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over the bay area. roberta gonzales is in the weather center tracking the storm on our hi-def doppler radar. kiet do is in san jose where streets are flooding and ryan takeo is in san francisco where cars are submerged. ryan. >> reporter: just in the last half-hour we have seen city crews go ahead and they have dumped or taken all the water out vacuumed it all up basically and right now waiting for tow trucks. one of the drivers who was in one of the vehicles, let's bring you over here right now. basically what happened around 4:00? >> it was raining very hard a lot of lightning, a lot going on, on the freeway. so i tried to get off to avoid it and winded up in bigger trouble than i thought, you know, just drive. >> reporter: you were just explaining to the tow truck company right now, this wasn't a puddle. >> not at all. not at all. as soon as i opened the door the vehicle was totally submerged. i had to, you know, basically swim through the water a little over waist deep to get through it. >> reporter: let's take a step
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back. how high was the water? >> basically about right about to my belly about right here. >> reporter: and everyone is okay from what you saw? you saw a couple of other cars go in? >> yeah, yeah, everybody seemed to make their own way out of the car, you know, grab what they could and get out there was. >> reporter: you were trying to get some folks to stop. were you able to get some people not to go in that lake that basically formed? >> of course, of course of a few cars -- because it is a blind spot getting off the freeway so a few cars as we were getting out of the water and we were yelling stop, stop, as you could see what's going on. a few made it but one came in right after me and, you know, we're just trying to get out of here. >> reporter: so 101 at cesar chavez is where we are right now, jordan, thanks for your time of. and right now, the water is gone for now. and they are waiting on a couple of tow truck companies. the police here don't know exactly how long this area is going to be closed but see right here, 101 heading south at cesar chavez is closed. that is closed. right now we are waiting for
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them to clean this up. live in san francisco, ryan takeo, kpix 5. let's send it to roberta gonzales. >> you know, ryan, that's one of the things we like to warn people of if you see a flooded area please don't try to drive through it. you don't know how deep it is. it's been raining for over 24 hours straight. good morning, everyone. it's our hi-def doppler. check this out the difference between yesterday and now is that at this time, 24 hours ago, everybody was getting rained on all at once but now, we are seeing widespread scattered showers but some of these cells contain potentially moderate to heavy downpours. the north bay has been getting hammered all morning from novato into petaluma streaming around highway 12 into napa yountville and sonoma, vacaville you, too have some rain showers. vallejo, benicia, martinez, american canyon. the 580/680 is nasty on a normal day. now couple in heavy rain and it's messy this morning. we have moderate rainfall
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around antioch and discovery bay along highway 4. we will continue to see periods of moderate to heavy rainfall plus now you got to factor in the winds currently out of the southeast up to 31 in san jose of air temperatures in the 50s and low 60s. urban and small stream flood advisory in effect until 7:00 this morning for the ponding on the roads. highs today in the 60s with the rain continuing. but tapering off during the late day hours into the evening hours lingering showers on thursday, a brand-new storm system on friday. liz, this was one of your worst commutes ever? >> it was. it was very scary coming into work this morning. you never know when you're going to hit one of those big puddles in the road and that's we keep getting are flooding reports coming in and, of course, the number of spinouts is hard for us to keep up to be honest. we'll mention a couple of new accidents or just kind of the newer ones that are still out there. still causing adelay. 280 in san francisco, approaching san jose avenue, several lanes are blocked. again it was a spinout report
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and 101 apparently caltrans crews are still out there. kcbs sent a mobile unit northbound 101 at vermont s it was a smaller landslide but a tree actually ended up on a car and so they still have a couple of lanes blocked on 101. so unfortunately both freeways now affected by the weather. here's a live look at the bay bridge. the metering lights were turned on about 15 minutes ago. there's also a high wind advisory in effect as roberta has been telling us. so the winds on top of the rain. there are also flooding reports near the harrison street off- ramp so just be careful using that. it remains open. that's "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. speaking of flooding, all the rain is causing street flooding in san jose this morning. kiet do joins us live from the alameda and stockton avenue area where a car got swallowed up by all the rain. kiet. >> reporter: yeah, good morning. the public works department is making some good headway out here on the alameda.
