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i'm terry mcsweeney live in richard mond. the man gunned down at this mall last night tied to not just two but four murders. two bodies found this morning in vallejo. the story in a live report. >> here's a live look from sutro towers on a clear bay. fortunately we have high pressure. brings us poor air quality and high heat the next couple days. >> the road work just cleared off the upper deck of the bay bridge but plenty more out there. all the details coming up. >> it's 5:00 this wednesday, good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. we begin with breaking news out of the east bay. police have found the bodies of two murder victims in vallejo early today. those killings and at least two more maybe linked to a man who died in a shoot-out with the chp last night in richmond. that's where terry mcsweeney is right now, and that's where the shoot-out took place. terry? >> there was two bodies you mentioned found in vallejo this morning are two people who were
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missing, both tied to the murder suspect, the man gunned down out here at the pacific east mall here at richmond last night. in the car with him last night. after they shot him they went into his car and found another murder victim. take a look at some pictures from last night. this entire chase started in pleasant hill. chp officers were pursuing the murder suspect, and that would be efrin valdmaro. the chase began there, ended here. he was already wanted for the murder last friday of 73-year-old rich car dough sales killed in his home. a chp spokesman told us this morning about a new development. >> we believe inside the vehicle there's a possibility there's some type of explosive device that may be inside.
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we want to be cautious, take every precautionary measure to make sure nobody was hurt. >> the reason they think there may be explosives in the vehicle still out here in the parking lot in fronts of the pacific east mall is because they found explosives in the home where they found the two bodies this morning. so they went into a home in vallejo, found two bodies and explosives. put two and two together and field valdmaro may have explosives in his vehicle. they don't think the car is boobie trapped but think explosives may be in the car. they have the walnut creek bomb squad out here now, a number of agencies working on this story which goes from hercules to vallejo and then here to richmond. we'll have much more for you in half an hour here on abc 7 morning news. live in richmond, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> we'll continue to follow the breaking news story as you said. thanks a lot. it's 5:02. oakland police chief anthony bats and his command staff are holding a news conference to discuss key arrests made
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involving recent homicides and shootings in the city. officials say one of the cases involves a shooting last week on the 1300 block of broadway avenue that led to the death of a 27-year-old man. other cases include the killing of a hayward resident whose body was found on 89th avenue and a gang-related shooting early last month on 71st avenue. >> the marin county sheriff's department is responding to video abc 7 aired showing a man tased in his own home. 64-year-old peter mcfarlane had just been treated by paramedics after he injured himself falling down the steps leading to his home last june. two deputies and who showed up wanted to take him to a hospital but mcfarlane refused and that's when he was tased. watching the effect from a taser can be difficult and that action can also be influenced but using only small selected segments of a lengthier video that better depicts the complexity of the
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event in question. >> rejecting a bill that would have made carrying unloaded guns in public illegal. yesterday the assembly voted against the bill. the current state law allows people to carry a handgun or rifle in a holster if it's not loaded. the bill would have made it a misdemeanor to openly carry a gun in a public space. yesterday was the last day of the regular legislative session. >> governor schwarzenegger is urging leaders and the state assembly and senate to resume talks on a budget agreement. they both voted on competing spending plans and both failed to get the two-thirds majority needed for passage. it includes cuts to schools and slashes to welfare programs which is unacceptable. it includes tax increases which republicans vehemently oppose. the budget is now 63 days past due and iou's are just around the corner. >> apple is expected to unveil new versions of the i-pod touch and i-pod nano.
