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it's the turn that leads you somewhere new. introducing the new 2011 cts-v coupe. from cadillac. the new standard of the world. your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. it's the sights and sounds of the world series champs landing in the bay area. hundreds of fans cheering them on at at&t park. but they also left a little mess behind a lot of celebrating last night. good morning. it is tuesday, it's a glorious tuesday, the 2nd of november! i'm sydnie kohara. >> good morning to you, i'm juliette goodrich.
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>> good morning, it is 6:00. lots to get to this morning including election coverage but first -- first, we have to begin with the giants capturing the world series title. sharon chin is at at&t park in san francisco that's where the giants arrived with a trophy early this morning. sharon, good morning. you were there. >> reporter: yup it was. -- there were a lot of fans here early this morning. they wanted to be here to welcome back the world series champs. here's what it looked like. >> what! the team buses rolled in at about 4 a.m. to a crowd of cheering fans. the team walked out with the winning trophy. members of the team so the fans were not disappointed. some of the players came out to give hi-5's and to thank the faithful. some fans came hours away as fresno, some got autographs, and cody was says it still don't feel real. some of the team members say it
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still hasn't sunk in yet. >> everybody is out here at 4 a.m., it's awesome. >> did anyone sleep on the plane? >> we tried. >> we can't believe we're here. >> drove all the way down from fresno. >> whoo! >> reporter: the crowd cheered as players drove home. players like tim lincecum and brian will some who waved on their way out. others like manager bochy and cody ross and sergio romo greeted the fans in person. they high fived and signed autographs, front page of the "chronicle" honoring the giants this morning. the giants are traveling home at this hour to the respective homes. some of their equipment is going to cooperstown. for example, the bat that edgar renteria used last night and tim lincecum's jersey are going to the hall of fame and you will see them there in 10 days. so some of their equipment will be available at the hall of
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fame but tomorrow we'll see them at the parade. >> absolutely. we'll hear more about that later on. sharon, thanks very much! sharon at at&t park. all quiet now and very happy fans. all the celebrations started just after 7:30 last night when the final pitch was thrown. here it is. and for first time since 1954, the giants are world champions. >> brian wilson getting the biggest save of his life securing the 3-1 win but edgar renteria was named mvp after a three-run homer in the 7th inning. she will operation inside the locker room said it all. the giants have been waiting generations for this moment. it is their first world series win since the team moved to san francisco from new york in 1958. the giants official victory parade is tomorrow at 11 a.m. at montgomery and washington
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streets. they will go down montgomery to market, west to civic center plaza. and you can watch the parade right here on cbs 5. we'll have more on the giants victory later on in the show. it is the day for the big midterm elections. after months of campaigning and millions of dollars, now voters get their say. the polls open less than an hour from now. let's go to mark sayre at a polling place in san jose to show us how some of the candidates spent the last day of their campaigns. mark, good morning. >> reporter: well, sydnie, good morning. let's talk about the gubernatorial race first. of course, the most expensive gubernatorial race ever in california state history. jerry brown for his part wrapped up his last full day of campaigning at a rally in oakland. he made one final plea for votes. he also had fun at the expense of meg whitman. >> my opponent didn't really realize it but when she made that statement a few months ago that she and her husband decided to move from new york to
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california 30 years ago because there was such a good governor here and california was working for everybody! [ laughter ] >> reporter: for her part, meg whitman was also on the campaign trail before traveling to southern california. she began her day at a coffee shop in menlo park. she says she has not softening her approach in the final weeks of the campaign. >> we just said listen, you know, i'm going to tell people why i'm running, we are going to get out here and talk to people in their homes, schools, places of business. and, you know, we're going to remind people about jerry brown's record and, of course, what he said about being governor the last time. >> reporter: let's look at the latest field poll numbers. it shows jerry brown with a 10- point lead over meg whitman at this point. whitman though at that rally yesterday in menlo park says her polling shows the race to be dead even.
