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good morning, everyone. it's thursday, september 17. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:00. and here's a live view in southern california where a tsunami advisory is under way at this hour. this is the santa monica pier. you can see some big waves starting to build out there. a little bit anyway. the advisory is for the california coastline between san luis obispo and orange county. the tsunami is not expected so right now it's just a precaution. it comes after an 8.3 quake off the coast of chile. it hit yesterday afternoon. at least 5 people have been killed and another person is missing. about a million people were forced to evacuate. authorities are assessing damage in several coastal towns that saw flooding from small
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tsunamis. it caught people in the area off guard. >> i look and the water was already coming, this man said. >> the quake lasted for three minutes causing buildings to sway in the capital of santiago. wet weather providing relief for the "valley fire." the fire is 35% contained thanks to help from overnight rain. it's been a long night for evacuees sleeping in tents and that rain. the hunt continues for those missing in the flames. the fire the fire killed an elderly woman -- the fire killed an elderly woman and four others are unaccounted for. cadaver dogs are searching for victims in middletown and cobb. anne makovec joins us from the evacuation center in calistoga. >> reporter: the roosters starting to crow here at this camp where people have been staying since saturday. they are exhausted. people are about to cook breakfast as some of the
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evacuees hope to go home. it was a wet rainy night. this is at the napa county fairgrounds where people did their best to waterproof their tents. it brought hope that rain would help the firefighters get "valley fire" under control and it did. >> the rain has helped us immensely. the rain has slowed the progression of the fire. >> it gives me a --improves the ability to get out there and make some good headway. >> reporter: fire crews kept working on the containment lines last night mopping up hot spots. the fire has burned more than 70,000 acres and hundreds of homes. the real concern now, downed power lines in the neighborhoods that have been burned. more sheriff's office escorts back into the neighborhoods start at 8:30 this morning. anne makevoc, kpix 5.
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one man has been missing since the "valley fire" broke out on saturday. 69-year-old leonard neft a retired reportedder with the "mercury news" spoke with his wife last on saturday night. she begged him to evacuate the lake county home. >> the last phone call, i told him please, hon, you need to leave. you need to leave. he said, i don't think i can get out now but i'm going to try. and i can hear he was scared. he was getting scared. >> he made a run for it and that's the last anybody heard from him. their home burned down saturday night. and the 69-year-old's burned- out car was found later about a half mile down the road. this morning the "butte fire" has killed another person. a man's body was found in calaveras county. he is the second person to die in that fire. pg&e says one of its power lines may have hit a tree starting the fire but it's waiting to hear from investigators. "butte fire" now 47% contained. it's charred more than 71,000
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acres. and president obama and governor brown discussed california wildfires in a phone call yesterday. the president said yesterday he is praying for the state and emphasized his administration will keep supporting state and local firefighting efforts. they got a break last night with the rain. but hotter temperatures are coming. >> a big break with .4" of rain in the area. a lot of moisture in the atmosphere this morning, as well. but as michelle was alluding to, we are entering into an extremely dry hot weather pattern. today as you are stepping on out the door, the "valley fire" forecast suggests a dry weather pattern today, lower relative humidity, seasonal highs in the 70s, perhaps even low 80s. lighter winds 5 to 15 miles per hour. there's a deck of clouds layer on top of layer at sfo. in addition to that, we have some pockets of fog. santa rosa and napa both reporting visibility down to about a quarter mile at this hour. it's mild in the 50s and 60s
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and later today, slightly below average temperatures in the inland areas by 5 to 7 degrees. 80 in livermore. 77 degrees in san jose. 70s commons across the peninsula. very seasonal across the bay today. but triple digits back in the forecast. i have those details coming up at 18 minutes after the hour. liza. we're watching the bridge commute this morning, roberta. good morning, everybody. we are going to talk about the 580 drive approaching the richmond/san rafael bridge. westbound traffic is still flowing well through the commute direction leaving richmond bound for marin county. now, over at the golden gate bridge, still very quiet. our sensors along 101 picking up light traffic between the richmond/san rafael span and the golden gate. but, of course, this hour, you can always counted on delays at the bay bridge toll plaza with the metering lights on. traffic is backed up from the foot of the maze. once on the bridge expect heavy traffic on the incline section and heading for the nimitz 880 still rolling well in both directions through oakland just keep in mind there is a concert
