tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS December 30, 2016 4:30am-5:01am PST
this week, less travel, right? >> yes. it didn't seem like i saw people on the roads going to work this morning. >> mmm. >> i was like going to work -- [ overlapping speakers ] [ laughter ] >> it's december 30, friday. thanks for joining us. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm anne makovec in for michelle griego. we have the lovely roberta and roqui with traffic and where. >> it's the r and r show. >> weather is looking good. >> i'm scared about the roberta show this weekend. are you going to get crazy? >> cray-cray! >> if you are ready for 2016 to be over raise your hands. i see it in the control booth they are raising their hands. >> i loved 2016! >> yeah. >> i'm always ready for a fresh start, you know? the new year new me is the saying. so what are your goals? tell me one. i asked you yesterday. today is the test. >> okay. >> what are you goals? >> think about it. >> we'll think about it. let's check the weather
because a lot of people wondering about their weekend plans. >> the weekend is going to be substantially cooler. that is the big headline. it will be dry on new year's eve. not as cold as it has been 38 in tri-valley, san jose 43. san francisco just shy of 50. not bad at all. later today, the numbers are coming down. we'll have the sunshine with increasing clouds into the 50s and low 60s. your new year's eve forecast is coming up. roqui? >> let's check the golden gate bridge. if you are heading from marin county into san francisco, that's an easy drive of just 14 minutes from 580 in san rafael to the toll plaza. same story here for the bay bridge if you are heading into san francisco. carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze will take you 10 minutes and no delay across the span. and here's a live look at the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city. a quick 13 minutes. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. bart trains will be running
at full speed this morning after an incident last night involving a trespasser in the transbay tube. during the evening commute rush people waiting on the flat form saw a man walk into the transbay tube in the embarcadero. photos of him walking on the track were posted to instagram. while he was in the tube trains packed with commuters couldn't run at full speed. they had to be operated manually which caused major delays while police officers searched for him. they eventually found and caught him two hours later. he made it more than a mile into the tube. as you can see, he was filthy when he came out! >> all right. we -- [ pause ] >> we are keeping an eye this morning on the russian consulate in san francisco. that's where diplomats have been ordered out. they are among dozens being expelled from the u.s. after president obama dropped the hammer over russia's pre- election hacking. already russia is threatening to retaliate. kpix 5's melissa caen takes a look at the new tensions brewing between the superpowers.
>> this is kind of a cat and mouse game, you know, "tit for tat." >> reporter: kpix 5 security analyst jeffrey harp is a former special agent for the fbi. he is not surprised by the expulsion of diplomats after u.s. intelligence claimed russia hacked emails to manipulate the election. >> anytime you have these big investigations, a result is usually somebody gets kicked out. >> reporter: in addition to the diplomats who have to leave, the obama administration announced sanctions against four russian intelligence officials and five agencies including the main russian intelligence agency called the gru. according to harp, some of the diplomats in san francisco being forced to leave may actually be working for one of those russian intelligence agencies. >> people come here under diplomatic cover. and they are doing things they probably aren't supposed to be doing. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump could lift the sanctions against russia but congress may have other plans. >> you can expect that the congress will investigate the
russian involvement in our elected and i predict there will be bipartisan sanctions coming that will hit russia hard particularly putin as an individual. >> reporter: this woman was raised in russia but lives in san jose. she was at the consulate today to get some documents and says she does not want to see a repeat of the cold war. >> i remember those times when i didn't have enough food and i wear the same clothes like everybody else. it wasn't nice. and i don't want to repeat that for anyone. not new generation, not old generation, because it's bad. >> reporter: in san francisco, melissa caen, kpix 5. >> president-elect donald trump's weighed in saying, quote, it's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things. nevertheless, in the interests of our country and its great people, i will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week in order to be updated on the facts of this situation. and just moments ago, russian president said they will not expel u.s. diplomats in response. hollywood found a touching way to express how it feels
after actress debbie reynolds died. the city's iconic chinese theater dimmed its lights in honor of the star. reynolds died of a stroke on wednesday just one day after her daughter carrie fisher also died. there are reports that a private joint funeral will be held for both actresses with a public memorial later. all right. a closer look at the weather forecast. fireworks on new year's eve. >> closer look. >> still working on my makeup, okay, roberta? [ laughter ] >> looking good. looking good. >> you're always looking gorgeous. we're looking ahead. we have a big change in our weather forecast coming up again. a lot of people have been complaining about how cold it has been except for yesterday we warmed up to the mid- to high 60s. now it all goes down him. this is our live weather camera looking out towards our sfo airport controller tower. [ simultaneous speakers i have to tell you something. i have been talking about this tower so much. you know matt our wonderful technician extraordinaire? he asked me if i was dating
somebody in the control tower. >> i think you are. >> i -- i have an infatuation with that tower. i love it. it's brand-new unveiled in october. and, um, it stands 221 feet tall and the airport traffic controllers tell me they can have optimum viewing of the airfield. so far no reports of sfo or any of our local airports. temperatures freezing in santa rosa. here's the deal. satellite and radar suggests we have all these clouds surging north. it will become partly cloudy today. temperatures are going down. 56 degrees the average high in pacifica. that's what we'll experience today. upper 50s low 60s common around the peninsula. today we swing around to the santa clara valley. 62 degrees in san jose back through willow glen, cupertino, and campbell also in the 60s. east bay numbers stacking up 50s and a few low 60s around pleasanton dublin and san ramon. north bay cooler into the 50s. full forecast still moments away but right now let's say hi to roqui. >> hi, roberta. good morning, everyone.
