tv KPIX 5 News at 5AM CBS August 26, 2016 5:00am-6:01am PDT
michelle griego. 'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. good morning, everyone. it's friday, it's august 26. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi this friday. let's take a live look outside at the beautiful bay bridge this friday morning. not a lot of fog out there. roberta? >> we do have the fog. the difference is, though, in comparison to yesterday, it's not as low-lying. it's the higher deck of low clouds and fog. we have layers and layers of clouds. in fact, you probably even noticed a little bit more drizzle today than yesterday. right? >> a little bit, yeah. >> anne, you don't have so far of a commute. >> i know. >> you don't count. >> my windshield wipers had a break this morning. >> all right. sfo you will possibly see some delays after 6 a.m. on some arriving flights due to
the ceiling. we'll keep you apprised. right now, we are in the 50s and 60s. we have better air quality today. i just modified this report. only some moderate air expected in throughout the santa clara valley due to a southwest wind 10 to 20. that plume of smoke being drifted up north from the fires to the south. otherwise good air due to a west wind 10 to 20. numbers are coming down. wow! below average in our inland areas, away from the bay. 60s beaches, no sunshine there. 60s bay, 70s peninsula. and to the low 80s away from the bay. we have the weekend forecast including tonight's 49er game. that's all coming up. but right now here's roqui. >> thank you, roberta. time now 5:01. it's already a busy morning out there. 205 to altamont pass out of tracy will take you about 13 to 15 minutes. and then here's a look at your dublin interchange heading there. let's take a look at some crashes now in san ramon first southbound 680 at crow canyon road. a two-car crash there on the
shoulder. not too bad. northbound 280 to the southbound 101 connector ramp, there's debris in the road from a two-car crash on the shoulder. and then of course your south bay update here northbound 101 if you are coming up from morgan hill to highway 85 that connector ramp is closed it should be opening up within the hour and southbound 101 near capitol expressway there's an overturn on the shoulder but not causing many delays. thank you. crews are cleaning up a big mess in chinatown. police say a car slammed into a muni bus shelter around 3 a.m. it happened on stockton street between clay and sacramento. as you can see, there's a lot of glass and debris. most of the damage is on the sidewalk and out of the streets. so police say there shouldn't be any problem with the buses. we are told the driver was not seriously hurt. the cause is under investigation. in san jose kpix 5 uncovered just how bad things are at the police department. the officers working so much overtime they are sleeping in r
vs outside of headquarters. kpix 5's maria medina live at the police department to tell us why and what happens. >> reporter: kiet do broke the story discovering at least a dozen police officers sleeping in rvs right outside the department and they say they are doing it because of mandatory overtime. they are working 17 hour shifts and many of them live as far as reno because they can't afford to live here in the bay area so they say their only solution is to sleep in those campers. now, if you remember, it was back in 2012 that voters approved measure b. that cut benefits and pay of those officers. and now there is a staffing problem here and the only solution is to work overtime. now, the mayor had no idea that these officers were sleeping in campers. kiet do brought it to his attention. and he says there is a solution. >> we need to get support for measure f so we can restore this police department so we don't have officers working
multiple overtime shifts in the same day and the same week. >> now, measure f would boost salaries for new officers and he says would then attract new recruits. that measure will be on the november ballot. now, if you are wondering if this is legal, if it is okay for officers to be sleeping in these rv's, it is on city property so it is okay. now, we also spoke to the union president. he says he knew this was going on but he was hesitant to say anything because of officer safety. live at sjpd, maria medina, kpix 5. new this morning, police are investigating a suspicious death in east san jose. officers found the man's body last night near the highway 101 and interstate 280 interchange. they say he appears to be in his 20s and might have died from some sort of head trauma. there's no information about a motive or a suspect. this is the second homicide this month near the freeway interchange. attorneys for the man accused of killing sierra lamar
