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i'm terry mcsweeney live in san francisco where the police chief says there is a major investigation underway of the police department. some officers may be dealing drugs and laundering money. the story coming up in a live report. >> here's a look at that drizzle we talked about yesterday. a little moisture on the golden gate bridge. we'll find scattered drizzle this morning but the heavy rain moves in later this evening and the showers underway. talking thunder, snow levels to 2500 feet. i'll have an update for you. >> you'll find some pretty big fog. that's what the chp is saying if you're driving on interstate 80 through american canyon and vallejo. visibility less than 500 feet. here's the bay bridge toll plaza. no delays. >> been quite a bay bridge of magic brewing overnight in the
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bay area. maybe you saw a muggle or more. live in san jose, that's because part 7 of harry potter has just premiered and we're going to tell you about those lines and what they were doing to patiently get in. coming up. >> ron and harry. >> a recall on those brooms because they weren't flying very high with 'em. >> you're right. >> friday morning. thank you so much for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, the san francisco police department is shaken with word of a new interm investigation underway. what does this involve? >> well, according to the examiner, please chief gascon is saying there's an internal investigation into officers distributing narcotics and money laundering. he made the announcement to the police officers association board of directors on wednesday. the chief was asked whether internal affairs was conducting surveillance or stinks on its
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own officers and the chief said yes, a major investigation is underway. he announced he reorganized the internal affairs unit against police department employees. that was the result of the scandal at the san francisco police drug lab where lab tech debbie madden allegedly stole drug evidence at least five times and took it home, the cocaine, for personal use. that led to the demotion of command staff and led to internal administrative and criminal investigations dealt with by the same command. now, that commander right now is looking into allegations of narcotics distribution, drug dealing, and money laundering by police officers. we have calls to the san francisco department a number of times this morning and we have so far no comment from them. live in san francisco, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. it's 5:02 now. san francisco police are looking into what caused an early morning crash that killed two people and injured three others. it happened at around 1:00.
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a car traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on ocean avenue careened off a light people at sarah boulevard. two of the five people inside the vehicle were thrown out of the car. one died at the scene, the other at the hospital. a truck driver who witnessed the crash says it did not appear the car was involved in any type of racing. >> emotions ran high at a meeting at san pablo's lake elementary school. they talked about schools their children would attend when lake is shut down next fall. the contra costa times reports the meeting ended abruptly when most of the nearly 200 parents walked out. in 2009, the west contra costa school district decided to close eight schools. district officials plan to redistribute students from lake elementary to three other schools, bayview, high land or dover. no schools were too far or didn't have enough room to accommodate the children who attend lake elementary. >> fallout from the san bruno pipeline explosion is forcing the closure of a sacramento
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elementary school in the middle of the school year. the twin river school board will locate all students from har mon johnson elementary school. the school is next to a major gas pipeline and an engineering firm conducted an independent study after september's deadly blast in san bruno. they found the underground pipeline across from the school is a risk. pg&e says the gas facilities near the school are safe. >> this morning several san francisco state university police officers are recuperating after being injured yesterday by a chemical reaction while trying to conduct a drug test. it happened just before 5:00 yesterday at the campus police department. officers had confiscated an unknown substance from an apartment owned by the university. they were investigating whether a squatter was living there. when they went to test a substance at the police lab there was a loud pop and foul odor. >> it was a reaction when the chemical from the kit was combined with the substance that was confiscated.
