tv KTVU Morning News Early Edition FOX January 16, 2013 5:00am-6:00am PST
we are live in oakland where a controversial crime fighting plan drew a heated response at a city hall meeting last night. we'll tell you why the police chief got booed. san jose police are searching for a man who tried to abduct a little girl right in front of her home. we'll tell you just how brazen this attempted kidnapping was. i'm not telling you anything you don't already know. it's cold out there again but will temperatures continue to warm up? >> also in a couple hours president obama will tell us his plan for reducing gun
violence in america. all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning. welcome to a brand new day wednesday, january 16th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us this morning. steve paulson is here. and i guess we talked about it a tiny bit warmer. >> a tad warmer. >> it is cold. 20s and 30s. it's getting a little better each day here for some. temperatures right now 20s concord. livermore 27. santa rosa 29. it's darn cold out there. it will be a little warmer near 60 for a few. oakland down to santa cruz. here is sal. good morning. traffic on westbound 24 looks good driving up to the tunnel. there are no major problems by the way on interstate 680 from concord to walnut creek. also the morning commute on westbound 92 the san mateo bridge nice drive over to the
peninsula. let's go back to the desk. the city of oakland one step closer to adopting a new crime fighting plan. that is following a late night vote last night and a really heated meeting inside city hall. tara moriarty joining us live now to tell us why this crime plan is stirring up so much emotion. tara. >> reporter: stop and frisk is at the heart of the controversy here. it's supported by a consultant. someone who could be hired by oakland police to crack down on crime. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: angry protestors repeatedly heckled chief howard jordon and other supporters of the controversial crime fighting plan. it includes hiring former l.a. police chief bill bratton as a consultant for $250,000. he has been credited with turning around the departments in new york and los angeles. but some community members here says his tactics like stop and
frisk encourage racial profiling. >> it is being really questioned in new york. mayor lee has to withdraw it in san francisco. you shouldn't even have it in your vocabulary. [ applause ] >> i'm the person that will be held accountable. i want to make that very clear. bill bratton will be giving me advice and it will be up to me to implement it. >> reporter: now the plan also includes more funding for the police academy to train new officers that will begin in the fall and hiring 20 police service technicians for $1.5 million. the measure that would have the most immediate impacting is the hiring of 11 alameda sheriffs deputies to work ten hour shifts twice a week on violence suppression efforts. now the plan goes before the
council next tuesday. so again that meeting should be pretty heated as well. and coming up we'll share more moments from last nights heated debate with you. live from oakland i'm tara moriarty. >> police chief jordan is backing off from surprising comments he made about gangs. he raised eyebrows that said two gangs in east oakland are responsible for 90% of oakland's violent crimes since last summer. chief jordan now says he was confused. he got his figures wrong. oakland mayor gene quan made a similar statistical error last year. new fears in the south bay after a man tried to snatch a two-year-old girl right from her mother's arms. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose this morning with details with a kidnap attempt and search for the suspect. janine. >> reporter: pam, police con vassed this area looking for the man but came up empty
handed. this hammed on dayo court. a mother told police around 5:40 her two-year-old daughter was playing in front of her house with her siblings. he made a comment about her two- year-old that made her uncomfortable so she picked up her daughter. that is when the man grabbed the toddlers legs and tried to pull the daughter away from her mother. there was a struggle between the two but the woman hanged on to her daughter and went in the house to call 911. that stranger left and was last seen walking on paven drive. he is described as latino between 20 to 30 years old. the mother also said that he smelled like automotive oil. police are taking this very seriously. this was an attempted kidnapping. they are asking anybody who may have been a witness or has any information about this you can call police or give an
anonymous tip. reporting live from san jose janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. we're also following developing news out of london. a helicopter crashed on a crowded street right during rush hour killing two people. now this is what it looked like right after that helicopter crash. it's believed that it hit a crane before crashing. the pilot and a person on the ground were killed. nine others were injured. witnesses say people were running for their lives believing it was a terror attack. reportedly the crane was hidden in the fog at the time of the crash. this morning at the white house president obama will unvail his plan to reduce gun violence. the president wants congress to ban assault weapons, limit high capacity ammunition clips, and also require background checks on anyone who buys a gun. coming up at 5:15 the executive actions the president says he can take without getting the approval of congress. a small group of redwood
city boat owners ignored a midnight deadline. they are still docked at pete's harbor marina. 144 tenants received eviction notices while most of them have left few are still out there. seven have been gwynn more time to move while a few others say they have no choice. they will defie the eviction orders. >> not the best time for a boat move. >> they must have been really cold and in the morning now i crawl back in bed. it has been record cold for the last four days. >> the inner harbor will be a private marina with residential developmental units that will bring a lot of activity here. >> the developers who now own pete's harbor plan to build a 411 unit apartment complex with private boat slips. the water is back on for people in berkeley after crews repaired a broken water line overnight. the east bay utility district says a eight inch line ruptured just about 5:00.
