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through the south bay. accident northbound 101 near 680. two-car accident, speeds drop below 20 miles per hour. that's their cruising speed. tracking delays southbound 680 right at highway 84 an injury crash traffic backed up beyond sunol boulevard inching closer to 580 at this point. so if you would like to use 880 as an alternate route, still moving a little bit quicker but starting to see more cars join the thursday morning commute. 880 still moving well in both directions making your way through oakland. hat's a check of your traffic; over to you. thank you, jaclyn. good morning to you on this fine thursday morning. we have mostly cloudy skies to begin the day and that's how we're going to finish the day, too. beautiful san francisco bay and beyond, which is an estuary. we'll explain later but concord right now 55 degrees. oakland has 57. and in san jose, it's 56 degrees. here's how it looks from high atop this west coast. low pressure deep cold low, oh, unusual for this time of the year combined with a cold
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ocean temperature means that sea breeze is going to give us cool conditions today and as that low sinks south by tuesday, maybe some showers next week. heading out of the airport today, it's going to be partly cloudy and winds out of the west-southwest. elsewhere, seattle up in fungus corners, it will get some rain. in chicago partly cloudy. in new york partly cloudy, as well. forecast highs we'll be looking at mid-60s in the warmest spots today. and then just some low clouds this morning, sun in the afternoon but it will be more sun tomorrow. more details coming up in the forecast. first, let's get the latest, here's kenny. just into the newsroom, crews are looking into two separate car fires in brentwood. they happened only minutes apart around 3:30 a.m. the first was on hollow brook court and the second on highland way. for now there's no information about how they started. today is national mama's bailout day. it's an effort to let women in jail spend mother's day with their children even if they can't afford bail. kpix 5's jessica flores is live
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in oakland with details. >> reporter: michelle, that's right. advocates are using mother's day to highlight why they claim california badly needs bail reform. they gathered here at the alameda county courthouse later today for a rally saying their mission is to reunite as many women in jail with their families as possible. again, they are calling that national mama's bailout day. more than a dozen local and national groups will post bail for as many black women and possible who would otherwise spend mother's day in jail because they can't make bail. it is supporting california's bail reform act. if passed the legislation would eliminate the bail requirement for nonviolent crimes. supporters of the bill say thousands of people remain in jail because they can't afford to post bail. 63% of those in county jails have not been convicted of a crime and are being held awaiting trial. so one of the groups involved
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is called effie justice group. they put out a video speaking to mothers with loved ones in jail. >> raising children, going to school, parent-teacher night, it's just me. i feel really alone. [ crying ] >> reporter: and there are many groups who oppose bail reform. they say it's like a controversial new jersey plan where there have been reports of people committing crimes out on bail. so today, right here at the alameda courthouse, the public defender will join group in the rally and that event starts at 10:30 a.m. live in oakland, jessica flores, kpix 5. right now antioch police are searching for a man wanted in a deadly shooting. the department just released this sketch of the suspect. the shooting happened last month on west 8th street. the victim, david pearson, was taken to the hospital, where he died. if you recognize the suspect in
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that sketch, call police. new video just released by san bernardino police showing the moments leading up to a deadly double school shooting. you can see the gunman cedric anderson walking into the front office where two administrators are working behind the desk. after signing in, he walks into his wife's classroom at north park elementary school and opens fire. his wife and an 8-year-old student were killed. he then killed himself. north park elementary school has tightened security for visitors since that shooting. now to politics. today acting fbi director andrew mccabe testifies before the senate intelligence committee in place of james comey. the development comes as president trump's administration continues to defend its decision to fire james comey. >> he was not doing a good job. >> reporter: president trump continues to defend his firing of james comey wednesday night. >> i think it would not be a bad thing for the american people if he did step down. >> tweeting out this video of
