tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS November 4, 2016 4:30am-5:01am PDT
>> i'm michelle griego. the swell is here. >> yeah. >> what did i say, it's coming? >> it's coming! >> it's here! >> you know best because you are the surfer on staff. >> absolutely. >> so we do have word now from the national weather service that that high surf advisory has been extended due to the swells that continue to pick up to about 20 feet. we can't even rule out the possibility of an occasional 25- foot swell and that would be in the mavericks area so this is extended until 3 p.m. clear skies looking out towards the transamerica pyramid. temperatures are cooling off. you can see a little bite in the air stepping out the door this morning. santa rosa at 47. same in the tri-valley. later today it's going to be the warmest day of the week. we are talking about temperatures near 80 degrees away from the bay. we'll talk about the big changes for the weekend coming up but right now let's send it on over to roqui theus. >> thank you, roberta. let talk about some roadwork. starting here in oakland, westbound 580 to eastbound 80
connector is close the right now due to the roadwork. we'll keep you posted as to when it's open but they say it will be open around 5:00. now, the bay bridge toll plaza carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze to the maze will take you 19 men's or so but expect no delays through the toll plaza because those metering lights will turn on around 5:30. in the oakland san leandro area, northbound 880 roadwork cars moving in the area at just 8 miles per hour. so very slow in the area and that should be opening up around 6 a.m. and this is due to some paving between davis and 98th. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. students at a bay area university are considering walking with friends at night after a body was found at the edge of their campus. investigators know the victim was a missing teen. kpix 5's cate caugiran has the story from sonoma state. >> family, friends, someone i went to school with, missing for two weeks. kurt kimberly lives in cotati.
>> reporter: he held this flyer as forensic investigators dug out the body of an adult man found in the shallow grave. >> he left home and did not come back. he left on a bicycle and we have not seen him since. >> it's a very slow methodical process. we want to make sure we collect all the evidence, every little fiber and hair that could possibly lead to us a potential suspect. >> reporter: sergeant spencer says a university landscaper found the body. >> fairly recent because of the lack of decomposition. >> reporter: the sergeant says a portion of the man's head and some hair were visible when the landscaper discovered him. he was found face down covered in mud. from chopper 5, aerials show the crime scene is in a remote wooded area with few trails leading in and out. >> it's shocking. >> reporter: students are taking extra precautions to stay safe. >> all the people i have talked to are not going to walk alone at night anymore. >> reporter: cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> the sheriff's office says this is now a homicide case and
they are asking anyone with information to call 911. the search is on for a killer in san jose. police say that someone shot two men last night near bambi lane and peter pan avenue on the city's east side. one of the men died. the other was rushed to the hospital but is expected to survive. so far police are not releasing any information about a possible suspect or motive. in oakland, authorities are investigating after a body was discovered in a park. someone came across a woman's body yesterday. chopper 5 was over the scene at arroyo viejo park on krauss avenue. police dug through trying to find evidence. there's no word how the woman died. the alameda county coroner is working to identify the woman. new this morning, a santa rosa man is behind bars after threatening to kill a police officer. it happened last night just before 7 p.m. near marlow and piner road.
the man fled, punched a car and weaved in and out of traffic, throwing a cell phone into a large glass window at a nearby jack-in-the-box shattering it before being arrested. the waves rolling in could be 20 feet tall today. a high surf advisory is still in effect. the national weather service says it's best to stay away from jetties and rock areas. sneaker waves are also a key concern because pacifica residents have seen erosion damage from storms. even those awed by the waves are being very careful. >> when you drive down the street and look straight at the ocean you can see the waves across the freeway so you know they're piping up definitely. >> honestly i'm battening down the hatches in my backyard. since february's storm, i have minimized what's in my backyard. >> the winter storms did so much damage to some pacifica cliffs that multiple homes were deemed unlivable. those storms are helping with the statewide drought. last month alone we saw almost a dozen waterlogged days and it was the second wettest october on record for the northern
sierra. the great start to the wet season is leading to improvements on the u.s. drought monitor. comparing this week to last week, the drought is almost completely gone from the northwestern part of the state. and we have seen improvements in the northern end of the valley. >> we have had some good storms in october that have really taken some of the bite of the drought out of the northwest corner of the state in particular. >> despite the improvements made a state declared drought emergency ordered nearly three years ago is in effect. i almost hate to hear that story because we did such great conservation measures and our water situation here in the month of september. so we really want to continue to conserve because we are not out of the drought. we have seen improvements and we'll have a little bit of light rain in the forecast over the weekend. very minimal saturday night in a sunday morning. outside now we have a high surf advisory in effect until 3 p.m.
