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taken risks... and lived in a state of "what if?"... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at or call 1-800-752-6631. issued for a two- week-old boy... taken by his father... who s threatened to harm the babye suspect's cell phone shows s he's on the run. good aft a statewide amber alert is issued for a boy taken by his father who threatened to harm his baby. the suspect's cell phone shows signs they're on the run. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in sunnyvale where the baby was last seen. police are worried for the baby's safety, anne.
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>> reporter: yeah. the baby last seen, taken from this apartment on helen eve in sunnyvale. the baby's father took him out and was going to run some errands and some after sent a text to the baby's mother saying they were leaving for good and if anybody called the cops the baby would be hurt. this is two-week-old henry guler-romero the subject of a statewide amber alert. police say his father mesut guler left the apartment he shared with the baby's mother around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. >> and shortly thereafter, sent her text messages saying he had taken the child. >> reporter: and that he was planning to move the child out of state. >> he indicated to her that if the police were involved, he would cause harm to himself and the child. >> reporter: the mother called police at 10:30 last night. the amber alert was issued and broadcast statewide. since then the suspect's phone has been tracked to san diego. >> the wife told us he has friends in mexico, which led you see to believe he would be head he had in that direction. >> reporter: guler is turkish,
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22 years old, about 6 feet, 120 pounds. police say he had a recurring argument with the baby's mother about wanting to move back to new york. police think he is driving a 2004 gmc envoy similar to this one, california license 6hil892, with a large american eagle decal on the rear window. >> we immediately notified the border patrol of the license plate, vehicle description and his description. we don't believe he crossed the border at this time. >> reporter: so of police have been unwilling -- so far police have been unwilling to discuss any criminal history he may have had. anne makovec, kpix 5. in less than an hour, san francisco authorities are expected to release details on their investigation into the patient found dead in a hospital stairwell. questions are also being raised about a potential witness being sought in the case. that witness reportedly told a
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hospital worker that he saw 57- year-old lynne spalding lying in the stairwell days before she was found. an attorney in the case wonders if that man even exists. san jose state university slashing $4 million out of its spring semester budget meaning dozens of classes are being cut in almost every department. students will have a very difficult time now getting classes and if they do get into the classrooms, they will be packed. school officials telling kpix 5 the university has been trying to cut spending for two years. >> this is not easy. this is not anything -- this is not something anyone wants to do, but we need to spend within the confines of our budget that we are going to meet. so we'll look at all our options. >> they have cut enough already. it's just more stuff they are trying to cut making the window of opportunity a little smaller. >> san jose state was initially supposed to cut almost $16 million in classes and programs this year but that number came down significantly after voters passed prop 30 to end school budget cuts. a plan to build expensive
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condos on san francisco's waterfront won't be happening now that the voters have rejected it. 62% voted no on prop b and stopped the plan for the 8 washington development. voters also rejected a related measure, prop c, which would have allowed taller buildings at the location. environmentalists and affordable housing advocates strongly opposed that plan. in sunnyvale, voters approved stricter gun control laws. measure c requires gun owners now to report a loss or theft of a weapon to police within two days. firearms will have to be locked up when not in the owner's direct possession. and ammo magazines that hold more than 10 rounds will be banned in the city. the nra will sue to stop it. president obama heads to dallas today to promote the affordable care act. lawmakers on capitol hill are pressing his administration over the website's shortcomings. as mall of america reports, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius -- as danielle nottingham reports, health and human services
