tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS March 29, 2018 4:30am-5:01am PDT
>> that's true. >> good morning, it's thursday, march 29th. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm anne makovec in for michelle griego. it's about 4:30. we'll jaclyn and neda to check our conditions outside. >> happy thursday. >> including the warm weather. >> it's so nice. today's going to be the warmest day so look at that beautiful shot of san francisco right now. nice clear conditions out there. no fog. here's another view of the bay bridge and yes, here's your headlines. record heat inland. it was warm yesterday but you're not going to cool off until the weekend when clouds will roll in. most likely by easter sunday. until then temperatures above average. we are 15 degrees above average for today and we will stay dry for several days. so i'll talk about when our next rain chance will be coming and how warm we're going to get today coming up. and right now, we are tracking speeds in the green. we have 25 minutes for our "super commuters" out there. there's your "diamonds and
rubies" for your thursday morning commute. this is 580 and those headlights westbound making their way towards 680 there. we did have a lane closure due to some pothole repairs since yesterday but it looks like that's been wrapped up and all lanes are reopened along westbound 580 so you have a smooth commute. over at the bay bridge toll plaza, we have a big backup developing in the cash lanes and we have had problems on the lower deck due to some caltrans work. we'll get to that coming up in the next traffic report. back to you. this morning, police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a teenager in palo alto. the man attacked her yesterday on a jogging path at deer creek road. the passerby called 911 when she cried for help. a man pointed a gun at her and assaulted her and fled. the victim is recovering in the hospital this morning. >> that's a routine investigative step that we
would do. so if there is any evidence on the victim's body that will be collected and will be a big benefit to our detectives. >> police say the attacker was in his 30s. detectives are now trying to track down any possible witnesses for more clues and reviewing surveillance video from a nearby industrial park. in the north bay, a sanctioned drag race turned deadly last night. a driver hit a wall at sonoma raceway. the sheriff's office says he was going more than 100 miles an hour. it happened just after 6:00 during the sonoma drags and drifts program. about 300 people hit the track each week for the wednesday night drag race. all they have to do is pass a technical inspection beforehand. at the top of the screen you can see emergency vehicles surrounding the wreck there. the driver was a 75-year-old from napa. he was driving a 1976 ford pinto. raceway officials sigh he veered left and hit the wall
just after crossing the finish line. here's video from earlier in the day. we are told that last night's fatality was the first in the 30 year history the drag race that was launched to give people a legal controlled environment in which to race their vehicles. a wild and deadly chain of events is under investigation in san francisco. witnesses say it started with a group of guys chatting then turned into a fatal hit-and- run. it happened in the dogpatch neighborhood. an arrest was made in the outer mission at alemany and, um, -- near alemany. joe vazquez shows us how it happened. >> reporter: it was a scene of mass chaos and mass casualties. paramedics rushed five people to the hospital after a hit- and-run driver ran them over at illinois and 24th street. witnesses say the van driver appeared to be talking calmly to a group of men, but then got angry with them and pulled out a weapon. >> i saw somebody with a
hatchet or like a small axe and then other guys took out a belt and there was a scuffle between them. >> reporter: one wrestled his axe away from him, then witnesses say the van driver escalated the situation. >> the guy started to walk away and he took the van around and he drove it up on the sidewalk full pedal to the metal. >> reporter: the driver got away. but then about 45 minutes later, police surrounded a vehicle here in the outer mission along alemany boulevard. in this video, you can see a van with front end damage that matches the description of the vehicle that took off from the crash scene. the vehicle is registered to mark dennis, seen here talking to police. police have confirmed the man was arrested and jailed. investigators are not naming him publicly but they did confiscate the van. one of the five men died soon after arriving at the hospital. some of the others were in very bad shape. >> potentially a broken back, um, one of the four men was starting to actually get up and seems like he was maybe
going to do a little better but yeah, three of them didn't move until paramedics arrived. >> joe vazquez, kpix 5. 4:35 now. more positive news, the weather forecast even warmer today. >> today is the warmest day of the week. yesterday was so nice and today temperatures will be rising even more. so get ready for a record- breaking time of day. temperatures are going to be in the mid-80s for a lot of locations. here's a look at sfo right now. and i show you this because yesterday, that's where we broke a record at sfo. previously the record was 76 back in 1986. but you reached 77 degrees right there at the airport. so definitely was a warm one yesterday and temperatures will be even warmer today. south bay now, it's already warm. san jose 55 degrees now. normally we are in the mid- to upper 40s at this hour. so add about 10 degrees and that's what we have in san
