tv KTVU Morning News Early Edition FOX January 7, 2015 5:00am-6:01am PST
good morning. we have breaking news from central paris. multiple people killed after gunmen storm the headquarters of the magazine. it is being called a terror attack. >>reporter: we're live in the south bay along a highway with one of the slowest commutes in the bay area. we'll tell you what one san jose city councilman is pushing for that may ease congestion, but at a price. a marijuana bust in an upscale neighborhood in san ramone. the other troubling discovery made in that home that prompted an even bigger police response.
>>reporter: we're live in san francisco on the eve of the vote for this city to host the 2024 summer olympic games. we'll tell you why some are for it and some are against it and we'll also tell you which city is consider the favorite. good morning. thank you for joining us, wednesday, january 7th. i'm pam cook. >> glad to join you. good morning, i'm dave clark. let's talk about your weather and traffic. steve, not too bad? >> what's that? >> not too bad. >> no, it's nice for january. >> very nice for january, especially. >> in fact santa cruz yesterday officially 78 degrees. it'll be close again today. so it may be -- you got that little flu or something, you want to head over to the coast, a good day to coast. half moon bay, pacifica, marin coast, up to bodega bay, it looks nice. you can see why, clouds come in, they run into a wall of
high pressure and it says i don't think so. clear skies, breezy for some, not for all, it'll be sunny, you, me, pam, mild to warm, although it's cold right now for some, not for everybody, though. 30s, 40s to 50. 50 in the city, 48 half moon bay, sfo, redwood city, though, 39. nevada also at 39. here's the big difference, the key, you get up around 1,700 feet, it's 60 to 65 degrees. there's mid-60s in the santa cruz mountains, though if you get to the surface, you find 30 to near 40 degrees. overall look for sunshine today. this is not in town, but above in the santa cruz mountains 66 degrees, yet 37 gilroy. so if you commute from there and go down you'll go from a warm layer to a cold layer. still a decent breeze for a few locations in san francisco, but it's not going to be anything but sunshine and warm temps for most today. windy for some, not for everybody, near 70 southward, overall 60s to a few low 70s. the man, sal with an update on your traffic. >>reporter: absolutely, thank you very much, steve.
for the most part we are doing very well with the morning commute. we don't have any major visibility problems. however, we do have one problem i want to mention. this is breaking news, a deadly crash shuttling down skyline boulevard near daley city and pacifica border. it's at king drive at skyline, and this is a pretty dangerous area, just knowing it very well. over the years, unfortunately, there have been deadly accidents on this stretch before. and the alternate route now since skyline boulevard at king, that intersection is closed, you get off and use callen boulevard down to westboro and you can get around that way or you can stay on 280 if you're a little bit farther east along this area of the peninsula. but remember, skyline is closed at king drive. just use callen down to westboro in both directions for the time being until we are -- until i give you the sign that it's all clear. if you live in the area, you probably know your way around, so you don't need me to tell
you that. let's go out and take a look at what we have at the bay bridge toll plaza westbound. the traffic is moving along very nicely. again, we're off to a pretty decent start here. and if you are driving in san jose northbound 280 traffic looks good getting up to highway 17. it's 5:03. let's go back to the desk. >> thank you. breaking news, a terror attack in france. witnesses say two masked men with automatic weapons stormed the paris headquarters of a sa teerical magazine called charlie ebdo. 12 people are dead according to a french prosecutor. several others, including three police officers are hurt. the president of france is calling this a terror attack. he has raised the alert level in france to the highest level possible. the french news outlet says the white house has condemned the shooting in "the strongest possible terms." the office of the sa teer cal magazine was attacked and firebombed in 2011 after it
published cartoons with the prophet mom. earlier today it tweet out a cartoon about the leader of isis, the islamist group. tktvu's brian flores is following this story. he'll have an update at 5:30. there's growing support in some circles for charging a toll on the freeway. why one lawmaker wants that extra fee. janeen. >>reporter: we're here on las gattos boulevard near the entrance of highway 85 and so many people from las gattos and san jose hop on to i-85 to go north and commute to work. and it gets very slow here, even with a carpool lane. the valley transit authority is considering adding toll lanes on highway 85 with the idea that it would speed up the commute around san jose. the project originally proposed adding a second high occupancy express lane on i-85 between highway 87 and 280.
