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which car they want and they took those specific cars. >> reporter: the same thing happened at mercedes-benz of stevens creek about a mile away in santa clara. eight cars were stolen there. at audubon in belmont thieves stole the keys and drove 9 vehicles off the lot sunday morning. >> that's a possible means to go ahead and get these cars and ship them overseas. >> reporter: san jose police and the regional auto theft task force are looking into all possibilities but haven't connected the crimes to the same group of thieves. >> they are not concerned with getting caught. so these crooks are probably pros. they probably have done this more than once. and again, maybe the idea that maybe they are not from the area. >> reporter: now, there is some good news and bad news. what comes to auto theft here in san jose, the good news is that nine out of 10 auto thefts get solved here in san jose. the bad news is there is only
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one full-time auto theft investigator in san jose. so they have a lot of work to do. they will be calling on the regional task force to help in this investigation. liz? >> all right, len. thank you. meanwhile, san mateo police have arrested two suspects for burglaries from local auto dealerships. detectives are working to determine if these suspects were also involved in the car theft in belmont. the pentagon says this is just the beginning. the u.s. is assessing the impact of a wave of air strikes on targets in syria. a major escalation of what could be a long war on isis. cbs reporter jericka duncan is at the u.n. headquarters in new york city, where the crisis tops the agenda for this week's general assembly. reporter: absolutely, ken. those u.s.-led air strikes hit key islamic militant strongholds with the help and support of several other countries determined to destroy
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isis. [ applause ] >> reporter: president obama came to the united nations tuesday to talk about climate change. >> we know what we have to do to avoid irreparable harm. >> reporter: but before he left washington, the president spoke for the first time about the overnight attacks. >> this is not america's fight alone. >> reporter: he praised the five arab countries who participated calling them friends and partners. >> america is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with these nations. >> reporter: in his address at the united nations on wednesday, the president is expected to talk more about the international coalition's military strikes over syria. pentagon officials called the american led offensive against isis and a separate terror group affiliated with al qaeda named khorasan successful and said there is more to come. >> last night's strikes are the beginning of a credible sustainable persistent campaign to degrade and ultimately destroyed isil. >> reporter: general william mayville showed military video
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of a residential site being destroyed. he said that area was used for training and logistics and confirmed that u.s. participation will be limited to air strikes. >> we had not put and we will not put ground forces into syria. >> reporter: turkey, which borders syria, has now agreed to provide military and logistical support to the coalition. now, iran's president actually criticized those air strikes saying that it was illegal because the u.s. did not get permission from syria to perform those air strikes. reporting live from the united nations tonight, jericka duncan, kpix 5. >> thank you. a hayward elementary school is back open after dealing with a flea and flooding problem. it was closed yesterday for fumigation to kill off the fleas. then there was flooding from a boys restroom that had to be mopped up. parents say the school was closed and fumigated out of an abundance of caution. >> a few students have bites but they're minor maybe one or
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each hand. we observed today. but nothing major to where they had to go to the hospital or anything like that. >> students will have to make up the missed school date later on this year. bay area headlines. san francisco supervisors have appropriated $800,000 on an anti-hiv campaign. it would pay for health experts to educate the public about the pill called "prep." it contains the drug truvada, which has been shown to prevent those who are negative from getting the virus. investigators are trying to determine if jealous flirtation has something to do with the deadly gym attack in south san francisco last week. david galindo died at the hospital after being attacked. kenneth osaka was facing murder charges in his death. prosecutors say his girlfriend revealed in interviews that galindo asked her to take a ride with him on his motorcycle two days before the beating. eight meatballs found near
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a dog park in west santa rosa have been sent to a lab to test for poison. so far, there have been no reports of animals getting sick. there were incidents of poe the accidently poison-laced meatballs in neighborhoods of san francisco this past february. for a complete list of the areas affected, you can visit so far, so good. bay bridge commuters seem to be adjusting to a major ramp closure into downtown san francisco. the folsom street off-ramp from westbound interstate 80 closed overnight. it's being reconfigured to make room for a 56 story high-rise. >> this one block is part of a much larger plan to redevelop the area. anytime you have big changes like that, i imagine there will be some people who are disappointed that their routine is upset. >> the amount of construction is exciting but disruptive. it's a headache for the commuters. >> no major backups this morning as people simply detoured to either the fremont street or harrison street exit.
