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and i'm kenny choi. let's st ide... good morning, everyone. it is thursday, july 19th. i'm michelle griego. >> good morning. i'm kenny choi. let's head outside take a look at our cameras. let's take a look at 880 in oakland. traffic looking very good at this hour. of course, it is only 5 a.m. and on the left, we have a clear shot of san jose. but here in the city in san francisco, pretty foggy. >> yeah. it's a foggy one. >> i know. coming out of the caldecott tunnel and boom! there it is. >> we have a live shot for you. our photographer brian is out there. check out this beautiful view. i love this. this gives a nice perspective with fog and drizzle. but also parts of the bridge can be seen this morning.
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so we have that. visibility will be impacted in some locations. overall picture satellite/radar of what we're dealing with. clear for concord and livermore. but throughout the north bay, right around the bay, that's where that low cloud coverage likes to hang around and yes, visibility down at half moon ba usual ots though. so definitely down to three miles there. you will want to take your time and then through the north bay, it's dropping even more right through santa rosa just dropped down from 2.5 to one-mile visibility. so that of course means slow going, please. futurecast showing we'll continue to see the morning low cloud coverage through 9 a.m. it could linger around san francisco for a while as well as along the coast. it will be replaced with some high clouds that will be moving in from the south. we may see slowdowns if you are heading out and your ride has you heading over to the east bay by the bay bridge. we are tracking a closure that's the off-ramp from treasure island -- or to
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treasure island i should say along eastbound 80. so on the lower deck. this is due to an accident that they are doing their investigation. so here's a live look as you are making your way towards the bay bridge there on the right and you can see really not a lot of traffic right now still very early and traffic is light. but we aren't seeing a big backup. but you won't be able to use that off-ramp there. we did see some flashing lights heading through there so it looks like chp is over at that location and that off- ramp is shut down but no major delays just yet over at the bay bridge toll plaza. we do have a backup at the bay bridge toll plaza. back to you guys. this morning at least 22 soldiers are injured in the military base tent collapse. authorities say wind from a landing helicopter toppled the structure around 9:30 last night at the fort hunter liggett army post in monterey county. the base reports there are no deaths and 22 confirmed injuries. most of them are minor and being treated on site. but four soldiers were taken
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to the hospital. the accident happened during an annual training exercise for thousands of troops. a medical building in santa rosa remains closed today after a tanker truck explosion that briefly shut down highway 101. jackie ward reports from santa rosa with the latest. reporter: the good news is that one mode building is open today and it will conduct business as usual. it's number 5 that stays closed for further inspections. you can see the extent of the damage from chopper 5 here when a tanker carrying liquid oxygen exploded around 2:30 yesterday afternoon. it shut down parts of 101 for a couple of hours and caused two nearby kaiser medical office buildings to be evacuated. some patients reportedly had to be taken away on stretchers. the driver of that tanker was the only person hurt. but we don't know the extent of the injuries yet. several ambulances and hazmat team responded to the accident quickly. highway 101 has since reopened but santa rosa police explained the backup this mess created.
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>> there was at least 100 and you can see that there are still cars here in the parking lot. we wanted to get everyone out of the area as quickly as possible. we swept the buildings and everybody in both buildings is out. >> reporter: the truck did not crash into any building and there was no damage to the kaiser offices. one building was given the "all clear" last night but the other building is closed for inspection. he cause is under investigation. jackie ward, kpix 5. police are calling him the rideshare rapist. the man accused of pretending to be a rideshare driver and then sexually assaulting women is due back in court today. anne makovec has new information from newly released court documents. reporter: this strikes fear into a lot of people who rely on ride shares on a daily basis. this guy is scheduled to be arraigned in san francisco this morning as police continue to search for more
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possible victims. the rapes attached to orlando vilchez lazo began in november 2013 according to police. they say he picked up a woman at a bar called virgil's sea room in the mission. she was drunk and passed out in his car. she woke up in a parking lot near warehouses and told him this wasn't where she wanted to go and then she told police that he raped her. she told him she wouldn't tell anyone if he drove her home, which he did. that's where the trail goes cold until february of this year. >> what happened in those five years? if he wasn't gone or he wasn't arrested, then he may have had multiple victims. we don't know how many victims we have so far. >> reporter: police say the next three attacks happened to women leaving a bar in soma called temple bar and they grew increasingly violent. in february, police say vilchez lazo drove a woman to a excluded area, got into the back seat and raped her. in may they say he pulled a knife during a rape. and then in you are, the knife was not just used -- and then
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in juanes the knife was not just used for a threat. he stabbed a woman. . she was raped and she was taken home and then went to a neighbor and called police. he is charged with several charges. lyft confirmed that vilchez lazo was once a registered driver but was terminated when they learned of the allegations. he used stickers for uber and lyft when picking up victims but wasn't using the apps. president trump again tried to clarify his stance on russia meddling in u.s. elections. but another mix-up of words sent the white house into a second day of damage control. top u.s. intelligence agencies say the threat from russia is still present and lawmakers urge the president to take action. laura podesta reports. reporter: at a cabinet meeting wednesday, president trump added to the confusion about where he stands on russia meddling in u.s.
