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i would say, what, about half- hour? >> or so. >> it is thursday, january 22. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. good morning. 4:30 is your time. looks like it's foggy. >> we have some areas with fog but it's considerably less foggy around the widespread area. good morning, everyone. temperature-wise around the microclimate in the 30s and 40s. good morning, san rafael. checking in at 39 degrees. later today becoming sunny everywhere up to 67 degrees in oakland. we'll talk about the impending warming trend and the rain coming up. >> and as we saw with the golden gate bridge, traffic is still light at 4:30 this morning. fortunately, no hot spots or accidents to tell you about. we have some overnight roadwork, san mateo bridge they are doing some roadwork westbound this morning so it could slow you down between clawiter and foster city, at least a little later on, bay bridge roadwork wrapped up early so all good heading into
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san francisco. two pit bulls terrorized a san mateo neighborhood biting and attacking several people. the dogs escaped from their owners' backyard and bit at least one woman yesterday morning. they went after a landscaper, who used a leaf-blower to protect himself, then a police car. when the rampaging dogs headed to a school, an officer used a patrol car to stop them. >> he used his patrol vehicle and struck the two dogs. one was killed instantly. one of them actually was knocked to the ground, regained its balance, and then retreated to its residence. >> police say the owners are cooperating with the investigation. no word on whether the owners could face charges. a "right to die" bill is introduced at the state capital with support from a family of a bay area woman who moved out of state to end her life. brittany maynard made national headlines last year for choosing to end her life after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. she moved to oregon where she could take a lethal medication legally. now her family is joining lawmakers at the state capital
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who introduced the bill. >> brittany was a californian. we lived in this state. and she would have preferred to have been able to pass away peacefully in this state. >> religious groups have condemned aid in dying legislation and the california medical association says it conflicts with the doctor's role as a healer. >> financial and emotional pressures can also make people choose death when it's not really their choice. it's in a sense a phony sense of freedom. >> california's "right to die" bill is modeled after oregon's law. it would be limited to those with less than six months to live and require patients to take deadly medication themselves. a new kpix 5/surveyusa poll thinks most people in the bay area think californians should have the "right to die" on their own terms. 68% said yes. the law would allow doctors to
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prescribe the medications the dying person would use to kill himself. a growing measles outbreak is prompting health experts to urge people to get vaccinated if they aren't already. 66 people in 5 states have gotten sick including 59 in california. most had been to disney in anaheim or been in contact with someone who had. there were seven reported cases in the bay area. in san mateo, alameda and santa clara counties. >> this is a very contagious serious disease. you can develop ear infection, pneumonia, encephalitis and people can die from it. >> disney has announced five of its anaheim employees have been diagnosed with measles, although three have already recovered. most of the people infected during the outbreak were not vaccinated. 4:33. check of weather, happy to report that roberta didn't have a flat tire. >> i'm driving a little red jetta which has a lot of pickup. it's my rent a car. i like it.
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>> no speeding tickets this morning? >> bright and red, you have to watch it! no, no problems with speedy gonzalez this morning! hi,everybody! good morning. we have some pockets of fog right now santa rosa reporting visibility down to a quarter mile. hazy in oakland with some areas of fog, as well. otherwise you can see the stars. you can see the waxing crescent moon this morning in pleasanton at 40 degrees. upstream 46 in napa. 39 degrees in santa rosa. low 50s throughout mill valley. later today everybody is sunny and bright and northerly breeze rotating to the northeast up to about 15 miles per hour. numbers into the 60s. pacifica at 62 degrees. mid-60s in oakland, alameda, berkeley, gilroy at 67 degrees. i'm going with 71 degrees the outside number that is towards the morgan hill area, as well. and then we have the bona fide heat wave on friday with the building high pressure near or record warmth all the way through the weekend. hey, frank, check out sunday. mm-hm. >> okay!
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>> i figure if we are going to be sunny and bright, might as well go all the way. rain tuesday. elizabeth will talk more about that later. >> go big on sunday. all right, thank you, roberta. out the door, let's see, it's just your overnight roadwork so nothing too bad, nothing too much to slow you down. here's a live look out the door at 880 in oakland. this morning, the overnight roadwork is hegenberger to davis. so it shouldn't impede your commute that much. 4:35, it's all supposed to be wrapped up by 5. here's a live look out the door san mateo bridge. they are doing the roadwork this morning westbound 92 between clawiter and foster city boulevard. again scheduled to wrap up by 5 a.m. eastbound 92 okay to hayward. slight delays on the bay bridge in the cash lanes but they picked up the overnight roadwork early from the center anchorage to the fremont exit. so problem-free. heading to sfo all green on the sensor on 101 through san bruno, millbrae. bart is also off to a great start with all trains on time. that's your latest "kcbs traffic."
