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we're waking up to the smell of smoke. hundreds of acres are burning in napa county sending smoke deep into the bay area. >> plus, the wind is blowing. trees and power lines hit the ground overnight. crews work to repair the damage caused across the bay area. >> here's the deal. they have the ability to do it. we know that. the public knows that. now they're very aware. >> bart and the unions reach an agreement on pensions. the fight over salaries continues. and so does the countdown to a strike. >> it wasn't easy but i had to do what i needed to do to feed my son. >> a quarter of california kids live in poverty. but getting food stamps means getting through the paperwork. >> california comes in dead last in food stamp participation. >> you want to see a winning team and oakland is doing it this year. it's great. >> baseball play-offs start tonight.
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the oakland a's fans already have their sights on the world series. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> couture and marleau! captions by: caption colorado >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. hi, everyone. good morning, friday has arrived. it's october 4. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:01. right now, strong winds overnight have been causing a number of problems around the bay area. a large tree was uprooted and fell across a major thoroughfare at masonic and fell streets in san francisco. the tree is about 50 feet long and 20 feet wide. crews were out there to cut the tree up and move it out of the way. all is clear right now. along with all the winds comes high fire danger. we have live team coverage for you today. lawrence is tracking the conditions in the weather center. anne makovec following some fires up in the north bay. but we begin with cate caugiran in the east bay. cate. >> reporter: frank, as you wake
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up this morning, in the east bay you can expect to see some damage like this over here. this is a tree that's been toppled over on to skyline boulevard in oakland. it's not the only one. strong winds have made a mess not to mention started a few fires in this area early this morning. in oakland, the winds were so strong, it knocked this tree on power lines creating sparks that ignited a small fire and firefighters had a tough time getting through the damage because of those gusty winds. pg&e crews had their work could you tell out for them trying to clear up the damage -- had their work cut out for them trying to clear up the damage. it took oakland firefighters 20 minutes to knock it down and small grassfires like this one stir up haunting memories for those who lived in the area in 1991. that's when the infamous oakland hills fire ripped through 1500 acres killing 25 people and injuring 150 others. the conditions then very similar to what we're going to be seeing today. strong winds and low humidity. now, remember, this fire in
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1991 started from a completely extinguished fire that reignited. other fires that we're seeing this morning, this one over in martinez, this is at the sorrow refinery tesoro refinery. we are waiting for details on how this fire started. unfortunately, it's going to be like this throughout the day firefighters on high alert because of the strong winds in the east bay and also because of the red flag warning not just here but also in the north bay, where my colleague anne makovec is. >> reporter: the strong winds blowing smoke all over the area. there is a fire that is burning in north napa county and people were reporting smelling smoke from that fire as far south as san francisco. if you take a look at twitter, people were talking about all night long. blown by these winds that we have been seeing for several hours. this fire has burned about 500 acres in napa county. >> it's primarily burning in
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grass along the eastern shore of lake berryessa. >> reporter: it started at about 8:30 last night pushed to the south by strong winds. >> a rapid rate of spreading with spotting. >> reporter: a real challenge for cal fire overnight. >> during daylight hours -- [ signal breakup ] >> reporter: and the cause of that fire is still under investigation. right now live in san rafael, anne makovec, kpix 5. fire danger going to be very dangerous conditions over the next couple of days as the weather just ripe for any of the fires outside. if they do start. so be very, very careful. the winds whipping around the bay area right now. want to take you to our mount vaca cam. they are at 3,000 feet. you get across some of the peaks anywhere above 1,000 feet, we have red flag warnings posted. you see those winds whipping around there. we have had some strong gusts already to 54 miles per hour in the oakland hills. 36 in fairfield. 32 in the napa valley. 26 in livermore. and 24 miles per hour in concord. red flag warnings posted above
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1,000 feet where some of those strong gusty winds are expected. not only that, but we have some very low humidity, less than 20% in some spots. so the fire danger going to stay elevated. but if you lining the beautiful weather, boy, what a nice start to the day if you like the beautiful weather. temperatures mainly in the 60s now. by this afternoon, we could see some 70s right out toward the beaches. we'll have more on that in a moment. let's check the roads with liza battalones. >> good morning, everybody. the backups are growing now over at the bay bridge toll plaza with delays extending close to the 880 overcrossing. it's still wide open though for the fastrak lanes. and soon bay bridge officials will switch on the metering lights. so expect a minor delay leaving oakland now. it's certainly delayed for 580 because of late roadwork. westbound 580 approaching hopyard in pleasanton crews are re-opening that right-hand lane so traffic is backed up from airway in livermore. and the highway 4 commute you're going to see some slow traffic just through antioch once you head into pittsburg and concord traffic does okay. the san mateo bridge is windy
