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the one-alarm fire started at a home on new bridge avenue around 4:30 this morning. no injuries have been reported. no word on how the fire started. the music world is celebrating george michael. the british pop star died at the age of 53 over the holidays. roxanne saberi reports. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: george michael's sudden death from heart failure is sparking an outpouring of shock and sadness from fans an celebrities around the world. comedian ellen degeneres said i just heard about pie friend george michael's death. he was such a brilliant talent. i'm so sad. and the rock band one republic wrote, bee beyond sad, you were a legend and you were far too long, blasting last christmas
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now. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: george michael shot to fame in the 1980s in the british band wham. he went on to become one of the world's top selling artists with his first solo album called faith. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: but there were times when his battle with drugs and run-ins with the police took over the headlines. in 1998, an undercover officer arrested him for lewd conduct in a public restroom. michael responded by coming out as gay. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: and he mocked the arrest in a video for a song, outside. a move that many fans today said made him even more popular. >> he was totally provocative in so many ways in his music, in his sexuality. >> reporter: over the past decade michael had more brushes with the law. but it is his music that people remember him for. with messages like this one from actor rob lowe. boy 7 angel now he can sing -- voice of an angel, now he can
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sing for them. >> he died from heart failure. carrie fisher is still in the hospital this morning. her mother acted tress debbie reynolds posted on twitter yesterday that fisher is now stable. she also thanks all the fans and friends for the good wishes. fisher went into cardiac arrest on a flight on friday. fisher was returning to l.a. after filming a tv show for amazon in london. long distance travel can be draining. jackie ward is live on sfo on how concerns could take shape. >> reporter: good morning. so of course, we think that the busiest stress of travel days is behind. still, we're expecting to see big crowds at airports all across the country especially heading to the east coast because in the midwest, southwest airlines has issued a travel advisory through today because of the wintry weather expected to get. so that means delays in chicago, milwaukee and minneapolis. flights may be diverted or
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delayed in that part of the country. law enforcement there is trying to remind drivers to take it slow. >> all you have to do is travel a few miles and everything feels good and you get complacent. and then you come around the corner or especially going across the bridge taking a ramp, and that's really going to find the problems. >> reporter: more than 45 million people are expected to travel between december 15 and january 2. from sfo, jackie ward, kpix 5. >> jackie, it sounds like sfo is trying to ease the stress that can come with traveling. it's doing so in an unusual way. how are they doing that? >> reporter: so we've heard of therapy dogs who are there to just offer a nice, you know, animal to pet, to relax passengers as they travel. but now sfo has a therapy pig. we have a picture of her, of course, her name is lelu the newest member of the wag brigade here at sfo. so she greets people. she does some tricks. and she even plays a toy piano.
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allegedly. i haven't seen it. but can't confirm that but i have seen reports that say she can play the piano. she will be here at terminal 3 starting at noon today. kenny? >> jackie, thank you. a lot of travelers will be happy to see that pig over there at sfo. >> it's cute. playing the piano? you betcha! >> you need it at the airport. >> it's chilly out there. >> it is. it's cold again. yesterday i walked -- you know, i cannot remember covering up my plants so many times even before winter. >> yeah. >> i just last night said forget about it. >> let them die. > the poinsettias. it's like covering up. it's another frosty start to our day today. away from the day we have temperatures in the 20s in the north bay communities right now. freezing in throughout the tri- valley. take a peek right now. clear skies towards the bay bridge. air temperatures 32 degrees in livermore. it is now 29 degrees in pleasanton. also 29 degrees santa rosa. 30s common up and down the peninsula. san francisco 43 degrees. this is the deal. satellite-radar does indicate
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we did start off with a few clouds this morning. they are wiping away, all associated with a small disturbance just anchored off the big sur coast. so as the clouds go away we are starting to see the setup of an offshore flow which means some northeast winds today drying out the atmosphere. so if it feels dry on your skin today, that is why. notice our temperatures below average again today. 50s pretty common in throughout moss and montara beaches all the way into half moon bay. 50s from sfo to foster city and to east palo alto, also palo alto at 54 degrees. los gatos and saratoga in the low 50s. when you couple in a northeast wind 10 to 20 you have a little bit of a chill in the air, mid- 50s common around san jose back through santa clara. east bay numbers 50 to 52 degrees from dublin, danville, blackhawk, san ramon, san ramon valley into the mid-50s. rentwood, tracy, oakley, discovery bay. also in the low 50s.
