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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 a few temperatures into
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the 30s. 49 degrees at sfo. san jose 38. vallejo 45. upper 30s in fairfield and santa rosa. later today even though we have a few passing clouds this morning from a weak disturbance, we'll see full-on sunshine. we'll start to see the northeast offshore winds kick in. numbers from the 60s at the beaches to the mid-60s bayside and into our inland areas. but wait! it's a gradual warmup beginning with tomorrow. yes! 71 is the outside number today followed by 73 on friday. chance of rain tuesday and wednesday. we are getting just word of this two accidents now coming in, in the last few minutes. counter-commute eastbound 580 castro valley approaching eden canyon, three lanes blocked a big rig and other cars involved. just beginning to see it slow down. we'll continue to watch that. and then right around the same
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time, we also saw another crash reported northbound 880 right before you reach 237. so close to where this camera is and a tow truck actually lost one of its cars. it fell off the back of the tow truck. so now that's blocking two lanes of traffic. 880 in oakland is okay and they wrapped up the overnight roadwork in san leandro. >> thank you. new this morning, a local assemblyman wants to add a third traffic lane on the richmond/san rafael bridge. democrat mark levine out of san rafael introduced a bill that calls for designing to begin while the project is under review speeding up the project by 18 months. a third lane was opened to ease congestion afternoon the 1989 loma prieta earthquake closed the bay bridge for months. protestors are expected today at a bart board meeting because of a protest from last november. kpix 5's anne makovec is in the
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newsroom. the black friday 14 may be facing restitution charges. >> reporter: $70,000 in restitution. protestors plan to confront the bart board over that as punishment for this. [ screaming ] >> reporter: 14 protestors chained themselves to a bart train on "black friday." the protest decision to not charge police had killed member in ferguson, missouri and new york. they disrupted service for hours through the transbay tube. the district attorney's office is seeking restitution in bringing misdemeanor trespassing charges for this stunt. but bart officials have been wishy-washy so far, the spokesman saying the board of directors doesn't have the power to influence the district attorney's office. supporters started an online petition to pressure bart and the d.a. it got more than 10,000 signatures calling for criminal
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proceedings to be halted altogether. they say the punitive action would have a chilling effect on free speech. now, bart general manager says she is interested in community service as an alternative to financial restitution. but she also said, quote, restitution is every crime victim's right under the california constitution. the board meeting starts at 5:00 in oakland. live in the newsroom, anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> the black friday 14 protests every testers are due back in alameda county superior court on february 4 at 9 a.m. new this morning a standoff in riverside county is over after sheriff's deputies there shot and killed a man who had reportedly killed a police dog. the suspect was barricaded under a home last night when deputies tried to get him out with some tear gas. investigators say the man emerged holding a gun so one of the deputies opened fire. early in the day the police dog named sultan seen here in file video was shot and killed while looking for the man in a crawl space in the home. two pit bulls terrorized a
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san mateo neighborhood attacking people. the dogs escaped from their owners' backyard and bit at least one woman yesterday morning. they went after a landscaper who used his leaf-blower to protect himself. they then started to attack a police car. when the rampaging dogs headed towards the school, an officer used his patrol car to run them down. >> he used his vehicle and struck the two dogs. one was killed instantly. one was knocked to the ground and retreated to its residence. >> police say the owners are cooperating with the investigation. no word on whether the owners could face some charges. the measles outbreak in california other western states showing no sign of slowing down. kpix 5's kiet do has the latest live at the public health department building in santa clara county this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. health officials initially thought that the outbreak in disneyland was from exposures in december. they are now saying that the cases stretch into january. so anybody who visited the park
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in that time if they came into contact with somebody infected, they are still contagious. here in santa clara county at the department of public health, they are confirming one case has now made its way to the south. they are also saying that the cases are really spreading to other parts of the bay area, as well. now, what's troubling about this case in santa clara county is that this particular person did not even visit disneyland. it just goes to show how contagious measles is. we are up to 66 cases nationwide. 53 of them in california. most of them linked to disneyland. three bay area counties now have it, alameda, san mateo and, of course, santa clara. disney is now offering tests to all employees and if needed give them free vaccine. one employee said her coworkers had been infected. >> all these kids that don't get vaccinated they could easily come meet princesses or characters and come up and hug us. >> these parents who are saying i think there's more risk to the vaccine than to the measles, what do you say?
