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use scare tactics to set two teens straight. we'll explain what happened just ahead. >> also this morning a driver smashes her car into an auto store in hayward. ends up completely inside of the business. >> and breezy conditions await you this morning as you step outside and cooler weather. we'll talk about sunshine this afternoon. but real heat's in the forecast for the weekend. i'll update you on that. >> traffic actually is lighter when the toll goes up at the bay bridge toll plaza. no delays here but definitely keep both hands on the wheel. pretty windy conditions as you make your way across the bay bridge this morning. >> all right. we just wanted to make sure you're awake and ready to go this morning. it's 5:00. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm jenelle wang. crews are working to restore water service to 40 homes in pleasant hill. they lost service when an 8 inch water main broke last night about 7:30. crews from the contra costa
water district have rerouted the water to those homes. they have not located the exact location of the break. it's the second break in that area just in the past eight days. our terry mcsweeney will have a live report coming up later in this newscast. >> and a san jose police officer is on paid administrative leave and could face charges after being accused of exploiting his position stopping his teenager stepdaughter and boyfriend from having sex. theresa garcia is live at the police department with this story. >> this is a case that involves some questionable parenting skills to now maybe criminal charges. the cop involved said he was never presenting to arrest this young boy but invited to use scare tactics. the situation for this veteran san jose motorcycle officer is that he's being investigated by the district attorney's office to see whether he committed a criminal false imprisonment last month. the 15-year-old boy's parents feel the officer abused his
authority. the parents say the officer pulled up to their house in full uniform after his shift ended, berated and warned the boy to stay away from his stepdaughter and handcuffed him and told him he could face sexual assault charges. later the officer unlocked the cuffs telling his parents that he just wanted to scare the boy. abc 7 legal analyst dean johnson says the officer should have referred the situation to another investigator. >> if it's not technically a crime, if it's not, say, assault under cover of authority, at the very least it was -- it was an unwise move. >> the boy's stepfather video recorded some of the encounter on his cellphone and the parents reported the incident to san jose police internal affairs. after they complained, a detective interviewed the boy and then cited him for a misdemeanor of unlawful sex with a minor. the officer's daughter was also cited. the names of the teenagers' parents are being withheld to protect the identities of the
minors involved. at this point the d.a.'s office say a prosecutor has reviewed the case but referred it back to the police for more information. >> hayward police are investigating the cause of a car accident that left an auto parts store in shambles. take a look at the damage to this craigen store on jackson street near mission boulevard. the driver of the car went on to the sidewalk and then crashed into the store front. it happened just after 10:00 last night. the store was closed and no one was inside fortunately. firefighters had to pull the driver out of the car and take her to the hospital. we don't know the extent of her injuries or what caused her to drive into the building. >> this morning san francisco police are investigating a major accident involving eight to ten cars that injured at least three people. let's take a look here. investigators say a reckless driver began smashing into cars near mission and new montgomery in downtown san francisco last night. at least three people were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries. all are expected to survive.
police are trying to determine if alcohol played a factor. a federal judge is considering lifting his ban on executions in california which could open the door for capital punishment to resume as early as next week. lisa amin gulezian reports some are questioning the timing of it all. >> the fate of death row inmates will be decided on the fifth floor of the federal courthouse in san jose. that's where attorneys for the state and condemned inmates michael morales and albert brown are pleading their cases. the attorney general's office wants executions to resume on the 29th with the death of convicted murderer and rapist albert brown. >> to go ahead and push these executions i think is unfair, not just to the condemned but those people who really want to know what's happening with the process. >> the state claims the process has changed. just as federal judge jeremy foggiel ordered when he halted executions in 2006. now the execution rooms are
bigger and staff is better trained but defense attorneys don't buy it. >> they seem to have the same pressure -- procedure with the same people doing it. we've been down this road. >> the federal judge in charge of this case is trying to keep things focussed. he wants the state to let him know by today whether the drugs used in executions can go from the current three down to one. he is expected to make a final ruling friday. in burlingame, lisa amin gulezian, abc 7 news. >> well, the debate to resume executions is getting reaction in the governor's race. the democrat and attorney general jerry brown wants to reinstate the death penalty although he personally opposed it when he was governor. he says as governor he pledged to uphold the law. as attorney general he pledged to uphold the law and he will continue to do so when he is governor next year.