for all of our local beaches. we have seen swells over 20 feet. we'll continue to see it pretty washed out this morning coming later in the day but still sneaker waves possible with dangerous rip currents. we have clear skies and cold temperatures. 47 in livermore and santa rosa, high 40s in redwood city. 50s around the bay. partly cloudy skies for the 49ers game time temperature 67 degrees. we have the raiders low 60s, as well. we'll have the complete weekend forecast coming up after a traffic report. here's roqui. >> thank you, roberta. i'm excited to be at the raiders game on sunday! it will be my first one. 4:36. let's take a look at the bay area roads. heading out westbound 580 to eastbound 80 connector is closed in oakland right before the maze due to some roadwork. we'll keep you posted. it should be opening up around 5 a.m. now, moving on to some roadwork
on northbound 880 in the oakland-san leandro area, they are paving that road. so cars moving in the area at just 30 miles per hour. and a live look at the nimitz freeway in both directions looking good on this end but 238 to the maze right now will take you up to 20 minutes northbound. moving over to the peninsula commute from hayward into foster city, 880 to 101, that will take you 14 minutes. a look at the altamont pass traffic coming off 205 at 28 miles an hour better at 32 miles an hour at north flynn road and frees up through livermore to the dublin interchange where you see that slow commuter traffic. altamont pass to 680 will take you 15 minutes. the race for the white house is down to the wire. we are officially four days from the election. the nominees and their families are on the campaign trail. >> reporter: with just days to go, hillary clinton and donald trump are waging a battle for the white house on multiple fronts. >> maybe we'll see even more history made in a few days. >> reporter: clinton in north carolina playing off the
historic world series victory of her hometown chicago cubs. trump also campaigning in the tar heel state considered essential for his path to the white house. >> we know hillary can't be trusted. we've learned that. >> reporter: key supporters for each nominee fanning out across the nation. president obama stumping for clinton in florida. >> she made me a better president. >> reporter: democratic vice- presidential nominee tim kaine putting his spanish skills to voters in arizona. he made the case in phoenix [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: on the republican side, former trump rival ted cruz stumping with vp nominee mike pence in michigan. >> we are five days out and at this point it's all about turnout. >> reporter: melania trump campaigning for her husband in pennsylvania. >> he could not sit by anymore and watch what's happening in our country. and that is when this movement began. >> reporter: i'm reed binion
reporting. >> a new national poll shows hillary clinton ahead of donald trump by just one point. here in the golden state, clinton has a big lead but across the state line in nevada, the latest numbers have trump ahead. that's why many bay area clinton supporters are making the four-hour drive to get out the vote. among those make the trip, a couple who gave up their 10- year anniversary vacation to, instead, knock on doors in reno. >> i just couldn't stop thinking about coming out here to help instead of being on a beach somewhere. >> back in the bay area, a republican party volunteer told us she feels they are being outnumbered by paid members of the democratic machine. be sure to tune into kpix 5 on tuesday for complete election coverage. and on wednesday morning, we'll be on air at 4:30 with the latest results and analysis. today in san francisco tech companies are working to raise money for a food bank. the big push goes by hack hunger challenge. they are trying to raise $500,000 to are buy a new truck
for the food bank. the organization hopes to get more gas money to keep its other trucks running through the year. representatives from "salesforce" will be at today's kickoff event at the food bank warehouse on pennsylvania avenue. time now 4:40. still ahead, a headlight experiment. only on "5" we are putting them to the test. we'll show you which cars passed the test after the break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
eople are left i one of the most bizarre things i have ever seen in my life. >> it is bizarre. a lot of people are left in the dark in las vegas. the paris hotel and casino completely lost power yesterday. authorities say a contractor working in the facility's basement accidentally cut into the main power line. nearly 3,000 guests and employees evacuated. no word when the power will be restored. with the end of daylight saving time this weekend, headlights will be on earlier. our experiment shows many cars
do a poor job of lighting up the road. only on "5," sharon chin shows us the ones in the test. reporter: what do you look for in a new car? >> gas mileage. >> airbags. >> how about headlights? >> good if they have them. >> no, i don't look at the headlights. >> i didn't give it much thought. >> reporter: she will now. the insurance institute for highway safety tested new car headlights for the first time and most of them failed. among sedans, the insurance institute gives a poor rating to the nissan altima, kia optima, cadillac ats, chevy malibu and hyundai sonata. among small suvs, not one of the two dozen tested earns a good rating. only a handful labeled acceptable or marginal. the poor, the jeep wrangler, kia sportage and honda hrv. and of the 11 pickups tested most headlights failed including the ford f-150 and
