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fight off their republican challengers in one of the most divided elections ever. and the push to legalize pot goes up in smoke. we'll show you which other big measures didn't survive at the ballot box. there's been a shift in power in washington. the republicans take the house, the change they promise to bring to our country. >> it's a busy morning, wednesday, november 3, i'm juliette goodrich. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. your time is 5:00. topping our news, jerry brown is elected governor of california for a third time. the democrat who held the office decades ago beat republican meg whitman 54 to 41% with more than 90% of precincts counted. simon perez on what brown promises to do in sacramento. reporter: i'm simon perez at the brown campaign at the fox theater in downtown oakland. jerry brown headed to his third term as governor more than 30 years after his first entry as
top man in sacramento. in his acceptance speech, he said there are tough times ahead for californians but he said there needs to be a broader sense of agreement. that's how california can overcome its problem nevertheless, he admitted that 90% of democrats voted for him, 90% of republicans voted for his opponent meg whitman, but he says he has the experience and know how to overcome that and bring all sides together. he says, "i still have the mission nair zeal to transform the world." >> i have the know-how and the experience and all those other things i said. [ applause and cheers ] >> and this time, of course, we have a first lady which we didn't have last time. i think that's going to be the real difference. >> and that was simon perez reporting. republican meg whitman called jerry brown last night to congratulate him on his victory. she told her supporters that our state's challenges will not
be solved by politics as usual. >> and it is time now for californians to unite behind the common cause of turning around this state that we love. >> whitman says she hopes a new era of bipartisan problem solving can begin with this election. and democrat barbara boxer has won a fourth term in the united states senate. at last count she has a 52-42% lead over republican challenger carly fiorina. >> our victory tonight belongs to the people of california. >> whoo! >> democrats, republicans, yes, we got a bunch of republican votes and i'm proud of that. >> whoo! >> and independents! and we got their votes, too. >> when she spoke last night, fiorina said the race was too close to call. she focused on republican wins in congress. >> we have had a fantastic sweep across the nation. many senate seats have already fallen, and as you all well
know, we have a new majority leader john boehner, just a wonderful, wonderful night. yes, exactly. the message has been sent loud and clear! >> exit polling indicated fiorina fared best with older voters while boxer did well among blacks and latino voters. democrats may have done well in california, but republicans have swept the house of representatives. some races have yet to be called. but it's predicted republicans will gain at least 60 seats in the house. that will be the biggest shift since 1948. coming up, our political analyst james taylor will be here to break down what all of this meanings. we will also hear from president obama this morning on the shift in power on capitol hill. he is holding a news conference at 10 a.m. you can watch it on cbs 5. now on to a check on some statewide ballot measures. california voters said no to
legalizing recreational use of marijuana. prop 19 lost by a solid 8-point margin. state voters also rejected prop 23. it would have suggestion expended certain environmental laws until california's economy improved. also prop 24 went down. it would have repealed three recently approved tax breaks for businesses. and there are two big races that are still too close to call this morning. in the race for attorney general, republican steve cooley the district attorney in los angeles county had been in the lead all last night. but democrat kamala harris of san francisco has now pulled ahead by a fraction of a percentage point. she is the d.a. in the city. also drama in the 11th congressional district, which includes parts of alameda, contra costa and santa clara counties. there, democratic incumbent jerry mcnerney is trailing in his bid for re-election by a mere 23 votes to republican challenger david harmer. and right now, san
francisco police are looking for the person who stole a bunch of ballots. police say someone broke into an automatic ballot counting machine yesterday afternoon in the city's excelsior district. police suspect a poll worker was behind it. at this point, it's not clear how many ballots were actually stolen. it is 5:05. we are going to be taking a closer look at some of these races with some insight and analysis, but first, we need to get you out the door and we'll look at traffic and weather. >> the traffic is looking good right now. no big hot spots out there. here's live look at the south bay. 101 fine through morgan hill and san jose. this was a live look at 280 out of downtown san jose. looks good approaching the 880 interchange. no delay out of the altamont pass. this is one of our hot spots. in the next half hour we'll see
slowing on our sensors. westbound 580 in the clear for right now. nice and light 13 minutes towards the dublin interchange. and all the approaches to the bay bridge so far no delay coming out of the caldecott tunnel. nice smooth easy ride all the way down the eastshore freeway. and if you are heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza, we are expecting a lot of headaches heading into san francisco later on for the giants victory parade which begins at 11:00 at the financial district. we'll have a lot more on the parade route and how to get there and get around it. so in the meantime, traffic is flowing fine getting into san francisco across the bay bridge. that is your traffic. for your forecast, let's get an update now with tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. another nice day expected. out the door this morning, mostly clear conditions with some patchy fog well inland. mostly clear conditions around the bay and also looking for patchy fog just along the coast with a high surf advisory still in effect until 3 p.m. speaking of this afternoon, mostly sunny conditions with warm temperatures expected across the bay area.