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and it was an unexpected reaction with some sound and some odor. >> one university officer was taken to the hospital as a precaution. four others were treated at the scene. still unknown what the substance was. >> san francisco's jewish community is mobilizing against a proposal that would ban circumcision in the city. san francisco resident lloyd scofield wants to put a measure on the november 2011 ballot that would make it a misdemeanor punishable by a year in jail or $1,000 fine for parents who have their children circumcised. he calls it painful, dramatic and unnecessary. but jewish say it's been an important part of their religion for 3,000 years and promise to mobilize to make sure the measure doesn't pass. >> residents in san francisco sunset district have won their fight to prevent a medical marijuana club from opening. the planning commission approved a permit for the pot club last may but the board yanked the
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permit wednesday evening after residents testified the proposed location near a school and community facilities is not a place for marijuana. the san francisco chronicle reports the bay area compassion health center which applied for the permit will have ten days to request another hearing. president obama is touching down right about now in portugal for a summit with nato partners and the european union. let's take a live picture here of lisbon. he is there with dignitaries. he was two days of meetings -- two days of meetings coming up and european leaders will be pressing him on an exit strategy in afghanistan. he is planning something now. they're expected to question the effectiveness of his stimulus spending at home while european nations are tightening their belts. the issue of bailout for ireland will also be on the table. >> harry, ron, harmoni and he whose name are not spoken are working the overnight shift. harry potter opened for midnight
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shows around the country and theresa garcia is live at a theater in santa clara with more. what the film critics, the important ones, the ones that spin dollars are saying. >> the film critics are the ones in there watching that movie and i'm so bummed because actually we got here just before -- after that last movie wrapped up. so we could feel some of the muggles magic in the air but as others head to work, you might see harry potter fans heading home from these movies and especially last night while many around the bay area were perhaps getting ready for bed, the tech museum, one location where potter fans were lining up to get into the 12:01 premier. whether an i-max screen or regular theater, harry potter and deadly hallows brought hundreds of fans with high expectations. those also engaged in the
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quidage as they waited for movie to begin. >> people running around with sticks between their legs posing possible impalement, kind of scary. >> does your father know you play this game? >> no, no. no, because i'm embarrassed by it. >> it's expected to be an even more amazing money maker. industry experts expect harry potter's magic to grow some $130 million box office this weekend alone and that's a movie that covers only half of book seven. part two coming out next summer. worldwide grossed about $5.4 billion in the worldwide receipts. that's the franchise making the highest grossing of all time. takes over star wars, tar trek. it will drum up a lot more harry potter fans that want to stay dry and get ready for the magic inside. >> theresa, thank you very much. it's 5:08.
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>> quidage has gotten so popular, a lot of universities are playing. cal stanford actually had their own quidage match last weekend. this weekend, tomorrow, big game. >> you started this. so who won the quidage match? >> that i actually don't know. but i know who's going to the game. go there! >> let's check in with mike for a look at the forecast for the game and other things. >> yeah. ought to be interesting. the game tomorrow will be wet. we'll see who can play a better game over there, cal. stanford or cal. good luck with that game, wet and in the 50s. let's set the stage. over the last three hours the shield of radar returns diminishing quite rapidly. we have a lot of drizzle this morning and that's just going to hang around through about the 8:00 or 9:00 hour. this front will kind of stall on top of us and see the radar returns kind of fall apart like they have so far this morning. temperatures today the mid to upper 50s in most areas.
