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little bit of rain out there. it's friday, january 29. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. glad to have you back. are you feeling better? >> something was crawling into me and wasn't going to let me go. [ laughter ] >> i don't know about that one. >> i couldn't even speak yesterday. so good to be among the living. >> you sound like you have a cold in your nose. >> i do. >> next time get the flu shot. >> oh-oh. >> there you go. okay, ma. let's fire up the live hi- def doppler radar. picking up light precipitation in the bay area. but look what is upstream right there. it is just widely scattered showers and pretty moderate as well across the northwestern quadrant of the state. high surf advisory in place until tomorrow morning about this time. 16 feet swells. high temperatures today with the scattered light showers. still muggy. how is the weather affecting the roads? let's bring in gianna franco. >> we are going to 880.
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both directions between alvarado niles and whipple. left lane closed due to construction. still quiet on the roads no accidents. so we'll keep an eye on it because of the rain. here's the san mateo bridge, traffic light out of hayward into foster city. police have found the body of a man from campbell who they believe was murdered last week. investigators made the discovery yesterday afternoon off jameson creek road in santa cruz county. mark sayre talked with the family. >> reporter: the news that the body of 28-year-old kyle myrick has been found in the santa cruz mountains spread through this group of kyle's friends and family. his stepfather. >> in some ways it's a relief because we have been looking for him. he is in a good space. so we're happy. >> reporter: myrick was reported missing on friday from gp sports on camden avenue where he worked. a police investigation revealed signs of a struggle including blood on the walls and a
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severed ear and police arrested myrick's coworker steve hlebo. but in jailhouse interviews, hlebo denied any involvement with myrick's disappearance. >> i really have nothing against him. um, i wouldn't have done anything to him. >> reporter: friends and family say while they know myrick isn't coming home, the fact that his body has been found is in many ways helpful. >> we had still hoped up to the last that he would be okay. we knew it was a long shot. having him back is better than not knowing where he was. >> that the mark sayre reporting. detectives acted on a tip they received yesterday that led them to the body. as for the suspect steve hlebo he has been arraigned on murder charges. developing this morning, in sonoma county, investigators are looking into a fatal plane crash. two people on board were killed. the faa says the single-engine
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piper aircraft went down around 7:00 last night. the plane was on final approach to the sonoma county airport. the plane crashed on wood ranch road a few miles from the airport. it was on way to santa rosa from palm springs. >> only about three or four seconds after hearing the noise of the airplane's engine we heard the impact, which was a lot softer and quieter than you would have expected it to be. >> the accident will be investigated. a huge oak tree fell into a home on a fence in walnut creek. contra costa county firefighters responded to the home on westwood court early this morning. you can see the heritage oak apparently didn't split but broke apart when it fell. the homeowners thought what they heard was worse than that tumbling tree. >> we got a call from the homeowner. basically they thought it was an earthquake. they came out and it was one of
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the -- very big tree, and personnel is coming to deal with it. >> officials say there is structural damage to the home and the fence. ann arborist will check out the tree this morning as crews work on trying to get it cleaned up. well, i was using the windshield wipers this morning. >> it's wet. >> it's one of those situations in which we have some light rainfall across the area, light showers and that's going to be enough for that oil to come very close to the surface and make it slippery on the commute into work this morning the same on the sidewalks. good morning. stepping out the door, you need that umbrella today. hi-def doppler radar it's live, that's probably the batch you were driving through frank and michelle. you see right there? anywhere from benicia through martinez, now heading towards concord and clayton, walnut creek, the 680 corridor. upstream look what's still coming. this is the frontal boundary that positioned to swing into the bay area for friday. we have a lot of power associated with this system so we have a high surf advisory that goes into effect -- it's
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in place now. it expires tomorrow morning about this time. 16-foot swells eroding the seashore. with the scattered showers today, temperatures coming down into the 50s, very muggy day. 60s around the peninsula up to about 64 degrees in morgan hill, east of the bay we are talking about a southwest wind today about 10 miles an hour. temperatures 50s and 60s coming down from the mid-60s yesterday. north of the golden gate bridge going to see that more modest rainfall within the next couple of hours. 60 in san rafael. 1.5" to two inches of rain in ukiah today at 58 degrees. more rain for the weekend. more coming up. here's gianna with the traffic report. >> it is slippery out there. the bay bridge and lower deck as you come off of it word of an accident on the eastbound side near the toll plaza not blocking lanes. might be a distraction as you head through there. the good news is we're not seeing any delays on the lower deck or the upper deck of the
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bay bridge. if you are headed towards the toll plaza right now coming off the eastshore freeway or the maze, traffic is quiet on that westbound side. 880 same story here not seeing any troubles yet still very early north- and southbound clear as you work your way in and around the coliseum year every area. for looking good heading into downtown oakland -- northbound looking good heading into downtown oakland. both directions of the nimitz between alvarado nice and whipple the left lane is closed for roadwork. no major snags in there. the san mateo bridge clear between 880 and 101. 4:36. high surf advisory in effect today and tomorrow along the coast in the san francisco monterey bay areas. kpix 5's betty yu has the latest from pacifica which has already seen its share of storm damage this year. reporter: people in pacifica were as fascinated as they were startled by the monstrous waves that crashed
