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francisco city hall for nelson mandela as well as the city's capital. 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. it's wednesday, december 11. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. developing news this morning. a warehouse in concord is still smoldering. these are live pictures from the scene. the large warehouse went up in flames at about 1:00 this morning. >> reporter: i'm anne makovec live at sfo. there is a federal hearing going on as we speak into the crash of asiana flight 214. already this morning, we have heard from one of the pilots who said he was very concerned to land that boeing jet here at sfo. >> reporter: i'm cate caugiran
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live in the newsroom. mourners in pretoria south africa gathered to view the body of nelson mandela as they say their final farewells. a bay area group of kids pays a special tribute in the nation's capital and here at home. a busy day on the highways. let's check in with liz. >> suddenly it looks like a rough ride. if you are trying to get out of san francisco, this is an accident now multicar crash and blocking three left lanes southbound 101 cesar chavez. chp also telling us that a person may be trapped inside one of those vehicles. so traffic is just beginning to back up. consider using 280 right now as an alternate. taking outside here's a live look at the nimitz freeway. northbound and southbound 880 this is a great spot. no big delays between 238 and the maze. and the bay bridge at 6:01 this morning we are still waiting for the metering lights to be switched on. so far they haven't. we are just seeing delays in the cash lanes. fastrak users are looking good. no delay at all approaching the pay gates all the way towards san francisco. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." for your forecast, here's
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lawrence. >> not as cold around the bay area to start. still cold in spots especially in the valleys. 20s in some of the interior valleys. not the low 20s like we have seen over the past couple of days in fact the past week or so. temperature of 29 degrees in concord, 31 livermore, 26 santa rosa. freeze warnings and frost advisories, temperatures moderating a little this morning. then it will improve over the next few days. whist this afternoon will be warmer too. -- highs this afternoon, we'll be warmer too. 59 in san jose. about 58 in oakland and sunday any. 56 degrees in san francisco. back to you. investigation now, firefighters on the scene of that warehouse fire that flared up over the east bay. more live pictures now of the scene at stanwell drive near concord avenue. heavy smoke continues to hang over that area. the fire started about 1 a.m.
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quickly it grew to 4 alarms. you see the flames. the building houses a phone company. there are a lot of plastic bags and wires inside the building. the fire was so intense and crews had to stay out of the building because they thought it might collapse. ntsb investigators say the captain of the asiana flight that crashed at sfo was worried about landing the plane visually. this is information coming out of the hearing going on now in washington, d.c. kpix 5's anne makovec live at sfo and anne, lawmakers are trying to cram two days of questioning into one. >> reporter: this is originally scheduled to be a two-day hearing. but yesterday's hearing was cancelled because of bad weather in washington, d.c. it's going on as we speak. it's expected to last until 8:00 tonight. a lot of witnesses are going to come forward as frank just
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mentioned. we heard from a captain one of the pilots who landed asiana flight 214 at sfo in july. he said he was very concerned about using a visual approach to land that boeing 777. in fact, it was the first time that he had ever done so in some of the runway's automatic warning systems were out of service because of construction here at sfo. that has since changed those warning systems are back in place. but that's one aspect of this investigation. later on this afternoon we'll hear from a san francisco fire department assistant deputy chief about how one of their trucks ran over one of the surviving victims that day. that 16-year-old girl died. all told, three people were killed in the crash. more than 150 people were injured. we'll continue to monitor this hearing for you going on live in washington, d.c. at sfo, anne makovec, kpix 5. attorneys representing some of the more than 60 crash
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victims suing the airline plan to attend the hearing. asiana airlines is also offering $10,000 to each of the surviving passengers. right now you're taking a live look at mourners lined up in the south african capital of pretoria where the body of nelson mandela is lying in state at an amphitheater. four south african navy officers are standing guard over the body. one of mandela's grandsons and south africa's defense minister led mourners into the viewing area today. the coffin has a glass cover allowing mourners to see the body. the body will lie in state for three days. the body will then be flown to qunu for burial sunday. some local ceremonies are planned today. kpix 5's cate caugiran is in the newsroom with how the bay area is honoring mandela. cate. >> reporter: the pacific boys
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choir will be singing this morning. they will be on two different coasts but at the same time. now, half of the oakland-based music group will be performing in washington, d.c. where there's going to be a special memorial service for mandela. that performance will be televised at 11:00 a.m. eastern time. at the same time, 8 a.m. our time in san francisco, the other half of the group will sing at a special service here at city hall. the founding artistic director, kevin fox, calls this a rare humbling honor. >> this is something that transcends performing. >> i can help other people who may still be mourning like this, uplift their spirits. >> the pacific boys choir has special ties to south africa and the civil rights icon. in 2009, the group toured the country and visited mandela's family home. later today, there's going to be another celebration honoring the anti-apartheid leader in oakland. mayor jean quan and other city and state leaders will gather at oakland city hall at noon.
