tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS February 16, 2018 4:30am-5:00am PST
>> yes! >> it is friday february 16th, 2018. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. >> we made it. >> it was a short week. you were sick for part of it. >> i'll still take it. yeah. [ laughter ] >> gianna, hi! how are you doing? >> don't mind me. i'm messing with my cord right now. [ laughter ] it's going to be nice today. get ready for beautiful weather. if you liked yesterday, today will be slightly warmer. temperatures are going up for the next couple of days. then things will change. spring-like and not as breezy as yesterday and then tomorrow in the 70s for many inland areas. but get ready for blustery cold conditions on sunday. that's when things are going to change and it will stay that way through next week. gianna. good morning. let's take a look at the roadways right now. we are off to a great start on this friday, no delays along 580.
through the altamont pass, good westbound 580 to the dublin interchange. we have roadwork highway 13 all northbound lanes are closed. moraga to broadway terrace will be in effect until 5:00 this morning. so slight delays there. san pablo dam off-ramp a fire not affecting the main lines of the road. we now not names of the 17 people killed at marjory stoneman douglas high school and we're also learning a little bit lives that they led. hena doba has more from new york. >> the kids in this community loved him. they adored him. he was one of the greatest people i knew. >> reporter: assistant football coach aaron feis was killed as he threw himself in front of students to protect them. a former student and player at marjory stoneman douglas high school, he leaves behind a wife and daughter. joaquin oliver from venezuela had just become a u.s. citizen. his friends say he was a unique soul. 14-year-old jamie guttenberg
loved to dance and hoped to become an occupational therapist. her family doesn't know how it will cope. >> she is, like, i got to go dad, bye. and i don't always get to say, i love you. i don't remember if i said that to jamie yesterday morning. [ crying ] >> reporter: alyssa alhadeff was a talented soccer player. her mother said all she had to offer the world was love. peter wang a 15-year-old, was last seen holding the door open so others could escape. carmen schentrup was a semifinalist for a national merit scholarship. alaina petty helped victims of hurricane irma rebuild. nicholas dworet a student. scott beigel, athletic director, helped other students
escape. >> he will be forever my hero. he saved my life. >> reporter: teenagers gunned down14 teenagers and three adults gunned down all being remembered. >> funeral services are being arranged. powerful politicians from both sides of the aisle had different ideas about how to respond to the tragedy. >> let's try to do those things that can keep these powerful weapons out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them. and this young man is a classic case. >> we need to think less about taking sides and fighting each other politically and just pulling together. this house and the whole country stands with the parkland community. >> house minority leader nancy pelosi tweeted: we must act to end gun violence. meanwhile.. oakland unified school district will be holding an "active shooter training" later today.. for staff at cole elementary. it's been scheduled for months..
but the timi >> oakland unified school district will be holding an active shooter training today for staff at cole elementary. it's been scheduled for months but the timingis poignant. california residents are required to register assault weapons. but a model is released with slight revisions to make it legal so owners don't have to report to the government. >> every time we pass a law even before the governor signs it literally the gun manufacturers are finding ways to work around it. >> assemblyman phila new law bans people from buying or possessing a gun if a family member reports that the person may become violent. the bill would allow anyone to file reports. in the aftermath of the
shooting teens are demanding action. joe vazquez shows us their passionate pleas. ♪[ music ] >> when you see this cycle of inaction and it seems hopeless, all there is left is hope, right? >> reporter: 3,000 miles way from parkland, florida, the students of tamalpais high school in mill valley are holding their own vigils. >> i want to just show people that we're not going to pretend that it isn't happening. >> reporter: these students say they recognize the next shooting could happen anywhere unless, they say, they can somehow push elected officials to put restrictions on certain kinds of guns. they say they want the florida shooting to inspire their classmates to vote, to force change. >> our goal is to show those people in florida that this really matters to us and that we're willing to do anything. >> reporter: some of their teenaged counterparts in florida who just revived the shooting are showing maturity as they reject the do nothing approach of their elders. >> they can say we are going to do all these things, thoughts and prayers what we need is
action. >> reporter: 17-year-old david hid in the closet with students as the gunman went on a shooting spree. someone is pleading for someone to do something about school shootings. >> please, this is the 18th one this year. that's unacceptable. we're children. you guys, like, are the adults. you need to take some action and play a role. work together, get something done. talk to congressmen, talk to people, and don't stop fighting because children will continue to die if we don't take a stand now. >> reporter: joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> much like the adults, none of the teens has a solution. but their point is to stop waiting for an answer and start trying to fix the problem. time now 4:36. a little chilly to start this morning but it's going to warm up. >> we have clear conditions so it's cool. but still it's not bad. it's going to be a nice day. plenty of sunshine so you will have that today.
