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days. >> happy monday! we have patchy fog out there. a strong sea breeze this morning. temperatures now mainly in the 50s. today could be the coolest day of the week. we'll talk about that coming up. >> okay, thank you, lawrence. and outside right now, here's a live look over at the bay bridge. we have roadwork and also a fire in the east bay. one person is did following a crash in the east bay. it happened about 10:15 last night on westbound 580 in richmond. chp says a car went off the road at the bayview off-ramp and ended up on nearby railroad tracks. officers had been on the scene overnight to find out what happened. the clock is ticking for bart and its workers. a temporary contract extension ends sunday night and if there
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is no new agreement, bart workers may go on strike on monday. anne makovec reports. >> reporter: the bay area could be speeding towards more transit torment for riders. a 4.5 day strike in early july had commuters waiting for hours to get across the bay and that was a holiday week. a second strike next week would be worse. a bart board member talked about the negotiations sunday morning on kpix 5. >> we have made some progress with our supplementals and some of the smaller scale issues but the big issues are still outstanding. >> reporter: including salary and contributions to pensions and healthcare. a new report by the "mercury news" says bart workers already make more money than any of their peers. it says the average bart union worker made more than $76,000 last year. the top paid train operator
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grossed more than $155,000. and bart's best paid janitor made almost $83,000. >> these people make very, very good money and if it's truly just about wages a lot of people would bend over backwards to get some of those jobs. >> bart workers haven't had a raise in over four years and if you look at the revenue flows of bart they have increased. that's a fact. >> reporter: some of the figures are based on high levels of overtime and cashing out paid time off ballooning workers' salaries and management's, as well. >> our negotiations with unions define what is given to everyone else because everyone wants fair pay and benefits. >> reporter: the union says their pay is fair. >> i think there's a fallacy out there that all bart workers do is push a button and stand around. these are critical workers who provide a service to keep the public safe. >> reporter: but the public is losing patience. >> it's affecting all of us. they need to come to work until they come to terms with what's going on. >> reporter: negotiators for bart and its unions go back to the bargaining table on
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tuesday. in the newsroom, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> the "mercury news" reports bart's average employee makes about $30,000 more than transit workers in los angeles and $10,000 more than san francisco muni operators. new details of the death of that teenaged girl struck by a fire truck after this month's plane crash at the san francisco airport. the "chronicle" reports at least four san francisco firefighters saw ye meng yuan curled up on the ground. two of them reportedly thought the girl was already dead. it still isn't clear how she ended up on the ground in front of the plane's left wing. since that plane crashed, all foreign airlines heading for san francisco are advised to use a gps system to guide landings. as kpix 5's mike sugerman reports, there are concerns some pilots have a hard time landing there manually. >> reporter: matthew deprosper row is an aviation enthusiast, comes to the end of the runways on weekends to watch planes land and listen to the control
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to your. >> clear to push down to 1420. >> reporter: go-arounds weren't known much outside aviation circles until the crash of asiana flight 214 earlier this month. pilots called for one seconds before they crash-landed. it's a do-over of sorts. >> the whole process is to keep everybody alive. >> reporter: he is a former airline pilot and head of a pilot safety committee who, in a three decade career maybe had half a dozen go-arounds total. in a six-week period in which records were studied, asiana called for one six to eight times more than expected. >> they are not efficient. >> reporter: they rely too much on automatic controls and don't have enough training on hand flying the plane because he says they don't get enough trying on go-arounds and visual flying. actually flying the plane. >> the accident of 214 shouldn't have happened if they knew how to fly. >> reporter: a stunning indictment. we tried to get a hold of
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asiana airlines but they didn't return our calls. some people are calling for experienced pilots for other airlines to be in asiana cockpits if they are going to land in san francisco. at sfo, mike sugerman, kpix 5. >> airport commissioner eleanor john says that asiana pilots appear to rely heavily on instrument guided landings and lack the training to touch down manually. police are looking for suspects in connection with a shooting in san francisco. within person was shot just before 7 p.m. last night at geary and 29th avenue. investigators say it happened after the victim got into an argument with at least two men in another car. the car had two bullet holes and a shattered window. the victim was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. police in hayward are looking for a shoplifter who shot at two security guards at a home depot. one guard was show the and another pistol-whipped around noon at the store on hesperian boulevard. police say the guards approached the man after seeing