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over the seawall. >> they're spectacular in one way, but scary. >> reporter: from the air, chopper 5 captured more coastal erosion from el nino waves. hopes that have become unlivable teetered on the edge of a cliff. we saw a crane at work near one of the damaged properties. the pacifica pier has also been hit and is closed to the public. >> i have noticed a change in el nino. it has brought a lot more crazy surf. before it was a lot more calm. the waters have changed and so has the climate and the land. >> reporter: the pounding waves were so bigger, the national weather service issued a high surf advisory for coastal parts of the bay that will last until saturday afternoon. the waves are expected to hit 16 feet. >> i wouldn't be surfing right now. when i'm walking and running i have to watch it. >> reporter: she changed her
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routine with her dog because of the detours. >> mother nature always wins. so hopefully she goes a little more gentle for the rest of the year. >> reporter: long-time pacifica residents i spoke to say they haven't seen the ocean this upset or behave in this manner since the '97 '-98 el nino season. in pacifica, betty yu, kpix 5. a dream house is a nightmare. it's now red-tagged because of el nino rains. the owner of the hillside home in san francisco is out of town when they got a text from a neighbor saying their house was slipping. officials say the home on casitas avenue slid 14 inches in the past week. the homeowner and his wife just bought the home in november and weren't even able to move in. >> it was mid century modern. >> i have had better weeks. >> he plans to rebuild but there's no telling when the process will be able to begin. san francisco's district attorney is blasting the city's
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mayor and police chief. we obtained a copy of a letter addressed to mayor lee. in it d.a. george gascon says lee and chief greg suhr refuse to cooperate with the d.a.'s office to investigate police misconduct like in the case of mario woods. on december 2, five san francisco police officers shot and killed woods in the bayview. officers said woods refused to drop a knife. gascon writes that the police department, quote, engaged in a dizzying array of stonewalling tactics and denied the very existence of the thousands of cases that have been called into jeopardy. >> clearly, things are very, very frosty between those two offices right now. with ed lee, though, not looking for re-election it's unclear how effective something like this is going to be. >> mayor lee's office responded by saying, the mayor has proposed a number of police reforms to rebuild trust in the community and he looks forward to working with all law enforcement agencies including the district attorney's office to restore that trust. we are now just three days
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away from the iowa caucuses and the presidential candidates will begin their closing "arguments" to voters in the hawkeye state today and all weekend. the republicans'7th debate was in des moines last night but as marlie hall reports, it was dominated by a candidate who wasn't there. reporter: with trump absent, his biggest rival ted cruz took center stage becoming the target of the night. >> gosh, if you guys ask one more mean question, i may have to leave the stage. >> reporter: some of biggest fireworks came as the candidates sparred over illegal i am brags. >> we should have a path to legal status for the 12 million people here illegally. >> you said on the issue of people here illegally, we can reach a compromise. and then in the committee you said, i want to bring people out of the shadows. now you want to trump trump on immigration. >> marco made the choice to get direction of the major donors to support amnesty because he thought it was politically advantageous. >> reporter: with cruz in second place in iowa and rubio
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in third, political pundits say the two men needed to stand out. >> i think it was a good hit. but -- but i don't think you can use, um, rubio as a advocate on what is or isn't a conservative position. >> reporter: other candidates often overshadowed by trump during the debates called this one the best one yet. >> we got to go around several times on issues and i think it was a big improvement. >> reporter: despite being miles away from the debate stage, at drake university, donald trump still managed to garner a lot of attention. the billionaire front-runner dominated google searches last night and even had the most mentions on twitter. >> is it for me personally a good thing, a bad thing? will i get more votes,ly get less votes? nobody knows who the hell knows? >> reporter: trump's camp says his last-minute rally for veterans brought in $6 million. marlie hall, cbs news, des moines, iowa. time now 4:41. a command post so secret we can't even tell you where it
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is. next we take you inside the headquarters of the super bowl security team. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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"don't you want somebody to love." music from "jefferson airplane"... one of the legends of the '60s san francisco sound has died. ♪[ music ] >> music from jefferson airplane there which paul kantner cofounded defined a san francisco sound with songs like somebody to love and white rabbit. it embodied the idealism and hedonism of the late '60s scene in the city. he played guitar and sang vocals. >> paul was the last great beatnik. he -- he was the epitome of the hipster underground alternative lifestyle. >> kantner led a successful group jefferson starship and he was performing as recently as last fall. he died yesterday of multiple organ failure after a heart