today and tomorrow and calm winds clear skies. our temperatures in the 40s for most of us this morning. so not seeing temperatures in the 30s necessarily except for some of the north bay valleys. but look at the winds. very calm out there for sfo and redwood city. at this time yesterday we were feeling the breeze for a lot of the east bay hills and napa area, sonoma area, gusts up to 60 miles per hour. but now we're calm. north winds at 5 in napa. that's it. clear conditions, a few clouds to the north and off the coast. that's keeping us cool and also going to warm things up this afternoon. i'll show you your afternoon highs coming up. let's jump to the south bay now where traffic is off to a great start on this friday morning. good morning, as you work your way along 101 near trimble, so far traffic is nice. headlights south along 101 through san jose, no delays. we have a lot of green on the maps. we'll show you a look at that.
you can see 101 northbound out of san jose into santa clara things look pretty nice this morning. your drive times northbound hellyer to san antonio avenue only about a 21-minute drive so easy breezy as you work your way through there. jumping over to the bay bridge off to a great start. traffic very light out of oakland into san francisco. from the maze to the 101 is 10 minutes. westbound 580 from 205 to 680 about 22 to 25-minute drive. family and friends are remembering the woman killed in the crash with a transit bush in berkeley. dozens gathered for a vigil. 27-year-old kelly zachary worked at the federal building in oakland. she died last thursday when a bus hit her honda on the driver's side at california street and ashby avenue. the impact sent both vehicles into a house nearby and her father spoke at last night's
gathering. >> the support right here from everyone has, um, really helped me get through this situation i must say because if it wasn't for this support here from people i know and some i don't know, um, i don't know where i would be at today. >> calvin zachary is himself an ac transit driver. he said he can't imagine what the bus driver in the crash is going through. no one else was hurt in the crash that killed his daughter. a san jose middle school teacher has been arrested. some parents at willow glen middle school told noticed a man taking photos of female students. investigators discovered inappropriate images in his possession. he is on administrative leave. a teen was arrested after being found with bullet in his pocket. more on the search for another suspect this morning. >> these pills help prevent the spread of hiv but now the state is investigating if there is an illegal side effect.
yesterday... 19 year old daniel gross and the second suspect in the stabbing death of a tracy teen appeared before a judge yesterday. 19-year-old daniel gross and 25- year-old melissa leonardo are accused of killing lizette cuesta and leaving her on the side of a road in livermore. police say that she was able to identify the suspects before she died. neither person entered a plea. they will be back in court next month. police were on patrol to curb street robberies in richmond when they say they came across a suspicious character. the 17-year-old boy was wearing a ski mask when officers saw him walking with another suspect on 13th street wednesday night. they ran after him and as he tried to climb a fence, he dropped a handgun and a cell phone. officers caught him and found a bag of bullets in his pocket. the teen was arrested. some insurance companies are being accused of discriminating against gay men
and now california's insurance commissioner launched an investigation. kpix 5's maria medina says that the issue revolves around a pill that prevents hiv. >> i take it and i know many people that do take it. >> reporter: michael says he takes truvada a cocktail of two anti-hiv drugs used by many gay men. >> i think everybody that does participate in high risk scenarios should be on it. >> reporter: now people say insurance companies may be denying life insurance, disability or long-term care to homosexual men who take the pill. >> i think it's completely idiotic. >> this is pure discrimination. >> reporter: the state insurance commission agrees who is the board president of the lbtq center in san jose. he calls it illegal discrimination based on sexual
orientation. >> the main message is there will be lawsuits. there are many organizations that support the lgbtq community who will fight these cases and it will go up to the supreme court. i know that. and we will win. >> reporter: the california insurance commissioner is following in the footsteps of new york state legislators who also launched an investigation triggered by "new york times" article about the insurance denials. some gay men even claimed they stopped taking it in order to get life insurance. but michael point out -- [ indiscernible ] >> it's something that's part of many people's daily lives. >> reporter: there are 800 licensures here in the u.s. and the "new york times" only identifies mutual of omaha as allegedly denying long-term care insurance to an unnamed gay man. california's insurance commissioner is now asking any gay men who live here who feel that they have been discriminated against and denied insurance to come forward.
