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t's get a look a good morning. it's wednesday, august 31. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. let's head outside for a scenic shot of the city by the bay. >> wow. >> what a shot! >> lovely. >> that is taken from treasure island. we love that view. beautiful. >> never get tired of it. >> never, ever. >> best place on earth. [ laughter ] >> heard it right here. >> let's start with the altamont pass. that's usually our -- >> you know what? why don't we start with weather
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this time around. [ laughter ] >> sorry. >> that's okay. that's all right. we just want to keep them guessing. that will wake 'em up. hi, everybody. this is our live weather camera. you saw the view from treasure island looking to the west. now we're looking due east at the bay bridge. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. it's now 64 degrees in oakland. whoo! what a mild start to this last day of the month in which temperatures, take a look at san francisco, couple of degrees off its average mark, same in concord. san jose you're not at your average peak, either. oakland you should be at 74 but instead 71. you'll barely feel the difference. 60s with some clearing at the beaches today. wasn't it gorgeous yesterday at rockaway beach? 70s and refreshing around the peninsula jumping up to the mid- 80s in morgan hill and in gilroy. fremont you're at 75. 87 degrees. 60s, 70s and 80s to the north. looking ahead to the holiday, we have that forecast 18 after the hour but right now let's hand it over to roqui. >> thank you, roberta.
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let's start now with the altamont pass out of tracy. we have some red arrows there, cars driving at about 20 miles per hour so 205 to the altamont pass will take you a heavy 30 minutes. and then here's a look if you are taking that to the dublin interchange. altamont pass, 15 minutes. crash in fremont this morning at washington boulevard a two- car crash now on the shoulder. not causing too many delays. and then also 237 east and west for your connector ramps to 880 are closed and this is until 7:00 this morning. this is roadwork. here's a look at your bay bridge toll plaza. carquinez bridge to the maze westbound, 20 minutes. colin kaepernick is getting support from the mario woods coalition later today. the group is expected to speak outside of the san francisco police officers association. woods was shot and killed by police last year. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is
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live in the newsroom with more reporter: today's protest is once again pitting activists against the police. a controversy ramped up by colin kaepernick's stand -- or sit. he sat out the national anthem at friday's 49ers preseason game at levi's stadium and he plans to do it again. he says he was protesting police brutality against people of color. well, the peace officers resource association called kaepernick noisy and invited him on a ride-along with police through streets that border on anarchy. the san francisco police officers association demanded that the nfl apologize to the many police officers mr. kaepernick has disrespected. that's a direct quote. the backlash against kap came from all over the country and last night we heard from nba legend kareem abdul-jabbar about it. he called the action highly patriotic.
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>> thomas jefferson said we have to protect people's speech who say things we don't approve of. that was more important than protecting the speech of people who we approve of. >> he said he hopes that the quarterback follows up his actions with something concrete, that is do something to give meaning to the protest of "black oppression" and police brutality. but the sports stars are not expected at today's protest which will take place outside union headquarters. the organizers are protesting against high-profile police killings over the past two years. live in the newsroom, anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> we hear that colin kaepernick he will do it again tomorrow night? >> he will. the 49ers trying to distance themselves from the controversy saying they are focused on the game, but, of course, a lot of eyes will be on kaepernick when the notes of the national anthem start to play. of course, we are broadcasting