are those fireworks around your neck? i like that. good new year's eve dress. it's 4:36. let's take a look at your bay area roads. actually looking good this morning. i predict this will be the case for the remainder of the morning. off 205 moving at 55 miles per hour so things are up to speed across the altamont pass to the dublin interchange where traffic is moving smoothly, as well. altamont pass to 680 will just take you 14 minutes. and if you are traveling into the peninsula, here's a live look at the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city. a quick 13 minutes. same story across the span of the bay bridge. from the carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze that will take you 18 minutes. then expect no delay across the span into downtown san francisco. bart has a holiday schedule -- excuse me, bart is on time. ace train has a holiday schedule. one, 7, 8 and 10 will not run today. muni express buses most of those won't be running due to the holiday. and larkspur ferry is on a reduced schedule whereas sausalito ferry is on a regular schedule i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you.
tonight in richmond, people will take to the streets as part of the annual feast fire night walk against gun violence. the campaign was started a few years ago to try to curb a spike in crime in the city. the walk starts at the corner of mcdonald avenue and harbor way at 7:00 tonight. surveillance video has surfaced showing a brazen daylight shooting on a san francisco street corner. it happened on december 5 in the bayview. you can see that man there on the right of your screen some sort of skeleton mask up lane street peering around the corner and pulls out a gun and fires at that black car driving down palou avenue just feet away from the gunfire. a woman and her kids take cover behind that van when police got there they say there was no sign of that man or the car. with huge crowds expected tomorrow night in san francisco for new year's eve celebrations, san francisco police are preparing for that. dozens of extra officers will be patrolling the embarcadero ahead of the midnight fireworks show. officers will also be keeping a close eye on the bars along
polk and geary and in the mission. last year's show brought out thousands of people. >> we're not going to allow any type of public intoxication or drinking in public and we are encouraging please use public transportation into the city or rideshare companies because there's no excuse for driving under the influence. >> the department will get realtime updates from all over the city on new year's eve allowing them to move officers wherever they may be needed. in oakland's fruitvale neighborhood concern is growing over lead poisoning. but kpix 5's jessica flores shows us some say water is not what people should be worried about. >> reporter: according to a report from reuters, in oakland's fruitvale district out of 500 kids tested more than 7% had elevated levels of lead in their system. that's worse than flint, michigan. >> should folks in the fruitvale be worried about drinking the water? >> no. flint, the problem was the water system. alameda county, no. >> reporter: larry brooks is
with alameda county's lead prevention program. he says the problem, the lead paint used on homes prior to 1978. >> deteriorated lead-based paint can be found throughout oakland. most of the homes built in oakland were built prior to 1980. 90%. >> reporter: the healthy homes department educates public and provides grants to qualifying low income residents to upgrade homes. >> over the last 10 years, we have' treated over 5000 children for lead poisoning here in alameda county. it is still a clear present danger for children who are living in aging homes. >> reporter: but brooks believes it's not just a fruitvale problem; it's widespread as education on lead poisoning goes up, he says so will screening and health officials might find even more children with elevated levels
of lead in their blood. >> there is no safe level. my goal is zero percent. >> reporter: alameda county has over $3 million to help low income homeowners deal with lead in their homes. in oakland, i'm jessica flores, kpix 5. >> if you are concerned your child may affected by lead poisoning, call your doctor and request a blood test. time now 4:41. ♪[ music ] >> a bystander rescues a teen after he falls through thin ice near lake tahoe. we'll hear from the bay area hero next. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
