tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS July 16, 2013 4:30am-5:01am PDT
area today mist and temperatures down a bit with fog. mainly in the 50s. we have a heat wave coming up. >> the majority of our roadwork this morning is along 880. we have it northbound 880 from "a" street to highway 237. only one lane open until 5 a.m. closer to oakland, things are at the limit this morning but we'll talk about the morning commute coming up. >> you didn't even -- she brought this all the way up. >> this is from my producer. >> this is all the roadwork out there already. >> she knows what she is doing. >> all up here. >> thank you. nine people were arrested overnight in oakland during protests over the george zimmerman acquittal in florida. most of the suspects live outside of oakland. some protestors spilled on the nimitz freeway blocking traffic until police could clear the lanes. kpix 5's christin ayers with
more on protest problems in downtown oakland. [ yelling ] >> reporter: within hours thousands of marchers had taken to downtown oakland. they stormed interstate 880 marching against traffic bringing cars to a stand still. police moved in making several arrests. they forced protestors off the freeway but outnumbered, they were forced to call in highway patrol and alameda county sheriff's deputies. their reactions a far cry from the first night of protests. we have learned there were only eight officers on the streets in downtown oakland saturday when vandals broke off from a larger protest, smashed windows and set trash on fire in the streets. >> we're tired of people from mostly it seems like people from outside of the city just trashing the downtown every time they feel like they want to say something. >> reporter: we saw the oakland police chief patrolling the protests himself by bicycle.
he admitted police were blindsided by the verdict. they didn't make one arrest that night. >> we weren't expecting a verdict until this week. so on that short notice, we weren't able to bring in additional staffing for saturday night. >> reporter: whent said he upped the number of officers last night and cut the amount of vandalism drastically. tonight he hopes to do the same. >> hopefully, we're able to be successful tonight as we were last night. >> reporter: christin ayers, kpix 5. >> in l.a., hundreds of demonstrators started trash fires, jumped on cars, bashed windows and vandalized their way through city streets. a photographer for our sister station kcbs was attacked and hurt so badly he is in the hospital. 13 people were arrested overnight in los angeles. for the first time we are hearing from one of the jurors in the george zimmerman trial. she says the verdict came down to what happened in the final few seconds right before trayvon martin was shot. >> because of the heat of the moment and stand your ground. he had a right to defend
himself. he felt threatened, his life was going to be taken away from him or he was going to have bodily harm, he had a right. >> so even though if he had gotten out of the car and followed trayvon martin that didn't matter. in the deliberations what mattered was the final seconds, minutes, when there was an altercation and whether or not what the most important thing was whether or not george zimmerman felt his life was in danger. >> that's how we read the law. that's how we got to the point of everybody being not guilty. >> apparently, coming to that decision was not very easy. >> i want people to know that we put everything into everything to get this verdict. [ crying ] >> we didn't just go in there, uhm, to say, we're going to come in here and just do guilty, not guilty. we thought about it for hours and cried over it afterwards.
[ pause ] >> i don't think any of us could ever do anything like that ever again. >> the juror says she believes zimmerman's heart was in the right place that night but it all just went terribly wrong. >> the juror also said she felt a key prosecution witness was not credible. that witness rachel jeantel testified about the phone conversation she had with trayvon martin moments before he was shot. jeantel also talked about saturday's verdict. >> when that verdict came back as not guilty, were you shocked and surprised? what were you feeling? >> you want me to be synonymous. >> yeah, be honest. >> i was sleeping. i was laying down because i knew what it was. >> reporter: what do you mean, you knew what it was? >> i had a feeling. [ pause ] >> i was laying in my room. my aunt just came in my room
and bust outcrying and say, we ain't getting no justice. just like we ain't getting no justice. we just lost another child. we just lost trayvon again. >> some analysts say her testimony hurt the prosecution's case. she says she did her part and what other people say about her will not bring her down. the bitter divide over the zimmerman trial played a role in a shocking attack on a veteran musician as he performed here in hayward. kpix 5's sharon chin spoke with singer lester chambers who is now recovering from injuries at his petaluma home. reporter: saturday night at the hayward city russell blues festival as lester chambers sang a song he dedicated to martin a woman leaped on the stage. she smacked down the 73-year- old singer. several band members and fans
