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>> we're live on 888 where a heavily used exit has been closed for six hours, all because chemicals spilled on to the freeway. we will have a live update on how it is expected to be closed and why the driver that caused this is in trouble. >> there's more rain falling across the bay area. we will look how the recent storms have impacted california's drought conditions. mornings on 2 continues. >> another wet drive into the office for all of us. thursday morning, january 12th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> let's go to steve paulson who has lots of stories and lots of pictures to show you. >> i have a radar to show you. it is raining. although this is not a big system. but it is producing colder air which in turn is giving us snow up in lake town county and st. helena. some of that is definitely turning into snow as the cold
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works its way in. 30s reported to the north. there is the system rotating around. not a lot to the system but enough to give you more garden variety shower activity or rain. still quarter inch to three quarters of an inch. the system will work its way south before giving us occasional rain. bursts of moderate to heavy. the pass, it is heading that direction. east san jose foothills, down to the santa clara valley. of course where they don't need it, in the santa cruz mountains. and then the winter storm warning continues for the sierra. at least the blizzard warning has ended. napa and santa rosa at 42 degrees. the cold air is kicking in. there it is. the low will move to southern california this afternoon and tonight. a possibility of an isolated thunder shower. 50s on the temps. sal, what do you have? what do you want to start with? >> i want to start with some of
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the slow traffic that we have because of the wet commute. it is a little slower today because of the wet commute. and you will see that the traffic will be busy coming around the curve to the bay bridge toll plaza. 25 to 30-minute delay as you get on to the bridge. also looking at some -- the toll plaza directly here from our camera. it is crowded. the carpool lanes are getting through. i want to show you more slow traffic on 580. that is beginning to get into the livermore area. 580 as you drive over to livermore. 680 is also slow as you drive out of dublin pleasanton and down the grade. at mission boulevard, there is a trouble spot. a truck carrying pool chemicals crashed this morning, spilling hazardous -- potentially hazardous materials on the road. the exit is crucial to the commute. it has been closed for hours.
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janine de la vega is at the scene. you just got an update as to when the road will reopen. >> reporter: yeah, i did, sal. chp had estimated this would be open back up here right at 7:00 a.m. but that's not happening. the sergeant told us that now they expect that to be delayed for about an hour. this is northbound 880, mission boulevard exit. people use this to connect to 680. you can see caltrans right now, they brought in new sandbar he wills that are there at the off- ramp that were destroyed in an earlier crashed. they have replaced the sandbar he wills. now they need to fill them up with sand. that will take time. let's go to video from earlier this morning. it happened around 1:00 a.m. a truck slammed into the sandbar he wills and the off- ramp at mission boulevard on 880. two gallons of sulfuric acid spilled on to the lanes but it
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did not go into the storm drain. a hazardous materials team came out and cleaned up the road. the driver was arrested for driving under the influence. in the last hour, two cars crashed into the initial crash scene. neither of the vehicle drivers were injured. but the chp is warning female to slow down -- warning people to slow down here. there are orange cones set up. we have our safety vests on. caltrans is in bright yellow suits. still try to be safe out there. we see people slowing down along 880. again, this wiprobably slow down the commute. one of marin county's busiest roads is still closed this morning. it is near the stone tree golf club. flood waters engulfed all lanes of highway 37. the water is four feet high. some drivers abandoned their
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cars because the water was too deep. no timetable when the road will reopen. some drivers are relieved that highway 17 is reopened this morning. it took almost a day to clean up the mud along the highway. it took hours to clear for the road. that made for a miserable evening commute. the biggest problem is they couldn't easily contain the mud. when one section was cleared, more of the muddy mess would slip down on to the road. in guerneville, the russian river has crested at 7 feet abovflood stage. now they're waiting to see if it will start receding. we have been watching alex savidge bring us reports from guerneville throughout the morning, really throughout the week. he will have another report in 25 minutes. the big sink hole that opened up in orinda yesterday may take three weeks to fix.
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it opened up on miner roads. two sewer s also broke. they have to be replaced. miner road is shut down. delays are expected in the area. the city of benecia is cleaning up after the lake herman reservoir overflowed tuesday night. itswamped homes and the drainage system in the city. it forced businesses in industrial park to evacuate. benecia has declared a local emergency. that allows the city to apply for state and federal aid. well, down in southern california one of the longest roads in the hollywood hills is close. a concrete patioall the way down that hillside. the people who live in the home were evacuated. now, there were no homes directly under that road, just sheer cliff. so no one was hurt. but the home has been red tagged, meaning it's not safe for anyone to go in there. now the foundation of the home could collapse. emergency crews can't say that
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the rainstorm caused that patio to collapse, but a fire captain on the scene says after five years of drought and then several days of rainstorms, the weather is probably a factor. well, the storm has been devastating and deadly. there is good news to come from it to relate to the california drought. federal monitors just announced a short time ago that 42% of california has emerged from the five-year drought. storms this week broad the sierra nevada to the heaviest snow in six years and hit parts of northern california with the most rain we have seen in two decades. governor jerry brown will likely wait until june to see if the drought emergency will be lifted. the u.s. drought monitor released these before and now here comes the after picture of the drought situation. you can see on the far side all of the dark red. that shows what the state was like in the middle of extreme drought conditions, especially in southern california. of course you compare that to a
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year ago. you see -- you compare that to today and you don't see as much dark red across the map. the dark red meant exceptional drought. half of our state, all in the central and southern regions, though remains in a severe drought situation or worse. quick reminder if you head to the ktvu weather app you will find the latest on your forecast. go to the app store and download it. most of us drink it and depend on it to get started. how much do you spend on coffee? up next, a report that shows most people would rather have coffee than save money for retirement. good morning. we are seeing that traffic will be busy as you're driving around the bay. it is getting a little better at the bay bridge. but it is a wet commute and that is slowing things down. more of a nuisance rain than a pounding rain. thank goodness. we don't want more but we're
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>> 7:12. take a look back at the opening bell. it started the trading day on wall street. pam cook is back with us. we will turn to her for money business. >> lots to talk about. health care stocks dropped after the press conference of president-elect trump yesterday morning. he said big pharmaceutical companies are, quote, getting away with murder and charging high prices. tech stocks are doing well. i want to give you the numbers quickly. the s&p 500, dow and nasdaq are all down this morning after pretty big gains yesterday. but we will keep watching those numbers. another topic of conversation on wall street is president- elect donald trump's business dealings. for more on that, we go to
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hillary vaughn from fox business news. hillary, some people not happy about how he plans to separate himself from his business when he is president. who is disputing the plans and what would they like to see. >> reporter: good morning, pam. here is the deal, president- elect trump said yesterday that his sons, don junior and eric trump, would be in charge of the trump organization and he would be completely removing himself. he felt that would satisfy any concerns of a conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest moving forward. he also added that they wouldn't do any foreign deals while he is in office. he mentioned a deal he just turned down which was a $2 billion deal in dubai that he said was with a businessman there. here is the deal. the ethics committee still is not happy with this. they're saying essentially his decisions to remove himself mean nothing and don't satisfy any concerns that they have. they still think that he has major conflicts of interest.
