tv KPIX 5 News at 11PM CBS February 18, 2018 11:00pm-11:31pm PST
the winter chill sweeping the bay area, next scaffolding came crashing down in san francisco today. good evening, i'm juliette now at 11:00. gusts of winter wind so strong scaffolding came crashing down in san francisco today. good evening. today was a small taste of what was to come as the winds pick up and the temperatures drop. we are live in san francisco with what caltrans is doing to prepare, joe? >> reporter: brian, the
breezes definitely went up. the temperatures have dropped and especially since it has been so balmy lately there weather is starting to get uncomfortable for some. not everybody but some. >> it is really cold but i am sure it will get colder. >> you are bothered by this? >> yes. [ laughter ] >> kind of. that is why we are trying to run to the car right now. >>and you? >> i love this weather. >> this weather, a cold snap, only just begun to roll into the bay area. >> i can not deal with it. >> how are you holding up? >> i am very cold. [ laughter ] >> already the winds are whipping up. strong gusts caused problems. >> it sounded like a earthquake, did not feel like it but loud. >> reporter: the police blocked off the sidewalk and the streets around this condo under construction on market. fire officials tell me the high winds blew the material off of the roof of the building. it landed in the trees, on the ground, and even in the stair
well of the train escalator. no one was hurt. the winds are causing white taps on the bay. small beyond the -- boats possibly in distress but so far no rescues. snow is blowing into the sierra. not a lot but there may be more to come and a dusting of the white stuff in lower elevations in the bay area. as the temperatures drop into the 30s and even the 20s in some places. >> there is specific areas that we do have the sand that we need. nothing we deal with in oakland and san francisco. we will play that one by ear. >> bottom line, cold tphert overnight hours tomorrow and tuesday. so, brace for it and bundle up, bay area. at least put on some pants. >> do you think wearing shorts will make it warmer?
was hopeful. yes, not helping. [ laughter ] >> all right. he is from pennsylvania so he gets a pass for today but since it is going to get chillier as we go along here into tomorrow and the next day, my guess is that you might find him in slacks. reporting live in san francisco, kpix5. >> all righty, thank you, joe. where is it coming from? from the gulf of course. for the first time in awhile pressing the arctic air to the south and the bay area beginning last night. continuing today. winds picked up, temperatures came down, freeze warnings are posted as a result for tomorrow night when the temperatures plunge into the coldest spot in the middle 20s? no surprise to see winter weather advisories out here beaming on the lake in the sierra. but in the bay area? there are winter weather advisories as well. in fact, the kpix high doppler is picking up snow. we will have that for you when we cover the forecast in just a few minutes. new tonight, crews worked quickly to get the fire under control in san francisco.
flames broke out at 7:00. in the tender loin. one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and expected to be okay. four others were forced from the building, the cause of the fire is under investigation. something you don't see every day. a small plane made an emergency landing on 101 in the south bay. it skidded safely to a stop not far from the airport near morgan hill. pilot said he had engine troubles shortly after take off. he decided to land on the northbound lanes of 101. crews then had to toe it after it landed 4.5 miles, they took it off of an exit to nearby airport. not easy. crew his to unhook the plane and finesse it through getting by mail boxes and sometimes with inches to spare >> have you seen anything like there? >> not at all. it is crazy.
>> this pilot did an outstanding job. i mean exceptional to be able to do what he did on that -- on the 101. >> that is as good, that is extraordinary. the pilot was all right. no one injured. no damage anywhere. whole thing took 2 hours. >> tonight, oakland a's pitcher is telling his story from last week's deadly shooting in parkland, florida. >> he recently graduate friday there and was scheduled to practice on the field the day of the attack. a text message from his baseball coach saved his life, right? >> he did. >> reporter: he only graduate friday douglas high school two years ago. now he is working his way through the miner leagues with the a's. he was supposed to practice with his old high school baseball team that fateful wednesday afternoon. the same afternoon 17 people were killed. >> i was supposed to be at the school right when school was ending. i was going to go and throw. >> reporter: even though he
already graduated from douglas he never got too far away from his high school's baseball diamond. >> i went back and practiced a lot during the off season with douglas baseball team. >> reporter: he was supposed to meet his pitching coast around the same time the 19- year-old, cruz, opened fire. >> got a text from my old baseball coach told me not to show up, there was a shooter. >> i called a lot of people they knew at the school and some would not answer and some would. it was like -- nerve wracking you can say. >> reporter: 17 people died and 14 more injured. one killed school's athletic director, chris hixon. >> i saw him all of the time on the field. came to a lot of our baseball banquets and he is a really nice guy. >> reporter: that is why in the aftermath of the tragedy, jesus wanted to help. he set up a college scholarship
fund in chris's name. >> we want his legacy to go on and continue to help kids like he had done for most of his life. >> reporter: to learn more about the fund, visit our web site. back to you. today three more of the florida high school victims were laid toest included a teacher who shielded his students, young people at a hraly near the site of last wednesday's massacre called for stronger gun laws, they said their own lives are at stake. >> it is not something that we can accept as a normal because no way is it normal. >> reporter: if you are a strong second amendment person you need to slow down and take a look at reasonable things that can be done to answer these young people. >> the students are planning a march for gun control next month in washington and calling for a nationwide school walkout in april. the 19-year-old gunman in florida used an assault rifle he bought legally.
