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tv   KPIX 5 News Early Edition  CBS  December 14, 2016 4:30am-5:01am PST

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>> i'm michelle griego. hey, it's good to have you back. >> good to be here. >> showers all across the bay yesterday. keep the umbrellas handy for the immediate future. a much more powerful storm is bound for the bay area. >> it's coming. how's everyone doing this morning? >> good. i'm still sad about alan thicke. >> it's sad. >> i watched growing pains. >> they are so multitalented. we were talking in the makeup room how he even made up the jingle of wheel of fortune. >> very sad during the holiday season or anytime of the year. you were talking about the rain yesterday. >> yes. >> that was nothing. that was a nuisance. it was insignificant except in the far north bay. today a lot of low-level moisture, just a cell of light rain showers like right there in the clearlake area. also if you look very carefully there, you see all of that rain
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today again. it's confined to the north bay in the far reaches. and that is the area of concern. that's where we have a flash flood watch in effect for lake, mendocino and humboldt counties. you have to think about this. 300,000 people-plus live in those areas. you are going to receive up to 6" of rain by thursday evening. also, the soberanes burn area, that's another area of concern due to mudslides. so right now low-level moisture. you do need the umbrella. kind of hazy conditions. temperatures we are into the 50s and later today topping off in the 50s and up to about 63 degrees in san jose. also in oakland through piedmont into alameda, 63 tri- valley, and fremont. we are going to track the incoming system. we'll talk about how much rain you should expect and plus, gusty winds, as well. first here's roqui. thank you, roberta. that will affect the roads too but let's start off in richmond. westbound 80 before el portal a three-car crash blocking two left lanes so we have some
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slowdowns in the area. cars are moving at just 57 miles per hour. heading now down westbound 80 to the bay bridge toll plaza, carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze will take 24 minutes then no delay through the toll plaza. metering lights will turn on around 5:30. the raiders are one step closer to staying in oakland. the city council voted on a $1.3 billion plan last night. [ applause ] >> a lot of fans were happy with the decision. the plan is to build a new stadium in hopes of keeping the team in oakland. earlier in the day, the alameda county board of supervisors voted on the same deal. it was put together by a football hall of famer ronnie lott. >> i'm very comfortable supporting this project and i think that it's a very good deal. nothing is perfect. this is a very good deal that protects the city the best we can and does not put ourselves,
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um, at risk in the future. >> some critics say that the money should be put towards other needs in the city. later today, nfl owners will meet to hear about lott's plan. they will eventually decide whether to allow the raiders to stay, or move to las vegas. later today several silicon valley leaders are meeting with president-elect donald trump. they are meeting at trump tower in new york city for a tech summit. we know of at least 7 people who will there be tim cook, sheryl sandberg and others. meanwhile, hundreds of tech workers have a message for the president-elect. kpix 5's betty yu explains what they are refusing to do. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump pledged to create a database of muslims and deport millions of illegal immigrants. now silicon valley workers are pledging to not make those promises a reality. in less than 12 hours, more than 350 workers from tech
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giants including google, paypal and twitter pledged they will not help create that registry or participate in mass data collection that targets people's race or religion. >> i think this is a human rights issue. and you know, doing good at scale involves technology and doing evil at scale involves technology and so i think those of house choose to build and de-- us who choose to build and design technology have an obligation to the people whose lives will be touched by it. >> reporter: the software information and former google employee helped write the pledge. the group also promises to delete high risk datasets and backups and make sure the government follows legal protocols when requesting data. >> these are confusing times right now. some of us are feeling overwhelmed that we -- it's easy to forget how much power we have as individuals. >> reporter: that includes the power to speak out if data is being misused at your company. the workers also pledged that they would quit their jobs rather than get involved in
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questionable government purposes. valley aurora is founder of frame site consulting and used to be a programmer at intel and ibm. >> it's very unusual for a technology worker to band together for anything. we are difficult to get working in the same difficult or unionize or to do anything together. so i think it says a lot that people are willing to make such a tough and difficult pledge so publicly. >> reporter: betty yu, kpix 5. >> after the president-elect donald trump announced that exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson tell you as his secretary of state, he also settled on rick perry for energy secretary. a parade of high-profile guests including bill gates and kanye west came through yesterday. he had a thank you rally in wisconsin making sure that no one missed the details of his star-studded day. >> the great jim brown, bill gates, anna winter, kanye, that's right. [ applause and cheers ] >> ray lewis. >> meanwhile, on capitol hill,
