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after roller coaster car derailed at magic mountain in southern zc. officials say part of a -- california. officials say part of a tree came crashes down on the crack. from -- crashing down on the track. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on kpix 5 news this morning. good morning everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> and i'm brian hackney. time to get a quick look at weather and traffic. we'll begin with weather here is mr. car now. very interesting day ahead. some more monsoonal clouds sweeping on shore again and well, they are bringing with it some very interesting weather. in fact we could see a couple of scattered light sprinkles outside today a lot of clouds moving across the skies this morning. both high and low soft dense fog a-- some dense fog along the coastline. our hi-def doppler radar showing you some rainfall trying to make its way to the ground although i think a lot of that evaporating before it hits the surface. still a couple of scattered sprinkles and temperatures now fairly mild in the 50s and even some 60s outside. by the afternoon, it will be cooler but pleasant. still quite a few clouds
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floating around. 87 degrees in fairfield. about 80 in san jose. and 73 degrees in oakland. all right, let's check on the roads now with elizabeth. we have some heavy delays already out of tracy and it's only 5:01 in the morning. this accident is not even blocking lanes just spectator slowing all approaching the north greenville exit. you can see what i'm talking about the red sensors this morning pretty barked up from the -- backed up from the east grant line. but again the accident scene is there in live more. it was involving five cars and a big rig and you will see some activity just there out of lanes. also in san jose, we have confirmed this accident is still there. we aren't seeing much of a delay though on the sensors. it's in san jose northbound 87 approaching taylor street. the center divide and a fast lane remain blocked. that is your latest kcbs traffic. brian michelle back to you guys. happening told, protestors are expected in sonoma county furious the da decided not to charge deputy erick gelhaus for andy lopez's killing. kpix 5 reporter mark kelly is live in the newsroom to explain it all. mark?
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>> reporter: well, brian district attorney jill ravage said her team did an extensive investigation. even producing a 52 page report. now they concluded deputy gelhaus did not do anything criminal when he shot 13-year- old andy lopez last october. protestors disagree. [ people chanting ] in the neighborhood where lopez was shot, dozens of protestors rallied. saying the decision condones brute force by law enforcement. last october deputy gelhaus and his partner responded to a report somebody was walking down the street with a weapon. the da's report concluded lopez was walking a toy ak-47 which looks like the real gun. the toy gun doesn't have the orange tip required by law. and several witnesses report when lopez lifted the toy gun, gelhaus fired. >> the loss of this young life under these circumstances is a loss for all of us. and this community will be forever changed. >> i'm a mother.
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and andy was like my son. guarantee -- gelhaus will not be allowed around here. >> reporter: the da says several people heard officers order lopez to drop the weapon but he never did. today's protest is planned for 10:00 outside the da's office at sonoma county superior court in santa rosa and another saturday at old courthouse square also in santa rosa. in the newsroom, mark kelly, kpix 5. >> protest organizers are urging everyone to remain peaceful. developing news, the escalating violence in the middle east prompted president obama to urge israelis and palestinians to use restraint. the president made his case for peace in an op-ed for an israeli newspaper. more now from cbs news tara mergener. >> reporter: israeli defense forces released this video reportedly showing overnight air strikes targeting about 50 locations in the gaza strip. and an operation launched after militants fired rockets at israel. it's the latest wave of violence sparked by the
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abduction and murder of three israeli teenagers last month in the west bank can the suspected retaliatory murder of a teenager last week. in a piece for the israeli newspaper. president obama said this is a dangerous moment in the middle east. the president wrote -- >> reporter: president obama said as a father, he couldn't imagine the pain the parents of the slain israelis sufferrered and also heartbroken by the palestinian ten's murder. the -- teen's murder. the mother condemns the back lack. >> the shedding of innocent blood is against the morality. it's against the torah and judaism. >> reporter: president obama said the united states is israel's greatest friend but he praised mahmoud abbas and said the leader is commit today a two state solution as security cooperation with israel. the president reiterated a statement he made in jerusalem
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last year that peace is necessary just and possible. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> president obama says the u.s. won't give up on peace in that region and is ready to do its part if and when peace talks resume. his piece was printed in english, arabic and hebrew. the website pinterest may have to come up with a new location for its headquarters. the plan has been to relocate to the san francisco design center but that would have displaced dozens of existing tenants. and it would have required zoning changes. yesterday a board of supervisors' committee put the zoning changes on indefinite hold. the union for muni drivers has delayed voting on a tentative contract. originally the transport workers union planned to vote yesterday. but now that vote has been rescheduled for next monday. a spokesman for muni management says part of the agreement needed clarification. under the agreement, muni operators and fair inspectors would get a 14% raise over throe years. well, portion of the b.a.r.t. to san jose extension project