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>> they're wrong. and they are putting their own children's lives at risk. >> reporter: now, it seems that is health officials everywhere now are issuing more dramatic warnings about the dangers of not getting vaccinated. so a simple blood test can see if you are immune to measles, remember it takes two doses as an adult the whole process can take about a month. live in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. there are new hopes that saving doctors medical center in san pablo from being closed. the hospital's board has four proposals to buy dmc and keep it running. the "contra costa times" reports three of the plans are from private hospital groups. the other is from the city of san pablo. a decision on how to proceed is expected next month. it's a life-or-death decision some california lawmakers want people to make on their own terms. they have introduced "right to die" legislation. brittany maynard made national headlines last year for choosing to end her life after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
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she had to move from the bay area to oregon to take the medication legally and now we are hearing from her family for the first time since her death. they joined lawmakers at the state capital advocating support for the bill. >> britain any 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 add 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 off oregon's law. it would be limited to those with less than 6 months to live and requires patients to take deadly medications themselves. california is the 14th state to take steps towards this type of
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legislation. our surveyusa poll shows overwhelming support for a so- called death with dignity law. 68%. the law would allow doctors to prescribe the medications a dying person needs to take his own life. house republicans have abruptly dropped the planned debate that would criminalize almost all late-term abortions. people were unhappy that the measure limited exemptions for victims of rape or incest to only those who had previously reported those incidents. critics of the bill said that would put unfair pressure on women who often feel shame or fear of retaliation if they report those assaults. delegations from the united states and cuba are meeting again today in havana. the talks are to work out ways to normalize ties between the two countries. talks are expected to focus on lifting restrictions on american diplomats in cuba. the u.s. has rejected demands for broader changes to u.s. migration rules involving cubans coming to america. japan is trying to free two
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of its citizens being held by the "islamic state" group. the hostages are a freelance journalist and the founder of a private security company. the "islamic state" group released a video message asking for $200 million. japan has until friday to pay. time now is 5:10. a new study is raising new worries about electronic cigarettes. why "vaping" might be more toxic than smoking traditional cigarettes. >> let's get out of here. >> plus, going home after a frightening fall. details this morning on the road to recovery for this cliff fall survivor. >> and from the kpix 5 weather center, we are tracking an impending heat wave also a high surf advisory. and rain returning to the bay area. it's all straight ahead. >> and castro valley drivers, we have an accident you may want to know about involving a big rig and several other cars. we'll tell you what lanes are blocked after the break. but first, we want to know what drives you crazy. ask a question or share a gripe by emailing or tweet me at #ewengerkpix and watch to see if your question gets answered on air.
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welcome back to "kpix 5 morning news." it is thursday, and it is clear over the city of san francisco. isolated fog will dissipate and we begin an offshore flow. the results that will have on your neighborhood as the news continues. surfers are flocking out to the big waves hitting the shores off hawaii today. the national weather service says the surf is as high as 40 feet today near honolulu. the swell is supposed to gradually lower to 20 to 25 feet by this evening. a young boy who survived a tumble down a cliff in sonoma county is out of the hospital. >> let's get out of here! >> he is out of there. 4-year-old sebastien johnson out of santa rosa wheeled himself out of children's hospital finally out of oakland yesterday. he fell at bodega head in early november and was not able to walk or talk for weeks. he still needs month of rehabilitation. but they say attitude is half the battle. i think sebastien johnson is
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halfway home already. he is doing great. >> he is. he looks pretty good. >> sure does. all right. 5:14. let's check the roads. we have a couple of different accidents out out. this one may slow you down early-morning problem already for castro valley commuters. eastbound 580 so it is counter- commute. it's approaching eden canyon. "kcbs traffic's" latest tweet says two lanes are blocked involving a big rig with other cars the two right lanes blocked so expect delays from the castro valley exit. also, this problem still out there. it was involving a tow truck that lost its load lost one of its cars that it was towing and that car is still blocking two lanes. our sensors are picking up not much of a delay. so it's early enough. drivers are getting by without issues. the problem persists south of 237 in the northbound lanes. and if you are traveling on 237 itself, if you are a silicon valley driver, everything is still looking good into
