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tv   KPIX 5 News Early Edition  CBS  December 29, 2016 4:30am-5:01am PST

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i'm kenny choi. >> i'm anne makovec in for michelle griego. it's about 4:30 this morning. we have roberta and roqui in for traffic and weather. >> this is going to pan out to be the sunniest day of not just the week but the last sunniest day of the year. >> oh, no. >> oh, no. >> why are you oh, no'ing this? >> the last day of sun of the year? >> she is from l.a.! >> kick-starting with tomorrow we have major changes in the forecast. today clear and frosty again. it's been the longest prolonged cold snap. temperatures below freezing in the santa rosa area. it's 34 degrees in livermore. it's 37 in redwood city. we are in the 40s around the lip of the bay. san jose at 38 degrees. later today 50s all the way up to the mid- to high 60s perhaps even 70 in capitola. but right now let's bring in the one, the only roqui theus!
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>> i'm going to capitola! [ laughter ] we have some roadwork here. first eastbound 580 at 980 one lane open. westbound 24 to eastbound 580 that right lane is closed until 6 a.m. a look into the peninsula on the san mateo bridge, from hayward to foster city, that's a quick 13 minutes. then once you hit the peninsula we have roadwork on northbound 101 and that's from broadway, burlingame to millbrae avenue until 5 a.m. shots outside a hotel hyatt place hotel in emeryville across the street from the bay street shopping center last night. the gunmen were shooting at each other from two cars before they drove away. no injuries reported. debbie reynolds has died of a stroke just one day after her daughter carrie fisher died. kpix 5's joe vazquez shows us
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how reynolds always made a splash both on and off screen. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: when debbie reynolds appeared at the castro theater in 2005, she brought down the house with this remark to a mostly gay audience. >> i have never been [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: they did want her. they adored her. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: debbie reynolds was the motivation to get up in the morning. the reason to go singing in the rain. >> i'm "singin' in the rain" ... ♪[ music ] >> reporter: in her day, in the '50s, she was as big a star as they get. she had a number one hit song called "tammy." an oscar nomination for the unsinkable molly brown and off screen she admitted she was a mess. she married three times including eddie fisher who left her to marry her friend
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elizabeth taylor. eddie fisher was the father of carrie who died yesterday. >> she was a much bigger star even though it wasn't "star wars." >> reporter: this show business reporter says in her heyday debbie reynolds was a much bigger name than her daughter ever was. >> i was with both of them at the berkeley repertory theater when she did her one woman show wishful thinking and debbie said that same thing. she said i was a bigger star than you are. you only did one movie. look at all the movies i did. >> if i had to live in anyone's shadow it should be yours. >> reporter: while grieving at carrie's house debbie had a stroke went to the hospital and died. the brother said her last words were that she wanted to be with carrie. >> so sad. that was joe vazquez reporting. friends and family of debbie reynolds are taking to social
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media to grieve: >> "star wars" fans gathered in anaheim and mound her by raising their lightsabers to the sky. time now 4:34. >> debbie reynolds was the first actress i ever met when i was a girl scout. we went on a tour of universal studios. she was signing autographs. i have it somewhere. i'll have to get it out now.
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she left a great impression. >> true hollywood legend. >> for sure. good morning, everybody. 2016 coming to an end on a sunny note today. today nothing but clouds and cooler conditions and daily chances of rain in the forecast. live look at the bay bridge right now. visibility is unlimited at sun- up. santa rosa below freezing. 34 in livermore. mid-30s in redwood city. rim of the bay in the 40s. 44 degrees in oakland. temperatures today panning out to be the warmest of the workweek. and boy, this is the last time we're going to be experiencing 60s this year. 60 in pacifica. 64 in campbell today. mid-60s from morgan hill to the high 60s flirting with 70 in gilroy. 50s and 60s will be common east of the bay today. this is all due to northeast winds. 5 to 15 miles per hour. it's an offshore flow. that's why we have the temperatures approaching that 60-degree mark in bodega bay to
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point reyes upper 50s in novato. 60 in petaluma. upstream with the clear skies the sunshine, 65 degrees in windsor. again, cooler temperatures, daily chances of rain. we are going to talk about that in a matter of minutes but first let's send it over with a check of traffic with roqui. >> thank you. it's 4:36. let's take a look at your roads. right now not many cars on the road. it's still pretty early and it's still "holiday light" this week so let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. looking good into downtown san francisco. 80 westbound from the carquinez bridge, that's just 18 minutes. and some roadwork in oakland, two items here. roadwork on eastbound 580 at 980 and that's reduced to one lane until 6:30 a.m. then westbound 24 connector to eastbound 580 that roadwork is shutting down the right lane and that's until 6 a.m., as well. and then let's take a look at the san mateo bridge if you are heading into the peninsula, from hayward to foster city that's 880 to 101 a quick 13 minutes. also some roadwork on the peninsula on northbound 101
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from broadway burlingame to millbrae avenue two lanes closed until 6 a.m. and mass transit bart, ace and caltrain are on time. but muni express buses most of those will not be running this week due to the holiday. and larkspur ferry is on a reduced schedule. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. san jose police say the driver responsible for a deadly christmas morning crash has never been behind the wheel. the person had a misdemeanor dui warrant out for her arrest. last night people stopped by the memorial for 14-year-old andrew nguyen. he and zamora were both killed when she smashed head on into the car he was riding in on capitol expressway. police believe she was drunk at the time of the crash. a violent encounter with a former 49er player caught on camera. ray mcdonald was arrested last year after a confrontation with his ex-fiancee. kpix 5's emily turner walked us through the tense standoff and we warn you, the video is very disturbing. [ [ screaming ] screaming.