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will be delayed. because of a court ruling on the closure of dixon landing road. kpix 5's kiet do joins us live from milpitas with a bulldozer in the background celting the stage for how this is going to affect the entire project. good morning. >> reporter: yeah good morning you know construction traffic delays already causing a lot of pain for businesses along this stretch of the landing road. it's affecting their sales and they say that if this rose closed down completely it would be a lot worse. for example the dollar store just near by here is supposed to be doing about $300 in sales a day. right now they're doing half of that because of the lane closures. vta says they can get this section of the project done eight months instead of keeping the road partially open for 18 months. vta fired back by suing them in court and lost. >> that is a set back for vta? >> it is actually sadly a
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setback for the community. the local residents that are living in the area and those commuting through the area. when we met with the community, the community gave us a clear message of they preferred a shorter duration and a full closure and dealing with the one time detour. >> slowing down and then -- the more they shut down, the more -- what will happen to our businesses? >> reporter: and it is not clear if this will push back the entire completion time for the project. which is scheduled to be done in 2017. vta says don't worry about it. this thing will not delay that. so -- they're good. >> well, what about the cost of the project? is it going affect the overall cost? >> reporter: yeah, again vta says no increase in the total cost of this project. at this point, it's really early to tell and it sounds almost too good to be true. but that's what vta is saying right now. >> all right. >> reporter: live in milpitas, kiet do, kpix 5. and congress for $2 billion to deal with the increase
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number of illegal immigrants, has david beg know reports -- david begnaud reports the report comes as facilities fill to capacity. >> reporter: emotions ran high outside an immigration facility in california monday. the issue? a surge in illegal immigrants being september here and -- sent here and other processing facilities after their capture along the u.s. mexico border. among those detained? more than 52,000 unaccompanied children from central america. >> our brothers and sisters are fleeing violence. we don't want the u.s. government to treat our children as criminals. >> reporter: president obama will ask congress for $2 billion to combat the problem. republicans say he needs to enforce existing laws. >> that's why we need $2 billion more because the message got out. the word got out, you can come to america and as a young person, you wouldn't be deported. >> reporter: but the white house disagrees. it says many of those processed
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at places just like the one behind me will be sent back to their home countries. >> it's unlike lie that most of the kids who go through the process will qualify for humanitarian relief. most of them will not have a legal basis to remain in the country. >> reporter: the white house says it will eventually seek new legal authority to deport unaccompanied children faster. but it needs the money now for the detention facilities and immigration judges. david begnaud for cbs news, california. >> republican lawmakers say the money the president wants needs to be offset by cuts to other government programs. now nine minutes after 5:00. on your tuesday morning. the defense rests its case in the oscar pistorius murder trial. coming up, the details on when closing arguments are society to begin. >> plus some scary moments when thrill seekers got a scarier ride than they anticipated. what caused a roller coaster to derail at a theme park.
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>> hi-def doppler radar picking up on a few rain drops could we see more? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we could see a few traffic tie-ups later on this evening. oakland a's take on the giants over at oakland coliseum. a full look at your morning commute after this break. but first we want to know what drives crazy during the morning drive? and a question or share a gripe by e-mailing or tweet me -- and watch right here every friday to see if your question gets answered on air. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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team for oscar pistorius has closed its case. a lawyer for the olympic new this morning, the defense team for oscar pistorius has closed its case. a lawyer for the olympic sprinter known as the blade runner says that today he is finished calling witnesses. and that sets the stage for final arguments for both sides about a month from now. pistorius could get are 25 years the life if found guilty of premeditated murder and also get a shorter term if convicted of murder without premeddation of negligent homicide. and a video shows him reenacting what happened the night he killed his girlfriend. the video was prepared by a private forensics company and obtained by an australian television station. it shows pace tortuous walking without his legs on with his arm outstretched lick he's folding a hundred. at one point he re-- holding a
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gun. at one point he reenacted how he found his girlfriend. opening statements have been made. azamat tazhayakov faces charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. prosecutors say that he helped dispose of a backpack and a laptop longing to dzhokhar tsarnaev. that contained evidence of planning the attack. and they say he knew it will identity of the bombers early on but defense lawyers say he did everything he could to help the fbi and also claim it was another friend who threw out the backpack which later turned up at a landfill. took rescuers nearly three hours to get people off a roller coaster ride after a car derailed at magic mountain in southern california. the ninja coaster hit a tree branch yesterday afternoon dislodging the front car. 22 people were left hanging, 20 to 35 feet in the air. >> i ducked down just in time. the hard branch hit me in the head. >> i was there bleeding from my head which was a little worse than this.
