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michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. let's start with a live look outside. the morning rush about to start. a live look at the bay bridge on the left. and a shot of dublin on the right. it's looking like it's going to be a good morning. >> pretty good morning. >> how can you tell that by that shot? i'm just asking. >> because i have seen the shots of the bay bridge this morning. it looks beautiful. we heard the forecast. temperatures in the 70s. possibly 80 later on. >> yeah. look at you! you're actually tuned in to me. >> always listening. >> dialed in! >> that's good to know. it really is. hey, looks like we're on the way to a full moon. did you see the moon this morning with all the clarity out there? big and bodacious and beautiful! it will be full on march 12th. right now, live weather camera, it is so clear. we can see all the bright lights of the estuary of oakland. currently, we have air temperatures very mild and going to feel the difference as you get ready to head on out. 45 degrees in santa rosa for the cool spot. otherwise 53 degrees in san
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francisco. it is 50 in san jose. low 50s in redwood city. and again oakland at 50 degrees. few clouds will scoot under the ridge of high pressure. but it will be mostly sunny with a lot of warm air mass in place. temperatures are well above the average of 65 in concord. 73 degrees. 62 in rockaway beach. 64 half moon bay backing through moss beach, montara beach, high 60s, low 70s around the peninsula and we swing into los gatos and saratoga at 74 degrees apiece. it will be 75 in gilroy, otherwise 70 apiece at fremont, union city, and also in newark. look at all those big beautiful 70s lining pleasant hill to pittsburg, benicia, all the way into martinez, low 70s in brentwood, tracy, oakley, discovery bay. and orwood. 70s and 60s common north of the golden gate bridge late day breeze at 15 miles per hour.
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71 kentfield. 70 lakeport. check out cloverdale in the mid- 70s. full sunshine today but it's not even going to be the warmest day of the workweek. that's still coming up. we'll talk about that 18 minutes after the hour but right now let's send it over to roqui. >> good news over there. also, good news in the traffic center. look at these new graphics. realtime traffic, okay? beautiful. if you are looking at the altamont pass here, you're moving at just 17 miles per hour. so very slow coming out of tracy and then down to also 25 miles per hour once you hit north flynn road. frees up through livermore on to the dublin interchange. san mateo bridge between hayward and foster city, traffic smooth 13 minutes. fastrak on the bay bridge good. metering lights will turn on around 5:30 and about 30 minutes or so. that's when things start to slow down. >> reporter: early this morning, congressional
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republicans cleared the first hurdle to repeal and replace obamacare. the house ways and means committee approved the measure to eliminate tax penalties on people who don't buy insurance. it would also end income-based subsidies used to purchase healthcare. instead, tax credits would be issued based mostly on a person's age. the congressional budget office still hasn't determined how much the bill will cost or how many people will be affected. >> we don't know how many people will lose insurance because they didn't take the time to wait, to see what that scorsese. >> we are going to keep moving forward and fulfill that promise because the american people expect to us do it. >> the american medical association and the american hospital association are both against the plan. it's also facing opposition from some conservative republicans. bart will meet about fare
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increases. anne makovec reports from san francisco. >> reporter: bart needs more money because of a decrease in ridership during off-peak hours. bart is seeing less sales tax and less from the state. disappointing ridership numbers on bart's driverless tram to oakland international airport. it's a drain on a system than a boost to the bottom line. >> this was built during the recession and it was an important part of putting people back to work. the obama administration was firmly behind it. and that's one of the reasons that it was built. >> reporter: and now, the board needs to figure out how to