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polls open like this one in downtown san jose at 7 a.m. and 60% voter turnout is projected, typical for midterms. >> thank you, mark sayre in san jose. we'll have extensive coverage of the election tonight on cbs 5 with an election special from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and then a special edition of cbs 5 eyewitness news from 11 p.m. to midnight. if you can't stay up that late we'll have all the results tomorrow morning right here on "early edition." >> i had trouble sleeping last night. i thought should i just power through and go straight to work? >> it was hard to go to sleep. giants won the world series. >> it was so exciting! >> let's get a check of traffic and weather first with elizabeth. >> between the giants and the leftover halloween candy i think everyone was a little ah! hayward northbound 880 accident
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just past whipple. everything in the center divide or off to the shoulder but it is a visual distraction. we have some slower sensors popping up. calls from the kcbs phone force on that as well saying that the delays are minor but, you know, no need to use alternates or anything like that at this point. 880 through oakland looks good. you can see a few taillights towards high street. so far no delays from 238 to the maze and all the approaches to the bay bridge still move fine no delay on 24 coming out of the caldecott tunnel. again, 880 looks good, and no big problems down the eastshore freeway through berkeley and emeryville and no metering lights at the bay bridge toll plaza. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> thank you. another nice one today out the door this morning. be advised we have reports of fog especially inland. valley fog. mostly clear conditions are expected around the bay. and patchy fog along the
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coastline. temperatures this morning from the lower 40s to the upper 50s. this afternoon, sunshine and warmer temperatures inland today 75 to 80 degrees. 72 to 75 around the bay and 66 to 72 degrees and we have a high surf advisory in effect, waivers up to 25 feet. we'll look at the rest of the bay area's high temperatures and your seven-day forecast coming up. en-day forecast thank you. two robbers an 80-year-old woman and a stolen dog in the east bay. the high-tech device police are relying on to crack the case. plus, violent videogames. the supreme court fight over who can buy them and who can't. this is your captain speaking. we are 14th in line for takeoff. looks like it's bumper to bumper on the interstate.
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i gotta get to cleveland! remove your belt, your watch, your shoes. i wonder what gas costs today. seven dollars for a pillow! an extra bag costs what? i hate traffic! i'm among 30,000 employees who used to work for hp. i was supposed to retire there. carly fiorina changed all that. fiorina laid off 30,000 people and she shipped our jobs to china and india. i had to pack my bags and i was out the door that night. we even had to train our replacements.
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she didn't need 5 corporate jets. one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now. i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. until it's completely clean. lysol max coverage toilet bowl cleaner gives you total coverage from rim to water line. it even removes stains better than bleach and kills 99.9% of germs. so when it comes to a healthy home, lysol's got you covered. for tips on a healthy home, visit let lysol do more for you. check for coupons in your sunday paper. what are the facts... about jerry brown? fact. as governor, jerry brown supported seven billion dollars in higher taxes. he called prop 13 a "fraud" and a "rip-off." fact. under brown, the unemployment rate nearly doubled, to 11%. fact. last year, brown said taxes should be raised again.
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to kids under 18. an appeals court struck down the law last year. berkeley police have made a second arrest in a double shooting. they arrested a 20-year-old man yesterday. he is charged with the murder of one man and the attempted killing of another last tuesday. no motive has been released but they believe the victims were targeted. antioch police are looking for two robbers who snatched a woman's most prized possession. >> grabbed the dog and the purse and got away from me. i couldn't hang on. i couldn't hold on to the dog or the purse. >> 80-year-old helen was walking home in alameda saturday afternoon with her constant companion. her 6-year-old yorkie deuce when she was accosted. two men demanded her purse and her dog and threatened her with what they say was a gun. the dog does have an identifying microchip implant. police hope that will help get
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the dog back. his name is deuce, by the way. 6:13. the governor clamping down during his final days in sacramento. >> what has been banned from several places like tattoo parlors and cruise ships. ,, our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval.
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we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
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good morning. chopper 5 is with us now. and they are live over the bay bridge toll plaza. so far no metering lights, no big delays. you can see some delays in the cash lanes, fastrak users getting by just fine, no metering lights yet. looks good up the incline. your drive on the upper deck heading into san francisco not too bad. they just picked up roadwork as well on the lower deck heading into oakland. thank you, chopper 5. on the maps, northbound 880 in hayward approaching whipple still got some slowing on our sensors some yellow sensors popping up just in the northbound lanes. two-car crash. everything is off to the shoulder in the center divide but chp sounds like they are still out there so more of a visual distraction than anything. we have been getting some calls from the kcbs phone force telling us minor delays. again, this is approaching or just past whipple road. this is whipple exit.
