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news for the utilities. >> pg&e faces new charges stemming from the san bruno pipeline explosion. federal grand jury accused the utility of obstructing the investigation into the 2010 explosion. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado and i'm frank mallicoat let's get a look at weatherd traffic. here's good morning, i'm juliette goodrich in for michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00 on your wednesday. we have traffic and weather and lawrence, you're out the chute first. >> dense fog along the coastline again some monsoonal clouds moving across the state even parts of the north bay we have seen sprinkles this morning. hi-def doppler radar showing you a few of the scattered light showers sliding in through mendocino county and some thunderstorms in the sierra nevada. but it's that dense fog now that's moved in across the bay. temperatures in san francisco at 58 degrees. 66 in livermore. and 61 in san jose. this afternoon, becoming mostly sunny and this probably is the hottest day of the week well
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into the 90s inland. 70s and 80s inside the bay and 60s at the coast. let's check on those roads now with gianna. >> the good news is we are accident-free but we are starting to see a few brake lights as you work your way through the altamont pass westbound 580 a little sluggish most of those delays coming away from 205 busy through the altamont. 680 the dublin interchange, extra volume westbound but overall nice speeds over through that area. 680 checking in with no problems and the bay bridge we have some slight delays in a couple of cash lanes but looks like that cleared up. everything moving right along as you work your way past the metering lights into san francisco. no delays. back to you guys. >> thank you. we have breaking news now. firefighters in oakland are trying to knock down a two- alarm house fire burning out of control right now. check out those active power lines possibly brought down by the fire. it started at a home on 47th and melrose avenue about an hour ago. flames have spread to a second building. there were people inside those homes when the fire broke out.
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no word on how it started or if anyone was injured. some incredible video there. some incredible video out of l.a. overnight, as well. a water main break in the middle of sunset boulevard, look at it, right in the middle of rush hour. up to 10 million gallons pouring into the streets. and as you can see, flooded parts of the ucla campus, pauley pavilion full of water here, recently had more than $100 million in renovations. >> we can just redid the entire facility and to see it being flooded, you know, a year and a half later is crazy. >> it took about 3.5 hours to finally get the water shut off on sunset. at least 5 people actually had to be rescued from their flooded cars. they are still trying to figure out why the 30" diameter pipe broke but that pipe is old. some 90 years old. new this morning, a decision on modernizing chevron's richmond refinery. kpix 5's anne makovec in richmond reports the upgrade was approved to another packed city council meeting.
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good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yeah. this refinery here behind me opened more than a century ago. and for the past nine years, they have been trying to upgrade it. finally last night the richmond city council approved the plan five for, two abstentions. it is a $1 billion modernization plan. chevron was to process crude oil with more sulfur in it. critics say it would be more pollution. chevron says it would be mitigated to strip it out before it's emitted. hundreds jammed last night's city council meeting. before the meeting chevron offered the council $90 million in community investments and agreed to more safety upgrades at the refinery. >> we need a city council that's going to hold to us a high standard. we need a community that held to us a high standard. they were looking for more compromise and i'm glad that we stepped up again to, uhm, to offer some additional, uhm, benefits to the community as
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part of the project. >> reporter: now, it was corrosion in part from sulfur that led to a broken pipe that caused this fire back in 2012. that sent 15,000 people to the hospital complaining of breathing problems. now, a couple of weeks ago the planning commission had wanted chevron to replace many of its pipes. chevron did not want to do that and in the end, the city council let that slide. back to you. >> anne, we're talking about that $90 million. so where is that going? >> reporter: a lot of it is going to job training programs. some of it to college scholarships. and a lot to nonprofits here in the community, as well. >> all right. anne makovec thank you. happening today, a san francisco man accused of having a bomb in his home is due in court for a status hearing. ryan chamberlain is charged with one count of having a destructive device. governor brown is in mexico this week where among other things he is talking about the u.s. border crisis. kiet do joins us now live in
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san jose with more on what the governor is saying about the influx of illegal immigrants. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. governor jerry brown is trying to frame this as a humanitarian issue not a political one. and he sharpened his tone against texas. he spoke at a news conference yesterday in mexico city after a 90-minute meeting. he criticized texas governor rick perry's plan to send national guard troops to the border after children are fleeing from central america now being held in u.s. border detention centers. brown is working with nonprofits to shelter hundreds more children in foster homes in california while they wait for deportation dates. brown says this is not a military issue and money on troops can be better spent elsewhere. >> i think it doesn't decision [ inaudible ] part of the texas national guard on the border. i would suspect that it would
