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this morning. what are we looking at? ah! the beautiful bay bridge sparkling, two days, what is it two days until displease. >> today's is the 22nd, yeah. >> the day before christmas eve. >> three. [ laughter ] >> christmas eve, eve,eve. >> right. >> you just got back from vacation. >> yes, i did. i was in new york city so enjoying the 20-degree weather. >> oh. >> so here it's warm for me. [ laughter ] >> it's nice to be back though. >> okay. very good. we're glad you're back. >> well, welcome home. so we do actually have some changes in the forecast for you. today we'll be cooler than yesterday and tomorrow the storm rolls in and it will be a pretty impressive one. right now, though, off to a cold start in santa rosa at 32. 42 in san jose. and 48 in san francisco. 49 in oakland right now. livermore at 37. air quality forecast once again a "spare the air" day for the north bay. yesterday they had forecast unhealthy air quality for wednesday not thursday. but looks like they have
extended it so another "spare the air" day for you folks in the north bay. travel forecast, sfo clear, chilly, cloudy high of 55 at sfo. if you are traveling around the country, all the hubs looking good weather-wise. can't promise you won't see delays, but we are not seeing significant weather issues for atlanta, chicago, houston or new york today. futurecast showing some changes locally as we see the front move in overnight and into early tomorrow morning. gusty winds associated with that front, especially as it passes through tomorrow morning. and then behind the front we'll see scattered showers. also, chilly air mass in place things below snow level down to 3500 feet and a winter weather advisory is in effect for friday and saturday. here's roqui with a check of traffic. >> thank you, julie. okay, it is 5:01. let's start with the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza. looking literally no cars -- you can't count any cars on the road right now. moving over to the golden gate bridge, if you are heading from
marin county into san francisco, 580 in san rafael to the golden gate toll plaza will be a quick 14 minutes. and across the span of the bay bridge toll plaza, that will be an 18-minute commute from the carquinez bridge and a quick commute through the toll those metering lights should turn on in 30 minutes or so. let's head now to the altamont pass traffic coming out of tracy moving at 50 miles per hour pretty good for the altamont pass commuters now. at north flynn road down to 33 miles per hour but you can get through it once get to livermore, that's where the traffic frees up onto the dublin interchange. altamont pass to 680 will take 14 minutes. art, ace train, muni and caltrain all on time. a local taxi driver is facing charges this morning for reportedly sexually assaulting two women and police are worried that there might be more victims. 30-year-old julio sanchez was arrested last week in campbell. police say that one of the victims was intoxicated when she got into his taxi.
she only remembers waking up inside his home. >> we believe that the suspect used his position as a taxicab driver to prey on those individuals who may have been too intoxicated and he took advantage of their vulnerability at that time. >> police say that this is the car that sanchez was driving. they are investigating another woman came forward saying she was also assaulted by the suspect. the san francisco police department has a new use of force policy. the new policy bans officers from shooting at moving vehicles, also officers will not be able to use the carotid restraint a move similar to a chokehold. >> it is an antiquated police practice that i believe needs to be eliminated. the question is of timing. do we eliminate it now or later and give ourselves time to evaluate our intermediate options particularly for female officers and smaller officers. >> the police commission says the use of carotid restraint is rare but effective.