mid-80s well inland today. mid-70s around the bay and the mid-70s along the coastline. be advised that high surf advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. this afternoon. so another beautiful day. warmer temperatures expected. just how long will this nice wave of warm temperatures and warmer air be in the forecast sniff your seven-day forecast in just a few moments. >> thank you. our election coverage continues with a showdown in the lieutenant governor's race. the excitement is building here at civic center plaza. we have fans already this early- morning in the morning. the crowd is only going to build. we'll tell you about the parade route and the homecoming for the giants coming up next. and while many of just voting at the polls, san francisco leaders made a decision on that controversial fast food toy ban. see if it's enough to stand up against the mayor's veto. results... voters rejected
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quite a week for the giants. a world series win and now celebration in the streets of san francisco right now. >> anne makovec is celebrating at the civic center plaza with a couple of fans who have lined up for this morning's victory parade. good morning. reporter: good morning. we have dozens of fans lined up here. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: people hanging out at the civic center plaza. you can see the enthusiasm here behind me. i'm talking dozens of people. they were here already when we got here around 4:30 this morning. and you can see city hall there lit up in orange. absolutely gorgeous. what a celebratory atmosphere. now, here is a look of the people lining up in their sleeping bags. yeah, we saw sleeping bags. we saw plenty of orange and black. everyone had their signs ready to go. here's a look at the giants arriving home from texas yesterday. there had been some rumors about some of the team members
skipping the parade and ceremony. here's the parade route. it starts at 11 a.m. on montgomery street and washington street, then down market street on to mcallister and then coming here to civic center plaza. we'll be greeted by all these fans. this fan is from san bruno. why did you come here early? >> to beat the crowd, the thousands of people who will be here. >> reporter: why are you such giants man? >> we fan? >> we gr -- >> reporter: why are you such a giants fan? >> we have been watching them outline our lives. >> reporter: back to you. >> some people have been waiting for 50 years to see this trophy come to san francisco. thank you, anne makovec at the civic center in san francisco. i was on montgomery street
this morning and they have the balloons up ready for the parade. i was checking it out i know where i'm going to run and stand. you may never see one of these again. >> aww, hope not, this is exciting. >> we'll have special coverage of the giants parade beginning at 11:00 on cbs 5. >> there are a couple of programming changes. "the young & the restless" will now air at 2:12 tomorrow morning. the "the bold and the beautiful" will air at 3:12. >> you won't miss it and our live coverage begins at 11 a.m. >> the giants have been invited to the white house. president obama called the team saying he can't wait to meet them in person. in return the new world champs invited him to a home game. no word if he accepted. hopefully, he will. >> if he threw out the first pitch that would be fun. 5:13. coming up, taking the fun out of fast food. the final decision on a controversial kids toy ban. plus... >> i made mistakes but i'm very proud of the things i have
fought for. >> san francisco's mayor now on his way to sacramento. how he is responding to critics who say his ideas are too radical for office. and our weather, it's been radical, hasn't it? 80-degree temperatures in november?? yeah, more of that expected today. here's a look at what many of you probably are going to be doing today with the great weather. taking a nice jog. 72 today in pacifica. 772 san mateo. 83 in milpitas and cupertino with plenty of sunshine. high surf advisory is still in effect until 3 p.m. the rest of the bay area and more high temperatures coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ male announcer ] the turn changes everything.
