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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 clara valley.
that full seven-day forecast is still straight ahead. >> and back out to pacifica, the scene of this fatal accident that's been going on now more than an hour. skyline boulevard is shut down between king and manor. the accident happened right around 3:55 this morning. still no estimates time when they are going to re-open that stretch. otherwise, bay bridge relatively quiet for this time of the morning. a few slight delays in the cash lanes you can see there. but you have your fastrak palace. you shouldn't have any issues. checking the east bay, now that it's 5:00 a lot of the overnight roadwork is cleared including on the eastshore freeway, 680 in walnut creek or you can always ride mass transit and everything is off to a great start there, no major problems for bart at all. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. we are following breaking news from france. 12 people are dead after gunmen shot their way through the offices of a satirical newspaper in paris today. the gunmen have not been captured. and we have this video from the scene from a french tv station. the weekly paper has been
threatened in the past for publishing caricatures of the prophet mohammad. french government leaders are planning an emergency meeting about this attack. a man was shot at the bay fair bart station in san leandro last night. the shooting happened in the parking lot outside the station shortly after 10:00. officers say the victim was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition. california's high-speed rail system is now being built in the san joaquin valley. governor brown among those in fresno for yesterday's groundbreaking ceremony. first segment of the project will run 29 miles between fresno and madera but plans are larger than that. it will run between the bay area and l.a. and then to sacramento and san diego. current price tag is $68 billion. >> not that expensive. we can afford it. and, in fact, we cannot not afford it as we look at building a future that really works. >> there were a few protestors
at yesterday's groundbreaking, shouting "show me the money." the future of federal financing is in request as republicans are in control of congress. there won't be any cars crossing the golden gate bridge this weekend. the bridge is being closed for a safety upgrade. kpix 5's anne makovec is there to explain the project to install a median barrier. anne. >> reporter: this is going to be a huge change from the way they have been doing things here on the bridge for decades having crews move plastic pylons to accommodate commute traffic, this new fix unstalled this weekend is going to be a lot more sturdy. and once the project is finished, this is how the new barrier will be moved each day with a zipper truck. it's designed to creep down the middle of the roadway sliding each hinged piece of the barrier which is made of concrete over one lane like a zipper. it's all designed to prevent head-on collisions on the bridge. >> it's possible to have very,
very serious tragic head-on collisions. >> reporter: that will be changed with this new fix. the lanes will be smaller though, about 10 feet each. so drivers are being urged to go slowly until everybody gets used to the new median. this is a 52-hour closure set to start on friday night at midnight. we have a lot of options about ways to get around in the meantime. you can find them on kpix.com. live near the golden gate bridge, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> thank you. 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 place force. >> we face severe shortages in police staffing and make no mistake, we'll compensate our police officers well and fairly for the critically important work and we will rebuild
america's finest police department p [ applause ] san jose's police officers association which supported dave cortese in the mayoral election remain skeptical though. >> you know, we heard that all through the campaign trail that was going to make the police a priority. unfortunately we haven't seen actions that reflect that. >> there's been mass exodus of officers from the city's police department as a result of recent pension reforms. meanwhile outside the center for performing arts, former residents of the homeless encampment known as the jungle gathered in protest. they rallied against the city's recent closure of the encampment. they carried signs with messages like don't tell me i am not a vehicle and we are tired of moving on. in the next half-hour kiet do will report on a new encampment in san jose. mayor libby schaaf hit the streets and is already working overtime. joe vazquez reports. >> i am just full of hope and
