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and i' good morning, everyone. it's thursday, march 17. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:00. and we begin with a commute over in the east bay a chaotic morning for many bart riders lining up for shuttle buses in pittsburg after mechanical problems knocked dozens of trains out of commission yesterday. kpix 5's anne makovec live in concord to keep us posted on the delays. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. this is where all those passengers you saw boarding the buses are arriving from the pittsburg bart station. they are arriving here at the north concord bart station which is the end of the line or the beginning of the line fending how you look at it but bottom line no trains are running between this station and pittsburg this morning. at least for the next couple of hours. bart shut down that part of the yellow line yesterday after 25 trains broke down. engineers spent the day looking for what might be causing power surges that are basically frying a piece of the train's propulsion system.
now, this happened last month, you may remember, in the transbay tube taking 80 train cars out of service and repairing them is not easy. bart is having to take parts from other cars in order to repair some damaged cars. commuters are obviously frustrated. >> this delay in bart. i live [ indiscernible ] bay point way more convenient than all the way here. just rushing so i'm like i got to get there i got to get there! >> reporter: now, bart commuters will be boarding shorter trains so they will be more crowded with record ridership numbers. it will probably affect the case systemwide when bart is already seeing record ridership numbers. the only silver lining for passengers here at the north concord bart station is that once you get on the train here, it is free to go anywhere you want on this system. parking here at north concord is also free this morning.
it will probably fill up early. we'll hear from a bart spokesman in a few minutes. we'll have that for you at the bottom of the hour at around 6:30. right now live in north concord, anne makevoc, kpix 5. a lot of frustrated bart riders and a lot of frustrated commuters as well, gianna. >> yeah. we are starting to see big differences on highway 4 as a result. once you get on bart this morning you will have 10-minute delays on the pittsburg-bay point line line. so plan for that. give yourself a few extra minutes. let's talk about highway 4. looking at our sensors now, westbound out of pittsburg right now 27 miles per hour in some spots. that lasts in 242. once you get through concord traffic eases up okay along westbound 4. 13-minute delays. drive times inching up between hillcrest and 242. accident blocking two lanes on the eastshore freeway westbound 80 at pinole valley road. chp heading out to the scene, delays behind the scene of the accident. approaches to the bay bridge
delays eastshore freeway as well as westbound 580. 101 northbound out of san jose, starting to fill in around 280/680 typical this time of the morning. westbound 580 altamont pass to 680 sluggish but okay. here's roberta. looking out at a very dark sfo this morning, good morning, everyone. may the luck of the irish be with you on this st. patrick's day. so it's the luck of the irish with our travelers and no reports of any local airport delays. temperature-wise into the 40s and 50s. it is now 54 in oakland and due west of the bay bridge it's 55 in san francisco. the coast is clear. offshore flow today setting up dry air mass. we'll see temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above average. pollen count is medium to high. speaking of highs, 70 in half
moon bay, 82 los gatos. morgan hill 80. 82 gilroy. north and northeast wind to 15 late day east bay 78 degrees in san ramon, easily 80 in diablo. 78 degrees in santa rosa and upstream we go, 70s to nearly 80. rain back in the forecast. we'll feature that coming up at 18 minutes past the hour. a busy day on the hill today for president obama's choice to replace supreme court justice antonin scalia. appellate judge merrick garland received the president's nomination yesterday. next, he must be confirmed. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says garland will not get a hearing. he says the vacancy should be filled by the next president. experts call the president's choice a centrist. >> you could not ask for a less controversial right down the middle experienced guy. >> scalia's seat will remain vacant for at least a year if a
