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thieves is heading to bay area -- hitting bay area dealerships. they have taken 22 cars from two dealerships in san jose and another in belmont. they were able to break into the key boxes and simply drive on. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado email@example.com good morning, i'm michelle griego michelle griego. >> i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00. developing right now, the u.s. and its allies in the middle east have started air strikes targeting islamic militants in syria. that president and leaders from around the world discuss ways to stop the terror group at the u.n. marlie hall has the latest now from new york. reporter: the u.s. and five arab allies launched the first air strikes against isis in syria last night. pentagon officials say a mix of fighter jets, bombers and tomahawk missiles fired from nearby warships were used to destroy targets in four areas,
including raqqa, the group's stronghold. >> targets are command and control centers, training and logistics, known targets. >> reporter: the campaign comes after weeks of air strikes targeting isis in iraq. the president will join leaders at the united nations general assembly today. he is expected to discuss the international coalition being formed to defeat isis in an address wednesday. secretary of state john kerry has been in new york working to strengthen the coalition. >> isil has savagely raped and kidnapped countly iraqi and syrian women. >> we must hold those who commit these acts and those who connen to them accountable. >> reporter: former british prime minister tony blair says ground troops may be needed. >> you can't rule it out. >> reporter: president obama has ruled out putting u.s. combat troops on the ground in iraq and syria but is moving to arm and train rebels to battle isis in syria.
francisco. let's check the roads with elizabeth. thank you, lawrence. out the door we go. if you are heading to the bay bridge toll plaza, here's what it looks like. no delay in the cash or the fastrak lanes. everything is moving at the limit. we'll be watching the bay bridge for the first morning commute with the folsom off- ramp closure. we'll have a live update from the scene in a minute. right now the closure not causing any delays on the upper deck coming into san francisco. veer left and use the fremont ramp or the harrison ramp instead. a traffic alert remains in effect in menlo park. some flooding was caused by a sprinkler in the area. right now, it's kind of in the clearing stages. they hope to have the road reopened here in the next 10 minutes. but in the meantime those two left lanes are still blocked northbound 101 at marsh road. there are some slight delays in the northbound lanes still heading past menlo park approaching marsh road but again that should be dispainting here shortly. golden gate bridge traffic -- dissipating here shortly. golden gate bridge traffic looks good from sausalito to san francisco.
we saw lane change crews earlier. high wind advisory in effect for the san mateo bridge. that is "kcbs traffic." michelle, back to you. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. driving from oakland to san franciscan be a pain but there's a good chance it will be even worse over the next six months. ryan takeo is live in san francisco to explain why a bay bridge off-ramp is shut down. ryan. >> reporter: if you're coming from the east bay expect this to affect your commute and your drive in this morning. i'll kind of set the scene of where we are. so picture this. you're coming across the bay bridge from the east bay and this is your first exit on the right. it splits off into two off- ramps. you see on the left screen, that is the folsom side. that's the side that we're talking about that's closed. screen right, that is the fremont side. so that's going to stay open. but the closed folsom off-ramp will stay closed for six months. thousands use the ramp every day so that probably means a longer commute for us. now, why are they closing such
a busy often ramp for so long? a new housing development is the answer. you can see from this time lapse video the current ramp veers to the right cutting through the construction site. the new ramp goes straight through to fremont street where drivers can turn left or right to get onto folsom. it's making way for a new high- rise lot in the middle of the housing boom. >> this block right now, block 8, is essentially cut with this roadway, right? so you're taking that road and pushing it over there so you have an uninterrupted plot. >> reporter: the city has already sold the land to a commercial and nonprofit partnership for $72 million with the idea of building a high-rise apartment, 650 apartments in the building. so if you are heading down to san francisco from the east bay, here are a couple of tips. use harrison or fremont streets to get back to folsom. so this is going to take some
getting used to. but a reminder, just in the next couple of days there's going to be another big closure over at moscone center. you have oracle openworld starting this thursday that goes until next week. howard street will be closed between 3rd and 4th. live in san francisco, i'm ryan takeo, kpix 5. the location for casual carpoolers will still be on fremont street. 5:06. a group of thieves is hitting up car dealerships in the bay area and driving off with some pricy cars. it's a story you'll only see on kpix 5. mark sayre live at the formula 1 motors down in san jose. mark, that dealership actually caught some of these guys in the act on camera, right? >> reporter: well, at this point, police in two bay area cities say they cannot say for sure if these cases are connected and you take a look at this surveillance video from here at formula 1 motors of san jose. the owner says it was about 3:30 a.m. on friday morning when seven men broke into the dealership and then into the key cabinet.
