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bridge. it's a sleepy friday so far. >> it is friday, january 30. i'm juliette goodrich in for michelle griego. >> every friday is good. i'm frank mallicoat. good to have you on board. it's 4:30. roberta has the weekend forecast. >> the month of january we're going out on a dry note the same way we began the month. good morning. taking a look at the current temperatures, 36 degrees in napa to 50 degrees in san jose. it's in the low 50s in san francisco. not as foggy this morning as yesterday. full-on sunshine in the 60s. we have your seven-day forecast straight ahead. >> we have a traffic alert this morning. northbound 880 at marina in san leandro they are doing roadwork and are blocking the left lane. it sounds like it will be there for the beginning of the morning commute. we'll update you and let you know how it's affecting traffic coming up. >> thank you. topping our news right now, we have some amazing video of a pilot parachuting his plane
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into the pacific sunday. lou morton had a gopro camera rolling in the cockpit and it shows the parachute and morton mouthing the words, this is going to be fun. the coast guard recorded his descent including his landing in the ocean 250 miles from maui. >> it was an aggressive hit, hit had gone the water 15 to 20 miles an hour. >> morton had radioed for help when he was running out of fuel on a flight from tracy to hawaii. the coast guard directed him to an area near a cruise ship. they rescued hip. suge knight is in trouble with the law. the founder of death row records surrendered to police in l.a. this morning after a deadly hit- and-run in compton. his attorney says knight was fleeing attackers when he ran over a friend. another man was injured in the incident which happened yesterday afternoon. sheriff's investigators say witnesses have a different perspective. >> people said it looked intentional so we are handling
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it as a homicide. >> police say knight is a person of interest in the case. he has a history of trouble. last year he was faced with a robbery case. in 1996 he was driving a car in which a rapper was killed. health officials say two children were out of school during an infectious period of measles outbreak and caught the disease and will be isolated for weeks. a person in northern california is being tested for ebola. the patient is at uc-davis medical center in sacramento. one of the eight hospitals in the state outfitted for a potential ebola patient. the hospital says the patient is in good condition and in isolation so there is no risk to the public.
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>> today's is the most important forecast of the week. >> we end january the same way we started dry. and we begin the month of february on sunday the same way we began it in january. on a dry note. patchy fog in santa rosa but mostly clear skies. you saw the moon coming in? >> i saw it. >> at 80% waxing gibbous moon. 36 degrees in vallejo. 48 degrees in novato. it is now 50 in san refell. highs in the 60s. should be at 58 in san francisco. seeing 63. should be 59 in san jose. we're expecting 65 degrees there. the extended forecast calls for additional warming to take place over the weekend with increasing cloud cover late sunday afternoon leaving rain well north of the bay area. partly cloudy monday through thursday. we'll have that full forecast on when we can expect rain again but first here's elizabeth. >> thank you, roberta. there was an earlier crash
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around 3 a.m. an hour and a half ago and it must have caused some damage to some of the guardrail in that area. so now they have issued a traffic alert. they have to block the left lane while crews go out to repair it. so it may cause delays if the left lane is blocked once the commute gets under way past 5:00. it's happening northbound 880 at marina boulevard. right now just slight delays already as you approach the exit. otherwise farther north into oakland this is near 66th continuing into high street taillights are the northbound direction. everything is fine near oakland airport. bay bridge overnight they were doing some roadwork blocking the left lanes on the incline to treasure island. still out there for 25 minutes and the eastshore freeway approach looks good with a 19- minute drive time from the carquinez bridge to the maze. here's a few cars heading southbound out of sausalito. actually south of the golden gate bridge you will hit a little bit of overnight roadwork still out there again until about 5:00. that's usually when a lot of the overnight roadwork wraps
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up. everything looks great so far. we haven't seen zipper crews yet so we should see them shortly opening another southbound lane. and bart is all on time. everything is off to a great start there with systemwide no delays. that's your will the "kcbs traffic." suge knight is charged with murder. he surrendered to police in l.a. this morning after a deadly hit- and-run in compton. a corte madera doctor is going to court to face new charges in a road rage shooting. a grand jury indicted dr. james simon on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. earlier this month, a judge dropped manslaughter charges. simon and william stanton of tiburon were involved in a road rage incident in july. the defense says simon was scared for his life and had the right to shoot the man when he followed him home. an 83-year-old buys an iphone in berkeley and then watch what happens. as he leaves the apple store, a