francisco. 50s in the area. highs well above average. we should be in the low to upper 60s for most of the bay area. but look where we're going to be, 77 for san francisco today. 79 in oakland. san jose, concord could be 15 to 16 degrees above average, as well. so get ready for a warm one. have your water bottle ready to go and sunglasses. you will need them all coming up today with the sunshine that will be out there. i'll talk more about it coming up. it is nice out there. right now, we are tracking some light conditions for drivers making their way towards the lower deck of the bay bridge. however, this is not what we were tracking even an hour ago. there's been a number of accidents on the lower deck overnight. we also have some overnight roadwork. bridge crews have shut down the three right lanes on the lower deck. they should have all that wrapped up by 6:00 this morning. right now, we are seeing speeds in the green. but as more folks join the thursday morning ride, it is likely to become slower so factor that in as part of your
ride if you are heading to oakland. over at the bay bridge toll plaza, our travel times are in the green but you can see that backup developing in the cash lanes. if you have fastrak, you're good to go. you have about 10, 11 minutes into san francisco. this morning, eight family members are believed to be dead after an suv plunged off a 100-foot cliff in mendocino county. the crash happened along highway 1 along the coast last week. three children and their two parents have been recovered but search-and-rescue crews are still looking for the other three siblings. authorities say they found no skid marks near the scene and that indicates no attempt to brake. the family had moved to washington state less than a year ago. there authorities say child welfare officials recently visited the home. neighbors say one of the children kept coming over asking for food. he is one of the missing and you may remember him, this photo of davante heart went
viral in 2014 after he hugged a police officer during a rally in portland, oregon following the ferguson protests. in 2011, one of the parents was convicted of domestic assault against the couple's six-year-old daughter. all six children were adopted. an outpouring of emotion in sacramento as mourners grieved at stephon clark's wake last night. kpix 5's andria borba shows us the protestors voiced their anger over the shooting. [ screaming ] >> reporter: on the streets of downtown sacramento, the evening commute was once again disrupted by people protesting the death of stephon clark in his grandmother's backyard on march 18th. while the scene in south sacramento was far more somber at bayside church, the message was the same, grief and justice for stephon. >> it should have never happened. he shouldn't even be laying here. nobody shouldn't even be here, period. if they would have handled they job right they would have
supposed to do they protocols or whatever. >> reporter: stephon was unarmed when he was shot by officers, who fired 20 rounds at him. earlier this week, california attorney general xavier becerra announced his office will be looking into the shooting. >> stephon clark! >> reporter: tuesday sacramento's city council meeting was taken over by stephon's brother stevante and others asking for a change to police tactics in the capital of california. >> as you point this to our council, does this look like a gun? >> i'm asking you to stand with the voices of the people you're hearing today. i'm asking all of you to be the champion of change that sacramento needs. >> reporter: across sacramento, day after day, contrasting scenes continue to play out. tears over the 22-year-old father. >> it's satisfying watching his kids. >> it's sad. >> reporter: and anger for his death. protestors say it's designed to allow law enforcement to
kill people of color, time and again. >> it's purposeless. it shouldn't have happened. >> reporter: at the d.a.'s office signs for the officers to killed stephon to be prosecuted. andria borba, kpix 5. >> al sharpton will give the eulogy at the funeral this morning. we'll have a live report from sacramento in 30 minutes. another shake-up in the white house. no official is out. president trump has fired veterans affairs secretary david shulkin with a tweet. earlier this year, inspector general report found he used taxpayer dollars on a lavish trip to europe for his wife. president trump is now turning to white house doctor ronny jackson to fill that position. house minority leader nancy pelosi tweeted: v-a staff. time is 4: shulkin was the sole obama holdover but he had recently
clashed with members of his own va staff. 4:40. a person throws an elderly woman to the ground. the car ends up in the bay area. how police tracked down the suspect with a shoe. >> plus those electric scooters. suddenly more and more are popping up in the bay area. why there are no regulations in place yet.
