tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS January 7, 2015 4:30am-5:01am PST
this morning with some breaking news from paris. at least 12 people are after a group of masked men armed with automatic weapons stormed the office of a satirical newspaper in paris and just opened fire. this is video from a french television station showing the scene shortly after the shooting today. the newspaper has been attacked and threatened in the past for publishing caricatures of the prophet mohammed. but 11 dead and many others have been injured. >> we are going to keep you updated on this story. first let's check the weather and traffic. >> record highs yesterday a repeat performance again today. out the door, plan on the warmest day of your workweek. currently we are in the 30s, 40s and 50s. it's 36 right now in santa rosa. it's the 6th consecutive "spare the air" day. flat winds this morning, but later today 10 to 15-mile-per- hour winds as the highs are in the 60s and 70s. we'll tell you about the
cooldown and the cleaner air straight ahead. >> just your overnight roadwork out the door including over at the bay bridge. it was scheduled overnight from the center anchorage to about the harrison street off-ramp but i actually saw them picking up cones around 4 a.m. so all should be just about cleared. in the meantime no delay at the toll plaza. things cleared out early today. >> it's a great time to come to work. >> except for the lack of sleep thing. [ laughter ] sam liccardo is now formally sworn in as the 65th mayor of san jose. he and four new city council members took the oath of office last night. mayor liccardo addressed the city's key issues including the dwindling police force. >> we face severe shortages in police staffing and make no mistake, we will compensate our police officers well and fairly for the critically important work and we will rebuild america's finest police
department. [ applause and cheers ] >> the san jose police officers association remains skeptical. >> you know, we heard that all through the campaign trail that mayor liccardo was going to make the police a priority. we haven't seen actions that reflect that. >> there's been a mass exodus of officers from the city's police department because of pension reform. outside the ceremony homeless protestors made their voices heard. many lived at the jungle, a homeless encampment recently shut down. coming up at 5:30, kiet do shows us the new homeless camp where people now live. and it's a story you'll see only on 5. oakland mayor libby schaaf got down to business on her first full day on the job. joe vazquez shows us how she hit the streets with police and the is already working overtime. >> i am full of hope an inspiration. reporter: on her first day on the job oakland mayor libby
schaaf is on a marathon ride- along. >> this is the most weird patrol officer on the entire police force in oakland. >> reporter: since 6 a.m. she spent her day with the police and staff. >> i really want the men and women of the city of oakland and particularly the police department to know that i support them. >> reporter: most importantly she says, listening. >> i said i support you. i have high expectations of you. but i also want to hear from you because you are the people on the front lines. i want to hear from you about how you think this city can be safer, how you think we can improve community police relations. >> she will get an up-close and personal look at it. >> sometimes you know, something happens and call police but they don't come. >> reporter: are you skeptical? you had a lot of mayors say a lot of things through the years. >> we have to see after a couple of months what's going on. none of them backed up what
they was saying, all talk but no action. >> reporter: while some police officers and citizens say the mayor made a strong impression on her first day, some say they will withhold judgment until the violent crime and rowdy protests put her to the test. in oakland, joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> it looked like an auto repair shop from the outside. but what was inside this industrial building in vallejo is a different story. huge flames and billowing smoke shot from the roof of the former auto shop. firefighters used power saws to cut through the rollup door, the front of the garage, to get at the fire. and they were surprised at what they found inside. >> once they entered, they searched the area they determined no one was in there. all was clear. they discovered a grow house. >> dozens of pot plants were inside the garage. the street value is not estimated yet. no one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation. it's construction time for
the high-speed rail in california. the governor helped break ground as the state officially began building the system planned to run between san francisco and l.a. the first section will run 29 miles between fresno and madera. kpix 5's allen martin reports it will be years before the whole system is up and running. reporter: to hear jerry brown talk about it, high-speed rail was very much his wife's idea. >> but also, my wife ann, who used to be a republican, and -- [ laughter ] >> -- when she said no, you got to take this money and you got to build, the fact that she was a republican gave me a lot of confidence. >> a project that promises to connect northern, central and southern california together like never before. >> reporter: high-speed rail has been on jerry brown's radar since he was first elected governor in the mid-70s. now his age is the mid-70s. and he is more determined than ever to see california become the first state in the country to have bullet trains even though the completion date is
