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>> we found one today that had the potential to affect our performance so we took it down immediately so that the issue could be addressed. >> reporter: this after a last- minute rush just before the december 23rd deadline overwhelmed the call centers and the website stopping last- minute insurance shoppers. "covered california" promised to help those who could show that they had tried to sign up before the deadline to get insurance by january 1. >> you can go to and click on "find help near you" and then see a list of certified insurance agents that are in your area who cayou call to say, look, i need to get through this process. >> reporter: there are a series of deadlines coming up important to everyone who wants to comparison shop on "covered california"'s website but most important to those looking for government subsidized insurance coverage. >> now, if you want to get a subsidy, you want to have premium assistance, you can only get that through "covered california." so therefore, you would have to meet that deadline. >> reporter: the next important date is january 15 to start
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coverage on february 1. february 15th for march 1st start and march 15th for april 1. but the worrisome deadline is march 31. >> march 31, 2014, is going to be the end date, the final date where you can get coverage for 2014. and if you end up without coverage for 2014, you could be subject to a penalty from the federal government. >> reporter: unless of course you get your own private insurance somewhere else without using "covered california." live in the newsroom, i'm don knapp, kpix 5. >> thank you. "covered california" says it plans to do more work on the website over the weekend. new at 6:00, the family of a brain-dead girl who has been kept on life support may be close to moving her to a new care facility. 13-year-old jahi mcmath suffered severe complications after a tonsil surgery at children's hospital oakland earlier this month. a judge ruled doctors can take her off life support on monday. but a lawyer for her family says a bay area nursing home is willing to keep caring for her.
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jahi would need surgery to insert breathing and feeding tubes before the transfer. it's not clear doctors at children's hospital would be willing to perform that surgery. new tonight there's a heated debate over plans for a new high-rise in the heart of berkeley. if approved, a 16-story hotel would be built on the corner of shattuck and center transforming the downtown landscape. as our da lin reports, it's not going to go up without a fight. da. >> reporter: hello, brian. a lot of proposals to develop and change this area downtown berkeley. this is one of the latest sites turning this bank of america building into a 16-story high- rise hotel. developers picked this spot because it's across the street from the berkeley bart station and just down the street from uc-berkeley. developers want to pump some new blood into the hearts of berkeley. they are proposing to build a 16-story hotel where the bank
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of america is right now at the corner of shattuck and center. >> really makes downtown a much more vibrant place, filling in what is kind of like a missing tooth within the downtown. >> reporter: developers submitted the plan last week and gave us these pictures. bank of america, a restaurant and shops on the first floor, office space and 300 hotel rooms. >> we can change downtown berkeley for the better keeping the good qualities and bringing some new things to make it a better place. >> reporter: there's already criticism. some say bringing more people to berkeley will change the character and hurt the quality of high of. >> berkeley is so congested that i should think it will add a great deal to the congestion and the difficulty of getting around in berkeley. >> reporter: even supporters worry about parking and the building's height just a moment it would be too high, obscure
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the view. >> reporter: at 16 stories, it would be one of the highest in berkeley similar to the wells fargo and chase buildings across the street. but many people believe berkeley needs responsible growth and say the hotel could be a good start. >> it would certainly continue the revitalization of downtown berkeley. >> people don't realize that there's a lot of economic depression in berkeley. it doesn't show. but it's there. >> reporter: the developers want to have the high-rise built in three years by 2017. but the next thing for them is to have a lot of public meetings to address the concerns of the neighbors and residents here in berkeley. live in berkeley, i'm da lin, kpix 5. >> by the way, the developers say the hotel would bring in millions in tax revenue each year for the city of berkeley. the city college of san francisco is fighting for its future in court. if it loses its accreditation battle, tens of thousands of students are going to be left in the lurch.
