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the city is forcing their hand. they are homeless, young, escaping an abusive home life. their oasis this drop-in center the in haight but after tonight the doors close forever. staff are preparing the last free meal on this christmas day. >> i don't know what we are going to do to stay clean. i don't know how we'll get by on food. it's a blow. >> reporter: for 12 years this has been a safe place for the street kids but they have lost their lease. executive director mary howell said they have tried everything to stay. >> we offered to pay a much higher price. we offered to pay market rate. >> reporter: they weren't buying it. >> they don't wants us here. >> reporter: the property owners include the founder of the haight-ashbury medical clinic dr. david smith saying he supports the center but the city has ordered them to make seismic upgrades, fix code violations, and return the building to residential use.
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a statute counseling remembers -- a staff counselor remembers how it helped her. >> i felt safe and not judged. i walked in and it was okay to just be there. it becomes family is where you can find it and make it and for a lot of the kids here, this is their family. >> reporter: the staff lost their building but say they will not abandon the homeless kids who need them. >> they will still live in the park and we'll still be working with them in the park. the psychiatrists, therapists, medical team, everyone is committed to working on a street level. >> hungry, they got food. if i needed clothes they had warm clothes. >> reporter: tim says the center has been his lifeline. >> it's a good place. i'd hate to see it close. >> reporter: despite reality, staff cling to some hope. >> we want the christmas miracle still. it could happen. >> reporter: so when the doors finally close in less than an hour, the staff's parting gift to all the homeless youth, sleeping bags since they will no longer have a warm place to
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sleep. live in the haight, linda yee, kpix 5. >> wow. all right, thanks, linda. the center, by the way, serves about 5,000 homeless youth a year. on this christmas evening, santa's work is far from over for several san francisco firefighters. they are spreading holiday cheer right now. kpix 5's mark kelly caught up with them while they handed out tons of toys to some very happy kids. >> reporter: just like santa's sleigh it's red and crammed with gifts but santa is not driving this. san francisco firefighters are. and they are eager to spread a little joy. >> you like it? >> yes. >> merry christmas. >> reporter: they surely did. >> you like your gift? >> yes. [ laughter ] >> thought it was an emergency but then they came out with gifts and so it really touched me. >> reporter: the magical part of this gift-giving is that it wasn't planned at all. the fire truck pulls out and hands out gifts to the kids
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they see completely spontaneous giving catching brown and his daughter off guard. >> that's what i like about it because they don't expect anything. just roaming the streets and then, you know, just pull over and give them the biggest toy you can find and get the bright eyes and big smiles. >> reporter: this truck is stuck with 400 toys. the firefighters will spend 24 hours over christmas handing them out. the san francisco supervisor thought the toy drive would be a valuable lesson for his children to experience. >> this is now a family tradition for the farrell family. we have done it three years in a row and it's a great thing we're going to keep doing for years to come. >> reporter: in a neighborhood in need of some cheering up, the tenderloin firefighters made an impact on this christmas day. >> pretty, you know, ugly area that we're in right here. but, you know, there's still some sunshine right here in this area. that's what this is. >> reporter: so i talked to one of the main volunteers for all this just in the last hour who said it's going well tonight and they are going to continue handing out those gifts all
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throughout the evening. live in the tenderloin, mark kelly, kpix 5. >> many of those toys came from lefty o'doul's's 24-hour toy drive in san francisco. the union square bar and restaurant collected more than 11,000 new and unwrapped toys for its 13th annual christmas toy drive. police and firefighters dropped off donated gifts to kids who might otherwise have gone without. tonight kpix 5's cate caugiran shows us how hundreds of volunteers spent their christmas helping feed the less fortunate here in san francisco. reporter: daniel maxwell is glide memorial's resident holiday ham slicer. we first met him last year at glide where he spent his christmas morning volunteering as he has done for more than a decade. >> how many places like this, there's always hope for the future. we can bring ourselves together as people and cecil preaches god's love, we'll be able to overcome this. >> reporter: hundreds of volunteers like maxwell dedicated their christmas not for themselves but for the thousands of homeless in san francisco.