32 customers were effected but service has been restored. >> good for them. time now 5:06. sal is here. he's watching all of the commute but you are starting in the east bay. >> that is right. we're look agent the east bay freeways. 80 is one of the big workhorses there on 80 coming in. that's one of the busiest freeways early and people are on the road getting down to the toll plaza. there are no major problems at the toll plaza but you will see this commute getting busier later. right now it does look pretty good driving into san francisco. also the morning drive livermore valley that looks good driving over. if you there are driving to the peninsula 101 and 280 are off to a nice start. let's do to steve. >> thank you, sal. well our big dome of high pressure 91s there right on the west coast and builds all the way up into british columbia. it's not going anywhere from seven days. there are hints something coming underneath toward the end of the month. i get e-mails and questions
when is that rain coming back? i think end of the month to early february. until then things look really, really quiet and cold. for us it will be we had the higher clouds yesterday. they are out of the picture. the wind has tailed off. it's still an easterly breeze for many or a little puff to the north. the wind has tailed off. some of the higher elevations i've seen 20-25 miles an hour. concord is 29. novato is 27. santa rosa is 29. lots of sunshine. called severe clear and the higher clouds from yesterday are gone. but again that easterly breeze makes it a little tough for some inland areas to get up past 55 degrees. upper 50s to near 60 for some. lots of sunshine. 55 clearlake. 59 sonoma county airport. 56 san rafael.
53 brentwood to 59 downtown oakland. 58 berkeley. al plea da 57. you can see that little down sloping there. santa cruz 62 degrees. 56 saratoga. half-moon bay 57. we'll go 58 redwood city. looks sunny. fog will be creeping back. i went for it on the weekend. the coast will be nice. the bay will be nice. inland temps a little cool. time now 5:08. we have another spare the air day today. that means you're not supposed to burn wood, manufactured fire logs, or any other solid fuel either indoors or out. that ban will last until midnight tonight. that alert is all aimed at reducing the unhealthy air. the psychiatrist of the accused gunman from last years colorado theater shooting is facing a lawsuit. we'll tell you why filed it and the school that is involved. also how one bay area lawmaker wants to change the law after the death of reddic
filed a suit. the psychiatrist should have advised police to arrest suspect james holmes weeks before the shooting rampage. there is a new poll that shows most americans want tougher gun laws after last months deadly school shooting in connecticut. 84% of those surveyed by the associated press say they favor background checks from people who buy guns at gun shows. 55% support a ban on assault weapons. and 51% support a ban on the sale of high capacity ammunition magazines. president obama will lay out his plans for sweeping changes for gun control. as ktvu kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom the president is facing opposition from gun rights groups. many republicans and even some fellow democrats. kyla. >> while the president can make some changes on his own using executive orders, he will need
congress to follow through with gun legislation to change existing laws. at this mornings reveal, president obama will be surrounded by kids who wrote to him after the deadly shooting in newtown, connecticut last month. the white house identified 19 executive actions the president can take. including a major overhaul. he also needs help from congress. he will press lawmakers to mandate background checks for all gun buyers and ban assault style weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. >> if these things were easy they would have been achieved already. if the reyule were easily accomplished it would not need renewing. it would have happened already. >> democratic leaders agree changing gun laws will be a tough battle to win. more on what they are saying
when i see you next. live in washington kyla campbell. and ktvu will bring you live coverage. he's due to make that announcement at 8:55:00 a.m. this morning our time. ktvu will also be streaming the president's remarks live at ktvu.com. new this morning bay area congresswoman has introduced legislation to honor late internet activist aaron swartz. he hanged himself inside his new york city apartment complex. he was facing up to 35 years in prison in charges of stealing academic articles from mit. his proposed legislation called aaron's law would modify the computer abuse act. funeral services will be held in san francisco for francisco gutierrez. he is one of two people killed
in inside a liquor store crash. a gang member was racing a away from police when he caused the deadly crash. that suspect faces murder charges charges. we are having one of the worst flu seasons yet and the bay area is suffering. the medical center in san francisco has four-times more patients this flu season than they have seen in the past two years. the cpmc says most of the cases are adults where other parts are seeing more kids. it does have a good supply of the flu vaccine. the state officials in charge of california's high speed rail project will receive bids from five companies this week. but they won't be comparing numbers. that is because they are not even allowed to open the envelopes. the idea is to keep the officials from only considering costs while evaluating the proposal. the bids under consideration are for the first 29 miles of track in central valley.
