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city and we as a city have been able to adapt to make that happen. >> san jose gets new streetlights cutting costs but making it harder for astronomers. 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 linda macdonald. good morning, i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 6:00. developing news, cate caugiran joins us live from hayward where a fatal accident has shut down bart service this morning. cate. >> reporter: frank, michelle, now some ac transit buses are here trying to help commuters get to where they need to go because the gates are down here at south hayward bart station and in its place you can take a look taped on is this sign letting people know, no bart service here. over the past hour we have seen this bart station agent run from car to car to get the word
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out to computers that trains are not running from this station, fremont or union city. commuters have been told to head to hayward bart or bay fair if you are going to san francisco. we spoke with one man headed to san bruno this morning who says he understands why the trains are shut down but it's still frustrated. >> it's going to affect me. i'm probably going to be half hour or hour late. it seems like as soon as the bart people got what they wanted, it was more accidents and more delays and stuff like that, which i don't understand. but what are you going to do? >> reporter: now, this is all because of an investigation into last night's fatal accident. bart officials say a train bound for richmond had a person on the tracks just before 11:30. investigators are not sure why they are there or what that person was doing on the tracks at the time. now, bart says investigators are expected to wrap up their work right around sunrise but that means there will be no bart service for the next half
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hour during a critical time for the commute. cate caugiran, kpix 5. go to the hayward or bay fair stations until this issue is resolved. kcbs is actually reporting from bart allison that service will be restored around 7:30. they still have to complete the investigation and they won't start that until after sunrise so again 7:30 is the latest word. that is later than initially reported. the south hayward station closed. we spotted this tweet from matt bigler from kcbs. he has been reporting live from the scene all morning and you can see he says no trains from fremont are running but bart passengers can get free rides via ac transit to the bay fair station. you can transfer from the bay fair stop if you need to get into san francisco. you can use ac transit as well to get around the east bay, so far all those buses are on time. we have been talking to them as well this morning. or you can hit the roads so maybe a little more crowded on the nimitz on 880 but right now
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everything is still moving at the speed limit between hayward and your downtown oakland exits. we'll continue to watch that. that bart issue that is ongoing for at least the start of the morning commute. here's a live look at the bay bridge where the metering lights were just turned on a few minutes ago. and so now you are already stacked up beyond that first overcrossing. it sure didn't take long. cash and the fastrak lanes backed up to west grand. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." more on your foggy forecast, here's lawrence. very muggy in the atmosphere, looks like we could see some rain headed our way especially for the commute right home. out the door we go. fairly quiet start to the day so far. we have seen a couple of scattered light showers as you head to the north bay but you can see that low pressure system spinning off the coastline. that moves a little closer and that may very well trigger some rainfal around the bay area this afternoon. hi-def doppler radar showing you it's fairly quiet outside although we've seen a couple of sprinkles, cloudy skies and fog this morning and very muggy. temperatures are mild too. 53 degrees in san jose.
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55 in san francisco. and 53 in livermore. this afternoon, surprisingly mild, as well. 60s maybe a couple of low 70s in the south and east bay. rain becoming more likely as we head in toward the latter part of the day. that's a look at weather, guys. back to you. >> all right, lawrence, thanks. israel's prime minister is visiting the bay area to meet with governor jerry brown with a group of silicon valley leaders, as well. kpix 5's mark kelly is live in mountain view for netanyahu's big visit this morning. >> reporter: they will meet at the computer history museum right in the heart of silicon valley. the two leaders are expected to sign a pro-business agreement bringing california and israel closer together. now, netanyahu will be coming here to silicon valley from l.a. where yesterday he premiered a new tv series called israel, the royal tour. it will air on cbs and promotes tourism in israel. the prime minister's visit with governor brown different topics on the table including water conservation, alternative energy, agriculture and cyber security.
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this is california's first visit from a sitting israeli prime minister since 2006. and from some in l.a., netanyahu received a warm welcome. >> for the '80s and '90s, he was the media darling for israel articulating the case for israel. now he has been in power for many years, and there's sort of ambivalence in terms of whether he can be the prime minister that can bring it home, that can bring peace. >> reporter: but the focus here in silicon valley this morning more on the tech world. he is expected to meet with leaders from apple, linkedin and the "whatsapp."
