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morning. numbers recover later as high pressure continues over the west coast. it's going to be warm. we'll have details in a few minutes. first, here's jaclyn. >> if you are driving through the north bay this morning, we are tracking an accident northbound 101. this is just past central san rafael exit there. two lanes currently blocked. chp running traffic breaks not slowing the ride down too much. it's still early. over at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's been busy for a friday morning. no "friday light" conditions here. right now, your speeds still showing green, 10 minutes into the san francisco although i think that sensor going to jump into the yellow here any minute. no delays 580, highway 4 or the eastshore freeway. bart is on time. 36 trains in service. bart says it will start cracking down on people who sneak on to its trains without paying. kpix 5's jackie ward reports from san francisco. reporter: michelle, it doesn't take long for you to be at a bart entrance and see
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someone jumping over the entrance gate getting onto bart for free. but the board of directors for bart says they are trying to do something about it. they unanimously voted last night on two ordinances to fight this problem and punish fare evaders. beginning next year, officers will be hired to board bart trains and ask every person for proof of purchase. if you can't provide one, you will be charged $75 the first time, minors will be charged $55. three strikes will lead to a criminal charge. frustrated bart riders who pay their fare hope this will force change. >> the guy just, like, hopped through the emergency exits, didn't even pay and just got on the train. attendants don't do anything. >> reporter: 75% of bart's operating costs come from people who follow the rules and pay. officials think it will bring back 8 to $11 million each year. bart says that fare evasion costs them between $15 million
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to $25 million every, single year. in san francisco, jackie ward, kpix 5. week one of a high-profile murder trial just ended for a man accused of killing 32-year- old kate steinle on pier 14. it ended with testimony from the federal agent whose stolen gun was used in the deadly shooting. an illegal immigrant claims he found the gun and it fired by accident. in his testimony yesterday, a bureau of land management ranger said that he put the loaded gun in a backpack left under the front seat of his suv that was parked along the embarcadero. then he went to dinner with his family. a public defender pressed him with questions yesterday on why he left a loaded firearm in his car. new details an inmate hunger strike that had been called often is back on again after comments by the sheriff of the santa clara county jail. kpix 5's anne makovec is live in front of the jail to explain. reporter: this week, some inmates began refusing food anyway after those comments
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made by the sheriff laurie smith. her comments came to the san jose inside publication in an october 19th article about a scheduled hunger strike. she is quoted as saying in part, some of them could stand to lose a little weight. we will give their fresh food to the salvation army again. there are hungry people who committed no crimes and deserve a dinner. well, this all comes, says the santa clara county sheriff's office vowing to improve jail conditions after high-profile events in recent years including the beating death of an inmate by jail guards. so yesterday, many inmates began refusing food despite canceling their planned hunger strike leaving unopened food untouched saying they hoped those items would go to the food bank. sheriff smith's comments were directed at criticism at an undersheriff who is running against her in 2018. he had criticized the way his former boss handled a hunger strike last year accusing her of striking a deal with gang members in violation of county
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policy. she refutes that saying gangs do not run this jail. live in san jose, anne makevoc, kpix 5. in san ramon, a father's facing charges after his 8-year- old son brought a loaded gun to school. police say that the third- grader showed it off to a classmate at twin creeks elementary school on tuesday. officers later arrested his father, 30-year-old anthony o'donnell. he is now charged with child endangerment, criminal storage of a firearm, and possession of stolen property. classes will go on as normal at milpitas high school today after a pair of gun scares put students on lockdown twice. just before lunch yesterday, a 14-year-old freshman was spotted with a semi-automatic pistol. after he was taken in a custody he said he brought it for protection. police ordered a second lockdown two hours later after a report of another possible firearm. officers swept the school but didn't find anything. time now 5:04.
