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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. just one day after a woman was dragged to death in antioch, a meeting today highlighting other problems in that city. plus, no heat since thanksgiving break. students in one bay area school still stuck in cold classrooms this morning. we'll tell you why it's taking so long to get that classroom repaired. good morning. it is wednesday, the 8th of december. i'm sydnie kohara. juliette has the morning off. your team is 6:00. and it is a wet start to this wednesday. let's get a quick look at traffic and weather. we'll go to tracy with a look
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at your forecast and all i see on that is yellow and green, which means somebody's getting rained on out there. >> oh, yeah. a lot of people getting rainfall, sydnie. take a look at it. the yellow showing pockets of heavy rainfall moving through santa rosa towards san rafael. more heavy rainfall in the fairfield and concord areas. that's going to be the drill for the morning. rainfall, some of it heavy at times, and also the drill for the afternoon. we'll take a look at how much rainfall we're expecting and will this be the wettest day of the week? i have your seven-day forecast in just a few moments. that's a look at your weather. for your traffic, here is elizabeth. >> thank you, tracy. that hi-def doppler makes it look bad out there. let's go out towards the bay bridge and all your approaches. so far, so good. the metering lights are off but we have been watching reports of possible standing water. haven't seen any big accidents yet except for the north bay where they are mostly confined to along southbound 101, one in petaluma, another in santa rosa. the east bay and the bay bridge toll plaza actually still looks good. but we're watching for possible
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standing water in those middle lanes and we'll let you know if we see any big delays but this may be the morning to use mass transit even though everything looks okay across the san mateo bridge. this is the commute direction westbound 92. still no delay to take out toward foster city and the peninsula. we'll have much more on your morning commute coming up. back to you. >> thank you. new this morning, students at several oakland schools are still trying to learn in cold classrooms. henry kaiser elementary school has been without central heating since the thanksgiving break. the school turned it off during the break to save money but now says it needs a new part to get it running again. that part is expected to arrive by the end of the week. but it's been a cold couple of weeks for those kids. this is one of many oakland schools that have had heating problems recently. we'll have a live report at 6:30. a registered sex offender is scheduled to be back in court this morning on charges he molested a toddler in a union city store.
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36-year-old eugene ramos is accused of sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl a week ago while her relatives shops in the next aisle. ramos is held without bail. he was in court last week but didn't enter a plea. that's expected to happen today. antioch police made quick work arresting two murder suspects this week. but the force is still shorthanded. anne makovec is in antioch where the mayor is taking action. >> reporter: that mayor is hoping to meet with police top brass sometime today here in antioch to fick out how they are going to try department city safe. he mentioned a couple of arrests. they got lucky frankly on a couple of the recent violence crimes that happened this week. there's been a real spike. here's a look at a map of some of the crimes that took place during a 14-hour period earlier this week. a woman stabbed to death in a grocery store parking lot on monday morning, then some shots fired between vehicles leaving a man hurt that afternoon, a man shot and injured in a carjacking that evening, and
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then a woman is hit and killed in a hit-and-run dragging yesterday morning. here's a look at that crime scene. police say a man drove a woman to this market just before 2 a.m. when she got out of the truck there appeared to be some sort of argument. then he ran her over, dragging her body through the parking lot. she died. he was arrested. police are still trying to figure out what their relationship was and why he may have killed her. a nearby market manager says that area near cavallo and 18th has become a real haven for the homeless and prostitution. so we have seen some violent crimes and we have also seen again an increase as that market manager said in prostitution. in the meantime, there are fewer officers to help solve these crimes. so that is what the meeting today is going to be about between the mayor and police officials. but the budget problems as we have been talking about all over the area also exist here in antioch. we'll talk a little bit more about that coming up at 6:30. >> thank you, anne makovec in