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here is something that trump raised yesterday, he doesn't have to do any of this as you president he is exempt from any concerns. they called him out saying that other presidents have done more to remove themselves from their businesses. we also haven't had a business that had such a large business and such large amounts of capital. they were saying the ethics committee would like him to put it in a blind trust. he brought his lawyer on stage to explain that isn't feasible and, quote, a nonstarter. it seems this is what trump is willing to do to assuage any concerns. but the ethics people are still not satisfied. >> yeah. add you said, this is the first time that we've had a president with so many business dealings. a lot of conflict of interest topics to continue. thank you, hillary van, from our fox business bureau. we're talking about coffee this morning. the price of some coffee is going up. smucker is raising the price of
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folgers and dunk indonuts coffee due to an increase in green coffee costs. some people buy it occasionally, others every single day. have you ever thought exactly how much it is costing you? more than 45% of 18 to 23 year olhave spent more on coffee than investing in their retirement accounts. about 35% of 24-35-year-olds did the same thing. >> i'm not putting money away. i'm not making money. maybe that shift towards people in school longer and going back to school could be connected. >> more than 50% of millennials don't feel properly trained when it comes to managing their finances and they think more should be done to teach people that in school. an average cup of regular coffee by the way, $2.10 a cup. of course we see all of those
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very fancy extravagant coffees. i will say, it definitely is a younger generation. the teenagers in my house all want to go to starbucks. >> i have a little sister 10 years younger than i am and she has probably spent thousands on nice coffee. i buy nice beans but brew it at home. >> to think they're spending more on coffee than investing on retirement is alarming. >> i'm going to talk to her about her 401(k). she is good about that too. a good reminder, pam. >> sal is right over there. you're watching highway 24 and everything else. everybody behaving for you. >> yeah. sort of. if you're looking at the commute today, dave and gasia, and looking at highway 24, you will see it and say it is slow but normal slow. it is is kind of what you normally see. it may be extra slow. nothing like it was two days ago when we had an hour commute from walnut creek to oakland. maybe an hour and a half for
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some right in the thick of it. today it is more like 25 to 30 minutes, which is in the scope of normal. i also have to remind people that if you are driving and your windshield wipers are in full operation, your headlights must be on, even during the daytime. you could get a ticket if that doesn't happen. it's because it's easier for other people to see you. for other people to see your car or truck. let's move along and look at the bay bridge toll plaza as you drive out to the macarthur maze. it is backed up there. it is about a 25-minute delay getting on to the bridge. i do want to talk about northbound 880. you just heard janine say the ramp will stay closed until about 8:00. maybe a little later than that. northbound 880 at mission, it is causing a delay northbound and also southbound. people are kind of slowing down southbound to take a look at what is going on over there. and this has become a traffic issue. 7:17. let's bring steve in here with today's forecast. >> sal, we talked about this.
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evan took drone video. >> yes. >> we're working on that to try to show it to you. he wanted to point out with those familiar with the lake, the islands are gone. by that he means they're under water. >> okay. >> okay. >> i mean the water level is incredible. if you're used to certain areas as boundaries, they're gone. >> okay. >> they're under water. we're getting to that. thank you, evan. not only that but a lot of mudslides, rock slides in and around the lake area. so we will try to get that in the next half hour or so. incredible amounts of water as you might imagine. we're also getting snow. yes, sir, snow up there in the mountains. cob mountain a couple of reports coming in from cob. i know st. helena. some on highway 29. a cold, cold rain is what i'm hearing around kelseyville. that's the leading edge of the cold air working its way in. our system had more punch earlier. it is hit and miss now.
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my least favorite word is showers. but that's what we're getting right know. it is either raining or it's not. napa valley, kathy, just got back from walking the dog. it is raining. picked up another half inch of rain since midnight. cold and i smell like a wet dog. tmi, kathy. thank you for that. get that dog smell off you. mount tam .85. have a lay atwo thirds. el cerrito has half an inch of rain. other locations checking in with 24-hour rainfall. that's all you can do mill valley, three quarters of an inch. probably a good thing. lexington reservoir half inch of rain. if you haven't seen, by the way, i mean from the spillway all the way to, incredible amount of water. we've been seeing video of that as well. napa, .44. san francisco, that's downtown, .39. san jose with .38, beating oakland at a quarter of an
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inch. still very, very high. russian river, guerneville. at least it peaked out. the trend will be to take it down. not a lot of rain in the mix. at least we will see the rivers recede. this system -- most of the rain was overnight here. some hit and miss shower activity. lake tahoe, honestly, i showed a picture earlier from kirkwood at the top of the chair lift is where they're standing. right, dave. we saw that. >> incredible. >> at the top of the chair lift is where they're standing on the new snow. nine feet of new snow. ma'am agent has had 16 feet. winter storm warning until 4:00 today. some of the snowfall is amazing. north of i-80, the drought is over. yeah. i would think so. i think so. and don't come back either. i don't -- believe me, four years of being bored to tears and finally something. too much of a good thing?
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yes but we are getting a break after this system. contra costa county out to tracy and the east san jose foothills and morgan hill and san jose mountains they are still getting rain there. but it's not torrential. you see the low circulation behind it. we will have a look at that on the water vapor loop. 40s on the testimonies. 30s to the north. lots of 40s here. scott's valley 42. gilroy, 42. there are 30s. you get up to 10,000 feet in the santa cruz mountains. see the last few systems came in from west to east. this is coming north to south. that's why it's a little different. it's the last in the series as well. and it has a little bit of punch but just a garden variety system more so. with so much rain on top of us, nothing is good right now. at least it's a weaker system heading into central california and southern california picking
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up rain. upper 40s for some. i would think to the north if you're around 1500, 20,000 feet, it will be a cold day. the lows will dip into the upper 20s, maybe for a few 30s. and you know what that means. >> ice. >> there's going to be ice on the weekend. so be careful late night, early morning. >> that's dangerous. >> if -- i took a hike yesterday. there is water coming out of the hills. >> we did that. my family. i was in bed sick. >> some of that will turn to ice. >> the pictures are amazing of the water falls. >> thank you, steve. the vote to repeal the affordable care act. the late night senate vote that is the first step to dismantle obamacare. ?q
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>> the time is 7:25. senate republicans have taken the first step to repeal obamacare. >> it will be repeal and replace. will most like be object the same day or the same week. it could be the same hour. >> that's what president-elect donald trump said yesterday about his vision for dismantling the affordable care act. early this morning, the senate passed a budget measure, a necessary step to start the repeal process. some republicans in congress are apprehensive about repealing before they have a plan to replace obamacare. tell us what you think by posting a comment to facebook and tweet us using #ktvu.
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president-elect donald trump's nominee for cia director has a senate confirmation marrying today. he is is a west point graduate, army veteran and member of the house intelligence committee. ben carson also has his confirmation hearing today. mr. trump wants him to be secretary of housing and urban development. carson says he understands housing and security because of his experience growing up in detroit with a single mother. the president-elect announce rudy giuliani will share his expertise and insight as a trusted friend on security problems. he asked him to help out with cyber security because of his long career in law enforcement and providing security solutions in the private sector. flooding and mudslides across the bay area. the clean-up underway following days of major storms. after one month after the deadly ghost ship warehouse fire, the order issued by the
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oakland mayor in hopes of improving the safety of other buildings in the city.
