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hillsides are especially vulnerable. the heroes of the storms continue to be the crews who have been doing the dirty work round the clock to try and stay ahead of the storm. santa cruz county has a dozen hot spots that need work from last week. this crew is trying town clog the drains before the mud causes more problems downhill. is it working? >> no. >> reporter: so what happens if it clogs? >> makes a bigger mess. >> that was kiet do reporting. the storm is creating a dangerous situation in san francisco's glen park neighborhood. crews have shut down a section of o'shaughnessy boulevard. they are worried about rocks and boulders from an unstable cliffside. >> kpix 5's andria borba just arrived on scene. this one is affecting traffic and also buses public transportation. >> reporter: in the past few
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minutes we have seen a bus come through but no private cars. crews are setting up k-rails. this is the same section where boulders slid during the last series of storms. crews tomorrow will knock loose any weak boulders before they fall on their own. i'm told by those crews that it will be very precarious work particularly if the weather is as troublesome as now. we are experiencing high winds in diamond heights. now, o'shaughnessy boulevard will be closed until at least friday to shore up the hillside in diamond heights. live in diamond heights, andria borba, kpix 5. a live look now from treasure island. you can barely make out the bay bridge in the background there due to all the rain.
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>> emily turner has the forecast. >> it's over the entire bay area. a lot of green, yellow, even some orange. all that white is snow in the sierra. so if you are going skiing, that's good news. let's zoom into where this heavy rain is now. it goes inland over petaluma and over richmond. so if you are heading home just be careful on the roads because it is wet and, in fact, we have a flood advisory in effect right now until 8:15 p.m. most of the bay area is affected. ponding on the roads, localized flooding so use extra caution getting home because it is certainly wet out there. you can see that from our roof camera looking out at the bridge. in fact, look at the palm trees down there. the wind is really starting to kick up whereas a ferry boat out there earlier was getting knocked around. how much rain have we seen so far? quite a bit. in the north bay in venado they
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got 4.28 inches and that's continuing to go up. -- 4.38 inches. san jose .15." i'll time the rest of this storm and the next two a little later. >> thank you. the storm turned up powerful waves along the coastline. take a look at this. we found one man braving the elements near the pacifica pier to take video of the surf. large swells are expected with waves as high as 25 feet by saturday. these roads were wet along the embarcadero. people were prepared, bundled up in jackets and boots. the rain stretched south to san jose. people there were ready with their umbrellas as well as they walked through downtown. and stay with kpix 5 news as the latest storm moves through the bay area. you can track storms and see hi- def doppler 24/7 on new at 5:00 some new video out that shows a san francisco
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police officer opening fire on what the d.a.'s office called a mentally ill person. public defender, rather. it was released this afternoon by the public defender's office and now the sfpd is telling its side of the confrontation. kpix 5's phil matier joins us now from the newsroom to walk us through this police body cam video. phil, we haven't seen this stuff before? >> no, we haven't. but let's take a look at it. you hear the shots fired but you don't see the actual shooting. still, the video is difficult to watch. san francisco public defender jeff adachi says it shows the officers did not follow the department's new deescalation tactics. [ yelling ] >> i'm still talking to you. >> reporter: the video starts with sean moore shout be obscenities at the officers telling them to get off his steps and out of his home. police are responding to a noise complaint from neighbors at 4 a.m. in the oceanview neighborhood. at one point officers used pepper spray on moore before
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retreating back down the stairs. but a few minutes later moore walks out the front door and towards the officers who are telling him to get to the ground. that's when a fight breaks out. and officer kenneth shaw shot moore twice. >> this is a situation where mr. moore did not have to be shot and the officers had they probably used deescalation techniques would have gone home and we wouldn't be talking about this incident right now. >> meantime, police are releasing these photos of the officers bruised and bleeding after the incident and the police say that the officer fired two shots when they were not able to subdue moore using pepper spray and batons. >> there have been some allegations that the officers were not assaulted in this incident. the footage shows that they were. in fact, assaulted by the suspect. >> moore was hospitalized for his gunshot wounds and will recover. this is the first time that we have actually seen shootings through the san francisco body cameras. and no doubt, with renewed
