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laying out his strategy to fight the terrorist group isis. let's go on to cbs news. captioning sponsored by cbs >> schieffer: good evening. president obama is about to lay out his strategy for defeating the terrorist group known variously as isis or isil. the sunni muslim group has been seizing territory in iraq and syria. their goal-- to establish an islamic state. the campaign of terror has included the beheading of two ouerican journalists, james foley and steven sotloff. earlier this summer, the president ordered airstrikes against isis targets in iraq. more than 200 have been damaged or destroyed since then. tonight he is expected to expand those strikes to include isis bases in syria. scott pel sein iraq and he's been talking to top kurdish
officials about just that. >> reporter: the head of kurdish intelligence told us it's essential that the united states strike isis in syria because that's where isis' leadership and strength are. secondly, he said his lightly armed troops here in northern iraq need heavy weapons from the united states, like tanks and artillery. we visited some of those troops on the front today. they were guarding a bridge that leads to the oil-rich city of kirkuk. the u.s. air strikes have allowed them to go on the offensive, but it's a battle that's just beginning. bob. >> schieffer: thank you, scott. the president last delivered a formal address to the nation one year ago tonight. in that speech, he was talking about the threat of chemical weapons in syria. now, here is the president. >> my fellow americans, tonight i want to speak to you about what the united states will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy
the terrorist group known as isil. as commander-in-chief, my highest priority is the security of the american people. over the last several years, we have consistently taken the fight to terrorists who threaten our country. we took out osama bin laden and much of al qaeda's leadership in afghanistan and pakistan. we've targeted al qaeda's affiliate in yemen, and recently eliminated the top commander of its affileate in somalia. we've done so while bringing more than 140,000 american troops home from iraq, and drawing down our combat mission will end later this year. thanks to our military and counter-terrorism professionals, america is safer. still, we continue to face a terrorist threat. we can't erase every trace of evil from the world, and small groups of killers have the capacity to do great harm.
that was the case before 9/11, and that remains true today. that's why we must remain vigilant as threats emerge. at this moment, the greatest threats come from the middle east and north africa, where radical groups exploit grievances for their own gain. and one of those groups is isil, which calls itself the islamic state. now, let's make two things cle clear-- isil is not islamic. no religion condones the killing of innocents and the vast majority of isil's victims have been muslims. and isil is certainly not a state. it was formally al qaeda's affiliate in iraq and has taken advantage of sectarianian strife, and syria's civil war to gain territory on both sides of the iraq-syria border. it is recognized by no government, nor by the people it subjugates. isil is a terrorist organization, pure and simple. and it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way.
in a roogz that has known so much bloodshed, she's terrorists are unique this their brutality. they execute captured prisoners. they kill children. they enclave, rape, and force women into marriage. they threaten the religious minority with genocide. and in acts of barbarism, they took the lives of two american journalists, jim foley and steven sotloff. so isil poses a threat to the people of iraq and syria and the broader middle east, including american citizens, personnel, and facilities. if left unchecked, these terrorists could pose a growing threat beyond that region, including to the united states. while we have not yet detected specific plotting against our homeland, isil leaders have threatened america and our allies. our intelligence community believes that thousands of foreigners, including europeans and some americans, have joined
them in syria and iraq, trained and battle hardened, these fighters could try to return to their home countries and carry out deadly attacks. i know many americans are concerned about these threats. tonight, i want you to know that the united states of america is meeting them with strength and resolve. last month i ordered our military to take targeted action against isil to stop its advances. since then, we've conducted more than 150 successful air strikes in iraq. these strikes have protected american personnel and facilities, killed isil fighters, destroyed weapons, and given space for iraqi and kurdish forces to reclaim key territory. these strikes have also helped save the lives of thousands of innocent men, women, and children. #-r but this is not our fight alone. american power can make a
