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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. firstname.lastname@example.org new this morning an officer in the hospital half a suspect slams into two patrol cars overnight. what we're learning about his connection to another crime. a federal appeals court will be taking up california's same-sex marriage ban later this morning. we'll hear from both sides. monday morning commute, we'll tell you when we're expecting to dry out. good morning, it is monday, the 6th of december. i'm sydnie kohara. >> good morning to you. i'm juliette goodrich. time now 5:00. winds and rain this morning, let's check in on our weather and traffic. let's start with tracy first,
good morning, tracy. >> hey, good morning, juliette and sydnie. we are coming off a wet weekend especially yesterday. boy, it was coming down in buckets across the san francisco area. let's take a look. we are dealing with light showers. so fremont and livermore in the east bay looking at some light rainfall for the morning from fremont, pleasanton, livermore and also moving into the danville area. we'll now move up a bit to the northeast. we'll move up to the north bay and they are also still looking at light showers, as well. not coming down heavy but it will keep the roads wet and considering what we picked up yesterday, there could be still quite a bit of standing water out there so you will have to contend with that north of santa rosa looking at light activity as well as vacaville and fairfield. so your forecast for the morning, no big surprise there. showers are expected. gusty winds up to 20 or 30 miles an hour across the bay area and temperatures from the lower to the upper 50s.
showers won'tbe sticking around all day. for your traffic, here's elizabeth. >> thank you. even light rain showers as you said maybe reports of standing water in some areas because we have already seen a lot of different spinouts across the bay area so again, this would be the morning. give yourself some extra time. we have a wind advisory for the bay bridge. we have chain requirements if you plan on heading out of town. chains required between nyack and donner lake on i-80. here's truckee. you can see the big rigs just off to the shoulder just waiting it out. chains are also required on highway 50 and 88. let's go closer to home. slick roads. you can see the glistening off of the bay bridge toll plaza camera. and right now they do have that high wind advisory.
chp issued that just after midnight on the upper deck. no huge hot spots even though we have seen a lot of solo car accidents. nothing blocking lanes or causing big delays. back to you. >> thank you. a chase for a stolen car
suspect puts a bartz police officer in the hospital. the officer hit wasn't involved in the case. >> reporter: good morning. [ signal breakup ] it happened just after 11:50 p.m. here at the intersection of grand and beech street in hayward. what we are learning is that after 11:47 last night alameda county deputies were patrolling castro valley when they pulled over the driver of a 1994 honda civic that they matched a stolen car description. that car was stolen last friday. the driver threw the car into reverse when stopped, slammed into the officer's car and took off. the police chase ensued through the city of castro valley into hayward at speeds up
to 60 miles an hour. when the suspect got to this intersection here at hayward and grand street, the suspect ran a red light where a bart cop was driving through. the suspect slammed his car
into the cop car, possibly at 60 miles an hour. that according to jd nelson of alameda county's sheriff's office who we spoke with earlier this morning. the office of the bart cop who was hit in the intersection, he is in the hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries. the suspect is in the hospital as well with severe head injuries. we'll learn more about his condition coming up in the next hit. live in hayward, unser [ indiscernible ] , cbs 5. thank you. budget cutbacks forced vallejo police to call in reinforcements from several other cities to investigate two homicides this weekend two men were killed within hours 6 each other in separate incidents. they are the 15th and sixth homicides this year. one man was shot in an apartment building near marin and pennsylvania streets close to mid night on saturday. less than three hours later officers responded to a stabbing near marina parkway liquor on marine world parkway. vallejo slashed its police force to 90 this year from 155 officers in 2003.
the parents of an antioch toddler shot and killed on his second birthday will face a judge. they are facing charges of child endangerment. their son and his 4-year-old brother were alone in a bedroom when the boy was shot in the head. it's unclear who pulled the trigger. police say modique just bought a gun and the father a convicted felon had loaded it and put it in a drawer. also in court this morning, the registered sex offender accused of sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl in a union city dollar store. 36-year-old eugene ramos is being held without bail. police say he attacked the toddler when she wandered away from her grandmother and aunt. he has yet to enter a plea. the showdown over prop 8 takes center stage in san francisco today. a federal appeals court will hear two hours of arguments. mark sayre has more on what the judges will be considering. good morning to you, mark. >> reporter: good morning.