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antioch. the governor-elect is the center of attention in sacramento today. jerry brown holding a meeting about state budget deficit. and he has invited all the state lawmakers and constitutional officers. among them is outgoing governor arnold schwarzenegger's finance director. he decided to keep her in that position in his administration. elizabeth edwards is being remembered as a woman who showed courage through tragedy, betrayal and her own six-year battle with cancer. joel brown tells us how she has become a symbol of strength. >> reporter: elizabeth edwards died tuesday morning at her home in chapel hill, north carolina, surrounded by her three children, friends and her ex-husband, john. a statement released by her family reads, today we have lost the comforts of elizabeth's presence but she remains the heart of this family. edwards' family said monday she had weeks to live. she posted a message on her facebook page that said, the
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days of our lives for all of us are numbered. the days i do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. the post continued, it is impossible to put into words the love and gratitude i feel to everyone who has and continues to support and inspire me every day. to you, i simply say, you know. with love, elizabeth. >> reporter: president obama said he and the first lady are deeply saddened by the passing. he said she revealed the kind of fortitude and grace that will long remain a source of inspiration. vice president biden and secretary of state hillary clinton also released statements. biden said edwards fought a brave battle. clinton said she made her mark on america and will not be forgotten. edwards looked well at one of her final appearances. the "stand up 2 cancer" fundraiser in september. >> cancer doesn't care that you have young children who need their mother. >> reporter: it was breast cancer that refused to stop its deadly spread. elizabeth edwards was 61.
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joel brown, cbs news, washington. scattered showers today, let's get another check of weather and traffic before you head out the door. okay, tracy. which city is going to get hit the hardness is. >> you know, santa rosa has been heaviest rainfall since 5 a.m. you can see a little yellow moving through santa rosa. that's pockets of heavy rainfall, downpours in that area. more heavy rainfall outside of san rafael and more heavy rainfall in the concord area. we are going to move in closer because we are seeing some pockets of heavy rainfall and it's all moving off to the northeast a bit. so benicia, you're looking at a pocket of heavier rainfall moving towards your area. concord light rainfall as a batch of heavier -- a line of heavier showers moving into pittsburg and antioch and also headed in toward the brentwood area. this morning, we are expecting cloudy with rainfall, and delays on arrivals at sfo around 2 hours. if you are traveling this
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morning, call ahead. that's a look at your weather. for your traffic, here is elizabeth. affic, here is >> thank you, tracy. all of our problems have been confined to the north bay. you mentioned santa rosa getting hard hit. we saw several spinouts in that area. here's live look through san rafael. you can see the glistening on the freeways so obviously wet pavement through that stretch. we still have this accident up in petaluma. sounds like everything is cleared to the right shoulder. southbound 101 is right there approaching highway 116. the again two cars spun out here. it was blocking the right lane. tow crews are on scene now but everything is off to the right shoulder and speeds are moving well through the cotati grade. all right. elsewhere i'm going to try to click past this. live look 880 through oakland the eats bay has been looking good. we haven't seen any big incidents in the east bay. added volume of traffic past the coliseum but no impact on the drive time toward downtown.
