairs department. the result of the investigation was nothing was done wrong, the allegation has mow merit. so why call a press conference to essentially say nothing to see here, just move along? yo number one i wanted to nip it in the bud and number two,
there tends to be a problem keeping information within the city of oakland. i thought it was an opportune time to get it out. we have nothing to hide. it's good to be transparent. >> reporter: the backdrop is a scandal in the san francisco police department crime lab where a technician there was thought to have stolen drugs which resulted in hundreds of case being tossed out of court. so you can imagine, dana, with that going on over on the other side of the bay, here they wanted to make sure that there was no implication of any wrongdoing whatsoever. >> understandable. all right, simon perez, thank you. the longest budget dispute in california history might come to a close in just a few hours. the lawmakers are bracing for what could be a very long night. joe vazquez says the budget's cleared at least one hurdle tonight. joe? >> reporter: yeah, allen. it has passed the assembly,s main budget bill has. now it has to go through the senate. but the senate is on break and will be back shortly and we expect this budget to pass tonight. now, the deal has already been
reached by the governor and the leaders of the democratic and republican parties. it closes a $19 billion deficit. overall spending increases by $1 billion. no new taxes but some republicans say there are several fees, an alcoholic beverage fee, an enterprise application fee, for example. there are they major service cuts. there is some pension reform for unions. how are le they going to pay for it? creative accounting. $2billion won't be paid to elementary schools, high schools and community colleges until next fiscal year. do you anticipate voting for on against this budget? >> i'm absolutely opposed to this particular budget and that's my position. you will vote no? >> i will vote no on this budget. >> reporter: if the budget pass tonight it will set a record. it's now been 99 days since the beginning of the fiscal year. that's the longest they have
ever gone without passing a budget and we are told it can be a long night. but before you start thinking they are not hard at work here, let me tell you, allen, a short while ago they were able to confirm movie star bo derek is now the newest member of the state's horseracing board. right after that, they took a recess. they said they will be back here in a few minutes, perhaps within the hour to start working on the most important thing of the year which is the budget. >> so a little horse work is getting done, is that what you're saying? >> i guess somebody has to be on the board. >> somebody has to have that position. joe vazquez in sacramento, keep us updated. thanks. a walkout in protest at uc- berkeley, students, workers, faculty demonstrating against fee hikes and budget cuts. the protest happened at uc and csu campuses across the state. uc system has seen a 55% increase in tuition fees in the last three years. there are also hundreds more
layoffs planned at berkeley alone this year. checking other headlines around the bay area, higher fares and less service. that's what the caltrain board of directors approved today. this means a 7% fare hike for riders and midday service will be cut from half hourly to hourly. the cuts take effect in january. the valley transportation authority faces its own cuts. today a committee recommended the vta cut worker benefits and hold spending on almost every project. meantime the vta is considering an express train service. it hopes to see an 88% increase in ridership by 2019. governor schwarzenegger is again requesting federal disaster funds for san bruno. today he sent a letter to president obama asking that fema reverse its decision not to declare a disaster. fema has agreed to reimburse much of the firefighting costs but won't cover anything else. the governor says the recovery is beyond the capabilities of the state and the city of san
bruno. for a dollar. >> whatever drugs you want, whenever you want 'em. the bay area neighborhood under siege. the 14-year fight that has come to this. dozens of trees getting the axe in the north bay. that first time that i powered up and i stood up, then i took my first step, was beyond my wildest imaginings. >> the invention that could change everything for people who have lost much of their mobility. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina.
