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several other pieces of evidence here at this scene. police found a knife outside the home. the group also had several guns that they were threatening. the robbers roughed the victims up a little bit, as well. there was some kicking going on when they tried to talk to one another but overall, these students, these victims here, say that the robbers seemed generally inexperienced and they were just trying to get what they could. and they stole several things. police are trying to catch them. they have good descriptions of the robbers. live from san francisco's richmond district, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. family and friends are looking for a petaluma woman this morning who went missing at a south lake tahoe dance event. deputies are searching for 19- year-old elissa burn. they say she was last seen at the horizon casino on new year's eve on south shore. she was attending the snow globe music festival there.
according to the police her cell phone was last used just before midnight. and prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty or life without parole in a south bay murder case. one suspect had bail denied yesterday. businessman ravi kumra was killed in his monte sereno home in november. three men and a woman now under arrest in the case. authorities are still withholding details of the case. the three men are expected back in court again tomorrow. a clue in the case of a dog killed in a san francisco robbery. police say the man seen running away in this grainy surveillance video last friday had just mugged a woman and threw her dog into oncoming traffic. the owner says she treated the dog like a child. >> seeing everything in my head again and wanting to break everything and just i'm screaming at the top of my lungs because i miss her and i'm angry. >> there is a $3,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. a city on the peninsula is
hoping for state money to ease flooding concerns. tonight the east palo alto city council will talk about an emergency declaration and that's where we find cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran in the city that had flooding problems earlier last month. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. now, because the city of east palo alto declared that state of emergency, they are eligible for state funded flood control projects. the city is asking for $2.7 million to start immediate work on the levee. heavy rains from last month's storms brought the creek's water levels to the third highest since 1930. water went over the levees and hops and streets were flooded. this -- homes and streets why flooded. this will hopefully secure funding before the next big storm. >> we are concerned about the entire rainy season. we have a few months left. >> reporter: another major project is expected to start at
the end of the summer. that will widen the creek and strengthen levee walls. city leaders say 49% of east palo alto is within a flood plain and a levee or creek breach would cause major damage in the area. live in east palo alto, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> you can see she is bundled up. >> i know. it's cold. >> are you going to tell her about your tweet? >> i tweeted out lawrence and i said, you know, bundle up, bay area. it's cold out there. and a buddy of mine in hartford, connecticut, a weather guy on the morning show there, said you want cold, frank, it's 0 in hartford and parts of new hampshire minus 20! >> still, it's cold enough. you will see a lot of frost around the bay area this morning if you are headed outside. temperatures again plunging into the 20s and the 30s. yeah, that's frigid for us, maybe not cold other parts of the country. but cold here. 29 in concord, 27 in santa rosa, 34 degrees in san jose
and 42 degrees in san francisco. high pressure still holding on beginning to slide eastward though. we'll see a few high clouds over the top of this ridge across our skies today maybe some showers in far northern california. but we're staying dry here. the temperatures are going to be moving in the mid- to upper 50s by the afternoon. 58 in san jose. and about 56 degrees in san francisco. more on your weather coming up. right now let's check the roads with gianna. >> that's cold for us californians, lawrence. all right. jumping over to the bay bridge right now, you can see we're starting to see a bit of a backup. i predict the metering lights will be turned on within the nex couple of minutes. stalled vehicle earlier at the "s" curve at the bay bridge is cleared but still slow for the morning commute. eastshore freeway still light. traffic clear headed towards the bay bridge toll plaza. now, we have reports of an accident eastbound 780 at glen cove. also reported on the westbound side and that's where we're seeing some delays. so as soon as chp does get out on the scene we'll probably confirm it is westbound 780 at glen cove. it is blocking one lane. earlier trouble spot south 680 at sunol we had a tractor- trailer blocking lanes. looks like that's been cleared
out of the roadway. 101 clear, 92 no problems. northbound 280 through the peninsula not showing any delays right now. but near woodside on the off- ramp we have reports of black ice. so be careful as you work your way out there this morning. again, a very cold morning and northbound 880 not too bad through oakland and south 880 looking good all the way into the south bay. frank. >> thank you. al-jazeera has purchased san francisco-based "current tv." the "new york times" reports the deal could be worth as much as $500 million. it says it will rebrand al gore's "current tv" into a new channel called "al-jazeera america." meanwhile time warner cable incorporated announced it is dropping "current tv" as a result of this new deal. "current tv" will be part of five new u.s. bureaus operated by al-jazeera. according to the times some staff members may be able to stay on board but some shows may be dissolved this spring including the war room with former michigan governor general ever granholm and the