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>> he has been busy. he met with president obama not too long ago as well, right? >> that's right. he was there on monday at the white house. a slightly different experience there where president obama challenged the israeli leader on monday to make tough decisions to salvage a middle east peace plan with the palestinians. netanyahu had a critique for the president as well reinforcing israel's position that western nations should increase pressure on iran and its nuclear program but michelle, some lighter topics expected here this morning in silicon valley. >> all right. mark kelly live in mountain view, thank you. early this morning, oakland city council approved part of a controversial surveillance program. the vote didn't take place until 1 a.m. following hours of debate. the domain awareness center is a proposed hub to monitor surveillance cameras stationed around the city. but the city council approved the program only for the port of oakland. opponents had expressed some
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concerns about potential violations of privacy. >> there is a lack of evidence showing surveillance has a positive impact on violent crime but a great deal of evidence to shows these are misused and abused. >> it was billed to help police solve crimes helping first responders react to emergencies and hoping to assist the port in protecting itself from terror attacks. an east bay transgender teen is recanting a rape story. he claimed the sexual assault happened in a boy's bathroom on campus moves. detectives looked for evidence and suspects until they realized the student's story had holes. well, eventually the teen admitted he lied. >> i'm glad no one was arrested. to have a student arrested for this would have been really troubling to them, their families and their parents. >> hercules police say they are reviewing the case and it will be up to the district attorney to decide whether to prosecute the teen.
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menlo park plans to add a police officer to its force next month and facebook is putting up the cash. the city council voted to accept $200,000 from facebook to pay for a community service police officer for three years. that officer will work out of a new substation near facebook headquarters. the officer will focus on the belle haven neighborhood which has crime problems. some wonder if facebook will get special treatment. >> is there a potential for a conflict of interest? >> the only way that you would have a conflict of interest is if somehow someone tried to exert influence over our police force. that's not going to happen. >> facebook also helped pay for the new substation. the new officer is expected to start work next month. there is a new twist to the discovery of that massive stash of gold points that they may have been stolen from the u.s. mint in san francisco and
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buried by a thief. more than 100 years ago the mint's chief clerk walter dimick was convicted of stealing 1500 gold coins that were never found. >> you have to understand that the mint was a factory that produced and struck coins from the gold that people would give them. they melt down the gold, strike the coins and issue them. >> officials at the mint said yesterday they have no evidence the coins found in the foothills were stolen from the mint. hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil in martinez last night for that 14- year-old girl hit by a train over the weekend. jenna betti killed on sunday on the tracks near old orchard and howell roads. investigators believe she dropped her cell phone and was hit when she went back to get it. >> even though you're gone you'll always be in my heart. i miss you and love you so much, jenna.
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i'll see you again someday. i love you. [ crying ] >> jenna betti was a student at the martinez junior high school. grief counselors will stay on campus for the week. time now is 6:10. the bay area may be expensive but it's cheaper to live here than some places. the most expensive city in the world next. >> and they are calling it the big guac-pocalypse. how climate change could change the menu at a popular restaurant chain coming up. >> things changing around here. clouds moving in now. we have some fog but likely going to see a little rain today. we'll tell you when coming up. >> and a multicar crash in san jose involving up to eight cars has been cleared out of the middle lanes. traffic still slow in the area. plus we'll check the bay bridge, that's all coming up. but first, we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. ask a question or share a gripe by emailing or tweet me at #ewengerkpix and watch to see if your question gets answered on air. e "chipotle" restaurant chain
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singapore the world's most expensive city to live in 2014. i don't think they have been to san francisco. conan o'brien the talk show host this year's mtv movie awards host and mila kunis will play a love interest on the show. follow us at twitter at #cbssf. >> there's a lot of chemistry there. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> let's talk about bart. it's a problem this morning. right now, if you haven't heard, there is no service between south hayward station and the fremont station. if you need to use bar this morning, head to bay fair and transfer to the city or wherever you're going. ac transit is providing free service with a bart ticket if you use that 99 bus. so that's another option for you, as well. jim allison with bart told us a
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little earlier that are 7:30 is when they hope to re-open the stretch of track. it had been expected earlier but now they are wrapping up the investigation after sunrise so 7:30 this morning. ac transit is on time. let's go to the south bay and get a check of northbound 101 at julian. there was an eight-car crash. everything is cleared out. it didn't take long. it's still slow in the area 280/680 interchange. you can see it in the northbound commute direction. lights turned on before 6:00. more riders on the road with bart service shut down in the east bay that stretch of track in the east bay. it is jammed solid past the west grand overcrossing. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." here's lawrence. a lot of clouds out there right now we have seen a couple of scattered light showers overnight most of that in the north bay but the rain picking up this afternoon.
