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good morning everyone, it's tuesday, september 15th. i'm michelle griego. >> and hi everyone, i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:00 at this hour, and today cooler temperatures. some higher humidity are helping the firefighters up north battling that valley fire in lake and napa counties. so far, 62,000 acres have burned. fire only 10% contained. the flames have destroyed 585 homes and hundreds of other buildings are in harm's way. 9,000 more structures are threatened. 13,000 people have all been evacuated and today all the schools in lake county are closed because of the fire. now a map shows the extent of the fire thus far. you can see the large area there in red that's burned. that's what has burned since the fire started saturday afternoon. cate cauguiran is in middletown with the details on a woman who died in the heavy destruction -- and the heavy destruction in that community. >> reporter: well, frank, let's first go to some more damage that we are seeing here in
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middletown. you take a look at this car in the driveway of a house that once was standing here but now all we see is the frame of this family-like vehicle. you can see that the fire was so hot it melted the tires off. we're also learning more about that woman who lost her life to this same fire. she lived on the outskirts of where we are here in middletown and lake county officials say she never had a chance. as the wildfire raged from the hillsides ravaging homes, 72- year-old barbara mcwilliams was trapped. she lived in the western outskirts of middletown in an area called anderson springs. officials say the disabled retired schoolteacher wasn't able to join the 20,000 evacuees as they raced the flames to safety. and the devastation continues this morning for hundreds more families cal fire says the damage is close to 600 homes lost and thousands more threatened. by this fast growing fire and one resident told us most of the homes in his neighborhood were wiped out. >> there was 200 -- i probably -- what i could see maybe -- maybe 20?
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i don't know. or less. >> reporter: if i could have came back and my house would have like over here, it would be heart-breaking. just unbelievable heart- breaking. >> reporter: on the front lines firefighters got a little bit of relief. skies cleared up just enough for air support to drop water from above. which i know from being here a few times is crucial to cal fire. firefighters on the ground exhausted. but persistent were digging in as flames from the valley fire continued to roll down the hillside. as we mentioned a few minutes ago, weather was on firefighters' side yesterday and hopefully it will be key in helping firefighters get a better handle on this. roberta gonzales says it's actually a couple of degrees warmer than it was yesterday. but the reason is because there's much more humidity in the air. and the winds are a little bit cooler so hopefully that will help firefighters in their fight today. reporting live in middletown, cate cauguiran, kpix 5. >> some fire evacuees are sharing cell phone video of the destruction. this video taken by a friend is the only glimpse the family has
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had of their house. a husband and wife live with their daughter in tents on the calistoga fairgrounds and the younger woman says reality has not hit them yet. >> i think after this whole thing happens, they don't have their house, that's when they're going to really feel it afterwards. >> some have told me it's burned down. others have told me it's fine. and i'm just kind of like waiting until i can go back up there. >> many people have been posting pictures on social media of the valley fire. this is what windsor fire crews are up against. a woman posted this shot of the smoky sky outside her house before she evacuated. she says so far, she's heard her home is okay. but she won't be able to go back for at least a few more days. and we have much more on the valley fire online. you can see our continuing coverage on >> and a little relief for the firefighters up there and humidity is better and a little bit cooler too right? >> yeah. as far as our afternoon high temperatures. we are averaging 10 to 12
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degrees below average. which is certainly good news, what is not good news is the air quality. it has been updated to moderate. it's still pretty unhealthy if you ask me. i've been talking to lots of people. they have been having nose problems and throat problems and eye problems. headaches. asthma has been now on the high side as well. so the weather certainly helping but the air quality is deteriorating. we do have the higher humidity today. it's still a little bit on the breezy side however. and we do have a lot of moisture in the atmosphere to help those fire fighting efforts. the winds are currently at 13 around the tri-valley and also in the napa area where they will blow up to about 15 miles per hour today. but this is such a monster fire storm it generates its own weather pattern. but definitely the cooler air mass and the higher humidity is beneficial. we do have cloud cover over the bay right now. a combination of a very deep marine layer and lingering clouds from yesterday's upper level disturbance. temperatures are in the 50s and 60s and later today remaining unseasonably mild away from the