decisive difference but we cannot do for iraqis what they must do for themselves, nor can we take the place of arab partners this securing their region. that's why i've insisted that additional u.s. action depended upon iraqis forming an inclusive government, which they have now done in recent days. so tonight, with a new iraqi government in place, and following consultations with allies abroad and congress at home, i can announce america will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat. our objective is clear-- we will degrade and ultimately destroy isil through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy. first, we will conduct a systematic campaign of air strikes against these terrorists. working with the iraqi government, we will expand our efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions so that we're hitting isil targets as iraqi forces go
on offense. moreover, i've made it clear we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country wherever they are. that means i will not hesitate to take action against isil in syria, as well as iraq. this is a core principle of my presidency. if you threaten america, you will find no safe haven. second, we will increase our support to forces fighting these terrorists on the ground in june i deployed several hundred american service members to iraq to assess how we can best support iraqi security forces. now that those teams have completed their work and iraq has formed a government, we will send an additional 475 service members to iraq. as i've said before, these american forces will not have a combat mission. we will not get dragged into another ground war in iraq but they are needed to support iraqi and kurdish forces with training, intelligence, and equipment. we'll useless support iraq's
efforts to stand up national guard units to help sunni communities secure their own freedom from isil's control. across the border in syria, we have ramped up our military assistance to the syrian opposition. tonight, i call on congress again to give us additional authorities and resources to train and equip these fighters. in the fight against isil, we cannot rely on an assad regime that terrorizes its own people, a regime that will never regain the legitimacy it has lost. instead, we must strengthen the opposition as the best counter-weight to extremists like isil while pursuing the political solution necessary to solve syria's crise once and for all. third, we will continue to draw on our substantial cunter-terrorism capabilities to prevent isil attacks. working with our partners, we will redouble our efforts to cut off its fund, improve our
intelligence, strengthen our defenses, counter its warped idol, and stem the flow of foreign fighters into and out of the middle east. and in two weeks, i will chair a meeting of the u.n. security council to further mobilize the international community around this effort. fourth, we will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to innocent civilians who have been displaced by this terrorist organization. this includes sunni and shia muslims who are at grave risk as well as tens of thousands of christians and other religious minoritys. we cannot allow these communities to be driven from their ancient homelands. so this is our strategy, and in each of these four part of our strategy, america will be joined by a broad coalition of partners. already, allies are flying planes with us over iraq sending arms and assistance to iraqi security forces and the syrian opposition, sharing intelligence, and providing
billions of dollars in humanitarian aid. secretary kerry was in iraq today meeting with the new government and supporting their efforts to promote unity, and in the coming days he will travel across the middle east and europe to enlist more partners in this fight, especially arab nations who can help mobilize sunni communities in iraq and syria to drive these terrorists from their lands. this is american leadership at its best. we stand with people who fight for their own freedom, and we rally other nations on behalf of our common security and common humanity. my administration has also secured bipartisan support for this approach here at home. i have the authority to address the threat from isil, but i believe we are strongest as a nation when the president and congress work together. so i welcome congressional support for this effort in order to show the world that americans are united in confronting this danger. now, it will take time to
eradicate a cancer like isil. and any time we take military action, there are risks involved, especially to the servicemen and women who carry out these missions. but i want the american people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in iraq and afghanistan. it will not be involve american combat troops fighting on foreign soil. this counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out isil wherever they exist using our airpower, and our support for partners' forces on the ground. this strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us while supporting partners on the front lines is one that we have successfully pursued in yemen and somalia for years and it is consistent with the ai outlined earlier this year. to use force against anyone who threatens america's core interests but to mobilize partners wherever possible to address broader challenges to international order.
