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good morning. it's thursday, december 17th. i'm michelle griego. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza, the cars are stacking up. already backing up in the cash lanes. good morning, it's 5:00. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. half-sister of two children found dead in a redding storage unit say it could have been prevented. their mother was killed in a car accident so the two young children were in custody of the cousin tami joy huntsman. she and gonzalo curiel had been arrested in the case. huntsman was reported to child protective services four times in the last year for alleged neglect. each time workers visited her salinas home but the kids were allowed to stay. >> why do this now? why to these children? why did you do what you did? i mean, were you sick? were you going through something? did you need help? if so, why didn't you get the
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proper help? >> the investigation began when their 9-year-old sister was found in a plumas county with signs of severe abuse. she is undergoing treatment at the hospital. later this morning, funeral services will be held in san francisco for mario woods, the young man who was shot and killed by police this month. anne makovec is at police headquarters in san francisco where the chief spoke about some changes following the shooting. anne. >> reporter: and in the meantime there are three separate investigations going on right now into those officers' conduct. 26-year-old mario woods was shot and killed by police on december 2 in the bayview neighborhood. he was wielding a kitchen knife. he is accused of using it in a stashing earlier that day. and the confrontation between woods and five officers, you have probably seen this video, caught by several witnesses' cell phone videos that raised questions as to how much of a threat woods actually was. the incident prompting changes within the sfpd including a new system that holds officers more
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accountable for use of force. >> at any time that an officer points his gun at somebody, he has to document that and write a report as to why. >> reporter: the shooting has really renewed the call for police to be armed with tasers. people supporting that plan, the police chief, the mayor and the president of the officers union all saying that the outcome of this situation with woods could have been very different if officers did have access to tasers at the time. woods' funeral is set for 11:00 this morning in the bayview. live in san francisco, anne makevoc, kpix 5. three jail guards accused of murder in santa clara county want to bar the public and news media from the courtroom. the three men are accused of beating an inmate to death in august and assaulting another. the defense claims extensive publicity about the case already threatens the chance of a fair trial and that following the public into a preliminary hearing would negatively influence potential jurors.
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it is 5:02. yesterday roberta all morning long said she was cold. are you cold today? >> i'm not. not at all. i was yesterday until i ran the coit tower steps. that warms me up! >> management just called and you are on for monday and tuesday to work. >> deal. >> just so now. >> deal. >> enjoy that raider game sunday. [ laughter ] >> the raider game actually will be dry. albeit cloudy. good morning, everybody. out the door right now we have a combination of partly to mostly cloudy skies. temperatures not quite as chilly as we were 24 hours ago into the 30s away from the bay of water. 47 degrees in san francisco. here's how we are playing your temperatures today. mid- to high 50s. we have storms marching this way. we'll track them together at 18 minutes after the hour.
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delays on bart because of earlier equipment problems on one of the trains, no delays on ace, caltrain or ferries. just be prepared for backups now on the nimitz. this is because of roadwork in the northbound direction between marina and davis in san leandro. crews will be out there for about the next hour or so, so expect those backups. over at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's still looking good. just a brief delay in those outside lanes. a nice start to the drive. i'll have more "kcbs traffic" in a few minutes. more problems in southern california stemming from a natural gas leak. the los angeles unified school district is closing two elementary schools in porter ranch. school officials say the odor is distracting students and preventing learning. the toxic gas has been seeping out of a southern california gas company facility since october. resident and pets have gotten sick from breathing the hazardous air. a group is urging state
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regulators to impose a $163 million fine on pg&e. it stems from the deadly 2010 san bruno pipeline explosion. investigators say flawed recordkeeping tribute to that disaster. the consumer group claims pg&e still doesn't have comprehensive records for pressure tests on about 1,000 miles of pipe. comcast has agreed to pay $26 million to settle an illegal dumping case. a former technician blew the whistle after watching the cable giant put electronic waste into landfills for years instead of recycling it. everything from telephones and remotes to circuit boards and batteries. prosecutors say comcast dumped close to 7 million electronic devices into california landfills over the last decade. >> 10, 20, 30 years from now, all that lead accumulates and it may get into waterways and drinking water. >> if the company hadn't been so interested in profits and
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had a conscience, we wouldn't have to settle for $26 million. >> jeffrey says management ignored his complaints in 2010. he went to prosecutors a year later. okay. the big day is finally arrived. the new "star wars" movie premiere is nationwide tonight. >> and this is a live look at the regal theater at hacienda crossing in dublin. fans are already inside watching all the "star wars" movies leading up to the premiere tonight. that marathon started about 4 a.m. so people got busy early watching the first 6 movies. kiet do live in downtown san jose site of a special screening of the force awakens. we were expecting maybe a storm trooper out of you, kiet. >> reporter: actually, you know, typically this is the place to be here in the south bay for big movie premieres. but normally i'd show you hundreds and hundreds of people waiting in line but tell you, nobody is out here.
