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but the warm weather starts today in the afternoon. and we may even see a few records this weekend. i'll tell you how hot it's gonna get in your neighborhood. >> we're off to a terrific start for traffic. no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. so far no hot spots or accidents. i'll tell you about some construction that may be out there. >> great now but east bay commuters will have to find new alternatives after a. c. transit decides to make big cuts to nights and weekend service. good morning on this thursday at 5:00. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. in the news this morning bulldozers will fan out through the san bruno neighborhood devastated by a natural gas explosion and fire. officials say it's time to begin removing the demolished homes. jenelle wang is live in san bruno with more on the story. >> cleanup crews will start coming in at 8:00 this morning to clean out all the debris at this disaster site. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to
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two dozen charred cars so they can get the heavy machinery in. then remove debris from the hot zones first. 34 homes to be cleared but could be more later. the cost is about 30 to $40,000 for each job site. for the victims that lost everything, still a lot of questions as the bills pile up. >> as far as insurance. >> what we all went through -- i don't know when that healing process starts to begin. we're still numb. >> as cleanup continues, water trucks will continue to water down the ash to reduce any toxic levels. the san jose county health department has brought in ambient air monitors to monitor the air to make sure the air is safer crews and residents living here. last night there was a last-minute meeting to discuss homeowners rights. attorneys and contractors were available to speak with residents. the state senator proposed a bill that would exempt these victims from paying property
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taxes. it would allow them to deduct income lost on their taxes. it was exactly two weeks ago today that this gas pipeline exploded destroying 37 homes, damaging nearly 19 others and killing seven people. reporting live in san bruno, i'm jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> thanks a lot. officials from pg&e will appear before the california public utilities commission in san francisco. the puc is expected to vote today on a resolution that would order pg&e to pay for the investigation into the september 9th san bruno blast and to establish a blue ribbon panel to study the disaster. pg&e has said that money would come from shareholder profits, not rate hikes. the puc has already ordered pg&e to conduct leak surveys on all natural gas lines giving priority to high pressure and urban lines. >> we are following developing news in downtown orinda where pg&e is working to cap a gas leak. officials say a construction crew hit a gas main around 11:30 last night near camino pablo.
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initially about a dozen homes were evacuated. but the residents have now been allowed to return. officials say the leak is near the auto ramp to eastbound 24 but they say a detour will be in place during the morning commute until the leak is fixed. just before 6:00 last night, a leaking natural gas pipeline forced the shutdown of several blocks in millbrae. the thoroughfare was for two hours. pg&e would not comment to abc 7 news. >> serious cuts for bus riders in the east bay. hammered out a plan despite protests for those who rely on the buses. directors voted to cut at least half of the weekend service as well as four of their six late-night runs. >> this is preposterous. what am i going to do on the weekend to get to church and. >> the board decided they had no alternative given our financial condition but to opt to cut at least about half of our weekend service.
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>> a. c. transit has some issues with its labor union and says if it can work out an agreement, some of those service cuts could be avoided. if not, those cuts would go into effect in december. >> bart's proposal to build a three-mill elevated tram between the coliseum station and airport moved a step closer to reality. the transportation commission voted unanimously to approve $20 million in state money for the project but the sum represents only a small part of the project's estimated $484 million in total costs. it would replace the current air bart bus shuttle. it could begin in six months and take up to four years to finish. >> we're learning how much alameda prosecutors spent on the bart police shooting trial. the contra costa times reports the total bill for the d.a. totaled $144,000. the trial for former bart officer johannes mess early was moved to los angeles.