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historians combing through newly released files on the assassination of president kennedy. details uncovered so far. >> police will announce an arrest in connection with the wine country wildfires. >> more warm weather on the way for the bay area today. we'll look to halloween for the forecast when we continue. >> and some speeds that look a little scary out there along 280 and 380. find out what's going on next. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ wow! nice outfit. when i grow up, i'm going to mars. we're working on that. some people know how far they want to go. a personalized financial strategy can help you get them there. see how access to j.p. morgan investment expertise can help you.
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department is expected to announce an arrest in connection with the "bear" fire, in the boulder creek area. it this morning, the santa cruz county sheriff's department is expected to announce an arrest in connection with the bear fire in the boulder creek area. it began about 11 days ago burning 6 homes and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate. nearly a dozen firefighters were hurt while battling the bear fire. it's 100% contained. more than a dozen schools in santa rosa will re-open today after weeks of classrooms being off limits following the wildfires. kpix 5's jessica flores is live in santa rosa with the details. reporter: kenny, we are in front of james monroe elementary school. this is one of 13 schools
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opening today. an additional 11 schools will re-open on monday. and here at james monroe, several students and several teachers lost their homes in the devastating fire. it will be an emotional return for a lot of folks here. schools have been closed for nearly three weeks. that fire sent ash and soot into class rooms. the district was worked around the clock to clean the campuses. about 200 workers have been cleaning campuses and replacing over 3,000 air-conditioning filters at 24 schools. the superintendent says about 80 staff members lost homes in the fire and also 900 students have addresses listed in the burn zone. but it's still unclear how many students have been displaced. >> the immensity of this tragedy cannot be -- is unprecedented. we cannot predict what will happen when everyone is back in school. one of the main things is not everybody is going to come back to school. >> reporter: now, the district
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will have mental health services on campus, counselors and social workers from even different cities like san francisco here to help out students and teachers. and the district also says anybody who lost his home in the fire will be eligible for free meals no questions asked. income will not be a factor. the district is also working out how it will make up for loves time. but they haven't figured it out yet. their real priority is getting classrooms back open. now, we do have a list of all the schools that will hope today as well as monday on our website. that's click on "links and numbers." live in santa rosa, jessica flores, kpix 5. pg&e wants an easier time passing along costs to customers if it's found liable for wildfires in california. arcing power lines were reported shortly before the wine country wildfires began earlier this month. if pg&e is found to be at fault, it could end up paying billions of dollars in fire-
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related costs. the public utilities commission and cal fire are looking into pg&e lines as a possible cause. now, while no cause has yet been determined, pg&e has been lobbying the puc to make it easier to pass along costs by increasing customers' bills. consumer groups say that pg&e shareholders should be responsible for any such costs. the u.s. government has started releasing a massive cache of files connected to the 1963 assassination of president john f. kennedy. that includes thousands of documents detailing what the cia and fbi knew before and after the assassination. nikki battiste breaks down some of the key findings. reporter: it's the day historians and conspiracy theorists have been waiting around five decades for, the national archives releasing more than 2800 records related to the jfk assassination. the government was required by a 1992 law to make them public. >> so far, we're finding it's a picture of things that we
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already knew, some rumors, some innuendo. >> reporter: among the details printed, 25 minutes before kennedy was shot, a london reporter had received an anonymous tip to call the u.s. embassy. quote, for some big news. the fbi discussed lee harvey oswald prior to the assassination. he was part of a pro-fidel castro group on its radar. the cuban leader met with u.s. government officials and insisted neither he nor his government had anything to do with the president's death what many who have investigated the assassination are hoping to find, more information about a mysterious week oswald met in mexico city where he met with cuban and other spies experts in assassination. >> didn't they know more of what was going on? didn't they suspect he was a bigger threat and why didn't they warn washington of that at the time? >> reporter: other details unsealed, the cia discussed efforts to assassinate castro and even forged ties with the mob to possibly help. and the fbi received a call at its dallas office threatening
