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close several blocks of it we understand. so the latest closures felton street. we have launched chopper 5 to check the scene and get more information as to what's going on. but it is close to 101 and there is a southbound 101 ramp in the area that's closed including muni number 9. all other mass transit is on time. all the other freeways off to a great start. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. the commuted is under way at the altamont pass and the livermore valley. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> so nice yesterday, now things changing rapidly. the clouds gathering outside. we have a cold front that's headed to town and it could bring some showers to the bay area. you can see just off the coastline there. going to be a slow move so not going to get here until later on today and not a chance of showers until later on this evening. so throughout the day today we are going to see increasing
clouds, a lot of clouds over the bay as we speak. the temperatures right now a little chilly in the north bay with some 40s there. 50s elsewhere. i think by the afternoon, these numbers are coming way down. so yeah, yesterday we topped out at 80s and 90s. so 14 degrees cooler today at livermore and about 67 degrees becoming mostly cloudy in san francisco. we'll have more on your weekend forecast guys could see a few more raindrops. back to you. >> thank you. some developing news out of chicago this morning. police there worked through the night at a park where 13 people were shot including a 3-year- old boy. as wendy gillette reports, it's the latest incident in a wave of violence in chicago. >> reporter: gunmen shot up a park in chicago's south side. >> there was a lot of shots, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. >> i heard 20 shots. >> reporter: 13 people were shot. three are in critical condition including 3-year-old deon at a howard shot in the head. >> my uncle made me go in the
house but my sister ran that way and i ran that way with her and found it was my nephew. >> pray that the violence stops. it's too many kids getting hurt out here. >> reporter: the city of chicago has been stepping up its police presence to respond to a rash of shootings. they have increased patrols in many neighborhoods including the back of the yards neighborhood where last night's shooting took place. >> police so far here real quick. they got here real fast. >> reporter: police believe last night's shooting is gang- related. wendy gillette for cbs news. >> labor day weekend was particularly deadly in chicago. eight people were killed that weekend and more than 20 others injured. back home police want to know why it took more than five hours for a shooting to be reported yesterday. a 10-year-old girl was shot while she slept early yesterday morning in her bedroom in hayward. but police didn't know about it until several hours later. the girl is recovering now. a lot of people heard the shots at 2 a.m. nobody called police. some of them said that they thought that somebody else had called. others didn't want to get
involved. the girl's father tells us that he didn't know the shooting was in front of his house or that his daughter had been shot even though there was blood on her sheets. >> i had told them to check her and they said that she was on just her first period. she's 10 years old. and it -- i didn't notice any holes in the walls or anything. >> many neighbors heard the shots but not a single person -- >> the family finally reported the injury more than five hours after it happened. police are investigating the shooting and the delay in reporting it. san francisco police had a crowd control problem at the scene of their latest murder. a man and a woman both in their 20s were shot while sitting in a car in the potrero hill neighborhood about 8:00 last night. the man died at the hospital. the woman is expected to survive. extra officers were called in to help when a large crowd gathered at the scene. police are looking for the gunman. new this morning, a central california meat company is in the spotlight again, this time for having plastic in their meat. the central valley meat company in hanford is recalling more
than 58,000 pounds of ground beef. the u.s. department of agriculture says small pieces of plastic were found in their meat during an inspection. the food was intended fortunate school lunch program. this isn't the first time the company has been in trouble. they were under investigation last year after this undercover video showed employees shocking and strangling livestock. the plant was initially closed for the mistreatment but the usda says they found no evidence that sick cows were put into the food supply from the slaughterhouse. happening today a movable median barrier on the golden gate bridge is expected to get final approval. it would be a foot wide 32" high made of steel and concrete and probably just like what they're doing now south of the toll plaza on the golden gate. price tag is about $26 million. installation would involve closing the bridge late next year. the committee voted unanimously for it yesterday. the bridge district board votes on the plan today. higher tolls could be on the horizon if you have to
cross the golden gate. the bridge district announced this week it's projected five- year deficit has, as usual, grown to $140 million this time. some of that is attributed to the costs of seismic retrofitting and new paint. there's no specific toll increase proposed yet but the issue will be studied before the end of the year. oracle team usa holds on to race another day keeping the america's cup racing alive on the bay this afternoon. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is at race headquarters on the san francisco waterfront. today could be the final day of racing, but we could still hold out hope. >> reporter: that's right. i'm here at the village which has been built, it's been years in the making, and the whole event could be over today depending on who wins the very first race. here is the actual america's cup on display being prepped for an expected win for emirates team new zealand.