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there's a new push to further investigate russia's hacking of the presidential election. the senate foreign relations committee plans to hold hearings in the near future. all right. 4:36 right now. let's check on the weather. and you say tomorrow umbrellas won't matter. >> right. because of the gusty winds up to 35 miles per hour with this very strong cold front coming in. it's not the storm of the century by any means but it certainly is a powerful storm that has the possibility of producing some very gusty winds that will down power lines. so power outages are possible. and downed trees, as well. right now, we just have some light lingering rain showers from yesterday's area of low pressure that just really just skipped through the area producing a few one hundredths of an inch of rain, up to a tenth in the northern portion of the bay area. light precipitation just entering the clearlake area. and this is going to be the scenario again today where rain in the far north bay, but later when we have the potent storm
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work its way into our forecast tomorrow a flash flood watch is in effect for three counties up to a half foot of rain in lake, mendocino and humboldt counties. also the soberanes fire burn area we have the potential of mudslides. low level drizzle is causing fog. temperatures in the low 50s. today mostly cloudy skies, showers, no real accumulation. no 60s for the next week. we'll talk more about that. but first here's roqui. thank you. let's those marin county where we have flooding and latest a look at the golden gate bridge starting here northbound 101 at
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lucky drive. this is pretty notorious for being flooded during rainy seasons so just fyi there is flooding there so drive carefully through the area. from marin county into san francisco, 580 to the golden gate toll plaza will take you about 14 minutes. and also a crash in richmond, westbound 80 before el portal drive, it's a three-car crash blocking the two left lanes there. and causing some slowdowns already this early in the morning. in that traffic is at 30 miles per hour. if you take that down to the bay bridge toll plaza here's a live look at that cars moving smoothly through the toll plaza but definitely carefully because of that rain. carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze will take you about 24 minutes. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. with powerful winds and rain heading toward the bay area, this massive sinkhole in pacifica could be even tougher to patch up. and kpix 5's cate caugiran tells us there's been a wrench in the repair work because the city and property owners are at odds over who is responsible.
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>> reporter: the city of pacifica says the sinkhole is on private property so it's up to the owners to fix it. the owners say this whole thing started because of a city piping issue. names tell me they just want it taken care of. >> every year that i'm here, it's just the same old story. >> reporter: a new pacifica sinkhole to fix. but this time, who is responsible? >> start off as a little hole, finally it's all just collapsed in and it's huge as of right now. >> reporter: the city says it has no role in this. the sinkhole is on private land which means that it's up to trinity property consultants the property managers of ocean air apartments, to fix it. the irvine company says not so fast. according to the company, a city pipe caused it. a large pipe separated causing the sand to erode and the rain made it worse. and while they are working on the fix, trinity says the city still needs to get involved.
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coastal access is shut off and walkways are closed as the repairs continue. >> a lot of us have dogs and we live here for that and it's sad we're not able to bring our dogs down here. >> reporter: crews pumped sand and concrete into the sinkhole. andrew lived in the area for nearly two years. >> consistently you will see big piles of sand on the beach. rocks are exposed that i haven't seen for a long time. >> reporter: he says at this point it doesn't matter who is to blame. >> i don't want to get too political. all i know is i don't want to fall into the ocean. so whoever wants to fix that please fix it. >> reporter: we have a storm on the way and that could impact repair work. in pacifica, cate caugiran, kpix 5. fans are mourning the loss of alan thicke this morning. he died yesterday after a heart attack. his family safes playing hockey with his son when he collapsed.
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we remember one of america's favorite tv dads. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: alan thicke was most well known for playing jason on the 1980s sitcom growing pains but he was also well known at the ice rink in burbank. >> we were worried about heart attack but he was breathing and talking. they got him on the gurney. he gave us a thumbs-up. he looked at his kid take a picture of me with the rink in the background. >> reporter: he was today to the hospital in burbank where his agent confirmed he died of a heart attack. these are pictures of him with his son robin thicke and his 19- year-old son carter. >> shaken up. we felt bad for carter but we were trying to be light for him at the same time because we didn't think it was that crazy. >> reporter: besides growing pains, he also starred in a reality show with his wife and
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he composed music writing the theme song for different strokes, wheel of fortune, and the facts of life. ♪[ music ] >> in a it's a bit of a lost art. -- in a way it's a bit of a lost art. people aren't writing lyrics themes. >> reporter: he tweeted season two "fuller house" looking good. i even like the ones i'm not in. robin thick. he said the greatest man i ever met always a gentleman. and carter tweeted, today i lost my best friend and my idol and the world lost one of its finest. you are a legend and i love you, pop. until next time. would you feel comfortable in a self-driving uber? they hit the road today in san francisco. we'll take a look next.
