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phil. >> reporter: unfair and even possibly an act of vengeance. that's what muni drivers told us today about the city pulling one of their long-standing perks, free parking when they show up for work. here's the story. >> it is unfair. we barely make enough money right now. >> reporter: that was just a sample of the reaction we got today from city bus drivers who just got official word they would have to start paying for something that most of us have to pay for every day. parking. >> we wants to lead by example and asking our employees to pay for parking we are setting that example. >> reporter: for years muni worker got free parking as part of the job but now the cash strapped city has decided to charge them $5 a day or $80 a month to park in city owned lots and garages. now, let's than half of what most city commuters pay but don't try telling that to the drivers. >> we have no safety here. >> you have no safety here? >> none. no safety here. none. the guards should be on the inside of the building. >> we feel like we are being
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punished over not giving in on certain concessions. >> reporter: the pay to park order did come when the drivers, who are the second highest paid in the nation, gave thumb's down for contract concessions. it is however about making money. >> parking is a revenue source for them. >> reporter: muni hopes to make $1 million a year over the new rules. it is interesting to note, however, in the streets surrounding this particular muni yard there are no parking meters and no timed parking. so you can park here for as long as you want. without ever having to worry about getting a ticket. >> i haven't looked into that. >> reporter: but if you do get a ticket it is $55 and that includes if you park on muni property from now on without the permit. dana, it is not just muni drivers getting dinged. believe it or not as an ionic twist, parking control officers who got free parking are
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getting it pulled too so they will be paying the same people that hand out to the tickets you and i, have to start picking up their own parking tabs as well. >> pay or you're ticketed like the rest of us. >> reporter: welcome to the real world. >> thank you. clipped by the clipper car. a passenger says cal trains slapped him with a $400 fine and he is blaming the new clipper car for his costly mistake. len ramirez live in san jose to explain all of this. len? >> reporter: allen, the clipper car system was supposed to make life a lot easier for commuters but turns out it is giving them lots of headaches. take the example of this one man we left today who learned a way to use the system the hard way. >> reporter: it happened on the morning commute out of san francisco. brian myer got onto a train to go to work in mountainview intending to use his clipper card for which he pays over
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200. it must be tagged into the system once a month on the 1st of the month a step brian admits he skipped. >> i forgot to tag it. i realized i actually had not paid my fare, i hadn't tagged the card. i got out to do that but the train doors were closing so quick. moments later a conductor came up to bust him. >> he actually was shouting so loud that people were all looking and i was like you really don't have to yell at me. i've paid for the clipper card. i can show you the receipt. i had it on my laptop but he wouldn't look at the receipt. >> how much is it? >> $400. >> on top of the $227 he already paid for the card.
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what irks him is he wouldn't look at the electronic receipt. >> i wasn't there. i don't know exactly what happened. so i can't really second guess the conductor. >> reporter: cal trains spokeswoman says conductors have no ability to look at that. it is not a pleasant experience to go through. unfortunately the conductor has only one thing to go on and that's what it says on his handheld reader. so if he was not able to see that this gentleman had a valid ticket then he had to issue him a ticket for fare evasion. and once that ticket has been issued, that has to be adjudicated in a court of law. there is nothing we can do at this point. >> reporter: these types of simple mistakes might be happening a lot more, allen, as a lot more people jump on the system because february is the last month they will be using monthly passes on paper. it will be all the clipper card for a lot of people so they
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have to learn all the rules and read the fine print. >> not everybody carries a printed receipt. maybe their policies could catch up and looking at that iphone i saw the receipt dated the 27th. >> reporter: it sounds very reasonable but unfortunately once the conductor started writing that ticket it now has to go to a judge. so hopefully this rider and other riders will get a sympathetic judge who will listen. >> thank you. an elementary school principal is dead after being shot by a school janitor. it happened this morning in placerville. the school was on lockdown while police searched for the gunman. it was determined that the shooter ran from the school. worried parents complained that early on they were not given any information about what was going on. >> it is uncomfortable. you know. no one feels really -- we are