the kiwis lead the finals 8-2 over oracle team usa which has won four races but was docked two points because the team made illegal modifications to its boats during exhibition races and earlier this year. the magic number to take home the cup is 9 and the kiwis are only one win away. >> this is sailboat racing, man. you cannot predict the ending of this. oracle team usa could sweep the rest of the races. it's possible! >> reporter: oracle team usa did win the first of yesterday's two scheduled races. the second was canceled because of high winds and since saturday, five of seven races have been postponed for that very same reason, high winds, something we kind of expect out here on the bay. live in san francisco, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> some expensive equipment is missing from the america's cup headquarters on pier 27. two cameras worth a total of
$182,000 were reported stolen yesterday afternoon. they were taken from a closet in the media room. the cameras were rented for the races and we are told there is no surveillance at the media room and hundreds of people having sess to it. the oakland a's are among the first teams in the country to implement major league baseball's new security measures. it started yesterday at the coliseum before the game against the twins. fans now have to walk through metal detectors that are just like those at the airport. bags are searched and things in your pockets have to be emptied into tubs and put through scanners. >> we wanted to start it before we do get to the play-offs this year. we wanted people to get used to it. because i think by next season it will be something you see all the time. >> it is best to arrive at the games earlier now especially as you just mentioned with play- off games looming possibly in oakland. major league baseball plans to have these new security measures at all of its ballparks by next year. time now is 5:07. coming up, troubling
encounters. chilling new details about the navy yard gunman. also ahead -- >> that's disrespect because this never happen in my life. >> a couple kicked out of a restaurant because of their rowdy kids? what happened when the police showed up. >> i'm ryan takeo live at palo alto at the apple store. the iphone 5s comes out today. check out these long lines. i'll talk to some people in line and ask them why they're here coming up. >> sure it's still summer but we have our doppler out getting ready for rain. we'll have your weekend forecast coming up. >> and getting a check of mass transit so far everything is on time including bart but we have at least one muni delay. we'll have more on that plus the rest of your friday morning commute. it is up after this break. ♪
bye-bye, stir. so long, sour. hello, happy. it's time to lick the lid again. ♪ the block at the apple stor sydney, australia. the first man to trending now the iphone application, the iphone anticipation and probably their applications are building worldwide. this line wrapped around the block at the apple store in sydney, australia to get his hands on the iphone 5s waiting in line since yesterday morning. our rex ryan is checking out the long lines at the apple store at university avenue in palo alto. are those people waiting for a phone? >> reporter: yeah. they are waiting for the 5s and a lot of people are waiting here for the gold edition which is selling out online and at a lot of different stores. this is an important time for
apple especially because of a lot of its competitors especially those phone and tablet mixes and samsung is a really big competitor in this field. a lot of investors were underwhelmed by the pace of technology and innovation by apple. but look at the line. there are more than 100 people at this apple store and it opens at 8:00 so that line will get longer today. the big innovations for the 5s include faster phone, better camera, and fingerprint technology. some say that that will prevent some thefts. right here we have dana waiting in line since last night. what are you here for, why did you come out early? >> i'm here for the iphone 5s. i just needed to have it like -- >> reporter: certain color? >> gold. definitely. >> reporter: a lot of people are saying that. now, some are underwhelmed by the pace of technology and innovation from apple. what is it that brought you out
here and why have you been staying with apple? >> i have actually always loved apple products so the fact that it's getting better and better makes me want to get it every time. i'm looking forward to the finger scanner because it's cool to have. >> reporter: he will be here at 8:00 when the store opens. a lot of people have been streaming in here. you see that there are a lot of folks here who have anticipated apple's latest release even though some experts aren't big fans of the cupertino companies technology innovation. live in palo alto, i'm ryan takeo, kpix 5. >> there are a lot of fans behind ryan out there. also trending behind iphone 5s of course is pope francis. the day after he urges people to be more inclusive. government shutdown congressional republicans want to defund obama administration in exchange for funding the
