tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS December 5, 2013 6:00am-7:01am PST
>> tickets going for sky high prices for the last few games at candlestick park as fans clamor to say good-bye to the stick. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado email@example.com >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, it's thursday, december 5. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm frank mallicoat. >> breaking news overnight an elderly couple and their dog pulled from a burning home in benicia. the couple was rushed to the hospital in serious condition. firefighters saved the dog. it's in stable condition. a newspaper deliveryman smelled the smoke early this morning. the fire was out in a half hour. good morning. it's thursday, december 5. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. developing right now, bundle up! an arctic blast is bringing subzero temperatures to the north and sleet down to central
texas. here in the bay we are seeing freezing temperatures. >> reporter: i'm anne makovec live at the fruitvale bart station. the absoluting of oscar grant years ago -- the shooting of oscar grant years ago sparked an investigation into the bart police department. we'll find out how they are doing implementing some of the recommended reforms. >> reporter: i'm kiet do live in san jose where my trusty iphone app says it is 26 degrees. that means plenty of frost on the windshields of cars out here. now, there's not a lot of moisture out here so the frost is not really that thick. you can see like scraping it off easily with my hands. nonetheless, give yourself some extra time if you are driving to work today to scrape it off your windshield. cold weather came early last night down to freezing in many spots well before midnight. santa rosa was one of the coalest spots in the bay area. it was 32 degrees just a couple of hours past sundown. it's flood low 20s. perfect christmas tree shopping
and coffee drinking weather. >> it's not as wet and rainy but got the cold, dry and cold. >> i'm missing our warm weather. >> really need to bundle up. >> not so cold because i'm jumping up and down. >> teeth are chatters. >> yeah. it's freezing out here. >> reporter: but look he is wearing shorts. what is going on? >> reporter: all righty. so the cold weather is not going away anytime soon. we'll get more tomorrow. let's go to the "great karnow" for the forecast for this day. >> thank you very much, sir! yeah. boy, cold temperatures around the bay area. if you have to get some ice off your windshield, don't pour hot water on it so you don't crack your windshield. temperatures just updated, we have 19 degrees right now in napa. unbelievably cold there. 26 degrees in santa rosa. we may be looking at crop damage especially in some of the north bay valleys. temperatures are just too cold. 20s showing up in the east bay and then as you get inside the
bay, 30 in fremont, 31 freezing even in oakland. and 36 degrees in san jose. freeze warnings up for today have been extended now until tomorrow morning. that's because the storm system headed toward the bay area is going to come in later. no relief from the cold. numbers by this afternoon old in the 40s and the 50s. when might we start to warm up? we'll talk about that coming up. let's check your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. and unfortunately traffic things are heating up towards the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights were turned on at 5:53 so a touch earlier than typical no real reasons why no incidents at the bay bridge but it's quickly stacking up towards the overcrossings for at least a ten-minute wait. we are getting word of some new signal issues. this is impacting ace train number 1. apparently it's actually stopped right now while maintenance crews go in and figure out the problem. ace train 3 is on time. bart no delays systemwide. outside there was an accident reported westbound 80 at cutting. quickly cleared to the right-
hand shoulder but we are still seeing some delays looks like from mcbryde all the way down into berkeley. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you. it's not just cold here. states across the country are getting hit by an arctic blast causing cold conditions. storms are dumping snow from the west coast to the great lakes. in denver, the salvation army patroled the city where temperatures dropped 13 below zero. it's so cold road crews are using solid and liquid de-icers to try to keep roads safe but it's a tough fight. >> loses effectiveness at 15 degrees. it has the potential to refreeze. >> a storm system dumped more than 2 feet of snow in the duluth area. at least five people have died in weather-related accidents in minnesota since monday. happening today bart directors will learn the findings of an audit of the transit agency's police department. we get the story now from kpix 5 reporter anne makovec. she is at the fruitvale bart station. i understand the audit was ordered after the shooting death of oscar grant. >> reporter: yeah.