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northeast breeze in stinson beach for the visibility, unlimited, 54 degrees at the coast today, 52 novato and upstream only high 40s in ukiah today. we have one more chance of rain for 2016. we'll pinpoint that day coming up. but right now let's bring her in, it's gianna back in the house. >> a close eye on 101 and 92. we have reports of a structure fire off the freeway, smoke both directions 101 near 9292 itself may also affected. right now traffic is okay because it is very light. light conditions expected this morning a lot of folks with the day off. 13 minutes now across the san mateo bridge from 880 to 101 so not seeing too many delays. but again it may be a bit of a distraction so heads up. northbound 101 if you are traveling from 92 to the 80 split, give yourself about 19 minutes so pretty clear if you are heading to sfo. no delays on 280 east 92, 280 to 101 out of half moon bay, traffic pretty quiet. and also don't forget there is a modified schedule for bart today mostly affecting the pittsburg-bay point line during
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the commute hours. they will have instead of trains every minutes, they are running every 10 to 15 minutes and no ace train service today. back to you. this morning, three people are recovering in the hospital after a shooting and separate fight outside a san francisco nightclub just after 2:30 yesterday morning outside the grand in soma. police say that the incidents are not related. one person was arrested in the assault. but the shooting suspect is still on the loose. all three men who were injured are expected to be okay. police are looking for the thief who stole a massive menorah from a park in san francisco. authorities say it disappeared within the last two days. it's nearly 6 feet tall and weighs about 150 pounds. it was installed about two weeks ago in washington square north beach. members of the north beach chabad discovered it was gone when they went to light the first candle for hanukkah over the weekend. police don't have any suspects and it's still unclear why someone would take the menorah.
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a southern california synagogue was vandalized on the first night of hanukkah. rabbis at the living torah center in santa monica discovered it yesterday morning. someone had thrown and smeared feces against the window. police aren't sure if the synagogue was targeted for religious reasons but one of the rabbis pointed out that no other buildings in the area were vandalized. >> why did you pick this place this night, ha, the night that we lit the menorah in the window? it's not nice to do not just to our synagogue but any religious institution out there. >> the synagogue has been targeted before. just last month the organization received threatening phone calls and a note. a man interrupted services with a nazi salute. police are stepping up patrols. benicia police are asking for your help identifying this man. they say that he broke into two convenience stores last week. this is video from the first one at a superstop at the southampton shopping center. when police arrived, the suspect had already fled and moved on to a nearby chevron gas station. officers say that he got away
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with cash from both stores. he was last seen driving a dark colored bmw sedan. they believe he is involved in some burglaries in napa. it is now 6:09. ♪[ music ] >> more than 50,000 people in germany were forced out of their homes for christmas after a giant bomb is found buried underground. >> and president obama with a special message for the troops on his final christmas as commander-in-chief this year. >> 6:09 from the kpix weather center. we have one more shot at rain for 2016. we'll pinpoint that date to expect it. >> fairly quiet on the roadways no delays at the bay bridge. we'll have an update on 101 and 92. ,, ♪ think of your fellow man.
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good morning. 6:12 on this monday, december 26. happy boxing day! we're taking a look out towards the bay bridge from the transamerica pyramid and from each one of the 48 floors over 10,000 windows you have a spectacular view this morning. clear skies. temperatures still cool from the 20s to the 30s and 40s. we'll talk about any kind of a warmup and when you can expect it coming up in less than 4 minutes. in san jose, two families are grieving after a head-on crash left a mother and teen dead. relatives of 25-year-old jessica zamora stood by the road where she died on christmas day. police say that the mother was likely driving under the influence when she crossed the median at capitol expressway yesterday and hit a car with a couple and their 14-year-old son. the teenaged boy died in the accident. now jessica's relatives find it tough to cope with the tragedy and timing. >> we don't even know it's christmas now.