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acquire about $30 million more to cover its cost in become in the coming financial year. among the possibilities, increasing minimum fares charging more for riders using paper tickets instead of a clipper card. or reducing discounts for youth, seniors and disabled people. it's all going to be on the table at the bart board meeting starting at 9 this morning. but this is going to be a long process. the public can weigh in. in anne makovec, kpix 5. uber will no longer use a secret program that allowed its employees to evade local authorities in cities where it could not yet legally operate. they made the announcement yesterday. according to the "new york times," uber's so-called gray ball technology would cancel requested rides on regulators on show them phantom cars on the app. this follows a string of recent controversies for the company including a video of its ceo arguing with an uber driver. a lot of lyft drivers plan to
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protest today. they are asking a u.s. district court judge to reject a $27 million settlement. drivers say they would only get about $40 each from the settlement. the majority of the money would go to attorneys. under the settlement, drivers would be considered contractors and not employees of lyft. two weeks after destructive flooding in san jose, city leaders are taking a step back to assess the response. kpix 5's maria medina is live in the rocksprings neighborhood to tell us what's on their agenda today. maria. >> reporter: good morning, kenny. city council leaders plan to hold a special meeting this afternoon to talk about how they prepared and responded to the coyote creek flooding. now, many of the flood victims blame city and water district leaders for not warning them until it was too late. hundreds were rescued by boat. they are trying to figure out why the creek overflowed. remember, there was a project to make sure it would not flood
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but that stalled. many are asking those responsible some tough questions. >> there are unanswered questions. what are the protocols to do everything within their power to make sure they alert the residents of the impending flood. . >> reporter: dozens are still evacuated. many people did not have flood insurance. i spoke to a woman yesterday who said the city or the water district should pay to replace the furniture that was destroyed in her home. live in san jose, maria medina, kpix 5. in the bay area, hundreds of women skipped work yesterday to send president trump's administration a message. medicare, healthcare and environmental protections were just part of the push in oakland. demonstrators rallied at city hall and moved on to the sheriff's office with many calling for law enforcement to
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stop cooperating with i.c.e. one man at the rally told us the protest really hinged on human issues, not women's rights. in san francisco, chopper 5 caught protestors marching down market street to fight for causes. in san jose, you can see plenty of people wore red for women's day at this demonstration outside city hall. [ screaming ] berkeley police are looking for six rioters caught on camera fighting other demonstrators. this happened at raley at civic park last weekend. the new pictures are mainly from social media. >> if you were in the park last saturday afternoon, the number of cameras almost outnumbered the number of people in the park. >> the berkeley police department says within an hour of the photos being released one suspect was identified. a search is on for two men who robbed a mother and baby at gunpoint in san francisco. it was all caught on camera. the terrifying ordeal happened
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friday night in a parking garage in the mission district. police say the woman was parking her car when one of the men pointed a gun at her. the other man opened the back door and pulled the woman's baby out of the car seat. the suspect grabbed her backpack with money inside and gave the baby back before fleeing. time now 5:09. a flight to hawaii is forced to make an unscheduled stop in california. it's all because one man really wanted a blanket. >> and the bay area has a brand- new radio station. we'll introduce you to the high school students who made it all happen from start to finish. >> and that is cool! morning, everybody! what is not cool is the weather. it's going to actually warm to above average temperatures. i'll share with you which day will be the warmest. but it comes at a price. >> all right. and more cool over here in the traffic center. introducing you to our realtime graphics and your bay area traffic when we come back.
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the midwest could finally get a break today.. from some wild weather. heavy winds caused the most this is our live weather camera looking out towards pier nine. you can see the flag on the top, no wind to speak of at this early hour.