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elections. is russia still targeting the u.s., mr. president? >> thank you very much, no. >> reporter: white house press secretary sarah sanders said he was saying no to answering more questions even though he went on to talk about russia. >> there's been no president ever as tough as i have been on russia. >> reporter: he had a mixed message when "cbs evening news" anchor jeff glor asked if he agrees with his national intelligence director's assessment that the threat from russia is ongoing. >> if he says that, i would accept that. i will tell you, though, it better not be. >> reporter: members of the president's own party say they are becoming more alarmed he isn't taking stronger actions against russia. >> the president is wrong and he should heed the warnings of the intelligence community. >> reporter: fbi director christopher wray says russia is still trying to influence u.s. elections. >> russia attempted to
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interfere with the last election. and it continues to engage in influence operations to this day. >> reporter: the "new york times" is reporting that in january 2017, two weeks before mr. trump's inauguration, the heads of top intelligence agencies showed then president- elect trump highly classified information indicating that president putin personally ordered cyber attacks to sway the election. laura podesta, cbs news, new york. >> later today, director of national intelligence dan coats and deputy attorney general rod rosenstein will speak at the aspen institute security forum in aspen, colorado, where fbi director wray made his comments yesterday. meanwhile, the trump administration is saying that it is considering a request from putin to interrogate u.s. citizens. russia wants to question americans it claims are implicated in criminal activity including michael mcfaul a former u.s. ambassador to russia under president obama who now lectures at stanford.
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he was banned from russia for a response to u.s. sanctions against that country. the white house says that president trump made no comment to putin. congressman swalwell a democrat from dublin is a member of the house intelligence committee. he spoke yesterday on cnn. >> republicans in congress need to stand firm that we absolutely will not tolerate the president even considering turning over a u.s. ambassador. i think if he were to do that, that would absolutely be grounds for removal from office. >> the state department called the idea absurd and said it is not on the table. time now is 5:09. a california beach is evacuated because of lightning strikes. >> and there is a chance for lightning strikes in our forecast area but not until later on this afternoon. i'll show you where it's all coming from, plus we'll take a look at some of the foggy spots this morning. >> and already a busy ride as you make your approach towards the maze. this is 580 just past highway 24. we are getting multiple reports of a crash along highway 24. more coming up.
