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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. it is tuesday. december 123. thanks for joining us. kristen sze has the day off. i am eric thomas with leyla gulen and meteorologist mike nicco and the rain will slip through here. quickly tomorrow. one to two hour event and then it is gone. if you can stay in the mall or wherever you are shopping, if you have to travel and let it pass and go back out. look where the thickest fog is, napa is not a surprise, and san
jose quarter mile visibility and the winds are blowing offshore so fog is going to start coming in from the central valley through the morning commute but not so thick as yesterday. how often is san jose the area with the thick of the fog? the next 12 hours, 44 to 55 and cooler when you step outside. low-to-mid 60's with sunshine by noon. in the mid-to-upper 60's and threatening record highs. this evening, pleasant weather: in the upper 50's. when the sun goes down we cool down do where we should be. >> fingers crossed for a better commute this morning. >> much, much better. walnut creek is accident-free starting 5:00 hour. that is the drive along 680 southbound direction. we have construction. northbound headed to pleasant hill there is fog at 87 near the tank. it is thick. c.h.p. issued fog advisory is in
effect until further notice. soupy conditions through shows so be careful. firefighters are trained to evacuate people from dangerous buildings but for a san jose engine company the dangerous building is their own firehouse. though were chased out of headquarters by a growing mold problem. matt? this is station 18, some of the firefighters from the station were sent here yesterday. closing the station in san jose is a big deal especially since the department has been dealing with issues related to low staffing and response time. here is video of the closed station, station 16, on south king road, san jose fire department says they moved an engine and a truck to other stations because of mold. it has been a problem and fire station 16 is one of the oldest in the city. fires have been redeployed to two other stations including stations 18 and 33. the san jose fire department
says coverage is still provided for the area of the closed station. the family of a california woman whose death was linked to free packaged carmel apples is suing safe way for selling the product filed in santa cruz county superior court alleging that 81-year-old shirley fray bought carmel apples from a safe way a few days before halloween the she died at a hospital on december 2 after suffering from an infection. the centers for disease control says she was sickened with the same strain that infected 28 others in continue states. five people dies. a local man was walking his dogs and mauled by two pitt bills and the dogs were put down it was so vicious. >> police are still looking for the person responsible for letting loose a pair of pit bulls that attacked larry
osborne and his two rescue dogs. gusts at marina inn helped beating the dogs with chairs and tables until they stopped. police later shot and killed both pit bulls after they moved to attack an officer responding to the 9-1-1 call. amy hollyfield will have part of the interview at the top of the hour. pg&e has released a dozen e-mails that show improper back channel discussions between the utility and regulators with the public utility commission. yesterday, pg&e made public 12 e-mails that violate commission rules against undisclosed discussions of official regulatory matters. the e-mails date back to 2010 feature a pg&e executive who has new left. pg&e says they will turn over 65,000 additional e-mails stemming from an ntsb investigation that concluded lax oversight contributed to the 2010 pipeline explosion in san
bruno. a civil right groups is calling phone an independent investigation interest unfair treatment by police toward a santa clara man who is muslim. the group says that more than a dozen police officers armed with assault rifles and pistols, stormed the front yard of the man in march and ransacked the home offer suspicions that he was this possess of a stolen camera, and the judge dismissed the charges because the camera was not found. a group considers this "excessive force." >> police community organizers and politicians are calling for calm after the ambush killings of two new york city murders officers. the murders have the police department taking extra safety precautions. >> a brutal attack against two new york police department have police in morning and cities across the nation on guard.