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really sad. you know. we just know that something really bad happened to our school today. we love our school. we love our children. we just want our children with us to be safe and comfortable. >> the suspect was arrested this afternoon at his el dorado county home. almost five months after the san bruno disaster pg&e says it has found and repaired dozens of leaks in its pipeline system. the utility says a state wide survey discovered 59 potentially hazardous leaks. pg&e was ordered to survey its entire pipeline system after the deadly san bruno explosion in september. the utility says it is now scanning 1 and a quarter million documents concerning its pipeline to comply with a march 15th deadline by investigators. it has been associated with luxury and high prices for nearly 100 years. now the clairemont hotel and spa in berkeley has filed for
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bankruptcy. juliette goodrich with the story. >> reporter: hi, allen. absolutely breath taking. take a look. the clairemont hotel. it has been a piece of bay area history for years and to hear bankruptcy in its future is so hard to hear for so many people. to many the historic and majestic clairemont hotel is home away from home. >> just a very special place for us. it is like the first thing we joined when we were married. my parents met here many moons ago. >> costs a lot to stay there as i understand it. i was at a party there the other evening and ate a marvelous brunch. it was as good as can be. i'm sure itmy host plenty. >> reporter: the high end resort and spa has been a symbol in the bay area for nearly a century but now is filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy. the clairemont's general manager was unavailable for comment and security personnel on the property made sure we stayed off the property or warned us they would call
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police. >> i can't make a statement. >> can't talk about anything about the future at all? >> no, ma'am. i already talked to you about that. >> reporter: tucked in the oakland hills the clairemont hotel survived the oakland fires fires. it is way out of reach for people on a budget. >> as long as it is still open for me to come workout and play tennis i guess i won't be too concerned about it. >> reporter: a new york hedge fun took over control of the fire. the goal now reduce the debt and hope the economy rebounds for this bay area icon. >> this is an institution in the bay area. and it is very sad to hear that happen. but right now things are getting better. you know. usually the second or third buyer is the one that really makes all the money. this is probably only the second buyer in this case. but i think they will do great.
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>> reporter: dinner is still being served at the clairemont hotel tonight. people are still staying the night tonight. doesn't mean the doors have shut down, allen, just means there will be a major reorganization. so the big question is what does that mean for room prices now. what does that mean for the employees, a lot that have spent a lifetime career inside that beautiful hotel. >> doesn't mean it is closed but it doesn't mean they are going to drop their prices necessarily like you said. >> no. >> reporter: not anytime soon. >> juliette goodrich, thank you. the bay area's mothball fleet about to get a little bit smaller. not just the ends of an eye sore. how the cleanup will help our local economy. our conversation with california's new chief justice. and in tonight's good question, taking the old 16s out for a spin.
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the hope is to revitalize vallejo to its old glory... wh some old ships may spark some new life for one north bay community. now, the hope is to revitalize vallejo to its old glory when ship building was a way of life. ann notarangelo on mayor island. >> reporter: we have been here all day on mare island. coming up to catch a glimpse of the first ship to arrive for dismantling in the mothball fleet. one problem it didn't show up. >> disappointedded because i was really looking forward to seeing a boat come into the docks again. >> reporter: for dave elder this is a homecoming, coming out of retirement to recycle some of the ships now resting in the mothball fleet.
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he worked for the navy during mare island's heyday. everything looked ready to go but a late start and mother nature got in the way and the ship had to go back. >> can't argue with the tides, winds and can't argue with the captains. >> reporter: for environmental reasons the federal government would like 57 of these ships by 2017. the company is the first west coast company to recycle the ships. currently it costs $2 million and 500,000-gallons of diesel fuel to get them to texas. >> fairly hefty carbon footprint when it can be done six miles away. >> reporter: and it may revitalize vallejo. they have already received 300 applications. the disappointment of today's no show was overshadowed by the optimism of what it might mean for the city. >> i cannot stay how important it is from my perspective.
