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rushing water on the russian river. the problems aren't over just yet. >> and a bay area still cleaning up after that big storm. we will have a look at the damage coming up. >> and two feet of fresh powder and look at the snow in the sierra and what you can expect if you are going up to the mountains to ski and snow board. mornings on 2 starts now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> welcome to mornings on 2. it's saturday december 13 president. >> good morning.
quite the week we have had weather wise, just getting pounded across the bay area. popped outside, a little clear skies, little chilly. mark in for rosemary. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> what a week. >> nice to be here with you, these breaks are important. we have more rain in the five- day but nothing compared to the really strong storm that moved in to the bay area first thing thursday. today though the biggest hurdle will be fog out there. looking toward the bay bridge. watch out for a reduction of visibility. at least in the short term the key headline, it'll be dry. as you can see on live storm tracker two there is another weather system sneaking into the left portion of the screen. that's the next system. it'll come in sunday night and monday. right now we have low clouds and fog and partly cloudy skies. in terms of the fog a drop off in visibility. you can see some of the reports, santa rosa down to a mile, concord at last check
three quarters of a mile. it's cold out there. look at those numbers showing you 40s for napa, san francisco should be around 50. mountain view 43. with the recent rainfall over the past few days and that temperature cools down to the dew point and you have the fog, especially in the inland valleys and up in the north bethea will be a factor for that morning. here is your forecast this morning at the 8:00. areas of fog and then in to the afternoon no rain clouds to worry about. temperatures in the upper 50s. 55 to at least 60. partly cloudy skies, we will talk more about that system. we have more rain cloud in the five-day. >> thank you mark. we want to start off talking about the storm situation. the flood warning has been canceled this morning for the russian river. we will talk more about that. first we want to show you pictures. the water is dropping below that 32-foot flood stage. it did over flow yesterday.
rescuers have been patrolling the waters searching for people trapped and who live along the flooded bangs. we got a chance to ride with a group of firefighters on a zodiac bit as they practiced some swift water rescues. >> most calls will be related to people driving through floodwaters and something happening or people not evacuating. >> now in the stretch of river that our crews went to it was flowing at about 12 miles an hour but the current is much stronger below the surface. firefighters say they rescue people stranded in stalled cars and have to pull people to safety who refused to evacuate. the residents need help when they loose power or run out of supplies. evacuations started earlier in the week. flooding didn't catch many off guard. there was also quite a bit of debris flowing down that river. we spotted some street signs, homes and other build uppings damaged by that rising water the gm of the highland del
lodge said the down stairs level is flooded there which is where they keep wine. >> the peninsula, another area hit hard by the storm flooding -- residents had to evacuate. many of the homes are still red tagged. >> reporter: we are at a mobile home park just off east bayshore road. you can see couple of days ago after the storm came through and they are still dealing with the aftermath of flooding and standing water. if you look around this is the east end of the mobile home park and part of the problem with the flooding is just because of where this park happens to be. east of here beyond that fence is a series of salt ponds on the bay and west is highway 101. you can see there is still about half a foot of standing water in the east end of the park. the homes in this area, doesn't look like anyone is home and we know that about 200 people in this mobile home park and the one next door had to be
evacuated yesterday because of the flooding. some cases the water was up to waist high. residents tried to clean up and mop up before they had to leave yesterday. the front of the mobile home park we saw has been red tagged. it's unsafe to enter. we have seen a couple mobile homes here in the park that had their power ono. we aren't sure if everybody heeded that evacuation warning or if some came back this morning. we know in the east end of this park it doesn't look like anyone is home and that's where the worst flooding is. the residents say there has been flooding before but it's not been that bad in a long time. the storm on thursday caused other problems in other parts of the bay area not just with flooding but downed trees. want to show you this video looking at a giant tree that came crashing down on a home in union city. that home also is a senior care facility. eight people were inside when this happened. fearly slicing the bailing in two. nobody was hurt. this major storm is behind us
but there is more rain headed our way this week and tree experts caution property owners to watch large trees that look unstable. >> people could look, watch and see if they can see up lifting. if they see movement in the soil that is when they should be concerned. >> reporter: another large tree yesterday fell on a home near danville. this was a large oak treet. fell on the garage didn't damage the main part of the house. the homeowners haven't been displaced but that's not the case here in this mobile home park where they are still dealing flooding and standing water in this area. >> hopefully they can get it cleaned up across the bay area before that next system. all right. thank you for that story. the storm that pounded the bay area also causing problems in southern california. mudslides buried more than a dozen homes in ventura county a
major wildfire last year hit the hill skied side -- hillsides making them unstable and they gave way. >> many have lost a lot. >> rocks, debris and everything else just shooting out into the street. >> some parts of southern california got half a foot of rain with 90-mile an hour wind gusts. 150,000 lost power at one point. and a man recorded this video of a tornado touching down in south los angeles during the heavy storm. the twister blew through a ten block area. nobody was hurt. one business owner said he is used to storms and quakes but not a tornado. the national weather service said it was a ef0 tornado which
is the weakest form of a tornado with winds between 65 and 85 miles an hour. >> happening today there are going to be more demonstrations in san francisco and the east bay in. organizers sane are planning what is supposed to be a peaceful protest at noon in union square. they will then go to the ferry building to take part in a nationwide event. in the east bay a group will first rally at uc berkeley and then will join their version of the million march starting in oakland at 2:00 later protesters say they plan to march against the chp. that will happen at 5:00 p.m. demonstrations in the past three weeks have left a heavy financial burden on the oakland police department. officers on crowd control have received $1.3 million in overtime pay alone. police have made 209 arrests during 14 protests. several officers have also been hurt while trying to break up
the large crowd. two american soldiers were killed overnight when their convoy came under attack a bomb detonated when the bomb bomb -- the convoy was passing by. the taliban claimed responsibility for that attack. and there will be a memorial today for a firefighter. captain darryl weeden passed away. on thanksgiving morning. his fellow firefighters are pulling together to honor his legacy and take care of the family he left behind. >> we all got there and just held each other, held his kidses and give and it just -- just doesn't seem real. doesn't seem real even here today. >> when he died he was building a dream house for his family by himself. firefighters are now raising money to try to help finish the house. >> the top official ons new eastern span of the bay bridge is being reassigned. he is moving out of his role as
the bridge project manager. according to the chronicle that after a chp investigation found that he had mishandled engineer's complaints about work done in china for the new span. caltrans said he will now support the agency in a way that will take advantage of the legal and project delivery background. the napa school district will use the holiday break to make repairs caused by the quake back in august. starting next week crews will rene staal lighting equip entity that was damaged in the quake. they will also put in new technology. the school district will seek federal disaster aid to pay for those repairs. >> some bay area police departments offering gift cardses in exchange for guns today. in a couple of hours the police department will hold it's by back event for guns. there will also be buy backs in oakland and san francisco. people will get a hundred dollar gift card for hand guns, rifles and shot guns, assault weapons can betrayeded for a
200-dollar gift card. senate buy back starts at nine. the san jose event will be held on south 34th. the one in oakland will be held at the youth up rising center on mcarthur. >> a bay area family helped by a mysterious holiday angel. coming up. the big surprise they are giving thanks for and how the gift came just in time. >> we will have a good snow season this year. >> perfect. >> it's a winter wonderland in the sierra. how much snow has fallen and what it all means if you are headed to the slopes. >> we have a bit of a break-in the rain. bump as you can see right now. just a few break was areas of fog in the short term. we are tracking another weather system. how much rain you can expect.
we are still keeping our fingers crossed. >> check 2 out. it's looking a bit like a winter wonderland. many areas are seeing upwards of two feet of snow on this latest snow and many already think the season is off to a better start than last. joining us on the phone to talk about this is cassandra walker of north star. good morning . >> good morning. >> it's no secret that i love to ski. i'm always -- always watching the weather forecast. what is it like up there? >> i'm in the village right now. there is a light dusting of snow everywhere that i can see. it's really beautiful. we got nine inches in the last 48 hours and we are able to open 13 new trails bringing the total to 34. >> wow. that's good. is what kind of snow is it? i had a friend who was posting pictures of being rained on. she was still excited to be
there. it was pretty wet. >> sure. the rain helped build the base. that has passioned. now we are just seeing the snow accumulate and more powder like what people are looking for. we have two more lifts opening today as well. we are really excited about that. >> how are the crowds? >> yeah. people are happy a lot of smiling faces. families, kids, adults, everybody and anyone is here. they are all having a great time. we have a first northern lights festival today. everybody is excited about that. there are more and more lights begin up. going up. >> the weather cooperated. people are driving up and -- the roads are pretty clear. >> yeah. that's right. it's safer now to make it up here. we are watching that forecast. . >> that will be a good thing.
>> this is just what they do. people who are thinking it may be a good time to give it a shot. >> we have an amazing ski and snow board school. if you are a little bit nervous about hitting the slopes for the first time they can get together with our instructors and see what they can learn on the mountain. it's fun for everybody and we can accommodate any skill level. >> and last question. before we let you go. this is just -- me, high long is the -- is the lift line. that's a big deal. it's cold you don't want to sit out. >> yeah. well. i was in the lift line all day yesterday and i got got through in about five minutes. you can head back to the lift at 3:30 to -- warm up. >> there is the lure. thank you for joining us. we appreciate you giving us
insight for anyone looking to head to the mountains this weekend. >> thank you. happy snow. >> yes. that's always happy snow. here is a quick look at what other resorts are reporting. take a look. the numbers obviously can change later this morning with the snow that fell over night. in the past 24 hours squaw16 inches, kirkwood and sierra at tahoe saw 13. that's good news. trying to convince you to go up. >> probably not soon but hopefully this season. winter break. >> mark appreciates a good snow fall. >> always excited. the first snow fall always -- just so excited that first trip you can make up there. they pick up -- will pick up more snow. at least right now the roads are clear. just watch out for fog. it's pretty chilly. >> that winter seeing. my sister wouldn't do it because it was to cold.
>> it does get cold. here is the camera looking toward the oakland estuary. low overcast. dense fog making a come back. the key headline today, it'll be dry. no rain clouds to worry about. another weather system in the pacific. taking a look at this. you can see a live storm tracker 2. we have a few showers earlier this morning. you can see moving parallel to near the coastline and then here is the weather system take will about a rain producer sunday night into monday morning. you can see at least the satellite trying to pick up some of the fog, especially toward the central valley. having a big impact on the visibilities. you can see coming down to about a quarter mile at last check for napa and fairfield. santa rosa down to a half mile. dense fog moving around the bay this morning. current numbers pretty chilly. napa40 degrees. reporting partly cloudy skies. here is the overall weather pattern for today. we will be dry with partly
cloudy skies for the afternoon hours and then here is that cold front moving in by sunday night and rain likely for the monday morning drive. plan on that. all these systems normal ones, nothing compared to the one that moved in very strong one. the intense one thursday morning. here is the forecast model keeping a few clouds around the area. 4:00 then into sunday a few high clouds, especially by late in the afternoon. here we are 5:00 sunday afternoon and that rain band approaching our shoreline and this does swing into the area sunday night and it's a monday morning across the bay area. here is the monday morning -- wet roadways, first thing monday and then scattered showers into the afternoon for the rest of the day on monday and then we will hold off the shower chances for tuesday and wednesday. especially for tuesday of next week. for us forecast highs this afternoon after a cool start we will recover back up to the 50s. we have the fog and then particularly cloudy for the afternoon. hazy sun and a look ahead. your five-day forecast and if you can see here temperatures,
not changing to much. we do bring in the rain chances by sunday. mainly for the evening hours, by the afternoon there is a chance up in the north bay up toward sonoma. morning rain from showers for the afternoon and some rain for tuesday and then a chance into wednesday of next week. we try to put these storms into lagnitude and the one that moved in on thursday morning. that was a ten. we won't have those intense rainfall rates. >> the big reds won't be there >> almost like your garden hose. turn it all the way. that was tuesday thursday morning. >> already pretty soggy. >> yeah. >> thank you. 12:00, 13, 14, more than just numbers. >> she picked the date because it sound sounds cool. >> don't forgett. the importance they will have for couples today.
