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buffalo, new york. >> a long time ago. >> bail was denied for the run death of a 14-year-old san leandro boy. 34-year-old sonny anderson is accused of hitting ivan cruz during a chase last week. anderson has a rap sheet dating back many years. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado >> oh, what a play ! your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. happy wednesday. a wet start to our day. some areas could see some heavy rain throughout the morning and the afternoon. lawrence is tracking the system on hi-def doppler radar. first let's kick it over to liz to see how the rain is affecting the commute. >> it is slick out the door. traffic across the golden gate bridge all morning long we have been watching cars make splashes coming into san francisco. now, we have been relatively hot spot-free until now.
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we have an accident coming into san rafael in the north bay. southbound 101 at lincoln, up to two lanes are blocked. a spinout you can see that right now there's minimal delay but i know tow crews are heading to the scene and farther not in petaluma, southbound 101 at kastania road, this accident was just cleared to the right-hand shoulder about your we are seeing brake lights southbound. then clear past the kastania road exit. metering lights are on now over at the bay bridge toll plaza. we have rain on the camera lens. they have been going through the metering lights very slowly this morning. so the backups are pretty extensive on 580. that 580 approach is very slow. once you get on the bridge though they are clamping down on the metering lights so hard they are limiting the amount of traffic on the bridge itself so it actually looks clear from the incline to treasure island. and more raindrops this morning on the richmond/san rafael bridge. we are problem-free in all directions. a bottleneck between 160 and lone tree in the westbound
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lanes. more on the west wet. our roberta gonzales traveled from the east bay and is now live in novato. how are the roads,. >> reporter: they were dry from pleasanton into the city of san francisco but liz, when i jumped in our news van in san francisco, we had headed due north over the golden gate bridge, that's where we start to see a few raindrops. and if you make that morning and evening commute over the golden gate bridge, you know all it takes is a little bit of light precipitation and that bridge becomes extremely slippery when wet. so we ended up in novato and this is going to be one of the wettest locations here in the bay area over the next 24 hours. our kpix 5 weather team is forecasting a half inch of rain. keep this in mind. from november 1 to january 31, right here in the san francisco bay area, on an average, we see 29 rainy days. however, over the next five days right here in the bay area, we are expecting four out of five wet days. so it's not about the amount of
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rain we are going to see because these are not major players here that are moving into the bay area. but what we are going to see is consistency with light rain showers here in the bay area. again about a half inch today, half inch tomorrow with the wettest location according to the great karnow coming on saturday. that's weather we are seeing more rain. by the way, that is the day on saturday when we'll start to see snow in the greater lake tahoe area. reporting from novato, roberta gonzales, kpix 5. >> we got some football too this weekend. got a little cal bears. >> cal game going on saturday. >> that one might be wet. we have the raiders in kansas city on thursday. yeah. that one i think will be okay. but boy, right now we are seeing some scattered showers out there. looks like continuing to see the storm door open up outside. so the showers i think tapering off into the afternoon. heavier amounts in spots. widely scattered. off the coastline you will notice another band of rain that's about to make its way
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onshore. rain moving into the santa cruz mountains also into san jose and still heavier amounts moving into the north bay. so scattered showers not a salad line of rain. it will be on and -- not a solid line of rain. it will be on and off, continuing in the afternoon and tapering off. mostly cloudy with scattered showers over the bay now. temperatures not that bad, 57 in san francisco, 57 in san jose, 49 in santa rosa. this afternoon, those temperatures mainly in the 60s outside. another storm expected to come as early as tomorrow. and then more on the way after that, guys. that's the latest weather. back to you. we have rain here but take a look at buffalo, new york. snow is falling hard and steady there. a storm gripping the area right now is being called one of the worst in recent history. snow totals could top 6 feet today and at least four people are dead. the niagra university women's basketball team was rescued after being stuck on their bus for more than a day. 130 miles of the highway they were on is now closed.