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elsewhere that's the only thing going on across the bay area. elsewhere quite. your marin county drive looks great. 101 san rafael approaching 580 interchange good in all directions through the waldo grade towards the golden gate bridge. visibility good at this point, too. usually we can see some fog in the distance but not the case this morning. westbound 580 out of the altamont pass, 16 minutes towards the dublin interchange. highway 4 the usual congestion. speeds improve once you hit pittsburg. mass transit is on time. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that's your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. kcbs radioalsoo our radio partners for constant weather updates through the morning
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and afternoon. clear at the bay and some patchy fog reported just along the coast. this afternoon, sunshine, warm temperatures up to 80 degrees. sunshine and warm temperatures up to the mid-70s around the bay. lower 70s along the coastline. also along the coastline today a high surf advisory. high pressure in control with warmer temperatures expected today. that's going to be the drill for today, tuesday, wednesday and thursday. and eventually this low pressure system well off to the northwest and that's going to cool down our temperatures and give us a chance of showers in the forecast for the weekend. let's go through our seven-day forecast. a little noisy down here. here we go. lower to mid-80s wednesday and thursday. chance of showers moving into the forecast friday and also for sunday. that's your weather. back to you. eather. >> thank you. a murder at a nightclub in san francisco's marina district and this morning the gunman is still on the loose. a 22-year-old man was shot and killed at the gravity room on
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scott street. he was taken to the hospital but died soon after. investigators are now looking at the surveillance footage to find a description of the suspects. time now 6:19. it's happened again, another fake victim in the san bruno pipeline explosion. prosecutors say the 46-year-old requested $1,000 gift card. investigators caught on after she gave a fake address. she is now the 6th person charged as posing as a victim. her arraignment is on monday. state lawmakers have put some new limits on debit cards for welfare recipients. "l.a. times" reports the state has banned the use of the card at pot clubs and tattoo parlors cruise ships and other uses not consistent with the intent of the program. bell city council is going to hold a recall next march. last night an angry crowd confronted the city council and the mayor, who was arrested
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this year on accusation of corruption. in march, residents will vote on whether to remove three councilmembers. eight current and former officials are charged with looting the city of $5.5 million. all are free on bail fending a pretrial hearing in december -- depending a pretrial hearing in disease. -- in december. "don't ask, don't tell" will remain in place until at least the spring. a federal appeals court has extended the freeze on an order to halt the policy while it reviews the governor's challenge. the potsy bans gays from openly serving in the military. the stay will remain in effect which could take a year or more. the historic world series event that happened in 1954, coming up. >> plus, it's election day. we'll tell you where you can get a free ride to the polls. d champion giants... they apped a 56-year streak... of
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today plenty of sunshine. 47 in san francisco, 77 hayward, 78 antioch, and more warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine expected this week. your seven-day forecast coming up. >> 6:23. as we continue to cover the world champion giants they snapped a 56-year streak of not winning a title so we thought what happened in 1954 when they
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last won the fall classic? the boeing 737 was released after two years of development. the first miss america pageant was broadcast on television. the first godzilla movie premiered in japan and the first burger king opened in miami. >> if you are just waking up, you definitely want to get the "san francisco chronicle." "giants win it." what a beautiful sight there. tim lincecum right on the front page. >> i love this picture, too. this is edgar renteria, his -- when he did his third run home en last night. he is the most valuable player. great shots in here. so a lot of "people who care" picking these up this morning. a keepsake. >> absolutely. yes. definitely. the celebration led to a mighty mess in san francisco's castro district. a little bit of tp'ing going on there. this is the intersection at
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18th and the castro covered in toilet paper. fans in good spirits. just the toilet paper was all over the place. no reports of serious problems there. >> that was like our neighborhood after halloween. are you surprised how fans reacted to the win? send your answer to or you can post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. >> time now 6:25. coming up, a problem at the polls. the snafu in one bay area county and how it's dealing with a voting mess. a giant welcome home surprise very early this morning for the new world
