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the president weighing in. the story's on the way. >> 75 silicon valley ceo's sign a letter urging the major league baseball letting the a's move to san jose. >> a few clouds, maybe a little drizzle, higher elevations santa cruz, mountains. otherwise a dry, cooler start. warmer weather on the way for the weekend. >> you certainly don't need to use your wipers this morning heading into san francisco. that's a nice change. no delays at the bridge toll plaza. >> and in oakland, freeway exit turns into a wrecking yard after a dump truck comes speeding out of control. 13 cars were damaged and five people hurt. >> hopefully a better morning. 5:00. thanks for joining us on this thursday. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. president obama is calling on a florida minister to call off his plan to burn copies of the karan on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. in an exclusive interview airing later this morning on "good morning america," the president
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calls a recruitment bonanza for al-queda. the state department is ordering u.s. embassies to assess security in case of anti-american violence and a muslim leader is offering to diffuse the situation. >> i said i'll stand with you. i will talk. i will defend you as my neighbor. >> we are not convinced that backing down is right thing. >> imagine a pastor so egotistical he would sacrifice the lives of initialnaries and soldiers to go forward. >> officials urge reverend terry jones to cancel the karan burning. welcome news to many local muslim leaders. terry mcsweeney joins us now with more how local leaders are responding. >> yeah, local religious leaders calling on the reverend jones to not burn the karan but local
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muslims a bit shaken by this incident. leaders of faith groups got together in palo alto to urge peace and tolerance. one even had a suggestion that might have been successful had it been brought up a couple weeks ago that the world ignore the karan burning. too late for that. the scheduled event brought back the topic of islamic phobia and that puts muslims on edge before hillary clinton and david petraeus strongly and publicly denounced the book burning. >> two days ago before all these statements surfaced, we were all very scared, very nervous. it was very uncertain. >> those guys are digging in their heels. the reverend jones has no intention of backing down. local organizations say they have no intention backing down either and vowing to increase their show of solidarity. the reverend jones says besides death threats, he also got a lot of encouragement.
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>> now 5:02. arson investigators called to the scene of an early morning fire at an apartment complex at 60th street and mlk in oakland. the fire was knocked down quickly. the fire is very suspicion because the same apartment building burned yesterday afternoon. nobody was injured in either fire. five people walked away with only minor injuries after the brakes on a dump truck apparently failed just before plowing into 13 other vehicles in oakland. the driver told investigators he couldn't stop his truck while exiting from eastbound 580 on the grand avenue off-ramp at mcarthur boulevard. the truck crushed a car and shoved it into other vehicles. the driver expressed his regrets after what happened. >> i could get ahold of the people that got hurt and at least say i can say sorry, something. anything, you know. i didn't do it on purpose, you know. but that ruined their day big-time, you know. >> i think that everybody's
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really lucky. i think we're fortunate there was nobody in the backseat of the honda or in some of the other cars. i think we were very lucky. >> the truck driver didn't want to give his last name. he's been on the job ten years. authorities haven't revealed his driving record yet. >> highway deaths have fallen to their lowest levels across america in six decades. more than 33,000 people died on america's roads last year. the transportation department points out that represents a little more than 9.5% reduction from 2008. the rate of deaths per 100 million miles driven also fell last year. safety experts credit more people wearing their seat belts, cars with better safety features and keeping drunk drivers off the road with saving those lives. >> 5:05. the california supreme court is refusing to order governor schwarzenegger or attorney general jerry brown to defend proposition 8. prop 8 supporters are appealing the ruling striking down the