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oswald's life the night before he was shot and killed by jack rubeby . nikki battiste, cbs news. >> roughly 300 files are kept classified at the request of the fbi and cia. president trump directed those agencies to review the reasons for keeping them secret within 180 days. republicans in congress are hoping to get tax reform done by the end of the next month. yesterday, the house approved a senate budget plan by four votes allowing the gop to pass tax reform without democratic support. all 14 california republicans voted yes. governor brown sent them all letters on wednesday urging them to vote no. gop leaders have not released details of their plans but the framework laid out would eliminate most itemized deductions according to the federal government. more than 6 million california taxpayers claimed them in 2015. it is 5:13. let's check traffic and weather. >> well, we typically see "friday light" conditions and
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in the green. but for our morning commute we are seeing lots of yellow and red. this looks like any other day of the workweek. 26 minutes between 205 and 680, no reports of accidents. no stalls on the stretch, just crowded. if you are going through oakland northbound 880, just past the coliseum, we had reports of a car that was blocking a lane. these cleared and traffic is smooth. no metering lights at the bay bridge toll plaza but a backup in the cash lanes. 10 minutes into san francisco. southbound 101, speeds in the green at the limit so light conditions there on 101. over at 280, we are seeing slowdowns in the northbound direction just as you pass 380. we checked in with chp. they said they don't have any reports of crashes and we don't see any overnight roadwork
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going on. so we'll keep an eye on it. if you see something, sent me a tweet. smooth on 101 near 380. if you are heading out to sfo, your ride looks good along the peninsula. that's a check of your traffic. brian has the forecast. weather is good. we have one little wrinkle in the plan, well, actually two. first a "spare the air" unhealthful levels of air pollution in the east bay and santa clara valley. looking live at the golden gate bridge, fog and low clouds across the span. concord right now 59. san francisco 57. santa rosa is dipped down to 49. it will be a nice warm friday in the bay area through the weekend with high pressure over the west coast. this is the second wrinkle. beach hazard statement is up for northwesterly swells that introduce rip currents and sneaker waves both a threat. if you are heading to the beach and why not, it's going to be a good day and good weekend for it, as well. and for this, you know, setting
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a halloween theme, time for boo at the zoo again. this weekend at the san francisco zoo it will be cool right there by the water. 62 degrees. not to be outdone, boo at the zoo at the oakland zoo as well, sunny and milder with temperatures about 72 degrees. that will be fun to do this weekend. for the forecast highs today, it going to be nice and warm with san francisco at 7. concord will hit 86 degrees. san jose at 85. and oakland 83 degrees. all of these numbers well above average for this time of the year. so we'll continue warm on this aptly named fry-day. 84 degrees at redwood city. 83 los altos. in cupid, 85 degrees. and just as you head on 17 south, right by los gatos, it will be 87 degrees. 90 morgan hill. 84 milpitas.
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87 at fairfield. 87, 85 at pittsburg. 90 livermore and pleasanton. 89 degrees today. and at pleasant hill 86 degrees. at the shoreline it will be cooler but probably the last really good beach day is today with numbers in the upper 60s and some low 70s. but remember, there's that beach hazard statement. beautiful downtown mill valley 83 degrees. 87 at kentfield. san rafael 85. petaluma 84. up to ukiah, it's still going to be smoking up there, 91 degrees. clearlake 86. plenty of sunshine before a few low clouds return to the shoreline by saturday and sunday. ergo, saturday and sunday numbers at the beach only in the low 60s. today not bad, inland in the 90s. and around the bay in the upper 70s. then numbers begin to tumble saturday through tuesday. by the early part of next week, we'll be in the low to mid-70s. but it doesn't look at least in this extended forecast like
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there's a drop of rain in sight. but if we look even further out, it looks as if for the first time in a long time, we might get a chance of rain coming in some time during the latter half of the first week of november. stay tuned on that. now, ladies and gentlemen, here's michelle. thank you, brian. all right. what is trending today? you may remember jeremy meeks the hot felon turned fashion model from stockton. now a new felon's mugshot triggered a frenzy on social media. this is a mugshot of a woman. the 20-year-old was arrested by fresno police on monday. officers pulled her over and found a gun and gang members in her car along with her baby. since fresno police posted her photo to facebook monday night, it's been shared nearly 5,000 times. some people have accused her of stealing their hearts. yeah. that's what they said. they have even offered to pay her bail. that amount is $155,000.
