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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. your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. just an hour from now, play-off fever returns to the
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bay area. that's when the giants face the phillies for game three of the national league championship series. anne makovec is attage park where things are already heating up. hi, anne. >> reporter: hi. you can feel the excitement certainly all around the city and definitely here at at&t park. we're handing out these signs. this was kind of the unofficial slogan of the giants. it's torture being a giants fan, they say. but today the atmosphere is anything but. >> today is the holy grail of baseball. >> reporter: take it from one of the giants' biggest fans. >> i mean, they're like number 3 to my wife's son and then the giants. i used to hitchhike from concord to candlestick park when i was a kid. [ screaming ] >> reporter: and today the giants' first nlcs since barry bonds and the runnerup world series finish in 2002. as the giants gear up to face
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the phillies in game 3, it's tied at one. tickets are still available online ranging from $50 to $1,000. >> giants tickets have been one. most searched terms on the site so that obviously is indicative that fans are looking for tickets. >> let's go, giants! >> reporter: as well as giants gear, the most popular, fear the beard. >> that's our closer. he finishes the game. you can't win -- if he messes up, we don't win. >> reporter: you can't put down the panda. >> i'm supporting the panda. we need a change. >> reporter: or a little luck. this man walked around the park this morning burning sage. >> you know, i'm just as much into the ballpark good vibes, get all the bad juju out of the area. >> reporter: as a tennis ball preshow takes place outside. >> this is one of those rare opportunities when the steam in the play-offs so decided to come over and enjoy them. >> phillies, baby, all the way today. >> reporter: as does the rare
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phillies phan at at&t park. >> it shows you're there for your team not a fair weather fan. >> giants souvenir program. >> reporter: so who is going to win? >> phillies. phillies in six. >> reporter: depends on how ask. >> i never get too cocky. i have been a giants fan too long to start thinking about the next step. but i think we're going to win. >> reporter: all right. and the fans filing into the stadium. some of them sticking around, very excited out here at at&t park. and tickets are already on sale for the world series that is hopefully going to be played right here in san francisco. >> yeah! >> what do you mean hopefully, it is! >> hopefully it will happen here, anne. >> reporter: i believe. i believe it. >> we have good juju going on. thank you so much. [ screaming ] well, first it was police officers, now san carlos wants to outsource its fire department as well 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
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and redwood city have all expressed interest. right now, san carlos shares fire services with belmont but says it costs too much. the proposals are due december 3. the outsource would go take effect in february. checking headlines around the bay area, concord police are looking for two men who robbed a roundtable pizza and subway restaurant at gunpoint last night. both robberies happened within an hour of each other. no one wa hurt. golden gate bridge may soon be closed overnight in an effort to reduce crime. city officials are drafting a law that would make it illegal to be in the park between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. violators could be jailed. there's been a surge of violence and vandalism in the park including a deadly stabbing, slashed rose bushes and the destruction of three holes at a golf course. starting tomorrow a new major phase of the bay bridge construction project beginnings. around 4:00 a.m., caltrans will begin installing the next
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section of the main tower. crews will work 24 hours a day in 12-hour shift. the segment they will be installing this week is 272 feet tall. that's a little more than half the total height of the tower. and caltrans says unlike the last previous project, drivers will notice this work. >> this particular lift is the most visible one to traffic. >> crews expect to have the new segment in place by this weekend. the bay bridge project is scheduled to be completed in 2013. santa clara county is cracking down on lighting up. they are considering some of the toughest no smoking rules in the country. kcbs radio's matt bigler on the three big changes being considered. >> reporter: one of the targets of this new smoking ban as proposed near santa clara county is teenaged smoking which apparently is a pretty big problem. according to the california department of public health, nearly 17% of tobacco retailers
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here are selling cigarettes illegalry to minors so what this ordinance would do, it would require the stores that sell cigarettes in unincorporated areas get an annual permit and the fees would help to pay for some of the proposed new smoking rules. there is also a smoking ban included in the ordinance that would make it illegal to smoke in county parks, in multi-unit residents like hotels and apartment complexes, and if you are waiting in line like a movie theater outside, then it would be illegal to smoke in line. you have to be at least 30 feet away. this will be discussed in san jose. the big caveat is this would only apply to unincorporated areas of santa clara county where only about 10% of the population resides. i'm matt bigler in san jose for cbs 5. >> but are lawmakers getting too far? we are getting a lot of reaction. t barbara campos thinks the s great: "why should
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and your stinky exhaust fumes. someone fired shots into two windows at the defense a security scare at the pentagon today. someone fired shots into two windows of the defense department this morning just before 5:00 a.m. eastern time. no one was hurt. investigators closed the building for about 45 minutes while they searched the area. so far no arrests. the pentagon calls the shooting a, quote, random event. new marching orders for military recruiters. a pentagon spokeswoman says they have been told they must accept gay and lesbian applicants. this comes after a federal judge struck down the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. the justice department is appealing that decision and has asked for a temporary stay. the judge is expected to issue a final ruling today. the jetblue flight attendant who made headlines for his job-quitting meltdown