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call or click today. widespread rainfall across the bay area and it's really coming down in the santa rosa area. another line of heavy rainfall moving towards sonoma and also through petaluma. how much heavy rainfall can you expect during the day? we'll take a look at your forecast coming up. welcome back, everyone. some state lawmakers are criticizing the head of california's public utilities commission. assemblyman jerry hill and others met yesterday in san bruno, the site of a deadly gas line explosion. they are accusing the puc chief of lax oversight. hill wrote a bill calling for the utilities it prioritize pipeline repairs near fault lines and install valves that could automatically shut off a ruptured line. >> and to make sure that the california public utilities
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commission holds utilities more accountable for inspections and repairs to california's pipeline infrastructure to be sure that disasters like san bruno never happen again. >> the bill would also ban utilities from using ratepayor money to pay for penalties levied by the puc. this morning, california is going overseas for a lethal injection drug. the prison department says it ordered sodium thiopental from a supplier in great britain. production problems at california's domestic manufacturer have nearly drained the state's supply. that's one of the reasons prison official cancelled an execution in september. so far, it has not been rescheduled. a san diego house called the bomb factory could be burned down as early as today. neighbors are being asked to evacuate just in case. pound and pounds of homemade explosives were found last week there. sheriff's deputies say it's so dangerous that no one can go
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inside. fire crews will build a special fireproof wall around it to contain the fire. it is 6:14. a crime lab gets the nod in one bay area city. the sketchy past with one employee and what she allegedly did with evidence. plus a green light for new transbay terminal. what defiant building owners were forced to do. all right. we're just getting word now of a new six-car injury crash on the upper deck of the bay bridge. as you can see, they are turning the camera now so we can see the traffic is beginning to stack up already on the incline. chp and ambulance both heading to the scene. we'll talk more about alternates right after the break. ,,,,,,,,,,
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all right. good morning. we have breaking traffic news right now. i would avoid the bay bridge. we just got word of a six-car injury crash. it is on the upper deck of the bay bridge. it sounds like it's right near the beginning of the "s" curve. again, injuries reported. an ambulance is headed to the scene. at least one right lane is blocked. traffic is already stacking up
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jammed solid approaching the incline. the metering lights, we haven't heard if they are turned on yet but they will likely be turned on very shortly. this is just reported just after 6:00. so i would start looking for alternates now. bart is running on time. so you may want to consider bart this morning as well as the san mateo bridge. san mateo bridge so far moving well. we have been talking a lot about these rain showers, slick spots on surfaces. so yeah, watch out for that. not sure what caused this crash but again, six-car injury crash right now blocking at least one lane on the upper deck of the bay bridge. we'll have much more on your morning commute coming up. that's your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. the rainfall doesn't help and probably the reason why we're dealing with a big pipeup on the bay bridge is because it's really coming down out there. widespread rainfall is extending all the way down to livermore, san jose, and redwood city. and em bedded in this large line of rainfall, these showers, are some heavy downpours so we are going to move in closer to show you
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where we're seeing heavier rainfall moving into the bay area. that's into novato, where we have a little yellow there. that's where you're more likely to run into brief heavy downpours, also through mill valley and into richmond. this rain is in the forecast through the afternoon. here's a look at what to expect this morning out the door. a frontal system is moving through the bay area keeping us with a line of showers as well as rainfall expected well during the morning and also into the afternoon. so our forecast for the morning, cloudy with rainfall, we also have delays at sfo this morning around 2 hours because of the weather. so if you are traveling, i would definitely keep abreast of the weather. this afternoon, rainfall likely and also something else. let's look at how much rainfall we can x up to 1.5" in the north bay. it's been coming down there for the past couple of hours, up to three-tenths in the east bay, up it a quarter in the
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south bay. half inch in the peninsula as well as the santa cruz mountains. five-day forecast, more leftover showers expected thursday and friday. and sunshine expected saturday, sunday and monday. so that will give you an opportunity to dry out for a bit. tunity to dry out for a back to you. >> thank you. again, a big traffic accident on the bay bridge might be an area you want to avoid this morning. 6:20. despite a string of recent scandal, the san francisco crime lab has received accreditation. they accepted a certificate on monday. but only the dna and ballistics testing portions of the lab have been accredited. the drug testing program will remain shut down. a lab tech in that department is accused of stealing cocaine from evidence samples. san fernando's 6500 homeless people will have a new place to find help soon. it's called daily homeless connected. it will operate in the tenderloin where many homeless are centered. the examiner reports that the
