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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. commissioner calls it quits. she says the rent's to now at noon, a silicon valley planning commissioner calls it quits. she says the rent is too high and she is calling people out for allegedly ignoring the issue. good afternoon, i'm anne makovec in for michelle griego. >> i'm brian hackney. kenny choi is off today. kpix 5's maria medina now with
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the shocking resignation that has palo alto talking. >> reporter: the letter written by kate downing starts off dear city council members and palo alto residents. we rent our current home with another couple for $6,200 a month. if we wanted to buy the same home, our monthly payment would be $12,177 a month. kate, a planning and transportation commissioner, says the high cost of living in palo alto is forcing her to resign and move to santa cruz. >> i experienced that. it's tough living in palo alto for a long time. we rent and it's difficult. >> reporter: amy brown considers giving up her small business and her rental home to move somewhere more affordable. >> we have a reasonable landlord. so we're not in as bad a position as most people. >> reporter: what's reasonable? >> $4,000. >> reporter: that's reasonable? >> no. it's reasonable in palo alto right now. >> reporter: kate, whose volunteer position as a commissioner made recommendations to the city council about city growth, she
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pushed for more housing and home prices down. she wrote if it's clear that a professional like me cannot raise a family here, then all our teachers, first responders and service workers are in dire straits and that city leaders have pushed for [ indiscernible ] that can't service the average joe when the city is only affordable to joe millionaire. >> definitely agree. we talk about almost weekly about when we'll leave and where to go because we can't afford t we feel like we're absolutely being squeezed out. we own a successful business but it's still pressed. >> reporter: kate blames city council members for the housing shortage saying they are ignoring pleas from residents who want more affordable housing. a spokesman says they are not commenting on the resignation letter saying, her position is voluntary and they are going to work to fill it. in palo alto, maria medina, kpix 5. >> she says she will push her mission to add more affordable housing in palo alto through
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the organization she cofounded called, palo alto forward. developing news. a toddler is seriously hurt after falling from the third floor of an apartment building in foster city. it happened around 8 a.m. this morning at a unit at the waters edge complex on hills day boulevard. the 1 1/2-year-old boy was transported by helicopter to stanford hospital. police think he was leaning on a window screen when fell. new details in a murder investigation at a san francisco shopping mall. the body was found in a stairwell at the westfield center on market street yesterday. officials have ruled that death a homicide and now the medical examiner's office has identified the victim as 28- year-old frank dellisia of san francisco. police are not commenting on how he died or how how long his body may have been there. a 5-year-old girl was hit by a stray bullet last night in san francisco's bayview. police say gunfire erupted near whitney young circle and hudson avenue at 5:15 p.m. a little girl was shot in the hand and rushed to the
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hospital. she will be okay. police are looking for three suspects. new information about the skydiving accident over the week. the instructor wasn't knows certified. two people died when their shared parachute failed to open. the skydiving company says quan was a veteran skydiver with 700 jumps. but we now know although he was a trusted instructor, he never received certification from the u.s. parachute association. a spokesman says anybody not listed with that group may not meet safety standards. berkeley police are urging "pokemon go" players to be more aware of their surroundings. the warning is sparked by three recent robberies in the city including two near the cal campus. one victim says a man jumped out of a waiting car, punching him, and stealing his phone and wallet. another victim says that she was playing when she noticed she was being followed and soon after, two men knocked her to
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the ground and stole her phone and purse. smoky skies in the south bay today. look at that haze just hanging over san jose. partly due to the wildfire in monterey county and why we have a "spare the air" day. >> this just in. as well, tomorrow will be the 15th "spare the air" day of the season today marking the 14th. right now we have the smoke and haze in throughout the santa clara valley but the east base also has smoke getting getting entrained in the wind profile. smoke and haze today and tomorrow all from that soberanes fire burning. we'll tell you when we expect better weather as far as your air quality is concerned coming up. two people are dead, several still missing, after
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this massive apartment explosion just outside of washington, d.c. crews raced to pull neighbors from the flames overnight. adam may on the blast that rocked the community. >> reporter: the massive explosion and fire lit up the night sky in silver spring. the blast so powerful, firefighters a mile away could feel it. >> i was sleeping and i heard a boom and mom said wake up, there's a fire. the whole apartment shook. >> reporter: the explosion happened shortly before midnight causing parts of the buildings to collapse and sending debris across the street. >> the people trapped on second and third floor. >> reporter: emergency crews used ladders to pull residents out of windows on the upper floors. neighbors rescued people before firefighters arrived. rescue dogs searched for several missing victims. official confirmed two people are dead, found inside the rubble and others are still unaccounted for. dozens more were taken to area
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hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to serious. >> those are lacerations, smoke inhalation, burns, and orthopedic injuries. >> reporter: crews worked through the morning to put out the flames. fire officials say there are natural gas furnaces and stoves in each unit but don't know what caused the blast. adam may for cbs news, silver spring, maryland. community members in silver spring have valleyed to help victims. a temporary shelter set up at a local community center and has gotten many donations. donald trump and hillary clinton both trying to get out their messages. each has been dealing with familiar problems plaguing their campaigns. craig boswell has the latest from the white house. >> isis will hand her the most valuable player award. her only competition is barack obama. [chuckling] >> reporter: donald trump is doubling down on his belief that hillary clinton and president obama's policies