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but it took about 45 minutes to get any kind of response. >> that man is one of four people who suffered minor injuries. so scary. i am a huge roller coaster fanatic. i love roller coasters. yeah but that's always scary. >> have you been to magic mountain? >> i have. >> you'll probably return knowing you. an update on another kind of vehicle. liz? >> this is why i stick to the little dipper at the oakland zoo. it's the 2-year-olds and me. yeah all right. let's -- let's see what's going on. westbound 580 it is definitely our hot spot. we can actually call it a hot spot now. some pretty good sized delays out of tracy and begin around 11th and all because of this. an early morning accident and it was involving up to five cars and a big rig. fortunately it wasn't blocking lanes for very long. everything is still on the right hand shoulder. but it's obviously causing a lot of spectator slowing. the red sensors those are the ones we don't like to see and you can see once we get past that north groanville exit though, it clears out.
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in fact better than normal down to the dublin interchange. no major delays in the cash or fastrak lanes and the battle of the bay continues. 7:05. extra heavy traffic conditions around that time up and down the nimitz freeway. this is a look right now taillights are moving northbound. they cleared the overnight road work in san leandro. the speed limit between hayward and the macarthur maze. mass transit a nice start as well. in fact all b.a.r.t. trains are of son time. -- so far on time. remember kcbs on -- that's a check of your kcbs traffic. another look at your forecast lawrence and hi-def doppler radar out. something's going on. you know what i was on the 880 yesterday afternoon. wow i forgot what it was like to drive in traffic. >> i know. >> it was not a whole lot of fun in the afternoon hours. stop and go out there. hey folks around the bay area today. we have our hi-def doppler radar out checking your skies and we've got the monsoonal
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clouds sweeping on through. actually had a couple of sprinkles yesterday and we could see a few more today and it looks maybe more impressive than it really is. nonetheless, you've got some of the monsoonal clouds continuing to sweep overhead. some drizzle along the coastline. with some dense fog out toward the beaches. so couple of different things going on. so lot of clouds early on this morning. and a few clouds into the afternoon. the temperatures will be cooler outside and that i think cooler weather ahead as we slide into they had obviously the week. -- into the middle of the week. high pressure still in control. watch out for that some afternoon flare-ups there. fog continuing along the coastline and that sea breeze will continue to strengthen the next few days and cool down the temperatures. another hot one though for the central valley. 105-degrees in fresno. 95 sacramento. 65 degrees and mostly cloudy in eure coo. a lot of clouds this morning into the afternoon the skill see is a few -- and still see a few more clouds sweeping on through. then pushing back on shore. filling into the bay and i think it will fill further
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inland the next few nights. temperature-wise down somewhat today. still pleasant. 79 degrees in santa clara. 74 in fremont. into the east bay some 80s and maybe some employee 90s but that will be -- low 90s but that will be well inland. about 81-degrees in santa rosa. next couple of days back to normal through wednesday and thursday and starting to warm up a little bit over the weekend. but boy not much change along the coastline. just some patchy dense fog and you know at this time of year, they can get socked in with fog until -- gosh. september. so they're going to probably be looking for a little sunshine come up here soon. >> thanks for an easy forecast though. southern california doctor wants to take two men to dinner in the ash math of this. to save -- aftermath of this. to thank them for save agilelitive's life. the relative a teenager who got into trouble in dangerous surf at the ranch. one man jumped in to try to save him but ended up having to save himself. another man had better luck and was able to help the boy out of
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the water. hundreds of millions of dollars could be paid soon to former nfl players suffering from brain -- suffering from brain injuries. the settlement had been revised last month to remove the limit on the amount of money that players can receive. the judge still needs to give file approval. all nfl players retired as of yesterday will be eligible. l.a. clippers' owner donald sterling is expected to testify today in the court battle with his estranged wife. on monday, his lawyers tried to move the case to federal court. but a judge rejected that. at issue is whether shelly sterling has the authority to sell the team to former microsoft ceo steve ballmer. the sale price $2 billion. and i'm dennis o'donnell coming up the a's were trending all weekend long. following their big blockbuster trade. and their momentum continued last night in the opener of the battle of the bay coming up. >> what is cool about your school? or your summer camp? you can e-mail your nomination