[ male announcer ] because fiorina shipped them there. to shanghai instead of san jose. bangalore instead of burbank. proudly stamping her products "made in china." 30,000 workers gone while fiorina took $100 million for herself. carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer, and i approved this message. tonight... just as thousands planned on using the transit there is a bit of a muni meltdown tonight. just as thousands planned on using the transit system ahead of tonight's giants game. it all started with a power
outage this morning that is still causing delays. it is especially bad on muni metro. trains are running but at reduced speeds. schultz are being used between west portal and embarcadero stations. after a 14 year beatle that went to the state supreme court, dozens of trees are getting the axe. a larkspur home owner lost her fight with neighbors who feared some of her eucalyptus were going to fall on their houses. a marin judge ruled that 27 of the 45 trees should be chopped down and the state supreme court let that decision stand. the lawyer for the neighbors say that they hope that they can finally live in peace. >> it was filled with anxiety for my clients, who lived in fear almost on a daily basis for damage and injury from limbs falling from her trees. >> eucalyptus has a very bad
reputation, but it's not true. they are phobic. >> the neighbor's attorney says the tree-lined streets are part of what initially drew the families to the area. oakland schools have already taken big steps to go green but say they can do even better. sherry hu shows how they are learning from workers on the front line. >> reporter: how much do kids finish what's on their plates? not often enough probably. and it's no secret where the leftovers go. straight into the trash. but not here. >> i put all the things that can be -- that's from the earth back into the compost bin. >> reporter: a couple of years ago, parents made a change at oakland's glenview elementary school. they started a new lunchtime program to separate trash and start composting. >> they saw the garbage, they saw the janitor taking bags of trash out every, single blade and how much total waste there was. >> reporter: parents say
lunchtime garbage used to add up to 5 bags a day. now it's down to just one. the students are on board. they volunteer as green team monitors just in case someone needs a reminder. >> there are pictures over the signs and some kids use that but some kids memorize and know what to do. >> reporter: before composting the school was paying $15,000 a year but now, after composting, that bill has been cut in half. jerry, glenview's custodian, plays a major role in the success. last year received the school district's green glove award for his dedication to recycling. according to stopwaste.org, an agency responsible for increasing recycling in alameda county, oakland schools recycle 41% of their waste. tomorrow a first, a lot of the custodians will get together to trade tips and help each other do better. >> if any of my friends needs
to come over and see what i'm doing, feel free to come and see what it's about and i guarantee it will make the school a lot better. >> reporter: recycling may not rank up there with reading and writing but for these parents it's still a worthy lesson. >> i help my mom and my sisters and my brothers to compost after doing composting at school. >> we are talking about life- long lessons, change practices and habits they will take with them for the rest of their lives. >> reporter: in oakland, sherry hu, cbs 5. a bay area man is working with wal-mart to help keep loads of trash from hitting landfills. on the "green beat," zach heene shows us how the retailers waste is being transformed into stuff that customers can buy. >> hangers in our litter boxes and we use the bags in our litter box liners. >> reporter: aaron started world wise a green pet product company when he got out of college 20 years ago. now his san rafael company has
made a big leap by taking and recycling castoffs from the world's largest retailer. >> we have partnered with one of our customers, wal-mart, and we're very excited about that partnership. it started a few years ago, dovetailing with wal-mart's zero waste initiative. we have developed a program. >> reporter: it's called full circle. here's how it works. basically, wal-mart collects the broken hangers, plastic water bottles, cardboard and plastic bags. world wise then business the recyclable goods back from wal- mart, transforms the waste into pet products, and then ships them back for sale on the wal- mart store shelves. hence, the name full circle. >> full circle is identified actually on the product packaging so that the wal-mart customer can come into the store and it will be clearly identified as full circle, something that came from a recycled wal-mart material. >> reporter: by looking at this label, green pet shoppers will know that it took 65 water
bottles to make the filling in this pet bed. as for the company's cost? >> we tend to pay a little bit of a premium for recycled materials versus virgin materials. however, in this instance, we believe that over time as we're scaling this we are going to be economically neutral. >> reporter: next year they estimate to use 100 million recycled water bottles in their products a quarter from wal- mart. zach heene, cbs 5. the giants get ready to play ball! what san francisco's mayor is willing to bet that they win. that's in two minutes. tinuing s and we have yet to eliminate anyone, it is the decision of this board to declare all 20 contestants winners. you have all competed admirably. admirably. a-d-m-i-r-a-b-l-y. admirably.
so who called prop 13 a "fraud" and a "rip off?" jerry brown. who raised the gas tax as governor, and pushed for higher sales taxes? jerry brown. who tried five times to raise property taxes in oakland? jerry brown. who supported higher statewide income taxes? jerry brown. and who says, if elected, he'll ask voters for even more new taxes? jerry brown. governor jerry brown, again? hide your wallet. 16:30 cheering nats we are just minutes away from the giants' first post- season action in 7 years. >> yup. [ applause and cheers ] >> they're ready to watch as they face atlanta for game one of the national league division series at at&t park. it's the first post-season game for the giants in 2003.
