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good morning everybody it's 5 a.m.,thursday, august 11. thanks for joining us. i'm anne makovec. >> kenny and michelle are off this morning. we are starting out with fog and clouds around the bay area. no big deal. roberta has the forecast. >> it's socked in this morning. we have thick overcast at the coast even some areas of drizzle. using your windshield wiperses from the commute from pacific -- windshield wipers from the commute from pacifica into the city by the bay, the city of san francisco. low clouds and fog drifting inland at least all the way into the central valley. right now temperatures 50 to 60 degrees. the air quality today will be pretty unhealthy east of the bay. need a good wind to blow out the pollution not going to happen today. with the winds fluctuating pretty much out of the south and southwest 10 to 15. now, today we'll have a temperature span in the upper 50s at the coast to right
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around the high 60s bayside, 70s around the peninsula. outside number inland 92 degrees. i have your full forecast talking about the weekend. that's coming up at 18 after the hour. >> thanks, "ro." let's head to mass transit. there are no delays to consider throughout the bay area and, of course, "ro" says this is a "spare the air" day. so encouraged to take your mass transit. let's head to san mateo bridge 880 to 101 westbound 15 minutes. looking clear. and your altamont pass yellow heading in from tracy. 33 miles per hour cars are driving from the altamont pass to 680 will take but 15 to 20. in santa clara county, hundreds of superior court workers may be winding down their strike. starting today a mediator will try to help union and court negotiators find some sort of common ground. kpix 5's maria medina live at the hall of justice in san jose where workers have spent more than a week pushing for a raise reporter: reporter: sometime later today santa clara county court workers and the court go back
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to the bargaining table and if all goes well, this strike, which is on day 7, could come to an end. now, it was more than a week ago that nearly 400 court workers walked off the job. they went on strike. they say they haven't had a pay raise in nearly a decade and that strike really had an impact on court services. we saw judges doing their own paperwork, clerks' offices were closed, search and arrest warrants were backlogged. the clerks say they deserve more pay. >> i'm just glad that the court has decided to reach out and say that they are willing to offer something in the second year. all our members are really happy to hear that. >> reporter: so the court was offering them two 5% raise this is six months but the court worker wanted a third raise. some of them were working two or three jobs, driving hundreds
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of miles just to come to work. and they were losing homes. one woman said she lives in her garage. so again, later today, the court workers and the court go back to the bargaining table. the strike could end if all goes well. we'll see. live in san jose, maria medina, kpix 5. it is one of the biggest busts in contra costa county. police arrested two dozen men and women. they are reportedly part of the norteno street gang. it took 12 different agencies and almost a year to prepare. they are accused in a string of crimes including murder, drugs, prostitution and weapons trafficking. they are also connected to at least two shootings on an east bay freeway. >> these are bad guys. what they are doing are bad things. that membership, that activity, gets its joy, gets its profits, from preying on our community. >> authorities think there are about 75 norteno gang members in contra costa county. they have already seen a dip in
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crime since the arrest. a murder investigation is under way after a body was found inside a san francisco shopping mall. the police department got a call yesterday morning that a man's body was in the stairwell of the westfield mall. the stairwell doesn't have any lockable handles on the outside. it's not accessible to the public. you need a keycard to open it. police aren't sure how long the body was there. an autopsy is being done to determine what happened. well, if you play "pokemon go," be careful on the streets. police in berkeley are the latest to give out a warning. they say that thieves are trying to steal players' phones. kpix 5's sandra osborne is live in berkeley with details reporter: reporter: good morning. police are giving out this warning which is sparked by three recent robberies in town, two of them close to the uc- berkeley campus here and some of these robberies have actually been pretty well orchestrated. one man said a guy jumped out of a waiting car, punching him, knocking him to the ground,
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stealing his phone and wallet before that person ran back to his getaway car. another victim a woman says she was playing the game when she noticed she was being followed. she claims two men knocked her to the ground stealing her phone and her purse. you remember just last saturday, 20-year-old calvin riley was shot in and in san francisco's aquatic park while playing "pokemon go." no arrests have been made in that case. now, speaking with police, they are saying that some of the problems that people are going into neighborhoods they are not familiar with and instead of focusing on their surroundings, they are keeping their head in the game and looking down at their phones. they are saying, instead, look up at what's going on around you. and also, keep your phone in your pocket until you get to your destination to actually play the game. if possible, instead of going out to play by yourself, consider going out with a group of friends to stay safe. sansandra osborne kpix 5. a hot tub is blamed for a wildfire. investigators have determined