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several democrats calling for the former fbi director's resignation in the past. the post came on the same day comey issued a farewell letter to his bureau writing in part: >> frankly, he had been considering letting director comey go since the day he was elected. >> the white house has cited comey's handling of hillary clinton's email scandal as reason for his termination. democrats maintain it's all a cover-up, pointing to reports comey had recently asked deputy attorney general rod rosenstein for more resources into the fbi's probe examining possible collusion between trump and russia. >> he feels the dragnet tightening on the russia investigation so he fired comey. >> as democrats kept up calls for a special prosecutor, at least one republican utah representative jason chaifetz called on the justice department to expand the russia
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probe to include comey's dismissal. >> let's go where the facts lead. >> the senate intelligence committee has now subpoenaed president trump's ousted national security adviser, michael flynn. aside from acting fbi director andrew mccabe, national intelligence director dan coats and cia director mike pompeo are set to testify today. comey has been invited to testify next week. kpix 5's anne makovec is live at sfo this morning where a ban on electronics could apply to all flights from europe to the united states. >> reporter: that's a long flight to be without your electronics. people watch movies on their laptops on trans-atlantic flights. now you can't have anything larger than a cell phone on your plane, you're going to need to check that in your
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luggage if these new rules pass. so get used to watching things on a smaller screen. u.s. officials began discussing the expansion of their balancing following the laptop bombing on a somali airliner last year. airlines are working with the department of homeland security now to discuss the issue. right now, the ban applies to people traveling from 10 airports in eight countries in the middle east and north africa. the expansion would apply to passengers leaving europe and the uk on flights bound for the u.s. the homeland security secretary will be on capitol hill today to speak with lawmakers. the dhs spokesman tweeted this morning, no final decisions made on expanding the restriction on large electronic devices in aircraft cabins. he says they are still analyzing the threat. a final decision could come within a few weeks. live at sfo, anne makevoc, kpix 5. today is national "bike to work" day. we have already seen a few people biking along the
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embarcadero. we'll tell you how the bay area is participating in today's big day. >> and we are tracking delays for drivers heading along southbound 680. an earlier crash still causing a big backup. we'll take a closer look at the drive times and some other hot spots coming up. >> there's no hot spots in the weather department not today. we are 10 to 15 degrees below average. but there's good news for the weekend! and some interesting news for next week. we'll have the forecast in a few minutes. >> plus, the south bay school that's teaching students how to save lives. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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giving people options based on their budget is pretty edgy... kind of like this look. i'm calling it the "name your price tool" phase. whatever. forecast in just a few minutes. gearing up to ride their bikes to and from work. kpix 5's jackie ward is live in san francisco with more on today's bike to work day, jackie? thousands will be strapping on helmets to right bikes to and from work. kpix 5's jackie ward is live in san francisco with more an
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today's "bike to work" day. >> reporter: kenny, it's the 23rd annual "bike to work" day and the bay area is participating in it, of course. 100,000 riders are expected to get on their bikes and head to work today. that number has grown over the years. and there's one guy in particular who has been doing this for 30 years, dr. paul carpenter. he is the department chair of kinesiology at cal state east bay. for the last 30 years, every day, he has been riding his bike to work. he says he rarely takes the shortest most direct route. he averages 50 miles a day. so while your distance most likely won't be that high first thing in the morning, paul is encouraging people to enjoy the views today. >> cycling i got to see more, go different places further afield and i started in l.a. so what's not to like about riding in los angeles? [ laughter ] >> reporter: well, fortunately, in the bay area, it's a little less smoggy than l.a. bike to work organizers say more than one million people in
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the bay area live within five miles of their workplaces. that's what they consider an ideal distance for bicycling. according to the 2013 american community survey, only 62,000 residents use their bikes as a primary way to get to work so all nine counties in the bay area are participating in today's event. and across the peninsula across the east bay and here in san francisco, they will have what they're calling energizing stations. they will have free snacks and drinks and other goodies for bicyclists who are heading to work today. they will have bike doctors on hand where you can get complementary bike checks. jackie ward, kpix 5. >> they will deserve it after biking to work. it's cool. >> one day we'll get to you bike to work at least all the way to the bay bridge. and then i'll pick you up from the bay bridge and drive you over. >> good luck with that. >> one day. >> i don't see that happening