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linda yee was at today's hearing. the school is already taking a big hit even though nothing has been decided yet. >> reporter: they are appealing the loss and also taking a hit in enrollment. already they have lost 30% of their enrollment that they had two years ago. and that means a loss in millions of federal dollars. professors and students of city college are fighting for their school's life. they asked a judge to belong the termination of their accreditation next july and give them a redo. >> we want the judge to set aside the disaccreditation, create a review panel that meets the standards that the u.s. department of education laid out, with a real peer review panel, and come back and reassess the college. >> reporter: the accrediting commission for junior and community colleges stripped city college of its accreditation saying it was out of compliance. it had problems with financial accountability and leadership. the commission says stopping the clock on the termination
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date interferes with the ongoing appeals process. >> the institution is not satisfied with the result, it has the right to take that into federal court and challenge it. that's the way our system has been set up. that's the way it's always been done. >> reporter: but city college says while they appeal, the threat of shutting down next july is hurting the school. it's already suffered a 30% drop in enrollment. fewer students less federal educational money. >> students are going to not have confidence their degrees will mean anything or their courses will mean anything and they will get financial aid and they will bail. >> reporter: most students at city college are working class and cannot afford other institutions or even commute to neighboring ones. >> that's a huge problem. i don't know where else to go. >> reporter: city college feels it has a very good case in its
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appeal because even the u.s. department of education agrees that the accreditation process was flawed but the judge has not indicated when he will make that decision. it's generally agreed it could come in the next 10 days. reporting live in san francisco, linda yee, kpix 5. >> ccsf says it is the largest community college in california and has close to 1500 faculty members. a new transgender law will force schools across the state to update their facilities in the new year. the law requires california public schools to let children use sex-segregated facilities and participate in gender- specific activities of their own choice. the school in el cerrito is already updating its locker rooms and bathrooms. one bay area school board member said that teens need these changes. >> they are going through puberty and through their own adolescent growth, they need to have outlets especially for somebody who is transgender.
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there's not enough resources that we see being developed. >> the statute could be suspended if a referendum to appeal it qualifies for the november ballot. tomorrow is the fifth day in a row of "spare the air" days as record high temperatures hit the bay area and it's going to be warm for a while. >> did you ever see the movie groundhog day where the same day happens over and over? we are stuck in the pattern new record highs every day "spare the air" days, these are your highs from today. not pictured, oakland 67 degrees the record high and it was one of the cooler spots today t petaluma 69. berkeley 69. one better in santa clara, 70. this is silly. the day after christmas in santa cruz, thanks to down sloping winds off the mountains there, feet in the sand at the beach in santa cruz, it was 83 degrees. yes, it will be another "spare the air" tomorrow. the worst air quality in the south bay, central bay and north bay. sounds like about everywhere but away from the water in the east bay will be moderate air quality but no wood-burning
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once again tomorrow because that pesky ridge is keeping the pollution trapped. it's keeping all the pollution close to the ground so it's the stuff that we're breathing and we're stuck with another "spare the air" day coming up tomorrow. the question is, are we going to see that ridge move? will we see any change in the weather in the next seven days? we'll tackle that coming up. the u.s. fire service held a community meeting today with dozens of big sur residents affected by last week's wildfire. they are urging homeowners not to move or clean up any damage until their properties have been inspected by hazmat crews and insurance agents. 34 hopes and four other buildings were damaged or destroyed by the flames. >> when the fire hit me, it hit me from two different directions. it was very, very hot, very fast. >> the fire burned 900 acres. investigators still don't know the cause so dry and windy in southern california tonight, there's a rare winter red flag warning. cbs reporter greg mills shows us how the summer-like weather
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in december is fueling the fire threat. >> reporter: today fire crews were still battling wind while taking care of hot spots in the lilac fire. >> that fire can smolder for quite some time. >> reporter: the fire kicked up again around noon today. crews were able to get it settled down. but when this wind-driven fire started last night, firefighters were very worried. >> the little fire that could have been the nightmare that we all face every summer. >> reporter: that fire raced through 8 acres of hills and canyons covered with very dry fuels driven by winds of about 35 miles per hour according to captain lindberry. >> it could push this fire a long way. >> reporter: no homes were threatened. due to the red flag warning, area fire departments drew up a battle plan christmas day. hours later they put that plan into action when this started. 300 firefighters were on this initially. nighttime water drops helped the crews on the ground. the simi valley area has endured three straight days of relentless winds. >> sounds like the wind is going to blow the house door.
