tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS May 9, 2018 4:30am-5:00am PDT
good morning, it is wednesday, may 9th. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. good morning. how is everyone? >> good morning. >> good. >> pretty good. >> i barely played it. i got stuck on some traffic on 24 but we're here. >> we're not used to being stuck in traffic in our early- morning hours. >> what's going on? >> people need to go slow today because it's foggy and drizzly even. did you have to use your windshield wipers? >> no. >> okay. right along the coast that's where you may have to use it but, yes, we have major problems this morning. we are getting that ocean breeze so that's pushing in the clouds. thick cloud coverage out there. foggy and drizzly to start especially if you are anywhere near the water and those west winds will keep us cool. so temperatures today will definitely be influenced by the temperatures of the water. so we're looking at a cool start to the day. we are going to stay cool throughout the day. and then our winds will shift on friday which actually will lead to warmer weather friday
into saturday. i'll talk more about that coming up. right now, we are tracking a full highway closure. this is along southbound 101 between university and embarcadero. that closure should wrap up by 5 a.m. you can see that it's slow back on the freeway on embarcadero. they have a detour set up for drivers. give yourself some extra time. an earlier crash does not appear to be slowing anyone down northbound 101 at great america parkway. flashing light out the door. backup in the cash lanes at the bay bridge toll plaza. thank you. the candidates for governor square off in the south bay. >> if you can't trust gavin with his best friend's wife, how can you trust him with
your state? >> whoa! >> the six leading candidates went head to met last night. melissa caen was there as one contender seemed to be the primary target for criticism. >> i'm not going to respond to fake news. >> reporter: the debate was mostly civil but the candidates were not afraid to attack like when gop assemblyman travis allen went after lieutenant governor gavin newsom over his affair with an aide who was also the wife of his campaign manager. >> if you can't trust gavin with his best friend's wife, how can you trust him with your state? >> whoa! >> i mean, it's -- it's hard with respect to -- to hear from mr. allen, who is a devout supporter of donald trump, talk about the issue of sexual harassment. >> reporter: the candidates debated issues like healthcare, taxes and immigration with each of them mostly sticking to their party's platform. the two republicans, they argued quite a bit.
afterwards several candidate declared a victory. >> i got my message across. >> i felt like i got pretty good rounds in. >> i think i did great. i had a blast. did you have fun watching? >> newsom refused to be part of the post-debate press conference. but that didn't stop the other candidates from going after him. >> former mayor and now lieutenant governor takes credit for the healthcare in san francisco and the early childhood. but those were tom ammiano initiatives. and tom is endorsing me. >> we need people with concrete plans. >> reporter: this is probably the last time we'll see all six candidates on the stage together. lieutenant governor gavin newsom isn't likely to participate in any more primary debates after he skipped quite a few before. melissa caen, kpix 5.
a bay area water agency is supporting the two tunnel water system overhaul. governor brown's $17 billion delta tunnels project will be two 35-mile tunnels to take water from the sacramento river and give it to the south which will include silicon valley. the santa clara valley water district opposed that project initially but the board has pledged up to $650 million to help pay for it. construction will start in 2019 and will take 15 years to complete. the warriors are headed back to the western conference finals. golden state closed out the pelicans at oracle arena last night thanks to strong performances from steph curry, kevin durant and draymond green. final score 113-104. and fireworks exploded over oracle arena as the "dubs" clinched a spot in the conference finals for a fourth consecutive year because they're awesome! now it's on to houston for game one against the rockets on monday night. then the teams head to oakland
for game three a week from sunday. >> what's the finals without the warriors? >> so boring. >> seems like every year they are going to the finals. >> all right. we are talking about the fog this morning so something to keep in mind for everyone that's about to hit the roads. also if you are getting ready and doing your hair, it's misty and messes with the hair. sfo is where you may also run into trouble you do have flights in and out of the airport. so of course check flight view, check your airlines, because we do have that low cloud ceiling and, yes, look at the golden gate bridge view impacting us. so temperatures did not drop overnight because of the cloud coverage. we are look at the 50s and 60s in the area right now.