just a few hours from now attorneys on both sides of this debate will meet here at the u.s. court of appeals. that's where a panel of three judges will hear arguments on the constitutionality proposition 8. it was 2 years ago that california voters approved that same-sex marriage ban. but earlier this year, a federal judge struck down the measure as unconstitutional saying it amounted to state sponsored discrimination. the appeals court will have to decide if that lower court ruling will be allowed to stand or should be overturned. >> twice now the people of california have voted to preserve and protect marriage as the union of a man and a woman. and that decision of the people of california is a legitimate and constitutional act. >> honestly it makes me feel like the people of my state hate me and i don't count as a full citizen and shouldn't have the same rights as they have. >> reporter: in the first hour of the hearing the three-judge panel will consider if the
group who put prop 8 on the ballot has legal standing to appeal since it's not responsible for en forces the state's marriage laws and in the second hour the court will actually get right to the centerpiece issue here which is is proposition 8 constitutional at all? of course, both sides say this entire debate likely headed to the u.s. supreme court at some point. >> thank you, mark sayre in san francisco. thank you. 5:07. an ominous warning ahead of today's special session of the state legislature. ugly cuts are coming. that word from governor schwarzenegger's spokesman. today lawmakers will get down to business with the budget trying to agree on a way to close a $6 billion deficit. governor-elect jerry brown will take over for governor schwarzenegger in just about a month. and dryers special legislative sessions -- and during the special legislative sessions schools will have a new blow to funding. soon after he takes of course brown will have to figure out how to cut more. school officials in the state
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for the morning. we'll take a look at hi-def doppler and show you who is picking up light rainfall now coming up. >> thank you. a hiker lost in the santa cruz mountains for nearly a week is now recovering. 58-year-old debra collins was found safe on saturday afternoon. she went hiking in a state park near fall creek on november 28. that's when kneel off the trail and hurt -- when she fell off the trail and hurt her ankle. she scooped water from a creek with a plastic bag to survive. search efforts came up empty until she was found saturday on an unmarked trail by two hikers. they say a psychic told them where she was. >> my neighbor has a friend who is psychic so she calls our friend, crazy, but she calls our friend. and her psychic friend says i don't see any violence involved. and i see her leaning against a tree. >> that's where they found her.
collins has been treated for frostbite and exhaustion. she is expected to be released from the hospital today. a sick sea lion in contra costa county is under observation this morning at the marine mammal center in sausalito. she was found near an elementary school. this is the third time rescuers have been called about her. vets say she appears to be sick from eating toxic algae but right now she is doing fine eating and swimming around her pen. some san francisco residents are facing another day without water. a six inch pipe broke near filbert and octavia in cal hollow. repair crews trying to figure out how it happened. an obstacle facing san francisco's transbay terminal. what could happen to some local businesses standing in the way. >> and time is running out on a parking perk. how one bay area city is crack down on broken meters.