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live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. the south african embassy invited the boys to sing at the national cathedral. 6:07. protestors bringing the santa rosa city council meeting to standstill. [ yelling ] >> dozens of demonstrators showed up to the meeting yesterday evening. they were demanding justice for 13-year-old andy lopez. the teen was shot and killed by a sonoma county sheriff's deputy erick gelhaus in october. protestors were angry over his return to work this week. >> we can't have the police investigating the police and the sheriff investigating the sheriff. we need an outside professional investigation team to get to the root of the matter. >> after interrupting the meeting protestors marched to the sonoma county detention center. there they demanded the release of a fellow demonstrator. officers say protestors vandalized the facility there. two people were arrested. happening today, a group of
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students and alumni are now pushing back against the recent removal of vallejo high's mascot. they are expected to protest at a school district board meeting today. this comes after they lost the fight to keep the school's mascot as the apache. the district voted to drop apache after complaints from american indians to were offended. a man suspended of killing a woman's cats in san francisco is due in court this afternoon. eric leroy patterson faces four counts including animal cruelty. he is accused of grabbing a woman's belongings last month and throwing the carrier containing two cats into san francisco bay. time now 6:08. the victoria's secret angels rocked the runway last night. so how did these angels get their wings? the answer coming up next. >> and also, rent in the bay area continues to skyrocket with no signs of it slowing down. why it may be even worse than you think. coming your way. >> and it's cold outside but not as cold as it's been. in fact, these temperatures going to maybe head above
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average. coming up, we'll talk about it in a few minutes. >> we just got an update from chp southbound 101 a crash at cesar chavez lanes blocked for another half hour. first, we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. you can ask questions or share a gripe by e-mailing or tweet me at #ewengerkpix. watch right here to see if your question gets answered on air. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the show featured a model wearing wings that were mad last night's victoria's secret annual fashion show on kpix 5 was very high-tech. the show featured a model wearing wings that were made by a 3d printer. the costume required a clothing architect and high level math.
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>> wrote an algorithm to design the piece so based on the sketch, he basically drew the design in his software on the computer and from that we can print it. >> wings are neat, too. in order to make the wings look like snowflakes, designers covered it in swarovski crystals. last night's show also featured a $10 million bra covered in diamonds and gold. vs fashion show is trending this morning. also trending, mary barra, the first-ever female ceo for general motors. person of the year, "time" magazine announced pope francis. mars is trending. more than 200,000 people applied to go on the mars 1 robotic mission. and christmas, we're only two weeks away. remember, follow us on twitter at #cbssf. renting in san francisco isn't cheap. in fact, rents are up 12% over the past year. nobody seems to know when it will stop or just how high it will go. as kpix 5's brian webb shows us, more than half of the
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state's renters have had enough. >> reporter: think you pay a lot for your apartment? meet raymond wang. >> i live in 150 square feet of space for $700. >> reporter: a study shows 35% of people are renters, and this man is still suffering rent sticker shock. it's san francisco, you have to be here. >> reporter: 31% are paying at least half their income in rent considering a heavy financial burden. california is the third worst state. benny visiting from new york thinks the rent situation here may be worse than the big apple. >> manhattan is now dropping in prices. brooklyn and hoe broke bobbing end are the ones that are really expensive. hoboken and brooklyn are the ones that are expensive. >> reporter: rents across the country are up 6% since 2000 while income is down 13%. it's driving away diversity in the city according to spur, an urban planning and research
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think tank. >> we need to have places for a lot of different kinds of people here and i think we can if we put our minds to it. >> reporter: on the flip side, people like mike quinn say the let market work its magic. he is a landlord. >> my hard work in buying the property should come with the rewards of being able to rent it for whatever the market bears. >> reporter: and that brings us back to raymond wang who started our story not sure how much longer he can hold on but still dreaming of the day he moves out of his high-cost glorified closet. >> it's just a shame that a beautiful city like san francisco has to squeeze people out and price people out that way. >> reporter: brian webb, kpix 5. >> median rent across the state is less than $1,200. in san francisco, it's more than $3,000 a month. 6:15 right now. let's get a check on the traffic with elizabeth. >> and then the price of gas is going up. and you're going to be burning through a lot of it right now. traveling southbound 101, this crash continues to be out there blocking lanes. the delays are backing up.
