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temperatures are in the 40s and about 1:40 this morning when a man driving a work van hit a the 50s with the foggy conditions. i think by the afternoon, we power pole so hard that it are going to notice a cooling trend. sheared the pole which damaged we'll see some sunshine but yesterday we had some 70s even another one two blocks away. low 80s into santa rosa. today as much as 10 degrees 5700 homes and businesses immediately lost power. cooler in santa rosa at 70 >> yeah, i mean, i was just sitting in the house and next degrees. 68 and sunshine this afternoon thing i know i hear like this loud boom and, you know, i come outside and see it's a van in san jose. 65 degrees in san francisco. let's check the roads now with your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. out here and i ain't got no i want to show you what it looks like outside. if you are crossing the golden power. >> reporter: now, police think the man was driving drunk. gate bridge, lawrence isn't joking, the fog is thick. they also say he tried to run you can see it right there away from the crash but they approaching the san francisco area and coming towards the pay ended up catching him. back out here live now on gates. hathaway avenue, you can see not a lot of traffic at this hour, though. there's a couple of cars out the street is dark behind me. a little over 300 homes and businesses are still without there. there's also a dense fog advisory chp issued one power right now. they expect to have that all specifically for san francisco county near highway 1 and 35. restored around noon. live in hayward, anne makovec, and an overturn accident kpix 5. people in the north bay continues to block a lane in a popular commute spot this time of the morning westbound 80 by felt some shaking overnight. pinole valley road. a magnitude 3.3 earthquake shook the geysers area at so far though things are still light. no big delays out of hercules. 12:57 a.m. it was quickly followed by a again there's that fog advisory 2.6 quake and yesterday a 3.3
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that chp issued early this morning for parts of san quake was felt in the san ramon francisco county also very area. no damage or injuries have been thick some of our coworkers noticed it on 280 coming up reported. some new video from the through the woodside area. here's a live look at bay philippines now. much-needed food arrives at the airport at tacloban. the airport is now operating bridge free and clear. traffic and fog it's quiet that camera an bart still continues around the clock to help get to run with some residual delays this is counter-commute relief to the typhoon victims daly city out towards the east but there's still problems bay of 20 minutes. that's "kcbs traffic." districting it because of back to you. >> thank you. some breaking news right debris in the road. now. kpix 5's anne makovec is in today 100 filipinos were buried hayward, where a van crashed into a power pole and knocked near tacloban. thousands of people are dead and more buried in the rubble and out in the open. 600,000 people have loves their homes and it may be six weeks out power to a neighborhood there. anne. >> reporter: you can see lanes blocked at "a" street on before electricity is fully hathaway avenue behind me as pg&e tries to restore power to restored. cbs correspondent seth doan a lot of people still need help. hundreds of people who are still without it this morning. >> reporter: the aid operation there was a vehicle accident at is a 24-hour-a-day effort now here in tacloban as operating lights are allowing planes to land at night and in communities we are starting to see some of this aid trickle in. we are seeing people line up
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for food but in many places they say food aid is certainly not to my street yet. people are fending for themselves. you see people cutting water lines to get drinking water. if it's safe? they say what are the options? we have seen power crews out but when we ask them when is power going to be restored? they stay we are not trying to restore power just yet. we are just trying to clean up the debris. aid is coming in but the question remains, when will there be enough power, enough food, enough water? seth dona, cbs news, tacloban, the philippines. >> kpix 5's cate caugiran is at sfo this morning where nurses are set to fly across the pacific to help. >> reporter: the nurses will be here at 5:00 this afternoon to give some comments about their
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trip. they are from the registered nurses response network to help victims on the ground in tacloban city. others in the bay area are mobilizing to help fast. the national alliance for filipino concerns or nafcon sponsored a fundraising in san jose last night and had a candlelight vigil for the victims. >> i just wanted to show our people over that we are here for them that we hurt just like them. >> reporter: 100% of the money donated will go to relief efforts. and in san francisco, community organizations and civic leaders launched task force haiyan yesterday to help send money and donations to the typhoon victims. the group says by partnering locally in the philippines, they are able to get money and supplies to the victims quicker
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than bigger organizations. >> our money is going directly to grassroots organizations in the philippines, organizations that are there. so we have already wired the bulk of our donations to the philippines. >> reporter: mayor lee and the new task force says the best way to help is to donate money to reliable organizations with ties on the ground in the philippines. the nurses leaving today will be the first of many teams going to the site. the first group has personal ties. for them, this will be a bittersweet trip home. reporting live at sfo, cate caugiran, kpix 5. starting an hour from now, you can call in to kpix 5 to help thousands affected by the typhoon in the philippines. the phone banks open at 6 a.m. and will continue until 7:00 tonight. go to our website, to help. a muni train left the station without an operator.
