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south africa as people gather outside his home. the leader died yesterday at the age of 95. for a third morning in a row it's freezing in the bay area and there's rain in the forecast today. maybe even a little snow. for more on that here's lawrence. >> that cold air getting trapped in the bay area. we have an approaching system and yeah, we could see some no in our local mountains. it is mostly clear and very cold maybe not quite as cold in some spots this morning but still, down to 24 degrees in santa rosa. 39 in san francisco. 29 livermore. freeze warnings until 9 a.m. today and then we may catch a brief break but they may be reissued again saturday night into sunday. looks like by the afternoon, we'll see some changes coming our way today a clear start to the day but by the middle of the day we'll notice clouds rolling in a chance of rain developing later on this afternoon and tonight and that could mean a little snow maybe as much as 2 to 4" of snow over
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some of our local mountains. now, we want to check in with our cold weather expert, kiet do. he has been out there all week long in the cold. hey, kiet, you can go to snow this weekend. >> reporter: can you believe it? how many days have we been out here 2, 3, 4? i lose count. >> yeah. >> reporter: i'm excited we are getting some snow. it may not be down to san jose level but you can check it out in the mountains. you might see it this weekend. not as much frost today as there was yesterday. check it out. i think we found the only car in san jose that has some frost here. but i'm thinking that because we have a couple of days of subfreezing temperatures that's pretty much wrung out all the moisture of the sky even though temperatures are down to the 20s. i'll tell how is making some money. people selling things that are helping people cope with cold
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weather. try getting an appointment with heaters. those guys are busy. everybody is firing up heaters and some are not working. a shoe repair business usually does 5 pairs of boots a day now they are up to 40 pairs a day. >> we have fully digital thermostat. >> i am now. i would rather be warm at all times. >> when the weather gets cold it's really busy. >> reporter: so we have some ice cream out here. i just setted it out in the 4:00 hour. it's staying frozen. we'll eat it at the end of the show. it looks like it's going to last. temperatures in the upper 20s in san jose. bundle up. looks like we have snow in the mountains coming this weekend. live in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. right now, people are gathering outside nelson
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mandela's home in johannesburg. the former south african president died at the age of 95. since then hundreds gathered to pay tribute to his life and littlecy. cbs reporter susan mcginnis with how the entire world is reacting to mandela's death. >> reporter: south africans sang and danced out sight nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. reporter: the outpouring began in the middle of the night when word spread that the man they called madiba which means father died. >> i was sad. but i'm also happy he gets to rest in peace. >> reporter: mandela spent 27 years in prison because he fought against apartheid. south africa's system of legalized racism. but as desmond tutu noted this morning he forgave those who imprisoned him. >> this one has become a global icon symbol of reconciliation. >> reporter: upon his relief
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mandela would go on to become south africa's first black president in 1994. years later, he would meet the man that would become america's first black president. >> we've lost one of the most influential courageous good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> reporter: not far from the white house, mourners gathered at mandela's statue outside south africa's embassy. >> intellectually i think we try to prepare ourselves but emotionally it's not that easy. >> reporter: flags at the white house and other federal buildings will fly at half- staff in honor of mandela through monday. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. four months after he was released from prison, nelson mandela visited the united states and more than 70,000 people packed the oakland coliseum to see him back in june of 1990. kpix 5's anne makovec in the newsroom with memories of his bay area connections. reporter: the east bay
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played a key role in the anti- apartheid movement and local leaders are remembering his visit and legacy this morning. >> it is you, you the people of oakland the people of the bay area who have given me and my delegation progress to continue the struggling. >> reporter: that was mandela speaking at the packed oakland coliseum the final stop on his 1990 u.s. freedom tour. then congressman ron dellums was the first to introduce anti- apartheid legislation back in 1972 and seven years later the city of berkeley became the first in the nation to divest from south africa. assemblywoman nancy skinner was part of that movement. >> it was so thrilling that we americans, that we east bay residents, could have been part of something with that kind of global impact. >> reporter: a lone rose left at an oakland monument memorializing mandela last night a reminder of the impact the leader will always have.