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college tuition- free. sco san francisco supervisors have approved $9 million for a fund to make a local community
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college tuition free. under the plan, san francisco residents would not have to pay tuition next year at the city of san francisco but mayor lee is calling for a more limited program over a longer period. the funds would come from proposition w, a property sales tax increase approved by voters back in november. some self-driving cars should be picking up passengers in san francisco starting today. more now from kpix 5's joe vazquez. >> reporter: inside a nondescript warehouse south of market a fleet of vehicles is shrouded in secrecy. these are self-driving cars from uber. and they are about to start picking up customers on the streets of san francisco. so says derek kerr of cnet who broke the story. a launch like in pittsburgh, pennsylvania where customers just use the app and now there's a chance a driverless car will show up. >> the self-driving cars will come i believe with a safety driver. in pittsburgh you're not alone
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in the car and i presume they will be doing the same sort of thing here in san francisco. >> i think it's cool. i would probably try it. >> reporter: does it make you nervous to not have a driver? >> not really. i mean, i'm assuming they have tested it and they know what they're doing but i mean, there's a small risk, i'm sure, yeah. >> reporter: the california dmv tells kpix 5 that uber does not yet have a testing permit issued by the state. quote, 20 manufacturers have already obtained permits to test hundreds of cars on california roads. uber should do the same. joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> the vehicles being used locally are volvo suvs. meanwhile, google's self- driving car program is shifting into a new gear. the mountain view tech giant announced the project has grown into a spinoff company called waymo. google will develop self- driving technology. one of its autonomous cars took a legally blind passenger on a drive with no issues. a minnesota woman is thankful for strangers who came
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to her rescue. they helped pull her from an icy pond. now a nearby traffic camera also captured it on camera. you can see the group rushing down to the water. the driver was able to smash part of the back window with a fire extinguisher. the good samaritans helped pull her out. >> close your eyes. glass. we pushed the rest of the glass out of the way and pulled her out of the vehicle. just did what anybody else would have done. you see care in the water and there's somebody in there. >> the driver says that she could not see a ramp on the road when her windows fogged up. she has cuts and bruises but is expected to be okay. ♪[ music ] >> that's so nice of them to -- very, very lucky. >> very blessed woman. >> yes. >> when i was in chicago i used to see the frozen ponds and people walk out and drill a hole and fish. why? [ laughter ] >> i was so scared to walk across that ice. >> it would be scary but a lot
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of people do that in winter. they go ice skating, too. >> they do, do that, too. [ laughter ] >> but not so much today. because today the windchill factor in the chicago area is 10 below zero. much of the midwest is in a hard freeze. we'll continue to see these very brutal days as far as the cold temperatures are concerned all the way through the end of the week. we are not dealing with so much the heavy rain just light showers. we'll see a flash flood watch in effect through thursday. and this is in advance of the powerful area of low pressure that's barreling towards the bay area. that promises to produce a half foot of rain in throughout lake, mendocino and humboldt counties. so we are giving you enough time here to try to batten down the hatches. be prepared for that. there will be some urban and
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small stream flooding in those areas also the soberanes burn fire is of much concern with the potential landslides and mudslides. right now, visibility is becoming an issue. we did see the bay bridge a little earlier. now due to some of the condensation, some of the fog, being formed because of the warmer air mass due to the subtropical moisture that's working into the bay area overriding the cooler air mass we have the fog forming. temperatures in the 50s across the board. there's the scene. here's what you need to know. here's our satellite and radar. we do have the area of low pressure. it is stacked up out towards the gulf of alaska. this is the next area of low pressure that really is the subtropical plume that is generated and streams all the way back to the hawaiian islands so wind particle map is bring in the subtropical moisture and our winds blow today east and southeast 15 to 20 miles per hour. as the low merges with the subtropical moisture that's when we see the rain develop.