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the train rolled out of the castro station in san francisco yesterday afternoon. about three dozen passengers were on board but the operator apparently stepped out to check a problem with the door that wouldn't shut. apparently he didn't engage the brakes so when the door closed the train's computer system had to drive away. passengers saw the problem and activated the emergency brake. >> i need to really express my appreciation to the passengers on the train for staying put and allowing them to get help and move the train along. >> that train went about a quarter mile before it stopped. the mta says passengers were never in danger because the computer system safely runs the trains without a person at the controls. happening today a show of support for a teenager set on fire on an ac transit bus in oakland. the oakland education association is planning a community march tonight for sasha fleischman. the march starts at 5:30 at oakland high school and continue along macarthur boulevard to ardley avenue. a bail hearing is set today
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for a driver suspected in a deadly crash in pleasanton. 18-year-old cody hall is accused of hitting a married couple riding their bicycles on foothill road in june. he hasn't entered a plea yet. the woman was killed and her husband had a broken leg. police say hall was driving about 83 miles an hour when he lost control of the car. fremont police looking for a package thief. the department has released surveillance video here. it shows the suspect parking his car in the middle of saw leaf street on monday. he walks up to the house carrying that empty box there. he then replaces his box with the two recently delivered packages on the porch. in inside were computer parts. some other headlines around the bay now. the redwood city recycling facility that went up in flames sunday could face penalties for contaminating the air. crushed cars and other materials burned when the fire broke out and forcing a "shelter in place" in redwood
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city. the air quality district is analyzing samples taken from monitoring stations. it could be a week before they finally get results. palo alto could soon expand its outdoor smoking ban to the downtown california avenue business districts. the proposal comes from several city leaders. they are hoping to build on legislation passed earlier this year which outlaws smoking in parks and public buildings. city council will take up the issue on monday. four marines were killed in an accident at camp pendleton in san diego county. a marine official said it happened as a range was being cleared of explosives to make it safe for future training exercises. it was considered a routine sweep. >> really routine in the marine corps, though. anything can go wrong at any time. it's just what we prepare for. >> the accident comes 8 months after a mortar explosion killed 7 marines during a training exercise in nevada. two secret service agents under investigation due to allegations of misconduct.
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one is accused of accidentally leaving a bullet in a room of a woman he met in a washington hotel lobby. the other is accused of sending sexual suggestive emails to a female subordinate. the allegations don't appear to involve a direct breach of president obama's security but both have been removed from the president's detail. time now 5:09. call it the ultimate gamble. why a bay area 23-year-old just turned down three billion dollars from facebook. plus -- >> hurts very bad. and i just want to say let's pray for them, hope they're okay. >> the disaster in the philippines hitting close to home as local children step up their efforts to aid in the relief. >> and a police chief was busted on camera breaking the law. what he did on his motorcycle that has him in hot water. >> a thick fog settling in over the bay area. will it break up today? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we are still watching
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this big rig crash in pinole. big rig lost control and went up the embankment wednesday bound 80 by pinole valley. more coming up. >> and a reminder kpix 5 is partnering up with the red cross to raise money for the victims. we are going to have a live phone bank today from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. to learn how you can help, go tow our we'll be right back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a company he started. but in the tech world these so you think a 23-year-old would be happy to get $3 billion for a company he started? but in the tech world these days, that apparently is not enough. facebook wanted to buy snapchat for $3 billion but snapchat said no. the "wall street journal" said the 23-year-old is holding out for more money. facebook offered one billion earlier the in the year and it went to 3 billion. >> still not good enough. >> apparently not. snapchat is trending because of that. also trending now yahoo. the tech giant plans to auction off premium domain names it owns including the real world, mtv plans a shake-up of the reality tv series by including the exes of the houseguests. the next season takes place here in san francisco.
