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a 10-month investigation into this financial executive. now he's behind bars. he stole money from people struggle to go pay student loans. that story in a moment. it is friday, december 7th. you are never more than 7 minutes away from the accuweather forecast. drew tuma is in for mike nicco. we have issues in the north bay. visibility is at three miles for santa rosa, petaluma. that is dense. dry day. chilly start. temperatures top out in the 50s and 60s. good morning. hey, good morning, drew. i want to take you out to an
update here in the central valley westbound 580. three-car chp. everything pushed off to the shoulder. damage already done. you are heavy 580, back to 205. seeing delays on the east bound side of 580. greenville and 205. usually that lasts until 8:00 this morning. at least two lanes open between 23rd and 29th for the overpass demolition. two lanes closed. as far as i am understanding from caltrans that could last until 6:00 this morning. keep a close eye on that too. drive times coming up next. >> a sonoma county financial services executive is accused of stealing millions of dollars from people struggling to repay student loans. >> he was arrested at san francisco international airport allegedly trying to flee the country. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live at sfo with more on the story. amy. >> reporter: hi. good morning, reggie.
yeah, they caught up with him. 41-year-old brandon freyr is charged with wire fraud and faces 20 years in prison if he is convicted. he transferred million to offshore accounts. his companies collected $28 million for people trying to pay off their student loans, promising to lower their loan payments and eventually have their debts forgiven. ameritech rohnert park and two other businesses. prosecutors say they have been investigating him for 10 months. some of his customers said they thought these were government agencies or at least affiliated with the government. many found their loans were in worse situations after working with these companies. freyr is due back in court on monday. live at sfo, amy hollyfield, abc
7 news. amy, thank you. an alert neighbor is credited with helping catch a suspected package thief in milpitas. take a look at the suspect. this is romano per curio. a neighbor called police after spotting him trying to hide the package under his jacket. police caught up with him a short time later and say the package was from a nearby home. in the south bay, the california highway patrol is still looking for the person who threw rocks at cars. dashcam shows the terrifying moment on i-60 in san jose. look at this video. it shows rocks hitting an suv with a mother and a -- a woman and her mother inside. excuse me. the chp received three calls this week from people reporting similar incidents. officers have not made any arrests. there are holes in the chain link fence creating easy access to that side of the freeway.
>> there is a very quick portion of the video where you can see an individual down on that embankment just right in the creek. so it's very serious. it is very dangerous. so chp says if something like this happens to you, do not wait to call them. they want to get on this investigation as soon as possible. flights are getting back to normal in burbank after a scary incident involving a plane out of oakland. southwest airlines flight 278 skidded off the runway. this happened yesterday morning right after the plane touched down in burbank. the jet came to a stop. it was on the runway. it hit some special type of llnerete at the very end of thew were were unaware the pilot and tower were preparing for a potential crash. >> the mud started hitting the windows. you could see smoke and water and i started noticing the plane going sideways. then we came to a stop.
i noticed we were up against the i noticed we were up against the retaining wall. there were some tphraoeupt cancellations and delays. heavy rain may have contributed to the accident.flight cancellations and delays. heavy rain may have contributed to the accident. look at the water. it turns black. black waves hit the sand in malibu after the storm.inhed as woolsey fire into creeks andstr. ey empty into the pacific ocean and you get that, black ocean. yikes! 65-foot tall white fir treat lit up outside the state capitol building. >> this was jerry brown's last christmas tree lighting as governor. it came from a state-managed forest near reading. 900 ornaments are made by people with developmental disabilities.
students from oakland school for the arts performed at that lighting ceremony and oakland military school >> good morning. time approaching 5:06. looking at temperatures in the east bay. a bit of a chill in oakland right now. 44 the current temperature. 50 in fremont. you'll need a jacket out the door this morning. temperatures especially in the north bay right now were holding in the 30s. we do have some patchy dense fog as well in the north bay to contend with the next couple of hours. otherwise, we'll see dry skies later on today. do not need the rain gear. live doppler 7, the area of low pressure brought rain yesterday. of snow to the grapevine. that's moving out. sunny sks.ure is moving in toda highs ler o after that chill he also mo santa rosa after morg fog in the north bay. 61 in san jose. th next three livermore.