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that game tomorrow night on kpix 5. >> thank you. today is the deadline to apply for the next chief of police in san francisco. more than 25 candidates are in the running including acting chief toney chaplin. most of the candidates are reportedly coming from outside the department. former chief greg suhr resigned earlier this year after the department was criticized for being biased. bay area-based theranos enters the ring to fight zika but its blood tests for the virus gets rejected. kpix 5's maria medina is live in newark on the company's latest struggle getting the green light for one of its products reporter: kenny, theranos says that with just a few drops of blood it can tell you if you're carrying the zika virus. but they aren't going to be able to use them because the feds are saying, not so fast. the fda says theranos did not keep its patients safe enough during the testing process of those tests. so theranos is withdrawing its application to get those tests
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approved by the fda. zika is spreading across the country. many don't know they have it until they give birth to a baby who has birth defects. and now the cdc says they are running out of money and they hope lawmakers when they come back to congress next week approve more than $1 billion to fight the virus. >> it's important that this funding includes reimbursement authority and the authority to allow us to spend money sufficiently and rapidly. >> reporter: this is another setback for theranos. just a few months ago, the feds fined theranos and told the ceo that she couldn't open and operate the lab and told them they couldn't take medicare and medicaid patients because the blood tests are inaccurate. the ceo took full responsibility. they are not going to take any more patients at the newark lab and they are going to build it from the ground up. they are going to resubmit the application for the zika test
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to the fda. live in newark, maria medina, kpix 5. prominent republicans have won their primaries and will run for re-election to the u.s. senate in november. in arizona last night, senator john mccain beat back a primary challenge from a republican tea party activist. mccain is seek a sixth term and in florida, senator marco rubio easily won the republican nomination in his bid to retain his seat. republican presidential nominee donald trump is heading to mexico today to meet with that country's president nieto. the visit will be just hours before trump delivers a speech on immigration. meanwhile the progressive leaning magazine mother jones has published a story criticizing the modeling agency trump used to run. the article quotes some former models to describe trump model management as a crooked agency families in marin county will hear from school officials about their recent failing report card. it gave the sausalito school
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district an "f" grade saying that the district is funneling key funds away from black schools into a charter school. the marin county board of education shouldering a meeting tonight at 6:00 at bayside mlk school. singer chris brown just posted $250,000 bail to get out of jail in los angeles. brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon but his attorney says the charges are demonstrably false. the trouble started early yesterday morning after model baylee curran says brown pointed a gun at her because she admired a diamond necklace in his home. before brown was arrested police say he barricaded himself in his home for 14 hours. authorities are investigating a suspicious device that prompted a bomb scare in san jose. they gave the "all clear" but have not released details about the actual device. it all unfolded yesterday at a storage unit on south 4th street. police were called to the area
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on reports of a break-in. they found the device and called the bomb squad. several blocks in the area were evacuated. >> the cops ran over to me and they are hey, man, get out of the area right now. it's an emergency. so i was standing on the corner across the street. >> the bomb squad gave the "all clear" and the evacuations were lifted. it's unclear who left the device. in riverside county, more than 400 firefighters are trying to crush the "bogart fire" and some of the flames they are facing are 25 feet high. it has burned 1,000 acres and is 10% contained. some evacuation orders have been lifted. but crews are still battling the wildfire by ground and by air. at least 5 helicopters were working to crush the flames yesterday. and dry vegetation is seeing the down side of the "bogart fire." it ripped through fields. this is near beaumont and destroyed at least one
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building. one firefighter had nonlife- threatening injuries. investigators are still trying to figure out how the "bogart fire" got started but cal fire feels confident it was caused by a person. video from the international space station take a look at this makes two hurricanes bearing down on hawaii look menacing. this is the view of hurricane madeline and hurricane lester in the pacific ocean. meanwhile, the aloha state is bracing for the two intimidating storms. in downtown hilo on the big island several businesses are boarded up. and others are expected to follow suit today. >> businesses have been cooperative. a lot of the community have gone and are being prepared. >> civil defense has activated emergency operations center. it will be staffed 24 hours at least for the duration of hurricane madeline. on the east coast folks on the outer banks of north