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the team with the best record in the nba the golden state warriors go for 15 wins in a row today. after knocking off the rockets wednesday night the warriors tangle with another texas team, the mavericks. it's an early tipoff. the game in dallas starts at 11 this morning pacific time the warriors have been practicing on the campus of south methodist. >> going to be tough. stopping them. i mean we have held up so far on the defensive end. we have to come in with the mind set of stopping them. see where it gets us. >> the mavericks are the highest scoring team in the nba with nearly 11 points a game. the warriors are second with 107 with you but they will be without their center and david lee who has a bad hamstring. both are traveling with the team and should be back soon. >> the sharks are showing off their newest threads. the team posted this video on
it's website showing their sweater for the special steam series game at levi stadium. in the front it's teal, white in the middle. black at the bottom with -- noticeable changes include a patch with the shark fin and the words northern california. inside the collar it read this is sharks territory. one of the catch phrases of the team. today's date is 12/13/14. >> she picked the date because it sounds cool. i should never forget that date. >> that's why. >> it made perfect perfect sense. >> today they will get married on board a luxury yacht on san francisco bay. they say they picked today not only because of the unique date but also because his son could
be with them. they are not the only one taking advantage of the date. >> we have to pay another fee because of this date. >> it's so popular. >> i really wanted this date. i said we will pay that fee. >> adding to its popularity is that today is also saturday, one venue in las vegas said it expects to preform more than 100 ceremonies. they estimate that 20,000 weddings will take place. in a survey 43% of brides said they considered planning their wedding around a special date. some military couples are taking it even further by getting married at 1500 hours. >> that's great. >> it is cool. >> it's easy to remember. it's my brother's birthday today too. >> unique. >> which has nothing to do with anything. >> i love how he said his fiance picked the date and he is like great. whatever you want. >> setting it up.
>> you pick it. >> he is setting up for the rest of his life. congratulations to them. i'm sure they are busy getting ready for the big day. >> it'll be fun. early christmas surprise for a family in the south bay. the special moment because of a stranger. >> and hundreds of people dressed like santa. the event that is about to get started in san francisco and the warning for those who participate. >> and we have a bit of a break-in the rain clouds for today. just a few patches of low clouds and fog. it'll be dry for saturday. i'm tracking another weather system. i will let you know when that will produce rain back in your neighborhood.
you are taking a look at the impacts of this week's storm on the left that is video of flooding where some people along the russian river evacuated their homes and businesses. top right there, that's video of a tree down into an elderly care facility in union city and then on the bottom right snow up in the sierra where someplaces reporting a foot to two feet of new snow. welcome back . >> good morning to you. start off with a look at your weather. mark is in for rosemary. we are talking about how important this break-in the rain is. just so people can clean up and
get their head around what's in front of them. >> it gets scary when you see several days, three, four five but these breaks, very important out there and especially after the intense rain that we have not seen in some time first thing thursday. beautiful in some parts of the area with patches of low clouds and fog. here is the live camera. down in the south bay. just showing you the sun cloud mix. in terms of the river levels we have been watching those and taking a look at the russian river as you can see coming up here. that is -- right now eight feet but has been coming down. that -- 27.9 feet it's still up there but look at a projection of about 4:00. it'll continue to come down. down to nearly 20 feet later on today. we had a few scattered showers off shore but those have been drifting to the south so a much more stable weather pattern for today. no rain clouds, we have the formation of fog that will
impact visibilities, especially in some of the north bay and the east bay. here is a look at the current visibility reports out toward santa rosa a half mile. quarter mile visibility for napa and fairfield. current numbers, want to bundling up. you will notice the temperature change. the cold air will push in to the area thursday night and into friday. we are talking about 40s. with the rainfall a lot of rainfall, lot of moisture. if you get a stable weather pattern that's what you have the formation of fog and that's what is happening now. the next system. we will talk about this sunday night and into monday. you can see this here with the next system approaching. so, more rain clouds by sunday night, first thing monday. the plan for this morning it'll be dry. it'll be dry for saturday. this afternoon by four, partly cloudy skies, temperatures ranging from 55 to 60 degrees. we will have the updated five- day and the timing of that next system that will move back into the bay area.
>> thank you. the water level on the russian river is below flood stage but there are still currents out there that are causing concerns. rescue crews have been in that water rescuing people from flooded homes and stranded cars. deborah tagged along with a group of firefighters patrolling the russian river. >> reporter: the drought starved russian river. it's wide and wild. wouldn't want to be in it bop it's a great time to train. [inaudible] is on the water. even as's explore watching for people who may need help live agriculture long the flooded banks. this is the rest room at steelhead beach, submerged to the roof. the river five times as deep as before the storm. >> about six feet.
six to ten feet. now we are at 32. we are just about a foot over flood stage now. >> reporter: and no major rescue. people were warned, got prepared and didn't take foolish chances. the river is flowing at about 12 miles an hour the current much stronger below the surface. >> most of the calls are going to be related too people driving through floodwaters. >> reporter: stalled cars normally a problem. plus residents who don't evacuate when they should. living on stilts they will try to out last a flood but country uncle uncle when they loose power. >> people are more stranded and that's when you have to get them. >> reporter: this time the river is up and down fast. >> the main concern is debris in the water. >> reporter: it's still dangerous with loose logs floating along. firefighters watch out for that. floating feet up so they don't snag on anything.
people who need rescue often want to get to a tree and grab it but end up pinned. >> it's moving faster in the center. safe place to be because you won't get caught. >> reporter: time to get the man overboard back on the zodiac. training to save someone in a river that's so alive but can be so deadly. >> now from the water we go to the air. see the full extent of damage to a safeway. the store has two gaping holes on the roof caused by the storm. the building has been red tagged while neighboring businesses were evacuated. workers and customers inside -- [inaudible] one person had minor injuries. no word on when or if the store will reopen. a stretch of highway one may not reopen until march. the roadway was closed thursday
between panoramic -- this photograph here gives you a good idea of the problem. the ground has been washed away. crews are working on a plan to fix that road. two santa jose parks are expected to reopen after being closed because of the storm. crews counted almost a dozen slides. storm damage including several downed trees also forced the closure of cunningham regional park. >> we wanted to show you pictures from the folks who have been out here dealing the storm. regular old people giving us their look on facebook. this is gary, says it all. he says nature is heartless. if you look at why, take a look at that tree and debris on top of that car. then danny sent us this
picture. he said here is a photograph i took today. if you pull that picture up take a look at that fence line. that water just coming on through there. you can see how high that water got over there. certainly a dramatic situation over there. this picture, this is clear wood lake between safeway and cooper tires don't know if i can see -- it must be in the middle of the street. there is the street here. there is the folks homes there. you can see that water just creeping past where it's supposed to be. this picture is remarkable. what it took to check a back up storm drain in a backyard. actually it was down ten feet deep that's a lot of rain. look how far some people -- see identify can get that -- how far some are going to go. i think he is wearing a scuba
suit. ten feet. pretty deep. we have one moreover in pacifica. we saw this a lot in several cities. what are you going to do when you your road is flooded. you will get out the kayak. i don't know how deep it is. this is -- this is the back of a dog right there. maybe it wasn't that deep in all those places. still, looking like a lot of fun. we appreciate all the pictures and giving us your perspective from over on facebook. >> thank you. california's biggest reservoirs are fuller now because of the storm. fulsom was at 34% of total capacity. that's up from 29% at the beginning of the month. lake orvillse is now at 30% of total. that same period the san jose reservoir has gone from 24% to 29%. all three are still below the
historic average level. the storm brought more than a billion gallons of water. utility officials say despite the power outages they are excited about the rainfall. the crystal springs reservoir is nearly 100% but utility officials say they are now shifting their focus to snow fail and the spring melt. >> we rely on that snow melting down in the springtime to start providing supply. we really won't know the total picture until the snow survey starts to be done later in the winter. >> and even with all the rainfall the public utilities commission is reminding people that the state is still in a drought. they are asking people to continue to save water by at least 10%. to put it in perspective according to data from the national weather service california has received 10 trillon gallons of rainfall in the past ten days, that's enough to fill over a million
olympic sized swimming pools. >> bart's new connector to the oakland airport is back up and running. it was shut down yesterday. 30 people were on the shuttle when it failed yesterday. officials say that it hit debris that had blown onto the tracks. >> anything that is -- probably bound to have problems. i don't think it's fair to judge it. >> i like the service. it's expensive and i would want it to be more reliable. bus would have been able to run all day. >> bart sent a bus bridge to take travelers to the airport. friends and family continue to mourn the death of a 78-year- old hit and killed by an ac transit bus. it happened on thursday. sam socks was just two blocks home when he was hit. he and his wife were married for 50 years. she said she told him not to go on his walk that day but said he didn't listen.
>> we argued. it was a quarter to five and already quite dark. it was raining. >> he was walking in the crosswalk when he was hit. he was wearing a reflective vest and a flashing bracelet. it appears that weather may have contributed to the crash. the accident is still under investigation. >> the city of san francisco has reached a settlement in the case of a patient found dead in a stair well at the hospital. the city will pay $2.9 million to settle a claim filed by her family. she was a patient when she went missing last september. she was found 17 days later. the agreement will bring resolution without the heartache of litigation. >> a woman said that a secret sanity is making christmas possible for her family this year. that is because they showed up to a toys ru and gave her a chance to grant her 8-year-old daughter's wish list.
she was only able to put down $20 for the items. the store called her with the good news yesterday. >> this is veronica. just to let you know we had an anonymous guest come in and pay off your lay away. so, when you are ready we actually have it ready for pick up. >> the store told her that the secret santa wanted to stay private but she wanted to show gratitude. >> i just want to say thank you so much for making our christmas the best christmas i have ever had. >> that's great. that secret santa showed up just in time. the store said all accounts not paid off by yesterday were canceled. >> a santa party in union square todays to dozens are expected to show up. they will dress in red and white to take part in the christmas pub crawl. there is more to the event than just alcohol.
this year they have teamed up with the san francisco fire department's toy program. all the santas are encouraged to bring gifts or cash to donate to the toy drive. the event kicks off at noon. you don't have to go to santa conto donate. some off duty firefighters will be outside the union square hotel today to collect donations. it'll kickoff at ten this morning. santa clause will also be there outside the hotel. children are invited to bring their christmas lists and take a free picture. firefighters ask that all donations are unwrapped. >> i always think of santa con is something that throws tourists off. >> get confuse. the cameras pop out and they take a picture. >> santa con. >> continuing our storm watch a mattress clean up is in store for neighborhoods in southern california . >> devastated. i couldn't believe it. >> homes are buried by
mudslideses and a tornado actually touched down in south los angeles. in the next hour the reaction from students about that surprise twister. >> and it's a holiday season classic. scrooge, tiny tim. we take you to the geary and a behind the scenes look at a christmas carroll. >> shout out to my wife and daughter. i love you. happy holidays. i will see you soon. over a million californians have a gotten something that's beend. out of reach for far too long. health insurance. how? they enrolled through covered california. it's the health insurance marketplace where you'll find a range of plans from leading health insurance companies that offer you the best combination of quality, rates and benefits. you can compare plans side by side,
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carol being preformed across the country this season. this week the class age opened for its 38th season at act and i was honored to be invited backstage to talk to the actors and see how this classic comes together. behind the red curtain a seasonal classic. a christmas carol, the 19th century book rising back to life with colorful character es in costume. and american con-- playing the role of scrooge >> there are hurdles to our enjoyment of life and this play cracks that open and said you will find happiness by sharing with others. >> reporter: he joins 48 others on stage this holiday season.