but the concern was over training. so the commission ultimately voted that down. in mountain view, several landlords are taking a last- minute stand to stop new rent control laws from taking effect tomorrow. kpix 5 reporter lisa chan is live in the newsroom on why the landlords have decided to file suit. lisa reporter: mountain view voters approved the measure by 53.4% but the rent control ordinance is being challenged and could be stopped. the charter amendment is set to take effect tomorrow but the california apartment association or caa filed a lawsuit challenging the new law and is going to court for a temporary restraining order. the measure limits the annual rent increases to consumer price index percentages 2 to 5% and prohibit evictions without just cause for multi-family rental units built before february 1, 1995. the company says the charter amendment is unconstitutionally vague ambiguous and overbroad. the lawsuit also claims the city ordinant preventing possible evictions and rolling
back rents to 2015 levels will reduce the a of rent the landlords can get in the future. caa says the measure deprives property owners of a fair rate of return for their properties and eviction protections within the rent control measure transfer property rights from the owners to the renters resulting in the loss of a lot of money according to the president of a small property owners group in san francisco. >> there was a building up the street that's no tic, a six- unit building. but unfortunately, the owner had kept it vacant for 10 years because he knew if he let people live in there, he wouldn't be able to get them out when he was ready to remodel the building. >> reporter: in a letter the caa sent to local property owners it said there are 10 potential legal grounds to battle the rent control ordinance. 6 out of 7 mountain view council members opposed the measure during the november election and instead supported a milder alternative. mountain view is not obligated to defend measure v. city leaders must decide in a vote whether to defend the law or
not. in the newsroom, lisa chan, kpix 5. san francisco mayor ed lee stepped out of city hall to check on the people injured in a crash at a chinatown bus stop. mayor lee tweeted this photo of himself with one of the injured victims saying he is quote thankful to see them in good spirits. he also met with several chinatown business owners after touring the crash site. this surveillance video from that accident on friday shows the moment the car smashed into the muni shelter. it was on stockton street. 10 people were injured, two still in serious condition recovering in the hospital. >> they are doing fine and they are very happy not only to see me but to -- to receive everybody's well wishes. one of them is 92 and the other one is 75. so they're strong women. >> investigators are still trying to figure out what caused that accident. a few events today will remember the lives lost in the ghost ship fire. in san francisco this evening a musical celebration to honor
the victims of the fire at the oakland warehouse. its at 6:30 at a bar on folsom street and an art show benefit is also planned for the victims it starts at 7 p.m. in oakland at the hatch on 15th street. 40% of the proceeds will go to fire relief fund. entertainer alan thicke died of a ruptured aorta according to his death certificate. the cause of death was determined by a doctor. his publicist had previously reported it was a heart attack. no autopsy was performed on the actor, songwriter and talk show host. >> makes it very hard to rescue these patients when it's an acute onset like this. >> thicke was buried this week and the aortic tear also led to the death of actor john ritter in 2003. some children are getting some gifts they might not get otherwise. kpix 5's maria medina is live in san jose with how this is a real community everett.
good morning, maria. -- community effort. good morning, maria. >> reporter: good morning, guys. we're talking 6200 children from low income families who are gonna be able to go holiday shopping this morning and they are going to be able to go holiday shopping inside the toy store and i want to show you what it's like when they walk in here. take a look at this toy store they set up. really awesome and cool. every, single toy that you can think of is inside this room. and they have it all set up in categories. this is the toddler and preschool area right here. right over in this corner, dolls and stuffed animals. and as my photographer swings around, take a look at all these bikes over here. but out of all these toys, they are still short gifts for teens. >> we're always short typically for teens. teens always seem to be a hard group so we always ask for gift cards for them. also, science type toys for younger kids or legos seem to
be really popular, as well. >> reporter: all right. again, so 6200 kids are going to be lining up here in the next two days. the first appointments are at 10:00 and it is not too late to donate. you can still drop off those new toys if you want to here at sacred heart and you can also donate money on their website if you want, as well. live in san jose, maria medina, kpix 5. ♪[ music ] time now 5:09. if you are heading to the sierra for christmas, a warning, the dangerous conditions expected on the roadways. >> plus, the twist on the traditional secret santa gift exchange. what these police officers are handing out instead of tickets. >> we're dry today but changes are on the way. a storm is moving in and a winter storm warning is in effect coming up. >> here's a live look at the richmond/san rafael bridge. you can count the cars over there. that's the story for most of the bay area right now. more coming up.