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reporter andrew spencer tells us: two of the largest fires... dry and windy conditions fueling wildfires all over the west coast. reporter andrew spencer tells
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us two of the largest fires have turned deadly. reporter: desi remington has seen wildfires before but nothing quite like this one. >> it was lines of fire, 10, 15 feet high and just rushing -- the fastest fire i have ever seen. >> reporter: in oregon, areas normally green, now charred by wildfire. >> up to the side of my house to the back of our barn. >> reporter: the barn where remington and her husband got married. >> it was extremely emotional. i mean, i broke down a little bit. it was so scary and yet i was so thankful. >> reporter: the substation wildfire started on tuesday. by wednesday night it had already burned across more than 50,000 acres. one person who deputies say was likely using a tractor to try to cut a fire line was caught by the fire and killed. >> strong winds with gusts up to 35 miles per hour are in the forecast. so obviously we're watching
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what this weather is doing to the fire and making sure everyone and everything is safe. >> reporter: the ferguson fire burning near yosemite national park continues to threaten homes. >> i'm hoping it ends soon and that, you know, no one loses their houses, no one else is injured and we don't lose any more of our firefighters. >> reporter: evacuated from her home, jeanette lozano has been staying at the office, an animal shelter, working overtime. >> got our cots out and stay here and started getting calls. i was up at 1:00, 3:00 in the morning, taking in animals. >> reporter: pets of other people who were also forced to evacuate. i'm andrew spencer reporting. down in southern california, some wild weather, as well. >> just weeks after triple- digit temperatures in places that don't normally get that hot, thunderstorms surprised a lot of people in the los angeles area yesterday. the city of santa monica made the rare move to evacuate beach areas and encourage people to move indoors at the
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famed santa monica pier. farther inland lightning kept water-dropping helicopters grounded in the battle against a small brush fire near encino. >> you get excited when you see lightning, don't you? >> yes. it is beautiful and dangerous so you want to stay indoors, take your pictures from inside where you're safe. but yeah, even in puerto vallarta, every night there were thunderstorms, lightning strikes across the ocean. so that's where i was the past few days. but yeah, in southern california, definitely we are dealing with monsoonal moisture. that's where it's coming from. that's not necessarily rare to see this time of year across the desert southwest. but what's happening is it's working its way over across southern california and now northern california. soso you may see lightning this afternoon, as well. right now it's foggy. you can barely see coit tower under the clouds. sunrise this morning 6:02. sunset 8:28. we are dealing with early- morning low fog and low clouds. it is impacting visibility for
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people around. y want totake tht drizzle t te as well associated with the low clouds, a little moisture in the air because we still have this onshore breeze coming in from the west. a little north wind through oakland right now. but mainly it's a west- southwest direction and that's what definitely pushes in the early-morning foggy conditions. so through fairfield 20-mile- per-hour sustained winds and here's the ridge of high pressure that brought in the thunderstorms. that's what builds and that's what creates that unstable air mass and that monsoonal moisture and pretty much a couple of ridges are merging throughout the day today so that's why we are going to definitely be feeling the heat. but we're also going to be seeing that chance for dry lightning later on. so current conditions this afternoon will be about a couple of degrees above average for san francisco, concord 10 degrees above average. upper 80s normal for this time of year but instead a lot of you will be in the upper 90s.
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half moon bay and pacifica afternoon highs comfortable. 92 morgan hill. to the east we go, and pittsburg and antioch that's where we'll definitely be warm in the mid- to upper 90s. 94 in san ramon. cooler at the coast. 68 for san francisco. 70 sausalito. alameda 75. still feeling overall comfortable. triple digits expected for ukiah. we have a heat advisory ending at 9 p.m. for the areas in orange. so mainly mariposa county and then nevada portion. so that's where temperatures will be in the triple digits overnight lows not dropping too much either. and this ridge of high pressure is sticking around all the way through your weekend. so a lot of the western portion of the country will have more heat, more triple digits weather for several spots. so inland areas expect those temperatures to rise more than what we'll be feeling out there today. the chances of dry lightning in our forecast today and tomorrow but then all of that should wind down by the weekend. but the heat will remain. jaclyn. >> it's heating up on the
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roads. we are tracking a couple of hot spots not in antioch but we'll begin there just taking a look at your ride where it's still in the green westbound. so that's good news there as you go to 242 and 680 on the brakes near port chicago highways, no accidents or stalls. here's your ride along 680 at 242. you can see just busy out there. but we are still moving at the limit. on 24 westbound your ride good. but eastbound we are dealing with an accident and it is causing slowdowns eastbound 24 right at the caldecott tunnel. it's reported to be blocking one of the lanes over at bore number one so expect some delays as you make your way -- it looks like right now it's starting to get slow right near highway 13. chp has just issued a traffic alert for this crash. so do expect delays heading eastbound. westbound again you're still in the green heading down toward 580.