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that faulty wiring set up to power that hot tub caused the "valley fire" last year. it killed four people and burned more than 70,000 acres. more than 1300 homes were destroyed. the district attorney is now considering whether to file criminal charges. that fire began last september on a hillside along hill valley road on cobb mountain. there is nothing there now except debris and ash. flames quickly spread from there eventually climbing over the hill into middleton. crews battling the soberanes fire in monterey county hope a warming trend starting today won't create setbacks to the firefight. firefighters will be carefully monitoring shifting winds which could lead to the wildfire picking up steam. so far it's burned almost 70,000 acres and destroyed 57 homes south of carmel. investigators think the fire was started by an illegal campfire about three weeks ago. firefighters say it's only 50% contained. some bay area families are
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leaving california because of the upcoming election. they are not moving to canada. they say they are traveling to swing states to get hillary clinton elected. here's joe vazquez the story you'll see only o "5". >> hilly will be a great president. but trump, oh, my god! >> reporter: an engineer at apple says he was concerned about leaving ten-month-old aja behind with his wife kim but he asked her anyway. >> so honey, i want to talk to you about this idea of i really kind of need to go work for hillary clinton campaign in a swing state. and she was like, that's great. >> reporter: so now he is among a growing group of bay area people who have decided they will take vacation time in the fall to travel to a swing state and work to get out the vote for hillary clinton. >> this is grassroots. >> reporter: alex is active in local politics but never did this before for a national campaign. >> this horrifying candidate, um, is really stirring a great deal of intensity amongst people many of whom haven't
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been that involved in politics before. >> reporter: it started with facebook with the hashtag swing state pledge. alex said he would go to a swing state and volunteer for a week. >> dozens of responses. it felt organic. people weren't just saying, we got to stop this guy. it wasn't just talk on facebook. it was, i'm in. tell me what to do. >> reporter: so many people have said they are in, alex has organized a group meeting this saturday to work out some swing state logistics. where exactly to go, whose couch to sleep on. >> it's a matter of knocking on doors, providing transportation, the encouragement. >> reporter: as for deep jawa, he doesn't have to worry about leaving his wife and child behind. they have decided they are going to join him. >> so this will be my first time volunteering. i have no idea what we would do or how we would get there and my boss is watching, please approve my vacation request because we have to go!! >> reporter: in san francisco, joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> this group is meeting in oakland on saturday.
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they tell us they are ultimately trying to get directions from clinton's campaign. the serial killer known as the grim sleeper has been sentenced to death for murders spanning more than two decades. lonnie franklin, jr., was convicted in may for killing a teenaged girl and nine women. the crimes happened in los angeles between 1985 and 2007. families of the victims were in the courtroom as the sentence was announced yesterday. many people in the community had criticized police for not investigating sooner because the victims were poor, black and in some cases prostitutes and drug users. 5:09. you probably see debris on the road commuting. coming up why junk on the streets is more than just an eyesore. >> good morning from the kpix weather center. sure, i have your thursday forecast. but i'm going to be talking about showers for the weekend. no, not that kind of showers but the perseid meteor shower and what to expect. we'll be right back.
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points out the danger of road debris. time check, 5:12 on august 11. our live camera shows a layer of low clouds and fog on the transamerica pyramid. that marine layer and the effect it will have on today's
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temperatures those details are just shy of 4 minutes away. new report points out the danger of road debris. aaa says more than 2,000 cars have crashed because of debris over the past four years. chris martinez reports. >> reporter: heidi will never forget the moment she learned her husband was gone. >> the state patrolman there told me that he hadn't made it. he hadn't survived. >> reporter: gavin was killed in a highway crash after swerving to avoid a shelving unit that fell off the back of a truck on the road. >> just taking a few more minutes to secure a load could have, i mean, i would be in a completely different situation than today. >> reporter: a new study from aaa finds stories like heidi's are common. between 2011 and 2014, debris on u.s. roads caused more than 200,000 crashes resulting in about 39,000 injuries and more than 500 deaths.