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they feel they'll introduce a less expensive system linking your tv to netflixes. it will be streamed live at 10 a.m. and david louie will be there blogging before, during and after the event. you can access his blog at that would be at the center for the arts so that area south of market could be kind of busy this morning. >> is steve jobs there? >> you think? >> possibly. 5:05 now. let's check the weather forecast. >> poor air quality unfortunately. good morning to you. mainly down in the south bay today and moving from the south bay into the east bay. so those two areas will have poor air quality tomorrow. a spare the air day not only today but also tomorrow. let's see how this day breaks down. we have sunshine at 8:00. hardly any clouds around. if they are they're mainly at the coast where it's 60 half moon bay bay. upper 50s to low 60s around the bay and inland valleys. by noon look how fast these
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temperatures warm. half moon bay 71. san francisco 78. low to mid-80s through the bay into the south bay. we'll have 81 san rafael with near 90 in santa rosa, napa, antioch and mid to upper 80s concord and livermore and 4:00 it will be even hotter with 73 half moon bay to 82 san francisco. mid to upper 80s throughout the bay. near 90 san jose but mid-90s napa, santa rosa, concord, livermore and near 100 in antioch and fairfield. and today's just the beginning. it will be even hotter tomorrow by about another 3 to 4 degrees. we'll drop about 6 degrees at the coast, about 4 degrees around the bay and inland for friday but still pretty hot inland. and then we'll drop about another 4 to 6 degrees on saturday and then about 8 degrees sunday and a couple more degrees on tuesday. so you can see once we start sliding over the holiday weekend we don't stop until we hit near 80 inland tuesday near the bay and upper 50s at the coast. good morning, megan. >> good morning. we're following road work in the
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south bay. starting off in san jose with a live look at 101 at the 880 overcrossing. no problems heading northbound on 101 out of morgan hill and up the peninsula but you will find road work southbound 101. the ramp to 880 is closed until 7:00 this morning. elsewhere in san jose, a live look at 280 at the 17 overcrossing. there's one car right there. no traffic. very light ride as you make your way through the downtown san jose area. we have road work in pleasanton and both directions of 580 right now. a couple of lanes are blocked at airway boulevard. that should be cleared by 6:00. moving at the limit through that area. eric, kristen. >> megan, thank you so much. it's 5:07. >> it will soon be easier to get your hands on amazon's kindle. the "moneyscope" report is next. >> kindergarten may be delayed for thousands of california children. still ahead, why they may be forced to wait another year to enter school. >> and first tunes then netflix.
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now amazon. up next why you may soon be inviting the online shopping site into your living room.
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you by mancini sleepworld. >> a live look on the embarcadero in san francisco. it is clear out there this morning and we are gonna sizzle in some places, a spare the air alert for some of us. we'll talk to mike about that and check with megan and see how traffic is moving this morning. so far on the embarcadero light. >> thousands of california kids would have to wait to start kindergarten on a bill passed by the senate now headed to the governor's desk. only children who turn five by september 1st will start in that school year. the current date is december 2nd. 100,000 children start kindergarten before they turn five. palo alto democratic domina say it would save the state $700 million a year. >> a poll out shows that many
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people believe the economy is still in trouble. of the thousand people surveyed over the past month, 89% rated the economy poor or not so good. 73% said the same about the climate for making purchases. and 65% said their personal finances were in rough shape. the overall consumer comfort index stands at minus 45. that's an improvement if you can believe that from earlier thissier but only 9 points above the all-time low. >> new numbers show americans are still reluctant to spend. mastercard's spending report says shoppers spent only slightly more in august compared to the month before. most of the increase was due to back-to-school shopping. online shopping was the only bright spot. it was up 7% from a year ago. economists say the good news is stores may offer deeper discounts with more financial news now, here's rod nelson.
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>> good morning. prices rose in june but prices are expected to drop now that popular government tax credit has expired. some experts are depriclines of to 20% in some markets. easier to get your hands on amazon's kindle before buying one. stappel staples will sell the device. shy labuff giving the most bang for the buck. that's your "moneyscope" report. 5:13 now. amazon is looking to add a subscription service for movies and tv shows. the company's talking with major media companies about offering a so-called all you can eat plan. it would feature mainly older movies and shows. amazon's already offering on demand movie rentals. amazon is struggling to stay relevant to consumers embracing
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apple's i-tunes store. >> today may be a good day to watch a movie indoors if you have a. c. in some places. >> you want to use it. if you have it. if not, tomorrow. >> the library. >> anything, yeah. >> we can hang out over there. >> i won't be there. >> thanks, buddy! turn on the grill, too. some steaks. do you have some in the freezer? >> yeah. but i can't let you get in. >> we'll talk later. >> sure. it's all in the outdoor refrigerator -- no, like i have one of those, too. no. creative way to stay cool. i like that guy. thank you very much at my expense. let's talk about how the clear air is going to lead to warmer temperatures this afternoon. low 50s santa rosa and napa. but no fog this morning. mid to upper 50s san rafael, san francisco, oakland, redwood city and livermore. check out half moon bay, 46 degrees. fairfield, concord, antioch mountain view and los gatos in
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the 60s. monterey bay clear sky and low to mid-50s sunshine and warm today and tomorrow. poor air quality today and tomorrow also and then the cooling weather just in time for the holiday weekend. here we're looking at an area of high pressure. notice how it's pushing up. that's taking all the storms away from us. that high pressure stagnates our air, allows the heat to build, doesn't allow it to vent into the central valley. no free air conditioning today thanks to the calmness of the air and also the fact there's a slight offshore breeze, also. near 90 in sunnyvale and milpitas. low to mid-90s through the rest of the south bay with san jose 92. on the peninsula, mid to upper 80s. going to get a little uncomfortable in the house this afternoon. mid-70s along the coast. daly city 75, sunset 76. downtown south san francisco, being conservative with low to mid-80s. something we'll keep an eye on.