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bay. upper 50s at the beaches with partial coastal clearing and 60s bayside and fullon sunshine inland but only in the mid 70s. rain is back in the forecast, track it together in less than ten minutes. but right now here's liza. we have better news for highway 4. we have been watching that sig alert in the eastbound direction. the eastbound highway 4 accident at bay point is in the final clearing stages with all lanes now open. as we check on the san jose commute, this is live pictures now of 280 approaching the lee avenue. where traffic is still flowing well in both directions of 280. there are no delays as of yet for that northbound 280 commute approaching downtown san jose. we're also going to check on those road closures because of the valley fire. highway 128 remains shut down in both directions approaching ida clayton. and heading towards highway 29, that is shut down both ways at tubs lane as we check on the rest of the commute. it has been a busy one in the north bay. the overnight roadwork we had in san rafael has been cleared out. all lanes are now open for you
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through central san rafael and southbound 101 approaching the golden gate bridge, traffic is flowing well getting into san francisco and bay bridge toll plaza metering lights are on and it's backed up into the maze. guys? thank you. more traffic hassles expected this weekend in san francisco. all because of a major tech convention going on and let's go live to kpix 5's kiet do so he can explain the changes all made to accommodate dream force. good morning kiet. [ sirens ] >> reporter: yes, dream force now being billed as the largest software convention on earth. i'm going to speak up here because some sirens are going off here. but sales force is saying they have about 16 # thousand people now registered for this convention. that is roughly the population of sunnyvale, jammed into to a already crowded san francisco. as a result, dream force has a laundry list of closures and detours and muni bus rerouteing to talk about. take public transportation or use alternate routes. they're being warned of heavy foot traffic and parking control and police officers will be out in force and this is only day two of five. the conference wraps up on friday.
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now with all those people, there simply aren't enough hotel rooms to go around. so 1100 people are staying in an unusual spot. it's a cruise ship that's been dubbed the dream boat. it's docked at pier 27. sales force partnered with celebrity cruises to offer these accommodations after thousands of people got stuck paying a premium for hotels last year. rooms on the ship start at $250 a night. and it is sold out. >> it's an experience being on board because we are able to offer more than five star service. as a floating hotel. >> it's an interesting idea. as soon as they announced they were going to do it i immediately wanted to stay on the ship. just new experience, first time. >> reporter: and so neighborhood associations complained there was not enough public notice about putting the city's first floating hotel on the waterfront. the dream bet will be -- boat will be docked until friday. we're live in san francisco, kiet do, kpix 5. today, berkeley could follow in the footsteps of healdsburg and new york city.
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at raising the poking age. the -- smoking age. the city council is voting on a proposal to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21. according to the council member who submitted the proposal, nearly 909% of smokers before -- 90% of smokers begin before the age of 18. also consider a plan to boost the minimum wage to $19 an hour over the next five years. the proposal from the city's labor commission suggests bumping up the 2016 increase to $13 an hour. followed by an increase to $14.50 in 2017, $16 in 2018, $17.50 in 2019, and $19 an hour in 2020. >> get that girl a water. >> yes. >> an effort underway to make it easier for developers to build below market rate homes in san francisco. amendments for the inclusionary housing ordinance are scheduled to be introduced to the board of supervisors today. the intent is to speed up
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production of below market rate homes and san francisco has the goal of providing more than 10,000 such units by the year 2020. video from a south bay drone store shows thieves breaking in. they targeted drones plus in santa clara. the suspects ran into the showroom after breaking a window. then grabbed what they could in less than two minutes. the store manager says this break-in was not an isolated incident. other drones plus stores in southern california and vancouver, canada have also been hit. >> our products are pretty hot. these -- these drones -- these are interesting pieces and of course everyone wants to play with them. >> the manager says they did not get any of the high priced drones the store sells because employees take them and lock them up each night. santa clara police are still trying to identify the suspects. time now is 6:09. eight people are dead and others are still missing after a flood hilt the home base of the infamous polygamist sect in utah. >> the valley fire has
