tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS November 14, 2013 4:30am-5:01am PST
>> a little gray in spots. dense fog advisory in the bay area as thick fog settling in. temperatures in the 40s and 50s. more coming up. >> a big rig flipped over on the eastshore freeway westbound 80 by the pinole valley road exit. emergency crews are on scene. they are blocking the right lane. and the shoulder. so we'll have more on this as lawrence says, the foggy commute. so be extra careful. >> busy out of the gate. >> thank you. breaking news at 4:30, this morning out of hayward, where pg&e crews are trying to restore power to hundreds of customers. the outage began around 1 a.m. when a van hit a pole near hathaway avenue and "a" street. the crash as you can see completely shredded that power pole. at one point, 5700 homes and businesses were without power. about 300 are still in the dark and it could be noon before the power is restored. and some breaking news up
in the north bay, too. more earthquakes overnight. a 3.3 quake felt in the geysers area around 12:47 this morning. a 2.6 quake hit there just a few minutes later. yesterday morning, a 3.3 quake was felt in the san ramon area. there have been no reports of damage or injuries. innage hour and a half we'll start take -- in an hour and a half we'll start taking your phone call for donations to help in the philippines. this is why they need it. look at this. at least 2,357 people are dead, 600,000 have lost their homes. and it may be six weeks before electricity is fully restored. a uss aircraft carrier has arrived in the area but there are still problems getting supplies from the ship to the people who need them. reporter paula hancock shows us relief trucks are getting through but not fast enough. >> driving down the road to tacloban city, it's welcome, those along the sides of the
road are shouting at the truck and what's inside these is basically high energy biscuits so something crucial for the early days of a natural disaster . >> -- mobilizing to help. the national alliance for filipino concerns hosted a fundraiser in downtown san jose. they also held a vigil for the victims in front of the martin luther king, jr. library. >> i just wanted to show our people over there that we are here for them that we hurt just like them. >> kpix 5 is partnering with the red cross today to raise money for the victims. we'll have a phone bank this morning. it starts at 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and to learn how you can help just go to our kpix.com/donate. 4:32. a passenger went overboard on a cruise out of san francisco apparently on purpose. the coast guard searching the waters 750 miles northeast of
hilo on the big island of hawaii. princess cruise says witnesses and security video confirm an american woman jumped. the cruise line says she was 54. the grand princess ship was three days into a roundtrip cruise to hawaii from right here in san francisco. three tesla motors workers are being treated for burns after an industrial accident at the company's auto plant in
fremont. kpix 5's kiet do reports the employees got a visit from tesla's ceo at valley medical center in san jose. reporter: elon musk arrived unannounced in the darkness with a small entourage and headed for the cameras. >> just wanted to make sure that they are okay and getting the best possible care and, you know, to come personally and make sure. >> reporter: he visited the employees in the burn unit and referred to them by first names. jorge and ken had minor injuries. >> in the case of jesus, his hands were burned pretty badly
so it's not clear what the recovery is going to be. we obviously want to have that recovery as much as possible so we'll do everything we can. >> reporter: musk said he didn't want to pressure the workers and that there was time to get details of what happened later. >> we had a corporate mull function in a low pressure alum -- malfunction in a low pressure
aluminum die casting operation. molten aluminum was the issue. >> reporter: batteries of three cars have caught fire after various tesla crashes and accidents. all the passengers survived. >> there are a lot of terrible things that happened, you know, in accidents and, uhm, so, you know, it's -- it seems like maybe we get an unusual amount of attention at tesla no matter what it is. >> reporter: kiet do, kpix 5. >> analysts will keep close watch on tesla stock when the markets open up in a couple of hours. since the first model s sedan caught fire, the value of tesla
shares has dropped by 28%. what do you if you were on a moving train and you noticed a driver is though where to be found? our mark kelly asked riders that very same question after a muni metro car left san francisco's castro station without an operator. reporter: the wild ride started around 10:20 wednesday morning with about three dozen passengers on board. according to the mta, it started when the train doors at the castro station would not shut. the driver hopped out of his booth to check the problem but mta director john hailey says the driver forgot to do one very important thing. >> there's no evidence at this point that the emergency brake was used in the train. >> reporter: hailey says his team is now evaluating the computer system to verify not pulling the emergency brake was the single error the driver made. fortunately, passengers thought quickly pulling the emergency
brake in the train forcing it to stop and help to arrive. >> i need to really express my appreciation to the passengers on that train for staying put and allowing us to get them help and move the train along. >> reporter: what would you do if that happened when you were on it? >> i would be scared. [ laughter ] >> reporter: what would you do in that kind of situation? >> hang en and enjoy the ride. [ laughter ] >> reporter: mta reassures us passengers were not in any danger even with the driver the computer system runs the train. the driver is an experienced staffer, a senior operator. in fact, he is on leave while all this is being investigated. in the castro, mark kelly, kpix 5. >> and muni tells us the train traveled about a quarter mile without that driver before coming to a safe stop. the oakland police department is getting a lot of outside help to fight crime even from federal agencies. kpix 5's joe vazquez went on a ride-along yesterday evening to