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out there. strong wind advisories in place for bay area bridges. highway 92 looking good in terms of delays. it's very light traffic now leaving hayward heading into foster city. that's a look at friday traffic. now to frank. thank you. 6:06 now. new details on that wild car chase and shooting at the nation's capital. the mother of a connecticut woman killed by police says her daughter had postpartum depression. police say 34-year-old miriam carey set off a high-speed car chase in washington, d.c. yesterday afternoon after she tried to breach a barrier at the white house. the car sped down pennsylvania avenue towards the capitol putting the building in lockdown. and now police are looking for clues as to why she did it. >> they learned from her computer, from her notes or from anything else, something that could give them a window as to a motive behind her behavior. >> a toddler in carey's car was unharmed. the child was taken into protective custody. happening today, the man believed to be behind a
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worldwide drug trafficking site is due in court. was arrested at the glen park library in san francisco on tuesday. he is accused of creating an online marketplace called silk road. investigators say the site sold an array of illegal drugs including heroin, cocaine and lsd. ross ulbricht is also accused of hiring a hit man to kill a witness. opening statements start today in the trial against the teen accused of stealing guy fieri's lamborghini. 19-year-old max wade pled not guilty to charges of vehicle theft and attempted murder. detectives tracked tide a storage locker in richmond -- wade to a storage locker in richmond where they found the sports car. he is also accused of trying to kill two people in mill valley last year. today a federal judge in san jose will hearing arguments as the mlb attempts to throw out a lawsuit. the city is suing the mlb over its refusal to make a decision on the oakland a's plan to build a ballpark downtown. the san francisco giants say they have territorial rights to san jose and don't want the a's
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moving there. this all comes as a's fans prepare for game 1 of the play- offs in oakland this evening. >> you just get more and more people to get involved and get excited. and i think you see more oakland a's caps on the street just like with the giants. you see those things. >> games 1 and 2 against the tigers in oakland are sold out. but there are a few tickets still available for the fifth and deciding game if the series goes the distance. remember, first pitch is at 6:30 tonight. negotiations between bart and its labor unions are expected to pick up this morning. but time is running out. two sides have until midnight thursday of next week to reach an agreement. that's when that cooling-off period will be completed. negotiations went on all day yesterday. unions presented their third off of the cooldown period but the two sides are far apart. union leaders telling kpix 5 it's the bart board that's making things difficult. >> we don't want a strike.
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i don't think you've heard any union representative say that they wanted a strike. this situation has been perpetrated by the district's lack of action and seriousness and bargaining in bad faith. >> we know riders are getting frustrated. a new survey says 63% of bay area residents want unions to take bart's offer. here's what the unions are asking for, too. a three-year deal with a 3.75% raise the first two years, a 4% raise in the final year. bart is offering a four-year deal with annual 2.5% raises each year. coming up at 6:09, open enrollment for the federal government's affordable care act is confusing. how scam artists are taking advantage of people trying to sign up. also -- >> who is the real voice of siri? >> she talked to millions of people navigating answering tough questions. today we meet the woman behind the voice. >> a very mild start to the
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day. the winds are kicking up. the fire danger is high. we'll have a look at your weekend forecast coming up. >> and it's rush hour now over at the bay bridge toll plaza where delays extend to the 880 overcrossing. i'll have details on this and more friday traffic for you still ahead. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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authorities say they're on the public open enrollment for obamacare has brought out the scam artists. authorities say they are capitalizing on the public's confusion. the better business bureau says, it's hearing that people are getting phone calls from people claiming to be from the federal government wanting personal and financial information for affordable care act cards, which don't exist. >> emails that appear to be from your exchange or some government official, you open them, you click on a link, and
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that could install malware on your computer or take you to a bogus exchange site. >> the bureau says don't let anyone pressure you. coverage under the exchanges won't begin until january 1 and enrollment is open until march 31. obamacare is trending right now along with tropical storm karen. the gulf coast is bracing for the potential hurricane as waves pick up. sinead o'connor wrote an open letter to miley cyrus. this one my favorite tgif, thank goodness it's friday and siri is trending. that's because for the first time we are learning who the woman behind the voice is. susan bennett says she is the voice of apple's virtual assistant. and apple is not commenting. >> she had to do a lot of voiceover work, i guess. i could do that. >> i know. >> all right. to needs a resume' when you have a viral video?
