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>> the movable barrier on the golden gate bridge isn't moving this morning. we will tell you how it could affect your commute. the republican congress returns back to work today. the first order of business, dismantling obamacare. why that may be easier said than done. mornings on 2 continues. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> the time is 7:00. as we take a look outside, a gorgeous downtown oakland, you can see there is rain falling. the lens is wet. there's a line in one of my christmas songs say mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again. school is starting again in oakland. many other children going back to school. many of you going back to work. thank you for joining us on mornings on 2. it is january 3rd. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. did you bring the cold weather and the rain. >> it was just existing. i slept to the sound of rain overnight. >> it is happening. steve has a lot to tell you about in your forecast.
>> there's a lot on your way. thank you, gasia and dave. it will pick up later on. so will the wind. north bay hills could be windy by this evening. not too bad right now. pretty good rain on the north coast. we had our band of rain go through. not completely done but there are signs of letting it up a little bit. over inch in the santa cruz mountains. san mateo, a third. oakland a quarter. danville almost a quarter. san francisco, .16. and san jose, a tenth of an inch so far. it looks to be around 2,000, 2500 feet or so. it's going up a little bit but not that much. really snow. not much in the way of snow. more in the pink and white like yesterday in mendocino county and lake county. a break in the north bay at least for now. parts of napa county eastward,
still rain. stretching back to oakland and san francisco. but there are no doubt about it areas that are starting to get breaks. santa cruz mountains dealing with rain. 40s to 50s on the temps. much warmer than yesterday, that's for sure. the breeze will pick up big time by this evening. as far as the winds, it is out of the south/southeast. low right there. funneling in a lot of moisture. this is the area to watch later on today. the enhancement is making a bee line to the north bay. everybody is in line later today and tonight and tomorrow. 40s for a few. 50s on the temps. all right. alex, what do you want to start with? >> steve, we're going to start at one of the busiest spots we have going right now. surprise, surprise that is the bay bridge toll plaza. take a live look here because you can tell that the roadways are wet out there. you can also tell that a lot of folks are making that trip right now trying to get into san francisco. and the backup extends well through the maze this morning.
also backed up on 80 coming through berkeley as well. now we will take you to the san mateo bridge. once you get past the toll plaza heading westbound to the peninsula, it will be slow for a bit. and then it eases up heading across the rest of the span. to the maps we go. and this was an earlier crash westbound 580 at grant line road that has been cleared out of the way. but you can see the damage is done. you will have a hefty backup there. folks trying to come up and over the ultimate pass into the livermore valley. now, another issue, people traveling on the golden gate bridge this morning. dealing with the rain. they're also dealing with another problem as well. ktvu's christien kafton live now at the bridge this morning to explain exactly what commuters are facing. good morning, christien kafton. >> reporter: good morning, alex. the big problem is that movable barricade that runs the length of the golden gate bridge. it is not moving this morning because of some damage. we're joined right now by
captain lisa from the bridge district. if we could first talk about the morning commute, the impact this could have on the morning commute. that's what most people are worried about. we're seeing traffic head southbound into the city. how is it looking so far. >> traffic is moving well so far. we expect today to be lighter than usual. we're in the post-holiday season. that's why we didn't bring in crews to fix it last night. we're going to address the issue when the sun comes up. >> reporter: there is damage to one of the sections of the movable barricade. we have seen the machine that moves it back and forth, almost like a zipper. one of the links has a damage to it. >> yes. there are certain pieces on the wall that are variable lengths. they contract and expand depending on the configuration of the wall. one of those pieces has damage to the casing. we don't know what caused the damage. we don't want to run the machine across that section until we understand what might
have caused the damage. >> so what does that mean for the morning commute? it will be locked into this three by three configuration for the morning commute and possibly the afternoon commute if you don't get it repaired. >> we will have it fixed by the afternoon commute. the simple solution is go out and repair the one pin. we have spare parts. that's not a big day. midday, afternoon commute, you might see a strange configuration with a couple closed lanes where the piece is. it should be a quick remedy. we have inspected the barrier machine because we're not sure if that is the cause of the damage. >> reporter: all right, captain. thank you for joining us. guys, you heard certainly through the morning commute they expect to have it back into a normal movable configuration for this afternoon's commute. at this point, no word on exactly what caused the problem. i was talking with the captain before we went on camera and she had explained to me it
seems to be a small problem with one of the welds. no immediate indication that it was impacted by a car. they will try to figure out what caused this damage. one final note, the captain also told me that the movable barricade system has been up and running since january of 2015. she says for two years it has been running essentially without any kind of major complications. so far, that is a pretty good track record for the movable barricade. >> that is a small consolation for those stuck in traffic. thank you, christien kafton. investigators say andrew nguyen was riding in a car with his family on the expressway when another car crossed into their lane and hit them head on. the other driver involved in the incident also died in the crash. president-elect donald trump announced his nominee for
the u.s. trade representative this morning. a press release from trump's transition team says robert lightheiser is the nominee. he served as trade representative. he says that he will, quote, fight for good trade deals that put the american worker first. well, as congress goes back to work today, republicans are eager to start dismantling president obama's policies. while democrats are talking about making life hard approximate for president-elect donald trump. doug luzader has more from capitol hill where both parties are bracing for what could be a rough year. >> reporter: well, you can judge how consequential this congress may become just based on the high profile visitors this week alone. president obama will be here to meet with democrats to try to salvage obamacare. vice president mike pence will also be here to meet with republicans. the gleaming dome of congress has been redone after a massive
construction and restoration project. inside, it's all about decon instructing president obama's agenda. especially for newly elected republicans it is a heavy time. >> it is time to get our game face on and get working here. >> reporter: for the gop the number one target is obamacare. that's were president obama will head to the hill tomorrow to try to save the health care law. for republicans the challenge may be a plan that saves some of the more popular aspects of the program. >> the hard part is the replace. republicans have had a lot of plans for a number of years now. this time they have to pick one. as a party unite behind it and pass it, that will take hard work. >> reporter: and democrats will amount aggressive plays as well, making it as difficult as possible for president-elect trump to win confirmations for
his cabinet picks. specifically targeting eight of them for long, drag-out battles that could continue for weeks beyond the inauguration, rising the ire of trump's team. >> >> each one of these people is unbelievably qualified to serve and bring real change to the various departments on the government. >> reporter: the other real fault line on capitol hill involves the office of congressional ethics. republicans have voted to largely dismantle it. democrats are howling. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >> our question of the day is about this story. with republicans controlling both congress and the white house, they should be able to do what they want. but democrats vow to put up a fight. >> we're asking you what would you like to see out of congress in the new year? tell us somethg specific you would like to see changed or how you would like to see your representatives conduct their business. let us know what you think by
posting a comment to our facebook page and tweet us using the hashtag #ktvu. the time is 7:10. a coalition of bay area environmental groups are traveling to washington, d.c. to take part in protests on inauguration day. hundreds of people showed up in oakland to launch a protest tour ahead of the inauguration. they're calling the tour hashtag earth to trump. they're asking people to put the message to the incoming president into a huge globe. they are worried about his environmental policies. >> in his first 100 days, he has promised to fast track fossil fuel projects like keystone xl. >> one of the biggest protests in washington, d.c. could be the women's march set for january 21st, one day after the inauguration. some 200,000 people are expected to take part. we posted a link to details on that and the protest at ktvu.com. for more information, go to our
web links section. >> thank you, gasia. a teenager in santa rosa was killed in a car crash. her friend was resting. >> it is a tight knit community. >> coming up, we will tell what you we're finding out about the driver's history. a toddler saves his twin brother after a dresser falls on top of them both. we will show you the video as it happens and the important message that their parents want to get out to all parents. hi. how are you? cloudy skies. rain moving over us. it has let up right now. but there's a lot more on the way.
