Skip to main content

tv   KPIX 5 News at 5AM  CBS  February 9, 2017 5:00am-6:01am PST

5:00 am
let's head outside take a live look at the bay bridge right now. looks pretty nice out there. but the rain is here! it is coming. >> looks can be deceiving. this is a cold front in the north by where we have been experiencing the atmospheric river and it's pounding the santa cruz mountains and coming up the coast. this is different. there is a strong possibility of an isolated thunderstorm today today. a lot of precipitation is busting through the warm air mass. it could be virga. bodega bay reporting rain, dylan beach as well guerneville windsor. meanwhile this is how it looks on our hi-def doppler radar. you see the plume all associated with that cold front. entering the bay area as the
5:01 am
morning progresses. er the russian river in guerneville will crest again tomorrow morning by this time. that huge area is where we have a flood watch in effect today due to the rain coinciding with high tide at 9:43 just highof seven feet -- just shy of seven feet. this is the north bay, coastline and santa cruz mountains. with the approaching cold front winds will increase out of the south to 30 miles per hour gusts to 45. in the highest elevations around the bay area, 60-mile- per-hour winds cannot be ruled out there. will be more downed trees. we do have few light sprinkles on the camera. it's balmy. these would be afternoon highs. 50s and 60s. it is 62 degrees in oakland and redwood city. winds 16 in san francisco, 17 half moon bay. lighter winds east of the bay. 15 in fremont.
5:02 am
napa up to 15 miles per hour. satellite and radar atmospheric river, you see all that right now being driven into the bay area. but see that big old giant l? that's the core of the center of the area of low pressure that will be smacking into the atmospheric river bringing us a lot of rain in a short amount of time. here's your timing with the heaviest rain towards the santa rosa area approaching the 9:00 hour. but the lighter rain around the central bay that front just drapes itself over the bay area by high noon. and look at the santa cruz area getting hit with a deluge of rainfall. all this continues to sag to the south. we'll see a break for the evening commute. but the damage will be done with the ponding on the roads. and then lingering showers into your friday. we dry out by the weekend. so we'll tally up the numbers and tell you how much rain to expect. but right now, let's send it to roqui. >> thank you, roberta. the damage is done. we have a traffic alert in scotts valley in effect since yesterday. highway 17 one lane in each direction while crews continue to try to clean up
5:03 am
that massive mudslide covering the northbound side so traffic moving in both directions out there but it's moving slowly and will get slower as the morning progresses. be careful. chp and caltrans should have it cleared up by the end of the weekend but that's no guarantee so we'll keep an eye on it. west of saratoga, highway 9 is closed between redwood gulch road and 35, skyline boulevard. so this is all due to a mudslide. if you are heading into the peninsula here's a live look at the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city your driving smoothly there aim story on the bay bridge into downtown san francisco. okay. i think it's a good idea to just avoid the roads today so if you can, consider bart, ace, muni and caltrain. they are all on time right now. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. in santa cruz county, heavy rains have kept crews busy cleaning up debris. kpix 5's maria medina is live in the santa cruz mountains on their key concerns as the next
5:04 am
storm arrives. >> reporter: they just cannot catch a break out here. this is day 3 that crews have been out at this mudslide behind me. northbound lanes remain closed as roqui said. southbound lanes are open to traffic in both directions and as you can see, not a lot of cars out here and traffic running smoothly but this is not the only thing that people in the santa cruz mountains are dealing with. they are also dealing with downed trees and downed power lines. this is what our crews stumbled on just yesterday off highway 17 on bear creek road and take a look at the damage to this home. now, brian ward says his pregnant wife grabbed their baby. they ran for their lives when the mountain let loose above. janinefully, she jumped out of -- >> thankfully, she jumped out of bed, grabbed my daughter and ran outside barefoot. >> reporter: they are dealing with mudslides here. county crews brought in contractors to help them with
5:05 am
the mess, including that epic mudslide that i'm standing next to. that came down on tuesday. again this is day 3 that the county crews have been out here cleaning it up. as roqui said it will take days for them to clean it up because they are bracing for yet another round of wet weather. they are bracing for more damage out here. again, as i said before, that santa cruz mountains cannot catch a break. it's raining again in the north bay and that could cause problems for mudslides there. kpix 5's anne makovec is live in santa rosa. how's it looking? >> reporter: this is probably the last time of the morning that you will see me without a raincoat because right now it's virga as roberta would say coming down here in santa rosa. but we are starting to see the mist pick up. it's going to be sprinkling and then it's going to be pouring later and there is a lot of concern here in the north bay when it comes to mudslides.