it was almost four years ago. and these reforms were recommended three years ago. today we'll find out if this inches tense look at department operations has -- if this intense look at department operations has been doing any good. >> this is a good time for a reality check. >> reporter: that was the bart chief when the assessment began in june. reality check is today. some of the events under the microscope the naked acrobat in may. officers took a long time to show up. the highest profile the 2009 shooting of oscar grant captured in this cell phone video. officer johannes mehserle claims he mistook his firearm for his taser. >> a little intimidated after it happened because you felt like maybe they were trigger happy at times but now they're i think more aware of it. >> reporter: former chief patrick oliver signed off on
the report being discussed today. about 55 reforms recommended in 2010 by the national organization of black law enforcement executives. both oliver and rainey will be speaking in front of the bart board today. the cost of this assessment $25,000. live at the fruitvale bart station, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> the bart board will also likely address the latest train troubles at today's meeting. a train stopped inside an east bay tunnel yesterday between orinda and rockridge and electrical short causing the emergency brakes to engage while it was going 70 miles per hour. nine people taken to the hospital with breathing problems and some other issues. >> there was just a lot of confusion. we sat and didn't hear anything for 40 minutes. >> i panicked a little bit but, you know, there's not too much you can do when you're stuck in the tunnel. >> bart officials expect maintenance problems to continue until the new trains are finally on the tracks in 2017. search for a missing san jose family resumes in about an
hour in idaho. take a look at the extreme conditions search-and-rescue crews are up against. steep mountain ranges covered in snow continue on for miles. 51-year-old dale smith and four of his family members were in a single-engine plane that vanished that area on sunday. experts say they do have a fighting chance to survive though. >> we have gasoline in the tanks that you can use to build a fire. you're pretty well off. if he is not injured, i would say that chances that if he stays put are pretty darn good. >> rescue crews detected a faint emergency transmitter signal in the area on tuesday. they are still trying to pinpoint exactly where that signal came from. a number of search personnel is growing each day with more than 60 people now joining the effort yesterday. other bay area headlines, palo alto-based tesla is teaming up with a solar company to develop big battery packs. the idea is to create a source of backup power for homes that run on solar power but don't get the energy they need on a
cloudy day. plans for a pilot program are under way for homes in california. lighting up an ecigarette in parts of richmond can cost you $1,000. the city council voted this week to ban them from parks, restaurants and other nonsmoking places. critics. device say it has dangerous chemicals. carlsbad in southern california also banned them. los angeles has decided to put the same restrictions on ecigarettes as regular cigarettes. the obama administration says the new and improved healthcare.gov website is working. it's now time for americans to enroll in a health insurance plan. but the group the white house most wants to sign up is the hardest sell. the white house needs millions of healthy young adults to sign up to make coverage affordable for everyone else. a new harvard university poll shows just 20% of americans under 30 plan to enroll in a healthcare plan as part of the affordable care act. >> i would rather pay the fine. i don't know how much health insurance is but i know it's
more than that. >> the white house is hoping 7 million americans will sign up by april. millions have visited the affordable care act website to review options. some people say they will take their chances without it. a new gallup poll indicates that more than 25% of people say they are more likely to pay the government fine for refusing coverage than sign up for mandatory insurance. that's 28% of 48 million people in the country uninsured. 6:09. define the odds. the northern california couple seeing triple. >> he is simple, funny and fun. >> a lunchtime turns into showtime at parkmead elementary school. how the custodian at this week's "cool school" keeps kids entertained in the cafeteria. >> temperatures now dropping down into the teens in some parts of the bay area. when will we warm up? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we are taking a live look right now. conditions across the san mateo bridge look good right now in
westbound and eastbound 92. full look at your morning commute coming up. tell us what drives you crazy during your commute. we know there's a lot of stuff. ask a question or just share a gripe by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me at #ewengerkpix. of course, watch to see if your question gets answered on air. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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paul walker autopsy results show the "fast & furious" star survived the car crash but died moments later due to the injuries and resulting fire. and, of course, winter storm an arctic blast making its way across the country. follow us at twitter at #cbssf. that arctic blast is here, too. it's cold. >> there's cold air here in the bay area. elizabeth, a lot of people are scraping their windows this morning. >> if you want to ditch that avoid that don't drive and use mass transit instead. everything is on time if you want to ride bart this morning. no delay reported on 40 trains. ace train 1 is our one problem spot this morning. sounds like they are still dealing with signal issues so they are behind schedule. train 3 is on time. ferries and caltrain reporting no delay. if you are hitting the roads this morning this is what it looks like on our sensors. westbound 80 there is a little slowing coming through richmond. there was an earlier crash at cutting in a cleared quickly but it's still jammed up from mcbryde down towards berkeley.