but as the project stands now, only the existing h.o.v. lane would convert to an express toll lane. city councilman johnny commons says he wants to see two of the four lanes to be toll and h.o.v. lanes. >> we're building 3,000 new units off of cattle road. we are building 2,200 units right on 85 and 87. the apple camp should be open in 2016 bringing in thousands of new jobs. >>reporter: comments says converting only one lane of highway 85 to a toll wouldn't provide as much congestion relief. he's urging the tva to support a fourth lane in the project. highway 2 very far and interstate 280 already have toll lanes. plans are also being consider for highway 101. as the morning goes on, we plan on catching up with drivers to see what they think about turning a carpool lane into a toll lane as well. back to you. >> thank you, janeen. time now -- >> time is 5:06.
bart police in the meantime investigating a shooting last night at the san leandro bart station. police say a man in his 20s was shot in the west parking lot on hisperrian boulevard at the bayfair bart station. it was just after 10:00 last night. there are reports of up to three shots being fired. the victim was hit in the chest. he was rushed to the hospital. we're told he's in stable condition. now police haven't given us any information on a suspect in that shooting. the golden gate bridge district says drivers will see several changes after that new moveable median barrier is install this weekend. now, as we've been telling you, the installation means the golden gate bridge will be closed starting just before midnight friday night. yellow zipper trucks will be used to move the concrete and steel barriers. drivers heading south from marin once its installed will see that the lanes will now merge from right to left. currently the lanes merge from left to right. now, of course this long weighted barrier is designed to prevent head-on collisions.
we spoke with one driver who experienced such a crash. brian geritston was driving northbound from the airport to his house in salsilito in 2008 when a driver on the bridge crossed over that center line. we showed him footage of the aftermath taken from news chopper 2 which he'd never seen before. >> everyday i seen distracted drivers on that bridge in that center lane and i cringe for what will ultimately happen again. i'm a huge advocate of this barrier going up. >> now, the bridge is scheduled to reopen on monday morning at 4:00 a.m. unless work crews finish ahead of schedule. time now 5:08. new video this morning from indonesia to show you. search teams have now spotted the tail section of the doomed air asia flight 8501. these photos you're looking at right now released by the indonesiaian government show the wreckage at the bottom of the java ashed more than a week ago
with 162 people on board because the plane's black boxes and flight roarers are in the tail section. search teams also recovered another body. so now 40 bodies have been found so far from the plane crash. firefighters in vallejo discovered a large amount of marijuana while respond to go a fire at an old auto shop on broadway. flames were still pouring out of the building when crews arrived on the scene last night. firefighters had to use saws to cut through the door. once they got in, they found dozens of marijuana plants inside. no word on how the fire started, but investigators are looking into who owns the building. police busted another marijuana grow in an upscale neighborhood of san ramone. in this case a hazardous materials team had to be call out çecause police were concerned that at ?;that butane canisters used to process the pot might explode. police made the discovery inside a home on henry lane yesterday. now, they arrested a 31-year- old man who live there with his parents. he is suspected of operating a
drug lab in an in-law unit in the garage. >> devices were fairly sophisticated. there were quite a few, so i would consider this a rather sophisticated operation that they had going. >> the hazardous materials team briefly blocked off the neighborhood. they safely remove the butane tanks. police -- removed the kobutane tanks. police found grow lights and other equipment inside the garage. the man is being held at the martinez jail without bail because of a probation violation. time now 5:10. we're down to the final hours now before the u.s. olympic committee decides where the 2024 summer olympic games ñrmay be held. san francisco is one of four u.s. cities bidding for those summer games. ktvu's tara moreiarty is live in the city. tara, there's mixed support for the summer olympic games. good morning. >>reporter: good morning. that's right. the u.s. olympic committee will be meeting in a room inside the denver airport tomorrow. they're going to make their decision and then the next morning they're going to fly to
the winning city to make their announcement. many san franciscons, of course hope it'll be there city, some not so sure. this will be the fourth that san francisco organizers have tried to secure this city for the games. it's up against los angeles, considered the forerunner since it has host the games twice before, as well as boston and washington d.c. critics are hoping to derail the bid. they're saying the cost of hosting the megasports extravaganza is simply not worth it. others say the bay area is perfect. in 2006, then mayor gavin nuwsom spoke. candlestick would be used as a venue. imagine beach volleyball at city hall or ocean beach, perhaps. proponents of having the application here say the games would fasttrack public projects that would benefit bay area residents for years to come, including bart to san jose and the electricification of the clans clans line. again, opponents say recent application have been plagued by cost overruns and if you think the bay area is expensive
now, just wait. now, if san francisco wins this bid, they will face off against berlin, paris and rome. live from san francisco, i'm taramoriarty, back to you >> very interesting, tara. we'll talk to you later this morning. >> quite a list of interesting cities. >> yes, it is. coming up a new type of storage war, how the damage caused by the earthquake in napa has caused a very tense situation of the storage facility. coming up in 20 minutes we're going to tell you why some people are beginning to think they may never see their belongings again. next ktvu looks into a bay area woman's complaints of her questions about california's healthcare exchange led to phone calls that just will not stop. >>reporter: good morning. right now we are looking at a commute where traffic is actually not bad on highway 4 coming up to the willow pass grade. we will tell you a little more about the east bay and the south bay commute. and high pressure simply won't stop for us right now. it will maybe a in a couple weeks, but today it's going to
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. 5:15. a bay area woman is warning about privacy problems she's had since making inquiries with the covered california health exchange. 26-year-old danielle ghettos says the problem began when she started the sign upprocess. she included her phone number with the online information but never gave permission for that number to be share with anyone.
