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the bay area's wild winter weather. good evening now at 11:00, hail, rain, even some snow. tonight the bay area's wild winter weather. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm ken bastida. there are still some showers out there right now. this is what's going on in san jose tonight. earlier this afternoon though, a lot of hail. pretty widespread across the bay area. and here is how it looked in
walnut creek. >> this is in san francisco. marilyn chung posted this video from the outer sunset. hear that? that's the roar of thunder in oakland's montclair neighborhood. here's kpix 5 chief meteorologist, paul deanno. paul? >> we've had more hail than rainfall in the bay area over the past couple of weeks. another round of hail with cold unstable air aloft in the area of low pressure that went right down through the central valley right now. the hills surrounding it including snow continuing to fall in and around just to the east of mount hamilton and also a few flakes of snow over the santa cruz mountains. mount diablo getting a break. it has seen some snow off and on, drying out in concord and also walnut creek. let's show you what it looks like. another location that saw some hail earlier today. pellets of ice hitting the ground are, also hitting the windshield as you can see in a second. not just a little bit of hail,
but a truckload full of hail in our state capital, sacramento. kids were out having a hail ball fight if you will. going out there, enjoying what looks like a snowstorm in sacramento. not snow, but hail and a lot of it. how much rain fell? this is the best part of it. hail is not going to add up when it comes to the rainfall totals, but we got some good rainfall too. more than half an inch in san leandro. .2 inches in san francisco. coming up, a storm that may not provide hail, but will provide widespread soaking rainfall for the first time in six weeks. we'll talk more about that coming up. >> all right, sounds good, thank you, paul. kpix 5 betty yu not to be outdone. but traveled up mt. hamilton in the south bay and spent some time in the snow. >> it snows about two to five times here on mount hamilton every winter, but this would be the most widespread dusting we've seen in the past two winters. just outside san jose, 4,300
feet up, a fresh sheet of snow, the hillsides and trees near the lake observatory were covered in white. >> and my friend messaged me. he said there was snow up here and i didn't believe him. but as you can see this is quite gorgeous. >> miguel vasquez and his friend made the drive to enjoy the view and play in the snow. >> it's the second time i have seen snow in my life. i mean it's not a lot, but it's something to see, you know. >> reporter: the lake observatory's visitor center was not open to the public today. but down below, people could see the snow capped mountain top, the tallest peak in the bay area. >> what is it like to see this kind of snow in the south bay? >> well it's beautiful to be honest. it's nice. >> reporter: on mt. hamilton, betty yu, kpix 5. oakland's mayor is feeling the heat for warning the public about what she had heard was a large scale ice raid in the works. tonight her spokesman tells
kpix 5 joe vazquez, the mayor is now getting threats. joe? >> liz, she says she has received hundreds of nasty messages on voice mail, e-mail, and social media. that's according to her spokesperson. most came from outside california. some were death threats. mayor schaaf's office gave us one recording that if you listen closely, it's not quite a threat, but you can hear the anger. >> i'll tell you what -- what the administration ought to do is come down there and put the cuffs on every one of you that don't follow the law. and the little creepy mayor of oakland ought to be the first one to get cuffed for treason and drag her outside that mayorship. i will -- for you guys to let us be overtaken by foreign governments and not have any repercussions because you want a lot of illegals to vote for you. >> reporter: the mayor insists raising the alarm was appropriate. i felt like it was my duty to share the information i had. >> reporter: former federal
prosecutor says she may have crossed a line. >> federal agents are going to stop talking to local police agencies. the reason the communication is so vital is for safety, the safety of everybody. >> i was sharing information in a way that was legal. it was not obstructing justice. and it was an opportunity to ensure people are aware of their rights. >> critics of sanctuary cities believe the mayor's warning was irresponsible. >> virtually everyone likely to be caught up in one of these enforcement actions is someone who we call a criminal alien. that's someone who is typically committed some other crime. >> turn the camera off and i'll tell you where we will take them. >> reporter: one of the 11 arrests yesterday was in napa. i.c.e. agents took salgado into custody. >> so that is one arrest, but still not clear what the other ten arrests over the weekend as for. as for the mayor despite the
threats, her staff says she will continue to keep her busy routine. joe vazquez, kpix 5. big win tonight for thousands of undocumented immigrants. >> yeah, they were at risk of losing their protected status under daca, but now the supreme court has rejected the trump administration's request to fast track an appeal. last month a federal judge in san francisco temporarily blocked the president's decision to end the daca program. now that almost guarantees daca will remain in place past the march 5 deadline. the president is coming to california for the first time since taking office. he'll visit some time next month. the reason for his trip? to inspect prototypes for potential border wall. the 30-foot tall barriers made from variety of materials are on -- made from a variety of materials are on display for san diego. he'll also attend a fundraiser in los angeles, one of several he's expected to headline in the coming months. also tonight, president trump blasted a former deputy sheriff over his failure to