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>> reporter: cory's house survived intact. but not far away on damon street in simi valley, this huge oak tree was uprooted. >> it's been oil. these winds are horrendous. >> reporter: with the red flag warning still in effect, captain lindberry says the fire danger remains incredibly high. in simi valley, greg mills, kpix 5. >> it's almost january. at this time, there are no mandatory evacuations. greeting cards have all been sent. the christmas rush is through. but if you are not happy with all your gifts, the stores offering the best return policies. >> plus, how we are getting this unique bird's-eye view of the bay area. >> really rallying people around something to make it happen. >> how crowd sourcing has boomed into a multi-billion- dollar industry. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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looking for bargains. our juliette g a day after christmas and retail stores are already seeing the rush of shoppers
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making returns and looking for those good bargains. our juliette goodrich with the stores that offer the best return policies. >> reporter: hi, liz. here's a stack of receipts from various stores. i have been reading the fine print. and some of these stores have incredible return policies. others if you look beyond january 15th, you're out of luck. >> reporter: every many retailers are banking on the post-season gift card and cash friends is i. >> we got money for christmas. >> spending the cash? >> yes. >> for good reason>> reporter: this is the day stores offer deep discounts. we spotted shoppers al throughout the bay area looking for deems. at valley fair in san jose, serramonte mall in daly city, and at stoneridge mall in pleasanton, just to name a few. >> right there 74% off. crazy. i'm like i should go in there! >> i got a pair of u.s. -- i just got a pair of uggs. >> shirts, jackets, pants, shoes.
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a pair of uggs, too. >> reporter: all at a discount. economists are predicting the deals and discounts will be even bigger than before to make up for a poor shopper turnout this year. >> it's been a really tough season for retailers and consumers partly because it's been really short, partly because it's been flooded with one promotion after another, which is exhausting consumers. >> reporter: the day after christmas comes with its share of returns. here's a list of the top stores with the best return policies. costco tops the list, no return time limit except for electronics, and no receipt necessary. nordstrom also has no time limit for returns. and walmart's 90-day return policy begins today,not the date of purchase. as for those mall kiosks, well, read for yourself. no return, no refund. >> there's no return on your hairstyle here i don't think. >> no. [ laughter ] >> no, no. supposedly it's going to last me three days. we'll see about that. >> reporter: really, three days, is that your guarantee? >> uhm, well, without product we use a nanofusion technology. >> reporter: i was just kidding.
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three days. [ laughter ] >> reporter: i only had a minute 30 to tell the story so he couldn't get into that. anyway, as far as target's returns, it is a 90-day return policy so they have a good policy and despite the recent security breach, business has been good after post-christmas. but keep your receipts and retailers are banking on more business over the weekend. in pleasanton, juliette goodrich, kpix 5. >> sears and best buy are other stores with strict return policies. returns have to be made by january 15. we don't know what you did on christmas eve but one bay area photographer spent it capturing amazing video of the city lights from the sky. don ford tells us you have to see it to believe. allest ariel platforms ever seen. , "this is a ontrolled quadcopt e to fly a reporter: these amazing night shots of san francisco show the city as never seen
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before. floating through places that a helicopter could only dream of. y hand indeed.the skill of flying through tig spaces creates facinating shots.interesting angeles a takes the viewer past some strange sights. , "it's also art. you know i have a vision of what i'm d, i've always wanted to do. you have these dreams and y wake up, like i wish i coul that with my camera, well n can." stand up close, don f- san francisco, "oh you bet's fun, and cool, and in the r hands it just artistry." in df kpix 5 if you want to watch the fu video, visit iday l these dream shots were recorded by a filmmaker beto lopez with one of the smallest aerial platforms ever seen. >> this is an aerial control quad copter allows me to fly' go pro camera on there to get aerial photography. >> reporter: made of sturdy plastic, it runs on small batteries but the key is using a small gimbel that stabilizes the camera attaching it to the latest lowlight go pro camera. the results are amazing. all these images were shot in one night christmas eve. beto is part photographer, part pilot, and all artist.