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series champs. we'll have that coming up. getting busy now on the upper deck of the bay bridge heading into san francisco and the metering lights are on. we have a new accident on the carquinez bridge. details after the break. ,, ,,,,,,
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[ applause and cheers ] that is a beautiful sight. the giants are home with a world series trophy in hand. the big celebration and mess in the city. plus the polls opening in just 30 minutes. the voting snafu in one county and the last-minute information that you need to know. good morning to you. it is tuesday, november 2. i'm juliette goodrich. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. your time is 6:29. the candidates have had their say and now it is up to you the voters. polls open in about 30 minutes. mark sayre is in san jose this morning with how some of the candidates spent the final day of their campaigns. >> one of the most closely watched elections in the nation, barbara boxer and
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one of the most closely watched senate races in the nation. of course, barbara boxer and carly fiorina for her part, carly fiorina she spent her last day of campaigning making one stop in elk grove near sacramento. fiorina says it is her belief that undecided voters will at this particular time balance in her direction and she continued to hammer away at the record of barbara boxer. >> we need to do something different in this state. enough of a 28-year career politician who has not done anything to put 2.3 million people back to work. enough of a career politician who has done nothing to turn the water back on in our great central valley. >> reporter: as for barbara boxer, she wrapped up her final full day of campaigning at a rally at oakland where she appeared with jerry brown. boxer did not mince words about fiorina saying fiorina sympathizes too much with big business and boxer also touted her record. >> i want to tell you something, oakland. you're the key. you're the key to sending me back to fight for the middle class, to fight for jobs, to fight for these carpenters, to fiorina. put them back to work! [ applause and cheers ] >> to stand up against the special interests. >> reporter: let's look at the latest polling date on this
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race. those polls show barbara boxer with a 49 to 41% lead over carly fiorina. fiorina not surprisingly taking aim at that poll saying it is not accurate. we are here at a polling place in san jose where in santa clara county some interesting developments with mail-in ballots. all candidates hoping to mobilize their base calling for turnout. statewide we are expecting a 60% voter turnout which is average for a midterm. >> back to you. >> thank you. mark sayre in san jose. there is a big push to get out the vote today. some cabs in oakland are even offering free rides for voters. friendly cabs says it will offer free rides to and from the polls this morning from 7 to 9 and tonight from 6 until 8 p.m. we may not find out the results of some races for days. and that's because less than 40% of the 7.6 million mail-in ballots statewide have not even been returned. if you have a mail-in ballot you have to drop it off at any
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polling place by 8 p.m. tonight. hearings a closer look at what's at stake. all 435 house seat are in play. right now, the breakdown is 255 democrats, 178 republicans and two vacancies. a party needs 218 seats to get a majority which means republicans only need to capture 39 seats to take control. 37 of the 100 senate seats are up for grabs. 19 of them are currently held by democrats. 18 by republicans. the republicans need to win 10 seat to take control of the senate. the odds of that may be slim but the gop is still expected to win enough seat to make passing -- the gop is still expected to win enough seats to make passing legislation even more difficult for democrats. we have an election special at 9 p.m. and a special edition of eyewitness news from 11 p.m. to midnight.
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it is 6:33. don't worry, we have lots of giants coverage and world series coverage coming up after traffic and weather. so take another sip of coffee. elizabeth, we hope the commute is looking good this morning. >> yeah, it's looking okay. i think people are getting a late start recovering a little bit after yesterday. traffic heading into san francisco. backups, 10 minutes to the west grand overcrossing. metering lights are on. everything looks good off the skyway, quiet there. chp going to two accidents, southbound 680 before concord avenue an injury crash overturned car one lane blocked. so far no delay on any of our
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sensors. no delays all the way down towards the bay bridge toll plaza. still a nice light 18-minute drive and again the metering lights are on. that's your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. forecast for today is all about the warmup. we continue to warm up. san jose yesterday, 75 degrees. 75 in livermore. 74 in napa, 70 degrees in san francisco. today, day 2 of the warmup, 78 degrees in san jose. 79 in livermore. 77 in napa and 74 in san francisco. temperatures from 3 to 4 degrees warmer than yesterday. here's a look at some more bay area cities and today's nice warm temperatures. 70s in sonoma as well as santa rosa. 74 benicia. 78 santa clara.