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>> there have been lots of people in our lifetimes who had positions and have passed on but nobody has ever matched the incredible inspiration and humanity of nelson mandela. >> reporter: that was willie brown, who puts mandela in the same group as martin luther king, jr. and john f. kennedy. but he calls mandela the "real" leader. live in the newsroom, anne makovec, kpix 5. grace cathedral and the black represent repertory group will be holding services. we have more on our complete with a photo gallery. it is 5:06. hopefully it's "friday light" out there. let's check traffic. >> it is exceptionally "friday light." we just checked in with chp. looked at their reports of their ongoing incidents. 0. so not a lot of major hot spots which is great if you have to get to work on time. this is a live look for the
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north bay compute. southbound and northbound 101 in sausalito. as you can see, things look good right now if you are heading towards the golden gate bridge. nothing but green on our sensors from redwood city down into palo alto. heading out of milpitas for silicon valley commuters things are obviously still moving at the speed limit there. bart looks good. bart has more than 30 trains on time. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you. a special task force will conduct an independent review of a racial harassment of a san jose student. four white students are accused of tormenting their black roommate. a task force set up by the university president will look into existing rules and make recommendations for changes. retired judge ladoris cordell will lead that task force. new details in the state's high-speed rail project. the board will refile a motion to sell bonds for the work.
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they are hoping to sell more than $8 billion worth of it. but a similar move was blocked by a judge last week. the board said the motion was rejected due to lack of detail so they are resubmitting it with more information. governor brown has a strong approval rating as he heads into a possible re-election campaign. yesterday numbers show a field poll finds nearly 6 in 10 registered voters approve of his performance. 52% say they would vote for him. his closest challenger lieutenant governor able maldonado is backed by 11%. the governor hasn't said if he will seek another term. 5:08. it's the return of batkid coming back to the city. this time he is helping others. we'll tell you coming up. >> and caltrain is rolling into the holiday spirit. the christmas train is getting ready to make stops this morning for a good cause. >> freezing temperatures outside again. first it was the cold, now we have some rain maybe snow coming up. we'll talk about it. >> and if you are heading
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towards the bay bridge this is what it looks like this morning. they just cleared the roadwork from the incline towards treasure island. full look at your drive times will help you get to work on time. your friday morning commute coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,
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it's all about radiant orchid. a company that develops colors made the pick. they say it's been a huge hit in 2013 and you can expect to see the pinkish purple chore in more stores, makeup counters really anywhere in 2014. raidian orchid dethrones emerald green as color of the year. i still love that color. raidian orchid is trending now on twitter as well as nelson mandela. bitter cold. lebron james will co-star with kevin hart in the upcoming comedy ballers and grammy tonight nomination ceremony hosted by ll cool j airs here on cbs. follow us on twitter at #cbssf. soon to be trending again the batkid returning to san francisco. mice scott saved the city from evil villains last month. miles will be back tomorrow to
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help the make-a-wish foundation out. he will lead a 5k walk and run that starts at aquatic part at jefferson and hyde streets 8:30 in the morning to check out the batkid. you are looking pretty soon, yes, right here, live pictures of the caltrain holiday train. it's part of the caltrain station san francisco near at&t park pretty cool. decorated with 60,000 glittering lights the train will stop at stations between san francisco and santa clara tomorrow. and sunday evening. the carollers as you can see are there right now providing some entertainment. let's listen in. ♪[ music ] they are pretty good. >> i want some figgy pudding right now. >> that will get you in the spirit. >> look, frosty. hi, frosty! crews are also going to be collecting toys for local
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children. so they are doing a good thing. >> great. all right. well, let's check traffic now. hopefully, things are nice and light out there. >> they are. caltrain is on time. i like that guy waving with the elf on him too. get you in the holiday spirit if you have to get to work not so holiday spirit. we have not an accident, it's more debris. there's some metal cart debris in lanes. we are actually seeing a few slowdowns though southbound 880 approaching that "a" street exit coming into hayward. once you get past there everything looks good maybe heading towards the san mateo bridge westbound 92 traffic also moving at the speed limit. and here's traffic a little farther north. northbound and southbound 880 near 66th and the oakland coliseum, still moving at the speed limit this morning. speaking of the san mateo bridge, a live look at conditions now in the san mateo bridge. if you are heading towards foster city, everything is looking really good only 13 minutes right now on westbound 92 between 880 and 101. like i said caltrain reporting no delay this morning. ace train also looks good. no signal issues.