5:06 am
check out this video. all eyes on the hillside and the mud particularly in marin county, this is manor hill in fairfax where as you can see a massive mudslide came charging down the hill and crashed right through the front door. a mom was home with her 4-year- old son at the time when they heard, and felt the earth begin to move. the whole house buckled and the front door snapped. >> she just grabbed my son and then went out the bathroom window and ran barefoot to the neighbors. >> reporter: and here's another big mudslide that stalled in the middle of the hill on via la cumbre. work crews removed debris and covered it with a giant tarp and they are hoping that it's going to remain stable through this next storm because there are homes just below it. all the hillsides around here are saturated. as for downtown santa rosa, we are just waiting for the rain but you can probably watch throughout the show my wardrobe pick up. there will be the hat, the
5:07 am
raincoat, you know. right now in santa rosa, anne makevoc, kpix 5. if you have plans to travel on 37 today, this is what it looks like. chp will close the highway in novato again today. they pumped water out from the flooded road yesterday but they are bracing for even more flooding as the new storm moves in today. and dramatic video of the runoff from all this rain. the marin water district sharing this video of the raging spillway near lake lagunitas. many bay area reservoirs are already at capacity. nearly 3,000 flights across the country are being canceled because of the winter storms. this is a live look out at sfo where 45 flights are canceled and 10 flights are delayed. the main cause for the problems, this massive snowstorm on the east coast. this is a live look at chester, new jersey, where there are white-out conditions. you can barely see that fence there. there's some trees too in the background and parts of new york and boston could get up to a foot of snow. security is being stepped
5:08 am
up to protect berkeley's mayor right now. he is receiving death threats after he made critical remarks about the speaker who sparked destructive protests at cal. on february 1, a group of demonstrators dressed in black joined a student protest and set fires and broke through security gates before a planned appearance from breitbart columnist milo yiannopoulos. mayor jesse arreguin called him a white nationalist but apologized for that remark. he said: - raises. because the city council just their new amid a staffing crisis, san jose's police officers are now being promised raises. the city council just signed off on their new contract. it includes 20% pay raises over the next 3.5 years and in a push to attract new cadets, the
5:09 am
city is offering $5,000 retention bonuses so that officers won't be tempted by other bay area cities. sjpd staffing levels are at historic lows with just under 800 full time officers, it was 1400 in 2009. jeff sessions will be sworn in as the new u.s. attorney general today. the senate confirmed the alabama senator yesterday after 24 hours of debate. democrats tried to stop his nomination but couldn't. the vote was 52-47 mostly along party lines. >> i want to thank president donald trump. he believes in the rule of law. he believes in protecting the american people from crime and violence. he believes in a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interest. >> president trump tweeted his congratulations. he says that he will be at today's ceremony. time now 5:09. sometimes the best school lessons aren't learned from a book. next, how an interesting twist of fate put these students
5:10 am
ahead for life. >> plus, a traveling rodeo that's been smashing stereotypes for generations and why you should care. >> from the kpix weather center good morning everybody we remain on storm watch as this storm heads towards the bay area. we'll talk about just how much more rain to expect. >> good morning from the traffic center. were you stuck in the traffic on the altamont pass yesterday? well, how's it looking today? we'll have that full update coming up.
5:11 am
5:12 am
5:13 am
making a difference one guitar at a time. it's a uniqiue program that allows one teacher in the bay area is making a difference one guitar at a time. >> it's a unique program that allows students to build their own guitars and earn something greater in the end. half moon bay high school is this week's cool school. some days school can be a grind. but for these students it's a blast. >> this is just something i was very passionate about and i wanted to do it. i feel like the kids get a lot out of it. >> as you put it all together you feel like, wow, i'm making this and it's going to, like, play music it's, like, this cool feeling to think, like, i did this for from, like, scrap.