meantime republican candidate meg whitman campaigning in burlingame last night, she didn't mention the death penalty but released this statement: even on matters of life and death jerry brown is willing to play politics. none of it squares with his record and must have reporters scratching their head. >> a supervisor is scheduled to vote on an agreement that could increase advertising at san francisco international airport by 75%. airport travelers could see 187 more ads under a proposal between sfo and clear channel as part of a three-year contract extension. it would have ads on jet bridges and transit shelters. the advertising would generate $23 million over the next three years but the whole deal could not happen because of previous ad limits approved by voters. >> all right. sfo this morning pretty clear if you're coming in for a landing, maybe a little bumpy. >> check out some of those
winds. good morning. fastest in oakland and sfo. oakland west at 23 mph. sfo west at 15 and that's pushing all the way over to hayward, also 15 mph. slower but breezy, especially for the valleys. livermore west at 9, concord south at 9. pretty calm around novato, mountain view and also san jose. as far as the temperatures, as we look through the 8:00 hour, we'll still be for the most part in the mid to upper 50s with a few lingering clouds that will see sunshine quickly develop. and the winds will erase those clouds from our sky and we'll have mid-60s around the bay into the south bay. mid to upper 60s in the north bay and east bay valleys with near 60 along the coast. the breezes will continue during the afternoon hours. mainly sunny today. 60 half moon bay. we may hit the 70s around morgan hill, low to mid-70s in the east bay valleys and also the north bay valleys. let's take a look at your accu-weather seven-day forecast.
today is the coolest day. fall starts tonight at 8:09 and look at the warming trend. the coast will warm nearly 15 degrees by sunday. inland nearly 20 degrees. it's going to be a warm, hot and sunny all around weekend for the bay and the coast. good morning, frances. >> hi, mike. i'm really looking forward to that. there is a wind advisory for the bay bridge this morning and we also have road work going on in oakland. southbound 880 you might find lanes blocked on broadway to high street until 6:30 this morning. but you can see at 73 mph, it's not slowing many folks down at this point. also there's road work going on highway 92. there's been overnight road work that stretch 280 to foster city boulevard and that continues until 7:00 this morning. pretty treacherous to drive through that area when there is overnight road work. avoid it or wait until 7:00 this morning. outsidelight traffic even though there are a few minor accidents reported. no problems or delays 101
through millbrae and also looks good in the north bay. jenelle, kristen. >> frances, thanks a lot. it's now 5:08. >> the makers of budweiser comes up with a sales strategy that beer lovers will love. the "moneyscope" report is next. >> yeah, you can get something for free. why her former boss says meg whitman is not getting his endorsement as governor. >> something i'm not proud to say as a democrat. >> the comments getting him some attention at the white house. >> and he's the first to go, "dancing with the stars," the first casualty. i've got power pain can't mess with. (announcer) new icy hot power gel. relief that's icy to dull pain, hot to relax it away. and no mess.
>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. good morning. we begin your "moneyscope" report with president obama's top economic adviser stepping down. larry summers plans to leave at the ends of the year. his departure gives the president the opportunity now to reshape his economic team which recently lost two other
high-profile members. the federal reserve says it's ready to take action if the recovery weakens saying that it will pump more money into the economy if necessary. the fed is now more concerned about prices falling than rising which could lead to a drop in wages and home values. an highser busch is testing a new strategy to sell more budweiser. its biggest free sample campaign ever starting next monday. i'm rob nelson. >> meg whitman will not get the endorsement that hired her to run e-bay. in an interview broadcast on bloomberg tv, praised whitman's business sense while ceo but won't vote for her based on her support of same sex marriage ban. a video of san francisco gavin newsom criticize the federal stimulus program is becoming a big hit on the internet.