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our hi-def doppler radar showing you a few scattered slight showers in parts of the north bay overnight but not a lot. we have had a lot of cloud cover, some muggy conditions, but really not a trigger to get the rain going. that will likely change this afternoon. morning clouds, patchy fog, light rain going to begin to move south throughout the day and another storm sunday night into monday. a trigger this area of low pressure approaching the coastline will be enough to squeeze out rain this afternoon so grab the umbrella. around the state showers too especially in the northern half of the state. a lot of clouds rolling through early on. and then toward the latter part of the day, the rain begins to pick up in the north bay and then spreading to the south in the latter part of the afternoon and then overnight into early tomorrow morning so things will be wet again not the biggest storm but maybe we see some spots in the north bay three-quarters to about an inch of rainfall. temperatures fairly mild and
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muggy. upper 60s in san jose. 70 livermore. 64 san francisco. cooler in the north bay. sunrise 6:35. sunset 6:07. and as we look out over the next couple of days, no major storms on the horizon but looks like a chance of some showers on the way into early tomorrow morning. another chance of rain late sunday night into monday. >> thank you. this year kpix 5 is the proud sponsor of the local spelling bee so in the spirit of the spelling bee we are going to have some competition on the anchor desk leading to the big bee. >> i had an easy one. >> this one is easy. >> we are going to do it again. >> every morning we are going to do this. what are you, five for five so far? >> five for five. >> that's 1,000. >> the word is aura. >> yes. >> okay. i know that word. >> easy. >> oh, my gosh, what if i get it wrong? okay. >> that would be wonderful. [ laughter ] >> a-u-r-a. >> hello.
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[ laughter ] >> congratulations. >> i'm sorry. >> you have an aura about you, now that? >> i'm sorry, frank. it's a spelling aura. >> michelle griego, we're not worthy. did you get an a in english? >> i did. >> okay. >> i'm one for two by the way. [ laughter ] >> i'm getting you at noon by the way, frank. >> we'll see. to test your skills search kpix 5 cbs on facebook and test your spelling acts. look for word of the day in your newsfeed. way to go, michelle. 6:19. coming up, bad elmo back on the west coast but this time, the puppet is meeting some resistance. how local kids are working to scare that character away. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, the sharks go to overtime and can the warriors stunt nba's best team on a tuesday night? we'll show you coming up. >> and what's cool about your school? we would love to hear from you. just chime in at we may come and feature your school on the show. we'll be right back. back to indianapolis for ,,,,
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it is a cloudy start to the day and rain developing toward the afternoon hours. the temperatures though muggy and mild about 68 degrees in redwood city, warmer in the south bay. 60s and low 70s into morgan hill. and gilroy east bay temperatures going to stay fairly mild, as well. 67 in milpitas, 69 pleasanton. about 68 in dublin. and 70 degrees in antioch. in the north bay, we could see some showers moving in as we head in toward the middle of the day. temperatures will be a little bit cooler there, 63 degrees in santa rosa, about 65 in novato
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and 64 degrees in kentfield. good morning, everybody. the indiana pacers have the best record in the nba. and they were 10-0 on tuesday night. but the road warriors, they got something cooking, all right. klay thompson had the hot hand in the 4th quarter. game on the line, final seconds, jump shot, good! he had 25. the warriors led by 2. .6 second left on the clock for indiana and they gave it to paul george and it didn't go. the warriors win 98-96, shocker in indiana. texas league action a's and cubs, reddick a base hit. a's win the split squad games 6- 4. giants beat the rockies. the pac-12 player of the year chiney ogwumike honored for the second straight year, and for the third straight season, defensive player of the year. this will be her last down at the farm. the sharks back home for the first time in about a month hosting carolina. game tied at 2 in ot. a wide-open jay harrison hits the net for the game winner.