his. >> you realize how special it is when you are in a beautiful space doing a classic play that really celebrating like the spirit of christmas and the holidays. >> he does find it eve -- it every night. >> i watch him mourn the death of tiny tim and watch him as fannie sings and tries to make their time happy. it's just always right there. that's another way you find the performances in each other. someone else is always doing something that you can spark off. >> this goes in dressing room two. this is in six. these go in five. >> reporter: the costume director. >> i get to spend other people's money to fill the closets of majeure people. >> reporter: he said he and his team start working on the 250 costumes and accessories about two months before the first show. >> the director really does try to make it fresh for the
actors. they are finding new things, everybody has their own character, everybody gets to explore. with that comes costume republics. >> reporter: stephanie wears a number of costumes. the 24-year-old plays five different characters during the performance. >> it's tricky to go from those different worlds. the costumes do help. it's about the story. it's never just about me as an actor or as one character. it's all how the whole story looks and what the audience gets from seeing the whole thing. not just where own little part. >> reporter: two classics helping put on a classic. i asked if they could share a favorite line. for bob it's a line at dinner. >> i come back to the table and say merry christmas to us all. i say it to the kids which i think is what gets me a little choked up because i'm like
teaching them, trying to teach them, even if there are bad people out there you -- they are all humans. >> reporter: for scrooge. >> he says having been shown the roar of his ways, he says i will honor christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year. >> reporter: with that the christmas carol rises back to life. >> maybe a few things you didn't know about the story. the novel was published in 1843 and took six weeks to write. since it started performance million 38 years ago its been preformed 1150 times to date. to an audience of more than 1.1 million people. it's employed nearly 1900 actorsors and 750 backstage staff members a lot of them young actors. more young actors than adult actors. it is just great chance for them to get on stage. >> which is amazing.
certainly a great look behind the scenes there. i think my favorite thing is that you faulk about the young and the older ones -- just seeing it again. i have seen it obviously. makes me want to see it again. did you get inspired? >> i did. once you get a peek of it. we watched the first ten, 15 minutes of the performance on wednesday. i remember going in as a child with my family and getting so excited to see it. gets you excited for the season. >> it runs the whole sea sob? >> until the 28 president. just started this week. you know as the actors said it's about a merry christmas to all. that's what -- you give that line to the children that's what it's about. >> besides the ghost. >> a merry christmas to all. >> i love the message. christmas --. >> if you get a chance get out there. >> get my ticket.
>> maybe it'll be a gift. >> the gift. yeah. >> i'm not holding my breath that he got me a gift. >> did you see it, mark? >> the tradition is the nutcracker. if you are heading to san francisco today. speaking of union square question have this. dry conditions out there. just a beautiful start today in san francisco. no rain clouds. the rainfall is a lot. just for comparison if we were doing a forecast two weeks ago take a look at the numbers. santa rose a san francisco, oakland and san jose, not very impressive. look what's happened with the update yesterday with the recent rainfall. san jose from 70% of average to 241% of average a significant bounce with the rainfall totals. we will continue to add to the
numbers over the next few days. today we get a break. that is the key headline right now on live storm tracker two a few rain showers off shore. drifting parallel to the coastline but no rain clouds to worry about. we have fog with all the moisture on the ground near the surface. napa to a quarter mile. about a half mile. most areas are in the 40s. santa rose a.napa40 degrees. there is a weather system in the pacific. we get a break today. partly cloudy. cold front approaches. there is a slight chance of rainfall by late sunday afternoon. the main impact its will be sunday night into monday morning. as far as the expectations in terms of rainfall this is what
you would expect. most areas just over an inch. here is the forecast. keeping dry for the day. partly cloudy skies for sunday. by five rain showers approaching parts of the north bay. then here we go with the rainfall. sunday night and into monday morning. the monday morning will likely be wet and it's off and on scattered rain showers. we will hold onto rain showers for tuesday and wednesday. forecast highs this afternoon a lot of 50s out there with the afternoon readings president the. look ahead your five-day, we do bring in rain chances for sunday. especially for sunday night. there is a slight chance during the afternoon. by monday some lingering rain for the monday morning drive. keep that in mind as you plan the new week still shower chances for tuesday and wednesday. we won't go dry in the five-day forecast if you can see with the temperatures mainly in the
50s to around 60. >> we are searching to see who is decked out for the holidays and we have asked you to share photographs and video with us. today'sn'sn 't are you is -- is from michael in pacifica. >> look at that. pretty impressive. michael said that his dad has put on this display for almost 20 years. it features 30,000 rights and for the past eight years as you can hear they have been set to music. it plays ten to 12 different songs and it's host to a canned food drive that goes to the resource center. >> impressive there. if you or your neighbor is all decked out post your photograph or video to the facebook page or teeth us using the hash tag to deck the halls as we get closer to christmas. we will send crews to check out the top displays >> and then you guys get to vote on your favorite and then
we will very vale who win -- reveal who wins that title and the bragging rights. >> we will be right back. i've been babysitting these kids for years. there's like eight of them - eight? maybe three. i don't know whatever. it's like really hard to keep track of them. it's a pretty big house. anyway, that's why i really love this nest protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. it tells you which room the smoke is in and tells you when things are getting bad. heads up - there's smoke upstairs. that's probably taylor. he's like so into fireworks right now. anyway, it's nice to- emergency - there's smoke upstairs. i should probably go.
wow. that is a vacation home in washington that was blocks away from the beach just a few weeks ago and now -- as you can see there it is in the ocean. slowly but surely the shoreline along wash away beach has been eatenna which bay a combination of high tide, high waves and high winds, so far this week three homes have been lost. homeowners say they knew at some point it would happen because the land has been eroding at about 100 feet a year for decades. fortunately no injuries. >> there will soon be quite a show along the point reyes
coastline. pacific gray whales will start their migration. by january about 1400 elephant seals are expected to we on beaches starting on tess 26th. >> your time is 7:58. it's a day of action across the country. the protests that are in the bay area that are being held with what is called the millions march. >> house that are an hour from los angeles are buried by a mudslide the fall out from a natural disaster last year. >> and rain clouds have moved out of town. the big light in the sky. we have more sun -- another system developing off shore. ♪
senate storm has passed, damage was done and clean up getting underway. >> the bay area still cleaning up. we had show you the efforts going on right to you to help residents in the peninsula get back into their home. >> and two feet of fresh powder a look at snow in the sierra and what you can expect if you are going up the
mountain. mornings on two continues. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> and good morning to you. welcome to to mornings on two. >> mark in for us on the saturday morning taking the place of rosemary. that sun is up and it's nice to see. >> it's very nice. we will see storms comingn. it's nice. everything seems so refreshed. so clean and crisp. exactly. great visibility. today we get a break a nice day to be outside. no rain chances. just a few high clouds after some dense fog this morning. here is the camera looking toward oakland from emoryville and patchy high clouds up there in the distance. as far as the latest on the satellite, we have the rain here in the bay area on thursday the significant rainfall and then yesterday of course down toward southern california that's moved out to the south. the entire state fairly dry. you can see weather system out to the left. this will be a factor by sunday
night and into monday. at least now we have the fog forming out there. watch out for that. drop off in visibility. napa very low. could be almost near zero visibility. santa rosa half mile and livermore one mile visible. watch out for that and enough the inland valleys could be clear skies. you encounter that big fog bank. current numbers chilly out there in the 40s to the 50s. talking about the fog, talking about recent rainfall over the past week or so. with that a lot of moisture on the ground. we can quiet a get a stable weather pattern. that's what the fog forms, especially in the inland valleys. that's the key headline. 8:00. areas of fog right now. temperatures in the 40s to around 50. into the afternoon skies becoming partly cloudy. there is the temperature range. 55 to 60 degrees. it's dry today but we have more rain clouds to talk about in the five-day. more on that in just a few.
>> thank you. let's start off with a look at the storm situation. this morning the flood warning was canceled for the russian river. we will have more on that. we want to show you pictures. there is good news that water that was very high is now dropping below the 32-foot flood stage. it over flewed yesterday. rescuers have been patrolling the waters, searching for anyone who lives along the flooded banks that may be in trouble. we got a chance to ride with that group from forestville. they were on a zodi ac boat and they were practicing their swift water rescue. >> most calls will be related to people driving through floodwaters and something happening. happening or people not evacuating. >> our crew was on the stretch of river that was flowing 12 miles an hour but the current is much stronger below the surface. firefighters say they do rescue people who have refused to
evacuate. residents often need help after they loose power or run out of supplies. >> evacuations started earlier in the week. many were expecting yesterday's flooding, debris was a mess and a problem. we saw quite a bit going down that river. homes and buildings are damaged by the riaing water. the gm much the high canned lodge said the down stairs was flooded and that's where they keep supplies and wine. >> the peninsula hit hard by the storm. residents had to evacuate a couple mobile home parks. allie is live where many of the homes are red tagged. >> reporter: yeah. the complex, the mobile home complex on east bayshore was red tagged over last couple of days. now redwood city public works crews have arrived. you can see them behind us in the yellow jacket was the utility vehicle. they are in the process of pumping out what is left of the stand water. we got here there was a half foot of standing water on the
eastern edge of this mobile home park. they started pumping about ten minutes ago and the water is going down quickly. we will show you video of the work they are doing. they are pumping the water out in to the sewage system. there is also a lot of oil from the vehicle that have been flooded in this mobile home park. they brought in some pads to soak up that oil. oil slick and then they are pumping out the rest of that water. residents say the water was about waist high at this point a lot of the floods problems here have a lot to do with war think are located. there are salt ponds, east of that is the bay. residents say flooding is not unusual. this -- the last couple of days was the worst it had been. on thursday firefighters helped evacuate about 50 people from this area.
firefighters had told residents in all 200 homes here and in the mobile park next door to leave but not everybody did. >> not everybody wanted to leave. we are out here yesterday telling them we may have contaminated water and the health concerns and we asked them if they wanted to leave we would provide shelter. >> reporter: and back out here live you can see one of the residents standing out in what was about a half foot of standing water. the level has gone way down because the public works crews now pumping that water outo. the fire chief said that because there is more rain on the way monday through wednesday of next week he would like residents to consider maybe going to a shelter. they still have the shelters open for anyone who lives here but as you heard him say a lot of people feel reluctant about going to a shelter. we will have to wait and see. >> he said that the water may be contaminated. is there a chance they can be
forced out? do they not have that ability to remove them? >> reporter: according to the chief the evacuations they had here a couple of days ago were mandatory voluntary. he told people here that you should reach but the firefighters didn't want to take that extra step of forcing people to leave. it's up to people to make this decision. >> it's nice to see the crews trying to get that water out of that bark. live in redwood city. thank you. the storm that pounded the bay area is also causing problems in southern california. mudslides buried more than a dozen homes in venture why county a major fire last year hit hillsides leave the ground unstable. the hills gave way yesterday when rain fell at two inches an hour. >> we are still in the state of shock here. our friends and neighbors. many have lost a lot.
