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19th. good morning, thanks for joining us. i'm kenny choi. >> and i'm michelle griego. it is wednesday morning. and how is everyone doing? >> okay. >> halfway through the week. >> halfway through. >> i know. >> we're thinking about the weekend on monday, you know? >> never too early to think about the weekend. it does look warm for the weekend so if you want it hot, you're going to have it at least by tomorrow, friday and for the weekend, as well. a live look at the "salesforce tower" camera looking very pretty with coit tower there lit up. you can see our temperatures out there in the 50s to start off the day in many spots, concord at 58. 56 in oakland. 52 livermore. 54 in san francisco, san jose. and 47 right now in santa rosa. so patchy low clouds and fog mainly just for parts of the coast right now. we'll be warming up to near normal highs later on today and warmer than average highs starting tomorrow through the weekend. get ready for the heat. our temperatures 69 in san francisco. so close to where we should be for this time of the year.
you can see many spots in the 80s inland. let's check in with jaclyn for a look at traffic. >> we're taking a live look at your ride heading through hercules. 80 at highway 4, caltrans has some overnight roadwork going on along this stretch. it was really causing some delays but it looks like speeds are in the green so wrapping up with the overnight roadwork. you may still have one lane closed. but it looks like things are starting to pick up and moving at the limit there. bay bridge toll plaza, 11 minutes into san francisco. the bay area professor accusing brett kavanaugh of sexual assault now says she wants an fbi investigation. kpix 5's andria borba on how this new twist could affect her senate testimony. reporter: the fight over brett kavanaugh's supreme court nomination has seen the unmasking of the woman accusing him of sexual assault, dr. christine blasey
ford as well as an invitation for her to testify before the senate judiciary committee. on cnn her attorney shot that idea down. >> that's right. they talk of a hearing on monday is premature because she just came forward with these allegations 48 hours ago and since that time she has been dealing with hate mail, harassment, so she has been spending her time trying to figure out how to protect herself and her family. there hasn't been an investigation. these are serious allegations. so if the senators who have come forward and said they want to treat this seriously mean that, then they will have an investigation. >> reporter: banks then called for the fbi to step in and investigate. >> it is. but the investigation should occur before the hearing. the hearing should be as a result of the investigation. it shouldn't be a substitute for it. and so, if there are other witnesses, absolutely. those witnesses should be
investigated. their testimony should be heard. the committee should hear from them. all of the information should be gathered so that we can get to the truth here. >> reporter: this letter was sent to iowa senator chuck grassley by banks asking for an investigation that, quote, will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in the matter are assessed in a nonpartisan manner. on capitol hill texas senator john cornyn -- >> this is primarily to hear her. if she is not planning on attending, then i don't know what the point of going forward would be. >> reporter: while the back and forth was going on, senator warren tweeted out this clip of kavanaugh back in 2015 talking about his days in high school. >> what happens at georgetown prep says at georgetown prep. that's been a good thing for all of us, i think. >> reporter: new york senator chuck schumer cafo senate to look further into the claims. >> both can't be truth. what they are saying can't both be true. >> reporter: ndria borba,
kpix 5. >> because of death threats, dr. ford and her family have moved out of their palo alto home. senator dianne feinstein weighed in saying: interviewed, evidence reviewed and all sides spoken to. only then should the chairman set a hearing date." president trump said this about his supreme court pick: ""i feel so badly for him that he's going through this, to be honest with you. i feel so badly for him. this is not a man that deserves this." president trump also said this about his supreme court pick: >> i feel so badly for him that's going through this to be honest with you. i feel so badly for him. this is not a man that deserves this. >> people are now comparing the kavanaugh case and christine blasey ford accusations to the anita hill accusations against justice clarence thomas in the 1990s. hill said that there are ways to do better than in 1991. the government should not be used to destroy the lives of witnesses called to testify. but there are key differences
in the cases. in 1991, democrats controlled the senate when hill alleged verbal sexual harassment by thomas and hill had a witness who testified that hill told her of the sexual harassment at the time. so far there are no witnesses yet for christine blasey ford against kavanaugh. word that north korea is open to dismantling its main nuclear complex. president trump said the news is very exciting. it came or the of an agreement between north and -- it came out of an agreement between north and south korea. kim jong-un has agree toddies mantle the site if the united states takes corresponding measures. he agreed to shut down a missile engine test site and launch pad in the presence of outside inspectors. north and south korea also signed a joint agreement to further reduce military tensions and they will look to cohost the 2032 summer olympics. a san mateo county jury found the suspected gypsy hill