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san francisco's financial district at 11:00 this morning. now, there's already a couple of closures in place. washington street is between davis and montgomery street. they are setting up for the operate. so later on today they are going to be heading south. the parade route heads south on montgomery and continues west on market street. so the big issue is how you will get there. some folks will try to drive. expect a lot of heavy traffic across the bay bridge. mass transit is going to be a great option. bart is running longer trains. ferry service is great from the east bay or the larkspur ferry from the north bay. muni metro is a great option. they are halting all cross traffic beginning at 10 a.m.
in the area. the parade route is on market street so the bart option are montgomery street, powell street or the civic center stations where it all wraps up and they are going to be hand aid key to the city. that's your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. out the door, conditions expected to range this morning from the upper 40s to the mid- 50s inland. mostly clear with fog in the valleys. mostly clear conditions in the bay with temperatures from 52 to 62. along the coastline, patchy fog and we do still have that high surf advisefully effect until 3:00 this afternoon waves up to 20 feet possible. this afternoon sunny. we continue to warm up inland. today's highs in the mid-80s in the warmest spots. mid-70s around the bay. high surf advisory. at the coast, 74 in the warmest
spots. high pressure system still in charge so it remains warm today. inland locations expecting warmer temperatures for the bay and for the coastline. your temperatures will be pretty chose to what you enjoyed yesterday. seven-day forecast, mid-70s again along the coast in our warmest spots as well as for the bay, mid-80s inland. more sunshine also expected for thursday. friday, saturday, sunday, some changes. temperatures cooling down. chance of showers friday and sunday. a 30% chance. and we'll take those cooler conditions into next week, monday and tuesday, with a mix of sun and clouds. the parade does take place this morning at 11:00 and look at those temperatures. 70 degrees in downtown san francisco. now, that's perfect weather for a parade. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. does it get any better than that? thank you, tracy. time now 5:20. san francisco is taking the fun out of happy meals. the board of supervisors approved a ban on toys in fast food kids meals. restaurants can only offer toys
if fruits and vegetables are included. the ban passed with enough votes to override a mayoral veto. it is set to take effect in december of 20 11. san francisco mayor gavin newsom will be the state's next lieutenant governor. he defeated the incumbent republican maldonado 50 to 39%. that's with more than 92% of precincts reporting. linda yee reports on what newsom promises to do. reporter: i'm linda yee in san francisco with the gavin newsom campaign for lieutenant governor. all night, newsom held a slim lead over the incumbent but he felt confident he will win the office. he listed some priorities. >> what i want to do is reinvent the office. i have no interest in it being sort of that also ran office. i think people know me, love me or hate me, know that i'm willing to take some risks, willing to be bold. >> reporter: at the newsom campaign in san francisco,
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president obama will work with a much more conservative congress welcome back. what many predicted is now reality. president obama will have to work with a much more conservative congress next year. >> to break it all down for us, james taylor is here. the big loss for democrats also means the end of nancy pelosi's run as house speaker. huge change for congress. so what does this mean, break it down for us? >> i think this means that barack obama's original idea of bipartisanship will now come into play. i think now that the republicans have the house, they have the responsibility for the electorate to deliver a
policy so it's not as easy to sort of govern as an oppositional party. so now that they're in i honestly am probably from an unorthodox perspective think that this is actually a good thing for barack obama. i think if you look at the history of presidents who are considered great or near great they have sort of risen to the occasion when this kind of thing happens. >> so what's next for nancy pelosi? >> i think nancy pelosi, she obviously retains her seat. the question is whether she will maintain leadership as a minority leader, which is doubt: she will continue to represent san francisco bay area in congress. but i don't see her being leading after the sound defeat. it's almost as much a repudiation of her positions as barack obama's. >> let's talk about the governor's race. no big surprise. you said don't look at the polls but -- >> yeah, well, i mean they were all over the place around the country. but jerry brown performed well and carried much of the democratic party's victory near
california. no matter what happened nationally, california would be a sort of firewall and jerry brown was the sort of forefront of that whole moment. >> what does it tell you about the constituency? were you really surprised how far apart -- i mean, i thought -- [overlapping speakers] >> people have to be careful in reading into this that this is sort of an affirmation of the republican party agenda. if you go back to 1998 to 2004, 2008, the country and electorate, the constituency has gone back and forth between republicans and democrats and liberal and conservatives so this is not i think an affirmation as much as as it is a reflection of a great divide among the constituents and electorate in the united states. >> we have other race to talk about this morning and propositions. so thanks for sticking with us all morning and we'll check back with you again, cbs 5 political analyst james taylor. thank you. 5:27. it is proof that every vote really does count.