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80 pleasanton. 78 antioch. 77 hayward. 75 oakland. 74 san francisco. 72 in half moon bay. we will continue to have again warmer weather moving into the bay area. we'll take a look at your seven-day forecast coming up. >> thank you. 6:35. it is not torture after all but the giants are now world champions. >> for the giants throws -- swing and a miss! and that's it! the giants for the first time in 52 years, the giants are world champions as they come pouring out of the dugout! >> they beat the texas rangers 3-1 last night. edgar renteria named mvp after a three-run home run late in the game. sharon chin is outside at&t park in san francisco where the giants returned with the trophy this morning and found
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a lot of cheering fans. good morning. >> reporter: 200 fans here this morning. them to present a surprise welcome home for their team. [ applause and cheers ] . >> reporter: the team buses pulled up at 4 a.m. straight from sfo and about 200 cheering fans welcomed home the heroes. they brought out the winning trophy to show off. the team was an hour late on the flight so fans had to wait. the faithful weren't disappointed. they saw the championship trophy. most of the team members waved as drove out but some of the players, cody ross and the manager walked out to greet the crowd with hi-5s and to thank them for their >> i hope i don't wake up from a dream. i'm just so happy. i'm so proud of my team. we had an unbelievable run and i'm so happy for s >> best thing is that anybody could have won the mvp today. before they announced it were you thinking it could have been
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one one of five or six guys easily. everybody contributed, pitched in, got big hits. >> reporter: the crowd cheered each member of the team as he sped off in his own car. some fans came from hours away, some drove here after last night's victory and as you can see from our chopper shot right now, all the fans are gone. the team it is gone presumably going home perhaps celebrating some more. in fact, we see dish thought we just saw here one -- in fact i thought we saw one fan hanging out here. here we have the "san jose mercury news." your the "chronicle" back at the station. "champs." obviously the team is gone, the players are gone, the fans are gone but the -- the torture is gone, as well. so here we are. >> the excitement lives on, though. sharon chin, thank you very much at at&t park. the team's official victory parade is tomorrow. it starts at 11:00 in the
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financial district near montgomery and washington streets right by the transamerica pyramid. and then the parade will head down montgomery to market and then west onto civic center plaza. these were the fans at civic center plaza last night watching on the big jumbotron. you can see the parade live on cbs >> the horns honking this morning. >> still excited. coming up, what's at stake as voters head to the polls? political analyst james taylor will be their break it all down for us. >> plus, two software giants will make their case today in oakland. jason brooks will be joining us with your moneywatch report. stay with us. ,,,,,,
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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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we have a couple of new injury crashes coming into the newsroom. westbound 84 in menlo park approaching university avenue, car versus a basically. emergency crews are heading to the scene now. may start to cause delays off the dumbarton bridge. speaking of bridges, turns out we have a new direction for this crash on the carquinez bridge near the toll plaza. it is eastbound 80 right there at the toll plaza where two left lanes are blocked. it looks like like our caltrans camera just died but eastbound 82 of the left lanes are blockedded to due to an overturned wreck there. all right, out to the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic is still okay at the bay bridge toll plaza. still 10 minutes to get on the
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bridge. it looks like it's backing up just beyond the west grand overcrossing. not too bad for this time of the morning. metering lights are on. once you get past the tunnel you're cruising into san francisco. no delays in the upper deck. westbound 237 in milpitas, so far, so good. not too bad there for your drive towards silicon valley as you exit milpitas. and mass transit is still on time. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that's your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. forecast for thismorning,, yes, you can always get your constant weather updates on kcbs radio, as well. out the door clear conditions valley fog inland. mostly clear around the bay and patchy fog along the coastline. temperatures for the morning in the lower 40s to the upper 50s. for this afternoon, it is all about the temperatures. they are warming up. warmer conditions inland today, 75 to 80 degrees.
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72 to 75 around the bay. high surf advisory at 11 a.m. high pressure is in control showing off a bit. warmer conditions expected today. and we will continue to warm up wednesday and thursday. as we move into the weekend, that's our next weathermaker. low pressure system way off near the gulf of alaska. that's what's causing the swells and the high surf advisory. it will also give us a chance of showers in the forecast friday and sunday. today's highs, upper 70s in sunnyvale and san jose. mid-70s in san mateo with the upper 60s expected today in pacifica. east bay locations lower to the mid-70s around the bay, upper 70s, 80 degrees in some of our warmer spots, danville and pleasanton. north bay locations, 70s in san rafael to napa. san francisco 74. 72 sausalito. more sunshine and warmer weather wednesday and thursday. chance of showers expected friday and sunday. that's a look at your weather.