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carolina are preparing for weather. forecasters expect up to 5" of rain as a tropical system blows by. that storm is not expected to go beyond tropical storm strength. time now 5:11. president obama heads to lake tahoe today. how he and other state leaders hope to figure out plain to keep tahoe blue. >> plus, do dogs understand us better than we think? the results of a new study next. >> oh, yeah. my dog understands everything about me. hi, everybody! it's been the dog days of summer. but i'm going to tell you about the cooldown just in time for the holiday weekend. >> and we have below 20 miles per hour along the altamont pass. we'll take a look coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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an r-v park in nevada. it happened last night.. as the plane approached reno- tahoe new video shows the moment after a plane hit an rv park in nevada last night at they approached reno-tahoe international airport. the plane hit the ground nose first and burst into flames. everyone at the rv park was accounted for. but authorities have not released any information about the people on the plane. today president obama will be in lake tahoe to meet with other state leaders about how to keep the lake clear and blue. mike leery shows us how the lake has changed and why this
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meeting might be more important than ever. >> reporter: preparations are under way now at harvey's outdoor amphitheater but president obama will be there speaking today. at the top of the agenda, keeping lake tahoe blue. >> it is a beautiful lake. it's the most beautiful lake probably in the united states. >> reporter: and tahoe is also a recreational paradise. >> this kind of gives us everything san diego does. you know, got the lake, which we just started kind of taking advantage of, kayaking and tried to paddle board for the first time yesterday with my girls. >> reporter: but data from the uc-davis tahoe environmental research center shows the lake has warmer temperature readings last year than ever before. >> so we had rain runoff as opposed to snow melt, a lot warmer, floats across the surface of the lake, carrying contaminants and that's what obscures our measurement of clarity. >> reporter: a century ago lake tahoe had a clarity of 100 feet in depth but now scientists at
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uc-davis say it's down to 73 feet. that's not the only issue that governor brown and president obama will hear about at the lake tahoe summit. >> we have things like aquatic invasive species here and we are looking to try to help prevent that from going into the lake and creating a catastrophe. >> reporter: environmental experts from california and nevada will attend. clarity is a challenge at the lake along with wildfires and the impact on forest land, issues the president will hear about firsthand at the lake tahoe summit. at lake tahoe, mike leary. >> lake tahoe is beautiful. >> haven't been there but i'm looking forward to going there. you always hear about the clear waters there. >> you can go anytime of the year. it's beautiful whenever. >> got to pack my bags. >> do it. [ laughter ] all right. it is 5:16 right now. a lot of people are packing in their cars heading to work, roqui. >> yes, they are. let's start right now with the altamont pass. obviously, that is our usual morning hot spot and cars are already driving at 20 miles per
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hour out of tracy along there. it will take about 30 minutes to get on the altamont pass and then head to the dublin interchange. that will take you about 15 to 20 and you can see some slow- moving traffic there in your commute direction. and then here's a look at the nimitz freeway if you are heading to oakland in the east bay, 238 to 80 northbound will take but 15 minutes. not looking bad in both directions there. and also here's a look at your east bay travel times here looking green altogether. and here's a look at 238 east and west. the ramp is closed until 7 a.m. if you are traveling from hayward into the peninsula, 880 to 101 westbound will take but 15 minutes. and then your bay bridge toll plaza carquinez bridge to the maze westbound will take you about 20 and we have some backup in the cash lane. otherwise the toll plaza looking good. metering lights will turn on about 5:30. it's been looking spectacular.