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injury crash on the upper deck. it's near the beginning of the "s" curve. it looks like our camera is spinning around now to show you what it looks like as cars approach the pay gates. we believe that lanes are still blocked as you approach treasure island. we'll talk much more about alternates coming up. >> thank you. 6:24. finding a gift for someone can be tough making it last all year long though, that can be even tougher. wouldn't that be great, though? but we have a guy who can help us do that today. brian cooley editor at large with cnet. you have some great gifts. you want something people love all year long. >> gifts that keep giving like you say. check this out. the jitterbug phone is great for folks with either visual or impairment or elderly. it has a big display and keyboard. it's $100 for the phone pricey for a basic phone. service starts at 15 a month but they will like it all year long. great emergency phone more
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photos. >> great gift. okay, brian, love those ideas. thank you. it is 6:26. coming up, well, we'll update you on that bad accident on the bay bridge. elizabeth will take a look at that. plus students in the east bay stuck in cold classrooms all day. and this has been happening for a couple of weeks. what's taking so long to fix their heater. we'll have live report in two minutes. stay with us. widespread rainfalls across the bay area this morning. and some of it pretty heavy. got a pocket of some heavy downpours in the hayward and union city areas moving towards pleasanton and livermore. more weather in just a few moments. ,, ,,
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it's 6:30 a-m good morning. it is wednesday, the 8th of december. i'm sydnie kohara. juliette has the morning off. your time is 6:30. we are following a serious car crash on the bay bridge. let's go to elizabeth now to talk about the backup and alternates. >> thanks, sydnie. yeah. we just got off the phone with chp. they say traffic is improving. they just cleared what is now a three-car crash on the upper deck near the "s" curve cleared out of lanes of. it was reported as six cars. again, chp says it's three cars but this was an injury crash.
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soto crews and an ambulance are still on scene. again, this happened just after 6:00 westbound 80 near the beginning of the "s" curve. as you can see, they turned the metering lights on shortly after this happened. jammed solid up the incline all the way towards treasure island. and we are beginning to see a backup as well at the bay bridge toll plaza so yeah, let's talk about alternates. bart might be a good option for you this morning as well as the san mateo bridge. so far we have not seen any big delays on westbound 92 heading towards foster city and the peninsula. in fact, traffic is lighter than typical. only about 14 minutes still out of hayward. and eastbound 92 looks good. richmond/san rafael bridge, also a good option this morning on westbound 580 pretty quiet towards marin. back to you. >> thank you. it is cold, it is wet, and some oakland schools haven't had heat since the thanksgiving break. anser hassan is at henry j kaiser elementary to explain why those kids are getting
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another chilly reception this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: well, with the cold comes the rain. and with the budget cut comes no heat at least at oakland schools. we are live at kaiser elementary school here in the oakland hills where these little kids have been without heat since thanksgiving. because of budget cuts, the district shut down the heating system to save money. it's called the going dark policy in the second year. they are having problems getting the heater back on but it's not a situation where you just turn the thermostat on and off. at kaiser the boiler was shut off and they don't have the parts to turn it back on. reports indicate that the school, which already cut its maintenance staff, didn't know that's how the system worked. that you need a special part to turn the boiler back on so these kids have been without "power" since thanksgiving. the school is trying to implement a different system moving kids around, bringing in special heaters. but it hasn't helped all the
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students. we have calls into the district. we are waiting to hear back but we are getting some indication that they are hoping to have this problem fixed by tomorrow. live in oakland, anser hassan, cbs 5. >> anser, it will be interesting. they shut it down for thanksgiving, what's going to happen during christmas? and will they have this problem all over again? let's hope those kids get some heat soon. thanks very much, anser hassan in oakland this morning. 6:33. a very wet wednesday. we have seen some spinouts. we just talked about that big three-car crash on the bay bridge. we're also hearing about some delays at sfo. so tracy, everybody is watching your live doppler. >> i know. we got the best doppler in town, that's because it is realtime. and it shows you exactly who is picking up what. we got heavy rainfall from santa rosa all the way down to fremont and livermore. that's where you see the yellow. that's where we have embedded downpours. that's when you're driving with light rainfall and all of a sudden it just picks up out of nowhere is it this is where the nowhere is through santa
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rosa, livermore fremont and into concord. we are going to move in closer and show you some of those pockets of heavier rainfall and they are moving into parts of the east bay. benicia, hercules and richmond right now looking at some heavier rainfall. this line of showers will be moving through the benicia area and also another line of heavy rainfall moving into the pittsburg area this morning. rainfall heavy this morning out the door. temperatures in morning relatively mild across the bay area. delays on arrivals at sfo around two hours so if you are traveling this morning, you might be a little late. rainfall likely in the afternoon and highs in the upper 50s. north bay location a lot of standing water expected up to 1.5" of rainfall by the end of the day. we'll have a look at the weekend forecast, i'm always thinking about the weekend, coming up. >> thank you. there is hey shortage of police officers in one east bay city but they catched two murder suspects this week.