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sunnyvale. no delay there. i know it was really backed up yesterday pretty late in the morning commute because of a couple of different accidents. mass transit, everything is back on time now. we have been watching these bart delays, they were doing some track maintenance on the fremont line in the richmond direction. everything is now reporting no delay. ferry, caltrain, ace problem- free. at the bay bridge for a while we saw some delays building in the one couple far left cash lanes so those have now cleared out. so everything is really quiet. the roadwork is gone. this is kind of the pre-rush before they turn the metering lights on so at 5:16, this usually is what it looks like but again, give it another half- hour and you won't be, um, free and clear much longer. you will see a backup likely. here's a live look at 880 in oakland near the coliseum. all these headlights you see there, that is southbound traffic. and it's still moving okay all the way -- the approach to highway 92 and the san mateo bridge. that's your latest "kcbs" drive to work. far less foggy today. let's check in. >> that's because we're
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beginning to see the setup for an offshore flow. good morning, everyone. we still do have some areas of patchy dense fog like the santa rosa area where currently visibility is down to about a quarter of a mile. clear skies in san francisco looking due east towards oakland and alameda. oakland has a hint of some stratus. that's about it. meanwhile, we do have the passage of a few high clouds all associated with the weak disturbance. it's in the 30s in santa rosa. it's in the 30s in san jose. it is now 48 degrees in san francisco. and mid-40s in oakland. your weather headlines, this is what you need to know out the door today. we do have some pockets of dense fog. and then looking ahead towards our weekend, near or record warmth followed up with the possibility of rain showers tuesday and wednesday. one computer model is pretty bullish on it all. the other computer model says light showers certainly possible. this is what we do know. in santa cruz today, 71 degrees. swells about 3 to 4 feet, increasing 6 to 8 on friday, 8
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to 10 feet on saturday. so we have a high surf advisory in place tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. through sunday morning at 6 a.m. this is the weak disturbance that's cutting across the northern half of the state bringing us some morning cloudiness but then lots of sunshine as this area of high pressure sets us up with an offshore component. northeast winds drying out the atmosphere. i would not be surprised to see a red flag going into effect over the weekend. meanwhile 70 in monterey bay. low 60s in mendocino. currently 21 degrees on the south shore going up to a high today of 50 degrees. here it is. california trail pick run today at heavenly valley, lots of sunshine there. temperatures in the 50s in sugar bowl today with 11 lifts operating. and we have 25 lifts now operating at squaw valley. lots of packed powder and corduroy groomed runs. here you go. running out the door this morning, temperature-wise into the 60s. oakland, good morning! your average high is 57 but
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instead you're going for 67 degrees. 65 in san jose. winds northeast to 15 miles per hour. here's your extended forecast: the possibility of subtropical moisture lifting into the bay area tuesday, wednesday. i got to tell you, you want to track that, we can do it or our kpix 5 weather app. >> is that a beach weekend kind of?$. >> it is except we have that high surf advisory in place. we have to be very mindful of that. >> water temperature is not bad in the low 60s. >> stick your feet in a little bit. >> then run back real fast. thank you. researchers say more formaldehyde is found in ecigarettes than in traditional cigarettes. the study published in the new england journal of medicine is preliminary but it adds to growing fears of the popular vaporizers. researchers say with that kind of exposure, long-term ecig
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users could be up to 15 times more at risk for cancer than long-term cigarette smokers. ebay says it's about to reduce its workforce by 7%. the online retail giant says it will cut 2400 jobs in the 1st quarter not clear how many are in the silicon valley. the cuts are part of ebay's previously announced plan to spin off its paypal subsidiary. yesterday, the company said it will also spin off or sell its enterprise unit. 5:20 right now. the price of gas keeps dropping across the country. and it could go lower. the northern california station now selling it for less than 2 bucks a gallon. >> and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, we got good news all around. hockey fans, i'll give it to you with the sharks and tempers flare at the coliseum. can the warriors keep it together to make history? the story straight ahead. >> 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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good morning, everyone. the warriors were going for their first season sweep over the houston rockets since 1973. >> say again, please? >> houston, we have a problem. >> seems like curry had a problem when he was bumped