15 years down the road. >> 2030 -- 2030. you may think that's around the corner. but i'll be 92 in 2030. so i'm working out, pumping iron. i'm eating vegetables. i want to be around. >> reporter: who will be around? future taxpayers and a couple of hand picked ones were in fresno. >> we are supporting high-speed rail because we want more choices particularly sustainable choices. >> reporter: the choices are proving costly. in 2008, voters approved $9 billion in bonds for the project. the state legislature kicked in a billion per year more and the federal government made promises. but with republicans now in charge of both the u.s. senate and house, federal dollars are questionable. critics say at best high-speed rail is only about half funded. but the governor? not worried. >> because i wasn't quite sure where the hell are we going to get the rest of the money? but don't worry about it. [ laughter ] >> we're gonna get it. >> reporter: allen martin, kpix
5. >> let's hope so. construction on the 29-mile stretch between fresno, madera, actually began last june. the current price for the project $68 billion. the first large part of the missing airasia plane has been found in the java sea. searchers managed to get a picture of the tail section of the plane. it was discovered by divers in unmanned water vehicle. the black boxes are located in the tail. so far 40 bodies have been recovered from the water. the plane carried 162 people, many expected to be found when the fuselage is searched. the house of representatives blocked a rule that would keep the social security program afloat. if nothing is done, the program will collect enough taxes to pay only 81% of benefits. the fund is projected to run dry by late 2016. in the past, congress has redirected payroll taxes from social security's much larger
retirement fund. 4:37. most of the country is in a deep freeze. >> we had three established brand-new records and today i believe the warmth will be more widespread and more records will be established locally. out the door this morning, you have a number of variety of temperatures. let's take a peek right now into the 30s, 40s and 50s. 30s east of the bay. 40s south of the bay. 50 degrees currently along the peninsula and upstream across the northern portion of the bay area it's 39 in novato and san rafael. 36 santa rosa. we are seeing some patchy areas of fog. it's the 6th day of a "spare the air" day. tomorrow we'll see some improvement because of increase in the wind. but today a hazy day with
sunshine. 60s on the peninsula. 64 san rafael. high 60s tri-valley. off to we have an area of low pressure albeit precipitation- free. it's going to skim across the bay area and shift our winds and increase them. we'll see a few increasing clouds through friday. and seasonal temperatures over the weekend. a look at your morning traffic, here's elizabeth. i want to go to pacifica. we are hearing about a fatal crash, unfortunately, that has shut down a portion of skyline so the crash was reported at skyline boulevard and king drive. they are doing some traffic control in that area. and highway 35 is closed between manor and king. the accident was reported about an hour ago. so again, that's the area you want to avoid for now. in the meantime, it's just your overnight roadwork around the rest of the bay area. this morning it's southbound 880 hegenberger to 98th so between oklahoma and san leandro. near the oakland coliseum, though, things still look great. at the bay bridge, that roadwork from the center anchorage to harrison i have a
feeling it may wrap up early. in the meantime barely a delay at the toll plaza. all is very clear at the golden gate bridge. i know they are gearing up for the big closure this weekend. it is closed saturday, sunday and scheduled to re-open early monday morning. so again, find those detours and out in the east bay once again the roadwork continues on the eastshore freeway westbound buchanan to powell. several left lanes blocked. that is "kcbs traffic." frank and michelle, back to you guys. >> elizabeth, thank you. police are on the lookout for a thief dubbed the botox bandit. as andria borba reports, the man allegedly skipped out on thousands of dollars in medical procedures. reporter: you've heard of dining and dashing. well, it's time to meet the botox bandied. he walked into dr. larry fan's office, got pretty and walked out. >> it's customary for him to sort of, um, essentially check out and pay for these services and instead of doing that, he, you know, pretended to be talking on his phone and then, you know, said i'll be right
back and stepped out and left. >> reporter: these weren't cheap procedures. the botox ingestible fillers and laser peel came to $5,000. dr. phan says the man gave a fake name and was cagey from the word go. >> he wanted to provide as little information as he could. he was hesitant to provide a phone number and an email address. >> reporter: it was only after security cameras captured the smooth faced criminal walking out the door did dr. fan realize he had heard of this cosmetic crime spree before in an email from the makers of botox. the email was dated april 2014. >> there was a description of probably the exact same person, tall muscular man who wanted the exact same things so botox, fillers and a laser treatment. >> reporter: dr. fan thinks it will be a while before the suspect is on the receiving end of the needle again. >> these types of treatments are commonly done, you know, once a year approximately and so this is probably the time it
was due. and so you know, come the end of the year or the start of next year, you know, really i'll be on the watch out for him. >> reporter: dr. fan calls the suspect is the best looking thief in town. >> i will say, you know, he actually -- [ laughter ] >> he had a nice result after the treatment. >> reporter: andria borba, kpix 5. time now 4:42. a bay area levee breached on purpose why the water is flowing for the first time in more than a century. >> and what is cool about your school? email your nominations to email@example.com. we may come and feature your school on the show. we'll be right back.