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anytime soon. >> we might not make it across the bay bridge. [ crosstalk ] >> i tried it at 3 a.m. i used to bike to work in hawaii at my last gig like 45 minutes to work and 45 minutes back. so it was like an hour and a half of exercise. so we encourage to you do it. >> a lot of people biking to work today making any difference on the roads? >> i wish we could say so but right now we're seeing a lot of delays. the roads are crowded. we continue to see brake lights out of hayward across the san mateo bridge into foster city. but the real problem along southbound 680, we had an earlier accident. it's not blocking any lanes but emergency crews remain on the scene and they are waiting for a tow truck and this is southbound 680 at highway 84. traffic backing up towards 580 at this point. then your drive times, just under a 30-minute ride as you make your way through that
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stretch. we're also tracking an accident northbound 101 right at 680. that's blocking a connector ramp keeping the ride slow through the south bay. good through oakland. live look 880, this is right near the coliseum and you can see those taillight making their way northbound from 238 on out towards the maze there. no delays. looking good along 580 approaching 680. bay bridge toll plaza completely different story. we are in the red 35-minute ride from the maze into downtown san francisco. hat's a check of your traffic; over to you. we're starting out with the sun-up at 6:03. i defy you to find it though on this mostly cloudy start to your thursday morning. but there's the bay, the embarcadero, and the numbers. 55 at concord. low 50s for the most part. by this afternoon, we still stay in the mid-50s at the shoreline and just a low to mid-60s around much of the
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rest of the bay area. and the latest low pressure -- very deep cold low pressure which is sending the jet stream fairly far south. this is like -- this is like a winter-spring configuration for the low. we just don't have any moisture with it so we'll get some clouds no rain -- maybe a little drizzle in the mortgage bay but that would be about it. futurecast shows us what happens next. we get clouds around the bay area for this morning. and then they dissipate by tomorrow morning with increasing sunshine temperatures not increasing that much. friday into saturday, more clear skies. so in general the sun will be increasing this weekend. but then that low pressure approaches so that by next week, we could pick up a few showers by tuesday afternoon. wouldn't be much. but may showers bring june flowers? i guess. today will be a better -- will be a cloudy day with a few north bay sprinkles. sunnier but still chilly for tomorrow and for saturday. chance of showers next tuesday and it will be in general cool
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for the next seven to 10 days. so below average readings. for the travelers today at the airport, weather shouldn't slow you down. there's not much in the way of low cloudiness out there. west-southwest winds to 20. in seattle there's rain partly cloudy skies though for new york and 62 degrees. los angeles looks nice. they have sundown there. los angeles had rain last weekend like about a half inch of rain. san francisco 58 degrees. concord today 66. below average for everybody today including san jose which will hit a high of 68 in oakland, 60 degrees. down in the south bay, mid- to upper 60s. not too bad. we'll have sunshine peeking out a little bit this afternoon. in the east bay, concord 66. brentwood 70. for the warm spot in the bay area, 66 for livermore. mid-60s for the most part along the 680 corridor. up in marin, we'll be looking at numbers near upper 50s, low 60s. overcast for a while. a little bit of sun later in the day. and then for ukiah and lakeport and cloverdale today you will have clouds and maybe a better chance of a few
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sprinkles today by the way. in the extended forecast, we'll be looking for the usual low clouds and fog sun in the afternoon but increasing sunshine for friday and saturday. and then by tuesday, we could get a drop or two around the bay area. and then finally begin to warm things up but we'll have to wait until wednesday for that. right now, it's time to go to school. with kenny and michelle. . some south bay teachers are on a mission to instruct every student in the santa clara public school system how to save lives. cabrillo middle school is this week's "cool school." >> listen carefully to this sound. >> basically tells you if you are pushing hard enough or if you need to push harder. if you click you're pushing hard enough which is 2 inches deep. >> down, down, down, down .