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good morning, folks coming out of tracy have a traffic headache on their hands. we'll go flying over the altamont pass. that's the problem right there. approaching the north
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greenville exit. the accident is off to the right hand shoulder but if you can get on to 580 past that accident scene you'll be in better shape because the delays are all further east and things look better into pleasanton. plus get you updated on the drive to work, kcbs traffic just minutes away. good morning everyone. seems like it was not that long ago. everybody was excited about the prospect of a bay area world series. as it stands this morning, the a's are a contender, the giants are barely in the playoff picture. sold out crowd over 36,000 to watch the first of four between the two. now scoreless in the 5th. joe panic goes down swinging. jesse chavez had nine strikeouts in six innings. vogelsong had a shutout in theth but he hit -- 5th but he credit craig gentry -- hit craig gentry. 6th inning 1-0 oakland and they tack on some more. it's an rbi double for
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callaspo. the a's shut them down 35-0 was the final last night. a's' new starter jason hammel surrounded by media after officially being added to the ball club. hammel will start wednesday in san francisco. fifa said will not punish ron zuniga after he broke neymar's back. the 1964 nfl championship ring belonging to the hall of famer brown is up for auction. the problem is, brown says that the ring was stolen from him years ago. the auction house claims the ring has been sold many times since brown once authenticated it. brown denies those claims. if you have seen this ring, call jim brown. i'm dennis o'donnell, game two of the bay bridge series is tonight. we'll see you at 6:00 with more. got the middle. strasburg slows it down.
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rendon a chance many he got it down -- and he got it done. >> all right, that's your play of the day. baltimore went on to beat washington 8-2. but not a bad play. all right, it is tuesday morning. 25 minutes after 5:00. coming up as tensions rise in the east, president obama urges israelis and palestinians to make peace coming up the latest on the president's op-ed published in an israeli newspaper. >> plus, a new report out explains how the general motors' deadly ignition switch flaws emerged. how gm officials say they were just trying to improve its cars. >> a teen killed. a sonoma county sheriff's deputy off the hook. i'm mark kelly, coming up why the da is not filing charges in the death of 13-year-old santa rosa teen andy lopez. ,,,,,,,, dove bar for 7 days?
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protests in the wake of sona county's decision to not fi charges in the death of andy z. we have a liv protests in the wake of sonoma county's decision to not file charges in the death of andy lopez. we have a live report coming up. plus not the thrill ride they were expecting. scary moments at a california theme park when a roller coaster derails. starting out mostly cloudy around the bay area. could we see a few rain drops? we'll talk about that coming up. and we just confirmed with chp this accident is now cleared on the guadalupe parkway. we'll take a check of your other south bay freeways this all coming up. and good morning everyone, it is tuesday, july 8th. i'm michelle griego. >> and i'm brian hackney. frank is off today. another protest will be happening today. many in sonoma county are furious deputy erick gelhaus will not face charges for shooting and killing 13-year- old andy lopez. kpix 5's reporter mark kelly is
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in the newsroom with the da's big decision. mark? >> reporter: well michelle the north bay has been waiting eight months to hear what sonoma county da jill ravage will decide. she said the shooting was quote absolutely tragic. but deputy gelhaus' actions were lawful. that's not what many wanted to hear. the decision that deputy gelhaus didn't commit a crime when he shot 13-year-old andy lopez sparked anger in sonoma county. >> he was a kid carrying a toy gun. where kids play. >> our da -- is literally letting these cops get away with murder. >> reporter: the protests monday started just hours after sonoma county da jill ravage made the announcement not to charge the deputy. >> the loss of this young life under these circumstances is a loss for all of us. and this community will be forever changed. >> reporter: it was eight months ago that deputy gelhaus and his partner responded to a report somebody was walking down the street with a weapon. the da's report concluded andy lopez was walking with a toy ak-
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47. that's in the bottom picture. which looks a lot like the real gun in the top picture. andy's toy gun didn't have the orange tip required by law. the report also released this still from a witness' cell phone video. it shows both deputies taking cover behind their police car doors. positioned just as they were when several witnesses tell authorities that both deputies drew their weapons and ordered andy to drop his gun but instead quote -- >> reporter: and deputy gelhaus fired. deputy gelhaus might be free from criminal charges. but the backlash from his community is not going away. >> i'm a mother. andy was like my son. guarantee gelhaus will not be allowed around here. >> reporter: gelhaus saying he feared for his life fired eight shots at lopez.
