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bridge right now. patchy fog as well and a mix of sun and clouds and stars. temperatures chilly to begin with today down to the upper 30s in santa rosa, 46 in san jose and 49 degrees in oakland. looking toward the afternoon, going to be cooler of average here but warmer than yesterday. average numbers in the 60s and 70s. still some places as much as 7 degrees below average into concord. about 8 degrees below average at 60 in san francisco. and should be a sunny day and 67 in san jose. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. we have a problem spot in 5:00 hour in berkeley westbound 80 number 3 lane blocked, no delays. the accident was just record. chp heading to the scene now. so with that lane blocked at university avenue it could cause some delays through richmond. otherwise, all the other approaches through the macarthur maze and heading towards the bay bridge including westbound 24 near
telegraph in oakland everything is very light so far no delay all the way through the caldecott tunnel from orinda in contra costa county. they have been doing a lot of roadwork on the richmond/san rafael bridge just east of it and this morning and every morning through friday they have that one lane blocked eastbound 580 approaching western. no big delays but they should re-open it by 6 a.m. and here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. so far in the clear, no metering lights. back to you. the search is on for a san jose man missing since he headed for the sierra to mine for gold. 65-year-old walter steever left on his trip about a week ago today and hasn't returned home. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec joins us from the newsroom with what investigators have to go on. ann. >> reporter: not a lot. today is day 3 of a full-scale
search in nevada county. they have been searching for 24 hours for a man who mines gold for fun. 65-year-old walter stever left his home in san jose for a gold mining trip on october 23. >> this is a hobby he enjoys, comes here frequently. >> reporter: when he didn't return home over the weekend his wife called authorities monday. his car was parked in a fire lane in a rural area. around 100 volunteers are scouring more than 120 acres. the terrain is rocky and rugged. >> it's difficult, steep, as you can see very difficult to search. >> reporter: people who live in steever's west san jose neighborhood say he is a kind quiet man and resourceful always rend did i to lend a helping hand. >> i just hope he is okay, his family is okay, i'll say
prayers and hopefully everything will be okay. >> reporter: searchers are calling this a rescue mission not recovery so that's good news. they don't suspect foul play. >> thank you, anne makovec live in our newsroom. so while all this is going on, snow is blanketing the higher elevations up in the sierra. donner summit got over a foot of snow. no chain restrictions on 80 or 50 if you are heading up to tahoe. hundreds of people packed a church in santa rosa to mourn the death of 13-year-old andy lopez. friends and family carried the body of the teen killed by a sonoma county sheriff's deputy last week. the deputy thought lopez had a real gun but it was a pellet gun. >> i think that maybe being here in church might consolidate you for a few minutes but then the nightmare just will never go away ever. >> before the funeral hundreds of people had a peaceful march
in santa rosa to protest the shooting, another march is planned this afternoon. andy lopez's shoot something renewing an effort in sacramento. a california lawmaker might try again to get a bill passed that would require all toy guns to look like toys. state senator kevin deleon on the left originally made the proposal back in 2011. he would like fake guns to be translucent or brightly colored like this one. his earlier proposal failed after being opposed by the nra and toy companies. cbs reporter ben tracy asked deleon about that. >> i imagine that people who make these toy guns say the point is for them to look real and no one wants a gun that's bright pink or bright yellow or bright orange. what do you say to them? >> we're talking about children's lives. we're talking about lives that have been cut short unfortunately sadly by law enforcement because law enforcement didn't have the ability within a split nanosecond to discriminate between the real thing and a fake gun. >> federal law requires
imitation guns to have an orange tip at the barrel but it doesn't cover pellet guns like the one lopez was carrying. police departments are warning trick or treaters not to carry anything on halloween that could be mistaken for a weapon. campbell police say four shooting suspects appear in footage captured by a surveillance camera. it shows three men and a woman behind the man with a cowboy hat at the spot the nightclub orchard drive 2 a.m. saturday. investigators say one of the four shot an employee of the club after he asked the group to turn down their music in a parking lot. police say the victim is recovering. drunk driving is suspected in a deadly crash in sonoma valley last night. the chp says a jaguar veered into oncoming traffic and hit a toyota head on. a passenger into the jaguar was killed. all three people in the toyota were hurt including a 5-year- old girl. the collision blocked state route 121 for hours. the woman charged in the