killer guilty of killing two girls. they say he killed six people in reno during five months and northern california in 1976. prosecutors said they charged him with two of the killings with the strongest evidence. they say the break in the case came after testing dna samples from cigarette butts. he could now face life in prison. a judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a fremont man accused of trying to aid a terrorist group. the man was arrested in july 2015 after a federal agent stopped him from going from sfo to istanbul. he planned to go to syria to join an al qaeda group. shaffi says he was going to help syrian refugees. no word if there will be a retrial. a man accused of killing a sacramento sheriff's deputy in a gun battle is identified as 38-year-old anton moore. right now, he is in the
hospital and he will be taken into custody after he is released. deputies responded to a disturbance at a pep boys auto store in rancho cordova on monday and when they got there, authorities say moore started shooting and hit two deputies. 27-year-old deputy mark stasyuk died from his injuries. the other deputy is expected to recover. a bystander was also hit in the crossfire and was released from the hospital yesterday. san francisco police are using a high-tech approach when it comes to use of force training. >> i need a 408. i have a white female adult -- >> the sfpd showed off its new virtual training simulator. the half million dollars simulator gave police some instant feedback tracking how many rounds are fired and where they went. sfpd says that use of force was down nearly 16% between 2016 and 2017.
jackie ward tried that simulate the other yesterday. did a good job. >> yeah. >> weather not too bad, either. >> yeah. you know, if you liked the warmer weather, you're going to have it over the next few days. we have seen cooler-than- normal temperatures for this time of the year for a few days now and we are going to switch it up and heat things up. let's show you a live look out there with our roof cam. and just a few clouds to start off the day a big difference compared to yesterday and the day before. right now, looking at 58 in concord, 56 in oakland, 52 livermore, 54 in san francisco, 47 in santa rosa. 54 in san jose. a few areas of patchy low clouds and fog for parts of the coast this morning. we'll be warming up to near normal highs today and then warmer than average days starting tomorrow and actually over the next few days here so we are looking at daytime highs today near where we should be for this time of year. we'll talk about how warm it
will get inland coming up. good morning. right now, we are keeping our eye on the commuters in tracy at the triangle with the usual delays. westbound 205 slow from lathrop to the altamont pass. you can see that that westbound direction -- all those brake lights. so your cruising speed right around 22 miles per hour. and then it continues to be sluggish on westbound 580, 27 minutes towards 680. and it looks like that earlier truck fire no longer blocking lanes along 880 at industrial parkway. a bay area airport with a history of security breaches is now ground zero for the tsa to test new security technology. kpix 5's maria medina with the big boost for mineta san jose international airport. >> i would say -- >> reporter: the incident made national headlines a bay area teen who jumped the fence
stowed away in the wheel well of a plane from san jose to hawaii and survived. then weeks later this woman, the serial stowaway, was able to get on a plane in mineta without a boarding pass. in 2016 they tied for the fifth most perimeter security breaches nationwide since 2004 at mineta international airport. >> we must have the worst security than other people because you keep hearing about mineta being the one where they did it. but they must have fixed it. >> reporter: yes. over the last couple of years, mineta improved its perimeter with higher fencing and more cameras. and now -- >> and we were the candidate selected. >> reporter: -- the tsa just announced it selected mineta to test new airport perimeter technology. >> they are going to determine what else we can do here to enhance our program. >> reporter: they are considering videocameras that can be used remotely, software
to detect potential threats, infrared, laser and ground sensorsers, fence detectors and gunshot detector. the spokesman couldn't say why mineta was chosen. >> regardless of why we were chosen, we're pleased. when federal money is invested in an airport, what that does is really just enhance the security and the safety. >> that's great. that's -- that's great. that's an important thing for everybody. you just don't know what's happening out there. >> reporter: the study's cost $4 million of federal funds and travelers say it's worth every dollar for their safety. >> i think that's great. we should have the -- it's silicon valley. we should have the best technology. >> reporter: nearly 14 million passengers fly through here every year. the tsa study will last until next year. at mineta, maria medina, kpix 5. the fate of the defunct valco mall in cupertino brought lots of people to city hall last night. the developer sand hill property company proposed a