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seven bullets hit the teen and he died at the scene. protestors want a murder charge. michelle? >> mark and protestors, they're not just standing by. they're planning several demonstrations. >> reporter: yeah protests that they want to remain peaceful. now one is this afternoon 1:00 outside the da's office and sonoma county superior court. that's in santa rosa. the other protest planned for this coming weekend is saturday also at 1:00 at old courthouse square in santa row say. not filing charges they say, condones brute force by law enforcement. in the newsroom, mark kelly, kpix 5. all righty thank you mark. want to quickly mention too as we get ready to toss to lawrence. the fault is acting up down in the southern end by hollister. they had three magnitude 3 pluses last night in the space of three and a half hours. that really kept them awake. >> you can feel those? >> oh sure you can. >> i haven't felt it yet. >> go get one for you. >> you know who loves earthquakes?
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liz. it's amazing. yes she does. >> you freak her out every time you talk about them. >> she gets scared. don't wish for something too much. >> no really. hey guys we've had some interesting weather around the bay area. some monsoonal clouds sweeping overhead today continuing to see that right now and look at all the moisture that's moving up above and down below. we've got some patchy dense fog moving in along the coastline. so a little bit of everything to start out your day today. looks more impressive than it actually is on the hi-def doppler radar. a lot of that evaporating before it reaches the surface but nonetheless a couple of scattered sprinkles. the temperatures are rather mild today. 63 already in livermore. 62 in san jose and 56 degrees in san francisco. by the afternoon, we'll find partly cloudy skies. lot of 70s inside the bay. maybe some low 80s in towards san jose and 60s into san francisco. all right, shake things up we go to elizabeth. one of these days you're going to be right. hopefully not today. taking a check of the south bay. the travel times still green all in the clear on 101 the parkway now because the accident is now gone.
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and 280 through downtown san jose to cupertino. everything turned back to green, as you can see 64 miles per hour now northbound 87 near taylor where they were able to clear that solo car crash. here's the fog along the coast along the golden gate bridge that lawrence just mentioned. otherwise traffic is very light right no into san francisco. at the bay bridge, you're seeing your usual delays building in the cash lanes. the middle ones is the fastrak lanes are still phone. this is definitely our hot spot though. westbound 580 at north green vim. five car pileup also involving a big rig. the delays are pretty pig right now out of tracy. jammed solid at least to 11th and growing. that's your latest kcbs traffic. back to you. when b.a.r.t. finally makes it to san jose, but now it looks like part of that is going to be delayed. because of a court ruling on the closure of dixon landing road. kpix 5's kiet do joins us live from milpitas to explain whether this could affect the
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entire project. hey. >> reporter: this is a classic example of two government agencies doing what they think is best for their constituents. this is what traffic locked like on dixon landing road off north 880. and since the city won a legal battle against vta which is working on future b.a.r.t. tracks to silicon valley underground. drivers will have to deal with this construction through the fall of next year. that's not what the vta wanted. it had proposed to close a road entirely so it could get the project done faster. >> that is a setback for vta? >> it is actually sadly a setback firefighter community. the local residents that are living in the area and those commuting through the area. >> reporter: they filed this complaint in santa clara county last month requesting the city grant the permit after it was already told it was a no-go. >> the community gave us a clear message that they preferred a shorter duration and a full closure and dealing with the one time detour. >> reporter: but most nearby businesses we spoke to agree
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with the city. the dollar plus just opened last week and it's supposed to bring in $300 in sales a day. but it's now doing less than half that. >> and it's already slowing down and then the more they shut down, the more -- what will happen to our businesses? >> the thai restaurant says the construction has already driven away 30% of its customers and it fears a complete closure would make things even worse. >> you're okay with a longer construction? >> weewee with that. >> -- we okay with that? >> it gets slower. >> reporter: and just to be clear, the -- delay will only affect this section of the construction project on dixon landing road. pushing it from eight months to 18 months. it will not affect according to vta. it will not affect the entire completion date of the b.a.r.t. extension project which is scheduled to be done in 2017. brian? >> is it going affect the cost? >> reporter: yeah, vta claims