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debate going on about police use of force, this is going to be watched and balked for some time to come. live in the newsroom, phil matier, kpix 5. we are following breaking news from san jose. firefighters are battling an apartment fire off florence avenue not far from 680 and alum rock avenue. at least one unit is fully engulfed. the san jose fire department just tweeted that one person may have had to jump from the second floor to escape the flames. no other details are out just yet. we'll bring you more information as soon as it becomes available. now to the presidential transition. senate democrats asking questions on capitol hill today during cabinet confirmation hearings. kpix 5's allen martin is here now with a closer look at the grilling. allen. >> reporter: liz, the hearings come just two days before donald trump takes office and senators questioned mr. trump's cabinet picks about everything from climate change to the affordable care act. in fact, the man who could be the next health and human
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services secretary defended the republican repeal of obamacare. >> nobody is interested in pulling the rug out from under anybody. we believe that it's absolutely imperative that individuals that have health coverage be able to keep health coverage. >> reporter: georgia rennive tom price also defending himself today over accusations he invested in healthcare companies then worked on legislation that would benefit those same firms. >> everything that we have done has been above board, transparent, ethical and legal. >> reporter: down the hall, oklahoma attorney general scott pruitt nominated to run the epa, breaking with the president-elect on climate change. >> do you agree global warming is a hoax? >> i do not, senator. >> so donald trump is wrong? >> i do not believe that climate change is a hoax. >> reporter: south carolina governor nikki haley addressing critics who say her lack of international experience makes her unfit to serve as u.n. ambassador. >> international diplomacy is a new area for me. i don't claim that i know everything or that leadership
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at the u.n. is the same as leading south carolina. but diplomacy itself is not new to me. >> reporter: all this after a testy hearing with the secretary of education nominee yesterday. >> if your family had not made hundreds of millions of dollars of contributions to the republican party that you would be sitting here today? >> senator, as a matter of fact, i do think that there would be that possibility. >> reporter: now, the senate will begin approving some cabinet nominees friday after the inauguration takes place but the senate armed services committee has already approved general james mattis to be head of the pentagon. now, his nomination for defense secretary now moves to a full senate vote. ken? >> all right, allen, thank you. with just a couple of days left in office, president obama addressed the media today. in his last news conference as commander-in-chief, weijia jang is live at the white house with his message for the american public. weijia. >> reporter: ken, this is certainly a wide-ranging swan song for the president, who
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defended a controversial decision. he answered questions on all sorts of topics from foreign policy to his family life. and he also talked about the media's role in keeping the government in check. president obama spoke to reporters in a packed white house briefing room. his 39th and last news conference as commander-in- chief. he thanked journalists for their role in the american democracy. >> it doesn't work if we don't have a well informed citizenry. and you are the conduit through which they receive the information about what's taking place in the halls of power. >> reporter: the president explained his decision to cut short the sentence of chelsea manning, the transgender army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents will be released from prison in may. >> i feel very comfortable that justice has been served and that a message has still been sent. >> reporter: there are questions about how the media will operate when president-
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elect trump takes over on friday and rumors that the new administration will move reporters out of their base in the west wing. as president obama hands over the keys, a cbs news poll finds 62% approve every how he handled the presidency. that's close behind ronald reagan and bill clinton. now he is looking ahead to a slower pace. >> i want to do some writing. i want to, um, be quiet a little bit and not hear myself talk so much. i want to spend precious time with my girls. >> reporter: saying good-bye to the media, president obama promised he will work closely with the trump administration to help the country move forward. >> in my core, i think we're going to be okay. >> reporter: weijia jang, cbs news, the white house. >> former president george h.w. bush and his wife barbara bush are both being treated at a houston hospital tonight. the 41st president was first
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admitted to houston methodist on saturday. he is in intensive care with a respiratory problem. but doctors say he is responding well to treatment. bush is 92 and has a form of parkinson's disease. as for mrs. bush, she was admitted as a precaution because of fatigue and some coughing. she is 91 years old. during his final press conference today, president obama sent his best wishes. >> they have not only dedicated their lives to this country, they have been a constant source of friendship and support and good counsel for michelle and me over the years. >> the bushes just recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. the wife of the orlando nightclub shooter faces a bay area judge for the second time in two days. >> coming up, what her lawyer says she knew about the deadly terrorist attack. >> plus, don't waste time driving around looking for a good parking spot. how google can now find one for