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this is under the underpass of the railroad track that leads into the diridon station. they are unclogging the drains. we have seen the waters recede about 18" in the past hour or so. we have new details about how it happened. according to the woman's son, the woman who drove this car here, she says that -- he said she was coming home from work and she saw a car ahead of her go through the water okay under the bridge. that's when she decided to go. once she went under a wall of water came out of nowhere slammed into her car pushing it off to the side. that's why sitting off at an angle and killed the engine and she swam to safety. she was barefoot, completely soaked to the bone. officers and firefighters were giving her pats on the back and drove her home. she is presumably now enjoying a nice hot beverage and doing okay. this is what happened when we tried to talk to her. are you okay? >> yeah. i'm okay. but i don't want an interview. >> reporter: okay. what happened? [ no comment ] >> reporter: okay.
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this is the scene out here on 280 southbound at the 87 off- ramp. an officer with his lights on tried to direct people around some standing water on that off- ramp. people disregarding that warning. one car went around him and then through the floodwaters. and then got trapped out there in about 2 feet of water. the water killed the engine. then the officer tried to use flares to wave people away. folks again disregarding that officer's instructions. the officer had to throw the flares at the cars. people went around him. listen to officers, they are trying to keep you safe. if you are heading to work, there's a lot of flooding on the streets and the neighborhood. looks like the situation is now under control. kiet do, kpix 5. people all over the bay area are waking up to flooding this morning. check out this viewer picture. this is in san francisco or cesar chavez. you can see the cars trying to
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get through the standing water up to the middle of their wheels. this was taken over an hour ago so the water may be higher. [ chainsaw ] public works crews are expected to be pretty busy today in san francisco. but check out the mess they were dealing with yesterday. this tree toppled over on waller street just off davisadero and as you can see, the root ball tore open the sidewalk and the rest of the tree crushed this toyota. new this morning now a lawsuit has been filed against bill cosby in l.a. in it judy hut claims he abused her in 1974 at the playboy man shan when she was 15. in recent weeks more than a dozen females have raised allegations. no criminal charges have ever been filed against the comedian. cosby still refuses to discuss the accusations. execs from that cat to corporation will be in the hot seat on capitol hill today.
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that's after the missed a deadline to expand a recall of takata's defective airbags. cbs news reporter susan mcginnis reports. >> reporter: a midnight deadline for takata to expand a recall of its defective airbags nationwide has passed with no move by the company. the u.s. government is demanding the japanese auto parts maker take its recall nationwide after the airbags were found to explode sending metal pieces flying through vehicles. >> i went through living hell. >> reporter: this woman from minnesota was injured when the takata airbag in the 2002 bmw she was riding in exploded last year. >> i just told my husband i said i cannot see anything with both my eyes, i'm totally blind. >> reporter: the defect has been linked to at least five deaths. takata says expanding the recall could take resources away from fixing airbags in high humidity states where the company believes more explosions are likely. today a house panel will hear from a takata executive as well as several u.s. automakers about the need for a nationwide recall. two weeks ago at a senate
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hearing the same company executive apologized to victims. >> our deepest condolences go out to all those who have suffered in these accidents and to the families. >> reporter: in a statement yesterday, takata's ceo outlined steps the company will take immediately including forming a panel to investigate its manufacturing process. federal regulators are now exploring their next steps including fines and legal action. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. new this morning, a fifth grader in tennessee says he thought he was going to die. he was in one of two school buses that collided in knoxville head on after school yesterday. two young children and adult were hit. one hit the other head on after crossing a median. buses were from two different schools. classes canceled today at both schools. it is 6:09. the fight over this guy frosty isn't over yet. why one bay area christmas tree
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refuses to get rid of the blowup snowman coming up. >> and check out this live picture of the bay bridge. cars are backed up water pooling on the bridge. so be sure to leave extra time as you head out the door this morning. >> and that's all due to rain, lightning and thunder and now a new weather element that you need to know about as you head on out. we have our eye on the storm. >> and a couple of mass transit notes. muni's van ness station has flooded so they have closed that station. we also have some minor bart delays out of daly city. we'll take a check of this plus the rest of the bay area roads after the break. we also want we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. ask a question or share a gripe by emailing crazy@kpix.com. or tweet me at #ewengerkpix and watch to see if your question gets answered on air. time is 5-- i'll have we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,, here's some news you may find surprising.
