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watts with some uggs on. >> yes. we do. [ laughter ] >> you're revealing my secrets! >> i asked are you going to keep those on during the show? >> yes! >> i'm too hot! >> and they are really cute. >> what's funny is, i asked our guys if they could frame me up so that the uggs were out of the shot. they thought i wanted them in the shot so i could talk about them today because it is the first day of winter. >> we just called you out. >> before the end of the show we might -- >> i'll feature them at some point. >> they are good. >> thanks. outside -- we are over this uggs conversation. it's a beautiful look outside. [ laughter ] >> a beautiful look at the bay bridge this morning. temperatures are mild. 38 in santa rosa. we'll have the full forecast coming up. how are the roads? >> can we show that look every day? that was beautiful. let's take a look at the
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altamont pass. coming out of tracy on 205, 59 miles per hour so not so bad until you get closer to north flynn road at 27 miles per hour. north tracy boulevard to the altamont pass will take 27 minutes into. livermore. then into dublin here's a look at the dublin interchange, altamont pass to 680 will take you 14 minutes. >> moving over now to the bay bridge toll plaza from the carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze that's 18 minutes and then expect no delays through the tolls. those metering lights should turn on in 30 minutes. and if you are traveling into the peninsula, here's a live look at the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city. that's 880 to 101 another quick 14 minute community. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. a toddler rushed to the hospital after a hit-and-run in san jose. this morning, investigators are on the hunt for driver. kpix 5's maria medina is live in santa clara valley at the medical center there with the latest. maria. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. that little boy rushed their valley medical center. officers don't know if he has a serious brain injury or if he
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will be okay. this happened on row hampton and vancouver north of story road at 11 p.m. investigators say the little 3- year-old was his grand father walking their dog in the neighborhood when the little boy wandered into the street. he was then struck by a car. now, officers say it wasn't a direct impact but, rather, a glancing blow that knocked him out. transported immediately to the hospital. >> i don't know his condition. >> that driver took off. finding the driver may be difficult or impossible. that's because the only description of that car is that it was silver and likely a honda. live in san jose, maria medina, kpix 5. the police commission in san francisco is voting on a new "use of force" policy. this comes just one day after the new chief was announced. jackie ward has been following the transition and jackie, this is just one of the steps the
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chief has to reform the department. >> just one of very many. that's for sure. it's no secret that the san francisco police department has been scrutinized after several scandals in recent years. first up for changes, the "use of force" policy. the police department has outlined several areas of focus including safeguarding human life and dignity, establishing communications, crisis intervention when feasible and fair and unbiased policing. keep in mind this has been something the police officers association has tried blocking for months. newly named san francisco police chief bill scott understands that this is just one of the issues the city is hoping he can resolve. >> police department is just a piece of the total big picture but it's an important piece and i don't take that lightly. there's a lot of work to be done. a lot of reforms that are on the agenda. >> the poa has been vocal against the moving car policy and using this ad to sway the public. back in may a san francisco police sergeant killed a woman in a suspected stolen car.
