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tv   KPIX 5 News Early Edition  CBS  November 22, 2013 4:30am-5:01am PST

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to check on traffic . typically b.a.r.t. starts at 4 a.m. they just said on a tweet there was no b.a.r.t. service until at least 5:00 this morning. they're having a malfunction. it left about 19 trains stranded. they're working to resolve the problem and the estimated time about 5:00. in the meantime if you're hitting the roads, this is what it looks like. a number of high wind advisoryings in effect for bay -- advisories in effect for bay area bridges. >> in the valleys we're seeing strong gusty winds. 33 miles per hour. napa, they had a fire too. 30 in concord, 31 in oakland. over the mountain tops, some of the gusts up to 65 miles per hour, may strengthen a little bit before it starts to weaken later today. >> i heard the wind howling last night. >> you could feel it. >> more on your weekend forecast coming up. we begin with breaking news from the north bay.
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mandatory evacuations are in place up north in napa because of a wildfire that's threatening 20 homes in the canyon area. hundreds of firefighters have the fire 25% contained right now now. fire started around 9:30 last night with the strong winds that quickly grew to hundreds of acres. red cross has sed -- set up a shelter to help the folks. fire started near soma canyon road. also shady oaks drive, ridge drive and chimney rock road. the fire is visible from silverado trail. we have a crew on the scene. we're going to bring you a live report coming up. the high winds killed a man in oakland. joe vazquez reports a motorcyclist died on austin street when a large tree branch fell on him. >> we heard like a loud bang
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from the house. when we came out, then we saw when the paramedics showed up and pretty much the paramedics told us to stay away from the area. >> according to witnesses, the branch fell from way up there, and you can see how it came right down in this yard, and now it is parallel to the yard and fell right on top of a man who was sitting on his motorcycle. >> pretty scary. >> joe vazquez kpix 5. strong winds toppled this tree this concord. the nearly 100-foot tree fell on 6th street east of port chicago highway. it blocked the entire road before crews could cut it up and move it. this is one of many reports we got about downed trees and debris all over the bay area. >> 4:32. let's check in with lawrence again. just amazing. >> whips in spots, especially over the mountain tops. some of these winds gusting over 65 miles per hour. that's what we're seeing this morning around the bay area, especially in the north and east bay hills.
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seeing that near the coastline as well. we've got a wind advisory in effect until 10:00. that's until 10 p.m. north of the east bay mountains. some of those winds sustained at 40 plus miles per hour gusting up to 70 miles per hour. of course that is going to bring down some trees and power lines. i think the strongest winds are this morning and then it looks like things will taper off as we head into the afternoon. we're looking at some of the winds in the bay area to 15 in hayward. you're looking at sustained wind of 21 in vallejo and towards the napa area, look over the mountain tops, some strong gusty winds over 40 plus miles per hour. some places 50. down in the valley to about 22 miles per hour. around the bay area today, you'll see some pretty breezy winds by the afternoon even. it should start to calm down. 60s and few low 70s. the weekend things should calm down. we have very nice weather coming your way. right now let's check out your
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roads. >> roads, our big news is b.a.r.t. if you typically ride b.a.r.t. around this time of the morning you're going to have to find alternate modes over transportation. there's no service until further notice. we'll continue to keep you posted. they're having computer issues. they've been having them since about midnight. it left a number of commuters stranded early into the morning hours. for right now no b.a.r.t. service, no trains are running and they're hoping to get that restored in the next 25 minutes. if you're about to hit the road, this is the bay bridge, a number of wind advisories were issued by the chp, and the san mateo bridge and through the altamonte pass. a little treacherous out there, two hands on the steering wheel if you are heading out of hayward towards foster city. a live look at the anymore nimitz freeway. three san jose state students have been suspended
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after they were charged with hate crimes against a black roommate. betty yu with more on what the victim says he endured. >> it happened on the 7th 7th floor of the san jose state university dormment the bullying went on for months and only came to light when the victim's parents visited their son's suite and saw a confederate flag and the n word. >> it's just awful. i mean just the fact that i lived across the hall. i feel bad because i feel like i should have known something was going on. >> the university police report also states that the three white roommates used racial name calling and put a bike lock around the victim's neck. >> that upset me the most simply because you understand what we went through as a people. grant it we're not in 2013 -- we're not being in whips and chains now but we don't need to be living. >> t. >> joseph baumgartner, collin war rin and leggen beaschler