>> that's not something i'm proud to say as a democrat, not something i want to say but it's true. >> mayor knewsome made the comments at the san francisco chronicle's editorial meeting. >> it is not wrong to criticize parts of that stimulus as disproportionate saving jobs in the public sector and not stimulate the private sector economic growth. >> the white house says it's not bothereded by newsom's criticism. it was meant to highlight how the city has used federal dollars. >> david hasselhoff became the first contestant to be booted off this season of "dancing with the stars." hasselhoff got fewer votes than the other lower vote-getter karl massey. had nothing good to say about his cha cha. called it a potpourri of insanity. hasselhoff said he did the show because his daughters are big fans. >> i feel bad for kim because
she worked so hard to try to get me where i was going and i'm proud my daughters were here and got to see me go this far. so it's great. >> sarah palin's daughter bristol got 18 points out of 30 putting her near the middle of the pack. dirty dancing star jennifer gray did the best with 24 out of 30. >> poor hoff. >> always fun to watch. >> it is. all have personalities, the dancing contestants. >> mike, you know he follows the dancing. >> where the german contingent was for hasselhoff. if he was in germany -- >> they didn't call in and vote for him. >> uh-huh. >> let's move on. i'm going to dance over to the green board here and talk about weather. we'll dance around the subject of cooler conditions and breezy today. did you just call me that? 5:15 this morning. that's a real manly picture. i appreciate that. >> you're secure in your
masculinity. that's why she said it. >> okay, all right. that's two today, jenelle. as we look from emeryville to san francisco, cloudy conditions through the morning hours. coolest in santa rosa, 46 there followed by napa and los gatos at 51. fairfield at 52. everybody else mid to upper 50s. around the monterey bay and inland, you can see we have 49 watsonville, 46 gilroy for the cool spot. everybody else low to mid-50s. let's talk about sunshine today that's tempered by that cool breeze. so even though we'll see more sun than yesterday, temperatures close to where they were yesterday. partly cloudy and even cooler tonight. i think the breezes will be even slower. that will allow the cold air to sink into our valleys and neighborhoods. warm to hot this weekend. warm at the coast, hot inland and all of us will see sunshine. one low pushing through now bringing us the breezy conditions. the second low coming through and keeping those breezy conditions and also bringing
cooler air during the afternoon hours. by thursday though the high pressure starts to move in. that would be tomorrow and the warming trend begins. it's going to be a quick transition from this cooler than average weather to average weather thursday to well above average weather on friday. sunshine, low to mid-70s. milpitas 71. near 70 for most of the peninsula. a little cooler with that breeze shooting through the san bruno gap. breezy along the coast, sunny and near 60. south san francisco and sausalito hold on to hats, it will be breezy here with mid 60s. near 60 at your sunny beaches. mid to upper 60s through most of the east bay shore, hercules, fremont could crack 70. low to mid-70s in the east bay valleys with concord, pittsburgh 74. same thing for gilroy, santa cruz. mid to upper 60s for the rest of the monterey bay and salinas. tonight without the cloud cover in the north bay and the cooler
conditions. that cold air will drop us to around the mid-40s in santa rosa, napa. low to mid-50s for the rest of us. you wanna see that warming trend? let me get out of the way. here it is. tomorrow 4 to 6 degrees warmer in most areas. we'll jump another i'd say 6 to 8 degrees on friday and the heat peaks saturday, sunday and monday with mid-70s at the coast, mid to upper 80s around the bay and mid-90s inland. good morning, frances. >> good morning, twinkle toes. i hope that new name sticks. i like it. toll plaza, no delays at all. cal tran issued the wind advisory for the bay bridge. both hands on the wheel. interstate 80 delay-free as well, berkeley. 20 minutes the drive time from the carquinez bridge. looking good across the san mateo bridge. no problems in both directions. could be breezy here as well. road work going on highway 92 up towards 280. golden gate bridge traffic fine
this morning. there was a big mess yesterday about 9:00 but right now it's fine out of marin county. jenelle, kristen -- oh, you can always get the latest at abc7news.com. just click on the bay area traffic link. ladies, back to you. >> thanks, frances, so much. it is 5:19. still ahead what a new book reveals about a disagreement in the obama administration over the war in afghanistan. >> why japan says sayonara to paris hilton before she even steps foot in the tokyo airport. >> a sign of the times. the california community college, more students trying to get into classes than actually attending them.