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measure. both schwarzenegger and brown have refused to back the appeal. the high court did not give a reason for turning down the supporters' request. plans to build an elevated tram to connect bart to the airport is a step closer to construction. the metropolitan transportation commission will allocate $20 million to help build the controversial connector. state and federal agencies are expected to approve the additional $500 million for the project. critics say the tram system is too costly. they're pushing a modified version of the bus system currently in place. >> san francisco international airport has cut a deal with bart to roll back a fare hike for employees. they protested bart's decision to add a c to passengers using the airport station in millbrae. it helped workers by operating a free shuttle bus from the station. the san francisco examiner reports in exchange for dropping the fee for employees, bart will be able to put up advertising at the airport station and pay monthly installments on a $2.5
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million annual rent to the airport instead of all at once. >> 75 silicon valley ceo's have stepped up to the plate and signed a letter urging major league baseball to let the oakland a's move to san jose. our media partner reports the letter claims a ballpark in downtown san jose will attract more corporate sponsors for the a's than any other bay area location can. a's face a hurdle because the giants still own the territorial rights to santa clara county. it includes the ceo's of cisco systems, yeah and e-bay. >> today a group of underprivileged kids in contra costa county will get free school supplies. k to college buys supplies for many low income kids but other kids who don't qualify for other
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school programs lack the basics like notebooks, pencils and crayons. they hope to get private donations to help those kids. >> it's 5:07 this thursday morning. a check on the forecast, find out where we are, if it's as cool as yesterday. >> or damp, that drizzle. my goodness, mike. >> impressive rainfall totals along the coast in san francisco. i'm going to put those in my blog in the next 5 to 10 minutes. the temperatures yesterday compared to average. for today, yeah, going to be warmer in most areas. san jose's one of the exceptions. about a degree cooler. a degree warmer in san francisco, two oakland. santa rosa, fremont and concord. temperatures still below average by 5 or 6 degrees. this morning mostly cloudy. temperatures upper 40s santa rosa and napa with 50 degree temperatures in the rest of our neighborhoods. by noon we'll see a real increase in the sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper
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50s from half moon bay to san francisco. low it mid-60s throughout the bay and inland the south bay, east bay and north bay upper 60s. won't be nearly as breezy by 4:00 this afternoon and a little sunnier as temperatures reach the mid to upper 60s around the bay to near 70 in the south bay and low to mid-70s in the north and east bay valleys. about 57 in half moon bay. warm weather on the way. maybe a little above average, especially inland over the weekend where we'll hit the mid-80s, 70s around the bay and afternoon sunshine. a pretty quiet forecast. let's find out if there's anything we need to know trafficwise. >> there's emergency road work going on through oakland. southbound 880 approaching 23rd. the three right lanes might be blocked as late as 5:30 this morning. they thought it would be cleared at 5:00 but now they're saying another 30 minutes. our speed sensors still looking good. if you want to take 880, you'll still be okay. 580 is an alternate. if you're heading out of half
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moon bay and heading up northbound 280, the connection ramp from eastbound 92 to north 280 is closed until 7:00 this morning. so an easy detour would be skyline on to bunk car hill and that will get you to 280. go outside and show you a live shot of the san mateo bridge elsewhere. no accidents to slow you down. eric, kristen. >> frances, thanks a lot. it's 5:09. >> still ahead on the abc 7 morning news, the surprising impact of the healthcare reform law on healthcare costs. >> also speedier searches. google claims you can have results before you even finish typing your search phrase. >> if you checked your pants size lately? up next why men's pants may be a now i can stop pain from any angle-- with no mess. (announcer) new icy hot spray. relief that's icy to dull pain, hot to relax it away.