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back up to you. 70 degrees. back to you. >> thank you. opening statements in a major corporate espionage trial. two of the world's largest business software makers will bring s software makers will their case before a judge and joining us now is jason brooks with kcbs and good morning to you. >> good morning, juliette. good morning, sydnie. the results of this trial may not be interesting. one company also admitted their business unit stole corporate secrets from oracle a few years back. what most people are watching for is whether or not hp's new ceo will have to take the witness stand if called upon by oracle and what oracle's larry ellison has to say. they are firing all sorts of
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barbs at hp. the ceo of hp was part of the company that is accused of theft. hp doesn't want its new ceo on the witness stand saying anything embarrassing for him. he was supposed to start his new job at hp but there is no word if it happens. he may stay in germany until trial ends. clorox has earnings. investors not happy. revenue down 3% although profit was up 37%. that mainly occurred because clorox sold its auto care business. that gave a big boost. otherwise, its bottom and top line both missed expectations and clorox says that it's seeing consumer demand continuing to weaken. it had fewer shipments at the end of the recent quarter and the trend continues. clorox shares down 5%, at just over $63 a share.
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overall though the market is doing fairly well mainly because the dollar is down considerably. about 1% against the euro this morning. stocks typically go higher when the dollar is down. dow is up 77 points. nasdaq higher by 22. is is up by 8. we'll see if those gains can be withstood all day long. we saw the same thing happen yesterday. strong start to the market that frittered away towards end as we get the results in the election today and the federal reserve begins its two-day meeting and the decision probably coming tomorrow. jason brooks, thank you. east oakland, live pictures from chopper 5. this is a three- alarm fire, we understand, at 640 east 15th street. this is between sixth and seventh avenues just off the at eight freeway.
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but again, a three-alarm structure fire. that's all the information we have right now but we'll keep you posted. again, pictures from chopper 5 over in oakland of this three- alarm fire. it is 6:47. as you know, voters head to the polls today. lots of races and measures on the ballot and to break it all down for us, thank goodness, political analyst james taylor is in the house. where do we begin? first, you said to us don't look at the polls. >> exactly. not today. >> they are all over the place. there are about 900 different polls in the country with different results. so we can't rely on these polls at all. the exit polls are more likely to give you a better picture when people come out of the polls. we don't know if others will show up. >> you're saying that jerry brown has a double-digit lead? >> jerry brown is carrying
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basically the california democratic party. barbara boxer is hitching her campaign on jerry brown because voters may be trending in his direction. for that reason i think he is carrying the party e has a long coattail effect. >> let's talk about the change in congress. we have 435 house seats are in play. this could change the makeup of the house of representatives. >> it could. >> and the speaker, as well. >> that would be unfortunate for pelosi. she is a big giants fan. happy about the giants winning. this is a dismal day for her. she was considered one of the most effective speakers of the house in history and she won't be anymore. >> when we look at the california u.s. senate seat up for grabs barbara boxer and fiorina. >> barbara boxer i think the polls are, you know, suggesting that she is, you know, the leading candidate that it's trending in her direction. again, the democrats of
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california i think will be able to offset a narrative if the republicans are successful tomorrow morning. the california narrative is very different. what happens here is like a firewall against what's happening in the national trend. barack obama, michelle obama, they have invested a lot of time here in california. and even in places like wisconsin and in nevada where there are prediction that democrats are going to be overturned, all these trends are last-minute trends and what we know going back to the 1940s is that you can't trust the polls even up to the last minute. >> we'll be watching the polls as people come out of balloting and voting. >> head to the polls. they open in 10 minutes. >> we look forward to the results tomorrow morning. thank you. it is 6:49. let's take a look at what's going on this morning on "the early show." >> harry smith joins us now
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from new york. harry, good morning. did you watch that fabulous game? >> i did indeed. cliff lee the great pitcher for the rangers singlehandedly dismantled the yankees and what was so impressive was that the -- your san francisco giants dismantled cliff lee. >> tim lincecum was incredible last night. >> phenomenal! he gives up a home run, then he comes back, gives up a walk and they are like oh, boy, here we go, and he retires the side. i'm paying attention to, i'm watching that game. it was really fun to see and very, very happy for everybody in the bay area. along with all the celebration, there are some duties to be done for folks to get out and exercise their franchise, get out there and do that voting thing.