dui crash that killed a menlo park couple is due in court this afternoon after her arraignment was put off for a second day. 54-year-old marjorie reitzell has missed two scheduled court appearances after complaining of chest pains. reitzell faces vehicular manslaughter and dui charges. she was on probation for a. dui conviction when police say she hit and killed kamal and balbir singh last thursday. reitzell's brother says his sister had a mental breakdown. alameda county sheriff's and fire departments will hold a news conference this afternoon with new information on the probe into a castro valley assisted care home. investigators say 14 patients were left with just a skeleton staff at the valley springs manor facility. the state shut down the facility last thursday citing a long list of violations including locking residents inside, inadequate amount of food and roaches and rodent droppings. a state assembly committee will hold a hearing next month
into the deaths on bart tracks in walnut creek. the chairman of the committee of labor and employment says the hearing is to get to the bottom of what happened earlier this month. the workers were struck by a train it that was operated by a trainee during the recent bart strike. two san jose city council members want to charge recruits if they leave the sj police department to go to another department. the idea is to make rookie officers pay the city back for training costs if they don't stay with the san jose department. the city is worried about losing officers to other cities because of lower pay and benefits for those new recruits. santa clara looking to hire more than 100 police officers for their new levi stadium. they will be on duty during the 49ers games, concerts, college games and, of course, the "super bowl l" in 2016. the pay for the part-time work, $55 an hour from revenues from the stadium. ac transit will come up with ways to increase ridership
including ideas for day passes currently not available on ac transit, other proposals including eliminating time restrictions on transfers and lower the prices of local passes. ac transit serves alameda and contra costa counties. in san francisco the transit system will get 50 new hybrid muni buses in addition to the 62 hybrid buses approved for the fleet. total cost $40 million. google won't say what it's up to on the bay. what happened when we went to see the mystery barge for ourselves. >> plus, stopping a graffiti epidemic. the prizing solution working in oakland. >> and a lot of neighbors left scratching their heads. yahoo's ceo making a rather odd and creepy purchase in palo alto. we'll explain. >> chilly in parts of the bay area now but we have some sunshine coming our way. just how warm it will get coming up. >> and we have an updated accident location and a growing traffic jam now in berkeley. we'll have all the latest details on this accident right after the break. ,, ,,,,,,,,
it. kpix 5's brian webb in an exclusive report got up close to investigate. reporter: we shove off for treasure island, destination the mysterious floating google barge and the secrets that lie within. something even san francisco's own mayor admits he has no idea about. >> no, they kept the secret from me, as well. >> reporter: as we cruise up, almost close enough to touch, you can see cargo containers stacked four high with dark netting at one end on a barge some 250 feet long. theories range from a floating data center, retail store, a super secret laboratory, all the way to a floating paintball arena. the crew says they did some work on the project but are sworn to secrecy so we found our own expert an architect whose designed projects using shipping containers and building on water. >> at this scale for a floating structure it's the first i have heard of.
>> reporter: joe says cargo containers are functional, cheap and by building on water, you're out of reach of many regulations. he thinks the theory of a data center cooled by sea water is interesting but his money is on a floating google shopping center. >> they wouldn't be doing something so visibly public with so much secrecy if they didn't want some kind of marketing blast when they announced what it was. >> reporter: but alas, the google-built barge on treasure island will keep its secrets at least for another day. brian webb, kpix 5. >> one of our sources believes the barge will become retail space for google glass but it's a guess because the mountain view company is not talking. that isn't the only mystery google barge. there's another one like it floating off the coast of maine. someone set up a spoof twitter account for the barge.
the navy launched a new warship this week. also trending set your clocks back an hour sunday morning. entourage the popular hbo series will be turned into a movie. and bob barker the former price is right host is returning to the show for his 90th birthday. you can follow us at twitter at #cbssf. >> the great karnow is not trending. i'm disappointed. [ laughter ] >> we'll start the trend. >> we will! it's all over facebook. everybody we know. great karnow. that's right. all over. check it out during our commercial breaks. all right. meantime, we are talking about this accident in berkeley and i think we can still see it in our camera. you can see flashing lights. so the accident is approaching ashby blocking a middle lane up to five cars involved. several of which are on the right-hand shoulder but look at that traffic jam. it's growing through berkeley for at least an exit. and yes, there you go, there's a live look westbound 80 approachin ashby avenue.
