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personal attack. good morning, it's friday, december 10. i'm sydnie kohara. >> i'm robert lyles. out the door this morning, up and rising early, a dense fog advisory is in effect for the bay bridge. let's get to tracy humphrey who will give us a little more details. >> we are ready to dry out, tracy. >> i know. you guys have just been pushing me all morning! you know what? i can see why. the last couple of days rain, this morning mist and fog and plenty of clouds again. but dry weather is on the way. and it is just in time for the weekend. we'll take a look at today's forecast and also your weekend forecast in just a few moments. in the meantime, here's a look at your traffic with elizabeth. >> yeah. it's been a busy 5:00 hour. it's still pretty busy as we come into 6:00 now. still dealing with the police chase that ended in a crash eastbound 80 at university avenue. the investigation continues there and they still have the right lane blocked off. if you are commuting westbound 80 towards the bay bridge toll plaza slight delays in the cash
lanes but all lanes have fog. fog advisory in effect for the entire span. we have better news in vallejo where they cancelled a traffic alert an re-opened the wilson avenue on-ramp to westbound 37. much more on your morning commute coming up. back to you >> thank you. are a parent in the north bay, you are asked -- if you are a parent in the north bay, you are asked to be on alert this morning. anne makovec is in petaluma with what police are looking for and why. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. no crimes were committed. but a creepy incident that police want parents and students here at grant elementary school to be aware of. it happened yesterday on grant avenue. apparently a 9-year-old girl and her brother were walking near the school, which is just a few blocks away from their house, which is on mcnear avenue. the kids say they noticed a van across from the house. they went to the house and say a man got out of the van and appeared to be coming after them ringing the doorbell. they didn't answer the door and
he eventually left. but according to the girl's mother, it was kind of creepy because the man was making constant eye contact with the little girl during the incident. now, here's a description of the man from police. he's short, gray hair, wearing a blue jacket and bluejeans. the van was a gray older model box style van. so at the very least, be aware of your surroundings. if you see a van or a man that is giving you the creeps, let police know here in petaluma. >> thank you, anne makovec live in petaluma. a belmont school is on alert after a dead deer was found on a school field. police believe a mountain lion and her cub are responsible. the carcass was discovered yesterday morning at ralston middle school in an area regularly used for school p.e. classes. police say if you are confronted by a mountain lion, do not run. try to scare off the cat by
making noise or throwing something at it. medical marijuana supporters in the south bay plan to announce a lawsuit today against agents raiding pot dispensaries. the latest raids yesterday when police searched 7 spots in san jose, morgan hill and gilroy. authorities say the operation was not prompted by the fact that the dispensaries were selling pot. it's who they were selling it to. some of the buyers are legitimate medical marijuana patients. the raids are inconvenient to some who have a card from their doctors. >> they seemed to operate fairly as far as i knew. they were all by the book. >> the task force involved in the south bay raids also says the marijuana sellers are illegally profiting from their sales. this morning, there will be a hearing in san francisco on a plan by governor schwarzenegger to sell state buildings and then lease them back. in a lawsuit critics of the
plan say it is unconstitutional and will cost the state more money than it saves in the long run. the plaintiffs are two businessmen whom the governor dismissed from the los angeles state building authority last spring. a bay area woman is ready for a legal battle with the dmv. amber is suing claiming she got a nasty letter from the agency. she completed several years transitioning from a man to a woman. she went to the dmv on fell street in san francisco and filed a document for a license. soon thereafter she allegedly got a letter from the clerk who helped her. >> this essentially is telling me that i'm, you know, what i'm doing is evil, what i am is evil, that i'm going to hell, that i should die... >> it's inconceivable that they would allow someone who discriminated against to continue to have access to private information. >> now, no one at dmv or the state level office would