now senator feinstein wants to raise minimum age for that type of purchase. current law prohibits licensed dealers from selling a handgun to anyone under 21. the legal age for rifles is 18. san francisco mayor tweeted today we must continue to urge our congressional members to take action and improve existing gun control laws. we can not sit back and wait until the next mass shooting claims more innocent lives, our children deserve better, our nation must do better. new tonight, president trump lashed out in another twitter tirade calling out oprah. >> just watched a very insecure oprah w infrey who i used to know well. the questions were biase, and are not facts. i hope oprah runs so she can be
exposed and defeated just like all of the others. >> she was on "60 minutes" leading a discussion with 14 voters from michigan. 7 voted for trump in 2017 and the others did not. the group first met six months ago and came back together to discuss mr. trump's first year in office. speculation that winfrey she may run for president started last month after her emotional speech at the golden globes. she was not the president's only target. covered a range of targets from iran to russia, attacking the fbi, lawmakers and former president barack obama. the president was critical of his national security advisory after he weighed in on russians 2016 election meddling. >> as you can see where the fbi indictment the evidence is now really incontvertable and available in the public domain. >> reporter: saying he forget to say the result of the 2016
elections were not impacted or changed by russian's meddling. agency says they are enforcing the laws, employers say it is bad for business. we have that story now. >> reporter: homeland security agents went from business to business in a five day sweep serving dozens of employers. >> it is important to protect jobs and level the playing field in terms of unfair competition. >> reporter: mike point dexter is the ceo of his family's business nut business, they are in the middle of an ice audit. most americans do not want these labor-intensive jobs. >> why are you hiring people who are not legally documented to work in the u.s.? >> because they show up with
documentation, here is my green card, social security card and it is illegal for me to question that. >> reporter: when the nut company was audited 10 years ago he said they were forced to let go of 70% of the workforce and lost about $2 million. >> they say you think it is okay to hire illegals? >> i have a person with 3 american born children, u.s. citizens and i have to fire both of their parents. [crying] both of them. [crying] >> it is a tight rope they have to walk a fine line. >> reporter: immigration attorney says this is selective prosecution. >> these recipients are smaller businesses, the fact is, they don't fight quite so hard, they don't have the resources for lawyers and investigators to help defend them. so they can chalk up statistics that make it impressive they are doing something. >> reporter: rafael is here illegally and asked us to conceal his identity.
his employer is audited and some coworkers stopped showing up. with families and businesses on edge, the debate continues as if problems faced by many states like california will be addressed by immigration solutions from washington. >> immigration and customs enforcement conducted about 1300 of the workplace audits in 2017. this year they are expecting a 400% increase. any company found to be employees undocumented workers could face fines or criminal prosecutions. mireya vilareal, back to you. a give away meant for a good cause was poor timing. why some are calling this rifle ravel intensive. fiery ending to a fire carjacking. the mystery surrounding this van found burnt to a crisp. the wine country row bracing for a drop in temperature. what they are doing to protect the crops from the frost
firefighters in el dorado county is raising eyebrows tonight... by offering an ar-15 as the main raffle prize. that's the same kind of weapon used in the florida school shooting. reporter marc thompson is in cameron park tonight. (take pkg) (marc llive) re outside the ar-15 rifle was offered as a surprise at a school fundraiser. >> reporter: here outside of the cameron park community center you can see the flag is still at half-staff in honor of the victims of the florida school shooting. that is why a group of ladies was shocked to see what was raveled off for
the crab feed fundraiser for the fire department. ar15 rifle, a weapon used similar to the one in the florida shooting attack upped the ravel at a fire fundraiser. >> was not a week. families are still grieving and we were seeing that same type of weapon being offered as a prize. >> i had no idea they would auction off military-style assault rifles. i never would of supported the event had i known. >> reporter: they left the event. >> he listened and heard my feelings on it and he apologized and said that he could see why it was insensitive of them to be auctioning that off. >> reporter: it is put on by the fire station. the money going to support the explorer and resident. the event is popular with hundreds of outdoorsman in the
area. >> people involved are following the letter of the law. >> you think there was another solution for this year's ravel? >> again i can not address that at this time. it happened on such short notice. >> reporter: the ladies have the respect for the work of first responders but in this case -- >> in light of the events it was really in poor taste. >> as a teacher and a mom and children deserve for us to speak up for them. >> military style assault rifle as a prize? putting it out in our community? especially right now it just -- it was appalling. >> reporter: the ladies were given a refund for the money they spent on their tickets. the guns are usually raffled off. and background checks are done before they are turned over to the winner. back to you. tonight, police in santa
rosa are looking for a pair of armed carjackers who did not get far in the vehicle they stole. the victim told the police he was sitting in his van near west 3rd street at 11:00 in the morning when two men came up and demanded the van at gunpoint. this is how the yellow ford looked when it turned up about 2 miles away. burned to a crisp. at this point it is not clear exactly how it caught fire. the carjackers were gone by the time the police got there. a pan of oil left on a stove sparked a serious fire early today as three condos were destroyed. the fire broke out just after 4:00 a.m. a 19-year-old man admitted he started the fire by accident when he left a pan unattended on a hot stove. everyone got out of the complex safely. one firefighter had minor injuries. another early morning fire broke out at a business sparked on tea garden street. no one was hurt. one building was badly damaged.
