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everywhere a signs and that couldn't be more true -- >> thank you very much -- >> reporter: couldn't be more true than this season in the bay area and not everybody is liking it. do you have a lot of signs up here legally? >> no, i don't. thank you. >> reporter: it's a question being asked more and more these days around the bay area. >> worse than i have ever seen. >> reporter: from san jose to napa there seem to be more political signs up this year than at any time in recent memory and more in places they shouldn't be. kevin costa has been helping his friend who owns this gas station in concord. you have to get permission to put signs up on private property. and the owner never gave anyone permission. >> i have associated it to graffiti. it's no different. >> reporter: he has had to clear the poles twice in recent weeks. he tears them down, they go right back up. as we were talking, who should drive by one of the candidate whose' signs have been pulled down twice. >> i asked the guy inside and he said it was going to be
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okay. >> reporter: he did? >> i did. >> reporter: you asked the owner? >> i d well, i don't know if he was the owner but i asked the guy inside. >> reporter: the owner apparently didn't say it was okay. >> well, the guy inside told me it was okay. >> reporter: laws vary in differing cities but you always need the permission of private property owners. >> i didn't look too close but it looked like 12 went up yesterday. so -- >> reporter: legally? >> uhm, without permission. >> reporter: david owns property on treat boulevard in pleasant hill. a quite visible spot candidates would love to expose themselves from. he gives some people permission. >> they cost money and people can put them up as long as it's not private property. >> reporter: pleasant hill police chief pete dunbar isn't just worried about signs going up illegally. there's been a rash of signs coming down illegally, too, in his town. >> we have had some accusations a crime report was made about some signs from one of our city council candidates and for a ballard measure.
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>> reporter: dastardly doings, unpleasantness in pleasant hill? maybe but not all due to chicago style politics. police say this is popular with vandals. kids are apparently stealing these signs and taking them home and putting them on their wall where jack weir becomes weird. it's the weird election season all over the bay area. it is illegal and you could be put in jail under the law. but no one can remember when anyone was put in jail. it's a sign of the time with the election in about two weeks. >> thankfully. it's so much visual noise. i wonder if there is any impact. it's all a blur. >> reporter: well, if you get your name out enough and somebody who is not really paying attention goes to the lal boat and ballot, might vote for him. on the other hand, you might say that guy is all over the
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place, won't vote for him. >> look behind you. that's an awful lot. >> reporter: i think those are all illegal. no one called me back from the city of concord but i'm guessing they are illegal. >> maybe we'll find out for later. with 10 candidates running for oakland mayor hard to stand out. joe vazquez in oakland with more. >> reporter: we are talking about the oakland tribune endorsement. even though state senator don perata has been the front- runner for months, the trib went with a third place city council member. >> i was definitely surprised and honored. >> reporter: rebecca kaplan is endorsed by the trib for mayor. the newspapers are capturing her momentum despite her lack of much experience in office. she is a freshman city council member whose only other political job was a board member of a.c. transit. >> it depends what kind of
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experience people want. my experience includes cutting red tape for small businesses, landing grants for money straightive green programs, and working to strengthen local hiring and attract more jobs to oakland. >> i got the second place endorsement. >> reporter: he never held any public offers. but joe tooman a political science professor at san francisco state and former political analyst here at cbs 5 also got a bump from the oakland paper. >> i think voters are very quickly coming around to the fact that it's not just anti- incumbency fervor we're seeing but rather that they want somebody in the next mayor's office who will negotiate honestly with groups like labor unions and developers who haven't taken money or endorsements from these people. >> reporter: the east bay express endorsed three candidates for mayor, kaplan, tooman and jean quan a long time city council member and school board member. >> they were look for somebody totally new. all right? so what can i say? , you know, i think that the reality in the real world and the elections is probably still going to be don perata or i, we are the ones in the 30