will be back in court today to try to get more evidence thrown out. antolin garcia-torres is charged with kidnapping and murdering the morgan hill teenager in 2012. her body was never found. yesterday, the judge ruled that trial will be held in santa clara county saying there's no evidence the defendant would be unable to receive a fair trial. search-and-rescue crews dealing with more trouble in italy this morning. they keep feeling aftershocks as they are trying to dig through the rubble for any survivors. the usgs says the strongest tremor was a 4.7 late last night near amatrice. drone video shows the extent of the destruction over that town. you can see homes without roofs, and other buildings are barely standing. we now know at least 267 people have died, hundreds of others are hurt. italy's prime minister announced a multi-million dollar effort to rebuild. today berkeley's city council holds a surprise meeting over the minimum wage hike. kpix 5's lisa chan is live in the newsroom on the vote meant
to clear up any confusion when people tackle the issue this fall it the polls reporter: this morning the berkeley city council will vote on a new orderrance to raise minimum wage to $15 in two years. it would also increase to $13.75 by next year. this is a compromise between two dueling measures on the november ballot. one ballot measure would raise minimum wage in 2019. another measure would raise it to $15 by next year. berkeley's minimum wage is still below what workers get in emeryville and oakland. san francisco is set to increase to $15 in 2018. >> we all feel for working people because it's hard in our expensive city to survive unless you have a decent wage. >> the berkeley city council just announced it will vote at this surprise meeting during their summer recess yesterday. if this proposed ordinance passes today, the see there ask
voters to reject both measures on the november ballot. live in the newsroom, lisa chan, kpix 5. this morning marks the start of a new incentive program to get bay area residents saying good-bye to their fireplaces. the air quality management district raised $3 million of funding for the initiative which reduces wood smoke and pollution through the region. the new program will help pay for 1500 bay area households to replace their fireplaces and wood-burning stoves with cleaner electric heat pumps or natural gas stoves. low income residents are prioritized and the program is first come, first served. later today a former san francisco 49er is teaming up with local lawmakers to try to tackle bullying. congressman mike honda and jonathan martin will host and anti-bullying event at piedmont middle school. it gets under way at 9 a.m. the pair plans to highlight the importance of ending bullying. students just returned to school starting off a new
school year. now to campaign 2016. this morning, the candidates are in a war of words to win over minority and undecided voters with 74 days until the election. democrat hillary clinton and republican donald trump are accusing each other of bigotry. >> his real message seems to be make america hate again. >> the hillary clinton and her donors and advisers pushing her to spread smears and her lies. remember these three words: shame on you! >> trump continues to clarify his ideas on immigration. he said last night it would be impossible to deport all illegal immigrants but insisted his first priority would be to build a wall along the border and deport those living here illegally. democratic vice-presidential candidate tim kaine appeared on the late show with stephen
colbert saying trump is, quote, only for himself. >> at his early career donald trump was a real estate guy who got sued by the justice department for discriminating against people in housing writing the letter c on applications if they were minority. >> today, trump will try to court hispanic voters in las vegas during a campaign event. researchers in california trying to reduce the mosquito population by releasing hundreds of thousands of them into the open. how it could be the key to fighting the zika virus. >> plus, at what age are we the happiest? the results of a new study might shock you!! >> right now, but i'm not going to tell you how old i am. okay? good morning, everybody. rise and shine. sure it's going to be cooler today, but this upper level trough, i'm going to talk about the effect it will have on your weekend forecast. >> carquinez bridge to the maze westbound will take you about 20 minutes this morning but how is that toll plaza going to stack up? we'll tell you. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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have some drizzle. the marine layer has been enhanced. i'm going to talk about how that will affect your temperatures today. the full forecast just shy of four minutes. researchers in california are using altered mosquitoes to help prevent the spread of zika virus. chris martinez explains how it works. >> reporter: mosquito control teams in this california neighborhood are trying a new tactic to battle the bugs that carry the zika virus. the mosquito is called [indiscernible name] >> it's a vector of some very serious diseases historically yellow fever and now more recently zika virus. >> reporter: scientists are releasing hundreds of thousands of scientifically altered male mosquitoes to mate with females which can carry the zika virus. the altered males carry a bacteria called bobacia which prevents the females from reproducing. the females are the only ones