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devastated a popular and historic resort here in lake county. i'm cate cauguiran live in middletown with the details when we return on kpix 5. >> a little bit of good news for the firefighters with the valley fire. we have rain back in the forecast and we'll tell you exactly when and where to expect it. >> it's looking like rush hour at the bay bridge toll plaza. where traffic is backed up into the macarthur maze and the metering lights are on. i'll have a ,,
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strong. the fire has scorched 97 square miles and is 10% contained. the flames have destroyed 585 homes are threatening thousands more. 13,000 people have evacuate asked today all schools in lake county are closed. and that fire tore through a popular retreat in middletown. cate cauguiran is there with details. >> reporter: michelle, for many here in lake county, harbin hot springs one of the oldest in the state has been a home away from home. now the hot springs has long been known for its mineral pools and rustic beauty. a place for people to unwind while the historic pool survived the fire, many of the buildings did not and that includes the retreat center and the bungalows. which are now nothing but ash. the destruction has customers already feeling nostalgic. >> the scenery. was basically what everyone liked. the adobe kind of like housing that kind of thing and spas. just like relaxing basically. >> relaxing time. healthy food. it was just -- center, nice
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living. >> reporter: the harbin website reads -- >> reporter: the staff from harbin haven't yet been able to go assess and the damage but they promise to rebuild they say. reporting live in middletown, cate cauguiran, kpix 5. eight people are dead and at least five others are missing after a flash flood hit southern utah. authorities say 16 women and children all in two vehicles and were caught off-guard by a big wall of water and hilldale. rescuers managed to save three of them. >> more significant flood than we've had for quite some time. obviously it took them off- guard. they were well back from where the flood channel usually is. >> this area is the home base of warren jeffs' sect. the victims reportedly didn't get the storm warnings because their religion prevents them from paying attention to the
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electronic media. a physical education advocacy group is calling for the state to crack down on some bay area school districts. it's filed a petition that is named palo alto unified and menlo park city and mountain view and dozens of other school districts nationwide. the petition claims the districts aren't complying with the minimum pe requirements for students. one of the big side stories of last night's 49ers and vikings' game in santa clara was the nfl debut of running back jared main. >> he's got quite a following, hayne is a rugby star and made the team. however his first regular season game for the niners, a little bit shaky. you watch him here muff a punt that minnesota recovered. >> yeah, the wind got ahold of it. it was behind him at the start. and so i was thinking that you know, the worst thing that could happen was go over my head. so kind of hedging and he just kind of put it up with the wind and wanted to wind to make it
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work. -- the wind to make it work. >> in australia it was early afternoon and some people actually skipped work to see him play in the game. he's a rock star. from the land down under. >> and his accent is awesome. >> all the ladies are like oh my god who is this guy? >> i was like oh my god when he fumbled the ball. he had not done that the whole preseason. and rugby is all about your hands. >> everyone thought he would be perfect as a punt returner but number one came down. >> we were looking at the uniforms. >> that's what we were looking at? >> sound off on that, go to the kpix 5 facebook page and we've had over 28,000 people check in on that and tell us whether or not they like the new uniforms. >> by the way -- >> the four of us say eight? >> i think only one football team in town should be able to wear black, just saying okay? >> they're 1 will of 0 in those -- 1-0 in these uniforms. we're going to talk about 580 leaving the altamont pass. where it's going to be slow from beyond the 205 interchange. altamont pass road which had been shut down for a while for
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emergency road repair still shut down approaching greenville. expect long delays for the west 580 commute. the golden gate bridge drive, southbound traffic still good approaching san francisco. no delays for marin county as of yet approaching the city. but we do want to highlight some of the highway closures because of the valley fire. highway 29 remains shut down both ways approaching robert louis stephenson and also shut down at tubs lane and 128 is closed in both directions approaching ida clayton. as we check on the bridge commutes this morning, westbound traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights are on and traffic is backed up from the foot of the macarthur maze, the sensors are picking up delays now for the east shore freeway. between the carquinez bridge and the maze it's going to cost you 26 minutes now for that commute. very sluggish traffic through berkeley and emeryville. westbound traffic at the same sex marriage, it's looking okay -- san mateo bridge, it's looking okay on the span. just very brief delay around mid span and b.a.r.t. is on time. no problems to report for muni.
