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definition. this is a drug trafficking, this is state recognized business. >> a legal argument coming to ahead. the effort to grow california's medical marijuana industry as the feds threaten to shut it all down. >> a police shootout in the south bay, but it wasn't the officer pulling the trigger on his own weapon. the wild scene in what we are learning about a desperate suspect. >> a speed trap of another kind. try and trick the state to lower the posted limit on a local street. >> i think it's like a silent mental health epidemic. >> and the toll of unemployment. the alarming numbers of people suffering from more than just a lost job. >> good evening, i'm ken. >> and i'm dana king. it is a growing industry in california, but it is all gone wrong. >> people are using the cover of medical marijuana to make extraordinary amounts of money. in short to engage in drug
trafficking and many drug trafficking operations are in plain sight. >> the u.s. attorney for california announcing today that the state's pot clubs are operating illegally and have 45 days to shut down or face the legal consequences. now despite those threats, robert lyles reports some are looking to make cannabis a career. >> malcome wiley is a member of an unwanted club. the bay area's unemployed. >> it is a struggle. >> for more than a year, the talk of san jose earned his membership card. >> i'm looking for a job right now. >> so came to earn new w-2's in an industry growing like weed, literally. >> i think that most people think that the jobs in the industry are all selling medical marijuana. >> organizers of the first annual cannabis industry job fair hope that misconception goes up in smoke.
>> 90% of the jobs are servicing the people that are selling the medical marijuana. >> they need talent from the compliance side. >> you could be an accountant, a real estate agent. >> retail and production jobs you likely never heard of, like a tremor, think of a bartender that knows the flavor and effect of the cannabis, or a cook, but you are making cannabis edible and making far greater than minimum wage. >> there are dispensaries starting around $15 an hour for the retail position. >> normally the leading question is pay, but the leading cannabis placement agency, yes, there is such thing, is hearing different pleas. >> are we safe? is the federal going to come down and bust everybody? that's what people have been saying. >> because the irs just slapped oakland's largest dispensary with a $2.5 million fine and the u.s. attorney is
threatening shutdown of others, calling pot clubs drug traffickers. will the best and brightest stay away? >> it's absolutely absurd. this isn't drug trafficking. this is state recognized business producing medicine and delivering it to patients who need it. >> and they need workers. in daily city, robert lyles, cbs 5. pretty wild scene in a shootout in san jose when a police officer has his gun swiped by a suspect. >> i heard a pow and then pow pow pow. >> it all started as a call this morning about three suspicious men near lee avenue. one of the responding officers got into a struggle with a suspect who managed to wrestle away his police service revolver. the suspect took off running. two more officers spotted him. all three exchanged gunfire littering the area with dozens of shell casings. >> we heard the shots. it must have been about five
shots. they were pretty loud. my husband had just come in the house and we heard the shots and i told him, don't go pho work right now. wait until we find out what's going on. >> when it was all over, police were able to arrest 27- year-old jason eric evans. he is described as a trance transient, but he has the same birth date as a former san jose state football player. his sister says he suffered a serious mental breakdown after he left college. the man suspected in a purse snatching and shooting is in custody as well tonight. it all started yesterday afternoon at an atm on mckarr mcarthur boulevard and ended with a man hunt that closed 580 for five hours. the woman was shot in the leg. police did catch a suspect, but they are not saying when or where. a plea tonight to help solve a triple murder.
three young people shot to death last weekend in san leandro. the appeal from family and friends for witnesses to come forward. >> last weekend, san leandro had as many homicides in one night as they get in a year. now, they want justice. >> we need your help. i need whoever killed her to come turn themselves in. >> two dozen people gathered for a memorial today at the same spot where three friends were gunned down early sunday morning. a so-called tattoo party just let out at a business park. shanise, 19 years old, lanisha, and joshua, 23, were sitting in a car when two gunmen walked up, opened fire, and killed them. investigators released this sketch and detectives say the 200 people that were there know something. >> i do hope there's a tip here. i hope there's outrage that comes from this vigil or
something else that someone was saying enough is enough. we need to report this and i hope -- >> friends and family are counting on a tip to bring them closure. >> say something that you know. any little thing could help the situation and could lead more and more to the person that did it. >> it was your family member who got killed and it's not snitching if you look at it, but we lost a family member. we lost a family member. we are hurting. >> the message, if you know something, say something. kit, cbs 5. a bittersweet reunion in the south bay. workers from the cupertino geary. the employees met with grief counselors and company officials to talk about how to move forward. >> wanted this private time
for the employees and in that sense, you know, the conversations were valuable. >> a worker at the lee high cement plant was shot to death by police after a 22 hour man hunt. lee high says workers will be paid until the plant reopens and the company will cover funeral costs for the three murdered workers. >> we are learning tonight that a pilot flying a cessna from monterey to hawaii had to ditch in the ocean after running out of fuel. the coast guard says the 65- year-old man radioed for help 400 miles east of helow. a helicopter was sent to fly alongside and a cutter was also dispatched to wait in the water. that plane eventually went down. the pilot was rescued. his condition tonight unknown. and checking some other bay area headlines tonight, protesters marked the 10th year anniversary of the afghan war with a march and rally in downtown san francisco.
