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[ laughter ] >> bodega marine labs. >> reporter: it took longer to wait for the jet ski but everyone made it out okay, all four uninjured. ryan takeo, kpix 5. this car in san francisco was parked in the wrong place at the wrong time a big tree came crashing down on it in the marina district this morning. the back half of the prius is completely smashed in. one lane was blocked on lombard street at buchanan while crews cleaned up. several lanes in marin are submerged in water. the rain has puddled up so deep that signs are blocking cars from driving through it. the soggy hillside gave way just north of stinson beach. on highway 1 part of a tree came down with rocks and mud blocking the highway. not far away there was another rockslide in salinas. a big pile of debrief fell from a cliff. the highway reopened at 3:30
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p.m. several tiburon shops bracing for more rain and possible flooding. stores at cove shopping center ahave sandbags ready. several shops flooded two weeks ago when the water pumps failed. they are back in action today but businesses are not taking any chances. >> once it starts raining two or three days in a row it doesn't stop i get scary we are just trying to keep it safe. we are trying to keep everything off the floor, too. so you never know. >> myra says 19 inches of rain filled up her dry-cleaning shop last week. the standing water caused pretty bad damage. she is hoping to catch a break this time around. the wet weather wasn't going to stop holiday shoppers in walnut creek. umbrellas were out and so were the shopping bags at the broadway plaza shopping center today. chief meteorologist paul deanno is tracking this round of rain for us. it's been relentless throughout the day today another inch of rain for many of you up to four inches in portions of marin county and it's still raining steadily in
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the south bay and even where it's not raining which is san francisco and oakland and marin right now there's enough low cloud cover and mist or drizzle it gives the appearance of rain even if it's not falling from the sky of palo alto the dumbarton bridge getting some moderate rainfall currently heading towards sunnyvale, san jose and also cupertino. look at mount tam. nearly 4" of rainfall today for you. san rafael 1.5" of rain officially downtown san francisco another inch and a quarter. futurecast showing you scattered showers mainly south of the san mateo bridge through 11 p.m. and some of you have in the north bay may even wake up to a few sprinkles tomorrow. let's talk about the good news when it comes to the drought. lake shasta looking at one reservoir a day of this is how much water has been added to lake shasta since monday. 4 days, billions of gallons of
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water more in lake shasta compared to earlier in the week. more coming up. an intense manhunt in the south bay put three schools on lockdown this morning. san jose police spent two hours going door to door in search of a shooting suspect. the shooting happened around 5:00 this morning on the 1700 block of southwest expressway and shortly after, police were swarming the area. kpix 5's christian hartnett is live for us in san jose where the search disrupted the morning routine. >> reporter: three schools forced to go on lockdown and it couldn't have happened at a worse time. parking lots full of parents just dropping off their kids and no one had any idea what was going on. heavily armed s.w.a.t. officers close in on an apartment complex on to rose way in the middle of a manhunt with a k-9 unit close bay, checking every nook and cranny. families forced to stand
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outside their own homes as officer search inside for a shooting suspects. this father holds his newborn baby close as his family waits for permission to go back inside. just a few blocks away parents took their kids from school not long after dropping them off for the first bell. >> they got it all blocked off everywhere. i just wanted to make sure my kids are safe. >> i just feel more secure i'm just going to take them home. >> reporter: no blackford elementary students were allowed outside classrooms doors for hours. >> actually because many of our students live in an area where the activity is happening we believe that they are safer here. >> reporter: back at the perimeter, san jose police called the search off after two hours. the shooter somehow slipping away without a trace. so police are pretty confident that the shooter was indeed here. after the shooting this morning, they saw a man that fit the suspect's description. when that man saw them, he went running into this area. right now this time they are working on a few leads to find
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this guy. live in san jose, christian hartnett, kpix 5. during the manhunt, an suv plowed into blackford elementary school. the driver had a seizure while going through the drop-off. school officials rushed to help and pulled out a child from inside the car who suffered minor injuries. the driver went to the hospital to get checked out. tonight major fallout over a flaring incident at the chevron refinery in richmond. the glow from flames and steam emitted last night could be seen for miles and made a lot of people nervous. chevron says there was nothing to worry about. but kpix 5's joe vazquez says the air quality management district is launching an investigation. joe. >> reporter: yeah, ken. they want to take a closer look at what happened here last night. the preliminary report was it happened in the ds vaulting unit. some solid material gummed up in some pipes then some gasses were released and that can be dangerous. that could cause an explosion. so what a refinery does in that situation releases gases into