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happening today, a tuition hike plan goes to the university of california board of regents. the uc president janet napolitano is calling for increases of 5% a year for the next five years. the plan will go to a committee today and the full board tomorrow. governor brown opposes the tuition hike. developing in ferguson, missouri, the city's mayor is warning people to expect the worst. the grand jury is expected to announce soon whether or not to charge a white officer for killing an unarmed black teen. officer darren wilson shot 18- year-old michael brown in august. police in oakland are also waiting for the grand jury decision. anne makovec tells us why. >> reporter: oakland has a history of civil rights protests and over the past few years, some of them have been taken over by rogue groups bent on causing trouble. so in advance of what could be a controversial grand jury decision in ferguson, mayor jean quan is calling on business owners to cover their windows and doors. many downtown oakland shops
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were vandalized when george zimmerman was acquitted. we checked in one store owner who was hoping people won't punish her with their frustrations again. >> as a business owner we're nervous because we don't know what to expect. >> reporter: mayor quan released an open letter calling on business owners to save recordings of criminal activity, cover exterior doors with steel plates, leave the cash drawers empty. when the decision does come down, four buildings across oakland will function as so- called healing centers, places where people can come to vent their frustrations rather than taking them out on the city. >> what are police doing to prepare? >> reporter: they won't say. but they are going to have all hands on deck. the police chief has admitted that his officers were caught flatfooted during the trayvon martin protest calling it an intelligence failure. he says that will not happen again. live in the newsroom, anne makovec, kpix 5. a deadly crash closing parts of southbound 680 in martinez last night.
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chp says that around 5:00, a honda pilot sideswiped a car then hit another car before landing on its roof. the 66-year-old woman driver of the pilot was killed. five other people were injured. three people were arrested for allegedly leading cops on a high-speed chase. but that's not all. there was a toddler in the car. it all started when police say catrina freeman, marcus trent and tiffany thurman robbed a safeway in castro valley. they took off in an suv with police following on westbound 580. the suv stopped to let thurman out then took off again. she was arrested and told police her 2-year-old was in the vehicle. police caught up with the other suspects at a home in oakland. the toddler is okay. today, jewish worshippers are returning to a jerusalem synagogue where five people were killed yesterday. a police officer becoming the fifth victim of that attack by two palestinian cousins. they were both shot and killed by the police. the other four victims were rabbis including three that
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were born in the united states. one of them was rabbi kalman levine from southern california. >> beyond horrific as this is, for kalman to live and die in the land in jerusalem in prayer, that's the way we would all want it to happen. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has ordered the demolition of the attackers' homes. new this morning, former model janice dickenson is the third woman to accuse bill cosby of assault in a lake tahoe hotel room in 1982. accusations of section all assault surfaced after a comic called 77-year-old cosby a rapist during a recent performance. 6:08. up next a popular bay area restaurant accused of stilling from its own employees. and that's not all. we are going to have the investigation you will only see right here on kpix 5. >> one california city is going to extreme lengths to deal with
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the drought but it wasn't an easy sell. why supporters of the plan had to overcome what they call the yuck factor. >> storm number 1 now moving onshore. we are seeing some showers now. there's another series of storms headed our way. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and a check of the roads, they have already cleared this accident in san rafael. so now it's a smooth ride from oakland. the roads are still slick. we'll update you coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to "kpix 5 this morning." if you are just getting up, out the door we have seen some showers, some heavier downpours this morning. and there is more rain to come. in fact, this is the first in a series of storms headed our way. we are going to have more on that in just a moment. the united states senate fell one vote short of passing
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a bill to build a controversial keystone xl pipeline. all 45 republicans voted yes but louisiana's mary landrieu failed to get enough fellow democrats to support her bill. the oil pipeline would carry oil from canada to refineries in the u.s. the bill is expected to pass early next year when the gop takes control. there is a settlement involving a popular bay area restaurant accused of stealing from its own employees for years now. linda yee with a story she has been working on for over a year, a story you'll see only on 5. reporter: they have won all the major awards but there was a dark side to yank sing, a family-owned restaurant. kitchen staff said for years they were underpaid and faced daily mental and physical abuses. a letter sent to the owners alleges managers even hit some workers. in one case used a steel pipe to threaten to hit the workers.
