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san jose in general dodged a bullet. >> massive amount of flames, big flames, air tankers. i saw three air tankers fly over and a helicopter and i didn't think it was quite as close to -- my daughter's house as close it was but it's in front of her house. a little worried but they have it under control now. >> reporter: all right. you're looking live at a helicopter right over the biggest plume of smoke coming from that hill right there. so last check, there were 70 acres burned, 20% contained. in the hour we've been here and what we have been hearing from firefighters over the past hour, looks like the worst is behind them, fingers crossed. we'll stay on the scene though and bring you another live update at 6:00 to see how it's going then. live in san jose, brian webb, kpix 5. >> that's one fire. another small fire in san jose broke out just about the same time. this was near the los lagos government course. the flames got close to the fifth tee box but the golfers
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not evacuated and play continued despite the fire. hot weather and wind a big factor in the firefights. brian hackney has more. >> as temperatures came up today five to 10 degrees, it's dry, it's windy, it's a bad combination but there is relief on the way. temperatures peaked today but won't be as warm inland tomorrow though. temperatures after hitting up to 105 today inland will be down to 91 degrees in livermore tomorrow and everybody is going to come down about 5 to 10 degrees so at least relief there. but toward the july 4th weekend, temperatures will warm up again. we'll have the complete forecast for you in a few minutes. >> thank you. we are keeping track of those high temperatures across the bay all during the newscast. we'll be cycling through them. they are at the bottom right corner of your screen. oakland unveiled a new state-of-the-art emergency dispatch center today. it's supposed to make everyone's job more efficient. but kpix 5 reporter linda yee tells us, some police officers say they are suffering from the
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same old problems. linda? >> reporter: well, liz, the city spent $750,000 to do the improvements to the infrastructure here as well as improvements on the technology here. it was done on budget and ahead of schedule. so why is it that some police officer who rely on this dispatch center say nothing has changed? >> it's a new and improved dispatch center state-of-the- art ergonomically correct workstations and hi-def wide screens to make the shotspotter operation more efficient. also public safety system adviser david cruz says that dysfunctional radios that once left cops on the streets in the dark and unable to communicate are also fixed. >> believe it or not part of the problem used to be carpeting, static electricity builds up and then it would go into the electronics. >> reporter: crews also blamed cell interference and faulty headsets. not so say the cops.
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>> the radios themselves that the officers are still carrying today are all obsolete. there has been an improvement but we are not to a position where members and the public should have confidence in the system. >> reporter: the switches began two years ago when the city upgraded its police radio system. once officers chasing a suspect hit a dead zone and relied on shouting to each other or using personal cell phones. during a visit by the president, in 2012, the entire radio system failed for 30 minutes. but city leaders insist the problems of the past years are gone. >> it's performing above public safety standards 99.999% availability. >> reporter: police officers don't buy it and they blame city leaders. >> i believe it's the group of people who have mismanaged the oakland system and don't care at all about the officer who is on the street. it puts the officers and the citizens they serve in peril. period. >> reporter: well, oakland police say the only improvement
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will be the city joining in in the regional radio system. that's a system that's used by all of the berkeley police and all the other county police and fire agencies so they can all speak on one system. liz, it turns out the oakland city leaders are a little reluctant about that. >> thank you, linda. in the middle of pride weekend two women were punched and kicked in a possible hate crime in san francisco. it happened saturday night on 9th street near mission in south of market neighborhood. one woman has a broken wrist. police say six men attacked those women. one of the attackers said to have made derogatory remarks to the women. other bay area headlines the hunt is on for the driver of the car that smashed into cliff's variety store on castro street in san francisco. it happened early this morning. the mercedes-benz damaged the front of the well known hardware store. the driver of that car got out and ran away. police were tracing the plates. san francisco general hospital showing off a mockup of changes coming to its
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emergency department. new equipment and redesigned rooms are designed to improve responses. the planning includes lessons learned from last summer's asiana airlines crash. the hospital treated nearly 70 patients. a major ruling from the supreme court on religious freedom and birth control. cbs reporter craig boswell says, some employers are off the hook when it comes to contraception. >> reporter: the supreme court ruled some for-profit companies are not required to provide contraception coverage to employees. the decision came in a case abrought by the owners of hobby lobby. the couple argued the affordable care act requirement their company provides birth control coverage violated their religious beliefs. >> the supreme court decided that americans don't give up their religious freedom just because they open a family business. >> five male justice ruled that discrimination against women is not discrimination in their books. >> reporter: while the obama administration argued that birth control is essential to women's health, the majority of