muni has approved awarding a $20 million contract to upgrading its communication system. it should be completed in about a year and a half. muni riders will notice new platform displays, public address systems and new subway fiber broad band network system. time now 5:16. if you have to drive on 880, sal will take care of you. >> that is right we're looking at that and the east bay commute. 880 and 580 in oakland. the traffic is looking pretty good on 880 as you drive through. there are no major problems. the traffic continues to look very good if you can drive over to 580 this morning. it's also a very nice commute driving through the lake shore curve. 101 san francisco this traffic is looking very nice coming top top -- coming up to the 80
split. if you are driving on the peninsula 101 and 280 look good. let's go to steve. sal, thank you, sir. clear skies. a little bit of haze starting to form. i think patchy fog is coming around. we had such a dry air mass over us. especially on sunday. sunday was the coldest day by a mile. a little bit more moisture coming into the picture. i k pretty soon we will see fog popping up here. a cold morning no doubt about it. i heard from brent 29 degrees there. yet 41 from brandon and pacifica. a little bit different pattern. slightly warmer coast and bay. it's a very slow warmup though. we'll continue it into thursday and friday and peak out as we go into the weekend. clear skies not a problem there. reporting station says clear and the wind has really tailed off. there is a slight component of an offshore breeze. that is land to sea breeze. yet take some of that cold air and move it toward the valley
and warm it up a little bit. that is why afternoon highs are coming up for some. but 20s for many. take your pick. inland temps 20s or very, very low 30s. the higher clouds from yesterday are long gone. ridge of high pressure is not going anywhere. you can see the cloud cover going offshore. that component of the east wind is still in place. lots of sunshine today. a little warmer coast and bay with that east breeze. that helps oakland and berkeley. 59 sonoma county airport. 55 sausalito. richmond at 57. 55 walnut creek. brentwood 53. slow warmup did go 57 morgan hill. san jose. 62 santa cruz. santa clara at 58. 57 half-moon bay. 56 menlo park. sunny. might be patchy fog. i think it will make more of an appearance. in the valley not by the coast. just about all the european markets are down after a warning that the strong euro
currency can hit profits. japan nikkei finished down 2.5%. checking in on our numbers a little bit of a mixed picture. looks like a pretty good opening. a decent opening for the nasdaq. a drop for the dow and s & p. apple of course has been hurting the nasdaq. its shares down nearly 9% this year. morgan stanley taking a step to align high earners incentive with shareholder interest. the investment bank is deferring the 2012 bonus. delaying the aids wards will help insure bankers and traders cannot receive high pay for transactions. it also gives workers another reason to stay with the company. >> there you go. tonight the search for the next american idol will officially begin. we're going to check out all the buzz leading up to season
12. there is mariah. and surprises waiting for the singers that want to become stars. the man has a wild encounter with a giant fish. the popular tourist spot. why some are angry with him. you can wake up with ktvu every morning. get the mornings top stories that developed while you were asleep sent straight to your cell phone. every weekday morning at 6:00 a.m.. get your ktvu morning wake up call by texting the word wakeup to 7o123.
