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central county occupational center on hillsdale avenue, which was shut down today after police shot and killed a man armed with a handgun on the sidewalk in front of the school. >> heard gunshots, bam, bam, bam, heard all these sirens, my girlfriend said what's going on? >> reporter: police were called to the area on a report of shots fired at 5:30 but left when they found nothing. at 6:00 another man reported a man walking with a gun near hillsdale. police say officers confronted the man who was only described as latino. >> immediately that suspect presents a weapon, does some type of activity with the weapon that the officers took as a threat. the officer engaged the suspect, shot him at least one round fired, we believe several rounds were fired. >> i looked on the sidewalk, and i saw a person laying there shaking violently like this. >> reporter: the man was pronounced dead at the scene. it was the fourth officer- involved shooting in santa clara county in the last five days. a series that began last thursday with the killing of the quarry murder suspect in sunnyvale.
on friday and saturday, san jose police and santa clara county sheriff's deputies were also involved in nonfatal shootings. san jose also had an unrelated double homicide on saturday, the city 's 33 and 34th of the year. >> our detective bureau is inundated with work. they have been on the job nonstop for days on end. >> reporter: police say they are struggling to keep up with the recent wave of violence. in july, 65 officers were laid off due to budget cuts, although keeping patrol officers on the streets has been the priority. a department spokesman says recent major events have stretched those staffing levels thin. >> we are going out into the districts with four or five officers. so the staffing levels we're fooling the pains of the down -- we're feeling the pains of the downsizing right now. >> reporter: i just checked with san jose police on the phone. they are not releasing new details on the shooting this morning. but liz, they are looking into the possibility that the suspect they shot today was involved in a shooting on
communications hill just a couple of blocks away from where he was killed. there were reports this morning that a man was firing into an unoccupied vehicle and the vehicle was found in the area that had several shots in it. and they are looking into the possibility that man may have been discharging the weapon up there before he came down here where he was showing the weapon. people reported him, was confronted by the police officers and then was shot in that fatal confrontation. back to you. >> thank you, len. san jose police say the victims in the brazen daylight shooting over the weekend were both former students at san jose state. 21-year-old eric otokawa and 20- year-old kristina pandula were shot multiple times at a home on 3rd street saturday morning. otokawa died at the scene. pandula died at the hospital that night. so far, there is no word on who did it or why. a suspect in custody at the san leandro police department has died. now investigators are trying to figure out why. last night officers responded
to calls of a man disturbing customers outside a nation's restaurant on washington avenue. the suspect refused to cooperate and got into a struggle with police. a taser was used on the man with little effect. the suspect was then handcuffed when police say he began experiencing health problems of the. >> medical was requested immediately. medical, fire and ambulance, arrived on scene alameda county and amr responded and began life-saving measures with the subject. he was then transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. >> the man's name hasn't been released yet and police are trying to determine if the placement of the taser had an effect on the man's response. new support today for the occupy movement that's spread from wall street to right here in the bay area. this afternoon, everyday workers joined the crowds, who say main street is hurting. christin ayers is in oakland, where a protest is under way at city hall right now.
christin. reporter: elizabeth, the protest is growing. if you take a look over my shoulder here, we are look and estimating at least over 100 people out here to protest wall street and many other causes. the rain today did not dampen this protest or the frustration that drove many of these people to drop everything and "occupy oakland." [ chanting ] >> we're residents of oakland! >> we have had enough. we see that the system as it is right now is not working for the american people. >> reporter: fed-up postal workers among the ranks of frustrated community members who turned out for a soggy sit- in at oakland city hall. >> it's not just democrats, republicans, tea party, it's just everybody together just a giant frustration. >> reporter: the frustration has spilled over from wall street to main street. at i protest in sacramento over -- at a protest in sacramento over the weekend -- >> if you do not disperse you will be arrested. >> reporter: some violators who violated a park curfew left in cuffs n oakland unions joined the ranks of protestors.