look at the effectiveness of that extra help. >> 50 yards on the other side of the street. >> reporter: 85th avenue and international, federal agents throw the cuffs on a man who took off running. >> on probation and parole. >> yes, i'm on probation. >> reporter: as he ran, the cops saw him throw away this small stash of marijuana. as a probationer, he is supposed to cooperate with law enforcement, not run away. >> so now he is in extreme violation so he is going to be arrested and spend the night in jail. >> reporter: these officers are part of a multi-agency task force helping the oakland police chase down the bad guys. >> we are going to ride with six vehicles altogether. >> reporter: the task force commander says there is a strong federal presence here from u.s. marshals to the fbi, who work alongside other state and local agencies. >> the police presence will make an impact at least for tonight, say hey, the police are out maybe my criminal activity i was planning for tonight is not going to happen. >> reporter: in just the last two years, this multi-agency
task force has made around 300 arrests here in the streets of oakland. we're talking fugitive arrests, opd warrants, and about 70 of those have been murder suspects. >> who we're targeting is the worst of the worst. >> but he does have weapons history, okay? >> we're looking for the individuals that are the decision-makers, the shot- callers, and those engage in the actual violent acts. >> reporter: tonight, most of the people stopped by the feds will eventually be cleared and let go. still, the task force is doing its part to take a bite out of the huge crime problem here in oakland. >> it's only a small bite but at least it's a bite if you don't take any bite at all then nothing's going to happen. >> reporter: jozepzcyk. >> the opd is also getting help from the sheriff's department and highway patrol. fremont police hope this home surveillance footage will help catch a package thief. a suspect parked and walked up
to a house with an empty box, swapped itous with two recently delivered packages on the porch. inside were computer parts. call fremont police if you saw anything suspicious. 4:39 right now. a little fog outside, right? >> dense fog out the door. it's settling in around the bay area especially near the coastline. we have a dense fog advisory for much of the bay area right now. but it looks thick in the north bay and out toward the coastline. some of the visibilities down to a quarter mile or less. so traveling this morning dangerous with the fog outside. now, out toward the bay right now, you can see over the bay bridge doesn't look too thick too bad there. but kind of spreading around right now. so watch out for that early on. the temperatures are running in the 40s and the 50s at this hour. i think by the afternoon, the skies will clear out and we'll see some sunshine but the temperatures will be noticeably cooler today. let's plan on 71 and comfortable in livermore, about 68 in san jose and about 59 degrees in pacifica. could we soon see some more
rain? we'll talk about that in a moment. right now let's check the roads now with your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. and outside we go, let's check out the eastshore freeway. continues to be our biggest problem spot now westbound 80 a big rig carrying 25,000 pounds of frozen food is overturned. it is blocking lanes. so obviously it's going to make a dent in your morning commute especially if you are traveling past pinole valley road. right now the delays are minimal but just a heads up westbound. fog at the golden gate bridge, very thick there this morning. there's also a travel advisory for parts of san francisco county near highway 1, 35, some folks traveling up 280 through woodside also seeing very thick dense fog reported, dangerous travel conditions. so again, be extra careful especially at this early hour. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it appears a lot clearer and just a quick note, we have some bart delays out of daly city heading towards the east bay about five to 10 minutes. that's traffic. back to you. senate democrats will have a closed-door meeting today with white house officials to
share their concerns about the rough rollout of the affordable care act. the meeting comes after the release of a dismal enrollment figure a little more than 106,000 americans signing up for the health plan in the first month. that's just about one-fifth of the obama administration's original projection. only about one quarter of the enrollments were done through the federal healthcare.gov website. most were actually done through 14 state websites. about 45% of those enrollments came through "covered california." as for the trouble-plagued federal website, the chief technology officer todd park testified yesterday before the house oversight and government reform committee. >> when will it be operational to your satisfaction? >> well, we have a goal that the team is pursuing, uhm, with tremendous intensity. >> how many more weeks? i'm looking for a number. >> uhm, working hard to have the site functioning by the end of the month. >> that site can now accommodate up to 25,000 users
diego county. a marine official said it happened as a range was bein materials, to four marines are dead after an accident at camp pendleton in san diego county. a marine official said it happened as a range was being cleared of explosive materials to make it safe for future training exercises. it was considered a routine sweep. >> very routine in the marine corps. but anything can go wrong at any time. >> the accident at camp pendleton comes eight months after a mortar explosion killed seven marines during a training exercise in nevada. a student is in custody suspected of shooting three teens outside a high school in pennsylvania. pittsburgh police say none of the injuries is considered life-
threatening. investigators say the suspect was assaulted during a drug- related robbery inside the school last month. they are trying to determine if that's connected to yesterday's shooting. well, the sesame street crew went to jail to help bring inmates and their children maybe a little bit closer. kpix 5's andria borba went to santa rita jail in dublin to see the new program. >> reporter: being a kid is hard enough. but try being a kid with a mom or dad behind bars. >> hi, mommy! >> reporter: enter the crew from sesame street. >> look at you! >> reporter: children's television workshop joined with the alameda county children of incarcerated parents partnership to reach out to two million u.s. children who don't get tucked in every night and children with big problems incarceration. >> muppets are just like all of us. it transcends all of the biases and the stereotypes that we have about who has someone in prison and who goes to prison.