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police said there was no immediate indication that she was armed or was driving toward officers when she was shot. later that day former chief greg suhr resigned. so there's a laundry list of issues we could highlight this morning but we and chief scott will have to start with the use of force. the commission will vote on this policy tonight at 5:30. >> thank you. the search is on for the gunman who attacked a pawn shop. it happened in the middle of the day at the pawn advantage on springs road in vallejo. officers were called to the scene on reports of an armed robbery and when they got there, they found two people and a dog shot inside the store. >> the only description is two males dark colored sweatshirts and one was armed with a handgun they don't know the moti . >> one person died at the
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scene, the other in the hospital. detectives are looking at surveillance video hoping to get some answers. this morning in san francisco, local artists are set to face off with building inspectors over evictions after the deadly ghost ship fire. they are set to present a petition with more than 10,000 signatures that calls for a moratorium on unsolicited fire inspections in san francisco and oakland. the petition pushes for a stop to evictions until buildings are brought to code in an affordable way and calls for new affordable housing in the area. a massive manhunt in germany for the driver of a tractor-trailer that plowed into visitors at a berlin christmas market on monday. isis is claiming responsibility which killed 12 people and injured dozens more. authorities have identified a suspect after police found documents in the truck can are issued to a man from to nearby yeah. german authorities had two people in custody but released
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them because of no evidence. more than two dozen people are dead after a masser fireworks explosion at a market in mexico city yesterday. nearly 2,000 people were in the market at the time stocking up for christmas and new year's celebrations. witnesses say several stalls blew up, one after another. smoke and fire could be seen for miles. [ explosions ] >> crews rescued nearly 70 people from the rubble. investigators are still on the scene trying to figure out what caused it. happening today, legal teams for the california dmv and the state attorney general's office are meeting with officials from uber in sacramento. that's as both sides battle over self-driving cars. uber began its with a driver on board program in san francisco last week. but the dmv says it didn't have the proper permit. the state attorney general's office is threatening to sue uber if it doesn't remove the cars from the road. san francisco mayor lee says
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the city may join that effort. volkswagen has reached a deal to allow buy-backs for at least some owners. remaining 80,000 diesel vehicles with rigged emissions. compensation will be provided to them on top of any repurchase or repairs. the $1 billion settlement with the epl will give owners the choice of a buy-back. that does not include additional payments to owners. 7 minutes after 5:00. just in time for the holiday get-togethers more of the sonoma will open to crab fishing. >> steph curry is auctioning off some of his shoes for a good cause. >> and temperatures slightly warmer today. but we have some rain on the way. details coming up. >> and is it friday, is it "holiday light" early? we'll take a look at your bay area morning commute as we get started. we'll be right back. ,, ,,,,,,,,
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forecast in just a few minutes. new this morning... a sharp decline in death sentences time now 5:10. here's beautiful shot of the bay bridge this morning. temperatures slightly warmer today. nice mild day in store. we'll talk more about that and some rain on the way coming up.
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new this morning a sharp decline in death sentences across the united states. 30 people were sentenced to death in the u.s. this year. that's the lowest number -- [ coughing ] >> excuse me, that's the lowest numbers since the early '70s. last year there were 49 death sentences given out. the peak was in 1996 when 315 people were sentenced to death. the death penalty information center says there are several factors in the drop being juries more reluctant to give the death penalty. off limits to offshore drilling. president obama is using his executive power to protect the bulk of u.s. owned waters in the arctic ocean and parts of the atlantic. the permanent ban is a joint action with canada. environmental groups hope it will be difficult for president- elect trump to reverse. mr. trump has said he will use all available fuel reserves for u.s. energy. crab fishing is expanding on christmas eve. that's when state officials say dungeness crabs will be up for grabs in the area between salt
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point in sonoma county to the mendocino county line. then the day after christmas, a stretch in humboldt county between the bay and seltzer cove will open up. they were previously off limits due to high levels domoic acid found in the crabs and our kenny choi loves to go crab fishing. [ laughter ] >> he does the fishing himself. >> he did it two or three times and the caught nothing. [ laughter ] >> really? >> but you know. we wish him luck. >> now we know what to get him for christmas, crabs. >> that's right. all right. one bay area home is getting plenty of visitors this holiday season. >> owners have set up a christmas train. check it out. this is laura and ed hendricks' house in los gatos. they started decking their home with this hand built train about six years ago. it takes three weeks to set up. the smiles they see on kids' faces makes all the effort worthwhile. >> we have some kids that have been with us since we started the train in 2010 that still