summoned his survival skills - to save a teenage boy. reporter drew bollea shows us how a holiday at lake tahoe a bay area professor rolled up his sleeves and summoned his survival skills to save a teen boy. reporter drew bollea shows us how a holiday stroll becomes an icy rescue. >> cuts and scratches i got from the ice. >> reporter: his hands tell the story. >> both our blood was on the jackets and the medics were coming. >> reporter: a frantic two minutes where the only thing
separating live and death was a thin sheet of broken ice. >> he has worse cuts than i do. both of us struggling to move backward as the ice is cutting us up. >> reporter: ian lives in oakland and was visiting family in south lake tahoe when they went for a walk. the group saw the 13-year-old boy walking his bike across the frozen water. >> my sister-in-law yells out, screams and says, he is in the water! >> reporter: whitmarsh called for help. >> he said help me, please. >> reporter: hesitant at first, whitmarsh makes a bold decision and goes on the fragile ice. >> it was extremely scary. the whole time i was scared. >> reporter: he says that he grew up in michigan which is why he knew to lay flat on the ice and slide out to get to the 13-year-old boy and that's how both of them slid back to shore ultimately saving his life. >> his voice when he said, help me, please, it didn't sound good. it sounded like he was -- he was really struggling. >> reporter: the boy was taken to the hospital with severe hypothermia. he was later released though
and is doing okay. >> felt really powerful that, um, felt really powerful that, i don't know, he is alive and he is all right. >> reporter: the local sheriff's department plans to give him a medal for bravery but whitmarsh says he is just happy both of them are alive. in south lake tahoe, drew bollea, kpix 5. >> the sheriff's department plans to give whit marsh the civilian medal for bravery. an uber driver in sacramento is being praised for helping save a teen from a sex trafficking ring. police say keith avila picked up the girl and two women for a ride to a nearby hotel. but he became suspicious when the conversation turned to how to's of solicitation. he called police after dropping them off. >> give them a hug, pat them down, make sure they don't have no weapon. and then you want to say, um, do you have my donation? before you do anything, you ask first. do you have my donation? >> officers showed up and arrested the two women along with the man who was waiting at the hotel for the 16-year-old
girl. in the east bay, dozens of harbor seals have lost their favorite sunbathing spot in the name of transportation infrastructure. >> but kpix 5's da lin shows us why locals in alameda are pushing to make sure these seals have enough space to relax. >> reporter: 27 harbor seals sunbathing. if you think that's a tight squeeze, check out this photo taken on christmas eve. >> we saw 49 fall out. and that was a record. we never saw that before. it -- it -- we were dumbfounded because the record we had seen was, like, 38. >> reporter: the harbor seal monitor counts the seals. over the summer he and volunteers were concerned they wouldn't return. the harbor seals have been lounging on this old doctor years until the water emergency transportation authority removed it in july to make room for a new ferry maintenance facility. but neighbors lobbied and the ferry agency built this platform made of concrete and
styrofoam. >> if we had to move it, we had to move it 900 feet from the construction zone. >> reporter: it works. they came back. >> we see them fishing all the time. so fish, protection, safety, that's what they need. >> reporter: but some neighbors want the ferry agency to build at least one more. this platform is about 500 square feet. >> it's too small. i think it will be too small when the spring comes in and you have the baby seals. >> reporter: they hope it will pay for a second platform. for now the seals are happy. >> they are relaxing. >> what do you think the seals are doing? >> sleeping. >> are they comfy? >> yeah. >> yeah. i'd say they're definitely relaxing and -- and enjoying the sunshine. [ laughter ] >> reporter: volunteers say this is the best time of the year to check them out. you will see a lot of them between 2:00 and 3:00. that's the warmest part of the day. of course, they love lounging in the sun. in alameda, i'm da lin, kpix 5.