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again that it will not increase the cost though. no increase in time or cost. it's three years out though we'll have to wait and see. we're live in milpitas, kiet do, kpix 5. developing news, the israeli military says it has struck nearly 100 sites in the hamas ruled gaza strip. and israeli army spokesman says the military attacked four homes belonging to militants as well as concealed rocket launchers and other sites today. the mother of one of the three israeli students condemned the backlash. >> the shedding of innocent blood is against mitt romneyty. it's -- morality. it's against the tora h and judaism. >> meanwhile president barack obama is calling for israelis and palestinians to end acts of retribution. and today president obama will ask congress for $2 billion to help deal with the surge obviously illegal immigration across the u.s. mexico border. the wave of people includes more than 50,000 unaccompanied
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children in the past nine months. the white house wants to speed up processing and open more detention facilities. most of the kids are not expected to qualify for humanitarian relief. and are likely to be acceptability home. new this morning, germ motors' massive recall problems began when the company launched a major effort to improvement its cars in the late 1990s. that's according to an investigation by the associated press. the a. p. says gm attempted to improve its cars' ignition switches after customers complained they required too much effort to turn. the redesigned switches have been linked to -- have been linked to dozens of accidents and 13 deaths. u.s. stock market indexes reached new milestones recently. >> that's great for a 401k and iras but jill schlesinger warns that investors shouldn't let their guards down. >> reporter: dow closed above 17,000 for the first time ever last thursday. and it made that jump from
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16,000 to 17,000 in just seven and a half months. that is the seventh fastest 1,000 point gain in the index's history. meanwhile, the s&p 500 is nearing the 2,000 level. and 14 years after hitting 5,000, the first time around, the nasdaq composite is at about 4500. just 13% below that 5,000 mark. >> wow, despite the new milestones you say there are some signs of complacency. >> you know investors are feeling kind of mellow at least according to the st. louis fed. which said the financial stress index fell to the lowest level in over 20 years. separately, the volatility index that's often referred to as the fear index or the vix has dropped to a seven year low of 11. you may recall that it saturday above 80 during the -- soared above 80 during the financial crisis. of course just because the environment seems calm doesn't mean something bad is brewing
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but i think it would be a bit unwise to be too complacent. after all it has been narily three years since the s&p 500 has seen a 10% correction. >> well, it almost sounds like i get a whiff of the idea that maybe we should think about selling something. what do you say jill? >> all right. just because a correction could be coming doesn't mean you got to bail out. but with markets up it is a terrific time to replans your portfolios. and remember if you're a long- term investor you got 15 or 20 years to go, no reason to alter your game plan. just keep investing in that diversified portfolio. when things are pretty calm for a while we often get lured into making some big changes. try to avoid that. for more on what to do when markets are quiet and maybe too quiet, go to >> all right, jill schlesinger, thank you. happening at the moment, the berkeley city council will take a final vote on a plan to give medical pot to low income
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people. the council approved it unanimously in an initial vote last week. and the vote is also expected to be a yes. if so the city will require medical marijuana dispensaries to give away 2% of their stock of cannabis to the poor each year. the supporters say people most often in need are jobless because of illness. and the state of washington is now issued its first licenses allowing sales of pot for recreational use. 24 stores got the licenses yesterday. the start of retail sales today is more than a year in the making, back in november of 2012, voters in washington and colorado approved legalization for adults 21 and over. along with state license systems for growing, selling and taxing. 5:41 right now. a thrill ride turned into a real life adventure for people stranded for several hours on a roller coaster. coming up what caused the ride at a popular theme park to get stuck. >> attacked by a shark, why
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injuries. >> i ducked down just in time. the hard branch hit me in the head. >> i was there bleeding from my head which was a little worse than this. but -- it took about 45 minutes to get any kind of response. >> reporter: in a statement, amusement park officials said -- >> reporter: the park's website advertises that the ninja coaster swoops through trees at 55 miles per hour to give riders the thrill. but jeremy got more of a thrill than he bargained for and his first time at magic mountain will be his last. marlie hall, cbs news. yesterday's accident happened nearly a year after a woman was ejected from a roller coaster at sixth flags over texas. she was killed and her family sued sixth flags and if -- six flags and the maker of the cars. but in this case everyone was okay. >> we'll see how cars are doing in the bay area now auto5:45.