nominee is chosen by the next president. violence at donald trump's public appearances is in the spotlight again. five deputies have been disciplined for, quote, an unsatisfactory performance back on march 9th when a trump supporter punched a protestor at a north carolina rally. three of the deputies were demoted and suspended for five days without pay. critics have suggested trump incites violence at his events. we are taking another giant leap into the future when it comes to technology. today automakers will announce they are adopting a new autonomous braking system. kiet do is live in san jose with more. reporter: good morning. the official announcement will be made later today but here is what we know so far. automatic emergency braking will be standard on most vehicles by the year 2022. now, the announcement being made late today by the national highway traffic safety administration along with 20 different automakers, automatic emergency braking uses cameras and radar to see objects or people in the road and stop the vehicle if the driver does not react. the braking feature is already
available as an option on many models. now, studies show emergency braking could reduce rear end collisions by 40%. that comes out to 700,000 crashes prevented a year. now, safety advocates were quick to point out the whole thing wreaks of a back room deal but the transportation secretary anthony foxx says these kinds of agreements actually speed up the adoption of new technology without having to go through the government's rulemaking process which can take years. you will have to familiarize yourself with this new technology so that when the emergency braking system does kick in, you don't freak out. we're live in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. north bay commuters are feeling the sting of rides they say are unreliable. many are upset that golden gate transit canceled several bus routes at the last minute. the reason, a lack of drivers. but the agency says it's
launched a hiring campaign to fill the empty spots. it is 6:06. an awful car crash on highway 4 over the weekend could have been so much worse. we are going to hear from the witness who risked his own safety for complete strangers. >> and good news for frequent flyers. stanford researchers have developing a way to prevent jet lag. >> on this throw back thursday we are back into the 80s. 82 degrees our outside number but rain back in the forecast. we'll tell you when. >> we have bart delays this morning plus busy conditions along the eastshore freeway and highway 4. your top traffic trouble spots coming right up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
emergency funding will be used to repair a massive sinkhole in welcome back to "kpix 5 morning news." time check 6:10. we are looking on this march 17 where everything is green. we are looking at the golden gate bridge where it is not so green. it is international orange. as you make a trek into the city of san francisco from the north bay expect a high today of 10 degrees above average. we'll pinpoint your forecast coming up in four minutes. emergency funding will be used to prepare a massive
sinkhole in moraga. the hole opened up sunday on green boulevard. as it grew it swallowed a traffic light, parts of the sidewalk and snapped a gas line. the repairs estimated to cost half a million dollars. a father from stockton witnessed a tragic car crash and without thinking twice, russia to save a family in trouble. chris cbs reports. -- christin ayers reports. reporter: a fiery crash on highway 4. >> i told my wife to stop the car. i jumped out. >> reporter: laquin johnson was driving to discovery bay with his family when they saw two cars crash. chp says a van was heading west on highway 4 during sunday night's storm when a pickup truck went into the van's lane and they hit head on. the van with a family of 6 inside went down the canal. >> went down there and jumped in and didn't think. i pulled out the one guy and got him to the little side of the riverbank thing and then i went back and got the three kids. >> reporter: his wife and daughter tried to comfort the children ages 2, 9 and 10.
>> it was like my mom was in the car, my dad's in the car. so i went back down and tried to save them but i couldn't because they were pinned under the car. >> reporter: the parents died at the scene. the children were taken to tracy sutter hospital for minor injuries. >> it's hard. >> people every day have to, you know, be notified of their family dying. just because people, you know, when the weather is bad, don't want to slow down. >> reporter: johnson agrees, he says he is glad he was there to help. he jumped in the canal with wallet and cell phone in his pocket but he would do it again. >> if it was me or my family, i would want somebody to help us. so i don't know, just to help them. i don't know. >> reporter: christin ayers, kpix 5. >> the driver of the truck is healing from serious injuries. police are trying to find out why he veered into the van's lane. stanford researchers are finding that quick flashes of light are great fix for jet lag. it's a struggle 95% of u.s.
