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>> yes. >> nobody on the set and boom! here we are. >> and everyone is here. >> i thought you were going to say it's amazing because it stopped raining. >> it was a nice commute. >> i had a little light precipitation coming in this morning. you could still experience a scattered showers throughout the day today but look at this. when is the last time we have seen an empty hi-def doppler radar, a stray shower still possible throughout the day today. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. we'll track the new storm coming in shortly. >> and checking the roads, an accident 880 near agoura point. one of the most powerful movie studios in hollywood pulls the plug on "the interview." after multiple threats, sony says it won't release the comedy. as mark kelly reports, many wonder if it was the right decision. >> you want us to kill the leader of north korea?
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>> yes. reporter: in america, it's a comedy but in north korea, it is nothing to laugh about. >> i never heard this before in my life. >> reporter: james franco and seth rogen star as journalists trying to kill kim jong-un. one week until its release a cryptic threat seemingly from north korean hackers dubbed guardians of peace. >> in my country, it's pronounced stallone. >> reporter: the world will be full of fear, remember the 11th of september. in a statement, sony said, we have decided not to move forward with the planned december 25 theatrical release. sony said it made that decision with paramount interests in the safety of employees and theater-goers. >> even at the metreon in san francisco tonight's showing canceled. >> reporter: you think it was a good choice to cancel the movie? >> uhm -- yeah, i mean, when people's lives are in danger, yeah. >> reporter: but much of hollywood didn't agree with sony pulling the comedy. steve karel writes, sad day for
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creative expression, hashtag fear eats the soul. jimmy kimmel: an un-american act of cowardice that validates terrorist actions. >> north korea really won. >> yes, they did. in this one they did. we blinked. >> reporter: entertainment lawyer mark greenberg says pulling the movie will have a chilling effect on hollywood. >> it's a very dangerous precedent to set in terms of the free exchange of ideas. >> reporter: cnn reporting tonight, sony will never release this film in movies or online. but in this day and age, does anyone really believe this movie will never see the light of day? >> how are you going to try to watch it? >> not sure. probably wait for the dvd. maybe get it on sale. >> reporter: mark kelly, kpix 5. a bay area cyber security firm is helping sony identify the hackers. it's called fire eye. and based in milpitas. umbrellas becoming part of the bay area uniform the last few weeks. the rain was coming down
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steadily in san francisco's castro district last night and other parts of the bay area. and we're learning just how much damage from last week's storm caused in the city of healdsburg. $15million. the situation so bad, sonoma county declared a state of emergency. and one safeway parking lot people kayaked through the floodwaters and even got towed by a truck through the parking lot. i hope he is still alive. [ laughter ] >> i think that's so especially cool. it's a good thing we don't have rain because of king tides. that would be good for that area, as well. the last storm is ready to move into the bay area. we'll track it together momentarily. right now let's look at our hi- def doppler radar. very light precipitation to the south of us. we could still see a stray shower today especially in the north. keep that umbrella handy. i would also grab the
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sunglasses for a little brief peek of sunshine under mostly cloudy skies. currently in the 50s across the board, we have some areas of fog trying to develop inland. today's high temperatures into the 50s and the 60s under a mostly cloudy sky. the winds will be out of the southwest 10 to 15 miles per hour. here's your extended forecast. we have an area of low pressure that will push into the bay area overnight through friday it will impact your morning commute tomorrow. high pressure builds in the bay area, mostly cloudy skies over the weekend. winter officially arrives on sunday and as it does so, it ushers in a dry weather pattern on monday through wednesday. here's gianna. >> let's check conditions on the bay area bridges. so far, so good. no accidents record as you work your way towards the bay bridge toll plaza. easy ride into san francisco. same goes for conditions at the golden gate bridge. san mateo bridge no problems, 14 minutes
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between 880 and 101. 880 northbound at whipple accident and looks like 880 in oakland looking good. 101 trimble, santa clara, no delays to report every good in both directions. nearly a dozen people including a child are in critical condition after they were struck by a suspected drunk driver in southern california. it happened in redondo beach last night. the victims were crossing the pacific coast highway after a christmas concert at a church when they were hit. an 81-year-old woman was killed. the driver stopped when he had a head-on collision with another car. police are on the lookout for a car torcher. kpix 5's andria borba talked to one of the victims. reporter: a metal frame where a seat should be, splintered windows, just the result of five more vehicle
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fires in san francisco. this person knows all about it. his toyota was torched in his driveway. >> ring the bell, your car is on fire. so when i go out there everything was melted inside. >> reporter: the burned cars have been clustered around nelly and church streets and the m.o. of all the early-morning fires is nearly identical. one car gets lit, then 30 minutes later another, not far away. and so on and so forth. >> we believe someone broke the window that fire inside then when they arrive, everything was gone. >> reporter: once the flames are put out, the job of piecing together what charred evidence remains is up to fire investigators. >> four fires within an hour or so, um, is definitely suspicious. >> reporter: the victim says his car was easily replaced. he worries about the firebug getting bolder and causing greater harm. >> the fire the gas tank could
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be much, much worse. so we can replace the car but i hope it doesn't happen anymore to anybody. >> reporter: in san francisco, andria borba, kpix 5. >> and investigators do have surveillance video. the first series of fires and they are hopeful it will help lead them to a suspect. president obama's push to normalize diplomatic ties with cuba after 54 years is sparking strong reaction. the white house reached a deal with cuba to help secure the release of alan gross. he spent five years in a cuban prison. the obama administration is working towards renewing diplomatic relations with cuba including building an embassy in havana. >> i am convinced that through a policy of engagement by can help the cuban people help themselves as they move into the 21st century. >> it is a victory for the oppressive cuban government but a serious setback for the repressed cuban people.