the new year. pam cook back with this morning's money business. >> we are start withing a rally this morning. wanted to let you know the numbers. the dow is at .85%. 19930. again, we're on dow 20,000 watch. nasdaq up more than a full percentage point. 5446. the s&p also up this morning. to talk more about business news, mill rejoins us live from the fox business center with a look at the year ahead. good morning, hillary. >> good morning, pam. >> yeah. i just wanted to talk about the markets. they wrapped up a really goodyear. what are analysts saying about a look back at the year in review and the outlook for the year on wall start. certainly off to a good start this morning. >> right. so we are still very close within the 20,000 mark that we're all hoping to see in 2017. and you're right, stocks did open high today, starting off
on a great foot for 2017 for the first trading day. the dow up 127 points. let's look at this year and where we were started off last year. the nasdaq fell a whopping 8% last january. so much better start to 2017 than we started 2016. but we did end 2016 slightly down. the dow is down 57 points on friday, closing at 19753. nasdaq closing at 5383. the s&p also down ten points. but first trading day of 2017 off to a roaring start. and we will see. we're still keeping an eye out for the dow 20,000. >> yes, we are. there is talk about the future of 401(k) and whether they have helped or hurt americans. also management fees. could we see the end to the 401(k)? >> well, that we don't know. but what we do know is the guy
who came up with this idea of a 401(k), a former johnson and and johnson hr rep, he is looking how things have progressed and is having second thoughts. it is not doing what he wanted it to do for u.s. workers. here is why. the original idea was for the 401(k) to supplement your company pension. over the last 35 years, company pensions have gone away for the most part as big companies too i to cut costs. 35 years ago, about 38% of private sector workers had a pension. today, we're about 13% of u.s. workers have a private pension. now, other people that helped create this plan say it wasn't supposed to be used as a primary retirement tool because it does make workers too susceptible to the volatility of the stock market and they are getting hit with high fees from money managers on wall street. what happens in the future, we
have yet to see. we know the people who started the 401(k) is saying it is not doing what they thought it would do for u.s. workers. >> interesting. looking at stocks to invest in. people are buying music again, subscriptions to spotify and pandora are up. is this a good time to invest in music-related businesses. >> if numbers are a tell, this is a good time. here is how much streaming subscriptions have grown. it is up 62% from 2015. a lot of people are not downloading individual songs or whole albums. they're playing for the exclusive subscription services like spotify and apple music. and getting their music that way. in fact, they said users stream more songs in one day than they download in an entire year. so this is definitely the progression of the music
industry. and they also say that the revenue gained from these subscriptions is actually more important now than how much artists make from individual song downloads. >> very interesting to watch this transition. i know i'm seeing it in my house with my teenagers. hillary vaughn, thank you so much from the fox business center. also this week, looking ahead, we are going to get car sales for december and car sales for the whole year. on friday, the very important monthly jobs report, we will be looking for that. >> okay. thank you, pam. >> 7:18. we will help you get out the doors. people are on the roads. alex, i haven't seen traffic like this in two weeks. >> it has been light for some time. this morning, boom, the chp quite busy. a lot of the spin-out crashes likely as a result of the slick roads and folks going a tad too fast. let me show you one spot that is very busy this morning. you can see the backup there. westbound on highway 4. it is pretty jammed up coming from about pittsburgh and heading
over the hill. once you get to port chicago highway, it eases up quite a bit heading into concord. let me show you the ride in the east bay on the east shore freeway. westbound 80. we have a pretty good backup coming. it extends pretty much from richmond into berkeley. of course you will be backed up coming through the maze and trying to get toward the toll plaza. now we will show you on the maps here an overall picture of the east bay commute. highway 24 quite slow coming through the walnut creek area. and also through lafayette this morning as you head toward the tunneling. lots of slow spots. lots of accidents. but thankfully nothing too serious we have been tracking thus far this morning. 7:19. steve. >> yes. >> good morning to you. >> good morning. >> we have rain all week, don't we. >> not all week. most of the week. thank you, sir. >> sure. >> also snow continues. very low elevations. but the rain will pick up again. a few breaks in the rain.
we see a general decrease in some of the rainfall over the past half hour or so. there is plenty off shore that has to move in. it will only get enhanced by a strong south breeze here. south/southeast. there's a deseptember little system moving in by tonight. it will get windy in some of the higher elevations. rainfall has been okay for some. we're just getting started. mill valley, an inch and a quarter. redwood probably an inch by now. vallejo and fairfield two- thirds of an inch. kernville had .5 as well. snow level continues to be very low on 50 and 80. winter weather advisory that kicks in at 10:00 this morning. not as much in i way of white as in mendocino county and lake county. there is some. there was a lot more yesterday. things have quieted down in the north bay. for many as well, it looks like we will have to wait for the next round to come through later. there is still a lot off shore working its way in.
santa cruz mountains getting their fair share of the rain. that is the most that i can see so far. 40s and 50s on the temps. up considerably compared to yesterday. the breeze will pick up later on as well. southeast, southeast, southeast, everybody except livermore. the cold off of the oregon coast coming in from the west/southwest. there is so much that has to move through. there's an area of low pressure that will work towards us tonight that will pick up the rain and the wins. not bad tonight and wednesday. early thursday, we get a break thursday and friday. watch what happens saturday. the rainfall goes crazy here. it might be really heavy sunday and monday. a lot of rain on the way. 40s and 50s on the temps as well. the snow level will go up. probably not for a couple days. as the colder air works in thursday and friday. warmer when wind and rain arrives for your weekend. >> man, oh man. >> thank you, steve. >> you're welcome.
>> long lines at airports with a wait of at least 90 minutes. that computer problem that caused long delays for air travelers here in the bay area and around the country. also some $6 million in jewelry stolen in new york city. up next, how the thieves may have used new year's celebrations to pull off their heist.
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apartment rosa. a memorial at the crash scene where 18-year-old mikaela was killed is growing. she was in a car that skidded off of the road and slammed into a tree. police say they are friend rebecca as driving and suffered minor injuries. she is facing charges of drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter. >> somebody that loses a friend is going to have to live with that for the rest of their life. >> my personal opinion is i think that is punishment enough. >> now, police say her driver's license was already suspended after a dui arrest last year. police in new york are looking for three thieves who got away with $6 million in jewelry on new year ease eve. this video shows them raiding a jewelry wholesaler. the thieves waited in a stairwell and at the strike of midnight, they used noise from
the new year's celebration most likely as a cover for what they were doing. police believe the heist was an inside job because the safe was left open. the price est item was worth more than $200,000. a 2-year-old boy rescued his twin brother during a terrifying incident in their bedroom that was captured on video. you may find this disturbing. take a look. the two kids were playing at their home in utah when the dresser crashed down on one of the boys. look at -- one is underneath. the 2-year-old, the other one, stayed calm. after a couple of minutes though he was able to free his twin brother from under that heavy drawer. this is amazing. now, the children's parents say they posted this video on social media just to show the importance, ouch, of securing furniture to a wall which they had not done. >> you know, we did that. >> you did. >> but out of the fear of an
earthquake. i never thought before i had kids that my kids would climb on top of a dresser. >> they do that. >> all the time. >> it's an important warning. 7:27. it's been almost five years since sierra lamar disappeared on her way to school. next, what we can expect as the trial of her accused killer finally begins. plus, we are tracking a wet morning commute around the bay area. the roadways are slick. the traffic, it is heavy in many spots. we will tell you about some of the slow areas that you are going to want to be aware of, especially in the east bay, coming up. rain has let up a little bit for most. but it will pick up later on. along with the breeze. an active pattern for the next week.