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running down the floor. curry got hot. green was bodyguard. andrew bogut what a force he was down low. five blocks, 10 rebounds, 9 points in just 23 minutes. he held dwight howard to just 7 points. nobody wanted to play defense on houston. there goes curry up and in. curry had 22. bogut is not just a one trick pony. the pass to klay thompson he had 27. warriors win 126-113. that's their 17th straight home win a franchise record. hoping the sandman wouldn't enter for the sharks against the kings. game tied at 1. second period couture fired at the net marleau cleans it up. they win 4-2 behind two goals from logan couture. it's the kings' only trip to the tank this season. you know what's going on this weekend at the coliseum? ama super bike series. and two bikers who got into a
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huge heated crash last weekend will be featured on tonight's 6:00 sportscast. tune in. i'll see you then. have a great day. play of the day, we are going to the nba. we are going dunkin in d.c. take a look at the thunder's kevin durant with the circus dunk. the thunder beat the wizards in washington in a good game, a bucket game, 105-103, oklahoma city the big winner and mr. durant with the play of the day. 5:25. the city beautification project backfired on a bay area city. what's posing danger for pedestrians after walking on this sparkling new sidewalk. >> reporter: and that measles outbreak from disneyland shows no signs of stopping. i'm kiet do with a live
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cell phone video capturing a confrontation between a cop and a man in a wheelchair. why he says officers took things too far. >> reporter: a bart board meeting tonight is expected to spark new protests. i'm anne makovec live in the newsroom watching the number of signatures grow on a petition to drop charges against the so- called black friday 14. >> tow crews just arrived on the scene of this castro valley crash. a big rig accident blocking several lanes more coming up. >> near to record warmth heading to the bay area, a high surf advisory and the possibility of rain returning, we have it all from your kpix 5 weather center. >> good morning, everyone. it's thursday, january 22. i'm michelle griego.
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>> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. the measles outbreak spreading across california and the west showing no signs of letting up. kiet do joins us live from the public health department in santa clara county. >> reporter: at first the health officials thought this outbreak happened in december. they are now saying some highly contagious people visited disneyland parks sometime in january. this as we're hearing from the department of health here in santa clara county that there is one confirmed case in the south bay on top of cases in alameda and san mateo counties. reporter: disneyland is now offering to test all employees for measles. and if needed, provide them with the vaccine. >> it is scary thinking that, you know, the happiest place on earth is infected with measles now. >> reporter: this disney employee asked not to be identified but says knowing her coworkers have been infected is reason to worry. >> all these kids that don't get vaccinated, they could
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easily meet princesses or characters and hug us. >> reporter: measles is highly contagious. one person with the virus will infect nine out of ten people around him who have not been vaccinated. measles had been largely eradicated in the u.s. by the year 2000 but it's back in part because a growing numbering of parents is not vaccinating their children fearing side effects. >> these vaccines have been used for decades and have been proven to be exceptionally safe. >> reporter: dr. deborah lehman is an epidemiologist at cedars- sinai medical center in los angeles. there are 66 cases nationwide. 53 are here in california. live in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. 5:31. we need a check of weather. and most of us are big weekenders. wow is all i can say. >> if it's going to be sunny, might as well go big. then we have the possibility of rain. as long as it's sunny on the
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weekends and rains during the week, i won't complain. pockets of dense fog in santa rosa visibility down to a quarter mile. current temperatures, we have a whole span of numbers from the 30s into the 40s. look at san jose. 38 degrees clear skies there. it is in the 40s in hayward. upstream we go 39 degrees santa rosa. low 40s in fairfield. napa has now jumped up to 45 degrees as is berkeley. we do have on top of the patchy fog this morning a few mid- and high-level clouds all associated with this weak disturbance. that's going to blow through the bay area as the day progresses and then we'll have ample sunshine during the afternoon. temperatures will respond to the sunshine. low 60s at the beaches. low and mid-60s across the bay. hey, oakland, average high 57 today 67 degrees and mid-60s epidemic. the winds are going to rotate offshore northeast up to 15.
