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kenny choi. it is 4:30 on parade day. >> yes. >> wahoo! we are ready. >> you couldn't ask for better weather. one week ago on thursday we had rain in the forecast. no rain on our parade today. looking towards oakland, boy, everybody, the world's eyes will be on oakland today! we have clear skies, limited visibility, 50 santa rosa, 58 in redwood city. decisions owe beaches,60s at the beaches, 81 inland. temperatures away from the bay are well above average. high 80s, low 90s. your parade of champions forecast calls for sunny conditions. full forecast coming up. an accident on surface streets is a car that hit a
light pole along san pablo dam road. delays in the area some lanes are blocked. an earlier problem on westbound 580 that on-ramp at grant line on-ramp to westbound 580 is closed. we can see slowdowns out of tracy into livermore. we are counting down the hours until we get to celebrate with the world champion warriors. the big party in oakland starts this morning. here's the route starting in old oakland at 10 a.m. going through downtown to the big rally at lake merritt. die-hard fans are going to extreme lengths to get the best spot to watch the parade. one was once a towel boy for the "we believe" warriors in 2007. he said he had to be first in line so he and his friends brought their lawn chairs, tents and extra layers. >> going to be a lot of people out here so we wanted to get us a good spot. >> i might get a few mosquito
bites or, you know, maybe other few rodents. but, um, i'm a little scared but i got these guys here to, you know, to help me and encourage me to be here for the nba champions. >> aww, it's all worth it. the city of oakland is expected up to 1.5 million people for the parade, 500,000 more than than in 2015. the warriors are addressing reports that they have decided to decline a visit to the white house -- if they're an invited. steve kerr is a critic of president trump and several players voiced their opposition. they say they have not discussed as a team what they will do. steph curry says it's unlikely he would go. >> i personally would do the right thing for me. and [ indiscernible ] about what's going on. going forward. but, um, probably more to come. >> after women finals mvp kevin
durant got a text from barack obama. he said it was cool. he also had this message for "dub nation." >> "dub nation," what up? champs. can't wait to see you guys tomorrow celebrate, baby. see you there. >> the golden state warriors tweeted that video yesterday and, of course, you can see the bill celebration with durant and the rest of the warriors on kpix 5. we are going to bring it to you live starting at 9:30 this morning. >> it's going to be exciting. a lot of people out there. and actually great parade weather today. >> it's going to be terrific parade weather. we couldn't ask for better weather. it's going to be above average. the only thing is we want to remind people to make sure they have a hat and sunscreen. even though we are forecasting a high of 76 degrees, when you're standing there for a long period of time without any kind of shade, that's when you could have some problems. hydrate with water. not the other stuff. good morning. outside right now, our live
weather camera suggests we have clear skies. we have unlimited visibility. a few clouds from time to time. that's it. that's another view. this time around from the transamerica pyramid looking out towards the port of oakland. 50 in santa rosa. it's so mild this morning. 57 degrees in oakland. it is now 58 in redwood city. mid-50s in san jose. later today you can count on temperatures unseasonably mild to warm away from the bay into the high 80s and low 90s. we are talking about 90 degrees throughout the most of the tri- valley. 75, 76 from oakland through emeryville into alameda also into richmond. low 80s across the bay in redwood city. 60s around the immediate seashore. your parade of champions forecast in oakland as the parade steps off at 10 a.m., expect 71 degrees. by noon for the rally in the
mid-70s. that's a look at your parade forecast. we'll talk more about that but right now let's send it over to jaclyn. >> right now it's quiet. still very early. give it some time but we'll begin by taking a look at your ride along 880 heading through oakland. a nice quiet condition if you are heading to the parade. i would say leave the house now. the earlier the better. 16 minutes northbound 238 to the maze. keep in mind, everyone else is going to be using mass transit, so bart is recommending to avoid using the lake merritt station. that's the small station. use 12th or 19th. we'll have more tips for you coming up. in san francisco, police are trying to determine a motive for a deadly shooting at a u.p.s. facility. three victims and the gunman are dead. two other people are wounded. authorities say the shooter was
a u.p.s. employee named jimmy lam. the shooting happened at this u.p.s. complex in potrero hill. kpix 5's betty yu shows us how authorities responded after the gunman started firing during a typical morning meeting. >> reporter: for six hours a sprawling u.p.s. package delivery warehouse was on lockdown. chopper 5 flew over the san francisco s.w.a.t. team making a round of u.p.s. vehicles other armed officers got into a single file line against the building and even more marched across the rooftop as a bearcat cruised by. officers swarmed every corner of the building in potrero hill because the gunman identified as jimmy lam was still inside. when they found him, he was armed with an assault pistol. >> i think it would be a good idea for us just to stay within our group and wait for the police. >> reporter: on the ground, panic spread among some 350 u.p.s. employees as they streamed out of the building. the gunman opened fire just