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as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. good thursday morning. a live look at folks in san jose driving on 101 there to work and it's a smooth commute right now. a lot of people on the road already. we don't have the windshield
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wipers going there morning as that heavy drizzle we had yesterday is gone. >> govern schwarzenegger leaves on a trade mission to china. including executives from marvel technology from santa clara. the governor toured the semiconductor company yesterday. he says california increased exports by $25 billion in 2003 but more needs to be done. >> we must keep pushing forward. we never should just sit back and enjoy and rest on our laurels. no, we should always keep pushing because there's much more out there, many more markers it is many more opportunities we can seize. >> the governor will make a pitch for the bay area to host a world expo in 2020. the event formerly known as the world's fair is in shanghai. it takes place every five years. >> google thinks it can read your mind. google instant, the new feature trying to predict what you want
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to search by filling in the rest of the word before you're even done typing. it can save you up to 5 seconds a search. >> i'm embarrassed to admit a phrase i was toying with, want to make google the third half of your brain. in a conversation the other day. but i am also astounded by the rate of innovation and user interfaces. >> advocates are already complaining about google's plans to block instant sites that are deemed pornographic, hateful. worried they're biassed to brands that advertise with google. >> the nation's healthcare costs will go up slightly, not down, as a result of president obama's sweeping overhaul. the report says the average annual growth in healthcare spending is expected to be just under $300 higher through 2019. that's when americans will spend
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an average of more than $13,600 a year. however, healthcare coverage will be expanded to cover 19% of all eligible americans. >> a new study says there's not too much that can be done to help pregnant women with morning sickness. about half of pregnant women experience sickness and vomiting in their first trimester. treatments like acupuncture and anti-vomiting drugs appear to have only mild benefits. the study concluded there are no treatments proven safe and effective to relief the discomfort. >> gentlemen, a question for you: are your trousers lying to you? an investigation by esquire magazine finds an overabundance of vanity sizing pants that may say they are 36 inch in the waist but are not. haguer and gap are both selling 36 inch pants that are actually 39 inches. a pair of 36 inch dockers are
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39.5. the worst offender, old navy where a 36 inch waste is really 41 inches wide. i thought i was getting skinny. if you've been congratulating yourself that you wear the same size pants as those you wore in high school, think again. >> we women are familiar with that, vanity advertising. the size 2 is really a size 6. >> my skinny jeans are not really skinny. >> no. sorry to break it to you. >> oh, well. how about a look at the weather forecast, mike. >> got some carrots and celery if you want. >> your skinny jeans ain't skinny either. >> no, no. i think post-swimmer syndrome. that's when you gain a lot of weight after swimming because you can't eat like you used to be able to, about 50 pounds ago. yeah! hello! show you what's going on. (laughter) >> brutal. >> it is. happens to a lot of people. once you stop competitive swimming. i don't look like i used to,
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that's for sure. 5:17 this morning. let's take a look, show you with a is going on. it's all muscle. looking at clouds across downtown san francisco. and no real drizzle. >> that's what you're talking about. >> let's take a look outside as far as temperatures go, santa rosa, napa in the upper 40s. low to mid-50s santa rosa, san francisco, redwood city and mid to upper 50s for the rest of us. around the monterey bay, mainly cloudy and temperatures also in the mid to upper 50s. all right. relaxes breezes today. not only is it going to be warmer but feels warmer because we don't have that crisp breeze and gray clouds, not nearly as many hanging over us. still cool by average standards. partly cloudy, cool and dry tonight. i don't think we'll have to worry about anymore drizzle. warmer tomorrow and steady through the weekend. let's take a look at your satellite and radar. you see the low and cold front pulling away. behind it we still have the cool air locked in.