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low to mid-90ss north bay valleys. your beaches will have low to mid-70s and sunshine. other than san leandro, hayward, berkeley and richmond should have low 90s east bay shore. those cities just mentioned, probably mid to upper 80s. east bay valleys, mid to upper 90s. brentwood will be near 100 today. we'll have mid-90s morgan hill, gilroy, hollister. mid to upper 80s no clouds in the monterey bay. tonight temperatures low to mid-60s. still a few 60s hang on around half moon bay, santa cruz, san francisco and into the north bay valleys. let's take a look at that accu-weather seven-day forecast. even hotter tomorrow. the heat will reach its climax on thursday and then the cooling will hit the coast on friday. you can see how it just drops our temperatures nearly 20 degrees everywhere by labor day. have a great day. here's megan. >> thanks, mike. good morning. only road work to slow you down right now.
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we're gonna start off with a live look at the san mateo bridge. traffic moving nicely here in both directions. headlights moving eastbound into hayward and a check of other bridges, the golden gate bridge where it is a beautiful ride making your way heading into san francisco from sausalito. now, we have some road work in oakland. it's eastbound 24. you'll find a couple lanes blocked from 580 and highway 13. that should be cleared by about 6:00 this morning. if you're taking mass transit, it's a good idea. it's a spare the air day. there are no delays. you can always go to for the latest traffic update. check out mike's blog to set up a couple tips how you can observe spare the air day. eric, kristen. >> megan, thank you very much. it's 5:17. >> how would your wife like this one? real men taking real trips to spend time with make believe girlfriends. doesn't make sense. >> and the targeted attack ad that has some wondering about
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meg whitman's strategy.
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a live look from emeryville towards the bridge. you see the traffic streaming along there. people coming into work on what's going to be a spare the air day. our suggestion is take mass transit if you can. cut down on the air pollution. we'll tell you how the traffic's going for those who must ride and how mass transit is running in a few minutes. getting around san francisco on a bike is a lot easier this morning. the city opened the first stretch of new bike lanes being constructed after a judge looked at an injunction two weeks ago. that injunction stalled the city's bike plans for four years. the new lanes run along both
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directions of north street near fishman's wharf. >> this is an incredibly important connection for people coming from the embarcadero and downtown going out to the marina and the golden gate bridge. we haven't had a good path through -- near fisherman's wharf and now we do. >> the lanes are the first of some 20 miles of bike lanes that will be added to san francisco streets over the next year. >> the annual love-alution could be forced to cancel due to safety concerns. the 7th annual event described it is a dance music parade and festival was to take place at the civic center where it was held the previous six years. a rash of violence associated with other entertainment events in the city this summer and a similar event in germany last month put it off limits at the civic center. organizers want it to occur next month in the parking lot at
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candlestick park. >> efforts to keep tahoe blue are working. u.c. dave's health report is filled with good news. phosphorus levels are at their lowest in three decades, a plan to kill a species of invasive clams appears to have been a success and runoff from three years ago has not affecteded the lake's clearing. while researchers are encouraged they point out there's a lot of room for improvement. >> the l.a. times looks at how meg whitman is targeting bay area voters with an ad attacking her rival jerry brown. a 30 second spot criticizes his record as oakland mayor blaming him for failing schools and a rising murder rate. it's unusual for a republican to spend time and energy on the democratic-leaning bay area but this shows how much money the former e-bay ceo has to fight the battle. >> more empowered patients are questioning their doctors'
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orders thanks to the internet making more information available, many patients are getting involved in making their own medical decisions like whether they need a specialist or expensive diagnostic tests. patient advocates say this movement could help rein in healthcare costs. >> the "wall street journal"ing has an interesting story out of japan where real men go to a hotel with virtual girlfriends. one losing honeymooner business has gotten creative. gamers flock to atommy because it's a setting about romance. they walk around local landmarks and hope their virtual juliets are not mad at them for not logging enough time playing the game. they win boyfriend power points by studying, exercising or conversing with their sweeties. get that? we posted a link to the complete articles, just look under the must-read tabs. all very interesting, right? >> i got it.