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scheduled tonight at the oakland arena. so expect some delays closer to around 7:30 this evening. the 101 commute through san jose northbound traffic slow now approaching the 280/680 interchange. that's a look at your "kcbs traffic." now to michelle. liza, thank you. a fired up field of candidates came out swinging in last night's cnn republican presidential debate at the reagan presidential library. we have highlights from simi valley. >> reporter: it was political fight night in simi valley, california. >> he wanted casino gambling in florida. >> i did like. >> yes did you. >> totally false. >> you wanted it and you didn't get it. [ simultaneous speakers ] >> i think women all over this country heard very clearly what mr. trump said. >> reporter: 11 candidates took to the stage in cnn's main republican debate but much of the time it looked like 10 against 1, front-runner donald trump. this time, former florida governor jeb bush who trump has called low energy in the past
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came out swinging. >> the lack of judgment and the lack of understanding about how the world works is really dangerous in this kind of time that we're seeing. so if that's the judgment that you bring to the table -- >> reporter: a relatively subdued donald trump seemed to be focused on keeping a grip on his lead and avoiding gaffs. but he was still on the attack at times. >> first of all, rand paul shouldn't even be on this stage. he is number 11. he has 1% in the polls and how he got up here there's far too many people. >> reporter: much of the buzz is surrounding carly fiorina, some undecided voters called her one of the night's winners. >> when push comes to shove you were really able to see tonight who knew their star. carly did a phenomenal job but i think we have to get away from the establishment volunteer. >> her heart just comes off as genuine, you know, i -- i think this is one place where you can combine toughness and the softness of a woman in one package. i was really impressed. >> today president obama will meet with the three heroes who took down a gunman on the paris-
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bound train last month. the president wants to thank the sacramento natives for their bravery. france's president already honored them. a san jose police sergeant is on leave. >> on leave after allegedly exposing himself on a busy redwood city street. james mason faces charges of indecent exposure. according to the san mateo district attorney, a woman caught mason in the act and took a picture on her cell phone. the incident happened this month. he is a 13-year veteran of the force. the "mercury news" reports correctional deputy matthew farris sent these text messages to his colleague rafael rodriguez a month ago: >> meanwhile a bail hearing is scheduled tomorrow for farris,
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rodriguez and another guard jereh lubin. they have been charged in last month's death of mentally ill inmate michael tyree. prosecutors say the three did not report the incident with tyree and failed to ask for any medical help. yesterday, dozens of correctional could deaths went through emergency training session on how to deal with mentally ill inmates. normally that training would take place after the cadets graduate but sheriff lori smith decided to move it up. time now is 6:09. san francisco's mayor is making an unusual request to honor the woman shot and killed on pier 14. but his plan is already meeting resistance. >> and lyft is getting a helping hand in its battle for supremacy against uber. the international expansion plans that are in the works. >> and here we go again! temperatures topping off in the triple digits. i'll tell you when and where to expect it. >> and it's looking like rush hour at the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are on. and traffic is backed up into the macarthur maze. i'll have another update on
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keyhole canyon that morning just hours before a flash flood warning was issued. two of the victims are a ventura county sheriff's sergeant and his wife. attorneys for a vallejo woman plan to file a suit against the police today. her kidnapping was dismissed as a hoax. a man said his girlfriend was abducted from the home. denise huskins turned up safe two days later. here's what police had to say at the time. >> mr. quinn and miss huskins have plundered valuable resources away from our communities and have taken the focus away from the true victims of our community while instilling fear amongst our community members. so if anything, it is mr. quinn and miss huskins that owes this community an apology. >> in july, matthew muller was charged in the abduction. so far, vallejo officials are not commenting on the impending claim. may here support the idea of a -- mayor lee supports the
