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pg&e is offering a buy-out to the victims of the san bruno pipeline explosion. and they're back. the national league championship series coming to san francisco today. we're live at at&t park as the excitement builds up for game three. good morning, everyone. it is tuesday, the 19th of october. i'm sydnie kohara. >> good morning to you, i'm juliette goodrich. it's 5:00 a.m. and the san mateo bridge gets the all clear this morning. highway 101 in morgan hill just re-opened after being closed for 12 hours. elizabeth wenger is in the traffic center to update us on all of this. good morning, elizabeth. >> good morning. yeah, we have a lot of traffic news this morning. yeah, as you said, 101 and morgan hill re-opened about an hour ago but check out this scene. traffic slowed to a crawl last night. this is what happens when a tanker carrying 43,000 pounds of liquid wax crashes. two southbound lanes of 101 in morgan hill were shut down for more than 12 hours. the evening commute backed up well into san jose. we don't know what caused the
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crash. let's go out live right now. we can show you how well traffic is moving now. in fact, it's very light through that stretch. everything is now back open as of 4:00 a.m. headlights are southbound traffic. this is right there by the coyote creek exit. on the san mateo bridge, let's show you a live look at this. overnight two westbound lanes were closed where crews were doing emergency repairs of a crack that was found last week. anticorrosive paint was put on the repaired beam. all westbound lanes of 92 are open. everything is back open and fine in both directions across the span between hayward and the peninsula. back to you. >> thank you. the san francisco giants are back in the bay area for game three of their play-off series against philadelphia. anne makovec is at at&t park
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with all the excitement. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. giants fever, people are feeling it. it is game 3 of the national league championship series right here at home starting this afternoon. right now the series is tied 1- 1. there was a swing game and the park will be packed. according to ticket retailer stub hub, the words giants tickets and world series have been the most searched key words on their website over the pas 24 hours. there are still some records left lower box seats in the mid $100 range and some standing room available. matt cain on the giants after the longest layoff in his career 10 days rest since he pitched in atlanta in the division series of. >> it's obviously nice. you know the ballpark obviously and yet you feel comfortable
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always throwing it home more than sometimes on the road. definitely going to be exciting especially with being on the road a couple of days and having the fans being excited about the national league championship series. >> reporter: this is the first time we are going to see the nlcs here at the giants stadium since the runnerup word series barry bonds deal back in 2002. >> so game time 1:18? >> a little after 1:00 p.m. >> okay. they should start arriving soon. right now they're dreaming of the championship. anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san francisco. up to bat, lawrence karnow with our game day forecast. >> do you think they're really sleeping? i'd have a hard time sleeping before these games. weather pretty good today. out the door dense fog temperatures in the 40s and 50s, thick at the coast. reports of visibilities less than a quarter mile so be very careful traveling around the bay area. the good news is it's a thin layer and it's going to lift so
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by the afternoon a lot of sunshine temperatures near 80 inland, inside the bay 60s and 70s there. what about the important game? we're looking good. we have some sunshine coming our way and temperature of 66 degrees if you are headed out to the park, go giants. should be great. matt cain i think he is going to be great today. that's the latest from here, guys. back to you. >> thank you. it is 5:04. this morning, the state senate will hold its first hearing on the san bruno pipeline explosion. the joint hearing of that public safety and energy committees will look at the maintenance records of the pg&e pipeline that burst last month. and senators plan to ask how similar disasters can be prevented in the future. the committee chairmen are hoping to develop comprehensive reforms. pg&e is offering to buy out residents whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged. according to the "chronicle," people who sell their land within six months would get a bonus of $50,000.