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about a two-day event. we're on the back side of it. jet stream pretty progressive. a huge ridge, big trough we're in, moves to the east rather rapidly starting tomorrow. that's when we see our biggest jump in temperatures from day-to-day. low to mid-70s the south bay, los gatos 73. on the peninsula a lot of 60s. maybe 70 menlo park and los gatos. along the coast temperatures upper 50s to near 60 in the sunset. downtown south san francisco, sausalito, san rafael mid to upper 60s with low to mid-70s the north bay valleys to ukiah. sunshine at your beaches. notice fremont, the lone holdout. everybody else mid to upper 60s. partly cloudy conditions inland with temperatures in the low to mid-70s until you get to brentwood. we'll be about 77 degrees. morgan hill, gilroy only cracking 70. otherwise hollister 67, drop to
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66 santa cruz, possibly 59 caramel. notice the lack of clouds around some areas tonight like the north bay valleys where we have mid-40s in santa rosa, upper 40s napa, 51 san rafael. east bay valleys, partly cloudy and mid to upper 50s. we'll have a few clouds around the bay itself and out to the coast with mid-50s. your accu-weather seven-day forecast. see the biggest jump tomorrow as we transition from this cool air mass, one that's a little closer to average. jump 4 to 8 degrees and jump a couple more degrees starting saturday. from saturday all the way through tuesday. mid-80s inland, mid-70s around the bay, low 60s at the coast. have a great day. here's frances. >> good morning, everyone. in terms of traffic it's nice out there. nothing to worry about as you get ready for work. here's a live shot of 101 in san rafael. headlights move southbound. drive time from novato to golden gate bridge. check out the live shot from the golden gate bridge. very light into san francisco. no trouble from marin county
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commuters. toll plaza delay free at this point. sometimes we see a little more traffic just before 5:00 when the tolls go up. in the south bay we'll show you another live shot. this is 280 and 17 interchange. 280 looking great all the way up the peninsula. no accidents, no major problems in the south bay or peninsula as well. get the latest traffic by going to our website, abc7news.com. the bay area traffic link is under abc 7 extras. eric, kristen. >> frances, thank you very much. our time now 5:20. >> up next israel moves back the hour hand and turns daylight savings time into a religious controversy. >> on the move. why one of san francisco's most popular festivals may be forced to hit the street.
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good morning. it's 5:23. san francisco's annual north beach is so popular, talking about the festival, organizers may have to move it off the grass of washington square park next june. the san francisco examiner reports the event may have to be relocated to the north bound lanes of columbus avenue that run the park. people have complained the large crowds negatively impact the grass and plants of the park. fees for using the park have gone up from $2,000 in 2008 to $23,000 this year because of the care the park requires. >> starting today, tourists from 36 countries will be required to pay an additional $14 to enter the u.s. the purpose of the fee is to fund the promotion of the united states as a tourist destination. the tax was created after numbers showed fewer overseas visitors coming to the u.s. despite increases in international travel overall. >> china is considering relaxes its draconian one-child policy.
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they will allow a second baby if one spouse is an only child. big cities like shanghai and beijing will follow suit. for three decades chinese have only been allowed one child. violators face a fine. parents abort or abandon girls. >> daylights savings time a religious battle. they switch close for. turning the clocks back mean people can get an extra hour of sleep and one hour less for fasting. thousands of israelis are protesting, vowing to ignore the time change. one lawmaker has a bill to extend daylights savings time to the last sunday of october.
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that would put israel in line with europe and the u.s. >> a court weighs in on whether a local company can be sued over secret c.i.a. flights involving terrorism suspects. that story just ahead. >> emotions running high in the bay area and around the world with the plan karan burning in florida just two days away and now the man planning the protest on 9/11 is being compared to the man who masterminded 9/11. the president talking about it this morning. >> chain reaction. coming up next, an out of control dump truck smashes into more than a dozen vehicles. what the driver says went wrong. >> leaving us and heading to seattle, portland, chicago, even the northeast dress for fall. heading to the south, summer still holding on with 90 degree temperatures from atlanta to phoenix. no delays but the rain from hermean left over heading to st. louis. we'll hahahahahahahahahahahahah%
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the bay area responds to the planned karan burning in florida. a local religious group weighing in. local muslims damage to the american image be repaired. the president weighing in talking about angels. >> the headlines, crumbled cars and twisted metal. an out of control dump truck turns a off-ramp into a wrecking yard. >> clouds around the bay area but not like yesterday. no drizzle to worry about. cooler this morning and warmer this afternoon. we'll talk about how things are going to change into the weekend. >> live shot, bay bridge toll plaza. just a minor wait. a much easier start for your commute this morning so take your time heading to work right now. >> a man is shot to death in oakland with his own gun. police say he had just pulled the weapon to shoot it at another man. good morning, everyone. >> good morning.