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>> a lot of people say you can't do that, you can't get a night photo with a quad copter. i'm like whoa, i proved them wrong as you can see in some of my photos. and you have to have a gimball and have a steady hand. >> reporter: steady hand indeed. the skill of flying through tight spaces creates fascinating shots, interesting angles and takes the viewer past some strange sights. >> it's also art. i have a vision that i'm doing that i have always wanted to do, you know, you dream you have your dreams you wake up like i wish i could do that with my camera for my dreams. now i can. >> reporter: oh, you bet it's fun and cool and in the right hands, it's just artistry. in san francisco, don ford, kpix 5. >> i want one! talk about surveillance. if you want to watch the full video visit our website, search for holiday lights. >> need to see the city from that perspective, it's neat and beautiful. >> it's gorgeous. >> and it was a beautiful day today for folks just walking around enjoying the holiday. >> imagine if you are a visitor
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now from minneapolis. >> oh. >> the past week they are talking about maybe getting back up to freezing? and now we are talking about 60s, 70s, some of you 80s today towards santa cruz and capitola. this is abnormal even for us here in northern california but it's not changing soon. . it's clear outside. this is from the golden gate bridge toward the bay bridge from our rooftop. gilroy 73, half moon bay 71 the day after christmas. redwood city 71. san jose 69. napa 68. concord cooler at 64. you may be wondering were half moon bay was 7 degrees warmer than concord? that's because of a very strong offshore wind coming down off the mountains spilling right on to the beach. speaking of the beach, if you are heading there tomorrow because of the great forecast, you may want to watch out for sneaker waves and beach hazard
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statement issued by the national weather service. rough surf at times. sneaker waves are sneaky. it's about every 8 to 10 waves so please watch outgoing in the water tomorrow. no water falling from the sky. there is a bone dry doppler radar doppler. it will stay that way for a while. it's my job to talk about the weather changes. in this case, i'm just basically your friendly messenger to tell you that not much is going to change. the atmosphere is stuck on park. it should be in drive and moving. it's not. the ridge is not moving for 7 days. what you had today, you will have enjoy it or not for the next seven days through the top of next year. sunny dry and mild. highs for you tomorrow it's friday! concord 63 tomorrow. san jose 66. oakland 66. san rafael 63. santa rosa 64. pacifica 62 degrees. so perhaps a couple of degrees cooler but still above normal. warmest weather over the weekend final weekend of 2013
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close to 70 again. temperatures will trail off new year's day next wednesday but not changing much. i don't see a drop of rainfall. now, here's the fact of the matter. it's the rainy season, eventually this will change. right now i just don't know when. >> january is supposed to be the rainiest month of the year. >> in a normal year, yeah. i'm hoping it's even close. it will be a big change. >> thanks, paul. still ahead, the police takedown that happened right outside our kpix 5 station this afternoon. >> "crowdfunding" intrigues us. it's been exciting. >> how online fundraising has erupted into a multi-billion- dollar industry next. ,,,,,,
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or maybe a single individual fighting cancer... or an entrepreneur trying to get you might want to do some holiday giving to support a
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local food bank, charity or single individual fighting cancer or an entrepreneur trying to get an idea off the ground. all is possible with "crowdfunding." >> i had no idea it was connected to parkinson's disease. >> reporter: bill draper took his wife' story public in the name of raising money to fight her disease. >> my wife has parkinson's and has for some 35 years. >> reporter: he planned to day nature to the parkinson's institute headquartered in sunnyvale but realized he could do more. >> let's get together with parkinson's institute and let's do crowd sourcing and i'll put up $100,000 and suggest it be matched up to that amount by as many people as want to participate. >> reporter: he launched a "crowdfunding" campaign on sf- based indiegogo a website that collects and distributes contributions for almost any cause. >> please join me and the
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draper family. >> "crowdfunding" has been exciting. >> reporter: they hadn't tried "crowdfunding" before. >> we are so grateful to bill draper and the draper family for sharing their personal parkinson's disease journey. they are helping to inspire other families to find their own voice to share their stories and to raise funds. >> reporter: there are "crowdfunding" sites that cater to small businesses, authors trying to publish, scientists funding research, athletes, musicians, any cause you can imagine. indiegogo is the world's largest "crowdfunding" platform. >> the beauty of "crowdfunding" is you're really rallying people around something to make it happen. >> reporter: the company's director of cause, community and social innovation amy says it supports campaigns to raise as little as $100 for dental work to $10 million for a new tech gadget. >> "crowdfunding" is empowering, social, fun, giving people the chance to feel that