government. miley cyrus, her father is defending her vulgar vmas performance. hashtag tgif. there are problems on the roads and elizabeth has the latest. >> reporter: if you are traveling in san francisco, there are -- there is an area of san bruno avenue blocked off. so we have learned from police there was an attempted burglary and that's why they have shut down this area in san francisco's visitacion valley. san bruno avenue is closed from at least silliman street to felton just about a block but there may be some more road closures in the area. this is right by the silver avenue on/off-ramp to 101. that may be impacted. muni is being rerouted, number 9. so expect some delays there. except for that incident, everything overall your drive times and your major freeways, still in the clear including through the altamont pass and the livermore valley. up and down the nimitz freeway,
5:14, they finally picked up the overnight roadwork so no longer seeing any delays in oakland. and if you are heading towards the bay bridge, we have upper deck roadwork three right lanes blocked off but now that we're past 5 a.m., everything is pretty quiet all the way into san francisco. checking the ride through the altamont pass, you will notice a few brake lights are actually beginning on 205 out of tracy and continuing to maybe north flynn and then things improve as you get closer to vasco and definitely moving at the limit through pleasanton. we can show you a live look. we have a camera by the dublin interchange. all those headlights you see, that is the commute direction. and traffic looks really good all the way out towards the castro valley y and 238. that's the latest "timesaver traffic." for more on your forecast, the weekend is here, what does weather have in store? here's lawrence. >> it's still summer and we're talking about rain returning to the bay area. we have a first fall real fall type weather system making its way in our direction. the cold front headed toward the bay area. the clouds already on the increase outside.
some dense fog at the coastline. temperatures mainly in the 50s although we have seen some 40s in the north bay valleys. in the afternoon increasing clouds and the temperatures will be much cooler today. 60s at the coastline, 70s and low 80s in the warmest spots well inland. high pressure moving out. you can see the cold front on final approach here. making its way toward the bay area it will bring with it a chance of showers as early as this evening. then a chance of showers continuing into saturday even an isolated thunderstorm. computer models picking up on some of the patchy fog early on and then starts to thicken up throughout the day today and then the cold front heads into town. toward the evening, see 7:00 we have some showers beginning to creep into parts of the north bay. and then overnight tonight, into tomorrow morning, guess what, a chance of some scattered light showers. nothing real heavy but nonetheless still significant for this time of year. around the state we'll start to cool off, as well. about 83 degrees in sacramento. 91 in fresno. 70 degrees partly cloudy into the monterey bay. around our bay temperatures coming down only 70s and low
80s well inland, 60s out along the coastline. how about this? yup, summer is winding down but we're already headed into a fall weather pattern chance of showers this evening and into tomorrow. looks like it will be dry on the first official day of fall as we head in toward sunday. and those temperatures kind of staying cool through wednesday and thursday. that's a look at the weather, guys. back to you. >> thank you. developing news out of the middle east where yemen's military says at least 38 soldiers have been killed in a series of attacks by al qaeda militants. the attacks reportedly happened at daunted in the southern province of saabwa. authorities are leading a war against al qaeda. the u.s. considers that one of the world's most dangerous terror groups. new details about the washington navy yard killer. surveillance video put together a new timeline for the murder spree. it appears aaron alexis came out of a restroom with a shotgun and fired his first shot at 8:12 monday morning. then he went wandering the
halls hunting for people to shoot. first responders got there by 8:20. and a gun battle began. alexis was pronounced dead by 9:30 and now we're learning an alabama family reported having a confrontation with alexis at the norfolk, virginia airport in early august. they say he screamed obscenities at them because he thought they were laughing at him. >> i got up and walked up to the lady taking boarding passes and told her she needed to get security. three or four minutes later security came up and we told him he was sitting over behind us and they walked over there and calmed him down i guess. >> three days later alexis complained to police about a stranger at the airport sending people to follow him and sending vibrations through his body. the "associated press" checked into why alexis was given clean background checks despite apparent mental problems. they found nearly 5 million americans have security clearances and the system is overwhelmed. the system focuses on identifying possible national