>> banks have a responsibility to the community to help pay for schools, for social services, for all the things that society needs. >> reporter: a union endorses "occupy oakland" in a move that betty olson jones will bond the community with unions and buck an us versus them mentalities. >> unions are being seen as the enemy. this time it's unions, it's community people, saying this is outrageous. this is the worst it's been since the great depression. it's time to turn this around. >> reporter: but turning this around could mean any number of things of. some participants protest war, others corporate greed and job cuts. >> everybody has different ideas and attendance but we're all together as one. >> reporter: the education association says the point is not that every cause is in sync or that there are clear demands but that the voices of the people are heard. and these sit-ins showing no sign of closing down.
we have seen people out here with camping equipment, lawn chairs, rain jackets. the union has actually talked about sponsoring and paying for porta-potties for people to stay overnight if they decide to. and we have just heard that there will be another protest, elizabeth, just like it in walnut creek on wednesday. >> all right, christin ayers, thank you. a major surge on wall street was sparked by optimistic news from the european union. french president from nicolas sarkozy and german chancellor angela merkel met today in berlin. they promised to strengthen european banks and finalize a response to the continent's debt crisis by the end of the month. european and north american stocks rallied after that announcement. all three major american markets finished higher with the dow soaring 330 points. it's now a crime to openly carry a handgun in california. that's one of the new laws signed by governor jerry brown. another ban is the sale of alcohol at the self checkout ladies and gentlemen.
the concern was it would be easier for minors to get their hands on beer and wine in the self checkout lines. another law allows minors to get preventative treatment for stds without parental consent. >> it's always a close question as to what we might allow. but we do that with other reproductive kinds of issues and i felt that this one was similar to what we have done before. >> another health law directed to minors makes it a cream for teens and kids under 18 years old to use tanning beds. a full list of bills signed into law is available on our website, cbssf.com. click on "links and numbers." it's officially countdown time. san francisco elects a mayor in less than a month. 11 of the candidates will duke it out in a debate that starts at 6 p.m. tonight. phil matier joins you now live with a preview. >> reporter: we're live here at the city club where we are going to be putting together
one of the key debates in this race because tomorrow, absentee pal lots start hitting san francisco voters' mailboxes, and the fur is going to fly with these absentee ballots. we asked two candidates what the key issues are in the race so far. >> i think the things we need to focus on are growing the economy, demonstrating to takes pairs that we know how to be responsible with the taxpayer dollars. >> jobs, making sure that we bring back the 30,000 jobs we have lost over the last two years, the hundreds of companies we have lost and i think family flight. >> reporter: of course, the big unspoken issue until thation is front-runner and interim mayor ed lee. he is doing well in the polls ever since his appointment but his decision to run after telling the voters and the supervisors that he want going to has stirred up a controversy, one that's going to be tested tonight, i'm sure, along with the other issues. it promises to be a good debate with the voters going out tomorrow and the election into its final phase.