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come out and look at it and they are just mesmerizeed. >> that's so cool. the house is on farley road in los gatos if you want to head over for a visit. >> i have a neighbor who has his own radio station and he synchronizes his lights to. it's awesome. >> technology is making the holiday crazy. this crazy new industry. >> roqui, it gets you in the holiday spirit. >> i have my little tree with the lights. but the lights make a difference. let's check the golden gate bridge. if you are heading from marin county into san francisco, you're looking good from 580 in san rafael to the golden gate toll plaza that will take you 14 minutes. now to the bay bridge toll plaza, carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze will take you 19 minutes. and then expect no delays through the toll plaza. those metering lights should turn on soon at around 5:30 this morning. moving over to the nimitz freeway live looking good in both directions on 880 northbound from 238 in san leandro to the maze, that's a 16-minute commute so not a bad morning so far. and if you are taking southbound 880 to the san mateo bridge, from hayward to foster
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city, 880 to 101, that will take you 13 minutes. now moving over to the altamont pass, which is our heaviest traffic of the morning so far from 205 in tracy you're moving at 41 miles per hour and then you are crawling your way into north flynn road at just 15 miles per hour. north tracy boulevard along 580 westbound to the altamont pass will take 30 minutes. into the dublin interchange here's a live look at that slow commuter traffic from 580 westbound the altamont pass to 680 will take you 15 minutes. now mass transit. it is a "spare the air" day which julie will tell us about. all mass transit is on time. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. it is indeed a "spare the air" day for the north bay although we do have moderate air quality for most bay area, no burning in the north bay. we are starting out with this beautiful shot outside over san francisco. here's a look at the temperatures as you head out
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the door this morning. many folks on holiday break so you're watching from inside nice and cozy. temperatures are more mild this morning than what we have seen lately. so we are in the 40s for most folks. santa rosa at 38. 47 in san francisco and oakland. 42 in concord. 43 in livermore this morning. high pressure in place, a warmer air mass in place today. we are staying milder seasonally speaking. we'll stay dry for now. area of low pressure moving in and by the end. week, we have some big changes in the forecast by the end of the week. the various weather models are differing. here's what futurecast indicates now. timing may change. dry for wednesday and thursday. plenty of sunshine a little cooler on thursday. here we are friday morning. i'm sure not a lot of folks commuting on friday the day before christmas eve but a lot of folks likely traveling to go
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see relatives and this could be dicey. here's why. we are starting off early in the morning with rain in the north bay but midday heavy rain timing right around midday and with the colder air in place we could see low snow levels 3,000 to 4,000 feet. relatives in the foothills. the sierra, could see some snow levels at low elevations and certainly we could see some trouble on the roads when we get the heavy pockets of rain moving through. looks like most of the day on friday will be wet, easy for me to say, showers tapering off though on saturday so a little bit of lingering rain on saturday but right now, models indicating drying saturday night into sunday. no bad weather overnight saturday into christmas morning. christmas looks dry for now. more on that coming up. in the meantime, here's what to expect. we are partly cloudy to start. not as cold today.
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mainly sunny today with mild temperatures. and then changes, big changes, by the end of the week beginning friday we are unsettled through early next week. this is all great news for the slopes, of course, kirkwood snow base right now between 28 and 54 machine groomed conditions and they will get more snow this weekend for sure. certainly by the end of the day on friday. and likely more early next week. snow base 18 to 36 inches. packed powder. somewhere between 18 and 20 lifts open now. squaw valley snow base 17 to 36, packed powder there new snow this weekend as early as friday and certainly plenty of new snow by early next week. sunrise today 7:22. sunset 4:55. it is winter solstice officially the first day of winter. and yes, the shortest day of the year if this is any indication, there will be not a lot of daylight hours today. temperature weekend we're staying on the mild side so warmer than what we have seen lately ironic on this first
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day of winter. 58 at half moon bay. 57 in pacifica. low 60s for campbell and morgan hill 63. 62 san jose. 61 milpitas and fremont today. heading into the east bay warmer in the low 60s. 57 brentwood. 58 pittsburg. 59 in concord and pleasant hill and 57 in vallejo. 60 berkeley, warmer thanks to the moderating effect. pacific. 59 kentfield, 58 in petaluma, 61 santa rosa. and up north, as much as topping out in the low 60s for cloverdale, windsor. 68 roan roberta. 61 clearlake. here's the extended forecast. as you can see, today pretty mild. tomorrow we are going to dip a little bit for some locations, temperature-wise. rain moves in friday the wettest day with some lingering showers possible on saturday. right now, christmas looks dry, again timing on this system a little iffy but looks like we'll be dry for christmas. and then showers likely return monday into early next week. over to you.