chevrolet colorado. >> the average driver throughout is probably struggling to see as far as he needs to see to drive safely on the roads at night. >> reporter: and the price tag doesn't matter. headlights on some expensive new cars flunked like the mercedes c class and the bmw 3 series. contrast the dimmer lights from bmw on the right with the toyota prius on the left. the only midsized car out of 31 that got a good rating. we conducted our own unscientific experiment driving around san francisco's presidio in the dark and compared nissan's 2016 altima with its maxima. in our first test we parked the cars and aimed the headlights across the street and tried to spot our producer leslie and her dog by the flagpole. we could barely see them. still, the maxima, which got an acceptable rating, did a better job lighting the scene at the top of the screen. below, the altima's poorly rated lights offered less visibility. so it wasn't a shock when we drove the altima down a dark street at 10 miles an hour and
could not clearly see our producing and her dog crossing the street until we were just yards from the crosswalk. we tried again with the better rated maxima and were surprised to find its lighting wasn't much better. >> we don't really see her until we're almost up on top of the crosswalk. >> reporter: neither car had headlights that were bright enough, in fact. even at close range we could only see the bottom half of her body. headlights are critical because while 25% of driving is done at night, half the crashes happen in the dark. 80% of cars on the road use halogen but many fail to give enough stopping distance on roads without overhead lights. that's almost half the roads we drive. you can use some thins to increase nighttime visibility. use high beams more often. only one in five drivers does. improve your headlights at home. after five years the protective coating on the plastic lens deteriorates, cutting down on your lights and increasing the
glare for other drivers. aaa in southern california shows how to restore the coating on halogen reflecter headlights using a 10 to $30 kit with a little sandpaper and polish. >> take that layer off that's been deteriorated or discolored. we are going to apply polish. >> reporter: it takes about 30 minutes to restore each headlight. a light meter shows the brightness before -- >> here we have a reading of about 510 average. >> reporter: -- and after. >> so now our reading has gotten up to about a little over 1,000. >> reporter: twice as bright, and with many headlights leaving drivers in the dark, it's one thing we can do on our own to safely light our way. sharon chin, kpix 5. new video showing a massive dust storm in arizona. take a look at this. this is what it looks like over phoenix yesterday. at one point, forecasters say that visibility was less than a mile. officials say that dust storms are not a rare thing in arizona. but it is pretty late in the season to see one this size.
>> it always amazes me when we see this video out of arizona. every year they have them. >> you said you've experienced them before? >> yes. i did on may way from -- my drive from vegas to california. >> exactly. coming out of vegas heading back to barstow where i was growing up at the time, we hit one as well and it's almost like being in the eye of a hurricane, it's super quiet and we got out of the car and all the paint was totally off the car. >> oh, no. couldn't start it, because of all the sand in the engine. those are pretty serious things there. great video, though, right? >> i know. it's amazing. we have subtropical moisture in the form of rain showers in the arizona area all in association with the haboob. clear skies to kick-start your friday. temperature-wise it's cooling off into the 40s in livermore, also to the north in santa rosa. redwood city you're in the upper 40s. it's in the mid-50s in oakland around the rim of the bay into san francisco. i wanted to share this with you. i'm sure you've heard about it by now. the climate prediction center
says that we are 24% of california not in a drought anymore so basically, it's that northwestern quadrant of the state. when you see this yellow highlighted area around the coast that says we're doing okay. we're doing better. but we still need to conserve and we're still hoping for a rainy season coming up. here's some of the clouds. you see last night's sunset, it was awesome with the high, thin clouds shearing off into the bay area. same again today leading to precipitation all associated with this area of low pressure that the to the north of bay area. that's where we going to see the chance of a few sprinkles saturday night into sunday in the north bay. very wet in the pacific northwest with this system here but we're still under the influence of high pressure so it's keeping us dry and there you have that monsoonal moisture to the south over arizona. because of that system to the north of us we have a high surf advisory extended until 3 p.m. due to some of the swells, especially towards the mavericks, up to 15, 20, even 25 feet. here's your futurecast. you can play along at home. you see lunch hour is clear.