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we received a photographer from one of our weather watchers. this is dave in napa. he says this was last night sunset in napa. you know, looks very similar from out my window last night, just glorious. in fact, we received this photograph from kirk on a bike ride towards mines road. post your photographers on our facebook page. our live weather camera looking across the bay waters towards the beautiful port of oakland. you have there the bay bridge and above overcast skies. temperatures mild into the 50s and low 60s. 64 oakland. winds kicked up to 37 miles per hour in the evening hours. they are relaxing now westerly onshore "pushhhh" in san francisco at 11 across the bay 10 in oakland area. slight winds being reported
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across the santa clara valley. southwest 13 in ramon, west winds today gusts up to 30 around the immediate seashore where we have the building again of that very deep marine layer. it's hanging from the golden gate bridge to the sunset district into pacifica, moss and montara beaches. we'll see some clearing today on this last day of august. but because of the marine air influence, temperatures will not climb above 70 in san francisco. we have only hit 70 once this entire month in the city by the bay, the city of san francisco city on august 8. sunny clear around the bay today, mild inland. satellite and radar does suggest at this particular time that we have this tupper level trough enhancing the -- this upper-level trough enhancing the marine layer. unseasonably mild. tropical weather outlook. you have a couple of different hurricanes. that's madeline, that's lester veering away from the hawaiian
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islands by the weekend but this particular one has been downsized. wind gusts up to 115 will graze the big island right there clip hilo with about 5 to 10" of rain expected in the highest elevation of the mountainous areas of that particular island. now, back at home. we have 89 degrees in sacramento. 78 degrees in the tahoe area, pristine conditions. 64 monterey bay. today's numbers very similar to yesterday if not a degree or two cooler from the 60s to the 70s into the 80s. my outside number will be 90 towards saint helena also to the east in brentwood. then we have cooler trend as we slide into the holiday weekend. and that yours wednesday forecast. >> thank you. we have learned that man's best friend may actually understand man. >> and woman. >> that's right. >> yes. >> that's because dogs actually process words the same way humans do according to a study by hungarian scientists. just giving you a hard time. >> no, you're right on. >> they scan dogs' brains while
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listening to the owners talked to them. dogs also use the left hemisphere of the brain for words and right side for intonation. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, two of the highest paid pitchers at at&t last night. ♪[ music ] ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it rained in colorado so the dodgers will play a doubleheader today. so san francisco had a chance to pick up ground in the west. pretty in pink giants fans come in all colors. top of the fifth bases loaded for wellington castillo. and that's a base hit. two runs score. arizona goes up 4-1. johnny cueto's night over. he pitched 4 innings, gave up four runs. giants had a tough time against grienke. joe panik trying to make it happen in the eighth. double play. giants lose 4-3. the a's have reportedly traded coco crisp to the cleveland indians. he spent the last seven seasons in oakland. he is outspoken about his lack of playing time because, um, he claimed the a's were purposely trying to avoid paying him roster bonus. a's in houston that guy's job sure comes with a nice view. bottom of the third, berglund's
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bloop base hit single. graveman's only real big mistake, a monster home run. that engineer better crank up the train. astros beat the a's 3-1. a's wrap up three-game set with houston today. 49er more bad news. wide receiver bruce ellington placed on the season ending injured reserve list after suffering a torn hamstring on friday in the packers game presumably on the punt return. third year vet was supposed to see a lot of playing time as the 49ers slot receiver this season. that's not going to happen. 49ers and chargers final preseason game thursday night right here on the big 5. i'm headed to san diego today. i'll see you there tonight at 6:00. i'm dennis o'donnell. have a great day. an nba legend weighs in on the colin kaepernick controversy. coming up, more from kareem abdul-jabbar and how a local anti-police brutality moving is getting involved. >> reporter: a bay area company says its blood tests can tell