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all right, julie. here is what is trending today. steph curry is helping with donations for victims of the ghost ship fire. the point guard is auctioning off two pairs of custom sneakers on ebay. he wore one pair with the words, oakland strong, during a game against the new york knicks. he wore the other pair with the word, ghost ship, during a pregame, both shoes have the initials of all 36 victims. and so far the bids are at more than $10,000 each. the auction goes through december 30th. and speaking of the warriors, the dancing mom is back. she got so much attention, the team invited her to take center stage last night. ♪[ music ] >> she is pretty good. robin joined the warriors dance squad during halftime wearing her signature sweater of course. the team posted this video to their twitter page last night and, of course, it's already going viral. i like her dancing.
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from moves on the court to moves on the mountain, heavenly mountain resort has a new ski patrol dog and is too cute not to stair. this little guy named rowdy is living up to his name. the avalanche posted these pictures on facebook. they introduced him to one of the other patrol dogs and it looks like they are getting along just fine. oh, yeah. rowdy started training on monday and should be hashed at work on the mountain very soon. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, the warriors and the utah jazz last night two division leaders. i'll show you the showdown. >> can you guess how many players the raiders are sending to the pro bowl? 7 more than 49ers. coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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warriors -- jazz game... a fan had a steve kerr called it one of his favorite games. a top test of the warriors from division leading utah was anything but. nate thurmond bobblehead night at oracle. klay thompson only shot 14 times. he had 17 points. moving to the 3rd quarter warriors up 22. steph curry behind the back
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nails the three-point shot in traffic. he had 25. the warriors took care of the basketball. they just played great defense last night. kevin durant with an ankle breaker on this drive short jump shot, he had 22. the warriors forced 23 turn turnovers and they crushed the jazz. the sharks in action but. wingels passes and turns on the red light, 3-0 san jose. look at this passing. tic-tac-toe. the first two goal game for him. sharks have not a lot of power play goals. 4-1 the final. raiders clinched a play-off berth and will send the most players to the pro bowl since the bush senior administration. derek carr heads the group of 7 players second selection no-
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brainer and 52 khalil mack is also going to orlando. he has 11 sacks and five forced fumbles this year. the other five players include amari cooper, safety reggie nelson and three of the five members of the offensive line. i think it's a crime that jay jackson didn't get in. for the first time since 2005, not a single 49er is going to the pro bowl. that is what a 1-13 record will get you. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. ♪[ music ] play of the day. we are going to head back to oracle arena. halftime of the warriors jazz game a fan had a shot from half court with $5,000 on the line. >> 5 grand on the line from midcourt. and guys, "dub nation" shooting distance. [ laughter ] >> that was awesome. in addition to the $5,000, that fan also won two nights at the mirage in las vegas and garnered our play of the day.