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the pain that we're feeling, um, and the sadness that and sorrow that this brings to us. this whole situation. it's not only about her but also the little boy that died, as well. >> san jose police say this is the 47th fatal car crash in the city this year. new this morning, tens of thousands of germans are being allowed to go back home after a world war ii era bomb was successfully defused. the bomb was discovered last week in augsburg during construction work on an underground car park. more than 50,000 people were told to leave their homes yesterday morning. the bomb was dismantled a few hours later. it's reported to have come from a 1944 british air raid which destroyed the old town. president obama is spending his final holiday season as commander-in-chief in hawaii. he and his wife went to a marine corps base to visit with servicemen. >> although this will be my last time addressing you as president, um, i want you to know that as a citizen, my
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gratitude will remain and our commitment to standing by you every step of the way, that won't stop. >> before they met with the troops, mr. and mrs. obama spent christmas morning opening gifts and playing games with their children. all around the bay area, volunteers spent christmas day helping the less for the national, as well. saint anthony's's in san francisco served up 3,000 meals. volunteers got there at 5 a.m. to start preparing. among those lending a helping hand, the indiana university football team, hoosiers playing in the foster farms bowl on wednesday at levi's stadium. volunteers are the salvation army picked up meals for people in san francisco who are homebound. drivers loaded up their cars with boxes and delivered christmas meals to 4,000 people. christmas may be over but the holidays are just kicking off down under. >> today people in australia
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are celebrating boxing day. [ screaming ] >> this may seem like deja vu for americans who went black friday shopping last month. big crowds waited in long lines in sydney. this mall welcomed shoppers with an explosion of confetti. unlike here in the u.s., aussies department stores only opened about 5 hours earlier than usual. [ inaudible ] >> 3:00 in the morning. >> what did you think? [ inaudible ] >> you're here. >> yeah. happy to be here, totally. >> boxing day is also celebrated in the uk and canada. i do all my shopping online. >> yeah. forget the lines, right? earlier we heard some guy saying, like, we are going to shop without the husbands. that's the way to do it, right? >> do you guys celebrate boxing day? >> no. [ laughter ] >> it's always been big in my house.
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there's a couple of different theories what it means. um, the boys, the canadian in the household, he always said that boxing day was because you would went outside to empty your crash from christmas and you met your neighborhood and you share a gift with each other and come on in and that's what the box is all about. it's a gift. the europeans say it's all about the king and queen days they would gift servants gifts. >> i thought boxing like. >> when you fight about the gifts. >> big fight in vegas this weekend! [ laughter ] >> i have a gift for all of you. how about this? good news now 101/92. we were dealing with some troubles due to a structure fire off to the side of the road but we just checked in with chp. they said things are diminishing and it's not causing a visual hazard anymore along the peninsula so 101 near ralston, 101, 92, both directions everything looks good. traffic is flee flowing so things should be moving along nicely through there. in fact, live look at the san mateo bridge, easy breezy 880 to 10114 minutes westbound out of hayward into foster city.
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this morning. jumping over to take a look at our drive times, if you are making a trek to sfo this morning via 101 no problem northbound 101/92 to the 80 split 19-minute drive time clear along 280 and no delays out of half moon bay headed towards san mateo this morning. let's jump over to the eastshore freeway. traffic is still pretty clear. we haven't had any troubles here westbound no delays as you work your way from the carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze this morning. bay bridge has been very quiet. haven't had any troubles at all as you work your way toward the toll plaza. you are clear all the way into san francisco. will the skies be clear today? roberta? >> could be clear today, gianna. thank you for asking. good morning, everybody. we did start off with a few clouds all associated with this little measly trough off the coast at 6:18 right now. the coast is clear. bayside we are clear conditions. and so clear and cold in our inland areas, currently 29 degrees in santa rosa. it's freezing in livermore. backing through dublin and san ramon. pleasanton is already checking in at 29 degrees this morning.