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idea of a memorial plaque in the case of kate steinle. the suspect is an undocumented immigrant deported five times. kate steinle's death reignited the national debate on immigration reform. >> a way to honor her life and positivity for a city that's officially apologizing for that event and try to prevent it from happening to anyone else. i was supportive. >> marty halloran of the st. francis police officers association says a better gesture would be to change the city's policy as a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants. ridesharing service lyft expanding to china. a chinese ridesharing service is investing $100 million in lyft. the customers from both the u.s. and china will be able to catch a ride using both services. the two companies will collaborate in technology and product development. liza wants to do some ridesharing with us in the morning. >> i thought you were
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volunteering. >> you drive. >> we'll take turns. >> south bay, east bay. >> take a nap on the way in at 3 a.m. [ laughter ] >> i'll pick you up at 1:00, you're first. then you at 2:00. as we talk about this morning's commute, it has been relatively quiet out there. we haven't had too many accidents. lots of slow traffic especially at the bay bridge toll plaza. we start off, where the metering lights are on and traffic is backed up from the foot of the maze. 23 minutes is what it's going to cost to you make the drive between the carquinez bridge and the maze in oakland. as we check on the golden gate commute, more folks are out there making this drive. southbound 101 moving well southern marin to san francisco. once in the city, do keep in mind long delays around moscone center as we update the road closures because of the "valley fire," highway 29 remains shut down at tubbs lane. but 128 has been reopened in both directions approaching ida clayton. as we check on the rest of the commute this morning, it has been a slow one for westbound
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580. the earlier accident we had involving that motorcycle has been cleared up at grant line but take a look at what our sensors are picking up. very long traffic now long delays between the 205 interchange and the dublin interchange this morning. so that commute is beginning to fill out. be prepared for those backups this morning. 880 still looking good rolling well in both directions through the oakland area expect longer delays than usual for the evening commute. we have a ricky martin concert scheduled for 7:30 tonight at the oracle arena so that will delay some traffic just outside the arena along the nimitz. northbound 101, very heavy now leaving the 280/680 interchange in san jose. but 280 still looking good approaching downtown. no delays for 101 through santa clara so far. and if you plan to catch mass transit no delays for bart, the ferries or the altamont commuter express. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." now to roberta. time check now 17 minutes after the hour of 6:00. out the door this is the view
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looking towards sfo. we'll monitor it very carefully with the possibility of airport delays because of clouds. we have pockets of dense fog reported in santa rosa at 56 degrees. also in the napa area visibility down to half mile in some areas. it's mild out the door in the 50s and 60s. we have pockets of fog this morning. and then ample sunshine returns. it will be warmer than yesterday but not as warm as this weekend when it heats up. this is a dissipating area of low pressure passing to the south and east leaving behind now high pressure to nestle into the state of california. once the fog lifts, we will have sunny skies and temperatures about 5 degrees below average in our inland areas but pretty seasonal next to the bay and the seashore. inland lies today into the 80s, 77 ukiah. we'll be watching and monitoring the high sierra because this weekend, we will probably see a red flag warning in effect all the way through
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yosemite for extremely dry conditions. meanwhile that tsunami advisory in effect for san luis obispo to the south, our beaches three to four feet swells at santa cruz, with an air temperature of 77. some of these swells building up to 5 feet out of the southwest. no advisories for any of our local beaches. temperatures today along the coast 67 degrees in pacifica. 60s and 70s across the bay today. 70s on the peninsula, 80 towards windsor, otherwise low 80s to the east of the bay. northwest breeze five to 15 miles per hour. and because of the shift in that wind we'll have some hazy sunshine today. notice by sunday, 102 degrees well inland. brittle dry conditions there. autumn officially arrives next wednesday. we do have the air quality today on the moderate side across the northern portion of the bay area. again, due to that northwest wind. i think frank mallicoat has more information about that coming up shortly. yeah, we do. and, in fact, the "valley fire" is prompting some air quality concerns around the bay area. we are going to have details
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and an update on the effort to contain the blaze when we come back. >> i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, the a's are welcoming back an old friend. and did you know that tom brady and did you know that tom brady is actually donald trum,,,,,,,,,
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misswill turn anan asphalt parking lot into a new neighborhood for san franciscans. a vote for "yes" on "d" is definitely a vote for more parks and open space. a vote on proposition "d" is a vote for jobs.