in san jose, maria medina, kpix 5. the senate is back at square one this morning on immigration reform. that's after four bills came up for a vote and all of them failed. the measure that came the closest was a bipartisan proposal. it would have provided 1.8 million young immigrants a chance for citizenship and gradual funding for a border wall. that bill was six votes short of the 60 needed to advance. a different bill backed by president trump sought tight restrictions on migration. it got 39 votes. time now 4:45. it looks like it's shaping up to be a nice day. >> it's going to be a great day today and tomorrow. so a good start to the weekend. things on sunday are going to change. so it's going to be a tale of two stories between saturday and sunday. get ready for it. for now, clear and calm out there. barely a breeze even. so quite different than what we were seeing yesterday with windy conditions this morning. it looks like right now our temperatures are actually in the 30s for livermore. 34 in santa rosa. so a little cool there in the
north bay because of the clear conditions. no cloud coverage to help keep things a little warm. 42 in san jose, 47 for san francisco. that's normal for this hour as far as san francisco is concerned. but yeah, a little chilly for those north bay valleys. could reach that freezing mark for some of the spots. here's a look at what's ahead, though, for today. we are going to see our temperatures above average by this afternoon. today and tomorrow a high pressure ridge arrives. it's bringing us clear skies today. mostly sunny tomorrow afternoon highs nice. 60s and 70s. temperatures spring-like above average. here's our normal conditions. we're be around low 60s for this time of year so a couple of degrees above average for san francisco but oakland you will be about 8 degrees above average. 6 above average for san jose. and 7 for concord.
so we are under now 22 days consecutive days of dry weather for the bay area. no rain in sight. so we are almost down to becoming the top 20 longest with a futurecast that we're looking at. what does this mean for our drought? abnormally dry conditions have now reached the bay area especially across the north bay. severe drought north of los angeles. but also throughout a lot of central california. and now it looks like a lot of the northern california portion under this area of yellow. that's abnormally dry because of no rain during the rainy season. over three weeks of no rain is a lot for this time of year. sunday windy. here's the seven-day forecast.
cold morning lows on monday and tuesday. let's jump over to 580 this morning get a look at traffic conditions. we are not seeing any major slowdowns but extra volume as you work your way westbound towards that dublin interchange. this is westbound 580 a live look out of pleasanton into dublin. 205 to 680 out of the altamont pass drive time about 25 minutes. five-minute delay as you work your way out of tracy this morning. other than that, traffic is quiet. highway 4 looking good with no delays. it's a nice ride as you work your way westbound out of antioch into pittsburg. no delays all the way towards the eastshore freeway. your drive times look good as well loveridge to 680 only 12 minutes. so things are easy as you work your way in that area. let's jump over to the eastshore freeway. reports of a fire, a small grass fire, over to the shoulder. not affecting the main lines of the roadway on the off-ramp westbound 80 at san pablo dam road. the off-ramp is open. heads up through there.