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and, in fact, it's slowing down now. yesterday we had heavy rain. now we think thursday morning before the morning commute we see rain confined to the north bay. there you have it, lunch hour periods of heavy rain and during two to four hours the heaviest rain so therefore, we'll have some ponding on the roadways especially when you couple that up with the king tides at high noon tomorrow at 6.96 feet. all right. there you go. your friday closer out nicely for the parade of boats outside the embarcadero. really, that's going to be outside pier 39. how fun is that? 4" of rain in the ukiah area. a foot of snow expected above 8,000 feet. there's your sunrise and sunset. today's temperatures, look at the 60s because you're not going to see that for at least a week. we'll be settling into the 50s a very cool weather pattern with the passage of the powerful cold front. here's roqui with traffic. >> thank you, roberta. it's 4:50. let's start with mass transit. we have a bart delay already from the daly city station if you are heading into the
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pittsburg-bay point, dublin- pleasanton lines there. it's again a 20-minute delay due to track maintenance. ace, muni and caltrain are on time. on the roads starting in richmond, westbound 80 before el portal drive we have make slowdowns this early in the morning due to a three-car crash blocking two left lanes. in that area traffic is moving at just 8 miles per hour. so i can't even say moving. i'll say it's inching its way through the area at just 8 miles per hour. if you are taking it down to the bay bridge toll plaza, here's a live look at that smoothly moving traffic. carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze will take you up to 30 minutes already and then expect no delays through the toll. those metering lights should turn on around 5:30 this morning. live look at the nimitz freeway looking good in both directions from 238 on 880 northbound in san leandro to the maze will take you 16 minutes. and then if you take the southbound side of 880 to the san mateo bridge, here's a live look 880 to 101, that's hayward to foster city, will take you 14 minutes. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. at san jose's christmas in
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the park one decorated tree has some people saying, really? >> yeah. because this one features barbie dolls doing housework in revealing outfits. from a few feet away, it's a typical tree. up close you can see barbie bending down to use the stove or getting ready to clean a bathroom. in a third scene, she is propped up on a washing machine just waiting for the clothes to finish swirling. a ken doll is hanging up tree lights. for some people passing by, this doesn't sit right. >> we can do more than cook and iron. i put up my own christmas lights. i get on the ladder. i can put up my lights. we can do it all! >> i wouldn't want my daughter to, ha, aspire to be that barbie doll, ha. >> it causes conversation, i guess, is what it comes down to. >> that's for sure. the company behind the tree h2h design plus build, is getting plenty of feedback through
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facebook. they stressed, we apologize if you are offended as it was not our intention. meanwhile, our drone caught sight of this stunning christmas display in berkeley. somehow it only took a day for this local family to set up the 30,000 lights. they had been bringing the holiday cheer to the neighborhood for several years. ♪[ music ] >> so beautiful it is. time now 4:53. now you can enjoy dating kinder style right on your tv. we'll explain next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a rocket carrying eight small satellites.. will head into space later today. nasa is launching new satellites to help predict hurricanes. a rocket carrying eight small satellites will head into space later today. once the satellites are in orbit, they will measure near surface ocean winds.
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experts say the data will give forecasters better hurricane predictions back on earth. there's a push for ipads to be taken away from students in apple's own backyard. the school district in cupertino has a one ipad per pupil program for three of its middle schools but some parents worry the devices are too distracting and could negatively affecter that children's health so they started a petition to restrict usage. a spokesman says the ipads have improved students' quality of work. right now nearly 700 people have signed the petition. one of the most popular online dating platforms is now letting you swipe your way to love on a television screen. tinder has partnered up with apple tv. tinder's founder says people already let their friends swipe for them and now the process will be even easier with a far larger screen than any phone provides. you will still have to create an account through your cell but tinder swears this change is the, quote, biggest thing to
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hit family night since yahtzee. >> family night? what's that? a london company is ready to pay you for a task that sounds too good to be true. translating emojis. the company wants somebody who can determine how emojis would translate across cultures. it knows well that in some places, a face with tears can signal the best kind of laughter or the worst kind of grief. the emoji translator is the first test, helping a man translate his diary into emojis that his kids will approach it is 4:57. the body of a woman found inside a burned bay area home. the murder investigation now under way. >> reporter: it's silicon valley versus donald trump. the speculation surrounding today's meeting between tech execs and the president-elect. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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and i'm kenny choi.
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good morning. it is wednesday, december 14. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. let's head outside take a look at the conditions on this wednesday morning. a live look at the bay bridge. you can hardly see it. >> you see the embarcadero more than anything, not the bridge though. >> but it's definitely going to be rainy today and for the next couple of days, maybe, roberta? are we -- >> no maybes. >> no? definitely? >> i never do maybes. >> very certain about this one. >> umbrellas won't even help. bust out the ponchos, right? >> that's pretty much it because the umbrellas will go inside out because it's going to be so windy but seriously, behind the scenes this is the time when i have to oil up the hi-def doppler radar. i crank it up, i dust it off, i talk sweetly to it. i do. i talk to my computers and say you're not going to let me down now. live hi-def doppler radar right now picking up light precipitation around the far reaches the north bay. just when you queue it up, it's gone. can you say it? it's way over there near yuba city. these are the areas of concern. these are the areas that are going to get smacked! with heavy amounts of


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