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we have clear skies. we have a warmer day on tap. we'll talk about that and the tahoe report at 5:16. the midwest could finally get a break today from some wild weather. winds in michigan tore off roofs, knocked down trees. a plane blew off the runway. half a million people have no power. a hawaii bound friday was diverted to los angeles because a cold passenger pitched a fit over being charged for a blanket. the hawaiian airlines flight had just left las vegas and was a few miles off the coast when the man requested a blanket. he then became unreally when he was told it would cost $12. there was no physical altercation but crew took the upset man seriously and the pilot went back to l.a.x. >> he was out of line with that. i could have just saved the 12
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bucks and avoid the headache and hassle. >> the plane eventually made it to hawaii about 4 hours late. as for the upset passenger, no charges were filed. if you are driving through alameda anytime soon there's a new radio station to tune into. >> this one is unique. it's produced, written and performed by students at encinal high school and that's this week's "cool school." ♪[ music ] reporter: if you are in alameda and hear this voice -- >> that was -- >> reporter: then you're tuned into 96.1 fm, kjtz. >> we do sound board, full functioning radio station. >> reporter: it's a new radio station managed by students at encinal high school. >> we met on weekends. the entire week was just planning and getting every song down, the intros and everything and how to cross fade. when we're going to be doing stuff, when people are going to go on all that. so it's a lot of time and
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effort just writing things down and kind of seeing -- imagining how it's going to go. >> reporter: the school partnered with alameda community radio and just debuted the station this week. >> the toughest part is fading from song to song. because while, like, someone is talking, you kind of have to, like, make sure the song is queued up and then, like, with these things right here you got to, like, fade it in and out. >> reporter: students produce and perform five hours of content monday through friday 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. with live programming 7 to 9 a.m. >> it's not just about being on the radio. it's preparation, it's writing. being aware of your surroundings. it's giving voice. >> we have been practicing it for so long and once i got on that mic, it was just -- it was just natural to me and it was really fun and it was really just, like, something that i have been doing for a long time and it felt like it was something that i was supposed to be doing for, like, the rest of my life. >> reporter: they are responsible for everything. the music, the topics, the logo, they even came up with
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their own on-air name like this guy uncle silus. how did you get that name? >> i think i may have stole it from snoop dogg partially his uncle snoop. >> reporter: so if you are driving around alameda, catch uncle sil us and all the others on the radio >> you'll be so proud of what you hear. >> it's cool. >> they' pretty good. >> they are on the way to becoming deejays. >> why not, right? >> they gave me this hat so it's cool. >> very cool. >> i know you like hats so -- >> this is for me? >> no, the students want you to have it. >> all right. hat's coo l about your school? email your nomination to us at and we may feature your school on the show.
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time now 5:16. let's get a check of traffic with roqui. >> hey, michelle, i collect hats. so -- >> it's yours! >> i'm just saying. kenny, you don't want it, i'll take it. >> okay. that was a very "cool school"! it's 5:17. let's check your bay area roads starting with our realtime traffic update along the altamont pass. you are moving at just 14 miles per hour. then up to 32 once i hit north flynn road so slow conditions but that's your usual morning commute along the altamont pass. right? then on to the dublin interchange, here's a live look at that morning commute. pretty slow. let's move over now to the san mateo bridge commute. if you are heading from hayward to foster city, traffic moving smoothly on westbound 92 and also moving smoothly here on eastbound 92. and then take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza plaza. metering lights will turn on around 5:30 and you will start to see some slowdowns but right now, the maze to downtown will just take you a quick 7 minutes. okay. can i show off a little bit? this is our new graphic system realtime traffic take a look at this high resolution look at downtown san francisco.
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who is going to one of these buildings this morning? you can see the bay bridge, you can see the golden gate bridge here, so this is our new makeover here in the traffic center. i'm very proud. roberta? >> i know you're very proud and you have every reason to be, roqui. good morning, everyone. 5:18. this is our live weather camera, looking at the bay bridge. we have clear skies, unlimited visibility. it's going to be the warmest day so far this week. but it's not the warmest day in my seven-day forecast. that's coming up. another view this time around looking out towards the port of oakland, the estuary. the embarcadero from the transamerica pyramid. san francisco sporting 53. otherwise, it's 44 in santa rosa. 46 in livermore. we are in the 50s already. dave says that in napa this morning, it's 44 degrees. it's a clear morning and bring on the warmer weather. you know, dave, you're one of my favorite weather watchers. i have lots of weather watchers. i love them all. so you got it. you asked for it, you got it. first off, we have a few high,
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thin clouds drifting across the northwestern section of the state of california. some of these clouds will undercut the ridge of high pressure. it will be mostly sunny a lot of warmer air in place. this huge dome of high pressure is diverting the storm track well to the north of the bay area. clouds today around eureka. otherwise 73 degrees and mostly sunny skies around stockton, davis and sacramento. 66 monterey bay, 73 fresno through merced into modesto. and 55 degrees in the high sierra, where it's spring-like skiing each and every day all the way through the weekend. it's true! probably the first weekend you will not need the chains. your tahoe report:
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locally a few clouds, otherwise sunny skies, temperatures in the 60s at the coast to mid- to high 60s around the lip of the bay. 70s around the peninsula. 37 in san jose. -- 73 in san jose. 74 santa rosa and fairfield through rio vista. the pollen report is going high. so the drier air mass, yes, it's nice but if you are an allergy sufferer, be prepared for the counts to be very high this weekend. here's your extended forecast. set your clocks ahead an hour when you go to bed saturday night. [ overlapping speakers ] >> you know what? at 2:00 in the morning, okay, we are going to lose an hour of the "summer of love" because that kick starts this sunday. >> you're absolutely right. >> yeah. >> we don't like to lose an hour of love.