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good morning, roberta. i know crews are working hard out at castro valley to clear the scene of this big rig accident and cars. it is counter-commute. the delays are backed up for an exit right now. it's all happening eastbound 580 approaching eden canyon road. earlier we heard that a person was trapped inside his vehicle but we haven't heard anything about injuries since then. so again the castro valley commute off to a rough start but at least it's counter- commute. here's the golden gate bridge, traffic light. earlier we saw the zipper crews moving past. everything is clear now and they have four southbound lanes open in the southbound direction. highway 4 suddenly started to back up. you can see 18 miles per hour past "a" street. that's the only slow spot. once you get through antioch everything is cleared pittsburg, bay point and concord. 880/237 also moving fine. they are still working to clear the scene of that accident. tow lost its car and that is still there blocking one lane of northbound 880 right before
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the 237 interchange. what a difference 15 minutes makes. suddenly we're seeing delays in the cash lanes at the bay bridge. that is "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you, liz. happening today, bart protests from last year will be the subject of bart protests this afternoon. kpix 5's anne makovec joins us in the newsroom reporting the issue is potential penalties for those arrested for stopping bart service back on november 28th which was black friday. anne. >> reporter: we are talking about the possibility of $70,000 in restitution. protestors plan to confront the bart board tonight. so basically, this is a protest over the punishment for a protest last november. [ screaming ] >> reporter: that was the scene on black friday 14 protestors chaining themselves to the bart station in oakland disrupting service through the transbay tube for hours. court documents show the district attorney's office is seeking restitution in bringing misdemeanor trespassing charges
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for tying up the bart system. bart's general manager says she is interested in community service as an alternative to financial restitution. but protestors want those charges dropped altogether. there is another item on the agenda for tonight's meeting that might help appease them. the discussion over forming a community advisory board to oversee the bart police department. that meeting starts at 5 p.m. number oakland. live in the newsroom, anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> the black friday 14 protestors are due back in an alameda county superior court on february 4 at 9 a.m. 5 people are recovering from gunshot wounds after three different shootings in oakland. the first shooting was on 88th avenue just before 9:00. a few minutes later, more shots were fired. this time at 60th avenue. and the last shooting was at 105th avenue. no word on any suspects. cal fire has fired two of its firefighters and another has stepped down. an ethics investigation was launched after former battalion
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chief orville fleming was arrested for killing his girlfriend. his estranged wife tipped off investigators to all sorts of bad behavior. 13 other firefighters face punishments ranging from suspensions to demotions and paycuts. we have video of a san francisco police officer shoving a man in a wheelchair off a curb. kpix 5's joe vazquez explains what happened right before. >> 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 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 -- he decided to ride across the street to confront the officers. he appears to run his wheelchair into a police officer's leg. [ censored ] [ screaming ] [ cursing ]
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>> 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 it. [ screaming and cursing ] >> reporter: you weren't trying to get in 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.
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>> police aren't talking about what happened because internal affairs investigation is ongoing. calling the cops on your own kids that's what parents are being told they should do if their kids are involved in a crime. san francisco supervisor london breed says recent killings in san francisco and the "black lives matter" protests have prompted her to speak out on the issue. >> if i don't say not just "black lives matter" but all lives matter, if i don't do that, then who will? we have got to look within our own homes, our own communities, and we have got to turn these kids in not just to save another life but to save their own lives because they're walking around our communities with a target on their backs. >> supervisor breed says the biggest challenge is people who don't want to believe their children might be involved in crime. housing starts are up and mortgage rates are down. >> that might have you thinking about refinancing your home. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is here with what
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you need to know. jill, i guess first out of the gate, why are mortgage rates dropping again? >> reporter: all that crazy global unrest has meant that investors are pouring money into u.s. government bonds for safety. that drives prices higher and yields lower. as a result, of the average contract interest rate for a 30- year fixed-rate mortgage is down to 3.8%. whoo! but low 4%, the lowest level since may 2013. jumbos are a little more 3.86%. average rate for a 15-year loan, down to 3.1%. >> what are the new rules for federal housing administration loans? >> reporter: with an fha loan, borrowers still need to put down 3.5% as down payment. but big change. the government reduced premiums for fha mortgage insurance by a half of a percent! now, that move is expected to save first time home buyers about $900 in their annual mortgage payments.