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and hungry kitchen help said during one meal time, when we ate a second piece of bun, the manager would grab it from us an toss it in the trash. >> i don't think a lot of those things in the letter are true. we had a slough of issues and -- we did have a slew of issues and we did make significant mistakes. >> reporter: community groups who investigate the restaurant industry say low paying workers are often exploited, have their tips stolen from them. >> yes. >> reporter: yelled at, threatened. >> yes. >> reporter: slapped, shoved? >> yes. it's the ugly side of the american economy that many people don't realize often times these workers don't speak up because they don't feel they have other options. >> reporter: these groups work with yank sing for more than a year to make corrections resulting in a whopping $4.25 million settlement, back pay and stolen wages that will go to 280 workers. >> we need to support employers
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who do that, who step up to the plate and go in this case above and beyond what the law requires. >> reporter: in fact, yank sing agreed to pay employees above minimum wage. they will get holiday and vacation pay and there are now mandated rest breaks and family leave. one major benefit won by these workers here in the prep kitchen, full health benefits with no deductibles. and finally, the changes in management. >> we have lost a lot of our management staff and done a significant amount of training with the ones that remain. >> reporter: did you release them or did they leave? >> a combination of both. >> reporter: the state labor commissioner says the settlement all the more remarkable because low paid workers had the courage to speak up. in san francisco, linda yee, kpix 5. >> today yank sing will start giving checks to employees for stolen wages and back pay. we're following breaking news now from san jose. police are trying to talk to a
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man talking that man into leaving his home more than eight hours after they were called to the area of larch grove court and hayes avenue. the first call was about a man standing in the street holding a gun and he may have had a child with him. by the time police got there the man had gone back into his house and they have had it surrounded ever since. oak grove high school is nearby but it will still be open today. students should go in from blossom hill road. and we have a crew on the way and we'll have details as soon as we get them. new this morning, the drought has californians looking for new water sources in san diego. the city council is moving forward with a plan to recycle waste water for drinking. it voted unanimously last night for the $2.5 billion plan. they hope to eventually produce about one-third of the city's water supply through the program. >> that, my friends, is why they have bottled water. [ laughter ] >> oh,my god. >> they had to get over the
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yuck factor and -- >> yuck. that's the gross-out story of the morning. >> a little bit. we'll talk traffic. it could be worse. that's kind. main story out the door. lawrence will have your very wet forecast out the door. but you know, we have seen more accidents than normal but nothing really causing any major delays. here's a live look in milpitas. westbound 237 near 880. at the bay bridge the metering lights have been on now for about a half-hour or so. you can see the delays are backed up to the maze. and it's pretty wet on the approaches but again we have not seen any major spinouts and it's slow all the way to treasure island. and then it completely clears up the commute around san francisco actually looking good at this hour. highway 4 kcbs has been sending its mobile units around showing slow traffic 160, slow in pockets right now all along that west corridor from 160 out to about willow pass. as you can see, those speed sensors are below 20 miles per hour. we did have a couple of earlier accidents in parts of the north bay. everything is now off to the shoulder. we had one southbound 101
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petaluma approaching kastania road still some slowdowns in the area but again all lanes are open. all lanes are open in san rafael an earlier crash approaching lincoln and here's a live look through the altamont pass, livermore valley. drive time typical for this time of the morning about 29 minutes between the altamont pass and 680. san mateo looks great all morning. no delay out of hayward westbound. if you do want to choose mass transit might be a great choice everything is on time. with the forecast, here's lawrence. heavy downpours early on, more off the coastline and more come. scattered showers around the bay area into san jose and further south. we are seeing some of the showers now make their way in toward the fremont area, north of milpitas, also along the coastline toward half moon bay another band about to make its way onshore and just off the coastline, we have this band
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that's about to push onshore to bring another round of showers. so not a solid rain line but what you're going to see is from time to time, some showers roll through then it will dry out and more showers come on by. now, this is what is interesting. the core of the low behind the system is going to drive right into the north of the bay area. that may be enough to trigger more showers, maybe even an isolated thunderstorm. not a real strong system. nonetheless, a bit unsettled weather-wise. we are looking at sun and showers into the afternoon with some cooler temperatures. more rain on the way for tomorrow with another storm system. this one comes through today. and you can already see the doors open for that next one to slide right on through. all right. around the state today if you are traveling be very careful. you're going to see temperatures in the 50s into the sacramento valley. some showers continuing into the monterey bay, as well. let's time this system out for you as it slides through today. the commute ride home may be a couple of leftover showers and drying out. the next storm system comes in the middle of the day tomorrow. then more rain friday night into saturday.