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"50 shades of grey" universal pictures moved the release date to valentine's day 2015. that's fitting. >> a propos. >> and sf bat kid. tomorrow the make-a-wish foundation will transform san francisco into gotham city for a special 5-year-old. you don't want to miss that. you can follow us on twitter, too at #cbssf. >> maybe the best story of the year. i hear the mayor and police chief will be involved. it's fun for that young man. >> a lot of crime to fight. >> i know. that is the coolest story of the day. maybe the year. you're right. let's go out live to pinole where we have some big problems this morning. we are getting more information about what's going on. a big rig is on its side. it is up on the embankment westbound 80 by pinole valley road. the right lane is blocked by fire crews and there's a number of emergency crews there on scene. westbound 80 pinole valley road exit the backups begin beyond highway 4. we don't have an estimated time of opening when they will clear it. they are working on it now. no big injuries so that will mean things can be cleaned up a
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little quicker than otherwise. here's a live look at some of our mass transit updates. bart, daly city, still dealing with delays out towards the east bay about 15 to 20 minutes right now on the east bay lines. no problems on ace. the fog is very thick this morning. it is causing some visibility issues this morning. san francisco county highway 1 and 35, you can see it on our golden gate bridge camera, as well. with more on a fog check, here's lawrence with the forecast. >> yeah. many times when we're talking about fog, a lot of low clouds outside but today a true fog settling in down to the surface so visibilities down to a quarter of a mile or less in some spots. dense fog advisory up for much of the bay area. out the door we go, we have the clouds outside early on today. i think by the afternoon, we'll sneak in some sunshine
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especially inland. these temperatures will be cooler. plan on low 70s in the warmest spots inland. hazy sunshine and 60s inside the bay and a mix of sun and clouds toward the coastline. temperatures there only in the upper 50s. high pressure beginning to weaken a bit. we have a couple of systems that continue to roll over the top of this ridge to break it down a bit and i think as we head in toward the next couple of days we'll see it roll over the top bringing cooler weather and windier. so we'll see winds kicking up toward the weekend and a few more clouds coming our way too but staying dry. temperatures around the state 70s in the central valley, drizzle around eureka 56 degrees there. 59 and some patchy fog into the monterey bay. i think around our bay this afternoon, we'll see a mix of sunshine and couple clouds toward the coastline. 59 half moon bay. 67 mostly sunny in palo alto. 68 santa clara. east bay temperatures up in the 60s and the 70s this afternoon. mostly sunny skies there. and inside the bay hazy sunshine, 65 in alameda. about 65 in sausalito. 68 degrees in petaluma.
