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2-0. in the 5th sanchez to second, utley boots it. they would say it's a base hitter. >> reporter: first ruled an error and changed later. matt cain did it from there. he refused to give up a run. 7 shutout innings as the giants shut out the phillies and take a 2-1 series lead. it was interesting, i actually didn't get into the ballpark until the 5th inning because of a credential snafu. and the only guy more upset than i was, was mike sugerman, who never got into the ballpark! he is still outside. mike, how is it outside the ballpark in such a good one? >> hey, it was a very exciting day. first of all, check out the play-off beard. i'm not shaving until the giants stop playing baseball. that's the play-off spirit. 43,000 excited fans got into the ballpark. they saw a great game. they had a terrific day. thousands of others, including photojournalist matt and myself
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didn't get in! and this is what it was like being around china basin today. >> programs! programs! >> loyal giants fan in need of one ticket, please. come on! you need tickets but you got tickets. >> that's right, my man. you just figured it out. you go to stanfo or cam? >> some people are making a fortune. >> some people think it's good karma. >> watch this. >> 50. >> oh. >> that's 150 for one. >> oh, no, no. you can't scalp a scalper. what are you talking about? you don't make money off me. it's vice versa. >> you guys going glen is. >> i wish. we are just out here right now just celebrating. >> we are still picking up the energy. we are still delivering energy. it's all about being positive. >> i guess you couldn't get a ticket to the game today?
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>> no. it's great out hire. weather is great, fog burned off and we're ready for a splash ball. >> i'm ready. here's a guy that can juggle work with fun. >> that's right. what are you doing? going to the game? >> no, i'm not going to be able to go in. i'm just enjoying the festivities outside. >> sheffield, england, originally. >> reporter: how does a brit look at baseball? >> it's like grounders with balls. >> reporter: is that dirty? >> it's a good thing. >> it's not dirty at all. >> reporter: what can you see from here? >> i see great. see everything. >> reporter: you see everything? i can see the whole thing. >> reporter: you got a ticket? >> face value ticket in the bleachers. >> reporter: how much? >> 40 bucks. >> reporter: oh, my gosh. just because you're a loyal fan? >> you know, good people want to sit next to good people. they don't want to give them to a scalper. it all worked out fine. >> reporter: the play-off beard is growing. by the way, the scalpers i
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think took a bath out here today. i don't think they were getting anywhere near what they thought they would get. there was one arrest inside, some chucklehead giants fan, i'm sorry to say, arrested for throwing pumpkin seeds at the phillies family section. he was taken away. >> that was the best thing to do? pumpkin seeds? that's the fastest beard growth i have ever seen a miracle. >> reporter: giants, baby, giants! >> it's a giant miracle! [ laughter ] >> and they agree. [ yelling in the background ] >> reporter: there you go, very good. >> mike, thank you, and thank you to dennis o'donnell as well. on to serious story. hired to kill, a bay area country club targeting wild pigs. ann notarangelo shows us the problem leading to gunfire on the greens. ann. >> reporter: thuy, the wild pigs live over that hill but it's dry and brown. not much for them to eat so they come down lower where it's
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green, lush and they are in hog heaven. the problem, they are creating quite a mess. >> reporter: eric has not actually seen the wild pigs tearing up his golf course but he has seen their handiwork. >> came in, in the morning and they completely rototilled part of the fairway up. >> reporter: the battle of the pigs has been going on for years. the oakhurst golf course built a fence around the property but still 30 wild pigs weighing between 300 and 500 pounds find the lush green golf course irresistible. >> they are a cross between domesticked pigged and wild boars. nothing i would want to tangle with. >> reporter: the ripped up sod isn't something the golfers want to contend with when they tee up. >> and they scream and just tear it up. it's sad. and it's expensive.