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redwood city in the mid-30s around the peninsula all the way into santa clara valley in the mid-30s. low 40s in san francisco. but we're picking up a bit of a breeze in san francisco up to 10. so that makes it feel even colder than the 40s into the windchill factor into the high 30s. ten-mile-per-hour winds in half moon bay. i have been noticing the winds because we were picking up a 30- mile-per-hour gust at mount diablo earlier this morning. northerly at 14. this is almost like an offshore component that's setting up so breezy in the higher elevations. only a couple of weather watchers are awake this morning. linda, thank you so much from fairfield reporting 35 degrees. katie in hayward at 38. here's what you need to know. today some frosty temperatures inland as you kick-start this brand-new workweek the last week of 2016. it will pan out to be sunny albeit cool today and then a chance of rain returns for our last chance of rain for 2016 on friday. satellite-radar again area of
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low pressure anchored 200 miles or the coast of big sur bringing light precipitation into point conception and santa barbara. statewide 57 degrees clear skies in monterey bay. low 50s in throughout the sacramento valley no tule fog. started 2 below zero in truckee up to 35 degrees. 50 in eureka and also in ukiah. tahoe forecast, perfect skiing and boarding conditions. cold today, but almost spring- like on tuesday with that recent 15-inch base. 7:24 sunrise. tonight's temperatures again into the 20s, 30s and 40s. after realizing a high temperature at mineta international airport at san jose of 54 degrees. but i'm going to go out to 55 degrees. that will be in the willow glen area. 52 in redwood city. low 50s in vallejo, benicia, martinez. north-northeast wind fluctuating today 10 to 15, 20
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miles per hour. extended forecast, dry conditions and almost balmy wednesday, thursday. cooler with that chance of rain showers friday. and it will be dry over the weekend. that's a look at this last week of 2016. weather forecast. we have lots more to talk about. don't go away. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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this is the seasoning of giving but of warriors have no plans to give the cavs a gift since the first meeting since the nba final. the "dubs" led for all but 42 seconds in the game but collapsed in the 4th quarter. derailment derailment after early foul trouble. the warriors looked like they were going to pull away in the fourth. kevin durant floater puts the "dubs" up by 14.
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kevin durant finished with 36 points and 15 boards. cavs final seconds irving hits the fadeaway. over klay thompson to give cleveland a 1-point lead. irvin scored 14 of his 25 in the fourth. last chance for the warriors. but they didn't get a shot off. kevin durant falls as time expires. cavs win 109-108. in football ben bernanke and the steelers punch their ticket pot post-season. ben roethlisberger hits antonio brown for the game winner with 9 seconds left. pittsburgh beats baltimore 31- 27 to clinch the afc north. could there be a quarterback controversy in kansas city? he provided the exclamation point for the chiefs. they pound the broncos 33-10. and denver is officially out of the play-offs. the warriors return home. they play their next game on wednesday. and then they will play nine of their next 10 games at home. have a great monday. ♪[ music ] time now 6:25.
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the death of pop icon george michael hitting close to home for some fans here in the bay area. why they say he was much more than just an artist. >> reporter: millions of people travel this time of year and sfo has done a good job managing those crowds but at other airports around the country, not going as smoothly.
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people on board. and a christmas day calamity for ern california w we are learning more about what brought down a jet over the black sea killing all 92 on board. >> a christmas day calamity when a mud slide hits an
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apartment complex in southern california. >> we have frosty temperatures inland. we'll talk about the next chance of rain coming up. >> up early out the door you're in luck. freeways look good. details coming right up. good morning. it's monday, december 26. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm maria medina in for michelle griego. it's 6:30. breaking news in san mateo where crews are on the scene of a house fire. the one-alarm fire started at home on newbridge avenue around 4:30 a.m. no injuries have been reported. and the fire is now out. right now there's no word on how it started. the music world is mourning the loss of iconic british pop star george michael. his family says that the 1980s music icon died peacefully at home in england over the holidays. michael gained worldwide fame as half of the british boy duo known as wham. he split from his band mate in 1986 and then launched his massively successful solo
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career. and in san francisco's castro district, popular music veteran uses blared his biggest -- venues player his biggest tribute, last christmas. some say he gave them a voice before he "came out" publicly. >> for people who were gay they didn't have to say they were gay to know that we connected with them on a different level. george michael was that guy. like we all knew he was "cool" and we could relate to him way before he actually publicly announced. >> others in the castro told us that they will always remember michael, his bold fashion choices including those little leather jackets. [ laughter ] slick roads and packed airports could make long distance travel pretty treacherous today. kpix 5's jackie ward is live at sfo to break down the concerns. jackie. >> reporter: roads are ice free here because we are in san francisco. so we're for the national in
