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santa cruz mountains we had the san lorenzo overflowed near felton so while we knew this was going to be a dare situation with this particular storm, everything started coming together yesterday around lunch hour where we started looking ahead towards the weekend and realizing it's going to be a serious situation here in the bay area with heavy rain perhaps up to 7" in many of our location and in san francisco. we're talking about up to 6 inches of rain. but that's the frontal boundary all that yellow and red that you're taking a look at slicing out of the north bay. you see the east bay still getting hammered around walnut creek, concord, clayton and walnut creek, san ramon valley into the tri-valley. san jose just some light rainfall there. you're being shielded by the santa cruz mountains. meanwhile, the peninsula plenty of rainfall and right there in san francisco, you see the rain drifting into daly city as far as pretty moderate to heavy rain. we have some pounding rain right now in santa cruz back through scotts valley and here's the deal. take a look at that. that's a massive system that's
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tapping into subtropical moisture. as it does so we have the flooding rains and therefore, that flash flood watch remains in effect in the santa cruz mountains. primarily the soberanes and chimney fire burn scar areas. but wait! when you see that blue highlighted area, that's a flash flood advisory for all of us which means as you head out you will have some areas of ponding on the roads and sidewalks. sfo, we know we're going to have delays on some arriving flights. we'll keep you posted on that. currently it's balmy in the 50s. and the moisture is being driven by a south wind. they will be 10 to 20 later today temperatures in the 50s. we'll talk more about the incoming flooding rains we anticipate for the weekend. but first here's michelle. thank you. with sheets of rain pouring down in some spots drivers need to be alert during the morning commute. kpix 5's maria medina is live
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in the discuss mountains where there are big problems from the -- in the santa cruz mountains where there are big problems from the wet conditions. >> reporter: it's raining in santa cruz county. you can see just how much rain is coming down. i can tell you the roads are wet. there is a flash flood warning. we got the alert on our iphones on the way here. yesterday the rain hit the santa cruz mountains yesterday snarling rush hour traffic causing accidents and it also caused some small rocks and mudslides. fortunately there were no major incidents. today, this morning, there is a short list of weather-related incidents here in santa cruz counties, nothing too serious, just a washout and a few road closures. we spoke to people yesterday who live here, and they say, they are used to it. >> we're used to it. we all have backup power,
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fireplaces, we get by, gas, so we're good. >> reporter: so, you know, the main concern today is the san lorenzo river that roberta talked about. it overflowed overnight so crews keeping a close eye on that. there is a flash flood warning set to expire at 6:45. no major incidents here in santa cruz county for now but again there is more to come. live in santa cruz county, maria medina, kpix 5. all this rain is filling up reservoirs in the north bay and in mount tamalpais watershed, they could soon overflow. lake lagunitas is 50% higher than average. lake bon tempe also high and getting ready to spill over. >> the last four or five years, we have been one of the few water agencies probably in the entire state who got full
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reservoirs with below normal rainfall. >> rangers say even though the small lakes are filling up, they will empty faster so they are hoping the rain sticks around. the new snow has people in the sierra thinking green from snow removal workers getting overtime pay to business capitalizing on the wintry conditions. caltrans has two crews of at least 100 people each working around the the clock to clear the freeways leading to the sierra. hotels are also seeing a benefit. they are completely booked with people coming in from the valley and the bay area. and there is no shortage of work for chain installers at $30 a vehicle. they have lost count of how many cars they hooked up. >> a lot of people choose to have us do it because they don't want to get wet. >> if you are planning to head up to tahoe, most hotels are full through the weekend. you can expect your morning commute to be a bit slow going