nothing too unusual though but the crash is there. visual distraction. also westbound five five through the altamont pass. your usual brake lights now beginning in tracy all the way up to north flynn the heaviest traffic 25 minutes now between there and the dublin interchange. the nimitz and the eastshore freeway though still in that clear category so we like to see that. still some green. obviously not green though through the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. once you get past that north flynn everything moves better closer towards the sunset limited as you head to dublin. and here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights were turned on at 5:53 so things have been backing up for a little while towards the overcrossings. once you get on the span things look good coming into san francisco. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." with more on the cooldown here's lawrence. >> boy heading outside this morning get ready, some ice on the windshield on the grass. we have some very cold temperatures outside. look at the numbers right now. they have just updated, we have 19 degrees in the napa valley right now 26 in santa rosa, 26
in fairfield, 27 in concord. and 28 degrees in livermore. we may be looking at crop damage in the napa valley. those temperatures are just too cold. even freezing inside the bay. so you get the idea, we are working on a very cold start to the morning. by the afternoon, plenty of sunshine. but still some very chilly temperatures as that cold arctic air sits overhead. tomorrow morning another cold morning and then the possibility of some showers late in the day. so here it is. that cold arctic air mass looking like it's going to hang around for another day and then sliding further east but today, cold around much of the state. highs only about 46 degrees in eureka. 52 fresno. about 31 degrees in lake tahoe. changes coming our way though. tomorrow morning chilly but not quite as cold. and then late in the day this system starts to dive into the bay area bringing with it a chance of showers looks like tomorrow evening and then into early saturday morning. highs for today going to be on the chilly side. bundle up only about 47 degrees in napa 48 concord about 49 san jose, and 50 degrees in san francisco. that will be one of the warmer
spots around the bay area. unsettled weather looks like toward friday night into saturday. looks like some warmer temperatures numbers heading toward the middle of next week. by the way, sunrise time today and it should be neat see a lot of frost on the mountains tops and over some of the tops of some of the buildings,:10 today, sunset -- 7:10 sunrise, sunset at 4:51. >> were you chipping the ice? >> yeah. i had some water just a little bit in my car. frozen. there you go. chilly. >> thank you. 6:17 now. one bay area elementary school lunchtime is served with a lot of laughs. from magic tricks to jokes, the head custodian at parkmead elementary school makes sure there's never a dull moment and it's the man known as mr. dick who makes parkmead this week's "cool school." >> feet and hands on. >> reporter: it may sound like a pep rally at parkmead elementary. but it's just a normal lunchtime show in the cafeteria. >> the show sort of evolved out of a need to keep the kids
occupied and focused at lunch because it was as you can imagine pretty noisy. >> reporter: so for the last 20 years, dick wayman, or mr. dick, the head custodian, has been putting on a show for kindergarten through fifth graders and finding material is easy. he just comes to work. >> like a sitcom without a writer. i'll show up to work and some kid will come up to me and say, mr. dick, you know, what's wrong with you today? [ laughter ] >> i'll go wait a minute. nothing. [ laughter ] >> he is simple, funny and really fun. >> going to poke this through and hopefully it won't squeak. here we go. ready? [ pop ] >> reporter: this show complete with magic tricks and games is a staple here and the school's principal often joins in the
fun. >> okay. where does it go? let's see if she knows. >> reporter: mr. dick even got us involved. >> michelle, what is your name? >> michelle. >> reporter: he is so popular, every year parents pay $125 for their kid to be mr. dick for the day with all the money going to the school fund. >> give them a set of keys, a full master set of keys, no matter what grade they're in kindergarten through fifth, and then we come here and we start to work. >> reporter: emily is today's lucky winner. before school, she got a donut and then went to work. >> we gone into the lunchroom and cleaned up some of the -- brooms. >> can remember somebody's parents calling me after they were mr. dick for the day and they said oh, this is incredible. i can't believe i got in and got to clean up, somebody threw up in room 2. >> he teaches them how to play instruments, gives them t- shirts.