fans are confident it won't be short-lived. >> they will do it in four. unfortunately, they are going to win on the road but we are going to take it. >> there you go. hot shot tim lincecum will take the mound for the giants. dennis o'donnell will have more from the ballpark in a few minutes and he has my t-shirt. >> he will give it back. >> he better. mayor newsom and his counterpart in atlanta have made the tradition mayor's wager. they have agreed to fly the winning team flag over the losing team's city hall. the loser has to fork over a box of local foods and give the winner a personal tour of his city. rumor that may include a climb to the top of the golden gate bridge if the braves win but i don't think that's going to happen. >> of course it isn't going to happen. >> great night for baseball. >> it's a really wonderful night for baseball action. the winds have dialed back relatively light out of the west about 5 miles per hour. this is the scene towards the
bay waters where, boy, they are on the flat side, aren't they? official sundown is at 6:47. and it looks like for the most part we have mostly clear skies. for those at the baseball park, it looks like 60 degrees as the giants play host to the braves. lots of clarity and the temperatures should dip down about 57 degrees by the time the game ends. out and about on this thursday evening from the 50s, 60s and 70s well inland. storminess to the north of the bay area, a few clouds still working in throughout the back door getting away for your friday. looks like we have bountiful sunshine. 83 degrees in bakersfield. 66 san diego. temperatures in the 50s for overnight lows. and it looks like tomorrow's daytime high temperatures very similar to today. not even a couple of degrees warmer. 72 degrees in san mateo. mid-70s in campbell. 78 degrees in morgan hill, west winds 5 to 10. east of the bay from the 60s in richmond to 80 degrees for the
outside number in brentwood. north bay numbers stacking up to 76 degrees in santa rosa. mill valley will sit around 70. this weekend it's fleet week. temperatures in the low 70s with mostly sunny skies. in fact, sunday will be the warmest of the weekends coming up. a few clouds enter the picture on monday, otherwise a slight offshore flow from tuesday through thursday. that's your pinpoint forecast. we'll talk more about weekend events, dana and allen, next time around. >> of which there are many. >> yeah, lots. for some, getting back on their feet is nothing shy of a miracle. >> those confined to wheelchairs can start walking again thanks to a device unveiled today in the bay area. >> reporter: the word revolutionary banied about doesn't mean much but this is
revolutionary. amanda had a skiing accident that deadened her legs. >> the first time that i powered up and i stood up and then i took my first step was beyond my wildest imaginings. >> reporter: she is using a human exoskeleton made by berkeley bionics. such machines aren't new but this is one of the first so lightweight easy to use that the power source that is not overwhelming as had been the case in previous attempts. >> it's transforming. it's a time that the basics of brain machinery, computers, whatever we have, in terms of technology, on automation to bring them all together to get people a better quality of life. >> reporter: they are developing equipment for the soldiers to carry extra weight help with the legs. today they showed off the newest invention. >> exciting. wish i could hop in and walk off. >> reporter: mark of morgan hill was among the wheelchair-
bound in the audience who hopes the exoskeleton answers their dreams. >> that i can reach stuff out of the top cabinet and put my clothes away on the hangers and just stand up and walk out the door like everyone else. >> reporter: chelsea hill of pacific grove was a passenger in a drunk driving accident earlier this year, her senior year of high school. she has new hope she won't be stuck in her chair forever. there is still work to be done. >> it's really the cost of that depends on the manufacturing, how we do it. but we are really trying our best at this stage to make sure the costs are as low as possible so they will be affordable. >> reporter: a limited release is sometime next year as testing continues as do the dreams. mike sugerman, cbs 5 eyewitness news. >> days after the maid scandal meg whitman still doing damage control. >> become a media circus and me view is it's time for circus to leave town. >> the question now, will it be enough to win back voters? >> >> preparing for the worst this
flu season. what the feds are doing that they have never done before. they call it pill hill. >> want some more mean? >> the bay area's black market for prescription drugs. >> vicodin. >> why they fear more pills are now on the way. >> hydrocodone? >> coming up in minutes. ,,,, cu moment happened when i parked near the castle at "medieval knight fest". angry peasants can mess up a car really bad. ,,,, matt, my mercury agent, helped me file a claim right away. turns out mercury not only saves me money,