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this morning. and that's thanks to the weather. i told you, it was a rough one getting into work this morning. >> especially for people from the east bay. roberta was talking about that. let's get a check of the morning commute -- um -- >> thank you, kenny and michelle. let's start with this traffic alert in sonoma where we have flooding creating closures out there. highway 12 between watmaugh and highway 121 closed due to flooding and for the same reason highway 121 between highway 116 and 8th street east is closed too. so let's move to our roads. starting with the richmond/san rafael bridge, not many cars heading on the bridge through the toll plaza but you see a lot of wet roads here and a high wind advisory from carquinez bridge to the maze about 19 minutes and then no delays through the toll plaza. those metering lights should turn on around 5:30. that will slow traffic down. but drive slowly, the wet dangerous roads. into san francisco we have some
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flooding to tell you about. southbound at southbound chavez chavez flooding all lanes. southbound central freeway connector to eastbound 80 flooding in the left lane. moving over to the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city, that's your peninsula commute, from 880 to 101, that will take you 14 minutes and then i think this is a great idea if you want to avoid all the wet roads today. art, ace train, muni and caltrain all on time. so consider mass transit. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. later today the mayor of oakland is expected to officially announce the city's new police chief. she would be the department's first female chief. anne makovec has been digging into her background and has more. >> reporter: this is big news! we're certainly going to find out more about this woman anne kirkpatrick as the, um, day progresses. but this would be oakland's first-ever female chief. she is from the chicago police
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department according to an internal memo. mayor schaaf will do it after a series of meetings with city council member. anne kirkpatrick was the chief of the bureau of organizational development for the chicago pd beginning in june of last year. before that, she was the chief deputy at the king county sheriff's department in seattle. and before that, she was the police chief in spokane from 2006 to 2012. her most recent post in chicago she was selected to oversee reforms laid out by former mayor rahm emanuel after a white officer shot a black teen 16 times. she will have of course plenty of challenges here in observations. right now the city has no police chief. there's been a series of scandals including one involving a teenager who claimed to have sex with dozens of bay area officers. oakland had three chiefs in the course of nine days. you may remember that drama from this summer. a city administrator has been
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in charge of the department since. >> a lot of drama and controversy in oakland. but it sounds like this new chief has had experience dealing with controversy. >> she has. from what we're reading she helped clean up the mess after several controversial shootings not only in chicago but in spokane she focused on holding her officers accountable. she was sued by two officers because they say she unjustly fired them. she is expected to drop the hammer. >> thank you. in other news, vallejo police are trying to find a woman who may have witnessed the shooting death of a pawn shop owner. it happened around 3 p.m. on december 20 at pawn and vantage. police say two robbers entered the store and killed the owner. officers say they also shot a 45-year-old employee and killed a dog. now officers are looking for a potential witness. a black woman in her 30s who was driving what appears to be
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a light-colored jeep patriot. today pittsburg's fire station 87 is scheduled to re- open following three-year closure. it serves western pittsburg and parts of bay point. it closed in july 2013 because of budget problems. but thanks to a fee, it's opening again. later today the pacifica city council will move forward to tear down a cliffside pacific complex red-tagged because of coastal erosion. it's on esplanade avenue. at tonight's meetings officials will talk about the cost and steps to start the demolition. if approved, crews will start next week. some big names in the music business have signed on to take the stage at bottlerock. >> passes for the napa music festival are yours to buy today. ♪[ music ] >> tomorrow pettytom petty is one of the headliners, others
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including the foo fighters and maroon fine. the line-up is a great mix. >> part of what's cool about bottlerock is they have massive names and then they also have the really cool up and comers. it's the perfect all-over line- up. >> we're all excited. bottlerock runs from may 26 through the 28th. early bird tickets run for grabs starting at 10 a.m. if you don't want to wait for the spring music festival, iconic music label is holding a special event take. lookout records launched the career of green day in the bay area and shaped the punk rock sound. they have since shut down. this evening, the label founders are holding a public discussion at the central library in berkeley. it would have been the label's 30th anniversary. time now 5:10. the fight continues this morning over the price of crab. how it could translate to a
