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i'm michelle griego. and i'm anne makovec. let's start with a live look outside... ing rush is about to good morning. it is friday, march 3. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm anne makovec. let's start with a live look outside. we have sfo there on the left- hand side of your screen. the 580/680 corridor is that what it is? we are giving you a double look around the bay area. it's a clear morning out there. >> that's a nasty corridor that 580/680 corridor. >> yeah. >> i drive it every morning. >> you can see it already at 5:00 this morning a lot of cars out there. >> from the start of the morning to the end that's consistent traffic right there. >> you know what's so bad about it you're trying to merge on and then there's through traffic coming out of livermore
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so you have these big trucks coming and you're getting on. it's just nasty. >> that's why i stay off the highway. >> that's why i live in san francisco. >> national tartar sauce day. >> it's also national i want to make you happy day. >> awww. >> so make us happy. >> with all the sunshine. >> let's get to it with the weekend forecast. good morning, everybody. rise and shine! this is our live hi-def doppler radar. this will make happy. no rain right now. but three things to keep in mind. out the door this morning, it's chilly in the 30s and 40s. later today, increasing cloud cover. showers by tomorrow evening. and then scattered showers will continue into our sunday. as far as today is concerned, out the door, clear skies, later in the 40s at the shore, 60s from san mateo back in through los altos into cupertino and los gatos. mountain view in the low 60s through fremont and union city. east bay numbers stacking up
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throughout the tri-valley, mid- 60s, pleasanton and livermore. go ahead and open the windows. 56 in fairfield and north bay from the high 50s to the low 60s. you will see the rain first tomorrow morning in lakeport at 61. full forecast at 5:18 but first here's roqui. >> all right. thank you, roberta. let's start with the traffic alert in palo alto. southbound 101 at embarcadero road, a dump truck hit the overpass at full speed leaving debris on the road and major damage to the truck and the overpass. crews have the two left lanes blocked and also northbound 101 that off-ramp is closed. this is all going to be happening until noon today or approximately until noon today. maria medina will be live out there for live pictures and more details. let's move over to the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city, that's just a quick 14 minutes. traffic moving smooth on both ends there on 92. if you are traveling the altamont pass, this is what we were talking about here, slow traffic of course for this part of morning into livermore where it freeze up on to the dublin interchange. here's another live look at that. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. as roqui said we have a crew at the scene of that mess
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on 101 in palo alto. it is going to cause problems all morning long. big problems. kpix 5's maria medina reports. >> reporter: good morning, ladies. yeah, this accident happened just before 11 p.m. last night and they are not going to have lanes opened until noon. so that's a warning for drivers headed this way. right now, the first two left lanes going southbound on highway 101 are closed at embarcadero as well as the northbound off-ramp. now, chp investigators say a dump truck hit the overpass and cracked it significantly and that's what caltrans crews have been working on all night long. as for the driver, you know, that driver was hurt. his condition unknown. but again, a live look out here at the traffic. the first two lanes on hiy sout closed. you can see traffic running smoothly right now. but that's probably going to
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change here within the next hour or two. the northbound off-ramp also closed here at embarcadero on highway 101. back to you guys. happening today, friends and family will lay deputy michael foley to rest. foley had worked at the alameda county sheriff's department. he was in enforcement for 37 years. he died last week after being hit by an inmate bus at the santa rita jail in dublin. investigators say the entire thing was just a tragic accident. a memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. at the concord pavilion. after that, there will be a private procession and burial. hundreds of officers from across the state are expected to attend. the man arrested for taking part in a shootout on the streets of san leandro has been charged. marcus jones now facing several felonies for the weapons and drugs found in his apartment when he was arrested. but he hasn't yet been charged for the shootout itself. jones is accused of shooting from his car at another car in