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that aspect and it's pretty calm here for now. it's early still, though, so we don't expect it to stay this quiet as the day goes on. sfo officials recommend people get to the airport at least two hours before they fly if that's domestic. if they are flying internationally, they suggest you get here three hours before your flight. just getting to the airport may be difficult in places like chicago, minneapolis, milwaukee. southwest airlines issued a travel advisory there because of the forecast weather conditions. in minnesota ice on the roads is making it slippery getting to the airport. >> those ramps start icing up gunmen. dot will be out but if you happen to be taking an exit ramp at that right moment when the temperatures drop and d.o.t. hasn't been out you have to watch the exits. sfo officials are suggesting that people use the domestic garage to get picked up and dropped off. and as long as cars are staying there for about 10 minutes or less, they are hoping that by doing that, traffic congestion
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up here will be a little bit more manageable. at sfo, jackie ward, kpix 5. thank you so much, jackie. and it was a rare white christmas in some parts of arizona. take a look at the flagstaff area. some people there say it is the first time they have seen -- that's a lot of snow, too, -- they have seen snow on christmas. >> four families in san diego county were forced out of their homes christmas morning after this river of mud surrounded their apartment complex. the mud slide seeped through a back wall in one of the units. crews were busy yesterday cleaning up the mess. the red cross is working on finding a place for those families to stay. time check, 6:33. roberta is back with a check of weather. we have some cold conditions. >> we do have some frigid conditions right now but, you know, all the snow we saw in the arizona area and all the rain we saw in san diego was the same area of low pressure that brought almost 2 feet of snow in the high sierra and now in its wake some frigid temperatures locally. our live weather camera
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outdoors, isn't it brightening up a lot sooner? do you like when it's brighter early in the morning. yes. >> me, too. >> it's like we're in the dark the whole morning. 41 degrees in oakland right now. san francisco at 42. check out santa rosa at 29. it's freezing in livermore this morning. and good morning to you in san jose at 35 degrees. peninsula stuck into the mid- 30s. we do have the skies clearing out even though we begin our morning with a few high, thin clouds and that was all associated with a disturbance that's off the big sur coast. temperatures still unseasonably cool for this 26th day of the month of december into the 50s in half moon bay. even around 50 in colma, back through south san francisco, right around east palo alto and palo alto at 54 degrees. mid-50s will be common through atherton and would side but when you get into some of the wooded shaded areas around la honda a high of 50 to 52 degrees atherton same, low 50s in los gatos and sar sewing ga wing is around to the eastern portion of our bay area,
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temperatures similar to yesterday from 50 to about 53, 54 degrees. it will be around 50 today in the pleasanton area. low 50s in antioch, tracy, brentwood, discovery bay, mountain house, 51 degrees benicia, vallejo, american canyon, north bay numbers in the low to mid-50s, as well. skies clear, visibility unlimited. gorgeous day to get out and take some photographers along the seashore in stinson beach. 52 today in cloverdale. cooler than that in ukiah. we have a warmup and chance of rain all those details 48 after the hour but right now, good to see you, gianna. >> aww, thanks, roberta. so nice to be in this morning. pretty easy so far. it hasn't been too bad if you are heading out the door and early on your way to work westbound 80 looks good eastshore freeway no delays towards the bay bridge. here's a lovely shot of the bay bridge and you can see traffic looks great. very quiet conditions. 19 minutes to go from the carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze. give yourself a few more minutes to work your way across
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the upper deck into san francisco but things are very nice through there. all right, taking a look at mass transit there are some changes. modified schedule for bart during commute hours so less trains timing wise. instead of every 5 minutes, they will come every 10 to 15 minutes for bart. no ace train today. muni is on a holiday schedule. a sunday schedule in fact. and caltrain has some modifications. capitalcapitol corridor a regular schedule. vta sunday schedule. crest dinner cut short for nearly 2 dozen people in san ramon last night. they had to evacuate when a fire broke out at a chinese restaurant. crews were called to the place around 7:00. the fire started in the kitchen and then spread into a duct system. witnesses say that smoke could be seen about a mile away. that's damage to baskin- robbins, damage to the restaurant, and smoke damage to
