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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good monday morning. it is chilly at 5:00. thanks for joining us. >> how chilly is it? that is not the start to a joke. mike? >> are you on match game or something? >> sorry. that is dating. we have a freeze warning for all of the bay area but for san francisco, and sacramento has a hard freeze warning with temperatures below 27 for several hours. we will have temperatures sub-freezing through 9:00 through the entire commute which will be chilly. from the tower you can see the air is clear. unfortunately, it is stagnant. that means with below average temperatures we will have poor air quality and the possibility of it especially in the north bay so it is a "spare the air" day. poor air quality means no wood
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burning. 46 to 52 inland and the spread around the bay is 48 to 51 and the coast is 46 to 49. leyla gulen? >> we have a sig-alert in effect in oakland, northbound 880, with video shots from northbound 880 at 5 the avenue where a big rig hit the yellow barrels that hold the sand to block off lanes during construction. it looks like it is a mess. the sig-alert is in we if equity for the next hour and a half. we will have 5th avenue blocked off until that time. we still have delays, though, because of the off-ramp shut down. you can take oak street instead and hopefully it will be cleaned up but they mopping things up. drive time traffic across the richmond and san rafael bridge is six miles per hours and across the dumbarton you are
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looking at 11 minutes there is a high wound advisory along benicia bridge this morning and black ice is reported. a lock outside, the bay bridge plaza shows traffic smooth from the maze into san francisco. kristen and eric? >> if you are flying today you will want to call ahead. thousands of flights across the country were canceled over the weekend because of bad weather which is expected to continue today. our reporter is at sfo with what matt is see asking not seeing this morning. matt? >> yes, if you are headed to dallas or someone your love is headed here or from dallas, check the flights because many of the flights are canceled. it is either oned that nine flights from dallas to the bay area airport, san francisco and san jose, are canceled today. dallas-based american airlines was trying to get san francisco passengers booked this morning on to other flights, with eight flights to dallas from the bay area are canceled a man was
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delayed on friday trying to get here to watch the 49ers game and was surprised dallas is still seeing delays. >> i'm surprised four days later they still have canceled flights. it must be really bad to be canceled. an ice storm stranded thousands in dallas over the past several days. more than 1,300 flights are canceled. airports in philadelphia, chicago, and washington, dc, all hard hit bit snowy and icy conditions. check with the airline to make sure the flight is not can selled. it could take several days for the back leg to make its way through the system so people can get from the bay area to dallas and from dallas to anywhere else in the nation. >> in yonkers, traffic was a mess on the bronx river parkway as of this pileup with 20 vehicles. cars were on top of each other and dozen were taken to the
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hospital. no one was seriously hurt despite what it looks like. it took four hours to clear the cars and sand the roads. >> farmers in the central valley are anxiously protecting their protects. machines are working to keep the temperatures above freezing. the industry is expect to take a hit from freeze damage which could lead to higher prices. it could be weeks before growers know the extent of the loss. >> as the theys plummet we want to see your cold weather we temperatures. the water if this mountain keeps freezing. send your photos and videos to and feet them to abc7 news bay area. >> the cold senate is not only uncomfortable but it could be life threatening, a big concern for homeless forced to brave the elements outside.