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>> this place shares with everyone. you don't have to be a particular type of individual to come here and everyone can come in and get a warm meal, enjoy some camaraderie, enjoy a good time with the people that are here. >> good morning. merry christmas. >> reporter: what glide does is a well-known story in the city, a story so many volunteers love being part of every year. for more than 40 years, the organization has helped the needy 364 days a year feeding them three meals a day. >> merry christmas. >> a lot of our folks come every year every holiday. so you will see the same faces every morning at 6:30 in the morning. hi. you become family. i see them more than my own family for the holidays. >> reporter: today menu was turkey, ham, sweet potatoes and stuffing everything you want in a holiday meal, satisfying a need that's growing every year.
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>> we are seeing more and more people who don't have the cash flow if you will to purchase food throughout the month so they come to see us. >> reporter: glide says they don't have problem with volunteers during the holidays. it's the days after christmas where they could really use the help. in san francisco, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> those in need got a christmas meal also in san jose and this is as a result of a grassroots effort. dozens of community members raised $1,000 to put together today's barbecue at st. james park. >> this means someone cares in this town it. the people who come out here are volunteers. some of them are corporations. they are not paid by any taxpayers. they come out on their own from their hearts. >> i'm fortunate to have a roof over my head, to have dinner on my table. other people may not be as fortunate as us so we come out here to try to spread the holiday cheer. >> this is the third year these guys have helped feed the needy and they say this event is getting bigger every year.
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another special act of kindness this christmas, byu's football team prepared and served thousands of meals at st. anthony's in san francisco today. the team's in town for a bowl game and they were joined by a few other community volunteers. >> greatest reward that we get from this is when we hand the tray to someone, they're very grateful and thankful for it. you see a big smile on their faces when they are cutting into a nice big piece of ham. >> in addition to a warm christmas meal, every diner received a gift bag with toiletries and hand made scarves. more free clothes and food for the homeless near san francisco's civic center today. needpeople looked through clothes distributed by a nonprofit group called wednesday's gift. >> it's basically kind of a black friday on christmas morning. people -- it's like we're in a changing room sort of. people shopping for what fits them. >> the man you just saw there created wednesday's gift after
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he almost lost his home. the organization is asking for more weather-appropriate donations such as gloves, hats, blanket and sleeping bags. of course, most businesses are closed on christmas. but today, some are making a point to cultivate customers. don ford, for instance. he is one of the our ace photographers. and he showed up for work. reporter: christmas day, streets empty, businesses closed, except for the classics -- [ music ] >> reporter: --just around the corner from the berkeley synagogue, saul's deli and restaurant is booming. >> 59 minute wait for a table. >> reporter: must be good because folks are waiting that long. they are dancing in the streets. this couple are treating their family from new york. across town, i know it's a cliche but yes, of course 7- eleven is open. >> we never, ever close. this is my 18th year and i don't remember that i have closed for a single day. >> reporter: today it's a
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family affair. he and his son are working so the other employees have some time off. local customers are glad, too. >> we are getting champagne for some more mimosas. >> come get gas for christmas. >> reporter: the shell station is another business that never closes. ever. >> we are very glad that this gas station is open at this very moment because we needed it. >> reporter: if you are looking to stretch your legs a little, the san francisco zoo is open. usually cold and windy, today it is warm. at muir woods, they are open. the forest makes a great break from the tree in your living room. lastly, there's one more business that runs 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year for the past 60-plus years. >> don ford, call the desk. >> reporter: the kpix 5 tv newsroom.
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in berkeley, don ford, kpix 5. >> by the way, don says there's no reason to feel bad for him that he had to work on christmas. he says he's happy to get the overtime. we all know that feeling. coming up why gifts are still not under the trees. >> plus how customers at a bay area restaurant may have been exposed to a viral infection. >> we might be getting exposed to an overdose of sun. forecast is coming up. >> i [ indiscernible ] for myself and the [ indiscernible ] >> how a creative 6-year-old boy is taking on a very grownup issue. ,, ,,,,,,,, good. good answer.