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the utility is also offering financial help to those who want to stay and rebuild or do renovations. another pg&e program will compensate home owners who sell their house to a third party but get less than the market value before the explosion. time now 5:05. a federal judge is expected to announce a decision today regarding the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military. judge virginia phillips of riverside county earlier ruled the policy is unconstitutional because it prevents openly gay people from serving in the military. the federal government is appealing that ruling and has requested a stay on judge phillips' decision. she is expected to deny that request. >> it's not going to have any bit of difference whatsoever to the military as we know it with the fact that you have now or will soon have openly gay soldiers. >> former president clinton adopted the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the early 1990s
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to reform the military's practice of seeking out and discharging gays and lesbians. and there is yet another battle over california's prop 8. the voter-approved measure that restricts marriage to one man and one woman. same-sex marriage opponents want an appeals court to overturn a judge's ruling that struck down prop 8. yesterday attorneys for the city of san francisco filed their own brief with the ninth circuit court of appeals. it says prop 8 sponsors failed to make a sound case for preventing same-sex couples from marrying. 5:06. have you heard this one? another tylenol recall. johnson & johnson pulling tylenol pills from the shelves again after the complaints of musty moldy odors including tylenol 8 hour caplets in 50 count bottles. the company says it's a precaution and the pills don't
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pose a serious health risk. this is johnson & johnson's 13th recall this year. the product lot number is on the side of the bottle label. consumers who purchase the recalled pills should stop using them. for more information about the recall, log on to all right. 5:07. we are just hours away from a vote that could ban toys from fast food kids' meals in san francisco. the full board of supervisors will take up the proposed ban this afternoon. if it passes, more than 100 restaurants can only offer toys if fruits and veggies are included in the kids meals. a similar ban was passed in santa clara county last spring. mayor newsom has threatened to veto the ban. 5:07. not in my backyard. the push to keep a major chain from expanding in a bay area neighborhood. plus -- >> i was like shocked.
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of all years to have to lose somebody like that. it was like... what do you do? >> budget cuts force a local school to get rid of its campus police. what the school is doing to make students feel safe. and prepare for a crunch at some local dmvs. why the opening of an east bay office is take longer than expected. ,,,,
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meg whitman's hometown newspaper said it best: "meg whitman has demonstrated a loose relationship with the truth" "a poor understanding of government" "pat solutions for problems whose depth and complexity clearly elude her" "she utterly lacks the qualifications to be governor" jerry brown "offers california exactly what it needs" "good ideas, strong principles, a reputation for telling the truth" and the ability to "get things done in sacramento" meg whitman's hometown newspaper and newspapers across the state have endorsed jerry brown for governor.
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underneath the bridge last week. but right now, all lanes have re-opened and it's looking good between hayward and the peninsula. we'll have more traffic news in six minutes. >> thank you. time now 5:11. budget trouble has forced the city of antioch to cut its police force and it's taking a toll on the school district. the city has taken away its school resource officers and moved them to patrol. in response, schools have beefed up security on their own bringing more adults on campus. teachers and students at antioch high say while crime has been down, an officer on campus would make them feel safer. >> if i had my choice i would still have an sro on campus because i think it really does send a powerful message that this school and law enforcement are working in partnership to ensure school safety. >> they already fired high
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school safety assistants to replace the officers and plan to pay for more security this year. plans to expand ikea in emeryville now in the hands of the city council. the store wants to develop a 60,000-foot warehouse near 53rd and hollis. it would as to store larger items for customer pickup but neighbors don't want it citing concerns over traffic and noise. it's unclear when a decision will be made. and an inconvenience for drivers with business at the hayward dmv. that office is closed until further notice. the dmv shut down in august for renovations. it was supposed to re-open last week. but the dmv now says it doesn't have enough people to staff it and doesn't have the money to hire anyone else. the closest dmvs are in oakland, fremont and pleasanton. it is 5:12. facebook fess up. how the company is taking action to fix its privacy flaws. >> plus, those long delays at
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the airport aren't just suck up time. how much is coming out of our pockets when planes are late. we're starting out with dense fog around parts of the bay area this morning. but get a load of. this going to see a whole lot of this toward the afternoon. lots of sunshine coming your way. the forecast is coming up. ,, anncr: carly fiorina. as ceo she laid off 30,000 workers and shipped jobs to china. fiorina sync: china. india. russia. poland. i know precisely why those jobs go... anncr: ...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. bb vo: i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message.