inspiration. reporter: on her first day on the job, oakland mayor libby schaaf is on a marathon ride- along. >> this is the most great patrol officer on the entire police force in oakland. >> reporter: since 6 a.m. she spent her day talking with and observing police officers and staff. >> i really want the men and women in the city of oakland and particularly the police department to know that i support them. >> reporter: and most importantly she says listening. >> i support you, i have high expectations of you but i want to hear from you, 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. >> well, she will know firsthand what's going on. she will get a up close and personal kind of look at that time. >> something happened here i call police and police not coming. >> 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. a lot of mayor say a lot of things. none of them backed up what they saying, you know, all talk but no action. >> reporter: some police officers and citizens said the mayor made a strong impression on her day. some will withhold judgment until the violent crime and protests put her to the test. in oakland, joe vazquez, kpix 5. this morning, fire investigators are looking into the cause of fire at a former auto shop in vallejo. firefighters using power saws to cut through the rollup door, the front of the garage, what they found inside though was a little unexpected. >> once they entered, they searched the area. they determined that there was no one in there. we got an all-clear. they also discovered a grow house. >> they did. there were dozens of pot plants inside the garage. no one was injured in the fire. 5:07. still to come this morning, a major development in the search for that doomed passenger plane
in the java sea. >> also ahead, why a janitor is getting credit for averting a potentially nasty mess at a bay area school. >> six straight days of "spare the air" and the second day of record warmth. >> the commute is beginning out of tracy into the altamont pass. we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. ask a question or share a gripe by emailing email@example.com. or tweet me at #ewengerkpix and watch to see if your question gets answered on air. we'll be right back. p time is 5--
there's a good chance the flight good morning. welcome back to kpix 5 morning news." waking up to your wednesday january. th. that's what it looks like at the bay bridge this morning. and this is what you can expect temperature-wise. we'll have near and record warmth from the 60s to the low 70s. your full forecast is still coming up. thanks, roberta. there's a good chance the flight data recorders from that airasia plane in the java sea will be recovered very soon. searchers found the tail section of the plane and have taken pictures of it. the black boxes are located in
the tail of the plane. there were 162 people on board when it crashed in the ocean. 40 people have been recovered. many others are expected to be found in the fuselage. 5:12 right now. let's check our roads with elizabeth. >> and overall we are doing okay but we still have this major issue going on in pacifica affecting skyline boulevard. the stretch is close the because of a fatal accident. drivers around there forced to find detours. police are out there directing traffic around. skyline boulevard is closed between king and manor. the accident was reported shortly before 4 a.m. so with the exception of that, everything else is really quiet. we haven't seen any new incidents pop up since then. this is 880 in oakland where they cleared the overnight roadwork ahead of schedule. and earlier just about 10 minutes ago we saw some delays building in the cash lanes of the bay bridge toll plaza. it looks like all those have cleared out. and now they cleared the roadwork between the center anchorage and harrison. so yeah, very quiet.
this is the time to go if you have to get into san francisco via the bay bridge. no metering lights. golden gate bridge traffic everything looks fine now. you may have heard anne makovec a little bit ago mentioning the golden gate bridge closure midnight friday night until early monday morning. so yeah, folks in marin county, richmond/san rafael bridge, bay bridge, those are going to be your best alternates or ride golden gate transit. the buses and the ferries will both be operating. in the meantime let's get out the door right now heading to sfo. this is what it looks like at 101, 280. everything is really clear right now coming into and out of the san bruno area all the way down into san mateo. no delay. highway 4 we have a few brake lights now. the commute has begun as you approach "a" street. 24 miles per hour. once you get through the roadwork there in antioch, everything is clear in pittsburg-bay point and concord. mass transit is on time. that's your latest traffic. roberta, there's some stagnant air going on. >> lots of haze, good morning,
everybody. this will be the sixth consecutive day of a "spare the air" day and the 11th of this winter season. out the door, you can't see so much of the haze. we have clear skies but what you can see is in santa rosa some patchy fog at 34 degrees. it is in the upper 30s throughout the tri-valley up in concord. oakland is in the 40s, and san francisco now 51 where the winds are calm. we need a good wind to clear out the atmosphere. we're not going to see that until about tomorrow and that's when we'll begin to see a cooldown, as well. no rain in the offing until next thursday. we are under the influence of this huge dome of high pressure. it is going to continue to strengthen and allow to us warm up additionally today for the warmest day of the workweek. 60s approaching 60 in throughout the central valley today approaching 70 in monterey where yesterday a tieing record event of 75 degrees. it will be 57 degrees in the greater lake tahoe area and here is your tahoe report. machine groom at heavenly and if you are heading there, lucky