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>> 7:29. we continue to watch the rain and the radar as it is lit up in green and the rain continues to fall across the bay area. this hour is not that big block of green we showed you yesterday at that time. it is easing a little bit. a temporary end is in site. steve paulson will give you a
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quick look at san francisco's skyline. the ever changing skyline. you can see the sales force tower cranes raising their arms up in the air. blue and pink in the sunrise. what a pretty picture. we pull back farther and we see the dark clouds. >> yes. >> we're not done with the rain. i'm gasia mikaelian. welcome back. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. a couple of rain drops. i ran outside. a little wet but not raining. >> no. it is decreasing here. >> yeah. >> the snow pictures though are coming in. >> amazing. >> amazing. let's get right to it here. known as skiswam on twitter. 7 feet on my deck in truckee. snow cleared on january 3rd. this is what has fallen since then. now above the slider. camera is above the door and the transome window. 7 feet. kirkwood has had 9, by the way. nine feet of snow. the snow pictures will continue
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for some. even up into lake county and even the sierra. shasta, would love to hear from somebody up in shasta. some areas above 3,000 feet, it looks like the rain is winding down. the system is losing its punch. it doesn't mean we're completely done. still some hit and miss, garden variety activity. over by the pass, it looks like it is moving over that right now. back into the east san jose foothills and also san jose down to the santa clara valley and the santa cruz mountain. a lot less than we saw an hour and a half, two hours ago. the low will continue to work its way to southern california. cold air is working its way in. that's for sure. in fact some 40s and a few 30s in the santa cruz mountains when you get above 2,000 feet. that's northerly wind. ushering in a chilly air mass here. the source is going down towards southern california. we will be on the drier side by this afternoon. we will also be on the colder side. l.a. is getting rain. and the whole state is getting
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rain. 50s on the temps. sal. >> you know, i always listen to you but i haven't because i have been so busy -- it's all about me lately. >> i know the feeling, steve. >> yes. >> i've had a list of traffic closures. >> sal, quick question. >> yes. >> crow canyon road, do you have anything on that. >> we had a closure there. i will have to double check. but yesterday for a good portion of the day it was closed over the hill because of debris and rocks on the road. i have to double check to make sure it is open now. i haven't seen it on the list. i don't want to say it is completely open until i double check. 680 which you can use to get around it and 580 and wide open, steve. if you happen to be on san ramon freeway, get over the hill that way you can do it. i will get back to you because when you snap your fingers, i jump. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza now. traffic is going to be busy as you drive here into san francisco. i can show that you traffic is
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moving along relatively well. once you get on to the bridge. however, getting to the bridge is another matter, isn't it? traffic will be slow. but it is going to be okay. you know what, i see the entry -- i'm talking about steve's canyon lake drive at prospect avenue in contra costa county. that's something different. i have to look for it, steve. i want to look at san mateo bridge. this is better than the last few days. i can actually see the peninsula from here. the traffic is moving well. let's look at contra costa county. 680 backed up from 242. 24 is slow. not as bad as a few days ago. i want to mention 880 at mission, slow traffic in both directions even though it's the off-ramp that is closed. highway 37 is closed in novato between 101. both directions the water has just not receded. we just checked with chp and they said we just have to wait. nothing else to do.
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7:33, in guerneville, entire neighborhoods are under water. people who live there are waiting for the russian river levels to drop. alex savidge is live in guerneville this morning where people are going through the fourth day of this flooding. alex. >> reporter: good morning, sal. certainly the flooding is back here in the guerneville area. but a lot of people we're talking to say they feel lucky that the water stopped rising. let me show you the scene here. we're along old river road. you can see that you still have a lot of neighborhoods. this hotel, for example, surrounded by standing water and cut off here. you can see the home over to the right. this home raised up here and the people have been staying inside the home. they stayed behind even as flood waters continued to rise. thankfully the russian river is beginning to recede. it could be at about flood stage by late tonight. the rain swollen river crested at about six feet above flood stage. close to 38 feet. this is the view from sky fox
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that shows entire neighborhoods under water. the river and nearby creeks have merged in many spots. that has left many homes accessible only by boat, canoe or kayak. that's how a lot of folks are getting around. they are actually using canoes and kayaks to get to the store and get supplies and get back home. other people have evacuated their homes. again, a lot of people stayed behind. those who did say they are glad to see that the river level is beginning to drop. >> just a couple more feet would have been significant for us. and it looks like we're going to just get away with a bit of mildew now. we should be good. >> reporter: and all around town, a lot of roads are flooded out. and a lot of drivers have been ignoring the road closed signs and trying to drive through the out. ing water, only to stall that has forced local firefighters to come in and have to rescue them. frustrating situation. obviously they need the
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firefighters to be on stand by for serious emergencies. we bring you back out here to a live picture. this is river road. you can see a lot of stores still surrounded by standing water. once the water begins to recede and go down, there will be a lot of damage to businesses and homes and cars in the area. certainly the clean-up will be an extensive process. beyond just the flooding, another big issue they're worried about up here, the landslide. the soil as we have been talking about is so saturated. they've had a lot of small slides. one significant slide that forced 7 homes to be red tagged in this area. they're worried about more of the hills giving way here in the coming days. that's another big concern in this area. >> alex, before you go, talk briefly about how was it for you guys getting around? you're moving from spot to spot where you can. >> reporter: yeah, you know, we should really point out that we oftentimes tend to stand in the areas that look the worse.
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there are whole neighborhoods that are cut off and are overtaken by the flood waters. but the main roads through town, for example, the one we just showed you here, river road and the downtown area of guerneville, you can see, traffic is moving along. you can get through town pretty easily, all things considered. and the flood waters did not go so high that it impacted the downtown area. >> okay. >> reporter: that was the concern. they dodged that bullet here. alex savidge in guerneville, thank you. to truckee where people are recovering after the massive snowstorm. after days of being locked inside. some locals were able to venture out last night. some areas, power is still out. crews are working nonstop to make repairs. interstate 80 in the sierra is back open. the combination of storm and low visibility prompted caltrans to close 70 miles from colfax to the nevada state
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line. chains are still required on 80 and 50. masser county sheriff's office twd this picture, this video. it shows what is left of morton road in the community of alta west of blue canyon. the snow in the sierra has borders and seres excited not all of the resorts have been able to open because of too much snow because of avalanche risk. the roads are open to drivers with chains. now the resorts have to hurry up and get ready for the first big holiday weekend of the year. the upcoming three-day weekend could but borders and seres. the weather is expected to be great. now it's a matter of getting the hills and lifts in shape after getting as much as 12 feet of snow in the past week. the time is now 7:38. oakland mayor libby schaaf wants new rules of regulations to protect people in warehouse spaces like the ghost ship warehouse. allie rasmus is in the fruitvale neighborhood where 36
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people died in the ghost ship warehouse fire. >> reporter: in an executive order, schaaf referred to the ghost ship firement because of the fallouts from it, landlords are putting greater scrutiny on tenants and those who live in unpermitted warehouse spaces like this one are being forced out of their homes. she is attempting to stop some of those evictions. you will recall 36 people died in the warehouse on 31st and international in oakland known as the ghost ship. more than a dozen people were living in the industrial space. the fire happened when a crowd of people inside enjoying an unpermitted dance party, the fire occurred, and the people were trapped and parished in the fire. the executive order calls for officials to take up to 60 days to work with landlords to make warehouses safer to live in instead of evicting the people who live there. according to the san francisco chronicle schaaf endorsed a
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measure to increase the fees landlords would have to pay to remove tenants. the relocation fees under the proposal would nearly double from what they are now to $6,500 for a tenant in a studio or one bedroom unit. $8,000 in relocation payments to tenants who have to move out of a two bedroom unit. the mayor is to discourage landlords from using liability and safety concerns to force people out of their homes. we reached out to the mayor and the council woman's office this morning. we are waiting to hear back from them. i spoke with a councilman who represents the district and he cosponsored the relocation fee ordinance with kaplan. today just before 11:00, city council committee will meet to discuss the ordinance and move it forward. and he says by the end of this admonition he believes the full city council could vote and likely pass that relocation fee ordinance. back to you guys.
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>> thank you, allie rasmus. ktvu anchor frank mallicoat sat down with an east bay firefighter who described in very strong words the grim job he had of recovering bodies from the ghost ship warehouse. >> nobody should ever be able to see even one victim. that night, i saw ten. somethin off inside of me. it still affects me. >> for the first time lieutenant tate started speaking publicly about the tragedy and how it affected him. he saw up close the young couple, alex vega and mikaela gregory who died holding on to each other. >> when they were removing the rubble and we saw what it was -- what the true scene was, i for some weird reason, my mind goes right to my wife. and that's what i would do.
