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a controversial film and the hacking scandal. but that won't stop the release of "the interview". i will tell you where you can catch the movie. the investigation is underway into another deadly police shooting. it happened just two miles from ferguson, missouri. i'm watching bay area roads and most importantly keeping a close eye on jolly st. nick's commute as santa begins his long journey across the globe.
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moat moat starts cash i'm pam cook in for tori campbell. >> meteorologist mark toe my joe in for steve this morning. how is it looking out there? >> the fog in the san jose airport reporting down to 686 feet. >> is it affecting air travel at san jose?
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>> it possibly could. it started to form over the past hour. the fog doing its thing. keep that in mind across the bay area this morning. another key headline. there is a lot going on, with cooler temperatures and shower chances. for christmas we're tracking rain moving in from the north. right now, the rainfall is up to the north of the bay area. as far as the temperatures, really warm yesterday. we were right around 70 degrees. everybody cooling off a good 7 to 10 degrees. no more 70s. warmest locations right around 60, 61. possibly 62 degrees. you can see on the satellite the clouds and rain showers out there as well. current visibility reports down to about .25 in santa rosa and fairfield but even down toward the fog in the south bay down towards san jose that translates to under 700 feet at the airport. mountain view visibility is not as extreme, about 1.5 miles. as far as the current numbers. mainly in the 40s to lower 50s. san francisco, 56. santa rosa in the upper 40s.
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the rainband pushing across the north bare. you will notice by late in the afternoon already focused in the south bay. we'll clear things out. when we clear things out on the increase in the afternoon hours and evening hours. here is a look at the forecast for this morning. areas of fog with partly cloudy skies. and then to the afternoon hours, clouds and showers and gusty winds with temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s. we'll take a closer look at your forecast highs in a little bit. we're tracking rain showers in the bay area. but also take a look at this. some snow out in san francisco. of course, the fake stuff. we're looking out toward lefty o'doul's. as you can see, kind of setting up a nice backdrop for your christmas eve out there. neat to look at the images in san francisco with the fest -- all of the festivities there this morning. as far as sal, sal, the real stuff, the fog, we're watching
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out for that. >> good morning. we're looking at the fog effect on airplanes coming into the bay area. we'll be seeing the san francisco airport. frights coming in here, experiencing delays. later on this morning of about an hour. that's according to the faa when the ground delay program starts at about 9:00. that's because it's taking a little bit longer for flights to come in, then those flights turn around going out a little bit late. about -- exactly 56 minutes is what they said. it's about an hour. let's move to the bay bridge toll plaza. not much of a commute getting into san francisco. there was a big traffic problem in oakland early this christmas eve morning. there was a tree that came down on 580 westbound right before the park boulevard exit. took up the two right lanes. it happened after 1:15 this morning. it lasted until about 5:00 when they cleared the tree. you can see they had to cut the tree up. all of the lanes are open on
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580 in both directions here in oakland. at 7:04. back to the desk. oh. i forgot. we're tracking san taupe -- santa. >> how could you forget, sal? >> i know. he's -- how many kilometers away from oakland, california? >> 132? 131? >> there you go. >> thank you, pam. >> moving fast. >> play by play. obviously, santa is not going to be here in north america for several hours. so you have a -- kids, you have a whole day to wait, basically, before you can go to bed and then santa will be here in north america. at 7:05. back to the desk. >> i'm getting excited, though. fun to watch. after the controversial move of pulling the movie "the interview" sony agreeing to release it but only a few
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theaters have agreed to show it. katie utehs is live in berkeley at one of the theaters with reaction to this decision. katie. >> reporter: good morning, pam. many are calling this a victory for free speech. only 200 neaters nationwide will show the movie. the theater behind us, the el amwood in berke -- elmwood in berkeley is one of the locations that will show the movie. you can see the poster behind me. the controversy has only increased interest. >> going to be in a room alone with kim and the cia would love it if you would take him out. take him out. >> for coffee? >> take hoim -- take him out. >> you want us to kill the leader of north korea? >> yes. >> hello, north korea! >> reporter: the hacking with sony, the scandal that followed, and the threats led them to postpone the release of the film. the production company has had
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a change of heart. a santa clara associate law professor says this is an example of how speech isn't free but it's important for the movie to be released. >> the decision to now release the movie in limited theaters, i think it tells us that speech has cost, that there are potential concerns but that's the cost of free speech. >> reporter: secretary rogen tweeted yesterday, the people have spoken. freedom has prevailed. sony didn't give up. some want to see it just because of the controversy. here is a movie review out of the chronicle today. the writer saying a little funny, a little stupid like the scandal. of course, the ultimate judge will likely be the box office with this limited release. we'll see how the movie does,
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pam, brian? >> it will certainly be interesting to see how many people head out and if there will be added security. the white house has released a statement after sony announced it was releasing the film. >> we also have compiled a list of bay area theaters showing the movie. you can find that by going to the web link section of our website, 7:08. here at ktvu, we have been searching across the bay area to see who is all decked out for the holidays. we ask you, our viewers to nominate and vote for your favorite places. >> today we're revealing the home that received the most votes. we want to review some of the top finalists in our contest. ♪ >> i love that. >> that was my favorite, have
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to say. this is tom's home in newark. the tis play obviously -- the display obviously set to "star wars" music. he works as a music teacher in oakland and is the music director for his church in fremont. >> another display nominated over and over again is the weaver winter wonderland. that's up in rohnert park. i still need to get up there and see this. scott weaver transformed his home into a castle, almost 300 hand crafted characters. he designs and creates them. he also creates some for the neighbors. >> and the rombeiros house received a lot of votes. they invite people to tour the entire home. they truly embrace the christmas spirit and spreads joys to thousands and thousands of people each year. >> that's one i've been going to for each year.