time now 4:43. >> we have three different systems that will affect our weather. the only thing is, um, they are not juicy systems? so we are not going to see a lot of rain from them. but if we did, we could have snow levels down to 1,000 feet which is rare. last time was three years ago encompassing sunol and pleasanton and crystal springs. we'll get to that forecast. right now let's start what you can expect out the door. 31 in santa rosa now. we are 5 degrees warmer at this hour than 24 hours ago. 38 in liver. san francisco 48. 43 in san jose. satellite and radar indicates this area of low pressure is kicking some rain into the los angeles basin and up towards
the santa barbara area making tracks towards santamaria and san luis obispo. they are filtering in from the south and a shield across the bay area today. we'll have some cooler air mass in the bay area. rain off the coast wants to move into the bay area from time to time but if we see any rain generally less than .10". by sunday albeit dry for the brand-new year, another system wants to work into our forecast. and again, minimal precipitation. the main feature will be the cooler air mass. meanwhile today for this big getaway day 57 degrees state capital was just talking about mid-60s across monterey bay. highs 40s in the greater lake tahoe area. go ahead and key in on san jose. by lunch hour today approaching 50 degrees with an afternoon high slated for 63 degrees. 64. that will be at mineta international airport. otherwise, around the rose garden district we are talking
about low 60s back through willow glen, all the way into cupertino and campbell. mountain view in the high 50s. 55 degrees in san rafael so cooler by a good five, six degrees in many of our neighborhoods. here's the extended forecast. whoops! okay. somebody dropped off the 5 there. you didn't see that. [ laughter ] >> that's the last mistake of 2016! dry for new year's eve. >> 2 degrees! [ laughter ] >> at least you're watching. >> if that's any indication of how 2017 is going to go, we're in trouble! [ laughter ] it's 5 -- okay, second mistake of 2016! it's 4:50. let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. if you are heading on 80 westbound between the carquinez bridge and the maze. that will take you about 18 minutes. expect no delay as you cross the span into downtown san francisco. same story at the nimitz freeway looking good in both directions. 880 northbound from 238 in san leandro to the maze will take 16 minutes and across the span of the san mateo bridge, that's a quick 14-minute drive between
hayward to foster city. that's 880 to 101. now moving over to some events happening that might cause some delays but maybe not. dallas mavericks versus the warriors tonight, game time at 7:30 at oracle so expect some delays on the nimitz freeway. and if you are heading into the south bay for the sharks game philadelphia flyers versus the san jose sharks puck drops at 7 p.m. also we have some things going on in san francisco. critical mass bike ride. now this causes a lot of chaos in the city lots of bikes out there to watch out for so this begins at 6 p.m. so you want to make sure you're keeping an eye on those delays. and also those bikes. drive safely. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. right now 20,000 people are staring at a live stream waiting for a bald eagle to hatch. the first cracks on one of two eggs look at that, see a little beak poking through eventually. >> coming out like a hatchimal.
the 50-million dollar lawsuit walmart and amazon have been hit with a multi-million dollar lawsuit by a rap grew run dmc. the $50 million lawsuit accuses the companies of selling products that infringe with the run dmc trademark including hats, glasses, and t-shirts that use the group's name or logo. the group says the companies
are confusing shoppers into believing that run dmc endorses those products. no comment from the companies. and amazon's next warehouse could be in the clouds. betty yu shows us the online retail giant just pulled a patent for flying fulfillment center. >> reporter: it appears that the sky isn't the limit for amazon. patent filings reveal a future where anything warehouses may send delivery drones to your door. its paperwork details plans for what the company calls an airborne fulfillment center such as an airship or blimp stocked with products that would float at about 45,000 feet. when a customer places an order, a drone would be dispatched. >> i think it's really cool. i mean, this is a great idea. they are going to put a warehouse up in the sky. and let's face it. we need to be thinking really creatively about this stuff. >> reporter: tech experted russell hancock with joint venture silicon valley says drone delivery via warehouses
in the sky isn't farfetched. although getting regulatory approval from aviation authorities would be complex. amazon is thinking big. >> it so happens that one of the most pressing problems facing metropolitans today is the freeways an congestion on the arterials and here's a way to get delivery vehicles off the roads and making more room for our growing population. >> reporter: amazon filing suggests this system could reduce resources needed to make deliveries. it also says that the blimps could be useful, for example, at sporting events at stadiums. earlier this month, amazon successfully made its first delivery by drone in the uk and is moving forward with expanding to customers near its british facility. in san jose, betty yu, kpix 5. an unruly couple marched off a plane in handcuffs after their behavior forced the pilot to turn the plane around 20 minutes after take-off. [ screaming and cursing ] >> stop, stop, stop!
[ cursing ] >> why, why? >> the vice president of citibank and his girlfriend were removed from the flight. unclear the motive. the flight was 2.5 hours late to los angeles. a major recall from honda. minivans have defective seats. the second row could move unexpectedly instead of locking into place. that could increase the risk of injury in a crash. honda will replace the odyssey parts free of charge. it affects vans made between 2011 and 2016. no injuries have been reported. time now 4:57. a dramatic heist in san francisco. what the suspects were able to get away with. >> reporter: the countdown is on for new year's eve celebrations. but not so fast! the warning from san francisco police. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
michelle. let's get a look at weather and traffic. here's roberta gonzales good morning. it's friday, december 30. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm anne makovec in for michelle griego this morning. last friday of 2016. the countdown is certainly on. let's get a look outside. that is the beautiful bay bridge. a lot of people are going to be coming across that bridge tomorrow to watch the big fireworks show in san francisco. we are getting ready to ring in the new year. >> are we going to have clear conditions for that fireworks show? >> no. but it will still be nice. [ laughter ] >> it's going to be partly cloudy. the main thing is going to be the cold weather moving in. we're so tired, it's been so cold for so long, but even colder air mass is coming this way to kick-start the brand-new year. i know anne you were saying you're going to be out on a boat? >> i am. so i mean, i'm going to be able to see the fireworks, right? >> yes, you will. that's the best place to be on the boat in the bay. >> it's going to be clear enough to see them? >> it will be. we'll have partly cloudy