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>> reporter: school administrators have implemented a hands-only cpr program across the school system. >> knowing that you don't have to do mouth-to-mouth and just pressing hard and fast, if there's ever an emergency i know what to do, i'm prepared and i know how to potentially save someone's life. >> you also have the music staying alive. >> it's the tempo of the song, one, two, three, four. >> ah, ah,ah, ah, staying alive. that's it. >> reporter: staying alive is the goal. and to instruct all 15,000-plus students in the santa clara public school system, and for the students to share that knowledge with friends and family. >> how practical physical education instruction is from taking care of yourself to taking care of other people and to all the way to saving their lives. >> keep going, don't stop! >> reporter: not too long ago, christa a custodian for the district collapsed at work when one of the parents jumped in to
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help. >> we became friends and so he calls me his lifesaver and i call him life saved. and we kind of have this friendship now as a result of that. >> i'm just very fortunate to be alive and cpr and rapid response by a parent at the school and the santa clara fire department saved my life. >> this all started with a student project about 10 years ago. and now it's blossomed into this district-wide program. thanks to andy scott and all the dedicated teachers throughout. >> it's cool that they are teaching kids at a young age. you never know what happens. >> i have to take the class. >> but you told me about the staying alive song. so now i know a little something. >> 100 beats per minute. >> all right. we want to know what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at and we may feature your school on the show. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, the giants loaded
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the bases twice yesterday against the mets. but did they light up the scoreboard? and the a's inching closer and closer to that .500 mark. the latest from the coliseum when we come back. ,,
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good morning, everybody. the giants have lost 133 consecutive games when trailing after eight innings. they are not the comeback kids. buster posey homered for the st probably pulled his hair out in the sixth when no out justin ruggiano brings home a run on a sac. fly. christian arroyo gets cut down at the plate for the seconds out and then michael moore strikes out. they get one run with bases
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loaded. but tied at 3 in the ninth, this is yadya unload 'em arroyo a three-run triple we got breaking news this morning, the giants actually rally in the ninth and win a baseball game. 6-5. no need for a nap at the coliseum when you got cotton candy. angels 1-0 on the a's in the fifth. but the a's have a new tool in the toolbox. you can see he is a power tool. chad pender the second baseman two-run shot made a winner of andrew trig. the a's are now just two games below .500. they won 2 straight series. a lowell and washington at at&t for the city championship. cardinals pitcher joseph solomon got a punch out to end it 2-0 the final lowell wins their 20th straight city title. warriors don't play tonight. but the spurs and rockets do. and if the spurs win that game, that means game one of the western conference finals would be sunday in oakland.
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so stay tuned for that. i'm dennis o'donnell, see you tonight. the rules may be changing when it comes to what you can bring on a trans-atlantic flight. we'll explain next. >> plus, the bay area county sheriff who is showing new support towards california's sanctuary state bill. ,, ,,,, whoa!
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ridiculous. >> ridiculous. >> too many. >> i have to go up and down this highway every day and now i'm feeling unsafe behind it. >> a plan to help stop a rash of bay area freeway shootings is moving forward. plus -- >> he feels the dragnet tightening on the russian investigation. >> washington sounds off on
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president trump's firing of fbi director james comey saying it was a response to the investigation under way into russia's alleged interference in the presidential election. >> but first, the department of homeland security is closer now to announcing and expanding ban on electronics on planes. it's thursday, may 11. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:30. kpix 5's anne makovec is live at sfo this morning where this ban could apply to all flights from europe to the united states. anne. >> reporter: the department of homeland security secretary is going to be talking about this with lawmakers on capitol hill today. and the ban could mean that any electronic larger than your cell phone would have to be in your checked luggage. you couldn't be making use of that in the cabin on a trans- atlantic flight. right now, the ban applies to people traveling from ten airports in eight countries in the middle east and north africa. the expansion of that ban could apply to passengers leaving europe and the uk on flights