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they spent $25,000 on airfare, $55,000 on lodging and another $17,000 in other hotel costs. mehserle was convicted in involuntary manslaughter in the shooting of oscar grant. >> the opening of a new campus in pleasanton. the clorox research and development operations. clorox remains in oakland but the employees being relocated spend thousands of dollars in oakland and it will hurt the city's economy. >> we'll have 500 less people walking around the plaza i would expect. difficult to determine what the financial impact would be. taxes are not based on the number of employees. so it would be more what's it gonna mean to the local retailers? >> the clorox employee move is scheduled to be completed late next year. >> san francisco will not be levying a fee on sodas anytime soon. mayor newsom said he's abandoned
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his much public sided plans to charge a fee for sugary drinks. he wanted to charge big box stores but not restaurants. he's running for re-election and his opponent slammed him as chief of the food police but the mayor found a better way to encourage healthier drinks and an announcement will be coming soon. >> 5:06. the announcement on the weather forecast comes right now. >> and the drink you may want to load up on, water. plenty in the days ahead. >> that's great advice, kristen, as it's going to be hot and the hottest all year. starting cool this morning with a few clouds hanging around. 48 santa rosa 8:00. 57 around fremont and concord. a few high clouds from time to time. mid to upper 60s throughout the bay into the south bay and also san rafael. we have low to mid-70s santa
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rosa, napa towards concord, livermore and antioch. sunshine and 61 half moon bay. by 4:00 mainly sunny. a few high clouds once again and temperatures running in the low to mid-70s around the bay. mid to upper 70s in the south bay, north bay valleys and upper 70s to low 80s in the east bay valleys and 64 half moon bay. the rangers are in town first place. probably out of reach but nice to knock 'em around a little bit. a's at the coliseum 7:05 first pitch. clear and calmer. 68 down to 62. niles nightor baseball. there's the heat. it really hits tomorrow. today temperatures back to average. today above average and stay above average all the way through wednesday. six out of the seven days in the forecast will be warmer than average. full of sunshine. here's frances with a look at the gas smell? >> a smell apparently that eric smelled as he was driving on highway 24. gas leak that eric and kristen
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mentioned is affecting some roads heading to eastbound 24. it's at camino pablo and it may be impacting part of the on-ramp to eastbound 24. now, you could possibly detour off to brookwood road just past it and get around it. that's right around the orinda theater. or you may want to consider getting on at saint stevens instead. but elsewhere traffic is fine on freeways this morning. no smell of gas on interstate 80 through berkeley as you make your way westbound for headlights. no delays for the bay bridge toll plaza. also looking fine across the san mateo bridge this morning and elsewhere. eric, kristen. >> care to elaborate? >> i don't think i've ever heard it put exactly that way before on a news program. but that's fine. as i headed in on 44 this morning, i thought i smelled natural gas there. >> in the vicinity. >> all right. we'll continue to follow that story. 5:08. >> still ahead on the abc 7
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morning news, a once giant chain falls victim to the internet. what blockbuster is saying about the future of its stores. >> get ready to pay more for your morning fix. why the coffee king is bringing the price of some of its drinks. >> larry ellison brings part of treasure island into his personal party palace. 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. don't mess around with pain.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. welcome back. it's 5:12. troubled video rental chain blockbuster is filing for bankruptcy protection as it regorganizes. the company says it plans to recapitalize and transform its business model once the home entertainment powerhouse blockbuster has lost money for years as more americans rent dvd's. netflix and popularity surge for streaming video over the internet. the company which warned investors it might file for bankruptcy protection was de-listed in early july from the
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new york stock exchange. >> santa monica with spending plans, governor schwarzenegger recovering from a cold lives nearby. california has been without a budget for 86 days. that's a new state record. a new report says 20 city managers in california make more than $300,000 a year in pay and benefits, many right here in the bay area. the survey by a state asellbly committee found san ramon topped the list. vallejo's city manager gets $351,000. berkeley gets $339,000. santa clara's city manager took a pay cut this year but still earns $299,000. the state is hoping to get elected and appointed officials' salaries posted online. >> throwing an annual party on treasure island complete with a
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rock concert. it's larry ellison appreciation event for oakland world in san francisco this week. it includes a ferris wheel, fireworks show and live performances by black-eyed peas, don henley and steve miller. new invasions in cloud computing, database machines and microprocessor east we are going to keep invading and deliver -- we think try to deliver more value than any other technology company. >> oracle stock gained 1.4% in value yesterday. and according to the wealth meter at abc7news.com, that made ellison almost $500 million richer for the day. >> well, he can come up with and you may have to come up with a little extra cash for your next coffee drink at starbucks. the drink chain says it has been absorbing the rising cost of coffee beans but now it's going
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to pass it on to consumers. it wouldn't say exactly which drinks. bags of coffee beans are likely to go up in price. basic drinks like a tall coffee is supposed to be the same. >> but one of those venty, half decaf, caramel things -- >> then take extra money or credit cards or home equity loans. >> i don't know, those drinks -- >> joe. yeah, coffee, joe. that joe. >> all right. had to wait until september for the summer? >> yeah. >> take a look outside and show you what's going on. the first day of astronomical fall and the warming trend begins today. good morning. 5:15. looking at sfo where we have a few clouds but probably no flight arrival delays today as the clouds aren't nearly as thick as they have been the last couple mornings. because of that look at the temperatures.