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we are still seeing light rainfall out there so we'll take a look at it with your hi- def doppler. light rainfall in livermore, pleasanton and san leandro. these showers are moving off to the northeast and that's going to be the trend for the morning. also still looking at some light activity in the north bay so guerneville, healdsburg, also just to the north of santa rosa, pushing into calistoga and the st. helena area that's the drill for the morning. let's look at the forecast out the door. showers expected and gusty winds as high as 30 to 35 miles an hour this morning and temperatures ranging from the lower to the upper 50s. rainfall will be in the forecast for the morning. by the afternoon, everything will have cleared out. partly cloudy conditions are expected. and temperatures will range from the mid- to upper 50s along the coast, the upper 50s to the lower 60s around the bay, as well as inland. so here's a look at what's going on. had a frontal system along with a low pressure system moving through the bay area and that's
why you got dumped on yesterday evening across much of the san francisco area. currently, you can see some minor clearing building in back behind it once you get rid of the morning showers. after that we are expecting sunshine. so again for today leftover showers for the morning, windy conditions through the day and back behind that another storm system approaching and that's going to give us another chance of rainfall midweek around wednesday and thursday. seven-day forecast, leftover showers for the morning, sunshine with some clouds expected for the afternoon, a mix of sun and clouds tuesday, more showers back in the forecast wednesday and thursday, but look at what happens after that, friday, saturday and sunday. great weekend to do some holiday shopping both days in the upper 60s well inland, near 60 along the coastline with plenty of sunshine expected. that's for the weekend. today again still some morning showers. that's a look at your weather. for your traffic, here is elizabeth. >> thank you, tracy. more problems, unfortunately, on the roads. right now healthcare healthcare is working about 15 different -- right now chp is working around 15 different accidents,
one of the worst a solo spinout northbound connector ramp -- a lot of these are due to standing water cars spinning out of control 238 to 58. here's a live look near the oracle on the nimitz freeway. taillights northbound towards high street. still moving well towards downtown oakland. but again, 15 different incidents at chp is working. so particular it slow. we had one earlier in san jose. this was just cleared northbound 85 approaching camden avenue so that's now out of lanes. try to move past this. the rest of the freeway from the south bay still look good. you can see more cars now getting busier on northboun 280. mass transit is on time for bart, ace, muni and caltrain.
back to you. >> thank you. checking this morning's top stories, a bart police officer in the hospital after a suspect being chased in a stolen car rammed the bart patrol car in hayward. minutes earlier, sheriff's deputies stopped the suspect but then he rammed their car and sped off. the suspect is also hospitalized. california's battle over same-sex marriage heading back to court today. federal appeals court judges will hear arguments about whether proposition 8 is constitutional. a lower court judge overturned the gay marriage ban in august saying it violates civil rights. today lawmakers will be getting down business during an emergency budget session. they will try to agree on how to close the $6 billion deficit. a spokesman for the governor says to expect, quote, ugly cuts in state spending. tomorrow san francisco's board of supervisors will vote on whether to use eminent domain to take over four buildings standing in the way of the transbay terminal
project. demolition work is in progress on the old terminal. but the city needs to take possession of four buildings that are blocking a path for rail tunnels. the building owners are holding out for more money. a judge may end upsetting a final price. tomorrow the san jose city council will consider whether to lower the living wage for workers at mineta san jose international airport. officials are concerned about the airport's ability to stay afloat. airlines and other businesses say the current living wage law adds too much to their operating cost and the airport has lost a third its scheduled flights since 2007. free parking at broken meters around san francisco could soon come to an end. the city parking agency is proposing a one-hour cap on the time that cars can stay at a broken meter. right now drivers can park in the spots for free as long as they don't overstay the time limit. transportation agency says it's pushing for the change because
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good morning. a live look at the golden gate bridge, we are waking up to some slick roads and a wind advisory for the bay bridge. we're also following an accident in san leandro that may cause traffic to back up near the castro valley y. more details in 6 minutes. the battle over infused alcohol at bars and restaurants could soon end. it's currently illegal in california, house-infused alcohol. state regulators having using the code to cut down on it at bars. the stanford football team shedding to the orange bowl facing virginia tech at sun life stadium in miami on january 3. cardinals are 11-1. they are fourth in the national bcs ranking. this is the first time stanford
has been in a major bowl game since it lost to wisconsin in the rose bowl 10 years ago. >> yesterday was the annual kennedy center honors five celebrities recognized for their achievement. ♪ [ music ] >> jennifer hudson took to the stage in honor of oprah winfrey. the other four honorees were paul mccartney, dancer bill jones, country singer merle haggard and jerry herman. president obama hosted them at a reception earlier in the day. >> it's my greatest privilege as president to honor the five men and women who have given our nation the extraordinary gift of the arts. ♪ [ music ] >> the ceremony will be aired right here on cbs on december 28. facebook is getting another face-lift today. the palo alto company redesigning the profile pages of its half a billion users.