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are all suspended and facing hate crime charges. >> they were just there. they just stayed in their rooms. >> students could be heard loud and clear this afternoon at a campus rally in support of the victim. >> a lot of people feel like, oh, we're in the bay area. we're in california, racism's not alive. in reality it still happens. >> howard shay played video games with the victims. >> i couldn't tell. he was going down the hall, you know, he seemed perfectly fine. >> a couple of his classes, good student, real nice kid. definitely didn't deserve it. >> in san jose betty yu kpix 5. >> those suspects face a year in jail if convicted. they look like your afternoon coffee shop from the outside but inside it's another story. ozone cafe was one of six sites in san jose that the feds and police officers swarmed
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yesterday. fbi and dea agents simultaneously raided ten locations in all across the bay area seizing evidence of illegal gambling and extortion. seven people were arrested and face federal charges. >> i think the bottom line is it's very profitable for these coffee shops to have the illegal gaming devices inside their businesses and it brings in a lot of money for these businesses. >> police say gambling is just part of the problem. this is hidden camera footage of the illegal activity that's going on in the so-called bikini bars. cops say it's turning san san jose into sin city. a man has been arrested and charged with a fatal shooting at the contra costa fairgrounds in september. an oakland woman was shot to death, two other people hurt at the roller skating rink. jamani jones was arrested this week. . cover california says no to the president's call to extend health policies that don't
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comply with obamacare. andrea borbi reports it was a unanimous decision. >> if you like your insurance plan you will keep it. >> this is the reality. >> two months ago i got let off from them that started from january, they would no longer offer that policy. >> he doesn't feel like he's getting the full benefit of his name these days. after three years lucky, his wife, and their three kids had their plan canceled by at that. >> he's coverage went the way of the do do bird once the affordable care act kicked in. >> having children so i don't have maternity care. >> lucky owns medical supply and deals with health insurance every single day. >> medicare, private insurance. >> none of his medical supply clients were dropped, just him
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and the switch is going to cost him a bundle through covered california. >> about 25% more for the coverage. >> here's the official line. >> 1% of california's faced with financial challenges with this. if you're one of that 1% it's a lot. >> his bottom line will be an extra $1600 a year. >> andrea borba news news 5. >> . >> . fight between b.a.r.t. and its unions heating up over the contract they've been negotiating for more than six months. the b.a.r.t. board approved most of the deal yesterday but did delete that disputed provision. it includes six weeks of paid leave for union workers to take care of seriously ill family members. b.a.r.t. management says it's a mistake in the contract. the unions are furious.
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>> this is a fair and equitable contract for our employees. it's affordable and sustainable for our riders. >> to put it mildly, i'm deeply disappointed in the actions that the board took. >> so now it's up to the unions. they can go back to their members to ratify the contract without the family leave provision, renegotiate a new contract, take legal action against b.a.r.t., or, yes they can go on strike again. time now is 4:43. british women held as shaves for more than three decades. how they were finally set free. >> and on the 50th 50th anniversary of the jfk assassination newly released video gives a new perspective of that very historic day coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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then release americans deta there. . strong message from the united states to north korea. if you want to improve relations release americans detained in your country. that includes merrill
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newman of palo alto. they took him off a plane three weeks ago as he was about to leave the country after a vacation. north korea is holding a christian missionary who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. three women held as slaves for at least 30 years are now safe, and their alleged captor is behind bars. the women ages 30, 57, and 69 were held against their will in a house in london for most, if not all of their lives. one of the women called a charity after watching a tv report about forced marriages. that charity chen alerted police. >> and the best that one could hope for the conditions they could be in right now. i think the future is trying to find a way that they're going to have happy and fulfilled lives. >> detectives believe the women were not sexually assaulted but did suffer physical and mental abuse and you were found highly traumatized. it's unclear if this was an isolated case or part of a