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anne makovec is in antioch, with what that mayor plans to do now. that mayor plans to anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. he is planning on meeting with the police top brass today. you did mention there were a couple of arrests and police got lucky really in those cases. one of the suspects turned himself in and according to police, ended up confession. but they have several unsolved crimes and the real concern is that crimes seem to be spiking and the number of officers is going down, unfortunately, because of budget cuts. here's a map of some of the crimes that happened here in antioch over the past -- actually earlier this week in the span before 14 hours. on monday morning a woman was stabbed to death in a grocery store parking lot. then some shots were fired between vehicles leaving a man hurt that afternoon. a man was shot and injured in a carjacking that evening. and then a woman is killed in a hit-and-run dragging yesterday morning. here's a look at that crime scene. police say that a man drove a woman to the market just before
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2 a.m. when she got out of the truck, he apparently ran her over dragging her body through the parking lot. that man, again, according to police, did confess. they were able to solve that, but that's one of at least 10 murders in antioch this year. twice the number of last year. there are fewer officers to help solve them. in fact, officers are being pulled from their normal beats to become murder investigators in these cases. 50 police positions are open right now. that is a vacancy rate of 35% here in antioch. the department is not able to fill those jobs right now because of budget problems. again, a similar story to what we have heard in a lot of bay area cities but it really is raising some concerns here in antioch because of the spate of violent crimes. the mayor wants to meet with the police chief today and other police brass to figure out how to keep the streets of antioch safe even with fewer officers. >> thank you, anne makovec in
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antioch this morning. he is not governor yet but jerry brown is already getting to work tackling the state's budget crisis. he will be holding a meeting in sacramento today about the state budgeted deficit. he has invited all the state lawmakers and constitutional officers. among them, is the current finance director, brown has decided to keep her in that position in his administration. supervisors in san francisco say they need a little more time to choose an interim mayor. it's up to them to choose a replacement for gavin newsom, who is moving up to sacramento as lieutenant governor. yesterday the board of supervisors delayed the decision making process for at least another week. parking at broken meters in san francisco is still free at least for another month. the city's transportation agency was deadlocked on a vote to impose a one-hour time limit on the spot. right now, drivers can park at a broken meter as long as they don't overstay the maximum time posted. the mta will revise the meter policy and bring it back to the
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board in january. the san jose city council is urging the state's high- speed rail authority to keep studying the option of an underground tunnel downtown. that echoes the feelings of many leaders in the cities along the proposed route. they are concerned that an elevated track would be an eyesore. the rail authority has said a tunnel would be unfeasible adding $2 billion to construction costs in san jose plan. the authority says elevated tracks can be designed to look attractive but mayor reed and the city council want to keep options open. >> tell us what is tunneling all about. and then you're at least able to have that conversation knowing that all the facts are on the table and then we could actually get to whether it's underground or above ground. and if it's above ground, what does it look like? >> the city plans to adopt visual guidelines for any above ground options. in san francisco, supervisors approved a plan to use eminent domain to buy up properties needed for a new
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transbay terminal. four properties stand in the way of the transbay transit center project because the owners have not agreed to settlement. the authority in charge. project has already acquired 13 other properties. demolition has already begun on the old building. microsoft is adding new tools to make surfing the web safer. kcbs radio's matt bigler is live in san jose with how the company plans to protect users from being tracked. >> reporter: good morning. there's been a lot of concern just recently about just the amount that websites track you and gather personal information about you without users ever knowing about it. the ftc is looking into this. they are reportedly creating a do not track button that will allow users to opt out of any online tracking and now microsoft is rolling out internet explorerrer 9 sometime next year that will come with a version of this button. it's called an antitracking tool that will basically block websites from gathering information on you when they
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are on the website. it's not as simple as a button. you have to add websites to a list that will then be added to the do not track feature. we talked to kcbs technology analyst larry magid about this. he said it's a step closer but there are some cases with your may want to be tracked on line. >> my only concern about turning offer tracking is that some advertisers may say, if you don't let us track you, we are going to charge you. so if you want to come to our website and read our news or use our services, either be tracked or be charged. >> reporter: this antitracking tool was supposed to be included in net explorer 8, the version out now but according to the "wall street journal," that was scrapped at the last minute because some advertisers raised concerns that that antitracking tool would negatively impact their business. and so microsoft held off. they are now releasing it in internet explorer 9 available
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sometime next year. matt bigler, cbs 5. >> thank you. just one more thing you have to keep up with when you turn on your computer. >> reporter: pretty much. >> matt bigler in san jose. it is 6:41. coming up, some 6 your favorite television shows -- some of your favorite television shows could be coming to netflix. we have a new deal ahead in your moneywatch report. >> plus 30 years later actor john lennon's death. what's being released for the first time ever. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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we continue to follow this injury crash in the upper deck of the bay bridge right before the "s" curve. you can see traffic is moving along much better approaching the accident scene. all those cars involved in the crash and chp have all been cleared to the right shoulder. so now we are just left with worse-than-usual delays on the upper deck heading into san francisco. that's the biggest backup up the incline towards th "s" curve. jammedled to to the 880 overcrossing. the good news is they were able to clear the crash out of lanes quickly. just minor injuries were involved so again, right now the clean-up is over. now we are just left with these
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extra delays. san mateo bridge if you are looking for an alternate, that's been moving along fine in the commute direction westbound 92 all morning as well as mass transit. bart might be a good option, as well. everything is running on time for bart, ace, muni and caltrain. it is wet out there and we have seen several spinouts on the road. we have a couple of injury crashes as well on approaches to the bay bridge. on the eastshore freeway, westbound 80 approaching central avenue you can see speeds there under 20 miles per hour. let's check the forecast with tracy. >> hey, thank you, elizabeth. so our forecast for this morning, it's busy out there. we have rain in the sacramento area. they are getting a lot of rain this morning. it is widespread impacting all of the bay area. some places picking up heavier rainfall than others. so jovial in here this
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morning. [ laughter ] >> here's the hi-def doppler looking at heavier rainfall moving into the santa rosa area. those showers are going to be a big deal this morning through healdsburg and also some heavier rainfall through bodega bay, petaluma and moving into the novato area. we'll continue to move down just a little bit more. east bay locations got some heavy rainfall through benicia and concord illustrated by the yellow that you see there and also some downpours coming into san rafael, mill valley and a line of heavier rainfall moving into the san francisco area for this morning. as we continue to move down to the south bay locations, light rainfall through san mateo redwood city into san jose. but we do have a batch of heavier rainfall through palo alto, fremont, union city and hayward moving into pleasanton as well as livermore. so the forecast for the morning, widespread rainfall expected. also delays on arivals at sfo around 2 hours. temperatures in the mid-50s to the mid-40s. rainfall likely through the afternoon with today's highs in the upper 50s. this rainfall will be 1.5" in
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the north bay, three-tenths east bay, quarter in the south bay, a half an inch in the peninsula and santa cruz mountains. we are expecting the brunt of it north of the golden gate for today. here's a look at our five-day forecast. heavier rainfall today, widespread. a few pockets of showers in the forecast thursday and friday. and then saturday, sunday and monday, plenty of sunshine with more showers expected tuesday. that's a look at your weather. for your traffic, here is elizabeth. >> thank you, tracy. >> thank you. got to get through those few days of rainfall, tracy. thanks very much. it is 6:47. a new deal for netflix and an east bay drugmaker gets some good news that sends its stocks soaring. let's go to jason brooks with kcbs and jason, good morning. >> good morning, sydnie. very good news for arnex pharmaceuticals out of emeryville. they have an experimental drug designed to attack advanced multiple myeloma the cancer that attacks the bone marrow