♪[music] >> the time is 7:30. it is a back to school, back to work, back to reality day for so many. >> yeah. >> tuesday morning is bringing rain and cold weather. >> is that a bridge out there. >> i think there might be a bridge somewhere. all i see is gray. and a wipe avenue the screen. thanks so much for joining us. your windshield wiper wills be going not only for the morning commute but the afternoon commute.
we are paying particular attention to that. we will talk to steve about that. welcome back. it is tuesday, january 3rd. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> and i'm dave clark. let's go right to the weather. you have to learn a lot of things. steve paulson busy all morning. >> not doing much edmucation but it is raining and snowing. cold air continues to the north but it has been modified a little bit. look at the snow. the wind is picking up there. today and tomorrow look like very windy, rainy days. kevin pender, i do believe, engineering with the photo shot there. thank you, kevin. you're the best [applause] >> by the way, i took kevin pender last friday up to r and d. >> wow. >> did he like it. >> he finished the plate in five seconds. we had a nice time. more snow from lake tahoe. thanks to chris kimball. sent at 7:00 a.m. tuesday, january 3rd.
look at that. that's about a foot. and you know what, they're going to measure sierra snow at about four to five feet after everything is said and done. lake level and higher. we are getting a little bit of a break, but it won't last too long. rainfall has been quite impressive for some. not so bad for others. san francisco, .61. oakland, danville, a quarter of an inch. boulder creek, probably more than that by now. mount tam .82. i think scott's valley is the most rain i have seen. very low snow levels on 50 and 80. around the 2,000-foot level. in mendocino county and lake county, not as much in the way of snow today as yesterday. a couple people said do you think we will get more hail? i don't think so. we need breaks in the clouds for that. i don't see that too much today. plus temps have been modified a little bit. a lot of rain is on the way upstream. 40s on the temps. these are warmer than yesterday
by far. a few 30s linger up in mendocino county and lake county. low to mid 40s. yesterday there were a lot more 30s. mill valley was 37 this time yesterday. the breeze is showing it elf is. it will only get stronger by tonight. there could be gusts about 40- plus in some of the higher elevations. north bay hills, so much moisture being drawn in from the low off of oregon. 40s and 50s later. a gray day. if you don't have to get out of bed or go to work, enjoy the day. >> that would be very nice. although i think unfortunately for a lot of folks, the holiday break is over. >> i think so. >> it is back to reality. and it is back to reality on the roadways for sure. because we are seeing lots of slow traffic all over the bay area. and quite a few crashes. although nothing too serious. that is good news when you have wet conditions out there. here is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see it is very heavy. backed up through the maze. and westbound 80 from about
richmond into the berkeley area is pretty -- pretty backed up as well. so that is a tough ride. now let's take a live look at the san mateo bridge. if you're headed westbound across the span over to the peninsula, once you get past the toll plaza, you can see it is going to be slow for a good portion of that ride across the bridge. it eases up about halfway across. i'll take you to the maps here and show you that in the south bay, we actually have not seen many issues down in -- in san jose and the surrounding communities this morning. that is certainly good news. probably the slowest spot we have is northbound 85 coming up into saratoga. beyond that, no other crashes being shown in the south bay. if you have to make that commute, do it now. dave, back over to you. >> thank you, alex. as alex and steve just told you, it is raining in many parts of the bay area. believe it or not, in many spots it even snowed. i'm not kidding. janine de la vega is live on
mount hamilton road. what is on the ground behind you, janine? >> reporter: you can't help but smile being up here because of all of the snow. quite a bit has melted. i want to show you we're at lake observatory. it looks like that's where the visitor's place is. of course it is closed now. there is a light dusting of snow on the roof as well as the roofs of the home. the parking lot here is closed. and i do want to show you some of the snow here that is on the ground. not too much left. but there is some. also want to show you what it looked like yesterday. a lot more snow. because it started falling yesterday morning here on mount hamilton. here are pictures taken by a viewer who made the trip up. it looked like a winter wonderland. it really stuck. caltrans officials know a lot of locals want to come up here and play in the snow.
mount hamilton road has been closed as a safety precaution. there is a roadblock. the public is not allowed to come up here to lake observatory. i want to show what you it looked like in the north bay. snow falling at lower elevations. plows running along highway 29 in napa county. people were taking in all of the beautiful scenery at robert lewiston state park. >> the wintertime, we haven't had snow in a few years. being out of the drought and celebrating with this out somewhere so beautiful, i'm really excited about it. >> reporter: here is a photo of one of -- that one of our viewers sent in showing what it looked like at castle rock park in the south bay. that's near los gatos. this is what the parking lot looked like. chilly temperatures have prompted santa clara county to declare an inclement weather
episode so there are more shelters available in gilroy and san jose. in the city of san jose, last night they opened up four warming centers to accommodate people who needed a place to say. they will be open through wednesday but that might be extended depending on what happens with the weather. back out here live, again, a lot of this white stuff, let's see, not too much really for a snowball fight because i'm collecting leaves here. but nice to see some of it here. we will see if it will start sprinkling or not. like i said, it is right now a light mist. but i know that rain is predicted the rest of this week in the forecast. so not sure if we're going to get more snow on mount hamilton. we will have to see. back to you in the studio. >> thank you, janine de la vega. as alex told you, skiers and snowboarders heading to the sierra, expect and prepare yourself for heavy snow and dangerous driving conditions. chains are required on both interstate 80 and highway 50. the main roads linking the bay area to the lake tahoe area.