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continuing as well on the skyway and the central freeway. cesar chavez, chp just announced the slow lane will be blocked for another 15 minutes or so. so there is a "kcbs traffic" alert in effect. you can see the slowdowns now off the bay bridge. so that's the skyway right there. traffic heading towards the skyway and everything is backed up like i said on the central freeway, as well. they turned on the metering lights after that accident happened. so now we are seeing the backups on the other side of the bridge from the east bay. it looks like it's stacking up towards the first overcrossing in the distance. they have been on for a few minutes but now it's the cash and fastrak lanes that are beginning to back up. and the nimitz here is a live look. taillights northbound traffic, southbound looks good as well though. actually mobile 2 just drove past a crash involving a big rig near whipple and there is no delay to traffic. bart on time. they have more than 50 trains all -- in fact, everything is on schedule. if you have questions about your morning commute once you hit the roads, tune to kcbs radio 740-am and 106.9-fm. we share all our information
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with our partners. that is your latest traffic. we are finally warming up. with your latest forecast, here's lawrence. >> it's still cold in spots this morning but temperatures have moderated a bit out the door. a little icy in some of the interior valleys. freeze warnings still up there this morning. skies are clear after clouds rolled through overnight. this may be the last morning freeze warnings are issued. frost advisories inside the bay but temperatures moderating somewhat as we are seeing dew points come up a little bit of a sea breeze likely to kick in so we'll bring a little moisture into the atmosphere. 29 cold in concord. 26 in santa rosa. 34 in san jose. and 44 degrees in san francisco. this afternoon, we have plenty of sunshine and some warmer weather on the way. we may top 60 in a couple of spots later on today. slow warming and above-normal temperatures expected as we head in toward the weekend. finally that cold arctic air starting to head further east.