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that's a look at kcbs traffic. here's roberta. be honest, do you like the uniforms? >> i don't like how they look now. i want them to just win. >> good morning everybody. i needed to use my wipers coming to work this morning because of this right here, it's very deep marine layer. we currently have temperatures in the 50s and 60s a pretty strong robust sea breeze out of the west up to about 15 miles per hour. looks like today's high temperatures will top off in the 60s and in the 70s. when you look at these temperatures away from the bay, these numbers are averaging 10 to 12 degrees. even 13 below average east of the bay. winds today are going to be pretty erratic out of the southwest and west and then rotating to the northwest about 15 miles per hour. looks like we have favorable conditions for fire fighting efforts in lake in napa counties due to the relative humidity is up. we had the cooler temperatures and then yet tomorrow, while computer models are still out on just how much rain we should
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expect right now. it's looking like at least a tenth of an inch of rain. could be as much as two tenths in the area where is the fire fighting efforts are. meanwhile temperatures rebound on thursday and by friday seasonal highs and then we get hot over the weekend. flirting with triple digits. again the latest forecast for the valley fire. cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity. but still a little bit on the breezy side with those on again off again rain showers beginning about lunch hour on wednesday. carrying on over to the overnight hours until early thursday morning. make it a great day everyone. all right roberta thank you. 6:20 right now. a classic race car is back with its rightful owner this morning. thanks to bay area police ,,,,
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good morning everyone. new coach, new uniforms, and a brand new season. here's how it came down last night against the minnesota vikings. there are the new black uniforms, scheduled to wear them one more time later this season. final minute of the first half. carlos hyde with the spin move to shake free. take it to the end zone. 7-0 lead. hyde, well over 100 yards for the first time in his career. the fourth quarter, san francisco now up 10-3. and they just keep giving minnesota a heavy dose of hyde. the 17 yard run. the 49ers win on monday night football, beating minnesota 20- 3. baseball. let's hope -- she gets her birthday wish. giants taking on the reds. stay hot, that man marlon byrd. double deep to right and knocked in brandon belt. the giants beat the reds 5-3 and san francisco has won four in a row. but they still trail the dodgers by seven and a half games.
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and fans trying to break the deadlock with a little rally dance. a's and white sox going extras. tied at 7 and 14th inning and melky cabrera singles to right. the throw is late and geovany soto scores and chicago wins this five hour marathon 8-7. only blemish for the 49ers last night, reggie bush a calf injury. coach says it's not serious, we'll have more on that tonight but the 49ers off to a roaring start under the jim tomsula, 1- 0. don't forget, he won his first game as an interim coach back in 2010. so officially, he's 2-0. i'm dennis o'donnell, see you tonight. >> so the niners were winners, how about the other monday night football game last night in we got the falcons and eagles and philly's alonzo incredible one handed interception, matt ryan the passer, the interceptor there. one more look. one hand up and he'll just snag it and pull it down.
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nice play for the eagles needed a few more of those, they lose by a deuce, 26-24 atlanta a big winner. coming up on kpix 5, nearly 600 homes lost. thousands more threatened. the valley fire continues to burn this morning. i'm cate cauguiran live in middletown with more on the woman firefighters say never had a chance to survive. >> reporter: and i'm kiet do, we are live in san francisco where dream force is in town. but it's shaping up to be a but it's shaping up to be a ,,,,fic nightmare for the
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and good tuesday morning everyone, it's september 15th. i'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:30. today cooler temperatures and higher humidity are helping firefighters battling the valley fire in lake and napa counties. so far, 62,000 acres have burned. the fire is now 10% contained. the flames have destroyed 585 homes and hundreds of other buildings. 9,000 more structures are threatened. 13,000 people have been evacuated. today all schools in lake county are closed because of the fire. a map shows the extend of the fire so far. you can see the large area in red there. that's what's burned since the fire started on saturday. and cate cauguiran is will middletown -- in middletown to show us the devastation and tell us about a person who did not make it out alive. >> reporter: well, michelle i can tell you right about now, from what i remember when i've been covering these fires in the past, this is the time where cal fire is regrouping. this is when they're going to