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marin san rafael southbound 101 before 580 a stalled big rig one lane is blocked in the commute direction southbound side 101. sensors are picking up slow traffic northbound. 101 and 280 nice and quiet heading up the peninsula. we have a giants game this afternoon. 1:00 is game time giants take on the fell list game 3 so it's going to be a rough commute home. golden gate bridge live look outside a lot of fog on the camera this morning so maybe some low visibility across the span but as you can see traffic is still light and moving fine are you heading out of novato except for the stalled big rig blocking one lane. at the bay bridge toll plaza they have picked up the cones on the upper deck and mass transit is on remember our on
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time. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. lawrence has your forecast. >> a lot of fog out there. i was driving through some of that today and it is very thick. some of the visibility less than a quarter mile especially at the coast, dense fog developing along skyline boulevard. good news it's a thin layer so by the afternoon mostly sunny skies temperatures heating up outside. 60s near 70 probably going to see some 70s towards san jose and at the coast some partly cloudy skies. a lot of sunshine in most spots today should allow for a nice day outside. you have that patchy fog moving in along the coastline here. for the most parts thin layer we'll have a lot of sunshine. 78 degrees in morgan hill.
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should be 73 degrees. 78 antioch and brentwood. 77 pittsburg and danville. inside the bay good, too. lots of sunshine there, temperatures into the upper 60s. north bay lots of sunshine by the afternoon and plenty of fog early on bited afternoon 60s and 70s throughout the day. a slight chance of showers thursday night. friday partly cloudy skies. unsettled on the weekend. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. here's a check of some of the morning's top stories. baseball back in the bay area. the san francisco giants will host the philadelphia phillies today in game three of the national league championship series. the best of 7 series is now tied at one game apiece. today a hearing in the
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state senate will examine last month's san bruno pipeline explosion. senators plan to review pg&e's maintenance of the pipeline and want to find a way to prevent it in the future. in san bruno pg&e is offering a buy-out to residents whose homes were destroyed. johnson & johnson has issued another recall. the 13th of this year. the company is recall one lot of tylenol 8 hour caplets in 50 count bottles as reports of a musty moldy odor. the company says it's a precaution and they don't pose a health risk. bank of america's foreclosure freeze is over for half the u.s. but not here in california. in 23 states next week, the bank will ask judges for approval to start seizing homes again. in california, the court does not have to approve foreclosures. so here and in 26 other states,
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the bank of america will continue to suspend them to check if they were done legally. the moratorium was announced october 1 after a bank was accused of filing documents that workers did not read. flight delays aren't just inconvenient. they are also expensive. a uc-berkeley study finds domestic flight delays cost the economy nearly $33 billion a year and consumers paid half of that spending extra time and money for frequent airline delays. delays also hurt airline related businesses like car rental companies and hotels. the study's authors hope the report will lead to improvements in airline operations. it is 5:20. next, the local companies topping the list as the worst places to interview. >> and facebook taking action after a major privacy flaw is exposed. what the company says it's doing to protect your personal information. ,,,,,,,,
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regard to sharing user personal information. the social networking site says gameplaying and information sharing apps have been taking personal information and transmitting it to dozens of advertisers and net tracking companies. now facebook says it will introduce new technical systems to dramatically limit the sharing of user ids. >> one simple thing that somebody can do right now is to go on their privacy settings go to their application settings and turn it off, turn off platform so that no applications get access to their data. >> two members of congress have written to facebook's ceo mark zuckerberg asking him to explain how facebook apps handle this information. now, some of silicon valley's tech companies may be good places to work but they are being criticized for their interview techniques. this comes from which collects information about thousands of companies. it names facebook, google and yahoo among the companies that
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job applicants most often criticize. why? nerve-racking questions like, why are manhole covers round? can you imagine if we were asked that? >> no. >> i imagine it's because they won't fall in the hole. >> yes. >> glassbook says once people start working -- glassdoor, i should say, says once people start working for those company their experience tends to be more positive. so that leads us to our question of the day. what is your worst interview experience? >> send your comments to or you can post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. so many times you show up for an interview and you have this rolodex of things you have done and they ask a completely off the wall question that's supposed to be more psychological. my friend was asked, what's in the back seat of your car. and she had a bunch of junk. so i think it looks into who you are. >> to see if you're messy or organized? maybe that's what it is. a new study finds some cars