it ought to be interesting and one that sure we'll here more about for weeks to come. >> thank you. changing the rules for some, unexpected delays for all. what happens to your commute now that hybrids have been kicked out of the carpool lane? >> looking to the past for insight on the future. we're not talking philosophy. we're talking diet. what living like a caveman could do for you. and sure, there may be fees for getting to your own money. but they have a solution for that. the incentives banks are using to keep your business. ,,,,,,,,
decreases rescue response times. firefighters and police came under fire memorial day when they watched a suicidal man drown off robert crown state beach. they were not certified in land- water rescue. rebel fighters in libya say they are close it catching moammar qaddafi. -- say they're close to catching moammar qaddafi. a representative of libya's new governing council says he believes the former leader is hiding in the desert near the niger and algeria borders. today fighters captured key landmarks in qaddafi's hometown but fighting with loyalists still continues in other parts of the town. meanwhile in egypt dozens are dead after christian protestors clashed with the army last night. the demonstrators were protesting the recent burning of a church. tensions between muslims and christians has been growing in
the last few months since the ousting of former president hosni mubarak. it was a special privilege for those who went green and bought hybrid cars. with that they got to blow by traffic in the carpool lanes. but that's now over and we are finding out that everyone is suffering. joe vazquez tells us why. reporter: elizabeth you would think, as the federal government did, that taking cars out of the fast hov lane would make all traffic faster. but according to a new study, the opposite is true in part because it's harder to get in and out of those lanes. driving in the carpool lane is still faster than regular traffic. but according to a new study, traffic in all lanes has gotten slower in just the last few months. >> here we have shots taken a few years actually before the -- >> reporter: this professor, transportation engineer at uc- berkeley, observed the hov or carpool lanes of 880 in hayward
and he watched as all traffic slowed down even though fewer drivers were allowed in the carpool lane. why? >> imagine you're driving in a carpool lane and traffic next to you is traveling at, say, 20 or 25 miles per hour. how fast do you want to go for fear of suddenly someone in the regular lane is going to suddenly change into your lane? >> reporter: cassidy has been studying the speed of traffic on the stretch since july 1st. that's when the federal government decided to kick out the cars with these stickers, so-called solo hybrids as an incentive to low emission cars. the government had been letting them in the high occupancy vehicle lanes since 2005 even if the driver was alone in the car. but then the feds decided the carpool lanes were getting too crowded so the program ended. now it seems that move has backfired. as professor cassidy's study shows, many of the solo hybrids are back in the regular lanes making even more traffic for everyone. >> in the heat of the rush, when traffic in the regular
lanes is its most congested, we see that speeds in the carpool lanes have dropped by as much as 8 or 10 miles per hour since the expulsion of the solo hybrids. >> reporter: and that's in the carpool lane. >> that's in the carpool lane. of course the regular lanes are worse off because the congestion expands over greater distances for greater duration. >> reporter: this coming january if the feds approve it they might be allowing cars powered by hydrogen as well as electricity back into the hov lanes. but that only bring 40,000 cars back into those fast lanes, elizabeth. and the professor says that's half of what got kicked out. he says actually he believes they should bring all those other cars back as well as these new hydrogen or electrical cars. >> see if that makes an impact. thanks, joe. changing your diet can help you shed pounds. changing your lifestyle could help you shed some illnesses. what it takes to live like a caveman and what it can mean
for your overall health. netflix says never mind. the brand-new decision that the company has already decided to scrap. from the cbs 5 weather center, monitoring the rain on this holiday. the effects it's having at sfo. look at that. and how this rain affects your morning commute as eyewitness news continues on cbs 5. ,,
what's new. new research. chnology. new treatmen when it comes to our health, we are always telling you what's new, new research, new technology, new treatments. but maybe the key to a healthier future is taking a fresh look at the past. dr. kim joins us with more. kim. >> reporter: liz, we're talking about prehistoric times when our ancestors were hunters and gatherers. despite all the amazing achievements of modern science and high technology, for good health we may want to take a step backward in time. reporter: two years ago 37- year-old tara grant weighed 250 pounds and had a host of medical problems. >> i was depressed. i was miserable. >> reporter: but not for long. here's tara today. >> i have never felt this good in my life. i weigh less than i did in high school. i had polycystic ovarian syndrome. gone. i had endometriosis.