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high pressure beginning to roll in across the state. looks like that will settle in. we have some warmer weather especially over the weekend. around the state we have 50s in the central valley we have 62 degrees into monterey bay and plenty of sunshine. temperatures up to 60 degrees in morgan hill. 59 in san jose. 57 in palo alto. temperatures in the 50s in the east bay ro over the mountaintops still looking at temperatures in the 40s. highs inside the bay as high as 58 degrees in oakland. 57 in alameda. 56 petaluma. 56 san francisco. next couple of days warming up a little bit. maybe a few clouds coming our way on friday but the weekend looks great. plenty of sunshine, much warmer temperatures on the way, getting near 70 degrees in the warmest spots by monday. by the way, your sunrise time, yup, we are starting out at 7:15. sunset tonight 4:51. but i'm looking at some of the long-range computer models and high pressure building in a very strong ridge maybe no rain
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until the e of the year. we need to get it going. we need the rain in a big way. some of the state's vocal lawmakers are calling on the governor and the president to declare a drought emergency here in california. senator dianne feinstein won of the politicians urging them to take immediate action. water deliveries for central valley agriculture have already been reduced to low rainfall projections and official drought hasn't been declared yet but one study shows 2014 could be the third straight year with below average rainfall. and i'm dennis o'donnell. the a's make yet another change to their starting rotation possibly. and a fast start for the sharks. good enough for a victory? tell you coming up. >> what is cool about your school? we want to know. you can email your nomination to us at we may feature your school on the show. ,,
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for some women catching a bouquet at a wedding is ser business. they won't stop at anything. let's check your microclimate forecast. plenty of sunshine and 59 in san jose. tomorrow we could hit 60. >> and traffic is beginning to back up now on the western span of the bay bridge. traffic alert sub 101 cesar chavez, slow lane blocked after a multicar crash. another "kcbs traffic" coming up. good morning, everybody. the holiday season has sent a's general manager billy beane on a shopping spree for new players. beane's sixth move of the off season came yesterday. the a's traded formers ace brett anderson to california for two pitchers including drew pomeranz who is a former first round pick. he could be in the a's starting rotation next year. anderson had injuries the last three seasons making just 24
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starts. wwe announcing yesterday that its main event wrestle mania will be held at levi stadium in 2015. wrestle mania is estimated to bring in 100,000 fans and $100,000 for the local economy. former shark and current islander goalie nice ovation in san jose last night. 1-0. joe pavelski scores off the rebound. san jose 2-0. sharks couldn't hold on. the game winner overtime, islanders beat san jose. their first win in san jose in 10 years. mike montgomery can tie john wooden for 27th in the all- time coaches win list. his cal could beat nevada. bird the freshman off the bench with 16 including the tough shot. cal wins 92-84. so the full monte moving up. he did it at stanford, winning at cal. i'm dennis o'donnell. have a great day.
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for some women catching a bouquet at a wedding is serious. they won't stop at anything even if it means getting hurt. >> there she goes. in london, the woman leaped over a barrier of a balcony head first to claim the prize. the fall looked dramatic but she only had a scratch. thank goodness, right? >> she had to have it. hope she got it. as mourners gather to view the body of nelson mandela, who officials say was a fake at yesterday's memorial.
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how a missing family of sixd rocks... and a spare tire online streaming of live sporting events, which are illegal, is bigger than ever. i'm kiet do. we have a live report coming up. >> and more on that miracle in nevada. how a missing family of six actually used rocks and a spare tire to survive days in subzero temperatures. >> sure, it's cold! but not as cold as it's been. we have some improving weather. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and the bay bridge toll plaza commute quickly backing up towards the foot of the maze plus the latest on the traffic alert in san francisco. it's all coming up. good morning, everyone. wednesday is here, december 11. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time know 6:29. happening right now in washington, d.c., ntsb investigators have just started a day-long hearing into the crash of asiana flight 214. you're looking at live pictures
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now of the safety board's headquarters. already today, we learned that the trainee captain of the plane told investigators he was very concerned about attempting a visual approach while landing at sfo. a system on the runway that helps pilots land wasn't operating due to construction. and new this morning, sections of a warehouse are collapsing as fire crews try to knock down a four-alarm fire in concord. some live pictures there. smoke continues to pour over the scene on stanwell drive near concord avenue. the building is a historic site of a phone company there. firefighters have come across a lot of plastic bags and wires inside that building. now, the fire started about 1:00 this morning, quickly grew to four alarms, with huge flames shooting out of the warehouse. at this time firefighters do not believe anyone was in the building at the time the fire started. over 70 firefighters are on hand, by the way, looking into whether homeless population known to live behind the warehouse may have set the fire. 6:30 right now.