my fellow americans, we live in a time of great change. tomorrow marks 13 years since our country was attacked. next week marks six years since our economy suffered its worst setback since the great depression. yet, despite these shocks, through the pain we felt and the grueling work required to bounce back, america is better positioned today to seize the future than any other nation on earth. our technology companies and universities are unmatched. our manufacturing and auto industries are thriving. energy independence is closer than ever been in decades. for all the work that remains, our businesses are in the longest, uninterrupted stretch of job creation in our history, despite all the divisions and discord within our democracy. i see the grit and determination and common goodness of the american people every single
day. and that makes me more confident than ever about our country's future. aabroad, american leadership is the one constant in an uncertain world. it is america that has the capacity and the will to mobilize the world against terrorists. it is america that has rallied the world against russian aggression, and in support of the ukrainian people' people's o determine their own destiny. it is america-- our scientists, our doctors, our any-how-- that can help contain and cure the outbreak of ebola. it is america that helped remove and destroy syria's chemical weapons so they can't pose a threat to the syrian people or the world again. and it is america that is helping muslim communities around the world, not just in the fight against terrorism but in the fight for opportunity and tolerance and a more hopeful future. america, our endless blessings
bestow an enduring burden. but as americans, we welcome our responsibility to lead. from europe to asia, from the far reaches of africa to war-torn capitals of the middle east, we stand for freedom, for justice, for dignity. these are value values that have guided our nation since its founding. tonight, i ask for your support in carrying that leadershiped for. i do so as a commander in chief who could not be prouder of our men and women in uniform, pilots who bravely fly in the face of danger above the middle east, and servicemembers who support our partners on the ground. when we helped prevent the massacre of civilians trapped on a distant mountain, here's what one of them said, "we owe our american friends our lives. our children will always remember that there was someone who felt our struggle and made a
long journey to protect innocent people." that is the difference we make in the world. in our own safety, our own security, depend upon our willingness to do what it takes to defend this nation and uphold the values that we stand for. timeless ideals that will endure long after those who offer only hate and destruction have been vanquished from the earth. may god bless our troops, and may god bless the united states of america. >> schieffer: so the president of the united states lays out a strategy to defeat and destroy isis, or as they're sometimes called, isil. and this speech tonight shows us a real evolution in where the president was just in the last week of august, when he said we can't put the cart before the
horse. we have-- we don't have a strategy yet. tonight, i think the key words that he spoke were "if you threaten america, you will find no safe haven." he went on to say he's going to expand and intensify the air war. he will go after the terrorists wherever they are, including syria. now, this represents a major change in american strategy. i think he also said he's going to send about 400 more american troops there to aid in support roles that will bring the population of american military there to about 1500. there will be a lot more about the president's address on your local news on this cbs station, first thing tomorrow on "cbs this morning" and online at cbsnews.com. for many of you, cbs prime-time programming is coming right up. for some in the west we'll be back with the cbs evening news. i'm bob schieffer in new york.
and you have just been watching president obama lay out his plan to take on the terrorist group isis. >> in a major reversal the president ordered the u.s. into a broad military campaign to destroy the militant group blazing a trail of brutality across iraq and syria. he is authorizing air strikes inside syria for the first time as well as an expansion of strikes in iraq. the u.s. will also dispatch nearly 500 more troops to assist security forces in iraq. but the president adamantly ruled out the prospects of placing any american troops in a combat role. >> we're joined live -- >> tonight with a new iraqi government in place and following consultations with allies abroad and congress at home, i can announce that america will lead a broad
coalition to roll back this terrorist threat. our objective is clear. we will degreat and ultimately destroy -- degrade and ultimately destroy isil. >> we are joined now live by thomas henricks son a senior fellow at the whoever institution -- at the hoover institution at stanford. thank you for being with us. what did make of the president's speech? did he say what he had to? >> well, in some regards he outlined the change in strategy or emphasis with the idea of carrying out air strikes. he didn't specify whether they would be drone or they would just be piloted strikes in syria. that is a change. he also announced 400 additional troops put into iraq which brings the total to
