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debris and drawers piled up against this trash. >> the road had nowhere to go over the top of the road and the volume was so heavy it eroded the road away and you can see the result. >> reporter: jack has lived down the street since 1949 and remembers flooding in 1957. >> water went in the houses and garages, everywhere. >> reporter: the city manager says in 1997 they saw flooding again and put in the trash racks to solve the problem. now they will consider building a bigger one or a bigger culvert. first they have to get through the winter. >> we'll put a temporary storm drain in while we develop a permanent fix. >> reporter: this sinkhole is 80 feet long, 40 feet wide, 15 feat deep. a gas line two water lines and a sewer line run under the road. the sewer line is diverted temporarily above ground and a handful of customers is getting water through the hoses. the utilities will be fully
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restored fairly soon. the city manager says they need dry weather to fix the road. >> probably install that in late spring or summer so a bottom line is that there's going to be a hole in the ground here for a long time. and mountain view drive is degree to be closed. >> reporter: now, the folks on the other side of this road aren't cut off from civilization but have to detour a block and a half. it's inconvenient and will last quite some time. ann notarangelo, cbs 5. in the santa cruz mountains a whole section of hillside simply vanished taking the road with it. vine hill road in scotts valley remains closed in both directions near the highway 17 summit. cruise don't know how long it will take to fix that and reopen it to traffic. >> communities across the bay area are still dealing with downed trees, power problems and muddy roads. hundreds of homeowners also had their hands full are leaky
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roofs. local roofers say the calls have been pouring in. >> we got so many calls that right now everybody is probably waiting just for the appointment to see what's needed to be done on the roof. an average of a week and a half. >> that's just the estimate. many companies are already backed up about six weeks for repairs. and it wasn't just the rain that caused problems. strong wins knocked down power lanes all across the bay area. leaving hundreds of thousands without power. pg&e crews worked through the night restoring power to 99% of the customers affected. and they are still working. right now, more than 2700 are still without power. and this weekend storm flooded a marin county school. classes at white hill middle school in fairfax were canceled today while crews cleared rainwater and mud from classrooms, offices and the library. no word on whether classes will resume tomorrow. and there was a pothole problem in pittsburg. it flattened dozens of tires on highway 4 before crews finally
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came out to repair it yesterday. and more wet weather is on the way. chief meteorologist paul deanno is using hi-def doppler to track this next round of rain. paul. >> reporter: -- it's not going to be as severe as last week. zooming out you can see light to moderate rainfall as you head toward clearlake reasoning and redding. this is all offshore and will arrive tomorrow. look at these totals. you can see why we had such widespread problems. here's what's coming up next. there is rain in the forecast. it will arrive in the north bay first as soon as tomorrow afternoon. showers likely for all of us by tuesday evening. as for flooding or any heavy rainfall, that is not likely. i'll explain why and through will impact entire seven-day forecast coming up in a couple
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of minutes. thank you. and remember, our interactive high-def doppler radar is at your fingertips. just lock on to our website, anytime of day or night and stay ahead of the storm. a 17-year-old becomes san jose's 43rd homicide victim. part of a rising violence problem in the south bay. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez in san jose with how the city struggles to control the rising murder rate. >> reporter: with each new murder in san jose, it seems to ratchet up the pressure here at city hall and renew the battle between the mayor's office and the police union. whatever case may be, another young man here in san jose is dead. family and friends of the slain teenager washed cars to raise money for his funeral. 17-year-old daniel cap atillo was shot at his home near pacific avenue in a gang- related killing.
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>> i miss him so much. >> reporter: the murder is part of an overall increase in crime in the area. >> one homicide is too many. 43 is high. >> reporter: san jose mayor chuck reed says he doesn't know why the murder rate is up this year tying a 20 year high. >> we need to aggressively respond and our department does a great job of that. one of the best clearance rates of any police department in the country. and we'll bring the rate down again. >> reporter: he denied allegations from the police union that the rise in crime is as a result of pension reform measures pushed by the mayor. union officers say cutbacks, layoffs and the dismantling of the violent crimes enforcement team means officers are moving from call to call on shifts and cut down on pro-active policing. stops are down 100,000 since pension reform took effect. >> we don't contact the gang members, hunt down the crews that are breaking into houses. we don't have a gang unit.