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good morning. welcome back. we have our "eye on the storm" with cameraman greg at the helm of mobile weather driving through marin county. as you can see, using our hi- def doppler radar, the north bay is being hammered this morning with moderate to heavy downpours even an occasional thunderstorm. we have traffic and weather as the news continues right here on kpix 5. frosty the giant inflatable snowman is standing tall against the city of pleasanton. he is sure trying to. the blowup snowman stands 30 feet tall above johnny moore's christmas tree lot. frosty has been around for 25 years at the alameda county fairgrounds. but this year, the moores moved their lot a few miles away and now the city says take him down or face a fine. >> he has been around for 25 years. it's an icon here in town. >> it's a little spirit,
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christmas spirit, to cheer everybody up. i don't see nothing wrong with that. >> well, frosty was deflated yesterday for a brief time because of all the rain and wintered the moores were told they face a $100 fine starting tuesday and doubling each day after that. pleasanton code enforcement officer did check out frosty yesterday and he took a photo and left. publishing company has changed its line of children's books and it's because of an east bay girl. 7-year-old parker dains was enjoying a book about bugs at the milpitas public lay bay area when she saw it was a book labeled as for boys. it's a series of pirates, monsters and more geared toward boys. upset that girls weren't included she told her father. in response the publisher printed a new series for boys and girls. parker says she was to be a writer when she grows up.
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girls can enjoy pirates and bugs. >> i'm outnumbered. our ladies are busy today. >> i know. >> you've been busy. you, too. >> please use mass transit if you can. we'll talk a little bit that coming up. at the bay bridge it's stacked up through the maze. metering lights were turned on a half-hour ago. there's a high wind advisory in effect and i have to say it's slow from end to end across the bridge which is a good sign. the drives are taking it slow with all the wet weather. bart has some minor delays. right now about 10 minutes out of daly city in the sfo direction. and just a heads up as you ride muni. the van ness station is closed due to flooding. everything else is on time. by the way muni says that most of the buses are going to be just slightly behind schedule all day because of the wet weather. so hitting the roads northbound 280 approaching san jose avenue they are finally beginning to re-open a few lanes here now. obviously still slow though on 280 coming into san francisco. and we just got better news went last 30 seconds about this accident on northbound 101 at vermont.
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all lanes are now back open. there was a mud slide in the area approaching vermont. still backed up in the area obviously heading past that whole hospital curve area. it's been hit with flooding reports in different accidents but again they just got all lanes open there. so here's a live look outside. you can see the rain coming down in oakland. northbound traffic looks okay. not too many incidents. it's closer to "a" street coming into hayward northbound. we had couple of different accidents one a bad one. it was out there for a while but it's clear now, as well. still seeing some delays and traffic tie-ups all up and down that corridor. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. the roads are slick everywhere you go and flooding seems to be the issue in marin county all along southbound 101. mill valley sausalito caltrains crews are out there trying to clear some of it but don't be surprised if you still see some lanes blocked. and remember kcbs, our radio partner, when you hit the roads at 106.9 fm or 740-am. that is traffic. let's get a check of your
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forecast. here's roberta. 3 hours and 30-minute delays on arrival flights at sfo. first off let me explain the difference between yesterday and today. do you recall on tuesday everybody was getting rained on at the same time? this time around, on this wednesday, we have scattered widespread showers but these cells contain anywhere from moderate to heavy downpours. in fact, this morning all morning long the north bay has been hammered with moderate to heavy precipitation and even some scattered thunderstorms very early this morning. novato all the way around highway 101 to highway 37 leading into napa and sonoma and also vallejo pretty heavy precipitation. east of the bay now brentwood tracy also oakley and clayton now clearing out just for a moment or two. it's hurrah and also blackhawk with plenty of moderate rain. i wanted to pull back out here again because check out behind me. we still have a fetch of moderate to heavy rainfall over
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the open waters. i have been noticing some of the cells contain lightning bolts so we'll keep an eye on that. we are in the 50s and 60s right now but another feature different today than 24 hours ahe do, gusty winds right now san jose international airport. and we have delays at arriving flights at sfo. i think everybody is listening to liz's advice. there is the traffic over the golden gate bridge and can you see there? moderate rainfall at this particular time. so again today the rain will become more scattered. it will be heavy at times and we still have that possibility of an occasional thunderstorm. this is the cutoff low. this is now ejecting to the east upstream this is an area of low pressure that promises at least another chance of rain showers on friday. but meanwhile today watch the clock tick by. that is your lunch hour still periods of heavy rainfall. that's your evening commute into the overnight hours. and thursday morning some lingering rain. we have as far as totals are concern up to an inch easily in