she later decided she wasn't interested in the health exchange but says she received dozens of calls from insurance companies around the company. a company in ohio told her how it got her number. >> i asked them if they could take me off their list and they said they can take me off of their list, but covered california had already sold my phone number to a bunch of different insurance companies. >> now a spokesman for the insurance exchange says it did share some data from thousands of consumers who never finished signing up, but cover california insists it does not violate privacy laws. time is 5:16. senate democratic leader harry reid is using twitter to talk about the freak accident that kept him from being at the opening of the new congress. >> i didn't go bull riding, i wasn't riding a motorcycle, i was exercising in my new home, and the doctors have told me i better take it easy.
>> wow! the senate minority leader who was once a boxer also joked, no, he did not get the black eye in the ring. actually, an exercise band he was using during a workout broke, it knocked him across the room last week. reid broke several bones in his face and three ribs. the senator says he's actually feeling a little homesick for washington d.c. time is 5:17. former florida governor jeb bush has taken another step, indicating he intends to run for president in 2016. bush set up a political action committee called the right to rise. that allows him to raise and spend money for political activities. bush announced his new pac in both english and spanish videos on facebook and twitter. the first fundraiser for his new pac is scheduled for tonight in connecticut. people across the midwest are waking up to dangerously cold winter temperatures. this morning temperatures dropped into the single digits in chicago, a wind chill advisory has been issued for much of the northeast through
tomorrow. and there's a warning that the dangerously cold air along with strong winds could result in frostbite. it's also too cold to go to school. the extremely cold weather has prompted officials to cancel classes in more than 125 chicago-area school districts. they say it is the best interest to students because of health and safety concerns. >> that is for sure. time is 5:18. let's go to sal. more on the breaking news in pacifica. this is a deadly crash. >>reporter: that's right. it's on skyline boulevard at king drive, an area that has been notorious for serious accidents over the years, and right there at that intersection a little section of skyline boulevard is closed. and if you're a local, you know you can just get on callen and go down -- either up to hickey or down to westboro are the main streets in the area. but if you're a local, you already know that. just know that there will be delays in this area because of this deadly crash. let's move along and take a look at the commute on 880 north and southbound.
it is moderately heavy. we don't have a lot going on on the major freeways. as you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, there's not a big delay. usually the metering days have been going on -- metering lights have been going on at 5:45 and we don't expect a big crowd until then. 5:18. steve, when i stepped outside this morning, it was a little cold. >> it is for us, that is correct. >>reporter: right. >> 30s for many outside, although the lows have been coming up since about a week ago. and if you're in the higher elevations, i just heard from michael, it's 60 degrees and there's some areas that are about 65. so there's a big spread here. that's the very warm air aloft which is capping everything, called an inversion. it's still sunny though and above the caldecot a due east wind at 29 miles per hour. it is a little isolated. but wednesday sunny and warm, continued nice on thursday, probably not as warm, we'll cool it off a little bit. friday into the weekend, some clouds, cooler, a mixture of sun, clouds, cooler. no rain in this current pattern, but there are some hints after about the 15th. there's the signature high
pressure. this system comes in, runs into that wall of high pressure and can't go anywhere except north. clear skies, breezy for some. there's a little bit of patchy fog around sonoma county airport. sunny for all, mild to warm. 30s, 40s and 50s half moon bay, now 50 san francisco is in there, upper 40s for sfo. san jose, though, 38. livermore in the 30s, walnut creek, napa, concord, fairfield, there's plenty to go around. oakland airport 42. 40s for many including antioch and brentwood. 41 lafayette and black hawk also says 41. 37 woodside, menlo park and palo alto, your morning trifecta. yet you get up around la honda and las altos hills, 30s. a breeze again for a few, not for everybody. some locations are calm, others, yesterday around richmond had a pretty blustery morning. looks like that's continuing here today. high pressure, though, everything stays south or west. a few high clouds might sneak in here. all the energy is in the middle of the country.