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i think this is the economic engine that hasn't been beating in vallejo for some time and this is a symbolic, if you will, very important step to revitalize the community. >> reporter: it would mean the world to this man. >> it is a matter of survival for me. i mean, i haven't had a good job -- i have had lots of cool jobs. made money here, no money there. but this is the best job i've ever had in my life. >> reporter: diane is hoping for an office job. >> you have your application in? >> it is in. i had an interview. and i am praying. i am praying. i would love to get back to work. it has been too long. >> reporter: while some neighborhoods might frown upon the industrial venture paul cotton says the people he has talked to on the island are thrilled. >> i don't want to live in a boring little, you know, ticky- tacky neighborhood. i want to have fun. >> reporter: back on the dock waiting for the ships to come
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in. >> when they first closed the shipyard, i came out here i weeped when i came on the shipyard and i think when i see the first ship come into the dry docks i will probably try again. >> they will try again tomorrow. 9:00 a.m. they will try to start towing that ship from the mothball fleet and if all goes well, allen, it should be here by 11:00 a.m. >> and it would be the first. are there more? >> yes, there will be a second one they are hoping in march and then they have to bid on whether or not they can have any of those other ships. again, they would like to get 57 of these out in the next several years. so they are hoping to get a lot of business here at mare island. >> let's hope closer to home is good. ann notarangelo, thank you. the city of oakland is helping its downtown businesses go green. mayor jean quan was on hand. it gives downtown businesses technical help and cash rebates to install energy-efficient equipment and products.
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>> it makes downtown really a model for the country, of a city that has maintained old buildings, made them energy efficient. >> the mayor says the program will also create green jobs. the city hopes 80% of businesses can cut their energy use by at least 20%. >> all right. it is hard not to gloat about the good whether we have, roberta, isn't it? >> i sent a photo of me swimming outside today in the mid-60s, sent it to chicago. this is the scene right now looking out towards the bay bridge. our live cbs5 weather camera. temperatures have cooled off very quickly now in our inland areas into the 50s. otherwise, we still have a few mid-60s towards the concord area. no clouds anticipated around the bay. and it will be clear and bit on the breezy side around the immediate sea shore. tonight it will be cold in some of the sheltered areas away
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from the wind. 32 degrees in santa rosa. we are talking just about freezing in throughout the tri- valley back into the delta. otherwise mid-30s common around the peninsula. and low 40s from piedmont back into alameda. storm track well to the north of the bay area. i've got to tell you, i was just looking at some of our computer models and they really allude to no precipitation in our forecast until mid- february. that's like two more weeks. until then, strong ridge of high pressure. and it will continue to strengthen each and every day. offshore flow. so that will result in sunny skies. now, temperatures tomorrow around the bay area. we are talking about 70 in santa rosa. 62 in fremont. i'm bumping up these temperatures by 1 degree. pans out like this. friday will be the warmest day of the workweek. mid-70 in the inland areas over the week. so, yes, plan outdoor activities. and again, this weather pattern will continue to about this
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time next week. allen, we will talk more about this later. >> thank you. the brother of nate schierholtz has been sentenced to a year in contra costa jail for drunk driving. the 23-year-old pleaded no contoday in a series of collisions in danville last august. he has been in jail since those crashes happened but he will not get credit for time served. a san francisco woman is suing safeway for not alerting her that she bought contaminated eggs. she and a woman from montana filed a lawsuit against the supermarket chain. both say they bought contaminated products from safeway stores. they said the company should have looked up their information to warn them. the women want people to refund people who bought contaminated products then commit to using the club card data to track down persons when there is a
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on in the east bay too as oakland prepares to ring in the new year. the year of the hare begins thursday. if you know anything about records and we are not talking baseball, you know about 45s, 33s, even 78s but there are also 16s. what were 16 rpm records used for? ken bastida with tonight's good question. >> reporter: we have all heard of 45s and 33 rpm records still very common, but 16 rpm, now that's a rare one. and if anybody has them it will be grooves on market street. >> 16 and two thirds was used for some experiments. i think prestige records made some 12-inch jazz records at that speed. >> one of her slickers came off on the stair. >> reporter: he has been cataloguing and selling them since the 1950s and he is the
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only person i know that has a record player capable of spinning the 16 rpm disc and what he is playing is different. >> this is gulliver's travels. they are made as books for the blind and as talking books. so you could get hours and hours worth of reading on these micro grooved records. essentially these records were audio books sometimes produced for the blind, sometimes for kids' stories. it wasn't all about kids records. if you couldn't read a book you could listen to it on these wonderful little records here. here are the writings of ralph aldo emmerson. mark twain. edgar allen poe. writings of benjamin franklin. the slow turning 16 rpm.
