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to get americans back to work. sit together tonight, work together tomorrow. president obama laying out his plan to get americans back to work. a woman found in a burning car. why police think the horror began 90 miles away. a new app for people in the bay area. how a stranger with a smart phone who happens to be nearby could save a life. "this broadcast realtime captioned by becky lyon." good evening i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. this is our generation's moment. that declaration tonight from the president in his state of the union address. president obama referenced the space race with the soviet union to remind the nation that embracing innovation can lead to new jobs. in connection with that, he wants the feds to invest in biomedical research, information technology and clean energy. at the same time, the president called for a five-year freeze
on most discretionary government spend being. and he spoke about stream lining the way things are done in washington. >> the interior department is in charge of salmon while they are in freshwater but the commerce department handles them when they are in saltwater . i hear it is even more complicated once they are smoked. we have to make america the best place to do business. we need to take responsibility for our deficit and reform our government. that's how our people will prosper. that's how we will win the future. >> we face a crushing burden of debt. the debt will soon eclipse our entire economy. and grow to catastrophic levels in the years ahead. >> and that was congressman paul ryan delivering the republican response. he calls for limited government. low taxes. and immediate spending cuts. >> president obama urged more cooperation between the democrats and the republicans as they deal with the country's
economic recovery. linda yee is here and says there was a show of unity in his state of the union address tonight but it is not clear how long that will last. [ applause ] >> reporter: a picture of civility, democrats sitting next to republicans. a sincere show of unity or just a temporary visual for a country still reeling from the violence in tucson? >> i watched the state of the union address for many, many years, this is one of the best i have seen. the atmosphere was completely different. >> reporter: they sat together and sit together in applause wearing black and white ribbons in honor of the arizona victims who died or were wounded at the hands of a madman's gun. but will this chumminess turn into cooperation when congress takes on federal spending cuts and health care. while the republicans response was civil but critical. >> unfortunately instead of restoring the fundamentals of
economic growth he engaged in a stimulus spending spree that not only failed to deliver on his promise to create jobs but also plunged us even deeper into debt. >> reporter: the republicans gave some of their response time to a movement that thinks the g.o.p. failed too. >> i want to thank the tea party express and tea party hd for inviting me to speak this evening. i'm here at their request and not to compete with the official republican remarks. >> reporter: the messages were similar. and hence battles are to come. >> i think the appearance, the show if you like of the chummy was something you saw tonight because it was appropriate. there still will be vigorous disagreements and fights on the floors of congress both in the senate and house. >> reporter: so the seating chart was different but democrats still stood up and applauded more often than the republicans. nobody promises the cosiness will lead to easy compromises. a house leader inviting his
democratic counterpart former speaker nancy pelosi to be his seat mate and she said she already had a date with a congressman from maryland. >> what people think is news, it is not. >> really got terrible in the last few years. >> it has gotten a little weirder but who knows what the future will bring? >> the public wants to see compromise. >> seems that way, yes. >> thank you, linda. a bay area union leader has been murdered. barry bingham. coworkers hadn't seen him for a few days, got worried and called police who found his body inside his west oakland townhouse at about noon today. investigators won't say how he was killed only that there were signs of trauma. the 64-year-old bingham known to friends as barry b. previously served on the
alameda school board. the hills east of san jose looked like an armed camp this afternoon. authorities headed out to the eastern foothills investigating reports of a man with a weapon. joe vazquez says when it was over officers had shot and killed a suspect. joe? >> reporter: ken, it happened right back here beyond the fence line. the sheriff's department saying a man with a knife confronted police officers and one officer shot him dead. a family arm of search and rescue workers gathered to get a briefing from police helping to investigate an officer- involved shooting. a santa clara county sheriff's spokesman said it was a san jose police officer who shot a man along a creek bed behind this house in the east foothills. >> pop, pop. just gunshots. >> reporter: he was feeding his farm animals when he heard the shots around 12:30 p.m. in the afternoon then he watched all of the officers swarm into the area. >> talked to a sheriff deputy
and he stated that there was a suspicious person that was reported at ardelle's place. he came back with an undisclosed weapon and shots were discharged. >> reporter: ardelle is the owner of this house. he is an attorney. he says he doesn't want to talk about it on camera but he tells me a neighbor came running up out of breath. the man told ardelle he had just been threatened by a man with two knives. he called 911 and guided sheriff deputies and police officers into the area and showed them how to get to the creek about 30 yards behind his house. >> upon arrival san jose officers as well as a deputy encountered a suspect on the property at which point several shots were fired and the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. >> reporter: it is still not clear what that suspect was doing here in this remote rural
