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community... across the cou. some of our local officers d deputies are flying to new .. to he appear emotional morning for the law enforcement community across the country, some of our local officers and deputies are flying to new york to honor the lives of two police officers killed in their patrol car. good afternoon. i'm brian hackney. >> i'm anne makovec.
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frank and michelle are off. in new york city a wake for rafael ramos one of two policemen shot and killed in retaliation for the police shootings of unarmed black men. bay area police officers are now on their way to the funeral. they just took off from sfo. kpix 5's christian hartnett is there live. christian. >> reporter: jetblue is going to give free airfare for deputies going to the funeral. one deputy said it hit him hard own though it was more than 3,000 miles away. deputy ra mundo of the san francisco sheriff's office didn't expect to be leaving town the day after christmas but duty called. >> when an officer is hurt or more so when he is killed, it's an impact and it's very important for to us show support for one another. >> reporter: deputy raymundo was one of several officers who
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boarded a flight to new york for the funeral of nypd officer rafael ramos on saturday. ramos and his partner, officer wenjian liu, were shot as they sat in their patrol car in brooklyn last week. ismaaiyl brinsley killed them and then himself. raymundo is making the trip to the opposite coast to honor the fellow officers. >> we have a thing called the thin blue line. and basically, it's -- it's a sense of camaraderie we share. we could be totally strangers but in an instant, we understand one another. >> reporter: the eight police officers and two sheriff's deputies on the way to new york will be joined by thousands of law enforcement officers who are expected to attend. at sfo, christian hartnett, kpix 5. >> officer wenjian liu's funeral is not scheduled yet. jetblue is offering to fly two
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officers for free from police departments across the country to the funerals. a fundraiser is planned in berkeley today for the family of michael brown the man who was shot and killed in august during a confrontation with police in ferguson, missouri. the musical fundraiser is set to begin at 6 p.m. at the berkeley fellowship of unitarian universalist hall. oakland is cleaning up after another demonstration against police turned violent. most of the damage last night was done in jack london square. a small group broke away from other demonstrators and smashed windows at a bevmo! store and smashed ornaments on the city's christmas tree. it was promoted as the no time off march as protestors said they wanted to keep pressure on police even on christmas. a san francisco sheriff's deputy will be in court this afternoon. according to court documents 33- year-old michael lewelling said a patient at san francisco general hospital tried to hit him with a wooden cane. but investigators say that
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surveillance video shows lewelling was the aggressor and he assaulted the patient. lewelling is free on bail. room rights groups are closely watching the -- human rights groups are closely watching the investigation into why a man died after being shot with a taser at the border near san diego. the 40-year-old man jumped over a desk and attacked two officers on christmas eve. he had been taken to a security office because agents say the man was carrying illegal drugs. >> in the past, we have not had transparent investigations so it's important to know what exactly happened that led to this man's death. >> the man who died was an american. officers say they learned later that he had a criminal record and there was a warrant for his arrest. as your christmas cleaning continues this afternoon, you might want to think twice before leaving certain gift boxes out on the curb. police are warning that boxes for big ticket items are an open invitation for thieves. they will know what you have in your house. if you want those boxes out of the way, police recommend breaking them down and hiding them in your recycling bins. microsoft xbox is back up
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and running this afternoon after hackers took it offline. meanwhile, though, sony's playstation which was also hacked is still down. a hacker group known as lizard squad is taking responsibility. it's attacked sony in the past and it's suspected of helping another group in the recent attack at sony pictures entertainment. >> kept getting the same screen that says, trouble downloading or update. i assume i was doing something wrong. >> sony trying to fix it. bargain hunters are on the prowl this day after christmas. kiet do says shoppers are armed with gift cards as they rush to bag some december. kiet. >> reporter: hi there. yeah, we're live here at the best buy in south san jose. this parking lot totally full. these folks know that today is a great day to spend those gift cards and make those refund and exchanges because retailers have slashed prices and inventory is up. americans spent $32 billion on
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gift cards this holiday season. john is taking care of a good chunk of that himself. fact is, gift card spending is up about 5%. shoppers spend on average $173 on gift cards this year. john said there was no use in waiting to spend it and got himself a new receiver. you didn't waste anytime spending that gift card. >> no, not at all. i knew i wanted it. so it was all, um, prearranged. i guess. >> reporter: at target on hillsdale avenue in san jose, the doors opened at 7:00. returns began in earnest and retail experts say those who hit the stores for returns and exchanges will trade or give back an average of 4 items. >> we know it gets busy after so we don't want to deal with the craziness later. >> reporter: walmart is testing out a gift card exchange program where you bring in a card from more than 200 other retailers, airlines and restaurants, and they will give you a walmart card for 70 to 95% of the original card's value. so a lot of people are going to