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>> marina's creative resignation from a taiwanese animation company got 13 million views on youtube. take a look. ♪[ music ] >> the interpreter danced to kanye west's gone. queen lateefah offered her a job as digital content producer on her website. she accepted. well low, of course. right? >> that is hilarious. >> get a job from youtube. >> creative. >> she had some moves kind of like frank. he was dancing like that earlier. >> don't say that. i know what's coming. all right. we are going to talk about the friday commute where everything is as it should be. especially south bay freeways. it's normally slow leaving morgan hill into san jose. a briefly delay. 280 is also moving at the limit towards busy downtown san jose. as we check on the bay bridge commute, the metering lights are on. so traffic is backed up at the
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bay bridge toll plaza from beyond the 880 overcrossing. you pass all this and traffic picks up across the bridge heading into san francisco. we do have late roadwork which has caused some delays on 580 in the westbound direction. crews are re-opening one lane of traffic approaching the pleasanton area near hopyard. so it's going to be slow from the livermore valley area. now, highway 4, that's definitely crowded this morning leaving antioch down to 10 miles per hour. but you pass "a" street traffic does okay through pittsburg into concord. now, the bridge commute san mateo bridge still holding steady with no big delays there. just remember that the chp has issued high wind advisories for some of the bridges so give yourself some extra time if you plan to make it across one of the bridges. again, light traffic for the san mateo span. that's traffic. here's lawrence. >> thank you so much, liza. we have a lot of sunshine coming our way. the winds whipping up already in spots. temperatures mild, fire danger high. that's our big concern. but this is that time of year where it's typical we get those
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offshore winds blowing making for beautiful days. just got to be careful. warmer today for everybody. wind advisory until this afternoon. those winds will slowly decrease as we head throughout the weekend but leaving behind lots of warm temperatures. high pressure building in nicely now. we have a strong offshore wind developing. 50 miles per hour across the mountaintops. fire danger high above 1,000 feet. red flag warnings through tomorrow. then those winds begin to subside. this morning it is breezy to windy in spots early on probably going to see wind peak about the middle of the morning to 27 miles per hour in half moon bay and santa rosa and also into the napa valley stronger over the mountaintops. then in the afternoon and evening, these winds start to subside and decrease. so i think we are looking at a nice weekend. looks like temperatures are really going to climb today to about 84 degrees in santa clara, 83 in sunnyvale, about 76 degrees today and beautiful at the coastline and pacifica and half moon bay. boy, this is that beautiful beach time of weather. temperatures in the 80s in some
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of the valleys. and as you make your way into san francisco today, 77 degrees. 73 in daly city. about 78 at stinson beach. next couple of days we are going to warm those temperatures up. what a beautiful fall weekend but be careful, fire danger is staying elevated. looks like we'll cool things down with more clouds toward the middle of the week. >> i'm heading to the coast this weekend. how about you? >> i think so. that's the place to be. >> looks like it. >> i'm staying here. >> sorry, frank. [ laughter ] it is play-off time. the oakland a's fans are already hoping to bring home another world series title. coming up the a's success help keep the team in oakland? we'll go live to the coliseum coming up. >> i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, giants fans are not going to be happy with the beginning of baseball play- offs. and the puck drops for the opening night at the tank. coming up. >> closed captioning brought to you by: sleep train mattress centers. save up to 35% on a huge selection of clearance
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time for the play-offs! we have some great weather if you want to go to the oakland a's and the detroit tigers tonight. 6:30, clear and mild, get this, temperatures liza in the mid- 70s! >> wahoo! we like that. we are going to talk about the 880 commute where there's an accident being cleared from lanes southbound 880 approaching 66th avenue. we'll have details on this and more on your friday drive still ahead. good morning, everybody. it is that time of year once again when hockey fans in the bay area say to themselves, this is the year. the sharks will win the stanley cup. the quest began last night at the tank. patrick marleau 16th year with san jose on opening night. down 1-0 at the one. sharks go to burns with the wrist shot. then justin braun shoots one through traffic finds the back of the net and the sharks lead 2-1. we got some extra insurance added in the third. logan couture with the steal zips the path to marleau who makes it 3-1 and then 18 seconds later wingo scores and a little pain to go with it. sharks win 4-1.
