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need to prot community...or is it too much. it is only a training exercise, but is it what or local police force need to protect our community or is it too much? good afternoon, everyone.
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i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. law enforcement agencies from around the world are convening here in the bay area for a five- day urban shield event to showcase the latest law enforcement equipment. but as kpix 5's anne makovec shows us, many say it's shining the spotlight on police militarization. she joins us with more. anne? >> reporter: i'm here at the marriott hotel in downtown oakland. you can see the police there with barricades behind me. this is probably one of the most secure buildings in the bay area right now because law enforcement and first responders from around the world are on site. luckily, this is only a test. today begins the 8th annual urban shield, a training exercise and trade show for law enforcement officers. >> we're trying to get out there and prepare however first responders. without that we'll be criticized for not preparing. >> reporter: but the criticism is about the militarization of
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local police forces a flashpoint in the wake of violent images from ferguson, missouri, and something local officers have taken heed about as well after events like "occupy" oakland. >> urban shield is an effort to further militarize police departments in alameda county and it's something we certainly don't need. >> reporter: that's oakland civil rights lawyer and mayoral candidate dan siegel. current mayor jean quan didn't want to address the issue and walked away. i'm asking about a major event -- >> no, no, no. >> reporter: inside the trade show there were armored vehicles and high-powered guns and new technology for jobs like search-and-rescue. >> tools help keep us safe and do our job better and some of those require that we -- that we protect ourselves in a -- in an up-armored way if you want to say. >> reporter: days off are canceled for oakland cops during the urban shield but citizens realize their jobs are
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to protect and serve. >> we need to vet each incident individually. you can't make a gross categorization of what is going on. >> reporter: it's funded by the department of homeland security. the feds kicking in $1.375 million. frank? >> what can we expect as operation urban shield progresses throughout the weekend? >> reporter: the major action is going on starting at 5 a.m. on saturday. that is when these first responders go into 48 straight hours of training. there's going to be exercises everywhere from the oakland airport to the bay. and they are going to have some fun training at candlestick park before that is demolished next year. anne makovec, kpix 5. a group will be holding a forum tonight to talk about a taser-free berkeley. they are working on a study focused on whether the police force should carry tasers. tonight the coalition for a taser free berkeley will be
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collecting community feedback. the meeting will be on addison street in berkeley tonight at 7:00. another earthquake rattles the north bay this morning. it was a magnitude 3. it struck just before 4 a.m. you can see the shaking blue line. no injuries or damage have been reported. many people felt it. here's some of the comments on our kpix 5 facebook page: people say they felt a little rolling in vacaville. it's a good reminder to prepare for the next big shaker. roberta gonzales is in san francisco where a new exhibit is helping people get prepared. >> reporter: i'm here at the california academy of sciences. this is the earthquake exhibit. this is national preparedness of month. if you live in miami, you need to know how to prepare for a
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hurricane. chicago, a tornado. and here in california, obviously an earthquake. joining me is scott moran, the director of exhibits. hi, scott. >> hi, roberta. >> reporter: what do we need to know about earthquakes? first off, preparing before the quake. >> yes. so make a plan know what you're going to do and where you will meet your family and things and then the second is secure things in your home and then get a kit, all the things you will need after an earthquake. >> reporter: like lights. once the earthquake hits, you could lose lights. and during the an earthquake? >> duck cover and hold on. >> reporter: afterwards? >> check for hazards. if there's leaking gas, turn off the gas. >> reporter: i have been studying earthquakes for years and i came here today and i have learned so much in just one day. you can come here and visit this exhibit but there's something special going on tonight as well? >> yes. every thursday night from 6:00 until 10:00 -- >> here comes the aftershocks! [ laughter ] >> reporter: -- we have night
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life. it's cocktails, deejay music 21 and over. >> reporter: cocktails are served, not shaken. so if you want more information about tonight's activities or this wonderful exhibit visit us online at and click on "links and numbers." reporting from the academy of sciences, i think we need a deck, roberta gonzales, kpix 5! >> that's a good thing to do. concord is also helping people prepare for an earthquake by hosting an emergency preparedness fair today. it's from 4 to 8 p.m. in todos santos plaza. there will be demonstrations by community emergency response teams and aed training will be available to help assist someone with a heart attack. protestors chained themselves to a fence in a dramatic showdown at the kinder- morgan rail terminal in richmond this morning. they oppose the transport of crude oil by rail. it's the same bakken crude from north dakota that's caused
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explosions and derailments in the area over the last year. a dozen people showed up around 7 a.m. some chained to the fence with bicycle locks. they blocked trucks for a few hours before the protest ended with no arrests. happening today, california's attorney general will be in oakland today to discuss the need for stronger truancy laws. kamala harris will meet with oakland unified school district in an effort to solve the state's elementary school truancy crisis there. the average of 1 million elementary students are truant each year. harris has sponsored legislation to help local schools -- the districts intervene when children are chronically absent from school. the only debate in this year's gubernatorial race in california is happening today. democratic governor jerry brown and republican challenger neel kashkari will debate in sacramento tonight. brown strongly favored to win re-election. kashkari plans to use the debate to introduce himself to voters. fast food workers in oakland walked off the job this