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our reporter has the story on those who filled emergency shelter in nap apartment. >> the most vulnerable are seeking shelter at the fair grounds. there is usually plenty of room but it is at full capacity with each of the 55 beds taken. scott is sleeping in one of them. >> it is a lot better than the alternatives. napa is well aware of the danger and shelter personnel say word has spread over the four homeless people who died because of the cold. i'm glad we have this place. they are very appreciative. ought shelter choses at 8:00 a.m. and re-opens at 5:00 p.m. in napa for abc7 news. >> a possible witness is helping in the search for a bay area family missing after the plane
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crashed in idaho. dale smith and his family headed from oregon to montana a week ago on sunday when he reported engine trouble. storms hampered the search. a man heard the plane bank and drop and authorities say he is helping narrow the area where searchers will continue looking for the plane. >> on the peninsula, police are looking for the gunman who shot a 15-year-old girl inside her home in a drive-by shooting. the teen was in her house when a bullet hit her in the hand at 7:30 last night. she suffered minor injuries. police are looking for two gunman and four day sedan that fired into the home. two cars and another home nearby were hit. if you have information call police. >> a california law on d.n.a. collection face as major test before a federal appeals court? san francisco. the 2004 voter approved law requires d.n.a. samples be taken
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from those arrested for a felony in california. the american civil liberties union filed suit saying the law is unconstitutional. the state claims it helps solve cold cases. the supreme court has upheld a similar law in maryland. >> oral arguments in that case and others before the circuit court of appeals in san francisco can be seen live online starting today. it is believed the first time a federal appeals court will broadcast live video of a proceeding. only cases deemed of great importance are live streamed. the court hears 20 such cases a year. >> new information this open on the deadly crash of an asiana flight 214 in july. the government has public hearings tomorrow. sources say that national transportation safety board investigators will highlight overreliance on computers and the need to adjust pilot training. investigators are expected to
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review asiana flight 214 misunderstood how the automatic control features function. three teen girls died in the crash. the ntsb hearings begin tomorrow and last two days. >> the san jose city council will again consider new rules to limit the number of medical marijuana dispensaries when they meet. advocates promise to collect signatures to allow voters to overturn them. the supreme court rules cities can regulate medical marijuana shops prompting the new proposals. the san jose mercury news reports that the mayor says it doesn't appear the council has enough support if complete ban but it has a shot at blocking dispensaries near will schools, homes and other sensitive areas. >> kids headed off to school today. mike? >> it is cold. brrrr. 29 in san jose, and campbell, and sunnyvale, cupertino, 28 in
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los gatos and 30 right new in alum rock, saratoga, los altos hills, mountain view is the warm spot at 35, newark is 31 and 28 degrees in danville and mid-30's in redwood city and san francisco, now, down to 34 degrees. same at half moon bay. 25 in novato and 26 napa. we have a lot of sunshine and temperatures are 22 to 36 and the microclimate in the morning. below average at 46 to 50 at 4:00 and crisp this evening. 36 inland to 42 around the bay. a slow warming trend, tomorrow well add one or two degrees and add a couple of degrees on wednesday and a couple on thursday for mid-to-upper 50's with a few high clouds and sunshine. leyla gulen? >> we still have a couple of shes but we are at 41 bart
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trains running on time and ace train one is on time and muni has if problems to get you going. we do have some problems as far as black ice is concerned in orinda. amy hollyfield and the photographer hit a patch of black ice on highway 24. it is reported eastbound and eastbound lanes. watch out for that and the really cold temperatures will freeze the roadways driving over bridges, overpasses and things like that because the cool air hits both the top and the bottom causing the black ice. outside, this is the walnut creek commute coming from pleasant hill, southbound, along 680, we have extra tail lights in the southbound direction and right now, only going to take you nine minutes. >> coming up, an iphone case that kills germs? >> also, the not so incredible
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airlines and us airways and here is the bloomberg business report. jane? >> it is merger monday in the air and today is the day that american airlines and us airways merge. it could mean the combined airline will do better than other merged airlines. the new american airlines groups started trading today. speaking of trading, futures are very quiet, just flat. google is deeper into the tv business, developing a tv set-top box and could launch it first half of next year. the company says the box could have a camera that allows users to participate in google hangout video chats from the couple. microsoft has 12 days of deals for turkeys, to boston the traffic to the stores and pop-up shops.
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you can only buy at the store. but the deal kickoff today at 10:00 a.m. is for the tablet from tell for $199, $100 off the regular price with the first 20 visitors snagging one for $90. if you are tired of the germs on your phone, there is another solution, a leather case has a special coating that claims to eliminate up to 99.9 percent of harm of bacteria and shield against cell phone radiation. by the way the company does not offer laboratory tests to backup the claims. interesting concept if you share your phone with small children, especially. >> we go to air force one in maryland, with president obama and the first lady just boarding on the way to south africa to pay tribute this week to nelson
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mandela with other world leaders >> gas prices have got up three cents a gallon according to the new survey putting the national average for a gallon of regular at $3.29, nearly ten cents less than a yearing a at this time. california above average price rose four cents to $3.5 a gallon and the cheapest gas in the lower 48 is in tulsa, oklahoma, where drivers pay $2.84 a gallon and the most expensive gas is not in the bay area but in los angeles, $3.61. >> butterflies are the latest political target in san francisco, the commission on the environment approved a resolution urging the toy been releasing but the for flies at weddings saying they are animals to be respected and should not be used add decorations. mop arcs are the most sought after for ceremonies. supporters are concerned the
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butterflies could damage native species. >> a start-up is looking to invent the incredible edible egg without the "egg." the san francisco start-up backed by bill gates is scouring the planet for plants to replace chicken eggs from cookies to omelets to french toast and first an egg free mayo part of the food technical companies that aim to change how we eat. >> thousands of coffee lovers have come forward to financially support a group of inventor woes say they have come up with a first all in one coffee machine. the founders of germany based company say their machine can grind, brew, and roast coffee in a single push of a button in under 14 minutes. the idea is to allow people to buy green raw beans directly from the farmer. they used crowd sourcing site kick starter to get off the
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ground and surpassed the $650,000 goal and raised $680,000. the incredible part is the roasting. i have a one button maker but it doesn't roast. >> i imagine it will not cost very much? >> if you have been using your credit card as an ice scraper it is probably getting flimsy because of the ice. good morning, everyone, a frosty start and you can see it on live doppler 7 hd, for clouds, no moisture, nothing to keep our temperatures up. from the exploritorium, a beautiful picture toward downtown san francisco. now, the forecast highlights, sunny today, but, the air quality could be poor. freezing cold again for most of us tonight but san francisco and our afternoons are slowly going to get warmer starting today we through the weekend.