confront the florida high school shooter. here's what he says he would have done. >> i really believe i would run in there even if i didn't have a weapon. and i think most of the people of this room would have done that too. >> well tonight that officer is fighting back. in a statement his attorney says the first call that sheriff scot peterson received was of fire crackers and not gunfire. when he actually heard shots, he believed they were coming from outside the school. so consistent with his training, peterson took up a tactical position between two buildings. a radio transmission about a possible victim by the football field, "serve today confirm." the deputies believe the shooter or shooters were outside. the deadly rampage, of course, left 17 people dead today. president trump outlined some of his proposals to end gun violence in the schools. he is pushing for stronger background checks, increased access to mental health
institutions, and retribution as a deterrent for a would-be gunman. now the president is also advocating for arming some school staff. after what happened in florida, tonight california lawmakers are proposing several new gun control bills. kpix 5 andrea nakano breaks it all down for us. >> reporter: california has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, but now state lawmakers are introducing ten new bills. >> i think we are looking to them for inspiration. we believe that their call to action should be a call to action in washington, but also in every single state capital. >> a democrat who represents san francisco is one of several lawmakers introducing a new gun control bill. these new bills range from expanding the definition of an assault rifle to expanding the gun violence restraining order to not limit it to just family members, but adding mental
health workers, employers, co- workers, and school staff to that list. >> what this idea is to expand the kinds of individuals that could go into court and ask a judge for that restraining order. >> reporter: gun advocates are frustrated with potentially another law that could take away their rights. i thought the bill was suppose to pass the problem. ultimately one has to ask that question, how much is too much? >> reporter: craig deluse feels lawmakers are unfairly targeting the second amendment, and this weapon in particular, the ar-15 used to gun down students and teachers at marjory stoneman douglas high school. >> our california legislature is trying to basically take advantage of tragedies in order to do something that it is they always wanted to do. and that is they just want to ban guns. >> reporter: kpix 5 security analyst jeff hart believes the country would be taking a step in the safer direction if ar- 15s were banned. >> i think if you took a poll
of the majority of law enforcement officials out there, they would welcome banning assault rifles for the general public. those weapons were made for military applications in law enforcement only. and they are designed for one person and that is for killing people. >> reporter: while california may be taking the lead anymore posing stricter gun laws, harp says it needs to start at the top. >> california can pass all the laws they want, but if somebody puts one in the car and drives across the border, what prevents them from bringing it to the state? >> reporter: if the bill is passed, they will take effect starting on january 1, 2019. andrea nakano and, kpix 5. the chain saw dangling in san jose after its operator was killed from electrocution. tonight how the weather may have played a factor. and how does this bay area backpacker survive six nights lost in the yosemite? tonight he is sharing his tips for survival. and an incredible encounter off the california coast, but tonight we asked did these
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has increased the strength of the foundation of your life and your faith in him. [music] gruesome accident: the power has finally been restored to a south bay neighborhood that was the scene of a gruesome accident. the man was electrocuted while trimming trees in the backyard of the home on page mill road in san jose this afternoon. kpix 5's len ramirez explains what happened. >> reporter: several homes were left without power for several hours following the accident that left a landscape worker
dead from electrocution. friends and co-workers were horrified at the scene. the man's lifeless body still roped into the tree he was trimming around some high- powered lines. his chain saw dangling below him. >> he may have cut the branch. when it fell, it came in contact with the power lines and knocked it free. either it contacted him or contacted the piece of equipment. the wood is wet, so that's going to have an affect also. >> reporter: pg&e cut power to the neighborhood to allow the fire department to safely bring the body down, but even with a large ladder truck, fire crews still had trouble because the accident scene is about 20 feet up the tree and behind a row of two-story homes, which left the man's body visible for hours. neighbors say the house was recently put up for sale. >> and yesterday him and a couple other workers were working on the house because it's going to be sold, and he was here yesterday. super sad. >> reporter: police kept children just out from a nearby school far back, so they couldn't see the accident
