tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS August 11, 2016 4:30am-5:01am PDT
wiperses coming into work. >> in august? how dare they! welcome to the bay area. i'm anne makovec. kenny and michelle have the morning off. brian hackney here with us. >> but look who who here. we have roberta and roqui and we are all set to go with a check of traffic and weather. we'll begin with roberta. >> how bad was the drizzle as you headed in? >> not bad. was it should i turn it on or not? >> oh, decisions, decisions. >> inland areas i started to hit the bank of low clouds and fog at the dublin grade which means the marine layer is extensive. 40 to 45 miles inlan continuing to spread. 60s seashore. 70s peninsula. 80s across the santa clara valley and topping off in the 90s inland. we have a change in the weekend forecast. and i have those details coming up but right now let's say good morning to rocky. >> good morning, ro, good morning, everybody. let's head to san francisco. east bay from san francisco,
southbound 101 to eastbound 80 connector ramp closed due to a two-car crash there. it is now open. bay bridge, toll plaza looking clear carquinez bridge to the maze westbound 15 minutes. and your altamont pass, probably slowing up a little bit. more than 2 dozen people are in jail this morning accused of shooting at drivers on several freeways. it is one of the biggest gang busts ever in contra costa county. kpix 5's emily turner reports on how police tracked them down. >> reporter: these are the faces of the norteno street gang, prosecutors say, and they are behind at least two or more of the recent highway shootings in the bay area. >> consisted of about 250 officers maybe close to 300. there was 19 locations hit simultaneously. and then we rolled back and hit two more. we also did numerous prison cells and jail cells throughout the state. >> reporter: 24 people were
rounded up in operation omega red. it took one day and 12 agencies but almost a year to prepare. the charges include murder, assault, weapons trafficking, drug sales and prostitution. >> these are bad guys. they are doing bad things. that membership that activity gets its joy, gets its profits from preying on our community. >> reporter: the searchers also turned up 18 guns, two cars, boat, $15,000, large quantities of drugs and marijuana plants. as a result, law enforcement says they have already seen a dip in crime in contra costa county. >> there's a huge operation. we think we have made a difference. we hope to continue to make a difference. >> reporter: this isn't the end of the task force responsible for all these arrests. they are going to continue fighting crime in contra costa county. what the specifics are of that we won't know. they don't want to let the bad guys know they're after them. in martinez, emily turner, kpix 5. >> officers say the norteno gang has about 75 members in contra costa county many of them living in antioch, bay
point, concord and pittsburg. a murder investigation is under way after a body was found inside a san francisco shopping mall. the police department got a call yesterday morning that a man's body was in the stairwell of the westfield mall. it doesn't have locks or handles on the outside. employees say it really isn't accessible to the public and you need a keycard to open it. >> there's a lot of eyeballs everywhere. so it would be unusual for anything else to go on that is out of place. >> police aren't sure how long the body was there. an autopsy will be done to determine how the man died. >> in the east bay a 69-year- old man is charged with torturing and murdering his wife. linda marie was found dead sunday afternoon in the home that she shared with her husband in blackhawk. the next morning police came to the gated community to arrest the husband, john. officials believe she died from blunt-force trauma after being hit more than 20 times in the
head. john once a soft bar star could face the death penalty if convicted. he is being held on $2 million bail. today in santa clara a picket involving hundreds of superior court workers may end. the court and union are finally sitting down with a mediator. workers were out in full force yesterday pushing for a boost in their pay. they haven't seen one in eight years. many had to take up a second job to make ends meet according to the union. the court meanwhile says critical services like search warrant and hearings are in limbo. still, the union president is pleased the court finally expressed a willingness this week to at least consider the raise request. >> i'm just glad that the court has decided to reach out and say that they are willing to offer something in the second year. all our members are really happy to hear that. >> the picketing lasted for six workdays but the workers won't stop the strike until an
agreement is reached. once they do go back to work, they will have to catch up on the backlog of work. it's a mess. >> bet it's backing up big time with all those court cases. good morning. how are you today? >> i hit fog coming in through marin, golden gate bridge, lots of fog. >> the time of year? >> did you get some? >> i had some coming in it morning, saw some stars heading out of pleasanton. once i hit the dublin grade it was like hitting a wall. we are deep in fog and low clouds and certainly that will cause delays on some arriving flights at sfo. right now, along the peninsula, under a gray slate. good morning, santa rosa. you are at 51 degrees. it's mild in redwood city at 60. later today, what you got yesterday is what you're going to see again today. 60s beaches, 60s common around the rim of the bay. mid- to high 70s around the peninsula. that's spot on for this time of the year.