here is a look at the aftermath. took crews about three hours to contain that fire. nearly 12 hours after it started they were still putting out hot spots. don't know how it started. tonight, a drop in temperatures is having an impact in wine country. growers are racing to protect their crop. >> reporter: wine country is bracing itself for the cold weather tonight starting at midnight workers will be on frost patrol trying to save their crop from being damaged by mother nature. >> it is really the perfect storm. >> reporter: first, the wine country experienced unseasonably warm temperatures causing fines fine -- vines to bud out two to three weeks early. >> they think it is springtime. time to wake up. >> reporter: especially the vines where you can see these leaves and clusters of fruit. now, a frost. the temperatures are expected to dip into the middle 20s overnight. >> this is one time that you can not sleep in. it really -- it could be
devastating. >> reporter: starting at midnight, the vineyard workers will be out on patrol trying to limit the damage. one night of frost can damage the entire crop. he is already experiencing it more than a decade ago. >> back in 2006 we lost about 20 acres of fruit. that was a big hit. that and for a small family winery it hurts. >> reporter: once the temperatures reach freezing levels, wind machines will be turned on. >> keeping the air moving it keeps that cold air and potentially ice from form. >> if temperatures fall below 28 degrees there is not much that can be done to save the budding crop. >> once it gets so cold we are really at the whims of mother nature. >> the vines should be okay since they typically bud a little later than the chardenay. it is a wait and see if the
temperatures stay out of the 20s. >> all right, we will pick up where we left off. winter weather advisory. posted in the bay area through 10:00 tomorrow morning. it is rare, it has happened before but it is not common for as much as 2 h 4 inches of snow in the santa cruz -- 2-4 inches of snow in the santa cruz mountains. making for hazardous travel over the summit. the coldest day will be tomorrow. day time highs will only be in the lower 50s. coldest night will be tomorrow night. readings in the middle 20s and 30s, freeze warnings posted. it will warm back up to 70 degrees or back up to sect degrees by the weekend. hi-def doppler showing the mountains, up north, snow falling right now. and plenty of rain showers scattered off shore in the bay area, not so much. a little bit that is out, there beam ski line boulevard. look at that. the hills, the bright purple color, indicating snow falling at this hour. that will be something to have
snow in skyline. it happened plenty of times before. highs today, with the temperatures in the lower 70s on saturday. managed upper 50s today. if you look at the numbers on saturday, those are the highs on saturday. this is the forecast for tomorrow. so, in 2 days numbers fallen as much as 20 degrees. all because of the cold air that just pushed south, vigorous cold front, the only thing that it is missing is moisture. by this weekend with high building back in it will warm a little bit. the entire week will be coolish. pop up showers, raining, clear later in the day. there is a potential for snow in the bay area. snow level dropping to 1,000 feet tonight. that is what we might get a mantle of snow. so middle 30s tonight. no level 1,000 feet. warms a bit. no real rain in sight. lows tonight, finding them near 40 degrees in the south bay. over in the east bay we get down to 34 at walnut creek.
33 in vallejo. in the north bay, near freezing but not quite. in the extended forecast, coldest day of the week will be tomorrow. slowly we will begin to dig out of this bone chilling temperatures, a heatwave in st. paul. out here it is a headline. tell continue to be for the next 48 hours. -- it will continue to be for the next 48 hours. coming up, "black panther" becomes a box office smash. coming up next on "game day" did you see the final laps at the daytona 500? >> my heart is broken. >> or did you see the final holes at riveara. those are great finishes but how about beginnings. >> i don't know how he drowns his sorrows "game day" right after this newscast
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