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>> the lieutenant says first responders are burdened by what he calls imaginary but emotionally powerful backpacks. as they respond to tragedies their backpack gets filled with emotions and with stress. now, he told his crew from time to time open your backpacks, talk about what you're feeling to a friend rapist. because the victims died of smoke inhalations, their bodies were still unrecognizable. the lieutenant says it was heart wrenching to see the bodies and then later go home, watch what was on the news, the photos of the victims, seeing what they looked like when they were alive. we will have more of frank's full report coming up in our 9:00 hour. r. the time is 7:42. hiring freeze in oakland schools. the major cut to the school district and the reason behind them. good morning. we are looking at a commute where traffic is going to be slow. however, things are improving. especially now that it has stopped raining.
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we will tell you more about the commutes straight ahead. and we do have a little bit of a break here. look at that. look at that. a little sun in there. how about that. we could use some. we will get a break over the weekend. it will also get colder. take one.
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>> superintendent antoine wilson is ordering a freeze on hiring worker who's are not teachers or other essential district personnel according to the east bay times. he has other spending cuts in the proposal. that could mean consolidating some schools that share campuses but not administrations. next school year another $21 million in spending cuts will
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also be needed. the reasons include a gap in state funding and declining enrollment. the mayors of san francisco and seattle met last night to talk about homelessness. the two posted photos of their talk on social media. the forum was held up at seattle university. they talked about the challenges of tackling the homelessness crisis. san francisco is spending $240 million. but that's not enough. the challenges include affordable housing subpoena some homeless are addicted to drugs. trying to get help and treatment in one spot. the centers allow pets and spouses. the time is 7:46. the san diego chargers may announce as early as today that they're moving to los angeles. the team's owner, on the right, he called a staff that is scheduled to start in less than 15 minutes from now. he is expected to tell employees he is moving the chargers to l.a. where they will share a stadium with the rams. the chargers have been in san
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diego for 56 years. now reportedly the plan is for the chargers to play at the 30,000 seat stub hub center in carson, california just outside of los angeles for the next two seasons until the $2.6 billion rams stadium is completed. now the chargers move could probably block the raiders from moving back to los angeles. now, while moving to san diego is now an option, raiders owner mark davis is still committed to moving to las vegas. he talked about his plan to an nfl owners committee yesterday in new york. now, davis wouldn't talk about it after that meeting but the other owners told reporters that mark davis is close to making a decision. the raiders have until february 15th to file relocation papers. the nfl owners say they could move to las vegas and build a stadium without the $650 million investment of casino boss sheldon attleson who wants
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to own a piece of the raiders. we will help you get out the door. today's traffic, as rough as it is, is the best we have seen it all week. >> you're right about that. by the way, a viewer tweeted me asking if silverado trail is open. yes, it is. i got off with the napa sheriffs captain and the napa sheriff's office. it has reopened all the way through, even through the pratt lane area. so that's your answer there. and, steve, your answer is crow canyon road did reopen before the morning commute. that's why it wasn't on the cad system. i called around just to make sure. and it is open. and i actually have confirmed that for you. so if you can use it today, you can use it today. you can also use the freeway. let's go out to the bay bridge toll plaza and show you what we have here. the traffic is going to be moving along relatively well for the morning commute. i want to qualify that because it looks like a normal morning commute here of about a 25- minute delay before you make it on to the bridge. also mention that 880 north and
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southbound is now a little busy coming out of san north. it starts to slow in hayward south all the way down to fremont where they have a ramp clhbound 880 at mission boulevard. and people are slowing down to take a look at the ramp closure on the other side of the freeway. let's look at 37 in novato. that is still closed. highway 37 between and 101, they're waiting for the water to recede. it hasn't yet. hence the closure. >> i've been promising it. now we have deliver. >> all right. >> the drone video around the lake. when he talked about it, people may not understand that the islands are gone. look at that. some areas pop up from there. >> yes. >> i believe 121, 128, i'm not sure if he is on the spanish bay flat side or over towards the cove or dam, if you know the area you know what he is talking about. that is an incredible amount of
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water. thank you, evan, showing lake baressa. i've never seen it fuller. thank you, evan. i'm sure the first of many, many reservoir levels coming in. you know what, our system is logs a little bit of umph but producing snow up in cobb. but you can see just sitting right over cobb mountain, around hidden valley lake and i'm sure there are other reports coming in as well. here comes the colder air. things are quieting down north bay. thank goodness. we will take it. rain out towards discovery pay. tracy and the ultima pass. gilroy. it has pushed to the east of that. things have quieted down in the santa cruz mountains. we need a break. we're going to get a break. but it will get much colder. see the low circulating right there? it will work its way towards southern california.
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40s on the temps. upper 30s in the santa cruz mountains. out of the north is the wind direction. you can get a good idea of the low. this is different from the last couple systems. they came out of the west and southwest. this is coming out of the northerly trajectory. it doesn't have a lot of moisture with it. we picked up three quartersof an inch of rain. it is heading towards southern california. we are on the back side of this late morning, early afternoon. 50s on the temps. watch out, though, cold airy calls so much water there's going to be isolate night and early morning on some of the highways, dave. >> thank you, steve. the time is 7:51. we're also telling you about scams targeting the elderly in some cases, cheating them out of their life savings. ahead of the lunar new year's celebrations, the scam warnings. as ceo of exxonmobile...
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>> inside of a dirty building that was supposed to be vacant. yesterday morning's raid was at 67th and bancroft in east oakland. a ktvu news camera gave us a close look inside. authorities found 28 people, including a 5-year-old child living there illegally. investigators say the bad smelling conditions were unsanitary and that guns, drugs and slot machines were seized. >> i'll call this a victory.
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this was a recipe for disaster here that was averted. >> officials say just like the ghost ship warehouse, this is another example of a supposedly vacant building being used for something else. the property manager says she was surprised to hear that people had occupied that building. that 5-year-old child by the way has been turned over to child protective services. in the meantime people in campbell arrested a man who robbed the same bank twice. the chase bank on south winchester boulevard was the target. the first was on october 28th. the second on december 20th. avalos was arrested. he is on parole for robbery and lives just a block away from the bank. he is now at the santa clara county main jail facing two counts of robbery. well, a muni investigation continues now in san francisco after a body was found on the tracks in an underground tunnel. people are hoping that surveillance video will help explain what happened.
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this is being investigated as a deadly collision. it was first reported at 3:00 p.m. the man's body was found between the castro and church street stations. that caused widespread delays throughout the morning commute. san francisco city leaders are warning about scams ahead of the chinese lunar new year's celebrations. they were passing out flyers yesterday in china town. one particular scam is a so- called blessing scam. it typically targets older women. it involves thieves offering to ward off evil spirits by blessing a bag of the victim's money and other valuables. but in the end, they swap out the bag full of money with an empty one. >> we had a woman who was -- she worked in basically janitorial services at a restaurant for over 20 years, saving money for the education
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of her child. she has collected about $20,000. understand this is someone working for minimum wage all her life. she gave up her entire life savings during the blessing camp. >> cultural issues and fears of being deported may keep victims from reporting crimes. city officials want to remind people that san francisco is a sanctuary city. come forward with crimes regardless of immigration status. time to check in with mike and gasia. >> thank you, dave. a wet commute across much of the bay area. coming up next, crashes on interstate 880 this morning, including one that created a hazmat concern. >> also more rain falling across the bay area. we will look how the recent storms have impacted california's drought condition.