san jose's average high for this date is 82. that's what we are forecasting. 70s and 80s north of the golden gate bridge into the high 80s and low 90s east. we have a "spare the air" day in effect. we'll talk more about that coming up. now let's take a look at the altamont pass. not too bad yet. we have -- [ pause ] -- westbound -- westbound to 680 will take you about 15 minutes but you do see some yellow coming out of the tracy areas. cars about 40 miles per hour. and then if you taking altamont pass to the dublin interchange, here's a look at that. altamont pass to 680 will take you again about 15 minutes. and then let's take a look at urbay bay. we have some cash lanes backed up but otherwise not too bad carquinez bridge to the maze about 20. and then your mass transit is a "spare the air" day as roberta said so "spare the air." no delays. back to you. >> thank you. a victim of last year's berkeley balcony collapse is reliving the worst night of her life in hopes of preventing the
accident from happening again. she spoke yesterday in sacramento to urge the passage of a bill from bay area lawmakers requiring more transparency on building standards. she was celebrating her 21st birthday last june when the balcony collapsed killing 6 irish students. she says her birthday will be forever a day to grieve the loss of her best friends. >> i could never have imagined how it would have ended. all our lives have been irrevocably changed. life will never be the same for us again. >> investigators say poor waterproofing led to the collapse. it was later discovered the contractor had paid out $26 million in defect settlements in the past three years. new information on a wildfire burning in the central part of the state. it has destroyed at least one home. it's called the mineral fire burning nearly 5,000 acres in the foothills of coalinga.
more than 1,000 firefighters are working to get this under control. they are also using helicopters and planes to try to put out the flames. nearly a dozen homes have been evacuated. >> they evacuated me at 1:30 a.m. and then they let me back to go to the house and then at 2:00 in the afternoon they -- the sheriffs pulled up and said you got to roll so i said i'm out of here. so now i'm just wondering if i still got a house. >> as of last night, the fire was 10% contain. in maryland over 2 dozen people had injuries when an apartment complex burst into flames. the fire started about midnight last night in silver spring. of course, a suburb of washington, d.c. crews say it quickly spread from one building to two others. at least two firefighters were injured, wounds not life- threatening. 20 residents also were hurt. the fire sunday control. hillary clinton is on the campaign trail speaking in michigan and plans to discuss
how she will improve the economy. meanwhile, she has been firing back at donald trump for his recent comments about the second amendment. >> words matters, my friends. [ applause and cheers ] >> and if you are running to be president or you are president of the united states, words can have tremendous consequences. >> that's the first time she has responded since trump made his
controversial remarks at a rally in north carolina. >> hillary wants to essentially abolish the second amendment. boo! >> if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. >> boo! > although the second amendment people, maybe there is, i don't know. >> trump later said he was talking about political power and was not advocating violence. in new york city, one man went above and beyond quite literally to get trump's attention. he climbed the side of trump tower using only suction cups
and a harness. the stunt went on for hours. police caught him on the 21st floor. elizabeth cook shows us the window of opportunity reporter: this is how the game of cat and mouse finally ended. new york city police finally grabbing and pulling the guy into the building. >> took hold of his hands and i said, sir, you need to come with me. >> reporter: the standoff lasted almost 3 hours with police breaking windows removing glass and ventilation to try to reach him. >> he is running away from the police so when they come, he goes around the other side and then goes around the other side. >> reporter: a huge crowd gathered as the man wearing a backpack scaled the 58-story tower using suction cups. >> it's quite impressive. what time is it now? he has been doing this for hours. >> reporter: republican nominee donald trump lives in trump tower. it's also the headquarters of his presidential campaign. but he wasn't home at the time. he is out on the campaign trail. >> the reason i climbed your tower was to get your attention. >> reporter: police say the man posted this video on youtube. in it he asked for a personal
meeting with the republican nominee. elizabeth cook, kpix 5. >> police say that climber is a 19-year-old from virginia. charges are pending as he gets a psychological evaluation. trump later posted on twitter, great job by the nypd in protecting the people and saving the climber. time is 4:41. laptop computers are common but this is unusual. how apple became the victim of a theft. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
happened at san jose's reid-hillview airport. a flight instructor and student walked away from a small plane crash. it happened at san jose's reid- hillview airport. the plane ended up on tully road as you can see there yesterday after rolling off the runway and crashing through a fence. no cars were hit. but tully road was partially closed for a couple of hours. a medical emergency sparked a scene at the san leandro walmart. a driver had a health problem