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create a vacuum that allowed isis to grow. >> i call president obama and hillary clinton the founders of isis. they are the founders. >> reporter: he is getting back on track after his controversial remarks suggesting second amendment advocates could take gun control into their own hands. his opponents say it was inciting violence. >> words matter. and if you are running to be president or you are president of the united states, words can have tremendous consequences. >> reporter: hillary clinton will try to shift the focus to the economy at a speech in michigan where she will lay out a point by point contrast between her plan and trump's. >> i am proposing an across-the- board income tax reduction. >> we are going to make the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes for a change! screaming ] >> reporter: she is dealing with newly released emails from her time of as secretary of state. one of the emails is in a clinton foundation official
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sent to aides of hillary clinton on behalf of a job seeker. the clintons say it was a former staffer for the clintons and had nothing to do with the foundation. craig boswell, cbs news, the white house. macy's is downsizing. the company announced that it's closing down 100 stores. the retailer beat wall street expectations but the company says it's going to close stores next year in order to focus on 80s best performing locations. macy's says the affected employees will be offered severance benefits and maybe jobs at other stores. so on this theme let's look at the big board right now. what goes down must come up. it must go up some more. stocks have been on the rise let by retailers and energy company now at 18619 and change. still ahead, can't hike? no problem. the new way you can explore yosemite. >> a local bakery with a lot of history and some very yummy treats voted best bakery of the
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year from bon appetit magazine. coming up, we'll put them to the test. stay with us. ,,
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vote on the city's minimum wage. tonight the berkeley city council will hold a special meeting to vote on the city's minimum wage. instead of taking the issue to voters this november, the council plans to find a compromise between two competing proposals. right now the minimum wage is $11 an hour. but community members want it to $15 by next year. the city council meets at 6 p.m. for that vote. new at noon, the lines have been out the door at a popular bakery in san francisco and kpix 5's sandra osborne shows us the tasty treats that earned it the title bakery of the year by bon appetit magazine. >> reporter: it's called rc2 with hungry customers waiting patiently in line and smell the
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pastries wafting in the air. now it's going to be good. >> this is -- this is tremendous. its superior. >> reporter: the owner whose background is in finance decided to open up a bakery after not finding croissants as good as he is used to. >> i use good ingredients to make things taste good. >> reporter: those ingredients are mouth-watering. all right, so you're definitely going to want to get here early for one of these. the owner's favorite is an almond chocolate croissant gooey on the inside, worth the wait. baking is in his blood. his great grandparents had a bakery in france in the early 1900s. >> my definition of success was to not disappoint the customers. >> reporter: for these customers, i would say he reached his goal. they say his work inspires art. >> i'm a painter and i generally paint still lives and so this is a potential subject for one of my paintings. >> reporter: just make sure to
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get here early before they sell out. in san francisco, sandra osborne, kpix 5. >> they're doing good business. the bakery is located in the 300 block of argue wella boulevard in san francisco. success in the pool and on the road. americans produced more gold last night. swimmers took home gold in the woman's 4 by 200 style free lay. katie ledecky was the team's anchor and got a third gold medal in rio. she will be following in the step mates of maya dorado by attending stanford this fall. >> also nathan adrian took a bronze in the 100-mile freestyle and look for a showdown tonight when friends and rival michael phelps and ryan lochte go head to head in the 200-meter individual medley. meanwhile, american diver sam dorman and michael hixon are taking home silver. they were beat by a pair from britain. and despite some very wet roads in rio, now 43-year-old kristin armstrong won gold defending
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her 2012 london title in the individual cycling time trial and by the way, it's her birthday today. golfers are going to tee off at the olympics today for the first time in more than 100 years. but the top four in the world are staying home over fears of the zika virus. the u.s. continues to lead overall in medals. 32 total, 11 gold, 11 silver and 10 bronze medals. back home, there's a new way to see yosemite national park. no hiking required. reporter joe muller shows us the new service offering a bird's-eye view. >> reporter: this small plane at the small airport is getting people a bigger-than-life experience. meet stan one of the pilots at airborne aviation services. >> they are coming from the south. >> reporter: he is taking us roughly 10,000 feet up to get a bird's-eye view of yosemite national park. >> kind of a dome shaped thing. that's half dome. >> reporter: the flight takes off from mariposa to the park and this is where we see it all. >> this gets you the ability to see a whole lot more of the
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park without thigh hike. >> reporter: tourists -- without the hike. >> reporter: tourists and local residents now have a new way to see yosemite. >> you can still see the features of the cliffs and the waterfalls and so forth. but you can see everything beyond them as well. >> reporter: from high in the sky, we see half dome towering over the meadows below and visitors driving through the park. >> this is el capitan. we are looking at tuolumne meadows. >> reporter: the owner and the airport manager say he wanted to show people what he has been seeing for years. >> i first flew over, i thought, man,should be seeing this. >> reporter: he was approved by the faa to give scenic tours. >> folks who can't hike or aren't able to really see the perspective like a bird would see can still do that today. >> reporter: the yosemite flyover operates year round depending on weather of course. you see it like you have never
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seen before. you see everything from looking down instead of up. tonight star gazers will see the perseid meteor shower. the best time to see it is after midnight. nasa expects between 160 to 200 meteors to go through the atmosphere through dawn tomorrow morning. normally the showers are only between about 80 to 100 so we're looking at double. city dwellers will have to go where the skies are the darkest. >> and the clearest. fog, haze, close to the coast not good. yes miss g? >> yes. not good. [ laughter ] >> hi, everybody! good afternoon. again, as anne said over 200 meteors per hour will be noted tonight and i wanted to create this graphic because so many people have asked me, what part of the sky do i look?