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shortage all across the local area. >> plus, a growing concern in silicon valley over cell phone towers. >> so much rain is falling around the bay area. the national weather service has issued a flash flood advisory for our entire area. it's not over. we'll track the next storm coming this way. >> we are tracking that here in the in the area. we'll have a look at the commute coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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letting up their strike - over purchase prices. the strike spans hundreds of miles - from "morro boy" in the south, all the way up to crab fishermen are still on strike over purchase prices. the strike spans hundreds of miles from morro bay in the south all the way up to westport. fishermen are making the tough call to stay docked because some skippers in the north are only being offered $2.75 per pound not $3 that was negotiated. yesterday, fishermen from every port held a conference call to make sure that no one goes fishing. >> i have been fishing since 1969. i have never seen all ports tied up like this. >> even if the fishermen and processors come to an agreement, crabbers won't be going out this week because of the weather. silicon valley is the tech
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capital of the world. but now some people are worried about all the cell towers. the man behind the environmental awareness organization says the problem is location. in palo alto they are trying to build one near a little league field. >> next to a library and little league field. if you were trying to do harm, that would be a great place to put it, right? so they are just unintentionally putting it in these locations. >> the group is currently working with a berkeley professor to raise awareness of about the dangers of cell phone radiation. and it's moving day for car enthusiasts in san jose today. the silicon valley auto show opens on thursday. you will see some high-end and unique looking cars being unloaded if you are near the san jose convention center. >> that green car is a lamborghini. >> yeah.
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i'm sure it's hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> i can only window shop. >> no matter what car do you have, no one wants to drive in this rain. so it is now 5:15. let's take a look at the bay area roads. starting with the altamont pass out of tracy, you're moving at 60 so not bad. north flynn road traffic down to 29 miles per hour. north tracy boulevard to the altamont pass slow. southbound 880 to eastbound 580 is flooded in the right lane. to the san mateo bridge, from hayward to foster city, that's the peninsula commute, that will take about 13 minutes. dry slowly because as you can see we have a lot of rain on the roads into the peninsula. moving to oakland flooding eastbound 980 connector to eastbound 580 that's flooding in all lanes and then the bay bridge toll plaza high wind advisory across the span of the bay bridge into downtown san francisco. i was there this morning driving into work.
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it's definitely dangerous -- a dangerous commute. from the carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze that will take you about 20 minutes. and then those metering lights should turn on around 5:30 or so. moving into the city, san francisco southbound 280 before cesar chavez we have flooding in all lanes and more flooding in all lanes now southbound 101 before paul avenue. traffic alert on highway 12 between watmaugh and 121 is closed due to flooding and for the same reason highway 121 between highway 116 and 8th street east is closed, as well. a lot of flooding. lingering showers throughout the day buying a break on thursday and friday and we'll need it to dry out and get things done because of heavy rain over the weekend causing flooding in the bay
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area. the frontal boundary from this current system is slicing through the bay area at 3 a.m. just devastating rain, ponding on the roads, now we are seeing the back side of it in the north bay where we're seeing cloud cover and the rain beginning to let up over mill valley. otherwise, heavy rain on the tail end of this system in throughout the 580/680 corridor which causes massive flooding on the roads when you just get a little bit of light rain. union city heavy rain over the area right now, too. across the santa clara valley you're being shielded by the santa cruz mountains so if you are not seeing a lot of rain that's why. peninsula is hammered. we are seeing the rain begin to lighten up although belmont, foster city, all seeing some heavy rainfall. bayview district you know what i'm talking about you have raindrops on your rooftops and santa cruz mountains where we have the flood watch in effect it continues to rain. sfo mostly cloudy skies the winds are easing. temperatures feels balmy out the door this morning. 51 to 57 degrees and temperatures not moving much after that. the winds have been dialing