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rainfall totals with this one not huge. we have already seen .16 in the wettest north bay mountains, half inch of rain there. looks like temperatures going to be only in the 60s today and sunrise time 6:54. your sunset is at 4:56. and looking out over the next few days, unsettled weather continuing. maybe a brief break on friday. more rain to start out the weekend. that's a look at weather, guys. back to you. >> we thank you, lawrence. one of the bay area's biggest cities approving a plan to bring more affordable housing to the area. why critics are warning it could backfire in a very big way. coming your way. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, the first domino falls in bay area baseball free agency and it is not pablo sandoval. why the a's hope their new butler will help the offense. coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning, everybody. when yoenis cespedes was traded to boston, the a's traded away their offense that cost them dearly down the stretch and into the play-offs. so yesterday, they did a little damage repair. according to multiple reports, the a's signed royals designated hitter billy butler for 3 years, $38 million. the 28-year-old his .271 with nine home runs, 66 runs batted in helping kansas city reach their first world series since 1985. butler was mostly at designated hitter for kc last season but played 37 games at first base. only 6200 in buffalo last night, sabres and sharks, because of a huge snowstorm. sharks on the power play brett burt the game tied at one. but then just over a minute later, the sabres scored. past the rookie troy grosenick, it was grosenick who drew a
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shutout in his first nhl game, not last night. san jose finishes the seven- game road trip at 3-4. minnesota vikings runningback adrian peterson has been suspended indefinitely by the nfl and will miss the remainder of the season. peterson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault of his 4-year-old son two weeks ago. he played in only one game this season before being charged. my guess is he will play in 2015 but not in minnesota. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. . manh mass, here we play of the day, we have college hoops. last eight seconds regulation manhattan, umass. here we go. >> trying to lob it to the bucket. oh, what a play. manhattan! a dunk at the buzzer for manhattan! >> how about that! the dunk by rich williams sent the game into overtime but umass went on a run in joseph time and won 77- 68. what a great play. but umass won. but manhattan gets the play of the day honors.
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6:26 right now. a bay area company has come up with a revolutionary way to help people dealing with cancer. how patients are able to get comfort and advice anywhere anytime. >> reporter: the big story is not how much rain is going to fall but the fact that we are into wet weather patterns. we'll track these rain event together. >> and a hostage situation goes into hour number 9 here in south san jose. i'm kiet do. we have a live report. , ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald.
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the people of oakland are told to prepare for protests. i'm anne makovec live in the newsroom following the anticipation of a grand jury decision in ferguson, missouri. >> and finding affordable housing in the bay area is impossible but one of the bay area's biggest cities has a plan to help out. >> the first in a series of storms moving onshore. we have showers now more to come. we'll talk about it next. >> and please be careful on this morning commute. word of a new rollover crash this time eastbound 8 had coming off the dumbarton bridge. "kcbs traffic" is just minutes away. good morning, it's wednesday november the 19th. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:30. we're on the scene of some breaking news at this hour down in the south bay. kpix 5's kiet do is with the san jose police who are trying to get a barricaded man to
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leave his home. >> reporter: they have the neighborhood blocked down for a couple of blocks. we are a quarter mile away so we are not in danger of revealing a police position. but we are on hayes avenue and if you look down the street there that's where all the action is happening. it's a house off the larch grove court near oak grove high school in south san jose. they say at 9-44 last night a man was report holding a gun in the street. officers showed up. he retreated back into his house and was concerned he may have a child with him at this point. they surrounded the house with s.w.a.t. teams. i saw a k-9 unit, officers walking around with assault rifles so this is going on nine hours now. we are hearing that oak grove high school is still on so if you are thinking that school might be canceled, that's not the case. kids, you have to go back to school today. this is the 40s today. we'll have more updates coming up. live in san jose, kiet do, kpix
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5. we have rain moving into the area over the next few days. this is what it looked like on the golden gate bridge earlier. we'll check in with lawrence on hi-def doppler radar. >> we are seeing showers now but it's not a solid line of rain so you may be traveling along, it will be dry for a second and then next thing you know you're running into rain. so yeah out the door, hi-def doppler radar is tracking that storm system as it slides in. it will open up the door to a series of storms that are headed our way. right now, so far just some lighter amounts falling right now into parts of the south bay although as you make your way in along the peninsula you can see some of the showers into half moon bay, a little heavier there with the yellows and oranges into fremont. and then a little further to the north we have some scattered showers there. just north of napa. but off the coastline, the next band of rain is about to make its way onshore. so if you haven't seen the rain yet, wait a while. you will see more coming through throughout the day. cloudy skies out over the bay right now.