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as a reminder, fha is also more flexible when it comes to underwriting, especially for those with credit scores down to 620. and for folks still carrying student loan debts you might want to try an fha loan. >> how about mortgages? is it still pretty tough to get one? >> reporter: you mean you don't have to actually give your first born up to get your mortgage anymore? that's the good news. the process has improved. but it's really labor-intensive and frankly it takes lots of patience. purchases -- new home purchase mother teresa take about -- new home purchases today about three weeks to close. refis 45 days. you got 20% down, the best rates will be available if you have a credit score above 740. for every 20 points where your score drops your mortgage rate will rise by about a quarter of a percent. credit scores don't have as much impact on loans of 15 years and shorter. for more about what you need to know to close a loan and all
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those documents you're going to be asked to gather, go to >> you sign your life away, but it's worth it. jill schlesinger, thank you so much. >> yup. time now is 5:41. drug smugglers reaching new heights and now authorities are on high alert. what they are now using to get contraband across the boarder. >> and how low will they go? gas prices down all over the state. the northern california station where it's less than two bucks a gallon. we're going to tell ya. >> a live look at the bay bridge now. elizabeth was talking about this earlier. some backup at the toll plaza. she will be back to let you know more about the traffic and also roberta is
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good morning. welcome back to "kpix 5 morning news." this is your thursday looking out towards sfo on this 22nd day of the month. we have clear skies there. so far no reports of any local airport delays. we have your full forecast still straight ahead. there is a state of emergency this morning in edgewater, new jersey across the hudson river from new york city. it's because of a fire that burned through an entire apartment complex yesterday afternoon. at least 175 units burned. there were no serious injuries. a "for sale" sign is in front of ray mcdonald's silver creek neighborhood for $3 million. the home features an upgraded pool with a swim-up bar and a custom home theater, as well. mcdonald was at the center of a domestic violence and assault allegations. no charges were filed. here's something few thought we would see again gas in the bay area under 2 bucks a
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gallon. at the bonfair station in fairfield, the price for regular unleaded was $1.97 yesterday. in a short distance away on walters road an arco station plans to meet that price next week to stay competitive. the price of gas is steadily dropping for more months because of falling oil prices. >> $26 to fill my take yesterday. amazing. >> used to be 50 bucks. no big deal now. hello. >> keep going and going and going. yeah. we have some good news now for castro valley drivers. they just cleared the scene of this accident. we have been watching it for a while. so they just cleared it to the off-ramp within the last 10 minutes or so. eastbound 580 eden canyon road. traffic is backed up for a half mile. at least the delays are improving now. it was clear earlier and totally different story now at
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5:45. now the metering lights are on at the bay bridge and stacked up to the overcrossing in the cash and the fastrak lanes. i just checked the sensors on the span itself though. and that is fine end to end between oakland and san francisco. everything is reporting no delay ferries, caltrain and ace. so mass transit might be the way to go this morning. if you are traveling on the san mateo bridge early, early, like we're talking overnight, they had some overnight roadwork on westbound 92. that cleared a while ago so now everything is fine out of hayward. eastbound roadwork continues until 10:00 but with that being in the counter-commute direction, we shouldn't see much of an issue, everything is light up and over the high-rise heading out to the east bay from the peninsula. here's a live look near the oakland coliseum once again. and you can see it's getting crowded. northbound traffic, southbound traffic, everything is fine in
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each direction between oakland and hayward. i'm not picking up much slowdowns. remember kcbs, our radio partner, when you hit the roads at 106.9 fm or 740-am. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." roberta, what's going on in the forecast? >> it looks very quiet as you look out from our kpix 5 styted kpix 5 studios overlooking the embarcadero but we have a lot going on weather-wise behind the scenes. clear skies in san francisco. 39 degrees in san jose. a quarter mile visibility in santa rosa where we have pockets of dense fog and concord now reporting 44 degrees. 48 degrees in san francisco. mid-40s in oakland. partly cloudy skies for openers this morning with the patchy dense fog. we do have a sunny and a very warm weekend on tap and it will be extremely dry. i would not be surprised to see red flag warnings go into effect. then we have a pattern change. i'll highlight that with my seven-day forecast. high surf advisory tomorrow morning 6 a.m. until sunday 6 a.m.