before 9 a.m. as drivers and managers got together for a morning meeting where there were said to be up to 60 people in attendance. it was pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, about 7 shots, six shots, then five to six more outside. >> reporter: marvin calderon works at u.p.s. and describes the chaos in the moments after. >> i was just started screaming get out, get out, just gunshots, go, go, go. everybody started running. >> reporter: the shooter had filed an excessive overtime grievance a little over a month ago. it means he felt he was being overworked. a spokesman tonight said it's unclear why he targeted three fellow drivers. he started working for u.p.s. in 1999. sfpd says as soon as its team made contact with lam he killed himself. betty yu, kpix 5. >> sfpd's historical photographer posted these photos on facebook showing
officers with rifles drawn bracing for an encounter with the gunman. some are using u.p.s. trucks for cover. court records obtained by the "chronicle" show the shooter jimmy lam has a criminal history. in 2010 he was convicted of driving under the influence. three years later arrested again for dui. >> we have learned more about the employees who died. it includes wayne chan and benson louie both from san francisco. chan was 56. and benson was 50. 46-year-old michael lefiti was from hercules. friends and family call michael lefiti big mike and people who live along his route say that big mike didn't just bring packages, he brought joy. >> around here, mike is not just a u.p.s. guy. he is everyone's friend. >> you would see him in the neighborhood and say hey, ma,
i'm coming to your house later, i got something for you. >> others along his route have left flowers and notes where he took his daily break. michael lefiti leaves behind three children. a stranger who held his hand before he died told us that big mike made clear he loves them. the annual democrats versus republicans baseball game will go on as planned today in washington, dc. louisiana congressman steve scalise remains in critical condition after he was shot while practicing for the charity game with fellow republicans. seth lemon reports from washington. >> if we don't play this baseball game and we go home, then they win. >> reporter: texas republican roger williams is among lawmakers backing the decision to press ahead with today's annual charity baseball game despite witnessing the shooting still rattling capitol hill. republican members of congress were practicing for that game yesterday when a man identified as james hodgkinson of southern illinois opened fire with a
rifle. the 66-year-old gunman was shot and killed by officers. but not before wounding five. house majority whip steve scalise was shot in the hip and is in critical condition. president trump visited scalise in a dc hospital afterwards tweeting in part, representative scalise is in very tough shape. but he is a real fighter. as they try to figure out a motive, federal investigators are reviewing the gunman's online activity. he repeatedly took to facebook to share anti-trump rhetoric. representative who serves the district hodgkinson was from says his office received calls and emails from the shooter in the past. he said in hindsight one raised a red flag. >> it was not as threatening. if you vote this way, we'll remember you. well, that means that if you're a political activist that means you're going to work harder against me next time. that isn't, you don't take that as a physical threat. >> reporter: hodgkinson also wrote several letters to his
local newspaper railing against republicans for what he claims were policies that too often favored the rich. seth lemon for cbs news, capitol hill. >> two capitol police special agents were at the practice as part of scalise's security detail and are hailed as heroes for taking down the suspect. time is 4:41. and search teams have pulled more bodies from a gutted apartment building in london. as we learn more about what may have caused the inferno. >> plus, facebook's ceo mark zuckerberg is stepping up in a big way to help alleviate the bay area teacher shortage. like extra monthly fees. i see you, fee, played by legendary actress anjelica huston. you got me, mark. we just want fast internet for one, simple rate. for all the streaming and the shopping and the newsing, but most of all... for the this. internet for one everyday simple price and no extra monthly fees.
country. nearly 500 people were evacuated from their homes.. when crews battled the flames a fire in mexico in a refinery in the southern part of the country. nearly 50 people were evacuated from their homes when crews battled the flames yesterday. authorities had a tough time because the building was flooded from a recent storm. nine people were rushed to the hospital all will survive. there is new information about a deadly high-rise fire in london.
the fire commissioner says it will take authorities weeks to search and clear that building. 12 people dead, 80 others hurt. jonathan vigliotti reports. >> reporter: the 24-story building quickly became an intern no trapping people inside. [ screaming ] >> reporter: some waved clothing frantically to get attention. >> what floor are you at! >> huh? >> 7. >> 7, yeah? >> reporter: 16-year-old inez and her family escaped from the 13th floor. >> from the windows showing that people were still at home. people screaming, banging on the windows. >> reporter: witnesses watched as desperate parents tried to save their children. >> people dropped -- >> thrown out of the balcony. people throwing themselves out so they don't get burned. >> reporter: how high up was this? >> this is quite high up.