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the neighboring buildings. one person complaining of smoke inhalation. >> everyone was able to get out safely. and all of the shops nearby were closed but authorities say that some have smoke damage. new details. officials in russia say a pilot error/a technical failure are the likely causes of yesterday's plane crash over the black sea. the country is observing a national day of mourning today as rescue teams continue to search for the 92 victims of the crash. the military jet crashed in the black sea just two minutes after taking off from sochi. dozens of singers in russia's military choir were on board. ♪[ music ] >> the intelligence agency said no sign of terror. world leaders did not put their differences aside on christmas day. president obama received heavy criticism yesterday from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. this in response to a u.n. resolution condemning israel's west bank settlement activity. the u.s. abstained from voting on the resolution, allowing the
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measure to pass. some republicans are slamming the president. >> he is in this desperate frenzy. what he is actually doing is setting up a whole series of things to distract trump. >> the obama administration views the settlements as an obstacle to a two-state solution between israelis and palestinians. netanyahu has requested a meeting with the u.s. ambassador to israel to discuss the decision. tonight is the third night of hanukkah. the jewish festival of light. last night a rabbi lit the second candle on a menorah in union square. the structure is named after the late bill graham. people gathered in the square to hear music and then observe the lighting ceremony at dusk. another ceremony is planned for night 3 tonight. that starts at 5 p.m. the national menorah was lit in washington, dc over the weekend. the orchestra also performed. this tradition on the national mall dates back to 1979 when president carter lit it for the first time. and today millions around
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the world will mark the first day of kwanzaa. this year has special meaning. this is the 50th anniversary of the first celebration of african-american history and culture. kwanzaa lasts through january 1. each day represents one of the seven guiding principals for african-americans. a trip to the grand canyon turns into a 26 hour hike in the middle of the night for a mother trying to save her family. she started after she and her husband and 10-year-old son lost gps service and their car ran off the road and karen decided to walk to the highway for help. she ended up hiking 30 hours straight in the dark with no winter boots. >> what kept her going was she said is that she didn't want her mother to bury her daughter, she didn't want her son to be without a mother, she didn't want her twin to be without a sister so she kept going. >> karen got to this cabin where she was rescued by a search party and hospitalized.
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her husband and son got help, as well. the family may vacation there again. it is now 6:40. a trip to the movies has become a popular christmas pastime. but for one oregon man, it turns into an ordeal he will never forget! >> and one bay area town has turned city hall into its newest piece of public art. we'll give you a look inside. ,,
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let's take a ride around the bay area to find out how cool it is this 26th day of december. low 50s at the seashore. san mateo topping off at 52 degrees. mid-50s in campbell. low 50s in los gatos and saratoga. east of the bay today with a bit of a north and then east wind 10 to 20 miles per hour,
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temperature-wise, only in the low 50s. but boy, the sky is blue. the visibility is unlimited. great day to be at the coast at stinson beach at 54 degrees through mill valley. terra linda, san rafael, all in the low 50s. yes! a little unseasonably cool today and cooler in ukiah in the high 40s. rain chances return. we'll talk about that in less than ten minutes. the holiday season a young man decides to treat himself and watch the newest "star wars" movie in the theaters but justin took a snooze during "rogue one." i don't know how you can sleep during that movie. and when he woke up, he was trapped! justin says he was startled to find himself alone in an oregon theater. he says it was so dark, he could only see his hands but bravely, justin made his way to the lobby even tripping on a motion sensor. [ laughter ] >> after all of that, he couldn't get out the front door. so he decided to come clean about this.
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called 911. >> getting a hold of them and i told him it's not an emergency. i'm just stuck in a movie theater here in cornelius. >> all right. so officers helped him get out through an emergency exit. they say it was nothing wrong, nothing criminal about justin's nap and that theater employees forgot to check the entire theater. a company is keeping up with a heavyweight. karina mitchell has today's moneywatch reported. >> reporter: ball street is closed monday -- wall street is closed monday in observance of christmas. on friday u.s. markets ended up. the dow added 14 points while the nasdaq gained 15. the u.s. dollar is stronger than it's been in more than a decade. but gold prices will try to recover from their 7th straight weekly decline when trading resumes tuesday. that's the longest stretch in 12 years. economists say the prospect of further interest rate hikes in