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percentile, we are still neck and neck. >> if political leadership is what oakland needs i measure myself above anybody running and anybody that could have run and anybody in that building right now. >> reporter: but he didn't get any endorsements. instead, don perata a long-time state senator who has brokered many big deals for oakland including the coliseum was called by the east bay express, lazy and corrupt. the lattner part a reference to a long fbi investigation which was dropped. >> after five years, $15 million, three grand juries, as soon as bush left the white house, it went away. it was a political witch hunt. the only thing that wasn't solved is repairing my reputation. and there are still people obviously who believe that if the fbi and george bush and cheney and karl rove accuse you of something, gosh, it's got to be true. >> reporter: perata says he plans to remain the front- runner. in that news conference today he laid out a plan to try to
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bring back some of the 80 laid off police officers. he is upset about the characterization in both newspapers especially the lazy thing. you know, he is a tough cookie. he's a politician who has been around a long time. he says don't count him out. >> you have to -- makes you wonder, isn't this part of the maybe, you know, if you're an incumbent if you have been a politician, there is sort of this automatic tide against you to a certain extent. >> reporter: he has been around so long, in fact he has enemies and if you are the front-runner people will take shots at you. >> all right, joe vazquez in oakland, thank you. tonight sarah palin is in the bay area part of a three- day swing through california to rally support for the gop. but she may have her work cut out for her. our exclusive eyewitness news poll today found just 20% adults here have a favorable opinion of palin. 64% view her unfavorably. now, she is most popular in the north bay, 26% of people there view her favorably. and she has lost ground in santa clara county, where that
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number dropped to 13%. len ramirez is in san jose where palin has been speaking tonight. hi, len. >> reporter: hi, dana. sarah palin wrapped up here in san jose just about an hour ago. but she was met with a very enthusiastic standing ovation here at the center for the performing arts. about 1800 people paid up to $200 apiece to come out to see sarah palin speak today. it didn't appear to be a sellout crowd. palin spoke about the need for smaller government, lower taxes, many of the same themes of her bid for vice president on the john mccain ticket in 2008. here's how she responded to a question during a q & a session about why won't congress lower taxes. >> our leader our president has already said that what he wants to engage in is that redistribution of wealth. so he has laid it on the line for us. he has a different philosophy of how the economy should work and that spreading the wealth around idea which a lot of people say well that sounds
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kind of socialist to me. and uhm, just different ideas than many americans would have when it comes true solutions being free market principles that need to be plugged in. >> reporter: palin's visit was sponsored today by the conservative liberty and freedom foundation. it's a three-day swing through california after san jose tonight, heading over to sacramento tomorrow for a speech and then, dana, it's on to orange county, more familiar more friendly territory for her on saturday. >> okay. in san jose, len ramirez, thank you. environmentally, it's a mess. it could be a disaster sitting here. >> it started as a problem in the delta. now it seems to be everywhere. what can be done about the growing number of boats that are simply set adrift. another emergency fix for a bay area bridge. what it means for commuters. a dollar for breast cancer. >> a dollar for breast cancer? >> yes. >> you feel like being asked for a donation in the checkout
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line is a little out of line? why some think the practice is doing more harm than good. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina.
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as ceo, she laid off 30,000 workers and shipped jobs to china. china. india. russia. poland. i know precisely why those jobs go. [ male announcer ] because fiorina shipped them there. to shanghai instead of san jose. bangalore instead of burbank. proudly stamping her products "made in china." 30,000 workers gone while fiorina took $100 million for herself. carly fiorina.