5:14 am
>> reporter: it takes roughly 50 hours to sand and piece together these intricate instruments. the sides of the guitar are made of avanka wood a very dense wood and top of the guitar is made of spruce which is typical for acoustic guitars. but the program would not exist had it not been for an odd twist. anthony lost his job in san diego during recession cutbacks even lived in a trailer for three months but refused to give up on teaching thanks to his wife christie. >> the whole time i'm struggling trying to find a job trying to teach, you know, and doing what i want, trying to pursue what i wanted to do, and she supported me the whole way. she didn't ever say, hey, you got to start looking at something else. she never said that. she let me keep pursuing it. >> reporter: eventually landed at half moon bay five years ago and convinced taylor guitars to donate 40 kits worth around $4,000 each year. ♪[ music ] >> it's out of tune.
5:15 am
>> reporter: that's still music to the ears of any school budget, taxpayer and students. >> he is always doing lots of things for everybody. he is always in, like, 10 different places at once. >> he's just always been there to she me the steps i need to do to make our projects and my project outside of class he always helped me with. >> i want them to -- to learn a little bit about problem- solving because when you're building a guitar for the first time, you do make mistakes. and you have to overcome those mistakes. >> he is just one of those really dedicated teachers. he says there's only a handful of these programs in california. this one is the only one in northern california. and he is building 6 additional guitars for a fundraiser that he is helping in march. so you can contact that school if you would like to help out. >> so did he play the guitar? >> he tried -- so he admits that he is not really a guitarist but wants to inspire the kids and a lot of these students also come in not knowing how to play the guitar but once they make it, they kind of learn. >> those students are blessed to be with an inspiring teacher
5:16 am
there. what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at we may come and featu re your school on the show. that was a very "cool school." >> very "cool school." very cool teacher and awesome school. let's check traffic with roqui. >> i would like to carry on the good news here and talk about the altamont pass. if you were stuck in that traffic yesterday, i'm so sorry. but we have better news today. so let's take a look at it now, see the conditions along the altamont pass. 60 miles per hour and then down to 29. but we'll take it. that's better than 8 miles per hour as we had yesterday. yesterday we had two major potholes blocking the two right lanes on westbound 580 and that caused 17-mile backups along the way. so if you were coming out of tracy or san joaquin county to livermore, you were stuck in a nightmare. so we have woken up from our nightmare and this is good news. north tracy boulevard to the altamont pass will only take
5:17 am
you about 25 minutes. moving over now if you are taking livermore on to the dublin interchange, here's a live look at that slow commuter traffic. altamont pass to 680 will take you about 16 minutes. if you are traveling into the peninsula, here's a live look at the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city, you are looking good there, too. all right. now to the traffic alert in the south bay. this is scotts valley area between vine hill road and sugarloaf we have one lane in each direction while crews continue to try and clean up that big mudslide out there covering the northbound side. now, chp and caltrans are saying that this should be cleaned up by the end of the weekend but that's definitely not a guarantee. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. those metering lights will be turning on in 10 minutes. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. good morning, everybody. we are queuing up our live hi- def doppler radar because we are picking up rain in the north bay at this particular time. a lot of it happens to be virga. it's got a lot of that warm air mass to bust through before the rain hits the ground but
5:18 am
nonetheless, we are seeing the bands of rain showers on approach. guerneville you have been reporting light rain showers. same in the bodega bay area. rohnert park santa rosa some virga. but meanwhile, this is the deal. it's a cold front that is now descending in the extreme northern portion of our bay area and even the state of california. and because of impending heavy rain showers, we are watching the russian river in guerneville. we have had minor flooding already because flood stage is at 32 feet. we are at nearly 34 feet. we expect the second crest to begin tomorrow morning. so the red highlighted area is where we have a coastal flood warning encompassing the entire coastline coinciding with high tide this morning at 9:43 at nearly 7 feet. there will be water on the embarcadero. meanwhile, the yellow highlighted areas where we have a flash flood watch in effect that's the north bay, coastline, santa cruz mountains, there will be more mudslides. there will be more flooding
5:19 am
with this impending storm. your high wind advisory today, south winds up to 30 miles per hour, gusts up to 45. and we'll expect 60-mile-per- hour gusts in the highest elevations of the mount tam area also in diablo. robert sullivan says the barometer is 29.89, that's a good indication that the barometer is falling with low pressure. we are in the 60s except santa rosa 58. winds at 16 in san francisco. 14 sfo. 17 at the coast. 15 napa. it's going to be a windy day today. this right here atmospheric river, we have been experiencing it coinciding with the cold front. the two are going to clash and there may be thunderstorms. by lunch hour easily from the north bay into the santa cruz mountains, heavy rainfall throughout the bay area. all this slides past san jose
5:20 am
by the evening commute but we'll have ponding on the roads by that time. a hit-and-miss scattered shower tonight through your friday. and then high pressure begins to nestle into the bay area and we dry out just in time for the weekend. meanwhile, we can tag on easily two to three inches of rain across the bay area up to five inches in the santa cruz mountains. also the north bay mountains. there's your tahoe forecast with a flood warning. your tahoe report, it's raining now about it's going to be clearing out by the weekend with excellent conditions especially by sunday. temperatures in the 60s today, very balmy still. but by sunday morning you're going to wake up to frost on the ground. meanwhile saturday all the way through wednesday, a string of sunshiny days. and that's a look at your storm watch report. roberta, thank you. a traveling rodeo is working hard to share a piece of wild west history few people know. the bill picket invitational rodeo is showcasing black cowboys. bill was a famous black cowboy in the 20th century.