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here's a live at your ride along 580 past 24. you can see your approach towards the maze starting get a little busy but overall, not too bad. we are in the yellow as far as our drive bay ge in the eastbound direction on the bay bridge, that's treasure island off-ramp is shut down until possibly 7 a.m. due to an accident investigation. back to you guys. a berkeley woman is going to comic-con to share history. nickie wheeler nicholson is leading a panel there. it's the country's largest comic book convention. she will talk about her new book called d.c. comics before superman about her grandfather's role in forming the original d.c. comics. detective comics. then the years leading up to superman's comic book debut in 1938. santa clara based intel is one of silicon valley's pioneering companies and it celebrated its 50th anniversary in the high-tech style would you expect.
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mary lee reports from santa clara with a behind-the-scenes look at how drones lit the valley sky on fire last night. reporter: a spectacular sight in the sky. 500 unmanned preprogrammed drones put on a light show unlike any other. the drones flew 500 feet high and 500 feet across at intel's campus in santa clara all controlled by one pilot. the light show told the story of intel's past, present and future. we spoke to employees who were excited to see it for the first time. >> i'm going to feel like a kid in a candy store, to be honest. i love technology. and to see it fly over my head, it will be breathtaking. >> it's like nothing you have ever seen before. >> i get to see it all the time. but now i get to bring my parents and my daug have put thison at contact to this contact. >> just like that. >> perfect. >> oh, and that's it. >> yeah. >> reporter: natalie chung is intel's general manager of drone light shows. she told us about her first time flying a drone.
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>> you know, your fascination with drones and all of that. ha ha! the first time i flew a drone was maybe 3.5 years ago. and it wasn't a cheap drone. it was an expensive $800, $1,000 drone. and it was a kickstarter. and i tried building it. i tried. it flew but it also crashed. ha ha! >> reporter: drones are now her passion. these intel shooting star drones are capable of more than 4 billion color combinations. >> when we first started this project, our goal was to fly here in santa clara and just 100 drones all controlled by one pilot. and i had thought that, like, we started looking at that and then we -- we didn't it in germany and palm springs and sydney and it grew into its own program. but we never asked ourselves, why not come back here? >> reporter: mary lee, kpix 5. big baseball trade may have turned the giants from buyers into sellers come the trade deadline. that's next.
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for a long time there was no was leaving san antonio. the spurs traded the 2014 nba
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finals mvp leonard and eddie green to the wrap. neither player is reportedly happy with the trade. manny machado taking a selfie. they're teammates today. the four time all star machado traded to l.a. from baltimore for five prospects. this makes the giants job of catching los angeles much, much tougher. this weekend at at&t they are going to host the rugby 7 world cup. papua new guinea will be making their first appearance in the event and while they will be on the pitch, they will find time for sightseeing, as well. >> i heard we were going to be in san francisco so the first thing i wanted to see what is the golden gate bridge. i really want to see that place but the bridge is not where we stay a couple of miles away so hopefully i can go see that place. >> they will find a lot of
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time to see the bridge. 29 teams internationally coming to the bay area this weekend. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. one medical building at kaiser and santa rosa remains closed this morning following an explosion with a tanker yesterday. >> and the man called the rideshare rapist is expected back in court today. coming up, more details on the allegations against him preying on intoxicated women looking for a ride home. this is customizable streaming tv for your family
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little foggy out there. but also inland areas get ready for another hot day. i'll be also talking about your chance of afternoon thunderstorms. >> and a fog advisory, two traffic alerts and a backup over at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's a busy start to our thursday morning commute. we'll show all of that coming up in the next traffic report. good morning, everyone. it is thursday, july 19th. i'm michelle griego. >> good morning. i'm kenny choi. it is 5:30 right now. let's get a look at weather and traffic. neda is here with our foggy forecast. >> yes. we have a foggy forecast, very typical summer conditions but what's rare today will be a chance for afternoon thunderstorms. so that's all from the monsoonal moisture across the desert southwest. yes, it's still there and now it's building. here's a live look emeryvrinow. vetop of t bridge, , thlothat's kicking off with low visibility in some locations. so drivers beware. cong up. , jaclyn will talk but also want to show you what it looks like over across the golden gate bridge. that's where visibility is very low. this is going to be a tough drive for many commuters this
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morning. so yes, also a little light drizzle in the air. the overall picture for northern california shows that coastal cloud coverage which we are getting this morning because of a slight onshore breeze a little west wind pushing it inland. but also from the south, we are looking at higher clouds and that's what we may see this afternoon and that's also what may bring us that chance for afternoon lightning strikes especially across higher elevations places like the sierra nevada and for us, as well. half moon bay visibility down to 4. mountain view 8. hayward 5. it's the north bay where it's continuing to drop this morning. jaclyn. >> we are tracking a couple of problems already this morning. we are going to head on over towards the caldecott tunnel. now, this accident is in the eastbound direction of highway 24 right at bore number one. it's reported to be blocking one lane. we are not seeing a major backup just yet. of course, this is the opposite commute. and it is still very early. but do keep this in mind if you are planning on heading, say, into orinda. you will need to give yourself some extra time.