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trying to sign up for classes than were actually attending class. foothill lost a combined $20 million in state funding this year forcing them to eliminate about 500 courses. that has left 7,000 students on wait lists to get into classes they need. >> we're at virtually full capacity. we brought 1700 students off wait lists last night into courses. we've added sections where we can but we're frankly at the max of both our faculty and staff's capacity as well as just room. >> students have until friday to get into their classes. if they can't, they're going to have to wait until january. >> a new book puts the white house and obama administration in the spotlight but not for something positive. the book called obama's wars written by prominent journalist bob woodward depicts intense battles inside the white house. woodward claims the president's aides were deeply divided over the war in afghanistan. in the book he claims the
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the 29-year-old celebrity pleaded guilty monday to a misdemeanor drug charge in las vegas. under japanese law immigration authorities can deny entry to those with convicted offenses. two las vegas megahotels banned her after she was arrested for cocaine. >> 5:25 our time. ahead on the morning news, the bay area city with the worst roads in the nation. >> and was it tough parenting or perhaps abuse of police authority. i'm theresa garcia live in san jose where a police officer is now being investigated for what he did when he found out a teenager boy was having sex with his teenager daughter. >> and look at the temperatures across the lower 48. warm indeed. 90. same in phoenix. seattle 67. minneapolis 66. that 20 degree spread where we may see severe weather today.
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♪ good morning. i'm theresa garcia live in san jose where a case of two teens having sex turns complicated when one of their parents is a police officer. that officer is now being investigated for possible criminal misconduct. we'll explain just ahead. >> also in the headlines, a federal judge says he'll decide by friday if he'll stop the planned execution of a san quentin death row inmate. it would be california's first execution in four years. >> here's a look from downtown san francisco. what you can't see here are the breezes. rather fast this morning and keep our temperatures below average. even with sunshine today. i'll have an update on the warming trend this weekend in the forecast. >> a wind warning for the bay bridge right now.
off to a quiet start this wednesday morning. trafficwise looking good but still road work going on. i'll have those details coming up. >> an a. c. transit is expected to decide today whether to slash night and weekend service. help close a $56 million budget deficit. >> it's 5:30. i'm jenelle wang. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with this story. a san jose police officer is in hot water this morning accused of staging a fake arrest. the reason? apparently to scare his stepdaughter's boyfriend. abc 7's theresa garcia is live in san jose with the story. theresa? >> well, the officer got involved last month when he found out that the 15-year-old boy was having sex with his 14-year-old stepdaughter. now, he says that the parents were okay with him using scare tactics and this was really to help the boy or stop him from actually, quote, heading down the wrong path. now that san jose veteran motorcycle officer is on administrative leave and he's under investigation to see whether he committed criminal false imprisonment.
our media partner, the san jose mercury news, feel the boy's parents feel the officer abused his authority. he pulled up in full uniform, berated and warned the boy to stay away from his daughter and handcuffed and told him he could face sexual assault charges. later the officer unlocked the cuffs telling the boy's parents he just wanted to scare him. legal analyst dean johnson calls the officer's actions an unwise move. >> anytime a police officer is personally involved in the case where his relative or a close friend is a complaining witness or a party to the case in any way, the best practice would be for the police officer to refer it to another investigator. >> the boy's stepfather video-recorded some of the encounter on his cellphone and later reported the incident to internal affairs. a detective interview the boy
and cited him for a misdemeanor of unlawful sex with a minor. the officer's daughter was also cited. the names of the teen's parents aren't being released to protect the identities of those minors. the prosecutors are looking into this case right now but have referred it back to the police for more information. really a tough case of questionable parenting skills versus now possible criminal charges. live in san jose, theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> thanks, theresa. on friday a federal judge in san jose is expected to decide whether california can move forward with lethal injection executions. officials at san quentin say the death chamber is ready for a scheduled execution next week if the judge lifts his moratorium. they are enlisting judge jeremy fogel. he will submit by today whether or not the lethal injection can be administered as a single dose instead of a triple shot.