>> rocks, debris and everything else is just shooting out into the street. >> some parts of southern california got half a foot of rain with 90-mile an hour wind gusts. >> a tornado touching down in south los angeles during the storm the twister blew through a ten block area tearing off roofs, damaging at least five homes. the national weather service said it was a ef0 which is the weakest form of a tornado with winds between 65 and 85 miles an hour. >> amazing pictures. >> we are not at christmas yet but it's looking like a winter wonderland in the sierra.
there is -- snow falling -- does make a lot of sound but it's a pretty picture. two feet of now snow. people enjoyed the slopes in sugar bowl. it opens today. workers say because of all the new snow they are opening double the terrain they had unanticipated. if you want to get a good view of where everybody is in terms of snow totals right now here is where other ski resorts are. these numbers could change because of snow that fell over night. in the past 24 hours -- squaw is at 16, kirkwood 13, sierra at tahoe 13. >> happening today more demonstrations in san francisco and the east bay to stand with ferguson and new york city. agoers say they are planning what is supposed to be a peaceful protest at noon in san francisco's union square. they will then go to the ferry building to take part in a
nationwide event called day of anger millions march. in the east bay a group will first rally at uc berkeley and then join their version of the millions march in oak ran at two. later they plan a march begins the chp at five. demonstrations in the past three weeks have left a heavy financial burden on the oakland police department. officers on crowd control have received $1.3 million in overtime pay alone. police have made 209 arrests during 14 protests. several officers have also been hurt trying to break up the large crowds. >> two american soldiers were killed overnight when their convoy was attacked in afghanistan a bomb detonated when the convoy was passing by the troops were headed to the air field which is the largest american military base in afghanistan. the taliban claimed responsibility for that attack. and a memorial today for a san jose firefighter. he pass away unexpectedly on thanksgiving morning.
he was a husband and father of four. other firefighters are pulling together to honor his legacy and take care of the family he left behind. >> we all got there and just held eacho. held his kidses and wife. it doesn't seem real. >> firefighters are trying to raise money to help finish his house he was building. >> football but no shoulder pads or helmets. at 8:30 how a sport that's popular in australia could head to the home of the giants. >> first, providing homes to animals in need. the warning if you are considering getting one for the family this holiday season. >> and in weather no rain clouds to talk about for today but watch out for some fog trying to regroup around the bay and some of the inland locations. how long the dry weather pattern remains in place and the timing of the next weather system in the five-day.
>> how much is that doggy? this holiday season shelters across the barry are looking to find hundreds of animals new homes. joining us this morning is emily wood, little bit to talk about animal adoptions this holiday season. folks call it holiday dump in some cases where they just dump animals. tell us about who you have here. it's honey this is honey. >> she decided to hit down.
>> she is hiding. she got sigh. she was adopted when she was a puppy. now she is ten. honey. come on . >> she is shy. >> we can shoot underred table. >> how old? >> she is ten. she is getting up there. she march my friend adopted her as a puppy and took her to puppy classes and she is very well behaved. >> i menged holiday dumping and another shelter said they get about 20 dogs a dadding day being dumped. it's not like macy's where you can return a sweater. >> it's a big issue for a lot of shelters a i lot of shelters see this as a hard time a lot of people see it as a hard time. people are going out of town and maybe didn't think ahead what they will do with their pet during that time of year. for us we have that great
partnership about macy's. our adoption goes up this time of year. we can help share that burden by taking in moran more. >> what do people say when they dump a dog? >> it's a variety of things a. i lot of things are stress of vet care and just lifestyle a lot of people see a kitten or puppy and don't think ahead ten or 15 years or even to the next time they go on vacation. >> macy's and the window display with a lot of animals. how has it been going? you have any numbers? >> i think we are at 123 adoptions. we have some more weeks to go. last year we did 343. we didn't have any rain last year. we will do well this year too. >> that's true. keeps the shoppers and people away. more dogs than cats or more
cats? >> more cats than dogs. kittens are easier than pup puppies. we have both. >> and something called santa paws. >> yeah that's today. whale is it? >> santa comes to the shelter and you can bring in your pet to meet santa and get a picture taken and ask for treats, whatever they want. >> what time sniffle ten to three. >> and honey. has taken a nap. let's get her up . >> come on. come on. >> there shes. >> good girl. >> ten years old and annoy the story? if -- you know the story. >> she was just a puppy at a shelter a puppy at a shelter. we get a lot of them. accidental litter i would imagine. that happens a lot. stay and nueter,. if you want a puppy you can get
one from the shelter you don't have to buy one. >> there is honey in case anyone is looking for a new dog ; mark i don't know. what do you think? interest in honey? >> i'm very tempted. boy. >> i am too. >> brings a big smile. santa paws, you can bring your dog as well. >> good old charlie. we adopted him he is on our bed probably right now. >> charlie and honey. new friends. outside right now if you are heading to san francisco just a great weather for today. we have fog there this morning. low clouds and fog. watch out for that. no rain clouds to worry about for saturday. here is the live camera looking toward the estuary. some overcast forming but a much -- fairly quiet day. no major rain to talk about in the saturday forecast. as you can see on the live storm tracker two the left portion of the screen that's the next rain maker. that will move in sunday night and into monday morning. as you can see pick out a little shading. that's the fog trying to
regroup. it is regrouping now and the central valley. some of the bay area neighborhoods as well. napa it says zero visible. officially about less than the 1, 16th of a mile. quarter mile in santa rosa and livermore about a half mile. you can have relatively clear skies and then you encounter that big fog bank with the big drop off in visibility. current numbers cool a lot of 40s to report. early saturday morning. here is that weather system. high pressure returns for us today. it'll be dry. that is the key headline. then a front. that will thicken up the clouds. there is the chance for the showers in the north bay a better bet sunday night across the bay area with rain likely into monday morning for the morn morning drive. this is a typical system. not the one thursday morning. still we will add to the rainfall totals, act three
quarterrers to an -- to an inch. here is the forecast model. keeping it dry all day for saturday and then sunday scattered clouds. there is a chance late sunday afternoon into sunday evening. the rainfall kind of expans in coverage. still scattered rain showers throughout the rest of the day. forecast highs this afternoon. after the foggy start in some neighborhood partly cloudy skies. more 50s toward san jose. ahead a five-day forecast and there is that rain cloud into the sunday. especially for sunday night. timing sunday night and monday morning off and on showers likely into tuesday and wednesday but nothing like the major system that moves in to the area thursday morning this is what you would expect.
the fog around the bay. >> saw it coming across the bridge. it -- like am i on the right road? >> thick. scary because you have relatively clear skies and you get a big fog bank. >> slammed --. is that going to burn off by --. u. by 12:00, 1:00 should burn off. it'll be the next few hours. >> thank you. good to know. >> 12, 13, 14, those are just more than straight numbers. >> she picked the date because it sounds cool. 12, 13, i should never forget that date. >> the importance these three digits should have for couples across the bay area today. ♪
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the team with the bet record in the nba go for 15 wins in a row today. er after knock off the rockets wednesday night. the warriors tangle with another texas team the mavericks. it's an early tipoff as the game will start at 11 this morning pacific time the warriors have been practicing on the campus of southern methodist ahead of the game. if will be tough stopping them. we have healed up so far on the defensive end. come in with the mind set of stopping them and see where it gets us. >> the mavericks are the highest storing team in the nba averaging nearly 111 points a game the warriors are second with 107 but they will be out their center and david lee who
has a bad hamstring. both are traveling with the team and should return soon. >> the sharks are showing off their newest threads. they posted these pictures -- it shows their sweater for the special stadium series at levi stadium in february. in the front it's teal, in the middle, black at the bottom with that sharks logo in the center this he have a patch with a shark fin and the words northern california. inside the collar read this is sharks territory. one of the catch phrases. u. today's date is lucky. it's 12, 13, 4 and for some that's sipping because -- because we won't see it again for two decades. >> she picked the date because it's cool. i shouldn't forget it. just -- made perfect sense. >> they have been planning for wedding since last december. today they will get married on board that yacht on san
francisco bay. they say they picked this day because it's unique and because his son could be with them. they aren't the only one taking advantage of the date. >> we have to pay another fee because of this date. >> it's so popular yes but i wanted this date soy said we are going to pay that fee. >> all right. adding to the popularity of today's date is the fact that it's also saturday which is already of course popular for weddings. one venue said it expects to preform more than 100 ceremonies. david's bridal estimates that 20,000 weddings will be taking place. they say that is no surprise though because in a survey 43% of brides said they considered planning their wedding around a special date. some military couples getting married today at 1500 hours so then it would be 12, 13, 14, 15. take am the luck they can get.
>> i wonder how many grooms plan like that. >> they just show up. >> i did. >> you did? >> i got married on the 16 president. montana. joe montana's number. come on. >> i have nothing to say. i have nothing to say. >> my wife agreed. she was on board. >> was it a saturday? >> it was. >> if it was a wednesday i would think maybe. >> it wasn't a sunday because what happens on sunday the 49ers play? >> and you didn't watch. >> a holiday gift from a stranger. the big surprise. bay area family received in the heart felt message they had in return. >> and good news for the bay area's water splice. it's how much water thursday's storm brought in for our reservoir. >> and if you are getting mauryed today no rain clouds. you picked a perfect day weather wise. some fog this morning. when that clears out and when rain chances move back in the five-day forecast.
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welcome back to mornings on two. want to show you some video from up in the napa valley. as well as daley city. quite a week we have had. massive storm sweeping in to the bay area. on thursday, napa valley dodged major flooding. i was up there as some of that heavy rain fell on thursday. >> pictures pretty dramatic when you see what they did to neighborhoods and how hard it was for folks to get around. at one point in san francisco it got pretty --. >> look at the cove. >> yeah. look at that. that is -- just rocking and rolling there. nobody getting out of the water that day. then you had part of the -- a short distance away from the
cove and at&t park that was closed because of flood concerns. >> the area rotting issues, mold, some people may have to move out. it's a serious issue. >> evacuations at a couple flooded trailer parks -- parks in the peninsula. the health -- we are there and will have more on this story for you in just a moment. that video was up on thursday and we were watching the napa river there at the hope street bridge. it was getting high and some neighbors had the sandbags out but the river -- obeyed it . you were soggy. you were everywhere that --. >> never went over. >> yeah. it's just amazing how that downpour just shows you how quickly it can changet. went from a regular storm to at couple lating water. the think -- i made a map thursday i think -- saint h
elena. it was .9 feet the next day it was 14.9 feet you can imagine that 14 feet looking up. >> all that --. >> so constant that day. the two days. >> even after it stopped you had all the water from the hills and the mountains and so that's always a concern. especially many in the russian river. >> it takes a while. since we started the show it is afternoon this morning the water level that come down just over a foot. that's good news. with all that moisture in place establish weather patternments you still have fog. that limb pact the visibility. still some dense fog showing up there. river levels, right now 8 feet. that's been coming down. right now 26.7 feet that will continue to come down this afternoon by four. the projected level 20.1 feet. that trend will continue. the river will continue to recede as we have a break in the rainfall for today.
