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this is kpix news. >> it is 7:30 on sunday, december 15 the. thanks for joining us this morning. >> just a whole bunch to talk about in our next hour. >> last week the congress unanimous hearings about the plain crash last summer. and a lot of issues from problems with the pilots to obviously the first responders on the ground, a 16-year-old girl was hit by two fire trucks. we are talking about some of the things that are changed, but more importantly not changed yet in the wake of that deadly crash. >> and this week i took a little trip out to candlestick. interesting place, you know. in the next couple of months they're going to be selling those seats we all know about that. but you might be surprised at some of the other things you
can buy from the old stick as they get ready for the big tear down. >> that might be good as we're talking about holiday shopping, only ten days left. >> and see how much they cost. >> also going to take a look at poverty. a new study talks about government programs, the country's security net and talks about how important they are for many americans out there. >> and talking to somebody from the food bank. very locallity time of year, i any they're having some trouble raising donations. >> and also recent cuts to the food stamp program nationwide. that is playing in, too, with a lot of need they're seeing coming through their doors. >> first let's check in with our weather headlines this morning. little hazy. the air quality not very good. it is a spare the air day today, the 8th consecutive. so no wood burning unless it's a main source of heat. temperatures 30, 40s in some spots. cool morning, going to be
warming up gradually throughout the day. hazy sunshine again, that spare the air day. seen record numbers of those so far this season. temperatures mild through tuesday. we'll have your extended forecast coming up. >> thank you. this casket of nelson mandela was buryd this morning. he's in his final resting place now in his hometown of kudu south africa. ceremonies bring together ten days of celebrating husband life adulation guess. mandela's family requested privacy during the burial. an hour before the state funeral started, mourners continue to celebrate by dancing in the aisles of. his body was escorted by the military into his hometown. 4500 guests attended the funeral. among those paying their last respects were oprah winfrey and gayle king.
bishop desmond tutu was me knowledge those leading the procession. it was broadcast live throughout south africa. people gathered in stadiums or whether there was a television to pay their final respects to the family who reconciled the country in i had most volatile period. he passed away at 95 years old. >> new this morning a dispute over the cause 6 death of the woman who went missing at the general hospital. she was found dead in a stairwell back in october. her attorney says the coroner's report was wrong. he says she died of starvation or dehydration. she went missing for 17 days. also new this morning, federal officials have now green lighted disaster assistance for areas affected by a massive weinshienk wildfire. while the rimfire damaged 257,000 acres from august to october and after the fire was
out, fema turned down a request for aid. but it reversed that decision on friday after governor brown filed an appeal with new damage estimates. those estimates now exceed $54 million. >> and developing news in colorado, the teenager who shot a fellow student at pointblank range may have been holding a grudge against the librarian. a local sheriff says 18-year- old carl pierson fired six shots from a pump action shotgun on friday inside the high school. a 17-year-old girl was shot in the head and is now in critical condition. he later took his own life. his originally target may have been a librarian who coaches the school's speech and debate team. authority say pierson was recently kicked off the team and then made some sort of threat. there's a look your top stories. back to you guys. taking a closer lookout, a lot came out of the investigation of the crash.