security threats and not people who might commit acts of violence. coastal towns in mexico are still reeling this morning after tropical storms killed almost 100 people and forced thousands from their homes. this is what's left after three powerful storm systems moved through the country. on mexico's pacific coast, mud slides from tropical storm manuel buried homes. on the gulf coast hurricane ingrid forced 32,000 people to evacuate. back if the u.s., clean-up efforts are just getting under way back in the u.s. in colorado after floods ravaged found in boulder county. people returning to what's left of their homes, which isn't much, is covered in mud. heavy floods killed 10 people. dozens are still waiting to be rescued and more than 100 are still missing. wow. well, a texas couple had a brush with the law after their young sons caused a ruckus in a restaurant. eli and lillian took their 1 and 3-year-old sons to an applebee's in the town of cady
sunday night. the older boy wandered off and the manager confronted him. as he was bringing the boy back to the table, the family was asked to leave because of the noise. and as they left, a sheriff's deputy cited them for trespassing. >> because of my children? this is going deeper than. >> that's disrespect because this never happen in my life. >> applebee's apologized and offered the family free dinners. they said, thanks but no thanks. still ahead at 20 minutes after 5:00, powerless on a power line. the daring rescue to set a seagull free. >> and i'm dennis o'donnell. with the champagne on ice, can the united states stay alive in the america's cup and the a's play long ball in a long game. it was a thriller. it's coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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against minnesota last night because of a sore shoulder. so he took a cortisone shot, could be back tonight. dan straily goes into the 6th inning against minnesota. he only gave up two runs in the 6th. tied at 3, jed lowrie gone. his 16th of the year. but the bullpen gave it all back. so in the 8th inning, coco crisp voted the a's' most inspirational player, is that inspirational? his 21st of the year, two-run shot. the a's win 8-6. the magic number is down to 4. at least one giants fan still having fun. scoreless in the 4th, juan perez base lit to right, sanchez scores. three hit day in his return home. madison baumgarner got his 13th win. giants win 2-1. there's andy reed back in philadelphia as the chiefs head coach. jamal runs in from three yards out. reed beats his old team. alex smith is 3-0, 26-16 is the final. u.s. skipper jimmy spithill pulled off a great start to overtake new zealand and set the tone for the 12th race of
the america's cup. oracle crossed the finish line 31 seconds ahead of new zealand. the second race was canceled because of heavy winds. so they are going to go at it again today. new zealand just needs to win one race to get to uncork the champagne. as for the a's, could happen this weekend. that's it, everybody. i'm dennis o'donnell. we'll see you tonight. yesterday was talk like a pirate day so it's only fitting that a pittsburg pirate earned our play of the day. he fell into the padres dugout to make the catch. that's catcher tony sanchez. the pirates beat san diego 10- 1. it's now 25 minutes after 5:00. scam artists targeting bay area renters. what you can do to avoid becoming a victim. >> it was a lot of shots like boom boom boom boom boom boom boom. >> shots ring out in chicago injuring 13. what police think may have sparked the overnight violence. >> the house votes today on a
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horizon? >> here comes fall weather maybe even a couple of raindrops. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and we have a new overturn crash this one in sunnyvale on 101. is it causing delays, lanes blocked? we'll let you know coming up. good morning, it's friday, september 20th. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm brian hackney. frank has the morning off. it's 5:30. and developing news out of chicago this morning, police there worked through the night as we look live at a park where 13 people were shot overnight including a 3-year-old boy. ambulances and police rushed to the scene just after 10:00. authorities say that at least 2 gunmen opened fire on people playing basketball. the 3-year-old's grandmother has a message for the suspects. >> that was a lot of shots like boom boom boom boom boom boom boom. >> you ain't getting away with nothing, you know? and you should turn yourself in. do what's right. >> authorities say the 3-year- old was shot in the cheek. he is in critical condition but