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attack. paul kantner was 74. raiders owner mark davis will meet today in las vegas with a billionaire interested in luring the football team. sheldon adelson owns the las vegas sands corporation which runs the venetian and platt soho tell casinos. he is part of a group of investors planning to build a new indoor stadium for unlv that could also be used for an nfl team. in the past the nfl hasn't been keen on the idea of a team in las vegas because of all the gambling there. >> we are just 9 days away from super bowl 50. as anticipation builds so does the effort to keep people safe around the bay area. kpix 5's mark sayre is in santa clara with an inside look at the fbi's secret command center and the massive security effort. reporter: san jose police are ready. >> reports of an active shoot in a large crowd. >> reporter: this is how special operations officers will respond to an active shooter situation. >> we have one main priority and that's to keep people safe. >> reporter: starting sunday,
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when the super bowl teams arrive, the department's command post will be up and running monitoring nearly every super bowl-related event. >> we understand that there's a concern out there that, um, with events in san bernardino and paris people are edgy. we understand that. we also have to, you know, strike a delicate balance being too overbearing and being a police state and being ready to respond and being vigilant. >> reporter: the feds are leading the overall super bowl security effort. we got a special look inside this high-tech fbi command post, housed in a nondescript building not far from the stadium. we agreed to keep the exact location secret. this is where the efforts of hundreds of agents, analysts and local law enforcement officers will be monitored and directed. >> our number one mission in these special events is to prevent acts of terrorism. >> reporter: assistant special agent in charge john lightfoot is a counter-terrorism expert with the fbi's san francisco office. >> the fbi will bring in a few
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hundred personnel to help support this event. a lot of them will be located here in our operations center but a lot more will be located in the field either at the stadium or at the events in san francisco. >> reporter: i'm mark sayre. what went up came right back down. san francisco's city attorney forced verizon to remove its huge banner on the embarcadero center yesterday. the super bowl advertisements span 25 floors. officials said it violated the city's 50-year-old sign ordinance. verizon says it was an honest misunderstanding. as for the big visa sign greeting bay bridge drivers, well, it can stay. this logo is hanging from the side of a building on market street. we checked with the city, and a spokesman said this one does comply. the reason? the visa image is smaller with super bowl 50 being the main message. tomorrow's super bowl city officially opens and the bay lights will be turned back on.
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catch the kickoff celebration live tomorrow at 7 a.m. right here on kpix 5. we're excited. part of next week we'll be live in the embarcadero at a restaurant and we get to sneak down today and check it out. >> now what's going to be so great about that is that there's only one day in which i see the potential of showers. so although we'll be a little bundled up, we won't be damp. it's great for people going to super bowl city on the embarcadero. i had somebody email me yesterday and say, hey, roberta, what's that cluster of that yellow and red i always see over the rio vista area? and that's nothing but the windmills. our hi-def doppler radar is so sensitive it is able to detect that. right now we see light rain showers around american canyon and petaluma and lagunitas. meanwhile, heading to the south we have mostly cloudy skies in
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san jose. temperatures it's muggy. the winds are nonexistent and the temperatures are in the mid- 50s. this is what you need to know for this friday. showers do increase as the day progresses. scattered showers, as well. most activity north of the golden gate bridge. it will be muggy and mild. it will be wet tomorrow morning for openers and then a dry weekend. sure, the storm track is now beginning to return towards the bay area, more of a zonal flow, trying to make this area of low pressure move into our reaming but we're just seeing this end of the front front sideswiping the bay area taking most of the active to the north. it's providing a high surf advisory to be in place with 16- foot swells until this time tomorrow morning. let's track it together. hearst your futurecast. you see the rain showers. by lunchtime around the city of san francisco, lining the san mateo coast as well, as the day progresses, all this continues to sag south. we still have a lot of activity due west of us that will skirt onshore from time to time. so as an early riser tomorrow
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you may have light rain but saturday, in and out of the clouds and sunday, we have yet another system, number 13, but it wants to take a direct aim on the southern portion of the bay area with just some scattered showers. about an inch of rain expected in the north bay at tops, snow levels lowering, winter storm warning in effect, grab the chains heading to tahoe. temperatures today 50s and 60s light winds. the extended forecast: >> with the slick surfaces this morning you want to be careful on the roads. right now reports of a lot of vehicles that spin out. right now northbound 280 at eastmoor avenue a vehicle spun out on the right shoulder chp on scene no major delays because. it is still early for your friday commute. elsewhere, reports of an accident eastbound bay bridge lower deck just as you come towards the toll plaza, we are seeing activity off to the right side of the roadway. no delays right now. everything is clear coming off
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the eastshore freeway as you work your way towards the bay bridge. no delays across the span into san francisco. and traffic is clear as you head out of san francisco into oakland. here's a look at conditions along the nimitz freeway. northbound very light as you head towards downtown oakland. southbound these folks are heading towards hayward and looks good in the area, as well. just a heads up, 880 between alvarado niles and whipple the left lane closed for 10 minutes. no delays there. san mateo bridge looks good between hayward and foster city towards the peninsula this morning. things are clear between 880 and 101, only 13 minutes for your drive time. and we are seeing a few brake lights westbound 580 coming out of tracy heading right around mountain house and 205 where those delays typically originate and traffic is a little sluggish to the top of the pass but then no problems as you head towards the dublin interchange where traffic is clear all the way towards 680. that's a look at your morning drive. thank you, gianna. we told but this yesterday.