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back to you guys. >> nice and easy. okay, liz, thanks. new this morning a local assemblyman wants to add a third traffic lane on the richmond/san rafael bridge. democrat mark levine of san rafael introduced the bill that calls for designing to begin while the project is under an environmental review. levine says this would speed up the project by a good 18 months. happening today, protestors plan to confront bart's board members at their meeting tonight in oakland. the issue is the arrest of 14 people during a protest on november 28. bart wants the suspects to pay $70,000 in restitution for stopping trains for hours by chaining themselves to a train. the protestors want the charges dropped. 5 people recovering from gunshot wounds after three different shootings in oakland. the first shooting was at 88th avenue just before 9:00. a few minutes later more shots fired this time at 60th avenue and the last shooting was at 105th avenue. no word on any suspects right now. a young boy who survived a tumble down a cliff in sonoma
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county is finally out of the hospital. >> let's get out of here! >> 4-year-old sebastien johnson of santa rosa wheeled himself out of children's hospital oakland yesterday. he fell at bodega head in early november and was not able to walk or talk for weeks. >> he has made enormous progress and he is now getting to be quite a normal little kid. he gets put in time-out and all the other things we have to do to everybody else with kids his age. >> he is doing well. sebastien still needs months of rehabilitation. we have some video of a san francisco police officer shoving a man in a wheelchair off a curb. we'll show it to you. kpix 5's joe vazquez explains what happened right before. reporter: >> the sfpd is crooked. they all need to be investigated. >> reporter: bo is paralyzed from the waist down. he is angry because he says a police officer tried to push
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him out of his wheelchair. it was caught on camera. were you buckled in? is that what kept from you falling? >> the only thing that saved me is the seatbelt. >> don't go over there, don't go. >> reporter: he decided to make a street to con front officers making an arrest. he appears to run his wheelchair into a police officer's leg. [ censored ] [ screaming and cursing ] >> reporter: at that point the officer picks up the wheelchair and nearly tips the man over into the street. here's the video from a different angle. the officer tries to push the wheelchair over the curb several times. [ screaming and cursing ] >> reporter: we caught up with bo at the hospital where he lives after a spinal cord injury. bo says the incident started when his family members were horse playing on sunday but when officers threw the cuffs on his cousin, he decided to get in the middle of i [ screaming and cursing ]
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>> reporter: you weren't trying to get if the police officers' way? >> no. >> reporter: he says you ran over his foot. >> no. >> reporter: were you in his way essentially. >> no not the case, no. he didn't say that until he know he was being filmed. >> reporter: bo says he hired an attorney and is trying to decide what to do next. joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> police aren't talking about what happened because internal affairs investigation is ongoing. the feds apparently will not charge the ferguson, missouri police officer who shot and killed michael brown. the fbi has been investigating darren wilson since the august shooting. brown's death and the grand jury's decision not to indict will some sparked weeks of protests. federal investigators interviewed more than 200 witnesses and pored over cell phone video. they concluded wilson did not break any federal civil rights laws. st. louis county police have
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released this video from one store looted during violence in november. they are trying to identify almost 200 suspects seen breaking in and stealing things. time now is 4:40. it may be the most scandalous house in the bay area. and now the san jose property is up for sale. we find out what the neighbors think. >> and what's cool about your school? email your nominations to us at we may come and feature your school on the show. we'll be right back.