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are much more likely tote you go a traffic ticket, mercedes- benz topping the list. the sporty mercedes gets four times as many tickets as the average vehicle. >> don't think it might be because they are going faster? you have a car like that and you're just zooming down the highway? >> next, the toyota camera solaracoup,, sion. the least ticketed are suvs, minivans and for some reason the buick rainier. so there you go. coming up, the bay area city look at outsourcing its fire department. >> plus, the worst oil spill in u.s. history. now we are getting new estimates on just how much damage it did to the gulf. and the national league championship series coming home
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♪ everywhere i go... ♪ i'll pass it on, ♪ and on...and on...and on... edible arrangements. happiness is always in season. visit, call or go to and i'm juliette goodrich. good morning. it is tuesday, october 19. i'm sydnie kohara. >> good morning to you, i'm juliette goodrich. the san francisco giants and philadelphia phillies are about to battle it out as the
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national league championship series comes to the bay area today. anne makovec is at at&t park where the first pitch is just hours away. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. first pitch is expected at 1:19:00 p.m. obviously in the middle of a workday, so you might want to take the advice from the sf giants twitter page which says vacation or sick requests before your coworkers do it. it is going to be obviously a very hot game tied at one right now. giants facing the phillies in game three of the national league championship series. it's a swing game. the park is going to be packed. according to ticket retailer stub hub, the word giant tickets and world series have been the most searched words on the website over the past 24 hours. there are still some tickets available ranging from around $55 to over a grand. a lot of eyes on the pitching staff specifically. we are expecting to see matt cain who last night was
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praising his teammate buster posey. >> you know, when i first got drafted for a couple of years, we just kept drafting arms and arms and arms and we had a ton of pitchers. some of us are here now and we have hitters. buster is one of those who came up through the system real quick and, you know, for him to be able to kind of lead us through, you know, pretty much the whole season has been great and you have done a great job of just stepping up and taking advantage of taking over the catcher spot and really taking -- doing a great job of putting it in the 4 hole and filling in that spot. >> reporter: and all of the fans packed here in willie mays plaza are going to be hoping that he is going to continue to bring it during today's game and we just saw our first die- hard giants fan show up. we are going to hear from him coming up in the next half hour. juliette? >> aren't these fun stories to do in the morning, anne? >> really. it's nice to not be talking about something tragic at this point in the morning and to be
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excited about something. and know that the whole bay is feeling the same way right now. >> plus, you have such a cute smile. we get to see your dimples, too. [ laughter ] >> anne makovec, thank you. >> this is payback for anne because i think for a whole week we had her on a sewage spill so good for you. >> exactly. 5:32. let's check traffic and weather. elizabeth, how's the commute? >> all right. i have some bad news and some good news. the good news is that everything is re-opened but the bad news this was the commute last night on 101 through that stretch near morgan hill. by the way the freeway re- opened about an hour ago but yeah this is what happens when a tanker carrying 43,000 pounds of liquid wax cracks. two southbound lanes of 101 in morgan hill were shut down for more than 12 hours as you can see it was a mess of a commute heading out of san jose. all right. here's live look now at what it looks like now. a whole lot better. everything is back open. this is a view near coyote creek, headlines southbound
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traffic at golf drive. closures on the san mateo bridge. overnight two westbound lanes were closed where crews did emergency repairs. inspectors you may remember found a big crack under the bridge last week. early this morning, crews were putting anticorrosive paint on the repaired steel beam but good news, all lanes are open in both directions between hayward and the peninsula. mass transit is all running on time. that is your traffic. let's check your forecast with lawrence. >> dense fog showing up around parts of the bay area this morning. out the door be careful. this afternoon lots of sunshine. temperatures getting near 80. 60s and 70s around the bay. partly cloudy skies at the coast and 50s and 60s. headed out to the big game today, lots of sunshine and a beautiful day at the park for the game. giants and phillies, big-time game. matt cain pitching, go, giants!