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larger network. today is the 50th 50th anniversary of president john f. kennedy's assassination. >> we're now getting a look at exclusive footage of the final seconds of the president's life. vinita nair reports from dallas. >> we were standing right on the corner and as the motorcade approached, we stepped in to the street. >> tina took the day off from school 50 years ago to see president john f. kennedy with her father. she was 13 years old and thrilled to have her own footage of the motorcade. >> you shot video that no one else shot. >> i was the last film of the limousine before he got shot and leading up into the film. >> you turned off the camera and what happened? >> i'm told it was about 2 seconds the first gunshot. >> three shots were fired. president kennedy was hit. >> what was it like to be in the middle of all that? >> it was confusing. people were yelling and running in all directions, and there
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were sirens blaring everywhere, and it was just chaos. >> less than two hours later, lehar lee harvey oswald was arrested. >> it's hard to believe that i was here for such a world tragedy. >> the family's camera is now on display at the museum where the book depository used to be. in dallas vinita nair cbs news. >> tina was the youngest photographer at the kennedy assassination. >> she says she remembers it like it was yesterday but has no plans to attend anniversary events. >> she doesn't like big crowds now. >> i was about 4 years old and they put it over the loud speakers about 10:30 in the morning and everyone just stopped. >> very very sad day. >> all right guys. let's go on to some weather. >> yes, we shall. let's talk about the sunshine coming our way. the winds have been the big
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story. numerous power outages all around the bay area. those wind gusting over 60 miles per hour across some of the mountains, and could get a little stronger this morning. that area of low pressure that brought us the rain yesterday moving into southern california bringing them some torrential rains and flooding there. as high pressure builds in behind it, the difference between those two pressure systems whipping up the winds. we could still see some gusts as high as 70 miles per hour. that is above a thousand feet. more like 2,000 feet for some of the strongest winds. we're seeing numerous power outages. a windy start early on. by the afternoon the wind will begin to subside. it will start to calm down and then a sunny and dry weekend with less wind. the temperatures above average. around the bay area to 8 miles per hour to the west and san jose that's not too bad, but 21 in oakland, just above the oakland him, that's where i've seen a gust of 55 miles per hour. you look at that low beginning to make its way east over the
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weekend, and that means once it does, the winds will start to subside. around the state we'll see a lot of windy conditions. cold in the high country. 36 degrees in lake tahoe today. those winds starting out strong early on and by the afternoon just more of a breeze developing. things begin to calm down. it looks like after we get through the morning, i think we've got better weather ahead. temperatures looking into the 60s this afternoon. many spots in the south bay, east bay temperatures also in the 60s. as you head towards the north bay maybe a couple low 70s. look over the next couple of days. we have great weekend coming our way. lots of sunshine. guess what the busiest travel day of the year on wednesday. we could see some rain, maybe some showers on thanksgiving. let's check out your forecast now. >> mother nature didn't quite time that one huh? >> thank you lauren. >> our big traffic alert this morning is that b.a.r.t. is still not running. no service until further notice. again, the goal is to get these trains up and running in the
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next 15 minutes or so by 5:00 in the morning. there was a computer issue. it shut down service. there were huge delays. it all started around midnight. they're clearing the tracks now to get things up and running. this would be about an hour later than we typically see. usually trains start running at 4 a.m. a live look outside. the downed trees are causing some problems. lawrence mentioned downed trees around the bay area at the harrison street off ramp to westbound 580. that remains partially closed due to a downed tree. and alerting us to this, the connector ramp remains blocked. fallen tree eastbound 80 to eastbound 780 and our sensors are picking up some slight delays. still a number of chp issued wind advisories out there including one for the altamonte pass. several bridges, the san mateo bridge, the bay bridge and the car key in that case bridge have their traffic alert signs posted, warning of strong winds across the span. and a quick look for silicon
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valley commuters. so far so good. nice conditions along 237. that is your latest kcbs traffic. 4:49. oakland mayor steve juan has said over and over again kids need something to do or they'll end up on the streets. a brand new youth center sits empty and closed. kpix 5 kristin ayers asked the mayor why. >> for years donye robinson has been waiting and hoping for this youth center across the school from where she works to be open. she says the children of west oakland need it. >> we've had a a lot of students walking home and see needles and things. >> five years after it first broke ground, the lights are on, the renovations are done, but the building remains empty. >> what's the point of having a building if you're not going to open it. >> it was supposed to open last summer. then the opening was pushed to fall, but the city could not