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they have been having problems the last couple of days but nothing reported today. bart systemwide also on time. remember "kcbs traffic" once you hit the road, tune to kcbs radio 740-am and 106.9-fm. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." still cold outside. >> yes, back to the deep freeze again around the bay area maybe not quite as cold as some spots but these temperatures again very, very cold. several days now of freezing temperatures outside. 25 in fairfield. 26 in the napa valley. 24 now in santa rosa. and just hovering above freezing in san jose. so another cold start to the day but we have some changes ahead. clouds going to be rolling in. and then a chance of showers developing this afternoon. maybe a little snow over our mountaintops too and then temperatures slowly warm as we head in toward next week. but that cold air still remains locked in place at least for another day or so. then it looks look it will start to moderate towards sunday and monday but you also have a system that's going to slide down the back side of this trough bringing with it a chance of rain later today maybe a little snow over
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mountaintops. traveling around the state 50s into the central valley watch out for the rain in far northern california. and then looks like those showers beginning to develop into the afternoon hours so those clouds start to roll in and i think for the evening commute maybe scattered showers nothing too heavy then likely to pick up a bit overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning. with that in mind, all that cold air already trapped in place so winter weather advisory is going up over the east bay hills and also the santa cruz mountains. could see 2 to 4 inches of snow overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning. headed to the high country not a bad idea. grab the chains and take them up there. they are talking about heavy snowfall up to 2 feet across some of the higher peaks. temperatures for us will be on the chilly side again. only 40s and some 50s outside. and then as we look over the in ex-couple of days -- next couple of days, cold saturday night and sunday. another hard freeze and toward monday and tuesday temperatures start to warm up and maybe more showers but not as cold as we
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head toward late next week. >> that's good. >> i would love to see the snow on the mountains. >> love that. >> thank you. it is 5:17. new details on the summer's devastating "rim" fire. federal officials are now expected to file charges against the person they believe started that fire. a hunter is accused of starting an illegal campfire in the stanislaus national forest that got out of control. the tuolumne county district attorney announced yesterday that federal prosecutors privately declared their intent to charge that hunter. a pilot flying from salinas to auburn had to act fast to save his life. he found a place to come down safely in the sacramento area. steve large shows us how the man walked away from the crash- landing. reporter: the crumpled plane on the back of a flatbed truck was driven away from its crash site. its exit far less dramatic than how it got here. a crash-landing. people at the park watched with amazement. >> oh, my! >> reporter: how fearful were you?