5:21 am
30 years ago it started in his honor. the company's president says much of america has no clue black men once made up one- fourth of the cowboys in the wild west. and with all female management, the bill pickett rodeo is shattering stereotypes. >> thing i like is i didn't know it was a black cowboy. >> i walk around and people are going oh, my god look at her. she's got [ indiscernible ] she has teeth and hair. she's cute. >> carolyn carter says there's plenty to see at the annual rodeo between barrel racing and bareback riding. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
5:22 am
5:23 am
5:24 am
good morning, everybody. the bulls came into oakland minus dwayne wade and jimmy but the lefter the spread 18 points. it should have been higher. bill murray coming up from pebble to watch barry bonds all smiles, as well. final seconds of the first half, draymond green get out the way! warriors up 14. murray is a bulls fan so he is not very happy. early second half lead 20. klay knocks down one of his six threes. thompson just lost his grandfather scored 28 points, all five golden start starters in double figures. they win 123-92. weather permitting this morning the at&t pebble beach pro-am begins.
5:25 am
after his practice round yesterday, jordan spieth got into it with a group of professional autograph seekers who spieth refused to sign for because he thinks their intentions are to turn around and sell it. >> couple of them are saying you're not tiger woods. don't act like you're tiger woods. i'm like whatever, guys. you know. so, um, you're still trying it benefit off me and i'm not even tiger woods. [ laughter ] >> so you know, what's that say about you? i didn't appreciate the language that was used. and, um, just some scums that just -- it just bothered me. >> pretty tough talking for jordan spieth and you can't blame him. people looking to sell autographs. at&t weather permitting round one today. roberta is giving that you update and we'll be there all weekend here on the big 5. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. ♪[ music ] it is starting to sprinkle in the north bay. and we're only going to see it picking up as the morning goes
5:26 am
on. coming up the latest on the storms and the concern over mudslide mudslide. >> it's day three that crews having on the mudslide here on highway 17. why it's impossible for them to clean it up before the next storm hits. ,,,,,, to do the best for your pet,
5:27 am
you should know more about the food you choose. with beyond, you have a natural pet food that goes beyond telling ingredients to showing where they come from. beyond assuming the source is safe... to knowing it is. beyond asking for trust... to earning it. because, honestly, our pets deserve it. beyond. natural pet food. - gr"wow" means you savehome of "wo50% or more.
