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a rural area near gavilan college in gilroy. kiet do reports in gilroy where police are still con scene. >> reporter: good morning. santa clara county sheriff's deputies have been guarding the scene all night long as you can see. they have sealed off the orchard and it's a mix of private property and water district property. this all started yesterday when neighbors noticed a lot of activity in the area. detectives were sent to the scene as well as search-and- rescue crews. we do not know what type of human remains these are or how long the remains have been here or in what condition they are. it is also not clear if it's a man or woman. the big question everyone is asking is, is it missing teen sierra lamar? the crime scene this morning is about 20 miles away from where sierra vanished back in 2012. both mosquitos are rural back roads. but the new crime scene is off a road that's more heavily traveled because it's across the street from gavilan college. sierra is the morgan hill teenager who went missing nearly 4 years while walking to a school bus stop in the predawn darkness. her body has never been found. authorities eventually arrested antolin garcia-torres and charged him with kidnap and murder. her blood was found in this car and her dna was found on his clothes.
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we don't know if the remains that were found yesterday are in fact that of sierra lamar. a spokesman for the sheriff's office will be here to to brief us this morning. kiet do, kpix 5. major shake-up at the california coastal commission as members have ousted their executive director. kpix 5's anne makovec joins us live at san francisco to explain why environmentalists are so upset about this move. reporter: the california coastal commission controls land up and down the coast and a lot of people are concerned about the long-term impact of yesterday's decision. >> commission voted on a motion to dismiss the executive director. that motion passed by a vote of 7-5. >> reporter: and with that, executive director charles lester was fired by the commission after a four-year run. it was a stunner for the audience of mostly environmental activists who say he was ousted in favor of a more development-friendly director.
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>> my state is not what it used to be. my town is not what it used to be. dirty politics is coming in and it's not fair. [ crying ] >> reporter: commission members say their decision was all about lester's management style and poor communication skills. >> commissioners felt they had tried and tried and tried to get what they wanted. in the performance of the executive director and they didn't. it had nothing to do with the outside forces or politics. nothing to do with developers. >> reporter: now, the california coastal commission has a lot of power over any future development along the coast with an eye on protecting the environment as we deal with rising seas and a growing population. that decision to fire lester takes effect immediately. the commission is meeting again this morning at 9:00 in morro bay. live in san francisco, anne makevoc, kpix 5.
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streets closed in san francisco for super bowl events will re-open sooner than scheduled. here's what's shut down for more than two weeks. all the closed streets are re- opening tonight. they include southbound lanes of the embarcadero, the closures have caused major gridlock and muni transit service will return to normal schedule tomorrow morning. >> i'm a big fan because going out battery yesterday it took about an hour to get on the bridge. >> a long time. >> and then coming in this morning, same thing. they are cleaning up the streets. let's check the highways today. >> some much-needed relief in san francisco especially the financial district. we have troubles though in the south bay. we have this accident in san jose northbound 101 right at oakland 13th street. couple of cars tangled up. it is blocking lanes. chp on scene there is causing a backup in the area. a lot of activities there. you're slow at least before 280/680 connector so give yourself some extra time a few extra minutes.