you, meanwhile northstar reporting lots of packed powder, as well. no new snow and no snow in the forecast in the squaw valley area until next thursday. go ahead, squaw peak, it's open and ready for lots of fun! back at home, temperatures today into the 60s and the 70s. expecting a record event in san jose at 72 degrees. here is your extended forecast. we begin to cloud up on thursday through the weekend with seasonal highs returning right here to the bay area. frank and michelle? >> all right. thank you. well, we're nice and warm here this morning, though. another round of freezing arctic air covering the midwest and we'll head now to the east coast. the high in minneapolis today is expected to be minus 1. can you imagine that? brian webb is in new york with more on the winter weather. reporter: schoolkids in and around chicago are getting a day off thanks to old man winter. chicago public schools and 125 other nearby districts are closed today because of a
dangerous drop in temperatures. forecasters say it will be minus 6 when students would have been waiting for the school bus. chicago's mayor says canceling classes was a matter of safety. >> kind of north stars that guide us helping safety of the children around enough parents to make need add justments. >> the first winter blast to the new year is forcing much of the midwest and northeast into survival mode. in chicago, the temperature may not reach 0 on wednesday with wind chills dropping to 30 below zero. the really cold air the core of it coming down as we head through wednesday across the midwest down to the deep south, there's another one lined up behind it for the end of the week friday into saturday, more arctic air coming on down. >> reporter: some bundled up commuters have already had enough of braving the bitter cold. >> tomorrow i'm going to take the car to work. so i won't freeze waiting for the bus to get the train. >> reporter: with wind gusts expected at 40 miles an hour in some places and more black ice expected on the roads, emergency officials are asking
drivers to stay at home and only travel if necessary. brian webb for cbs news, new york. 974 flights in the u.s. were canceled because of the cold and snow yesterday. today more delays and cancellations are expected. 5:17 now. they spotted water gushing towards this school. how the quick thinking solution by this bay area janitor averted a mess coming up. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, which bay area player got into the hall of fame yesterday? was it barry bonds, the all- time home run king or the livermore native randy johnson? the votes are in, the results straight ahead. and what's cool about your school? email your nominations to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. we may come and feature your school on the show. jill schlesinger reports how t aging baby boomer population is providing new opportunities for in this morning's jobs report jill schlesinger reports how the aging baby boomer population is providing some new opportunities now for jobs. reporter: the healthy pace of economic expansion means
more jobs in specific industries. the economy is expected to grow on average by 3.3% every year for the next five years, an improvement from the 2% annualized growth during the recovery. but some sectors are poised to advance far more than the average due to demographics. according to the census bureau, 14.2% of the total population in san francisco county was over the age of 65 as of 2013. and that number is expected to grow. as they age, these baby boomers will require more frequent and specialized medical care. the bureau of labor statistics projects that the home healthcare service industry is likely to see the strongest growth, 4.8%, of any industry by 2022. individual and family services and outpatient lab and ambulatory care services will also grow by 4.4 and 3.8%, respectively. when considering where to apply
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after a group of masked men stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper there and opened fire. this is a live look at the scene. the newspaper has been attacked and threatened in the past for publishing caricatures of the prophet mohammad. a full report coming up in just a few minutes. good morning, morning. it has been a dramatic couple nights for the san jose sharks. two nights ago they beat winnipeg on a goal with four seconds left. last night they went to overtime in minnesota. it wasn't just the players that were bloodied and bruised in st. paul. third period tied at 2 tommy wengle's shot deflected and he got the rebound. san jose led 3-2 after trailing 2-0 early. later in the period the wild coyle to zucker who scored pass stalock and we are going to overtime. mark edward vlasek past kemper to win it for th sharks.