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yeah bumper to bumper right now. sadly from tracy into livermore. huge delays actually from at least 11th street it's because of an earlier accident. let's take to you our maps and show you what's going on. we'll show you a look outside right now. through berkeley first. this is the east shore freeway. we have the photographer standing by showing us the east shore freeway and that drive time is only about 20 minutes right now on westbound 80 from the bridge to the maze. so the backup that i was just mentioning it's right here. we'll go to the maps and we'll show you what i'm talking ability. it's those red sensors and again the delays are out of tracy but the accident was approaching that north greenville exit. it was involving five cars, it's now completely out of our chp report. so it's no longer there. causing any spectator slowing. these are just the residual delays. so now they're even a little bit past the earlier accident scene. it looks the heaviest from 205 to at least north livermore and then clears up a little bit
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from dublin to north pleasanton. no metering lights yet. a surprise at 5:46. so we'll relate you know as soon as they turn them on. in the meantime you can see the delays in the cash lanes are really beginning to thicken up. it's backed up just about to the end of the parking lot. and this is new accident coming in now. new one on the guadalupe parkway this time northbound 87 at santa clara street blocking one lane. that's your latest kcbs. more on the forecast now with lawrence. all right a lot of clouds outside again this morning. we're seeing some dense fog and some drizzle along the coastline. also some monsoonal clouds sweeping overhead. yesterday of course a couple of scattered light sprinkles. there's a chance with a few more of those for today and you can see on the hi-def doppler radar it's picking unon some of the moisture. although a lot of that evaluated -- evaporating before it's actually hitting the surface. not much of that but a chance. some partly cloudy skies in the afternoon and temperatures will be cooler. and then even cooler weather ahead i think as we head through the middle of the week. high pressure starting to weaken just enough and that's allowed for the sea breeze to
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kick in. if you're traveling the sierra nevada over the next few days the better part of this week, watch out we could see some of the monsoons spark some thunderstorms up there. especially if you're camping. 105 degrees in fresno. 95 in sacramento and chance of thunderstorms in toward yosemite and also headache tahoe. on the hot side there as well. we are seeing on the computer models the fog hugging the coastline. that likely to surge back on shore. going to be thickening up over the next few days. so we're going to see more of the clouds sweeping further on shore as high pressure weakens and our temperatures will be coming down. today the numbers going to come down a bit but still pleasant in the afternoon. partly cloudy and 80 degrees in san jose. about 74 in fremont and east bay into the 80s 234 many spots -- in many spots. maybe low 90s at antioch. a lot of 60s and 70s inside the bay and that cool sea breeze going to keep the temperatures down to about 62 in daly city. your sunrise time 5:5. your sunset is at 8:34. and as we look out over the next couple of days high pressure will kind of give bay here so we're going to cool down the temperatures through
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thursday. maybe warming up slightly on friday. and a little bit warmer over the weekend. by the way if you'd like to see where the weather is going to be like where you live, you can download the cbs sf bay area weather app for iphone or ipad and customize it for your city and share your photos. get beautiful pictures just like that one. or any other picture that you like and you know what we use some of the pictures on tv. a lot of the folks are going around and snapping some nice pictures with the web cam. >> must be nice to be the poster child of the -- >> i don't know how that happened. >> did you get a raise for that? >> not a dime. [ laughter ] >> we need to work on that. >> yeah we do. looks very nice. thanks lawrence. on the weather theme the powerful typhoon is pelting the southern japanese islands of okinawa today. it brought transportation to a halt and promised u.s. based forced there to cancel all outdoor activities. the government says ten people are injured one seriously. storm packing sustained winds of 120 miles an hour and gusts
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to 148 miles an hour. no fishing signs are now posted on the pier at manhattan beach following the weekend shark attack. the shark had bit a 50-year-old swimmer on saturday had apparently become agitated after being hooked by a fisherman on a nearby pier. the man suffered a nasty gash on his side. he'll be okay but the city is now banning fishing off the pier for two months. time now is 5:50. outrage over gays being turned away from donating blood. many are calling it an outdated practice. the bay area push to end the decades old ban. ,, heat shields are compromised. we have multiple failures.