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a new world record for the most expensive wristwatch sold at an auction. a rolex dayton into that belonged to paul newman got $17 million. it's a lot of money for the brand but newman's rolex isn't the most expensive. a pocket watch made in 1933 for henry graves, banker, sold for $24.4 million at sotheby's in 2015 catching a movie this weekend? you could be paying more to see the latest flicks in a few weeks. regal entertainment theater chain will follow in the footsteps of uber by experimenting with surge pricing. starting in january, the company will test out the new pricing system at some theaters. here's how it works. regal will charge more for tickets to see hit movies. but prices will be down during the off-peak times and less popular films. shares of regal and other big screen theaters have plummeted because of poor box office
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sales. could the stanford cardinal win without its best player? i'm dennis o'donnell. marshawn lynch decides to play for another football team. that story straight ahead. >> what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at, and we may feature your school on the thursday morning show. play o' the day from the cbs eye on the community...
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good morning, time now is 5:22. we are tracking some -- no delays if you are making your way to bart or ace, muni, caltrain, all running right on time. but our roads they are slow. and we'll get to that in just a moment but first a check on sports with dennis. stanford took the field last night in corvallis minus their biggest star. they needed a huge break to escape. stanford running back the leader rusher out with an ankle injury against oregon state. beavers 14-9 were trying to run out the clock and they fumble the football. keep hope alive for the cardinal! 25 seconds left. stanford inside the 5. keller jump ball to jj with the game
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winner. cardinal 15-14, improving 5-1 in the pac-12. pelicans demarcus cousins receiving a standing ovation in his first day back in sacramento. they weren't cheering by the end of the game. cousins scored 41 points, grabbed 25 rebounds in his return. new orleans beat sacramento 114- 106. with marshawn lynch suspended for this week's game at buffalo, the raiders running back got some workout in his alma mater oakland tech high school. he clearly wasn't holding back during his scrimmage. at one point, it took a gang of defenders to bring marshawn down to the turf. [ laughter ] >> the raiders and bills sunday morning here on the big 5. the "5th quarter" will follow raider football. the sharks a loser to boston last night, 2-1. i'm dennis o'donnell. have a great weekend. all right. here's the play of the day from the nba. boston at milwaukee. [ play-by-play ]
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>> just beyond the 7 minute mark of the second quarter shot clock down to three, irving bringing it in, put that shot up! oh, kyrie masterful inside! >> wow, look at the skills weaving in and out. celtics kyrie irving just as the shot clock runs out. boston beats the bucks, 96-89. bart evaders cost the transit system millions of dollars a year. now the board of directors is doing something about it. >> and 13 santa rosa city schools re-open today. how the district is welcoming back students. the details coming up.
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with the opioid crisis -- why critics
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say it falls well short of what's needed. and it may still be october -- president trump has declared a public health emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic. why critics say it falls short of what's needed. >> and it may still be october, but ski season starts today in tahoe. >> well, just in time for this warming trend we have in the bay area. temperatures in the 90s here. but things are going to be changing. we'll have the details in the forecast in a minute. >> and things are heating up on the roads with slowdown at the bay bridge toll plaza. more coming up. good morning, it is friday, october 27th. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. >> right now, we are following breaking news in san jose, a two alarm fire at a kfc. you can see the flames shooting from the roof there.