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outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer, and i approved this message. water supply is on the way o farmers in the san joaquin valley. ground was broken in tracy today on a 34- million dollar project, that will a more reliable water supply is on the way to farmers in the san joaquin valley. ground was broken today in tracy on a $34 million project that will pump water between two key central valley canals. senator dianne feinstein, interior secretary ken salazar both on hand. the project will create 160 construction jobs. they should finish it in the year 2012. some rusty old wrecks are ruining the scenic views along the alameda waterfront. four vessels some filled with garbage have been abandoned in san leandro bay recently. sherry hu in alameda, where home owners have had a hard time getting anybody to take
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responsibility for the nautical nastiness. sherry. >> reporter: well, allen, the tide seems to be turning because help is on the way but for neighbors here it won't be over until those things are gone. beauty and nature rolled into one. a priceless view from deborah finney's backyard, with the exception of one, two, three, and four things. >> almost like graffiti. if you don't take care of it right away, it just attracts more. >> reporter: and finney says they have collected over time. the first two barges arrived months ago then the sailboat slipped in and a couple of weeks ago, another sailorless floating platform arrived. from chopper 5 it looks like a dumping ground for industrial junk. >> environmentally, it's a mess. it could be a disaster sitting here. you know? with -- with all the garbage that's sitting on them. >> that goes towards jack london. and that goes towards the bay, towards the island. >> reporter: neighbor chris zimmerman says he has lived here a decade and over time dredging equipment has been
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left here before, but only for a day or two. >> they have purpose, that's different. but if it's just storing stuff because they don't have to pay for someone else, then that is a problem. >> reporter: for zimmerman the problem goes beyond being an eyesore. >> during the winter when we have storms there is good tidal action and we are worried if they became unattached, they would come this way at us. >> reporter: finney says she called the city, coast guard, anyone who might be able to help. >> it's just so frustrating. i probably have two pages of phone calls that i have made over and over to people and most of them have returned my calls, but nothing is done. >> reporter: until today. like finney, i talked to the boat officer with the local police department this morning. he told me he needs to find out who owns the vessels. if illegally board, they will get citations. but in abandoned, they will be toed away if abandoned and police will go after grant money from the state to be reimbursed. neighbors are waiting. >> i'd like them to be gone, just take them away. >> reporter: the police officer came out to the neighborhood to
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reassure folks here he is taking care of the problems but in the meantime the boats and barge stay because even if the city can tow them, there is nowhere to put them. >> the longer they stay they risk an environmental mess if one of them sinks or something like this. >> reporter: the officer plans to do whatever he can to get up close so he can see what's there. >> right away. >> reporter: and in an emergency they will take them away. >> all right. sherry hu, thanks. thank you drive the san mateo bridge, you are in for another big backup tomorrow morning. one westbound lane is closed while caltrans workers try to fix a cracked steel beam. it is under the far right lane just before the incline section. the beam was installed in 2001 during the seismic right tro fit of the bridge. crews found the crash during a schedule inspection on tuesday. >> no real immediate danger of any kind of catastrophic failure. but there's also no unimportant
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part of the bridge. >> engineers say that they don't know exactly why the beam failed. they are bolting steel plates on top and bottom of the beam to strengthen it. caltrans says it hopes to finish repairs sometime after the morning commute tomorrow. two san jose teenagers are in custody in the fire that caused $10 million in damage to trace elementary school back in july. authorities say that the suspects are 16- and 17-year- old boys. the teenagers have no known connection to trace elementary school. they were never students there. so investigators say the motive is still a mystery. authorities credit a $15,000 reward for inspiring many tips in that case. all right. who steals a 98-year-old woman's purse? somebody did right out of her shopping cart. vallejo police released these pictures of the guy they suspect of swiping an elderly woman's bag at the supermarket. it happened last month at the safeway store on lincoln road west. the surveillance video shows that man pushing the shopping cart past a 98-year-old woman
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then stealing her purse. the suspect is white, possibly mid-30s, dark hair, receding hairline and moustache and goatee. the quest for charity when you're standing in front of a crowd of change of strangers. and the ongoing legal fight of how you pump your gas. we are going to have that in two minutes. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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learned they will have to re there are a lot of unhappy gas station owners california tonight. today they learned that they will have to remove the hands- free latches that the state mandated they install earlier to reduce fuel vapors. soon after they were installed, they were told to take them off after several customers reported being sprayed with gasoline. station owners complained about the cost and even went to court to ask for a temporary restraining order. a judge rejected their request. some say they cool the inside of your home and others say they could cool the planet. julie watts takes a closer look at cool roofs on consumerwatch.