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about 60 in san jose. all right. the rain, it becomes more steady after the sun sets at 5:00 this evening. and then you can see how we're going to deal with showers. snow down to 2500 feet. thunder possible saturday and sunday. and temperatures in the low 50s. a lingering chance of a shower on monday and then we have to worry about a hard freeze tuesday night and wednesday night. rainfall amounts around an inch, possibly an inch and a half once the weekend it over. frances? >> all right, mike. you have to worry about some fog for your morning drive on int state 80 through vallejo and american canyon. and also the early accident in antioch has been cleared. traffic looks good as you continue westbound 4 to southbound 680 walnut creek where traffic on the right-hand side flows southbound. that's the north main street exit in the middle of your screen. no trouble in the north bay this point. it's friday light as you make your way southbound on 101 through san rafael down to 580 and the golden gate bridge. if you're heading across the san
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mateo bridge shortly, no delays. 101 looks good in san mateo and the road work on 880 through hayward has also been opened and cleared. and a nice, quiet ride as well in the south bay as this live shot shows you at the 280 and 17 interchange. eric, kristen. >> frances, thank you very much. it's 5:11. our producer did research and cal won the quidage game. >> are you proud? >> yeah. see what happens tomorrow. the plan to stop the airport security patdown controversy. >> another mine explosion. the latest to rescue two dozen
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> good morning. we are begin your "moneyscope" report with more homeowners paying their mortgages on time. the number of households behind on their payments fell last quarter to the lowest level since the beginning of 2009. delinquency declined. the latest move to boost growth. in a speech in germany, bernanke arguing china and other countries are forcing its hand by keeping their currency artificially weak which is slowing the recovery. the stocks finished the day up 3.6%. and time warner cable will begin
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testing a new tv package next week to prevent customers from cancelling its service. it costs about half as much as the current plan. that's your "moneyscope" report. >> it is now 5:15. in new zealand a gas explosion ripped through one of the country's largest coal mines while dozens of workers were underground. at least 27 workers are still believed to be underground and that number could rise. five workers with minor injuries made their way to the surface. rescue teams are unable to enter the mine yet for safety reasons. police say they still don't know what caused the explosion. >> a florida congressman is calling for u.s. airports to fire the transportation security administration, the tsa, in the wake of the controversy of new enhanced patdowns. john mikea has sent letters asking them to switch to private security guards. the government already allows airports to opt for private
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screeners but they need to get approval. san francisco has been using private screeners for years though they have to follow the same rules including the new patdowns and body scans that critics call invasive. >> east palo alto police are planning to install hi-tech electronics equipment on two police patrol cars by early january. our media partner, the san jose mercury news reports earlier this month the city council approved the police department's request to buy a couple license plate radar systems through a u.s. justice department grant. it uses high-speed cameras to scan and capture hundreds of images of license plates without any special effort. then they could be uploaded to computers that immediately flag stolen vehicles. >> santa clara county will soon have a new highway. a 15 megawatt solar highway, system of 64,000 panels taking up 63,000 acres of land. the funding will come from a private developer. the construction will start next
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year and it will produce power to supply 3,000 homes. the public can give us input tonight at a high school in morgan hill at 6:00. >> it is just about 5:17. encountered a little drizzle on the way to work as you will undoubtedly, too. >> it's called the appetizer. >> the beginning, absolutely, of the changes coming our way. we can show you numerous vantage points like this from emeryville where it's a little moist this morning because of the drizzle. this will hang around through the morning commute and then it will taper to just scattered sprinkles this afternoon before the steady rain moves in this evening. but still we're going to talk to frances and see if this is causing problems or the fog developing also. let's talk temperatures. it is warmer than it was yesterday. look at the low to mid-50s. it's one of the reasons why the drizzle is coming out of the clouds. the clouds can't hold the warmer, moister air. 45 los gatos. around the monterey bay and inland we have the same type of