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that strange metal box on a sidewalk in san francisco. since no one knew what it was we sent a reporter to find out and it's part of a biowatch, a government security program. it collects air particles to see if we under a biological attack. most of all, it should not be unplugged. the biowatch program has a price tag of $5.8 billion over 10 areas. but more importantly, experts say it will keep us safe during game week. time is 4:52. a bay area salon just beyond these doors getting death threats. we'll tell you why they are changing their name coming up. >> and what is cool about your school? email your nominations to us at coolschools@kpix.com and we may come and feature your school on the show. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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organization is warning: the zika virus is... quote... taking a look at our live hi-def doppler radar, a little bit of light precipitation in and around the bay area at this particular time marching towards the antioch area but look what is upstream. still ready to slide into the bay area today. got to wonder how's that going to affect your weekend? we have the relighting of the bay lights and the macy's fireworks that go up at 9 p.m. you can expect dry skies albeit cloudy and bundle up with the temperature at 50 degrees. and chp still on the scene of an accident at the bay bridge eastbound. heavy duty box truck involved with reports of damage to the center divide. tow trucks headed out there so expect some slight delays approaching the scene. the world health organization is warning the zika virus is spreading. it could infect 4 million people in the americas by the
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end of the year. here in the u.s. there are 31 cases in 11 states. all the patients were infected by mosquitos abroad. it's an especially serious threat to pregnant women. in brazil they are spraying for mosquitos that carry the virus. it's linked to a spike of birth defects. on monday the who will convene an emergency meeting to plan a response. walgreens is cutting ties with a blood testing startup in the middle of a serious controversy. the drugstore chain announced yesterday it's stopping using theranos labs in newark. that came a day after the federal government said the lab's deficient practices put patients' health and safety in jeopardy. theranos said it has already addressed concerns raised by that government report. an oakland salon has a name that's not winning friends for what it calls obvious reasons. isis skin and body is changing its name. it was named after the ancient
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egyptian goddess not the terrorist group. but the salon manager tells us she has gotten death threats because of it. longest flight ever to take off from the united states will depart from san francisco. united airlines announced the first nonstop flight between sfo and singapore. it's a 16-hour marathon trip that will cover more than 8,000 miles but the boeing 787 will provide complementary food, drinks, also some entertainment to help travelers keep their cool while en route. the flight begins june 1. it is 4:57. pulling out all the stops for the super bowl. next a preview of what it will take to relight the bay bridge lights for good. >> reporter: and a high surf advisory on top of a state of emergency. we'll take a look at the crumbling state of the pacific coast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a live look at the bay bridge this morning. good morning. it's friday, january 29. tomorrow night we're going to have a big ceremony and the bay bridge lights will turn back on. >> big party. all kicks off tomorrow. we're looking forward to that. we are only nine days away from super bowl 50 and get ready for a lot of visitors i guess. and we got a little traffic and weather out of the gate here. we have gianna over here and roberta with nothing but rain today, huh? >> i think all eyes are on the bay area as we start to slide towards the final countdown heading into the super bowl. good morning, everybody. we have our hi-def doppler radar and it is rotating. a little bit of light precipitation for the morning commute. it's certainly making the roads slippery. and gianna will tell you more about that. but right now, look what's upstream. that's what's still poised and positioned to move into the bay

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