good for that. he gave me a t-shirt that the kids get when they're mr. dick for the day. >> does he run out of material? >> he never runs out of material because the kids have no filter. so they just you know -- >> all goofy and having fun. >> very good. >> last cool about your school? email your nomination to us at email@example.com. we may come and feature your school here on the show. coming up, the next time cal's football team steps on the home field, something will be a little different. the field's new name and what makes this naming rights deal the most significant to date for a college venue. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, jim harbaugh with a very rare admission. and the nfl brings the hammer down on a head coach. we'll show you why coming up. ,,,,
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our play of the day comes fm college basketball.. freeze warnings up for most of the bay area. temperatures in the 20s and the 30s even some teens outside! we are hoping that changes soon. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we got some big problems for ace train number 1 this morning. we have just learned they are 15 minutes late. the train is stopped between livermore and pleasanton due to signal issues. the rest of the mass transit is on time. full "kcbs traffic report" coming up. good morning, everybody. the seattle seahawks have the best record in the nfl. they come to town on sunday to play the 49ers and this time, even jim harbaugh admits it's not just another game. >> if this doesn't fire up the fans, you know, what does? uhm, i suppose abraham lincoln riding across the field with a frock and a top hat riding a horse waving an american flag, you know, that would --i doubt that would fire them up if this game doesn't fire them up, that
people really love football would be fired up by this matchup. >> colin kaepernick gave fans plenty to be fired up. but while the passing game it improving nothing changed about his lack of interest during his weekly meetings with the media. do you not like this? you're so guarded, it seems. >> my contract is to play football. the media is just an obligation i have to do. [ laughter ] >> bailed out by the media guy. the nfl has fined steelers head coach mike tomlin $100,000 for stepping on the field during a return by jacoby jones of the ravens. pittsburgh may also have to forfeit a draft pick as a result of that. you heard all the history lessons from jim harbaugh. coming up tonight, exclusively on the 6:00 news, i'm going to one on one with dad jack harbaugh who is in town just for this game. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight.
thank you, dennis. play of the day now coming from college basketball. we got maryland taking on ohio state second half sam thompson the buckeyes throwing down the back end of an alley-oop. ohio state won easily in the acc big 10 challenge. your play of the day. later today cal is expected to announce which company is buying the naming rights to its football field at memorial stadium. university has not officially revealed the sponsor but a "new york times" blog reports that it's videogame maker can bam. 15-year deal is expected to bring in about $18 million to cal. 6:26. coming up fast-food restaurant workers across the country get ready to walk off the job. the message employees hope the strike will send. >> reporter: omg! it's cold in san jose. 26 degrees. that's not even the coldest spot in the bay area. we have a live freezing report
your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald >> we have been talking about bart strikes and service disruptions, but today the focus is on the bart police department and some recommendations that were put forth three years ago. >> we badly need your help now, please, cousin, help, please. >> his family members lost everything when typhoon haiyan hit the philippines. one bay area man's journey to help. >> and some very cold temperatures around the bay area. freezing in many spots. even some temperatures in the teens. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and it sounds like a bad
crash now in hayward southbound 880 near whipple and it is jamming up into san leandro beyond 238. a full "kcbs traffic report" coming up. we begin with breaking news out of libya at this hour where officials confirm an american teacher was shot to death while jogging near the u.s. consulate there. texas man's body was brought to a hospital in benghazi. a security official says he was a chemistry teacher at the city's international school which is a libyan-owned institute that follows an american curriculum. no one has claimed responsibility. developing news now an elderly couple is pulled from a burning home in benicia. their dog was also rescued and given oxygen. a newspaper deliveryman smelled the smoke at the house on larkin drive about 2: 00 this morning and called 911. firefighters tell us the couple was taken to the hospital in serious condition. the dog is okay. and the fire was out within half hour. and good morning, everyone. it's thursday, december 5. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:31. let's check this chilly forecast with lawrence. >> these temperatures are
something else this morning. the coldest day of the week probably the coldest of the season so far as these numbers really are dropping off with that arctic air overhead. some of the temperatures making their way into the teens this morning down to 19 degrees right now in the napa valley. 26 in santa rosa. 27 in concord and 28 degrees in livermore. even inside the bay we are looking at some freezing temperatures. so you get the idea, very cold air settling in overhead. freeze warnings up and now have been extended not only this morning but into tomorrow morning. there's a storm system headed our way but looks like it's coming in later in the day so tomorrow morning, another very cold morning outside. temperatures expected to be in the 40s and the 50s as we head in toward the afternoon. in fact, it will be a very, very chilly start to the day. and then it looks like by the afternoon, these numbers only warming up as high as 49 in san jose and 50 degrees in san francisco. all right. it's cold out there right now. for more on that somebody out in the middle of it, kiet do in san jose. hey, kiet.