a police chase spanning from the north bay to the east bay. this is where it ended at roosevelt street and harbor way in richmond but began when vallejo police chased a stolen car at speeds above 100 mph. the car eventually crashed into a parked truck near roosevelt street. this truck caught fire and the flames with apartments on six floors. firefighters put the fire out quickly and determined the building was damaged but still safe enough for residents to return. the driver of the car is hospitalized with moderate injuries. police say he faces numerous charges. a female passenger was also detained. >> richmond is the latest bay area city to regulate marijuana dispensaries. the city council approved a measure last night that limits the city to just three medical marijuana dispensaries. patients will be limited to purchasing one ounce per day. the police chief will hold public hearings before issuing
the three permits. richmond voters will decide november 5 this weather the city should tax the sales. oakland has already passed similar measures. >> board of directors will look at cutting bus routes in order to save money. the transportation agency is considering cutting night and weekend bus service to reduce a projected $56 million deficit. the proposed cuts would save $13.5 million. overnight service would be reduced to just two lines and more than half of the weekend service would be eliminated. the union representing drivers points out a. c. transit has spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal fees to try to avoid court-or theed contract arbitration. >> some of the worst roads in the nation are here in the bay area. a national research group called trip said 64% of the roads in san jose are riddled with bumps and potholes. the national average is 24%. los angeles comes in second followed by honolulu. concord, new hampshire, is 4th
and san francisco and oakland are 5th. the study counted them as one metropolitan area. >> we'll see what you need this morning with frances in just a moment. but right now -- >> let's check with mike nicco. hey, mike. >> good morning. could be a little bumpy because of the winds or shifty. west of 25 mph, a wind blowing from the west to hayward where it's dropping to, wow, 14 mph. a southwest wind at 14 in fairfield. that's the big story so far this morning. along with that temperatures running in the low to mid-50s in most neighborhoods. we'll have some upper 50s palo alto, also san jose and livermore. as far as your noontime temperatures, they will be held in check by that cool breeze. 60 half moon bay, mid-60s around the bay into the south bay and upper 60s to near 70 the north bay and east bay valleys. a few high clouds mixed with our sunshine during the afternoon hours. the warmest weather in the north
bay and east bay valleys with upser 60s, even 70s antioch and fairfield. mid-60s san francisco and most of the bay with upper 60s as you head to san jose. and about 60 in half moon bay. an afternoon game over at the coliseum. white sox in town. 12:35 first pitch. going to be sunny and breezy, warming up to 68 by the time the game ends. 7-day forecast, look how hot it's going to get this weekend. mid to upper 80s around bay, 90s inland and 70s at the coast. hot spots? >> a couple accidents in the south bay but i don't know if they're hot spots because traffic moving by pretty quickly. north 101 near story, apparently that's not blocking any lanes. you'll find another one north 101 at 680 but that's also been cleared. also on south 101 at bailey, another accident there but lanes are open. so even though you've got three
accidents in the south bay, traffic still flowing well all around san jose. you can see that with the green sensors there. we'll so you that quickly, a live shot of highway 87 in san jose. the headlights more northbound as you make your way through the downtown area. still no delays on that 101 stretch as well. >> frances, thank you for the update. >> listen to this one. first bit by the boss's dog then fired? adding insult to injury. >> a suspect connected to two sexual assaults at lake merritt. >> want to throw a party? the new proposal that could have promoters working a little promoters working a little harder if they w we're headed up to oregon to visit my parents. the riveras are taking their first family vacation. [ dad ] hey, do you guys want to see the largest artichoke ever grown? [ kids ] artichoke! artichoke! they needed some tools to help them keep track of their spending along the way. wells fargo checking with mobile banking lets them check their balance wherever they happen to be.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. our time is 5:40. oakland police hope a newly released sketch will lead thome a man who sexually assaulted two women near lake merritt. the suspect is said to be in his twenties, about 6 feet tall. both assaults happened sunday night 18th street near the lake. oakland police are urging women who walk or jog know the neighborhood to keep the volume down on their portable music players, stay in well-lighted areas and be aware of your surroundings. >> a san francisco supervisor wants to crack down on problem club promoters. he wants to make it a law that party promoters who want to host
events at clubs register online with the city's entertainment commission. he says the legislation could prevent avoidable tragedies. there was a fatal shooting outside jelly's dance cafe in july at pier 50 and a fatal shooting outside the suede nightclub last february. clubs would only be allowed to work with those promoters who have registered. >> an employee has sudan oakland school claiming she was laid off claiming she was bidden by the college president's dog. pamela reid was the executive assistant to the president pictured on the left. reid says she was preparing a fun raising event at homegreen's home last year when the terrier bit and latched on to reid's leg. she suffered minor injuries and reported them to oakland animal services. there was tremendous tension in the office after that and she was laid off in january. homegreen's office says these claims are without merit.
