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>> it is just our job, but every once in a while, they push the envelope. this morning they did. >> reporter: nobody was injure and two cats were saved. >> seem like a great neighbor. a lot of people took the cats, a couple of people immediately notified the residents out of town their home was on fire. >> reporter: all but one family who lived in these homes were gone for the holiday. >> when they come back, they will not see their dolls or clothes. they don't have anything. what they took with them is what they are going to come back with. >> reporter: this christmas morning, the best gift is that no one died or was jird. northeast of what burned can be replaced but in the charred remains. a firefighter emerged with a wrapped bundle. two more cats found in an upstairs unit. their heartbroken owner was in sacramento. she wish she had been home for to save them. because this fire started between the two homes,
investigators are going to look at electrical problems as a possible cause. reporting live in san francisco, noelle walker, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you very much. it was also a rough christmas for a san jose family of four who had to find a new place to live after a fire in their home. it started at about 8:00 a.m. in a multiunit building at the end of palm grove court. crews had it under control in about an hour. the flames heavily damaged the family's apartment and caused damage in two units. one person suffered minor injuries but refused treatments. canaling may have started the fire. vallejo crews responded to a fire on mare island. it started just after 2:00 a.m. flames fully engulfed the commercial building azure and z streets. there are no reports of any injuries and no damage estimates just yet. the cause has not been determined but they suspect a homeless person was responsible for setting the fire. well the controversial movie the interview debuted in
select theaters across the country today. >> sony pictures backtracked from decisions to pull the movie following a devastating attack on sony by hackers. >> the first showing in san jose was sold out. were extra precautions in place? >> reporter: those who watched the 3:00 showing are about to get out in a few minutes. so far, it has been uneventful but we learned for the screenings of the interview at this theater, camera three here on second and san carlos, they are not allowing any large bags or purses. ereing on the side of caution. the independent movie theater is one of 200 in the u.s. showing the movie. the first person in line got here at 11:00 in the morning. the others had to be turned away from the ticket booth since the afternoon showing was sold o. a lot of people wanted to see the movie because they were curious given all the publicity the film received.
the movie ignited an international fire storm for its come immediatic fictional plot to kill the dictator of north korea. one person of korean decent wanted to see how the movie portrayed north korea for himself. >> as a korean, i herbal especially wanted to watch it. i wanted to see how the studio made it. i just want to think about it as i watch it and have the very last laugh about it too. >> reporter: a few people we spoke with showed up to support freedom of speech. a few of them were not worried about their safety. the theater e-mailed movie goers saying they had the right to look through handbags if needed. we saw a san jose police officer inspect the movie house prior to the movie showing.
police cars have been patrolling the area and i learned the 8:30 showing which is the other showing today is also sold out. we are going to go and try to grab some folks as they head out of the 3:00 showing and we will have their thoughts on this movie coming up at 6:00. certainly an unusual day at the theater. >> you will find a list of the showings of the interview on ktvu.com. click on the news story about the movie controversy. likely millions of people were blocked from getting online and playing their new consoling today. x box live and play station network have been off much of christmas day and it appears to be the work of hackers. lizard squad took credit for the denial of the attack. the same group claimed credit for august attacks on other online game networks. hundreds of churches across the bay area opened their doors for christmas, but for one church in san jose destroyed by a fire, the holiday was
different from years past. [ singing ] >> for the first time in a century, christmas mass was held at the bengal hall behind holy cross catholic church. it is now their place of worship since the fire ripped through the sanctuary last month. >> we went through all this emotions, all the grieving about the losing hour church. and christmas it seems a time of joy. so let people know it is still okay to rejoice, to be happy. >> some of the statues from the fire were on display. the archdiocese is figuring out how to rebuild the church. hundreds of people gathered at glide memorial church in san francisco for the annual holiday service.