that's the headline. dry weather for saturday a weather system in the pacific. that will bring in some rain clouds by sunday night and into monday. right now though watch out for a big drop off visibility. near zero in napa. santa rosa quarter mile. with all the rainfall we have a stable weather pattern and with that the fog forms. the overnight cooling and temperature drops down to the dew point and the fog forms the inhand valleys. fog around san francisco bay. that will be a falk for for this morning. current numbers in the 40s to around 50. ten we are thinking 50 to 55 and then by the afternoon hours partly cloudy. 55 to right around 60. it's dry but more rain cloud clouds >> all right. thank you. 8:33. we have been fopping a work crew that's trying to pump water out of an area that flooded a couple of mobile home parks. some were told to evacuate because of the storm damage and
allie joins us now from redwood city with the update on the relief easts there. how does it look? >> reporter: yeah. i was going to say that we have seen the floodwaters recede pretty quickly. this is the reason why. you can see the guys in the yellow jackets. those are public works crews. they started pumping out what was left of some of the floodwaters from thursday's storm here. they have made quick work of it a lot of it has receded. there is probably about a half foot, maybe -- less than that maybe a few inches of standing water at the eastern edge of this mobile home park. even before they started pumping this morning the water levels here were much better than what they were on thursday during the height of the storm. residents say the water was about waist high. let's show you video of them pumping out this water early this morning. they are pumping it out in the, sewer system.
because of oil slick on the water, the flooded wars. they brought some pads and soak up that oil and then are sending the rest out in to the sewage system to be treated. thursday was the worst of it. water was waist high. a lot of the flooding problems -- it is where -- east of that canal there is salt ponds, east of that is the bay. >> people -- it's like -- if they had like little small trees -- they were flooding, toys, balls, everywhere just floating. gas cans and everywhere. >> on thursday redwood city firefighters helped about 50 people evacuate. firefighters had told residents in all 100 homes in this mobile
home park to leave but not everybody did. because of more rain opt ramon through wednesday they hope that people will take them up on that offer to consider going to a shell their. they still have one hope for anyone who lives here and doesn't feel safe. back to you. >> thank you. good to see that water going own. i appreciate the update. >> there is no word on when or if a -- store damaged by the storm will reopen the market in silver agreeing has two gaping holes on the roof. the building has been red tagged while neighbors businesses were evacuated as a precaution. the workers and customers were inside the safeway. one person suffered minor injuries. a stretch of highway one in marin may open in march.
it was closed between panoramic. the photograph gives you a good idea of the problem. the ground beneath the edge of the pavement washed away and anymore erosion could wash away the road. crews working on a plan to fix that stretch of road. no two parks are expected to reopen after being closed because of the storm. mudslides forced them to close the allen rock. crews counted -- spilling boulders and mud. as well as the park's main entrance. also forced closure of cunningham regional park. >> some of california's biggest reservoirs are fuller because of the storm. as of last night fulsom was at 34% of total capacity. on december first lake orrville measured at 26%. it's at 30% of total capacity. the san louis reservoir has
gone to 29% capacity. all three are still below the historic average level for dear sir. utilities officials say despite the power outages and flooding they are he very excited about this rainfall. the reservoir in san mateo is fearly at 100% but utility officials say they are now shifts their focus to snow fall and the spring melt. >> we rely on the snow melting in the springtime. we really won't know the total picture until the snow survey starts to be done later in the winter. >> yep. let it snow. even with all the rainfall the public utilities commission is reminding people that the state is still in a drought so they are asking customers to continue to save water by at least 10%. and to put it into perspective according to the data from the national weather service california has received 10 trillon gallons of rain in the
past ten days. that its enough to fill 15.1o limb impact team sized swimming pools. >> bart's new connector -- is back up and running a mechanical problem shut it down. 0 people were on the train. officials say that it hit debris that had blown onto the track. >> anything that -- probably bound to have problems. it's not fair to judge it. >> the like the service. i would want it to be more reliable. bart did add a bus bridge to take travelers and to the airport. >> the city of san francisco has reached a settlement in the case of a patient found dead in a stair well. the city has agreed to pay $2.9 million settle a claim. lynn spalding went missing last
september. her body was found 17 days later. the san francisco city attorney said that the agreement will bring resolution without the heartache of litigation. first the bay area hosted the america's cup. the super bowl will come in february of 2016. now the bay area is hoping to host a couple of other big events. officials have submitted bids for the rugby world cup. it's a three day event that will be held at at&t park and at the san francisco earthquake's new stadium the competition would include 24 men's teams and 16 women's teams. the olympic committee could side to move forward with a bid as early as next week. >> the secret santa is making christmas possible for one family. the secret santa showed up on south winchester in san jose
and gave a woman a chance to grant her 8-year-old daughter's wish list. she was only able to put $20 toward the items that cost more than $100. the store called her with the good news yesterday. >> this is the [inaudible] at winchester. we had an anonymous guest come in and pay off your lay away. so when you are ready we have your lay away ready for pick up. >> a store told her that the secret santa wanted to remain anonymous. >> i just want to say thank you so much for making our christmas the best christmas i have ever had. >> and that secret santa showed up just in time. all lay away acts not paid off by yesterday were canceled. >> that's a great story. let's talk about the weather. that flood warning was in effect earlier for the russian river. we will talk about that and
where it stands now. at nine why firefighters say that they have to do most of their water rescues. >> weeks after -- we are taking a trip behind the scenes. up next. what had are saying about bringing this story to life. >> and in weather we get a break in the rain for today. the south bay just partly cloudy skies, another part of the bay area dense fog to talk act. we will do that coming up after the break and the timing of our next storm that's developing off shore.
jingle bell rocks. christmas in the park is back in celebrating 35 years of holiday entertainment. we have a special tour of the displace located in the downtown plaza. l. year the park was voted one of the top ten christmas displays in the world by essential travel magazine. the deck raids long tradition comes with new features including a pet adoption exhibit. >> i would suggest come early afternoon, enjoy everything during the daylight. go have some doneer at a vendor or local restaurant and then later on come back after dinner
and enjoy the whole event at night. >> they are expecting a big crowd to come this weekend and the sun will be out. another great way would be to see christmas carol. >> yeah. it's a tradition. >> and i would love to seet. this week you were there. it opened up for its 38th season. >> at at&t. the gold old gary theater. they invited me backstage. that was the preview day. they opened on thursday. 48, 49 actors and majority of them you can see on the screen are children. as young as seven and -- which is great. some of them want to act, some want to tinker around. lot of guidance. >> we saw scrooge. that's who you talked too.
>> yeah. marin county guy. we were laughing because we both went to college of marin. the broadcast side. we shared memories of the good old campus there. great actor. great person there. then the man next to him is nicholas pelzar and he plays -- the character of bob cratchett >> probably an interesting role to play. i know you talked to them. >> hurdles to our own enjoyment of life. this play says no, you will find happiness by sharing with other people. >> you realize how special it is when you -- in a beautiful space. doing a classic play that really celebrates the spirit of christmas and the holiday. >> and you joe what is so great. we are looking at video you talk about --. >> yeah. >> transforms you into that is how they kind of sweep you back with all the great sets and all their amazing costumes.
some want something a bit different or added. that team of ten is very busy. they start two months kind of before that first show in preparation for that. they are beautiful. >> it's such art work you know. i think -- when you are doing those interviews what i thought was cool is how much they appreciate that they were a part of such a classic and such a tradition and they talk to you about their favorite line. >> favorite lines they delivered to the audience and for bob or the actor who plays him, it was a line that he gives at the christmas dinner. >> that's not it. >> no. that's toys for tots. >> maybe you could recreate it. >> we have the holiday theme going. >> what he said in that line is he is looking at all the children and describe itself for him and he -- he said i say -- you know a merry christmas
to all and for him he said he got a little emotional while he described it and gave that line. >> he got choked out. there we go. talking about earlier is that the lessons that you kind of -- you know you learn -- you have seen it a thousand times but it's still kind of -- just sits right there. >> you get wrapped up sometimes. the ghosts but when it comes down to it it's -- as you said a merry christmas. >> and you have interesting facts about the carol. >> it was published in 1843. it took them just about six weeks to write and since it began performance 38 years ago it's preformed more than 150,000 times. it also has employed nearly 1900 actors and 750 backstage staff members to put that together. >> not a lot of people.
>> no. >> all right. we want to talk about holiday life. from one tradition to the next. we are searching the bay area. you probably heard about this now. see it up there. all decked out for the holidays. we are asking the viewers to share any photographs and videos all their relevant yeah nice decorations. >> and today's entry is a man from pacifica. his name is michael. >> ♪ [ music ] >> michael said -- his dad has put up this display for almost 20 years. it features 30,000 lights and for the past eight years they have been set to it music. on top of it all the light show is host to a canned food drive. it goes to the pacifica
resource center. >> makes me feel bad about my holiday. >> i thought mine was cool. >> then it does president have theme museum kick ten to 12 different -- music. you hope miss neighbor -- hope his neighbors appreciate it. if your neighbor is better than that or decked out. post a video or photograph to the facebook page and teeth us. we will check out the displays and then you can vote. >> i though the music was the guys in the production, control room. no that's out there at the house in pacifica. >> yes. >> cool. >> if you can do better than that you could win the bragging rights of bay area's best holiday display. you are now put on notice. see what you can come up with. >> after the show you can set up your own lights. pick out the songs. >> yes. and then mike can put them up for me. >> i went up to -- my mom
wanted me to put up my outdoor lights. i said we have to hold off a little bit. >> the weather. yeah. my lights are flipped around. half are in the gutter. >> then you didn't put them up well. >> they are up well. >> today is a good day for decorating outside. >> get over there. >> no -- whatever works. i will talk act the weather first. hire in oakland. clear skies and this particular image. there is dense fog regrouping near the bay and some of the inland valleys a big dropoff in visibility a -- no rain clouds to worry about as well. you can see a storm in the mask. high clouds will approach the area. our biggest concern not the rain. it's the leftovers of the rain with all the moisture forming
out there. dense fog. santa rosa a quarter mile. we have been talking about the rainfall over the past few days the storm is gone but the moisture is still near the surface a lot of puddles. that fog forms and a stable weather pattern. 44 degrees in san jose. livermore 46, the dense fog out toward fairfield, out forward vallejo. napa, santa rosa. here is the pattern for today. its going to be a try saturday. a slight chance of rainfall especially up in the north bay. by tomorrow afternoon a better bet by sunday night and into monday. rainfall expectations, this is more of a typical storm you would expect this time of year
on either side of an inch but some areas near the coastal hills could be right around two inches. here is the forecast model showing you this. we have higher clouds approaching the area later on today and then tomorrow six the chance of rain showers, especially up in the north bay. sunday night into monday morning you can see the wet roadways, the rainfall and expanding in coverage. plan on a wet monday morning and then still some showers likely for the rest of monday, the chance into tuesday and wednesday of next week. we aren't going to go dry. make the most of the dry conditions for today and most of your sunday. forecast highs this afternoon. san jose 59, half moon bay 58 and the look ahead. the five-day forecast we do bring in the chance of rain especially sunday night. first thing monday morning. off and on showers tuesday. that chance for wednesday. up next week. >> little chillier out there. grinches have struck in concord. how dare they.