the chp says give yourself extra time while driving up in the mountains. it has been snowing at some of the lower elevations of the sierra that haven't had snow in more than three years. and later today, the first snow survey of the season will take place in the lake tahoe area. testing california's water supply after five years of drought. poles will be plunged down no the sierra nevada snow pack where a third of california's water comes from. there are hope that's california's drinking water crisis may end soon. especially since the state has been getting a lot of rain over the past three months. but the water experts say it is too early to answer that question. just a reminder for you, you can track the snow and the rain any time with the free ktvu weather app. it's in the app store for both phones and tablets. the time is 7:38. happening today, five years after her disappearance. sierra lamar's accused killer
garcia-torres will be put on trial. the attorneys are prepared to make their opening statements after long delays. what can we expect from the first day of the trial? >> reporter: an arrest was made two months after sierra lamar disappeared on her way to the school bus stop in 2012. investigators believe only antolin garcia-torres is responsible. they later charged him with lamar's murder. the trial starts this morning at a quarter to 9:00 in santa clara county. investigators pointed to garcia- torres dna on her bag found in a field. the dna was taken during a previous assault arrest. in march of 2009, there were leah salts in the morgan hill area. investigators believed that garcia-torres committed at least one of them. sierra's dna was also found in his red volkswagen jetta. her father says the most difficult part was learning that sierra's hair was found on rope in the trunk of his car
and markings on sierra's clothes indicated she had been dragged. despite exhaustive searches, sierra lamar's body has never been found. >> i've tried to come to terms with maybe i'll never know that. but i'm still trying to find out. >> reporter: the defense said back in october that they plan to include sierra lamar's father's criminal record during the trial. not to paint him as the killer but support the theory that lamar ran away from home. he was charged with 10 counts of lewd acts with a child under 14 years old for allegedly molesting his daughter's friends during sleepovers at his house. detectives have stressed that steve lamar was not a suspect in his daughter's disappearance. now the trial has been long delayed by the prosecution seeking the death penalty and
also because sierra's body has never been found. garcia-torres pleaded not guilty. >> thank you. prosecutors will consider charges against two teens accused of attacking a man with a hammer when he caught them burglarizing his home. he doesn't want to show his face. they confronted the two teens. one tried to beat him with a hammer. he grabbed one of the burglars who begged for mercy. the second was able to escape however. >> standing around with the hammer just trying to -- he is trying to hit me with it. i said -- i just grabbed him. threw him on the ground. >> police arrested that second teen nearby a short time later. a neighbor says there was a similar burglary at their home a fuse months before. police have not said if the two break-ins are related. at 8:00, the issues being
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massacre in istanbul. it shows the terror suspect films himself with a cell phone in downtown istanbul. it is not clear if the video was taken before or after that new year's eve attack that killed 39 people. isis has claimed responsibility for the attack. saying the mass shooting was in response to turkey's military operations against its soldiers in syria. turkish police believe they identified him as a professional assassin. he remains at large. today in istanbul people took part in a peace march in honor of the victims of the nightclub shooting. they made their way to the nightclub and laid flowers there at a memorial to honor the 39 people killed. the time is 7:45. travelers were stuck in long lines at customs after a system outage across the country. look at video from sfo last night. the problem started about 2:00 p.m. customs and border protection
officers used backup systems to process international travelers. it took at least an hour and a half for some people to get through at sfo. customers officials say there is no indication this disruption was caused by terrorism or that it was malicious. the 49ers this week will start interviewing candidates for general manager and head coach. yesterday ceo who fired the general manager and head coach opened the news conference by apologizing for the team's 2-14 season. -14 season. >> we've put together a team that has had, you know, three nfc championship runs. that was in the past. i can't live on the past. i need to make sure that anything that i do is backed up by the results on the field. >> york spoke pore about half an hour. we brought it to you live on ktvu fox 2. he say the general manager and head coach may not have been on the same page as far as players. he says the two will have a
similar vision building a team. the 49ers had had four head coaches in four seasons. york was asked if he made a mistake letting jim harbaugh go in december of 2014? >> i can't look backwards. s. we need to make sure that we're looking forward and doing everything that we can to get this team back. and it's very easy to replay mystery. i'm not going to play that game. >> he says the team must be flexible. he failed to say which position he will fill first, coach or gm. he is talking about super bowl players and coaches about the search and hiring process. much for you on ktvu.com. perhaps you missed york's news conference or would like to see the entire thing. it is online on our home page. >> very interesting. 7:47. alex, you're in for sal. >> highway 24 is one of our slow spots for sure. we will take you out there, give you a live look at the
traffic conditions. it certainly is not what you want here. if you're coming out of the walnut creek area headed west there, you can see you're going to have lots of company. it looks as though we might be drying out a bit on the roads. is that is good news. it is a slow ride all the way over to the cut. now, let's -- let's show you what things look like in oakland. northbound 880 coming up past the coliseum, you can see traffic is just backing up a bit coming into downtown oakland. the good news, we're not reporting any major crashes in that area. so it shouldn't be too bad of a ride. but a lot of folks back on the roads this morning. finally here, we will show you on the maps, the ride here through the livermore valley. that is starting to improve here. there was an earlier crash on grant line road. that is now out of the way. it still is a bit slow coming down into the livermore valley. but not as bad as it was earlier in the morning. so that is some good news there
for folks coming up through out of the tracy area. 7:48 is the time. it looks like on some of the shots there the rain has sort of eased up, maybe over the hills, east of the hills. >> you are correct. thank you, alex. >> yep. >> still have rain in the mix and snow continues up in the high country. it will continue to do so for a while here. in fact it will be measured in feet over the next few days. we are seeing a little respite from some of the rain. still plenty off shore. it's only going to continue to be funnelled in here. those returns showing up to the west of san francisco and up on the north coast as well. there's a lot that has to move through here between the next 48 hours and over the weekend. scott's valley, an inch and a third. mill valley an an and a quarter. vallejo, fairfield, two thirds. and kernville had half an inch of rain. mount tam, .85.
probably more than that by now. boulder creek, over three quarters. pacifica, one half of an inch of rain there. oakland a quarter of anarch. danville a quarter of an inch. san jose picked up a tenth of an inch. there is a lot of snow snacking up here. the snow levels are still low. yesterday it was placerville. still getting reports of 2500 feet to 3,000. heavy duty amounts coming up not only in tahoe and truckee but also in the north coast. it looks like -- too much warm air is moving in from mendocino county, lake county. if there was a better opportunity for it yesterday. on the back side of the rain here, stretching from novato to vallejo. things have quieted down nor some. lifted oust the picture. light hit and miss. a lot of fog in the picture. santa cruz mountains, rain there. 40s on the temperatures and 50s. we are up considerably compared to yesterday. except up in mendocino county
and lake county where the cold temperatures reside. that makes a big difference. i don't think we will see thunderstorms or hail like yesterday around santa rosa. the wind is getting to be a big factor later on. it will pick up in the higher elevations, in the north bay hills by this evening. right there. that system is getting drawn in by this cold dynamic system off of the oregon coast which is stationary. it is drawing up the moisture. as it does, it is funneling in a lot of that. the wind will pick up and the rainfall rates will pick up as well. that's your system for tonight. so much has to work its way through. for 40s and 50s. even if we're getting a break right now, it won't last long. 40s to the north. about the same tomorrow. it looks like a rainy day. a break after thursday morning. thursday night, friday look okay. we will be warmer on the weekend, but it will be a very heavy rain for some, dave. >> man oh man. >> yeah. >> we have been asking for it, and it is here. >> thank you, steve.
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the devastating oakland warehouse occurred. several lawsuits have been filed against the owner. oakland city councilman says it may have fallen through the cracks. the city will address problems at similar properties to prevent this from happening again. >> it's not just about one facility where we may have dropped the ball. but as a result, there are a number of facilities or residential units that are housing residents that are in question right now. >> councilman says city inspectors have been making efforts to inspect other questionable buildings. happening today, the city of san jose is making another effort to clean up city streets and the highways. today, san jose mayor will join the group downtown streets team and pick up trash and plant flowers near interstate 280 and almond avenue. a major gateway into san jose.
complaints have been growing about trash on south bay freeways. well, seismologists are studying a swarm of earthquakes near the california-mexico border. more than 250 small earthquakes have struck near the town of brali since saturday. the biggest was 3.7 magnitude. no injuries or damage but seismologists are closely watching that area. they say the seismic region connects to the potentially damaging san andreas and imperial faults. there was a chance that swarm of quakes could have triggered a bigger quake. by sunday, that possibility had gone away. well there is controversy over the newest mcdonalds restaurant. it just opened a couple of days ago in a building owned by the vatican in rome. it is right near st. peters square outside of vatican city. one cardinal called it a disgrace.
mcdonalds will pay the vatican about $31,000 a month in rent. it is 7:57. time to check in with mike and gasia. >> thank you, dave. on this rainy day, problems with the movable median on the golden gate bridge. how it could impact your commute in and out of the city today. more details about a deadly crash in the north bay, one that killed a teenager. what the driver asked police moments after the crash and what landed her behind bars. her behind bars. and it's been a wet commute around the bay area in many areas. that is certainly slowed things down. we will tell you about some of the spots that you will be backed up this morning as you head out the door. we will also tell you how snow in the mountains is impacting the ride heading up to reno coming up. there's a lot of snow in the mountains. we're expecting a lot of rain here. i will have an update on some of the totals and show what you is in store for the next couple of days.