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5:29. u.s. 'em basis around the world are waiting for possible anti-american violence. a pastor's insistence on burning the muslim holy book on saturday, the 9th anniversary of the september 11 attacks. terry, you have a national and local action. >> president obama is speaking out calling on the reverend terry jones to call off the planned burning of 200 copies of the karan on saturday, the 9th anniversary of 9/11. muslims pleased to hear comments such as the president's even though the reverend jones doesn't seem to be listening. >> i hope he listens to those better angels and understands that this is a destructive act that he's engaging in. >> while u.s. officials denounce the scheduled karan burning from afar, a muslim leader took his concerns directly to the reverend jones. >> and i said i'll stand with you. i will talk to the world. i will defend you as my
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neighbor. >> we are not convinced that backing down is the right thing. >> imagine the pastor that is so egotistical that he will sacrifice the lives of initi >> we want to be judged by who we are as a nation, not something owe arbor racialnal. >> here in the bay area, just hearing u.s. official make those pleas is comforting to some muslims who feel isolated. >> we were all very scared, very nervous. it was very uncertain. >> link tv in san francisco
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broadcast arab and muslim news reports focusing on the karan burning as well as the debate of the ground zero mosque in new york. >> the report has a big question. and the question is about questioning the islamic phobia in the united states. >> one questioning the man at the center of the protest with the master mind of 9/11. >> i think mr. terry jones, he's dividi dividing. >> most religious groups here in the bay area saying they're going to go forward with a message of peace but not going to back down. they're going to keep this going all the way to saturday when the planned turning is scheduled. eric? >> thank you. police are investigating an overnight homicide in east oakland where the victim was killed with his own gun. it happened after 10:00 last night when a group of men were eating at a taco truck parked at a lot at 4th avenue and
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international boulevard. -- 44th and international boulevard rather. another group of men drove up. there was some kind of dispute. one of the men who had been eating took out his gun and fired it. there was then a scuffle. someone grabbed the gun from him and shot him dead. both groups then fled the scene a vallejo man free on bail. a judge reduced bail for risen house from $2 million to $25,000 yesterday. police arrested him last week after the bodies of his wife and another woman were found at his home. police charged rittenhouse with possession of explosives and bomb-making chemicals found at the house. prosecutors are trying to determine his involvement, if any, in the debts of the two women. police believe they and another man were killed in a murder spree committed by 38-year-old valdemoro. he was shot and killed by highway patrol after a high-speed chase. the search for a fifth victim has turned up nothing so far at
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a pittsburg landfill. >> people feel pretty lucky after a dump truck slammed into their parked cars in oakland. the brakes failed to work as he exited interstate 580 and mcarthur boulevard and grand avenue. five people needed treatment for minor injuries. the impact shook the nerves of many drivers including a 17-year-old girl whose mother rushed to the scene and hugged her. >> that she's not hurt. hugged her so tightly before and used the word miracle. >> the whole way down, all a i can say, oh god. >> the truck driver did not want to reveal his last name. please haven't released his driving record. he's been on the job about ten years. >> a federal appeals court in san francisco dismissed a lawsuit by five men who claimed they were tortured in overseas prisons. involved in the suit against
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jefferson data plan aviation company, a subsidiary of boeing. the court ruled the suit would endanger national security secrets. the men including one held at quantanamo claim they were kidnapped by the c.i.a. and flown to secret prisons. >> jefferson was accused of helping in logistics in setting up the flights around the world. that's part of the suit as well. let's check with mike for a look at the weather forecast. >> much drier this morning and a little more clearing but we still have some rain and drizzle we'll talk about. how about that. up on mount diablo. so the highest elevations where the clouds are bumping into the mountains where we're seeing the rain. for the rest of us, pretty dry out there but it is definitely cooler than yesterday. look at the 40s. los gatos, novato, napa, santa rosa. the rest of us the 50s. these temperatures anywhere from 2 degrees cooler like oakland
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and livermore, 13 in novato and 11 santa rosa. this compared to yesterday morning. a light jacket may be possible for your wardrobe. temperatures today, the clock under mostly cloudy skies. we'll see gradual increase in sunshine and a gradual decrease in the winds this afternoon. not only will it look warmer, it will also feel warmer this afternoon. mid to upper 50s half moon bay, san francisco. low to mid-60s around the bay and upper 60s inland for lunchtime temperatures. by noon inland, 7 degree temperatures. mid to upper 60s around the bay and 57 half moon bay. accu-weather seven-day forecast, our biggest jump in temperatures will be tomorrow. warm 4 degrees from the coast to inland areas and a couple more degrees of warmth for start and temperatures hold steady through tuesday. >> looking forward to the warmer weather. road work going on and most of the road work usually clears by 5:00 this morning but this one will be out there until 7:00.
