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do you still call them video games or just games? >> i think i call them video games. craig: it is like country and western. it is just country. when is the last time you used a video tape for anything? except cbs. >> whatever. good talk. craig: good talk. [laughter] whoa, whoa, whoa! [laughter] markus persson, everybody! ,,,,,,,,
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♪ [meow] [laughter] craig: so during the commercial break just after because mark us is from sweden and then we talked a little bit about norway from aha is from and then they were playing "take on me" the song for the studio audience who were very excited about it. [laughter] and the warm-up comedian. did you hear him? bob. what did he say? geoff: take on me? take on you! [laughter] craig: yeah. just so you know it doesn't stop being lame when we go to the commercial break. [laughter] like the lame continues all the way through. like if we were on one of the premium cable outlets, we could lame the whole hour. just in case anybody is looking. [laughter] geoff: take on you! craig: oh, geoff, oh! oh! geoff: oh! craig: good night, everybody.
even someone g to that is kpix5 news. madness all over the countr good e >> screaming, pushing, fighting, even someone getting tased all part of the black friday madness all over the country. good evening. i'm allen martin. >> i'm elizabeth cook. most of the bay area was a mad house as shoppers headed to the mall. this is valley fair mall in san jose. many shoppers told us it was worth it to get up early, but not everyone was civil. this is in pennsylvania where a woman used a taser on another woman during an all out brawl inside a mall outside philadelphia, no word on
whether anyone was arrested. in texas more trampling over $78 tvs at a wal-mart. some pushing turned to shoving and police pinned at least one woman down. the customer who bought the video said he was in buying cough drops when he pulled out his phone and captured that commotion. a standoff at a southern california shopping center ended an hour ago with a suspected robber taking his own life according to the los angeles county sheriff's department. it started after 4:00 this afternoon. witnesses say that the man had robbed a pharmacy, then barricaded himself in a verizon store. no one was inside the store, but the shoppers were evacuated from the shopping center, no one else hurt. 140 million people are predicted to shop this weekend. the national retail federation thinks holiday sales will go up nearly 4% this year to $602 billion. last year sales were up 3.5%.
online sales are projected to go up even more this black friday. ibm digital benchmark predicts a 9.7% increase from last year, 21% of that coming from people shopping on their smartphones. others want to spend their cash at local businesses. we have the story from jacqueline square with a different kind of shopping center. >> reporter: oaklanders call it plaid friday to represent the diversity of all the independent shops here. shoppers are encouraged to spend on local businesses. forget the flat screens and fistfights of black friday. this is oakland's own version of the day after thanksgiving sales. they call it plaid friday. >> we specifically wanted to do plaid friday. we don't do the black friday thing. >> reporter: a shop drag decision that urges oaklanders to ditch the door busters and
make a statement shopping local and independent. >> it's a statement that you support your city, you support the artisans here working every day to try to really bring some positive attention to the city of oakland. >> definitely the smaller shops here in oakland need our support. >> reporter: downtown oakland has sometimes struggled to keep business here. empty store front once littered the stretch where this shop shoe groupie opened during the recession. >> this is good for my flashy girls. >> reporter: but the original says glad friday changed things. >> the turnout that we had today was extraordinary. >> reporter: bullock sold double the shoes she would normally sell today. >> today is the kind of foot traffic that a retail store would want, just nonstop consistent people coming. in. >> reporter: over at show and tell aliyah baker said shirt sales spiked sigloi fer the first plaid friday three years ago. >> he's -- significantly over the first plaid friday three
years ago. >> easily 60% more. >> reporter: barbara wants to see oakland do more for local retailers. >> i want to see the city to continue to support this activity and maybe replicate it, have it be something that happens more often. >> the city has to keep us here and that's just the bottom line. >> reporter: plaid friday originated in oakland but has now spread all over the country. there were plaid fridays today in vermont, massachusetts and even canada. >> black friday became protest -- black friday became protest friday at wal-marts nationwide. in california more than two dozen were arrested in the protests, five at the san leandro store. activists accuse the retail of paying poverty wages. workers say they barely get more than minimum wage. the company says the average employee makes a little more than $13 an hour. >> we're trying to bring awareness to the customers and management to let them know that the pay is really low and