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justices suggested that the government could pay for the coverage itself. this ruling will have an impact on nearly 50 pending lawsuits filed by corporations challenging the birth control coverage requirement. the court's 5-4 ruling was narrow and qualified. the contraceptivew exemption only applies to closely held corporations under the control of a few people limited to contraceptives and doesn't apply to other insurance coverage requirements that may conflict with the employer's religious beliefs. craig boswell, cbs news, the supreme court. >> the contraceptives at issue were the morning-after pill and iuds. another important ruling in a case that is closer to home. the justices rejected an appeal from the drakes bay oyster company to continue its lease. the secretary of the interior allowed that long-term lease to expire two years ago saying that the point reyes property should return to its natural state. the owners say despite today's decision, they will continue to
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fight. >> we were a part of agriculture that was supposed to be protected by the park service and instead, uhm, those agreements were overturned. now the park service is trying to remove this portion of agriculture and it could set a terrible precedent for the rest of the ranches. >> the company has been allowed to stay open pending the appeal but some 30 workers will lose their jobs if it closes. a flight to california makes a sudden stop. >> all of a sudden you heard a big bang and a hiss. >> passengers panic as an evacuation slide explodes inside the cabin in flight. >> carmaker in crisis. gm adds millions more cars to its massive recall. later -- >> it has always been considered a pet-friend i bring your dog, that's what it's about. it has dog food on the menu. >> a local restaurant popular with pet lovers has a new rule, no dogs allowed. ,,
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the safety crisis at general motors is widening. tonight it announced the recall of another 8 million vehicles. the latest recall involves compact and midsized cars dating back to 1997. the problem again, faulty ignition switches which can cut off power. gm now acknowledges 16 deaths from 61 crashes related to that problem. >> most people out there think that general motors is doing all they can and taking all the precautions they can in order to prevent the safety issues in the future. but the company is taking a big hit to the bottom line. they must correct these problems. further recalls down the road will certainly affect general motors' future. >> the number of cars recalled by gm this year was grown to 29 million. gm shares closed down less than 1% today at 36.30. the rest of the market was mixed. dow down 25, nasdaq up 10. if congress won't do it, president obama says he will
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fix immigration on his own. today he said he will use executive powers to do what he can now. >> our country and economy would be stronger today if house republicans had allowed a simple yes or no vote on this bill or for that matter any bill. we now have an actual humanitarian crisis on the border that only underscores the need to drop the politics and fix our immigration system once and for all. >> more than 50,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the border illegally in recent months. the president wants increased powers to send them back. he is also asking the department of homeland security to give him recommendations on what other steps he can take while bypassing congress. >> the department of homeland security is going to beef up security at airports because of new explosives that may get by screening systems. al qaeda terrorists on the arabian peninsula are reportedly developing these explosives. u.s. officials say there is no imminent threat or plot. moments of terror for passengers on a united airlines
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flight from chicago to los angeles. an emergency chute opened in the plane during the flight. passengers snapped pictures of the slide inflated in the back of the 737. nobody was hurt. the pilot had to drop 20,000 feet in 10 minutes just in case the plane lost pressure. the plane then made an unscheduled stop in wichita, kansas. passengers were understandably startled. >> it was kind of muffled so i heard a loud sound. >> a big bang and a hiss and they had a pan cdc look and quickly took the carts and ran back. and then we all turned around and the whole back cabinet, uhm, part of the plane where they sat was full of the chute. >> passengers spent the night in wichita then boarded a different plane this morning to continue their trip to l.a. up next, why would a local restaurant that caters to dog lovers kick pooches off the
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patio? we went to find out. >> 150 years ago today, president lincoln did the world a beautiful favor and today, crowds turned out at yosemite national park to celebrate. >> and if you haven't made your 4th of july plans just yet, now is the time! we have a complete list of all the bay area fireworks shows and events on our website, kpix.com/fireworks. ,,,,
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cool dog, what's his name. pepper jack. hey pepper jack. ruff ruff, ruff ruff. he's a spicy one. annnnnd... delicious.
