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one person is rescued as an alameda apartment complex goes up in flames this morning. firefighters use every piece of fire equipment available to battle the fire. >> we're just glad that we have sasha and sasha's going to make a full recovery. >> the teenager set on fire aboard an ac transit bus could be home just in time for the holidays. sasha fleischman may be released from the hospital today. >> concerned about getting back home in time to celebrate the holidays with my family. >> the timing could the know be worse for millions of -- could not be worse for millions of americans trying to go home for the holidays as a storm sweeps the country creating severe delays in the air and on the road. >> get so frantically almost
obsessed about shopping that they lose the bigger picture. >> more retailers will be open on thanksgiving this year. while it may be better for shopping deals, it's not necessarily better for families. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado email@example.com >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning. it's wednesday, november 27. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:01. the teenager set on fire aboard an ac transit bus could be going home today. sasha fleischman and his family say they want the teen suspects to be tried in a juvenile court. >> reporter: i'm anne makovec live in alameda, where firefighters had to rescue a man from a balcony during an early-morning fire. others were jumping from their second story windows. and there is reason to believe that a person in the building may have started the fire himself. the fire broke out at about 2:45 on briggs avenue. there are four apartments in
this back building. firefighters say it's likely a total loss. seven people are now homeless, many jumped from a second-story balcony. >> i realized the house was on fire and the window blew out. >> reporter: neighbors say it was started by a man with mental issues. >> the reason he was taken away because he flooded the house. he filled up his sink, bathtub, the water was just running so the whole upstairs was flooded. >> reporter: police have one person in custody, they have not yet identified him or said whether or not that person will be charged with a crime. one fire firefighter had to go to the hospital because of heat exhaustion. he is expected to be okay. firefighters have significant challenges with this fire here. more on that in the next half hour. anne makovec, kpix 5. we are monitoring the commute this morning on this one last workday before the thanksgiving holiday.
if you are traveling 880, traffic is actually looking good including southbound and northbound 880 near oakland coliseum or oakland airport if you are heading out of town. your bridges, here's a live look at the san mateo bridge flowing nicely this morning between hayward and foster city if you are heading towards the peninsula, sfo no delays on 101 or 280. and here's a live look at the bay bridge. still waiting for words when they will turn on the metering lights. the volume is down from a typical wednesday so delays not building in the outer cash lanes. it may be a while before they turn on the metering lights. we'll let you know. mass transit bart longer trains for holiday travelers today. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." here's lawrence. >> maybe it will be busy in the evening hours. maybe you should come back then. >> thanks, lawrence. i'm going out of town! [ laughter ] >> around the bay area today, some partly cloudy skies if you are heading out. got some good news though on the holiday. we have been worried about the possibility of rain. i don't think that's going to happen now. looks like that cutoff low will
stay off the coastline. temperatures generally in the 40s and 50s although 36 in santa rosa. as we head toward the afternoon we should see some partly cloudy skies and hazy sunshine. temperatures will be comfortable though mainly into the 60s s now, it's a whole different story along the eastern seaboard. we have been talking about the storm system the last couple of days and what a storm it's going to be, bad timing with the system racing all the way up the eastern seaboard. you have a lot of rain ahead of this system and a whole lot of snow on the back side, almost a foot of snow into buffalo so you get the idea this is going to be a wicked storm system, especially if you are traveling and, yeah, looks like it's going to be a mess out there. partly cloudy. east coast delays, you can count on that. it's going to take some time to get out there. boston looking athe some rain there, partly cloudy in chicago and houston and rain already seeing some delays at jean quan and laguardia. for more on that, let's go to the airport with cate caugiran. >> reporter: thank you, lawrence. the lines have already stacked up here at sfo, no major delays
to report just yet. but we know that that east coast storm will change travelers' plans. so far, flights from terminal 2 at sfo are on time. but later on, the airport is anticipating more people and more flights coming in and going out of sfo, more than 63,000 travelers, in fact, will be passing through these terminals. and that means longer lines checking in and security and boarding your flight. as lawrence mentioned that storm on the east coast is expected to complicate thousands of travelers' thanksgiving plans. but a couple we spoke to this morning say they planned for that. >> you go early and you go with the flow if it's delayed. >> and we have our kindles so we have them to read and your cell phones to play on. so we'll have a good time. >> reporter: airports in new york, new jersey, philadelphia and boston as lawrence mentioned are already seeing some of those major delays and the problem for bay area travelers is those east coast delays will eventually
trickling down here. now, the most common tip we're hearing from airport officials, if you can, come an hour and a half to two hours early before your flight. not only that if you are traveling to the east coast, it's a really good idea to call your airline ahead of time. reporting live at sfo, cate caugiran, kpix 5. here at denver's international airport, we're already seeing long lines form not only at security but at check-in counters as well and it's expected to get even busier throughout the day. three times the daily average number of passengers are expected at dia today alone, with more than a million expected over the holiday weekend. now, not only is there traffic in the security and check-in lines, but also outside of the airport for passengers at both the drop-off and pickup lanes outside of the airport. so that could be a problem for passengers traveling through dia. but as of right now, all flights are taking off on time despite some concerning weather conditions. in denver, kelly werthmann, cbs news. i'm mike puccinelli at
o'hare international airport, where today they expect more than 200,000 people to fly in or out of o'hare and midway airports. looking at the flight information board right now, it's looking good. no delays or cancellations to report at this time. but analysts say that could change in a matter of hours. back to you. well, the teen who was set on fire aboard an ac transit bus could be released from a hospital today. his father says luke "sasha" fleischman is making good progress recovering from second- and third-degree burns to his legs. 16-year-old richard thomas is being tried as an adult in the case. but yesterday, his attorney asked a judge to send the case to juvenile court. the victim's father actually agrees. >> as a 16-year-old, i -- i feel that he should be tried as a juvenile. >> a hearing on whether to send the case to juvenile court is set for next month. happening right now, truck drivers are staging a work stoppage at the port of
oakland. the issue is state air pollution regulations set to take effect january 1. the port of oakland truckers association says 800 truckers could lose their jobs. the truckers want help upgrading their trucks to meet the new requirements. they had another work stoppage last august over the same issue. today will mark 35 years since harvey milk and mayor george moscone were assassinated at city hall. a march like this one last year will start this afternoon at city hall. thousands will walk through the streets to the plaza at market and castro streets named in honor of mr. milk. and it's not just students who skip school. sometimes teachers do it, as well. yesterday was a prime example for the san francisco unified school district. 432 teachers called in sick or took a personal day. that's 12% of the district's teachers. also 179 teacher's aides were absent as well making 611 in total to missed the day before
thanksgiving. >> a lot of us are taking the day or two days off before thanksgiving so we can get on the road early, be with our families be safe going to our holiday travels so it doesn't bother me that teachers are taking off. they have a right just like anybody else. >> a number of districts in the bay area have the week off. a district spokesman tells us san francisco schools are considering that, as well. police are looking for a man they say killed two cats in a seemingly random act of cruelty in san francisco. monday witnesses say a man approached a woman on pier 14 and took all of her belongings including a cat carrier then tossed them into the san francisco bay. authorities were able to retrieve the victim's belongings but the cats had already drowned. >> we only have that he was wearing a black hoodie, 6 feet tall, maybe with a skateboard but we need more information as to somebody who saw it or who he told about this. we need them to come forward. >> both cats died. witnesses tried to keep the woman from jumping into the bay
to try and rescue them. in your bay area watch, two bodies were found inside what investigators think was a floating meth lab in the delta near rio vista. dea agents found chemicals used to make the drugs inside the houseboat that may have had something to do with the deaths. the victims are a 72-year-old concord man and a 49-year-old martinez man. a setback for dog lovers in oakland. the tribune says the city is abandoning the plan to build a dog park inside snow park. no word on why. there are five dog parks in the city but still, none in the lake merritt area. the u.s. supreme court is getting in the middle of another battle involve the healthcare reform plan. this time, it's whether employers should have to pay for the cost of contraception. dozens of companies are suing the government now. some of them say they should not be forced to pay for birth control if it goes against their religious beliefs. >> this case isn't about saying that people shouldn't have access to those things. this case is saying that we
just don't want to pay for them. >> it's troubling to think that someone could pick and choose not -- not based on science, not based on healthcare, not based on anything, but pick and choose which services to provide to employees. >> if the high court agrees with the administration, businesses that refuse to pay for contraception could face fines. it is 6:11. "thanksgivukkah" is what happens when two holidays collide. the mixture sure to leave your tastebuds satisfied coming your way. >> the start of ski season, california is missing the snow. how the resorts are gearing up for another dry season. >> we have some partly cloudy skies around the bay area now. what about for your holiday? we'll talk about it coming up. >> and one of our slowest commutes the ride through livermore. kcbs sky 3 just flew over spotting an earlier accident still on the right hand shoulder. travel times after the break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
hannukkah...by lighting a g menorah. lighting begins at 5 p-m in u ities are open to tomorrow, san francisco will mark the first night of chanukah by lighting a menorah. lighting begins at 5 p.m. in union square. festivities are open to the public with food, music and children's activities. jewish families get to celebrate thanksgiving and chanukah simultaneously this year. it's only the second time in history the two days have collided. social media is taking "thanksgivukkah" to a whole new level with everything from t- shirts to new recipes. >> all of a sudden it went from how about this coincidence and it won't happen again in our lifetime to becoming a big
commercial thing. >> some of the creations, sweet potato latkas and challah stuffing. the next time the two days will coincide will be 70,000 years from now. "thanksgivukkah" is trending now on twitter. also trending is winter weather. that big wall of storms threatening thanksgiving travel on the eastern seaboard. o.j. simpson a judge rejected the disgraced athlete's request for new trial in nevada. alec baldwin msnbc canceled his show after a rant he had. and arnone milchan the top hollywood producer known for fight club and pretty woman admits he was an israeli intelligence able to. follow us at twitter at #cbssf. >> i don't know, thanksgiving should be trending, too? >> i'm sure it's out there. >> are you cooking liz? >> no. [ laughter ] >> sill be eating though. and sleeping in a little bit tomorrow. all right. let's go out live. this is our problem spot. if you do have to get to work today, the westbound 580
approach is probably your worst drive time right now because of a couple of different accidents we have been seeing. one earlier one in livermore approaching north greenville. a big crying crash sounds like big rig crash blocking lanes. an earlier accident through the livermore valley area, kcbs sky 3 flew over a little while ago and says it's still there off to the right-hand shoulder slowing down the commute from the altamont pass twist of backed up anyway. past north flynn it's better on our travel sensors. towards the nimitz freeway catching a flight over by oakland airport, no problems on 880 both directions, all the drives towards your area airports everything move at the speed limit across the san mateo bridge. might be a nice drive towards the peninsula. and at the bay bridge, the volume of traffic is definitely
lighter than a typical wednesday. still no metering lights even though there was a small fender- bender reported near the metering lights. they never activated them at least not yet. bart would be a great option today, as well. they are running longer trains for holiday travelers. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." with your forecast now here's lawrence. >> all right. we are looking at changes in the forecast. i think changes that you're going to like. partly cloudy skies outside right now. looking like a good day to get around if you plan to travel locally around the country not so. very big storm making its way along the eastern seaboard. but we have some partly cloudy skies today to start, afternoon sunshine and mix of sun and clouds. and then changes for thanksgiving. looks like that area of low pressure that we thought might bring showers is going to stay far enough away that we'll just see clouds and likely to keep us dry on thanksgiving day. looks like this system is almost going to dive directly south what we call a cutoff low so very difficult to forecast but right now looks like we'll keep things dry on
thanksgiving. temperatures mild. 60 degrees partly cloudy skies into the monterey bay. temperatures today up in the 60s in the south bay as high as 66 in san jose. 64 fremont. and 65 in mountain view. east bay temperatures in the 60s, as well. a little hazy toward the afternoon with a few passing clouds. then inside the bay 62 in san francisco. 60 daly city. next couple of days dry. over the weekend more sunshine and warmer weather. then cooling down more clouds coming our way toward the middle of next week. your sunrise time is 7:03 a.m. sunset is 4:52. and well, you will be sleeping in tomorrow, miss griego? >> yes, i will. >> enjoying yourself very much. >> it should be a a dry day on thanksgiving. >> i'll be watching.
>> i'm su you will. >> we'll give you a wake-up call at 5:30. >> i won't answer! [ laughter ] snowmaking machines are working overtime this year to get ready for ski season. snow totals are impacted by the drought. the "mercury news" reports most ski resorts in the sierra will open a small number of runs over the weekend. a weather system next week could lead to better conditions. they need snow to get it all greased up, up there. kobe bryant is getting ready to get back on the court buttoned of his basketball reign may be near. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, the cal basketball men had a chance to make a huge statement last night in hawaii. and who stepped up for a suspend andrew bogut? the answer coming up. >> what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. and we may come on out to your school and feature it right here on the show. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,, ,,,,
hello, san francisco! warriors trying to stop a three- game slide that came down to the final seconds in new orleans. jermaine o'neal starting in place of a suspended andrew bogut. he had his best night as a warrior scoring 18 points and eight rebounds, 4th quarter klay thompson from the corner, yes! he had 22 points. right now the warriors smelling bourbon street. but new orleans had a chance to win it at the buzzer. eric gordon in the corner, three ball -- no. warriors sneak out of the big easy with a one-point victory. how about day 2 of the maui invitational? cal and syracuse, there were nine minutes to go and the orange take control kind of
like last year, the ncaa tournament against call. jeremy grant comes flying with the put-baca rear high 19 for that man, syracuse wins 92-81. that's cal's first loss of the year. stanford playing at the barclays center in brooklyn. they are taking on pitt. the cardinal never really in the game. zana sneaks behind stanford's coverage nobody picked him up easy dunk. stanford falls 5-2, they lost 88-67. they are going to have to pull this one out of their hat! merriman catch and fire! it's on the -- oh, he made it! ! >> wow! huntington university wins the game on a prayer to beat marian, that was shane merriman who made the shot. and that was of course the number one play of the night. that's it everybody. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. that's the play of the day but we have already seen it it so we have another one, so this one from the nba john wall from
washington does a steel and fly, elevate, do a little 360 and dunk away. he finished with 31 points helping the wizards win 116- 111. we always like when the lakers lose and they lost. >> always. >> thanks to the play of the day right there. that man right there. >> looks good. lakers star kobe bryant is preparing to return to the court after signing what's likely his final contract. the deal will take him into his 20th season in los angeles. bryant says no negotiations were necessary. the contract is reportedly worth more than $48 million over two years. he is recovering from a torn achilles tendon. he is hoping to make a season debut on december 6 in sacramento. it's 6:26 right now. three teenaged girls are free after spending two years in captivity. what went on inside the house of horror? >> people were jumping from their balconies overnight after a fire that some neighbors believe was started by one of the residents himself. ,,,,
your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald thursday is the new black friday. more and more retailers are opening their doors on thanksgiving this year. what it means for shoppers and family time over the holiday. it's a popular hot sauce burning up more than just tastebuds. the dose of cold water one judge issued to the manufacturers of sriracha when one city complained was burning more than its tastebuds. >> and while most freeways are "holiday light," this one is not. kcbs sky 3 just flew over. we are seeing big delays through livermore into pleasanton. we'll tell you why. that's coming up. >> not so hot around the bay area but the weather should be
nice at least here. other parts of the country not so. we'll have more on that coming up. i'm david robichaud at logan airport in boston. today they are expecting 110,000 passengers to come and go from here. and they usually ask people to get here an hour ahead of time. today they are calling for 2.5 hours before your flight. now, some of the airports around the country experiencing problems with winds. logan officials tell us there have to be wins sustained of 60 miles per hour in order to cause delays or cancellations. they are only expecting gusts up to 50 so everything should be good for people being on time. i'm here at dallas/fort worth international airport where the weather is very cold. but it's also very dry. and up here, we are seeing very little in terms of cancellations at this airport this morning. now, airport officials are
recommending that passengers arrive two to 2 1/2 hours before the flights depart largely due to the conditions elsewhere. this is a very busy day here today but it's not one of the busiest. 2.1million people will come through this airport over the thanksgiving holiday. one of the busiest days of the year is coming up. they expect that to be sunday. at dfw airport, stephanie lucero, cbs news, back to you. and it could be a very messy travel day around the country. that's because we have a huge storm making its way up the eastern seaboard. traveling delays along the east coast already. out of sfo, we only have partly cloudy skies coming. here not so bad, but heading to the east coast, we have rain into boston, partly cloudy skies and cold in chicago at 34. 50 and partly cloudy in houston. but rain also making its way into new york city. we are already seeing delays at jfk, laguardia and into philadelphia, as well. over at sfo, we have some hazy skies right now and partly
cloudy as we have more high clouds it continuing to drift across our skies. temperatures generally in the 40s and 50s with 30s into the interior valleys. throughout the day a mix of sun and clouds. should be an easy travel day around much of the bay area weather-wise, just a couple of passing clouds and a mix of sunshine and very comfortable temperatures. for more on your travel outside, let's go let's check the roads now with your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. sky 3 just flew over the dublin interchange and a big rig crash blocking two right lanes westbound 580 before the 680 interchange. they are working to clear it off to the shoulder. in the meantime, traffic is backed up from livermore so this is definitely our worst travel time right now. more than a half hour between the altamont pass just the usual problems and the usual delays coming out of tracy, and now connecting to pleasanton because of that accident that they are working to clear. so now the rest of your bay area freeways in fact even at the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic is "holiday light" on this day before thanksgiving. a lot of folks are starting to take some time off obviously because no metering lights yet
over at the bay bridge toll plaza. bart is running longer trains today towards sfo or maybe oakland airport. good idea bart running longer trains. caltrains, ace on time. that is your "kcbs traffic." breaking news as you wake up. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in alameda gathering some new information about an apartment fire there and anne, people say one of the neighbors may have actually set that fire. >> reporter: that's what they believe. firefighters rescued a man from a balcony and he was taken into police custody. other residents were jumping from the building to save their own lives. >> i realized the house was on fire, then the window blew out. >> reporter: that's when she and her son had to get out. >> we jumped out over the balcony because we couldn't get down the stairs, too much smoke. >> reporter: the fire started at 2:45 on briggs avenue. there are four apartments in the building. everyone got out safely. >> crazy.
i'm in shock. >> reporter: neighbors believe it was started by a man who lived on the second floor who they say was having mental issues over the last few days and briefly institutionalized over the weekend. >> he's been ranting and raving, staying up all night. >> reporter: police have one man in custody but they haven't identified him yet. firefighters say the building is likely a total loss. 7 people are now homeless. >> crews stretched hose line 300 feet. and to get those deployed with very limited resources is very difficult. >> reporter: the red cross is helping the people now who are out of their homes. one firefighter was injured fighting this fire. it was heat exhaustion. he was taken to the hospital but he is expected to be okay. live in alameda, anne makovec, kpix 5. happening now, truck drivers are staging a work stoppage at the port of oakland. the issue is state air pollution regulations set to take effect on new year's day. a live picture here as you watch it.
the port of oakland truckers association says 800 truckers could all lose their jobs. the truckers want help upgrading their trucks to meet the new requirements. they had another work stoppage in august over this same issuer police in tucson are investigating a house of horror. a mother and stepfather face charges for locking away three sisters for almost two years. a 12- and 13-year-old escaped tuesday and asked a neighbor to call nine one one. the girls said their stepfather tried to attack them with a knife. a 17-year-old was found in a separate bedroom. police say the sisters haven't seen each other for years and have been living in filthy conditions. hundreds gathered at fremont's john f. kennedy to remember a teacher coach and athletic director. students colleagues and friends paid tribute to coach john webb last night. the 76-year-old was struck by an oncoming car on interstate 680 early saturday morning. he was directing other drivers around an accident he was involved in. >> he was just a father. that's it. [ crying ]
>> he always just told me that i could do something with myself and that i could go somewhere. and to me, that was a big deal. >> at the time of the crash, webb was returning home from the san jose state football game. he played football there in the 1950s. the university will have a moment of silence at spartan stadium before friday afternoon's game against fresno state. neighbors have won their fight to keep hot sauce smells out of their homes. a southern california judge says the company that makes sriracha hot sauce has to stop operations that could be causing odors in the city of irwindale. the company says the harvest season for red-hot peppers, though, is over so the need to cool its operation is also over. at the same time, some families will be carving up their turkey tomorrow, others will be fighting for a spot in line at stores opening up on thanksgiving day. kpix 5's keit do explains where this trend could be headed next. >> reporter: this year, more retailers than ever before are
for the first time opening on thanksgiving. at least a dozen stores are newcomers including macy's, j.c. penney and kohl's. tom plante, a psychologist at santa clara university, says it's no longer taboo. >> of course, it's good for retail industry but is it really in the best interest of individuals? maybe not. they get so frantically almost obsessed about shopping that they lose the bigger picture, which is time with family, friends and time to reflect and be grateful for the things that they have. >> reporter: plante says retailers are brilliant at one thing: getting you out of the house to spend money. and for the most part, they have avoided any backlash by creeping up and taking over thanksgiving hour by hour. >> we are doing it at 6 p.m. and you keep doing it until finally you get to the place where there's an expectation that it's perfectly fine to grab some quick dinner and then -- or lunch or whatever, for thanksgiving, and then run off to the store. and so it becomes part of almost a norm. >> reporter: a few years ago,
when target first opened up on thanksgiving, an employee started a petition on change.org to fight back. it didn't work. plante says he doesn't judge people who shop on thanksgiving. just make sure you do what's best for you. >> i'd like folks to at least take a deep breath and ask themselves, what makes the most sense for me and my family and my friends, what have you, rather than just kind of fall into this trap. >> reporter: kiet do, kpix 5. >> and here's a list of some of the stores that are open on thanksgiving day. so far, the earliest opening seems to be kmart opening up at 6 a.m. best buy, walmart open at 6 p.m., macy's and target open at 8 p.m. time now 6:39. a myth turns out to be real. the routine work that led to the discovery of artwork on one bay area bank. >> and how about the market? opened up 10 minutes ago. it's off tomorrow so let's see how the market is on this pseudoholiday thanksgiving eve. everything is up by a trick. . we are going to crunch the
michelle griego! she is the bomb!"" stock bears hello, bay area. this is garrett brooks. up there i have to watch channel 5 because they have michelle griego on there! and she is the bomb! >> how about that? >> he just called me the bomb? i think that was on take number 5, though. and he got the michelle part right. >> not the griego. >> he has a special friday night after thanksgiving live from las vegas from 9 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. >> i love that, garth brooks! thanks! hewlett-packard stocks bears watching today after the
silicon valley company's latest report. here to chat is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks, not garth brooks. >> reporter: no relation. been asked that before. [ laughter ] >> reporter: good morning to both of you before thanksgiving tomorrow. hewlett-packard has been struggling over the past few years and ceo meg whitman has been on a turnaround plan for the company. looks like it's finally starting to bear some fruit. the company's earnings in the latest quarter topped expectations. revenue is still down by 3% to 29.$1 billion. but analysts were looking for a drop of about 7%. pc sales are still down but not nearly as bad as the prior quarter printing sales not nearly as bad and enterprise sales posted a nice rebound. as a result, a lot of wall street analysts think that perhaps this turnaround plan may start to come in a little quicker than expected. as a result, hp shares are shooting higher this morning by more than 8%. government releasing several economic reports ahead of schedule because the market will be closed tomorrow for
thanksgiving. and there's some good news on the job market once again. the labor department reporting that first-time weekly unemployment claims fell by 10,000 to 316,000, sixth drop in serve weeks. the four we'll average also falling below 332,000. yesterday the nasdaq closed at 4,000 for the first time in 13 years. right now the market is slightly positive, dow up 17, nasdaq up 11, s&p up 3. michelle and frank, back to you. >> jason, thanks. hope you got the day off. the markets are closed tomorrow so you get a break, right? >> reporter: absolutely. enjoy yours, as well >> happy thanksgiving! >> thanks guys. a lot of people are chilling this morning, not a lot of traffic out there on some of your bay area roads including the bay bridge. so if you have to get to work you won't have a lot of delay
towards the pay gates and no metering lights. delays from livermore towards pleasanton an earlier crash near the dublin interchange now clear. 880 fine towards oakland airport. san mateo bridge traffic looks good, towards the peninsula 101 quick trip towards sfo. similar story on the guadalupe parkway. 101 and 880 by san jose mineta. what's driving you crazy out on the roads this morning? well, for stephanie russell, a viewer, she writes: man in a wheel chair almost hit." this is a real serious issu in just two days, three peoe were hit and killed by drivs in san jose. m, three year old >> this is a serious issue. in just two days, three people were hit and killed by drivers in san jose, and one of them sadly was 3-year-old elijah. there have been 24 auto fatals
in 2012 double last year's total of 12. in california pedestrian deaths are 19% of traffic fatalities. pedestrians have the right of way and if you see another car stopping at a crosswalk, you should always assume that there is a good reason. we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. you can ask a question or share a gripe by e-mailing email@example.com. or tweet me at #ewengerkpix and watch right here to see if we answer your questions on air. all right. that's a check of your "kcbs traffic." for your important weather forecast, here's lawrence. >> here we go straight to the holiday a lot of folks traveling around here in the bay area and, of course, across the country. i think locally we're okay just some partly cloudy skies if you are stepping outside right now. and it looks like it's going to stay that way on and off throughout the day today. we'll see a mix of sun and clouds with mild temperatures, maybe slightly above average and then changes for the thanksgiving forecast. i think the kind you're going to like. we have been watching for the potential of some rain but now it looks like this cutoff low is going to dig almost directly
south and that means it will keep most of the rain away from the coast and keep passing clouds. otherwise, it should stay dry for thanksgiving. so with that in mind, got great weather ahead today around the state. 60 monterey bay, 62 sacramento. around the bay temperatures generally in the 60s. looks like mid-60s into morgan hill. 66 in san jose. 61 degrees in pacifica. east bay temperatures running up well into the 60s in many spots inland. then toward the bay it will be hazy sunshine and a few clouds and sunshine, looks like 64 degrees in oakland and 62 degrees in san francisco. next couple of days, we will see a mix of sun and clouds, more sunshine though as we head in toward the weekend with some warmer temperatures. then it looks like we cool down, clouds begin to roll back in and then maybe we start to talk about some rain next week. but your official thanksgiving forecast partly cloudy skies, temperatures generally in the 60s. and my family likes to go out and have a picnic at a park on
thanksgiving. and you know what? all these years we have been doing this, oh, a good 20, 30 years, never has it rained out the event. isn't that amazing? >> amazing. >> it's close. >> you are the great karnow! >> the "great karnow" is cooking? >> i cooked a turkey. >> congratulations! >> you didn't bring any in. >> negative. i love the leftovers. [ laughter ] 6:49. after a makeover a long forgotten mural is unveiled once again in sausalito. it was completed in the 1950s originally on the back of the bank of america branch on bridge way. it had been covered up by woodsideing for 40 years until it was discovered about six months ago. it was restored and it spells out bank of america sausalito and cal in maritime signal flags. >> beautiful. well, time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." >> norah o'donnell joins us now live in new york with the very
latest on that. good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning, frank and michelle. good to see you. ahead we'll take you to the areas that are battling some of the worst weather as we monitor travel conditions across the country today. plus, getting america on track. the fast track. mark strassmann investigates why the u.s. is still struggling to build high-speed rail in california while countries across the world have been zipping around for nearly 50ers. >> we have all heard turkey makes you tired. well, we'll ask dr. david akers to give us the truth behind some of the biggest thanksgiving health myths. the news is back in the morning. see you at 7:00. happy thanksgiving to you. >> happy thanksgiving to you! >> thank you. have a great show. an early-morning fire destroyed an apartment building. seven people are homeless. coming up, we'll tell you why people believe that one of the residents may have started the fire himself. >> live at sfo on one of the busiest travel days of the
case involving religious bes and the presiden law. hobby l five things to know at the :55 now. the supreme court will hear a case involving religious beliefs and the president's healthcare law. hobby law and other christian family-owned companies say they shouldn't have to pay for birth control. lower courts are split. justices will likely hear arguments coming up in march. o.j. simpson will not be getting a new trial. the football star was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping after trying to take personal sports items from two memorabilia dealers in 2007. his new attorneys argued his
previous lawyers didn't provide a proper defense but the judge disagreed. the 66-year-old will be eligible for parole in four years. today will mark 35 years since san francisco's first openly gay supervisor harvey milk and the mayor george moscone were assassinated at city hall. a march like this one from last year will start this afternoon at city hall. thousands will walk through the streets. the teenager who was set on fire aboard an ac transit bus could be released from a hospital today. his father says, luke "sasha" fleischman is making good progress recovering from second- and third-degree burns to his legs. 16-year-old richard thomas is being tried as an adult in the case. yesterday his attorney asked to be tried in juvenile court and the victim's father agrees with the attorney. weather across the country disrupting the holiday travel plans. there's been thousands of flight delays and cancellations and more are expected in the next 24 hours. you can bet it will be a busy day at the bay area's three major airports.
cate caugiran joins us live at sfo with a big thanksgiving getaway. cate. >> reporter: frank, it's going to be busy today. it's going to be busy tomorrow. and really, though, it's going to be busy here at sfo through the weekend. today we all expect it longer lines, longer waits and more bodies passing through bay area terminals. at sfo airport officials are anticipating more than 63,000 travelers to be toting carry- ons and the holiday goods today. all in all, an estimated 1.2 million travelers will be passing through sfo throughout the thanksgiving weekend so things will get crowded. and with the nasty weather on the east coast travel will be complicated but the travelers we spoke with are prepared. >> it's a case where everybody has t chill out. it's going to be busy. relax. >> you go early and go it the flow temperature it's delayed. >> we have our kindles so we have kind tolls read and cell phones to play on, kindles to read so we'll have a good time.
>> reporter: the storms will greatly affect airports in new york, new jersey, philadelphia and boston and those delays will trickle down to sfo. so if you are traveling through these cities, it's best to give your airline a call in advance. >> reporter: another trip, come early 2 hours before your flight. trickle down delays will create longer wait for travelers. live at sfo, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> reporter: i'm anne makovec live in alameda where a fire destroyed an apartment building overnight. firefighters rescued one man from a balcony and took him into custody. neighbors believe he may have started the fire himself. the fire started at 2:45 on briggs avenue. there are four apartments in the back building. firefighters say it's likely a total loss. 7 people are now homeless. many jumped from a second-story balcony. >> i realize the house is on
fire and the window blew out. >> reporter: neighbors believe the fire was started by a man who lived on the second floor whom they say was having mental issues over the last few days and was briefly institutionalized over the weekend. >> the reason he got taken away was because he had flooded the whole house. he filled up his sink, bathtub and water was running. so the whole upstairs was just flooded. >> reporter: now, from flood to fire, these people have been dealing with a lot over the last several days. police have not said yet whether the man they have in custody will be charged with a crime. one firefighter was injured fighting the fire. he was taken to the hospital with heat exhaustion, expected to be okay. anne makovec, kpix 5. a last "kcbs traffic" check. if you have to head to work this morning, you are going to see a big delay right now. traffic is snarled from livermore all the way out to pleasanton. it is because of an earlier big rig crash approaching the dublin interchange. totally different traffic story though over at the bay bridge. traffic is "holiday light" this
morning, no delay because the metering lights haven't been turned on. bart is offering longer trains today and december 1st for all the holiday travelers maybe heading towards area airports. ferries, caltrain and ace also reporting no delays. that's traffic, here's lawrence. >> in case you didn't know it's going to be a busy travel day today. [ laughter ] >> very, very busy. [ laughter ] >> we have some partly cloudy skies around the bay area. not a bad travel day outside today. sfo, yeah, delays if you are heading to the eastern seaboard with that big storm system rolling in. temperatures now in the 40s and the 50s. 30s in the north bay valleys. i think toward the afternoon we'll see a mix of sun and clouds on this busy travel day. temperatures will be in the 60s next couple of days. [ laughter ] >> thanksgiving now looks dry. staying dry through the weekend and warmer, maybe some rain toward the middle of next week. >> this just in? trending? busy travel day. [ laughter ] >> busy travel day. [ laughter ] >> we got it. thanks for watching. remember, the latest news and weather are always on our website, kpix.com.
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