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of about 50,000 americans, very deadly, they extended the life-span an average of 266 patients from 9 months to 15 months. and also, resulted in fewer side effects compared to other drug treatments that those patients had undergone. e that sent the stock of the company up 13% yesterday. it's up a little more this morning, as well. they say they will likely file for fda approval sometime in the first six months of next year. it would be a huge bonus for the company if indeed that came through. netflix has just signed an agreement with abc and the disney channel to show their movies online through their new streaming service. netflix recently just started their streaming-only option for eight bucks a month, also available on their other more expensive plans that include dvds, as well. this is a big deal. it will show these episodes 15 days after they first debut on tv. netflix just continues to grow its library, a real big threat
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to other media companies out there. its shares have almost quadrupled in price $50 in january, near $200. although they are pulling back a little bit on this deal, no terms were announced. stock market up a little bit right now. dow up 17. nasdaq up 10. s&p up 3. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and it is 6:49. president obama facing an uphill battle convincing fell throw democrats in the house to support -- fellow democrats in the house to support his compromise. some democrats complain he gave in to republican demands including a lower estate tax and tax cuts for the wealthy. the president says compromise is the way to get a plan passed. he says if nothing is approved, everyone will pay higher taxes next year and unemployment benefits would expire for millions of americans. >> the long political fight that carried over into next year might have been good politics but it would have been
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bad for the economy and the american people. >> vice president joe biden will try to sell the deal to house democrats later today. google has unveiled plans it believes will shake up the computer industry. yesterday, the mountain view- based company showing off its new chrome web browser. the chrome web store and the upcoming chrome operating system. google says the new web-based operating system will be more secure than standard operating systems. the new chrome notebook using the new operating system should be on the market by the middle of next year. and today marks 30 years since the death of john lennon. the founding member of the beatles was shot to death on this date in 1980 near his new york city apartment. rolling stone magazine is mark the occasion by releasing lennon's final print interview conducted three days before he died. he talked about being a good father to his son sean and a strong bond with wife yoko ono
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and long-time bandmate paul mccar. any. months after rejecting a bike lane outside a new york store ikea is giving its workers bikes for christmas. the home furniture giant is handing out more than 12,000 bicycles nation wide. the company insists it is in favor of bikes, just not the bike lane which ikea says would put cyclists, buses and cars in danger. pets across the country can expect something under the christmas tree this year. in a poll from, 53% of all pet owners will get their animals a present this holiday. dogs will fare better than cats. 56% of pooches can expect a gift but only 48% of cats. but you know what? cats don't care. the poll also shows women who own pets are more generous than men. now for a look at what's coming up later this morning on "the early show" erica hill joins from us new york. erica good morning. >> good morning. i would like to know that 100% of the pets in my home will be getting gifts both the dog and
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cats, my cat lulu cares. she likes the catnip. >> i don't think mine cares. mine is very indifferent to everything. >> you need to put on extra ribbons. >> make it more interesting. >> it's like a game and it will keep her mind sharp, too. just ahead this morning, no gift for your pets but i think that's coming up later so don't worry we'll get to that on "the early show" before the holidays arrive. we are looking back at the life of elizabeth edwards. some close friends will join us to share memories of her and talk about what this battle is like at the very end for her. so many people coming by to lend support and comfort and be with her there at home as she fought this to the end. we'll talk more about that. also, president obama in hot water this morning. fellow democrats are just outraged over his decision to extend those bush era tax cuts. we are going to check in with a close advisor to see what's next and whether they think they can get the votes to get this passed. plenty of democrats saying don't move so quickly.