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the afternoon gunfight back in november. an elderly couple was seriously injured. they are recovered. tiffany li and two others will stand trial for murder in her ex-boyfriend's death. a san mateo judge says there is another evidence to warrant a trial. keith green disappeared after meeting with li over custody of their two children in april last year. his body was found with a gunshot wound on a dirt road in sonoma county two weeks later. all three defendants are scheduled for arraignment next week. president trump standing by his attorney general while downplaying the controversy over jeff sessions' contact with russian officials. sessions did not disclose the discussions during his confirmation hearing. the president issued a statement calling the attorney general an honest man and called the controversy a witch hunt by democrats attempting to save face after losing the
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election. yesterday, sessions recused himself from any investigations into russian contact with the presidential campaign. >> in retrospect i should have slowed down and said i did meet one russian officials a couple times. >> some think he should resign. the trump cabinet has two members. ben carson is the secretary of housing and urban development and former texas governor rick perry will head up the energy department. they were sworn into their positions last night. gavin newsom is asking the president to cooperate with local drug laws. sean spicer says there will be a crackdown on recreational use on marijuana. he tried to persuade the white house to cooperate. the war on marijuana has failed. it did not and will not keep marijuana out of kids' hands,
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he said. san leandro is now declaring itself a sanctuary city. residents religious leaders and immigrant advocates came forward to stand with immigrants and talk about how the president's immigration orders have impacted their lives. the sanctuary city resolution was approved by all 7 council members. dozens of tech companies are backing a virginia teenager as the case involving transgender rights heads to the u.s. supreme court. apple, microsoft, ibm amazon and airbnb have all signed a brief in support of the case of gavin grimm. he is suing his school district after it denied him access to use the bathroom of his choice. the brief signed by the tech companies argue that transgender people deserve the same protections as everyone else. the supreme court expected to hear that case this month. crews in parts of the bay area are hard at work trying to clean up after this winter's storms. kpix 5's jackie ward is live in
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clayton where residents could get much-needed relief today. >> reporter: no kidding. finally these people will hopefully get some running water later this morning. we have a map to give you some perspective of where we have this morning. so we are in clayton on the north side of mount diablo 16 miles from brentwood. last week a mudslide caused a water line to rupture, closing a three to 400-foot stretch of road and for every forcing people to detour. according to the contra costa water district their crews will be out here today to install a temporary bypass so people can finally get running water again. the holdup has been this mudslide that took days to stop moving. well, it finally stopped on wednesday. 90 homes have been without watered and patience is running out. >> we are kind of stuck, you know? we have two horses up here. so we didn't have enough water for them. we have go down to the creek and carry water up for the horses. >> another area that's been cut off by mudslides and rockslides
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is big sur. critical supplies had to be dropped by helicopter to 450 people there because of the highway 1 and bridge closures. all the rain shattered the road and a crack is across the underside of the bridge which is why caltrans engineers will be saying the bridge cannot be saved. so back here near morgan territory road, hopefully people will be in a better position to end the day than they are to start the day. live in clayton, jackie ward, kpix 5. this morning, california's five-year drought is almost over. that's good news. the latest map shows 91% of the state is now drought-freest all of that progress happened in just the past two months. look at the map from the beginning of the year when about 83% of california was still in some stage of drought. from the kpix weather center, good morning, everybody! ♪[ music ] >> we have more rain in your forecast. we are going to go ahead and track this storm together. >> plus, filing a lawsuit.
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why the city of oakland is taking on some big name hotels. >> plus, kicking off construction. when work will get under way to build a brand-new waterfront apartment complex in oakland. >> all right. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. marin county commute looking good but not looking good in palo alto. we have a major traffic alert. we'll tell you all the details when we come back. this. is. everything. honey bunches of oats. it's crispy sweetened flakes, plus crunchy granola clusters, plus a touch of honey. it's like adding up "awesome", plus "awe-yeah". it's the sum of the best of the best in a cereal. honey bunches of oats.