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look out for this heading out half moon bay to san mateo. east closed until that time. consider bunk car hill northbound 280. let's check out a live camera shot. you notice a lot of green on the map. a live shot of the san mateo bridge. right now 14 minutes across and everything open through hayward between the 92 and 880 corrector. eric, kristen. >> frances, thank you very much. it's 5:37. >> a peninsula community proposes to fingerprint everyone who applies for a city job. still ahead, the exceptions that are raising some questions. >> also a bay area family is about to be forced out of their home of ten years. why city hall says it's seizing the property. >> san jose says it wants to host the next tour of california. up next, why it wants to be at the end of the line.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. 5:40 on this thursday. san mateo is using eminent domain to force a family out of a home they've lived in about 15 years now. the city needs the property the house sits on to expand its busiest fire station. the city council moved to seize the property after the owner
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rejected a $975,000 offer. a family of 15 has rented that home for the last ten years. even though the city will compensate them to relocate, the family says it has no idea where it will go. san mateo says the 40-year-old fire station will be turn torn down and rebuilt. >> if you get a job with mountain view, you have to get fingerprinted. the city voted to require it for all new hires to be sure they're not leaving off criminal history but the rule exemptings the elected council members. it was argued they should be fingerprinted but they lost out. other bay area cities fingerprint including san jose, sunnyvale and santa clara. >> the biggest cycling event, the an general tour of california but own if they cross the finish ryan in the capital of the silicon valley. the san jose mercury news reports san jose will only accept a stage finish for next year's race planned for may. san jose is the only city that
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has hosted some part of the race in each of its five years so far. stages have started the last two years in san jose. >> it's 5:42. kfc tries to provide the colonel. >> no leads in the murder of a bay area activist. the effort to keep the case from going cold. >> plus the marijuana farm uncovered in the middle of an east bay park. >> and more homes go up in flames in colorado. flames in colorado. why the weather today
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as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again.
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>> welcome back. it is 5:45 on this thursday. time for your california forecast. clouds along the coast but not as much drizzle as yesterday. afternoon sunshine, a little cool around l.a. and san diego with low to mid-70s there. the cool weather has made it into the central valley with a mostly sunny sky and upper 70s.