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pride of participating in something bigger than themselves. >> it's been an amazing program that has worked and we are delighted with the results. >> we just checked bill draper's indiegogo site and to date he has raised more than $238,000. if you want to get involved in this or any campaign, we posted links to "crowdfunding" sites on our website, coming up in our next half hour, how shipping companies in the bay area and beyond are playing catch-up after christmas. >> is there anybody else in the car?! >> how a driver trapped in a burning car was rescued just in the nick of time. >> i'd hate to see somebody else that falls for it. >> how some bay area homeowners are being fooled by a document selling scheme coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,
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>> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald now at 6:30 the scramble to deliver delayed christmas packages. christmas is over but not for shippers dealing with the problem of late deliveries. so much for promising last- minute gifts to customers as well as shippers underestimating a surge in shopping. doesn't matter who is at fault. kpix 5's joe vazquez says a lot of customers are angry. in 20 years this is the worst i
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have ever seen it. >> reporter: it's the day after christmas and san francisco business owners are carting nearly 2 dozen boxes into the freight center. the boxes contain gift orders elena's company billed and sold through online retailers like amazon and to customers all across the u.s. way too late to be standard under anyone's tree. >> drivers were not showing up or saying they were too full and couldn't take our orders. >> reporter: caught off guard the surge in online shopping has u.p.s., the world's largest package delivery company, still scrambling to deliver holiday packages days late and online retailers like amazon are pledging refunds to some customers who paid extra for expedited shipping. >> it's christmas day and i still haven't received it. >> reporter: u.p.s. in a statement earlier this week, quote, the volume of air packages in our system exceeded the capacity of our network immediately preceding christmas so some shipments were delayed. we apologize.
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>> it was insane. i been working for fedex almost 20 years. so this is the biggest i ever seen. >> reporter: fedex also record delays and both companies took big hits online from customers turning to social media to vent about corporate excuses like bad weather and unexpected online shopping volume. >> really should start selling books. >> reporter: as for merchants this holiday season will be remembered long after these boxes reach their final destinations. elena doesn't fault the u.p.s. drivers but feels the shipping giant is the grinch that didn't quite steal christmas but definitely stalled it. >> they are the only game in town so you just have to deal with it and we are the paying customers. >> reporter: joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> u.p.s. said today it's conducting an analysis of what caused the delays. online merchants like amazon recently invested millions of dollars in fulfillment centers and one analyst said it looked like u.p.s. and fedex have to increase investments to handle the demand. we didn't have to go very far to cover this story.
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in fact, it happened right outside our front door. a few of our coworkers witnessed police chase down and tackle this bank robbery suspects. the man almost got away but he got tripped up right in front of our building on battery street. the security cameras around our building caught the whole thing. take another look as a suspected bank robber with gray shirt and backpack takes off running. you may have even noticed a couple of surprised faces of our camera guys standing next to the news van. no one was injured in the case. the man prosecutors say was behind that deadly shooting spree at l.a.x. last month has pleaded not guilty. 23-year-old paul ciancia was in court today. he faces murder and attempted murder charges. police say that he opened fire killing a tsa agent and injuring two others. >> three of the charges in the indictment carry a potential death penalty. if he is convicted, he will face either life in prison without parole or the death penalty if the attorney general of the united states decides
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that this is a capital case. >> trial is set for february. a trapped driver pulled from a burning car just in the nick of time. dave bryan caught up with the guy who came to the rescue before it was too the. >> he was going to die. there is no question. another 10, 15 seconds, no one would have been able to get in there and unbuckle that buckle because there was just too much fire. >> reporter: lapd bomb squad officer donald thompson his hands band and from burns after he stuck his head into the car of a stranger that crashed on the 405 freeway a car engulfed in flames. he dragged the man out of the car and saved his life. witnesses watched in horror and amazement as thompson on the way to work jumped across the k- rail dividing north from southbound freeway traffic an
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ran to the car to rescue the driver. >> he pulled the guy out and he fell on the ground ground because he like breathed in a bunch of that black smoke. >> reporter: thompson gave me a description of what he saw what he was thinking and what was going on around him when he arrived at the vehicle and plunged in to help the victim, who was slumped over unconscious in the driver's seat. >> there's so much fire, it just gets into your head. you feel --you see the smoke and the heat it's just --it's unbelievable how much heat there is with that fire. age that was just the time when i said, hey, it's now -- and that was just the time when i said, hey, it's now or never. either you're going to get him out or he is going to burn alive. and i grabbed him with two hands. i heard some screaming and i don't know if it was a man or a woman, they were just screaming, get him out, get him out! don't let him burn!