tricks on republicans, all over the country. tha eaking to our sist tonight, meg whitman says democrats are playing dirty tricks on republicans all over the country. that while speaking to our sister station in los angeles about the emergence of her former illegal immigrant housekeeper. >> this is a political stunt that i believe is very orchestrated between the unions, gloria allred and the brown campaign. it's become a media circus and my view is it's time for the circus to leave the town. californians want to talk about what's in front of them, how are we going to create jobs. i think they want to stop talking about my housekeeper and many of them want to talk about how they are going to stay in their house. >> nicky diaz has said nobody put her up to coming forward. senate candidate carly fiorina is slamming her opponent over a fundraiser sponsored by lobbyists. senator barbara boxer's campaign rejects any suggestion
of quid pro quo for companies that donate campaign cash. terrell brown shows us boxer wants voters to know about a certain endorsement that fiorina has picked up. >> reporter: could sarah palin be the next game changer in the california senate race? democratic senator barbara boxer used palin to slam her republican rival's character. >> and my opponent is proud to have the support of sarah palin. [ pause ] >> and i can tell you, you can tell about a person when you look at the company they keep. >> reporter: palin is scheduled to be in anaheim for a republican rally next saturday. a poll shows her support may do more harm than good for fiorina. she says she won't be attending that ramly. boxer also called for a renewal
of a federal assault weapons ban in los angeles county with sheriff lee baca. >> in this recession make sure people have unemployment compensation. >> reporter: on jobs, boxer said she supported the president's economic stimulus although unemployment in california has actually gone up since it passed. >> the leading economists say had we not taken the action we did on the economic recovery act and i just talked about the funding the sheriff received there, we would have seen an additional 3.5 million unemployed. >> reporter: just before leaving i talk to the three- term senator about healthcare. senator, you said mend its don't end it. and this is right after some of the provisions have just taken place. is that an admission that this bill has failed? >> not at all. as a matter of fact, we said when we passed it that it was very comprehensive. it took 100 years to get this done see we were going to look at if there were particular problems. there are some small issues that we have to fix and we're going to. >> reporter: senator boxer has
been on the campaign trail since she got back from washington. fiorina has got outside help to reach a new audience. [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: fiorina will air more ads across spanish language television stations. the conservative susan b. anthony list the national organization for mayors paid for the spots. >> we are now moving as i said into the future of the department. >> reporter: she was also endorsed by orange county sheriff sandra hutchins who with a little more than weeks until election day the race is still tight. polls show it's still anybody's game. i'm terrell brown, cbs 5. an exclusive eyewitness news poll out this week shows the candidates are neck and neck. boxer has 36%, fiorina 43%. boxer's lead is within the poll's margin of error uppers, downers, flash some cash and you can buy all different kinds of prescription drugs on a bay area street that's known as pill hill.
dozens of people showed up last night at the planning hearing commission to open another pharmacy on the block. they don't want another source in the neighborhood. we found out how easy it is to score on that street. at the corner of turk and leavenworth in san francisco it's hard to miss the drug deals going down. wash closely amid the loitering crowd and you will see this man waited just a few minutes before getting his fix. but it's not crack or heroin. >> want some morphine? >> reporter: it's prescription drugs. >> what is it? >> vicodin. >> reporter: as our producer found out, within minutes of walking down the block. . >> i'll let have you it for a dollar. >> reporter: neighbors here say illegal sales of prescription pills have reached epidemic proportions. now they are worried it's going to get a lot worse because a new pharmacy is set to open in this storefront in the middle of pill hill. >> come tomorrow 5:00 p.m. >> reporter: sean morgan who manages a large apartment complex on the street says she
was shocked when she found out. >> my response was, you got to be kidding. >> reporter: because morgan says it's just going to be one more source of narcotics making the neighborhood even more of a magnet. >> it's destination shopping. >> reporter: she points out the last time a pharmacy opened up in her neighborhood -- >> people would walk out with their prescriptions, some of them would get robbed or mugged or some of them would just want to sell them for the money because they needed the money. >> they are going to have a guard here and cameras. >> reporter: but the owners of the proposed new drugstore say not so. >> the pharmacy has always been a solution to a problem not a cause. >> reporter: they say they researched the area carefully and feel this is the perfect spot. >> this is an underserviced area with seniors and hiv- positive people of. they need it here. >> reporter: but morgan already points out there are five plays that dispense prescriptions in the neighborhood. >> this is not one of the