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dodgers game one kershaw dealt for l.a. 7 innings, 12 strikeouts. braves fans shaking their heads. gonzalez yard to deep center feel. dodgers take game one on the road against atlanta. they win 6-1. meanwhile fans in st. louis making all the noise last night. the former giants carlos beltran continues to get it done in the post-season three- run shot giving the cards a 3-0 lead. they win it over the pirates by a final count of 9-1. don't forget the oakland a's play tonight against the detroit tigers in game 1 of the divisional series of the american league. that's it. i'm dennis o'donnell. we'll see you tonight. fewer athletes are quicker than hockey goaltenders as you can see from our play of the day. pittsburgh's goalie mark --
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marc-andre fleury had to reach behind his self to get the puck. beautiful! penguins beat the jersey devils 3-0 for our play of the day. got it, nice grab. well, there is a grassroots movement among sports fans in the east bay to try and keep their professional teams from moving out of oakland. >> yes. this comes as the a's are about to begin a play-off series at the oakland coliseum. and joining us now live from outside the stadium is chris dobbins of save oakland sports. good morning again. >> good morning. frank and michelle, thank you for having me on. >> all right. well, talk about your movement and what's been done so far. >> save oakland sports is committed -- a collection of fans, business leaders, commute leaders, political leaders, all trying to keep the oakland a's, raiders and golden state warriors here in the east bay in oakland. we are one of a number of groups trying to do the same thing. we feel that because of the history here, because this is
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the prime location for transportation, the population center of the bay area is in the east bay and we have the great weather. you can see, that's why oakland is the best choice for all three teams to stay here in oakland. >> all right, chris. we love your tie, by the way. go a's! [ laughter ] >> go a's, beat the tigers. >> how excited are you? because as the a's do well and the raiders and the warriors, that keeps your cause in the forefront. i'm just curious how the a's feel about what you folks are doing. >> well, you know, again we are trying to work with the a's. as you heard this week, mayor quan announced there's a lot of investment that's potentially going to be at this site. she also announced a rally the other day that there's going to be potentially some more investment coming into the downtown potential ballpark waterfront sight. as mayor quan said there's two great sites for the oakland a's so we just want the a's to realize that, you know, their fans are here, their history since '68 has been here. we think this is the best spot for the a's and we can't wait to get the shovels in the
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ground. >> all right. well, good luck tonight, chris dobbins. have a great weekend. >> go, a's! >> enjoy the game, chris. hope you got a good seat. >> thank you. thank you. all right! >> love the tie. >> bet he doesn't have a tie on tonight, though. good stuff, chris. thanks. it is now 6:26. coming up, congress can't seem to agree on a budget as we head into day 4 of the partial government shutdown. but the parties are finding some common ground. the proposal that could mean some federal workers will actually get paid. >> fire danger very high in the bay area right now. a wildfire in napa county spread smoke all across the area up to 100 miles away. we'll take a look at the flames coming up next. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. firefighters have had their hands full with several small fires that sparked overnight. but we'll tell you why they are not in the clear just yet. >> traffic slow now over at the bay bridge toll plaza. i'll have details with traffic in a few minutes. >> it is starting out nice and clear and warm too this morning. firefighters are watching out for hot spots after a fire broke out at lake berryessa last night. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is live in san rafael and smoke from that fire has creeped into the bay area. >> reporter: yeah. people were reporting smelling smoke from this fire up to 100 miles away in san francisco. in fact, they were sending out tweets all night long about thick smoke being seen and smelled in the city of san francisco. and basically it was pushed by the strong winds we have been seeing all night. this fire has burned about 500
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acres in napa county. >> it's primarily burning in grass along the eastern shore of lake berryessa. >> reporter: it started about 8:30 last night pushed to the south by strong winds. >> a rapid rate spread with spotting. >> reporter: a real challenge for cal fire overnight. >> during daylight hours we would have had aircraft response. >> reporter: it's burning on federal property in the putah canyon recreation area, not threatening campgrounds but has burned day use park space. it's primarily under control, a reminder of how quickly things can spread. firefighters call it -- >> a critical time for fire control and fire behavior for us in the north half of the state of california. >> reporter: and the cause of that fire is still under investigation. live in san rafael, anne makevoc, kpix 5. i'm cate caugiran live in oakland, where overnight strong winds have caused quite a mess like this over here.