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be a relatively short duration and wiser minds will prevail over the next several months. >> reporter: and here are the results of an "associated press" poll that found 53% of americans believe the u.s. has no moral obligation to offer asylum to those escaping violence or political persecution. and more than half say children who are fleeing gang violence in south america should not be treated as refugees. the governor said he would support additional shelters in california. we'll have more on that in the next half-hour. live in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. >> governor brown has signed a trade and environmental agreement with mexico, as well. he is set to wrap up the trip tomorrow. new details this morning about army sergeant bowe bergdahl. the former prisoner of war could meet this week with the army investigator looking into his disappearance. bergdahl went missing in 2009 in afghanistan and then was captured by the taliban. an army factfinding investigation found that he left his outpost on his own
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free will. a dozen more deaths are reported today in gaza as israel shells the area. i will are's military says it was responding to mortar fire by hamas militants when a tank fired shells into the u.n. school packed with people that had taken shelter there. a health official says 15 people were killed and scored wounded by the israeli attack. u.s. and european officials hope a new round of sanctions will force russian president vladimir putin [ indiscernible ] the sanctions target energy, defense and banking sectors there. western officials say the new sanctions will damage the russian economy. 5:07. the oakland raiders are making a new push for a new stadium. after the break, where the team could be headed next when their lease expires at the coliseum. >> reporter: live from santa clara the paint is dry, the lights are turned on. will you be one of the first to
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attend a game right here at levi's stadium? earthquakes action this saturday. we have all the details. >> a lot of clouds early on but today likely to be the hottest day of the week. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and busy conditions through the altamont pass. i'll tell you why in just a few minutes. ,, ,, [ heart beating ] [ female announcer ] the internet gets more exciting the faster it goes. that's why, coming soon, xfinity will double the internet speed on two of our most popular plans.
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their amazing rescue was ca on t well, check out these teens clinging to a cliff, this is in marin county. their amazing rescue caught on camera. there they are. the boys were about 75 feet above rodeo beach in golden gate national recreation area on friday. they were in their swimsuits. they didn't have shoes. certainly not prepared. a chp helicopter lowered a rescue collar to the teens and then lifted them finally to safety. it's unclear how they got there in the first place. but both are going to be okay. thieves targeting a startup tech company got away with a half million dollars worth of high demand items. burglars cut a hole big enough to crawl through an electronic store in union city. they made it out with pallets of products, mostly super fast cell phone chargers and specialized iphone cases. >> fastest thing in the world. it's going crazy. "new york times" has posted it,
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cnet, yahoo. so we think that the robbers were actually going after this particular product. >> 100 cases in all were stolen. this seems to be the latest in a disturbing trend. thieves targeting stockpiled products in tech warehouses. 5:12. we're hearing about nfl teams looking for new stadiums. but how do the san antonio raiders sound to you? not so good. the team tossing around the area of moving deep in a cowboy country. more than 1700 miles away. kpix 5's andria borba looks into why the raiders are now considering a move to texas. >> reporter: could the raiders new motto be just leave, baby? >> they are going to move the raid years to san antonio, texas? >> reporter: the alamodome. mark davis met with the mayor of san antonio on july 18 about uprooting the silver and black
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to the lone star state. oakland councilmember noel gallo isn't surprised. >> we at the city and county level are behind the eight ball. we haven't provided the attention necessary to be able to keep them engaged to stay in oakland. >> reporter: the sudden talk of moving to san antonio may not be a coincidence. davis and the raiders don't want to extend the lease at the coliseum. they want a new facility and the meeting with san antonio officials happened just two days after the oakland city council signed off on the a's new 10-year lease. >> this deal has flexibility and the a's to stay there. we are not pitting one team against the other. the city is not favoring one team to the other. >> reporter: a new lease for the raiders is due in the fall. >> if this gets us moving faster i'm all for it. >> reporter: but the proof may be in the picture of mark davis and san antonio's former mayor and the raiders website. gallo is less optimistic. >> not only is san antonio but
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i can name a good number of other cities that are lined up at their doorstep that would love to have the raiders or the oakland a's. >> reporter: andria borba, kpix 5. >> you want to motivate a city it build a new stadium or do something, start knocking on other doors. >> true. >> keep 'em here. >> yeah. gianna is here and filling in. we are going to find out about our traffic. >> i bring good news so that's a good start. no accidents or stalled vehicles to report right now. i just checked in with chp h the only thing we have is typical morning slow and go conditions especially through the altamont pass. westbound 580 slow-and-go 205 out of tracy. slowing westbound. grant line debris in the road so that slowed it down a little more than usual but they cleared it over to the right shoulder. we are seeing some red there on our sensors so indicating slower speeds but again, pockets of slowing. it clears up just a bit once you hit 680 but extra volume on the westbound side towards the dublin interchange. 16 minutes altamont pass to 680. eastbound no delays.