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the majority of that debris came from other vehicles. >> a driver didn't properly secure a load or a part actually fell off a vehicle while they were on the road. >> reporter: aaa says debris- related crashes are more common on interstates because driving at higher speeds increases the risk for loose parts or cargo to fall. experts say it's critical drivers maintain their vehicles and properly secure items they are carrying to help reduce road debris. they also say you should be ready to react if you are behind the wheel. >> maintain space around your vehicle. so if you are in the position where you have to swerve, it's safe enough for you to do so where you won't hit another vehicle. >> reporter: simple tips that could save your life and the lives of others. chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles. >> it is illegal in every state to allow drivers to allow things to fall off their vehicles. it is time for traffic and
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weather. >> let's take a look in livermore. there's a new crash out there, um, westbound 580 at north livermore avenue. one lane is blocked. but also you have your regular altamont pass speeds about 30 miles per hour. so altamont pass to 680 will take you about 20 minutes. here's a look at your dublin interchange. if you are taking altamont pass to the dublin area. then let's move on to mass transit. "ro" will tell you about the "spare the air" today. mass transit no delays throughout the bay area. and your bay bridge toll plaza looking clean, carquinez bridge to the maze, 20 minutes. "ro"? >> good morning, everyone. your time check now on this thursday is 5:15. and we have showers in the forecast. no, not those kind of showers. it's the annual august perseid meteor showers taking place this weekend. it is going to be spectacular. usually you can see anywhere from 80 to 100 meteor showers per hour this time around. we are going to have anywhere from 160 to 200 meteors per hour so the rate will be
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doubled. so get away from the bright city lights, lie on your back, look straight up. you need to give your eyes about 45 minutes to adjust to the evening sky and then you'll be able to see the shooting stars actually the debris from the comets there. it's taking place. it's an annual event this weekend. this is the transamerica pyramid. you can't see the top of it. it stands 853 feet tall so it leads me to believe that this ceiling continues to lower probably around 800 feet at this hour. usually with that lowering ceiling we have delays at sfo. so we'll keep you posted on that as the official check in with us after 6:00 this morning. 50 to 60 as you get ready for thursday. this is our weather watcher steve up bright and early and he says it's 2 degrees warmer this morning in los altos compared to yesterday and it is yet another "spare the air" day. you're spot on with that, steve. you probably have seen the haze in the los altos area. it's all from the soberanes fire in the monterey county
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area. that smoke is getting caught and training up in a south- southwest wind affecting primarily the southern portion of the bay area and the eastern district as well so some tinge in the atmosphere today. right now, however, it is the drizzle that is common from the coast into the bay this morning all associated with that deepening marine layer. satellite-radar you see this right here? we have been talking about this area of low pressure for days. it's finally beginning to eject east ever so slightly. it's going to make way for high pressure to build in and when that happens, our temperatures are going to climb over the weekend flirting with triple digits by the weekend. 95 degrees at sacramento. 62 with pollution around the monterey area. also encompassing pebble beach and carmel. mid-70s in the high sierra. 98 fresno. half dome with ample sunshine 93 degrees. sunrise and sunset, there you have it. smack in between, today really a pretty close to near seasonal
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summer day here in the bay area. 60s beaches, 70s will be common around the rim of the bay today. 70s around the peninsula. 80s and 90s inland. outside number 92. that will be in discovery bay. we have fluctuating winds flat late day 5 to 15 nearly 100 by saturday. we have a baseball game this afternoon. the boys of summer going for the sweep against the orioles. game time temperatures 68. don't forget the sunblock. always hydrate. brian? >> all righty. in discovery bay, health officials are warning people to stay away from the water because algae in the area has tested positive for a toxin. the environmental health division says the results are in and the algae contains a toxin level high enough to warrant caution and danger signs in waters off discovery bay. health officials say the community's tap water is still okay to drink. but for now, they are warning locals to keep themselves and