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2017 a strong dollar keeping prices lower. if you can't get enough, "pokemon go" is now available on apple's iwatch. the smart watch version won't actually let players catch pokemon. but they will be able to connect to the mobile game and collect eye embassy from poke stops and see nearby monsters. a new study finds bigger bubbles may be better for your bubbly. researchers in france's champagne region have determined larger bubbles may improve the way champagne tastes and smells. the larger bubbles deliver a jolt of the beverage's key flavor and aroma into the drinker's nose when taking a sip. and that's your moneywatch. for more, log on to in new york, i'm karina mitchell. all right. time now is 6:46. let's check in with gianna. >> good morning. it's been very easy on the roads this morning. in fact, no delays accidents or incidents to report right now. your free-flowing westbound eastshore freeway easy ride. in fact, all the way from the carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze this morning, once you get to
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the bay bridge you shouldn't have any troubles. look at that. very lightly traveled this morning. easy conditions westbound as you head into san francisco. give yourself about 20 minutes to make the trek and no delays in san francisco itself. but there are some modifications to mass transit for the week because of the holiday. so keep that in mind for bart, no ace train service today. they will be back at it tomorrow. muni is on a sunday schedule. and a modified train service for caltrain. also same goes for the golden gate ferries and buses. holiday schedule. holiday schedule as well for vta. and a sunday schedule for transamerica pyramid, capitol corridor is running on a regular schedule. just to keep in mind, enforced parking day and sweep meeting. golden gate bridge traffic is quiet out of marin into san francisco. pretty much an easy ride into san francisco this morning from all points. northbound 101 out of the south
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bay also looks good. 62 miles per hour as you work your way past capitol expressway and no delays on 280. let's get a look at the forecast. hi, roberta. >> hi there, gianna. good morning, everybody. it's our live weather camera at 6:48 this morning looking out there our kpix 5 studios. past the embarcadero towards the bay bridge and look at the sky, our stage manager matt pointed this out to me you can see a little bit of the moon out there. it's 6% waning crescent moon but we're able to see it because the skies are clear. area of low pressure pushed through early this morning providing with us a little bit of cloud cover but the clouds are now gone swept away by some winds that have been blowing offshore, temperatures upper 20s in santa rosa, frosty start in livermore throughout the tri- valley. it's cold in redwood city at 37 degrees. 42 in san francisco. mid-30s in throughout san jose into our santa clara, willow glen areas this morning. couple in the wind. 10 in san francisco. feels cooler than that 42 degrees. half moon bay through moss and montara beaches, all a little
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bit blustery early this morning. the winds are calm in the tri- valley but upstream we go to fairfield northerly wind at 14. diablo picking up wind gusts to 30 miles per hour this morning. these winds will be pretty sustained fluctuating north and northeast later today 10 to 15 and 20 miles per hour. linda mathers says she has been picking up winds to 15 this morning. it's clear, it's slightly windy. and that's in fairfield. she says brrr it's cold outside at35 degrees. thanks for checking in with us linda. this morning ferocity temperatures away from the bay sunny and cool this afternoon and we have a slight chance of ray on friday for the last day of rain showers in 2016. satellite-radar, area of low pressure is anchored about 200 miles off the big sur coast trying to edge the front into the point conception area and into los angeles. for the most part all this will wipe away. we have high pressure building in. ample sunshine from eureka through ukiah into monterey bay at 57 degrees. no tule fog in the central
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valley. it is now three degrees below zero in truckee. going to a high of 35 degrees. 47 degrees in yosemite. but i got to tell you, after a foot and a half of fresh powder, in throughout the north star area, alpine, squaw valley, heavenly, we have perfect skiing and boarding conditions today. 35 degrees. and spring-like conditions on tuesday! all right. san jose forecast with the sunshine today a bit of a breeze late day, computer models are suggesting an afternoon high gradually climbing to right around 54 degrees. i'm going to best that with 55 degrees in throughout alum rock and alviso, 50s at the peninsula, north bay, as well. 52, concord, clayton and walnut creek. antioch, low 50s. there you have the extended forecast showdownright balmy by midweek. enjoy your day. in palo alto, paying a bill or getting a permit got more exciting because city hall is transformed in high-tech style. this new 20-foot interactive video wall is the centerpiece of it all. the project was designed by a
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los angeles artist. this wall picks up twitter feeds from palo alto and around the world. there's even a kiosk where people can chip in to the conversation. >> the space is an extension of the public square or public forum that is the place for discourse but it's people's space. >> the video wall can be set up to project city hall meetings in real time. ♪[ music ] time now 6:51. bay area police are looking for suspects in a heartless crime targeting a sacred symbol of the holiday season. >> and it's a great day for travel if you are flying in or out of sfo. but that's not the case for other airports in the midwest. we'll tell you about the travel advisory there. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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paying tribute to british pop supe ive things to know at the :55. people around the world are paying tribute to british pop superstar george michael.