incredible video of a man verses a giant fish. it's gone viral. it's believed the wild encounter took place at the famed robbie's pier in the florida keys. that is what this man was doing when the fish jumped out of the water and grabbed his arm. some people are angry at the man saying he probably caused permanent damage to the fishes gills and it likely did not survive. new details about the death of a homeless man who's body was found at a garbage dump in petaluma. they are now calling the death an accident. petaluma police say they made contact with 30-year-old luis gomez diaz near railroad tracks thursday night. was alone and appeared to be in good condition. the next day workers found gomez's body inside a dumpster.
now police say he may have climbed in there to get warm. it's believed he was crushed when the dumpster got picked up. the san jose sharks are remembering the man who brought the team to the south bay. they are paying distribute to george gund iii. he died yesterday at the age of 75. he sold the sharks in 2002 but continued to attend the games. sharks will honor him this season with a helmet decal and a jersey patch baring his initials. nba giving sacramento one final shot to keep the team from moving. the league has given sacramento mayor and former basketball star kevin johnson six weeks to present a counter offer. in are reports that chris hanson is close to buying the kings for about $.5 billion.
season 12 of american idol kicks off tonight right here on ktvu channel 2 news. mariah carey, keith urban are joininrandy jackson at judges table. a highly publicized fight between mariahcare rye and nikki minaj caused a lot of trouble. but the judge says the focus is on finding the next big talent. that creates some pretty colorful moments. >> i feel like a lawyer in the courtroom and really trying to plead the persons case to these other two or three that are not getting it. and i've been surprised at the level of passion that comes with that. >> you can expect wild and wacky sometimes off key singers during the early auditions. make sure you are watching for contestants that had surprised auditions after they were secretly nominated by their
friends. american idol returns tonight at 8:00. the premier continues with another two hour episode tomorrow night. >> i think it will be fun to watch. 5:26 is the time. sal checking in on the south bay. traffic on northbound 280 in san jose still looks pretty good. if you want to get on the road before it gets to be too bad here on northbound 280 is moving along very nicely getting up into the west valley. so is 85 and 101. the morning commute looking good on the sunol grade. 5:27 now. let's go to steve. a lot of upper 20s. just putting a graphic together. windsor is 28. gilroy 29. palo alto 29. i'll show you that coming up. we'll end up with sunshine it looks good. still an offshore push. winds are calm. temperatures will be warming up. 50s for some near 60s for others.
the san jose sharks want to thank fans for their loyalty. we'll tell you when tickets go on sale and the special give away after that long lockout. two abduction attempts in the south bay during the past two weeks. one at a shopping mall. the new information that could lead to arrests. we are live at san jose international airport where flights that are grounded for one new aircraft. we'll tell you what happened. ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪
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good morning, to you. welcome back. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. already the middle of the week, pam. it's wednesday january 16th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. 5:30 is the time right now. steve says i know i'm a little stuffy here this morning. i think. maybe it's the cold. >> maybe. could be. it is cold out there. we have upper 20s. it's still cold. there is a little bit more moisture in the air. nothing is going to compare to sunday morning. yet windsor 28. 29 petaluma. east livermore and gilroy a little bit warmer. here is sal. steve, good morning. right now 29 westbound that looks good driving in between walnut creek and oakland no major problems there. also the morning commute looks good if you are driving on interstate 880. now let's go back to the desk. less than one week after launching service in the bay area boeing 787 dream flight is
canceled this morning. lorraine blanco is at the airport with the very latest problems. lorraine. >> reporter: just five days and four flights after its inaugural flight here at san jose international and the dream liner is grounded but not because of any problems here. last night airways flight made an emergency landing in western japan reporting battery problems and a burning smell in the cockpit. 129 passengers used emergency slides to exit the 787. no one was injured but the problems were enough to prompt the volunteer grounding of all dream liner flights while the transported a ministry conducts checks. a flight from japan was supposed to arrive here at san jose international at 10:10 this morning. a spokesperson says safety is always the number one concern here but they do hope to resume
flights when deemed safe. friday's inaugural flight was a direct flight to asia since they canceled service to tech owe seven years ago. no word yet on when the flights will take off again here but they are temporarily grounded while they make the safety checks. reporting live from san jose lorraine blanco. time now 5:32. police in milpitas hoping a new sketch will help solve an attempted kidnapping at the great mall ten days ago. they are searching for a man who tried to kidnap a three- year-old boy. he is described as asian between 50 and 60 years old. the man took the boys hand and tried to walk out of the mall with him on january 6th. the boy's mother screamed and the man ran away. in san jose police now are investigating a kidnapping attempt of a two-year-old girl outside of her home. janine de la vega is in san jose now to tell us what the
girl's mother says happened. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this happened on dayo court in east san jose. now i just spoke to one of the neighbors. he didn't really know too much about it was completely surprised and disturbed this happened. police received a 911 call from a woman at around 5:40 yesterday afternoon saying a strange man approached her and her two-year-old daughter. she said her toddler and siblings were playing in the front and the manmade a comment about her two-year-old that made her uncomfortable. she picked up her daughter and told officers that is when the man grabbed the toddlers legs and tried to pull her away. they struggled but the mother was able to hold on to her daughter. the man was last seen walking away on paven drive. >> scary. we all have little kids here. i have an eight-month-old. and all the kids play in this cul-de-sac.