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colin kaepernick is getting some public support for his national anthem protest. the people behind the mario woods coalition are gathering outside the san francisco police officers association. anne makovec is live in the newsroom with more on their message. reporter: this is a long running controversy for the mario woods coalition. what added fuel to the fire, sports stars taking it to the national stage. 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick sat during the national anthem at friday's 49ers preseason game at levi's stadium and he said he plans to do it again. he said he was protesting police brutality against people of color. the peace officers research association called him noisy and invited him on a ride along with police through streets that border on anarchy. you just saw the quote from the police union demanding the nfl apologize to the many police officers mr. kaepernick has disrespected. the backlash against kap came
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from all over the country and last night we heard from kareem abdul-jabbar about it. the nba legend supports the statement despite the controversial way kaepernick went about it. >> i'm sure that -- that is the criticism that most people will say, you know, that he -- he should have picked a -- a better time and a better place to do it. but it was up to him and, um, and he did have an opportunity, um, and he -- he took it. so i'm -- i'm not going to judge him on that. >> in the "washington post" he wrote that instead of slamming kaepernick we should be horrified that 50 years later we're still talking about racial inequality. that's something the mario woods coalition has been talking about this. mario woods was shot and killed wielding a knife in the bayview shot by three officers more than two dozen times. since then the city has named his birthday mario woods day and the police union ripped the
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city for that. today's protest starts in front of the police union headquarters at 11 a.m. > it sounds like kaepernick will play tomorrow night? >> yes! there were plenty of people theorizing that kap, who was already on shaky ground with the 49ers, could be benched by this controversy. but we heard from the head coach yesterday kap will be on the field tomorrow night. of course, shameless plug, you can watch that game and another round of kaepernick sitting during the national anthem on kpix 5. investigators are trying to figure out what caused a bus to catch fire on 880 around 10:00 in san jose. as you can see from these pictures, flames were shooting into the air. the northbound lanes of the interstate were shut down while crews worked to contain it. and this is what is left of the bus. we are told ambulances were on scene but no word yet if anyone was hurt. city leaders in san jose are taking drastic measures to
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deal with a police staffing shortage. city council members declared a state of emergency last night. officers are so overworked and understaffed they are forced to sleep in rvs outside the police headquarters. the emergency declaration would allow the police chief to bypass union rules and decide how he can reassign officers on the streets. >> this staffing crisis isn't new but it's to the point where we need to do something to keep our officers and our community safe immediately. >> some city council members want to look at a longer term solution such as signing bonuses for officers. bay area-based theranos tried to step up and help fight the zika virus. but the blood test it pitched was shot down. kpix 5's maria medina is live in newark on the company's latest trouble getting its products approved. maria reporter: if you ever wanted to know if you are carrying the zika virus, theranos says it has a blood test that can tell you. but the feds are saying no.
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the fda is basically saying that theranos didn't do enough to keep its patients safe during the testing process of those tests. so theranos is withdrawing its application to get those zika tests approved. now, zika virus is spreading across the country and as you may know, you don't know you have it until you give birth to a baby who has birth defects. now the cdc says they are running out of money to fight it and they are hoping lawmakers when they return to congress next week approve more than $1 billion to fight the virus. >> but every day that republican leaders in congress wait to do their jobs, every day our experts have to wait to get the resources they need, that has consequences. it means weaker mosquito control efforts, longer wait times to get results, delayed vaccines. it puts more americans at risk. >> reporter: this is another setback for theranos. as you remember, just a few months ago, the feds fined
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theranos. they told the ceo that she could not own and operate a lab and, um, they told them they couldn't take medicare and medicaid payments because it appears their tests are inaccurate. the ceo says they take full responsibility, won't be taking any more patients at the newark lab and will rebuild it from the ground up. as far as the zika tests, they say they plan to resubmit that application to the fda. live in newark, maria medina, kpix 5. >> now that the theranos plan is rejected, are there still other ways to get tested for zika? >> reporter: yes. according to the california department of public health, they are testing for the zika virus and the cdc says that there are other laboratories across the country in a can test your urine and your blood for the virus. they say just check with your doctors to find out where they are. >> thank you. at this hour two major hurricanes barreling towards hawaii.