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okay for the human voice but pretty lousy for music. by the late 1960s they had pretty much faded away. >> and they all lived happily ever after. >> reporter: go to cbs5.com and click on connect to send me your good question. another day of protests only this time with molitov cocktails. >> it is an opportunities for the people to speak and to truly legislate. from prop 8 to the death penalty. our conversation with california's new chief justice. one of the most notorious men in american history also proving to be something of a magician in a california prison. ,,,,,,,,,,
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run through the heart of wine country during the biggest little marathon in the west. the napa valley marathon. sunday march 6th. a community message from cbs5 exploding into deadly violence. in cairo tension remains high. it is just before dawn in the egyptian capitol. you're looking at video from a little bit earlier tonight. at least three people were dead and 600 wounded.
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demonstrators say the clashes were organized by government forces to crush the peaceful protests that began nine days ago. the white house again calling for political reform but not for the ouster of president hosni mubarak. >> reporter: riders on horses and camels in cairo storming career square which appeared to be an orchestrated assault in support of president hosni mubarak. hundreds of people hurt in street battles that lasted for hours. among them several journalists including cn n anchor anderson cooper -- cnn anchor anderson cooper. >> reporter: throwing fire bombs, concrete and rocks on people below. anti-government protestors beaten and bloodied claimed plain clothed egyptian police were among the attackers. >> obviously if any of the
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violence is instigated by the government, it should stop immediately. >> reporter: the white house used stronger language today saying a political transition should already be underway but still stopped short of ordering hosni mubarak, a strong ally for 30 years to resign. >> reporter: analysts say the white house is walking a fine line knowing its other allies in the middle east are watching. >> it is not how president hosni mubarak or the military views how president obama treats him and the regime but also how other allies in the region view uz staying power and fidelity. >> reporter: protestors urged problem to go farther. >> tell president hosni mubarak you have to leave. in one second. >> reporter: nearly 2000 u.s. citizens have been evacuated from egypt and among them 19
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students from ucla who were studying archaeology. now the state department says it will carry out more evacuations tomorrow. dana? well, for the first time since taking the post california's new chief justice held her first press briefing today. as simon perez tells us, it was her opportunity to explain some of the issues facing the court including what she wants from governor jerry brown. >> so i will take questions. >> reporter: in her first sit down with the media since taking over as chief justice of the california supreme court last month she defended the role the courts play in the initiative process. for example, proposition 8 which confirms marriages in california are only between a man and woman is like many others. after the people voted it ended up in the courts anyway. >> it is the opportunity for the people to truly speak and to truly legislate. and so for me, it is part and parcel of the professions of
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the career here. >> if it ends up in the courts are they really legislating and speaking? >> are they being the people. >> yes. >> i think so. we still have to determine what it means so we look at the words and the words are the best indicators in addition to context. and that's what we are trying to interpret. we are trying to interpret the word and will of the people. >> reporter: she also addressed the death penalty process which costs the states tens of millions of dollars paying for lawyers who represent people on death row in their appeals which can go on for years. >> do you think there is a problem there? is there something wrong with it that it costs us money we don't have? >> i'm told there is a problem. sure looks like there is a problem. given the time frame. given the money. but i have to figure out whether or not how much of that is a reasonable period of time. i don't know that yet. >> reporter: she is scheduled to meet with governor brown in the coming days and she is going to plead with him to send the court system more money. cutbacks resulted in courts being closed several days a