travelers face when they fly across time zones each year. but bay area researchers have discovered that exposing a sleeping person to quick bursts of light for an hour or more could be very effective in curing jet lag. they learned it works twice as well as exposing a person to continuous light when they suffer from it. you may remember virginia mclaren who couldn't help but dance when she met president obama at age 106. well that was not enough excitement for virginia sow now that she is 107, she is upping the ante. she celebrated her birthday over the weekend. >> i bet it was big. and not long after she threw a party of sorts for students at a dc charter school. she teamed up with the globetrotters in washington for a couple of days so while the players dazzled students with tricks, virginia spun the ball on her finger and danced like there was no tomorrow. how about that? but meeting the president was still her proudes moment of all. >> i didn't think i would live
to see a black president, ha ha, so all of these things really happen to me and i'm so grateful the lord let me live to see some of it. >> as for virginia's future plans, she says she is not sure what's next. but for now, she simply is happy as a bug in a rug. >> oh. isn't that sweet? >> i can't imagine -- imagine what she has seen over the years. >> oh, my god, 107 years. >> you know what her success is, one cup of green beer a day. >> on st. patrick's day. >> you made that up. >> i did make that up. >> let's talk hoops here. we have basketball coming up on cbs for the next four straight days. >> yes. >> at 9:15 duke kicks it off. who do you like? >> okay, so i'm picking kansas. i don't have -- now -- >> going out on a limb. >> no rhyme or reason to my pick. >> because they are favored. >> that's what it is. i throw a few upsets in there when i do the brackets and, yeah. >> how about you, ro? >> i got into college
basketball when my son was going to st. john's and red storm. i'm going with kentucky. >> calipari is a good coach. >> and solid offense. >> i'm going kansas, too. >> all right. i have north carolina. we'll see what happens. >> michael jordan's old school. >> yeah. >> we are going to win this year. >> we are. >> we should make a bet but we'll work on that later. all right. how about some traffic? >> all right. let's jump over to a live shot now. there are bus bridges in place dealing with big bart delays this morning. the train station has no service between north concord and pittsburg-baypoint. ten-minute delays once you get on bart for the pittsburg- baypoint line in the sfo direction. so plan for that. you might see some extra folks out there shorter trains. you will see extra crowded trains as well this morning. that means you might see extra crowded freeways also. in fact, look at this. our drive time in the red now. 15 minutes as you work your way westbound highway 4. at least from hillcrest avenue to 242. that's where the bulk of the delays are. so a few extra cars might be on the roads instead of folks using the roads instead of
using bart this morning. so plan for that, sluggish there. no delays past the area towards the eastshore freeway. but once you got on the 80, that changes very quickly. very slow-and-go westbound 80. you have two separate accidents one at pinole valley road, another at hilltop. extra busy there. brake lights towards the bay bridge this morning, sluggish once you get here. westbound 80 slow, 4 minutes carquinez bridge to the maze. looks like westbound 580 starting to stack up as well as you work your way out of the maze over towards oakland heading into san francisco. westbound 580, from the altamont pass to 680, that's an 18-minute ride through there. we have first reports of an accident westbound 580 right at hacienda. two cars involved. no word if it's blocking lanes. but you will see delays east of there as well as folks work their way out of tracy this morning. westbound the "super commuters" seeing brake lights.
>> slow going through dublin this morning, isn't? it? >> it is. >> not so much the luck of the irish there this morning. good morning for this st. patrick's day mild to warm conditions. 70 to 82 degrees. 70 in half moon bay. sfo no reports of any local airport delays at this hour. we have clear skies, visibility is unlimited. and right now our air temperatures in the 40s and in the mid-50s. here's what you need to know on this thursday march 17. the last days of winter 2016 will be mild and sunny. today is going to be the warmest day of the week. then we can anticipate half inch of rain on monday and even a little bit of winter conditions in the north bay. the coast is clear. these clouds are associated with a big beautiful area of low pressure stacked up over the western pacific. this is textbook perfect. you can see the core. this is the frontal boundary. it's just bouncing off this ridge of high pressure. that's winning out for now but our wind particle map suggests this low as it moves into the pacific northwest is going to put a dent in that ridge of
high pressure. storm track will return late sunday. 46 up to 75 at the state capital upper 60s today gorgeous. monterey bay all the way through carmel. 68 in yosemite today. meanwhile, our sun-up is at 7:17. some longer days by two minutes and 26 second. get out and enjoy each and every available daylight hour today. we have numbers in the site of and in the 80s. 82 outside number los gatos and saratoga and gilroy. and to the east towards discovery bay. here's your pollen count. that's going up as well due to the trees that continue to blossom. friday slightly cooler. increasing clouds on saturday. we'll cloud up on sunday leading to rain on monday. oakland running festival on sunday. hope to see you there. the weather will be stellar! 57 degrees. gang? >> all right, roberta. thank you. this week kpix 5 is proud to sponsor the cbs bay area spelling bee and in a minute we are going to tell you how you can watch it. but first, on the hot seat for