>> damage to the movable median barrier on the golden gate bridge. how it is affecting traffic into san francisco. a new congress comes to town. i'm doug luzader on capitol hill. we will have more on what is in store just ahead. store just ahead. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> well, snow in the sierra and rain right here in the bay area. as we give you a live picture of downtown san francisco from what you can see through the heavy fog and rain clouds there. good morning, everyone. welcome back to mornings on 2. it is tuesday, january 3rd. i'm mike mibach. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. it's a back to work, back to school day for many. i hope everyone is bringing an
umbrella. >> prudent, yes. we have a break, a respite on some of the rain. still some in the mix. it will just pick up. the initial band has come through. the wind will be a big factor later this afternoon and tonight. i think especially in the north bay hills. could get good gusts over 40 miles per hour. scott's valley seems to be the most rain that i can find. an inch and a third. mill valley not far away. that is at horse hill, thank you, bonnie. vallejo and fairfield two thirds. kernville picked you have half an inch of rain. still snow on the go. there's a lot up there. the snow level has gone up a little bit but it is still very low, 2500 to 3,000 for sure. a little bit picking up towards solano county and the east bay you can see some. this is generally pretty light. it is hit and miss. santa cruz mountains have been dealing with some. but that is light as well.
40sand 50s out there. some of the temperatures armer but only by five to seven degrees. the wind will being a huge factor tonight. the low off of the oregon coast will give us hefty rain totals tonight and tomorrow. 50s on a lot of the temps. 40s to the north. alex, things are better? worse? what? >> we are making improvements, i would say, compared to earlier when the rain was coming down heavier in some spots. we had crashes. things beginning to clear up. the roadways for the most part looking pretty good. we want to point out once again that on the golden gate bridge commuters are facing a couple of usual outside. there are slick conditions on the span because of the rain out there off and on. on top of that, the movable median is not working this morning because of some damage that was discovered yesterday. so a section of the barrier, one of the links to the median stepper is broken. engineers are not sure exactly why. but crews will spend the day
today trying to repair it. >> there's a certain piece of the wall that are variable lengths. they contract and expand depending on the configuration of the wall. one of those pieces has damage to the casing. >> what that means is that three lanes will remain open in both the northbound and southbound directions during the morning commute instead of the usual four southbound lanes during the morning hours. now, it is expected that the problem should be fixed in time for the evening commute. the quickest solution is just to replace the damaged piece. now let's take a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. still heavy back up there. backed up to about the maze this morning. and the ride westbound along 80 to get there not looking much better. it is a hefty slowdown. now we will take you to the maps and show you what things look like in the east bay. one problem that they are trying to deal with, the chp
and caltrans crews, in the castro valley area, there were hay bails that spilled westbound 580 at 164th. they were trying to -- they got crews out there to try to clear hay bails out of the way. we have this video that just came into our news room as we head up to the mountains. this shows you that traffic is slow on interstate 80 heading toward tahoe and reno this morning. chains are required there. the chp says that they have had to hold traffic on eastbound 80. they had to earlier at about 7:00 this morning. so about an hour ago, they held traffic because they had five big rigs that stalled near crystal springs. cars are now being allowed to traverse interstate 80. but big rigs still diverted until the other rigs can be moved out of the way. so a traffic mess. you can see things moving slowly at this hour as the snow continues to fall up there in the mountains. so if you are headed to the
sierra, allow yourself plenty of extra time. obviously. we will send it back over to the desk. >> thank you, alex. happening today, grief conners are on hand at evergreen high school in san jose. students are heading back to class for the first time since a 14-year-old freshman was killed in a suspected drunk driving crash on christmas morning. andrew nguyen was riding in a car with his family on capital expressway when another car hit them head on. the other driver who was driving under the influence also died in crash. we are learning more about a deadly crash in santa rosa. a memorial is growing at the crab scene where she was killed late sunday night. she was riding in a car that skidded off mountain hawk drive and slammed into a tree. police say her friend, 19-year- old rebecca gillry suffered minor injuries. she is in jail facing charges of drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter.
>> somebody who loses a friend is going to have to live with that for the rest of her life. my personal opinion is i think that is punishment enough. >> police say her driver's license was also suspended after a previous dui arrest last year. the time is 8:06. president-elect donald trump announced his nomination for u.s. trade representative just this morning. according to a news release this morning from trump's transition team, robert lightheiser is the nominee. he served under president reagan. as congress returns to work today, republicans are eager to start dismantling president obama's policies while democrats talk about making life difficult for president- elect donald trump. doug luzader has more from capitol hill where both parties are bracing for a contentious year. >> reporter: you can judge how consequential this congress will become based on the high profile visitors this week
alone. president obama will be here tomorrow to meet with democrats to try to salvage obamacare. vice president-elect mike pence will also be here to meet with republicans. the gleaming dome of congress has been redone. after a massive construction and restoration project. but inside, it's all about deconstructing president obama's agenda. and especially for newly elected republicans it is a heavy time. >> it is time to, you know, get our -- get our game face on and get working here. >> reporter: for the gop, the number one target is obamacare. and that's the reason that president obama will head to the hill tomorrow to try to figure out a way to save his signature health care law. for republicans, the real challenge may be unifying around a plan that saves the more popular aspects of the program while getting rid of the individual mandate to obtain or purchase insurance. >> the hard part is the replace. and republicans have had a lot of plans for a number of years now. but this time they have to pick one.
and as a party unite behind it and pass it, that will take hard work. >> reporter: and democrats are going to mount aggressive plays as well. planning on making it as difficult as possible for president-elect trump to win confirmations for his cabinet picks. specifically targeting eight of them for long dragged out battle that could for weeks beyond the inauguration. >> there's a difference opposing people on polly and allowing people to have the president to have the right to choose his cabinet as long as they're qualified. each one of these people is unbelievably qualified to serve and bring real change to the various departments on the government. >> reporter: another real fault line on capitol hill involves the office of congressional ethics. republicans have already voted to largely dismantle it. democrats are howling. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. this morning, president- elect trump criticized house republicans for focusing on the ethics issue tweeting with all that congress has to, would on,
do they have to make the weakening of the watch dog as unfair as it may be their number one priority. focus on tax reform, health care and so many other things of far greater importance. that brings us to our question of the day. what would you like to see out of congress in the next year. tell us how you would like your representatives conduct their business. we're already getting responses. douglas saying to do their job for the people, not the special interest. and repel and replace obamacare. let us know what you think by telling us on our facebook or tweet us by using the hashtag tvu. a bay area environmental group will travel to washington, d.c. to take part in protests on inauguration day. there is a 16-city tour. they are calling it hashtag earth to trump. they are asking people to put
their messages to the incoming president into a giant globe. we posted a link to the protest on ktvu.com. look for it in our web links section. california attorney general kamala harris will be among the senators sworn in today on capitol hill. she won the election for barbara boxer's seat in november. she will join the other new senators being sworn in at 10:00 this morning our time by vice president joe biden who serves as the president of the senate. harris will be california's 45th senator. there's a lot of snow in the sierra. what is happening there today that will give us a good indication of california's water supply. a terrible accident in utah as a dresser falls on to a toddler. but there's a miraculous ending to this all. the important message to parents. and we are seeing some improvements with this morning's commute after it got off to a rough start because of the rain this morning. still some slow spots though. we will tell you about those when we come back.
