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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> breaking news at 6:00, a large fire breaks out and firefighters can not go in the building. we are on the scene. >> in washington, dc, right now, a hearing looking into the asiana flight 214 crash at sfo is underway. these are pictures from the capitol with revelations expected to be made today. >> new this morning, friends and family and stringers paying their respect to nelson mandela in south africa. here in the bay area, two memorials for the late leader are a few hours away from getting underway. >> thanks for joining us. first, again, frigid temperatures in the bay area but lit at the end of the tunnel. >> another night in the north bay tomorrow and then hopefully
we put it to rest. patchy profit and not so hard a freeze as we have had but mid-30's for most of us and a few upper 30's in oakland. 51 can sunshine, and 54 average at 4:00, and we will drop if the low-to-mid 40's during the 7:00 hour. need the heavy coats inland where it is freezing. in the home 50's with poor air quality throughout the afternoon and the evening hours and we drop to 43. our day planner next 12 hours at the coast is 37 this morning and can not find much frost, temperatures in the low-to-mid 50's in the afternoon and back to 44 by 7:00. >> back if san francisco we have a serious crash that is southbound along 101 involving three vehicles and three lanes blocked and possibly one person is trapped. look at backup right now. 37 miles per hour is the top speed is it is bumper to bumper away from the curve. headed in the nobody direction, a little bit of spectator
slowing away from the 280 extension but the best alternate is 280. in the east bay, southbound, along 880, in san leandro a crash is on the shoulder involving a big rig and we could have spectator slowing. on the san mateo bridge you can see everything is running mice and clear as we make it to the peninsula and it will take you 12 minutes. >> we have break news from the east bay: a 135,000 square foot building in conquer was destroyed overnight by a huge fire. this is happening east of buchanan field airport. our reporter says the fire was likely burning for several hours before the first crews got there. amy? >> look, they are still here working on this. they have active fire still burning and they letting it bun the roof away so they can get water into building from above. they don't want to go inside. they think it is too dangerous. look at the fire they were
dealing with: it was huge. this was a telephone company called the all phone company. they sold new equipment and also recycled old stuff. they got the call at 12:35 this only but it was probably burning a while. >> this was no fire alarm in the building and without an alarm or sprinkler system it would take someone actually seeing the fire to be something i'll not sure who the original reporting party is but this is not a well traveled road at night. it would only be well traveled if the day tie when people are here in the businesses. >> they were able to keep it from spreading to nearby buildings that are watching around the tell company hoping that the telephone company doesn't collapse and then damage the northbound by buildings. still a lot to watch out for. they will not know if it is structurally sound until the sun
comes up. they say finding out the cause of the fire could take a couple of days. >> thanks, amy hollyfield. the ntsb right now is having the hearing looking into the july crash asiana flight 214 at sfo is thousand underway right new in washington, dc, after several delays. this is a picture of the hearing starting 30 minutes ago and ntsb chairwoman is leading the hearing and saying the session is to make sure another similar incident never happens again. the hearing was originally scheduled to last two days but was packed interest one marathon hearing today after yesterday's session was cancel because of snow. the ntsb is expected to hear a report today that says the pilots of flight 214 shifted the plane auto throttle system into inactive mode and the report says that the mights failed to monitor their speed as they landed at sfo.
you want to stay with morning news with katie marzullo monitoring the hearing including what the lead pilot has to say and she will bring us an update at 6:30. >> south africans continue to pay their respects to their beloved former president, nelson mandela, and now we go to pictures from pretoria where the antiapartheid leader's body is in state. in the bay area, two events will be held in his honor. matt keller is at city hall. matt? >> the memorial will be held at the rotunda inside city hall later this morning. to honor the live and legacy of nelson mandela. the mayor lee says san francisco has felt the global movement created by mandela and mounting the loss he wanted to honor his legacy. the event will be streamed live
on abc7news.com. in south africa this morning, mandela's body is in state in the capital of pretoria where he was sworn in 19 years ago as the first black president. people lined the streets to watch the process singing songs from the struggle against apartheid and calling out farewell to nelson mandela who died last week at the age of 95 with the body lying in state for three days. in san francisco at city hall, there is a condolence book for the public to sign through this friday. >> a new rally will get underway today outside oakland city hall at the plaza and among the attendees is the counsel general of south africa and readings of mandela writings and people can sign the condolence book to send to south africa. >> in stand rose protesters facing a charge of assaulting a police officer after an angry demonstration last night over the shooting deaths of 13-year-old andy lopez by a sheriff's deputy.
