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little tidbit? [ laughter ] >> roughly 270,000. a lot of traffic. good morning, it's friday, december 9. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. you deal with facts! all right. a bit of a break now. if you were out last night it was a washout. it might not be raining now but this is just one in a series of storms. okay. did y'all avoid the rain? i know i didn't. yeah. i couldn't avoid the fog or the rain on the way into work. >> i didn't avoid the rain. >> or the construction on the bay bridge, which by the way, mr. wikipedia. >> the department of transportation! >> a former mayor says part of the span of the bay bridge is named after him. >> give us some facts. >> i know this one. >> the honorable willie brown! . good morning, we have a little bit of light rain around the bay area right now and a whole lot of low-level moisture which means you will need to use your windshield wipers and the fog is developing. about a mile and a half visibility in the concord, clayton and walnut creek area. three miles in half moon bay.
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just over a mile in the petaluma area. 2-mile visibility in santa rosa. visibility will cause delays on some arriving flights at sfo. those were not even high temperatures a couple of days ago. look how mild it is. with the warmer mass spilling in, we have the development of the fog. heavy rain tonight. we'll track the incoming storm. first here's roqui. thank you, roberta. let's check the golden gate bridge from marin into san francisco, 14 minutes between 580 and the toll plaza. bay bridge toll plaza from the carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze will take you 19 minutes. then expect no delay through the tolls. those metering lights will turn on around 5:30. also, keep in mind there is some roadwork on the bay bridge so three left lanes are closed westbound and one in the eastbound. that should be cleared up at 5
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a.m. san mateo bridge hayward to foster city a quick ride. roads are wet. drivers in san francisco will want to avoid fourth and howard. right now crews are working to clean up a water main break near the moscone center. unknown what caused the break or how long it will get cleaned up. we'll check if muni riders will be impacted. we'll have a live report in the next half-hour. now to the oakland warehouse fire this morning. a shocking revelation about the building that turned into a fire trap and killed 36 people. christin ayers reports building inspectors hadn't been inside in 30 years. >> reporter: when the ghost ship warehouse burned down, killing 36 party-goers, it's possible the city of oakland had never once inspected it for fire hazards. state law mandates yearly fire inspections of commercial buildings but so far, the city cannot find any record of any
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fire inspection ever. kpix 5 insider phil matier found out the fire prevention bureau is woefully understaffed. >> the pay records we found showed nine fire inspectors working the streets of oakland. you have to consider there are 12,000 commercial buildings that need to be inspected every year under the state mandate. so that's quite a load. >> reporter: a 2014 alameda county grand jury report found that 4,000 commercial occupancies go uninspected due to competing oakland fire department priorities. when asked whether fire inspectors had ever entered the ghost ship warehouse, mayor libby schaaf said this. >> i do not know the answer to that question and i don't need to know the answer to that question to tell you that we can improve our fire inspection and prevention process. >> reporter: her staff admitted they are still searching for any evidence that the building was ever inspected. >> the question arises, if after five days you still haven't found 'em, either you're having a problem with your records or they're not there. >> the atf has confirmed that
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there were no sprinklers or fire alarms in the building. the fallout following the deadly fire is now expanding to neighboring communities. the alameda county fire marshal says her office can't keep up with all the calls for safety checks. >> we are responding to systems and in time, hopefully, the volume will die down. and if it doesn't, we will continue and we constantly look at the need for additional resources. >> right now, alameda county fire is in reaction mode with 14 people responding to dozens of extra complaints. but officials say the big challenge is staff recruitment. we have learned that oakland isn't the only bay area city where warehouses like the ghost ship are serving as makeshift homes. kpix 5's susie steimle shows us the crackdown that's under way in san francisco. >> reporter: in the wake of the ghost ship warehouse fire, what many artists feared is coming to fruition. we learned san francisco is investigating 11 warehouses
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that are allegedly being converted into illegal living spaces. one on their radar is the 1660 jerrold avenue in the bayview. a punk rock musician and artist group known as cycle side lists this space as its permanent address. but according to the city, this place has not been inspected since 1986. there's no plumbing and neighbors started complaining about people living here illegally back in april. >> there's folks in there. >> they are oakland people. >> reporter: chris coste still low has worked across the street from the warehouse for 30 years. he says there are people living inside. >> i don't know how many are in there. you see them every now and then. and they are respectful and nice. >> reporter: another neighbor who didn't want us to show her face says she went inside for an art open house and saw a space similar to ghost ship. >> a lot of stuff in it. a lot of -- we talk about, um, have a lot of clutters, like, what happen in, um, in oakland.