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month last year. >> california can continue to expect courts operating five days a week? >> this is the governor's proposed budget. if you continue to chip away at the courts, to me at some point it becomes a civil rights issue with access to the courts. so it is very troubling. >> are you going to tell him to keep them open five days a week. >> oh, yes. >> people may not know that she went to reno to be a black jack dealer after she graduated from law school. at the end i asked her how her casino was? she said i could hit with a card right from here. so she has a great sense of humor. >> this is the first time having a press conference. >> she wanted to meet the press. she was very gracious. didn't answer a lot of the
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questions very directly. she started on january 3rd. today is february 2nd. so give her some time to get her feet wet and then she can really come um with answers and plans on what she wants to do. but she is the new boss. >> we will see if she has another news conference. that will be telling. >> simon perez, thank you. for the second time in less than two years, charles manson has been caught with a cell phone in prison. guards at the state prison found the phone on january 6th. manson was charged with violating prison rules but he was not charged with a crime since there is no law prohibiting inmates from having a cell phone. charles manson, of course, the master mind behind one of the state's most notorious killing sprees including the murder of actress sharon tait and six others in 1969. rehearing denied. that is what three nevada supreme court justices said when they denied o.j. simpson an appeal of his conviction in a las vegas hotel
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room heist. simpson's lawyer says this is not the end and he expects simp son to appeal to the entire seven-member state high court. he is now serving 9 to 33 years in a nevada prison on the kidnapping and armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers back in 2007. the los angeles school district faces legal trouble tonight for telling a student he cannot dance to a popular christian song. the fifth grader wanted to perform at his school's talent show this week. the school told him the song used the word jesus too many times and violated church and state rules. his parents sued the school arguing his 1st amendment rights were violated. the school then reversed the decision but the parents have not dropped the lawsuit. >> i believe they should be allowed to express their own belief. >> i support everyone's freedom to sing whatever they want but i think in this case the parents have gone overboard. >> the parents want the school
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district to put in place a written policy that protects students who wish to express their religious beliefs. >> it is what every pet needs but not every pet gets. how this week's jefferson award winner is finding loving homes for loving animals. >> got friends, relatives back east, that's what they are seeing. out here, we are barbecuing in our backyards. oh, the chicken fell. we will fix it. we are coming back with a story about the weather. coming up. could one man have made a difference in the raiders last super bowl game? former raider charles woodson thinks so. i'm dennis o'donnell. does cal sports have a really unlikely ally offering them help? we will tell you who that is coming up. (announcer) roundup extended control is
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midwest and north east. emergency rooms say they have seen a spike in injuries from obviously people slipping and falling on the ice. not a bad time though to be in the bay area where we have been basking in the warm glow of sunny california skies. i feel bad saying that. mike sugerman is obviously on barbecue watch tonight. hi, mike. >> we are in my backyard just kind of to show what they are not doing back east. if you've got friends and relatives back there tell them, you think be moving to syracuse, new york, this is what you've got to look forward to. >> reporter: how is it going? >> pretty thick ice. >> reporter: oklahoma, how is it going? not so okay. hey, chicago? >> have you checked these to make sure no one is in them? >> we are trying to get to them. there is too much snow.