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these satellite pictures from nasa show their movement as they slowly make their way towards the islands. hurricane madeline is expected to make landfall sometime tomorrow morning. you're tracking those two hurricanes. >> it's been very exciting because we have a lot of activity in the western pacific right now, also on the east coast. east and west coast going on right here. and, in fact, i called up one of our satellite images so you can get a better view of hurricane madeline and lester. i want to get to it now. first you see them they look pretty impressive very well defined. and i want to share with you right now this one right here, this one is madeline, okay? then over here, this one that i'm circling that's hurricane lester. and i'm sorry, folks, i just kind of want to draw a happy face. i'll get away from my childishness. lester is going to move -- well, here's madeline. it's going to move right there towards the islands and that's why we're keeping a watchful eye on that particular view. watch it as it gets closer and
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it will hit hilo producing at least about 5 to 10 inches of rain. we are counting on that amount of rain in the most mountainous areas of the big island. so we're going to keep a watchful eye for the most part it will be beneficial rain there. we are seeing a little bit of drizzle this morning all associated with the low clouds and fog shrouding the very top of the bay bridge this morning. this marine layer is a little deeper than 24 hours ago. temperatures currently 50s and 60s. now, average high in concord is 87. today two degrees off the mark. today's temperatures maybe a degree or two cooler than yesterday. 60s beaches with clearing, 70s at the peninsula, 80s in morgan hill. east of the bay up to 87 degrees in brentwood and 60s through the 70s and 80s north bay. full forecast still coming up. thank you. let's take a look now at your bay bridge. the metering lights are on because it is 5:37. you see cars backing up toward the maze. the carquinez bridge to the maze westbound will take 20
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minutes and then delays through the toll plaza. hayward to the peninsula across the span about 15 minutes. so looking good. but you can see further up towards midspan a little slow- moving traffic there. and then on the altamont pass, cars coming out of tracy at 18 miles per hour. so very heavy out of the 205, that commute will take you about 30 minutes. dublin interchange will take about 15 minutes. there's a look at your traffic. back to you, kenny. >> roqui, thank you. the "islamic state" is vowing to avenge the death of its spokesman and chief strategist. isis says the man was killed while overseeing military operations in northern syria. his death is a blow to the group. the pentagon confirmed that the man was targeted yesterday by a u.s. air strike. donald trump is on the way to mexico today to meet privately with the country's president before heading to arizona later tonight to deliver a major speech on immigration. >> we are also going to secure
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our border and stop the drugs from pouring in and destroying our country. [ applause and cheers ] >> the speech comes amid speculation the republican nominee is softening his stance on deporting millions of illegal immigrants. kpix 5 political analyst melissa caen tells us more on what we might see at the event. >> reporter: if the crowd is responding in a particular way to a particular line of -- of what he is saying, then he will -- we have seen him in the past sort of take that and run with it and run totally off the teleprompter in an effort to work up the crowd. >> and it's a big day for hillary clinton, as well. the fbi could release documents including interview notes as early as today related to its probe into her email server. >> this is something that we wanted to have happen and we're really glad it's going to. >> adding to issues for the clinton campaign, the state department also revealed it has about 30 unseen emails
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recovered from clinton's server. those emails related to the 2012 benghazi attacks could be released next month. chipotle is trying to make a comeback after a series of e. coli outbreaks. its strategy begins with the children's menu. jill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com has that and more trending topics. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it is the last trading day of the month. yesterday the dow was down 4. nasdaq was down 9. the government wants to make some fixes to the affordable care act or obamacare. one idea is to use some of the fees from the marketplace for marketing to reach young people and get them to sign up. aetna, united and humana said they will be cutting back offerings because policyholders and older and sicker than expected and they are losing millions. shares of abercrombie & fitch fell 20% yesterday. they said sales fell in the past quarter. that makes it 14 quarters in a row of losses. it comes as young people and
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teens are ditching clothes with company logos and instead they want to buy so-called fast fashion, trendy cheap stuff from retailers like h & m, forever21 and zara. chipotle is trying to win back customers through kids. the chain is offering free meals to kids on sundays. chipotle is trying to recovering from illnesses that cut into sales. >> jill, we hear that there's an army of andre agassi invading the u.s. open in flushing meadows. what's that about? >> reporter: yeah. if you are heading to the open, you might run into andre agassi or at least one of his clones from back in the '80s. about 150 look-alikes will be sporting his signature mullet and neon clothing. they will be walking around the open selling coffee. some of it will go to the andre agassi foundation for education. >> i was a big fan of his shoes. i think they will make a comeback. what do you think about that
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fashion statement? >> reporter: you know what? i think everything comes back. so i don't know about the mullet but perhaps the neon clothes. >> fashion always returns. jill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. >> except for the big hair. i hope that doesn't come back. >> bring it back! poof! >> the poof! 5:42. she has been putting smiles on the faces of diners for decades. we introduce you to a woman who been waiting tables longer than some of you van live. -- than some of you have been alive. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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cuba. about an hour from now... for the first time in moshe half a century a direct commercial -- in more than half a century, a direct commercial flight will go to cuba. a jetblue flight is going from fort lauderdale to cuba.