it's hard to make a living in california. >> we pay in the top half of retail. our industry offers the opportunity for people to enter at really any life stage from 16 to 76 if they would like to and then they work hard and they can build a career. >> it's estimated protests took place at 1,500 wal-mart stores nationwide. even santa claus took part in one of the protests and he is one of those led away in handcuffs. the protests are part of a group that took over an intersection outside a southern california wal-mart. wal-mart employs 1.2 million people. we managed to get through black or plaid friday, but before you hop online for cyber monday there's a new push for people to think globally but shop locally on saturday. >> reporter: alice doyts is getting ready for tomorrow, the first time the city's downtown
businesses are organizing to promote small business saturday. >> people start thinking where am a spending my money? and they know if you shop local, it stays local. >> reporter: small business saturday started in 2010 by american express as a way of drumming up holiday sales for local businesses. in pacifica small retails are in the rock-away beach district have organized for small business saturday. christmas by the code's owner says it puts their store on the map. >> definitely one of the better days of the year and we've been here 18 christmases. >> reporter: next-door the owner of hoffman's fine wine and spirits says every day is critical for install retail. she hopes saturday's promotion is a gift that keeps giving. >> i'm hoping they'll come back because they'll remember us as a small unique little area. >> reporter: this year merchants marketed saturday with special door mats and reuseable bags and palo alto moved the date of its downtown
tree lighting ceremony to coincide with small business saturday. the downtown promotion was news to this couple. >> no. we vanity even heard about it. >> i think it's a -- we haven't even heard about it. >> i think it's a good thing to help out small businesses. >> reporter: there are credits for american express card holders and others who mention small business saturday. san francisco police are warning people to protect their valuables as they shop. officers handed out flyers in union square today. it comes as new numbers show crime in the step is at a five year high. nearly 46,000 crimes are reported from january 1st through october 31st. is, of course, is, of courseous track to see crime -- santa clara -- san francisco has seen crimes go up 23% this year. well, a grinch stole some priceless statues from in front of a home in a concord
neighborhood. those statues were made by a young girl who later in life died in a crash. andrea borbis spoke to the homeowner and he simply wants those statues back. >> reporter: we're not talking about the david here, but for one concord family the statues taken from their front lawn were just as irreplaceable. the sign outside this concord home is simple and heartfelt. >> it's sad at this time of year that someone would do that, you know. i mean what value could they to be someone else? >> reporter: these two gnomes are what the sign is talking about made by frank's daughter carolyn when she was 4. >> she was just a young girl at the time. her mother had a ceramic shop and she made them in the shop. >> reporter: and have been around the raffini family ever since. >> at christmas time we'd drive the lionel train and i'm
responsible for one or two chips taken out of these things. >> reporter: carolyn died two years ago in a motorcycle crash and frank put the gnomes outside for the neighborhood to admire. you can see where the hedges began growing around them, but around halloween the pair walked away. so frank put up this sign to appeal to the thieves' sense of humanity. >> whoever saw them, if they go by the house again and read the sign and maybe have some compassion in their heart. >> reporter: his odds aren't bad. his home is right across the street from the lighted mr. christmas house in concord. frank doesn't want to prosecute. he just wants a piece of his daughter back where they belong. >> i would appreciate very much if they returned them. there would be no hard feelings. i'm just interested in getting them back. >> i believe they'll be back. >> reporter: carolyn was not only a daughter but a wife and mother. her family would very much like