after the men stole the keys, they went around and found the cars that they wanted. in all, five cars were stolen from this lot along stevens creek boulevard which is one of san jose's busiest roads. >> they used the fobs to see which one were flashing and they found them and took those specific cars. >> reporter: now, that is the exact same thing that happened at mercedes-benz of stevens creek a mile away also here in san jose. eight cars were stolen there. the suspects who hit audubon mercedes in belmont between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m. sunday at that dealership, nine cars were driven off the lot. in the belmont case police say what suspects did is they broke into the -- [ signal breakup ] -- keys from there, they took the keys. in all, 2 luxury cars from three dealerships were stolen. but one thing that belmont police are saying at this point, they do not know if all these cases are connected.
they do not know if this is an organized ring or different groups of people. whether they are related is unknown. mark sayre, kpix 5. the 10-day manhunt for a man accused of killing a pennsylvania state trooper is narrowing down. investigators are now focusing on a rural area around canadensis, where suspect eric frein grew up. they say frein ambushed a barracks september 12 killing one trooper and wounding another. there have been reported sightings of him so searchers are confident they are close to finding him. uc hastings workers plan a rally at noon after being without a contract for 15 months. the dispute is over wages and subcontracting. oakland will retain its garbage collection company after all. last night the city council voted to give the contract back to waste management. last month, city council had awarded the contract to california waste solutions a
company from oakland but waste management then sued and started collecting signatures for a referendum. that prompted the city council to revisit the matter. california waste solutions will continue recycling services, though, in the city of oakland. uc-berkeley is marking the 50th anniversary of free speech movement. tonight in sproul plaza will join in a sing-in followed by a lecture of movement leader mario savio. he gave speeches in the '60s fighting for free speech on campus. time now is 5:09. cameras are rolling when a race between classic cars comes to a dramatic end. that video coming up after the break. >> reporter: good morning, live from novato we are at marvin's breakfast club. i'm roberta gonzales. we're going to be serving up today's news. we'll talk about what's happening here in novato in the headlights, straight ahead. >> and this is the first day of fall looking nice. but we have a storm coming our way. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we are watching the ride
on highway 4. an accident in antioch just cleared to the shoulder. we'll show you where we're starting to see those delays. plus, we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. ask a question or share a gripe by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. or tweet me at #ewengerkpix and watch to see if your question gets answered on air. [ no music accompanying newscast due to technical difficulties ]
their side at all california state universities. and a legislation in congre would require all colleges across the country that rec he -- will soon have advocates on their side at all california state universities and legislation in congress would require all colleges across the country that receive federal funding to do the same. the advocate would provide emergency medical care, help with reporting the crime, and information on legal rights. the bicyclist hit by a car over the weekend in berkeley has died. it happened at spruce and eunice streets. the bicyclist a man in his 60s died at highland hospital in oakland yesterday. the driver of the car is cooperating with investigators. a close call for an american classic car racer. he survived a crash in colorado at the finish line yesterday. that's a '55 chevy that rolls and finally stops. the driver was okay. he apparently was not prepared to handle that course. what are you driving a
beautiful car like that on such a course? >> he is lucky he is okay. 5:13. let's check the roads here in the bay area. >> thanks, guys. and out the door, so now that we're really past 5:00 a lot of the overnight roadwork is cleared including in oakland. if you are traveling between jackson and 16th, overnight various lanes blocked but that's wrapped up. at the oakland coliseum no problems, bay bridge toll plaza looks good. so far no problems even in the cash lanes. not the case now. the cash and the fastrak all are clear. and they canceled that traffic alert in menlo park. there was some flooding a sprinkler caused some flooding overnight. even caused a spinout a little earlier. they had to block a couple of left lanes in order to clear it but now all lanes are open and delays are gone as well approaching marsh. not the case on highway 4 in antioch. look at that. we have an unusually big backup now in the westbound lanes because of a crash approaching contra loma.