>> reporter: hey there, lawrence. let me ask you something here. did you really send a text to us out here where it's 25 degrees telling us to suck it up from your warm studio? >> i sent you that a long time ago, kiet. i'll send it again if you want. [ laughter ] >> reporter: all right. fair enough. it's cold out here. it keeps getting colder every time i check my. phone app here. that means a lot of the morning commuters are going to be probably a little late when they go into work today because their cars are covered in frost. now, the air is pretty dry so it means that the frost could be worse. so a lot of it is just kind of dusting off this morning. nevertheless, give yourself some extra time to scrape the ice off the car. now, in the southern part of the county, here in santa clara county, in gilroy, in fact, workers were busy covering up plants and big white tarps moving them indoors at an avocado and citrus plant nursery. the smaller plants are the most vulnerable to the cold. the plants are worth hundreds even thousands of dollars. at hardware and gardening stores in morgan hill customers
cleared the shelves, snapping up frost protection items like tarps and most of them sold out by noon. >> i just planted everything. and so this is actually my first round at gardening. so i was told to protect it. >> part of gardening. you have to be careful and protect your plants. >> reporter: all righty. it is cold just keeps on getting colder and this will continue through tomorrow morning. live in downtown san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. and just a quick note southbound i-5 is closed right now in stockton. there was an officer-involved shooting and a police chase. the police activity shutting down the southbound lanes of i- 5 in stockton near country club drive. closer to home in hayward, it's continuing to back up. this is a multicar crash two lanes blocked at one point. they are working to clear it but that southbound 880 commute is just kind of slow-and-go right now from 238 it looks like heading out of san leandro
all the way down towards the whipple exit. all right. mass transit ace train 1 we still have these delays going on. there was a problem between livermore and pleasanton. there was some damage to the rail. and so that's what's taking so long to clear up. 50-minute delays right now for that ace train 1. ace train 3 is on time. and bart also a great option to avoid the cold and dealing with the frost on your car they are reporting no delays. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you. so how is the bart police department doing on recommendations for reform? today the bart board will get its report card. kpix 5's anne makovec is at oakland's fruitvale bart station and anne, the oscar grant killing right there at that station is one of the reasons for that audit, right? >> reporter: yeah. that was almost four years ago. but even the name fruitvale station has a different ring to it after that. that is one of many events from which the bart police department is being forced to learn. >> it's always good to have a
extra set of eyes. >> reporter: in this case former chief patrick oliver examining how 55 reforms were implemented after being recommended in 2010 by the national organization of black law enforcement executives. some of the events under the microscope the naked acrobat in may attacking passengers in san francisco. officers took a painfully long time to show up. and the highest profile, the 2009 shooting of oscar grant captured in this cell phone video. officer johannes mehserle claims he mistook his firearm for his taser. i spoke with police chief kenton rainey as this assessment began in june. >> i would say we definitely have done the majority of the reforms. and as far as our progress i'm going to leave that up to the assessors. >> reporter: among the items in this review, training, use of force, bias, internal affairs, and discipline. so oliver is going to be presenting his findings to the bart board this morning. and rainey will then be responding. live at the fruitvale bart
station in oakland, anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> so anne, tell us how open to criticism does the police chief seem to be? >> reporter: he is a very mild- mannered open thoughtful guy. he was hired after the oscar grant shooting. it was kind of part of a mea culpa on the part of the bart board. >> thank you, anne. happening today, fast food workers will strike. workers in 100 cities across the country are striking for higher pay and the right to unionize. the bay area workers are included, as well. fast food workers earn about $9 an hour and want $15. enough to get them above the poverty level for a family of four. new this morning, a bay area man is dipping into his savings and retirement to help those affected in last month's devastating typhoon in the philippines. kpix 5's kiet do on how he is