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>> at first it was surreal like it wasn't happening. but then it was happening. and he came in quiet. so i'm thinking he ran out of fuel. >> reporter: the pilot able to walk away on his own is seen here on a stretcher after the crash. he had declare an in-flight emergency moments earlier. >> pan, pan, pan, may day, may day, just lost my engine. >> reporter: the plane registered to 49-year-old mark mcbride to auburn was going to auburn from salinas when it lost power. he tried to divert to mather field but couldn't make it. >> there was no fire, n leaks. he did an amazing job landing. >> reporter: it came over neighborhood homes. it clipped trees it was so low. it broke off branches from the trees along its route and even broke off a piece of its wing. the plane also hit a parked suv. its owner was not inside at the time. does your car insurance cover plane crashes? >> i'm going home to find out right now. >> reporter: a plane plunges
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into a park and incredibly, everybody is okay. >> that was steve large reporting. 5:19. chicago bus mascot stole the show. coming up. i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, the joints are going to see a lot of an old friend -- the giants are going to see a lot of an old friend this season. can the sharks make it 7 straight on the ice against pittsburgh? coming up. >> what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at be sure to tell us why it's a "cool school," too. we feature your school on the show. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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hey, look who's coming to town in pleasanton at 5:00. yes, santa agoing to be there for the tree lighting ceremony -- santa is going to be there for the tree lighting ceremony. it should be chilly, temperatures in the 40s. >> wear appropriate clothing. outside we go. here's a live look near the dublin interchange. traffic is beginning to build now out of tracy 205 to north flynn. once you get towards 680 everything is great towards castro valley. we'll have more traffic coming up. there is a new twist in the hate crime that prompted a high school in massachusetts to cut its season short. police now believe the person who spray-painted racist
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graffiti on a black boy's home was his own mother. andria braiser who is white is a strong suspects after police confiscated cans of spray-paint and they say she changed her story several times. earlier lunenburg high school canceled football for the rest of the season. players had allegedly yelled racial slurs at an opposing team. 49ers fans can wine and dine at levi stadium when it opens for exhibition football games next august. a gourmet chef will be opening up a steak pub at the new stadium. the 14,500-square-foot restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner. good morning, everybody. it was a potential stanley cup preview on the ice last night in pittsburgh. the sharks and penguins, take a look at our u.s. hockey coach of the olympics, also for the penguins. and they put the game away in the first seven minutes. first goal dupuis, in the second period off the deflection and the fourth goal
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by kunitz. in the first 7 minutes of the second period sharks' six-game winning streak ended losing to pittsburgh 5-1. thursday night football. the trick play the receiver jordan toddman for the touchdown. jacksonville beat the texans. florida state quarterback jamesis winston won't face rape charges. he is a heavy favorite to win the heisman. brian wilson will remain in dodger blue. the beard signed a one-year deal worth 10 million bucks to stay in southern california. he isn't even going to be the closer. he is going to be the setup man so we'll be seeing a lot of brian wilson of the dodgers this year. special programming note. set your clock, "49er preview" special time tonight, 7:30 on kpix 5. one on one with jim harbaugh the big matchup with
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the seahawks this sunday. dennis o'donnell, see you tonight. chicago bulls fan her boyfriend jumped out of an inflatable bull suit to pop the question. here he comes. the proposal didn't go as planned. he put the ring on the wrong finger. despite that, she said no -- no, she said yes. >> she did not. >> she said yes. >> plea is said yes. >> she better. >> that's cute. >> took some guts. 5:25. the google barge secret is out. but there's one question left. did they break the rules to set up shop on the bay? >> and eating healthy may not be hard on your body. but it turns out it's hard on your wallet. which grocery list items add up more than you think. >> reporter: freezing weather continues in the bay area. we have a live cold weather report coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ laughter ]
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african president nelson mandela. > >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald tributes are pouring out around the world for nelson mandela. a look back at what granted a bay area a visit from the leader. >> and the game changing break in a cold case that led police to a suspect nearly 20 years after a bay area teen's disappearance. >> freezing temperatures and a storm we'll talk about that coming up. >> the roads look good heading into and out of san francisco but some of our travel times ar building. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it's nearly 5:30. kiet do is freezing in san jose
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right now. tgif, kiet! >> reporter: enjoying use that term loosely. there's not a lot of frost to knock off your car but check it out. it's actually coming off pretty easy just a light brushing with your hand. it's not going to be so bad going to work. for some businesses, though, the cold weather is profitable. >> the temperature is dropping and that means cold, hard cash. at pelican rocking in walnut creek sweaters are selling briskly. >> sales jumped over 500% on sweaters and jackets. cold winds, hey, okay, now it's time to layer up. reporter: at the ice cream shop next door hot chocolate sales are up 60%. ice cream sales haven't dipped that much, either.