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the folsom street ramp will be closed through march. dissension in the ranks. some bay area firefighters turning on their chief. why they say she is not doing enough to protect lives and property. >> more back and forth tonight about whether 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick actually said a racial slur and a key player in the controversy is changing his story about what actually happened on the field. >> it is absolutely gorgeous outside right now with highs in the 80s away from the water. 70s near the bay but look at all the rainfall up in the northwest. that's a november-like system. and it will be heading here. there is rain in my forecast for this week. find out when it gets here and how much you will get coming up in 10 minutes.
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citing is of confid san francisco firefighters are calling on the mayor to oust chief joanne hayes-white
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citing a lack of confidence. they want an interim leadership team established to address understaffing, excess overtime and what they call an ongoing ambulance shortage. the mayor says that he hasn't seen the letter yet and he is standing by the chief. i have confidence in the chief and we are working hard especially on ambulance response time. we're going to be sure that response times are better than what we've seen. as more what chief hayes- white has to say about this we'll hear from her tonight at 6:00. today the first seats were bolt the down in the new san jose earthquakes stadium. the 18,000-seat stadium is being built on coleman avenue next to the san jose international airport. the seats are three different shades of blue with a selection of red seats which fans will want to take a closer look at. >> there will be a little bit
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of red in there and there will be actually a secret message in the seat that folks can hopefully crack the code. and in six weeks we'll release more information. >> the fans will be steepest in major league soccer to give all fans the best view. the club has sold over 8,000 season tickets for their new stadium. less than two weeks into her miss america reign and she is facing more controversy. why the walnut creek native may have been kicked out of her sorority. >> one bay area city's fight with big soda is bubbling down to money. why berkeley says you can't buy its voters. ,,
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lamarr houston now says: con kaepernick did hurl the 'n- word' at him during last weekend's loss at levi s stadium. lamarr houston is now saying that colin kaepernick did hurl the "n" word at him during last weekend's loss at levi's stadium. after initially denying it, kaepernick now also admits he said something to houston. but he insists it was nothing racially derogatory. he was fined $11,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct. houston told the chicago tribune he is not insulted calling it, quote, a cultural thing. incidentally, houston himself was flagged for inappropriate language at last night's game. so far, he has not been fined. the walnut creek woman who
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was just crowned miss america was apparently kicked out of her college sorority for hazing. kira kazantsev competed on a platform against domestic violence. she admits she took part in some hazing activities at hofstra university but nothing aggressive. she says she was forced out of her sorority over a letter that joked about hazing. the miss america organization says it is standing behind kira. a new survey shows most college grads want to work for, no surprise here, google. a research firm surveyed more than 200,000 business and engineering majors from 12 countries. majority listing google as their top choice. apple, microsoft and ibm also made the list. the fight over whether to tax sugary sodas in berkeley is getting nasty. the american beverage association has just donated another half million dollars to the no on d campaign.
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that's on top of a $300,000 donation earlier. measure d on the november ballot in berkeley would tax sugary drinks. >> they are trying to buy the minds of our community. they are trying to buy the heart of our community. and they are trying to buy our very soul. they cannot do this in berkeley, can they? no, they cannot buy us in berkeley. >> proponents of the tax point to studies that show sugary sodas are linked to obesity and diabetes. so far, no comment from the aba. it's the law if you own a car you're required to have car insurance. some companies are now offering insurance for the wheels you pedal. kpix 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts takes a look at bicycle insurance. >> reporter: from new york city to berkeley, as more bikes hit the road, more people are getting hit. within four days last week, there were 2 fatal bike
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accidents, in one case a bike killed a pedestrian in the other a bicyclist was killed. and high profile accidents like this are drawing attention to a relatively new product, stand- alone bike insurance. >> it does seem to be responding to a gap in the market. >> reporter: consumer advocate dan wade says while bike policies differ, they typically cost several hundred dollars a year and cover things like theft, medical expenses, damage to your bike and damaged caused by your bike. >> has a large amount of personal liability coverage. >> reporter: but before you rush out and buy a policy, wade says check your other insurance policies first. >> most people who have other policies may cover other things. >> reporter: health insurance should cover your medical bills and your car insurance may cover you if you are hit by a driver. most homeowners and renters policies will cover your liability if you cause a crash on your bike. they also cover theft of your
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bicycle if it's stolen from your home and in some cases you can pay for an extra rider that will cover theft anywhere. for most, bike experts say you're better off adding bike coverage to your existing policies. but it's estimated nearly a quarter of americans don't have homeowners or renters insurance. so for them, stand-alone bike insurance could be a wise move. bottom line, check your existing policies to see what's covered and consider adding what's known appropriately enough as a rider to get added protection. stand-alone bike policies are generally geared mainly towards the riders who use their bikes as a primary form of transportation and don't have renters or homeowners policies. >> ridership is way up on bicycles so it's probably a good idea. >> the dmv is now taxing us for bike lanes. it's becoming very popular. >> thank you. there is new concern that hard-fought gains against the "king" fire could be erased. the wind is picking up and it's