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back to you guys. >> thank you. lawrence, thanks very much, elizabeth. it is 5:34. in other news, first police officers now san carlos wants to outsource its fire department to save money. the city council has voted to issue a formal request for proposals. cal fire, san mateo, the menlo park fire protection district and redwood city have all expressed interest. right now, san carlos shares fire services with belmont but says it cost too much. the proposals are due december 3. the outsourcing would take effect in february. 5:34. a search for two men linked to two robberies in concord, one last night at a pizza shop at treat boulevard and oak grove. two armed men ordered the employees to the floor, took cash and ran. about 30 minutes later police believe the same man robbed a subway store just a few blocks
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away they are described as two black males, 6 feet tall, black hooded jacket, the other a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark colored suv. contact police if you know anything. today a federal judge is expected to announce her decision about "don't ask, don't tell." earlier the judge ruled the policy is unconstitutional because it prevents openly gay people from serving in the military. the federal government is appealing that ruling and has requested a stay on the judge's decision but the judge is expected to deny that request. it is the latest battle in the governor's race. should illegal immigrants be allowed to go to public colleges? jerry brown thinks so. while in san francisco yesterday, he said he supports the dream act which promises in- state tuition rates for all students who graduate from a california high school. meg whitman though doesn't
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support the dream act and accused brown of putting illegal immigrants first. >> what would we say to these people, we don't want you to be skilled. we don't want you in college. we want you just doing the more menial types of activities. >> meanwhile, whitman was all about going green. yesterday she toured an environmental company in orange county. >> i promise you, i will go to sacramento, i won't owe anything to anybody except for the voters of california and my number one priority is to restore the california dream for every californian. >> with just two weeks left to the election, they are in a dead heat. vandals are interfering in one bay area election. teachers say someone sliced 20 signs they put up supporting four candidates for the pittsburg unified school board. the pittsburg education association says signs for
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other political race were left untouched. >> i was taken aback by it. and, you know, i don't know why our candidates are being singled out. >> the money for the signs came out of teachers' pockets. a project to build a new home for the exploratorium breaks ground today. the popular science museum has existed at the palace of fine arts since 1969. now there are plans to move it to pier 15 on the san francisco waterfront. today, the final architectural plans including a model built to scale will be unveiled. and as you drive in to work you will notice some changes on the bay bridge. crews are about to install more segments for the new span of the bridge. each section more than 100 feet tall. they will be put in place later this week. the self-anchored suspension span will be part of the bay bridge's eastern span. that project is scheduled to be
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completed in 2013. new word that pg&e is offering buy-outs to san bruno residents whose homes were lost on damaged in the blast. the state senate is holding its first hearing this morning. good morning, melissa. >> reporter: good morning. there are three different scenarios if a home owner sells a home within 6 months, a $50,000 bonus. if home owners want to rebuild they can get $50,000. but all rebuilding has to be complete within 16 months. finally, those home owners who sell and receive less than the market value before the explosion, they will get $10,000 from pg&e. lawmakers will be meeting and hope to get answers to what caused the explosion in san bruno that destroyed 37 homes but they want to make sure that