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so as we look out over the next couple of days we'll cool down the temperatures throw in a few more clouds coming our way through saturday and maybe see those breezy conditions developing. then it looks like on sunday and monday the temperatures start to warm up at least a few degrees. that's the latest forecast, guys. back to you. >> all right, lawrence. thank you. the support here in the bay area for people in the philippines has been overwhelming. >> it has. that typhoon aid is coming from all walks of life including local schools. here in school the bessie carmichael kids really answered the call and we think that's pretty cool. reporter: nestled in this blue collar soma neighborhood sits bessie carmichael elementary school where city kids are learning a real-life lesson after the devastation in the philippines. >> hurts really bad and i just want to say let's pray for them hope they're okay and god bless them all. >> reporter: nearly 40% of the students at bessie carmichael have filipino roots and they wanted to help so the kids are
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collecting change and plastic to turn into recycled cash anything to make a difference back home. 10-year-old angelo lost two cousins in the typhoon. for this young man, it's very personal. how does it make you feel? >> it makes me feel awesome. it makes me feel brave enough to show my love for them. >> so we're nurturing kids who are, you know, citizens of the 21st century but at the same time they're also citizens of the sense that what we have we share what we have with those who don't have. what are we doing? >> helping the philippines. >> how? >> by giving them things. >> reporter: the principal has been amazed by his kids' generosity. 90% of his students come from socio-economic disadvantaged families. some are even homeless. but they are still giving. >> just running up to me crying. these are kids who are struggle having homelessness every day and yet they are reaching out to share what they have with
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the families they don't even know. >> reporter: the proceeds will be given to the school's community partner, the neighboring filipino multiservice center. and it will go directly to those who need it the most. >> it's such a small part but i feel like if kids feel like they are doing a little bit, then it creates a bigger picture of making a difference. >> kpix 5 is partnering up with the red cross to raise money for the victims. we'll have a live phone bank today from 6 a.m. to 7:00 tonight. to learn how you can help, go to it's 5:20 right now. little guy, big impression. coming up, it's 5-year-old drum major that's become a viral sensation. >> and i'm dennis o'donnell. a former raider great dies suddenly and it didn't take long for kyle williams to land on his feet. tell you where coming up. ,,,,
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a police officer in montgomery, alabama is now a "former" police officer. he quit to avoid being fired, after being caught on camera, drag racing. the poli a police officer in montgomery, alabama is now a former police officer. he quit to avoid being fired after being caught on camera drag-racing. the police chief says the cop who was in uniform at the time should have declined an invitation to race.
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instead, he did race the challenger twice sunday afternoon. good morning, everyone. former raiders tight end todd christensen died yesterday from complications during liver transplant surgery. the five-time pro bowler won two super bowls with the silver and black. he had been battling liver disease. he was 57 years old. 49ers safety eric reid has been cleared to practice and is expected to play against the saints. the team's first round pick had another welcome to the nfl on sunday when he suffered his second concussion of the season. >> i have never had a concussion before. to get two in one season is a little bit different for me. but with that being said, you know, this is the nfl. uhm, guys a little bit stronger and bigger than what i'm used to playing so i might have to adjust the way i play a little bit. the chiefs continue their strategy of picking up ex- 49ers. kansas city claimed kyle williams off waivers. he is going to join aj jenkins and alex smith to make room for
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witness, the chiefs releasing another 49ers chad hall. the a's have signed utility infielder nick punto to a one- year deal. he hit .255 with the dodgers last season known for his defense having played every position but pitcher and catcher during his 13-year career. not a blockbuster but that's the way the a's take care of business. giants have been quiet during baseball's winter meetings in orlando. we'll see you tonight at 6:00. have a great day, everybody. play of the daytime. we have some hockey. edmonton oilers pulling the goalie down 1-0 near the end of the game in dallas and the stars tyler sagan took a shot from his knees from way downtown. look at that. scores the empty net goal. dallas won 2-0. the play of the day. a 5-year-old boy in florida made a big impression at a big game by serving as the high school drum major. his moves stole the show. check it out. he is breaking it down.
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how good is he? he dreamed of doing this and last summer he got to practice with glade central high school during band camp and he had no idea they wanted him to perform during a game. >> first got on the field but then i just performed. >> never imagined a kid to go out there and perform like the way he did but he made me and his mom and brother very proud. >> the little one is following in his dad's footsteps. his father marched in his college band. the crowd loved him and he plans to continue to entertain. >> very good. i should take lessons. >> five years old. >> terrific. >> you need those lessons. >> no kidding. [ laughter ] 5:26. another blow to tesla. an industrial accident sends workers to the hospital. what the ceo is saying about the company's mounting problems coming our way. >> plus, how low are they? the government releases early enrollment figures for the new healthcare law. >> reporter: thousands lost power when a suspected drunk driver hit a power pole.