scene. cal osha is investigating. in san jose, len ramirez, kpix 5. also tonight the state has determined emergency managers in sonoma county were not prepared for last year's devastating wine country wildfires. veronica de la cruz has the findings of a critical 34-page report. veronica? >> reporter: that's right, ken and liz. the report found the county has an emergency procedure in place, but still had problems warning the people about the disaster. the fires killed 25 people and destroyed more than 5,000 structures in october last year. in november, the sonoma county administrator requested the state office of emergency services perform an independent assessment of the emergency alert system. that team found specific procedures for using those alerts and morning capabilities were uncoordinated, including gaps, overlaps, and retun dancies in regards -- redundancies. they also found the county reliable, timely, and coordinated the situation awareness as to the scale,
size, and scope of the fire's grove, character, and movement. we reached out to fire emergency management tonight and have yet to heard back. the board of supervisors are expected to discuss these findings tomorrow night. veronica de la cruz, kpix 5. tonight we're learning how an oakland hiker survived six nights lost in the yosemite. allen chow described his ordeal on his facebook page. he says his solo backpacking trip was only suppose to be a weekend, but then he got lost. he posed, "i simply followed the basic survival skills i learned, kept close to a water source, conserved my energy, rationed out food supplies, tried to keep warm, and found a suitable location to set up camp, so i would be as visible from the air as possible." chow was found on friday. rescuers say his preparation saved him. he packed for the elements and brought extra food. well a rare and close encounter with the gray whale all caught on camera. >> yeah, it shows spectators reaching out, touching the
marine mammal. kpix 5 emily turner reports, the question tonight is did they break the law? >> the video is stunning, taken over the weekend by a charter out of fort bragg. but for marine mammal advocates like steve jones, he says it is appalling. >> not so fast. that's because it might be illegal. the protection act requires you to be 300 feet from whales and this video taken by anchor charter boats of fort bragg, obviously they show the boat inside that space. and not only that, but goes on to show tourists petting the gray whale. >> you had to put this a lot because they ought to know better in some of the fines from the npa, could be loss of vessel after $28,000 for the vessel. >> reporter: the owner says he is within the law because the whale came to him.
as for the tourist, maximum punishment could be a $10,000 fine and up to a year in jail. but law enforcement arm of the national atmospheric administration says they are aware of the situation, but can't comment further other than to say this is a prime example of whatnot to do when you see a whale. >> it sends a bad message. and it also, you know, we don't want to domesticate our wild animals, critically large whales. we would like them to be wary of us. that's only going to happen if we keep our distance from them. >> we tried to maneuver away from the whale. it was down near the propellers, you know, down the side. and that is not something you can do. >> but they go on to state that it doesn't say anywhere you're allowed to pet a whale, so noah
said that's correct. he doesn't exly are sitly say no -- doesn't say do not pet the whales. but the question is does petting the whale change what they would naturally be doing or potentially domesticate it. in marin county, emily turner, kpix 5. the dmv cleared the way for the drivers to hit the cars in the streets of california. in april, they will allow companies to begin testing vehicles without any human inside as a backup. but there will be some strict rules. companies will have to inform police about any testing and monitor the vehicles with the continuous communications link. if possible, police officers, they should be able to disengage the mode. the company wills have to submit a plan to coordinate with police in the event of a crash. tonight, it appears apple is getting ready to go big. according to bloomberg, the
cupertino company is expected to release three new iphone models this year. among them, the largest iphone ever, measuring about 6.5 inches. and also a new version of the iphone 10. and a cheaper alternative with a limited number of features. this comes after the iphone 10 failed to meet expectations. sources tell bloomberg apple hopes to unveil three new phones this fall. a blast of wintery weather made a mess in the sierra. the intense storm led to a multiple car accident as the pines area got their heaviest snow of the season so far. more than eight inches fallen by this afternoon. now back to the bay area, the dog didn't seem to mind. the hail was coming down in san francisco's outer sunset. the sky looked pretty ominous this afternoon. a little wet and windy up there. and after the storm passed in the north bay, this double rainbow appeared in the sky