everything else is at the speed limit through the livermore valley. looks good on tracy through 205. usually around this time we start to see yellow sensors popping up meaning speeds are slowing down below 40 miles per hour and then that drive time turns to yellow, as well. eastbound 580 across the richmond/san rafael bridge, roadwork continues this morning on the eastern span. they have one lane blocked until 6:00. it could cause some delays heading towards the east bay. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza, free and clear all lanes no metering lights just yet. and bart in fact has 41 trains and they are all on time. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." for the latest on your forecast and the great karnow, here he is, lawrence himself. >> the great karnow is seeing changes coming our way in the not too distant too much. cool and foggy early on. temperatures in the 30s and 40s
but by the afternoon we are going to see a whole lot of sunshine, staying cool though toward the coastline only 50s there. sunshine inside the bay and 60s and getting near 70 in some of the warmest spots. high pressure building in slowly today. that's going to be enough to help warm these temperatures but the next couple of days as this ridge builds in, we have some very nice weather coming our way. we're not expecting delays at sfo today and by the afternoon plenty of sunshine and 63 degrees. around the u.s., yup, got some thunderstorms in chicago, about 63. 55 showers in denver. and looks like rain and thunderstorms in houston, could cause storm delays. 61. part cloudy cloudy in new york. around the bay today, we will see temperatures running up on the cool side of normal but still not bad. 67 san jose, 64 fremont, 66 redwood city. east bay numbers up in the 60s almost 70 degrees into brentwood. then inside the bay, 65 degrees
in oakland and 60 in san francisco. next couple of days we are going to warm those temperatures up. of course, we have halloween tomorrow looking good lots of sunshine all day long. and the temperatures in the mid- 70s in some spots. hey, that's a forecast even the great karnow could be proud of looking nice into the weekend too just a couple of clouds coming our way. >> you really are the great karnow. >> i'm feeling pretty good today. [ laughter ] >> thank you. oakland is trying to erase its graffiti problem. the city's tagging numbers are 60% higher than just a couple years ago. but as kpix 5's ryan takeo shows us, some businesses are drawing in muralists to fight the graffiti epidemic. >> i'm tired of fighting it. reporter: mike mccarthy was so tired of tagging outside his front door he paid $800 for muralists to paint this at the paint store. >> it's a paint store, not that type of paint but fitting i guess. >> reporter: mccarthy thinks that's a steal. >> saving me a lot of money in labor. >> reporter: once a week his
workers used to repaint the business's walls. mccarthy said it added up to $5,000 a year. >> we haven't had to repaint the building in three weeks. >> reporter: he has heard from critics who wonder if the taggers he hired sprayed here until his patience ran out. he hopes that's not the case and stands by the new walls. >> generally it's not the muralists that are going out and doing the vandalism? >> reporter: desi mundo is a muralist. his organization has spray- painted more than 100 projects all over oakland. >> the mural is the silence of violence. >> reporter: this one depicts the 131 murdered in city limits last year. mundo says the city is wasting money in abatement. oakland paid more than $1 million last year. mundo says that's just covering up graffiti short term. >> we need a more pro-active solution by involving muralist. >> reporter: for some frustrated businesses who are not afraid to pay up, murals could be the answer. in oakland, ryan takeo, kpix 5.