it's strange. >> reporter: now the suspect is described as being latino between 20 to 30 years old. he had a red baseball cap on. he was wearing blue jeans and a light colored shirt with yellow stripes. the woman also said he smelled like automotive oil. police came out to this neighborhood. canvassed the area. tried to talk to witnesses but they are looking for more tips because they were unable to locate this man. if you have any information you're asked to call san jose police. reporting live janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. a five hour police stand off came to a peaceful end in san francisco stretch monday district. neighbors called police after they heard gunshots inside an apartment yesterday afternoon. when officers arrived, they saw bullet hole in the front door and heard a man screaming. that prompted them to call out a swat team and hostage negotiator. the man inside surrendered. he's under going a mental
evaluation. one teenager still missing from a detention facility. 17-year-old walked away from the orin allen youth rehabilitation center. teenager is dried as latino about six feet tall 165 pounds. he was last seen wearing an orange jump suit and black sweatshirt. authorities city not to -- authorities say not to approach the teenager but call police. not everyone is happy with the marin county gun buy back program even though 827 weapons were collected. it was so successful organizers ran out of cash an hour after it began. the line outside novato police headquarters stretched around the building. people received $2 hurricane for turning -- $200 for turning in a semi automatic weapon. and $100 for other weapons. >> i'm a little surprised but
not totally surprised. it is the government afterall. >> the marin county districts attorney office will count up all those vouchers to see if they can raise the extra cash. for now food trucks in downtown mountain view can continue to serve their late night customers. they talked about a food truck ban at their meeting last night. some say those vehicles are a public safety concern on congested streets. others say the truck is serving a grab and go clientele and people who want to eat out after 10:00 p.m.. right now 5:36. let's go back over to sal to check in on traffic. where are you start something >> we're starting on interstate 80 this morning. the traffic is moving along pretty well as you drive on 80 westbound as you continue down to the mccarthur maze. no major problems and it looks like the traffic at the bay there is not a big delay at all coming through. if you are driving on the
peninsula we're looking at 101 and 280 it's a very nice drive heading on 101 down to the south bay with no major issues. we're also looking at the livermore valley that has early slow traffic. this morning we do have a little slowing coming already. 5:37 let's go to steve. sal, thank you. another cold one out there. there is a little bit more moisture in the air. i think we're going to start seeing patchy fog over the next couple of mornings here. but it's still cold. 20s upper 20s. windsor is in there. east livermore. concord 29. santa rosa 28 degrees. low 30s for some. santa rosa same. livermore 27. that is the at the airport. clear skies. we had a few high clouds yesterday. a little bit of patchy fog. i think about ready to form. maybe not yet. another cold morning. slight warmup around the bay and also the coast. we still get that component of
an easterly breeze. so that helps some areas. it's a very slow warmup. i think each day we're coming up about 1-2 degrees. we'll continue that theme. it's colder in alaska. and three degrees in fair bank. a little different pattern up there. higher clouds for us are gone. the offshore breeze continues to push everything what is left out to sea or south. so a lot of sunshine. a little warmer. that east breeze is in place. warming up a little bit. 58 novato. vallejo 54. cold air in the valley is cool. oakland 59. 56 saratoga. 55 santa cruz. 62 milpitas. 57 half-moon bay. 55 in san francisco. sunny a little bit of patchy fog. lows will come up slightly and highs in the low to mid 60s. >> thanks. stormy weather around the bay area during the christmas
holiday left behind costly damage. in woodside two culverts and equestrian bridge are in need of bridge. the estimated cost $6 # 3,000. in portola alpine road is in need of work. it could cost $300,000 for that tickets for san jose sharks go on sale at 10:00 this morning. the first home game is a week from tomorrow. it's against phoenix and to thank fans for their patience, there are promotions throughout the seasonnen colluding opening night give ways and lunch with the team. the trophy tour for the giants moved to vallejo today. it will be on display from 3:30 to 5:30 today. vallejo is the fifth stop for the world series trophies they
