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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. the death toll rises in the devastating "valley fire"
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today. firefighters still on the front lines as evacuees push to return home. good afternoon, i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. new this noon, authorities confirm two more deaths in the "valley fire." search crews found the remains of 69-year-old leonard neft in the anderson springs area and on sunday, the body of 72-year- old barbara mcwilliams was found in her burned home near middletown. remains of another victim discovered in the hidden valley area. >> the fire has burned 73,000 acres and is 35% contained today. 585 homes have been destroyed leaving thousands of people without a place to stay. kpix 5's anne makovec joins us live from calistoga where evacuees are reaching exhaustion. anne. >> reporter: yeah. you know, for a while the sheriff's office was allowing people back into their homes if they had one or to check their homes with an escort. that had been going on for the past couple of days. the sheriff's office has
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stopped that program and they won't say why. it's leaving a lot of people here at the evacuation camp in calistoga wanting to take matters into their own hands. >> i have news for you. you can put it on the media. us middletown boys are going home whether the highway patrol is there or not. >> reporter: dave leery lives in middletown and while much of the community is destroyed -- >> we want to go home! our houses are all safe. we have our own water. part of us have electricity again. >> reporter: a sheriff's officer escorted him back home yesterday but only for 15 minutes. no one is allowed in on their own. >> what are they going to do, shoot us? >> reporter: he doesn't want to stay one more day in this evacuee camp that 800 people call home. it's a mini city with hot meals, private showers and rows of portable toilets. >> i got to get out of here. i want to see my house or what's left of it. i want to start rebuilding. it's time. >> reporter: this is all frank now owns. he has been here in limbo since sunday. >> trying to put on this happy
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face and i'm just sick of it. >> reporter: 150 of the camp's residents are kids. moms like brittney put on a brave face for them. but the fact remains -- >> oh, we wanted to go home. we want to go home really bad. >> reporter: for now, they will stay. >> they better bring the national guard because there's about 30 of us packed up and we're old boys. we're leaving. >> reporter: he says his brigade is planning on trying to go back into their neighborhoods later this afternoon. live in calistoga, anne makevoc, kpix 5. san francisco firefighters made an important stop before heading to the fire zone today. they loaded up toys to donate to the children all displaced by the "valley fire." san francisco firefighter toy program has served children in the area for over 60 years. firefighters filled up the bag for football, stuffed animals, puzzles all for the children who lost their homes. >> these people have nothing. they have nothing. they have nothing to go home
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to. and they are essentially living in a tent in a fairground now and you can make their lives easier and happier. >> the program is accepting donations and suggests toys for children from 12 years old and up. developing news this noon. millions of people in chile are picking up after a devastating 8.3 earthquake hit there last night. this video shows dishes clattering, content of store shelves knocked to the ground and chaos. strong aftershocks were felt 140 miles away in the capital city of santiago. at least 8 people were killed in the quake. chile earthquake is prompting a tsunami advisory along parts of the california coastline. it extends from san luis obispo to orange county. while no tsunami is expected, kiet do discovered the earthquake was still having an effect on people along california's central coast. >> reporter: it's amazing to think that something happening in chile could have an effect
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here in santa cruz nearly 6,000 miles away. it was happening if you knew where to look. boaters and fishermen say this current is flowing unusually fast going in one minute and out the next. >> you have never seen it like that before? >> no. not really, no. no. it's been, um, -- the color is different. everything is really mixed up. >> reporter: this graph of a tidal gauge in monterey records the height of the water and normally has a smooth red line. but the network chile has caused wild fluctuations, seen here with the jagged edges. this time lapse video of the santa cruz harbor shows the water rising and falling as much as a foot in 10 minutes but boaters we talked to weren't worried. >> didn't lose any sleep. not this time around. >> reporter: in 2011 tsunami waves from the earthquake in japan caused heavy damage to several docks in the santa cruz harbor. here's what it looks like today, completely repaired. so this current tsunami effect from chile has been going on
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since 5 a.m. and has been taking place for much of the morning. back in 2011, that surge from japan lasted more than 7 hours. in santa cruz, kiet do, kpix 5. in the last hour, american airlines says it fixed a glitch that caused its planes to be grounded this morning. the airline said all domestic flights out of dallas, chicago and miami were stopped earlier because of a computer issue. sfo told us that its flights were not affected but three flights of san jose were with delays of about 90 minutes. a driver is hospitalized after a fiery crash in vallejo this morning. the victim was led away from the wreckage after his truck slammed into a house and burst into flames. a quick-thinking homeowner used a garden hose to douse the flames until help arrived. paramedics took the injured man to a trauma center. no word on the cause of the crash. protestors are gathered in san francisco with a message: the city is not for sale. nurses, teachers, tenants, all