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their pets away from the coastal water. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up can the giants regain sole possession of first place and jose canseco in the bay area last night. why was he upset by a reporter's question? next. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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crashing westbound 580 at north livermore avenue. one lane is blocked and it's backed up to about vasco road. cars are driving 30 miles per hour. altamont pass to 680 westbound will take 20 minutes. one of the greats in bay area baseball got an early- morning visit from police. and the news was troubling. >> they said to jose canseco that his custom bats were stolen. we heard it from him in person before his minor league game in vallejo yesterday. two men broke into his car and stole his special bats. officers arrested two suspects before they showed up at his door. canseco who pitches for the pittsburg diamonds and independent pro team says sadly his bats are stolen regularly. each one gets $1,500 at auction. good morning, everybody. the giants had not won a series since before the all star break. they had a chance to end that doom and gloom yesterday and
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come home on a winning note. the series finale in miami. 11th of the season, home run for crawford. the umpire ejects somebody in the miami dugout and turns out to be barry bonds the hitting coach. giants win 1-0. they take the series and they regain a one- game lead over the dodgers. bob melvin agrade to look up trying for three -- afraid to look up trying for three against the os. right field like, semien scores the only run. game. detwiler wins his a's debut with eight shutout innings, 1-0 the final. jose canseco pitched last night in vallejo. reminding us of when he blew out his arm and missed the season in the major leagues. we wondered if there might be a
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little anxiety about pitching. >> you pitched back and were injured. you threw out your arm. do you have any regrets about that? >> that happened 400 years ago. is that the question your guy wanted to ask me? >> pretty much yeah,. >> so get a clue. get a clue, dude. you have to have something better to ask than that. >> okay. he threw out his arm pitching. he is pitching last night. didn't seem that unreasonable. some things never change. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. >> i thought it was an interesting question. >> that was our poor photographer joseph got berated. the play of the day major league baseball, angels and cubs in chicago. the cubs baez with a great stop and the throw! for the out! chicago beat the guys from anaheim 3-1. what a play. >> get a clue, man. all right. 5:24. coming up, will state lawmakers take action in the wake of that fatal balcony collapse in berkeley? >> reporter: plus a warning for "pokemon go" players. coming up, i'll tell you where
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by finding a policy to fit your budget. [ coughs ] sorry, tickle in my throat! water would be nice, but that would go right through me. ghost problems. but there is reason for optimism th county. supreme court workers have been on strike for more than a week now. but there is reason for optimism this morning in santa clara county. emotional testimony at the state capital. memories of the tragic balcony collapse in berkeley. >> good morning. >> i have details of showers in the weekend forecast. >> it is thursday, august 11. thank you for joining us. i'm anne makovec. >> i'm brian hackney.
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thieves targeting "pokemon go" players and uc-berkeley two robberies happened there. sandra osborne reports. reporter: reporter: a lot of robberies have been well orchestrated. some of them happening in neighborhoods pretty close to the campus here. one woman actually saying that while she was playing the game, she noticed two people were following her. she tried to switch up directions trying to get away when she noticed that they actually came up behind her, knocked her down, stealing her phone and purse. another man also in berkeley says he was playing the game when someone jumped out of a waiting car and stole his phone and wallet. berkeley police are saying to take friends with you and also don't just keep your head in the game. instead, be aware of your surroundings. they say thieves are noticing people walking around with their phones out.
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keep it in your pocket until you get to your destination. live in berkeley, sandra osborne, kpix 5. two dozen men and women behind bars accused in crimes in contra costa county. investigators say they are also connected to at least two shootings on the freeway. they reportedly are part of the norteno street gang. police say it took 12 different agencies and almost a year to prepare for the operation. they are accused in a string of crimes including murder, drugs, prostitution and weapons trafficking. they have seen a dip in crime since the arrests. in the east bay a 69-year- old is charged with torture and murder. he is accused of killing his wife linda. she was found dead sunday afternoon in a home she shared with her husband in blackhawk. the next morning, police rode back to the gated community to arrest him. officials believe she died from blunt-force trauma. she was reportedly hit in the head more than 20 times.