who bite people and spread disease. >> so the eggs won't hatch. >> reporter: a lab in conduct injected the male mosquitoes with the bacteria and shipped them to california. are these all the same species? >> those are. >> reporter: researchers expect the mosquito population will plummet and they could use this army of mosquitoes strategically against zika if it appears. >> maybe you start to see disease transmission in a certain area and you can go to the area with these mosquitoes and release them. >> reporter: researchers say so far, the project's results are promising with tens of thousands more altered mosquitoes left to deploy. chris martinez, cbs news, clovis, california. >> fresno county's mosquito control is so far the only program in the nation to use the modified mosquitoes. if it's successful, they will probably go to other areas like florida where zika cases are growing. speaking of insects, a pest is killing the buzz of many peaceful lake tahoe vacations. yellow jackets are all over the
area. many people mistake them for bees but experts say they are much more yellow than bees and a lot more aggressive. there's no repellent that works on yellow jackets. so the best thing to do is keep traps nearby and if you think you have come across a nest, they say don't try to get rid of it yourself. call vector control to come and take a look. >> run! just run the other way! [ laughter ] at what age would you say you were happiest in life? 5, 20, 30? >> when i wasn't working and paying bills. whenever that was. [ laughter ] >> it turns out the older people get, the happier they are. even if their physical health isn't great. >> i can believe this. >> yeah. i can, too. researchers at uc-san diego surveyed 1500 people aged 21 to the 9 and here are the findings 21 to 99. people in the 20s are the most stressed out and depressed. >> you're struggling to get what you want in life. >> you said if you could tell your college self anything, it's what? >> relax. >> it doesn't matter as much as you think it does. >> look at this. people in their 90s are the most content.
psychologists say older people they shift their attitude from achieving goals to savoring relationships and focusing on meaningful activities. >> my mom said life starts at 40 and i just turned 40 a few months ago. >> so we'll see if it holds true. >> let's see. i'm feeling okay. [ laughter ] let's check with roqui in the traffic center. >> thank you, anne and michelle. 25 was weird. i'll just say that. but otherwise i believe that. getting older is good. i like it. so let's take a look right now at your bay bridge toll plaza. carquinez bridge to the maze westbound will take but 20 minutes but your toll plaza looking good. san mateo bridge heading from the hayward area to the peninsula, 880 to 101, westbound will take you just about 15. and then here's a look at your golden gate bridge looking clear from san rafael into san francisco. that should take about 15 minutes as well. and also your altamont pass looking good out of tracy cars driving about 40 miles per
hour. 205 to the altamont pass will take you just about 12 minutes on to the dublin interchange. stacked up in the commute direction. westbound about 15 to 20 minutes. crash in san ramon, southbound 680 at crow canyon road. a two-car crash there on the shoulder. the tow truck out for this crash, as well. northbound 280 to the southbound 101 connector ramp debris in the road. but there's a tow truck out there trying to clear the scene in san francisco. roberta, how's it looking in san francisco? >> right now overcast conditions rocky. thank you for asking. at 5:17, low clouds, patchy fog, and some pretty heavy drizzle lining the coast into the bay. good morning, everyone. let's take a look out towards the bay bridge. a reflection of the bright lights off the bay waters. but right now the winds are under 10 miles per hour. you can see the flag on the fly there. temperature-wise 58 degrees in santa rosa. it's 60 apiece in oakland and in livermore. we do have temperatures right now of 60 degrees according to
jerry wilcox. he is our morning weather watcher in antioch a slight breeze under 10, barometer is steady. wind speeds across the bay area calm in pleasanton, nine in san jose, nine also west-southwest in the concord area. increasing winds in fairfield out of the southwest at 12. we have a westerly flow 10 to 20 miles an hour. we'll have good air quality. with the wind out of the southwest 10 to 20 primarily santa clara valley that's where we have pollution due to the fires in the south of the bay area the smoke lifting up north. morning drizzle and clouds along the seashore this morning on this friday morning. bayside it will turn sunny and seasonal, warmer with hazy sunshine inland. satellite and radar this right here, the bank of low clouds and fog up to 2,000 feet deep condensation in the form of drizzle at the beaches. we do have the expansive and extensive marine layer all the way inland a good 40, 50 miles. the ridge of high pressure is staying put.