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your drive time 17 minutes now if you are heading north towards 237. you might use 280 as an alternate until they clear that accident out of the roads. immediate seashore are on at the bay bridge. we are now backed up almost to the maze at this point so slow- and-go conditions on approaches to the bridge, as well. that includes the eastshore freeway. and westbound 580. if you want to skip the roads mass transit is right on time this morning. no delays there. but i am getting word of some reroutes and schedule changes for golden gate buses. so keep that in mind. check the schedule before you head out. there have been some cancellations. so far no cancellations at any of our local airports. we are talking about mineta international airport sfo and oakland international airport. because we have clear skiles to partial clearing skies. this is the transamerica pyramid looking due east. look at that sky. it's beginning to brighten. official sun-up sat 7:04. temperatures 40s and 50s. check out how mild it is in san
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francisco. 57 degrees the winds are under 5 miles per hour. we have a high surf advisory in place tonight through saturday. some of the swells to 13 neat. -- swells to 13 feet. temperatures today very mild. in fact about 11 degrees above average in concord, san jose and oakland. otherwise san francisco about 7 degrees up. it's going to be in the 60s at the beaches, 70s around the peninsula into the santa clara valley. 75 in morgan hill. good morning, concord at 70 through pleasant hillal walnut creek. the winds will rotate around to the west late day to about 10 miles per hour. still remaining relatively light. 60s beaches, 70s inland. san rafael 70. cloverdale 72. same in lakeport clearlake and ukiah. the full forecast is coming up at 18 minutes after the hour. happening today, experts will weigh in on the california's crab crisis. the delay of the commercial
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crab season will dominate this morning's fisheries forum held at the state capital. industry experts and state leaders plan to discuss the need for a disaster declaration. they will note how business owners have racked up debt and sold assets to make ends meet. a guilty plea expected today in the case of a san francisco political consultant accused of possessing toxins for use as weapons. yesterday as jury selection was set to begin, the prosecution and the defense told a judge they were preparing a plea agreement for ryan chamberlin. he was arrested back in 2014 after fbi agents allegedly found the ingredients of a homemade bomb inside his apartment. beyonce's super bowl statement got a lot of people talking about "black lives matter" and police shootings. it was a top of the mind of san francisco's police chief greg suhr as he laid out his plans for some major changes within the department. kpix 5's mark kelly reports from city hall. >> stop this madness! >> reporter: protestors made it clear, they want sfpd overhauled but tasers are not the solution. >> and if we're talking about modifications to the use of
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force policy, they have to be modifications that have humanity in mind and not further arming and militarizing our law enforcement. >> reporter: a 2011 department of justice study found use of tasers can reduce the statistical rate of injuries to suspects and officers. chief suhr has been under the microscope since this police shooting in december caught on camera. officers said the suspect mario woods was armed with a knife. >> what killed that man was an incredible lack of sensitivity to the value of black life. that's what killed him. >> reporter: even during super bowl week, alicia keys and beyonce used a bay area spotlight to emphasize "black lives matter." >> stand for what is right. >> reporter: the chief says only 5% of specially trained officers will have tasers. >> only supposed to be for a small portion of officers. does that make a difference? >> no. i think it's probably intended to just get eventually into the whole force.
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>> reporter: no vote was taken at this meeting. it's also worth repeating that not every officer would be given a taser. also, former san francisco police chiefs have tried this taser idea in the past but every time, it has failed. at san francisco city hall, mark kelly, kpix 5. a homes man in san francisco could be in line for a reward for helping capture two orange county jail escapees. he alerted people that the pair were in san francisco after he spotted the stolen van. matthew chapman alerted police last month that the pair were in san francisco after he spotted the stolen van the escapees were using. the reward could be up to $100,000. orange county supervisors may vote on it later this month. no more free rides for fans driving to the coliseum and oracle arena for big events. the new to me will add to the cost of game day. >> and residents of a pacifica apartment complex perched dangerously atop a cliff filed a lawsuit against the city.
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>> and speaking of the beaches, we have a high surf advisory that goes into place for tonight all the way through saturday. we'll have that forecast plus the weekend outbreak. >> and we are getting word of an accident at the san mateo bridge plus a slow ride at the bay bridge. details coming right up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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just by switching to progressive. so you'll be bringing home the bacon in no time. sorry. get a free quote at progressive.com. good morning. look at your tv screen. this is your thursday. official sun-up is at 7:04. starting tosses a little glimpse of partly cloudy conditions over the mount vaca area. those clouds and how they will affect your thursday, the details in less than 3 minutes. notice race for the white house, the two democratic -- in the race for the white house, the two democrats will be in wisconsin for a pbs presidential debate. they are courting black voters. polls show that hillary clinton is a heavy favorite among the