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the ukiah area. we are now talking about a half inch of rain over the next 24 hours in san rafael. that's from now all the way until tomorrow morning. two feet of snow in the high sierra with a winter storm warning in effect. 12" have already accumulated in many locations including northstar. 60s across the board today again southeast winds to 25, gusts to 30. the extended forecast, that new system on friday, another chance of rain on monday but sunny and dry over the weekend. hey, you know what? i have a really good idea, everyone. do you want to follow the weather but you have to get on the road? well, when you get to your location all you have to do is get the crabs bay area weather app. check out the conditions in your area. get realtime radar and all you have to do is search "kpix," download the cbs bay area weather app right now! it's available on iphone and android. it will help you navigate through your wednesday. good idea, roberta. >> need it now. well, weep keel that theme going. the bay area getting drenched. roads are wet, creeks are overflowing. where flooding will be a major
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concern that story coming up next. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, can the warriors make it 10 straight wins and a 15-2 record? we had two buzzer beaters in the bay area last night. going to show them to you both coming up. >> and what's cool about your school? email your nominations to us at coolschools@kpix.com. we may come and feature your school on the show. capitals... in the nation's capital. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,
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good morning. when i suggested going live from oracle arena for my sportscast last night my producer laughed it off saying, quote, dude, they're playing orlando. it's going to be a blowout. roll the highlights, please. warriors back at home after a 5- 0 road trip. golden state trailed orlando by
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9 with four minutes left. but then klay thompson capped a 9-0 run to tie the game at 93. so 45 seconds left, and here comes harris to give the magic back the lead with the tough layoff. they led 97-95. so final seconds, still down 2, here's the finish. >> curry for the lead --good!! >> yes. steph curry with the game winning three with two seconds left. warriors win 98-97. the tenth straight win. they can tie the franchise record for consecutive wins on thursday. todd mcclelland probably happy that jim harbaugh is getting all the attention now. second period san jose trailing 1-0. score to tie the game at one. third period, 20 seconds left. marleau denied but the puck loose, nieto the former san francisco bowl scores with 11 seconds left. couple of buzzer beaters in the bay area and the sharks are 2-1 winners. stay dry, everybody.
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i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. "following along... scores!" ply ply play of the day, hockey in washington, d.c. >> nice catch in the pass, scores! dazzling handiwork. >> that was the creative move. nice little top shelf goodie right there for the goal but in the end of the caps fell to vancouver 4-3 but got the play of the day. 6:26. a huge storm hits california. the hi-def doppler is tracking the wet weather as it continues to pour in the bay area. when we can expect the skies to clear. >> a lot of clean-up ahead here in san francisco. they are working on three cars that came under water overnight. we'll show you the pictures coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. well, the bay area skies lit up overnight. there have been more than 100 lightning strikes here around san francisco and it isn't over yet. >> i'm kiet do in the downtown san jose. we have a live report on why this woman decided to drive through a flooded tunnel. >> rain and wind and now airport delays. we have our "eye on the storm." >> and it looks like it's a mess now up and down the nimitz freeway from oakland all the way to hayward because of an accident. that's just the beginning. we'll break down the morning commute coming up. >> thank you, liz. good morning, everyone. it is one wet wednesday out
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there. it's december 3rd. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:30. the hi-def doppler is showing nothing but rain this morning. bay area is getting pounded and that rain is clogging the commute and the streets. we have a team all across the bay area right now. kiet do is in san jose where rain is gathering in the streets. ryan takeo is in san francisco, where cars are waterlogged. and our mobile weather unit is driving around the north bay where lightning struck earlier this morning. but before we head outside, roberta gonzales is joining us in the weather center as she tracks the storm. >> the only difference between yesterday and today as we have our "eye on the storm" is that yesterday at this time just 24 hours ago everybody was getting rained on at the same time. now we are experiencing widespread scattered showers pretty potent at this hour. according to our hi-def doppler radar, the hardest-hit areas all morning long has been there across the golden gate bridge to the north through mill valley into san rafael,
