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>> can't wait. >> good morning, i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. >> i helped prepare the tamales thanks to trader joe's. my part was chopping the cilantro and steaming the water. >> okay. >> so -- >> give you a little credit. >> they are going to be good. >> i brought fresh cilantro today to aid to the pisole. i don't know how it's going to be transporting soup. i have never done that. >> you can do it. >> we'll eat anything. >> oregano, mexican cheese. >> i'm bringing fried chicken. >> i broughttortillas. >> what's cinco de mayo without tortillas? >> good morning. we're starting off this morning with widespread low clouds and fog. there you have it. isn't that a dramatic beautiful view? visibility is not an issue. except half moon bay at two- mile visibility. temperatures now into the 50s.
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the winds have been increasing. right now 11 san francisco, 12 oakland. 14 sfo. 10 along the seashore. 11 around the carquinez strait back through vallejo. 13 in napa. 25 in fairfield. weak disturbances sideswiping the bay area enhancing our marine layer. bottom line is socked in at the coast, high 60s, low 70s away from the bay today. the unsettled weather pattern will continue for the weekend. we'll have those details straight ahead but right now let's send it over to jaclyn dunn. >> good morning. both hands on the wheel if you are making your way over to the bay bridge. we have a wind advisory in effect. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. a little bit of a backup. they are doing the shift change in some of the lanes. also wind advisory at the benicia bridge. so take it easy as you hit the roadways. we have some roadwork slowing a few folks down along 880. that's southbound direction between 23rd and 29th avenue. one lane closed. hat's a check of y our traffic; over to you.
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jaclyn, thank you. there are new details about a murder in san jose. investigators say a couple was killed by their daughter's ex- boyfriend. police shot and killed the suspect. we first told but the shooting yesterday morning. it happened at a home in the willow glen neighborhood. kpix 5's maria medina reports. >> didn't give this family choices. he didn't give my officer a choice. >> reporter: a couple murdered in cold blood inside their home while their kids were there. >> it's a tragic, tragic incident perpetrated by evil. >> reporter: a family friend tells kpix 5 this was a good immigrant family who did everything right and didn't deserve a fate like this. the coworkers at juniper say they just saw the vice president of engineering. >> he was a good person. good human being. >> reporter: the suspect identified by a police source as mirza tatlic. also now dead, shot by a cop after taking the couple's 13- year-old son hostage >> he was armed with a gun, got
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to the residence and really surprised the victims. >> reporter: the police chief says the suspect's failed relationship with the couple's daughter the reason behind the motive to kill. according to a police source, rachel prahbu may have moved to boston to get away from tatlic. his instagram account includes texts with rachel and rambling captions but says: >> i know he has had some troubles. this is bad to hear. >> reporter: neighbors say police often went to the suspect's campbell home because of family fights and that he seemed sad recently . the chief says the suspect had a history of domestic violence and mental illness. >> what can you say? it's a horrible, horrible crime. >> reporter: aria medina, kpix 5. >> a man who reportedly kidnapped a woman in berkeley is in jail. 60-year-old whittier buchanan, police say he is a convicted
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sex offender who was released in 2014. the attack happened on tuesday. neighbors heard a woman screaming for help on monterey avenue. police tracked her cell phone and found her in a van about a mile and a half away on hearst avenue. police aren't releasing the victim's age or hometown. this morning, we are getting a look at three suspects wanted for taking part in that violent protest in berkeley a few weeks abow. police says they were all part of the demonstration and are wanted in connection with the violent attack. if you have any information berkeley police want to hear from you. the pro-trump and anti- trump protestors clashed in civic center park last month. 20 people were arrested. no one was seriously hurt. republicans are closer than ever to repealing the affordable care act after the house passed a healthcare bill yesterday. >> obamacare is dead. so when you compare something to obamacare, obamacare is no longer living. and we have something that's going to be i think one of the best anywhere in the world and
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we look forward to it. >> the house bill passed without a single democratic vote. the final tally, 217-213. the bill eliminates or alters key elements of obamacare. it does provide tax credits to help individuals buy insurance but many low income and older americans would get less than under the current law. insurers would be allowed to charge older customers 5 times more than younger ones. right now it's capped at 3:1. and states would also be allowed to eliminate requirements that insurance plans cover a set of basics including maternity care and emergency services. the gop plan would affect healthcare and insurance coverage for millions of people. it might be a matter of life and death for one woman in berkeley. >> reporter: 33-year-old olivia colt is the owner of berkeley catering company salt and honey. she employs 30 people but behind the infectious laugh she has -- [ foreign language ]
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>> a rare bloodies order where my blood cells disintegrate when they enter my bloodstream from my bone marrow. >> reporter: she is one of only 50,000 americans with the disease that causes life- threatening strokes. there's a twice monthly treatment that she gets at ucsf. >> do this every two weeks. i will do this for the rest of my life until there's something else. and it's $90,000 a dose. >> reporter: that's $2.3 million a year just for the medication. not doctors visits or hospital stays. olivia fought for years to get covered under medi-cal but was constantly denied due to her pre-existing conditions until the affordable care act became law. >> i was able to get access to all these additional resources that i didn't have and that was because of the aca and i'm so thankful for that.