a few hundred walked down market street. the demonstrators denownsd the cost of the conflict saying that money is needed here at home for education. a chinese delicacy will soon be illegal in california. governor brown has signed that bill banning the possession and the sale of imported shark fins. critics say the law is descrim nay story and illegal to cut the fin off a live shark and throw it back in the ocean. the import ban takes effect january 1. a push to let drivers go faster through one bay area city is hitting a few speed bumps. the state says the speed limit on glorietta boulevard is too slow for the busy thorough fair and ordered an increase. sharon chin on why city leaders and residents are saying not so fast. >> it's not very often that the state wants you to raise a speed limit.
in this section, no traffic lights, no sidewalk. the speed limit is 25 miles an hour on glorietta boulevard, but unless the city raises it to 30, it can't ticket speeders. suzanne tom lives on glorietta. >> it is crazy you have to increase a speed limit in order to enforce speeding tickets. >> a mile and a half long road has no sidewalk or street lights. neighbors fear faster driving would make it more dangerous. >> a lot of kids that walk around here and people bike. one false move and that's it for somebody. >> the city stays it agrees with neighbors safety concerns and doesn't want to raise the speed limit either, but here's the problem. the state requires cities to update speed limits on main roads every five years based on driving patterns. the latest survey in april found 85% of motorists driving
glorietta boulevard at or below 36 miles per hour. the city must set the speed limit no lower than 30 miles per hour. >> we want to enforce our speed limit laws. >> since the 25-mile an hour speed limit is based on an old traffic survey, police say they can't use radar to ticket speeders. so the city council is looking into ways to slow down traffic and hopes a newer traffic study would affirm keeping the 25- mile an hour speed limit. >> you can't really try manipulate the study, but if you make changes to your roadway because they are indicated by your traffic engineers, you are within your rights to do that. >> but some commuters want a higher speed limit. >> most people, it's hard to drive in a 25, because it's mostly downhill. >> the city controller is turning the matter over to its traffic safety advisory committee, hoping there's some way they can keep the speed limit. under the proposed changes is in front of the elementary
school. dana. >> sharon chin, thank you. >> coming up, it's time to move on. the police order that is being enforced right now on protesters in san jose. >> i just don't know. >> they are calling it the silent mental health epidemic. the toll that long-term unemployment is taking on millions of americans. >> and he may never take the stand, but jurors are still getting a chance to hear from michael jackson's doctor. what recorded interviews by police are revealing about the day the pop star died. ,,,,,,,,,
bay where "occupy san jose" protestors have been told to some live pictures tonight from the south bay where occupy san jose protesters have been told to clear out tonight. about 30 are camped outside city hall. they are going to start issuing citations tonight and start making arrests tomorrow morning. several protesters say they are willing to go to jail. >> meanwhile in san francisco, the disassembled by police wednesday was back in place today. about 100 of the occupy sf protesters gathered outside the federal reserve bank. these are pictures taken from chopper 5 at about 6:00 p.m. this evening.
the groups chatted and blocked the street for a time. most of the protesters left the area by 8:00 p.m. >> feeling the frustration of occupation protest. the u.s. labor department released job figures. businesses reported adding 103,000 jobs in september and that is 40,000 more than analysts had expected. but it failed to make a dent in the 9.1% unemployment rate. the toll taken by the jobless. >> the hardest thing is watching your life unravel. >> matt stewart lost his radio job three years ago. >> i'm sure i'm depressed, i just don't know i am. >> his unemployment benefits ran out in april. >> i feel like a burden every day, especially to my sister and brother-in-law. >> he's living in his sister's basement because he lost his home to foreclosure. >> this used to be your house? >> yes.