despite a large police presence the angry crowds with able to get up to the front door of the sonoma county jail and they say they were supporting we ramon cairo who was arrest the after purging an officer in the eye. the group is upset that the sheriff deputy erick gelhaus is back on the job after october's fatal shooting. >> police in vallejo are investigating a fatal shooting, the second in a day. it happened at 10:30 last night at louisiana street, and police were accepting area for the shooter with no word on any arrests. >> the other fatal shooting happened yesterday afternoon at fairground drive and a man in his 20's was killed with no arrests in that case. >> pg&e says it could take days to figure out why a gas line broke and started an under ground fire. you can see flames coming through the cracks in the street after a 4" natural gas line ruptureed yesterday near the
oakland zoo. authorities evacuated half a dozen homes and the line was capped in a few hours and everyones with allowed back in the home. >> before wondering is this the last morning of bitter cold or do we have to deal with it longer? >> a little longer but it is less and less widespread cold. we have the hard freeze in the there is a trees warning until 9:00 this morning so the pets, plans, pipes, whatever you have been doing, keep doing it. frost advisory is not a hard trees but temperatures are close enough to freezing with forecast form along the coast and the bay shoreline and northern santa clara county but both of these ignore san francisco. this is how it looks from the east bay hills and the air is clean this morning. but, it will be hazy this afternoon. more of us have the possibility
of poor air quality in the north bay, east bay valley and the santa clara valley and number eight of the winter season. we have competed the pollution standards twice this season so "spare the air" days are working. this afternoon, temperature-wise, we will be the same. most areas at one to three degrees warmer than we have been with temperatures below acknowledge. leyla gulen has a check of morning commute. >> in an update on the accident in san francisco it is now a sig-alert southbound along 101 coming up to the street we had three lanes blocked and one lane, now; blocked and it will be blocked for at least 30 minutes which is why c.h.p. called this sig-alert. 37 miles per hour is the top speed and now we are well back coming away from the central freeway so if you are making the drive from san francisco i suggest you avoid 101 and take 280 instead. that will cause backups on our surface streets as well. be prepared for a long commute. over the altamont pass, it is
busy commute in the westbound direction bumper-to-bumper traffic and you are still fairly heavy coming from castro valley along 238 and approach the nimitz. here is the drive along the bay bridge toll plaza with metering lights turned on and a look from emeryville camera to the bay bridge traffic is still moving nicely as we make it to treasure island. expect some delays because of the sig-alert. >> minutes ago the food and drug administration announced sweeping new changes to help the food we eat be healthier. >> president obama back home after the trip to south africa and the bad news greeting hill upon his arrival. >> the ipad baby bouncy seat backlash continues. >> back to washington, dc, we are continuing to monitor the it this flight hearing and this is
covering burlingame, campbell and all the bay area there is abc7 news. >> this morning, also covering washington, dc, with pictures of a hearing there as the asiana flight 214 hearing is underway. there were supposed to be two daze of hearing, yesterday and today but year was canceled because of the weather so this is a marathon hearing, 12 hours or more. >> that is a long time boeing chief test pilot about to testify. >> rebound is back -- president obama is back the at white house and arriving hole to find the lowest job performance numbers of his presidency. he walked 506 air force one before 3:00 our time this morning and now a new wall street poll releases finds 54 percent of americans now disapprove of his job performance and only 43 percent approve and a majority of the
country now view the president's affordable care act as a bad idea rather than a good one the. >> the food and drug administration is expected to ban the use of antibiotics if livestock. the food and drug administration will release rules calling for meat producers to phase out all antibiotics over the next three years in the livestock. according to centers for disease control, 30 million pounds of antibiotics were sold for animal use in 2011, four times the amount if sick. >> petition is underway to get the largest toy makers to re-recall the activities seat that puts play and learning at a baby fingertips but some parents are outraged says this takes technology way too far and a boston help based campaign for commercial free childhood is