over fairfax. really beautiful. curious to see what mt. diablo is going to look like tomorrow morning, guys, as we likely had snow for a couple of hours earlier today. kpix 5 high-def doppler showing the white in and around mt. diablo, even some of the foothills between 5:00 and 7:00 this evening. so if that snow makes it through the night, the temperature is currently below freezing, maybe a little wintery as you look towards mount diablo tomorrow morning with clearing skies. radar is clearing out with showers heading to the south and east. a few drips of rain and flakes in parts of san jose, making a few additional drops. it's chilly outside. livermore 40, santa rosa 41, san francisco only 46. with clearing skies, won't take much to drop us near freezing. concord tonight down to 33, livermore 33. napa 34. and also the 30s for fremont, vallejo, san rafael, and even san jose. so we had a front move through between about 4:00 to 7:00 this morning. that gave us widespread light rain that came and went. sunshine came out, all is
clear, right? well certainly that's not the case this afternoon because this low pressure area, which is now sitting over the san joaquin river valley worked it way from north to south. sometimes that low follows about six hours behind the front. and in this case it moved right over the bay area, destabilizing the atmosphere. we went from sunny to stormy in a matter of minutes for those in san francisco, around 3:00, pouring by 4:15. futurecast tomorrow morning, we're clear of the view of the diablo range towards mount hamilton, likely a little snowy. sunshine throughout the day, tomorrow will be the mildest and the sunniest day for the entire week because wednesday, here comes the cloud cover in the morning. wednesday, here comes the rain in the north bay for the evening. thursday, we'll likely be the wettest day we've had since mid- january with up to an inch of rainfall possible thursday. not expecting any hail or stormy weather, just widespread beneficial rainfall. and up to an inch or more of rainfall by saturday with two to three feet of snow in the sierra. so wonderful news in the mountains and also around here. things are changing as we head towards early march. 60 tomorrow for san jose with
sunshine. 60 in redwood city. heyward 69. danville, pittsburgh up to the 60s. 59 in mill valley. sonoma 62. oakland your high is 62 tomorrow. and 61 in cloverdale. extended forecast, wet in the north baby wednesday even -- wet in the north bay wednesday. it's amazing how dry february was and how wet march will begin. could it be a miracle march? >> you never know. >> you never know. first couple of days is looking okay. >> everything else has been weird. >> you're exactly right. thanks, paul. this bay area barista is about to start serving customers. tonight see how this robot does more than just serve up coffee. and here are tonight's guests on the late show with stephen colbert.
just a few hours. a robot will serve up morning coffee downtown san francisco. >> robin, the barista will make its debut at cafe x. the company says robin is a second generation server with a bit more personality. and it's fast too serving up three drinks in just 40 seconds. >> it is just adding a certain level of theatrics to, you know, what is normally a bit. and someone misspells your name and you get it at the end. >> the ceo of cafe x says these robots will not replace humans. two specialists will always be on hand to help. robin debuts tomorrow at cafe x at one bush plaza. >> you don't have to tip a robot, right? the sharks have some beef at the hockey trade deadline. it had nothing to do with the president this ♪ (door bell rings) (cell phone vibrating)
story today detailing how badly the knicks wanted to draft steph the new york times featured a story today detailing how badly the knicks wanted to draft steph curry with the eighth pick in the draft. unfortunately the warriors had the seventh pick. keep your eyes on the kids with curry. he's not watching that hand for at least a month. look at that. knicks are trying to stop the warriors. minus two-game winning streak. one at the half time buzzer. 64-63 new york lead. but it was another warrior third quarter. give and go, a three-point lead
with 26. warriors are up by 13 points after that number. mcgee embraced the starting role tonight, lost the hand over the jumper against kyle quinn. nobody in the garden saw that one coming including comedian stewart. check out his reaction. here is his dagger right here. steph curry is going to drill one from downtown plus the foul. four of his 21 on that play. warriors outscored new york 39- 13 in the third winning 125- 111. anything the warriors can do, the rockets are doing better at least right now. in salt lake, james harden scored 26, houston wins their 13th straight. 96-85. they remain in first place in the western conference. to the ice now, the sharks made a deal at the nhl trade deadline that acquired forward kane from buffalo for danny aragan and two draft picks. the 26-year-old has plenty of talent. 177 career goals. giants hall of famer showing major signs of improvement following last week's cardiac incident in
fairfield that caused a baby bull to be hospitalized. tiger woods got within three shots of the lead at the honda classic in florida. woods faded and finished 12th while his buddy, justin thomas, ended up winning the tournament. >> it was funny because every other time, you know, i've had a chance to win in l.a., you know, i would get a text from him or hear from him kind of giving me a little advice or just wishing me luck. got crickets last night. >> that's a good sign. tiger had his game face on sunday. wearing the sunday red. he's close. in fact, jack nicholas said during that tournament that tiger is going to be a factor at augusta. >> he is improving every week.
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