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check it out. learning's fun now. yeah, back in our day,
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we didn't have u-verse high speed internet to play and learn online. all we had was that franklin fuzzypants. ah, the educational toy bear. remember when the battery went out? [ slow, deep voice ] give me your abc's. all i learned was a new definition of fear. i need some pudding. yeah, there's one left. [ male announcer ] connect all your wi-fi-enabled devices with u-verse high speed internet. rethink possible. christmas presents to open.. they woke up this morning a realized, under the tree. two kids in newark have no christmas presents to open. they woke up this morning and
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realized there were no gifts under the tree. somebody snuck into the house and stole them all. police say the burglars got in through an unlocked window on cherry street last night while the family was away at a christmas party. the family says they didn't realize the gifts were gone until this morning. but in the spirit of giving, the newark police officers pooled $200 and gave it to the family. so far no arrests in the case. a hepatitis "a" scare at a restaurant in san francisco's north beach neighborhood one of the workers at the comstock saloon came down with the illness. the health department is advising people who dined or had drinks at the restaurant between december 12th and the 15th, or december 19th, they may have been exposed. however, it is very unlikely people could get sick. so far there are no reported cases. tonight investigators are looking for the motive behind a christmas day shooting that left people dead in san lorenzo. authorities say a man killed his wife and then himself.
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investigators found the bodies inside a garage. she was shot several times, the man once. the children were in the home at the time of the shooting. >> all we know is that for whatever reason, on christmas morning, this man decided to take this woman's life and we don't know why. >> later in the day the sheriff's spokesman says there is evidence of marital discord. deputies don't think anybody else inside the house was ever targeted. other bay area headlines, san francisco police say two homeless women stabbed each other in the south of market area this morning. police say they got into an argument by 13th and mission streets. one woman has wounds to her back, neck and face. the other has an eye injury. both are in the hospital and expected to survive. doors and windows blackened and debris on the sidewalk after an early-morning fire in the potrero neighborhood around midnight at a house with
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multiple units on potrero avenue near 23rd street. crews got it under control in 45 minutes but 10 people are displaced. experts haven't figured out what started the fire. a little boy is tackling a grownup issue, cbs reporter amy johnson showing us how this creative 6-year-old is raising money to help the homeless. >> this is a blanket. >> reporter: augie loves to draw and paint. >> this one is charlie chaplin. >> reporter: his artwork can be found throughout his pasadena home. >> i also have this, with a mess-up on the back. >> reporter: but besides ancasionial mess-up, his work is so good he decided to put it to good use. ed in a [ inaudible ] then we raised $457.
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>> reporter: it was just a one- day sale in his driveway this past saturday morning selling pictures, crafts and treats with a group of friends. >> i helped do the pictures. >> reporter: and they didn't keep any of the money they raised. all of it went to the union station homeless services in pasadena. >> nope. we gave it to the homeless shelter. >> reporter: why did you give it to the homeless shelter. >> so they can give it to the homeless people so they can have more money and maybe buy a tiny hours or maybe something like [ indiscernible ] or something. >> reporter: i asked why he couldn't keep a little bit of the money. >> because i get a [ indiscernible ] my idea. >> reporter: his mother helped by posting the art sale on social media. >> i said it was really exciting just to see him thinking that way. you know? so i just wanted to help him embrace it. >> reporter: with the money augie donated the folks here at union station homeless services were able to provide more than 200 meals to those in need.
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>> he blew us away. >> reporter: dana bean is the director of development at the facility that not only provides food and shelter but also job training. >> if a 6-year-old can see something that he wants to change and make this much of an impact, really anyone can do it. so he sends a great message to everyone that they can make a difference. >> reporter: augie is not sure about the next art sale but he continues to draw and paint. in pasadena, amy johnson, kpix 5. now, that is what it's all about. isn't it great? clear skies over much of the bay area tonight with prospects for more dry weather. we get extended models that go out a couple of weeks to give you at least a hint if anything is coming in at all and it looks like nothing is coming in at all. so i suppose you might as well enjoy it while we can. there's nothing we doon about it. temperatures in the mid-50s. 51 in concord as we look down toward milpitas. livermore now 53. and the wind speeds right now dry direction cap of chapped
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hands weather, very low humidity readings, winds out of the east-northeast at livermore and the same thing for san ramon. up in the north bay numbers still out of the east- southeast. offshore winds are bringing air with poor air quality out of the great valley and funneling it through the carquinez strait toward the city and the north bay and the south bay. as a result, air quality suffers in addition to the fact that we pour pollutants into the air too. 8 p.m. temperatures tonight. low 50s and about 48 degrees if you're in the inland areas. tomorrow sunny, mild conditions and readings in the mid-60s because of high pressure in the pacific. stagnant air and weather conditions continuing with high temperatures and dry. it will be relatively warm through the week. sunny skies all week and little or no rain on the horizon. overnight lows tonight will be down to freezing in santa rosa.