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it's pretty magical inside and up get to meet the family but the winner, ktvu channel 2 reporter, tara moriarty, has been live all morning long at a home in vallejo and you can see behind her certainly not only is it a beautiful display but they've certainly captured the hearts of our viewers as well with the story. >> reporter: oh, definitely. here they are. these are the winners, bob and linda taylor congratulations. we surprised them at 5:30. you guys were great sports. got a lot of team spirit here because as you can see this is absolutely fantastic. we're so happy it's still kind of dark outside so you can get a nice look at this. there is a touching story behind the reason why you put up this. it has to do with your daughter who actually died 15 years ago? >> yes. she was flying to little rock, arkansas, and they were trying to land in a storm and the plane missed the runway and the
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plane crashed and 11 people died that night and my daughter was one of them. christmas was her favorite time of the year. she loved to decorate for her son, for my grandson. so the first year she wasn't with us, we started decorating and we got just bigger and brighter every year. >> you started with the manger. >> the point we started. >> reporter: and every year, you added to it and added to it. it's so nice that you said you would like to create enough lights so she can see from heaven. >> absolutely. i know she's looking down saying, right on, dad. you are doing a great job. >> reporter: a lot of homes had more lights, but this one tugged at people's heartstrings because of the story behind it. can you talk about all of the things you've done here? i know the figurines and this merry-go-round was from the
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fire department. >> that's correct. we have part of vallejo history with the merry go around and the christmas wheel. we have people who come around and say they remember seeing this ferris wheel when they were small and now any are bringing their babies to see it. >> reporter: and these figurines are from the philippines? >> yes. >> reporter: you have to go all the way there -- the tweety bird is her favorite. there's a bugs bunny and a snow white. i snow your electric bill is very expensive. last december, it was $3,000? >> but because of the l.e.d. light, s, we were able to drop the bill by $800 but by adding the l.e.d. lights now we've added more. all of this overhead, our parking lot across the street. so our bill will probably stay the same but we got a lot more
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lights. >> reporter: and you are accepting donations. okay. so if anybody wants to donate, you guys are on glen cove road. >> yes. and another thing we do, we're the dropoff for toys for tots. we'll be accepting toys up to tonight. if you have a -- if you have a toy, come by. >> reporter: and they also give out candy canes. every child that comes through they get a candy cane. last year they ran out on christmas eve. if you have a chance to come out, it's a spectacular thing to bring your children to. live in vallejo, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> they truly embody the holiday spirit. people should know they did all of that in 24 days. for some reason they had a shortened time to decorate. >> reporter: yes. they were involved in another contest actually and so they had to come out here and literally, it was just around the clock. the two of these -- you guys
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are amazing. you did this all yourself and they would have your kids help. it was sort of a community effort to get it up and running. >> so great the firefighters helped them as well. >> family with a heart of gold. thank you. appreciate it. live music, singing and a lot of holiday cheer this morning. coming up at 7:30, the special reason behind this annual party at one of san francisco's most well-known restaurant. we're checking in on the local airports. what's considered to be a busy travel day. a lot of weather changes for today. tracking some dense fog this morning especially in the south bay. the latest observations and also when rain returns to the bay area forecast. it can be a factor in your christmas eve. to help make life better
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on 2." 7:16. a storm that brought deadly tornadoes in the deep south now pounding florida this morning. the tornadoes killed at least four people in mississippi yesterday, including two people at a mobile home. mississippi's governor has declared a state of emergency in two counties. thousands of people are without power this morning. twisters also touched down in louisiana and georgia and a half foot of rain fell in the tallahassee area overnight. you should prepare for potential delays today if you are flying out of sfo or picking someone up at the airport. storms in the rockies as well and along the east coast could cause problems throughout the day. cars were lining up outside of the entrance this morning as travelers were showing up for their flights. but because of the fog, we have here an faa website report delays could reach an hour at sfo today. at 9:00 this morning, the airport will switch to a ground control program. that means that because it cannot handle the air traffic
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all at once, the sfo will limb i the number of planes departing and in particular arriving at sfo in a given hour. it was a bumpy start to the christmas week at la guardia airport. a southwest airlines plane clipped wings with an american airlines jet. both planes, one passenger, heard a jarring bump. when she looked outside, she said she saw half the wing of the southwest plane was missing. no one on board either flight was injured but people on the southwest plane had to walk off the aircraft and be bussed back to the terminal. 7:18. i think it's a good time to go to sal. keeping an eye on the roads and the airports. any major problems? >> no major problems. but there are delays out there. we'll get to those in a moment. i'm -- as you mentioned, i'm looking at the roads here. we've had a couple of crashes but the dense fog is probably the headline when it comes to driving around because it is dense in some areas, we've had
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a couple of crashes just a while ago, about ten minutes ago, we had a new injury accident reported in san jose northbound 101 right at highway 87 which is right in front of the san jose airport. we'll talk about the airport in just a moment. i want to take a look at the toll plaza first, though. it's nice and light. so if you -- if you do have to go to work, take consolation in the fact that you won't be seeing a lot of slow traffic. it will take you half the time, maybe even better than that, getting into your job this morning. let's talk about the san jose airport. i think we may have it up here. this is the airport approach for one of our views there. look how dense the fog is there. now, san jose airport has not reported any significant delays. it is a busy travel day. george, our photographer, was told yesterday was even worse at the san jose airport. but look at that dense fog there. you can see the search light there. we are watching san jose,
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oakland. san francisco is the only airports that predicting delays at 9:00 starting in an hour and they may go up from there. let's go to mark tamayo in the weather center. good morning. the fog really doing its thing around the bay. the visibility is coming down. over the past hour or so, it's all of the recent rainfall. there's a lot of moisture on the ground. you get a stable weather pattern like this and you have the formation of fog. here's our camera -- where is this camera? san jose. we do have some -- look at this camera. you can't see much. the visibility is down to 686 feet in san jose. it gives you perspective in terms of feet. in addition to the fog, we have higher clouds and some rain showers approaching the north coast up towards eureka and cape mendocino. here is a look at some of the current visibility reports around parts of the bay area with visibilities down to a quarter mile in fairfield and santa rosa. but in san jose, look at this. .06 miles.
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basically near zero visibility at the san jose airport. that's actually taken at the airport. this has been coming down quite a bit over the past half-hour, 45 minutes as you head up to the north, not nearly as bad but still a mile and a half out toward mountain view. watch out for the fog, especially in the santa clara valley. the fog kind of gets corralled there. that's what's happening this morning. san jose right now, 48 degrees. novato checking in 50. santa rosa in the upper 40s. 47 degrees. this area of high pressure we felt it the past couple of days with temperatures near 70 degrees. this begins to back off as this front moves in and some rain showers moving into the bay area this afternoon. gusty winds picking up around 25 to 35 miles an hour once the front moves on through. 1:00 this afternoon. here is the expected rainfall coverage. you notice how quick this moves across the bay area. it's linked to the strong wind speeds that will push into the region late otherren tonight and into thursday -- later on tonight and into thursday.
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christmas day will be dry but breezy. if you are heading out toward the sierra, winter weather advisory in place for today. snowfall forecast, 5, 10 inches. snow level is coming down 4500 feet. i think chain controls will be likely. forecast highs in the upper 50s to the 60s for afternoon highs. san jose, 61. fremont, 61. livermore 59 degrees. christmas day forecast, there's santa waving to everybody here. fair skies. a bit of a breeze. it will be cool with the readings mainly in the 50s. a look ahead to your five-day forecast. we do have the one rain cloud for today. keep that in mind for the afternoon hours. a heads up that winds will be increasing. brian, no significant storms to talk about beyond today. just rain showers paying us a visit. watch out for that fog out there. >> yeah. >> very thick in san jose. >> you said chain controls.
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>> for tahoe. once you get up there, it will be beautiful. >> thank you, mark. appreciate it. the u.s. postal service set a new record. it delivered 22 million packages on monday. that's 10% more than it delivered during the 2013 holiday season. shipping industry experts say the likely reason, more people are shopping online and the postal service delivers to every address in the country. wormer president george h.w. bush is in the hospital this morning -- former george h.w. bush is in the hospital. coming up, why he was taken to the hospital in -- in an ambulance and what doctors are saying. got done and i was like -- i couldn't breathe. >> and a holiday party scare. after the break, the way a simple drunking contest almost turned into a drowning.
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♪christmas time is cheer >> the snoopy classic song, also egg nog. another classic on this christmas eve. what you might not know is it's an unofficial lesser-known holiday. it's apparently national egg nothing day. a day to celebrate egg nog. some people are taking it a little too far. egg nog sent one utah man to the hospital. ryan was on his way out of his work party monday when his coworker challenged him to an egg nog chugging contest. he quickly downed a quart of nonalcoholic egg nog but the celebrating turned to panic. >> i was pretty much shaking unchromably. i couldn't -- uncontrollably. i couldn't control my body. was extremely nauseous and my breathing became a pant.