the "pickle" scored again. sharks 4-3. randy johnson won 303 games. he received 97.3% of the hall of fame vote 8th highest total in the history of the hall of fame. randy johnson joinedded in coopers found by pitchers pedro martinez, john smoltz and craig biggio. some notables who didn't make the cut, mike piazza 5% shy, maybe next year. roger clemens and barry bonds, both below 40%. and former giants second baseman jeff kent came in with 14%. mark mcgwire is not on the list not even on the radar, not going to the hall of fame anytime soon. the raiders interim coach will interview today to see if he can take that interim label off. i'm dennis o'donnell, have a great day. play of the day a shocker for the san antonio spurs. they were just about to beat
the pistons but an inbounds pass was turned over with 8 seconds left. detroit on offense, there goes the bucket at the buzzer by brandon jennings and that's your ballgame. the pistons got their sixth win in a row and even better, our play of the day. there you go. well, it took 20 years but o.j. simpson's heisman trophy has finally been found. los angeles police haven't said where they recovered it. it was stolen from usc's athletic department in a 1994 burglary. police say the trophy was the duplicate given to the school of the winning player and not the one given to simpson in 1968. classes are back in session for a middle school in san carlos. a water main break 40 feet in the air monday night, a quick- thinking custodian saved the tierra linda middle school from flooding. he grabbed sandbags left over from the december storms and
diverted the water. and if it wasn't for him a wing of the classroom and office all would have been flooded. >> i was just doing my job. i have been here -- school is like my house. i do it best i can to protect, you know, the school and make sure, you know, the kids come back to school and enjoy it and also, you know, that that's my job, too. >> thanks to him, the kids are in school again. crews cleaned up the mess and repaired the broken main in one day. it's 5:25. a peculiar crime in san francisco coming up. accusations against a man being labeled the botox bandit. >> what was discovered in a newly opened time capsule in boston from the 18th century. >> and it has been a month since one of the largest homeless encampments in the country was shut down in san jose and another large one has popped up. we'll take you on a tour.
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just a couple of days until the golden gate bridge closure. coming up... the unique equipment that will be used, on the big orange landmark. just a couple of days until the golden gate bridge closures. coming up the unique equipment that will be used on the big orange landmark. >> and the so-called jungle is shut down at san jose but we are going to show you where a new homeless encampment has sprung up now in its place. >> for the second straight day we have near or record warm temperatures. i'll pinpoint those locations. >> one of your slowest commutes now is the drive out of the altamont pass to at least north livermore avenue and then it loosens up after that. a full look at your travel times, they're coming up. good morning, it's wednesday, january 7. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30. we have breaking news from paris where more than 10 people are dead after an attack on a
satirical newspaper there. the president of france says it was a terrorist attack. details now from brian webb. reporter: emergency medical crews carried survivors out of the offices of a satirical magazine in paris after masked gunmen came in, opened fire then fled the scene. authorities say 11 people are dead including two police officers and 10 wounded, four of them critically. the french president said we are looking for the perpetrators of this crime, france today is in shock in front of the terrorist akta . witnesses say at least two black hooded men stormed the charlie hebdo "w" magazine office building with automatic weapons. after the attack the gunmen fled, sped off in a car. authorities say their whereabouts are unknown. the offices of charlie hebdeaux were firebombed in 2011 after it printed an image of the
prophet mohammad. many muslims considered that a great insult to islam. the french president says several terrorist attacks were thwarted in recent weeks. he says the government is raising france's security level to the highest notch. brian webb for cbs news. >> since brian filed that report a 12th victim has died. government officials are holding an emergency meeting and the french president will hold a televised address tonight. traffic is moving across the golden gate bridge right now but this weekend there will be no cars on the bridge. kpix 5's anne makovec is there with a look at the project that will have the bridge closed for 52 hours. >> reporter: that will disrupt traffic this weekend. bridge officials have been trying to get the word out through media. they are hoping drivers have heard about it because it goes into effect on friday at midnight. now, once this project is
finished, this is how the new barrier will be moved each day with a zipper truck. it's designed to creep down the middle of the roadway sliding each concrete hinged piece of the barrier over one lane just like a zipper. it's all designed to prevent head-on collisions on the bridge and replace the flimsy old lane division. >> except instead of guys in the truck plugging and pulling tubes, the change will be made by these two large barrier transfer machines. >> reporter: eventually the labors will be smaller. they are only -- the lanes will be smaller. they are only about 10 feet wide so there's not a lot of room. drivers are warned to go slowly until they get used to the new median. as far as getting around during the 52-hour closure this weekend, we have a lot of options for you right now on our website, kpix.com. live near the golden gate bridge, anne makovec kpix 5. sam liccardo was sworn in as the 65th mayor of san jose last night.