it's on the right-hand shoulder but delays are building off the antioch bridge. it's just there in antioch. once you get past the antioch exits things look good. you may have spotted that 65 miles per hour as you get closer to pittsburg-bay point. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. we saw those lanes change truck drive past southbound 101, looks okay out of sausalito. 14 minutes from san rafael to the golden gate bridge. there isn't usually much of a delay at this time of the morning, similar story today. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. i'm not sure if this sign says it. i think it does. there is a high wind advisory in effect so caltrans may have warning signs up since midnight. it's still in effect. only 14 minutes in both directions between hayward and the peninsula, 14 minutes westbound. similar story over the high- rise heading to the east bay. silicon valley commuters look good if you are heading out of milpitas. this is a rough ride yesterday with a couple of different accidents. but westbound 237 looks great all the way out to sunnyvale or
you can give mass transit a try and so far everything is on time. bart has more than 30 trains systemwide no delay. remember kcbs, our radio partner, when you hit the roads at 106.9 fm or 740-am. that is "kcbs traffic." first day of fall. what's the forecast? here's lawrence. i might just give mass transit a try today. it's a nice day to cruise around the bay area and enjoy the sunshine. hey, it's going to be a beautiful fall day outside as it looks like high pressure is holding on for one last day but you can see just off the coastline, we have some clouds gathering there. the storm system headed in our direction could bring rain to the bay area as early as tomorrow evening. outside though we are starting out with patchy fog. some partly cloudy skies this morning. and then plenty of fall sunshine into the afternoon with some warm temperatures and then possible showers late tomorrow as that storm system grows a little closer. but today high pressure in control. that is going to bring with it warm sunshine to the bay area typical this time of year. this is not typical. usually we don't see this until the third week in october.
chance of rain coming our way. 80s and 90s into the central valley. if you are going to tahoe you have the king fire there so a lot of smoke and a dense smoke advisory in effect there for today. computer models picking up on the low clouds and fog and here comes the cold front diving into the bay area. no, not the strongest storm system we have seen, but by compute time on thursday morning, you could very well be looking at some rain. temperatures in the bay area today sunny and bright. 70s and 80s in the south bay, 60s and 70s near the coastline, 80s into the east bay. then inside the bay those temperatures in the 60s and the 70s. over the next couple of days, fall is here. the clouds start to gather tomorrow. chance of showers by tomorrow evening north of the golden gate bridge. chance of rain for everybody into thursday. by friday, the possibility of a lingering somehow. yes, mr. mallicoat? >> an inch of rain? >> i think maybe half inch in the wettest spots in the north bay. in san francisco and southward probably a quarter to tenth of an inch. >> that's good. we need it.
>> i can still get my rain boots. >> it's time, fall, get them out! >> i have open toed shoes right now. [ laughter ] kpix 5's roberta gonzales is talking to some folks at a coffee shop in the north bay that's opening early this morning. >> roberta, what's the talk of the town in novato? >> reporter: the talk of the town is all about this right here. a nice hot cup of cocoa. good morning, everybody. we are in novato this morning at marvin's breakfast club. we have chuck the owner. hey, chuck, can you pour me up a waffle? >> sure can. >> show me how it's done. [ signal breakup ] [ no audio ] >> they are having a bit of an audio issue. we'll get back to roberta in a bit. it is 5:18. coming up, a post-game interview full of inspiration. after the break, what one high school football player said in
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dalton pompey had to run and dive to we are keeping a close "eye on the bay" bridge. the folsom off-ramp closure the first morning commute where we have had that partial closure of that first off-ramp coming off the bay bridge into san francisco. so far, so good. but you're going to have to use fremont street instead to your left. those are the keywords of the day. we'll have the drive to work coming up. good morning, everybody. the giants and dodgers in a pennant race it's like pizza and beer. they just go together. san francisco needing a sweep if they harbor hopes of winning the national league west. giants president larry baer in enemy territory last night. jake peavey nursing a 2-0 lead. but then! carl crawford watch this laser into the bleachers to make it 2- 1. l.a. would later tie it in the 5th inning. so we go all the way to extra
innings. 11th inning, one out crawford going to try to score, puig with the throw, here comes belt, he is out at home plate. but belt would get one more chance. 13th inning, suseck base hit here comes belt with the throw this times way offline. giants added two more and they beat the dodgers to keep hope alive. 5-2 is the final and here's what it means. they are 3.5 back of the dodgers in the west and tied with pittsburgh in the wild card. giants and dodgers going at it again tonight. a's and angels, wilson did not make it out of the 1st inning in oakland last night. he walked in two and then, soto knocks two more with the base hit. the a's score six runs in the first. samardzija. >> has gotten four runs of support in the last four starts so he was loving the support. struck out three including mike trout. the a's are 8-4 winners. they remain a full game up on the royals in the american league wild card standing three up in seattle.