area in the first place. johnson says that breathless neighbor told him he had stolen from the neighbor and the neighbor chased him here into the woods and then, ken, he was confronted and the man apparently pulled out two knives and it was in that very same spot that police officers apparently opened fire. >> joe vazquez in santa clara county. thank you, joe. we are learning more about a burning car found in san francisco yesterday morning with the body of a young woman inside. as grace lee tells us, police have identified the victim and the suspect. and they believe the crime started 90 miles away. >> reporter: this is the face of the murder suspect. alma johnson. the 29 year old set a vehicle in fire. inside was vanesa herera. the 23-year-old sacramento woman police believe was dead
long before the flames engulfed her car. >> a homicide we believe occurred in sacramento, is what we determined, and he traveled with her to san francisco where he lit the car on fire. >> reporter: police believe that johnson killed her in sacramento and then drove with her body to rose street. both lived in sacramento but the suspect apparently had ties here in the bay area. >> the suspect has family members that reside here in san francisco. so he has obviously been here. he was familiar enough with the area. and we believe that's why possibly he drove here. >> reporter: we still don't know the relationship between the suspect and the victim but police say they did know each other. now johnson is facing charges for murder, arson and violation of parole. >> reporter: you can still see remnants of the fire and there is a small memorial. in sacramento, the victim's
family filed a missing person's report just hours before the car was set on fire. a plea tonight from the family of that 4-year-old little boy that was kidnapped a week ago. the family held an emotional candle light prayer vigil. the suspect is the boyfriend of the little boy's mother. tonight both the mother and grandmother had a message for rodriguez that they hope will bring the little boy home. >> i forgive you, jose, if you're watching this. i forgive you. >> i forgive this guy who took my grandson. i forgive him the bottom of my heart. >> well, meanwhile no sign of the little boy in the delta mendota canal but a whopping total of nine vehicles have been pulled out including a motorcycle. checking headlines around the bay area. a police chase ended in a fatal crash this afternoon.
the chase began when the vehicle was reported stolen. the vehicle ended up off road and tangled in power lines there. the driver was killed. and that forced the closure of the road in both directions at miner road. the road will be closed for repairs tomorrow. convicted of two misdemeanor charges stemming from the september climb of san francisco's millennium tower. jurors returned the verdict in less than a day. goodwin said he climbed the building to create awareness of firefighters working in high buildings. plastic bags not allowed in marin county. the bags are banned beginning next year and there will be a 5 cents fee for paper bags. a lawsuit attempting to overturn the plastic ban is already in the works. coming up. it is a new life saving tool. how it could turn your neighbor
into a hero. and it seems this gas station needs some feathered friends' protection. what caused the roof to come crashing down. protection. you'll need your sun block again tomorrow. eight consecutive days will it be that we have had record warmth here in the bay area? rain and the day to expect it. the details as eyewitness news continues.
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the technology that bay area emergency crew saving lives may be as easy as using a free app on your iphone. sharon chin with something that is groundbreaking. >> reporter: joining a new volunteer force. c.p. trained citizens available to respond to sudden cardiac arrest emergencies in the san ramone valley. c.p.r. saved his life. >> i suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and i survived thanks to bystander c.p.r. >> reporter: today the fire protection district launched an iphone app. it will call you with the address of the sudden cardiac arrest and location of an automated external defibulattor nearby in case you arrive before paramedics.
>> when c.p.r. started and defibulattors are used survival rates move up to 60%. >> reporter: he could have responded to a sudden cardiac arrest had he known it was next door. >> i am in uniform. one of my it personal is a paramedic and right next door there was an emergency that we were unaware of. and we were in this crowded deli and said we are not going to let that happen to us again. >> reporter: 10% of san ramone residents are c.p.r. trained. the citizen force is protected under the good samaritan law if you are worried about lawsuits. it is now only available for the iphone but work is underway to expand it to our platforms. sharon chin, cbs5. some of vacaville's feathered friends will have to find another rest stop after their current one came crashling down. the birds have been doing their business so to speak at this gas station in vacaville for about 20 years. and the evidence was about a
foot thick in some places. so the weight of it finally caved in the roof just seconds before a customer was driving off. >> i didn't really realize that it was pure pigeon poop at the time. i don't think anybody really clear knew that. >> did nobody smell that? come on. a few birds were back today at the scene of the crime. but most flew the coup and have moved on to another nearby building. so look out. >> couldn't smell anything. >> no. >> i was there a couple weeks ago. man, did i get out of there in record time. >> dana and i were just talking about how we have been nailed before. not good. you're not going to want to go anywhere. sunset over the bay area. wow. we had for seven consecutive days in a row record warmth in the bay area. numbers from 63 in san rafael to 72 in the museum in oakland
and looks like in downtown oakland 70 degrees. shattering the old record established back in 1986 of 65 degrees. now, tomorrow will be day number 8 of the record warmth but that's after tonight. 39 to 51 for overnight lows and we are talking about some areas of dense fog returning to the northern and eastern portion of our bay area in the far reaches. it is slipping in throughout the back door from the central valley where we do have a dense fog advisory in effect from stockton through fresno and it is very, very treacherous. morning commute tomorrow. we will have that patchy stratus. official sunup at 7:19 a.m. temperatures above normal in some inland areas as well as the sea shore. we are still under the influence of high pressure. it is a huge dome. it is stagnant. it is not going anywhere. sure we do have this trough to the north of us and wants to put a little bit of a dent in the ridge on friday. bringing down the temperatures a couple degrees then over the