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tuesday morning up there. not inches. a few feet. if not more of new snow by the end of this week there in the sierra. happening today, the tunnel that delivers water from the reservoir to the bay area will be shut down for a two-month inspection. san francisco and other cities will get their water from local reservoirs while crews determine whether the aging tunet can be replayed or needs to be replaced. it is at risk of catastrophic collapse. four children have died in a suspected pesticide poisoning case in texas. it happened early yesterday morning inside of a home in amarillo. investigators say the children died from a poisonous gas from a pesticide placed under the house. the man who lives in the home purchased the chemicals illegally to kill mice. >> he didn't know enough about the chemicals. the chemical is only sold to people with a license to apply
it. he got this black market. >> six other people living in the home got sick. they're still in the hospital. it's not clear if the man who brought the pesticides to the home will be facing criminal charges. a 2-year-old boy rescued his twin brother during a frightening accident that happened in their bedroom without the parents around but it was caught on camera. before we show you the video, we will warn you that it is disturbing. take a look at the top right. the dressing falls over on mornings on the 2-year-olds, twins, playing at their home in their bedroom in utah. one of the twins is okay and remains calm. he is able to push the dresser off of his twin and his twin gets up and is okay. the boys' parents didn't see it happen in real leave baa saw it on the video and they made the choice to post it on social media because they want today highlight the importance of securing heavy pieces of furniture to the wall which they hadn't done. but they had taken just about every other baby proofing precaution, the latches on the cabinets and the drawers and
putting the chemicals up high. >> they forgot one. >> we had done that because of the earthquake threat here in california. across the country, not everyone does. >> baby brother to the rescue. twin brother. >> yeah. >> it's amazing, i don't know how big the home is but they didn't run in. >> i'm glad they're okay. >> twin brothers helping each other. let's swing it over to alex with a quick look at the roadways. good morning, alex. >> good morning. the morning commute has recovered nicely after a lot of crashes earlier on and spinouts because of the rain we had. now we're not seeing as many accidents. we are seeing some pockets of slowing. this would be one of them in oakland. 880 northbound jammed up pretty good coming past the coliseum and heading into downtown oakland. that will be a pretty slow ride. i will also show you highway 4 in the bay point area. that has eased up a little bit. it was pretty jammed up over the last couple of hours coming out of pittsburgh and antioch.
but it is freeing up quite nicely west towards concord. finally on the maps they're, you can see the commute in the south bay. that commute just never really took off this morning, which is a good thing for anybody in the san jose area who had to head to work. we never saw much in the way of major backupsed. the most we have is some low traffic 880 coming up into downtown san jose. beyond that, we are problem free. we will certainly take it. 8:17 is the time. over to steve. >> thank you, alex. all right. we do have a lot of cloud cover over us. a little break in the rain after this morning's rain. but there is plenty upstream that has to move in. yesterday a little bit of hail reported from santa rosa over to calistoga. it is running warmer today than yesterday for sure. at this time yesterday santa rosa was 32 and we had breaks in the clouds. the little break won't last
long. enhancement taking place to the west. decent rain. there will be a lot more coming up. scott's valley an inch and a third. redwood is almost an inch of rain. vallejo two thirds. fairfield in there. kernville half an inch to over half an inch of rain. mount tam over an inch of rain. boulder creek .84. pacifica half inch of rain. oakmont, joe shoemaker, observing it. .45. san rafael from jim a quarter of an inch. danville also a quarter of an inch. san francisco, .16. san jose picked up a tenth officially. our observer on blossom hill. .23 total. 47 degrees and not raining at the present. still chilly. snow level continues to be low. it is inching upwards. if you go out, it won't be 1800 feet like yesterday. but it is still very low and continues to stack up in
shasta. you can see a surge of warmer air turning into rain around redding. up to shasta, they're measuring in feet up there. same for mental sin owe county and lake -- mendocino county and lake county. on the back side, over to napa and vacaville, maybe up to st. helena as well. but there's not as much rain right now. it will pick up. already the next band beginning to move on shore. nothing too heavy. santa cruz mountains has been steady. 42 santa rosa. that is 10 warmer than yesterday at this time. that's a big difference. half moon bay at 50 degrees. the breeze will be a big factor tonight, especially in the coastal hills and the north bay hills much that's your cold low. it's not permanent. kind of wobbling around. it is tapping into a lot of moisture and enhancing. you feed cold air into this and you get a disturbance coming in, that could be a bulls eye for heavy rain. that's what we're expecting.
a break on thursday and friday. then another power house system comes in over the weekend. rape fall about an inch or two between now and wednesday night. we get a break thursday night. lingering rain thursday morning. friday looks like a break. saturday, here we go. measuring in feet up in the sierra the snow level will go up. but probably around 5,000 feet by then. until then though it is a lot of cloud cover and off and on rain. and wind takes us into tonight and tomorrow. then we get that break thursday and friday. i'll tell you, even though the snow level is going up and warmer temps, there will be a lot of rain and snow on the weekend. >> okay. bring the chains. >> you got it. >> just into the news room. we're learning who will be perform at the bottle rock festival up in napa. the big performers set to stage. we're getting a lot of photos from our viewers of the storm. we would love to see them. share them to our facebook, twitter or instagram pages.
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28th in the napa valley. tickets go on sale tomorrow 10:00 a.m. the time is almost 8:24. are you worried about the weight that you have gained over the holidays? january 3rd, today, is when our holiday weight gain hits its highest point. the good news is that most people start to shed the pounds thanks to new years resolutions. half of the weight added in december should be gone by the end of january. the other half, the final five or ten pounds always the hardest part. the remaining weight takes six months or more to shed. one of the top resolutions is to lose weight. don't stress out if you fall short on your promises. josh has more on how many people don't stick to the resolutions. lutions. >> reporter: every year, millions of americans make their personal promises. but did you know it's estimated 92% of people fail at keeping those new years resolutions? we're getting with the experts to help you become part of the
other 8%. first resolution, getting fit. a new year's classic. >> we have kayaking and beaches, running outside. we have the best climate for all types of training. >> reporter: fitness and nutrition expert recommends meal prepping, having healthy meals ready to go ahead of time. start out slow in the gym and set achievable goals. >> you have to enjoy the process and know it takes hard work and effort and it's not just an overnight kind of thing. >> reporter: another common resolution many give up on, saving money. bankrate.com recommends several tips. among them, set a realistic savings goal and track your spending down to the last penny. once you have established that, make a budget and stick to it. finally, a resolution that if kept could be life-saving. that would be quitting smoking.
>> you need to start paying attention to how many cigarettes you smoke. you need to start to cut back on the number. some people will go cold turkey. but for some people, that doesn't work. >> reporter: local psychologist engineer knee gaze says whatever your resolution may be, making a real change starts with a real commitment. >> we know from a lot of years of research that if you're not ready to make a change, you're not going to make the change. >> utah could soon have the toughest drunk driving law in the country. an effort is under way to lower the blood alcohol level .05. all states right now have a .08 limit. a blood alcohol concentration of .05 is about three drinks in an hour for a 160-pound man. enough to cause among other things altered coordination and difficulty steering the motor vehicle. the utah lawmaker who plans to introduce wants to establish the state as one where, quote, you simply do not drink and drive.
the time is 8:26. almost five years since sierra lamar went missing while heading to school. what to expect today as both sides prepare for the trial of her accused killer. r accused killer. we are live on mount hamilton where it is very chilly. we're seeing a lot of the white stuff. we will give you a live look at what it's like up here. snow in some spots. rain around much of the bay area for the commute this morning. and that has snarled things up in some areas. we will tell you about? of the slowdowns coming up. if you're a fan of rain, you will love the next couple of days and maybe the next week. we are getting a short break but there is plenty upstream. we will show you that coming up.
