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a foggy start to the morning commute. what bridges to look out for. plenty of clouds early on, lots of sunshine by the afternoon, you'll love these temperatures. we'll talk about that up. >> 70 maybe. good morning. it's tuesday, january 3rd. good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. it is 5 a.m. all right. it all comes down to this evening for the republican presidential candidates in iowa. >> all about iowa. caucuses will be held throughout the state marking the first votes cast in the 2012 run for the white house. >> susan mcginnis is live in a very chilly morning in des moines are candidates are doing everything they can to get last- minute support. good morning. >> reporter: they certainly are. yeah, they will be out in this cold all day long trying to grab those undecided voters. all of them will be holding big rallies, large crowds, large venues trying to do all they can in the last few hours. this is it. it is decision time and the vote happens tonight. so the large question mark is
who gets these undecided voters. that's really what's making these iowa caucuses so unique and captivating this time around. by the end of tonight we'll find out who takes iowa. reporter: at a packed rally in iowa, mitt romney urged supporters to turn out in full force at tonight's caucuses. >> with your help, we're going to go on and do whatever it takes. let's get the nomination. let's become the next president of the united states. >> reporter: the former massachusetts governor is predicting he will win the critical contest and will clinch the republican nomination early. the latest polls show romney has a slight lead over ron paul. >> the enthusiasm is growing by leaps and bounds. >> reporter: but it's rick santorum who could pull off an upset. the former pennsylvania senator is in third place after a surprising surge. he greeted voters at five separate stops on monday with the crowds growing larger at each event. >> trust what you have seen,
what you have heard. trust the interactions you have had with the candidate. >> reporter: for months, candidates have been trying to win over republicans here in iowa and they spent more than $13 million on tv ads. still, more than 40% of voters here remain undecided. >> really i think what it comes down to is we want to find the best person with the best credentials that can beat president obama. >> reporter: michele bachmann and rick perry are hoping to sway voters. as for one time front-runner newt gingrich. >> i don't think i'm going to win. >> reporter: he appeared to throw in the towel monday, only to take it back. >> we may pull off one of the great upsets in the history of the iowa caucuses. >> reporter: the former house speaker is hoping for a big enough comeback to keep him in the race. so starting this evening, more than 1700 precincts are going to participate this at 800 different locations around iowa. and after that we will absolutely know who is the winner of iowa. but, you know, it's possible
three to four different candidates can take enough momentum and still have enough funding to carry on through the primary in new hampshire and continue on from there. >> susan, you have been in iowa for a while. can you tell that the candidates are running out of gas a little bit? this is such an exhausting thing they go through to run for office and then they have to leave here, go to new hampshire, go to south carolina. >> reporter: and keep it going. i know. imagine that. absolutely. this is exhaustion on their part but they have no choice. but they are doing well, keeping up the energy. just looking at the media. a lot of the major media here are exhausted as well because it's really a 24/7 operation. and it does look like they are keeping up as much energy as they can and they will have to rest up. >> thank you, susan mcginnis in des moines. stay with cbs 5 for continuing coverage of the iowa caucuses. we'll have live reports from iowa all day as well as cbs
news updates throughout the evening and always on cbssf.com. a little closer to home now it is 5:04. a water main break floods a street in berkeley and crews had to dig up the road to fix it. gil diaz explains it's caused thousands of dollars in damage to local businesses there and a big inconvenience as well. he joins us live from berkeley now. good morning, gil. reporter: good morning. definitely an inconvenience. a lot of damage to nearby businesses, east bay m.u.d. says about 10 businesses were near this water main break behind me at the corner of bancroft and fulton. a water main break that happened nearly 24 hours ago. and this is what results when water bursts for a long period of time. you can see that pavement has buckled under pressure. it looks like east bay m.u.d. has been here all night working the streets to make sure that everything is repaired. they have gone from the scene already. they have capped the water
leak. water should be back on to nearby businesses. and no homes were affected, only businesses. some businesses on this corner are like coin, stamp collection, art gallery down the road. a lot of them have shut down before the rupture occurred. but i'm sure a lot of those business owners have a lot of damage to repair when they get back to business this morning. back to you. >> okay, gil diaz live for us in berkeley, thanks. the l.a. carport arson suspect behind bars this morning. 24-year-old harry birkhart was caught after the latest string of fires yesterday morning. the "l.a. times" reports the state department describes the van he was driving and said he had a record of arson in his native germany. he also reportedly made a scene recently at a deportation hearing for his mother. the fire caused about $3 million in damage in southern california. the last sign of the "occupy" protest encampment near oakland city hall could be gone soon.
the city is warning activists that a teepee and that i believe have been allowed to remain at frank ogawa plaza are drawing trouble. officials say the permit for the teepee is being revoked. but they are reconsidering that after objections from the movement's legal representatives. 5:06. >> if you were traveling on the roads -- >> a lot of people going to work, gianna. >> they are going to get stuck in the fog this morning. we have fog advisories for quite a few area bridges this morning. this is a live look at the peninsula, 101 near 92. limited visibility as you work your way through there. not a lot of cars on the road but foggy conditions continuing through there. san mateo bridge has a fog advisory this morning. getting better. we are making out a few more cars out there on the road but that fog advisory is in effect until further notice. jumping to the maps, couple of other bridges to look out for. the bay bridge, benicia bridge, carquinez bridge, all under a fog advisory as well as the golden gate bridge. the south bay though not too bad. no delays on 280, 101 or
880/237 through milpitas. if you don't want to deal with the fog, use mass transit. everything is on time this morning. lawrence has your forecast. >> a lot of fog around the bay area this morning. gianna that's the main story early on. but by the afternoon it's all about the sunshine and the warm temperatures beginning to show up outside. high pressure now building in very nicely into the bay area. and that means we have a few clouds out there right now. visibilities down to an 8th of a mile in the livermore valley but once that begins to lift we'll see plenty of sunshine by the afternoon. 45 in concord. 48 san francisco. 42 san jose. this afternoon, lots of sunshine. temperatures warming up to the mid-60s into mountain view and san jose. even warmer as we head toward tomorrow. that's a look at weather. back to you. >> thank you. 5:07. an iconic symbol in las vegas now gone. what you will no longer find in sin city. plus, 49ers play-off tickets go on sale today. how much they are going to cost you. >> and she is barely old enough
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playoff tickets go on sale ready for a little football? >> i'm always ready. >> 5:10 is your time. here's a phrase you haven't heard in a long time. 49er play-off tickets go on sale today. >> i know a lot of people are excited about this. we have anser hassan at the stick with how you can nab the tickets. good morning. >> reporter: yeah, good morning. and good luck. it has taken nine years to get to this point. 49ers post-season tickets go on sale today. but getting them won't be easy. tickets went on sale actually yesterday for the season ticketholders and folks who bought season -- who ordered season tickets for next year. they were able to buy their tickets yesterday and from what we were told, most of those tickets are already sold.
that leaves everyone else to purchase tickets starting today at 10 a.m. there are only about 3,000 tickets to purchase. 49ers are expecting a big demand for tickets and the cap is at 4 tickets, used to be 8. the tickets range from $95 to $395. 49er faithful, don't despair. in this internet age go online where you will find some season ticketholders already selling their tickets for a profit. they won't be cheap. craigslist had upper reserve tickets starting at $275. so again they won't be cheap. now, tickets go on sale starting at 10 a.m. but you can only get them at ticketmaster.com. and how it works is the play- offs are on the 14th. they will play the saints or the winners of the saints or the winners of the giants game, january 14th tickets on sale starting at 10 a.m. on ticketmaster.com. >> so you can't go to the
ballpark and buy them? you have to go online? >> reporter: correct. the way they have it set up for these final remaining tickets sufficient to go online to buy them. the ballpark was -- is you have to go online to buy them. the ballpark was open for those who are buying tickets for next season but for regular folks up to go online. >> 257 for nosebleeds. >> looks good on tv. i got news for ya. >> reporter: yeah. and somebody talked about this recession. i don't know. i guess when it comes to football, no price is worth -- >> you have to dig deep. >> when it comes to your passion about a particular team, i have to pay that bill? forget it. we'll go to the game. thanks, anser hassan live over in candlestick park. 5:12. a convict, fire engine and courage. the bizarre prison break in southern california. >> and how an unhappy honda driver is handling her grievances against the company.
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let the welcome back. 5:15. let's check our morning's top stories. it's a big day in iowa. the 2012 run for the white house officially begins. iowa republicans will caucus this evening casting the first ballots for this year's race. polls suggest that mitt romney is a front-runner in the state but by a small margin. president obama is back in washington, d.c. this morning fresh off his 10-day hawaii vacation. mr. obama will host a live web
chat with supporters in iowa today. and the suspect arrested for dozens of arson fires in los angeles has a history of this crime in his native germany. 24-year-old harry burkhart recently caused a disturbance at a deportation hearing for his mother. 5:16 now. a murder mystery on the queensland in britain. a woman's body was found there on new year's day the same piece of land where the royal family spends holidays. authorities are looking at unsolved cases around the nation to see if there links. a gunman's body was found in mount rainier park. his body was found face down in the park yesterday. they believe he killed a park ranger and was connected to a shooting in seattle where four people were wounded. barnes was involved in a bitter custody battle over his young daughter. the mother told authorities he was suicidal and suffered from ptsd. a prisoner in southern california made a bizarre
escape by stealing a fire engine. thomas kelley is a convicted carp thief worked as a firefighter at the donovan state prison down in san diego. he was discovered missing sunday night from minimum security. the sheriff's deputy spotted the fire engine being driven erratically a few miles from the prison. when they stopped the truck, he was on board but he took off on foot. they are trying to find him. 5:17. a lot of people going back to work today. >> they are. they are going to deal with fog on the roads. let's head to the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see traffic very light this morning. not doing too bad as you approach the pay gates. but again, we have lots of fog. an advisory has been issued by chp so limited visibility as you work your way across the upper deck into san francisco. no construction scheduled right now on the lower deck of the bay bridge. soap you're still moving along -- so you're still moving along nicely. you might slow down to deal with the fog to leave enough distance between you and the car ahead of you. use low beams this morning.
another camera this morning, a live look at the golden gate bridge, i checked our sensors. nice travel times out of marin county. no delays on the southbound side of 101 out of marin county through san rafael. golden gate bridge, traffic looks just like this. it's soupy day out there on the roads so limited visibility here as well and an advisory is in effect. we have advisories for the carquinez bridge, benicia bridge and san mateo bridge. live look at the san mateo bridge coming up in a few minutes. for more on the fog, here's lawrence. >> a lot of thick fog to start the day but this afternoon fantastic. high pressure building in overhead but also not much movement down below so we are left with low clouds and fog. but that ridge will continue to build in. and as its do, we are going to see plenty of sunshine by the afternoon. that means not only today but probably for the next couple of days. so here are the weather headlines for today. around the bay area, it's a cloudy start. watch out for the patchy, dense fog but by the afternoon, sunny and warm and still no rain in sight. even in the extended models.
couple of weeks down the road here not seeing any significant storms. temperatures now 41 degrees in livermore. it's 43 in san jose. 43 in the napa valley with some dense fog and 50 in san francisco. if you plan to head around the state there's a dense fog advisory into the central valley. 62 degrees fog lifting in the afternoon in sacramento. 63 redding. 64 fresno. high pressure building in over the next couple of days will send the jet stream to the north so no threat of rain. spring-like temperatures in the bay area, some numbers near 70 degrees by the afternoon. today a high of 67 degrees in morgan hill. about 64 in san jose. mostly sunny by the afternoon. 65 in mountain view. 57 degrees in half moon bay. east bay temperatures up into the 50s and 60s this afternoon. and as you get inside the bay we'll see some hazy sunshine and temperatures running up into the 50s and 60s. next couple of days, very nice outside. temperatures going to soar well into the 60s in the warmest spots. i think as we look toward
thursday, partly cloudy skies, temperatures cooling. but next weekend, looks like sunny and dry above normal temperatures. for the next two weeks, looking dry in the bay area. >> doesn't feel like january. >> i arrived on super bowl sunday at my sisters house from my cross-country trip through "snowmageddon" in new hampshire last year. we got gas in davis the windows were rolled up it's 80 degrees. i'm like holy moly. >> then it rained every day after that. >> yeah. and two snowstorms. 5:20 now. today a los angeles woman is take a unique road to sue honda over mileage. heather peters was originally part of a class action lawsuit against the automaker. the suit claimed the company falsely advertised the gas
mileage of its hybrids. she is unhappy with the proposed settlement of a few hundred dollars so she is now going to small claims court where she can win up to $10,000. an iconic symbol in las vegas is gone. the las vegas hilton is changing its name ending a 40- year reign with this title. today it becomes the las vegas hotel and casino. the hotel originally opened as international hotel, that was back in 1969. and it became the hilton in 1971. it's a little strange if you're used to going to vegas and seeing the hilton sign. >> very basic bland name. >> at least now where it is and what it's all about. 5:21. she is only 7. already a hero. how one girl saved her grandmother's life. >> and a dog stranded in icy waters. coming up, we'll show you the amazing rescue and it was all caught on tape.
back now at 5:24. the national cancer institute hopes to help teens quit smoking with text messages. nci launching a new program called smoke-free txt. here's how it works. teens sign up, select a reasonable date to quit smoking and text messages timed to that to their phone. after the quit date, teens will continue to receive text
messages for up to 6 weeks for support. a 7-year-old girl in mississippi is being called a hero after she made a phone call that may have saved her grandmother's life. her grandmother had a seizure and she knew her grandmother had a history of this so she called 911 and gave her address. >> my grandma was in the kitchen, couldn't give me breakfast and she passed out. everything going to be okay because the ambulance are coming. >> the what? ambulance. >> she did very well. hard word. paramedics quickly arrived the grandmother is doing okay. another rescue this one caught on tape in colorado springs and it's with our four- legged variety. >> that's right. the golden retriever kind was pulled from the icy waters by firefighters. take a look. a woman walking her own dog saw a pair of dogs chase a bird on a frozen pond. this happened yesterday morning. one jumped into the water and ended up getting stuck. that's when she called for
help. well, vets say that the dog after his adventures should be just fine. a little cold though. >> look at his buddies there to help him out. out of the water, come on. let's go play. >> never left his side. 5:26. relief in southern california. new details on a suspected serial arsonist. >> and why police say that the danger may not be over yet. plus this. decision day in iowa. i'm susan mcginnis in des moines. coming up, the last push by republican candidates to lure over undecided voters before tonight's caucuses. nearly a dozen businesses in berkeley affected by a water main break. we'll tell you where it happened and we'll show you what some of the repairs east bay m.u.d. has done coming up. surf's up and so is the price. what fans will now have to shell out to watch some monster waves down in mavericks when grace and i come back.
your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. it is the first big test for the gop candidates who already may be throwing in the towel in iowa. dense fog in the bay area, this afternoon lots of sunshine. details coming up. >> and first reports of an accident in san francisco. plus foggy bridges. more on that in a few minutes.
good morning. tuesday, january 3. good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. >> it's 5:30. >> it is caucus day if you live in iowa. >> tonight republicans are making some key decisions in the 2012 presidential election. >> susan mcginnis joins us now from des moines where it's 14 degrees and candidates are campaigning feverishly despite the weather in these, the final hours. good morning, susan. >> reporter: hi, good morning, frank and gray. yeah. it doesn't look like the weather is going to keep these iowans away. it's a very, very cold day here today but there's not a lot of wind and there's not a lot of reasons for the iowans to stay away especially the way the race is going. turnout is expected, upwards of 100,000 people, although only about 17% of iowans come out to vote among some 3 million residents so it's a small percentage even though it's considered an incredible launching point for the campaign and not a great microcosm of the general
population. but this is the final push. all the candidates will be out there trying to grab the undecided voters and about 40% of the people going to the caucuses today count themselves among the undecided or willing to be swayed. so after today, they are going to find out who is the one. >> i believe that it's time for us to -- reporter: at a packed rally in iowa, mitt romney urged supporters to turn out in full force at tonight's caucuses. >> with your help, we're going to go on and do whatever it takes. let's get the nomination. let's become the next president of the united states. >> reporter: the former massachusetts governor is predicting he will win the critical contest and will clinch the republican nomination early. the latest polls show romney has a slight lead over ron paul. >> the enthusiasm is growing by leaps and bounds. >> reporter: but it's rick santorum who could pull off an upset. the former pennsylvania senator is in third place after a surprising surge. he greeted voters at five separate stops on monday with the crowds growing larger at each event. >> trust what you have seen, what you have heard.
trust the interactions you have had with the candidates. >> reporter: for months, candidates have been trying to win over republicans here in iowa and they spent more than $13 million on tv ads. still, more than 40% of voters here remain undecided. >> really i think what it comes down to is we want to find the best person with the best credentials that can beat president obama. >> reporter: michele bachmann and rick perry are hoping to sway voters. as for one time front-runner newt gingrich. >> i don't think i'm going to win. >> reporter: he appeared to throw in the towel monday, only to take it back. >> we may pull off one of the great upsets in the history of the iowa caucuses. >> reporter: the former house speaker is hoping for a big enough comeback to keep him in the race. so while it took a small percentage of
iowans to vote, 18%, an all- time record, it's still considered a major bellwether of how the election process will go and how the event nominee will be selected. it is also viewed as a springboard to success in new hampshire. >> so this really would give the winner -- how much momentum would give the winner when there are so few people making this decision? >> reporter: well, it is all about momentum because of course as you know, delegates are not chosen at this caucus. it's really all about momentum and about funding and simply about popularity. so if mitt romney leads here with momentum and least with a win it could carry with another win in new hampshire of the there is no telling. the caucuses, the kooky unique process, there is no telling. no delegates are award. it's really a big straw poll. >> really s and they go to new hampshire after this and we'll
see where that goes. thank you, susan mcginnis live in des moines. president obama in the meantime wasting no time getting back in front of voters. the first family arrived in washington this morning after a 10-day vacation in hawaii. mr. obama will host a live web chat with supporters in iowa later today. he will then travel to cleveland tomorrow for an event focused on the economy. a developing story. for the first time the taliban says it is willing to open peace talks with the u.s. the militant group made this announcement this morning after opening a political office in qatar. the taliban says both sides have a vested interest in finding a solution to afghanistan's problems. closer to home now a major water break in berkeley keeping crews very busy overnight and this morning. gil diaz is near the cal campus on bancroft with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. 10 nearby businesses near the water main break at the corner
of bancroft and fulton closed shop when the rupture occurred. when they return, there may be mud in their businesses. crews fixed the break but it tore up the street with cracks in the asphalt and a 15" sinkhole. the sinkhole is patched up but barricades still up around the cracked pavement. east bay m.u.d. says a 6" water main ruptured around 4:50 yesterday afternoon. it took crews more than an hour to cap the flow. you're looking at the pavement. water restored to nearby businesses. east bay m.u.d. has not explained what caused the water main break in the first place. back to you. >> thank you. jury selection in the trial of an illegal immigrant accused of three murders in san
francisco. edwin ramos opened fire at the victims while sitting in traffic in the excelsior district back in 2008, according to prosecutors. investigators say ramos, who is believed to be a member of the ms-13 gang, mistook one of the sons for a rival gang member. 5:36. no bail for the suspect in a four-day arson spree in los angeles. 24-year-old german matahari burkhart was caught after the latest fires yesterday morning. his van matched. one scene at the fire scene. he was alleged to have made threatening statements during his mother's deportation hearing. he may have accomplices. they don't know yet. 5:36. the road is quiet. let's see what they are doing this first full day of the 2012
workweek. >> it's getting busy on the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic already starting to stack up in the cash lanes. slow approaching the toll plaza, no metering lights. nice speeds. but there are fog advisories in effect for the bay bridge, golden gate bridge, san mateo bridge, carquinez bridge and benicia bridge. so use caution out the door this morning. in fact, let's check the san mateo bridge. it's actually getting a little better. we are starting to see more cars on the road but the sign is lit so the fog advisory is still in effect for parts of the san mateo bridge as well as the peninsula. on the maps, we have an accident northbound 101 at university. it's in the clearing stages. looks like they are wrapping this up over to the right shoulder. i'm also getting word of an accident in san francisco involving a motorcycle and pedestrian. minor injuries, no word yet if any lanes are blocked. sfpd arriving on scene at church and market. we'll check mass transit in a few minutes. right now we have to check your forecast. here's lawrence. >> dense fog this morning gianna. by this afternoon, lots of
sunshine. and some very pleasant temperatures almost spring-like out there. right now we have a couple of clouds floating in overhead but high pressure building in nicely and that's going to set the stage for some gorgeous weather in the next couple of days but right now visibilities down to a quarter mile in many parts of the bay area. so be very careful. some dense fog this morning. temperatures now 45 degrees in concord. it is 48 in san francisco. and 42 degrees in san jose. by the afternoon, a whole lot of sunshine coming our way, mid- 60s into mountain view and also san jose. 50s into san francisco. next couple of days, we could see temperatures near 70 degrees by the afternoon. that's a look at weather. back to you. >> thank you. 5:38. oakland might evict the last sign of the "occupy" protest at frank ogawa plaza. a teepee and table remain at the site that was recently covered with tents. but a notice from the city says the teepee and table are a nuisance and attracting illegal activity and they have to go. protestors' legal representative objected and now the consider is reconsidering
the eviction order. red light cameras will be operating soon at one of san francisco's most dangerous intersections, the corner of masonic and fell streets in the panhandle. 17 injury crashes in three years prompting muni to put in the cameras now. fines will be as high as $522 for red light runners who are caught on camera. and today a landmark case in the auto world goes to small claims court. this is in los angeles. heather peters was originally part of a class action lawsuit against honda. the said sues the company falsely advertised the gas mileage of the hybrids. she is you unhappy with the settlement and is launching an online campaign to reject the offer. >> they are offering me $100 to $200 and a coupon towards my next honda. >> the maximum award in small claims court is now up to $10,000. but if honda does lose it can appeal the case, taking it to superior court. well, we all like to save
day of 2012. investors will on the stock futures point to a higher open today for the first trading day of 2012. investors new housing data and the latest jobs numbers this week. unemployment is now at 8.6%. have you made a new year's resolution? a lot of people hoping to spend less and save more. with tips for keeping your
financial resolutions alive, here's less jill schlesinger, editor at large for cbsmoneywatch.com. happy new year, jill. >> happy new year to you. >> what are your tips? save us some money. >> i feel like this is kind of like your diet where you start off really good and then end up eating chocolate chip cookies and french fries. is this the same kind of deal? >> reporter: kind of because research shows that nearly 60% of resolutions bite the dust after about six months, a quarter drop off within the first week. so look, here's what you need to really think about. you don't want to write down so many resolutions that you just aren't going to be able to keep them. so first, i say keep it to three resolutions. that's it. and you know what? write them down. people who write down their resolutions actually have a better chance of succeeding. next, make it resolution concrete. instead of just sort of saying, i'm going to save money, how about i'm going to contribute 6% of my salary to my retirement plan or i'm going to put $200 a month into my son or daughter's 529 plan.
finally, schedule time to check in on your progress. you know, you don't want to let the whole year go by to see what's happened. the quarter end that's a perfect time to review your goals and your investment statement. so mark your calendar now. april 3, july 3, october 3, january 3. give yourself a few days after the quarter ends to get the information you need. see whether you are on track and if not you have to figure out you're not. now, i know you guys like the investment resolutions, right? you want to make more money in 2012. >> we always want to make more money. >> i'm in. >> reporter: on moneywatch.com, we have the four ways to become a better investor in 2012. it only takes four different simple stems. pretty easy. >> only four steps. >> i have only one way to go, up. i'm not a very good investor. >> i think writing it down, having something concrete, put it on a board, on your refrigerator, so every day you see it i have to do a little bit of that. >> reporter: don't freak out too much. i don't want you to be check your investment accounts of day
because you'll drive yourself crazy. that's why on a quarterly basis, it's good to see how you've done. and try not to let the market whip you around. we're here to tell you that all the time when the mark goes way up or way down. don't get too happy on the way or too glum on the way down. >> easy to be optimistic on january 3. >> we'll run this tape in six months to see how we did. >> thank you, jill schlesinger, editor at large for cbsmoneywatch.com. gianna, everyone is going back to work today. is it going to be a tough ride? >> it's going to be tough as far as the fog goes. it's going to slow you down. golden gate bridge, limited visibility as you work your way across the span. fog advisory is in effect for the golden gate bridge as well as the bay bridge. we'll show you a live look at the bay bridge right now. looks like it's not affecting your drive approaching the toll plaza of the bay bridge but across the upper and lower decks you will run into foggy conditions. but check this out. we are seeing a few more cars on the road.
last couple of weeks has been very quiet. so they will probably turn the metering lights on today. most of those delays you're seeing are in our cash lanes. jumping over to our maps, couple of accidents to report. there is one at church and market in san francisco involving a motorcycle and pedestrian. sfpd is on scene. minor injuries, no word if lanes are blocked. hopefully not too much of a problem. foggy conditions in san francisco so use caution out the door. elsewhere an earlier accident along 101 near university completely cleared off the road and you can see lots of green here on our sensors as you work your way along 101 through the peninsula. 280 seeing slight delays but again some foggy spots through san mateo, san bruno, as well as the san mateo bridge. it was better on the bridge, about 13 to 14 minutes to work your way on 880 and 101. also, the altamont pass. no fog but we are seeing slight delays just you pass 205 connector in the antioch area starting to get slow as well on the westbound side of highway 4. so looks like things are
getting busy back to normal for this workday commute. that's traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> foggy start to the day around the bay area. a few high clouds drifting overhead but high pressure building in. next couple of days something else weather-wise as we'll see many temperatures soaring into the afternoon. that ridge bringing with it lots of sunshine around the bay area. the temperatures going to be heating up well above the average for this time of the year. but this morning, starting out with some patchy dense fog some visibilities down to a quarter mile. should be sunny and warm toward the afternoon hours. and still, we're looking for some raindrops. unfortunately, no rain in sight maybe for the next couple of weeks. temperatures right now we have 43 degrees in napa. 40 in livermore. 42 in san jose. many visibilities down to a quarter mile or less in the bay area so be careful traveling early on this morning. also that continues into the central valley. dense fog advisory into sacramento. that should lift this morning, high 62 in sacramento this
morning. 57 yosemite, 64 fresno. strong ridge this time of year will send the jet stream north. that means it's going to be foggy to begin with but lots of sunshine by the afternoon. those temperatures going to heat up nicely. numbers popping well into the 60s in land. morgan hill 67. 64 cupertino. 57 pacifica. 63 redwood city. east bay temperatures up into the 50s and 60s. should be mostly sunny as we head into the afternoon. inside the bay, plenty of hazy sunshine and 61, very comfortable in oakland. 59 san francisco. 64 degrees in santa rosa. next couple of days, high pressure taking over. that means we have nothing but sunshine except for a couple of patches of fog and then looks like toward thursday, we start to cool things off a tad as a couple of more clouds come our way. otherwise, looking dry for at least the next seven days and probably well beyond that. >> are you going to bust out the shorts? >> i might have we get near 70. that's kind of the point where you have to get them out. >> is that inland? >> i don't think we'll get that
in san francisco. but we definitely could get that around the bay. >> might have to head to the east bay. >> keep your sunglasses handy. >> no kidding. >> very white legs. [ laughter ] it's been a dry winter in northern california and today state water experts will find out how serious the situation might be if we don't get any rain or snow. this morning the state department of water resources will conduct the season's first sierra snowpack survey. there's not much up there. they conduct monthly surveys near echo summit in tahoe's south shore area. local agencies like santa clara valley water district say it's a little too early in the season to be overly concerned. we still have months to go. mavericks big wave surf contest is no longer free entertainment. >> right. they are going to have more details on thursday but mavericks organizers are saying that spectators will have to pay this year to check out the show. $25 will get you parking, admission, and jumbo screen viewing. tickets in order to meet the surfers start at $100. >> the whole experience comes
down to rubbing shoulders with these guys and seeing the stoke in their eyes and being part of that. you're not looking at a speck half mile offshore trying to figure out what color he is, looking straight into the glare. >> it is hard to see. but here's the reason that viewers will not be allowed on the nearby beach. it was this rogue wave that knocked down more than a dozen spectators two years ago. it's just too dangerous so they are going to keep people farther back. at least you will get the jumbotron to check out the surfers. >> that will wake you up pretty quick. dangerous, to 49ers have been waiting for years for play-off tickets going on sale today online. there's only a limited number available. season ticketholders got their tickets yesterday and had priority. there's some left. tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. they are only available through ticketmaster.com and there's a limit of four per order. some season ticketholders have already posted their tickets for sale online at big-time inflated prices so if you want to go deep you can but you can
still buy them online beginning at 10:00. we'll have a live report. anser hassan is down at candlestick. he is going to talk about the 49ers' big play-off run coming up in a few minutes. it is 5:51 now. detoxing from all that holiday drinking. >> why going cold turkey could actually do you more harm than good. >> this little girl survived a vicious kangaroo attack. the close call for her family when grace and i come back. ,,
war veteran benjamin barnes found lying face down yesterday. they believe he shot and killed a park ranger. he was also connected to a shooting of four people in a party in seattle on new year's. barnes was involved in a bitter custody battle over his young daughter. hills mother says he was suicidal and suffered from post- traumatic stress disorder. hopefully the rest of 2012 will go a lot better for a 7- year-old girl in australia. she was attacked by a kangaroo on new year's day. she is recovering from lacerations and bruises on her face and body. a kangaroo similar to this pinned her to the ground at a park and began kicking and scratching her. >> very, very scared. i thought i was going to die. all i could say was grace, grace, grace... >> the girl's stepfather helped fight the kangaroo off. he was kicked in the leg, as well. the girl was rushed to the hospital and treated for the cuts. she is going to be okay but oh, she must be so scared. look, even her dress was torn.
>> pretty girl, too. it's 5:54. if you are still recovering from that post new year's eve hangover, you had a big night. >> no kidding! >> been a couple of days, sheesh! think twice before swearing off booze altogether for january because british doctors warn that it could lead to excessive drinking for the rest of the year. expert advice is to take just a few days off alcohol a week throughout the entire year. maybe small goals. [ laughter ] >> not quite sure i understand that. >> i know. >> don't do it. >> i don't know. >> all right. >> if you are still hung over by january 3 stay off the roads. >> stop drinking. >> how about the roads? >> it's tough this morning so if you want to give yourself some extra time or, you know, stay off the roads not a bad idea. benicia bridge foggy conditions, fog advisory in effect for the benicia ben as well as some other bay area bridges. in fact, let's jump over to the golden gate bridge right now.
and looks like limited visibility there, as well. and over to the bay bridge we go. looks like we're seeing some delays in the cash lanes. so lots of folks headed to work today and again, most of that fog is going to affect your drive up the incline into san francisco. we'll check mass transit in the 6:00 hour. over to you, lawrence. >> we have patchy, dense fog this morning. looks like high pressure building overhead. plenty of sunshine by the afternoon. those temperatures soaring into the 60s in many spots. and we're just getting going as we're going to warm up further tomorrow near 70 in the afternoon. cooling off into thursday. dry through the weekend and probably for the foreseeable future, too. >> is this when you get all the love mail? >> yes. we are going to get all the hate mail when it starts raining again. in the next half hour, it is one of the earth's biggest trash problems. how a bay area company plans to clean up the patch of junk in the pacific. >> and decision day in iowa. a live report on the last- minute push for votes coming
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. we have just hours until voters cast their ballots in iowa. the last-minute push for the gop candidates. several berkeley businesses making repairs this morning after a water main break. the details coming up. very dense fog to start out your day. we have plenty of sunshine and some unusually warm temperatures by the afternoon. we'll have details coming up. and that fog hovering over some of our