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it just makes a mess. it's just awful. i mean, i feel sorry that they do kill them, but... >> reporter: that seems to be the only since trapping doesn't work. they were given a hunting permit after bows and arrows didn't work. >> we couldn't get to them with the archery with the terrain so we have gone to shooting them wit lead shrugs. >> reporter: so far he only shot four pigs. marlon lives along the first fairway and heard gunshots only a couple of times in the 20 years it's been going on. >> that doesn't bother me at automatic. i know they are not going to be shooting in my direction. that doesn't bother me a all. they will be getting the pigs in the right position. >> reporter: the police are confident that people and property are safe and this is one way of making sure pigs don't wander into town which has happened in years past. >> these multiply quickly and they can be pretty aggressive animals. so it's -- they are doing the
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right thing with the method that they are using. >> reporter: you guys getting a lot of calls for or against or out of concern? >> we got one or two calls a couple of nights ago where they heard popping noises in the middle of the night. >> reporter: so the hunter has been out every night for the last three weeks. but they are not sure how long the services will be needed but he does have a permit to shoot to kill until the end of december. >> all right. we'll see how things go. ann notarangelo in clayton, thank you. what went wrong and who is responsible? as state lawmakers try to get to the bottom of the san bruno explosion, we are learning of new lawsuits against pg&e and in fact, we have some of them here. this is just some of the documents that have been filed. they are very lengthy. five families have filed separate suits claiming the utility did not properly maintain the pipeline that exploded. pg&e already faces at least two other lawsuits related to the september 9 blast. pg&e is not commenting on the lawsuits yet. at the first senate hearing in sacramento today, lawmakers called on pg&e executives to
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find out what went wrong. the blast killed 8 people including jessica morales. her boyfriend's father testified today. >> i sit here with sorrow in my heart knowing that my son's first love that he witnessed her perishing in this awful, awful fire. >> an earlier report indicates a power malfunction at pg&e's milpitas terminal led to a build-up of gas pressure in the san bruno pipeline just minutes before the explosion. the investigation into that continues. buy-outs and bonuses are being offered to home owners devastated by the explosion. pg&e says those who agree to sell their property within six months will get a $50,000 bonus. those who choose to stay, the utility is also offering them $50,000 if they rebuild within 16 months. the blast destroyed 37 homes and damaged 18 others. tonight the emeryville city council could decide the fate of a proposal by ikea to build
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a new warehouse. the retailer wants to put a customer pickup center on hollis street near 53rd but don ford reports some neighbors aren't so hot on the plan. reporter: one of the iconic symbols of the east bay, the ikea store in emeryville, doing business here for over 10 years, business has been good. and now ikea wants more space. this warehouse has been empty for more than 10 years, says ikea. and they want to use it for special items. >> the products that will be available for pickup over at the warehouse will be either larger items, items that are complex or items that are lower volume or we just don't sell as many of them. >> reporter: but near the warehouse is a group of homes. and some folks are not happy about the possibility of ikea being their neighbor. >> trying to get to sleep and then big trucks coming in here with slamming and yelling and moving large items and crossing a sidewalk where people are trying to walk to emery go round or people are trying to
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walk to the childhood development center. i just think it's a -- it's an incompatible use. >> reporter: the neighbors are also concerned about pollution from idling trucks increased traffic and forklift activity. many of these items ikea claims will be addressed. the intersection of hollis and 353rd street is already a -- and 53rd street is already a light industrial area and ikea claims it will be a good neighbor and says it has reached out to the community and will continue to do so. >> i don't think big box retail belongs in our side of the tracks. it's zoned for west of the tracks and the retail and entertainment district and is zoned that way to protect the residential neighborhood. >> reporter: the decision to allow ikea to expand to the warehouse will be decided here tonight at the emeryville city council chambers. both sides are expected to give vigorous presentations. in emeryville, don ford, cbs 5. multitasking is normally a good leadership quality but not when you're behind the wheel.
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>> i think it's reckless, irresponsible behavior. >> reporter: the bay area city councilman busted for driving while distracted. what he did to make matters even worse. first police, now firefighters? the money woes that have one city looking to outservice plus a new attraction that will transform san francisco's waterfront. ,, i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message. he worked his whole life, served his country defending our freedoms, and depends on social security. so, who would want to privatize it? corporate lawyer david harmer. harmer's social security privatization plan would cut guaranteed benefits and gamble with social security on wall street.
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gove . a new poll shows jerry brown is widening his lead over meg whitman in this governor's race with just two weeks to go until the election. he leads whitman 47% to 40%. the surveyusa poll taken between october 15 and 18, that's the lowest level of support for whitman in six surveyusa tracking polls dating back to july. the senate race is tighter according to the same poll. senator barbara boxer is just two points ahead of carly fiorina, 46 to 44%. that's a statistical dead heat. surveyusa interviewed 950 california adults. for the first time the poll included cell phone users. for one local lawmaker trouble keeps mounting. he was caught typing on his laptop and texting while driving and then was a no show in court.