music filled a church filled with christmas spirit this morning. the celebration was packed with people from all over the bay area taking the time to give thanks and reflect. over the years, the service has become a tradition in the tenderloin. and it wouldn't be christmas without a meal in glide memorial dining hall. between breakfast and lunch, about 5,000 people received a home cooked meal. hundreds of volunteers prepared the food for people needing extra help this holiday. one volunteer says this is her 30th year of serving others. >> it is important for those who come to volunteer who get a chance to feel giving and the real christmas spirit as well as it is important for all the people who need this. >> glide will continue holiday giving through the end of the month on sunday. stanford football players will serve free meals in the dining hall from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 in the afternoon. while families are opening
presents, many people in our community are still hard at work. ktvu channel 2 news photojournalist martin holten spent the day with the firefighters to show the blessings and challenges of their christmas day. >> we are here a third of our lives and to be here on christmas is hard to be away from the family today. we have our family has a huge gathering. about 150 people and this will be the first year i missed it. but this is my family here too.
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nights. >> reporter: he got help at the living program. >> this is my dresser and my bed. >> reporter: eventually, 15 formerly homeless young adults will call this home. >> i have been given an amazing opportunity. >> reporter: in the meantime, many more received gifts, this meal, and a place to kick pack and temporarily forget their troubles. >> if your cards are not right from the start, and you are kind of kicked when you are down at an extremely young age, and this is like the time when we need to be nurtured and supported. it is really easy to lose your way. >> reporter: for dunn, the youth services delivered the feeling he wanted most this holiday. >> pure safety. it has been difficult to feel like you don't have to sleep with one eye open every night. and just, i slept like a baby. i have not slept so well in
three years. >> reporter: in san francisco, melanie woodrow, ktvu channel 2 news. and at the salvation army in san francisco, volunteers served up comfort in the kitchen. they arrived bright and early to pack 4,000 meals in the community for people unable to leave their home. dozens of people boxed up ham, veggies, and sweet potatoes. about 500 volunteers dropped the meals off at homes across the city. more than 24 hours of hard work is paying off today. thousands of san francisco children have a reason to smile this christmas thanks to an annual toy drive at the union square land marc. they started collecting toys at 5:00 a.m. yesterday morning. the goal was to collect 10,000 toys. by last call, the grand total was 15,000 toys. that was the most toys lefties has ever collected. 12,000 toys have been distributed throughout the city. >> and that is pretty amazing, you were there last night.
>> yeah, and they hit the mark pretty early. they did a good job. >> it was raining. where you were, it was cold. today, it was a total 180. >> just about perfect. >> completely clear for christmas. >> the cold blustery conditions out there. the breeze. that is going to stick around. get ready for some very cold overnight temperatures tomorrow morning. and once again into your saturday morning. we could have frost advisories go up. right now, we are in the clear. a few high clouds pay us a visit. as you heard, we had rain showers yesterday. but today in the clear. here is a closer look at the satellite and the high clouds. a significant overcast up to the north. the wind, look at the current wind observations. they have backed up a little bit. fair field winds 12 miles an hour. oakland, 8. and more neighborhoods, sfo, a little stronger. livermore. air is moving in from the north. that is a source of cooling conditions this time of year.