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but i don't get it. 5:24. still ahead -- still ahead, a judge makes a critical ruling on the future of the death penalty in california. plus the very latest on breaking news on what now appears to be a killing spree. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live in richmond. the bomb squad out here now as another wrinkle comes into play with regards to that killing spree that took place throughout the east bay. we'll have the very latest coming up in a live report. >> also ahead at 5:30, the proposal considered today that could dramatically change weekend bus service on a. c. transit. >> and we're still dealing with heat. let's head up to the northeast where we're in the mid-90s around d.c., new york and boston. dallas 97, phoenix 103 but still comfortable. as far as delays around our airport there are none but norms pushing through chicago, milwaukee and st. louis. !% anything does develop we'll
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also this morning berkeley police defends the decision to shoot and kill a mountain lion spotted roaming in a busy downtown neighborhood. >> check out the lack of clouds as we look from sutro tower. high pressure's back, takes away our free air conditioning and stagnates our air enough that we have poor air quality and hot temperatures the next couple days. >> good morning. the earlier road work has been cleared off the upper deck of the bay bridge. we'll have a complete traffic report in a few minutes. >> boxer and fiorina share a stage in their only debate in the u.s. senate race.
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breaking news out there. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with the bomb squad out in action right now in the cities of richmond and vallejo. it all stems from the discoveries of dead bodies and bombs after a shoot-out last night between a murder suspect and chp. terry mcsweeney is live in richmond with the latest breaking details. >> the chp is confirming that there are four scenes in vallejo that police are working right now and at one of those scenes two more bodies have been found. leslie brinkley is there. we're going to her live momentarily but first let's set the scene. the bomb squad still out here going through the car of the suspect in this case. they were looking for explosives because they found some at the house where they found the two dead bodies in vallejo. the latest word we have from chp sergeant cross is that there have been no explosives found in the vehicles out here. the suspect out here with himself shot and killed by chp
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officers last night, that suspect is 38-year-old efrin valmoro of hercules after a chase through four counties. that chase started in pleasant hill, ended here in richmond. he was chased in the first place because he was a suspect in the murder of a 73-year-old last friday. the chp spotted him in pleasant hill when the chase began after the stop here at the mall. chp officers shot and killed the armed valmoro. valmoro's girlfriend reportedly strangled. she was -- she had called police in hercules to report she had been kidnapped previously. this morning two more bodies found in vallejo. >> we're trying to determine if these are possibly the missing people, but that hasn't been confirmed yet. but there's a possibility they could be. >> and the latest out here is
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that the walnut creek police bomb squad is out here going over the car which is exactly where it was when valmoro ended his fleeing from the chp last night. and we are told that there are no explosives in this week. let's get back to the story in vallejo where two bodies have been found this morning. abc 7's leslie brinkley is there live. leslie, what can you tell us? >> well, there's a lot for police to peace together. obviously a lot of confusing angles to this story. what i can tell you from this street that i'm standing on is that two bodies were found in a house behind me by police on upland court. a detective told me they were the bodies of two women. what we don't know is if it was the bodies of the two women who have been reported missing for one week now in vallejo. they are -- they were reported missing again last wednesday. they're 63-year-old rita sallen
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and 60-year-old carol smart. police say a woman called them last night to say she had been kidnapped. her body was eventually found in the car in richmond and we do know that the suspect was driving a car over the weekend, and that was an escalade that belonged to someone who lives at this house. so there's connections between this vallejo house certainly and the suspect, but the details of that still aren't let out. police are continuing their investigation here at the scene. again, two women's bodies found at this house. and what police told me here were some weird circumstances. a lot of weirdness, they said. no positive i.d. yet on the body. explosives were found, traces at least, found here at the house. there are still police here at the scene checking things out and they are preparing for a press conference we understand sometime this morning. we'll keep you updated on all
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this. i'm leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. more surgeries are scheduled this week for fremont police officer todd young who was critically wounded last week while trying to arrest a gang member. andrew barrientos was charged yesterday with attempted murder. police arrested him saturday near the mexican border. barrientos says he didn't know the person he shot was a police officer. officer young was in plainclothes when he and another officer tried to arrest the suspect on a warrant last week in east oakland. blood donations for officer young continue to pour in. another emergency blood drive will be held this afternoon at santa clara high school where he graduated in 1989. the community is asked to donate between 2:15 and 6 p.m. >> today the california attorney general's office will file an appeal to have a stay lifted on state executions. yesterday superior court judge adams extended it indefinitely.
