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into a chase and a shoot-out. what concord police think he was doing and why they stopped him up ahead. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live in san bruno where people victimized by last week's explosion and fire are now facing being vitaminmized by scammers. some already arrested, maybe more on the way. the warning in a live report. >> under a partly cloudy sky and warmer weather this morning. that will springboard us to the warmest temperatures in this weather forecast cycle. rain chances for not only saturday but also sunday. >> an early morning accident in san francisco's marina district has been cleared. all streets open in the area. live shot of the san mateo bridge has traffic flowing well. in fact looking good on bay area freeways right now. >> it's become a busy thursday morning. 6 a.m.. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with the latest on breaking news we've been following all morning. concord police shoot and wound a pedestrian.
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theresa garcia joins us to explain what happened. >> we just found out that two officers were involved in the shooting. both fired their weapons at this one suspect who also drew a gun at them. take a look behind me. first off you've got the crime scene truck that just pulled up. those investigators have gone down the street. that's ashbury where you see patrol unit cars. what happened at 2:30 this morning is a man was walking down the street clayton road. they spotted this man who they believe fit the description of a man wanted for several robberies. they're not very clear whether those robberies were here in concord or elsewhere. but he fit the description. they tried to stop him. he ran down ashbury and one point turned around, pulled his weapon and pointed it at them. we don't know whether the suspect fired his gun but those two police officers did fire their weapon hitting him. the extent of his injuries, not
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revealing that but he was taken to the hospital. the suspect is in his early twenties. that's all we're being told. for those who live in the concord community perhaps going to work along clayton road, part of the lane is blocked and all of ashbury which extends down one residential block is closed off at this time. the investigation will continue through the morning. they're trying to see whether any gunshots actually pierced any property such as someone's home or car. a lot of work to be done here. >> theresa, thank you very much. it's 6:02. as residents begin returning and rebuilding their homes in san bruno, officials are offering new warnings and threats. the warning is for residents. the threats are for anyone looking to capitalize on the disaster. terry mcsweeney is live in san bruno with more on that. terry, there have been arrests already. >> there have been four arrests. the warning and the threats are
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coming from today down at san bruno city hall, the san mateo county district attorney's office, san bruno p. d. and the state contractor's licensing board and state insurance department and they're all saying pretty much the same thing: watch out for scams. there have already been some. now, the -- take a look at some video from yesterday. people just getting back into their red-tagged homes, warning about possible scams. these people may face scams and they're telling these people to use licensed contractors. there have been scams already. we mentioned the four people arrested. they went to the rec center saying that they lived in rentals in the affected area. the rentals burned down so they applied for and received i.d.'s. they took those i.d.'s to pg&e and various companies like old navy and started cashing in. >> essentially you would walk out with $1500 in gift cards and a free cellphone. >> and they did. >> and they did. >> they need to be locked up for a long time.
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they need some serious, serious punishment. that is just the lowest of lows. >> they may receive some serious punishment because the dmv figured it out. all four arrested. two from san francisco, the other three miles from the affected area. other scams going on, people i am -- impersonating a utility worker. some people looking to cash in on this deal. also the city of san bruno estimating that it may cost $6 million to fix the streets and the sidewalks damaged by the explosion. this is a city $2 million in the hole. they can't afford it. they're going to be looking to the county which is having their own problems. they're looking to the state and federal government. other money may be coming from pg&e. it has $100 million account sed up and a billion dollar insurance policy. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> there's a new admission about