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bound for the u.s. airlines are working with the department of homeland security to discuss the issue but they have expressed some concerns about the impact it could have on passengers especially business travelers. >> eight hours uninterrupted by phone and be able to just be connected to your laptop to do what you need to do i think is a great option. >> if they feel that's necessary for safety i would not disagree. i mean, i want to be safe when i'm flying. that's number one. >> reporter: u.s. officials began discussing it after a bomb was found on a somali passenger last year. no decision is made and that dhs continues to evaluate the threat environment and will make changes when necessary to keep air travelers safe. a final decision on whether to expand this ban is expected in a few weeks. live at sfo, anne makevoc, kpix 5. now to politics. russian state media reports that president trump will meet
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with russian president vladimir putin in july as part of the g20 summit. the trump administration hasn't confirmed it yet. but it comes on the heels of mr. trump's firing of fbi director james comey. they were investigating the trump campaign with possible connection with russia. the deputy white house press secretary says the firing had nothing to do with the russian investigation. >> i don't believe that that is sufficient rationale for removing the director of the fbi. >> we encourage them to complete this investigation so we can put it behind us. there's no evidence of collusion between the trump campaign and russia. >> the acting fbi director says that the investigation will continue. house democrats are pushing for an independent panel to take over. that would require a senate vote. minority leader nancy pelosi is urging gop leaders meanwhile to bring the legislation to the floor next week. in a tweet, she says:
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education secretary betsy devos gave the keynote address at a graduation at a black university and her appearance was interrupted by protestors. >> i'm honored to become a wildcat. >> the president of the university in florida was forced to come to the podium to tell the students to stop booing as she spoke. he threatened to get their diplomas in the mail if they continued in. the students having trying for days to cancel her as the speaker. the morning rush will start with drivers on the roads to work. we have a look at sfo on the left. and nimitz, 880 in oakland on your rig. >> not too bad. we looked at it at 5 a.m. and it was like that so hey good on the roads.
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>> weather on the other hand not exactly a chamber of commerce day but the weekend doesn't look bad. today unusually cool 10 degrees lower than average by this afternoon. this morning we start with mostly cloudy skies. low 50s. we'll gain about 10 degrees by the end of the day but that's not exactly sweltering. at the moment in concord 55 degrees. san jose has 56. santa rosa 50. by this afternoon, we'll be in the mid-60s inland. south bay a little warmer than that around the bay low 60s and at the shoreline, bone- chilling in the mid-50s. and here's why. low pressure that's in the gulf and unusually cold ocean temperatures with a good sea breeze means we are about 10 degrees below average for this time of the day. things improve by tomorrow. mostly sunny conditions but then as we head into monday and tuesday, more clouds. so today partly cloudy and cool. a little more sun friday and saturday. rain on tuesday, there's that
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much of a chance. that's weather. here's traffic and jaclyn. >> good morning. and we are tracking delays for drivers heading along 680. 580 is usually our slow route. here's a live look near the dublin-pleasanton interchange. those headlights going westbound. back in the yellow under 30 minutes from 205 to 680. southbound 680 "slow, stop, go" all the way past highway 84. we had an earlier crash and speeds continue to show delays or slowdowns that drop below 35 minutes so expect under a 30-minute ride from 580 down to 238. in the wake of a string of freeway shootings, today a special meeting is being held to decide where to install cameras. the east contra costa county district attorney's office, fbi state street task force and local law enforcement are taking part. this comes as the state pledges
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the funds needed to install cameras on two highways between richmond and antioch. there have been dozens of shootings along that stretch over the past few years along with gang-related gunfire on 580, 880 and highway 4. there's a push to make changes to the bail system in california and now supporters want to make sure women in jail get to spend mother's day with their children. kpix 5's jessica flores is live in oakland to tell us what they have planned for today. jessica. >> reporter: well, kenny, today advocates are using mother's day to highlight why they believe california needs bail reform. now, there will be a huge rally here in front of the alameda county courthouse behind me. basically these groups want to reunite as many incarcerated women with their families and they are calling today national mama's bailout day campaign. more than a dozen local and national groups will post bail for as many black women as possible who would otherwise spend mother's day in jail because they are can't afford