from placer county.. to the bay area. but this case - has a twist. reporter jennifer dna evidence just helped solve a carjacking case that stretched from placer county to the bay area but this case has a twist. reporter jennifer mcgraw on how police tracked down the suspect with a shoe. >> reporter: the suspect statute an elderly woman's vehicle which investigators later found in danville about 100 miles away. he was booked on possession of a stolen vehicle. that is, until key evidence put him here at the scene of the crime. the attack caught on surveillance video happened just outside the cvs pharmacy. an elderly woman was thrown to the ground and the thief stole
her car. >> what was most egregious is the woman was older and i think she was in a disabled spot. he just pulled her out of the car. >> reporter: but it was what he left behind that tied him directly to the crime. >> unfortunately for him, he left a shoe as he was jumping into the car. >> reporter: the chief of link congress police department says dna collected from the shoe was a direct match. >> i don't know if he was having an oh, shoot moment after he drove away. >> reporter: sean sterner was caught with the car. but they still needed more to charge him for the lincoln attack. >> it took this dna evidence to be able to say, yes, we have probable cause to believe that he is the one who did the carjacking, as well. >> reporter: it's a relief for this retirement community. >> really concerned me particularly since it happened during the day, broad daylight, in the morning. >> it's amazing how brazen people are now. >> reporter: so while it's no
glass slipper, the shoe was a perfect fit to catch this would-be felon. he was bugged for possession of a stolen vehicle, carjacking and elder abuse. here in lincoln, jennifer mcgraw for kpix 5. it is opening day! and the a's are one big step closer to finding a new home in oakland. kpix 5's phil matier spoke to mayor schaaf about the latest major announcements. >> go, oakland! >> reporter: oakland and the a's hoisted the flag on what could be the final round of talks for the new ballpark for the team. >> thinks great news for oakland. it's great news for the a's. >> reporter: one site is at the howard terminal at the port of oakland. the other site is the team's current home at the oakland- alameda coliseum complex but neither site was the team's first pick. and while everyone was smiling, the fact is, the team's dream of a downtown ballpark was pretty much buried under an avalanche of opposition before it even got off the ground. >> with the setback at peralta
in december, i think it's important to have options. >> reporter: but already, there are challenges. the port site is hard to get to, has no bart service. the coliseum site, on the other hand, has plenty of freeway access and bart. but there's the question of price. the a's are offering $135 million for the 120-acre site. but oakland's city council president larry reid says that's not enough. >> how much do you think the property at the coliseum is worth? >> it was appraised at $150 million. >> that's part of what will get hashed out during these negotiations. >> reporter: the other issue is time. >> this process is taking too long. we need to get going. >> reporter: the a's president also made it clear that he wants the deal wrapped up by the end of the year so that they can get moving on building a new home either here, down at the port, or where else remains to be seen. in oakland, phil matier, kpix 5. coming up in the next half- hour, we are live outside the coliseum as the a's prepare
for their home opener. >> yeah! we have baseball weather. >> it's totally baseball weather. it's the kind of weather you want to sit outside and have peanuts and beer or soda, whatever you like or just ice water. it's going to be very warm. so i have your game time forecast for you because we want to keep you updated. if you are heading out to the a's game, it's going to be warm so have a hat ready to go and we are going to have a lot of sunshine out there today. sunny and warm 79 degrees angels and a's, in oakland for the start of the game. it's only go to get warmer by 4 p.m. so get ready for a warm afternoon. here's a great view right now of san francisco. look how gorgeous that is. nice clear conditions for you this morning. and look at some of our current temperatures. so in berkeley right now, 62 degrees 50s and 60s in the area. all the hills are warm right now all across the bay area.
a lot of that warmth is going to drop on down into our region and we are going to definitely start to notice the heat today. healdsburg now 52. dublin 53. alum rock 60. so most of the hills east of us are definitely feeling that warmth. we are feeling it all over the place. these are definitely above average conditions for the morning lows. 55 in san francisco. 55 in san jose. here's our skies. no cloud coverage in sight. a lot of that is cleared up in the past hour or so. for the state, we're definitely noticing pretty clear conditions out there. just a little bit of fog right there in the central valley locations. central california, rather. other than that, that's all we'll see. mostly going to be sunny skies, calm winds for now. but we are going to see a little bit of a north dry wind pick up as that high pressure ridge really takes hold of things and sends our winds from the north to the south and that's what tends to lead to lower humidity levels so you'll probably feel it. today is the hottest day of the week as this ridge of high pressure hovers over our state.