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fairfax, novato, streaming into highway 121 leading up highway 12 in both directions, petaluma, napa and sonoma, glen ellen all hard hit. i update this so this is up to the minute radar. we are getting a bit of a break now around 580 around that corridor in pleasanton. but meanwhile we have pretty ominous precipitation around the discovery bay area. currently temperatures are into the 50s. a the winds however southeast at 31 as far as our gusts are concerned in san jose. urban and small stream flood advisory in effect with ponding on the roads until 7 a.m. numbers with occasional showers heavy at times and even a thunderstorm into the 60s. we have lingering rain showers in the forecast on thursday. in san francisco, ryan takeo has been on the job all morning. hi, ryan. [ signal breakup ] [ scratchy audio, unintelligible ]
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all right. looks like -- we apologize for that shot. we'll try to get ryan in just a minute. in the meantime the roads are a mess. you can use mass transit, please do it. the accidents continue to come in. last incident report for the number of different accidents flooding reports that chp is working on. at last check it was definitely more than 40. so here's a live look at the nimitz. one of the our worst accidents out the door is actually approaching "a" street in the southbound lanes. a couple of lanes are actually blocked and it was slow anyway in both directions in hayward. drivers are taking it easy past the coliseum. metering lights on at the bay bridge for 45 minutes. stacked up to the maze. they are cycling the metering lights slowly. drivers barely budging there approaching the pay gates. we have a high wind advisory in effect, slow end to end between oakland and san francisco. lower deck traffic is also sluggish especially coming along the skyway as you head up
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101 and 80. here's a live look through the altamont pass from north greenville all the way through the dublin-pleasanton area. this is just going to be a heavy backed up ride. fortunately no accidents right now to slow you down but please, take it slow. there is some street flooding this morning in several cities including san jose. let's go out live to kiet do, who joins us live from the alameda and stockton avenue. how are you, kiet? >> reporter: yeah, doing just fine. a little wet but i'll be okay. but this car is not going to be okay this morning. public works department continuing to work to try to clear the floodwaters now. we are seeing the levels of the floodwaters drop within the past hour or so. they have about another foot to foot and a half to go before they have this tunnel cleared out of the way. now, we did speak with the son of the woman who drove this car. he did give us some new details about what happened. he said that the woman was coming home from work this morning right around 2:00. she saw a car go ahead of her through the tunnel okay. she decided to make a go of it and then a wall of water came
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out of nowhere, slammed into her car, pushing it off to the side and then it killed the engine. she had to wade to safety. she was barefoot and soaked. officers and firefighters were comforting her. they gave her a ride home and right now she is enjoying a hot beverage and deciding what to do next. on to 280 southbound at 87 off- ramp this was the scene early this morning around 4:00. major street flooding. officers tried to direct people around that flooding. people disregarding those orders going around them and then getting stuck in the waters. so if you are out here be careful, keep both hands on the wheel. did experience some of that myself. a lot of street flooding, so you will do some hydroplaning if you are not careful and if you don't slow it down. live in downtown san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. ryan takeo in san francisco with some other cars that are in trouble, as well. take it away, ryan. >> reporter: frank, yeah. this was a drain issue about 4: 00 and created a lake. that drain is cleared now and the water, well, the water is
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gone but the two cars are right there. you see a live look at the tow truck trying to take one of these cars in total we are talking about three cars under water. and the drivers basically had to swim to safety. everyone is all right. this happened about 4:00. we're at u.s. 101. the cesar chavez westbound exit from the southbound direction is what we're talking about and also the on-ramp on south 101 is closed at cesar chavez, as well. we talked to a driver who said that he came around the curve right here and he found himself in the middle of the lake. it's not like he had much time to react at all. >> the rain was gittn out of hand and i tried to get off the freeway and winded up in trouble. just waiting. you know? i called the tow they said a few hours there's a lot of stuff going on in the city right now. trying to get out of here and get home, man. reporter: he is trying to get loam to the east bay over to bay point. -- home to east point over to
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bay point. that's a tow truck here for his car right now. once they clear the cars, then we expect cesar chavez underneath u.s. 101 to be open and this on-ramp on the southbound u.s. 101, that should be open, as well. live in san francisco. i'm ryan takeo, kpix 5. rain pounding away in southern california, as well. several trees are down in ventura county. mud slid down a hill into people's homes. it came down a hill that burned into wildfire. people were allowed to return home this morning. wilshire boulevard a sinkhole formed overnight. this is the mid-wilshire, very busy. not clear if the rain caused that sinkhole. but one would think so. >> up in the sierra a little snow. north shore got over 5"