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demographic over bernie sanders. on the republican side there are now two fewer candidates seeking the nomination. former hp executive carly fiorina dropped out of the race yesterday after a 7th place finish in the new hampshire primary. and new jersey governor chris christie was expected to do well in new hampshire but finished in 6th place with just 7.5% of the vote and dropped out yesterday. president obama in the bay area today. he is on a fundraising swing. air force one touching down around 7:00 last night. he will attend two democratic fundraisers today.the president will attend two democratic fundraisers today including one at the home of former state controller steve wesley in atherton. then later this evening, he heads to l.a. for more dnc events and an appearance on the ellen show. some pacifica residents have filed a claim against the city over what they call forceful evictions. the city yellow-tagged their cliffside apartment complex saying erosion from recent el nino storms could be the cause and may cause that building to collapse. the former occupants say they have spoken to an expert who says the building is not in danger of sudden collapse. there's a hearing set for next
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month. a middle school wrestling powerhouse is right here in the bay area. >> and it's not just the boys, either. they have one of the most successful girls programs in the nation. it's springstown academy. it's hogan middle school in vallejo and it's this week's "cool school" ." reporter: how do you motivate sixth, seventh and eighth graders to buy into a wrestling program? teach the kids discipline and respect and then reinforce it with success and they will come. >> on this team it's not like a team it's more like a family. >> reporter: over 100 kids, 60 girls, 40-plus boys, all proud springstown academy wrestlers. it's the nation's biggest coed program. >> you can show them that it's not only for boys. and you can just make a difference. change the whole sport. >> reporter: the team is a source of great pride in the once bankrupt city of vallejo. nine california state titles,
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16 city titles. but it's what they have done off the matt that impresses their coach even more. >> over the course of time, we realize that there was something more that needed to happen here in this community and that was service above self. you hear that a lot with the rotarians and we wanted to teach there's kids to serve their community and be there for each other most importantly. >> reporter: toiling in the gym these lessons are reinforced with projects like providing wrestling gear for kids in the philippines and antidrug campaigns back here in vallejo and along the way, these young athletes have grown tenfold. >> i am getting better at class and it makes me better. i was scared of everything before. now i'm getting a little more confident. >> this is my family. >> reporter: this is your family. how do you mean by that? >> they are always there for you no matter what and they always cheer you on. >> reporter: it's the
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springstown academy wrestling team at hogan middle school. this week's -- >> "cool school"! whoo! >> tough group of boys and girls. >> i know. over 100 kids there. they have so many kids that come out for wrestling they don't have enough mat space so they're bumping elbows and stuff but they had 80 girls on the team a couple of years ago. and they nearly cut the program because of budget woes but you can see it's flourishing now. >> love that she says they are like family. >> exactly. >> very cool. 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. today bart is expected to voted on a plan to charge foreign every for parking during big events at the oakland coliseum. for now, drivers pay $3 to park at the oakland coliseum station's lot between 4 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays. there is no fee outside of those hours. but at a meeting today they will consider imposing a 7 to $30 fee during events at the coliseum.
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now, if drivers don't pay the fee, they could be fined $55. speaking of bart, how is bart doing today? >> bart is actually on time. >> no issues but we have some bus cancellations. more on that in a second. we have this accident motorcycle accident with injuries as you work your way westbound. slow off 880, as well. injuries again reported. chp on scene. a lot of emergency crews there, as well. so it's making drive time slow an go. if you are heading westbound 92, 880 to 101, 19 minutes right now. it's going to be just before the toll plaza. once you get past there, at the san mateo bridge traffic easts up. metering lights were turned on at 5:30. you're backed up into the maze. approaches slow including the eastshore freeway. northbound 880 at 580 car fire stuck in lanes. we are seeing slow conditions
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in that area. 880 near the coliseum good northbound. southbound slow heading into hayward. bart is right on time. no delays for ace, caltrain or your golden gate ferries. but just a heads up, we did learn that there were some cancellations for your golden gate bus routes this morning. route 54, that's 711 departure is canceled. 6:53 departure for route 4 and the 6:28 for route -- cancellations in effect. check the schedule before you head out. you have to check the forecast. here's roberta. >> full sunshine out the door. take a look. it's gorgeous! i love this view. transamerica pyramid looking east. cannot see mount diablo as of yet. but visibility is up limited. we do have partly cloudy conditions over the bay right now. the bay waters look calm, don't they? temperatures are now at 45 degrees in throughout the tri- valley to 55 degrees. mild in san francisco. we have not calm conditions along the coast. a high surf advisory in place