using technology to raise more funds. >> rummaging for food and their homes are gone. >> reporter: for the past month michael has been trying to help relatives devastated by the typhoon haiyan in the philippines from his home in dublin 7,000 miles away but there comes a time in a man's life when facebook and text messages are not enough. >> what do i hope to find? of course to find my family healthy and laughing and, you know, happy to see me. i don't know that that's going to be the case. >> reporter: michael is going to one of the hardest-hit areas and he is not packing food or medicine. just clothes and cash. 15,000 from his savings and he cashed out his 401(k). he says it's not hard to dip into your retirement with messages like this. >> it says, we badly need your help now, please, cousin, help, please. they were starving at this point, no food, water, electricity. >> reporter: but this tech worker from intuit figured it couldn't hurt to ask for donations so he went to gofundme.com a crowd sourced
fundraising website and created an account entitled ormoc city relief and then it happened. friends, family and even strangers gave. at last count the total was over $3,000. what can you do with 3200 bucks? >> a lot. >> reporter: once there, michael will buy rice, shoes, food powder, medicine, antibiotics. there are 15 family members to tend to. three to five are still missing. he will care for the living and if time find and bury the dead. >> my brother and i are the only ones that they're available to help and so if i didn't help, i would hate myself for it. >> reporter: in dublin, kiet do, kpix 5. >> he is leaving from sfo this morning. police are trying to figure out who this woman is in the surveillance video and if she is okay. an ac transit camera caught a man dragging her away screaming from a bus stop in milpitas tuesday night. it happened here on calaveras
boulevard. it's unclear if the two people knew each other. the bus driver did call nine one but officers couldn't find the pair. anyone with information should call police. some other headlines around the bay now. the suspect accused of killing a daly city man over a playstation is being held on $5 million bail this morning. 21-year-old ronnie collins now charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted robbery. prosecutors believe collins shot 22-year-old ikenna uwakah sunday after uwakah and his girlfriend arranged to sell him their ps4 game console through instagram. a thief rummaging through a home in fremont was caught on camera here. he broke into the house on eggers drive on saturday and stole $2,000 worth of stuff. two home security cameras caught him in the act. fremont police are hoping someone will recognize this thief. a san jose police officer's badge is missing. the department says someone stole it from the officer's personal car at alum rock park
yesterday afternoon. no weapons were taken. it's important to get the we'll be right back to prevent anyone from impersonating an officer. from coit tower to the transamerica building the city has always had an iconic skyline. but in a few years, it will look different. when the dust finally settles from this construction boom, the skyline is going to look like this. new buildings popping up means tens of thousands of more people and also jobs. if you think san francisco is too crowded and expensive already, just wait. our phil matier went to ask some city leaders if we're ready for all the big changes. >> this city and the economy seem to be blooming for people who have access to greater education and more experience in high-tech industry and but not necessarily people who are in our neighborhoods. >> with high-rises leading to higher rents there will be a demand for affordable housing for people who feel their being squeezed out. time now 6:41. the 9ers only have two more scheduled games at candlestick. wait until you hear what it
cold when an apartment buil caught fire in san leandro. at we're following some breaking news now. dozens of children were left out in the freezing cold when an apartment building caught fire in san leandro. this is a live look at chateau bleu apartments on bancroft. it started at 4:30 this morning. about 50 people including the children evacuated the building. san leandro high school opened early so evacuees could take shelter inside. many wearing just that pajamas are in the cafeteria. firefighters say the flames started in a first floor unit and spread and it took crews 50