>> it's important to note that mundo's organization does not charge companies. grants usually pay for the work. 5:18. yahoo's ceo marissa mayer has bought her neighborhood funeral home in palo alto. the 1.16-acre property is a block away from her home. sources at the funeral home say she bought it. the price is reported to be about $11 million. neighbors are confused about her purchase. >> what the heck is she going to do with that place? not something i'd like in my inventory. >> plenty of space in the hills. she could buy a compound, not disturb the neighbors. >> it comes after mark zuckerberg bought up a handful of products in his palo alto neighborhood, as well. 5:19. a new york bus driver steps in to save a life of a suicidal woman. the dramatic scene captured on camera. >> and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, the warriors open their season against the lakers
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win a championship now. we're going for it. >> not so fast for the lakers. close game against the clippers, 4th quarter when the lakers go on an 18-6 run. they did it with their entire starting five on the bench. there's jordan farmer. lakers win and they will be at oracle tonight. check out the odds. the warriors to win the tight 282-1, the lakers 50-1. when is the last time that happened? and by the way, yes, the heat favored to win at their third straight title. king james and company got their championship rings hosting the bulls at home. lebron 17 points, 6 rebounds on the night. the heat pick up where they left off winning easily, 107- 107-95. good night! that is a huge fish! >> linda williams became the first woman to have the winning catch in cabo san lucas' annual
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the eastshore freeway. >> good morning, it's wednesday, october 30. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30 now. a santa rosa community packing a church yesterday to say good- bye to one of their own. >> services were held last night for 13-year-old andy lopez. friends and family carried the body of the teen who was killed by a sonoma county sheriff's deputy last week. the deputy thought lopez had a real gun. it was a pellet gun. >> it was very heart-wrenching having seen the mother, i cannot fathom what she is going through. >> before the funeral hundreds of people had a peaceful march in santa rosa to protest the shooting. another march is planned this afternoon. kpix 5's cate caugiran is in santa rosa at the scene of last week's shooting. cate, the death has led to new talk about making toy guns look like toys. >> reporter: this memorial marks where andy lopez was shot and killed after a deputy thought he was carrying a
rifle. now his death is inspiring a california lawmaker to reintroduce a bill that makes sure that toy guns look like toys. state senator kevin de leon made the proposal in 2011. he wants fake guns to be see- through or colored. the proposal didn't past. >> reporter: i imagine the people who make these toy guns say the point is for them to look real. and no one wants a gun that's bright pink or yellow or orange. what do you say to them? >> we're talking about children's lives. we're talking about lives that have been cut down short unfortunately sadly by law enforcement because law enforcement didn't have the ability within a split nanosecond to discriminate between the real thing and a fake gun. >> reporter: federal law requires imitation guns to have an orange tip on the barrel. but the law does not cover
pellet guns like andy lopez's. now, the nra had no comment. in the past their position has been that air guns and bb guns should not be treated like real guns. therefore, should not be brightly colored. live in santa rosa, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> guns may be staying in the hands of some potentially dangerous owners here in california! an audit performed by the state showed several california courts don't report the mentally ill to the state officials undermining efforts to remove guns from people who are not allowed to have them. happening later today, san francisco police chief greg suhr will hold a town hall meeting to discuss this past weekend's officer-involved shooting. an officer shot a suspect on the run after shooting another man. the suspect was treated at a hospital while the victim fled the scene. tonight's meeting will be held at the marina middle school the widow of the nevada middle school teacher who gave his own life to save others s&p speaking out for the first
time. jericka duncan reports the math teacher's wife knew her husband tried to stop the shooter even before authorities told her what happened. >> i knew exactly what he did. i into you that he stopped it. >> reporter: when sharon landsberry first heard about the shooting at sparks middle school, she sent her husband a text message. he didn't respond. she had a feeling michael a marine in nevada air national guardsman had stepped in. police say a 12-year-old shot and killed the popular math teacher and coach as he tried to convince the boy to put down his weapon. >> he wouldn't want me to be angry. there's no reason to be angry. we lived a good life. >> reporter: three days before michael died, the couple celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary. before he left for work the morning of the shooting, he said these final words to his wife. >> have a good day, my beautiful wife. i can't wait to be home with you and go for our walk. i love you. >> reporter: sharon says almost every morning michael would put a sticky note on her coffee cup
to say i love you. she kept every, single note and is thankful that she did. >> he's always there, always will be. he's guiding me through. >> reporter: this sunday, michael will receive a 21-gun salute as family and friends celebrate his life and his love for community and country. jericka duncan, cbs news. >> police are still trying to determine what prompted the middle school student to open fire as students arrived for class last monday morning. jackets required this morning but otherwise a good day. >> chilly to start especially in the north bay valleys in the 30s and following. this afternoon a lot of sunshine coming our way and temperatures warming up nicely. high pressure now building in. still, we are starting out with some 30s in the north bay valleys this morning and some fog there too. 37 in napa. 37 in santa rosa. and 46 degrees in san jose. i think by the afternoon, these temperatures still going to be on the cooler side. but at least we are seeing more sunshine today.