>> it's a major race that's still too close to call. we'll have the latest on the tight race between jerry mcnerney and his tea party challenger in district 11 when we come back. what's old is new again. as governor-elect jerry brown heads back to sacramento, tell you what the governor-elect has planned for later today. [ applause and cheers ] >> >> and the game was two days ago but the party is only just beginning here at san francisco as we welcome the giants homecoming parade coming up. we'll give all the details. ♪ [ female announcer ] keurig has over 200 varieties of gourmet coffee and tea to choose from. ♪ keurig is the way to brew fresh, delicious coffee in under a minute.
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about he eat in the he's in! jerry brown is back in the office he held decades ago. what meg whitman is saying about her crushing defeat in the most expensive race ever. and it's a political shake- up in our nation's capital. republicans taking the house. the change they promise to bring to our country. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, the 3rd of november. i'm sydnie kohara. >> good morning to you. i'm juliette goodrich. democrat jerry brown defeated a tsunami of cash, if you will, to become governor of california again. he defeated republican meg whitman 54 to 41% with more than 90% of precincts counted. mark sayre is at brown's campaign headquarters in
oakland, where brown plans to hold a news conference this morning. good morning to you, mark. >> reporter: good morning, juliette. many things for the governor- elect to discuss something he will be doing later this morning here at his campaign headquarters in oakland. of course, last night the governor-elect celebrated his campaign victory here in oakland at the fox theatre. brown says he is now of course returning to the post held nearly three decades ago leaving office in 1983. during his acceptance speech, brown called for an end to polarization, hostility and division. >> and i'm hoping and i'm praying that this breakdown that's gone on for so many years in the state capital and we're watching it in washington, that the breakdown paves the way for a break through. that's the spirit that i want to take back to sacramento 28 years later, full of energy, full of creativity, and ready to serve you the people of california. thank you very much! > >> reporter: as brown continued to celebrate, has opponent meg whitman appeared just before midnight at a gop event in l.a.
she called the governor-elect brown to congratulate him before she addressed the public and whitman telling her supporters, while her journey may be ending, the mission is not. >> our challenges are daunting. and they won't be solved by politics as usual. but we do need leaders in sacramento to rise to the occasion and work together. it is my hope that a new era of bipartisan problem-solving can begin tonight. >> reporter: whitman shelled out over $140 million of her own money on this race. the final tally for this race is expected to top $200 million between all the candidates making that "the" most expensive statewide race in united states history. governor-elect jerry brown expected to hold a news conference at 11 a.m. this morning at his campaign office in oakland. >> thank you, mark sayre in oakland. 5:33. democrat barbara boxer is holding on to her seat in the
you senate. at last count she is has a lead over carly fiorina. booker says it was the toughest campaign of her life. california voters said no to to legalizing recreational use of marijuana. prop 19 lost by a solid 8-point margin. they approved prop 20 for voters to redraw districts. voters said yes to prop 25 ending the requirement of two- thirds majority for lawmakers to pass state budgets. only a simple majority would be needed. a lot of people were looking at that after our budget was over 100 days late. >> we are going to have more coverage on the propositions and check in with james taylor in just a minute but first let's check the weather and traffic. big parade out there. elizabeth has the commute and road closures. >> we are going to be watching a lot of that going on.