right now temperatures may be warmer than normal but they won't feel too warm this afternoon because that west wind will continue to push in the cooler air inland. half moon bay visibility less than a mile. the fog is rolling through. three-mile visibility in petaluma. west wind is pushing the cloud coverage into concord and livermore, fairfield. it looks like caltrans just reopened up some of the lanes along southbound 101. we had an overnight closure southbound 101 between university and embarcadero. our sensors are in the green. they finished early. no delays through that area. westbound 205 some slowdowns
at the triangle and at the altamont pass, a stalled car blocking a lane and the usual delays at this early-morning hour. right now about 25 minutes over towards 680. 880 heading through oakland not a problem looking good in both directions, although we are tracking an earlier crash. minor slowdowns with some debris in the road from the crash 880 at 23rd. on the big island in hawaii residents are being told to get out immediately. officials say two new vents have opened in areas where lava has already hit the streets. a cell phone alert has been issued and police are going door to door to get residents out. nearly 2,000 people in pahoa have been evacuated and 14 vent is opened and 36 buildings have been destroyed.
lawmakers in iran set a paper u.s. flag ablaze in the parliament shouting death to america. that's not the only ominous warning after president trump pulled out of the nuclear iran deal. >> the united states will withdraw from the iran nuclear deal. >> reporter: fulfilling a campaign promise, president trump announced he is pulling the united states out of the iran nuclear deal. >> the iran deal is defective at its core. >> reporter: the first step, initiating new sanctions on iran. >> we will be instituting the highest level of economic sanctions. any nation that helps iran in its quest for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned by the united states. >> reporter: president trump said he has proof iran violated the 2015 agreement reached by president obama freeze iran's nuclear ambitions but he produced no evidence. >> the deal allowed iran to
continue enriching uranium and, over time, reach the brink of a nuclear breakout. >> reporter: immediately after the announcement, the president of iran hassan rouhani warned the country will restart the nuclear program. >> for the united states to effectively defect sends a message to the world that we really can't be trusted. >> reporter: france, germany and the uk issued a joint statement that expressed regret and concern over the u.s. exit. president obama called it a serious mistake. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu praised it. >> israel thanks president trump for its courageous leadership, its commitment. >> reporter: president trump said the sanctions will resume immediately but the us treasury is allowing a grace period for businesses to wind down their ties to iran. allen martin, kpix 5. >> representative nancy pelosi tweeted:
weapon. president trump just got them a hell of a lot closer today." president trump has signaled he is open negotiations... bu may be unwilling to come to the tabl time is 4: >> president trump has signaled that he is open to renegotiations but iran may be unwilling to do so. time now 4:40. california has collected dna from around 10 million newborns over the last 20 years. what's being done with the data? >> plus, a kayaker gets up close with a great white shark off the northern california coast.
this is the new $4 value menu at denny's. and the fried cheese melt is back, baby. mozzarella sticks inside a grilled cheese sandwich. we're now accepting nominations for the greatest idea ever! the fried cheese melt is back, as part of the $4 value menu. i just didn't realize there was a repository of every baby born in the state. for decades, a state-run "bio- the law says you must know about it but most people don't. >> i just didn't realize there's a new repository somewhere of every baby born in the state. >> for decades a state-run biobank has been collecting and storing dna without consent and as julie watts
discovered, your dna may be used for more than just research. >> reporter: i heel print, nearly every baby born in the u.s. gets one shortly after birth. their newborn blood fills six spots on a special card used to test the baby for dozens of disorders which could prevent disability, even death. we selected six new mothers to talk about their childs' tests but like most parents none new what happened after the test. were you aware that the state was storing your child's dna? >> no. >> do you think you should have been aware? >> absolutely. >> reporter: you see, for the baby's own potentially life- saving test, researchers generally only need a few spots. the remaining blood becomes property of the state and may be sold to outside researchers without your knowledge or consent. >> i just didn't realize there's a repository somewhere of every baby born in the state. >> companies aren't good at
keeping data state. >> there should be transparency. >> they are identifiable. >> reporter: while parents can't opt out before storage, they can ask the agency to destroy the sample after the fact. >> the samples are needed to create the new testing technology. >> reporter: the former director of the genetic disease screening program says the samples are invaluable to researchers and primarily used to identify new diseases ultimately saving more lives. he says the program is self- supporting. it collects $20 to $40 to recoup costs but while the state doesn't profit off baby's dna, what about the researchers? do the studies result in something that the company can make money from? >> yes. i'm not aware of any cases where that's happened. >> reporter: requests for blood spots goes through a review board and researchers are supposed to destroy remaining samples after they're done. so there's no chance that one of these lab could pull a cambridge analytica without