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that's why an arrest warrant was issued for this santa cruz councilman according to court records. the chp pulled him over for allegedly swerving over the center divider on the freeway. the warrant was issued after he didn't show up for the arraignment. >> that really is aegregious. i don't know were a public official wouldn't show up. that's a bad example. >> now he did go to court last week and pled not guilty to the charges. after showing up for that appearance, the arrest warrant was cancelled. he faces up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 fine if convicted. and in other bay area headlines, concord police are looking for two men who robbed a pizza and subway restaurant last night both within an hour of each other. no injuries. the man got cash in both incidents. so far no suspects or arrests. golden gate park would soon
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be off limits overnight. it follows a rash of crime there. san francisco city officials are drafting a law that would make it illegal to be in the park between 1:00 and 5:00 a.m. violators could end up in jail. in recent months there's been a surge in violence and vandalism in the park including a deadly stabbing, slashed rose bushes and the destruction of three holes at a golf course. san carlos is looking for firefighters. but it's not filling jobs. the city wants to outsource its fire department to save money. city leaders have already voted to issue a formal request for proposals. cal fire, san mateo, the menlo park fire protection district and redwood city have all expressed interest. well, it's supposed to be a mood booster for moms. and even better for the baby. but what many women have been taking for years that doctors are now questioning. >> sometimes a change not only looks but yearbooks. coming up a high-tech version of an old classic.
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and two more giants home games to go. one, well, there's a chance of rain in that ballgame. we'll pinpoint that day with your eyewitness news weather report coming up after this on cbs 5. ,, [ male announcer ] unions have spent over 20 million dollars against meg whitman. millions in cash for brown. and the teacher's union just spent millions more attacking meg. jerry brown again? he sure comes with strings attached.
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against meg whitman. millions in cash for brown. and the teacher's union just spent millions more attacking meg. jerry brown again? he sure comes with strings attached. new study may disappoint you. but for pregnant women, there's some good news along with the bad. dr. kim m can taking fish outline supplements make the baby blues float away? for pregnant women, there is good and bad news. dr. kim mulvihill reports. >> reporter: fish oil has benefits but not for postpartum depression that affects up to 25% of new mothers. even so, don't toss out the fish. reporter: women are urged to eat more seafood during pregnancy because certain fish are beneficial fatty acid. it's good for baby and mom. but many women won't. >> i just held up on seafood altogether while i was present because of mercury concerns,
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absolutely. >> reporter: research suggests that fish oils may lower the risk for postpartum depression. since many women opt for supplements a new study tested the idea. the results were disappointing. they didn't help with symptoms of clinical depression, and the fish oil didn't have any effects on the baby's cognitive development once the babies were born. but, among the women who took fish oil supplements there were lower rates of birth weight babies and fewer admission to the neonatal icu. according to experts fish oil supplements are safe, well tolerated and reduce the risk of pre-term birth. women should have supplements or low mercury fish. that includes salmon, whitefish, herring, trout and anchovies. women need roughly 200 milligrams of fish oil that contains dha every day. dha is one kind of omega-3 fatty acid. instead of 200, most women only
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get about 70 milligrams. if you eat a 6-ounce piece of salmon once a we'll you will get plenty of the fatty acid. thuy? >> thank you. well, a groundbreaking ceremony on the embarcadero today for the exploratorium's new home. the $220 million building that will house san francisco's interactive science museum will go up at pier 17 and 15. the project is expected to transform a portion of the waterfront. and museum official hope to raise a total of $300 million for construction as well as the cost of moving from its current home at the palace of fine arts. beautiful shot there. and wow, what a beautiful day for a beautiful game. i mean, it doesn't get much sweeter than this. >> in the month of october, yes. we haven't seen play-off action in october in eight years. can you remember the weather back there? >> i don't. >> it was similar. this is a stellar day. this is a typical day in the city by the bay.
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this is san jose, however, looking out we have a little bit of haze in the atmosphere. the air quality today was moderate. average high temperature in san jose this time of the year 74 degrees and currently, it is 75 degrees with a northwest wind at 7. redwood city now sporting 73 with a nonexisting extent breeze that wind ever so gentle in san rafael. santa clara at 73. temperatures are uniform across the district. and walnut creek east bay 79 degrees. we do have another game tomorrow. this time around, it's at 4:59 in the afternoon hours. 59 degrees partly sunny skies. we will notice the thing up of the marine layer come game time and the winds will begin to increase off the ocean as well 10 to 20 miles per hour. now, tonight if you are out and about the numbers range from the 50s along the seashore currently in san francisco, it's a very cool 57 degrees, 60s bayside, 70s inland.
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tonight partly cloudy, patchy dense fog. 47 degrees from cotati and santa rosa. storm track to the north of us. this is a really complex weather pattern for the next several days. we're still under the influence of high pressure giving it one more sunshiny day o wednesday, back here we are developing subtropical moisture. first off, here's your fog product. looking at the low clouds and fog in the bay area tomorrow morning, then gradually clearing out. looks like we will see some clearing during the day. meanwhile, moderate air quality throughout the east bay and the santa clara valley. temperatures tomorrow for your wednesday, 60s san francisco, 70s inland areas. the extended forecast, a chance of raindrops by the giants game thursday night. chance of rain on friday. north bay rain showers saturday. everybody gets wet on sunday before we dry out next week. and thuy, that is the very complex pinpoint forecast. >> all right.