it's going to be hard to get around san francisco later on this morning. for right now we're quiet as far as the morning commute goes. we are just starting to see our first bit of slowing through antioch and only yellow sensors not red yet. that's all going to change in the next half hour but just a little bit of slow traffic on the westbound lanes of highway 4 approaching a street. golden gate bridge lane changes done in time for the morning commute. everything fine is cross the span. there are 42 bart trains all running on time. but they will be running longer trains for all those people heading to the giants victory parade. as a reminder, the parking lots tend to fill up quickly usually by 6:30 a.m. most stations are jam-packed. so plan ahead. other forms of mass transit the larkspur ferry is also offering two extra ferry services to accommodate all the people heading into san francisco for the parade. that's your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. it is going to be a big day
with the parade going on so you're probably wondering what's it going to feel like out there? it's going to be warm. it will remain warm so we decided to create a graphic to kind of show you how today fares versus what it typically feels like. concord average high in november 71. santa rosa at 70. 69 in san jose. 67 in san francisco. today 80 in concord. that's 9 degrees above average. 82 santa rosa. 12 degrees. 14 degrees above average in san jose with 83 predicted for today. and 57 degrees in san francisco. another warm day but cooler weather is just around the corner along with a chance of rainfall. i have your seven-day forecast coming up. >> all right. thank you so much, tracy. some major drama in the 11th congressional district which includes parts of alameda, contra costa and santa clara counties. democratic incumbent jerry mcnerney now trails by 13
votes in his bid for reelection. it's been getting close your all morning long. ann notarangelo was in danville last night at a post- election event for republican challenger david harmer. reporter: david harmer said he wasn't sure what time he was going to find out for certain whether or not he was going to be going to washington. but he knew all along that this was going to be a tough fought race. this is the third time has run for congress. the first time in utah, twice here in california. but oddly he says it's a job he doesn't really want. >> i had to be talked into this. i was recruited. but i want it because my kids and everybody else's are bearing an unstainable debt. we're' running for two reasons. the first is to get control of federal spending. the second is to reinvigorate a stagnant economy. >> reporter: the harmer campaign got a big boost from tea party members who spent thousands to help him.
they liked his conservative stance and his slogan, you grow the economy, not the government. but it was a tough sell to get a majority of people to agree on any one opinion. in danville, ann notarangelo, cbs 5. mcnerney is now in his second term. he first won the seat in 2006 as democrats across the country swept control of the house. all other house members representing the nine-county bay area were re-elected. in addition, democrats won all of the state senate and assembly races in the bay area. it is 5:38. the big night for republicans will of course lead to a drastically changed congress for president obama come january. randall pinkston is covering the big shake-up in washington. thanks for joining us. i understand president obama will be speaking in a few hours probably regarding all of this and the change in congress. >> reporter: yes. at about 1:00 he will make his first public comment on camera. there was a statement released last night, but his first public comment on camera about
the election results and we are expecting that the president will call for cooperation with the new prospective leader of the house of representatives, the new speaker-to-be, john boehner and, of course, he will be keeping a majority in the senate under harry reid. a slimmer majority but a majority nonetheless. >> so what is the mood, randall, in washington now? i mean, i don't think republicans were dancing in the streets but certainly, they were looking at the balance of power. >> reporter: certainly. the republicans may not be dancing in the streets, but they are dancing wherever they are. [ laughter ] >> smiles all around. the tea party was pretty happy about the outcome, as well. as now, they played a pretty significant role in changing the game as it were in this year's election cycle. they have held news conferences and some of the republicans who had received tea party reports support -- support, rather, say they will be holding tea party caucuses once get to capitol