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kpix 5's john ramos tells us abou ed at least a dispute at a popular concord restaurant and bar called the lazy dog. kpix 5's john ramos tells us about a policy that has produced growls from supporters and opponents. >> reporter: 12-year-old lucy is hanging out at a place where she should feel completely welcome. the lazy dog in concord opened last november and allowed pet dogs into their outdoor patio. >> it has always been considered a pet-friendly bring your dog, that's what it's about. it has dog food on the menu. >> reporter: then somebody began howling to county health about dog hair on a plate. and the department sent out an inspector. >> and it was evident that there was dogs in the patios and possibly food was contaminated with dog hair. >> reporter: so the county bans dogs from the patio effective
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today raising the hackles of some patrons. >> it was unique. i never went to a restaurant that catered to dogs. now that they don't, i don't know if i would come back. it sometimes takes just a few people to ruin it for a lot of people. >> is that the way this feels? >> a little bit. >> reporter: but the health department says state law bans all nonservice dogs from restaurants and they didn't know about lazy dog's policy even though it was mentioned in news reports about the restaurant's opening and there's even a sign posted on the patio gate warning diners. did your inspector not see that? >> not as i'm told, correct. he may have entered from another area. i know there's a back door as well. >> reporter: all that doesn't matter now. the dogs here had their day and now lucy will have to find a new place for lunch. but honestly, she looked like she just wanted to go home anyway. in concord, john ramos, kpix 5. >> lucy was ready for a nap. well, a bill working through the state legislature would allow pets in outdoor restaurant areas under controlled conditions. it has passed the assembly and is headed for the senate.
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new at 5:00, muni workers have reached a tentative contract deal with the transit agency. details of that agreement not being released yet but we are told union workers will vote on it next monday. the union voted down the previous offer that included a 5% pay raise. after that, the mta enlisted the help of mayor lee and willie brown to come up with the latest agreement. >> we'll certainly need muni tomorrow when hoards of screaming soccer fans head to civic center plaza to cheer on team usa. san francisco is hosting a big world cup viewing party. it's do or die for team usa as they take off belgium. that game starts at 1 p.m. die-hard football fans can show up early for the argentina- switzerland match at 9:00. the city says generous donors helped cover the cost of the event. >> great afternoon of viewing starting at 1:00. temperatures will cool off. that will feel better. absolutely will after we had more than like a -- up to 105
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in livermore. we had a breath of fresh air in the form of low clouds and fog but for right now, it is still warm as we look toward coit tower. a little disturbance in the atmosphere is producing high clouds over our neck of the woods. they didn't serve to cool temperatures down inland but the breezes have kicked up with all that uneven heating. it's 93 degrees right now at concord. livermore at 95. san francisco 71. in santa rosa 83 degrees. there's relief in sight but there's also winds around the bay area. boy, it's really breezy out there. where you see the brighter colors of the reds and yellows, that's where the strongest winds are out of the west- northwest at 18. here in the city at vallejo about 16 miles an hour. and 14 miles an hour at santa rosa out at travis air force base 20-mile-an-hour winds. going to be a breezy night in the bay area if you are heading out soon but warm abs at 8:00 tonight still in the low 80s inland, but gusty winds at the bay. tomorrow morning nice, fog and low clouds return to the shoreline secretary of to begin
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to cool us off a little bit shore -- fog and low clouds returns to the shoreline to begin to cool us off a little bit. right now, mostly fair skies and warm. the high pressure begins finally to deflate a little bit, it won't be hot. highs down 10 to 15 degrees tomorrow still warm but not as hot as today. we didn't set records today, either. it will be even milder on wednesday as temperatures begin to fall down under the influence of the sea breeze so here's what's next. cooling 10 to 15 degrees inland tomorrow. highs near 90 inland. and even more cooling by midweek with plenty of sunshine all week too except right at the beach by the way. we have small craft advisories hoisted inside the gate. winds gusting to 25 knots. we'll look for those winds to continue falling through wednesdays. strong thunderstorms moving into chicago right now. all right.