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more in the 40s. santa rosa 43 degrees. redwood city, los gatos and livermore, 49 to 48 degrees. a 51 fremont, 52 mountain view and san jose to san rafael to 50 half moon bay. the rest of us mid to upper 50s. the monterey bay and inland, everybody the mid to upper 40s under a mostly clear sky. it is that sunshine and a slower breeze today that allows warming to begin. cooler air is moving off to the east. high pressure's moving in. it also will keep us clear at night with these longer nights and this dry air. it's going to be pretty comfortable. that's why this heat wave will not be too excessive or possibly even deadly or dangerous. the warm afternoons, we'll keep an eye. could cause you problems saturday, sunday, monday and to a lesser extent on tuesday. what's happening upstairs? a pretty potent system but most of that moving to the north. this cool front going to bring us a few high clouds. pushing a warmer air mass our
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way and we'll see temperatures jump. saratoga and campbell in the south bay at 81 degrees. on the peninsula, millbrae 73. warm all the way to 78 palo alto. mid-60s along the coast. still a little breezy today downtown, south san francisco, sausalito low 70s. 78 petaluma and san rafael. everybody else in the north bay valleys and the low 80s. at your beaches, probably about 15 degrees cooler. mid-60s. even with sunshine. richmond the cool spot on the east bay shore, 72. oakland 75 to fremont about 77 degrees. in the east bay valleys, concord 82 along with walnut creek. pittsburgh and livermore, 83 degrees. morgan hill, gilroy, hollister all cracking the 80-degree mark. mid-70s santa cruz and watsonville. a slide breeze with monterey and sunshine upper 60s. tonight temperatures mild and allows the houses, the apartments, the buildings to cool. low to mid-50s the north bay
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valleys even at the coast and mid to upper 50s for the rest of us. here's a look at that heat. it is going to last from tomorrow all the way through at least tuesday. the cooling will start hitting on tuesday and all of us on wednesday. by wednesday temperatures are still going to be near 90 inland, low 80s around the bay and mid-60s at the coast. it is going to be sunny and warmer than average just about all six days of the seven-day forecast. hi, frances. >> hi, mike. good morning, everyone. looking great on the roads right now. the bay area, live shot of the toll plaza. delay-free across the san mateo bridge for drivers heading across the span out of the peninsula. in or out of the peninsula to the east bay. no problems either on 880 for the entire stretch from oakland down to san jose. and we'll check out the golden gate bridge for you. it's very light right now coming out of marin county. the drive time from santa rosa down to the golden gate is an
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easy ride. the 880 interchange, headlights move northbound and all is well out at gilroy and morgan hill. get the latest traffic conditions. the changes 24/7 on abc7news.com. eric, kristen? >> frances, thank you so much. it's 5:19 now. >> u.c. berkeley grad and newly freed hiker sarah shourd goes on understandable television. up next where you can hear her speak about her year-long ordeal in an iranian prison. >> why a doctor that fought for an eye procedure wants you to stay away from it. orororororor
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our state has a huge deficit. meg whitman's plan will make it billions worse by eliminating the capital gains tax for wealthy investors, including herself. economists say her plan will "rip a hole in the budget" and is "deeply flawed". analysts for the l.a. times say whitman's plan is a "pure handout" to the rich creating a "huge risk" to schools and public safety. jerry brown's against this unfair giveaway because it will take billions from our children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us.