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for later tonight through saturday and this is why mavericks has that green light for friday. if you have allergies and who doesn't, today's count coming down a bit but then higher levels especially over the weekend so be prepared if you sneeze and wheeze due to the alter birch or juniper tree count. partly cloudy with a slide slight breeze. no rain through the weekend. we have storms out there. this one is banging up against the huge ridge diverting the rain chances all to the north of the bay area. our satellite and radar illustrates there's that ridge of high pressure. this is what's causing 90s across southern california. meanwhile, we have the clouds drifting in over that ridge. no rain. no rain for the next 14 days except for a minimal chance of rain late next week. so you have to ask, what is this doing to our snowpack? in the high sierra we have dropped 11% off the last 7 days
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but still a healthy over 100%. 56 degrees in tahoe currently it's 26 so they are making snow this morning. sun-up at 7:04. by the time it sets we have 10 hours and 35 minutes of daylight and enjoy it. 60s to the mid-60s. low 70s and near 80 by monday. enjoy your thursday. thank you. as northern california deals with the first case of the zika virus special preparations are under way for u.s. olympians headed to the hot zone of brazil. , ,,,,
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good morning, everyone. how bad are the phoenix suns right now? they are sinking so fast, they remind me of james gordon's carpool. [ pause ] >> it's like the sun going down on me ♪ >> 23 losses in 25 games. no wonder they're fighting on their own team. the sun might be going down on the suns but it keeps rising for steph curry.
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the long three put the warriors up 48-35. curry had 26. they are dancing to a different tune. 3rd quarter, 16-point lead when klay thompson hits. he had 24. phoenix made a run late in the third cutting their deficit to nine. but former suns leandro barbosa regains his balance and hits the all star shower. give it to me! the warriors hit the break 48- 4 all star weekend coming up. just three years ago jordan spieth played the pebble beach pro-am on a sponsors exemption. now he is the number one player in the world. jordan spieth will have his own bobblehead in monterey. he will be paired with a country singer jake owen. when they played together in florida spieth made a heck of a first impression. >> he looks at me and says, you want me to happy gilmore this off the tee? i was like, no. you're not --no. there's tons of people -- before i could get it out of my mouth he runs on the tee box and happy gilmores it down the fairway. [ laughter ]
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>> oh. >> by the way it was good for pie twitter feed because twice reposted many thousands of times. >> they got a real quality field down there. spieth is the number one but tons of great players. i'm going with jimmy walker to win it all and we'll have specials following cbs coverage offer saturday and sunday live from the monterey peninsula at pebble beach. have a great thursday, everybody. we'll see you in monterey. how about a little bit of hoops for the play of the day? the clippers are at the garden in boston. paul and jordan putting the t in team work. >> 28 just over a minute remaining. first period. the lob, the --oh!! the fans go oh, man, oh, baby. >> that's a sweet move on the alley-oop. the game ended up being a high scoring affair, too, with boston beating los angeles, 139- 134, your play of the day. after
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reporter it is 6:25 right now. the standoff at an oregon wildlife refuge is finally ending this morning after a five-week stalemate. >> reporter: i'm kiet do. we're live in gilroy, where human remains have been found near gavilan college. the big question, is it missing teenager sierra lamar? ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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linda macdonald is captioning for you in real time. a big shake-up for the california coastal commission. i'm anne makovec live at ocean beach with more on what this might mean for the future of decisions made on the coast. >> and health officials are dealing with the first case of
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the zika virus diagnosed in northern california. >> at 6:30 in the kpix 5 weather center, sure, we're serving up a dry weekend but i will tell you when we can expect rain. >> and you have delays for your hayward drive to the san mateo bridge. i'll explain coming right up. good morning, everyone. it's thursday, february 11. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. time now is 6:30. in a shocking discovery in gilroy, human remains were found near a community college and now police are looking into whether the remains could be related to the 2012 disappearance of a gilroy teenager. kpix 5's keit do is live near the scene and police are still out there. kiet, what's the latest? >> reporter: yes, good morning. the areas now being guarded by at least two sheriff's deputies that we can see from our vantage point one up high one down below this hill. they have been here since yesterday sealed off the area. this is an orchard across the street from gavilan college. now, this all began yesterday when neighbors saw activity. divots were sent to the scene
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as well as search-and-rescue crews.we do not know what type of human remains these are or how long the remains have been here or in what condition they are. it is also not clear if it's a man or woman. the big question everyone is asking is, is it missing teen sierra lamar? the crime scene this morning is about 20 miles away from where sierra vanished back in 2012. search and both scenes are rural back roads. this crime scene is more heavily traveled because it's across the street from gavilan college. sierra is the morgan hill teenager who went missing nearly 4 years while walking to a school bus stop in the predawn darkness. her body has never been found. authorities eventually arrested antolin garcia-torres and charged him with kidnap and murder. sierra's blood was found this is car and his dna was found on her clothes. we don't know if the remains that were found yesterday are in fact that of sierra lamar. a spokesman for the sheriff's office will be here to to brief us this morning. kiet do, kpix 5. a big shake-up at the top for the agency that oversees california's coastline. anne makovec is live in san francisco to explain why some