upper level trough breezed through last night keeping us cool. and that weather pattern will hold true through the weekend. 87 state capital for the getaway friday. 76 each day in the high sierra through sunday. mornings starting off cool at 34 degrees. 63 smoke and haze in monterey bay. numbers in the 80s. take your pick. low to mid-80s inland. extended forecast is pretty benign stagnant through the weekend. are you ready for some football! we have the 49ers tonight right here on kpix 5. clear skies, 67 degrees. meanwhile, if you want some real football -- [ laughter ] -- >> the raiders! tomorrow night we have derek carr leading the raiders 65 degrees against the titans. anyone watching some football this week? >> well, of course! i will be. but anne you're not a big football fan. >> not a fan. but we know where roberta stands on that. we'll se. we'll talk with her later about the possibility of las vegas
raiders. >> oh!! >> don't bring that up. >> sorry. all right. a kitten rescue in pinole fell down a deep hole. people heard them crying but rescuers were creative to get them out. one was rescued easily but the other was further down. animal control couldn't use the traditional tools so they decided a vacuum was their best bet. the shop vac sucked the cat right out! [ laughter ] >> oh, look at that little kitty [ meowing ] >> they are doing fine. [ loud meowing! >> poor guy. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, you might have been asleep last night and missed this. a sensational play kept a no- hitter alive for the giants but for how long? the finish and reaction coming up. >> and it is national dog day. we asked you to send us pictures.
trying to avoid a sweep of trying to pitch a no-hitter and trying to convince the manager to let him stay in the game. tom hanks is sully sullenberger coming to a theater near you. no hid bit almost lost early for matt moore. bottom of the second denard span robs it, look at the running catch. matt moore jacked out of his mind. top of the 4th, giants leading joe panik deep for the first home run in over two months for him. two-run shot giants up 3-0. bruce bochy let him stay despite the count of 119 pitches. denard span robs hernandez with a diving catch. now, one out away. l.a.'s cory seeger a bloop hit, you got to be kidding me! that's it?! that breaks up the no-hitter. seeinger is out after 133
pitches allowing just that one hit. more importantly the giants win 4-0 to avoid the sweep. they are within 2 games of the dodgers. as for moore he was happy bochy gave him a chance to try to finish the no-hitter. >> you know, i just reassured him that everything feels fine. i was more so just trying to get out of the dugout and get on the on-deck circle before they had a chance to do something like that. but i was trying to -- i knew i was over 100 pitches heading back out there for the night. it didn't feel much different than any of the other pitches i threw. >> the giants lose that game. they are four games out. instead, they come back to at&t just two games back. a huge win. their biggest of the year. we have the 49ers and packers tonight on the big 5. i'll be facebook-ing sometime around 4:00 this afternoon. we'll see you from levi's stadium. city council is holding a surprise meeting this morning voting on an ordinance to raise berkeley's minimum wage. we'll tell you what it would go
up to coming up. >> san jose police officers sleeping in rvs right outside the department and the mayor had no idea. his reaction when we told him what was happening. ,,,, honey nut cheerios ...get their delicious taste from real, honest ingredients. real oats. that's a big bowl. real honey. yeah, honey.