usually in the 60s and the 70s, today, well, cooler than normal but comfortable. 68 in livermore and sunny skies. 60 degrees and cool in san francisco. and should be about 67 degrees in san jose. more on your forecast coming up. right now let's check your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. now we go back to berkeley. this five-car crash is causing delays on the eastshore freeway westbound 80 before ashby, that accident five cars is blocking one of the middle lanes. it is beginning in the clear stages so they are working to remove it all off to the right- hand shoulder and a number of cars are already there but in the meantime, you can see the delays backed up to at least gilman and growing. and the drive time down the eastshore freeway looks like it's slow up to 25 minutes on westbound 80, carquinez bridge to the maze. at the bay bridge toll plaza, no delay. good across the span. this accident in antioch westbound 4 approaching somersville road is off to the right-hand shoulder. the delays are building behind it from at least "a" street.
bart would be a great option this morning because all the trains are all running on time. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you. >> thank you. someone broke know a san jose elementary school and stole $70,000 worth of laptop computers and ipads, as well. more than 60 of those devices all taken over the weekend from the technology room at the river glen elementary school. parents spent years raising funds for the equipment. the value falls below the deductible so they won't be replaced immediately. police are hoping to speak to a tipster who may have some information on the death of that woman in san francisco's hospital stairwell. investigators say the man told a supervisor at the general hospital he saw someone lying in the stairwell october 4. that's 4 days later the body of lynne spalding was discovered. an attorney for the hospital told spalding's family the supervisor checked that stairwell that day but saw no
one. the "chronicle" is the latest major newspaper to stop using the name redskins for washington, d.c.'s nfl football team. there is a growing trend among publications and tv shows in refusing to use the team's name. some native americans find it offensive but the nfl will not change it. the team has won two games this year. they play the 9ers on the november 25. happening today, the nation's budget problems are back in the spotlight on capitol hill. house and senate negotiators will sit down for formal talks. they are aiming to reach a long- term agreement before the temporary budget expires january 15. less than half hour from now, a hearing will begin on capitol hill about the nation's trouble plagued healthcare website and as susan mcginnis reports, a top obama administration officials faces tough questions. >> reporter: health and human
services secretary kathleen sebelius will be in the hot seat today testifying in front of a house committee about problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president should ask the secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obamacare. >> reporter: in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blamed contractors hired to build the website for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or cms. she says unfortunately a subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the testimony you are -- >> reporter: but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: marilyn taviner, the head of cms, says fixes since the launch have improved the website. >> you're saying the system right now is working? >> it's working, just not at
the speed we want and at the success rate we wanted. >> reporter: contractors say they warned the obama administration about the glitches weeks before the launch. members of congress say they want to know when sebelius first learned of the problems and who did she tell. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> president obama will visit boston today to promote and defend the healthcare reform of program. the spy games in the nation's capital are under the microscope again this morning. yesterday, national intelligence director james clapper told the house intelligence committee the u.s. has been spying on our allies for years. >> it's one of the first things i learned in intel school in 1963, that this is the fundamental given in the intelligence business is leadership intentions no matter what level you're talking about. that can be military leaders, as well. >> do you believe that the allies have conducted or at any time any type of espionage
activity against the united states of america, our intelligence services, leaders or otherwise. >> absolutely. >> the white house is now reviewing the program that monitored foreign leaders including german chancellor angela merkel. blue chip stocks are up ahead of the opening bell. >> today the fed is likely to determine how the market goes. let's check in with gigi stone at cbsmoneywatch.com live in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. now, this afternoon, the federal reserve will announce if it is changing its economic stimulus program. investors believe the fed bond buying program will continue. that sent the dow to a record high yesterday up 111 points and the futures are rising this morning. if you are on social security your monthly payments will increase next year by roughly 1.5%. unfortunately, that is the smallest increase in 40 years. facebook is slated to report its 3rd quarter financials