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environmental activists are very upset. anne. >> reporter: big shake-up in the california coastal commission. the agency has a huge impact on what goes on along the california coast from north to south so a lot of people are concerned about the impact that yesterday's decision might have. california coastal commission members emerged from a closed- door session with a decision that stunned the audience of mostly environmental activists. >> the commission voted on a motion to dismiss the executive director. that motion pass the by a vote of 7-5. >> reporter: executive director charles lester was fired by the commission bringing tears to the eyes of his staff members and supporters many of whom waited 11 hours for the outcome. >> my state's not what it used to be. my town's not what it used to be. dirty politics is coming in and it's not fair. [ crying ] >> reporter: lester, who served as the powerful commission's executive director for the last four years was under fire for his management style.
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commission members say he failed to communicate effectively with the board. >> commissioners felt that they had tried and tried to get what they wanted in the performance of the executive director and they didn't. so it has nothing to do with any outside forces. nothing to do with politics. nothing to do with developers. >> reporter: that's what environmental groups are afraid of. they think lester was ousted to bring in a more developer- friendly director who could accelerate development of the coast. >> he clashed with developers down on banning ranch where we're from in orange county. and now, those development interests want to knock him out. >> reporter: lester acknowledged that there were communication issues with the board. but he hinted that that's not the only reason he was let go. >> i had offered a path forward to help deal with those issues. the communication is a two-way street. and i feel like, um, i am a -- a good communicator generally speaking. >> reporter: his firing was effective immediately.
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the coastal commission is meting again this morning at 9 a.m. down in morro bay. live in ocean beach in san francisco, anne makevoc, kpix 5. we got mavericks this weekend so high surf advisory out there still? >> hover high surf advisory tonight. never have your back up. some of these swells will be 13 feet close to the ocean. partly cloudy conditions. official sun-up at 7:04. we are starting to see a glimpse of what's going to pan out to be a dry day. number-wise it's so mild because of those clouds you're looking at. san francisco about 7 above normal. 70s will be common across the
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peninsula. good morning los gatos of the way upstream we are talking about low 70s from lakeporter clearlake also cloverdale. 70 in rohnert park. at 48 minutes after the hour, we are going to go from the ocean to the mountains. the snow report is coming up. let's jump to the roads right now where we have some troubles if you plan on commuting through hayward. cutting across the san mateo bridge we have this motorcycle accident. past the accident it will take but 29 minutes between 880 and 101. again, the wreck is just before the toll plaza getting on the bridge itself. looks okay into foster city. metering lights are on at the
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bay bridge. you're backed up well into the maze. carquinez bridge to the maze. it's to the right shoulder. no delays there and taking a look at 880s you head near the coliseum, a little activity there on our right-hand side of the screen. northbound just passing the coliseum. an accident on the right shoulder northbound 280. traffic congested off the 280 extension on to king street into san francisco. and if you are heading out of marin county across the golden gate bridge, extra volume but speeds are moving right along. thank you, gianna. a berkeley man behind bars after taking a dangerous and very destructive drive in the east bay. police say this man intentionally smashed into dozens of cars including some police cruisers while rampaging through several cities. he was arrested after a chase that lasted an hour. it started around 8:30 yesterday morning east 23rd street and coolidge avenue in oakland. the suspect was finally caught
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on hearst avenue in north berkeley. one woman told us what it was like to watch him in action. >> see this car like going off the road like hitting cars like slicing them and then i pulled over because he hit me, i started honking but he didn't stop so then he sideswiped the car in front of me as well and like he couldn't get through so he just like hit this bmw and her car got really messed up. >> oakland police department says a pregnant woman was among the victims struck. she is in the hospital and is expected to be okay. a sheriff's deputy and civilian pilot died in a small plane crash in tulare county on wednesday. the cause of the crash is unclear. the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in oregon by ranchers nearing an end this morning. the four remaining men say they will put down their weapons and turn themselves in. yesterday, nevada rancher klein bundy was arrested. he is the father of ammon bundy who started the armed