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welcome back.
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the first in-depth interview with the woman freed from an iranian prison, sarah shourd released last tuesday. her friends are still be held in iran. they were arrested during a hiking trip near the iran/iraq border. iran claims they crossed into iran as spies. you can see oprah's interview with sarah shourd at 4 p.m. here on abc 7. >> a routine mammogram might not be as important preventing death as previously thought. the study in the new england journal of medicine looked at women in norway. it founded death rate dropped only 10% after routine mammograms were introduced. scientists say advances in breast cancer awareness and treatment have played more of a role in the death rate. the american cancer society says it still recommends regular mammograms. if the norwegian study is confirmed the mammogram will be recommended on a more individual
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basis. >> the official who led the drive to approve lasik eye surgery calls it dangerous. half the patients who had the procedure end up with serious side effects including blurred vision. a thin flap of the outer cornea is lifted out of the way. a laser then flattens the inner cornea. that cornea can develop scar tissue that causes vision problems and forces some patients to need glasses again. >> i think people don't understand this is not like getting your nails done. this is not like getting a curl in your hair. >> my vision fluctuates very frequently and i have to have new glasses constantly. >> the laser eye surgery industry says most is temporary and complications are lower with today's modern lasix. >> recalls for one of the most widely used baby formulas. why similac is being pulled off store shelves. >> i'm jenelle wang live in san
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bruno where at 8:00 this morning crews will come in to clear out this disaster site. i'll have the latest coming up in a live report. >> and a dramatic cliff-side rescue. two men seriously injured after a 25 foot plunge from a popular hiking spot. >> and two-thirds of the country basking in warmer than average temperatures. 90s near chicago, d.c. our major airports are quiet this morning but you have wet weather heading to kansas city, omaha, minneapolis, chicago and milwaukee this afternoon. if any delays, we'll have them with
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♪ ready or not, here they come. healthcare reforms kick in today. i'm terry mcsweeney. we're going to take a look at the impact they have on one local family, what that means to
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you and why some are vowing to get rid of them asap. >> i'm jenelle wang live in san bruno where crews move in at 8:00 this morning to start clearing out this disaster site. i'll tell you about the big project that's expected to take four to six weeks. >> and we're off to a cool start this first morning of autumn. but the afternoons are going to be warmer starting today and throughout the accu-weather seven-day forecast. i'll talk about the longest streak of warmer than average weather we've had all year. >> a couple minor accidents but nothing slowing you down. they're on the shoulder. a live shot of the oakland maze. traffic flowing well. all freeways look good to the bay bridge. >> frances' happiness. >> i can see it, feel it. like waves of happiness. >> talking about the warm-up! we'll talk more about that. thanks for joining us, i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. a big chunk of the obama healthcare reform package goes into effect.