>> the pilot said he was concerned about the landing and then the ntsb's into the pilot's dependence on automatic going into the final approach. we're going to have guest to go deeper into what that means. also the teenage girl who survived the crash after fire trucks ran over her once -- not once, but twice. >> and finally the -- to new training. 16-year-old was covered in foam on the tarmac when two fire trucks ran over her. it was then revealed that the three commanders in response -- had never taken the federally required training on dealing with plane crashes. they will now send top ranking firefighters to a 40 to 80-hour course in texas. >> and that's not the only change coming out of the air crash. the ntsb and congressional hearings last week brought up a whole other set of concerns as
well. >> in five month since the crash, there has been much what can be done to i am pro for example, the automatic guidance system that was turned off on the runway that day because of runway construction is back on now but could be turned off again in part because of the federal aviation administration determined that the system was, quote, not necessary for safe landing. given that the weather was clear that day. >> it's a normal part of aviation. >> reporter: one thing everybody agrees failed that day was the emergency alert system for airport managers. >> the alert system froze. it got to a few folks but not everybody we wanted it to. we immediately fell back on our phone system and got everyone out here within 40 minutes. >> the airport is still shopping around for a replacement. >> we hope to have a that installed soon. >> reporter: do you have any area. >> i do not. >> reporter: there was poor
coordination between various response teams. >> there were some terms we use here that they don't use in their agency. >> there was also questions raised about the firefighters response to that. but over 200 people got out alive on that plain. it was unexpected. you were here that day. there was no warning that plain was in trouble. it just happened. caught everybody off guard >> also some cultural misunderstandings or issues going on within the plane. apparently in the coreen culture you don't necessarily question somebody. he this didn't know who was in charge. you had a trainer and trainee at the control. >> we're doing to be talking in depth with experienced pilot on that. the question is how much training should you get and are there actually guidelines for them when you're coming into airports around the world. and do we have requirements -- that foreign pilots know exactly how to land with or without the aid of automation. >> we'll have more coming up.
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us for stricter gun control. >> and three bay area cities offered cash for guns, giving local gun owners an opportunity to get rid of their firearms and get cash. it's a way to honor the victims as of the newtown tragedy. and in san jose, people lined up two hours before the buy back. >> six guns and -- >> he's probably going to turn them in and buy gifts for christmas. >> san jose police say thanks not gun buy back program, there are now 470 less guns on the streets. >> police are warning shoppers about a scam targeting elderly men. three reports come from a shopping center. in each case a woman approach and man and accused her of hitting him with his car. a woman and acouch accomplice then demand money for medical treatment. when the men refuse, the suspects run off. anyone with information should call police. >> congress failed to extend
unemployment insurance. >> this cut to the country's safety net comes at the same time a study out of columbia university found our country's safety net is more important than ever. >> reporter: so terry general is an american success story, working a good job with an organization he loves. but life's cards wasn't always in his favor. >> not only did i come from a home of poverty but severe child abuse. >> reporter: the recession struck, he was a college drop 0 out, no job and no home. >> and i realize i'm homeless. i didn't know where to go. >> reporter: he isn't alone. a new study found severe poverty, incomes 50 percent below the poverty line have been stuck at 5 percent of the population for about four decades. those numbers come as no surprise to the folks working
our food banks. >> when you're born into a family with few resources and little education, the chances of getting out of that situation in the next generation is very low. >> reporter: researchers credit the war on poverty program in the 1960s for keeping poverty from getting far worse. they found the economy alone could do very little to free the entire population from poverty, take away safety net programs like food stamps and researchers find that it would be higher today at 29 percent than in 1967 when it a stood at 27 percent. this says needs to strengthen its safety net. >> we haven't invested in these programs. in fact, we've chipped away at them over the past 40 years while increasing those flaws in capitalism that have created and under class here in the united states. >> marcy barry doesn't see off her tee in the same light. >> the only sure thing are death, taxes and the fact that
any government program is going to grow. >> reporter: barry says stop having government try to tackle poverty. in fact, lower taxes so businesses can create jobs to relief poverty. >> what we're saying is, wake up. these things are causing more harm than good. >> reporter: yem, man who has been on the street says our country must build a sturdy safety net. he admits a government benefit should be a one-time hand up, not a hand out. >> talking about a guy -- i had everything against me. but it was up to me to go up there and find these opportunities. >> the libertarian in the piece there said her family knew poverty. she escape to do this country from arrest jenny that when our country did not have a strong safety net. she points out that her family turned to private groups like the salvation army to get back on her feet and that's how she
still feels it should be. >> speaking of those safety nets here in the bay area, one in four people are at risk for hunger. the holidays are an especially hard time because of folks that want to provide a special meal but they just don't have the resources. joining me now is paul ash, director of the food banks. we're going to talk a little bit about food and what you might be able to do about this. first of all, i want to ask, as far as the people you're a searching, have you seen a change in the group in this last couple of years? >> we have. almost 456 of the families and households we're serving have a working member. so we're seeing more and more folks who perhaps used to be in the middle class or upper lower income band who are asking for food assistance. >> when we say at risk of hunger, does that mean they don't have food or that they're going paycheck to paycheck or halfway to paycheck? what are we talking about? >> it's more the paycheck to paycheck idea. the idea is that life is so uncertain, are you going to have money that next day our that next week to buy food.