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update. we should be expecting new numbers in the next half hour on the progress that they have made from the day before. but we want to show you more of that devastation that we're seeing here this morning. we can get a closer look at these homes that have leveled to the ground and we're also learning more details about a life lost. lake county officials say she never had a chance. as the wildfire was raging through the hillsides, burning through homes, 72-year-old barbara mcwilliams was trapped. she lived in the western outskirts of middletown in an area called ander son springs. frank hoss says most of the homes were wiped out. >> there was 200 -- i probably -- what i could see, maybe 20? i don't know. or less. >> reporter: mrs. mcwilliams was at the back of the neighborhood. the disabled retired schoolteacher just wasn't able to join the 20,000 or so other evacuees as they raced the flames to safety. on the front lines, exhausted
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but persistent firefighters are digging in. as flames from the valley fire coinue to roll out of control down the hillside. for the first time since saturday, the skies cleared just enough today for air support to drop water from above. fire officials say lower temperatures and higher humidity are helping them get better containment. >> i'm a pretty tough individual. but i had some fears. >> reporter: roger beavers is both surprised and grateful to realize his home is somehow still standing even though so many of his neighbors will eventually arrive home to nothing. >> if i would have came back and my house would have been like over here, it would be heart-breaking. just unbelievable heart- breaking. >> reporter: now no matter how many times we see scenes like this of homes that have been leveled down to the ground, it is still very hard to see. we're looking at what used to be a garage area for this one family here now. it's just a mangled mess. and it's hard looking at the damage now. we can only imagine it will be harder for evacuees as they start to come back to these homes and these areas. and so i know it will be really
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hard but hopefully today will be an easier fight for firefighters with the higher humid hatefuls and -- humidity levels and lower temperatures. reporting live in middletown, cate cauguiran, kpix 5! eight of the people are firefighters and don lopez though is a lucky one. he's a firefighter for the south lake county. he was in cobb where the valley fire first broke out on saturday. when he heard the flames were headed straight for his own home. he tells us he was stunned to see among all the ash and debris his home still standing. >> i drove down the street and i was looking around and all my neighbors were gone and i'm just devastated. and i just thought my house is going to be gone. as i came around the corner i saw it and i didn't know what to do. i just started crying. i was just frozen probably for about an hour. just staring at my house. and just glad it's still here. >> he says his daughter though had no such luck. her family lost everything in the fire. he was back on the front lines yesterday and says he will continue to fight that valley fire. and scientists are concerned
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about another factor that could hinder fire fighting. the snow pack in the sierra is the lowest it's been in 500 years they say. with no snow in the mountains to melt and turn into water, there's no relief from the bone dry conditions. the governor governor brown has declared a state of emergency to deal with the valley fire while staying prepared for any others that might start. >> we need our short-term, which is to deal with the forests, with preventative fires, it's to build up our fire personnel and the equipment that is needed. and be ready to pull in resources from all over. >> this morning, some fire evacuees will be allowed to retrieve pets and livestock left behind when the flames broke out. for the animals this were rescued an evacuation center is filling up with dogs cats horses and cows. people are bringing in food and other necessities to feed and shelter both pets and farm animals. light rain and cooler temperatures are helping crews balling the butte fire in the
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sierra foothills. cal fire says the wildfire is now 35% contained. more than 71,000 acres have burned. that's about the size of oakland, berkeley, and san leandro combined. 166 homes have been destroyed and thousands of people still cannot go back home because 6400 homes are still threatened. we have continuing coverage of the major wildfires on our website. there's also information on how to donate to relief efforts. time for a check of weather now. and a little bit of relief for the firefighters up there with that higher humidity. >> you know i can't wrap my head around. that because every year with the american diabetes association we ride 100 miles around cobb and middletown and anderson springs and i don't know if i can go up and see that at this particular time. >> probably not. >> it is. we have some relief today for the fire firefighterring efforts, the cooler temperatures a higher relative humidity and the winds are still a little erratic. but not as gusty as they have been in recent days.