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change things as vast as who can be your doctor and how much your insurance company will pay over your lifetime and that's not all. terry mcsweeney has more. >> from choosing a doctor to free preventive services to more coverage for young people. big changes taking effect. not everyone likes these reforms but one family that does is the mcmanus walters family in novato. here's why. >> every time she has one, it could be her last breath. >> julie walters is talking about two years old daughter violet whose severe form of epilepsy results in lengthy hospital stays totaling half a million dollars per year. but with a lifetime limit, violet was going to be uninsured in just a few years. >> scary options. didn't really know what we would do in that situation. >> but as of today, dollar limits on hospital stays are history. in addition, pediatricians and obgyn's must be allowed to be primary care physicians. insurance companies can no longer drop any customer when
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that person gets sick. now state lawmakers have to act. >> they're going to create what's called an exchange which is kind of like a collective place where families with buy insurance if they're not getting insurance through their employer. that exchange can help negotiate prices to make them affordable for families. >> violet's mom says more reforms are needed. for example, she had to battle for a year to get violet an oxygen machine just so she could survive her nighttime seizures. >> she wouldn't restart for eight minutes and they won't pay for her oxygen. even though they would pay for someone that smoked all her life for oxygen but wouldn't pay for my daughter to have it. that's wrong. >> well, those folks say more reforms are needed. the congressional republicans say we don't need the ones we have, that businesses and individuals can't afford these $1 trillion worth of reforms. they're vowing to repeal them if they take back congress in november. >> a huge baby formula recall to
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report this morning. millions of containers of similac, the best selling formula in the u.s., maybe contaminated with bugs or bug parts. the recall's only for some of the powders, not the liquids. the fd a says there's no immediate health risk to babies. they have set up a web link where you can enter a lot number on a can of formula to see if it's been recalled. you can find that on our website, abc7news.com. click on "see it on tv." they will provide a full refund for any affected can. >> 5:32 now. later this morning the sound of heavy demolition equipment will echo through the san bruno neighborhood damaged by the natural gas fire. jenelle is live in san bruno with more. jenelle? >> eric, it was two weeks ago today when this pg&e gas line exploded and started this massive fire destroying more than 30 homes, severely damaging 19 others and killing seven people. in a few hours from now at 8:00
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this morning cleanup crews will come in to remove all the debris left by this disaster. the plan is start in the hot zone. they have to remove two dozen charred vehicles to get the heavy machinery in. then they will clean up 34 home sites. the cleanup is expected to take four to six weeks. yesterday water trucks continued to water down ash to prevent toxic levels from going up. they want to make sure the area is safe for crews and residents living nearby. >> we know it contains levels of metal, potential asbestos, all sorts of other chemicals. we want to make sure as the material's handled it's not going to blow off the property and become a public health problem. >> last night a last-minute meeting took place to discuss homeowners' rights. attorneys and contractors were available to help. state senator leland ye introduced a bill to help fire victims that would exempt them from paying property taxes and allow them to deduct income loss from this disaster.
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the bills are piling up from the victims. just to clear up their home site is expected to cost $30 to $40,000. insurance companies are expected to help but several lawsuits have been filed against pg&e. i'm jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> jenelle, thanks a lot. we're continuing to follow developing news in oakland where police are investigating a triple shooting outside a nightclub. it happened around 2:00 this morning outside a club on the 1400 block. three people were taken to the hospital but it's unclear how serious their injuries are. bullets hit at least one car and a nearby building. investigators say the whole thing may have started as a fight at one of two nearby clubs. no arrests have been made. >> a new poll in california shows meg whitman and jerry brown still in a tie in the governor's race despite whitman spending $119 million of her. money on the campaign. state attorney general brown and ceo whitman came up with 40% of
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voters according to the latest field poll. with less than six weeks before the election, 18% of those surveyed are still unsure which candidate they would back. that's up from 13% who were undecided during the last field poll back in july. >> bart is looking for additional revenue. its board is set to meet today to consider selling more advertising space at its stations and trains. among the options, selling the naming rights to stations adding television monitors at stations and trains and putting more wrap-around ads to raise extra cash. bart was one of the few transit agencies in the nation to end the fiscal year with a budget surplus but they need to develop new revenue sources to deal with future budget short-falls. what do you think, an eric thomas station. >> that's guaranteed to bring in money. right now eric thomas' monies is going out, college and stuff.