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take a look. this is a tree that's blocking a few lanes of skyline boulevard, not to mention these winds started a few fires early this morning. in oakland, the strong gusts blue this tree on a power line creating sparks that started a grass fire just around 11:00 last night. it took firefighters about 20 minutes to knock it down. but the thing is small grassfires like these stir up old memories for those who lived in the area in 1991 and that's when the infamous oakland hills fire ripped through about 1500 acres killing 25 people and injuring about 150 others. the conditions then very similar to what we are going to see today. that strong wind and the combination of strong winds and low humidity. now, that fire in 1991 started from a completely extinguished fire that reignited. another fire that was going on this morning was one in martinez. this is at the tesoro refinery. you can see the orange glow
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from the flames. we are still waiting for details on hour this fire started. we know that firefighters will have their hands full today because the high wind advisories and red flag warnings will be continuing today. live in oakland, cate caugiran, kpix 5. i know lawrence touched on it, but those winds are just not helping. >> no. they are whipping around the bay area. this is typical of this time of year. we get those offshore wind making for beautiful weather but the fire danger is elevated. out the door, those winds kicking up a bit and that means we have some very mild conditions even warm in spots. but you're looking at some of those winds northeasterly at 7 miles per hour in freeway, 25 miles per hour in fairfield even stronger over some of the mountaintops up to 50 miles per hour across the mountains. dry winds blowing this morning. red flag warnings will stay in effect until 6:00 tomorrow morning. i think that's when those winds will subside. looks like those offshore winds also bringing some very low humidity down less than 20%. so this is a little more serious fire conditions
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compared to the last time we had this event. nonetheless, looks like we are in for a very nice weekend. we'll have more on that in a moment. le. >> good morning, everybody. we have slow traffic over at the bay bridge toll plaza. it took a while but traffic is now backed up from beyond the 880 overcrossing with those metering lights on. 880 close by in the oakland area there's an accident clearing approaching high street. that accident happened in the southbound direction but both ways 880 look good between oakland and hayward. expect a backup at 4. sensors show traffic down to 12 miles per hour. westbound heavy leaving antioch to pittsburg but picks up as you make that curve towards 680. very light traffic through contra costa county southbound 680 moving at the limit -- near the limit between 242 and the walnut creek interchange. mass transit has been looking good this morning. still no delays for the bart system. that's traffic. now to news. 6:34 now. and right now lawmakers on
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capitol hill are preparing to vote to give back pay to some 800,000 employees all furloughed by the partial federal government shutdown. and the house plans to vote to restore federal funding to some agencies and some programs. still there is no end in sight to the shutdown with no one budging on obamacare. >> we should sit down and have a discussion. but because there is an insistence on no negotiations, no talking, my way or the highway, we are here. >> congress has to pass a budget that funds our government with no partisan strings attached! >> the shutdown has prompted the president to cancel his trip to asia that was planned for next week. instead, secretary of state john kerry will make that trip. government shutdown is having a ripple effect too. some mom and pop stores in oakland are among small businesses taking a hit. >> it's a nightmare. for me, it's a nightmare. >> uncle willie's barbecue was empty yesterday at lunchtime.