days for you. today, lots of sunshine. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. a carbon copy for saturday as well. we'll start the weekend out dry. on sunday, we'll see increasing clouds. as the sun goes down, there is a chance of a light sprinkle in the north bay. that's the weather. a check of the roads with alexis. good morning. good morning, drew. looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza. cash lanes are heavy. they need to open a few more booths. they will shortly. no delays yet for fast track. metering lights should happen in 10 to 15 minutes. you are cruising through without many issues. drive time, a crash westbound 580 at grant line road. that has been pushed to the shoulder. tracy to dublin. san rafael to san francisco, 16 minutes for you. i have an update on the road work in oakland. that's coming up next. today marks the 77th
anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor by the japanese imperial navy. for the first time this morning's commemoration at pearl harbor won't have any surviving crew members from the uss arizona in attendance. the five remaining survivors are in their 90s and they couldn't travel to hawaii. about 40 world war ii vets are expected to attend. 2,000 americans died from the bombings there. it thrust the nation into world war ii. a final farewell for president george h.w. bush. >> he was laid to rest next to wife barbara and daughter capp the 41st president. a special train took him to college station where he was buried a lot texas a&m university. ro houston to
college station, pausing to pay their final respects. his gravesite will be open to the public starting tomorrow. still ahead on "abc 7 mornings", newly released 911 calls revealing the chilling moments after an alligator attack. >> a special homecoming for one warrior. his old high school hosted a retirement ceremony.
happy friday. 5:12 a.m. we are looking at the 12-hour planner for the south bay. mid-40s out the door. grab the jacket. it's a dry day. you don't need the rain gear. we will top out in the reggie? breaking news from the live desk. white house chief of staff john kelly is expected to resign in the coming days. this according to two brand-new reports just released by cnn. according to sources, president trump isacen. one potential replace many, nick ayers, the chief of staff for
mike pence. of this and push any new developments out on our abc 7 news app. >> this morning we are hearing the 911 calls made after an alligator attacked an 84-year-old man. >> it happened in florida. we have details in today's gma first look. in this morning's gma first look -- >> there's a gator eating a man. >> the alligator is attacking the man. >> reporter: the chilling moments just after an alligator attacked 85-year-old george aisle. >> the alligator attacked my husband. he's laying behind a bush bleeding. >> we are coming out as fast as we can. >> okay. please hurry. th a he ter: he was still in thu was hauled in by trappers. evidence of the brutal attack a t him recovering in the shirt to stop the bleeding is credited with saving his life. >> the alligator went back into the water. the man has been attacked by an
alligator. there's a few people over there theright now applying a tourniq to him. i can't say exactly. he is bleeding. >> reporter: the latest coming up at 7:00 a.m. with your gma first look, terrell brown, abc news, new york. police in daly city will soon carry the life-saving drug narcan. it prevents fatal opioid overdoses. officers are being trained to recognize an overdose. officers will be equipped with narcan in the coming weeks. >> the fire chief who just announced his retirement is apparently not done working. >> he is taking a dream job with facebook. the job is leading the emergency management and preparedness. he made more than $200,000, plus $80,000 in benefits last year. we haven't heard yet how much he will be making atce the e intohe ch
2021. yesterday san francisco's park officials said yes to an extension to 2031. the board of supervisors still has to approve it before that is official. some people told the "chronicle" they're not happy with the etension. they submitted 200 noise complaints and worry the issue has not been addressed. we have been talking so much about the song, baby it's cold outside. it could be coming back to a bay area radio station. a converkop controversy that st earlier this week. >> some took it off air after many will people complained in the era of #metoo. they likened it to date rape. it drew international attention. so they posted a poll asking listeners to vote. >> if the listeners decide they
want to hear that on koit, you will hear the song monday morning at 7:30. >> as of yesterday, thousands of people have responded to the po91% say they want the song back. a whole lot of free advertising. many bay area skphaoupbts akwra getting into the holiday spirit with the tree lighting event tonight in santa clara park from 5:00 to 9:00. 53rd and boyar streets at 5:30. a tree lighting happens in city hall. san leandro hosts its at 5:30. >> a truly uquys taking to the for a holiday show in union square. kate larson laced up her skates to see what that was all about. >> reporter: holidays.