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>> i know. >> you will. >> i'll bring heaviness to the forecast! (laughter) >> it's free! >> yea! >> good morning to you. a lot of us, frances, are giddy about the warming trend that's coming. tired of all the dreariness we've had all summer. i know some of you like that. time for us to enjoy some more. concord and san jose 8, san francisco 9 degrees warmer. for the average temperature today, it's pretty close where it should be so we're getting back to that and springboard to even warmer weather as we head into the weekend. today we'll have mid-60s along the coast with sunshine. 66 half moon bay. low to mid-70s san francisco, richmond, oakland, san mateo. fremont, palo alto and san rafael. inland valleys from santa rosa, napa, concord, antioch, livermore and into the south bay, san jose and morgan hill. low to mid-80s.
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here's that warming trend. temperatures tomorrow 6 to 8 degrees warmer than today. about another 2 to 4 degrees warmer on saturday and looks like the heat will peak around monday when we hit the mid to upper 90s inland, near 90 around the bay and near 70 and low 80s near the coast. here's frances with a new accident. >> yeah, mike. this is antioch. a motorcycle involved in this crash. they may be sending an ambulance. it's in that slow stretch of westbound 4 near el street. traffic flows from there to loveridge, 33 mph. right now it's the center divide but i'll let now if emergency crews block lanes and traffic slows further. eastbound 24 you need a slight detour and make your way to brickwood road. >> it's 5:37. >> still ahead on abc 7 morning news, the warning going out
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our state has a huge deficit. meg whitman's plan will make it billions worse by eliminating the capital gains tax for wealthy investors, including herself. economists say her plan will "rip a hole in the budget" and is "deeply flawed". analysts for the l.a. times say whitman's plan is a "pure handout" to the rich creating a "huge risk" to schools and public safety. jerry brown's against this unfair giveaway because it will take billions from our children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us.
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jaycee dugard and her two daughters may be spared reliving their ordeal in open court next month. nancy and her husband phillip have been indicted by a grand jury. neither the d.a.'s office or grand jury would confirm. it would eliminate the need for a preliminary hearing which would likely need dugard's testimony. they are charged withholding her captive 18 years. both pleaded not guilty. >> a man impersonating an officer. a woman was walking on east 14th street when the a man driving a black s.u.v. stopped. he jumped out wearing a tactical uniform and told her to freeze. he handcuffed her and stole $200 while pretending to do an i.d. search. police are warning the public to look for identifying information on the officer's uniform if they're stopped. >> a judge is refusing to issue a fast ruling on san francisco's request for a temporary
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moratorium on pg&e smart meters. judge tim sullivan says a speedy decision is unnecessary. the utility can continue to install the devices for the time being. a recent investigation found smart meters were accurate but critics say the investigation did not look into the accuracy of the communications system that relayless the energy usage data from the smart meters back to pg&e. >> 5:42 now. starbucks customers may get a jolt, a different kind of jolt when they see new higher prices. the bloomberg business report is straight ahead. >> u.s. terrorism experts have a dire warning for congress. that story coming up. >> also the deadly vehicle collisions that had the chp reevaluating its pursuit policy. >> and a san francisco sandwich shop that fell victim to its own
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a corporate lawyer for a credit card company fined millions, even deceiving seniors. an executive for predatory lenders, as harmer's bank got billions from the wall street bailout. david harmer -- helping corporations rip people off. a record we can't afford. we need jerry mcnerney, small businessman, voting against congressional pay increases and refusing to take them, standing up for what's right. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message.