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>> reporter: it starts with pleading. >> stop! [ screaming ] >> reporter: and finishes with screaming. this isn't where it ends. >> i find that video one of the most horrifying i have seen in 46 years of practicing law. >> reporter: the video was taken by the ex-fiancee of former 49ers player ray mcdonald in may of last year when her attorney says he walked nun invited to the apartment he rented -- walked in uninvited to the apartment he rented after they split for her and their baby. he was arrested for domestic abuse and false imprisonment but the charges were ultimately dropped. now the woman's attorney wants to use the video to prove mcdonald shouldn't have custody of their 20-month-old little boy. >> extreme even mortal dangerousness for this child. >> reporter: she felt the need to go public for fear ray's former football star status would impact the hearings despite former charges of
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domestic violence and one pending for rape. domestic violence experts wouldn't weigh in specifically on the case but say the concern for children is real. >> we know that domestic violence doesn't only affect adults. it affects children, as well. so of course, this is something that will not impact the individual that may [ indiscernible ] but anybody may be [ indiscernible ] that includes the victim's friends and family. [screaming and crying] [sound of violence] >> we tried to reach out to ray mcdonald and his attorney the last attorney that represented him in court no longer representing him now. emily turner, kpix 5. in oakland city leaders are racing to find a fix for tainted tap water. kpix 5's juliette goodrich shows us why the lead levels found in fruitvale could prove much worse than the crisis in flint, michigan. >> so for me i'm extremely concerned. >> reporter: a health scare where city council noel gallo and about 25,000 other families with kids live, the fruitvale
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district area code 94601. >> this is where i grew up and i raised my four children. >> reporter: it was one of his children who first alerted him to this latest reuters showing high levels of lead in the area higher than flint, michigan. >> you had warehouses here for, forever and so therefore the contamination, there's some properties where you can't build because the soil contamination is so deep. >> reporter: that lead comes from years of industrial pollutants, freeways that spewed leaded gasoline fumes well into the '80s, and an even more potent source, aging pipes and paint. in the fruitvale area, the rate among 500 children tested more than 7.5% worse than flint, michigan. long term exposure can causing everything from anemia to learning disabilities. children are vulnerable. >> it's disturbing that it
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wasn't caught earlier. >> reporter: she is expecting her second child in the new year and her first child already has health concerns. >> my daughter is diabetic so i want to make sure that she has freshwater. >> reporter: what does the public need to do with this information right here and now? >> well, right now, it's, uhm, you know, for me it's what do i do? stop drinking the water altogether and so i'm waiting for the county and the federal people to step forth and be able to share information with us, what is it that we do next. >> reporter: in terms of how widespread this is, the fruitvale area was only area that had the higher levels of toxicity no other place in oakland or the bay area showed those levels. juliette goodrich, kpix 5. 4: 41. a swarm of earthquakes in the sierra nevada yesterday. why experts say that the location of these quakes was key to keeping people safe. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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highest bridge just opened in china. just how tall is the beipanjiang san francisco is known for
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beautiful bridges but the world's highest bridge just opened up in china. take a look at this. just how tall is the bay pan sheng bridge? about 200 stories high over 1850 feet off the ground and construction started back in 2013 costing about $150 million. by comparison, the golden gate bridge 220 feet above water. >> it's beautiful. flames tear through a tahoe ski resort leaving it look like a ghost town this morning. here's the devastating scene at the homewood mountain resort after yesterday's early-morning fire. dozens of firefighters spent hours in those chilly temperatures dousing the flames and trying to put out flare- ups. holiday visitors are hoping their favorite resort rebuilds soon. >> the people who live here are wonderful, the mountain people are very friendly. it's sad to see this happen. >> investigators are sifting through the ashes. he cause is under
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investigation. we are learning about earthquakes in the sierra yesterday. within a hour three 5-plus quakes hit along the california-nevada border followed by 20 aftershocks. it was felt in fresno and las vegas. the swarm caused only minor damage. no injuries. but a seismologist says that seismic activity, if it happened under a big city this would have been a different story. >> the good news is that it was in a very sparsely populated area. had that sequence been under reno we would be talking probably billions of dollars in damage. >> in the 1980 the region was rocked by four magnitude 6 quakes over two days. for the first time in years there's a major change in security at the rose parade. the ripple effect from terrorist activities in europe. jeff michael reports from pasadena. >> this year in light of the events in brussels, the pasadena police department has