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situation. temperatures around 50, 51 and 52 degrees. the sprinkles, they're possible but the cooler weather will take over all our neighborhoods today and the steady rain tonight. thunder still possible and then the chilly breeze will drop the snow levels down to 2500 feet by sunday. today i'll have radar returns looking a little more impressive than the rain will be during the afternoon hours. know there's scattered sprinkles during the daylight. must 50s most neighborhoods to about 60 in san jose. the monterey bay, just mainly cloudy. temperatures upper 60s. for tonight cooler, rain starting to taper as we head into tomorrow morning. low to mid-40s in most neighborhoods. and look at cloverdale, higher elevations around you. definitely wake up to some snow saturday morning. for now, friday, 7:00, we're watching the front. the radar returns we just showed you, they're falling apart and the models pick up on that very well. you can see the rain developing
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along the front and pushing through the bay by 8:00 tomorrow morning. then the scattered showers develop and you can see how heavy they get at times, especially over the santa cruz mountains and diablo range. once that passes, no starts to develop on mount saint helena 2:00 sunday morning and mount hamilton 4:00 sunday morning. i think mount diablo will see snow also, 36, 3700 feet. and then watching as we clear out sunday. only see some scattered showers develop again. the bulk of the rain's gonna fall tonight through tomorrow morning and then in the form of scattered showers saturday. the showers sunday won't be as widespread. talking many areas in our higher elevations getting an inch to an inch and a half and about a half to an inch in some of our lower elevations. heading to the sierra, please be careful. winter storm warning 4:00 today until 10:00 sunday. up to 4 feet of new snow possible. 1 to 2 feet of snow about 5,000
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feet. looking at some of the guidance coming out of there, saying 80 and 50 more than likely will be closed at times tomorrow. all right. here's a look at your 7-day forecast. yes, those rains and snow showers down to 2500 feet. some small hail may be possible but probably not as likely with this system as we've had with systems in the past. monday a chance of scattered showers. tuesday, wednesday and thursday some sunshine slowly warming afternoon temperatures but watch for a hard freeze tuesday night and wednesday night. have a great weekend. here's frances. >> mike, want to remind folks you have to carry your chains with you. it is friday so a lot of folks will be heading up to the sierra. today a better day to drive than tomorrow. here's a live look at interstate 80 in berkeley right now. you can see there's fog developing westbound traffic still looking good. now, eastbound as you make your way through vallejo or even westbound heading through vallejo. look out for very thick fog
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where it has reduced visibility to less than 500 feet. and it's going to be a pretty messy commute this evening as well right now. the golden gate bridge looking good though. traffic still friday light for the morning commute. interstate or rather 101 on the peninsula is fine as we show you another live shot in millbrae for those folks heading to sfo, no delays right now. 880 looking good as well heading to the oakland airport. as we check out some drive times for you. quiet and clear. this is actually green on westbound 580 with only an 18 minute drive time from 205 to 680. mass transit systems reporting no delays and, of course, you can always get personalized drive times at it's under the bay area traffic link. eric, kristen. >> frances, thanks a lot. it's 5:21. >> next signs of the holiday season. a south bay winter attraction opens tonight. >> and going overboard? the cost of bringing the america's cup to san francisco. a flight to hawaii
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team and considering the front runner. >> san francisco will net $22 million but the city will shell out $64 million for transportation and police producing a net loss of $42 million. well, rain or shine, san jose will open its downtown ice skating rink tonight. skating begins at 5 p.m. at downtown ice. that's the name of it. the between the fairmont hotel and the san jose music of art. the program runs for 60 days. on monday bay area skating legends will put in san appearance. a good chance of rain. mike will fill us in on that in a couple of minutes. hard to believe it but there's only 36 shopping days until christmas. here's a little something to guilty you in the mood. >> three! two!