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[ singing ] >> make buildings more efficient and will save the polar bears ♪ >> reporter: their plan is simple just change the color of your roof. >> outside it's close to 90 degrees if not more. inside, it's 79 degrees. >> reporter: and they say that's entirely due to the cool roof on her menlo park home. it's a trend sweeping the nation and backed by the obama administration. light-colored roofs that cool your home and could cool the world. >> if you have a dark colored roof, it absorbs the light degrades it into heat, which is trapped by the greenhouse effects. and heats the world records art rosenfeld is a former california energy commissioner. and he points out the cool roof idea isn't a new one. >> the pharoahs understood this. their temples had white roofs and the greeks of course have had white roofs around the mediterranean forever. >> reporter: his goal is to get all commercial buildings to go green or white as the case may be. cities like l.a. and san francisco absorb and trap heat increasing the
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temperature one degree every year. according to his research in every commercial building in the world -- if every commercialing about in the world went white it would reduce -- >> 24 billion, not million, tons of co2 which is like turning the world off for half a year. >> reporter: for now, home owners are already having a positive effect. he says just one cool roof like this could have the global cooling effect of removing 10 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. >> that's like turning the family car off for two years. >> reporter: and for gail, that's well worth the $600 she spent on cooling her roof. >> ♪ from the basement to the roofing whether house or apartments, we will save the polar bears ♪ >> reporter: cool roofs are saving more than polar bears. they reduce energy costs by 10 to 15%. they extend the life of your roof. and new installations actually come with a federal tax credit. high, if you have a consumer story or complain, we'd love to
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hear it, go to cbs5.com and check on connect with us. julie watts, cbs 2 news. >> you would have done a cheer if you saw the temperatures come down. >> the pride of the high school. dana, i have a joke for you. >> what? >> ready? >> yeah. >> on sunday there is a 20% chance of rain at the raiders/49ers game. there's also a 20% chance of the 49ers winning. ba da bump. >> wait. this is like a story problem. i'm not good at math. >> i couldn't resist. keep the e-mails coming to king@cbs5.com! [ laughter ] >> look at all the sunshine, still, boy, temperatures across the bay still in the 80s. today so far we have had one record high that was in santa rosa at 98 degrees. let's look at the raiders 49
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ever forecast for sunday at candlestick. 63 degrees a slight chance of showers. you thought i was kidding, right? that's all because of this. this broke off to this. we only have a slight chance of rain showers in the sunday forecast. otherwise, out and about tonight, look at the numbers. still 60s through 70s, 80s and still sitting in the low 90s. tonight overnight bottoming out in the 50s to the low 60s around concord. looks like tomorrow good air quality at the beaches, otherwise a little bit of haze in the atmosphere, temperature- wise in the 70s and 80s. whoops, and into the 90s tomorrow. take a look at the extended forecast calls for cooler weather by the weekend into the 70s with that slight chance of precip on sunday and monday. we'll talk more about that extended forecast next time around. all right, we'll be performing later on tonight at the comedy shop. >> all right. roberta gonzales, take a bow! she's here all week. >> serving prime rib. you're doing your shopping the store cashier asks if you
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want to donate to a charity but where does the money go? and what's in it for the store making the pitch? juliette goodrich on the fundraising strategy known as embedded giving. >> reporter: you hear it at the checkout counter a lot these days. >> a dollar for breast cancer? >> a dollar for breast cancer? >> yes. >> reporter: as you swipe your card, a pitch to pay a little more. >> did you want to donate today? >> reporter: for a good cause. >> 99 cents gift bags to the humane society. >> reporter: there is a word for it embedded giving raising millions for charity but is it something you want to be asked every time you shop? >> no, doesn't bother me because it's for a good cause. >> sometimes it puts me off a little bit makes me feel like i'm not doing my part. >> do you get tired of it? >> totally tired. >> they feel sometimes badgered into giving, guilted into giving, manipulated into giving. >> reporter: marketing professor job is to keep tabs on shoppers' preferences and
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she says right now... >> consumers feel like they are just bombarded. >> do you want to donate? >> reporter: she says edge bedded giving is a marketing ploy that may be getting overused. >> it's backfiring. it doesn't seem like it's special or significant. >> reporter: and we found despite reassurances from cashiers... >> we donate 100%. >> reporter: ... some shoppers just don't trust it. >> i usually choose not to donate because i have no idea where the money is going. >> i wonder what percentage the store gets. >> reporter: the state attorney general's office tells cbs 5 there is little regulation of embedded giving and safeway wouldn't talk to us on camera about it saying the topic is touchy, but the company did send us financial statements that support its claims that all the money raised at the cash register does go to causes like breast cancer programs. >> i think safeway is going to make an enormous impact on
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breast cancer. >> reporter: dr. laura estermann runs the program. >> they have made a strategic decision to invest it in really high impact programs. so that they could make a big, big difference. that's what they are doing. >> reporter: and safeway is not only one. whole foods and petco are among the many companies that collect donations at the checkout counter. >> thank you. we appreciate it. >> reporter: at petco, about 10% of donations go to overhead. the rest help thousands of local animal groups like gimme shelter which rescues abandoned cats. >> we have great success with our customers. they are open hearted. they want to give. >> reporter: but bottom line, professor yarrow says as more companies jump on the charity bandwagon -- >> it lose its impact. it becomes meaningless. >> reporter: this cashier's advice? >> whatever, that's okay. >> reporter: juliette goodrich, cbs 5. to put this in perspective, embedded giving does raise huge
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amounts of money. safeway alone has raised $144 million for cancer programs. by the way in case you wonder who gets the tax deductions, you do. save the receipts because it all adds up. the numbers just keep getting worse. as the foreclosure crisis keeps dragging on, what it means for home owners and home values and why the problem is keeping the entire economy in the ditch. [ chanting ] >> it's been a daily and nightly occurrence in san francisco for years now. hotel picket lines. how the hotel bosses are fighting back. and maybe it's not all in the wrist. why some california researchers think the curveball is a simple trick of the eye. both campaigned for votes is
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[ male announcer ] everyone is hurting. republican. democrat. independent. your party doesn't matter anymore. it's fixing this mess.