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so not a lot of moisture in the sky. but that's changing. here's lawrence. >> we are going to see rain and maybe a little snow, kiet. wouldn't that be neat to see the mountains capped can snow? that could happen. cold temperatures out the door this morning. freeze warnings are up again until 9 a.m. that's because the cold air sits overhead. temperatures down to 24 degrees in santa rosa 33 in san jose, 30 in livermore and 31 in concord. the freeze warnings probably continuing today then maybe a brief break but probably reissued again i think saturday night into early sunday morning. that will be another round of cold temperatures overhead. we are going to see interesting changes today in fact starting out very clear and cold this morning and by the middle of the day we have some clouds rolling in. a chance of showers developing in the afternoon temperatures in the 40s and the 50s now so all that cold air will be
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trapped here. maybe a little snow for tonight. let's check your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. delays building on some of our travel times including the westbound 580 commute through the livermore valley. the backups begin -- by backups i mean more slow-and-go from 205 to north first street. then sensors improve toward dublin-pleasanton. here's a live look outside. and this is the nimitz freeway. 880 in oakland. no problems towards downtown oakland. and your bridges quick bridge roundup no weather-related advisories, everything still moving at the speed limit all your travel times showing green. slight delays at the bay bridge building in the far right cash lane. otherwise metering lights and the roadwork has been picked up. mass transit caltrain has the christmas train this weekend and ace train 1 looks good. that's the latest "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. right now, the world is mourning the death of nelson
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mandela. the former south african president died yesterday just moments ago south african president jacob zuma announced a state burial for mandela on december 15. taking a live look now at a memorial outside his home in johannesburg, you can see many people gathering there. they are leaving flowers, praying, and dancing all in celebration of his life. andrew spencer on the overwhelming show of affection for him. >> reporter: in bold letters outside the apollo theater in memory of nelson mandela, he change our world. >> god must have spent a whole lot of time in making nelson mandela. >> reporter: at a chanukah event at the white house, president barack obama took another moment to acknowledge what the world lost. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and the courage and the hope and sought to bring about justice not only in south africa but i think to inspire millions around the world.
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>> reporter: he wasn't the only one to reflect on mandela's death. >> he was an inspiration. >> an extraordinary man a gentle giant. he is the kind of individual that the words that he spoke were so profoundly challenging to your spirit. >> he wanted to persuade the people of south africa as a whole that they did not have to be afraid of fundamental change in the country. >> reporter: cnn's twitter tracker showed news of his death spread throughout the world at nearly 100,000 tweets a minute. actor samuel l. jackson wrote, never met a better person in my life than nelson mandela. my sympathy to his family and country. others remember the man who meant so much to so many by laying flowers in his honor at the south african embassy in washington where the flag was lowered to half-staff. i'm andrew spencer reporting. >> in june of 1990, four months
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after he was released from prison he made a trip to the united states. the last stop on the visit was here in oakland. more than 70,000 people packed the coliseum to see the leader. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec in the newsroom now this morning with more on mandela's very close connection to the bay area. >> reporter: the east bay specifically played a key role in the anti-apartheid movement and local leaders are remembering his visit and his legacy this morning. >> i don't think anyone will ever forget nelson mandela and he will always be loved probably the most beloved person in the world. worldwide. >> reporter: this from one of the 70 people who came to the oakland coliseum in 1990 to hear nelson mandela speak. the final stop on his u.s. freedom tour. >> it is you the people of oakland, the people of the bay area, who have given me and my delegation hopes to progress
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and continue the struggle. >> reporter: andria turner sang for him that day if the choir. >> i cried. i really -- so did so many other people. i mean, so many. it was like you know you struggle but you never see when the circle comes together. and -- and -- and you finally win one. >> reporter: the bay area played a keyhole in mandela's fight, then congressman ron dellums was the first to introduce anti-apartheid legislation back in 1972 and seven years later the city of berkeley became the first in the nation to divest from south africa. congresswoman barbara lee worked with mandela on several issues including the campaign to eradicate hiv aids. >> he convinced me that cynicism and that, uhm, bitterness and that anger was -- these were obstacles to progress and that even with the hostilities and the suffering,