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campos: no one is being displaced. it's 40% affordable units near the waterfront for regular people. this is just a win-win for our city. i'm behind it 100%. voting yes on "d" is so helpful to so many families in our city. good morning. the a's called up barry zito yesterday. he hasn't thrown a pitch in the big leagues since 2013. didn't seem exactly overjoyed by the news. >> major league gets put on this pedestal your whole life. how come i'm not like yeah, man, let's do it? >> he joined the team in chicago. he is apparently only going to pitch out of the bullpen. the white sox scored 6 runs in the 4th inning capped by a two- run shot. the white sox beat the a's 9-4.
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kids freaking out at the giants game last night because they haven't seen rain in five years. how about this! this baby bought rain. the jake peavy 6 innings of two- run baseball but that is what he is going to remember about last night. third career home run first since 2006. the giants won 5-3. tom brady was off sunday. he posted this picture with his feet up watching football saying he could probably be said about the gop debate last night. >> you still have the trump hatted up there. have you talked to him? do you have any advice for his big debate tonight? >> um, no. [ laughter ] >> he is a guy who likes winning like you. you think he has what it takes? >> i hope so. that would be great. there would be a putting green on the white house lawn, i'm sure of that. >> brady will have his feet up again on the couch tonight. we have thursday night football right here on the big 5. kansas city and alex smith against denver and peyton manning and the "5th quarter" will follow football on the big 5. i'm
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dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. the play of the day, baseball, blue jays, braves, ryan gomes deep in the hole in short with a nice backhanded stop up the gut and throws and gets his guy. nice place by mr. gomes deep in the hole with the chuck and the throw. very nice indeed. toronto beat the braves 9-1 with your play of the day. a powerful earthquake in south america is having an impact all the way to the california coast. we'll have the latest on the damage and the tsunami threat. >> and it has been a wet night camping out for evacuees of the "valley fire" still wondering when they might be able to return to their property. coming up, ,,,,,,,,,,
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the "valley fire" getting help from the weather but it could create new problems. >> republican presidential contenders take aim at trump. we'll break down winners and losers from the second debate. >> temperatures in the triple digits i'll tell you when and where. >> and traffic is getting busier in the silicon valley. we're now looking at brief delays for northbound 280 approaching downtown. i'll have more traffic in a few minutes. thank you, liza. good morning, everyone. thursday is here, it's september 17. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:29. here's a live view from los angeles county this morning
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where a tsunami advisory is in effect. this is the santa monica pier. and the waves are expected to build there throughout the morning. the advisory is for the california coast between san luis obispo and orange county. a tsunami is not expected so this is just a precaution. more on the quake from cbs news' brook silva-braga. >> reporter: the 8.3 earthquake shook santiago, chile, wednesday night. flagpoles bent like rubber. party-goers scattered at a reception. >> the building started to shake and more and more and the elevator started to rattle a bit and, um, and everybody realized we were having an earthquake. >> reporter: the worst damage was sustained in small towns to the north. buildings crumpled and streets flooded by small tsunamis. it's horrible, this man says. i don't know what to do. i have no way of getting by.