and oakland of course looking for home field advantage. but again, the giants keep hope alive in the national league west. they will be at it again tonight. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. play of the day now, a little mlb. we have blue jays and mariners, toronto's poppy had the run and dive catch with the deep fly to rob the mariners of extra paint. mighty good. stretch! got it. and seattle -- [ indiscernible ] in the wild card [ indiscernible ] >> frank, you have play of the day and then you have this, the post-game interview of the day. apollo hester is a runningback for his high school football team in georgetown, texas. he was fired up after his team's recent narrow victory. >> mindset, yes, ma'am. hey, you can do anything you put your mind to. never give up on your dreams. keep smiling. no matter what you're going if you fall down just get up. if you can't get up, your
friends are there to help you. your mom is there, daddy is there, god's there. hey, i'm there to help you up! awesome! >> you can watch the full interview on our website, just check out kpix.com. >> i think he watches espn a little. >> a bit. it is 5:25 now. coming up at 5:30 what apple is warning people not to do with their new iphones, coming your way. >> plus, worst neighbor? the details on why facebook's ceo mark zuckerberg doesn't have too many fans in his new neighborhood. >> reporter: nearly two dozen luxury automobiles stolen from several bay area dealerships. i'll tell you how the thieves got away with it coming up just ahead.
syria. five arab countries join the u.s. in strikes against isis. details against attacks on syria. >> reporter: a busy san francisco off-ramp is going done closed for months starting today. coming up, we'll let you know how to get around this morning. >> and so far we're not seeing any delays at the bay bridge any usual delays because of that folsom street ramp closure. just some minor backups at the toll plaza. we'll tell you all about it coming up. >> only partly cloudy skies now but there's a storm brewing and coming our way, we'll talk about that coming up. >> good morning, everyone. it is tuesday, september 23. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is nearly 5:30. [ explosions ] >> that's the sound of u.s. warplanes bombing syria. there have been wave after wave of air strikes throughout the night. five arab countries are helping
the u.s. battle isis. as andrew spencer reports, the coalition is targeting what's been a home base for the group in a war-torn syria. reporter: an isis stronghold in syria raqqa has been the scene of parades and celebrations of the terror group's conquests in the middle east. overnight, raqqa became the target of an intense military operation which started with a launch of tomahawk cruise missiles. >> these are big, expensive, and they're typically only fired at fairly heavy static targets so apparently, isis had some air defenses that the u.s. war planners were worried about. >> reporter: it was over iraq that isis claims to have taken down a syrian warplane last week. with isis controlling or contesting large parts of both syria and iraq, nearly half a dozen arab countries teamed up with the united states for the strikes in raqqa. >> that's something that the u.s. administration, the obama administration, was intent on building here, making this not
yet another relatively lone american intervention in the middle east but one that he was joined by local partners and you have those local partners. >> reporter: jordan, bahrain, saudi arabia, qatar and the united arab emirates, at least three of them not only supporting the effort but taking part in the bombings and the air strikes. i'm andrew spencer reporting. >> wow, these guys -- >> president obama will address the united nations general assembly tomorrow about the fight against isis. he is also scheduled to preside over a special meeting off the security council. it is 5:31. starting this morning, the commute from oakland over to san francisco is expected to be even more congested with the closure of the folsom street off-ramp. kpix 5's ryan takeo joins us live to explain why this is all happening. good morning. >> reporter: this is the first exit on the right when you get past the bay bridge right here. it splits off into two