that piece of her back in their front yard. live in concord, andrea borbis. a fremont neighborhood is on the lookout for a brazen burglar. this is a surveillance photo of the suspect. police say he broke into a home in warm springs tuesday, came in through a sliding glass door. what he did not know is a home security system was recording his every move. tified that his home video >> this is a kind of calm neighborhood i would say. it's very shocking to hear such a thing here. >> police say the homeowner was notified that his home video surveillance system had been triggered. don't look now, but women are moving in on men, the new trend in employment putting more women to work and in jobs you might not think they'd be going for. >> a warning if you're buying
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he committed war crimes. they collected information the kpa and attacked the nd breaking news from north korea, the country says it is detaining a palo alto veteran because he committed war crimes. >> i collected information of the tka and the tactic communications system and killed three innocent operators. >> video was released tonight of 85-year-old merrill newman reading an alleged apology. north korea's state run news agency says newman apologized for killing civilians during the korean war. newman took a trip to the country last month but was pulled off a plane as he was
about to leave. the news agency said the government accepted newman's apology implying that he might soon be released. a horrific scene in glasgow scotland where a police helicopter crashed into a crowded pub. police will only say there are numerous casualties. people are still apparently trapped in the building. the helicopter slammed into the roof and one witness says it ended up inside the pub. another witness said the engine appeared to be sputtering and the helicopter dropped out of the sky like a stone. a new jobs report due out next week is expected to show strong gains in the u.s. workforce. among the biggest benefactors? women. >> reporter: just 3% of women working construction, but now there's an unprecedented opportunity to get more of them into the trade. the average male worker is 50 years old and getting closer to
retirement. >> it had never occurred to me that i would want to be a carpenter. >> reporter: amy judd, a college graduate, picked up a hammer 15 years ago when she couldn't find a job teaching. >> it took me 80 swings to finally actually hit the nail, but when i did, that was my light bulb moment. >> reporter: the economy is expected to add nearly 200,000 carpenters by 2020. >> it'sis part of the problem a stigma that it's a man's job? >> of course. >> i don't think it's made clear for women in high school to say this is an option for you. you can go into the trades. you can be an electrician, a carpenter, a mason. >> reporter: last year the labor departmental indicated close to $2 million -- department allocated close to $2 million in grants for women
in nontraditional education like construction. >> if you like just being creative or designing things or problem solving, you can make a really good livable wage. >> reporter: the average wage for a construction worker is $26 an hour. amy judd now has her own business and half of her eight employees are women. don't know what to get someone... but michelle miller, cbs news, burlington, vermont. gift cards seem like the perfect present if you don't really know what to get someone, but it is buyer beware. julie watts with a warning before you pick up and buy a worthless piece of plastic. >> she said there's 0 balance on this card. >> they cannot accuse me of stealing. >> reporter: whether trying to redeem a holiday gift card or give one. >> two of them went to their supervisor and the other one went straight to me and said it didn't work. >> reporter: year after year we hear similar stories about holiday gift cards purchased here. >> when my wife and i bought
the card, i was kind of surprised it was hanging on the rack with no security. >> reporter: a few years ago a problem was scammers copying down the pin number and registering the card so once it was purchased they could use the money before the person who purchased it. so manufacturers changed the card adding the silver security panel and scammers changed their m.o. >> this card most likely was in the store for a period of time, stolen, compromised and then placed back in the store by the unknown suspect. >> reporter: earlier this year foster city police captain explained there's a new form of gift card fraud. crooks are removing, then replacing the silver security panel on the back of the card so you have no way to know it's been tampered with. as soon as you activate it, they spend the money via mobile app or online. >> we would love the retail stores to remove the cards from public access. >> reporter: but manufacturers tell us they won't move the cards behind the counter because customers like the easy access, but whether they're