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be keeping an eye on that walmart program. it is a pilot program. we do not know the financial details of how it all works. but if customers like it, they might just keep it. we're live in south san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. >> there are estimates that americans will waste about $1 billion on unused gift cards. >> wow. today is the first day of kwanzaa, the seven-day holiday running through new year's day. celebrations include dancing and other things to help african-americans reconnect with african culture. a professor created it in 1966 as a nonreligious celebration of family and social values. each day of kwanzaa has a theme and today's theme is unity. christmas may be over but your fridge may still be full. while you do need to be careful before eating leftovers. >> a son gives back to his parents in a big way on christmas in a strong argument for having kids, wait until you see what was in his envelope that had both of his parents in
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tears. >> and as we look live towards san francisco, what a beautiful day we have. er is rulian blue skies. if frigid temperatures. forecast coming up after a break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it was ten years ago today w the worlds well, believe it or not, traders are at work today because money never sleeps and the dow is up 56 and change to leave the dow at this point at 18,086. anne? it was 10 years ago today that we witnessed one of the world's worst natural disasters when the tsunami devastated southeast asia. indonesia, thailand and others had moments of silence to mark the time the tsunami hit. it was triggered by a 9.1 magnitude earthquake. it sent waves roaring across the indian ocean at jetliner
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speeds. almost 228,000 people died in 14 countries. survivors lived in fear for a long time after. >> every time those children felt that shock, they were fearful that another wave was coming. no one knew if another tsunami was going to be triggered. >> that 9.1 earthquake was the region's most powerful in nearly half a century. you know, we had that damage all the way across the pacific in -- remember that video of the waves rolling into santa cruz harbor and some of the boats getting beaten up down there. so that was an unbelievable day. you know, if you look towards the golden gate bridge you would think traffic would be light but the northbound lanes are beginning to jam up a little bit. you know why? anne, any guesses? >> no. >> because this is the day, you know, in all of these weekend days you've got hundreds of thousands heading to the viewpoint at the north end of the golden gate bridge and it always jams up and backs up almost some days on to lombard with so many people going to the viewpoint but i'll tell you what, they picked a
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pretty good day for it because it's beautiful visibility today in excess of 50 miles in parts of the bay area. so as a result, we are looking at just a gorgeous day for the bay area and for sightseeing and backing up traffic on the golden gate bridge. 59 in concord, oakland, livermore 56. san francisco 53. san jose 55. santa rosa 56. for us, we are looking at readings that will mostly stay in the 50s today. as we have a little chill air over the bay area, some frost overnight expected. and then dry weather ahead. as far as 2015 all the way into next year which is of course just next week. the ridge remains in place over the west coast. that's going to give us somewhat breezy conditions today not a big deal sandwiched in between two lows on either side of it. as a result we'll have a cool, dry weekend with plenty of sunshine. crackling clear visibilities for the next couple of days. sunset tonight at 4:57 p.m.
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sun rising tomorrow at 7:24 a.m. and tomorrow is going to be about as chilly as it will be today. we think anything under 60 is a reason to call 911. 56 in san mateo. and 54 at pacifica today. 57 for hayward. and 55 in morgan hill. about the same for los gatos. 57 pleasant hill. 57 walnut creek. 56 pleasanton. 55 livermore. 54 today at brentwood. up in the north bay nice day for a trip to the wine country. napa hits 58 degrees. 58 for sonoma. and 59 degrees at petaluma. 59 for santa rosa. by the way, if you are heading to the central valley, have a care because this is the time of the year when they do have that dense fog forming and that is nasty stuff. sometimes zero visibility forms about 9:00 at night hangs in until about 9:00 in the morning. oh, the 9ers are playing this weekend 1:25 p.m. if you are headed to the game
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it will be mostly sunny and 58 degrees at game time. extended forecast we'll be looking for plenty of sunshine as we head into the weekend. numbers remain as far as highs are concerned the upper 50s. overnight lows though will get near frosty readings tonight in the cooler inland valleys. next week there's a little system coming in on tuesday. and stay tuned on that. paul will have more to talk about at 5:00 tonight. there might be a shower or two associated with that on tuesday. wednesday, thursday, into 2015 it looks nice. look at that traffic cleared up now on the golden gate bridge. i guess the view has gone away. anne? here's one of the biggest challenges after christmas. what to do with all of the leftovers. experts say be careful. you can get sick. danielle nottingham lets us know what to avoid. reporter: 'tis the season for turkey, trimmings and pie. we often end up with enough leftovers for weeks but that doesn't mean you should eat them that long. a registered dietician warns bacteria can grow on foods and can make you sick. >> the general rule of thumb is
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if something has been in your refrigerator for longer than three to four days, you want to toss it. >> reporter: also on the toss list, anything that's self- serve like chips, crackers, dip and nuts and anything left sitting out. >> so that longer than two-hour period, bacteria is growing. and it doubles just about every 20 minutes. >> reporter: when it comes to reheating holiday leftovers, experts say the microwave is not the best option. warming food in the oven is recommended because it heats more evenly and thoroughly. >> you want to make sure that you're reheating them them to an internal temperature to about 165 degrees so what that's going to do is it's going to kill some of the bacteria that could have had an opportunity to grow when it was sitting out on your table or in the cooling-off period. >> reporter: and just because the leftovers still look good or smell good, doesn't mean it can't make you sick. if bacteria is lingering, you won't be able to see it, smell it or taste it. danielle nottingham, cbs news, los angeles.