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what happened in san bruno doesn't happen again. so if there are reforms and safety measures that need to be taken it will be discussed today. back to you. >> thank you. president obama making a quick trip to san francisco this week to help out his fellow democrats. thursday night he will attend a private fundraising to raise money for the democratic national committee. he will also campaign for kamala harris, the san francisco district attorney who is running for state attorney general. mr. obama arrived thursday afternoon and leaves friday. the president is trying to get his democratic base to vote two weeks from today. the republicans hope to win control of the house and senate. as preeti arla shows us, there are some unusual battlegrounds. reporter: republican john raese is trying to become west virginia's first republican senator since 1958. >> you have to wonder, wonder,
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about obama and manchin and which direction they are going because there are choices. >> reporter: hoping to capitalize on voter frustration, he spent much of last night's debate painting democrat and governor joe manchin as an ally of president obama. >> i am not a rubber stamp for anybody. >> reporter: manchin has an approval rating near 70%. but most polls show them neck and neck for the late robert byrd's seat. west virginia is one of the critical races republicans have to win to take control of congress. another battleground state california where democrats are trying to send off a tea party favorite. >> this business has brightened my life from wrestling to witchcraft. >> reporter: last night, president clinton urged colorado democrats to still with senator michael bennett. >> for goodness sakes don't go back to what got us in trouble in the first place. >> reporter: but republican ken buck says he is exactly what colorado and the rest of the
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country needs. >> certainly fit the mold of a different kind of candidate for the u.s. senate. >> reporter: to win control of the senate, the gop needs to keep all 40 of their current seats and capture 10 others held by democrats. preeti arla for cbs news, washington. some scientists say damage from the massive oil leak in the gulf of mexico is not quite as dramatic as earlier feared. the "associated press" surveyed 35 researchers and asked them to rate the gulf's ecological health on a score of 0 to 100. the average score is 65, six points less than before the leak six months ago. right now scientists and the government are shifting the focus away from the surface towards deeper waters and the ocean bottom of the gulf of mexico. the strongest typhoon in years has killed 10 people in the philippines and is now gaining strength over the south
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china see. on land, typhoon megi packed pressure to winds up to 140 miles per hour. it flattened forests and ripped buildings apart. one northeastern province bore the brunt of the storm. 8,000 people evacuated their homes. the typhoon is expected to reach china on thursday. the second largest earthquake in a month has hit southern new zealand. the tremor shook the city of christ church today sending residents running into the streets. it also took down some power and phone services. the magnitude 5 quake was 6 miles outside the city. a major earthquake hit the same town in september causing billions of dollars in damage. 5:42. another recall from tylenol. we'll update your top stories coming up. >> plus, why going to the dentist could get you a heart attack. ,,,,
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keurig. good morning. we don't center any big hot spots out there right now. no make accidents. a stall in san rafael southbound 101 before 580 interchange has been out there for a good half hour at least. blocking one of the right lanes. not causing any real slow traffic southbound but northbound, we are seeing a little bit of slowing there on our sensors. actually where we usually see it this time of the morning. you're coming off of the richmond/san rafael bridge here's a live look at the westbound 580 traffic past san quentin. top speeds and looking good down southbound 101 towards the golden gate bridge. i'm going to show you a picture of that in just a minute but here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. still looking good. they have been turning the metering lights on consistently around 6:20 so if you want to beat the rush, this would be a good time to go.