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breaking news this morning, anne makovec at the scene of an accident that led to a make power outage in the east bay this morning. anne. >> reporter: you can see the neighborhood is still dark here behind me on hathaway avenue. pg&e has been working for house to restore power after an accident here near "a" street. at about 1:30 this morning, a man driving a work van hit a power pole so hard that it sheared the pole which damaged another one two blocks away. >> it was a loud boom i thought maybe like a plane or something had crashed. >> reporter: 5700 homes and businesses immediately lost power. >> i really hope that, you know, pg&e they can get the power running because i got to get to work in the morning. i need my alarms to wake me up. >> reporter: police think the man was driving drunk and they say he tried to run away from the crash but they caught him. pg&e says less than 100 customers with without power this morning. they expect everything to be
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fully restored by noon. live in hayward, anne makovec, kpix 5. it was small quakes shook the bay area overnight. a 3.3 was felt in the geysers area around 12:47 this morning. the 2.6 quake hit there two minutes later. yesterday morning a 3.3 quake was felt in san ramon. no reports of damage or injuries but a whole lot of shaking going on the last couple of days. >> i guess so. i have not felt an earthquake yet. >> well, then let's get one for you. >> no! that's okay. >> we don't want them too big. we like them when they leave the stress from the faults but interesting how they have been moving around lately. >> we'll see. >> i hope i'm with you when we see what happens. around the bay area today we have dense fog developing outside. looks like it is very thick in spots. visibility is down to less than a quarter of a mile in some spots. but not right here looking toward the bay bridge. you see some of the clouds over the top of the bridge right now. but we're seeing a thicker fog in some of the north bay valleys and also out toward the coastline. temperatures now holding in the 40s and the 50s. i think by the afternoon the fog is going to break up about the middle of the morning or
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so. but a cooling trend under way. yesterday we had some 70s even low 80 in santa rosa. today as much as 10 degrees cooler there at 70. about 68 in san jose and 65 degrees in san francisco. all right. let's check out your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. we are going to go out to mobile5 right now. they have been cruising along the eastshore freeway. and i think they are coming into hercules now. look at that. they are stuck in a traffic jam and the reason why is this accident that we have been talking about in pinole since we have been on the air, it happened shortly before 4:00. the backups begin around highway 4. let's go to the maps. a big rig went over the embankment. no serious injuries but it is an overturn and that truck was hauling about 25,000 pounds of frozen food. you can see the delays on the sensors coming westbound in the commute direction. mobile5 also shows it's foggy out there. lawrence mentioned this, as well. you can see it across the golden gate bridge visibility
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an issue into san francisco from marin county. there is a travel advisory through parts of san francisco county. and just a quick note that new stretch of carpool linens marin county southbound 101, that lane opens between delong and roland. that's "kcbs traffic." back to you. >> thank you. some heartbreaking knew video from the philippines. children who survived last week's typhoon are begging for food and water lined up along roadsides pleading with people in passing vehicles. some people are able to help a few at a time. about half an hour from now, we'll start taking your phone calls to help thousands affected by the typhoon in the philippines and this is why they need it. just look at this. the devastation, at least 2357 people are dead. 600,000 have lost their homes. and it may be six weeks before electricity is fully restored. a uss aircraft carrier has arrived in the area with a load of supplies. the bay area is working very
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hard to provide relife for the philippines. -- relief for the philippines f kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is at sfo where local nurses are expected to fly across the pacific to help. cate. >> reporter: michelle, yeah, those nurses will be leaving from san francisco international airport later this afternoon and they are going to be the first time of many helping on the ground flying out today. and here at home, aid groups are working against the clock to get that relief over to tacloban city. relief slowly making its way into tacloban city. debris lines the roadways and the area littered with bodies as survivors wait helpless le. >> from a distance, you can see people floating on the sea because they are surrounded by water. >> reporter: this bay area resident happened to be in the philippines when the storm hit. she felt its power from 400 miles away. >> whistling. you could hear the whistle of the wind and that was really something very scary because if