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bart is right on time though. ferry, caltrain, no delays. ace train was a minute late now they are a minute early so things are fine there. a ride along the eastshore freeway, no major snags right now. actually traffic looking pretty good on the westbound sign as you work your way through berkeley towards the bay bridge. caldecott tunnel not checking in with any problems. checking the bay bridge right now you can see traffic is light. no metering lights just yet. you're clear across the span into san francisco. heading out of san francisco into oakland, no delays to report. and a live look at eight a so far, so good in both directions of 880. with the forecast, here's lawrence. a lot of fog around the bay area this morning. the monsoon continues. you can see numerous lightning strikes into the central valley and the sierra nevada this morning as the monsoonal clouds continue to sweep in that direction. otherwise we have seen a couple of sprinkles in the sierra nevada. temperatures warming up nicely. the warmest day of the week and
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then cooler weather ahead probably back to normal toward the weekend. high pressure over the four corners sweeping that subtropical moisture back up into the state. that's going to start to get cut off though going to see a stronger sea breeze kicking in and that will send the clouds further to the east. temperatures going to be still hot in the central valley into the triple digits there. about 99 in yosemite the possibility of some isolated thunderstorms and the computer models showing you some of the high clouds sweeping across our skies and patchy fog out toward the coastline. low clouds and fog probably going to thing up over the next few days and surge further onshore into the weekend. so today the numbers going to be hot in spots. about 98 in morgan hill. 86 in san jose. 84 in palo alto. and 880 in hayward. into the east bay those temperatures soaring well into the 90s this afternoon getting hot there. and inside the bay should be a nice afternoon 76 degrees in oakland. 75 in berkeley. 72 sausalito. as we look toward the next few days, it looks like high pressure is going to start to weaken, sliding further east. that's going to allow for that cooler sea breeze to kick in
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dropping our temperatures right through the weekend. in fact, back to normal especially saturday into sunday. and holding those temperatures down into monday. near 100 degrees? that's a little hot in spots. >> east bay was over 100 yesterday. it was crazy. >> yeah, in your car. you have one of those special cars, yeah. [ laughter ] kpix 5's roberta gonzales live at levi's stadium down in santa clara this morning. the brand-new stadium is getting ready to host its first game ever. so how are things going there? good morning, ro. >> reporter: hi, jules. i got to tell you, i know it sounds cliche but i have goosebumps this morning not because of the temperature but because it's so exciting. it really is. every week i have been coming to levi's stadium watching the progression. we all have. it's been a two-year chore getting this stadium going. and it's absolutely beautiful! now it's time to play ball! play some football and soccer. frank is here from the san jose earthquakes. good morning, frank. >> good morning, how are you
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doing? >> reporter: i'm great! this saturday, the very first time will take to this field for the very first time. how did the earthquakes draw that lucky card? >> you know what? we're fortunate because our football friends at the 49ers and levi's stadium are big soccer fans, as well. it's a great chance to get a trial run in the new stadium before they host the denver bronco in preseason action. >> reporter: what time is game time saturday? >> 7:30. we have a full house planned. they are going to pack the house at 44,000 and we couldn't be more excited to be out there. >> reporter: right now you play at buckshaw stadium which is located in santa clara university. what is the general attendance like there? >> we sell out that facility but it's own 10,000. so we are excited to get in a bigger spot play in front of a bunch of fans to haven't been there before. >> reporter: that's right. 44,000 people some people coming just to explore the experience of a brand-new stadium. oven, right? so you're going to open this up to 44,000 people, perhaps walk away as football or soccer