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more than 5,000 miles away, southern california also braced for dangerous waves, closing beaches and issuing their own tsunami advisory. >> i'm actually tying my boat down and my neighbor's boat so i'm making sure everyone around me is secure if we have trouble. >> reporter: early thursday morning as the waves reached los angeles, police had cleared the beach. brook silva-braga for cbs news. >> all the rain a welcome sight for dry california but also for firefighters in the "valley fire." >> we are happy to see rain with the drought but this rain will be beneficial to the firefighters out there. >> as it has helped the fire, 35% contained thanks to the overnight rain. you can see though, the fire still smoldering. this is what it looks like in cobb close to where the fire started over the weekend. anne makovec is live at the evacuation center in calistoga with the latest. >> reporter: it's been a wet neither for vac evacuees at the
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napa fairgrounds at calistoga. a lot of people have been here since saturday or sunday. now they are being told it's going to be possibly until next sunday when they might be able to return home. >> we're hoping our house is still there. [ crying ] >> reporter: miss flynn signed up yesterday for a sheriff's office escort back home. she is hoping to get one today. >> we have to know if we can breathe easier or if we have to go and pick up the pieces all over again. >> reporter: at the evacuation center in calistoga evacuees are doing their best to waterproof their tents. while it made for a challenging night -- >> the rain has helped us i am americansly slowing the progress -- immensely, slowing the progression of the fire. >> reporter: overnight fire crews mopped up hot spots taking advantage of the cool wet weather. >> it's given the crews the ability to get out there and
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make some good headway. >> reporter: of course, the rain presents new challenges to firefighters, muddy dirt roads and slick hillsides. >> but the benefits far outweigh the bad things that the rain brings. >> reporter: a big danger right now in the burn zone, downed power lines. they are dangling in the same neighborhoods where more evacuees will return today to see if their homes still stand. >> you can believe all the rumors that you can -- but you have to see it firsthand. >> reporter: now, i was just speaking with one of the evacuees here. she said she spent a couple of nights in a hotel room and she could afford a hotel room but said she decided to come here and she is glad she did. she is happier here because there's a sense of community. they are starting to eat breakfast together now. in calistoga, anne makevoc, kpix 5. the american red cross is still asking for monetary donations to help people displaced by the "valley fire"
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." make donations online or by phone. the bay area air quality management district has issued a warning this morning. they say smoke from the "valley fire" will start to make its way to the north bay over the next few days. winds will shift this morning bringing the smoke into napa county especially. the air district says they will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day. let's check in with roberta now. because it's going to get hot by the weekend. >> very hot. triple digits in the bay area and in the areas of the "valley fire" and the air quality will continue to deteriorate. today we have pollution in the atmosphere. moderate air quality in throughout the northern portion of the bay area. just hazy everywhere else. the "valley fire" forecast is a dry weather pattern today all the way until next wednesday. lighter winds 5 to 15 miles per hour is good news but the heat
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is not. deck of clouds over sfo. 58-minute delays at sfo. mild out the door, santa rosa and napa visibility down to a quarter mile due to pockets of dense fog. fog dissipates, clouds lift, temperature-wise with the sunshine, 60s beaches, 60s, 70s across the central bay, 70s around the peninsula so those are all seasonal. inland highs averaging 5 to 7 degrees below normal around livermore at 80 degrees. coming up in less than 10 minutes, we'll talk more about the triple-digit heat and also i have a little bit of a surf forecast for you. >> the commute is holding steady. delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. and this morning, those backups extend into the macarthur maze with the metering lights on. between the carquinez bridge and the maze that's clocking in at 30-minute drive time. it's going to take folks about 15 minutes to get through the toll plaza this morning.
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leaving the southern marin area bound for san francisco, still wide open at the golden gate and we just want to go over again some of the highway closures because of the "valley fire." highway 29 remains shut down in both directions at tubbs lane but 128 has been reopened both ways at ida clayton. meantime over at the richmond/san rafael bridge, there are delays at the toll plaza in the westbound direction. once you get on the bridge, traffic does okay across the span bound for san rafael. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." now to frank. a lot of verbal fireworks in southern california and republican presidential candidates gather for the second debate in the 2016 campaign. cbs reporter craig boswell has the highlights from simi valley. [ applause ] reporter: the 11 candidates with the highest poll numbers took the stage for the second prime time republican debate. the first topic, front-runner donald trump. >> is visceral response to attack people on their appearance, short, tall, fat, ugly? my goodness, that happened in junior high. are we not way above that?