mixed use development project that includes about 2400 housing units half of which would be designated as affordable. it says under state law sb35 it can go ahead as long as it meets criteria. the law makes it easier for developers to build more affordable housing quickly and harder for cities that have historically resisted low income housing to block it. critics say it would create a traffic mess. >> this is not something that fits in the scale of the city. it's not the kind of cupertino that everybody is used to. >> the valco project will be the first major test case in the state of sb35. today the city will reconvene at 5 p.m. and it expects to make a decision on whether it will adopt an alternative plan that the developer could go with. it is 4:42. a daring rescue passed the golden gate caught on video, a coast guard helicopter hoisting a woman off a cruise
it happened yesterday morning... about 35 miles southwest of the new video shows coast guard crews rescuing a woman on a cruise ship. it happened yesterday morning about 35 miles southwest of the golden gate bridge. crews say the 76-year-old was having stomach problems. the coast guard lifted the woman into a helicopter. she was later taken to a hospital. no word yet on her condition. on storm watch, forecasters are now saying that some of the worst is still yet to come even though hurricane florence is gone. floodwaters are expected to rise in the coming days. the storm dumped 8 trillion gallons of water on north carolina. the state's cape fear river is also expected to crest at 62 feet. at least 37 people have died including 2 prisoners being transported in south carolina. the california task force 4 is assisting with 911 calls for people trapped in the rising floodwaters. this was a night rescue monday
in north carolina. the team rescued two stranded national guardsmen and two adults. a team from san francisco police department is also assisting law enforcement in north carolina. they are work in the emergency center. president trump will visit north carolina today. >> we wish everybody there all the best and the crews from the bay area going out there. it's sad with this. florence now off in the atlantic but still watching those rivers rise especially across north carolina. i want to show you the florence storm stats for you. and some of the highest sustained winds in fort macon and wilmington, north carolina, saw winds up to 105 miles per hour when florence made landfall. elizabethtown got 35.93 inches there. it's been devastating. we have been watching it for
quite some time. it continues to do damage especially across north carolina where they are still dealing with river flooding there. florence is moving out into the atlantic. back here at home, this is a view from "salesforce tower." warmer daytime highs. 40s and 50s in the area right now. just a few areas of patchy fog over parts of the coast this morning. again warming up to near normal highs today and above average temperatures and then that there continue over the next few days. with the ridge of high pressure ridge in place, dry gusty winds means a high fire danger for the napa hills there. a fire weather watch from wednesday from this evening to
thursday afternoon to the hilltops and mountain ranges and gusts to 35 miles per hour. we are looking at low relative humidity values less and that means an extreme fire danger. high pressure builds in and that ridge is sticking around for a few days. 60s in san francisco, 80 for redwood city and 83 for vallejo. here's what you can expect in the seven-day forecast: staying on the warm side and as the workweek and into the weekend slowly cool a bit by early next week. let's check in with jaclyn for traffic. things are looking good for drivers heading into the south bay. we are taking a look at your ride on 101 heading northbound out of gilroy. speeds are in the green making
your way into morgan hill. no delays as you head up 101. so far everyone on their best driving behavior. 280 no problem at saratoga. the other bay area drive times 85, 87 and 237 all moving and grooving right at the limit there. you shouldn't have any trouble now along interstate 80. this is right at highway 4 through hercules. looks like caltrans wrapped up with all their overnight roadwork. we are in the green heading over to the maze. the maze, that's the only place we're seeing some of those delays right now backing up to the west grand overcrossing. this morning, the city of oakland is laying out new rules to help residents and electric scooters coexist but kpix 5's christin ayers tells us the road to regulation may have a few bumps ahead are. >> reporter: call it the wild west of scooter sharers. oakland just opened its doors to an unlimited number of scooter companies and not everyone is happy about it. they're small and speedy and not subject to many rules in
the city of oakland. >> there is no law. so we see people riding them on sidewalks, impeding pedestrians, it's a real concern. >> reporter: but oakland city council pushed through rebecca kaplan's ordinance regulating escooters against the objections of members who claim the scooters are dangerous. >> i'm learning that they are being used in robberies. >> why don't we do it the right way? why don't we send them cease and desist? >> reporter: the council member wanted a temporary moratorium on scooters but instead the city council rubber stamped it. [ pause ] >> we're having some technical difficulties with that story. we'll try to get back to that later in the broadcast. one bay area city is doing all it can to be deemed the most bicycle-friendly city. mill valley is taking steps to try to earn that title. in order to get it, it has to meet certain criteria. the city installed new
pavement, storm drains and more bike lanes. >> we just completed a year and a half project $18 million. >> $18 million? >> that's a lot of money. >> the league of american bicyclists is still doing a survey of the area and the results come out in a few months. time now4:51. the nominees are here. the stars leading the pack in this year's latin-american music awards.