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so far no delay across the upper deck of the bay bridge. a lot of fog. reducing visibility through the waldo grade across the span so watch out for that. mass transit everything is rolling along on time. with the giants game this afternoon, it might be kind of a rough commute home. so this might be a good day to use bart. not for the morning commute but the evening commute. 's, muni and caltrain are on time as well as ace. coyote creek golf drive was the scene of an accident last night that has traffic snarled on southbound 101. not the case anymore, quiet heading into san jose. that is your traffic. let's get an update on your forecast. here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, fog the big concern around the bay area this morning. it's thick in spots. less than a quarter mile in parts of the bay area so be careful driving around especially near the coastline down to a half mile visibility down in santa rosa. so starting out with patchy
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fog, temperatures in the 40s and the 50s but toward the afternoon you will see a whole lot of sunshine, that's a really thin deck of fog so it's going to burn off. so near 80 inland, looking at 60s and 70s inside the bay and toward the coast temperatures in the 50s and 60s with some partly cloudy skies. we are looking at some good weather here. we have that patchy fog that's moved up along the coastline. some of that i thick. by the afternoon we have a whole lot of sunshine come our way so with that in mind, the temperatures will going to look nice. plan on 78 degrees, comfortable in morgan hill, 75 in santa clara, 62 in daly city. east bay temperatures into the 60s and 70s, almost 80 degrees in brentwood. 77 danville and about 69 degrees in oakland. north bay temperatures should be running up into the 60s and 70s in most spots with plenty of sunshine in toward the afternoon. should be a gorgeous day out there but not going to last long. looks like we'll see cooling as early as tomorrow. by thursday, clouds will begin to gather a little and there is a slight chance we could see
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showers heading into thursday night. partly cloudy friday, chance of showers next weekend. we have a series of games coming up here, all those giants games. today good, high there before 6 degrees, lots of sunshine. mostly sunny on wednesday, a little cooler and thursday, could be the interesting day in the forecast. we have some partly cloudy skies, game time late in the day, and we also have that cold front moving in. we could see a couple of sprinkles for game time. that's the latest forecast. back to you. >> we are hoping thursday they can wrap it all up, right? let's look at today's top stories. san francisco giants hosting the philadelphia phillies at home game 3 of the national league championship series, the best-of-seven series, tied at one game each. today's game time 1:00. the state senate holding a hearing today about last month's pipeline explosion in san bruno. senators plan to review pg&e's maintenance of that pipeline. they want to find a way to
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prevent similar disasters. and this morning, the "chronicle" reports pg&e is offering buy-outs to people who lost their homes in the blast. johnson & johnson issuing another recall, the 13th this year for that company. it's recalling one lot of tylenol eight-hour caplets in 50-count bottles after reports of a musty moldy odor. the company says the recall is just a precaution and the pills do not post a serious health risk. can going to the dentist be bad for your heart? a new study shows dental surgery can increase the risk of heart problems in certain patients in the weeks right after. doctors say acute swelling after invasive procedures like some treatment for gum disease could actually increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. people should speak to their doctors and let their dentists know if they are at risk. and when it comes to skin cancer screening, new research shows women are more likely than men to go to a dermatologist. men 50 and older are most at
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risk for melanoma. but many of them are screened only after being diagnosed with skin cancer. more than 8,000 americans die from skin cancer every year. 5:50. you know, there's been a lot of drama lately in mel gibson's life. how he is trying to make a comeback with comedy. coming up. it's reputation rehab for mel gibson. he'll reportedly appear in the hi! welcome to come on in, and i'll give you a free quote. quote and compare in about 8 minutes. now, that's progressive. call or click today. she's against banning assault weapons... and that's reckless and dangerous. she's for risky new oil drilling that could threaten our jobs. fiorina's plan would mean slashing social security and medicare, which would devastate seniors. and she'd make abortion a crime.
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no wonder fiorina is endorsed by sarah palin. carly fiorina. just too extreme for california. [ boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message.