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so far it is dry there. but temperatures running in the 40s and the 50s. fairly mild. this afternoon, the showers will begin to wind down a bit plan on highs only in the 60s outside all around the bay area. roberta gonzales is out in the rain. she had to suffer through the rainstorm earlier obtained and the umbrella is up again, roberta. >> reporter: i'm disappointed this is not puddle weather. i want to jump up and down in the puddles this morning. you know, lawrence this, system has been spot on. first a downpour, nothing, then light rain. in fact, we have never said that this is going to be a major player at all. this is not a big storm what this is though it's the first in a series of wet systems heading right here to the bay area. this was the scene from pleasanton over the golden gate
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bridge to novato where the road is wet on the golden gate bridge. if you use that bridge to commute, then you know it's slick when wet. take it slow this morning. in pacifica we have had light to moderate rain as this system is a cold front, it's moving from the north into more of a westerly direction before it sags to the south. so we are not expecting a lot of accumulation but keep this in mind. from november 1 through january 31, generally in the san francisco bay area we have 29 rainy days. the big story today is out of the next five days we have four wet days on tap including today, tomorrow, friday evening and into saturday. and hey, this is pretty notable. this morning is actually the warmest morning so far this week in the low 50s going to the low 60s here in novato so this is not a real snowmaker for tahoe even though ski season opens friday, expect snow by saturday. reporting from novato, roberta gonzales, kpix 5. some problems down in the
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south i guess, dumbarton bridge has an overturn? >> it's counter-commute so no huge delays. it is moved to the right-hand shoulder. but just heads up if your commute takes you near newark, eastbound 84 at ardenwood. except for that accident no other hot spots out the door. sometimes with just a few raindrops we can see just a ton of accidents one right after another. and we have had our fair share of spinouts but they have been cleared quickly. so over at the bay bridge you will notice that the approaches are slow. nothing crazy right now though. the drive time is up to 30 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. sluggish on the incline and then it looks good around san francisco once you got past treasure island and the tunnel. here's a live look at a wet golden gate bridge. the rain is coming down harder earlier but right now you can see just cars making their way southbound and everything is moving okay right now if you're coming into san francisco. earlier crashes in san rafael
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and petaluma are now gone. happening today the uc regents meeting to raise tuition. it calls for a 5% increase per year for five years. the governor opposes that tuition hike. his budget would add $142 million to the university's budget this year. only if uc holds the line on tuition. there were protests against a proposed hike yesterday at a number of uc campuses. developing in ferguson, missouri tensions are high as the city awaits a grand jury decision on whether to charge a cop for kill a teen. darren wilson shot michael brown back in august. ferguson's mayor is warning people to prepare for the worst. oakland is sounding at large keeping a close eye on what's happening in ferguson. >> reporter: oakland has a history of civil rights
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protests. often starting out on point. but sometimes then descending in chaos after sunset. >> i had to replace this one and i had to replace this one once before. >> reporter: you have to look closely inside dion's downtown oakland shoe store groupie to see the marks of past protests. >> this is something left over from the trayvon martin case here. >> reporter: splintered glass on her storefront window. >> you see here? kind of a little bit here. purple spray-paint everywhere. >> reporter: the work, she says, of protestors who broke windows and set fires in the streets when george zimmerman was acquitted. now dion wonders whether the same thing will happen when a grand jury in missouri makes a decision about the michael brown case. >> as a business owner, we're kind of nervous because we don't know what to expect. >> reporter: mayor jean quan seemed to warn oaklanders to expect the worst, calling on business owners in an open letter to save recordings of criminal activity, cover exterior doors with a steel plate and leave the cash drawer empty. the city is determined to be
