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>> yes. so there you go. >> thanks for joining us this valentine's day. i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. >> and i'm michelle griego. we are hoping kenny is feeling better. he has been a little sick. so, hey, feel better. hopefully you're not awake right now. [ laughter ] >> hope he is resting. it's been cool these mornings so if you want to stay home and snuggle that's okay. i'm sure your boss wouldn't want that but -- [ laughter ] >> couple more hours probably. >> maybe for now. so conditions out there now are clear. we are going to see clouds coming through the bay area today. we are in between systems. there's a system in the north and southern california and so that gives us clouds and a chance of sierra snowfall. good morning. a track of brake lights on 280
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at 205 due to an earlier crash along 580 near grant line. so you can see delays still out there at 580 likely to stick around through much of the morning. our travel times 26 minutes from 205 to 680. slowdowns along the richmond parkway. no word of any accidents. we'll take a closer look into that westbound 80 at cutting boulevard a crash blocking a lane not slowing traffic down. we are in the green, 14 minutes from 4 to the maze. we are getting our first look at the two suspects accused of stabbing a young woman and leaving her for dead in alameda county. 19-year-old lizett cuesta used her last breath to tell authorities who attacked her. betty yu reports. >> reporter: many people brought out flowers and candles to remember her. whether they knew her from the
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state park, school or her job at the san jose airport, they said she was strong. people honored the life of 19- year-old lizette cuesta. she was often in san jose doing what she loved. >> she always would be falling and getting back up. that's -- take a hard fall and get back up. >> she was a very happy person. very happy person, very friendly, kind. >> reporter: the alameda county sheriff's office says lizette was brutally beaten and stabbed before she was dumped near tesla road. she crawled some 100 yards before a good samaritan called 911. he got out and comforted her before paramedics arrived. >> she said she felt like she was going to die and -- i said no, you're going to fight, you're not going to lay down, you're going to be all right. as that was said, she got up. >> reporter: investigators say
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the last thing she was able to do was point them in the direction of her killers. an engaged couple 19-year-old daniel gross and 25-year-old melissa leonardo are behind bars. they were arrested in modesto. the night of the killing, authorities say all three got into the car together. >> who would do that? come to the house, call her to go have a drink, whatever, coffee, and then do that? it's just horrible. you know, it's evil. >> reporter: lizette had moved to tracy to live with her father. . >> i love her. >> reporter: back in san jose, mourners searched for comfort. >> the one thing that death cannot do even though it's tragic and painful is take away the memories we have of liz. >> reporter: investigators say that the suspects and lizette
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all knew each other and were friend. they are now focusing on what happened from the moment she got in that car. in san jose, betty yu, kpix 5. several san francisco middle school students are recovering this morning after a mysterious substance made them sick. chopper 5 flew over the scene as ambulances were called to james lick middle school in noe valley yesterday afternoon. officials say the students ingested a substance. they are not identifying it. the 10 children who got sick, one student had -- of the 10 children who got sick, one student had more symptoms than the rest. >> could this be drugs? >> we don't know. we want to make sure that the people who are treating the students have an opportunity to examine what it might be. >> the school did put out a notice to parents that more children may get sick and, if so, they should alert authority. some southwest airlines passengers have arrived safely
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in hawaii after a terrifying flight out of sfo. it made an emergency landing yesterday afternoon after a 5.5- hour journey. joe vazquez reports. >> the plane just jolted and then started to shake. >> reporter: passengers quickly looked out their windows and captured this shocking sight on their cell phones. the engine was missing its cover! shards of metal flew off as the plane kept going. >> we were praying because we had never gone through this experience. [ crying ] >> and i thought we were going to die. >> reporter: eric haddad a google engineer posted this video of the plane continuing on with its bumpy flight. he cannot his sense of humor postering this photo -- he kept his sense of humor posing this photo saying, i didn't see anything about this in the manual. other passengers were emotional. >> people were crying. i think we were bracing for the worst like what if this actually lands on the water? >> reporter: as they approached
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honolulu the flight attendant told everyone to brace firm to packet. united 775 landed safely. >> when we landed everyone clapped and people were crying. we were happy to land safely. >> reporter: the engine coverings the cowling, came off midflight. the faa and ntsb are investigating. >> they landed smoothly. those pilots should get an amazing award or something because we all landed safely and incredibly smoothly. it was amazing. >> when we were leaving the plane, they shook everybody's hand. they looked them straight in the eye. it was comforting and they were so brave. and we were so brave, too. it was awful. a lot of families with little children. it was awful. >> reporter: joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> that is scary! >> yeah. >> on the way to hawaii. you think, oh, a nice relaxing vacation. >> it's not like there's anyone anywhere to make an emergency landing nearby. so glad everyone is safe.
