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for christmas is you" is on the top this week. that song spent 34 weeks on the top 100 chart before reaching the top spot. when it comes to wildfires, a group of good samaritans is stepping in to help. how the local facebook group cowboy 911, now a national nonprofit, is lending a hand in northern california as well as overseas. >> my mom is like, that's not like you. i think your hormones are out of whack. you need to get a checkup to see a doctor. >> a big surprise for one mom. how she found out she was pregnant days before giving birth. if you're looking for last minute stocking stuffers, we have sweet ideas for you from ocho candy. good morning. look at this picture of san francisco. the clouds are going to be moving in. december 17th already. chop, chop. people out there who haven't
done their christmas shopping yet. >> i've done a few things. >> you've done a few things. >> i'll be done probably on tuesday. >> you were done in september. >> we buy so minimally, i probably buy three presents and i'm done. we keep it simple, people. thank you for joining us. it's a bright and cold tuesday. i want to share a piece of video some people call chilling. her home has one of those ring security systems and someone claiming to be santa. listen. >> don't you want to be my best friend? >> he says, don't you want to be my best friend? this is a stranger talking to the girl in her room on the ring security camera. ring is owned by amazon. it says it does not have evidence that the system or network have been compromised but ring is telling its users to choose a complex password, change the password frequently. i think this is something a lot of people will be receiving as a gift. everyone is interested in home
security. what many people don't realize is you can be trading some of your own privacy in the name of security. have you ever considered something like this? >> considered it but how is that not being compromised? some strange man talking in your home. >> they think what happened is this. i use the same password for everything. this is true. if a hacker got my password through another channel, not through amazon or ring, but then oh, i happen to also use it for my ring account, it works here, so amazon itself wasn't hacked but if you're like me and use everything for everything you could be in trouble. just a little warning. >> interesting. >> poor 8-year-old girl. to the newscast we go. we'll start in the north bay right now. we're following a developing story out of solano county where two people are dead and another injured after a fight at a home in vallejo. >> good morning. i talked to a handful of neighbors out here and no one actually heard the gunshots ring out but they did wake up to this scene. the scene is starting to break
down just a bit but there is still a heavy law enforcement presence out here. investigators have been out on hargus avenue for the last nine hours. a car was towed from the scene at 7:30 this morning. sheriff's deputies on scene wouldn't confirm how the car is connected to the double homicide. this all happened in unincorporated vallejo just after midnight. the solano county sheriff's office says someone inside a home on hargus avenue called 911 about a, quote, heated altercation in their house. when officers got here, an injured woman was waiting for them. officers found two men outside the home in different spots. a sheriffs spokesperson says they got in a fight and both died from gunshot wounds. investigators are looking through three different areas here on hargus avenue where the three people were found. we're told they all likely knew each other. they're the only people involved so this isn't a situation with an outstanding suspect but investigators still trying to figure out the details. they did find a gun they believe
was used in the shooting. one neighbor said she doesn't know who lives on the street but has seen a lot of people in and out renting the home. >> i feel so bad for the people. it's such a sad time of the year for that to happen but we pray for them and that's what we could do. >> as for the woman who was injured in this whole situation, the spokesperson with the sheriff's office says she was alert and she was talking to investigators so the hope is she's able to give them a little more clarity on exactly what happened here early this morning. in solano county, ktvu fox 2 news. happening today, the san francisco police department will hold a community meeting focused on a recent officer involved shooting. 10 days ago officers responded to reports of a man trying to break into a home near 23rd and mission. when officers arrived, police say the man attacked them and broke a bottle over one of the officer's head. the suspect was shot several times. he is expected to survive.
the meeting tonight will discuss what happened. that meeting will start at 6:00 at ceasar chavez elementary school in the mission district. a san jose man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend and kidnapping their 2-year-old daughter is in custody this morning thanks to people who recognized him from an amber alert. victor was captured in san luis obispo county. this is cell phone video that shows a group of men surrounding and detaining him at a gas station after they realized he was a wanted man. >> my boss walked around behind him and put him in a chokehold and held him until the police came. he's a strong man and he got him. >> investigators say mangana will be transferred to the san jose police department. he's facing multiple charges including attempted murder and kidnapping. the mother is in critical condition with stab wounds. pg&e has eliminated a requirement that governor newsom signed off on his settlement deal with wildfire victims.
the governor rejected pg&e's initial plan on friday and the utility was given until today to submit an amended plan to the governor. instead pg&e reached an agreement with attorneys for the wildfire victims to remove the requirement that the governor had to approve the plan. today a bankruptcy judge will take a look at the settlement. a small group of protesters locked themselves together yesterday, blocking the street outside of pg&e headquarters in san francisco. they said they wanted to call attention to the nearly 200,000 medical customers who suffered disproportionately when the power shut-offs happen. they're calling on pg&e to make safety and reliability its top priorities. >> things have to stop. the things have to change. that 100 people have died because of pg&e's actions, because of fires and power outages that have cut people off from equipment that they depend
on to live. >> organizers say the demonstrators are a group and pg&e says it is committed to making safety changes and emerging from bankruptcy protection. new this morning, we're learning the executive director of the gilroy garlic festival is stepping down. the move comes about five months after the mass shooting where three people were killed and a dozen others were wounded. the gilroy garlic festival association announced that brian bow is resigning after 14 years in the position. bowie says, quote, i truly believe the festival will benefit from a fresh perspective in the executive director position. he's expected to stay on the job while organizers look for a replacement. we know it could be at least another two weeks before the sonoma county sheriff's department releases body worn video of a violent encounter that happened before a man died while in custody. 52-year-old david ward was driving a honda civic he reported stolen three days
earlier. police say he refused to get out of the car and there was a struggle when deputies used a stun gun and chokehold to knock him unconscious. the sheriff's office says releasing the video now could interfere with the internal investigation of the deputy's actions as well as the independent criminal investigation. new this morning, the chp is investigating a car crash that killed two people and involved a wrong-way driver. investigators say shortly before midnight, a wrong-way driver crashed into another car on eastbound interstate 80. both people died at the scene. we're hearing reports the wrong-way driver survived the crash and could face homicide charges. drivers who travel through prune dale area in monterey county are becoming more and more concerned as a number of attacks from cars continues to increase. >> it's a little bit scary because we can't figure out who it is and how you catch someone like that. >> the chp says there have been 62 cases where something has hit a car, truck, or bus window on
highway 101 or highway 156. five people have been hurt. investigators say they now have a vital clue that can help confirm the identity of whoever is doing this once they have a suspect. >> we know it's not a traditional firearm. we haven't recovered any bullets. we have recovered evidence on scene and we have recovered projectiles. >> the chp says the person behind the attacks must be highly motivated to continue with the incidents after all the publicity about them. there's a $14,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect and the chp says it has increased the number of officers in the area throughout the entire holiday season. right now in washington, d.c. the house rules committee is meeting to set the terms of the impeachment vote in the house of representatives. as lauren blanchard reports, that vote is scheduled for tomorrow. >> it's unfortunate that we have to be here today. >> reporter: house democrats are laying out their case for impeachment against donald trump
as republicans remain unified in their support of the president. the house rules committee is front and center as they set the guidelines for the debate. >> here's the good thing about the rules committee. we have no clock. so we tend to take as long as we feel is necessary. >> reporter: the full house is set to vote as soon as wednesday night. vulnerable house democrats are beginning to fall in line. >> i made this decision out of principle and out of a duty to protect and defend the constitution. >> reporter: after a house vote, we can expect a senate trial to begin in january. >> fair trial is one that allows senators to get all the relevant facts and adjudicate impartially. >> house democrats have the opportunity to do the right thing for the country and avoid setting this toxic new precedent. >> reporter: white house officials continue to fight back. >> they've been trying to impeach him since before he got elected and while he got elected and while he was being sworn in
so i think when haters are hellbent on doing something, they find a way to do it. >> leader mcconnell doesn't believe the senate is the place to investigate because he says that is the house's job. in washington, lauren blanchard, ktvu fox 2 news. coming up on mornings on 2 the 9, you'll soon see even more e-scooter on san francisco streets. this comes after they made a list and checked it twice. the regulations the e-scooter companies have agreed to so users, pedestrians, and drivers can stay safe. a new navigation center is about to open on san francisco's embarcadero. when the mayor will give us a first look inside. ♪oh there's no place like home for the holidays.♪
tornado warnings continue this morning in the southern part of the u.s. after two tornados cut paths of introduction across three states. three people were killed and several injured. dozens of homes were damaged and 28,000 experienced power outages. some people were trapped in their homes and had to be rescued. more rain and wind expected throughout the day. a jersey city detective killed in a shooting last week is being laid to rest today. a funeral service is underway right now for the detective gunned down at a cemetery before
a shooting rampage by two people at a kosher market. that left three other people dead. police are calling it an anti-semitic police attack. >> if anti-semitism and hate and racism can exist in a community so familiarity with diversity, the takeaway is it can really exist anywhere. >> the suspected attackers were killed in a lengthy shoot-out with police. a third person was arrested over the weekend after investigators say they found his information in the pocket of one of the shooters. happening today, san francisco city leaders will give a tour of the city's newest homeless navigation center. it's a project that's been at the center of controversy about where to build homeless shelters in san francisco. ktvu's allie rasmus is live in the city with a look at the brand new center. >> this is it right here behind us. this is the city's newest homeless navigation center. this is near beale and bryant streets. they're going to be opening it at 11:00 for a tour for city leaders and the media and you can see some of the workers here adding some of the finishing
touches and doing some final preparation for it here. it's in a very visible spot. this homeless navigation center takes up a part of the san francisco parking lot next to the embarcadero, where people driving by and walking by can see it. once it's open it will house about 200 beds. the goal behind the shelter, according to the mayor, is to try to alleviate the problem of homelessness in this neighborhood. the project has been controversial from the start. mayor faced stiff opposition from neighbors living nearby who expressed concerns about crime and other problems. the group safe embarcadero for all spent nearly a quarter of a million dollars trying to stop the construction of the center in court. neighborhood concerns were heightened after this video was released and widely shared, showing a man attacking a woman who loves nearby. that man accused in the attack was homeless though he wasn't directly connected to this navigation center. however, that high profile attack led to increased opposition from residents with the idea of having a shelter
near their home. others who live and work nearby say they neighborhood really does need a shelter. >> i always see homeless people in this area walking to work. today i'm sure i'll see people along the embarcadero and i hope that they'll reach out to those people and they'll have some place to live. >> it's hard mow matter where you're going to put it. there's a lot of residential areas and it's going to be an issue no matter what. so i don't know. kind of is what it is. >> in order to address some of the neighborhood concerns about crime and safety, fran police are going to have additional police presence in this neighborhood. they'll have dedicated police officers on patrol within a two-block radius of this navigation center. the first people are expected to start moving into the building by the end of the month. at 11:00 is when the tour takes place. we'll have another update on the story at noon today. allie rasmus, ktvu fox 2 news.
people living in the san francisco neighborhood are worried about what happens when a temporary solution to dealing with the homeless encampment runs out. the city passed the resolution to set up metal barricades off willow street and van ness. the goal was to block homeless people from living in tents in this area. for years neighbors complained about unsafe conditions such as drug dealing and trash littering the streets. people who live and work there say they notice a difference when the barricades went up several weeks ago. they say the streets were cleaner and they conducted outreach efforts. >> they will not be once a week. anybody out here coming to ask if anybody needs anything. that leaves us having to fend for ourselves and manage the situation. >> willow street is on a list of 39 campsites that were cleared by the city and are supposed to be monitored regularly by various departments including police and public
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in queensland, australia, firefighters are seen driving through the mount maria fire burning out of control in that area. residents in that area were told to get ready to evacuate. emergency crews are working with land owners to contain this fire. they're also attacking it from the air. scenes like this sadly really are becoming part of the new normal right here in california and one northern california nonprofit is stepping in to help fire victims evacuate live stock and pets. this morning we're joined by cowboy 911. thanks for rolling in. it's a trip to get here. this started out as a small facebook group that's now a large nonprofit and tell me, it was july 4th, 2018. you had a moment. >> a little over a year ago we were traveling down the road and saw someone needing help trying to change their tire.
it's 110 degrees out. there's no air moving in from those horses in the trailer. we were able to pull over and get their tire changed. from there we got to think maybe there's a social media component where people can ask for help. >> you found out there is something. a few weeks after that moment, we had the carr fire, 230,000 acres. a deadly fire. and you guys jumped in to help. neighbors needed help. >> yeah. our main goal is just a farmers and ranchers based group of neighbors helping neighbors. we have specific skills and equipment that we can help from small problems to big natural disasters and evacuating livestock and it's just turned into an incredible community. >> what was your role in this? was it trying to partner someone who wanted to offer help? >> i help a lot with the dispatch. we saw people putting out posts coming to help me. i help put people together who
were wanting to help. one thing with our group is we saw the serious need because people were willing to die if their animals couldn't get out. they would stay there with a hose to fight a fire that was going to overtake them and they were willing to lay their lives on the line. >> i noticed in the campfire you saved 4,000, 5,000 animals. there was a time for 24, 36 hours where i think law enforcement officials, they didn't want you doing what you were doing. >> it was a big risk they had to take on us. >> they took a chance. >> they took a huge chance on us. us being a facebook group of people helping people, we were unknown. >> unproven. >> unproven community of people willing to step up and help. it turned out that incident was so massive that they needed help and thankfully they gave us an
opportunity to come in and help. it turned into we understood we couldn't save every animal that was out there but they gave us the opportunity to try. that helped us. it helped the community knowing people were out there trying to help. >> now here you are with the facebook group. it's a national nonprofit that continues to grow. how did it get from there to there? >> that was all on jill's side. >> we thought right away how well a group on facebook would work for instant reaction. and the community reach. we started with our locals but we had people from canada, vietnam, england. people were looking for a place to help each other in one form or another and it just exploded. we just gave people a place. >> what is that cowboy code?
>> neighbors helping neighbors. >> and that's what this is right here. cowboy 911. that's cowboy911.org if people want more information about this. the more funding the better. thank you for all you do, you guys. i appreciate it. coming up on mornings on 2 the 9, many people might think vaping is safer than smoking cigarettes but a new ucsf study appears to prove them wrong. why vaping can have the same ill health effects as smoking cigarettes. president trump weighing in on the border crisis. you know when you're at ross and you find their favorite hero... ...at a price that makes you the hero? yes! that's yes for less. yes! with hot holiday toys for all ages, ross is your toy destination. it feels even better when you find it for less. at ross. yes for less. it feels even better when you find it for less.
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cloudy skies overhead. a little bit of a different story from yesterday when we had mostly sunny conditions for the entire day. these clouds moved in late last night and continue at this hour. eventually leading to rain. if i back it up a little bit, rain still off the coastline. for the most part we'll call today a dry cloudy day. into the afternoon there's the drive home. the rain still well offshore. today it starts to move in for some in the overnight hours. wednesday morning looks like it's going to be a slick commute. as we get into the afternoon, it does taper off and by the afternoon drive tomorrow, we should be in better shape. as far as rainfall amounts, less than half inch. some areas picking up a few hundredths. maybe quarter inch. this is not our only opportunity
coming this week. 50 in oakland. into the afternoon, mostly cloudy skies and widespread 50s for us again today. 56 in san francisco. 56 in concord. here's a look at your extended forecast. so we'll call for that rain to move in tonight, late tonight into the overnight hours. soggy on wednesday. at least for the first half. right now we look dry thursday, friday. by saturday afternoon the rain returns and it looks like sunday is also going to be a rainy day. back to you. new this morning, hundreds of thousands of kaiser -- hundreds are picketing for day two of a five-day strike. across our state, some 4,000 psychologists, psychiatric nurses, therapists, and addiction specialists were on the picket lines yesterday. they've been protesting staffing levels and patient care. they say patientvise to wait for weeks, even months to get an
appointment, services, and treatment. workers say they have mixed feelings about the strike but say they hope kaiser officials are listening. >> i really wish they'd understand and we could address a model of care that we could build out and work collaboratively and i'm also happy to advocate for the patients that i serve because they want us out here and they want us to fight for them. >> kaiser says it's already in the process of hiring hundreds of healthcare workers and said it spent $700 million on new mental health facilities in recent years. the national union of healthcare workers has been without a contract now for more than a year. happening now, a husband and wife accused of killing the woman's father and dismembering his body are back in court this morning. stephanie ching and douglas lomas are charged with murdering 73-year-old benedict ching at his home in may. inspectors say after the killing, the couple fled to china with their two young children. they were arrested in beijing and extradited back to san francisco and have pleaded not guilty.
in developing news, the trad is pushing back as more states are allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's licenses. that's the case here in california. >> reporter: undocumented immigrants forming long lines in new york on monday after a new law went into effect, allowing them to apply for driver's licenses. lawmakers in new jersey approved a similar law on monday night after long debates in the state senate. they join a growing number of states allowing illegal or undocumented immigrants to obtain a state issued i.d., and the trump administration isn't happy about it. >> any time we reward illegal behavior, illegal activity, that's problematic for us and what we've seen particularly on the border is that encourages more individuals to come here illegally. >> reporter: the trump administration says it could take legal action against those states. human rights activists say the new laws make the public safer
by bringing the undocumented out of the shadows and allowing them to buy insurance. >> no one is trying to cheat our system, certainly not a non-citizen who is here because they want to make a better life for themselves and their family. >> reporter: the administration is moving forward on another of its immigration priorities. funding the border wall. as part of the new deal with democrats, the president will get just under $1.4 billion for the wall. the white house calling it a big win for the american people. >> a year after they called the manufactured crisis. the president is getting $1.375 billion for his wall and didn't mess with his authorities at l. >> reporter: last week a judge put a hold. the white house is appealing that ruling. in washington, griff jenkins, ktvu fox 2 news. now to new details involving the u.s. attempts to denuclearize north korea. china and russia are proposing to ease u.n. sanctions against north korea. foreign policy experts say this move signals a likely end to
unified efforts to encourage north korea to reduce its nuclear arsenal. despite the new pressures, the trump administration says it will not accept a deadline set by kim jong un to make concessions in stalled negotiations. >> we may be going back to a crisis if the north koreans go back to long range nuclear testing. that will put us back in crisis mode. >> this past weekend, north korea announced it held a crucial test at its long range missile site. the second such test in 10 days. democratic presidential candidate pete buttigieg made a campaign swing through the bay area. his first stop in palo alto yesterday, guests paid as much as $2800 a ticket for the sold-out event. some of the other candidates include senator elizabeth warren, they have criticized buttigieg's fundraising efforts, specifically his ties to wealthy donors but buttigieg campaign staffers say they're proud to have the support of more than 700,000 grass root donors around the country. negotiations are set to
resume today over a labor dispute that could end up derailing the democratic presidential debate scheduled for thursday at loyola marymount university in l.a. the candidates are threatening to boycott the event because they don't want to cross the picket line of union foodservice workers. the house is expected to vote on a spending deal that would end a 20-year freeze on gun research. it bars federal agencies from engaging in advocacy on gun-related issues. if passed, the new bill would provide $25 million for gun violence research. it would be divided evenly between the national institutes of health and centers for disease control and prevention. happening today, a group of local mothers battling homelessness plans to step up the fight. they've recently held demonstrations trying to claim vacant homes so homeless women can love in them. the group wants to take back vacant investor owned properties in neighborhoods where the mothers grew up but can no
longer afford to live. the group will hold a community meeting tonight at taylor memorial church on 12th street in oakland. homeless activists are praising the supreme court after justices refused to hear a case that could have barred homeless people from sleeping out in the public. the case came from idaho and challenged the ruling by the ninth district appeals court in san francisco that allowed homeless people to sleep on sidewalks and in parks if there aren't enough shelters. the high court's decision not to hear this case means the lower court ruling stands. opponents say this prevents cities from regulating homeless encampments on sidewalks. boeing has announced it's temporarily stopping production of its 737 max jets starting next month. boeing executives say they do not expect any layoffs or furloughs but analysts say it will still cost boeing $1 billion a month in labor and production costs. the planes have been grounded since march after planes crashed in indonesia and ethiopia. >> on the other hand, producing
these planes and not holding, you're going to have a lot of planes sitting on the ground depreciating, needing to be paid for. the airlines certainly aren't going to pay for planes until they're ready for flight. boeing is really between a rock and a hard place here. >> boeing has been struggling to get approval from federal regulators who last week told the company it had unrealistic expectation dates for getting the planes back into service. supershuttle is going out of the business at the end of the month. supershuttle started in los angeles in 1983 and eventually operated in more than 100 cities around the world. but rideshares such as uber and lyft have taken a chunk of its business, a big chunk. the company says it will honor all reservations made through december 31st and anyone with reservations after that will get a refund. the san jose fire department's online fireworks reporting tool is now active year-round. originally it was only available around the fourth of july holiday. but with new year's fast approaching, the department will be watching out for those
illegal fireworks. they're also reminding people that fireworks are dangerous and can cause fires and serious injuries. people can be fined for using, possessing, storing, or selling illegal fireworks. neighbors can report illegal fireworks to a 24-hour phone hot line. a new warning for e-cigarette users. a ucsf study finds people who use e-cigarettes face a greater risk of developing chronic illnesses such as asthma, emphysema. for people who vape and smoke, the risk of developing a lung disease more than triples. the study tracked e-cigarette and tobacco habits as well as new lung disease diagnoses from 2013 to 2016. another new study finds the waters off the california coast are becoming more acidic than the rest of the ocean. the national oceanic and atmospheric administration says it's happening twice as fast as the global average and it's
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california. >> a glimpse of how this year's abbreviated craft season will look. >> this is what dungeness crab lovers have been waiting to see. this crab boat unloaded about 20,000 pounds of crab monday morning. with crab season opening sunday, many boats are returning with their catch of the day. wholesalers are busy weighing them before they go to market. >> the weather was kind of bad last night in the opener but looking good today. >> reporter: fishermen tell us the crab looks pretty high quality and this could be a good season. >> we're all hopeful and indications are looking good. >> reporter: crab season comes late this year. california fish and game delayed the opening a month to protect migrating whales from getting entangled in fishing nets. that delay meant no local crab for thanksgiving and commercial fishermen took a financial hit.
>> we didn't want to catch a whale. we didn't want to tangle the whale. that's the last thing we want to do. there were a lot out here. so we delayed for that reason and now we're good to go. >> that could be a good sign for the commercial season. >> we've been very, very happy. we've been getting 15 to 25 crabs per pot and that's exceptional. >> reporter: some people came to buy crabs directly off the pushing boats but the boats that were selling sold out this morning. >> every year i always come over here. >> reporter: the fishermen are getting $3 a pound right now. we checked some local markets and crab is selling between $7 and $9 a pound, about the same as last year. rob roth, ktvu fox 2 news. the clock is ticking down to christmas. one week and one day in case you're counting. those of you who still need gifts, you cannot go wrong with
chocolate. this morning we're joined by the ceo of ocho candy. an organic alternative to typical candy bars. you were telling me off camera, i think we've gone over this before, the reason your candy is so crunchy is because instead of being coated with chocolate, it's molded. right? >> that's correct. most candy bars that you're used to eating, they have a firm center that has a thin chocolate layer. we made ours more like a truffle. when you're biting through an ocho candy bar, you're buying through high quality chocolate and inside is a soft center. we don't have to change our center so they can hold their shape. >> the crunchy and also the smooth. is organic chocolate taste better? humor me. >> it's all in the quality. i think the trends are clear
people are buying organic because they want to make sure they're putting good stuff inside their body. i think it's made cleaner and more sustainable. we feel it tastes better. >> we are looking at video of the factory where you make the chocolates made locally here. your business is doing well. >> it's been a tremendous year. we are continuing to add places to buy our products and keep adding products. this is our seasonal lineup which is great for stocking stuffers. we have christmas trees. this looks like a tree and we have caramel, peanut butter. >> let's say that i have left my shopping for the last minute. i'm asking for a friend here. what should i pick up for my wife who loves chocolate? >> if your wife is like my wife? >> i mean my friend's wife. >> i'm in the same boat. theoretically i'd say some of the most popular ones are the dark caramel. that's the purple one here.
it's a nice combination of dark chocolate and creamy caramel. also coconut is our top seller. coconut is very popular. dark chocolate with a beautiful coconut center. >> i notice you have bars and also you have the little ones. is there a difference? >> the minis are more for snacking on the go. a little portion control, put in your kids' lunch. you need something at 2:00 in the afternoon. bars are more when maybe you got done skiing, maybe you're out working out or you're at the end of a long day and need a little something. in either case, we try to keep the portions smaller and the quality higher so you don't have to overindulge. >> and before we go, what's the biggest thing you've learned after taking this on about chocolate and this business? >> one thing people might not know is it's really challenging to get your products in stores because there's so many products and so many different people trying to get their products in the stores. so we're really fortunate. we have -- you can buy our stuff
at raley's, safeway, sprouts, walgreen's. i think the quality that we've made has resonated with customers. >> thank you for coming in. i think that my friend who is still shopping for stuff will find this very interesting. >> i think they can't go wrong. >> i always say i'd rather have one perfect thing than a whole lot of eh. coming up, do you use your visa card at the gas station? if you do, listen up. it's how you use that visa card that determines whether or not you'll be the victim of a hack. you know when you're at ross and you realize it's time your sister stopped borrowing your sweaters? yeah!
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industrial. some of the stocks i watch, we watch amazon and apple and netflix. all those stocks are up this morning. visa is warning people about using their credit cards at gas stations. the company says hackers have been able to exploit weaknesses in gas stations' payment systems to steal personal data. visa says the attacks have only involved credit card magnetic strip readers and not cards with chips and pin numbers. amazon says it's no longer allowing its third party sellers to use fedex's ground delivery service to ship prime packages, citing a decline in performance. a spokesman for amazon says the change is to ensure customers get their packages on time. amazon says the ban is temporary. the ban will reportedly take effect this week and last until fedex's delivery performance improves. san francisco is allowing e-scooter companies to put more scooters on city streets.
the city is allowing 3200 scooters on the streets. that's an increase of 750 in the second phase of a pilot program. it says all the e-scooter companies have so far complied with requirements aimed at making sure the scooters are available to everyone and that they don't block the sidewalks. the next scheduled fleet size increase is set to happen february 15th. the owner of a temporary ice rink in the east bay says know later today if he can open for business or if his holiday season is over. vandals damaged ice making equipment at brentwood on ice over the weekend. when tom gregory showed up to open the business saturday morning, he said the outdoor rink looked more like a lake. he said whoever did this hurt a lot of people adding he had to cancel several birthday parties for children. >> i think it was a crime of opportunity. i don't think they realized how much damage they would do by opening those lines. these poor kids that are born in the winter, there's very few things for them to go out and do. the barbecue and swim parties out, we provide something for those kids as well.
that was really disappointing. >> gregory has installed new equipment and the ice is beginning to freeze again. he says the condition of the ice today will be the deciding factor for a possible reopening. he said he believes whoever damaged the equipment was someone who tried to steal a pair of skates. police are asking anyone with information about the vandalism to give them a call. reebok announced it's making a new kind of running shoe that's environmentally friendly. the major components are all made from plants instead of petroleum products that are more commonly used. the upper part of the shoe is made from eucalyptus. the sock liner was used from algae. natural rubber is used for the outsole. other companies produce plant-based shoes but reebok is the largest company to come up with one. it will be available this fall. reebok has not said how much the shoes will cost. a sonoma county family's home has been rebuilt after being destroyed in the tubbs fire and everything has come full circle after they also lost a historic tree.
>> everyone would drive by and they knew our house from the tree. it was just one of those symbolic trees. it was beautiful. it was unique. >> the sherwoods lost their home in the wildfire. the 115-year-old walnut tree was still standing but they were told it would not survive the damage. when the neighborhood landmark came down, they turned a local artisan into what was part of their new home. >> for this particular project, they're fire victims. you want to make something very special for them. there's a lot of emotions involved in it all. >> we'll have meals. we'll have friends. we'll share stories. this is meant to be the place we gather. >> after two years, the sherwoods now have a one-of-a-kind dining room table that will be a piece of their family's history. a modern christmas classic is back on top of the charts and breaking a new record.
>> ♪ i won't ask for much this christmas ♪ ♪ i won't even wish for snow ♪ >> of course it is mariah carey's 1994 "all i want for christmas is you." it is number one on billboard's hot 100 chart this week. that's the first time the song has claimed the number one spot since it was released, can you believe 25 years ago. the song reached the top spot making it the longest climb in the history of the chart. new this morning, the first reactions have been pouring in overnight to the los angeles premier of "star wars: the rise of skywalker." stars and fans packed the red carpet last night to enjoy the final installment in the nine-episode skywalker saga. many of the stars reflected on the franchise's power to bring people together for more than four decades. >> i'd say in this dark and divisive time in the world, films like this really matter. star wars has mattered to people
for years. there's a reason it's endured. we really hope everybody feels good. >> this may be the final skywalker film but disney has other star wars projects in the works including the live action series as well as an upcoming final season of the animated clone war series. staying on the same topic, if you watched it on disney plus, you know there are few things cuter than baby yoda. it's been a hit on the internet. parents at a hospital in pittsburgh, pennsylvania found a way to top it by bringing home their new babies in adorable knit baby yoda ears and santa hats. the hats were knitted by one of the hospital's nurses who made outfits inspired by mr. rogers. one woman in mississippi got a big surprise ahead of the holiday. she found out she was pregnant just nine days before she gave birth. the new mom at first didn't believe she could be pregnant after years of trying to have a baby. she suffered several
miscarriages. not only was it true, lauren found out she was 38 weeks and five days along. she didn't realize she was pregnant until her mother's intuition helped her realize something is up. >> probably grouchy is the best way to describe it. my mom is like, that's really not like you. you should get a checkup to see a doctor. >> the first time the mother was diagnosed with an ovary disorder as a teenager. that's why she had no idea she was expecting. that condition causes her to have irregular menstrual cycles. actor and comedian is turning heads for his social media post showing his extreme physical transformation to take the role in next year's marvel movie. they found a refreshingly honest expectation of the amount of help he had to do this transformation. he previously started "silicon valley" and the movie "the big sick." i saw his before and
after pictures. he's now yoked. >> in shape. good for hip. in the meantime, i'm just standing here. >> the chocolate is over there. >> wendy is next. see ya. >> announcer: live from new york city, it's "the wendy williams show." ♪ now, here's wendy! ♪ [cheers and applause] >> wendy: hi. [cheers and applause] thank you for