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your westbound ride looking okay heading out of walnut creek towards 580 there. making your way to the maze starting to get crowded along 580 past 24. over at the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic is definitely starting to back up about that west grand overcrossing in the yellow, 12 minutes into san francisco and heads up eastbound across the lower deck of the bay bridge. we have a closure that off- ramp to treasure island closed until 7 a.m. court documents revealing where the suspected rideshare rapist allegedly hunted for victims. let's get over to anne makovec with the details. safrancisco. preying ontse ba he is going san francisco as police continue to search for more possible victims. orlando vilchez lazo is facing 12 felonies and police say the rapes began in november 2013. they say he picked up a woman at a bar called virgil's sea room in the mission. she was drunk and passed out in his car.
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she woke up in a parking lot near warehouses and told him that wasn't where she wanted to go. she says he kissed her, then raped her. she told him she wouldn't tell anyone if he drove her home, which he did. and that is where the trail goes cold until february of this year. police say the next three attacks happened to women leaving a bar in soma called temple bar. and they grew increasingly violent. in february, police say vilchez lazo drove a woman to a excluded area, got into the back seat and raped her. in may, they say he pulled a knife during a rape, then in june, the knife wasn't used as just a threat anymore. a fourth victim says she woke up in his back seat, her hands wet from her own blood from trying to fend off an attack. she was able to escape running to a house where people took her in and called police. former oakland police chief and kpix 5 law enforcement analyst howard jordan says he believes the next step for this suspect was murder. >> he would have definitely become more violent because of his actions and the type of
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work that he was doing. >> reporter: now, among the 12 felonies he is facing today, the rapes of those four women, kidnapping three of them, and threatening them with a deadly weapon. lazo will be back in court this morning for his arraignment. now, lyft has confirmed that vilchez lazo was once a registered driver but he was terminated when the company learned of the allegations. police say he used stickers for uber and lyft when he picked up his victims but was not actually using the apps. kenny? >> anne, thank you. at least 22 soldiers are injured after a tent collapse at a base in monterey county. it happened at the fort hunter liggett post last night. wind from a landing helicopter knocked down the structure. the public information officer for the base says that most of the injuries are minor. but at least four were taken to hospitals. the incident happened during a annual training exercise with thousands of troops. medical building in santa rosa is shut down for the time being after an explosion involving a truck delivering
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liquid oxygen. jackie ward joins us live from santa rosa this morning. reporter: well, michelle, as bad as it looked yesterday, it could have been worse. all of the patients here at kaiser are safe this morning. from chopper 5, you can see just how bad the damage was after a tanker carrying liquid oxygen exploded around 2:30 in the afternoon. it shut down parts of 101 for hours and caused two nearby kaiser medical office buildings to be evacuated. some patients reportedly had to be taken away on stretchers but remained unharmed. the driver of the tanker was the only person hurt. we don't know the extent of his injuries yet. the assistant fire marshal explained how the santa rosa police department used a drone to help them monitor key details of the scene as it was unfolding. >> it allowed us to monitor the activity of our firefighters that were going in there to get a recon of the valving and watching what they were doing and making sure we had eyes on them and what was happening in real time. >> reporter: early reports