tackle and make a citizen's arrest. >> you're okay, right? >> reporter: tonight at their petaluma home, chambers and his sons shudder at the video. >> oh, god. >> reporter: chambers has bruises on his ribs and all over his body. he must now walk with a cane. >> it's beyond fathomable that that happened to my father, a legend, someone so powerful for peace. >> i saw anger for the short term that i did fear she just couldn't -- you mother -- f you started this, boom, you know? and i was down. >> reporter: chambers cofounder of the chambers brothers says he was singing about love and peace as a tribute to trayvon. he just told the audience about "people get ready" > people get ready there's a training acomin', if he was
here, he would say probably people get ready there's a change acomin'. >> reporter: officers say the 40-year-old suspect of barstow refused to speak to police. she was decide and released. chambers has a new album this week but because of the attack he is afraid to do live performances to promote it but not afraid to offer the suspect forgiveness. >> i would say to her, get a little god in your heart. and let a little love come out of your soul. >> reporter: sharon chin, kpix 5. >> in addition to battery, the chambers family hopes the suspect will be charged with a hate crime as soon as today. hayward police will turn the case over to the alameda county district attorney who will then decide on the charges. a caltrans spokesman is apologizing for accidentally e- mailing this photo to the media. it shows the tv character dexter a serial killer reading about the zimmerman verdict. caltrans released a statement yesterday saying the agency, quote, has a statewide policy
that prohibits the use of state email for personal communications. we take any misuse of state equipment seriously and will look into this incident and take appropriate action." 4:38. your first check of weather. a little bit of traffic. lawrence is here with the big -- i guess we are going to heat up. >> not today. today is going to be cooler so we have to wait one more day. then i think we'll start to heat things up. by the end of the week we'll have hot temperatures away from the coastline. meantime plenty of clouds have swept on shore. the drizzle continues at the beaches even a little damp inside the bay this morning but a thick cloud cover stretching across the bay right now. the temperatures mainly in the 50s at this hour. i think through the day today we'll see some sunshine in the afternoon inland. but these temperatures going to be staying on the cool side for this time of year as much as 8 to about 13 degrees below average. much warmer weather is on the way. we'll have more on that in a moment. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> towards the golden gate
bridge this morning everything is flowing nicely. they haven't done any lane changes yet so not a single car right now heading -- no, there's one car heading towards san francisco. let's check the san mateo bridge. drive time 13 to 14 minutes right now out of hayward. the right side of your screen is westbound 92 flat section of the bridge. camera position just passed the pay gates so we have a traffic alert in effect out in brentwood. brentwood boulevard is shut down now between sunset and havenscourt. it will be shut down for the next few hours because of a big rig fire. back to you guys. >> thank you. 4:39 now. asiana airlines says it will sue ktvu channel 2 because of the bogus list of pilot names that they reported on friday at noon. the clip of the newscast went virus. the station apologized. asiana says the bogus names which were racially insensitive damaged the airlines' reputation. so far ktvu has no commented. 38 passengers on the flight that -- 83 passengers on the
flight that crashed are suing boeing the manufacturer of the 777. a chicago law firm is representing them and says it will soon file more lawsuits against asiana and other companies that were involved with that 777. same-sex marriages will continue in california despite the latest push by prop 8 supporters. the state supreme court rejected their most recent request to halt the weddings of homosexuals. prop 8 supporters are still seeking a long-term court order to block gay marriages san francisco's jewelry mart is back open for businesses after friday's deadly shooting. police say barry white, jr., was in the lobby when he killed two women and stabbed a man. officers say it was a random act and not a robbery. >> we believe that there was some sort of an angst between the suspect and the business and it just played out tragically on friday. >> tenants of the building wore pink ribbons yesterday in
memory of the women who lived there. livermore more police are looking for three thieves who smashed a car into a jewelry store and stole $100,000 of merchandise just before 4:00 yesterday morning at kay jewelers at the livermore premium outlets. investigators say it took just 4 minutes for the suspects to get the jewelry. one passenger was injured when a tour bus clipped a cable car in north beach yesterday evening on columbus and lombard. one person on the back of the cable car was checked out. no one else was hurt. 4:41. tablet wars just got more competition now that one maker is slashing prices. where you can get one for less than $350. >> why some major department stores are tracking every move through your smartphone. coming up. ,, ,,,,,,