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the atmosphere a process called flaring. the scene last night looks dramatic, a huge glow in the night sky. chevron says it was a flare, not a fire, but a release of chemicals. >> some pressure built up in one of the units of the refinery and flaring is part of the safety mechanism to depressurize that union. that was successfully done. the unit was shut down and the refinery is operating normally today. >> reporter: last night when chevron first released information the language was tame. >> this is a normal part of the refining process. there is no impact to the community. >> this was not normal flaring. it was an emergency type of flaring to prevent something more serious from happening. >> reporter: john gioa is a contra costa county supervisor. he is also a board member of the bay area air quality management district. >> what was released was
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hazardous. if there's any good news in this, it went straight up so not at ground level. but some of the fence line monitors did pick up some increased elevations of particulate matter and ammonia. >> reporter: so the county supervisor says this was an emergency but when chevron communicated to the public, it didn't seem like it was urgent. >> we wanted to communicate to the public as quickly as we could. again, we wanted to make sure we had the facts straight and make sure they were ak raft. that's our major concern. and as for the nature of the emergency, a flaring event is part of refining operations. and -- and we -- we tried to communicate that as quickly as we could. >> reporter: was there any danger to the public? well. county and chevron say today that while there were chemicals released, it was well below the state and federal threshold meaning that, no, there were no problems, it was not unsafe to the public but people want an independent investigation. more on that at 6:00.
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reporting live from richmond, joe vazquez kpix 5. >> sony fires back at this comment from the president. >> yes, i think they made a mistake. >> and the "a" list actor who tried to stand up to the hackers. why he is calling out his hollywood colleagues. >> and a christmas miracle, neighbors try for two weeks to rescue a cat trapped in a storm drain. the breakthrough thanks to tuna and some team work. >> and the health warning about a holiday treat. the deadly outbreak tied to caramel apples. ,,,,,,
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wrong call. the president tackled a number of big isss in his end of the year spee: from the north korea cyber attack to cuba. president obama says sony made the wrong call. the president tackled a number of issues in his end of the year speech from the north korea cyberattack to cuba. >> yes, i think they made a mistake. >> reporter: president obama says he wished sony would have called him before pulling the film "the interview." >> do not get into a pattern in which you're intimidated by
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these kinds of criminal attacks. >> reporter: the president's comments came just after the fbi formally blamed north korea for the cyber attack. >> we cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the united states. >> reporter: he promised a proportional response but didn't announce any specifics. reporters also grilled the president on his announcement earlier this week to reestablish diplomatic relations with cuba. >> that if he had done the same thing for 50 years, and nothing is changed, you should try something different if you want a different outcome. and this gives us an opportunity for a different outcome. >> reporter: the president also defended his action on immigration, which will block the deportation of millions of illegal workers. but 2015 brings the president a new congress with republicans in control of both houses. the gop is already promising to
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block funding for some top white house priorities. >> i'm being absolutely sincere when i say i want to work with this new congress to get things done. >> the president is getting a lot of praise for calling on women for all of the questions at that press conference today. he said he did it on purpose to highlight the hard work of female journalists. the president and his family are off to hawaii through new year's. sony shot back at the president's remarks today saying it has not caved to hackers. >> i would disagree with the notion that it was a mistake. the movie theaters came to us one by one and announced that they would not carry the movie. at that point in time, we had no alternative but to not proceed. >> sony's ceo said he was disappointed in the president's remarks. sony says it still wants the public to see this movie and it's considering other options to release it.