around 1500 in iraq currently. but he assured the american people that this was not going to turn into a ground war involving thousands of troops in iraq who -- which just pulled out in december of 2011. so that's not going to be a repeat. so i think the idea was to reassure the american people that he is doing things to reassure them of their safety is intact but on the other hand to alert them that this is going to be a long struggle that there are dangers to our allies and countries in the middle east. . >> do we have the ability to pull off these strikes in syria? >> we had good intelligence when the united states was at
war with thousands of troops in iraq because we had fusion cells which brought together agents from the cia and the military special forces and other agencies, the fbi, the defense intelligence agency and so on, all working together pulling together bits of information and being very good at getting it out quickly to the forces that were going to implement attacks. >> i want to talk about the president's strategy. he's saying that he doesn't want boots on the ground. how realistic is this when we look back at the past when u.s. forces were training iraqi forces. how realistic is this strategy? >> well, it's a short-term strategy. i don't think he -- he kept mentioning that he wanted to degrade and defeat the isil, or
isis or the islamic state. but on the other hand, you can only do so much with air. you can blow up some vehicles. you can blow up a troops concentration. but if the insurgents go to ground, if they hide out they will be hard to get out. and we had enormous forces in iraq and afghanistan but it still requires boots on the ground, soldiers doing all sorts of things, to ferret out the enemy. i don't think it's realistic. i think what the president wants to do is do something i think against al qaeda, that is to say take out some of the senior leadership and hope it's diminished. >> on that note, how big of a threat is isis? was that realistic versus maybe the threat of al qaeda? >> reporter: well, al qaeda was more a headquarters a symbolic force. isis actually takes and holds
ground. and it is pressing within iraq, within syria, but it also poses a threat to american allies such as jordan, particularly, and even thinking more widely into places like egypt and as this becomes even stronger and if its successes continue to rise, then others will try to join its colors. so groups across north africa, forecast, or even into west africa, will begin to look to isis, the old way they used to look to al qaeda. and so that's very dangerous because that begins to mobilize people who otherwise would not be taking up arms. so it's a very dangerous phenomenon. >> tom henriksen senior fellow at the hoover institution, thank you. >> we also posted the full transcript and video of the speech of the president on kpix.com. only on 5 the cameras rolled as a high stakes political fight plays out. at stake, a big garbage contract worth billions and accusations one side is
throwing the truth out with the trash. kpix 5's da lin first exposed this story and is back tonight with the hardball tactics. da. >> reporter: allen, this is a battleground for the waste management petition. 22,000 signatures are needed to try to get the $1 billion garbage contract back. in fact, there's a guy in front of trader joe's collecting signature as we speak but a lot of people are questioning the tactics being used to get those signatures calling the people on the waste management payroll lying bullies. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: that's the pitch and here's the poster telling people to sign a petition and stop a 50% tax increase in garbage fees and voters are signing. problem is, the city says this is all garbage. >> it's not even a stretch of the truth. >> people are just making things up out there. that has no basis in fact. there is no tax period. >> reporter: so i asked the signature gatherer how he came
up with the 50% tax. >> having larger bins by increasing higher wages for unions arbitrarily. >> i appreciate it sir but it doesn't say anything about the 50%. >> sir, that's how it is. >> reporter: he shows me articles that show no taxes but -- >> you're just using different words. it's essentially the same thing, a fee a tax. >> reporter: collecting signatures is profitable. nicholas guillermo says he flew in from tucson on his own dime because waste management pays him $2 for each signature. >> you're a liar! >> reporter: neighbors upset with the sign even confronted the man so he called the cops. >> they are bullying tactics and they're lying. >> reporter: this is the other sign. signature gatherers over the weekend said stop the city from increasing garbage fees. even the man behind the petition told me monday, this is wrong. >> that's incorrect. >> yes. and we would ask people to take that down. and they have. >> reporter: the waste management political consultant