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fans. >> absolutely. we are coming off the world cup. a lot of passion for soccer in the united states. we saw that with those outdoor viewing parties and we are hoping we can show them what mls has to offer. we have a lot of big name players on the field. it's going to be a great time. >> reporter: this will sea 44,000 people this saturday. we have about 1,000 tickets left. go to and we'll connect you to the san jose earthquakes and go online and get the few remaining tickets. live outside levi's stadium, roberta gonzales, kpix 5. >> thank you. our next story will get your day started right. a dog reunited with her owner after two years of being away. what happened next is now seen around the world. casey the dog she was so excited she find! rebecca left casey behind in pennsylvania to work in slovenia. rebecca fell in love, got married. two years later when she returned to the u.s., casey
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if you are headed northbound from there towards the peninsula, no delays to report. things are moving right along. we'll have a look at the golden gate bridge coming up. good morning, everyone. matt cain will meet with somebody that no pitcher ever wants to meet with. dr. james andrews. he is going to get a second opinion on that elbow. andrews is known for performing tommy john surgery but could be just a look. best thing at at&t park last night the police officer and
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the baby. first batter of the game josh harrison takes his sixth pitch from tim hudson out. second out in a row. home run. 1-0 bad guys. that was enough for that man! francisco liriano struck out 11. pirates win 3-1. giants lose their sixth great game in which they scored a grand total of 6 runs. the a's looking to avoid the second straight loss in houston. astros up 3-1 in the 7th. runner at 3rd. hernandez doubles to score john singleton and 4-1 houston. oakland trailed 4-1 into the ninth but down 4-3, two out, yoenis cespedes for a game tying single. john jay so is home. the next batter brandon moss. they put the shift on for moss but he beats the shift. that's the base hit. the a's up 4-3. they come back to score six in the 9th and win 7-4. they increase the american
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league west lined to 2.5 games. and all the talk about the raiders possibly moving to san antonio, frank, i'll tell you one statistic that just blows this out of the water. there are 52 luxury suites in the alamodome! that is not nfl standards. certainly when you look at levi's stadium, that has 170. keep that in mind. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. >> i agree. i think they are staying. play of the day, we have some baseball. we have nashville, the red-hot marlins. casey mcgee is going to keep them there. nice diving grab at 3rd and they all stay on the bag. they are all coming home. >> sweet. >> miami won 3-0. they won like six or seven in a role. your play of the day. 5:25. new questions about the traffic mess getting in and out of levi's stadium. coming up in our next half- hour, the team as plan to keep things you understand control for opening day.
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-- the team's plan to keep things under control for the opening day. >> when it comes to thousands of illegal immigrants at the mexico border, governor brown has tough talk for texas. we have a live report coming up. ,, it's kfc night. [cheering] last week we hosted. this week the kids invited us to their place. we got this delicious kfc meal and 2 extra sides for free. for free! sorry i was late. i had a little trouble with the rope ladder. he fell twice. ♪
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we got this delicious kfc meal and 2 extra sides for free. for free! sorry i was late. i had a little trouble with the rope ladder. he fell twice. ♪ your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. a massive water main break sends millions of gallons of water spewing into some streets of l.a. we have the latest. >> while most of you were sleeping, richmond approves a massive chevron refinery project. what it means for the people in community. >> some dense fog in the bay area now but this likely will be the hottest day of the week.