the department's knowledge to be used for other purposes? >> i want to say no. but i'm not going to say no because i know how humans can be sometimes. >> reporter: he says no name is given, just a number. >> there is no such thing as de-identified dna. >> reporter: consumer watchdog groups say blood spots are inherently identifiable. he notes investigators recently identified the suspected golden state killer using a public ancestry site and unidentified dna. researchers aren't the only ones with access to blood spots. coroners request them to identify bodies. at least one father used them to prove paternity and we found at least 5 search warrants and 4 court orders for identify blood spots including one to test for drugs. state law does require that parents are given a pamphlet. for most it's the only disclosure about storage. >> i feel like that's something that should have been discussed with us in person not on in a document. >> everyone who came into our
room gave us another pamphlet. >> i saw it as reference material. they don't tell you, you must read it. >> reporter: when we asked these mothers to search their documents, only one could find the required brochure admitting in the middle of giving birth and raising a baby she hadn't found time to go to page 13. and she is not alone. we commissioned a poll which revealed despite state law, three-quarters of new parents didn't know the leftover blood spots would be stored indefinitely for research 2/3 weren't sure if they ever got the newborn screening information. and after reading the pamphlet, these mothers say it's still not clear. >> did it say outside research? >> reporter: using them for department approved studies, they didn't know it meant given them to outside researchers. >> i think that would be clarified. >> reporter: most people want it done early. >> new mom to remember to call them and follow up. >> reporter: many want the right to opt out of storage
before the child is born and think the state should at least confirm parents are informed before storing their baby's blood indefinitely. now, this is just beginning of the story. head to kpix 5 for an extended version and information on how to out if your dna has been used for research. find out at cbssf.com. julie watts, kpix 5. scary moments in monterey bay. a great white shark got up close with a kayaker yesterday. the kayaker fell into the water at one point. the helicopter pilot says the shark was 11 or 12 feet long. >> whoo! >> monterey bay has seen an increase in sightings lately. so -- >> close call. >> i wonder why he fell in. just out of nerves? >> you see a big shark -- >> yeah. it's cold in the water. so still full wet suit
weather. >> cold. >> it's cold along the west coast. >> oh, yeah. then that cooler air over the ocean also is what's influencing us this morning. out there now, we have a thick marine layer. they won't rise much because of the cold ocean waters and west wind pushing cold air onto the coastline here. here's a view of coit tower covered in the layer of fog. it's low-lying fog this morning. 58 degrees in san francisco. 58 in livermore. oakland 57. 59 in concord. 60 for san jose. temperatures didn't drop off because clouds kept the warm air in. temperatures won't be rising much. yesterday inland areas were in the 80s. today don't expect to see that. half a-mile visibility along the coast. take your time. we haven't had to deal with such low visibility in a
while. three-mile visibility for petaluma but you can see the low clouds through napa, through concord, oakland airport. through 10 a.m. we'll have low clouds and most likely the east bay will see sunshine later on but probably not at the coast. the ocean influence and wind direction changes everything. we have this low to the north. and high pressure ridge down to the south. west winds in between the two systems. for now look at our winds at sfo. west at 11 miles per hour sustained. san francisco 9. vallejo 11. antioch 13. fairfield 17-mile-per-hour sustained winds. similar to yesterday's conditions. but they will start to pick up a little bit later on this afternoon. here's that futurecast. by 3, 4 p.m. you will see a breeze through
san rafael. no wind advisory this morning or this afternoon. but when we will be, will be when our wind direction shifts. so tonight west winds continue and then by friday, the wind direction will be offshore. so that's when things will get warmer and drier and won't be as foggy out there. here's a look at your afternoon highs today. below average for san jose and concord. temperatures in the area: warm friday and saturday. that's when we get windy conditions and on mother's day winds calm down. >> how are the roads? we are getting first reports of a car fire and this is in antioch. it's right near the antioch bridge. it's on 160 right where highway 4 ends. so just on the end of the
bridge there a rollover crash and then resulted in a car fire. currently, all lanes are blocked. emergency crews are on the scene. hopefully they can get at least one of those open so that people can get through those pay gates and head over to the antioch bridge. a lot of people take this route into sacramento or lodi and head on towards rio vista and walnut grove. westbound ride commute direction out of antioch looking good over towards 680 there. we are still in the green 12 minutes no problems there. over on the benicia bridge you can see traffic is nice and quiet but we have a wind advisory in effect. it is very -- you can feel the wind when you cross that span. so even if there's not an advisory, just please be careful both hands on the wheel keep a firm grip. eastshore freeway moving right at the limit there. we are getting busy, very crowded already in the westbound direction. but it's about 15 minutes over to the toll plaza there. you can see the cars