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they used to do that full time. we don't have the other pro- active units that used to do that. a big part of our success as a city keeping crime low historically has been productivity. we are not a productive apartment. we are reactive. >> reporter: 43 murders here in san jose. still 10 murders shy of the most recent record in san jose set in 1991 with 53. in san jose, len ramirez, cbs 5 eyewitness news. a highway patrol car flipped over in livermore during a chase that reached 100 miles an hour. it started about 3:30 in the morning. two highway patrol units tried to pull over a driver for speeding on eastbound 580 near altamont pass road. one squad car swerved to avoid a big rig. it flipped causing minor injuries to the troopers. the second highway patrol unit eventually pulled over the speeding car and arrested the driver and passenger. the people have spoken and muni is changing its plans for the central subway expanding it to north beach. instead of the line ending in
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san francisco's chinatown, crews will extend the tunnel all the way to columbus avenue and powell street. cbs 5 political insider phil matier shows us there's still a lot of work that needs to be done to make that a reality. >> as we look at the future of the city of san francisco, i think it would make all the sense in the world. >> reporter: that was muni chief ed reiskin explaining why he is now proposing to extend the $1.6 billion central subway from chinatown to this abandoned theater in north beach. >> it would be great for north beach. it's an important neighborhood for the city. it would be great for the city. >> reporter: it would also be good politics. you see, the subway was going to stop here in chinatown but to get all the equipment in and out to build it, they would have to keep boring on down the street to north beach and pull all the machinery out by digging a big pit here at this intersection. >> it's going to disrupt the whole neighborhood and damage businesses. >> reporter: so the feeling was, chinatown gets the subway
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station and north beach gets the shaft. >> i've heard that phrase. i think they raise a very legitimate point. >> reporter: those concerns included threatened lawsuits and a lot of heat at city hall. but by giving north beach a piece of the subway deal, folks are at least taking a second look at the idea. >> they are proposing 1500 people per hour to be dropped off into the neighborhood. why wouldn't it make sentence. >> depends how they put it together. >> reporter: deals like this don't come cheap a north beach stop could cost the project $500 million to $1 billion extra and at this point, no one is sure where the money will come from. so the squeaky wheel is getting the grease. >> we're being responsible and responsive public servants just as you would like us to be. >> reporter: whatever you want to call it, it appears that north beach is now on the subway path, as well. and whether it is by hook or by crook, or just by coincidence, it looks like they may be in for a piece of the ride and by the way, once they get it here, they are
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already thinking about maybe extending it all the way to fisherman's wharf. in san francisco, phil matier, cbs 5. trees came crashing down during the weekend storms but not every fallen tree is treated the same when it comes to your insurance. the tricky details you need to know to find out if you're covered. royal baby fever. the speculation about kate middleton's morning sickness and why it has some people talking twins. >> brain damage from concussions. it doesn't just affect professional athletes. the new information out today that shows how high school football players may be at risk. (car horn)
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11 game against st. louis, 49ers quarterback alex smith complained of blurred vision. the diagnosis, concussion. a new study links repeated concussions to permanent brain injury. researchers studied the autopsy of 58 85 brain donors and found a high percentage that has a disease like alzheimer's with repetitive head injuries. >> there is cause for concern but not cause for alarm. >> reporter: dr. manly is chief of neurosurgery at san francisco general hospital and an expert in traumatic brain injury. >> the brain isn't like every other organ in the body. while there is ability to repair and plasticity, once neurons die they never come back. >> reporter: we have a lot to learn about concussion. we don't know how many it takes to cause trouble or if there are predisposing factors. concussions in one person may not be like concussions in another. so as some call for banning
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tackle football for younger children, manley says not so fast. >> i think it would be a rush to judgment to say stop kids from playing collision sports. we need to make sure that coaches are well trained, that kids are really instructed on how to have heads up play and really hit with the shoulders and not with the head. so i don't think it's time to bury football. >> reporter: it's in the just football. concussion happens in all sports. saint ignatius high school in san francisco has just started monitoring all boys and girls playing soccer, lacrosse and football. they are tested before the season starts and retested anytime there's an incident. the results help determine when it's safe to return to play. >> any contact sport. >> reporter: this can also happen if you fall off your roof cleaning the gutters fall off a ladder, riding your bicycle. protect your head. >> thank you. if a tree topples in a storm, who pays? it depends where it lands. tricky to determine whether
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you or your insurance company will pay for the clean-up. >> then spree's pregnant. kate middleton is expecting a royal heir. why it's sparking talk of royal twins. ,,,,,,
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the white house is dismissing a gop counter offer in the latest round of "fiscal cliff" negotiations. the republican proposal includes cutting $900 billion from medicare and reforming social security. it would also raise $800 billion in tax reforms. but the white house says the offer still favors cutting taxes for the wealthy. >> us this far, republican leaders have been adamant that they don't believe rates ought to go up on the top 2% of wealthiest americans. the american people overwhelmingly disagree. >> if the president and republicans can't come to a compromise, everyone's taxes will go up january 1. government spending will be slashed. the dow lost 60. the nasdaq was down 8, s&p down 7. the storms that blew through the bay area brought down many trees and that's meant a hard lesson for
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homeowners who were cleaning up today. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains your insurance doesn't always cover fallen trees. julie. >> reporter: something many are likely learning following this weekend's storm. we received photos from across the bay area of downed trees on homes and cars, and they provide a clear example of what's covered and what's not. this one from san mateo is a good example of what's covered. homeowners insurance will pay for tree damage to your home, its contents and other structures on the property. whether the tree is on your property or your neighbor's. but when it comes to paying for tree removal, in cases like this you might be on your own. if a fallen tree doesn't damage your home, insurance will generally only pay to remove it if it's blocking a driveway. and insurance advocates warn depending on your deductible it may not be worth it to file a claim. >> when you file a claim you're looking at does it meet my deductible? let's say your deduct is $1,000 and you have $1,200 worth of damage.