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your house is not strong enough or if you're just standing on the street, you would be blown out. >> reporter: here in the bay area help is coming. >> goes to the people. >> reporter: donations are piling up so community organizations and leaders launched task force haiyan in san francisco yesterday as part of the national alliance for filipino concerns, or nafcon which already has collected $100,000 for victims. >> to gather as much money as possible. it's the fastest way to get money to the area. >> reporter: the group says the donations will be used and distributed responsibly. >> our donations are going directly to grassroots community partners in the philippines, this includes ngos, schools, churches, people's organizations, that are there. we have already wired the bulk of our donations to the philippines. >> reporter: with the support of mayor ed lee and supervisor john avalos, backing the
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grassroots operation. >> often we see that we donate to large organizations, the money didn't get immediately to the ground where it can do the most good. it takes time for those dollars to and other monies to pass through to get down to ground. and with nafcon, you know that the dollars will get there much more immediately. >> in honor of our community of filipinos in the bay area, which is very strong, we are going to continue working with all of the international organizations to support them and the city and all of our business community, as well. >> reporter: now, the nurses leaving today are from the registered nurse response network. that organization said they got an overwhelming amount of responses about 1500 volunteers from all 50 states. live at sfo, cate caugiran, kpix 5. in just about 30 minutes we'll open the phone lines to our phone bank. kpix 5 is partnering with the
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red cross to raise money for typhoon victims. go to to help. a coast guard is searching the waters 750 miles northeast of hilo on hawaii's big island. princess cruise says witnesses and security video confirm an american woman jumped off the ship. the cruise liner said she was 54. a grand princess ship was three days into a roundtrip cruise to hawaii from san francisco. wall street will closely watch tesla stocks this morning after an accident at the company's electric car factory in fremont. it comes after a series of highly publicized fires involving tesla cars. since the first model s sedan caught fire the value of tesla shares has dropped by 28%. three workers are being treated for burns after yesterday's accident caused by an aluminum casting press that malfunctioned. there was no fire but workers were scalded by hot metal. all three were brought to valley medical center in san jose with second-degree burns. tesla's ceo elon musk visited
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the workers at the burn unit yesterday evening then spoke with reporters. >> in the case of jesus, his hands were burned pretty badly so it's not clear what the recovery is going to be. we obviously want to have that recovery as much as possible so we'll do everything we can. >> one. workers was released -- one of the workers was released from the hospital last night. two women facing felony theft charges after prosecutors say they were found at a santa clara hotel with stolen mail and personal information. the d.a.'s office identifying the suspects. the two were caught last week, prosecutors say, after using a stolen credit card for the hotel room. stolen information included documents from the breast cancer center at the summit alta bates medical center. happening today, walnut creek police plan to clear what's left of three small homeless encampments all located in the city's downtown area. police decided to take action
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after receiving dozens of complaints including reports of theft, assault and aggressive panhandling. democratic lawmakers are expressing growing concerns about the rough rollout of the affordable care act. senate democrats will now have a closed-door meeting with white house officials today. this comes after the release of dismal enrollment figures. a little more than 106,000 americans actually signed up for health plans in the first month just about one-fifth of the obama administration's original projection. only 25% were done through the website. 25% of the enrollment came from "covered california." the chief technology officer was grilled yesterday by the house oversight and government reform committee. >> when will it be operational to your satisfaction? >> well, we have a goal that the team is pursuing, uhm, with tremendous intensity -- >> how many more weeks?
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i'm looking for a number. >> uhm, they're working hard to have the site functioning by the end of this month. >> that site can now handle up to 25,000 users at a time. with all the attention on the problems with the affordable care act rollout, you may not have noticed some earlier points of coverage were dropped. >> it's true. the original law established a long-term care insurance program funded by payroll deductions but the plan was scrapped before it even went into effect. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is here to explain who needs to worry about long- term care. >> reporter: good morning. >> i guess that's a question. how many of us will need long- term care? >> reporter: a lot of us according to the department of health and human services. 70% of people over the age of 65 will require some type of long-term care services during their lifetime. more than 40% will need care in a nursing home. of course, your personal health history will increase or decrease your chances of