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said the truck crashed into the building but it did not. and there was no damage to the kaiser offices. one building was given the "all clear" last night. but the other building will be closed for further inspections today. as far as the investigation goes, investigators are determining the cause of the explosion. in santa rosa, jackie ward, kpix 5. president trump is being accused of contradicting u.s. intelligence agencies. >> is russia still targeting the u.s., mr. president? >> thank you very much, no. >> this comes after monday's news conference in finland where the president said he misspoke when talking about russian meddling. sarah sanders said that the president's remarks yesterday were misinterpreted and he had another mixed message when asked if he agrees with his national intelligence director that the threat from russia is ongoing. >> if he says that, i would accept that. i will tell you, though is wron
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he should heed the warnings of the intelligence co democrats are now calling for a hearing with the u.s. interpreter who was at that one-on-one meeting between president trump and putin. meantime, the federal government laid out some of its case against a 29-year-old russian national who was accused of spying in the u.s. reporter angelica alvarez is in washington. reporter: maria butina a suspected russian spy appeared in federal court on charges of conspiracy and failing to register as a foreign agent. butina came to the u.s. on a student visa but the government's criminal complaint argues her legal status was predicated on deception working on behalf of the russian government until her arrest sunday. federal prosecutors say butina infiltrated the national rifle association and conservative organizations in order to influence the 2016 presidential election. search waants uncovered he had
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communicatiowith russian intell message exchange from 2016 between butina and a russian official referring to her acting covertly. a russian official tells her, you project shouldn't be going as an observer from russia. the risk of provocation is too high. butina replied, i agree. right now, everything has to be quiet and careful. russian officials say this arrest undermines monday's summit between president trump and russian president vladimir putin. three years ago, butina questioned then candidate trump during a freedom festival in las vegas. >> do you want to continue the politics of sanctions or do you have any other ideas? >> i believe i would get along very nicely with putin. >> reporter: butina was preparing to relocate to south dakota when fbi agents arrested her. angelica alvarez, cbs news,
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washington. >> prosecutors argued butina posed a serious flight risk. she will in jail without bail until trial. economists are calculating the impact on your bottom line. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger joins us to go through the numbers. so consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in six years! how might tariffs now add to inflation? >> reporter: an analysis by the "new york times" found that for the $80 billion in tariffs that have already been enacted, the average american household will pay about 60 bucks. and by the way, if you exclude certain one-time items like away,ing machine or solar panel, the amount goes to $33. if the newest round of $200 billion of chinese tariffs goes into effect this fall, that total annual cost for the l $127nolookese are roh number and the taris sspopulait pears
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n't bereat on our ow the administration is also considering a 25% tariff on imported vehicles. so what would that do to costs. >> reporter: well, this would be pretty different because last year, about 44% of all u.s.-sold cars were imported from abroad. and according to the auto industry's main lobbying group, a new tariff would increase the average price of an imported vehicle by $5,800! so that's a big number. and even u.s.-made cars could cost more because these tariffs would also apply to foreign-built parts. by the way, current car owners replacement parts like windshield wiper blades, brake pads, those could also cost more. so maybe if you are thinking about buying a car, do it now. the bottom line for all of us e
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for a lot of different kinds of stuff. >> all right. jill, that's good to hear. by the way, the other day we were talking about amazon prime day. you mentioned you bought something for $99. i paid $120 in costco. so you beat me there. >> what?! see! >> 20 bucks. >> all right. >> i should have talked to you before i bought it. jill schlesinger from new york city this morning, thank you. 5:41, right now, we have highlights from the espy awards plus a tribute to victims of sexual abuse. >> and back outside to the east bay in oakland, traffic still moving pretty well along 880. but jaclyn will tell us the trouble spots coming up.