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and that is because san jose police have asked the tech not to allow anybody to line up at least until 6:30 this morning in order to keep the sidewalk clear for christmas in the park. there's a very popular event here in san jose and that's directly across the street. so if you want to be the first in line to see "star wars" at the only place on the west coast showing it in 70- millimeter imax, come down soon. reporter: at a theater far, far away in san francisco, they have started lining up at the amc van ness. yes, they brought their light sabres, yes, they battled and yes, they made though woo-woo noises. here's the scene in downtown walnut creek. ticket presales have changed the game when it comes to camping out for days on end. we just didn't see it this time in the bay area like we have in years past. the first and only guy in line we found was waiting as of 7:30 yesterday morning. >> i have to experience this! this is something that might only get to experience once. ♪[ music ]
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>> reporter: and back here live at the tech where the first showing is at 7 p.m., it is sold out. if you plan to come in costume check with the theater policy first. they are not allowing any kind of head coverings or any kind of weapons, fake or otherwise, light sabres, blasters included. we are live in downtown san jose. kiet do, kpix 5. a water polo dispute in the hands of the district attorney's office. we'll tell you why a straight "a" student is now facing felony charges. >> and we went to an oakland school that's taking a new approach to self directed learning. want to show you more about why it's this week's "cool school." >> good morning from the kpix 5 weather center. we'll fire up our live hi-def doppler radar and we'll track the first in a series of storms. >> and everything is as it should be at the bay bridge toll plaza with just a brief delay leaving oakland heading towards san francisco. but we have delays on the bart system. how long and which lines are affected, with "kcbs traffic." ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a 15-year-old in lafayette is facing assault charges because of a scuffle during a jv water polo match. witnesses say two players from acalanes high school and bellarmine were wrestling for the ball. during the play one player got
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a broken nose. legal experts say getting the d.a. involved could set a bad precedent. >> are you going to start charging everybody who engages in physical conduct that maybe isn't warranted in the sport with a crime be it a misdemeanor or a felony? i don't think so. >> school officials at acalanes say the teen is a straight "a" student and has never been in trouble before. more school district across the country are adopting later start times for high schools. scientists have said it's a bad idea to make teens show up before 8 a.m. now seattle school board has voted to adopt a start time of 8:45 next year at all high schools and most middle schools. about 70 other districts nationwide have made similar moves. my daughters would be in support of that. >> i bet they would. well, keeping with the schools here, there's a recent movement in the bay area called maker space. they are zones of self-directed learning. and now that movement has found
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it way into an oakland school. this week's coolschools@kpix.com is la escolida. >> reporter: mow libraries are quiet but not here at this elementary school. a book room has been transformed into a maker space a place where students are learning by doing. >> through the process of learning how to make something, students learn in a more authentic way in which they are using their bodies, they are using their minds, they are working through fail use, um, they are trying to work together. they are being creative and thinking up new solutions and are persistent. >> reporter: kin kinds to 7th graders come here once a week to make, play and design. volunteers, experts at a craft, teach them skills like crocheting. >> it's fun. you get to learn how to make stuff, like wallets and purses. >> we build things, make things, paint. sometimes we can take down homes. >> reporter: the school received a $60,000 grant from
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the next generation learning challenge to create this maker space. >> i'm making paper clip jewelry. i have to finish this necklace. >> reporter: they use their imaginations and creativity to make a product. >> they have a lot of ownership and a lot of excitement about what they're building and they come with these amazing ideas. >> i think about it like fun because every day i come here feel like i want to make something like cool. >> reporter: at the end of the year, the school will hold a makers fair where their creations will be on display. >> i'm really excited to see students being able to use l.e.d., circuits and textile crafts and fiber art and whatever they have learned in the course of their time here. >> volunteers go in. they are experts in the field and they make certain things and inspire them to make whatever they want so they need more volunteers. >> i guess. and the kids just light up. some very smart kids.