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man comes up from behind, he steals the phone from the man and takes off. some people in the parking lot tried to catch the thief but he got away. it happened last month at the busy 4th street shopping district in berkeley. police hope someone recognizes the suspect in these surveillance pictures. here he is crossing 4th street a short time before the robbery. and a better look at the suspect once he made it across the street. we're following some developing news. isis threats to kill two hostages and isis deadline has passed in the face of japanese journalist and jordanian military pilot -- their fate is unclear. the journalist's wife wants jordan and japan to agree to demands from the terror group. isis wants a failed female suicide bomber released by jordan. >> i beg the jordanian and the japanese governments to understand that the fate of both men are in their hands. >> the journalist's wife says she is received several emails from isis after the group took
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her husband hostage. the father of the jordanian pilot met with jordan's king abdullah trying to win his son's release. a bay area comedian says what happened to him at a well- known berkeley restaurant was not funny. kumu bell claims an employee at the elmwood cafe racially profiled him when she told him to scram while he was talking to his wife and her friends at an outdoor cafe. his wife is white and apparently the employees thought he may have been trying to sell her something. the cafe's response? >> i'm horrified. i mean, i -- i -- i think its just awful that somebody could come here and have an experience like that. i really want to hear from him exactly what happened. and then what we can do, um, to -- to move forward and do something about this situation. >> bell is perhaps best known for his f "x show" "totally biased." he and his wife talked to the other than and they decide to have a public conversation. they are not calling for anyone
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to be fired or for a boycott. the super bowl is this sunday in arizona. but a year from now super bowl 50 will be played in santa clara. as kpix 5's joe vazquez reports, local organizers are in arizona right now getting a crash course in big game prep. >> reporter: with a million extra people here in phoenix for the festivities surrounding the biggest gam of the year, safety is important. as tight as security is here at the pre-game festivities in downtown fines, 15 miles away in glendale they are ratcheting it up even more. on game day, blackhawk helicopters will fly the perimeter of the stadium in glendale enforcing a no-fly zone. cameras will send video back to command centers. >> the more we see the better off we can be, proactively monitoring looking for things happening. >> reporter: but don't try this on your own. the faa reminds everyone, this is a "no drone" zone. >> leave your drone at home. >> reporter: everything and
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everyone will be searched. even the halftime superstar. officials said today katy perry and her band will be looked over thoroughly. with all these extra cops it may seem like a war zone, but the host committee chairman from san francisco, who is touring the phoenix festivities, says there's a balance and they want to make sure they get that right next year when the games come back to the bay. >> you don't want security to be too intimidating but at the same time, fans want to know that there's security here that it's a comfortable place to bring their family and children and that will be important for us in the bay area. >> reporter: joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> super bowl 50 will be played at levi's stadium but there will be events held throughout the bay area. state senator has introduced a bill that would raise the legal age in california from 18 to 21. ed hernandez a democrat from los angeles county says his bill would curb tobacco use among teenagers but a student at chabot college in hayward told kpix 5 he started smoking at 18 and a law like this would
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probably not have stopped him. >> fact of the matter it's out there and i don't know what the level is going to be whether you're a criminator addict or you can't do it or receive a ticket. i don't know. but like i feel it should be people's own opinion, you know what i mean? it's their body at the end of the day. >> smoking age in most states is 18. a few cities including new york have raised the age to 21. palo alto may become the next bay area city to see a minimum wage hike. city council members have proposed raising the local major above the $9 mandated by the state. ordinances have been passed in san jose, mountain view and sunnyvale. time now 4:40 on this friday. hundreds of respondents to the bay area woman's call for a dinner date halfway around the world. how the big date went and the plans for another coming up. >> and what's cool about your school? you can email your nomination to us at coolschoo
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a remarkable thing has happened. over a million californians have
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gotten something that's been out of reach for far too long. health insurance. how? they enrolled through covered california. it's the health insurance marketplace where you'll find a range of plans from leading health insurance companies that offer you the best combination of quality, rates and benefits. you can compare plans side by side choose the one that best fits your needs and enroll online. is also the place to find certified experts in your area who can answer your questions for free, and help you enroll. and, through covered california, you may get financial help to pay for coverage. it's based on income, and 4 out of 5 people who have enrolled qualified. if you don't have a health plan, or you do, but you want to make sure it's the best plan for you, now's the time to visit but to get covered you've got to get going. open enrollment ends february 15th. visit today.