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ready this time during the trayvon martin protests chief sean whent admitting his cops were caught flatfooted. >> what happened that evening, really largely is an intelligence failure. >> reporter: when the decision does come down, four buildings across oakland will function as healing centers, places where people can come to vent their frustrations rather than taking them out on the city. >> ann it sounds like the city is expecting trouble. >> reporter: in her statement mayor quan says she doesn't anticipate problems. she says she wants to raise awareness. she says it's not about alarming people but planning ahead. live in the newsroom, anne makovec, kpix 5. shuttle drivers for facebook are voting today on whether to start a union. drivers say they are being intimidated by facebook to vote no. yesterday they rallied outside the company's menlo park headquarters. drivers complained of long hours and low pay and believe a union would change that. san jose city leaders plan to build affordable housing by
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charging developers a fee. the city council approved a housing impact fee last night. it's $17 per square foot for all new rental housing. high-rise developments in downtown will be exempt for five years. the fee could generate up to $30 million annually for brand- new affordable housing and critics say the move will push rents even higher because developers will pass the fee on to renters. san francisco's board of supervisors elected an interim president last night. but it didn't come out -- but with controversy. katie tang will take over on december 1. david chiu is going to sacramento. past presidents of the board had a problem with this saying chiu should not have helped find a replacement. time now 6:39. the sudden disappearance of an i.t. worker casts doubt over election results in the south bay. now he is finally come forward to explain. >> i'm kiet do. coming up we'll explain how some researchers think the next
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is. scattered showers around the bay area to start you off this morning. not a full rainout but occasionally rain moving through temperatures cooler of course. about 64 degrees in san mateo. 64 in palo alto. you see about 65 degrees in sunnyvale. warmer into the south bay today. maybe as high as 66 degrees in san jose. and about 66 also in morgan hill. east bay a lot of clouds out there some scattered showers on and off throughout the day. temperatures as high as 64 in danville. 63 and cool in walnut creek. and 62 in concord. speaking of cool, you can see some blue on the screen there. only about 49 in clearlake.
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54 i ukiah. san francisco mid-60s. time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." >> it's a wednesday. that means gayle king has a preview from new york. good morning. >> reporter: live and in color, wednesdays are my day. is it as cold there as it is here? >> it's wet. >> it's wet here but no, it's not too cold. >> no snow. >> reporter: all 50 states. because you guys, i was in seattle loose week, i like seattle. >> nice place. >> reporter: but you're in san francisco. i was there a couple of weeks before that. good morning to you, frank and michelle. ahead, you will hear from a woman's basketball team that was stuck on their bus in several feet of snow for more than a day. the coach is going to tell us in great detail what happened. plus, peter greenburg finds out how grandchildren are the newest tool in the fight against travel scams. we don't like it when people bother old people. and from moonshine to mixologist, how one man is learning about america's alcohol roots one sip at a time. the news is back in the
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morning. we'll see you at 7:00. some people could say driving around the country trying alcohol is a dream job. any takers in san francisco? >> i bet a lot of takers here. >> we can just fly up to napa pretty quick. >> you drive up to napa. >> reporter: people raising their hands here. >> i don't know if i would want to go to buffalo now for a beer. other than that -- >> reporter: we have been talking about that all morning. it's not good there at all. >> thank you, see you at 7:00. some new home construction across the country dropped a little last month. here now is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. good morning, frank. this is a case for the headline number doesn't look that good. housing starts in october down 2.8%. but that was due to a more than 15% plunge in apartment construction which swings wildly month to month. single-family home construction the key part of the housing market rose 4.2%, third gain in the past four months. and in another good sign of
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future activity, building permits last month was up 4.8%. netflix is expanding to australia and new zealand. they currently operate in 40 countries with 53 million subscribers 36 million in the u.s. but the main growth now occurring overseas. expect to have 4 million new subscribers in the next quarter more than half from foreign countries. stocks up into record territory, slight pullback in the open this morning. let's check it this morning. dow down 26, nasdaq down 19, s&p down 4. shares of netflix up a .5% on its move to australia and new zealand. michelle and frank, back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. let's check in with elizabeth a look at the wet roads. >> i know. yeah, we were kind of bracing ourselves for the worst sometimes we see accident after accident coming in. and it really has not in the case this morning.