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the white house has conceded everything and gained little. >> some republicans are promising to do all they can to block the administration's moves including holding back funding for a u.s. embassy in cuba. >> you know, chocolate could be from cuba someday. how amazing would that be? > we would love to visit make me really happy. >> those are some cuban- americans happy about the deal. people have been sounding off from the bay area to miami but not everyone is celebrating. some cuban-americans say the u.s. is giving up a lot for very little. happening today, the case of suspended state senator leland yee and the corruption charges he faces will be discussed in a courtroom. a judge has set a strict timeline for the case so it doesn't drag on. he is among 28 people charged in a complex 228-count indictment that also accuses chinatown association leader raymond "shrimp boy" chow of conducting an organized crime
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enterprise. today the judge will hear any objections defense attorneys may have against the prosecution's plan. in boston today, in a courtroom marathon bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev will appear. three people were killed and hundreds injured when a bomb exploded near the finish line of the boston marathon last year. tsarnaev pled not guilty. he could face the death penalty if convicted. this will be the last hearing before a jury is selected january 5. another blow for the already struggling san francisco 49ers. the team dropped defensive lineman ray mcdonald after a woman said he sexually assaulted her. and this is just months after his pregnant fiancee told police mcdonald hit her. >> until that situation, um, you want to hear >> unfortunate situation. >> a wonderful kind man a gentleman and he's brought good christian house that's all i can tell you. >> that man says he is mcdonald's driver. he was one of several people
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that stopped by his silver creek home yesterday. mcdonald has yet to be arrested or charged. his case will be forwarded to the santa clara d.a.'s office for review. a videotape statement by steve jobs will not be released to the media. it was made six months before he died in 2011. it was used in a lawsuit against apple that accused the company of abusing its power in the music industry. apple won the suit this year. the "associated press," bloomberg and cnn wanted to see the tape but it was denied by the judge. christmas coming early for some bay area families. the do gooders helping them to get back on the road in a new set of wheels. >> and what is cool about your school? email your nominations to coolschools@kpix.com. we may come and feature your school on the show.