at the wheel. in reverse he hit several cars sending four people to the hospital with minor injuries some starbucks workers in san jose served up justice when a burglary suspect tried to hide from deputies in the coffee shop. santa clara county sheriff's investigators say they were chasing three men who broke into an apple office in cupertino and stole some laptops. when the suspects' car broke down two fled to a nearby neighborhood the other ran into a starbucks. the suspect tried to hide in the bathroom. a worker says he couldn't get in quickly enough because he didn't have the bathroom code. >> not even a few minutes after half dozen cops and a k-9 unit tackled him. where's your gun, where did you throw it. you don't expect that at 5 a.m. > i'd say not. deputies searched for the other two men in the area but didn't find them. one of the bay area's biggest names in baseball
spends the night in a pittsburg hotel and at 4:30 a.m. gets a visit from cops. >> telling him his custom bats have been stolen. we have heard it all from jose canseco in person before his minor league game in vallejo yesterday. officers say two men had broken into his car but they were quickly caught. the bats are made specially for canseco and he says they can make up to $1,500 each during charity events but also told you the burglary came as no surprise. >> when i'm doing appearances and autographs, can you sign this? i look and go, that bat was stolen a year ago. so it happens all the time. >> canseco admitted he is a bit flattered that despite his age, thieves still think that a bat with his name is worth stealing. he tweeted a picture of cops with signed bats. roberta, you know all those guys on the baseball teams.
jose seems like a nice guy. >> i met him during my ksby days an arranged date. >> you went out with jose? >> it was a lunch thing, yeah. i was -- yeah. >> guess it didn't go very well. >> 1984 he just got called up by the a's. [ simultaneous speakers it was just lunch. ! just lunch. we talked baseball. >> we need to hear more. >> he was very shy back then. [ laughter ] out the door, this is our live weather camera looking towards the transamerica pyramid. funny, i know go ahead and laugh some more. [ laughter ] >> he went on to marry esther, all right? miss florida, right? okay. taking a look at transamerica pyramid, it stands 853 feet tall looking out to the tip-top of it which leads me to believe the ceiling is down to 800 feet. with the low clouds and fog, temperatures are in the 50s to a very mild 60 in redwood city.
today it is a "spare the air" day. most adversely affected will be the eastern portion of our bay area. santa clara valley some hazy sunshine, as well. we are the recipient of the smoke particles that are being blown up from the monterey county area, the soberanes fire. the winds are slight in the san jose area compared to yesterday when we were picking up 17 and 25-mile-per-hour winds, 5 in san ramon, winds are light now. we'll get smoke settling in over the bay area. we need a good breeze to kick it out. satellite and radar, marine layer expansive into the central valley. going to take a while to see a burnoff today. i wouldn't bank on any sunshine at the immediate seashore. we'll see some clearing around the bay. here's your satellite and radar. this is the area of low pressure that's been planted over the pacific northwest in the past week. it's finally beginning to eject east. as it does so we'll see high pressure build in but right now it's keeping us with a more
westerly flow along the seashore and socked in. double barrels of high pressure according to our futurecast by saturday so over the weekend saturday will be the hottest day of the weekend coming up. smoky in monterey. the air quality definitely taking a big hit. mid-90s throughout the sacramento valley today. in sacramento, stockton, davis, merced, to manteca. 75 in the high sierra today. perfect temperatures for this summer day. 60s beaches, 7:0around the rim of the bay. 80s, 90s away from the bay. here's the extended forecast. game time temperature for the a's this afternoon 68.
let's check the san mateo bridge. it's looking very clear to. 880 to 101 westbound will take 12 minutes. bay bridge toll plaza cash lane backup a little bit. to the nimitz freeway 238 to 80 the maze northbound will take about 16 minutes looking clear, as well. like ro said it is baseball day baltimore orioles versus the oakland a's first pitch at 12:35 p.m. this afternoon and mass transit "spare the air" so no delays. san francisco paramedic accused of setting off an explosive outside a neighbor's home in the excelsior district won't go to jail for now. a judge ordered 32-year-old james novello to enter a 60-day drug and rehab treatment. he pled not guilty to all charges yesterday. he was released on bail after missing an earlier court
appearance. he faces 28 felonies in connection with an explosion last week outside the home. officials say it may have been related to a parking dispute between neighbors. he initially posted bail but was re-arrested after investigators found bomb-making materials at his home. a family in san leandro is asking for your help to find their missing daughter. 15-year-old deanna benedetto was last seen saturday night. her mother thinks she might have left with somebody she knows. she has no cell phone, hasn't been on social media. she was seen a gray jacket, gray pants. call police if you have seen her. 10 minutes before 5:00 on this thursday morning. a throw back to the days when the 49ers were playing in san francisco. don't mean candlestick. memories from the team's first stadium coming up.