>> when a guy in no be is murdered in cold blood we feel it in our hearts. >> police are cautious of copycats with officers killed in the line of duty compared to last year up by 23 percent with those killed by firearms seeing a jump of 58 percent. >> the officers have absolutely no chance, no awareness by all indications. >> shot dead at point-blank range the officers liu and ramos were assassinated. their families are still reeling days before christmas. >> this is a difficult time for both of our families. we will stand together and get through this. >> 9 officer liu was married two months ago and officer ramos leave as wife and two sons killed at the hands of 28-year-old imaaiyl brinsley seen here with a gun that was
believed inside the plastic bag. back in brooklyn, hundreds pay tribute including eric garner's daughter. >> we are not anti-police. a life is a life. uniform doesn't categorize you. you are still a human being. a life. a family. a wife and children. >> the new york city mayor is asking for peace asking that the profits be put on hold until after the officers' funeral. more details emerge of a. with's allegations that former 49ers player ray mcdonald sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious claiming she went to his house after meeting him and they were drinking at his home december 14. the last thing she remembered is hitting her head after falling near his swimming pool. she said she woke up the next morning naked in bed with him. he admitted they had sex and the
woman went to san jose police with the store and detective of changed messages posing as the woman and three wrote, i don't understand why you are bothered, you decided to stay with me for another day. the detective answered yeah, but you shouldn't have sex with me after i was knocked out she admitted she spent the day and into the evening drinking with mcdonald and police are investigating. however. the 49ers cut mcdonald last week citing the pattern of getting into troubling situations. >> lawyers foe a billionaire tech tycoon are looking to low out a judge's order that allows public access to his beach on his property. the players when a new trial. the lawyers sent a memo to the judge to amend or toss out her riling orders the man to open a gate to allow abscess to the beach. people have been walking down to the beach great highway one which the ruling does not allow and ignoring the rulings of we
property monitors. >> the stores are turning the slopes into a great time for skiers and resorts. kirkwood will open 2,500 acres this morning and if there is nothing more romantic than a holiday in the show, get ready for roman be it will snow on christmas day. >> it will be a blast. >> now the forecast with meteorologist mike nicco. >> i thought you would break into "baby it's cold outside." good morning, everyone, you can leave today or early tomorrow because by noon the snow will be falling 3-6" above 4,000' with the heaviest in the afternoon and evening ending by 8:00. we will have poor visibility and travel delays and chain requirements tomorrow. that is noon to 8:00 in the evening the temperatures in the mid-40's to low 50's through the north bay and a couple of people
slept in. 54 at san rafael. upper 40's and 49 in lafayette and cupertino is friction. a lot of low 50's around the bay shore until san francisco which is 56. a finger of fog across 101 in san rafael, not very widespread but it is starting to pull in from the napa valley. watch out of the fog will increase headed through the morning hours. not is widespread as yesterday morning. more sunshine today, above-average temperatures and today is the warmest day of the week with record highs and mid-60's to low 70's but the coast is low-to-mid 60's. enjoy. leyla gulen? >> we are going to start off by looking at the richmond-san rafael toll plaza and it is empty, a ghost town, maybe one soul coming in, toward the bay bridge toll plaza but you are fog free. at the north bay, this is what you find headed across the golden gate bridge: socked in here and in san jose.
everything in betweens though, is nice. we did have construction on 580 headed along the eastbound direction between greenville and north flynn roads with lanes taken away until 9:00 a.m. so if your travels take you against traffic you could see a little bit of slowing. always slow if the cone zone with clear conditions but for westbound, of course, we see a heavy buildup of traffic through the altamont pass and we are down to 36 miles per hour, and you get to this area you will see full speed until dublin from vasco. the dow is flirting with a new milestone and we have america's money report. >> california drivers could be in foe an unwanted january surprise at the gas pump and some are saying prices could start gone up in the golden gate bridge. northern california lawyer tries to -- driver tries to program another car off the road >> we have container ships coming into port from the pore
the abc-washington post finds 64 percent of americans are in favor of cuban american diplomatic relations, consistent for the past eight years. 68 percent support ending the trade embargo with cuba up 11 points from 2009 and 74 percent support ending travel restrictions to cuba a jump of 19 points from five years ago. >> when things were going so well at the pump there are fears this morning that gas prices in california could skyrocket in new year. according to the chronicle consumer groups are convinced oil companies will artificially inflate the gas rices in january. the reason is california's cap-and-trade system which set as limit on greenhouse gas emissions. that will include transportation fields and the oil industry has called the move a hidden faction sending gas prices soaring 80 cent a glop. but analysts expect the price to go up only 10 cents. a woman and her girlfriend