>> okay. what is the -- at the same time we're seeing food stamps cut, what is the relationship between food staffs and the working poor? >> well, the level of poverty you need to be out of, to get food stamps is so high that the working poor don't fit. food stamps are for very low income group of people. >> so this is a group we're talking about that is' out there trying to make it but they just don't have enough. is it -- are the size of the families changing, more people in the families? less people what what are are you seeing now >> we serve people that are homeless and in between, lower middle class that are trying to live in an expensive city. the household size in san francisco it's all over the place. we have seniors who are living alone. multiple families living together, trying to scrape by in an expensive rent market. we have the whole range. >> it would seem to me that thanks give can and christmas
would seem to be the time that you're not having problems with donations. tell me a little bit about how your cycle works. >> we certain will i see a lot of generosity around this time. but 60 percent of our fundraising comes in these two months. so we're looking for super generosity because the money and food we raise this time of year lasts us into the next year. so it's a very, very important campaign for us. >> because come summer and fall, it drops and you're in need, right? and now people have -- >> right. people are giving around the holidays, giving around the end of the tax year because they want to make sure -- >> what is it you want them to give? >> we always need money. we need to keep the lights on, the forklifts running, a little bit for all of that fresh produce we bring in from the central valley. people can also help by putting food in the food drive barrel. we're look for protein items especially. so peanut butter, tuna, meat-
based foods. >> for every dollar i give, what is the return? >> six dollars. >> that's not a bad investment. >> it's a good investment. >> i want to thank you for stopping in. back to you guys. >> let's check in on the weather forecast today. a live look at ocean beach. a little hazy out there. little bit of fog. but going to be a decent day. going to see hazy sunshine coming up later this afternoon. but currently pretty good. 30 in concorde, 35 in san jose. you can see we're going to make it up into the 60s later on this afternoon. a mild afternoon and we'll see that continuing for the next self days. wednesday a little cool down begins and thursday we do have a chance of rape. but only about 20 percent right now. we'll keep an eye on that for you as we get closer. an update meantime to a story about a terrible case of animal cruelty. it was so bad left a bay area puppy with his mouth sealed shut. >> now after surgery and a lot
of tlc, he's ready for a home. >> reporter: it can be said that one year finny appreciates the simple things in life a little more than most. this was finny when we met him in september. he couldn't open his mouth. he came into the shelter as a stray and after x-rays, determined. >> that he had likely been beaten with something like a baseball bat. >> reporter: and it happened with when he was a puppy. multiple fractures in his jaw fused together. but foster mom says. >> i don't believe what has happened to him in the past has beat his spirit. >> reporter: she spent weeks feeding him with a syringe. while the human society raises the money to get his jaw fixed, the campaign called his first kiss raised more than enough to give him just that. and all at once, he could eat,
drink water and kiss. >> it was just really special because we had been waiting for so long. >> reporter: the vets say the prognosis is good, should be no lastinging effects from his surgery. all he needs now is a permanent home. >> she admits she's in love with the dog who has been with her about five months but know there's a better family out there for him. >> reporter: i already have three dogs of my own. finny craves attention and he wants to be the only dog in your world. and i think he would live a better life knowing that he was the only dog. >> reporter: an even better life for a dog who has already come so tar. >> that puppy has a lot of energy. in fact, they've raised so much money through the first kiss campaign that they have thousands of extra dollars. if you do adopt finny, you get free training included. they've gotten some applications but have not found the perfect home just yet. you can find out more on our
website,. >> still ahead, sharing what they're giving away to riders for free, starting tomorrow. >> and there is only one regularly scheduled game left at candlestick park. coming up, you have a chance to own a piece of history before it's gone forever. ♪ [ male announcer ] this december, experience the gift of true artistry and some of the best offers of the year at the lexus december to remember sales event.