and threatened in the past for publishing caricatures of the prophet mohammad. levees flooded hundreds of acres but this was not a disaster. kpix 5's don ford and the massive restoration project. >> reporter: what man took away over 100 years ago to protect farming in secretaries he gave back to mother nature. >> turning back the clock to a time when this was a huge estuary. >> reporter: hundreds came to watch the dramatic levee breach. flowing in, right? the. >> yeah. >> reporter: yeah. saltwater pouring into the old oat and hayfields, one of the largest restoration projects in the bay area. >> we are actually going to provide habitat for endangered
species like the saltmarsh fish. >> reporter: unlike other habitat areas where the public is banned, they are welcomed to check it out. there's a state-of-the-art kayak launching dock, public pier for fishing and miles of trails for birdwatching. just add water. >> shove that to your left, craig. >> this is nature doing what it does best. >> reporter: getting back to its normal routine. >> exactly. we just helped it along the way. >> reporter: a key piece of the project was rebuilding a three- mile section of highway 37 so the newmar, would not flood the road during storms. today the only thing flooding was the old farm and the water came roaring in. jersey even with the break, this big, it could still take two or three days for all this water to equalize out. in solano county, don ford, kpix 5. >> and as don said, once the project is complete, it will be open to the public to explore
on foot, bicycle or even kayak. looks like californians are doing a bit better at conserving water. a new state report shows that we cut our overall usage by nearly 10% in november compared to a year earlier. but that's still just half of the 20% cut the governor wants. despite recent rains, 94% of the state is still in severe drought. >> no rain on the horizon. i love seeing those pictures. my cousin visited me in december. she said your neighbor needs to step it up, look at that lawn. in southern california they still don't get the message. >> because they use all our water and we want more water in our picture and i don't see any rain here until perhaps next thursday. good morning, everybody. stepping out, it is dry but we have some areas of fog being record now in santa rosa where currently it's 36 degrees. also in the 30s in concord and
in throughout the tri-valley. it's in the 40s bayside in oakland, alameda and el cerrito. good morning in san francisco at 51 degrees. the winds are calm everywhere. this is what you can expect today. it's going to stay dry for the next 7 days. we have a chance of precipitation. computer models, the medium range models are suggesting rain showers returning by thursday. temperatures begin to cool down this thursday as in tomorrow t then we have chilly but not a frosty night slated. we were hoping to see precipitation to bring us cloud cover tomorrow. what's notable about this is we will have a shift in our wind due to this area of low pressure and that promises to bring us some much-needed and cleaner air. until then, this is a huge dome of high pressure over the state of california. it's bringing us record warmth. 80 degrees yesterday in santa cruz. 80 in the monterey bay area.
today we're talking about the warmest day we will be in the 60s and record highs in the low 70s in san jose and in gilroy. 60s in the state of california. 57 degrees that springtime skiing in the high sierra upper 60s in monterey. temperatures in the 60s 72 degrees 70s through morgan hill and gilroy. extended forecast shows cooler cleaner air on thursday, friday. seasonal through tuesday. a look at the roadways, here's elizabeth. >> thanks, roberta. we're going right out to pacifica the scene of a fatal overnight crash. it was first reported as a car fire shortly before 4:00 this morning. they have shut down a portion of skyline boulevard. if you plan to hit the road in that area skyline is shut down between king and manor. and again, still no word when they will be able to re-open
lanes. they are going to begin traffic control in the area. 880, they have cleared the overnight roadwork now between hegenberger and 98th so it should be okay near the oakland coliseum and airport. otherwise there was overnight roadwork in livermore, greenville to airway. but all that was picked up by about 4 a.m. so everything looks great right now heading to the dublin interchange. more roadwork to tell you about this time in the east bay, buchanan to powell left lanes blocked scheduled until 5:00. all clear through the carquinez bridge. northbound road treat to monument no problems towards pleasant hill and concord. looks great between lafayette and orinda. mass transit is on time. good to go so far this morning. bart systemwide no delay. golden gate ferries, caltrain and ace train number one leaving the central valley problem-free.