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boxer's been there twenty-eight years. and, look what we've got. when bickering ends, solutions begin. i'm prepared to oppose my party when it's wrong. we can change washington but first you have to vote, to change the people we send there. i'm carly fiorina and i approve this message.
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in the last three months, bs seized more than a quart ion properties. steroids the foreclosure rate is on pace to set a -- the foreclosure rate is on pace to set a discouraging record. banks have foreclosed 22% more than the same period last year. if that rate continues, lenders will repossess more than a million homes by the end of the year. very bad news for the economy. >> we won't be able to work through these problem loans, house prices will be weaker for longer and that means the economy can't gain traction. >> reporter: and adding to the uncertainty are the increasing questions about the validity of thousands of foreclosures. we have seen the pictures many times over the last year. hotel workers staging noisy picket lines at downtown san francisco hotels. well, today an unusual first in this labor dispute. sharon chin reports, several hotel executives teamed up and fired back.
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>> we got a noisy union ♪ >> reporter: hundreds of employees picket in a six-day strike outside san francisco's hilton hotel among thousands of local hotel workers whose contract expired more than a year ago. that's the story outside. >> we want them in the hotel. we want them paid. >> reporter: inside, an unprecedented gathering. eight hotel general managers and other tourism industry leaders strike back with their own message. >> strikes are never constructive. strikes are always destructive. >> reporter: the hotel bosses say the workers strikes and boycotts in the last year have hurt san francisco's $9 billion tourism industry. and with the giants in the play- offs? >> 30% of the folks who will be sitting in those seats at at&t park will be from out of town. we don't want this to be the first impression these folks get coming to san francisco. >> reporter: hotel general managers say union actions have scared off large groups of visitors costing the city $10
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million. >> we lost a couple of significant pieces of business. unfortunately they were fundraising events that were cancelled, one was the force of raise money for burn victims. they had to go elsewhere in the last minute because they were pressured not -- to honor the boycott at the hotel. >> reporter: but workers like 30-year hilton housekeeper guadalupe chavez fires back at the employers. >> if we don't hurt san francisco, we not hurt the city, they hurt our family. >> reporter: for 18 years, this person, healthcare is a key sticking point in the negotiations that both sides say stopped months ago. >> they expect me to pay $180 towards my healthcare too? >> i mean never paid anything before. >> reporter: but hotel managers deny proposing employees pay more. >> we have a full proposal on the table that will fund healthcare completely and keep their costs the same. >> reporter: hotel managers say they want the union workers to come back to the bargaining table and the workers tell us they want to come back. but so far, no new talks are
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scheduled. in san francisco, cbs 5. barbara boxer and carly fiorina both campaign for votes in l.a. county today. not that we don't count but it's a place where political insiders believe that u.s. senate race will ultimately be decided. terrell brown has the story. >> reporter: in the city of industry, carly fiorina the republican running for the u.s. senate met with 100 latino business owners. she told the latino coalition that her democratic rival's extreme tax and spend policies are job killers. >> when we destroy a job, when we destroy a business, we are doing much more than destroying somebody's paycheck. we are destroying someone's chance at the american dream. >> reporter: before the meeting ended the national hispanic business roundtable announced its endorsement for fiorina. >> our endorsement of carly fiorina for u.s. senate in california. we couldn't be more happy to endorse carly. >> reporter: the endorsement