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gifts for families in need. someone broke into a storage container late thursday night, at the salvation army community center on clayton old. many items were collected and donated by students at monta vista high school. many included clothes and food meant for families in the adopt a family program. bay area families in need should head to pittsburgh today to do christmas shopping free of charge. the white pony express general store is going to be hosting a boutique. they offer new and gently used clothes, shoes and toys for free. the event will be from 1 until 4 p.m. the program is also accepting donations for future events. meanwhile toys for tots toy drive is asking for some donation help. today they are teaming up with the u.s. marine corps and the santa clara valley transportation authority for the stuff a bus event. the bus is parked near christmas in the park on south market street in san jose.
in just a few minutes doors open up for donations. toys dropped off should be new and unwrapped. one of the biggest movie stars in the world is stuck at home this weekend suffering from chickenpox. angelina jolie has been forced to cancel several upcoming events to promote her new film unbroken about a world war ii p. o. w. she'll miss a promotional brunch. she said i will be home itching and missing everyone. i can't believe it but such is life. her children and husband are healthy and will attend the premier. >> does it make you itch. >> i know. >> i had them late but not that late. it's been six months since that 6.0 earthquake in napa. how some napa schools affected by the quake are going to be spending this holiday break. >> plus some flooding damages signs, homes and other buildings. coming up, how the rising water affected one hotel along the river.
the bay area still cleaning up after this week's storms. the efforts going on to help residents on the peninsula. >> the rain clouds have moved out of the bay area. in fact lots of sunshine here in oakland. coming up the timing of our next system offshore. >> we'll see you soon. a memorial today for a san jose firefighter who died over the
thanksgiving holiday. the lesson he left behind with co-workers that they say they will continue to live by. mornings on 2 continues now. complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> well, good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. it is saturday, december 13th. i'm claudine wong. >> good morning everyone. i'm mike mibach. hope you're having a fantastic morning, maybe a cup of coffee, hot chocolate. definitely drier than it's been for the last couple of days. i know i was standing in the rain. it's nice to be inside and dry. >> i know you were. >> meteorologist mark tamayo is in for rosemary today. mark, you're upstairs on top of the building, how she's locking out there. >> now you put the weatherman outside enjoying the sunshine. >> exactly. >> funny how that works. >> yeah, just perfect timing, a bit of a glare out here. still enjoying all the clear skies here in oakland. but some patches of dense fog out there as you can see over san francisco bay and the inland valleys out towards
santa rosa, napa, livermore, antioch, fairfield, reports of dense fog. dense fog across the bay as well. that's going to be a factor in the forecast for today. the headline, it is completely dry. there is a weather system offshore. we'll take a look at the satellite. you can see it approaching the left portion of your screen. it will be dry for most of your weekend here on live storm tracker 2. after the dense fog this morning, skies becoming partly cloudy, even a few mostly sunny observations like we have now in oakland. the forecast highs for this afternoon mainly in the 50s, so we have some morning fog, skies becoming partly cloudy. san francisco 58 degrees, livermore in the upper 50s and napa checks in 55 degrees. we'll continue to dodge the sunshine in the short-term for this morning, at least here in oakland, but we'll talk more about the rain clouds, multiple rain clouds to talk about in the five-day forecast. more on that in just a few minutes. >> sounds good. see you soon. thank you. let's talk about the russian river. that flood warning that had been in effect was actually canceled this morning, but there's still a lot of danger out there. want to show you pictures of
that very swollen river. that water has dropped below the 32-foot flood stage. the water did overflow its banks in guerneville yesterday. rescuers have been patrolling that river searching for anyone who lives along those flooded banks that might be in trouble. you can see videos from a little ride along with the forestville firefighters on a zodiac boat. >> most of our calls are going to be relate today people driving through flood waters and something happening or people not evacuating. >> so the stretch of river that you're looking at where we were yesterday or i should say debora villalon was yesterday was about 12 miles an hour. experts warn the current is much stronger below the surface. firefighters say they routinely have to rescue people who either refuse to evacuate or got stranded in their stalled cars. residents often need help after they lose power or they run out
of supplies. and then there were evacuations along the russian river earlier in the week. they were expecting problems, so the flooding didn't catch too many of them off guard. then debris was also a bit of a problem now. mike i know you were out there earlier or yesterday, and you were out in napa on thursday. and we're looking at these pictures, tell me what we're looking at in terms of what you saw. >> napa was fine, the river was tame, got pretty high, got close to going over. yesterday cruised through forestville, guerneville,mont rio on the west side and a lot of -- not a lot of businesses damaged. if they were, it was kind of some lodges right there in the low lying areas. also there's one of them right there. also the campgrounds got hit hard, very hard. as for the homes, like when you see ha, that they just learn from the past, 86, 95 new year's day, 2006, the flood stage at the river in guerneville is 32 feet. yesterday it was a little over 33 feet.
when you go back nine years it got up to 41, 42 feet. it wasn't even close. see what they're doing there, that's the fema steps they got the money from to build up those homes. a lot of the homes not close to being flooded like they were nine years ago. >> are they still -- you know, they were talking about how some people didn't want to leave. they're like we got this. >> they don't want to leave because their house becomes an island. they're on stilts so they can't get out. i mean they live on a river so most of them have kayaks or boats. if they really want to they can leave. there was no mandatory evacuations. they were voluntary. they just went up the mountain a little bit. >> stay close. >> the water was starting to recede about 3:00 yesterday afternoon. >> we hope for an easy weekend for them. we want to go now to allie rasmus because she's in another area that was kind of hard hit by that storm. this is like a mobile home park. crews have been out there all morning, and it looks like they
are making good progress. >> they are claudine. we are at the mobile home park in redwood city. this is an area that had a lot of flooding problems on thursday. the water around here was waist high. i want to show you the ground where we're standing. there's a little bit of debris here. two hours ago if we were standing here two hours ago, we would have been in about 4 inches of water. they have soaked it up pretty quickly because public works crews arrived around 7:30 this morning. they've been working to pump out the remainder of that flood water. you can see them here up against this fence. they've got the pump out here, and we have some video up close to show you of the work they were doing here this morning. the waters have receded pretty quickly since then. they got here at 7:30 started pumping out the water. there's a lot less of it out here. now a lot of the flooding problems here at this mobile home park and the one next door on the bay shore road has to do with where they are located, right next to a canal and east
of that canal there's some salt ponds and east of that is the bay. residents here say flooding is not uncommon. thursday was the worst of it. it was waist high, and there was a lot of debris and even furniture floating around. people's possessions floating around in that water. residents say the past couple of days have been the worst flooding they've seen here in ten years. >> i know we need the rain and everything, but it's like very bad, you know, because it's, you know, it smells really bad and everything like that. you know. people are bringing their kids on top of their hats to carry them out and everything to make sure their kids were safe. >> they had to boat down here because some of the people are old and elderly, plus their possessions we put in what they wanted to take so it wouldn't get water logged. >> reporter: now on thursday, redwood city firefighters helped about 50 people evacuate. they had advised residents in all 200 mobile homes here and in the park next door to leave on thursday, but not everyone heeded that warning. a lot of people were reluctant to leave their homes.
the fire battalion chief says because there is more rain on the way from monday through wednesday of next week, he would urge residents to reconsider and possibly consider going to a shelter. they still have shelters open this week, and they'll be open for the next couple of days. back out here live, you can see there's still a little bit of standing water, probably about maybe a half a foot to 10 inches, you can see them standing in it. they've also got these pads on the water. when this flooding happened, there was a lot of oil in the water, in the standing water here because of all the cars in the parking lot here that had been flooded, so they brought out these pads to soak up the oil, and the remainder of the water is being pumped out into the sewer system, so redwood city public works crews have been out here all morning. they're trying to get rid of this excess flood water from thursday's storm, and they're making quick work of it. >> you always wonder how people are hanging in there when they're waiting for all that water and cleaning to be done. >> reporter: most of the residents we talked to say they
are somewhat used to this. they said ten years ago there was a similar situation with a lot of flooding, and a couple of the people we talked to said ten years ago after that last time that there was severe flooding, a lot of people raised their mobile homes up a little bit. a lot of the people we talked to said even though the water levels got really high, mostly it's carpet and flooring in some of the homes that were damaged and people say, you know, we're just going to have to take the time to repair and replace all of that, we're doing okay. >> sounds a lot like the folks living along the russian river. you learn from past experiences. allie rasmus live in redwood city, thank you. our time now is 9:10 and today as san jose firefighters family will say good-bye to one of its own. darrell wheaton passed away unexpectedly on thanksgiving morning. this week i spoke to some of his fellow firefighters about their loss. >> from the outside station 35 looks like it always has, and yet nothing is the same.
>> it's just unfair. >> there is a void. >> for me i don't even know if it's hit me yet. >> and a pain. >> everything i look around here just reminds me of him. >> this was home for 50-year- old captain weeden. >> and weeden always told them the same thing. >> the motto he always used around the firehouse and with his family is i got this. he's the kind of guy that i got this. >> what they don't get is how to go on without him. >> there was a 9-1-1 call to the neighborhood. >> that call came on thanksgiving from weeden's home. he had gone to bed the night before and never woke up. >> we all got there and just held each other and held his kids, held his wife, and it just -- it it just doesn't seem real. >> weeden grew up in san jose and served as an army ranger. he was a husband and father of four. >> he sewed all his kids halloween costumes since they were little. >> now his friends say they ask
themselves a single question. >> how would darrell handle this, and he'd be stepping up. >> they will do that by finishing what he started. it was well-known that weeden was building a dream house for his family, all by himself. there is still a lot of work to be done, but firefighters say it will get done. >> finish his home for him, finish his legacy. >> from the outside, things look the same. >> i don't know what we're going to do. >> look closer and you will see the void where his turnouts should still hang, where his mail should still sit. the captain's chair he should still fill. >> we all try to be that guy, including myself, but i'm not. >> but he always told them i got this. >> thanks for what you've taught us. >> and as they mourn his loss. >> we'll be all right. we'll take care of us here. we'll take care of each other and we'll take care of your family. >> they also make a promise. >> we got this. we'll take care of each other. >> from one brother to another. >> you're never going to be replaced. >> there is going to be a
service held this afternoon. the firefighters have also started a go fund me account to try to help finish the family's house. >> the bond is strong there, the firefighter bond. >> it was tough, you know, they said to me you know what we're fixers and we want to fix things and we can't fix this. it just breaks your heart. >> thanks for that report. the holidays are a time for telling people you appreciate them, but when it comes to tipping certain people, who do you hand over cash to and how much is appropriate. up next a familiar face at ktvu with some tips on holiday tipping. >> and the recent storm did cause a lot of problems in the bay area but check out these pictures if you love to ski and snow board, you aren't complaining. we did talk to the people up at north star and we'll tell you what they had to say about the open runs and the conditions up there. female announcer: sleep train's interest free for 3 event!
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good saturday morning, 9:16 looking out towards san francisco. just had to hear the first few lines of that song. lots of sunshine over the bay for parts of the region, tracking dense fog and also a storm offshore. i'll let you know when that moves back into the region in the five-day forecast. time now is 9:16. and long time ktvu viewers will recognize the man sitting next
to me. it's our own brian band miller. >> when i first started here, i sat down next to you and you said i could stay as long as i paid agrees fees [ laughter ] >> speaking of pay i guess i'm all about money. >> i told a couple of people i was coming in here to do this story for your producer, and jack mcdermott, a buddy of my mine, i said would tip would you give, be generous. >> okay. jack be generous. the point is you can't be that generous. take care of the people that took care of you all yearlong and don't over do it because you shouldn't. if you don't have enough money, just give them a card and say things have been tight this year. the worst you can do is not say thank you. >> we're going to take people through how you tip, who you should tip, what you tip. it's important. everyone's thinking about it and in the next week or so when you start seeing these folks in your life, this is when you should start. >> unless they're putting their hand out saying. >> we got it on the screen.