collecting signatures to recall the seat. 1,400 signatures so far have been collected. >> you know...if parents did not by it...there is the recall. >> it is not hurting him. isn't that when you have a rail when it can maim or kill or hurt someone? >> if no one buys it they will quit making it. >> from the economy to the weather here is mike. >> who wants to vote on warmer weather? we will try to do that. good morning, everyone, the cold is just about over. >> i have relatives in chicago so i will vote twice. >> well played. live doppler 7 hd shows it is still dry. the frost out there is going to be going away soon in most neighbors by friday and by this weekend for sure. in the east bay we have freezing temperatures but for pittsburg
at 34 degrees. concord and lafayette at pleasanton is 39 and pleasanton is 28. walnut creek is 26. and san ramon is 27. we have 34 in san jose and los gatos is 31 so there is frost of the a lost mid-30's along the bayshore line and san francisco is 43 and half moon bay is 45 and we are in the mid-to-upper 20's in santa rosa and novato and 33 in napa with temperatures running 10 or 12 degrees warmer than yesterday. from sutro tower we have a nice picture with the color changing here the next 20 minutes as the sun starts to break the horizon. mild are high and poor air quality and freezing cold north bay only and above average high temperatures this weekend and we well try to rebound from the cool snap. 52 in concord and antioch and san rafael and inelse in the mid-to-upper 60's and mid-to-upper 30's through the bay shore and low-to-mid 40's on the coast and freezing
temperatures in the east bay valley and property, there, maybe a harder freeze up north with 28 in santa rosa and 27 in napa and the trees warning for tonight is only in the north bay valley from 10:00 to 9:00 tomorrow morning. high pressure in the jet stream, both of those, not really mixing well, with strong ridge pushing the jet extreme up into the arctic and throwing 50 batch of cold air into the eastern part of the country and we start to see a little bit of aerly watching trend that started on monday. we will get to near 60 tomorrow. friday and saturday, as well. low-to-mid 60's for all of us on sunday, monday and tuesday. have a go one. >> can expect heavy delays leave san francisco to make the drive down the peninsula because of the signature alert, it will be around for another 20 minutes. southbound along 101, it is involving three vehicles with a person reported trapped. we have bumper-to-bumper traffic
southbound. northbound side there is specific tea party slowing but it things out closer to the 101 central freeway. at 8th street it is 22 miles per hour and this will affect the drive if you are coming off the bay bridge and we are look at heavier conditions as you make the commute in the westbound direction. also, a disabled car now is reported at treasure island blocking one lane. over the altamont pass, 45 minutes now on westbound 580 from tracy to dublin and it is getting busy. if you are headed out of central san rafael and into san francisco, that drive is only going to take you 21 minutes headed across the golden gate bridge it will be a clear commute. >> something very exciting going on tonight, right? >> yes, indeed. >> the nutcracker kickoff? >> yes a kickoff. >> i got a behind-the-scenes look at the nutcracker before
the san francisco ballet and i was feeling nostalgic going back to their headquarters on franklin in san francisco i was 14-year-old student when i last stepped into the studios. >> how long ago? >> last year. >> you can see the beauty of it. it was a wonderful experience and last week i got the chance to sit through rehearsals and watch dancers perfect every step and experience the new and exciting coverography. the san francisco was the first to stage the nutcracker in 1944 and when the costumes and orchestra and scenery come together, there is nothing quite like it. >> you and see my full story and all the behind-the-scenes action tonight on abc7 news at 6:00. >> looking forward to it. if you want to find out secrets from ballerinas, you can seat
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we will check with josh and what is coming up on "good morning america" at 7:00. >> good morning to all of you in the bay area. great to join you when we can bring you news such as this. the an update of the family of six found in the nevada back country. they have been stranded for two days in freezing temperatures. the s.u.v. flipped in a she bank and well hear from the doctor treating the family. i can tell you that family is on the mend just in time for the holidays. that and more coming next right here on "good morning america" in 36 minutes. >> friday the 13th could be lucky for someone friday night's mega millions jackpot is
expected to reach $400 million. no one picked all six numbers last night in the $344 million drawing and the numbers were 5, 12, 22, 41, 65. mega number was 13. it is the oakland largest in mega millions history. officials redesigned the drawing in october to have bigger jackpots while still having a one dollar ticket price if an effort to compete with powerball. >> model would life was forever changed by the 2004 tsunami in thailand came to san francisco as part of her mission to help others affected by disaster. petra lost her fiance in the tsunami and badly injured prompting her to create a charity that rebuilds schools in disaster areas. >> i was grouping, i got broken bones. but the worse was to hear children screaming for help and not being able to him them.