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good morning, everyone. it is 5:23. let's take a look at your local traffic. starting with the golden gate bridge, if you are heading from marin county into san francisco, traffic moving smoothly in both directions there. but traffic not so smooth here at the bay bridge toll plaza. those metering lights are officially on. so that will take you about 10 minutes from the maze to downtown san francisco. all right. slowest traffic of the morning is the altamont pass of course, just 14 miles per hour coming out of tracy up to 30 once you hit north flynn road so give yourself extra time to get through there. here's sports. good morning, everybody. the warriors returned home last night which means kevin durant was reunited with his teammates for the first time since suffering his knee injury. >> nothing to be concerned about. you know, i got a boo boo playing basketball. you know? it is what it is, man. >> brad stevens and the celtics looking for their second straight win at oracle. end of the third steph curry
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turns cal product jaylen brown in circles. warriors by 2. your think the momentum will shift to the fourth, right? then two at least for the celtics to spark a 15-0 celtics run. they were up 7. 17 turnovers in the game. 4 in the fourth. bradley made the warriors look foolish. look at joe lacob the kid right behind him. they can't believe it. long faces all around. warriors lose 99-86. the 49ers looking for someone to serve up some touchdowns next season. >> garcon! >> receiver pierre garcon, not a waiter, but he is fluent in french and will reportedly sign with the 49ers. cooked up 1,000 receiving yards last year in washington and he will be catching passes from brian hoyer who agreed to a two- year deal with the 49ers. hoyer was the backup in chicago last year as wanted with kyle shanahan in 2014 with the browns. now, at 1:00 today, pacific
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time, the period of nfl free agency begins. keep in mind, the 49ers have about $100 million that they can spend if they want. it is going to be a busy day in santa clara. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. ♪[ music ] once again, bart is saying it has a budget shortfall. coming up, some of the many options they are looking at to make money. >> reporter: two weeks after the flood in san jose, city leaders are taking one step back. what's on the agenda today and why everyone will want to pay attention. ,, ,,
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releasing their final report on violent clashes at the state capitol. and a break in all the winter
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storms could time in the investigators are recommending more than 600 charges after releasing their final report on violent clashes at the state capital. >> a break in all the winter storms couldn't come at a better time in the sierra nevada. >> you will want to be at the beaches this weekend. i'll share with you which day will be the warmest. >> we have new traffic graphics as you can see and also of course new traffic updates when we come back to the center. >> good morning, it is thursday, march 9. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. in just a few hours, bart's board of directors will consider ways to come back from a budget shortfall. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is live in san francisco on what their bind could mean for your commute. anne. >> reporter: there are a lot of options on the table for bart to make more money. and a lot of it is going to possibly come out of riders' pockets. they are talking about the increase in some of the fares
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of up to 30 cents and a decrease in many of the discounts. there are many reasons for the budget shortfall that bart is facing now. among them a decrease in ridership during off-peak hours. bart's also seeing less sales tax revenue and less money from the state than they expected. so the board needs to figure out how to acquire about $30 million more to cover its costs in the coming fiscal year. here's some of the options they are considering. starting train service at 5 a.m. instead of 4 a.m. reducing service on the richmond and fremont lines. among the possibilities, increasing minimum fare from $1.95 to $2.25. charging more for riders using paper tickets instead of a clipper card. and reducing discounts for youth and seniors. they have a lot of choices. bart staff also seeking approval to start selling wraparound ads on trains and ads for stations. it is all going to be on the