expected to recover. police suspect the shooting was gang-related. on capitol hill, the house today is set to vote on a bill to keep the federal government running after the september 30 deadline but as susan mcginnis reports, the proposal is unlikely to get very far since it would cut funding for the obama administration's healthcare reform. reporter: house republicans are taking a strong stand against obamacare. >> i think our position is very clear. the law is a train wreck. >> reporter: the house is expected to pass a bill today that would keep the government running but it cuts off funding for the president's healthcare law. >> any bill that defunds obamacare is dead. >> reporter: the vote sets the stage for a showdown between republicans in the house and democrats in the senate. >> we are sending a strong message to the house, we will not blink. >> i expect my senate colleagues to do everything they can to defund this law just like the house is going to do. >> reporter: the two sides have less than two weeks to compromise or face a partial government shutdown beginning october 1. plane agree that
could hurt a struggling -- many agree that could hurt a struggling economy and some political careers. government services like museums and national parks could close and hundreds of thousands of government workers could be forced to stay home without pay. lawmakers in both parties could end up paying the price. >> if you are an incumbent candidate heading into 2014, i don't think any swing voters, republican or democratic leaning, want to see that there was a government shutdown. >> reporter: polls show more americans would blame republicans for a shutdown than democrats,which is why some republican senators call the house gamble a bad bet. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> some republicans say that if they can't defund the affordable care act during the budget battle they will try again during the debate about raising the nation's debt limit. in less than two weeks, you will be able to sign up for the affordable care act commonly known as obamacare. preparations for the healthcare
reforms are in full swing at "covered california" call centers. hundreds of agents are being trained to handle the anticipated flood of phone calls even with tv ads and other outreach methods. administrators say it's not easy getting the word out to everybody. >> for every day that we don't get people enrolled is a day there's money in washington, d.c. that that's not coming into our healthcare system. >> the state will conduct weekly reports on call volume enrollment numbers and demographics a bigger pool of insured people meaning more federal dollars and better health cost containment. for a complete list of affordable care act resources and to learn how the program is going to affect you log on to kpix.com/aca. fire officials are projecting they will need more time to get containment on the "rim" fire burning in stanislaus county. these were the flames at its worst when it started in late august. authorities were expected to get it fully contained by today.
but the fire continues to creep and smolder in tough-to-reach areas near yosemite pushing out the containment date to at least october 1. crews have bulldozed 88 miles of containment miles trying to suppress the quarter million acre wildfire. >> tgif. >> yes. >> and thank god it's fall? apparently that's what's happening. >> good-bye to summer. it's all coming to a close. clouds already gathering outside right now. we have some dense fog near the coastline. and some much cooler temperatures on the way. maybe even a couple of raindrops. cold front on final approach headed toward the bay area coming in a little bit early this year but you can see it. it's going to take some time to get here. the better part of your day is going to stay dry. a lot of clouds over the bay. the temperatures a little chilly in the north bay valleys. down into the 40s. 43 degrees in santa rosa right now. 58 san jose. and 55 in san francisco. this afternoon will be much cooler than yesterday. we had some 90s even mid-90s into livermore about 14 degrees
cooler at 80 degrees. 79 in concord. and 67 degrees in san francisco. but we could see a few showers as we head in toward the evening. more on your weather coming up. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. thank you, lawrence. at 5:35 it's been relatively busy. in the last 10 minutes we have two separate crashes both in sunnyvale. the first 111 northbound is an overturn accident. it's on the shoulder. we are not sure about the injuries at this point if they will have to send an ambulance but it's not causing delays yet. so we'll continue to watch it. also a new one just coming in. this is in sunnyvale westbound 237 approaching mathilda. we still have a large police presence in san francisco's portola neighborhood. there was an attempted burglary of a bank of america so san bruno avenue still shut down for at least a block. that would be silliman street to felton street. sounds like a crazy scene. the suspect was seen jumping from rooftop to rooftop. so we are sending chopper 5. we'll bring you some live pictures from the scene.