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getting hotter prompting a red flag warning for today and tomorrow. meteorologist paul deanno has more on that. paul? >> reporter: yeah, the fire danger is going to go down considerably by the end of the week as we have rain coming but before we get there the next 24 hours, could be somewhat critical when it comes it that fire danger. let's get over to the weather computer and talk about what we have going on. a red flag warning in next through tomorrow evening. here's the deal. the winds have been escalating to 20 to 25 miles per hour. as the storm approaches, it will draw in more air coming out of the foothills and then kick the winds up to 35 or 40 miles per hour. combine that with very low relative humidity and we are going to have a high fire danger especially in and around the sierra foothills through tomorrow evening but then the showers come and the fire danger will decrease rather dramatically. so bad news but the long-term gain is that we have a storm coming giving us rainfall but also the sierra foothills. oakland currently 74. livermore 83. we have sunshine there but we are foggy at the golden gate. upper 60s in san francisco. mid- to upper 70s for you in
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san jose. and santa rosa really pleasant day outside. but already we are seeing the leading edge of that rainfall on kpix 5 hi-def doppler radar. it's off to the far southern oregon, far northern california coastline. i'm talking way up by crescent city. it will take another 24 to 36 hours to get here. in the meantime, a cloudy foggy night and it's going to be mild. 60s everywhere. oakland only dropping down to 63. san jose 62. even fairfield and vacaville down to 60 overnight tonight. this is something we typically see around thanksgiving. very tightly wound area of low pressure, it has been pouring from vancouver bc down to eugene, oregon. and they are going to keep most of the rainfall up there. but the front being shoved forward by that area of low pressure. it will make it down here tomorrow night. majority of the north will stay to the north. but this time of year sometimes that cold front can make it all the way down into and through the bay area. that is what will happen and some of you in the north bay will have some showers outside of your house by this time tomorrow. let's time it out for you with
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futurecast. the green rainfall in the northern counties as early as 1:00 tomorrow afternoon. rain showers work their way south throughout the day tomorrow. if you are not wet, you're going to be cloudy by tomorrow evening. the clouds will increase first. look at the morning commute on thursday. second straight week the thursday drive to work will be slowed down by rainfall. we have rain in the forecast especially on thursday morning in the east bay and the south bay. so we go cloudy tomorrow afternoon. nice day outside but just cloudier. showers will slowly sag from north to south wednesday night thursday morning. the biggest impact is the drive to work on thursday morning. highs tomorrow not moving much even with the increase in cloud cover concord 82, san jose 80. a degree or two below average. fremont 77. redwood city 79. walnut creek tomorrow 83. antioch pittsburg 84. afternoon cloud cover. richmond 74. mill valley 77. petaluma 75. ukraine showers by lunchtime tomorrow 74. we are soggy especially on
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thursday morning. even behind the front on friday when the sunshine comes back. we're still in the 70s but it's setting the stage for a gorgeous weekend. 80s inland, 70s near the bay and more much-needed rainfall especially in the sierra. big-time help for the "king" fire. >> absolutely. >> good stuff. all right, thanks, paul. a historic building in san francisco is dating back more than 200 years. it's gotten a much-needed face- lift. kpix 5's don ford on the building's history and today's colorful celebration. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: a mexican band played. the u.s. army saluted. and crowds gathered to celebrate the completion of the three-year, $30 million restoration of the presidio officers club. the building is an historic landmark. >> this is the first building ever erected in san francisco even before mission dolores. >> reporter: with a somewhat dull but authentic calvary sword, nancy pelosi started the
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party. the nearly 250-year-old building used to be strictly for military brass. first the spaniards, then the mexicans, later the u.s. army. now it's open to the public. there are meeting rooms, kids classrooms, and a museum showcasing some of the history with big bronze cannons and small brass badges. multimedia plays a big part, too. >> really special day. i have been here for almost 20 years working on the presidio and this is probably the most symbolic preservation project we have had. >> reporter: the upstairs ballroom fully restored still commands a fantastic view of the bay. if you would like to come down and see the newly remodeled officers club i uv may have to wait a -- you may have to wait a few days. the public opening is saturday, october 4. in the presidio, don ford, kpix 5. >> the renovations cost $30 million. home depot customers starting to feel the pain from
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a sweeping data breach. the fraudulent charges now showing up with some bank accounts completely drained. ,,
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i'm a doctor of internal medicine with something terrible to admit. i treated thousands of patients, risked their lives, while high on prescription drugs. i was an addict. i'm recovered now, but an estimated 500,000 medical professionals are still out there, abusing drugs or alcohol. police, airline pilots, bus drivers... they're randomly tested for drugs and alcohol... but not us doctors. you can change that: vote yes on proposition 46.