he and four new city council members took the oath of office during a ceremony at the center for performing arts. mayor liccardo addressed the city's key issues including the dwindling police force. >> we face severe shortages in police staffing. 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. >> the san jose police officers association is skeptical. >> we heard that all through the campaign trail that he was going to make police a priority but there have been no actions that reflect that. >> there's been a mass exodus of officers from the city's police department as a result of recent pension reforms. a group of homeless protestors had a message for the new mayor. many once lived at the large jungle encampment the city just shut down. they carried signs with
messaged like don't tow me, i'm not a vehicle, and we are tired of moving on. some of them have found a new home. kiet do discovered a new homeless encampment in a story you'll see only on 5. reporter: you could call it the jungle version 1.5. silicon valley's fastest growing homeless encampment sits along the railroad tracks near downtown and has grown to about 30 tents. the property owner union pacific railroad had no idea it had gotten this big until we called. >> this incident that occurred here kind of caught us off guard. >> reporter: it's been nearly a month since san jose shut down the jungle one of the largest homeless encampments in the country. in the weeks after the closure, we followed some of the die- hards to scattered throughout the city at a walmart on story road, across from a strip mall in little saigon even sleeping on the porches of vacant homes. as for the new railroad camp, union pacific is surveying the
site. for now it's a collection of tarps, pallets and garbage. not quite the jungle 2.0, but it's getting there. >> in order to get to your facility, having to maybe cross the tracks or wandering on the tracks, either way it's something that from a safety standpoint concerns us to where we will do something. >> reporter: for abc recycling next door, the railroad camp has been a huge pain. every week the business itself pays to haul away piles of garbage. nighttime fires mean they must hire a security guard to make sure drifting embers don't spark a blaze in their containers. and when charities come to feed the homeless they bring in tables and chairs, blocking abc's gates and driving customers away. an employee said it's costing them more than $5,000 a month. >> i totally understand about they need a place to stay and hardship, but it's hurting our business. >> reporter: we are back here live at the rear entrance of the homeless encampment.
this is at the end of leo avenue a popular place for squatters to pile their garbage chest deep. they park their cars here and then walk through a hole that's cut in the fence. and then is how they got into the property. so there is a long-term plan in place now. it is seeking approval at the county and city government levels. it is broad. there are a lot of stakeholders and they are trying to attack this problem from different angles. at least down here in the south bay, you get the sense that there has not been this kind of motivation, this kind of focus, to solve homeless in quite some time. back to you. >> it's a tough situation, kiet. how about union pacific? what's their plan to clean up the encampment? >> reporter: so they had a couple of crew members coming out here earlier this week. they are going to take a wait- and-see approach right now. they do not have any kind of specifics. if they ask the recycling folks here, they want a tamper resistant tall fence to keep people out. live in san jose, kiet do, kpix
5. 5:36 right now. let's check the warm weather. >> yes. record warmth anticipated again today. would you believe it was 57 in monterey yesterday? >> lovely. >> great day for golf, i would imagine. >> yes. >> great day for anything. >> i thought it was great and you didn't like it. >> well, okay. no. it's a good day but it's a better day when we have some rain which is in the forecast in the next week so we can all be happy about that, as well. good morning, everybody. we have clear skies out the door. east bay in the 30s. close to the bay in the 40s. 50 san francisco. 30s and for instance across the northern portion of the bay area. we'll see better air quality tomorrow as the winds begin to pick up. today is the sixth straight "spare the air" day. right now gusty winds at the golden gate bridge. otherwise winds are flat. temperatures in the 60s and low 70s today. we do expect a record high temperature in san jose back in
through gilroy. the extended forecast calls for more seasonal conditions and we begin to increase our cloud cover thursday all the way through tuesday. a look at your morning drive, here's elizabeth. enjoy all this sunshine. all right, thank you, roberta. out the door i'll show you some of your slowest spots right now. commute is beginning to pick up. we're past 5:30 so the commute is definitely beginning in antioch. 17 miles per hour. the good news is once you get out of antioch, everything is fine, pittsburg-bay point, concord, all the sensors turned back to green and competing for that slowest drive time, livermore valley westbound 580 on that approach to vasco, it's really a bottleneck right there all the way to about north livermore. it's kind of sluggish. and then it clears out a little bit and then slow again from hopyard to the dublin interchange which you're looking at live there. so we put up a drive time about 25 minutes from the altamont pass and 680, which is typical for weekday traffic at this time of the morning. silicon valley commute off to a great start at 880/237. that is millipedes. but it should be a quick ride -- milpitas but it should be a
quick ride to sunnyvale. richmond/san rafael bridge approach moving fine out of the east bay into marin county. and bart is also on time. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." frank and michelle, back to you guys. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. oakland mayor libby schaaf waste the no time getting down to the business of crime prevention on her first day of the job. she was patrolling the streets yesterday with oakland police. she reached out to people by talking and observing and most who came in contact with the mayor say it's a good first step. but for now they are taking a wait-and-see attitude on crime prevention. time now 5:39. it's an unusual case of theft. coming up, how a man is accused of stealing plastic surgery. >> also ahead what was discovered inside a time capsule that dates back to the early years of the united states. great story coming up.