hill. one of those, of course, tea party favorite rand paul the new senator-elect from kentucky. >> what does this mean for nancy pelosi? now we have boehner in the house. >> reporter: speaker pelosi remains the speaker until the new term of congress. there is a question as to whether there will be some effort to push through more legislation in the lame duck session. we haven't heard one way or the other but that of course is a possibility. but the larger question is whether she will follow the path of former speaker newt gingrich, who after he lost the majority elected to resign from the house of representatives. we have no indication that speaker pelosi will resign. we'll have to wait and see. >> it's going to be an interesting couple of months before january. randall, thank you so much for joining us. randall pinkston in washington this morning. >> reporter: sydnie, juliette, thank you. >> you can watch the president's speech, again, now
it will actually be at 10 a.m. our time here on cbs 5 and also cbs5.com. >> a lot going on this morning with the giants parade, as well. >> yeah. it is 5:41. we still don't know who the next mayor of oakland will be. that race will go to an instant runoff. the top two vote-getters were former state senator don perata and councilwoman jean quan but neither received a majority. when voters cast their ballots, they ranked the candidates. the voters' alternate choices will help determining the runoff winner and results of that are expected late friday afternoon. perata said if elected safety in oakland will be his top rye or the. >> to bring those 80 police positions back to make sure that people understand there is a new set of priorities in oakland and keep these people here safe, keeping our kids safe, our elderly and business community safe is a priority. >> for continuing election results, stay with us this morning. if you need to head to work, we
have the results on our website, cbs5.com. it has been quite a week for the giants. a world series win and now a huge celebration in the streets of san francisco. >> anne makovec is at civic center, where fans already are lining up for this morning's victory parade. anne, i think that crowd got a little larger. love the panda hat, looking very sometimish. >> reporter: yeah, i got the panda hat. i'm rocking it. i borrowed it from tommy and cathy here from berkeley. [ extremely loud screaming ] >> reporter: take a look at this video. people camped out last night. we have sleeping bags and tents and everybody making sure they have their spot.
civic center plaza at 12:30. giants arrived home yesterday. the party continues. [ screaming ] >> reporter: they made it home and they are going to be making an appearance at the parade as well as at the ceremony. here's what some of the giants fans had to say about their excitement this morning. >> we come over here to the parade and to meet the giants and congratulate them. >> it's pretty early. >> well, you got come early to get a good spot. >> you got to support the giants. i mean, first world championship in san francisco history. that's history. i want to be here to see that. >> you have been growing up in san francisco, that's what it's all about, you know, the joy, the courage, the determination they have been through. it's how you live your life, you know? that's how you live it up. and that's it. >> reporter: totally. here's the parade route. beginning at 11 a.m. on montgomery and washington street, then the parade is going down market street on to mcallister and to civic center plaza. come on down and feel the vibe.
we'll have it all telecast for you, too. ann, ianne, you can't hear us but you have a lot of great fans there. this is going to be an exciting day to see the giants on parade. looking good in the hat. >> you can see the parade here on cbs 5 at 11 a.m. they have these halfway at the halfway point at fifth and market. >> okay. >> so i may lose my voice tomorrow, sid. >> i know you are going to the parade. >> we want to let you know if you are a fan of the soap operas, don't worry. "the young & the restless" will air at 2:12 tomorrow morning. so set that tivo and then the "the bold and the beautiful" will be at 3:12. coming up, a run-in with the voters sends one bay area
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good morning. some people will take the day off. it's exceptionally light on the roads. they are getting ready for the giants victory parade later on today. 880 through oakland, no problems near the coliseum. warriors play tonight at 7:30 so take bart if you plan ongoing. south bay no issues through downtown san jose. live look at 280 traffic
approaching the 880 interchange. it's a nice smooth ride along the peninsula. the parade kicks off at 11 a.m. we already have some road closures. washington street blocked off between davis and montgomery right there by the transamerica building. the route head south on montgomery and then west along market street all the way to the civic center plaza. so mass transit is going to be a great option. bart is running longer trains. larkspur ferry offering two extra departures this morning. muni metro, the underground service caltrain a great option if you are coming along the peninsula. giants victory parade the best bart option. they are going to be montgomery street, powell street station, or the civic center station right now 42 trains are all running on time. that's your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. we have 1-888-5-helps-u along
