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this is kpix5 news. crac >> people all bundled up in hats, scarves and heavy coats to keep from shivering as temperatures barely crack 50 degrees in most parts of the
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bay area and if you think it was cold today, just wait. expect near record lows tonight. >> i know the weather sounds like a broken record, but we could break some records tonight. we'll get down to the low 20s again, but take heart. we'll be able to change the forecast in a little bit because we're looking for a bit of a warming trend after tomorrow night. we still have freeze warnings in effect for tonight. temperatures will dive as low as the low 20s. that could be record breaking territory for parts of the bay area. it's posted for the entire bay area, hard freeze warning posted in the central valley. the only exception is san francisco with the urban heat island meaning that we'll stay a little bit above freezing in the city itself. overnight lows will be as low as 23 degrees at santa rosa tonight, 24 at napa, san jose down to 30 degrees and redwood city 28. we'll have the entire forecast which does look frigid for tomorrow but a warming trend in sight in a few minutes. using wind machines -- as ls
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dipped into the 20's. but they will still keep up the citrus farmers have managed to prevent crop damage by lighting fires and using wind machines as lows dipped to the 20s, but they'll keep up their fight against more frigid temps expected this week. a massive tribute today to paul walker near where the actor lost his life in a fiery crash. the memorial was organized online and drew people from all over. walker was an inspiration to many. >> reporter: fast cars pulled back and drove slowly past the memorial set up in honor of fast and furious star paul walker and his buddy roger rodas killed here eight days ago in a fiery crash. fans from as far away as arizona and colorado were among the thousands here today. manuel tonega came from san diego to honor walker. >> he inspired me to fix up my car, do a lot to it, style, looks, rims, everything. >> reporter: there's a connection among the people
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here, a shared interest in fast cars and the bond they have with the movie star who rode his love of cool cars to stardom. >> we watched all his movies, 14 years of fast and the furious, means a lot to us. >> reporter: alejandro ochoa got up at 4:30 this morning to come to valencia from modesto. thousands posted on facebook they'd attend. >> if we were not engaged in social media, frankly, all these people would show up anyway and we wouldn't have been prepared for it. >> reporter: checking facebook is how the sheriff's department heard about this to plan for the unknown. >> there were no event organizers that really communicated with us at all. >> reporter: the sheriff's department could guess only at what was needed to insure a safe orderly day. barricades were set up, reserve deputies and civilian volunteers were called in. >> there are also a lot of full- time regular deputies including some on overtime. >> reporter: in other word, taxpayers pick up the tab -- words, taxpayers pick up the tab. fans came to share their most heartfelt wishes for the fast
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and furious star who touched so many with his good deeds worldwide. >> i just wrote that paul walker inspired us and we miss him and we love him. >> plans for the funeral are still in the works. in the meantime the fast and furious 6 will be out on dvd tuesday. some of the proceeds will go to walker's charity reach out worldwide which benefits people struggling after natural disasters. merrill newman spent his captivity in north korea not in a jail cell but in a hotel room. speaking to the santa cruz sentinel today, newman said he was kept comfortable and well fed. when questioned about his televise ad polling, newman said that's not -- televised apology, newman said that's not my english. newman said his wife is now in charge of his passport. federal investigators will question witnesses and experts in washington this week to try to find it out what caused the asiana airlines crash at sfo
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this summer. many experiments believe human error was to blame and a report in today's chronicle shows the first bay area responders lacked training for a disaster like this. after four people were killed last week in a derailment in the bronx two federal lawmakers want cameras mounted in trains pointed at the tracks and at the engineers on board. the national transportation safety board made a similar suggestion. one of the senators says the cameras will be able to detect and prevent problems. >> as we move forward from the crash, we have to focus on the lessons that we learned in the past week and make sure that these things don't happen again. reports are now pointing to human error. accident. in addition to the 4 killed, 60 others were >> the engineer nodded off or experienced some sort of daze just before the accident they say. in addition to the four killed, 60 others were injured when the train barreled into a 30-mile an hour turn going more than 80 miles an hour. this afternoon a medical