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>> ryan was rushed to the hospital. doctors say he was essentially drowning after 24 hours in intensive care, he went home and he was feeling fine. 7:26. one nativity scene is drawing big holiday crowds in san francisco's north beach neighborhood. ♪ >> it's a re-enactment of the christmas story with real people and animals. people are paying a visit to the church on vallejo street. many say this scene remind us of the true meaning of christmas. >> it's a good reminder, especially for the young ones, about what christmas is about. >> it was such a surprise. we're on our way to dinner and it's so great to see this. i'm so glad we caught it. >> former san francisco supervisor angela alialo helped put the scene together. she plans to transform this area to a multi-million dollar
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outdoor shopping center. there has been another deadly police shooting just a few miles from ferguson, missouri. we have new information about what led up to it and the chaos that's following it. >> reporter: we're hoping you are in a generous mood. they are holding the last chance toy drive here at lefty o'doul's near union square in san francisco collecting toys for kids in need in our community. they want to fill these barrels. we'll tell you how you can help -- coming up. good morning. we are looking at a commute here. i'm just figuring out there is a new crash in san jose that has been pulled to the shoulder. we'll tell but that and we'll tell you about some of the flight delays expected today. some big changes in your christmas eve forecast. a lot of fog to talk about. some rain showers moving in from the north. we'll have the update coming up after the break. female announcer: get beautyrest, posturepedic,
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was foggy. very magical. they are creating magic at lefty o'doul's. they are not only making snow but they are collecting toys. their goal is to collect 10,000 toys. last-minute christmas eve drive. a lot of people out there. alex savidge is out there as well this morning along with his photographer and the police chief, some other folks are joining. >> willie brown was out there. >> who? our director said someone else is out there. landmark restaurant, of course. they are helping out kids. we'll check in with alex in a moment. it's christmas eve, i'm pam cook. >> i'm brian flores. dave clark is off today, enjoying a golf game, meeting with santa in oakland. >> you do need to check out dave's facebook page. mark is in for steve.
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it's shaping up to be rain. >> yeah, and i guess you showed snow in san francisco. >> you didn't tell us about that. >> have you ever experienced snow in san francisco? >> actually, there was a little bit of snow -- i don't remember when it was. >> it's always a neat experience. >> as far the real weather, dense fog to worry about. here is live camera. the foghorns out there. we have the dense fog not only around san francisco but also in the south bay as well. so the satellite is showing you this and high clouds moving into northern california and some rain getting its act together up to eureka, the north coast. down to a quarter mile, a quarter mile out toward fairfield and santa rosa, napa about a half-mile. you will notice down toward san jose, this is .06 miles. this is just over 300 feet. you get an idea just how dense the fog is in the santa clara
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follow right now. mountain view, not as bad as you go up to the north. about a mile and a half. but that real thick pocket of fog forming. san jose right now 48 degrees. san francisco, 56. santa rosa in the upper 40s. we had the fog this morning. this afternoon, the rain showers moving in from the north at 12:00 and at 1:00. by 3:00, this is targeting the south bay. a very quick mover. once this moves through, the wind speeds really kick up. winds around 25 to 35 miles an hour. watch out in the short term. areas of fog especially in the santa clara valley. this afternoon, clouds and showers, gusty winds. temperatures in the upper 50s to the lower 60s for afternoon highs. these numbers coming down 7 to 10 degrees from yesterday's very warm readings. we'll take a closer look at your christmas day forecast coming up. sal is standing by. he has an update on the foggy roadways out there. >> good morning. we're also watching the bay area airports and we have figured out that there are going to be delays at san
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francisco. but we are also watching the other airports. san jose international airport and also oakland. this is san jose. this is at the hawaiian airlines counter. ♪ >> love the music here, guys. she's very happy. wearing that sparkling earring. she works for hawaiian airlines. this woman has no idea she's on television. that's good tv right there, ladies and gentlemen. good tv. let's move along and take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, although we could stay here longer. i'm thinking we'll go to the toll plaza. it's a ghost town out here at the bay bridge toll plaza. westbound traffic, there's no one here. i mean, we have tumble weeds coming through. the traffic is moving along pretty well. we did have an earlier accident northbound -- ♪ >> if you can name that song and tweet it to me -- >> what is that? >> it's a song from the 1980s
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when i was a disk jockey. on the radio, in san francisco. >> i do not recognize it. i'm pretty good at that. >> i have no idea. >> it's a special. >> ghost town. >> ghost town. >> i do have a crash that's cleared. i want to put up the maps. there was a crash. not causing any delays. you may see activity on the left side. let's go back to pam and brian. >> apparently we got the jukebox out this morning. some people in san francisco, lending a helping hand to santa. alex savidge live at lefty o'doul's with a christmas eve campaign to fulfill holiday wishes of thousands of kids in the bay area. alex? >> reporter: brian, good morning. we're curbside on geary. just off union square in san francisco. outside of lefty o'doul's, this is where the good folks here are collecting toys for kids in need in our community and you can tell they need your donation today.
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they want to fill up these barrels and collect 10,000 toys for children in need. you can see who is out here. fire chief joanne hayes-white. greg suhr is here. santa, you got a whole bun. of helpers as well -- whole bunch of helpers as well. chef suhr, what is your trial? >> it's not christmas yet. the barrels are empty. get them filled up for the children who still don't have toys. >> reporter: these are for children who might not otherwise have a present to open. that's a hard thing -- >> absolutely. we're here to make the holiday brighter. i'm the fire chief but i'm a mom first. a toy, a book, a basketball makes a huge difference. that's what we're trying to do. couple on out. it's a great way to start the holiday. it puts you in the spirit. thanks to lefty o'doul's for
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doing this. it's all about the kid. >> reporter: we're off union square on geary. >> what's the cross street, alex? >> reporter: powell. powell. i knew you would put me on the spot. off union square. today is the day you will be doing your last-minute shopping, you will be out buying gifts. why not grab an extra gift for a kid who really deserves it? come on out. they will be here until 11:00 tonight collecting toys. you will be here -- >> all night. we'll be hear from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 at night. we need toys! >> we need toys. >> reporter: 10,000 toys is the goal. what happens, once they begin to collect more and more toys, all of the volunteers will go out and start delivering the toys to those in need. they try to make a difference on christmas eve to make sure the kids have the presents. >> all right. i like how the chief puts up
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the spot knowing what corner you are on. >> reporter: truth be told. i have to verify what street -- i get a little turned around. i'm just saying. i asked before we went on, and -- the chief was making fun of me. they both were. well-deserved. very one -- very much deserved. >> are you gonna sing for us? >> reporter: the caroling is on hold right now. >> oh. >> reporter: how convenient, right? >> did you pay them or what? [laughter] >> boo! >> they are booing. >> reporter: as soon as they begin to sing again, i will join in. >> i will take your word for that. >> reporter: come on down and bring a toy. >> that's the main message. glide memorial church -- pam will read this story. >> in san francisco, they are preparing a special capacity
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eve meal as they do every year. they serve a prime rib luncheon. the house of bright rib donates 2200 pounds of prime rib for the annual event. they expect to serve 3,000 prime rib meals today. it also expects to feed that many people again tomorrow with a turkey dinner for christmas. and the holiday spirit also alive and well this morning in contra costa county. a mother in richmond called police to report that someone stole her son's bicycle. an hour later, the officer who took the call and his partner show up at the boy's home and presented him with a new bike. mom said she was shocked. her son is elated. multiple police officers were injured after a protest that happened after another deadly officer-involved shooting in missouri. it happened just about two miles from ferguson. in a news conference about an hour ago, the st. louis county chief of police said the officer was responding to reports of a -- of a theft near
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a gas station. when the officer arrived, he saw two men standing near the building. one of the men raised a gun and pointed it at the officer. that's when the officer fired multiple times, killing that man. according to reports, the mother was at the scene and has identified that man as 18-year- old antonio martin. shortly after the shooting, hundreds showed up and clashed with police. >> i understand -- i under the sentiment, emotion and i understand the young people are looking for something. but i think we need to understand the context of what happens down there with these kind of situations. >> police are looking for the second person standing by the building before the shooting happened. he's being called a person of interest. the police chief said things became violent when the crowd arrived at the gas station. he said bricks were thrown at officers and three explosive devices were set off. one officer was injured trying to get away from that