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tahoe not as breezy but cooler today, 58. yosemite 78 and the warm spot palm springs but only 84 today. kristen, eric. >> thanks a lot. it's 5:45. >> taking a look at stories we're following. a dump truck driver claims his brakes failed and he was unable to stop before plowing into several stopped cars in oakland. forgive suffered minor injuries in last night's wreck at mcarthur boulevard and grand avenue. everyone was very lucky the injuries weren't much worse. >> oakland police are investigating an overnight homicide where the victim was killed with his own gun. it happened during a dispute between two groups of men at a taco truck near 44th avenue and international boulevard. one of the men took out his gun and fired it. then someone grabbed that gun from the man and shot him dead. >> president obama calling on a florida minister to call off his plans to burn the karan. various leaders met in palo alto
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to urge peace and tolerance to prevail. we'll have the latest coming up for you at 6:00. >> the family and friends of a murder victim pleaded with shoppers at san mateo's hillsdale mall to find the killer. community activist david lewis of east palo alto was shot to death on june 8th inside the parking garage at the mall. lewis's family shared leaflets with people in the mall last night hoping they might remember something about that tragic night three months ago. a $50,000 reward is offered in the case but police need witnesses to come forward. >> not trying to blame it on the police, but we don't know. they're investigating and been investigating. we have to put it in their hands. >> we have a whole police department that wants to help, progress and bring this individual to justice for david. >> if you know anything about lewis' murder, san mateo police urge you to call them immediately. >> marin county officials and their counterparts in four cities are proposing new restrictions on smoking in
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apartment buildings. the city of fairfax is considering a measure that would require half the units to be non-smoking in buildings with six or more apartments. new apartment buildings would have to be 75% nonsmoking. larksper and two other cities are considering similar measures. the city of novato passed new restrictions on smoking in apartments two years ago. >> a pot growing operation discovered in the east bay hills. police seize the 2,000 mature marijuana plants at the regional wilderness park in san ramon yesterday. the marijuana was being grown in a remote area near the canyon. police spotted another suspect in the area but he got away before officers could catch up with him. >> an aide for boxer faces marijuana charges in washington. stanley is a scenier economic advisor to the senator. he removed pot from his pocket
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as he went through screening at an office building. a poll puts boxer dead even in her bid against rival carly fiorina. each 48% support. that same survey gives meg whitman a slight edge over democratic jerry brown. 48% for whitman, 46% for brown. >> four people are missing in the area where a wildfire is burning near boulder. the blaze is only 10% contained. the flames destroyed 135 homes so far making it the most destructive fire in state history. the blaze covers about ten square miles. about 6200 acres in a populated area and has forced the evacuation of 3500 residents. fire conditions may worsen today with winds expected to pick up and humidity to fall. there have been no injuries reported so far and the cause of the fire is still unknown. >> 5:49. we've been lucky our unusually
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cool weather kept our fire danger down. >> it really has. let's check in the records. going over everything from yesterday. redwood city, 66 degrees was the high yesterday. >> wow! >> record cold high temperature. >> and what was that, drizzle or rain? what did we decide? >> drizzle. by the drop size so it's drizzle. but rather intensive times. >> whatever it's called, it was wet. >> exactly. 6 hundredths in san francisco. that's on my weather blog if you'd like to read it at abc7news.com. 5:50 this morning. looking from emeryville to san francisco. see the clouds hanging around but these are much drier, more in line with marine layer clouds just kind of hanging around. let's take a look at our temperatures. it is cool with upper 40s santa rosa, napa. we have low 50s for san rafael, redwood city and los gatos. mid to upper 50s for the rest of us. around the monterey bay, cloudy conditions and temperatures
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running in the low to mid-50s. even salinas warmer at 58. things are going to change today as the air mass starts to modify a little bit. the breezes, they'll relax in the afternoon. it will be brighter. still cooler than average. tonight applied and cool once again but dry. don't need to worry about drizzle anymore. warmer tomorrow and looks like we'll have steady temperatures through most of the weekend as the weather's going to become a little uneventful, kind of quiet which is nice. none of these big swings we've been dealing with. mid to upper 70s. but only 72 dublin today. on the east bay shore, mid to upper 60s in most neighborhoods. hold out in fremont at about 70 degrees. in the south bay, partly cloudy, low to mid-70s today with saratoga, campbell and san jose at about 72. on the peninsula a partly cloudy sky. start 66 millbrae and as you head to the south bay, 71 los altos. we'll see some sunshine on the