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>> i never attacked him on his looks and believe me, there's plenty of subject matter right there. >> reporter: jeb bush criticized trump's plan for immigration reform. >> are we going to take the reagan approach? the hopeful optimistic approach? the approach that says that you come to our country legally, you pursue your dreams with a vengeance, you create opportunities for all of us? or the donald trump approach? the approach that says that everything is bad. >> reporter: retired neurosurgeon ben carson, who is number 2 in the polls, said he can't be bought. >> i in no way am willing to get into bed with special interest groups or lick the boots of billionaires. >> reporter: this was businesswoman carly fiorina's first prime time debate. she called on republicans to submit a budget defunding planned parenthood despite a veto threat. >> this is about the character of our nation. and if we will not stand up and force president obama to veto this bill, shame on us! >> reporter: the candidates also revealed what they would want their secret service code name to be.
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>> humble. [ laughter ] >> that's a good one. >> reporter: the candidates will face off again next month. craig boswell, cbs news, simi valley, california. a texas teenager becomes famous overnight after bee dealing detained for bringing a homemade clock to school. 14-year-old ahmed mohamed was arrested after he showed an english teacher in irving texas high school what he had made, a homemade clock. the teacher reported him. some are accusing the school and police of overreacting because ahmed is muslim. in the end, he won't be charge. -- he won't be charged. >> i am --i really want to go to, um, m.i.t. and, um, i'm thinking about transferring schools from macarthur to any different school. >> yeah. [ applause ] >> whoo! >> well, stand with ahmed was trending yesterday. mark zuckerberg extended an invitation, as well. even google would like to meet him. the company tweeted, hey, ahmed, we're saving a seat for you at the weekend's google science fair. want to come? bring your clock.
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i stand with ahmed. and i believe he might be going to the white house. at&t is determined to help police find the vandals who have been cutting fiberoptic lines in any event bay area. the company is offering a quarter million dollars for the capture and conviction of the culprits. the most recent incident happened monday night when lines were cut in two-man holes on the altamont pass road near livermore. and burglars in san francisco stole a sacred cross from a church. police say thieves broke through the back door of st. anthony's church and stole several chalices and a cross. the most priceless item a gold- plated cross with a saint's bone in it. the church didn't have an alarm or security cameras. so far san francisco police have not made any arrests. time now is 6:39. uc officials will begin discussions today on a
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systemwide ban on intolerance. the plan is already drawing fierce criticism. >> i'm kiet do. we are live in downtown san jose with the story of one woman's unlikely journey from communist vietnam to making history here at the san jose history here at the san jose
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in the 60s through the 70s. and warmer in the far reaches of the north bay. clearlake at 79 degrees. >> thank you, roberta. business now, jobless claims are falling, home construction is slipping and all eyes today on the fed. here now is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. >> reporter: good morning, frank, good morning, michelle. quite a bit on the plate today and good news especially at the unemployment line. the labor department reports that initial jobless claims fell by 11,000 to 264,000. that's back to the level in july which was a four-decade low. housing construction not quite as good news as it pulled back a bit in august from the month before. but housing starts still up over 11% from a year ago. this was a big pull aback in the northeast and midwest. permits were up quite a bit from a year earlier and higher than in july.
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the fed wrapped up its two-day meeting today. most analysts don't think the central bank will raise rates. the problem with volatility in the stock market over the past month due to slowing concerns in china. and inflation remains very low. that continues to give the fed cover in that decision. markets a bit more cautious ahead of that after two big rallies the past two sessions. dow down by about 20. nasdaq flat. s&p down 1. pressure on oracle today. its shares are sliding after delivering disappointing earnings results. back to you guys. >> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. newly promoted member of the san jose police department is breaking some new ground. >> kpix 5's kiet do explains what makes this sergeant unique. it's a story you'll see only on 5. >> police sergeant samantha huynh. >> reporter: at a ceremony a touching moment between mother and son. samantha huynh is now the city's first female vietnamese officer promoted to the rank of sergeant.