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secretary kathleen sebelius reports the site made big improvements. >> reporter: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is facing another congressional grilling answering more questions about the troubled rollout of >> this is unacceptable. it has been disappointing to hear members of the administration say they didn't see the problems coming. >> reporter: today she focused on improvements. sebelius says technicians are making progress every day. >> in the first few weeks after launched, users had to wait an average of eight seconds for pages to load. today, it typically takes less than a second. >> reporter: democrats are expressing their concern about the troubled website while republicans argue the problem with the new health care law go deeper. one of the biggest issues is the security of private information consumers have to enter on the website. >> not only can millions of americans not log into the website successfully; but those who have actually succeeded could not find themselves at the miles an hour -- could now
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find themselves at the mercy of identity thieves. >> reporter: the obama administration promises to release enrollment figures next week but a house committee issued a subpoena to get the subpoena by this friday. danielle nottingham, cbs news, capitol hill. >> the head of the senate finance committee democrat max baucus told sebelius back in april he saw the affordable care act as a huge train wreck. a fund is collecting money to help a man pay medical bills after being set on fire on an ac transit bus. 18-year-old high school senior sasha fleischman was sleeping on the bus monday evening and woke up to found his clothes in flames. police used surveillance images from the bus and talked to a number of witnesses to finally arrest the 16-year-old suspect. he was escorted to jail right from class at oakland high. fleischman is listed in stable condition. eight people are homeless in san francisco after a fire gutted through this outer richmond building. the two-alarm fire started before 4:00 this morning. flames quickly spread to the
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roof. that building has homes, retailtions and a church. everyone -- retail shops and a church. everyone got out safely. parks in san francisco will soon be off limits overnight. the board of supervisors voted yesterday to shut them down between midnight and 5 a.m. supporters say it will reduce vandalism and illegal dumping. but homeless advocates say it will displace thousands of people who sleep at parks. it could take at least a month for the new law to take effect. a locker room fight at cal sent a freshman runningback to the hospital. it happened on friday between players who don't travel with the team. 18-year-old fabiano hale received stitches and was treated for a concussion. the university says it's cooperating with the investigation by campus police. and for the first time, the miami dolphin accused of bullying a rookie teammate says the scandal will blow over. >> what do you have to say about the storm you're in? >> you know what? i'm just trying to wet storm right now. and, uhm, this will pass. >> incognito appears calm and
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collected talking to reporters, much different from some newly released video of of the lineman recorded inside a bar. [ screaming and cursing ] >> tmz got there video showing incognito and a profanity-laced tirade shouting racial slurs in a bar with teammates earlier this year. he is accused of bullying a stanford grad jonathan martin who had a breakdown and quit the team. incognito is indefinitely suspended by the dolphins in the wake of the allegations which by the way he denies. growing backlash against a major retailer for its thanksgiving plans. why so many shoppers are outraged. >> and they may look like cuddly house cats but these hybrid pets are anything but. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the kpix 5 weather center. some sunshine a few clouds outside. how long will that last? plus, a super typhoon headed for the philippines. we'll take a look coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it is wednesday, we're halfway through the workweek. take a look at the dow right now. it is up in a big way, 119 and a little bit of change there. thousands of shoppers are not happy with kmart right now. the retailer has announced it will open at 6 a.m. on thanksgiving day and stay open for 41 straight hours. people have taken the social media -- taken to social media accusing the company of being heartless and greedy by not allow its employees to spend the day with their family. toys 'r us will also be open during dinnertime on thanksgiving. the toy retailer will open at 5 p.m. three hours earlier than last year. republican chris christie has earned another four-year term as governor of new jersey.
