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was killed by police. a lot of questions remaining here in the east bay. we'll tell you what we know. and baby, it's cold outside! temperatures at or near freezing this morning. is it going to be that chilly all day? we'll take a look at those frigid temperatures in just a few moments. good morning, it's thursday, december 30. i'm grace lee. >> and i'm elizabeth wenger. sydnie and juliette have the morning off. time is 5:00. breaking news in oakland. an apartment fire so intense, people jumped out of the building to escape the flames. sharon chin reports three people including a child are now in the hospital. good morning, sharon. >> reporter: good morning. we're talking about a two-alarm fear here at 82nd in plymouth. three people were taken to the hospital very badly injured. the battalion chief says they were taken in from serious to critical condition. the flames erupted at this four- unit apartment complex just
before 2 a.m. fire crews arrived to heavy smoke and flames. two women jumped out of the second floor. >> we had two women who lived in the second floor apartment the back apartment that had jumped out the second floor with lower leg injuries. then people still are unaccounted for from the front unit. >> reporter: those fewer people unaccounted for were able to get out, those four people. those two women who jumped suffered leg injuries. three people on the second floor were rescued and taken to the hospital. what the battalion chief of calls between serious to very critical injuries. there were two adults and a 3- year-old girl all believed to be members of one family. now, because of the fire and water damage, no one is allowed to go back to live in the apartments. red cross is on the scene helping the four people who got out of the first floor apartment, two adults and two
children, who are going to have to find another place to live at least temporarily and so far, no word on the investigation, no word on the cause yet really too early to tell at this point. grace? >> all right, sharon chin live for us in oakland this morning. thank you, sharon. another developing story from oakland this morning. a deadly police shooting, this one involves two different agencies. anne makovec is in oakland where police still trying to learn exactly what happened. what's the latest, anne? >> reporter: police from neither department involved the san leandro and oakland pd are saying much. but we were able to piece this much together. i'm standing close to the border of oakland at san leandro, 109th avenue and bancroft here in oakland. apparently at 11 p.m. -- i spoke with a man whose car was hit during this incident. he says he saw san leandro police chasing this jaguar. he says they nicked the jaguar to stop it. the jaguar spun around and hit his car. and then he says police surrounded the jaguar yelling
for the driver to get out and then they started shooting. one person died. we do know there were two people in the car. witnesses say the more than died was a woman. so investigators right now are talking to witnesses back at the oakland pd headquarters. we're waiting to hear from either of the agencies involved. some of sort of official word this morning, grace. >> thank you, anne makovec in oakland. a fatal police shooting is going to be the topic of a community meeting in san francisco tonight. a man was shot to death by officers in the portola neighborhood yesterday afternoon. the officers went to a home on bacon street where a woman had been stabbed. that's where they confronted a man with a knife. >> the officers asked the suspect to put the weapon down. the suspect apparently came towards the officers and the officers fired. >> police chief george gascon is holding a community meeting
at 6:00 tonight at grace lutheran church on woolsey street. the express may soon return to a gridlocked portion of almaden expressway in south san jose. in march, work is set to begin on an $8 million project to wind and improve almaden between brandon lane and blossom hill road. here's live look at where that work will begin. it's been a major problem for years with the highway 58 interchange and retail centers all within a one-mile stretch. the "mercury news" says the project is slated to be finished just before the next christmas shopping season begins. the latest storm in the sierra has dumped a foot of new snow on the mountains above lake tahoe. traffic has been moving slowly but still moving on area highways. chains are required on all the major roads. there have been wind gusts of up to 100 miles an hour in the mountains. some 10,000 customers are without power and repair crews have been slowed by road
closures due to avalanche controls. 5:04. we don't have snow here but it's been chilly. >> brutal for us weak californians. [ laughter ] >> tracy has the latest forecast. >> hey, good morning, ladies. here you go. cold temperatures out there, 33 in livermore, 37 concord, 37 vallejo, below freezing in napa with 31 degrees. 34 in santa rosa. 41 san rafael. 43 san francisco. 39 in redwood city. 41 in mountain view. 38 degrees in san jose. it is a cold start to the day. and later on, temperatures will still be slightly below average. average daytime highs in san francisco to san jose to santa rosa are typically in the upper 50s. concord at 56. today's highs in the lower 50s. also still fairly breezy today. and there is also still a small chance of a shower in the forecast. 20%. the chance of showers will increase tomorrow new year's eve and still a chance of
rainfall saturday, sunday and monday. tuesday and wednesday, though, appear to be dry for now. that is a look at your weather. for your traffic, here's gianna. >> reporter: thanks, tracy. we are dealing with windy conditions on the roadways this morning. wind advisories in effect for the bay bridge. good news is though it is holiday light. lots of folks still take the week off so you can see traffic looking good as you approach the toll plaza. 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. also, we have a wind advisory in effect for the dumbarton bridge. here's live look at the dumbarton bridge. so far traffic seems to be moving nicely and if you are commuting across the dumbarton over to 101 no delays. windy on 280 between 380 and 92. so definitely take it slow if you are headed southbound into palo alto and northbound towards daly city. mass transit good news, ace train number one on time, no delays to report for bart. we have 34 trains running on time this morning. caltrain and muni also problem-
free. back to you. >> thank you. time now 5:06. thousands of dollars in donations still haven't reached the san bruno explosion victims. the push to speed up the relief. plus... >> this is untested technology being rolled out on our homes without our permission. >> a smartmeter standoff. why people in one bay area neighborhood are willing to go to jail to keep them from being installed. and uc schools can barely stay afloat so why are the highest paid executives asking for more money? ,,,,,,,,,,
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way for survivors of the explosion and fire in san bruno. they will be getting money from a city fund built from donations that totaled about $400,000. the "san francisco examiner" says a meeting will be held to determine how to distribute the money. it destroyed or damaged 55 homes and killed 8 people in september. protestors in west marin are out in the streets trying to stop pg&e from installing wireless smartmeters. for three days dozens of people have been walking the road to prevent pg&e contractors from getting in. the utility says the meter will make power distribution more efficient but protestors say the health effects are untested and yesterday, some got citations. >> we're really just not being heard. there is a certain point in history where civil disobedience is really the only thing that gets the message across that this is not okay and i feel like we're at that
point. >> next tuesday, the county board of supervisors will discuss whether to allow continued installation of the smartmeters. pg&e says it is ready to answer questions from any customer. governor-elect jerry brown says university of california executives are out of touch if they think now is a good time to increase their pensions. brown and state lawmakers condemned the three dozen executives who have threatened a lawsuit if their demands are not met. according to the "san francisco chronicle," the executives want to get rid of a $245,000 cap on how much pensions can be considered when calculated. that would cost about $5.5 million a year but $51 million if made retroactive to 2007. 5:11. a tragic tree accident interrupts a grandmother's bedtime story. >> if god didn't think we were strong enough to do it he wouldn't have put this
situation in front of us. >> hear from the people who tried to rescue a family of campers. windy conditions in the morning commute. i'll tell you what freeway and bridges are affected coming up. ,, join the jaguar platinum celebration ! come celebrate exciting cars that are stunning to look at, exhilarating to drive and worry free to own. celebrate this holiday season with the gift of platinum. jaguar platinum coverage: five years or 50,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance,
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these have been updated for the top of the hour so breezing in livermore also in fairfield. slightly above freezing in concord with 33 degrees. 34 in fremont. 39 down in san jose. 38 in mountain view. 36 in redwood city. san francisco at mid-40s now. 46. 41 in oakland. and at freezing, 32 degrees from napa as well as santa rosa. cold start, patchy frost inland where we'll have the coldest temperatures. clear and cold around the bay this morning. breezy and cold along the coastline. partly cloudy in the afternoon and small chance of a shower, breezy along the coast. temperatures in the lower to the mid-50s. so slightly below average. satellite and radar, we don't have a whole lot of clouds out there so temperatures have cooled off overnight. a cold start to the day, possible showers. high pressure system, yeah, it built in for today. but it's leaving. low pressure coming in for new
year's eve and new year's day so a chance of rain new year's eve as well as new year's day for the bay area. 20% chance of lingering snow showers in the sierra. friday mostly cloudy, and a rain-snow mix in the sierra forecast this saturday. high temperatures for today, the lower 50s in fairfield to concord to livermore. 54 in oakland. 52 in fremont. 53 in san jose. the lower 50s in san francisco and pacifica. with temperatures in the lower 50s, any type of significant breeze that you get it will feel more like the upper 40s so that's that windchill factor. friday again chance of rainfall as well as saturday, sunday, even a chance on monday for a few showers. tuesday and wednesday we are squeezing out some sunshine and a few clouds. new year's eve you got plans? there is a chance of rainfall and temperatures will be from 40 to 47 degrees. that's a look at your weather. for your traffic, here's gianna. >> thank you, thank you very much. if you have to brave the cold this morning, the good news is your commute is not so bad. in fact, looking good out of
marin county. here's a look at our sensors now. 101 clear all the way southbound from 37 pretty much down to the golden gate bridge. live look at the golden gate bridge right now. you can see traffic is very light. if you are headed into san francisco, no troubles or problems to report in the city. elsewhere we have a wind advisory for bay area bridges. it looks like the drive on the carquinez bridge, the benicia bridge and the bay bridge easy ride, 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. metering lights are still off at the toll plaza. elsewhere, traveling along the peninsula you might see slightly slower speeds on southbound 280 through san mateo county area. wind advisory for 280 for the area between 380 and 92. also may affect your drive on the west portion of 92 as well as 380 and, of course, wind advisory in effect for the dumbarton bridge but not the san mateo bridge. so things are clear between foster city and hayward. weave an oil spill in vallejo right now. vallejo pd is on scene mopping up the mess between columbus
parkway at lake herman so expect closures. if you are headed to the snow you will need chains on highway 50 between kyburz and myers. parts of highway 88 are shut down between silverlake and kirkwood. parts of 4 you will need chains, as well. right now there are no specific chain requirements for 80 but just heads up. layer on, you may need them because of the wet weather and they are expecting more snow. here's live look at 80 at truckee. that's your morning commute. back to you guys. >> thank you. here's a check of some of this morning's top stories. police now confirm three people are dead after an apartment fire this morning in oakland. one of the victims is a 3-year- old girl. two women who jumped from the upper floor unit are expected to survive. a deadly police shooting is under investigation in the east bay this morning. it happened on bancroft avenue near the san leandro border late last night. oakland police say one person is dead. witnesses say it was a woman. witnesses also tell us it was san leandro police officers who
fired that fatal shot. work is set to begin in march on an $8 million project to improve a stretch of almaden expressway in south san jose. it is the portion you are looking at live here between branham lane and blossom hill road. it's a major problem during peak commute times with the highway 85 interchange and many major retail centers. this week's stormy weather is being linked to at least one death here in the bay area. a 70-year-old woman was killed when a large oak tree fell into a tent cabin. it happened tuesday night at safari west an animal preserve northeast of santa rosa. sonoma county investigators say gayle falgoust of alabama was reading to her 7-year-old granddaughter when the tree snapped. people heard it and managed to rescue the woman's granddaughter. >> cut through the canvas to get girl out. no one had a knife so a man
next door had scissors that we used to rip it apart. they didn't know that this tree was stable. they risked their lives to get in there and get the 7-year-old daughter out. and to comfort the woman as she was dying. >> the good samaritans kept assuring falgoust that her granddaughter was okay. there were many reports of fallen trees throughout sonoma county during this week's heavy rain. a military helicopter is expected to be back over lake tahoe this morning to find a missing snowboarder. willis disappeared tuesday afternoon. her boyfriend says she went through ski boundary signs at alpine meadows into a wilderness area. bad weather has limited the search. willis is a ski instructor. snow on the grapevine on interstate 5 in southern california is making conditions dangerous for drivers. overnight the chp had been escorting cars. the national weather service is
warning drivers that snow and ice are blowing across the highway. the southland already dealing with floods and mudflows. acting governor abel maldonado has asked president obama for a disaster declaration. it is 5:21. san francisco gets a break in the bid for the america's cup. how a competing city's mistake could change the game. the fact that it's destroyed is destroyed. it shouldn't come back in the area treated. >> freezing the fat away. can you brie it? how a popsicle inspired this bay area weight loss technique. ,,,,,, ,,,,
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good morning. windy commute this morning and you will need your chains if you are headed to the snow. traffic coming up. san francisco or rhode island? it's getting close to decision time for the next america's cup yacht race. larry ellison's racing team, bmw oracle, set a deadline friday for deciding where it will defend the tight tell title it won in february. rhode island says they won't have the bid ready by the
deadline. that's giving san francisco official more hope of winning the race. the latest trick to getting rid of a few pound is pretty cool stuff. a bay area startup came up with the technology called cool sculpting. the fda-approved it just a couple of months ago. now, there is no surgery, no injections, a machine literally freezes fat cells below the surface of the skin just destroying the fat. >> one of our most popular requests from women who have given birth and afterwards have that little pocket of fat after birth or i can speak from experience in men, it's those little love handles that slightly start creeping up in your 30s and 40s and beyond. >> well, if you are interested, the procedure can cost between $1500 and $3,000 depending on the doctor. >> cool stuff. all right. a medical marijuana dispensary in santa cruz county has raked in thousands of pounds of offers of free pot.
the grammy perks dispensary offered a complimentary marijuana cigarette for every four cans of food that people donated. every donor was limited to 3 cigarettes a day. now, between november and christmas eve, the dispensary took in 11,000 pounds for the second harvest food bank. >> pot does good. [ laughter ] >> all right. it is 5:26. teetering on the edge. this week's storm is causing new trouble for the apartments damaging on a pacifica cliff. the challenge the city is facing now trying to save them. >> reporter: one person has died after being shot by police, but a lot of questions out there this morning. we'll tell you what we know coming up next. plus, flames so intense, it sent people jumping out of windows. the latest on a fire that killed three people. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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have died. two adult and one child believed to be part of the same family. the red cross says that it was a mother, her male friend and her 3-year-old daughter. fire crews say that this two- alarm fire here erupted just before 2 a.m. in a four-unit apartment complex here on 82nd avenue in plymouth. firefighters say they arrived to find heavy smoke and flames. the battalion chief told us that two women, a mother and daughter, saved themselves by jumping from the second floor. >> we had two women who lived in the second floor apartment in the back apartment that had jumped out the second floor. they had some lower leg injuries. and then we were told there were people still unaccounted for from the front unit. >> reporter: and the mother and daughter aged 59 and 19. now, three other people were rescued from the second floor and taken to highland hospital
with serious to critical injuries early this morning. and again, fire crews -- police officers are saying that there are two adults and a 3-year-old girl and they have now been confirmed dead. now, there are four other people who lived on the first floor of the apartment. they were able to get out safely. that's two adults and two children we found out from the red cross a mother and three children, three children aged 20, 15 and 6. they are getting temporary housing from the red cross. so they are okay. no injuries there. and, of course, the cause of this fire at this point under investigation. elizabeth? >> we'll continue to follow that story. all right, sharon chin live with the latest for us in oakland. thank you, sharon. we are following another developing story in the east bay. there was a deadly shooting involving police officers. anne makovec is in oakland, where witnesses say that a woman was killed after a chase late last night. anne. >> reporter: police have not said a lot about this, this