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bail. the campaign is supporting california's bail reform act. if passed the legislation would eliminate the bail requirement for nonviolent offenders. supporters of the bill say thousands of people remain in jail because they can't afford to post bail. according to state data, 63% of those in county jails have not been convicted of a crime but they are in jail awaiting trial. one of the groups advocating for criminal justice reform, they put out a video focusing on mothers who have loved ones in jail. >> my name is star. >> my name is jehlen. >> natasha. >> catalina. >> i have a son. >> husband. >> brother. >> sisters. >> fiance. >> two cousins. and an aunt in prison. >> we are fighting to end mass incarceration. >> reporter: there are many groups that oppose any bail reform bill. they say it's similar to the
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controversial new jersey plan where offenders have been committing crime out on bail. the alameda county public defender will join the groups at the courthouse for the rally supporting women in jail and that event starts at 10:30 a.m. live in oakland, i'm jessica flores, kpix 5. santa cruz counties sheriff jim hart supports the sanctuary state bill. he says the legislation would improve public safety. in a letter to the state senate, hart says, quote, public safety is not enhanced when local law enforcement officers enforce immigration laws or act in a man their causes suspicion within the diverse communities they serve. hart is now the first sheriff to endorse the bill which would prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from using resources for immigration enforcements. this morning at the state capital, governor jerry brown will reveal his revised state budget proposal. this comes after january's budget release found the state with a $1.6 billion deficit. governor brown will hold a news
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conference at 10 a.m. detailing his revenue plan. it will launch a five-week sprint to the finish line for state lawmakers, who face a june 15 deadline to pass a budget. later today, the uc regents are holding a special closed- door meeting to discuss the findings of a state audit. just a few weeks ago, we found out the uc president and hid $175 million from the public in a secret fund. this is around the same time the university increased tuition. we are told the university plans to hire a consultant to study the audit. happening today, the 23rd annual "bike to work" day. thousands will be trading in their car seats for helmets. jackie ward reports from san francisco. >> reporter: we are outside of the ferry building where it's now an energizer station for today. they will be set up all over the bay area. and they are offering incentives for people who ride their bikes to work today. there's one man in particular,
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though, who does this every, single day. he has been doing it for 30 years. his name is dr. paul carpenter, a kinesiology professor at cal state east bay. he says after being in a minor motorcycle accident in the '80s, he figured he would give his bike a try and has kept going from there. >> be on the bike, maybe in a car you get to take in things you get to see a lot more on a bike so i think it's easier to appreciate the fact that the east bay is beautiful and there's so much variety here. >> reporter: according to the 2013 american community survey only about 62,000 residents use their bikes as their primary way to get to work. and the sfmta hopes the addition of bike lanes on stretches of road like on 13th and division and the south end of valencia will encourage people to do this more than just one day a year. so a few minutes ago this energizer station opened up at the ferry building. they are offering snacks and drinks. even free bike tuneups for people who think they may need it. there are 26 in san francisco and they are scattered
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throughout the bay area today, as well. in san francisco, jackie ward, kpix 5. time check 6:40. next, the new feature uber just added so you never have to memorize [ indiscernible ] and the market just opened up about 10 minutes ago. the dow is down. coming up we'll get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. ,,
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new york. good morning. time for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." charlie rose joins us now from new york. good morning. charlie? >> reporter: hey, good morning, michelle. >> i just messed up your name a little bit. >> reporter: i was wonder if you knew my name. [ laughter ] >> reporter: we are going to