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occupation weeks ago. one of the ranchers was killed last month during an arrest attempt. the spread of the zika virus has hit closer to home. there's another case in california. yolo county health officials confirm a person has tested positive for the mild case of that virus. >> this person got infected while traveling outside of the united states. see we don't have any concerns about -- so we don't have any concerns about that happening in yolo county or sacramento. >> the zika virus is spread by mosquitos. it's linked to birth defects. the summer olympics will be in brazil this year and the u.s. olympic committee is now hiring two infectious disease specialists. their job will be to advise all the olympians about the risks and safety precautions to prevent the virus from spreading. this week u.s. soccer goalkeeper hope solo told sports illustrated that if the olympics were being held now she wouldn't go. a former bay bridge worker says he was the target of a racially charged threat from his boss and that was just the beginning of the torment.
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but only a few commands to master depositing checks at chase atms. technology designed for you. so you can easily master the way you bank. what do you see when you look at your tv screen? i see temperatures above normal by 11 degrees. in concord, san jose and in oakland, san francisco 6 degrees to 7 degrees above average. half moon bay 65 degrees there. 75 degrees from los gatos to morgan hill in the santa clara valley. partly cloudy skies east of the bay numbers at 73 degrees. and antioch and in brentwood, 64 today with the clouds and the high surf in stinson beach. 72 in novato as is cloverdale,
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windsor, lakeport, clearlake and ukraine partly cloudy. we'll talk more about the local forecast in four minutes. thank you, ro. a couple of bay area companies released their earnings. good news for one not so good for the other. >> more now from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. >> reporter: for wall street it's all about the future. and that's good for tesla because in the 4th quarter, the company lost over $100 million. but it expects to deliver between 80,000 and 90,000 vehicles this year. that's 30,000 more than 2015. also expects the mass market priced model 3 to be unveiled march 31st and for production and delivery to start in late 2017. tesla pricing that car at $35,000. its stock is heading higher on the optimistic forecast. not quite so optimistic for twitter. the company did top earnings in
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the recent quarter. revenue up almost 50%. but a key metric for investors, monthly users was static at $320 million. it hasn't shown any growth over the past several months. and despite twitter trying to tweak the timeline pro mosting more popular tweets add morgue videos to the timeline, the shares in the company are falling on worries over its user base. zynga shares are diving on weaker audience by 15% and cisco is up 9% on a stronger- than-expected quarter. overall the market is heading quite a bit lower this morning. a lot of global economic concerns out there resulting in the sell-off in asia and europe. so it's not pretty in the early going on wall street. dow down 240. nasdaq 48. s&p down 26. good morning on the job market unemployment down below 270,000. back to you. >> we could use a redo this year, don't you think? >> oh, in the biggest way. it's an awful start. a lot of worries about the
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global economy out there. it's washing ashore here in america, too. >> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." charlie rose has more from new york. >> reporter: good morning. we're on the campaign trail in south carolina ahead of saturday's gop debate. here on cbs. plus, only on "cbs this morning," inside the tsa's new academy to it improve airport security. and michelle miller joins lionel ritchie and a line that is shared with adele's song. hello. >> that's it. >> see you at 7:00. a man who worked at a caltrans facility is suing a contractor claiming racial discrimination. andria borba reports on the incidents that prompted the legal action
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reporter: it was september 25th, 2015, when apprentice field ironworker james brown said his job near the bay bridge on caltrans maintenance facility made his stomach turn. >> while i was working on the job, my foreman threw down a hangman's noose. >> reporter: james says it looked something like this. 20 minutes later, the racially charged incident repeated. >> one of the coworkers had threw a rope at me and told me to put it around my neck. >> reporter: and then at the end of the day, the only other african-american on the adams and smith job site found a rope on his car. james went to a shop steward and reported the incidents. >> they tried to apologize, say that he said that he was going to take care of it. nothing ever happened. >> reporter: james, father of two, says his hours were cut after that. and then he was told there was no more work for him. >> that's retaliation which is against both federal law and state law. >> i think about it all the time. day to day. you know? it's a traumatic situation for me. it's something i never experienced. so it's there in my mind all
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the time. >> reporter: kpix 5 reached out to the utah-based company but did not hear back. on the adams & smith website the company touts its work on the bay bridge and says they are committed to maintaining a company that creates employee pride. brian mccormack, james' attorney, says their actions indicate otherwise. >> they think they are a big corporation that can pick on the individual and nothing will happen. but what we can do is we can stand up for mr. brown and make sure that this never happens again. >> reporter: andria borba, kpix 5. >> mr. brown is suing for lost wages and punitive damages. at the sacramento zoo two tigers seemed destined to breed but things turned deadly. mohan a 12-year-old sumatran male killed a 15-year-old baha within minutes of meeting her. this is baha a few years ago.