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needing care. but the numbers are pretty staggering. >> jill, how much does this care cost? >> reporter: well, of course, it depends on the type of service that you're going to get but the median annual rate for a private nursing home room is nearly $84,000 t prices vary widely across the country and even within your own state and area. now, if you don't need a facility, the national hourly median rate for a licensed home health aid is $19. if you are worried that it's going to eat into your nest egg the american association for long-term care insurance says to buy protection for a 55-year- old couple, it will cost you nearly $3,600 a year. so these are steep prices. >> they sure are. so why buy insurance? doesn't the government safety net protect the seniors? >> reporter: one of the biggest misconceptions about long-term care is that services are covered by medicare. no! medicare only addresses short-
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term needs. skilled services and rehabilitative care. so anything over 90 days, you're kind of on your own. the only government-provided insurance that provides long- term care coverage is medicaid. but don't forget, to qualify for medicaid, you pretty much need to deplete all of your assets. so to learn whether or not you need to purchase private long- term care insurance, go to the risk is really for a very small sliver of the population. so be very careful before you jump in. >> thank you. it is 5:43 now. a popular children's character heads to the slammer. the message elmo has for the kids with parents behind bars p plus -- >> this is too secret to show you what it actually does because, remember, [ indiscernible ] >> transforming an entire city to make a little boy's wish come true. the super effort under way to make him feel like a hero. also ahead -- >> i have seen a lot of weird
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stuff but i have never seen anything like that. >> a wild police chase. the unusual animal on the run with police hot on his tail coming your way. >> and remember, kpix 5 is partnering with the red cross to raise money for the victims of typhoon haiyan. our phone bank opens in less than 30 minutes. to learn how you can help, go to ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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highway. it turns ou police in texas receive an unusual call for help. a baby kangaroo was hopping around on the highway. it turns out it got losses from its owner who was also trying to find him after it got loose. deputies cornered him and was distracted with a treat. the joey is back safe with the owner. the county has an exotic animal ordinance so police are trying to determine if that includes kangaroos. and we have a "kcbs traffic" alert now. things are turning ugly in the pinole commute. this accident is turned into a traffic alert. chp just issued one. they will have the two right lanes blocked for another two hours. they still to have upright the big rig. it lost control after hitting an abandoned car on the freeway
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went over the embankment. now two lanes are blocked instead of one and traffic continues to really back up. it looks like towards hercules right now. in fact, mobile5 is stuck in a backup. we have camera crews all over checking out the commute. right now the slowdowns begin right around willow. again, 7:30 that is the latest estimated time when they can re- open lanes. a quick check of mass transit, better news to bart riders. no delay. there were equipment problems on the tracks causing delays towards the east bay from daly city. but those problems have been resolved. caltrains and ace train no delays so mass transit is a good option because of all this, the fog very thick. in fact, there were some travel advisories a little earlier in parts of san francisco county. and the visibility is going to be an issue obviously across the golden gate bridge. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." for more on this foggy forecast, here, lawrence. >> that thick fog settling in around the bay area. dense fog advisory in effect until 9:00 this morning. that's when we start to see it
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mix out. but still, if you are heading out the door this morning some of the visibilities down to a quarter mile or less in spots especially along the coastline and in the north bay valleys. temperatures in the 40s and the 50s now. by the afternoon, we are going to see a little sunshine outside but some cooler temperatures. low 70s in the warmest spots inland. you will see hazy sun and 60s inside the bay and 50s with a mix of sun and clouds towards the coast. high pressure beginning to weaken somewhat. we have a couple of lows that will drop over the top of this ridge. as they move through they will kick up the winds a bit bringing cooler weather into the weekend. it looks like a few more clouds too. but no rain. delays probably likely now on some arriving flights at sfo as we are going to see that thick fog settle in overhead this morning. but by the afternoon we should clear out. partly cloudy in chicago 48. 59 partly cloudy denver. 66 houston 48. cool but sunny and bright in new york. around the bay today, you will see those temperatures as high as 71 in livermore but a cool 59 with some partly cloudy
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skies in pacifica and about 65 degrees in san francisco. over the next few days, windy, cooler. then towards sunday and monday, the temperatures warming up. a few more clouds coming our way toward the middle of next week. time for the kpix 5 schoolcast in hayward. out the door low clouds about 52 degrees so a little cool early on. then by lunch recess the sun breaks out still a very mild 62. and 66 degrees when you get out of school. don't forget if you would like to have us do your schoolcast go to and you can enter it there. your sunrise time today a lot of us not seeing much of it because of the fog 6:49. looks like the sunset is at 4:59 p.m. so the days are getting shorter and it drops below 5:00 in the