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another risky section of that same pipeline that runs through san bruno. it was supposed to be repaired last year and pg&e raised gas rates to cover this $5 million project. but even though it poses a high risk of failure, the utility delayed the project and spent the money on another project. >> it's incumbent on pg&e and on the regulators to, you know, get this system back in shape so that, you know, people can rest easily in their homes and not be afraid that they're gonna be subject to another incident. >> pg&e is defending its decision to delay the project saying a bigger problem came up that needed to be fixed first. >> our first priority is take care of things that maybe are dangerous today. because we wanna make sure that everybody's safe. >> work on the high-risk
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pipeline in south city is now scheduled for 2013. there's much more on the san bruno blast at including dispatch audio from the night the fire broke out as well as resources for san bruno residents and information how you can help. that's all on >> other news at 6:06. tapes of a jailhouse interview are revealing new information about what a shooting suspect was planning to do when he came to the bay area in july. byron williams was wounded in a shoot-out with highway patrol officers on interstate 580 in oakland. officers first stopped williams after he began weaving through traffic at high speeds on july 18th. he begfiring. he had serve guns in his truck. he admits he was on a mission to kill people at two progressive groups, the aclu and the tides foundation. >> retribution was called with anybody working for them by
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taking out 11 people. >> williams' plan included waiting outside the offices at tides and the aclu until employees began arriving on a monday morning. williams faces several counts of attempted murder of police officers. >> you didn't have to use your windshield wipers. >> no. didn't encounter any drizzle this morning. >> a few clouds out there meaning we could get warmer temperatures. >> exactly. good point, kristen. a slightly warmer air mass. oakland and los gatos low to mid-60s. with the clearing earlier, santa rosa 49, napa and novato around 50 with menlo park, mid to upper 50s. you can see the warmer air mass, especially antioch, 50 degrees warmer, oakland, san francisco, concord, fairfield. 3 to 4 degrees warmer. los gatos 9. just slightly cooler in santa rosa, napa and on the peninsula 1 to 2 degrees. by 8:00 look for partly cloudy
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conditions. flight delays probably at sfo. santa rosa, napa, mid to upper 50s for the rest of us. temperatures low to mid-70s in our inland valleys in the north bay and east bay. but look for increasing clouds along the coast at 61 half moon bay. it will be cloudy and 62 there 4:00 with near 70 san francisco and oakland. low to mid-70s throughout the bay and south bay. low to mid-80s the east bay valleys. let's watch the table turn tomorrow with the drizzle in the morning. cloud cover and cooling conditions and a chance of rain best in the north bay and along the coast on saturday. for the rest of us on sunday, even if you don't get the rain, a tenth of an inch as much as we'll probably get. 10 degrees cooler across the board. here's frances with traffic. >> good morning, everyone. ons freeways it has been quiet. a live shot of 680 in walnut
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creek. southed bound on the right it's fine. you heard theresa garcia with a live report with a shooting involving concord police that ashbury drive will be closed at clayton as well but clayton is open. bay bridge toll plaza delay-free. looking good on all bay area bridges. we'll head to the south bay and show you the 101 and 880 interchange in san jose. traffic flowing well throughout the area. north bay commuters also have a nice ride with this live shot of 101 in san rafael. no problems on the peninsula either. eric, kristen? >> all right, frances. thanks a lot. it's 6:09. >> still ahead the latest on two small earthquakes and two different bay area counties in just the last nine hours. >> pageantry for a pope. >> a vote coming today that could give san francisisisisisis ♪ i thought it was over here...