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so the hurricanes who had lost five straight at the tank beat the sharks 3-2. carolina wins that season series over the san jose sharks. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. play of the day warriors- pacers. pacers' george hill drawing the foul on steph curry but gets a no look -- watch him swing in behind the back, dipsy do off the rim and it goes down and he gets the foul but it doesn't matter because the warriors beaten up the pacers in a rare win in indy. >> pretty good. >> play of the day. 6:25 now. oakland lobbies for a controversial new system to fight crime and wins. but only halfway. how a new surveillance system will be implemented. >> reporter: i'm cate caugiran live at south hayward bart station where service is shut down. we'll tell you when trains will
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your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. a group of students is caught smoking marijuana at a northern california school. where it happened that has parents outraged. >> san jose is in the middle of converting all its streetlights to white l.e.d.s neighbors love it. astronomers, not so much. i'm kiet do. we have that story coming up. >> a lot of clouds outside right now don't leave home without the umbrella. we have a storm brewing.
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we'll talk about that coming up. >> and it has been a rough start for some bart riders already this morning. the tracks still shut down between south hayward and the fremont stations after a fatal accident investigation. let's get out to cate caugiran live in south hayward all morning. cate, what's the latest? >> reporter: it looks like it's going to be another hour before commuters will get trains back up or before bart gets trains back up and running and commuters on the way. we were told it would be 6:30 but looks like the investigation is going to take longer. all morning we have seen a bart station agent at the bart station letting commuters know no bart trains are running. ac transit has been transporting stranded commuters to hayward or bay fair bart stations if they are headed to san francisco.
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commuters were not happy when they heard the news. >> i'm out of breath. i got to get to the city. i start at 8:00. >> now i have to go to a different bart station hopefully catch the same train and try to make it to work on time. >> reporter: this shutdown stems from a police investigation into a fatal accident around 11:30 last night. bart officials say a train headed for richmond hit a person on the tracks. trains won't be running until about 7:30 this morning. if you can find another way to get to work or head to bay fair or hayward station, whichever you need to, to get to your destination. reporting live, cate caugiran, kpix 5. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, march 5. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:31. early this morning, the oakland city council approved part of a controversial surveillance program. the vote took place at 1 a.m. following hours of debate. the domain awareness center is
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a proposed hub to monitor surveillance cameras stationed around the city. but the city council approved the plan for the port of oakland only. opponents expressed concerns about violation of privacy. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is coming to the bay area today. in l.a. yesterday he premiered a new cbs series called israel, the royal tour, highlighting tourism in israel. this morning he will be in mountain view to sign a business agreement with the governor, governor brown, also meet with a number of silicon valley leaders, as well. 6:32. let's get another check on weather. >> this could be an exciting day ahead. a lot of clouds right now a chance of showers on the way. >> that's exciting! >> got a little rain coming, i love it! folks we could see showers showing up later on. a lot of moisture in the atmosphere, very muggy as well but those clouds rolling on in. we needed a trigger to squeeze out the moisture. you can see that little comma cloud off the coastline. that may just be it. right now on our hi-def doppler radar, fairly quiet although
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you see a little rain off the coastline. maybe toward the middle of the day we'll see more of that starting out in the north bay and spreading south. san jose cloudy. 53 in san jose. 55 in san francisco. this afternoon mild, 60s and low 70s in the south bay and the east bay. rain starts in the north bay with cooler temperatures there. then spreading to the south in the afternoon. let's check the roads with elizabeth. we have some busy roadways if you are trying to get into san francisco right now especially the bay bridge and the toll plaza. the metering lights were turned on a touch early about 5 minutes before 6:00 and there overall may be more drivers out there with the bart tracks shut down south of hayward so here's a live look and you can see it is jammed solid nearly to the maze. the fog continues to move into this camera westbound 580 big delays from tracy all the way out through the livermore valley. that drive time nearly a half hour, about 26 minutes between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. once you get past el charro speeds improve. live look at the nimitz, no
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delays right now between hayward and your downtown oakland stops. northbound and southbound still moving at the limit. just a quick update about bart once again, 7:30 that's when they hope to re-open tracks and wrap up the investigation into the fatal accident that happened last night. no service between south hayward and fremont. head to bay fair on your hayward stations instead. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. now for the latest on the crisis in ukraine. russian has agreed to nato's request to hold a special meeting in belgium today. that meeting will be to discuss the russian military invasion of ukraine's crimea region. meanwhile, u.s. secretary of state john kerry has a meeting of his own today to be held in france. he will speak with his russian counterpart, a foreign minister. >> president obama and i want to make it clear 20 russia and to everybody in the world that we are not seeking confrontation. >> last night president obama talked about a possibly
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resolution with german chancellor angela merkel. the proposal would allow russian troops to stay in crimea but only on their bases in that region. international monitors would ensure ethnic russians in ukraine are protected. happening today, the family of a woman found dead in the stairway at san francisco general hospital will file a formal claim against the city. lynne spalding's family is demanding an unspecified amount of money but in the past, they have indicated they want the hospital and the sheriff's department to change security procedures there. if san francisco rejects that claim, spalding's family can then file a lawsuit. a controversial character is back in san francisco known as evil elmo. the controversy has nothing to do with the sesame street costume but rather the man inside. he is known for startling people with anti-semitic rants. the "chronicle" says he is annoying transients, trying to
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harass him elmo away. third graders were caught smoking pot at school. parents are wondering how those kids got the drug in the first. >> they have their own pipes. >> reporter: even more shocking the ages of the kids involved, eight-year-olds and a 9-year- old. >> we saw the three kids get taken out of the bathroom. >> reporter: another student caught the three and immediately told administrators. police were called to the school early thursday and the students were later released to their parents. >> it was bad because they were little kids and it shouldn't happen. >> reporter: fox40 reached out to the school district but they refused to comment. it's still unclear what disciplinary measures were taken, but students say they have not seen the kids on campus since. >> it not healthy and it can really ruin your life. >> reporter: what do you think should be done? >> i think they should be expelled. i also think they should follow up further to where they found it. >> i don't like it. but what are going to do?