>> a live picture of the scene on top of mount hamilton in the south bay. yes, that is snow, not hail or anything else on the ground. if you're looking for a lot of snow, you need to head up to the sierra but bring your chains. it is wet and cold. it won't change much for the next several days. we will have steve paulson in for more on that in a few minutes. back to school, back to workday for many. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> i'm mike mibach. let's go over to steve. i got a new rain jacket from the wife for christmas. perfect timing. >> how romantic. >> somebody knew something. >> that is for sure. >> she knows everything. >> mother nature is born to be wild coming up in the next week. there's a lot of rain on the way. we are getting a little bit of a break right now. but there is still snow for areas up in the mountains and
the lower mountains. mount diablo had snow yesterday on the antioch side more so than on the walnut creek side. temperatures are warming up a little bit. but there's a lot of rain that has to work its way in. the snow level continues to inch up. you can see the last few images it is working et cetera way up the mountain. not as low as yesterday. winter weather advisories or winter storm warnings out. a flood watch out in anticipation of heavy rain for the weekend. on the back side of a lot of this, rain up to solano county, parts of the bay. another band is moving on shore. san francisco, and also the santa cruz mountains has been persist department there. the most rain has been in the santa cruz mountains. 40s and 50s on the temperatures. considerably warmer than yesterday. the wind will be a huge factor tonight as the system funnels in here off of the low off of the oregon coast. i look for steady and moderate rape. that system works its way towards us later tonight and
into wednesday. 50s on a lot of the temperatures. 40s to the north. all right, alex. what do you have, sir? >> still staying busy here. doing better than earlier on. the commute it has recovered, i would say, in many spots. you will still find slow traffic. one such spot is on the san mateo bridge. not as bad as it was earlier in the morning. here is what the ride looks like east across the span and over to the peninsula. it is a bit slow. it frees up towards the peninsula. i want to show you here the live picture of the toll plaza. and that is still a pretty significant backup. backed up about to the maze right now. and also a backup heading towards the maze as well. it is slow getting into the city. not as bad as it was earlier when we had more rain coming down on the rose. finally here a look at the east bay commute. and you can see that you have slow traffic coming out of richmond and berkeley towards
the maze. 880 quite slow up from the coliseum down to downtown oakland. mike, back over to you. >> perfect. as alex and steve mentioned, it is raining in many parts of the bay area. in some spots, it even snowed. >> janine de la vega is live on mount hamilton road where there is snow behind you. >> reporter: yes. but it is very cold up here. it is windy. you can see some of the white stuff here behind me. but it is melting. it was coming down a lot harder yesterday. but because so many people saw the pictures of the snow, it has been very tempting for some. and we actually just ran into a couple of guys from morgan hill that came up here. you will not believe this. i have kit lee here with us. there was a roadblock down there. what do you have with you? >> i brought a little snowboard. i heard there was snow. i saw it on the news last night. i was in tahoe a couple days
ago but had to get more shredage in. >> i think that will be impossible. it is melting. what do you think. >> it is awesome to see it in the south bay for sure. >> thank you for talking to us. i don't think he will get far because the workers here at lake observatory, they are discouraging this and talking to them right now because they don't want people to go past the road closures. now, let's go to video earlier. this is what the snow looked like the other day. yesterday. on mount hamilton. it was falling pretty good and kept coming down sunday, monday and then a viewer shared all of the pictures that he took what it looked like coming down. the trees covered in white. mount hamilton was closed. it is still closed. that is because there are limited resources up there. if there is an accident, it is not a good thing.
about two dozen people live on the mountain and work the lake observatory. they have got to enjoy it even though it is melt. >> it was sparse and melting but it was thick yesterday. it was interesting. >> are you hoping that more comes back? >> no. as facility supervisor, no, i would prefer to keep it off the roads. it makes my job easier. >> reporter: and here is a photo that one of our viewers sent us showing what it looked like in the parking lot off of summit road at castle rock park near los gatos. a lot of the white stuff on the ground. check out this video of snow coming down in middle town yesterday in lake county. you can see there are farm animals there, some pigs and i believe a cow in the distance there walking around in the snow. we also had a viewer from kelseyville send in footage she took. they got a dusting of snow. a lot of it is likely melting with the rain. really we just have to see
here. but very quiet up here. it is beautiful. but it is turning pretty slushy. in the parking lot, even though they had caltrans up there sort of clearing it out, but slushy and the snow is going away. so pretty but, again, they want people to stay away at least from mount hamilton road. back to you in the studio. >> women see what happens to the young man that you interviewed, janine. thank you. the first snow survey of the season will take place up in lake tahoe later this morning. surveyors will plunge poles into the snow pack that provides one third of the california water. it comes amid hopes that the water crisis in california may finally be coming to an end. there has been plenty of rain over the past three months. water experts say it is too early to declare an end to california's drought. you can track the snow and rain any time on our weather app. it is in the app store for
phones and tablets. police are investigating how a police ended up in san francisco bay this morning. this is new video in from the scene. just a little south of san francisco international. police say they got the call around 7:00 a.m. when they arrived they did not find anyone along the shore in the water or in the car. it is not clear how that car ended up there in the bay. investigators say they're also trying to determine maybe if that car was stolen. happening today, five years after her disappearance, sierra lamar's accused killer, antolin war stores will garcia-torres will go to trial. the trial has had long delays in part because the body has never been found. leigh martinez is live in the news room on what we should expect the first day of the trial. >> we're learning today will be more jury selection and the attorney's opening statements will take place on january 18th. prosecutors believe that garcia-
torres is responsible. they call it stranger abduction and later charged him with lamar's murder. the trial starts at a quarter to 9:00 in santa clara county. they pointed to his dna on sierra's clothing in a bag found in a field. his dna was taken in a previous assault arrest. in march of 2009, there were three assaults in the morgan hill area. investigators believe that garcia-torres committed at least one. sierra's dna was also found in his red volkswagen jetta. her father says the most difficult part was learning that her hair was found on rope inside of the car and markings on sierra's clothes indicated she had been dragged. her body has never been found despite exhaustive searches. >> i've tried to come to terms with maybe i'll never know that. but i'm still trying to find
out. >> the defense said back in october that they plan to include sierra lamar's father's criminal record during the trial. not to paint her as the killer but to support the theory that lamar ran away from home. steve lamar is a convicted sex offender. he was charged with lewd acts with a child under 14 years for molesting her daughter's friends during sleepovers at the house. steve lamar was not a suspect in his daughter's disappearance. the prosecution says video surveillance evidence shows garcia-torres had six hours to commit the crime. garcia-torres pleaded not guilty. >> thank you. the 49ers will begin interviewing perspective general manager and coaching candidates this week. york opened the new conference yesterday for apologizing for the 2-14 season. >> i apologize for the 2-14
season. i apologize for being back here again and making a change. but i think it is very important that we reestablish a championship culture. >> york spoke for about 30 minutes and hinted that former general manager and former head coach chip kelly may not have been on the same page regarding players. he stressed the need that the next gm and head coach must share similar visions on building a team. the 49ers have had four head coaches in four seasons. york was asked if he made a mistake letting jim harbaugh go back in december of 2014. >> if we're going to be judged on what we do and what we accomplish. we haven't accomplished enough. i own this football team. you don't dismiss owners. i'm sorry that that's the facts and that's the case. but that's the fact. and i'm going to do everything that i can to get this right. >> york says the team must be flexible. so he refused to say which position he would actually fill
first, coach or gm. while he did not reveal specific names he indicated that he is talking to former super bowls players and coaches about the search and hiring process. these are some of the names that the 49ers are reportedly interested in talking to for the head coach position. patriots offensive coordinators mcdaniels. he has the support of tom brady. two other candidates, tin erin enter i am coach for the bills was a running back for the niners back in the '90s. and shanahan. here is a partial list for general manager. candidates reportedly include the patriots director player personnel. analyst lewis who was drafted by the 49ers as a defensive back in '91. the niners will interview two from the green bay packers. if you missed york's news
conference or want to see it in its entirety, it is posted on ktvu.com on the home page. the time is 8:42. severe weather all across the south. a look at the damage and when more bad weather is set to come. and the wet weather here in the bay area made for a tough commute for some folks. we are starting to ease up in some areas. there are still many slow spots. we will tell you about some of them coming up. well, the rain has let up for most. but it is not done. a lot coming in out of the west. we will take a look at that and what is in store for the next couple of days and what looks like a very wet weekend.