today. some analysts predict they will beat revenue forecast based on strong growth in mobile advertising. apparently facebook knows if a couple is going to break up before they even do. this is according to researchers at cornell university. they found the more friends the couple have in common on facebook the more likely they are to break up because they are less likely to have separate lives and interests. but the good news is you can always find a new friend on facebook. >> here in the bay area we love our wine but there's some troubling news, right? >> reporter: oh, who doesn't love his wine? this is very troubling. global wine production dropped by more than 5% last year due to bad weather. and the industry is experiencing an undersupply of nearly 300 million cases a year around the world. apparently, that is not enough to keep up with worldwide demand so stock up now. this is very serious. >> i'm going to bevmo! today! >> gigi stone
cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. >> napa, not bevmo! >> well, we can head up there, too. >> good point. 5:42. silicon valley's largest employers just cut nearly 900 jobs. cisco systems laid off that many workers this month. the company though let us know in august that it was going to lay off 4,000 workers worldwide. that's 5% of its total workforce. cisco had laid off 182 local workers in may. 5:42. coming up, high-tech while high- flying. southwest's new in-flight entertainment system takes off at oakland. >> and a bizarre mystery in a bay area crate. what's causing a seafood bonanza for the birds and the racoons coming up. >> and a brazen bear out foxes the lapd. how his day-long romp finally came to an end. ,,,,,,
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neighborhood on lockdown. t huge black bear ran through a golf course, streets and 's front yard. fo this furry fugitive put a southern california neighborhood on lockout. the black bear ran through a golf course and through a few front yards for hours terrifying neighbors out foxing and out maneuvering game wardens too. >> he is huge. probably one of the biggest black bears i have ever seen and i have seen quite a few because i used to do -- i was on a bear rescue committee and he looked scared. >> you can see the tag on that bear's ear.
it means he has been in the neighborhood before. it was tranquilized captured and shipped to colorado. [ laughter ] why colorado? they have enough bears in colorado. >> there was a moose on the loose in colorado yesterday. >> i know. >> they are coming out of the woodwork! in berkeley they just cleared this accident. all lanes are open. unfortunately, you can see a delay there. this is a live look at the accident. flares westbound 80 at ashby a five-car accident blocking the number lane. drive time about a half hour, usually 15 to 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze but looks pretty good once you reach the bay bridge toll plaza. fastrak lanes great all the way into san francisco.
dublin interchange headlines towards the dublin interchange and 680, 21 minutes coming up over the altamont pass and through the livermore valley. there is an accident in tracy near 205 and 580. a motorcycle accident is blocking one lane. that's a little farther east obviously. here's a live look at our milpitas cam. westbound 237 in the clear between 880 all the way towards zanker road and continues to move well towards sunnyvale. and a little farther north in oakland 880 the nimitz this is near the oakland coliseum, oakland airport, taillights northbound and it's a smooth ride towards your downtown oakland exit. 16 minutes or so between 238 and the maze. there's still this accident it's there i just put it up because it is causing some slowdowns even though it is out of lanes. it is on the shoulder westbound 4 a little sluggish off the antioch bridge and really bottlenecks towards "a" street. once you get past somersville everything is cleared through pittsburg, bay point and concord and bart is fine with all the trains all on time. that is your latest "kcbs
traffic." mightk a good day for a -- might be a good day for a warm pumpkin latte with your forecast. >> i love that. >> i'm overloaded on pumpkin. >> they gave one to me by accident but i love it now. i'm addicted. >> a free one? >> nothing is free, elizabeth. [ laughter ] around the bay area today, yeah, a little chilly in spots. 30s on the 50s with patchy fog. by the afternoon a whole lot of sunshine. 50s at the coasts, 60s at the bay, 70s inland. high pressure slowly building into the bay area. it will strengthen today and tomorrow so gradual warming around the bay area should make for a beautiful halloween. around the state if you are traveling we have 70s expected into the central valley and dry. dry into the high country where they had snow yesterday. 51 degrees in lake tahoe. good time to get out there and check it out. should be beautiful.
and around the bay today, we'll keep things a little cool in spots toward the coastline still in the 50s there. we'll find 60s and sunshine inside the bay and mid- to upper 60s i inland. as we look out toward the next couple of days, more sun on the way, halloween looks great plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures. then a few more clouds come our way and numbers cool down over the weekend. but staying dry the next five to seven days. let's check out your schoolcast for today. this for christopher high school in gilroy. morning bell chilly start to the day hovering around 40 degrees. grab a light jacket out the door. recess, my favorite time of the day, lots of sunshine, temperatures in the 60s. then mid-60s when you get out. if you would like to nominate your school for our kpix 5 schoolcast, go to kpix.com/schoolcast. you can enter your school there. >> are you sure you didn't get a free pumpkin latte yesterday? >> i didn't! >> i heard a rumor you did. >> did i? >> that's what someone said.