whoo! i mean, whoo. video and pictures of suspes they say attacked a cab drir in san francisco. police releasing video and pictures of suspects they say attacked a cab driver in san francisco. >> and overworked officers sleeping in these rvs. the push now to end the police staffing crisis in san jose. >> we are just hours away from the weekend and there are so many events going on including the good guys national show. we'll have that and your forecast coming up. >> and time now is 5:29. the metering lights will be turned off at the your bay bridge toll plaza.
how the traffic will look. we'll tell you. >> good morning, it's friday, august 26. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. today in a surprise meeting, berkeley city council votes on a minimum wage hike before locals can weigh in at the polls. kpix 5's lisa chan live in the newsroom on the ordinance that could either clear up confusion or cause it. lisa? >> well, anne, this special meeting during the berkeley city council summer recess was just announced yesterday. they will be voting on a new ordinance to raise the city's minimum wage. now, under this new ordinance it would go up to 13.75 in october of next year. and up to $15 by 2018. this new ordinance is intended to keep voters from getting confused about two measures on the ballot. measure bb wouldn't raise the minimum wage to $15 until 2019. measure cc is more aggressive and would raise it to $15 by next year. the ballot measure versus
divided the city council, labor leaders and small business owners. one said he can't afford employees at all. >> in order to have employees, you have to have workers' compensation insurance, you have to have all kinds of other things that add to the price of whatever you pay the employee. >> which is why some say there needs to be a state law. in march governor jerry brown announced a deal to bring the statewide minimum wage to $15 by 2022. the ordinance the berkeley city council will be voting on this morning is considered a compromise between the two measures bb and cc. if it passes, voters are asked to reject both measures in november. live in the newsroom, lisa chan, kpix 5. a judge who has been in the spotlight recently will no longer hear criminal cases. santa clara county judge aaron persky made the decision himself. next month he moves to civil cases. the judge faced criticism for
only getting a former stanford swimmer a six-month jail sentence. brock turner could have faced up to 14 years for sexual assaulting an unconscious drunk woman outside a frat party. the new rule may not be permanent. judicial assignments rotate yearly. investigators are asking for your help tracking down the people who attacked a taxi driver. it happened earlier this month but police just released this video. the driver says he picked up 4 people and dropped them off in the bayview. when the suspects got out, the driver says one of them used a stun gun and beat him. >> some items were stolen from the cab driver including wallet, credit cards and cash but the victim got away. >> police hope somebody will recognize these suspects from these pictures and come forward with information. there's a staffing crisis at the san jose police department. it's gotten so bad officers say they can't go home and are
forced to sleep outside in rvs. kpix 5's maria medina is live at the san jose police department to explain how city leaders responded when we told them what we uncovered. >> reporter: yeah. you know, some of them actually had no idea. our kpix 5 kiet do discovered this story. he found at least a dozen police officers sleeping in rvs right outside the department and they say they are doing it because of mandatory overtime. now, they are working 17 hour shifts and many of them live as far away as reno because they simply can't afford to live here in the bay area. so they say their only solution it so sleep in these campers. back in 2012 voters approved measure b cutting salary and benefits leading to a mass exodus of police officers from the san jose police department and that's why we are here today. they are working mandatory overtime. the mayor had no idea that these officers were sleeping in campers. kiet do brought it to his attention. but the mayor and union president say there is say
solution. >> we are not going to retain officers or recruit officers, we're going to keep on sleeping in a parking lot until we can get measure f across the line and certain negotiations to get over the line, as well. >> reporter: so measure f would boost pay for new officers and they essentially say it would attract new recruits. it is going to be on the november ballot. now, if you're wondering if it's legal for these police officers to be sleeping in campers, it's hang on city properly so it's legal. maria medina, kpix 5. >> you mentioned measure f will increase pay for new officers. what else can you tell us about the measure? >> reporter: under measure f, former san jose officers and employees if they choose to return to the city to work here, they would actually get the same benefits that they were getting before measure b was passed and there are about 1300 employees who are