i mean, you take your pick. 25 oklahoma city, 0 in chicago, 9 below in minneapolis, 22 in new york, washington d.c., 22, 27. look at these systems, these fast little clipper systems carving themselves out for almost the entire country until this breaks down, our weather is rather stag nanlt. it's like high pressure is park right here and needs a pattern change. 26 up in ta who. 57 monterey, so very mild there. high pressure says nothing is coming in here for a while. it will break down a little bit this weekend, patchy fog. but it'll be warm today after some cool to cold lows. but it looks like we've peaked out on the warming trend today. tomorrow will still be good, just not as warm. clouds, cooler by the weekend. look at these as many as come in, spreading some clouds thursday into friday, but then it just falls apart and there's nothing here, no energy that's going to give us any rain, just partly cloudy skies and, again, temperatures back in the 50s and 60s as we head to the weekend. sunny and warm, windy for a few, not for everybody here. near 70 for a couple locations. this is going to benefit some, they get that offshore breeze, especially along the coast,
points south. but low 60s, mid-60s east bay, north bay, around the bay, but then 60s to 70s. 77 in santa cruz, 70 oregon hill to gilroy and upper 60s, 70, though, redwood city and san carlos. still nice, clouds into the weekend. >> we can't really complain. if you live around the country. >> not too loudly. >> no, not when you look at everybody else, definitely. >> all right, steve. 5:22 is the time right now. is your relationship a little shaky after the holidays because of money issues or stress? don't rock the boat too much. coming up in 22 minutes the reason to wait at least 24 days before making any rash decisions regarding your marriage. plus surprising new research about deaths blamed on alcohol in the u.s. after the break the drinkers who are most at risk and why it's not who you think it is.
rm welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. 5:25. alcohol kills six americans each day, more than 2,000 each year. according to a new report from the centers for disease control, binge drinking accounts for most of the leathal vendors. it might surprise you to know a vast majority of those cases don't involve college-aged adults, a group commonly linked to binge drinking. it's middle-aged adults that are most at risk, meaning those between the age of 35 and 64. >> when you don't have tolerance, when you're not drinking everyday, you're not realizing how much you can drink. >> you can drink quite a bit
before you actually feel drunk so to speak, and by that point it's too late. >> experts say a binge is define as five drinks for a man, four for a woman within a two-hour period. binge drinking can affect the heart rate and body temperature as well as cause severe dehydration and even alcohol poisoning. a legal battle over the popular beats by dr. dray headphones is under way here in the bay area. the audio cable company monster has filed suit in san mateo county court. they are suing jimmy iovene and rapper young who also goes by the name dr. dray. monster claims stole the audio engineering it designed for beats headphones. beats was sold to apple last year for more than $3 billion. time now 5:26. "american idol," it's back, season 14 kicks off tonight right here on ktvu channel 2.
>> "american idol" producers released this video lat month on youtube. these are some of the top contestants and coming back as judges, jennifer lopez, keith urban and harry conic, jr. andy jackson, a mentor last season won't be back. scottorchetta replaces randy. you can watch "american idol" tonight at 8:00 right here on ktvu channel 2. time is 5:27. a frantic 911 call for help, it was cut off before dispatchers were able to get the location. coming up next how a dispatcher in training used social media to find an injured hiker. and masked gunmen storm the paris offices of a french magazine. the french president calls it a terrorist attack. we've been following this breaking story all morning long. we'll update you on the search for the gunmen and response from world leaders. >>reporter: right now we're looking at a commute that is mostly doing well, as you look at the bay bridge. you won't have any problem
there, several people were killed this morning. gunmen stormed the headquarters of a satirical magazine. this is being called a terror attack. now, ktvu's brian flores following the cameras just like you with all the activity out there. brian will have all the latest information, including the continuing search for the gunmen. stay tuned. it's wednesday morning, january 7th. i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. time now 5:31. let's check in with steve. seems like it's going to be pretty warm in most parts today. >> i would agree, very warm. >> it feels nice outside already. >> it does in the afternoon. santa cruz, capatola, santa clarita valley, parts of the peninsula near 70 today, even mid-70s. not yet, of course, thank you, steve. but 30s, 40s to 50s and 60s on the lows. you get up about 1,500, 2,00 feet, man, it's warm. low 60s some, mid-60s in the santa cruz mountains, and you can see why. up and over, high pressure says, no, no, i'm not moving
for at least another five or six days or so. 30s, 40s, 50s, 48 sfo, half moon bay it's 50. 38 slj, a lot of 30s. it's still cold for us, but, again, this is above 1,600, 1,700 petaluma36. the breeze is isolated, right above the caldecut i saw 29 miles per hour due east. here we go, scotts valley, 67. again, this is not in los gatos, but up in the hills, 30s, 40s, 50s everywhere around. an offshore breeze continues for some locations in san francisco and that's all going to translate into sunshine an warm temps by the coast. so sunny and warm. you remember them. two very, very nice people. windy for some, near 70s to the south and 60s in between. we'll talk about when this pattern will change in about 10 minutes or so. sal. >>reporter: i know them. >> you know them, sunny and warm? >>reporter: yeah.