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john was once a successful softball player. he could face the death penalty if convicted. he is held on $2 million bail. in santa clara county, hundreds of superior court workers have been picketing for days demanding a raise. but today the union and the court may finally reach a deal. kpix 5's maria medina is live at the hall of justice in san jose on the mediator stepping in to help both sides find common ground. >> reporter: a huge day today. santa clara county court workers and the court go back to the bargaining table. if everything goes well, the strike on day 7, could end. it was more than a week ago that nearly 400 santa clara county workers walked off the job. they went on strike. they said they haven't had a raise in nearly a decade. that strike had a huge impact on court services. we saw judges doing their own paperwork, clerks offices were closed and search and arrest warrants were backlogged. but the workers said they hope
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that that message was loud and clear to the court that they deserve more pay. >> when it comes right down to it, you cannot expect them to survive in the most expensive place in the united states. to keep up at least a second year raise would give them an opportunity for health benefits and spend more time with their families. >> reporter: so the court was offering them two 5% raise this is six months. the court workers want a third raise after not getting a pay raise for nearly a decade. we heard some court workers have been working more than one jobs, some losing homes. so again they plan to go back to the bargaining table. time is unknown. maria medina, kpix 5. >> we understand the court workers even began accepting donations during the strike? >> reporter: yeah. it appears that the court workers actually set up a "go fund me" page and it's raised
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almost $40,000 since they went on strike. >> thank you. our weather forecast priceless. it's nice around the city. >> we have showers in the forecast. i think this is my favorite shower of the year. you, too? >> oh, you bet. >> we're not talking rain. >> no. not umbrella weather. we are talking about the annual august perseid meteor shower. thank goodness our floor director paco reminded me about this because it comes up every august. i just seem to think the time is flying by this summer and i forgot about it but this year it's extra special because usually you see a peak of about 100 meteors per hour. this time you will see about 200 meteors per hour so the rates double. you won't see it like this or this many per hour until 2027. just lie on your back, give your eyes time to adjust to the sky about 45 minutes actually, get away from the bright lights and also get away from the low
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clouds and fog that will be at the coast. right now we have an overcast sky towards the transamerica pyramid. looks like that ceiling is roughly down to about 7 or 800 feet. could see some possibility of delays at sfo on some arriving flights. 50s santa rosa, 57 livermore. 60 and overcast in redwood city. your air quality report today suggests we'll see unhealthy levels of smoke in the atmosphere. eastern portion of our bay area, certainly hazy across the santa clara valley, as well. we need a good wind to blow out the pollutants. not going to happen today. those winds are kind of variable in about 5 to 15 during the afternoon hours, otherwise 64 pacifica. you will have some sunshine. 69 degrees in oakland. 70s common around the peninsula. from the 70s to the 80s north of the golden gate bridge. notice temperatures pretty spot on for this time of the year east of the bay. 82 degrees in san jose. that's where we should be for this 11th day of the month. we'll have the full forecast
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including the weekend outlook. it's never too early to start talking about the weekend. >> i agree, for sure. let's check the livermore area. we have two updates there. westbound 580 at north livermore avenue, they are clearing that accident and then westbound 580 at vasco road, there's an accident there, as well. and obviously, your normal altamont pass traffic coming out of tracy cars driving about 30 miles per hour. and then let's move on to the altamont pass. looking at the dublin interchange heading from the altamont pass, that will take but 30 minutes. and then your bay bridge toll plaza backed up there. the metering lights are on. carquinez bridge to the maze will take but 20 minutes. one of the young women injured in last year's berkeley balcony collapse had to relive the tragedy. she did it before sacramento lawmakers in hopes of saving lives. she urged them to pass a bill requiring more transparency on building standards. she was celebrating her 21st birthday last june when a
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balcony collapsed killing six students. she says her birthday will forever be a day to grieve the loss of her best friends. >> i could never have imagined how it would have ended. [ pause ] >> all our lives have been irrevocably changed. life will never be the same for us again. >> investigators say poor waterproofing led to the balcony collapse. it was later discovered that the contractor had paid out $26 million in defect settlements over the past 3 years. well, snapchat has finally dropped a filter that many users claimed was racist toward the asian community. henry paulson with has that story and more trending topics. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. stocks on wall street finished lower following a sell-off in energy companies. traders will be watching tomorrow's monthly retail sales numbers. the dow was down 37. nasdaq was down 20.