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we definitely have seen our fair share of spinouts but nothing causing a hot spot out the door right now. congested through the livermore valley. sky one was over the scene a little while ago showing us slow traffic on those westbound roads. and it is up to about a half- hour now from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. here's an accident causing a bit of a slowdown. it's coming into walnut creek southbound 680 at treat. i know they are working to clear this to the shoulder right now. but it is in that area blocking at least one lane and we are seeing some backups on southbound 242, as well. kcbs has been sending their mobile units along westbound 4. you can see that corridor is a bottleneck right now between railroad and willow pass in the westbound lanes down to about 15 miles per hour. we'll get a check all the way down farther south through the south bay northbound 101 in san jose. some slow conditions from hellyer to de la cruz now. guadalupe parkway northbound
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sluggish, as well. and outside we go, looks like hey, a little bit of blue skies, starting to see some clearing. live look westbound 237 sluggish right now, 11 minutes between 880 and 101, the bulk of traffic between 880 and zanker road and it clears out closer to sunnyvale. we not rain showers are going to continue and the morning commute has really just begun so we'll see what happens. bart might be a good option. all mass transit including bart systemwide on time. remember kcbs, our radio partner, when you hit the roads at 106.9 fm or 740-am. lawrence, i'm still seeing green on your hi-def doppler. still more showers out there right now. we have some heavier downpours early on breaking things up now but there's more to come as another band is about to move onshore. hi-def doppler radar is tracking the storm system this morning and the much-needed rain is falling outside right now. widely scattered though. you can see some of the heavier amounts now still showing up in parts of the north bay where some places over .16" already. a little further to the south and east you can see some of those showers making their way into the livermore valley into
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hayward and showers there. fairly dry into san jose but just off the coastline, we have a band about to make its way onshore. the rain will be picking up in the north bay first and then spreading along the peninsula about the next half-hour or so. so if you are traveling this morning, be very careful. you're going to see the showers and brief downpours from time to time. out over the bay you see a couple of showers out there right now. so it looks like the temperatures are staying fairly mild in the 40s and the 50s. as we head toward the afternoon, the numbers are going to be generally in the 60s outside. so we are going to keep things cooler today and fairly mild. but the storm door is now open. we have a series of storms headed our way. in fact, we have this one coming through today to bring some showers. maybe a half inch across the higher peaks. tomorrow another one moves in about the middle of the day. then a brief break and guess what? we have another one coming in late friday night into saturday to bring another round of rain. after that it dries out. but between now and then, yeah, we are going to see a series of storms rolling in. i love it. >> you're like this over there.
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>> yes, very nice to see. let's hope it keeps going late next week, too. there is a new app that's helping women who are dealing with breast cancer. >> only on five, kiet do reports she started by telling her story. reporter: when barbara wilcox was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier in year, she bared it all by posting the photos on social media. and in the process, learned that sharing is good medicine. >> but it worked out okay so i wanted to let other women know that it would be okay for them. >> reporter: now she will get that chance with a new app called her story. it's a collection of short audio clips, stories recorded by veteran patients like barbara. the writer and former newspaper reporter made this reporting back in may when chemo made her hair fall out. >> it came out in big clumps so i went to a woman and had my head shaved. [ laughter ] >> why are you laughing? >> because it's so --it seems so far in the past but it was only a few months ago. >> my decision to get
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reconstruction was real easy. >> reporter: founder and ceo bob quinn says the content is screened to make sure it's medically accurate. quinn says videos are too distracting and text alone was too boring. 44 second audio clips were just right. >> there's definitely a feeling when patients hear the spoken story, there's definitely an emotional connection that's really hard to achieve with text. >> reporter: the stories don't always have a happy ending. >> my friend peg was fighting her final fight with breast cancer. >> this was a downer i don't want to hear this. >> so that sad story is there if you want to hear it. >> exactly. >> reporter: and you don't want to hear it. >> not right now. >> reporter: her story is growing into a microcosm of life after cancer. hopefully there are more good days than bad and you get what you give. >> what i get back is a feeling of paying it forward and helping to create a community of survivors. >> reporter: her story is free and to encourage more contributors, for every recording they receive, they will make a $10 donation to breast cancer research.