5:28 am
there are three stages of wow: denial... - is this price right? - acceptance... and "boooyah." wait for it... "boooyah" has three os. ♪ grocery outlet bargain market ♪ right now, get ball park jerky
5:29 am
♪ crews are working overtime to keep roadways clear of mudslides. and that's as our next storm arrives acro team coverage. after heavy rain crews are working overtime to keep roads clear of mudslides. >> and that's as our next storm arrives across the bay. we have team coverage. >> this storm is so different from the previous storms. it's a cold front. i'll tell you about the chance of thunderstorms. >> and we have metering lights along the bay bridge toll plaza now. so that's slowing you down but
5:30 am
how's the traffic alert in the south bay looking? how is the nightmare along the altamont pass looking? >> good morning, it's thursday, february 9. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. >> it's raining in the north bay. kpix 5's anne makovec is live in santa rosa and anne, how's it looking? >> reporter: in the past few minutes it's gone from mist to sprinkling so the rain is progressing here through the north bay and it is only going to pick up as the morning goes on. and there is a real concern around here about downed trees and mudslides. take a look at some of the slides we caught earlier this week afternoon our other slides. along the rolling north bay hills, living there comes with a risk. the ground is completely saturated. a lot of area is
5:31 am
rock but the material in some areas is not stable and it moves. it happens quickly so officials are asking people who live on hillsides to be especially alert as this next storm hits. because if roberta's forecast is right and it usually is there's a lot of rain today. live in santa rosa, anne makovec, kpix 5. anne makovec, kpix 5. this mudslide in san rafael is worrying the neighbors. you can the natural disaster ruined a home on tuesday. but now the property to its left and right have been red- tagged with a second round of showers now under way. like anne said, i love her attitude, she is like just face it. a lot of water is coming down. that's what's going to happen, right? >> yes. water and wind. that's on already saturated soil so you put the ingredients together and you know there's going to be problems during the afternoon and even though the evening commute the rain will have passed us to the south,
5:32 am
the damage will be done. there will be ponding on the roads, the wind will continue to blow. and we'll see those mudslides and rockslides and even through tomorrow when we have some lingering showers, good morning. 5:32. let's call on the live hi-def doppler radar. when you see the green on the screen, we have the light rain in the north bay. i have to keep an eye on the russian river. many homes have been red-tagged and we have a second cresting occurring tomorrow morning but as of this hour, we are already two feet above flood stage which means there is some flooding going on. now, the huge red area is a coastal flood warning in effect now as we have this storm coinciding with high tide which is at 9:43 this morning. and that's about 7 feet. the yellow area is a flood watch in effect because of the amount of rain we are anticipating. especially in the north bay. up to 5 inches of rain in the
5:33 am
santa cruz mountains but more rain in throughout much of the bay area. that's a lot of rain in a short amount of time. blue means wind advisory in effect. remember how windy it was about 48 hours ago? same again today with winds up to 30, gusts up to 45 miles per hour. robert sullivan a weather watcher 59 degrees currently in redwood city. 62 the official reporting station. temperatures currently in the 50s and 60s. it feels very balmy. these temperatures will gradually slide during the afternoon with that approaching cold front. the winds are at 16 in san francisco, 14 sfo. 17 half moon bay. 13 in berkeley. out of the south 10 to 20 increasing to 30 miles per hour with gusts to 40 to 60 in the highest elevations. this is the atmospheric river atmospheric river. this is the core of the center of the area of low pressure. and it's clashing with the atmospheric river so what that means is when you see these orange areas that's the
5:34 am
potential of an isolated thunderstorm containing lightning. now, meanwhile, here's your 9:00 hour as this spreads across the central bay if the peninsula. watch what happens at lunch hour. everybody has rain and even heavy rain from fairfield all the way into the santa cruz area. a lot of ponding on the roads. we are going to tally it up tell you how much rain to expect as far as inches are concerned. that's still coming up at about 48 after the hour. let's look at the marin county commute. we have closures there due to flooding from the rain yesterday. westbound 37 is closed still between atherton avenue and highway 101. also the eastbound direction is down to one lane. traffic is smooth. moving to the golden gate bridge, if you are heading from marin county into san francisco, you're looking good there.