>> reporter: the drag queens on ice in san francisco's union square is set to be the city's most fabulous holiday tradition. >> you'll see drag queens of all shapes and sizes standing on the ice here in union s >> reporter: one of the kwaoeps performed as a disney crowd pleaser.queens performed as a disney crowd pleaser. she said drag, ursula and life have a lot in common. >> it teaches body positivity and women can be powerful. and i think she's just erstood. >> reporter: ben matthews is a pro skater and general manager at the ice rinhe spent three hor syncy. >> we are here for the human connection and experience. yeah. i think drag is a great gateway to that. it shows, guess what, i might
look a little different than you but we still have the same core values. we're still nice people. >> reporter: state senator scott wiener spoke at the show, which he says reflects san francisco values. >> it is what we are about, everyone is welcome here. we are a place where we can all be who we are. >> reporter: they will be in winter park until january. kate larsen, abc 7 news. kate really got into it. >> she did. i expected a full beat. you know what i'm saying. >> it tak time. >> more impromptu. >> good job. that was awesome. >> what was the -- >> tara lipcinquey
minono. if you want to go to the ice skating rink, go for it. live doppler 7. no precipitation. we do have fog in the north bay. where you see three in santa rosa, petaluma, that's in miles. napa, fairfield, unlimited visibility. areas of dense fog in the north bay right now. especially along 101. just take note of that. temperature-wise, 30s in the coldest spot. danville, vacville, good morning. 50 right now in san francisco. so later on today, it is a chilly start to the day. a lot of sunshine out there. it's a dry day. it will be a nice afternoon. upper 50s to lower 60s for much of the region. 58 for san francisco. 60 in oakland. 59 the high in napa. later on tonight, it will get chilly. clear skies. not anything out of the ordinary this time of the year. 30s to low 40s.
we'll take you into sunday. that is your next chance for any wet weather. it is limited to the north bay. i want to emphasize that. 5:30 sunday evening, light sprinkles around cloverdale or ukiah. dry today, dry tomorrow. dry most of us sunday except for the north bay at night. morning showers on monday. brighter skies on tuesday. that's the weather. a check of the roads with alexis. good morning. >> hey, good morning, drew. good news. we had road work slowing us down early this morning. northbound 880 between 23rd and 29th avenue, we did confirm with chp they picked that up early this morning. 4:57. supposed to have a couple lanes down until 6:00 but they even got that wrapped up. southbound 880, between tennyson and fremont, a backup there as well. that has cleared out. no delays westbound 80, highway 4 to the maze. 10 minutes into san francisco.
101, san francisco to sfo, wide open at nine minutes. warriors taking on the bucks tonight. high school celebrated him in a big way. hamilton high school put on this event to retire loonies number five jersey. he was still paying on the court just four years ago. the warriors showed up to support him. the students got to see steph furry, kevin durant and coach kerr. >> glad to have my whole team come and support me. i never dreamt of coming back to my high school and to a jersey retirement. it is special for me. i will always remember it the rest of my life. >> warriors take to the bucks 6:30 tonight. >> that was nice they all supported him at the high school. >> yes. coming up, the 7 things you need to know before you go.
here are the 7 things to know before you go. number one is breaking news from our live desk. white house chief of staff john kelly is expected to resign in the coming days. that's according to two brand-new reports just released by cnn and axios. >> number two, kevin hart is out as the oscar host. he decided to step down after homophobic tweets from eight years ago reemerged. >> number three, students are camping out to call attention to homelessness. it is part of an event called poverty under the stars. >> a company is due back in
court monday after he is accused of trying to flee the country. prosecutors say brandon freyr bilked customers out of $28 million in a student debt relief scam. >> number five, dealing with fog in the north bay. live doppler 7 showing visibility down to 3 miles in santa rosa. patchy dense fog lifting in the next couple of hours. >> number six, overall looking good for the friday morning commute. we had an earlier crash out of tracy, westbound 580 near grant line road. six miles per hour on 205. eastbound 580 slow as well due to road work. >> number seven, salvation army is kicking off itsnion sqre. lol cel giants mascot lucille and drew tuma. >> asking alexis -- alexa, not
alexis. asking a lex sa where the winter is stumping. >> according to techcrunch, amazon wants them to submit answers to the more difficult questions. it has been testing answers internally, adding more than 100,000 responses in the past month alone. now it is opening the program to others. it is invite only. a select group of customers will be asked to join. by the way, in case you're wondering they hibernate during the winter. >> also, if we ask alexis, she knows everything. >> that's all we need. >> that's all we need. comingth0 nune.