gone. >> reporter: so what happened? she says she took a giant step backward in time and started eating, exercising, even socializing like a caveman. >> just made so much sense to me. it's like, i had a light bulb moment. >> reporter: now, before you say tara's nuts, consider this. at ucla home of the bruins, hundreds of researchers recently took the same walk on the wild side. >> just take a sharp knife, cut that part off and eat the rest of the stuff underneath. >> reporter: scientists, medical doctors and nutrition newests gathered to discuss how living like a gave man could benefit human health, even cure chronic disease. >> it produces dramatic results in terms of health. people feel better on it. >> reporter: the missouri is called ancestral health or the paleo movement. the idea that the human gene pool or dna has changed little since the late paleolithic era. that means our bodies are better suited for prehistoric not modern times. >> we're basically hunter
gatherers living in the 21st century with all this technology and our genes don't know what to make of it. >> reporter: experts say this mismatch could explain why humans living today suffer from so many complex degenerative disorders, including -- >> heart disease, stroke, ability to 2 diabetes which is the most common form of disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis. >> reporter: as to whether this interest will pass, tara thinks not. >> i can't see hundreds of thousands of years of "evolution" just being a fad. >> reporter: over the next few nights at 5:00, i'm going to tell you more about this ancestral health movement and how i decided to give it a try and what i found out. >> fascinating. how is this movement more than just a diet? >> you know, liz, i think of a diet as temporary. it's what we do often to just lose weight but what we're talking about here is a lifestyle change. what can you change? change what you eat. change how you live for better health. and, you know, it's about socializing, it's about how you move, how you exercise. there's a lot to it.
stay tuned. >> the whole lifestyle change. dr. kim, thank you. netflix is backtracking on its latest move. less than a month ago the company announced it was splitting itself in two. on the consumerwatch, julie watts explains that angered customers already upset about netflix price increase for the movies by mail. julie. reporter: yeah, liz. that price increase, that price hike, it's not going anywhere but netflix sister site qwikster is gone. the company is change its plan to split up its dvd by mail and online streaming service into two companies. it had planned to do that and that meant two different sites that would have forced customers to have two different accounts. they were not happy about that. netflix shares dropped by nearly 40% since announcing the qwikster plan. that's on top of the million- dollar loss the company expected following a price increase for those same
customerswant to both rent and stream -- customers who want to both rent and stream. today the company acknowledged th mistake. companies will be able to access both at netflix now. interest rates on credit cards have fallen below 13% for the first time since 2008. this according to new numbers from the federal reserve. experts hope the drop will encourage people to go out and shop because the feds also found that consumers have been keeping their cards in their wallets. credit card balance have been following for the past two months, as well. all right. julie watts, thank you. all right. well, roberta, the weather was picture-perfect for the blue angels but now the rain is back. >> it is back. >> how long's is it going to last? >> only until the evening hours. after midnight decrease in activity and then by tomorrow, at this time, between going to be talking about clear skies right here in the bay area.
good evening, everybody, on this holiday. people had to whip out their umbrellas instead of the picnic blankets because after a weekend of unseasonably warm conditions, rain returned to the san francisco bay area. and so far, we have picked up about a half inch of precipitation to the north of the golden gate bridge. lesser amounts to the south. again, we will continue to see some very light precipitation. as you look at our live high- def doppler radar, it appears as if basically nothing is on the screen. and that's because we have a lot of low-level moisture. very close to the ground, so close it's causing the ceiling down to 600 feet at sfo and we have airport delays over two hours on some arriving flights. current air temperature, boy does it feel muggy outside? certainly does. relative humidity in san jose 100% with the very fine mist. 69 degrees. it is 70 degrees in cupertino. east of the bay we're talking 60s to near 70 in brentwood. central bay san francisco 63. average high this time of the year is 71 degrees.
and meanwhile it does appear that we have more rain in the forecast for the weekend. it certainly looks uncertain at this time. again, we will dry out tomorrow afternoon. tonight overnight with muggy conditions and the cloud cover, temperatures into the 50s and 60s. here's how it looks from our satellite. precipitation rolling out of the north and from the west, taking the bulk of the activity to the north of us and we are just seeing this fringe end of the front with the center, the core of the area of low pressure well to the north in throughout british columbia. so the rain is decreasing. see that right there? that's going to provide us with sunshine and an offshore flow tuesday, wednesday. that's after tomorrow's highs 60s to the mid-70s. all right. take a look at the seven-day forecast as previously noted. offshore flow resulting in near 90 on thursday inland areas. then we cloud back one that chance of rain on saturday and sunday. elizabeth cook and eyewitness news return right after this brief time-out.
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