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let's check the weather, because we're liking what we're hearing. >> yeah. i think so. a lot of folks would like to see the cold snap end. it's been around for over a week. looks like things are beginning to wind down. it's still cold in spots. freeze warnings are up for the interior valleys but not as cold as it's been. we have been down to the low 20s and teens but today still cold in santa rosa 26. but 33 now in napa. 31 livermore, 29 degrees in concord. a lot of 30s inside the bay and 43 in san francisco. freeze warning continuing until 9 a.m. this may be the last in the series of freeze warnings for quite some time. frost advisories inside the bay. looks like by the afternoon, though, we are enjoying lots of sunshine. these temperatures will be warmer today getting close to 60 degrees in san jose today. about 58 in oakland? and 56 degrees in livermore. warmer days ahead too. we'll talk about that coming up. let's check your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> we are still waiting for this traffic alert to clear. they were hoping to re-open lanes in san francisco by 6:30 but as of now the slow lane is blocked southbound 101 at cesar
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chavez. this is what it's doing to the commute heading off to the bay bridge. it's beginning to back up on the skyway. you can see it there. this is a live look at the fremont street exit. it's on the central freeway and the skyway and the accident is still blocking the slow lane. we are continuing to watch it. 280 in the meantime is a much better alternative for you. here's a live look at the bay bridge. it's backed up close to the maze right now. the metering lights were turned on right around 6:00. and here's a live look at the nimitz. 880 in oakland, we have seen no big problems. we had one earlier accident down in hayward, southbound approaching whipple. but again, mobile 2 drove past it and says there's no delay. everything is off to the right- hand shoulder. bart more than 50 trains all on time. that is your "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. some live pictures now from the south african capital of pretoria where the body of nelson mandela is lying in state at an amphitheater there. mourners have three days to view the body before sunday's burial. this is where mandela was inaugurated in 1994 as south
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africa's first black president. thatamphitheater is now named after him. he will lie in state for the next three days. mandela's oldest grandson was on hand to receive the flag- draped casket. the family was the first to viewed body followed by a dignitary, then the public. >> i feel bad because my heart is so -- because my papa is gone. >> reporter: the somber mood at the government building is in stark contrast to the streets. [ singing ] >> reporter: there, south africans sang and danced as they waited for their first glimpse of the body since nelson mandela died also week. a motorcade will bring the body from the military hospital to the union buildings and back every day through friday giving south africans more opportunities to line the streets to say good-bye. >> we are here to celebrate nelson mandela's life, the man that he was. for everything that he has done for this country.
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>> reporter: now the amphitheater will carry his state. >> a fitting tribute to a man who transformed it from a symbol of racism and oppression to one of peace, unity, democracy and progress. >> reporter: officials expect as many as 2,000 people per hour will file past the body. alfonso van marsh cbs news pretoria south africa. a twists. a sign language interpreter interpreter at yesterday's memorial in johannesburg may have been an imposter. the head of south africa's deaf federation says a man on stage was moving his arms and hands around but the motions are no meaning. there is no official comment from the south african government, which says it is now preparing a statement. there are some local events today locally here in honor of mandela. in oakland an event at city hall at noon. this morning at 8:00 an event
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at san francisco city hall. that will feature members of the oakland-based pacific boys choir. six people stranded two days in the northern nevada wilderness heated rocks to survive subzero temperatures. christina mcintee and her boyfriend james glanton took two of his children and two of her brother's kids to play in the snow sunday. they were found safe yesterday in pershing county when a friend spotted their overturned jeep wrangler. >> we are glad they have all been found, you know, and everybody's prayers have been answered. it's been a wonderful thing. >> temperatures fell to 21 below zero on the mountain range sunday night. glanton had built a fire to heat the rocks and bring them into the jeep to keep everybody warm. they used a spare tire as a container for a fire fueled by brush and wood in the area. a two-year budget deal was agreed on capitol hill. it reduces spending and the deficit and replaces across the
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board spending cuts known as sequestration with more targeted cuts particularly to defense. house budget committee chairman paul ryan hammered out the deal with the senate counter part patty murray. >> i see this agreement as a step in the right direction. in divided government you don't always get what you want. >> for far too long here in washington, d.c., compromise has been considered a dirty word especially when it comes to the federal budget. >> the deal is expected to win approval from the house and senate over the next several days. if that happens, there will be no government shutdown in january. san jose has a new police chief. interim chief larry esquivel was sworn in as the permanent chief yesterday. he has been doing the job since last january when the previous chief chris moore resigned. the city council just approved pay raises worth nearly 11% for its police officers. it's all an effort to prevent more of them from leaving the department. fbi has a new website focused on its most wanted
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criminals with ties to northern california. northerncaliforniamostwanted.or profiles fugitives wanted in 15 counties from the oregon border to the monterey bay. it's designed for citizens to view the profiles and hopefully leave anonymous tips. new this morning, a study showing that young women are increasingly earning close to what men make now. it finds that women now are 93% of what men -- earn 93% of what men do in comparable positions but the report also says that women lose ground on salaries by the time they hit their mid- 30s. that's because many leave the workforce or reduce hours to become mothers. research also shows women still face discrimination in the workplace. want to watch the big game but don't want to pay the bill? kpix 5's kiet do with how finding ways to watch your team without cable could cost you more than your monthly bill. >> have you seen your cable bill lately? ours is $200 a month. that's $2,400 a year.