under served tenderloin neighborhoods. it's the worst possible location. >> reporter: her biggest concern the neighborhood children. there is a boys & girls club around the block and catholic school. >> these kids go on field trips and walk all around the neighborhood. and because they are a little bit older, they get propositioned asked if they want to buy drugs. >> reporter: though police patrol the area and routinely make arrests, it hardly seems to make a denial. the loiterers thin out for a minute or two, then they're right back plying their pills. >> i don't know if it's like the real deal. >> hydrocodone? >> yeah, that looks like it. >> what do you mean it looks like it? don't nobody sell fake pills. the pills are legit. >> reporter: with no sign of letting off. >> i'm going to be around out here. >> all right. >> a decision on the neighbors' appeal to keep the pharmacy from opening has been delayed for another week. federal health experts are track the flu as it led to our shores. and based in part on what they are seeing, they have new
recommendations. dr. kim mulvihill joins us with that. hi, kim. >> reporter: this year's flu vaccine targets three strains of influenza including the swine flu. experts are seeing more cases of the two other strains one of which can make the very young and the very old very, very sick. so experts are simplifying their message. get a flu shot. when it comes to getting a flu shot this year, about a third of americans say they feel apathetic that they won't bother to get vaccinated. >> i don't usually. i'm off and on. some years i do and some years i don't. >> reporter: well, federal and public health experts have a new message. everyone over 6 months of age needs and should get a flu shot. >> no more asking do i need this vaccine? yes. you do. i do. we all do. no questions asked. >> reporter: this year's vaccine is a good match for the strains now circulating and there are new options. >> not only do we have both a
flu shot and a nasal spray but we also have a high dose vaccine which is an option for people who are over the age of 65 and may be more effective. we'll know more after the current year. >> after you get a certain age, your immune system may not be as great as it was when you were younger. so i try to take every precaution that i can. >> reporter: government experts stress you cannot get the flu from the vaccine. with more than 100 million doses distributed already, they hope more people will roll up their sleeves. and why a higher does option for older people? studies show the regular flu shot isn't as effective if you're older. 80% more antibody response last year for those 65 and older with the higher dose. >> we have been warn. thank you. well, coming up, one
misstep with an unintended cost. >> kind of blackmailed us to pay. >> what is in the airline's fine print that could wreak havoc on your travel plans if you are not careful? i'm dennis o'donnell at at&t park. you know, some people think the giants are the hottest story in the bay area. but i have a better one. i have the story to prove it coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
travelers: don't ever miss a leg of your trip. if you do, you may not have a way don't ever miss a leg of your trip because if you do you, may not have a way home. on the consumerwatch, julie watts with a little known airline rule that catches a lot of passengers by surprise. i'm surprised. >> reporter: yeah. you know, we all were. as if the growing number of airline fees weren't bad enough, almost every airline has a policy buried in the fine print that could leave you stranded. alex and fred have fond memories of their cruise to the
galapagos islands. >> the sea lions were so playful. >> reporter: it's the flights to and from the cruise ship they would like to forget. >> united made us so late that we missed a flight. >> reporter: bad weather in san francisco delayed their first flight on united airlines for so long, they missed their second flight on the central american carrier taca. they eventually made it to the cruise ship but the couple got a rude surprise when they showed up for the return flight home. taca had voided the reservation. that meant the family had to buy a new ticket for the flight they had already paid for. >> kind of blackmailed us to pay because we had no return flight. >> if you purchase a roundtrip ticket and you do not use the first portion of the flight in most cases, your entire itinerary is going to be cancelled. >> reporter: travel writer jennifer gains says the practice is called throw-away ticketing and she says almost every airline does it.
it's intended to prevent passengers from gaming the system. >> customers tried to get a cheaper fare for a one-way travel so they will purchase a roundtrip ticket with the intention only to use one segment. >> reporter: but she admits the policy also hurts customers who unintentionally miss their flights, like this family who missed the flight due to no fault of their own. >> later we found out a lot of people in the industry called them take a chance airlines, taca. >> yeah, but the bottom line is you're taking a chance with multiple legs. get to the airport early. call ahead if you know you're going to miss a leg. they might help you. try to book all the legs of your flight with just one carrier. if you have a problem or complaint, call us, 1-888-5- helps-u. best bet is try and book them all in one place. >> yeah. you paid for it.