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>> talk about being in the right place at the right time. that was dave bryan reporting. two good samaritans who were driving by helped thompson and the driver get away from the fiery vehicle. when asked about the daring rescue, thompson said he is no hero he just did what he had to do. the sonoma county tree that shaded and inspired jack london will not be chopped down after all. the oak tree is suffering from a fungal disease. there are questions whether it could fall and damage nearby structures. but it is still healthy enough to stand 2 to 10 years. an airline offered extreme after christmas specials by accident. >> it looked like it was from the tax people. >> the document selling scheme preying on bay area homeowners. ,,,,,,,, good. good answer.
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ince 1996. stocks soared. retailers report strong sales during the holiday season pushing the dow to another record high close today. the dow is on pace to have its best year since 1996. well, homeowners here in the bay area are reporting they are getting official looking envelopes in the mail that seem to come from a government agency. but a closer look reveals they are something else entirely. julie watts on the consumerwatch with a warning about a document selling scheme. >> reporter: tony diamond gets lots of mail, but this letter from south dakota stood out. >> it has penalties and fines on the envelope. looks official. >> reporter: inside it looks even more official with a bar code, details about his home, and a notice that diamond needed to send $83 to get a copy of his grant deed, a document used to prove ownership of a property. >> it did look like it was from the tax people. >> it does look official. >> reporter: but solano county assessor recorder says it's anything but. >> we have companies that buy our data.
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our data for the most part is public record. >> reporter: he says companies are purchasing homeowners' information from his office and reselling it back to homeowners at greatly inflated prices. it's not just grant deeds. companies are reselling many other legal documents that you may actually need but can get from your local recorder. >> a two-page grant deed is $8. >> reporter: if you own a home you probably have the documents. for instance, grant deeds are automatically sent to homeowners when they purchase a property something tony figured out on his own and hopes others will too. >> i'd like it to stop and i'd hate to see somebody else that falls for it. >> now, grant deeds are considered public records. so pretty much anyone can get a copy of your grant deed. don't be tricked into paying for it just because someone else has your information. we did call the company that sent that letter to the diamonds and it never returned our calls. on the consumerwatch, julie watts, kpix 5.
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up next, how an embarrassing mistake will allow some travelers to fly for dirt cheap. >> kind of feels like a mistake, not a mistake! it's legit. widespread 60s and 70s, a new record high in oakland today and a live look down in san jose. bad air quality today but temperatures pushed 70 degrees. how long is this going to stick around? the answer in your forecast coming up. >> straight ahead in sports, here's what we got cooking. christmas came a day late for packer fans. 49ers chances at arizona, vegas says it's a toss-up. and for one player, the price of not so brotherly love between the warriors and the clippers. don't move. you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're s you got this, right? i do got this. from the shelf, and to your home.
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sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. from the shelf, and to your home. starting at $99. this morning created some incredible deals for travel for about two hours, a lot flights were going for bargn ight some delta customers landed a post-christmas present thanks to a glitch. people were able to buy tickets this morning for steep discounts and the airline says it will honor them. a roundtrip flight between cincinnati and salt lake city
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was $48. one person said he got a ticket from boston to honolulu for $68. delta fixed the problem and says it will honor those accidentally cheap fares. steph curry and his family are teaming up with the feed the children in the fight against hunger group today. they personally gave out boxes filled with food and other essentials at bb memorial cathedral to nearly 400 oakland families. the place what packed with people, smiles and holiday spirited. >> you know, every family can't provide during the holiday season and that's something we want to help change and just bring a smile to families' faces especially the kids. >> every warriors player is participating in events this season to help families and children in the bay area as part of a community outreach campaign. less than a week and counting for the hundreds of rose bowl parade float builders and volunteers.