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your lives are in our hands. 15 dollars more to make the i-phone 6 plus -- compared e regular model. b apple is making a kill on the new iphone 6 plus. it only cost the company about $15 more to make the iphone 6 plus compared to the regular model. but it sells for more than $100 more than the 6 on the market for almost $750. more than 10 million iphone 6 and iphone 6 pluses have been sold since friday. fraudulent transactions are beginning to show up from the large data breach at home depot stores. the criminals are using the stolen card information to buy everything from electronics to groceries. the banks are stepping up efforts to block the transactions by rejecting any charge that appears unusual. 56million cards may have been exposed in a five-month attack on home depot's payment system. when was the last time you gave your brain a good workout?
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sharon profis talks about the new app trend and it's all about brain training. >> reporter: now there's a good reason to spend more time with your smartphone. there's a growing number of apps on ios and android aimed at improving your cognitive ability. they are dubbed brain training apps. they are aimed at tackling things like focus, memory, flexibility -- switching from one task to another -- problem solving, and language or vocabulary. many of these apps begin by asking you what you want to improve on and then they collect information like how often you sleep every night and what your education level is. then from there you get a daily workout so you will check into the app every day and as you progress, the app will develop along with you. a lot of these apps are free but if you want more advanced features, they will come with a monthly subscription fee. one caveat is that even though we do know that you can improve your skills within the app, there's little long-term
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evidence to prove that those skills can be applied to real life. but we do know that it definitely can't hurt. >> and we'll be right back but first here's tonight's bay area jobs report with steven greenburg. reporter: employers don't usually tell a candidate why they did not get the job. here's what some hr managers say are the most common mistakes candidates make and how to fix them. amazon has over 550 jobs in the bay area. amazon's head of hiring says that candidates often try to please interviewers by saying they will do anything or they are open to trying. but that's often the wrong thing to say. employers need assurance that you can do a particular job. successful candidates make it clear that the job they're interviewing for is a perfect one and the best match for their skills. one hr manager does a great deal of hiring in san francisco told me that preparing for an interview, candidates should practice out loud saying three specific examples of their experience that align to the open job. at san francisco-based kimpton
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hotels, a growing hotel chain that has openings at 11 different properties in the bay area, their head of hr says it's often about personality, more than experience. candidates who are creative and demonstrate a passion for the employer's business are more likely to be told, you got the job. that's a good approach for any job you seek. i'm steven greenburg, kpix 5. ,,,,,,,,,, a remote that lives on your phone.
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matter of if but when it will be under a multitude of water. tonight, the first plans to protect the valuable property. also, taking the guesswork out of water conservation. one agency's smart method to help you save those precious drops. plus, folks in one bay area city fired up over three little words we use in our kpix 5 weathercast over the weekend. see what all the fuss was about. that's all coming up at 6:00. back to you guys. >> thank you. so paul, the weather, the rain is coming in tomorrow. but not everybody is going to see it about the same time? >> yeah. north bay far north bay by ukiah they might get it 2 p.m. but we'll have to wait until thursday morning in the central and south bay so it's all a matter of being patient for the rainfall. it will get to you in the south bay but not until thursday morning. the biggest impact in my opinion will be the thursday drive to work in the morning soggy for much of the bay area, clearing out for the weekend. but more rainfall needed.
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wash your car. let's get it going. >> see you at 6:00. captions by: caption colorado >> pelley: tonight, getting in deeper. >> on my orders, america's armed forces began strikes against isil targets in syria. >> pelley: america and five arab allies. >> this is not america's fight alone. >> pelley: david martin on what was accomplished and what comes next. the u.s. also targets a terrorist group called khorasan for plotting attacks against america. bob orr on this offshoot of al qaeda. dr. jon lapook on the toll taken by the head-to-head combat of an e l career. >> it's the loss of the special things that we've done in the past. >> pelley: and a bird in hand-- dean reynolds shows us how man is attempting to restore bird populations threatened by climate change. captioning sponsored by cbs


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