take a look at the temperatures you can anticipate for this day. temperatures in the 50s and 60s at the beaches. no sunshine in half moon bay but ample sunshine around the peninsula into the 70s. santa clara valley 83 degrees in san jose. east of the bay warm from 87 in pleasant hill to 89 brentwood, low 90s towards discovery bay. winds will be fluctuating during the afternoon about 5 to 15 in the san rafael area at 78 degrees. take your pick, 60s stinson beachstin, 80s napa valley, upstream to 95 degrees, good morning to you, in clearlake. here's a look at your traffic not much going on now. the carquinez bridge to the maze westbound will take but 20 minutes. your toll plaza looking clear but there are some backups in
the cash lanes. so if you are heading to san francisco, no problems. west nile worries are spreading around contra costa county. five dead birds tested positive for the virus in various areas. while county officials don't plan to fog for mosquitoes people should take precautions against mosquito bites. it was throw back day for the 49ers and fans. they held an open practice yesterday at the old kezar stadium in san francisco to kick off the teen's 70th anniversary season. -- team's 70th anniversary season. they played there until 1971. wilson walker went there to get some stories from the past. >> on the second play of the game, the 49ers showed just how rough an afternoon it's going to be. >> this is the birthplace right here. they come back to where they were born. >> you had to poke around a little bit but they were here
tucked in a decidedly younger crowd with memories of a decidedly different time. >> see where the scoreboard is? >> i came with my father, i was little so the stadium looked really big. >> tickets were cheap. >> reporter: these are people to speak about the heroes y.a. tittle. >> he was the best quarterback ever 49ers had until joe montana. >> reporter: mostly they like to talk about how different things were back then. >> people brought cases of liquor into the stadium and they drank it all. >> i remember concrete sitting on concrete. >> they would rent pillows out. if you collected them they gave you a free pass for the next day. >> reporter: so you worked yourself back into the stadium. >> he got robbed. [ laughter ] >> they did good. but i got robbed for my coke money. [ laughter ] >> reporter: you want to see
some really awesome pictures of kezar, come down to parkview liquors and look at the pictures above the beer selection, right? check out the folks shoulder to shoulder on their rooftops opposite frederick street watching the 49ers from their own homes. >> people would be up there with their lounge chairs watching the game. >> reporter: from kezar, it's hard to overstate just how far away levi's stadium feels. and there are fans here who will never get over that. >> they left san francisco the place that gave them birth. they had no loyalty to anybody. they are chasing the buck. >> reporter: the old memories of kezar will never fade because those memories are simply larger than football. >> absolutely. one of the reasons i came is, like, dad's watching and i'm doing it for him. kenneth rich, i'm doing it for you. >> reporter: at kezar stadium, wilson walker, kpix 5. >> the 49ers taking on the houston texans in a preseason game this weekend at leave in
santa clara. you can watch that game sunday at 4 p.m. right here on kpix 5. well, say good-bye to the last significant piece of the old bay bridge at least that part that spans from yerba buena island over to oakland. yesterday caltrans began dismantling it. crews say that unlike the other trusses at the bottom of this one are two communication huts and in order not to damage them the steel frame has to be cut into thirds once the truss is lowered. it is 4:57. people really going the distance hoping to get their presidential candidate elected. some actually moving to different states for the cause. >> could a week-long strike finally be over? the big day ahead for hundreds of santa clara court workers. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
good morning everybody it's 5 a.m.,thursday, august 11. thanks for joining us. i'm anne makovec. >> kenny and michelle are off this morning. we are starting out with fog and clouds around the bay area. no big deal. roberta has the forecast. >> it's socked in this morning. we have thick overcast at the coast even some areas of drizzle. using your windshield wiperses from the commute from pacific -- windshield wipers from the commute from pacifica into the city by the bay, the city of san francisco. low clouds and fog drifting inland at least all the way into the central valley. right now temperatures 50 to 60 degrees. the air quality today will be pretty unhealthy east of the bay. need a good wind to blow out the pollution not going to happen today. with the winds fluctuating pretty much out of the south and southwest 10 to 15. now, today we'll have a temperature span in the upper 50s at the