current numbers showing you 50s in fairfield. 51 degrees. san rosa, 52. san francisco, downtown checking in 57 degrees. in fact, here is a look at san francisco looking out across the bay bridge this evening for christmas. you can see a few high clouds out there. but still fairly quiet. you want to bring the sweater and the jacket out there. bundle up. for tonight, a cold start, but it will be a dry weekend. no significant storms to talk about. probably the cooler air, the biggest weather headline in basically moving in tonight and tomorrow morning. coolest locations near freezing. santa rosa, napa, we could have a few inland neighborhoods back down to 29 and 30 degrees. patchy frost for tomorrow. no frost advisories but there is a chance that could go up. a better bet into saturday morning. so clear and breezy for tonight. a bit of a chill out there. here is the bigger perspective. an area of high pressure building offshore pushing the storm track way up to the north. but we talked about that northerly flow and transporting some of that cold air in the
region. no rain clouds to talk about. saturday morning, some patchy frost out there. here is our forecast model keeping it dry through the weekend. possibly longer. in fact, a fairly good bet into next week as well. 30s and 40s for tomorrow morning for, showing you thursday here. this is the friday forecast. and then basically some 50s out there. warm this location, warmest locations around 60 degrees. not a big change, but you definitely want to bundle up tomorrow morning. santa rosa, 58 degrees. san jose checks in, 59. so the warmest locations near 60 and the look ahead, your five-day forecast with some frost, especially, we will have it tomorrow morning but saturday morning, that is when temperatures bottom out with the overnight lows. another cold system moves in monday. in fact, there is a slight chance we could have a shower with that system. if that were to happen, we could have some snow in the bay area peaks. we had temperatures in the low 70s . a lot of sunshine. we were talking about the snow chances. it looks like that system remains dry into next week. the cold air.
definitely frigid out there. >> you could hope for that snow. >> yeah. >> thank you so much mark. now, we are going to talk christmas music. for many, it is their favorite part of the holiday season. we are introduced to nancy fox who uses her love of the piano to bring christmas cheer to the eldest in the community. ♪ [ music ] >> i'm not classically trained. i never took lessons with my father who was a professional musician. he played the piano with me every night after dinner from the time i was three. i know that music helps people remember. it makes them happy. >> i don't tell her ha to do. >> i knew we had a connection
here. my hands and her feet are connected. >> i grew up with lots of music. i was born in 31. i learned an awful lot of tap dance steps in my day. >> holiday music is very happy music and with many different diversities of holidays. sometimes, people are sitting there and they don't move very much, but i see them tapping their feet a little bit or nodding their heads just a little bit. >> he hears the music and it is taking them somewhere that they like to be. and you hear a piece of music, you go oh, i remember where i was and i danced with that guy. and that was so long ago. i guess it was. 1953. >> i have no family in this world. now. but i have developed a family
here at this place. music makes most people happy. and it makes people remember times with their families. those are some of the most treasured memories that we all have. makes them want to do it forever and ever. 75, 85. if it make it to 95 i will still be sitting here. >> a great story. well 49ers head coach jim harbaugh reveals his favorite christmas gift of all time. >> and nba action in south beach where lebron james returns to face his former team. scott reese is up next with sports. female announcer: it's time to make room for the new mattress models!
>> of course christmas day, there is plenty of sports to see, but there is also 49ers news. >> yes, we get a break from jim harbaugh drama to hear some jim harbaugh levity. he is being wooed by michigan. in the meantime, he is still wearing 49er gear, holding 49er news conferences and remembering personal holiday highlights. >> i think my favorite gift, i
got these sheets with the nfl logos on them. all the helmets. so those were my sheets. and the pillow cases. and had a matching comforter that had all the logos on it as well. and i got that, my brother got it saying we got the same gift. we were probably 6 and 7. that was my comforter until i graduated high school. had those all the way through high school. and then didn't take them to college. [ laughter ] >> it is a holiday tradition based on the fan's love of basketball or the network's love of revenue, but it is win/win. christmas day nba. lebron back in miami. cavs and heat. he said remember when we used to play together? tied game. matthew of saint mar pokes it away. the gem is good.
hanging on the rim. not so much. that is the technical. wasn't me. really. the bird man chris anderson, the ball fake. miami by nine. cleveland hanging in there. dion waiters, the strip. and lebron throws it down. he had 30 in his return to south beach. but just too much miami and too much danny granger? really? and he knocks it down. heat win, 110-91. and of course, the warriors will play christmas day basketball, but late tore night. best team in basketball will have the highlights. >> you have to wonder what that comfort earlocked like. >> the harbaugh comforter? he probably still has it. thank you for joining us. we are always here on ktvu.com, facebook and twitter. >> stay with us now for our holiday special. it is called holiday in focus. we will give you an up close look at the sights and the sounds of the holiday season
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