>> it's the old morning team on wblx. >>reporter: good morning, everybody. now, one of the things that i want to mention is for the most part we are doing well. if you're just about to leave the house, i just checked public transit for you and things are doing okay and also the roads are doing well. there is one problem and unfortunately it's a deadly crash in pacifica on king drive near skyline boulevard. actually, skyline is shut down near the daly city-pacifica border. the way to avoid is to use 280 or use local streets like callen boulevard to bypass skyline in the area. and we do have a crew at the scene gathering more details. let's go to toll plaza, the bay bridge toll plaza and there's a little bit of a backup here. it's not major, but you can see there's a little bit of a backup coming up to the bay bridge toll plaza. if you're driving on interstate 880 northbound an southbound, the traffic here is looking good in both directions. so, again, other than that crash that we mentioned, that one major crash, most of the
bay area roads are still doing very well. it's 5:33. let's go back to the desk. we continue to follow the developing news from france this morning of what's being called a terrorist attack at a magazine. several people have been killed. ktvu's brian flores is in our newsroom with the very latest developments. brian. >>reporter: hi, pam, good morning. we are hearing that 12 people are dead, several others, including three police officers are hurt and the gunmen remain on the loose. it happened in a public area and many people caught the frightening moments on their smart phones. take a look. scary moments there. this is new video just into our newsroom moments ago. you can certainly hear the gunfire and catch a glimpse of the gunman actually running from the scene. witnesses say two masked men with automatic weapons and possibly a rocket-propelled grenade launch stormed the paris headquarters of a satirical magazine called charlie hebdo. the president of france has called it a terror attack and
has recently raise the country's alert level to the highest possible level. french president frangois hollande is calling for an emergency cabinet meeting also this morning. french news outlets say the white house has also condemn the shooting in "the strongest possible terms" and british prime minister david cameron says the murders in paris are sickening, we stand with the french people in the fight against terror and defending the freedom of the press. now, the of the satirical magazine was attacked and firebombed in 2011 after it published cartoons of the prophet mohammed and earlier today it had tweeted out a cartoon. this is video coming into our newsroom. we want to go now to a live picture from paris this morning. still a very active scene there, several police officers remain. also buildings around the paris area are locked down as well. we are keeping an eye on the situation there this morning. it remains unclear who was behind the attack. so far no person or group is claiming responsibility, but
according to eyewitness accounts, the gunmen knew where they were going. some say they were calling the names, actually, of the people who work there. so, again, we'll continue to follow the story throughout the morning. back to you. >> yeah, certainly this is going to be an involving story throughout the morning. thank you, brian. 5:35 is the time now. we are learning more information about the man shot and killed by san francisco police officers at police officers. at a public meeting last night, police chief greg suhr says it appears that 32-year-old matthew hoffman wanted officers to shoot him and he had been planning the deadly confrontation for months. on sunday night hoffman confronted two officers in the mission station parking lot and refused to leave. chief suhr says he showed the officers what looked to be a handgun, pulled it out and pointed it at them. the officers fired their weapons, hitting hoffman three times. at last night's meeting chief suhr showed a picture of hoffman's weapon which turned out to be a pellet gun. >> they're second guessing themselves right now, i'm sure.