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him try to steal a carful of tools. the suspect ran off after the attack. one guard was shot in the shoulder. more than $2 million of pot was discovered on a boat in santa cruz. what led to the discovery and why smugglers may have chosen a particular spot to reach land. >> reporter: it's an unmarked beach typically only santa cruz locals know about just along highway 1. that's why shark tooth beach is now the crime scene of a major drug bust on the central coast. a state lifeguard was making his rounds when he spotted people acting suspiciously. then of the lifeguard found a boat by the shoreline filled with almost 1200 pounds of marijuana an estimated value of $2.1 million. 175 bundles of marijuana inside the boat to be exact. that's when multiple law enforcement agencies stepped in and arrested these four people,
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four men. all booked in santa cruz county jail. homeland security says smugglers have gotten smoother with moving large amounts of drugs in a short period of time. they say that's because tighter regulations down south are getting them to move from mexico up through the central coast. there have been other sightings like one in big sur back in march and also in san luis obispo and santa barbara county. >> these drug trafficking organizations are increasingly brazen. they are operating in daylight hours. they are using popular beaches as drug drop-off points. >> investigators say that it is too early to tell if all of the drug busts are related. firefighters in fresno county continue working to contain a large wildfire. it's burned 14 square miles in the sierra national forest 75 miles northeast of fresno. authorities have evacuated 16 campgrounds near shaver lake. so far no houses are threatened and the fire is 15% contained
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but it keeps expanding in the late afternoon when temperatures go up. time now is 37 minutes after 4:00. did they name a tropical storm after my dog? >> i think so. >> i think there's tropical storm flossie in hawaii. >> very nice. >> great stuff. >> eyebrow check. >> i know. i still have them. [ laughter ] >> it was close a couple times down there in gilroy. what a great weekend for them. temperatures not too hot. today we'll get cooler outside. low clouds and fog begin to make their way back onshore. a strong sea breeze kicking in. seeing some of those winds sustained in fairfield at 29 miles per hour. so blowing pretty good right now. clouds over the bay, as well. the temperatures 58 degrees in oakland. it is 57 in san jose. and 55 degrees and breezy into s you see the low clouds and fog beginning to stretch onshore. looks like today a cool day as we'll see plenty of clouds early on and a slow burnoff so numbers well below average sometimes in the upper 80s this time of year, but today below
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that as much as 7 to 13 degrees. 60 in san francisco. 70 santa rosa. 79 degrees in livermore. we'll have more on your weather coming up in a moment. let's check the roads with elizabeth. thanks, lawrence. we have a hotspot in traffic even though the weather is cooling down. it's northbound [ indiscernible ] in downtown san jose so you can see a little bit of slowing on our sensors. it's a car fire. it is blocking the right lane. again, that's northbound 280 right there by the 10th street exit. except for that, that's the only incident in the chp reports. we have our usual overnight roadwork. this time eastbound 580 north greenville to north flynn. should be wrapping up later on in the morning by 9 a.m. in the commute direction so far free and clear from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. and taking outside this is what it looks like now across the golden gate bridge. just a few cars out there. nice and light coming into san francisco. back to you. the new zealand racing team
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is headed for the finals. yesterday the team beat italy's luna rosa in the final meeting of the america's cup challenger trial in san francisco. they secured enough points overall to advance to the louis vuitton cup final. the team says they will use the extra time to fix up their 72- foot catamaran. >> if we can get on here, we'll have more race time under our belts, that we have a fairly large amount of work to do to our boat. a lot of changes and modifications to hopefully improve the performance and, you know, it obviously takes time. >> also what's next for the italians? they will face the swedish team in the semis on august 6. the louis vuitton cup finals start on august 17. the winner of that race will face oracle team usa starting september 7. in bay area news now, the san francisco giants will visit president obama at the white house today. this is video from a couple of years ago after san francisco
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won its first ever world series. today visit is to commemorate last season's world series victory. it kicks off a five-game road trip for the giants who need wins to get out of last place. hopefully it helps. a little bit of hollywood now in san francisco. crowds gathered in north beach this weekend as crews filmed scenes for the follow-up to rise of the planet of the apes. the set of dawn of the "planet of the apes" included several damaged cars and a san francisco police cruiser. it follows a group of apes and it's due out next july. 19 minutes before 5:00. clashes in egypt are the worst ever. how emotions are spilling over into the bay area. >> plus, buried in a landslide. and you won't believe what scary moment happens next to the people trapped inside. ,,,,,,,,