[ laughter ] >> check those memory banks. >> thank you. >> just saying. 5:50 right on the nose. something strange is going on right now in one of santa clara valley's best known creeks. a three-quarter-mile stretch of stevens creek in cupertino and sunnyvale is completely dry the result a lot of dead steelhead trout and other fish as well as crawdad carcasses. it's providing plenty of food for birds and racoons and plenty of headaches for the valley water districts. they have been releasing water into the creek from local reservoirs, but it hasn't helped. >> we had been keeping the water going to fremont avenue and expected that the water would continue to flow there so it's a little -- we just don't know right now exactly what caused it. >> today the valley water district will crack open a pipe about a mile and a half up the creek. they hope that water which comes from the delta will help solve the problem. marine biologists in southern california have found a host of parasites on the
giant oarfish found off the coast of catalina island. scientists at uc-santa barbara dissected the 18-foot fish and say the discovery of the parasites is important and could help them determine where the fish live and hunt for food. not clear what caused the death of this oarfish and another one found days later in oceanside. 5:51. admit it you zone out during the preflight safety presentation. coming up, how a bay area-based airline is trying to get passengers to pay attention. >> and lullaby cry. the song that has a baby smiling and breaking into tears. and you could save hundreds." call or click today. the united states population is going to grow by over 90 ovemillion people,ears and almost all that growth is going to be in cities. what's the healthiest and best way for them to grow so that they really become cauldrons of prosperity and cities of opportunity?
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checking out your halloween forecast, nothing spooky, no clouds to speak of, mostly clear skies, temperatures in the 50s and 60s! >> and checking your bay area bridges right now, everything is moving pretty much at the speed limit across the golden gate, the bay bridge and the san mateo bridge. even though that accident in berkeley has cleared, the backups remain. we'll have the latest on your "kcbs traffic" coming up. we have some breaking news out of union city at this hour. right now a two-alarm fire is burning inside a bakery warehouse. chopper 5 is live over the fire on western avenue at pacific street as they try to cue in down below. crews are trying to knock down the flames. there's a lot of smoke on hand. we have calls in to the fire department and we are going to bring you some new information as soon as we get it. southwest is letting you borrow ipads while flying between three of the airline's busiest airports. the ipads will be available to passengers flying between chicago midway, denver and oakland. you can check out the ipad at
the airport before your flight and then return it when you land. ♪[ music ] this isn't the latest number from "glee." it's actually the in flight safety video for virgin america. they will debut the new video friday. the hope is that all the singing and dancing will catch the eye of distracted passengers. [ laughter ] >> good. delta airlines is trying a new approach too with a holiday themed video featuring santa and his elves. >> that would wake you up. >> do you still pay attention to that? >> i don't. >> i do. >> do you really? >> i do. >> if it's personal, if it's on the little monitor i'll watch that but if they are sitting there doing that, can't be bothered. well, another video that could catch your eye -- >> mom's sweet serenade bringing her baby to tears then laughs and tears again. [ mother singing ] ♪[ music ]
>> it's "my heart can't tell you know" by rod stewart. the video of the baby is a big hit on youtube for obvious reasons. it already has 5 million views. come on, big guy, smile. >> cool. [ laughter ] the search is on in the meantime for a missing gold miner. the man from san jose never came back from a trip to nevada. coming up the clue searchers have to go on this morning. >> reporter: i'm live in santa rosa where a 13-year-old boy's death is inspiring one california lawmaker to reintroduce a gun law that will change the look of toy guns. ,,,,,,,,
nobody seems to know what's going on with google's mystery barge out on the bay. >> theories on what this thing is range from a floating data center, a retail store, a super secret laboratory, all the way to a floating paintball arena. >> a san jose man headed for the sierra last week looking for gold still hasn't returned. now the search is on. >> he will be okay. >> they took away one of my friends from his parents and from my life. >> mourning a teenaged boy shot and killed while carrying a pellet gun. now andy lopez has sparked a bill to make sure toy guns look like toys. >> as he was passing other vehicles and drove his vehicle back into the southbound lane, he lost control of his vehicle. >> three people recovering this morning after one dead after a suspected drunk driver loses control of his jaguar in wine country. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." >> hold on right there!