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december 27. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm maria medina. michelle is off and roqui is back. >> it was so nice to be home. it was a good christmas. >> you had to work on california, my dad and my brother had practice on christmas -- >> you had to work on christmas? >> my dad and brother had practice on christmas but it was a good christmas. >> we have temperatures cooling off again this morning as we take a beautiful view of sfo. 33 degrees in santa rosa. 31 in livermore. below freezing in in livermore. san francisco 43 degrees. i'mrain coming up. i'll tell you when coming up. the bay bridge toll plaza
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looking good. on westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze 18 minutes. no delays across the span of the bridge. san mateo bridge, 880 to 101, 14 minutes. mass transit, bart, ace, caltrain all on time. muni express buses not running. no parking on either end of the golden gate bridge. that's through new year's day. crews have found one two of black boxes from a russian military jet that crashed into the black sea. the cockpit voice recorder is missing. sunday the military jet crashed two minutes after take-off from sochi. 92 people were on board including dozens of singers in russia's military choir. the russian ministry said there are no survivors. right now investigators say that pilot error or a technical failure is the likely cause of
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the crash. today at pearl harbor an american president and japanese prime minister will visit the site of the attack together for the first time. kpix 5's cate caugiran breaks down why the show of unity was 70 years in the making. >> reporter: japanese prime minister shinzo abe laid wreaths at several places in hawaii the day before his visit to the site of the 1941 bombing. president obama will join him at the memorial honoring sailors and marines killed in the attack on pearl harbor. retired u.s. navy veteran chief johnnie john gordon was stationed on pearl harbor the day of the attack. >> two struck the arizona not very far from us. i turned around to look at that it went to smoke. >> reporter: 2400 americans died in the surprise bombing. the japanese leader's visit is symbolic for relations. the one that took more than 70 years. the prime minister's aides have said abe will not apologize for
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japan's attack but will be there to pay respects. president obama was the first u.s. president to visit hiroshima since the u.s. bombed the city killing nearly 150,000 civilians, including this person's 2-year-old brother. >> why am i here and other people should be have a chance to have -- >> reporter: we spoke with her days before president obama's visit to the japanese memorial a visit she calls historic. >> i didn't think while i'm in this world i could hear, i could see the united states person go over there. >> reporter: cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> today's ceremony will start at 11:35 a.m. our time. as president obama makes that trip, president-elect donald trump is mocking him for
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saying in an interview that he would have beaten trump if he had ran for a third term. as we report, the development comes amid a series of rare and public policy confrontations between the outgoing and incoming administrations. >> reporter: in a hypothetical presidential race president- elect donald trump says there's no way he would lose to president obama citing jobs, isis and obamacare as the reasons on twitter. the comment came in response to a podcast interview the president gave suggesting the contrary. >> i'm confident that if i had run again and articulated, i think i could have mobilized the majority of the american people to rally behind it. >> reporter: mr. trump has been at odds with the sitting president recently for weighing in on a number of foreign policy issues before officially taking office. >> abstention. >> reporter: yesterday he blasted the united nations as quote a club for people who have a good time days after the
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u.n. voted to condemn israeli settlements. the u.s. abstained instead of vetoing. trump signaled abreak with policy on nuclear weapons tweeting last week that the u.s. needs to strengthen and expand its nuclear capabilities. 24 days before his inauguration, mr. trump is fiercely defending his charitable foundation in a series of tweets monday night maintaining the foundation never used donations to pay rent, salaries or any expenses. and that 100% was given to charity. roxana saberi for cbs news. >> the trump foundation has been under investigation in the state of new york. president-elect trump will shut down the foundation. the new york attorney general says he can't do it until the investigation is complete. it's now 4:35. it's a little chilly this morning. >> the temperature in the livermore area is at least 3 degrees cooler at this hour but in pleasanton, it's about 4 degrees warmer and we are