refused to talk today but signature gatherers are talking, in fact yelling at some people like me, who refuse to read their articles and sign the petition. >> i suggest you learn how to read! maybe take some reading comprehension tests, then maybe -- see, i'm a type of guy, i think everybody has to have a ph.d. before they are allowed to vote. if i was in charge of this country the first thing i would do is eliminate 95% of the voters, maybe 99! >> reporter: some people have said they were misled to sign the petition. the city says the only way to remove them from the petition is to write a letter to the city clerk and ask for a removal. allen? >> all right, da lin, thanks. waste management has until the end of the month to gather those signatures. breaking news tonight related to that mountain lion attack on a 6-year-old boy. kpix 5's betty yu is live for us in cupertino with details. betty? >> reporter: well, veronica that mountain lion was shot and killed around 10:30 this
morning when it was about 65 feet up in a tre in the area where the 6-year-old boy was attacked on sunday about 130 yards away. now, let's show you a new photo from the california department of fish and wildlife. this is the photo of the dogs that picked up the scent of that cat this morning. they took off after it for about 90 minutes. trackers found fresh prints of the male mountain lion in the area this morning. you're taking a look at those photos right now. that cat is in sacramento tonight where the wildlife lab is located. now, an official says right now they will test it for rabies and they will also determine through dna whether this is in fact, the same cat responsible for sunday's attack. teams have been actively search for it since then. fish and wildlife says it is confident that this is the same cat in part because of its behavior. a spokesman says it's unusual
in every way. >> cats simply do not attack people with any regularity. these are so uncommon and even beyond that, the fact that it attacked a person in a group of people, that's practically unheard of. >> reporter: now, the trails here at the pichetti open space preserve will stay closed at least for a few days because fish and wildlife have to clean up the traps and the cameras. the boy has been out of the hospital since monday. live in cupertino, betty yu, kpix 5. coming up, drivers overcharged by the dmv. who paid too much and what some claim is the simple fix that's not being done. >> and a new bombshell in the ray rice abuse case. allegations that the nfl was given that infamous videotape months ago. >> and stolen right out of people's yards. why bay area thieves are going after a certain kind of plant. ,,
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inside a crowded bart car..r jockeying for position... jt to get in. well, we have all been there, packed inside a crowded bart car or jockeying for position just to get in. if you think the problem seems worse than ever, you're not imagining it. phil matier on why bart is struggling to keep up with a surge in ridership. phil. [ pause ] >> reporter: yeah. [ pause ] >> it's like a sardine can. >> reporter: think of it as the other side of the economic boom. soaring ridership but an aging bart fleet that's still lagging behind. >> it's a wonderful thing that bart riders are so high but it's not wonderful on a crowded train. we get that. >> reporter: it's not just bart. ridership on caltrain the peninsula commuter service is up 10% over the past year. >> it's over 50,000. look, but a few years ago, 25,000. >> reporter: and take a look at
the roadways during the commute hours. >> across the bay area people are in congestion, the traffic is moving in some cases less than 10 miles an hour. >> reporter: but at bart the problem is doubly compounded by an aging fleet that's not kept up with the economy or the times. just this week, for instance, 79 cars were out of service for repairs or overhauls. >> couple that with the 40 cars that are usually broken down because they are overheated or there's a propulsion problem or someone jammed a door, couple that with the 20 that are in preventative maintenance. >> reporter: that means roughly one out of five cars is either out of service or tied up. >> a lot of people having to stand and people squeezing in with not much room. >> reporter: bart has over 100 new cars on order but there's a catch. the new trains don't have as many seats as the old train. >> there's less seats, there's more space for standing which is important, more space for luggage which is a reality and more train cars. >> that was phil matier reporting. relief for riders is still a ways off. the new bart cars won't begin
arriving until 2017. a terrible car accident on the peninsula today. a driver veered off a road in san mateo and slammed into three special needs students and their teacher. it happened on west hillsdale boulevard very close to laurel elementary school and hillsdale high school. kpix 5's len ramirez talked to a witness. >> reporter: school officials say it was a special of special needs kids out in the community on a walking field trip. they were crossing the street with the student teacher it the t intersection behind me. a witness told me that the teacher had her back to the oncoming car as she was crossing the last few students, when they were run over. the black acura stopped at the intersection of stevens road and west hillsdale boulevard. its windshield was cracked and broken through by the impact. a witness who was trimming a tree nearby says the car veered off the road and on the sidewalk without slowing or skidding. it struck the teacher and three students and knocked down a