the 6th time is our michelle griego. champion speller from colorado about to do her best. >> i used to . >> you're awesome! >> you need to find your inner italian. >> italian word. >> the word is fanticcini it's a plural noun puppets moved by string or mechanical device. [ spelling ] >> that is your final answer? >> i think so. >> well, let's see what our speller walker from rolling hills middle school in los
gatos has to say. >> fantoccini. >> ladies and gentlemen! [ applause ] ! >> that's now my favorite word. >> a big plate of spaghetti! well done, michelle! >> that's my favorite word today. >> i would have put an a in it thinking it was a soft drink but that's okay. you can see the spellers compete in the oral bee on saturday at noon on kbcw, "the cable guy" live streamed to our website, cbssf.com/leave, and on cw 44/cable 12. >> here's a cheer from rolling hills. [ cheer ] >> there are giving her some love. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
while the warriors make it look easy it's been remarkable what they have been accomplish this season. a win last night means oo 50 a win last night means 50 straight home wins and one win closer to the number 73. steph curry here with his signature tunnel tricks. kristaps porzingis playing copycat and he hit it on his first attempt! unfortunately, for porzingis, he couldn't shoot from there during the game. it didn't matter where steph was on the floor especially with that much room. he had 16 points in the 1st quarter. a game-high of 34. second half the warriors cruising steph with a perfect lob to andre bogut and the "dubs" up by 23. now later in the third, shot clock winding down. curry the rebels gets off balance but still banks in the three from an angle. he has 330 threes now with 15
games to go. the lead is now 30. the warriors protecting the big lead and maurice drains the three and oracle is rocking with the "dubs"' 50th consecutive win. -- home win. the warriors beat the knicks 121-85 and porzingis with two points in the game. [ laughter ] to the baseball diamond. spring training samardzija staked to a 5-0 lead but he gave it up when he got 6 runs leaving him with an 8.31 e.r.a. in this spring. another day and another injury for the giants. denard span in center field can't make the catch and lands hard. he leaves the game with a shoulder injury. the mariners beat the giants 9- 6. now the "dubs" will head on the road. they have dallas on friday night and a big game coming up on saturday against the spurs. and that's your sports for this morning. it is 6:25. a dog is back with her owner after five weeks stranded off
communication -- using a me popular among isis militant san francisco supervisors may be breaking the rules on secret communication using a method popular among isis militants. >> and some bay area school administrators are under fire for allowing an accused rapist to teach students about discipline. >> good morning from the kpix 5 weather center. sure, it's st. patrick's day but we're already looking ahead towards the weekend. we'll talk about rain and when
to expect it. >> we are dealing with major bart delays and delays along highway 4. details coming up. good morning. it's thursday, march 17. st. patrick's day. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:30. a chaotic morning for many bart riders. they are lining up for shuttle buses in pittsburg after mechanical problems knocked dozens of train cars out of commission. kpix 5's anne makovec is at the north concord station. we are going to check in with her in just a minute. >> we'll get back to anne shortly. but drivers on the peninsula also going to have a difficult ride because of options for commutes this morning. caltrans just opened a new overpass to traffic at broadway and highway 101. that's in burlingame. the old bridge over 101 will be demolished over the next couple of weeks. so traffic, um, could be an issue. we didn't get to anne, but, bart, they are busing i guess from pittsburg-baypoint to get around the north concord
station. >> so bart trains are going to be really packed this morning. gianna, also the roads? >> yes, definitely. so there is no train service between north concord and pittsburg-baypoint stations for equipment problems. they are working on it. it's an ongoing problem since yesterday causing major delays now. bus bridges are in place as a result to get you through that portion of bart. now, there will be shorter trains once you get on bart this morning. so extra busy conditions again through there. that means you might see some delays on the roads. we are dealing with at least 10- to 15-minute delays pittsburg- bay point line towards sfo. let's show you what this is doing to the freeway. it's busy for the morning drive. it's the commute direction but he will see busy conditions through there. 17 minutes now typical drive time between hillcrest avenue and 242 is only about 7 minutes. but again 17 minutes now so an extra 10 minutes for your drive just to get through this portion. delays at the eastshore freeway. we have a couple of accidents
westbound 80 at minute noel valley roadblocking lanes -- at pinole valley road blocking lanes. a second accident stuck at hilltop on the shoulder. busy through there towards the bay bridge. another wreck just reported south 101 at alameda del prado. we have anne makovec now. she is at the north concord station with the latest on the detours. >> reporter: we just saw picks of some of the people board -- pictures of some of the people boarding buses at the pittsburg- baypoint bart station. this is where those buses dropped people off at the north concord bart station. i just talked to the spokesman who said anybody taking the bus bridge should add an extra 30 minutes to their trips. all bart riders should expect delays. bart shut down the section of track between concord and pittsburg-baypoint yesterday after 50 train cars broke down there. that's an updated number.