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one! (cheering) >> mayor gavin newsom kicked off the season with the market street holiday lighting in san francisco last night. it was beautiful. >> yeah. great that they did it last night because tonight damp out there. 5:25. next at 5:30, san francisco police try to determine what caused a solo car crash that killed two people and injured three more overnight. >> also no lucky numbers bingo night in the south bay. a bandit robs the place right in the middle of the game. >> i'm theresa garcia live in san jose. the premier of harry potter took place. we'll let you know how everybody got so engaged in magic. >> the first arctic outbreak of the season is coming in. look at the high in great falls today, 12. fargo, 27. where our weather is coming from, low to mid-40s. it's cooling off up north. so far that cool weather hasn't created much in the way of
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>> san francisco police investigate a fatal crash that killed two people and left three source injured. >> also a robber holds up a bingo parlor in the south bay right in the middle of the game in front of more than a hundred people. >> a live look at the golden gate bridge. you can see some of the drizzle. it's making the streets maybe a little slick this morning. talking about a better chance of rain tonight, update you on showers and thunderstorms this weekend and how low the snow will go in the bay area. >> all right. the roads are slick. there's a lot of fog on interstate 80 through vallejo and american canyon. so far seeing a lot of friday light traffic. >> a few broomsticks slide
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around last night. all part of harry potter. we'll let you know more about the premier and the turnout up ahead. >> good morning. it's 5:29. thank you for joining us on this friday. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. two people dead, three others injured following a solo vehicle crash in san francisco's lakeside district early this morning. it happened around 1:00. a car traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on ocean avenue. two inside the vehicle were thrown from the car. one was dead at the scene, the other died at the hospital. a truck driver who witnessed the crash says it did not appear the car was involved in any type of racing. >> in the south bay police are investigating a brazen armed robbery. it happened at of all places bingo night at santa clara's american legion hall. the club holds the event to raise money to send underprivileged kids to camp. last night the cashier was
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robbed at gunpoint in the middle of the game and in front of 100 people. >> first thing i saw was a ski mask and a gun. he reached over, grabbed a tray of some of our money and head for the exit. we followed him out but i stopped people at the door and yelled gun. >> that same volunteer went after the masked robber and kicked in the side of his getaway car. the robber got away with about $1200 in cash. >> two south bay moms charged with embezzling $30,000 from their kids' school fund. the two are set to appear in court next month. they're accused of stealing from the baldwin elementary home and school club in san jose. the fund typically pays for everything from hiring school counselors to kindergarten handwriting programs. bank officials notified the school district when they noticed charges from netflix, j. c. penney, sold navy and gas stations.
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>> arrested a girlfriend of a man expected of killing two men and wounding a woman early this week. police took nicole osmond into custody on charges including possession of marijuana for sale and child endangerment. she lives with her seven-month-old where richard culkins shot three people wednesday morning. after the shooting kaw kins went to the back of the police station where he smashed the glass door and lobby window. >> oscar grant supporters will hold another rally today. the group will demand that charges be dropped against 152 people arrested earlier this month. people were protesting the sentencing of former bart police officer johannes mehserle. johannes mehserle got a two year sentence. organizers will also ask the d.a. to drop charges against all grant supporters who have been arrested since january of last year. a jury convicted mehserle of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of grant at a
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bart station on new year's day 2009. >> the jury deciding the torture case against a tracy man enters the second day of deliberations. santa waders is charged with child abuse and other acts of violence. the abuse took place in 2008 when ramirez is a minor. he is now 18. waiters and three more were charged in the case. the others made plea deals. waders told the jury the client was too busy to have tortured the boy because he had a full-time job and coached youth football. >> fans who went to see boxing sensation manny pacquiao sing and speak in vallejo wednesday are singing a different tune this morning. the 31-year-old boxing champ sang and entertained 250 people at a fund-raiser at the hidden brook country club. the contra costa times reports many that paid $150 to $200 to attend are now demanding refunds. they say pacquiao left early. they didn't have a chance to get
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his autograph or have their picture taken with them as the event promoters had promised. >> magic in the air this morning. bay area harry potter fans will losing sleep to catch the latest movie of boy wizard released at midnight. theresa garcia is live in santa clara. >> you know, you could still feel the muggles magic in the air even though the last showing wrapped up 4 a.m.. this is really just the beginning what began several hours ago. there were people many around the bay area probably wrapping up their night but at the san jose tech museum it was one location potter fans were lining up to see their hero's latest adventure. the sold out latest movie drew out plenty of fans who brought along some spirited patience to wait in line with a high expectation.