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no wonder people are trying to get rid of the comcast with hugh lou or netflix. trying engineering -- there's just one thing. live sports. you're only left with a couple of options. get a digital tv antenna and hope you get a signal. go to a sports bar or go to a friend's house. live sports is one of the main reason people stay with cable or satellite until they discover this. online streaming services that pool feeds of live sporting events from all over. they are essential cable boxes hooked up to the internet on wysiwyg on tv. it showed a football game on monday night tv.
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want a carriers game? with free all the streams we saw were low rez and grainy. but they were free. larry magid says watching these online streams is stealing. >> but i know lots of people who have stolen content. and they are not necessarily horrible people but somehow people it's okay. i don't agree. >> reporter: back in february, 2012, i.c.e. agents announced a seizure of 16 websites that were illegally streaming sporting events out of a home in michigan and replaced them with this warning banner. >> have we rid the internet of these websites? no. there are others, there will be more. [ foreign language ] >> reporter: it's not clear where this current crop of streaming sites is based. but judging from the foreign language graphics and audio, it appears they are operating overseas and beyond the reach of federal agents. so could the feds go after you for watching these streams in the u.s.? magid says it would be time- consuming and bad pr. >> when you look at the
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recording industry when they went after grandmothers and children and families for stealing content, they got bad press for doing it. i think it's much better to go after the source, the people who are streaming them. but don't go after the individuals. that's probably not worth it. >> reporter: all right. so we have some live badminton here and some golf being played somewhere live in the world. we did not hear back from either of those sites that we featured. but it looks like free vip has a physical address located in switzerland. if you want to take down your content, you have to physically mail them a protest letter and then there are so many legal hoops that you have to jump through, it's virtually impossible to take down your content. we spoke with the nfl, they say they are working with federal authorities to try and block these websites worldwide. but they admit that it is a big business and it is getting bigger. back to you. >> yeah, big bucks. well, how do they stop it? can they stop the streaming? >> reporter: well, the experts
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say take a look at itunes and hulu plus, netflix, amazon prime. this proves that people are willing to pay for the content but you have to make it easy and you have to make the experience worthwhile. so they have hd content. you can see some of these pictures here are so grainy sometimes you can't even see the ball. so they disrupted the video rental model and music and they think that if these sporting venues and these teams come up with a way to stream the content to people make it fun, make it easy, that might be a way to block this. >> kiet do live for us in san jose, thank you. bay area news. investigators are looking into what caused an underground gas leak that forced flames to shoot through the pavement in an oakland neighborhood. the bizarre incident began yesterday morning at golf links road and fontaine. the fire burned more than 3 hours. six homes were evacuated. and people in other nearby homes were ordered to "shelter in place." santa clara county sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man after he attacked
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them in an upscale town of saratoga. it happened yesterday near an office park at saratoga and mcfarland. investigators say the deputies went to the scene after reports of a man behaving erratically. the man struck two deputies with a blunt object. the deputies were hurt but will be okay. how taxpayers will pay for the america's cup competition. >> the market opened up 10 minutes ago. a quick peek at the early numbers, a little up, a little down. where's it all going? we'll check the numbers, and much more, with kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks coming up. stay with us. ,, ,,