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kiet do, kpix 5. new this morning, it was stress that led a south bay elections official to quit the day before this month's election. 50-year-old joseph le quit his job as top technology official for the santa clara county registrar of voters office. the "mercury news" reports le says he resigned over stress and frustration with the job after working long hours the week before the election. time now 6:52. a supermodel has come forward to accuse bill cosby of sexual assault. what she says happened at lake tahoe. >> and we have some live pictures out of san jose where a barricade situation that started last night is stretched into the morning hours now. s.w.a.t. teams are on hand. we are going to tell you about a nearby school closure just announced moments ago. coming up. can't say thank you enough you have made my life special by being apart of it.
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five things to know at the :55. israeli security forces are standing guard in jerusalem after five people were killed during an attack on a synagogue yesterday. three rabbis with dual israeli- american citizenship were among those who died. israel will demolish the two palestinian attackers' homes. a huge storm and record low temperatures making for a miserable day in eastern half of the country. snow totals up to 6 feet in parts of buffalo, new york by the afternoon. the storm has been blamed for at least six deaths in new york, new hampshire and michigan. another woman has accused bill cosby of sexual assault. former supermodel janice dickinson says cosby gave her a pill in a glass of wine at a hotel in lake tahoe in 1982. she says she woke up without her clothes and in pain.
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several other women have come forward with similar allegation. later today the uc regents begin debate on a plan to raise tuition up to 5% in each of the next five years. governor brown will be there for the meeting and opposes the hike. his budget plan would give an additional $142 million to the uc system, but no rate hikes. protestors in ferguson, missouri are getting ready for a grand jury decision on whether to indict officer darren wilson in the deadly shooting of an unarmed teen. they released over 50 location where demonstrations may take place. the city of oakland is warning businesses to prepare for potential violence here, as well. >> reporter: i'm kiet do live in san jose where a barricaded suspect situation is playing out here near oakland grow high school. about 10 minutes ago there were a series of explosions. take a listen. [ explosions ] >> and past experience tells us
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that that is likely a concussion grenade. shortly after that we heard officers shouting commands on a bull horn. this is off of hayes avenue on the northern edge of oak grove high school's property. this is a larch mount court. this is happening here at about the 9:44 last night reports of a man with a gun standing in the street with a child. by the time the officers got here, he retreated back into his house. we don't know the status of the child. they are not calling this a hostage situation at this time. just a barricaded suspect. the neighborhood has been cleared. and it looks like this might be resolving itself in the next couple of minutes here but, um, we are still live here out here and looks like some of the activity is starting to pick up. school has been canceled at oak grove high school. the principal says that he will cancel school until the situation is over. we'll bring you more later on today at noon. i'm kiet do live in san jose. kpix 5. and a last check of the roads. southbound 680 they cleared that accident at treat so all
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lanes are now back open. unfortunately it's still heavy on southbound 242 even all the way back to highway 4 from pittsburg. here's a live look at a crowded getting more crowded by the minute bay bridge toll plaza. the approach on the eastshore freeway up to 40 minutes now from the carquinez bridge to the maze. 880 the nimitz looking great no delay there. and mass transit if you want to use it all on time. lawrence? >> we have seen some downpours around the bay area. then a brief break and another band just about to make its way onshore. so unsettled weather throughout the morning and then by the afternoon it will taper off. cloudy and showers out there now out over the bay. looks like as we head into the next few days, going to keep things very unsettled. temperatures will be cooler, plan on lots of 60s into the afternoon. the showers should wind down late in the afternoon, as well. but we are not done with the rain. we have another storm coming our way for tomorrow. maybe a brief break on friday. and then another storm friday night into saturday. some much, much-needed rain coming to the bay area. >> sounds like we are going to get some. >> we could be in buffalo. [ laughter ] >> that would be a lot worse.
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>> thankfully we're here. thanks for watching. captions by: captionolad good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, november 19th, 2014. welcome to "cbs this morning." a deadly snowstorm strands travelers on the highway for hours. all 50 states face bitter cold. israel takes action after a deadly synagogue killed three americans. >> plus con artists are stealing billions from the elderly. how prosecutors are now using the grandkids to stop those scams. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> we are having difficulty in obtaining enough tow trucks to clean the roads of cars that are abandoned. >> a deadly storm creates a snow emergency.


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