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it is 5:25. coming up, it is san francisco's new police chief's first official day and there's no easing into things. the highly debated "use of force" policy is being voted on tonight. we'll tell you why the police officers association is pushing back on this issue. >> reporter: a toddler hit by a car just feet away from his grandfather. what the driver did next that has that person facing jail time. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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investigation. plus, a million dollar mistake in san jose... after the city overpays on pensions. and now a toddler rushed to the hospital after a hit-and-run. what we know about the investigation. >> a million-dollar mistake in san jose after the city overpaid on pensions and now some employees are being asked to pay it back. >> and we're off to a warmer
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start this morning. but changes are on the way including a little rain by the end of the week. we'll be timing it out coming up. >> and we're off to a very quiet morning in the traffic center. here's a live look at the richmond/san rafael bridge. looking good. more coming up. good morning, it's wednesday, december 21. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm anne makovec. the search is on for a driver who hit a toddler and took off in san jose. finding the suspect may be impossible. kpix 5's maria medina live at santa clara valley medical center with details on the investigation. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne. the 3-year-old rushed here to valley medical center. he was knocked out and may have serious brain damage. this happened on roehampton in san jose around 11:00. the child was with his grandfather walking the dog in the neighborhood when the boy ran into the street and was
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struck by a car. now, officers say it wasn't a direct impact but, rather, a glancing blow they say that knocked him out. >> doesn't seem to be a direct impact maybe a more of a glancing blow. but the little boy did lose consciousness for a few minutes. >> reporter: again, that driver took off and finding that driver may be difficult or even impossible. that's because the only description of the car is it's silver and a honda probably. live in san jose, maria medina, kpix 5. a hit-and-run in san mateo county around 9:00 near el camino real. deputies say the victim was in the crosswalk but there are no signs of traffic lights. he was rushed to the hospital. authorities are looking for a small red suv. the hunt is on for whoever killed a man who was playing guitar with friends outside a church. gloria mendoza and her 12-year- old daughter heidi were praying
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in a [ non-english name ] church when they heard gunshots. when heidi ran outside, she found her father ygnacio laying on the ground. the family says the fight started inside the building in oakland and spilled out with ygnacio an innocent bystander. >> i miss may dad but i can't get him back. the only thing i want is that that guy goes to prison. >> to give him a proper funeral the church is accepting donations. the shooter got away. pleasanton police are looking for the men who robbed a woman at gunpoint around 11:30 yesterday morning in the parking lot of stoneridge shopping center. she was getting in her car and the suspects pulled a gun demanding her belongings. the suspects got away and deputies are looking for a green older honda civic or similar model. the man just named san francisco's new police chief already has a lot on his schedule. jackie ward joins us now to explain what is on the agenda
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today. >> reporter: there is no wasting time so he has to start somewhere, right? today's focus for chief bill scott will be on the "use of force" policy that's been revised and will be voted on tonight one of the many issues that faces san francisco's new chief and this particular one has had push back from the police officers association. mayor ed lee's choice of chief scott surprised people especially since interim chief toney chaplin was so well liked. we asked our political insider phil matier why the mayor wanted an outsider. >> reporter: to shake it up. it's going to be interesting. if the new chief starts shaking things up, how is the mayor and the police commission and the public going to react to that? >> the police commission unanimously passed the "use of force" policy in june but the poa doesn't agree with whether police are allowed to shoot at moving vehicles. they even released this ad this summer to try to sway public opinion. former chief greg suhr's final day on the force involves a sergeant shooting into a moving vehicle and he resigned later that day.
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the "use of force" policy will be voted on tonight at city hall in san francisco. lots on his plate. >> certainly, jackie ward, thank you. 5:34 right now. let's get another check of weather with julie watts. hey there. >> hi, guys. yeah, we are off to a mild start on this first day of winter. so a little counterintuitive. a lot of people waking up to frost this week and now we are milder. no freezing temperatures out there right now at least not at most of our official reporting stations. here's a beautiful shot. i can't get enough of this shot this morning over san francisco, the bay bridge light show free show for us this morning and temperatures as i mentioned are on the mild side compared to what we've seen lately. 42 in concord, 47 oakland and san francisco. 38 chilly in santa rosa up north. we do have a "spare the air" day in effect for the north bay today. tomorrow the "spare the air" day "dos equis" conspire so we're looking at unhealthy air
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quality today moderate everywhere else that means again no fireplaces in the fire [sic] and certainly try to use public transit if possible but air quality forecast for today. tomorrow we see moderate air quality in the north bay so that "spare the air" day expires. beach hazard statement in effect at the coast. big swells and breakers and strong rip currents. not exactly beach weather. certainly on the mild side compared to what we have seen lately so we are topping out near 57 along the coast sunny and cool. same story by the bay. low 60s for the warmest spots inland today. futurecast showing that we are staying dry with plenty of sunshine for today and tomorrow. it's friday that we see some big changes as the storm system moves in. wet and breezy conditions anticipated friday. your headlines, though, warmer and mild today, slightly cooler tomorrow. rain likely friday. more on that coming up in the full forecast. >> julie said it's a "spare the
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air" day so use mass transit. we have no delays on the mass transit. but we have delays here along the altamont pass if you are traveling out of to 205 out of tracy moving at just 18 miles per hour. and things don't get much better once you go to north flynn road at 19 miles per hour. north tracy boulevard along 580 westbound to the altamont pass will take you up to 35 minutes and if you are taking that to livermore things free up into dublin where things slow down a bit. altamont pass to 680 will take you 15 minutes. let's move over to the nimitz freeway. looking good in both directions. 238 in san leandro to the maze along 880 northbound will take you 16 minutes. and if you are traveling southbound 880 to the san mateo bridge, here's a live look at the commute from hayward to foster city. that's a 13-minute drive. okay. now to the bay bridge toll plaza where the metering lights have turned on this morning but i would call this early holiday so far. carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze will take you 20 minutes and expect 10 to 15 minutes through the toll plaza into downtown san francisco.