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>> we're live in fremont on 880 where there's a crash and chemical spill. we will have an update on the traffic impact. and one of the north bay's busiest roadways feeling the effects of all of the storms. the latest on the highway 37 closure. mornings on 2 continues now. >> this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> and we continue to keep an eye on storm tracker 2 and all of the rain that continues to fall in parts of the bay area this morning. as we give you a live look outside at the oakland estuary. this time last year, 97% of the state was in a drought. now just 42% of california is drought free. good news coming from federal officials on this thursday morning. welcome back to mornings on 2. it is thursday, january 12th. i'm mike mibach. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. you can still see rain drops on
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the camera right here at the oakland estuary behind us. steve, the rain is moving out but lingers a bit. >> that is correct. i-80 north, drought is over. >> yeah. >> see you late. >> get out of here. >> don't come back any time soon either. we've had enough of you. we're the middle of january. we still have february and march to go. we will see. we need a break. we're going to get a break. but gasia is right, lingering shower activity. not a lot. but colder air is working its way in. there is snow up on cobb. i know that and a couple other places. st. helena, over 29. and i'm sure there will be more reports coming in. if it's not snow, it's a cold rain. they have pushed east and south out of the area. heading over towards the valley. in the santa clara valley, they will get a break. we need a break. we're not completely done yet but the worse is over here. 40s on the temps.
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34 up in kelseyville. northwest napa, 42. some very cold air coming in down out of the north. that will filter in over the next few days. not a strong system but every system has produced rain. this one is right on top of us. we could get instability out of this or a thunder shower or two. the low will be on its way slowly towards southern california but not before we get off and on rain and colder temps. you will feel that. 50s on the highs. 8:02. sal, do you have good news? >> we do have good news. we're going to get to it in a moment. i want to start with my list so i don't forget anything. i think a lot of people are relying on me. we will start in marin county on highway 37. unfortunately this is not the good news you're waiting for. highway 37 is still closed between atherton avenue and highway 101 in both directions because the water has not receded. they can't pump it away. they have to wait for the water to recede to reopen the road. highway 4 is still slow. 680 is also slow as well.
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as you drive from concord to walnut creek. 24 just moderate on the way over to the tunnel. i want to get to the bay bridge because we had a stalled vehicle just after treasure island in one of those middle lanes. they're trying to remove it. but traffic is slower than it was. it's at least a 30-minute delay re you make it on to the bridge. a section of interstate 880, this is 880 in oakland, this traffic is moving well. southbound. northbound is slow as you can see past the coliseum. a section of 880 in fremont has been closed for hours following a truck crash that caused a hazmat scare. janine de la vega is here at the scene. and apparently there is good news here. >> reporter: yeah, sal. about three minutes ago, this exit, mission boulevard off of northbound 880 opened up. so no longer impacting traffic here. it was a big deal because a lot of people use this to connect to 680. it had been closed for around 7
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hours. this happened around 1:00 a.m. a truck slammed into the guardrail and barrels and pool chemicals were on board. the chp estimates about two gallons of sulfuric acid spills on to the lanes but it didn't go into storm drains so no environmental impact. a hazmat team had to come out and clean up the road. the man driving the truck was arrested by the chp for driving under the influence. also while this was happening, there were two cars that collided right in front of the initial crash scene. no one was injured but the chp wants people to slow down in the rain. whenever you see the orange closures. the reason it took so long is they had to wait for the clean- up crews to arrive but after that they want today replace the sandbar he wills that were damaged in the crash and it took time to fill up the sand. an important barrier here that helped the driver. he had no injuries. back to you in the studio.
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>> thank you, ne. as we heard sal say at the top, highway 37 in novato is ed between 101 and atherton avenue. a few feet of water covered all four languages along sections of 37. some drivers had to abandon their cars because the water was so deep. no timetable when it will reopen. highway 17 near los gatos is reopened this morning. it took an entire day to clean up the mudslide after mud covered 50 feet of one lane. it took hours to clear the road which made for a miserable evening commute. workers say the biggest problem is they could not contain easily the mud. as soon as one section of highway was cleared, more of the muddy mess would just slip down on to the roadway. the big sink hole in orinda that opened up yesterday may take three weeks to fix. it is about 42 feet wide, 15 feet deep. it opened up at miner road. two sewer lines also broke. they have to be repaired.
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expect delays in that area. now to the city of benecia where they are cleaning up after the lake herman reservoir overflowed into a local creek tuesday night, swamping homes and the drainage system of the city. it forced businesses to evacuate in the industrial park. benecia is declaring a local emergency so they can apply for state and federal aid. to southern california where one of the longest roads in the hollywood hills is closed after a concrete patio fell down the hillside. now, there are no homes beneath the road, just a shear cliff. no one was hurt but the home has been red tagged. that means it is unsafe to enter because the foundation could collapse. emergency crews can't say the rainstorm caused the patio to collapse but a fire captain says five years of drought and several days of rain, weather is likely a factor. while the storms have been devastating, it is good news for the drought. 42% of california has emerged
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from a five-year drought. storms this week brought the sierra its heaviest snow in six years. and hit parts of northern california with more rain than in two decades. state officials say governor brown will likely wait until spring to decide whether to lift the three-year drought emergency. and we want to give you a look at how much things have actually changed over the pa year. the u.s. drought monitor released these before and after pictures of the drought situation. you can see one side shows what the state looks like today. ost of the extreme drought conditions in southern california. compare that to a year ago when you saw a lot more extreme drought conditions across much of the state. the u.s. drought monitor says half the state, all in the central and southern regions, remain in severe drawing or worse. a reminder on the ktvu app, you will find radar, current conditions and the forecast. search for you ktvu weather to download it. at 8:30, the clean-up underway following the storm. a vote to repeal the
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affordable care act. up next, late night senate vote. that's the first step to dismantling obamacare. good morning. we still have plenty of slow traffic out there this morning. we're looking at highway 24. it's been raining and it is slow. not as bad as a few days ago but still a little bit of a challenge. we will tell you more coming up. well, the last system at least in this series we might get a break tuesday night or wednesday. but a little more rain left. but almost done here with this pattern. woman: college today. career tomorrow at the peralta colleges. sign up for classes today at one of our four colleges. berkeley city college, college of alameda, laney college and merritt college. classes start january 23rd. we have so many ways for you to get ahead. financial aid, thousands of classes to choose from, tutoring and so much more. college today. career tomorrow. sign up for classes right now at peralta dot edu.