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we'll explain coming up. >> lots of company at the bay bridge. i'll have details on that plus the altamont pass in just a few minutes. >> and good morning to you, it is wednesday, july 30. i'm juliette goodrich in for michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30. and we begin with some breaking news at this hour. 18 people had to get out of their burning homes in oakland early this morning. eight of them were children. active power lines brought down by this fire made things very difficult for the firefighters here. the fire started at home possibly a duplex. it's at 47th and melrose. about an hour ago, flames then spread to a second building in the neighborhood. no word on how it started or if anyone was injured. we'll keep you updated. just what we don't need in the drought. drinking water shooting 30 feet into the air. a huge water main break flooded part of los angeles. now the clean-up is under way around the ucla campus. david begnaud shows the damage millions of gallons of water caused. >> reporter: this was not the doing of mother nature. it's what happens when a 93-
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year-old water main breaks, asphalt buckms, concrete cracks and a geyser shoots 30 feet in the air. >> i just see the water start pouring out and the cement started falling everywhere. >> reporter: 35,000 gallons of water gushed out every minute severely damaging a small portion of ucla's campus. it took crews 3 1/2 hours to shut off the water. they faced tough questions as to what took so long. >> it's not the easiest place to get to at rush hour. >> reporter: as that was happening, cars were stuck and people were, too. this is pauley pavilion. it's an athletic complex redone two years ago for $136 million. now it's in need of new repairs. at a nearby parking garage, 200 cars were surged, five people were trapped, one aided by a swift-water rescue team. >> they got swept off their feet and with the current that was pushing them they got trapped under their cars. >> reporter: no one was hurt. by around 7 p.m. tuesday night, the geyser was just a trickle in a huge puddle
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of water on the iconic sunset boulevard. in the end, eight to ten million gallons of water were wasted in a state that is dealing with a historic drought. david begnaud for cbs news, new york. >> it took more than three hours to shut off the water because crews will to fight rush hour traffic to get there. then they had to figure out which valve needed to be closed. a wildfire on the western edge of yosemite national park has grown now to 3500 acres. that fire though 34% contained. but it's threatening some of the park's giant sequoia trees. fire in the sierra foothills south of placerville now 85% contained. it burned more than 4200 acres in amador and el dorado counties destroying 19 homes. and here at home, crews made quick work of a wildfire east san jose foothills. it began as a car fire yesterday then burned 12 acres north of alum rock park. all right. 5:32. just shows how dry things are out there.
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and even though we have a little bit of moisture -- >> yeah. >> -- still -- >> you get those lightning strikes. we have the hot temperatures out there. it's going to be, you know, in the upper 90s, some 100s there. here locally probably the hottest day of the week. we are starting out with patchy fog this morning that's thick at the coastline. hi-def doppler showing a few scattered light showers making their way in through mendocino county and, well, looks like we are going to see things a little bit unsettled outside at least through the morning hours. that thick fog settling in over the bay. 50s and some 60s now. as we head toward the afternoon, as hot as 97 in livermore. 86 in san jose. and about 89 in the napa valley. 71 into san francisco. time for a road check. for that we head to gianna franco. >> and we take you to the bay bridge now. just within the last 10 minutes we are starting to see decent backups mostly in those cash lanes. looks like fastrak users are still moving along nicely but again, delays are building. so if you are headed out the door give yourself some extra time if you plan to take the bay bridge this morning. gets better as you work your way across the span into san
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francisco. no metering lights on just yet. eastbound near treasure island we are getting word of possible debris or a stalled vehicle in lanes so that may you down eastbound. golden gate bridge so far, so good no delays out of marin county. >> thank you. pg&e is facing serious new charges from the san bruno pipeline explosion that killed 8 people. a federal grand jury says pg&e lied to regulators after the pipeline exploded. a 28 count indictment accuses the utility of obstructing the ntsb investigation into the 2010 explosion lying about its safety plan and failing to investigate serious pipeline threats. in a statement pg&e says, san bruno was a tragic accident. however, based on all of the we have seen to date, we do not believe that the charges are warranted and that even when mistakes were made, employees were acting in good faith. 5:34. new this morning another hurdle cleared as chevron plans to modernize its refinery in the
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city of richmond. kpix 5's anne makovec joins us live in richmond with reports the city council had a full house when it voted to approve the upgrade late last night. >> reporter: they have been trying for nine years to get this approval from the city of richmond. they got it last night. five councilmembers voted yes and two abstained. we are talking about billion- dollar refinery upgrade. chevron wants to process crude oil with more sulfur in it. critics worry that will be more pollution. chevron says though that will be mitigated by specialized equipment to strip out the sulfur before it's emitted. hundreds of people did jam that meeting last night. and right before the meeting, chevron offered the council a big fat check $90 million in community investments and agreed to safety upgrades at the refinery. >> i think it came about as a result of feedback from the community so that would be