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shortfall. september's race in the san francisco bay generated $364 million for the economy. that's according to the bay area council economic institute. that's far short of the $902 million projected windfall. and the race ultimately cost taxpayers at least $5.5 million. still, mayor lee plans to submit a proposal to host the next cup. twitter's seconds month as a public company is off to a great start. it hit an all-time high. it's due to something users can't stand. here's kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks to chat. >> reporter: good morning. twitter has been on a roll this week. it went up by 15% the past two days. part of that on some new audience tools being introduced as twitter tries to become of a center for people getting their news. also, there's a rumor that activist shareholder carl icahn has taken a stake in the
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company. when carl icahn buys into a firm, he tends to force the stock higher. that happened with apple last august sending stocks up 10% also sending netflix higher when he invested there. twitter higher than facebook although there are more facebook shares and a more valuable company. both billion-dollar companies. stock market off to a fairly positive start this morning. they had a but the of selling yesterday, some mild profit- taking, things a bit quiet this time of year. although the market in just the past minute turned negative, how about that, dow down 21, nasdaq down 7, s&p lower by 4. michelle and frank, back to you. >> thank you. 6:47. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> that traffic alert in san francisco is just canceled so things are looking better right now coming off the bay bridge. it had been stacking up on the skyway and the central freeway but right now it looks like
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this. it's kind of your usual commuter traffic right now on westbound 80. so the accident was southbound 101. it was right there approaching cesar chavez. all lanes are now open. for a while they had the slow lane blocked because of an overturn. here's a live look outside. westbound 580. it is a crowded commute this morning coming off of the altamont pass. and it looks that way all the way to vasco and then it starts to slow again as you get closer towards hacienda and the dublin interchange. these headlights that's the commute direction westbound and at the bay bridge shortly after that accident on 101 near cesar chavez we turned on the metering lights at 6:07 this morning so now you are backed up to the maze and 23 minutes on westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. usual stuff there, as well. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. all these taillights that's the commute direction. looking good over the high- rise. and bart 55 trains on time. and just another quick reminder, tune to kcbs radio 740-am and 106.9-fm when you hit the road.
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that is your latest "kcbs traffic." forfor your forecast here's lawrence. >> it's not quite as cold. >> i have a lighter jacket. >> it's all about fashion. folks will be able to dress lighter in the coming days as temperatures will moderate somewhat. still we have some mostly clear skies after a few clouds moved through overnight and it's still cold in spots. freeze warnings in some of the valleys, frost advisories elsewhere around the bay. it's a nice clear start to your morning but these temperatures not as cold athey have been over the last week. still, 29 and cold enough in concord. 26 in santa rosa. 34 in san jose. and 44 degrees in san francisco. as we head throughout the afternoon, we'll find mostly sunny skies and some warmer temperatures. maybe we begin to see some 60s popping up and then slow warming into the weekend and in fact by the end of the weekend these temperatures probably running well above the average. high pressure now building in. that is sending all the arctic air further to the east. that means temperatures will warm up nicely. sfo looking good if you are flying out. no delays expected there.