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a follow-up to a story. bay area entrepreneur and blogger got a reservation for two at an exclusive restaurant in tokyo. >> she needed a date and went online to find one and got one. david begnaud found out how things went. >> reporter: stephanie robesky toasted to her 39th birthday on wednesday in tokyo. the intrepid foodie with a blog called nerd world has traveled the world in search of unusual treats. she was able to snag a coveted reservation at the noma pop-up open for five weeks. it was voted the world's best in 2014. we met her two weeks ago at san francisco. stephanie was narrowing down hundreds of potential dinner dates to one lucky guy. she met the final four for coffee but one stood out. >> we got pretty deep in
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conversation and it wasn't superficial and it was -- it was just really nice. >> reporter: stephanie shared his picture with me but this bachelor prefers his privacy so no cameras on the date. she did reveal she sent him a surprise package before flying off to the far east. >> it's a little [ indiscernible ] i put the address in there, too,. >> reporter: a friend secretly left it on his doorstep. would you call them daily flirtations? >> you can call them that. [ laughter ] >> reporter: on the ground in tokyo, her mystery man left a surprise for her. then it was on to the big meal. >> it was unbelievable. it's not the taste of the food. it's, like, the experience of the food and looking at it and smelling it. >> reporter: nomo's chef is famous for serving up exotic plates and the atmosphere? romantic. >> i felt like i was going to the prom. i actually was joking with the date that i should go get him a
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boutonniere. sometimes i was thinking, like, my companion was out shining the food. [ laughter ] >> reporter: like a perfect food and wine pairing, stephanie found a man who shares her love of adventure. now she is planning to introduce some of the bachelor's who didn't suit her taste to her single friends. >> all right. well, she said she is expecting a second date. >> if you could only hear us chatting. the two were originally going to fly home separately but things went so well the man paid for her to change her flight so they could travel back to the united states together. i think they will get a second date. the latest snowpack survey shows the snow in the sierra is drying up. we'll need an epic couple of months to snap out of drought. we are only at 12% of average for this time of the year. there's less snow in the mountains than there was in rainy december. here's roberta to fill us
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in. february 6? >> i got to tell you long-range models were off when they suggested we could see at least average precipitation here in the bay area but they were spot on when they were saying that our temperatures would be well above average so even if we do see snow in lake tahoe, the temperatures are too warm. they have been in the 50s. they had record warm temperatures in the greater lake tahoe area, but lots of great things to do in the area. right now fog is a problem in the santa rosa area but look at this right now. is that photographer gregg welk out there providing this beautiful view of the bay bridge? hi, gregg, thank you for that. notice the calm waters and cloud cover at this particular time. let's check the current temperatures in the area. visibility down to about a quarter mile in santa rosa at 40 degrees. it is currently in the mid-40s with cloud cover in livermore. fog is coming in from the central valley.
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record warmth this weekend again for the second weekend. meanwhile, if you want rain, i'm still forecasting a good chance of it come thursday. rain in glendale for the super bowl but they have a retractable roof so it doesn't matter. as the front comes east we'll have gusty winds throughout the north bay and east bay. and the higher elevations. 20 to 35-mile-per-hour winds. 70s both days. 70 in monterey bay when we should be in the upper 50s. 64 mendocino. springtime skiing in the high sierra with temperatures in the low 50s. meanwhile our temperatures we should be at 58 degrees in san francisco. instead, 63 degrees. the winds will be out of the north today about 10 to 15
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miles per hour. mid-60s in santa rosa once we scrub out the fog. mid-60s in livermore when we should be around 57 degrees. and san jose is a good 6 degrees above normal for this time of the year. chance of rain thursday. we can track the system. just get our cbs bay area weather app. check conditions in your area, get realtime radar. search "kpix" in the app store and download the cbs bay area weather app. it's now available for iphone and android. liz says she will have that app by the end of the weekend. >> has my deadline passed? it's friday already. i have to get going on it. we have a traffic alert in effect. an early-morning accident happened nearly two hours ago but they have to block the left lanes so they can do repair work in the area to the road.
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so northbound 880 at marina boulevard. we're already seeing a bit of a backup. we could see bigger delays in san leandro. if you are continuing farther north, taillights are northbound in oakland. everything looks okay right now near the oakland coliseum. southbound traffic is not affected. everything is pretty quiet from oakland into hayward. if you're going all the way down to milpitas, we have a camera there at 880 and 237. everything is moving along like clockwork no big delays across this stretch. it's all good on our sensors to sunnyvale. roberta mentioned fog this morning. we do have a chp-issued dense fog advisory for parts of san jose. around that 880-280 interchange you could see a delay and visibility is an issue coming out of downtown san jose, watch out for that. otherwise all clear in our bay bridge camera. we haven't seen much of a backup yet.
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just a few slight delays in the cash lanes. but no metering lights yet. southbound 880 looks fine. mass transit is fine. remember kcbs, our radio partner, when you hit the roads at 106.9 fm or 740-am. that's your latest traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. a rare white dolphin has been seen swimming around in monterey bay. look at that. now, experts say it's likely a gray dolphin like the ones around it but it's albino or has a genetic condition that causes the white appearance. they believe the same dolphin was spotted last august. it is 4:50. san jose taking drastic action to crackdown on speeders after a deadly crash. how police plan to get driv
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a remarkable thing has happened. over a million californians have gotten something that's been out of reach for far too long. health insurance. how? they enrolled through covered california. it's the health insurance marketplace where you'll find a range of plans from leading health insurance companies that offer you the best combination of quality, rates and benefits. you can compare plans side by side choose the one that best fits your needs and enroll online. is also the place to find certified experts in your area who can answer your questions for free, and help you enroll. and, through covered california, you may get financial help to pay for coverage. it's based on income, and 4 out of 5 people
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who have enrolled qualified. if you don't have a health plan, or you do, but you want to make sure it's the best plan for you, now's the time to visit but to get covered you've got to get going. open enrollment ends february 15th. visit today.