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that we had to come to a place of reconciliation if we were going to move forward. >> reporter: we asked one of the women in the choir how she would sum up mandela's life, giant, peaceful giant. live in the newsroom, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> grace cathedral and the black repertory group are working on a service to honor nelson mandela. glide memorial plans to hold its service this sunday. and we are looking back at mandela's life as well on our you will find a photo gallery there and memorable quotes from the former leader. new developments in a cold case. it took 20 years but now we know what happened to a young woman who disappeared at the age of 17. using dna from the family and this mold of a woman, santa cruz police have finally confirmed the identity of the woman whose body was found near uc-santa cruz in 1994. they think she is kori joanne lamaster of pacifica. she vanished from her foster
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parents' home in 1993. but they didn't report her missing until 2007 because she was a runaway a number of times. >> you know how some teenagers have difficult times and kori was one of those teenagers who just didn't adjust or fit in real well. >> the murder is still unsolved. police have identified two persons of interest. but they are asking for the public's help in bringing a killer to justice. some other headlines around the bay area on this friday now. cold weather may have been responsible for this water main break overnight in martinez. it happened last night around 10:30. the main thoroughfare that goes through martinez. the water is shut down but it did create quite a mess with water going into a number of yards and garages. police in hercules are looking for a possible serial burglar. at least 8 burglaries have been record over a three-week period. most of them happened in an area called the birds. in every instant, a door was pried open. the proximity of the break-ins has led police to believe they
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may all be connected. new this morning, an investigation is begun into the construction of a barge by google on san francisco bay. the bay conservation and development economics will determine whether google and the owners of a pier on treasure island have the necessary permits. google says it is already making changes requested by the coast guard. google reportedly plans to open a floating retail store. wall street will be reacting this morning to the new employment numbers out of washington. the november jobs report is just in. alexis christoforous of joins us now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we could be in for a very strong open here on wall street because the economy added a better-than-expected 203,000 jobs last month. wall street was expecting 180,000. the unemployment rate fell to 7% from 7.3%. that is better than expected. and that report may convince the fed to finally scale back
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its stimulus program. not necessarily something wall street wants to see happen. nevertheless, stock futures are reacting. they are pointing to a higher open. yesterday the dow fell for the fifth straight day down 68 points and the nasdaq slipped 4. los angeles is suing wells fargo and citigroup for mortgage discrimination. l.a.'s attorney general claims the bank's practices led to a wave of foreclosures in black and hispanic neighborhoods driving down property values and costing the city hundreds of millions in tax dollars. it's also more expensive to finance a home this week. according to freddie mac, the average rate on a 30-year fixed loan jumped to 4.46% from 4.29% last week. the rate on a 15-year loan increased to 3.47%. well, brace yourself because milk prices could double next year to $7 a gallon. that's if congress doesn't reach an agreement on a new farm bill by january 1. and it's not just milk we're talking about. we could see higher prices for other dairy products like
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butter and cheese. at issue is how to restructure subsidies that the government offers farmers. and it turns out it does cost more to eat healthy. researchers at harvard university found a diet rich in fruits, veggies, fish and nuts cost about $550 more per person per year. starting today starbucks is offering a $450 metal gift card for the holidays. it comes preloaded with 400 bucks but you will have to act fast. last year, all 5,000 of the deluxe cards sold out in six minutes. this year starbucks is only offering 1,000. you can't buy them in the stores. only at so if you are a big starbucks fan, get ready. get online. >> all right. >> quite a coffee habit. >> i think frank should buy me one. thank you. >> you never know we'll be right back. , folks. stay with us. ,,,,,,,, [ male announcer ] some things are simply better at home.