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welcome back. it is 5:45. california forecast. look at the sunshine around the coast. eureka 64, big sur 69. warmer weather moves into the central valley with mid-80s chico, sacramento and fresno. yosemite and palm springs both mid-90s with sunshine. kristen, eric. >> thanks a lot. our time 5:46. >> the stories we're following. demolition begins this morning at the san bruno neighborhood devastated by the gas line explosion and fire two weeks ago. cleanup is expected to take 4 to 6 weeks. this morning pg&e will appear at the public utilities commission to answer questions. >> a. c. transit bus riders protested but did not stop members from voting to cut at least half of its weekend service as well as four of their six late-night runs. those cuts are slatedto go into effect december unless the drivers unions can reduce the
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agency's budget shortfall. >> several provisions of president obama's healthcare overhaul take effect today including the end to lifetime caps on medical costs. allows parents to keep their adult children on their health plans to age 26 and insurers can no longer deny coverage to children under preexisting conditions. the latest at 6:00. >> americans don't have to look abroad for guilty faces in terror plots. more of our neighbors here in the u.s. are being recruited, dozens of them successfully. federal authorities are focusing on the issue before congress this week with more testimony expected today. emily schmidt is in washington. >> intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicated because extremists are looking for help from people within u.s. boarders. >> a new and changing facet of the terrorist threat comes from home-grown terrorists, and by which i mean u.s. persons. >> there were three serious attempted attacks in just seven
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months. first last september failed new york city subway plot and the christmas day square and the time square bombing attempts in may. the last year and a half at least 63 americans have been arrested or convicted of terrorism charges. >> do you believe is this an aberration or is it likely to continue? >> caution would dictate that we assume it is not an aberration. >> the experts cautioned american terrorist plots are harder to detect. >> launching a larger attack, perhaps more devastating attack does not work the additional effort when you can get a substantial coverage and impact with smaller attacks. >> in bob woodward's new book, president obama is quoted as saying the nation will do all it can to prevent a terrorist attack. but even after 9/11, the biggest attack ever, we absorbed it and we are stronger. >> the notion that terrorists pose a threat to our very existence, i think it's
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dangerous to the country, dangerous to our national psyche. i think the president really feels that. >> the government plans to expand a multimillion public awareness campaign about terrorism this fall. the message: if you see something, say something. >> 5:49 now. summer is finally here on the first day of fall. (laughter) >> yeah. >> you know the best thing that i'm really excited about, you get these heat waves, even at night doesn't cool down and actually becoming a health danger but not this time. >> that's the big change. since it's not happening in the summer we have shorter days and nights. cooler at night. that's why it's not as dangerous. glad you enjoy it. hope you will. take a look outside and that nearly full moon. the planets hanging around. >> that's jupiter. >> you sure that's jupiter? >> it tells me it is. see the sign? can't you see it. >> jupiter savings and loan.
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(laughter) >> jupiter is very close to the earth this go-around. if you have a nice telescope, you may see four of its moons. if you have a more powerful telescope, you may see its red dot, red storm or junior red spot. kind of slashing right now. talk about this mainly clear sky. it is cool this morning, as kristen observed. 43 santa rosa. los gatos 49 and livermore 48. rest of us the 50s. monterey bay and inland with a clear sky, temperatures mid to upper 40s. let's talk about sunshine. we'll have it again today. not nearly as breezy yesterday. that's why the warming will begin. mostly clear and it will be at night and again the key to the forecast of why this heat wave won't be nearly as dangerous as say a month or two ago. warmest the afternoons will be on saturday, sunday, monday, to a lesser extent on tuesday. temperatures compared to average, we're back near or just
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about 3 degrees short. san francisco 1. forecasting hayward, san jose and santa rosa right on and about 2 degrees warmer in oakland today. let's start in the east bay valleys where we have low to mid-80s. dublin 80. 84 antioch and 85 brentwood. over on the east bay shore, low to mid-70s from richmond 74. richmond 72. hayward 74, castro valley 78. south bay upper 70s to near 80. low 80s around campbell, saratoga and los gatos. mid to upper 70s throughout the peninsula today with redwood city 77. still a little breezy along the coast and mid-60s with sunshine. near 70 south san francisco, downtown san francisco and sausalito upper 70s to low 80s the north bay valleys. mid-60s at your beaches with sunshine. mid-70s the rest of the bay. low to mid-80s inland for morgan hill and hollister. the key to the forecast, low to mid-50s the north bay valleys.