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overnight and almost 16" of snow has fallen in other areas of lake tahoe. some resorts open, others open soon. for all things weather, bookmark kpix.com. you can get hour-by-hour forecasts, upload storm pictures and we'll share them on air. and you can track the radar on our new app, just download the new cbs bay area weather app and check it out. police are begging bay area teenagers to stop trying to assassinate each other. it's a popular elimination gate played for cash. there are -- game played for cash. there are few rules and no boundaries. this guy almost ran over a friend trying to get away. police tell kpix 5's ann notarangelo not everyone realizes it's a game and that's the real danger. >> right next to the pole. >> reporter: granada high senior was assassinated the first day of his school's
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elaborate game of tag. >> he got me right before i got in the car. i thought it was a safe zone. >> reporter: students buy into the game for $5 and assassinate a classmate by either shooting them with a nerf gun or drawing a red marker across the throat. this is video of students at san ramon high in danville. the last person standing makes $1,000 and this game can last for months. >> the kids are crossing behind bushes, if a neighbor sees someone in the dark with a gun they assume it is and i'm worried kids will get hurt. >> reporter: last year livermore police officers pulled over a car of seniors after reports of people with guns. >> pull them over did a felony car stop which means we point our real guns at them order them out of the car and found out it was a game. >> reporter: kids say they are using nerf guns but livermore police showed us these guns that look fake and are real. it's not just a gun issue.
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>> i made a traffic stop on a girl who was driving double the speed limit in a school zone and she said her assassinator was following her. there was no car behind her. she was absolutely paranoid. >> reporter: but kids say this is a tradition they want to continue. >> i'm ready for this. i'm ready for this moment. i'm there. i'm going to win. just watch me, guys. >> reporter: to them, it's still just a game. but students who play assassin here on campus will be suspended because it's against the rules to bring any type of gun to school real or fake. ann notarangelo, kpix 5. >> some san francisco police officers are getting way too much in overtime. that's because of poor recordkeeping by the payroll departments. city officials discovered several problems during a recent audit. there's mismanagement of payroll documents and errors in pay. sfpd is one of two city agencies that doesn't use a new software that could eliminate issues. time now 6:40. bay area highways are more like
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parking lots this morning. drivers try to navigate through all that rain. our mobile weather unit drove through the north bay and just made it to san francisco. a messy commute and your forecast next. >> and the market opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's take a quick peek at the early-morning numbers. and it's out of the gate by just a smidge down a little bit. we'll check in on those numbers again and get your full financial report coming up with jason brooks right after the break. >> and we want to invite all you pet lovers send us your questions about their health and well-being. just email pets@kpix.com or on our facebook page, and we'll have our pet expert give you an answer every friday right here at noon. this morning.,, ,,,,,,
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francisco. a break from the current precipitation but according to our hi-def doppler radar, the heaviest hit at this time is right there in the north of the bay area. novato with moderate to heavy downpours. also, in the south bay saratoga campbell cupertino, los gatos, you hear the raindrops on the rooftops. and look what's out over the ocean! more rain, gusty winds, and the potential for thunderstorms. time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." gayle king joins us live from new york with a little preview. it's pretty rainy out here,hope it's nice in new york. >> reporter: i heard that it's rain. but haven't you wanting rain? >> yes. so it's a welcome sight. >> not all at once though. >> reporter: i know. i hear it's pretty hairy down there. ahead, we're on your big story covering the heavy rain we have been talking about slamming california. that's never good. plus, saudi women defying the law to drive. our holly women's shook off her government escorts to meet one of the leaders behind that
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movement. and the cofounder of paypal is in studio 57 with a new product that he says could replace the credit card. that's your neck of the woods, too, silicon valley. the news is back in the morning. see you at 7:00. back to you two. >> all right, thank you so much. we'll see you at 7:00. >> have a great show. all right. american workers are getting more productive. >> here now is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank and michelle. employers certainly squeezing what they can out of their employees. the labor department says in the 3rd quarter, worker productivity was up 2.3% higher than the original estimate. at the same time, labor costs fell by 1%. that was a big revision downward from what expected was a slight increase and slight gain in wages in the 2nd quarter. that does two things. first it takes some of the pressure off inflation which is key for the fed when it decides when to raise interest rates but on the other hand, it also continues to constrain consumers when it comes to