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talk with white house deputy press secretary sarah sanders and also senator rand paul about the firing of fbi director james comey plus elizabeth palmer joins from us russia where she spoke with president vladimir putin and, the new effort to crack down on robo calls. and john legend on fatherhood. his fight for criminal justice reform and his upcoming tour. all of that see you at 7:00. love the company behind snapchat. it's a rough patch on wall street and new unemployment numbers are out. >> for those details let's check in with kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. >> reporter: good morning. snapchat parent snap is finding out that life as a publicly traded company is not so easy. the company delivered its first earnings report since its ipo and it really underwhelmed wall street. the company lost $2.2 billion
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half of that was an ipo award to its ceo about $1 billion. but even more important to investors, is that the company's user growth really isn't that big. only 8 million new users in the quarter to 166 million. its year-over-year growth is slowest in over two years. for wall street that's a big worry as snap goes against much bigger companies out there like facebook and instagram and snap shares are taking a 20% dive in the early going. couple of key economic reports out. labor department says initial jobless claims fell by 2,000 to 236,000. that's the lowest level since 1988. labor also reporting that wholesale side inflation in april posted its biggest year- over-year gain in five years. that's going to weigh on the federal reserve at its june meeting and is lifting the odds that we'll see another rate hike at that time. stock market opening a little bit lower this morning. heading to the big board you have the dow now lower by over
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65 points. the nasdaq is down 26. s&p down 10. nasdaq has been closing at record highs for several straight sessions but it's challenged today. back to you guys. >> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs radio. uber is now giving us new ways to get to our favorite places even faster. and finally saving us from having to memorize an address ever again. in new personalization options, users can now bookmark their most visit locations with saved places. the new feature which was announced in a blog post aims to make the process of ordering a car quicker than before. >> makes sense. time now, 6:47. let's check traffic with jaclyn. good morning. i have the song stuck in my head, slow ride, take it easy ♪ . >> it's slow out there. but we'll start with the positive. here's a live look at the
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golden gate bridge. no delays there. heading towards 880, starting to see a few slowdowns. now, this typically doesn't see real delays until after 7 a.m. and that's when we see it jumping to the red but right now still in the green 25 minutes from 238 on up to the maze. if you are making your way over towards the -- mass transit, bart recovering from some earlier problems. 10-minute delays out of west oakland heading into san francisco in those directions making your way over towards the bay bridge. it's been a "slow, stop, go" kind of morning and we continue to track delays on all of our bay area majors. the snow melt causing some minor flooding in yosemite. you can see the merced river briefly overflowed its banks. and it's expected to reach flood stage for a second straight day. all the flooding is creating quite the show for tourists there. in fact, some areas that had been dry for several years are
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now seeing temporary waterfalls. park officials say the falls should be active for another month. let's send it over to brian hackney for a check of the forecast. . they have flood warnings and watches out there that are going to be in effect for a while as we get all that snow pouring into the rivers and for us, we have all the clouds around the bay area and the numbers beginning on this thursday morning: this morning, low to mid-50s. this afternoon mid-60s inland and low 60s around the bay. a little bit of sun will be coming out later but today been the cloudiest coolest day of the week as that low pressure continues to sit and spin in the gulf of alaska and then you get that 49-degree ocean temperature. pretty good sea breeze and the result, it's winter in spring. futurecast shows that tomorrow morning we'll have a few low clouds, as well. but now this is friday, the futurecast look what happens. we pop the low clouds, get more sunshine tomorrow. yay! that will hold true right into
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saturday. here's what we're expecting. partly cloudy and cool, a little more sun for tomorrow and for friday, and then things change sufficiently so that there could be a few sprinkles coming in next week. if you head to the airport and out of the bay area, it will be partly cloudy at sfo. so the weather shouldn't slow you down. temperatures will be in the mid-60s. and then we'll look at partly cloudy skies in chicago, a little bit of rain in seattle and in los angeles, southland looks nice. temperature 71 degrees. high temperature forecast, slow down -- i can't get that song out of my mind, either. now that jaclyn mentioned it. who can name the artist ? you guys don't know? jaclyn? slow down, take it easy -- who sang it? [ inaudible ] >> ladies and gentlemen, it's fog hat! 58 degrees in san francisco. 64 the average. concord 66 degrees. san jose 68. oakland 60. it's all about 8 degrees below average. and here's the forecast for the south bay today.