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>> the movie's pretty awesome. i don't know -- pretty much avoid the commercials. i know what happens because i read the book but harry potter a pretty awesome series. >> industry experts expect harry's magic to grow some $130 million box office dollars this weekend alone and that for a movie that covers only half of book seven. with the previous six films having grossed $5.4 billion in worldwide receipts, the franchise is now the highest grossing series of all time beating out others like star wars and "star trek." i can tell you the fans will get another chance to get engrossed in some magic when part two of harry potter comes out next summer. that will mark the end. theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> all right, theresa, thank you very much. it's 5:35 now. hard to tell from that picture whether or not it's drizzling
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where she is. >> that's the key to the morning forecast. you may run into it and it may stop. you can run into several waves of drizzle and it is just drizzle this morning. the rain has since kind of fizzled if you will only to be replaced later by heavier rain. let's talk temperatures. mid to upper 40s los gatos to menlo park. low to mid-50s for the rest of us. most of these temperatures warmer than yesterday by 10 degrees in antioch, 14 concord. 4 in san francisco to 9 in san jose. los gatos actually 12 degrees cooler. 8:00 looking at tremperatures i the 40s and 50s. radar returns a little more impressive than what makes it to the ground. noon could have scattered sprinkles and temperatures mainly in the mid-50s. a few low 50s. it's right after the 4:00 hour we'll start to see the steady rain develop and that will take over our evening hours.
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as far as cal and stanford, a big game tomorrow, wet and temperatures in the 50s. 7-day forecast, looking at showers, thunderstorms and snow levels to 2500 feet through sunday. monday starts to taper. tuesday, wednesday and thursday warmer in the afternoon. frances? >> a new crash just reported in solano county. looks like it from the shoulder but i'll check the traffic maps and the sensors in my next report. live shot of the san mateo bridge. things flying very well here. no trouble as you make your way westbound 92 towards foster city and 101 san mateo. we have a live shot of 101 in millbrae. traffic is light north bound towards sfo but it looks like mike was telling you they are expecting delays at sfo so it could be posted on that as well. also lanes blocked on southbound 280 in san bruno. several lanes may be blocked. they don't tell us exactly what
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but it should be cleared by 7:00 this morning and still flowing well as you make your way southbound on the peninsula. eric, kristen. >> thanks a lot. it's 5:37. >> still ahead, bay area home prices take another dive. find out what's keeping buyers from taking advantage of the already low prices. also... >> ♪ >> a chorus of neighbors trying to keep a north beach restaurant from
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you by mancini sleepworld. >> it's 15:40 on this friday. you can see it's a little glistening, the roads, a little glisten from the dampness. we've got drizzle. we'll talk about when the big rain is gonna come ahead of the big game this weekend, tomorrow cal and stanford at cal. go bears. >> more news for you right now. the bay area real estate market has suffered a new blow. houses sold last month the second slowest pace for october in more than two decades. sales were almost 23% lower than last year. and prices fell on a year to year basis for the first times in 13 months. analysts say the expiration of home buyer tax credits, lack of job growth and concerns about the economy are keeping buyers on the fence. one mortgage broker thinks buyers who are waiting for prices to fall further may be
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making a mistake. >> i happen to think that perception is incorrect because the steps the fed is taking to stimulate the economy, that's gonna result in rising rates and rising inflation, including home prices. >> prices were actually up last month in solano and santa clara counties. the biggest drop was in napa down 15%. >> tenants will finally be moving into a high profile san jose office building that's been vacant since the day it was built eight years ago. the price warner house cooper accounting firm is now moving into the 17 story tower in june. it signed a 15 year lease for the top eight floors. >> a north beach restaurant is a step closer to putting opera on the menu. ♪ the city's planning commission has approved the application to use taped orchestra music to back up its
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waitress, trained soprano jesse neilson. a group is on polled to the plan saying they're worried about the noise. but no one at yesterday's hearing was against the idea. the proposal goes on to the city's entertainment commission. >> 5:43 now. what pepto-bismol sales tell us about holiday travel. the boomberg business report coming up. >> haiti now confronts a health crisis. >> the new fines thousands of
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>> welcome back. time for your california forecast. you see the rain moving through eureka, 51 and chico, sacramento, 53, 57 down around southern california clouds and low to mid-60s for san diego and los angeles. sunshine and 73 in palm springs. can't forget about tahoe. a winter storm warning that starts this morning at about 4:00 -- excuse me, this afternoon. hangs around until 10:00 sunday morning. snow 2 to 4 feet above 7,000 feet. 1 to 2 feet above 5,000 feet. more news. >> thanks, mike. a marin county woman in haiti to help earthquake victims finds herself in the middle of a dangerous cholera epidemic. jenelle wang is here with her story. >> the cholera epidemic is spreading in haiti and so is the rioting.