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personal experience with ra. in an interview with people magazine, mrs. obama says 's been mistaken for a store em the obamas are sharing their personal experience with
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racism. in an interview with "people" magazine mrs. obama says she has been mistaken for a store employee at a target. she also shares a story about the president at a gala. she says he was wearing a tuxedo and someone mistaken him for a waiter asked him for coffee. the president says there's no black male my age who is a professional who hasn't come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn't hand them their keys. the obamas discussed racism with their daughters. mrs. obama say, quote, these conversations are not new to us. when you have black kids, you have to talk about these issues because they are real. happening today, a symbol used in protests nationwide will be used on courthouse steps across the bay area today. we are talking about the "hands up, don't shoot!" demonstrations used by protestors to show racial disparities in the criminal justice system. today the uncle of oscar grant the bay area teen who was shot and killed by bart police in 2009 will lead a hands up
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demonstration. he will be joined by several bay area public defenders. they will all gather at noon at the locations in san francisco, santa clara and contra costa county. the recent storms brought more than just debris on california shores. this brownish creature with sharp teen and claws washed up at a santa barbara beach there. the hairless two-foot-long carcass was found near a drain washout. no one knows what it is. some people speculate it might be a bear or pig. it looks like a pig. experts are still trying to classify the animal. >> i don't know what that looks like. >> it doesn't look good. i'll tell you that. >> we had a big debate at the gym last night because it popped up on the tv screen while we were on the elliptical and everyone was ew! wild boar was one of them. ugly sea creature, that was at the bottom of the ocean? thank goodness at the bottom of the ocean because we assume that the top of the ocean -- >> was this during happy hour
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at the gym? >> sure, that's what it was. you have been to club sport obviously! [ laughter ] >> let's call on our hi-def doppler. at this particular time, shhhh it's quiet! let's keep it that way. we'll have a stray shower today. a lot of low-level moisture being close to the surface might seem like condensation associated with the fog. winds are out of the east up to 9 miles per hour. this is what you can expect today. a stray shower is possible under a mostly cloudy sky. we will have few sunny breaks and then one more round of rain showers in the forecast and that's slated for your friday. let's get to it, this is our futurecast. you can see by the morning commute, hit-and-miss scattered showers carry the umbrella today. meanwhile here's your lunch hour. again, around the san mateo coastline there, a hit-and-miss scattered showers and then here comes the next round. this is a brand-new area of low pressure. this promises at this particular time to produce
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anywhere about a half inch of rain throughout most urban areas to an inch of rain in the wettest locations. we'll walk you through that with our futurecast. this is from today's precipitation and everything is generally less than .10". then we fast forward into friday and the numbers go up to .4" of rain in the san francisco area. so this is a weaker system that is taking an approach towards the bay area. we'll say maybe up to an inch of rain so that gives you a little guidance for planning with the sandbags with this next area of low pressure. 50s across the state today under a mostly cloudy sky. no rain in eureka. mendocino at 45. that's the forecast high. our high temperatures pretty seasonal into the 50s and low 60s. the winds will rotate to the southwest 10 to 20 miles per hour. and here is your extended forecast. the rain begins in the overnight hours tonight.
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it will affect our morning commute tomorrow morning and scattered showers with the abundance of rainbows. dry skies as high pressure builds in and we have a dry weather pattern each day. one computer model suggests a chance of rain on christmas eve but for the most part they all agree it will be a dry christmas. you can go online, you can track the incoming systems together by getting the kpix 5 weather app and all you have to do is download it at the app store closest to you and it really all you have to do is search "kpix" in the app store and download the app for iphone and android. >> you like it? >> i really do like it. >> all right. >> it's very helpful. >> checking the roads now as you work your way out and about through san jose, live look at 101 at trimble. not a lot of cars on the roadway right now so that's good news. traffic is free-flowing both directions. those are taillights northbound on 101 so san jose, santa clara, all looking good this morning. here's an overview of the south
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bay. you can see speeds in the 60s for the most part. a couple of slow spots but that's usually cars transitioning on and off the freeway and traffic overall good through there. here's the bay bridge. word from chp possible stalled vehicle upper deck near the tunnel. maybe an accident. we are waiting for chp to give us more information so that will back you up just a bit on the bay bridge. so far at the toll plaza, no delays. just a few there in the cash lanes. but overall traffic looks good through there. golden gate bridge no problems. 580 to the golden gate bridge toll plaza 14 minutes heading into san francisco. san mateo bridge same story business as usual 14 minutes between 880 and 101. westbound 92 a nice ride this morning. now, north 880 at whipple highway patrol still on scene of this accident. it's not in lanes. no major delays with slight spectator slowing as you pass the scene. 880 through oakland, traffic northbound as you head towards
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the maze. an earthquake in san ramon this morning. 2.6 magnitude in that area around 4:32 a.m. so it just happened. no word on injuries or damage. we'll keep you updated as more information comes in in the san ramon area. motorists getting a holiday from high gas prices. u.s. drivers will save an additional 550 bucks next year. that's nice. according to the federal government. the average price for gas nationwide is now down to $2.51 a gallon for regular. gas and oil prices have dropped steadily over the last six months due to lower demand in europe and asia. we like that. christmas came early yesterday for five bay area families who have had a hard time trying to get around. kpix 5's john ramos shows us some priceless reactions and the moment they stepped into their new rides. reporter: you got to hand it to the guys at mike's auto