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just lie an your back and look up -- just lie on your back and look up. fog will be hanging tight to the coast and moving into the bay. go inland. it will be worth the show and usually we have a couple trailing off into your friday and saturday morning. this is the golden gate bridge. you have the towers about 747 feet above the bay waters and we can't see the top of it which lead me to believe that ceiling has lowered to about 700 feet. but sfo now has planes on time. they were delayed earlier. 74 now in san jose. it's 75 degrees in santa rosa. it is another "spare the air" day today and tomorrow with smoke particles entrained in our wind flow here in the bay area. satellite-radar, slow to clear at the beaches today. pacifica with some sun but until this low gets out of here it's enhancing our marine layer. once it ejects to the east that right there an area is high pressure will come in, in time for the weekend. wait until you see which day
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features nearly triple digits but today, 92 at the state capital. it is currently 81 degrees there. 75 in the high sierra. 62 with the smoke and haze in the monterey bay area. our numbers, you want 60s, head to the coast. you want 70s, head to the peninsula. you want 80s to the north or to the south. and up to the low 90s east of the bay. your sunset tonight at 8:07. by then we'll realize a temperature span between 59 and 92 degrees. and notice nearly 100 inland on saturday. hoping for some better air quality by beginning of next week but we are going to hang on to this weather pattern each and every day. >> i'm looking forward to the meteor shower. that's one benefit of going to work really early in the morning. >> as far as the count of 200 per hour we won't see that again until 2027. i plan on being around then. i hope you will be, too. >> thank you. still ahead, anne has heard of a spork, spoon and fork. but now there's a new hybrid i have never heard of it by the way there's a new hybrid
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utensil hitting fast-food restaurants. >> we want to invite all you pet lovers send us your questions about their health and well-being. just email pets@kpix.com, and we'll have our pet expert give you an answer every friday right here at noon. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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fresh grocer "tony tantillo" explains... with today's tip of the day. it's a summer treaty may not be too familiar with. tony tantillo explains with well, today's well, today's tip of the day is going to be
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of the day. >> reporter: today is with kasaba melon, they're called mixed melon in the market. there's plenty of them but they are not always the most popular melons maybe because they look like a gourd with rough edges. let me show you. you see this? let me tell you. they are wonderful. when you cut these open, the sugar is out of this world. and even though the look stays around for a while, they don't. the shelf life because of the sugar content is so high is not as long as other mixed melons. when you buy them, make sure the color is nice all the way around, heavy so it has a small cavity. and a wonderful aroma. when you bring them home, store them on the counter two or three days four days at the most. or you put them in the refrigerator. or leave them on the counter. put the unused portion in the refrigerator. sometimes that can hurt the flavor to store it in the refrigerator. when you cut them open on the
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inside, that's what they look like. mmm! delicious. and i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. eating with chopsticks takes practice. >> i cannot do it. and if you don't know how, there's a chain with the solution. it is called the chork. panda express reportedly rolling out the hybrid utensils at its restaurant. it's made of plastic with one side a fork, the other side chopsticks. yeah. i could do that. we'll be right back.
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ken and liz will see you at five. have a great afternoon. that's that's it for the news at noon. join us back here. we'll be talking about the meteor shower starting at 4:30 a.m. have a good one.
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♪ >> liam: katie wants your 12.5% of forrester? >> bill: and she was standing right beside brooke when she said it. >> liam: what does that mean? >> bill: i don't know what it means. i tried to get brooke to weigh in on the settlement. she wouldn't do it. then katie turned it down. and it was a hell of an offer -- lot of perks and 50 million bucks. she wants the stock instead. >> liam: why? >> bill: that's what i'm trying to figure out. but i'm very confident the dressmaker's behind it. >> liam: well, ridge has always wanted your shares. listen, i'm sure you'll figure it out. i-i got to tell you what happened in monte carlo.

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