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from naples in southern italy. the driver is among the dead. he lost control and hit several cars, then the bus fell off a viaduct and plunged about 100 feet. witnesses say the bus seemed to be going the normal speed when it suddenly started hitting cars. another american died following last week's train derailment in spain. a houston woman died on sunday from her injuries. and that brings the number killed to 79. a woman from virginia was also killed. the driver of the train faces multiple charges of negligent homicide. today police in egypt arrested two leaders connected to the "muslim brotherhood" for inciting violence. this comes as protests continue in cairo in support of the "muslim brotherhood." that's the political party of egypt's former president, mohamed morsi. violence has killed more than 260 people since the military coup earlier this month. dianne feinstein says she is concerned about the crisis in egypt. she told cnn she is surprised that the egyptian military
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would urge people to go into the streets. >> i don't think we know what kind of egypt is going to emerge. i think it's very important for this new president and vice president to expert their authority now. it will show whether a democracy in terms of civilian control of the military can effectively govern that country. and so the next few months i think are going to be real eye openers for the world. >> in downtown san jose, morsi supporters held a rally to denounce the military coup. one demonstrator says egypt needs to give democracy a chance to work. >> whether we disagree with the president morsi, it shouldn't be like that. things should be corrected with democratic process. >> sarah has family members in egypt taking part in protests
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there. she says the coup is destroying egypt's fragile democracy. for the first time in three years, israel and palestine will meet face to face with peace talks. tara mergener reports from washington. reporter: demonstrators in palestinian territory and israel protested the news that peace talks will resume today between the two governments, further evidence of the deep mistrust on both sides. the breakthrough to get the two sides talking again came after israel's cabinet approved the release of more than 100 palestinian prisoners. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu called it a tough decision. it's unpopular with people in his country. >> murderers should not be freed. they should be killed. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry invited the parties to washington for the talks after the israeli cabinet
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approved the prisoner release. >> both leaders in the region, prime minister netanyahu and president abbas, have made a courageous decision to return to talks. >> reporter: these talks are many to lay the groundwork for -- meant to lay the groundwork for future negotiations. one person from each side will take the lead for each party. they have a tall task. peace talks have been on and off for 20 years. >> getting to the table is not the same thing as halting israeli settlements in palestinian land. >> reporter: the peace talks broke down nearly through years ago. tara mergener, cbs news, washington. >> the initial talks will start tonight over a dinner, an evening meal in which muslims break their ramadan fast. kerry will host the talks at the state department and they will continue tomorrow. 4:47. 13 minutes before 5:00. i did that in my head.
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[ laughter ] >> very well done. >> you're back from gilroy. we're leaning back a little bit. >> can you smell it? >> unfortunately. >> it was a great time, guys. now we have some changes coming our way. kind of a cool weekend around the bay area today. we are going to watch those temperatures bottoming out. a strong onshore breeze. and yup, it looks like the clouds moving in along the coastline, patchy drizzle as well and clouds inside the bay. that strong sea breeze, some winds gusting over 30 miles per hour in some of the interior valleys. so this afternoon we're looking at temperatures topping out in the 70s and low 80s in the warmest spots. you will see a lot of 60s inside the bay, clouds at the coastline and highs there in the 50s and breezy. a stronger sea breeze today, low pressure off the coastline, the trough along the west coast is going to help to ramp up the marine layer and keep us cool throughout today. and then it looks like this will be the coolest day of the week. temperatures will warm up slightly day by day, not a lot.
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90s in the valleys, 99 hot in fresno, 96 yosemite. 90s ukaih. comfortable temperatures in the south bay. 76 san jose, 80 morgan hill, 71 mountain view, 60s toward the coastline. then 70s a few low 80s well inland and that's about as warm as it's going to get. inside the bay slow to clear out today 66 degrees in oakland and about 60 in san francisco. next couple of days we are going to watch those temperatures slowly warming up and then maybe toward next weekend those temperatures near 90 in the hottest spots. let's check the roads with elizabeth. thanks, lawrence. we still have that car fire still blocking the right lane. it's coming through downtown san jose. this is the area northbound 280 by 10th street just a heads up we are seeing slowing northbound. going against the commute, we still have the overnight roadwork eastbound 580 north greenville to north flynn. but once again the commute direction not seeing those typical delays that we usually see. so there may be some delays right now on the richmond line.