among the new features, pages will begin with basic information like where you live and work or go to school. and they also are emphasizing photos with rows of recent pictures. users can also list their closest friends. you better put mom and dad and sisters and brothers on there, and share activities and interests. in our next half hour we'll see why some of these changes are creating privacy concerns. >> i wonder if that will get new trouble though if you say who your closest friends were and other friends thought they were close friends -- >> that means you have a lot of friends, juliette. don't want to upset them. >> no. [ laughter ] 5:26. getting close to a compromise on taxes. >> what we can learn this week about benefits for millions of people without jobs. the future of same-sex marriage in california is in front of a federal appeals court this morning. i'll tell you what's at stake. >> high-speed chase through hayward puts a bart cop in the hospital. his condition and the very latest coming up.
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. and good morning to you. it is monday, december 6. >> this is burlingame highway 101, traffic flowing smoothly but as you can see, and the headlights there, we have got a little bit of rain out there so the roads are slick. elizabeth says there are have been some traffic problems out there. we'll get an update from her and a look at our forecast a little bit later on. >> good morning. i'm juliette goodrich.
>> i'm sydnie kohara. your time is 5:30. a wild chase ends with a bart police officer in the hospital. unser hassan is in hayward to tell us what happened. unser, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. the bart cop is in the hospital this morning with nonlife- threatening injuries. it happened here at the intersection of grand and b street in hayward. the cop was patrolling the area. i spoke to sergeant nelson this morning. he says just after 11:47 alameda county sheriff's deputies pulled over a '94 honda civic that matched the description of a stolen car. when the deputies began to get drive he threw his car into reverse and slammed into the deputy's car and took o the deputies chased him through castro valley speeds up to 60 miles an hour. when they reached grand and b street the suspect drove through a red light and hit the bart cop who was patrolling the
area. the bart station is at the same intersection. the cop is in the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. the bart officer's name is not being released except he has been with the hayward bart since 2001. now, the suspect different story. story. he is in the hospital with head injuries. we'll have more on him in the next hit. >> thank you, unser. the registered sex offender suspected of sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl will be in court today. 36-year-old eugene ramos is being held without bail. union city police say he attacked the toddler in a store when she wandered away from her grandmother and aunt. ramos has yet to enter a plea. the parents of an antioch toddler shot and killed on his second birth day will also be in court today. police arrested laqinda modique and eddie carr on charges
including child endangerment. last week, j'yonn carr and his brother were alone in the bedroom when the boy was shot in the head. the mother had just bought the gun and the father loaded it and put it in the draw. this morning, san leandro police are questioning a man connected to a shooting at a bart station. police responding to gunfire found one person injured yesterday. three people were briefly detained. two were later released. no details have been released. california's battle over same-sex marriage heads to an appeals court today. mark sayre is in san francisco with what the judges will be considering. good morning to you, mark. >> reporter: just a few hours from now attorneys on both sides of the issue will be here in san francisco at the united states court of appeals. inside, a panel of three judges will be hearing arguments on the constitutionality of proposition 8. it was two years ago in a california voters approved the same-sex marriage ban but earlier this year a federal district judge struck down the measure as unconstitutional saying it
amounted to state sponsored discrimination. the appeals court will have to decide if that lower court ruling should be allowed to stand or if it should be overturned. >> i would love to be legally married to kate. but -- i would love for her to have my health insurance and have all of those benefits that marriage provides. >> twice now the people of california have voted to preserve and protect marriage as the union of a man and a woman. and that decision of the people of california is a legitimate and constitutional act. >> reporter: now, the hearing this morning is broken up into two parts. first they will determine whether the plaintiffs have standing since it's not directly responsible for enforcing the state marriage laws. in the second hour the judges will hear arguments on the constitutionality of proposition 8. you can see that there are a handful of people already lining up to get seats in this argument this morning. you will hear from some of them