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explosion. four people were arrested for assaulting officers. the police chief said officers did not deploy tear gas or use flash bang grenades. despite the deaths of two new york city police officers, and a request from the mayor, protests continued. protesters chanted at law enforcement. the mayor has stopped asking people to stop protesting until the funerals of officers wenjian liu and rafael ramos are held. the two officers were shot and killed saturday afternoon. >> one of the main thing we're focusing on is the response that our community will get now because of this situation. >> the man who shot and killed the two officers had posted threats against police on social media following the deaths of michael brown and eric garner. his family said he was mentally unstable and it was not a case
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of police retaliation. the president of the san jose, san francisco and oakland police unions say anti-police feels have reached a dangerous level. in an open letter, they called for constructive dialogue to address concerns over the relationship between minorities and police officers in particular. they say protests over the last few weeks have evolved from an expression of views into violence. bon jove i have showed his support -- bon jove i have showedover i have showed -- rocker bon jovi showed his support by wearing a shirt with the new york city police on it. crews evirkted hundreds of people living in a homeless camp near story road. since then, police have have been clearing out similar camps that have been popping up. it's become a constant battle
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with the homeless people in san jose looking for a place to sleep. former president george h.w. bush is hospitalized in texas. he was suffering from shortness of breath and was taken to a houston hospital yesterday. doctors say it was only a precaution. the former president is now 90 years old. he spent two months at the same hospital last year where he was treated for bronchitis. president obama has informed -- was informed of mr. bush's condition and sent good wishes to mr. bush and his family. well, the fda is recommending an end to the nation's life-time blood on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. the fda said it favgers replacing the ban with a new policy barring donations from men who have had sex with other men in the previous 12 months. activists question whether this constitutes a significant policy shift. >> just to be very, very clear, a significant majority of gay and bisexual men will still be
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can completely prohibited from donating blood. people are people and people have sex and to expect people not to have sex for a year so that they can donate blood is ridiculous. >> the lifetime ban dates from the early years of the a.i.d.s. crisis and was intended to protect the blood supply from what was then a little understood disease. now many groups say the policy is no longer supported by science. sony has done an about-face on a controversial christmas day release. coming up, the bay area theaters that will be showing "the interview" tomorrow. also,, something from the stick. how it became a gift. traffic is doing fairly well as you drive through the bay area. however, can't say the same about one particular airport that is already facing delays today because of the dense fog. we'll tell you more about that. what were you listening to?
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>> vince giraldi christmas music if you must know. >> good to know. also, some dense fog to talk about and rain showers working their way back into the bay area forecast for your christmas eve. that's all coming up after the break.
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welcome back to "mornings on 2." after a dominating win over the kings, the warriors could not keep up with the l.a. lakers. tough game. kowt kobe bryant, the -- without kobe bryant, the lakers still won. it was the warriors' first loss to a team with a record under .500. they look to bounce back when they play the clippers in prime
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time. a 49er fan got an early christmas gift from her favorite time. her mother's seat from the old candlestick park finally arrived. the family bought it when the sets went up for sale. the 9ers accidentally delivered the wrong seat. the seat said, mom, this will always be your seat. sal's staying very busy listening to christmas music. >> yeah, i did find -- there's not a lot going on. but there's something that kind of concerns me in the north bay and in the store area on highway 116 an greaton road. i have it on the map. there is a crash with a bicyclist and a car. it sounds like minor injuries but they are sending medics out
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there just in case. give yourself a little extra time. the good thing, traffic has been very light all over the bay. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza westbound as you come up to the toll plaza. there are no mikor problems coming -- major problems coming through. this is more like a sunday morning commute. 880, some of the dense fog we've had has lifted and the traffic is much better today but the visibility has become a lot better. >> there are no major delays at oakland or san jose airport but delays are expected a little later today at san francisco airport of at least an hour for inbound and outbound flights. let's go to mark tamayo. >> good morning. yeah, the fog really doing its thing, especially in the south bay. been watching it move around. our live camera in baypoint showing you some of the low overcast. it's elevated a bit. it's not impacting your visibility as much in this
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immediate area. we had the fog this morning. more clouds and some rain showers right now as you can see in the upper portion of your tv screen up towards eureka. we have rain up there that will gradually approach the bay area. in the short term, this is our concern. look at fairfield, visibility down to zero. extremery low visibility out toward the -- extremely low visibility out toward the delta. these numbers have been moving around quite a bit over the last half-hour, 45 minutes. san jose .06 miles. that translates to 317 feet. it gives you an idea how low visibilities are in the santa clara valley. keep that in mind. the dense fog will impact your visibility between now and 10:00 this morning. current numbers, santa rosa, 47 degrees. walnut creek, 43. here is a look outside looking out toward the baypoint camera. right now, showing you the fog out there. forecast headlines as you can see, some showers developing this afternoon and some gusty winds. we are expecting dry conditions. but it will be brisk for your
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christmas day. the wind not too much of a factor right now, but into the afternoon and into tonight, the winds really increase. moving in out of the northwest. winds gusting around 23 to 30 miles out there. talking -- 30 miles per hour out there. this area of high pressure warmed up the bay area monday and tuesday. that moves out of town as this cold front moves in. clouds and showers. rain showers this afternoon picking up. gusty winds. here is our updated forecast model. put it into motion. showing you this at 1:00. the expected rainfall coverage out there could have moderate rainfall and quickly moving out to the south. by 3:00, already exiting aleast approaching the south bay and drifting to the south and to the east. this will set the stage for a dry weather pattern for later on tonight and into tomorrow. the winds really picking up as we showed you around 25, 35 miles an hour. out in the sierra, winter weather advisory in place for today, snowfall around 5 to 10 inches. i think chain controls will be posted for 80 and u.s. highway
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50. forecast highs this afternoon, mainly in the upper 50s to the lower 60s. today will be cooler than yesterday. and here is a look ahead. first we'll show you the christmas forecast as santa waves to all of us. fair skies and a bit of a breeze. temperatures in the 50s. we have the fog this morning, the rain this afternoon, the gusty winds beep hind -- behind that. fairly quiet with no significant storms in sight but at least the fog really doing its thing. at least santa is not coming in until later on tonight. >> are you done with your christmas shopping? >> i went to union square two days ago. it was crazy. busy. >> it's a fun adventure. >> still looks pretty busy out there. are you still waiting for a package to be delivered? i actually am.
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welcome back. law enforcement across the bay area warning drivers obey the rules of the road as we head into the extended christmas holiday weekend, livermore police held a dui checkpoint. officers told us arresting drivers not their main objective but spreading the word people need to be extra careful. the chp maximum enforcement began at 6:00 last night runs through midnight sunday into monday. police sirens usually not a sound you want to hear but for people living in one small community, yesterday was a great day to be pulled over by police. >> we're stopping people to wish them a merry christmas and
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a happy holiday. >> you have me a gift? >> you think i have you a gift? >> this was in doylestown, ohio. officers randomly picked vehicles to stop and give them $100. police officers caught the reactions which varied from speechless and tears to plain stunned. >> some hugs were given out today. today, we're just -- we're just enjoying are every as expect -- -- every aspect of it. >> that's awesome. coming up next in our 8:00 hour we've been searching the bay area for viewers' favorite holiday displays. coming up after the break, tara
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moriarty will show you who has bragging rights as the bay area's best display. the controversial movie "the interview" will be revealed in some bay area theaters tomorrow but we have late word of a possible deal between youtube and how you might be able to see this movie at home. well, we do have a couple of incidents out there, but traffic has been light. unfortunately, we to have air delays to tell you about as we check all of the airports. and if you can see in the camera, the fog making a comeback. coming up when the fog lifts and rain showers move into the bay area forecast. we'll have the christmas update after the break. (vo) nourished.