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today's swells in santa cruz 3 to 4 feet. yes, 71 degrees in santa cruz today. it will be warmer there over the weekend with some breakers up to 10 feet. that will be by saturday. we have a weak disturbance brushing up against the state of california primarily around the northern half. we are on the tail end where we see partly cloudy skies from this morning. clouds will exit to the east. drier air works its way in with clear skies. denver warming to 39 after sitting in the 20s yesterday. up to 30. houston thunder bumpers and new york 38 degrees with clear skies after yesterday's snowfall. today locally with a northeast wind up to 15 miles per hour, numbers are out of the 50s into
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the 60s into pacifica, moss and montera beaches. should be in the upper 50s in the santa clara valley but today 65. warmer toward gilroy and morgan hill. outside number today for inland areas 71 degrees. we have nearly 80 on sunday peaking as the warmest day so far this year. we have the potential for rain in the bay area on tuesday and wednesday. you can get realtime radar, go to your app store, search "kpix" in the app store and download the cbs bay area weather app. it's now available for iphone and android. you want to stay on top of the weather situation for tuesday and wednesday because one computer model is bullish on the chances for rain, the other says it's light. we want it. even though it's coming from the south and it's more subtropical in nature would not produce snow in tahoe. >> i'm getting calls from
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brentwood. i hear 80 out there on sunday, yes, 80. >> discovery bay. >> we're there! well, this guy is amazing. legendary piano man will play in san francisco for the first time in almost 40 years. ♪[ music ]♪ billy joel is set to play at&t park in september. the last time he headlined a show in san francisco, 1975. he played several shows in san jose and oakland since then and the at&t park concert will be the only one this year in california. the public can buy tickets on january 30. we'll
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i saw a commercial that said you can save $500 by switching to progressive. that was me, mom. [ laugh ] i thought you said "that was me, mom." [ laughter ] the rideshare company lyft is changing its branding. it's modifying its pink moustache for a small one that flows. it will sit on drivers' dashboards, it glows. a beautification project in palo alto looks great but there's a problem with the new sidewalks on california avenue. it's part of a $7 million redo. glass was added to the concrete to give it a little luster. it was supposed to be specifically made for sidewalk use. well, the problem, some of the pieces are too sharp to walk on
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especially if you're barefoot or if you are wearing flip- flops. >> we are in the process of looking at some of the inconsistencies where the glass has not been poured right with the concrete. we are having the contractor redo those areas. >> the fix will not cost the city any more money. the work should be done in a couple of weeks. >> drug dealers are taking smuggling to a new level. look at this drug drone. whoever sent it loaded it up with more than 6 pounds of meth. it didn't get where it was going. it crashed in a parking lot of a tijuana supermarket a few miles from the u.s. border. where it came from and where it was going is a mystery. former pinot cop is going to jail for -- pinole cop is going to jail for scamming an elderly neighbor. matthew messier was arrested in
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2012. he talked his neighbor into making him her sole heir. he pleaded guilty to felony forgery. 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 the trustee and was set to inherit her home. those neighbors are satisfied that he didn't get away with t jones by the way died this year leaving her entire estate to the city of pleasanton. the epa is now on the case of a mysterious goo that's killing hundreds of birds in the bay area. investigators have ruled out the prime suspect which was a synthetic rubber. birds coated in the goo started showing up around the bay this past weekend. at least 200 have died and 320 have been rescued. but what the substance is and where it came from remain a mystery. 5:55 now. coming up in our next half-
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hour, a pair of pit bulls terrorizing a neighborhood. residents who came face to face with the dogs, coming up. >> reporter: and that measles outbreak from disneyland shows no sign of slowing down. i'm kiet do with a live report on how more cases are spreading to the b
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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 terminally ill bay area woman has led two state lawmakers to
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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" . > linda macdonald is captioning for you in real time. good morning, i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 6:00 on your thursday. the measles outbreak affecting the bay area several western states and it's not showing any sign of letting up either. kpix 5's kiet do has the latest, he joins us live in the public health department building in santa clara county. good morning, kiet. >> reporter: good morning. health officials initially thought that this outbreak happened from cases in december. they are now saying some highly contagious people visited the park in january. this is on top of some of the announcements we're hearing from the department of public health here in santa clara county that


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