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the middle of it all this marin county woman. miriam is held up in the country teaching people how to make a living in farming. but cholera has caused major rioting for days. the outbreak killed 1100 people. protestors are lashing out at u.n. peace keepers over suspicions the soldiers were infected with the diseases and brought it into the country. health officials are still trying to pinpoint the source but haitians are lashing out. >> i'm relatively safe in the hotel. the biggest problem would be if i was trying to leave, you know, depending where you go you can really get caught in the crossfire. >> miriam has been to haiti nearly a dozen times to help the people there. her family was actually in haiti in january when the earthquake struck. this is video of miriam as homecoming at sfo. miriam is less worried about her safety and more about helping the haitians. no word when she'll make it back home but it could be as soon as
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today. eric? >> thank you very much. it's 5:47. foster city leader are considering a list of cuts to close a $3.4 million budget deficit. it could include some police jobs and the annual fourth of july fireworks display which attracted large crowds this summer. the city is looking at raising planning and inspection fees. the city council will hold a public hearing on proposed cuts november 29th. >> golden gate ferry riders get ready. it could cost you more to ride the ferry even with your subsidized clipper card. instead of paying $5.15 for san francisco, clipper card holders will pay $5.70 and sausalito riders will be charged $4.85 instead of the current $4.40. cash paying customers pay more than $8 for the same ride. a final decision on the increase will be made today. >> wasting water in marin could get expensive. the marin independent journal reports the municipal water
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district is considering whether to fine people whose lawn irrigation systems do more than water the lawn. the final it could be as much as 250 bucks. what we're talking about here is runoff where the sidewalk gets sprayed or water flows down the street into the gutter. the proposed rule would penalize anyone whose excess water runoff flows at a rate of a gallon per minute or more. the fine would show up on the water bill. >> about to get some storm runoff. mike, this is a major storm either way. >> definitely a lot of runoff out of the storm and a lot of trees that still have colorful leaves may not have them after this weekend. show you what's going on. the morning on advertiser if you will. sfo where we have drizzle and a low ceiling. that could cause flight arrival delays. so far they say everything is running on schedule. live doppler 7 hd, we can see a few showers showing up over in the eastern part of napa heading into solano county. those are going to plague a few
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folks around dixon up to sacramento. for the most part it's just some scattered drizzle what we're seeing this morning. talk temperatures, it's much warmer than it was yesterday for the low to mid-50s and los gatos 46. the monterey bay, still around 50, 51 and 52 as you head inland. so three really important things you need to know about the weekend and i'll fill in with greater details. sprinkles are possible today. cooler for everybody. the steady rain moves in tonight. showers saturday and sunday could have thunder with 'em and that chilly breeze with our snow level down to 2500 feet by sunday. the radar return here looks more impressive than the actual sprinkles whether get this afternoon. the main thing just chilly with a limited amount of sunshine. 51 clear lake to about 60 san jose. most of us must 50s. mostly cloudy the monterey bay and inland. temperatures upper 50s to near 60 degrees. steady rain will start to taper by tomorrow morning. the cold front has passed and so the colder temperatures are here
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with the low to mid-40s in most neighborhoods. cloverdale a little cooler and snow developing in some higher elevations tomorrow morning. 7:00, cold front kind of stalled through the north bay mountains meandering, finding its way through the bay by 7:00. moisture from the south, hook up with the cold front. front will actually lift it and that's what will create the rain that develops this evening and hangs around until about 5:00 or 6:00 in the morning. may be drizzle around but the scattered showers develop during the afternoon and into the evening hours. those will also taper overnight but still a few lingering showers could bring some snow to mount helena around 2:00 and then mount hamilton around 4:00 sunday morning. the showers will be less likely on sunday but if anything does fall, especially the higher elevations, it will be the coldest of the air here. you can see saint helena getting