stop sign. >> i guess this guy was talking on the phone or looking for something that he didn't see. he lost control. the car just came in straight. i was here, i was about to scream be careful but it was too late. >> reporter: police say the 20- year-old student teacher and the students were seriously hurt and rushed to the hospital. the 51-year-old man driving the car was also hospitalized. late word this afternoon from the hospital is that the students and the teacher are in stable condition. they had a combination of broken bones, cuts and scrapes but the injuries are not life- threatening. in san mateo, len ramirez, kpix 5. a grieving family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit after their son was killed in a horrible wreck on highway 17. two-month ago a double trailer big rig went barreling into traffic causing an 11-vehicle pile-up between san jose and santa cruz. 7 people were injured and 25- year-old daniel mcguire was killed. his family claims the driver didn't have the experience to be on the mountainous highway and the truck brakes were
faulty. >> of course, we're grieving. of course, we're grieving. but we would like to see some changes implemented so that our son can be honored in that way. >> their lawsuit calls for the trucking industry to allow only more experienced drives to haul loads on mountain roads. no comment today from that trucking company. the nfl has some explaining to do tonight. there are new claims that the league had a copy of that ray rice elevator beating tape for months. a law enforcement source tells "associated press" that he sent the video to an nfl office back in april but didn't know if nip watched it. commissioner roger goodell told cbs anchor norah o'donnell yesterday, no one at the league saw that tape until monday when it indefinitely suspended the baltimore ravens star for domestic abuse. >> we were told that that was not something we would have access to and multiple
occasions we asked for it and multiple occasions we were told no. >> reporter: you know, there are people saying they just don't buy that, that no one in the nfl had seen this tape. >> well, that's a fact. >> tonight it the nfl says it's looking into the new claims but still insists that no one saw the recording in advance. still ahead, home from the hospital after a harrowing earthquake experience in napa. >> we checked in with a 13-year- old boy, now on the road to recovery. ,,
reporter kelly ryan on why a the dmv might owe you money. drivers were overcharged for vehicle taxes. reporter kelly ryan on why a simple fix is not being used. >> you need to get a refund if people overpaid tax. >> reporter: he believes thousands of californians have been overcharged by the dmv after registering their vehicles. >> you are talking about probably hundreds of thousands of dollars maybe even millions that taxpayers are overpaying the state of california and that's just wrong. >> reporter: the confusion involves taxpayers who live in what's called a split zip code. >> you have some areas that have an 8% sales tax in the county, and you have people who are in the city who have an 8.5 but they are in the same zip code. >> reporter: he says when taxpayers try to explain to the dmv they are paying too much they are getting nowhere. the board of equalization has come up with what it says is an
easy solution. >> the person can put their address in and it will tell you what the rate is for that address. >> reporter: but runner says the dmv is making excuses and won't use the tool. the dmv says that is not true. it's more complicated than that. it issued a statement saying, the board of equalization uses tax rates based on zip code and directs dmv to do the same. as a member of the board of equalization, mr. runner has the power to modify how tax rates are determined. but he has not done so. >> what they tell us is it's too expensive for them to give that tool -- have their counter people have access to an internet. >> reporter: while both sides continue to point fingers at each other, taxpayers can do the work themselves. you can fill out a form at the dmv or go to georgeruner.com and hit the red get tax help button. in sacramento, kelly ryan, kpix 5. >> how long it will take to get a refund is anybody's guess.
both sides are confident they can come to an agreement to a process to determine your taxes eventually. in the meantime the overcharges continue. >> not holding my breath. new legislation signed today will give california workers an added perk, paid sick days. governor brown signed that bill that gives all full and part- time workers at least three paid sick days a year going into effect next july. supporters say that affects as many as 6.5 million workers. >> it's going to be a great benefit for walmart associates especially part-timers who need it most of all. >> i'm happy because i don't think i should be dinged for getting sick. >> employees will earn an hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours work capped at three days. california's the second state in the nation to require paid sick days. new at 6:00, an unusual crime wave in parts of the bay area. get this, those drought- tolerant plants succulents are a favorite front yard filler for the water conscious but they are also an easy target