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in 2017, california had the worst wildfire season on record. scientists say, our weather is becoming more extreme and we all have to be better prepared. that's why pg&e is adopting new and additional safety precautions to help us monitor and respond to dangerous weather. hi, i'm allison bagley, a meteorologist with pg&e's community wildfire safety program. we're working now, to enhance our weather forecasting capabilities, building a network of new weather stations to identify when and where extreme wildfire conditions may occur, so we can respond faster and better. we're installing cutting edge technology to provide real-time mapping and tracking of weather patterns. and we use this information in partnership with first responders and california's emergency response systems. to learn more about the community wildfire safety program
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and how you can help keep your home and community safe, visit last night was one of the ggest in sport let's check traffic and weather. >> we have a "sig alert," two actually. so if you are heading out the
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door, it's a busy start to your thursday morning ride. here's highway 24. they just reopened all lanes eastbound 24 at the caldecott tunnel. an earlier crash blocked bore 1 but speeds with still slow. 34 miles per hour approaching the tunnel there. westbound direction, not a problem. your ride is in the green as you make your way between 680 and 580. if you are heading over towards the maze, here's a live look. this is 580 just past highway 24. starting to back up a little bit in the right lanes and making your way over towards the toll plaza from the other side, the eastshore freeway, here's a live look near highway 4 showing through hercules starting to see a lot more brake lights as you head westbound. our drive times still in the green looking okay as you head over towards the maze. we don't even see the backups stretching to the foot of the maze so that's good news in the traffic department but the metering lights are on and you
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can see that backup definitely developing -- stretching to the 880 overcrossing. 17 minutes into san francisco. delays building westbound. we had an accident that shut down the treasure island off- ramp from eastbound 80 so if you are heading over to oakland on the lower deck, you will not be able to exit at treasure island. you will have to go across the bridge, turn around and head westbound and exit treasure island way. hat's a check of your traffic; over to you. thank you very much, jaclyn. here's a live look at sfo and it's a gray start to the morning. definitely low cloud coverage and fog that's also what we are seeing through downtown san francisco. it will be hot later on especially inland. high clouds from the south. that's that monsoonal moisture that's going to bring us a chance for afternoon thunderstorms. here's a look overall at our satellite/radar. you can start to see a little more of the cloud coverage thickening up and just filling
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in all the spots across the bay area. not quite extending to livermore and concord. sunrise is this morning 6:02. sunset 8:28. here's our wind speeds. this is contributing to the coastal cloud coverage out there, just a slight breeze but it's all coming in from the west mainly west-southwest for most of you in berkeley, vallejo, same with fairfield, southwest direction through the delta. and that's where the breeze is continuing to stay pretty strong this morning. overall, we have a couple of ridges of high pressure merging so the ridge that's been bringing us a lot of heat the past several days is also weakening but then this one that's bringing in the monsoonal moisture, that's building and that's what's going to continue to impact us today and tomorrow. so this ridge right here brought rain through l.a., lightning strikes across santa monica and los angeles. 87 in santa clara today. and check out how hot it's going to be in pittsburg, 97. same with fairfield, 95 in walnut creek.
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san ramon 94 degrees. vallejo a little cooler at 87. and then right around the bay this is where it will stay cool and comfortable in the 60s and the 70s. 73 in richmond. 91 in petaluma. 99 lakeport, ukiah 100 today. heat advisories through 9 p.m. for parts of the northern california area. so mariposa counties and nevada in triple digits. overnight lows don't drop too much. this afternoon southern sierra nevada mountain range there will be storms. tomorrow afternoon it could work its way up. now most of the bay area should stay in the clear. but if it does happen it will work its way from the south bay up to the north bay and the higher elevations are the areas that may get those strikes. they will be minimal, dry lightning strikes as well through tahoe on saturday that monsoonal moisture will stick around and then yes, temperatures will stay warm in the 90s inland for the next
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seven days in the 60s and 70s around the beaches and the bay. that's your forecast. last night was one of the biggest nights in sports in terms of giving out awards. thousands of athletes converged in los angeles to attend the espy awards. but as cbs reporter laura podesta explains, the night wasn't just about celebrating. >> live from the microsoft -- >> reporter: it's the night when athletes replace practice gear and uniforms with glitz and glamour. danica patrick was host of espn's 2018 espy awards. the former professional race car driver opened with a monologue that poked fun at some mishaps in the sports world this year. >> we have to mention the elephant in the room. it's time to talk about the national anthem controversy. ha ha ha! >> reporter: other moments struck a more serious tone. like when larry nassar victims took to the stage to accept the arthur ashe courage award. olympian aly raisman reminded other victims of sexual
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assault, they are not alone. >> to all the survivors out there, don't let anyone rewrite your story. >> reporter: three coaches, scott beigel, aaron feis and chris hixon who were killed in marjory stoneman douglas high school protecting students in february were honored with the award for coaches of the year. >> scott, aaron and chris were heroes. the issue of gun violence and what happened at our school isn't a political issue. it's a human issue. >> reporter: the three-hour show also featured appearances by khloe kim, the teen snowboarding sensation won best female athlete. and backup quarterback nick foles won for best championship performance for leading the philadelphia eagles to their first super bowl win in franchise history. laura podesta, cbs news, new york. >> washington capitals captain alex ovechkin made nhl history when he won the espy award for best male athlete. it's the first time for an nhl
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player to win the award. time now 5:49. why tens of thousands of local students could have some more money in their pockets this upcoming semester. >> and more people are sharing a home to combat rising costs. hear from one pair of roommates next.