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>> reporter: san francisco's department of building inspection received five new complaints this week about warehouses being illegally converted into living spaces. there are 11 that they will be investigating in the next couple of days including this one on 3rd street. some complaints specifically mention fire hazards, others underground nightclubs. building inspectors say they sympathize with people who have nowhere to go, but they can't risk a repeat of the oakland tragedy. in san francisco, susie steimle, kpix 5. we'll have continuing coverage. warehouse fire on air and online at 4:36 right now. let get another check on weather on this foggy wet morning. >> that's really well said. very well said. >> i learned from you. >> oh, thanks. somebody's listening. thank you very much, i appreciate that this morning for your morning commute areas of dense fog especially out towards the delta and into our inland areas around concord and we also have some low-level
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moisture in which you will need to use your windshield wipers. in addition to that, hi-def doppler radar it's live data showing we are picking up a little bit of activity in the form of some moderate rain cells, very, very light to moderate in nature from concord, clayton and walnut creek going toward antioch, bethel island, brentwood and discovery bay area. meanwhile, we have had a lot of warmer air usher in with the passage of this front. and remember, we started the week off on a chilly note so we have fog. half moon bay three-mile visibility. 2.5 in hayward. hazy in concord, petaluma under two miles visibility and we have visibility deteriorating now in the santa rosa area with two miles. when we have visibility issues we have delays at sfo on some arriving flights. temperatures into the 50s. 57 degrees at this very early hour in san francisco. 24 hours ago we were at 45 degrees. so obviously, the warm front has passed through. it is 58 degrees in san jose. later today our temperatures
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high 50s and low 60s so not much more movement in the numbers but we'll have 60s from campbell, cupertino back through saratoga and los gatos. pleasanton at 60. same in livermore. remember livermore, you couldn't each reach 60 for several days. north bay numbers into the 50s, as well. we have a more potent storm, it's heading this way. we'll track it together coming up. but first, let's send it over to roqui. thank you, roberta. time now 4:38. altamont pass traffic usually slow in the mornings and now it is slow today, as well. coming off 205 at just 42 miles per hour, driving into north flynn road at 40 miles per hour so not much change. westbound 580 between north tracy boulevard and the altamont pass, that commute will take you 19 minutes. then it will free up through livermore on to the dublin interchange. nimitz freeway looking good in both directions. from 238 in san leandro to the maze, that's a quick 16 minutes. but look at those wet roads!
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cars are definitely driving slower than usual out the door. san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city, that's a quick 13 minutes as well between 880 and 101. and let's take a look now at the bay bridge toll plaza. we do have some roadwork to tell you about. the three left lanes are closed on the westbound side and one right lane is closed on the eastbound side. both should be picked up by 5 a.m. michelle? >> all right, roqui. thank you. many are shaken up after a powerful earthquake hit off the coast of humboldt county. the magnitude 6.5 quake hit around 7:00 yesterday morning about 100 miles west of ferndale. it hit in a seismically active area where several smaller tremors were recorded in just the last few weeks. the quake was felt as far north as southern oregon as well as in sacramento and here in the bay area. it didn't cause any major damage but the quake did open large cracks in the pavement of one apartment complex. a seismologist says the quake will give scientists a lot to study because of where it hit,
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a region where three tectonic plates converge and the san andreas fault ends. >> the area is all under water. it's very difficult for scientists to really look at it firsthand and so much of the information that's known about this area geophysically speak something from seismic records. since there was a large earthquake, there should be a lot of good data. >> the earthquake didn't trigger a tsunami because it was a strike slip, or side-to- side motion quake. after seeing a spike in mushroom poisonings, watch what you pick in the wild. some type of poisonous mushrooms look edible and only people with extensive training should gather them. they say anyone who eats a wild mushroom and quickly experiences abdominal pain or vomiting should head to the hospital. officials warn that wild mushrooms can cause liver damage and even death. san jose city leaders are growing tired of all the trash lining local highways. kpix 5's betty yu shows us why
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one councilman is now calling out the state instead of the litterbugs. >> reporter: san jose highways are literally getting really trashy and city leaders are fed up. >> we have five freeways that go through the city. the entire length of all these freeways, every entrance and exit is covered with litter. and we're not seeing any resolution from the state of california. >> reporter: it's why council member oliverio is taking a drastic step to hold caltrans responsible. >> i would propose that we declare the properties as a nuisance and fine them because if they can't keep up their minimum commitment of cleaning them, then they should pay a fine. why should san jose residents suffer? >> reporter: he has already written a memo to discuss whether the city can fine or bill a state agency for not maintaining or cleaning property. caltrans has says it does what it can to clean up but garbage pops up as soon as it's picked up. the san jose mayor has also pushed the agency to make clean-