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the fire department arrived on the scene about 4:30 a.m. crews are putting out the fire. no injuries reported. he cause is under inve stigation. bart says it's going to take action against passengers who avoid paying to get on its trains. jackie ward joins us live from san francisco to explain. reporter: we see this all the time, people jumping over the entrance gate not wanting to pay the fare. but maybe soon we'll start to see less of this because of a couple of big decisions the board of directors made at a meeting last night. they voted unanimously on two ordinances to crack down on this from happening. six police officers will be hired starting in january to board bart trains and ask every rider for proof of purchase. if you can't provide one, you will be fined $75 the first time and minors will be charged $55. three strikes will lead to a criminal charge. low income fare evaders will have the option of community service. >> it really makes sense for the people who do pay for their
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fares, you know, it's not fair to them to have somebody else who is cheating the system while their ticket is paying for the operating costs. >> reporter: 75% of bart's operating costs come from people who follow the rules and pay the full fare. officials anticipate these ordinances will bring back an estimated $11 million each year. this is a costly problem costing them $25 million a year. jackie ward, kpix 5. today more than a dozen santa rosa schools will re-open to students after a significant clean-up following the deadly wildfires. kpix 5's jessica flores is live in santa rosa on the concerns going forward with class back in session. reporter: we are in front of james monroe elementary school. this is one of 13 schools re- opening today and an additional
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11 schools will re-open on monday. at this school some teachers and schools lost their homes in the fire. it will be an emotional return for many and counselors will help people out. the schools had ash and soot, it was considered toxic that was in the classroom. so over the last week the district sent 200 workers to clean campuses and replace over 3,000 air-conditioning filters at 24 school sites. the superintendent says about 80 staff members lost homes in the fire and about 900 students have addresses listed in the burn zone. but it's unclear exactly how many students have been displaced. the district is also working out how it will make up for three weeks of lost classroom time. but their priority at this point is just getting schools back open. >> i think it's one of those things to go as fast as you can but as slow as you must. we want to get back to the regular schoolday but we first need to make sure our students and staff, you know, mental health needs are met.
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>> reporter: again, mental health services will be on campuses throughout the santa rosa city school district. counselors and social workers are even coming from other cities like san francisco and the district also says that anybody who has been displaced will receive free meals for the rest of the school year. now, we did put a list on our website,, for all the schools that are re-opening today as well as the schools that are re-opening on monday. and you can find that under "links & numbers." live in santa rosa, jessica flores, kpix 5. metallica is one of the names expected at a benefit concert for north bay fires victims with ticket sales going on sale today. the november 9th concert will be at at&t park being organized by a coalition of community leaders and businesses called band together bay area. it has already raised $6.5 million for people affected by the fires. and the group is making sure that every penny made from the concert goes to the victims, as
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well. >> tipping point is going to receive 100% of all ticket sales so we can put it to where it's needed most, low income communities and those most vulnerable communities that have been impacted by the devastating fires up north. >> we have learned that the very best seats at the concert will be donated to first responders, volunteers and families affected by the fires. otherwise, tickets are set to range from $49 to $199. we haven't made it to november yet, but the first ski resort in tahoe opens today. mount rose has been making its own snow for weeks when the temperatures go below freezing. the beginner slope has 10 inches, the ski run and single lift will be open from 8 a.m. to noon today and saturday. always good to see snow up there. >> do you guys ski? >> yes. >> i do. >> a little bit. >> i don't board. >> yeah. >> not very well but yeah, a little bit. >> a sport with an ambulance at the bottom of a hill. >> you have to be careful. >> when i first learned we didn't wear helmets. >> we're glad you were