we have some roadwork running late as you work your way along the richmond/san rafael bridge. westbound 580 between the toll plaza and sir francis drake boulevard that will be there. expect it to finish at 5 a.m. but it may run late in roadwork on the westbound 580 off-ramp to the northbound exit also closed this morning. time now 4:49. moving out of the bay area into pint-sized homes. this morning, we'll show you who is deciding to downsize. >> and some motorcycles are getting smarter this morning. our betty yu takes one on a test drive
sunnyvale 67. temperatures will feel comfortable out there across the south bay where temperatures are in the upper 60s. here's the east bay also in the upper 60s. we are getting closer and closer to that70-degree -- we are getting closer and closer to that 70-degree mark which we'll reach in some inland places tomorrow. even up north temperatures are warm. roads "friday light" for the most part. live look at trimble 101, no delays on 101 or 280. a possible accident north 680 at jackson. details on that coming up. a new trend to get around the bay area sky high rents. people are opting for 200 square feet of space. there is a legal community of pint-sized home on the banks of
a river. da lin checked it out. >> reporter: this tiny home, the kansas city attorney moved to california two months ago. >> good morning. i i wanted to live in a house and the only way i could downsize or live in a house that i could come up with was to live in a tiny house. >> reporter: this was her how was 25 years. >> three bedrooms, two baths. >> reporter: she has a rare medical condition and moved to be closer to stanford hospital where she is being treated but buying a house near palo alto wasn't an option. >> this is my living room and bedroom. >> reporter: so she spent $38,000 to have this 200-square- foot home built and delivered to park delta bay 30 minutes east of antioch. >> tiny living is not for everybody. a lot of people, for example, wouldn't want their whole lives exposed. you come into my house, this is
where i sleep, that's where i work. >> reporter: corine believes less means more. so does her neighbor, lola. >> real estate market is pretty crazy out here. so i figured, a tiny house was a good solution for me. >> reporter: the 25-year-old also moved here two months ago. hers is slightly bigger, 26 feet long and 8.5 feet wide. a total of 221 square feet. >> queen sized bed in here, room to store my ukelele. >> getting used to living tiny wasn't that hard. >> reporter: there are tiny home communities in the bay area but apparently, they are not legal. for example, in alameda, there's one that's facing eviction. i'm da lin, kpix 5. during a briefing about last week's test launch of the falcon heavy rocket, elon musk was asked about his plans to launch scores of satellites in the coming years. he didn't say much but spacex
has filed government documents to put more than 10,000 satellites into orbit above earth all to provide a better internet service around the world ... and a little rivalry is developing between a pair of billionaire visionaries. virgin founder richard branson admits watching elon musk's success with spacex and feels left out. >> elon and his team are extraordinary what they have achieved and they will do fantastic. >> branson may be impressed with spacex and its progress but he is not giving up hope that his virgin galactic enterprise will be first to put people in space. i'm a little jealous of this. in recent years cars have been increasingly connected to technology and now motorcycles are getting the upgrade. betty yu takes one for a test drive. >> reporter: they are fast, sleek, italian-made and a force on the road. now ducati is rolling out what it calls the most connected
motorcycle in the world. >> this is definitely not the fastest ducati motorcycle but in terms of real world riding and that experience and on off the bike it's the smartest. >> reporter: a took a ride on the model with a ducati north america ceo in the marin headlands. this model connects to a smartphone which riders use to directly set riding mode through bluetooth. the app due out in march reports data including route details, power, acceleration, and lean angle. >> this technology is something that has been previously reserved only for those in professional racing in motorcycling and, in fact, after last or practices in the world it would have to connect a computer to the motorcycle independently. >> reporter: they announced a partnership with san francisco's biggest tech company "salesforce." together it will allow ducati to get even more connected to its riders and that means ducati is getting more social. the app allows riders to create
their own network to organize rides and share routes. >> motorcycling is not transportation. we are in the entertainment business. and when you have a great experience, you want to share that with your friends, you want to sometimes brag a little bit. but also, turn people on to an experience they you might want them to have. >> reporter: on the nightbeat, i'm betty yu. 4:57. we now know the names of the 17 people killed in marjory stoneman douglas high school marge high school on wednesday. why officials in florida say it could have been worse. >> reporter: plus, the fate of hundreds of thousands of "dreamers" remains on the line this morning as the senate works to agree on immigration reform but failed.
time is 4:59. on the right we have a traffic shot of 101 in santa clara near trimble road. on the left we have a nice shot of the transamerica pyramid shaping up to be a nice warm day. >> clear on the roads, clear in the skies, wow. >> there you go. >> we'll take it. [ crosstalk ] it's going to be nice out there today. so get ready for sunshine. a great view of coit tower. no fog in sight. visibility is doing just fine. no wind out there. spring-like conditions for your afternoon clear and calm and by tomorrow we may be in the 70s for many areas. so inland expecting to hit 70. cold and windy sunday so a change for the weekend between saturday and sunday. get ready, some cold weather is on the way. so these temperatures now still