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coast today, maybe 60 in the sunset, sausalito mid-60s. san rafael 68 with low to mid-70s through the north bay valleys and even with sunshine only 50s at your beaches. mainly cloudy around the monterey. caramel 59. upper 60s to low 70s for hollister, gilroy and morgan hill. clouds around the coast and into the bay tonight. should be clear the north bay valleys mid to upper 40s once again. the clouds kind of disappear. still around from time to time today but not nearly as gray as it was yesterday. overnight we'll have the clouds move back in around the bay and the coast and tomorrow afternoon you can see the high pressure start to move in. keeps the clouds away from the coast and we'll have sunshine and seasonal temperatures starting tomorrow all the way through next week. in fact, we'll have low 60s at the coast starting tomorrow. mid-70s the bay and inland. mainly sunshine in the afternoon. have a great day. >> in oakland all lanes of
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southbound 880 are reopening right now. there were some emergency slab repair going on that blocked some of the lanes. it was supposed to be cleared at 5:00 then 5:30 but found out they're just starting to open it now. 880 you should be fine. didn't cause much of a delay. that was a heads up. we'll go outside and check out live camera shots. it has been really great this morning. no trouble at all this is is northbound 101 reaching more commuters heading through san jose but delay free at morgan hill all the way up the peninsula. 101 also looking good in the north bay with a live shot here in san rafael and headlights move southbound towards 580 and the golden gate bridge. and also we have one more shot for you. this is the oakland maze for traffic heading towards the bay bridge. it was an absolutely mess yesterday but right now that's westbound 80 looking good and westbound 580 across your screen. get the latest traffic information as it changes. it's updated 24/7 on abc7news.com.
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you'll find it under the bay area traffic link. >> frances, thank you very much. it's 5:53. >> new figures just released by the labor department finds the number of people signing up for unemployment benefits has dropped to the lowest level in two months. new claims plunged by 27,000 and economists predicted a smaller decline of 2,000. >> good morning. things are looking up for men's warehouse. the retailer outlet better than expected second quarter profits. closing sales lower slightly. people worried about the economy. two-thirds of americans say we're not out of the woods yet in terms of the economy. they're expecting a double-dip recession. also says mayfair, the second downturn will be worse than the first. here's a good bargain if you have kids. t-mobile letting customers add up to three cellphone lines for free. the kids free promotion requires a one-time $35 activation fee
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but no charge for use until 2012. if you want to reward your child, it will run you $25 per line. higher close for stocks yesterday and concern about europe's debt problems eased a bit. and toys r us ramping up plans to set up. 600 temporary express stores for the holidays, six times last year's count and hiring 10,000 seasonal workers for the effort. trying to remind the colonel, according to a survey by the chicken chain, six out of ten young adults cannot identify him. sales have been on the decline. i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> 5:55 now. cal tran is pouring another $300 million into construction of the new eastern span of the bay bridge. the added money will cover extra construction work and other problems that may arise as the
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suspension portion of the span goes up. despite the additional cost, the bridge's overall budget remains unchanged at $6.2 billion. caltrain says the new span will be finished on time by the end of 2013. >> a long-time landmark on telegraph avenue will reopen with a different name after shutting its doors this summer. melvin's danish bakery closed in july after 81 years in business. former employees have banded together to rebrand the bakery as taste of denmark. the new ownership group includes the building's landlord. they plan to hold a formal grand opening ceremony next month. >> health officials lifted an advisory at the redwood shores lagoon. people were told to stay away from the water after 50,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the lagoon two weeks ago and the problems were compounded when a small plane then crashed into the lagoon last week spilling fuel into the water and
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killing all three people on board. yesterday the san mateo county environmental health department reopened the lagoon to swimmers and boaters. >> 5:56 now. just ahead on abc 7 news at 6:00, the new move by a prominent business to let the oakland a's head south. >> i'm terry mcsweeney. the president is talking about angels. local religious leaders are talking about opportunity all because a reverend in florida is talking about a protest that would have 200 copies of the karan
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