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battle a wildfire at riverside county. it started yesterday afternoon just southwest of palm springs. it's too soon to say the extents of the damage. it's 5% contained. 4:44. you slept for 15 hours last night. >> 15 hours and i feel fabulous fabulous. we have great weather toward the end of the week. this is the last day of cool weather. low clouds and fog have swept onshore and we are seeing drizzle again this morning. we could see temperatures topping out in the 70s and low 80s inland. well below average for this time of year. 70s and 70s around the bay and cool off the coastline with the 50s. we have low pressure off the coastline that's helping to sweep in low clouds and fog. and keep these temperatures way
down. at least for one more day. then the whole system slides eastward and we start to warm up again. 75 degrees, sunshine and pleasant into san jose. 70 in fremont. east bay numbers up into the 70s and the low 80s. inside the bay 66 degrees in oakland, lingering clouds into san francisco at 61. 57 degrees and breezy in daly city. next couple of days changes in the works. especially inland. by the end of the week some of these numbers threatening to get into triple digits at least in the valleys. cool at the coast. let's check the roads with elizabeth. thanks, lawrence. we are going to take you towards the bay bridge. there are toll lanes blocked off at the pay gates. otherwise, 4:45 this morning, you're looking good getting into
san francisco. headlights are the commute direction. westbound 580 the drive time 19 minutes from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. so far no brake lights yet through the livermore valley. the drive time is updating. not in the heavy, northbound 880. probably should be about 15 minutes now on northbound 880 between 238 and the maze. westbound 580 is fine, eastshore freeway quiet 19 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. bart on time. they should have about 30 trains running so far at this hour. that's a check of your latest "timesaver traffic." back to you guys >> thank you. initial results could be out today from the autopsy on "glee" star cory monteith. the 31-year-old was found dead in a vancouver hotel room saturday. police ruled out foul play. authorities say it could take days before toxicology tests
are in, though. monteith had talked openly about his struggles with substance abuse and addiction. he had sought treatment back in april. wall street will be checking more earnings reports today after another record setting session. the dow was up almost 20 points on monday's close to hit another record high at 15,484. the nasdaq was up 6. the company that owned the world trade center when the 9/11 attacks happened is suing the airlines whose hijacked planes were flown into the twin towers. world trade center properties has received nearly $5 billion in insurance payments but the company is suing united and american airlines for another 3.5 billion. a lawyer for the airlines says that's more than the buildings were worth. microsoft is slashing the price of its new tablet in the hopes of selling more of them. the tablet called surface is being dropped from $499 to $349. microsoft just reorganized its corporate structure and is trying to focus more on devices. the nsa might be tracking
your phone calls and emails but retailers are also getting into the high-tech surveillance game. kpix 5 mike sugerman shows us how stores are tracking your shopping habits. >> reporter: in the movie "minority report" tom cruise that is a chip in his head that among other things ties into sensors at stores. that's just science fiction, right? >> we are closer to this than anybody realizes. >> reporter: here's what you may see at a department store. these what others see. >> the comprehensive solution for gathering in store performance data. >> reporter: you walk in, they can tell you your sex, how long you spend where, what you're looking at, what you buy. >> if you are not looking happy and they can track from your previous movements that you bought chocolate when you're maybe coming into the store at a certain time of day, they can also send you a coupon to your phone that says, hey, feeling down? how about some chocolate!
>> reporter: retail analyst fred phillips says the technology is there, may be a while before it's ramped up into use. >> creepy! stalking actually. >> i don't think it's creepy because i think that shopping in general is changing. >> reporter: they track you online, of course, when you shop. they know what you bought, when you bought it, how much you spent. should it be that much different for brick and mortar shopping in realtime? >> so this allows them to say these must be popular products. >> reporter: this retail psychologist says such technology not only helps businesses but customers too. >> also how do we arrange them in the store so that their movement through the store gives them exposure to additional products in which they might be interested? >> and where is some of this stuff coming from? >> one successful startup is russian. >> now they're using technology for surveillance that was voled by soviet kgb, by different government agencies, to now filter that into the commercial end to use that surveillance to make money. >> reporter: the cold war has
turned into helping make cold, hard cash. mike sugerman, kpix 5. >> big brother is watching in a big way there. all sorts of retailers including national chains are testing these technologies. they are using them to maximize store layouts and offer customized coupons. 4:50. excitement over beavers returning to san jose has turned into concern. why wildlife experts are running to this animal's help. >> and would you put a snail on your face to keep it from aging? one beauty secret to make your skin crawl is coming up next.