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>> thank you barack for proving you're not a lame duck. [laughter] >> but my very own silver fox. [cheering and applause] >> last night, first lady michelle obama appeared on the tonight show with jimmy fallon where she joined him in thank you note writing. he thanked her for being a good sport for many appearances on his show. former mayor giuliani will help trump on security problems. mr. trump says he asked him to help out with cyber security because of his long career in law enforcement and providing security solutions in the private sector. republicans took the first step to repeal affordable care
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act. it follows a fiery news conference by president-elect trump that we brought you yesterday in the 8:00 hour. doug luzader has details from washington, d.c. >> reporter: this vote overnight in the senate was largely along party lines. it is the first step in a process to repeal obamacare as the trump takeover continues. continues. >> can you give us a question. >> don't be -- >> can you give us a question. >> i'm not going to give you a question. you are fake news. >> reporter: classic donald trump at his first press conference yesterday in almost six months, singling out some news outlets for the roles they played in reports that russian intelligence agencies had embarrassing information about trump. >> that is something that nazi germany would have done and did do. >> reporter: explosive charges on both sides as trump lashed out at the intelligence community where he intended to focus on these documents that separate him from his business
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interests. >> finally obamacare, i thought it wasn't going to be asked. >> reporter: he talked about repealing and replacing obamacare. >> you are stealing health care from americans. i vote no. >> reporter: over the objections of democrats, republicans in the senate last night began to work on the repeal portion, passing a measure that will allow them to eliminate critical parts of obamacare with the same party line process that democrats used to pass it into law. >> is putin a war criminal. >> i would not use that term. >> reporter: trump's pick for secretary of state, former exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson took fire from democrats and some republicans over his business dealings with russia. and three other potential nominees will also begin that confirmation process today. general james mattis for secretary of defense. mike pompeii to head the cia and ben carson for housing and urban development. now, of those three, ben carson may be the one who faces the
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most resistance. he is an acclaimed neurosurgeon but does not have government experience. and that is something that democrats are almost certain to focus on. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. in regard to obamacare, we would like it know from you this morning, do you support the plan to repeal the affordable care act? and why or why not? let us know what you think by posting a comment on facebook or tweet us using #ktvu. the president of mexico is making it very clear that mexico will not be paying for a wall along his border with the united states. his comments yesterday in mexico city, the president once again rejected president-elect trump's claim that mexico would pay for the wall. he said instead that the u.s. should focus on stopping the flow of illegal weapons into mexico which he haazig madyun fueled the drug violence in the country. yesterday at his news conference, mr. trump again said that mexico would pay for the wall but he said maybe the mexico would not pay for the
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wall upfront but rather reimburse the united states later on. just before president-elect trump takes office, more bay area schools are declaring themselves sanctuary colleges. the contra costa community college district includes diablo college in pleasant hill. they will maintain current financial aid policies for undocumented students and not share their information with federal agencies, including immigration and customs enforcement. the time is 8:15. we will head over to sal castaneda who is watching roads. sal. >> yeah, gasia and mike. we still have plenty of slow of traffic out there. the commute is a little better than it was earlier this week. it is still slow. it is still affected by the wet roads. in my opinion, anyway, we have slow traffic and it is definitely affected in marin county as i will tell new a moment. this is a look at the bay bridge. traffic is moderate. they cleared a stalled vehicle just after treasure island in
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one of the middle lanes. but the traffic was slow on the bridge. and they had to slow the mooterring lights down a bit. also looking at interstate 880. it is slow out of san leandro driving up to the san leandro area, continuing into down town oakland. highway 37 is still closed. it has been a hassle to get around the detour. i want to mention that traffic will be busy on 37. i spoke with the napa sheriff again. silverado trail is closed at pratt. you have a detour there. although the flooding has subsided on most portions of silverado, it is still detoured in the area. allow yourself extra time in that area. 8:16. let's bring in steve with the weather. >> napa county sheriff is good on getting information out. on weather too. >> i like this. i want to give them kudos. i spoke to the person in charge. >> right. >> and he gave me the info.
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>> perfect. let's get to it here. many of the spill ways are going bonkers. i know that. some of the water levels coming in are hard to fathom. we are getting a break. this last system not doing much here. most of it was overnight into very early this morning. not before about three quarters of an inch of rain fell. half an inch in santa cruz mountains. snow on the go in parts of lake county. st. helena as well. highway 29, a couple of inches of snow fell. around the 2500, 3,000-foot level and above. there's a lot of cold air that has to work in. alex savidge has been reporting that the water levels are coming down for the russian river in guerneville. but slow churn down now because it looks like things will take a break. unfortunately there might be more rain in the forecast as we get to next wednesday. let's take the break while we can. winter storm warning continues. feet, unbelievable amount of
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snow. norton a couple days ago, 54 inches in one day. 54 inches of snow. five to 15 still possible. but things are decreasing. yet the snow level continues to go down. it could get down to 3,000 feet. kirkwood has had nine feet this month. nine feet. i know mammoth has had about 16 feet. and the totals when they start coming in will just obliterate a lot of this. i-80 north the drought has ended. rightfully so. a tremendous amount of water and water content up in the mountains. for us, things are winding down here. a little bit of rain out to the valley. thankfully most everything is done. nothing compared to the last couple of days. 42 novato. 42 san rafael. 43 now for lafayette and blackhawk and danville. cold air. livermore in there. look at the wind directions out of the north. our system is different from the last couple series. it is weaker. that is true. also coming out of the north,
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not out of the west/southwest. maybe an isolated shower orthian enter shower. 50s on the temps. but thankfully we get a break from the rain. what we're not going to get a break from, i think, look at the lows. black ice guys, friday night and saturday morning for sure. >> all right, steve. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> we've got breaking news out of the national football league with major ramifications for the raiders. just moments ago, the san diego chargers changed their twitter account to now say the los angeles chargers. the page includes a letter written by the owner discussing the move to l.a. the owner held a staff meeting to discuss the move up the 405. the charger will now share a stadium with the los angeles rams. the chargers have been in san diego for 56 years. the plan here is for the chargers to first play at the
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30,000 seat stub hub ce in carson, california for the next two seasons. until the $2.6 billion stadium out in englewood is finished. the chargers and rams will share that stadium. now, this move will most likely prevent the raiders from moving to los angeles. raiders owner mark davis is still commit today moving the team to las vegas. he talked about his plan to an nfl owners meeting yesterday in new york. while davis refused comment, other owners at the meeting told reporters that davis is close to making a decision. the raiders have until february 15th to file relocation papers. all of the owners are expected to meet in arizona on march 26th. that is when we will probably really find out whether or not they have the green light to go down to las vegas. the only concern right now is with the chargers and the rams in los angeles and say you throw the oakland raiders down
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to las vegas, that's three nfl teams 250 miles away from each other, all within. >> right. >> so we will see what the owners say come march if they do have to vote on that. >> right. >> l.a. chargers. >> even seeing that logo. >> on the twitter. >> it is strange getting used to it. if you're a san diego chargers fan you can make a trip up to l.a. and it is not too bad. las vegas and back is not a day trip. >> we must get back to winning and we must make a meaningful contribution not just on the field but off the field. the chargers are determined to fight for l.a. and we are excited to get started. they will be playing in carson for the upcoming season. >> the l.a. chargers it is. a deadly cold snap at home. it has been raining heavily. also cold temperatures and blizzards sweeping europe as well. up next, more of the video from greece that shows a daring
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helicopter rescue of several people who were stranded in heavy snow.
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>> u.s. troops are now in poland essentially right on russia's doorstep. u.s. army vehicles and soldiers rolled into poland from germany. the largest deployment of u.s. troops in europe since the cold war. they will be based to bolster nato's forces.
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the too troops will train in the region as part of the operation resolve which is designed to show the united states' commitment to european allies in the wake of the russian intervention in ukraine. afghanistan leaders say 33 civilians were killed. the report of the battle was released today. it says taliban leaders believe responsible for attacks on the village were the intended targets. military leaders say u.s. and afghan forces fired in self defense and no further action will be taken against the u.s. troops involved in the fire fight. people in the village want troops to be prosecuted for the deaths subpoena should be compensated for the loss of the loved ones and homes. rescuers helping people trapped in heavy snow on an island. the rescuers had to be dropped down to air lift several people. greece are contending with snowfall and freezing temperatures as a cold snap sweeps across europe right now. it has dropped six feet of snow
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on the greek islands. the charter airplane carrying the miami heat basketball team skid off of the runway. it was flying from oakland to milwaukee. it slid while taxiing in icy conditions. no one was hurt in the incident. it an inconvenience more than anything else. the san jose sharks will be well represented at the nhl all- star game. three have been named to the pacific division all-star team. sharks head coach has also been selected to coach the all- stars. burns had 17 goals this season. and jones ranks fourth in the nhl in wins with 21. the game is set for january 29th at the staples center down in los angeles. flooding and mudslides across the bay area. the clean-up underway following days of major storms. more than one month after
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the ghost ship wear house fire, the attempt by the mayor to improve the safety of those in the city. traffic is going to be busy as you can see. we have had slow traffic all over the east bay and south bay commute. but things arying out. we will tell you more coming up. it looks like a break here. the trend will be drier but colder as we head towards friday and the weekend. we will get a break.
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>> several dayrain have led to this. flooding in the north bay. specifically in guerneville. the likes of which we haven't seen for more than ten years.