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you. >> and what future first lady melania trump wears to the inaugural ball will be much more than just a fashion statement. the significance behind the dress still ahead. ,,,,,,
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bay area judge today... as kpix m the widow of the gunman behind the orlando nightclub massacre appeared before a bay area judge today. as kpix 5's anne makovec reports from oakland, noor salman's defense maintains she didn't know anything about the attack. >> reporter: noor salman pleaded not guilty today to two federal counts that carried the possibility of life in prison. she came into court with her shoulders hunched the same demeanor as her first appearance yesterday when she was wearing the pajamas she was arrested in monday morning. her uncle al brought a backpack pull of clothes for her today
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-- full of clothes for her. today she pled not guilty to two charges related to her husband's massacre of 49 people at orlando's pulse nightclub in june. one count of helping him support the "islamic state" group and one count of misleading investigators. >> i believe everybody deserves a fair day in court and everybody is presumed innocent until proven guilty. >> reporter: salman is accused of accompanying mateen to buy ammo and casing the club before the attack. but the defense says she knew nothing and was being abused. federal attorneys want the case prosecuted in florida. her uncle hopes she will be able to see her 4-year-old son before she is extradited. salman blew a kiss to her uncle as she was being led out of the courtroom this morning. she is set for a bail hearing on february 1. until then, she will be held at the santa rita jail. in oakland, anne makevoc, kpix 5. new details on a bomb threat called in to a jewish
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community center in the north bay. we now know the jcc in san rafael was the only jcc threatened here in california but it's one of 28 across the country that received threats today. the building was evacuated. about 200 students were taken to a nearby school. deputies searched but did not find any suspicious devices. last week, a bomb threat targeted 16jccs in nine states. also today, school was canceled at two bay area jewish day schools after bomb threats were called in. the warnock school in foster city and the brandeis school in san rafael netflix stocks are on the rise. the company says it added more than 7 million subscribers to its service. they say it's the largest ever quarterly subscriber growth in history. its stock skyrocketed within the past month. at the closing bell stock was seen at nearly $144. the company plans to add at
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least 5 million more subscribers this quarter. and google maps may soon help you find a parking spot. the website android police reports a new feature on a test version. google maps app gives users parking information near their destinations. it will classify it as easy, medium or limited but won't actually point out a parking spot for you. soon after the inauguration, president-elect donald trump will have to share the spotlight. all eyes will be on his wife melania during the inaugural balls especially on her gown. as weijia jang reports, of the dress will play an important role in the first lady's legacy. >> reporter: melania trump has strutted on runways and graced magazine covers as a former model. but her latest fashion challenge may be the most daunting yet, choosing an inaugural ball gown. >> no matter what she wears after that, this will be the dress that's always remembered and will be pictured with her
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forever. >> reporter: lisa graddy is the curator of the first lady exit at the smithsonian national museum of american history. >> this is a woman who represents us. we feel a certain kinship. we want to know that she is appropriate. >> reporter: first ladies often showcase american designers. michelle obama wore this gown by jason wu to her first inaugural ball. he then created several of her signature looks. designer sophie telle also dressed mrs. obama but refuses to work with mrs. trump because of her husband's rhetoric. tom ford also refuses to dress mrs. trump. others welcome the opportunity including tommy hilfiger. a design professor says the inauguration is a fresh beginning for the nation. she predicts mrs. trump's dress will reflect that while staying true to herself. >> melania has a very distinct
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personal style which is quite classic, quite elegant, not really what would be called fashion forward. i think she is also very confident in the way she looks. >> reporter: and her gown will reveal the style she will bring to the white house. weijia jang, cbs news, washington. >> for 100 years, first ladies have donated their inaugural gowns to the smithsonian but the decision to continue that tradition is totally up to mrs. trump. she has not given any clues about who she is working with to create the dress. on election night, she wore a jumpsuit by ralph lauren. well, if you can't be in washington, dc on inauguration day you can still get up close and personal with the president- elect. or his likeness at least. before president-elect donald trump moves into the white house, this wax figure of him will be moving into madam toussaud's, the artists were making final touches on the sculpture today before its debut on inauguration day.
