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may 17. i'm kenny choi. and we got sunshine right here. >> sunshine! or michelle griego. whatever you want to call it. but look, jaclyn is sunshine, too. >> we dressed alike this week. >> i'm going to refer to you as my little minions this morning. >> love it. [ laughter ] >> we have our sunshine here today and we certainly do have sunshine on tap for late today along the coast, socked in this morning with brisk winds but later, we will reveal ample sunshine. right now 49 degrees in santa rosa to 55 in oakland. winds are still blowing. 21 sfo. 16 san francisco. 13 antioch. however, calm in novato. winds will blow 10 to 20 today. temperatures going up today. up to the mid-70s away from the
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bay. we are tracking an accident on northbound 680 at berryessa road. no lanes blocked. it's over in the center divide. making your way through daly city. you will see more motorcycles out on the roads so be look out for them as the weather gets better. two wisconsin teens with a gopro have given the internet the dazzling view from the top of the golden gate bridge. many wonder why the security breach was ever possible. kpix 5's andria borba shows us how the teens pulled it off. >> reporter: the wisconsin teenager says his trek up the golden gate bridge with his
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friend was just having fun. >> it's beautiful. >> reporter: after looking at the video, kpix 5 security analyst jeff harp retired assistant special agent in charge of the fbi san francisco office calls it a major breach of security. in march with a gopro and no safety gear they went down the marin headlands, up the bridge and shimmied up to the top of the north tower. >> it's so cool. i don't see a lot poof pulling off the golden gate bridge climb. i think we're one of the first. >> reporter: they stayed up there and no one stopped them. >> cctv working up there, you can see it on the video. i guess the third question i ask is, who was responsible? who was on duty that night? >> we have hundreds of cameras here at the golden gate bridge. they all work. but cameras are focused, our
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staff is focused in watching the cameras. >> reporter: the golden gate bridge district doesn't have a steady stream of security funding from the department of homeland security. it's provided on a grant basis. the district says its last grant from homeland security was several years ago. the most recent record we could find was from 2007. >> i think that they will realize it's a minor incident and let it go. >> reporter: harp says it's not just foolhardy kids who will see this video as a tutorial but terrorists, as well. >> all this will do is, you know, advertise the fact that it's easily breached. >> reporter: ndria borba, kpix 5. >> the investigation into a suspicious fire in emeryville is getting even bigger. more atf members are joining forces to try to figure out what caused it. it erupted saturday at a construction site on san pablo avenue the second time in less than a year the apartment building caught fire. 25 additional investigators have been called in to help determine if it was arson.
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in oakland, there's new information into the ghost ship warehouse fire. new video shows a tenant talking to police two years before the fire. this means that police likely knew bill legal activity in the facility long before the disaster. >> we were working all night. we have, like, a benefit on saturday. >> the east bay times released this video taken back in september of 2014. master attend derick almena told police he worked at the warehouse and planned to host an event there the next day. that would have been illegal. but the officer didn't question if he had an event permit. >> so the city's absolutely culpable in what happened here. the city says it protects and serves its citizens. in this case, it turned a blind eye to the death trap that existed. >> he is one of a dozen defendants being sued by the families. they are consolidating the claims into a single lawsuit and now pg&e is a new
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defendant. >> pg&e failed to follow its own rules that requires them to provide electricity to any facility like this in a safe manner. >> the utility company said: f last night: 18 families join lawsuit... but expect the remainder to join.. before next month's deadline. >> as of last night, 18 families joined the lawsuit but lawyers expect the remainder to join before next month's deadline. today house democrats are holding a news conference calling for a formal independent investigation into any ties between russia and the trump administration. it comes amid new reports that president trump tried to torpedo the fbi investigation. kpix 5's joe vazquez has the latest. >> reporter: it happened at a white house meeting. cbs news has learned president trump asked former fbi director james comey to drop his investigation into former national security adviser michael flynn. that's according to a memo comey wrote after the meeting
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quoting the president saying, i hope you can see your way clear to letting this go. he is a good guy. >> does anyone including the president of the united states above the law. >> reporter: lawmakers on both sides of the aisle -- >> these allegations are deeply disturbing. >> reporter: -- are shaking their heads. >> i don't want to read the memo. i want to hear from him. >> reporter: the memo has been quoted but not made public. the republican chairman of the house oversight committee wants to see it and has asked the acting fbi director to supply it by may 24. >> did the president allow him to ask an fbi director to back off an investigation? no. >> reporter: the dean of the law school was an assistant secretary of housing under president obama and also worked at the u.s. senate. he says the president could get impeached if enough republicans will join democrats but it's not a done deal and it won't be a conviction fix. it takes years. >> how is this not obstruction of justice? >> we don't want to jump to con solutions here. if there is a memo, how he