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by commuters and other retail shoppers for up-to-date detailed information. >> big brother is watching. honda created an airbag to be your cell phone. it's a special case to fit on any smartphone. when it's dropped, six built-in airbags inside the case are deployed. but it's not going to be sold. looks like the pillsbury doughboy. >> you know what? it looks like it works. >> i bet it does. let's see if traffic is working out okay today. it's friday. >> i know. >> some spots are "friday light." benicia 3700 customers without power. we have confirmed that outage there with pg&e. so if you come to an intersection where the lights are out, of course, treat it as a four-way stop. still no estimated time when the lights will be back on. here's a live look outside. over at the bay bridge toll
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plaza, looks like some minor delays. nothing major yet. but some minor delays in the outer cash lanes. fastrak users still are okay. working on getting more information about this accident just east of 101 de la cruz and trimble. near san jose airport but it sounds like lanes are blocked. mass transit everything looks good. bart systemwide on time. all right. it is time, we want to know what's driving you crazy on the roads this morning. frank says: when they're not keeping up with the other cars, so much so that it slows down commute ever traffic. we have all been there. pull over to the right, please, and please keep up. that's according to frank. you're right, frank. turns out you can be too cautious on the road. slow drivers they can also get a ticket, too. i have actually seen folks come to a stop at the end of an on- ramp causing near accidents. a ticket for slow driving counts just like any other violation against your driver's
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license or insurance. we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. ask a question or share a gripe by e-mailing or tweet me at #ewengerkpix. that's a check of traffic. what's driving a lot of folks crazy is all this cold weather. >> it is. another round of freezing temperatures. numbers in the 20s into the napa valley. 26 degrees. 24 in santa rosa. 25 degrees in fairfield. we have some 30s inside the bay. freeze warnings until 9:00 this morning. we have interesting changes ahead today increasing clouds toward the middle of the day, and then i think a chance of showers this afternoon. maybe some snow over mountaintops tonight into saturday. temperatures going to slowly warm as we head in toward this next week. cold air bringing us cold temperatures not a well organized storm system here but
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this will drop down in that cold air and bring rain and snow down to about 2500 feet. no delays at sfo. mostly sunny skies early on then cloudy this afternoon. then it looks like across the country we have some rain into houston about 40 degrees. 8 degrees in denver, 21 in chicago, and 49 with some rain in new york. storm system approaching the coastline cloudy later in the day and showers in the evening. so the commute could be wet. then that system sweeps through overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning. our skies begin to clear out. winter weather advisory posted though over the east bay hills and also the santa cruz mountains. could see 2 to 4 inches of snow above about 2500 feet. storm warnings in the sierra nevada maybe as much as 2 feet of snow there. temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s. looks like the next couple of days watch as chilly temperatures show up once again on saturday, slight chance of showers tomorrow morning an warming up into tuesday and
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wednesday maybe more showers on thursday. sunrise today 7:11. that's a lucky one. sunset tonight 4:50. but maybe some snow on our mountains again. >> how much a couple of inches? >> 2 to 4" across the peaks so you should be able to see it. stick around for a day or two. time now 5:49. a minneapolis man is in trouble with the law for spitting on the ground! now he is going to have to pay up big. >> plus, try giving a unique gift for christmas. how about some lego robots to a virtual gardener? a look at the season's hottest high-tech toys coming up. ,,,,,,,, ,,,,
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saturday 10 a.m. the ugly sweate 5 expected. run. who doesn't have a -- 5-k run. who doesn't have an ugly sweater? >> i don't! >> you have some ugly christmas ties! [ laughter ] >> stay tuned, a few for weeks. here's a live look outside. westbound 580 the delays are beginning to build especially through the livermore valley area where it is getting crowded. we'll have all your latest travel times a full "kcbs traffic report" coming up. 5:52 now. a man who spit in public in minneapolis must pay a fine for a law he didn't know existed. he admitted he spit on a snow- covered sidewalk. a police officer cited him for spitting. the law is a misdemeanor subject to a fine of $115. >> well, i was kind of walking to get some pizza with some
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buddies a little wacky. you know, i mean, what can you do? it is a law. supposed to obey the laws of the land. >> he says he will pay the fine and next time he will be sure to spit in a bag if he feels the need. a heartbroken man takes a jab at his former fiancee on craigslist. he is selling her ring on the website under the title, satan's ring. he writes, the ring is close to flawless with one exception. it touched the hand of satan herself. >> that's not too good. >> and this he warns, purchase at your own risk. it may cause disasters of biblical proportions. no word on why they broke up. but he's not bitter. [ laughter ] >> and they are not getting back together. good luck with the ring. 5:53. it's always a challenge to find a gift for the person who seems to have everything. so true. but what about some tech gadgets this year? sumi das shows us some ideas that might work for everyone from gardeners to travelers even the lego fans. reporter: as you shop this holiday season, avoid the duds and head for the high-tech gifts that are just plain cool.