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would won't do jail. he pled guilty in court today as part of the deal undergoing counseling and treatment for at least a year. coming up, buy-outs for san bruno, the new offer from pg&e, and the $50,000 incentive to act fast. a popular diet pill that claims cbs reporters tried it and loved it. the truth behind the ads. >> i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. well, we have some fog, dense fog this morning. things starting to clear out now but got some rain in the forecast, too. we'll talk about that coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,
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i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message. 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. to r more than a month after the san bruno pipeline explosion, pg&e is offering buy-outs to
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residents whose homes were lost or damaged in the blast. the "san francisco chronicle" reports home owners who agree to sell within six months will get a $50,000 bonus. the utility is also offering financial help to people who want to stay and rebuild. 37 homes were destroyed. another 18 were damaged. meanwhile, state lawmakers are calling on pg&e executives today to find out what went wrong with the natural gas line explosion. koula gianulias is in sacramento, where the first senate hearing is now under way. koula. >> reporter: and senators started out listening to emotional testimony from some of the victims. then they started to interrogate a director from the puc. they wanted to know why pg&e didn't use $5 million, for example, from the puc to repair that san bruno line and why the puc didn't hold them accountable for that money. senators also criticized the puc for allowing pg&e to regulate itself and failing to fine them for numerous
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violations in the past. now, puc director refuted many of those claims but admitted pg&e self-auditing is part of the regulation process and that answer didn't sit well with lawmakers who are vowing to change that moving forward. we also expect to hear from pg&e later this afternoon. they are in the hearing room. but no one is anticipating any specific answers as to the cause of this explosion. that's still under investigation. back to you. >> it will be interesting to hear what the pg&e executives have to say. koula, thank you. coming up, the popular painkiller now being recalled. plus, tricks or tracker? how you can use your cell phone to keep tabs on your kids without them knowing. ,,
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[ female announcer ] the independence to fix our schools? meg whitman. cut administrative overhead. put more money in the classroom. more charter schools. jerry brown? his union backers want to make it nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher. they oppose reform. oppose charter schools. oppose change. jerry brown: no changes in education. meg whitman: more money in the classroom. more charter schools. a chance for change.
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caplets that . well, check your medicine cabinets. there's another recall involving tylenol. this time eight-hour caplets in 50-count bottles. the problem? some people complained about a musty and moldy odor. we are told the recall is just a precaution and there is no serious health risk. this is the company's 13th recall this year. well, they are all over the web, ads that promise weight loss. but there's a new one that's raising some eyebrows. julie watts on the consumerwatch with a warning. >> i got on the scales there and i kept noticing, hm?
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>> getting up there. >> reporter: that's when michael decided he wanted to lose some weight. he saw a new diet on something called channel and when a reporter said she lost 25 points in less than 4 weeks, he figured it had to work so he signed up for a free trial. >> it was some kind of an acai berry which i had seen on the internet. >> reporter: all he had to do was pay 4.59 shipping and handling via credit card and in a few days he had three bottles of the product. pills infused with acai berries that claimed to boost weight loss. but instead of results he saw a credit card charge for $79.99. >> i just went ballistic because i just -- i had this sense that this had to be too good to be true. >> reporter: that's when he emailed consumerwatch upset that channel 5 had led him astray. the article he saw online wasn't from cbs 5 and neither was a reporter.
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>> looks like it's a reputable site. looks like you really have a consumer activist or consumer reporter has checked these things out. it's all fake. >> reporter: jean o'neil from the better business bureau says so-called news reports like this are just one of the latest marketing schemes but says cracking down isn't so easy because many companies set up shop and shut down later to avoid getting caught. >> the business model works well so that's why it keeps showing up. >> reporter: it's a scheme michael says he still can't believe he fell for. >> i'm going to go back to my own little routine. i have already lost two pounds. >> reporter: to avoid getting ripped off there are some things to keep in mind. reporters rarely endorse a product. that's a good sign of a scam. the better business bureau says beware of free trials. if you do sign up for a trial, notice the fine print. you're often going to be billed
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automatically if you don't cancel your order within a week. hey, if you have a consumer question or complaint, give us a call. we'd love to help. 1-888-5-helps-u or contact us online all right. lawrence, now with weather this beautiful you can get your exercise outdoors. your weight loss that way. >> we are trying to hit a home one this forecast, too. we have the giants. >> giants fever in full play, baby. >> got that big play-off game. we are getting some sunshine right now. hazy sunshine, beautiful conditions after some very dense fog early on this morning. things very thick. visibility less than a quarter mile. many delays at sfo. how about toward the speech in yeah. not a whole lot of sunshine there. it looks like it's trying to breakthrough a bit but it's been gray, folks. it looks like it's going to hang around on and off for the better part of the afternoon towards the beach.