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the hackers sent a letter of praise to sony saying it was very wise to cancel the movie release. the group also added new threats saying sony's data is safe, quote, as long as you make no more trouble. and they warn sony to never release the film in any form. actor george clooney stepped into the mix trying to get big names in hollywood to support the movie's release. clooney says not one person would sign his petition to stand by sony and release the film. the stock market ended a wild week on another high note today. the dow was up about 26 points after its huge two-day rally. s&p 500 had its second best week in nearly two years. >> falling 20 feet that's quite a chore. >> a cat thankful for nine leaves. she nearly became a casualty of the storm. how some determined neighbors pulled off a difficult rescue. >> a nationwide scare involving a sweet holiday treat. what you need to know about the
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deadly illness linked to caramel apples. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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trapped at the bottom of a m drain. for several days neighbors heard the cat cry kp on a christmas miracle for a cat trapped at the bottom of a storm drain. for several days, neighbors heard the cat crying. kpix 5's juliette goodrich on
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the risky rescue that paid off. >> i mean, she is sweet as can be. >> she is a survivor, too,. >> reporter: this small gray cat is in safe arms now, but for the past 10 days, a much different story. this feline with a pink collar and bow was stuck 10 feet down in a storm drain on worthington court. >> it was after school. >> reporter: 8-year-old hannah first heard the cat and told her grandfather, who then called animal control. >> you could hear her when she, um, was crying. and after a couple of days, it sounded like she could have got sick or something because her meowing was kind of getting softer. >> reporter: day after day, and no chance of luring her out. animal control tried to use nets and even a sheet hoping the cat would climb up. finally, a successful rescue operation. dozens of volunteers coaxed the frightened feline into a cage
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and hoisted her to safety. >> you can feel it's got a little spiny bone here a little skinny. and she has been eating the heck out of everything i been giving her. >> reporter: ray is with harp, homeless animals response program. >> we are going to take her to the vet, give her a physical, going to check her out. >> reporter: stormy as she has been nicknamed is such a friendly loving cat. hopefully someone will come forward and recognize her pink collar. harp volunteers like suzy smith are quite smitten with this kitten. >> hope to find the owner so she can go home for christmas. >> reporter: in antioch juliette goodrich, kpix 5. >> rescuers used a towel soaked with tuna fish to help lure the cat into the cage. the veterinarians say that the cat does not have a microchip. well, a wild rampage in iowa that started with a man setting his house and his garage on fire. it ended like this. check it out. police caught up with the guy after he slammed his pickup truck into the convenience
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store where his ex-girlfriend words. surveillance video shows him backing into the convenience store missing customers by a few feet. police say he was upset his girlfriend just broke up with him. caramel apples are linked to several deaths nationwide. on the consumerwatch tonight julie watts tells us which to watch out for and why. >> reporter: for many 'tis the season for caramel apples. >> part of the tradition and good for the spirit. >> reporter: this year they are to blame for a multi-state listeria outbreak and are cautioning people not to eat any commercially produced prepackaged caramel apples. but the outbreak is no laughing matter. so far the prepackaged apples have been linked to at least 4 deaths and 28 illnesses in ten states including one in california. and food safety lawyer says listeria is one of the most deadly food-borne illnesses. so if i have had a prepackaged caramel apple should i be
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concerned? >> i think you should monitor your health. if you have a headache, if you are nauseous, if you are pregnant even if you are not feeling ill i would go for a check-up. >> reporter: health officials in one state have identified at least two brands that may be linked to the outbreak but so far, the source is unknown. >> one of the reasons why it's difficult to trace this back is the incubation period being three to 70 days is sometimes incredibly difficult for people to remember what they consumed. >> reporter: and until there is a known source, even companies that make fresh caramel apples are being forced to do damage control. while many online retail verse already posted this disclaimer explaining that the outbreak is only impacting prepackaged apples, stores like this iconic san francisco chocolate store say they hadn't even heard about the listeria outbreak yet and so far, it hasn't affected their sales. >> i might not buy it for a little while. maybe let this blow over. >> if this store doesn't make the prepackaged ones of course
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i would continue to buy it. >> the cdc says 80% of the people affected ate prepackaged commercially produced apples. if you have a consumer problem call us at 888-5-helps-u. >> so just to reiterate it's not all caramel apples. the fresh ones are okay. >> it's just the prepackaged ones. but you know, the spinach industry are still recovering from the e. coli recall years ago because it affects the entire industry. just prepackaged. >> thank you. if you plan to travel today for the holidays you are not alone. friday before christmas is one of the busiest travel days of the year. ask those people. they will tell you. busy. >> traffic on interstate 580, oh, man. nobody is going anywhere. california alone aaa says more than 12 million people will travel for the holidays. that is the highest number ever. live look at san jose's airport right now. so far the weather isn't