will be on display in three dozen cities in the next three months. we've got new information about cycling star lance armstrong interview with oprah. why one person familiar with the interview says armstrong was not completely honest during this confession. the new evidence that energy drinks can be very bad for your health. westbound 237 the traffic here still not stop and go. ñç5xñóñmñz?cç?çñkñkñe-
for you right now at 5:43. late last night oakland's public safety committee approved a controversial crime fighting plan during a chi yachtic meeting. this plan would inclue hiring former los angeles police chief william bratton as a consultant. they believe he would bring a racist crime fighting program to the streets of oakland. the full city council will vote on all of this next week. in just hours from now president obama will outline his proposals for reducing gun violence. among other things the president is expected to call on congress to ban assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. many boeing 787 flights around the world are grounded including those going out of mineta airport. japan's two biggest airlines grounded their entire dream liner fleet after a burning smell in the cockpit forced an emergency landing in japan. the 787 started flying to the south bay on friday.
new this morning the number of people sent to emergency rooms because of energy drinks has doubled. that is according to a new study over four years by the substance abuse and mental health services administration. most of the 20,000 people who sought medical attention between 2007 and 2011 were young adults. it can cause a range of problems. officer was shot and killed while responding to a burglary report. 35-year-old kevin tonn was a canine officer and had been with the police department for 3.5 years. he was shot during a struggle with a suspect yesterday morning at about 11:30. the suspect fired shots at a second officer as well before fatally shooting himself. suspects name has not been released. the second officer was not hurt. time now 5:45. police are searching for two
men who robbed a home depot and caused a worker to faint. witnesses say the two masked men entered the davis street store just after 7:00 last night. they robbed a cashier at gunpoint and ran off with the money. there were a number of people inside the store at the time. one employee fainted and taken to the hospital for treatment. new developments in the lance armstrong case. if they are reporting a federal investigation into armstrong's finances is now examing his relationship with san francisco financier. in the meantime someone who is familiar with lance armstrong's interview with oprah says he was not contrite when he talked about his use of performance enhancing drugs. the source is telling the new york daily news that lance armstrong described himself as another cyclist that chose to use ban substances to compete in the grueling sport.
facebook new graph search feature is getting mixed reviews. many facebook fans say they like the idea of a way to search their friends data bases. it will help them connect with people on things they didn't know they had in common. they are also say it would help them find restaurants, music and hobbies that their friends like. tech analysts say that could help with advertising in the long run but they also see negatives as well. >> how they presented it was horrid. at the end of the day it was presented as another search feature. kind of a linked in light. facebook also getting blame that the announcement came out now. for some users the graph search feature won't be available for years. happening now school bus drivers in new york city are on strike leaving thousands of kids without a ride to school. now i want to show you new video of the drivers picketing this morning. they walked off the job just about three hours ago. the union is upset that the
city put the bus contracts up for bid with no job guarantees for drivers. the strike effects more than 150,000 students. many of whom are disabled. school officials handed out metro cards so students could take the subway and city buses. summer street festivals in san francisco may soon be no smoking zones. san francisco supervisors anonymously approved a ban on smoking at many outdoor events that requires streets to be closed. organizers would have to make announcements that the fairs are smoke free events and put up no smoking signs. the board is due to take a final vote on this in two weeks. all right sal say there is is police activity in san leandro. let's check in on that. >> that is right. we had reports of shots fired at a truck on 238 approaching 880. right there where i put the red indicator. apparently the big rig driver noticed the truck had been shot