experienced a road rage incident over the weekend caught on cell phone. the girls gave the bird to the driver of a pickup on i-80 who cut them off and they admit they should not do that in light of what followed. >> he is pushing us off. >> she got out of the car and started waving her arms and saying i am a sheriff, i am a sheriff and she went to go back into her car and i reversed and pulled back into the fast lane. >> go to the officer, go to the officer, go to the officer. >> okay. okay. make sure he helps. please. please. >> the c.h.p. met them at the bottom the off-ramp and arrested the woman who just get out of jail hours earlier on a charge of felony hit-and-run and now facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon and reckless driving. the stock market opens with in striking distance of 18000
mark in american's money. good morning, santa claus rally for stocks opening at all-time high 41 points shy of 18000 with all averages closing higher yesterday and stocks advanced for four straight days. new crash fests resulted show the number of vehicles earning honors from the insurance industry doubled this year with detroit with the most in the top two categories and cars in the safest have automatic breaking but you need to buy the option package to get that. >> holiday shoppers are surging on their furry companions expecting to spend $30 on pet gifts in14 percent from last year in contrast responding for human family members is only up 6.5 percent. shows you who we love. a forecast many will enjoy. >> hopefully they will enjoy the
warm weather, no heavy coat while you are shopping or doing the decorations which i help my boys doing. like they are supposed to be doing. >> done stop showing low clouds along the coast, and fog is slipping into the south bay and north bay and parts of the east bay but not this absolutely gorgeous picture from emeryville we can see the eastern span of the bay bridge and off in the background where they are leashing the lights on all night and sunshine today, breezy with a deficit hit of light showers tomorrow and behind that, we will get dry air which means the lows will dip back where they should be in the 30's and 40's and highs are in the 50's rather than the 60's and 70s like today. now we will start christmas day through the weekend and into next week. san jose is 67, and 71 in gilroy which is a record high.
67 in oakland and same in san rafael, and 70 in santa rosa a record high in the mid-to-upper 60's east bay and along the coast into downtown san francisco if you are going to union square a little shopping and it could be niece. as far as tonight, fog everywhere, again, and more so than this morning and upper 40's to low 50's, and what will happen with the next system as it comes in on christmas eve a lot of people could be trying to get around two areas of high pressure one over the ocean and one over hand and we get an offshore flow and storm system stays to the north and we are warm this afternoon. the high pressure will be squeezed to the south by the quick chance of showers tomorrow and wake up at 7:00 in the morning, and the fog shows headed to the noon hour we will see the clouds increase from low clouds to mid-and-upper level clouds and by noon the rains are moving into the north bay and by 2:00 in the heart of the bay and by 4:00 it is trying to exit the south bay one or two hours of
quick hitting showers. around midnight, thursday, it will be cool with. toes in the 40's under clear and starry night. on most will sprays .1 we could be 10- to 15-degrees cooler by thursday on christmas afternoon with temperatures in the mid-50's to let 60's with a lot sunshine and dry air through the weekend. it is really foggy in san jose. check this out, that is 87, it is so socked in we have one on two miles visibility and much less in other areas. we have quarter mile visibility along 85 and 87. 87 at julian street you can barely see the headlights. southbound traffic, though, is empty. we have another c.h.p. issuing for advisory and that is a little bit further to the south and the north. in fremont, along 880 both
directions, pretty thick fog reported. 580 tracy to dublin at 31 minutes and most of that is slowing through the altamont pass and as we head along highway 4 at 17 minutes from antioch to concord seven things to know use start your day. >> how the late robin williams helped a young actor snag a date to the prom. this is a picture of the bay bridge toll plaza where the volume is picking up a little bit. leyla gulen is keeping an eye on things and she will let you know things and she will let you know what is
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dogs. police shot and killed the dogs when they moved it attack an officer. >> a civil rights group is calling for an independent investigation into what they considered unfair treatment by police toward a santa clara man because he is muslim. police used excessive force when they ransacked his home looking for a stolen camera he did not have. >> new york city's mayor is asking protesters to hold off on demonstrations against police physical two officers who were murdered over the weekend can be buried. a funeral for officers ramos is held saturday and officer liu's funeral will be held when the family member arrive in the united states from china. >> north korea's internet is back up after a nine-hour outage. no one is claiming responsibility but it is days after president obama promised a pore's -- a