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you know it's bad when the press asks if you'd take a lie detector test. meg whitman didn't tell the truth about not voting or about how long she lived in california. she got caught in insider deals at goldman sachs. she changed her story about physically abusing an employee. she campaigned as tough as nails on immigration knowing her housekeeper of 9 years was undocumented. her tv ads have been condemned as false and misleading. and even her hometown newspaper said meg whitman has demonstrated "a loose relationship with the truth" hangover 2. the reports he'll it is reputation rehab for mel gibson. he will reportedly appear in
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the hangover 2. new movie. the "new york post" reports he will play a bangkok tattoo artist. gibson has kept a low profile since the summer and that scandal with his pregnant ex- girlfriend. the movie is already shooting in southern california. it will head to thailand in just a couple of weeks. >> i'm sure he will reinvent himself. he will work it out. >> yeah. levi johnston is running for mayor of wasilla alaska following in sarah palin's footsteps. he says there are no qualifications to hold the job. >> really? >> and he has no platform. johnston was grilled yesterday on the view about his ambition. he says he is totally serious. even though he is running as part of a reality tv show. >> the ladies on the view were unimpressed with him. our question of the day now, what is your worst interview experience? they probably had him squirming yesterday. tamara says: "my worst interview was in downtown sono a clo ore...i was put on the spot to figure
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out outfits, app or retail." send y ts to so, it send your comments to or you can post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. do you have any offhand? any interviewing -- >> no, i remember, though, i did show up for an interview one time and another woman at the interview, when i was very young, on the same dress. [ laughter ] >> oh!! great minds think alike. dress alike. >> do you have any? >> not really. >> i had the hiccups once during an entire interview. and they said think of like 10 bald men. have you ever done that before? [ laughter ] >> never heard of that one. >> concentrate really hard. >> i couldn't make them go away. >> it was the second cocktail. >> did you get the job? >> i d i was a sales associate
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at banana republic, i got the job. >> it worked out. let's talk about the traffic. all right. let's go out as to san rafael. southbound 101 at 580. we still have that big rig out there. it's partially blocking the right lane. big rig is loaded with concrete and so they need a tow truck to get out there. they are saying close to 6:00 is when it will hopefully get out there and get out of lanes. if you are heading toward the golden gate bridge, low visibility as lawrence has been telling us a lot of low clouds and fog really see it in our golden gate bridge shot. er in doing overnight repair work at the site of the crash. but everything is open now in all directions. that is your traffic. for your forecast, let's check in with lawrence. good news. it's a thin layer.
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should begin to break up and lots of sunshine coming our way as we head in toward the afternoon. temperatures near 80 degrees in some of the warmest spots. changes in the works thursday late in the day. friday looks okay. partly cloudy skies this weekend. how about this for a picture for santa cruz. beautiful shot. it looks very tropical. >> thanks for sending that in. send them to >> thanks. 5:56. next half hour big box store wants to get bigger. >> the east bay neighbors who are saying not in my backyard. the vote that could end the fight. the national league championship series comes to at&t park and fans are already showing up. we'll hear from the first one coming up next. front tooth the,
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which would be great... if i was seven. i'm forty-six. and the tooth fairy doesn't come when you're forty-six. just lots of referrals and appointments and bills that cost tons. maybe i'll keep it... it adds character... right? [ male announcer ] losing a tooth is a big deal at any age. that's why we offer dental coverage. blue shield. anncr: carly fiorina. as ceo she laid off 30,000 workers and shipped jobs to china. fiorina sync: china. india. russia. poland. i know precisely why those jobs go... anncr: ...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.
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he worked his whole life, served his country defending our freedoms, and depends on social security. so, who would want to privatize it? corporate lawyer david harmer. harmer's social security privatization plan would cut guaranteed benefits and gamble with social security on wall street. while we worry, harmer's wall street friends would make billions in profits from privatization. david harmer. a social security privatization plan we can't afford.
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series comes to san francisco today. we're live at a-t&t park with everything you need to know about game 3. the national league championship series comes to san francisco today. we are live at at&t park with everything you need to know about game 3. also, pg&e has a new plan for home owners affected by the pipeline explosion. the buy-out offer and the bonus if they act fast. good morning to you. it is tuesday, october 19. i'm juliette goodrich. >> i'm sydnie kohara. your time is coming up on 6:00. let's go ahead and get a look at traffic and weather. elizabeth, good morning. already some problems out there. >> already some problems out there. heavy fog in the area, too. we are just getting word of a new accident westbound 80 approaching american canyon road in solano county. apparently visibility is pretty low through the stretch. latest, still dealing with this big rig blocking lanes southbound 101 approaching 580. a tow truck should be on scene any minute and the big rig


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