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he easily won re-election over democratic challenger barbara bruono. christ any managed to get more than 60% of the vote this is democratic leaning state. it was a tighter governor's race in virginia where democrat terry mcauliffe beat condition ken cuccinelli by less than 3%. terry is former head of the dnc. the big apple will have its first democratic mayor in two decades. bill de blasio romped over republican joe lhota in yesterday's election. de blasio will replace republican-turned-independent michael bloomberg stepping down after three four-year terms. the new jersey mall where a gunman fired multiple shots then killed himself reopened today with extra police officers on hand. 20-year-old richard shoop opened fire at the garden state plaza in paramus on monday night. investigators say shoop left a note with his family suggesting he would harm himself. no other injuries are reported. the mall is now playing for
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extra police patrol today. a third murder trial of american student amanda knox continues in italy. she and her former boyfriend were convicted of killing her roommate. the conviction was overturned and she returned to seattle. today a court-appointed expert said the alleged murder weapon a kitchen knife did not show the victim's dna. prosecutors have used that knife that belongs to knox's ex- boyfriend to connect the pair to the murder. for some cat lovers it's the latest status symbol an exotic looking kitty that costs anywhere from hundreds to $30,000. but as we found out, the cats can go wild. >> hey, baby. hi, baby! >> reporter: at pj's exotic catrey, a touch of the wild is up for sale. they are amazing. >> reporter: these are no ordinary house cats. they're hybrids, the offspring of a domestic cat bred with an exotic wild cat like this wild
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after cancer van. african cat serval. there are savannahs, jungle bobs and bengals. >> whole lot of cat part asian leopard. >> reporter: the earlier the generation, the wilder the cat. an early generation jungle bob jumped our camera. >> they may be a smaller version of the lion and the tiger and the leopard, but they still are wild. >> reporter: this breeder warns these cats are not for everyone. >> it's a whole different world to have a cat like this. but you have to know what you're getting into and be prepared for it. >> reporter: case in point, king tut. >> he was starving to death. >> reporter: tut's a pet savannah abandoned by his owner. >> when they get to be 2 or 3, they start spraying urine all over the house to mark their territory and that's when people get rid of them. >> reporter: tut's too wild to be handled. he sprays, bites and scratches. he will live the rest of his life in a wildlife sanctuary. not all throw-away hybrids are
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so lucky. >> a lot of them being euthanized which is very sad. >> reporter: marilyn krieger owns several hybrids and is an expert on cat behavior. she says these cats can be trained, that they are smart, lively and loyal. but they need lots of mental stimulation and attention. >> a lot of people, unfortunately, get them for the wrong reasons and they are beautiful cats but they are soing anive. >> reporter: if you are not home, she recommends an outdoor enclosure or one of her tamer exotic hybrids. she won't sell her early generation cats to just anyone. >> if somebody wants them wild and they want that binge cat or that exotic cat, go for it. but if you have little children, do not attempt it. >> reporter: and don't attempt to keep them cooped up in a tiny apartment. these cats need room to roam. >> a cat specialist told us that choosing a breeder is just as important as choosing the cat. you want a facility that certainlyizes the animals --
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socializes the animals early on. >> or you could just get a dog. >> some people like the cats. >> they're beautiful. might eat all the rest of the pets. >> or your child! [ laughter ] we have change coming our way. we have a lot of sunshine out there now and a few high clouds passing on overhead. otherwise, it looks like a great day outside. probably the warmest day of the week. you can see some of those high clouds drifting right over the bay bridge right now. the temperatures just heating up. 69 degrees in livermore. 68 in san jose. and 64 degrees in san francisco. i think as we head throughout the afternoon we'll see plenty of sunshine and a mix of sun and clouds. and tonight partly cloudy, mild, big changes coming our way. this will be the last day of the big strong ridge and once it begins to weaken, we'll see changes, maybe we start to talk about some rain in the next week. right now you can see a couple of these systems encroaching on the ridge of high pressure so couple of clouds over the ridge. we'll see clouds, some mild temperatures, and then after today, it looks like the
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numbers are going to start to cool down. i want to show you this storm. this is some kind of storm! a super typhoon that's formed and headed directly toward the philippines. check out these winds, sustained, get this, this doesn't happen very often, sustained at 175 miles per hour and gusting to 205, moving out of the west to 21 miles per hour. the current track is going to take it right on shop in the central philippines. expecting it to move onshore tomorrow on the island. we are' talking about a major hurricane. this is a monster storm with a surge of up to 20 feet. potentially dangerous deadly storm system there. around the state today, 75 degrees in fresno, 74 sacramento, 70 monterey bay. temperatures around our bay generally in the 60s and also the 70s. so a very nice afternoon outside. as we look toward the next couple of days, we'll watch those temperatures cooling off a few degrees. and then it looks like as we head in toward monday and