different off-ramps, to the left that's the folsom off- ramp. that's the one that's going to be closed for six months. on the right of the screen, you see it's down to two lanes right there. that's the fremont. that will take you straight into the financial district. again, the off-ramp is going to be closed for the next six months. thousands of commuters use this off-ramp every day so you know what that probably means, a longer commute. here's how you get around. if you are heading into san francisco from the east bay use harrison street the first exit on the left. or you can use fremont street to get back to folsom. so yes are they closing such a busy off-ramp for so long? a new housing development that's the answer. you can see from this time lapse video we took last night, the current ramp veers off to the right cutting through the construction site. but also, the county says that there are going to be some safety improvements as well. the new ramp will go straight through to fremont street where drivers can turn left or right to get onto folsom. we don't expect that to be
until early next year. probably march is when they are hoping to have that done. as far as casual carpool, that will still be -- the drop-off site will still be at the same spot over on fremont. so those folks who come in driving in from the east bay to bart, those casual carpoolers are going to be using fremont, as well. so try to take an alternate route. live in san francisco, i'm ryan takeo, kpix 5. >> oracle openworld will close howard near moscone convention center thursday lasting for 10 days. it will be congested there for a couple of weeks. elizabeth, it will cause some headaches for commuters. that whole south of market area as ryan just said there's a lot of construction coming off of that fremont ramp anyway with the new transbay transit center being built, housing, shopping. there's a lot going on including casual carpool that drops off there, as well. so we are going to be closely monitoring the commute. in the meantime i want to take you to highway 4. it is worse than normal off the antioch
bridge approaching the contra loma exit. there was an earlier accident. 15 miles per hour at "a" street. use fremont or harrison street off-ramps. we'll be watching the bay bridge especially later on in the morning commute once they switch on the metering lights and the bulk of the traffic comes between 7 and 9 a.m. sometimes there's a few detour signs up which can cause a backup on the upper deck of the bay bridge heading into san francisco. right now, nothing unusual. bay bridge toll plaza looks clear. just some slight delays in the cash lanes. fastrak no problem no metering lights yet. here's a live look in oakland now. 880 where you're cruising past the oakland coliseum. no delay near 66th or past high street. those taillights is the commute direction northbound. all lanes are open, that traffic alert has been canceled in menlo park. no longer seeing any delays along the peninsula. there were earlier flooding issues that shut down a couple
of languages. that's your "kcbs" drive to work. with the forecast, here's lawrence. summer long gone. fall is here. lots of sunshine coming our way. we are starting out with some partly cloudy skies though this morning. some high clouds likely to drift across our heads from time to time but otherwise, looking good as we are going to see plenty of sunshine into the afternoon. these temperatures moving up into the 80s inland. you will see a lot of 70s, couple of low 80s inside the bay and 60s and low 70s near the coastline. some patchy fog extends out over the bay but not much and not as extensive as yesterday. the temperatures are pretty mild. 65 degrees in san francisco. 59 in san jose. and 63 degrees in oakland. by the afternoon, we should see about 82 and sunny and bright in napa. about 80 degrees in san rafael. 73 in san francisco. and 79 in san jose. there's a chance of some stormy weather coming our way. we'll have more on that coming up in a few minutes. back to you. >> thank you. there is a red flag warning for the sierra foothills where the king fire is threatening thousands of homes.