eligible. back to you. >> thank you. on the coast of santa cruz, a 24-year-old jumps off a cliff and lands in some very rough waves. this morning, he is considered a missing person. dang haus took that leap on saturday in an area known as the toilet bowl. he screamed for help after being taken over by the choppy waves. boats and helicopters tried to rescue him but the search was called off at 9 p.m. because of poor visibility. now, police say foul play is not involved. dang was not trying to hurt himself. speaking of the monterey bay i was down there last weekend. the air quality is terrible, roberta. i was trying to take a jog on the beach which is -- you know, difficult enough, and suddenly trying to breathe in this air and it was impossible. >> it's as a result of the soberanes fire and also the chimney fire in the san luis obispo area and a lot of that particulate matter in the form
of smoke is affecting the area. moderate levels today. right now good air quality across the bay. upper 50s in san francisco. again here's your air quality report. we have haze to the south, otherwise good air quality. temperatures across the bay area today 60s to the 80s. more on this but first, here's roqui. >> let's check a grass fire in the berkeley area on ashby avenue. westbound 80 here. off-ramp there is closed due to the grass fire. crews are out there trying to handle the situation so we'll keep you updated on that. and then let's take a look at your bay bridge, carquinez bridge to the maze westbound will take about 20 minutes but at the toll the metering lights are on now so you see some traffic stacking up there, as well. let's take a look at the altamont pass out of tracy. cars are riding about 30 miles per hour. that 205 to the altamont pass about 15 minutes and then on to
the dublin interchange will take but 17 to 20. you can see some stacking up in the commute direction there. let's take a look at your san mateo bridge. 880 into the peninsula, 101, westbound will take you 15 minutes. not looking bad at all on the san mateo bridge. new details on a homicide case this morning days after a manteca property owner found a body inside of a plastic bin. a stockton man is now in jail. police have since arrested 34- year-old eric wright. they believe he attacked the victim before he died. neighbors say they have been in the dark about what happened on east french camp road. wright appeared in court in san joaquin county yesterday. he is facing murder charges. new information about some explosives found in fairfield overnight. the men who had them are facing charges. officers say they found the devices inside the suspects' car near i-80 and central place. they found drugs, stolen checks
and bank account information and equipment to make fake ids. one of the men was wanted on a felony charge and the other was out on parole. happening today, ac transit breaking ground on a brand-new feature. it is a first-of-its-kind bus rapid transit system, brt. it's designed to shuttle riders quickly from downtown oakland to the san leandro bart station. the system offers the benefits of a light rail system without the expense of building one. the race for the white house is heating up with less than 3 months until the election. clinton accuses donald trump of releasing a radical fringe within the republican party n reno yesterday she slammed trump for spreading what she alleges is racist lies and conspiracy theories. trump tried to beat clinton to the punch on racism claims while in new hampshire. he says she paints decent americans as racist. with 75 days to go until
election day, kpix 5 political analyst melissa caen says you can expect the rhetoric to go down. >> we don't get nicer or more civilized. [chuckling] it will stay where it is or get worse. >> today clinton and tim kaine will campaign in pennsylvania and trump will be in las vegas. "whatsapp" is making big changes regarding user data. jill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com has that story and more trending topics. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the markets are in a holding pattern ahead of today's big speech by janet yellen. the dow was down yesterday. yellen will be talking bankers in jackson hole, wyoming. investors are looking for clues about a possible timetable for the next interest rate hike. some analysts expect it could tomorrow as soon as next month. the commerce department meanwhile just issued the second gdp estimates from april
to june. the economy grew more slowly than initially they thought. they thought it would be 1.2% increase and it's lowered to 1.1%. so, um, sounds like um, the economy still struggling to pick up steam. "whatsapp" says that it's going to share some user data with facebook. "whatsapp" was bought by facebook a few years ago. at the time, they said this would not affect user privacy. yesterday, though, "whatsapp" says they will disclose analytic data with facebook. >> jill, some high-tech fashion that could stop impulse shopping? that could be helpful. >> reporter: yeah. [chuckling] >> reporter: the i bag 2 is designed to stop the wearer from spending money. you can set the handbag to lock when its gps senses you're somewhere that you spend the most money or if it's at a time when you tend to shop the most. it will even vibrate when you