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the state says it has adopted new procedures and built a new death chamber at san quentin and should be allowed to resume executions. they've been on hold more than four years. >> tonight democratic senator barbara boxer and her challenger carly fiorina will face off in their first and only scheduled debate. it starts at 7:00 tonight at saint marry's college. the two can't are at a virtual dead heat. boxer with a slide lead, 45 to 44% of likely voters. experts say the election will ultimately be decided by the candidate who's able to win over the state's independent voters. >> berkeley police say they had no choice but to kill a mountain lion yesterday morning. the adult female cougar was in downtown berkeley in an area full of restaurants and businesses. the mountain lion was first spotted near cedar at around 2
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a.m.. it bounded over fences, ran through a church playground and jumped through backyards until police shot and killed it. police in berkeley are not armed with tranquilizer guns. they said it was too risky to let the animal roam. >> they allowed me to look at the animal which was quite large. approximately 4.5 to 5 feet long. it was a big animal. >> people next-door and people down the street. a number of people getting out late. >> the department of fish and game says it was an extremely rare occurrence and there's not much concern that a mountain lion will visit downtown berkeley again anytime soon. >> a. c. transit's board of directors is set to consider a proposal today that would cut weekend bus service nearly in half. in addition to reducing the weekend service, the district's plan also calls for cutting several overnight lines, outsourcing paratransit services for seniors and disabled riders
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and reducing the hours of operation on all lines. a. c. transit says a judge's recent ruling are saying they return to old work rules is costing them $1.5 million a month and the agency is facing a $56 million deficit. >> if you can take transit, a good idea, this being a rare spare the air day this summer. >> today and tomorrow, mike? >> absolutely. our third and fourth of the year. trying to make up ground considering it's been so quiet for the early parts of the summer. welcome to september 1st. gonna be hot today! yeah. after we kind of put the unofficial ends of summer behind us yesterday. let's look at santa clara valley. that's where we have the pore air quality today. you'll have it again tomorrow with the inland areas of the east bay. let's watch how rapidly temperatures warm. near 60, 8:00. santa rosa napa in the low 50s. by noon we're already in the mid to upper 80s in the east bay valleys. 91 napa andsanta rosa.
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81 san rafael. low to mid-80s around the bay into san jose and 78 san francisco. by 4:00 we're 82 in san francisco with mid to upper 80s throughout the bay down to san jose about 90. we'll have mid to upper 90s in the east bay valleys, mid-90s in the north bay valleys and 73 half moon bay. today is the first day of the heat. let's take a look at your accu-weather seven-day forecast. you can see even more tomorrow as thursday will be the hottest day in this forecast cycle. we'll have some cooling hit the coast in parts of the bay on friday and slowly migrate to the east. so by mondays, labor day, we'll have temperatures nearly 15 to 20 degrees cooler than today and tomorrow. good morning, megan. anything we need to know about this morning? >> if you're commuting through the south bay, there's road work in san jose you wanna be on the lookout for. here's a live look in san jose. this is 101 at the 880 overcrossing. no problems now heading northbound out of morgan hill and up the peninsula. but there is road work from
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southbound 101, the ramp to 880 is closed until 7:00 this morning. also in san jose, a live look at 280 at the 17 overcrossing. traffic moving nicely here heading northbound through the downtown san jose area. if you're commuting through contra costa county, a live look at walnut creek. this is 680. taillights moving southbound. no problems making your way into the san ramon valley. eric, kristen. >> it's 5:38. >> still ahead on the abc 7 morning news, san jose firefighters accuse city leaders of not being up front with residents about the impact of fire cuts. >> a conservative legal group tries to drag governor schwarzenegger and jerry brown, the attototototototototototototo
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. good morning. it's 5:41 on this wednesday. a live look at san francisco international airport. a fine start there. you can see no clouds so likely no delays this morning. that would be weather-related. we do have a spare the air alert, especially for santa clara valley where the air is expected to be not so healthy today. so we'll tell you more about that, take a look at our hot temperatures and pull megan in to talk about traffic as well coming up. >> opponents of same sex marriage are trying to force governor schwarzenegger and attorney general jerry brown to defend proposition 8. the pacific justice institute