weekend it wants to place a 20% chance of a rain drop in sonoma to the north. i don't think it will materialize. daily i will keep you on track of our precipitation of normal statistics. san jose 73% of where we should be this time of year. otherwise we have pretty healthy numbers but these numbers will continue to dwindle downwards with each day with the lack of rainfall. right now computer models do suggest no rain until about february 8th. yes. tomorrow with the sunshine, 68 degrees in santa rosa. 70 in fremont. belmont into half moon bay. a pair of sixes in concord as well as livermore but near 70 in dan val and pleasanton. there you have the extended forecast. we will wake up each morning with the patchy, dense fog in our inland areas, otherwise clear skies and then because of that area of low pressure to the north of us we will call it partly sunny and a little bit more seasonal over the weekend, and again, remember when you're looking at those numbers in the 70s and high 60s that's the
warmest location. that will be morgan hill and gilroy. but meanwhile some of the areas are very difficult to scrub out the patchy fog in the morning. that's going to keep the temperature down a little bit. walnut creek right there. gene farley, thank you for getting up bright and early and sending us this picture from san jose park. 10:00 a.m. in the morning i'm calling bright and early. i was actually out and about at 8:00 a.m. this morning. >> sure you were. >> but we didn't have any fog in pleasanton. gene, thank you for verifying i for me. >> 10:00 a.m. >> thanks. oscar nominations came out today and "toy story iii" was nominated as best picture. the movie director talked about the movie's appeal. >> i know a lot of people enjoyed the movie. both audiences and critics. found it to be highly entertaining and funny and emotional and meaningful to them. and i think that it just spoke to a lot of people.
>> talk to me. it earned a total of five nominations. the other best picture nominees are "the king's speech," "true grit," "black swan," the social network," "the kids are all right," "winter's bone." >> i've seen a few. three i think. it is a profession as america is itself. what it takes to be an auctioneer. ken is going to tell us in tonight's good question. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> reporter: damon talks faster than most people can think. he has got to. he only has about 40 seconds to auction off this car. he is a professional auctioneer specializing in charity auctions but really, there is nothing he can't sell. >> i sold a dinosaur egg a few years back. >> thirty eight nine. >> a lot of specialty automobiles. >> reporter: he went to auctioneering school in missouri after college. yes, there really is one. and they teach you how to do it. >> in school we would auction in front after candle because you wants to take in as much air as you can and let out a little bit at a time so you can go a long time. >> give me some of the stuff you practice on. >> well, we practiced on betty butter bought some butter. made her butter bitter. >> reporter: do you talk a lot
at home? >> no. i get this question a lot. i am the quitest, calmest, slowest guy when i'm not doing an auction. >> reporter: he says the key is developing what's called the chant. that thing that sounds like gobble gook. >> $100 bid. >> now two, now two. >> you've got it. >> you're an auctioneer now. that's great. >> sold. >> go to cbs5.com. click on the i con, send me your good question. we got two bizarre firings in the sports world. i'm dennis o'donnell. possiblely the greatest invention since the internet is next. ,,,,,,,,
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organizers don't think the waves are big enough...tell that to the the surfer who nearly drowned three days a the mask the mavericks not held yet because waves not big enough. say that to the 30-year-old surfer who lost control of his board at the crest of the 25- foot wave. he was face down in the water, pulled to shore by a jet skier. we have good news tonight. according to stanford hospital
the 30-year-old orange county surfer has been upgraded from critical to fair condition. this is pretty bizarre. veteran soccer announcer andy gray was suspended after sexist off camera comments he made about a female line judge and today he was fired for this classless gesture towards a co- anchor.. >> that guy deserved his fate but what about john stone, the chicago car salesman was canned for wearing a green bay packers necktie to work. the dealership in chicago is business partners with the bears. the dealership's g.m., general manager, felt john stone went against the advertising deal on which they had spent a sizeable amount of money. stone thought it was a big joke. >> someone on the floor said take your tie off or you're
fired and i was like i'm sorry. i was told i was fired and to get out. >> you fired a guy for wearing a green bay packer's tie. >> we weren't going to give the opportunity. >> 5 seconds to a minute later. australian open quarterfinals. andy murray winning alexander dolgopolou.. top five. today the bengals receiver said he is changing his name back to chad johnson. doesn't work well when you're 4-12. got to win a football game or two. getting the backhand winner
at an impossible angle to win to advance to the semifinals. number 3, wizards and nuggets. nick young's new nickname is the human cycle. lakers and jazz. lamar odom falling out-of- bounds. look at that. beating the jazz by 39 points. number 1, a new beer dispenser that pours from the bottom debuted in philadelphia tonight. although roberta is telling me that this actually took place at at&t park, which kind of ruins the bit. but it is supposed to make beer five times faster. how many beers were on there? five beers at once? >> how does it work? how come the beer doesn't leak out? >> there is a melt thing and it pops out. this is what i have been told. >> we need to test this thing. >> how do you know anything