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folks that -- that work for the city, folks on the city's permitting team as well as community members, uhm, asking us to step up and -- and make some more commitments to the community. >> reporter: it was corrosion in part from sulfur that led to a broken pipe that caused a fire back in 2012 you may remember that send 15,000 people to the hospital complaining of breathing problems. now, the richmond planning commission wanted to force chevron to replace many of its pipes to prevent things like that. chevron said it would be costly and would have taken more time. in the end of the council let it slide. >> anne, what do they hope to do with the $90 million that chevron is giving to the community there? >> reporter: yeah. that is a lot of money. a lot of it will go to college scholarships, job training programs, and to various nonprofits here in the area. live in richmond, anne makevoc, kpix 5. new this morning, governor brown is commenting about the u.s. border crisis during a
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wide-ranging trip to mexico. let's go live to kiet do about what the governor is saying about the influx of illegal immigrants. >> reporter: governor brown says he supports sheltering even more of these kids who are trapped at the border and he plans on doing so with a lot of help from the church. he spoke at a press conference in mexico city after a 90- minute meeting with top religious leaders and mexican government officials. and he called on politicians to answer the call of, quote, all religions to welcome the stranger. and brown criticized texas governor rick perry's decision to send 1,000 national guard troops to the border saying that over time, wiser minds will prevail. this as tens of thousands of children without their parents have fled gang violence and poverty in honduras, guatemala and el salvador and are now held in u.s. border detention centers. brown is working with nonprofits to shelter thousands more children in foster homes in california while they wait for court dates. >> i want to give you the most consideration to what is in the
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best interests of those children, not what is in the best interests of politicians who like to escape this particular topic but i do believe that the nongovernmental organizations, particularly the churches, can play an important role, and my goal is to try as much as i can to frame the issue of the children as one as a humanitarian challenge that should appeal to people of all political sper situations. >> reporter: and here are the results of an "associated press"-gsk poll that found 53% of americans believe the u.s. has no moral obligation to offer asylum to those escaping violence or political persecution. and more than half say children who are fleeing gang violence in south america should "not" be treated as refugees. the poll goes on to say that 70% of republicans do not think
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the kids should be treated as refugees. 62% of democrats say that they should be. live in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. >> governor brown has signed a trade and environmental agreement with mexico. he is set to wrap it up this morning. the minimum wage in san francisco could soon reach $15 an hour. yesterday, board of supervisors with the backing of the mayor ed lee unanimously voted to put the issue on the upcoming november ballot. if approved the minimum wage would gradually increase to $15 by july 2018. san francisco tech giant is raking in money. jill wagner of joins us. good morning to you jill. >> reporter: good morning. germany may have taken first place in world cup but twitter was a big winner. the social media stock is surging after the company posted strong 2nd quarter earnings driven in part by soccer fans who sent hundreds of millions of tweets during
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the world cup. revenue hit $312 million. that is an increase of more than 120% compared to the same quarter last year. here on wall street, the dow lost more than 70 points yesterday and nasdaq was flat. get ready to build your own bobblehead. amazon is launching a new 3d printing store that lets users customize everything from bobblehead toys to iphone cases to jewelry. the 3d store will offer morning more than 200 products to be customized by size, color and material. and microsoft is looking to jump on the selfie craze. the tech giant is reportedly gearing up to launch two new windows phones. according to the verge, one comes with a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera, perfect for snapping selfies. the other is described as an affordable high-end phone. you know, if they want us to take selfies, we need a longer
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arm. >> juliette is good at it, took one while you were reading the story. we are hearing that mcdonald's in japan is rolling out something new on its menu. what could it be? >> reporter: yeah. well, forget chicken mcnuggets. mcdonald's now offering tofu shinjo nuggets. this is being rushed out less than a week after mcdonald's stopped selling any chicken products that was imported from china because the supplier there was selling expired meat. the tofu nuggets are made from tofu and vegetables. mcdonald's says this was planned before the food scandal. but i think they look good. i would like them to bring them here to the united states. maybe that's just me. >> i'm not sure i would eat anything i can't pronounce very well at mcdonald's. tofu shinjo? >> but they put stuff in the newsroom that people just eat and don't even know what it is. >> newsroom people will eat anything. donuts three weeks old? man, i'm hungry! [ laughter ]
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>> jill wagner of thank you. >> reporter: free feed, people eat anything. >> that's right. good to you. thank you so much. thanks, jim. 5:42. what's the safest car on the road? straight ahead the insurance institute for highway safety releases its latest ratings for small vehicles. coming up. >> plus, tired of looking down at your smartphone for directions? now google is putting the right solution in your shoes. >> and tsa is looking for help and you can win 15 grand if you can solve one big problem at the airport. what is it? details coming up. ,,,, ...we need to break up.