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moving over now again to mass transit, no delays. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. in san jose, a math mistake leads to almost a million dollars in overpaid pensions. city workers are being told to pay back the extra cash. the miscalculation started two decades ago with a disparity between the payroll and retirement systems numbers. the mistake affects 300 retired san jose police and firefighters. they will have repair hundreds to thousands of dollars. the city admits it made a mistake but says they can only look ahead now. >> if a problem originated 20 years ago people who might have been responsible or involved at the time aren't here anymore. so our goal here is not to find fault but, rather to fix the problem. >> aka, don't blame us. san jose plans to hold several public meetings for the retirees to discuss how they can make payments. it's that time of year police say thieves are out looking to steal your packages. the latest crime happened in dublin late monday night.
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police say someone stole mail and packages for from more than 40 homes near rolling hills and brittany drive. one of the victims says she noticed something was off when she woke up tuesday morning and realized a lot of her neighbors' mailboxes were open. a startup in the east bay is developing software to try to prevent these crimes. the company is called, deep sentinel. and it uses realtime artificial intelligence to determine when a stranger opens the box. >> systems identified that it's loitering in front of the mailbox and alerts the homeowner by mobile app and the homeowner can launch a drone intervention and the drone is programmed that this camera is protect the mailbox so it sends the drone to protect the region right in front of the mailbox. [ laughter ] >> it looks funny but apparently it works. the company says it should be available in the new year. >> that's intense. it's rogue. i like it. [ laughter ] all right. this holiday season, people are feeling better than ever about giving themselves a present.
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some are calling it the trump effect. hena daniels of cbsmoneywatch.com has that story and more. hena. >> reporter: good morning, anne. here on wall street the dow is flirting with the 20,000 mark again as companies push stocks higher. the dow was up 91. the nasdaq was up 26. a new survey suggests investor optimism has reached its highest level since the financial crisis. the wells fargo gallup index found that 54% of investors said they were optimistic about the stock market. that's up from 32% early this year. but nearly three-quarters of investors believe the stock market will be volatile next year. the philadelphia inquirer says uber charged more than $28,000 for a single ride. the company says the woman and other customers were overbilled due to a computer glitch. the banks flagged the charge and blocked the payment. >> well, for those of us who hate making our bed, there's
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apparently a new solution? >> you may sleep better knowing you don't have to make your bed. the smart duvet promises to roll into place for a perfectly made bed. you can also set a timer to get it done from an app on your phone. the smart duvet works with your own bedding and you can order it on kickstarter, starting in may. >> love it. okay. that takes laziness to a whole new level. hena daniels of cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. ♪[ music ] >> i'm ordering that for my husband. [ laughter ] it's 5:40. fans were pulled over after a visit with families in one neighborhood. we'll tell you why next. ,,
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today is the last day to legally buy good morning.