minutes to knock it down. it's been more than 6 years since so few americans were filing unemployment claims. here now to chat is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks on thursday. >> good morning. >> reporter: very much welcome news for the job market. the labor department reporting that first time weekly unemployment claims plunged by 23,000 to 298,000! lowest level since may of 2007. the four-week average also tumbling lower by more than 10,000 to just over 322,000! certainly bodes well for that november jobs report due from labor on friday. another key economic report from the commerce department an overall economic growth in the 3rd quarter. it revised its initial estimate from 2.8 to 3.6% strongest growth in a year and a half. a lot of that came from the biggest build-up in business inventory since 1998. otherwise consumer spending was down and overall sales of u.s. good and service down but still
stronger than the growth we saw in the 2nd quarter at around 2.5%. now, the stock market takes this good news and starts heading the other way thinking this will likely mean the federal reserve will start to taper its monthly bond purchases. and we're on track for our first weekly losing streak for the dow and s&p in nine weeks. let's see what's up. dow down 43 points. nasdaq down 5. s&p also lower by 5. back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. 6:47 now. 49er fans are shelling out big bucks for a ticket to history. the 9ers have two regular season home games left at candlestick park before making a move south to the brand-new levi stadium at santa clara. now, those who want to say good- bye to the old concrete stick are paying a big price. tickets for sunday's game against seattle the seahawks are going for thousands of bucks on craigslist. >> we have no intention of really selling them. but i thought if i put them up
for a ridiculous price, you never know. somebody might. >> somebody did. the face value of those tickets $129 will now sell for $350 apiece at the new stadium down in santa clara. >> a lot more expensive. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> if you haven't noticed, it's chilly. and the roads are starting to ice up. in fact we are just getting word of a spinout in a similar location we saw yesterday where they had reported icy conditions on the road. northbound 280 near the doran bridge just north of bunker hill. so a heads up we actually just saw a spinout reported there and some icy conditions i meant to mention on ygnacio valley road in walnut creek where there was an accident there, as well. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights on since before 6:00, so it is backing up towards the maze already this morning. and down the eastshore freeway. we had an earlier accident at cutting which quickly cleared to the right-hand shoulder but that upper eastshore freeway still busy as you can see there through richmond heading into
berkeley. once you reach the bay bridge getting past all that traffic at the toll plaza, things look good across the span heading towards fremont street or coming into san francisco towards the skyway. here's a live look outside. that drive time continues to grow nearly a half hour. the busiest traffic now heading out of tracy towards north flynn and continue through the livermore valley. and just a quick note. out live towards stockton, sea. 5 remains shut -- southbound i- 5 remains shut down at at the scene of a shooting. that's your latest "kcbs traffic report." here's lawrence. >> clear skies, the air is very dry and the temperatures really dropping like a rock overnight. down to 19 degrees right now in the napa valley. a very, very cold start to the day 20s in many of the interior valleys and even freezing temperatures inside the bay. 31 degrees in fremont. 30 in san jose. 30 in redwood city. even 38 degrees on the coastline in pacifica.
this afternoon, we'll see those temperatures start to moderate a little bit but still chilly. plenty of sunshine all day long but highs will only be in the 40s and the 50s. and then the freeze warnings extended now until tomorrow morning. looks like the showers will not come until late in the day if we see them a all. cold air into the gulf of alaska down to the bay area and across the midsection to bring frigid temperatures. today at sfo mostly sunny skies no delays. across the country denver going to see a high today of 9 degrees. a friend send me a text with a temperature of 5 degrees below zero in colorado springs. see delays in new york with showers up to about an hour. so watch out for that. here in the bay area, another cold morning tomorrow and then the storm rolls in late tomorrow so clouding up throughout the day and that may help to warm up the temperatures then some showers overnight friday night into saturday morning.