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rallied to protest big tech donations to political figures. mayor lee has received significant monetary favors from tech giants like ron conway along with real estate developers. tech lobbying is causing a culture shift in the city and workers are paying the price. >> we want working people supported, working people being displaced, evicted and the mayor is giving all these tax bay area's to these tech companies, hedge funds are influencing politics. >> a proposed robin hood tax would bill wall street trade to fund affordable housing. at&t is stepping in to help bay area police track down vandals who have been cutting fiberoptic cable lines. the company offering a quarter of a million-dollar reward for the capture and conviction of the culprits. total of 11 attacks since last year have disrupted internet service all over the bay area. the most recent incident was on monday when lines were cut in two-man holes near livermore. almost 1 million viewers were streaming last night's republican debate on the internet. and while many tuned in to hear
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what donald trump would say, it was carly fiorina who stole the show. cbs reporter mark albert has the latest. >> reporter: ten men took the stage in simi valley, california, wednesday night, as part of the second gop presidential debate. but it was one woman who stole the show. >> she's a person everybody is talking about this morning. >> going into that debate, half the audience had never heard my name and didn't know i was running for president. >> reporter: carly fiorina scored big applause for her remarks about iran and planned parenthood of the she was a bigger hit with her response to a question about commend every comments donald trump made about her looks. >> i think women all over this country heard very clearly what mr. trump said. [ applause ] >> reporter: donald trump talked the most during the debate in part because the front-runner was being attacked by all sides. >> we don't need an apprentice in the white house. we have one right now. i think really there's a sophomoric quality that is enyaing about mr. trump -- that is entertaining about mr.
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trump. >> the lack of judgment and lack of understanding about how the world works is really dangerous. >> reporter: this morning, trump called in to msnbc morning joe and said the debate felt like wrestlemania. >> it's the wwe kind of a thing. but i was involved with virtually every question. so it was really a little bit wild. >> reporter: the next debate is in october. mark albert for cbs news, washington. general motors will pay big bucks after an investigation into faulty ignition switches. but will gm executives avoid prosecution? >> and a san jose police sergeant is making history at the department. the major accomplishment she has made. >> from the kpix 5 weather center, good afternoon, everybody. we are drying out today after record amount of rainfall yesterday. and now, the weekend forecast and the heatup that you need know about as the news continues right here on kpix 5.,
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general motors has reached a $900 million settlement over its faulty ignition switch. the malfunctioning ignition is tied to 100 deaths. the all. eventually recalled the -- the automaker eventually recalled the part, a decade after the problem was discovered. it calls for charges against the automaker to be dropped. some of the biggest names in the silicon valley are reaching out to a texas teen after he was detained for bringing a homemade clock to school. the 14-year-old was arrested after he showed it to his english teach. she was spooked and reported him. stand with ahmed mohamed is trending on whitewater. that's what facebook's mark zuckerberg reached out saying as well, ahmed, if you ever want to come by facebook, i'd
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love to meet you. keep building. even google tweeted, hey, ahmed, we are saving a seat for you at this weekend's google science fair. want to come? and i believe the white house reached out, as well. >> there's some good coming out of that. a member of the san jose police department is breaking new ground. only on 5, kpix 5's kiet do explains what separates this new sergeant from the rest. >> 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. >> 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 america. huynh came to the u.s. in 1985 studied hard and got a botany degree. she joined the force in 1992.
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-- in 2002. female viet officers are and continue to be rare. 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 huynh back in 2010 after she helped launch the city's first vietnamese citizens police academy. in her 13 years, she has been she has been a detective, an internal affairs negotiator, battled human trafficking and became the department's asian community liaison. could you say -- you could say she is living history. >> she is the first and vietnamese and i'm proud of everything, woman, wonderful. [ laughter ] [ non-english 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. >> reporter: nine is the first
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female viet officer to achieve this rank in northern california and the san jose police department is hoping that she becomes a role model for the younger generation so that they might consider a career in law enforcement. in downtown san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. and let's check in with roberta right now for our forecast. >> i'm having lunch with my weather watchers at this hour. let's check the temperatures in the bay area. steve reports 72 degrees in los altos. 68 according to frank. i want to look at this number now in sonoma. according to will, he says that they picked up over .3" rain in the past 24 hours. that would be in sonoma, thank you, sir, for that very important data. meanwhile, let's head to the coast where we do not have a tsunami advisory in effect for our local beaches. sunshine in santa cruz 77 degrees. winds are slight. swells are building three to four feed with an occasional five-foot, as well. right now we have numbers in the 60s and 70s. looks like that should be a 72- degree reading in oakland.