morning, though they did just confirm that the person who was killed here on the border of oakland and san leandro was shot and killed by police. so this happened at around 11:00 last night. i spoke with one man whose car was involved in the incident. he says that he saw san leandro police chasing this jaguar. he says that police nicked the car to stop it. the jaguar spun around and then hit his car. then he says police surrounded the jaguar yelling for the driver to get out and then started shooting. one person died and we do know there were two people in the car. we are told that the person who died was a woman. now, investigators for the oakland police department are talking to witnesses at the station. the reason oakland police officers are involved, though, it appears that it was san leandro police initially pursuing this vehicle is because it happened in the city of oakland even though we are just right on the border right
now 109th avenue and bancroft. we'll hopefully be getting more details later on this morning, grace. >> anne, have police given you any indication why they are being somewhat tight-lipped about this investigation? >> reporter: no. they are tight-lipped on that, too. >> all right. anne makovec live in oakland, thank you. san francisco police plan a community meeting tonight to talk about a deadly police shooting in the portola neighborhood. officers rushed to a home on bacon street after a woman called 911. she said that she had been stabbed. police say they shot the suspect when he approached officers with a knife. >> i don't think there are [ indiscernible ] we want to make sure we [ indiscernible ] this is the kind of shooting that people are going to have questions about. you have a gun and knife. >> the meeting will be at grace lutheran church at 6 p.m. tonight. the police chief will be there. the woman who was stabbed is out of the hospital this morning. san jose police are looking for two teens accused of
stabbing a man. it happened last night near bridges academy middle school. police say a man suffered several stab wounds. he is in the hospital with life- threatening injuries. anyone with information is asked to call police. a deadly fire in walnut creek is now blamed on an electric blanket. keith brooks who is a world war ii veteran died in that fire on monday. investigators say it is not unusual for electric blankets to malfunction and start fires. the contra costa county fire protection district doesn't issue recommendations on whether or not to use an electric blanket. but it does suggest paying close attention to its wear and tear and its age. >> if you do use them and it's maybe five or ten years older -- or old, it would probably be a good idea to consider getting something that may be more modern. >> also, before using a blanket, check to see if there is any damage from how it was stored. also, don't overheat the
blanket by putting anything on top or underneath it and new models also have an automatic off switch to prevent overheating. if you notice brown spots that's also a sign of a potential problem. tempting to use those electric blanket when it's so chilly outside. >> i know. those are actually some good tips. we used to love using electric blankets. >> got to be carful. tracy, when are the temperatures going back up? >> no time soon, definitely not today. we'll start off with cold temperatures, maybe a good morning to get that fire going. 31 livermore, 33 concord, 31 fairfield. freezing temperatures in napa as well as in santa rosa. 32 san rafael, 46 san francisco, 36 redwood, 39 mountain view, 39 san jose, 34 fremont, 41 in oakland. so a cold start to the day. and still essentially, a cold day. temperatures averaging in the mid- to upper 50s. today the lower 50s and still fairly breezy from time to
time. so it's going to feel like winter. and it's going to feel like the end of december. see? that's a look at your weather. for traffic here's gianna. >> the san mateo bridge this morning, traffic is moving nicely. you can see here 13 minutes between 880 and 101 but had it's darker than usual. i just get word from chp -- from the kcbs phone force that the lights are out on the bridge so use caution across the span but no wind advisory for the san mateo bridge this morning. not the case for the bay bridge. wind advisory on the bay bridge. traffic looks good on the approaches. no troubles on the eastshore freeway, also clear on 880. live look at the toll plaza right now metering lights are off and traffic moving well. you will need chains heading to the snow for highway 50, parts of highway 4 and parts of 88 are still shut down between silverlake and kirkwood. now 80, they are screening trucks. no chain requirements as of now but take them with you going to the snow this weekend. live look at 80 at truckee.
traffic moving nicely. back to you. >> thank you. speaking of traffic, the express may soon return to a gridlocked portion of almaden expressway in south san jose. in march work is set to begin on an $8 million project to widen and improve almaden between branham lane and blossom hill road. it's been a major problem for years with the highway 85 interchange and major retail centers all within a one-mile stretch. the mercury news says the project is slated to be finished just before the next christmas shopping season. more erosion in a cliff under two apartment buildings is causing problems in pacifica. a city official says that tuesday's storm dug a chunk of soil out from the foundation. a third of one building is now unsupported. the city evicted tenants last winter from the buildings on esplanade avenue. officials have been waiting for owners to stabilize the cliff but insurance money has not
come through. pg&e says more than 1600 customers are without electricity because of the tuesday night storm. at one point the storm had cut power to 150,000 homes and businesses. heavy rain and strong winds damaged trees and power poles. the remaining outages this morning are in san francisco, the east bay and peninsula. new yorkers get a promise from their sanitation commissioner. he sayses the snow will be removed from every street in the big apple by this morning. mayor michael bloomberg is getting a lot of heat for the delay in clearing the snow but says people who abandoned cars on the streets were a big problem. so were people calling 911 when they didn't have serious emergencies. some passengers are still stranded at new york airport trying to get out of town. this morning, a new theory in the death of michael jackson. a prosecutor says defense attorneys for jackson's doctor will claim the singer killed himself. the defense attorney says a
huge amount of a powerful sedative was found in jackson's body. but his client only gave jackson a small amount. the defense will reportedly argue jackson killed himself by injecting more of the drug into himself. this morning, a former senate candidate is denying that she misused campaign money. republican christine o'donnell is under investigation for allegedly using that money to pay for personal expenses while running for senate. two federal prosecutors and fbi agents in delaware have been assigned to her case. o'donnell set a state record by raising more than $7 million in a tea party campaign this year. time now is 5:39. the 49ers may have found their man. the new gm who could be announced this week. >> this is very serious. and people's lives can be at stake. >> just about everyone has a facebook profile even
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well, i think eartha kitt probably said it best, baby, it's cold outside! it is cold. 31 in livermore. 33 in concord. 31 degrees in fairfield. lower 30s in napa as well as in santa rosa this morning. 40s -- 41 in oakland, 34 in fremont, 39 san jose. 39 in mountain view and 46 degrees in san francisco. cold start to the morning. patchy frost expected inland. clear and cold around the bay. and breezy and cold along the coastline. moving into the afternoon, today's highs still technically below average. lower to the mid-50s as highs. partly cloudy conditions still a 20% chance of a shower and still fairly breezy along the
coastline. so it will be another chilly afternoon across the bay area. here's a look at our satellite and radar and not a lot going on for now but that will be changing. look at what's on the way. low pressure system essentially another storm system coming in. that will impact our new year's eve forecast and our new year's day forecast so we have named it new year's rain. that will be for friday and saturday. took me a while. okay. 20% chance of lingering showers. that's going to be today's forecast for the sierra. mostly cloudy for friday. and a rain-snow mix in the forecast for saturday with highs hovering around freezing. today's highs from the lower 50s across the bay area and maybe mid-50s around oakland. lower 50s around san francisco and pacifica. five-day forecast, here we go. we'll squeeze out some sunshine today a lingering shower possible. more rainfall in the forecast friday through monday.
and more sunshine tuesday and wednesday. that's a look at your weather. for your traffic, here's gianna. >> south bay nice conditions on the roads. 61, 69 miles per hour as you work your way on 101 so no troubles there. everything looking good on 280, as well. here's a live look. you can see a few cars headed northbound on 280 through downtown san jose. things looking good through there. elsewhere this morning, pretty breezy. in fact, wind advisories in effect for parts of the bay area especially 280. you can see on our sensors here, southbound 280 showing some slightly slower speeds. mostly affecting your drive on 280 between 380 and 92 also parts of 380 and parts of west 92 also affected. so give yourself some extra time. if you are out and about on 4, good news traffic lighter than usual. 58 miles per hour as you work your way westbound highway 4 through antioch. looking grade in livermore very light 67 miles per hour out of the altamont pass into livermore on westbound 580.
eastbound looking good, as well. over to vallejo we have an oil spill on columbus parkway at lake herman road. that area of the road is shut down. you have activity there on scene so avoid it if you can. we'll keep you updated as soon as they reason that this morning. 880 through oakland, not bad. 15 minutes 238 to the maze. a wind advisory in effect for a few bay area bridges including the bay bridge, carquinez bridge, benicia bridge and dumbarton bridge. 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. metering lights off at the toll plaza. lights are off as well at the san mateo bridge. so things are dark this morning. traffic still moving well, no wind advisories for the san mateo bridge. but again, use caution as you cross the span. back to you. >> thank you. here's a check of today's top stories. three people are dead after an apartment fire this morning in oakland. one of the victims is a 3-year- old girl. two women jumped from the upper
floor unit in order to escape the flames. they survived. a chase led to a deadly police shooting in oakland near the san leandro border last night on bancroft avenue. one person is dead, witnesses say it was a woman who was shot by san leandro officers who were chasing her. more help appears on the way for survivors of the explosion and fire in san bruno. they will be getting money from a city fund built from donations that total about $400,000. the "san francisco examiner" says a meeting will be held to determine how to distribute that money. black friday was the busiest shopping day this year. shoppers spent more than $10.5 billion on the day after thanksgiving. coming in second was december 23rd with nearly $8 billion in sales. the week after christmas accounts for 15% of total holiday spending. experts say it can make this year the best holiday shopping season ever. people are also spending
money for online contend. despite all the free video or free news out there, a new survey finds that nearly 67% of users spend about $10 a month on web services. researchers believe the numbers show that paying for online content is not unusual for many people. a software glitch had a major out act. the 24-hour outage cut service for millions. a spokesman says it started when some servingers overloaded. 14million people use the skype net calling and messaging service every month. state department of corrections is investigating facebook postings from an inmate doing 22 years for involuntary manslaughter. investigators believe he has been posting messages and pictures of himself for weeks from his cell at corcoran state prison. most of them went to a family saying he loved them. >> on the surface it looks very
harmless but knowing that so many inmates are involved in gangs, it could be coded messages. >> authorities are concerned that inmates could use facebook to coordinate crimes from prison. they are known to use cell phones for such devious purposes. just last year the department confiscated 9,000 cell phones that were smuggled into state prisons. amazon thinks there is a way to avoid unwanted gifts. it has patented a system that some call the bad gift filter. users can create profiles for themselves with certain parameters like no gifts with wool or no sweaters. so if a friend or family member buys you something you don't want the system automatically exchanges it for another gift plus the person who gives the gift wouldn't even know that it's been preexchanged. love it. >> unless you send them a thank you note thanking them for the wrong thing. parents can already control
the tv and computer. soon it may be the car. ford will launch a feature that allows parents to block out explicit satellite radio channels like howard stern and playboy radio. the new feature will debut next year as standard equipment on some models. ford says market research shows it is a popular idea among parents. the battle is growing between airline carriers and online booking sites. delta airlines says it will no longer sell tickets on three booking sites. that announcement comes just days after american airlines cut ties with orbitz.com. third party websites earn commission for each tickets sold. delta airlines looking to drive more direct sales through its site. 5:49 now. it hasn't been done in nearly three years. but the goal tonight for the women's basketball team at stanford. plus... >> i know there are a lot of world disasters and i know this is not the worst thing in the whole world. >> a bay area family is asking
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sharply last week. this just into our newsroom. the number 6 people applying for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week. application went down to 388,000. it is the lowest number since july 2008. experts say it is a positive sign that the job market is slowly recovering. $50,000, that's how much the nfl has fined brett favre. the league says he failed to cooperate with its investigation into messages and lewd photos sent it a former jets employee. there was no forensic analysis to determine that the vikings quarterback sent questionable
pictures to the woman. the money will help with new programs on workplace conduct around the nfl. the search for a 49ers gm may end soon. reports say trent volk will get the job as early as this week, the team's vice president of player personnel. he spent the first 10 seasons with the nfl as a scout. former coach mike singletary was fired this week after the team was knocked out of play- off contention. one hot streak will end tonight for a woman's basketball team. stanford is hosting uconn at 6:00. the cardinal have won 51 games in a row at home while the huskies have a 90-game winning streak. the last team to beat the huskies was stanford back in the 2008 final four. and we might know by the en of the week whether san francisco or rhode island will host the next america's cup yacht race. bmw oracle set a deadline of
friday for deciding where it will defend the title it won in february. the examiner reports rhode island officials still want to host the race but they will not say if they have their bid ready by friday deadline giving san francisco officials more hope of winning the case. an unusual member of a danville family has disappeared. a metal dinosaur was stolen from the johnson home sometime between monday night and tuesday evening. eileen johnson bought the sculpture in 2006. they dressed it up for different holidays. it has a name, emily brontosauraus. eileen says she is hopeful it will be returned. >> i know there are a lot of world disasters and i know this is not the worst thing in the whole world but the dinosaur kind of felt like she protected our house and he was a happy part of our lives and of the neighborhood. >> the sculpture stands five feet tall. it's 10 feet wide.
eileen has posted missing dinosaur flyers around the neighborhood. so far, no leads. so if you have any information, call the danville police if you have seen emily brontosauraus. >> mike sugerman did a story recently about a missing hippo sculpture as well in the east bay. so it's going around. well, with new year's eve upon us, many of us will be having a drink maybe two. but which cities rank as the drunkest? the daily beast came out with this list naming who chugged the most in 2009. well, milwaukee tops the list. san francisco actually took the number 3 slot. >> wow. >> wow. the list was based on the average number of alcoholic drinks consumed per person per month. >> milwaukee makes the top of the list. it's really cold there. >> hope no one from milwaukee is watching. get out the windshield scraper. it is so cold this morning. >> i know, cold? the studio, too, tracy.
where is it the coldest? >> that's not in your toss to me, is it? [ laughter ] >> elizabeth? >> yeah, my mic is not on. yeah, it was. it was in the script. i'm just reading it. >> i don't know where it's the coldest. how about napa, santa rosa? yeah. we are talking about seven-day forecast now. highs in the lower to mid-50s thursday. rain showers friday, saturday, sunday and monday. tuesday and wednesday, a little bit of sunshine. and our mypix photo a view from the fairmont hotel. boy, now, that's a view. christine farber, thanks. if you have a photo to share, and it to email@example.com. for your traffic, here's gianna. >> thank you. first reports of an accident in san jose. northbound 880 at first street also at coleman. two cars involved two right lanes blocked chp and emergency crews are heading to the scene. on the maps doesn't look like it's causing too many delays. this is on 880.
rest of the south bay looking good. if you are headed on 280 along the peninsula, we see some slower speeds on the southbound side. wind advisory in effect between 380 and 92. also affecting your drive on 380. also wind advisories for some bay area bridges that will affect your drive on the dumbarton bridge. 880 problem-free and san mateo bridge no troubles. back to you. >> thank you. 5:57. in the next half hour, uc executives want a raise. hear about their threat if their demands are not met. >> a person is shot and killed by police here in the east bay overnight. the police are not saying much about it. we'll also tell you what's complicating matters here coming up next. three people including a 3- year-old girl die in an oakland apartment fire this morning. what two others did to save their own lives. that's coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,