transit transfor the ac transit holiday bus is back. and this year there's an added feature. each holiday, it transforms one of its buss with colorful decorations and it runs on a different route each day. this year all rides on the holiday bus are free. the offer runs from tomorrow to the third of january. candlestick park is the home of the san francisco 49ers and also hosted the pope and the beetles. >> next week will be the final game at the stick. >> and people are saying what are we going to do with it? they're going to blow it up. and first they're going to try to stell it off. and there's a piece that you can own a piece of it. >> looking to buy that special football fan something more than a coat or shirt or hat? the 49ers and the city of san francisco have something special for you but it isn't cheap. >> it's your turn to own a
piece of candlestick history. now, you can purchase a pair of authentic park seats. >> the price $649 a pair. but that's just for the next 30 days. after that the price goes up to $749 a pair. whatever the price, the proceeds benefit the recreation and park scholarship fund and judging from the presales season ticket owners who got a chance to buy their own seats, there seems to be quite a market in memories. >> we've sold several thousand pairs already. >> it's all part of an effort to get as much as possible out of the old stadium before it gets torn down next year. >> or any of the many signs that line the corridor. >> who you get joe man tan that's locker. >> i don't know about that but we're looking into whether or not people can actually -- lockers would be part of the things, too. >> you want to sell the grass itself? is d that work? >> a couple of stadiums have
tried that. i think it's hard because it's hard to keep it alive actually. >> it seems like an interesting idea i'm not sure the view from the den. >> you clearly don't have hdtv. >> we took the question down to a local sports door. >> i'd pay 650 for them considering that -- >> definitely, yeah. >> little price see for me. >> i can also see a lot of wives out there rolling their eyes horrified at the -- some orange plastic. >> in the basement or garage or wherever. and there are other things out there they're going to be selling, sigh injure -- they're going to try to get just about everything out of there, going into the fund and it's going to be interesting. and still by the way in talks about paul mccarty about the idea of him doing a final show out at the stick. that's where the beetles played their final paid concert. >> i thought that was a done deal. >> no, no, still trying to work if it out.
morning. the time is 7:59. >> we have a lott too talk about in the next half hour. the bart labor negotiations continue. again we're also ticking toward a deadline for ac transit, possible strike looming in that case. and in the meantime, a lot of people of california are getting sick and tired of labor unions. take a closer look at that. >> interesting twist even here in the bay area. plus we're going to asian that airlines, the crash here in san francisco -- questions still remain and the question of whether the pilots were overly dependent on a guidance system that wasn't working that day. what is the deal when it comes to domestic and foreign pilots? what are the qualifications? what is asked and what effect could this have on future flights. >> and you probably heard of the car buying service uber now. there's a -- over what uber and
lift, another ride sharing service should do. in the meantime, they're offering new drivers a sweet deal, if they're looking for new wheels. we'll have a closer look at that. starting out with top stories this morning, mark. >> the casket of nelson mandela was buried today. he was laid to rest in his hometown. the world said good-bye to nelson mandela. days of mourning culminated at the family family. his funeral was broadcast live all throughout south africa. his family asked that the actual pure y'all not be -- burial not be shown on television. >> the ceremony was a mix of ancient tribe bull ritual and a
21 gun salute. >> new this argument an argument flairing over what killed a woman found in a san francisco hospital. she was found dead in a stairwell back in october. her attorney now says alcohol abuse was not a key factor. spaulding died of starvation or dehydration, she went missing for 17 days. health experts are considering an unlicensed vaccine to prevent the spread of meningitis. government and school officials are trying to determine if the vaccine would be effective against meningitis. and developing news in colorado, the teenager who opened fire at his high school may have been holding a grudge against a librarian. a local sheriff says 18-year- old carl pierson fired six