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>> reporter: hey, bay area, how are you doing? >> just sunning ourselves. if there was ever a time you wanted to say nah nyaah nah nyaah nah, take a picture and send it to them. that's what karen ryan is doing in san francisco. i have a daughter and twin son living in denver today and i think today she said it was minus 1. i have a nephew that can't even get to school. they are doing a pub crawl today. >> if you add up the temperatures, you would still have some left over from what the temperature reached here today. >> you would not know that most of the country, almost all of the country is freezing out. there. >> today you actually do need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. and lawrence karnow is our guy. >> so if we go like this, cold. >> reporter: no place for
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dave's rag top. >> i bought this car about four years ago in illinois and didn't even know i was moving out here yet. but it is a good thing i did because this car would not be good out there right now. >> so this is groundhogd say and phil did not see his shadow apparently, nor do these chickens at the moment. that means there is an early spring which is good for the east coast but i heard today that he is wrong 70% of the time. so they could be in for some more cold weather. i saw roberta's forecast. 70 degrees this weekend. oh, my god it is going to be a great time. hi, champagne, illinois. >> we don't want phil to see those chickens. just because he is wrong 70% of the time. >> he may end up here some day as a matter of fact. >> i hope you wore sun screen today, mike. >> i did. thank you. >> we should have had our
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sunglasses on watching that report. after the break, giving pets home for life. and, yes, we do have 70s coming right here in the bay area. sooner than you think. but the warmest day we will pinpoint that as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs5. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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cats are adopted into well suited families. and when forever homes. that's what joe hamilton calls it when dogs and cats are adopted into well suited families. when she realized there were just too many dogs and cats waiting for that forever home she stepped up and co-founded companions in waiting, an animal rescue and adoption organization. as kate kellyly shows us her work has earned her this week's jefferson award in the bay area. when joe hamilton visits the city of palo alto's animal service center she knows what she is looking for. >> i'm looking for an animal that connects. kittens always connect. but it is the adult animals that i just adore. >> reporter: since there are so many animals that need a connection, it makes her job difficult. >> if you're not adopted before then will you come with me next
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time. >> reporter: eight years ago jo co-founded companions in waiting, an organization that first fosters dogs and cats and then puts on weekly pet fairs to get them out in the public, saying it makes all the difference. >> she has taken many animals from us and has found homes for them. she is an asset. it is just another means to get our animals into new homes. >> reporter: today's lucky pup is arnie that was abandoned on the streets of east palo alto. jo is taking him to a park to introduce the animals to a number of families. volunteers help clean prospective parents. kathy gillies wasn't looking for a new pet when she stopped by but arnie caught her eye. >> i was really drawn to him.
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i have been thinking of getting a dog. he really is a good fit i think. >> we always send you home to think about it for 24 to 48 hours. >> reporter: and while getting animals out where they can be seen is important equally critical is the preparation volunteers do. first fostering most of these pets at home where they can be watched and trained. >> are they shy? do they like other dogs? do they like cats. anything like this we need to know about so we can find a really good home for them, the right home for them. >> reporter: those that do find the right home are like family. jo, a former school teacher, keeps a scrapbook of every adoption. 23 last year alone. >> you meet such amazing people. and they so love the animals. they keep in touch. one of the families lives now in hawaii and i still get christmas cards. >> i want to know what inspires you? >> the animals. the animals. the people that we met through
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companions because of the animals. >> reporter: so for helping to find forever homes for abandoned animals this week the award goes to jo hamilton. kate kelly, cbs5. >> you got your dogs in town? >> i did. i have had my dog now 13 years. >> happy girl. >> it is a very happy dog. that dog can still run. this dog loves running right now because it feels like the dog days of summer. we had temperatures today that average anywhere from 62 degrees in kentville to 69 degrees in santa rosa. this is our cbs5 live weather camera. we are looking out toward the bay bridge where the waters are flat and the wind is nonexistent. currently air temperature right now in and around the bay area, 55 in petamula. along the peninsula 52. pleasanton to the east 53
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degrees. today's high temperatures. 63 in san jose. napa in the mid-60s. that warm spot was at santa rosa at 69 degrees but everybody is cooling off very quickly. out and about we do have clear skies and some chilly conditions dropping down to that freezing point tonight in the santa rosa area including other areas, otherwise near freezing in the tri-valley and 34 around vallejo back in through american canyon. this is an area of low pressure. really pretty. it is tightly curled up right here then banging up against alaska and british columbia. it is diverting the state of california due to this ridge of high pressure that continues to build and strengthen. so we have got nothing but sunshine in our forecast. so that means everything is blossoming at least. a couple of the weeks ahead of time. so it is the tree counts, the elder, juniper and ash that is problematic for allergy sufferers. i have been reading your e-