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preserved so you could come back to anchor another day. [ laughter ] laugh. clear skies around the bay area this morning with an exception as we have a look at the golden gate bridge a little fog out there. that's the view from the roadbed, the view from high up top shows that -- not too bad, really, across the span this morning. we'll look for that to dissipate. right now the numbers in concord, 59 degrees. oakland 53. livermore 54 degrees. in san jose, it is 60. santa rosa 49. later in the day we'll get all the way up to near 90 degrees inland. some places actually will exceed that. but just on average, around the bay we'll be near 80s degrees. another warm friday on tap. a cooling trend this weekend. warm weather through the weekend. beach hazard statement is up. good weekend to go to the beach but on the on the other hand, rip currents and sneaker waves do remain a threat if you are heading out by the shore. high temperatures will be looking at 85 in san rafael, 87
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in santa rosa. 78 for san francisco. the extended forecast looking good but a cooling trend is on the way. we'll be back into the 70s come monday. that's weather. here's traffic. really do have it all. we can go snow skiing or go to the beach. i don't know. all right. we are tracking speeds in the yellow for drivers heading along westbound 580, slow going if you are heading through livermore out of tracy to the dublin-pleasanton interchange, 26 minutes. no accidents, just busy. good news. your approach to the bay bridge toll plaza, along 580, this is right near 24, looking good. eastshore freeway crowded westbound. reports of a bus possibly that's blocking one of the lanes. if you are driving on the eastshore freeway, be careful as you are heading through richmond and san pablo. over at the bay bridge toll
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plaza, a 15-minute ride. metering lights are on. and you can guarantee a slow ride heading into san francisco. back to you. >> thank you. today lawmakers for a married couple will get millions against a san francisco landlord. the two people filed suit claiming harassment and wrongful eviction. their attorneys say that a jury ruled in their favor and then the judge tripled the award last week. president trump has declared the nationwide opioid epidemic a public health emergency. critics say it falls short of what's necessary. the declaration directs the federal government to ramp up efforts to fight addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin. supporters applauded it as an important first step but because it was not declared a national emergency, additional funding won't be made available to combat the epidemic that's killing more than 170 people a day. by the end of january more
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and more robots will be in walmart stores. diane king reports. >> reporter: good morning. here on wall street it was a mixed finish for stocks yesterday. the dow gained 71 points while the nasdaq fell 7. iphone 10 sales kick off today. preorders. demand is expected to be high. supplies low. multiple reports say apple is having production problems with the new device. early reports so that hong kong is already sold out. the device officially lands on store shelves. by the end of january, walmart will have shelf scanning robots in more than 50 stores. the robots have a camera that scans aisles to check for out of stock items, incorrect prices and labeling mistakes. walmart says they are more efficient than humans, three time quicker and more accurate. but the retail giant claims robots will not replace human workers or employee head count. flying high in the u.s. is
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expected to soon be toppled by china. the international air transport association is predicting that china will be the world's biggest air travel market in the next five years. all told, nearly 4 billion people are expected to fly the friendsly skies this year. kenny. >> yeah. everyone wants to travel. if you are looking for a halloween treat, starbucks has a drink for you, i guess. >> reporter: yes. they do. they unveiled the zombie frappucino which will be available through october 31st. it has apples, caramel, pink whipped creek and red mocha drizzle. the color of the drink is described as ghastly green. interested? >> i don't know. [ laughter ] >> i'm going to have to ask around. >> get somebody else to do a taste test first. >> good idea. thank you, diane hall of, thank you.
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5:39. the new michelin restaurant guide is just released and a bay area restaurant is making history. >> and it looks like there's another hunger strike here at the santa clara county jail. coming up, the comments attributed to sheriff laurie smith that caused it.
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a 350-acre wildfire is burning warm again today temperatures near 90 inland. clear skies to start out with. hey, if you happen to see him, he is hungry like a wolf. simon his birthday today, lead singer of duran duran. 58. now, ladies and gentlemen, here's michelle. all right. a 350-acre wildfire is burning right now in riverside county.