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mid- to upper 60s. we'll have some sunshine in the south bay. mid-60s this afternoon. brentwood warmest at 70. up in the north bay, upper 50s, low 60s. more clouds. not so much sun. same will hold true for ukiah and lakeport and clearlake 64 degrees there and 61 at cloverdale. in the extended forecast, we are going to be looking for numbers to be mostly in the mid-60s today in the warmest locations, and friday and saturday we'll get increasing sunshine and then by tuesday a sprinkle or two wouldn't be a surprise. wednesday will begin to warm up slightly. between now and then, unusually cool weather right through the weekend and into early next week. that's weather. now let's get the latest. time now 6:51. next, how the white house is defending the president's decision to fire fbi director james comey. >> reporter: and here in oakland, a big rally for women in jail. i'm jessica flores with the details coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ whistles ]
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♪ i'm jessica flores in oakland where there's going ton a rally at the alameda county courthouse for mothers in jail. they are using mother's day as a way to highlight why they believe california needs bail reform. they have a name for this. it's called the national mama's bail out day and they say thousands of mothers and people remain incarcerated in jail because they simply can't afford to pay bail. that's why they also want california lawmakers to pass a bail reform bill to eliminate the bail requirement for nonviolent offenders. >> money bail is a problem
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because it targets poor people. it targets people of color. it puts us in a position where we cannot fight our cases. >> reporter: now, california data shows about 63% of those people in county jails are awaiting trial and have yet to be convicted. the alameda county public defender will be joining these groups here at the alameda county courthouse for that rally for incarcerated mothers. the event starts here at 10:30 a.m. live in oakland, i'm jessica flores, kpix 5. breaking news out of washington. the "associated press" is citing sources that say the white house is planning to launch a commission to investigate voter fraud and suppression. >> the issue is a topic of discussion in the days after the election when president trump said millions of people had voted illegally. time now 6:56. time for your "final 5. former fbi director james comey sent his staff a farewell letter encouraging agents to go on with their mission. comey said working at the fbi
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has been one of the great joys of his life. president trump fired him tuesday afternoon because of the way he handled the hillary clinton email scandal. salt lake city where the mormon church announced it will end its affiliation with the boy scouts of america, they will be removed from the program. in the wake of a string of freeway shootings today a special immediate something being held to decide where to install cameras as the state is pledging the funds needed. crews are looking into car fires in brentwood two happening minutes apart at 3:30 a.m. there's no information about how they started. hundreds of drivers who were fined for running red lights in fremont are getting refunds. they were given tickets and now nearly 600 drivers will get about $150 back which is the city's portion of the revenue. speaking of red lights, we have brake lights for drivers westbound out of hayward into foster city. 25 minutes across the san
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mateo bridge. over at the richmond/san rafael bridge, we are starting to see a backup over at the toll plaza westbound. and there's a live look at the maze. aren't you glad we don't compute during this hour? we are in the red 42-minute ride into downtown san francisco. brian? >> we are starting out with looking through a glass bleakley at ocean beach. we have overcast skies from san francisco all the way down to jaclyn's hometown of camarillo. >> whoo! >> it's just overcast. the numbers are in the 50s in the bay area to start things out with. 56 at oakland and 54 at livermore. more for livermore and not more in terms of temperatures though as we have a chilly ream breeze today as that low unusually far south allowing cold air to pool into the bay area. and then! by tuesday, that low sinks far enough south and there's enough moisture so again on tuesday, we could pick up a few showers. in the meantime, today's going to be cloudy. a few sprinkles possible in the north bay.
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it will be sunnier but still chilly for friday and saturday. a chance of showers comes in on tuesday. it's going to be cool for the next week. and probably right into next week. high temperature forecast 60 into santa rosa. 66 at napa and 66 degrees at livermore. for san francisco, a bleak 58 unless you like this kind of weather then you will love today. 68 in san jose. the extended forecast, we'll have a mostly cloudy day. friday we have some sunshine saturday and sunday. showers tuesday and wednesday we warm up however slightly. >> you say the word cold and i get goosebumps. >> i'm always cold here! >> we know you are. >> 90 in sacramento. >> was it really? >> perfect. >> what else do you know about the weather? >> i know. [ laughter ] >> hey, next year we'll all
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bike to work, right? >> no. >> we didn't bring them. >> you're on your own. >> have fun! ♪[ music ] captioning funded by cbs good morning it our viewers in the west. thursday, may 11th, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." former fbi director james comey sends a farewell letter to agents urging them to continue upholding the constitution. conflicting stories emerge about what led to his firing. we'll talk to white house spokeswoman sarah huckabee sanders. vladimir putin tells cbs news moscow had nothing to do with comey's firing. we'll talk to elizabeth palmer about her rinkside chat with the russian president. >> what wit ill take to stop nearly 30 billion robo calls a year. the new fcc chairman offers his plan to fight the number one ns


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