today most likely we'll see some records be broken. here's a look at the highs today: >> cool saturday into sunday, and then more clouds next week. it's going to be a nice one, neda. right now, we are tracking smooth conditions for drivers along 880. it won't last especially with the a's game this afternoon at 1:05 then the warriors tonight at 7:00. so heads up to avoid 880. definitely factor that in as part of your commute and use an alternate or you can always use bart especially if you are going to those games. that would be your best option. right now, we are tracking speeds in the green for drivers heading along 205 and 580. we are seeing the usual
slowdowns for folks making their way out of tracy heading into livermore. nothing to write home about. 680 a few brake lights as you make your way towards 84. hat's a check of your traffic; over to you. a new flock of wheels came to the bay area. electric scooters you can rent from a company called bird. they are popping up in san jose and san francisco. kpix 5's maria medina reports the cities are trying to figure out what to do about them. >> reporter: for $1 and 15 cents thereafter a motorized scooter could be yours to rent. >> reduced traffic and emissions. >> reporter: not to men, you will be helping the environment. >> it's clear that people in san francisco and i think throughout the country hate two things and that's traffic and pollution. >> reporter: a company named bird just dropped off about 200 of its electric scooters in san francisco. just the same in san jose over the weekend. >> we were told shortly before
they were dropped off. >> reporter: the city of san jose had no idea it was getting scooters until right before the drop-off. and while they encourage other modes of transportation, they are trying to keep up with the new fad of electric scooters and are working on regulations. so is san francisco. >> we see it good in some respects but we also want to make sure that we create the right regulatory environment to make sure that these things are being operated safely. >> reporter: bird reminds its scooter riders to stay off sidewalks and wear a helmet. the company also picks up scooters each night to charge them before dropping them off the next day throughout the cities. they say customers are flocking at the chance to use them. >> what we're trying to do at bird is to provide a safe affordable environmentally friendly alternative. >> reporter: and bird is also in san diego and los angeles. they say they are in talks with cities they're in to pledge a dollar a scooter a day so that cities can use
here's a look at the temperatures. wow, 15 to 16 degrees above average today. let's zoom into some of your neighborhoods. palo alto today 81. sunnyvale 82. cupertino 82. look how warm in morgan hill, 84. san jose get ready you will be 83 degrees. and all across the east bay, temperatures also in the low 80s to mid-80s in some spots. these are record-breaking conditions out there. upper 70s for san francisco and sausalito today. the north bay certainly already feeling that heat as
temperatures are in the upper 60s for this early-morning hour. and it's only going to get hotter. 85 degrees for that afternoon high in st. helena so get ready for a warm record- breaking kind of day. jaclyn. if you are heading out, across the san mateo bridge checking in problem-free. we are tracking a 14-minute drive in each direction between 880 and 101. golden gate bridge just a few cars to kick off the start of your thursday morning ride. now, we are tracking delays over at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll check those travel times coming up in the next traffic report. bay area carpool cheat tries to get clever with little success. he is pulled over on 680 with a mannequin buckled up in the passenger seat. chp in san jose posted the photo along with the caption that said, hope he isn't expecting his passenger to pay half the ticket. take a look at the photo. hashtag mannequinmanipulation. got caught. he is a billionaire tech
giant and philanthropist but can he land a joke? >> bill gates guest stars as himself on tonight's the "big bang theory." >> that's him. >> oh, my god, oh, my god, oh, my god, oh, my god! >> it's fun to have a show where people are allowed to be a little nerdy and a little bit smart so i can relate to it. i was thrilled when i got the chance. >> ever since i was a little kid i looked up to you like a hero. >> would you like a tissue? >> how about a hug? >> how about a tissue. [ laughter ] >> that's great. >> it was adorable. >> really exciting. he landed his jokes better than you had in 11 years. >> he cracked me up in one take. >> it was awesome. >> they made it super easy. you know, they are total professionals so it was a blast. >> usually with someone that big, like bill gates, we take a group shot on the couch. i don't think i have ever seen that many people with their phones out and cameras to get into this photo with bill. it was, um, a very exciting
day here at the "big bang theory." >> looks like fun. it airs tonight at 8:00 right here on kpix. it is 4:57. a supervisor said the fire chief should step down over the north beach fire response. he is now facing similar calls to resign. department officials weigh in this morning. >> reporter: this will be the scene of heartache later this this morning here in sacramento. the city prepares for the funeral of stephon clark. i'll have the details coming up.
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on the left a shot of downtown san jose. we'll have the full forecast coming up. first this morning, funeral services for stephon clark will be held today in sacramento. police shot and killed the 22- year-old earlier this month in his grandmother's backyard. he was unarmed and his death sparked protests. jessica flores is live in sacramento this morning with the latest. reporter: the funeral was moved to this church in south sacramento to accommodate the crowds expected to show up. and al sharpton will be delivering the eulogy after what's been an intense week here at this state's capital. and police are gearing up for possibly more protests after that unarmed 22-year-old was killed by police this month. that happened on march 18th. police did release the body camera