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welcome back. right now san francisco police are investigating an early morning accident that sent four people to the hospital. it happened just before 3:30 at the intersection of chestnut. investigators say two cars collided, one flipped over. all four people were taken to the hospital. they're said to have serious injuries. >> the usgs reporting two small quakes, the first a magnitude 2.7 struck in alameda county. it originated along the hayward fault and was centered in fremont. the second quake was also a magnitude 2.1 and hit at 10:13
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last night about 9 miles east-northeast of san jose city hall. no damage reported from either of the two minor quakes. >> today voting on ucsf's plan to build the city's first new hospital in decades. the new medical center will include special hospitals for children, women and for treating cancer. this hospital comes with a billion and a half price tag with much of that money coming from private donations. u.c. hopes to have the new facility open in 2014. >> the senate is expected to vote today on a bill that could mean big money for the nation's small business owners. it would make $30 billion in loans available to small businesses. two republicans have indicated they'll break ranks with their leadership and make passage all but certain. democrats say the legislation would give small businesses
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incentive to expand and hire workers. president obama has pushed hard for this measure. >> this morning pope benedict made his clearest admission yet about the church's sex abuse scandal during a historic four-day visit to britain. she was greeted by queen elizabeth and prince phillip. this is the first visit in 30 years. the pontiff admitted the catholic church failed to act quickly enough to deal with priests that rape and abuse children. they need to gain their trust in the church. the pope's comments are his most thorough admission to the church's failure to deal with the scandal. >> next week we officially have fall. mike, it feels like it for quite some time. >> really feel like it this weekend with the chance of rain, dampness that will hang around. >> maybe bring us summer for
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christmas. (laughter) >> that will problem happen. we still have warm dates ahead of us as we have in september and october but this weekend won't be one of this. the cloud temperature invading the bay or making a late surge and mainly just fill the bay and coast. as far as temperatures, it is warmer as we talked about except the north bay valleys where santa rosa and napa both have 48 degrees. redwood city at 52. the mid to upper 50s in our other neighborhoods until you get to antioch and los gatos at 60. monterey bay starting to see clouds and fog develop around watsonville, monterey and salinas, low to mid-50s there. clear santa cruz and gilroy with temperatures in the upper 40s. we'll see sunshine today. it will be our warmest afternoon. that's our first highlight. things change tonight. clouds roll in. you'll see 'em roll in at the coast this afternoon. they'll bring some drizzle with them for tomorrow morning's commute and the chance of rain as that cold front gets near saturday in the north bay and sunday for the rest of us. to date temperatures in the
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south bay under sunshine. we'll start sunnyvale, san jose 78. on the peninsula you may see a little cloud cover san mateo and millbrae with mainly sunshine and low to mid-70s. warm low to mid-60s downtown south san francisco mid to upper 60s. sausalito 72. upper 70s to low 80s through the north bay valleys with santa rosa and sonoma, napa possibly touch 80. increasing clouds and low 60s at your beaches. everybody 70s throughout the east bay shore. oakland 72. castro valley about 77 degrees. the warmest weather east bay valleys mid to upper 70s for you. low to mid-70s morgan hill, gilroy, sunshine. same thing santa cruz, watsonville. sunshine, mid-70s. cloud cover mid to upper 60s. the green signifies the drizzle tonight mainly along the coast. higher elevations along the bay and mid to upper 50s during the overnight. the ridge will remain here one
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more day. the reason why we're going to be warm and sunny today but quickly tomorrow morning look at the drizzle along the coast and tomorrow afternoon most of the rain stays well north of the bay, even north of ukiah. but drizzle along the coast and that's where it stays saturday afternoon. by sunday morning you can see the rain start to dip across the rest of the bay and drizzle starts sunday morning. we'll see a drying trend by sunday afternoon. we're talking a tenth of an inch of rain if we're lucky. maybe a quarter up in the north bay valleys and mountains. for sure will happen everywhere, about 10 degrees cooler over the weekend. have a great thursday. >> we'll head to tracy this time where traffic is slow westbound 205 from i-5 out to 11th street where an accident is in the center divide. you'll notice the slowing a little under 40 mph as you make your way through the altamont pass. as we check out the drive the times, it has grown to about 26 minutes. not too bad from 205 to 680.
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westbound 4 always one of the slow spots on antioch. 20 minutes the drive time from lone tree way to 242. no delays as you make your way out of san mateo out to san francisco. bay bridge toll plaza, delay free and getting there interstate 80 in berkeley. looking good as well as you make your way towards the toll plaza. traffic a little more crowded but overall accident-free from vallejo. get the latest anytime by going to our website we update it 24/7 and you'll find it under bay area traffic link. >> from bye-bye birthdy to all that jazz. don sanchez has it all in what's hot ♪ >> conrad birdie has joined the army and never be the same in the broadway classic bye-bye birdie. put on a happy face. ♪ >> headlines an all-star with
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musicianses in a gulf relief. they still need our help. 24 how items, jewelry, hottry, entertainment at the alameda county fair grounds in pleasanton. >> the award winning 32nd season with music from space and beyond. well, the best bay area comedians with five hours of funny at the 28th annual comedy day at sharon meadow, golden gate park on sunday. the third iranian film festival with features, the art institute. chicago with dancing as it turns to all that jazz and the season at the theater in foster city.