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mid to upper 50s for the rest of us. that will allow everything to cool at night. we do have a cold front swiping the bay area today. mainly bring us some high clouds to enjoy with your sunshine. all right. temperatures over the weekend will be around 10 to 12 degrees warmer than what we'll deal with today. temperatures will be above average friday through wednesday. frances? >> mike, here's an update on the motorcycle crash reported in antioch. the chp calling it utl which means they've been unable to locate it. been looking for it the last 15 minutes. reported in the center divide. nothing seems to be there. that's the good news. the unfortunate news, just about summersville, 23 mph. outside what you'll find is a really nice quiet ride this thursday morning. no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. looks good across the san mateo bridge as you make your way westbound on the right. and the golden gate bridge also trouble-free. a quick stop in the south bay. the 280 and 17 interchange and
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everything looking good here as well. but you can always find out if anything changes. before you head out the door, you can always go to abc7news.com and click on the bay area traffic link. eric? >> frances, thank you. 5:53 now. the chp is reviewing its pursuit policy in the wake of two deadly crashes in san jose. in july a crash claimed the life of a 15-year-old girl as a driver was racing away from the chp and broadsided her car. this month two passengers were killed as their s.u.v. raced from chp officers and flipped on its side. chp policy says that officers may pursue any vehicle that doesn't stop when ordered to. some san jose officials say that policy should be different if the chase is on city streets. >> two men in serious condition after falling off a cliff on to rocks on the santa cruz coast. the men were walk on a rock formation called the pinnacle when they fell.
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a helicopter after rescuers pulled both up. he was in and out of consciousness and bleeding from the ears. a second helicopter was called in to take the other man to the hospital. he had a possible neck injury. >> the labor department, the news is not good. new requests for job benefits saw the first increase in five weeks rising to 465,000. >> also video rental giant blockbuster filed for bankruptcy protection this morning. here's bloomberg reporter jane king for the "moneyscope" report. >> good morning. it's currently blockbuster after years of struggling with online competitors like netflix is filing for bankruptcy protection. in spite of the chapter 11 filing stores will remain open. the baby formula on your shelf may be contaminated with bugs. labs are calling similac brand powder infant formula in an internal quality review. the formula found in michigan may contain beetle and its lava.
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the powder sold in plastic containers and other big cans. liquid formulas are not affected by the recall. the favorite beverage for adults getting more expensive. talking about starbucks planning price hikes for biggest and labor-intensive drinks. may hike prices on packaged coffee products. bad news on the housing market. existing home sales for august, that comes a half hour after the opening bell. economists expect a number of homes stagnated near a record low. yesterday concern about teches and the financial companies. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king with the bloomberg's business report. >> a san francisco sandwich icon is back in business after it closed. ike's sandwich shop became a victim of its own success. so many people were lining up for lunch people complained about the noise and the odors from the kitchen. the new ike's is around the corner on market speech. it's sharing space with a nightclub that doesn't open
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until late. orders will be taken over the phone for now to avoid the long lines of customers. >> dieters who drink milk appear to have advantage in the battle of the bulge. tracking men and women overweight, they were put on a low-fat diet, mediterranean diet or low carb diet. after two years, those with the highest dairy calcium intake lost about 12 pounds. the biggest losers drank about two glasses of milk per day. the study is published in the american journal of clinical nutrition. >> i assume not drinking cold milk. just ahead at 6:00, what a new investigation has found about the salaries of several bay area city managers. >> plus new details on developing news after a gun fight outside an oakland nightclub in morning. >> and i'm jenelle wang live in san bruno where the big job of clearing out all this debris begins about two hours from now. i'll
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>> all new. oprah: the american hiker held in iran. sarah shourd is here for her first television interview. >> then -- oprah: the craigslist rape survivor reveals her identity and what really happpppppppppppp
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and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that. ♪ in the headlines an early morning shoot-out outside a local nightclub sends at least two people to the hospital. >> and i'm jenelle wang live in san bruno where a big cleanup project gets underway in about two hours from now.

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