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back in the past 15 minutes. sfo at 9, 10 in pleasanton, 5 in napa. will not be as windy today with the westerly about 10 to 20 miles per hour. lingering rain showers today less wind tomorrow and friday get on outdoors get it done. clean the gutters. any leaves on the trees are down so get your gutters cleaned out. we have serious rain moving into the bay area. from friday through sunday we're expecting 6" of rain in san francisco. when he's the last time you heard a half of foot of rain in san francisco? it's because of this series of storms stacked up and the jet stream riding well over the bay area. we are tapping into subtropical moisture. that atmospheric river that goes all the way back to the hawaiian islands. thursday a bit of a break. friday we'll see a little bit of sunshine. so between now and friday night
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maybe three-quarters inch of rain additional rain in concord and you pretty much already saw it this morning. over two feet of snow expected between now and friday in the greater lake tahoe area. a winter weather warning is in effect for the next several hours. tahoe report. snow report two feet of snow at alpine and heavenly valley in the past 24 hours. you need chains heading to the high sierra. temperatures into the 50s. we'll walk you through the extended forecast. a break thursday. a break friday before rain returns overnight heavy rain saturday all the way through monday. a chance of rain on tuesday. don't forget your umbrella out the door. last vegas is about to become the technology capital of the world. >> at least for the next now days as the consumer electronics show kicks off. it's the world's largest consumer technology trade show and it's been going on for 50 years. ces showcases the hottest
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trends in technology from eye- popping tvs to self-driving cars , virtual reality to wireless wearables. thousands of people from more than 150 countries around the world will be at ces including nba legend shaquille o'neal. >> in 1988, i became a geek. this was when they had the big apple things where you had to press control-alt-delete. i love ces. for me, it's like a key to toys 'r us. >> we'll get a sneak peek during media day today and the show officially opens to the public tomorrow and runs through january 8. the electronic forks are always interesting. [ laughter ] good morning, everybody. who was ready for some football? you're gonna have to wait. raiders saturday 1:30. our time. we got some stuff for you to chew on. just don't you worry. ness card? business cards, brochures, banners... pens?
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be the play-off game. that's a big one to bite off. >> the media shut out yesterday from watching cook practice. the team did move their workout indoors because of the weather. the game is indoors. from that to the ice, the sharks the l.a. kings couture soaring, the 12th goal of the year. kings tied to force overtime and in the extra period carter said gas up the plane, we are out of here. game winning goal the sharks lost 2-1. sharks couldn't beat 'em in l.a. and couldn't close in san jose. say hello again to davis, fans hitting the game 7 world series tying homer for the indians. the a's re-signed the speedster yesterday to a one-year $6 million deal. he played three seasons with the a's in a previous tour of duty in 2008.
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kind of like this look. i'm calling it the "name your price tool" phase. whatever. protect area artists. and rain, wind, flooding concerns and snow... all a one month after the deadly ghost ship fire in oakland, a renewed effort to protect bay area attarrists. >> and rain, wind, flooding concerns and snow all a problem this morning as we're on storm watch. >> we have heavier rain this weekend i'll tell you how much to expect. >> a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza, the metering
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lights are turning on but not many cars stacking up. we'll have a look at the bay area roads. >> good morning, it's wednesday, january 4. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. the storm we're seeing bringing high winds along with the rain. this was the scene in pacifica as the storm rolled through yesterday. it's been raining for 24 hours meaning big concerns over potential flooding in various parts of the bay and with the heavy rain there are concerns for the commute this morning. kpix 5's maria medina is live in the santa cruz mountains where wet conditions are forcing drivers to take it a little bit slower this morning. maria. >> reporter: that's right, kenny. before you head out this morning, just a warning for you. it is chilly out there. i have my snowboard jacket on actually and my umbrella and as we push into traffic here behind me on highway 17, you can see exactly what drivers are dealing with, wet slick roads. there is a flash flood warning here in the santa cruz mountains.