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all my medical bills were covered. >> reporter: the california pan ethnic health network says olivia is one of 5 million californians with pre-existing conditions who would find themselves without health coverage if the aha is signed by the president. >> people will die because of this. people are going to lose their healthcare coverage. >> reporter: olivia says the affordable care act isn't a free ride. >> right now i actually have a bill for about $5,000 that i need to, like, that's my co- pays. and that's with getting everything else currently covered. >> reporter: she is worried about what the future holds. if she will even be able to live ... >> it's devastating. um -- this doesn't appear to be a lot of options. >> reporter: ndria borba, kpix 5. >> all 14 of california's republican representatives voted in favor of the gop bill. california's attorney general javier becerra says the house vote, quote, takes a dangerous
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step towards jeopardizing the health security of millions of people. i will use every legal tool at my disposal to safeguard the healthcare the people of our state depend on. we posted more details on the healthcare bill and how it could affect you on our website, the merced river is getting dangerously high. a viewer sent us this photo this week. the sierra snow is melting and the river could flood into yosemite valley now. the river should drop below flood stage by tonight. let's get a check on our weekend weather with roberta. >> photo sent in from my favorite forest ranger. we have been corresponding for 15 years. >> he has to teach you how to camp? >> how do you know he hasn't? >> because you said you never camp. >> i haven't said that i haven't done it. >> yeah. >> i'm trying to get knew camping. >> but i don't like it. >> i know.
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>> awkward! [ laughter ] >> okay. >> no, that's okay. no, i -- i would rather take the rv route. we like to rv instead of laying on the ground. >> we like glamping. >> where you can plug in the butane curling iron. out the door, it looks like we have the return of the clouds -- i wasn't trying to be mean, kenny. i just keep telling you, you're not going to get me to camp! [ laughter ] >> we have the return of the low clouds and fog. temperature-wise 50s -- i actually am going camping in yosemite in july. july 17th i think. >> rv'ing doesn't count. >> wind speeds: it's a breezy start to your morning. especially in fairfield with those winds up to 25 miles per hour. here we go! temperatures pretty seasonal today. but these temperatures will fall over the weekend. we are talking 50s and totally socked in all day along the seashore, 60s will be common around the peninsula today.
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then we jump up to 70 in morgan hill. high 60s los gatos and in saratoga. 60s common in the east bay as well and i giggle here because wednesday we were at 95 and96 in livermore. low 70s at the delta. 64 stinson beach. all these temperatures will be under a sun-filled sky. 70 in sonoma. but we will have a brisk west wind 10 to 20 miles per hour. the chances of rain for the weekend, i'll talk about that next time around but right now let's send it over to jaclyn. >> reporter: good morning. i'm with you, roberta. i'm not much of a camper but i do like camping gear. it's really weird. [ laughter ] >> i'm fascinated it! i always want to buy stuff at the store! we are track an easy ride for drivers making their way along northbound 880. you can see those taillights. but southbound direction, you may run into a few slowdowns. we are tracking some overnight roadwork it looks like caltrans does have one lane closed between 23rd and 29th avenue.
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also, tracking some wind advisories if you are heading over to the benicia bridge. also bay bridge. we have the wind advisories in effect so both hands on the wheel. be careful across the span. bart no delays. back to you guys. time now 4:41. ♪[ music ] >> two drivers could get a parking ticket in the same spot but may not face the same fine under a new plan in one bay area city. ♪[ music ] >> plus, were some bay area parents are spending the night camped out in a city park. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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hikers who became stranded off an extremely steep hillside... close to dodgers stadium.. firefighters used a two-line rope system to save the men.. you can see just how far dow l.a.x. fire department rescued two teenagers hiking on a hillside close to dodger stadium. they used a rope system to save the teens. you can see how far one of them was from the helicopter above. paramedics say that neither of the teens was seriously hurt. it's unclear how the hikers got stranded and how long they were stuck on the hill.
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right now, dozens of parents are camped out in the city park in south san francisco. they are camping out to sign their children up for after- school programs offered through the city's parks and recreation department. returning families are preregistered. the parents in this group are hoping to snag the remaining spots. some have been there since yesterday morning and registration doesn't open until 7 a.m. >> without this, i can't work. yeah. so it's very important. yeah. >> and you're not the only one, i guess. >> apparently not. no. >> south san francisco has space for about 600 children in its programs. there is a waiting list. >> don't you love that? the parents' commitment to get their kids into a program they need? >> well, yeah, they need that because -- you know, like that woman said, this is the only way she can work. >> absolutely. love that commitment. hi. >> hello. thanks for joining us this morning. >> you know, i know when i get to my weather watchers, i was
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trying to queue them up and the program is sluggish this morning. george in san francisco and katie and linda. i saw them but i couldn't get that program into on air mode. >> now it's going like this. >> i'm still trying to work on the weather watchers. if they get up this early in the morning to check with us to tell us their weather conditions, i like to show their forecasts and broadcast it on television. you will see what i mena second here. let's take a look right now at our live weather camera at an overcast sky. you know, the clouds are so deep this morning. we are actually picking up a little bit of light drizzle all the way across the bay from san francisco into oakland. currently in santa rosa, 52 degrees. otherwise it's 7 degrees right now in san francisco. we are picking up a wind and we're also taking a look at this right here. your wind speeds. 14 sfo. 11 san francisco. across the bay 12 in the oakland area. we are starting to get drizzle from the fog as i made that
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turn towards the zoo heading due west towards san francisco. 5-mile-per-hour winds in fairfield. -- 25-mile-per-hour winds in fairfield. we have weather watcher all around the area to report from their backyard because we microclimates change. i know it's 55 according to katie sears, i couldn't get the full information to pop up but i'll work on it. okay. meanwhile, today, this is what you need to know. we do have fog at the coast. we'll have the sunshine in our inland areas. today, cooler and breezy. the weekend is kind of unsettled. we'll be partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance of a raindrop or two. it's very minimal, a chance. but nonetheless, high pressure is out of here. low pressure is taking a nosedive down south. there you have it right there. by 7:00 saturday, that's when we'll have the chance of rain showers moving in from the high sierra. here's your futurecast. you'll notice by this afternoon, we still have the
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low clouds and fog playing tag along the san mateo coast. here comes that weak disturbance. then we begin to clear out slightly before the clouds increase on your saturday turning partly to mostly cloudy through your sunday. so meanwhile we'll break it down like this. a big getaway friday. temperatures in the 60s at the coast. a thunderstorm in the high sierra. today we have cinco de mayo upper 50s at the beaches, low 70s inland. good morning. we'll begin over -- take a look at your ride along 580 because we are tracking some delays. this is on the south portion of 580 as go towards 205. we are tracking some slowdowns all due to caltrains overnight roadwork. they were supposed to have that wrapped up by 3:00 this morning. both lanes in the northbound -- or westbound direction, i should say, remain shut down. once you get on to the other portion of westbound 580 from the altamont pass to 680, you're okay in the green.
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travel time under 20 minutes. nice and easy conditions there. 580 and 680 you can see the "diamonds and rubies" on your cinco de mayo. we are tracking a wind advisory for the benicia bridge and the bay bridge. so please be careful across those spans. back to you guys. jaclyn, thank you. if you forget to feed the meter in san francisco you could get the most expensive parking ticket in the country but would it be fair to force some drivers to pay more than others for the same violation? only on "5," susie steimle explains why that could happen. >> reporter: if you park in the city, you know the feeling. >> every two weeks you get one. >> don't tow my car! i'll take the ticket. that's why i was running. >> reporter: that anxious, is my car going to be there when i get back to it, feeling. >> my truck got towed this morning. >> reporter: knowing you owe
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$74 for an expired meter. >> it's horrible! just like, come on, man. another one? >> reporter: he and his wife know it all too well. >> basically, every time that we park, we have been getting marketing tickets because we can't pay -- parking tickets because we can't pay the meters and then we can't pay the tickets because they are more than the meters. >> reporter: they moved to san francisco in september with their 2-year-old daughter. starting out, this van was their home. >> from the minute the meters start until they quit working i'm worried about parking tickets. >> in january, we have, like, $1,300 in parking tickets. >> reporter: now willow has a job and they are in transitional housing but they are still digging themselves out of a deep parking ticket hole. >> i get my $700 for the month and $500 of it goes to the mta. that's money from the government that i now have to give back to the city. >> for somebody making one or 2,000 dollars a month, that's that $500 fine is not payable.
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>> reporter: the san francisco treasurer wants to change san francisco's fines and fees system. his suggestion in low income residents should be able to pay part of the ticket not the whole thing. large people can't pay it. and so in fact, the city gets less revenue than we have seen in other cities where when you reduce the fine to something that was payable, "sometimes" the revenue to the city increases. >> reporter: the individual would have to be eligible for social services. someone would be able to look up someone's low income status. it's hypothetical now. >> tend of the day it's about fairness to everyone and -- at the end of the day it's about fairness to everyone and ensure everyone pays a flat fee. >> reporter: muni is not opposed to the idea. >> it's too early to say whether or not we would support any specific concept coming out of the discussions. >> reporter: but he points out the mta already provides options for low income residents like a payment plan or community service to pay off
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tickets. willow took part in that already reducing his $1,300 fine to $300. >> it is something that has been in place for years to ensure people who can't pay right a way can pay a little at a time. >> reporter: san francisco has the most expensive parking ticket structure in the country. an expired meter here costs $74. to compare, in oakland, it's $58. in new york city, $65. dc, 30. and in boston, $25. >> you think a $74 ticket is appropriate? >> at this point in time in san francisco, for the rules we have to enforce, it is appropriate. >> reporter: mta makes $290 million a year in traffic fees and fines. rose says if the city does change its current program, revenue loss from tickets would have to come from somewhere else. bianca and willow hope lawmakers realize this systemic change could be just the ticket they need for a shot at success. >> it's hard trying to get ahead when you got to pay parking tickets. >> reporter: in san francisco, susie steimle, kpix 5.
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time now 4:51. in the wake of several high- profile scandals at uber, the justice department has now launched a criminal investigation. >> and a giant plane flying in and out of sfo in recent weeks has left a lot of people wondering why? the explanation straight ahead. >> and what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at and we may feature your school on the show. a new report is out this ing:,,,,,,,,,,,, who are these people?
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the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous.
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a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing. about a deadly bus crash in texas. authorities say: good morning. taking a look at your cinco de mayo forecast today, a layer of low clouds and fog from the coast through the bay into our inland areas. the clouds peel back to the
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seashore where highs today will be in the 50s with no clearing there. 60s around the bay and peninsula. up to 73 degrees inland. we're taking a live look at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza. those headlights westbound. if you are planning on exiting at bellham boulevard the traffic lights are stuck on red. treat it as a four-way stop. a new report this morning about a deadly bus crash in texas. authorities say the driver of a pickup truck swerved into oncoming lanes dozens of times before he slammed into a church bus. this happened west of san antonio in march. 13 people died. the 20-year-old driver told police he was texting on his phone and had taken prescription medication before the crash. he is not charged. new trouble for uber. the ridesharing company is now at the center of a federal investigation into secret software program known as gray ball. uber used it to deceive
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transportation regulators worldwide and specifically in areas where its service is not approved. gray ball identified government officials trying to crack down on uber. then the company canceled the rides that they requested or showed them phantom cars on the app. according to reuters, the u.s. justice department is trying to determine if the use of the software broke the law. this is just the latest trouble for uber. in february this video surfaced showing the ceo lashing out at one of his own employees. kalanick apologized for that rant later. the company also found itself in a sexual harassment firestorm earlier this year. the justice department has not commented on the new investigation nor has uber. the serious giant plane at sfo caught a lot of people's attention this week trending on twitter. we made some calls turns out it's a private aircraft operated by a russian cargo crew. the crew has been delivering machine parts to a manufacturing company here in the bay area. we are told the plane's shape
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is unique because it has the largest capacity for oddly shaped machine parts. it is 4:56. coming up, the healthcare debate. as a new federal plan narrowly passes the house, we break down what's in it and what's next. >> reporter: plus, the sfmta is proposing a lot of changes for parking and pedestrian safety. we are focusing on the outer sunset and what changes they want to bring here. ,,,,,,,,,,
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the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous.
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a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing. and i'm kenny choi. good morning. it's friday, may 5. cinco de mayo. >> yeah! >> i'm michelle griego. >> good morning. i'm kenny choi. [ trilling ] >> that was roberta if you didn't know. >> conditions in the beautiful
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bay area. 880 in oakland traffic looking good now. ♪[ music ] [ trilling ] >> let's hear it. >> no. >> give me a word. [ laughter ] >> rojas. rojas. >> but you -- >> give me a rolling r, give me a word. [ crosstalk ] >> that's a rolling r there. hey, everybody. good morning. we have thin overcast as you get ready to kick-start your friday. we do have a little bit of condensation in the form of drizzle due that layer of low clouds. 52 santa rosa, 57 san jose. the winds are blowing this morning. 11 to 13 around san francisco across the bay bridge to oakland. 16 sfo. check out fairfield. the winds are up to 25 miles per hour. these winds out of the west 10 to 20 during the day so we'll call


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