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talking about maybe just 10- mile difference there. all has to do with clouds. good morning. getting out the door, temperatures in the 40s right now for the most part. we have temperatures in the low 30s below freezing. yesterday at this time, santa rosa was at 29. now a 33. livermore 31. in the 40s around the rim of the bay. 40 redwood city. temperatures still well below average for this 27th day of the month of december. we typically should be at 56 in san francisco. instead low 50s. san jose flirting with 60. 50s at the coast, 50s at the peninsula, 60 campbell and cupertino. 56 los gatos. 57 in fremont. east bay 54 well inland towards brentwood and tracy. 55
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antioch. warmer in the tri-valley. the 580/680 corridor 50s. 57 degrees at the carquinez strait include vallejo, benicia, martinez. north bay numbers into the mid- 50s with ample sunshine. upstream high, thin clouds. 57 in cloverdale. an area of low pressure promises to produce a chance of rain before the end of the year. we'll talk more about that later. 4:37. let's take a look at your roads to get to you work on time wherever you're going. starting with the altamont pass out of tracy on 205, 50 miles per hour. across to north flynn road not better. livermore though that traffic clears up a bit on to the dublin interchange with the altamont pass to 680 will take you 14 minutes. moving across the span of the san mateo bridge, from hayward to foster city, that's 880 to 101, a quick 13-minute commute and if you are traveling on the
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nimitz freeway looking good in both directions, 880 northbound from 238 in san leandro to the maze, that will take you 16 minutes and if you are heading across the way to the bay bridge toll plaza, here's a live look at that traffic moving smoothly across the toll where those metering lights are not on just yet. they should turn on around 5:30 from the carquinez bridge on westbound 80 to the maze, 18 minutes. aquick drive across the way. developing now police are searching for a gunman who opened fire at an uber driver in san francisco. the driver based in sacramento has facial injuries from broken glass but will recover. on saturday he was waiting for a passenger when a man walked up and fired right through the windshield. >> take out the gun and he shoot me. and, um, fortunately, the bullet just passed from my face. it's the first time that they are trying to kill me. >> in a statement, uber told
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us, quote, the individual reported this to us directly through the app and we have been in contact with him over the weekend. we're very relieved he is okay. there have been no arrests so far. in san francisco, the jewish community wants to know who stole a menorah from a park. some say that this reeks of a hate crime. cops say it was money. [ singing in a foreign language ] >> reporter: a small crowd of neighbors in north beach gathered. >> the grinch can't steal christmas orhan can. >> reporter: two weeks ago at another ceremony in washington square they put up a christmas tree next to the menorah. the tree is here but sometime this weekend somebody stole the menorah. it weighs more than 100 pounds. >> to me at the core of it, this is a hate crime. >> reporter: police say this may be a crime based on religion but they have also alerted metal recyclers to be
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on the lookout for someone trying to sell brass. >> i'm not sure it really matters. i think either way, the chance that it was stolen for a hate crime reason. but i think it's so symbolic it's like stealing a church and cross or something that it doesn't really matter why they took it. >> when something happens to our community like this a symbol of our light, of our joy is taken away, we add lights. >> they brought their own. members of the community brought their own menorahs and lit the candles in the place where the large one was stolen. [ singing loudly in foreign language ] >> that's how i know that the message of the menorah prevails is when you come here and you see this light continuing and you see how the people here are now filled with light. >> it sends a good message. >> it sends a good message, i agree. everything about what we were trying to do is having the menorah right next to the tree. about how "inclusive" the holiday is. and so that's the message
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again. everybody can come and enjoy it. >> reporter: joe vazquez, kpix 5. this morning, san francisco firefighters are searching for the cause of a building fire. it happened just after 9:00 last night in the telegraph hill neighborhood near stockton and broadway. one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. fire crews were able to put out the flames minutes after arriving. ♪[ music ] time now 4:41. coming up a look back at 2016. we'll show you what people were talking about the most this past year. ere's something strange.. turning ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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crews say.. they're finding hundreds.. possibly even thousands.. of hypodermic stac there's something strange turning up on a southern california beach. >> they are finding thousands of hypodermic needles. stacey butler with the story in orange county. >> it makes me real nervous. >> yeah. it's amazing how many of these i found. >> reporter: robin can't believe hundreds of hypodermic needles are still littering her favorite dog beach in newport after the recent rain. >> i worry about my dog being