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it's near oakland's federal building. the restaurant relies heavily on business from thousands of people who work there. some business owners say sales are down 50% this week, and they have had to send some employees home, as well. closure at yosemite national park is now complete. all visitors were out by 3:00 yesterday afternoon. the park is putting more than 600 workers on furlough during the closure. a redwood city high school student faces life in prison after a jury convicted him of trying to rape a teacher. david velazquez is in jail on a $1 million bail. officers say the 21-year-old grabbed his teacher in the parking lot of summit preparatory charter high school in january. the teacher screamed at him and ran away. velazquez will be sentenced on november 8. in other headlines around the bay, several children were hurt after a school bus crashed into a pickup truck in san jose. it happened on 28th and julian streets yesterday. the bus struck the back of the pickup as it made a left turn. the pickup then spun out of
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control and hit an suv. three kids on the bus and the suv driver suffered minor injuries. hardly strictly bluegrass is bringing some big names to golden gate park in san francisco this weekend. today's headliners include bonnie raitt and connor owe better. performers including boz skaggs, elvin bishop and steve martin. of course the a's are begin a play-off series at the coliseum. this is the second year the a's met the tigers in the american league divisional series. tigers won last year. tigers won in 2006, a's won way back in '72 before they went on to win the world series that year. the first of three in a row. that was one of six world series the a's have played since moving to oakland in '68. they won four of them most recently of course the earthquake interrupted series of 1989 when they swept the san
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francisco giants. go, a's. whoa! >> when you get bullied as a child you feel miserable and unwanted. >> this is a winning anti- bullying video from last year and the bye-bye bullying contest is back on this year. san francisco middle and high school students have until november 8 to enter a cyber bullying video contest. the grand prize $250 gift certificate from zen desk and a signed baseball from the giants. good morning! john boehner or barack obama? who is really calling the shots in washington? we break it down with willie brown. that is, if we can get him here on time. after all, it is a partial shutdown. coming up on kpix 5. >> barack obama? and the market just opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's get a quick look at the early numbers. it's a mixed bag this morning. coming up, we'll get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. female announcer: closed captioning female announcer: brought to you by sleep train mattress centers.
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documentation of child care expenses. calfresh is allowing application off site so people can sign up at food banks and go home with food at the same time. as more internet companies set up shop here in san francisco, long-time small businesses are getting priced out of some of the neighborhoods. that's forcing them to either leave town completely or move to higher crime parts of san francisco that are more affordable. many small business owners have set up shop in the tenderloin but even that neighborhood is seeing signs of new development. >> i have no desire to redefine the tenderloin. that's going to happen regardless of what we do. >> we need to survive and a place to work. >> some business owners that spoke with pixie they are fortunate to have multi--- that spoke with kpix 5 say that they are fortunate to have multi- year leases so they can stay longer. major stock averages for the week are unlikely to recover. here's kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks to chat about it. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, frank and michelle.
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twitter certainly doesn't have to worry about moving out of its high-priced digs in san francisco. the company revealing plans to raise $1 billion in its upcoming ipo which many expect to happen before thanksgiving. we also have a look into the financial numbers. had more than $250 million in revenue in the first half of the year. that more than doubled from the same period a year ago. something that's key as far as investors are concerned, 65% of its revenue came from mobile advertisers. twitter also had 218 million active monthly users. that was an increase of 44% from a year earlier but the growth rate is starting to slow down. facebook has quite a few more users than that. about 1 billion. also saying it's going to start showing ads on instagram in the next couple of months. this has been expected since facebook bought the popular site over a year ago for $1 billion. no monthly jobs report today because of the government shutdown. so the market is continuing along dealing with a shutdown and the upcoming debt ceiling