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higher today ... and that usually means good news for wall street jill wagner... of cbs moneywatch dot-com. we'll see if investors will f! this is the wor hose global markets close higher today and that usually -- most global markets close higher today and that usually means good news for the money markets. jill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us. >> reporter: we'll see if investors can stop the sell- off. this has been the worst start to a year for the markets since the great recession. dow down 130 points yesterday. that comes after monday's 330 point drop. the nasdaq fell 59 points. so what's behind this? mostly it's the falling price of crude oil. energy companies like exxonmobil and chevron have taken a hit. there is a silver lining to all this. low gas prices. a gallon of regular could average $2.64 this year which is well below 2014's average of $3.334 according to gasbuddy.com. tech companies have
promised to diversify their workforce and now intel will spend $300 million on engineering scholarships at historically black schools and also increase the number of women, blacks and hispanics as employees by 14%. frank and michelle? >> jill, frank and i are surprised by this but many americans are not taking a break no vacations. what's going on? >> that's a head scratcher. >> reporter: it is pretty shocking. nearly half of americans did not take even one vacation day last year. that's according to a new survey by a travel firm. it found that many full-time workers get at least two weeks vacation but only 13% could actually afford to take all of their days. men though are more likely than women to use vacation time which i thought was interesting. >> frank and michelle. i don't think i have ever missed a vacation day. >> me either. >> you earn them, use them. >> you earn the vacation days, you need to use them. >> i think you have to use them
just for health reasons, my goodness. >> it should be a law i think. >> jill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. >> by the way, if you are not going to use some of your time, you can give it to me. >> no way, it's mine! [ laughter ] liz, you take all your time off, don't you? >> i don't know what people are thinking? we use all our time when we can have t outside, people are heading to work today, back-to- work commute has been happening in the past through three days. it's stacking up in the cash lanes beyond the first overcrossing at the bay bridge toll plaza. it doesn't take long within seconds. metering lights on suddenly we see the backups. at least once you got on the bridge, everything looks great into san francisco across the span. just got to get through the pay gates. we also have been watching this fatal accident shutting down part of skyline boulevard in pacifica closed both directions between king and manor. that accident happened a while ago shortly before 4:00 this morning. we still don't have all the
details about what happened or when they are going to be able to re-open the stretch but we'll let you know as soon as they do. in the meantime your other east bay drive times westbound 580 is probably your slowest spot. highway 4 is not looking great out of antioch either. but you can see 4 minutes from the altamont pass and 680. it clears out and slows from hopyard after 680. westbound 580 that is the commute right there all those headlights. golden gate bridge traffic looks golden. everything is great right now. we're all gearing up for the big golden gate bridge closure friday night into monday morning. richmond/san rafael bridge bay bridge or golden gate transit will be your best options for getting around. and a quick check along the peninsula 101 and 280 are both fine right now in san bruno near sfo. mass transit is also on time. two big thumbs up. and mass transit might be the way to go. it's another "spare the air" day. let's check with roberta and
your forecast. santa cruz tied the record at 78 degrees set back in 1911. clear skies toward the bay bridge. you want 30s, head to santa rosa with areas of patchy fog. 30s now in san jose. 30s in livermore and in concord. meanwhile we're in the 40s in oakland. and 51 degrees in san francisco. the winds are relatively calm but we have been picking up a bit of a sea breeze next to the golden gate bridge and because of the lack of a good wind today, it will be the 6th straight day of "spare the air" and the second straight day of near or record warm temperatures. now, what we all should expect is dry weather at least for the next seven full days. we will begin to see the cooldown beginning tomorrow. and overnight we don't anticipate any frost. but certainly some chilly temperatures. this is interesting. it's our futurecast. we have been monitoring an area of low pressure that's taking aim on the northern half of the state of california. there you see the increasing cloud cover for your thursday. but it's basically precipitation-free. it's void of any rainfall.