>> another shuffle in president obama's economic team and more companies are saying cheers. the bloomberg business report straight aheed asome of the nation's largest health insurance controversial action to get around the health bill. how it affects millions of families with children. >> on capitol hill, tough questions are expected today for the owners of two iowa egg farms at the center of a nationwide salmonella outbreak. [ female announcer ] jerry brown and oakland's schools.
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welcome back. 5:45 on this hump day. let's look at your california forecast. clouds around eureka at 59. big sur at 60. cool breezes keep sacramento and fresno in the upper 70s and chico 81. tahoe increasing sunshine and 54. same thing yosemite 83. san diego upper 60s to low 70s, 81 palm springs. kristen, jenelle. >> thanks. it's 5:45. >> taking a look at the stories we're following. on friday a federal judge is expected to decide whether california can move forward with lethal injection executions.
officials at san quentin say the death chamber is ready for a scheduled execution next week. >> a lover in trouble arch he pretended to arrest a 15-year-old boy for having sex with his stepdaughter. police arrested the boy for real this time for having unlawful sex with a minor. arrested the girl with the same offense which is a misdemeanor. >> a fiery crash in richmond last night. all began when police chased a stolen car at speeds of 100 mph. the car crashed into a parked truck in richmond. the truck caught fire and the flames spreaded to a building. no one inside was hurt but the driver of the stolen car was hospitalized and arrested. the latest at 6:00. >> two key components of the healthcare overhaul are set to take effect tomorrow, six months after president obama signed it into law. but this morning's l.a. times
reports some major insurance companies are going to stop selling new policies for children. anthem blue cross, aetna and others will hold new child only policies in california and other states. the company says the new rule taking effect could create huge and unexpected costs. they include a ban from rejecting youngers with preexisting conditions. >> the heads of two iowa egg farms linked to last month's salmonella outbreak are set to testify before congress this morning. members of the house energy and commerce committee want to find out more about wright county egg and hillendale farms. the salmonella outbreak resulted in the recall of a half billion eggs and sickened up to 1600 people, including dozens here in the bay area. an fda investigation found towers of manure, bug and rodent infestations at the farm. the two egg farms also had positive test results for
salmonella in the two years before the outbreak. >> first lady michelle obama will spends three of her six days on the campaign trail next month in california. they'll hold a fund-raiser for nancy pelosi on october 25th. on the 26th she'll be in l.a. speaking to the women's leadership forum and democratic national committee. on the 27th she'll host a fund-raiser for senator barbara boxer. her pit stops include new york, chicago, denver, seattle and milwaukee. >> someone opposing san francisco's sit lie initiative proposition l. has posted a website mocking the official website and reporters. this is civilsidewalk.com posted by supporters. it begins with we are a grassroots group of families, residents and small merchants that believe sidewalks should be a safe place. now sidewalk.org, the same look and color scheme but the words much different. it begins with we are an as
astro turf group let by commit cal consultants and wealthy business interests. the san francisco chronicle says so far nobody is taking credit for creating this second website. could be confusing if you type in the wrong -- >> exactly, all mixed up. >> abc7news.com, that's how you get the latest information. >> uh-huh. >> now you can stay tuned for the latest. >> that's when you're not watching us. >> yeah. >> exactly. let's open the weather window, see what's going on. sfo, not as cloudy and hazy as yesterday. keeping our fingers crossed there will not be flight arrival delays but a bumpy landing. let's take a look at some temperatures. how to dress. 46 in santa rosa. that's the cool spot. we have low 50s around napa, fairfield and los gatos and mid to upper 50s for the rest of us. around the monterey bay and inland, the cool spots, gilroy
and watsonville, mid to upper 40s. it's going to be a bright day, even brighter than yesterday. those breezes will keep our temperatures about the same, if not a little cooler in some spots and a little warmer in others. partly cloudy and cooler tonight once those winds die down. the cold air will have to sink into our valleys and neighborhoods. warm to hot this weekend. 24 hour temperature change. we just talked about it. going to see temperatures 1 to 3 degrees warmer in most areas. places like san jose may be a little cooler. starting with a few clouds around 8:00 this morning. but once the sun comes up and starts to overturn the atmosphere, the breezes kick in, the moisture thins out look at this, sunshine everywhere. even the coast by noon. continues into the afternoon hours. 60s in the coast and around the bay and 70s inland valleys. the east bay some of the warmer weather. low to mid-70s through all of