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causing too many problems there. no delays or cancellations at oakland international smooth flying as well and sfo, there were 68 flights canceled today. >> traffic has been a nightmare. i know the bay bridge was backed up earlier today. and it's all because of the weather. >> weather a lot of folks on the road. this would have been a rough evening commute without any rainfall out there. throw in a little rain, mist, drizzle, and yeah, it's -- it has all the makings for a very slow drive to grandma's house. mid- to upper 50s outside currently, livermore the warm spot at 59, san jose 55. everybody sticky with more showers primarily in the south bay but you just saw that live shot from the bay bridge. there's still drizzle around. there's plenty of mist. you'll use your windshield wipers even if there's not any green on you. but down toward fremont, milpitas, that would be 680 and 880 dealing with some rainfall. this likely will clip the san jose airport and some more showers rolling off the hills heading toward you and campbell saratoga and los gatos. so we are talking about december. we are adding up the rain in
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san francisco. we are now number 7, 7th wettest december ever in san francisco. if we get one half of an inch more rainfall, we'll beat outnumber 6 and it will be the wettest december in the city since 1889. just a half inch of additional rainfall but that likely will take a while to get that. we are going to talk about a big drying pattern coming up. if you are heading to the beach this weekend a high surf advisory in effect through tomorrow afternoon. big waves rip currents and rough surf so watch out for that. tonight, scattered showers still possible primarily in the south bay but there will be mist and drizzle around all evening lows around 50. fremont 49. san francisco 52. we have high pressure building in. that's coming in as advertised but right on the top of the ridge of high pressure, we find this storm moving in from the north and west. it did clip us with a lot of rainfall. the higher elevations in marin county two to four inches of rain jus today. it won't stop until tomorrow. a few showers possible in the
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north bay. sunday the ridge takes over. no more storms for a week or longer. that stronger ridge getting here sunday. your christmas week and any of your travel plans will not be impeded by the weather at least not locally. a few evening showers mostly cloudy on saturday with a few showers in the north bay. after that, we finally dry out. san jose tomorrow, mostly cloudy, 61. perhaps a few sprinkles after midnight for you. pacifica 58. upper 50s san ramon and dublin. high of 60 in san francisco. novato 59. petaluma 58. clearlake tomorrow clearing out 53 degrees. a little sunnier or sunday and here we go christmas week, santa claus, now officially in the seven-day forecast 60s and sunshine. we have a long way to go in the drought but that's not to say that we want all the rain at once. let's take a break, let's get a week of dry, drain the water out. >> plenty of season left. let's not rush it be. >> i think santa needs some sunshine actually. >> you know, you want him to
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get good steering trajectory, to see the bay area, see all the kids. he has to see the chimneys. it's very precise stuff he has to do next week. >> great stuff. >> thank you. so, you know, paul went live from a super creative holiday house last night. ♪[ music ] [ theme from "star wars" ] >> huge crowds have flocked to this man's house to catch his dazzling display set to the "star wars" theme and it's taking off on the internet. one video on youtube has now been viewed more than 2 million times. you see paul out there he was conducting the whole thing. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> quite a sight there in newark. anyway, they are calling it the franco flub president obama gives a shoutout to the interview actor a slip of the tongue that has the internet going wild. >> and tomorrow the 49ers take on the san diego chargers on kpix 5. pre-game starts at
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conference. after criticizing sony for canceling the release of "t . he said this: president obama taking some ribbing for a slip-up during his press conference. >> it happens. after criticizing sony for canceling the release of "the interview" he said this. >> i think it says something interesting about north korea that they decided to have the state mount an all-out assault on a movie studio because of a satirical movie starring seth rogen and james flacco. [ laughter ] >> mr. obama obviousliment to say james franco. that's the actor's real name. he mixed up franco with joe flacco. that's the quarterback for the baltimore ravens. [ laughter ] >> and so flacco franco -- no
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movie. >> but in a lighthearted gesture, joe flacco decided to welcome james franco to the family on twitter. we'll be right back. ,,,,,, ♪
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5:30 pm captions by: caption colorado on: tonight, the president >> mas the president says north korea hacked sony. >> we will respond. >> mason: but he said sony should not have pulled the film "the interview." >> we cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the united states. >> pelley: i'm scott pelley in havana. at the end of a historic week, cubans are trying to figure out what this new opening with america will mean. >> mason: dr. jon lapook on a surge in flu cases and new questions about the vaccine. and steve hartman with cops 'allowing the letter of the law. >> hello, ma'am. your vehicle was targeted. >> mason: and the spirit of the season. >> oh, my gosh! are you serious? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.


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