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describes the conversation will determine whether the president is on one side or the other side of the line of obstruction of justice. >> reporter: joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> a white house official denies the president asked anyone to end any investigation. the president himself has not weighed in. growing tension now between santa clara city officials and the 49ers over a public transportation tab comes as 50,000 people are set to fill levi's stadium tonight for a u- 2 concert. ♪[ music ] >> the trouble, the band's sold-out shows expected to run beyond a 10 p.m. curfew at the site. they agreed to run later trains but the transit agency expects the city council to pay the bill for extra service. council members say that the 49ers should since they broke rules booking the event. >> because they are violating the ordinance and the curfew it's created problems for vta. it's created problems for santa
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clara. and it's really going to create problems for our neighborhoods and residents. >> last night they voted to write the 49ers a letter that they are in violation of their city contract and the mayor and city council members plan to be at levi's stadium to see if the concert runs past 10 p.m. the warriors remain undefeated in the 2017 post- season after a dominating performance over the spurs. golden state is two more wins away from a third trip to the finals. game 2 of the western conference finals got ugly quickly. steph curry leaded charge with 29 points. san antonio didn't have a with their star kawhi leonard out with an ankle injury. the warriors get the 136-100 victory and are the fifth team to win their first ten games in a post-season. the series shifts to san antonio for game three on
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saturday night. >> you got your yellow. i got my warriors blue type. . >> i got home late. it was a great game last night. people asked me, were you bored in absolutely not. watching steph and especially watching his wife in the stands, boy, she was on fire! , as well. morning, everybody. let's go ahead and head outside. she had a bevy of friends with her. they were having fun the whole game. there's the view of the skyline of san francisco. and look at the moon. you can see it in san francisco. how about a better view? this is the 64% waning gibbous moon. officially at half moon status tomorrow, before it becomes a new moon on the 25th of may. is this your birthday month,
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michelle? 49 degrees in santa rosa to 55 in oakland. 54 degrees in san jose. 16 san francisco. 21 sfo. around the bay the winds 10 to 15 miles per hour. inland antioch at 13. these winds will be consistent later 10 to 20. temperatures are going up especially in comparison to yesterday when it was a relatively unseasonably cool day. we're talking about sunshine along the coast where currently we're having some areas of patchy drizzle due to the marine layer. 70 in cupertino today, low 70s los gatos. fremont 67. low 70s mid-70s east bay and north bay from 59 in stinson beach, 73 napa, full forecast still coming up but right now let's send it on over to jaclyn. >> good morning. right now, we are tracking pretty smooth conditions for drivers heading over to the bay bridge toll plaza. no major delays. we see a few cars backing up just in the cash lanes.
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in the green across the top to downtown san francisco. an easy 17 minutes. okay. there we go. there's a look at your "diamonds & rubies" 580, the dublin-pleasanton interchange at the bottom of your screen there. those headlights making their way westbound still a 25-minute ride from 205 out towards 680 and they wrapped up with the overnight roadwork at the connector ramp that roberta was stuck in earlier this morning. an accident northbound 680 at berryessa road not blocking lanes. emergency crews are on the scene in the center divide. hat's a check of your traffic; over to you. thank you. time now 4:41. robots are playing a larger and larger role in our everyday lives and now one bay area company wants to give them a more human touch. >> plus, one of the most bizarre things you will ever see spotted on a bay area freeway. a man taped to the outside of a car. abou ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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around oakland.. taped to the outside of a car. you can see him in front of oracle arena.. hanging on by a lot of tape! it wasn't long a lot of people are talking about this daredevil. spotted riding around oakland taped to the outside of a car. you can see him in front of oracle arena hanging on by a lot of tape. it wasn't long before police stopped them. they both got tickets. now the district attorney is reviewing the case and deciding on the charges. >> how do you think that's a good idea? [ pause ] >> these days, social media, right? they want to get the clicks on youtube. >> well, they have it. so -- >> yeah. [ laughter ] san francisco supervisors noticed a trend on the city's sidewalks that he doesn't like one bit. >> sorry. i'm still processing that. norman yee is stressing that robots have no place on the pavement. the couple of startups have been testing delivery bots in several neighborhoods but they have to roam sidewalks to drop the goods off and supervisor yee wants them banned for people space. if the new law passes violators