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we have winds currently that are blowing under 10 miles per hour. air quality reports suggest moderate levels of snow cover in the atmosphere and the north bay today. with the shift in the wind out of the northwest 5 to 15 miles per hour. we see the haze in the atmosphere towards lick observatory. the coast is clearing out but a bit hazy. and you can clearly see that haze from sausalito all the way into san francisco. here's what we need to know today. we do have a slight breeze picking up later. seasonal highs and a big weekend warmup all because we have the departure of that area of low pressure that brought that much-needed precipitation to the "valley fire" area yesterday. now, high pressure is building in as it does so, we are going to see a quick warmup for the weekend. but it will be short-lived. 81 state capital today. 60 going up to 68 in the high sierra. by the the time the sun sets, we'll have 60s at the beaches, 70s at the bayside, 80s inland. triple digits on sunday.
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very dry. >> hot weekend. >> yeah. very hot inland. >> all right. thank you. the federal reserve announced today that it is keeping u.s. interest rates at record lows. this comes in the face of threats from a weak global economy. let's check the markets. the dow is up about 29 points. [ indiscernible ] on the "big bang theory" which kicks off season number nine and i got a chance to ask him about what is in store for raj this season. >> what's going to happen to your character this year? >> he is getting emily. emily is really an interesting character. she keeps talking about cutting his body up and putting it in a closet. and last season in the season finale they had sex in a graveyard. so i don't know what this season is going to hold but you can imagine it's going to be quite funny. >> "big bang theory" premieres right here on kpix 5 monday night at 8 p.m. and we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,
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they are the orange's sweet little cousin the tangerine. here's tony tantillo with a few shopping tips. >> reporter: well, today's tip of the day is going to be is with mercot tangerines. the florida citrus is coming
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around. it's not even fall yet let alone winter. and here comes the citrus. let me tell you they are first then we get the honey tangerines. these tangerines are fabulous but selection and storage is very, very important. otherwise, especially this time of year, they are going to be dry inside. let's talk about selection. when you buy them, like all citrus, nice and shiny. that means it's fresh. heavy for their size means they are packed with juice not pulp. store them on the counter, never in the refrigerator. they are very easy to peel. see this here? these do have seeds but that's okay. the juice is absolutely incredible. mercot tangerines from florida into the market. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. ah! these are good. ciao. well, math is a tough subject especially for young students but as allen martin
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reports, some in san mateo are getting help from this week's jefferson award winner. >> so make sure that, um, that i have kids in the right group. >> reporter: when it comes to variables, coefficients and irrational numbers, marlyn bussey can relate to the kids she helps. >> i was dreadful in math. i was an a student in every other subject except math and when i was able to get a c or d in math, my parents had a party. >> reporter: after 25 years as a school counselor, marlyn bussey became the pastor of st. james ame zion church in san mateo and quickly saw a need. >> what was happening is kids were being put in classes to repeat a class in ninth grade when they had already gotten an a or b in 8th great. >> reporter: it's called misplacement. in particular, bussey saw it happening to black and hispanics. >> it's a dream killer when you tell a child that you're good in school but you're not good enough. you need prove it to me one
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more time that you're that good and then i'll let you through the door. i mean, come on. do they not have enough barriers in the way? >> reporter: not only were students being misplaced. many were falling behind and struggling. both groups needed help. >> i think we can push them -- >> reporter: so two years ago, bussey created the st. james community foundation. >> so it's one, two and a. >> reporter: three afternoons a week, about 50 middle school students fill the community hall for food and math. the 7th grader struggled. >> i was bad with my grades. >> especially math? is math tough? >> really tough for me. >> reporter: now his grades are up along with his confident. adriana was one of the first students in the program. now a high school junior, she is back, tutoring the kids. >> before i wouldn't, like, really understand it. and then when i started coming here, like, i was becoming -- i was, like, excelling more than my other classmates because of this? so, like, every, single test i
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didn't really have study any or anything. i would, like, get as in everything. >> reporter: so for giving children in san mateo a boost in math as well as for their futures this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to marlyn bussey. allen martin, kpix 5. >> and you can vote for your local jefferson award hero at cbssf.com/hero. cbssf.com/hero. we'll be right back. ,, with awe have made it even steasier to orders.
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250 homes burned and a pg&e power pole may started the "butte fire" in amador and calaveras counties. we are going to have the story on a special edition on kpix 5 news at 4:00. followed by a little bit of football, right? >> yes. broncos versus the chiefs. >> that's it for kpix 5 news at noon. noon.
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