gavin newsom show hosted by california's lieutenant governor. secretary of state hillary clinton finally out of the hospital today after being treated for a blood clot near her brain. president clinton and their daughter chelsea on hand to take her home yesterday from the hospital. it was the first time she has been seen in public in the last three weeks. doctors have been treating the clot with blood thinners. they say she is responding well to the treatment and she kept working in the hospital as well staying on the phone with staff. it is a big day on capitol hill. the 113th congress will be sworn in this morning. here's some live pictures right now. we understand that nancy pelosi later on will be making some opening remarks to the black caucus. the returning members and newcomers will have to take over unfinished business left behind by the previous congress. that includes some issues not addressed in the fiscal bill approved this week. newcomers say they plan to hit the ground running. joe kennedy is the grandson of the late robert f. kennedy.
>> it's a privilege. and you realize that the hard part lies ahead. >> we all have ideas. our districts have sent us. where are the bathrooms? [ laughter ] >> well, the bay area has two new members of congress. in each case the democrat replacing a democrat. eric swalwell represents the 15th congressional district which includes much of alameda county. he defeated veteran pete stark in the november election. jared huffman second district covers much of marin and sonoma counties. he replaces the retired lynn woolsey. u.s. stock markets reacted positively to the 112th congress' approval of a fiscal deal. the dow gained more than 308 points yesterday. it is the biggest one-day gain in six months. the tech heavy nasdaq went up almost 93 points, up more than 3%. one issue the new congress will have to tackle still, financial aid for the victims of hurricane sandy. the senate passed a $60 billion aid package last week. house leaders put off that
vote. new jersey governor chris christie was among those outraged, blaming his own republican party and pointing the finger at house speaker john boehner. >> the house of representatives failed that most basic test of public service and they did so with callous indifference to the suffering of the people of my state. america deserves better than just another example of a government that has forgotten who they are there to serve and why. 66 days and counting. shame on you! shame on congress! >> voting on the sandy aid package could take place as soon as tomorrow but only for a small amount of help. the rest of the money won't be decided on for a few more weeks. students from connecticut' sandy hook elementary school heading back to class today just 20 days after the deadly mass shooting at their school in newtown, connecticut. for now classes are set up though in a town of monroe that's six miles away. teachers have transformed a shutdown middle school there into the new sandy hook.
a lot of parents say they still are trying to figure out how to handle this very delicate situation. >> there is no real playbook for this. i don't think any of us really have a playbook so we are kind of just sensing our child and trying to meet the needs that we can. >> school staff is doing all it can to make students feel at home. they are bringing in desks, other items from the old campus. the new campus has even been renamed sandy hook elementary school. the site of another deadly shooting spree is on schedule to reopen in just a couple of weeks. 12 people were killed last july at a century theater complex in aurora colorado. the theater invited victims' families to attend a, quote, special evening of remembrance at the theater on january 17th. that has angered some of the victim relatives who plan to boycott the re-opening. awfully hard to probably go in there and watch a movie i would think after what happened. the time now is 6:10. a fiery plane crash in las
vegas. how the pilot and his passenger escaped just in the nick of time. >> the city wants it done but i think my wife wants it done even more. >> i bet she does. clean up or get out! a bay area house so cluttered, the homeowner has to live in his own front yard. how he says it got so bad. that and more coming up. >> and caught in the act. a congressional candidate is busted playing some dirty politics. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
[ male announcer ] with all your car does for you, he really wants to hear those three little words: chevron with techron. care for your car. that an aerostar jet skiddef the runway at airport yesterda a fiery plane crash in las vegas, both people got out in time. authorities say that an aerostar jet skidded off the runway at the north las vegas airport yesterday afternoon and as you can see just burst into flames. the pilot and passenger got out, ran away before flames
engulfed the cabin. they weren't hurt. it took almost an hour to put out the fire. no word on what caused that accident. it is 6:15. let's check the roads with gianna. >> we are seeing brake lights out of the altamont pass westbound 580, 19 minutes into livermore and slight brake lights at 680. sensors showing speeds of less than 25 miles per hour westbound highway 4 as you work your way through antioch. so you might see delays around somersville and loveridge. eastshore freeway not bad so far, so good speeds in the 50s and 60s westbound towards the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are on at the bay bridge and we are seeing a backup at least for the first overpass but overall not too bad. we had a stall at the "s" curve
that's cleared out of lanes. in vallejo as suspected it is westbound 780 at glen cove where that accident is that's blocking lanes. chp is on scene. there is a backup approaching the area. peninsula looks good though if you have a plane to catch at sfo. no delays along 101, easy ride from 92 to the 80 split. north 280 also clear as well as 92. 880 off to a good start as well heading to the oakland airport. no delays south 101, 580 to the toll plaza 14-minute ride. mass transit on time. bart, ace, muni, caltrain and your ferries no delays to report. for your cold forecast, here's lawrence. >> very chilly for the bay area outside if you are heading out. we have some cold temperatures. hey, they just took official measurement of the snow in the sierra nevada and guess what! yup. 134% of normal. looking good so far. of course, that means nothing of in we completely dry out right now. but so far, so good. lots of snow, lots of water in the high sierra.
we are dry though now in the bay area. well, those temperatures are getting cold in spots. 27 degrees right now in napa. 29 in concord. 28 degrees in santa rosa and 30 degrees in livermore. going to see widespread frost around the bay area again this morning. if you are heading out another cold start to the day. afternoon sunshine then the temperatures right around cease until for this time of year. changes by the weekend though. we could see a couple of showers move back in. but for today, high pressure holding on. starting to slide eastward now. we'll see a few high clouds from this weak system making its way into far northern california. other than that we are going to keep things nice and dry. around the state, maybe some showers toward the eureka area but nice and dry into the centra valley. 50s in fresno. 44 lake tahoe. 47 yosemite. 59 monterey bay. around our area into the 50s, in the south bay 58 degrees in san jose, 58 morgan hill. and 59 in redwood city.
east bay cooler. mostly sunny skies. highs generally in the mid-50s. sliding inside the bay some sunshine and 58 degrees in oakland. 56 in san francisco. and 56 also in santa rosa. the next couple of days looks like it's going to stay dry. very cold nights again. but as we head into saturday the clouds begin to gather a bit and by saturday night, into sunday, there's a chance of some rain returning to the bay area. doesn't look like a big storm but could be wet. after that looks like things dry out. temperatures could bump right back up. we could be talking 60s by monday and tuesday. that's a look at weather. back to you. >> thank you. san mateo has evicted a family from their home after neighbor complaints. lots of construction debris inside and outside the house. mark cloudyberg klaiber was given a construction permit in 2001. he works on his own home after
he finishes on the job. klaiber says he is slowed by an injured back and lack of money to buy building materials. >> the city wants it done but my wife wants it done even more. the city says the family can no longer live in the home because of those unsafe conditions. a former congressional candidate from albuquerque is accused of playing dirty politics even after the election. police say he was caught on camera slashing political rival's tires. gary smith was arrested on friday and now is also accused of doing the same to his former campaign manager. 54 times in six months. he allegedly punctured his power steering fluid too. smith is charged with felony vandalism and could face more charges. some bay area headlines now. the city of oakland plans to issue special id cards for people without legal immigration status. yesterday, mayor jean quan showed off an example of the
card which is also designed to function as a debit card. the city expects to issue 6,000 of the cards this year. but it's still trying to work out details. critics say the cards will legitimize the presence of illegal immigrants. for the first time in three years the chp is hiring. those tractor-trailer in a career as a chp officer can -- those interested in a career as a chp officer can apply online through saturday. the role continues. the warriors send the clippers on a losing streak. we'll highlight that. >> plus a bowl game eyebrow raiser. our play of the day is coming up. and what's cool about your school? you can submit your nomination at our website, cbssf.com/coolschool. we may come do a feature on your school. we would love to hear from you. so get those in as soon as you can. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,
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and the clear skies around the bay area, 20s and 30s, widespread frost. more coming up. >> metering lights are on, slow up the incline and backed up to 880. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. it was a showdown in oakland between the two best teams in the nba pacific division. the warriors and the clippers. >> and the right team won by the way. stephen curry scored 31 for gold n state with 25 before the break. that's the warriors' highest scoring half of the season. david lee had another double- double with 24 points, 13 boards. warriors rolled over the clip, 115-94. there will be a rematch state on the road in l.a. college hoops san francisco at santa clara. the west coast conference opener for both teams. the broncos' kevin foster draining five triples. led the scoring with 21 points.