5:35 am
we have metering lights here at the bay bridge toll plaza. so from carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze will take you about 20 minutes. then expect about a 10- to 15- minute drive across the span of the bay bridge depending on how slow you drive. i suggest you take it easy this morning. we do have a light rain out there. okay. take a deep breath with me. here's a look at the altamont pass traffic. if you were stuck in this yesterday, i am so sorry! but i'm just the messenger, okay? you are looking good. this is better than the traffic usually looks. maybe some people are scared to get on the roads now. so you're moving at 60 and then down to 26 once you hit north flynn road but we'll take it. yesterday two potholes blocked two lanes but it's repaired. we are not sure when it will open up again. in the santa cruz mountains concerns about wet soil and heavy rain bringing even more mudslides. kpix 5's maria medina is live in scotts valley on how crews are handling this situation. maria. >> reporter: they are trying to
5:36 am
deal with this as fast as they can before the next round of wet weather hits. you can see crews work overtime behind me on this monster mudslide off of highway 17. this is day 3 for them. now, this slide came down on tuesday sending an suv airborne. that driver is okay. but crews have to wait for special equipment to clean up the mess here on highway 17. one engineer told us why this clean-up is so challenging. size, like a kiddying a hole -- like a kiddying kid who is digging a hole in the beach. the amount of material on this slide was unprecedented. >> reporter: that's not all they are dealing with here in the santa cruz mountains. there are downed trees and power lines. one family ran for their lives
5:37 am
when the mountain let loose above their home. so a lot of work out here in the santa cruz mountains. crews working overnight to clean up the mudslide. but they say it's impossible to clean it up before the next round of rain because the boulders are as big as cars. they are bracing for yet another round of wet weather here pretty soon. live in santa cruz county, maria medina, kpix 5. a massive pothole that opened on 580 is finally repaired. it closed part of the highway for about 19 hours yesterday. it opened in the westbound lanes in livermore. more than a dozen cars got flat tires because of that big hole. and in the east bay, the storm is causing problems along panoramic way. officials say that mud, rock and trees fell on the road and power lines. it cut off power for hours to homes nearby. all of the rain is causing a mess for drivers. one mass was rescued from his car yesterday when he flipped
5:38 am
into livermore creek. two other men were standing nearby when they heard the crash. one of them dove in the water and rescued the driver. he is expected to be okay. the two witnesses say they are just happen to be at the right place at the right time. in the sierra it's not just snow drivers are dealing with. this mudslide closed down westbound lanes of 80 overnight. you can see cars buried in mud there. caltrans held traffic for hours while it was cleaned. but all lanes are reopened now. and homeowners in the sierra are keeping a close eye on the melting snow. it's flooded more than 50 homes in south lake tahoe. crews used a snow blower to divert water from creeping into more homes. also in lake tahoe, five boulders the size of cars fell on highway 50. this is in cave rock in nevada. we have obtained documents that show just how many times oakland city officials responded to problems at the ghost ship warehouse well before a deadly fire started. records show that there were
5:39 am
several public service calls at the site before 36 people died there on december 2. a february 2015 incident involved a call about a shotgun in the house and the complex entailing illegal shared housing. a month later a call came about an illegal rave and alcohol sales. a nearby councilman calls it missed opportunities. >> certainly it's disturbing what i'm reading in terms of how many incidents we had where our public officials were at the site. >> council member gallo added that city employees checked boxes on reports but in terms of being pro-active, there's, quote, room for improvement. now that the senate has confirmed betsy devos as education secretary, the clock isic iting for her to manage the nation -- is ticking for her to manage the nation's federal student loan program. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is here to tell us what we need to know about outstanding education debt. so, jill, during her hearing, betsy devos said that student
5:40 am
loan debt ballooned 980% over the past 8 years. she was wrong. but the number is still big, right? >> reporter: yes. she didn't have to exaggerate. 980% was a little more. we actually saw outstanding student loan debt jumping by 100%. that's enough. a doubling between 2008 and 2016. americans owe nearly $1.3 trillion in federal and private student loan debt. it's spread out among 44 million borrowers. i know we are hear some of these horror stores about some students who owe hundreds of thousands of dollars. that's not every student. in fact, the more important stat is the average monthly student loan payment. i looked at this number for borrowers ages 20 to 30 because i think they are the ones having a hard time starting out. the average payment $351. amazing. that's 350 bucks that can't go towards saving for a house or to a retirement plan. >> yeah. it's a lot of money especially when you're just starting out.
5:41 am
so what's the best way to address outstanding student loans? >> reporter: let's look at your inventory. simply list out your principal amounts and the interest rates associated with each loan. then accelerate your repayment. make extra payments on the highest interest loan then work your way down. remember, no prepayment penalties on student loans. and, of course, making an extra payment can shave off years of the term. if your interest rates are high, you may be able to refinance a loan especially now as you kind of get your training wheels off and you become a real earn-er in sea. you might be able to refinance. this can reduce your monthly payment or the years outstanding. remember, if you have a federal loan, check out student loan forgiveness. this is a program that can cancel your debt. this is offered to full-time employees of nonprofits 501c3s, government agencies, teachers, student loan forgiveness for teachers who work in low income schools.
5:42 am
remember, there are also some other programs that are based on your income, income based repayment, pay as your earn. bows are becaused on a percent average your digs -- both are based on a percent average your discretionary income. go online to find more. >> thank you, jill schlesinger. time now 5:42. we think our weather is bad? try going up this hill dealing with these icy conditions. we'll take you there next. ,,,, ♪
5:43 am
with ingredients like roasted hazelnuts and cocoa, the delicious taste of nutella takes pancakes to a whole new level. make any day a pancake day with nutella- spread the happy!