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>> that was luanna munoz reporting. the school follows the state's education code which says the students may be suspended or possibly expelled. a woman and three children were rescued in florida after their minivan ended up in the ocean. witnesses ran into the surf at daytona beach here after seeing the vehicle just drive into the water. inside, they found a pregnant mother behind the wheel trapped along with her three young children. >> my son point out there was a car getting close to the beach and started driving on the water and i saw a little kid in the back like waving his arms around like screaming help, help us. >> a tourist shot this video of the rescue. investigators trying to figure out what happened. but witnesses say it appeared deliberate since the van really showed no signs of slowing down. new this morning, a story of survival after a stormy sea
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slammed into restaurants on the santa barbara coast. >> time to go. >> time to go is right! >> nobody was seriously hurt when that wave crashed into moby dick's on a pier in santa barbara saturday a few miles up the coast a restaurant worker was swept out to sea by another powerful wave while he was boarding up windows. >> just drive them into the ocean for a matter of five, ten seconds. i didn't know where he was or what actually happened. >> he got banged around under a pier but eventually coworkers spotted him in the surf and pulled him out with only minor injuries. >> food was free, by the way. >> incredible video. 6:38. the bay bridge will continue to shine. the plan to keep the lights twinkling. >> and the market just opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's get a quick look at the big board right now. you can see the dow is down about 15 points. coming up, we'll get an update
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let's check out your pollen report today. a lot of the trees beginning to bloom outside. and so pollen will be running on the medium to high side today. a little bit lower tomorrow. then really shoots up on friday and saturday in the high category. plenty of sunshine outside. well, the winter weather in much of the country apparently held down hiring again last month. cold back east. we know that. here now to chat kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks on this wednesday. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. tensions easing a bit in the ukraine the focus on wall street today is on the u.s. economy. several key reports out including one on the job market private payroll tracker adb reporting a gain of 139,000
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jobs in february. that was below expectations. also revised several months' reports back a little bit, as well. that continues to pile on top of what the labor department has been reporting with weak job growth only about 200,000 jobs added over december and january. the labor department reports on friday and we could see if the winter weather really does impact that even more than what adp is saying . often those reports vary and the construction and manufacturing industries are hurt hard in february. those two particular sectors were the biggest gains in the labor department report in january. stock market a big rally yesterday on the deescalation over the ukraine. record high 1874. dow up more than 200. investors are pulling back a bit. let's check the big board. dow down 9. nasdaq up a
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fraction. s&p dropping by a fraction. michelle and frank, back to you. >> thank you. streetlights in san jose are getting an upgrade. yellow lights are being replaced with cheaper l.e.d. lights. as kiet do reports the astronomers say the change is making their work harder. >> reporter: a dramatic change across the bay area especially in san jose. the region's hundreds of thousands of yellow streetlights are being converted to white l.e.d.s neighbors love it. astronomers, not so much. >> my first reaction to be honest with you is oh, no. >> reporter: the astronomer at lick observatory says yellow is easy to filter out. l.e.d.s ruin everything. residents love it. you can better identify the colors of getaway cars. >> there is a competing pull of the citizens wanting light to be a certain way and astronomers needing city lights
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to be a different way. >> reporter: white l.e.d.s use 60% less power, last longer and will save san jose millions of dollars. the city says they were not snubbing the astronomers. >> we are dimming our lights between midnight and 5 a.m. allowing their needs to be met as well. >> reporter: so the astronomers were not cast aside in this decision? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: the astronomers at lick observatory know a thing or two about changing with the times. they are the oldest in the country and the first. they have been around for more than 125 years. they are pioneers in adaptive optics shifting away from visible light. >> we have techniques that in realtime correct for the distortion of the earth's ads puts on images of stars and galaxies. >> reporter: since the 1970s astronomers have made good use of san jose's 62,000 yellow lights. the goal now change with the times so they don't get left in the dark.