respond to our requests for comment. time now 6:05. let's get another check of weather and traffic. we have rain and drizzle, tracy. it's freezing in the studio. >> yeah. it's going to be a wet cloudy morning and again with fog out there we have delays on arrivals at sfo around an hour for the morning. temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to near 60 degrees. for this afternoon, sun and clouds expected. small chance of showers. all in all, not a bad day. but definitely it could be slow getting out the door because of all the different things going on weather-wise and they are also impacting your traffic. here's a look at your traffic this morning with elizabeth. >> thanks, tracy. yeah, we had some new information coming out this earlier police chase in berkeley. eastbound 80 at university avenue -- shimmy on over here -- they just re-opened all
lanes in the eastbound direction. stretches of the frontage road in becker are still block of to continue the investigation. this crash is as a result of a police chase and we are hearing reports that the suspect may have been wanted for assault with a deadly weapon. the investigation continues. chp still out there. but it's on the shoulder and there is no delay to traffic east- or westbound 80 in the commute direction towards the bay bridge. a lot of fog for our morning commute. it's a wet foggy start. misty start as well if you are crossing the golden gate bridge. but again, they did cancel an earlier traffic alert in vallejo. they have re-opened the westbound 37 ramp after an overturned ramp near wilson avenue. back to you. >> thank you. it is 6:07. elizabeth edwards will be laid to rest today. who will not be speaking at the funeral. plus, a twist for the man who stopped traffic on the bay bridge. why some of the charges have been dropped against him.
later on today we are still expecting a small chance of a passing shower way mix of sun and clouds. sausalito today at 59 degrees. 62 in san francisco. and walnut creek and 64 in santa clara. will the rain showers ruin your weekend? we'll have your weekend forecast in just a few moments. >> thank you. some of the charges have been dropped against the man who stopped traffic on the bay bridge last month. a san francisco judge dismissed kidnapping and false imprisonment charges against craig carlos valentino from antioch. that's because there was insufficient evidence that his 16-year-old daughter was held against her will in his suv. federal transportation officials are providing an additional $600 million to california for high-speed rail construction. those funds are part of a redirection from wisconsin and ohio to states who are more
eager to build rail lines. california is getting the biggest chunk, $624 million. construction will start in 2012 and service between the bay area and l.a. could start by 2020. a house described as a bomb factory in san diego is nothing but ash this morning. the bomb squad set fire to the escondido home yesterday. it had been rented by a suspected bank robber and contained pounds of dangerous explosives and chemicals. investigators decided the safest way to destroy the material was to burn the house down. not surprisingly, some neighbors questioned that strategy. >> until last night i was thinking this is going to be a nice view but then the concerns were what if it blasted and we didn't evacuate and something tragic happened? >> it was intense. flames reached four stories high. the sheriff says the whole
operation went smoothly. air quality experts were on hand to monitor the smoke and the fumes. 6:12. muni clearing up a mess. the new policy designed to help frustrated riders. and later she is one of the newest leaders of california. we are speaking live with our next attorney general, kamala harris. and traffic is stacking up especially in the cash lanes of the bay bridge toll plaza. chp just cancelled a fog advisory for the bay bridge so it looks like things are improving there. we'll have much more on your morning commute coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
well, good morning. flied morningfriday morning, cloudy, foggy and drizzle. not expecting widespread rainfall we had this time yesterday morning. we are expecting something else. check out that, more delays at sfo this morning around one hour on arrivals. temperatures for the morning, as you head out the door to work, you might need the umbrellas from the car. it's a 20% chance of showers. satellite and radar clouds still moving through the bay area. and as long as those clouds
continue to move through, the chance of showers will continue to be in the forecast. and that will be well through the afternoon. but eventually things will change. high pressure comes we call this a ridge. it moves everything up to the north a bit that's going to change our flow. it will cut off the cloud, the moisture, dry weather will build in. temperatures will warm up and an amazing weekend is expected. excited, yeah, i am. rain and snow mix friday and saturday. sunday nothing but sunshine. temperatures warming up to the upper 50s to the upper 50s. not a bad forecast for the sierra area all in all. five-day forecast five-day forecast, here we go. take a look at the weekend. saturday, sunday and monday near 70 inland, 60s at the bay and lower to mid-60s at the coast with plenty of sunshine. another round of showers back in the forecast tuesday, wednesday and thursday. traffic, elizabeth, how's it going? >> yes. it is going okay. a little bit better. very busy 5:00 hour.