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good morning. tgif! as you are getting out the door today we have areas of fog. can you see that? palo alto with a forecast high today of 65 degrees. swinging around to the santa clara valley, good morning, san jose, you, too averaging above- normal temperatures at 66 degrees. east of the bay pleasanton 67 degrees, north winds 5 to 15 miles an hour, moraga mid-60s. santa rosa visibility down to a quarter mile but the fog will lift, hazy sunshine and enjoy 64 degrees. enjoy san francisco average high 58 but, instead, 63 degrees. let's head to the golden gate bridge. if you are coming out of sausalito right now, this is a live look. we haven't seen the zipper truck yet but at least there's some crews trying to get fore
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southbound lane open in the commute direction. so yeah, where's the zipper truck is this we'll find out. "kcbs traffic" is all coming up. the cbs show undercover boss has a local tie. and tonight's episode features a san francisco company. stella sells to customers online and in homes. jessica herron started about 10 years ago and it's so popular the company makes $220 million a year. to see just how her employees are doing, herron decided to go undercover. >> they come up with so many different ideas these pictures are so pretty. >> pay attention. >> it's hard to focus, there's so much fun things to get distracted by. >> okay. too much. [ laughter ] >> you can see herron go undercover at stella and dot tonight at 8:00 on kpix 5. happening today, a candlelight vigil is planned in memory of a jogger killed by
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street racers in san jose. family and friends will gather to remember 24-year-old kiran pabla on her morning jog monday when street racers veered off the road and killed her. the vigil starts at 5:30 at the sikh on morillo avenue. the city is trying to get drivers to slow down on the street where she was killed. police say the two suspects were going more than 70 miles per hour on yerba buena road. now a radar sign lets drivers know when they are going over the 40-mile-per-hour speed limit. officials hope people will slow down when they see they are speeding. >> it's not going to help. >> reporter: why not? >> the hill is too steep. if you just coast down it, you're going to gain speed regardless. it won't help. >> the mayor is exploring other options to make the road safer including reinforced guardrails. no speed bumps are allowed where the speed limit is above 25 miles per hour. south san francisco is
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planning a big makeover. the city council overwhelmingly approved a plan to transform downtown including housing, shops, offices, and just about anything to generate economic activity there. the project is expected to create 2400 new jobs, changes not happening overnight. it will take 20 years. we are hearing from people who made some pretty dramatic escapes from the apartment building that burned in san francisco's mission district wednesday. flames engulfed the three-story building at 22nd and mission but tenants say they didn't hear any smoke detectors go off. 13-year-old alessandro gonzalez says he was trapped as thick, black smoke filled the hallway. >> i tried to open the window and it wouldn't bust open so i pushed it really hard and it shattered. but it still opened. >> he grabbed a dog and went through the window onto the fire escape. cell phone video captured him
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making's way down the ladder. he dropped his dog into the arms of a good samaritan and he jumped into the arms of a police officer. on the other side of the building, firefighters rescued 7 people trapped on two fire escapes. it's 4:57 now. police in oakland are searching for the man accused of sexual assaulting a 10-year-old boy. what they say made him stand out. >> this is going to be fun. those are some of the last words i would say as my plane was plummeting into the ocean but we have a new view of a man doing just bulldog: you don't need superpowers to help someone. sometimes, all it takes is a warm heart and a cold nose. that's why mattress discounters good deed dogs is raising money to train service dogs for people with disabilities. i would never imagine a life without an assistance dog ever again. i relied on people a lot. he helps me live a more independent
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est like just jump and they caught me. >> tenants at the apartment building that burned in san francisco's mission district say the fire escapes didn't work and the smoke detectors didn't sound. one person was killed when the building went up in flames. >> always looking at trends and things that are occurring
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around the world. >> unprecedented measures are in place for security at the super bowl in the wake of terror attacks overseas. in addition to metal detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs, blackhawk helicopters will enforce a no-fly zone that applies to drones, too. >> in the emergency room and then they announced there's [ indiscernible ] >> uc-davis medical center in sacramento is testing a patient for ebola. the patient is low risk but shows enough symptoms to call for testing. 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. >> and good morning to you, i'm juliette goodrich in for michelle griego. >> happy friday, everyone! i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:00. and we need a little traffic and weather because the weekend is upon us. >> yes. >> and we have some areas of fog there concerning this morning because it's limiting visibility in santa rosa and san rafael. down to about a quarter mile. otherwise, cloud cover will greet you as you get ready to head out and these are the numbers you can anticipate. we are


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