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>> there's a sense of pride that a lot of research is going on in the city and we as a city having able to adapt to make that happen. >> reporter: and so of the 62,000 lights in san jose, about 4100 have already been converted. the city just got funding to convert another 15,000. and so these white lights are coming and these astronomers are going to have to roll with the punches. back to you. >> i guess so, kiet. now, are there any l.e.d. technologies out there that the astronomers favor or like at all? >> reporter: yes. so the astronomers and the city had a great working relationship and they continue to do so. they are always talking and now they are bringing in l.e.d. manufacturers into the fold and what they want to do now is move away from these single bulbs that emit just white light and possibly going for something that has a red, blue and green bulb together so when the light hits the ground it's white but that it's easier for astronomers to filter out each single color so they can continue to do their research.
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>> easy for you to say. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> right. >> all right, kiet do live in san jose, thank you. today an announcement that the light sculpture on the willie brown bridge will probably be around longer than originally planned. the bay bridge light show went on one year ago tonight. caltrans says they have to come down next year so the bridge can be painted. organizers say they plan to raise $12 million to put up new lights for 10 years starting in 2016. she has had a busy morning. liz, how are we doing with bart? >> bart riders had a long morning especially at any of those stops in the east bay three stations closed. we'll get to that in just a minute. in the meantime, the bay bridge a lot of brake lights so you can see the backups extending well into the maze. so bart has been our big story this morning. the tracks are shut down south of hayward after a fatal accident investigation still continuing this morning. so right now southbound 880 looks like lots of drivers are hitting the roads instead. we are seeing delays in those
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southbound lanes of 880 from hayward straight on down into fremont. so again here's another tweet from "kcbs traffic" letting you know about the latest on the bart delays and service closures no service right now between south hayward and fremont due to the fatal accident investigation. use bay fair or the hayward stations instead and ac transit is providing some free service with a bart ticket specifically that 99 bus. 7:30 when they hope to re-open the bart tracks. here's a live look outside once again san mateo bridge looks very quiet right now out of hayward. and to the south bay northbound 101 still pretty heavy traffic after an earlier crash at mckee on 101. that's the latest "kcbs traffic." with the forecast, here's lawrence. scattered light showers not much overnight. a few showers showing up in the north bay sprinkles elsewhere but lots of cloud cover. we just haven't had the trigger to squeeze out the real rain. that will likely change into the afternoon, rain developing toward the middle of the day in
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the north bay moving south in the afternoon. and then another storm headed our way late in the weekend and early next week. right now though the trigger for this storm system just sitting off the coastline this low is slowly creeping towards the bay area. should set itself up by the afternoon. that means we'll start to see some rain falling in the north bay and then sliding southward. how about this around the state, showers the further north you go. headed up to tahoe, you will find rain today at lake level at 57 degrees there. 61 in yosemite. timing out the storm system a lot of clouds this morning, fog too. then toward the middle of the day in the afternoon, the rain begins to develop in the north bay. then slowly works its way to the south as we head throughout the evening hours then overnight more showers on and off into early tomorrow morning then looks like that will start to taper off. then we'll start to clear out your skies and dry out. temperatures into the 60s and low 70s into parts of the south bay and the east bay today. cooler with all the clouds and the showers developing in the north bay. looking out over the next couple of days, yeah, some unsettled weather into early
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thursday morning. then dry on friday and saturday. maybe some of those temperatures headed up into the mid-70s. then another chance of rain as we head in toward late sunday night into monday. none of these storms are big but we could see an inch of rain in the north bay so that would be good maybe another inch late sunday into monday. >> thank you. the winter "spare the air" season is officially over. this was a dramatic season for the "spare the air" alert. >> reporter: we also had neighbors snitching on neighbors. the winter "spare the air" season has officially ended after a record amount of days of poor or unhealthy air quality right here in the bay area. for the first time ever, the bay area logged 30 days of winter "spare the air" alerts. now, largely to blame was the lack of winter rains. stubborn high pressure stuck firmly in place causing stagnant air quality. so we had no beneficial rains or winds to clear out the atmosphere.