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worked alongside with many other agencies to develop strategies and tactics to prevent or otherwise mitigate vehicle incursion so those will be very overtly obvious to you when you arrive at the parade route. >> reporter: pasadena police chief phillip sanchez says it was actually this month's attack in berlin that promised the audible to be called for the rose parade. december 19 a tractor-trailer rig slammed into a christmas market killing 12 and injuring 4 times that many. this year replacing the city's lightweight sawhorses will be 2,000-pound sections of water filled barriers, k rails blocking all 50 fixed streets crossing the 5.5-mile parade route meaning hundreds of 1-ton barricades and it takes time to fill each with more than 200 gallons of water. but the big delay comes in getting the water out. and you can blame the drought for that. >> obviously, we're all thoughtful and mindful of the conditions that we're in with
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regards to water and so, um, it's my understanding that they will be responsible for the removal of the water. >> reporter: in other words, they can't waste all that recyclable water on old town's asphalt so trucks will have to stuck all of it out of every barricade before they can be removed. how long will that take? police don't know! >> i'm pretty sure they are efficient but we'll find out. >> that was jeff michael reporting. the chief noted that his department's water barricade plan was developed before the berlin christmas market attack. 4:47. so roberta this is the last day to kind of enjoy the sunny weather before the year ends in. >> the sunny weather and warmer conditions, yeah. okay. i'm going to be perfectly honest with you. all right? computer models now suggest that capitola could hit 72 degrees today. >> hm. >> 72 in santa cruz. i'm going with 70. and people still think i'm a little cray-cray. >> in a good way. >> good morning, everybody.
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just get outside, just get it done today enjoy back to the sunshine. you know, does feel a little chilly this morning temperatures below freezing in santa rosa. it is now 37 degrees in redwood city. it's almost freezing in livermore. 48 degrees in san francisco. across the bay bridge due east it is 44 degrees in oakland and arounded estuary of oakland we have been pick up a slight breeze out of the south at 6 miles per hour, slight at sfo. winds pretty common in our inland areas. when you see this east- northeast wind that's an offshore flow and that's why we have temperatures going up today east at 11 right now in napa with that offshore wind going to feel dry with static cling with the hair. that's because the relative humidity continues to go down so really today is the last day of sunshine this year at least the abundance of sunshine. from tomorrow through tuesday, we have big changes in the forecast, daily chances of rain but most notably the colder conditions and new year's eve even though daily we have a
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chance of rain, it will be dry and cold. again, we have changes in the forecast as this area of low pressure sinks to the south. high pressure continues to build in. but the jet stream, which is way veering to the north now is going to take a big dip and just encourage storm after storm to move into the bay area. futurecast, what do you see? nothing until friday! we start to see the clouds move into the bay area on friday. then saturday, those rain chances, we will have a little bit of clearing by the evening hours for your reveling plans, otherwise again the clouds gather for your sunday the first day of 2017. sacramento today 56 degrees starting off with freezing at 32 degrees right now going up to the high 40s perhaps even 50 in the greater lake tahoe area. 7:24 official sundown. 50s and 60s by the time the sun sets. 65 in san jose. my outside number 70 in santa cruz with that ofshore flow, pristine conditions -- with that offshore flow, pristine
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conditions there. 50s saturday through wednesday. that's your weather. here's roqui with traffic. >> thank you, roberta. okay. it's 4:49. roberta has your sunshine. i've got your light traffic along the altamont pass. let's take a look here. you're moving at 205 at 60 miles per hour and then 53 once you hit north flynn road so you're smooth sailing across the altamont pass on to the dublin interchange. altamont pass to 680 will take you 14 minutes. now moving to the peninsula commute from hayward to foster city, across the span of the san mateo bridge, that's a quick 13-minute drive. and expect some roadwork out there in the peninsula, as well. northbound 101 and that's from broadway burlingame to millbrae avenue, two lanes are closed until 6 a.m. but otherwise, not causing many delays in the area. that's the good news. also roadwork in oakland not causing many delays either first on eastbound 580 at 980 reduced to one lane until 6:30 this morning and westbound 24 connector to eastbound 580 that right lane is closed until 6 a.m. moving over to the bay bridge toll plaza those metering lights should turn on around 5:30. it's "holiday light" so they