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deadline. it's been a roughly couple of days. let's see how things are going in the early offing. right now the market is pretty well mixed. the dow is down 12. nasdaq up 3. s&p down a fraction. facebook shares are up by 1.5%. michelle and frank, back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. have a great weekend. >> reporter: you, too. let's check the roads with liza. how's it looking? >> pretty good. still "friday light" for many areas and the weather is affecting traffic especially if you plan on making your way across a bridge. we have high wind advisories in place for the richmond/san rafael bridge. this is it right here where traffic still doing okay for the drive out of marin county approaching richmond. there's also a high wind advisory in place for the bay bridge toll plaza, where the metering lights are on and traffic is backed up from the foot of the maze. southbound right here at the golden gate, traffic is still looking okay approaching southern marin approaching san francisco. just a heads up for this week. we are expecting heavier-than- usual traffic in the city. we have the hardly strictly
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bluegrass all weekend at golden gate park. also the castro street fair this sunday. so expect delays heading to and through the city this weekend. san mateo bridge looking good westbound traffic fine approaching the toll plaza. and the silicon valley, you will see a little bit of slow traffic north 101 approaching and passing the 280/680 interchange. the rest of the south bay good no problems for 280 approaching downtown. even mass transit is a great option with no delays for the bart system. that's friday traffic. here's larry. >> all right, liza. we have some gusty winds developing around the bay area especially over the mountaintops. the fire danger going to be running high. red flag warnings are up above 1,000 feet. still, down below, a lot of sunshine coming coming and what a beautiful day it's going to be. warmer all the way to the coastline. in fact, expecting some 70s right out toward the beaches. now, over the weekend there will be less wind but still, staying very nice outside as high pressure is going to build right into overhead but right now, as it slides in we are getting a northerly component to the wind and that's that dry wind. so the fire danger going to
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stay elevated. it will be windy throughout the morning hours. then it looks like those winds will start to subside a little bit toward the afternoon. computer models picking up on it this morning. the breeze blowing outside in spots. we'll pick up through the middle of the morning. 27 miles an hour in napa. about 25 in half moon bay. about 25 as you make your way into santa rosa but by the afternoon you notice things begin to calm down a little bit as it looks like high pressure going to slide more overhead. so as we head in toward the weekend, those winds calm down. a lot of sunshine and some warm temperatures left behind. numbers running into the 70s even out at the beaches today should be a beautiful day. 80s in the bay. and 80s in the valleys. next couple of days, what a gorgeous fall weekend. just be careful outside. fire danger running high. and then it looks like those temperatures starting to cool down. more clouds on the way as we head in toward the middle of the week of. time for your schoolcast today. this one coming from hoover elementary school in palo alto. morning bell, you have clear skies, a little windy out there at times. temperatures in the 70s though by the middle of the day. some 80s as we head in toward the afternoon. and a very famous person went
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to hoover elementary school. now who that is, right, michelle? >> jeremy lin. >> jeremy lin a famous basketball player. that is right. a graduate of hoover elementary school. thanks for sending that in. if you would like to nominate your school, go to you are very nommable, michelle. >> i am. good thing you told me the answer an hour ago. [ laughter ] >> we set that up. [ laughter ] >> but she remembered it. >> yes. [ laughter ] >> who does he play for? okay. >> come on. [ laughter ] >> i'm sorry. 6:48 now. the blame game continues on capitol hill as the rest of the country deals with a partial government shutdown. >> for more on the budget talks between the democrats and the republicans, kpix 5 political insider phil matier and former mayor willie brown join us. >> good morning. what are you laughing at? >> i'm laughing at the fact that this poor speaker, can you imagine? >> john bainer. >> if you were in charge and you got some guy from texas in the senate actually running your house. that's bad news. >> how did boehner wind up in such a mess? >> when ted cruz decided to
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chart a course of action to get himself some prominence for his candidacy for the president on the republican side of the aisle, he had to do something. after all, there was a person who did it before him and got great press for it. the senator from kentucky, rand paul. so cruz came up with this brilliant idea in his mind. he had no way, however, of figuring out how to get out of it. i don't think he even thought they were take it. but they did. and now fight's on. >> it is really interesting. how much longer do you think this partial shutdown goes? >> i think it will go for quite a while. i don't think that the republicans have any exit strategy. i think there is another deadline on october 17 for the debt ceiling. i think all of this is just a way in which it's leaderless on the republican side of the aisle and the democrats are enjoying every second of it because they know at some point, it's got to break. >> it's got to break. which way does it break?