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mid- to upper 50s for most part and for tomorrow east bay tomorrow 94 brentwood, 95 fairfield,ed 0 way up north 98 -- 98 degrees ukiah. warming up for next weekend but not to the levels we reached today. to see what weather will be like where you live download the cbs sf bay area weather app. for iphone or ipad. it's free. >> you never know. >> customize it for your city. it is very handy. a birthday bash at one of
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the most beautiful places on enter. yosemite national park celebrates 150 years today. lee martinez reports. >> reporter: president abraham lincoln never saw yosemite but during the civil war he was convinced by state and local conservationists that this place needed to be saved. many people thought it was the greatest idea america has had. 700 people were expected in yosemite national park today. park officials say years ago conservationist john muir saw hundreds of visitors in the valley but they didn't annoy hawaii the celebration of yosemite's 150 years is that the majestic forest is not off limits. >> i'm from the philippines and i was here to go to school at santa clara university and came out here with a bunch of international students and i
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was in a. awe. it's a place that seems to get better with age. >> i can't get tired of it because it's just so beautiful out here and i think every time we go somewhere different. >> reporter: in 1857 an explorer discovered the grove. the tree over here is named after her. the first challenge for these early conservationists was convincing people on the east coast that these trees really did exist. >> really no one believed it so they started actually cutting down these old sequoias to send them and ship them back east and around the world. what was significant about this is we got out of the extraction business and got into the preservation business. >> reporter: the yosemite grant act changed america. a few years later yellowstone was named the first national park. yosemite later followed. so while many of us live keeping up in a modern world, visitors know they can come to yosemite to see an older untouched america. today was also a groundbreaking for a new conservation project
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happening in mariposa grove. >> lee martinez reporting for us. it is spectacular isn't it? more than 4 million people visit yosemite every year. it has more than 1500 campsites and 800 miles of trails. the park itself covers an area of roughly the size of rhode island. nasa just tested its very own flying saucer and today, we are getting a look at what it saw from space. stay tuned. ,,,,,,,,,,
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social media site was usingm as part facebook getting a thumbs down again from some of its users. they are upset that the social media site was using them as part of an experiment without their knowledge. cnet reporter sumi das on how the website was manipulating like and dislikes. >> reporter: a secret experiment carried out by facebook is causing an uproar among users. the facebook feeds of nearly 700,000 users were filtered to feature more positive or negative content. >> based on certain keywords like excited they made them
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more positive or negative and they found the way people talk on facebook impacts the way users feel. >> reporter: the study published recently took place over the course of a week in january 2012. it was conducted by two universities and facebook's data sciences team. >> they need to make sure that they understand their user base so they can service more appropriate ads which is how they make money and keep running. >> reporter: participants were never notified and angered everybody. >> facebook is about me and my friends not supposed to be manipulated. >> reporter: but every user grants the social network permission to conduct these kinds of experiments when they create their accounts. >> there isn't recourse other than going to facebook and deleting your account. >> reporter: in a statement, facebook told cnet that it researches to make the content people see on facebook as relevant and engaging as possible. a big part of this is understanding how people respond to different types of content whether it's positive or negative in tone. facebook also says it has a strong internal review process.
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but that may do little to ease users' concerns over future testing. i'm sumi das for cbs news. >> now, tonight we can show you the images taken by a nasa saucer research vehicle. the silver teardrop shaped balloon lifted the saucer on earth saturday. images from four gopro cameras, the vehicle was spinning there, eventually here it stabilizes and captures some steady pictures of earth. the saucer then splashed down near hawaii. nasa using the vehicle to test the new technology for future missions to mars. we'll be right back. lor fod nature. there's nothing wrong with tha. i can hear your arteries clogging. ok. no. this is tap water. i can't let you buy this. oh. crystal geyser please. crystal geyser. bottled at the mountain source.
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crystal geyser alpine spring water? toucé. crystal geyser. always bottled right at the mountain source. a small east bay city... deg with a big-city issue. the change... that's bringing in veronica de la cruz in the kpix 5 newsroom. new at 6:00 tonight, a small east bay city dealing with a big city issue. the change that is bringing in more violent crime. >> and off the hook. why bay area industries are being allowed to pump out one of the most dangerous things you can breathe in. >> those stories and late details on the fire in south san jose, two firefighters injured. we'll have details coming up tonight at 6:00. >> veronica, thank you. thank you for watching us at 5:00. the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> and remember the latest news and weather are always on our website, kpix.com. >> good night. see you in 30 minutes. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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>> pelley: tonight, breaking news, the president sends in combat troops. this time he's added u.s. helicopters to a growing mission to try to save iraq. in a major ruling today the supreme court frees more employers from paying for contraceptives. jan crawford on the impact on obamacare. g.m. rolls out a plan for compensating crash victims as it recalls even more cars linked to even more deaths. jeff pegues has details. the battle against the latest wildfire in arizona. carter evans on whether firefighters are any saver one year after 19 hotshots were killed. and spoiler alert, mark phillips tells us the big winner at the world cup is the bookie. >> this is the single biggest betting event in history.

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