shots from a pump action shotgun on friday inside arapahoe high. the sheriff says when pierson arrived at the school, he had ammunition on his body. he also had a machete and three mol to have cocktails inside a backpack. a 17-year-old girl is now in critical condition. pierson later took his own life. those are your top stories. back to phil and anne. >> whether i have look at downtown san jose. you see that hazy in the air this morning. air quality not so good. in fact, our 8th consecutive spare the air day. no wood burning in your home unless it's your main source of heat. the ten-miles pretty chilly. 30's, 40s in some spots. upper 40s in san francisco. it's going to warming up throughout the day and sunshine continue similar to what we've seen in the last few days. again, remember that spare the air day. we might have another one coming tomorrow. it's going to be mild through
tuesday and then we have some changes in store, even a slight chance of rain. you can have the 7-day forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> we're taking a closer look this morning, showing the bay area commuters are sick and tired of being caught up in labor fights. >> negotiations continue wednesday and at the same time the clock ticks toward the deadlines on ac transits contract. and now labor unions taking a real hit. >> reporter: part trains are roll, but another round of drama barrels on behind the scene. two days of talks last week focusing on the despite of a family leave provision which bart says should never have been add to the final contract. union leaders have filed a lawsuit on the issue. >> when you make a mistake, you acknowledge -- my word is my bond and we have to live with that. >> reporter: and things are heating up for ac transit as a cooling off period comes to an end, union members are upset
about new changes to bus routes saying this he violate the 60- day cooling off agreement. a judge denied the agreement for an injunction. ac transit is the main best service for the counties and the thought of a possible strike has riders worried. >> it would hurt a lot of people, a lot of money would be lost for people would just can't get to work. >> there is also a move afoot in sacramento about barring transit workers from going on strike, saying given the public's need to get to work and such, that they're right on par with police and firefighters. >> something you take for granted until it's no longer there. >> right. but so far the labor unions -- they're a a very strong voice in san francisco, but -- >> let's take a look at the new poll that was released last week. 45 percent of registered california voters think unions
do more harm than good. 52 believe they should not be allowed to strike. the poll was taken in the weeks following the second bart strike. so the numbers are clear that the legislation tors who are trying to push barring public transit strikes, they might have the public's opinion on their side. >> it's interesting also that a lot of those numbers in the big shift, that's not the way it was a year or so ago as far as pea out looks on unions. including right here in the bay area. whether sacramento decides so bar strikes or not, i will tell you between the strikes and the pensions, what we have here is a change in feeling. if that change is going on here in the bay area which has been a labor stronghold, then that message to the union leaders ought to be taken. because the leadership ought to take a look at that and say they've got some work cut out to change public's person exception or they could have trouble. >> senator corker far diane fine stein, her approval rating is now at a low point.
it came in at 43 percent in a new field poll. that's lower than boxer for the first time in years. boxer actually went up in the new poll. fine style stein's rating last year was at 53 percent. >> is well, it's gone up and down. we still have the struggling economy in california. we're doing well in the bay area, but in a lot of the rest of the state isn't. we've had questions about security. we've had obamacare. a lot of things. but the bottom line is, i think this is senator fine stein's final term. so polls like that don't really matter. she's already had the last election. >> i would think obamacare is probably part of that hit. >> still to come, uber needs drivers so badly they're throwing in a perk to save you hundreds of dollars. we'll be right back. ,,
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look forward to 10 -- at 1:05, the chiefs play the oakland raiders. sunny and mild and 64 degrees. looking forward to that. well account the rate of inaccuracies in the obamacare website is starting to decline >> but a federal analysis shows about 15,000 sign up forms were never sent to insurance companies. the errors are technical problems, again, on health care.govern. the administration has -- after a bosched roll out in october. it's amazing the amount of technical problems they have with all of the abilities we have in this country to, you know, make websites work. >> and there has been such a demand that sometimes you even just call the customer service line and you could wait more than an hour just to get somebody on the phone. that's one of the complaints that has been out there with this roll out. >> still working on and the deadline is coming up to sign up if you want to be covered come january 1st.