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we're off to a chilly start. rain is on the way, details coming up. bart is taking steps to ensure nobody feels tempted to park illegally in its lots. starting january 2, bart is raising several fines. anyone who parks in a daily spot without paying will face a 50 -- 55-dollar fine up from the current $35 penalty. anyone caught parking in spaces that require parking permits will have to shell out $75 up from 40. bart says it's making changes so that people pay their fair share to use its 47,000 available spots. a lot of people might be headed up to the high country for the holidays. conditions could be dangerous along donner pass. more than 100 caltrans employees will be out clearing roads this weekend and warning drivers about what to expect. caltrans will also be using pusher trucks to keep trucks moving. >> it's got all the power of the semi tractor with none of the weight so this is a tugboat with chains. >> sometimes if we have a light
load we get slowed down on the grades we might spin out even with chains on. >> caltrans says load up with supplies before you leave home just in case you get stuck. all right. as christmas nears some cops in southern california have decided to play secret santa. >> the plan is simple. brighten up the days of unsuspecting drivers. >> officers from the el segundo police department have been pulling over safe drivers for no reason. but instead of presenting them a ticket, they give the gift of a crisp $100 bill. one man got a little extra once police officers learned that he lost his wife to cancer a few months ago and is raising three children on his own. >> a little bit of money for some christmas presents for your kids. >> thank you. thank you. >> people in the community raised about $6,000 to fund this program. >> that is cool. i must be running late and then you get pulled over for no reason. >> or if they are pulling you
over in traffic? >> all right. speaking of the roadways, pretty smooth this morning, roqui. >> yes, anne. actually i'm going home to l.a. on friday so hopefully, they are still doing that. [ laughter ] >> i'll take a joyride through el segundo! the altamont pass, christmas came early here. look at this commute. you're driving at 58 miles per hour off 205 and then 30 once you hit north flynn road but you can do it once you get to livermore it's freed up. north tracy boulevard along 580 westbound to the altamont pass will take you 23 minutes. dublin interchange looking good altamont pass to 680 will take you 14 minutes. to the peninsula commute from hayward to foster city across the span of the san mateo bridge, a quick 13 minutes. northbound 880 to oakland good. bay bridge span looking good. carb carquinez bridgecarquinez
bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze 18 minutes. metering lights turn on around 5:30. we are off to a cool start this morning freezing in some locations. but certainly cooler than yesterday. outside looking at the bay bridge mostly clear skies increasing clouds ahead of the storm system. 37 in livermore. 32 santa rosa. san jose at 42 degrees. san francisco 48. oakland 49. so the warm air mass obviously no longer in place. and we are starting to see some changes area of low pressure moving in going to dominate the forecast for us. as it does, brings it some rain and colder air and low snow levels. futurecast timing it out starting off at 5 a.m. tomorrow morning. if you were commuting this might be a problem. planning to head out on the roads to maybe go see relatives or get those holiday travel plans going, i would delay until after 5:00 because it looks like that's when the highest wind and the heaviest rains will be passing through
the region. front passes through during the morning and then lingering showers unsettled throughout the day on friday. we are looking at some high winds behind the front, as well. certainly cold air mass with low snow levels so we have winter storm warning in effect for the foothills and the sierra and we'll see unsettled weather continuing into early saturday with some lingering showers before we start to dry out just in time for santa to make his deliveries. and christmas does look dry at least most of the day on christmas for now. futurecast showing between friday and saturday we should see 1.5" in the north bay, an inch in the south bay, inch and a half possible along the peninsula. now, of course, these are the highest rainfall totals we may see out of this self seven-day forecast. plenty of snow up to 30 inches of new snow at the highest elevations and could see a few
inches below 3,000 feet. everyone has a good base going now. machine groomed base 29 to 46 for heavenly and as we take a look at kirkwood, 28 to 54 inches reported there at kirkwood. this machine groomed run. and again, some fresh powder coming as early as tomorrow and continuing really through most of the weekend. sunrise today 7:22. sunset 4:55 this evening. a look at your high temperatures today, cooler than yesterday, most folks in the upper 50s near 60 for the warmest spots. we are off to a chiller will start this morning. temperatures cooler than yesterday, as well. here's your extended forecast. dry today, and then rain, wind for friday. and snow if you are traveling up to any higher elevations. lingering showers first part of shower, second half of saturday should be dry and dry for most of christmas day. showers move in though christmas night into monday our