taking to larger than average waves despite warnings that the highest tides of the year could be dangerous. i will tell you when and where they will hit looking through the coastal flood advisory and in the forecast, record highs today and update on the wet weather tomorrow. sevens can you see how crystal clear it is from emeryville to the bay bridge and the eastern span is moving nicely but we have extra traffic. it is a foggy commute here at the golden gate bridge through the north bay coming into san francisco like night and day but as you head into san jose you will find c.h.p. issued high fog advisory. be careful. low visibility. the next "star trek" movie could be faster and more furious because paramount has announced the third installment will be
directed by the director of "fast and furious," including 6 which made $780 million around the world. j.j. abrahams directed the first two "star trek" films and as moved on to direct the next "star wars." an actor appears in "night at museum," and worked with two idols, the late robin williams and ben stiller and got date out of it. >> he played a son of ben stiller was a senior in hospital during the shooting and asked stiller and williams to appear in a video to ask his prospective prom date and it turns into a three-minute prom proposal and it worked saying robin williams was a bottom less
reservoir of kindness and >> the family of the window washer who survived an 11 story fall updates his condition and the generous support they are getting from the community. >> first, a look outside at our kgo camera you can see it is clear but other parts of the bay area are dealing with fog. first, this is our way to help first, this is our way to help cue up to date throughout
leyla gulen and meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. >> it take as long time to get the coal properly proportion oned to what you deserve. >> our thickest fog is to the south, not north, to the south. san jose is quarter-mile and the fog is moving into some areas and an eastern wind across the golden gate bridge with thick fog. the next 12 hours starting in the mid 50's and low-to-mid 60 with faster sunshine today and nearly record highs because of the mid-60's to upper 60's by 4:00. enjoy the evening, no worries, may not even need a cold if you are running from store to store and mid-to-upper 50's. the roads? yesterday it was so warm downtown, and here is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza we have cars that are loading up from the east bay and as you can see the cars coming off the transition road from grant avenue and 880 traffic is
stacking up a little bit. as we move on to san mateo bridge as we head out of hayward to foster city the drive is clear with no delays and we are accident free. a big change from yesterday. a welcome change. we do have fog advisories. a check now of the top stories, a vicious attack in san leandro and police are looking for the person responsible for letting loose a pair of aggressive pit bulls, people and pets were hurt. amy hollyfield has the story. police say there is no sign of the owner of the two pit bull whose is accused of driving to the san lenadro marina, letting them loose, and driving off. the two dogs went on a am page. larry osborne and his two dogs were attacked by the pit bulls. it is the most vicious thing he has ever encountered. the dogs knocked him down and went for his two rescue dogs refusing to let them go and
margo suffered the most. >> pit bulls had her right here in its mouth and shaking her like a rag doll. blood going everywhere. she had the same kind of laceration on this side. and underneath. >> the three of them survived. the "contra costa times" reports that the dogs attacked another dog at the marina earlier in the morning and that dog was with a jogger and that dog had to be euthanized. police what had to hunt down the pit bulls but it took a while. when they found them they tried to taser them and it does not work much the dogs bill aggressive on the officers who then shot and killed the dogs. they believe a man set them lose at the marina driving a blue toyota truck so they are looking for him. if you have any information about this man who owned the dogs, you are encouraged to call the police.
mold has san jose firefighters out of their fire station this morning. mold contamination has forced eight firefighters from station 16 on south king road to relocate to two other stations. they have moved an engine and a truck out of the station. the department says it will not affect the fire coverage in the area. mold at station 16 has been an issue before and it is one of the oldest fire stations in the city. san francisco's police department is showing support if two fall were new york police department officers. a group from the department will head to new york city to honor two officers killed on saturday. the police chief suhr is tell his officers to be on " "heightened security alert." be smart. do not go freeway by yourselves. if there is any situation you feel you should have more officers, extra backup, call and err on the side of caution.