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>> yeah. glad they made it. all right. this morning, you may want to be in hawaii because right now temperatures are cool. cooler than this time yesterday morning. a little bit of an onshore wind expected throughout the day. clear conditions for now. there's a trough that will enter california bringing us some clouds for your midday on this valentine's day. livermore right now 36 degrees. san francisco 48. san jose 44. santa rosa at 34 degrees. so temperatures are inching closer to that freezing mark in santa rosa as we get closer and closer to your early-morning lows right around 6:30, 7 a.m., you may reach that freezing point. so our temperatures are actually pretty cool right now but just wait until next week. sunday into monday morning, we are expecting lows to be down to the 20s and 30s. i want to warn you ahead of time because it's going to be a chilly start to your workweek next week right. now it's only wednesday. southwest winds at sfo at 5 miles per hour, north-northeast
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at oakland so variable winds coming through calm through the south and east bay and north winds coming in at 7 miles per hour and later today you may see an onshore wind contributing to coastal cooling out there. here's our sky coverage right now just a few clouds across the south bay at this hour but clear right around the bay and to the north. and so that's what's keeping temperatures pretty cool so now how many days of dry weather have we experienced in the bay area? 20 in a row. we are waiting desperately for that rainfall. the record though was 43 days in a row 1864 and in the year 2014. but yes, we want this number to go away soon. >> while hold positive thoughts. right now we are tracking a few incidents slowing some folks down. hitting the road here's what the commute looks like for today. this is a live look at 580. and those headlights moving westbound as you make your approach over towards signatures six there from 205 about 25 minutes. here's a live look at your ride along 580 right at high street
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there as you make your way through oakland and you can see that traffic is moving at the limit in both directions. we do have reports of an accident over on the shoulder westbound so speed remain in the green. highway 13 we have roadwork, caltrans keeping busy. they have a full closure in place until about 5 a.m. so another 20 minutes or so. right now, doesn't look like too many people are using that route but they have a detour in place for you. and a new accident all lanes are open but westbound 80 at cutting boulevard starting to slow down approaching mcdonald due to an accident we're tracking. hat's a check of your traffic; over to you. the san jose city council unanimously agreed to a massive real estate deal with google approving a $67 million pricing agreement for nine government- owned parcels near the diridon station and "s.a.p. center." the properties will be part of the tech giant's future downtown campus but it's not a done deal quite yet.
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the city redevelopment agency that actually owns the land also has to sign off on the sale price. a green light this morning for the orange and black. the board of supervisors unanimously approved the san francisco giants' mission rock project. it will transform a 28-acre parking lot south of at&t park into retail shops, offices and housing including 1300 units for middle income families. >> we are targeting units for families between $80,000 and $150,000 a year because we know so much of our middle class who earn good wages in san francisco are struggling to live in san francisco. >> the billion-dollar project will be funded by the developer, bonds and taxpayers. the white house doing damage control after the fbi testified on the domestic violence scandal involving a top staffer. rob porter accused of abusing his two ex-wives. as allen martin explains, that's now raising questions about background checks conducted on members of the trump administration. >> mr. president, do you have a
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message to domestic violence victims? >> reporter: president trump once again dodged questions about former white house staff secretary rob porter. >> do you believe rob porter's ex-wife, mr. president? >> reporter: porter resigned after two women told investigators he physically abused them. that's raising questions about the security clearance process for west wing staffers. >> i'm quite confident that in this particular instance, the fbi followed the established protocols. >> reporter: on capitol hill, fbi director christopher wray said the bureau completed its background check on porter last month. >> provided that information in november and then we administratively closed the file in january. >> reporter: that appears to contradict the white house's timeline of events. >> his background investigation was ongoing. he was operating on an interim security clearance. >> reporter: the new explanation from the white house even though the fbi completed its investigation, the white house personnel security office did not. >> they had not made a final recommendation for adjudication
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to the white house because the process was still ongoing when rob porter resigned. >> reporter: more than a year into the trump administration, dozens of top officials still do not have full security clearance including the president's son-in-law, jared kushner. allen martin, kpix 5. time now 4:42. a battle is under way to bring marijuana dispensaries to more of the bay area. we'll introduce you to the eye doctor pushing to open a pot shop. ♪[ music ]