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>> experts say people who are more susceptible like the elderly and young children should take care when it comes to eating leftovers. now time to check your bay area job market report. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is here with more. >> reporter: 2014 is on pace to be the best year for total and private sector job growth since 1999 but which sectors did santa shower with gifts and which got a lump of coal. >> overall, employment has risen by 2.9% this year in the bay area. but they were five industries that led the way nationally. mining jumped by 6%. construction up 3.9%. professional business services up 3.8%. transportation added 3.1% and food services increased by 2.8%. now, other industries didn't fare, as well. the five slowest growing sectors for employment this year were education, which was
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up by 1.6%; manufacturing ahead by 1.3; finance up by 1.1%; and information, which only grew by .6%. the worst sector of all was government, which was hit hard by sequestration. santa's favorite sector since the great recession began six years ago has been healthcare which has seen employment increase by 2.1% annually. here's hoping st. nick spreads out his gift-giving across more sectors in 2015. i'm jill schlesinger for kpix 5. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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pore- white gold days there's nothing better than bacon and collard greens. it's comfort food and simple to prepare. you started with the bacon and cooked it with -- >> nothing. you let the bacon render out the fat and add in a little garlic and mincep minced onion and they cook in the bacon fat. quick blanche and saute. salted water gets the colors and flavors to get going. you notice the bi leaves, into strips not cubes. it's nicer when you have some of that big chunks of bacon, you can cut it with a fork if you want but if you want to cook this if you want the collard greens more crispy cook it for 10 minutes but i just
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want that nice coating. >> look at this. this is beautiful. plenty of bacon. plenty of color. one more piece right there. that's it. beautiful. that's hearty. >> it is. >> bacon and collard greens. thank you, bella. bye-bye. it is friday and we're answering your pet questions with our pet expert dr. jill chase. that's for being here with your friend. >> tell us about some of the new year's resolutions that pet owners should be thinking about right now. >> oh, yeah. so we were thinking that it would be great today's show to talk about what would be a good resolution for your pets. and certainly i was thinking along the lines of dental hygiene and brushing teeth daily. >> that is something that pet owners forget about or don't want to deal with. >> it's easy. we did a segment and we'll probably do another one showing how to do that. it's easy. that would be great. weight reduction is another one. i think anybody who has a pet who needs to lose some weight maybe that could be a
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resolution to try to get weight down. >> also sometimes sounds a little more intimidating than it is. how do you deal with the begging? >> the short answer would be just feed a little bit less literally each time you feed and over time, eventually, the weight will come down slowly. >> hopefully they won't notice. exercise, also very important. >> yes. that would be great for those people who are not exercising their pets that would be a new year's resolution. >> anything for cat owners when it comes to exercise? >> cats love to be played with. people forget about that so play with your cat, right? get those toys and, you know, have a good time with them. >> very good. and the other is regular veterinary exams. >> yeah. try to remember that every year your pet should be examined every year. and when they are older sometimes it's twice a year sometimes four times a year. depends on how old. >> a lot of people think the
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pet is healthy should i go through the hassle of taking it in. >> yes, animals don't always show that they're ill so we often times can tell that they're ill and at a certain age we start doing blood and urine, so yeah. >> well, dr. jill chase and skylar, thanks for coming in. we want to invite all you pet lovers send us your questions about their health and well- being. just email or on our facebook page, and we'll have our pet expert give you an answer every friday right here at noon. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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more at five. protestors have planned to disrupt holiday shoppers this afternoon. we'll tell you what they are hoping to accomplish, that and more at 5:00. now something you probably didn't know. today is national candy cane day. the striped typically peppermint flavored sweet treat is a mainstay during the holidays. according to candy cane, there is such a thing, candy canes were introduced to the americans in 1847 by a german immigrant. the original candy cane was straight, it was all white but now you can find them in a variety of shapes and flavors. a son gave his parents probably the best christmas gift ever. >> for both of you. >> only me and your daddy? >> si. >> oh. it has to be a nice present because this is -- >> clearly that envelope has
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something big in it that overwhelmed the parents. you can see her reaction. she can't believe it. so obviously you're wondering what was in it. the envelope it a bank of america mortgage slip that says your house is paid off, joe. >> pretty impressive. >> hope you had a present half as nice. >> i'm going to go out and start a family. i'm brian hackney, thanks for watching. captions by: caption colorado
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>> rick: [ breathes deeply ] >> caroline: morning. >> rick: hi. thank you. >> caroline: mm-hmm. well, you were out for the count when i came home after helping pam clean up. >> rick: served up a lot of meals at the mission. it was really inspiring. you have a nice brunch at the spencer house? >> caroline: yeah. yeah. will's getting so big. uncle bill really, really loves being a daddy. it's -- it's cute.


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