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stephanie simmons shows us inside the last-minute preparations. >> this is always on my list to do when my kids got old enough. >> reporter: the rose parade is loved by locals but also an admiration shared across the country. that's why bobbie drove with her family from montana to volunteer. >> my oldest goes into the marines so he is leaving in maybe june. i'm like yeah, we are doing it this year. >> reporter: thousands of volunteers are putting finishing touches on the 45 floats this year under the theme "dreams come true." so all of the materials on the parade floats have to be natural. >> we are using seaweed now to add to the leaves. >> reporter: those leaves will then become part of an exotic scene designed by dole. the winner of the sweepstakes trophy for the last three years. >> our float this year is sunrise at the oasis, kind of like a desert meets tropical rain forest. at dole we love nature and we wanted to show nature's bounty. >> reporter: the float will
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display real trees, waterfall, wild animals and will be finished off with 40,000 hot pink roses. >> the ideas are endless. on a brand-new float this year they have dogs that are adopted dogs performing all sorts of tricks. >> reporter: another new entry this year will have a local dance group doing a routine to a live performance from kc and the sunshine band. stella rosa hopes their float makes you get up and dance and for bobbie and her family the party has only just begun. [ laughter ] >> reporter: stephanie simmons, kpix 5. >> by the way, this march, the parades's 125th anniversary, of course, stanford will play in the rose bowl. the cardinal will take on michigan state. today san francisco put about 50 christmas trees to the chipper to promote the recycling of christmas trees.
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it's part of a program that begins next week. trees placed on the curbside or in a bin will be put through a chipper to use for landscaping and energy. >> 25 million live christmas trees are cut every year for christmas and they don't end with christmas day. you can recycle them. >> firefighters are urging people to take their trees to the curb right away to avoid fire hazards. recology will be collecting trees starting next thursday. all right. well -- >> it's been so dry that, yeah, those trees really do dry out quickly. get them out. >> ours have been sucking up gallons a day. you know, it's one of those years. there's nothing we can do about it. >> might as well enjoy it, i guess. >> sunny and 70. so there are lots of things you can do outside when it's sunny and 70 that you cannot do when it's raining and 55. it will come eventually just not this year. oakland toward the bay bridge,
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the beautiful san francisco skyline embarcadero center still lit up top of the pyramid still illuminated, as well. gorgeous night to head out and about. this is the south bay, san jose looking excellent. your 58 right now in san jose after a high close to 70. oakland right now 56. livermore currently 56. we are cooling off quickly in concord and santa rosa away from the water falling out of the 60s and 50s and by 8:00 you're in the 40s and will stay chilly overnight. big rainfall deficit. we have been hammering this home for a long time, i realize that. but these are the numbers. numbers don't lie. we are 26.5" below average in santa rosa for the year. san francisco now above 17" below normal and san jose creeping up on 11" below average. that's doing a number if you are a skier, look at the snowpack. last year was above normal at 102%. this year 22%. we are way down on snowpack. we could use snow and rain. mother nature says kindly, no. high pressure taking the storm track way up there, not even
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close. this is like winning a baseball game 13-0. you know you're going to lose when the score is that in the 9th inning. well we're in the 9th inning and that's the score. the ridge is not moving, it's stuck in park. the ridge won't move for several days. i have been showing you the same graphic for two weeks straight. the ridge is to our west. the storm track is to our north. the sunshine is over your house. so wherever you're going to be tomorrow, another seven days if not longer of mainly sunny very mild weather. so what to expect? we'll break it down. mornings will be chilly because it is the longest darkes time of the-year so we get long evenings and overnight. it's the darkest time of the year. afternoons we warm u quickly. 60s and 70s. dry through the next seven days. tomorrow 10 degrees above average in livermore at 66. six degrees above average at san jose also 66. morgan hill 70. redwood city 66, half moon bay
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cooling down to 65. fairfield 65. sunny san francisco 63. san rafael 63. oakland 66. up toward lake county mid-60s. santa rosa 64. cloverdale 65 degrees. really nice to get outside what great weather for the kids to go play because they are probably off school. saturday and sunday more sunny mild weather. monday and tuesday, new year's eve, another sunny mild day. cooler and cloudier on wednesday and thursday. the only thing falling from the sky will be the fireworks residue coming up on tuesday night. that's it. we are staying dry for the next seven days. that's your forecast. sports is coming up next.