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spending money. another key economic report out coming from adp which tracks private companies and their hiring practices says 208,000 jobs were added in november a third month above 200,000, in line with friday's monthly employment report from the fed. economists looking for a gain of 225,000 jobs and the unemployment going down to 5.7%. stocks off to a flat start after the dow had another record close yesterday closing in on 17900. let's take a look at the big board. so far the dow is up by 1. nasdaq up 10. s&p up 3p apple rebounding after a couple of tough days up 1.25%. frank and michelle, back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. happening today, we are going to get our first look at new drones similar to these you may see flying around alameda
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county. the sheriff's department is showing off their new crime- fighting tools at the office of homeland security at noontime. the drones will be used in limited public safety missions. also happening later today we are going to get a look at how the bay area plays a part in the flex generation spacecraft. flash sa aims showing how they helped develop orion the vestle that will land astronauts on mars and later on an asteroid. the first test flight launch of orion tomorrow at the kennedy space center. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we can probably guess this one was coming. within the last 45 seconds, they just issued a chain requirement now if you are heading up to the sierra. you can see the winter wonderland going on right there on 80. so changes are required now between kingvale and donner lake. if you are planning to head out of town, maybe not -- well, maybe you want to wait a little while but u.s. 50 now looks clear no chains required but i would pack them just in case. of course rain is what we're dealing with closer to home. it's causing a mess for the
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morning commute. in fact, they have actually had to close a stretch of niles canyon so again avoid this. they are turning drivers around that stretch at niles canyon being shut down at the sunol highway 84 corner. there's water, standing water, debris in the roadway. it's been a big issue in marin county, as well. here's the golden gate bridge. we are seeing fewer drivers on the road. i have noticed that. some flooding still blocking up to three lanes however coming into that marin city area. southbound 101 right there by the highway one interchange, you can see how backed up it is in that area. they tried to clear it and then they said it would rain more and it came back. so kind of just a mess right now. san mateo bridge is unusually slow as well out of hayward on westbound 92. all those speed sensors are all 25 miles per hour and below kind of from end to end right now. and the bay bridge toll plaza not a whole lot better. the metering lights were turned on about an hour ago. it's been stacked up through the maze ever since. it's very slow all the way
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across the span as well between oakland and san francisco. sometimes it clears out a little bit once you get past the metering lights. unfortunatelier, that's not the case today and there's a high wind advisory in effect. so let's see when the wet weather will let up. let's get a check of your forecast. here's roberta with that. we have two major differences between yesterday and today. at this time 24 hours ago everybody was getting rained on all at once. today the big difference is it's widely scattered showers albeit still moderate to heavy precipitation. and the other big difference is, boy, the winds are howling right now in san jose, gusts up top 31 miles per hour. southeast at 13 in hayward right now. but when you see the shades of orange and reds, that's where we have the pockets of heavy downpours occurring right now around highway 101 to the north and to the south in novato and streams and lifts up into highway 37. also in the southern portion of the bay area in the south bay around cupertino campbell los gatos and saratoga and lifting
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also into the santa cruz mountains, light to moderate precipitation. but look what's lurking offshore more heavy precipitation and i have been noticing in this particular cell a few lightning bolts from time to time. so we'll keep a watchful eye on that. as we take a look out towards the bay bridge from the city of san francisco, mostly cloudy skies a bit of a reprieve at this moment of 58 degrees. oakland at 60 degrees. southeast winds at 13 miles per hour. golden gate bridge i think everybody has been listening to liz's advice commuting in, in other fashions rather than driving this morning but still definitely a little bit of light rain there. pockets of heavy rain at times today with the wind ramping up to about 30 miles per hour at times. we still have the potential of an isolated thunderstorm. and these showers will gradually taper off as the day progresses and into the evening hours. and then upstream, we're keeping our eyes on this area of low pressure that promises at least a chance of rain
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showers on friday. futurecast hayward moderate to heavy precipitation. then pockets of rain here and there. over the next 24 hours we'll tally it up like this about .75" of rainfall in concord and clayton and walnut creek areas. and easily approaching over half inch of rain in santa rosa, as well. winter storm warning in effect for the high sierra, more to come. today's highs into the 60s with the occasional rain. we'll have lingering showers into your thursday another shot of rain showers friday dry skies over the weekend. you want to track the weather? you can do so along with me. all you have to do is get the cbs bay area weather app, check conditions in your area and get realtime weather for your radar. all right. will do, roberta, thanks. >> grab your rain gear the bay area getting soaked this morning. live look at the golden gate bridge where traffic is flowing. we are going to update you coming up in just a minute.