and called chp. they are investigating now. 238 near 880 in this area. it's unclear if it's causing any traffic problems. no one was hurt. but we'll let you know if we hear anything more about this in san leandro. let's move along and take a look at interstate 880 here. it looks pretty good. no major problems there. if you are driving and approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. our big dome of high pressure continues. i was writing an e-mail to somebody. they wanted to know pattern and rainage. if there is any rain coming. maybe toward the end of the month. now again it's a slow process. it's not something that would happen tomorrow. there is signs of it but not for ten days out. right now it's a much colder
pattern as you well know. little bit warmer coast and bay. not a lot. we still have that come pent of an -- component of an easterly breeze or offshore. the air mass has been so dry lately. it's starting to juice up a little bit each day. that benefits maybe the coast and bay with warmer temps. that east wind will make it tough for inland areas. once that fog sets up it could be really tough to warm up. today lots of sunshine. 20s for many already. boulder creek in there. walnut creek. livermore 31. i've seen 27 and 29. 28 novato. you can see the push right there. that is offshore. so land to sea breeze. lots of sunshine. a little warmer. that east breeze maybe a little breezy in the higher elevations. 50s in the north bay. 53 brentwood. 59 downtown oakland. berkeley 58. 58 santa clara.
62 santa cruz. 57 half-moon bay. 58 redwood city. 55 san mateo. sunny each day. lows will be coming up as well. patchy fog will be forming as we get closer to the weekend. just a few moments ago government reported consumer prices remain unchanged in december. the decline of gasoline helped hold prices steady. the core number edged up just slightly. one tenth of a percent. that matches analysts forecast. chrysler agreed to have one of the deep models built in china. chrysler is not saying which model it will be. the vehicles made in china will be sold in that company. chrysler sold 50,000 suvs in china last year. united airlines has started offering satellite wi-fi
service on some of the longer flights. they have one 747. it plans to extend the satellite service to 300 of the other planes by the end of the year. time now 5:51. flooded casinos in lake tahoe. the chaos as water started pouring in. why it happened and can they keep et from happening -- keep it from happening again. will the surf be up? new predictions on whether the surf will happen this weekend.
it's cold out. upper 20s a few to mention. but temperatures are coming up a little bit. few upper 50s now. time now 5:54. the cold weather caused a real mess at some casinos. record low temperatures on monday made water pipes and sprinkler heads burst at four casinos. harrah's was hit the hardest. thousands of gallons of water drenched the high roller room. firefighters have reinstalled all of the sprinklers. a big concern now is about vacation homes where water pipes could burst as things got warmer. the house of representatives in washington approved a $50 billion measure to help the victims of super storm sandy.
despite opposition from some republicans. they wanted to offset the cost of the aid by cutting spending but others said it was important to pass that bill as it is in order to avoid further delays. it's been more than two weeks since that big storm hit back east. measure now goes to the senate. it is expected to pass early next week. san francisco could soon require more than construction companies to give preference to city residence when they hire new workers. the cities law has been effect for two years and consider the a success. now they will require tech companies that require special permits or get tax breaks to hire people who live in the city. right now they only have to consider hiring san francisco residents. just consider that. commuting in luxury during this mornings bart and ferry rides. think complimentary massages and gourmet treats. representatives will be pampering riders of the golden
gate ferries and people at the powell, embarcadero, and montgomery bart stations. the mavericks big wave surfing competition could be held in half-moon bay this sunday. organizers say there is a big swell coming but they won't know if the conditions are exactly right until about 48 hours before the event. spectators won't be allowed on the beach this year because of safety concerns. organizers say the best way to watch is online. do you see a wave of traffic on 280 and 80? >> i like that. very creative. >> he's good. >> we're looking at the commute on 280 northbound. i always want to hear about this because it gets busy later. it looks good right now. i also want tory mind you there was a -- remind you there was a big rig that reports there were
shots fired at his truck. coming up next. developing news out of london. a deadly helicopter crash and early concerns it could be tied to sinister forces. protest controversy last night at oakland city hall over a move to bring in a high priced consultant to reduce crime on the streets. good morning. temperatures are cold but will we continue to warm up? we'll have the warmer forecasted highs in two minute. iyin)ñ)o