did they miss an opportunity? should they have seen something they didn't see, but at the same time they navigated a life- and-death situation that after they find out -- then after they find out it's not a real gun. >> a search of hoffman's cell phone revealed three suicide notes, including one to the officers who shot him, saying they did nothing wrong. on the same day of the shooting hoffman approached officers on two separate occasions asking about their weapons and ammunition. and back in february he sent text messages to an officer in connecticut asking what police would do if a person pointed a fake gun at them. police say hoffman recently move to the bay area from connecticut and was upset with how his life was going, including a new year's day breakup with his girlfriend. your time is now 5:37. there's a controversy over a storage facility in napa that was badly damaged by the earthquake back in august. ttvu's alex satisfy ij is out there right now with more information for the tenants to buy back their own belongings from the company. good morning. >>reporter: dave, good morning
to you. people's personal belongings are in essence trapped inside this napa storage facility. it was damaged and red tagged following the earthquake here back in august. no one has been inside there since, and now some of the people who rent spaces here, while they're being asked to help foot the bill to recover their own belongings. and it will be an expensive process. according to the napa valley register, the owners of napa self storage say it'll cost about $200,000 to safely shore up the building and remove what's inside. each tenant is being asked to pay the equivalent of a year's rent, as much as $2,200. and the owners say if not enough tenants decide to contribute, at least 70% of them, then this building here on walnut street will be demolished with all of the contents still inside. as you can imagine, a number of people who rent units here are frustrated and angry over this plan. many call it extortion. one tenant told the napa valley register "it's not our
responsibility to make her building safe. we should not have to buy our own things out of there." now, on top of that, there's also no guarantee that people's possessions would even be salvageable once they are pull from the building. city leaders are now stepping in to try and resolve this dispute. they do have the final say on demolition and next week city representatives will sit down with the owners of napa valley storage and also the tenants here, dave, to try and work out a plan that will get people their stuff back. >> alex savage, thank you from napa. time now 5:39. well, san jose's new mayor sam lacarto is very excited about his new job. >> upon which i'm about to enter. [ applause ] >> last night the 44-year-old san jose native concluded his swearing-in ceremony, gave that high five to the judge whod administer the oath of office. 2,000 people were at the inauguration at the center for the performing arts. mayor lacardio received some of
the loudest applause when he talked about the need to fill in the police staffing shortages. >> and make no mistake, we will compensate our police officers well and fairly for the critically important work and we will rebuild america's finest police department. [ applause ] >> now, though the police union is still at odds with mayor liccardo over pension reforms, he says rebuilding a police force is a top priority and he plans to meet with san jose's police chief to talk about this in the coming days. [ chanting ] >> homeless advocates were protesting outside mayor liccardo's inauguration ceremony, they held signs criticizing the city of san jose for expelling the homeless from an encampment last month. the encampment known as the jungle. the protesters are demanding more help with housing and a legal area for the homeless people to camp. happening today, the first public meeting about the sale
of four bay area catholic hospitals will be held in san jose. now, o'connor hospital in san jose, st. louise regional hospital in gilroy, seton medical center in daly city and seaton in moss beach are the four hospitals being sold along with two more in los angeles county. last october the daughters of charity health system approved the sale of the hospitals to prime healthcare. some workers worry that the for- profit company won't continue the hospital's tradition of serving the poor. coming up at 8:00 this morning, we're going to hear from some nurses from daughters of charity hospital. they're going to rally to ask for time to find another buyer, but other nurses say prime was the only interested buyer in the hospitals which are struggling to stay open. attorney general camala harris must approve the sale. her decision is expected by next month. time now 5:41. we're hear frg a woman who's getting a lot of praise for thinking outside the box and very likely saving the life of an injured hiker.
ryan pritchard was hiking with his sons when he fell 150 feet. his 11-year-old son called 911, but the phone cut off before he was able to say where they were. the only clue the dispatchers had was that the call connected with a cell phone tower near vacaville. that's when the dispatcher trainee breeanna martinez conducted an internet search on the hiker's name and she came across a linkedin account. then using the photo there, she made a match on facebook. >> it's either search myself since they were busy. i scrolled down and the very first post was a picture of his two sons, then behind them was the lake, and it just said hiking the blue ridge trail today. >> boy, and using that information, rescuers were able to find and then airlift pritchard out of the canyon just before the sun set. he had several fracture bones, an injury to his head, also broke his jaw in that fall, but he was rescued.
good thinking. >> incredible story. good thinking is right. 5:42 is the time right now. sophisticated marijuana grow in an upscale east bay neighborhood. coming up at 6:00 the discovery that brought the hazardous materials team to a san ramone home. plus xdthey're called a glimpse into the future. we are taking a look at some of the hottest gadgets just about to hit the market, including a basketball with a sensor. >>reporter: good morning. we are still looking at a commute that's mostly decent, although things are getting a little bit better southbound 680 traffic as you drive on the sanol gray looks good. we'll tell you more about this commute straight ahead. skies are clear except for maybe a patch or two of some fog, but it's all going to equal a sunny and warm day today. but how warm? it could be really warm down towards santa cruz again. we'll show you why.
