tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS November 14, 2013 6:00am-7:01am PST
i just wanted to show our people over there that we are here for them, that we hurt just like them. >> today, kpix 5 is teaming up with the red cross to raise money for the victims of the typhoon in the philippines. there's a desperate need for food, water, medical supplies and so much more. the live phone banks start at 6 a.m. and go until 7 p.m. tonight. >> it seems like maybe we get an unusual amount of attention at tesla no matter what it is. >> three workers at the tesla plant at fremont got a visit from the big boss after they suffered burns during a workplace accident. >> i'm grateful for all the love and care and support that people have shown us. >> a community march happening this morning to show support for the teenaged boy who was lit on fire earlier this month apparently because he was
wearing a skirt. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." >> how about that! captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's thursday, november 14. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. i'm live at the phone bank where we're raising money and awareness to help the victim of typhoon haiyan in the philippines. we need to get the phones up and running. and a good sign is we hear a lot of chatter behind me. so that is good. the phone lines are ringing. volunteers are here. so anyone out there watching who wants to donate, please pick up the phone. give whatever you can. the number 11-888-5-helps you. we have people standing by ready to take your donation. money we raise helps with relief efforts in the stricken island nation.
the number is 888-5-helps-u. hundreds of thousands of people especially in the town of tacloban are desperate for food, water and medical supplies. new this morning, the uss george washington aircraft carrier has arrived in the region with some much-needed supplies. the devastation from the massive storm is just heartbreaking. 600,000 people if you can imagine, they are homeless now. towns have been leveled. and getting essential supplies so people has been a battle in itself. roads are inaccessible which means a lot of the supplies coming into the country, it's been a little difficult to get to the victims. we were going to talk to liza battalones but she is busy on the phone. that's a good sign. we have the boss up here taking phone calls to get donations. any amount counts even if you are saying all i have is $10 to give, anything will be much
appreciated. we are going to check back in with everyone here but for now we'll send it off to cate at sfo. >> reporter: michelle, yes, we're seeing an overwhelming response of help from organizations here in the bay area. later this afternoon, a group of nurses from the registered nurses response network. they are going to be flying out of here at sfo to help victims on the ground while others here at home gather what they can as fast as they can. the national alliance for filipino concerns or nafcon sponsored a fundraiser in san jose last night. they also hosted a candlelight vigil for the typhoon victims. >> i just wanted to show our people over there that we are here for them, that we hurt just like them. >> reporter: nafcon says 100% of the money donated will go directly to relief efforts. and in san francisco, community organizations and civic leaders launched task force haiyan yesterday to help send money and donations directly to the
typhoon victims. the group says by partnering locally in the philippines, they are able to get money and supplies to the victims quicker than bigger organizations. >> our donations are going directly to grassroots community partners in the philippines, including ngos, schools, churches, people's organizations that are there so we have already wired the bulk of our donations to the philippines. >> reporter: mayor lee and the new task force says the best way to help is to donate money through reliable organizations with ties to those on the ground in the philippines. >> now, the nurses leaving today will only be the first of many headed to the disaster site. some of these nurses have personal ties to the philippines so for them this will be a bittersweet trip home. reporting live from sfo, frank, back to you in the studio. >> thank you, cate. the registered nurses response network says they received an overwhelming response for volunteers. about 1500 nurses from every state. and here today taking your donations, call us at 888-5- helps-u to make a donation. we would love to hear from you
helping all the folks down in the film peens. how about traffic now on this thursday? let's kick it over to liz. >> thank you, frank. we're still watching this traffic alert. it is out in pinole and our delays continue to get worse and worse. this is the eastshore freeway. so traffic is already busy at this time of the morning anyway and now we're dealing with an overturned big rig. it's been there since before 4:00 this morning. you can see a live look at some of the flashing lights. emergency crews are blocking the two right lanes. fortunately no major injuries but this big rig was hauling about 25,000 pounds of frozen food. it's going to take a while to right that big rig. here's a live look at the traffic getting towards the accident scene. it is jammed from willow, that's the latest on our sensors, 7:30 that's the estimated time when they will be able to re-open lanes. so that's really for a good majority of the morning commute. you will want to avoid that, maybe use rodeo head over to san pablo dam road. that's your "kcbs traffic" alert. here's lawrence with the
forecast. >> a lot of fog. be careful. not only that delays at sfo of up to 45 minutes plus on arriving flights due to low clouds and the fog. you can see some of the fog over the bay bridge right now but it is very thick in some spots. some of the visibilities down to a quarter mile or less so fog early on. but this afternoon sunshine and cooler temperatures. we have some 40s and 50s right now. latter half of the day though we are looking at low 70s in the warmest spots inland. partly cloudy skies temperatures in the upper 50s maybe low 60s. that's the latest forecast. back to you. >> breaking news. kpix 5's anne makovec is live in hayward where a van crashed in a power pole knocked out power to a neighborhood this morning and anne, i guess pg&e is making a little progress, getting that power back on? >> reporter: yeah, they have restored power to thousands of people this morning. it's still dark because that stop light above me they are going to be working here for a
few more hours after this suspected dui crash at hathaway and "a" street. pg&e has been working for hours to restore power to the 5700 homes and businesses that lost power about 1:30 this morning when a man driving a work van hit a power pole so hard, it sheared the pole which damaged another one two blocks away giving the neighbors a rude awakening. >> i was just sitting in the house and then next thing i know, i hear like this loud boom and you know i come outside and i see it's a van out here and i ain't got no power. >> reporter: police think the man was driving drunk. they say he tried to run away from the crash scene. but they caught him. there are about 50 customers still without power at this time to be restored by noon. live in hayward, anne makevoc, kpix 5. new this morning, people in the north bay felt some shaking overnight. a magnitude 3.3 earthquake shaking the geysers area around 12:57 a.m.
it was quickly followed by a 2.6 quake. and yesterday, a 3.3 quake was felt in the san ramon area. no damage or injuries reported. tesla stock will be in the spotlight this morning after an accident at the company's electric car factory in fremont. it comes after a series of highly publicized fires involving tesla cars since the first model s sedan caught fire the value of tesla shares has dropped some 28%. three workers are now being treated for burns after yesterday's accident caused by an aluminous casting press that apparently malfunctioned. there was no fire but the workers were scalded by hot metal. all three brought to valley medical center in san jose with second-degree burns. tesla's ceo elon musk visited the workers at the vmc burn unit yesterday evening and then spoke with propertiers. >> in the case of jesus, his hands were burned badly so it's not clear what the recovery is going to be. so we want to have that
recovery as much as possible so we'll do everything we can. >> one. workers was released from the vmc last night. happening today, a show of support for a teenager set on fire on an ac transit bus in oakland. oaklandcasion association is planning a community march. the march will start at 5:30 at oakland high school and continue along macarthur boulevard to ardley avenue. a bail hearing is set today for a driver suspected in a deadly crash in pleasanton. 18-year-old cody hall is accused of hitting a married couple riding their bicycles on foothill road in june. the woman was killed and the husband had a broken leg. police say hall was driving at 83 miles an hour when he lost control of his car. makes me feel brave enough to show my love for them. >> the disaster in the philippines hits close to home as local children step up their efforts to aid in the relief.