5:44 am
snowplows and salt trucks hit the roads as the first flakes began before the morning commute. many rushed to stock up the northeast is bracing for the biggest snowstorm this season. snowplows and salt truck hit the roads as the first flakes
5:45 am
began before the morning commute. many stocked up on food and other essentials. people in massachusetts and maine are gearing up to take the brunt of the hit. the national weather service predicts the states could get 12 to 18 inches of snow. >> we want people to stay indoors as much as possible. dress in layers when you're outside. it's going to be hazardous travel so why don't you stay off the roads? >> storm is forecasted to bring frigid temperatures as it moves out by tomorrow morning. a number of schools in new york city, philadelphia and boston have canceled classes for today. new video shows just how bad the conditions are in massachusetts. cell phone video captured this the moment an suv tried to back out of a driveway, yikes! the road was icy. the suv slid down the street and hit several cars [chuckling] a lot of damage, but no injuries. despite all of the rain and snow, the state of california is urging residents to continue conserving water. the state water resources
5:46 am
control board opted to keep emergency drought restrictions in effect until at least spring which means local districts will still have to report their water use to the state. governor brown first put the emergency into effect with an executive order in 2014. >> dire nature of the emergency may be lifting. but the rationale for the basic elements of -- of this regulation on the short-term basis still exist. >> a key argument for stenning the regulation focuses on ground water. the nasa report shows parts of the san joaquin valley are sinking due to pumping out ground water which takes years to replace. many of you have probably seen kate mckinnon's impersonations of hillary clinton. she is now moving from the white house to the school bus. the magic school bus. mckinnon is a netflix special called the magic school bus rides again.
5:47 am
she takes over the role from lily tomlin who voiced that joyous teacher back in the mid- '90s. it's set to debut later this year. i hate to admit it, but i'm not familiar with the show. >> i am. >> you are? >> yes. >> magic school bus. >> i loved that growing up. >> i'm used to the ones with cheech. i'm the school bus driver! >> that's a little kind of school bus. >> did he have a little sidekick named chong? >> no, but there was a lot of smoke following the bus. >> i would imagine. [ overlapping speakers ] >> it's a great educational fun cartoon. >> very cool. >> i'm going to have to start watching it. [ laughter ] [ overlapping speakers ] >> no smoke. [ laughter ] >> let's check the roads. scotts valley between vine hill and sugarloaf one lane now in each direction while crews
5:48 am
continue to try to clean up that massive mudslide covering the northbound side. maria is out there now. traffic is moving smoothly in the area. but, of course, as the rain comes down today we'll keep an eye on that traffic for you. moving over now to west of saratoga, this is highway 9 and it's closed between redwood gulch road and 35 known as skyline boulevard. this is due to a mudslide in the area. traveling to the peninsula look good between hayward and foster city. and then here's a look at the altamont pass. were you stuck in that traffic yesterday? oh, my god it was awful! it was 17 miles of backup there and if you were coming down from tracy or san joaquin county you were in for a long commute. now we see some red arrows but that's okay this is better than yesterday at 30 miles per hour once you hit north flynn road and it frees up through livermore to the dublin interchange. the altamont pass to 680 will take 16 to 20 minutes. if you want to avoid all the roads this morning, because the rain is starting to come down and it will get worse as the
5:49 am
morning progresses here's mass transit throughout the bay. art, ace train, muni and caltrain all on time. and how's it lookingout there now, roberta? >> if it feels like it's been raining forever, you're probably right. it's been a soggy start to 2017. it's rained 25 of 39 days here in the bay area. typically we see about two weeks of rain and it's raining again this morning. live hi-def doppler radar picking up light rain showers in throughout the santa rosa area and making tracks in towards san francisco. vallejo, you have precipitation, as well. as we zoom in a little bit when you see this cluster of yellow that's moderate to heavy rainfall. and i have to watch that very carefully today for the potential of an isolated thunderstorm. we do have a little bit of activity over mount tam, mill valley filling in with some very light rainfall right now. this is all associated with a cold front that's bringing rain showers all the way across the northwestern quadrant of the state of california. we are keeping a watchful eye also on the russian river in
5:50 am
guerneville. it's already overflowed its banks. the flood stage is at 32 feet. it's at 34 right now. and the second cresting is expected tomorrow morning. the huge red highlighted area here, coastal flood warning in effect for our entire coastline. we have the bulk of the rain coinciding with high tide at9:43 this morning at 7 feet. yellow area a flash flood watch in effect for all these counties in the north bay, coastline into the santa cruz mountains. we are going to see a lot of rain in a short amount of time. high tide, up to 5 inches expected in the santa cruz mountains and the north bay. blue, that means advisory. high wind advisory as the cold front descends on the bay area. the winds are already increasing. they will blow today out of the south to 30 gusts to 40. highest elevations around the mount diablo area easy will clock at 60-mile-per-hour winds. the pavement is wet at the golden gate bridge. we have been some mist in advance of the initial front.