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table as the bart board meets at 9 a.m. live in san francisco, anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> didn't voters just pass a measure giving more money to bart, anne? >> reporter: indeed. we did in november. we authorized a, um, new property tax. all that money is going to go to bartsch but they say that for maintenance. now voters are also going to be deciding possibly within the next year on where some of the fare increases -- or the toll increases on some of our local bridges will go. will those toll increases go to bart? so bart is looking for at any way it possibly can now to get more money. >> thank you. members of congress are demanding president trump provide evidence that president obama tapped his phones or admit he has no basis for his statements. >> i don't think sean spicer can get away with just saying, well, okay, there's flog to see
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here, let's move on. the president of the united states just leveled an unprecedented accusation of illegality at the former president and the country deserves an answer about just why he did that. >> senators lindsey graham and sheldon whitehouse have sent a letter asking for evidence. president trump insists that his phones were tapped during the campaign. late last night, hawaii officially filed a lawsuit in hopes of stopping president trump's revised travel ban. the new executive order prohibits new visas for people from six predominantly muslim countries. it does not apply to travelers who already have visas. attorneys for the state of hawaii argue that it will negatively affect the state's muslim population tourism and foreign students. here in the bay area, a new billboard is calling for a breakup between president trump
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and tesla's ceo elon musk. the signs says elon, dump trump over 880 in milpitas facing drivers in both directions. many who pass by told us musk's post on the president's business advisory council is at odds with the current tech climate. but some say musk's presence could spark positive change. >> it's good to have an outside source because it feels like our president, donald trump, is surrounded by yes men people there just because they funded the campaign. >> when we reached out to tesla they pointed us to musk's previous statement. he said it doesn't mean he agrees with actions by the administration. later today, we should learn more about the response to the floods in san jose. city council members are meeting for a special session. kpix 5's maria medina is live with more on today's meeting. maria? >> reporter: good morning, kenny. i want to show you something. two weeks after that devastating flood, you can see a lot of debris still left behind here. now, later today, city council
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members plan to hold a special meeting to talk about how they responded to the coyote creek flooding. now, many of the flood victims blame city and water district leaders for not warning them until it was too late. hundreds were rescued by boat just two weeks ago. they are still trying to figure out why coyote creek overflowed when they say it was able to handle the amount of rain we got. remember, there was a project to make sure it wouldn't flood but that stalled and many are asking those responsible some tough questions especially after the water district spent $25,000 to hire a public relations consultant according to the "mercury news." about 14,000 were put under mandatory rack vegas, dozens still in shelters wondering who is going to fay for their belongings that were destroyed in the flood. i spoke to one woman yesterday who said, she shouldn't have to pay for anything out of pocket and that the city or water district leaders should have to pay to replace her things.