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>> it's going to break, in my opinion, in favor of the american people. we are going to eliminate the shutdown. and believe me, better to vote ultimately. all our good president has to do is have nerve enough to just go ahead and keep paying the bills and let the republicans sue him for the paying of the bills. >> i'm not sure -- >> that would be a great opportunity. and that's the advice i'm giving you, mr. obama. [ laughter ] >> are you listening, frank? >> yes. >> oh, yeah. >> what about public sentiment? who is winning, who is losing? >> well, as of the moment, the public is fully of the opinion that the entire congress is a mess because people aren't being paid, alcatraz is closed. the smithsonian isn't open. healthcare isn't being provided for some people. i think, however, that the blame is directly on the republicans in the minds of the public for the moment. in may not stay there. but -- it may not stay there, but that's where it is for the
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moment. >> i found it interesting when we're talking about the government shutdown, hey, i don't feel it too much. i want going to alcatraz this week. but i was also thinking, think about the poor people who woke up and found themselves being, you know, determined to be nonessential. [ laughter ] >> they got sent home. by way, we really don't need you. >> but phil, you know, in this shutdown, so to speak, congressional salaries are not touched. >> i noticed that. >> that's fabulous! >> what? >> wait a minute. [ laughter ] >> way. >> wait, wait. from the standpoint of if you are working as hard as the congress people work, there isn't any reason why nor should anyone else not take whatever they are working for. >> if you are working as hard as the congress is working, i don't think you should get anything. >> you're saying they areth essential. >> they are. what you get out of this mess is they stay there and work. >> that's true. >> i think they ought to just
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stay there. back to you. >> out now. >> phil matier, mayor brown, thank you so much. a huge fire in the north bay is pushing smoke for about 100 miles to the south. coming up we'll take a look at the flames. >> and we're live in oakland where strong winds have sparked fires up in the hills. we'll tell you the conditions that will have firefighters on high alert today. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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connecticut home linked to e woman killed during a high d chase outside the u.s. capil yesterday. police say miriam carey...a dental hygenist.. was drivi police are searching a connecticut home linked to the woman killed at the capitol yesterday. police say miriam carey a dental hygienist was driving a black sedan when she struck a barricade outside the white
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house and sped toward the capitol. officers killed her. a one-year-old child was not hurt. government shutdown now in its fourth day and republicans are standing their ground when it comes to obamacare. they say any new funding bill needs to include changes to the affordable care act. treasury secretary jack lew says the country will run out of money on october 17. and the gulf coast is bracing for a potential hurricane. tropical storm karen is still more than 400 miles south of the mississippi river with sustained winds of 65 miles per hour. waves are already picking up along the alabama shoreline and gulf coast residents are stocking up on supplies. yes. it appears to be raining. >> and we are learning the voice of siri is actually the voice of this woman, susan bennett. she says she didn't know the recording she did back in 2005 would be used as apple's answer woman. she says a friend recognized her voice. no comment from apple. and the cyber attack has exposed financial information
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of almost 3 million adobe customers. the san jose-based software maker says a hacker accessed customer names with debt and credit card numbers. adobe is resetting the passwords. i'm anne makovec live in san rafael where people have been reporting smelling smoke from a wildfire that has been burning about 70 miles away. let's take a look at these flames burning near lake berryessa overnight near the eastern shore. that's up in napa county. it's already burned about 500 acres after the fire broke out at about 8:30 last night and spread quickly pushed to the south by strong winds. it is burning through mainly grassy areas on federal property. it's not threatening any campgrounds but it has burned some day use park space in the putah canyon recreation area. firefighters are keeping a close eye on that area today even though they have it mainly contained. there is concern about the hot spots igniting weapon these windy conditions we have been
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seeing. live in san rafael, anne makovec, kpix 5. i'm cate caugiran live in oakland, where the strong winds here in the east bay have toppled over trees like this one here along skyline boulevard and also sparked a small grass fire here overnight. oakland firefighters say the winds knocked over this tree on power lines igniting the flames. firefighters got the call around 11:00 last night and that's when those strong gusts started to pick up here in the east bay. we know it took firefighters about 20 minutes to knock it out and then pg&e crews came in and tried to clear the area of any damage or clear the area of any danger from the damage as well as those downed power lines. we are hearing that there are more downed trees like this here in the east bay so firefighters will have their hands full today because that red flag warning and those strong winds will be in effect throughout the morning. reporting live in oakland, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> and those wind-swept skies looking nice and clear all the way to the coastline. still seeing some gusty winds over 50 miles per hour over some of the mountaintops. temperatures now very, very
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mild to warm. 67 degrees in oakland. 66 santa rosa. 63 degrees in san jose. by the afternoon, sunshine all the way to the coastline. fire danger high so be careful. but wow, it's going to look beautiful at the beaches. 70s along the coast 80s inland and inside the bay. next couple of days those winds calm down but the beautiful weather sticking around for the weekend. looks like we'll cool off with partly cloudy skies toward the middle of next week. and we're looking at major problems right now for 580 in oakland where a pedestrian has been hit and now a four-car accident major injuries and just one lane open east 580 at fruitvale. long delays approaching the scene. if you plan on driving through oakland, take south 880 as your alternate. definitely avoid 580. we'll have another update on this with our next traffic report at 7:26. as we move on to the bay bridge commute, metering lights are on. traffic is backed up from the 880 overcrossing. the big a's game tonight. 6:30. captions by: caption colorado
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