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during the subaru "share the love" event, subaru owners feel it, too. because when you take home a new subaru, we donate 250 dollars to helping those in need. we'll have given 50 million dollars over seven years. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. welcome back to "mornings on 2." we're live outside of a theater in berkeley. sony pictures has made an about- face on its decision to not show "the interview." the elmwood theater is one theater of a half-dozen across the blir will -- of the bay area will be showing the movie. katie utehs is outside of the theater. she will join us in a couple of
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minutes about the change to show the movie. thank you for joining us. it's wednesday, december 24th. i'm pam cook in for tori campbell. >> i'm brian flores in for dave clark. let's get your day started with weather and traffic. mark in for steve. a little bit of rain coming up? >> yes, some rain for your christmas eve. i think you will be amazed how quickly is moves through. that's a reflection of the strong wind speeds. get ready for that. in the short term, we have dense fog, especially in the san jose, down toward san jose. you can see on live stormtracker2, a big batch of high clouds moving into the bay area and rainfall up to the north. current visibility reports take a look at fairfield. zero visibility. these were the automated reports out there. santa rosa a half-mile oakland three quarters of a mile. san jose in fact has improved a little bit up to about a quarter of a mile. that's an improvement up to the past few minutes. mountain view as you head up to the north, not as bad. as far as current numbers with the dense fog in place,
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temperatures on the cool side. upper 40s in livermore. santa rosa, 48. san francisco 56. our forecast model showing you this, we're talking about the rain into the afternoon hours and how quickly this will move through. here we at 1:00. look what happens at 3:00. pushing down to the south bay and into the evening hours. we'll dry things up across the bay area. this will set the stage for a dry christmas day. but when the system moves on through, the winds really on the increase. we could have wind approaching 30, 35 miles an hour by this afternoon and into the evening hours. clouds and showers for this afternoon. there's the eventual temperature range. upper 50s, lower 60s. today will be cooler than yesterday. coming down a good 7, 10 degrees from the very warm readings yesterday. a lot to talk about today. the fog, the rain showers and the gusty winds developing later on this afternoon. we'll take a closer look at your christmas day forecast in a few minutes. sal is standing by updating the roadways and also the air travel. is that right, mark?
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>> yes. >> your suit/tie combo looks very presidential. dark suit, white shirt, solid tie. you could be president of the united states. >> i normally don't wear a tie this bright but a friend suggested -- [ applause ] >> you are getting a round of applause. >> i approve. mark and i have been talking seriously about the air delays and san jose airport has minor delays. san francisco is expecting one hoff hour delays -- one-hour delays starting at 9:00 this morning. we talked about an bicycle accident on highway 116 at grayton. fortunately, it turns out this is not serious injuries. the bicyclist was suffering some very minor injuries. got a good scare. that's about all, which is good news that it wasn't more serious. the traffic is not impacted there. not only there but on 101 in the north bay. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza. this is what you are dealing with. if you are doing your shopping
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men, it's pretty much all men, be careful getting into and out of san francisco. 237 westbound is light. the silicon valley tech campuses are off. it wouldn't surprise me if we're doing that next week as well. let's go to santa tracker. santa is 13,268-kilometers away which is a little more than 8,000 miles. his current stop is bangkok and he will be arriving there in three minutes. santa will not alive in north america until later tonight. but kids, you have to be in bed before he comes to your house. >> this is the day. >> this is the day. >> today is the day. >> today is the only day when our kids will be -- can we go to bed yet? can we go to bed yet? back to you in the studio. >> thank you. after a controversial decision to pull the movie "the interview," sony is allowing
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some theaters to show it. the fbi plans to assign agents to call or visit them and inform them of possible threats. katie utehs is live at one of the theaters planning to show the movie and i understand you have information about how people can see it. >> reporter: we're seeing reports online from cnn saying there may be a deal in the works between sony and youtube for a possible in-home rental. perhaps those threats are null and void. you can watch it from the comfort of your home. there are some spots in the bay area where you can catch t the elmwood in berkeley is one of the theaters that will be showing "the interview." the controversy only spurring more interest for people. >> want us to kill the leader of north korea? >> yes. >> what? >> in the movies seth rogen and james nranco play journalists asked to assassinate the leader
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of north korea, hence the controversy and then a hacking scandal and threats against theaters led sony pictures to delay the christmas day opening. but following pressure from the president and hollywood, the production company is releasing the movie to some independent theaters. some say they are not going to watch it. others say controversy has only piqued their interest. is that a movie you typically would have seen? >> maybe not. but i'm gonna see is probably more now because of the publicity. >> not many theaters are doing this around the country the we're glad to be part of a movement that supports the right to free speech and supports sony. >> reporter: a local law professor says this is a good example that freedom of speech isn't free but he says it's important that the movie is released despite the threats. now, we asked on twitter if anyone was going to see the movie. by far, my favorite response was from a woman who said we
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bought our tickets online and she says terrorism only prevails if we let it hashtag freedomofspeech. definitely a controversial issue. france that will drum up more viewership. but at this point, only being released in a limited amount of theaters in the bay area. we'll keep on top of the development. you may be able to catch it on youtube. >> it may be a controversial but it has generated a lot of buzz. the white house released a statement quoting here -- >> we have compiled a list of bay area theaters showing "the interview." you can find the list by going to the web links section of well, here at ktvu, we've been searching across the bay area to see who is all decked ut for the holidays -- decked out for the holidays. we asked you viewers to vote.
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tara moriarty is live from vallejo with the winners who not only have an amazing house but a very sweet, heartwarming story. >> reporter: this stop makes you stop in your tracks. folks have been driving by all morning, sticking their necks out. gawking at this. it's so amazing to see all of the lights and decorations. the couple who won our competition won by thousands of votes. they have like 4500 people who clicked like on our facebook page. the only competitors had a thousand each. so we surprised bob and linda by announcing their win live on television. the couple trends three spoents decorating their home on old glen cove road. what makes their light display so touching, it was done why incredible heart. 15 years ago their daughter debbie died in a plane crash. her favorite time of year was christmas. so they started that year and
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it has grown. >> this is what makes it all worthwhile. we try to decorate and make everybody happy. we took our sorrow and we turned it into happiness for literally thousands of people and -- to search for them to turn around and acknowledge us, that's wonderful. >> you see all of the kids are smiling. the old couple, the seniors. if they see you, they hug you. sometimes they are crying. >> reporter: the taylors' electric bill is about $3,000 for the month of december. so if you like what you see, they do except donations, they will be dealing out 18,000 -- doling out 18,000 candy canes tonight kid. most of the lights were on sale so they saved a little bit of money. but january 2nd they start to break everything down. it takes about two weeks. a lot shorter time than it did to put it up. if you would like to see the
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lights, get out here. you can see them flowing from quite a distance. live from vallejo, i'm tara moriarty, back to you guys. >> just a heart of gold that family. >> yeah. >> it shows up nicely even with the daylight. >> thank you. well, don't move a muscle. we're live at lefty o'doul's in san francisco. you should move a muscle and get there in 21 minutes, the last-ditch effort to collect toys. after the break, where travelers will be most affected due to a very big storm. and the dense fog is making it for tough driving in some areas. on the east shore, it's not bad at all. but parts of contra costa you may be driving in poor visibility. we'll run that down for you. and in weather, the fog is floating right around the bay this morning. into the afternoon hours, rain showers paying us a visit. we'll break down the time ng and a closer look at your christmas day forecast.