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yesterday we were here as well when rain pummeled the santa cruz mountains. we saw it causing several accidents out here. it snarled rush hour traffic and even caused small rock and mudslides. there were no big incidents. now, i checked earlier this morning, there are no major incidents as well this morning. just a washout and a few road closures. people here they say, you know what, if they live here, they are prepared and they are used to it. >> i guess you have to love the rain if you are going to live here. >> i have lived here over 30 years. >> reporter: this rain is no joke. >> i know. i have been around when we have had close to 80 inches. >> reporter: the major concern is the san lorenzo river. it did overflow its banks overnight. so again there is a flash flood warning today. it's set to expire at 6:45 a.m. but again, that live look just a few seconds ago at highway 17, you can see the roads are
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pretty slick here so a warning as you head out the door to just be safe and be careful. live in the santa cruz mountains, maria medina, kpix 5. we have been getting lots of rain. it's been snowing nonstop in the sierra. that's led to an avalanche warning for backcountry. more than 2 feet of fresh powder fell in the past three days. skiers and boarders were out enjoying the slopes at "sierra at tahoe" yesterday. the mountains could get another 2 to 4 feet of snow by the time this is all said and donned athens "sierra at tahoe" staff is keeping a close eye on conditions. >> so we have a ski patrol safety team who goes out every day. they check the safety conditions of the mountain every trail that we open, make sure that it's suitable for guests and employees. >> yesterday, surveys tracked through knee deep snow and found a depth of 34 inches in the first snowpack measurement of the season and that's only 53% of normal. but with a lot more snow on the way, that could change quickly. so that's good. >> very good point. i was hoping that they would
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actually do the measurements today after a couple of feet of snow that fell yesterday. that would be quite remarkable. but i have some concerns for the greater lake tahoe area because we do expect two feet of snow and over the weekend with heavy rain, 20" of rain, which would cause flooding and the snow level would significantly rise in that particular area. you see shades of yellow and orange? that's the frontal boundary from this current system. that's the main core of it. it's slicing through the bay area. it banged up against the east bay about 3 a.m. crossing through the sacramento valley. the rain is letting up across the north bay. but we still have heavy rain around that 580/680 corridor as you take 680 into the sunol grade making tracks towards san jose where the rain has been scattered and very light. we have had that mountain shield effect in san jose. not seeing the rain everyone else is because the rain just is hitting up against the santa
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cruz mountains and just pouring there leaving the south bay dry. here's a line this cell right now some heavy rain from the san mateo bridge into palo alto, east palo alto, across 280 making tracks towards portola valley and we do have a little bit of light rain lingering around the santa cruz mountains, as well. all this activity will continue to lift up in a northeast direction leaving us with a lingering shower today. but nonetheless we have that flash flood warning in effect right there for that isolated area around the santa cruz mountains for the soberanes and chimney fire burn scarred areas then we have the watch encompassing the other parts of the santa cruz mountains and that blue highlighted includes you where we have a flash flood advisory in effect where you will have ponding and hydroplaning on the sidewalks and roads. sfo mostly cloudy. we have winds dialing back currently in the 50s not much movement in the temperatures throughout the day. the winds right now under 10 miles per hour for the most part and that's a good thing.
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west winds 10 to 15 miles per hour. highs today in the 50s. lingering showers. we'll talk about heavy rain pushing this way when to expect it and how much coming up at 48 after the hour. it is 5:35. let's take a look at your wet bay area roads for your morning commute. starting with the bay bridge toll plaza, high wind advisory across the span. keep both hands on the wheel giving yourself space between the cars. so 80 westbound from the carquinez bridge to the maze, 20 minutes. metering lights are on. traffic backing up on the bay bridge but no delay after the toll plaza. san mateo bridge, from hayward to foster city, 880 to 101, a slow commute because of the wet roads but it will take 15 to 20 minutes to get across the span. in hayward a new crash to tell you about southbound 880 before industrial parkway a two-car crash blocking the two left lanes and causing some major slowdowns. look at that. cars inching their way through the area at just 6 miles per
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hour so avoid it if you can. give yourself extra time there. i want to tell you about this traffic alert issued by chp earlier this morning. highway 12 between watmaugh road and highway 121 closed in sonoma. highway 121 between 115 and 8th street east is closed as well and this is all due to major flooding. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. later today the mayor of oakland is expected to officially announce the city's new police chief. >> kpix 5 first broke the story last night and sources say she is anne kirkpatrick of chicago. >> reporter: this would be the first woman police chief for the city of oakland. she is really known as a reformer, too. anne kirkpatrick from the chicago pd, mayor libby schaaf plans to make the announcement this morning. and she will do that after a series of meetings with city council members. anne kirkpatrick was the chief of the bureau of organizational development for the chicago police department. beginning in june of last year. before that, she was the chief deputy at the king county sheriff's department in seattle and before that, she was the