next round of rain. anne? >> thank you. time to see what is trending today. first up, it seems to be the world's first snapchat surgery. a doctor in the uk wore new spectacles when he operated on a hernia. >> this is enough for me [ indiscernible ] [ extremely heavy accent ] >> he works for the teaching hospital in london. about 200 student tuned in as he explained the procedure. but snapchat you may know only records 10 second snippets at a time so the doctor had an assistant on hand to keep hitting "play." new need help getting into the holiday spirit -- if you need help getting into the holiday spirit this year, this office in pennsylvania had a contest to see which employee could create the most festive desk. check that out. one woman really took this thing seriously. she turned her cubicle into a log cabin. it comes complete with two trees, fake snow and a sled. i think it is safe to say that
she won. it looks like cozy in there. might keep that year round. speak of holiday cheer, no family fights this christmas. the creator of monopoly created a holiday hotline to settle family disputes. research shows 51% of monopoly games end in an argument. [ laughter ] >> so hasbro will have experts on hand to answer your call. you can give them a ring if you think somebody is cheating or if you happen to be confused about the rules. the company also put together a list of the ten most common disputes that come up during the game. the top ones? somebody making up the rules or stealing from the bank. not cool. coming up in sports, a special rematch for carr and luck on christmas eve and cal won 27 straight games at home. could they keep it alive against number 12 virginia? it's all coming up. >> and what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. we may come and featu re your school on the show. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
after last year's loss. first half virginia by three. bird from the top of the key drives to the basket, sinks the floater. and bird had 15 points in the game. final minutes of the second half, cal down 3. singer drives the lane and nails the shot. he converts from the stripe to tie the game. but on the ensuing possession for virginia, wilkins powers his way to the basket gets the bucket and the foul. cal lose 56-52. the 27th home win streak comes to an end. moving to football, the raiders have a christmas eve matchup with the colts. it's a battle of two of the best young quarterbacks in the nfl. but this year, it's not the first time that they have played against each other. >> i wasn't very impressed with him. we played in high school against each other once in the play-offs my senior year. and, you know, i have always been very, very impressed with him compared to him as a quarterback. has a great start to his career and this year playing very well. >> that high school game too many nine years ago when both
quarterbacks played in texas. carr eventually moved to bakersfield but remembers how good luck was even though carr beat him on that day. >> man, i remember their fans chanting carr sucks. [ laughter ] >> i remember him just running all over us, you know, i remember he ran over somebody i was like quarterbacks can do that, you know? and, um, i just remember him being super talented and it was a fun -- fun game, but, um, you know, i think we got beat the next week or something short thereafter. so it was all right. >> and just aimee minder that game will be on christmas eve, that's saturday, right here on kpix 5. have a great day. a group of landlords filed a lawsuit against rent control. why they are seeking a temporary restraining order and how they say it would affect landlords in that city. >> 'tis the season, how thousands of san jose kids will have their christmas wishes come true today. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
what the d-m-v had to do to pull the plug on the program. plus, the new video that could get charges dropped for a man seen kicking bart police. weather ad libs uber's self-driving cars are off the road. >> plus new video that could drop charges for a man seen kicking bart police. >> and we're off to a chillier start this morning. rain is on the way. we'll time it out coming up. >> and we're off to a quiet morning in the traffic center. but how long will that last? you know this bay area traffic is unpredictable. so coming up we'll tell you what's going on. hello again and good morning. it is thursday, december 22. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm anne makovec in for michelle griego. we have some breaking news in san francisco right now where police just took a man into custody in the sunset