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out here. it's only dog beach around here. >> reporter: every day she throws them away to protect her dog. >> it's the only thing that catches her eye. they don't have the tops on them, there's a good chance you will step on a needle. >> i have never seen it like this. >> reporter: bruce brought his dog to the stretch of sand where the santa ana river feeds into the ocean at newport beach. >> i just watch her real close make sure she doesn't grab anything she shouldn't. >> reporter: this is a regular at the unofficial dog beach. he says he made wait to come back with mable until rid of the needles. >> hopefully it gets cleaned up by the city soon. you don't want anything dangerous out there for the dogs or for people. i have little kids and we all run around out here so you don't want to have anything that can hurt somebody. >> reporter: on social media it's collecting criticism. one woman saw thousands and warned dogs and humans should stay away. kelly and wayne brown are surprised that their nightly
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walk with their dog is littered with needles but she says surfers and beach-goers are removing them, not the city. >> i think it's horrible. i don't know where all this trash is coming from. >> reporter: it's unclear where all the needles have come from. i tried to call the city but it's a holiday. so no word yet on when they will all be cleaned up. in orange county, stacey butler, kpix 5. rare water falls in australia, in the desert yesterday. its national park closed to visitors because of the weather. experts say that this region only sees rain like this about once every 60 years. beautiful. >> makes me want to go on vacation. >> that is my favorite part of the entire world, australia. i actually have a picture on my credit card of australia so that gives me -- i want to go there. >> gives you points. >> they have a mountain range called the blue mountains. and it's very similar -- i mean, identical to the grand
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canyon and we took a hike with some locals there and we went into this canyon part and they had double waterfalls. >> oh, wow. >> that created double rainbows that went into a [ non-english language ] >> you will take me next time. >> double rainbow, what does that mean? >> it was amazing. it was just amazing. good morning, everybody. special place in australia, lots of rain there. we have a chance of rain returning right here to the bay area on the last day of the year of 2016. right now, clear skies a veil of clouds. it's below freezing in livermore. 43 in san francisco. 40 now in redwood city. right now our wind speeds are gentle. when you see the northeast wind in the tri-valley that's indicative of an offshore push same in fremont. calm winds currently in oakland. nine to seven-mile-per-hour winds -- or 7 to 9 i should say from napa to santa rosa.
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breezy later today. offshore dry conditions. you will probably feel it on your skin. but we are starting off with frosty temperatures away from the bay. this afternoon sunny and cool. then chance of rain showers in the forecast for saturday. but not saturday night for all your reveling plans. area of low pressure banking up against the pacific northwest bringing more rain and snow. we have snow in the siskiyous and in the cascades. we are under the influence of this huge dome of high pressure way out here low now passing to the society of us, pressure gradienting a breeze during the late day hours. no tule fog in the centrally in the 50s, springtime skiing in the high sierra. currently this morning we are above zero at 2 degrees. later today 43 degrees in truckee, 46 by tomorrow prix fixe menus it's spring-like conditions on a very firm base after over a foot of snow did accumulate over the weekend. all right. san jose, mineta international
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airport, the official reporting station, going with a high temperature there of 56 degrees. slightly warmer towards the -- over to the willow glen area and backing through alum rock into alviso. even as you go into some of the neighborhoods towards los gatos and saratoga, cupertino and campbell, mid-50s in fremont through union city. 50s around the peninsula today into the 50s at the immediate seashore. up from 54 yesterday in santa rosa to 58 degrees, mid-50s pretty common inland. here's the extended forecast going with slightly warmer conditions on wednesday, thursday. we begin to increase the cloud cover on friday. actually, i pushed everything back a day. we initially had a chance of rain on friday. now we have that on saturday. but no rain in the forecast for the midnight hour as we lead you into the brand-new year. cloudy skies but i boat to tell you, roqui, towards the first few days of 2017 it looks like daily chances of rain. >> oh, my goodness. don't tell me that, roberta. i went home to l.a.