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jose. 47 for santa rosa. so our highs today after below normal temperatures of the last few days we are looking at daytime highs near normal for this time of the year where we should be for this time. 82 in campbell. 70s and 80s. farther inland, we are looking at 87 in brentwood. 87 for a high for you in livermore and fairfield. across the north bay, 85 in santa rosa. 83 for novato. 84 in sonoma and napa. 87 in ukiah. jaclyn, how's it looking out there? right now looking good for mass transit. 35 trains for bart. but heads up, bart plans to close the tracks again this weekend between the 19th street and west oakland stations for track repair. that's this weekend. there will be no train service between the 19th street and west oakland stations as well
as west oakland and lake merritt stations. so ac transit is providing some free bus shuttles. this will add about 15 to 20 minutes on to your trip. so plan accordingly. the nominees for the latin- american music awards are announced and marvel studios dropped the trailer for its first female superhero blockbuster. here's your "eye on entertainment." >> reporter: comedienne jack black was honored tuesday with a star on the hollywood walk of fame. his son, wife and father were on hand for the ceremony. >> lewis, i'm your uncle jonathan. >> are you wearing a robe? >> it's a kimono. >> reporter: his latest film, the house with a clock in its walls, opens friday. ♪[ music ] >> reportezu paminees ithislatin-american mu the puerto rican superstar, the most viewed artist
globally on youtube, has nine nominations including artist and song of the year. cardi b is among the performers set to appear on the show which will broadcast live from hollywood on october 25th. >> i know a renegade soldier when i see one. never occurred to me that one might come from above. >> reporter: marvel studios has released the first trailer for their next comic book- based epic, captain marvel. brie larson stars as carol danvers an air force pilot who becomes one of the most powerful heroes in the universe. the 1990s adventure is their first female-led film. jude law co-stars and samuel l. jackson returns as nick fury. captain marvel blasts into theaters next march. that's your "eye on entertainment." chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles. julie chen is stepping down from her role as host on the daytime show the talk. >> right now, i need to spend
more time at home with my husband and our young son. so i have decided to leave the talk. >> chen announced her departure in an emotional pretaped message. she hasn't been on the show since her husband, former cbs head leslie moonves, resigned amid claims of sexual harassment and misconduct. moonves denies the allegations from women. chen supports her husband and signed off with her married name at the end of "big brother" last week. she is expected to continue her role as host of that reality series. the bay area professor accusing brett kavanaugh of sexual assault is demanding the fbi get involved. coming up, what her lawyer says has to happen before she testifies in front of the senate judiciary committee. >> plus an everyday need now deemed safe nearly one year after the deadly wine country wildfires. now available with steak or chicken, covered in our teriyaki sauce, plus steamed veggies and your choice of white or brown rice. i've got the bowls to serve something different!
supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh of sexual assault says: she's re now at 5:00, will she testify? the bay area woman accusing supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh of sexual assault says she is ready to talk under one condition. >> the death toll in the carolinas climbs and thousands remain in shelters this morning. why authorities fear that the worst is yet to come. >> and tesla shares plunge as the feds launch a criminal probe into the company. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, september 19th. i'm going to get some water pretty soon. i'm michelle griego. >> where's the water? >> i know. i need some tea or something. >> there's some water. >> i'm kenny choi. we'll get that water to you in just a bit. we have a little bit of traffic in oakland looking good at this hour. semi clear conditions to start this morning, mary j. >> we'll fix that. ro i think it's a frog in the