district after he climbed the roof of a school and refused to come down. you can see him right there. this is video of the arrest just coming into our newsroom. it happened a couple of blocks from ocean beach. not many details but it may be connected to an abandoned vehicle found near the area we're being told. we will bring you more information as it becomes available. in mountain view, several landlords are making a last- minute push to try to prevent new rent control laws from taking effect tomorrow. kpix 5's lisa chan live in our newsroom on why these landlords have decided to file suit. lisa. >> reporter: anne, the council reporter: mountain view voters approved the measure by 53.4% but the rent control ordinance is being challenged and could be stopped. the charter amendment is set to take effect tomorrow but the california apartment association or caa filed a lawsuit challenging the new law and is going to court for a temporary restraining order. the measure limits the annual rent increases to consumer price index percentages 2 to 5% and prohibits evictions without just cause for multi-family rental units built before
february 1, 1995. the caa says the charter amendment is unconstitutionally vague, ambiguous and overbroad. the lawsuit also claims the city ordinance preventing possible evictions and rolling back rents to 2015 levels will reduce the amount of rent the landlords can get in the future. caa says the measure deprives property owners of a fair rate of return for their properties and eviction protections within the rent control measure transfer property rights from the owners to the renters, resulting in the loss of a lot of money, according to the president of a small property owners group in san francisco. >> i still am of the opinion that so much depends on good relationships between the landlords and the tenants. not all landlords are bad. there's some very good ones. not all tenants are bad. there's some very good ones. >> city leaders must decide whether to defend the law. if the measure v is upheld a committee would be established to set the base rent and regulations. tenants have organized a rally
and march today and hope the city attorney will oppose the restraining order. lisa chan, kpix 5. you won't be seeing any self-driving ubers on the roads in san francisco at least for now. the dmv officially revoked the registration for the company's 16 driverless cars. uber started using them just last week but got into trouble for not getting permits. the ceo says they don't need with you one but mayor lee says it was putting people in danger. >> he thought he was still being safe. i think -- i said that's what dmv is there for and you better comply or we'll be working with our attorney general and the dmv to get that compliance. >> on the same day the company debuted the cars, one of them was caught on camera running this red light. the state says getting the permit takes 72 hours. san francisco's public defender hopes police body camera footage will get all
charges against his 22-year-old client dropped. jeff adachi says someone wrongfully accused his client michael smith of trying to rob them with a gun. body cam footage shows smith kicking cops multiple times and police pointing a gun at him. smith's girlfriend pregnant at the time was detained. she later miscarried. she was one month pregnant. the footage helped the jury acquit smith of four charges and adachi hopes it leads to the rest of the charges being dropped. >> really helped because we were able to show the jury that the officers were not truthful in their statements. for example, one of the officers say he tried to walk away. but he is stands in one place the whole time. >> as for the girlfriend who miscarried the transit agency says she was not visibly showing but bart adds after officers learned she was expecting, they treated her with respect. time now 5:33. julie is here for weather. you know, julie, i was in new york city last couple of days. >> welcome home. >> thank you.
good being back. it was bone-chilling 20 something degrees weather. it's good to be back and everything feels warm now but i know we have some cold temperatures too. >> this is a guy who loves cold weather by the way. he likes the studio frigid. so that's a lot coming from him. it is chilly here compared to yesterday though not 20 degrees chilly but 32. so officially freezing in santa rosa this morning. we're at 37 in livermore, 49 oakland, 42 in san jose this morning. so definitely colder today than this time yesterday. we'll see chillier changes was ee make our way into the next couple of days. we have a storm system moving in over the next 24 hours. it begins tomorrow and continues friday and saturday. here is that first front making its way through beginning tomorrow with the highest winds an heaviest rainfall and then shower activity continues behind the front. so we will see a wet day for friday likely lingering some showers on into saturday but for the most part drying out on saturday and we do look to be dry for most of the day on
christmas. rainfall totals anywhere from three-quarters inch to an inch or some spots. we'll talk more about this coming up. first a check on the roads with roqui. >> thank you. okay, it's 5:35. let's take a look at the bay bridge those metering lights are just turned on. it's "holiday light" early. if you are heading into downtown san francisco, that will be about a 19-minute drive between carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze. then a 10-minute drive through the toll plaza into san francisco. moving over now to the san mateo bridge if you are heading from hayward to foster city, that's 14 minutes between 880 and 101 slowdowns on the altamont pass things too good to be true coming out of tracy 55 miles per hour and then once you head towards north flynn road you're down to 18 miles per hour. into the dublin interchange here's a live look altamont pass to 680 will take you 15 minutes. that's your traffic. kenny to you. roqui, thank you. 33 people now confirmed dead after this week's explosion at