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nothing outrageously warm is on the way. our poor of the air quality is most likely forecast in the north bay and the prosecute of us are moderate amounts of fine particulate matter but all of us have to not burn wood today. temperatures this afternoon under sunshine will be in the upper 40's to low 50's and plays like oakland at 51 and morgan hill and san rafael the warmest spots and fremont at 49, and concord and livermore, and half moon bay at 48, the cool spots. tonight you can seat inland valleys in the 20's with a few 20's in the santa clara valley and money 30's in oakland, san mateo and san francisco, and frost is less likely in those neighbors. we still have the jet stream driving straight from the arctic circle with high pressure building right now, trying to get over the great basin and when it does that with the flow we will get an offshore moderating breeze and we will
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warm ever so slowly. here is the seven-day forecast, freezing cold again tonight, tomorrow's temperatures are in the low-to-mid 50's and mid-to-upper 50's on wednesday and hold in the mid-to-upper 50's for thursday and friday because of increasing clouds as the system passes to the north, and saturday and sunday, we may see 60's back in the forecast. it looks dry all seven days. leyla gulen? >> if you are taking the coffee on the roads, be careful on highway 24, eastbound and westbound, keep both hands on the wheel. save the coffee for when you are beyond highway 24 because of the black ice. it is very slick. in san jose, we still have this incident a crash involving a car that went off a highway and into a ditch or a pond. the driver is out. the fire department is using
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thermal imaging to location this. there could be a scene at highway 85. at the a pass it is busy with bumper-to-bumper traffic from tracy away from 205 through the altamont pass to dublin, the lowest speed is 29 miles per hour. you will be on the way when you head west of vasco road. the traffic is going to be 39 minutes commute along 580 so give yourself extra time from tracy to dublin. highway four and 101 from marin to san francisco, still looking clear. >> ahead, seven things to know as you start your day. >> a different kind of sport, the championship event held at an indianapolis restaurant over the weekend. >> the bay area enterrarian honored by president obama at a
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the bay area and that is coming up in the seven-day outlook. >> we have a sig-alert in oakland northbound 880, slut down because of a big rig because of barrel on the freeway. we have the off-ramp shut down but black ice is a factor in the commute. >> winter weather is bringing snow, ice, and misery to much of the country. it is expected to persist making it hard on commuters and air travelers. more than a thousand flights are canceled today. >> breaking news a tense stand off ended inside a hospital emergency room in phoenix. negotiators have talked the suspect into surrendering after he pulled a knife and a gun on officers this morning. no patients were impacted. >> president obama has boarded air force one for a trip to south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela with crowds continuing to gather outside of nelson mandela's home since news of the former antiapartheid
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>> you could in aid minutes and he took home the trophy after eating a record nine pounds and four ounces of shrimp. >> a different kind of honor for san francisco guitarist santana one of five to receive the kennedy center awards last night, the 66-year-old is one of only a few latinos to ever receive the top arts award. he began playing the guitar after hearing blues and rock-n-roll on the radio and "supernatural" won nine grammys. others included billy joel and herbie hancock. >> billy joel and herbie hancock, pretty good company. >> the house fire in the north bay that threatened homes and firefighters reveal where the flames started. >> new details about the bay area man kept captive in north korean and what he is revealing