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5:42. a beautiful shot of the bay bridge this morning. happy winter solstice, everyone! it is the shortest day of the year. the first official day of winter. and temperatures are actually warming up. details coming up. today is the last day to legally buy guns with a so- called bullet button. guns.com reports californians have purchased 260,000 semi automatic rifles since july 1 when governor brown signed the new law banning rifles with a bullet button. that's a 300% increase over the same period last year. the bullet button allows users to quickly release and reload high capacity ammo magazines. under the new law any weapon with the button will be considered an assault weapon and be okay to own but not to buy. >> it was a lot of people saying, i want to buy one of those ars. no, i. >> just want one. >> today is the last day to purchase one because of the ten- day waiting period. the new law goes into effect on
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january 1. some kids in january missed the chance to see santa ahead of christmas because he got pulled over. the community visit had been planned for months. santa was riding in the back of a privately owned retired fire truck with the sirens on. complete got complaints about the noise so they stopped santa. -- police got complaints about the noise so they stopped santa. >> pulled over and you pulled a fire truck over with santa claus on top! what's going on? >> kind of realized that, oh, oh, no, santa might need bail money! >> he told the driver to stop using the sirens and that ended it early. virtual reality to come to your rescue of a stale love life. dating lessons vr, men can practice approaching and talk to to men -- to women without appearing creepy or annoying.
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[ laughter ] >> critics say it objectifies women. >> i want to give it a whirl. my kind of videogame. experts have weighed in and if you aren't finding love the old-fashioned way, you may soon be able to marry a robot. yeah. a london based robot expert is predicting that humans will marry robots before the year 2050. this is creepy. he says engineers are developing robots that will be more attractive, desirable and easier to figure out than their human counterparts. >> but they're robots. [ laughter ] >> you know, i guess desperate times call for desperate measures -- for some people. >> she is beautiful. [ laughter ] if you ever wished your secret santa was a millionaire, you might be jealous of this next story. >> bill gates surprised a nebraska woman as part of a
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gift exchange. she was shocked when she opened it up was a personal note with a photo of gates in a santa hat and a few other things inside the box, an xbox 1, videogames mittens for the dog and a framed picture of her family that the billionaire photo shopped himself into. >> that's cool. that's cool. >> marrying the robot. >> that's not cool? >> no. >> not so much. >> i don't think so. >> i'm a little disturbed by that. >> there are people out there that are super lonely and it can't hurt? i mean, i'm not -- >> okay. >> i don't know. >> i'm not trying to put my -- >> i think it goes to show how disconnected people can be now that technology has taken over. >> what about human-to-human contact? >> it's bad. it's a sad reality. >> wonder if robot wives are on
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any christmas lists. >> my husband! [ laughter ] in the south bay, green all the way through so that's the good news. 101 northbound between 280/680 split to highway 237 a quick 13 minutes. then you have 11 minutes across 280 northbound between 101, 280 split on highway -- 101 northbound, 87 looking good, as well. moving to the altamont pass coming out of tracy you're moving at just 12 miles per hour and then things don't get much better at north flynn road at 16 miles per hour. so 580 westbound between north tracy boulevard along 580 westbound to the altamont pass will take 38 minutes. and into livermore where things free up a bit but then you have that slow-moving traffic along the dublin interchange that you all know so well. altamont pass to 680 will take you 15 minutes. okay. let's move along to the 880 -- if you are taking southbound 880 to the san mateo bridge here's a live look at that across the span. that will take 13 minutes between 880 and 101 and if you are taking northbound 880 into downtown oakland from 238 in san leandro to the maze, that's
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a quick 16 minutes. moving over to the bay bridge toll plaza where the metering lights are on slowing you down into downtown san francisco the maze to downtown a quick 10 minutes. i call this "holiday light." what about you? >> i call it "holiday light." holiday mild? temperatures are warming up a little bit this morning. i can't get enough of this beautiful shot over san francisco. the city by the bay. you can see the daybreak there with those bay bridge light projects really lighting up the city. it's a gorgeous shot this morning. temperatures in the 40s for most locations. 47 in oakland. 43 in livermore. santa rosa 38. the chilly spot up north where we have a "spare the air" day in effect for unhealthy air quality. warmer air is keeping things warmer today. we're not talking hot but warmer than lately. tomorrow a