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the fire near the community of wildomar is 15% contained. some homes have been evacuated but so far, no buildings are damaged. he cause is under investigation. new developments in an inmate hunger strike that had been called off last week. the inmates at the santa clara county jail say that their strike is back on after comments made by the sheriff. kpix 5's anne makovec is live in front of the jail to explain. reporter: yes. sounds like there are some hungry inmates here at the santa clara county jail. they restarted a hunger strike after these comments made by the sheriff, laurie smith, and those comments were made to the publication san jose inside in an article dated october 19th. referring to a previously planned hunger strike by inmates, she is quoted as saying, some of them could stand to lose a little weight. we'll give their fresh food to the salagen. there are hungry people who committed no crimes and deserve
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a dinner. that all comes as the santa clara county office vows to improve jail conditions after high-profile events in recent years including criticism for using isolation as punishment and an inmate who was beaten to death by guards. so inmates had planned a hunger strike and canceled it but after smith's comments, many inmates began leaving unopened food items untouched saying they hoped those items would go to the food bank. back to sheriff smith's comments, they were directed at criticism lodged by retired undersheriff john here could you what who is running against smith in 2018. he criticized the way she handled a hunger strike last year accusing her of striking a deal with gang members in violation of county policy. and she refutes that saying that gangs don't run this place. live at the santa clara county jail in san jose, anne makevoc, kpix 5. the michelin guide is out with its latest restaurant ratings for the bay area. 7 restaurants have the highest rating of three stars. they join an exclusive club of
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about 100 restaurants around the world and one san francisco restaurant is making history. the first mexican restaurant in the country to receive two michelin stars. it offers a 7-course tasting menu each night. but good luck getting a reservation. they only have 25 seats. >> what we do here is nightly tasting menu of around 18 courses. we do a california mexican tasting menu. we use local farms. >> are you hungry? michelin put off announcing the awards because of the wine country wildfires. several restaurants in the area have two or three stars. >> you want to try california? >> i'll try it.
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>> then it will be only 21 seats left. >> good math. we are tracking slowdowns out the door and along the eastshore freeway, westbound 80 slow -- we have a bus blocking one lane and it's causing a bit of a backup. this is a live look at 80 at san pablo dam road. it's closer to central avenue. delays building. we have sensors in the yellow there. really slowing your ride down. bay bridge toll plaza, in the red, the metering lights on. traffic backed up well beyond the maze. we are starting to see those slowdowns near the berkeley curve an your approach along westbound 580 near 24. give yourself some extra time in that direction. we had a couple of problems as you were getting off the bay bridge. we had a lane blocked right near 9th street. looks like that's cleared. over at the richmond/san rafael bridge, everyone on their best
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driving behavior this morning, speeds in the green over to 101. golden gate bridge, you're going to be dealing with fog. so please take it easy. reduce your speed. hat's a check of you r traffic; over to you. all right. let's have a look at the weather this morning. starting out just gorgeous from the transamerica pyramid looking out towards the bay, a nice start to friday morning. numbers a little bit chilly. concord 59. san francisco 57. san jose 60. santa rosa 49. we are going to be getting warm again. numbers inland upper 80s today around the bay near 80 degrees. around the shoreline, not a bad beach day in some respects, low 70s. high pressure still over the west coast but it's finally beginning to ebb a bit this morning and as it does, the numbers will follow suit. so while we remain warm through the weekend, not as warm as we have been. the one caveat about heading to the beaches, northwesterly swells are up and so is the rip
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current and sneaker wave threat for ocean beach and montara through marin. we have a high pressure putting a lid on the particulates we generate with the morning and night commute, as a result unhealthful levels of pollution in the atmosphere for the east bay and in the santa clara valley. it means "spare the air" alert today. so here's what we are expecting. it will be nice today. sunny, warm. temperatures inland fall about 5 degrees on saturday from today's highs. it will be sunny and mild through halloween but not nearly as warm in the 70s by early next week. sunny and warm at sfo winds west-northwest at 10. high temperature at the airport 79. and then we are going to be looking for seattle to have partly cloudy skies. down in the southland los angeles is cooled all the way down to 87. they were in the 100s a couple of days ago. new york 65 degrees and sunshine. hey, boo at the zoo used to be fly shaqer zoo when it opened