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> hope you had a great week on monday at 5:30. >> first up, a look at the forecast and it is cold identity there. you have heard that before? >> it seems this is a longer stretch of cold temperatures and sub-freezing temperatures. >> bart from the east bay is 32 in dublin and 35 in walnut creek with a breeze keeping the temperatures up. same in concord at 34 and freezing in lafayette and oakland is 31. who are 30 in hayward, san leandro is 34. san francisco right new is 37 degrees. you can see it is a clear start to the morning. now, we will talk temperatures under total sunshine, below average again. 46 to 52 inland, and 46 to 51,
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and 46 to 49 at the coast. no burning of wood, it is a "spare the air". here is leyla gulen with the commute. >> this is video shot earlier this morning along northbound 880 at 5th avenue, a big rig was traveling along and slammed into all of the yellow barrels that are on friend hold the sand. that is usually in a construction zone. what we have is a lot of debris still strewn across the roads because we have sweepers out there, cleaning things up, and the fifth avenue off-ramp is shut down and what you can do is use oak street. black ice is the other problem with a new report of highway 116 at arnold drive, there is black ice affecting the commute, and orinda has another area black ice in the eastbound and westbound direction. over to you. >> happening today, this cold snap has staying power, it could
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mean a slippery monday morning commute and we will continue coverage of the frigid temperatures and after effects with amy hollyfield along highway 24 in the east bay. amy? >> good morning, eric. we ship a patch of black ice on our way here and we were rolling video when it happened, westbound on highway 24, watch out it throws our balance off a bit, and my photographer has both hands on the wheel and we regained criminal quickly and the c.h.p. says, yes, hold on tight, your tires will regain traction. here is the plea from c.h.p. officers: the weather conditions are so cold to just slow down every five miles per hour give yourself a chance to correct whatever happens if you hit the black ice. >> the advisory is for westbound
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highway 24 there is a spot at the exit of black ice and there is a spot eastbound we in the number four lane and a new advisory has come out of the napa, a patch of black ice on state highway 116. be came -- careful out there. it is so cold. no chance the black ice is going away soon and maybe more patches will perform so slow down. >> napa is expected to be among the coast old places this morning, all 55 periods filled at the emergency shelter at napa county fairground closing doors at 8:00 am and will re-open tonight at 5:00 p.m., and in santa clara, four detects are attributed to the cold snap with homeless facing live-threatening cold weather. >> a winter-like storm system is
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responsible for a mix of snow and freezing rain and sleet in a dozen states and 16 degrees are blamed on the bad weather in the southeast and east coast mostly because of accidents due to the ice including a series of fender benders involving 50 cars. and so much ice was on an apartment in texas that it just dropped off in sheets slicing into the ground below. no one was injured in the ice avalanche. >> there have been a handful of chance lakes at sfo and san jose and one to two our delays for flights coming in from the east coast last night our meteorologist, mike nicco, is tracking the flight delays. our reporter will be at sfo with the the top of the hour. stay on torch the cold weather with the weather app with severe weather alerts and track d
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>> napa firefighters are looking into the cause of a kitchen fire that damaged a home last night. the photos were posted. no one was home when the house caught fire at 9:00 last night. the flames started in the kitchen and spread quickly, with some homes threatened for a short time. the fire crews stepped the flames from spreading. >> man suspected killing another man over a play station 4 is due back in court today. the san francisco police believe that the 21-year-old ronnie collins shot the the >> judge could determine if the school shooter is mentally fit to stand trial. the man was evacuated in june and by that time the judge said he was not competent.