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police chief in spokane for 6 years. she has been in charge of cultural reform in several of her posts, roles she was appointed to after controversial police shootings. in spokane, her work emphasized holding police officers accountable and that is something she is going to need to do in oakland, too. >> i am here to run a police department, not a frat house. >> that was oakland mayor libby schaaf after scandals after a teen sex scandal. she then replaced two interim chiefs so oakland had three chiefs in the course of nine days and right now there is no chief in place. city administrator sabrina land dress has been in charge of the pd. the announcement is expected this morning. it's been a month since the ghost ship warehouse burst into flames and 36 people died. now artists and firefighters
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are joining forces to keep creative spaces safe. a group of artists held a fire safety workshop in the mission's brava theater yesterday. fire crews demonstrated how they used extinguishers and organizers passed out free smoke detectors, power strips and exit signs. the artist who planned it said people in her field need help to prevent these kinds of tragedies. >> we need to get as many resources out to the artists who are doing work on their kitchen table and working where they're living and in the warehouses. >> organizers say that they plan to continue this fire safety campaign as way to pay tribute to the ghost ship victims. president-elect donald trump continues to question the nation's intelligence community. trump posted on twitter yesterday that an upcoming intelligence briefing on suspected russian interference in the 2016 election had been delayed. he said he found the move strange. intelligence officials say the briefing was always set for friday. meanwhile, bill and hillary clinton say they plan to attend
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donald trump's inauguration. there had been some doubt about whether they would be there as clinton has been out of the public eye since trump won in november. former president george w. bush and laura bush will also attend. president obama and vice president-elect mike pence both head to capitol hill today. the president will try to save the affordable care act while pence tries to get rid of it. repealing the law has been a focus for the incoming republican congress and president-elect trump. tesla shares have dropped and girl scouts have been selling cookies for 100 years. ill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com has that and more. >> reporter: good morning. it was a strong start to 2017 for the markets. the dow continues its march to 20,000 jumping 119 points on the first trading day of the year. the nasdaq was up 45. today the fed releases minutes
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fritz december meeting when governors decided to raise interest rates for the second time since the financial crisis. shares of tesla are down. it fell short of its delivery goal for 2016. tesla blames it on the transition to new autopilot hardware. they updated self driving technology after someone died in a crash while their car was on autopilot. and the consumer electronics show starts tomorrow in vegas. it's an annual event when tech companies show off their latest gadgets. this year expect tvs, self- driving cars, drones and virtual reality spectacles. >> don't forget those electric forks. apparently my co-anchor michelle is fascinated by those things. [ laughter ] >> jill, it's girl scout cookie time. what's new this year. >> reporter: it's the 100th year that girl scouts have been selling cookies. new this year smores. no problem you can still get
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thin mints and others. the money goes to educational community projects and i just learned this you can actually buy boxes and troops will -- the girl scouts will send them to troops overseas. good cause. >> good idea. that's definitely useful information because apparently i ordered a bunch of girl scout cookies last year while visiting my parents and went back for the holidays and they were still there untouched so i'll tell my parents they can donate them next time. >> reporter: absolutely. yeah. and you don't have to do it yourself. you don't have to send them yourself. it's nice that the girl scouts will do that for you. so certainly a good cause. >> nice service. all right. ill wagne r of cbsmoneywatch.com. >> reporter: and by the way, i'm impressed that your parents didn't eat the cookies. >> apparently, they want to stay healthy this year. [ laughter ] >> jill wagne r of cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. it is 5:41. a car has been spotted off the pacific coast highway after a couple failed to return from a christmas trip. the recovery effort now under way. >> and a live look at 880 in
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oakland. definitely a lot more traffic today than earlier this week. roqui will be back with your traffic report coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the los angeles times reports.. he charles manson is out of prison and in the hospital this morning. the "los angeles times" reports he is seriously ill and was transported to a bakersfield hospital yesterday. manson is serving nine consecutive life terms for the 1969 manson family murders in l.a. he is 82. search-and-rescue crews in the central coast believe they found the car of a missing couple. they found the wreckage off the pacific coast highway about 10