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tuesday, at least a chance of some showers. roberta gonzales is with mobile weather lab 5 at the san francisco zoo with an exclusive look at the brand-new gym. >> reporter: you nailed it right there, lawrence. it looks like i'm at the arctic, right? this is the polar zone. this is the first time anybody has been able to take a good look at the brand-new playground right here at the san francisco zoo. in fact, this playground will be unveiled to the public and to the media the week of thanksgiving. so you're getting the first view of it. to tell us more about this wonderful playground and the 250 species here at the san francisco zoo, is joe fitting. hi, joe. >> welcome aboard! >> reporter: thank you. it is free admission day here at the zoo every wednesday for san francisco residents. >> not quite. it's once a month. not every wednesday. >> reporter: oh, that's right. the first wednesday of the month. >> yeah. you know, actually, i just want to point out, it's free day for everybody who is a member of the zoo. become a member and enjoy this
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amazing new place. >> reporter: tell me about it, $3.2 million invested in this brand-new playground? >> yes. i want you to think of the zoo as a school. a living classroom if you will. like any school, play is essential for learning. through play we stimulate mind and body and through creative play these amazing plays we are going to connect our kids to the wild places and wild things. >> reporter: how many kids would you stay come to the zoo every year? >> well, we have about 900,000 people that come to the zoo so i'd say at least a quarter of them are kids and families. >> reporter: i think we're all big kids. that's why i was trying to give free admission every wednesday! [ laughter ] >> i want to point out also that any unified school district in san francisco it's free. >> reporter: wow. okay. and if you want to learn more about this brand-new exclusive playground right here at the san francisco zoo, you can visit us online at reporting for mobile weather where it's currently 61 degrees at the san francisco zoo, roberta gonzales, kpix 5. >> thank you. we got some new details on a story we have been following
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closely here. google is now confirming reports you have seen right here on kpix 5 its floating barge will be used to showcase google's latest products. the barge under construction at treasure island has been the subject of much speculation. it also drew scrutiny from the coast guard and other bay area officials due to concerns over proper permits. "usa today" got a statement from google which says, quote, we're exploring using the barge as an interactive space where people can learn about new technology. and that confirms our reporting that the barge is a four-story showroom designed to show off google glass. >> our sources say the barge plan involves elaborate showrooms and a party deck, to compete with apple, which invested heavily in worldwide retail stores. the world's most popular coffee chain lends a helping hand to america's heroes. the new program at starbucks for veterans. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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to thosuffered in silence... hoped... and lived in a state of fear... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at or call 800-675-2607.
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well, today's tip of the day is going to be is with cubanelle peppers. i grew up with my mother making peppers and eggs with these peppers. not the green or red, the cubanelle pepper. you know why? they have a mild flavor. they cook up beautiful. and they are always priced really good. when you buy them, you want to make sure, take a look at this, right here, no cracking whatsoever. a little bit of shriveling is okay. don't worry about the shape of. the crown free from decaying and the stem attached. when you bring them home, store
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them in the refrigerator. very important. not only are they great with eggs, you can grill them, saute them, add them with other peppers, add flavor and texture and on the grill, just cut them in half, grill them with olive oil, salt and pepper for a little while and in the cavity stuff something like ricotta or ricotta and sausage. they are fun! i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. coffee chain starbucks has announced plans to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years. they also plan to open five stores on or near military bases that will share profits with the local communities there. it's a small gesture. all vets and their spouses will get free coffee on veterans day. we'll be right back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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have a great afternoon. see you at 5:00. captions by: caption colorado
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>> brooke: look at these leaves. aren't they pretty? i'm gonna take them home and press them so i can save them. >> bill: [ sighs ] >> brooke: you're so quiet. >> bill: just thinking about everything. >> brooke: you're okay. and all that really matters is that i still have you. >> bill: it's just what i needed. set my mind straight. let's go.


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