50 cars knocked out of service right now. engineers are still trying to figure out what's causing the problem. they say power surges are basically frying a piece of the train's propulsion system. it is a real mystery though. and this happened last month in the transbay tube. they still haven't solved that issue. that took 80 trains out of service. 80 train cars, rather, out of service. so bart is basically taking cars and car parts off other trains in the meantime causing more crowding systemwide. >> if you are getting on somewhere in downtown oakland you may have to wait for several trains before you fit. we have even yesterday had to take several trains out of service so not just train cars but normal trains that show up weren't even there and that was as a result of what we were seeing yesterday. >> reporter: so this is what commuters are going to be dealing with, extra crowded trains for the foreseeable future. there's no estimated time of when they re-open the track.
they are taking test runs right now trying to figure out the problem. but as far as when things will be back to normal, no estimated time, no estimated price on how much this is going to cost bart and in the meantime, bart has been experiencing record ridership. so if you have issues with crowded trains on bart in the past, prepare for it in the future. the only bright spot in the concord station is rides are free as is parking. i'm sure the parking lot will be full this morning. anne makovec, kpix 5. >> or stay home and enjoy this beautiful weather. we have a great day on tap, don't we, roberta? >> yeah. work on your brackets, right? >> watch hoops. >> celebrate st. patrick's day. that's what i would do. roberta oh, gonzalez here o'gonzales. grab a jacket. we have temperatures in the
40s. isn't that beautiful? official sun-up at 7:17. mild and warm st. patrick's day. in the 40s and 50s. coast is clear. that's what an offshore flow looks like. pollen count is high. alder, ash and juniper. 82 los gatos, 80 morgan hill. east the bay. 60s and 70s north of the golden gate bridge. sunshine in cloverdale. your full forecast is coming up. police say this is the man who hit two kids in castro valley and then drove off. daniel morris was arrested at a hotel in hayward early wednesday morning. investigators say morris was driving a stolen car when he ran off the road last week hitting two brothers as they
walked to school. the 8-year-old boy had minor injuries. the 6-year-old boy was severely hurt. at the family's request, police did not give details. morris is charged with felony hit-and-run, auto theft and possession of stolen property. the man accused of murdering morgan hill time sierra lamar will be in court today. yesterday her friends and family held a gathering in fremont at a restaurant four years since her disappearance. the mother says it's important her legacy is remembered. >> not painful just to us but painful to everybody she has come into contact with showing us that she's affected a lot of people and she's missed and that makes me realize how blessed i was to have a daughter like her. >> sierra's body has never been found. but antolin garcia-torres was arrested in the case after her dna was found in his car. he is charged with her kidnapping and murder. well, in a few hours, a dog will be reunited with her owner
after being lost at sea for nearly five weeks. the navy officials found luna on an island 80 miles off the coast of california after she disappeared while on her owner's fishing boat. here brian webb. >> reporter: one lucky dog. the 18-month-old dog was welcomed home by her owner's best friend after five weeks lost at sea and presumed dead. >> never even thought in my wildest dreams this would be a possibility that i would ever see her again. >> reporter: luna was with her owner on a fishing boat elizabeth h on february 10th when she vanished about two miles off the coast of the san clemente island. the dog was reported missing to the navy and the coast guard began the search. >> we did not find her. i think that she was just down on the beach and that coloring blends perfectly. >> reporter: five weeks later the pup was spotted along the main road on the island. >> she is thin but not
emaciated. when we got her she wasn't even that dehydrated. she was probably eating, you know, basically dead fish that she found on the shoreline. >> reporter: luna was flown to the coronado airbase hungry and healthy. >> i didn't think when i became the commanding officer that this would happen. it's a good story. >> reporter: her owner returns from a trip today. the tale of how she survived will remain a mystery forever. brian webb, for cbs news. >> luna's owners are not sure why she disappeared from the boat. they say she may have slipped or jumped off the boat to chase a seal. in san francisco, some members of the board of supervisors have been reportedly been using a self did he strucking message app called telegram. according to a news website, the self-destructing message can be used to bypass public message laws. they are part of the public record if they relate to public business. telegram previously made news