5:51 am
temperatures in the 50s and 60s very balmy out the door. wind speeds have been increasing at 16 in san francisco, 14 at sfo under 20 at half moon bay, 16 in novato. these winds will continue to pick up with the approaching front. and here it is right here. first of all, atmospheric river, that's what we have been experiencing. low -- this is a cold front. it's going to clash with the atmospheric river and that's why we expect a whole lot of rain in a short amount of time. that's the front right there at 9:00 in the morning, still over the north bay slicing across the entire bay area at lunchtime digging to the south. we'll see hit-and-miss scattered showers for the evening commute. the damage is done ponding on the roads. then friday lingering showers with a lot of instability with the passage of the cold front. but as weigh approach your saturday, and sunday, we dry out for four days. easily about 2 inches of rain to three across the immediate bay area. higher amounts in the mountains. speaking of the mountains, it's raining there. but it will clear out by the
5:52 am
weekend. 7:06 is our official sun-up. not going to see it or the sunset. today's temperatures in the 60s. the extended forecast, under storm watch today, lingering showers friday, cold saturday night, frost early sunday morning dry weather through wednesday. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
5:53 am
oh no. oh no.
5:54 am
i hate this belt. man oh man. mom, we have a situation. life's bleachable moments need clorox bleach.
5:55 am
♪ the shop.. bought some fire new video shows a big explosion in china. it happened at a fireworks store. police say that a man walked into the shop bought some fireworks and then fired them right into the store. see the employees trying to rub out. they were able to make it out. a 45-year-old man was arrested. police say that he was drunk. wild pursuit on l.a. freeway and city streets ended when the driver hit cars. police were chasing a shooting suspect desperately on the run as he squeezed his way between a bus and guardrail. the chase ended soon after the suspect smashed into cars on the street. the impact was so fierce, it left one of them on its side. >> i just seen the car swerving around me then the lights coming, you know, the police lights and everything was in
5:56 am
motion and just moving very quickly. >> the suspect eventually surrendered to police and police had to smash the windows of the flipped over car to get the victim out. she will be okay. we are waiting for the rain and the wind to hit in the north bay. another big storm on the way. take a look at the current conditions. >> reporter: from mudslides to downed trees and flooding, the clean-up under way in the santa cruz mountains before the next storm hits, coming up. she likes the bed soft. he's more hardcore. you can both adjust the bed for the best sleep of your life. right now, save 50% on the ultimate limited edition bed.
5:57 am
5:58 am
5:59 am
griego. and i'm kenny choi. another powerful storm is arriving in the bay area... expect more scenes like this one in the santa cruz mountains -- whe good morning. it's thursday, february 9. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. another powerful storm in the bay area this morning. expect more scenes like this one in the santa cruz mountains where a driver quickly found out a stretch of skyland road
6:00 am
was no longer there. the north bay highway 37 in novato swamped yesterday and the road will shut down once again today. >> and we are live with team coverage of the storm and all its effects. let's again with anne makovec in the north bay where the heavy rain is arriving first this morning. anne. >> reporter: yeah. the rain has been sort of flirting with us this morning. the mist becomes heavier, starts sprinkling and we think it's going to start raining but it's not and that's what roberta calls virga basically rain being sort of held off by the atmosphere right now. but it is acomin' and all eyes are on the hillsides right now when it comes to the possibility of mudslides. we saw several of them earlier this week with those big storms that we have been seeing recently. this is manor hill in fairfax where, as you can see, a massive mudslide came charging down the hill crashing right through the front door. a mother was home with her 4- year-old son at the time. and that was when they heard and felt the earth


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on