>> two cars slammed into an apartment building overnight. what neighbors are telling us. camping out for a cause. why students spent the night outside. >> so many people talking about this. kevin hart stepping down from the awards. it is friday, december 7th. >> you are never more than 7 minutes away from your accuweather forecast. meteorologist drew tuma says we have a nice weekend. >> we do. it is dense in spots, guys. live doppler 7. santa rosa, down to three miles of visibility. traveling along 101, you will especially counter locally dense fog. this will lift the next couple of hours once the sun gets up.
fog free over san francisco. lots of sunshine. upper 50s to low 60s. good morning. good morning, drew. a just double-checked. no official word that the metering lights are on for the bay bridge toll plaza. it certainly is filling in if they are not yet, they will be any minute now. cash or fast track, you will have just a little bit of a wait. checking out drive times. 680, highway 4 to walnut creek, six minutes. eight if you are continuing onto 24. westbound 580, tracy to dublin, our slow spot due to an earlier crash. coming in at exactly an hour. the from the live desk this morning, two cars in a very nasty crash. they crashed into an apartment building on the corner of meridian and willow streets. a man who lives at the apartment
says one car went through his bedroom window. you can see the damage on the right side of the video when you look in this video. a neighbor saw is a passenger bleeding in the head. we are waiting to hear from police on exactly how many people were hurt in this crash. we will keep you updated throughout this newscast. housing and homeless comes up repeatedly one of your top concerns. a stunning number. 13% of students at san jose state are homeless or have been homeless in the past year. >> students are sleeping outside in a show of solidarity. amanda del castillo is live in san jose. amanda. >> reporter: reggie, jessica, tents remain near the famous statues. these students spent the night here. they are camping out to make a point. they say too many students are struggling with homelessness. more than 13% are either homeless or dealt with it while at school, as you mentioned.
they want the president to take action. they want more resource, emergency bed space and dorms and 15 parking spots for those living in cars. they are looking a lot ways to improve services. abc 7 spoke with the struggling students who say it is difficult to concentrate on academics when i'm thinking how am i going to get out of this. where many a going to heat up food? >> enough is enough. a change needs to happen right now. >> reporter: the 13% of students mentioned previously is the highest of any campus. administrators are expected to release a campus-wide statement sometime today. amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. another big issue in the homeless crisis is what to do abouten examplements that seem to be growing up everywhere.
>> the village is on edes avenue and clara street in east oakland. they built makeshift homes and made it a drug-free zone. the city targeted them for being the city targeted them for being a voice for the homeless. >> if we were prostitutes, robbing our neighbors, breaking into neighborhood cars, neglect them and leave them alone. we took care of ourselves and the community and we are being punished for it. >> in an ale, the city says gav. they offered hotel vouchers and beds at other shelters. the judge ruled that he could not prevent the city from clearing the camp. as you see, the city did do that. there are a lot of ways we can make things better in the
bay area, and we want to know your ideas. please share them. use the #betterbayarea when you tweet. go on facebook or instagram with what you are thinking. >> in the east bay, oakland police recovered guns in the city. police seized weapons, including assault rifles and ammunition and 100 pounds of marijuana and a large amount of cash in the raids. in one possibly related case, a surveillance camera recorded a man with a gun outside an oakland business targeted by thieves. the video came from a ring door camera. abc 7 news has calls into oakland police to find out if this case is related to the recent arrests made. on the peninsula, a man exposed himself to a woman last friday in palo alto at the corner of sandhill road and pastor drive. she was riding her bicycle and stopped at a red light. she noticed a man who was
staring at her with his pants down. he was driving a white nissan leaf and last seen on sand hill road. anyone with information is asked to call police. happening today, we should learn a lot more about the russia investigation. special counsel robert mueller will file documents detailing the cooperation of long-time trump legal fixer michael cohen. he admits to lying to congress and orchestrating hush money payments to protect the president. mueller is set to reveal what he said paul manafort lied about that caused his plea deal to fall apart. happening today, house republicans will interview former fbi director james comey behind closed doors. they're wrapping up an investigation into actions by the justice department during the justice department during the 2016 presidential election. kevin hart won't host the
oscars after all. >> the comedian stepping down after being haunted by controversial tweets that he had made in the past about gay made in the past about gay people. he said i did not want to let internet trolls win by apologizing. in instagram he told fans he addressed the controversy before and doesn't want to do it again. >> i've spoken on it. i've said where the rights and wrongs were. i have said who i am now versus who i was then. i've done it. i've done it. i'm not going to continue to come back and tap into the days of old when i'v my life. >> last night a change of heart. he tweeted out this. i'm sorry that i hurt people. i am evolving and i want to continue to do so. my goal is to bring people together, not tear us apart.
much love and appreciation to the academy. i hope we can meet again. the oscars will air here on abc 7 on february 24th. and time now 5:37 a.m. lake tahoe right now, a live look at the scene. you can see a lot of snow on the you can see a lot of snow on the ground. a nice weekend to hit the slopes. temperature-wise, 30s and 40s. oakland, 44. 36 in santa rosa. 45 right now in san jose. you need a jacket as you step out the door. you do not need the rain gear. a dry day on your friday. sunshine this afternoon. mostly sunny.