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new this morning, heavily armed rebels remain outside the presidential palace in yemen despite a deal calling for their withdrawal to end the violent standoff. there's no sign right now the president's chief of staff who was kidnapped on saturday. his release was part of the deal. the government of yemen is a key u.s. ally in the fight against terrorism. >> we are discussing the
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situation internally and what the right steps are but nothing has changed at this point in time in terms of our presence there. >> militiamen from the [ non- english language ] insurgent group there stormed the presidential palace there demanding better government representation. schools are closed in edgewater new jersey after the mayor declared a state of emergency yesterday. it's because of the fire that burned through an entire apartment complex yesterday afternoon. at least 175 units burned and the fire is still smoldering this morning. fire departments from all over the area were called to help. >> the good news is we have minor injuries, no loss of life. >> hundreds of people spent the night at a shelter in a nearby school. the complex is across the hudson river from new york city. no word yet on what started the fire. a "for sale" sign is outside a home of a troubled bay area athlete. kpix 5's betty yu reports, it's where former 49ers ray mcdonald has lived for the past 2.5
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years. reporter: hey, ray. how are you doing? >> good. >> reporter: how do you feel about leaving the neighborhood? >> oh, i feel great. >> reporter: you feel great? ray mcdonald won't be calling his bently ridge drive house home for much longer. ♪[ music ]♪ >> it's now priced at under $3 million. >> reporter: if you have ever wondered how the former 49er lives, here's a peek inside. the listing for the 4800- square-foot house says it features an incredible upgraded pool, a swimup bar, a home theater and custom finishes. they say it's perfect for executive entertaining, which the 30-year-old seemed to enjoy. in august, he celebrated his birthday in his renovated backyard with teammates. that night, he was arrested for beating his pregnant fiancee, but charges were never filed. most recently, cops came out to investigate mcdonald for an alleged sex assault. the woman says she fell by the pool, hit her head and doesn't
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remember what happened next. his direct neighbors didn't want to go on camera tonight but said music from his parties was so loud, it shook their windows. >> we feel as though, because of the media, that it has, um, sparked some attention to our neighborhood. and there has been a rise in burglaries. >> reporter: darlene lives up the street. she blames his troubles on the media for attracting criminals because thieves hit his house a few months ago. >> my hope for the next person is that about there won't be as much media attention, we'll all watch over the neighborhood and each other. >> reporter: i spoke to ray's mother over the phone in florida. that's where he is from. and she said right now he has no plans to return to his hometown. since he has been released, she said, he has focused on training, working out and hoping that another team will pick him up. in san jose, betty yu, kpix 5.
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>> ray mcdonald has been cleared of all allegations against him. 4:45 right now. roberta, you showed us a shot of what the weekend is going to look like. >> wahoo! >> i know it's bad. but i'm a little excited about it. >> i know. if you are going to go big -- >> maybe 80? >> it could be in somebody's backyard. it depends on the concentration of the land mass but we're talking about a bona fide heat wave with near or record warmth. out the door we have areas of fog. for example in santa rosa where it's currently 37 degrees, visibility down to a quarter of a mile. otherwise we have clear skies in livermore a little bit of fog in oakland area at 45. good morning, san jose, clear skies at 40 degrees. sfo so far no reports of any kind of airport delays there. no problems at the airports. we have fog and then looking ahead, we have weekend warmup with near or record warmth all the way back in through
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monterey int carmel. very dry conditions with high fire danger. we have rain possible on tuesday and wednesday. your beach forecast today santa cruz pick city 71 degrees. 71 degrees. we do have a high surf advisory going into place for our local beaches tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. all the way through sunday. so be very mindful of that if you are heading to the coast during our impending warm wave. we have a trough through the bay area today producing some partly cloudy skies this morning then sunny during the afternoon. tule fog exists throughout the central valley, as well. so this is the huge dome of high pressure. it's going to continue to strengthen day by day. sunday will be the day where we peak with the warmest conditions. we'll have that seven-day forecast. but meanwhile, on this thursday, once the fog lifts, 65 degrees in sacramento. 70 in monterey. 62 in mendocino and currently it's 21 degrees in the greater lake tahoe area going up to a daytime high of 50 with spring
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skiing and boarding. our local forecast again partly cloudy initially for the morning hours and then with the full sunshine temperatures topping off at 67 degrees t that will be pretty much the outside number in the immediate bay area but once you head towards gilroy, morgan hill, temperatures near the low 70s through santa cruz. additional warming takes place on friday. the warmest day of the impending warm wave will be on sunday at 79 degrees. we're talking about rain from subtropical moisture a possibility on tuesday and on wednesday. we have a lot to talk about with the high surf advisory, impending warm wave and also the rain showers. you want to follow along, all you have to do is get the cbs bay area weather app. you can check the conditions in your own area, get realtime radar for tuesday. search "kpix" in the app store and download the cbs bay area weather app. it's now available for iphone and android. liz. thank you, roberta. let's see. first bart delays. if you are traveling on the