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roar that many of you heard in san francisco today. the oh, yeah. that is what caused that loud roar that many of you heard in san francisco today. the blue angels practicing their high-flying stunts. the official airshow is this weekend. it's all part of fleet week which is they tell us the biggest in 20 years. >> fleet week is also going to showcase a new very unique military vessel. the navy is excited about it. jennifer mistrot shows us what's so cutting edge about this aircraft carrier. reporter: san francisco and green technology go together like ships and water. so it's no surprise that the navy's debut of its first shot at greening its fleet is taking place here. >> this is absolutely an opportunity for the navy to
show all of our citizens all of our tax paying citizens how responsible we are being. >> reporter: it's an opportunity to show off the uss macon island, the navy's first hybrid ship. she has a gas turbine engine like a jet. so the macon island can go fast. but this ship also comes with an electric motor that can be used at slower speeds. less fuel is burned. >> on the trip that we took coming from pascagoula where the ship was built, to san diego, we saved over $3 million worth of fuel. >> reporter: a $3 million savings is the kind of payday the navy was hoping to see when it launched the ship earlier this year replacing the old steam engine technology. it has other benefits, too. >> our ship actually produces about 200,000 gallons of water per day with our reverse osmosis unit which is another part of the hybrid propulsionsystem. >> reporter: the navy thinks the extra water could come in handy on this vessel.
the ship carries around 3,000 military personnel. it's also a floating hospital that can treat up to 200 people a time on board and thousands more off ship. the uss macon island could be used to respond to a disaster like an earthquake. still, the cost of this new technology is a burning question. >> even if the technology up front costs maybe a little bit more, the savings over the 40- year life-span of the vessel tend to mitigate that. so in all honesty, the jury is still out. >> reporter: jury is still out, but the ship is in. the uss macon island will be in the bay for tours starting saturday. in san francisco, jennifer mistrot, cbs 5. that's going to be popular on the tour list, isn't it roberta? >> definitely. the weather is going to be a slight offshore flow so visibility will be unlimited for the sky and also for the
sea. currently they have flat waters. official sundown is in a couple of minutes from now actually and as we look out from the mount vaca cam we see that we have unlimited visibility as well after a high temperature today there of 76 degrees. now, if you are out and about this evening, we do have a few clouds floating through the horizon. otherwise, mostly clear skies. those clouds are still entering the picture from the back door from this area of low pressure that continues to spin as it ejects in an easterly direction. watching this system to the north of us, a few clouds will float in from the tail end of that system for our friday. otherwise, it is a getaway friday heading to eureka, 63 degrees. 70s common throughout the central valley. mid-50s in the high sierra and the rain will disperse and lots of sunshine in yosemite. it looks like our forecast highs for our friday from the 60s at the beaches to 78 degrees in los altos. one. warmest spots will be morgan hill at 78 degrees. fremont in the mid-70s. in fact, there are some big doings, no rough times this
weekend in fremont. it's the woofstock walk and picnic at 78 degrees on saturday. numbers in the 60s from richmond through berkeley then bumping up to the 70s in oakland. 80 in danville, pleasanton and brentwood. west winds 5 to 10. san francisco tomorrow, high 67. upper 70s in sonoma. by the way this saturday, hope to see you all at golden gate park in san francisco for the breath of life annual walk a temperature of 65 degrees. how about this? your extended forecast kick- starting with friday. over the weekend the warmest of the two coming up will be on sunday, when we start to flirt with nearly 90 degrees. a few clouds on monday will pass to the north of us from a trough. otherwise, temperatures with the slight offshore flow on tuesday through thursday. slightly above average. mypix was sent in to us by ray
and shirley. that's beautiful. from napa, we thank you. and we invite all of you to send us your favorite pictures and send them from the baseball park as well, and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. make it a great night. >> thank you. earlier in the broadcast, we showed you some of the work being done at the capital in sacramento. well, tonight at 10:00 on the cw and 11:00 on cbs 5, a little insight into a major policy change affecting pensions. why all new hires need to pay attention to the date. that's tonight at 10:00 and 11:00. i'm dennis o'donnell live exclusively in a parking lot. coming up, has any team that started 0-4 ever gone to the nfl play-offs? that answer and what the 49ers face coming up. ,, [ male announcer ] barbara boxer.