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finale at arizona... with so much at stake...anywhere fr nfl up top. we begin tonight with the 49ers. three days before the regular season finale at arizona with so much at stake, anywhere from a possible back-to-back division title to six seed in the play-offs especially after they put on quite a show at the expense of the atlanta falcons on a monday night at candlestick. >> time running low. kaepernick keeps the balling running, touchdown 49ers! patrick willis.
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>> let go! >> bowman takes the 9ers to the play-offs! >> he says good-bye to the stick in dramatic fashion. the 89-yard interception to seal it. today kim coyle spoke with the defensive line coach. >> what a fantastic play. brock coming in there and making a great break on the ball and bowman and the other thing interesting is watching the play as it goes down field. they kicked it into gear. it was an exciting play, exciting time. i don't come in wanting for anything. my guys are smart tough good people. >> hit in a fistfight? >> no. it's here.
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my feet get me there. my hands strike. >> you're beaming like a proud father. [ laughter ] >> just proud to be a part of this. all right. hey, packer fans, quarterback aaron rodgers is back just in time for the winner-take-all game against the bears. rodgers has missed 7 games with a broken collarbone on the nonthrowing shoulder. winner sunday gets to the play- offs, loser goes home. the packers are 5-3 with rodgers under center, just 2, 4, 1, without him [ indiscernible ] is announcing his retirement at the raiders alameda headquarters. 11 seasons, eight as a shutdown corner in oakland. arried to actress kerry washngton.... will retire tomorrow as a raider. speaking of the raiders...they've sold out all 7 home games ts season...and now peyton man and the broncos come into t 2 td favorites, this sunday oaklad's last game of the can catch it rig
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here on kpix-5... a 1:25 kickoff... followed by fifth quarter... nba... ...the warriors took the national spotlight, christmas night for the 2nde in 3 years...beating the clipps 105- 103.. .harrison barnes...h nba the warriors took the nationals spotlight christmas night for the second time in three years beating the clippers 105-103. >> there it is. >> hey! >> harrison barnes half court shot before the game, then it happened. green with a vicious elbow to blake griffin at the end of the third that got him tossed. griffin got into it with andrew bogut, got teed up twice and ejected. now, green today was fined $15,000 for not leaving the court in a timely manner. chippie game all throughout. >> all boils down to they fell for it.
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to me its cowardly. cowardly basketball. >> they said you guys played cowardly basketball. >> it was a tough division game. you know? wanted big things to happen in a tough game when you got two good teams playing against each ear. >> why do they not like each other? >> we like them. [ laughter ] >> merry christmas. >> in transition -- wrap that and put it under your christmas tree. >> what a sick alley-oop dwyane wade to lebron james. the fifth straight christmas victory another one off the glass. wade and james both had 23 points. but the top story tonight the 49ers heading into the game in arizona. >> are they in the zone? >> favorites going in. >> see you at 11:00. captions by: caption colorado ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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"family feud." give it up for steve harvey! [captioning made possible by fremantle media] steve: how's it going, man? hey, folks, how you doing today? thank you very much. hey, welcome to "family feud," everybody. i'm your man, steve harvey. and, boy, we got a good one for you today, folks. returning for the third day with a total of 20,500 bucks, from camden, new jersey, it's the sanders mi. and from gilbert, arizona, it's the allen family. well, everybody's here trying to win their self a lot of cash and the possibility of driving out of here in a fuel efficient ford fusion. let's go play "feud," everybody. give me jake, give me craig. let's go. [cheers and applause]


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