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>> pleased to present to you sergeants samantha huynh. >> reporter: it's a milestone for the vietnamese. since the end of the vietnam war, san jose's vietnamese population has become the largest of any single city in american. huynh came to the u.s. in 1985 studied hard and got a botany degree. she joined the force in 1992. the cultural gap was wide. >> when i share with my parents that i want to become a police officer it wasn't so much like don't do, don't do, don't do, but more like, what is that?! [ laughter ] >> reporter: we first met hinnen 2010 after she launched the first police academy. she has been a detective, an internal affairs negotiator, battled human trafficking and became the department's asian community liaison. she is living history. >> she is the first and vietnamese and i'm proud of everything, woman, wonderful. [ laughter ] [ non-english
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language ] >> reporter: for huynh all the attention is embarrassing and humbling. >> i want one day i will just go in like it's just the way of things, it won't be a big deal. >> and so she is the first female viet officer to achieve this rank in northern california. the very first officer is a woman by the name of jenny ha, she got to the rank of lieutenant in l.a. >> is the department concerned about losing vietnamese officers? >> reporter: yes. in fact, they have already had a couple of retirements now. they are hoping that with huynh's promotion that this will encourage a lot of the younger generation to at least consider a career in law enforcement. we are live in downtown san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. we'll call it a mini friday
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and see how we're doing traffic- wise. >> traffic-wise we're doing okay. it's barely tame out there. just this one accident to watch out for. good morning, frank and michelle. hi there, everybody. we are going to start off with 680 southbound approaching sunol boulevard. so not too far from the alameda fairgrounds this accident blocking -- just pushed off to the right-hand shoulder. it is causing some delays now. this of course being the commute direction. so southbound 680 is going to be heavy now almost to 580 and stays slow down the sunol grade towards the fremont side and the 580 commute has been very slow this morning. we had a motorcycle accident which was cleared about 40 minutes ago. but westbound 580 traffic is still very slow beyond the 205 interchange. stays heavy through livermore into pleasanton. so expect those backups now for the 580/680 interchange. southbound 680 again those backups begin from the dublin interchange stays heavy down the sunol grade because of that accident we have working now approaching sunol boulevard. those are the hot spots this morning.
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if you plan to make the bay bridge commute, that's going to be slow for you. it's backed up through the madoff with a 35-minute drive -- macarthur maze with a 35- minute drive time. it's the only bridge with major delays this morning. some backups at the san mateo bridge but still moving, very crowded westbound approaching midspan, no major delays at the 880-92 interchange yet. and heading towards the richmond/san rafael bridge, there are now backups at the spa , pockets of delays. bart no delays. that's "kcbs traffic." now to roberta. >> 49 minutes after the hour of 6:00. good morning, everybody. we are calling on our weather watchers, very advantageous to us here at kpix 5 because they are my eyes to the microclimates across the bay area. and i really appreciate everybody checking in at this hour. i want to specific go right here. this would be hopefully pacifica checking in. vicki bennett in san bruno.
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i wanted to go to san bruno. i was looking at our coastline here today. drizzle at the beaches because of a deep marine layer. there's just no tsunami advisory in effect for the bay area. that would be for the san luis obispo coast to the south which is a good 350 miles. we have nothing to worry about here locally as of now. 3 to 4 feet swells in santa cruz anticipated. right now it's low tide, waters are receding. we have a southwest swell today. at times maybe up to 5 feet. now, these are clouds decks and layers of clouds causing airport delays at sfo up to 58 minutes on some arriving flights. and we also have pockets of fog in santa rosa and napa limiting visibility down to a quarter mile. what we need to know is we have the fog then we'll have the
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sunshine then we have a huge warmup. seasonal temperatures for us locally today albeit slightly below average in our inland areas. now, meanwhile, 80s in the interior valleys, 72 degrees in monterey, 69 in the high sierra with a possibility of a red flag warning by the weekend. 60s, 70s low eights. we should be at 87 throughout the tri-valley. then 80 degrees. gradual warmup on friday, huge heatup sunday triple digits. autumn arrives on wednesday. but again, michelle, to repeat, no tsunami advisories for us here locally. >> thank you. the university of california systemwide principles defining intolerance is drawing criticism. the first draft would prohibit depicting or articulating a view of ethnic or racial groups as less ambitious, less hard
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working or talented or more threatening than other groups among other things. some free speech advocates call it censorship and some jewish organizations say it doesn't go far enough to protect against anti-semitism. a duck on a bay area freeway. the oakland chp shares a photo of a duck yesterday. there he is in the back of the cruiser. it was wandering around westbound 80 near powell. they captured it and they are taking him to a shelter in berkeley to kind of cool down a little bit. this came a couple of weeks ago after a chicken caused trouble by wandering into the bay bridge toll plaza. some people in tennessee saw a bear climbing up on a neighbor's third floor balcony. it went back down in 10 minutes. they have seen it before but usually on the ground walking through parking lots and nosing through garbage. time now 6:52. a big honor today for the three
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sacramento men who stopped a gunman on board a train. >> reporter: the overnight rain has been a mixed blessing in the fire zone here in the north bay. coming up, we'll take a check on evacue,,,, alaska. finally. the search for brown bears begins.