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welcome back to "mornings on 2." it's now 8:13. we've been tracking flights in and out of the bay area all morning long. san jose mineta now reporting some minor delays. the faa says sfo is also experiencing delays up to an hour. big reason is the fog. cars were lining up outside of the entrance this morning as travelers were showing up for the flights at 9:00 this morning, the airport will witch to a ground control program. that means that because it cannot handle the air traffic
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all at once, sfo will limit the number of planes departing and arriving at sfo in a given hour. we'll keep an eye on the airports. it was a bumpy start to the christmas travel week at la guardia airport. a southwest airlines plane clipped wings with another plane, an american airlines jet. both boeing 737s. one passenger heard a jarring bump. when she looked outside, she said she saw half of the wing of the southwest plane was missing. fortunately, nobody was injured. people on the southwest plane had to walk off the airplane and be bussed back to the terminal. the u.s. post service set a record delivering 22.8 million packages on monday. that's 10% more than it delivered during 2013 during the holiday season. they say the likely reason, more people are shopping online and the postal service delivers to every as dress in the -- address in the country. there is a mexican
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tradition. a fantastic tradition. >> love it. >> it's a celebration where family and friends come together and make da -- tamales. >> one of our photojournalist got a peek into what he it's like and why it's so much more than just making a meal. ♪ >> translator: the tradition comes from my grandparents getting together. and i would hear we're gonna make tamales and i would get excited because i knew i was gonna help my grandmother. ♪ >> translator: i've been making tamales for about 50 years now.
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♪ >> translator: okay. you can come help. it looks easy but there is a lot of things that into it. the night before, you have to prepare it. you have to mix the ingredients. >> crunch time. busiest time of the year. >> i can try to make them at home. it's a process. it's a lot of fun. it's a process to make. >> this is our significant part of the holiday business. being the tamales are the one food that every family looks forward to. >> i started to to it when i was 17. >> it gets crazy. we hire seasonal workers as well. for the deli this is a time where everyone is tested. >> about two hours for them to cook. >> we're in the ballpark of 1.3
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million tamales. you smell the peppers and you see two or three tamale steamers, steaming with hot air coming out of them. it's one of those where you smell it and it brings back memories. ♪ >> translator: i think my favorite memory is going over to my aunt's house and getting my hands dirtdy and making the -- dirty and making the tall -- tamales and even burning myself. this is a tradition i would like my daughters to learn, the younger generation, something they can pass onto their family and their children when they grow up as well. >> a little bit more practice to show my kids this is how i learned. ♪
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>> i'm hungry. [laughter] >> definitely. >> jacob did a great job on that. sal, i know your family is from el salvador. you also have similar memories. >> i've learned how to cook but i haven't learned how to make tamales because my grandmother, fortunately, and a lot of family members take care of that for me. >> but your dad does car carnitas. >> yes. let's go to the eastshore freeway. traffic is doing very nicely as you come up on 80 westbound and, you know, it's very nice. i think that people are going to be enjoying their christmas spirit. ♪ >> you hear that muse music? >> that's charlie brown. >> >> that music done by a san francisco jazz artist, this guy, for the peanuts. he was -- everyone knows peanuts. but he was a san francisco
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musician who did all of that cool music. unfortunately, he's no longer with us. but his music is every single christmas. love it. ♪ >> let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza. it's doing very welcoming into san francisco. there are no major problems as you drive into the city. now, one of the things i do want to mention is visibility is low in some areas. not here on 880 but you might see poor visibility in parts of contra costa county. they've put out an advisory for highway 4. traffic is light but if you are driving in dense fog, don't use your high beams. as we transition to mark tamayo, remember this music, mark? ♪ >> how could you for get it, sal? >> your traffic reports are choreographed now. >> yes. get some moves in there as well, i guess. [laughter] for the forecast today, sal was talking about the overcast and the dense fog making a comeback. keep that in mind. a lot of overcast. the rain showers pushing back
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into the bay area from the north. on live stormtracker2 right now, we have the rain approaching the north part of the state up towards eureka and cape mendocino. for us we have low clouds and fog. look at the visibilities beginning to improve a little bit except out towards fairfield, near zero visibility. san jose, we had visibilities, in fact, dramatically improving over the past half-hour, 45 minutes. san jose was down about 300 feet during the 7:00 hour. quickly ramping up in terms of the visibility. current numbers for your christmas eve morning are in the 40s and 50s. santa rosa, 48 degrees. hayward, 53 and livermore in the upper 40s at 48. here is our live camera looking toward the richmond/san rafael bridge. a lot of overcast. we'll be tracking some showers this afternoon. gusty winds and a dry christmas. but look what happens for later on today and into the evening hours. winds on the increase. we'll have gusty conditions out there. could be approaching maybe 40 miles an hour in terms of winds
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gusting to 40 miles an hour right near the immediate coastline. that's later on today. high pressure, this was responsible for the barmt we -- warmth we had yesterday. it's moving out of town. clouds and rain showers. wind picking up as well. thr is a very quick mover. you can see about 2:00 already approaching the central portion of the bay. by late in the afternoon, move out to the south and east. when this moves out, you will notice the wind speed kicking up today. i think we'll have chain controls on 80 and 50 especially by late in the afternoon and into the evening hours. forecast highs in the 50s. upper 50 to near 60. these numbers coming down a good 10 degrees from yesterday's readings. san jose 61 and a look ahead to your five-day forecast with some showers this afternoon. gusty wind later wednesday and into thursday with your weekend coming up, it looks like a
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sun/cloud mix. here is a graphic depiction of what happened earlier today. we have a forecast model showing ut gift distribution across the country approaching california and the bay area later on. it's kind of neat. ♪ >> there's the holiday music. >> here comes santa claus. >> that will be happening later on today. thankfully the fog will be out of here. >> we're keeping a track on santa this morning. he's currently over vietnam. >> vietnam. >> vietnam. >> very nice. >> very busy. keep the lights on the house with the fog and all. a bay area police officer turned viral sen says and continues to his his fame for a good cause -- sensation and continues to use his name for a good cause. >> you remember him. >> 21 minutes, the hot cop of castro will join us live in the studio to talk about a new project involving police officers killed in the line of
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duty. but first -- >> and got done and i was like -- i couldn't breathe. >> such a crazy story. a holiday party scare. after the break, the way a simple drinking contest turned into a drowning. female announcer: get beautyrest, posturepedic,
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it's national egg nothing -- egg nothing day. it's not clear who created this holiday or when it began, it pairs nicely with christmas. cheers. now to a cautionary tale about what not to do at holiday parties. ryan was on his way out of his work party when a coworker challenged him to an egg nog chugging contest. ryan accepted and the celebrating turned into panic. >> i was sharking uncontrollably. i was shaking so bad. i was extremely nauseous and my breathing became a pant. >> a coworker rushed ryan to a nearby hospital where doctors say he was dry drowning. after some oxygen, medication and 24 hours in inencetive care, he went home feeling fine. the grand price was a ruth
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chris's gift card. well, a lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood could be coming to an end but why some activists say it's still a slap in the face. >> reporter: we need your help on this christmas eve. we're here at lefty o'douls. they are holding their last- chance toy drive. >> the kids are gonna be singing some more carols here soon and they want you to come down and donate an unwrapped toy today for a child in need. we'll explain how you can help -- coming up. and the traffic on the golden gate bridge looks good here as you head down to the toll plaza. marin county flask general has been good. we'll round up your drives around the bay straight ahead. and in weather we're starting off the christmas eve day with with a lot of clouds -- with a lot of cloud and fog. we'll break down the timing coming up after the break.