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more than 400 flights a week are planned. >> the hotels are full. the infrastructure wasn't ready for the avalanche of interest whether it's american travelers, chinese travelers, canadian travelers. cuba is building their infrastructure up. they have plans over the next four or five years to add many additional hotels. so we just advise people to plan ahead. >> improvements in u.s.-cuban relations and more lenient restrictions on travel to the communist country have led to a surge in u.s. visitors. hundreds of people gathered in north beach last night to raise money for victims of an earthquake in italy last week. the san francisco italian athletic club organized its big italian dinner last night. $50 per person, all proceeds go to the italian red cross. >> we are the oldest italian organization, been here 99 years and we feel it's our responsibility to help out in some small way. >> nearly 300 people died in
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the earthquake and thousands of homes were destroyed. if you couldn't make it to the dinner, you can still make a donation. palo alto has seen plenty of perks from the tech boom but only on "5," the city's mayor tells us the spike in jobs isn't only spelling good news. mayor patrick burt says the region is growing at a rate that's unstainable. he told us that the, quote, feverish growth may actually undermine the economy in the long run. burt also stressed large companies like amazon keep buying up downtown office space turning a startup culture into a corporate one. most of all, he said, it's time other cities see the upsides of tech. >> we have almost zero unemployment. and the real truth is, we need as a country to look at how all areas benefit from the new innovation economy. why should we hold on to every job and every dollar that can be squeezed out of the tech economy? it's not healthy for us and deprives other regions from having the opportunity. >> burt says palo alto needs to
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build houses, not offices, to be sustainable. well, in the midwest, a woman named betty loves tying up her apron, pulling out her pencil and waiting tables. and while she walks just as fast as other waitresses, betty is a little different. she is 91. >> i have been called a lot of names. >> betty admits she is not too fond of changing technology but otherwise, she has the job down pat. ever since 1975, betty has been taking lunch orders laughing with customers and cutting lemon slices for all those diet cokes. and this waitress remembers well how busy she was during her very first shift at the saratoga. >> one day, abey called me and said, come on, we just want you to try. if you like it, stay. he give me a table of 10. i waited on them. and he says, now you want to
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work? i said i guess so. >> yeah, but while betty works hard she doesn't go overboard these days. she only waits tables on thursday afternoons. she's busy working for the weekend. >> she is. and that's hard work. that's a lot of work. >> she is remarkable. how long has she been doing this? >> since 1975. >> i lasted one week as a waitress and they fired me for talking to the customers too much. >> i can imagine. >> i can see that. >> food is getting cold, roberta. >> we love to have rapport with the waitresses and waiters. >> are you waitressed ? >> no. but i have plenty of waitresses and waiters that know me because i go out a lot. >> and you talk a lot. >> she is the norm of, i don't know what -- >> i talk too much. >> i know. >> big hair, big bow, and i talk too much. >> it's like cheers, you want to go where everybody knows your name. >> that's right. the nimitz freeway looking
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good in both directions. 238 to 80 northbound will take about 15 to 16 minutes. and then a look at westbound 4 from somersville road to willow pass road there's very slow traffic here in the pittsburg area. cars are moving about 30 miles per hour. and then of course also in your east bay we have the commute on the altamont pass 15 miles per hour out of tracy. and then moving on to your dublin interchange, looking very slow in the commute direction. altamont pass to 680 will take you up to 20 minutes this morning right now and let's move on to the bay bridge toll plaza backing up towards the maze, carquinez bridge to the maze westbound will take you 20 minutes but, of course, expect some slow traffic trying to get through the tolls. and we have an afternoon game for the giants today first pitch at 12:45. so expect major delays on the freeways and throughout the city as you're trying to get to the game or trying to drive through the city. but if you want to ride mass transit you have no delays to worry about right now. roberta? we have the forecast coming up for that baseball game as well today. boy, it's going to be a
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beautiful game with matt moore on the mound for the good guys. live weather camera from the transamerica pyramid looking due east. 15 minutes ago we could see the outline of the bay bridge but not at this time because of the influx of the deepening marine layer. currently we're in the 50s and 60s as you get ready to begin your wednesday getting the kids ready or figuring out what to wear to school today. the winds are increased on onshore "pushhhh" so we have cloudiness west wind 16 at san francisco, westerlies in oakland through emeryville into berkeley at 13. slight winds to the south. 9 in vallejo, 12 in fairfield. 13 san ramon. so you see the increasing low crowds and fog. marine deck is 1600 feet deep as it pushes onshore and moves into the bay, as well.