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roberta, thank you. well, it is an annual tradition. yearbooks great keepsake, right? but the prices not so great. julie watts on the consumerwatch with the high- tech tool that's making the classic affordable. hi, julie. >> reporter: times have changed since i was in high school. i had just a few pictures in the old archbishop midi high school year high school. now we found a new way to allow students to get as much face time as they want in their yearbook and it's saving schools money. reporter: margaret flynn is making sure her daughter's school years at saint timothies don't slip away. >> it's nice to see how they have changed and what they have done over the years. >> reporter: most of these memorable moments don't make it into the yearbook so this 6th grade teacher is trying a virtual yearbook made possible by >> it's really easy dragging and dropping and with it be online we could all see the yearbook at once. >> reporter: the website allows
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each student to customize two pages. >> i can take pictures from maybe her birthday party that the school may not have and we can put those in there. >> reporter: and these personalized yearbooks save more than student memories. they save schools money. >> schools have been forced to commit thousands to the yearbook and really these parents that are buying all these books and students buying these books, anywhere from $10 to hundreds of dollars, they are only in there once, twice. >> reporter:'s aaron greco points out with virtual yearbooks schools no longer have to spend a fortune up front and hopes that parents actually buy all the books. if mom and dad want a yearbook, they long on and place their own order. >> many books are purchased, that's how many we print so there are no leftover books. >> reporter: for those parents who don't want to end up storing stacks of old yearbooks, the virtual copy lives online. something principal monica miller is thrilled about. >> we are restoring unused yearbooks and we still have a lot of unused yearbooks, books that have never been bought and probably never will be bought.
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>> reporter: but from the school's point of view, the best part of these virtual yearbooks? >> the money that we save there, we can now use for technology in other places in our school, for budgeting -- other budgeting purposes. >> reporter: so the virtual yearbooks cost about the same amount as your traditional yearbooks. this one is an example of an elementary school yearbook. it cost about $8. obviously if you are going for the high school hard back. hey, if you have a consumer complaint or question, give us a call. we'd love to help. 1-888-5-helps-u. or check us out on the web, we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina.
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she's against banning assault weapons... and that's reckless and dangerous. she's for risky new oil drilling that could threaten our jobs. fiorina's plan would mean slashing social security and medicare, which would devastate seniors. and she'd make abortion a crime. no wonder fiorina is endorsed by sarah palin. carly fiorina. just too extreme for california. [ boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message.
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meg whitman's hometown newspaper said it best: "meg whitman has demonstrated a loose relationship with the truth" "a poor understanding of government" "pat solutions for problems whose depth and complexity clearly elude her" "she utterly lacks the qualifications to be governor" jerry brown "offers california exactly what it needs" "good ideas, strong principles, a reputation for telling the truth" and the ability to "get things done in sacramento"
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meg whitman's hometown newspaper and newspapers across the state have endorsed jerry brown for governor. news at 6. it could be the toughest anti- smoking legislation in the bay area... the ex i'm dana king. here's what we're working on for eyewitness news at 6:00. it could be the toughest antismoking legislation in the bay area. the extra step one community is taking to keep cigarettes out of the hands of kids. and keeping it all in the family. a lands end landmark will keep rustling up bacon and eggs but with a twist that. and much more at 6:00. >> thank you. well, a concert by the oakland east bay symphony honoring young people, honored also a supporter who is 99 years ago young. child bud crosscy has been a board member and contributor to the symphony for years. born and raised in oakland, he played with the marin symphony as a young man before turning to business. he has been a volunteer piano teacher at local schools for 50 years ago and just retired from
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a second career as a farmer. see you at 6:00. t. remember the t. remember the ,, i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message. he worked his whole life, served his country defending our freedoms, and depends on social security. so, who would want to privatize it? corporate lawyer david harmer. harmer's social security privatization plan would cut guaranteed benefits and gamble with social security on wall street. while we worry, harmer's wall street friends would make billions in profits from privatization. david harmer. a social security privatization plan we can't afford.
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she's against banning assault weapons... and that's reckless and dangerous. she's for risky new oil drilling that could threaten our jobs. fiorina's plan would mean slashing social security and medicare, which would devastate seniors. and she'd make abortion a crime. no wonder fiorina is endorsed by sarah palin. carly fiorina. just too extreme for california. [ boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message.


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