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residents this morning thankful for what is a brief break in the rain. don't think it's over. but thankfully it is not as bad as it has been the past three, four, five, six days. a soggy new year's eve back in 2006. >> i got trapped up there. it was an island. couldn't get out. >> thank goodness for homeowners insurance if that's what will help them out. it is a busy thursday, january 12th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i'm mike mibach. let's get over to steve paulson. on the drive in, i noticed it was a full moon. i haven't seen the moon in days. >> the last thing we've been looking for. >> yeah. >> we finally are getting a break here. rain overnight half an inch to an inch for some. especially in marin county. far less everywhere else. it is time that we get a break. a few showers popping up, garden variety. no big deal. snow is falling for sure up
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around lake county. the geysers at cobb. and it looks like things are still there but winding down a little bit. snow over st. helena. watch out for the black ice the next couple nights and mornings. a lot of the energy is out to the valley. also in a little bit around morgan hill maybe. even the santa cruz mountains that could use a huge couple of days of no rain. it looks like you will get it. 40s on the temps. very cold air starting to work its way in. 42 in blackhawk. 44 in danville. everything coming right down out of the north. there's our low. it's on its way to southern california. the cold air, you will notice it. we may get a few showers later today. overall we're almost done with the system. 50s on the highs. i snow sal has good news finally. right in? >> sort of. >> sort of. >> yeah. i mean -- yeah, it is getting a little better out there. let's look at what we have now. the bay bridge toll plaza. that's improving a little bit. but the commute is backed up
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all the way out to the maze. metering lights are on. however, the stalled vehicle on the bridge has been cleared. it will take a while for this blems on the actual span anymore. we're loose okat commute here on . it is -- it looks like it could still be raining here. this is normal-ish. it looks like a little slower than normal. 580 is also slow. not a good alternate. this is a look at highway 37. still shut down. between atherton avenue and 101 in both directions because of flooding. this is the fourth consecutive day of flooding in parts of sonoma county. and some neighborhoods near the russian river are underwater waiting for the water level to recede. alex savidge has been there all morning. what is it like now, alex. >> reporter: people here are grateful that the water stopped rising when it did. still though you see a lot of standing water like this all
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over town. this is old river road. you can see this antique shop here surrounded by pretty deep water. a lot of neighborhoods inaccessible this morning. recede. ian river beginning to it could be below flood stage sometime late tonight. that's the good news. the river crested at six feet above flood stage yesterday. you can see the view here from sky fox showing neighborhoods under water and some cut off. the river and nearby creeks have merged in many areas. homes are accessible only by boat, canoe or kayak. now, a lot of people did evacuate their homes. however, others, many others, stayed behind. homeowners are glad to see the river levels drop. now comes the clean-up. >> the clean-up is going to be a big issue. and the mildew. it will be damp and stuffy. and that's going to be -- there's going to be trash all over the place. i mean, the garbage cans are all washed away.
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there is stuff out there. wood chips all over the place. so it's going to be a significant clean-up. >> reporter: now, awe lot of road closed signs have gone up because streets are flooded in this area. we are seeing a lot of drivers ignoring those signs in many cases and trying to drive through standing water. maybe to get to their homes. but a lot of those cars have stalled out. that has forced the local firefighters to come in and have to rescue a lot of people. something they don't want to do and waste precious resources. people are urged as we always say not to drive through standing water. we will bring you out to the live picture. this is one scene along old river road. the water very deep in this area. however, it is beginning to recede. it is -- it has gone down significantly, even from where it was yesterday. in this particular spot. and, again, the river levels are beginning to fall. so that's the good news for folks up here. however, the next part is the clean-up. there will be a lot of damage
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to homes and properties in this area. people know that clean-up is going to be extensive. if and the other concern they have along with the flooding is landslides. because the ground is so saturated in the area because of the rain. that is the next big concern they have too. >> alex, thank you. >> people in truckee are recovering from all of the snow that has been falling. after days of being locked inside, locals finally able to venture out. in some areas, power was still out and crews are working to make repairs. the sierra is back open after it was closed for 24 hours. caltrans closed a 70-mile stretch from colfax to the nevada state line. chains are still required on 80 and highway 50. and a road right off of interst placer county. it shows what is left of morton road in the community of alta.
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that's just west of blue canyon. some members of the oakland city council are meeting this morning to consider new steps to keep people in their homes. this comes in the wake of the deadly ghost ship warehouse fire that killed 36 people last month. allie rasmus is explaining the considerations of the city. >> reporter: one would make landlords pay for if they wanted to evict tenants from their homes even if they are in nonillegal ware spaces like the ghost ship warehouse was. i spoke with noel guyo a moment ago. he co-responsorred the ordinance of relocation with the councilman kaplan. it would increase the fees that landlords would have to pay landlords for relocation. $6,500 in relocation for a tenant in a studio or one bedroom unit. and up to 8,000 to relocate tenants from a two-bedroom
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unit. the counsel sip malsays the proposed fees would help the landlords to work with the city to convert them into safe and livable living spaces. >> there are some properties that require minor improvements. we would allow the city to work with you, to give you an immediate permit to get it done, to not throw people out the door. >> reporter: now, more than a dozen people were living in the ghost ship industrial warehouse on december 2nd when the fire happened. 36 people were killed. many of them had been attending an unpermitted party on the second floor in the building. yesterday oakland mayor libby schaaf issued an executive order and other officials to take up to 60 days to work with landlords in order to make warehouses safer to live in so that their tenants doent have to relocate and won't be evicted. at 11:00 this morning, a committee with the oakland city
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council is set to take up this issue of the relocation fee ordinance. and councilman guyo thinks it's likely by the end of the month, the full city council will take action on it and likely pass it. back to you. >> is there any early reaction from landlords on this plan, allie? >> reporter: certainly when we spoke with the councilman, he was expecting push back from the landlords on this. he got a call from a landlord asking him about the proposal. he said part of this is not only to enact the fees but to maybe not even get to that point. to have more city resources so that the city can work with the landlords so that they don't have to evict or kick out the tenants to begin with. >> allie rasmus in oakland. thank you. after that deadly fire, inspectors in san francisco have ordered evacuations at three san francisco warehouses. according to the examiner, the buildings were inspected after complaints. one of the buildings had a
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basement packed with beds and styrofoam walls which is a fire hazard. ktvu anchor frank mallicoat sought down with an east bay firefighter who described the job that he had of recovering bodies from the ghost ship warehouse. >> nobody should ever be able to see even one victim. that night, i saw ten. and so i have off de me. but it still affects me. affects me. >> for the first time lieutenant mark tate opened up about the tragedy and how it affected him. he saw up close the young couple alex vega and mikaela gregory who were embracing each other. >> he was embracing her until the very end. it just takes that one inhalation of smoke and you basically go to sleep. and that's it. >> the lieutenant says he wants
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first responders to talk about the grief they feel rather than bottling up the emotions. since the warehouse victims died of smoke inhalation, their bodies were inrecognizible. it was heart wrenching to see the bodies and go home and see the news seeing photos of the victims. we will have flank's complete story in the next hour. happening today in san francisco, the police department will speak to residents about the latest officer-involved shooting. a town hall meeting will be held tonight to provide an update on the investigation. the shooting happened january 6th. officers shot a man at his capitol avenue home during a struggle. they were trying to contact him about a restraining order violation. one officer suffered a head injury during the struggle. it will be at 6:00 tonight on capitol. a hiring freeze in the city of oakland. up next, the major cuts to the oakland school district and the reason why. good morning. it is still slow out there.