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harry connick jr. and more head the festival celebrating a legacy. more at our website at what's hot, i'm don sanchez, abc 7 news. >> still ahead, you know love costs. >> yes. >> but apparently costs some friends. >> plus the new upgrade coming for the i-pad that will finall
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meg whitman's nose keeps growing. whitman says california lost jobs under jerry brown. turns out 1.9 million jobs were created. she spent millions saying jerry brown raised taxes. fact is brown cut 4 billion in taxes. but whitman's nose keeps growing by the millions. in today's tech bytes, microsoft unveils internet explorer 9. it's designed to make websites load and run faster. it has far fewer buttons, icons
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and tool bars. you can download it for free. new software for the i-pad and i-phone in november that solves one of the biggest complaints about those devices. allows users to wire through print documents and photos. a tech version was released to app developers wednesday. initially the feature will only work with certainly hewlett-packard printers. smart phone could get a lot smarter. technology is advancing to the point where our phones could act as mind readers predicting what we might do next and actually offering suggestions. for example, your phone may recommend restaurants when you visit a new city based on the types of foods you normally like to eat. and those are your tech bytes. >> it's 6:25 now. still ahead at 6:30, dogs banned in part of palo alto. why officials say it's a matter of keeping man's best friend safe. >> installing the smart meter. the marin county city about to ban the hi-tech deviceless.
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>> the hazardous material inside the san bruno fire zone. how efforts to keep them contained could be undone this weekend. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live in san bruno where the warning it going out to victims of last week's fire here. watch out for scammers. four arrested, maybe more on the way. i'll tell but that warning coming up. >> if you're traveling by flight, i have good news. no delays at our major airports but severe weathehehehehehehehee
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waiting for the opening bell on wall street. theres is right -- come on, guys, you're late! there it is right there marking the trading day. stock futures dip even after a weekly jobs report on new unemployment benefits dropped slightly last week. first-time claims fell to its lowest level in two months but still remain at a number that indicates economic growth is sluggish. so we'll see how investors are reacting in a live report from the new york stock exchange. that's 15 minutes or so. >> the latest on developing news in concord. investigators on the scene of an early morning shooting involving two of its officers. police say a man was walking on clayton road around 2:30 this morning when police tried to stop him. they believe he fit the description of a man wanted for robbery. the suspect fled and there was a brief chase. investigators say the man pulled out a gun and that's when the officers shot him. >> they drove off and got out of their car. i don't know the exact sequence
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of events but fires were shot by the officers. he's a male. the question was asked how old he is. a male in his early twenties. >> the suspect was taken to john muir hospital. his condition is not known right now. no officers were injured. our theresa garcia is there on the scene. she'll have a live update in about 20 minutes. >> public safety officials in san bruno are warning people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by last week's natural gas fire to be on the look outfor scammers. they're especially worried about unlikely contractors prowling the neighborhood. already an arrest of scammers, terry. >> yeah. those people were arrested basically for impersonating fire victims trying to get their hands on cash intended for the real victims. the warning going out today is telling people watch out for people impersonating contractors. take a look at the people most vulnerable to these big contractors trying to get their hands on money. people who lost their homes in
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the fire going back home for the first time yesterday. four people have been arrested for going to the assistance center in san bruno, claim to be victims of the fire, and getting help for something they had nothing to do with. >> they need to be locked up for a long time. they need some serious, serious punishment. that is just the lowest of low. >> all four arrested for burglary, perjury and submitting false documents. we also have a price tag on the damage to homes in san bruno. $31 million to just the homes and the personal property. another $6 million damage done to the streets and sidewalks of san bruno. a lot of rebuilding to be done and the warning going out at san bruno city hall this morning is going to be do it right, get a licensed contractor to do the job. live in san bruno, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> as san bruno residents prepare to rebuild, health experts warning of a potential environmental disaster.