giving or receiving, customers tell us they don't like dealing with worthless gift cards. julie watts, kpix5. >> julie says the safest way to get a gift card is buy it directly from the retailer from behind the counter. you do buy a card from the mall kiosk, check the back carefully to look for signs of tampering. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas, especially at the white house. first lady michelle obama, her daughters and the family dogs received the official white house christmas tree this afternoon. it's an 18 1/2 foot douglas fir grown in pennsylvania. it will be decorated with photos of military homecomings put on display in the blue room of the white house. ee it's officially the holidays in san francisco's union square. families and friends gathered for the 24th annual tree lighting celebration tonight. the tree is 83 feet tall lit
with more than 33 throughout lights and decorated with 1100 ornaments. it's just beautiful. >> then everybody went ice skating. >> it's true. they went ice skating and also they went sledding. >> i heard about that. >> it's a miracle. >> yes, it's a christmas miracle in the bay area. san rafael had snow today. let us show you what we're talking about. what's this right here? there goes charlie. look at little charlie go, wow. lots of snow for the kiddies today and they had their sun block on because it was 67 degrees in san rafael. they have a lot of sunshine reflecting off the snow and causes a little bit of a burn. look at san rafael tomorrow, 69 degrees, 69 degrees again sunday, a little cooler monday. then the huge drop and we will all feel it on tuesday with additional cooling taking place wednesday and thursday. this is our live kpix5 weather camera. out towards the bay bridge we have clear skies. the bay waters are calm,
numbers tumbling into the 40s in livermore and in santa rosa, san jose now 51 degrees, temperatures tonight overnight maybe an isolated upper 30 around glenn allen and otherwise 40s and a few low 50s common. here's what we need to know. waking up saturday morning with a patchy area of fog right around the san mateo coastline. otherwise lots of sunshine, a repeat performance of today and much colder air mass works its way in. right now we have a stagnant area of high pressure, but that's an area of low pressure that will swing through the bay area by midweek. wait till you see that seven- day forecast, but first things first. this weekend saturday mid-60s in the central valley, albeit hazy, 50 on the south shore after a morning low of 20 and check out monterey, 4. lots of golfing plans there.
70 degrees. tomorrow locally 10 degrees above normal in oakland, 69 degrees, 70 in san jose. the numbers predominantly are in the 60s and a few low 70s. meanwhile it will be the fourth spare the air day of winter season primarily to the north of the golden gate bridge, stagnant air quality, a lot of pollutants getting trapped close to the surface. there is your extended forecast, transition day monday, tuesday mostly cloudy skies, slight chance of rain. this is a cold front, so really the colder air mass is most notable, a slight chance of a light dusting of snow wednesday morning in the higher elevations, but freezing temperatures by tuesday night. o get a customized onl no more excuses for not getting some exercise. >> up next how technology is >> up next how technology is making it easier than ever to ,, female announcer:
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that out the hard way toni city... what goes around comes around. the warriors found out the hard way tonight in oklahoma city. derek fisher still in the league at 39 and hits a fade- away over kevin durant, an impressive move to the rim plus the foul and then serge ibaka can't figure out which way to turn. curry had 32 points and 11 assists. the warriors were 5 and 10 in the 4th from the line. under a minute in o.t. harrison barnes with up and under, warriors now up two. the last time these teams met it was the andre iguodala buzzer beater. this time the thunder returned the favor. >> missed, big rebound, loose out of bounds, saved, three, westbrook for the win. he got it! >> unbelievable, russell
westbrook hits the game winner. the thunder beat the warriors 113-112 in overtime. >> some would say it's payback for last game. i thought we played well enough to win this game. you got to get back ready for sunday and we play sacramento. the sharks are 11-0-1 with brent burns in the lineup. burns got on the board quick less than a minute goal no. 1, and then goal no. 2 and in the 3rd burns does it all by himself and rips in goal no. 3, his first career hat trick. sharks beat the blues 6-3 and have won four straight. after three straight losses san jose state had one final chance to become bowl eligible, beat undefeated fresno state. steve mariucci on hand to see them in a game that featured no defense. all the plays, we couldn't get all the touchdowns and highlights, the two teams combined for
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