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they had bred peacefully before with other partners. they are trying to figure out why things became violent. let's check the roads and gianna slow ride heading towards san mateo bridge? >> yeah. absolutely. we have delays along 880 and cutting over to 92. we have this earlier accident with a motorcycle involved and injuries, as well. it's been cleared over to the center divide but the damage is done. slow southbound 880, 238 heading to about 84. almost 30 minutes for your drive time. give yourself a few extra minutes. things should ease up through there since everything is cleared out of lanes. on the san mateo bridge, about 31 minutes from the span into foster city. no delays on the eastbound side of the bridge. 35 minutes carquinez bridge to the maze. westbound 80 metering lights are on. backup well into the maze. all approaches slow including westbound 580. westbound 580 near the altamont pass at grant line don't clearing out of lanes.
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-- accident clearing out of the lanes. 25 minutes from the top of the altamont pass to 680. accident in oakland cleared out of lanes. busy around julian/mckee. an accident at matilda in sillicon valley may slow you down. northbound 101, 280/680 to highway 237. 18 minutes not too much better. tonight the sharks at the tank hosting the flames at 7:30. busy around downtown san jose. here's roberta with our weather watcher weather watchers. do you have a weather station? join our weather watcher program at cbssf.com/weatherwatchers. ron in concord, i needer photo need your photo ron. thanks for the great
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observation. another new weather watcher mid- 40s john and he is saying that he has no wind in san jose. accepted your photographs. i'm looking at the coast right now. the coast is not clear. any way you look at it, beautiful sunrise. it's 55 degrees in san francisco. it is so mild, along the coast we have a high surf advisory that goes into effect tonight through saturday. onshore, some of the 11 feet swells will slap the seashore. okay your pollen report, medium to high, it gets worse by the weekend so make sure you plan ahead of time of. partly cloudy skies today just a tad cooler but still remaining a good 11 degrees above average and dry. rain is diverted to the north of the bay area clipping the northwestern quadrant of the state. these clouds are overriding this huge ridge rick. that's a dome of high pressure
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contributing to 90s in southern california. our temperatures above average. this is the low where the clouds are coming from. we are remaining dry due to the huge dome of high pressure for at least the next two weeks but i'm banking on at least a chance of some rain by late thursdays. the california snowpack, you have to believe that we have been so dry that it's hurtful but we're making the snow in the greater lake tahoe area. excellent skiing conditions in the greater lake tahoe area. 60s to mid-70s. 75 in morgan hill and gilroy. los gatos the same. enjoy this thursday. thank you, they say dogs are man's best friend. but somebody in the bay area disagrees. the proof is in these plastic bags. they hold hundreds of tacks.