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some of the rubble lining the streets could be toxic including household electronics and items stored in homes and garages. but those chemicals could end up washing into the local water supply during this upcoming rainy season. it means residents need to be very careful and thorough when cleaning up. >> i'm concerned about the ramifications force our health, all of our health. >> as long as there is no direct exposure, there should be no concern. >> residents whose homes are burned are required to wear safety suits and masks when they sift through the ash and can stay for a maximum of two hours. this weekend's forecast calls for a possible rain. so county workers are lining storm drains with berms to prevent toxins from getting into the local watertable. there is much more on the san bruno blast at, including dispatch audio from the night the fire broke out as
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well as resources for san bruno rest -- residents and information how you can help at >> today marks day 78 of the state's budget stalemate. that's the longest california has gone without a spending plan. democrats and republicans remain in a standoff over whether new taxes or more spending cuts are needed to close california's $19 billion deficit. legislative leaders warn the budget mess may not be resolved until after the november elections. the state controller is warning that he may have to start issuing iou's before the end of the month. >> current gop meg whitman says the republican candidate has spent $119 million of her own money. that shattered the previous record of $109 million last year set by new york city mayor michael bloomberg. whitman was grilled about her
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spending at san francisco headquarters yesterday. >> isn't it cynical and a disingenuous approach to democracy to spend $100 million on television commercials and refuse to engage in an unscripted live debate with our opponent. >> we have three scheduled debates with jerry brown. i accepted three right away, he accepted two and recently accepted the third in fresno. >> contributions from her personal fortune means she won't be beholding to special interest if she wins. she must spend a lot of the money in the state where there are 2.3 million more registered democrats than republicans. her democratic opponent calls her spending an unprecedented assault on the democratic process. >> dogs are being banned on some palo alto trails because of a fear they may be attack by a coyote. they're on the western side of the preserve.
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a park ranger says several occasions the coyote approached people walking their dogs and barked and howled at them. one case the animal nipped at a dog but there have been no tacks or injuries. the areas include woodland star, bay laurel trails. the most recent encounter was september 1st. >> it appears san anselmo, the second city in marin county to ban smart meters. the city council has voted to instruct staff to draw up an ordinance that will place a one-year moratorium on the devices. the city is sending a letter to pg&e demanding the installation of the meters halt immediately. fairfax has set a moratorium setting health and privacy concerns. as of september 2nd, pg&e had installed 20,000 of the evices in marin county homes. that's 10% of the meter customers. santa cruz county was reporting going for a moratorium on those
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as well. >> 6:36 now. time for the forecast. autumn comes to visit next week, right, mike? >> yeses that would be the autumnal equinox. it will feel like autumn this weekend when we roll in that cold front. talk about how warm it's going to be today than yesterday. in fact, the warmest day of the seven-day forecast cycle. concord 3 degrees warmer with redwood city, oakland and san jose 5. san francisco and santa rosa 7 degrees warmer than yesterday and we'll try to squeeze in 12 hours, 23 minutes and 22 seconds of sunshine. this morning the clouds increase through the 8:00 hour. temperatures coolest in the north bay, santa rosa and napa near 50. the rest of us mid to upper 50s. noontime temperatures mid to upper 60s around the bay and san jose. low to mid-70s our inland valleys. the clouds increasing along the coast. half moon bay 61. only 62 at 4:00 where we hit 68 san francisco, low to mid-70s throughout the bay and south
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bay. near 80 degree temperatures the north bay valleys and low to mid-80s the east bay valleys. let's take a look at that temperature for tomorrow. notice it will be cooler, especially because we have drizzle for the morning commute. then the cold front arrives mainly in the north bay. that's where our chance of rain is saturday and the rest of the bay early sunday. a little clearing trend and warmer weather for monday, tuesday and wednesday. expect temperatures about 10 degrees cooler this weekend than today. frances, pretty busy at the bay bridge. >> metering lights turned on 6:25. that's why is we see a backup almost to the 880 overcrossing. about a 10 to 15 minute wait. check out the ride interstate 80 getting there through berkeley. a live shot for you. for headlights westbound, still a 20 minute drive from the carquinez bridge. and we'll check out 680 in walnut creek. no big accidents on the freeways but you can see that things are just getting a little more congested, typical traffic
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pattern. brake lights near north main as you head towards highway 24. south bay looking great at the 280 and 17 interchange. no major problems in the south bay or even on the peninsula with a live shot of 101 in millbrae. for headlights moving northbound at this time into san francisco. checking out the north bay ride for you, you'll is he southbound traffic on the right out in novato through san rafael to the golden gate bridge, 20 minutes is the drive time. eric, kristen. >> frances, thank you very much. it's 6:39 now. >> just ahead, the war over wal-mart. the new legal battle over a plan to make a north bay big box store even bigger. >> a live report from the new york stock exchange straight ahead. first up an early look at the big board. the dow is currently off more than 18 points. >> plus a growing drug problem. what officials now say is fuelling the highest national illegal drug use rate in a decade. >> and jenelle wang. the city of alameda thinking about taking drastic action with its schools in order to save
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money. money. i'll tell you wouldn't it be nice if every time meg whitman told a lie her nose would grow? newspapers report the claims in this meg whitman ad are false. and she knows it. taxes went down under jerry brown. but whitman's nose keeps growing by the millions.