muni may still be impacted. they had to reroute muni line 9 so still may see some delays. they just have to reroute it for about a block through the police activity. the mayor of san leandro has reversed the city council's decision to fly the chinese flag over city hall. councilman benny lee originally made the proposal to fly the chinese flag october 1. it was intended to be a tribute to china's national day. and a way to let chinese investors know the city wants their business. protestors oppose the idea citing china's human rights record. >> it's really a big victory not only just for the tibetans but for the oppressed people all over the world. >> the backlash continued after the city council vote so mayor stephen cassidy used a little- known ordinance that allowed him to suspend the city council's decision. an east bay police force is increasing its visibility on
the streets. this is being called a police station on wheels. last night oakland's mobile command unit was parked in district 2 which includes the areas at eastlake, san antonio and chinatown. the idea is to station the unit throughout the city to deter crime. the command center also has surveillance cameras mounted on top. it's another twist in the latest court proceedings for former santa clara county supervisor george shirakawa, jr. today the judge in the case could take the stand in the hearing as a witness. san jose "mercury news" reports the judge recently met with shirakawa's attorney without a prosecutor present. shirakawa has already pleaded guilty to misusing public funds. there's a new warning for home renters from the santa clara county district attorney's office. there's been a rash of online postings for rental properties that are actually scams. in these cases, the scam artists have made off with the victim's first and last month's rent as well as security
deposits. rental applicants should not pay anything without first going inside the property up for rent and they should also pay by credit card because card charges may be canceled for a limited time if a problem is detected. in the bay area, the days of free parking at the larkspur ferry terminal look like they are coming to an end. the golden gate bridge district will have a hearing october 17th on a plan to start charging. the fee is expected to be between $2 and $5. there's a move in san francisco to cut the number of bike thefts in half within five years. supervisors are expected to make the goal official at their meeting october 1. they are also expected to call for more parking for bicycles. there were 817 reported thefts or attempted thefts last year. california just became the first state to legitimize "ridesharing." the app-based industry, we are talking about companies like lyft and uber, faces a laundry list of new rules including training and criminal
background checks for drivers. they are already required to have commercial liability insurance. unlike taxi drivers, cabs cannot take a hail from a street on the passengers. taxi drivers aren't happy about it. they say ridesharing takes away interest their business. >> i believe our best shot is in a court of law largely not political. >> the state puc plans to revisit today's decision in a year to see how it's going towards the 5:39. coming up a morning rush hour that lasts until noon. what's causing big backups on bay area bridges? >> it's a rough area i would say like a red light district in san francisco. >> dress code drama. some partiers in san francisco are being told what they can't wear. >> but first, fast getaway. how a father uses his kid to steal a mini motorcycle. ♪
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kids to help them steal a s motorcycle. it shows the man pushing one kid on the bike. surveillance video shows a man and woman using two young kids to help them steal a small motorcycle. it shows the man pushing one kid on the bike right out to the parking lot where the bike is loaded on the van. off they go. washington state police say store employees thought the bike had been purchased. >> that's not right. another round of job cuts
is about to hit workers at san francisco-based wells fargo. the bank says a slowdown in refinancing and home sales means it has to cut 1800 jobs from its mortgage business. the cuts are nationwide. it's not clear if any jobs will be lost here in the bay area. just weeks ago the bank eliminated 2300 jobs from the same unit. wall street is expected to slide a little bit when today's session starts in 45 minutes. dow futures are off this morning and wendy gillette of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us now. wendy, happy birthday. >> reporter: oh, thank you so many. i really appreciate it. [ laughter ] >> reporter: going on to stocks, they were mixed yesterday after setting record highs on wednesday. the dow lost 40 points, the nasdaq gained five. gold prices soared 4% its biggest one day jump in five years since the financial crisis of 2009. the house has voted to cut almost $4 billion a year from the nation's food stamp program. but the bill is unlikely to pass in the senate.