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come up with $250,000 needed to run the center. the cash problem was eventually solved but now. >> why hasn't it opened? >> well, we're still finishing the murals and the inside construction. >> but we discovered the issue keeping the center closed are not purely cosmetic. the problem is the center was built at a cost of about $8 million with no operating plan, so now it has to sit closed while city officials try and figure out what kinds of programs to bring here. >> how does a building like that get built without a clear plan of what would be put inside it. >> we've been putting proposals for youth groups to come in and operate the center. we're in the process of picking a group of groups that can come together. >> there's no firm time line for when the center will open. >> when it comes to west oakland this is what you get. you get tax dollars wasted. >> to move forward the city plans to contract with alameda
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county to run the youth center. that contract should be in place by january. it is 4:50. coming up at 5, major delays on the b.a.r.t. system this morning. the impact it may have on your morning commute. >> samsung is ordered to pay apple a billion dollars for stealing ideas. now one of the jurors is talking about the decision. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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our own -- our traffic story this morning is no b.a.r.t. service until at least 5:00 this morning. we're waiting for another update, but, again, typically service started about an hour
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ago, so we'll continue to keep you posted. all right elizabeth. thank you. the latest round in the battle between apple and samsung is over with a jury deciding on damages. samsung now owes apple $900 million for stealing apple ideas. a silicon valley jury decided samsung copied vital iphone and ipad features in several of its devices. we talked to one of the jurors and he said the decision wasn't all about the money. >> these were valid patents that they had been infringed upon and that's serious. in this particular business that's serious, and so we believe that there was a message about that. >> another jury had already decided samsung used apple technology. the jury set the damages. samsung says it will appeal. meanwhile the two sides are preparing for another trial over patent issues. >> history made on wall street as the dow continues to climb. cbs money watch reporter alexis
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christoforous with the numbers. >> for the first time in its 117 year history, the dow jones industrial average begins the trading day above 16,000. yesterday the bough had another record close rising 109 points following better than expected employment news and solid corporate profits. the nasdaq climbed nearly 48. >> it's cheaper to finance a home this week. interest rates are lower after two weeks of interest -- fell to 4.22%. a california jury ordered samsung to pay apple $290 million in an ongoing patent dispute. the verdict covers 13 samsung devices which a previous jury found copied features from apple's iphone and ipad. damages from this trial and a previous one total nearly a billion dollars. samsung plans to appeal. and hardcore gamers waited in line for hours to be among the first to own the xbox 1. microsoft's next generation gaming system went on sale at
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midnight. the new console aims to be an all in one entertainment center connecting games, tv and the internet. it also features improved voice recognition. the xbox 1 retails for about $500. 100 more than sony's play station 4 which debuted last week. that's your money watch. for the latest business news follow me on twitter. at the new york stock exchange i'm alexis christoforous. it was what, about a week ago today. >> we can't get enough of this guy. >> we can't. and apparently we're not alone. and posted it online. it there you go, someone made a mock movie trailer for bat kid and his heroic efforts. the make a wish foundation granted 5-year-old miles scott's wish of becoming batman turning san fransisco into gotham city last friday. that made headlines around the world. now he has a movie trailer.
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>> he may have a movie yet. that'd be pretty cool if he did. >> it is 4:57 now. breaking news in the north bay, firefighters tackling a vegetation fire in napa. the latest on the fight and the evacuations. >> and i'm live in oakland where an overnight computer glitch left some b.a.r.t. passengers stranded for hours. we'll tell you when trains will be back on track and the impact it will have on your commute. ,,,,,,,,,,
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the report at this time, but the president has been shot. >> 50 years ago today, president john f. kennedy was shot and killed. people across the country will mark the anniversary of the assassination. >> serial killer joseph naso's fate is in the hands of a judge now. convicted of killing four women in northern california, he could be given the death sentence today. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on kpix 5 news this morning. and good morning everyone. friday has arrived. it's november the 22nd. i'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm michelle griego. time now is 5:00. breaking news now, b.a.r.t. is expected to resume service any minute now. the 4 a.m. start was delayed due to problems with the transit system's computer. kpix 5 cate caugurian is live at the west oakland station gathering the latest. what's the situation there? >> reporter: trains aren't back


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