just cannot breakthrough that huge ridge of high pressure that continues to dominate and cover the state of california. today will be warm but we'll stay dry for seven more days. nearly 70 in fresno. 57 high sierra. nearly 70 in monterey bay. sun-up at 7:26. today's highs flirting with records at san jose 72 degrees, 70s in gilroy, monterey bay. 60s common across the bay everybody in the 60s approaching 70 in the tri- valley. our extended forecast we begin to cool it down and clean out the air quality on thursday. otherwise partly cloudy and stagnant each day all the way through tuesday. next shot of rain showers again here looks like about thursday. we continue to monitor those medium range models.
>> we want to keep you busy. >> i know. >> come on. we need some rain. >> monterey bay, yesterday, record high temperature. santa cruz, salinas and king city. >> wow. >> good day to be on the coast. >> no kidding. police are on the lookout for a man dubbed the botox bandit. as andria borba reports, the man allegedly skipped out with thousands of dollars in bills from a san francisco doctor. reporter: you've heard of dining and dashing. well, it's time to meet the botox bandit. 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. fan 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 the best looking thief in town. >> i will say, you know, he actually had a very nice result even right after the treatment.
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good morning. this is it a beautiful view of the golden gate bridge. temperatures will top off in the low and mid-60s. south of san francisco, 65 degrees toward san jose in the low 70s. >> a look at the south bay in san jose, northbound 101 just beginning to slow between alum rock and mckee but the rest of the south bay, 280, guadalupe parkway, looks great. your drive to work, "kcbs traffic," it's all coming up. california's high-speed rail system is now being built in san joaquin valley. governor brown was among the dignitaries in fresno for yesterday's groundbreaking ceremony. first segment of the project will run 29 miles between fresno and madera. but plans are much larger. it will run between the bay area and los angeles and eventually extend to sacramento and san diego.
the current price tag $68 billion. >> not that expensive. we can afford it. in fact, we can't "not "afford it as we look at building a future that really works. >> there were protestors at the groundbreaking shouting "show me the money." future federal financing is in question as republicans control congress. this morning fire investigators are looking into the cause of a fire at a former auto shop in vallejo. firefighters using power saws to cut through the rollup doors of the front of the garage. what they found inside, though, was a little unexpected. >> once they entered, they searched the area. they determined that there was no one in there. we got an all-clear. they also discovered a grow house. >> that's true. there were dozens of pot plants there they are inside the garage. nobody was injured during the fire. a time capsule from 1795 was opened in boston yesterday. >> yeah, kind of exciting. officials found old coins,
documents, newspapers, and a metal plate owned by paul revere. the original capsule was made out of cowhide and buried under the massachusetts statehouse on beacon hill but 60 years later it was accidentally dug up and then reburied in a copper box. >> it took a 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 and was discovered by the way while fixing a water leak at the statehouse. 5:55 your time. more than 10 people are dead after gunmen opened fire at the headquarters of a french magazine this morning. why france's president says this was likely a well coordinated terror attack, coming your way. >> reporter: traveling from the north bay south will be a little more complicated this weekend. but it's all in the name of safety. coming up, we'll take a closer
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january 7-th. i'm michelle griego. your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's wednesday, january 7. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 6:00 now. and we begin this morning with some breaking news from paris. at least 12 people are dead after a group of masked men armed with automatic weapons stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper magazine and opened fire. this is video from a french television station showing the scene shortly after the shooting. the newspaper has been attacked and threatened in the past for publishing caricatures of the prophet mohammad. >> this is the worst terrorist attack in europe since attacks in london in july of 2005.
we haven't lost this many people since that attack. the motive here is absolutely clear. trying to shut down a -- a media organization that lampoons the prophet mohammad. >> french president says the government is raising its security level to the highest now. he also said several terrorist attacks have been thwarted in recent weeks. new this morning, police are searching for suspects after a man was shot outside the bay fair bart station in san leandro last night. the shooting happened in the station's parking lot shortly after 10:00. officers say the victim was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition. there won't be any cars crossing the golden gate bridge over the weekend. the bridge is being closed for a big safety makeover so to speak. kpix 5's anne makovec is there to explain the project to install a median barrier on the bridge. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the bridge is going to be