our neighborhoods from 71 dublin all the way to 76 brentwood. on the east bay shore mid to upper 60s from richmond at 66 to union city at 69. fremont castro valley and hercules possibly 70. sunnyvale, the cool spot. 72 saratoga. we'll have near 60 degree temperatures along the coast today. downtown south san francisco, always mid-60s. low to mid-70s through the north bay valleys with near 60 at your beaches. the cool breeze keep monterey and carmello to mid-70s morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. a few clouds possible tonight but looks like the coldest area will be the clear sky over the north bay valleys. low to mid-50s for the rest of us. seven-day forecast, look at the quick climb in temperatures by saturday. we are 12 to nearly 18 degrees
cooler from the coast inland. that's not even the warmest days. monday we could peak in the mid-90s inland, upper 80s around the bay and mid-70s at the coast. fall is coming in rather warm. here's frances with a look at the bay bridge. >> looking pretty good but still pretty windy. keep that in mind as you make your way across the bay bridge. cal tran put a high wind warning in place but no delays right now. a good ride across the san mateo bridge as you make your way out of hayward. that's the right-hand side out of foster city and san mateo delay-free. heading across the golden gate bridge shortly, here's what you can expect. very light traffic this morning. and they already have lanes heading southbound. san jose, north 101 at story, a separate one north 101 at 680. minor slowing at the scene but overall traffic looks great in the south bay. get the latest conditions as they change by going to our
website, abc7news.com. we update it 24/7 on the bay area traffic link. >> thanks so much where frances. it's 5:52. airfares are going up and drinks are going down. >> here's bloomberg reporter jane king with this morning's "moneyscope" report. >> good morning. get ready to pay more to visit the relatives for thanksgiving. the average domestic airline ticket is up 10%. one reason? holiday surcharges. more fliers are taking to the skies after holding up last year because of the h1-n1 virus. speaking of holidays, retailers may hire 100,000 more seasonal workers this year than last but nowhere near prerecession levels. president obama is not anti-business but that's not how investors see him. they say he is and a majority say investing would be approved if republicans won control of congress in november. the president's losing another
of his economic advisers. larry summers will return to harvard by the end of the year. tim geithner the only original top-level economic adviser. signs the recovery is stable. just yesterday the federal reserve said it's willing to take more action to revive the economy if needed. all right. how about a national happy hour. "u.s.a. today" says anheuser-busch will offer free samples, trying to revise sales among younger drinkers. american airlines will serve free alcohol at airport lounges starting october 1st. they're hoping to sell more memberships to its elite travel club. >> harry reid says he plans to bring a measure to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy again in the lame duck session after the november congressional election. republicans blocked an effort to
lift the ban on gays serving openly in the military yesterday. the repeal was attached to a military spending bill. neither president obama nor democratic leaders did enough to get the measure passed. >> the san francisco board of supervisors is a step closer to expanding a ban on cigarette sales in the city. they have given preliminary approval with a measure that would ban stores with pharmacies from selling tobacco products. it would close a loophole that only bans tobacco products from drug stores. a final vote next week. mayor has generated a fee to pay for alcohol-related programs. he said it would hurt local restaurants and other businesses. >> health officials are celebrating a popular program for breaking down both the language and health education barrier. shakedown teachers children and their parents how to eat right
and exercise. for the parents who only speak spanish, the english version of the work books were too difficult. they decided to raise $150,000 to get the materials translated. >> it tooks us almost two years to raise the funds but we did. >> told her what we sat and didn't eat right. she said you should go to the program. >> it's been a year since the spanish version of shakedown became available. some would like to see a follow-up class added so they can learn more about living a healthier lifestyle. >> the bay area has several of the top spots when it comes to bicycle-friendly communities. according to san francisco, the presidio, palo alto and stanford university. each were awarded both. the top platinum award given to davis, california, as well as boulder, colorado, and portland, oregon. they issue the communities and are judged how the area engineers, educates and
encourages cycling. >> at 6:00, cleanup on aisles 1 through 15. the late night crash that could keep an east bay store from opening for business today. >> also was it tough parenting or abuse of police authority. i'm theresa garcia live in san jose where now a police officer police officer is under investigation when he