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are you going to file a claim for $200? probably not. >> but he points out if the tree falls from your neighbor's property their insurance may cover you deductible. your car damage is covered under auto insurance. what about the tree? a standard policy generally replaces a tree if it's damaged by fire and vandalism but most not from water or wind. if you have a consumer question, call us at 1-888-5- helps-u. >> a lot of trees. a lot of problems. all right, julie. well, first dry day the past few days, full dry day. people were kind every recovering but not for long. >> a lot of tree companies around my neighborhood. we had wind gusts over the weekend. we had wind, too, up to 60- mile-per-hour wind gusts, branches down in my yard, likely yours, as well. we are cleaning up now and dry today.
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not completely dry. high-def doppler radar showing rainfall offshore will stay until tomorrow afternoon. we'll see light to moderate rain showers move through it. will not exacerbate any flooding problems. it's just going to be your garden variety rainfall. that's it. santa rosa tonight 47. napa 47. oakland down to 51. you will wake up tomorrow morning to 49 in redwood city and mountain view, san jose 50. a little above normal because of the cloud cover that's moving in. so there is another weather system heading to the bay area. there is also juice in the atmosphere and there's an area of high pressure that's sendingle storm track just far enough to the north that the heavier rainfall will move into far northern california and we are just going to get some light to moderate rainfall. it's a subtle change but enough of a change to alleviate flooding concerns around here in the bay area. so we have a storm system moving by tomorrow. we'll have a front dragging through but any heavy rainfall will likely stay away.
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you're just going to get plain old rainfall. that's it. on-and-off rain throughout the day. flooding not a concern. this is the long- range outlook. the entire west coast from oregon to mexico is forecast to be drier than normal so you want some dry weather clear things out? after wednesday we look dry for a while. tomorrow tuesday highs in the low 60s. oakland 62. santa clara 63. los altos 64. wet tomorrow evening through the day on wednesday. after that, it's not going to be warm or perfectly sunny but it's certainly going to be dry. >> but the problem with garden variety rain my garden is already flooded. >> you walk in your yard, smush, smush, smush, you ruin a pair of shoes out there
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today. >> thanks. the royal couple is expecting an heir. news of the pregnant came out early because kate middleton was taken to the hospital to be treated for morning sickness. apparently this severe sickness sometimes indicates twins adding to the royal baby hype. the baby will be third in line for for this roan. >> reporter: someone made an offer for the mansion on billionaires row. $34million. mike sugerman explains why some are calling this a steal. reporter: the rich are just like us. they have a $133,000 a month morning. >> it started at $55 million. it's now -- they have reduced it. it's had a few offers on it. it's now in contract. >> reporter: the realtor knows about such things. she sells houses like this one although not this one.
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2901 broadway which was reduced quite a business to roughly $34 million. still, it is san francisco's most expensive piece of real estate. >> i have been inside. it's a small house considering the -- but it's really prominent. it's on the -- the views are pretty extraordinary. you feel like you're kind of on top of the m you're king of the hill. >> reporter: small for the block. 7,000 square feet, 8 bedrooms, 7 baths and balconies could you do shakespeare off of. it's going to need millions in repairs, though. >> it would be fun to be invited to a ball. seems like the type of house that should be having ballroom dancing parties. >> reporter: we don't know who the new owner will be. somebody rich. they were sightseeing along what's known as the gold coast, billionaires row. >> i said if it's billionaires row it's got to be a steal. >> reporter: it would be the fourth near my house in gazillion dollar range sold this year one sold by the
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realtor. >> what the consumer is doing at the top level, the "fiscal cliff" isn't an issue for them. >> reporter: a potential change in capital gains tax coming up? maybe that was the driving force for the sale this time, or not. the rich may be like us. but they have enough money not to care about such things. mike sugerman, cbs 5. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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francisco... ken, despite being more thaa month late, a world series t has been settled. "time with the junior gianto talk about thi let's go live to mobile5. ken bastida in san francisco. >> ken, despite being more than a month late, a world series bet has now been settled? >> reporter: yup. it was put up or shut up. you heard that, liz, when were you a kid, right? betting other kids around the schoolyard. put up or shut up, right? right. [ laughter ] >> reporter: anyhow, today was that day for detroit mayor david bing. he had to put up to san francisco mayor ed lee and so what was at stake? well, uhm, it was a day of
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community service. that sounds good. so the mayor came one an idea the loser mayor bing would have to come hear and talk to kids from the junior giants program, the underserved kids in san francisco, who get to play baseball courtesy of the giants community fund and so he did. >> talk about things that we have learned through the season and maybe teach these kids something about team work about leadership and connecting sports with city life and inner lives. >> you guys ever hang out much before this? >> not before this. but i'm looking forward to it. we have in washington i think in january we have a meeting of the mayors so we're both looking forward to that. >> reporter: yeah. whatever happened to the days of, you know, cracked crab and wine and cheese and hanging out at good restaurants? i guess it was a good cause. here's the story behind the story. the rumor was that both these guys have mustaches and the
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lose we're have to shave his moustache. you can see today that mayor bing and mayor lee both had their mustaches. i'm thinking they chickened out. there's always next year. go giants! we'll have more after this. ,, oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter --
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