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team from sanford hospital returned from the philippines. the team spent two weeks providing medical help in the region which was hard hit by typhoon haiyan. in their first four days in tacloban they treated more than 2,500 patients. the team helped heal physical wounds and provided support for emotional ones. >> just them listening about their stories and i think they feel good. our presence actually makes them feel good and they're very grateful for that and i'm glad that we were there. >> on average they saw several hundred people a day at clinics throughout the affected regions. he would seen fans get out of control before at candlestick park. who can forget this fight in the stands during a raiders game a couple years ago? the seattle seahawks were in town today and they have quickly become the biggest rival of the 9ers and with that intensity there were concerns of fans fighting today, but as mark kelly reports, san
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francisco police had a game plan. rivalry... ruby cort niners. go, nine >> reporter: outside candlestick park no shortage of crowd control from all ranks of law enforcement. out here today, and we probablye twice as many officers in opposing team apparel." that me n seahawks when there's this kind of rivalry -- >> go 9ers, baby! and for a big game like we do too. chiefg suhr t anybody el >> go seahawks! >> reporter: -- extra security becomes a top priority for the san francisco police chief. won't talk hard numbers but did say -- >> i'll tell you what. we had about 50% more officers than at a regular nonrivalry game here today and probably twice as many officers in opposing team apparel. >> reporter: that means officers disguised in seahawks jerseys monitoring the crowd inside and outside candlestick at all times. the seahawks do it at their home games and for a big game like this now we do it, too. >> if you get at anybody else, you're going to find yourself in jail. these tickets are in jail. you'll want to find yourself inside the stadium and not in our station. >> reporter: for fans the extra security was paying off.
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ronnie wittenberg has broken up a free game fight or two in his day but not today. >> let's just chill. it's a game. let's have fun and enjoy ourselves of. >> reporter: and the cortez sisters agree. >> i've heard the area can be not so safe, but i feel totally fine. we've been walking for a while, too. >> reporter: the true test of fan civility comes on the 23rd when the 49ers play their last game in this legendary stadium. mark kelly, kpix5. >> san francisco police chief greg suhr tells us there were more alcohol related ejections but no major fights were reported. a day of prayer and reflection for nelson mandela, how his family says the pain of losing him is being eased. >> in the bay area a special celebration of the man and his accomplishments.
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mandela with a day of praye mandela's family says theirn in streets and in churches today south africans remembered nelson mandela with a day of prayer. mandela's family says their pain and storro is at least being eased by the outpouring of love and support. thousands spent the day in church praying for the nation's first black president and remembering how he profoundly changed the nation and the world. former wife, winnie.
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>> as he closes his eyes we begin to believe that now we have someone who cared so much for us who will open our eyes going forward. >> among the mourners was mandela's former wife winnie. while his family revealed few details about mandela's death, a close friend says that mandela was not on life support but sleeping comfortably in his final hours. here in the bay area san francisco's glide memorial church remembered mandela at its services today. john raymond shows us this is a joyous celebration of all that mandela was and that he accomplished. >> reporter: when san francisco's glide memorial church remembered nelson mandela at morning services, the only thing missing was sadness. e the outrage of his imprisonment become an irresistible forcr peaceful change in the tradn of ghandi and dr martin lutr king, jr. "being in prison for 27 yea, you hear me? twenty seven y! and then, walking out of th prison as a new person, completely." / mandela was already in his's on, but his ♪ one love let's get together now ♪ >> reporter: the mood was joyful as the children's choir honored the passing of the man
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called the father of a nation. >> it's bigger than that. i mean nelson mandela touched all of our lives regardless of where we were in the world. >> reporter: pastor cecil williams met mandela twice, the first time at his celebrated appearance in oakland in 1990. williams says mandela's power came from his ability to rise above the outrage of his imprisonment to become an irresistible force for peaceful change in the tradition of gandhi and dr. martin luther king, jr. >> being in prison for 27 years, you hear me, 27 years and then walking out of that prison as a new person completely, there's no doubt about it, he liberated the world in many ways of. >> reporter: mandela was already in his 70s when he walked out of prison, but his anti apartheid message resonated strongest with a younger generation. john bailey thinks real change always happens because of young people. >> i don't think you can make the change without the youth. i think the youth see
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themselves growing up in a different world. >> i feel like me, i'm going to do everything in my power to make sure i teach my children about him, keep updating my status because i feel like he's a man that needs to be celebrated forever. >> reporter: nelson mandela often said he wanted to create a rainbow nation. today's service showed that doesn't have to be just a dream. in san francisco john ramos, kpix5. old its own memorial for mandela on in san francisco flags are flying at half staff all week in mandela's honor. the city will hold its own memorial for mandela wednesday morning at city hall. much of the country in a deep freeze, how millions of lives are being disrupted because of the ice and snow. >> temperatures in the 20s look like a heatwave, doesn't it? we've got record low territory tonight, the forecast after a break. ,,
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eagles game. >> those guys are rugged guys. that's what makes football seem like the tough sport that it is. for us temperatures in the 20s tonight. protect the pets, plants and we'll make it through. temperatures will be mostly in the 30s and 20s tonight, 23 degrees in santa rosa, record territory, 24 forecast overnight low at travis air force base at fairfield and 27 degrees at livermore. it will be down to 30 in san jose. so this cold snap is still in full force even now and it's -- what time is it? it's about 10 minutes to 7:00 and it's 38 degrees already at concord, livermore 47 degrees, 41 san jose. if you're heading out, it's going to be chilly tonight. wind speeds are beginning to die down to the 5 to 10-mile an hour range and the temperatures come down with them. so a chilly night and the clear skies aren't helping. by 8:00 tonight readings will be in the 30s inland and around the bay and the coast in the
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low 40s. so real cold weather is continuing in the bay area by california standards, but we will begin to edge high temperatures up tomorrow into the low 50-degree range, plenty of sunshine, but it will be chilly. that low pressure that was over us now heads into the midwest over the panhandle region of texas and as a result they're getting ice storms in parts of the southeast, a real mess out there. for our part of country this cold pool of air will settle over the west coast another 48 hours and then we nudge it aside. in the meantime lows plunge to the 20s inland tonight as high pressure builds in offshore. we'll be looking for sunshine and things warming slightly a few degrees a day and then we'll be back to 60 degrees for forecast highs by thursday. so after the record lows tonight slight warming trend begins tomorrow. it won't be warm tomorrow, just a bit warmer than told which is not saying much -- today which is not saying much. we'll be back to near 60 did he
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by mid-week. look -- near 60 degrees by midweek. look at miami, 82 degrees. teens and 0 degrees in lake wobegone territory in minneapolis. for us numbers considerably warmer, 50s in the central valley, 55 degrees at monterey and for forecast highs in the bay area we'll still about 10 degrees below average this time of year with san jose coming in at only 51 degrees, 48 at hayward tomorrow, lots of sunshine, 50 at pittsburg, 47 degrees san ramon, north bay low 50s. those numbers are up 5 degrees from today. it won't feel warm, but it won't be quite as cold. in the extended forecast we'll have sunshine between now and wednesday and then set the stage for the numbers to warm to near 60 degrees by the latter half of the week. we'll increase clouds, but there's not a drop of rain in the forecast. that's looking all the way out to christmas eve. >> that far out.
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>> that's going a long way, but there's no indication anything is coming in, bad news. as cool as it was, the 9ers were happy they were playing here and not back east. >> i don't think there was anybody cold at candlestick park today. it was intense from beginning to end and the knock on the 49ers was why can't they beat a winning football team? they had their chance today in the final minute against the best team in the nfc next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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seahawks in seattle, the 49s were looking, not only for tion that t after being destroyed by the seahawks in seattle the
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49ers were looking not only for payback but for affirmation that they can do more than hang with winning teams, they can beat them. seattle fans paid money to have this banner flown above the stick. 49er defense and special teams brought it early, kassim osgood with the blocked punt setting up one of three 49er field goals in the 1st half. while san francisco kicked three, the seahawks were busy getting six. marshawn lynch beast mode 11- yard scar to give seattle the lead it. wasn't till right before the half the 49ers hit the end zone, colin kaepernick to vernon davis, 49ers by two points at the half. kaepernick gets picked off in the 3rd by byron maxwell at the goal line, wasted trip by the offense into the seahawks red zone. seattle was held to a field goal and in the 4th to go up by one the 49ers to chance a response. there goes frank gore scampering for a season long 51 yards before stopping at the
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seattle 20. then a few plays later the 3rd down situation colin kaepernick, watch the convoy of blockers and he gets the 1st down. it was huge because they ran the clock down, kept russell wilson on the sideline and with 30 seconds to go phil dawson did this to win the football game and the 49ers do indeed beat a winning team, 19-17 over their division rivals. >> feels like you go to the dentist chair and 3 1/2 hours of getting root canal work done, you know. they're tough. >> no, we didn't predict it to be this way. we expected to blow them out. they got the benefit of a few calls tonight throughout the game. that helps you, especially on 3rd down, but we'll see them again. it will be a different result. >> reporter: you thought it it would be a blowout? >> yeah. that's what we expected. >> so the 49ers are 9-4 and mold a one game lead over the -- hold a one game lead over the cardinals for the wildcard
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spot and are mathematically still alive to win the nfc west. the raiders against the jets in new york, matt mcgloin quarterback but geno smith came out flinging. jeremy curly in the end zone and dennis allen pulls mcgloin after two offensive series, gives the ball to terrelle pryor. he brought the raiders downfield hitting rod street are for the 1st down setting up -- rod streater for the 1st down setting up for a field goal. then mcgloin is brought back in and it's lobbed and picked off, a field goal set up 13-3 jets. then things get worse for the raiders. antonio allen rushes the punt, blocked, falls on the ball in the end zone, 20-3 at the half. the raiders came out smoking in the 2nd half, mcgloin hands it off to marcel reece and 63-yard touchdown. that's the longest in his career. the raiders were down 20-10. maybe we got a game, but the jets respond in the 4th.
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raiders could not tackle chris ivery, one missed tackle, two missed tackle and three, four, five and the raiders lose 37- 27. >> today as bad as we played, you know -- today is as bad as we played this whole season and like i say, it's really embarrassing to be a part of it. we looked like the bad news bears out there today. >> disappointment, worked too hard to have the outcome be like this. we need ws and this game is about winning. a little hockey, sharks coach todd mclellan has reason to be angry, his team losing three straight. justin braun, the guy's stick chopped out of his hands. you'd think this was lacrosse. the sharks lose to the wild 3- 1. disappointing road trip. zach johnson with the miracle drop shot and this kept him alive against tiger woods,
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even tiger having a smirk on his face. a par would force a playoff with tiger. woods with a give me putt, not much of a give me put at all. how about that, johnson defeats tiger woods on a missed putt by tiger. don't see that often. stanford is officially going to the rose bowl. they'll play michigan state, huge legacy being built by david shaw. he'll be on the gameday tonight. >> thanks. >> that's all the time we have tonight. ,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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captioning funded by cbs and ford >> simon: tonight, you will not hear from world leaders about the greatness of nelson mandela, but from the people closest to him-- from the people who called him by his clan name, "madiba." what they saw and admired more than anything else was his power of forgiveness, how he forgave the people who had stolen his life from him. you will see him tonight not as nelson the man who liberated a nation, but as madiba-- father, husband, cellmate, friend. >> you know, most people of my generation, they ask the question, you know, do you remember when kennedy was shot? well, i remember that as well, but a much more moving day for me, and one that's more defining is the 28th of june, 2005, when that helicopter was shot down


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