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just by switching to progressive. so you'll be bringing home the bacon in no time. sorry. get a free quote at we are starting out with a lot of clouds around the bay area. and check that out. we've got a couple of rain drops not all that hitting the ground but there's a chance we could see some sprinkles. we will talk more about that coming up. and checking the drive on the bay bridge, they just activated the metering lights at 5:48. so suddenly the delays are filling in in the middle lanes as well backed up to the overcrossings. we'll have a full check of your kcbs traffic in just a few minutes. governor brown has signed legislation that officially changes the definition of marriage. the new law replaces the words husband and wife neutral term spouse and that word will
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appear in all state documents and also removes limits on recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states. well, there's always a need for blood donations but one group is not allowed to donate. >> kpix 5's john ramos reports on a new push to get the federal government the change that. -- to change that. >> reporter: they call donating blood the gift of life. it's something ryan yezak would love to do. but he can't. because the federal government says gay people's blood is unsafe. >> and it really makes you feel like something of another species. and you're -- you're inclined to do something to change it. >> reporter: when the aids crisis took off in the 1980s, the fda placed a lifetime prohibition on any man who has ever had gay sex. and potential donors are asked about it in the screening questionnaire. >> and a change in policy is long overdue. >> reporter: a group of lawmakers and activists met in san jose to urge the fda to drop the lifetime deferral. >> the current ban turns away many willing and worthy donors and helps perpetuate decades
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old stereotypes about gay and bisexual men. >> it's a policy that's still based on what our knowledge was of hiv three decades ago. >> reporter: dr. marty finstersheib says advances in blood testing and hiv detection means the chance of infected blood getting into the population is miniscule. he says it's more effective to focus on an individual's behavior rather than on general sexual behavior. and that gay men in monogamous relationships pose no greater threat. >> yes they're gay but are they at risk to transfer any infections to the -- blood supply? no. >> reporter: both the american medical association and the heart association recommend dropping the lifetime ban. and the people here say putting some common sense into donor screening would mean less gay stereotyping and a larger blood supply. in san jose, john ramos, kpix 5. we reached out to the fda but the agency declined to comment about the 30 year
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policy. well, 5:55. the sonoma county da not filing charges against a deputy for the shooting death of a santa rosa teen. in the next half hour the fallout from that decision. >> and the city of milpitas pushes back against the vta and the b.a.r.t. extension project and guess who won? i'm kiet do we've got a live report coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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more protests are scheduled today in the wake of sonoma county cease decision not to file charges in the test of andy i -- death of andy lopez. deputy erick gelhaus shot the 13-year-old hen he mistook the replica rifle for the real thing. president obama surging restraint among israelis and palestinians writing an op-ed for a newspaper declaring peace is the only way to resolve the ongoing conflict. -- conflict. the message comes after three
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israeli students were abducted and murdered? a pill stan january teen was killed. i ducked down just in time. a hard branch hit me in the head. >> i was there bleeding from my head. >> four people are recovering after a roller coaster car derealed at -- derealed at magic mountain in southern california. it pushed the first caroche the rail. from across to around the world, the stories that matter on kpix 5 news this morning. >> 5-0 the a's lead. well hello hi and welcome back. on tuesday, july 8th. i'm brian hackney. >> and i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. happening today, protestors are expected in sonoma county furious the da decided not to charge a deputy for killing a teenager who was holding a toy gun. kpix 5's reporter mark kelly is live in the newsroom with the decision the north bay has been waiting nearly nine months to hear. mark? >> reporter: well, michelle the district attorney says her


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