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snapchat removed one of its filters amid complaints that it reinforced asian stereotypes. the filter let users visually add rosie cheeks and change their eye shape. snapchat said it drew inspiration from anime. need an edge on runtime? 3d print a solution. nike has a winning shoe that elite runners are using at the olympics. custom soles and spikes are made using a 3d printer after analyzing the speed and step of the runners. the technology is going to become available to consumers with i assume super fly elite zhou -- a zoom super fly elite shoe in the future. 75% of americans live paycheck to paycheck. that's according to a new survey from the survey also says 7 in 10 workers say they are in debt and their biggest debt is credit cards. brian? >> i think i'm doing my part
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to contribute to that. by the way, you know, we have also heard this morning if you board your animals at petsmart, you can soothe their nerves with hand-picked tunes? tells about that. >> reporter: that's right. a personalized playlist. a new feature will allow for pet play lists music in the background when your pet stays at the pet hotel also allowing owners to record voice messages to play for pets to soothe their anxiety. i think it's a great idea. >> it couldn't hurt. hena daniels with, thank you. in maryland, over two dozen people were hurt after an apartment complex burst into flames. the fire started just after midnight last night in silver spring a suburb of washington, d.c. it spread quickly from one building to two others. at least two firefighters were injured. but they are going to be okay. we don't know the extent of the injuries of the roughly 20 residents who were also hurt in the fire. it is now under control. hillary clinton is on the
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campaign trail today giving a speech in michigan and plans to discuss how she will improve the economy. meanwhile, she is firing back at trump for his comments about the second amendment. >> words matter, my friends. [ applause ] >> and if you are running to be president or you are president of the united states, words can have tremendous consequences. >> that is the first time she has responded since trump said some questionable remarks at a rally in north carolina. >> hillary wants to abolish -- essentially abolish the second amendment. by the way, if she gets to pick -- >> boo!! >> if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. >> boo!! >> although the second amendment people, maybe there is. i don't know. >> trump later said he was talking about political power. he was not advocating for violence. in new york city one man went to extreme measures to get
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his attention. he scaled the side of trump tower with suction couples. police pulled him in on the 21st floor. the 19-year-old who did it posted a video on youtube before the stunt asking for a personal meeting with the nominee. time is 5:40. a break-in at apple. how a silicon valley coffee shop played a role in a suspect's capture. >> now, ladies and gentlemen, we look live at 880 to show you that, yes, indeed, traffic is out there and flowing. but i am no expert. roqui s she will be along after a break to tell us how the road ahead looks. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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i found her wandering miles from home. when the phone rang at 5am, i knew it was about mom. i see how hard it's been on her at work and i want to help. for the 5 million americans living with alzheimer's, and millions more who feel its effects. let's walk together to make an even bigger impact and end alzheimer's for good. find your walk near you at a "grande" bust.. after a burglary suspect tried to hide from deputies in a starbucks in san jose. it's 5:42 on this august 11. this is what will greet you out the door this morning.
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even inland, this marine layer has moved onshore and marched locally inland at least a good 70 miles so honestly, it will affect your afternoon high temperatures. we'll have that report in less than 4 minutes. all right. a grande bus after a burglary suspect tried to hide from deputies in a starbucks in san jose he was a little latte getting away. they were chasing three men who broke into apple in cupertino and stole laptops. when the suspect's car broke down, two took off into a san jose neighborhood off camden, the other ran into a starbucks. the suspect tried to hide in the bathroom but a worker says he couldn't think quickly enough. he didn't have the bathroom code. >> cops tackled him to the ground. we were shocked.