take out your wallet. this is a prototype by a personal finance website finder.com. >> it is a little pathetic that people would actually need that. i suppose i know some people who could use it. >> reporter: i guess the first step is admitting you have a problem. >> that's what they say. jill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. it is 5:41. more aftershocks create chaos as rescuers continue to search for survivors after the italy earthquake. the latest from there next. >> let's take a live look outside at highway 880 in oakland. traffic moving pretty smoothly. they call this "friday light," huh? we'll have the commute coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
good morning. we did it! we made it. it is friday. time check 5:43. looking toward the bay bridge. we have areas of fog. areas of drizzle. we have a foghorn out there somewhere! [ foghorn ] we have low clouds that will affect your friday temperatures. a big cooldown. we'll talk about all this affecting your weekend, as well. your forecast is coming up. italy is dealing with aftershocks just two days after it was hit by a devastating earthquake. the usgs says the strongest aftershock so far a magnitude 4.7 that hit late last night near amatrice. crews are still digging through the rubble looking for survivors. we now know that at least 267 people have died hundreds of others hurt. this drone video shows some of the extent of the damage over amatrice. you can see homes without roofs and buildings barely left
standing, families in shock as they return home. >> there isn't a house. i don't have a house. >> italy's prime minister announced a multi-million dollar effort to rebuild. the government canceled taxes for any residents affected by the earthquake. happening today, bay area women are gathering to celebrate a major milestone, 96 years ago today women got the vote. house minority leader nancy pelosi and several other california congresswomen spoke at a women's equality event yesterday. this is at ucsf. the federally designated day commemorates the passage of the 19th amendment. pelosi underscored the importance of a woman's "right to choose." >> it's about respect. respect for women to make choices in their voting. respect for women to make choices in their lives. sadly, we are at a place where a woman's "right to choose" and, therefore, have an effect
on everything in her life and the lives of the women's families, is at great risk in what's happening in congress today. >> in the last presidential election, women made up 53% of voters. >> and today's all women today on kpix 5. carpool karaoke returned on the "late late show" last night and james corden helped britney spears recreate her baby one more time video. ♪[ music ] >> they sang their way through l.a. traffic. he asked her about her whoops i did it again what it was about what inspired it, she answered, quote, i don't know.
i think it's just a song. no, we know. >> all about justin timberlake. >> i'm overthinking it. >> it's just a song. >> okay? >> let's check traffic. let's first start with the altamont pass. our normal trouble area not looking awful but coming out of tracy you have cars moving at 40 miles per hour. that commute on the 680 your dublin interchange will take you about 15 minutes. and then let's head to a bridge check first. bay bridge toll plaza metering lights are on carquinez bridge to the maze westbound will take about 20 minutes and then we see that traffic backing up in the toll plaza and then let's take a look at san mateo 880 to 101 if you are heading into the peninsula westbound just about 15 minutes so that's looking good right there. then last but not least your golden gate bridge if you are heading from san rafael into
san francisco, that commute is only 15 minutes. it's still dark outside but i have a feeling it's going to be chilly today. >> but huhic roqui, wouldn't you think that anne makovec is like the biggest britney spears fan in the world? who knew! [ laughter ] >> hi, everybody. this is our live weather camera from the bay bridge from our kpix 5 studios looking east. visibility not an issue. high overcast but we have heavier drizzle. that will greet you out the door even into our inland areas 30 to 35 miles. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. this marine layer is support expansive and extensive and it has a robust west wind 10 to 20 today. we are seeing west-southwest at five right now. winds increasing in the afternoon. currently southwest wind at 12 in fairfield. hazy in the santa clara valley today lifting the smoke particulate matter up from the south to the north.