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but just barely. 39 in fremont. 36 at livermore. had 2 pacifica. forecast highs for tomorrow, we are in some places 10 degrees above average. 64 at fairfield. 67 degrees at livermore. 67 in santa rosa and in san jose tomorrow, 68 degrees. boy, for the last week of december, that is something. all right. the extended forecast going to be looking for mostly sunny skies and as we get toward the weekend nothing changes. the numbers will be staying in the 60s and mostly sunny all the way into 2014. thought it was going to happen. in fact it has. just dry for a while. >> hopefully maybe a change. >> it can change, too. let's just hope it doesn't all fall at once. >> gradual. >> that would be good. >> thank you, brian. >> okay. up next, the new school tool that will let a lot of uc students graduate faster than expected. >> we are standing next to a giant christmas tree in emeryville and we are about to show you some of the people as favorites and least favorite gifts coming up in a live report. >> closed captioning for this newscast is sponsored by: mazda. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a class offered at u-c irvi. the u-c system is starting allow cross campus enrollme. imagine going to uc- berkeley and being able to take a class offered at uc-irvine. they are starting to allow cross campus enrollment. a certain number of classes will be offered online so a student who can't get into a spanish class on one campus might be able to take it online through another school in the uc system. it gives students a better chance at graduating on time. so what did you get for christmas this year? anything special in kpix 5's da lin joins us live from emeryville. now, da, you found someone who says she got the best gift she could ask for. >> reporter: yeah. a special gift. i'm not sure santa can take credit for that specific gift you're about to see but the ones that santa can take credit for, we did go and ask folks to show off their favorite gifts. reporter: a busy morning for the garcia kids unwrapping
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and testing out new toys. >> i do not know how to do that. >> joke book that you put stuff in it. and it can only open to your voice. >> please enter your password. >> big cheese. >> password doesn't match. >> it's a hockey table. >> big cheese. >> password doesn't match. [ sirens ] >> i need a pen. >> reporter: yes, plenty of shoes and clothes. pants. >> i got pants, two pairs of jeans. two pairs of jeans, pajamas, sweater . this one. this one. jordans. >> and their favorite? >> pictures under water.
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>> and the jordans. >> reporter: not too far down the street more happy faces. >> my favorite gift is a football. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: for this family, their favorite present doesn't come in any wrapping paper. it was a large package. >> he was 8 pounds, 12 ounces and he was 20.8" long. >> reporter: mom heather morgan gave birth to a boy christmas eve. older sister says the gift of a sibling is priceless. well, both mom and baby are doing great. they are set to go home tonight. >> luz? >> what a gift. -- >> liz? >> what a gift. what were some of the less popular gifts? those are always interesting. >> yeah. >> reporter: the least favorite gifts, clothing. kids did not like clothes. yeah, everybody likes something that's interactive like a tablet, toys that have remote controls, things that they can play with, things that will
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respond back. those are the favorite ones. clothes, not so hot. >> it won't keep you entertained after you have already opened the gift. >> that's true. >> the bus is gone. >> all right, da, thank you. how about something virtual? today is the black friday of app downloads. every day christmas day is the heaviest download day of the year for tablets and smartphone apps. that's no surprise because a lot of people who get the devices for christmas spend the rest of the day loading them up with apps. while christmas is just about over, the shopping season certainly isn't. expect to see lots of steep discounts starting tomorrow with clothes. experts say december 31 is the ideal day to buy a car because dealers want to meet year end goals. and if you are still waiting to get a new tv, wait a little longer. new models get announced in january and a couple of weeks later is the super bowl. the perfect time for retailers to clear out the old stuff. >> because you just haven't been doing enough shopping. >> no. coming up in the next half hour, there's a chance you haven't received all your