it burned nearly 90,000 acres in the el dorado national forest. it's just 18% contained. 10 homes have been destroyed, thousands more in danger especially once the winds kick up. air quality is also a big concern. it's so bad in parts of el dorado and placer counties, it's classified as hazardous. several schools in the area have canceled outdoor activities others shut down altogether. smoke from the fire is now drifting into the reno region, as well. 5:36. happening today, governor brown is among today's speakers as the united nations holds a climate change summit in new york. yesterday a presummit protest got a little out of hand in downtown manhattan. people had to use pepper spray. police did, rather, and arrested more than 100 people there. protestors say a corporate and economic institutions -- protestors say corporate and economic institutions are to blame for the crisis. pg&e says a robot could help fight pipeline problems. we got a look at a prototype in
action yesterday in san jose. the mini robot is equipped with high definition cameras and is designed to get into the tight space between the pipe and the casing. this way, crews could check for gas leaks without digging up the pipe. bay area car dealerships are on high alert in a story you'll only see on five, thieves breaking in overnight and getting away with some pricy cars. mark sayre live at formula 1 motors in san jose that actually caught the thieves on camera. mark. >> reporter: well, frank, police in two bay area cities are investigating the thefts of high-end autos from three separate dealerships. this is formula 1 motors along busy stevens creek boulevard in san jose. the owner actually has surveillance video of the thieves and he caught them in the act. >> i hope they catch him and they put the guys away. >> reporter: the owner of formula 1 motors says his surveillance video captured the faces of the five men who stole
cars on friday. he said they went straight for key cabinet and stole the cars. >> they used the keys to locate which car is flashing and they found them and took them. >> reporter: that's the same thing that happened at mercedes- benz of stevens creek about a mile away. eight cars were stolen there. the suspects who hit the audubon mercedes dealership in belmont between 1 and 3 a.m. sunday morning drove nine cars off the lot. >> broke into the key boxes, took the keys and then stole the vehicles from the lot. nine vehicles were confirmed taken at this time. so we're looking for at least nine suspects. >> reporter: that means it's planned, does it mean some level of organized crime or organization? >> i wouldn't want to speculate but it sounds like it was a group of people and they knew what they were doing. >> reporter: belmont and san jose police cannot say for sure
if these cases are connected. reporting live in san jose, i'm mark sayre, kpix 5. >> belmont police also say they can't speculate if this is some kind of sophisticated theft ring or just a band of criminals who appear to know what they're doing. searchers believe they are zeroing in on a man accused of killing a pennsylvania state trooper. investigators are now focusing on a rural area around canadensis where suspect eric frein grew up. they say he ambushed a barracks september 12 killing one trooper and wounding another. authorities say he is a self taught survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement. >> we know frein has prepared and planned extensively for months and maybe years. he planned his attack and his retreat. >> there have been several reported sightings of frein so searchers are confident they are hot on his trail. some people in the search area are not allowed to get to their homes so the american red cross is providing shelter. a troubled iraq war veteran who jumped a fence at the white
house had 800 rounds of ammo a hatchet and a machete inside every inside his car! authorities say he ran for the front doors of the white house and made it inside before secret service agents tackled omar gonzalez. the first family had just left for camp david. gonzalez suffers from ptsd according to his family. investigators say he has a dangerous fixation on the president. wall street hopes to rebound today. >> and jimmy choo lovers can own part of the famous shoe line. jill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com reports. >> reporter: good morning frank and michelle. >> we'll see if investors will turn things around today. the dow was down 107 yesterday. the nasdaq lost 52. spirit airlines is known for charging extra for just about everything. and now the low-cost carrier is hiking baggage fees during the holiday season. between december 18 and
january 5 you will have to pay an extra $2 for bags. spirit says it wants to encourage customers to pack lighter so there's room to squeeze in everybody's bags during the busy travel season. shoe lovers, rejoice! you can soon over a piece of jimmy choo. the high-end shoemaker says it's gone public and plans to list its shares on the london stock exchange. the ipo could value jimmy choo at more than $1 billion. the high-end shoe market is one before the fastest growing categories in the luxury clothes world. >> starbucks is testing a coffee that tastes like beer. the dark barrel latte is made with espresso, a chocolaty stout flavored sauce and topped with whipped cream and caramel. for now it's only available in a handful of stores in florida and ohio and it's getting some mixed reviews. guess it depends if you want beer in the morning. frank and michelle? >> all right. jill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you.
