tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS December 8, 2016 4:30am-5:01am PST
can barely see the cars but they are making their way in. it's been raining all night in some parts of the bay. how much longer will it last? let's ask the experts. roberta? >> good morning, roqui. >> good morning. >> good morning. you know, that was dramatic when we took a look out towards the golden gate bridge because it looks like christmas lights. >> kind of. >> the rain coming through the lights, the bright lights looking out towards the golden gate bridge. our live hi-def doppler radar look at the green on the screen. when you see that, then now it is raining throughout the bay area. now, at this particular time, we are zooming in so you can take a look at just how long it's going to rain. it will rain through the morning commute. we'll have scattered showers throughout the day. it will rain through the evening commute. we are going to have rain showers this time tomorrow morning through the morning commute in fact, once it starts raining today, we are going to be in and out of the showers all the way through the weekend. we will have some periods of some sunshine over the weekend.
but look at this right here. friday evening, still a little hit-and-miss showers through santa cruz. saturday morning waking up to raindrops on the rooftops. so again, it's a very unsettled weather pattern that's going to last ... all the way on-again, off-again through the weekend. somebody said, gosh, it's not as cold this morning as it was 24 hours ago and that's the case because we have the blanket of clouds insulating the bay area. temperatures will be warm yesterday when we barely struggled to reach 55 degrees in some of our areas. we'll top off at 60 in some areas like redwood city, los altos, cupertino in the low 60s. low 60s also in campbell. willow glen, alum rock, alviso all near 62. it will be 60 with rain in fremont. these numbers yesterday were only in the 40s and low 50s, replaced today with high 50s and low 60s towards pleasant hill but the rain will be on- again, off-again throughout the day. pockets of heavy rain in
addition to gusty winds out of the southeast 20 to 30 miles per hour gusting at times, upper 50s in san rafael. far reaches of the north bay could see 2 inches of rain by friday pretty much at this time. 49 degrees in clearlake 52 in ukiah. the extended forecast calls for again in and out of the rain each day with a brand-new system working into sunday's forecast. cloud cover and chances of rain on monday through next wednesday. we are going to talk more about your local forecast but first here's roqui. >> thank you. it's 4:32. let's check your wet roads as you start your morning. the altamont pass coming off 205 you're moving at 25 miles per hour. and it doesn't get much better across the way there. usually frees up through livermore but we have a crash to report now westbound 580 before north livermore avenue. it's a big rig and car causing slowdowns here. the two right lanes are blocked that backup already to vasco road. to the san mateo bridge, from hayward to foster city, you can
barely see the bridge because of the rain. 880 to 101, 14 minutes. your wet roads will slow you down so drive accordingly. live look at the nimitz freeway looking good in both directions from 238 in san leandro to the maze about 16 minutes. and then let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge, 19 minutes. no delays through the tolls. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. now to the latest on the warehouse fire investigation in oakland. investigators revealed a shocking revelation about when the building was last inspected. as kpix 5's susie steimle reports, the mayor has announced a new fire safety task force. >> reporter: in a stunning admission we learned no one from the planning and building department has been inside to inspect the ghost ship warehouse in decades. >> our records didn't show that an inspector had been inside the building in the last 30 years. >> reporter: this comes despite the fact that inspectors were on the property in november looking into complaints about blight and illegal residential
structure. additionally, oklahoma police received dozens of calls. we know police were at the ghost ship twice. the video shows police checking things out in october. so why didn't anyone from the building department ever look inside and if they did, how could the obvious fire hazards and lack of inspections go unnoticed? >> but it would be another tragedy if we did not learn lessons and take this opportunity to make decisive and immediate steps to improve our system. >> reporter: mayor libby schaaf chalked it up to a need for improved communication within city departments and an overworked staff. the building department has 11 inspectors who answer 4,000 complaint a year. >> it's a busy challenging job. >> reporter: susie steimle, kpix 5. >> and the city of oakland declared a local state of emergency to try to get state and federal funds. city council members are expected to meet today to go over and approve the declaration. there were no fire alarms
inside the building. the fire began on the first floor sending smoke pouring up stairwells. by the time people on the second floor realized there was a fire, it was too late to escape. they were trapped. there were two stairwells, but neither led to an exit. 36 people were killed in the end. and last night, family and friends remembered a couple who died in the fire who they say were made for each other. cate caugiran was in san bruno for the gathering. >> hail mary, full of grace, the lord is with thee. >> they're young and gone. what are we supposed to do. >> reporter: a sea of candles glowed dark on this dark rainy night in san bruno for 20-year- old michela gregory and 22-year- old alex vega. >> he was my baby brother. i just -- [ pause ] >> means the world to me. >> heart-wrenching. i mean, obviously, how am i supposed to feel, you know? my brother and best is gone.
>> reporter: the family says the couple together for five years died in each other's arms the night of the oakland warehouse fire. >> they were perfect for each other. they always complemented each other. they were great together. we thought they would be together forever. she was a vega. >> the amount of support for michela and alex is overwhelming with hundreds of people coming to pay their respects taking up half a block of this small san bruno neighborhood. >> reporter: alex' brother dan called the couple inseparable. >> they would just be sitting there and playing videogames and michela would be on his lap skyping and i would walk in and be like, hi, michela. >> reporter: friends and family made a collage a testament to their mutual love. the photos a small glimpse into two bright young personalities. >> she wanted to become a vegan because she didn't like hurting animals, you know? it's just like -- >> so we had to learn how to cook on thanksgiving. we were, like, how do we cook
vegan? we looked up recipes so we could -- so she had something to eat. we didn't want her to feel left out. >> reporter: in san bruno, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> another couple killed that night hannah and her fiance alex, she was from finland and came to oakland to be with him. alex had been working as a documentty producer for kqed and his mother is heartbroken. >> i lost my only child. nothing can replace that. my granddaughters don't have a father. my husband doesn't have a son. [ pause ] >> my family doesn't have alex. >> he actually shot this video from inside the warehouse just minutes before the fire started. later this mornings the house of representatives will observe a moment of silence for the victims of the warehouse fire. some people in san jose are fed up. they say the alum rock neighborhood is full of crumbling roads and garbage. and now they want to know what
the city is going to do about it. kpix 5's betty yu reports. >> reporter: as more trash piles up on plumbing avenue a chronic hot spot for illegal dumping in east san jose, so have the complaints. >> one is the litter. i think that the litter issues probably are the biggest pain points. >> reporter: it's why pat desilva came to this yearly community meeting at the foothill presbyterian church to talk about solutions to a range of problems including poor street lighting, crumbling roads, speeding and mail theft. >> my solution, one of the solutions is getting our young folks from james lick from the schools to be more involved in their community to take pride in their community. i heard some solutions around, um, you know, citations and -- and things like that. that's all old school. >> reporter: and just who to seek out if you have a problem? it's a big challenge. >> these neighborhoods that surround this area some of them are county, some of them are
city. people get confused. even county and city folks get confused as to who is supposed to respond. >> is it beyond the sidewalk that becomes [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: president of the board of supervisors dave cortese invited representatives from city departments, the sheriff's office and caltrans to hear from residents. the county supervisor says that he is committed to responding to each resident's complaints in some way and hopes to give real concrete answers or at least an update within a week or so. in san jose, betty yu, kpix 5. new this morning, police are investigating a string of violent robberies in berkeley. the most recent happened on tuesday night. officials say that a couple was held at gunpoint near spruce and virginia. the other attack happened a few days earlier. one happened on virginia street and arch and the other on virginia and walnut. in all three cases the suspects got away with the victim's backpacks and phones.
there is no suspect description. investigators are trying to figure out how a man hopped a fence in sfo caught on camera running across the tarmac. kpix 5's keit do shows us the video. >> reporter: the man in the gray hopped the security fence. he bolts and officers spend the next minute or so trying to corral hillary clinton. at one point an officer opens the passenger door and almost hits hit. here it is against in slow motion. check this out. at one point the suv nearly hits the man but he dodges out of the way just in time. here's that scene again also in slow motion. sfo spokesman said it began a few minutes earlier at terminal one. >> a police response to an individual who appeared to be under the influence of a substance. >> reporter: witnesses say the man was sitting right on these benches with his beanie nearly pulled over his eyes acting erratically. stay with us agents called security and the man ran down the terminal jumping over the black line dividers like an
olympic hurdler. injuries tried to jump them too but tripped and fell. the man then ran outside through traffic and jumped from the upper level down to the lower level, a height of about 30 feet. and he kept on running. the man finally gave up and laid on the ground where officers arrested him. it is not clear how he got onto the tarmac but his hands were cut so he may have injured them while jumping a fence. >> every incident like this every access control event, as we call it, is a learning opportunity, as well. we're focused on continuous improvement so we want to learn what we can from this incident and that will be our focus moving forward. >> reporter: sfo has a lot of cameras and high-tech sensors all around the perimeter. they are very interested in exactly where and how this man was able to climb over that fence and get on the tarmac so that it does not happen again. at sfo, kiet do, kpix 5. we are told the suspect is ordered to get a psychological evaluation. 4:41. where do broken hearts go? we'll take you inside the new
complisurgcated ies ever packard in a short time we'll learn the details of one of the most complicated surgeries ever performed at lucille packard children's hospital but for now, we know it was a success. two conjoined twins are now beginning their lives apart. reporter jennifer mcgraw has their story. >> this is eva and this is erika. >> reporter: the tiny bundles preparing for the moment to be two, perhaps they were even born. the sandovals are 2 and shared much of their lower body. their mother says doctors gave her a diagnosis early on in her pregnancy that the twins might not make it. and then told she might not make it, either. but she says they all beat the odds and were ready to embark on separating eva and erika. the family started on their journey at lucille packard children's hospital at stanford. it took a team of 50 doctors,
nurses and operating staff 18 hours to complete the separation and it was a success. now each girl has a portion of their vital organs an each still has one leg. while the girls are recovering, a world of support surrounding them is exploding with heartfelt messages from the family and even complete strangers. her aunt posting to facebook, they made it! hashtag, survivors. >> we have seen one gall bladder, we haven't seen the other. >> reporter: they still have a journey ahead. at least for the next two weeks they will be monitored in intensive care. the doctor says the twins did very well and is very pleased saying, this is as good as we could have hoped for. wild winter weather is pounding the midwest. this is the first major arctic blast of the season. wind and ice caused this semi to lose control on a highway in north dakota last night.
the storm will stretch more than 2,000 miles across the country soon. and people are preparing for the worst. i'm not going to shovel it but it's a shovel. >> parts of all states will be below freezing. in california it's snowing in the sierra since yesterday afternoon. a winter weather advisory is in effect until this morning. this is blue canyon. forecasters say between six and ten inches of snow could fall to those living in higher elevations. >> all 50 states will see below freezing including hawaii because you have the mountains up there. >> mauna loa saw over a foot of snow about this time last week, as well. so yeah, that elevation is above 11,000 feet so it does certainly get below freezing
there. we have below freezing temperatures yesterday down to 20 and 29 degrees. and it's not as cold this morning due to the cloud cover acting like a blanket over the bay area. but as we are mentioning, the high sierra, we do have that winter weather advisory in effect. we're talking about that. look at these raindrops on our camera lens right now. it appears as though it's raining around the golden gate bridge. we'll verify that with our live hi-def doppler radar. temperatures are in the 40s to 50 in san jose. winter weather advisory in effect, i thought i would go ahead and highlight this since we are already talking about the snow in the high sierra. two to five inches, that's at lake level. about 6200 feet. but when you're above 7,000 feet, that's when we start to talk about ten full inches, nearly a foot of snow, in throughout the greater lake tahoe area. it's live. it's hi-def doppler radar. we are in search of precipitation and we've got it. pretty light to moderate rainfall right now around the north bay, primarily around richmond area, as well.
we have heavy rainfall in the area. 580 leading into the 80 corridor light to moderate rainfall. it's going to be consistent throughout the day. one area may see some heavier rainfall than the other and then a break in the activity. in martinez the rain has pushed out. you are seeing some moderate to heavy rainfall. it's lifting north ejecting east. snow in the high sierra today. this is a very wet weather pattern. yesterday was basically that transition from the cold weather pattern to now our wet weather pattern. rain on again and off again through the weekend. here's our futurecast. by the evening commute we'll still be wet. overnight spotty scattered showers. friday morning scattered showers. during the day we see a little break in the activity, some rainbow weather, as well. and then some hit-and-miss
showers. this here saturday is a secondary system working its way into the bay area producing copious amounts of rainfall as well from the north bay to the south bay and then a break saturday night into sunday. when we actually all this up, these are the totals we are anticipating. by tomorrow morning at this time nearly .3" san rafael. over .5" santa clara valley and pleasanton. nearly an inch in the santa cruz mountains. then when you couple up the secondary system on saturday, we're talking over an inch of rain in the eastern portion of our bay area. sunrise 7:12. today high 50s at mineta international airport minute which is the official reporting station. i'm going more with about 62 degrees in the rose garden district also in willow glen. 60 concord. 62 degrees in mountain view. so once it starts -- i shouldn't say once it starts range. it's raining right now. we'll be in and out of the rain through sunday. daily chances of rain next
week. roqui? >> roberta, thank you. it's 4:49. of course that rain is coming down and it's affecting your morning commute. let's start with the altamont pass. we have a crash to tell you about in livermore. but first, look here, you're moving at 24 miles per hour out of tracy and then once you hit into livermore you have some slowdowns because of this big rig versus car on westbound 580 before north livermore avenue and that backup to greenville roadblocking the two right lanes. san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city a slow 15 minutes because of the wet roads. so between 880 and 101 it will take you 14, 15 minutes. moving now to the san mateo southbound 101 before poplar avenue a solo car crash blocking the two left lanes. keep in mind spinouts because of wet roads. traffic break on the northbound
side because of an accident, as well. oakland northbound 880 before 7th street a solo car crash blocking a lane not causing delays so that's the good part of this report here. carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze will take 19 minutes and then no delay through the toll plaza. those metering lights should turn on around 5:30 this morning. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. where do broken hearts go? one option the new museum of broken relationships [chuckling] in hollywood. >> i know. silly. but it's real. you won't find expensive paintings or sculptures in this museum. danielle nottingham takes us inside. >> reporter: ordinary items take on a new meaning in this one of a kind museum. >> no matter race, creed, socio- economic status, geography, no one is spared the pain of a broken relationship. >> reporter: from stolen street signs, lingerie, and even silicone breast implants. >> this is one that you
couldn't have predicted belly button lint. >> reporter: the museum of broken relationships has heartache in all its forms on display. from half empty cologne bottles and melted cell phones. >> i love this one. [ laughter ] >> reporter: to the bottle of wine two lovers never shared because each never left their significant other. >> when you're alone and you feel no one felt the depths of misery as i am right now it's not true. >> reporter: this is a binder from a caretaker who got dumped after nursing her boyfriend back to health. and this woman apparently broke up with textit. the museum isn't as sad as they thought. >> something so strange as a salad bowl spinner. you know? or something as touching as a wedding dress. that's very powerful. >> reporter: there's even a confessional where visitors can pour out their hearts on paper or just keep it simple. >> nine years wasted. >> reporter: whether you're letting go of love, hate or an obsession, this museum proves breaking up is hard to do.
danielle nottingham, cbs news, los angeles. >> all right. i'm still trying to get past the belly button lint. >> yeah. >> what does that have to do with breaking up? >> and also the license plate? that was kind of bizarre. breaking up with texas? >> a lot of weird things there. >> all right. anyone can donate to the museum. so -- >> that's right. the museum also opened in l.a. this year. but there's also a traveling exhibit that crosses the globe. >> it's interesting. >> your chance to see it. >> okay. [ laughter ] 4:53. the thing that makes your car the safest on the road isn't airbags or seatbelts. it's actually your car's headlights. we'll explain next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
the insurance institute for highway safety is out with the list of the safest cars. researchers say that 38 vehicles got the top honor of safety pick plus. toyota and lexus had the latest -- most modest followed by honda and its acura division. the agency says one new requirement they looked into this year was headlights. >> we have raised the bar for auto manufacturers. you have to have headlamps that do a good or acceptable job of lighting the road at night. >> the iihs hopes that improved headlights will be a safety standard for automakers. there's a new warning this morning about a viral facebook post. it's targeting wine drinkers. it's basically a wine bottle exchange but it's actually illegal. you get tagged in a facebook post and you're supposed to send that person a bottle of wine. then copy and paste the post on your timeline and have people send you a bottle of wine. >> the people participating in these things they don't have
any malicious intent or anything like that. but it's not really even about that it's just that it's simply, you know, illegal. >> officials with the better business bureau say it's important not to give out your address to strangers on facebook. do a gift exchange in person. still have some holiday shopping to check off your police? we have some advice on how to beat the crowds. according to data provided by foursquare, monday, thursday and friday generally the least busy. for outlet malls tuesdays are the best. and for big box stores try friday mornings. they say that the quietest time to grocery shop is friday night. the data is based off the time of shoppers geographical check- ins. it is 4:57. president-elect donald trump sparse with the union boss from indiana. what he said on twitter next. rain sounds >> rain falling this morning on the site of the ghost ship fire. as the investigation into the
falling throughout the evening and overnight all ac you can hear it a little bit. rain falling throughout the evening and overnight all across the bay area. good morning, it is thursday, december 8. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. let's take a live look outside and we are looking at this -- is this the bay bridge? yes. >> it's hard to tell out there. but there you go. you can barely see the lights. >> and because you can barely see the bay bridge, this thing about pilots coming into sfo, that's why we will have delays at sfo on some arriving flights. visibility has been hampered by the low clouds, also the cloudy conditions from this area of low pressure pushing in. and the rain. >> and the rain. >> and the rain. >> you will be busy today.