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miles from hearst castle. a helicopter reportedly spotted a body near the car yesterday. police say that 20-year-old olivia gonzalez and 21-year-old brian fernandez went missing about two weeks ago when they left for big sur. we're air anxious and we wanted closure but not like this. >> if the rain hold up, crews will work to pull the car up from the area later today. a county's transportation authority is voting on a bill tomorrow. the $30 million project would build bus lanes along geary boulevard between market and 34th avenue including street, sewage and lighting repairs. if approved the city could start construction on the first phase this year. in just under two weeks crews will start to build the golden state warriors future home in san francisco. the chase center plan has been installed for years by -- has been stalled for years by regulatory issues and lawsuits but after the january 17 groundbreaking crews will get to work on an 18,000-seat arena
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plus offices and restaurants all facing the san francisco waterfront. the warriors are paying the whole bill but it could spell a spike in ticket prices for fans. the titanic sank after hitting an iceburg but maybe it wasn't just the iceberg. recently discovered old photos show a dark patch on the left side of the ship's frame. a little dark patch there. some of claim it was caused by a coal fire that was smoldering even before the titanic set sail. and many experts now say that fire made the outer portion of the ship more vulnerable from a direct hit. it was believed to happen weeks before it set sail but was covered up because delaying the journey would have been disastrous financially. >> in light of the new news, they are going to have to make titanic 2 and do it over with leonardo dicaprio. >> no, he died at the end. [ laughter ]
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>> have him come back and do it again. oh, no, jack, jack! [ laughter ] >> they are looking at the dolphins. . we have seen that movie in every city across the america. we just follow it wherever it's playing. >> did you see it in 3d? >> when it came back. >> it came back in 3d. [ overlapping speakers ] >> my mom got me this huge book filled with old newspaper clippings of the titanic sinking. >> that's cool. >> i was that obsessed. >> we may need a boat on the roads today. >> good one. yes. >> we do. let's start with bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights are on and high wind advisory across the way into san
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francisco where we'll have flooding so drive slowly and carefully. carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze will take you about 23 minutes and then 15-minutes through the toll plaza into downtown san francisco. let's move over to the nimitz freeway looking good in both directions. traffic is moving so from 238 to san leandro at the maze will take 15 minutes. southbound 880 highway 92, that's the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city about 14 minutes but the wet roads will slow you down. drive safely. hayward crash now cleared southbound 880 before industrial parkway. it was a two-car crash but the damage is done. 8 miles per hour in the area and that traffic is backed up to 238 in san leandro. now moving over to the altamont pass traffic coming out of tracy moving at 51 miles per hour which is not too bad until you hit north flynn road where traffic moves down to just 25
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miles per hour. and some flooding in dublin to tell you about. eastbound 580 that flooding not causing too much delays there but you have a lot of delays heading down to the sunol grade on southbound 680. you did it. >> oh, no, you did it. >> yes, i did. >> i was just updating my radar image. this is live hi-def doppler radar so we constantly get different images every 15 seconds and at this particular time the front passed through the bay area. it did so in the east bay at 3 a.m. that is probably when you heard the gusty winds and the heavy rainfall. at this particular time, we do have a cell a large one that's encompassing pretty much the 205 backing through livermore into highway 84 this morning into tracy. we have some light rainfall around the santa clara valley, santa clara south right at levi's stadium into san jose and the neighborhoods around willow glen, wayne you probably hear the raindrops on the rooftops. i wanted to key in on this now. because we have this particular cell around berkeley. that would be lifting up to port richmond probably in the
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next 15 minutes. we have a flash flood warning in effect with the red highlighted area that encompasses the santa cruz mountains, the soberanes, chimney fire burned out areas. the yellow highlighted area is for the watch that remains in effect for the santa cruz mountains. sfo with light rain falling we have at this particular time a little bit of fog and temperatures in the 50s. from 51 degrees in santa rosa to 57 degrees in redwood city. winds have been dialing back after reported winds up to 62 miles per hour around mount diablo, 58 at calaveras road. now we have the winds under 10 miles per hour. will be sustained 10 to 15 miles per hour throughout the day. here's the bottom line. lingering rain showers today. less wind. tomorrow and friday, get outdoors, clean out the gutters, get it done. we have some serious rain returning overnight friday through saturday into sunday and monday. and this is why. a series of storms stacked up right now over the pacific.