>> who should you tip. >> the people that help with dependents, for instance, you've got a nanny or a baby- sitter. now a baby-sitter is simple. if she does it once or twice a month, give her 20 to $60 for the year. if you have a nanny who's there every week, give her a week's worth. >> a week's worth. >> one of the rules of thumb is if somebody's doing something every week give them a week's worth of pay. >> and then personal service so people who cut your hair, massage therapists, trainers. >> give them a one time -- if you go every month give the hairdresser one month's worth of tips. fortune magazine says don't tip the owner. i think if you have a nice relationship with the owner you can give them a bottle of wine. everybody loves to have a bottle of wine. >> just something to let them know that. >> that you care. >> that you appreciate them. >> be nice to you for the rest of the year. you don't want to just be nice,
you want them to be nice to you all yearlong. >> and then of course you have your housekeeper and doorman and gardner. how much. because you want to give them something that's appropriate, you don't want to break the bank when you got a lot of people you're talking about. >> you know, caregivers, one week's salary, personal services, the cost of one session, home maintenance varies by person. when i say home maintenance, for instance on the maintenance side, if a guy comes in and it's thanksgiving and he comes in on thanksgiving dinner to take care of your toilet because it overflowed you'd give him more money. when you give money, don't just hand them a check or give them cash, how about putting the cash in a little box like it's a box of candy, and roll up in 10s and 5s and a couple of pennys. they think they're getting candy and actually they're getting money. it's kind of a gimmick to make it more creative. >> and make it look like you took time with it. >> precisely.
>> and this is important too, who doesn't need a tip. there's people we give stuff to like our kids' teachers. i wouldn't give my kids' teacher cash. >> mail carriers are prohibited from taking money. >> they do though. >> i'll get to that. >> garbage collectors, the same way they're appointed by the city. teachers doctors and lawyers, teachers are also prohibited. doctors and lawyers, you know, you're better off giving them a bottle of wine or giving them a gift or a nice card than cash. it's kind of -- it's tacky to give your doctor, you know, cash. it seems ridiculous. but if you want to, again, you have to be creative about this, but -- i have a funny way where i deal with my garbage collector guy. i take a case of beer that's filled and i put it on top of the dipsy dumpster. every year it's gone when i get out there. and he's not saying my county won't let me take it. it's things like that that you maybe do or again, i get back to a bottle of wine because we
love wine in the bay area. i've been amazed over the number of years, no matter how much money somebody makes if you give them a nice bottle of wine, it doesn't have to be opus1, there's a bond there somewhere. i think absent saying what am i going to do, do something like that. one final thing, when i was leaving the house, my wife said what about me. i take care of you all year. >> you better go big. >> i haven't figured that out yet. >> nice so see you. >> good to see you. there are your tips for the holiday season mike. >> claudine, brian thank you very much. up to 2 feet of new snow in some parts of the sierra. skiers and snow boarders think this season is off to a better start. dozens of people are making that trip to reno and tahoe this weekend. north star says the new snow is allowing them to open up more of their slopes. >> we're just seeing the snow accumulate and more powder like conditions of what people are
looking for. >> in truckee ski shops like granite chief are already seeing more customers gearing up for the season. here's a quick look at the other ski resorts and what they're reporting. these numbers could change with the snow that fell overnight, bore yawl is reporting 20 inches, squaw valley 16 inches and kirkwood and sierra at tahoe saw 13 inches and of course those numbers could also change because tomorrow we've got another system moving its way in. now in town for rosemary orozco. >> we will be be adding more snow totals especially into monday, tuesday, and wednesday of next week. that's correlated with the bay area rainfall as well. we had a few rain showers moving parallel to our coastline this morning. our next system is moving closer to our coastline. ed to today is dry. most of your weekend is dry. with all the recent rainfall we have moisture on the ground. visibility restrictions as you
can see for santa rosa, napa, livermore down to a quarter of a mile. beginning to improve in concord. the fog beginning to lift in some areas over the past hour or so. here's what has been happening. we have a stable weather pattern right now. overnight when the temperature drops down, that's when the you have the clouds and fog redeveloping, and that could be a factor first thing once again tomorrow morning. now stepping outside the door right now it's still pretty cool out there, noticeably chilly towards livermore and antioch in the 40s. san francisco, 50 degrees and napa checking in 43. they dropped down into the upper 30s during the 6 6:00 hour this morning. here's the overall weather pattern, high pressure returns and this brings a dry saturday across the entire bay area. after the fog this morning, skies becoming partly cloudy and then this cold front marchs closer to our coastline. our next system there's a chance of a few showers by sunday afternoon up in the north bay. probably a better bet sunday night and into monday morning. this is a normal typical winter time storm or winter-like storm
out there. the rainfall on thered of 3/4 of an inch to over an inch. the bottom line it's not going to be like the intense storm that moved through the region thursday morning. it will produce rainfall in the bay area. 6:00 tonight, scattered clouds out there, same deal into your sunday and then sunday late afternoon into the evening hours, we do bring in a chance of rain showers out there. here we are monday morning, early monday morning. we're going to have a wet monday morning commute and then still some scattered rain showers the rest of the day monday. that could linger into tuesday and wednesday of next week. forecast highs for this afternoon after the cool start this morning, kind of a a cool afternoon as well. temperatures mainly in the 50s, san francisco 58 degrees, san jose 59, you step on the roof deck in oakland and kind of have that brisk feeling out there. here is a look ahead, your five- day forecast, with temperatures in the 50s, mid to upper 50s out there. there's a rain cloud making a comeback, especially for sunday night into monday morning. showers likely tuesday and then a chance of a shower into
wednesday. there is so much water out there accumulated on the row e.r.a.s. it's -- on the roadways it's nice to let it go where the presidents to go. we get a break very important out there. >> you've been to that spot of mine in the north bay, that rain gauge i have. >> yeah. >> 7 inches in 48 hours. >> right off highway 101. >> your rain gauge is very famous. >> do you have a rain gauge? >> i do. >> i'm like the only one. >> mike does the contest with his neighbor to see who gets the most rainfall. >> a couple buddies of mine, the winner takes something good home. adult beverages are on the line. >> really? do you win? >> i've won in the past. i've lost also in the past. >> we know what to get claudine for the holidays. >> a stocking stuffer. >> thanks mark. >> angelina jolie is stuck at home and is a bit itchy. coming up in 30 minutes we'll tell you what has her covered and keeping her at home. >> plus the former inner of
donald sterling,ings former owner of the los angeles clipper is looking to get back to the community today. he will visit a couple of housing projects in the watts neighborhood of los angeles today. he will dress up as santa claus and hand out toys. the group organizing the event youth mentoring kids accepted sterling's offer to show up in a giant sleigh filled with goodies for all the children. today's date is 12/13/14. for some people that is very significant because it is the last sequential date we are going to see for nearly two decades. >> she picked the date because it sounds really cool, 12/13/14 and i should never forget that date,. >> yeah, that's why. >> it made perfect sense. >> don't forget it, or there will be consequences. daniella and caesar have been
planning their wedding since last september. today they are going to get married on the san francisco bay. congratulations to them. there's the yacht. the couple apparently isn't the only one taking advantage of this date. here is a list of some numbers from david's bridal that estimates 20,000 weddings are going to be taking place. that's no surprise. 43% of brides say they considered planning their wedding around this special date or any special date and then some military couples are taking it a step further because they're getting married today at 1500 hours so that they can say it was 12/13/14/15. >> sure, why not. >> absolutely. go the distance. we've been talking about the weather up here. it's been bad down south as well. some houses that are about an hour from los angeles are buried by a mud slide. the fallout from the natural disaster last year. >> plus it was an early christmas surprise for a family in the south bay. the special moment thanks to
good morning, to you. we've got pictures for you here on mornings on 2 showing the impacts of this week's storm. on the left side of your screen that is flooding in guerneville where people along the russian river there you can see how swollen that river is. some of those folks were forced from their homes. >> i was up there yesterday, flood stage 32 feet, got to 33
feet, but nothing like nine years ago when it got to 41 feet. right there on the right, the top right. that's a video of the tree down, and then on the bottom right there's the snow in the sierra where some places are seeing up to 2 feet of fresh powder. welcome back again to mornings on 2. i'm mike mibach. what a week we have had weather- wise. >> good morning to you. i'm claudine wong. it's been a long one. mark tamayo who is in for rosemary this morning is showing us how nice it looks outside. the sun is shining. is it actually warm out there or still cool? >> it's actually still very cool out. i was going to take off the coat to go for a more casual look but it's actually brisk out here. >> but then you're cold. >> temperatures around the chilly 40s to around 50 degrees. need the sunglasses, clear skies up above, one obstacle this morning with the recent rainfall, a lot of moisture out there. we do have fog forming. i'll step out of the way. our friend j. c. will shoot
across the estuary looking towards san francisco. there's that fog bank forming over the bay and especially in the inland valleys as well out towards livermore, out toward antioch, fairfield, santa rosa, napa, dense fog and reduction of visibilities. keep that in mind in the short- term, but today the key headline, it is dry with no rain drops to worry about. there's a weather system offshore as we take a look at the satellite right now, you can see high clouds approaching. the left portion of your screen. those scattered high clouds will approach the region for tomorrow, later on today. no raindrops expected. most of your weekend is dry. by sunday night into monday we do wring -- bring in, bump up those rain chances as the cold front moves onshore. today it's cold out here right now, and not too much of a recovery this afternoon. some morning fog, skies becoming partly cloudy. temperatures will be in the 50s. san francisco 58, san jose in the upper 50s and antioch 55 degrees. the cold air is actually what moved the strong storm to the south of the bay area, the one we were tracking thursday. and you can feel that crisp in the air right now, but at least
today lots of sunshine here in oakland. we're on sunshine for the rest of the bay area later on today. we'll update the five-day forecast in a few minutes. >> if you want i can bring your shades. i can run to your car real quick. >> i can definitely use them. >> thanks mark. this morning we have been following a crew that's trying to pump out the water that flooded a couple of mobile home parks in san mateo county. >> some residents were ordered to evacuate because of the storm damage. allie rasmus joining us live from redwood city with an update on the relief work being done there. >> a lot of sunshine here as you can see but it's a very different story than what it was just a couple weeks ago. >> on thursday the worst of the storm, this parking lot was completely inundated with water. residents say they were wading in it. it was waist high. we're going to show you why in just a second. i want to show you some of the damage over here. we're taking a look at this fence on the eastern edge of
this rc mobile home park. according to some of the work crews out here, on thursday during the worst of the flooding, somebody dug out this mud berm hoping that all the water that was in the parking lot would flow out into the canal right next to it. instead the reverse happened. the canal waters were so high that more water from the canal ended up flowing right into the parking lot inundating this mobile home park. residents this morning are finally getting relief thanks to these redwood city public works crews who have come in with a pump. they are pumping out what's left of the flood water out into the sewer system. you can see those little white things on top of the water. those are pads they've used to soak up some of the oil that was from all the flooded cars in this parking lot still in this water. now, again, let's show you some video from early this morning. these public works crews got here around 7:30 and started pumping the water right away. a lot of the flooding problems here at this mobile home park have to do with where it is located. it's right next to that canal that we were showing you.
and right next to that are some salt ponds and then east of that is the bay. so flooding is not uncommon according to the residents here, but the residents say it was the worst it has been in about ten years a couple days ago. on thursday redwood city firefighters helped about 50 people evacuate this mobile home park and the one next door. firefighters had recommended that everyone, about 200 homes leave the area as a precaution, but not everyone heeded that warning. >> not everyone want today leave, so we're out here again yesterday advising them that we may have some contaminated water and what possible health concerns those are. we asked them if they wanted to leave we were providing shelter for them. >> reporter: the fire battalion chief says because there is more rain on the way, he would like residents living here to consider moving out and going to a shelter because back out here live, as you can see they've got this flood water under control now. they've pumped most of it out, but with more rain on the way it could be more of an issue for folks living here over the next couple of days.