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>> reporter: a big mess left over from the rain in san francisco. we are talking about standing water and even a couple of cars under water. we'll show you the video coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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find options to fit your budget. nah, nah, insurance, nah, nah, nah, discount. my name's flo, you want to go out with me? no. uh-huh-huh! this morning. we have our team all over... well, a storm a big storm is dumping a lot of rain on the bay area this morning. >> we have our team all over tracking the flooding and those traffic delays. ryan takeo is in san francisco but right now, let's head out to kiet do in san jose. >> reporter: good morning, looks like the public works crews have brought out heavy equipment. they are making some significant progress. they have the big vacuum trucks out here. looks like they are about to clean this thing up. check this out. pan over to the right.
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there's a gentleman here taking his shoes off and he is going to try to make a go of it through the floodwaters out here. good luck to him. it's going to be cold and wet. we spoke with the son of the woman who drove her car through this. he gave us some details about why she decided to take the tunnel through. she saw around 2:00 this morning when coming home from work a car go through the tunnel okay. the floodwaters weren't that bad so she decided to make a go of it. when she went through the tunnel a wall of water came out of nowhere slammed into her car, pushed it off to the side killed the engine. she had to wade to safety. she was barefoot completely soaked to the bone but officers gave her a ride home and she is doing okay. it looks like public works crews they are getting set to clean this up in about an hour or two is what i'm guessing. live in downtown san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. i'm ryan takeo live in san francisco where crews are cleaning up from the overnight rain. you see over here on this on-
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ramp to u.s. 101 over at cesar chavez city crews are trying to clear out this standing water but down here, over to the left is where three cars were under water. this happened about 4:00 this morning off of u.s. 101 where it's just below the cesar chavez exit. one driver had to swim to safety. all three drivers were able to get out. and we asked one of those drivers what he has on tap for the rest of the day. >> insurance calls, papers, et cetera, et cetera. et cetera, et cetera. hell of a night. >> reporter: yeah. what a night. and that happened at 4:00 this morning. and the city crews one thing they are doing is clearing out these drains. that's basically what happened here and down below the freeway is just too much water too fast. live in san francisco, ryan takeo, kpix 5. and it's already been a doozy of a morning commute and it's only just beginning so here's a live look at the bay
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bridge toll plaza. it is thinning out a bit once you get on the span still backed up through the maze. bart is back on time so really encourage you to use that. and just a heads up on muni station at van ness is flooded so it is closed this morning. numerous flooding reports still causing actually major traffic tie-ups across the san mateo bridge. westbound 92 to northbound 101 that connector ramp flooded. and in marin county, since early this morning, several lanes have been blocked in marin city on southbound 101 causing huge delays. it's hi-def doppler radar and it shows that it is raining and it will continue to rain. good morning, everybody. take a look at the different shades on your tv screen right now. that is moderate to heavy downpours that continue especially across the northern portion of the bay area. primarily around marin county. and look what's out there over the open waters. yes, a fetch of more precipitation that will pull onshore. occasional rain continues throughout the day today with that possibility of a thunderstorm. >> be careful out there. thanks for watching.
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