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and this allowed a haze to sit over the region. but for the first time ever the bay area air quality board received over 500 complaints from neighbors reporting on their neighbors resulting in 267 citations. now, many of these cited opted to take a wood smoke awareness course rather than pay the $100 fine. there were also several repeat offenders fined $500. although the winter "spare the air" has officially ended, residents who exceed the visible smoke provision in the wood-burning world can still be issued a ticket even outside this november through february winter "spare the air" season. reporting from the newsroom, roberta gonzales, kpix 5. if you would like to know the very latest on our own local air quality, visit us online at all right, roberta. thank you. time for a look at what's coming up on "cbs this
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morning." gayle king joins us from new york. >> reporter: tell roberta i would like to know the air quality. very important. good to see you frank and michelle. ahead, elizabeth palmer is in crimea. she asks russian soldiers about the fight over ukraine. margaret brennan is in paris where john kerry is sitting down with his russian counterpart. plus jack ford takes a closer look at the fight to legalize sports gambling. you will hear from former mobsters about how it will impact organized crime. and here's a question. are you on tinder? ben tracy goes to the california roots of this dating app to find out why it's become a must have for singles of all ages. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. so, michelle? >> yes? >> continueder? tinder? >> no. we're both married, not to each other but we're both married. >> then you can't be on tinder. nevermind. you're excused from the
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discussion. >> thank you. have a great show. >> see you later. time now 6:52. secretary of state john kerry heads to paris to help ease tensions in ukraine. who he is meeting with this morning. >> reporter: a fatal accident investigation has bart shut down from south hayward to fremont. we'll bring you the latest in that investigation and also tell you when bart expects to have those trains back up and running. , ,,,,,,[ sports announcer ] here's another one, alyson dudek.
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he will be in mountain view to sign a business agreement with governor brown and meet with a number of silicon valley leaders. this morning, the oklahoma city council approved part of a controversial surveillance program. the domain awareness center is a proposed hub to monitoring surveillance cameras but the city council approved the program only for the port of oakland. opponents expressed concerns about violations of privacy. the family of a woman found dead in a stairwell at san francisco general hospital will file a formal claim against the city. lynne spalding's family is now asking for an unspecified amount of money. in the past they had indicated they want the hospital and the sheriff's department to change security procedures there. today marks the first day of lent ash wednesday a season of prayer and penance for catholics. it leads up to easter. it last 40 days excluding sundays. many catholics give up something during lent su
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food, or other activities. cate caugiran live at bart. the gates are down and the sign is taped on letting people know, no bart service here. over the past few hours we have seen this bart station agent run from car to car trying to get the word out to commuters that trains are not running from this station, fremont or union city. now, commuters have been told to head to hayward bart or bay fair if you are going to san francisco. we spoke with one man this morning headed to san bruno who says he understands why it needs to be shut down but is still frustrated. >> well, it's going to affect me. i'm probably going to be an hour late. it seems like as soon as the bart people got what they wanted, it was more accidents and more delays and stuff like that which i don't understand. so what are you going to do? >> reporter: this is all because of an investigation into last night's feat tal accident which rapid up. we know that bart officials say a train bound for richmond hit a person on the tracks just before 11:30 last night.
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officials say they believe that person was trespassing and was on the track not available to the public so again trains won't be back up and running until 7:30 this morning. live at south hayward bart, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> in the meantime, a lot of people are hitting the roads instead. southbound 880 backed up from hayward down to fremont. not helping matters a new crash southbound 880 approaching 880. big wait at the bay bridge stacked up to the macarthur maze westbound 580 jammed solid to 24. use the 880 approach. it looks better. here's a live look near the oakland coliseum. lawrence? a lot of clouds around the bay area. there's a chance we have some more rain on the way. hi-def doppler showing things quiet now with scattered showers and sprinkles. fog over san jose. this afternoon rain in the north bay spreading to the south. temperatures going to be mild though and muggy outside 60s and a couple of low 70s in the south bay rain developing later on today, showers continuing into tomorrow morning.
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