one in seven americans uses food stamps. the postal service may need an emergency rate increase to stay afloat. the postmaster general told a senate panel yesterday that the agency is in the middle of a financial disaster and expects to lose $6 billion this year. the panel is looking at ways to fix the agency's finances including ending saturday delivery. bargain retailer tj maxx has moved into the online market. the company buys excess clothing and home goods from retailers and sells them at deep discounts ranging from 20 to 60%. >> there's a big auction in new york yesterday apparently. >> reporter: yes. almost $1.3 million worth of art and personal belongings owned by french artist pierre renoir was sold at auction last night. heritage auctions says 143 lots sold including renoir's large venus victorious a life-sized statue of a goddess holding a
drape and apple. you could have gotten me something from there! >> have a great weekend. a live look now at the long lines outside apple's palo alto store. in just a knew hours the doors will open up and all of these people waiting in line will get the one thing they have been waiting for and that is the iphone 5s. and apple fans might have to be ready to wait even longer. there are reports that the stock of the new iphone 5s will be limited when it launches today. it goes on sale in 11 countries today. the gold and silver models will be harder to get potentially leaving the gray models on the shelves. >> and google is taking on apple by releasing its new google wallet for the iphone. the program is similar to apple's passbook program that allows users to store loyalty cards from stores as well as scan coupons and discounts. google wallet goes a step further allowing people to send money and buy lots of things.
well, so much for the new bay bridge making for a quicker commute which it was never designed to do. the whole redesign was for seismic safety and it's one of the reasons why traffic is just moving at a snail's pace on the bridge. the biggest complaint, heavy rush hour traffic. but it might be more about the economy than the bridge itself. from july of 2012 to july of 2013, the bay area added about 100,000 jobs. and more jobs means more commuters. >> not only in san francisco but also in the north bay, in the east bay, on the peninsula, this is regionwide and it's a good problem to have. >> caltrans says every bridge in the bay area is now carrying more cars than they were this time last year because more people are working. san francisco international, bart and bay area highways are all seeing record traffic. >> and we're seeing some traffic this morning. let's get right to liz with the roads. >> thanks, guys. yeah, we have been watching this breaking news in san
francisco. streets remain blocked along san bruno avenue but we do have some updated information that bank robbery suspect was caught apparently after falling through a roof into somebody's apartment. so we are sending news crews there out there following this story. again, the streets are still blocked. this is san francisco's portola neighborhood. san bruno avenue shut down between silliman street and felton street. muni may still be impacted, line 9 runs in that area along san bruno avenue. bart has more than 40 trains and they are systemwide on time. caltrain and ace look good. i want to update you on other accidents. this one westbound 237 approaching matilda. it was involving a big rig and taxicab. the middle lane remains blocked. but a second accident in sunnyvale this was northbound 101 approaching lawrence expressway. that one is now completely gone out of here. they were able to clear it quickly. out to the bay bridge our delays are definitely building in the far right cash lanes. no metering lights yet at 5:47
this morning. but that could change very quickly. the usual brake lights on 205 and the latest drive time 19 minutes between the wind turbines and 680 and the dublin interchange. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> beautiful summer sunshine the last couple of days and now clouds moving in and a cold front is headed our way could see a couple of raindrops but not just yet. temperatures in the 40s in the north bay valleys. this afternoon much cooler 70s and low 80s well inland. increasing clouds throughout the day today. 60s at the coastline and breezy too. you can see why this cold front headed toward the bay area not the strongest system we have ever seen but pretty impressive for this time of year to roll through. looks like a chance of showers later on this evening and then overnight tonight and into saturday maybe even an isolated
thunderstorm. so things staying unsettled. computer models picking that up. the fog and low clouds to begin with early on today. and they will be on the increase with more mid- to high- level clouds too and then you will see the cold front by about 7:00 in the evening start to show up in the north bay and then overnight tonight starts to spread to the south kind of falling apart as it goes on through but leaving a chance of some scattered showers. so don't be surprised if you actually hear rain out there. temperature-wise, we'll see some 70s and maybe some low 80s well inland, 60s at the coastline. the forecast for the weekend unsettled into the first part of the weekend. by sunday the first day of fall, a return to some dry weather with some partly cloudy skies. and then looks like we'll see some cooler temperatures toward the middle of the next week. time to get up and get ready for school. getting up yet? the not yet. their parents aren't pleasanton middle school in pleasanton. sunshine and passing clouds. lunch. time more clouds. temperatures in the 70s. and maybe some upper 70s by the