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could face civil, criminal and administrative penalty. robots are more connected to our lives. they are evolving to act like us. only on "5," betty yu takes us inside a bay area facility churning out these social robots. >> hi, my name is heather. how can i help you today? >> reporter: she is four feet tall, friendly, and full of personality. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: it's got rhythm, too. pepper is a social robot. a new generation of bots that are more human than ever. >> pepper, can you tell me a story? >> a long time ago, [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: powered by softbank robotics, pepper can be programmed to act like a concierge or just be your "friend." >> here, take my friend. >> reporter: it's walking around the innovation lab at singularity university, a think tank at moffett field nasa research park. soon, these kinds of bots may
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walk right into our everyday lives. >> i want to show the more cooperative side of robots so i really like demonstrating how these robots are making a impact in people's lives. >> reporter: matthew is known as the robot wrangler on campus building and program prototypes and he teaches entrepreneurs about social robots. his goal is to deconstruct the stereotype of robots as threatening machines. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: and bring the romanticized sci-fi images in movies closer to home. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: robotics say it's one of the hottest new markets in tech after growing at a rate of 17% each year, analysts predicting the robot market will be worth $135 billion by 2019. we already find artificial intelligence on earth's smartphones or in appliances like amazon's alexa. >> so instead of replacing humans, they are going to be working alongside them to help augment the work flow.
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>> reporter: there are already 20,000 peppers and now robots like this one at work in the world. mostly in japan being used to teach students how to program, working in businesses and hospitals, and living with families. now they can even do tai chi. >> it's got robot form. >> reporter: monique runs startup programs at the university. a product that recently came out of its incubator. >> i'm looking for hammers. >> reporter: the lowbot that works at lowe's home improvement stores acting as an employee assistant. they can handle important tasks like inventory tracking freeing up employees to help customers. >> if a robot or one with artificial intelligence can take care of that for you in a subtle nonintrusive way, it enables us to be human. it enables us to do the things that we love to do the most. >> reporter: humans are
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literally getting more connected to these bots. matthew programs these to react to brainwave activity tracked by the he the more relaxed he is feeling the slower the movement. when he is extremely focused they march forward. i gave it a shot and read this scientific book which sent the bot in circles signaling confusion. >> we'll see you in types coming on the market this year especially. we want to work with them and understand them in the same way i could understand a coworkerrer. >> at moffett field, betty yu, kpix 5 [ robot voice ]. >> a betty yu robot. >> i see the robots [ indiscernible ] doing my laundry. >> i thought that was your husband. >> we have a [ indiscernible ] dishwasher. >> me. i'm the dishwasher. >> i don't know why -- >> i'm weird about washing
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dishes. >> the dishwasher one of the greatest inventions. >> when we think about how automated weather is anymore. when i get down the tabs every morning and the zonal forecast we never had that in the mid- '80s so you can see the advancement that we're having in life. >> these robotic cameras on you. >> i know. huey, dewey and louis! i'm just going to keep relying on these camera shots because it's so beautiful this morning a few low clouds across the horizon of the city of san francisco and you can see the venus star there above the moon. can you see it? the morning star? okay. then this is the view from mount vaca 64% waning gibbous moon on the way to becoming a half moon and that officially is tomorrow. it's wavering as far as the picture is concerned. we have a wind up to 16 in mount vaca area with air in the 40s. 49 santa rosa. low 50s in san francisco. good morning to our weather watcher george and all the other weather watchers checking in this morning. george is in san francisco
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reporting a little bit of low fog at the beach, otherwise clear skies. that's a good indication we'll be clearing out today. we are seeing a robust wind in half moon bay at 14. 21 sfo. 10 redwood city. 16 san francisco. so around the rim of the bay is where we have the breeze then it shuts off in our inland areas except for pleasanton at 11. winds late today will be a little bit offshore late day. about 10 to 20 miles per hour. so we have a clear slot right now with the coast clearing out. we'll have some sunshine and the temperatures will respond accordingly. the pattern change it starts today as high pressure builds in, it causes this jet stream to buckle and veer further to the north allowing that high to get closer and closer each day. as it does so, today during the afternoon hours, we clear out substantially. then we forge ahead to tomorrow. and we clear out. friday a few clouds drifting out to sea, otherwise we still