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afternoon. can you believe it? doesn't seem right. >> lost a minute yesterday. >> a whole minute! [ laughter ] thank you. happening today, some of the folks behind sesame street are heading to san quentin prison trying to help kids who have parents behind bars. yesterday families at santa rita jail in dublin got a chance to meet elmo and see a video. it features elmo and a new character named alex whose father is in jail. organizers and inmates hope the program will answer complicated questions for the prisoners' children. >> ask a lot of questions, questions of his mom, not coming home, what i'm doing out, why the police came one morning and picked me up, you know, very curious. >> in alameda county about 12% of criminal cases involve a suspect with a child at home. time now 5:51. every kid wants to be a superhero. how thousands of people in the bay area are making it happen for one little boy. >> but first, forget "snakes on a plane." how about gators on a train? one woman's travel companion
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raising some eyebrows in the windy city. >> and remember, kpix 5 is partnering with the red cross to raise money for the victims of typhoon haiyan. our phone bank is just about to open. to learn how you can help just go to ,, people across america are experiencing the amazing shine of finish quantum, voting it product of the year, better homes and garden's best new dishwasher detergent, and now it has the good housekeeping seal, giving finish quantum more honors than ever before. finish quantum delivers amazing clean and shine, which cascade actionpacs just can't do.
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on grant avenue and good evening, this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. a woman is seen holding an alligator in her hands... holding it up for passengers to see on her way to o'hare a strange sight on a chicago train. a woman seen holding an alligator in his hands holding it up for passengers to see on her way to o'hare airport. but she left the train without the gator. the gator still hasn't been located. security officials are now using cameras hopefully to track that gater down. "the dark knight" is coming to san francisco. correction. gotham city. tomorrow, the city by the bay
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will transform itself into the fictional metropolis to help one make a wish little boy's dream come true. elizabeth cook introduces us to our little hero who has been battling an even bigger villain cancer. >> reporter: 5-year-old miles has been fighting leukemia since he was a year old. he told the make-a-wish foundation there's one thing he wants. to be the caped crusader. >> there have been plenty of superhero wishes that make a wish has had over the years. nothing like this has happened. >> reporter: on friday more than 11,000 volunteers will transform the city by the bay into a giant stage for a crime- fighting batkid and his full sized batman buddy. >> i'll be introduced to him as an acrobatics coach who has actually worked with batman. >> reporter: eric has been busy inventing new batman gadgets. >> this is too secret to show what you it actually does because remember, riddler and penguin watch this channeling,
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too. >> reporter: miles will get some real life stunt training and then they are off and running. first challenge rescue the damsel in distress about to get run over by a cable car. >> she will be tied to the tracks. >> reporter: next up stop the riddler from robbing this store downtown. >> the riddler is a tricky one. >> reporter: then a run-in with a penguin who is trying to kidnap lucille. a chase to at&t park and finally a hero's welcome at civic center. >> my wish for this is that he comes out of it with the best day of his life ever. >> reporter: elizabeth cook, kpix 5. >> miles lives up in tulelake up in siskiyou county. the make-a-wish foundation says it was hoping to find 200 volunteers but the wish went viral. they started planning this back in march. i'm michelle griego at the kpix 5 and red cross phone bank. lines are just about to open. you can see our volunteers are standing by. phone lines will open at 6 a.m.
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they will be going until 7 p.m. and bay area, i know you are giving people. so please, call in and send your donations to help the victims of typhoon haiyan. we'll have more when we come back ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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i just wanted to show our people over there that we are here for them, that we hurt just like them. >> today, kpix 5 is teaming up with the red cross to raise money for the victims of the typhoon in the philippines. there's a desperate need for food, water, medical supplies and so much more. the live phone banks start at 6 a.m. and go until 7 p.m. tonight. >> it seems like maybe we get an unusual amount of attention at tesla no matter what it is. >> three workers at the tesla plant at fremont got a visit from the big boss after they suffered burns during a workplace accident.
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>> i'm grateful for all the love and care and support that people have shown us. >> a community march happening this morning to show support for the teenaged boy who was lit on fire earlier this month apparently because he
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