final bell. this is the home of the panthers. they have a couple of famous alumni. paula creamer pro golfer very well known, brandon crawford of the san francisco giants. a former alum of pleasanton. how about that? if you would like to nominate your school, go to kpix.com/schoolcast and we would love to put that on the air. >> athletes coming out of that school. >> impressive. >> it is. all right, thank you. >> growing all that sunshine out there. >> yeah. even more security is being considered and dress code in an effort to reduce violence in a san francisco nightclub area. the problems in the north bay broadway corridor including fights, shootings and recent wreck involving a cab and a pedestrian. now, the proposed solution includes more security personnel, more surveillance cameras, and a uniform dress code to be enforced by all the area's clubs. >> like in chicago they make everybody come dressed to impress and everything and it it kind of keeps the riffraff out. >> san francisco's also working with the party bus companies in
an effort to make sure that the area has enough police presence for big groups. well, they are three letters you might see in a text message. >> but usually not on a school t-shirt unless you're walking around this arizona high school. wtf is printed across the school spirit shirts. it's not what you think. the letters stand for we're the falcons. guess who came up with the idea? the principal who is now getting a lot of heat. >> when you look at the dress code it says respect. that's number one. i don't think that is showing respect at all. and he needs to follow the dress code if kids have to follow the dress code. >> there's been no comment from the principal or the school district just yet. it's 9 minutes now before 6:00 on your friday morning. why there are a record number of humpback whales off the california coast right now. >> and it's the great escape. a hidden camera catches a dog risking his neck to break out.
memorial park in coupes there is a chance of showers this weekend temperatures about 70 degrees. >> the ride towards the bay bridge toll plaza on this friday morning, still no metering lights. i think that's going to change here any minute but in the meantime delays mainly in the far right cash lanes. we will have more "timesaver traffic" coming up. 3 humpback whales are swimming in monterey bay. that's prompted the monterey bay national marine sanctuary to issue a warning. stay away from the whales and give them some space. experts say the whales are likely gathering there because current environmental conditions have brought more food to the bay. >> it generally means that the
environment in california is colder, more influenced by water coming down from the gulf of alaska. it's typically high in nutrients and that makes for productive times here. >> the whales will likely start going south to mexico in november. clever dog has found a way to keep from being locked up. >> the dog's name is bandit and like any good bandit it's looking for a way out. its owner set up a laptop to find out how bandit escaped from the kitchen. he climbed over. away he goes! [ laughter ] >> the owner has given up. the dog now has the run of the house. if you can't beat 'em, let 'em do whatever they want. >> clever, though. it's now 5 minutes before 6:00. in the next half hour, going across the golden gate bridge may take a bigger bite out of your wallet. why higher tolls are on the horizon. >> and we're following breaking news in san francisco. police are investigating an attempted burglary. how the suspect tried to get away. ,,
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i was scared. >> 13 people shot in a park on chicago's south side last night including a 3-year-old boy. >> normally we don't call the cops when we hear shots on the streets. i didn't know it was in front of my house and i didn't know my daughter was shot. >> a 10-year-old girl was shot while she sleeps but it's five hours later that her father calls 911. >> it's really a victory not only just forty bet tans but for the people all over the world. >> san leandro city council voted to fly the chinese flag over city hall and then the mayor stepped in. >> oh, wow. on the first? >> people are lining up for the new iphone 5s and 5c coming out today and it takes team work to be at the front of the line. >> good problem to have. >> another day, another morning rush hour. but more cars on the road means more jobs in the bay. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning.
captions by: caption colorado email@example.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. well, good morning. how are you? it is friday, september 20. i'm brian hackney. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. we have breaking news in san francisco. police officers have just reopened several blocks of san bruno avenue in the city's silver terrace neighborhood. they are investigating an attempted bank robbery. about a half hour ago police arrested the suspect following a search of rooftops surrounding a bank of america near silliman street and san bruno avenue. >> and developing news this morning. the house will vote today on a bill to avoid a government shutdown. but it also defunds the affordable care act which means the bill would soon die in the senate. the federal government will run out of money beginning october 1. >> so will people lining up for the nearest iphone. people are lining up outside apple stores to get their hands on the new iphone. this is