welcome back if the ktvu channel 2 morning news. 5:45. governor brown says he's confident california's high speed rail system will be built. >> high speed rail links us from the past to the future, from the south to fresno and north. this is truly a california project bringing us together today. >> the governor attended a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony yesterday in fresno at the site of a planned bullet train station. 30 years after the high speed rail system was first proposed linking san francisco with los angeles, construction is slowly getting under way. some people protest at the groundbreaking, though, saying that the $68 billion project is way too expensive. time is 5:46. about 3,500 companies, they are showing off, showing off their newest gadgets at this year's consumer electronics show in las vegas. take a look at this basketball. it has a sensor right there and an app that tells you when you should dribble faster. there's a body patch that monitors a baby's temperature.
it sends that information to an app. and then there are new ultra high definition tvs, super thin, they're kerved inwawrn z wawr. you get more of a movie experience. the big consumer electronics show opened yesterday with about 35 football fields of exhibit space. apple's new campus beginning to take shape now. take a look at the view. this was taken from a drone and posted on youtube, pam. >> that's incredible. >> the apple campus 2 in cupertino, they call it the spaceship. about 13,000 employees are going to work there when it opens. apple says it'll be the most advanced and environmentally- friendly building in the whole world. >> well, it seems that the start of a new year is a busy time for divorce lawyers. in fact, some call the first monday of the year divorce monday. divorce attorneys say people want to enjoy the holidays before they break up their marriages, possibly their families, so many couples agree to stay together until the new year. by the way, online dating services also see a big surge
after the new year >> that is wild. >> yeah. time 5:47. let's get you to where you need to go this morning. >>reporter: i'm smiling. you don't z i don't have to worry about that anymore. >> thank you, sal. i'll grin with you. >>reporter: i'm easy over here. wait a minute, that didn't come out right. never mind. >> i knew what you meant. >>reporter: let's go out to the traffic because i'm getting myself into trouble. there is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza and those metering lights have been turned on. the traffic is moving along very nicely getting into san francisco and north and southbound 880, as we look at that, traffic here is looking good. sometimes i surprise myself that i actually do talk for a living because i'm not so smooth sometimes, as you know. let's take a look at the south bay. northbound 101 already some slow traffic as you approach the 880 interchange. the traffic here is moderately heavy. also heard a disturbing report of highway violence on northbound 17. chp is going out to find
someone who apparently has been rear ending someone else repeatedly on 17 heading northbound down the hill. up and down the hill there really dangerous area, so a lot of chp and it's on the way to that call. we'll keep you posted if anything does come of this. let's go to steve in the weather center. and, steve -- >> sal. >>reporter: it's going to be a nice day from what i hear >> very nice. and, sal, you are smooth on television, you are, my friend. >>reporter: thank you. >> you are. people have no idea how hard it is and you are smooth. we have clear skies, it's going to be a sunny, warm day, especially by the coast. maybe you might get that wednesday flu bug and head over to santa cruz and cap dl aptolo. they'll be in the mid- to upper 70s today and much of the coast looks great today. in fact, 60s, upper 60s to near 70s. high pressure is large and in charge as we say. 30s, 40s, 50s. you get up in the higher elevations, you can find mid- to upper 60s. there's a 30-degree spread for some. brentwood, pittsburg, 40s. one observation, i think this is in the hills, not in town, but 40s and a lot of 30s in
danville, 35 alamo 34. here's the key, las altos hills in the 50s. palo alto and foster city all in the 30s. there's still a breeze for a few. not everyone is in on this. most locations stay calm, but isolated areas could get 15 to 29 miles per hour. water temps are now in the mid- 50s, rather consistent. they were in the 60s for the longest time. all this cloud cover coming in will fall apart. the key is how cold as. there are wind chill warnings and hard freeze advisories for mississippi tonight into tomorrow. pensacola, florida tomorrow will be 21 degrees, it is 0 in chicago. you can see why. look how this is just plunging south. until this pattern breaks down, we're stuck with what we have, which is nice, but we could use some rain. 57 monterey, 54 l.a., 51 in san diego, clear, sunny, nice, it'll be mild, it'll be warm. the pattern looks like cool or cold lows for some, very warm for others, up around 1,500,