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so here's the forecast. helping firefighters with the temperatures. 10 to about 13 degrees below average. we have rain back in the forecast and that will be tomorrow from about lunchtime all the way until early thursday morning. but right now, it looks like less than a tenth of an inch of rain. we'll watch that close right now. we have south-southwest winds at 11 in san ramon. 13 in concord. otherwise the winds are flattening out in the napa area at 9. this is the scene at levi's stadium. home of last night's 49ers' home opener victory. temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. and it is now 60 degrees in san jose. going up to a high there today of 74. about 13 degrees below average in throughout the tri-valley today and 70s will be common around the northern portion of the bay area. high 50s and low 60s around the beaches and 70s peninsula. again, rain back in the forecast we'll track it together in less than ten minutes. frank? bring it on. okay thanks. crowds are expected to be big
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and traffic will likely be awful as san francisco hosts a big tech convention this week and kpix 5's kiet do joins us now with thousands expected for the annual dreamforce conference and you know they're out there because they all have little placards around their neck. right? >> reporter: yeah. you know we're seeing a lot of activity out here a lot of people wearing their convention badges out here. check it out. this is the scene out here at the dreamforce and if you look inside there, well, the sun is not even up yet and we have people already registering for the convention. just how busy it's going to be today. this is the largest software convention on the planet. it's begun in san francisco and so have the traffic headaches. dreamforce has a laundry list of street detours and muni bus rerouting to talk about. take public transportation or use alternate routes. they're also being warned of heavy foot traffic and to expect major traffic congestion in and around moscone center every day this week. from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. until friday. the convention is boasting up to 160,000 attentees and the grandmother -- attendees and
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the grumbling from neighbors has already begun. >> we're concerned, many of us are concerned with the loud noise, the amplified music. the -- the glare from lights. the traffic congestion. perhaps even the traffic gridlock that would result from dreamforce is going to spill over into our neighborhoods. >> reporter: all righty, so you're looking at a live picture of howard and fourth. they've got howard shut down between 3rd and 4th pretty impressive setup that they've got up out here. if you can -- or if you are not involved with dreamforce and you're advised to stay away from moscone center. the traffic blockages last until sunday. we're live in san francisco, kiet do, kpix 5. >> yeah, market street is a mess. >> yes, rough on the roads. not only is there dreamforce but also a game. >> that's right. the giants are playing tonight at 7:00. we're going to have baseball traffic and convention traffic and all of it is going to create gridlock on san francisco's city streets. near moscone center, and near
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at&t. as we move on and check on bay area freeways, good morning everybody. we're going to talk about this accident southbound 88 # just before 238. blocking the left lane. we've had a series of accidents all along the commute direction of 880 between san leandro and hayward. this latest one blocking the left lane and roberta has been talking about the light drizzle in some areas. so roadways are damp for some commutes and you may be using the windshield wipers this morning. westbound 92 heading across the san mateo bridge, it's already sluggish with brake lights all the way across the span. use the dunbarton bridge as an alternative. the bay bridge stacked up solid into the macarthur maze. an earlier accident cleared from fremont street and drive times are now up to 36 minutes between the carquinez bridge and the macarthur maze in oakland. as we check on the altamont pass, that's always going to be a slow commute and this morning it is stacked up solid from the 205 interchange approaching 580. in the silicon valley. 280 still looking okay with no major delays through san jose. that's a look at your kcbs
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traffic. guys? thank you. it's now out of jail while facing charges connected to an attack here in san francisco in a car and a driver ian hespelt posted bail yesterday. the car's driver's side window was broken. he has pled not guilty. in a san ramon man has his 1967 ford mustang fastback back after it was stolen. about a week ago. >> someone stole a pickup and trailer containing the race car from outside mike chadwick's home last week. he had given up hope but friday, an oakland police officer found the pickup in an industrial park with help from a license plate reader, the trailer and mustang were located nearby. chadwick was pleased to see most everything intact. >> i thought they were going to pull the motor and transmission out. and within the first day. but there was so much heat from facebook and the police
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departments and the highway patrol and -- that i think that they put it in their storage yard and scurried like cockroaches to get away from it. >> the custom car is worth more than $100,000. time now 6:41. deadly floods hit the home base of an infamous polygamist sect. and the victims may not have even known the storm was coming. >> and the american airlines admits it made a dangerous mistake involving a flight from
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east of the bay, winds will be pretty light out of the west 5 to 10 miles per hour. in the 70s. otherwise erratic winds along the immediate seashore. 5 to 15 miles per hour in stinson beach. we're cranesting to 20 -- increasing to 20 late day. thank you roberta. retail sales moved higher in the month of august and indicating that consumers will keep economic growth going. >> here now is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks -- here now is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. good morning. >> good morning michelle and good morning frank. consumer busier spending money in august although mostly it's clothing stores and sporting goods and also in autodealerships. overall commerce department sales were up by .2%. little weaker than what we saw in july. but a big part of that was that gas prices were down and gasoline stations saw sales fall off. also labor day weekend was pushed further into september. that likely dragged sales into this month which could see a