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came one day after fiorina took a beating for her spanish tv ad. [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: the ad claims senator barbara boxer voted against immigration reform. a political advertising watchdog found that claim to be false. >> no to carly fiorina! no, no, no. you can't mislead the public. >> reporter: and later in the day at the hip hollywood roosevelt hotel, senator boxer fired up an enthusiastic crowd of female supporters. >> it is boxer pro-choice versus fiorina antichoice, very clear and very important people know this. >> reporter: the there was a list of women who support boxer including national state and county democratic leaders, planned parenthood leaders and some hollywood stars. >> carly fiorina is out of touch with california on so many issues but on this one, it
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could not be more clear how far away she is from our state and it could not be more tragic how far away she is from what women need. >> reporter: boxer repeated a charge she had made often. >> overturning roe vs. wade would turn women and doctors into criminals. >> reporter: it's an accusation we have heard time and time again. one that fiorina calls a lie. >> senator boxer has indicated that i support criminalization of abortion and that is false and she knows it. >> i'm terrell brown, cbs 5. more fallout from a judge's order to stop enforcing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for homosexuals in the military. today the justice department asked the judge to put aside her ruling say that it could cause irreparable harm to our military and national security. they say that they need more time to handle the transition. government lawyers say if the judge does not lift her order by monday, they will take their appeal to the supreme court.
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if up held the landmark ruling could effectively end the military's 17 year ban on openly gay troops. it's a sound you know. [ beep beep ] >> oh, yeah. but something you may not know. why so early in the morning? that's tonight's "good question." and before you set until for the big pitching showdown this weekend, a look at how some bay area researchers are unlocking the secrets of the curve ball. brett favre goes down at practice. i'm dennis o'donnell. we will show you what happened. and the giants touch down in philadelphia coming up. [ bell rings ] what are you doing, friending somebody? yeah. you got time for that? you got time to earn more on your savings, online at capitalone.com. that's new school banking, baby! instead of earning squatootski... your savings will be earning three times the national average. now, let's review.
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got some breaking news out of the middle of the bay actually. this is on treasure island where we are told that three workers were hurt. now, right now we're being told minor injuries. these folks were setting up for the treasure island music festival that happens this weekend.
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so the hydraulic lift and cranes being used there to raise the roof over the stage barge, the load shifted but three workers who were working to set this part of the music festival up have been hurt. we'll try and get their exact conditions for you later but that load shifted and those three workers hurt but we are told that as of now they are going to try to continue this operation and that the music festival should go on as planned. this is treasure island where three workers working on the music festival for the weekend were injured. if you are a giants stan, you certainly know that the national league championship series kicks off saturday in philadelphia. well, now you can watch the game armed with some new knowledge about your brain. dr. kim joins us now with more. >> reporter: this is a medical story? okay. so curve balls curve and fast balls really do go fast. but now california researchers say when it comes to a breaking ball it's really all in your head. >> three balls, two strikes,
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two down. runner at second. >> reporter: on saturday, giants ace tim lincecum takes the hill in game one against the phillies. in his arsenal, fast balls, change-ups, nasty sliders, and curve balls, pitchers destined to confuse batters. the approaching ball appears it defy gravity, break, drop, do a whole range of unusual behaviors. well, not so fast. california researchers are throwing us a new curve. they say that the distinctive break of a curve ball is nothing more than an optical illusion. they say curve balls rely do curve but the sharp break occurs when the batter shifts his eye between his central vision and his peripheral vision. here's how. see that falling spinning silver ball? imagine that's the baseball. focus only on the silver ball. it's going straight down. that's central vision.