>> powerful storms turned deadly in parts of the southeast. this is a look at the devastation left behind in alabama. >> that's where strong winds and heavy rain has left a path of destruction as well as in several other states. the south isn't the only region dealing with severe weather. kelly wright shows us the storms causing problems nationwide. >> we don't know what it was. if it was a micro burst or a tornado. >> reporter: four people are dead after a strong storm hits their home in southern alabama monday night. the severe weather sweeping across the southeast as heavy winds damage an alabama zoo with hundreds of animals near the gulf coast. >> they were in these cages and the cages were blown into the pond and they were in the water
until we could get to them. >> the winds were strong enough to rip through a subway restaurant in jackson, alabama. >> it was like a wind and very bad raining. it made like a noise like a streaking noise, something like that. and then boom. >> reporter: a fierce storm woke up a family in mississippi after a bolt of lightning struck their home, causing a fire. >> there was a big crash. i thought it was a generator. but the kitchen light was still on and my dog hopped into bed with me and licking me awake like something is wrong. >> reporter: meantime heavy snow hits the northern part of the country. with a foot of snow falling from california to north dakota. >> i love the snow. about time it came. >> reporter: with slippery road conditions difficult for drivers. >> i don't know how far we're going to go with the chains on. then we're going to end up taking them off and put them back on. yeah. it will be a while. >> reporter: authorities in
utah dealing with multiple crashes. >> the snow fell harder than we anticipated. >> reporter: the southeast is not out of the woods yet with more thunderstorms possible today. the great lake region could see snow. kelly wright, fox news. >> let's check in with alex savidge. my commute was rougher today than the last couple of weeks. >> a lot of people headed back to work or school. right off of the bat, i want to let everyone know about an issue we're tracking on hart. not a huge issue but because of the wet weather, there is a 10- minute delay across the system because of the rain coming down. keep that in mind if you're traveling by bart this morning. let's head to the roadways. we still have slow traffic on the east shore freeway coming through berglyand headed towards the -- berkeley and headed towards the maze. it is letting up a touch in the 9:00 hour. let's look at the golden gate
bridge. traffic moving along nicely. that is despite the fact that there are only three southbound lanes open this morning because of an ongoing problem that we have been telling you about with the movable median. it was damaged in some way. so they were only able to have three southbound lanes open during this morning's commute. things seem to be moving along okay. to the maps we go. here you can see that traffic is slow coming on 101 northbound up into downtown san francisco. 280 also slow as well. but things looking pretty good overall here at 8:48. steve is here with the rest of the rainy week we have in store. >> most of it. >> yep. >> that's true. >> that's true. >> more on the way this afternoon and tonight and tomorrow. it looks like a break thursday and friday. maybe really heavy rain coming in on the weekend. john update from my brother-in- law who lives above arnold at 4,000 feet. chain control down to murphy. that is low. that is down to 2100 feet.
that is really low. it looks like the level is going up though on 50 and 80. you see it is creeping up the mountain. around 2100, 2500. it will continue. i think we bottomed out yesterday. that is not the case shasta. a lot more warmer air is coming in the sacramento area. redding south, that is all rain now. same for mendocino county and lake county. nothing compared to yesterday. the levels are going up. a lot of moisture off of the coast that continues to be funnelled in here. you can see sinned sin owe county and lake county, it is lifting out of the picture. warmer air making its way in. we did have pretty impressive rain totals. scott's valley in the santa cruz mountains an inch and a third. redwood estates about an inch of rain. vallejo and fairfield two thirds. two thirds. and mount tam, 1.08. that is boulder creek country
club. thank you for that. pacifica, half an inch of rain. oakmont, .45. danville, .26. san francisco, .18. all sorts of advisories at least for one more day. a winter storm warning goes from tuesday to thursday up in the mountains. it will be a lot of snow on the go. the snow level will be coming up. we're on the drier side. moisture still working its way in. the santa cruz mountains, it continues to get funnelled in there. of much warmer than yesterday. the wind will be a huge factor tonight as another system approaches off of the oregon coast. it will take us into a wet pattern, especially for the weekend. another system taking aim at us. rainfall one to two inches between now and wednesday. a break thursday and friday. then watch what happens saturday and sunday. some of the numbers off of the chart. heavy rain by the weekend and big time snow up in the
mountains even though the snow level will be going up. rain today and tomorrow. a break most of thursday and friday. and then warmer system but rain and wind on the weekend. >> thank you, steve. major delays reported across the country at airports. the system outage that caused long lines for international travelers. it's just a date. i can stay. i'm good. i won't be late hey mom. yeah. no kissing on the first date, alright? life doesn't always stick to a plan, but with our investment expertise we'll help you handle what's next. financial guidance while you're mastering life.
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michigan. so great news from ford this morning. ringing the opening bell this morning to kick off the new year. conduent accept separating from derocks. it will be good derocks -- xerox. it will be good for both companies. 19,803 right now for the dow. the nasdaq up a quarter of a percent as well. the s&p up half a percent right now. a system outage caused major delays at airports across the country. let me show you video from sfo last night. they used backup system to try to process the international
travelers. tough time to end the holiday travel season. it took an hour and a half to get through sfo and even longer in miami. the consumer electronics show is celebrating its 50th anniversary. the combined showrooms are the equivalent of 45 football fields. highlight renewable energy, beauty products. i was just looking at the little line-up. robots. home companions are big. a lot of people get alexa and echo. picture those with arms and legs running around your house. >> i have a 3 and a 6-year-old. >> you don't need anything else running around the house. >> thank you, pam. we continue to follow the latest in the nightclub attack in turkey. coming up next, more on the suspected gunman and a selfie video that investigators are now looking at.
>> television stations in turkey are airing what investigators are calling a selfie video of the suspected gunman in the istanbul nightclub massacre. it shows the terror suspect filming himself with a cell phone in downtown istanbul. it is not clear if the video was taken before or after the new year's eve attack that killed 39 people. isis has claimed responsibility saying the mass shooting was in response to turkey's military operations against its soldiers in syria. turkish police believe the gunman who is still at large is a professional assassin. today in istanbul, people took part in what they call a peace march in honor of the victims of the shooting. they carried a banner that says we will not yield for the sake of our future as they made their way into the nightclub. they laid flowers at the memorial for the 39 people killed. it has been one month since
the devastating oakland warehouse fire. several lawsuits have begun filed against the owner and county departments. an oakland city councilman says the warehouse may have been overlooked by inspectors. he says the city will address problems at similar properties too prevent this from happening again. >> it's not just about one facility where we may have dropped the ball. but i -- as a result, there are a number of facilities or residential units that are housing residents that are in question right now. >> he says city inspectors have been making efforts to inspect other questionable buildings. george lucas will decide whether to build his museum in los angeles or san francisco. he has tried to build a museum to house his personal collection that includes 40,000 paintings, illustrations and film related items. he is financing the project himself. he will spend more than a
billion dollars to build the museum. in october, he unveiled competing designs for sites in l.a. and san francisco. >> the wet weather is here. how long will it stick around? a timeline of 49ers leadership as the team now faces more turmoil. >> the new head coach of the san francisco 49ers, mike nolan. plus, the search for a new team of myth busters. >> a few more hours to make a capacitor. >> well, first day of training of 2017. >> yeah. >> and the markets are jumping right into it. a lot of green on the board. a lot of green on storm tracker 2. we had a lot of rain earlier this morning. more expected throughout the day here in the bay area. that means also a lot of snow up there. good day to go back to work and stay inside if you