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bigger boost. also couple of other economic reports out. we're a little less than enthusiastic factory production down and also manufacturing in the new york region of the federal reserve falling for the second straight month. donating no your favorite political candidate will be as easy as using twitter, partnering up with online payment from swear to allow politicians to send out tweets with their candidacies and people on twitter can respond by entering their debit card using a button on the site to make those contributions. stock market trying to rebound after a negative start to the week, let's look at the big board see how we're doing and pretty flat start ahead of that fed meeting this week. the dow is up a little over 20 points and nasdaq is flat and the s&p is up by 2 points. michelle and frank back to you. >> all right jason brooks from kcbs news, thank you. it is 6:46 now. crews in utah are searching for some missing people after flash floods that killed at least eight others. as cbs news' don champion reports, the women and children were in two vehicles that were
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caught off-guard by a wall of water. >> yeah they're getting everybody out. >> reporter: witness video shows not only the power of the deadly flash floods, but also the desperate effort to save lives. here, crews one by one pull women and children out of the packed car being swept away by raging water. just in time, everyone got out. but there are some people missing in southern utah. fire officials say 16 women and children in two vehicles were washed away monday evening when severe storms sent flood waters down canyons in the town of hilldale. >> as far as who's survivors and who's missing, we don't know at this point. >> reporter: through the night, the search continued for more victims. the youngest is thought to be just 4 years old. there were three survivors. don champion, cbs news! police think some of the
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residents didn't know about the storm warnings. time now is 6:47. let's get another check on traffic. >> hi there michelle and frank. and good morning everybody. we're going to talk about the silicon valley where it has been a smooth commute for all of santa clara county. no major delays so far for 101 approaching the 280 and 680 interchange. but right here that northbound 280 commute is beginning to slow down approaching lee avenue. it's going to be heavy getting into downtown san jose this morning. so it took a while for the backups but now it's slow for you for the northbound drive. the bay bridge commute leaving oakland heading into the statement metering lights were -- city, metering lights were stitched on and now traffic delayed into the macarthur maze approaching the metering lights with more backups between the carquinez bridge and the maze in oakland is clocking in at a 38 minute drive time. for that commute. and a reminder, we expect big time gridlock in san francisco. we've got the dreamforce convention we've been talking about with big delays around
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the moscone center. muni is rerouting bus lines and later on this evening, the giants will be playing in san francisco around 7:00. so it's going to be a lot of traffic in san francisco especially for the evening commute. now heading into the city by way of the golden gate bridge, southbound traffic is looking okay. approaching san francisco and just a reminder because of the valley fire, highway 29 remains shut down at robert louis stevenson. it's also closed at tubs lane and highway 128 is closed in both directions approaching ida clayton road. meantime, the san mateo bridge has been very slow westbound traffic heavy approaching the toll plaza. then it is slow in patches all the way across the bridge heading towards foster city. a 22 minute drive time between hayward and san mateo at this hour, drive times are up and fortunately it has been a smooth morning for local transit. still no delays for b.a.r.t. all local transit across the board checking in with no delays, that's a look at your kcbs traffic. roberta? how about it and even with the very deep marine later morning, so far no reports of
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any local airport delays. let's take a look at the weather watchers and see who's checking in with us this morning. we have temperatures that looks like pretty much in the 50s and 60s and everybody is reporting mostly cloudy skies from los altos through alameda and also in vallejo. good morning weather watchest, thanks for waking up with us right here on kpix 5. let's take a look at the hi-def doppler radar. what's that? that's all condensation associated with that deep marine layer. hopefully it pushes on shore that would be nice. bay bridge was picking up some light precipitation that has dissipated moved out of here. we still have plenty of cloud cover looking out towards levi's stadium. after last night's 49ers' victory over the vikings. temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. the winds have been on shore out of the west up to about 13 miles per hour. we'll be kind of erratic during the afternoon hours. 10 to 15 miles per hour. and so we're waking up with the deep marine layer and you may need to use your wipers near the bay and also the seashore. otherwise, turning partly
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cloudy at the beaches and lots of sunshine away from the bay and another shot of rain showers on wednesday. this is our satellite and radar, and see those clouds? i'm going to blow this up here so you can get a bigger picture. we have this area of low pressure and we have some wraparound moisture. this is taking a nosedive in a southerly direction and according to our futurecast, we should see some much-needed precipitation this time with the bullseye more north of the golden gate bridge. so there you have the rain showers tomorrow afternoon. and lake and napa counties assisting those fire fighting efforts. but right now computer models suggest that any kind of totals will be generally less than is about .15 of rain. 70s and 80s in the central valley. a threat of the late day thunderstorm in the high sierra. we'll keep a watchful eye on that for the potential of fire danger. sun at 6:51. tonight by the time it sets temperatures about 13 degrees below where they should be for this time of the year east of the bay 74 san jose.