the world health organization is warning that the number of people infected by the ebola virus could reach more than 20,000 by november. the first cases of the disease were reported six months ago. more than 2800 people have died. there are an estimated 5800 cases now in west africa. last week the u.s. announced it would build more than a dozen medical centers in liberia. happening today, san francisco supervisor david campos will introduce a plan to appropriate $807,000 to educate patients about "prep." that's the once a day pill that's been shown in studies to be as effective as condoms in reducing the risk of contracting hiv. the drug also called truvada could cost as much as $14,000 a year even with insurance. supervisor campos' proposal would make it cheap or free for residents. 5:42 right now. emergency responders race to free a girl trapped. how she got stuck and how
packed with hash browns, sausage, and creamy sriracha sauce and the meat lovers, stuffed with ham, bacon and sausage, both wrapped in a warm guerrero tortilla. burritos so big, they make everything look smaller. the newest apple product. this fake ad claims you ca ch sometimes all it takes is a little common sense when dealing with the newest apple product. this fake ad claims you can charge your iphone in the microwave. and judging by these photos on twitter, at least a few people fell for it. the ad says, ios-8 has a feature called wave and that charges the battery when you nuke it but in reality it just fries the phone. >> let's do a little inventory here. can't put aluminum foil in there. can't put metal in there. let's put an iphone in there. >> just use the charger that comes with the phone. >> they get to buy a new iphone now, right? >> upgrade! [ laughter ] we have chopper 5 up so this morning we're really closely watching the folsom
street ramp closure off the bay bridge and you can see traffic is actually moving along okay right now trying to get into san francisco. so it is only a partial ramp closure. the fremont side of the ramp is open. the folsom street closure you will see caltrans warning signs up. and there's even a stall it looks like right there off to the right-hand shoulder as you come off that first ramp into the city. for a while that was blocking lanes. that wasn't helping. but they did activate the metering lights slightly early. i think they were anticipating delays off for eastbound drivers heading into the city. let's check the toll plaza. you can see middle lanes are filling in. the cash lanes were stacked up well before 5:45. so yeah, they switched on the metering lights we noticed around 5:39 they started seeing those delays in all lanes. so yeah, bigger than usual backups right now on the eastern side. and then once you get into san francisco, as you can see on our sensors there, it looks okay. but you can use fremont street or harrison street. that closure will be in effect for the next six months. we'll get a live report from our reporter ryan takeo in just
a few minutes. here's a live look at 880, the drive in oakland looks okay near the oakland coliseum. no problems in either direction. westbound 580 we are seeing our usual delays coming out of the altamont pass. looks like from 205 to isabel that's the heaviest commute 26 minutes to 680 in the dublin interchange. just kind of end to end now it remains sluggish to pleasanton. san mateo bridge they issued that high wind advisory shortly after midnight. caltrans says it's still in effect. you can see the flashing lights there on the sign. but westbound 92 traffic steady at the speed limit. and bart systemwide no delay. everything is good to go for mass transit including ferries, caltrain and ace train out of the central valley. that is your "kcbs" drive to work. here's lawrence with the forecast. today would be a nice day to take a ferry. it's going to be gorgeous this first full day of fall. patchy fog this morning. still as we head throughout the day going to be a beautiful day but you will notice those clouds gathering off the coastline. that's a storm system that's
going to be headed our way possibly as early as tomorrow evening. so with that in mind, let's enjoy the sunshine around the bay area this afternoon and the warm temperatures, too. should be just a gorgeous fall day. and then possible showers starting as early as tomorrow evening. and then continuing into thursday. high pressure though going to bring us lots of warm sunshine forted and it will take a while for the system to head in our direction most of the energy heading into the pacific northwest. but still, california looking good. 80s and 90s into the central valley. 76 degrees dense smoke advisory in effect in lake tahoe for the king fire. tomorrow the clouds thicken up and a chance of showers by tomorrow evening into the north bay. we are catching the trailing edge of this cold front so not going to be a huge storm but a chance of showers for the commute on thursday morning. temperatures around the bay area today looking very nice. 70s and 80s in the south bay. 60s and 70s along the coastline. east bay temperatures running up into the 80s in many spots