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60s and 70s with hazy sunshine. at the coast patchy fog and mixture of sun. tonight more low clouds and fog. it's going to be thick in spots. expect some dense fog out toward the coastline, maybe just inside the bay, as well. some of the northern valleys especially you could be a little thick by tomorrow morning. now, it is looking like it's socked in right now but trying to break up just a bit. you can see a little pocket beginning to clear here. of course the giants game right over here and we're looking good. you have some sunshine and beautiful weather. temperatures will work out like. this plan on 78 degrees in morgan hill. 72 los altos. 75 milpitas. at the coast, 50s and 60s. east bay temperatures very nice as we look in toward the afternoon. plan on numbers running well into the 70s, near 80 degrees in antioch and also into brentwood. 77 danville. 66 berkeley. north bay looking great. we have some sunshine on the way. patchy fog out toward the coastline. temperatures there out at the beaches into the 60s. let's plan on 70s in the
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valley. so as we look toward the next couple of days, a lot of sunshine coming our way, patchy fog and low clouds, dense stuff hanging around for a little bit. but as we get into thursday that could be interesting. a system is diving in towards the bay area. that will bring with it some clouds and yes a slight chance of showers into the evening. i think by friday partly cloudy skies. as we look toward the weekend looks like we have a tropical storm system working its way into the bay area. could keep things unsettled wet especially north of the golden gate bridge on saturday evening into sunday. finally drawing things outcome monday. we were talk about the giants. today it's looking good out there. we have some hazy sunshine game time 1:19. 65 degrees at the park. wednesday mostly sunny. looks like an evening game thursday could be the tricky forecast. we have some clouds on the way. there is that slight chance of showers in the evening game. going to have to watch out for that closely. nonetheless, got a great picture for you. pebble palm beach from mike in
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danville. looking good. beautiful skies. if you would like to send your pictures here, send them to a great day out at the park. >> yes. >> and i'm hearing a lot of people talking about this is home run. >> he this is it. >> come on, giants. >> i feel it. >> are you ready for halloween? >> always ready. >> what is your daughter going to be? >> tinkerbell. >> cute. >> mine is going to be a princess. stay tuned to this next story because, you know, halloween can be scary for parents but when your kids are ringing doorbells on their own, you want to keep track of them. there is now an app for that, of course. a california company has created trick or tracker. it's a smart phone app that lets parents keep tabs on their kids while they are out collecting treats. >> i think it would also be great to use at other times like at football games when she runs around with her friends, we need to know where she is
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at. >> trick or tracker is available in english o spanish. you can find out where your kids are. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,ive: golf appreciate the easy days, are what keep me coming back for more. [goat sounds] and the customer says, on the carpet." what? gonna be difficult. don't tell me about a dog. a day care full of kids, house chickens. call a day's work. call 1-800-steemer
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[ male announcer ] carly fiorina. 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. 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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tonight at courses, torn well, today's tip of the day is going to be is going within thompson seedless grapes. right now they are coming out of cold storage. the crop from chile when it's their summer and our winter hasn't hit the u.s. yet but the grapes coming in out of storage are pretty good for this time of year. but you need to select them and store them right. by the way, what i mean by storage, these grapes are picked in august and put in these huge controlled atmosphere rooms at about 42 degrees. they suck out the oxygen and put the grapes to sleep and rerelease them during the year until december. and the flavor is good. when you buy them, just like this. an amber color means they are loaded with sugar and the stem has to be green. the greener the stem the fresher the games. make sure there is no browning at the tip of the grape. so, in other words, don't compromise looks because this time year, when you do get re- released you don't select and store them right they will turn brown and taste awful and you don't want that. and besides that they will lose their nutritional value. when you bring them home put them in the refrigerator right
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away not on the counter. if you store them on the counter they may turn to raisins and you don't want that. beautiful grapes, thompson seedless grapes this time year it's a great thing and loaded with carbohydrates and dietary fiber. and i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. coming up tonight at 5:00, golf courses torn apart. the culprits? wild pigs. the drastic moves that will keep one bay area country club clean. those and more at 5:00. something new to talk about on daytime tv called "the talk." the new show features six female co-hosts all mothers and faces you might recognize. elizabeth wenger spoke with marisa jarrett win winnicker and sharon osbourne about what brought them to the show. >> they asked me if i wanted to do it and i'm like well -- no, i usually get fired but, uhm,
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i'll try. [ laughter ] >> the other co-hosts are julie chen and several others. you can watch "the talk" at 1:00 this afternoon right here on cbs 5. and in one of the ads promo campaigns for that show i heard them talking about date night. when was the last time you had a date night? >> about 13 years ago. 14 years ago or so. a long time. >> we need a life. >> mm-hm. that does it for us. thanks for joining us. our next newscast is at 5:00. have a great afternoon. ,,
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i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message. 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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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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