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morning to fight for higher wages. they want their companies to pay them at least $15 an hour. right now, workers don't make much more than $7.25 an hour. this is part of a national protest across the country. some getting violent. police arrested several people protesting outside a detroit mcdonald's this morning and more strikes are planned in 150 cities across the country today. and sadly, we have some breaking news out of new york city. joan rivers has died. that's according to her daughter melissa. she was of course in a new york hospital after suffering cardiac arrest last week during a medical procedure. the 81-year-old stopped breathing during throat surgery at a manhattan medical clinic. she was taken to the hospital on life support before dying today. again, joan rivers dead at 81. a supposed scene of the future now a reality. if you forget your credit card at the restaurant, no need to worry. a bay area startup is making sure your money stays safe. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the kpix 5
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weather center. the clouds now breaking up around much of the bay area still a bit cloudy toward the coast. will we see some sunshine there? we'll talk about that coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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k-p-i-x five's kiet do withn inside loo san jose startup appears to be on the cutting edge of credit card security. kpix 5's kiet do with an inside look at the system that will allow you to customize your security preferences a story you'll only see on 5. reporter: did you ever forget your credit card back at a restaurant and wish there was some way you could temporarily turn it off while you go back to get it and then turn it back on? dream no more. the future is here and it's called card control. you will soon be able to use your phone to temporarily
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deactivate a credit or debit card. >> right now this card is off. >> reporter: anyone who tries to run the card won't get very far. >> transaction denied. >> reporter: for the past year banks have been testing this card control technology. a san jose-based startup, "ondot," has been working on it in stealth mode for years and says the idea came when one of its founders' cards was stolen. >> the idea was that why can't i just lock this card just the way i lock my home or my car? i should be able to lock my money. >> reporter: unlocking the card is just as easy. >> it's approved. >> reporter: voila and bottom's up. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: what's more, you can set spending limits, set geographical boundaries on where the card will work and only allow purchases at certain types of businesses like a gas station or a supermarket. >> so essentially i'm able to take a general purpose card and create a card which is based on my preferences on my need and where and when i shop for the amounts that i decide to shop. >> reporter: "ondot" discovered
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that with card control, fraud went down by as much as 60% and customers actually used the protected card 40% more of the time. it really is a smarter credit card. >> this is cranberry juice. >> reporter: i'll drink to that. [ laughter ] >> reporter: kiet do, kpix 5. >> "ondot" says card control technology is coming to 7,000 financial institutions by the end of the year. earthquake experts are gathering in menlo park to compare notes on lessons learned from the 6.0 napa quake. scientists talked about the initial jolt and all the aftershocks. quake mapping and seismic ruptures. they also discussed the mobile quake alert system which can give a warning up to 10 seconds. >> i get alerts for weather. i get alerts for kidnapping. and to tell you truth, i'm not sure where those alerts come from. but i could very easily see our earthquake early warning messages being adopted by those message providers. >> the briefing comes after a
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3.0 aftershock quake rattled napa county this morning. go to for complete quake coverage including active maps. earlier this morning lawrence, you showed us gray skies. >> it's looking good now. still a lot of gray toward the coastline. we are going to still see clouds at the coast the better part of the day today. still, lots of sunshine elsewhere and looking like a nice afternoon. out out the door we have sunshine now. in san francisco half-hour ago there were still some clouds but we are looking good now and temperatures up to 78 in livermore, 70 in san jose, 65 in san francisco, 75 in concord. looking good toward the afternoon although we started out with clouds and drizzle along the coast and inside the bay. may see more drizzle overnight tonight but otherwise, a lot of sunshine coming your way throughout the afternoon away from the coastline. looks like the temperatures going to be nice and warm, too. then some fog likely to make a return later on tonight and some of that drizzle along the coast, as well. then more sunshine maybe temperatures warming up a few
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degrees as we look toward your weekend. hey, we have a hurricane out there! this is hurricane norbert that continues to move off the coastline of baja, california. and yeah, it is going to continue to churn its way ever so slowly to the north. right now just a category 1, it will start to fall apart in colder waters. then it looks like some of that moisture may end up in san diego, maybe toward the bay area as we head throughout next week. all right. we are going to see some nice weather here in the bay area as we are going to see some warm sunshine, just some patchy fog in the morning hours, getting hot in the central valley, 90s, 101 redding, around the bear 70s and 80s into the south bay plenty of 80s into the east bay this afternoon with lots of sunshine. this afternoon, 75 in san leandro. sunset time 7:34. sunrise 6:43. over the next couple of days, we are going to see a whole lot of sunshine coming our way. maybe just slightly warmer. then maybe some tropical clouds coming our way as we look toward monday and tuesday of next week, guys are all right. not too bad. >> nice forecast.