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dennis o'donnell live at at&t park for the giants and what's happening? >> i didn't think you were going to have breath to get it out. [ laughter ] >> what, dennis is outside the park. game started already? >> yeah, it has. in fact, the giants and the braves are in the bottom of the 1st inning. no score. lincecum on the hill for san francisco. meanwhile, in the american league, it looks like there are two sweeps in the making. let's begin at game 2 in tampa
between the rays and rangers. infielder michael young appears to swing the first base umpire says he doesn't. young avoids a strikeout. the rays are upset. the next hit young hits a bomb to have for a three-run home run 5-0 rangers. on the way out to talk with his pitcher reds manager has too many words, thrown out. the wheels are falling off for tampa. they lose and trail in that series two games to none. the yankees trying to take a 2-0 series lead against minnesota. bottom of the 6th orlando hudson facing andy pettitte. he goes yard. solo shot to tie the game at 2. hudson had just six home runs all season. top of the 7th, yankees respond. lance berkman doublings off carl pavano. jorge posada scores the go- ahead run. the yankees win 5-2 and they lead that series two games to
none. the 49ers face the eagles at candlestick park on sunday night. san francisco still in search of its first win of the season. the pressure is mounting on both mike singletary and quarterback alex smith who were expected to lead the team to the play-offs. the only 0-4 team to make the post-season was the chargers. alex smith was 8 them and remembers them well while living in san diego. >> stan humphries, means, yeah, it was definitely a fan of the chargers growing up no question. then two years later they had the run and went to the super bowl versus the 9ers and got crushed. >> the sharks open their season in sweden tomorrow in their european trip. jumbo joe thornton is named the team captain. first time he has been captain since he was in boston. he is also a new father. >>
i got one kid at home and now 22 on the road. i think the last time i was just young and shy. i was a shy kid and, uhm, really didn't know how to express myself. now i'm a father, you know, i'm a man and 31 years old so i'm much different person than i am, you know, when i was 23 years old and take all those experiences and hopefully learn from it. >> again, the sharks tomorrow in sweden. the play-off game brought an awful lot of traffic coming over from channel 5 tonight. i was stuck there for about 30 minutes. but the next time i come out, i will take the newest and the hottest form of transportation. >> they are selling surf boards by 60% right now. >> reporter: welcome to the hottest fad in america, paddle boards. a sport where training meets tranquility. where the surf doesn't stop at the sea. >> people can use stand-up paddle boards in any waterway, whether it's an interior lake, on the rivers, in the ocean. >> reporter: brett allen is a
certified triathlon coach and paddle board guru. he says it's a great workout. >> asbestos, back, movement when you paddle, great workout. >> reporter: you can pick up a used bore for about $600. but a top paddle board goes for 2 grand. cheap, no. but it's a one-time expense. and the water is free. >> just keep that arm locked. stab it. pull back with your sides. go ahead and let your body rotate a little bit. >> reporter: it didn't take long to catch on. and when you hit a comfort level you reap the benefits of working out and looking out. >> you're above the water. you can see down if you're in certain bodies of water that we have all over california or hawaii or whatever. being able to look down into 50
to 75-foot-deep water and see it's like being on top of an aquarium. >> reporter: an aquarium is right. just ask jody nelson who befriended a whale while paddling 40 miles in the pacific ocean, or chuck patterson who smartly stayed on his board while two great white sharks circled underneath. >> i think i'll stick to my aquarium right here in aquatic park. [ laughter ] >> that's the dennis i know. >> reporter: as you can see, it's a work in progress. but at least we're working towards progress. that's it from at&t park. >> no, no, no. >> let's see the shirt. come on. let's see the shirt. >> there it is. >> oh. >> turn around. >> i'm on the bandwagon! >> oh,yeah! >> don't forget whose shirt that is. bring it home now. >> it's dana king's and i'm bringing it home. >> see you at 10:00 and 11:00.
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