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wet out there. things are better than a few days ago. we will tell you more about the traffic when we come back. well, the rain is winding down, thank goodness. it is time we get a break. it is also time that we will get colder air in here. chilly lows and watch out for black ice the next couple of nights and mornings. we're rapidly losing credibility as handymen. mom washed our clothes. one wash with tide pods
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>> new this morning, the oakland school district is looking to cut 6 to $8 million from the budget for the school year. there is a freeze on hiring worker who's are not teachers or essential personnel. wilson has other spending cuts in the proposal. that could mean consolidating some schools that share campuses but not administrations. next school year another $21 million in spending cuts will also be needed. the reason for the cuts include a gap in state funding and declining enrollment. the mayors of san francisco and seattle met last night to discuss an issue that plagues many cities, homeless. they talked about the challenges of tackling homelessness. mayor lee says not enough is spent every year to help the
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homeless. seattle is borrowing an idea from san francisco to help the homeless. a buzz kill for coffee lovers this morning. the price of some coffee going up. smucker has announced it is raising the price by an average of 6% due to an increase in green coffee costs. some people drink coffee occasionally. others every day. and that is costly. according to a new report, more than 45% of 18-23-year-olds have spent more on coffee than investing in their retirement accounts. about 35% of 24-35-year-olds did the same thing. >> i'm not putting money away because i'm not making money. so maybe that shift towards more people in school longer and going back to school could be connected. >> well, more than 50% of millennials say in that report they don't feel properly trained when it comes to managing finances.
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an average cup of regular coffee, 2 colors 10. >> interesting. we're lucky. we have blue bottle and starbucks, so many options. they can go up to $5 and $6 a cup. $2 is nothing. >> i have seen it. this story comes up over and over again and people will not give up their coffee. >> right. >> sometimes i don't blame them. good morning. we need coffee on this shift. let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. you will see the traffic is going to be busy as you drive through the area. it still is going to be slow. and there was an earlier stall to blame. it was already slow anyway. but it is getting better lookinlanes beginning to clear that is good news let's talk about the commute here on 880. it does look awfully slow here, right. and you will see that 880 is slow. but look we go to the maps and i'll show you that 580 is not much better. 580 is also slow all the way to the lake shore curve. highway 18 is slow and 24 and highway 13.
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we go over to novato to remind you that this highway is closed here, 37 because of flooding. they can't do anything about it until the water recedes. 8:47. let's bring steve in. >> sal, the water should start receding here. a lot of cold air working its way in. colder, drier air. not completely done but the system had more going overnight and early this morning. now a lot has pushed off. the cold air has translated into snow, especially around lake county and the geysers. things are wiping down at cobb and highway 29 as well. be careful if you're going over st. helena. we will turn our attention from any snow to ice. certainly tonight and tomorrow. and i think again saturday morning. things are really moving out pretty fast here out to the valley. out to the ranch. big valley. moving through morgan hill and hollister, that is pushing off to the valleys. as everything continues to dry out here. 40s on the temps.
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much colder air mass moving in here. gilroy 43. there were 30s on the -- about 2,000 feet higher elevations in the santa cruz mountains. 42 in cupertino. and right out of the north for napa. there is a good look at why. there could be pop-up showers with the unstable air moving in. but a little different from what we saw the last few systems which were much wetter and much more dynamic. this one is going to churn its way to southern california. and then that cold air will work its way in. not completely clear but at least dry here. the trend is to give us a break. watch out for cold lows. next tuesday night, wednesday the rain will arrive for the north bay. until then, we will take the break. >> skipping the lines at disneyland is about to go tal. how the theme park will expand the fast pass program to your smart phone.
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>> a new list of the best jobs based on pay and stress. >> pam cook is here with this morning's money business. also watching stocks as the markets are reacting to the news conference of president- elect donald trump yesterday. >> still reacting to that. health care stocks dropped after he made that press confer eastbound. still dropping this morning. president-elect donald trump saying that big pharmaceutical companies are, quote, getting away with murder and charging high prices. right from the sound of the opening bell, the stocks for the most part headed lower. tech stocks a little bit of a break. but pharmaceuticals in particular, again, down this morning. checking in on the broader market. live look at the dow jones. you can see opposite of yesterday. 165 points on the downside. .83%. the dow is now 18,787. the nasdaq also down a full
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percentage point right now. and the s&p 500 also down to 2257. first volkswagen, now fiat chrysler. the environmental protection agency is accusing the car maker of using software that allowed diesel emissions higher than governmental standards. the charges cover 100,000 trucks and suvs starting in 2014. they will fight the accusations. argues that its cars meet environmental requirements. but on the news, the stock down almost 13%. . good news for people who don't want to wait in long lines at disneyland. the park is expanding its fast pass program. it comes at a price. the park announced yesterday it will let people use the disneyland smart phone app to electronically book and redeem fast passes and download photos taken by the resort photographers. it is for $10 a day. the park also announced it will add fast passes for toy story
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mania in california adventure, a long line there, and the matterhorn in disneyland has not had a fast pass prior to this. u.s. news and world report has just released its list of the 100 best jobs and careers in the medical field. holds four of the top five spots. dentists have the best job. number two is nurse practitioner. followed by physician's assistant, statistician and orthodontists. it's based on salary, job growth, stress levels and the ability to balance work with your personal life. best paying jobs are all in the medical field. so a little tough to go back to school and get that -- get that degree right now. if you're thinking of starting out. the other thing that wall street is talking about is
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president-elect donald trump's involving his businesses and separating himself from the business dealings and the ethics committee saying it's not enough. what he proposed is not enough. that will be an ongoing discussion. >> when i was looking at the job list, i went to the dentist a couple days ago. it seems casual. they don't seem stressed. >> it used to be considered a stressful job. >> at least during the cleanings. >> when you have to look into everybody's mouths every day, that's not for everyone. >> right. >> thank you, pam. pg&e is laying off hundreds of employees. the utility said that 400 support jobs will be cut. 60 are being moved into new roles. the company has cut 800 contract jobs. it will not fill some 500 open positions. the utility says it is reducing costs to invest and modernize the grid. fedex and walgreens are teaming up when it comes to picking up and dropping off packages. customers will be able to drop
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off and pick up packages at walgreens across the country. the program will begin in the spring. scams targeting the elderly. in some cases defrauding them out of their entire life savings. a warping from police ahead of san francisco's lunar new year celebrations.
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>> the alameda county sheriff's office says it arrested 20 people in an illegal gambling operation inside a building that was supposed to be vacant. the building was figure einside. it was in east oakland. 28 people were inside, including a 5-year-old child. they lived in filth and the stench was overwhelms. the 5-year-old has been turned
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over to child protective services. prosecutors say he tried to get even with the company that let him go by stealing nearly $9,000 worth of equipment. the mercury news reports that investigators believe he took power tools from the men low gateway construction site. two other people were also arrested. police in campbell say they have arrested a man who robbed the same bank twice. the chase bank on south winchester boulevard was the target. the first robbery took place on october 28th. the second one on december 20th. campbell police arrested avalos who is on parole for robbery and lives just a block away from the bank. he is now at the santa clara county main jail facing two counts of robbery. police hope that surveillance video will show how a man ended up on the tracks in an underground tub he will. it is being investigated as a deadly collision. it was first reported at 3:00 in the afternoon.
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there were widespread delays for the trains during the evening commute. san francisco leaders are warning about scams ahead of the chinese lunar new year celebration. the police, d.a. and community leaders passed out flyers in china town. one is the blessing scam. it typically targets older women. they promise to ward off evil spirits by blessing a bag of money and valuables. in the end they swap out the bag full of cash and valuables and give back an empty one. fear of deportation may keep victims from reporting crimes. but san francisco is a sanctuary city and they want crime victims to come forward regardless of their immigration status. >> it is the single largest gift in the histories of university of california and one of the biggest donations ever given to a university in the united states. she was a san francisco native whose husband founded the san
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mateo based real estate firm. the donation is expressly aimed at supporting the faculty and students of ucsf. >> it will be repeal and replace. and the firsthand account of the ghost ship warehouse fire. >> i knew that -- that it was going to be a tough day. plus, we're live with actor denzel washington on his new film fences. ♪[music] ♪ i've got that sunshine in my pocket ♪ ♪ >> i would love to see a little sunshine on this thursday morning. definitely did not start out that morning as the rain has fallen across much of the bay area. as we look out across from san rafael, the rain is starting to move out. why not crank up

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