>> she appeared at macy's young square yesterday to mark her group's partnership selling a special line of products with a portion of each sale going to the happy hearts fund. >> the only news continues at 6:30 with the top stories. >> including breaking news with a large fire sweeping through a building in the east bay and the situation is called "still dangerous." >> in the newsroom, the hearing in asiana flight 214 crash at sfo is taking place in washington, dc, and we have a picture for you. coming up, the new insight we are getting from the pilots at the controls. >> before you head out the door this morning i will show you where the freezing temperatures are and how much longer we have to deal with them and the poor air quality with warmer weather on the way. >> grab the jacket and head out the door, this traffic will guess by december with a
live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> again we are starting with a picture of the ntsb hearing underway right now in washington, dc. this is look into what went wrong with asiana flight 214 crash attestor. this is a boeing test pilot testifying right now the first person to fly the triple 7. three teen girls were killed in the crash in july. our reporter, katie marzullo, is monitoring the hearing with an update in a few minutes. >> good morning, everyone, i am eric thomas. >> i am kristen sze. we have breaking news from concord: 135,000 square foot building is destroyed after huge fire that burns for hours. our reporter has been talking to firefighters and gyps us with that story. amy? >> firefighters are still here. they can not turn their backs on this one.
it is too big. there is still fire burning inside the huge building and they are still putting water on it. they think they had at one point 75,000 square feet of fire burning when they got here. this is a telephone supply company called the all phone company located in concord. there were no alarms in the building. it was burning for a while before they got the call they do believe. plastics and wires have burned which is toxic but firefighters say they do nut want anyone to be too concerned. >> we are not danger and not asking anyone to shelter in place unless you have a breathing ailment such as asthma you would not want to breathe it but the smoke is going straight up at this point. there is no residential areas that are close by. >> no one was hurt in the fire, and firefighters took a
defensive stand fighting it from the outside and they kept it from spreading to other building. they say it could take days before they figure out what starts it. it may not be safe to go in, this morning and it is burning right now and the back side of the building gone. they are still worried about collapse and they are hoping that if that happens, it would not cause any damage to the buildings next door. when the sun comes up they we hope to is a better idea of how sound the building is with a lot to focus on out here right now. >> we want to check in with mike nicco to see which direction the winds are blowing and who could be smelling the smoke. >> when the smoke was going up to the height and the fire was blazing at the greatest this was not much wind but the heat from the fire was carrying the smock up and most people were missing out open it and now it has cooled and the winds have picked up, it will drift to the south and southwest and walnut creek and pleasanton hill and possibly
half yet and the east bay hills they could all deal with that. it is not so frosty around the bay, 37 on average, a lot of sunshine and low-to-mid 50's and 46 at 7:00. next 12 hours is where we fining the freezing temperatures with low-to-mid 50's in the north bay in the afternoon and 43 at 7:00. finally, the next 12 hours is 37 and not so frosty as yesterday and low-to-mid 50's for you in the afternoon and 44 this evening. here is leyla gulen. >> sig-alert is calling big delays in san francisco with no word on when the sig-alert will cancel with a lane blocked southbound 101, with annan joy accident involving three vehicles. we are down to 11 miles per hour approaching the accident northbound side coming up from 280 you and see the bumper-to-bumper traffic and if you are headed in the southbound direction off of the bay bridge you can see the patch of red, those are heavy brake lights and 23 miles per hour, and, again,
approaching the central freeway, you are slow and you want to avoid it and use 280. here is what it is doing to the bay bridge, we are looking at extra traffic use make the push in the westbound direction and it is slower there as you round the curve identify to treasure island and a look from walnut creek this is the drive along 680 in the southbound direction through pleasant hill and, also, a busy drive. >> the ntsb hearing into the july crash of asiana flight 214 is underway right now and this is the picture from washington, dc, at issue, what went wrong leading to the deaths of three teen girls. katie marzullo is monitoring the hearing and joining us from the news room. >> we will watch it. right now there are a lot of technical aviation testimony happening but, also, happening right now we are getting testimony from the pilot who was at the control at the time of the crash and the testimony is in the investigative report
released at the start of the hearing. he told investigators he was "stressed out and very concerned" about attempting a visual approach. he said he did not know why the airport got so slow and he believed the auto throttle should have come out of idle to prevent the we plane from going below minimum speed. a key health is, how dependent, were they too dependent on the computer system, the pilots? at the start of the hearing the chairman of the ntsb talked directly to san francisco in an opening statement. >> i know several of you are viewing these proceedings from san francisco or maybe watching from your homes. we recognize that your lives were forever changed when the crash occurred. we know that nothing can replace the loss of your loved one or repair the trauma of a life-changing energy. >> she went on to say the hague was an opportunity to make sure the shes are not repeated but