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boy, you know, all the polls say they know what's going to happen. but as i was just listening to your political discussion, don't print the headlines in the insurance before the votes are actually counted. and we'll have coverage in anticipation of this big election day. also, believe it or not, the sales have already started for the holidays. our financial guru has the very, very best websites that you can check for the products you want to buy for this holiday at the absolute lowest prices. and finally, this past summer, all of us early show anchors have a chance to do our dream jobs, right? i'm out there, yeah, playing cowboy. and we took some viewers from off our own website who had dreams of their own. this guy works as -- he is in the service department of a car dealership. but he does all the cooking at home and his wife said, you know, he would love nothing better than to cook with bobby flay. so we brought him to the bahamas to one of bobby's
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restaurants and put the guy literally put him to work in the kitchen right next to bobby. and it was really, really fun. >> how exciting. so your dream was to be a cow poke? >> i was. i did that this summer. there was a time when i was in my 20s when i almost quite my job in local tv to go to work on a ranch. it's really true. i was like this close. >> i love it. >> i understand. that's exactly what i did. that was my summer job when i was in junior high. so i loved it. >> seriously? >> yeah. >> where was that? >> that was back in louisiana. so i herded cows. for free. [ laughter ] >> so now how to trail cattle. >> oh, yeah. giddyup, little dogie! [ laughter ] >> thank you very much, harry. >> learn something new. >> the early show begins a 7:00. >> i barrel raced! the san francisco giants proving they are the best in
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baseball. sydnie wears wranglers coming up. very early this morning giants fans came out to give the new world series champs a huge welcome home. for ways to save. why not save on car insurance? [ coin drops ] [ high-pitched voice ] thanks. [ normal voice ] you're welcome. get a free quote at looks like it's bumper to bumper on the interstate. i gotta get to cleveland! remove your belt, your watch, your shoes. i wonder what gas costs today. seven dollars for a pillow! an extra bag costs what? i hate traffic!
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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"
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san francisco, 6:55. the san francisco giants are the world series champs. sharon chin is at at&t park in san francisco where screaming fans welcomed the winners home just a few hours ago. good morning. >> good morning. yeah, about 200 fans came here to give their team a great welcome home. here's a look. straight from sfo, the team buses pulled in at 4 a.m. to a crowd of cheering fans. the faithful were not disappointed. they saw the championship trophy and several team members walked out to high five and thank the fans. some fans come from hours away and drove here after last night's game. many left with autographs. now the fans say that they cannot wait so tomorrow's special feature, the parade starts at 11 a.m. down market street. >> thank you, sharon. supposed to be great weather, too. >> let's first go to elizabeth with one last look at the morning commute.
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>> all right. thank you, ladies. we are continuing to follow this breaking news out of east oakland. chopper 5 live over the scene of a three-alarm residential structure fire. this is the 600 block of east 15th street. closures east 15th is completely shut down for several blocks from at least 6th until 8th avenue. there may be some closures as well on 7th avenue. use international boulevard as your alternate a lot of fire crews still on scene. this is several blocks east of the nimitz freeway. traffic on 880 isn't impacted. that's your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. forecast today a little fog for the morning along the coast and in our valleys but for the afternoon, it is all about the sunshine. today's highs inland near 80 degrees but 70s around the bay and the lower 70s for the coast. still slightly warmer wednesday and thursday but check out as we move into the weekend, friday, saturday, sunday and even monday, we cool down with a chance of showers friday and sunday.
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mypix photo for this hour, sunrise. share your photos, send them to send them thank you, brian. that's nice! that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. polls open in just a few minutes. but in one bay area county, there is a quirky problem with some of the ballots. let's go to kcbs radio's matt bigler at santa clara county's registrar's office. matt, what's the problem? >> reporter: right. well, last week, some mail-in ballots in santa clara county started being rejected by the optical scanners that scan these ballots. the reason is, there are some smudges on the ballot. let me show you what we're talking about. i'm going to cover up my votes here. this is actually my ballot. smudges on the crease that have basically confused the machines and caused them to be rejected. joining us to talk about this is matt moreles a spokesman for the santa clara counted registrar of voters. what are you doing to fix this? >> in the ballots that we have identified that has the smudging or shadowing, we found
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that just a simple plain rubber erase her take away that excess toner ink without affecting the voter's ink that they marked their ballot choices with their regular pen. so when we have this smudging or shadowing that appears near where a voter might be making selections, all we have done is remove that attorney and then the machine can read it perfectly. >> reporter: using rubber erasers to rub out the smudges and then they can be read by the minute every machine. >> yes, a minor step we are taking quality control to make sure every vote counselors. we are not seeing significant delays. >> back to you guys. >> thank you. pottle opening in 20 seconds from now. -- position opening in 20 seconds from now. got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email