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good morning, everybody. welcome back to "mornings on 2." we're live in san francisco's lefty o'doul's this morning. we are santa is getting last- minute help on this christmas eve. alex savidge has been out there all morning long. he promised he would sing and will. coming up, he will explain how this landmark restaurant is helping fulfill some kids' christmas wishes. i'm brian flores. let's steat your day started with weather and traffic. mark is in for steve. what's the weather gonna be like. a lot of changes. yesterday we had temperatures near 70. a lot of sunshine. already just waking up this morning for your christmas already. today will be a different day with the cloud and some rainfall approaching. this rainband, we have heavy rainfall up toward crescent
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city. that rainband will be the source of some more rainfall here in the bay area. current visibility reports beginning to improve in a few spots. you can see santa rosa a half- mile and fairfield still near zero visibility with a dense fog advisory. our foghorn gets an active workout. visibility is not as bad. right around 5 miles. the last hour in san jose, they had visibility around 300 feet. improving conditions in parts of the south bay. current numbers out there right now. santa rosa, 48 degrees. san francisco, 56. livermore in the upper 40s and 48 degrees. here is our forecast model talking about the rain quickly moving in early this morning. first up in the north bay, then spreading to the south at 2:00. by 4:00, probably partly cloudy skies. what will nov behind the rain will be strong winds. it will be windy out there later on this afternoon and into the evening hours with wind approaching 25 to 35 miles an hour right on through early thursday morning for christmas day. clouds and showers this
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afternoon. gusty winds, temperatures in the upper 50s to the lower 60s. these numbers coming down a good 5 to 10 degrees from yesterday's readings. we'll take a closer look at your christmas day forecast. sal is standing by in the traffic center. you updated -- you complimented by tie. a nice lady on facebook likes your tie. >> very nice. [ applause ] >> this is one of my holiday ties. thank you. nice of her. nice comments coming in. we're trying to keep everyone updated. you heard mark talk about the dense fog. that will have an effect at san francisco airport. faa is predicting one-hour delays, maybe more than that for flights in and out of sfo. no major delays at san jose or oakland but there are minor ones. let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. if you are going into san francisco, perhaps you are going into union square to do a little shopping, the traffic is very light for you getting across from oakland into san francisco. we've also been looking at
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oakland in general in front of the coliseum. traffic is moving well in both directions. we had word of a boat fire at pier 39. they did block the tracks for the f-market line in the area. but now the fire engines have moved off the tracks and service should resume to normal soon. let's go to the maps. traffic in marin county from novato to fairfax, the red sensors are showing a little bit of activity. but nothing major as you head down to the golden gate bridge. it's 8:33. back to the desk. >> thank you. happening now, some people in san francisco giving santa a help ng hand. they are -- helping hand. they are collecting donations at a toy drive for thousands of kid throughout the bay area. alex savidge live at a popular union square restaurant. sal -- alex, you gonna sing or what? >> reporter: we're figuring out the right carol for me. i'm trying to choose the perfect carol. what are we gonna sing here?
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>> rudolph. >> reporter: we're gonna sing rudolph. i know rudolph. i can sing -- these are the professionals here, you guys. i want to defer to these -- to the kid. they are just fantastic. listen in here. ♪ rudolph the red nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose ♪ all of the other -- >> reporter: ♪ used to laugh at him. they never let poor rudolph join in any reindeer games ♪ ♪ then one foggy christmas eve ♪ -- they are laughing at me. that's not fair. i try. [laughter] >> reporter: you guys are -- we're what was that? all right. thank you for pointing that
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out. we're not here to hear me sing. all of these volunteers are collecting toys, they are trying to fill as many buckets as they can. this is part of lefty's last chance toy drive. lefty o'doul's is son geary, right off union square. very accessible if you are out and about and doing last-minute shopping, you can drop off an unwrapped toy for a child in need in the community. they are gonna drop them off today. one of the group that benefits from the toy drive -- [inaudible due to background noise] >> reporter: fantastic. aren't they great? your group benefits. you are gonna drop off the toys. tell me about the kids who will receive the toys. >> some are living in public housing. we're really excited this expires and hopefully gives them a little bit of hope
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during this time to get a toy and know somebody is thinking about them and they are valuable and worth -- >> reporter: and i know you said they may not otherwise have a toy. >> yes and struggling and having choices to make between food and transportation, getting to school and a toy. sometimes a -- >> reporter: just a toy on christmas means the world. thank you so much for your work and your generosity. thank you. talking to us today. they sound great. let's listen in, guys. ♪ laughing all the way >> reporter: we're having a blast out here. i think i scared them. you can drop off a toy all day, you guys, just so everybody knows, an unwrapped toy, please bring it down here to lefty o'doul's. they will be down here until 1:00 at night accepting your donations curbside. you can pull up in your car. you don't have to get out of your car. it's that easy to help out
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today. >> who is your photographer? >> reporter: what's that? >> who is your photographer. >> reporter: keith. >> ask keith to show the cute faces one more time as they sing. >> reporter: keith, let's get the cute faces. let's get my mug off the tv. [laughter] ♪ jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way ♪ >> they are singing their hearts out. >> loud. >> well done. >> get out to lefty o'doul's if you can. ♪ >> there's the big finish. 8:37. they sounded great. 15 minutes ago we did check with sfo and let's take a look at the travel conditions at other local airports. look at that, mark. heading out to hawaii. he has a surfboard. look at that. that's mineta. they are reporting minor delays because of the fog. this is a live picture from the
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airport there in san jose. oakland, not reporting any delays but whether you have a flight out or picking someone up at any of the airports, you are advised to call ahead. sfo is experiencing delays up to an hour due to the fog. as we have seen, the situation could get worse in the last half-hour when sfo switches to a ground control program. it means it can't handle the air traffic at once. it will reduce the number of flights taking off and arriving in a given hour. check your flight if you are heading to the airport. glide memorial church also preparing a special christmas eve meal. every year on december 24th, glide serves a prime rib lunch to people living through tough times. the house of prime rib donates 2200 pounds of prime rib. glide expects to serve 3,000 prime rib meals today. expects to immediate that many people tomorrow for a christmas turkey dinner. well -- >> there is a warning for busy
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holiday shoppers focused on the last-minute gifts. police in the bay area say people need to be on the look outfor thieves who are targeting shoppers. palo alto police report a spike in auto burglaries. the city says it has increased the number of police patrols after a series of smash and grab break-ins in last week. nearly 20 cars were hit last thursday alone. >> the suspects know people are out and about shopping, that they are -- they are putting in their car and going out shopping again or going out for dinner, what have you. unfortunately, they take advantage of that. >> police say it should be obvious not to leave valuable items in plain sight but he says not everyone follows the advice. he says he's seen a -- several cars with wallets and credit cards in plain view. san francisco has added extra patrols around union square. that's after a jump in the number of street robberies there are a total of 11
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robberies on monday and tuesday. police received a new public service announcement reminding shoppers not to leave items out. the fda is rrkding an end to the -- recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. the fda said it refavors replace -- favors replacing that. activists question whether this sconce students a significant policy shift. >> just to be very, very clear. a significant majority of gay and bisexual men will be prohibited from donating blood. people are people and people have sex. to expect people not to have sex for a year so they can donate blood is ridiculous. >> the lifetime ban dates from the early years of the a.i.d.s. crisis and was intended to protect the blood spry from what was a -- supply from what was a little understood
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disease. now they say the policy no longer supported by science. the fda will recommend the switch next year and move to finalize it after taking comments from the public. does the world have a new superhero? video footage of how an animal brought back a friend from the brink of death. also, you are looking at not your usual traffic stop. the reason more than a dozen people in one small town who were pulled over drove away with big smiles and christmas cheers. we're hearing about a new problem. this could affect you. we'll give you some alternate routes and let you know what's going on. and in weather, the sunshine and warm temperatures from yesterday, long gong. big changes for your christmas eve forecast. we had the fog this morning and rain showers this afternoon. we'll update the forecast after the break.