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has filed a petition in federal court in sacramento for an emergency order to would require both men to appeal a ruling that would overturn the voter approved ban on same sex marriage. the governor and brown say they don't intend to support prop 8. as constitutional officers, neither the governor nor the attorney general have the discretion to defend only laws they agree with. >> san jose firefighters are accusing city hall of misleading the public about the impact of budget cuts on response times. the union says the man who designed the city's new so-called dynamic deployment computer system which moves fire crews around to cover gaps created by recent layoffs warned the city manager that the idea was unproven. the union is blaming that system for slow response to two fires last week. >> the first responding units responded from areas of the city i have never heard of in my 20 years. long, long response times. >> i don't think anybody believes that you can do the same amount of work with 49
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fewer firefighters. and no one's ever made that claim. we just have to distribute our resources around more effectively and that's why we're doing dynamic employment. >> san jose let 49 firefighters go when the union balked at taking a nearly 9% pay cut to help balance the budget. >> 5:43 now. apple goes hi-def with its i-touch. the bloomberg business report straight ahead. >> they look like cops and even carry guns but they're not. still ahead, the liability concerns threatening to retire a 150-year-old program. >> from a beach house to the white house, people all along the east coast are getting read
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we're warming through the central valley, upper 90s in sacramento, fresno to near 100 chico, yosemite and palm springs. sunshine and 86 around l.a., 76 san diego, 77 tahoe. >> mike, thanks a lot. it's 5:47. >> taking a look at the top story we're following this morning. breaking news, developments in the east bay. right now investigators are looking to see if the discovery of four bodies is connected to a murder and kidnapping suspect. two of the bodies were found this morning in vallejo. the suspect was killed in a shoot-out with the chp last night in richmond. also right now the bomb squad is out in action in richmond and vallejo. we'll have live team coverage with terry mcsweeney and leslie brinkley coming up in our next hour. >> today the u.s. will mark the transition to the final phase of the iraq war. vice president joe biden and defense secretary robert gates are in baghdad to preside over a military change of command later today.
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they shift the focus of 50,000 american troops from combat operations to prepare iraqi forces to protect the country on their own. president obama says the u.s. has met its responsibility in iraq and it was time to turn the page. >> hurricane earl has weakened to a category 3 storm. the storm has threatened the labor day holiday for vacationers. an evacuation for residents in north carolina. >> this is hurricane earl viewed from more than 200 miles above the earth just downgraded this morning from a category 4 to a category 3 hurricane. and this is the worry along the east coast. >> getting ready for the big one. >> the national hurricane center says it's been 20 years since a hurricane this big threatened so much of the eastern seaboard. already to north carolina and now extending to virginia. officials say prepare evacuation
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plans. >> it's going to be too close to the coast not to be ready to go. >> always left. when they said it was coming, i left. >> the glancing blow to several small caribbean islands left plenty of damage, although no reports of injury. it is preparations from the carolinas to new england. this morning president obama will participate in a call with fema about hurricane preparations. as earl continues to look as if those preparations will be needed. emily schmidt, abc news. >> 5:49. mike, you're busy checking out the computers looking at the latest on hurricane earl. >> yes. let's look at the graphics and show you what's going on as far as earl. a category 3 storm. out of the northwest about 16 mph. still looks like it's going to skirt the east coast coming closest to cape hatteras and also to the cape around massachusetts and heading up towards nova scotia. to deviate 100 miles to west,
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flooding rains there in virginia and possibly new england. for now looking at mainly riptides and dangerous surf along the east coast. at home we have a clear sky this morning. and because of that we're going to have some warm weather this afternoon. we definitely have an offshore breeze developing and that's why we're seeing some of the clear skies right now and also temperatures that are running in the 50s and 60s. let me go over here and try to kick start the computer. it seems to be hung up on that hurricane graphic. thank you very much. let's see if we can go back to the computer and show you the temperatures outside. nice job, buddy, appreciate. that's scott wallace, our director for this hour. 63 fremont, mountain view, san jose. 68 los gatos. by contrast half moon bay about 46 degrees. low to mid-50s with a clear sky