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someone scattered them around a popular dog park over the weekend and pet owners say it wasn't the first time of the it's been happening for about three weeks at ohlone park in hercules. >> i'm calling it an intentional act. what a person's actual intent is, i don't know. but they did it on purpose. >> look around the park, we clean up one area and next day come back and there will be just as many if not more. >> no injuries reported yet but a park regular said one dog owner took his pet to the vet because it swallowed one of the tacks. co-owner of a petaluma slaughterhouse is facing jail time because of tainted beef. he admitted he was part of a conspiracy to avoid health inspections that loud the place to distribute the tainted meat. 8.7million pounds of beef were recalled last year. he faces a year in prison. it is 6:52. the super bowl is gone but traffic problems remain. we have good news for commuters
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still feeling the effects of the big celebration. >> i'm kiet do live in gilroy near gavilan college where human remains have been found. the big question this morning, is it missing teenager sierra lamar? ,, ,, ,, (scal): good day, m'lady! i am sir-can-a-lot, here to save you from another breakfast bore. wake up those eggs with glorious spam! see what spam can! do... at spam.com
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that's a fact. but this whole "blondes have more fun" thing... ♪ standing by for fun. ♪ debate tonight in milwaukee. just two days five things to know at the :55. hillary clinton and bernie sanders debate tonight in milwaukee. two days ago the vermont senator trounced the formedder secretary of state in the new hampshire primary. a smaller gop field will debate it weekend ahead of the south carolina primary. the remaining four armed protestors holed up in an oregon wildlife refuge are expected to surrender. they are the last part of the
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group that seized the refuge on january 2 to oppose federal land policies. 12 others were arrested last month. royal caribbean cruise lines is changing its storm avoidance policies after a ship sailed into the path of a dangerous storm. passengers cheered yesterday as the anthem of the seas returned home to new jersey. it was going to florida on sunday when a storm hit. president obama is in the bay area for a couple of fundraising events today. air force one landed at moffett field in mountain view last night. today's fundraisers include an event at an atherton home of former state controller steve wesley. streets still closed due to the clean-up of super bowl city will re-open tonight. roads including the southbound lanes of the embarcadero have been shut down for two weeks. muni returns to its normal service schedule tomorrow morning. and i'm kiet do live in gilroy where in just the past couple of minutes we have seen investigators crime scene detectives out here near
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gavilan college where they found human remains yesterday. they have sealed off the area. it is an orchard near the corner of santa teresa boulevard and castro valley road a mix of private property and watered district property, as well. -- and water district property, as well. this all started yesterday when neighbors noticed a lot of activity in the area. detectives were sent to the scene as well as search-and- rescue crews. we do not know what type of human remains these are or how long the remains have been here or in what condition they are. it is also not clear if it's a man or woman. the big question everyone is asking is, is it missing teen sierra lamar? the crime scene this morning is about 20 miles away from where sierra vanished back in 2012. this crime scene is more heavily traveled because it's across the street from gavilan college. sierra is the morgan hill teenager who went missing nearly 4 years while walking to a school bus stop in the predawn darkness. her body has never been found. authorities eventually arrested antolin garcia-torres and charged him with kidnap and murder. her blood was found in this car and his dna was found on her clothes. we want to stress again,
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we don't know if the remains that were found yesterday are in fact that of sierra lamar. a spokesman for the sheriff's office will be here to to brief us this morning. kiet do, kpix 5. busy as you working off the eastshore freeway new reports of an accident westbound 80 at powell street. it's on the right shoulder busy out of berkeley towards the bay bridge toll plaza where the metering lights are on and slow on all approaches. san mateo bridge still sluggish at the span. slow to foster city. i'm trying something and i hope i don't mess up. that's our live weather camera atop our live kpix studios, that's the mount vaca, this is the transamerica pyramid lacking east. any way you look at it it is beautiful! what a sunrise due to some partly cloudy skies. temperatures are in the 40s and 50s. and later today, we are talking about numbers anywhere from the 60s to the low to mid-60s. we have a dry weather pattern each day through your weekend. >> all right. thanks for watching.
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>> did she say weekend? >> never too early to talk about the weekend! coming up on "cbs this morning" is next. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, february 11th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." republican candidates slug it out in south carolina. a shrinking field battles to be the alternative to donald trump and ted cruz. passengers on a damaged cruise ship take their first step to shore and demand answers that terrifying voyage. did a priest murder a beauty queen? 48 hours shows us a dramatic twist to a cold case that is more than 50 years old. we begin this morning with a

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