here's your saturday when we begin to increase our cloudiness during the afternoon into the evening hours. light rain in the santa rosa area. then it all breaks apart, reveals a pretty decent day for our sunday. not a game changer by any means so if you are heading out to the raider game on sunday, partly cloudy, 62 degrees. meanwhile, our temperatures today the warmest day of the workweek into the 70s even flirting with 80 degrees away from the bay. 74 in mountain view and also in redwood city. 78 our outside number inland. increasing clouds saturday leads to rain overnight far north bay saturday night to sunday. then we pan out to a good- looking day. oh, don't forget to set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed on saturday night. we return to standard time here in the bay area. roqui? >> thank you, roberta. good morning, all. let's take a look in marin right now out the door on to the golden gate bridge. it's looking good in both directions. 580 in san rafael to the golden
gate toll plaza will take you a quick 15 minutes. now moving over to oakland we have some roadwork here that will clear up in about 10 minutes or so around 5 a.m. westbound 580 to the eastbound 80 connector is closed due to the roadwork. but like i said, 10 minutes or so and it should be clear. now a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, live, the carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze will take you 18 minutes. then once you get to the toll plaza, free sailing into the city because those metering lights are off until 5:30. i do see some backup in the cash lane though. we'll keep an eye on that for you, as well. now moving over to the oakland- san leandro area, this roadwork on northbound 880 has been giving us problems all week long but they are paving the road there, so this should be clearing up around 6 a.m. but in the area you're driving at just 22 miles per hour coming off 238 here and a live look at the nimitz freeway, 238 to the maze right now will take you 20 minutes. now moving over to the san mateo bridge, the peninsula commute from hayward into foster city that will be just a quick 14 minutes between 880
and 101. i'll send it to you guys at the desk. >> thank you, roqui. time now 4:50. two men are on a long journey from alaska to argentina. we'll tell you why they are in the bay area today. >> and what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at email@example.com. we may come and featu re your school on the show. and locals coming to the rescue of a ,,
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i'm in. at john muir health, we know how big the little things can be. john muir health. be heard. minke whale after it came ashore. this all happened in chile. escuers new video showing fishermen and locals coming to the rescue of a minke whale after it came ashore. this happened in chile. they used a rope to move the 8- ton animal back to the ocean. our nation's christmas tree is making the trip to the
capital. on wednesday, the 80-foot engel man was cut down in idaho. it was chosen among four finalists. it will be decorated with over 18,000 hand made ornaments. then on december 6, the grand finale as an idaho resident flips the switch to light it up. the u.s. labor department will release its final jobs report before election day. economists surveyed by the research company estimate employers added 170,000 jobs in october. that would be slightly above september. the unemployment rate is going to be 4.9%, down from september's 5%, predicted. nasa has a new tool to spot the international space station. the agency put a map on their website called spot the station. all you have to do is type in your location and a message will pop up with the next best possible time to see it in the sky. and we just checked san francisco, it says that you can
see the iss at 6:17 this morning. it should be visible for about 4 minutes. nasa says it will look like a fast-moving star or airplane. >> hm. i want to go see it. >> yeah. take a break at 6:17. >> yeah. >> a commercial break. go out and see it. [ laughter ] sometimes it is hard enough getting the motivation to go for a quick jog so imagine running one marathon every day for years. >> i don't know how. two guys who are in the bay area today are doing just that. susie steimle introduces us. >> reporter: about a year and a half the two men left their homes in belgium in search of a simpler life. >> i was really stressful at home, you know, i was really -- i stressed a lot so we start selling everything and starting up with the idea, ya, why we don't do it and just go for it. >> reporter: it's a marathon with a mission. >> we run 26 miles a day. >> reporter: they will run 590
marathons total from alaska to argentina. they just reached point reyes after 135 marathons. >> this is self-built camper. >> reporter: this is home for the two-year journey as they run, the homes following behind with the wives at the wheel. >> i thought it was crazy. yeah. >> reporter: her father is one of the reasons they're here. >> big inspiration. >> reporter: he permanently injured his spinal cord which motivated him to sell his company and travel the world, as well. on their journey the group raises money races money for the charity, to walk again. >> he never can run again because of the spine cord so that's why we running now for those who can't. >> reporter: it's a simple plan really. let go of what you don't need and just put one foot in front of the other while you have the luxury of doing so. >> just go for it before it's too late. >> reporter: i'm susie steimle, kpix 5. >> today they will cross the golden gate bridge and then continue south toward mexico. >> they plan to finish running
in april 2018. so are you inspired? >> to go -- i'll go for a walk. [ laughter ] >> ten-minute walk. >> inspired me to go for a walk. apple is moving some friends over peaches. peopling too to social media to call out the company for -- people took to social media to call out the company for the peach emoji. it comes with the apple 10 update. it no longer resembles a person's back side. they are upset. for years the old emoji was referred toes at peach butt. california voters are most likely going to legalize recreational marijuana on tuesday. coming up, we'll tell you what the new field poll says about proposition 64. >> a sex scandal involving bay area police officers is growing. the latest charges against an oakland police officer. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
and i'm kenny choi. good morning, everyone. it is friday, november 4. i'm michelle griego. we made it! >> yes. thank god. good morning, i'm kenny choi. let's head outside take a look at the conditions. you are looking live at pacifica pier. and the high surf advisory still is in effect until 3 p.m. you can see the waves crashing on to the shore. >> crashing along that pier. it's dark but you can still see them. >> the national weather service is warning anybody heading to bay area beaches that waves could be 20 feet tall today. high surf advisory in effect until 3 p.m. coast guard crews say that sneaker waves are a key concern and people should avoid rocky areas. >> not roqui. don't avoid roqui [ overlapping speakers ] >> l u