we'll have to wait and see what happens. mike and claudine back to you. >> thanks allie. thanks for that live report. it could be a very long week. that storm that pounded the bay area also causing problems in southern california. check it out, mud slides buried more than a dozen homes in the city of cam rio. a when all this rain came, the hillss just gave way. rain was falling about 2 inches an hour there. >> we're still in a state of shock here, you know. our friend and neighbors, you know, many people have lost a lot. >> rocks debris and everything else is just shooting right out into the street. >> those pictures are something. some parts of southern california received a half a foot of rain with 90 miles per hour wind gusts. at one point 50,000 people were without power. >> back north there's no word on when or even if a safeway
store in san jose heavily damaged by the storm will reopen. two gaping holes on the roof. the building has been red tagged while neighboring businesses were evacuated as a precaution. workers and customers were inside the safeway before part of that roof crashed down. one person did suffer minor injuries. two san jose parks are expected to reopen today after being closed because of the storm. mud slides forced officials to close alum rock park. crews counted a dozen slides. storm damage including several downed trees also forced a closure of nearby cunningham regional park. some of california's biggest reservoirs are now a lot fuller thanks to this week's storm. as of last night, on december 1 december 1st, lake orville measured at 26%. it is now as you can see on
your screen 30% of total capacity and in that same time period, the san louis reservoir has gone from 24 to 29% capacity. all reservoirs are still below their historical average for december. to put things into perspective check out these numbers from the national weather service. california has received 10 trillion-gallons of rainfall in the past ten days, which is enough to fill 15.1 million olympic sized swimming pools or power the niagara falls for 154 days. happening today, there are more demonstrations in san francisco and the east bay to stand in solidarity with ferguson missouri and new york city. organizers say they are planning what is supposed to be a peaceful protest at noon in san francisco's union square. they will then go to the fairy building to take part in a nationwide event called day of anger, millions march. in the east bay a group of demonstrators will first rally
at uc berkeley and then start at frank o'gala plaza in oakland. later protestors plan a march against the chp at 5 in the evening. demonstrations in the past three weeks have left a heavy financial burden on the oakland police department. officers on crowd control have received $1.3 million in overtime pay alone. police say they have made 209 arrests during 14 protests. several officers have also been hurt trying to break occupy up the large crowds. turning to other news. this is a nice story. a santa clara woman says a secret santa is making christmas possible for her family this year. that secret santa showed up to the toys"r"us on south winchester in san jose, and gave the woman right there a chance to grant her 8-year-old daughter's wish list. beonky was only able to put $20 towards those items which cost a total of $200. the store called beonky with the good news yesterday.
>> hi this is veronica from the toys"r"us of winchester. just to let you know we have an anonymous guest come in and pay off your lay away, so when you're ready we actually have your lay away ready for pickup. >> so awesome. what a nice call to get, right. the store told her the secret santa wants to remain anonymous, so she told us how grateful she was. >> i just want to say thank you so much for making our christmas the best christmas i've ever had. >> so hopefully her secret santa hears that message. she actually, or he showed up just in time. toys"r"us says all lay away accounts not paid off by yesterday were canceled. >> that will be a special mortgage for that -- morning for that family. a young boy with a life- threatening heart condition given a chance to meet his hero. the two forces that teamed up to help make their meeting possible. >> plus a pup from gilroy, one of seven dogs competing in the
. all right. well, on december 26th. seven dogs from across the country are going to compete in the 2014 weaner national finals and we have one of those dogs with us. he was actually practicing in the newsroom earlier i guess with running around. this is wally from gilroy, and joined by stacy and caylee, his owners. hi wally. how are you guys doing? >> good. >> thanks for coming in. tell us a little bit about this guy. you said he's ten?
>> he's ten. he lives on a ranch with us. we live in the country with horses and everything and he's just really loyal and he just -- kid puts him in the starting gate. gets him all excited. >> tell me how this works. tell me how the starting gate works. he's supposed to be fast, he's supposed to be accurate? what is he supposed to do to win? >> sometimes like i'll have him facing the front, and then they'll just like say go because like since he's like real loyal, i can just say go get mommy, go get mommy and then he'll just take off going really fast. >> yeah. >> in a straight line? >> yeah. yeah. >> sometimes he waddles. we have video of him. what makes him a champion? like what makes him better than all the other dogs he's competing against? >> so in the race they have to stay within the lines and you have to pass the finish line, but you have to return within the boundaries of the race line. so we have to have him cross the line and make sure that he
actually comes straight. >> okay. and does he do it every single time or does he have some? >> last year we were the second loser. this year we actually won. >> the second loser? >> yeah, he was second place at the warrior's game last november. >> second winner. >> we heard it on the radio, and it's kind of like weaner dog race. it's one of those things we just had to try. >> we put him to the test a little. i think they have a little video they want to show us with some music. let's see if we can run that tape. ♪ [ music ] you just like say go mommy,
that's all he really does like. we were practicing in the driveway this morning, and my stepdad shawn, he was like go get mom. go get mom, and then he just like -- my mom was like a little for a away so he's like where is she and then just look took off. >> explain to me the competition, where he's going, where he's headed. >> so we're headed down to san diego for the holiday bowl. we'll be on the 26th we'll be competing for a thousand dollars prize money, and then we get to ride in the san diego big bay parade. the winner gets to ride on a float i believe, and the other dogs are walking, so if he loses we're walking the parade. >> and if he wins he gets a nice ride. >> and then we get to go to the holiday bowl football game. >> that sounds like fun. thanks for coming in. hey wally. >> thanks buddy. you look like you're ready for a nap now. >> he's tired. we've worn him out.
mark what do you think of this guy? he's very very cute. >> very mellow right there, but just seeing the imagery on the roof is very fast as well. i guess if you say go to mommy, that will all accelerate. that's a good line. here's our camera looking out towards walnut creek. you might be waking up with clear skies, and lots of sunshine. you might have dense fog enough to reduce your visibility. be on the lookout for that. today will be dry. no rain clouds to worry about for your saturday forecast. we had a few showers moving parallel to our coastline this morning, but right now we do have that fog kind of trying to regroup and has been a factor out there. in fact, current visibility reports, quarter of a mile for santa rosa, napa and livermore. these are improved a little bit over the past hour or so. concord 7 miles. so here you can see the recent rainfall. this we've been talking a lot about the rainfall. there's still a lot of moisture on the ground. a stable weather pattern. what happens when temperatures drop overnight, matching the dew point temperature. that's when you get the fog that forms, especially in the
inland valleys, especially in the north by a. that's what we have this morning. right around the by a itself we do have -- the bay itself we do have dense fog. current numbers, not much of a recovery. holding on to the upper 40s for san jose, livermore, antioch 48, napa 43 degrees. right now we have a dry weather pattern out there for your saturday. as we mentioned that's the key headline. most of your weekend will be dry. there's a weather system, a cold front that will be approaching our coastline for tomorrow. our next system moves in sunday night. there's a chance of a few showers in the north bay by sunday afternoon. rain likely by sunday night and into monday morning. nothing like the system, the intense storm that moved into the region early thursday morning. still this will produce rainfall on the order of about a quarter of an inch or 3/4 of an inch to just over an inch. coastal hills might pick up just over 2 inches with this system for sunday night into monday. here we go today, partly cloudy skies, and then tomorrow same deal. by late in the afternoon into the evening hours we do bump up
shower chances, especially in the north bay. early monday morning, the rainfall coverage expands over the bay area. we are expecting a wet monday morning commute and scattered showers likely for the rest of your day monday that could carry on into tuesday and into wednesday of next week. forecast highs this afternoon after a cool start this morning, kind of brisk out there for this afternoon with partly cloudy skies. temperatures will be in the mid to upper 50s. san jose 49, morgan hill 58 and santa cruz in the upper 50s. your five-day forecast and a bit of a break in the rain for today. most of your sunday is dry as well, but then by sunday night we do bump up those rain chances, some rain lingering into monday morning, off and on showers for monday. showers likely into tuesday. we're going to keep an eye on wednesday, still a chance of a few rain showers. enjoy the break in the rainfall for today. just a few clouds after some dense fog. looks fairly nice just to go for a walk or spend time outdoors today after getting drenched over the past few days. beautiful thank you mark. one of the biggest movie stars in the world is stuck at home
this weekend, suffering from chickenpox. angelina jolie has been forced to cancel several upcoming events to promote her new film unbroken about a world war ii p. o. w. she will miss a promotional brunch in los angeles tomorrow and the movie premiered on monday. jolie says "i will be home itching and missing everyone and i can't believe it because this film means so much to me. i just can't believe it but such is life. her children and husband brad pitt are healthy and will attend the premier. a 5-year-old boy in south carolina with a life- threatening heart condition has met his hero thanks to the help of macy's and the make a wish foundation. ever since he can remember chase lekron has been obsessed with mario, the nintendo character. yesterday afternoon at a mall in greenville he got a chance to meet the video game icon and take part in a little race. >> his only expectation was meeting mario and we invited obviously our friends and family that have been around to
support us throughout our journey with him. i don't know that i was expecting to see quite so many of them, which has been fantastic to have that big show of support for us. >> more than 60 people showed up to support chase. the crowd included friends and family as well as shoppers who walked over to share the moment. >> what a nice, nice story and good for him. i hope he has a very merry christmas. we're talking about bay area traditions. we've done that a lot today. and one of the top 10 christmas displays in the world is actually in the bay area. up next the new edition featured at san jose's christmas in the park. >> we're the hooker family in korea, and we'd like to send seasons greetings to our family in san francisco california, randy, joe anna, connor, blake, morgan and luke. merry christmas. >> say merry christmas. >> merry christmas.
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the salvation army in concord is asking for help after grinches made off with $4000 worth of gifts for families in need. someone actually broke into a storage container late thursday night, possibly friday morning at the salvation army community center on clayton road. many of the items that were taken were collected and donated by students frommont vista high school from danville items include clothes, food and toys meant for 14 families in the salvation army's adopt a family program. first the bay area hosted the america's cup. the super bowl will come in february 2016, and the bay area hopes to host now 2018 rugby world cup 7s. the three-day event would be held at at&t ballpark and the san jose earthquakes new stadium. the competition would include 24 men's teams and 16 women's teams. the rugby 7s will make their olympic debut in 2016. a long running san jose tradition christmas in the park is back and celebrating 35 years of holiday entertainment.
we did get a special tour of the display located in downtown's plaza de caesar chavez. organizers say this year the decades long tradition comes with new features that include a gingerbread house and a pet adoption exhibit. >> bay area families in need should head to pittsburgh to do christmas shopping free of charge. the white pony express general store will be hosting a boutique at the united methodist church and offering new and gently used clothes shoes and toys for free. that event is from 1 to 4 p.m. the program is also accepting donations for future events. if you're doing any shopping today, mark tamayo has been kind enough to turn off the water faucet. >> totally off for today. it feels weird to be outside for clear skies in some spots. we have fog to worry about as well. as far as the five-day forecast we'll take a look at that with morning fog today, partly cloudy for this afternoon, next system moves in sunday night, monday morning and some off and
on showers for tuesday and wednesday. beyond wednesday we could be e heading into an extended period of dry weather. >> we keep waiting for it every two days. >> kind of conditioned for that, yeah. >> do you think there's no flooding concerns in this next? >> probably not. adding more water to the equation, we'll have to keep an eye on it but nothing like the intensity we had. >> more snow though. >> yeah. >> that is our report for this morning. thanks for tuning in this morning. >> we are following the millions march rally from washington d. c. to right here in the bay area. our next newscast is later this evening following fox ufc mixed martial arts. thanks for having me. have a great saturday everyone. female announcer: get three years interest-free financing
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