>> reporter: the result, a new sess street in character alex. his dad is in jail. along with a half hour dvd there's also a new way for parents to explain what's happening to little minds that might blame themselves. >> ask a lot of questions, what i'm doing out, why the police came one morning and picked me up, you know, he is very curious. >> reporter: alex was unveiled at the santa rita jail because in alameda county no fewer than 12% of criminal cases involve a suspect with a child at home. california is a pilot state for the sesame street program and the santa rita jail isn't alone. on thursday, the program will be taken to families at san quentin. in alameda county, andria borba, kpix 5. it is 4:46. and the fog has made a return, i guess, huh? >> very thick fog out there now. dense fog advisory, some visibilities less than a
quarter mile. so be careful this morning. still, i think that fog is going to start to lift. temperatures now in the 40s and the 50s. and by the afternoon we'll see a lot of sunshine outside, temperatures will be cooler though today. numbers in the low 70s inland, 60s inside the bay with some ann-eve hazen and a mix of sun and clouds toward the coastline and into the upper 50s. all right. that ridge of high pressure starting to break down ever so slowly so as it begins to weaken we are going to see more clouds in the next couple of days. a couple of weather systems to our north going to drop in so once they drop over the top of the ridge occasionally we'll see winds kicking up a bit and cooler temperatures as we head in toward the weekend. now around the state some drizzle in the north. you're going to see some of that in eureka. 56 degrees there. 72 and sunny in sacramento and 59 degrees into monterey bay. around our bay today looking at the temperatures a little cooler but not too bad. 68 degrees santa clara. 67 in mountain view and 59 degrees partly cloudy skies in pacifica. east bay numbers in the 60s and
the low 70s. and inside the bay some hazy sunshine. a few clouds toward the weekend but keeping things dry as well and then warmer toward sunday and monday. let's check the roads now with your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. we have a hotspot brewing in the east bay. a truck was carrying 25,000 pounds of frozen food. doesn't sound like it's on the freeway but it's block the right lane westbound 80 at pinole valley road and we are seeing delays beginning behind it as you make your way out of hercules. the dense fog, there is a fog advisory for parts of san francisco county. chp noted it was thick around highways 1 and 35. but if you take a live look outside even in the north bay, this is golden gate bridge, this is traffic coming into san francisco so on the southern edge of the span, but obviously, visibility is a problem this morning across
that deck even though there's no official fog advisory issued by chp. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. traffic is still super light out of hayward. and we have some updated information now from bart. turns out it's an equipment problem and these delays are counter-commute but they are up to 20 minutes right now starting in daly city and on all your east bay routes. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you. >> all right, elizabeth. thank you. you think a 23-year-old would be happy to get $3 billion for a company he started. but in the tech world these days, that's apparently not enough. facebook wanted to buy the popular app snapchat for $3 billion but snapchat said no. the "wall street journal" says the company's 23-year-old ceo is holding out for more money. >> 23? wow. asian stocks are higher today on president obama's comments on who will take over the fed. alexis christoforous reports.