definitely backing up in some of the cash lanes. fastrak good to go 11 minutes into san francisco. hat's a check of your traffic; over to you. time now 4:52. grief counselors will be on hand at an east bay high school today after the tragic death of a student on campus. every fire department every police department
is part of a bigger picture. that bigger picture is statewide mutual aid. california years ago realized the need to work together. teamwork is important to protect the community, but we have to do it the right way. we have a working knowledge and we can reduce the impacts of a small disaster, but we need the help of experts. pg&e is an integral part of our emergency response team. they are the industry expert with utilities. whether it is a gas leak or a wire down, just having someone there that deals with this every day is pretty comforting. we each bring something to the table that is unique and that is a specialty. with all of us working together we can keep all these emergencies small. and the fact that we can bring it together and effectively work together is pretty special. they bring their knowledge, their tools and equipment and the proficiency to get the job done. and the whole time i have been in the fire service,
pg&e's been there, too. whatever we need whenever we need it. i do count on pg&e to keep our firefighters safe. that's why we ask for their help. good morning. temperatures slightly below average today for places like concord and san jose. a couple of degrees below the norm and it's all because of that west wind. we are dealing with some coastal cooling. half moon bay 59 degrees today so not going to get much warmer than where you are right now. 67 in san mateo. 66 in union city. and the afternoon highs in campbell, morgan hill, 73 and 74. most likely some afternoon sunshine expected inland.
today cooler in sausalito and berkeley and further up north staying in the upper 70s. michelle? a broken-down car could have ended in disaster for one woman in dublin. the chp says this rattlesnake was right next to a woman who pulled over to the shoulder after her car broke down. no one was hurt. a rattlesnake warning is in effect for residents in the east bay. an investigation is under way after a 15-year-old student drowned in his high school swimming pool. it happened at san ramon valley high school in danville just before 2 p.m. yesterday. a teacher pulled the student out of the deep end of the pool and the high school was placed on temporary lockdown as a precaution. >> there was a guy floating in the water. the physical education teacher
quickly got into the pool. this happened right after class. she jumped in and. she was doing cpr until the medics came. >> the student was pronounced dead at the hospital. grief counselors will be on campus today. former california governor george deukmajian has died. a former chief of staff says deukmajian died yesterday of natural causes at his home in long beach. the iron duke was known for his efforts to reduce spending and fight crime. governor brown ordered the state capital flags to be lowered in his honor. deukmajian succeeded brown in 1983 when brown's first two terms ended. the former governor was 89. an international incident is brewing between china and airlines based in the united states. international carriers doing business in china got a letter last month. it ordered them to refer to taiwan, hong kong and macau
and part of china rather than sovereign entities. the "washington post" got the letter and it threatens law enforcement action, administrative penalties and downgrade of the credit scores of the airlines. >> once we yield to that it will be a problem in the future. >> the white house slammed china's demands as orwellian nonsense. it is 4:57. more evacuations are ordered on hawaii's big island as a new threat emerges from the kilauea volcano. >> california regulators may soon require new homes to have solar panels. we're live with all the details coming up.
only one candidate for governor when students were stuck in failing schools, led the fight to turn them around. as mayor of l.a., antonio villaraigosa invested in classrooms and security. graduation rates soared. antonio for governor. it's wednesday, may 9th. i m michelle griego. and i'm kenny choi. let's start with a live look outside... good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, may 9th. i'm michelle griego. >> good morning. i'm kenny choi.
let's start with a live look outside on this wednesday morning. traffic not bad in the east bay at this time. and sfo, foggy start near the airport. >> oh-oh! you know what that means. >> could be delays. always good idea to call ahead. >> check with your airlines. most likely, the foggy start is going to be trouble for flyers and drivers. here's a look at coit tower this morning. your headlines today do include foggy start and then drizzly, as well. you will have to clear off the mist off the windshields with the windshield wipers. today will be the coolest day of the week. even inland don't expect too much of an increase in your temperatures. they will be definitely about 5 to 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. the wind direction is going to shift and that makes all the difference. so friday into