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more snow sunday evening. where you see green that's over an inch. the east bay hills up into the north bay mountains. it's going to be quite a wet one. better get that gutter cleaned early today so all that rain will run off and not run into your house. let's look at the accu-weather 7-day forecast. you think it's chilly today. temperatures by sunday may not make it out of the 40s. watch out for a hard freeze tuesday night and wednesday night but afternoon temperatures into thanksgiving will be warmer. frances? >> mike, this accident in vallejo sounds a little more serious. it's an overturn car crash on interstate 80 at magazine street. some people said it's actually westbound 80. some are saying eastbound. we'll let you know. chp should be there shortly and they are sending an ambulance. look out for some very thick fog as you make your drive on interstate 80 between american canyon and vallejo. visibility has been reported at
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less than 500 feet. and we'll go outside and check out live cameras for you where you can definitely see the fog developing here over the oakland maze. a new spinout reported as well in oakland on northbound 880 at 7th street. look out for that. you see westbound 80 traffic heading towards the bay bridge. golden gate bridge though fog-free and delay-free at this point out of the north bay. roads a little slick. we'll check out the south bay for you as well and show you the 280 and 17 interchange. so here no accidents or problems reported at all. get the latest traffic information by going to our website is the place to go. we update it 24/7. >> frances, thank you. it's 5:53. >> the total of the economy on medical care. >> here's jane king with the morning's "moneyscope" report. >> good morning. more and more adults are cutting back on medical care to save money. a third of adults this year went without recommended care.
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didn't see a doctor, didn't fill prescriptions because of costs. and 20% had major problems paying medical bills. the meantime the break through for women in banking. beth looney, ceo, making her one of the first women to run 20 of the biggest banks. akron the top spot to be for turkey day. columbus was number threes and factor it is like airport traffic, the amount of turkey consumed and pepto-bismol sales. china today making it harder for banks to lend money to rein in cash in their financial system that could spark inflation. the fed chairman ben bernanke taking his defense overseas saying it will help the world economy. he criticized countries like china that keep currency low to boost exports. ireland seems closer to a
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bailout from the european union. watching dell and earning forecast. cheaper parts made it less expensive to make computers but the company says it experts just medium growth during the holidays. >> music legend carlos santana teaming up with the oakland bay symphony. ♪ >> santana and the symphony rehearsed last night at the paramount theater. today and tomorrow a new works by music producer michael wall don. it's called the enchanted forest. seven higher world of music. >> this is a new dimension for my heart to hear full symphony like this. extremely uplifting. >> hopes it will expose young people in oakland to a wide variety of music.
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>> a stockton couple shares something else. wayne and lori now hold the guinness world record's title as the world's tallest living couple. ease 6-10. she's just under 6-6. the two met at a church singles club seven years ago. i imagine they saw everybody instantly across the room. she says they can find each other in a crowd. he says they can see when people are going bald sometimes before anyone else. >> you know the best thing, she can continue to wear those 4 inch heels. that's important. >> i think college coaches are already scouting them. 5:56 now. just ahead on abc 7 news at 6:00, two south bay moms accused of stealing thousands from their own kids' school. >> why the pg&e explosion has
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officials shutting down a sacramento elementary school in the middle of the school year. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live in san francisco where the police chief says he's looking to bust up a drug ring, a drug ring operateded by police officers. the story cooooñ?ñ?ñ?
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