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forecast in just a few minutes. good morning. time check now, it's 5:13 on this friday. give yourself a round of applause! we made it to friday. yes, we did! and wow, what a spectacular day yesterday! we're off to a dry start for now. and increasing clouds leading to rain this weekend. and we'll track this incoming storm. we'll also tell you how much rain to expect. it is traffic and weather in less than 4 minutes. bay area headlines now. the assembly housing committee is hosting a hearing on california's housing affordability crisis. the committee wants to discuss how to make housing more affordable in the bay area and the state. they plan to lay out the challenges and ideas for increasing housing production. it starts at 10:30 at marks auditorium in san francisco. an east oakland hotel is accused of violating state labor laws and the city's
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minimum wage ordinance. the city filed suit against quality inn, which is an affiliate of choice hotels. it alleges that the owner refused to pay overtime or offer sick leave to several housekeepers and provided inaccurate wage statements to workers. a spokesperson says it does not own or operate the quality inn, in oakland and therefore, cannot interfere in the terms and conditions established by hotel owners. after almost 20 years of planning, construction is now set to begin on a major new housing project in oakland this april. the san francisco business times says the developer of the brooklyn basin project has finally filed its plan with the city. the first building they will construct will have 241 rental units. as part of a larger 65-acre plan, it will have 32 acres of parks and 200,000 square feet of retail. >> you know what? it will probably bring a little extra traffic to the area. >> of course. >> that's how that works. speaking of, let's check in with roqui theus. >> as if we need the help,
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right? it's 5:14. let's check the traffic alert in palo alto. this will be in effect until about noon today. southbound 101 at embarcadero road, a dump truck hit the overpass there damaging the truck and the overpass. now, crews have the two left lanes closed and also northbound 101 that off-ramp is closed, as well. this happened last night though. as you can imagine this isn't creating many delays right now because not many cars are on the roads but later on today, this will definitely create delays. we have a live crew on scene to show you more details and live pictures of that commute. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge between hayward and foster city. that will take you about 14 minutes. traffic is moving smoothly there. if you are traveling along the altamont pass, here's a look at those yellow arrows. traffic not as bad as it can get but definitely give yourself extra time to get through the altamont pass area. all right. moving to the dublin interchange, of course that's slow so from the altamont pass to 680, that will take you about 15 to 20 minutes. and then of course let's talk about mass transit. we have had a major delay all
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morning long. now it has reduced down to 20 minutes on the fremont richmond line due to equipment problems. ace, muni and caltrain are on time. roberta, sunshine and rain apparently? >> yes. a little bit of b eryone. 5:16. live weather camera this morning does feature that we have clear skies. but we're calling on our live hi-def doppler radar at this particular time in search of raindrops. and we're not seeing any as of right now. but we will this weekend. again, clear skies looking out towards the bay bridge. hey, yesterday, panned out to be the warmest day so far this year. it was72 in santa cruz, 70 sonoma, 70 gilroy, 68 degrees in concord. this morning, we have cooled down to the upper 30s in redwood city. 30s in throughout the tri- valley. 36 degrees santa rosa. otherwise next to the rim of the bay, we are in the 40s. the winds run to 7 in san francisco. these winds will be rotating
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later today. more of a westerly late day 10 to 15 miles per hour. we are going to turn breezy for your saturday. here's what you can expect. increasing cloud cover today. scattered showers over the weekend. and next week, it's going to pan out to be warmer. in fact, we will top off at 70 by next thursday. first off this huge beautiful dome of high pressure, that brought us the low 70s yesterday. well, it's eroding quickly due to this area of low pressure that's dropping out of the gulf of alaska. so what does that tell you? if it comes from the gulf of alaska and has cooler air mass associated with it, not like that atmospheric river stuff, we're talking about cooler air, reversal in the winds, more to a westerly flow, thicker cloud cover by the evening commute, and the first leading showers move into the santa rosa area by 9 a.m. tomorrow. just playing tag with the north bay all day and then that's the front slicing from the north to the south by 6 p.m. then sunday it's scattered showers during the morning hours from the north bay all
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the way to the south bay. when we tally up the numbers, this is not a big flooding system at all thank goodness. we are talking up to .3" precipitation, more north in ukiah. otherwise very fast-moving. but the weather will be unsettled and you'll feel the difference with the cooler air. nearly 70 today in month pray bay area. 60s in the central -- nearly 70 today in monterey bay area. 60s in the valley medical centerly. big changes for the mountains. so if you are head there is today you need the chains. winter storm watch goes into effect tomorrow afternoon through monday morning. we are expecting two feet of snow above 5,000 feet. here's your tahoe report:
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. your extended forecast calls for the rain to begin tomorrow morning early north bay. everybody gets wet by the evening hours. we have 70 degrees returning by next thursday. make it a great day. >> thank you. here's a look at what's trending now. the president of the academy awards has cents an email to members -- sent an email to members saying they have how much to be proud of in this years' ceremonies including jimmy kimmel's hosting job and the electric opening number from justin timberlake. she says they should be most proud of the grace and humility of everyone affected by the best picture mess. the leftover food didn't go to waste. a san francisco-based company uses technology to reduce waste and feed communities in need. so all the leftovers from the academy awards went to good use. the white house press corps got a special caffeine boost
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this week courtesy of tom hanks. the actor gave the journalists a new espresso machine telling them to keep fighting against the trump administration. this is the third new machine he sent to reporters covering the white house. the note almost case with this illustration which hanks tweeted with the caption, fresh spirited american troops flush with victory are bringing in thousands of hungry ragged battle weary prisoners. also trending this morning, a trump inspired dating show may be in the works. the idea is from the man who created the trump which reportedly has signed up nearly 38,000 users since last year. right now, the show is still in the development phase. so there's no telling if it will air. i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, colin kaepernick changes his stance on the national anthem and how would the warriors respond without kevin durant? those stories straight ahead. >> and what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at and we may feature your school on the
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take a look. good morning. happy friday. it is 5:23. let's check slow traffic along the altamont pass.