phil. >> hearings have provided more details on last summer's accident. it turns out that the junior pilot on the controls was very concerned about attempting just a visual approach with the bowing 777. the automatic guidance system was out on the runway that day. joining me today is a retired pilot with lock experience in this area. good morning, captain. if the trainee pilot on the flight felt so stressful about landing without the guidance help, should he have been at the controls to begin with? >> well, that was his own decision:that's the -- the training pilot was -- really should have been the pilot in command. the experienced pilot and been the one recognizing and ensuring that the aircraft speed and altitude were correct. i can't image jane this ever happening on a u. s. carrier. i've never flown in 37 some thousand hours of flying where
the pilot flying, albeit the captain or ko light didn't have one hand on the control column and the other on the thrust levers making sure that speed was right on the button. air speed is life and altitude is god. >> one of the questions in the wake of this -- wake of this accident is what are the rules governing pilots coming into u. s. airports and runways? are there qualifications? are there controls? do we know that who is ever at the help actually has the experience to be doing the job? >> well it's the faas' responsibility to ensure that they are. they did have some problems briefly. and so they went to bowing and had some people go over it -- airline pilots to try to train them. they had some difficulties trying to train them.
there should be no problem with in a visual approach. the average american pilot loves to fly on visual approach. almost like a competition, i can makes a better landing that you can make. it's the thrill of flying. it's learninging how to fly using your hands and mind, looking out the window. american pilots all learned in small airplanes, like cess thats and flying around, learning how to state, steep turn and making all of their landings looking out the window. the same thing with the services. they start them out with small aircraft and they graduate to larger aircraft. so this hands on experience is important. it seems that the -- the corey reason pilots don't have this. if i were to set up a training program for them, i would take light airplanes over, cesnas and take away all of the instruments and make them learn
how to, quote, fly. >> i understand it's not just korea but a number of countries out there that don't necessarily have the air force experience or private experience in their pilots as we do here in america. have you heard anything from the faa or have you seen any moves to require that foreign pilots be more versed in visual landing before they arrive in the united states? >> no, i haven't. i -- i can only assume that the inspectors that are looking at their airline ensure that they have adequate training in it. but what they see, they're very nervous about making them. los angeles stopped them from making visual approaches five years ago because they were having so much trouble with them. one pilot came in to land on one runway and crossed over the flight path of four other run ways trying to make a visual approach. so now they're not allowed to
make visual approaches there. they're not allowed to make visual approaches here. there's no -- not much danger at all in a visual approach. in fact, it's the preferred way for most pilots. >> all right. i'm going to ask you to sort of go into the area of politics and your crystal ball. from what are you seeing out of the hearings right now, is there anything that leads you to believe that they r going to result in minimizing or prevening future accidents like this happening or is it pretty much staying the same, business as usual? >> well, as far as the airport and the equipment, it's going to stay the same as usual. but what has to happen is we have the -- korean airlines have more training. they also have the cultural problems. we solved that problem years ago. we had problems where the
captain was god and they wouldn't listen to crews. now we have a training program that all-american airlines called crew resource management training where the captain must listen to the other two officers, the ko pilot or flight engineer if we have one and they are responsible for speaking up or they're be liable for an accident if it happens also. so we solved this problem, a communication problem, where we work as a team, not a captain and the rest of the ceo crew. >> thank you, captain for your time this morning and thank you for this connection as well. we actually managed to get this to work. back to you guys at the desk. >> we're going to take a look at our weather right now. taking a live look at ocean beach. a little bit of hayes. it's going to be a stun knee day. we'll look at our weather headlines this morning. current conditions, 30's, 40's, it is chilly once again around