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the 43-year-old was committed to napa state hospital in january. he is accused of murdering seven people at the university in oakland in april of last year. >> the sonoma county sheriff who shot and killed a 13-year-old santa rosa boy is expected to return to work this week. according to the santa rosa press democrat, the 48-year-old deputy will be assigned deck duty until the district attorney were determines whether to file criminal charges. erick gelhaus said he shot andy lopez because he thought the teen was pointing a real weapon at him that turned out to be a pb gun. >> president obama is open way to south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela. the president and the first lady boarded air force one 20 minutes ago. they will be attending tomorrow's national memorial service along with former presidents jimmy carter, bill clinton, and george w. bush. it will be held at the stadium where man tell made the final
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public appearance at the world cup in 2010. >> crowds continue to gather outside mandela's home after news of his death break. mandela would lie in state for three days in the capital before being laid to rest after a state funeral at his home village on sunday. >> back in the bay area, a book of condolences for nelson mandela's family is available starting today at san francisco city hall. a memorial book will be available, as well, at sky lawn memorial park in san mateo county and chapel of the chimes location in oakland and hair. you can sign the book from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. detail until the end of the month. the locations will be online. >> and we are learning more about the bay area native held captive in north korea. the 85-year-old is spending time
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at home. this photo of him after hugging a neighbor. he was in a hotel and well fed with traditional korean food and he said it was not his english when asked about apology from north korea. when asked if he would travel abroad again he said his wife is in control of his passport. >> it is now 5:38. it has been cold and doesn't look like this morning will break the pat end the. >> maybe later this week but not this morning. you can see the areas in light blue with most counties under a freeze wanting where temperatures are cooler and below 27 degrees for several hours. this is going to last until 9:00 so dress the kids warmly and, again, whatever you have been doing the last we five or six or seven nights keep doing it. our day planner is 25 to 34 is the spread at 7:00 and we will
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hang around the mid-40's with total sunshine and noon. it is a "spare the air" day and although it could be cold do not bump the wood. mid-to-upper 40's at 4:00, and it could touch 50 and we are back in the 30's inland and around the cost at 7:00 and 42 for the bay. i would say probably by 8:00 you are in the 30's. next three days you can see ever so slow and ever so slight warming trend low-to-mid 50's on tuesday, mid-to-upper 50's wednesday and thursday. it is warmer this weekend. now an update. >> we have c.h.p. crews headed out right now to sonoma around highway 116. we still have a signature eight letter for another hour until 6:30 at crews mop up this accident a big rig that hit barrels that contained sand. now we do have a 5th avenue off-ramp shut down and oakland street is the alternate. in sonoma along highway 116
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beyond arnold drive due to black ice a motorcycle hit it, skidded east road, and everything is on the shoulder so be came of the black ice it is 24 degrees we and it is freezing. be very careful. in the north bay, traveling 101 southbound from central san rafael to san francisco two extra tail lights to get you going. >> the new button you can "like" on your facebook page but don't call it "like." >> not just for football the big event the 49ers new levi stadium plan to host in 2015. >> stanford difficulty again, man handling arizona state and man handling arizona state and where the teafa... desk... you know what? yogurt.n't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet.
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your photos and videos to >> careful of the black ice because it is out there. emergency medical team from stanford is back in the bay area after spending two weeks in the philippines. family and friends were at sfo yesterday to welcome them, nine doctors and nurses treated the victims of typhoon haiyan and this is still a lot of work to be done to give local health services back up and running. >> new details a month after typhoon haiyan that devastated the philippines, the death toll took a european and the disaster management office increased the official count by 228 bodies bringing the number killed above 5,900 and 1,800 more remain missing. the united nations is investigating reports that if remote parts of the philippines have yet to receive any relief money hitting a large section of the central philippines on november 8th. thousands pay tribute to "fast and furious" star paul walker
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this weekend at the site where he died in a fiery car crash. fans and mourners added items to a large memorial not of los angeles and local car clubs organized the gathering by social media and the sheriff estimates that 5,000 people showed up including "fast and furious" actor. this is way to celebrate his life. >> people are coming together and pray and we leader for friends and family. we ray if his family. >> some cruised by the crash site if their own parts cars to pay tribute. >> facebook "like" but the done could get company with "sympathize "button which could be added to friends can show support. developers like the idea when it was introduced allowing users to knowledge sadness and loss