after it was apparently used by "islamic state" militants to spread propaganda. telegram shut down nearly 80 of those channels back in november. some parents in hayward are upset about a hayward high school's decision to have a former 49er talk about discipline. ray mcdonald addressed students at tennyson high school and posed for pictures with them. mcdonald is awaiting trial for sexual assault and was accused of domestic violence. his legal problems led to the 49ers firing him two years ago. some of the students questioned the choice. others say mcdonald used his life experiences to inspire them. >> arrested many times, he hasn't learned from his mistakes so i think it's messed up by having a guy come talk about self-discipline when he has no self-discipline. >> people make mistakes. we are human. him coming here and, like, trying to help us out giving us knowledge, that's something for the parents not to be upset with. >> some parents sent an angry
letter to the district. the district responded apologizing and admitting mcdonald probably wasn't the best choice. his rape trial begins next month. all right. some hoop now. the ncaa tournament tips off in just a couple of hours and it looks like cal will need a little bit of help off their bench to step it up if they hope to advance into round number 2. yahoo sports is reporting that starting point guard tyrone wallace has a broken bone in his nonshooting hand. he is likely out for tomorrow's game against hawaii in the opener. he should get an official diagnosis today. wallace is the bears's only scholarship senior and leads in scoring. the first round begins here on channel 5 this morning. unc wilmington will take on duke and all the fun gets started, tip-off at 9:15 a.m. right here on kpix 5. time now 6:40. missing in tijuana. how a drive to the airport turned into a terrifying trip for a 92-year-old california woman. >> reporter: i'm kiet do. we're live in san jose.
but only a few commands to master depositing checks at chase atms. technology designed for you. so you can easily master the way you bank. new york. 'll talk with time for a look at what's coming up on "cbs this morning." charlie rose joins us now from new york. >> reporter: good morning. we'll talk with elizabeth warren and jeff flake about merrick garland. plus seaworld's ceo is in studio 57 with the president of the humane society. and they have a major announcement on changes to the killer whale program. and this, how safe is your tap water? the surprising results of the "usa today" network
investigation of u.s. water systems. and birds used to help fight london's pollution problem a closer look at the pidgeon air patrol. the news is back in the morning. and we'll have it for you at 7:00. duke is only a four seed. are they going to do well? >> i think it's going to be very, very, very, very tough. >> yeah. >> i mean, i think carolina is in a much better place. unc in a much better place and kansas, and others. >> well, they always seem to find their way in and do well anyway. we'll see how they do. happy st. patrick's day. enjoy the tournament. >> thank you. >> and to you. >> we like charlie's tie, too. >> very green. [ laughter ] it is 6:45. a san francisco company is about to slash hundreds of jobs. here's kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. >> good morning. unfortunately news coming for employees of mckesson. the san francisco-based wholesale drug distributor announcing it's going to cut
1600 jobs, 4% of its u.s. workforce. it needs to cut costs to meet new business strategies. couple of weeks ago, mckesson went on a buying spree picking up three companies for $3 billion including canada's rexall pharmacy chain. unemployment was up 7,000 to 265,000. the four-week average flat. overall levels suggesting solid job growth. that was something noted by the federal reserve and wrapped up in its two-day meeting and left interest rates unchanged. williams-sonoma reported earnings for the 4th quarter and the san francisco-based company disappointed investors with its results. its revenue is up less than 3%. and while its sales were higher at the flagship chain and west elm did well, pottery barn sales were down by 2% and pottery barn is the biggest revenue generator for williams- sonoma. and as a result, williams- sonoma shares are tumbling in the early going. let's look at the big board, see how we're doing. the market looks to pull back a