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live in san jose, maria medina, kpix 5. >> are the victims getting any money or help? >> reporter: yeah. you know what? about $6.25 million in donations poured in. and nonprofit organization in san jose sacred heart is paying that money out. no criteria, you just have to prove you were a flood victim. a break in the winter storms couldn't come at a better time for ski race fans. later today the women's world cup ski race will start at squaw valley. the event marks the return of world cup ski racing to the area for the first time since 1969. >> just look at the ridges. the sun shining, you fall, it don't hurt, it's powder all day. [ laughter ] >> it's epic! >> dude! >> today's world cup begins at
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4:15 with a community kickoff parade. >> people are shredding! >> that's a johnny mosley wannabe. >> he looks like him. >> we have some fresh pow, dude! >> powder all day! >> it looks good. >> on the mountain itself the temperatures are in the 30s and 40s so the snowpack is holding its own. but at the base, 40s and 50s. that's generally your springtime skiing and you get your rock skis out but there's no rocks out there now because it's all powder but we go from the mountains to the bay area where it's the first weekend of the "summer of love" a series of concerts through oklahoma city taking place in the mission district and boy, the weather is going to be fantastic for the love-in the 50th anniversary. let's head out now to the golden gate bridge. clear skies, not a breeze to speak of. temperature-wise 45 degrees in livermore. it's 44 in santa rosa. it is 50 apiece in oakland and in san jose. redwood city is in the low 50s so it's mild. we have clouds and rain to the
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north. but we are under the influence of this huge dome of high pressure. a few of the clouds will scoot under the ridge but mostly sunny. look at concord. typically, it's 65 today. 73 degrees. look at oakland. 69 degrees when we should be in the low 60s. so low and mid-60s will be common today around the immediate seashore from ocean beach near the cliff house all the way through half moon bay. meanwhile, upper 60s and 70s will be pretty common also around the peninsula. palo alto good morning to you at 71 degrees, atherton, woodside, also into pescadero, high 60s, low 70s. then you get into the santa clara valley 73 degrees in campbell, 74 los gatos and saratoga. rose garden district, wow, are the roses blooming yet? temperatures in the low 60s. meanwhile, east bay numbers stacking up to 74 degrees in the tri-valley. pretty similar conditions in throughout the delta back through antioch. 60s, 70s to the north. 72 in santa rosa. your full forecast featuring the warmest days still to come at 48 minutes after the hour.
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so roqui, i know you are one happy camper. >> you are right! thank you, roberta. it's 5:38. very quiet morning on the roads so far. the maze to downtown will take you 13 minutes. those metering lights are on as you can see, that traffic backing up towards the maze. if you are traveling across the span, here's a look from caltrans, at the traffic heading into downtown san francisco. all right. let's move over now to the nimitz freeway looking good in both directions on 880 northbound, between 238 and san leandro to the maze, regular commute of about 15 minutes. so looking good there, as well. if you are heading into the peninsula, here's a live look at the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city. traffic -- oh-oh traffic slowing down so we'll keep an eye on that for you. let's take a look at bart all trains are on time and again, i'm showing off. here's a live look at our realtime traffic graphic. these are new graphics in the traffic center. this is a look at downtown san francisco. i'll send it to you. >> thank you, roqui. there are new details about the violent protests outside
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the state capital. we now know investigators want to charge more than 100 people. [ pause ] >> chp investigators spent 8 months looking over videos and talking to witnesses. they sent a 2,000-page report to the sacramento county district attorney. they want nearly 600 charges against the 106 people involved. the violence happened last year when a white nationalist group was confronted by several groups of counter-protestors. today marks a big day for investors as the 8th anniversary of the bull market. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is here to break down the market's progress since then plus offers on investing. let's start where we were 8 years ago. >> reporter: oh, it was a dark time, my friend. march 9, 2009, the dow jones industrial average closed at 6547. that was the lowest level in more than a decade.
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s&p 500, 676. and nasdaq, down to 1268. now, look at this. the current stock market expansion, it is really going strong! it is the second longest on record. that said, we do have a long way to go to make it into first place. to eclipse the bull that ran from december 1987 to march of 2000, this one would need to make it past june 28th of 2021 without experiencing a 20% decline. so i'm safe where we are. i don't need to be the longest. i think we're pretty good where we are. >> absolutely. so jill what should people do who have been out of the market or just starting to invest in the stock market? >> reporter: i feel bad for the folks who are out of the market. i know this it was spooky eight years ago. and maybe you got spooked sometime between then and now. and you're out. and you may be feeling like, wait, i just want to pull back. then i'll get back in. but unfortunately, that's just
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a form of market timing. it doesn't work. john vogel the founder of mutual fund giant vanguard has said that after 50 years in the business, he doesn't know anyone who has been able to time the market successfully. and maybe more importantly, consistently. if you're worried about losing a lot of money by hopping in right now, you may want to use dollar cost averaging. it's an investment strategy where you divide the available money into equal parts and periodically maybe monthly you just put it to work in diversified portfolio. if you are just starting out, maybe you're:making your first ira contribution ever, just remember, you're investing for decades in the future even if the market plunged right after you put the money in, you have a long time to make up the loss and to grow your nest egg. so stick with your game plan. don't get deterred. >> timing the market one of the difficult things to do. jill schlesinger this morning from new york city, jill, thank you so much. sure, thank you. ♪[ music ] it is 5:42. thousands of marines are facing potential legal trouble amid a growing nude photo scandal.
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kong" - started their engines, and got ready to race! but this game of "mario kart" - wasn't confined to a t-v screen. ded - in real li in connecticut, mario, peach and donkey kong started engines and got ready to race. this game of mario card unfolded in real life. that's mario. naturally a handful of comedians hatched the plan. they had the best costumes, met at the largest indoor cart track in the world. for some who showed up it's no laughing matter. >> they said they were looking for a peach and i always wanted to do a mario card rendition so i jumped on it. >> let me tell you something, when you're mario, you're the greatest of all time.
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>> intoin a twist, it was directed by the same man who filmed the popular videogame mario kart. so there was experience there. >> i remember playing super mario brothers. you remember that? >> yeah. >> mario kart was my favorite. >> i was a mike tyson knockout. >> that was good. >> that was my favorite. >> yeah. >> i liked that one. >> super mario brothers my favorite of all time. >> you remember all the secrets to mike tyson as punch-out? >> just to hit 'em. >> combination of buttons in order to beat the guy. >> i'll try some of those moves on you. >> let's get to traffic first? [ laughter ] >> starting with our new realtime traffic graphic. this is your traffic along the altamont pass. you're moving at just 15 miles per hour coming off 205 in tracy and and still slow at 30 miles per hour. kenny is still punching over here! livermore at the dublin interchange slow commuter traffic.
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moving over now to the contra costa county commute here, highway 4 between antioch and pittsburg, look at that 37 miles per hour. and here's another great look at our new realtime traffic graphic. you can see this is a high definition satellite view of that area. if you are taking a drive into the peninsula, here's a live view of the san mateo bridge. between hayward and foster city, traffic is smooth. let's move to the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic is not so smooth here because those metering lights are on. so the maze to downtown will now take you about 15 minutes. and then of course i'm still showing off. i'm showing off all morning long, okay? this is our new realtime traffic graphic. who is going to work this morning out there? roberta? >> i'm already here. [ laughter ] good morning, everyone. looking from the transamerica pyramid with mostly clear skies at this hour. we are going to take a look at sfo. there it is popping up for us
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now. 44 in santa rosa. 45 in livermore. otherwise, we are in the 50s. it's a mild start to your morning in what's going to pan out to be a warmer day than what we have been experiencing. high pressure is here. you can tell its diverting the storm track north of the bay area. sure, a few of these clouds will undercut the ridge of high pressure. but overall it, will be mostly sunny and this high pressure ridge is going to continue to strengthen, diverting the storms well to the north of the bay area. meanwhile, 72 degrees in ukiah today. mid-60s pristine conditions to monterey bay, carmel, big sur, as well. pebble beach. 73 degrees in fresno backing through merced and modesto, manteca, as well. 63 in yosemite. boy, the waterfalls right now are just flowing freely. it mid-50s in the high sierra where skiing and boarding will be spectacular this weekend. it's springtime skiing and boarding with temperatures in the 50s at the base. otherwise on the mountains, 30s and 40s. we are still talking layers and layers of powder.