for thieves. john ramos reports on the plant poaching trend. >> reporter: the plants at the world-renowned ruth ban cross garden in walnut creek are genetically adapted to endure the harshest of environments but there is one harsh reability they are not protected from. >> literally ripped individual plants out of the ground. >> reporter: last month, someone stole a number of rare etch vair yeah plants. assistant curator walker young says the thief appeared to know which plants to target. >> it does seem weird that somebody would go and steal a plant but it's kind of surprising how often it happens in general. >> reporter: across the bay area, thefts of succulent plants are being reported especially in certain neighborhoods in san francisco. surveillance video is post the on shows people ripping off plants in the middle of the night on youtube. walker says the real value lies in their ability to survive being stolen. >> if i just went like that, that plant would grow. >> reporter: even pieces of a plant will quickly grow roots
like this one that was left on bare ground for about a month. so some people, like this man photographed in san francisco, are cutting hunks off other's plants to regrow them at home. >> i think they tell themselves that they are taking a little piece and they haven't entirely killed the plant and they haven't disfigured it so badly that in a few years it won't grow back. >> reporter: but the years it took to make a plant beautiful are lost. and since places like bancroft garden will gladly sell you clippings for a few bucks, you can grow your own and still leave something lovely to look at. in walnut creek, john ramos, kpix 5. >> the popularity of succulents seems to come and go in cycles but walker says if you wanted to discourage thieves consider planning spikier plants around the outside borders of your garden. >> that will stop a lot of people. california's falling short of the governor's goal of cutting water use by 20%. water agencies across the state report a 7.5% cut in water use in july. some east bay agencies are
doing better. livermore leads the way with a 38% reduction. pleasanton cuts consumption by 37%. and dublin-san ramon by 34%. good for them. >> yup. time to go outside now and check in with paul deanno who is live in the middle of a huge cloud of fog. >> reporter: remember steven king's book "the fog? we are living it right now. it has gotten very foggy very quickly here. my goal originally was to show you the beautiful view. i'm standing at the marin headlands a world famous view of the golden gate bridge. it's beautiful. you can see everything -- wait, what happened. that's all about the fog. that's because the onshore flow may be gone for most of you. but not everywhere. this is place number 1. this is one of the first spots that begins to see the marine air. with 61 degrees and a 20-mile- per-hour wind, it is certainly here, the marine air has arrived at the marin headlands
and the golden gate. it's amazing that i'm standing here in 61 degrees with wind. gilroy hit 101 today. livermore 97. san jose 88. hayward 86. even san francisco before the fog rolled back in, you hit 80. and daly city 66 degrees today. so cooler along the coastline. giants, diamondbacks, clear on that side of san francisco with temperatures in the lower to mid-60s at first pitch. microclimate forecast for this area now, less onshore flow. tomorrow 79 around the marin headlands. beautiful stretch of weather not that hot near the water but it will be very hot inland. here's why. big ridge of high pressure in place is stuck. that means the weaker sea breeze, i'm standing where it is right now, but most of you will not get a sea breeze and will not get the ocean influence. tomorrow milpitas 90.
danville 96. vallejo 85. hot toward antioch and pittsburg upper 90s for you. lower 90s for kentfield and sonoma. 81 in oakland. lakeport, you will be close to 100 degrees tomorrow and st. helena 95 degrees. stay in the 90s inland through sunday. some of you cooling down to the upper 80s by monday. near the bay, we are around 80 on thursday and friday cooling down over the weekend but still sunny cooler next week. at the coast 60s. back out here live, you want to talk about microclimates, gilroy 101, lafayette 100 degrees, walnut creek in the upper 90s, and in the same viewing area, look at what's happening now, a 30-mile-per- hour breeze with temperatures dropping into the 50s. it's summer and winter! all at the same time! [ laughter ] >> my gosh, what is happening! >> you look cold, paul. >> needs a little windshield wiper. >> it's chilly. >> all right. >> don't get blown off the cliff, all right? [ laughter ]
thanks. all right. still ahead be a boy who was critically hurt in the napa quake heads home to recover. >> what he says he is most looking forward to coming up. >> and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, does anybody remember the last time the 49ers played the chicago bears? >> i remember that, too. [ laughter ] >> he certainly remembers the black hole. >> the costumes make it a unique place. >> and golf's top player remembers tiger and phil in their younger days. >> they are getting into sort of [ indiscernible ] of their career. >> sports starts in 10 minutes. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