we have even more fog and low clouds around the bay area today, drizzle at the coastline, the temperatures now in the 50s. by the afternoon, well below the average. still comfortable inland. you will see some 70s and low 80s in much of the south bay. the east bay also looking at temperatures in the 70s and low 80s. a little cool though if you head inside the bay only about 61 in san francisco. and breezy much warmer weather is on the way. and as lawrence said it may be misty out there, slick across the golden gate bridge, bay bridge and san mateo bridge at the limit this morning, no delay between hayward and foster city. and coming into san francisco is great across the upper deck. i want to tell you about a traffic hotspot this morning. we have a traffic alert in effect out in brentwood. brentwood boulevard is shut down between sunset and havenscourt because of an earlier tractor-trailer fire. the road will reopen in a few hours. >> good music there, liz. ♪[ music ] >> thanks. apple is investigating the
death of a woman in china. police say she was electrocuted while using her iphone 5 while it was charging. the 23-year-old was a flight attendant. apple says it will cooperate with the investigation. a rare beaver that made a home along san jose's guadalupe river is now in danger. it's among a family of beavers believed to be the first to settle in the city since the 19th century. kpix 5's kiet do explains why wildlife experts are concerned. reporter: they knew something was wrong when a wildlife camera captured the beaver waddelling around. look closely on her left side and you will see something attached to her body. >> she had a large protrusion out of her side, almost looks like a stick. and she was limping when she was walking. >> reporter: the next morning the branch had fallen off but now you can see it clearly. >> she had a plastic packing strap constricted around her waist. >> reporter: greg with the urban wildlife research project
has been using hidden cameras to shoot video of the beavers since they were discovered in march. until these guys, beavers hadn't been seen in this part of san jose since the gold rush era. a team of wildlife experts has been searching the guadalupe river setting traps and using thermal cameras. if the plastic strap stays on, one of the river's first beavers in 150 years will likely survive just a little while longer. is that a propane tank? >> it is. that's not an uncommon sight. >> reporter: the guadalupe snakes more than 10 miles through san jose past high-tech companies, neighborhoods and homeless encampments. he says the troubled beaver is a reminder to keep it clean. >> it's very depressing to see an animal in distress being prohibited from living its life along the guadalupe river. >> reporter: kiet do, kpix 5. >> the city of san jose has been getting some trapping advice from officials in the city of martinez which also has
been dealing with the creatures. the latest trend in skin care may make your skin crawl. japanese women are paying more than $100 a pop for the snail facial. snail slime is apparently packed with proteins and antioxidants. the treatment is supposed to stimulate an anti-aging effect by removing old cells and moisturizing the skin. but it's a little creepy. i don't know if i would like snails on my face. >> the snails -- the slime, have you ever picked one of those up? >> no. >> i don't think so. >> i don't know. but apparently it helps. >> yeah? okay. line up. 4:56. the singer takes the stand on the george zimmerman verdict. how his message backfired at a bay area music festival, coming up. >> reporter: i'm sue kwon in south san jose where firefighters rescue a woman who is trapped and they had to call in animal care and control. i'll tell you how many cats they found in this home. i'm totally in love with the avocado on this sub.
>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald i'm sue kwon in san jose where firefighters have been fighting a fire with 100 cats. i'm cate caugiran live in oakland where tensions are escalating as protestors angered over the zimmerman trial are taking their anger to the streets. >> today likely the coolest day of the week. hot temperatures coming up. >> and so far, so good this morning coming into the san francisco if you are heading towards the bay bridge. we'll help you get to work on time good morning. tuesday, july 16. good to have you with us. coming up.i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. lawrence has the forecast. >> we have low clouds and fog sweeping onshore this morning
filling into the valleys drizzle at the coastline early on. low clouds and fog peeling back toward the coastline today. temperatures in the 50s. and it looks like toward the afternoon it will be cool ever than it was. -- it will be cooler than it was. in fact, numbers way down. usually into the 80s. today temperatures 5 to 13 degrees below the average. enjoy it. we have a heat wave coming in our direction. let's check the roads with elizabeth. thanks, lawrence. in the meantime it's drizzly outside this morning. so just be maybe extra careful especially across the golden gate bridge. along the peninsula catching a flight at sfo no delay this morning 101 and 280 both moving at the limit. quick check of the south bay where no major roadwork is going on. 101 and guadalupe parkway all still flowing nicely and here's a live look at the golden gate bridge commute i was telling you about. so far a nice drive time out of marin county. from san rafael a quick trip towards sausalito. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." back to