coming up new at 6:00. that's the story here in the city. juliette, back to you. >> thank you, mark sayre. an emergency budget session gets under way in sacramento today. governor schwarzenegger called the emergency session so lawmakers can try to figure out how to close a $6.1 billion deficit. the governor's spokesman warns ugly cuts are coming and it's only going to get worse. governor-elect jerry brown takes over next month facing a $19 billion deficit for the next fiscal year. public schools bracing for new cuts it state funding. the "mercury news" reports school official across the state are bracing for a possible shortening of the school year by another week. plus layoffs of counselors librarians and also coaches. 5734. a wet and windy start to your monday. let's go to tracy with a look at your forecast. >> good morning. we are still looking at some showers out there this morning. they are scattered. you can see that. they are not widespread. and they are still fairly light
in nature so we are going to move into parts of the east bay. livermore still looking at light rainfall as well as the danville area and pleasanton. we are also seeing some light showers just near the san rafael and hercules area and also just outside of richmond. as we move up to the north bay outside of santa rosa, to the north of santa rosa, we do see showers well north of guerneville and more showers moving into the calistoga area. with showers in the forecast we also have something else to contend with this morning and that's some windy conditions. here's a look at a couple of locations we have picked out. some of the highest wind gusts around midnight. sfo at 40 miles an hour. daly city 37, foster city 35, san francisco ocean beach at 33. those are the highest wind gusts since midnight. the first column is current winds we are seeing out around 10 miles an hour. we'll look at your afternoon forecast. looks like we'll squeeze out some sunshine. that's coming up in just a few
moments. here's elizabeth with your traffic. >> we have glistening roadways. here's live look at the san mateo bridge. slick out there, several spinouts since 4:30 this morning. right now no delay in either direction across the span. san leandro earlier solo car accident one of about 15 that we have seen so far this morning. this was in san leandro. they just moved it out of lanes. the connector ramp northbound 238 to southbound 880. sounds like they are waiting for a tow crew and a little bit of slow traffic still off of the castro valley y. we still have a wind advisory. we called about this for the bay bridge. it was issued just after midnight and still in effect so slick conditions and some gusty conditions as well making for a relatively, you know, more treacherous than we usually see across the bay bridge so watch out for that. use slower speeds as you head into 1. we're track the right coming out of the altamont pass, as well. 17 minutes now. obviously slowing on our sensors towards the dublin
interchange. back to you. >> thank you. democrats and republicans appear to be closer to a compromise on taxes. they are discussing an economic package to temporarily extend bush era tax rates to all taxpayers and jobless benefits for millions of americans. both expire at the end of the month. senate democrat are insisting on the linkage. >> the notion that we would give tax cuts to those making over a million dollars a year which is the republican position and then turn our backs on two million americans who will lose unemployment benefits before christmas is unconscionable. >> congressional leaders are trying to determine how long the tax cuts will continue. jobless benefits will probably be extended for a year. 5:37. the founder of wikileaks is considering seeking asylum in switzerland. julian assange is wanted in sweden facing allegations 6
sexual offenses against two women. wikileaks has been relying on switzerland to keep the u.s. diplomatic documents online. a number of web companies have dropped wikileaks since its creation. and leaders from iran and six world powers are meeting in geneva, switzerland today hoping to resolve concerns over iran's nuclear program. just yesterday iran claimed it is now self-sufficient over the entire nuclear fuel cycle. and it's delivered its first domestic uranium to a processing facility. there are concerns that iran's activities could lead to making atomic weapons. today's talks are the first in more than a year and no major breakthroughs are expected. president obama is calling on china to help ease tensions surrounding north korea. the white house says the president called chinese president hugh jintao yesterday urging him to tell north korea its provocation are unacceptable. north korea recently warned of
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>> temperatures in the lower 50s to the upper 50s. holiday candy, oh, that time of year. partly cloudy conditions expected for the afternoon. the rain showers should be out of here by then. and that's going to leave with us a decent afternoon with highs in the 50s and lower 60s. here's the rainfall that came through yesterday. dumped on us in the afternoon across the bay area. it is moving out and back behind it just a few leftover showers for the morning. and then after that more sunshine is expected. also pretty windy today. i definitely want to bring your attention to that. ends with around 30 to 35 miles an hour for the morning and they are expected to lessen as that cold front moves out of the bay area. low pressure system that's coming in wednesday and thursday so more rain showers expected back in the bay area around the middle of the workweek. five-day forecast, showers for now, afternoon sunshine expected with some clouds. more sunshine for tuesday, a few showers back in the forecast for wednesday and thursday. and take a look at the weekend. friday, saturday and sunday, mid- to upper 60s inland.