the bay area but we're going to get up into the 60's all around the area by the afternoon. in our seven-day forecast, nice the next couple of days, little cool-down starting on wednesday. we even have the chance of rain moving in on thursday but it is a slight chance. only about 20 percent. we'll keep you posted as that comes closer. and the tech company uber who finds you a taxi driver -- says demand is growing so quickly they need more drivers and need them now. >> it is now in 60 cities around the world, but to get bigger, they are partner being two very traditional car brands >> after a couple of years juggling a film career and driving a sac taxi. >> i needed a job that was like really flexible. >> bow says being an uber driver is different from driving a ax see. it allows him to set his own schedule and make his own money
while uber takes a 20-percent cut. >> it's a great way to be a small business owner. otherwise, i would have never had the opportunity to have my own thing. >> to attract more drivers like bow, uber launched a partnership with two titans of the manufacturing world. toyota and gm: >> it's not a very hard accept for gm and toyota. in fact, they were pretty excited to align their brands where ours. >> the deal, they would help owners finance their car, potentially lowering a the driver's car payment by a hundred dollars. u mr. er hopes lowering the price of the vehicles will get more people driving. >> the need for putting more drivers in more vehicles on the road is pretty critical for us to grow -- >> i think it is something that
sets uber apart. >> reporter: like traditional taxi companies at companies like uber are stealing their passengers and are classified as ration later as taxis. but brand new names like toyota and gm will take uber down a more mainstream road. >> it's going to help them get some kind of -- like regular every dagoes who may not have thought about driving before. >> reporter: even though joe son bows already caught the bug, the new financing partnership makes him all the more an uber believers. >> i think this is going to bring on a lot more drivers. >> reporter: so this financing partnership with toyota and gm, rolled out in six cities, san francisco included, of course it has a lot of critics out there who are upset about these pier to pier ride sharing programs. >> it's kind of a wild west political issue between ride
sharing and traditional cabs who say we're the ones who have to pay our license fees and follow the rules. >> approximate this is interesting whether it is car sharing or other services. cabs now if you run cabs in san francisco, there's certain rules you have to follow. one of those is you have to provide paratransit. you have to take handicapped rides and serve certain areas. may be tough getting a cab there, but you're supposed to. they say if you come in and do this and start handing out -- are the cab companies going to have the money because they'll lose these rates to do the handicapped. >> people all craig across the country are starting to look at this. >> ride sharing companies did win a small -- they face a little more regulation, but they are seen differently than normal cab companies. all right. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
for more tha a bay area attorney has been building a legacy in the courtroom and classroom for decades. >> but it's what he's doing for free that earned him this week's jefferson award. >> reporter: more more than three decade, he's tried to inspire his student at golden gate university of law. >> that love for the law as a nonviolent way of solving our problems is something that i hope to communicate. >> reporter: while his students know him as full-time law professor. in the community he's made a name for himself as a tireless advocate for the underdog. >> i've represented what i consider to be invisible, powerless people for a long period of time. >> reporter: he takes one or two new cases a year pro bono. nursing home reform advocate says before landmark legal victorith in the í+19 80s, mental health and nursing home patients had no laws protecting
them from getting mild altering drugs. >> we were able to craft legislation before anybody in a nursing home can be drugged with psychotropic drugs. >> reporter: and he won a county cases in state appellate court last year that affirmed similar rights for mental health patients. >> you could not treat such individuals the 7 involuntary without counsel, without notice, without a hearing. so all of those things changed. they changed not mere li in morin but around the state. >> reporter: the 78-year-old attorney battled for over crowding and unsafe conditions that led to the building of four new jails. >> he's the ultimate civil rights attorney. lasting lesion guess and not too many take on those cases because these aren't paying cases. >> being a bridge between society and that invisible, powerless group of folks is just -- it makes you feel that
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today on "face the nation" there is news on many fronts this morning. nelson mandela has been laid to rest in his birth place of kunu, south africa. we'll talk to colorado governor john hickenlooper about the school shooting in his state. as the arms control talks with iran reach a crucial point, we'll go to tehran for exclusive interview with the iranian foreign minister. we'll go to kiev where senator john mccain has been meeting with protesters who want closer relations with the west. we'll also senator dick durbin if the budget passed by the house can pass the senate. and we'll get analysis from a panel headed by tom freedman of the "new york times." it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs