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>> getting all these rubber band things and these dvds. >> i really want an ipad. >> skipping the turkey and stuffing, the deals that have these people camped out. >> stores are getting ready to open with black friday turning into thursday. >> i just do spur of the moment whatever works and it always works just fine. >> it's down to the wire but for those who put off making their big thanksgiving dinner, don't worry. many grocery stores will be open today. >> across the country, around the world, people come here for it. >> it's the annual tradition, the macy's thanksgiving day parade. people are already lining the streets of new york city. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado >> and he scores! >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. and good morning, happy thanksgiving. it's thursday, november 28. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm anne makovec. it is 6:00 and just in time for thanksgiving, it looks like that winter storm that blanketed much of the east coast is slowing down. the nation's airports and highways are getting back to normal and after heavy rain and
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snow forced flight delays and cancellations across the country, here in the bay area traffic was pretty bad as you can see there. but for the most part, flights were on time out of sfo. >> reporter: good morning, i'm ryan takeo. happy thanksgiving i this prep kitchen is going to be a completely different place in about an hour. they are getting ready to feed 5,000 people here at the glide foundation. we'll let you know about the preps coming up. >> reporter: i'm mark kelly live in redwood city at kmart. they just opened the doors and let the folks in. the line is now inside getting shopping for the holiday season. coming up, we'll talk to a manager about today. how about that forecast? >> and the weather looking good outside. we are going to see some clouds moving across our skies. but we're staying dry on this thanksgiving day. out the door those clouds continue to spin up into the bay area now. most of that energy from the system going to be south of us though. so got some good news for the
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forecast. if you are headed out you're going to enjoy a mix of sun and clouds. temperatures chilly in the valleys. 39 in santa rosa to start, 51 in san francisco. this afternoon, a mix of sun and clouds, temperatures up in the mid-60s so slightly above the average. we have some much warmer weather on the way. we'll talk about that coming up. right now let's check your "kcbs traffic" with liza battalones. >> as you would expect on this thanksgiving holiday, light traffic no matter where you're headed, very light traffic for our local bridges. highway 92 has been moving at the speed limit all morning long. no delays leaving the peninsula. the bay bridge commute leaving oakland heading into the city it is wide open and you can be thankful on this thanksgiving that you can park for free in the city no meter enforcement for thanksgiving day. the 580/680 bound for the dublin interchange, very quiet. there are some folks out there you can see from the headlights, still lots of room on both 580 and 680.
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and if you plan on catching a flight leaving town for the thanksgiving holiday just know that there are no traffic delays outside of any of our local airports including right here. 880 moving well just outside the oakland airport. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." guys? >> thank you, liza. happening today glide memorial in san francisco one of many bay area organizations getting ready to serving people a full thanksgiving dinner. kpix 5's ryan takeo is there as the final preparations are taking place. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: hi, frank. good morning. happy thanksgiving, and happy thanksgiving to you at home. here at the glide foundation they have been around for 50 years. this is the golden anniversary. today it plans to feed 5,000 homeless in the city. and it takes a big shopping list. 950 pounds of fresh vegetables, ham, turkey, and plenty of the fixings are also on today's menu. we are going to show you some video from last night. we were here as about 50 volunteers prepped for today's meal. but it takes a lot more people
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to make this happen. later on, 500 volunteers will be here. that's in about the next hour or so. glide leaders say that there is a waiting list to volunteer on thanksgiving day. and if you have not signed up to volunteer so far, they would rather have you when they really need the help, that's the other days of the year, not thanksgiving day. >> we would like for you to come any other day of the year so please, think about that. and come when we really need you, which would not be on thanksgiving day. >> reporter: the meals start this morning at 9 a.m. but the volunteers will be here in the next hour. you see the carving stations. as we come back live here, they are all set up. these happens are here. they have several hundred of these hams and there are 312 gallons of stuffing by the way. i never saw anyone stuffing by the gallon. live in san francisco, i'm ryan takeo, kpix 5. >> you probably never fed 5,000
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people, either, ryan. how about that. >> reporter: that's true. >> we know today is the big holiday meal but glide offers a number of programs as well, right? >> reporter: yeah. throughout the year, that's when they really need the help, too. they said that more than 100 programs are offered here in downtown san francisco. and that's when they really need the help but this is by far one of the more high- profile programs that they have. they have been doing this for 32 years. the organization has been around for 50 years. >> they do great work. okay, ryan takeo live for us in san francisco, thank you. so how much exercise does it take to burn off the average thanksgiving meal? >> wa-wa. >> here you go. you're not going to like the numbers: ng. 7-point-7 of running... or bask r football. 15 s of cycling. 10-point hours of or 10-point-6 hours of ing. on thanksgiving ... it's w way to spend the holi nd it's starting rig now. >> i hate that story. >> eat lightly, my friend. shopping on thanksgiving is
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a new way to spend the holiday. and it's starting right now. kpix 5's mark kelly is live at the redwood city store that is ready for shoppers this morning. but mark, the crowds that many thought would show up didn't materialize. >> reporter: it was quiet here. but we got a good line about 20 people but the doors just opened so they are inside starting their shopping. brandon is one of the managers here at kmart. how do you feel like it's going so far? >> it's going good so far. >> reporter: good so far? is this the line that you expected or less? >> a little fewer people than i was expecting but, you know, it's still a good turnout. >> reporter: how did you feel when the boss said you need to work on thanksgiving? did everyone pitch in? >> you know what? that's the way it is these days. you do what you have to. >> reporter: and you really get people to come out and they know what they want. >> people know exactly what they are coming here for today. >> reporter: are you going to do any shopping yourself today? >> i'm thinking about one of the deals we have on some tvs. >> reporter: is this really a good time to get out there?
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are they really good deals or is that just myth? >> this is definitely the best time to come out and buy a tv. these are the best prices you're going to see. >> reporter: i saw you handing out coupons earlier. give me an example of a deal. >> a 60" westinghouse for $588. we have the kindle fire for $139. we have some good deals going on. we have some 40" tvs for real cheap price, as well. >> reporter: good morning. it's going to be a busy time of year for you. >> definitely busy. >> reporter: thank you. appreciate it. that's what it is looking like here at kmart in redwood city. i'm sure later on this evening they are expecting crowds. back to you guys. >> thank you. kmart stores will stay open through black friday. they are not going to close again until 11:00 friday night. that is 41 straight hours. tonight best buy and walmart open at 6:00. macy's and target open at 8:00. shoppers won't be lining up for thanksgiving day deals at stores in rhode island, maine
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and massachusetts. that is because they can't! blue laws as they're called prohibit department stores from opening on thanksgiving or other major holidays in those states! some retailers have backed legislation to change those laws but so far, those effort have failed. new this morning, two men have major injuries after this crash up in santa rosa. it happened after police tried to stop the car for a traffic violation. they say the driver got up to about 100 miles an hour on steele lane before missing the turn on to marlowe road. it took out a pole, fence and as you can see part of the house there, as well. also new this morning a car goes over the side of an embankment on 92 in san mateo. four people had to be rescued, one had a broken leg, the vehicle fell about 600 feet. one person actually had to be pulled up in that rescue basket there. highway 92 and 35 closed in both directions for a couple of hours but now back open. millions of people lining the streets in new york city right now to catch a glimpse of the macy's thanksgiving day parade. you're taking a live look right now. the parade is under way.
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starting a few minutes ago. this is one of the nation's favorite holiday traditions. crews worked through the night to put the finishing touches on the floats to inflate the famous balloons. organizers expect about 3.5 million people to line the streets to watch that parade in person. another 50 million will catch the show on television. >> i like all the balloons. they're all really cool. >> across the country, around the world people come here for it. >> the parade route is 2.5 miles long. football another big thanksgiving tradition and one of the biggest annual turkey day games down in san jose. the annual big bone game this has been going on since the '40s pitting lincoln against san jose. the city's two oldest public high schools there. the game is named after the trophy made from a cattle femur that a student found in his dad's butcher shop decades ago. game time is 11 a.m. at city college this morning. time now 6:09.
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turkey, potatoes, gravy, stuffing, crispy crickets? a wacky meal that will put your tastebuds in overdrive. >> i'm having this much fun. >> it's not your typical p.e. class. how one pleasanton elementary school is changing up the dynamics so kids can learn. >> clouds streaming across our skies this morning, no rain but we have changes for the weekend. we'll talk about that coming up. ,, ,, people go to a mattress store and essentially they just get sold something. we provide the exact individualization that your body needs.
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thanksgiving feast -- with a twist. the cornbread has meal-worms, the cranberry s has wa a bug museum in new orleans serving up a traditional thanksgiving feast with a twist. the cornbread has mealworms, the cranberry sauce waxworms and instead of whipped cream, the audubon insectarium tops off the pumpkin pie with some delicious crickets. >> they are quite good. >> oh, really? >> i don't know. [ laughter ] >> i'm going to stick with
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turkey. thanksgiving is trending now. also trending "thanksgivukkah" which has thanksgiving and chanukah together for the first time since 1888. macy's thanksgiving day parade airing here at 9 a.m. a comet headed toward the sun if it survives, it could create a spectacular light show. and ashton and demi, the actress' divorce is final. follow us on twitter at #cbssf. a manager of an indiana pizza hut was fired for refusing to open on thanksgiving day. he was told opening on thanksgiving was mandatory so at a meeting with his superiors he decided to take a stand. >> i said why can't we be the company that stands up because we care about our employees and you can have the day off? >> pizza hut backed off and he got his job back. if you are hitting the road this morning, boy, everything is clear. it's all yours. >> it's all holiday lite. >> it's thanksgiving "holiday light." right here in the bay area, but
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we have live pictures of just a bad situation over in l.a. so traffic just a mess just outside and right at l.a.x. be thankful it doesn't look like that right here. traffic better than that. 101 at the speed limit through the peninsula right here approaching third avenue in san mateo. and that light traffic stays with you heading towards sfo. no traffic delays for 880 either just outside the oakland airport. of course, yesterday was the big travel push. but in case you may be expecting someone at the airport this morning, there are no delays and traffic is fine outside of all of our local airports. now, the bay bridge commute leaving oakland heading into san francisco traffic is extremely light and you can park for free today when you're in the city parking meters not enforced on this thanksgiving holiday. 880/237 interchange has been looking good still no big delays for both of those roadways. we haven't had any major accidents for the silicon valley freeways and do keep in
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mind there is no ace train service both today and tomorrow. all other local transit systems are operating on some type of a holiday or sunday schedule. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." here's lawrence. >> all right. liza, we have some clouds working their way across our skies this morning. it will be a decent day. we were worried we would see showers but that won't hope. right now partly cloudy skies, temperatures cool in spots this morning. 39 degrees in santa rosa, 42 concord. and 45 degrees in livermore. i think as we head throughout the afternoon, we'll see a mix of sun and clouds. mild temperatures a little above average. but then toward the next weekend, we have more sunshine coming our way, some warmer temperatures and dry weather. enjoy it. bigger changes coming next week. look at all the clouds working their way up from the south from that cutoff low at the coastline. keeping things dry we'll see more high clouds filtering across our skies throughout the day today.
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mild temperatures on tap here and around much of the state. not a bad travel day in northern california. 60s and 70s into the central valley. about 55 degrees partly cloudy skies into yosemite and 66 into monterey bay. computer models showing clouds continuing to work across the skies today. we'll see that on and off throughout the day and then tomorrow we'll see more sunshine and warmer weather in the coming days. numbers today still won't be bad. 67 degrees in morgan hill. 65 in milpitas. 64 degrees in union city and 64 also in san mateo. we'll find some sunshine inland as you will see some 60s and a few clouds and then a lot of 60s inside the bay. next couple of days we'll keep some warmer weather in the forecast even near 70 sunday. then the bottom drops out next tuesday. temperatures struggling to get near 60. by the way, sunrise today 7:04. sunset 4:52. >> just in time for everybody to enter their turkey food coma. >> i'm already well on the way! [ laughter ] >> sandwich number 2! sum students in pleasanton
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-- some students in pleasanton are learning more in p.e. it's not all about pushups and situps. they are learning real-life lessons there. it's a special program that caught our eyes and that's why lydiksen elementary school is this week's "cool school." >> reporter: at pleasanton's lydiksen elementary school special education students are getting a leg up mainstreaming with other kids twice a week during p.e. and the results have been incredible. why is it so much fun? >> because they help you. >> reporter: yeah? and you're learning? >> yes. >> reporter: and are you having fun? >> yes. >> reporter: a lot of fun? >> yes. >> reporter: how much fun? >> i'm having this much fun. >> reporter: that's good. it's good. and it's been working now for over sa years. first through fifth grade special needs kids are paired up with fifth grade mentors. it's been working now for 15 years. between the running and building they gain confidence and self-esteem, they blossom. more importantly, they love it. they are not alone. >> that's one of the great
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things about this program. something i didn't really realize was going to happen when we started was that it was going to be such a great lesson for the fifth graders. >> reporter: it's true. the older kids are benefitting as much and these are lessons you don't find in most classrooms. >> compassion, how to work with others, how to lead, how to teach. >> i'm really thankful that i can be helping these kids and them just having a fun time. >> reporter: so you guys are both learning. >> yes. i like the spaceship. >> reporter: you like building the spaceships? and meeting new friends? >> yes. >> everybody is excited to be out of school for 10 days. >> yeah! >> reporter: lydiksen is nearly 99% bully-free and their special day classes are a big reason why. it's no wonder lydiksen is this week's -- >> "cool school"! >> some great kids. a feel good story. you leave there just going wow, this is a really neat program. >> it's a good idea. it should be expand injured 50 special ed. kids at the school are all
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doing really well. >> so what's cool about your school? email your nomination. tell us about it at we might come feature your school on the show, as well. so was it an accident or a trick to get a player to miss a foul shot? what nets coach jason kidd did during yesterday's game coming up. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, the warriors take on monta ellis and the san jose sharks go eight rounds of a shootout against the hated l.a. kings. coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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ah the holidays are here and how about this? you want to check this out? it's a great sight to see. the holiday ice rink at union square in san francisco. if you are headed there today,
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yeah, you will see some clouds and mild temperatures. 65 degrees. >> and if you are heading into the city today be thankful that you can park for free. parking meters will not be enforced on this thanksgiving holiday. no service on the ace train, bart, ferries and caltrain with limited service today. more traffic in just a few minutes. good morning, everybody. the bay area has a lot to be thankful for namely the stanford women's basketball coach. tara vandaveer, her team beat gold coast in mexico last night. her 900th career win. vandaveer is only the 8th division one coach both men and women's basketball to reach the 900 club. monta ellis now with the dallas mavericks hosting the warriors. they were down by as many as 17. but steph curry's bucket cut the lead to 4. but ellis comes through at the other end. 4 points, 10 assists. the warriors lose 103-99. solomon out for the second day in a row cal could have
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used him. kyle davis every day ton takes one down the middle. dayton wins 82-64, cal's second loss in as many days in hawaii. too many mai tais for them. there's darrell sutter kings taking on the san jose sharks. this is the 8th round of the shootout. san jose wins in a shootout against the kings. this is a big day of football. right here on kpix 5, 1:30 kickoff, the raiders at the dallas cowboys, we'll see you after the game for the fifth quarter. enjoy the turkey. don't overindulge. stick around for football. have a great one, everybody. play of the day, you know, from the nba. jason kidd drops ice and water on the court while a foul shot is being attempted by the other team. it disrupted the game and the lakers an officials were upset about it. kidd said it was just an accident. lakers won anyway but we'll give jason kidd the bay area
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native our play of the day. while we slept preparations for the macy's thanksgiving day parade were under way. coming up next, a live look at all the magic. >> it is thanksgiving morning and the holiday shopping season has already begun. i'm mark kelly. coming up we are going to look at how it's going so far. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning, i'm ryan takeo live in san francisco at glide memorial, the gloves are on, the volunteers are here. they are getting ready to feed thousands of the city's homeless. we'll let you know on the preps coming up. >> it may be a holiday but millions of people are still
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scheduled to work today. the consequences for those who don't show up. >> plenty of clouds sweeping across our skies now but will we see some rain on this holiday? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and traffic is light for the entire bay area on this thanksgiving. bart's operating on a sunday schedule. i'll have more "kcbs traffic" for you in just a few minutes. good morning, everyone. happy thanksgiving! ! i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm anne makovec. it is 6:30. and the macy's thanksgiving day parade is already going on in the east coast, it is in full swing. millions of people are lining the street to participate in the tradition. weather threatened the parade, there is some concern about the winds. but they cooperated and balloons were cleared to fly. right now, black thursday shopping is well under way. kmart opened 30 minutes ago. and mark kelly joining us live now getting a jump on black friday deals before
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thanksgiving dinner. >> reporter: they are. and we had about 20 people in line this morning when the doors opened at 6 a.m. right now they're all inside shopping. but kmart decided, hey, let's open very early on thanksgiving, beat everyone else and they are not the only ones doing this. we are still hours away from black friday. but this is the sight outside a best buy in pleasant hill. people pitching tents just to be the first one in the store when doors opened thanksgiving night. >> all these rubber band things and dvds. >> probably an ipad. i really want an ipad. >> reporter: with a shortened shopping season and an economy on the mend, many stores are squeezing out every shopping hour they can get from the consumer. some are crying foul saying consumerism is interfering with family time at the table, others jumping in no shame. >> been here since last night. >> reporter: the worry is with
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the holiday shopping season getting longer and longer, thanksgiving could soon be no more. >> just hang out here reading and eating snacks, kind of like thanksgiving without the turkey. >> reporter: so that manager at best buy is not worried about christmas taking over the thanksgiving holiday but he says the more and more stores like kmart here open on thanksgiving day, we could end up not seeing a black friday anymore. live in redwood city, mark kelly, kpix 5. >> kmart stores one of the earliest opening at 6:00 this morning. some other chain stores are waiting until tonight. best buy and walmart will open at 6:00. macy's and target stores open at 8:00 tonight. happening today on thanksgiving, charities all across the bay area are preparing a cornucopia of savory meals for the less fortunate. ryan takeo joins us live from san francisco where thousands of meals will be served at
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glide memorial in a couple of hours. good morning. >> reporter: the volunteers just arrived in the last five minutes. this is glide's 50th anniversary. they are planning to carve up enough meals for 5,000 of the city's homeless and needy. we talked to glide's founder last night. here's what he had to say. 50 years ago cecil williams founded glide. today the organization offers san francisco homeless more than 100 programs. ham, turkey and plenty of fixings are on today's menu. last night, we were here as about 50 volunteers prepped for today's meal. later today, 500 volunteers will be here. >> they come. they gather. they work. they sweat. and they feel like they have done something that matters. >> reporter: glide leaders say there is a waiting list to volunteer on thanksgiving day. if you have not signed up so far, they would rather have you volunteer when they really need the help. >> we would like for you to come any other day of the year.
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so please, think about that and come when we really need you, which would not be on thanksgiving day. >> reporter: that's right. 5,000 volunteers are going to be here today -- rather, 500 volunteers. one of those is diana. tell me why you showed up today. >> i just want to help and you know -- i'm blessed and i feel like i should contribute and help out. >> reporter: good luck you had to today, thanks. one slice at a time is how you feed thousands of people. >> a lot of turkey to carve up. thank you, ryan takeo at glide. throughout the year, glide by the way offers more than 100 programs for san francisco's large homeless population. well, it's going to take a lot of exercise and i mean a lot to burn off thanksgiving dinner and thousands of bay area runners will be doing that beforehand. in san jose 28,000 people are expected to participate in the turkey trot at 7 a.m. to noon starting at south market and west santa clara
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streets and here in the city, the turkey day 5k starts at 8 a.m. right behind at&t park a number of similar events going on all around the bay area benefitting local charities. the worst is over for people traveling over the holidays. the nation's airports and highways mostly back to normal after a very messy winter storm blanketed much of the east coast overnight and brought heavy rain a lot of snow forcing flight delays and cancellations. here in the bay area traffic was pretty bad but for the most part, flights were on time at sfo. it looks like it will be smooth sailing for people traveling today, too. >> yeah. i think so. just checking some of the flights in the u.s., it's wide open no delays. around the bay area today mix of sun and clouds. a cutoff low on the coastline sending us clouds. so you can see some of that out
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the door this morning. clouds moving overhead but dry on this thanksgiving day. the temperatures 50 degrees in oakland. 45 in livermore, 51 san francisco. still some 30s showing up in the interior valleys. this afternoon, this is something to be thankful for. some very mild temperatures outside today. 66 in san jose. 63 degrees in san francisco. and about 65 degrees in santa rosa. speaking of being thankful, i'm just thankful to be here with liza battalones for your "kcbs traffic." >> you should be thankful, lawrence. [ laughter ] >> good morning, everybody. we are going to talk about the thanksgiving drive where we do have unfortunately our first accident of the morning. it happened along highway 4 in the counter-commute direction. so east boyd 4 approaching the bay point exit 4 car accident blocking the left lane but our sensors picking up light traffic in both directions. in fact, it's been an easy commute for all bay area freeways with no major problems out there. we have been talking about the different fun runs taking place around the bay area and this morning at least going to be the turkey day 5k in san
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francisco at at&t park leaving there at 8:00 this morning, so streets will be shut down just outside of the ballpark along the waterfront and near city hall, where the run wraps up. and streets will be closed in those areas until 9:00 this morning. san mateo bridge looking good westbound traffic moving well approaching the toll plaza with no delays all the way across the bridge into the peninsula. and right here wide open at the bay bridge pay gates. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." now to anne. in your bay area watch, oakland airport changing its runway numbers to match the earth's geological shift. pilots use those numbers to navigate so it's critical that they are accurate. similar changes are occurring at airports in orange county. people who live in two dozen hopes on treasure island are being forced to move. there's because of the u.s. navy's ongoing clean-up of low level chemicals on the island. a meeting is planned for tuesday for all the people affected. treasure island is still owned by the navy, which closed its base there 16 years ago. and the bay area teenager who was severely burned on a
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bus is home from the hospital this morning just in time for thanksgiving dinner. 18-year-old luke "sasha" fleischman arrived at his oakland home yesterday afternoon after spending three weeks at the st. francis burn center. earlier this month, police say 16-year-old richard thomas set the agender teenager's skirt on fire aboard that bus because he is homophobic. sasha's family says the attack will not stop sasha from wearing skirts. >> he is really excited to be at home. he just walked up the stairs. he is a little tired in general, just physically, and emotionally. >> sasha is hoping to be back at school on monday. 6:38. surveillance cameras captured the scene when an suv plows into a pedestrian in oakland then the car took off. a dark porsche cayenne was turning on 13th under morning when it hit bryant mendoza leaving his job at the shadow lounge nearby. bryant tries to move out of the way but he rolls on the hood
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and then fell to the ground. >> i realized it was too late so i braced myself for impact so i got a couple of screws in here, couple of screws up here. >> crash left ryan with a fractured pelvis broken femur and a lot of pain. police are still looking for that driver. some developing news from southern california. gunfire erupted during a nine hour standoff. >> we hear the pow, pow, automatic fire. >> all those shots came as police in inglewood went to check a domestic disturbance call. one shot hit an officer's bulletproof vest. he is expected to survive. the 45-year-old suspect surrendered last night. his girlfriend and her 14-year- old daughter were freed unharmed. despite the holiday, a lot of americans will be working today. >> kiet do explains what workers can legally do when you have to work on a holiday. >> reporter: a million retail workers are set to punch into work today and they don't have much of a choice. >> any employee can say i will
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refuse to work on a holiday that's been designated for them. but the consequences are that the employer is allowed to terminate the employee for refusing to work. >> reporter: richard shram is one of the top employment lawyers in the state. he said it would count as a missed day. too many of those and you can get fired. the only thing a worker can do now to try to get holidays off is organize into a labor union and start collective bargaining. >> once they collectively getting to and bargain with the employer and demand working conditions a certain way, then they are covered by the national labor relations act. so that is a protected activity and they have more protections when they collectively get together and say we want to do this and not do that. >> reporter: you could call in sick but if you lie about it, then you can get fired and lose unemployment benefits too. the psychologist tom plante says it could give you a bad reputation. >> it's integrity. they may not be honest.
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they may not be respectful of their peers and that can create trouble. their manipulation becomes somebody else's real problem. >> reporter: in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. >> by the way, tomorrow is the busiest day of the year for plumbers according to roto- rooter. the nation's largest plumbing service. that is because people are clogging their kitchen sinks. >> i bet. the homeless will also be getting holiday feasts in richard today. salute restaurante will be serving a traditional dinner to 1300 people. the eatery's owner feels a special connection with her homeless guests. >> well, i care about them because i was one of them. 1984, i was homeless. >> salute is one of eight places in richmond offering free turkey dinners tamed 6:41. a warn if you shop for holiday gift bargains online why you may not get the deal you paid for. >> and these turkeys may not be on your dinner table but a pardon from the president may still be the kiss of death. we'll explain coming up. ,,,,,,
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prosecutors say he wrote bos tickets. a veteran san francisco police officer is facing nope charges after he allegely wrote bogus tickets. 51-year-old george chavez allegedly used his police computer to find information about his two victims. authorities say he then wrote several fake tickets targeting a man he sued five years ago and chavez' very own attorney in the case. if convicted chavez could spend more than 6 years in prison. lower gas prices are helping shoppers over the holiday weekend. that situation across the country today. some good news, gas prices are down. the national retail federation says the average shopper is expected to spend $47 more over the holidays because they are
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saving money on gas. when you figure all the shoppers that's $15 billion more that will go to stores. people say forget it on those crazy black friday lines then they try to find the better deals on the internet instead. but julie watts explains, just because you click and pay doesn't guarantee you get the item. >> reporter: every year a week before christmas there are complaints about black friday deals. >> i went online thanksgiving night. it was there. i grabbed it. >> i put my credit card information. >> got an order confirmation. and then i thought, sounds good to go. i don't have to look for any other tvs. >> reporter: but then days later after all the other black friday deals expires -- >> they sent out an e-mailing the item is no longer available. they had a technical error which allowed more tvs to be purchased than they had in inventory. and they would not be honoring those orders. >> reporter: mark locastro from deal news says it's a common problem and an inherent pitfall
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of the black friday shopping frenzy. >> transactions are happening so fast, sometimes the online resource cannot keep up the inventory. sometimes it could be a technical glitch as well. >> reporter: that was the problem in 2010 when target, and fry's oversold limited online door buster deals. that meant many a missing present under the christmas tree but eventually all three stores made good on the offers and honored the sale prices. but when the same thing happened to best buy customers in 2011, the retailer refused to honor any oversold deals citing the website's condition of use which says it can cancel any order for any reason. >> so just because you hit check out, it is not a guarantee you own the item. >> by the time they alerted me i had missed all of the black friday sales. >> reporter: words to live by this holiday shopping season. the only way to be sure you're going home with a door buster is to be the first in line when the doors open. julie watts, kpix 5. >> time is 6:47. and drivers are going to be
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thankful for our lack of traffic this morning. >> you know, it's been a really nice commute for many areas, anne and frank, because of the thanksgiving holiday. not too much going on out there but we are keeping an eye on this accident which just cropped up in the bay point area. so this is eastbound highway 4 near the bay point exited. a four cash crash, two lanes shut down, injuries involved. traffic still light in both directions of 4 between bay point and concord. moving to the san mateo bridge, westbound traffic still looking good approaching the toll plaza. we haven't had any delays for any of our bridges. so be thankful for that. westbound traffic leaving the oakland area bound for san francisco looking good. and you can park for free in the city. parking meters will not be enforced today on this thanksgiving holiday. 880 as it rolls outside of the oakland airport no big traffic delays there. 880 is fine approaching hegenberger. and in the silicon valley, it is very quiet. 880/237 interchange, moving at the speed limit.
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that's a look at "kcbs traffic." here's larry! >> all right. [ laughter ] >> thank you so much, liza. hey, we have a couple of clouds stretching across our skies right now. going to make for a beautiful sunrise today if you are just getting up. those clouds making their way over the bay at this hour. but looks like any threat of rain not going to happen. we are going to keep things dry and chilly in spots, though, 39 in santa rosa. 47 degrees in san jose. 51 in san francisco. and concord checking a cool 42 degrees. i think throughout the day we'll see passing clouds a lot of sunshine in between the temperatures going to be mild. looks like a nice holiday ahead. looks like even some nicer weather toward the weekend. high pressure builds in and temperatures warm up maybe some numbers getting near 70 degrees. cutoff low spinning down off southern california. that is also sending some clouds up in our direction. but the good news is, not going to see any rain here. in fact, much of northern california nice travel day if you have to get out and about. 60s and 70s into the central valley. 40s and 50s into the high country. yesterday it was just a mess across the country.
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today we have some partly cloudy skies, no delays out of sfo. around the country, we are looking at some fairly decent weather. it's chilly in spots. 31 the expected high in chicago. mostly cloudy skies. 34 in new york with the macy's thanksgiving day parade. but the good news is the winds haven't kicked up so the big balloons are flying. temperatures around the bay today mainly into the 60s. mid-60s in the warmest spots. and then the next couple of days, warmer weather on the way through the weekend. but then the bottom drops out toward next week. temperatures struggling to get out of the 50s tuesday, even a slight chance of showers wednesday. so enjoy the days ahead. this looks like a nice one. happy thanksgiving. >> thank you. at least two turkeys will be staying off thanksgiving tables this year. >> with the power vested in me, i want to grant popcorn a full reprieve. come on. [ laughter ] >> i want to -- popcorn, you have a full reprieve from
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cranberry sauce and stuffing. we wish you well. and we're going to give caramel a break, as well. all right? >> popcorn went head to head with his feathered friend caramel for america's top gobbler. they were both pardoned. they better watch out. >> i guess so. all the turkeyses that president obama has pardoned over the years they died. in most cases they are too fat to sustain themselves. the last two cobbler and gobbler died within a year. that's not right. >> the storied home of george washington. hi, good morning. happy thanksgiving. we know you and your family have plenty of cooking to do you about it's progress nothing as nice as this. we are at glide memorial. all that food, 950 pounds of veggies, going to be cut and prepped by these volunteers. we'll talk to one of them, they are doing all the fixings here. we'll tell you about it coming up.
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>> i'm mark kelly live in redwood city. it's not even black friday. and the stores are already open. but how is the turnout at this kmart? we'll tell you coming up. [ male announcer ] step one, prepare for triumph. step two, baconated cheese for awesome. step three, get ready to wow. step four... mmmmm. ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. make the holidays pop. he loves me. he loves me not.
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putting off the opening of online marketplace for small businesses t 5 things to know at the :55. the obama administration is putting off the opening of an online marketplace for small businesses to buy health insurance. the one year delay is so workers can focus on fixing, the main federal website for the affordable care act. and today is the moment of truth for a comment that's barreling towards the sun. will it survive or break into pieces? if it survives it could create spectacular light show this holiday season season visible frommer in the with the naked
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eye. troops in afghanistan lined up for a traditional thanksgiving dinner in kabul. they sat down to turkey and the fixings. 47,000 americans are in afghanistan. time for today's holiday, the nation's airports and highways getting back to normal slowly. a messy winters like storm brought heavy rain and snow to much of the northeast. hundreds of flights were canceled. new york city with the macy's thanksgiving day parade. thousands braving the cold wind. rain was falling overnight. this is a live look now at the parade. i'm mark kelly. we are live at the kmart in redwood city. no line now because all the shoppers are inside. this is what the scene looked like this morning at 6 a.m. at kmart. shoppers lining up on
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thanksgiving morning to start their holiday shopping. not the huge crowd of people camping out in tents that we're used to seeing for black friday. we talked t one of the first shoppers in line and she was surprised to be the first. were you surprised? where is everyone? >> i'm totally shocked. like i never do this. and there's nobody here. i see people starting to roll in now but yeah, i never do this. so i thought i had to get here early, not so much this year. >> reporter: not everyone is out there shopping for their own deals. lisa there said she wanted to get up early and get some deals because she is buying toys to then donate for toys for tots. and she is going to have plenty of time to do that because this kmart in redwood city is open for the next 48 hours straight. live in redwood city, mark kelly, kpix 5. hi, good morning. i'm ryan takeo live in san francisco at glide memorial. they are preparing to feed
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5,000 people today. they need 500 volunteers including ramon here from sacramento. you came in with your family. who is with you? >> yes. this is my cousin, brother ron, my cousin regina, my son chris, and my cousin's children ryan and micah. >> reporter: this is a tradition? >> it is an annual tradition for us, it's more like a pay it forward annual event for us where we help feed the homeless. >> reporter: tell me why it means so much to you? >> uhm, years ago, we kind of hit rock bottom and pretty much work our way up from there. and from there on, especially during the recession, the start of the recession, we saw a lot of people that were hungry. so you kind of -- knowing that what we felt when we hit rock bottom, we tried to help feed the homeless from there on. >> reporter: describe that feeling. it obviously means a lot to
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you. describe that feeling though. >> oh, it's -- i don't wish it to anybody especially -- >> reporter: as a volunteer, what does that mean? >> it means a lot. >> reporter: are you going to do that -- >> to help feed the people that don't have much or too little in this life. >> reporter: there's a lot of need, too. ramon, thank you so much. good luck to you. it's going to be here, the food starts at 9 a.m. live in san francisco, ryan takeo, kpix 5. if you are heading for highway 4, there are delays now in that eastbound direction with a four-car accident blocking two left-hand lanes approaching the bay point exit. it's the only accident for the bay area. light traffic everywhere else. lawrence? >> we have some partly cloudy skies out there right now. nice start to the holliday if you are heading out today. you will find sunshine clouds and temperatures in the 60s. next couple of days a beautiful weekend in store. maybe some cold showers next week, guys. >> but not today. >> not today. enjoy the day. happy thanksgiving, everyone. >> enjoy. captions by: caption colorado
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