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now what the difference is -- you know what the difference is between this year and last year? the high pressure was a blocking ridge of high pressure not allowing anything to come into the bay area lifting north. jet stream guiding all this subtropical moisture that veers all the way back to the hawaiian islands into the bay area. so here we go with our futurecast in and out of the rain showers today. very light. then here comes your thursday. we do have the cloud cover. it wipes away to reveal partly cloudy skies for your friday. and then we are anticipating an atmospheric river condition to set up over the weekend which means copious amount of rainfall a half foot over the weekend in san francisco alone. three to seven inches of rain to the north. now, over today and tomorrow, well, we're seeing about three- quarters inch of rain in pleasanton. we are seeing about two feet of additional snowfall. winter weather warning in effect for the high sierra. otherwise, your official sunrise locally 7:25. temperatures today into the
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50s. a break on thursday. a better break on friday. heavy rain on friday night all the way through monday. >> that's a look at your local forecast. we'll be right back after this. ,,,,,,,,,,
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this is video.. from a drive-along with the california highway patrol. c-h-p officer "chad hertzell" says drivers have no mo a behind the scene look at the new hands-free driving law. this is video from a drive- along with the california highway patrol. the cop says drivers have no excuse. the only time they can hold cell phones is calling 911 in an emergency. >> where it's texting, talk, gps, checking email, whatever, you have to have it mounted somewhere. >> it isn't causing a spike in chp patrols. many are seeing an increase in car mount purchases. as the new year begins a group of single mothers in the east bay is mastering life and job skills one manicure at a time. the partnership step to success 90-day program teaches women how to become manicurists. the nail salon other than a mother of eight formerly homeless wanted to help single
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mothers. one of her manicurists who owns part of the business say the boss is a role model. >> there is nothing more gratifying than knowing that your life and your experiences especially those unpleasant experiences, can kind of be repack and as gifts to women. >> she was more like a mother figure. this was just such a strong woman. >> delane is a former jefferson award winner here on kpix 5. she was recognized for delivering mobile nail care to seniors. it is 4 minutes before 6:00. it looks like the city of oakland is about to get a new police chief. coming up, what we know about anne kirkpatrick and the big job she has in front of her this morning. >> reporter: rain, wind, and a warning. what people in the santa cruz mountains are being alerted to watch out for today. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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and i'm kenny choi. look outside at a good morning. it's wednesday, january 4. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. a live look outside at another dreary morning around the bay area at the tail end of another storm moving through with an even bigger one headed this way. the santa cruz mountains have gotten absolutely pummeled with rain. this is a live look there right now. as you can see, definitely cars dealing with some wet conditions out there. it is still coming down. now let's get right to roberta gonzales who has been tracking the storm for us all morning. >> the heaviest rain moved through the bay area between 2 and 4 a.m. this morning. we are on the tail end of this system now as it whips across the tracy area. it's live. it's our hi-def doppler radar. and you can see right now the shades of yellow and orange. that's where the heaviest precipitation is right there altamont pass, at this particular time. otherwise we are beginning to see the rain let up across the santa clara valley, also the peninsula

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