a fireworks market in tultepec mexico. 12 people are unaccounted for and body parts were found at the scene. investigators are looking at ignored safety measures. some vendors displayed fireworks outside their concrete stalls. local artists are filing a petition to stop unsolicited building inspections. that comes after the ghost ship fire in oakland. since that deadly fire, inspectors have been inspecting warehouses in san francisco. crews went through potrero hill facility yesterday. a notice was sent to the landlord and tenants about two weeks ago and we talked to one local artist who was evicted. >> if we lose this, i can't imagine finding another place sort of comparable that i can afford in the city. i don't, um, i don't anticipate finding something else. >> the petition is asking the cities of san francisco and oakland to place a moratorium on unsolicited fire inspections. the president of san
francisco's building inspection committee says she agrees. >> in response,i agree 100% with this and so does the board of supervisors. >> next month the department of building inspections will release details of a new program. the agency says it will work alongside the fire and health department to make warehouses safer for artists. concord police are looking for the man who pulled off a massive jewelry heist. police believe this man smashed a jewelry case inside the sears store last saturday. he reportedly got away with dozens of rings worth more than $200,000 in total. investigators think he hid inside the store and waited until it closed. deputies want to hear from anyone who might recognize the man. it is 5:37. and holiday wishes are about to come true for a lot of kids in the south bay. sacred heart is handing out thousands of gifts. kpix 5's maria medina is live inside the big toy room in san
jose. maria. >> reporter: ha. good morning. 6200 kids from low-income families will get holiday gifts from this toy store they set up here at sacred heart and we are talking about every toy you can think of from bikes to even makeup and blow dryers i have seen here, legos and dolls and barbies of course. this is all a community effort. this is all donated to the 6200 kids that are going to get them. they get three gifts each. they have been doing this here at sacred heart since 1964. but this year they are still short about 2,000 gifts and here to join me a representative of sacred heart. you're short gifts for teens? >> yes. hard to find gifts for teens. so we still are looking for donations. also diy kids and legos are very popular and if folks can donate online then we can shop for them and also pg&e will be matching all donations today up to $10,000 so it will be awesome if folks can donate online or come to the station
and drop them off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. >> reporter: you can donate toys or money. >> online is the fastest way. >> reporter: you got it. you still want to donate come down to sacred heart or go to their website to donate money. so a great community effort here in san jose. back to you. >> thank you. from ugly sweaters to boring ties, the presents we open don't always make us smile. it's like two-thirds of americans return at least 1 gift. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger here this morning has some tips before you trek to the store for all those exchanges. so jill, what do we need to know about returning gifts? >> reporter: you know what? the policies really do vary dramatically depending on the retailers. so you may want to do a little bit of research before you medical out. check out go banking rates. they range 50 retailers. they say the best ones offer 90
days or more, returns without receipts and satisfaction guaranteed. top on the list this year, nordstrom, costco, and bed, bath & beyond. >> have retailers changed any of their return policies recently? >> yeah. there's been a little bit of a difference. what we see now is the big retailers have return policies that apply to just certain items. so for example, kohl's may have a generous policy but not for premium electronics. you have a deadline of january 31 if you bought a premium electronic good from kohl's. toys 'r us have a 30-day return period for computer hardware and target, walmart and toys 'r us now have new shorter return periods two to four weeks for drones. now, if you bought something on amazon, you have until january 31st for most items shipped the last two months of the year but remember, no refunds on a download you don't like. overstock.com gives you until january 31. but they do apply some fees if
the item is opened, used or it is late. and now, i will wish you many happy returns. >> yes. >> and some long lines, as well. [ laughter ] >> jill schlesinger in new york city this morning. jill, thank you. ♪[ music ] it is 5:41. and global warming a cause for concern for oysters here in the bay area. the warning coming from scientists next. ,,,,,,,,