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christmas gifts yet. why so many deliveries are delayed. >> hi. merry christmas. >> the holiday message in nsa leaker edward snowden. >> she wasn't moving very well. she wouldn't get up and down very well. >> why so many more people in the bay area are turning to alternative medical treatments. not for themselves. for their pets. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the stockings are hung by t chimney with care. but under the tree - not all the presents are there. now at 6:30, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, but under the tree, not all the presents are there. now, it wasn't a grinch that stole them but a delivery service that didn't come through as promised. kpix 5's ryan takeo with the explanation being given by u.p.s. as to why packages were being delayed. >> santa got me the gift card. >> reporter: the gallaghers have a holiday tradition. the gallaghers get a toy to establish a family time and no phone zone. this year the game mom ordered still hasn't showed up. >> i paid extra from amazon to guarantee delivery by christmas eve and it did not arrive. >> reporter: the gallaghers are not alone. upset customers complained on social media, spawning a
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twitter hashtag u.p.s. failed. the u.p.s. customer twitter account tried to put out as many fires as possible and u.p.s. apologized explaining there were more deliveries than expected. the weather back east did not help either. gallagher said she thought amazon and u.p.s. would honor the guarantee. she defended her sunday purchase for the tuesday deadline. it's kind of last-minute. some people would say it's your own fault. >> i decided on sunday to order it because, you know, christmas can be costly so i just, you know, i was trying to watch my pennies and then i decided last minute oh, it's going to be worth it. we'll have a great time. >> reporter: they are lucky actually. >> i got a gift card. >> reporter: the two girls still had presents to open this morning. >> a starbucks gift card. >> reporter: more than some families can say. >> santa was way more organized this year than, you know,
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>> reporter: this is where the gallagher's packages are, in concord. u.p.s. says packages should be delivered tomorrow or friday. the gallaghers wanted a refund. a cold and dark christmas for hundreds of thousands of people in the upper midwest and northeast frigid temperatures below freezing have iced overpower lines and knocked out power. and with more snow on the way, crews are facing an uphill battle in trying to restore the power to over 200,000 people. >> it's not just the ice on the trees that added weight, you know, we get some gusts of wind and we repair all these things and the next thing you know, a limb comes down and we got to start all over from scratch. >> crews hope to have the power restored by the end of the week. the president and the first lady had a special holiday message today. >> we know how busy this time of year is for everyone so we are not going to take much of your time. but we did want to take a moment to wish you all a merry
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christmas from our family to yours. >> this is a season for millions of americans to be together with family, to continue long-held holiday traditions and to show our gratitude to those we love. >> so mr. obama took the time to thank the troops who are away from home for christmas. he and the first lady also encouraged people to volunteer and help those in need. pope francis is calling for peace in places ravaged by conflict. cbs reporter alfonso van marsh shows us the pontiff's first christmas message as the leader of the catholic church. >> reporter: catholics cheered at the vatican as pope francis gave his first christmas message. >> dear brothers and sisters in rome and throughout the world, good morning, and happy christmas. >> reporter: the leader of the roman catholic church wished for joy and peace for the poor and called for an end to violence around the world. help us to be "peacemakers" each day in our life, in our families, in our cities, and nations in the whole world.
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>> reporter: andrew sullinger man isn't catholic but says he liked what pope francis had to say. >> i think his message really is compassion and love and understanding and i think those are principles that can be found in all major religions. >> reporter: a few miles away from the vatican, some of the faithful are putting the pope's message into practice. volunteers with the community of santa gigio host a free christmas dinner for the old and homeless in rome. claudio has been serving here since he was 14. he says he has seen a big difference since pope francis became pontiff. >> there are more people who want to be involved, want to be engage, want to change the world together with us. and this is really one of the great treatments of the words of this pope. >> reporter: on this day, these volunteers are heeding francis' call to care for others humbly. alfonso van marsh, cbs news, rome. >> the pope also prayed for refugees and for victims of human trafficking and natural disasters. he said that he hoped for
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successful peace talks between palestinians and israelis. up next, the holiday message from the man who exposed the nsa's secret surveillance program. >> allows him to feel that muscle back. >> how more pets suffering from injuries are getting alternative animal care. ,, ,,,,,, good. good answer.