if you have any questions about your morning right, remember kcbs, our radio partner, when you hit the roads at 106.9 fm or 740-am. that's the latest from here. back to you guys. >> thank you. 4:51. a series of earthquakes have struck in northern texas in the last day. the strongest was magnitude 3.6 last night. the quakes are centered in the dallas suburb of irving. there have been no reports though of major damage or injuries. time now 4:51. father and son are lost in the wilderness. and the only clue is this facebook photo. how this social media post saved their lives.
they are installing that new movable median barrier. so it means a full closure of the span. we'll show you some good alternates to get around that plus a check confiyour "kcbs traffic," it is all coming up. a father and his son were hiking a remote trail in the bay area when everything went wrong. they called 911 and then they lost cell service. anjali hemphill on how facebook came to the rescue. >> received a 911 advising he was rapelling with his father, the father hit his head with a wound. >> reporter: dispatchers got the call from young jake but it cut off before he could tell them where his father fell. the only clue they had was where the call connected with a cell phone tower near vacaville more than 30 miles away from where jake and his dad ryan pritchard were actually hijacking along the blue ridge loop trail near lake berryessa. dispatchers were hitting a deadened and time was of the essence when a trainee who has
only been on the job for three weeks tried to help. >> i plugged the name into google and his linkedin account came in. so i was able to get a picture and know that he was from sacramento. >> reporter: using his name and image martinez made a match on facebook. >> i scrolled down and the very first post was a picture of his two sons and behind them was the lake, lake berryessa and it us is said hiking the blue ridge trail today. >> post shows they are possibly rapelling at blue ridge loop trail. we are routing fire that direction. >> as soon as we saw that picture it made sense. >> reporter: help arrived and airlifted them out of the canyon just before sunset. a close call for an injured hiker saved by social media. >> it made a definite difference, i believe, in the outcome of the call. >> reporter: in vacaville, anjali hemphill, kpix 5. >> the family says ryan pritchard has several fractured bones, head injury and a broken jaw. his son jake was not hurt. but it's amazing that she was able to take that extra step
just to find him on facebook. >> we hear a lot of bad things about social media but man, there's a lot of good, too. told them where he was and doing okay. incredible. this is neat. a time capsule from 1795 was opened in boston yesterday. >> officials found old coins, documents, newspapers, and a metal plate that was owned by paul revere of all people. the original capsule was made of cowhide but 60 years after it was buried it was accidentally dug up and then moved into a copper box. museum curators say it was tough to finally open that box up, too. >> actually took a good half day to loosen the screws on the top. and then there was lead solder around the outside of the box. edges were sealed. >> but they got it open. it's believed the time capsule was made by samuel adams and paul revere. wow. >> i know. isn't that amazing?
>> cool. it is 4:56. we have the latest on a breaking story right now in paris, france. >> deadly attack as gunmen storm the offices of a newspaper in paris. >> traveling from the north bay south will become complicated this weekend but it's all in the name of safety. we'll take a look at the big project for the iconic golden gate bridge coming up.
i wasn't quite sure where the hell we were going to get the rest of the money, but don't worry about it. >> construction on california's high-speed rail system under way after two years of delay. a groundbreaking ceremony held yesterday at fresno. if everything goes as planned it should be finished by 2029. >> everybody is feeling the brunt of the coldest air we have seen since last winter. >> a fierce winter storm system grips much of the nation. classes are canceled in chicago where temperatures may not get above 0. >> there will be some pitched
battles. >> the new republican- controlled congress is already heading for a showdown with president obama. gop leaders say one of the first issues up for a vote will be the long delayed keystone xl oil pipeline. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." linda macdonald is captioning for you in real time. >> he scores!! good morning, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00 on your wednesday. we are going to get you out the door with a little traffic and weather and another calm day around the bay area as we wait for rain. and we're waiting. >> we are waiting. we will have to wait until next thursday because as of right now we are going to see another near or warm day. it is the sixth "spare the air" day. we'll have hazy sunshine and with it temperatures soaring into the 60s and low 70s towards the santa