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was burned when his ecigarette -- look at that -- exploded on a city bus yesterday afternoon. the 53-year-old man said that he had an electronic battery powered vap device in his pants pocket. it became hot and then burst into flames. he is being treated for burns to his right thigh and hand. officials are warning parents about a bad batch of lsd in santa cruz county. the sheriff's office says they are seeing a rise in emergencies because of the drug. it's been at the center of a police shooting, a fight on the freeways and a car crash in the woods all because the suspects were reportedly high. now deputies want parents and teachers to talk to their kids. >> many of us have kids and so we look at this kind of like, what would he would hope for our kids? what would we want for them? we want them to be successful. >> the sheriff's office says it noticed the trend after the death of luke smith. authorities say the teen was high when he stabbed his father and uncle near watsonville. he was shot and killed by a deputy when he refused to drop
his weapon. this panda at the toronto zoo got very territorial when he spotted a snowman in his enclosure. [ laughter ] >> instead of backing down from a fight, he climbed right on top of the snowman and took off his head. [ laughter ] >> yeah! there you go. >> zookeepers built the snowman for kicks after a storm but they may think twice next winter. he has a new friend, right? >> yeah. >> i don't need friends like that i'll tell ya. today one great, great grandma in ohio is getting plenty of attention. >> because colo the gorilla is turning 60. he had all kinds of fun during her 57th birthday party. the zookeepers in columbus are bound to up the ante because she surpassed the life expectancy of captive gorillas by two decades. the mother of three has 16 grandchildren, 12 great- grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. [ laughter ] >> she is feeling just fine
apparently after getting a tumor removed recently, as well. >> happy holidays to her. >> yeah. >> cute. >> grandma. >> yeah. >> age ain't nothing but a number to her. >> as far as travel times on the freeways today, what are we looking at? >> we're looking good but, of course, the altamont pass is now slower as usual coming off 205 in tracy moving at 54 miles an hour. it's such a tease because closer to north flynn road your down to 17 miles per hour. so north tracy boulevard along 580 westbound to the altamont pass will take you 26 minutes. then it frees up through livermore into the dublin interchange. here's a live look at the altamont pass to 680 taking 15 minutes. moving now to the peninsula commute from hayward to foster city, across the span of the san mateo bridge, that's a quick 14-minute commute. and then expect a quick commute on the nimitz freeway, northbound into downtown oakland. 238 in san leandro to the maze will take you 16 minutes. and then if you are taking that
to the bay bridge toll plaza here's a live look at that metering lights traffic. the maze to downtown will now take you 12 minutes. so that's not a bad commute if you are heading into downtown right now. let's head to the south bay looking good green all the way through meaning traffic is running smoothly. i'll send it to you, julie. >> thank you, miss roqui. we are off to a clear start this morning although we'll see increasing clouds ahead of a weather system moving our way. here's a beautiful shot of the bay bridge. temperatures because of those clear skies are downright freezing in santa rosa this morning. 32 degrees. 42 degrees in san jose. 37 in livermore. and 49 right now in oakland. so temperatures will stay cooler today than what we saw yesterday. area of low pressure moving on in. as it does bringing with it a storm system that will bring rain and wind and low snow levels, as well. here is the front as it moves through tomorrow morning around 5 a.m. so we'll all be here and we'll be watching this come through live on the air tomorrow morning. hopefully many of you will be sleeping -- [ laughter ] >> -- because you have the day off. now, behind this front, though, we do continue to see scattered
showers unsettled shower activity likely still going to see high winds and low snow levels throughout the day on friday and i'm sure many folks will be on the roads tomorrow traveling to see relatives so something to be mindful of. tomorrow is going to be a difficult travel day on the roads. scattered showers die down for the first part of saturday. most of the day will be dry, certainly dry for santa making deliveries overnight saturday into christmas morning. a winter storm warning friday through saturday night gusty winds low snow levels down to 3500 feet. we could see a few inches of snow that will certainly cause some delays. great news though for the slopes. up above 7,000 feet we are talking 15 to 30 inches of powder. so there will be some great ski conditions for you. alpine meadows 17 to 36." heavenly 29 to 46" machine