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check it out. learning's fun now. yeah, back in our day, we didn't have u-verse high speed internet to play and learn online. all we had was that franklin fuzzypants. ah, the educational toy bear. remember when the battery went out? [ slow, deep voice ] give me your abc's. all i learned was a new definition of fear. i need some pudding. yeah, there's one left. [ male announcer ] connect all your wi-fi-enabled devices with u-verse high speed internet. rethink possible.
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surveillance. the former n-s-a c edward snowden offered a christmas message today pressing for an end to mass government surveillance. the former nsa contractor addressed the british people in a pretaped message from russia where he has been granted temporary asylum. >> together, we can find a better balance, end mass surveillance, and remind the government that if it really wants to know how we feel, asking is always cheaper than spying. >> the government argues the surveillance programs fight terrorism but the public
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backlash has forced the obama administration to consider curbing them. it's no secret, pet care is a billion-dollar industry. on the consumerwatch, julie watts shows us how some pet owners are turning to alternative medicine to help their furry friends. reporter: it's not your normal housecall. >> i got the snacks. >> reporter: and she isn't the typical chiropractic patient. >> a little tight and uncomfortable. >> reporter: but dr. kelly is adjusting lucky a 12-year-old dog with back problems. >> let's take a look and see. >> reporter: as she works her way along lucky's lower back, she gently is palpatating the vertebrae and the owner herself a doctor said she knew the dog needed chiropractic care. >> she would growl when we touched her back and she wouldn't get up and down very well. >> reporter: lydia is one of a growing number of pet owners turning to alternative medical treatments like hydrotherapy, chiropractic care and even accupuncture in animals used to treat everything from anxiety to a torn acl.
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>> it allows them to feel that muscle back in their legs so they can improve strength. >> reporter: alternative animal care is not new and not cheap. treatments start at 50 bucks and can run up to hundreds per session, paid out of pocket usually. >> good, lola. good charlie. >> reporter: but for those who doubt the effectiveness of treatments like acupuncture in humans, the canine version lends credibility to the treatments since critics can't claim a placebo effect in dogs and many veterinarians swear these therapies do work. the proof they say is in the pooch. >> there you go. >> reporter: as for lucky, lydia says she thinks it's clear her four-legged friend is happy for the treats and the treatments. on the consumerwatch, julie watts, kpix 5. a life-saving vest gave one man the gift of time this christmas. alison harmelin has more on his
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family's christmas miracle in tonight's hall. doreen devlin almost loves her heart the day before -- almost lost her father the day before thanksgiving. while waiting for a life-saving heart surgery, don devlin went into cardiac arrest at home. >> he was doing fine before that and then his eyes rolled and he dropped and he coded. that was it. >> reporter: fortunately the 70- year-old korean war veteran was wearing a device called life vest. the vest has sensors that can detect heart failure. >> it detects dangerous heart rythyms and delivers a shock externally through the jacket for patients who need it. >> it felt funny and i was in the hospital. >> reporter: two shocks kept him alive. >> that's my big christmas present. >> reporter: devlin had surgery at stony brook hospital two weeks ago and has a defibrillator in his chest. 100,000 patients have used the vest which made it possible for devlin to celebrate this christmas with his 10 grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren. >> we are happy to have you back. i'm glad you're here with us. >> me, too, daughter.
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>> reporter: alison harmelin, kpix 5. 'tis the season for giving but for some that spirit never dies. >> my gosh, if i just had an army of them. what we could do. we could really change the world. >> stories of sacrifice and heroism from this year's jefferson award winners. >> the weather is winning the award for the driest calendar year ever. we'll see if that might change. the forecast is coming up. >> and coming up in sports, the nba on christmas day and a dunk for the books. >> the warriors take to the court tonight against the clippers. do you remember matt barnes? do you still like the guy? >> i know they like me out there but they still boo me. >> and steph's little brother won't be around for the holidays. that's all coming up in sports. ♪
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area's quiet heroes. each week, reporters kate k hin profile the in this season of giving we are inspired by the stories of the bay area's quiet heroes.