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police arrested 35-year-old wakeen best at polk and bush sunday morni we are getting a look at the man charged with killing a dog in san francisco. police arrested 35-year-old joaquin best at polk and bush. he allegedly broke into a car on the 7th floor of a parking garage on stockton street and inside the car was a 4-year-old chihuahua. police say dashcam video shows the suspect throwing this dog on the street below. best is facing animal cruelty and burglary charges. berkeley is now the
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country's first sanctuary city for cannabis. .s. attorney general jeff sessions recently announced the justice department would no longer follow the last marijuana enforcement policies of the obama administration. >> we're not going to let, um, a federal government come in here and try to roll back the clock. the genie is out of the bottle. their access to whatever they want won't be impeded by the federal government. >> under the resolution, city staff can be directed not to cooperate with federal enforcement of marijuana laws including any raids on dispensaries. not all bay area cities are as open to marijuana. a budding shop has its eyes set on marin county but has to get around a citywide ban first. andrea nakano reporting from san anselmo on the push for pot. >> when someone told him, you can't do that i said, oh, yes, i cannabis. >> reporter: patrick is ready for a change in career after 34 years as an optician.
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now that recreational marijuana is legal in california, he has his sights set on opening the first dispensary in san anselmo. it would also be the first in marin county. >> i want people to come to the town, to come to see the shop, to see this incredible cannabis to enjoy the experience. >> reporter: he says he is receiving a lot of support from neighboring businesses like valente and company. >> i would love for it to happen here in a mature manner where, um, it would be guided by the people that live here as a responsible, um, opportunity. >> reporter: but newly elected city council member brian colbert says -- >> the response is overwhelmingly negative. they just don't feel that it's a good fit for san anselmo. >> reporter: in a small community tucked away in marin county, parents are some of the biggest opponents. >> i think it's too busy of an area, too many kids returning around. i don't think it's the best idea to have something like that right visible in town with so many young kids. >> reporter: right now, two of
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the five city council members back his plan for a marijuana dispensary. >> take a pause for the cause with a jay at the end of the day doesn't hurt anybody. >> reporter: he would have to get one more vote to get a zoning ordinance amendment to be able to convert his current business into a recreational pot store. that's a change one council members says is necessary to revive the san anselmo economy. >> that's why it's a risky first step. but you have to start. you start with a first step in any venture. organizers in the winter olympics in south korea spent years trying to get everything perfect for the game but there's one thing they can't control and that's the weather. ferocious winds are causing big problems for athletes during the first week of the winter games. gusts up to 40 miles per hour have postponed numerous events including the women's slalom which has been postponed.
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forecasters hope for milder conditions this weekend but caution the winds can whip up at almost anytime. that looked nasty and it's blowing up some of the loose snow ride in your face. >> and it's blizzard-like conditions. i was watching some of the cbs reporters out there and they are bracing themselves. >> already, the competition is hard enough and throw in the weather. >> actually trying to walk is hard. >> i suppose now we really will find out who is the best in the world. >> yes. >> so as for our local forecast, no snow in the forecast, no blizzard-like conditions. there's a slim chance of sierra snowfall today and tomorrow morning. there is a live view of san jose. a few clouds and an onshore breeze. here's a view of the golden gate bridge. no fog. good visibility. it's cool.
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36 in livermore. 48 in san francisco. 44 in san jose. santa rosa 44. this is just beginning. we'll see a system come through from the pacific northwest happening at 10 to 11 a.m. that will change the sky a little bit and bring gray skies for your valentine's day. wind speeds up to 5 miles an hour so more calm than yesterday. gusts should settle down with an onshore wind cooling things off. this is the system that we are watching. it's bringing rain and snow for the pacific northwest. there is a chance as it moves south it could bring us some sierra snowfall. but it will be very light. here's the futurecast. rain in los angeles. clouds will come through and
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leave us alone by that time midday. southern portions of the sierra could see some precipitation. there could be snowfall in the higher elevations. not low snow. but it's going to be a few flurries. that's something to talk about because at least it's a little change. high temperatures for today in the 50s and low 60s. we are where we should be today, around 60 for san francisco. we'll be a couple of degrees cooler. 62 san jose. spot on for oakland and concord. looking ahead, we are going to get a blast of cold air. but first, this high pressure ridge is going to make a comeback. when it does, through thursday, friday, saturday our temperatures will be on the rise. you will notice by saturday we are going to be in the low 70s. and then sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, look how cold it's going to get. we are going to get a lot of cold canadian air.
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so we could wake up to temperatures in the 30s and 20s monday through wednesday morning. it will be chilly starting next week. so enjoy this warmer weather. temperatures in the 70s through saturday. president's day it's going to be cool. we are off to a nice quiet start to your commute this morning. we are taking live look at your ride along 280. this is right near 87. you can see traffic is buzzing by in both directions. no delays, no reports of any accidents along that stretch. in fact, all of your south bay majors checking in problem- free. we do have some roadwork along 87 southbound. we are seeing a few slowdowns there. 880 this is just south of 238 and you can see those taillights making their way southbound, no signs of yellow or red yet still under 10 minutes making your way on down towards 84 there. san mateo bridge, looking a- okay in both directions. everyone is on their best
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driving behavior this morning and over along 680 this is a crash that happened overnight. no slowdowns. there may be activity but no slowdowns. we are tracking an overnight closure that caltrans has some lanes closed in fact both directions closed along highway 13 and that should be wrapped up here within the next 15 minutes or so. in the meantime they have a detour set up in place. eastshore freeway in the green make your way towards the toll plaza and your ride into san francisco starting to stack up in the cash lanes. but we are still in the green as far as our travel times so 10 minutes into san francisco. hat's a check of your traffic; over to you. thank you. 8 minutes before 5:00. a strange end to the search for a skier. he went missing in new york almost a week ago only to turn up here in california. ♪[ music ]
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good morning. 4:55. we are tracking an overturned vehicle along eastbound 4. the bypass 4 at laurel road and we are taking a live look near lone tree way. it looks like we can see some emergency crews heading to the scene so we'll keep a close eye on this. in the meantime, expect delays if you are heading in that direction. the family of a man shot and killed by a bart police officer is calling for charges in the shooting. [ screaming ] >> more than 100 people gathered at the west oakland bart station yesterday. they want officer joseph ma chew charged in the shooting death of charleen tindle. the shooting happened in january. tindle was fighting with another man at the time.
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police say officer ma shoe fired after tindle refused an order to drop the gun. but they claim the officer's body cam video proves otherwise. >> all i know is that the officer didn't [ indiscernible ] and they were fighting. they had their arms around each other so it's hard to know if he had a gun. they were grappling. >> last month, oakland police released this photo of a handgun recovered at the scene. tindle's family wants the body camera footage released, as well. bart has refused but is committed to a full independent investigation into what happened. a skier who went missing in new york nearly a week ago is found safe in northern california. but authorities are still trying to piece together how he got here. >> we were searching overnight and we have been searching until this moment for the individual. >> reporter: for the last six days a massive search at new york's white face mountain. officials say more than 140
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people spent a combined 7,000 hours searching the rugged mountain terrain calling in helicopters and search dogs to assist. 49-year-old constantinos filippidis disappeared. now six days later and across the country. >> he ended up in downtown sacramento specifically. >> reporter: according to the sacramento county sheriff's department filippidis called 911 from the airport. officers said he was dazed and confused and determined it was a medical issue. >> he said he had -- he was from -- he had been skiing in new york believed he had hit his head or had been hit in the head. >> reporter: but he told authorities he didn't fly here. >> he said that he was dropped off by a truck driver. >> reporter: deputies say filippidis was still wearing the same ski clothes he wore when he was reported missing but he had no obvious signs of trauma. >> he was adamant that he was
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not the victim of any crime. now, vallejo police officer shoot and killed a man last night. today that man's family is demanding answers. i'll have the details coming up.
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i'm michelle griego. and i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. good morning, it is wednesday, february 14th. happy valentine's day to all of you out there. i'm michelle griego. >> and i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. let's head outside this wednesday morning as the morning rush is about to start. on the left-hand side of your screen, you can see a gorgeous shot of coit tower through the night sky from our roof cam. 880 in oakland is moving smoothly. jaclyn giving us the thumbs up. [ laughter ] >> we'll keep our fingers crossed for everyone out there. >> i know, that changes like that. >> but it's the day of love. pppefully everyone will be

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