>> past 8th floor. people jumping and throwing their kids. they just wanted somebody did if you can't save me, please save my children. >> reporter: the fire started in an apartment on the fourth floor around 1 a.m. one resident described smelling gas. the building had just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation last year including new exterior cladding but now authorities expect that may have worked like a chimney spreading the fire quickly up the outside of the building. >> jonathan vigliotti reporting. some residents say they had been complaining about that building for years including concerns about blocked exits and other fire hazards. this morning it is still unclear if a sprinkler system was ever installed. a new auxiliary spillway is ready to go at the folsom dam and new rules are in place to prevent catastrophic flooding. some water districts have criticized the dam operators in the past for releasing too much during the winter and leaving too little for the late summer. the rules haven't been changed in three decades.
the update allows officials to release more water before big storms hit since forecasts are more accurate enable them to retain 10% more water in the reservoir during the winter. >> certainly a lot of water flowing through that and all our reservoirs right now. >> that's a good thing. that's a very good thing. and another good thing is that we have a parade today. >> wahoo! >> we have our running shoes on because we're going to be out there later. >> not yet. [ laughter ] >> yeah, you do. [ laughter ] >> hi, everybody. let's get to it this morning. we have clear skies as we look out from our kpix 5 studios. clear skies, you cannot ask for a better weather day for a parade. this is our live weather camera from the transamerica pyramid. we are looking again east from the embarcadero. you can even see a little bit of mount diablo in the distance there. visibility has to be over 50 miles then. santa rosa is at 50. it's 58 now in redwood city. it's such a mild start to the
day. not as cool as 24 hours ago. san francisco is at 54. the winds are light inland. but next to the seashore in the bay we have a westerly at 17 in san francisco, 13 sfo. under 10 in san ramon. 13 antioch now. 15 fairfield. these winds will be a bit breezy. it's been a breezy spring, hasn't it? they will be west-northwest later today 10 to 20 miles per hour. weather watcher time. we are checking in with linda in fairfield, good morning to robert sullivan in redwood city. and dave in napa. everybody is reporting clear skies and in the 50s. satellite and radar confirms those reports. we do, however, have a few clouds stacked up offshore. these clouds are all associated with an area of low pressure bringing rain showers to the pacific northwest. so a few clouds from time to time today. about your it will be warmer away -- but it will be warmer away from the bay. heat watch goes into effect on friday afternoon through sunday as we top off at 100 and even
hotter than that inland over the weekend. so that low is spilling some precipitation into the pacific northwest. we have this huge dome of high pressure that continues to build into the bay area and southern california. beaches remain cool in the 60s. high 60s and mid-70s common across the bay today. 80s around the peninsula. a few 70s like mountain view at 78 degrees back through la honda into pescadero. otherwise mid-80s in san jose up from the average high of 79 degrees. should be in the high 70s in santa rosa but instead 88. high 80s low 90s to the east. and again, we do have that hotter weather for the weekend. we are talking triple digits, hazy skies as our air quality goes down over the weekend. only gradual cooling on monday through wednesday. but let's get to it. it is the parade of champions. it steps off at 10 a.m. in oakland. mostly sunny skies at 71 going up to an afternoon high of 76 during the rally which takes place immediately after the parade. and if that's not enough also
in oakland, boy, all eyes on oakland today! mainly clear as the a's play host to the new york yankees. we have sonny gray on the mound for the good guys. game time temperature in the mid-60s. [ laughter ] >> so obviously, jaclyn, the roads are going to be a big- time concern in throughout the east bay today. >> absolutely, roberta. jam-packed. 880 and all the local surface streets in that area will be very busy. in fact, many of those streets already shut down. the closures went into effect yesterday and many of them will remain in effect until this evening and even into tomorrow morning. so just because the parade is over or the rally doesn't mean the streets will re-open. we'll look at your ride. out of tracy this morning, we continue to see those slowdowns build along westbound 205 backing up to i-5 as you make your way out of lathrop. so just a heads up for anyone there. as you get past livermore, things do start to pick up. we are tracking a travel time