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♪ very cold. [laughter] >> that's what this san francisco police officer, aka the hot cop of the castro. he's been known to accept the challenge. this was back in august. this was designed to raise money for charity.
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but it also made the officer a bit of a celebrity. so the hot cop is back. this time he's helping to raise money for an organization that honors law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and teaming up with his brother nathan and his new sock brand and they are both here this morning. >> thank you for joining us. >> pleasure to be here. >> christmas eve, pay attention. someone will get to win a date with you. >> right. >> i have to ask you, with all of this attention, i mean, how did you feel about it? were you embarrassed? were you surprised? >> i was surprised. never saw it coming. it's been one surprise after another. and you were getting so much attention. did you actually have to be taken off your beat? >> no, but i -- i'm still a police officer. i respond to 911 calls. but there's certain jobs i -- >> a little distracting.
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>> a little distracting. >> people following you around, i'm sure. >> yeah. >> this is a great business venture. you are using your brother's sex appeal to sell socks and raise money for charity. tell us about it. >> we have -- i just launched a sock brand. we're doing a little promotion where we're donating some of the proceeds to the officer down memorial fund and when customers purchase socks from the promotion on my brother's fan page, the person that's gonna buy the most pairs of socks is actually gonna get a nice dinner date with my brother. >> and a certain percentage goes to the fallen officers' fund as well which helps families. that's nice. -- what do your families and friends think about this. >> my parents, they just -- i really think that they think
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it's a good thing and that it's a positive image for the police department. >> you turned something that could be kind of silly, the hot cop of the tas dro. but you turned it into raising money for good causes which is really on this day in particular it's nice to talk about that. like other people using their clebt, right -- celebrity, right? >> yeah, something like that. as long as we can keep it positive and do a good thing, i'm happy with that. >> where does the lucky person who buys the most socks? where does the date take place? >> we'll let them choose. it's up to them and then, you know, with a -- to have a specific type of cuisine or something they like and my brother will take them out and we'll handle the bill. >> all right. and i notice your shirts in tribute to nypd. you have the shirt with the badge with the black -- >> we want to show our support to the new york police
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department and the tough times. >> right now police officers going through a tough time everywhere. how are you handling it? >> well, we just drive and hope people make better decisions in the future. we just hope for the best. >> hopefully this brings a positive light. >> yes. >> to you and what you are doing. >> all right. we have all of the information for you on how you can buy the socks and donate money and win a date with the officer. that's at go there. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> thank you for coming in. brian? >> all right, pam. thank you. police sirens not usually a sound you want to hear but for people living in one small community. yesterday was a good day to be pulled over by police. >> what we're doing today, we're stopping people to wish them a merry christmas and a happy holiday. >> you got me a gift? >> you think i have you a gift? >> this stop was one of many made yesterday in doylestown,
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ohio. officers randomly picked vehicles to stop. police cameras caught the reactions which varied from speechless to tearful and plain stunned. >> some hugs were given up. and my guys aren't used to people getting out and hugging them. normally we don't aencourage that. we're enjoying every aspect of it. >> the police chief says the idea came from a local family who donated $1,000 to make ten traffic stops. the patrolmen's association collected another $400 so that they were able to make 14 stops in all. well, time now is 8:49. let's go to sal keeping aon eye traffic. you -- an eye on traffic. you are in the newsroom and keeping an eye on things. >> there are delays as you get off the octavia on and offramp. there is a protest. about 60, 80 people are standing across the street from
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the ramp and protesting police brutality. they are members of the lgbt community. they are standing there with signs. not a big delay. but you might want to keep that in mind if you are going to san francisco and using the offramp. you might want to use mission instead. also looking at the toll plaza, it's light coming into san francisco. there are no major problems. if you are taking highway 24 westbound, pleasant hill road to the caldecott, it's a nice drive, about eight minutes to do that. let's go to mark tamayo in the weather center. >> good morning. christmas eve forecast, rainfall moving into the bay area for this afternoon. now, right now, we have low clouds, dense fog. keep that in mind with a big dropoff in visibility right around the bay, right around highway 4, reports of thick pockets of fog out there. so as far as the low overcast this morning, we have the higher clouds moving in. you can see the rainfall right now is focused up to the north up toward the north coast. crescent city reporting heavy rain at last check. that energy will be approaching
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the bay area quickly as we head into the afternoon hours. the fog beginning to improve a little bit. fairfield a few minutes ago, about 20 minutes ago, was down to near zero the you could see visibility right around three quarters of a mile. at least trending in the right direction up in the north bay, santa rosa about a half-mile and much better in the south bay for san jose. the fog or the visibility at about 5 miles. as far pass current numbers out there. san jose right now checking in 48 degrees. a lot of upper 40s to the lower 50s out there. santa rosa, 48 and san francisco 57 degrees. talking about the rain time. look what happens. 12:00 this afternoon. the rainfall on the increase up in parts of the north bay. this is a very quick mover. 2:00 this afternoon. the main focus in the southern half of the region. late other on today, we should have partly cloudy skies. gusty wind is building in. we'll have gusty winds tonight and tomorrow morning. high pressure has been in command of the weather. this is moving out of the town. this will be the source of the rainfall later on today.
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but it will be dry for your christmas day. out in the sierra, they are expecting snowfall. snowfall will be on the order of 5 to 10 inches. they will have chain controls on 50 and interstate 80. keep that in mind if you are heading to the mountains for the holiday weekend. forecast highs later on today, will be cooler than yesterday. the readings in the upper 50s to lower 60s. christmas day forecast, fair skies, it will be breezy out there. winds pick up later today, sticking around into tomorrow. a look ahead to your five-day forecast and there you can see, we had the one rain cloud. it will be a quick mover. into the weekend fairly quiet. a sun/cloud mix. it's not the same as yesterday. we had temperatures near 70 degrees. a lot of sunshine. remind there we still are at the start of winter. it will be back in full force this afternoon. >> i'm glad you mentioned tahoe. a lot of people want to head up. >> they will have chain controls probably around 5,000 blue canyon.
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right around there. >> good to know. or four-wheel drive. >> yes. >> thank you. new details about the road rage incident on interstate 80. that one that was caught on tape. after the break, what we have learned about the suspect and who she reportedly pretending to be. this is specialist julia ellington from dreia. i want to give -- from korea. i want to give a shot out to my people in california. i miss you guys. i love you guys. i can't wait to see you for christmas.
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welcome back, everybody. we are learning more about the woman arrested in a road rage incident on interstate 80. >> she just hit our car. she's pushing us off the road. these coming for us. put it in reverse. >> the 50-year-old of santa clara is accused of trying to run people off the road. it happened saturday afternoon between auburn and koufax. the people in the car say she was tailgating them trying to block them in and made them veer on the shoulder of the road. police say the woman got out and said she was a sheriff and that they were going to jail. bell, the people in the car -- well, the people in the car called police, caught up with the woman and later arrested her. she faces charges of reckless driving an obstructing an officer. it's not only people who can be heroes to their friends in northern india, a monkey was knocked unconscious when it
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fell off wires and onto an electric rail. another monkey did everything he could to try to revive his friend. after 20 minute, the stricken monkey tried to show signs of life. the crowd burst into cheers for that life-saving monkey. >> crazy story. we have breaking news in san francisco. a protest is blocking the octavia off and on ramp. 101 at okay daveia. the protest -- octavia. the protesters are standing there. traffic is being diverted off the central freeway at mission. let's go to mark. we're tracking the low cloud and fog. get ready for rainfall this morning. behind the front, we'll have winds increasing tonight. for your christmas day this will be completely dry and dry into the weekend as well with the sun/cloud mix. looking pretty good. >> thanks for joining us. >> thanks for me having me. >> that's our report for this
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