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will have some temperatures well above average. official sunrise this morning 5:57. san francisco, your temperature pretty close to average. san jose you're inching up there. about 68, 69 degrees official high towards mineta international airport. but i'm besting that towards willow glen, also the rose garden district at low 70s. 72 in livermore. your typical average high is 73 to 74. low 70s in vallejo, benicia, martinez. low mid-60s around the bay. 58 in pacifica with the strong sea breeze. temperature increases 5 degrees thursday. jump up 10 degrees friday. we are talking 90s over the weekend well away from the bay. hey, jaclyn, i think you're going to be walking your dog on the beach this weekend. >> she will be so excited, roberta. we went for a walk yesterday and it was cold! i had to bundle up. right now, we are tracking say somewhat easy ride for drivers on 80. we are seeing a few more
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commuters join the wednesday morning commute. so taillights are making their way westbound. this is i-80 at university avenue there as you make wear through berkeley. no accidents along that stretch. but where we are tracking a crash, this is along 101 right near oyster point involving an overturned vehicle. emergency crews are just heading to the scene right now. this just coming in. but we can already see this backup forming as you are making your way northbound. speeds drop below 25 miles per hour. so if this is part of your morning ride this could be out here a little while give yourself some extra time or head to 280 as an alternate. back to you. >> thank you. time now 4:52. the jury who convicted antolin garcia-torres of murdering sierra lamar is now deciding whether he should be put to death. what her friends had to say in court. ,,,, who are these people?
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found guilty of killing a missing morgan hill teen - should be sentenced to death. testimony by the victim's friends - may shape their decision. a jury is considering whether a man found guilty of killing the missing morgan hill team should be put to death. testimony by her friends may shape the decision. the prosecutor said death is the only appropriate sentence. but the defense pushed for life in prison without parole. the only other route for antolin garcia-torres. kpix 5 reporter len ramirez was in court when three of sierra lamar's friends shared memories of her from high school. >> the vibe inside the courtroom definitely changed when sierra's three friends came up to testify one after the other. the jury was sitting up and looking even laughing when the friends were describing some of the goofy times that they shared as girls, some of the times they went to the mall, mcdonald's for snacks. we learned that sierra was very fond of bubblegum and shamrock shakes but then things turned in an instant when the girls
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described learning that sierra was missing how they tried to text and call her incessantly but there was no answer. the jurors at that point were very solemn. the girls were wiping away tears. >> lamar's parents and the defendant's mother are also set to testify as jurors decide the penalty. there's a new push to prevent children from getting their hands on marijuana. state lawmakers are working on a bill to ban pot edibles made to look like candy. some have made packages childproof but those pushing the ban say that's not enough. >> we have had young children age of less than 2 all the way up to teenagers who mistakenly ingest things they think are candy. and they get quite intoxicated. >> when proposition 64 passed, it was for adult use. let's make sure it's for adult use. >> the edibles bill passed the assembly and now heads to the
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senate for a vote. it's a battle of the burgers. a california favorite no longer tops the list. >> according to the annual harris poll in-n-out came in second on the list of favorite burger chains. it topped the poll the past two years. the new champ is five guys that landed the top spot for the first time ever. ♪[ music ] it's 4:57. a memo from former fbi director james comey written after a meeting with the president. is it proof that president trump obstructed justice? after the break we hear from what someone who worked under president obama thinks. >> reporter: plus, an outbreak of the stomach flu in schools in santa clara county. what you need to be on the lookout for coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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michelle griego. and i'm kenny choi. let's start with a live look outside... good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, may 17. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi.
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let's head outside take a look at the conditions this morning. taillights heading toward the bay bridge toll plaza. it's packing up. >> starting to pack up big. yeah. >> a little crowded out there. >> yeah. >> how's the weather looking? >> it's gorgeous. it's starting to clear out along the coast where we have had a little bit of drizzle early this morning. clouds are lining the rim of the bay otherwise, if you look very carefully, you can see the morning star venus out there. here's now look this time around from mount vaca cam at clear skies. official sunrise this morning will be at 5:57. temperatures 48 degrees santa rosa. the 50s across the bay area. the winds are still blustery 13 half moon bay, 14 san francisco. 15 sfo. once you get away from the bay of water the winds begin to subside. calm in novato. 10? santa rosa. later today, the temperatures are going up. especially in comparison to yesterday where


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