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ig i would escape the rain and it was raining in l.a., too. hopefully we're looking forward to a nice spring and summer. let's take a look at the bay area traffic as you get ready to start your morning. starting with a new crash in pleasant hill. southbound 680 before concord avenue it's a two-car crash blocking the left lane. chp is running a traffic break but not many delays in the area just yet. moving over now to the altamont pass traffic coming out of tracy you're moving at 63 miles per hour. that's actually a treat for the morning but once hit north flynn road you're down to 41 miles per hour. north tracy boulevard along 580 westbound to the altamont pass 18 minutes. livermore smooth to the dublin interchange where you're moving at -- you're gonna have a 14- minute commute between altamont pass to 680. let's move now to the peninsula commute between hayward to foster city across the span of the san mateo bridge, that's 880 to 101 a quick 13 minutes and let's talk about mass transit. bart, ace and caltrain are all on time this morning. but muni express buses most of them not running this week due to the holiday so check your
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holiday schedules for mass transit and also i want to tell you about some parking lot changes, too. vista point lot at the golden gate bridge is closed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this week and then the welcome center golden gate parking lot is closed period this week and this is due to, um, the holiday and it's closed until january 1 to personal cars. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. it seems like there is a new explosive viral video. every couple of days. so question, what was trending in 2016? let's take a look back at some of the most shared stories of the year reporter: 2016 was a year full of viral trends. ready, get set, "pokemon go." the digital scavenger hunt became a phenomenon overnight with players searching for invisible pokemon on the streets, front lines, even in the state department. and because you can't have nice things, it also led to the discovery of dead bodies, people being robbed and drivers
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playing, uhm, when they shouldn't. a kansas college freshman became a star after a thief broke into his vehicle and stole a kit-kat bar leaving behind a note that said, give me a break, i was hungry. it cost the eye of kit-kat maker hershey's who made it up to the student with 6,000 of the chocolaty snacks. sweet justice. as 2015 ends up being conan nolan elections and debates, the debates will surely be known for the bone. ken bone is what no one saw coming. he came out on top with a huge social media following and eventually his own izod commission. after a 3-year-old child fell into a gorilla closure at cincinnati zoo authorities killed it named harambe a name that became synonymous with animal rights. the shooting sparked international coverage of the incidents. social media debates on the actions taken, protests, memes
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and hashtag cries for justice for harambe a twitter handle still trending online. one woman's self inflicted case of the giggles led to international stardom after a viral video of a mother chucking at a chewbaka mask, she did the talk show circuit tattooing her claim it fame on her arm even meeting the real chewbaka. who's laughing now? 2016 also saw some viral trends that nobody wanted. case in point those creepy clowns citings of weirdoes in scary clown masks reportedly started in south carolina began popping up all around the country with no explanation. no threat but gave everyone the willies anyway. so we have a few days before the 2016 year ends but there's one trend we can enjoy the mannequin challenge. are we going to do one? >> don't you want to go viral, kenny? for all the right reasons. >> let's try it. it's old but we can try it.
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>> hey. 2016. >> see you then. time now 4:52. a cat travels hundreds of miles until he is discovered. where one man found the feline hiding across several states. that's coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,, ,, ,,
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new year. "wallet-hub" crunched all kinds one bay area city just beat out others across the country as a top spot to ring in the new year. wallet hub crunched the numbers and determined san francisco is the second best city in america to party on new year's eve. orlando rank number one. and atlanta came in third. two factors include the cost of alcohol, of course, affordable room rates and weather. here's a good deal. if you have some overdue library books return them for free in san francisco.
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the city's public libraries are offering amnesty for the next six weeks. anyone can return a book to the library without paying a fine even if they have been holding it for years. be sure to get them in between january 3 and february 15. all right. with the holiday season in full swing one kitten in virginia got under the hood of a car and started moving from his perch in a pickup truck. that man drove 600 miles across four states. >> meow! >> before it was revealed. >> he was just sitting down here around the air box area and we wrestled and got her into a box and brought her to the emergency vet. >> all righty then. he knew it was the same cat he saw near the truck before he
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left the gas station. >> meow! >> he got a new home with the man's family. some shelter cats and dogs in iowa had a good year. i keep hearing cats in the studio. each of the shelter animals got to pick a present. santa is taking some much- needed time off. >> a few elves are helping him have fun. take a look. santa suit and all he strapped on a pair of skis and hit lake washington. >> impressive no wet suit. >> maybe underneath. >> hm. >> all right. it's now 4:57. a lot of people are bundled up because it was a chillily night. will it warm up tonight? we have your full forecast after the break. >> reporter: a fight leads to a
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shooting in a town that usually doesn't see this kind of violence. we'll take you to the scene where you can still see the bullet marks! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it was a cold winter night, indeed! a lot of people bundled up.. all it is cold. yeah. but we're used to it. the time is cold. >> yeah. it was a cold winter night indeed. a lot of people bundled up all across the bay area. i even had to use my heater for the first time. good morning, it's tuesday, december 27. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm maria medina. michelle is enjoying her vacation. let's take a live look now at the bay bridge. this shot never gets old. so beautiful. >> that's why they show it every morning. >> they turned out the lights at the embarcadero already. >> yeah. we had those -- those buildings were all lit up yesterday. >> 10,000 l.e.d.s yeah. they don't waste anytime. >> you always have little nuggets of knowledge. >> it happens when you're old. [ laughter ] >> the more you know. the more

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