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now san francisco zoo 62 degrees. boo at the zoo oakland looking good as well 62. santa rosa 87 highs. san jose 85. san francisco 78 degrees today. over by the shoreline, nice day to head to the beach, 72 at pacifica. have a care if you do. warmest spots inland near 90. those numbers begin to go down over the weekend and then by monday and tuesday, it will be bone-chilling. i mean, mid-70s! yikes! temperatures around the bay near 70 degrees at the shoreline fog and low clouds return latter half of the weekend, in the meantime sunshine and looking pretty good. that's what's ahead in weather. a pair of sailors and their dogs are back on dry land after spending five months stranded at sea. ♪[ music ] >> how they survived all that time. >> and the anger over a bay area teacher's return to the classroom after allegations of inappropriate behavior appears
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nice day on tap for the
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bay area today. san francisco downtown 78. in oakland we'll hit 83. santa rosa 87. but changes ahead. we'll detail them in the forecast next hour. that's weather. how about traffic? >> we have slowdowns along southbound 880 as you are heading san lorenzo into hayward. all the way down to highway 84 as you make your way towards fremont there. we have two lanes blocked. i'll show you why coming up. a santa rosa man is being hailed as a hero for saving people from a fire that burned his home. donny rivera used to live on dogwood lane. when flames approached his neighborhood he and his roommate john went door to door knocking and waking people up. >> he is my guardian angel when hell roared through my neighborhood. he, you know, saved my life. >> people were coming out in their robes fully asleep had no idea what's going on. so i'm happy they got out. >> he lost everything in the
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house he was renting and he did not have insurance. so he is relying on the generosity of others. a piedmont high school teacher is on administrative leave for a second time amid allegations of inappropriate behavior towards students. mark cowherd a history teacher was first put on leave last month. he allegedly touched students inappropriately and sent inappropriate text messages and had alcohol in front of students and making sexual comments. despite that the piedmont unified school district allowed him back in the classroom in late september. but on wednesday, dozens of parents packed the school board meeting demanding that the district remove him from campus. the "bay area news group" reports that cowherd is back on leave as his case is reviewed by the alameda county district attorney's office. berkeley police are looking for a road rage suspect accused of hitting someone with his new mercedes. here's who police are after. they say the victim yelled at the man last thursday said every saying he had been driving recklessly on ashby
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avenue. the suspect got out of the car and punched a passenger. that's when two people including the alleged punching victim got out of their car but police say the suspects returned to his car and hit one of the men with it. they had minor injuries. a dramatic scene in the middle of the pacific ocean. a couple of boaters from hawaii were rescued after being lost at sea for five months. >> we probably had less than 24 hours before our boat sank. >> the boat was spotted in the open ocean on wednesday about 900 miles southeast of japan. the two women set sail from hawaii back in may with their dogs on their way to tahiti but misfortune struck when the rigging on their mast broke and a communication system failed. from that point on the women made a distress call every day. >> it was very depressing and it was very hopeless. but the only thing you can do, so you do what you can with what you have. you have no other choice.
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>> the women say that they survived because they had water purifiers and a year's worth of food mainly rice, pasta and oatmeal. amazing. it is 5:56 right now. caught on camera. a driver speeds through a group of orange county protestors. the injuries and investigation now under way.
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this morning, schools in sonoma county are preparing to open their doors-- as the communi the immensity of this tragedy not everyone is going to -- -- >> this morning, schools in sonoma county are preparing to open their doors as the community works to return to normal following the deadly wine country wildfires. >> plus, bart is cracking down on fare fare evaders. how much they will be forced to pay if caught. >> first, today, full containment of most of the wine country is expected. it's friday, october 27. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. this comes as the clean-up of the debris is just getting
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started. at last check, the atlas fire in napa and sonoma counties was 98% contained. and the tubbs fire is now at 95% contained. that fire became the most destructive wildfire in california history surpassing the oakland hills fire that killed 25 people. >> one of the areas hit the hardest sonoma county. tomorrow the city of santa rosa is holding a remembrance day for the victims killed in the deadly wildfires. people will also gather at 11 a.m. tomorrow to honor firefighters and first responders. the event is at santa rosa junior college's bailey field. a total of 23 people in sonoma county died in the fires which destroyed thousands of homes and businesses. >> today more than a dozen schools in santa rosa are set to re-open following a significant clean-up after the deadlykpix 5's jessica flores is live in santa rosa with the details. wildfires. reporter: kenny, we are in front of james monroe elementary school. is


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