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they will be unveiling figures of president-elect trump at the museum in new york, washington, dc, and orlando. heavy rain and severe storms moved through southeast texas this afternoon causing dangerous flooding. you can see parts of houston are completely flooded. rising waters forced some drivers to leave their cars behind. and a good samaritan came to this houston bus driver's rescue. she climbed out the window and into his arms after the bus stalled out. the water comes nearly to the man's shoulders as he trudges through. several other vehicles also were stuck. everyone was able to get to safety. well, we didn't have quite that much water in the bay area. i'm emily turner in for chief meteorologist paul deanno but we certainly have storms. i'll tell you all about them, where they're going and when they will be hitting you coming up just after this. >> and coming up all new at 6:00 tonight, we're on the storm watch monitoring several sinkholes at risk of growing
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even bigger after the latest round of rain. why one city is powerless to fix a hole that has been there for months. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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our breaking news from san jose.. we're getting our first look at the scene of an apartment fire. this is happen an update on our breaking news from san jose. we are getting the first look at a scene of an apartment fire near florence avenue near 680. you can see most of the fire is out. but sources say two people were injured in the fire. and we are checking reports that a firefighter was also hurt. we'll have more tonight at 6:00. good evening. i'm emily turner in tonight for chief meteorologist paul deanno. we are tracking the rain we're seeing right now. you can see it on the lens of the transamerica tower in san francisco right now dipping into the 40s. 49 degrees in the 50s most everywhere else. the low 50s. so a chilly evening at the moment. looking at our hi-def doppler pretty much no matter where you
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are, you are getting wet with light to heavy showers. we are going to zoom in right now to the center of the bay area where you can see some light to moderate rainfall is making its way eastward towards walnut creek. so if you are heading home in this direction, be sure to take care on the roads right now. we do have a wind advisory in effect as well right now for the entire bay area out of the south, 30 to 45-mile-per-hour winds. those gusts getting up to 65 miles an hour. so keeping an eye on the trees and the power lines because that ground is saturated and they could fall over. zooming out you can see the storm making landfall right now. behind it, all of this wind and two more storms that are heading our direction. like i said, we are in the brunt of that one right now. looking at futurecast, 7 p.m. this evening, we should still be seeing some heavy to moderate rain in our area. but then fast forwarding to tomorrow morning, for your morning commute about 7:00, some scattered showers, here and there mostly cloudy
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throughout the entire bay area. and then by thursday evening, those showers should be out of the way but it will be mostly cloudy. that's the break we have before this, friday morning you can see that other front is moving right in behind the one we are seeing right now. we are going to have soggy weather going into the weekend and all that wet weather means some snow in tahoe. heavy snow gusty winds under a winter storm warning in the higher elevations. a lot of powder. overnight headlines we have wind and rain, then we'll have some showers likely on thursday, storm number 2 will be arriving on friday. be and then taking a look at our seven-day forecast, you can see that things start to peter out thursday, friday is round number 2. saturday a little bit of a break. but not much. and then sunday is when we have our second -- excuse me, our third round of storms so it is going to be a wet weekend leading into a dry middle of next week. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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possible mud cracks on the planet's surface. at least been another new discovery on mars. nasa's curiosity rover spotted put mud cracks on the planet's surface. the rover has been investigating the site called old soaker on the planet's lower mount sharp. nasa says these cracks are evidence there was water at one time before it dried out and now they are trying to figure out how it went through such a drastic change. captions by: caption colorado
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