58 in san francisco. about 60 behind santa rosa. same in fremont. 58 the high in concord. rain moving out. tkraoeup today. how are the roads looking? >> i have zero incidents. >> that's great! >> i am not complaining. we typically have lighter volumes for the friday morning commute. we did have an earlier crash 580 near grant line road. that is off on the shoulder. three vehicles were involved. it sounded minor. ing out just a checking ow . 4205. 9 on 580.
eastbound side of 580 is heavy as well. variouses closed between greenville and 205. you're heavy there. as well as adding 10, 15 minutes to your commute. as drew mentioned, we have fog in the north bay to start us off. 101 looking good through san rafael. we are not seeing any fog but it is out there in some areas. next traffic update in 10 minutes. this morning, san francisco has something most cities would probably love to have. unexpected $450 million windfall from property taxes. the problem is what to do with all that money. the majority of it, as of right now, is slated for funding for various city agencies and services. the examiner reports competing proposals are coming out of city hall on how to spend the hall on how to spend the remaining $181 million.
current school board member and soon to be supervisor matt haney is calling for some of the funding to be directed to the school district. mayor breed will use it to fund housing and homelessness services. new changes to homes. solar panels will soon be required. and it starts soon. in 2020. the requirement is the first in the nation. they will add $10,000 to the cost of a house. however, officials say home buyers will save in energy costs that will offset the higher price. the new regulations also include incentives for homeowners to install a high capacity battery to store energy. still ahead, a twist on the typical santa photo. it won't involve waiting in line. a new holiday tradition one bay area mall will start today. very interesting. making sure all kids are equipp fed
>> happy friday. 5:43. we're dealing with fog that is dense in the north bay. live doppler 7. santa rosa and petaluma, down to 12-hour day planner. sun is up at 7:10 in the morning. partly cloudy skies. by 4:00, temperatures in the mid-50s to low 60s. so enjoy. reggie. >> thanks, drew. the governor-elect's wife is
breaking political convention in the name of gender equality. she will take the title of first partner instead of first lady. she runs a non-profit group whose mission is to fight gender stereotyp stereotypes. she said first partner is gender neutral and more inclusive. a marin county non-profit launched a program to provide foster children with packs filled with essential items, from toothpaste to toys, books, and school supplies. the program is knownct stands f essentials pack. kids off arrive in the foster care system with little more than the clothes on their backs. >> there is a gift card in each one in case they need to run out to target and get themselves something. there's a blanket in every one to give them a comfort. teddy bears.
even in the teenage bags, it's our gesture to say, here, you can have something to snuggle. >> volunteers with children and family services marin county run project k.e.e.p. here's a list of supplies they need, diaper bags, pajamas, socks and other items. a link on how you can help at abc7news.com. >> a big change to a holiday tradition is a sign of the changing times. you don't have to line up for a photo at santa at a staged santa is going to roam the halls. the idea is take a selfie with him. they are offering a free photo-op with selfie santa. people encouraged to post photos using the hashtag selfie fsc.
you can get a traditional photo tonight only during the tree-lighting ceremony at 6:00. i'll be very curious to see how this goes over with the public. >> we want to hear your opinion on this one. i like the traditional sitting down on santa's lap. >> okay. we'll see. back to the big talk this morning. kevin hart stepping down from the oscars after homophobic tweets resurfaced. jamie lee curtis said homophobia is not solidarity. >> they are all deleting their old tweets. and billy eichner saying we just wanted a little understanding, a little explanation. apologies are tough. they leave you vulnerable. it is real. i deal wi in my own way too. i appreciate for kevin hart
really apologizing. apology accepted. >> this is the number one trending topic. it seems to me like it's too bad it came to this point. >> some people say the apology should have been enough. maybe he didn't have to step down. >> it all happened so fast before most of us even knew it was happening. we woke up and he was gone. it's too bad it couldn't have been more of a conversation and a teachable moment and something that we could all kind of move on from. and phau it is becoming another thing -- and now it is becoming another thing. maybe it will be drew tuma. >> i have enough going on. weather-wise, a great weekend. dry. live doppler seven showing we have an active sweep across the region. no rain to talk about. we have fog.