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refreshing 70s north bay. however, moderate air quality due to the valley fire. 71 degrees in redwood city. now the extended forecast calls for that rain tomorrow widespread beginning after -- oh i'd say about 1:00, 2:00 in the afternoon hours. we begin to see seasonal high temperatures on friday. and then we warm up substantially in time for the weekend. make it a great day. michelle? all right roberta thank you. american airlines admits it made a mistake putting a plane in the air that wasn't certified to fly across the pacific to hawaii. an airbus did not have an important -- have important items like extra fire extinguishers or extra oxygen for medical emergencies. american should have sent a different model. and an employee recognized the error as the plane was in transit on august 31st. the airline canceled the return trip and the plane flew back to l. a. without passengers. >> pilots didn't know. they weren't the ones that called american airlines and said we have a problem. somebody in dallas said i think you have a problem. and notified the pilots.
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>> it was just shocking to me that it was possible to make that level of mistake given all the technology and all the people who double check those things. >> american only started flying the airbus to hawaii last month. it is 6:53. coming up a possible tipping point in the refugee crisis in europe as police begin arresting migrants now looking for a safe haven. >> reporter: the valley fire is one of the worst wildfires in california history. i'm cate cauguiran live in middletown with some new numbers on the valley fire when numbers on the valley fire when we return on kpix 5. ,,,,,,
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criticism from fellow european union members. they failed to reach agreement yesterday on a plan. police in arizona hope a $50,000 reward will lead to an arrest in a spring of freeway shootings -- string of freeway shootings. on sunday three teenagers using slingshots were charged with copycat crimes. but police believe the actual shooter is still on the loose. there have been 11 shootings along interstate 10 in phoenix since august 29th. parents in seattle are scrambling to find child care as the teachers' strike enters its fifth day. the strike is over pay raises and the length of the school day. it's delayed the start of the public school year for about 53,000 students. and the berkeley city council could vote tonight on a plan to boost the minimum wage to $19 an hour over the next five years. now that proposal is based on a study from the city's labor commission and it would raise the minimum wage the $13 an hour next year with additional yearly increases through 2020. the dreamforce convention gets underway this morning in san francisco. the annual software conference
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from salesforce will mean big traffic tie-ups in the area around the moscone center. dreamforce starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs through friday night. >> reporter: i'm cate cauguiran live in middletown with some new numbers on the valley fire. we now know it's burned up to 67,000 acres. about 15% contained but the damage here is still devastating. and widespread. we're learning also more about the woman who lost her life to this fire. lake county officials say she never had a chance. as the wildfire raged from the hillsides ravaging homes, 72- year-old barbara mcwilliams was trapped and lived in an area called anderson springs. officials say she wasn't able to join the 20,000 evacuees as they raced the flames to safety. cal fire says the damage is now close to 600 homes lost and thousands more threatened by this fast growing fire. on the front lines firefighters did get a little bit of relief. skies cleared up just enough for air support to drop from above. i'm sure they're hoping for that today. firefighters on the ground were
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digging in as flames from the valley fire continued to roll down the hillside. now we know that weather was on firefighters' side yesterday. hopefully it will be key in fighting this fire today. we're hoping for more humidity and cooler temperatures and again to help all these firefighters out in this fight. reporting live in middletown, cate cauguiran, kpix 5. and as we shift gears and look at this morning's commute, it's been a tough ride on the nimitz. south 880 just before 238, the latest accident now blocking the left hand lane. bay bridge commuting is going to be backed up through the macarthur maze and drive times up to 42 minutes between the carquinez bridge and the maze in oakland. do regular big time days -- regular big time delays in the city. a dark and snot so stormy morning but it is gloomy out there and we have areas of drizzle and temperatures in the 50s and 60s. the drizzle is all associated with a very deep marine layer partial coastal clearing. 50s and 60s there and otherwise full on sunshine away from the bay. but unseasonably mild into the
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70s. we have rain returning back to the area tomorrow and certainly good news for fire fighting efforts. >> that's good good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, september 15th, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." deadly flash flooding sweeps away cars carrying women and children. we're in utah with the frantic search for survivors. violent california fires you say people to return to their homes to find nothing left. but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. basically the vehicles were september into the creek. what we know n


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