otherwise, good air quality anticipated due to the westerly. so we're socked in. inland hazy although sunny. a layer of low clouds and fog going in 50 t 650 miles 60 miles with a late burnoff. high pressure in the bay area, high pressure will stay put. mild weather in the forecast through the weekend. 63 and haze in monterey county. 76 degrees in the high sierra. currentl 34 degrees. same weather through the weekend in the mountains. 6:54 our official sunrise. by the time it sets tonight, we will shave off two minutes and 16 seconds of daylight hours. 60s, 70s and 80s across the board today. the extended forecast calls for very little change each and every day all the way through
thursday. that is a look at your friday forecast. all right. time now 5:49. new competition for uber and lyft in the state. how tesla is getting in on ridesharing. >> and it is national dog day. and it's national dog day. we asked all of you to sends pictures with your pets. he are some of the pictures we recieved. uber is losing money. bloom ,,,,,,ports the ride-
kind of like this look. i'm calling it the "name your price tool" phase. whatever. here are some of the picture recieved. uber is losing money. bloom repo ride- >> the two we just saw are my friend's dogs. >> that was juliette's dog a little bit ago. >> so fun to see your pictures this morning. i was watching them on facebook last night and just smiling at each one. they are adoreddable. >> we love them. i love seeing the names. they are pretty good. stickers? >> pretty creative. >> yes. >> i love seeing all of the rescue dogs out there, too.
>> and your little puppy is coming up, too? >> she, i think. >> we could look at them all day. uber is losing money. bloomberg reports the ride hailing company posted 2nd quarter losses exceeding $750 million after they lost $520 million in the 1st quarter. at least one financial expert says there's no need to worry. the 7-year-old company is still maintaining huge growth. there's a new ridesharing service in california. and this one uses fancy teslas. it's called "tesloop." the company has been operating in l.a. and las vegas but will soon start picking up passengers in the coachella valley later this month. a trained pilot will pick you up and take and up to three other riders to the los angeles area. >> because there are so few people we have 2 or 3 drop total maybe 20 minutes of drop time total which is fine for like a 2.5-hour ride. you get to where you are so you save that 20 minutes because
you're right there. >> and on the way they have snacks for you and free wi-fi. it costs from 29 to $79 for a one-wayry. not bad. tesla is looking for more pilots to drive their cars. volkswagen will compensate 652 u.s. dealers for cars on their lots that turned out to be rigged to cheat emissions tests. the deal just announced is likely worth tens of millions of dollars. the exact amount of the settlement was not released but vw says the deal will cover all past, current and future claims of loss by franchisers. the automaker says it will pay up within 18 months. it is 5:55. in the next half-hour, the berkeley city council will be having a surprise meeting this morning. they will vote on an ordinance to raise the city's minimum wage. we'll have details coming up. >> reporter: san jose police officers working overtime say they can't go home. where they say they are forced to sleep.
and i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. a surpise vote today in berk could prov good morning. it's friday, august 26. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. >> a surprise vote today in berkeley could provide critical help to city residents struggling to make ends meet. kpix 5 reporter lisa chan is in the newsroom with more on the sudden decision to vote on a minimum wage hike. >> reporter: well, this morning, the berkeley city council will vote on a new
ordinance that would raise the city's minimum wage to $15 in two years. it would also increase to $13.75 by next year. this is a compromise between two dueling measures all on the november ballot. one ballot measure called measure bb wouldn't raise the minimum wage to $15 until 2019. the other which is measure cc would raise it to $15 by next year. berkeley's minimum wage is still below what workers get in emeryville and oakland. san francisco's is set to increase to $15 in 2018. >> we all feel for working people because it's hard in our expensive city to survive unless you have a decent wage. >> the berkeley city council just announced it will vote at this surprise meeting during their summer recess yesterday. if this proposed ordinance passes today the city will have voters to reject bb and cc on the november ballot. lisa chan, kpix 5. a driver caused a big me