kind of a rough start to the 6:00 hour but looks like things are calming down just a bit. we are dealing with a lot of fog and wet pavement out there. but they did just go ahead and cancel a fog advisory for the bay bridge toll plaza. we were honestly surprised because obviously you can see that it's foggy approaching the pay gates but they cancelled it. it was just about 10 minutes ago. so things are improving across the span. the metering lights are off. traffic is stacking up a bit in some of the cash lanes. looks like it's almost to the end of that first overcrossing but fastrak users are getting by fine. word of a stall by the way approaching one of the pay gates tollbooth number3. 166 minutes to take out towards the dublin interchange. we have following breaking story all morning. all lanes have re-opened. eastbound 80 at university avenue though the frontage road
in the area remains closed. the investigation continues involving a high-speed chase with the oaklan police department. eastbound okay, usual slow traffic in the commute direction westbound 80 towards the macarthur maze. mass transit might be a good option this morning. we have had a lot going on. bart, ace, muni and caltrain all reporting everything on time. that is your traffic. back to you guys upstairs. >> thank you. it is 6:19. let's take a look at today's top stories. petaluma police have a warning for parents. they are looking for a man accused of trying to contact a 9-year-old girl and her brother as they were walking home from grant elementary school. now, the man was in a gray older model box style van. muni is working to give travelers a smoother ride. lately several lines have seen an increase in short turns or switch backs. riders are often forced off the train before reaching their
destination. the agency is looking into changes that will help keep travelers from being stranded. and the winner was not able to attend today's nobel peace prize ceremony in norway. chinese activist is in jail in china accused of trying to overthrow the government. the head of the nobel committee placed the prize on an empty chair that the winner would have occupied. it's 6:20. elizabeth edwards' oldest daughter will speak at her mother's funeral this weekend. a public memorial service will be held tomorrow afternoon at a church in raleigh, north carolina. other speakers include two of edwards a long-time friends. john edwards is not scheduled to speak. the service is open to the public. but the burial will be private. edwards died tuesday after a six-year battle with cancer. 6:20. a lawsuit could redefine the rules of high school wrestling. >> what one athlete did that has him facing criminal charges. ,,,,,,,,
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a freshman claims that he was sexually assaulted during the move. joe vazquez now on what the move is and why the freshman's parents say it went too far. >> get a little leverage there and i doon it. >> reporter: wrestling coach gene has been teaching young people for 25 years at the eureka valley wreck center. he says a wrestling move called a butt drag is common used to get opponents off balance. >> he is coming this way take me down i basically turn my hip into him and put this hand on his butt so i drag him by. it's a shuck by. >> reporter: what happens if the move is taken too far? a 17-year-old in clovis near fresno is finding out. the district attorney charged him with molestation. it happened at a high school wrestling event in front of packages and coaches. the 17 -- in front of parents and coaches. the 17-year-old said he was just doing a butt drag.
later the 14-year-old said he was hurt and felt he was sexually assaulted. >> some people said you kind of penetrate the an in us for just a brief period of time to prod the wrestler along. >> reporter: the d.a. offered aimee bargain but the client turned it down. >> regardless if it was a move that was taught or not it's a violation of somebody. >> i just can't believe it! >> reporter: the coach says it's possible the 17-year-old was horse playing and went too far. or that perhaps he slipped and accidentally mishandled his teammates. >> these things happen. they just happen. if he had broken that kid's nose i would be more upset. but because he did this? kids do lots of stupid things. >> reporter: the 17-year-old has been expelled from school. he is scheduled to go to trial next month. joe vazquez, cbs 5. the cruise ship that hit very rough seas off south america is safely at port this morning. these are new pictures this morning of the crew arriving
safely. 88 americans and a crew of 77 survived the stormy seas with only one injury being reported. the ship was towed to port in southern argentina yesterday. >> we had 15-meter seas, 45 feet. and it was very difficult. >> it would go from side to side, you know? the side to side bothered me more than the going into them, you know. but it was exciting! [ laughter ] >> i got my money's worth. >> i should say so. the 290-foot ship was damaged by large waves tuesday as it traveled through the drakes passage. >> it makes me sea sick just watching it. >> i know, right? 6:26. coming up he is probably the world's second most recognized santa. >> the recently fired kris kringle starts his new job in the bay area today. the request he is making to people who go see him. >> parents, the scare for two kids once they got home from
school. >> we're looking at some rainfall. yeah, scattered showers moving into the north bay this morning. so we'll move in and take a look headed towards petaluma inverness, novato, sonoma, san rafael and mill valley. yeah, more showers expected during the day but the weekend, that is a different story. we'll take a look at your weekend forecast in just a few moments. ,,,,,,
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. good morning. as sidney likes to say, rise and shine! it's friday, december 10. i'm robert lyles. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning. juliette is off this morning. your time is 6:30. we have a warning for parents near a north bay school. anne makovec is in petaluma where police are trying to find a man possibly contacting girls at school there. >> reporter: we don't want to make more than it was but there was a creepy situation here yesterday at grant elementary school -- actually nearby -- that police want parents and students to be aware of. here's a map of where i'm standing. grant elementary school is on grant avenue. apparently a 9-year-old girl and her brother were walking near the school yesterday and just a few blocks from their house, which is on mcnear avenue. the kids say that they noticed a strange van across from their
house so they went home and say the man then got out of the van and appeared to be coming after them, ringing the doorbell. they did not answer the door, though. he eventually left. but according to the girl's mother the man was making constant eye contact with the little girl the whole time and that's what kind of creeped the family out. here's the description of the man. he was short, gray hair, wearing a blue jacket and jeans. the van was a gray older model box style van so something to be aware of in the area of petaluma and, of course, new know anything about this or have had any contact with a strange man in his box van, let police know. sydnie? >> all right. anne, thank you. anne makovec in petaluma. not just petaluma parents on alert. residents are on alert after reports of a mountain lion at belmont schools. police believe that a cougar is responsible for a dead deer found on the ralston middle school field. the carcass was discovered
yesterday morning in an area regularly used for school p.e. classes. mrs. are stepping up patrols in the neighborhood. residents are -- police are stepping up patrols in the neighborhood. residents are reminded not to attract deer by feeding them. that's apparently one of the causes that they believe is out there. we could learn very soon whether there will be the trial in the attack of a 16-year-old richmond high school girl. the two final witnesses will testify next week to help determine if there is enough evidence to move the case forward. prosecutors say six men sexually assaulted the girl on prom night back in october 2009. 6:32. this morning, there will be a hearing in san francisco on a plan by governor schwarzenegger to sell state buildings and then lease them back. in a lawsuit, critics of the plan say it's unconstitutional and will cost the state more money than it saves in the long run. the plaintiffs are two businessmen whom the governor dismissed from the los angeles
state building authority last spring. a bay area woman is ready for a legal battle with the dmv. amber yust is suing claiming that she get a nasty letter from the agency. she completed several years transitioning from a man to a woman. she went to the department of motor vehicles on fell street in san francisco and filed a document for a license. but soon after that, she allegedly got a letter from the clerk who helped her. >> essentially telling me that i'm, you know, what i'm doing is evil, what i am is evil, that i'm going to hell, that i should die. >> it's inconceivable that they would allow someone who discriminated against to continue to have access to private information. >> no one at the dmv or the state level office would respond to our requests for a comment. 6:33. a victory for supporters of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. >> the motion is not agreed to.
>> yesterday the senate failed to pass the measure which bans gays from serving openly in the military coming coming up three votes short. but republican susan collins of maine and joe lieberman of connecticut plan to introduce a standalone measure that will dump the policy. for now, it seems like the dream act will remain just that, a dream. the senate decided to hold off on making a decision. the measure would help illegal immigrants who came to the u.s. as children become citizens. democrats plan to put it up for a vote last night but instead voted for a delay allowing the senate to look over an amended version of the bill that passed on wednesday. 6:34. clouds and drizzle this morning. but they should be clearing up. let's talk to tracy about that weekend forecast. we'll move ahead today. we know what's happening. >> we love to move ahead around here. i know i do. this morning, talk about moving. how about some scattered showers? they are moving down to the
southeast a bit moving through petaluma sonoma and napa headed towards novato san rafael vallejo and mill valley. this is essentially the only place currently that we are seeing showers. the rest of the bay area looking at light mist, drizzle for the morning. out the door that's what you can expect. cloudy conditions, a lot of fog still out there as well as a little drizzle out there, as well. so if you will take a look at your forecast out the door, delays as well at sfo for this morning around one hour. for the afternoon, sun and clouds and still a small chance of showers. temperatures ranging from the upper 50s to the mid-60s. for your traffic this morning, here's elizabeth. >> all right. we continue to follow this developing news out of berkeley. earlier police chase all lanes have once again re-opened on eastbound 80 at university avenue. but the frontage road in berkeley still closed as a result of this chase that started in our 5:00 hour. i know we have some video coming into our newsroom right now of this so i'm not sure if we can throw that up there but chp is still on scene on the shoulder so the investigation continues. but again, all lanes are open
eastbound so delays are minimal at this point. we know the "jaws of life" were used slow to were injuries with this crash as well as we talked to chp earlier and the suspect tried to run over a police officer with their car so that's what led to the chase initially. again we'll try to get you that video. i know it's just coming into our newsroom right now. elsewhere, let's go out live towards the san mateo bridge. westbound 92, still looking good here visibility pretty good on westbound 92. still a nice 13-minute drive to take you towards foster city and the peninsula. back to you. >> thank you. several bay area pot clubs shut down in a major police raid. this week agents searched seven different locations in san jose, morgan hill and gilroy. kcbs radio's matt bigler is in san jose with what prompted the operation. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. yeah, at least four pot clubs here in santa clara county have been raided, two in san jose, one in gilroy, one in morgan
hill. all of them operated under the meta leaf name. this operation was conducted by the santa clara county special enforcement team. in each case document, marijuana and computers were seized and the agents shut the clubs down. officers say this is the culmination of an eight month investigation in which they watched the clerks sell pot to people who weren't patients. they didn't have prescription cards. and then the money that was taken would be somehow laundered and the operators of the clubs would keep the money for themselves. all of this according to officials with that special enforcement team. local marijuana advocates are obviously not happy about this. we have some interview with dave hodges, with the san jose cannabis buyers collective. he says that this is unjust targeting these pot clubs. >> these raids are illegal and unjust. and if you look deeper into it
you will see the truth. 100%. meta leaf did everything above board. they were one of. most legitimate dispensary -- one of the most legitimate dispensaries in san jose. >> reporter: from what we understand, the owner and his wife were both arrested along with their daughter and some pot club employees. by my count, at least seven pot clubs have been raided here in santa clara county. this is part of an ongoing operation by the special enforcement team. they say target problem pot clubs where neighbors have complained. they do an investigation, and then they conduct a raid. i'm matt bigler live in san jose for cbs 5. >> matt, thanks so much. 6:38. this morning the debate over tarmac rules is revived once again. and that is because passengers were stranded on the tarmac after sfo for more than 5 hours yesterday. electrical problems caused the qantas airlines flight to sydney, australia to be cancelled. the airline had a hard time finding accommodation for
passengers leaving many of them stuck at the airport. >> well, it seemed really rougher. i think i feel most sorry for hearing that a lot of people in economy didn't get hotel rooms at all and had to sleep at the airport. >> you will recall, new rules put a time limit on tarmac drawers. domestic carriers faced thousands in fines if they don't let passengers off the plane after a delay of three hours. but the rules don't apply to foreign carriers. well, viewers are leaving comments on our cbs 5 page on facebook. karen from napa writes, things like this are why my mom would rather take a cruise line to another country and not fly. it should be a requirement of all airliners to have passengers get off the plane. i mean, it's just abusive. >> absolutely. >> and "yes, after an hour they should at least let folks off the plane, bring them back to the gate when time comes bring them back out to the plane."
you can share your comments with us. just go to our cbs 5 page on facebook. the santa fired from union square for telling a naughty joke, what some say is a naughty joke, he starts his new job today. santa john will be just down the street from macy's at lefty o'doul's tonight at 5:00 to listen to kids' christmas wishes. he will be there seven days a tweak from 3 p.m. 2:08 p.m. -- seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. visiters are asking to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to a firefighter-sponsored holiday toy drive. time now 6:40. videogames give a big boost to black friday sales. jason brooks has your moneywatch report. >> plus phil matier talking live with california's newest attorney general, kamala harris. we'll talk about the big challenges she faces. ,,,,,,
scattered showers moving into the north bay and headed towards the east bay and also san francisco. light rainfall in sonoma, napa, moving towards novato headed through inverness and headed towards san rafael, mill valley, san francisco, and eventually concord as well as vallejo. forecast for the morning, showers are expected. they will be light in nature. cloudy and fog and even some delays at sfo because of the low ceiling, the weather. temperatures for the morning, essentially in the mid- to upper 50s. for the afternoon, still a chance of a scattered renegade shower, 20% chance. otherwise a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures ranging highs in the upper 50s to the mid-60s. here's what's happening. got plenty of clouds still being pushed through the bay area. those clouds still hold a little moisture, and that's why we're going to keep the chance of rainfall in the forecast through the afternoon. but eventually those clouds will be transplanted, they will be moved by a high pressure system that's going to move everything out the way, change our flow, drier weather builds in more sunshine builds in, temperatures warm up, amazing
weekend. it's going to be pretty nice. sierra forecast, rain-snow mix expected for today and also for tomorrow. snow level at 7500 feet. five-day forecast, there's the amazing weekend i was talking about. see? i told you. looks pretty good huh? tuesday, wednesday and thursday, the rainfall will be back in the bay area. but the weekend should be warmer and lots of sunshine. that's a look at your weather. for your traffic, here is elizabeth. >> thank you, tracy. we have a video of developing news out of berkeley. this was a high-speed chase involving oakland police department that ended up in a suspect vehicle crashing off the freeway on the frontage road. as you see there, into a tree. at one point the "jaws of life" were used, injuries involved in the crash. chp says the suspect at one point tried to run over a police officer with a car. so the investigation continues. but as far as traffic goes, everything is now off to the shoulder. all lanes are open on eastbound 80 as you can see, there's really no delay.