little from yesterday's gains. dow down 20. nasdaq down 19. s&p down 4. williams-sonoma shares down 7%. that's also affecting corte madera-based restoration hardware down 4%. back to you. >> thank you. that oregon duck stock number one seed, what do you think? >> oh, the greens going for st. patrick's day and the ducks obviously. i'll pick them to win. i pretty much do that every year no matter the seeding. >> jason, i have them in my final four. >> good call! you might win. >> i was born in oregon. but -- >> good luck to cal of course. >> there we go. automakers say the changes will make roads safer for drivers. kpix 5's reporter kiet do is live in san jose with more on the announcement coming later today. >> reporter: yeah. this has been in the works for quite some time. some of the details now starting to leak out. we are learning that
automatic emergency braking will be standard on most vehicles by the year 2022. now, the announcement being made later today by the national highway traffic safety administration along with 20 different automakers, automatic emergency braking uses cameras and radar to see objects or people in the road and stop the vehicle if the driver does not react. the braking feature is already available as an option on many models. now, studies show emergency braking could reduce rear end collisions by 40%. that comes out to 700,000 crashes prevented a year. now, safety advocates were quick to point out the whole thing wreaks of a back room deal but the transportation secretary anthony foxx says these kinds of agreement speed -- agreements actually speed up the adoption of new technology without having to go through the government's cumbersome rulemaking process which can take years. we asked the chp to weigh in on this. the only thing they could say if you crash, you are to blame, not the technology. >> when you're behind the wheel
you're responsible for everything. >> reporter: now, experts say there is a learning curve so once you do have this technology in your hands, familiarize yourself with it so that when it kicks in, you don't get caught off guard. live in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. let's kick it over to gianna and find out how we're doing on traffic on st. patrick's day. . >> delays on highway 4 and bart troubles. here's a map. bart pittsburg-baypoint we are going to see about 10-minute delays this morning but there is a closure between pittsburg- baypoint and north consumer report. extra busy on highway 4 because a lot of people are on the roads instead. there's that live shot. this is bus bridges in place to take folks over towards the north concord bart or into oakland this morning. again this is a closure due to the train problems on the tracks. you're going to see some delays there. so 19 minutes for your drive time westbound 4. hillcrest avenue to 242 this morning. eastshore freeway slow-and-go
conditions as you work your way berkeley to emeryville. at the bay bridge traffic is backed up into the maze. your carquinez bridge to the maze commute is about 29 minutes now for your drive time. had an earlier trouble spot southbound 101 out of marin through novato that's been cleared out of lanes but still have slow conditions as you work your way out of novato into san rafael. eases up once you get to 580. no delays heading into san francisco. busy westbound 580 brake lights for some spots there once you get over to 680. 21 minutes for your drive time. west 580 at hacienda this accident now clearing. busy out of tracy. >> happy st. patrick's day. >> may the luck of the irish be with you. it's time to look at our weather watchers and see who is reporting what in and around our area on this st. patrick's day. checking in with peggi rodgers in petaluma this morning reporting clear and cold conditions right now there at
41 degrees. good morning to you, peggy. north bay to the santa clara valley home of the brit. you know, some big time partying going on there today for st. patrick's day and also for march madness. clear skies over the santa clara valley. temperatures 50 degrees. 44 now in throughout the tri- valley. 45 in santa rosa. 17th day of march, we are in the final last winter days and they will go out mildly with above average temperatures. warmest day of the workweek rain on monday coast is clear. if you ever wondered what an offshore flow looks like, this is very indicative of that with winds out of the north and east pushing the clouds back to the west. these clouds are associated with an area of low pressure that's textbook perfect. i'm just loving it. that's the core, that's the frontal boundary. that front is just banging up against the ridge of high pressure. our wind map suggests the low will move into the pacific northwest allowing the high pressure to erode sunday.