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fremont line in the richmond direction, there's actually about 10- to 15-minute delays right now. they are doing some track maintenance so all the other lines we're told are on time and everything else mass transit, ferries, caltrain, ace, everything else looks good. now the zipper truck is just showing off. look at this. this has been sit there is for a while showing us the lane changes. the crews are out there hard at work trying to get that new safety median the barrier opening up four southbound lanes in the commute direction. so yeah, everything appears to be moving as normal but yeah, again, they are kind of working there. you can see the cars moving past. everything is fine right now to sausalito with not as much fog in the forecast. you can see it crystal clear. all right. to the south bay there is an accident. it's in the center divide. just we'll note it. northbound 880 at montague expressway. drivers are getting by just fine 61 miles per hour right now. the rest of the south bay no problems. in oakland, everything looks
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great near oakland airport. if you are continuing farther south, southbound 880 hegenberger to davis, they do have various lanes blocked. this is scheduled to wrap up by 5:00 so within the next 10 minutes and sometimes they pick it up even earlier. it's not causing a delay. highway 4 in antioch, this is the time to go. here and the bay bridge, look at that, all green. it won't last. everything is looking good past "a" street and wait into pittsburg-bay point at concord on the approach to 242 southbound 680 looks great. san mateo bridge i think they picked up the overnight roadwork westbound 92 that flashing sign that was sit there is has been cleared. it was scheduled to wrap up by 5:00 anyway according to caltrans. eastbound 92 you will hit some possible lanes blocked and overnight roadwork. and that actually continues until 10:00. not seeing any delay at this hour. here's a live look at westbound 237 if you are a silicon valley driver, 7 minutes is all it will take you between milpitas
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and sunnyvale. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." frank and michelle, back to you guys. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. here's something few of us thought we would never see again, gas in the bay area selling for less than $2 a gallon. >> whoo! >> right here. bonfair station in fairfield. the cash price for regular unleaded, $1.97 yesterday. >> oh, man. >> let's go! >> road trip! >> short distance away on walters road an arco station plans to meet the price next tweak to stay competitive. drivers say they are en -- next week to stay competitive. drivers say they are enjoying it as long as it lasts. >> we have a baby on the way, save for that, too. >> the price of gas has been dropping for four months because of falling oil prices. >> i would drive to fairfield for that. that's a good deal. the legendary piano man will play in san francisco for the first time in almost 40 years. ♪[ music ]♪ >> billy joel set to play at
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at&t park in september this fall. the last time he headlined a show in san francisco way back in 1975. he played several shows in san jose and oakland since then. but not in the city. the at&t park concert will be his only california appearance this year, too. ticket presale events are next monday and wednesday. the public can buy tickets on january 30th. if you have never seen him, he is terrific. 4:52 now. drug smugglers have found a new way to smuggle the products, on drones. what was loaded on this one wh
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4:54. a beautification project in palo alto, it looks great but there's a problem with the new
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sidewalks on california street. as part of a $7 million redo, glass was added to the concrete to give it a kind of a cool look. it was supposed to be specifically made for sidewalk use. the problem, some of the pieces are too sharp still to walk on especially if you have bare feet or if you are wearing flip- flops. >> we're in the process of, um, looking at some of the inconsistencies where the glass has not been poured right with the concrete and we're having the contractor redo those areas. >> mike sugerman had a few issues there. the fix won't cost the city. the work should be done in just a couple of weeks. drug dealers are taking smuggling to a new level. you are look at a drug drone. whoever sent it into the sky loaded it up with more than 6 pounds of meth. and it didn't quite get where it was going. it fell out of the air and landed in a tijuana parking lot
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south of the border. a former pinole cop is going to jail for trying to scam his elderly neighbor. matthew messier will also serve 5 years' probation. he was arrested in 2012. prosecutors say he talked his neighbor into making him the sole heir of her $1.5 million estate. charges of grand theft and elder abuse were dismissed after he pleaded guilty to felony forgery. as we reported earlier this month, it was neighbors who became very concerned messier was using his power of authority to gain jones' trust. they even noticed he was driving her to the bank. eventually prosecutors found messier was listed as her trustee and was set to inherit her home. those neighbors say they are now satisfied that he didn't get away with it. jones died earlier this year leaving her estate to the city of pleasanton. it is 4:56. state lawmakers introduced a controversial bill for the terminally ill. what the bay area thinks about californians having the "right
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to die" on their own terms. >> reporter: and there are more cases from the measles outbreak in disneyland. i'm kiet do with a live report on how they have spread now to more counties here in the bay area.
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a san francisco police officer is under investigation for a video showing him shoving a man in a wheelchair off a curb. the incident happened sunday. the officer says it got physical when the man ran over his foot. >> hopefully everything can stay the same, calm and settled. we are trying to get back to normal. >> reporter: former police officer darren wilson will not face federal civil rights charges in the shooting death of michael brown. the fbi determined there was not enough evidence to move forward with the case. >> stay here in california would mean that she potentially would face a terrible death. >> reporter: the case of a
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terminally ill bay area woman has led two state lawmakers to introduce "right to die" legislation. brittany maynard moved to oregon to get medication to end her life. two california lawmakers want to make the practice legal here. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning". taking a live look at the bay bridge right now, you can see in backing up at the toll tomorrow. it's still early. good morning, i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:00. we are a day before the weekend. friday eve. >> we have a lot to talk about. we have pockets of dense fog this morning isolated now in the santa rosa area visibility about a quarter of a mile, temperatures mild out the door expect


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