temperatures expected to be for highs today up into the 40s into the livermore valley, about 48 in concord, 49 degrees in san jose. next couple of days, we are going to see a few more clouds coming our way not as cold tomorrow night into saturday morning but a chance of showers. then it looks like those temperatures begin to warm up toward the middle of the week. by the way, here's your schoolcast for today this for st. lawrence academy isn't that a great school in santa clara? morning bell 32. chilly throughout the day at 46. and 49 degrees when you get out. if you would like to nominate your school for a schoolcast go to kpix.com/schoolcast. saint lawrence. i like that name. >> i don't know. i don't know if i buy it. [ laughter ] >> that and the lawrence expressway. some of my favorites. >> i wonder why. [ laughter ] all right. coming up at 6:51, an elderly couple and their dog are lucky to be alive this morning after this house goes up in flames. the dramatic rescue coming up next. >> reporter: and it is 25 degrees in san jose right now. at least the wind is not
know at the 55- the white house says the president's health insurance website isn full recovery. since healthcare-dot- gov was repaired, the five things to know at the :55. the white house says the president's health insurance website is recovered since healthcare.gov was repaired. the obama administration says 29,000 people enrolled online since it was repaired in a single day. that's more than the number of those that signed up in the entire month of october. rescue workers in florida are trying to save a huge pod of whales. almost four dozen pilot whales were stranded in shallow water in the everglades national park. 10 have died. a couple was rescued as well as their dog in a fire. a up in a deliveryman smelled smoke at the house about 2 a.m.
and called 911. bart director also get an update on reforms in the agency's police department today. retired bart police chief patrick oliver spent the summer checking on 55 reforms that were recommended in 2010. today oliver will deliver his assessment to the bart board. heavy snow and cold temperatures are putting much of the nation's midsection in the deep freeze this morning. more than 3 feet of snow has already fallen in parts of minnesota and deep snow with the risk of avalanches closing some roads in colorado. wind chills in montana by the way dropped to 30 below zero. and kpix 5's kiet do is freezing in san jose. i know it's cold out there. by the way, kiet, lawrence sends his best. [ laughter ] >> reporter: funny. real funny. you know, when we started this shift, it was 29 degrees. and now it is 25 degrees! and the frost keeps on building out here. , you know, it's kind of dry not a lot of moisture in the sky. so the frost is coming off pretty easily. if you are heading into work
this morning by car give yourself some extra time. now, the cold weather came pretty early last night. it dropped down to freezing just a couple of hours below -- i'm sorry, before midnight. santa rosa was 32 degrees a couple of hours past sundown. it was perfect christmas tree shopping and coffee drinking weather. >> it's not as wet and rainy but definitely dry and cold. >> i'm missing our warm weather. we need to bundle up. >> not so cold because i'm jumping up and down. >> teeth are chatters. >> yeah. it's freezing out here. >> he is wearing shorts. what's going on? >> reporter: all righty. so this is day two of live reporting out in the cold elements. wouldn't it be nice to have the weather guy, the actual weather guy, out here in the cold? i'm just saying. live in downtown san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. >> nah. >> i kind of like it inside the
studio. looking nice in here. >> we agree. you should be outside. >> you want to send me out. jack from the not only nipping at your nose taking a bite out of it. napa coldest at 19 degrees. 25 santa rosa, 28 livermore. think by the afternoon still some chilly temperatures only in the 40s and the low 50s. i think another cold morning tomorrow but maybe not quite as cold. then a chance of showers friday night into saturday morning. warmer weather looks like as we head in toward the middle of next week. >> breaking news. dozens of children were left out in the freezing cold when an apartment building caught fire in san leandro. this is a live look at that apartment building on bancroft. the fire started at about 4:30 this morning. about 50 people including the children evacuated the building. san leandro high school opened early so evacuees could take shelter inside. many wearing just their pajamas are huddled in the cafeteria right now. firefighters say the flames started in a first floor unit
and then spread. it took crews 50 minutes to knock it down. some more breaking news this morning out of stockton where a man wanted on attempted murder charges in san jose was shot and killed by the police there. we are told chp began chasing the man's vehicle on interstate 5 about 1:00 this morning. authorities say the 43-year-old suspect eventually stopped the car, got out, but had a knife in his hand. stockton police officer shot and killed the man after he refused to drop that knife. and another traffic check towards the bay bridge a final look and you can see that traffic is jamming up beyond the overcrossing. it's quickly backing up towards the maze. the roads are icy as well in some parts of the bay area. northbound 280 near the doran bridge, ygnacio valley road in walnut creek. the livermore valley the usual backups. >> thank you. good day for a fireplace. >> it is. >> hot cup of cocoa. >> i like your hot buttered rum idea. >> he would don't have one here. let's go! [ laughter ] captions by:
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