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here are our favorites. for the young and young at heart, the lego ev3 adds new features to everyone's favorite building blocks allowing you to construct fairly sophisticated robots. >> education-wise, these toys are great for learning to program, learning mechanics. >> reporter: at $350, it is pricy. but a screaming solo on a guitar made of legos is priceless. know a traveler tired of pecking at a tiny keyboard on his smartphone? the $100 virtual keyboard connects to your phone via bluetooth and uses lasers to project a full-sized qwerty keyboard on to any flat surface. the new phillips is a stripped down cell phone in wristwatch form. the $200 device lets parents track their kids' location with the accompanying app. kids can use it to make and receive calls but only from specific numbers in their contacts list. for the tech fanatics the $80
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controller offers a new way to interact with your computer. forego your mouse and keyboard and use your fingers to play puppeteer or get a science lesson. >> from a learning standpoint this is what gives you incredible detail and control and then uses your hand when it's appropriate or the keyboard when it's appropriate so you get that augmented experience. >> reporter: cooks will appreciate click n grow. these $80 smart planters take out the guesswork out of when to water fresh herbs. fill up the water, and in a couple of weeks you should see sprouts. there's also an optional grow light to help in the winter months when there's less natural light available. go to and click on the holiday gift guide for more. sumi das, kpix 5. nelson mandela's impact here in the bay area and the role our local leaders played in the anti-apartheid movement. we'll hear from some of them coming up next. >> reporter: and frosty weather continues in san jose and the
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greater bay area. a second day of subfreezing temperatures we have a live report coming up. ,, yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. did not. yes you did. [ male announcer ] find some peace this holiday. get an 8 piece meal, any recipe, with a dozen cookies baked in-restaurant. the kfc festive feast. that's a lot for just $19.99! today tastes so good.
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let us continue each day to be inspired by nelson mandela's life-long example to keep working for a better and more just world. >> remembering a world leader. this morning, people around the globe are mourning the loss of nelson mandela. >> tributes are coming in many forms, atop the white house the flag is at half-staff likewise the state capital in sacramento. >> it is you the people of oakland the people of the bay area who have given me and my delegation hope to progress and continue the struggle. >> when nelson mandela spoke in the east bay years ago, thousands of people turned out to see him. >> the last two weeks sales jumped over 500% in sweaters and jackets.
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>> it's another cold day across the bay and some businesses are cashing in on the freezing temperatures. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, friday, december 6. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. there is mr. nelson mandela a free man taking his first steps into a new south africa. >> south africa and the world mourns the loss of a hero and an icon. nelson mandela was 95. he spent decades fighting apartheid in his native south africa. >> i'm anne makovec live in the newsroom. as the world remembers mandela, we here in the bay area remember his-historic visit to the east bay and congressional legislation and divesting


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