>> protesters will not honor the mayor's request to hold off on demonstrating until two officers murdered over the weekend are berried. us say the mayor has created a climate of mistrust that contributed to the killing and police youngs have been circulating a petition to ban the mayor from the funerals. the funeral for rap -- ramos shot and killed by britain will be held open saturday. >> the reward will go up to help fine the killer of a form teacher in the least bay. this is a $10,000 reward in the death of the teacher. today, the regional park officials will announce the reward is raised. the 60-year-old was robbed and shot to death at the botanic preserve two days before thanksgiving and he sought to danville. police are looking for two men that witness withs saw on the rail just before the shooting. >> on the peninsula, 13-year-old
girl was followed by a man for self blocks while out for a jog. according to our media partner, he first noticed the man around 8:00 a.m. yesterday driving a gray pry serious. she stopped to tie her shoe places and saw him taking pictures of her. she started running and lot sight him when meeting a friend. he was unslay veteran and wear dark sunglasses and a red cap. >> a window washer who fell from the roof of a building survived an 11 story fall and is recovering. he landed often an automobile he is talking now and eating. they made a three for donations. his i've now is working overtime and their oldest daughter dropped out of college to take on more hours as a caregiver. >> we need to pay the rent, our
utilities, in, clothes, groceries, and we are just barely scraping by. >> an account to support perez has raised $30,000. you can help by visiting our website at abc7news.com. >> expect more gladding in low-lying areas as we enter day two of the king tide. >> the high tide flooded a section of shoreline highway in mill veal near highway 101. the tide reached the peak at 6.5' before noon yesterday and it is expected to peak again between 11:45 and noon today between san francisco and sausalito and oakland. the king tide happened when the sun and moon alive and the objection water is pulled to opposite sides of the earth creating extremely high and low tides. >> governor brown declared an emergency in four counties, left damage by recent storms including two in the bay area. the declaration covers marin,
mendocino, san mateo and ventura counties meaning state agencies will step in to help the communities dealing with damage and caltran to request emergency funding to repair damned roads. >> residents of the mobile park evacuated from their home because of flooding have been allowed to return. half rain flooded the park with potentially contaminated water december 12 and yesterday, caltran crews dredged out muck and debris that clogged the drainage system and rest pools of standing water. people have dealt with floods in the past but this was the worst. a check with mike to see there will be flooding. ayear was the highest of the king tide but today is close until 3:00 p.m. for seawater on the roads and sidewalks and trails and other areas. you need to watch out for that especially around lunch hour in oakland at 12:01.
and 11:44 in san francisco and 11:54 in sausalito. low-to-mid in san mateo and belmont and san bruno and 56 in san francisco for the warm spot and 46 in santa rosa. 45 in napa. 42 right new in san ramon for the cool spot the temperatures are anywhere from two to 11 degrees cooler than yesterday. dress warmly. this is how it looks near the shark tank: foggy down there. we will have more sunshine today. low-to-mid 60's along the coast. mid-60's to low 70's. today is the warmest day for bay and inland. you may set the reports. 101 and 880 is the backdrop and light showers tomorrow and dry and cooler with a lot of sunshine thursday and friday. >> we have bart delays recovering from the early delays because of police activity in
west oakland, so this is the train in the pittsburg and dublin sfo direction. muni is running only time. ace train one and three, to delays, and as we take to you walnut creek, you can see 680 is moving along without any problems to highway 24 so no accidents this morning. we however, we have fog advisories and as we traffic the weather and traffic this area covers in orange is an indication of where we have very thick fog and mike has been telling us a quarter to half mile visibility into downtown san jose and further to north at 1-2 miles visibility here through milpitas into fremont and around dickinson landing it is thickest. we. a new car could be on the holiday wish history, new this morning the vehicles the insurance group says will protect you best in an accident. >> the man known as mr. christmas hangs up the lights for the last time and how the community thanked him for
cover novato, oakland, sunnyvale abc7 news. new this morning, safety is gaining ground in the auto industry despite tougher standards, 71 vehicles have earned top earns a big jump from 39 last year. the insurance institute for highway sift ranked 2015 vehicles for small cars the prius and ford focus and honda civic were high and for mid-sized vehicles the kiss her mid-sized vehicles the kiss her town, seven million of the single several coffee brewing machines are being recalled starting with 31 printed on the bottom. there have been 200 reports of
hot water spraying from the brewer and 30 reports of burn-related injuries. if you send the brewer to kurig they will fix it free of charge. a san rafael mother is leading a new global effort to remember the 140 lives lost when taliban militants stormed a pakistan school. most of the victims were children. the c.e.o. of roots of peace is asking everyone to take part if a vigil across the globe, lighting a candle at 11 a.m. the one week anniversary of the attack. officials at vade contain and nativity church in bethlehem have pledged to light candles and these are pictures from a vigil held by children in afghanistan. it is a time year that is full of tradition and folks in a concord neighborhood look forward to a unique holiday light display. >> this has been a labor of love
by 85-year-old man known as "mr. christmas," putting together this together each year for 36 years partly in honor of his late wife. it grows bigger each year. >> 35 years old parents who were here when they were kids and they got their own kids. and their kids got kids. >> the dislay is coming to an end and he said at 85, it is tough to get the 50,000 bulbs up-and-down. the whole project taxis five months. we would love to see how you celebrate sharing photos of holiday lights with us on twitter. you can e-mail photos or video to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. i challenge you and your boys do do something that elaborate. >> next year, okay.
next year. 51,000 lights. i want to see that. >> that is a lot of shopping. >> now, what will happen: mother nature is bringing us light today and it will warm us nicely. there is a subdivision next to mine where where a that. put the umbrellas away. you will need patience through the central valley with fog pushing into napa and toward san jose, quarter-mile visibility there and we will design on there and show how it has takessen over the entire santa clara valley near the shark tank and 280 and 17 and all the places are we have cameras are fogged in and you can see in napa headed to american canyon, you will find it is trick oz on 12 and 29. from the east bay hills, a beautiful day, the embarcardero
center, they leave the lights on and you can enjoy the festivities all night. walnut creek is looking southbound into the san ramon valley and you do not see the fog but it is there. record highs are possible and fliesy and quick light showers tomorrow with dry air and cooler lows and cooler highs and winter is back thursday through monday temperature-wise. today, record high 67 in san jose and oakland and san rafael and 70 in santa rosa and 68 in mountain view and 71 in gilroy. tonight, we have fog and upper 40's and low 50's. we have two areas of high pressure and when we get one to the east and one to the west we are sand wished in between with unusually warm temperatures and even this afternoon in december hitting nearly 70. quick chance of light showers. 7:00 tomorrow morning, fog, transitioning to mid-and high level clouds and low clouds as we head to anyone during the lunch hour moving into the heart
of the bay by 2:00, and moving into and out of the south bay by 5:00. and during the evening hours, no worries getting around and headed to midnight we are looking at possibly some star-filled skies of the rainfall amounts are .1" to quarter inch. temperatures are in the 30's and 40's for low and low 60's for highs and a lot of sunshine thursday through monday. we are still dealing with the bart delay and this is due to police activity and bart is recovering but still 10- to 15-minute delay at west oakland and the dublin/pleasanton sfo and daly city direction. as we look at the bay bridge toll plaza if you are going to drive you are going to be stuck in heavy traffic coming from the east bay toward san francisco and as we look from our emeryville camera that is the east were span of the bay bridge with the embarcadero center all lit up for the holidays this and in the distance crystal clear
conditions opposed to if we had yesterday and you can see the traffic is moving without any problems and at the skyway we have stalled vehicle another vehicle almost hit it so be careful headed out this morning. if you travel in the eastbound direction between greenville and north flynn road we have construction that will be with us until 9:00 but travel in the us until 9:00 but travel in the westbound direction, solid when it comes to holidays, some go all out as mr. christmas and some synchronize their lights to music but one family is stepping it up. ♪ stay be stay, stay >> stay, stay, stay ♪
♪ let it go ♪ let it go ♪ let it go >> check out the scene in minnesota a finely tuned high performance tree light show for five years and this year it is hits of 2014 including "shake it off," and "let it go," from "frozen," and a whole lot more with 7,000 lights we linked to the beat. >> the giants fans can get personal time with three of the trophies. >> a perfect stocking stuffer if they are used but the problem with gift cars. at 6:00, double overtime leads to onfield fight wren two college football teams.
♪ that's how it goes whenever it snows. ♪ ♪ the world is your snowball just for a song. ♪ ♪ get out and move it along. ♪ welcome back. especially for all the procrastinators. >> if you still have to send out packages today is the last chance. if you have waited until now to send off the last minute gifts do family and friends, you can still get them there if time for christmas on thursday but you have to send them today using
next day service and dill dill it -- it will cost. >> if things are not ordered you could be paying a big price. >> rush does not end at christmas, u.p.s. expects to deliver four million gift returns back to retailers in the coming weeks. when santa needs help to get toys to needy kids he does what presidents have done, calling in the marines. stuff animalled will have new homes because of the marine corps reserves toys for tots program. marines and volunteers are sorting out the toys inside the marine reserve facility in san bruno and the toys are distributed today and tomorrow and folks like you have helped the marines by filling downtown barrels located all around the bay area. our parent company, disney, has donated $10,000 to help deserving bay area iran which have a brighter holiday. find out how you can help on our
website at abc7news.com/toys. if you the weather forecast. we will open up the weather window and 101 at 880, it is thick we this morning. has it been mild? >> absolutely. >> does the heater run? >> not were, when we is lows in the low-to-upper 50's. low-to-mid 60's in the central valley and mid-70's to the south and a record high 5 at lake tahoe for the second day in a row but from noon tom through 8:00 in the evening tomorrow, 3-6" snow above 4,000 feet so fresh powder for skiing and look at the temperatures, highs in the 30's and lows in the teens making more snow from thanksgiving through the weekend. we still dealing with a bart delay so we still have delays through west oakland. snow in the sierra and we do not have traffic restrictions so
chains are not required. we are looking at mild conditions at home in were toes of -- at home. in terms of accidents we do not have any. at 9th, still blocking one lane but no delays off of the bay bridge but headed into san jose we have thick fog and an at advisory for all of the roads along 85, 87, wrote we, drive safe. >> if you are giving gift cards, remind the recipient to actually use them. retailers say gift card sales hit $124 billion $6 billion over last year and sales of the cards have doubled since 2007 but here is the catch: a new study reveals $750 million in gift cars will go unredeemed. the cards are also at risk for scams when the numbers are scammed off the back at the store and they wait until the card is activated to use it
themselves. >> giants world series trophy going on a to month tour. actually, it is trophies. flee of them. >> the giants c.e.o. showed off the trophy after the team returned from kansas city in october with the tour starting in sacramento with stops in oregon and reno. there are rules, one photo only during the two hour the trophy is on display. at 6:00, instagram responds with a photo sharing app no longer allowing users to do something after anti-police threats. >> and which models are perfect for a gadget lover in your life. >> we have the buildup of traffic at the bay bridge toll traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza and we will be right
live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. the bay area's largest city is forced to close down a fire station. the has arrest leading to the emergency action in san jose. the internet is back on in north korea after hours long outage. >> and new developments on the movie upetting is the country. >> safe way lawsuit, a family says their loved one died after eating something she bought at a grocery store. good morning, thanks for joining us. it is december 23, tuesday, only two shopping days left until christmas. leyla gulen? >> at the lunch of coal is becoming a diamond. >> you