that's pretty nice. great weather for some last- minute holiday shopping. here's elizabeth with traffic. >> my favorite kind of holiday candy peppermint bark! [ laughter ] a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza a wet start to the morning commute as well as a windy start. chp issued a high wind advisory early this morning still in effect for the bay bridge. it's our only one. we have been seeing several spinouts across the bay bridge, westbound 580 approaching greenville. speeds are slow, everything in the center divide. your drive time now 17 minutes so a little slow out of the altamont pass. it slows again at hopyard towards the dublin interchange. typical start on highway 4, off the bridge okay. a street speeds slow to under 25 miles per hour. like i said earlier this morning, chp was working about 15 different fender-benders,
nothing causing any huge delays. but it is and i want to quickly mention this new one that popped up before we came on air. fairfield westbound 80 around the 680 interchange sounds like another solo car crash. back to you. >> thank you. checking today's top stories, a chase reaching speeds of 60 miles an hour ends after a suspect in a stolen car rammed a bart patrol car in hayward. the officer inside is now in the hospital and minutes earlier, sheriff's deputies stopped suspect but he rammed their car and sped off. the suspect was also injured. california's battle over same-sex marriage heads back to court today. a three-judge panel will hear arguments about proposition 8 the voter-approved measure that limit marriage to male-female couples. a trial judge overturned prop 8 in august saying it violates civil rights of gay californians. tomorrow san francisco's board of supervisors will vote on whether to use eminent domain to take over four
buildings standing in the way of the transbay transit center project. the buildings are blocking a path for rail tunnels but the building owners are holding out for more money. a judge may set the final price. new this morning, a twist in google's efforts to bit coupon website groupon. efforts have failed because groupon wants to stay independent for now. the chicago tribune reports the website may look into an initial public offering of stocks. this would have been google's largest acquisition yet worth about $6 billion. today people will notice changes to facebook. they are redesigning the profile pages of 500 million users. you're looking at the founder mark zuckerberg's page there. pages begin with basic information like where you live, wore or go to school. they are also emphasizing photos. users can list their closest
friends and share activities and interests. >> you can see all the things that you have in common with that person. it's just like it gives you this amazing connection with that person. and the current version of the profile that we have today just doesn't do it. >> the new layout does not change privacy settings. but some users are still concerned because the new profile pages do highlight a lot more personal information. users won't see all these changes, though, until early next year. all right. so we have been asking you on our cbs 5 facebook pages are the changes too much? kimberly says i don't understand why things that are not broken must be fixed. people are much more resistant to change than big corporations think. >> kevin says i don't think i will like it at all. don't make things complex. make them easier. where's the, doesn't like button? >> you can share your thought with us on our cbs 5 facebook page. changes are also coming to
the world's biggest manufacturer. pfizer is losing its top man. he is retiring after four years in charge. but insiders think he is being forced out. the move comes after repeated failures from the company to produce new blockbuster drugs. don't look now but the first signs of the flu season are here. georgia already seeing a sharp increase in cases mostly among children's. doctors there call it a regional outbreak. there is good news. the cdc says the flu strain circulating so far seems to be a close match to this season's vaccine. there is a nationwide recall because of chicken salad affecting 72,000 pounds of canned chicken salad under the bumblebee label including the complete lunch kit and the chicken salad with crackers because of plastic. consumers have complained about finding loose pieces of plastic but there are no reports of injuries. 5:48. first the price of stamps go
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welcome back. time now 5:51 on this monday morning. live look at the bay bridge. looks like it's cool out there. tracy is going to have our forecast with some hint of rain on the way. but we'll let her fill us in. 5:52. you coming, blondie? >> and before we knew it -- >> at the box obvious, a long haired disney princess knocking harry potter out of the number one slot. tangle, that's the new twist on rapunzel, taking in more than $21 million on its second weekend. it beat "harry potter and the deathly hallows." love and other drugs rounded out the top five. someone bought a glove this weekend and paid $330,000 for