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official sunrise this morning at 6:29. by the time it sets tonight at 6:11, these are the numbers, at least 8 to 10 degrees above average. low 60s at the beaches. 70 redwood city. 70 in mountain view. santa clara valley well above average in the low to mid-70s. 74 in fairfield and santa rosa but i got to tell you 75 in cloverdale to the north. 75 in gilroy to the south. comes at a price. dry air mass in place. pollen count high this weekend. be prepared. the extended forecast, identical conditions on friday. increasing cloud cover. we'll call it partly cloudy by saturday but notice the temperature inland away from the bay flirting with nearly 80 degrees through monday and increasing clouds tuesday, wednesday, don't forget to spring ahead and set the clocks ahead an hour on saturday
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night. st. patrick's day is on a friday so this saturday, all the fun and activities take place howard and 2nd street. 11:30 in the morning. the parade steps off. st. patrick's day parade. there will be no rain on that parade. you have a combination of sun and clouds at 65 degrees. that party goes all day long. we know how the irish party. [ laughter ] >> all weekend long. thank you. the justice department is now investigating a nude photo scandal within the marines. two female marines say their personal photos were shared on a marines united facebook page without their permission. the page had about 30,000 members. it reportedly also had a number of other nude pictures before it was shut down. >> it's had an enormous emotional impact. >> we will not be silent. >> marine corps officials say anyone involved could be charged in military court. [ pause ] ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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apparently, people think i'm too perky. so now i'm not being perky, telling you that drivers that switch to progressive save an average of $548! whoo! i mean, whoo. good morning. 5:53. i'm roqui theus with your local traffic update starting with the altamont pass. this is our slowest traffic of the morning at just 14 miles per hour coming out of tracy up to 30 once you hit north flynn
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road. and if you are traveling through contra costa county, here's a look at antioch/pittsburg commute on highway 4, westbound 4 slow at 40 miles per hour. the tallest and one of the most expensive penthouses west of the mississippi can be yours for the price of $42 million. this is a look from chopper 5 over the construction site at the 181 fremont residences. that's in the south of market neighborhood. the penthouse will sit nearly 700 feet above the city. and here's a look at what it will look like once it's done. it's beautiful. it will offer 360-degree views across the bay area. the home spans across nearly 7,000 square feet with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two powder rooms. should be ready for move-in by next year. calling your real estate agent today? >> yeah, because i just have $42 million laying around. sure. [ laughter ] i'd love to see it, though in person. in solano county a woman with a hoarding problem takes in a few chihuahuas but they
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get along pretty well. >> and soon a couple of chihuahuas becomes 80 chihuahuas and every one was rescued. the solano county spca as found homes for 57 so far. with all the puppies claimed. but a vet at the spca says 23 adults need loving families. a doctor insists the sweet dogs won't be burdens. >> we have spayed, mutederred, heartworm tested microchip vaccinated defleaed deworld and did dentistry on all of them so they are ready to go. >> the nonprofit says if you can't adopt any of the dogs, they are also taking donations. the money could help fly them to seattle where they are in hot demand. six more people are identified at a robbery heist on university avenue last december. they rammed an suv through the
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storefront window. they stole apple products worth more than $70,000. officers recovered some of those products. but 37 items worth about $32,000 are still missing. it is 5:56. in the next half-hour, a new push to lower the voting age. why one california lawmaker thinks teens should be able to cast a ballot. >> reporter: it soon could cost more to ride bart. coming up, why bart is in such a budget pinch and how it could cost you. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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how much more it could soon cost when ridership drops that has a big impact on our budget. >> now on kpix 5 news, bart is considering a fare increase. how much more it could soon cost to ride bart due to dropping ridership and new competition. good morning, it's thursday, march 9. i'm michelle griego.
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>> i'm kenny choi. in just a few hours, bart's board of directors considers ways to break through its budget shortfall. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is live in san francisco with more. >> reporter: bart might need to take a multipronged approach to this huge budget shortfall. today, one of the options on the table is talking about raising fares by about 30 per trip. and yeah, that is just one of the options. some of the others they are considering right now, um, service reductions starting train service at 5 a.m. instead of 4 a.m. reducing service on the richmond and fremont lines. charging more for riders using paper tickets instead of a clipper card. and reducing discounts for seniors and youth. some bart riders we spoke with this morning say they feel like they are getting nickeled and dimed. >> i feel like they are gouging the -- the -- the rider and that's not right, you know? i mean, we pay a lot


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