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up of 10 freeway hot spots a priority. the memo goes before the city council for discussion at its meeting tuesday. the city attorney will look into potential legal options the city of san jose can take. in san jose, betty yu, kpix 5. ♪[ music ] time now 4:42. a new conflict of interest for president-elect donald trump as he decides to stay on as executive producer of his reality show. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,p&-ppresident-eleb
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a new conflict of interest for president-elect donald trump. we're learning he will still be part of his reality show, even after taking the oath of office. as rachel kim explains, some say the move could raise ethics concerns. >> reporter: it's a move that's raising eyebrows and concerns. president-elect donald trump will remain an executive producer on the reality show that made him a household name while he serves as the nation's commander-in-chief. >> i can't think of a situation where a sitting president has
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continued to have a, um, a, a, credit, on an ongoing tv series. >> reporter: ted johnson senior editor of "variety" said mgm confirmed to him that he will keep his executive producer credit on celebrity apprentice returning on january 2. >> we don't know how much he will be getting paid per episode. i think there's estimates in the low 6 figures at least. and the money will come as i understand it from mgm, not from nbc. >> reporter: many say this is an unusual move since nbc cut ties with trump not long after his campaign started when he made comments about criminal mexican immigrants. then there were crude comments that surfaced from "access hollywood" tapes. a political science professor at loyola marymount university says there's a conflict of interest. >> there's a conflict in terms of a news organization like nbc
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having to deal with him. he will say that they are not dealing with him directly, that they are dealing with the production company mgm that he doesn't have complete control over that. nbc knows who will be making money, the president knows what company is going to be paying him. again, a major conflict, not necessary, why he is doing this, it just -- it -- it's hard to imagine. >> reporter: he believes this could be a slippery slope when it comes to other interests trump has. he says our president-elect should remember that the people's business comes first. >> inappropriate. every past president has given up all of other activities. every moment, every day, is so important to able to pay attention to every detail as president. it doesn't leave room for that type of activity. >> reporter: rachel kim, kpix 5. >> there are no laws to prevent president-elect donald trump to run the country and his. the president-elect is planning
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a major news conference in new york city next week to discuss his separation from his businesses. the town of salem new hampshire is hoping a thief will have a change of heart after the baby jesus statue was stolen from the town's nativity scene missing since monday night. it was stolen last year and found miles away in the road. many hope the statue will be returned safely. >> hope that we find him and or someone will do a good deed and some good will come out of it and restore him back. >> it's only been recently since anyone disturbed the display. elves are dance, and kids are playing in snow. the "holiday light" show
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features two santas, cocoa, candy canes and 50,000 lines. in sherman oaks the kids say the fake snow is their favorite. they get to play in the snow in southern california. got to love that. [ overlapping speakers ] >> tonight i'll be in del mar at the racetrack there they have at least 30 different displays. so you drive your car slowly around the racetrack and you actually drive through some of the displays. >> but i want to know what his electricity bill is. >> i don't. >> i hope he has some solar panels. >> we are just putting house lights on, right? mine triple the cost of my pg&e bill. how about us? >> i don't want to look. no. >> no. i usually don't even turn on the heater so last month my bill was $67 now it's going to go up easily to $300 with those lights from past experience. >> i have a tiny little apartment so i don't have to
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worry about the lights display. >> you have a little girl. >> i have a christmas tree but that's it. >> all right. all right. good morning, everybody. as you're getting ready to head on out the door, go on and grab the umbrella. we have a lot of low-level moisture that's causing folks to use their windshield wipers early this morning. otherwise it's just a hit-and- miss scattered random shower. and those showers will be pretty common throughout the day today. but again, just here and there and maybe even right there. sfo, with a deck of cloudiness early this morning, usually when you have that kind of a ceiling you have delays on arriving flights so we'll keep you posted on that. temperatures right now not 50s. it's a mild start to your day with the passage of that warm front of the the winds right now are relatively calm and because of that, barely a 6- mile-per-hour wind in oakland, napa, 3 in fairfield. we have a development of fog. remember, the warm air mass is now running over the cold air that was in place due to earlier this week we had cold temperatures in the 20s and 30s. so visibility an issue in half moon bay down to one mile.
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a mile and a half in concord through clayton, into hercules, two-mile visibility in petaluma and in santa rosa. so we have a very active weather pattern and the jet stream is now taking a curve, it's now moving more across the bay area. that's the flow of the jet stream. you can tell by our wind particle map, it's a direct aim. this is the next area of low pressure spinning its wheels off the pacific northwest causing lots of heavy rain and snow in that particular region. so let's go ahead and time when we will start to see the rain. this is your evening commute. again, spotty hit-and-miss showers and there it is. the band of showers, the front moves through in the other night hours. very wet in the morning. tomorrow afternoon is a washout . you will need the umbrellas. then the situation improves overnight. sunday partly to mostly cloudy skies. more rain next week. for this next incoming system
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another inch of rain saturday night. over an inch and a quarter in ukiah. an inch and a quarter in san jose. and over 1.5" in the santa cruz mountains. sun-up at 7:13. temperatures today 50s and 60s very similar to yesterday. take a look at the active weather pattern. we do have a little hint of sunshine on monday but more rain tuesday through thursday. make it a great friday. here's roqui. thank you, roberta. okay. let's take a look at our roads. we have a traffic alert already and it is 4:51 this morning. those wet roadways are not going to make your morning commute easy. let's start here in sausalito where southbound 101 before center avenue it's a rollover crash involving an overturned pickup truck and it's blocking the two light lanes. traffic alert means this will take 30 minutes or more to clear up so we'll definitely keep an eye on it. for now not causing any slowdowns. southbound 101 to the golden gate bridge, here's a live look from marin county into san francisco. that will take you 14 minutes between 580 and the golden gate toll plaza. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. keep in mind there's some
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roadwork out there until 5 a.m. this morning. three left lanes are closed on the westbound side and one right lane is closed on the eastbound side. and then a look at devil's slide tunnel. if you know where this is, this is between pacifica and half moon bay. also known as the tom lantos tunnel. it is closed tonight between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. in both directions for emergency response drills. so if you were planning to take this tonight, you might want to consider highway 92 to 280 instead. let's move over now to mass transit. bart, ace train one, muni and caltrain are all on time. roqui, thank you. extinction is looming for the world's tallest land mammal and a prime attraction at zoos worldwide. there's been' detective stating decline in the giraffe population! experts say the population has dropped as much as 40% since the 1980s. that's gone mostly unnoticed in subsaharan africa until now. humans are hunting them and destroying their natural habitat. giraffes are listed as
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vulnerable on the list of threatened species. meanwhile, in the monterey bay, a boat full of whale watchers winds up right beside a super pod of dolphins. the crew of the princess monterey caught it on camera on tuesday. scientists believe that a feeding frenzy gets all these mammals swimming together. and in japan, these penguins are playing santa claus to the best of their ability. >> awww. >> just to stir up some holiday spirit. workers at a park dress the penguins in tiny red capes, give them each a holiday bell and then announce it's time for a stroll. they are cute. >> that gets us into the holiday spirit. >> why not. >> time now 4:53. a big win for airbnb. the decision made by san francisco leaders, next. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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uber just released a list of offenses to cancel your account. no damaging the property of the driver or other passengers. no making physical contact with the drive or other passengers even after the trip ends. no inappropriate language or gestures. and no breaking the law inside the car. in san francisco, a major win for airbnb. mayor lee just vetoed a plan that would have capped short- term rentals at just 60 days. in a veto letter, mayor lee said limiting the number of rental days would just lead to owners skirting the law in various ways. but he still thinks airbnb needs to be regulated. he plans to work with city supervisors to come up with an alternative. in consumer news, the pokemon craze is now spreading to the coffee shot. star bus created a "pokemon go" frappucino. the coffee giant says that the
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drink is a frozen raspberry and blackberry flavored take on its vanilla bean frappucino. the "pokemon go" frappucino is available for a limited time at 7800 stores across the u.s. listed as pokemon stops. the reality app became a phenomenon last summer breaking apple app store records. 4:57. a local teacher behind bars this morning suspected of an inappropriate relationship with an underaged student. >> reporter: and a big water main break at fourth and howard in san francisco could make the morning commute a little hairy. we'll show you all the damage next.
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good morning, everyone. it is friday, it's december 9th. i'm michelle griego. >> and i'm kenny choi. right now, we're on storm watch. >> yeah.
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this morning spotty rain showers continue throughout the bay area. windshield wipers have been being put to work during the daily commute and as usual, with the bay area, rain brings sierra nevada snow, a welcome snite -- sight, not snite! [ laughter ] >> a new word here today. >> -- is officially under way. >> we look at the bay bridge. definitely foggy and a rainy start this morning. >> roberta always says it looks like gotham city on mornings like today. >> it does. we have a lot of fog developing. monday through wednesday was a chilly note temperatures dropping overnight into the 20s and 30s. and then yesterday, the warm front passed through the bay area. and with the warmer conditions we have the development of the fog. right now live hi-def doppler radar it's not picking up all that low-level moisture out there but when you begin your morning commute you still need to use your windshield wipers in areas due to the heavy drizzle. sfo with the deck of


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