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highway safety. >> the occupants was well restrained, side curtain airbags, frontal airbags, seatbelt all worked great together. >> the ford c max hybrid and electric chevy volt received acceptable ratings. 5:45. a chance now to do something about those long security lines at the airport. we all hate 'em. the tsa is offering as much as $15,000 to anyone who can devise a new better system. the idea building on the existing precheck program which allows flyers to bypass security rules. just provide the concept and evidence it would work to the tsa. the contest by the way ends august 15. good luck. 5:45. levi's stadium is about to get its first real traffic test this saturday. the san jose earthquakes host the seattle sounders in the first sporting event at the
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stadium. last friday fans were invited to the stadium for open house. 9ers fans complained about the traffic gridlock. >> a lot of people were honking and stuff. it was a mess. a lot of people were trying to get into great america while people were trying to go the other way towards the stadium so it was a bunch of different lanes coming into one lane trying to go everywhere and there was a lot of people yelling and honking. >> the 49ers vow to have things fixed by this weekend's soccer match with more parking lots available, more trafficking officers, and synchronized traffic lights. the vta is increasing light rail service. so for a complete guide to the new stadium, including all of your transportation options, just go to it is 5:46. speaking of traffic, how are we doing? >> it just got busy. they turned on the metering lights early. there was an accident just past the metering lights pass the bay bridge toll plaza in lanes. it's now over to the right shoulder but look at that. the damage is done. you are backed up at least to west grand at this point. so use mass transit. bart is a good choice or pack
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your patience. you will be in for a slow-and- go ride towards the bay bridge toll plaza this morning. coming off the eastshore freeway though traffic still looking okay. 880 not showing too many delays just yet. northbound stop and go conditions through oakland but overall an easy ride between 238 to the maze about 16 minutes southbound a little sluggish through hayward. elsewhere to the caldecott no delays to report now traffic looking good along highway 24 this morning. 680 problem-free. our other hot spot is through the altamont pass. typical this time of the morning. westbound 580 out of tracy seeing delays. we have reports of an accident westbound 580 near vasco. it's not in lanes. it's on the right shoulder causing a backup so heads up westbound once you hit 680, gets better past the accident but 24 minutes now westbound 580 from the altamont pass to 680. checking the peninsula, this is one of our bright spots. no delays along the 101, 280 northbound all the way a nice ride headed into san francisco. eastbound 92 checking in with
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no problems. and a live look at the san mateo bridge and so far, so good. beautiful conditions there. hopefully some beautiful weather today. lawrence? >> we should see a lot of sunshine into the afternoon. of course starting out with a lot of low clouds and fog this morning. dense fog approaching the coastline. we are still looking at subtropical moisture moving into the state. numerous thunderstorms popping up over the central valley and the sierra nevada. going to watch out for more of that activity. even a couple of scattered light showers showing up in parts of the north bay this morning. throughout the day the clouds part becoming mostly sunny today. and the temperatures going to be slightly warmer in fact getting hot in the valleys. you will see 90s and triple digits inland. looks like cooler temperatures are ahead as stronger sea breeze is going to develop the next few days and that will usher in more low clouds and fog. today going to keep things hot away from the coastline. warm inside the bay. temperatures in the central valley 105 in fresno, 102 sacramento. high country the possibility of more thunderstorms there, as well. about 75 degrees into monterey
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bay. monsoonal clouds sweeping in across our skies this morning, then clearing out a bit and that means a lot of sunshine into the afternoon. just a couple of patches of coastal fog and plenty of that fog over the next few days. temperatures looking at 80s and 90s into the south bay. upper 60s, low 70s toward the coastline. soaring into the upper 90s well inland by the afternoon. then inside the bay, about 71 degrees in san francisco, 72 in sausalito. and about 87 in santa rosa. your sunrise time today is 6:12. sunset 8:20. and looking out over the next few days, we are going to see plenty of sunshine after low clouds and fog in the morning hours but cooler temperatures as we head in toward the weekend. but really just back to normal and some very nice weather on saturday and sunday. those temperatures 60s at the beaches, fog if you need to beat the heat. >> the that would be nice. thank you. there is a new warning about the dangers of artificial indoor tanning and natural outdoor tanning. the acting u.s. surgeon general says it is the reason skin