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nice sunny skies, temperatures in the upper 50s. around the country though, we have some cold temperatures as you head through denver, 35 degrees partly cloudy. only 19 degrees and mostly cloudy skies in chicago. 31 and dry in new york. but partly cloudy. around the bay today, you will see those temperatures in the 50s maybe a couple low 60s beginning to show up inland and then the next couple of days we'll warm those temperatures up maybe a few more clouds coming our way on friday. then much warmer above average temperatures the latter part of the weekend and near 70 into monday. let's check your schoolcast for today. this is for wells middle school in dublin. starting out chilly, 38 degrees. but 52 and mostly sunny by lunchtime and 55 when you get out. if you would like to nominate your school, go to and you can enter your school there. but looks like finally we are hitting the end of the coldsnap which is great news. >> weekend looks great. >> thank you. time now for a look at what's coming up on "cbs this morning." charlie rose joins us live in
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new york with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ahead, concerns about animal care at the national zoo. sharyl attkisson investigates a string of recent mishaps. plus he spend nearly a decade behind bars before his murder conviction was overturned. ryan ferguson is in studio 57. and high-tech innovations coming to restaurants while the age-old question, may i take your order, may become a thing of the past. the news is back in the beginning in the morning, as well. >> i don't know, i like the face-to-face concept. [ laughter ] >> oh-oh, something happened. >> something is going on. charlie. >> reporter: told you, didn't? i. >> you did. see you at 7:00. it is 6:51. coming up a four-alarm fire sparking an overnight warehouse to go up in flames in concord. the fight to put out the fire coming up. >> what happened before and after the crash of asiana flight 214 here at sfo? that is the subject of a federal investigation going on right now. we'll let you know what's
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francis as the man of the year. the new leader of the roman catholic church has completely changed its perception in a short period of time, according to "time" magazine. he beat out nsa liker edward snowden for the title. two adults and four children are recovering from a two-day ordeal in the frozen nevada wilderness. james glanton glant and christina mcintee were rescued with two of his children and her niece and they have few. the sykes were stranded after the jeep flipped -- the group was stranded after the jeep flipped on sunday. they used rocks, brush and a spare tire to keep a fire going after temperatures were below zero. flames shooting into the night sky around 1:00 this morning in concord. it took 70 firefighters about two hours to get it under control on stanwell drive. no one was in the building when it happened. several investigators trying to determine the cause. happening now, in washington, d.c., a hearing into july's deadly asiana flight crash at sfos is under
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way. you're looking at live pictures from the safety board's headquarters. they may be on a recess now. we are learning this morning about the concerns the captain had about landing the plane visually. kpix 5's anne makovec is live at sfo and anne, the all day hearing will cover a lot of ground. >> reporter: that's right. they are taking about a 10- minute break right now. they will be back at it until 8:00 tonight because they are trying to squeeze two days of hearings into one day. yesterday was canceled because of bad weather in washington, d.c. now, already this morning, we have heard from a captain an asiana airlines captain one of the pilots who landed the plane that day. he said he was very concerned and nervous right before he made the landing. it was his first time landing a boeing 777 here at sfo. and there were some issues here at the airport because the automatic warning system was out. that is because there was construction going on here. now, other pilots have been able to make that landing
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without a problem even without that automatic warning system. but it apparently made this pilot in particular very nervous. here's some video from the crash that day. this was back in july at sfo when the plane, according to the original ntsb, came in too low and too slow, ended up crashing into a seawall and catching fire. three people died more than 150 passengers were injured. a san francisco fire department truck actually killed one of those passengers, a girl who had survived and then was killed by the truck. it was a 16-year-old girl. and we are going to hear from a san francisco fire department assistant deputy chief about how that happened a little later on this afternoon. we'll continue to monitor the happenings in washington, d.c. live at sfo, anne makovec, kpix 5. and let's give you a one last look over at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is stacked up into the maze now. they have been cycling through
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the metering lights slowly. so you will notice delays through the berkeley curve heading into the maze. that's why the drive time is up to 25 minutes between the carquinez bridge to the maze. and for silicon valley commuters, this is what it looks like now just beginning to see some brake lights from westbound 237. they begin at the 880 interchange and continue towards zanker road. mass transit we have not had any troubles since we have been on the air at 4:30. bart systemwide on time with more than 55 trains. lawrence? >> all right. still cold in spots. but not as cold as it's been. still some 20s showing up in the north bay valleys. 26 in santa rosa. 29 in napa. 32 and freezing in livermore. as we head toward the afternoon, though, abundant sunshine and temperatures in the 50s and low 60s possible by the afternoon. warmer days are ahead. a few more clouds coming our way into friday. looks like by the end of the weekend those numbers are in the mid- to upper 60s. >> about time. >> what's going on? >> wrestling or holding hands while you're doing your -- >> i was trying to tell him how cold my hands were. >> is that what's going on? >> yes. because it's so cold in this studio. captions by: caption colorado
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