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and then, something out of this world happened. >> it was amazingly beautiful. i had no idea you could take your glasses off and see these hazes and glows and diamonds and -- it was -- it was spiritual. it was absolutely life changing. >> that was like the most incredible thing i've ever seen. when it reached totality and there was just the ring around the moon, oh, man, that was incredible. >> that was pretty amazing. i cried like a baby. >> reporter: you cried? >> i cried. it was a little unexpected. it was so moving. i don't know. i just -- tears started streaming. it was really amazing. it was probably one of the coolest things i've seen. >> reporter: i didn't cry, but i gotta tell you, my jaw dropped. it was absolutely the weirdest thing you've ever seen. it goes completely dark and
there's no more sun. it's something that will last in my mind forever. something that a lot of people are thinking about right now that's going on on i-5. check this out. that's the traffic that is leaving the salem area. it is absolutely stopped. it has not moved in hours. and they're saying the 30-mile drive to portland is taking about three hours. >> brutal. >> reporter: if i were those folks, i'd pull off and do something else for a while. >> maybe wait for tomorrow. make a minivacation about it. tell me about your journey. a couple of weeks ago we were going back and forth, should you go to wyoming or oregon. do you still feel like where you are was the best place to be? >> reporter: i do. because -- fortunately we have great meteorologists like billy and paul there and they gave us the go ahead. you guys, it's looking good. up until the last couple of
minutes, we had high cloudiness the night before. got up this morning, and it was absolutely perfect outside. it could not have been better conditions. from what i'm told, we may have some of the best shots anywhere in the country of this eclipse. >> they were pretty tech tabular seeing it on tv. and then we also talked about a lot of different groups coming from all over the country and world to witness this incredible event. have you met anybody who's been interesting who's made the long journey? >> i met a lot of cool astro geeks. that's what we started calling them. they're so interested in what's going on in astronomy. people coming from czechoslavakia, japan. there were a number of viewing festivals, music festivals. then they schedule a baseball game to coincide with the eclipse. and the guy who owns the team, this wonderful gentleman named
jerry walker, he called mlb and said i'm look at my calendar, there's going to be a total eclipse, let's do something. it was perfectly handled. the two baseballs they used to throw in the beginning of the game, they're going to coopers town to go in the hall of fame. although they're probably stuck in traffic now on the way to portland. >> i'm sure they're saying it was definitely worth it. >> reporter: yeah. it definitely was. >> all right. thanks for the gorgeous pictures. here in the bay area, we got to see a partial eclipse. people lined up along the embarcadero in san francisco. here's what it looked like in the east bay. the moon almost covering up the sun here. this was taken in walnut creek. in pleasant hill, drivers breaking the rules to see the event. dozens of people pulled to the side of the freeway and got out
of their vehicles to take pictures. people in the south bay couldn't get enough of the moon taking a bite out of the sun. kpix 5's kit doe tells us people there almost missed it. >> reporter: we had 75, 76% coverage. not bad. if you had to be here in the south bay, this was the place to be at the headquarters of the san jose -- lots of diy solutions and thank goodness the marine layer burned off just in time. you know that cool marine layer we love so much in the summer time? it almost ruined everything here in san jose. at first, the clouds helped our cameras by cutting down the light enough to give us a shot of the initial start. but by 9:30, the clouds burned off and that's when the oohs
and awes started. the san jose astronomical association hosted an event which drew hundreds of people. project a sharp and large image of the eclipse for everybody to see. >> you don't have to look through a telescope one at a time to see it. people just loved it. i think it's just great. >> reporter: jeff used not one but two welding masks. it worked like a charm, giving a nice sharp image and turned the sun an erie yellow-green color. but no surprise here, the best image of the day came from glen who mounted a viewer to a telescope and projected the image for the crowd to see. >> you know, when you look up in the sky and there's a lot of amazing things to see and to learn about. >> reporter: and so we did see a couple of people use those colanders to cast a shadow and also a couple of pin hole
cameras. if you're going to see an eclipse, this is the way to go: hang out with the astro geeks. >> thank you. now, while the bay area only got to see a partial eclipse, millions of americans were in the path of today's total solar eclipse. the lunar shadow made its way from oregon to south carolina. and this is what it looked like in oregon, wyoming, missouri and south carolina. the moon covered the sun casting a long shadow across earth. and dozens of lucky eclipse chasers got one of the best and earliest views. an invitation only event on alaska airlines allowed them to get a look above the clouds 15 minutes before it hit the mainland. >> this is very star wars-ish. it never gets old. you never see these colors. you never see this dramatic change in the sky light.
>> the flight delivered a minute and 43 seconds of totality for everyone on board. as darkness fell across the country, power companies were hard at work to keep your inside lights on. areas that didn't see total darkness were still expected to take a solar energy hit. in the bay area alone, it could have been enough to blackout 650,000 homes. luckily pg&e turned to alternative energy sources like hydro power and natural gas to fill in the gaps. no surprise, the eclipse was the big talker on social media. paul with some of the posts from around the area. >> so many tweets. it's so cool to see people appreciate what we don't appreciate every day, the sun. everybody was looking at the sun today. a lot of early tweets we saw. folks were worried about the fog and low cloud cover. thank three the marine layer did not stop the show. tony posted this photo on
instagram. same theme in this shot from san francisco. the caption here: break in the clouds. thank goodness. this group of cal students of prepared to wait out the weather in berkeley. and there were plenty of selfies like this one. the caption here, i think something we can all agree: wow. don't worry, if you missed the eclipse this time around, parts of the united states will see another one in 2024. there's another one coming to northern california. the not so good news, in 2045. >> we'll wait it out. much more on the eclipse and the excitement along the band of totality tonight on the cbs evening news at 5:30. still ahead at 5:00, president trump prepares to address the nation to layout his new strategy for afghanistan. py puic school is forced to make room for a charter school as parents complain they were given no symptom. >> and from 99 sites to 4,
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hour from now... president trump will address the nation about his new strategy in afghanistan. and it u-s troops less than an hour from now, president trump will address the nation about his new strategy in afghanistan. and his likely to include more u.s. troops. kpix 5 political reporter mel isa cane is here with a preview. . >> we are not winning right now. military leaders have argued that more troops are needed to stabilize the government in afghanistan, which is slowly losing to the taliban. >> reporter: u.s. troops in afghanistan could soon be getting reinforcements. president trump is expected to outline a plan tonight to send
about 4,000 more. and to put new pressure on pakistan to stop providing a safe haven for terrorists. >> the president has made a decision. he wants to be the one to announce it to the american people. >> reporter: the president met with key advisers last week. james mattis said the president's decision process was rigorous and involved all members of the national security team. president trump made his afghanistan decision without former chief strategist steve bannon who was fired on friday. it was bannon who urged the president to send paid mercenaries rather than troops to afghanistan. the president has also questioned whether the u.s. needs to pull out of the country altogether. virginia senator tim kaine appeared on ms nbc's morning joe. >> we want to invest in afghanistan so what happens in
afghanistan stays in afghanistan. >> reporter: initially sent troops in 2001 following the terror attacks. >> since 2001, 2,300 u.s. soldiers have died there or from wounds from the war. >> you can see the president's address live right here on kpix 5 beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by the kpix news. in spain, police shot and killed the man they believe was behind the wheel during the terror attack in barcelona. witnesses spotted the 22 year old terror suspect in a train station. police say he was wearing what appeared to be an explosive belt. it turned out to be a fake. investigators now believe they have accounted for all members of the terror cell blamed for 15 deaths. 10 u.s. sailors are listed as missing after a collision between a navy warship and a
oil tanker. pictures show the damage to the uss john mccain. water flood quarters where the sailor was sleeping. the navy has ordered a one day stand-down after this accident. a conflict over school resources is brewing in the north bay. it's centered around a new charter school in fairfax. why some parents are upset. >> reporter: this group of parents and students timed this protest with a visit by the california department of education. they want the cde to know it's not okay they made room in their public school for a charter school. the curb covered in pops of orange by a group that wants to be seen, specifically by education officials who have the power to change the rules. >> we are protesting against the cde. we're not protesting against the charter. because they're not doing their jobs correctly.
>> reporter: 6th graders at white hill middle school are about to be impacted by prop 39. it requires public schools to provide room for charter schools. >> what we've realized in this community is the laws are written to favor charters and there's not a lot of room for public input. >> reporter: a building at this public school will be set aside from ross valley charter. this pushes the rest of the 6th graders into the middle school. >> it's only supposed to hold 500 kids, but there's going to be 800 of us in there. >> it's hard for us to go into middle school already, and now to have the charter kids coming in too. >> reporter: the charter school won't even have enough students. a representative from the charter school says their current enrollment of 139 kids won't impact the public school at all. >> the district said they could
still offer the programs they have for middle school students even if they gave us those 8 classrooms. >> reporter: ross charter school is not in violation of any rules. even with that straightforward ruling, that's not stopping these parents from putting up a fight. >> if this happened in our community, it could happen in any community across california because of poorly written laws. >> reporter: the public schools and charter school all start on wednesday. these protestors say they're not done fighting. they're going to take this to the state level and try to get some laws changed. a group called patriot prayer still plans to hold a rally on saturday in san francisco. that is if they get a permit from the national park service. top city officials want the permit denied citing potential for violence. they are planning two counter protests on friday and saturday in front of city hall.
berkeley is trying to prevent violence at a rally on sunday by antimaxists. this new -- empowered the city manager to issueban on weapons like sticks and knives. it covers protestors who move on the streets and sidewalks where police usually have less authorities than a city park. typy homes in san jose are causing a big headache. the initial plan was to have these small homeless shelters in 99 areas around the city. that number is now down to 4. neighbors living in these forelocks aren't going to let it happen without a fight. >> reporter: as homeless people continue to camp out in this san jose park and surrounding streets, a proposal to house people in tiny neighborhoods is losing ground. >> no one wants to take
responsibility. >> reporter: pastor scott wages is talking about how -- out of 99 proposed sites, just 4 are left. >> as much as i feel bad for the neighborhoods, i understand the situation. and i live downtown now. so i know what it's like to live in a neighborhood where there's a lot of people, but we all have to take a hit. >> reporter: tiny homes are only about 70 square feet and are considered temporary housing. but one neighborhood leader says san jose mishandled the project and is now facing the backlash. >> people didn't know this was going on. >> reporter: marilyn lives near one of the sites the city is still considering, a vacant piece of land in south san jose that's close to bus lines and a library. >> manches for the neighborhoods to have a lot of input into the process. >> reporter: one city council members is already saying no. >> i don't think it's going to be faster than building
permanent housing. i don't believe it's going to be cheaper and i don't believe it's going to have the desired effect. >> reporter: for now, san jose will continue to have one of the highest concentrations of unsheltered people in the nation. kpix 5. the remaining sections of the old bay bridge will be brought down ahead of schedule. plans to demolish 13 remaining foundations in the bay. the work should be done by mid- november. the accelerated schedule should save $10 million lessen environmental impacts. >> now is the time to not only work smarter, but now is the time also to work faster. and again this whole effort is all about cleaning up the bay. it's about removing things in the bay that we don't need. >> to protect drivers, caltrans will need to close the new bridge on a rolling basis. pedestrian and bike paths will also be closed on some days. we have a link to schedule onie
website. the first pier implosion will be saturday, september second. we're going continue to cool down and stay glooming like that ocean beach shot currently or will we warm up? the answer in your 7-day forecast next. >> and coming up all new at 6:30, a san jose state professor punished for sexual harassment coming back to class. but his future students say this isn't what they signed up for. that's coming up after the president's address.
moon's shadow as it crossed the u-s from coa you anyhow nasa would get in on this. a spectacular sight in the sky. nasa satellite captured the moon's shadow as it moved across the coast. the path of totality was 70 miles wide, moving into oregon, crossing the country, exiting in south carolina. around he we did have cloud cover this morning. gotta be honest, i was nervous
when i woke up, but thankfully a good portion of the bay area was able to see the partial solar eclipse we had around here. 65 in san francisco right now. clouds already rolling back in. a lot of 70s out there, cooler than yesterday in concord and livermore. santa rosa, you did not hit 70 in some parts of sonoma county today. there's a low pressure area off the california coastline. it's before firing up thundersov sierra. they're moving from the east to the west. it's a pretty good chance sacramento is going to see showers tonight and there are actually a few showers which are within 40 or 50 miles of morgan hill, gilroy and san jose. there's a tiny chance you may encounter a sprinkle or two out toward the delta. a quick passing shower.
62 degrees in concord. livermore, -- with the cloud cover moving in, a mild night. here's the satellite radar view. kind of bashful. it's low. that's why they're also moving in our direction from east to west. that ridge will get closer. we will get warmer throughout the week. widespread morning cloud cover once again burning off to the coastline by the afternoon. we'll have a sunny day. but near or cooler than average when it comes to temperatures. no more than 10% chance, but you saw it on the radar. gradual warming each day this week. most of the warming will be inland. well into the 70s near the bay. your tuesday highs, 80s for
view of the solar eclipse. >> actually, just yesterday, we didn't -- well, adapting our plans to a solar eclipse at all, but we changed our minds this morning and said go to the civic center and let's have a look at the solar eclipse. >> people also got a free pair of eclipse glasses for today's viewing. cbs evening news is up next. >> hi, up next, it was lights out. parts of the country went dark as the solar eclipse swept across america. >> the search is on for 10 missing navy men after the second deadly collision in two months. >> and president trump lays out his strategy for the war in afghanistan. coming up in just a few seconds on the cbs evening news. all right. thank you. and thank you for watching tonight at 5:00. >> we are back for the news at 6:00, after the president's
address. we'll see you then. captioning sponsored by cbs [cheering] >> mason: america cheers the darkness as the moon has its day in the sun. the first coast-to-coast total eclipse in 99 years. >> that is legit. >> it look just a tiny bit like pacman. >> mason: also tonight, the navy ordered a worldwide pause in operations as it investigates the second deadly collision in two months. president trump lays out his new strategy for america's longest war. and a class reunion of astronomical achievers under the sun. ♪ please don't take my sunshine away ♪