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we'll have a little clearing at the coast. alremaining unseasonably mild inland today. this is our satellite and radar. and it does suggest we have this upper level trough to the north of us enhancing the marine layer still under the influence of high pressure but we are watching this here. tropical weather update, madeline barreling towards the big island of hawaii. it's anticipated as a category 1 hurricane to nick the hawaiian islands. 5 to 10 inches of rain in the highest elevations of hilo. paco our floor director says what's hasth, hawaiian aleutian standard timed. so as it hits hilo at 8 a.m. this morning, 11 a.m. our time. 89 in sacramento. sunrise at 6:39. by the time it sets, 60s, 70s,
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80s outside number 90 today. pollen report is very high. and there you have your high temperatures. 62 to 90 today. enjoy your day. >> thank you. time now 5:52. next, how you can make a bit of extra cash just by taking bart this morning. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a man from sacramento was denied surgery because he is transgender. evan minton was supposed to get a hysterectomy on monday at mercy san juan hospital in carmichael. hours before it was scheduled to start, the hospital canceled on religious grounds. the hospital is part of the dignity health chain, which is affiliated with the roman catholic church. the facility says the procedure goes against its anti- sterilization policy. >> if i don't get this hysterectomy immediately, my life is on hold. and while my life is on hold, these intense feelings will only heighten and heighten. >> minton only has one procedure after the hysterectomy before she becomes a man. his doctor was able to set up an appointment at a hospital in sacramento scheduled for friday. if you are looking for cash, bart is offering passengers money to hop on
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board but there's a catch. can't take it from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. you earn points for every mile you travel by train. you get bonus points if you ride between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. or 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and you can trade the points for cash. the goal of the program is to ease congestion on bart and you can sign up on bart's website. it is 5:56. in the next half-hour, stand with kaepernick. that's the name of a demonstration planned this morning. as we hear from an nba legend who is backing the controversial sit-out. >> reporter: if you ever wanted to know if have the zika virus a bay area company says it can tell you. so why are the feds saying no? ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,, ,,,,
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and i'm kenny choi. colin kaepernick is getting support from the "mario woods
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n" later today. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, august 31. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. colin kaepernick is getting support from the mario woods coalition later today. the group will speak outside the san francisco police officers association. woods was shot and killed by police last year. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is live in the newsroom with details. reporter: this is a long running controversy for the mario woods coalition. what added fuel to the fire, sports stars taking it to the national stage. 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick sat during the national anthem at friday's 49ers preseason game at levi's stadium and he said he plans to do it again. he said he was protesting police brutality against people of color. the peace officers research association called him noisy and invited him on a ride along with police through streets that border on anarchy. you just saw the quote from the police union demanding the nfl apologize to the many police officers mr. kaepernick has disrespected. the backlash against kap came from all over the country and last night we heard from kareem abdul-jabbar about it. the nba legend supports the statement despite the contrors

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