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meg whitman's nose keeps growing. whitman says california lost jobs under jerry brown. turns out 1.9 million jobs were created. she spent millions saying jerry brown raised taxes. fact is brown cut 4 billion in taxes. but whitman's nose keeps growing by the millions. welcome back. it's thursday and it's 6:43. that means it's time for your california forecast. the clouds along the coast. 70 eureka and big sur. central valley upper 80s to near 90s fresno. 100 degree temperatures in yosemite and palm springs for the warm spot. tahoe, sunny, mild, 76. 81 with sunshine in l.a. and sunshine over san diego and 71. pretty quiet across the state. here's eric. and kristen. >> thanks a lot. 6:43.
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two environmental groups are taking wal-mart to court to stop the retail giant's expansion plans in the park. they have filed suit claiming city officials violated rules when they approved wal-mart's plan to turn its existing store there into a new supercenter which would sell groceries and a whole lot more. the mayor says she's not surprised. wal-mart calls the suit unfortunate. the retailer will fund the city's legal fees. >> schools considering a radical option to create a megaschool. jenelle wang joins us live. >> actually several megaschools. in order to do this alameda would have to close half of the city schools. lincoln and wood middle schools along with washington and paid am elementary could close as early as next year and 2012 they could shut down these schools. one option would be to create a megak-6 school with up to a
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thousand students and two giant high schools for 7th through 12th graders. >> that's my biggest concern, how the high schoolers are going to affect the middle schoolers. >> there's simply not enough room for all the children. >> yeah. it's estimated that class size. kindergarten through third grade would balloon to 32 students per teacher. even with all these cuts, the district says it could still be short up to $12 million the next two years. the schools in alameda are what attracted them to the city and what attracted them to move there and some are questioning now if they should be moving out. kristen and eric. >> thank you, jenelle. >> breaking news from the auto industry. good news about the san francisco residential real estate market. >> bloomberg's jane king joins us live from new york stock exchange with details in our "moneyscope" report. good morning, jane. >> good morning, eric and kristen. talking about chrysler here today. they may be about to go public again. the auto maker chief executive expects a public offering the
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second half of next year. another sign of improvement for the bay area housing market says the number of foreclosures in the san francisco oakland fremont area fell 10% in august compared to july and fell 22% compared to august of '09. one in every 73 households received some type of foreclosure notice last month. gold this morning hitting a new record high. this has the dollar continues to weaken here. stocks, they are lower. we did have some decent news about job claims. weekly job claims did fall. still high. 450,000 people filing for first-time unemployment benefits. fedex weighing on stocks after announcing job cuts and closing 100 facilities. the silicon valley trading just slightly lower at the moment. we continue to watch the blackberry maker research in
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motion. shares have doubled since april. blackberry's in favor of the rival i-phone. the blackberry touch which came out last month received mixed reviews in what analysts say are lukewarm sales. >> jane, thank you very much. it's 6:47 now. menlo park is closer to putting tough new restrictions on smoking in public. the city approved a law that bans lighting up in condominium and picnic areas, bus stops. council members granted an exception to restaurants, bars and tobacco shops they could designate smoking area outdoors. the city council has to take one more vote before this ban becomes law. >> environmentalist believe bay area homeowners and businesses can take plenty of steps to clean up the air we breathe. the bay area air quality management district may expand its own local version of cash for clunkers to get polluting cars off the road. our media partner reports the
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clean air plan includes requiring dairies to reduce methane gas from their cows by changing their feed. another idea calls for wineries to minimize sweet-smelling emission from fermentation tanks. >> hundreds under mandatory evacuation near lake isabella. the blaze is 50% contained by firefighters are worried it could jump the containment lines. it scorched 6,000 acres of land and destroyed one home. the cause is still under investigation. >> fingers crossed but the fire season slower than the usual start thanks to the weather. >> and the summer we did not have. >> exactly. the cool weather and potential for wet weather will keep that fire danger under wraps which is good news. clouds increase down on to the bay. so far no flight delays into sfo but we'll keep an eye on it and you can too at
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all right. let's talk some temperatures before the clouds move in. we had a clear sky around santa rosa, napa. 48 there. 60 antioch and los gatos. 52 redwood city and looks like the rest of us mid to upper 50s. the monterey bay seeing increase in clouds. watson vil, salinas, monterey bay. not as much cloud cover santa cruz and gilroy, upper 40s. the warmest afternoon of this forecast cycle stretching the next seven days. moisture, drizzle around the coast and some of the higher elevations of the bay tomorrow morning. and chance of rain with that cool front saturday in the north bay and the rest of us probably sunday morning. here's a look what's happening right now. you can see the clouds increasing through the morning hours and then by about 10:00 they start to retreat back to the coast. still hanging around bay at noon. higher clouds start to move in during the afternoon hours and thicken along the coast keeping
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you in the 60s while the rest of us 70s and 80s. the warmth weather with the sunshine mid to upper 80s the east bay valleys. low to mid-70s everywhere on the east bay shore. fremont about 75 degrees. mid to upper 70s through most of the south bay with san jose 78. could get near 80 los gatos, saratoga and campbell. sunshine, a few clouds mixed in with millbrae and san mateo low to mid-70s there with mid-70s the rest of the peninsula. low to mid-60s abeing lo the coast today, downtown south san francisco in the mid to upper 60s. 72 sausalito. 80 degrees through the north bay valleys and about 20 degrees cooler at your beaches with low 60s. monterey bay, monterey and carmel mid-60s. mid 70s santa cruz. half game out of first place and half game out of the wildcard. gotta win tonight. 7:15 first pitch. increasing clouds, 67 degrees at at&t park down to 62.
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look for increasing clouds and cooler conditions tomorrow, about 4 degrees cooler and then for saturday and sunday 10 degrees cooler pretty much everywhere with the chance of rain best the north bay saturday, the rest of us sunday morning, maybe a tenth of an inch to a quarter of an inch in the north bay mountains. good morning, frances. >> good morning, mike. we have a possible hot spot developing with a new accident in pinole. right in the middle lane. chp en route right now. we could see slowing develop. keeping an eye on the drive time, so far 22 minutes. has grown from the carquinez bridge to the maze. also slow out of antioch, 23 minutes the drive time right now for lone tree way to 242. a little sluggish as you make your way out of santa rosa to novato. highway 12 to highway 37, 34 minutes. we'll check out the bay bridge toll plaza where things are already backed up past the 880 overcrossing. if you're thinking about the san mateo bridge, no problems there. still pretty nice right now on
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880 and 101 through san mateo. the golden gate bridge also looking good. there was a much early morning problem this morning in the marina area but that's all cleared. also in the south bay we'll show you 101 and 880 interchange in san jose, just a little more crowded now, north 101 from allen rock out towards mckee. you can always get the latest traffic conditions and get personalized drive times by going to it's under the bay area traffic link. kristen? >> frances, thanks a lot. 6:52. a new report finds illegal drug use has risen to its highest level in nearly a decade. that's pushed by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and methamphetamine. the government report released today by the substance abuse and mental health services administration. some marijuana use rose by 8%. it remains the most commonly used drug. >> in england oxford university researchers have quantified the social cost of falling in love. they found that people in
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romantic relationships typically lose two friends. the research shows most single people have five people in their core group, friends they see at least once a week. but those who are in a relationship have about three core friends. two get kicked out. >> yeah. for various reasons. recapping our top stories. concord police investigating a shooting involving two of their officers. >> theresa garcia live at the scene. >> the crime investigators have been here on the scene of this early morning shooting involving two concord police officers. they say it all began at 2:30 this morning when those officers saw a man walking down the street and they tried stopping him to talk. >> officers believed he was wanted for some outstanding warrants for robbery. >> how did they know? >> he fit the description. i believe he fit the description of the subject wanted. >> but the suspect didn't stop there on clayton road. he ran down ashbury drive. the officers briefly chased him in their car and jumped out.