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good morning. check out this beautiful view. this is a live look from emeryville. our photographer brian is out there taking a look off the bridge for you guys across the bay. we are seeing cloud coverage and drizzle in some areas. some spots low visibility. i'll talk about the forecast coming up. >> we are tracking brake lights southbound 880 as you make your way out of san lorenzo into hayward. prepare for a slow ride. we are in the yellow. no reports of any accidents or stalls. a bit of a backup over at the bay bridge toll plaza. yes, those metering lights are on and you're slow going just under 25 minutes heading into san francisco. more people are doubling up to afford rising rent.
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lemoore abrams here's from roommates who say they are saving big. >> reporter: meet these two men, one a correctional officer the other on the way to becoming a firefighter. young men in their mid-20s sharing their sacramento home. >> that's the main thing just money, rent is high. >> half the stuff you don't have to worry about rent, finances and food. >> reporter: they are not alone. recent studies show shared housing is on the rise. the latest one by make room us adot organize says the number of 25 to 34-year-olds living with roommates has increased about 40% nationwide in the last decade. >> it's unbelievable sort of shows just how much is changing for this generation. >> reporter: paul burke developed a room finding app called rent hoop. he is focused on big cities like seattle and l.a. but in the two years since launching the app he said sacramento remains his hottest market. >> we're just seeing it go up like that because it's not just college students anymore. it's young adults.
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>> re: cites a tha roommate in sacramento can save each perstothgrocstor >> repome makes sense. they pay $1,200 for this two- bedroom home. two years ago it was going for $300 less. now they are saving money and finding ways to make it together. >> the first ten amends -- >> reporter: working on their youtube channel and making the most out of an unaffordable housing market. >> the university of california students may pay just a little less for tuition when they return to school this fall. the current base tuition at ucs total more than $12,000 a year. today uc regents are set to vote on a plan to decrease tuition by $60 a year. this would be the first tuition decrease at uc in nearly 20 years. it's 5:55 right now. a bay area man is caught on camera peeping on a college student.
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the hunt under way to find him. >> and we have more details on the allegations of rape against a former rideshare driver before his court date this morning where he is facing 12 felony counts.
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monterey county....injuring nearly two dozen soldiers... plus: e police say the now at 6:00, a tent comes crashing down at a military bay in monterey county injuring 22 soldiers. >> plus, where police say the alleged rideshare rapist attacked his victims. >> and gubernatorial candidate gavin newsom reported young immigrants to i.c.e. as san francisco mayor. why he now says he was wrong. >> good morning, everyone. it is thursday, july 19th. i'm michelle griego. >> and i'm kenny choi. >> let's take a look outside. it's going to be warm in the bay area. on the left-hand side you can see the eastern span of the bay bridge. kind of a cool view of it. we don't see that very often.
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and on the right, look at those temperatures. whoo! 97 in fairfield. but pacifica 70 degrees. that's not bad beach weather. >> microclimates in full effect, a nice 30-degree difference. so you can pick and choose wherever you want to go and get a different flavor. this morning, we are waking up to some fog and low-lying clouds. this is the sutro camera the top of mount diablo this morning. sunrise is at 6:02. your morning headlines including morning fog and it will be hot inland later on. high clouds from the south chance of afternoon thunderstorms today and tomorrow. so let's check in your visibility this morning see how it's going to impact you:


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