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the grammy winning singer rose to fame with the group wham before achieving solo success in the '80s and '90s. he died of heart failure yesterday at the age of 53. "star wars" actress carrie fisher is in the hospital. her mother actress debbie reynolds posted ontwitter that she is stable. she went in a cardiac arrest on a flight from london to los angeles on friday. yesterday's russia plane yesterday was headed to sochi to syria in the black sea two minutes after take-off. 92 people were killed. today is a national day of mourning in russia. police are looking for whoever stole a menorah in san francisco. it was installed in north beach. authorities say it was taken within the last two days. when members of the north by chabad went to light it it was gone. investigators are trying to
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determine the cause of a fire at a san ramon chinese restaurant. crews arrived at 7 p.m. the fire started in the kitchen. and then it spread into the duct system. no one was hurt. i'm jackie ward outside of sfo where we're expecting to have another busy day and, um, so far we don't see any reason for major delays. at least here in the bay area. but that's not case east towards every to the midwest because southwest airs issued a travel advisory there because of the wintry weather expecting. that means delays in chicago, milwaukee and minneapolis so places may be diverted or delayed in that part of the country. so back here in san francisco, airport officials recommend that you get here two to three hours before your flight. they also suggest dropping off and picking up passengers in the domestic garage so it will ease up some of this anticipated traffic congestion. from sfo, jackie ward, kpix 5. take a look at the roads so
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far, so good everything clear throughout the bay area. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. no delays out of marin into san francisco. just a heads up though. vista point parking lot will be closed through january 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to personal vehicles. you can still take a tour bus a corporate shuttle taxi or uber to get there. 92 looks good in both directions. no delays, 14 minutes 880 to 101. bay bridge quiet there out of the east bay into san francisco. traffic is clear from the carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze. and a live look at the nimitz freeway northbound with easy conditions as you work your way into oakland. all the way towards the maze. southbound no delays as you head into hayward. traffic is very clear. and a clear ride right now on 580 westbound towards the dublin interchange. 680 looks good also through walnut creek. that's your morning drive. roberta? beautiful start to the last monday of 2016. we have unlimited visibility, we have clear skies. yes, we have a little bit of a chill in the air at 29 degrees in santa rosa. 31 below freezing now in the livermore area.
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mid-30s redwood city back through most of the peninsula into belmont. san francisco 42 degrees. around the rim of the bay in the low 40s and san jose good morning to you. clear skies, 35 degrees. a bit of a breeze this morning. we'll have a north and east wind 10 to 15 sometimes 20. look at the numbers still well below where we should be for this time of the year. you will feel the coolness along the seashore but boy, you will be able to see forever. temperatures in the 50s pretty much from the coast through the peninsula. 51 degrees in los gatos and saratoga. 54 in milpitas. we swing around to the eastern portion of our bay area, these numbers very similar to yesterday from the low to the mid-50s at best p54 in san ramon. the closer you get to oakland we'll see 56. otherwise low 50s benicia and vallejo and antioch, same story santa rosa. a cool but clear stunning day across the bay area. a bit breezy late day. 50 in windsor.
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extended forecast, going to be balmy by midweek. and clear skies for revelling on saturday night. >> sounds good. thank you. a lot of people are enjoying the snow in the high country including these dogs. these are pictures from the avalanche team at heavenly mountain. the rescue dogs were out patrolling yesterday having some fun. the mountain got 15" of powder. nice, during the latest storm. >> meanwhile, cats around the country may soon be caught up in the selfie craze. because a canadian company has created an app for the kitties who used to pass up photo ops. well, it had to be called candid catmera. they thought they would be too defiant to pose for the photos so the app distracts them with games on the screen while secretly taking their pictures. [ laughter ] >> candid catmera is now available. >> everyone loves social media. >> i thought snapchat that caused snap cat. >> very clever. >> now you have to do the computer programming to come up with that app. captions by: caption colorado
7:00 am good morning to our viewers in the west. it's monday, december 26th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." pop music icon george michael, died suddenly on christmas day. we look back at his life in the spotlight as a superstar and provocative artist. the winter storm bringing blizzard conditions to the northern plains. millions will face dangerous driving conditions. a heavy cold forces queen elizabeth to miss church on christmas for the first time in decades. the new concern for her health, and the message she delivered to her country. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds.


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