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mails. air quality concern. a bit of tinge in the area in the northern parts of our district until we get that late day offshore wind. otherwise tomorrow daytime highs just a degree warmer than today. from 60 in pacifico to 70 in santa rosa but tomorrow would not be the warmest day this week. that is going to be friday. low 70s in our inland areas. plan outdoor activities. this weekend approaching 70. on sunday at the beaches -- i don't think anybody will be watching the super bowl, they will be outdoors. in the mid-70s. string of sunshine will continue all the way through wednesday. there is julie's photographer. she was out jogging today. running. she got that runner's high. this is from a park in berkeley. looks like a great spot. everybody will be outside this weekend. everybody. >> thank you. would stanford really want to help save cal sports? i'm dennis o'donnell. a sad memory of the raiders
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the super bowl. that was as a raider. now with the packers, it has been eight years
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since charles woodson was in the super bowl. that was as a raider. now with the packers woodson is hoping for a better outcome than the 27-point blowout in 2003. that year much was made of the disappearance of pro bowl center who spent the day before the super bowl binging in mexico and not taking antidepression medication. would his presence have made a difference for the raiders? woodson thinks so. >> well, he had a great effect on our team. he was the starting center. he was the captain of that line. that alters everything especially for our offense. and i just think, you know, we didn't recover from it. and ultimately lost that game. >> in my mind we had already won the super bowl and we were celebrating. that's how delusional i was. >> guys are going to have fun. that's just the nature of it. but whatever you can, you know, whatever is in your power stay out of that. don't be that guy. >> to this day he is trying to
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get control of his life. he has been in and out of trouble since that incident. today is letter of intent day when high school players commit to colleges. sanford is finding out when you win the orange bowl you get lots of respect. 19 letters of intent out today. only one is from the bay area. georgia linebacker james lauder. players who would have shut the door on sanford in the past are laying out the welcome mat now. >> the biggest change that i have seen honestly is when we go into a school now a days, the coaches don't shoo us towards the high g.p.a. kids that don't play really well. that was our first year here which was, we got a get kid for you. he doesn't start for us, you know, but he is really smart and his counselor loves him. now a days he walk into the schools an we are getting their
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best layers. >> i've got to give the big game letter of intent to cal which had the 13th best recruiting class in the nation. berkeley good things. sanford 23rd. lou retiring to spend more time with his family but he has baseball in his bloods. >> i don't know what to do with it. i will be honest with you. >> he is back. joining the giants. bruce is safe. he will be a special advisor likely working at or near his home in florida. lou won three world series as a player and manager and holds the unofficial record for hat kicking. cal sports is about to get the ax just not the one they had in mind. but surprisingly the bears are getting help from a rival. the one who owns the ax. >> we have got 34,000 in cash. >> that's former congressman
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and stanford alum pete mcclosky. he was so moved that cal was considering cutting sports including baseball and rugby that he and his former students started raising money. he actually handdeliverred a letter to cal's administration telling them they had a friend in this rivalry. >> what would the rivalry be in the bay area if we didn't play cal in every sport there is and we beat them some of the time and we beat them some of the time. but that rivalry between stanford an cal goes back to the first game in 1895. and it ought to stay. >> reporter: a separate group has been the primary source of fund-raising. savecalsports.com has already received eight first worth of pledges, enough that the university is taking this into consideration before making the final call. >> without any active of acknowledgment without the university, without much of their support and reaching out to the community in this effort, we have made tremendous strides and feel like with
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their help we can more than double our number in a short amount of time. >> reporter: mcclosky's $34,000 alone won't save those programs. they named their efforts after a friend and former cal student tank hoping his name would bring out some big money. if that doesn't work he figures the closeness of the rivalry will help too. >> half of the stanford men who have become multimillionaires married women from cal because stanford wasn't that famous for the beauty of its co-eds but cal was and a lot of my friends married cal girls. >> see. >> there you go. >> opposites attract obviously. isn't that cool. coming across the boundaries to help their friends in need. >> says a lot about the level of competition. >> keep the rivalry alive. >> it grows great people. >> with will see you at 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838 email: comments@captioncolorado.com
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