maybe mid-80s in the warmest areas. about 76 degrees in oakland. 73 san francisco. and 8 2 degrees in the napa valley. looking out over the next couple of days, big changes. clouds tomorrow, chance of showers north of the golden gate bridge by tomorrow evening. rain more widespread by thursday. chance of a lingering shower on friday. but next weekend is looking good, guys. lots of sunshine and some warmer weather. >> we like it. >> good timing. >> yeah. >> a little thursday storm bring on the weekend, right? >> i hope we get some good rain out of it. we'll see what happens. thank you. fire ripping through a wharf in the port of los angeles. flames coming dangerously close to a warehouse in two-term analysis forcing some 850 employees out of the building. ships and boats were also moved from the area. divers in the water helped direct fire boats that eventually got that fire under control 2.5 hours after it started last night but what a blaze. nobody was injured. tea time took a turn for the worse when a to ther will
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it gives you options based on your budget -- it's a piece of cake. i was told there would be cake. get a free quote at progressive.com. looking like a nice fall day around the bay area. air quality is looking good, too. the sea breeze leading to nice good air around the bay area. chance of rain coming our way. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and so far with the folsom street ramp closure in effect off the bay bridge, everything appears to be moving smoothly. more people use the fremont side of that ramp, so hopefully this won't cause major delays coming for east bay commuters into san francisco. but we'll keep our eye on it tell you what it looks like right now at the toll plaza. just a few minutes away. a silicon valley startup is changing the game when it comes to hiring engineers. >> len ramirez tells us about a new hiring strategy in the
silicon valley that recruits top talent and pays them like sports stars. reporter: joe brown is 19 years old and says he spent countless hours on his laptop at home learning how to program. >> i heard it was a waste of time. >> reporter: his parents don't think that way anymore. brown just signed a contract with silicon valley game developer wibico for $100,000 a year plus $10,000 monthly raises until he reaches a quarter million dollars a year plus equity in the company. >> i feel lucky. i guess luck comes to the well prepared. >> reporter: he is the first hire under a program that's blowing up the salary structure for top engineers paying them like sports teams pay superstar athletes. >> i think in silicon valley, there's always, um, this kind of ongoing back and forth in the talent war. the truth is that the best people are worth this much. >> reporter: the move is already sending shock waves
through silicon valley's startup community. >> if they are able to do it, others could do it. >> reporter: it may force investors to put up more cash. >> the valley has always been crazy and going to extremes and it's just another point where it shows it's about speed and execution. and sometimes craziness. >> reporter: len ramirez, kpix 5. >> right now, the average salary $111,000 even at that rate it could be hard to live in silicon valley attract best talent, retain and keep it for years to come. in mountain view, weebyco hopes to move from 20 to 40 employees. mark zuckerberg's neighbors in san francisco are unhappy with the facebook ceo. he is spending millions upgrading a home in san francisco's dolores heights area. neighbors complain of a lot of noise and the disruption of
street parking. some are calling it port zuckerberg because of the 24- hour security. >> a busy bay bridge off-ramp is going to be closed for the next six months. coming up, i'll tell you how to navigate on your way into the city coming from the east bay. >> thieves hit several bay area car dealerships and get away with nearly two dozen luxury cars. how did they do it? i'll have those details just ahead. ,, a remote that lives on your phone. more wi-fi in more places.
air strikes are on the way to syria. the u.s. began attacks overnight targeting cities the group is using for a base of operation. >> from curved to straight. >> a major construction will have an impact on the morning commute in san francisco. the folsom street off-ramp from the bay bridge is closed for
the next six months. >> i hope they catch him and they put ese thguys away. >> a sophisticated ring of car thieves is hitting bay area dealerships. the men have taken at least 22 cars from two dealerships in san jose and another in belmont. they were able to break into the key boxes and simply drive on. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org good morning, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:00. and we begin with some developing news. u.s. military says overnight air strikes in syria are sending a strong message to islamic militants terrorizing that region. that is the sound of u.s. warplanes bombing syria. there's been wave after wave of air strikes throughout the five. five arab countries are also bombing syria. the coalition is targeting what