late in the good morning mark scored on one of his 10 boards. santa clara beat usf7469. sugar bowl play of the day. louisville's teddy bridgewater hits fellow cardinal parker at the corner of the end zone over the shoulder catch. and that is pretty sweet. parker pulls it down helping louisville upset number 3 florida, never in the game, 33- 23. that's why lawrence didn't get any sleep. me and your man brad. >> i watched it, too. >> much to your chagrin, right? >> that's right. it is 6:25. coming up, the deal that provides al-jazeera with a pathway into your living room and its connection to the bay area. >> stopping disaster before it happens. why east palo alto is looking to sacramento for a little bit of help. >> reporter: a group of college
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i love these people. ♪ and it's beautiful i think right now it's the safest school in america. >> the students coming in. that's what's missing getting our students back at sandy hook. >> a political storm brews over the aid for hurricane sandy victims. >> disaster relief is something you don't play games with. 66 days and counting, shame on you, shame on congress. >> screaming at the top of my lungs because i miss her and i'm angry. >> a new look at the man who mugged a woman and threw her
dog into traffic. >> we also have a responsibility to the community to abate a public nuisance. >> a bay area home so cluttered the owner has to sleep in his front yard. >> there is just a lot of stuff out here. and it's taken years to build up to this point. >> the 113th congress will be sworn in today and faces daunting challenges right away. >> it's a privilege and you realize that the hard part is still what lies ahead. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald captions by: caption colorado email@example.com good morning. it is thursday, january 3. i'm elizabeth wenger. michelle is off. >> she is sleeping in. i'm frank mallicoat. 6:30. we are learning more about what happened during a home invasion here in san francisco. >> that's right. lits go out to cbs 5 reporter anne makovec who has been tacking to the students who were held up at gunpoint. good morning. >> they were remarkably calm after what they had gone
through. a group of men walks into their apartment, started rounding them up and robbing them. now, here's a picture of a knife that was found outside. crime scene investigators have since taken that away. they are trying to figure out who these robbers were. police have now cleared this scene. what we know is that around 3:00 this morning this group made its way into the students' home. they were armed with guns and that knife. they stole several items cluck electronics, cash and luggage. here's how the victims describe it. >> there is a total of five guys that came in with guns and they just immediately just started going -- knocking down the doors getting all the people basically dragged us all out into the living room. they broke down my bedroom door because it was locked. kind of shattered it. and yeah, just went through the whole house tore everything apart. >> reporter: and the robbers also roughed the students up a little bit telling them not it talk to each other and when
they did, one of them was kicked. some of the girls' hair was pulled. shortly after the robbery, police were able to track a stole-iphone. they were able to track that to scott and davisadero and lost track of the phone because the robbers turned it off. the victims were able to give very good descriptions of these guys because they say their faces. hopefully police will find them very soon. live in san francisco's richmond district on 40th avenue. anne makovec, cbs 5. officers in lake tahoe are sweeping snowbanks and casinos in the search for a missing petaluma woman. 19-year-old elissa burn was last seen at the horizon casino on new year's eve. she was with friends at a music festival. her parents said she texted them every day of her trip to let them know she was okay. she stopped texting on tuesday and calls go to her voicemail. a suspected gang member is
to be arraigned on murder charges today in san francisco. a witness taking these pictures of 19-year-old david morales as he was being caught on new year's day. morales is accused of firing shots at three people into an apartment complex. police say when they tried to stop his car he sped away and caused a deadly crash on south van ness avenue. a memorial is now there for the man and the woman who were killed in the crash. a clue in the case of a dog killed in a san francisco robbery. police say the man seen running away in this grainy surveillance video last friday just mugged a woman and then threw this dog into oncoming traffic. the owner says she treated the little dog like a child. >> seeing everything in my head again an wanting to break everything and just screaming at the top of my lungs because i miss her and i'm angry. >> there's now a $3,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. ton a bay area city moves to get money for emergency
repairs. the goal is it to fix levees to prevent more flooding from san francisquito creek in east palo alto. and that's where we find cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran, in east palo alto, to explain what the city wants from the state in order to ease all the flooding fears. good morning. >> reporter: according to the "mercury news," the city of east palo alto will ask the state for $2.7 million to fix a levee breach after last month's wave of storms. now, heavy arenas caused the san francisquito creek to rise to its third highest water flow since 1930. 7 homes were evacuated then and the surrounding neighborhood, which is at a lower level than the creek, saw massive water and mud damage. city officials say if the state comes through with the money, reparis will be done right away. -- repairs will be done righ a way. >> the state is coming down tomorrow and we hope we can start work immediately.
>> we want to clarify that comment was made yesterday before last night's meeting. city leaders say 49% of east palo alto is within a flood plain and a levee or creek failure would cause massive damage. a major project is under way. the creek is expected to get new floodwalls but that project won't start until this summer. live in east palo alto, cate caugiran, cbs 5. it's all about the frost and i guess the chillies today because it's cold out there. >> he is busting out the mock turtleneck so you know something interesting is going on in weather. >> yes. we may have a little rain making a return to the bay area. >> sad. >> but not today. >> okay. >> it's all about the cold temperatures outside. a chilly start to the day again. temperatures dropping way down in the 20s and the 30s in many of the valleys so widespread frost even inside the bay. 34 degrees in san jose. 35 redwood city. even a chilly 39 in oakland. so you know it's cold out there. this afternoon high pressure
bringing another nice day. high clouds from the system but most of the energy well to the north. so we'll keep it dry for today. temperatures not that bad by the afternoon. 58 degrees in san jose. 56 in milpitas. about 58 degrees in morgan hill. east bay a little cooler but not too much. 55 in pleasanton. 55 walnut creek. 54 degrees in concord. inside the bay those temperatures generally in the 50s. let's check the roads with gianna. >> we are seeing a bit of a backup at the bay bridge toll plaza. business as usual. westbound coming off the eastshore freeway, out of the maze, so brake lights at least beyond 880 at this point so give yourself some extra time. delays up the incline. over to our maps, if you are coming off the eastshore freeway looks like we are slowing down a bit near powell street 47 miles per hour in the area. better news for this accident westbound 780 in vallejo glen cove clear out of lanes. slight slowing approaching the scene. south bay good no delays northbound through san jose.
280 all clear as well as well as 87 and 85. highway 9 at sanborn chp still running one-way traffic control from an earlier overnight accident. back to you >> thank you. a changing of the guard for san francisco-base the "current tv." al-jazeera is buying it for as much as $500 million. former vice president al gore cofounded the cable network 7 years ago. al-jazeera says it will use "current tv"'s base to launch "al-jazeera america." meanwhile, time warner satisfies it is dropping "current tv" as a result of -- says it is dropping "current tv" as a result of that deal. it will be part of five new u.s. bureaus operated by al- jazeera. according to the times some shows may be dissolved this spring. that includes the war room with former michigan governor jennifer granholm and the gavin newsom show hosted by california's lieutenant governor. google executive chairman eric schmidt is reported to be planning to go on a private humanitarian mission to north
korea. former new mexico governor bill richardson is leading the trip that could happen this month. a group of north korean officials visited google headquarters in 2011. google is refusing to comment on the report about schmidt's trip. secretary of state hillary clinton back home finally after being treated for a blood clot in her head. she was smiling as she walked out of the hospital alongside her husband, the president bill clinton and chelseaer that daughter. this is the first time she has been seen in public in three weeks. doctors say mrs. clinton will be fine and even while she was in the hospital, she was doing a little moonlighting on the phone talking with her staff. still working. today begins a new era on capitol hill as the 113th congress will be sworn in, in just a matter of hours. bay area has two new members of that congress and in each case a democrat replacing a democrat. eric swalwell represents the 15th congressional district including alameda county. he defeated veteran pete stark in the november election. and jared huffman second
district covers much of marin and sonoma counties. he replaces retiring lynn woolsey. one issue the new congress will have to tackle financial aid for the victims of hurricane sandy. the senate passed a $60 billion aid package last week but house leaders put off the vote. and new jersey governor chris christie was among those outraged blaming even his own republican party and pointing the finger at house speaker john boehner. >> the house of representatives failed that most basic test of public service and they did so with callous indifference to the suffering of the people of my state. america deserves better than just another example of a government that's forgotten who they are there to serve and why. 66 days and counting, shame on you. shame on congress. >> voting on the aid package could take place tomorrow but only for small amount of help. the rest of the money will be
decided in a couple of weeks. it is back to class today for students of sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. it comes 20 days after a gunman's deadly rampage at their campus in newtown. for now classes are set up in the town of monroe six miles away. it is the site of a middle school that closed two years ago. many parents say they are still trying to figure out how to handle this delicate situation. >> we don't want to overburden them with the police. we want this to be a normal school where they can go. >> school staff doing all it can to make students feel more at home. they are bringing desks and other items from the old school. the new school is even renamed sandy hook elementary school. >> tough day for the kids. can you imagine the media circus that will be there too. >> no. >> kids just trying to go to school. 6:40. a imagine car recall this morning. the potential problem for more than a half million subaru drivers out there. >> and now you're not your typical withdrawal, we should say. the smash and grab thieves in and out in less than 90
big, like a van. surveill well, as we all know, you need a little heavy? to steal an atm. something big like a van. surveillance video shows a white van crashing through the front door of a gas station. this is video from tennessee. the two men in the van went right for the atm. they loaded it up and took off. there was no one in the store at the time. nobody was hurt. we don't know if they got into it but off it goes. a placer county teenager is facing some felony charges. the girl is accused of drugging
her foster parents. a woman in rockland took her daughter to the police department after the girl admitted spiking milkshakes with sleeping pills that she got from a friend. the mother noticed the shake tasted a little odd. >> they only had only about, you know, a quarter of the milkshake but after an hour they felt drowsy and then they ended up falling asleep. >> when the mother said it had happened once before, she checked the daughter's internet and phone use. authorities think the girl drugged them because they had put restrictions on her internet use. >> a little har . we kick it off with weather because it's balmy. >> isn't it nice to be here in the bay area? >> compared to other parts of the country, right. >> amazing. >> guess so. >> we complain about 20s and 30s. they are talking minus 7 in other parts of the world. cold in the bay area. 29 in concord. 27 napa and santa rosa. likely seeing widespread frost around the bay area this morning out the door but plenty of sunshine coming our way too. and those temperatures going to be near seasonal by the
afternoon but changes by the weekend. we could see a return of some rainfall. high pressure sliding eastward now. we'll see a few more clouds from this system that's sliding closer to the coast but most of the energy staying north of the bay area so keeping it dry today. and still plenty of sunshine. out of sfo today no delays expected. sunny skies continuing there. temperatures if the mid-50s. around the country motorsly cloudy skies in houston and 55. 41 and clear in denver. 36 and cloudy in chicago. and 34 degrees partly cloudy in new york. around the bay this afternoon plan on highs in the upper 50s in the south bay. 57 degrees in half moon bay. 58 in san jose. and 56 in hayward. east bay a little cooler but still not bad. mostly sunny skies and temperatures generally in the 50s and inside the bay sunshine and 58 degrees in oakland and 56 in san francisco. next couple of days, it looks like it will stay dry but things begin to change on saturday. clouds begin to gather and then by fight is into sunday, there's a chance of showers. doesn't look like a big storm but we could see some raindrops into sunday, as well.
monday a return to some dry weather and if we're lucky maybe we'll crack 60 by monday and tuesday, that's a look at weather. >> 60 sounds very nice. especially on a chilly morning like today. let's check conditions on the roads. san mateo bridge cruising along. no delays between 880 and 101. peninsula north 101 no problems. 92 also looking good out of half moon bay. just a few brake lights west wound. northbound 280 no delays to report. we had report of black ice in redwood city near woodside so use caution. also reported in morgan hill on surface streets so be careful. elsewhere golden gate bridge, free-flowing looking good out of marin county no delays through marin county and, of course, the altamont pass seeing a few brake lights westbound as you work your way towards 680. overall an 18-minute ride. so not too bad. usually about 25 minutes at this point for most of the morning commute. westbound 4 also seeing brake lights, as well. speeds dipping under 25 miles
per hour near loveridge. also if you are headed along 880 no delays looking good both directions south 880 still steady. extra volume towards hayward and mass transit is right on time this morning. metering lights are on at the bay bridge toll plaza. back to you. >> thank you. it was a pretty nice way to start the new year. >> i guess so. up 300 points. wall street hit the jackpot on the first day of trading yesterday. here's kcbs financial reporter jason brooks to find out how day two went. >> reporter: good morning. it turned out to be a nice start to the new year. best day for the stock market in over a year thanks to the "fiscal cliff" deal. now, we still have other "fiscal cliffs" ahead. this thing isn't done. but really a relief rally by the market with the dow up more more than 300. labor department is reporting this morning that first time weekly claims for unemployment rose by 10,000 to 3 72,000. tomorrow the labor department
reports its totals for the month of december. economists are looking for a gain of around 150,000 jobs. private payroll tracker adp said this morning that they saw a gain of 215,000 jobs. obviously that would be a lot better than expected and would be very much welcome news. there have been a lot of dire reports on retail sales for last month which is critical given the holiday shopping season. but the number of major chains reporting some strong numbers this morning. they include san francisco- based gap and pleasanton-based ross. ross saw its sales up 6%. gap across its three chains including old navy, banana republic and the flagship gap up by 5%. strong numbers. their stocks reflect that this morning. overall taking a breather on the market after a big gain, down 41, nasdaq down 7, s&p down 3. shares in ross up 8% right now. gap is gaining 1.5%. back to you. >> thank you, kcbs financial reporter jason brooks. return to sender today is
expected to be the busiest day for holiday returns. u.p.s. actually has a name for it. they call it national returns day. the carrier says it will ship morning a half million unwanted gifts back to retailers. by the end of the week, u.p.s. estimates it will have transported more than 2 million returns to stores. i'll be one of them. >> you're one of many. 6:50 now. subaru is recalling more than 600,000 cars and suvs because of a potential fire hazard on the car. the lights under the door can overheat and apparently, it can catch fire. the recall is for the outbacks and legacy cars from 2011 to 2010. tribeca suvs from 2006 to 2012. a forrester from 2009 through 2012. they were recalled. the recall is expected to begin next month. starbucks is rolling out new cups today. the reusable cup will cost you a buck. customers will get a dime discount every time they use one for refills instead of a paper cup. they will clean the cups before
they refill them, too. so that's a bonus. in 2008, the seattle-based coffee chain said it wanted to serve 25% of all their drinks in reusable cups by 2015. they have reduced that goal to 5%. also starbucks is headed to vietnam. the company will open its first store in ho chi min city next month. the move means starbucks will have stores in 62 countries. i think there are 150 here in san francisco. >> i know. one on every corner. taking over. in health news, language classes may be starting early for babies. a new study from the university of washington shows that babies are listening and learning during the last ten weeks of pregnancy. doctors say babies can tell the difference between their native language and foreign ones. they may be hearing vowel sounds, even before birth. aw. well, in other baby news, some mothers say giving birth can be sort of a blur. >> a blah. >> okay. but there's one photo of an arizona newborn that's crystal
clear and getting a lot of attention online. take a peek. the photo is of baby nev. he ahn. it shows her reaching out of her mother's womb and holding the finger of the doctor performing her c-section delivery. her mom is a professional photographer. her father took this picture. >> i ran over and grabbed the shot. i was in awe looking at it. such an amazing picture. >> well, it sure is. neveah's mom will hang a canvas print of the picture in the baby's bedroom and although she may someday sell prints of it she will never give up the copyrights which she says is priceless. of course it is. nasa is hoping to sell or lease facilities of florida's kennedy space center and they are not being used right now, now that the space shuttle program is history.
if you are interested, here you go. those facilities include a 15,000-foot landing strip, a launch pad, rocket assembly building and the all important parachute packing plant. nasa wants to find a buyer or renter by the end of the year because that's when all their federal money to maintain those facilities runs out. the holidays end in a crash. in atlanta a treetopled after a crane removed it from the top of a mall snapped. you can see the 60-foot tree dangling off the side of the macy's building. firefighters moved in to help remove it after the crane broke. the tree fell into the roof of the store causing damage inside, as well. nobody was hurt. but my guess is they are going to have a plan b next year. >> i know. you can't see it but on our rundown we entitled that story christmas tree fail. [ laughter ] >> in a big way. time now 6:53. coming up, a final check of your top stories. >> plus, the robotic vacuum
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officer say five armed susp br welcome back. 6:57. this morning's top stories, a violent home invasion in san francisco's richmond district. officers say five armed suspects broke into a home on 40th avenue before 3:00 this morning. the students who lived inside tell cbs 5 the suspects dragged them out of bed and one smashed a bedroom door. officers say the suspects took off with a lot of cash, wallets, electronics and some luggage, as well. east palo alto city council is expected to decide tonight to proclaim an emergency that would lead to the city asking for millions of dollars from the state to shore up a levee
on the san francisquito creek. there was some flooding damage last month when the creek went over the levee into a neighborhood. some live pictures right now back to class today for all those students at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. that's the newtown school where a gunman went on a deadly rampage almost three weeks ago. 20 days ago. for now, classes are set up in a town of monroe, that's six miles a way at the site of a middle school that closed two years ago. they have fixed it up. >> it seems soon but life goes on. >> the media that will be there, crazy. we'll switch gears and the show and get a little last weather check from lawrence. >> very cold outside this morning. another frosty day if you are heading out there. temperatures running down into the 20s in some of the valleys. 30s even inside the bay. even 39 degrees in oakland. you know it's a cold start to the day when it's that cold in oakland. this afternoon temperatures in
the 50s mostly sunny skies. dry again and changes coming. we have clouds gathering, showers saturday night into sunday. dry weather returns on monday and tuesday. >> we are going to head to some of our bridges right now. live look at the bay bridge and you know it's actually improving. we saw backups to 880 but metering lights are on, slip up the incline. east 80 at central, san mateo bridge by the way looking good, there are potholes reported east 80 at central blocking lanes causing problems there. be careful around the eastshore freeway. >> best video of the day here. behold, the world's greatest babysitter. the vacuum robot. the baby's name is aria and this youtube video has received about 60,000 hits. >> a commercial in the making. >> that's adorable. >> pets, kids, a love those things. >> cool. thanks for watching. we'll be back with an update coming up shortly. michelle is back next week. >> your next local update coming up at 7:25. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org
good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, january 3rd, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." today a new congress gets the same old problems. can fresh faces get anything done? a new fresh face for sandy hook elementary students back in class and for a first time in a long time the house does not win, what's happening in vegas? we begin with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> we have a lot of questions. we're very nervous. we have a lot of anxiety right now, as does everyone else. >> sandy hook elementary students go back to school. >> thinkeir first time since th massacre that claimed 26 lives.
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