dense in the north bay. petaluma, santa rosa, good morning. visibility down to three miles. if you are traveling on 101, you see right there, that's where the fog is thick. it will be with us in the north bay the next two or three hours. good morning, bay area. in the 30s and 40s. typical for this time of year. the jacket is certainly needed out the door. you don't need the umbrella. we are dry today. 58 in san francisco. after fog in santa rosa, high 60 later today. 58, concord. 59 the high in livermore. overnight tonight, it will be chilly if you head out later on chilly if you head out later on u' nd it.have the heavier srf dry much of the weekend. a chance of a sprinkle in the north bay at night on sunday.
that's the weather. now to the roads with alexis. good morning, drew. looking at a quiet start this friday morning. we did get official word the bay bridge metering lights were flipped on at 5:31. several minutes later than monday through thursday commute. it has filled in now. unless you are using carpool, you will have a bit of a wait. mostly green. layer of visibility. drew has been mentioning the north bay. you have some of that lower visibility this morning. 101 looking fine. 101, santa rosa to san francisco, 53. santa cruz mountains, 22 minutes. >> the latest software update for apple watch series 4 has new heart health features. >> the watch can detect a common form of irregular heart rhythm.
you can have better conversations with doctors about their symptoms and heart patterns. the fda cleared it only for people who are over the age of 22. facebook is testifying a new feature on its live stream. it is like the home shopping network but it's online. merchants in thailand can schedule facebook live streams to showcase new products. they can interact with potential buyers and answer questions live. new at 6:00, bart police getting a raise. we will break down what the board just approved. the city of paris is taking precautions ahead of more planned protests. the sights will not be able to visit this weekend. raising money for the
to settle a hraultd for disposing of items in violation of california environmental rules. the state attorney general said target dumped electronics, batteries, aerosol cans, cfl bulbs and medical waste like syringes into landfills. this is the second settlement in 10 years for target over this issue. in the east bay, the first celebration is back. the art and street party returns today after a two-month hiatus. it was prompted by a shooting that wounded five people. it took place on october 5th hours after the event ended. organizers say the theme today will be peace and love. it will feature holiday surprises in addition to art, food, and entertainment. the first friday runs from 5:00 to 9:00 on telegraph avenue. the bells will be ringing in union square. >> the salvation army kicking off its annual fund-raiser outside the macy's department store. when you hear the bells, there's
a red kettle collecting donations nearby. it helps families in need. local celebrities in san francisco will help to ring the bells, including lucille and abc 7 news mascot meteorologist drew tuma. >> oh, boy. we did that a couple of years ago and had a lot of fun. go see drew today. he has been upgraded to mascot status. ace 1 and 3 on time. one issue for cal toll corridor. train traffic slowing down between oakland and emeryville. behind schedule about 15 minutes. let's check in with drew tuma >> we're tracking fog in the north bay. visibility 3 to 6 miles around
petaluma, santa rosa. take note of that. you have the fog first thing. 30s and 40s out the door. 50 in san francisco. 44, san jose. 37 in danville. you need the winter jacket. no rain gear. dry today, dry tomorrow. mainly dry on sunday. at night, there is a chance of a sprinkle in the north bay. otherwise, dry weather returns for tuesday, wednesday, and thursday. enjoy. okay. thank you, drew. have you started your holiday shopping yet? >> if your answer is no, you're not alone. one in four people still has a lot of gift shopping to do. nearly half the people still have 75% of their gift shopping ahead of them. credit cards are the preferred method of payment. surprisingly, 2% of shoppers plan to pay for their gifts with cryptocurrency >> a local businessman is accused of taking millions of dollars from people trying to pay off their student loans.
and accessoriesphones for your mobile phone. like this device to increase volume on your cell phone. - ( phone ringing ) - get details on this state program visit right now or call during business hours. >> breaking news from the white house. white house chief of staff john kelly is expected to resign in the coming days. this according to two brand-new reports just released by cnn and axios. acg to soues, esident trump is actively discussing a replacement plan. one potential replace many, nick ayers, the chief of staff for mike pence.
six miles in santa rosa. dense fog in the north bay. it will stay that way the next two or three hours. great shot from east bay hills camera. elsewhere, visibility is fine. 12-hour day planner, grab the jacket out the door. don't need the rain gear. partly cloudy by afternoon. by 4:00, temperatures in the mid-50s to low 60s. let's get a check of the roads with alexis >> drew, good morning. overall, very quiet. this is one of our only slow spots. bay bridge toll plaza. i know you're not surprised by this. metering lights on at 5:31. a later start than normal for a friday morning commute for