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monterey bay and inland. sunny and warm not only today and tomorrow. going to need the air conditioner and try to find somewhere to stay where it will be comfortable and with some clean air because we'll have poor air quality the next two days. clearing through the labored weekend. our 24 hour temperature change. redwood city jumps 3 degrees, san jose 6, concord 9 with santa rosa and san francisco jump 10 degrees. notice everybody in the 80s and 90s even getting near 100 in the east bay valleys. all due to the offshore wind. plenty of sunshine for your lunch hour. look at these 70s at the coast, 80s and 90s around the bay with 90s to near 100 in our valleys. we get another 100 in brentwood. temperatures in the low 90s around union city, fremont, newark, hercules. mid to upper 80s the rest of the east bay shore. sunnyvale and milpitas, close at 89. mid to upper 80s throughout the
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sunny peninsula, mid-70s along the coast. sausalito in the low to mid-80s. low to mid-90s through the north bay valleys and 76 monterey but 10 degrees warmer for the rest of the monterey bay. inland mid to upper 90s. temperatures peak tomorrow, about 4 or 5 degrees warmer than today. you can see the cooling at the coast on friday. hits the bay on saturdays. hits inland areas on sunday and by monday and tuesday all of us 15 to 20 degrees cooler as we round out the holiday weekend. >> good morning. if you're getting ready to leave the house you should have a nice commute awaiting you this first day of september. starting with the east shore freeway. a live look heading right through the berkeley area. headlights moving westbound. right now the drive time from the carquinez bridge to the maze about 20 minutes. once you do reach the bay bridge toll plaza, you'll find no delays making your way through the tolls and heading right on into san francisco. a check of other spots for your wednesday morning commute,
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westbound four making your way out of antioch into concord. no slowing, only 17 minutes from lone tree way to 242. westbound through the altamont pass, 21 minutes from 205 to 680. today a spare the air day. for the latest traffic updates, go to and click on the traffic link under abc 7 extras. eric, kristen. >> megan, thanks a lot. it's 5:53. >> apple and amazon want more of our entertainment time and probably your money, too. >> here's courtney. >> an entertaining day. apple and tv makers scrambling to get us to tune in. apple may unveil a tv box that's going to improve programming for netflix. a revamped i-tune that would rent shows for fox and abc. meantime approaching media companies, including time
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warner with plans to start an online video service. and panasonic not selling as many 3-d televisions as hoped and blaming big price cuts on samsung. electronic arts introducing a free madden nfl football game on and going to let users create their own team from a roster of hundreds of players. we could see the worst august in 28 years but pretty flat close for stocks. recession worries in the biggest august losses since 2001. in the meantime lehman brothers former ceo testifying before a financial crisis commission in washington and say regulators relied on flawed information when they decided not to save his former company. and citi, problems. trying to rebuild business and getting rid of those annoying minimum balance requirements for basic checking accounts. i'm courtney donahue with the
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business report. >> the san francisco police commission tonight will consider a new call to end a 150-year-old tradition for private security in the city. they wear similar uniforms to city police but they're not cops. city officials worry the appearance of these patrol specialists is confusing and a liability. the control office had a consultant group in boston. in their report they recommended to change the city's charter and eliminate them. >> they operate under a section of the city charter, but what they are really is security guards. >> like a hit in the gut. all the people that i know, people who i take care of think it's unfair. >> i think it's out of touch with our reality and our needs here. we need more of these neighborhood police, not less. >> supervisor says he wants to hold a public hearing so people can have their say on the issue.
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>> california will not have a statewide plastic bag ban, at least not now. state lawmakers have rejected a bill trying to ban plastic bags. they went way short in the senate last night. the plastic bag labor industry called it a job killer. supporters argued the 19 billion bags that californians use each year harm the environment. though there won't be a state ban, several cities already say no to plastic bags including san francisco. >> a tsunami warning is going out across san mateo county later today but don't worry, it's all a drill. (siren) >> the sheriff's office of emergency services along with pacifica and half moon bay officials will test eight tsunami sirens today at 10 a.m.. people in pacifica may hear the sirens in different areas. they may also be heard in the communities at princeton,
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miramar and half moon bay. >> it is 5:56. just ahead on abc 7 news, the gap that could land you a new job today. >> plus what will they do? apple prepares to roll out its newest products. why it could be all about tv and music. >> terry mcsweeney live in richmond where it appears the man gunned down by the chp here in richmond last night is now responsible for a third and a fourth murder with the discovery of two bodies in vallejo. we'll hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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