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>> yes. they need volunteers. >> what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at coolschools@kpix.com. we may come and feature your school on the show. might come and feature your school on the show. it is 5:15 right now. let get a check on traffic with liza. >> reporter: an accident cropped up in san jose. now, it's in the counter- commute direction south 101 approaching tully an accident involving a box truck and another car. at this point it's the right lane that's shut down and so far traffic is doing approaching the scene from san jose to santa clara. bart delays are 10 minutes in length but it's affecting the west oakland line towards pittsburg-baypoint and dublin-
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pleasanton. this is because of an earlier equipment problem. all other lines are on time. over at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's very light traffic that awaits you westbound leaving oakland heading into the city. 19 minutes between the carquinez bridge and the maze. all bridge commutes are in good shape including the golden gate commute right here where southbound traffic flows well approaching san francisco. no major construction in marin county. roadwork in the new york direction of 880 as you drive through the san leandro area. you will see multiple lanes shut down until about 6:00 this morning between marina and davis. southbound 880 still looking okay with no delays towards highway 92 at the san mateo bridge. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." now to roberta. >> let get to it. 5:16. let's call on our weather watchers people in and around our bay area who have weather stations and are checking in.
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40 in novato. 50 in san francisco. petaluma 46. orinda 45. everybody reporting partly to mostly cloudy skies. it's live hi-def doppler radar. no rain yet. that's the leading edge of storm number one moving in tomorrow. a few sprinkles in the north bay. that's about it. 30s and 40s out the door not quite as cold as 24 hours ago. but nonetheless, you require a jacket and you can grab an umbrella north of the golden gate bridge today just to be safe. rain moves in on friday. this is it right now. rain and snow banging up against the northwestern section of the state of california. that snow is pretty much in the siskiyous. this is our futurecast. you can clearly see a couple of light raindrops around the santa rosa area during the afternoon hours. here comes your friday morning at this time, leading edge of the frontal boundary moving
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across the central bay by the evening commute. it's trailing off south. behind it the core of the area of low pressure pushes through saturday morning. then just some scattered showers during the afternoon hours on saturday. saturday night we are clearing out. we are anticipating up to an inch of rain throughout much of the bay area. over a quarter inch of rain in the southern portion of our region. today 50s across the central valley. 41 in the high sierra. here's the ski report: it's a very busy forecast. everybody wants to know, it's a big game, it's the raiders and it's the packers, sunday, and mostly cloudy skies at kickoff 56 degrees only a slight chance of rain while sitting in the
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black hole. >> you're in section what? >> black hole. >> really? >> i'm like on the 30-yard line. >> you're bringing your child to the game. you can't sit there. >> my 20-year-old child. okay. he is the one dragging me there! [ laughter ] >> go, raiders. 5:19 your time. >> vallejo firefighters made quick work of a house fire this morning that started around 2 a.m. at a home on raines court. it was under control within about a half-hour but there was a wider impact here. the fire caused a transformer to blow knocking out power to most of the block. the cause of the fire is under investigation. it is 5:19 on this thursday. a shot you have to see to believe. how one mom hit a winning shot that will do much more for her daughter than just a good reputation. we'll explain. i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up one of donald trump's supporters, tom brady, was asked about the donald yesterday. his reaction is straight ahead. and was the force with the warriors last night? tip-off coming up. a reminder, you can help
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our neighbors in need this holiday season through our "food for bay area families" drive. donate food or cash at your local whole foods market. for more on how you can help go to cbssf.com/give. ,,,,,,,,,,
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gordon is energy. exxon and mobil. energy lives here. exxon and mobil are proud plenti partners. lots of points. lots of places. problem south 101 san jose right lane down because of this accident involving a truck and car. north 101 no problems into san jose and santa clara. there are bart delays, as well.
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i'll have details with "kcbs traffic." two fantasy sports giants faced a board of california lawmakers yesterday in sacramento. draftkings and fanduel are fighting for loose regulations. they have already been banned in new york and nevada so they are trying to help create a set of rules instead of banning them. reps for the companies argue their games involve skill so they aren't gambling. good morning, everybody. warriors fans are paying the highest prices in the nba on ticket resale market to attend home games this year. and coming into play last night they had yet to lose at oracle this season. steph looking more like clark kent before the game against the suns but when it tipped off, he was superman. 13 point lead after this shot. he had 25 points, did steph. look at the great passing. andrew bogut no look to curry, bogut didn't even score. but with stuff like this, didn't even need him to. the warriors with klay thompson
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27 points in the 3rd quarter with 43 for the game, the warriors win easily, 128-103. they are now 25-1. they have not lost a home game. nfl tom brady is a known friend and supporter of republican presidential front- runner donald trump. but not everybody is okay with this especially the editors of the "new york daily news." this was the cover yesterday. and brady tried to duck questions about the controversial candidate. >> how do you feel about people criticizing your relationship with donald trump? >> i don't think about it much. >> you opened the door to some criticism, opening the door when do you talk about it? >> like i said, i'm just here to play football. >> i'm just going to go out on a limb and say brady is not going to be trump's running mate if indeed he wins the
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nomination for the republican presidential candidate. tennessee loses to the stanford cardinal last night. the stanford cardinal women have now beating the vols five straight times at home. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. play of the day in a school fundraiser in minnesota. watch this mother of shots. [ screaming ] >> that's angela of bloomington. she made the shot in a contest during an event -- i don't believe it. i guess it goes right through -- for her 9-year-old daughter's school. for her efforts, she won $4,000. it's a private school for her daughter. my guess, that's her daughter. pretty happy. 5:25. coming up, when you're gardening you don't exactly expect to find human bones but that's what one bay area resident discovered. now police are looking into the mysterious find. >> reporter: and "star wars"
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the big day is finally here. we have a full wrap-up of all the geeky love fest in all its glory coming up after the break. ,, ,, ,,,,,,
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children found dead inside y area storage unit says she d no idea they were in danger. h did so many people miss the signs of abuse? coming up, the sister of two children found dead inside a bay area storage unit said she had no idea they were in danger. how did so many people miss the signs of abuse? >> reporter: the family of mario woods plans to bury him today. i'm anne makovec live in san francisco where the police department is now reconsidering its plans on use of force.
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>> and it's live, it's hi-def doppler radar. >> rush hour at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll have more in "kcbs traffic." good morning, it's 5:50. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. friends and family come together today to say good-bye to mario woods after he was shot and killed by san francisco police. anne makovec is at police headquarters in san francisco. it appears woods' death has prompted some quick changes inside the department. >> reporter: it raised a lot of questions about the current status quo. in the meantime, three separate investigations are going on right now into the officer's conduct that day. mario woods was killed in december when he was wielding a kitchen knife accused of using it in a stabbing that day. that confrontation between woods and five officers was caught by several witnesses cell phones. you probably saw this video. it raised questions as to how much of a threat was actually
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-- he was. the incident prompting changes within the sfpd including a new system that holds officers more accountable for use of force. they now have to justify every time think point their guns at somebody. it's also reigniting the debate over tasteers. >> what's the alternative? we have to have more than the lethal weapon responsible to someone carrying the knife. >> we have to look at the entire operation of san francisco police department. >> reporter: that is going on right now. the supporters of the taste, now, the police department, the mayor, president of the officer's union said if tasers had been used that day the outcome would have been very different. possibly not resulting in woods' death. his funeral is at 11 a.m. this morning. anne makevoc, kpix 5. investigators are trying to identify human remains found behind a san francisco home.
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a resident found the bones while gardening on the mcallister street property last month and brought the bone to police. cadaver dogs found no other bones on the property. the half-sister of two children found dead in a redding storage unit says the tragedy could have been prevented. their mother was killed in a car accident. so the two young children were in the custody of their cousin tami joy huntsman. she and gonzalo curiel had been arrested in the case. surveillance video shows them at a motel without the kids prior to the discovery. huntsman was reported to child protective services four times in the last year for alleged neglect. each time, workers visited her salinas home but the children were not removed. >> why do this now? why do these children? why did you do what you did? were you sick? were you going through something? did you need help? if so, why didn't you get the proper help? >> the investigation began when their 9-year-old sister was
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found in plumas county with signs of severe abuse. she is undergoing treatment at a hospital. road rage reportedly led to a knife fight along a busy bay area highway. now an oakland man is in custody. the altercation happened on highway 24 in orinda near the st. stevens drive on tuesday night. chp says two drivers went at each other with knives slashing each other's tires and then one man got stabbed. investigator say it all started in oakland when one driver threw something at the other man's car. it is 5:33 right now. let's get another check on weather. hey, roberta. >> i have so many people asking me yesterday, boy, is this el nino? el nino is really panning out, right? this has nothing to do with el nino. we have just a winter time weather pattern that's setting up, it's classic. it's going to affect us for several days beginning with today. good morning, everyone. out the door this morning, you really don't need that umbrella but if you want to be safe, you can grab it if you are heading to the north bay. we are look at the bay bridge, cloudy skies, temperatures in the 30s in livermore and in san jose. it's in the 40s away from the
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bay of water. and this is warmer than just 24 hours ago. temperatures today across the bay area with increasing clouds becoming mostly cloudy, 50s beaches, 50s around the peninsula. good morning, los gatos at 58 degrees. east of the bay the numbers stacking up to 58 in antioch. otherwise, 57 degrees in san ramon. pretty consistent. 50s in the north bay and then with a few sprinkles, in cloverdale and also in clearlake temperatures mid-50s. another storm is heading this way. in fact, we have two and three storms we're tracking. we'll do that together coming up at 18 minutes after the hour -- or 48, rather, liza. >> sounds good to he me. we'll be there. good morning, everybody. we'll talk about the bay bridge backup now. we have the metering lights on and traffic is delayed from the 880 overcrossing approaching the pay gate. be prepared for those backups now. it's really the only bridge with a delay this morning. also this accident in san jose still has the right lane shut down. southbound 101 approaching tully. the rest of the south bay commute looking okay. our sensors are picking up a bit of a delay.
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you can see that towards the top half of the map there. north 101 now slow leaving the 280/680 interchange. we have better news though for the bart system after earlier delays out of west oakland they are now on schedule. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." now to michelle. a riverside county man has pleaded not guilty to torching a mosque. karl dial is accused of setting fire to an islamic facility in coachella last friday. the charges including arson, burglary and committing a hate crime. the husband and wife behind the san bernardino terrorist attack have been buried. yesterday's funeral was guarded by fbi agent. the location hasn't been disclosed. it's described as being hours from san bernardino. meanwhile, the fbi says sayed farook and tashfeen malik never posted anything about jihad or martyrdom about social media before the attack as the agency had previously claimed. federal prosecutors have decided to bring criminal charges against a friend and
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former neighbor of farook's. enrique marquez could be charged today. investigators have said that marquez bought two assault rifles three years ago and they wound up being used in the shooting. well, the big night almost here. the new "star wars" movie premiere nationwide tonight in about 13 hours. >> yeah. some theaters are screening all the previous movies leading up to tonight's big premiere. this is a live look at the regal theater at hacienda crossing in dublin. no marathonthe marathon. 6 previous movies started at 4 a.m. kiet do, did you watch all six films before you arrived this morning? >> reporter: i'm a dad with a 9- year-old and 5-year-old at whom and we have christmas shopping. so do i have 12 hours to sit around and watch movies? yeah, sure. [ laughter ] >> reporter: this is the tech museum in downtown san jose. normally you would see a line
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around the building but today, there is nobody here. that's because san jose asked the tech museum to shoo everyone away until 6:30 a.m. because christmas in the park is directly across the street. it's the only theater on the west coast where you can "star wars" in 70 mm imax. so in san francisco they are lining up at the amc van ness. yes, folks out there did also bring their light sabres and were fighting with them, as well. here's downtown walnut creek just one person waiting in line started waiting since wednesday morning at 7 a.m. ticket presales have changed the game when it comes to camping out for days on end. really though you only see people waiting in line now to get a good seat in the theater. we just didn't see at this time in the bay area like we have in the past. as for the movie itself, this weekend it is expected to rake in half a billion dollars.
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"star wars: the force awakens" reunited original cast members for the first time in 32 years. >> the clothes still fit. the emotional memory of the character was still there. >> reporter: it also introduces a new force. director jj abrams who has been a fan since he saw the first "star wars" movie when he was 10. >> all of us had to kind of put aside our fanboy fan girl nature and just, you know, focus on the job. >> harrison ford returns as hans solo who has become a fan of abrams' work. >> a kind of keen ambition to make something very precise not just referring to the old films but advancing our investment in them. >> and adam driver is the dark and mysterious kilo wrenn. >> i will finish what you started. >> we have got a new villain. >> i don't think of him as an evil person. it's hard to say when he is dark or not. >> the force is falling to you.
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>> the dark side. >> reporter: if you plan to come in costume, check with theater policy. because of all these terrorist attacks, they are not allowing anybody to wear any kind of head covering, also leave those replica weapons at home. live in downtown san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. a little more than a week to go before christmas many shoppers may take advantage of the ease of gift cards. >> easy to give. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger joins us to talk about some of the pitfalls to avoid. okay let's talk about the different types of gift cards. >> reporter: they come in two types. the merchant-specific card which bears the name of a retailer or restaurant and obviously only redeemable at that particular spot. then we have bank cards. they carry the logo of a payment network. they can be spent wherever that
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payment method is accepted. bank cards, though, they do usually have a purchase fee usually somewhere around 4 to 6 bucks. they cannot expire for at least 5 years from the purchase date or from the last date any additional money was loaded on it. >> so what gift card pitfalls do we need to avoid? >> you know, a lot of people at the very last minute are going to go online and they are going to find these online auction sites. the problem is some of them could be counterfeit or stolen. so if you are going to be buying discounted cards, you have to inspect them to make sure that the codes on the back are not been scratched off. of course, for all cards you want to determine whether any fees will be deducted from the card after you purchase it. and stay away from cards that charge really hefty fees. now, for safety, you want to give your recipient the receipt. that's in case they lose the card or it's stolen they can verify the purchase.
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if you have a problem with a card, contact the essure. issuer or file a complaint with the ftc. just watch out for the few little things. >> you could do what uncle frank does. >> what? >> just give cash. >> you give cash. >> nice. >> cash is king. >> i always ask for gift cards. love it. all right. jill schlesinger, thank you. it is 5:41 on this thursday. super bowl of course means big business for hotels and restaurants but how much would you be willing to pay for a hotel room? one company hopes you will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> let's look at 880 in oakland right now. not looking too bad at this point. but liza will let us know what the rest of the bay area is looking like. we'll be back. ,,,,,, there's something out there.
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forecast in just a few minu a grand jury has indicted a chicago police officer, in e shooting time check 5:43. it is thursday, partly to mostly cloudy skies. still in the 30s and 40s. rain is coming. we'll track it together as the newscast continues. a chicago cop was indicted in the shooting death of a teenager. officer jason van dyke charged with first-degree murder and official misconduct saying he shot 17-year-old laquan mcdonald knowing it could cause death or great bodily harm. laquan was walking down the street carrying a knife and van dyke shot him 16 times. aside from scuffles, protests were under control in baltimore overnight after a mistrial was declared in a police officer's manslaughter trial. william porter was the first of six baltimore officers to be tried in connection with the death of president from.
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he died while in police custody. after three days of deliberations, the jury emerged deadlocked on all the counts. >> we are confident that there will be another trial with a different jury. we are calm. you should be too. >> lawyers will meet today to discuss dates for a possible retrial. 'tis the season for package these thieves again and again, packages are swiped from doorsteps. but now u.p.s. is fighting back. after countless complaints of missing an stolen packages, u.p.s. is trying a new program that allows you to pick up deliveries while running errands. the access point program turns regular stores into pickup hubs. >> instead of having to go to a distribution center, which is most likely 25 minutes away from your home or your job, now you can go down the street and actually pick up your package there. >> reporter: u.p.s. has 300 access points around the bay area. want to live the sweet life at super bowl 50 be prepared to pay a lot. downtown san jose the fairmont
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hotel is offering a super bowl package for, do we have a drum roll, drum roll, liza on it, there it is the real mccoy, $150,000! three nights in the suite president obama stayed in, 8 tickets to the game, two cadillac escalade chauffeurs, and free mini bar. >> who wouldn't want to do it at a great low tell in the heart of the city -- at a great hotel in the heart of the city? >> super bowl is 52 days away on channel 5. >> $150,000? >> that's a little much. >> there are people even in the sillicon valley that would pay that very easily. >> that's a night on the town for some of the sillicon valley. that's for sure. uncle frankie could do that. >> my uncle, this one not so much. [ laughter ] heading for the bay bridge toll plaza, it looks like rush
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hour now. the metering lights were switched on. since 5:30 we have had backups to the 880 overcrossing. once you pass the metering lights, traffic flows well with no big delays heading acould the bridge into san francisco. and the eastshore freeway, westbound 80 still looks good through berkeley and emeryville. drive time between the carquinez bridge and the maze 21 minutes. accident in san jose southbound 101 at tully. right lane is still shut down. no delays there. but we are seeing backups in that northbound direction of 101. it's going to be heavy now approaching and passing the 280/680 interchange. those are a couple of of the hot spots. we have an improving situation for bart. they had about a 10-minute delay leaving west oakland. that's cleared out. bart is now back on time. no delays for caltrain or the "ace" train. and the san mateo bridge has been fine. no major problems to report to you. we did have a car that broke down in the westbound direction but bridge crews cleared that up very quickly. westbound traffic is still
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looking okay there. marin county driving looking fine southbound 101. flowing while leaving the novato area no delays through central san rafael. if you plan on making the altamont pass commute, our sensors are picking up delays from the 205 interchange in patches all the way into pleasanton. slow down the dublin grade. if you are driving up to the snow, no chain restrictions as of this minute for sierra travel but roberta says pack them because we have big weather changes coming. >> we do. hey, are you an adele fan. >> i am! >> it's christmas come early for liza battalones. we'll have that story coming up. but right now let's call on our live hi-def doppler radar. no rain yet. it's in northern california. we have some snow in the siskiyous. partly to mostly cloudy skies out the door this morning. not as cold as it was 24 hours
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ago but still, in the 30s away from the bay. it's now 46 degrees in san francisco. here's what you need to know on this thursday. evening commute will be affected. here you have the front associated with a cold front. nothing to do with el nino. futurecast clearly illustrates the clouds are on the increase during the day today. we do become partly to mostly cloudy. have a little bit of a break this evening then we cloud up for friday morning. and then friday around 4:00 in the afternoon, there you have the front. it slices across the central bay by the tail end of the evening commute. by the time the system is out of here on saturday afternoon we'll see breaks in the late afternoon hours on saturday. we'll tally the numbers up like this. an inch around the immediate bay area and yes, there will be more snow in the high sierra so
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pack those chains as liza was referring to. eureka with rain showers today. 50 today, variable winds at 10. today 51 to 59 degrees. rain arrives on friday. it trails off on saturday. a second system runs into the bay area on sunday night. more likely to overnight hours. your monday commute will be adversely affected and then daily chances of rain on tuesday and wednesday. that's your thursday report. back to you guys. >> thank you. get ready to say "hello." >> that's pretty lame. >> to adele. >> that's why she makes the big bucks. >> hello! >> thanks, liza. [ applause ] >> ticket go on sale for her summer shows this morning at 10 a.m. you have to work on that, frank. [ laughter ] >> she is going to perform at the s.a.p. center in san jose. [ laughter ] >> july 30th and 31st and at oracle arena in oakland on august 2. >> good-bye. [ laughter ] >> the shows are part of the north american tour. >> you're practicing right now.
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>> i am. [ laughter ] >> i need to buy the album. >> her latest album "25" is record-breaking. >> i have heard the song before. >> hello ♪ >> i'm not adele. just saying. [ laughter ] >> let's move on. it's 5:51. a toxic vapor coming from a major construction site in the bay area. why neighbors are concerned and why expert say it could be deadly. ,,,,,,
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uring construction raiders game day forecast mostly cloudy on sunday with a chance of a shower. 56 degrees. and again, just only a slight chance of rain as the 49ers play host to the bengals. game time temperature in the mid-50s. >> and it's a nice looking commute out there frank. over at the bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights are on. traffic is backed up from about the 880 overcrossing. a new accident in marin county. south 101 just beyond lucas valley. details on traffic coming up a troubling discovery in the soil. a toxic chemical turned up underneath a stanford facility housing project.
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it turned up at the university terrace development. the university terrace development will eventually include 180 homes on california avenue. the chemical tce was found on that construction site. it normally found in degreasers and it's known to cause cancer. when found in soil under a home, tce vapors can creep through the foundation, seep inside and build up in dangerous concentrations. people living nearby are understandably concerned.>> are we breathing in it? we don't have the answers. jo stanford is adding fresh soil where the chemical was discovered. it's moving the homes far from the contaminated soil and putting a protective save vapor barrier under the homes. they say since the chem was was 25 feet underground exposure is unlikely. san francisco's planning commission is expected to decide today whether to allow a medical marijuana dispen isry at fisherman's wharf. critics say the dispen isry would taint the image as a
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family-friendly place. it starts at noon at city hall. . new rules for the sfpd as a man killed this month will be laid to rest today. we'll look at changes next. >> the "star wars" premier is today. we'll have more coming up after the break. ,,,,,,,,
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and i'm frank mallicoat. a family is dealing with the deaths o bodies were foun good morning. it's thursday, december 17. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is nearly 6:00. a family is dealing with the death of two children hose whose bodies were found in a storage unit in california. >> i have to sit with my
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brothers and comfort them and they ask me why. i don't have an answer. >> would is it have been prevented in investigators say it's one of the worst abuse cases they have ever seen. and as steve large report, police are still trying to piece together what happened before their deaths. >> this is our mother. reporter: they share the same mother, who died in a car accident. now 17-year-old precious aponte is also in mourning for her little 3 and 6-year-old siblings. delylah and shaun and their 9- year-old sister frankie is in the hospital recovering from severe abuse. >> it's torn me apart. these children are so innocent, so young. why would anybody want to hurt them. >> reporter: delylah and shaun are officially missing feared dead after two bodies were found in a storage locker. tami joy huntsman had custody of them. and she and her boyfriend gonzalo curiel are under arrest for torture and are at the center of a homicide

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