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by switching to progressive. that was me, mom. [ laugh ] i thought you said, "that was me, mom." [ laughter ] five things to know at the :55. the republican presidential contenders are all pressing ahead with their campaigns following the second debate last night. most of them attacked donald trump. most round scheduled for next month. president obama will meet today with the three men who took down a gunman on a paris- bound train last month. the white house says the president wants to thank three sacramento men for their bravery. france's president has already done so. the bodies of six hikers
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have been found in utah's zion national park after torrential rain flooded the area. park officials say the hikers got a permit to hike in keyhole canyon on monday morning just hours before a flash flood warning was issued. one hiker is still missing. more than a million people evacuated their homes in chile after a powerful 8.3 quake. 8 people are confirmed dead. that number is expected to rise. tsunami advisories are in effect for hawaii and the california coast from orange county up to san luis obispo. a vallejo woman and her boyfriend are going to sue the city after police initially dismissed her kidnapping as a hoax. aaron quinn told police denise huskins was abducted from her home in march. she turned up safe two date later. matthew muller was arrested for her abduction. i'm anne makovec live in calistoga where evacuees of the
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"valley fire" spent a wet night camping out. today a lot of them hoping to get a chance to check on their properties. they of course have been camping here at the napa county fairgrounds for almost a week now. they did their best to waterproof their tents overnight. and it did make for a rough evening. it brings hope that the "valley fire" will be under control. and it did. >> the rain has helped us immensely. the rain has slowed the progression of the fire. it's given me the improved ability to make headway. >> reporter: this morning the fire is 35% contained. fire crews keep working on the containment lines mopping up hot spots. it's burned more than 73,000 acres and hundreds of homes. the real concern, downed power lines in neighborhoods that have been burned. sheriff's officers are going to do more escorts of people to their properties today.
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live in calistoga, anne makevoc, kpix 5. the delays will be longer than usual approaching the sunol grade. an accident southbound 680 approaching sunol boulevard. it's off to the right-hand shoulder but more of a looky- loo factor traffic backed up from the 580 interchange. for the bay bridge toll plaza, those metering lights are on. traffic has been stacked up into the macarthur maze. 580 is slow from highway 24 with a 38-minute drive time between the carquinez bridge and the maze. in oakland. very heavy from north 101 in san jose. due to the "valley fire" we have moderate air quality in the north bay today hazy sunshine everywhere else. delays at sfo on some arriving flights up to 58 minutes due to clouds. it's in the 50s and 60s. we have fog in santa rosa and napa at this hour. then sunshine. 60s through the 70s to the low 80s today. warmer friday. downright hot on saturday and sunday. triple digits on sunday and autumn officially arrives wednesday. >> thank you for watching. captions by: caption colorado
7:00 am good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, september 17th, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." personal insults fly as republicans gang up on donald trump. we'll talk to carly fiorina and chris christie about the fireworks at last night's debate. a powerful and deadly earthquake rocks chile. a tsunami warning stretches to the california cost. imagine running a marathon at 10,000 feet. what's being called the hardest race in america. we begin with "your world in 90 seconds. ". this is about the character of our nation. and if we will


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