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body in antioch. when they throw a christmas party the door priceses are amazing. for 14 years, mike rose has been giving away cars to deserving families in the east bay. the cars start out as total losses, donated by insurance companies. but workers refurbish them to like-new condition. >> it feels like a brand-new car. it is a brand-new car. it's my car. >> reporter: five families were selected this year each with a different story. >> we want somebody that is trying to help themselves, help their families and help to better their lives and they just need that extra little push to him them out, and that happens to be transportation. >> reporter: tito ramos is a former marine going to college to become a police officer. he says the feeling about today's gift runs deep. >> not only did i get a car, they chose me based on my character and my merit and my conduct and that's something -- this isn't just for me, it's for my family. >> reporter: but his son was
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even more impressed by the presents stuffed in the trunk. >> this is the best car in my life! >> reporter: this has become the christmas tradition here. give life to an old car and change the life of your fellow man. in antioch, john ramos, kpix 5. >> there's a lot of negative stories out there. this is a good one. >> it makes me smile. i love that kid. >> of my life! >> no kidding. it comes with a trunkful of presents. >> the kids got some new wheels, too. >> they did. firefighters donated new bikes as their parents or grandparents got the car keys. >> awesome story. >> there you go. time now 4:51. a drunk bay area man looking for his ex-girlfriend makes a huge mistake. why a complete stranger shot him. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. welcome back to "kpix 5 morning news." it is thursday and we have temperatures today in the highway 50s and low 60s, mostly cloudy skies. random scattered showers early in the morning. otherwise mostly cloudy. the winds will pick up out of the southwest in the eastern bay looks like 58 degrees in livermore today. also in union city. 10 to 15-mile-per-hour breeze late day in walnut creek. meanwhile, as we wrap around to the northern portion of the bay area, high temperatures pretty seasonal from the 50s to it the low 60s. oh, clearlake you're a little chilly at 52. 60 in san rafael and across the golden gate bridge to san francisco upper 50s. and a bit of a backup at the bay bridge in the cash lanes also word of what was first reported as a stall is now an accident near the tunnel. chp on scene. we'll have more details on that coming up. a benicia man makes a big
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mistake looking for his ex- girlfriend. he stumbled into the wrong home. well, police say he was drug when it happened around 4 a.m. yesterday. he gave an elderly couple quite the scare. police say when he didn't find his ex, he refused to leave so the homeowner fearing for his life shot him. >> was yelling, why are you keeping me out? i can't believe you locked me out. my dad yelled, you know, you don't belong here, this is not the right house. >> the suspect got the wrong house by about 100 feet. he is okay, but he faces charges of trespassing and public intoxication. a possible gas leak forcing an evacuation at a cancer drug company in south san francisco. firefighters called out to onyx pharmaceuticals on grand avenue just after 3:00 yesterday afternoon after workers reported smelling gas inside. nobody was hurt. crews are still trying to determine the source of the odor. the san francisco flower mart is getting a pretty big renovation. kilroy realty bought the property at 6th and brannon earlier this year putting the future of the flower mart in
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question. but current tenants and kilroy realty reached an agreement. the wholesale operation will move underground and retail will take over at street level, office space built above. the flower mart has been around for more than 50 years. schools and parks across the state could have their artificial turf torn out after some concerns over cancer. a proposal by state senator jerry hill would temporarily ban the use of recycled tires in the synthetic surfaces. studies have linked the chemical in the old tires to certain cancer but only when the material is burned and inhaled. hill's bill would ban installation of new places while more studies are done for a few years. what lawmakers are saying about the move to normalize relations with cuba. >> an unprecedented move by hollywood. coming up, the latest on sony's plans for a movie that some fear will never see the light
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good morning. i'm michelle griego. and i'm frank mallicoat it's a very dangerous precedent to set. >> sony pulled the plug on the movie "the interview" about a plot to assassinate the leader of north korea. unprecedented decision comes in response to online threats against movie-goers. >> demonstrated a pattern of poor decision-making that has led to multiple distractions for this organization. >> the 49ers have cut ties with ray mcdonald after a woman accused him of sexual assault. mcdonald has not been arrested or charged. four months ago, prosecutors decided not to pursue charges against mcdonald after his fiancee accused him of an assault. >> make him really happy. >> i feel that i have been slapped in the face. [ crying ] >> cuban-americans are divided over the announcement that the u.s. will now renew ties with the country. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. >> good morning, i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00. developing at this hour some shaking being felt in san ramon this morning. we are fog reports of a 2.6 earthquake hitting the area not too long ago about 30 minutes ago at 4:32 morning. no word on injuries or damage. you can see a little blip there on the seismograph here. we'll keep you updated on more information as it comes in. but a little shaker this morning in the tri-valley area. >> that's a little blip, right? >> there's usually 50 earthquakes a day in the united states. and it's roughly about 20,000 a year in the united states. so we get these little rumblings. you know who gets a lot of earthquakes? oklahoma. you know why? fracking. >> no kidding? >> that's a controversial statement. >> but they have earthquakes every, single day. i monitor it on my kpix 5 phone app. they get earthquakeer

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