the only delay we're seeing is on frontage road itself stretches of that are still closed in the area as well as in the commute direction westbound 80 through berkeley. bay bridge toll plaza, fog still an issue this morning as well as some wet pavement out there. they did go ahead and cancel the fog advisory on the bay bridge at 6:00. we were a little surprised because you can see it's still foggy approaching the pay gates. they turned the metering lights on a little later than normally, around 6:30 or so. and also we are just getting word of a small fender-bender approaching the toll lane number 11. overall still friday light only backed to you. mid-parking backed up to mid- parking lot. it's hi-5 time. do you have any new year's eve plans? today's hi-5 may help out with that. out to pleasanton, unfortunately we have this picture because it's too foggy for chopper to fly but this is the pleasanton north rotary and they will be celebrating the new year's eve ball at the mall. it's a gala dance party
benefitting the children of the community. and if you want to check it out, it's on december 31 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. it's at stoneridge shopping center in pleasanton. the ball is for adults over 21. and it will feature a live band, deejay, music and a piano bar. and for all the couples there will be a champagne toast at midnight, a special overnight package at nearby hotels and for parents, babysitter services are also available. so thank you so much to the pleasanton north rotary. looks like fun. we especially liked your picture. good job. all right. back to you guys upstairs. >> thank you. it is 6:47. the u.s. trade deficit narrows to its lowest level in nine months and an uptick in sales of videogames would you expect that with the holidays around the corner. >> especially with black friday. >> those are two business stories making news today. here's jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. good morning. >> good morning, robert. good, sydnie. growing appetite for that made
in america label over searches. exporters in the u.s. sold $158.7 billion worth of goods, the most in more than two years. that did narrow the trade deficit to $38.7 billion which is the lowest in nine months. that's why you see concern when the dollar is rising against other currency especially the euro. when the dollar rises that makes u.s. goods higher overseas reducing demand for goods and hurts u.s. manufacturers. stock market somewhat positive news this morning. the dow up by 15. nasdaq is up by 4. the s&p higher by 3 points. the dollar by the way is up against the euro and that's dampening the gains right now on wall street. videogame sales rose 8% in november according to researcher npd. that was 2.$99 billion worth of videogame sales for software, accessories and hardware $2.$99 billion. that was a record, $30 million more than the prior record in 2008.
just to indicate how slow this year has been, last year wasn't all that great for videogame sales, either, we are still about flat with last year. and right now at the end of november, sales are about 5% lower than what we saw all of last year. xbox was the best seller with all of its new videogames including call of duty which was the biggest videogame sale and the new motion sensor from microsoft the kinect was a big- time seller. >> thank you. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com, jason, thanks so much. it is 6:49. we are just weeks away until new leadership takes over in sacramento. and one of them is kamala harris, the state's incoming attorney general. >> she is live with cbs 5 political insider phil matier in san francisco. phil, kamala, good morning. >> good morning. >> let me see it. took you two years of running underdog in the primary -- well, actually you had a good shot in the primary and then you had a general election that went on for six, seven months where everybody was counting
you out in the beginning. and you finally won. >> yes. >> after two years of hard work you get to take a cut in pay and maybe move to sacramento. congratulations. [ laughter ] >> you know what? [ laughter ] >> listen, i'm not in it for the money. if i was, i would have made a different career path a long time ago. >> it's one of those ironies. she is taking a real pay cut to go up there. are you going to move to sacramento? >> at this point i'm going to stay -- keep my place in san francisco and go up to sacramento a lot. >> so those of you driving along 880 and 80 up to sacramento, watch out in your right hand might be the attorney general. don't get into cute traffic situations. >> exactly. >> when you get up there, one of the big questions, what are your job priorities going to be? >> well, one of the areas of focus for me certainly is what we can do around reform of the criminal justice system and in particular what we can do to reduce recidivism because it has resulted in this overcrowding situation. >> in the prisons. >> in the prisons which is now before the united states supreme court in terms of what we are going to do about
overcrowding and the need for early release, which i don't support. but ultimately, we need have leadership around fixing a broken system and that means not just reacting to the problem as it manifests itself but dealing with the underlying issue. >> we have a reinvolving door of crime in california but the politicians want to vote to lock people up and then say but we don't want to pay for it. and then the judges say you got to pay for the lockups and then about it winds up on the attorney general's desk because they say you figure it out. >> we have a criminal justice system that in many ways has evolved based on many milts. one of the myths is that all crime is violent crime. it is not. and in fact, 60% of the crime that we see occupying most of our resources in the criminal justice system is based on drugs. we have to deal with that and the fact that seven out of ten people upon release from state prison will reoffend within three years. we created an initiative in san francisco which we talked about
the in campaign in riverside, in san diego, other places, and people got it. we created a program here in san francisco focused on reentering former offenders, getting them jobs and education and reduced recidivism from 54% to less than 10%. this initiative, back on track, is a national model today and replicated across the country. part of what i hope to do with my leadership as attorney general is to create incentives and support for other counties to set it up because it saves money and saves public safety. >> you sure packed that out. >> i think we're out of time, aren't we? >> yes. >> really looking forward to seeing the new faces up in government in sacramento. >> absolutely. >> and best of luck to you, kamala. >> thank you. thank you. >> three bay area politicians, we have jerry brown, gavin newsom and kamala harris. phil, thanks very much and to kamala harris. 6:52. we're following a developing story in berkeley this morning. >> a police chase ends with a
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allegedly tried to run over an we're nothing a developing story in berkeley this morning. a a suspect allegedly tried to run over a police officer during a clays is in custody. it began 90 minutes ago in oakland and ended when the car crashed into a fence on frontage road near university avenue. lanes were blocked on eastbound 80 for a while but now all lanes are open. the chp says that the suspect tried to run over an oakland officer at one point but no officers were injured. this morning, the school alert in petaluma because of a suspicious man. the man recently tried to contact a 9-year-old girl walking home from her -- with her brother from grant elementary school on grant avenue. police say the man got out of his van outside the girl's home, near the school, and was watching her when he rang the doorbell. she did not answer the door and
the man drove away. the man is described as short, with gray hair and wearing a blue jacket and bluejeans. he drove a gray older model box style van. a dead deer found on a belmont school field and police believe a mountain lion and her cub are responsible. the carcass was discovered yesterday morning at ralston middle school an area regularly used for school p.e. classes. police say if you're confronted by a mountain lion, make yourself big. don't run, don't try to scare the cat off -- or do try to scare the cat off by making noise or throwing something at it. a transgender woman suing a san francisco dmv for what she says was a personal attack. that's amber yust who went to the dmv on fell street to register her sex change. a few days later she received a nasty letter at home allegedly from the clerk who helped her. no one at the dmv or the state
level office responded to our requests for comments. let's get one last look at traffic and weather. and we have some raindrops out there. but tracy says that old sunshine is just waiting to come in for the weekend. >> that old sunshine! yeah, it's coming. but it's going to take a few hours at least. here we go. still got some showers out there, scattered showers moving into the north bay. but they are moving out of the north bay. so some part of the bay area that are seeing some rainfall currently through novato headed in towards san rafael and mill valley and these showers will also be moving into the east bay but looks like they are kind of wrapping up as they push down a bit. not expecting heavy rainfall but it's still in the forecast for the day and also through the afternoon. light scattered showers possible. mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon. and temperatures ranging from the upper 50s to the mid-60s. we do have some sunshine, that old sunshine is right around the corner, saturday, sunday and monday. plenty of sunshine, nice mild temperatures. showers will return to the bay area tuesday, wednesday and thursday.
that's your weather. here's your traffic. >> thank you. distracted, tracy. all right. i think we can officially call it friday light now. a lot of incidents earlier in the morning. we have quited down not seeing as much going on. we have thinned out at the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are on. they turned them on a little later than normal around 6:30 and cancelled a fog advisory for the span. now we are just seeing slight delays in a few of the lanes but over at not a bad commute right now in san francisco. watch out for wet roads. visibility is better that from our view of the bay bridge. this is another indicator of how well traffic is moving for friday. westbound 237 is still moving fine as you exit out of milpitas. and 880, pretty good. this is northbound traffic, those taillights heading up towards high street. there is a warriors game tonight. so plan for that around 7:30. back to you. >> thank you. got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email email@example.com. thank you
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