>> reporter: janet yellen will be on capitol hill today for her confirmation hearing to become the next head of the federal reserve. in prepared testimony, she says the economy is recovering from the recent great recession but that unemployment remains too high and that the fed is working to quick the recovery. analysts say yellen's comments suggest she will likely extend the fed's economic stimulus program if confirmed. it's a big day for retailers. walmart, kohl's and nordstrom's all report earnings this morning. on wednesday better-than- expected quarterly profits from macy's helped push the dow jones industrial average to its 36th record close of the year. the dow gained 71 points. the nasdaq jumped about 46. and stock futures are mixed this morning. on the same day macy's reported those strong earnings, the department store chain was hit with a class action lawsuit. robert brown an actor on hbo says he was cuffed by cops at the flagship macy's in new york this summer after buying a $1,300 watch for his mother.
the lawsuit alleges many others have been targeted at the store because of their race. macy's didn't comment on this lawsuit but does say it does not discriminate. >> that's your moneywatch. for the latest business news, follow me on twitter at alexis cbs news. at the new york stock exchange, i'm alexis christoforous. time now 4:51. coming up at 5:00 a desperate situation in the philippines continues to get worse. how local organizations are pitching in to help. >> but first, san francisco turns into gotham city to make a boy's wish come true. meet the little man behind the mask when we come back.
visibilities less than a quarter mile in some spots. be careful outside today. >> it's already caused problems on the roads and problems with mass transit, as well. once again bart running delays about 20 minutes behind schedule. they are having switching issues on the tracks. ferries, caltrain and ace all report knowing delays. we'll have more "kcbs traffic" coming up. >> all right, liz, thanks. tomorrow san francisco will be turned into gotham city to make one little boy's wish come true. kpix 5's elizabeth cook tracked down the guy who will play a starring role in all of it. batman. >> reporter: 5-year-old miles has been fighting leukemia. he told the make-a-wish foundation, that's one thing he wants to be the caped crusader. >> there have been plenty of make a wishes over the years. nothing like this ever happened. >> reporter: on friday volunteers will transform the city by the bay into a giant stage for a crime-fighting bat kid and his full sized batman
buddy. >> all being introduced to him as an acrobatics coach who actually worked with batted man. >> reporter: eric invented some new batman gadgets. >> this is too secret to show what you it actually does because, remember, [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: miles will get some real-life stunt training and then they're off and running. first challenge, rescue the damsel in disstress about to get run over by a cable car. >> she willing tied to the cable car tracks -- she will be tied to the cable car tracks. >> reporter: next, stop the riddler from robbing this store. >> that's tricky. >> reporter: then a run-in with the penguin who is trying to kidnap lucille. a chase to at&t park, and finally, a hero's welcome at civic center. >> my wish for this is that he comes out of it with the best day of his life ever. >> reporter: elizabeth cook, kpix 5. >> oh, my gosh.
>> i know. isn't that sweet? miles lives in tule lake in siskiyou counted. his county. 10,000 people are putting it together. they started planning in march. so miles has a big job ahead of him. >> he does. he has a lot of crime to stop this week. >> true. >> did get 'em, miles. good job. 4:56. a new scandal in the seek service. how a bullet left in a hotel room led to trouble for one very high ranking supervisor. ,,,,
i just wanted to show our people over there that we are here for them, that we hurt just like them. >> today, kpix 5 is teaming up with the red cross to raise money for the victims of the typhoon in the philippines. there's a desperate need for food, water, medical supplies and so much more. the live phone banks start at 6
a.m. and go until 7 p.m. tonight. >> it seems like maybe we get an unusual amount of attention at tesla no matter what it is. >> three workers at the tesla plant at fremont got a visit from the big boss after they suffered burns during a workplace accident. >> i'm grateful for all the love and care and support that people have shown us. >> a community march happening this morning to show support for the teenaged boy who was lit on fire earlier this month apparently because he was wearing a skirt. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado email@example.com >> how about that! >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's thursday, november 14. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 5:00. let's check with lawrence on the weather. >> yeah, guys. a thick fog settling in over the bay area this morning. be very, very careful. dense fog advisory up for much of the bay area now. some of the visibilities down to less than a quarter of a mile. out the door we go, the
temperatures are in the 40s and the 50s with the foggy conditions. i think by the afternoon, we are going to notice a cooling trend. we'll see some sunshine but yesterday we had some 70s even low 80s into santa rosa. today as much as 10 degrees cooler in santa rosa at 70 degrees. 68 and sunshine this afternoon in san jose. 65 degrees in san francisco. let's check the roads now with your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. i want to show you what it looks like outside. if you are crossing the golden gate bridge, lawrence isn't joking, the fog is thick. you can see it right there approaching the san francisco area and coming towards the pay gates. not a lot of traffic at this hour, though. there's a couple of cars out there. there's also a dense fog advisory chp issued one specifically for san francisco county near highway 1 and 35. and an overturn accident continues to block a lane in a popular commute spot this time of the morning westbound 80 by pinole valley road. so far though things are still light. no big delays out of hercules. again there's that fog advisory