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might turn on later this morning or not at all. we'll take a look. carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze will take you 18 minutes. and then expect a smooth drive across the span into san francisco s i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. one of the nicest restaurants in san francisco is putting a techie twist on a savory dish. we did some of this story yesterday but kpix 5's andria borba shows us more about why quinn's is using ipads as plates that tell a story. >> reporter: clad in red bricks on the outside and draped in white tablecloths and dimmed light on the inside, jackson square's quinns looks every inch the three michelin starred restaurant it is. inside the kitchen, chef michael tuck is marrying those hall mar defined dining with a nod to san francisco's tech scene. the dish is called a dog in search of gold. >> you also get a croquette that is made to look like the
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white truffle and is made of mushrooms, ricotta that we make in-house and deep fried and then dusted in porcini powder so it kind of looks like a white trouble. >> reporter: all served on an ipad playing the video of an italian trouble dog on the hunt for the rare and tasty fungus. think of it as the ultimate farm-to-form explainer. >> we are basically setting the scene in which you're getting a truffle and you're seeing the dog that's foraging for the white trouble. >> reporter: the edges of the ipad are concealed and the bits of trouble and other delicious treats cover the screen. >> the ipad has a sheath over it that protects the pad so that he would could plate the food on top of -- so that we could plate the food on top of the ipad. it's actually on a cleanable surface. >> reporter: the shell for the
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ipads-turned-plate are customed made for quince by a san francisco artist. he and his team have been doing this for two years changing it with the seasons. up next, black truffles. >> just trying have a little fun and get the guests at ease and relaxing and tell a little bit of a story which having a meal is supposed to do. >> reporter: in san francisco, andria borba, kpix 5. it is 4:53. and if you have an amazon echo under the tree for christmas, you might want to be careful what you say around it. we'll tell you why next. >> and what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at we may come and featu re your school on the show. a potential high-tech twist in a
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called as a witness. a potential high-tech twist in a murder trial in arkansas. one family's amazon echo personal assistant could be evidence. it may contain audio evidence of how the victim died in the suspect's hot tub last year. but at this point, amazon is refusing to turn over the recordings citing privacy concerns. if you are a fan of pasta pomodoro, the chain of astronauts has abruptly closed its doors possibly for good. there are 15 locations in the bay area but as of last night signs were taped to the during saying closed until further notice. no comment from the chain on how long that might be. employees tell us that they were given no warning. a career builder is your fay found 22% of workers are going to change jobs in 2017 and looking for more perks from their future employers. 40% said they want half day fridays, sounds good. [ laughter ] >> one in four people want an on-site fitness center, catered
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lunch and the option to wear jeans to work. >> sounds good. new year's eve is around the corner and san francisco is predicted to be the most "hung over" city the next morning. [ laughter ] >> that's according to's hangover index. they combine factors like the number of bars, the number of young people, and the number of party suppliers. complicated algorithm. san diego also made the top 10. it is 4:57. he was charged with dui after caffeine was found in his body. tell you why the charges have been dropped. >> reporter: two people shot in a san jose home invasion. coming up, the search for the suspect. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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and i'm anne makovec in for michelle griego. let's get a look at weather and traffic. berta gonzales good morning. it's thursday, december 29. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm anne makovec in for michelle this morning. we are counting down the days
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until 2017. let's get a live look outside this morning at the beautiful bay bridge skies relatively clear and roberta has been talking about a warm day on tap. >> roqui is going to enjoy this last day because she loves the sun. she is from southern california. >> i will enjoy it. i will go outside and lay -- on the concrete! [ laughter ] >> i'm heading to capitola! >> it's crazy because some beaches will be warmer today than our inland locations because of the direct results of an offshore flow but it's going to be pristine where that visibility is unlimited. the sky is really blue in comparison to where you just returned from anne. >> yes. trip to wisconsin. it was fareezing! anybody saying it's chilly out now? you have no idea! >> you were saying the sky was very gray there. >> yeah. >> yours is very dark right now but when the sun makes an appearance the visibility unlimited. temperat


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