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each week, reporters kate kelly and sharon chin profile the winners of the jefferson award for public service. tonight, they show us some of the year's most uplifting stories and ideas for sharing your holiday. reporter: >> go, go, go, go. >> reporter: from little league to special needs, from housing the homeless -- >> his desire, his will is to be home. >> reporter: to healthcare. >> open big for me. >> reporter: the bay area jefferson award winners never waiver in their commitment to community and they give us endless ideas for ways we can all get involved. >> i said, i want to start an organization that helps young people find the biggest and best versions of themselves. >> reporter: leslie noel shares her passion for theater by coaching east bay children in acting and singing. >> she's pretty much helped me get over my fears. >> myself confidence is through the roof. >> reporter: the performances the children give through leslie's peter pan foundation
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have raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities. >> my gosh, if i just had an army of them, we could really change the world. >> reporter: that's what people think of karin hines and katrina. they smash the myth of the self- centered teenager collecting warm winter clothes abandoned at ski resorts and distributing it to him less shelters. >> i really like to walk down the street and see people wearing the things that we gave them. >> it's wonderful to see their eyes light up when they get the clothes. >> sometimes the service project takes off in ways their founders never imagined. >> it grew into something beyond my wildest dreams. >> reporter: cathy's reading tutor program blossomed into the sonoma valley mentoring alliance pairing hundreds of students with adult volunteer mentors. >> and sometimes the simplest ideas do enormous good. >> i love cooking. my passion is cooking. and it's kind of therapeutic for me.
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>> reporter: there is no better place for cynthia kang to share her kitchen skills than at this san francisco senior center where she has been feeding dozens of people every week for more than 10 years. >> when i see seniors be happy, when they are served and they come for a second helping, it makes me feel so satisfied. >> reporter: the drive to help people can draw a willing volunteer into improving lives around the world. >> in one operation, they can change the life of a child. >> reporter: for 23 years, laura has led a non-profit organization that provides free orthopedic surgery to needy children in underdeveloped countries. that same drive to help can inspire a good samaritan to lend a hand in his own backyard or even garage. >> in this garage, you come here with your shirt out if you want to come in. you're free an comfortable and you can say anything you want.
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>> reporter: herbert lofton runs a men's group that meets in the garage of his oakland home. men steer young men on the right path. >> i don't have to make the same mistakes. listen the first time and avoid the bumps in the road. >> reporter: so wherever you find inspiration consider getting involved. donate, contribute, volunteer, share your expertise or your passion and join us in the new year for more stories of the jefferson awards for public service. happy holidays. >> and we have posted this story with links to the projects and organizations of all the local winners online. you can find them on the homepage of with stories like that, reminds me of how little i do. but in the new year, resolutions. all right. mostly clear skies around the the bay area with temperatures mostly in the 50s. it got warm today. temperatures were in the 70s ain parts of san benito county.
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numbers mostly in the 60s today. right now 55 in santa rosa, 51 concord, oakland 53, livermore 53. san francisco still at 59. by 8:00 tonight though we'll be back into the mid-50s around the coast and the bay so getting chilly inland in the upper 40s. offshore winds all day, that's a dry direction. and it's keeping temperatures moderate that will be in the mid-60s toward thursday. sunny and mild and a temperature of around 67 inland. we'll get the specifics in a moment. but right now, things have not change much in the eastern pacific. there's not much prospect for them to change. this high pressure that's been sitting out there for what seems like the roosevelt administration is going to be there are for the next couple of weeks. dry and mild all week. in fact all the way into 2014. sunny, warm tomorrow. sunshine through the weekend. it's dry through at least january 6 and beyond. it's been high and dry.