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>> thank you. >> we'll take it because we have to. >> that's the way. making sure children all around the world are able to play a sport that they love. coming up, how two people in the bay area set out to create a ball that wouldn't let kids down even in the harshest of conditions. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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war-torn areas. kpix 5's kate kelly explainw the idea started with a news story on refugee children in darfur, children finding a way to play soccer even in war-torn areas. kpix 5's kate kelly explains how this week's jefferson award winners set out to create a ball that wouldn't let kids down in the harshest of conditions. >> it's in! >> reporter: when we tuned in to watch world cup this summer, we saw manicured fields and teams using the finest equipment. but it's a far cry from how the majority of children play the game of soccer. for millions, rocky fields, barbed wire and concrete are the norm. >> the average life-span of a ball in places like darfur and africa and so on is about an hour. >> reporter: that's if they're lucky enough to have a ball. >> kids will play with anything they can find. >> reporter: four years ago, tim jahnigen and lisa tarver started one world futbol.
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>> our mission to provide the opportunity for children to play around the world who need to be able to play in order to not to just survive but to thrive. >> reporter: so lisa who had worked with nonprofits in underdeveloped countries and her husband, tim, a self-described creative problem solver, set out to make a better ball. it would need to be nontoxic, never puncture or go flat, or lose elasticity. they settled on a material called cross-linked closed cell foam, much like popular croc sandals. >> there's a lot of people that still don't believe it's possible to use this material that way. >> reporter: it took 11 months of research; and with the newest generation of balls, we watched in disbelief as he took out a knife. oh, my gosh, you're cutting it. >> yes. you can even put your hand right inside and it's still going to bounce. >> reporter: in four short years, they delivered one million balls, free, to over 60 countries worldwide. >> the ball is not political. it's not philosophical. it is not ideological.
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it's a ball. we make a ball, and our goal is to get it into the hands of as many children as possible. local programs like crece, that offer free after-school soccer to latino immigrants in oakland, just got the first donation, volunteer coach jennifer regalado: >> look at it. just the donation in itself was enough, and then we found out that these balls don't fall apart and it meant even more to us because we don't have that big of a budget. >> reporter: what do you like about soccer? >> playing. >> you provide a ball and not only play happens but through play, change happens. >> reporter: so for recognizing the healing power of play and creating a ball for children that is as indestructible as their spirit, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to tim jahnigen and lisa tarver. kate kelly, kpix 5.
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>> it really is amazing. and here is that ball that tim cut into. it is as strong as it looks. a big gash right here. individual and corporate sponsors make it possible for one world futbol to donate balls like this one working with at-risk communities but you can buy one online using the link on and they will donate a ball for every one that's purchased. >> very cool. well, redeveloping a centerpiece of san francisco. details on the new presidio parkland and the spectacular new views the park will offer for visiters. >> but first, let's check the local job market. here's steven greenberg with today's bay area job market report. >> reporter: for many workers in the bay area, and across the country, our improving economy is missing one key ingredient, a meaningful raise. since the recession, the top 1% in california may have recovered with wage gains. but the bottom 99% income is actually gone down. yet worker productivity is up
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meaning workers are contributing more but are not earning more. wages have generally remained flat even as unemployment has declined by 1.7% in the bay area. there is some good news. employers increasingly say they will offer raises based on performance. to maximize your chances of receiving one, keep a record of all your accomplishments at work. save flattering emails. write down praise you receive. note all the times you go the extra mile. politely ask for a meeting, even if your company doesn't offer annual reviews. ask for more responsibility not just more pay. that makes it easier for employers to say "yes." and stay positive and calm even if you don't immediately get a good response. give the employer some time to think about your discussion. with your bay area job market report, i'm steven greenberg. ,, ,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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of new york city. joan rivers has died, according her daughter. she was in a new y now back to that breaking news out of new york city. joan rivers has died according to her daughter melissa.
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she was in a new york hospital after cardiac arrest last week during a medical procedure. the 81-year-old stopped breathing during throat surgery at a manhattan medical clinic. she was taken to the hospital on life support before passing away today. >> very sad. i remember her on carson. she was amazing years ago. >> i know. she will be missed. that's it for kpix 5 news at noon. >> have a great afternoon. lawrence, have you provided a good day? >> lots of sunshine, away from the coast. captions by: caption colorado
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