says look at facts that enabled 300 people to five the crash. because originally this was a two day hearing and now it is reduced to today, it will go all night possibly as late at 8:00. >> this morning, the bay area is wake up to another round hopefully the final round bitter cold temperatures with workers checking for black ice in the past few hours hoping to spot areas before the ice forms. now is the coldest temperatures of the morning and officials say they tried to sand down stretches where temperatures drop into the low 36 including the roads on mount tamalpais and highway 9 and 35 in santa clara. a woman seven months project is the target in a string of armed robberies in the east bay and this happened at 9:30 on monday morning near the bart decision in berkeley and the victim says a man ran up to her, pulled a gun and demand her backpack. she told him she was pregnant
and he didn't care. >> i was just stunned and shocked it was happening to me. first, indignation and surprise this was happening and terror that something would happen. >> police think the suspects may have committed several robberies in the south berkeley and north oakland area on monday morning. >> the bay area is getting ready to pay respects to nelson mandela with preparations ahead in the service. >> san francisco already has one of highest minimum wages in the country but coming up, the mayor announced whether he supports raising the wage higher. >> here is a look outside from our sutro tower camera you can see the bay is a gorgeous sight and crystal
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♪ no presents beneath the tree? ♪ ♪ wait a minute, now i see ♪ my gifts are above me ♪ that's my kind of holiday >> we are seeing signs of daylight from the camera and we talk about temperatures about the same in fremont at 53. and 58 in oakland. you can see we are one- to three-degrees warmer for concord, san francisco, santa rosa and, san jose. hard freeze in the central
valley through 8:00. temperatures will rebound nicely and mid-to-upper 50's here and monterey and 52 in yosemite and 45 to tahoe and 70 and more sunshine in los angeles and san diego. >> we have a sig-alert that is canceled in san francisco and this is south along 101 a these car crash. and everything is pushed to the shoulder and all lanes, now, are reopened but the bad thursday is we have heavy backups and you can see coming off the bay bridge, it is bumper-to-bumper traffic into san francisco. we will see what is happening in san jose if you are making the track along 87 a few extra cars but it is smooth. san francisco's mayor wants voter to continue raising the minimum wage after returning from asia saying he would back a ballot inishive to help the working poor deal with the
rising cost of living. the push follows protests by nasa footworkers would call for $15 an hour minimum wage and san francisco's current $10.55 minimum wage is already the highest in the country. >> a short time ago, time magazine announced their "person of the year," we will tell you who took the honor. >> new details in the car cash that killed actor paul walker and another man is under arrest this morning. >> coming up first, nelson mandela is now lying in state in south africa and ahead the memorial service now just an hour away from getting started right here in the bay
covering novato, outbound, sunny veil and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> 6:45. good morning, south africans continue to pay respects to their beloved former president, nelson mandela. >> in the bay area two events are taking place to honor nelson mandela. matt? >> the memorial for nelson mandela will take place here at san francisco's city hall if over an hour and check it out here, as will, you can see the flags are at half staff here and all city building across san francisco through sunday as a mark of respect for the human rights leader. in south africa, his body is lying in state at the theater in the capital of pretoria where he
was sworn in 19 years ago as the first black president. the mayor lee says san francisco felt the global movement created by mandela and wants to autopsy his leg casey to empower communities and never stop fighting for equality. a condolence book is open to sign. the memorial service starts at 8:00 and willie brown will chair the event the it will be steamed on abc7 news cop. investigation of paul walker with another suspect turning in for turn part of the wrecked porsche that walker was in when he was killed in a crash two weeks ago. the sheriff says that 25-year-old man surrendered last night according to investigators, the suspect and another man stole a roof panel from a tow truck that was
carrying the damaged porsche. >> new this morning in the last two hours, time magazine has named "person of the year," and that is pope francis in his first year administration lead of the catholic church he was chosen as the person would has ahead the greatest impact on the worlds in 2013. the dow is down 20 points and now it is below the 15,000 mark so wall street trading down right now. we are learning more about mary barra, the first woman being named c.e.o. of an american car company taking over as head of g.m., the mother of two is steeped in car cull tear. her father worm at g.m. and she joined as a college engineering student in 1980 at age 18. more on mary barra on "good morning america" at 7:00.
>> turns out batkid is inspiring a giants player pledge to give $50,000 to bay area make-a-wish foundation if it can raise that amount by tonight. it is a matching ledge and he made the pledge for five-year-old miles scott survivor would won the hearts of many after the crime fightings last month, and they is raised $38,165 and they need to reach $50,000 an issue challenged by patricia who is the executive director of the bay area make-a-wish foundation and says if she hits $50,000 goal they will match it and she thanks them in advance and thanks you, in advance, because you are going to help. if you would like to can that go to abc7news.com and click on "tee it on tv." >> when is the dead behind?
>> tonight. tonight. time is of the essence. >> the bay area always comes law and we have a big heart. >> one hero to another. >> now mike has the forecast. >> good morning, everyone, we will talk about the cold weather and lack of radar returns and clouds on live doppler 7 hd and umbrellas will be needed before the end of the year. but the question is, when? it is looking dry the next 14 days. now, temperatures in the south bay are running five degrees warmer than yesterday and still freezing in los gatos and at 30 and santa clara at 32. everyone else, san jose, campbell, alum rock, all running at 33 to 35. freezing cold in newark at 32. and 35 in redwood city and 29 in lafayette and 27 in danville and colder spots right here and san
francisco is at 43, a beautiful picture of downtown san francisco from the exploritorium camera this morning. we are going to have total sunshine again today and less cloud cover than yesterday but the poor air quality could actually spread out to more neighborhoods. freezing cold if the north bay and above average highs this weekend 9 opposite of last welcome. from mount tamalpais you can see the rain bow of colors developing and that is the warm sun trying to take over the cool blues of night. north bay and east bay valley and santa clara, we have the poorest air quality with no burning of food. temperature is 60 in santa cruz, for the warm spot and 58 in oakland and everyone else in the low-to-mid 50's this afternoon. the coast is in the low-to-mid 40's with frost and east bay valley not low 30's and the
north pay we have freezing temperatures again in the mid-to-upper 20's and that will start tonight at 10:00 through 9:00 tomorrow so another night for the east bay folks of protecting the pets, the plants and the pipes. high pressure dominating the forecast with a strong ridge sending the storms to the north where they gather the arctic air and send it to the east. we don't have to worry about it but we have milder temperatures. and all of us on sunday, monday and tuesday in the low-to-mid 60's. leyla gulen? >> remark is low to dissipate in san francisco now we have a canceled sig-alert southbound 101, we had an early accident and we still have heavy traffic there off the bay bridge and it is bumper to bumper traffic and it will take you some time. here is the stretch coming through berkeley away from the hoffman split are at 55 miles per hour so not too bad
approaching emeryville and at the tolls it stars to slow down but we have slowing through albany. to the north westbound 80 through hercules a pa of -- patch slowing but all in all slow down to 580. here is a look from emeryville camera to the bay bridge and thely traffic is snarled and loosening ever-so-slightly. >> what would you do with an extra $7,000 this holiday season? i bet you have a lot of ideas. that is how much you can win for helping abc7 news fight hunger in the bay area when you click the "give where you live" button on facebook we donate a dollar to feeding america food banks for you and you can win $7,000. imagine the good you can do with that. well announce the winner on december 19th so go to facebook page and hope us give
as we hand things off to "good morning america" seven theys to know: break news in concord where firefighters are on the scene of a four alarm fire near buchanan field airport, the flames are out, but the plastics are smoldering. officials say the smoke does not pose a health risk to people in the area. >> do not for get it is freezing cold and keep everything protected through 9:00 and in the not by develops and mountains east bay and inland valleys in the southern santa clara including lake county and through 9:00, we have a chance for frost around the bay shoreline and the northern section of the santa clara
valley and along the coast. here is what will happen today: a lot of sunshine. temperatures are in the low-to-mid 50's and it is a "spare the air" day. >> the bay bridge toll plaza is packed partly because of an early sig-alert that canceled southbound 101. all lanes have re-opened and traffic is slow to recover. as i take you down the peninsula, this is an accident northbound 101 at embarcadero, a lane is blocked by the fire department because of an energy -- an injury crash. aviation experts are taking a break at the hearing at ntsb testifying about asiana flight 214 crash at sfo. the investigative report on the crash was also released this morning and it quotes the trainee pilot at the controls saying he was stressed out and very concerned about the happening. >> five, south africans continue to pay their respects to their
beloved former president nelson mandela. right now the formerrant apartheid leader's body is lying in state in pretoria. two we vents in the bay area are held in his honor first at 8:00 in san francisco city hall. >> six, two adults and four children are safely home after surviving two terrifying freezing nights in a remote area of nevada with their jeep running off the road on sunday and they bound a tire and heated rocks to keep warm in the frenal it temperatures. >> the f. c holds a vote on letting airline passengers make cell phone calls but airlines say a majority of passengers they have surveyed are against allowing the calls. some ms. of congress are pushing legislation to ban the calls. >> thanksthanks for joining us. we will see you in 25 minutes.
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