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new look at both balls. the silver and the blue ball off to the right. see how your silver baseball seems to change course and veer off to the left? that's peripheral. the silver goes straight. focus on both, it goes left. see the optical illusion? >> the baseball in its rotation and speed and direction really messes with what we're seeing. >> nicely done. >> reporter: researchers say when the ball leaves the pitcher's hand the batter focuses on the ball using central vision. when the ball is 20 feet away from home plate the batter tends to switch to peripheral vision. as it arrives at the place he switches back to central division and sees the ball in a different spot than expected. if he takes his eye off the ball by 10 degrees the size of the break is one foot. the obvious remedy kind your eye and central vision on the ball and that's easier said than done when facing tim
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lincecum. his fastball is clocked up to 95 miles an hour. and here's the really interesting tidbit i learned today. in the major leagues they are told to look at the ball with both eyes. don't use one eye. you got square that up. both of your eyes looking at the ball. and don't want to go up or down in your stance during the pitch. you got to hold that head steady. hold your line of sight steady. >> common sense i would think one i -- >> i don't know if i want any eyes facing that ball. [ laughter ] >> not coming at me 90 miles an hour, no. that was really fascinating. >> a medical angle. >> bravo. >> later in this show dennis will be covering a health story. [ laughter ] >> don't ruin the elbow trying to throw curve ball. >> not a chance. >> thank you, kim. all right. you know what? it sure is nice having someone take the garbage off your hands once a week, but why, why, so early-morning in the morning! that's tonight's "good question" coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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of bed, convinced your neighborhood is under attack only to realize it's ga day. carl in ever jumped out of bed convinced your neighborhood is under attack? only then you realize it's garbage day? carl in san mateo wants to know, why do garbage companies start residential service so
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early in the morning? ken bastida with tonight's "good question." [ loud beeping ] >> reporter: everybody recognizes that sound. it's the one that gently wakes you in the wee hours of the morning at least once a week. [ loud noise ] >> in a residential area we have to get out there at 6:00 a.m. and these trucks will move down the block pretty quickly. >> reporter: garbage pickup in san francisco happens early in the morning and for good reason, says spokesman robert reed. they want to be off the streets and gone before the traffic starts. >> san francisco's a very dense urban environment. and so we really can't be running trucks on city streets all day long. [ beep beep ] >> streets are narrow. there's not a lot of parking in san francisco. so we really need to be very efficient and as safe as possible. >> reporter: that means having the right equipment to dole with san francisco's narrow and clogged roads. picking up garbage is all about efficiency.
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you can drive from this side of the truck or if it's easier you can drive from the other side. just make sure you get it done before anyone wakes up. >> san francisco has the second most dense urban environment in the united states second only to new york city. that means there's a lot of people here. there's a lot of cars at the curb. at 8:00, the play opens and everybody comes out and here we go again. >> reporter: i need your good questions. send them to me at cbs5.com. live from the cbs 5 studios we have your pinpoint forecast as we look straight ahead towards friday and into your weekend. this is our live camera looking out past lake curry in vacaville where today's high temperature was in the low 90s. humidity was a little higher near 23%. meanwhile, to the beach we go where today we had a high temperature in the lower 80s. it was officially 85 degrees just yonder from ocean beach into san francisco. if you are out and about this evening, we still have
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temperatures in the 70s coastside. bayside, mid-70s. and into the low and mid-80s inland. official sunset did happen at 6:33. it looks like tonight overnight from 52 degrees in santa rosa to the high 50s across the silicon valley. low 60s east bay in concord. check this out. this right here. did you see those clouds this morning? they were all associated with this a few of these clouds branched off from this area of low pressure and this is going to produce a slight chance of rain showers in your seven-day forecast. we'll get to that but meanwhile tomorrow moderate air quality a little bit of a tinge in the air that you breathe. otherwise, daytime highs will play out like this 70s at the beaches, 85 in san jose down from 91 today. 86 in milpitas through union city. campbell oktoberfest partly sunny and mild conditions. east bay numbers up to 86 degrees in pleasant hill. mid-80s in san leandro outside number 91 in danville and in
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pleasanton. meanwhile, taste of fillmore this weekend in san francisco. partly sunny skies. 76 degrees tomorrow down from 85 today. 93 in santa rosa. the extended forecast calls for cooler conditions this weekend, slight chance of rain sunday, monday. mild through thursday. hut, hut, hike, dennis! >> very good. the lpga and pga tee off in the bay area at the same time. i'm dennis o'donnell. and mike singletary has a new dvd out. >> it's all in the eyes. they cannot conceal... they only reveal eyes they cannot conceal... ,, the moment you feel run down or achy nip flu-like symptoms in the bud, with oscillococcinum.