it. guess whose, michael jackson's famous glove the one he sported during his bad tour during the late '80s. that's one. celebrity memorabilia sold at auction in beverly hills. also an x-ray of albert einstein's brain for $39,000 and marilyn monroe's empty prescription bottles for $19,000. fedex with a rate increase. shipping rates will go up by 5%. the hike taking effect january 3. deliveries services giant says it is raising prices because of the economy. this morning, people are being asked to keep a san jose tradition alive. ♪ [ music ] >> thousands watching the city's 29th annual holiday parade yesterday. but the future of the downtown parade and christmas in the park are in doubt. the city can no longer ford to help fund t organizers say they need more sponsors and 200,000 dollars in donation. you can find information on how
to help on our website, cbs5.com. and you can make your christmas celebration extra green. for $80 you can rent a potted living tree to decorate your living home. they are not traditional evergreens but they have been selected because they will thrive in the city and when the holidays are over, the friends. urban forest will plant them on city streets. a remind their cbs 5 is teaming up with whole foods to feed hungry families this holiday season. we kicked off our "food for bay area families" fundraiser. you can help the by dropping non-perishable food items to any whole foods or make a cash donation at the checkout. find more information on cbs5.com. 5:54. let's find out what's happening outside and our weather is going to be affecting our traffic but we'll start with tracy and those raindrops that just keep coming down on monday. >> raindrops keep following on your head especially considering this is the third day in a row we're picking up some showers. saturday not that wet but
yesterday it was coming down. a few light showers in san rafael, concord, fairfield and livermore. some morning showers are expected to be the last of it. they will be fairly light in nature. not widespread and scattered for the morning. and for the afternoon, we'll squeeze out some sunshine. here's a look at your seven-day forecast and we have a little bit of everything in there. showers for the morning, afternoon sunshine, highs today in the upper 50s to the lower 60s. more sunshine in the forecast tomorrow. nothing but sunshine. but after that rainfall another storm system coming in so showers are expected wednesday and thursday. friday, saturday, sunday, you can't beat that with a stick. take a look at saturday and sunday, near 70 degrees inland, near 60 at the coast. that's that alabama coming out, can you tell? [ laughter ] >> never heard that before. >> and here's a look at our email@example.com photo. clouds over the sunset directed by richard of san francisco. what a beautiful photo. if you have one would you like to share, feel free to email
your mypix photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. that's a look at your weather. for your traffic, here is elizabeth. >> thank you, tracy. all right. out to fairfield now. new accident involving a pickup truck westbound 80 the ramp from southbound 680 cordelia junction just getting reports of this accident partially blocking the left lane. chp is already out there and we just got a call with art with the kcbs phone force. he says traffic is beginning to back up now on westbound 80 so in the commute direction. looks like we're also seeing slow traffic on southbound 680 itself. live traffic sensors in that area. again westbound 80 right around the southbound 680 connector. all right. out towards the altamont pass, westbound 580 definitely starting to get slow now. we have that earlier accident right there right around greenville road in livermore. it sounds like everything is now clear completely gone. i think even the tow truck left the scene by now. but our drive time still continues to increase. 18 minutes now to take you out towards the dublin interchange and 680. to the south bay we go now. everything pretty good here. we had an earlier accident much earlier this morning on highway
85 near camden. that's now gone so mostly green on our traffic sensors meaning speeds are moving well. here's a live look at 280 traffic heading out of downtown san jose. be careful this morning though if you are coming out of the santa cruz mountains. we have been talking about a lot of wet conditions, gusty conditions and in fact still a wind advisory for the bay bridge. and a quick live look along the peninsula. here's northbound traffic 101 near lagoon. everything looks good heading into san francisco. back to you. >> thank you. in the next half hour their iconic rainbow flags in san francisco, this morning what the city will no longer allow in the castro district. >> the future of same-sex marriage in california in front of a federal appeals court this morning. i'll tell you what's at stake. >> a parolee involved in a high piece is chase put a bart officer in the hospital. we have the very latest from hayward.
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