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>> deputies set up a perimeter and searched for the other two men in the backyards but didn't track them down. >> normally the little bathroom codes, they are the bane of my existence. >> heard they were a little latte. it didn't pass by me. >> another ban of your existence would be traffic. >> is it bad? altamont pass in livermore two crashes delays on the altamont pass, as well. westbound 580 at livermore north livermore avenue and then westbound 580 at vasco road multiple lanes blocked there. cars are moving about 28 miles per hour. dublin interchange from the altamont pass, we have southbound 880 at highway 84. crash is in the center divide. cars are going around 23 miles per hour. "ro"? >> good morning, everybody. welcome to your thursday.
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our live weather camera suggests that the marine layer has pushed onshore. it is now as far as a deck of clouds are concerned, that cloud deck is lowering. it was about 800 feet. it looks like it's about 700 feet now. when it occurs, we generally have delays at sfo on some arriving flights. we'll keep you posted on that. right now your time suggests at 5:45, temperatures are in the 50s to 60 very mild with overcast conditions in redwood city. the winds have been flat. steve, this morning, he is our weather watcher in los altos. he says it's two degrees warmer this morning and yes another "spare the air" day primarily the affected areas most adversely affected will be east of the bay and also around the santa clara valley where we're picking up smoke drifting up south-southwest from monterey county. satellite-radar suggests a blanket of cloud hugging the entire coast at this particular time. and then marching inland through the bay all the way at least a good 70 to 80 miles
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inland the central valley right now stockton reporting some overcast conditions. we'll see the retreat of the low clouds and fog except the immediate seashore like daly city and the colma area with the gray skies today. this is an area of low pressure hanging tight to the pacific northwest for several days enhancing our marine layer. it's finally beginning to eject east. when that happens, watch this. high pressure from the western pacific another area of high pressure right off the coast we call it double barrel areas of high pressure. warmer conditions in time for the weekend. we are forecasting 62 throughout monterey bay, pebble and also all the way into the salinas area actually with the air quality taking a big hit. unhealthy levels of pollution in the atmosphere from the smoke and haze. mid-90s sacramento, stockton, davis, merced.
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93 half dome. sun slated for warmer on friday, hot away from the bay inland on saturday. and pretty much hanging on to this weather pattern through wednesday. a flight instructor and a student walked away from a crash at reid-hillview airport. it ended up on tully road after it rolled off the runway and hit a fence. tully was closed for a couple of hours. a medical emergency sparked a frightening scene at a san leandro walmart. a driver experienced some sort of health problem and slammed
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the vehicle into reverse hitting several cars yesterday. that accident sent at least four people to the hospital. their injuries were minor. a san francisco paramedic accused of setting off an explosive outside a neighbor's home in the excelsior district will be going to rehab as part of a bail agreement. a judge ordered 32-year-old james novello to stay away from the site of the explosion and enter a 60-day drug treatment program. he pled not guilty to all charges yesterday and released on bail after missing an earlier court appearance. he faces 26 felonies in connection with the explosion last week. officials say the incident may have been related to a park dispute. time is 5:48. and the old eastern span of the bay bridge slowly fading into history. the latest effort to dismantle it coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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did you know people can save over $500 when they switch to progressive? did you brush your hair today? yes, mom. why? hmm. no reason. good morning. let's take you on a free ride across the bay area. take a look at san francisco average high 67. and bingo! pretty near normal today. it will be pretty close to spot on in san jose as well at 82 to 83 degrees. in the 70s around the peninsula. 50s and low 60s at the beaches. let's swing around to the eastern portion of our bay