2,000 feet. the warming trend will top out today and then we'll start to see clouds. cooler by the weekend. i mean, this system, again, has no chance. it'll just send in some clouds, give us more of a westerly breeze as we head into the weekend and that's about it. so temperatures today topping out -- and there's no sign of any rain yet. the extended outlook past 10 days there's hints of it, but that's too far away. sunny, warm, windy for a few, not for everybody. near 70 on these temps. 60s for many, low- to mid, but then you get towards santa cruz and morgan hill and gilroy and redwood city and it's sunny side up and nice to warm. cooler by the weekend. >> not to take the focus off us. mississippi? mobile will be 18 tonight. >> unbelievable. >> yeah, it's dangerously cold in a lot of those places with the wind chill. >> most of the country. >> yeah. >> steve, thank you. time is 5:51. a skydiving excursion goes terribly wrong. coming up in 20 minutes, with more than a dozen people had to do moments before the plane they were in crashed into that lake. and the arson investigation of the famous mrs. doubtfire house in san francisco
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smpleghtsz good morning. news time 5:54. san francisco police searching for a woman that they believe set fire to the house where mrs. doubtfire was filmed. the famous home at broadway and steiner is now owned to dr. douglas altsterhaute, specializing in transgendered surgery. he said he had a physical confrontation with a woman, a patient in her 40s. he later smelled gasoline and said his door mat and garage door were on fire. police say they have the name of the suspect. they're checking the neighborhood now for surveillance video. they expect to make an arrest soon. police in los angeles have recovered a heisman trophy stolen from the university of
southern california more than 20 years ago. that troify is the -- trophy is the duplicate given to u.s.c. when o.j. simpson won the award in 1968. someone broke into u.s.c.'s athletic department, they stole the heisman and an o.j. simpson jersey on display in 1994. that's when o.j. was waiting to go on trial for the murder of his ex-wife, nicole brown simpson and her friend, ron goldman. the university's other heisman trophies, they were not touched. police aren't saying where or how they found that trophy. there is a new report thorntion that shows employers were in a hiring mood during december. payroll processing company adp says private employers added 241,000 new jobs last month. it also revised upward its jobs report for november. economists used the adp report to get a feeling for what the government's monthly jobs report will show. that report will be released on friday. it includes government jobs along with the private sector. intel setting an
aggressive goal to dramatically increase the diversity of its tech workers by 2020. intel ceo is promising the chip maker will invest $300 million in educating, hiring and retaining women and underrepresented moirpts in its tech work force. he indicates he wants the tech work force to mirror the diversity in the next five years. he says intel leaders will be rewarded for making steps toward that goal. time is 5:56. we are still following the latest developments from a deadly attack in paris. masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical magazine. at least 12 people have been killed. the president of france is calling it a terrorist attack. plus people's belongings stuck inside a red tag storage complex in napa. the reason many are angry over what the owner is demanding in order to remove their items from the building. >>reporter: good morning. we are looking at a commute that is getting busier now. we can see san francisco northbound 101 traffic looks
good approaching the 80 split. we'll tell you a little bit more about the east bay when we come back. most of the country it's cold, i mean really cold, all the way down to the gulf coast. but for us it'll be sunny and warm today. we'll show you how warm. bulldog: the red tags mean save up to 40% on clearance mattresses. get up to 48 months interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. pup: i found a red tag! [laughter] bulldog: mattress discounters' year end clearance sale ends soon!
good morning. masked gunmen in paris storm the offices of a satirical newspaper. at least 12 people are dead. we're following the latest developments and the terror threat level is at the highest level. and months months -- and months after the napa earthquake, people who put their stuff in a storage facility here find themselves in a very difficult spot. what they're being asked to do to get their belongings back. police find what they call a sophisticated drug operation. the discovery that brought a hazardous materials team out to a san ramone neighborhood. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. good morning. thank you for waking up with us, wednesday morning, january 7th. i'm pam cook. >> it's already the middle of the week, pam. >> yes, flying by. >> i know. good morning, i'm dave clark. let's talk with weather and traffic. and, steve, as people leave the
house, they have to dress in layers. >> unless you're up in the santa cruz mountains or higher elevations where it's about 68 degrees. >> already? >> already. >> oh, my goodness. >> 10 miles away it's like 38 degrees. >> that's crazy. >> i know. that's called an inversion. >> yep. >> there will not be a quiz, i promise. i changed my mind. put your books underneath your desk, pencils. some of the higher elevations -- how high up, 1,800, 2,00 feet, warm air aloft. that traps everything below. could be a little