>> a dense and dangerous fog settling in over the bay area now. when will it lift? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and traffic is extra light so far this morning at the bay bridge toll plaza. but it's because of a big traffic jam on the eastshore freeway. what's causing the delays through pinole? we'll let you know after the break. >> reporter: and the phone lines are now open. the phones are ringing here at the kpix 5 and red cross phone banks. we are helping victims of typhoon haiyan. please call in with a donation. 888-5-helps-u. volunteers are there right now and we'll be right back. popular ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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holding out for more money. snap chap, facebook wanted to bit popular app for $3 billion but the company's ceo is holding out for more money. >> yahoo is also trending, they plan to auction off premium domain names it owns including sandwich.com. the real world mtv plans a major shake-up of the reality tv series by including the exes of the houseguests. the next season takes place here in san francisco. 50 shades every gray universal pictures moved the release date of the movie to february 14, 2015. and sf bat kid. tomorrow the make-a-wish foundation will transform san francisco into gotham city for this very special five-year-old boy. you can follow us at twitter at bssf. best story of the year. a look at traffic with liz. >> not such a good story in the community in from hercules to pinole. this "kcbs traffic" continues to be in effect a big rig crash still blocking two of the right lanes in the commute direction
on the eastshore freeway. westbound 80 by pinole valley road. and let's go to our annapolis. we can show you where the sensors start to pick up slowing all the way back towards cummings skyway now. so 7:30 they hope to re-open some of the lanes and right that big rig and clear the accident scene. in the meantime, you may want to consider using 680 to the benicia bridge as an alternate. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. they finally turned the metering lights on. they turned them on late but obviously all those backups on the eastshore freeway. traffic is having a hard time getting through towards the bay bridge toll plaza. so we were seeing better-than- usual traffic towards the pay gates. right now it's beginning to back in all lanes now that the metering lights are on towards at least the first overcrossing. fog is our other story this morning. be careful. it's dangerous in some spots. a travel advisory issued for parts of san francisco county near highway 1 and highway 35 and you can see it in a lot of our traffic cameras. if you have any questions about
your commute, tune to 740-am and 106.9-fm. that's traffic, here's lawrence. that fog is dangerous. visibility less than a quarter mile so you're driving town the highway at 65 and all of a sudden somebody stops in front of you, it's hard to stop especially when you can't see them that fast. so be careful on the roads today. we are see thick fog now but it should lift about the middle of the morning. and then by the afternoon, we should see the sunshine for most except make a couple of leftover clouds toward the coastline. but the temperatures not going to be as warm today. and then a cooling trend begins and i think that will take us right into the weekend. high pressure beginning to slowly weaken today and as it does a couple of these systems drop over the top of the ridge. toward tomorrow, we are going to see one of those lows move in and it will bring with it some breezy cooler temperatures and a few clouds coming our way through tomorrow and it looks like into saturday, as well. so looks like the temperatures cooling down around the state, as well. 70s into the central valley and mostly sunny skies there, a little drizzle into eureka at 56 degrees. and 59 dense fog into the monterey bay. around the bay today you will see temperatures this afternoon
a little bit cooler than yesterday. 68 degrees in san jose. 70 degrees sunny morgan hill. 59 partly cloudy in pacifica. east bay numbers up in the 60s and some low 70s. then inside the bay we'll find hazy sunshine, 66 degrees in oakland, and 65 in san francisco. next couple of days, we'll see a few more clouds coming our way and the temperatures cooling down. looks like we'll stay dry a few more clouds headed our way toward the middle of the week and by the way, we are going to see your sunrise today if we can get through the fog about 6:49 a.m. sunset at 4:59. that's the latest. back to you. 6:17. the support here in the bay area for folks in the philippines has been overwhelming and that typhoon aid is coming from all walks of life including some of our local schools.here in school the bessie carmichael kids really answered the call and we think that's pretty cool. reporter: nestled in this blue collar soma neighborhood sits bessie carmichael elementary school where city kids are learning a real-life lesson after the devastation in the philippines.
>> hurts really bad and i just want to say let's pray for them hope they're okay and god bless them all. >> reporter: nearly 40% of the students at bessie carmichael have filipino roots and they wanted to help so the kids are collecting change and plastic to turn into recycled cash anything to make a difference back home. 10-year-old angelo lost two cousins in the typhoon. for this young man, it's very personal. how does it make you feel? >> it makes me feel awesome. it makes me feel brave enough to show my love for them. >> so we're nurturing kids who are, you know, citizens of the 21st century but at the same time they're also citizens of the sense that what we have we share what we have with those who don't have. what are we doing? >> helping the philippines. >> how? >> by giving them things. >> reporter: the principal has been amazed by his kids' generosity. 90% of his students come from socio-economic disadvantaged families. some are even homeless.
but they are still giving. >> just running up to me crying. these are kids who are struggle -- and these are kids who are struggling with homelessness on a day-to-day basis and yet they're reaching out to share what they have with the families they don't even know. >> reporter: the proceeds will be given to the school's community partner, the neighboring filipino multiservice center. and it will go directly to those who need it the most. >> it's such a small part but i feel like if kids feel like they are doing a little bit, then it creates a bigger picture of making a difference. >> the principal's children are still in the philippines. they survived the storm doing fine but it's been a tough week for him and students who all have friends and family there. they are all determined to do anything they can help. so are we. kpix 5's michelle griego is in our phone bank helping raise money for the victims of the typhoon haiyan. hopefully the phones are busy.
>> reporter: the phones are ringing so that's good good news. you can see the volunteers busy on the phone. we need more phones to ring. that's because more than 600,000 victims need our help. not only have these people lost loved ones but their homes and fighting to survive. they need the essentials, basics, food, water and also medical supplies so your donation will help. the number is 1-888-5-helps-u. please call right now with a donation. any amount counts. we'll take whatever you can give. and one of the volunteers here is uzet, the morning producer for sarah and minnie. thanks for helping out. >> thank you. >> reporter: so you have a special prize for a caller, right? >> i do. we have producer of the day where you come into the studio and you experience what it's like to be a producer or watch sam and minnie do the show. we have somebody that claimed that prize $500 and that's
steve from san jose. >> hey. >> hey, steve, good job! 500 bucks! now he will be a producer for a day? >> that's correct. couple hours, hang out with us, super fun. so it's fun. i got $1,000 from krispy kreme's glen dorman. >> reporter: and they're bringing donuts. >> they always do. he has a daly city krispy kreme where there's a huge filipino community. so he wants to help out. so go by there daly city krispy kreme. >> thank you. keep those phone calls coming. 1-888-5-helps-u. we'll be right back. hey ed a lot... to live a happy life, but on the other hand, when what the little they have is wiped out, now you have a big problem. " a survivor contestant is also helping raise money today with our sister station in los angeles... kpix 5 is partnering with the red cross to raise money for the ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
a thick fog around parts of the bay area this morning and a dense fog advisory is up. we're seeing some visibilities less than a quarter of a mile. >> some folks will be late to work. westbound 580 is gridlocked from crockett to pinole. an overturned big rig continues to block two lanes approaching pinole valley road. we'll have your latest travel times coming up. play of the daytime. we have some hockey. edmonton oilers pulling the goalie down 1-0 near the end of the game in dallas and the stars tyler sagan took a shot from his knees from way downtown. look at that. scores the empty net goal. dallas won 2-0. the play of the day. the redwood city recycling facility that went up in flames sunday could face penalties for contaminating the air.
crushed cars and other large materials where the fire broke out at the sims metal management over the weekend. that forced a "shelter in place." air quality district now analyzing samples taken from monitoring stations in the area. could be about a week before the final results are in. and palo alto could soon expand its outdoor smoking ban to the downtown and california avenue business district. several city leaders are hoping to build on legislation passed earlier in the year which outlaws smoking in public, parks and around public buildings. the city council will take up the issue on monday. coming up on kpix 5, bay area organizations are answering victims of typhoon haiyan and their call for help. we'll tell you why these aid groups say be careful who you donate to. >> reporter: i'm michelle griego at the kpix 5 and red cross phone bank. you can see volunteers are here. they are ready to take your call and take your donations, 1- 888-5-helps-u. they will take your donations
bay area, this is your chance to help the victims of typhoon haiyan. volunteers it standing by to take your donations at 1-888-5- helps-u. coming up, we are going to talk to a volunteer here who has relatives in the philippines. >> reporter: a suspected drunk driver hits a power pole knocking out power to thousands. we are live in a dark neighborhood this morning. >> chp arrive on the scene of a new crash this is in hayward southbound 880 by "a" street
causing delays. we'll have the also on your morning drive coming up. >> and we are looking at a thick fog settling in around the bay area. delays at sfo right now and, of course, a little dangerous on the roads. more coming up. right now, it wasn't too long ago when our super typhoon one of the strongest in history made landfall in the philippines. now we're trying to do something to make a difference. we want to talk to michelle about that right now. >> reporter: lawrence, the great thing is that the phones are ringing and you can see the volunteers are on the phone. they are busy taking donations but we need more phones to ring. 1-888-5-helps-u. this is why we need your help. more than 600,000 people have been left homeless because of this storm. we know at least 2,357 people are dead, a lot of these victims left homeless are children. we have this video here of children on the sides of roads just begging for food. they don't even have the basics
of food and water. so they really do need your help. they need food, water and medical supplies. any amount will help. the number is: 1-888-5-helps-u. okay. we are going to talk right now to minnie fong a uc-berkeley student and your relative is actually the vice mayor of tacloban which was the most devastated. >> yes. he's's brother-in-law of my cousin and my cousin and her in- laws are all in tacloban where this happened and they had to be evacuated. >> reporter: how is everyone doing? >> everybody is okay. everybody is safe. they have already been evacuated so we're all in good shape but there's still a lot of work that needs to be done. >> reporter: what are they saying about the conditions now? >> i spoke to the vice mayor the other day and he was telling me i think it's beyond anybody's expectations. the whole city was flattened. it's just -- everything is wasteland right now. >> reporter: talk about even before the storm a lot of people there didn't have much. and this is just completely --
it's just been devastating. >> it's a coastal town so they are all surrounded by water. i don't think anyone every expected this. we were used to having storms all the time but this is something that is way beyond what we have experienced before which is why it came as a surprise for sure. >> reporter: all right. and your short time that you have been here about a half hour phones are ringing, right? >> for sure. i have gotten around $80 so of so keep them coming. >> reporter: and any amount helps, right? >> any amount helps. remember, the u.s. dollar exchange rate is 40 pesos to a dollar, 43 so your u.s. dollar is worth 40 times more. >> reporter: i'll let you get busy taking donations from your phone ringing. that phone number is: 1-888-5-helps-u good news here, it's busy and it's loud! so hey, keep the calls coming in. back to you. actually we are going to cate caugiran live at sfo where some nurses are taking off to help, too. >> reporter: michelle, we're glad the phones are ringing in the studio. here in the bay area, we are
also seeing an overwhelming support from different organizations. we know one group of nurses is going to be leaving later this afternoon from san francisco international airport. they are from the registered nurses response network. they are going to be the first time helping on the ground. and here at home groups -- aid groups are mobilizing against the clock to send relief over to tacloban city. relief slowly making its way to the central philippines. debris lines the roadways and tacloban city littered with bodies. >> from the distance you can see people floating on the sea because they are surrounded by water. >> reporter: she was in the country when the storm hit. she says she felt its power from 400 miles away. >> whistling. you could hear the whistle of the wind. and that was really something very scary because if your house is not strong enough or if you're just standing in the street, no, you will be
flattened. >> reporter: bay area aid organizations say help is on the way. in san francisco, city and community leaders launched task force haiyan. >> the main focus of this campaign is to gather as much money as possible. it's the fashionest and most effective efficient way of getting aid to the philippines. >> reporter: the purpose, get supplies and aid directly to the victims. >> often the money doesn't get to the ground where it does the most good. the dollar also get there much more immediately. >> in honor of our community of philippines no in the bay area, which is very strong, we are going to continue working with all of the international organizations to support the filipinos and the city and all of our business community, as well. >> reporter: the registered nurses response network said they received an overwhelming amount of responses for him. they got about 1500 volunteers
from every state. reporting live at sfo, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> thank you. everyone is pitching in. mayor lee and the new task force says the best way to help is to donate money through reliable organizations with ties to those on the ground in the philippines. and, of course, we are going to be here all day long if you would liketo donate. we are taking donations. call us at 1-888-5-helps-u to make a donation. the phone lines are open until 7 p.m. as michelle said, it's five or $10, whatever you can spare. other news now, a muni train left its station with passengers on board but no operator at the controls. the train rolled out of the castro station in san francisco yesterday afternoon about 3 dozen passengers on board the train. but the operator apparently stepped out to check a problem with a door that wouldn't shut and didn't put on the emergency brake. so when the door did close, the train's computer system had it drive away. the mta is thanking the passengers now who saw the problem and jumped in and activated the emergency brakes. not everyone would have acted so quickly though.
>> reporter: what would you do if that happened when you were on it? >> i'd be scared. >> reporter: what would you do? >> hang on and enjoy the ride? [ laughter ] >> well, they got it to stop. the train went about a quarter mile before it stopped. the mta says the passengers were never in danger because the computer system can safely run the train without a person at the controls. kpix 5's anne makovec is on the scene of some breaking news over in the east bay in hayward this morning. a van crashed into a pole power knocking out power to thousands in hayward. >> reporter: and that driver, police think he was drunk driving when this happened early this morning. pg&e has been trying to restore power to thousands of people this morning. but the neighborhood, you can see here behind me, is still dark as is the stop light. this is at hathaway avenue and "a" street. at about 1:30 this morning, a man driving a work van hit a power pole so hard that it sheared the pole which damaged
another one two blocks away. >> it was a loud boom. i thought maybe like a plane or something had crashes. >> reporter: 5700 homes and businesses immediately lost power. >> i really hope that, you know, pg&e they can get the power running because i have to get to work in the morning. you know, i need my alarms to wake me up. >> reporter: police think the man was driving drunk and say he tried to run away from the crash but they caught him. >> reporter: there are still about 50 homes and businesses without power right now in hayward. pg&e thinks they will have that all restored by about noon. live in hayward, anne makovec, kpix 5. new this morning, medical exercise are trying to identify human remains that were found in the mojave desert. the remains of four people were found in two shallow graves north of victorville and had been there quite a while. they can't determine the age or gender of the victims. it's also unclear how they died. a motorcyclist called police after spotting the remains earlier in the week.
l.a. schools will continue a controversial plan to provide eye [ indiscernible ] to students. students were found -- ipads to students. students were using them to play games instead of study. the l.a. board voted to give ipads to 35 more schools in addition to the 50 schools already using them. it will cost $1 billion. >> so they were just being kids. i'd be playing games too. >> hand an ipad to a kid, what's he going to do? a little fog out there? >> yeah, thick fog in the bay area this morning. in fact, the dangerous fog. some of the visibilities less than a quarter mile. dense fog advisory in effect for most of the bay area this morning. and we are seeing delays now at sfo on arriving flights up to 47 minutes due to low clouds and fog. that fog is blowing about now. the top of the bay bridge once again disappearing in the fog as it settles in over the bay area in the morning. the temperatures in the 40s and 50s early on. by the afternoon, the fog will begin to lift. probably the middle of the
morning we'll see fog lifting. the temperatures will be cooler by the afternoon. yesterday we had some 70s even some low 80s as much as 10 degrees cooler today at 70 but it should be sunny in santa rosa this afternoon. 69 in concord. and 65 degrees in san francisco. time now for your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> and we are getting a really cool kind of up close view now of this big rig that overturned on the eastshore freeway. you can see it up on the embankment. it swerved to avoid hitting a car, a parked abandoned car on the freeway. and this is what happened. it lost control. no major injuries. but it is causing a huge backup on the freeway. westbound 80 at pinole valley road where you're looking now. but the delays actually if we could go towards mobile5 we could see some of the delays on the east shore freeway. this is that backup westbound, it's jamming up coming off the carquinez bridge. it looks like right around cummings skyway, so if you want to avoid this traffic headache, use southbound 680 and use the
benicia bridge as an alternate. again, 7:30 that's the estimated time when they are hopefully going to re-open lanes and clear this traffic alert. that is your latest "kcbs traffic" report. back to you guys. the market opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's check the early numbers. a bit of a mixed bag. a little up and down. we'll crunch the numbers and more with kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. coming up next. >> reporter: volunteers are busy this morning taking your phone calls, taking your donations to help the victims of typhoon haiyan. remember, the number: 1-888-5-helps-u. we have volunteers. any amount counts. if you are sitting at home and watching and you want to give and you can only give $10, please, give us a call, 1-888-5- helps-u. we'll be right back. ,,
encouraging words about job unemployment benefits. here now is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. i'll start with weekly jobless fewer people are in line for unemployment benefits for the fifth week in a row. here's kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. >> reporter: decent news an wall street. first time weekly unemployment claims fell by 2,000 to 339,000. the prior week was revised higher by 5,000. also the four-week average down by about 5700 to 344,000. couple of key economic reports out there as well as the earnings reports. cisco is a tech bellwether and unfortunately the san jose company provided results that missed expectations primarily on the revenue side even though it was up 2% from the year earlier to $12.1 billion. but cisco continues to deal
with done strained corporate spending. also -- with constrained corporate spending also calling the political environment in china challenging so their shares are down by more than 12% this morning. another key for wall street is janet yellen, senate confirmation hearings beginning today. the federal reserve chair nominee expected to voice support of current stimulus policies in place by her current boss, ben bernanke. the market is fairly flat ahead of the confirmation hearings which begin in less than half hour. let's look at the numbers. the dow off by 9 points. nasdaq down by 9. s&p giving up a fraction. frank, back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks. 6:46. let's check in with liz with a traffic alert. >> traffic is pretty much at a standstill in some parts of the bay area especially westbound 80 looks like from crockett all the way down towards that pinole valley road exit. it's because of that traffic alert. and we have a new eto, 8:30 before they can re-open lanes. right now just one lane is blocked. it looks like they are making some progress out there. in fact, we can take a live
look now down the eastshore freeway. there's the big rig that overturned. you can see tow crews are working to upright it but traffic is a mess behind it in the meantime. use southbound 680 and cut over to the benicia bridge. this is what it's doing to the drive time now. this is a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. the eastshore freeway commute is 41 minutes westbound carquinez bridge to the maze. it is jammed solid almost to the macarthur maze. this is another accident southbound 880 by "a" street. accident there was blocking one lane. traffic is backed up towards 238. it is a foggy dangerous commute in some parts of the bay area with visibility a problem. to get the latest on your "kcbs traffic" once you hit the roads, 740-am and 106.9-fm. that's traffic. here's lawrence. >> dense fog in the bay area but we have a beautiful shot this morning for ya. a little sun coming up from our mount vaca cam. what a beautiful sight this morning early on. take a look. you can see the sun just coming up over the horizon there. a couple of high clouds there
in the distance. now, it looks like in the interior valleys at least well inland, you're not seeing that thick fog but that fog madists way inside the bay and along the coastline and it's very dense. some of the visibilities less than a quarter of a mile. as you head toward the afternoon the fog is going to lift. you will see some sunshine but the temperatures not as warm. and a cooling trend continuing right into the weekend. high pressure starting to weaken ever so slowly today. we have a couple of lows dropping over the top of the ridge and they will bring clouds probably going to kick up the winds from time to time and cool down the temperatures. we are seeing that over the next couple of days and into the weekend. for today you're looking at 70s and sunny skies in the interior valleys today. about 70 degrees in yosemite. 59 in lake tahoe. 59 some fog into the monterey bay this morning. by the afternoon, today you will see highs in the 60s and 70s around the bay area but only low 70s today so it will be a cooler day, 50s toward the coastline. so over the next couple of days we'll see more clouds coming our way and occasionally it's going to be breezy especially over the mountaintops. temperatures beginning to warm
up a little bit as we head in towards sunday and monday. a few more clouds coming our way toward the middle of next week. all right. how about this? we have your kpix 5 schoolcast for today for stonebrae elementary school in hayward. if you are just heading out the door you'll have to work your way through that thick fog this morning, need a light jacket temperatures in the low 40s. sunny noon low 60s. out of school temperatures running up into the mid-60s. so if you would like to have us do a schoolcast for your school, go to kpix.com/schoolcast. >> not a bad day a little fog but we'll get rid of that this morning. >> thank you. it's 6:49 now. parts of san francisco are about to become a batman sound stage all to help a kid realize his dream. the 5-year-old boy named miles right here is from siskiyou county up north and has been fighting leukemia for most of his life. apparently, he is a big fan of batman and told the make-a-wish foundation he would like to be a batkid for a day. so word spread and more than
11,000 volunteers will met get props set up scenes and even act as villains so miles can fight some staged crimes. >> there have been plenty of superhero wishes that we have had over the years. nothing like this has happened. >> miles is unaware that all of this is being planned. it will happen tomorrow. go get 'em, miles. time now 6:50. disgraced toronto mayor rob ford refuses to step down. his stunning admission and refusal to leave his office. coming your way. >> reporter: and we all know the bay area is full of giving people. and it's obvious here this morning at the red cross. and kpix 5's phone bank volunteers are busy taking your phone calls. 1-888-5-helps-u. keep the calls coming in to donate to the victims of typhoon haiyan. we'll be right back. enrollment figures for the ,,,,,,,,,,
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aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. the government released enrollment figures for the first month of the affordable care act and the numbers are the white house the government released enrollment figures for the first month of the affordable care act and the numbers are lower than expected. the administration says fewer than 27,000 people signed up for health insurance on the federal website healthcare.gov. secret service supervisor has been removed from the president's detail. the "washington post" first reported the agent tried to re- enter a woman's hotel room after accidentally leaving behind a bullet. that same agent and a senior supervisor are now being investigated for allegedly sending suggestive emails to a female subordinate. these follow a prostitution scandal involving agents ahead of the president's trip to colombia last year. confirmation hearings begin today for the president's pick to be the next head of the
federal reserve. janet yellen has been meeting with senators ahead of the hearings and preparing testimony. yellen will tell senators she supports the feted's $85 billion a month stimulus program. some members of congress say the bond buying program could cause runaway inflation in the future. supporters say it's needed to boost the economy during the slow recovery. yell loan is expected to eventually win confirmation. and disgrace the toronto mayor rob ford making another stunning admission. yesterday he admitted to the city council that he bought illegal drugs while he was in office. judge also released court documents alleging ford's staff saw him use cocaine and prescription painkillers during a night of partying with a suspected prostitute. ford has been under fire since video surfaced of him smoking crack cocaine but he has refused to resign. and the uss george washington aircraft carrier has arrived in the philippines with some much-needed supplies for the victims of typhoon haiyan. it the devastation from this
massive storm is just heartbreaking to see all of these images coming in. 600,000 people are homeless needing basic supplies like food and water. we are asking for your help right now. we are in the kpix 5 studios with the red cross raising money for the victims of typhoon haiyan. that number to call is: 1-888-5-helps-u we want to bring on kathleen mckay right now from the red cross just to tell us the importance of people giving. >> good morning. thank you so much for this incredible effort this morning. obviously, everyone has seen the images on the news of the devastation from the storm. and the american red cross is working with other global red cross organizations and the philippine red cross to supply desperately needed relief items, repair and rebuild
shelters, set up sanitation and water systems again get those things running. >> reporter: and the money goes to the victims? >> it is -- the money goes to distribute those items and and supply the expertise that the philippines red cross that they need. >> reporter: they need basic supplies. we have been reporting, water and food, those are just the essentials to survive. >> those are the basics that we're trying to make sure that they have as well as the other needs people injured by the storm need healthcare and sanitation. they need places to sleep. so we are trying to provide shelter for them, as well. >> reporter: so you heard it, bay area. they need your help so keep the calls coming in. kathleen, thank you so much. right now, we are going to talk to daly city councilman actually very busy but not on the phone right now. that is great. thanks so much for joining us this morning. mike gingona. tell me about the need. a lot of people here in the bay
area, bill filipino community. they are feeling the devastation all the way from here. >> yes, they are. you know, there are a lot of people in daly city that have family members there that they want to help. this is a great start being able to give money to the red cross but we are going to try to coordinate efforts in daly city so that they can give food, blanket, clothing and things of that nature so we're working on that hard right now. >> reporter: you've been taking phone calls today. what have people been telling you? >> everybody to the man has been calling -- to the person has been calling and saying, how can we help out? i'm really encouraged by this outpouring of generosity and i'm really pappy about that. >> reporter: we have been stressing any amount of donation helps. so thank you so much for you help. thank you, and again, 1-888-5- helps-u. right now, our total is -- do we have a drum roll? [ drum roll ] >> $8,760. bay area, we need more help. so keep those phones ringing. 1-888-5-helps-u.
live here at the kpix 5 studio, michelle griego, kpix 5. the phones are busy. we have a "kcbs traffic" traffic alert out there in pinole and delays are backing up on the carquinez bridge. westbound 80 a big rig accident about 4 a.m. it has just destroyed the eastshore freeway commute. they are saying about 8:30. that's when they will hopefully be able to up right the rig and re-open lanes. the far right lane remains closed. consider using 680 as your alternate. cut over to 780, southbound 680 to use the benicia bridge instead. >> a lot of fog around the bay area. some high clouds up above. beautiful shot this morning from our mount vaca cam. we have dense fog, delays at sfo over 45 minutes on arriving flights. 40s and 50s now. by the afternoon we'll see sunshine. those temperatures up into the low 70s inland. only upper 50s towards the coast. >> a lot of people up early today giving to a great cause
and remember, kpix 5 partnering up with the red cross. 1-888-5-helps-u. . good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, november 14, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." the official obama care numbers fall drastically short this morning both parties demanding answers. >> the mayor of the town flattened by typhoon haiyan tells his people to get out. seth is there with the rush to save millions. >> plus a new scandal for the secret service. fbi insider john miller on the bullet, hotel room and high ranking supervisors in trouble. >> we begin with today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >> just another day in a series of mess ups. you can't even tell what's going on here. >> a reality
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