groomed runs there and 28 to 54 at kirkwood machine groomed there, as well. sunrise today 7:22. sunset 4:55 and it won't be until well after sunset that we start to see those first showers in the north bay overnight tonight into tomorrow morning. so in the meantime, high temperatures today the main story slightly cooler than yesterday topping out in the upper 50s for most folks today. near 60, low 60s for the warmest spots inland. the extended forecast shows a little something for everyone. thursday, we are dry. friday, we have rain, we have wind, we have low snow levels. certainly going to be a difficult travel day if you are hitting the roads tomorrow. and then we do start to dry out saturday. a couple of lingering showers possible but mostly dry on saturday. sunday christmas day does look to be dry. however, the caveat there is sunday night into monday, we have another system moving in. we could see rain christmas night certainly showers on monday. possibly lingering into
tuesday. and then drying by midweek. back over to you guys. julie, thank you. there's been a massive oyster die-off in marin county. at china camp state park outside san rafael, about two feet below the surface lies billions of olympia oysters. the only true native oyster in the state of california. but in 2011, all the oysters there died. experts say too much rain actually diluted the salt to a point where the oyster couldn't survive. >> they carry intense water vapor and along with it comes intense rain and sometimes flooding in coastal areas. >> now, researchers say that the oysters are coming back in what is probably a natural recovery cycle. ♪[ music ] 10 minutes now before 6:00. hatchimals, they are the hottest gulf of the holiday season. -- they are the hottest gifted of the holiday season. one girl weighs in, are they worth all the fuss? ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
>> here's a look at the altamont pass traffic slowest of the morning at 16 miles per hour as you inch your way into livermore. >> some police officers in concord went out of their way to help a man who used to be homeless this holiday season. the man in the center of this photo named chris has been homeless for years. but recently he moved into an apartment with his girlfriend. when the officers found out he couldn't afford to buy her a christmas present, they all pitched in to help him buy her a jacket. the officers say they were impressed that chris was able to get his life on the right track so they were happy to help. with christmas approaching a mom found herself jobless and homeless with three kids to care for but her luck changed quickly when she accidentally asked a total stranger for prayers. amy rickel meant to send the note to a friend with a similar name but her blunder turned into a blessing because the man encouraged her to set up a "go fund me" page and soon people from her wisconsin community and far beyond offered her a minivan to live, a place to
live and shot at a career. >> we didn't want the kids to be out in the cold and we cleared out a room and brought 'em home. >> totally restored my faith in more than just humanity, my faith in god. >> another stranger who saw the "go fund me" page connected amy who is a nurse with a medical recruiting office. her interview was a success and she starts a full-time job in january. >> very cool. parents everywhere have been waiting in line for hours to get their hands on the hottest toys this holiday season. >> the hatchimals. >> but one little girl's review of the hatchimals might make you think twice. the 8-year-old girl got hers a few months ago for her birthday and said she hasn't touched it since. the real excitement comes on the first day, that's when the little stuffed bird hatches from its shell. for the next day it makes baby sounds. and then in a few days it can say some real words.
but mahalia said it got old fast. >> whenever it talks it's annoying. >> i don't think people -- i think people would be let down after paying large amounts for the toy. >> yikes. it also seems like a lot of parents agree with that assessment. of 400 reviews on amazon, 49% give it only one star. if you are planning putting one under the tree for the kid don't be surprised if it loses its wow factor sooner than expected. ♪[ music ] it's 5:56. a group of landlords in mountain view have filed a lawsuit to stop a rent control ordinance from going into effect tomorrow. coming up, we'll tell you why they hope to overturn it. >> reporter: today thousands of needy san jose kids will get christmas gifts thanks to donations. but why there's still a need and how you can help. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
and i'm kenny choi. in mountain view, several landlords are ma good morning. it's thursday, december 22. i'm anne makovec in for michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. landlords in one community are trying to stop rent control effects from taking place tomorrow. lisa chan reports on why the landlords are suing. >> reporter: mountain view voters approved measure v by 53.4% but the ordinance is challenged and could be stopped. the charter amendment is set to take effect tomorrow. but the california apartment association or caa filed a lawsuit challenging the new law and is going to court to get a temporary restraining order. the measure limits the annual rent increases to consumer price index percentages which is 2 to 5%. and it prohibits evictions without just cause for multi- family rental units built before february 1, 1995. the lawsuit also claims the city ordinance prevents possible evictions and rolling back rents to october 2015 levels will reduce the amount of