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dip in the temperatures so futurecast shows we stay dry both today and tomorrow. it's not until friday that we start to see the rain move into the region. models are differing on timing right now. it could come earlier or later. but friday morning is likely the start of the rain and then it really fills in throughout the day right around midday friday. snow levels down to 3,000 feet with this system and breezy. if you get caught in the downpours indicated with the on, the darker colors there, you could see problems on the road so just be mindful of that. you might want an early start. showers taper off on saturday and by the time we see santa hit his sleigh and head to your house on saturday night into sunday, should see dry conditions and right now christmas does look mostly dry. here are the showers though tapering off so lingering for
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much of the day saturday overnight inside into sunday they start to taper off. what to expect? partly cloudy to start the day not as cold as i mentioned. mainly sunny with milder temperatures. changes friday unsettled through early next week. no new snow, base machine groomed and they will get new snow this weekend. same story for north star. 18 to 36-inch base packed powder. packed powder at squaw valley 17 to 36 inches of snow base today. sunrise 7:22. sunset 4:55. officially the shortest day of the year. winter solstice. welcome to winter, folks. temperatures are mild for us. here's a look at the high temperatures today. topping out in the low 60s for the warmest spots inland like san jose, morgan hill, milpitas at 51. 51 in free. 50s at the coast today upper 50s for some spots inland as well like antioch and
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brentwood. pleasant hill at 59. 57 in vallejo. 58 in san francisco. up know, every north slightly warmer temperatures in the low 60s for cloverdale, windsor, clearlake. temperatures will stay mild today and tomorrow increasing clouds though by the end of the day thursday. rain breeds conditions on friday. lingering showers saturday but tapering off just in time for santa to come to your house by early sunday morning. most of christmas day does look dry. and then we are right now indicate another system moving in monday into tuesday. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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ahead of christmas. and actually, travel over the next 10 days could hit a record... with 103 million am receive welcome back. it's about to to get busy. travel over the next few days, 103 million travelers. air travel will increase 2.5% with more than 6 million americans flying. the faa says an air traffic controller is to blame after a
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close call for a jumbojet near los angeles. an eva air jet like this was heading straight into the san gabriel mountains friday night. the faa says an air traffic controller told the pilot to turn left instead of right by mistake. she realized it and relayed the correction with moments to spare, the pilot changed course narrowly missing the mountain range and another plane. hundreds of flights canceled, baggage piling up in long lines. it all has frontier airlines passengers fed up. frontier blames bad weather in the denver area this weekend passengers sat on the tarmac for 8 hours. some workers had a hard time getting to the airport. customers say it's unacceptable. aviation experts say they are more vulnerable to weather backups because frontier is smaller than other airlines. >> size and staffing are the problem says a flight attendant
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who says mismanagement is to blame for the frontier mess. [ voice disguised ] >> we are tired of the company saying it's the crews that couldn't make it to the airport when -- weather we know that that's not the truth. >> that flight attendant says employees are working long hours with tough turnaround. she claims things changed three years ago when indigo purchased frontier airlines. it is 5:56. in the next half-hour, the hotly contested uses of force policy is being -- "use of force" policy is being voted on tonight. the police officers association disagrees with a critical piece of it. >> reporter: a toddler is the victim of a hit-and-run in san jose. why finding the driver may be impossible. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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griego. and i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi.
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today the poli good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, december 21. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. today, the police commission in san francisco votes on a new "use of force" policy. this comes a day after the new chief was announced. jackie ward is following the transition. this is one of the huge issues the chief will face. >> we have been talking about this for months, years and finally it's got a revision just a few months ago and it's no secret that the san francisco police department has been scrutinized after several scandals in recent years. first up were changes is the "use of force" policy. in this revised policy, the police department outlined several areas of focus including safeguarding human life and dignity, establishing communication, crisis intervention and fair and unbiased policing. this has been something the police officers association has tried blocking for months! newly named sf police chief bill scott understands this is just one of the

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