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philadelphia on saturday, ha blister on his throwing hand..linecum says it's no g deal, but has received extee treatment for the blister. lincecum has a blister on his throwing hand. tim lincecum says it's no big deal but has received extensive treatment for the blissster . the giants arrived in philadelphia. pat burrell returns home to the city where he was once a hero. his job now, beat the phillies. rain forced the giants to cancel tonight's workout but they will be back on the field tomorrow and ready for the series opener saturday night. vegas is not being kind to the giants. the phillies have the greatest odds of winning the world series. the giants the least. a lot of that has to do with
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philadelphia ace roy halladay who threw a no-hitter in his last start. >> i have a lot of confidence in roy and he has a lot of confidence in himself and our team has a lot of confidence in him. seeing a perfect game and no- hitter this year, i don't know what else i could see. but if it's better than that i damn sure want to see it. >> kim will be there tomorrow comparing cheesesteaks. a battle between an 0-5 and 3-2 football team doesn't look like a great matchup on paper but sunday's matchup is huge for the 49ers and raiders. san francisco still winless. their quarterback still prone to costly mistakes and their head coach is rumored to be on the hot seat. this is the stuff that normally happens across the bay area where even the raiders are taking notice of the 49ers' chaos. >> it's different, you know, it hasn't been that way since i have been here. you know? so it is a change of things. you know, i don't know how they are handling it buy know it's a
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difficult thing to handle. >> you like seeing quite things in the bay. >> absolutely. >> battle of the bay is on cbs 5 starting at 1:00, after the game the fifth quarter, both locker rooms will be covered. meanwhile, mike singletary has a new dvd out designed to teach viewers how faith can help achieve success. >> it's all in the eyes. they cannot conceal. [ rap ] >> they only reveal. >> eyes. >> they cannot conceal. it's all in the eyes. they cannot conceal. [ rap music ] >> it was a great project and it was fun to do. very exciting. >> it's all in the eyes. >> what does a u.s. open championship get you for pleasanton native paula creamer it meant an appearance on the price is right. >> wow. >> book yourself a tee time and put those clubs in the back of your new car! [ applause and cheers ] >> from one of barker's beauties the blackhawk country club in danville the pink
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panthers birdied the 14th hole. she finished one over. 12 back of the leader britney lincecum. her shot or she shot a career best 61 breaking the course record by three strokes. these 11-under with a four- stroke lead over the rest of the field. wow. also in the bay area, everyone trying to stay cool during round one at san martin's tournament. rocky mediate shot a 7-under 64 to take a one-shot lead. he hasn't won on tour since 2002. isaac weintraub is playing at san jose state regularly but this time around, the stakes are higher. >> come thursday when they announce my name i'm going to be nervous. i don't think there is any way around that. >> reporter: isaac weintraub is no stranger to the layout of cord val golf club. he just never played it on this stage. the santa cruz native is making
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his pga tour debut in his backyard. >> get in a lot of text messages from numbers i don't know and i look at them and instead of saying who is this, they will say good job or something like that i'll just say thanks. >> different course than it was april month ago, you know. >> reporter: weintraub has been trying to create his own identity since graduating in 2004 as a professional, it hasn't been easy playing on the canadian tour with a bum ankle. but he qualified to play at cure deval last month carding a 66 in a one day events he is now in the mix with guys like john daly and justin leonard. >> i really don't feel out of place. i mean, i have played five years of professional golf in like 11 different countries and four continents. i feel like i have earned being here. i'm knots just coming to enjoy t i want to compete. >> reporter: the comforts of home hope to give him an edge. biggest coming fort, listening to the giants on the radio. >> last night i got the
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pleasure of listing to knbr on the drive back to santa cruz. i was fired up. pretty cool. >> not so cool his score he shot a 79, 15 strokes off the lead after one round. rough week for brett favre. the vikings are 1-3 he has a sore elling bow. involved in a naked picture scandal, a sore elbow and now this. >> oh!! >> yeah. >> yeah. >> down goes brett favre. he is okay and will be the quarterback against the dallas cowboys this weekend. >> so who threw that ball? was it that female reporter? >> no. [ laughter ] >> well, she certainly would have the right -- [overlapping speakers] >> brett favre is okay, folks. >> thank you for joining us. see you at 10:00 and 11:00. we know everyone's looking for ways to save. why not save on car insurance? [ coin drops ] [ high-pitched voice ] thanks. [ normal voice ] you're welcome. get a free quote at progressive.com.
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