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also the science of shopping. retailers are doing their bit of course to lure you in. they want you to stop, shop and spend. but we are going to let you know what those little tricks of the trade are so you can let it be your decision whether or not you would like to give in to these little attempts to get you to spend more. so you will be armed with lots of good information. >> okay. but when you're shopping at the last minute usually never helps, does it? [ laughter ] >> oh, forget it. yeah. and for someone like me who has done no shopping yet? >> you are in trouble. they will get you. okay, erica. we'll see you at 7:00 on "the early show." thank you very much. it's 6:53. learning in the cold. a major distraction for some east bay students this morning. why they have been without heat since the thanksgiving break. ,, lots of lotions promised healing. this one actually does it. [ female announcer ] gold bond ultimate healing lotion.
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jackets on it is 6:56 on this rainy monday. excuses me, morning. some students in oakland will be wearing coats in class because they have been without heat since thanksgiving break. anser hassan joins us from kaiser elementary school to explain why the heat is off. anser, good morning. >> good morning. that's right.
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cold classrooms. that's the situation here at kaiser elementary school in the oakland hills. they have been without heat since the thanksgiving holiday. here's the problem. because of budget cuts, the district has a going dark policy where they turn the heating systems off to save money. well, at kaiser elementary school the boiler was shut off but they don't have the parts to turn it back on. now, reports indicate that the school which has already had maintenance staff cuts didn't know how to turn the system back on because they didn't know how it works. the students have been without heat since thanksgiving about two weeks now. they have put in some temporary measures special heaters and moved kids around to different classrooms but that hasn't helped all the students. we have called out to district official. we'll continue to follow this story. back to you. >> thank you, anser hassan. let's get another look at traffic and weather before you head out the door. and one is affecting the other so tracy? >> yeah, i know. busy this morning, sydnie.
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here we are with our hi-def doppler. santa rosa got a lot of heavy rainfall this morning moving into parts of the north bay as well as san rafael and also looking at some heavier rainfall in san francisco. so we are going to move in closer there because many people are moving and also traveling driving into the city this morning. and that's where we're seeing some heavy downpours in the san francisco area, mill valley as well as san rafael. and that line of heavier rainfall will be moving towards richmond, berkeley, oakland and alameda through the morning in the next five to 10 minutes so keep that in nine. forecast for today, rainfall expected during the day. heavy at times. highs today in the upper 50s. a few leftover showers thursday and friday. saturday, sunday and monday, we'll have plenty of sunshine with warmer temperatures expected. that's your weather. for your traffic, here's elizabeth. >> thanks, all that green and all that yellow and doppler radar, caused a few messes earlier this morning including on the upper deck of the bay
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bridge near the "s" curve. three-car minor injury crash was cleared quickly. bad news, we are left with a backup. it looks typical actually for this time of the morning, though. it's ineverything just beyond the 880 over-- it's inching just beyond the 880 overcrossing 15 minutes to get on the bridge. that earlier crash cleared off the shoulder. it was before treasure island. south bay extra congestion northbound 101. and 280 extra backed up, as well. drivers taking it extra slow because of course we have a lot of slick surfaces. our driver times are a little heavier than normal. almost a half hour on westbound 580 from the altamont pass towards the dublin interchange and highway 4 another really slow spot from a street towards somersville. and unusually slow actually towards willow pass. back to you. >> thank you. >> thanks so much to you for watching cbs 5 "early edition." we'll see you bright and early tomorrow morning at 4 :30 a.m. we


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