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area. good morning to you in concord, clayton and walnut creek all the way back through hercules in pinole. highs today mid- to upper 80s. approaching 90 in brentwood. low 90s in discovery bay and byron. north of the golden gate bridge, good morning stinson beach at 60 degrees. you will have some sunshine. a bit on the breezy side late day. 78 degrees in san rafael. you want 80s, head to napa and if you want temperatures today in the 90s, hello, lakeport and clearlake in the mid-90s. let's take a look at your traffic. major delays on your altamont pass to 680. we have westbound 580 at north livermore avenue. that accident is moved to the shoulder but still causing major delays. westbound 580 as well at vasco, blocking multiple lanes there. cars are moving about 23 miles per hour. a bay area relic has been disappearing before our eyes. now the last of the trusses on the old bay bridge is being removed. here's some video of caltrans
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dismantling the truss on the old span yesterday. crews say unlike the others at the bottom of this one, are two communications huts and they are trying to avoid damaging them so the steel frame has to be cut into thirds. the whole thing could take about a week. contra costa county vector control is issuing a warning after five birds tested positive for west nile. the birds were found in concord, alamo, orinda, brentwood and antioch. they are not fogging but telling people to take precautions against mosquitoes bites. wearing long sleeves, pants, repellent to reduce the chance of being bitten. >> i went back home, the homeland, wisconsin, and the mosquitoes there are so obnoxious. they are -- it's unbelievable. >> do you get fireflies in wisconsin? >> yeah, we do. all sorts of fun insects. but those mosquitoes. >> naturally from there to the 49ers. a throwback day for the 9ers and their fans. >> the team held an open
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practice yesterday at the old kezar stadium in san francisco. it's a way to kick off the team's 70th anniversary season coming up already. the 49ers played in this stadium until 1971 and kpix 5's wilson walker went there to get some stories from the past. >> on the second play of the game, the 49ers show the lions how rough an afternoon it's going to be. >> this is the birthplace right here. this is -- you come back to where they were born. you know? >> reporter: you had to poke around a little bit but they were here tucked into a younger crowd with memories of a different time. >> see where the scoreboard is? >> i came with my father. i was little so the stadium looked really big. >> reporter: they still speak fondly of the team's original heroes like quarterback y.a. tittle. >> he was the best quarterback ever 49ers had until joe montana. >> reporter: but mostly, they
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like to talk about just how different things were back then. >> people brought cases of liquor into the stadium. and they drank it all. >> i remember concrete, sitting on concrete. >> they would rent pillows out. if you collected them at the end you got a free pass for the next game. >> he got robbed! [ laughter ] >> i got robbed for my coke money. [ laughter ] >> reporter: you want to see some really awesome pictures of kezar, come to parkview liquors and look at the pictures above the beer selection. right? check out the folks shoulder to shoulder on their rooftops opposite frederick street watching the 49ers from their own homes. >> people would be up there with their lounge chairs watching the game. >> from kezar it's hard to overstate just how far away levi's stadium feels. there are fans here that will never get over that. >> they left san francisco, the
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place that gave them birth. so they had no loyalty to anybody. they are chasing the buck. >> reporter: the old memories of kezar will never fade because those memories are simply larger than football. >> absolutely. that's one of the reasons i came is, like, dad's watching. i'm doing it for him. kenneth rich, i'm doing it for you. >> reporter: at kezar stadium, wilson walker, kpix 5. >> the 49ers taking on the houston texans in a preseason game this weekend at levi's stadium in santa clara. you can watch that game sunday 4 p.m. right here on kpix 5. i'm sandra osborne live in berkeley. do you like playing the popular game "pokemon go"? straight ahead a warning from police as robbers target players. >> for more than a week, santa clara court judges have done their own paperwork. the strike may be over today. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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and i'm brian hackne good morning. thanks for starting your thursday with us. it is 6 a.m., august 11. i'm anne makovec. >> kenny and michelle are off today. if you played "pokemon go" be careful out on the streets. police in berkeley are the latest to give out a warning. they say that thieves are trying to steal players' phones. kpix 5 reporter sandra osborne is live in berkeley with more. >> reporter: good morning. this warning sparked by three recent robberies in town. those playing "pokemon go," two of those robberies close to the uc-berkeley campus and some actually well orchestrated. some of the victims have been giving police information. one man saying a guy jumped out of a waiting car, punching him, stealing his phone and wallet before running back to a getaway car. another victim,


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