>> this was his first time back. >> what are you thinking? >> a lot of tough memories. >> 2 million american haves been out of work for two years or more. the emotional toll can be as great as the financial cost. >> i think it's like a silent mental health epidemic that we have. >> kyle has studied the mental health of the unemployed. he found 63% feel ashamed and half avoid contact with friends. >> the way that stress manifests itself is ways that not only hurt them and their families, but hurt their prospect, often for getting another job because they withdraw from social networks and connections with other people. >> more than 6% of employed americans say they are depressed. that number jumps to more than 21% among the jobless. >> you get to that feeling where you are very alone out there, you know, because you are not part of every day society. >> matt stewart loved his life
in radio, now he is 51 years old and living on $50 a week in food stamps. >> you think this whole experience has changed you? >> oh, drastically. drastically. >> stewart is not looking for professional help because he says he can't afford it. elaine, cbs news, raleigh, north carolina. apple cofounder steve jobs layed to rest today. no information was released about where jobs was buried or who attended that service. a small private gathering. jobs died wednesday after battling pancreatic cancer. no public services planned, but apple says there will be a celebration of steve's life for apple employees soon. they have already heard from michael jackson on tape. today jurors in the conrad murray trial heard from the
doctor himself. bill whitticker on the police recorders of murray just after jackson's death. >> attorneys for conrad murray have not said whether the doctor will take the stand, but today prosecutors made sure jurors got to hear michael jackson's personal physician in the interview he voluntarily gave police. dr. murray said the day he died, michael jackson begged the doctor to help him sleep. >> then he complained. i have to sleep, dr. conradt. i have to perform. i must be ready for the show in england. >> murray said he gave jackson sedatives, valium, medazalan, but none of them worked. >> i said you know, the medicine i give you -- >> at around 10:00 a.m., jackson asked for some
propofol. usually used only in hospitals which jackson called milk. >> he says please, please give it to me. >> murray's attorney, who was there with him during the questioning asked if the doctor had taken necessary precautions. dr. murray said yes, then added this, which is now the main line of defense. that jackson knew how to administer or push the drug himself. at one point, telling the doctor. >> i love to push it, make me feel great. if i'm going to give you, you'll be asleep immediately. it will be so quick to act. i don't ever want to infuse this substance. >> the prosecution has been trying to build a case that dr. murray's gross negligence caused michael jackson's death.
the defense counters that michael jackson wanted it so badly, he administered a fatal dose himself when the doctor wasn't present. cbs news, los angeles. temperatures today running a good 10 degrees above yesterday and that's just the beginning of a warmup that will lost long beyond your fleet week. your forecast, 70 degrees tomorrow as the blue angels take to the air. your full forecast coming ,,,,,,
thanks, julie . clear skies area wide and that means temperatures will be cool as we head into the overnight hours. temperatures dropping down into the 40s. that brings us to our weather headlines this evening. clear and cool tonight, but it will be a sunny and warm weekend. this is just the beginning of a warming trend that will continue well into your workweek. taking a look at the satellite prospective. keeping skies clear for us. in fact, we'll get back to around where we should be this time of year. today temperatures were a good
10 degrees above yesterday. this is a little bit closer to average. 64 pacifica. 75 redwood city. and 77 in santa rosa. warmest spots inland peeking near 80. again, just the beginning. take a look at what i have in store in our extended forecast. temperatures topping out near 80. a little dip in the forecast on monday, columbus day. but short lived by the middle of next week. wednesday, thursday, temperatures back up to near 90 degrees and pretty much hold steady through the end of next week. so if you're looking for warmer weather, hang in there, we will get progressively warmer as we make our way through the forecast. for those lucky enough to have columbus day off, good news for you. partly cloudy skies, mild temperatures. a little bit cooler and cloudy than we will see this weekend. but still going to stay dry. any of that wet stuff will stay well to our north. one person who does have columbus day off, that is
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looked like he was going to make a move up the leader board, but his struggles off the tee continue. he hit just 6 of 14 fairways and nearly went down after this shot from the car path. tiger finishes with a three under 68 and seven strokes back. paul had six birdies to move into the lead. he shoots a 64 to get to 8 under for the tournament. the big easy move within one stroke of the lead before play was suspended. he'll finish the final tomorrow. as for tiger, he's once again left to explain an inconsistent round. >> sometimes i have these out there that i don't feel comfortable and i have to battle through it. i had a period there of 1-2 at the turn for me, but hey, i got it back. >> the brewers haven't been to the nlcs in 29 years. the last time play by play man
called the dramatic playoff win, charlie sheen was on the mound in the movie, major league. >> he's running and smash up the middle. base hit to center. around 3rd, the brewers win. >> the man, morgan, wins it for the brewers. beat the diamondbacks 3-2 in ten innings to advance to the nlcs. >> how do you celebrate this evening? >> you know, just go home and take a bath and chill out, you know, watch the game. you know, i can't tell you. >> got to love his laugh. in the other game five, roy halladay on the mound. the cardinals got to him early. skip smacks a double down the right field line. 1-0 cards. it was up to chris carpenter to make that lead stand. he got some help from his
defense. rafael makes these diving stops. gets up, spins, and throws a strike to get the out. the phillies got one runner beyond second base. the cardinals tosses a three- hit shutout. he pitches a one, two, three to end it. st. louis wins. they are moving on to the nlcs while the phillies won 102 games during the regular season are going home. >> oh, but that strategy doesn't always work. the teams with the top five payrolls have been eliminated. three didn't make the playoffs. the tigers are 10th, the heist of the remaining four teams. if you look at the rays, they had a $40 million payroll, which is next to last and the bigs, they made the playoffs. >> that happened last year, too. >> money is not the motivating factor. great and all, but it doesn't