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without "liking" them. can you go to our facebook page. and comment. dozens have. interesting idea. >> the 49s new home in santa clara has attracted another big show. work is coming along at levi stadium and tomorrow the 49ers announce that wrestle mania 31 comes in 2015, the flab ship event of the we wwe so if you like those guys you can see them there in 2015. the levi stadium will host the super bowl in 2016. >> stand ford is back to pasadena to play in the rose bowl on new year's earning the second straight trip to pasadena by defeating arizona state saturday night in the packed world championships 38-14 and 5th ranked stanford faced 4th ranked michigan state that upset he state for big ten title making the first rose bowl appearance in 40 years in john
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holding off wisconsin for the win. >> now, five-year-old miles scott enjoy the victory over seattle from the side lines capturing hearts around the world when he spent a day last month fighting crime alongside the san francisco police, the make-a-wish foundation made made this all possibility for miles who is recovering from leukemia. >> now, it was cold out there. >> but not like back east where several games had snow. it was cold by our standards. here is live doppler 7 hd, no radar runs and know cloud cover so we seeing the cold temperatures, even if san francisco, check this out. it is 35 downtown and only to be cooler at west portal and 34
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degrees. across the golden gate bridge, 37. and same at ocean beach and mission district and glen park and 40's through the ferry building, one of the warm spots and richmond is 35 and belmont is 36 and everyone else, san leandro and union city and palo alto and santa clara and saratoga, all at freezing or below and we have low-to-mid 20's through the north bay valley and walnut creek is at 38 and pleasanton is 31 and pittsburg is 36. san mateo bridge all the way there in the background. sunny today, poor air quality is possible, and freezing cold, again, for most us tonight and thes exception is san francisco again and slowly building warmer days ahead of us. we will talk about the poor air quality in the north bay and the rest of us moderate particulate matter but we need to heed the bun ban. we are in the upper 40's in
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concords antioch, fairly, half moon bay, richmond, and clear lake and everyone else is around 50 to 52 degrees. tonight, we will see san francisco around 38, and oakland at 34 and san mateo at 36 and everyone else is freezing, and san jose at 29 and same in concord to 23 in santa rosa. two areas of high pressure and the jet stream is still coming straight down from the arctic circle. this high is going to take over more than the one over the ocean that is steering the cold air our way and this is taking over you can see the flow and we have an offshore wind so we will slowly warm the temperatures a degree or two each day. after being in the upper 50's, freezing cold, and tomorrow low-to-mid 50's and not so much frost on wednesday and mid-to-upper 50's wednesday and thursday and into friday and low sent -- 60's saturday and sunday. all hook dry.
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>> headed into san francisco we have a car fire northbound 101 at the 9th street off-ramp flames from under the vehicle so we have crews headed out there and we seeing traffic westbound along 80 off the bay bridge and into san francisco. the sig-alert has canceled in oakland northbound 880, the off-ramp, hour, remains shut down so use oak street instead because of a big rig that hit the big barrels filled with sand and the mess is pretty much all cleaned up. outside, this is the drive through san jose northbound along 280 away from highway 17, pretty quiet but we are seeing a little bit more congestion as you make it in the northbound direction toward cupertino. >> coming up, growing support for millions of americans now getting backing by fortune 500 companies. >> a bad rating and what a study is saying about pg-13. >> at 6:00, bay area tech giants putting aside rivalries and
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soon. >> mike? >> old man winter over here, this is how it looks from the east bay hills, you have the backdrop to talk temperatures, six degrees cooler-than-average at napa and 52, and 50 in san francisco, and 51 in redwood city and san jose at 59 cooler-than-average and livermore is 48 and 11 degrees cooler-than-average with a hard freeze warning in the central valley and, also, in the high desert, so, we it is coldry where as you look at the high pressure. sunshine and upper to low 50's eureka to the central valley and 26 in tahoe we and 389 in yosemite. safe travels. >> we have a car fire in san francisco, northbound we at ninth street, on the off-ramp and not monthing any lanes can we have a little bit slow traffic trying to get on to 80 and 101 headed both in the east direction or in the southbound direction. we have areas of black ice through orinda westbound and
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eastbound highway 24. in sonoma we have this report of black ice and caltran is headed order thrust and -- and headed identity there, and heavy traffic making it into san francisco from oakland. >> it is 5:56. new this morning, america's fortune 500 companies are getting high marks for their support of gay and transgender couples six months after the supreme court struck down the defense of marriage act. that is according to a report out from the nation's largest lbgt advocacy group. two-thirds of fortune 500 companies and 90 percent large employers surveyed now offer health insurance and other spousal benefits to same-sex marriage couples. wal-mart and wendy's offer the we benefits. pg-13 movies are as violent as
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. at 6:00, a look at interstate 680 in walnut creek east bay drives could be facing black ice in the morning commute with team coverage on the cold snap still gripping the bay area. >> snow and ice are covering texas and other parts of the country with the commit delays expected to be caused here in the bay area and around the nation. >> a man barricades himself in a hospital original room and who brought the stand off to an end. >> good morning, on this monday morning, a frigid morning. thanks positive joining us. >> it seems like it has not changed since friday. now right over to mike nicco with the latest on the cold snap. >> san francisco will be the


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