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that's when investigators say he pulled out a gun and the two officers fired their weapons at him. the suspect, early twenties was taken to the hospital. how many times he was shot is not revealed. the investigators are still confirming whether this man was indeed the robbery suspect they were searching for. people passing through this area near downtown concord will continue to see police activity out here on clayton. this is blocking a portion of the right lane here as you can see plus ashbury drive behind me will still remain closed until the investigators gather all their evidence. for other top stories, let's check with terry mcsweeney in san bruno. >> good morning, theresa. there's a warning going out to victims of last week's explosion and fire in the neighborhood down the street from me here and it is watch out for scamers. take a look at some people most vulnerable to these new breed of scammers. these the people who lost their homes or had their homes damaged by the fire going back home for
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the first time yesterday. the warning today is watch out for people coming out here purporting to be contractors trying to get their hands on your money. another kind of scam going on. four arrested for going to the assistance center in san bruno claiming to be victims of the fire, not really being victims of the fire and getting their hands on cash cards and other help for the people who were inconvenienced by the fire. all four of those people have been arrested for burglary, perjury and submitting false documents. three other people have been arrested for looting or attempted looting and that would explain the massive police presence out here from just about every police department in san mateo county. also a price tag on the damaged homes out here or destroyed homes. $31 million for those. $6 million for the city of san bruno to repair the streets and the sidewalks. now pg&e has put up $100 million fund for people who lost their homes or had their homes damaged by the fire.
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they also have a $1 billion policy which may be paid out at least in part to those -- four people died out here and 50 people were injured. but the word today is if you're gonna repair your home, get a licensed contractor. live in san bruno, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thanks a lot. >> final check on weather and traffic. mike? >> let's start with the temperatures today which will be in the mid-60s along the coast with clouds. we'll see increasing sunshine throughout the bay and low to mid-70s. upper 70s in the south bay, low 80s in the north bay valleys and mid-80s in the east bay valleys. tonight temperatures running mid to upper 50s. here we are in the morning. you can see rain developing in the north bay and staying in the north bay saturday afternoon with drizzle along the coast and by sunday morning you can see the rain start to drop down across most of our neighborhoods and then by sunday afternoon, it's out of here leaving maybe a tenth of an inch of rain behind, a quarter of inch in the north bay mountains.
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feel fall-like over the weekend. 10 degrees cooler than today. starting next week sunshine and warmer weather as we head to wednesday. >> final check of the bay bridge toll plaza shows the traffic backed up past the 880 overcrossing. getting there on interstate 80 in berkeley. good news, the early accident has been cleared to the right-hand side shoulder but pockets of slowing as you make your way towards berkeley. an injury accident reported in the south bay at ber nell but quickly cleared it. traffic moving at 62 mph as you make your way, just a little sluggish into san jose north 101 from capital expressway out towards 680. you'll find a little slowing on northbound 87. the slowest spot this morning of course highway 4 out of antioch. that's just kind of the normal commute so far. that's at least what you can expect. >> frances, thank you very much. and thank you for joining us with the abc 7 morning news. >> we'll be back with a local update at 7:22. join us for the midday unless you at 11:00.
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