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moving at 50 miles an hour then down to 30 at north flynn road. freeze up through livermore on the dublin interchange and then here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. fastrak looking good but cash lane is backed up and more on that traffic alert in palo alto coming up. good morning, everybody. the warriors got a taste of reality last night in chicago without kevin durant who is going to be out at least a month with that knee injury. steve kerr won three titles with the bulls but not a fond return to chicago. nothing came easy for the warriors. steph shot blocked but he stays with the play. he is up a prayer. warriors down one in the fourth. but chicago closed the game. dwayne wade hits for the three- point lead. and then the dagger with less than 2 minutes to go. curry and klay combined to go 3 of 22 from downtown. warriors lose 94-87. their streak without back-to- back losses ends at 146 games. that dates back to april of
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2015, almost two years. colin kaepernick's efforts to shed light on social injustice played out on the sidelines last year when he refused to stand for the national anthem. >> when there's significant change and i feel like that flag represents what it's supposed to represent this country and this country is representing people the way it's supposed to, i'll stand. >> no, apparently that time is now. kaepernick will reportedly stand next season when he signs the new contract. this decision comes a day after he opted out of his contract with the 49ers. also signed with a new agency company. cal losers to utah last night. 74-44. and the sharks winners over vancouver 3-1. i'm dennis o'donnell. have a great weekend! our play of the day this morning from college hoops. smu taking on tulsa. take a look. [ play-by-play ]
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>> unbelievable! [ screaming ] >> a lot going on there. the mustangs keep the dribble alive falling to the floor and they finish with a huge dunk for your play of the day. ♪[ music ] this wet winter has taken its toll on infrastructure all across the state. today, we're live in clayton where people are doing without water for days. >> reporter: a warning for morning commuters. we're on 101. two lanes are closed after a dump truck hits an overpass. ,,,,,,
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kind of like this look. i'm calling it the "name your price tool" phase. whatever. backing the attorney general. how president trump is downplaying another previously
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undisclosed contact be now on kpix 5 news, backing the attorney general. how president trump it downplaying another previously undisclosed contact between members of his campaign and russian officials. >> plus, a dump truck crashes overnight into a bay area overpass. the clean-up under way now and the big traffic problems being caused. >> and here we go again! good morning, everyone, from the kpix weather center. we have increasing clouds and we are tracking rain for the weekend. >> and look at that. metering lights just turned on at the bay bridge toll plaza. so expect some slowdowns into downtown san francisco. we'll have more on the palo alto traffic alert when we come back to the traffic center. good morning, it's friday, march 3. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. residents and crews all over the bay area have been working to recover from the damage left by this winter storm. kpix 5's jackie ward has more from clayton. >> reporter: anne, i think it's safe to say that we have all to
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some extent felt the impact of this wet winter. people here in clayton have been out without water for days now because of weather-related incidents. so last week there was a big mudslide here that closed three to four hundred feet of a stretch of road and forcing people who live around here to take a major detour around the repair work on morgan territory road. according to the contra costa county district, the crews will install a temporary bypass today so people can finally get running water again. it's been a mess all over the state this winter. which translate to california needs some financial help from the federal government. they say it's life and death in oroville and the big question is whether president trump will agree to release those funds. the sacramento san joaquin river delta is another area that's prone to flood vulnerability. the secretary of the california natural resources agency testified on capitol hill about
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flood control. >> we should use the opportunity that is presented by the situation to invest in infrastructure and meet the challenge of extreme weather and variable precipitation and accomplish multiple benefits and goals within the investment. >> reporter: on tuesday, president trump told congress that he would ask for a $1 trillion package that would be financed through both public and private capital to improve our country's infrastructure. but we have yet to hear specifics from the president as to whether that plan will focus on dams. meanwhile, governor brown on tuesday redirected $50 million in funds and asked the state legislature for an additional $387 million to immediately go into flood emergency operations. in clayton, jackie ward, kpix 5. modesto is pumping treated waste water into the san joaquin river trying to protect the treatment facility after
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massive amounts of rain caused a main sewer line to break. officials have declared the releases a health hazard though and are warning against swimming in or ingesting river water. >> we're out of capacity now and we have no choice but to dispose of the water or jeopardize our pond levees, our storage levees and flood our existing facilities. >> the city says even with this temporary fix, they are preparing for more problems and flooding with another storm on the way. a local lawmaker want to improve california's official response to flood emergencies. representative jerry mcnerney has introduced the emergency interested in response act saying our recent storms have taken their toll on the state's levees including the oroville dam. the bill would create funding to repair our damaged levees as well as set aside money in case there is another flood emergency. >> nice to enjoy some dry weather recently in the meantime. ♪[ music ] it's given us the opportunity to clean up around the bay area. michelle and i were both in
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fremont, what was it, tuesday? >> yes. >> and we were able to see just how much damage has really been done with all the road closures due to mudslides and -- >> it took us almost an hour just to get to the highway. >> crazy. >> i was in la honda the other day, and boy, yeah, talk about road closures. it's just a mess. it looks like an earthquake hit that area. >> the good news about the incoming system is we do not anticipate any kind of flooding at all because we just don't have that much rain coming. but nonetheless, our soil is saturated out there. good morning, everyone. let's get to it. let's go ahead and take a look right now at our live hi-def doppler radar. no rain in the forecast today. but i just want you to get used to seeing that back in the forecast that particular image. meanwhile, this is a beautiful image. it's our live weather camera atop the transamerica pyramid. we are looking out towards the bay bridge. we still have clear skies. we can see the port of oakland and the bright lights of the estuary. currently in oakland it's in the mid-40s. over the bay bridge west, san francisco is 48. to the north it's 36 in santa
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rosa to the south san jose 44. along the peninsula it's in the high 30s. and livermore also the 30s. it will turn mostly cloudy today. showers arrive across the central bay at least around 6:00 in the evening hours. scattered showers will remain into your sunday. satellite-radar here comes the clouds. becoming mostly cloudy with rain to the north of us for friday. temperature-wise we are coming down. it was 72 in santa cruz yesterday. it was 70 in gilroy going up to about 66 today. and it was 70 in sonoma with today's high there in the 60s. so 60s around the peninsula into the santa clara valley, willow glen, rose garden district, all those 60s. east bay numbers into the mid- 60s around pleasanton, danville, dublin, san ramon where yesterday it was 68. concord was 68 dropping four degrees today. back through the delta, discovery bay, mid-60s. antioch, same. low 60s in kentfield today. high 50s in mill valley and stinson beach. you're going to feel the difference there with the winds
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rotating to the west more of an onshore push in advancement of the system and lakeport where you have had so much damage from flooding, you will see the rain beginning in the early- morning hours on saturday. today increasing cloud cover at 61. full forecast tracking that storm coming in but first, here's roqui. >> thank you, roberta. it's 5:36. we have a traffic alert in palo alto so let's get to those details. southbound 101 at embarcadero road, there's a dump truck out there that hit the overpass at full speed causing major damage to the truck and the bridge. this is closing down the two left lanes and also the northbound 101 off-ramp. and you will want to keep in mind that this will be in effect until noon today. that's of course an estimate but until noon today so delays may start towards the end of the morning so keep it in the back of your mind 280 for your alternate when those delays do start. let's move over now to the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city, traffic looks like it's slowing down a little bit but it's moving up until
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880101, about 15 minutes or so, so not too bad from 880 to 101. on the altamont pass, 40 miles per hour down to 20 once you hit north flynn road. give yourself extra time to get through that traffic. and, of course, the metering lights are on at the bay bridge toll plaza. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. the widow of the orlando nightclub shooter will remain in jail at least for now. her request for bail was put on hold. a california judge ordered noor salman to be released on bail earlier this week. but a federal judge said more arguments need to be heard before that happens. she is currently in an east bay jail. she is accused of helping her husband, omar mateen, scout locations before the attack that killed 49 people last year. this morning we are getting word that vice president mike pence used a personal email server to conduct official business while he was the governor of indiana. and in early 2016 hackers compromised that server and published his emails some of
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which described terror-related arrests. pence's office confirmed that last night. you might remember using a private email server is one of the issues that president trump went after hillary clinton for. attorney general jeff sessions has recused himself from any investigations into russian contacts with the presidential campaign. this comes after sessions was found to have had talks with the russian ambassador to the u.s. during the campaign. president trump is standing behind sessions calling him an honest man. meanwhile, some democrats say recusal isn't enough. >> the fact that the attorney general the top cop in our country lied under oath is grounds for him to resign. >> sessions admitted he should have been clearer during his confirmation hearing back in january. a march in support of the president is planned in one of the most liberal cities in the country. trump supporters will gather in berkeley this saturday as part of a nationwide march for trump. this is the only march planned in the bay area and one of three planned in california. saturday's march starts at 2
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p.m. at civic center park. the morning commute is starting to get messy in the south bay and that's after a dump truck hit an overpass on highway 101. kpix 5's maria medina is live there with how things are looking this morning. maria. >> reporter: so far, so good. this accident happened just before 11:00 and crews say it's going to take them half a day to clear up the mess so they are hoping to have 101 fully reopened at about noon. so a warning for drivers if you are heading this way. so right now, they have the first two left lanes going southbound at embarcadero road closed as well as a northbound off-ramp here on highway 101. now, chp investigators say a dump truck driver hit an overpass and cracked that overpass significantly so that's what caltrans crews have been working on overnight here making sure that it's safe to drive on. as for the driver, you know, that driver is -- was hurts.
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his condition unknown. but again, the two southbound lanes of the left side are closed here on embarcadero road as well as the northbound off- ramp. but you can see that so far, so good, as far as the commute. but we can expect some traffic here probably within the next hour or two. live in palo alto, maria medina, kpix 5. the number of americans applying for unemployment benefits has dropped to a level we haven't seen in decades. ill wagner of has that story and more. good morning, jill. >> reporter: good morning, anne. the fed chair is giving a speech in chicago today investors waiting for clues about when the fed will raise interest rates. it could raise them in a couple of weeks. good news about jobs. the number of americans applying for unemployment benefits hit its lowest level in 44 years last week. economists say the u.s. is nearing full employment and that's one factor that could influence the fed when it decides whether or not the economy is strong enough for another rate hike. and snap's ipo was a
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success. shares jumped 40% on the first day of trading bringing snap's market value to roughly $33 billion. that's more than macy's and american airlines. age lists say snap's duck sess could encourage other companies to encourage others to go public like uber or airbnb we have new information on what might have taken down amazon's servers this week causing problems for a lot of people? what's the latest? >> reporter: yeah. amazon says the cloud computing outage on tuesday was caused by a typo. amazon says a worker was doing a routine fix of the company's billing system and incorrectly typed in a command. amazon says it has taken steps to make sure that never happens again. i'm glad we're not -- when i make a typo or error it doesn't have that big impact. >> absolutely! [ laughter ] >> hazards of the job. jill wagner of, have a good weekend. 5:41 now. bart is facing legal problems. why one family is now suing the
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agency. that is still ahead. >> plus, sinkhole repairs. how long it's now expected to fix this gaping hole left behind on a road in oakland. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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construction has already begun forecast in just a few minutes. more bay area headlines now. construction has already begun good morning. welcome back to kpix 5 morning news." time check now 5:44 on this third day of march. we are certainly dry for the morning commute. dry for now as we take a look towards sfo. no reports of any airport delays. but increasing clouds will lead to rain for the weekend. we'll track the incoming system together. more bay area headlines now. construction is already begun on a new suicide barrier on the golden gate bridge. it's expected to take years to figures. the barrier will be completed in january of 2021. the project involves installing netting along the 1.7-mile bridge and could cost more than
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$200 million. bart is facing some legal problems over alleged security gaps that lead to crime. a lawsuit was filed by the family of a 12-year-old boy robbed at gunpoint at the del norte station. according to the shoot, the robber was able to corner the boy where there were no cameras and bart failed to release a composite sketch, to avoid bad publicity. bart denies the allegations saying the claim we are lackadaisical in following up with allegations of crime in the system is wrong in the strongest of terms. bart says it did share a sketch with other law enforcement agencies and says its investigators went through hours of footage from many cameras and didn't find the victim nor the suspects. a big sinkhole that nearly swallowed a car in oakland last month probably won't be fixed for a while. the 25 by 25-foot hole opened up on east 27th street. the city says it expects to have the repairs done by may.
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why so long? well, it's not a simple fix. pg&e east bay m.u.d. and the county all have their repairs to make to gas, sewer and storm drain lines. you know, i have heard a lot of crews about when the roads open up it's the time to try to modernize the things under it because it's already open so they are kind of doing other maintenance projects while they can, too. >> infrastructure. i thought you get a whole neighborhood together -- [ overlapping speakers ] >> there are plenty of potholes to work on. >> i like hands on labor. [ laughter ] >> i remember roberta is also in the business of naming potholes. >> yeah. >> mm-hm. i do. that's always the pothole in oakland. >> i think there are too many to name now though. >> this is really cool. in chicago there's this artist who is going out and he is attacking the potholes by making art out of them. he does tile work but that's too big and too deep but the little ones, he is doing this
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tile work that's mosaic. it's really beautiful. >> wow. >> silver lining. >> right. [ laughter ] >> no potholes this morning. >> okay. >> well, along the roads we're talking about. let's start with the traffic alert in palo alto southbound 101 at embarcadero road this dump truck hit the overpass causing massive damage to the dump truck and also a visible crack in the overpass. this could be potentially dangerous. two left lanes are closed. the northbound 101 off-ramp is closed as well and caltrans and chp are working on it. they are saying there's no estimated time of re-opening, but until noon or so? that's of course an estimated time. so we'll keep you posted on that. right now maria medina is out there live so we're seeing pictures and traffic is moving smoothly. but that might be a different story later on in the morning. so keep in mind, 280 will be your alternate route if you do go out there and see some delays. let's move now to the bay bridge toll plaza. if you are heading into downtown san francisco, those metering lights are on backing track up to the maze but on the 80 westbound from the carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze, 20
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minutes. then 15 minutes through the toll plaza into downtown san francisco. let's move to mass transit. bart the good news here is back on time after equipment problems. art, ace train, muni and caltrain all on time now. roberta, i'll send it to you >> you know what would be a really sweet weekend is going to tahoe, you get a good day of skiing or boarding in on saturday. and then the snow comes saturday night and you just hunk your down you just watch it snow and then you have a big snowfall on sunday, you wait it out, you come back -- okay, i guess you have to miss work on monday to come back on monday. [ laughter ] >> this is our live hi-def doppler radar. no rain or snow as of yet. but it's coming! here's out live weather camera across the transamerica pyramid looking out towards sunrise in the east bay. starting to see it brighten up a bit there. we can see the brights lights of the port of oakland and estuary. temperatures there right now in the mid-40s. san francisco same. san jose 44. otherwise inland away from the bay santa rosa 36. 36 livermore. it is now in the high 30s in redwood city along the peninsula. winds have been calming except san francisco up to about 7.
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calm winds in napa but these winds are going to increase later today and reverse to the west 10 to 20 miles per hour with increasing cloud cover. these winds ramp up in advance of the incoming system. scattered showers this weekend and next week is going to be warmer. ridge of high pressure this right here a big bad boy has been contributing to delightful conditions, 72 yesterday in santa cruz. 70 sonoma and gilroy. that's eroding. area of low pressure is dropping out of the gulf of alaska which tells you it has some cooler air with it. so here we go. here's your futurecast. lunch hour we begin to cloud over in the north bay. clouds over the area by the evening commute. then watch the clock. we have the light rain showers beginning in the north bay by about 9, 10 a.m. playing tag with the north bay all day. then the front slices through the bay area with the most modest of rainfall. that comes about 7:00 in the early evening hours on saturday. behind it, a lot of
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instability. so we'll see some scattered hit- and-miss showers all the way through your sunday. see what does this actually mean? well, up to about three-tenths inch of rain throughout most areas so no kind of flooding. about.6" in the part north bay. what does this mean for the napa valley marathon that starts sunday morning at 7 a.m.? we'll have a spotty shower. temperatures 42 going up to 55. temperatures today, 6 nine- month tray. sweet. 51 springtime skiing in tahoe with a winter weather watch in effect for saturday afternoon through monday morning. we are talking about 2 feet of snow above 5,000 feet. that on top of the epic conditions. 6:37 is official sun-up. you will need your sunglasses today. then cloud cover by the time you head home. 50s and 60s across the board today. down from 68 in concord, 62. so you will feel the difference, especially when the wind kicks in late day, down from 65 to 58 in san francisco.
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so we have the rain developing in the north bay saturday. everywhere by saturday night. spotty scattered showers everywhere on sunday. and check out by next week, that's sweet. 70 on thursday. michelle? time now 5:51. ♪[ music ] >> texttesting possible changes, the new feature facebook is considering adding to your homepage. >> and in our healthwatch, how millions of americans can lower their blood pressure. ,, ,, nosy neighbor with a keen sense of smell... glad bag, full of trash. what happens next? nothing. only glad has febreze to neutralize odors for 5 days. guaranteed. even the most perceptive noses won't notice the trash.
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♪ good morning, bay area. it's 5:54. let's check the commute starting with the bay bridge toll plaza. look at those metering lights on backing track up towards the maze. the maze to downtown will now take you 20 minutes. facebook is testing a secondary newsfeed on android devices. some users even noticed a similar feature tested on iphones in early january. there is now an explore tab on your home screen. it's a combination of photos, videos and articles that are tailored to the user's interests. some say the concept is similar to instagram's search and explore option. hundreds of gamers in japan braved the cold this morning to get their hands on the new
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nintendo switch. electronic stores were limited to only 300 units for today's launch of the gaming console. the nintendo switch is a hybrid home and hand-held device allowing users to take their games on the go. >> i couldn't believe it. great. i'm very excited. [ indiscernible ] >> this is nintendo's first new console in four years. the company hopes the switch will sell better than their previous device, the wii you. now in the healthwatch simple advice about salt that may help millions of patients with chronic kidney disease. researchers at the university of michigan have found that lowering sodium intake lowers a kidney disease patient's blood pressure as well as reduce fluid retention. and online pharmacies that sell antibiotics without a prescription may be a threat to global health! researchers in the united
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kingdom found 80% of internet pharmacies let customers choose their own dosage. doctors say that's bad because unnecessary antibiotics can fuel drug-resistant bacteria. ♪[ music ] the morning commute is turning into a mess. where a dump truck driver hit an overpass coming up. >> and the patience of the people who live in clayton is running out. but hopefully, relief is on the way today. ♪[ music ] ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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i'm michelle griego. and i'm anne makovec in for kenny. a warning for morning commuter good morning, everyone. it's friday, march 3. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. we have a warning for morning commuters. highway 101 in palo alto is partially shut down. that's after a dump truck hit an overpass. kpix 5's maria medina live there now with a look at the clean-up and how it's affecting traffic. maria. >> reporter: good morning,
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things starting to slow down here at highway 101. and it's likely going to be a mess well after the morning rush hour commute. now, this accident happened right before 11:00 yesterday. and crews don't think they are going to be able to fully re- open 101 until about noon today. noon. so they are going to take about half a day to clean it up. now, right now, two southbound lanes the first two left lanes are closed southbound on the embarcadero as well as the northbound off-ramp. investigators say the dump truck driver hit an overpass and cracked it on impact. that's why it is taking them so long for them to open up the lanes here so again the first two lanes going southbound highway 101 closed. as far as that driver now his condition is unknown but we are told that he was hurt but things starting to slow


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