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this is right there on your bart map so we'll try to get some more information but we're hearing about some delays on the richmond line for bart trains all of their lines on time. and outside, here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. slight delays in the cash lanes. but out in the east bay, here's a look at the nimitz. 880 through oakland looks good through here but it's in the san leandro hayward area where they are doing roadwork in both directions northbound and southbound. that work creating slowing on the morning sensors. it should be picked up in the next few minutes. back to you. >> thank you. a landslide in china nearly buried four men alive and we have the amazing video of it happening. watch as the slide comes rushing down -- look at that -- covering the car and shaking the camera and the mountain road. when it finally stopped, the men actually got out of the car. rain is causing flooding and
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crop damage in china. flooding this year in china killed hundreds of people. more than 200 missing. $53 million in jewels are missing in the french riviera. as charlie d'agata says, the heist happened at the hotel featured in the alfred hitchcock thriller "to catch a thief." >> reporter: the holdup happened at the luxury carleton hotel in broad daylight. at least one armed robber reportedly ran off with a briefcase full of jewels and vanished into the crowds strolling along the promenade. it's the third time in two months jewel thieves have hit cannes the last two the work of sophisticated gangs says this french journalist. >> i'm not talking about somebody knocking on the head of an old lady to pinch her purse. they are organized gang plan it like a military operation. it's a film scenario so of course it happens in cannes. >> reporter: during this year's famous film festival, robbers ripped a safe out of a hotel room making off with a million
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dollars in jewels meant to add sparkle to hollywood "a" listers. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. >> amazing it happened at the same place as "it takes a thief." the old movie. movies slashing the competition at the box office coming up next.
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checking out your microclimate forecast, moving into hayward you will see breezy cool conditions today maybe 69 by the afternoon. >> around the bay area, quiet at the golden gate bridge. a few delays in the cash lanes on the bay bridge and silicon valley looks good on 237. more "timesaver traffic" coming up.
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wolverines topped the box office this weekend. hugh jackman as the superhero opening with $55 million in north america. last weekend's top movie the conjuring moved to second. "despicable me" 2 is in third. >> that was a great movie. it is getting more expensive to fill your tank the average price up 8 cents in the past two weeks. in san francisco now, you're paying an average of 4:03 for a gallon of regular un-- $4..03 in san francisco. the website pinterest will start selling promoted pins to businesses. it will work with companies to track users' online habits and send them ads for products mother people in oklahoma buy fast -- more people in
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oklahoma buy fast food than any other state. consumers in oklahoma spend the most on average of $101 a month on fast food in just a month. people in vermont spend the least, $28 a month. californians fall somewhere in between all that spending an average of $47 a month on fast food. now 4 minutes before 5:00 on your monday morning. coming up a dangerous downpour. a tour bus washed away in arizona. passengers escaped unharmed. >> plus, changes at sfo. what the faa is asking foreign pilots to do following the deadly asiana crash. >> reporter: and one week of talks separates bart and its two unions from a strike. we'll tell you where negotiations stand and a new report on how much bart employees are really making. ,,
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uncertain feeling right now. just one week away from a potential bart strike. >> a lot of people would bend over backwards to get some of those jobs. >> these are critical work who provide a service to keep the public safe. >> the process is to keep everybody alive. >> the faa advises all foreign pilots to use gps for landing at sfo. >> some are calling for experienced pilots from other airlines to be in asiana cockpits if they are going to land in san francisco. >> drug traffic organizations are increasingly brazen. >> a major drug bust on a santa cruz beach. >> lifeguard found the boat by the shoreline filled with almost 1200 pounds of marijuana. >> for the first time in three years, israel and palestinians have agreed to restart preliminary peace talks. >> a jewelry caper in cannes fit for hollywood. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> there's a line drive! >> good morning. it's monday, july 29.
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i'm michelle griego. >> i'm brian hackney. mr. mallicoat is sleeping peacefully at this hour. >> let's hope. >> let's hope so anyway. it's time for weather and traffic. we'll begin with traffic first. elizabeth. nevermind. >> you don't look like elizabeth. >> that's not me. >> weather first. we have low clouds and fog onshore this morning. a strong sea breeze kicking in so that means we are looking at the coolest day of the week on this monday. outside temperatures in the 50s right now. the winds gusting to over 30 miles per hour in fairfield. so you have a strong onshore breeze and that means we are going to keep the clouds in place for quite a while this morning. southeast at 11 into san jose. southwest at 8:00 in san francisco. in through the delta stronger to 26 right now sustained into fairfield. so you're going to see that strong onshore breeze today. that means low clouds and fog going to linger a bit longer and these temperatures going to stay way down on average usually in the upper 80s inland. today well below average about


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