the coast and in-- we have patchy fog along the coast. we have a high surf advisory that expires until 3:00. temperatures out the door 40s to the 60s. this afternoon sunny and warm 80s inland, 70s at the bay and the coastline 74 degrees. here's our high temperatures: eduardo martinez was hit by a minivan as the driver left a polling place. he was knocked to the grou only
in richmond a candidate spent part of the day in the hospital. a man was hit by the minivan as a driver left the polling place. the candidate was knocked to the ground and suffered minor injuries. police are looking for the van and its driver. in san francisco, voters have approved a ban on sitting or lying on public sidewalks. 53% of voters approved prop l. once it takes effect, repeat offenders face 30 days in jail and a $500 fine. city employees in san francisco will pay a greater share of their pension and healthcare costs. 58% of voters approved prop v that will affect more than 50,000 city employees and retirees. many cities are closely watching san jose. that's where voters approved two measures to reform pay and benefit systems for city workers. the measure will limit binding arbitration for police and firefighters. it got about two-thirds support. and support was even greater for measure w which will establish a less expensive
pension plan for newly hired city workers. both measures are aimed at curbing the city's budget deficit. 5:50 now. it's the biggest shake-up in washington in more than 60 years. coming up, what it means for our country and the tension between republicans and democrats. ,, ,,,, we know everyone's looking for ways to save. why not save on car insurance?
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that's a beautiful sight. that's for the world series parade. >> you will be there, juliette. >> i'll be in the middle. i'm going to be covering it. >> a few blocks away from the station i'll be sipping my latte and irish coffee and rooting the world series champs, so exciting! >> and elizabeth will be with
us along the route as well to talk about road closures. let's check in with her to find out how things are shaping up. antioch in the red meaning speeds under 25 miles per hour as you head westbound highway 4. also starting to get heavier traffic now coming out of the altamont pass. it improving through the dublin interchange. 15 minutes between 238 and the maze and we'll be talking about the parade and the best ways to get there in our 6:00 hour. mass transit is a great option because we are expecting heavy traffic on the freeways. bart is running longer trains, larkspur ferry offering extra departures. muni, metro and caltrain good options. that's your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth.
today's highs, mid-80s inland, for the coast similar temperatures for thursday. take a look at what happens friday through the weekend. we are cooling down and we are also going to add in a chance of showers. temperatures are cooling down 20 degrees. giants victory parade at 11 a.m. 70 degrees with plenty of sunshine. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. >> our political analyst james taylor joins us. >> what happened with meg whitman? >> she was going up against a political force, a person who is considered a legend in this state whose father was governor. he was a two-time governor himself, he won statewide office recently. he has name recognition. the electorate that turned out
this time was older. 22% was 65 years or older. therm jerry brown. meg whitman was an unknown. >> what about the senator race? barbara boxer against carly fiorina. and again, this was a hard- fought one. >> it was hard fought contest with national implications. harry reid or barbara boxer, if they had lost, it would have been a real sort of, uhm, effect on the democratic party in the way that nancy pelosi no longer being speaker of the house is. >> what does it tell you about voting, barbara boxer back in? were people not ready for the change? >> i think people wanted to send her a message as they did the national democrats and i think she got it and she is here on the ground trying to fight for people again. she found a formidable opponent, carly fiorina, but she found a way to win. >> okay. thank you. stick around we have a lot more with propositions and other races. we'll see you in the next hour. >> 5:56. coming up a problem at the polls in one bay area city. we'll tell you who is accused
of stealing ballots. >> plus, $160 million wasn't enough to defeat jerry brown. more on that race, as well. jerry brown again elected governor. what the governor-elect has planned for this, the day after his election victory. and two days after they won the world series, the celebration continues. it's only ramping up here in san francisco. the big victory parade and presentation at city hall. preview it all for you coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,