new at 6... a day after we learn of the first death ca by the napa earthquake... a story of survival. new at 6:00, a day after we learned of the first death caused by napa earthquake, a story of survival. >> our joe vazquez checks in with a 13-year-old who was critically injured but is now finally home from the hospital. >> it wasn't really like when you get hit with something you feel it. it was more like there was a sudden huge pain in my back, like ah! >> reporter: 17 days after the napa earthquake and nicholas dillon is back home right beside the fireplace that nearly killed him. >> we maybe not even two months ago finished remodeling it, this whole thing. >> reporter: while the family waits to have their home fully
inspected, nicholas is now seeing a physical therapist and starting his recovery. >> i have a broken pelvis, multiple places, i think i fractured it in four different places, two on the left and two on the right. i went through a 10-hour surgery. the original estimate was five months before i could put any weight on my legs but they brought that down to two months. >> reporter: despite all that, he is quick to tell you -- >> i do feel lucky, really lucky. >> reporter: from the morning of the quake until today, his story has made headlines. but this high school freshman is far more concerned about the rest of his community. >> personally, i don't think i'm that much of a big of a deal. like i don't know why people are making this such a big deal. it was just an accident. it could have happened to anybody else. i think they should really worry about the community of napa itself. have you seen downtown? like that's horrible! there's other people now without a home, without water, without electricities, like you guys should be worrying about them, not me. i'm fine. i'll get better eventually. >> and that was joe vazquez
reporting. the school district wants nicholas to take two full months to focus on his recovery. he says that is way too long. he is hoping to get back to class in the next several weeks. >> quite a young man. san francisco's fleet week getting back into form. the ever popular blue angels and the parade of ships will be back for next month's celebration of military service and maritime tradition. both canceled last year because of federal budget cuts. fleet week draws thousands of visitors each year to the san francisco waterfront. uber under fire. why the ridesharing company is accused of discrimination. we are going to have that story for you on bay area nightbeat at 10 p.m. on the cw. we hope to see you then. and we'll be right back. is now the $3 six inch select! big on flavor, low on fat, and all yours for just $3 all subtember long. subway. eat fresh.
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that won't lose any sleep. >> what's your sleep pattern? >> sleep's never been a problem for me. >> colin must be watching his own press conferences. sunday night marks a new era for the 49ers. the opponent serves as a reminder of another important night back in 2012 when colin kaepernick carved up the bears in his first career start. >> remember colin kaepernick from two years ago? >> i remember touchdown! san francisco touchdown! just i remember that, too. [ laughter ] >> see who's laughing on sunday night, right? maurice jones-drew missed practice today with a hand injury. he is questionable for the raiders home opener against the texans. now, on the plus side the raiders won't have to deal with clowney this weekend. while the number one overall pick is sidelined with a knee injury, sunday's game will be a homecoming for the punter shanelecer will who spent 13 seasons in oakland and you can
bet he will be wearing a helmet on the sidelines. >> we have had some pretty interesting ones there when i was there. you know, from i guess those 2000 stopped the game because of so many batteries flying out of the stadium but, you know, it's just, you know, the costumes like i said earlier make it a unique place and the raider nation is a very, very strong fan base. i'm looking forward to going back. >> sold out, too. this is puzzling. john abraham has left the cardinals after another concussion monday night. the 15-year veteran has reportedly been suffering from memory loss for over a year which begs the question, what was he doing on the field in the first place? rory mcilroy won two majors this year and taken over the throne as golf's biggest star. he headlines the field this week at the tour championship where for the first time since 1992, neither woods nor
mickelson are in the field. >> they are getting older, you know. phil is 43 or 40 whatever he is and tiger is nearly 40. so, you know, they are getting into the -- the -- the sort of last few holes of their career. obviously it just gets harder as you get older. i'll be able to tell new 20 years how it feels. >> do you remember what were you doing in '92? >> um, getting ready for kindergarten, i guess. i don't know. >> i can tell you right now how it feels. >> wow. >> calling people old and not even 40 years old yet? you know? >> that young whipper snapper [ laughter ] >> wow! >> hey, two home owners raiders and 49ers. >> that's excellent. >> 49ers sunday night. >> and the raiders at 1:00. >> on kpix 5. >> have a good night. i was told there would be cake. get a free quote at progressive.com.
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