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cancer is aing about problem. he says 5 million people in the u.s. are treated for skin cancer every year. prevention measures, too often ignored. sunscreen, protective gear like hats and sunglasses. >> absolutely. 5:50 now. pot delivered to your door but is it legal? after the break, we take you inside the new startup providing an exclusive service for medical marijuana patients. >> uber drivers say the competition is now plain dirty. sneaky way they may be stealing your business. coming up. ,,,,,,
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a hundred dollars and they work? what the heck. you already get your pizza delivered so why not your pot? cate caugiran says there's a new app to handle that. >> reporter: weed on wheels. thanks to app ease, pot can be delivered right to your doorstep. >> the way to get your medicine more easily quickly and professionally. >> reporter: keith is the founder and ceo not to mention bankroller of this operation. he is not new to tech. his last project yammer a business social network that microsoft bought a few years ago for $1.2 billion. now he is pioneering an uber for pot. >> automatically detect your location and provide you with delivery estimates based on with your you are and the medicine you need. >> reporter: it's for cardholders only. you have to send in a photo of all your documents for verification. >> you just go into the menu system, select what you want and it's like grub hub, it's there, user-friendly. >> reporter: it gets to your
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house faster than a pizza. he says on average, 10 minutes. drivers start their day with a half pound of weed a typical delivery an eighth of an ounce. we are in the back of one of the delivery cars and these are always unmarked for security reasons. also because they only deal with cash with deliveries because of strict federal rules regulating banks and credit cards. that's where it gets foggy. the fed. are you ever worried that the feds might shut you down. by abide by all the state and local laws. that's what we can do right now. >> reporter: cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> well, there are signs of discord in the up start ridesharing industry. some drivers for uber are accusing other drivers for hire of stealing their airport business. one uber driver says drivers not associated with uber with packing into the -- hacking into the uber application. he says they are making it appear their cars are seconds away from the san francisco airport even if they are not. it's a big advantage because uber automatically assigns
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fares to the closest car. uber is working on it. and governor brown is addressing those tens of thousands of kids trapped at the u.s. border and he has some tough talk for texas! i'm kiet do. we have a live report coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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this disaster is horrible. i'm looking at our track and field that we just got redone, our beautiful track and field under water. >> a huge clean-up is under way on the ucla campus after a water main break created a geyser right in the middle of sunset boulevard. the flooding stranded people in cars nearby. between eight and 10 million gallons of water were wasted. >> israel has unleashed its heaviest attack on hamas targets so far. 15 people were killed when israeli tank shells hit a u.n. school sheltering displaced palestinians. more than 1200 palestinians have been killed in three weeks
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of fighting. >> we're not going to be seeing pg&e executives led out in handcuffs but this is bad news for the utility. >> pg&e is facing new charges stemming from the san bruno pipeline explosion. federal grand jury accused of utility of obstructing the investigation into the 2010 disaster. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." and the a's have taken the lead! >> yup. the a's taking the lead good to hear. it's wednesday, july 30. i'm juliette goodrich in for michelle. >> yeah, big comebacker for the a's last night. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:00 on your wednesday. and we begin with some developing news in oakland. check it out. 18 people had to get out of this burning home this morning,eight of them children. the fire started at a duplex at 47th and melrose at 3:30 this morning. flames spread to a second building there. no word on the cause or if anyone was injured. pg&e crews are


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