overnight sunday into rain, half inch of rain in the urban areas. 75 sacramento. ski report: 82 cross- examination my outside number. temperatures in the 70s, friday, saturday, sunday when we cloud up. rain returns on monday. michelle? >> okay, roberta. it was quite an adventure for 92-year-old shirley rhymers. the southern california woman got loves and ended up overnight in tijuana, mexico. she is now back at her home in seal beach. rhymers intended to drive to long beach tuesday but ended up in tijuana when she crashed her car in a dangerous neighborhood. fortunately a good samaritan came upon her. >> now, you can't stay here. she said, you are coming with me. >> i helped her because i knew she needed care. >> maya martin took rhymers
home and called police. seal beach detectives went to tijuana to retrieve mrs. reimers but had a difficult time because the roads in the neighborhood do not have names. >> hm. time now 6:53. a state of emergency is declared in one bay area city. it's all because of a massive sinkhole. >> there will be delays for bart systemwide today. coming up, we'll tell you why and how to get around it. ,,,,
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hearing. and he won't meet with garland in person. michigan governor rick snyder meets with congress today to discuss the flint water crisis. the city's water supply was tainted with lead two years ago after officials decided to switch its source to save money. governor snyder is expected to ask lawmakers to help fix the problem a texas police officer charged with murder for the deadly shooting of a 16-year- old officer. ken johnson was off dude when he chased down and shot jose cruz who was suspected of breaking into his car. another teen was hurt and will survive. seaworld says it's stopping their orca breeding program. the company has been criticized for years over its treatment of the animals. seaworld will also drop the killer whale shows in favor of more natural encounters. a massive sinkhole has prompted the moraga city council to declare a state of emergency. it opened up sunday on marine boulevard and kept growing. the emergency declaration will
help pay for the repairs estimated at a half million- dollar. >> reporter: the yellow bart line against and this end morning. anybody coming from pittsburg- baypoint has to take a bus and a bart spokesman says if you are taking that bus bridge add 30 minutes to your trip. all bart riders should expect delays today. bart shut down the track between concord and pittsburg- baypoint yesterday after 50 train cars were knocked out of service. engineers trying to figure out why power surges are frying the train's propulsion system. last week it took out 80 train cars in the transbay tube. >> it's not a safety issue. even if you are on the car when it happens, no risk. but the car is damaged and we can't use it until we replace the propulsion equipment. >> reporter: so that means crowded trains fewer cars available. bart has no estimated time when things will be back to normal.
bart's been having a hard time getting its hands on the parts it needs because these are outdated parts for an aging system. live in north concord, anne makovec, kpix 5. skipping bart instead using the freeways, we are going to see busy conditions an highway 4. 18 minutes hillcrest to 242. better at the eastshore freeway but once you get on 80 delays heading westbound possible slowing into berkeley. slow-and-go conditions at emeryville on the bay bridge where the metering lights are on, slow backed up into the maze. san mateo bridge also sluggish. >> i think you should stay home and just work on your brackets. good morning, everyone! this is our live weather camera looking towards the bay bridge where we have temperatures in the 40s and 50s. it is now 54 san francisco. 49 degrees in san jose. this is going to be the warmest day for the last part of winter. all the way up to 82 degrees. offshore flow, slightly cooler on friday, increasing clouds saturday, leads to rain showers by monday. may the luck of the irish be with you. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org
good morning. it's thursday, march 17, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." merrick garland heads to capitol hill today, but the senate's gop leaders refuse to meet with him. breaking news. seaworld says it's going to end its controversial killer whale shows. the company's ceo is in studio 57. and a major league baseball player gives up $13 million in a showdown over his son spending time in the clubhouse. but we begin with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds.