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is the pick of the week, right? >> this is going to be the nicest day of the week. we could see some 70s right along the coastline. so yeah, if you want to head around the bay area, what a day it's going to be. plenty of sunshine, some temperatures near 80s in the valleys but we have some changes ahead. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and out the door, getting a check of the bay bridge. we have roadwork both directions this morning on the westbound span and eastbound into oakland, as well. so so far no big accidents out the door. but we are watching the chp reports. they're constantly changing. >> thank you. libby schaaf claimed victory this morning in the oakland mayoral race. schaaf has a strong lead over jean quan and other candidates but oakland has that rank choice voting system. so it will take a little bit of time for the election officials to go through all the convoluted process and make the results finally official. also up in the air this morning, the hotly contested san jose mayoral race.
city council member sam liccardo has a lead of about 2% right now over santa clara supervisor dave cortese. that small gap has been pretty steady since the earliest results were released last night. but with a lot of provisional ballots still to be county, the race is too close to call. the winner will replace chuck reed who couldn't run again because of term limits. voters in two bay area cities decided to raise the minimum wage. in san francisco, they approved proposition j, it passed by a 77-23% margin. it needed a simple majority to pass. the minimum wage in san francisco will gradually increase to $15 an hour by 2018. it's currently $10.74. it will go up to $11.05 on january 1. a similar ballot measure in oakland got even wider support. 81% of voters approved measure ff. that will raise oakland's minimum wage from $9 to $12.25
starting in march. the most expensive statewide race was for superintendent of public instruction. both candidates are democrats. and they spent $30 million on the campaign. the incumbent is tom torlakson who is leading marshall tuck. torlakson had the support of teachers union. tuck is a former charter schools executives backed by education reformers. berkeley decided to put a special tax on sugary drinks. they voted by 75% to 25% margin for measure d. kpix 5's cate caugiran reports, it's the first time such a proposal has passed. >> reporter: berkeley known for its liberalism has proven to be one of the soda industry's biggest challenges. in the past the beverage industry has successfully defeated every similar tax to measure d and spent money to do it. it the no on measure d campaign raised $2.2 million in berkeley. its ad campaign attacking the measure calling it confusing saying it will raise the cost
of groceries and prices at restaurants. the yes on d campaign raised half a million dollars. the majority coming from former new york city mayor michael bloomberg. supporters say the penny per ounce tax would lead to fewer cases of obesity and diabetes. >> it shows that communities can come together for their children's health in spite of the outrageous amount of money being spent against our interests. >> reporter: soda by the way is a $76 billion industry. in berkeley, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> another proposed soda tax failed. that was proposition e on the san francisco ballot. 54% of voters approved the measure to tax sugary drinks at 2 cents per ounce. it needed a two-thirds majority to pass. still too close to call a winner in the 17th congressional district in the silicon valley. the incumbent mike honda has a 52-48 lead over ro khanna. 85% of the ballots have been counted. both candidates by the way are democrats. district 17 covers much of santa clara county as well as
the southern portion of alameda county. it includes the cities of fremont, milpitas, santa clara, parts of san jose, cupertino, sunnyvale and newark. 71-year-old honda is trying to keep the house seat he won back in 2000. he had the endorsements of leading democratic party figures including the president and the house minority leader nancy pelosi. you may recall a story we ran earlier this week about a candidate who spent more than $300,000 of his own money to win a seat on a water district board. looks like the campaign has paid off for millionaire gary creme minute. he had a 3-point lead over brian schmitt in santa clara valley water district 7. >> he was passionate. >> what was his line? >> come on!! we have some great weather ahead. what a day it's going to be. yesterday was night but today if you can believe it even nicer outside. we are going to see sunshine to the coastline a weak offshore
win coming in overnight high pressure building overhead and the two are combining to really warm those temperatures up nicely. lots of 70s in the valleys in the bay and probably some 60s and low 70s near the coastline. speak of the bay, looking toward the bay bridge, we have clear skies, temperatures all over the map this morning. 55 degrees in san francisco. 50 in san jose. 49 in concord. but as we look toward the afternoon, 78 in livermore. 76 in the napa valley. and about 71 degrees a beautiful day in pacifica. all right. let's check on the roads now with elizabeth. thank you, lawrence am i mentioned the bay bridge at the top of the half-hour and it looks like the eastbound roadwork is gone. they picked it up ahead of schedule. westbound lanes blocked coming into san francisco near that fremont off-ramp. but you can use the fremont off- ramp. not the folsom sydney longer. here's the westbound approach, no metering lights at the bay bridge toll plaza. 880 everything is clear now. you know, overnight we had an accident near the oakland coliseum. they reopened all lanes
actually about a half our ago so since then, everything has been very quiet between san leandro and your downtown oakland exits. it's also still clear through the livermore valley. coming out of tracy no major slowdowns. 14 minutes between the altamont pass and 680. westbound 580 from hacienda to foothill they did have several lanes blocked scheduled until 5:00. again, we're not seeing any delay on the sensors so it may have been picked up. and ace train 1 behind schedule about 5 minutes by freight train traffic. they hope to make it up as they go along. bart systemwide no delay. that's your latest drive and ride to work from kcbs. back to you guys. there were no close contests among the six statewide ballot propositions. both propositions promoted by governor brown won. prop 1 is water quality and storage parameters. prop 2 is the rainy day account plan to limit spending of state surplus money. >> prop 45 didn't fare so well.
it would have given the state commissioner more control over insurance rates. prop 46 lost requiring drug testing for doctors and increase the maximum awards of medical malpractice suits. california voters approved prop 47 which will ease the penalties for certain nonviolent crimes. prop 48 was not a winner. it would have allowed a southern california indian tribe to build a casino off its property. jerry brown won and made political history. he has won an unprecedented fourth term as governor of california. brown won 59% of the votes, republican neel kashkari won 41%. brown by the way is 76. he is the oldest sitting governor in the united states. when you cruise to a big win like jerry brown did last night, it's okay to go off script in your victory speech. he normally does, maybe even bring your wife into the fold. watch. >> maybe the most heartening thing i would have to say in this election besides being here with my wife in her new
red dress that she just got -- [ laughter ] >> -- for this event is the fact that one and two did pass. one and two passed with republicans and democrats. >> and i will say living with him, he does wake up every, single morning so enthused and energized by this job and he gives it his all and there's no one smarter and more ethical in my mind and who has been thinking about california for as long as he has and as long as his family has. >> nice and simple, no balloons. a little speech last night by the governor and his wife. it took brown's challenger neel kashkari to concede. he talked about other republicans win their races. >> i'm really proud of the small part that we played in helping them achieve those goals and will continue to help them. this was always about blazing a trail for the future of california and for the future of the republican party and more than anything i am proud of all of you and how we worked
together to bring these issues forward. >> kashkari says he told governor brown to be bold during his upcoming term in office. a state senator from los angeles will be the next california secretary of state. with all precincts reporting, democrat alex padilla has more than 52% of the vote compared to less than 48% for republican pete peterson. peterson had jumped out to an early lead but padilla won by about 250,000 votes. the republicans won the senate. the gop could end up with the biggest house majority since harry truman was president more than 60 years ago. cbs reporter susan mcginnis wraps up the results of midterm elections. reporter: voters sent a strong message to washington tuesday. a republican sweep hands over control of the senate to the gop. republicans picked up more than the six seats needed to win a majority. kentucky's mitch mcconnell easily defeated democrat alison
grimes and is now ready to achieve his long-time goal senate majority leader. >> i have heard your concerns. i have made them my own. you will be heard in washington. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: republicans picked up seats in key battleground states including north carolina. >> this victory is our victory. >> reporter: colorado. >> tonight we shook up the senate. >> yeah! >> you shook up the senate! [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: and iowa within joni ernst became the first woman to represent the state. republicans called tuesday's results a rejection of president obama's policies and a direction of the democratic party. >> democrats now promise they will cooperate with republicans. >> i promise you i will work with anyone in the senate, democrat, republican, independent, to get things done. >> reporter: senator harry reid the current majority leader said in a statement, the
message from voters is clear. they want us to work together. republicans also expanded their majority in the house and held on to important governorships in a win that will redraw the political map for the president's final two years in office. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> scott walker won re-election in wisconsin and could motivate him to run for president in 2016. time now is 4:41. coming up, some people who showed up to the polls in sacramento walked away with more than just an "i voted" sticker. the medical marijuana incentive at the polls. coming up. >> and what's cool about your school? email your nominations to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. we may come and feature your school on the show.
a broader mix of energies, world needs which is why we are supplying natural gas, to generate cleaner electricity, that has around 50% fewer co2 emissions than coal. and why with our partner in brazil, we are producing a biofuel made from renewable sugarcane to fuel cars. let's broaden the world's energy mix, let's go. voters in florida rejected a plan to legalize medical marijuana. but voters in gton d-c and orego several states had measures to legalize marijuana. voters in florida rejected a plan to legalize medical marijuana but voters in
washington, d.c. and oregon both approved recreational pot use by adults. in alaska, a measure to tax and regulate recreational marijuana is currently leading. and pot gave some people in sacramento some extra incentive to get out and vote. a medical marijuana dispensary actually gave a free gram of pot to people who proved they cast their ballots. workers at the dispensary thought of it after hearing all the predictions of a low voter turnout. >> especially with the business and what we're doing the visually importance that people get involved even though it may not pertain to this particular ballot. most of the time there's always something on there regarding medical marijuana. >> important to note the giveaway was only for existing customers and anyone else with a doctor's recommendation. of course, stay with channel 5 on the air and on the web at kpix.com for the latest election results. last week's rain did not wash away the fact that california is desperate for water. the state water board released
a new water reduction report card yesterday using data from districts all over the state. it showed californians saved more than 67 billion gallons of water over the summer. but conservation efforts are starting to level off. so next, the state plans to launch a toll-free hotline to report water wasters. >> so we're looking at is just an easier 1-800 number that we could publicize would be a sending a notice out a letter out to the person who is complained against to let them know but we also would copy the local water district to be sure they get notice of the complaint. >> the new report shows san francisco had the lowest per capita water use of any city in the state. >> we are mindful but i don't think we are going to get any rain anytime soon, are we? it's beautiful. >> no. today gorgeous and a lot of sunshine. next week, we have to keep things dry outside out the door. a lot of sunshine coming our way a strong ridge of high pressure building overhead.
and an offshore wind and that's going to crank these temperatures up well above the average today usually in the 60s and low 70s. today as much as 5 to 10 degrees above the average. about 78 in livermore. 76 in oakland. even 73 in san francisco. so we are going to see plenty of sunshine today. can't change that so get out and enjoy it. going to be a gorgeous day. the warmest day of the week. sunny and nice weather continues right into the weekend. and then next week, we begin to notice some changes. high pressure though strengthening up above and that's sending the jet stream well to the north today up to the pacific northwest. so plenty of sunshine all the way to the coastline. 70s in the central valley. about 75 in the monterey bay. you're looking at that offshore wind. you can see it carrying the fog away from the coastline today keeping your skies clear and then tomorrow morning, it reverses becoming more of a sea breeze and that will bring with it a few more clouds cooling down our temperatures on thursday and friday. numbers, looking at about 7 6 in san jose, 75 mountain view, 77 morgan hill, 72 half moon
bay. east bay temperatures, 78 livermore. 76 concord. inside the bay, 76 in oakland and 73 degrees in san francisco. next couple of days we'll notice some changes beginning to cool down slightly on thursday and friday, especially near the coastline and just inside the bay. a beautiful weekend and then it looks like temperatures starting to cool down on monday and tuesday, maybe a couple of raindrops headed our way by next wednesday. liz? looks great. all right. thank you, lawrence. and out the door right now, traffic is looking pretty great as well as far as your drive times go. even through the altamont pass, i'm not seeing any major delay in the sensors. so we have actually kind of noticed this the past couple of days, really clear in the early morning and then a lot of bad traffic later on in the morning commute. so here's a live look. you can beat the rush now up and down 880 and the eastshore freeway. carquinez bridge to the maze about 18 minutes there. to the south bay we go and we put up a bunch of live sensors for you on 101 but for the most part all clear in san jose. ace train one is still late
about five minutes a touch longer but they are hoping to make it up as they go along. there were earlier freight trains leaving the central valley. everything else is on time. we'll take you outside. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. they should be doing some lane changes right about now. this is the time they try to get four southbound lanes open in the commute direction so you may hit some lanes change crews if you are about to hit the door right now. and san mateo bridge traffic also moving at the speed limit with about a 13-minute drive time in either direction between hayward and the peninsula. and if you are a silicon valley commuter, this is a live sneak peek right now at what it looks like in milpitas at 880 and 237. obviously is still clear there, as well. that's your latest "kcbs" drive to work. back to you guys. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. a fireball lit up the night sky in the east coast. upper right hand part of your screen is a meteor traveling through the sky on monday night. blink and you miss it. but here's the video again. it was caught on the dashcam of a police officer's car in west virginia. virgin galactic says it's
building a second spaceship after the first one exploded in southern california last week. the company says the rocket is more than halfway built. the pilot died in the crash and the co-pilot was severely injured. the ntsb says it's wrapping up its investigation. time now 4:49. a bay area medic is putting himself in the ebola hot zone. why he says he wants to join the fight. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
and 78 in gilroy. looks like we could see as high as 78 in livermore today. 77 in pleasanton. about 74 in fremont. 75 in danville and about 75 in walnut creek. in the north bay, we'll see a lot of sunshine all day long, as well. 78 degrees in clearlake maybe 81 in ukiah. 77 in sonoma. into san francisco plenty of sunshine. and about 73 degrees downtown. and we found an early-morning slow spot for you. people commuting early right now out of tracy on 205. a little jammed up from 11th to mountain house and then that roadwork continues closer to the dublin interchange between hacienda and foothill. it should be picked up by 5:00 but we are seeing a few brake lights there, as well. a full check of your "kcbs" drive to work is all coming up. thank you, liz. the law enforcement community honored a placer county sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty. thousands of officers lined the streets to pay respects to detective michael davis. he was shot during a six-hour rampage by a man and woman in
utah last month. the placer county sheriff's department last month is overwhelmed by the support. >> outpouring over the last 11 days, it's uncanny. people -- we had no idea even in the smallest of ways that people want to support us, by buying coffee, going to fundraisers. i had people from the across the united states to -- one man sent $10,000 directly to the family. >> davis leaves behind a wife, two daughters and two step- children. he was the second deputy killed in the rampage. services for deputy danny oliver were held the day before. an east bay landlord could soon be arrested for allegedly turning a blind eye to a bedbug infestation. it's been a continuing problem at the apartment on california street in concord. tenants have complained for months. the concord city attorney has also tried to get the landlord to act and now he is trying to get an arrest warrant. >> i think he needs to spend some time in jail. i really do. he has been the worst owner i have ever met in my life. >> in addition to the bedbugs, problems include washers and dryers that have been broken
for six months and trash left on the side of the building. if a judge approves the arrest warrant, the landlord may face a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. well, police in philadelphia and the fbi are trying to find the man responsible for kidnapping a young woman. surveillance video shows the suspect shopping at a gas station on monday morning. it's close to the bank where he allegedly used the missing woman's atm card south of philadelphia. another video shows 22-year-old carlesha freeland gaither being abducted from a sidewalk as she walked home sunday night. san rafael will buy 60 additional police cameras. they started testing this em in february. they are about the size of an old pager and can clearly capture audio as well as video during incidents. a marin county is going to liberia to help fight ebola.
64-year-old davis perkins has been a medic in disaster hot zones like haiti and cambodia. perkins left last night bound for villages where he will treat the disease. so far ebola killed 70% of people who get it. we asked him, take the risk? >> you are going to arguably the most dangerous deadly spot on earth. why the are you doing this? >> um, i think i'm the best man for it. i have a lot of gratitude in my life. and i think it's, um, a nice thing to be able to, yeah, to give back. >> perkins is going as one of 20 volunteers for the group called "heart to heart international." thousands of people under ebola quarantine in sierra leone are running out of food and leaving their homes to stay alive. it's contributing to the spread of the virus. sierra leone's government and the u.n. have been delivering
food to the quarantined areas but many villages are being missed. it is 4:56. voters nationwide sending a very strong message to washington. details this morning on the sweeping gains for the republicans in tuesday's elections coming your way. >> reporter: and one of 15 candidates has declared victory in the race for mayor of oakland. we'll hear from her about her top priorities. good morning. i'm michelle griego. and i'm frank mallicoat >> reporter: i'm kiet do live in san jose. too many last-minute ballots means the mayor's race is too close to call. ,,,,
beautiful day with a little traffic and weather. i can't wait to get outside today, guys. it's going to be gorgeous. a little cool out there right now. we have some 40s and 50s. but this afternoon, these temperatures going to be soaring up maybe into the 70s right along the coast. and even some of those numbers near 80 degrees in the valleys. high pressure really strengthening overhead. we are seeing a weak offshore wind too and these numbers very, very impressive. yeah, it is going to be one of those beautiful days all the way to the coast. clear over the bay, temperatures cool in spots down to 46 in santa rosa, 47 degrees in concord and 49 in san jose. but this afternoon, 78 in livermore. 76 in san jose. and 71 degrees, gorgeous on the coastline in pacifica. thank you, lawrence. and out the door, no big hot spots. a little warmer over at the bay bridge, you will notice some slight delays in the cash lanes far left ones but overall everything is looking good. they should have cleared the overnight roadwork by now westbound and eastbound picked up according to caltrans ahead of schedule before 5:00.
coming out of tracy those delays continue past 11th and now it is kind of sluggish to north flynn. so we are seeing kind of an unusual delay. various lanes blocked between hacienda and foothill through dublin and it's actually really backed up there near the dublin interchange. so 20 minutes between the altamont pass and 680. they should be picking this up shortly. but again it was supposed to wrap up by 5:00 so this is late running but we'll keep our eye on it. there is a little backup right now. well, this morning mayoral races in two of the bay area's largest cities too close to call right now. we are going to have full coverage coming up. >> first to the race for mayor of oakland. >> libby schaaf is claiming victory in the election that's complicated by rank choice voting. schaaf has 26% of the vote. jean quan is running a distant second at 16%. and in third place this morning, rebecca kaplan at 14%. >> kpix 5's anne makovec jo