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high temperatures averaging 8 degrees above average. tomorrow san francisco 65. our average in the city 56 degrees nine degrees above average. same for concord 9 degrees above average. 11 degrees above average tomorrow in livermore. it's the year we are supposed to have a nip in the air late december early january but it's been mild lately and it's going to stay that way. eureka tomorrow, sunshine and 52. heading out of sfo, looks nice heading out. other places may slow down. snow and rain tomorrow, 39 degrees. chicago 27. snow in the forecast there. denver nice, 54. overnight lows tonight napa down to 32 degrees. same for santa rosa. san jose will be down to 38. so chill in the air towards sunrise tomorrow morning. and for tomorrow afternoon, looking nice, san francisco there's that 65 degrees, 68 for san jose, and 67 at livermore. south bay upper 60s all the way to 70 at cupertino. 70 at campbell. 69 degrees in morgan hill.
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and 63 over at the coast at half moon bay. out on the east bay numbers mostly in the mid-60s. 63 pittsburg and the same for antioch. up at napa nice day for wine country 65. for much of marin and sonoma counties mid-60s right at the shoreline, chillier than that. in the far north ukiah will be near 70 degrees tomorrow 67 at clearlake and 65 at st. helena. the look ahead, mostly sunny- side up. we are going to be looking at temperatures in the mid- to upper 60s inland, mid-60s around the bay. extended forecast clouds on saturday, no rain coming for the bay area. we are looking dry all the way through new year's day. and beyond. that's the weather. the sports with gary gelfand coming up after a break. ,,,,
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everyone is watching .. it means your a marquee team... for the second time in three years, the warriors have the night cap, in front of a nationally televised audien. it's an honor to play on christmas day. everyone is watching. for the second time in three years the warriors play in front of a national audience. no love lost with the clippers. things get chippie when they go head to head. last year they had some fun. in their only meeting this season which was at staples lob city beat the warriors 126-115. a former warrior now a clipper
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feels they are becoming one of the best rivals in the west even though they are both in the cellar. >> when you're starting to become one of the teams to be reckoned with when you do stuff you feel like you have accomplished a lot so i take my hat off to the team. that's a hell of a team. but that definitely didn't sit well with us. it's a hostile environmental probably the most hostile in the league. >> i mean, don't get me wrong. i love the fans. love you guys. [ laughter ] >> but it's different out there. it's different. i mean, that will be a situation where the crowd makes a lot of noise like a college atmosphere. the crowd will be beginning for us. i know they like me out there but they still boo me. they give me love after the game. that shows how serious they are about the game. >> i don't know. how about seth curry, steph's brother, with the santa cruz warriors of the d league making the leap to the nba but not
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with his big brother. today seth signed with the grizzlies in 12 games with santa cruz the younger curry averaging a logical over 21 points a game. all right. if you are the nba champs and you have to play on christmas day you would think you would play at home. instead, lebron and the heat traveled to face the kobe-less lakers. wade recently engage. lebron took his talent to hollywood in a big way. that is just crazy. amazing! anything. hello. definitely worth another look. take another look at this. he gets so high and just look at the concentration. looking at the ball now, the basket he throws it n just truly amazing. hard to say which one is better. 19 points for james. this one is another one later in the quarter goes right off the backboard. another crazy dunk. the lakers kept it close and tied it in the 4th but then the champs putted through.
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wade with the up and under. heat beat the lakers, 101-95. russell westbrook of the thunder mopping the floor at madison square garden. they can do it all. anthony with a bum ankle will be watching. 1st quarter westbrook with the alley-oop for kevin durant. amazing. westbrook tossing this up from half court. perfect. okc in control. the knicks were just bad. off the backboard not blaming the shots instead blaming the sleeves because you notice the jerseys, darn sleeve in the way. not much defense from new york. the durantula game high 21. the thunder beat the knicks 123- 94, the biggest blowout win for a road team in nba christmas day history. the bowls looking like christmas sweaters. not happy for the nets. dunleavy taking it to the hole for two. off the glass getting pounded.
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nets 9-19. they couldn't do anything write. the bulls win 95-78. nothing like teams doing holiday videos. most of these guys can play and almost none can sing. in the nhl the ottawa senators with one of the more notable videos. >> on the second day of christmas my true love gave to me. >> two front teeth. >> say, i need those, too. >> and a heritage plastic jersey. >> whoo. all right. >> the dog howling in the background. >> i'm not going to make fun of them because i think last year i tried to sing. i sing just like they do but i have my front teeth for now. >> a for effort. >> give it to them. captions by: caption colorado ,,
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