still under 25 minutes from 205 on towards 680. dublin-pleasanton interchange. we are tracking a car fire, a truck fire, along northbound 880 at washington avenue. you can see it's not really slowing anyone down. but just a heads up you may see some flashing lights in that direction. 880 still nice and quiet. we're going to keep a close eye on the nimitz this morning. it's likely just going to get very crowded throughout the morning show. so we'll keep a close eye on that for you. back to you guys. >> thank you. facebook founder mark zuckerberg and his wife want to help teachers become first time homeowners. kpix 5's devin fehely with how they plan to do that in this crazy housing market. >> teachers are absolute essential members of our community. and they have relatively steady jobs, um, like i said, may not be paid enough. >> reporter: finance's mark zuckerberg and his wife are donating $5 million to help peninsula teachers become first time home buyers. a dream that can seem elusive
or impossible in the bay area's red-hot housing market. >> it supports our effort to attract and retain teachers because housing is the big dilemma in the area. so affording them the opportunity to become homeowners is very, very positive. >> reporter: here's how the program works. teachers would be eligible for up to $120,000 towards a down payment on their first home. that money plus 25% of any increase in the home's value would either be paid back when the owner sells or refinances. teachers in redwood city, ravenswood city and sequoia high school districts are eligible for the program. the chan-zuckerberg initiative says it's an development in educators who already contribute so much to the community. >> home ownership should be two big things for people. one, the security of a roof over your head and knowing that you aren't going to necessarily be kicked out of your home if you are renting is really big. security where you live. and the other security that
answer questions - about the cause time check 4:54. welcome back to "kpix 5 morning news" where we're looking from san francisco due east. see all those bright lights in the east bay? that is home of your golden state warriors where today, 10 a.m., we'll be stepping off with the parade of champions. you can anticipate sunshine at 71 degrees at parade time going
up to a high in the mid-70s during the rally which takes place immediately afterwards. we have the full forecast. it's coming up in the matter of minutes. we are tracking a pretty smooth ride for drivers heading along the eastshore freeway and all approaches over towards the bay bridge toll plaza. once you get over to the toll gates, looks like we have a little bit of a backup in the cash lanes. but it's a smooth ride across the upper deck into san francisco. 10 minutes from the maze. united airlines is working to answer questions about the cause of a fuel leak on a flight bound for italy. it happened on flight 170 a plane all set for take-off from newark, new jersey to venice. but the flight unraveled when jet fuel suddenly poured out of the left week on to the tarmac. the plane returned to the gate and passengers got on other flights. united says the plane has been taken out of service. the jury in the bill cosby sexual assault trial is returning to court this morning for a fourth day of deliberations. >> hey, hey, hey!
>> the comedian saying his catch phrase after leaving the courthouse last night. yesterday, jurors asked to review andrea constand's testimony. she claims cosby drugged and assaulted her back in 2004. if convicted, he can spend up to 30 years in prison. the district attorney of contra costa county is out of a job. he resigned after several corruption charges. mark peterson pleaded no contest to felony perjury yesterday. in exchange, a dozen other counts of perjury and grand theft were dropped. peterson admitted to spending more than $66,000 in campaign cash on personal expenses. >> it was sad, it was tragic, here's a man who did a lot of good. but he had a fatal flaw. he had to live a high life and he paid a very, very severe price. >> peterson was sentenced to 250 hours of community service and three years' probation. he has already repaid the money. san francisco gearing up for pride next weekend and some
unique landscapers are helping the city out. sf public works tweeted this video that shows a herd of goats eating the grass on twin peaks. once it's all clear, the city will install the iconic pink triangle. pride kicks off next saturday at noon. it's parade day. we are just minutes away from when people are allowed to line up along the parade route. we will take you to downtown oakland live.
final preparations as the bay area celebrates the world champion golden state warriors later this morning... good morning. the city of oakland is making final preparations for the world champion golden state warriors later this morning for their parade. good morning, everyone, it is thursday, june 15. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. people in oakland hoping to get the best spots to see the two time champs and kpix 5 has
the parade of champions covered from every angle! jaclyn dunn and rocky theus have everything you need to know before you head out today but first less check in with jackie ward along the parade route where more fans are starting to arrive. >> reporter: people are lining up five hours before the celebration gets going but five hours is nothing compared to the dedicated fans who actually camped out overnight. we spoke to someone yesterday to planned to hang out on a patch of grass on lake merritt until noon today. >> i might get some mosquito bites or other few rodents but, um, i'm a little scared but i got these guys here to, you know, to help me and encourage me to be here for the nba champions. >> reporter: last night and early this morning